An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
About halfway through the expected 8-12 month recovery time for his torn left ACL, Derrick Rose appeared in Chicago to unveil his new shoe, the adidas D Rose 3.
The event coordinators started the event by playing Rose's latest adidas commercial, part of a marketing campaign coined "#thereturn."
An emcee then took the microphone to introduce the Bulls point guard. For a...Read more »
The moratorium on free agents officially signing with teams was lifted at midnight Wednesday. And as expected, Deron Williams signed with the Nets, and Steve Nash was shipped to the Lakers.
The rumor mill is still churning, though, and figures to heat up now that teams can start to lock up players for the 2012-13 season. Here are some of the latest:
Hornets will match on Gordon
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Brandon Roy, the former Trail Blazer who retired during the 2010-11 season at the suggestion of team doctors because of chronic knee problems, plans on returning to the NBA next season. And teams are reportedly already knocking at his door.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Bulls, Mavericks, Pacers and Timberwolves are all interested in signing the three-time All-Star.
Roy...Read more »
The Chicago Bulls are preparing for the 2012-13 season as if starting point guard Derrick Rose won't be available.
During Chicago's first round series against the 76ers, Rose tore his ACL and meniscus. And according to Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times, "The Bulls aren't counting on Rose returning next season. They aren't even planning on it."
The injury, which sidelined...Read more »
At the start of each playoff round, you can find updated power rankings in the Double Dribble. The rankings are formulated based on what team still playing is most likely to win the NBA championship. So, for example, you'd expect the No. 4 team to beat the No. 5 team in a playoff series, but the No. 4 team would likely lose to the No. 3 team.
1. SAN ANTONIO SPURS
The red-hot Spurs enter...Read more »
After the lockout, the Chris Paul trade fiasco, the Dwight Howard and Lamar Odom drama, the Metta World Peace elbow, and a lot of basketball in a short period of time, wer'e finally here: In less than 24 hours, the first round of the NBA playoffs tips off.
Here are predictions for the opening series:
No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Utah Jazz Gregg Popovich’s management of the veteran...Read more »
Earlier today, the NBA announced the schedule for the opening game of each first round playoff series.
Four series will open Saturday, and four on Sunday:
No. 7 Dallas or Denver at No. 2 Oklahoma City*
No. 8 Philadelphia or Knicks at No. 1 Chicago*
No. 7 Knicks or Philadelphia at No. 2 Miami*
No. 6 Orlando at No. 3 Indiana
No....Read more »
Day 28 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls franchise has six NBA titles, and has 13 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.
Date: June 14, 1998
Situation: The No. 1 Chicago Bulls lead the No. 1 Utah Jazz, 3-2, heading to Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Context: Coming off back-to-back NBA titles in two of the most dominant season in NBA history,...Read more »
Day 18 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks franchise has one NBA title, and has 11 playoff appearancea since the 1991-92 season.
Date: May 8, 2011
Situation: The No. 5 Atlanta Hawks trail the No. 1 Chicago Bulls, 2-1, heading to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Context: Despite increasing the team’s win total for five straight...Read more »
Day 16 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Washington Wizards. The Wizards franchise has one NBA title, and has five playoff appearance since the 1991-92 season.
Date: May 4, 2005
Situation: The No. 5 Washington Wizards and the No. 4 Chicago Bulls are tied, 2-2, heading to Game 5 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Context: Prior to the 2004-05...Read more »