In the meadow, we can build a snowman … then pretend that –
Oh, hello! I didn’t see you there. Please, come in. I was just singing a little Christmas ditty while working on some bullets!
What’s that? You’d like to read them. Ho, Ho, Ho! Sure thing!
- The Jordan era has long come and gone, but one vital piece of that great time in Bulls history still rings throughout the Chicagoland area. Of course, I’m talking about the Dunkin’ Donuts Race. As it currently stands, Dashing Donut, Cuppy Coffee, and Biggie Bagel supply the real show on a nightly basis at the United Center, and The Athletic’s Maggie Hendricks wrote all about the great tradition. And if I may say, Dashing Donut is just as real of an OG as Vince Carter in this league. Hang a jersey in the rafters and put some respect on his name. DD FOR LYFE!
- And now back to your regular scheduled programming. The Bulls may have already broken Thaddeus Young.
Thaddeus Young Is Reportedly Unhappy With His Minutes and Could Seek a Tradehttps://t.co/xRhAA65DOC
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) December 13, 2019
- According to a Sun-Times report, Young is unhappy with the minutes he’s received since joining the team and could eventually seek a trade. If you know anything about Young, this sounds pretty out-of-character, but he also has been averaging his least amount of minutes since his rookie year in the NBA, so it’s easy to understand his supposed frustration.
I agree with this take.
Top-3 lineups Thad Young has spent his time with:
Where’s the balance? I’d be mad too! https://t.co/0g8vHNdGUZ
— Mark (@mkhoops) December 13, 2019
- I think this point is certainly a valid one. As noted above, Young is clocking the majority of his time with a rather young, in-experienced bench lineup. And while he’s been known to mentor a younger team, he hasn’t been accustom to playing alongside non-starters over the past several years. Even with the expectation of not coming into Chicago as a starter, it’s not hard to believe Young thought he’d at least be splitting some time with the team’s cream of the crop.
- On Wednesday, LaVine messed around and made history again.
🔥🔥Last night, Zach LaVine scored 35 points in 25 minutes, making him only the 13th player in NBA history to score 35 in 25 or fewer minutes. 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/hSiRU9ZVor
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) December 12, 2019
- Lauri Markkanen is back to being the second in command to LaVine, but we’re still waiting to really see him breakout. I’m glad we’ve been getting more consistency in his scoring numbers, and now it’s time we seem him start stuffing the stat sheet again. Tonight might be a good opportunity for big-time showing with the Charlotte Hornets in town. He only scored 3 points against the squad the last time the Bulls played them on November 23rd, but we know he has what it takes to dominate them thanks to his 35-point performance in the season-opener.
Lauri Markkanen shooting:
First 20 games:
28.2% from three
2 games of 20+ points
Last 6 games:
43.5% from three
4 games of 20+ points
— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) December 13, 2019
- Chandler Hutchison slowly but surely working his way back.
Boylen says Chandler Hutchison had his first contact practice today since shoulder injury, played 3 on 3. Not likely to play this weekend. #Bulls
— Mike McGraw (@McGrawDHBulls) December 12, 2019
- ICYMI: Jabari Parker said he’s moved on from his rough and short experience with the Bulls. However, he also made sure to let the Bulls’ organization know Chicago will always be his city: “I just had to move on, but that never changed how I felt about my city because I have more street cred than that organization period,” Parker told ESPN’s, Eric Woodyard. He’s not wrong.
- Bleacher Report went through and picked every NBA team’s best squad of the decade. Can you guess what team they picked for the Bulls? Of course, you can. The 2010-11 Bulls took home the award, and rightfully so.
- Throwback content!
Throwback to when Nate Robinson went 7-7 from deep in 2013! pic.twitter.com/WchSxxRAet
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) December 13, 2019
- More throwback content!?
All-Grit First Team. Shoutout to Captain Kirk always.
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) December 13, 2019