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Playing The Point – April 17, 2017

Jimmy Butler; Credit – Getty Images

By Jay Colby,

1. Jimmy Butler Lead Bulls rally to beat Celtics 106-102 in series opener – In surprising fashion the Chicago Bulls comeback to beat the Boston Celtics behind Jimmy Butler 30 points and 9 rebounds. The Game 1 loss was an emotional night for Boston’s star Isaiah Thomas grieving the tragic loss of his 22-year-old sister Chyna Thomas.

What I Am Looking Forward To For The Upcoming NBA season

Derrick Rose, Credit - NBA

Derrick Rose, Credit – NBA

By Ben Hirschman,

The Golden State Warriors – I can’t wait to watch the Golden State Warriors. No, I am not a Warriors fan, I am not jumping on the warrior’s bandwagon, but I think we can all admit that this is the best team ever assembled in NBA history. And before they signed Kevin Durant, one could have made the argument that the Warriors already were the best team assembled in NBA history, which makes the signing of Kevin Durant monumental.

Windy City Madness: Why the Bulls are going in the wrong direction

Dwayne Wade, Credit - Getty

Dwayne Wade, Credit – Getty

By Jake Katz,

The Chicago Bulls have been one of the most successful franchises in basketball the past 30 years.  Granted, a lot of that can be attributed to the greatest player ever, Michael Jordan, but beyond that they have always been a franchise with a distinct plan for the future.  Now maybe not so much.  The Bulls finished 42-40 last season and didn’t make the playoffs for the first time since 2008.  They got rid of Tom Thibodeau and brought in Fred Hoiberg who had some trouble working with star Jimmy Butler and integrating Derrick Rose into the offense.  Fast forward five months and the Bulls have drastically changed their team and have brought in some big time names.  The question is, will they be better than last year?

Dazed and Confused: A franchise in disarray

Jose Calderon, left, Robin Lopez, second from left, Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony, right, of the New York Knicks Credit - Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images

Jose Calderon, left, Robin Lopez, second from left, Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony, right, of the New York Knicks Credit – Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images

By Jake Katz

The date is January 20th 2016.  The New York Knicks have just defeated the Utah Jazz in overtime at Madison Square Garden and evened their record at 22-22.  Carmelo Anthony finished with a near triple double and rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis finished with 16 points and 3 blocks.  The Knicks were playing great and in contention for a playoff spot.  The season was giving Knicks fans something they haven’t had for a few years, hope.  But hope is something Knicks fans don’t know much about (I speak as a lifelong Knicks fan). 

Coaching Carousel

Scott Brooks; Credit - USA Today

Scott Brooks; Credit – USA Today

By Chris Hornstein,

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets are the teams that ended the season looking for a head coach this offseason. Two of those jobs have already been filled. Tom Thibodeau will lead the Timberwolves next season, and Scott Brooks will guide the Wizards. The Rockets are still playing but barring a great playoff run they are likely to find a replacement for interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff.