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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 12:55 pm  |  24 responses

Carlos Boozer: Now Pain-Free

Great news for the Bulls: Boozer tells the Sun-Times that he’s feeling great and ready to play without a hand brace: ”There’s no soreness, no pain, and I’m no worse for wear,’ Boozer said Thursday before the Bulls headed to Boston for tonight’s game against the Celtics. ‘I’m not going to wear a brace anymore. I thought having it would ease my mind, but I’m not playing with it again. I wanted to be a lot better [Wednesday night], and I wanted to win. But I’ll learn and move forward.’ Boozer missed the preseason and the first 15 games of the regular season after he broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his right hand Oct. 2. In his debut, a 107-78 loss to the Orlando Magic, Boozer had five points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist in 21:34.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Defense free too.

  • JTaylor21

    He’s also now electric razor free.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’ma give him the benefit of the doubt for now. We have to take his deficiencies because he does provide something the Bulls have been sorely lacking for years – a legitimate low post presence. And him and Rose will be lethal in the pick-and-roll. If he can give us at least 15 points, 8 rebounds and say, 60 games or more a season, I’ll be content with that. If not, I wouldn’t mind if the Bulls looked elsewhere for another low-post presence. I’m really not enamored with dude, in fact I used to straight up dislike him, but I gotta back him cause he’s on my squad now.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Enigmatic
    If he gives y’all that, he’s a disappointment
    He should give y’all 20 and 10 at least for what he takes off the table defensively.
    I think Noah can cover some of the slack, but when y’all play Rose, Korver and Boozer at the same time, well things could get ugly.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    i REALLY, really want to believe that this will all work out for the bulls soon. but boozer clearly threw off rose’s rhythm and i don’t think going up against these celtics is going to be much tonight, unless boozer defers to rose a lotr more.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    much fun*

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    airs have faith. It was the guys firt game in 7 months. I’m expecting today to be better and tomorrow to be even better. Come next week the team will be rounding into shape. And everyone needs to actually watch Rose play defense this year. He’s good at it.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Boozer and the Bulls mix like oil and water.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    diesel.
    you’re right about rose, his defense has improved and isn’t as much a liabiity anymore. still wish we had kirk to lockdown opposing guards though.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I get what you’re saying, Allen. There’s a big difference between me saying I’d be content and me saying I’d be happy with that production. I’d love to see him get 20 and 10 but I can understand him not getting 20 points a night with Rose and Deng in the lineup, and I can understand him not getting 10 boards a game with Noah in the lineup. HOWEVER comma pause for effect…if dude is not putting up at least 15 and 8, the Bulls need to look elsewhere. $15 million, $16 million a year is way too much to be paying someone who puts up marginal numbers and not buying into the defensive philosophy of the team. That being said, as I’ve said before, I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt. Like Diesel said, he’s played one game this year.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Rose has definitely improved defensively. I love our defense, it seems like everyone is willing to talk and help each other out. I’ve lost count of the number of shot-clock violations and forced-timeouts after a trap or double-team they’ve caused this season. And Bogans and Brewer can’t make up for Kirk, but they’re feisty as hell and Brewer’s starting to look like a beast at picking off passes in the passing lane again, like his Utah days.

  • http://hansdeiter33@gmail.com Bmack

    I will say about last game, the refs were loose with their whistles allll night. That first half was a freakin army crawl to get through.

  • http://bulls.com Harry Twatter

    @Allenp If you’d actually watch a Bulls game and not make comments based on hate you would know Rose’s “d” isn’t as bad as advertised. Just like his long-range shot, his defense has improved tremendously.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Harry Twatter
    I’ve watched plenty of Bulls games, and I’m a fan of Rose and the team.
    And his defense still is bad.
    Improved does not mean “not bad.”
    Bulls fans need to calm down. Everybody who criticizes your team or its players doesn’t hate the city of Chicago.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Rose is trying now, but his technique is still bad.
    Plus, my theory is that you can only have so many poor defenders on the court at the same time.
    Right now, Rose is a poor defender, but you can have one poor defender on your squad and still be elite defensively, the 2001 Sixers are proof of that.
    However, when you have two poor defenders on the floor at the same time, things can get bad. When you have three or more poor individauls defenders on the floor, well things get ugly.
    It’s not just about scheme, it’s about players paying attention to the little details that are a part of the scheme, and carrying out their roles.
    I’m not convinced, Korver, Boozer and Rose can do that just yet based on their past performances. I could be wrong though.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    hope he is everything we all thought he would be for the bulls here pretty fast like

  • vtrobot

    i don’t have much faith in booz and i’m sorry that you chicagoians are forced to. looking foward to watching the rose/rondo matchup live tonight. C’s by 15.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    iv never really been a big fan of dude but since he is playing along side rose and noah i really hope he helps like they need him too and i suppose i can manage to keep watching bulls games

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Eniigmatic, if evil parrot face disappoints, he will, the bulls cant look elsewhere. Hes got a long term contract. Ive seen 5 or 6 bulls games, and roses d is still bad. Hes got a long way to go on defense. …… So much about a mediocre team. I havent seen one story about how great manu is playing this year. Tony too.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Tarzan, yeah I acknowledge if Boozer doesn’t work out, it’s not like many teams out there are gonna want to take on his contract. But it’s the NBA, you never know.

  • Robb

    Until you…

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Hey, if he doesnt work out, and zeke has some say in ny, he might try to pair him with amare to produce the least effective defensive frontcourt, while being great on offense. ….. The bulls be ok tho. What worries me about that team is, aside from rose, theres no room for improvement. Boozer is who he is, same with noah, deng, brewer, korver. Taj might get a lil better, but he came in like a vet.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    In other news the gym back will be 100% again in 2-4 weeks.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    ah sod it. bag not back… just wrecked a perfectly good joke. I’m out like Bron from Clev.

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