We here at Pippen Aint Easy interrupt the ongoing coverage of “Luolgate” to give you the preview of tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. With all of the attention directed at Luol Deng and how he was traded, the final offers and the effects that the trade will have on both teams we have overlooked some things. Number one, the Chicago Bulls are going for four straight wins tonight on the road in Milwaukee. Number two, they are actually second in the division behind the Indiana Pacers. Granted this team is under .500 but they can make up some real estate in the Leastern conference over the next few nights. But first they must get past a possible trap game against the 7-27 Bucks.
Don’t let the record fool you Pippen Peoples, the Milwaukee Bucks stink. The team that plays in the center named Bradley plays badly. They are awful. The Bucks own the worst home record in the league…by far. Let’s go a little farther with the analysis, they are the worst team in the league…by far. John Henson has been out and they hope to have them back. Brandon Knight has played okay considering the circumstances. I’m reaching people, what can I say? I have accused the Bulls of tanking this week, well the Bucks ARE tanking this week, next week and every week until this season ends. There is already talk on how they can get Jabari Parker in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform. When you think about the fact that this team was in the playoffs last year, it was really an amazing feat. Remember when former Buck Brandon Jennings said the famous phrase… “Bucks in six” going into the series with the defending champion Miami Heat. Well he was almost right, The Bucks was shown the door in six…days!
Now the Bucks are one of the worst teams in basketball top to bottom. They are so bad that you don’t even think about them with the New York teams (you can pick one, you can’t go wrong) stealing the headlines. This preview alone would be difficult if Gary Neal hadn’t decided to get in a shouting match with Bucks center Larry Sanders. Here’s the kicker, in front of the media! After a whopping 6 months you tell a guy “I earn my money! You should try it!” Since then the Bucks have been trying to get rid if this guy with the quickness. Brandon Knight probably hates to hear the name Joe Dumars after being traded to this circus.
With all of the clowning that I have been doing over the last few paragraphs, one thing does remain to be said. The Bulls need to win this game. The Bucks have won seven games this year (Don’t ask me how) and they can win tonight (Don’t ask me how.) The Bulls have to stay focused. There has been many reports on this website and all over Fansided about how the trade had affected various people in the organization. The Bulls have to put the trade behind them and go play. Period. The trade has happened, Deng is gone. Back to hoops. The Bucks have a ton of trouble scoring. Some of it is Larry Sanders getting into constant foul trouble (See? he just got whistled for his second foul now.) Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah should arrange a block party tonight and pound Milwaukee on the boards. Since Noah has taken over the playmaker duties from the post, the Bulls have been very successful running their offense during the streak. I don’t see any problems with that trend continuing.
Tom Thibodeau is the ultimate professional coach. He’ll have the Bulls ready. If the Bulls show up and breathe through their nose and out their mouth. This will be a blow out.
Tags: Chicago Bulls