Enough About Vinny: The Other Problems Facing the Chicago Bulls

December 10th, 2009 by Josh Herman Leave a reply »
Saying that the Bulls are kind of struggling is like saying that Derrick Rose can kind of jump, or Joakim Noah kind of resembles Captain Caveman.

But while Bulls fans everywhere are calling out for Vinny Del Negro's head (including myself), let's take a look at a few of the other problems facing a team that hasn't been competitive against a playoff team in nearly a month.


1. John Salmons is not Ben Gordon

Salmons, who was acquired in a trade with Sacramento last season, was brought in to be a shooter.

In his career, he's shot 45 percent and many Bulls fans (and I'm sure most executives) were hoping that he would soften the blow of losing last season's leading scorer Ben Gordon to free agency.

While Gordon had superstar qualities and a knack for hitting clutch shots, he proved that he couldn't get the job done on a consistent enough basis to be paid the money that he wanted.

Enter Salmons, a guy whose field-goal percentage had gone up pretty much every year since he entered the league in 2002.

After hitting 47 percent of his shots while with the Kings in 2008-09, the Bulls thought th ...

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