New Chicago Bulls Could Be Playing for a Future with the Team

February 25th, 2010 by Josh Herman Leave a reply »
When the Chicago Bulls parted ways with John Salmons and Tyrus Thomas last week, many fans saw the players that were received in return as nothing more than expiring contracts, and who could really blame them? Guys like Hakim Warrick, Acie Law, and Joe Alexander aren't household names unless you're a college basketball junkie.

Add in a guy with a nickname (Flip) more universally known than his real name (Ronald), and it became apparent that the Bulls were already looking forward to July (and with the current weather plaguing this nation, who could blame them).

But now four games into having a new roster, the Bulls are 3-1 and currently occupying the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference, a mere game-and-a-half behind fifth place Toronto.  Their new players have allowed for a faster style of play, which has seen one of the worst offenses in the league during the first half score 100, 122, 95, and 120 points respectively in the past four games.

And not to be lost in the effort are the new guys, especially Hakim Warrick and Flip Murray. Warrick, once the Big East Player of the Year, has averaged 10.5 points and six boards since joining his new team.  Murr ...

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