Running with the Bulls: Chicago Potential Title Run

March 18th, 2011 by Quentin Haynes Leave a reply »
Two weeks ago, I wrote a post talking about title contenders. In my east section, I listed Chicago as one of my contenders, but I couldn’t see them pull it out. The biggest reason? The Bulls need a shooting guard. With experience guards like Jason Richardson, Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade potentially on the Bulls horizon, I couldn’t see them advance past a Boston or Miami for that simple reason.

But something happened.  The Bulls beat Miami and ran through Utah and they seem like a different team.

The team with the best defense in the NBA, seems unstoppable at this point. With the Kendrick Perkins trade to Oklahoma City, Dwight Howard benefited the most offensively, but can’t you argue that Joakim Noah benefited defensively? Noah, who I always felt was underrated coming out of Florida, is a relentless rebounder. In his 35 games this season, Noah’s grabbed 406 rebounds, good enough for a average of 11.6 so far this season. Noah has even seen a slight spike in his scoring this season (10 points last season, 12 this season) and if he can remain healthy for the remainder of the season, he’s going to be tough in the ...

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