How bulls match up w/ celtics
Bulls vs Celtics
Rose vs Rondo- The edge goes to Rose because he is more complete on offense. His jumpshot is much improved and Rondo's is non existent. However, I must mention that Rondo is one of the best defenders in the league, expecially at the pg position.
Brewer vs Allen- Once again Brewer is matched up against a sg who is better than him. Can Brewer use his length to chase around Jesus Shuttlesworth and make him rush his shots?
Deng vs Pierce- Pierce is in the top 5 at the sf position, Deng can maybe crack the top 10. When Pierce is going that means the Celtics are in top form. Deng will have to bust his back on defense to keep this matchup from destroying the bulls. Johnson could play a big role off the bench in battling Pierce as well.
Boozer vs Garnett- Garnett is a Hall of Famer and en ex Defensive POY, however I still think Boozer can get going on offense against anyone in single coverage. If they start doubling Boozer then the 1,2 and 3 will have to hit open shots. I would like to say the edge is Boozer for what he will do for the bulls offense, but it is Garnett and he can go off in any game at any moment. KG is one of the most high energy players in the league.
Noah vs Perkins- From their energy play to ours. Noah has the advantage here being a few inches taller and significantly quicker. Boston relies on Perkins for his rebounding. If Noah can dominate Perkins on the glass it will be a significant plus for the bulls.
Bench: Boston has Shaq, Jermaine O'Neil and Big Baby to compete with Gibson, Kurt Thomas and Asik (never seen him play, but heard good things and hes 7'). Both teams have great depth up front.
Robinson vs CJ Watson- both players will get very very limited minutes due to how good both starting pg are. Korver is a starter type talent for the bulls, but I think Brewer gets the nod because Tibidou is a defensive minded coach.
I think the Celtics would win in a 7 game series, but it is far from ridiculous for the Bulls to win the series upset.
The Lakers are at $31.6 million followed by three additional teams with eight-figure tax looming: the Miami HEAT, Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. The Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics are all moderate tax payers as well.
Rockets head coach Kevin McHale has pushed Smith to translate that work ethic in toughness. That’s something McHale himself was known for as a player, and now he’s passing that philosophy on to his players.
“He tells me all the time, you can’t be nice around this league,” Smith said. “You’ve got to go hard, be mean and not show weakness. You’ve got to earn your spot in this league, and that’s what I’ve been doing.”