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So, with the Bulls starting Sg being out and both options at sf being out, what kind of lineup do folks think the Bulls will field tonight?


Perhaps:

pg-Jc
sg-Hoiberg
sf-Hassell
pf-Chandler
c-Curry

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I think it will be

PG Crawford
SG Hassell
SF Fizer
PF CHandler
C Curry

With lots of playing time for Baxtor and Graves.

I heard JWill is hurt( hamstring ).
 

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Yeah, on reflection I think we match up better with the Celtics that way TJ.

here is what Mybulls posted, of course it is obviously wrong.


PROBABLE BULLS STARTERS

Forward (3) Tyson Chandler 7-1 | 235: 2001-02: Appeared in
71 games, making 31 starts in rookie season. ... Led the Bulls with
93 blocked shots (1.31 bpg). ... Averaged 11.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg and
1.56 bpg in April.

Forward (32) Eddie Robinson 6-9 | 210: 2001-02: Suffered through
injury-plagued season, appearing in a career-low 29 games, making a
career-high 12 starts. ... Averaged 9.0 ppg and 2.7 rpg, shooting .453.

Center (2) Eddy Curry 6-11 | 285: 2001-02: Appeared in 72 games,
making 31 starts as a rookie. ... Averaged 10.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg and
1.0 bpg over the final nine games of the season, shooting .551 from
the floor.

Guard (1) Jamal Crawford 6-5 | 190: 2001-02: Returned from
devastating ACL tear in left knee to appear in 23 of the final 24 games,
averaging 9.3 ppg and 2.4 apg, shooting a team-high .448 from
three-point range.

Guard (5) Jalen Rose 6-8 | 217: 2001-02: Averaged 23.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg,
5.3 apg and 1.10 spg over the final 30 games of the season with
Chicago. ... Traded from Indiana to Bulls on February 18, 2002.

PROBABLE CELTICS STARTERS

Forward (8) Antoine Walker - 6-9 | 245: 2001-02: Averaged 22.1
points to go along with a team-high 8.8 rebounds...his 3,406 minutes
played led the league...ranked third in the NBA with 2
triple-doubles...Named Eastern Conference Co -Player of the Month in
December along with teammate Paul Pierce...Was voted a starter in his
second All-Star appearance scoring 8 points and grabbing 2 rebounds
in 16 minutes...Averaged 22.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per
game during 2002 playoffs.

Forward (55) Eric Williams - 6-8 | 220: 2001-02: Started 30 games, his
most since the 1996-97 season...scored 10+ points 16 times ...
Recorded a career high 7 assists vs. Milwaukee (2/27) ... Averaged
7.8 points and 4.4 boards in 16 playoff starts.

Center (4) Tony Battie - 6-10 | 240: 2001-02: Set a career-high for
rebounds in a season (481)...led the team in boards 16 times, and had
10+ boards 11 times...had a career-high 20 points vs. Knicks
(1/16)...Scored 6.1 points and grabbed 7.6 boards per game during playoffs.

Guard (7) Tony Delk - 6-2 | 189: 2001-02: Started 16 of 22 games with
Boston, averaging 7.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists...season
totals were 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists...Averaged
4.7 points per game in 14 playoff appearances.

Guard (34) Paul Pierce 6-6 | 230 2001-02: Led team and was third in
the NBA with a career-high 26.1 points per game...Won Eastern
Conference Co-Player of the Month twice, once in April and with
teammate Antoine Walker in December...Gained his first All-Star
appearance, scoring 19 points and grabbing seven rebounds in
23 minutes of play...Averaged 24.6 points, 8.6 boards, and 4.1 assists
during 2002 playoffs.
 

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Or, we could see JW and JC play together. Cartrwright said he didn't intend on using that combination in the lineup, unless injuries dictated it so. It seems to me that we're in that situation.

PG Williams
SG Crawford
SF Hassell
PF Chandler
C Curry

The Celtics don't have a strong backcourt, so I don't think our small lineup would be a problem.
Edit: That's assuming Pierce plays SF.
 

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i dont know exactly what lineup starts but basically the rotation will be something like this:

Craw,Williams( he will play a little)
Hassell,Graves
Hoiberg,Fizer
Chandler,Fizer,Baxter
Curry,Blount,Bagaric

Brunson and Overton only play if williams is struggling a bit with his injury, fizer minutes at SF will be when walker is playing the SF he matches up well with him
 

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I thought Robinson was playing?

PG - Crawford
SG - Hassell
SF - Robinson
C - Curry
PF - Chandler
 

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Originally posted by <b>Nater</b>!
Or, we could see JW and JC play together. Cartrwright said he didn't intend on using that combination in the lineup, unless injuries dictated it so. It seems to me that we're in that situation.

PG Williams
SG Crawford
SF Hassell
PF Chandler
C Curry

The Celtics don't have a strong backcourt, so I don't think our small lineup would be a problem.
Edit: That's assuming Pierce plays SF.
Yeah, if Pierce plays Sg he would eat Crawford alive. I don't think we will see too much of Craw & Williams in at the same time simply because Williams has a nagging injury himself. Heck, Williams might not even see any time tonight depending on what Tedeschi says.
 

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Originally posted by <b>KC</b>!
Yeah, where did you guys hear that Eddie would be out?
It was in all of the articles yesterday. Marshall & E-Rob both have a pulled hamstring. Rose will be sitting and JWill is nursing an injury and may or may not play. All in all, it will be tough for the Bulls to pull out a win with all of those guys out.
 

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Geez...sounds like the last couple years

Originally posted by <b>ace20004u</b>!


It was in all of the articles yesterday. Marshall & E-Rob both have a pulled hamstring. Rose will be sitting and JWill is nursing an injury and may or may not play. All in all, it will be tough for the Bulls to pull out a win with all of those guys out.

....all over again!!! YUCK!:dead:
 

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i think it's more that they are being extra careful in games that don't count for anything, and allowing their youngsters to run the floor, and allowing the newly found backups to shake a little rust.

it's like the summer league games... unless our full lineup is in, this is not predictive of much.

still, it should be fun to watch, for those of you who can.
 

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Probably sounds sick, but injuries may be the only way to keep the peace on this club. If we don't have at least one or two guys out every game, we'll have trouble getting players minutes. I agree with Showtyme! that if a player feels a tightness in his left nostril due to a vigorous sneeze he's probably being held out of the pre-season games.

Would like to see ERob and Marshall battle it out, though.......
 

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Originally posted by <b>ace20004u</b>!
So, with the Bulls starting Sg being out and both options at sf being out, what kind of lineup do folks think the Bulls will field tonight?


Perhaps:

pg-Jc
sg-Hoiberg
sf-Hassell
pf-Chandler
c-Curry

???

LOL! Ok, looks like I was right the first time!
 
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