Just as long as it’s clear that when we call for hack-a-Ben, we send
Ben Wallace to the foul stripe, not Ben
Gordon. The upstart Bulls will look pretty good for next season with the
addition of Wallace, and as a Detroit devotee, I admit to being disappointed
that the difference came down to a few million chips. I mean, when
offering 49-50 million, what’s another one or two? Woe, Detroit
basketball. Of course, I enjoyed seeing the Bulls rise as over-achieving
underdogs this season, and, if it had to happen, I’d rather see Wallace with
Chicago than with, say, the Pacers, the Nets, the Knicks or the Heat.
I suppose this introduces new pressure to the Bulls. They exceeded
expectations late last season, even mightily testing the eventual NBA Champion
Heat in the first round of the playoffs. But now they must finish
among the top three in the Eastern Conference to keep everybody happy, including
some of the hungry young players coming off the bench. Their depth and balance
at multiple positions might be unmatched, which means they should be
really good. Right?
Added: Trouble for Benny the Bull.
Added: Good on the Pistons for filling in with Nazr Mohammed.
Added: You’re reading Earth Wide Moth entry #600. Guess I should make a wish or something. I wish I had an idea for entry #601.
Added: Ph. is talking about it over here. Nothing to worry about, he says.