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Bulls offense, 1st quarter vs. Knicks


In light of this comment, that

"One NBA scout courtside insisted that, "Vinny ran three [different] plays the whole half and barely made any [play] calls. We don’t even know what to write down. They had a lot more variety last year, a lot more ball movement. It was almost like Vinny said, ‘Screw it, you guys figure it out.’ "

I decided to check the game film from that Knicks game.  I used a crappy computer which could barely play the 1.6gig file smoothly, so I only charted the 1st quarter.  Here are the Bulls plays along with # of passes and # of players who touched the ball in parenthesis.  Note: I only counted passes after the offense was finally reset, so little passes back and forth before anything happened on a possession were ignored.

Play #1: Rose top, passes to Miller in high post.  Rose sets pick for Luol then rolls back out.  Miller passes back to Rose, missed jumper. (2 passes, 2 players touched ball).

Play #2: Rose top, Miller in high post sets screen for Deng.  Rose passes to Deng, layup. (1,2)

Play #3: Rose top, Miller high post, Salmons crosses with Deng on baseline.  Rose passes to Deng, missed jumper. (1,2)

Play #4: Rose top, Miller high post, Salmons sets pick for Deng.  Rose passes to Deng, missed layup. (1,2)

Play #5: Fast break, Rose blocked. (0,1)

Play #6: Miller high post with ball.  Salmons fakes screen for Deng and rolls out.  Miller to Salmons, missed jumper. (1,2)

Play #7: Noah high post, tries penetrating, gets halfway and nobody's open so he stops.  Pass to Salmons for missed 3.  (1,2)

Play #8: Salmons top, pass to Noah in post, missed hook. (1,2)

Play #9: Miller high post, pass to Noah in post, missed hook. (1,2)

Play #10: Rose penetrates without being picked for, gets trapped under hoop, passes to Deng who misses 20ft jumper.  (1,2)

Play #11: Miller top, swings to Salmons who finds Noah in the post.  Noah gets stripped.  (2,3)

Play #12: Fast break, Rose to Miller for missed jumper. (1,2)

Play #13: Rose top, Deng picks Salmons off the ball. Rose to Salmons, back to Rose, missed 18ft. (2,2)

Play #14: Deng top, to Miller in high post, to Noah in post.  Noah misses shot, but tipped in by Deng.  (2,3)

Play #15: Rose top, Off the ball, Noah picks Deng who gets a pass from Rose.  Deng gets stripped while penetrating, gets it back, then misses 8ft jumper.  (1,2)

Play #16: Rose fast break, passing turnover. (0,1)

Play #17: Hinrich top, picked for by Taj.  Hinrich stops in corner, finds Noah in post who misses layup. (1,2)

Play #18: Deng top, pass to Hinrich for missed 3. (1,2)

Play #19: Hinrich top, picked for by Taj.  Taj rolls, gets pass, drives and dunks.  (1,2)

Play #20: Hinrich top, passes to Pargo on wing, Pargo throws it away.  (1,2)

Play #21: Hinrich top, passes to JJ on the wing.  JJ finds Taj in the post, and Taj steps out of bounds.  (2,3)

Play #22: Hinrich tries penetrating, stops, dishes out to JJ who penetrates to the rim for a dunk.  (1,2)

Play #23: Hinrich top, Noah fakes screen and pops out.  Hinrich to Noah who penetrates and misses running shot.  (1,2)

Play #24: Hinrich top, picked by Noah, Hinrich makes 18ft jumper. (0,1)

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