Not much new going on with the Bulls in these dog days of August. But a few small things are happenin', either on the sidebar or on my red-hot twitter account (when I'm not getting in twit-fights with other bloggers).
- Derrick Rose officially made the Team USA roster for the world championships, and seemingly will be starting. Only saw today's game against Greece sporadically, but hope to see a replay knowing Rose shot 6-7 and receiving this thing.
- The Bulls are going to erect a statue for the newly hall-of-famed Scottie Pippen at some point this season. The other statues currently at the UC are Jordan's and one of Johnny Red Kerr. And as pointed out in the comments of that post, this gave a Bulls employee has a hilariously sycophantic idea.
- Kelly Dwyer at Yahoo! has been doing his positional rankings this week, and Luol Deng checked in as the #8 SF. For more on Deng, check out Bulls By the Horns with an appreciation post. For yet more (!) on Luol, try and take the time to see this BBC piece on him returning to his native Sudan. Yet more on that here.
- The Bulls actually had two PFs in Dwyer's top-30, with Taj Gibson at #26 and Carlos Boozer at #6. And while ChicagoNow is still happy with the signing (as am I of course...could've been better, but really could've been worse) they point out the red flags in a guy whose former team (and their fans) seeming couldn't wait to get rid of.
- I'm guessing this will stay under the radar until it there's actual official movement, but Alex Kennedy (Poopsworld, yes: but he broke the CJ Watson signing) reports that Eric Musselman is up for the Bulls assistant position. He followed up that report with one saying Terry Porter was also in the mix. If I recall, Musselman is known as an offensive-minded coach, so that's a good thing. He and Porter have had similar head coaching careers: a first job with some unexpected success (to where you could argue they were unjustly fired) followed by a disastrous second chance. Musselman one-uped Porter with a DUI arrest.
- Earlier this week I gave my thoughts on Dwyane Wade and his relationship with Chicago to Pro Basketball Talk.