We got him a couple of post touches early, got him into a rhythm.
"It was just reading, just understanding a player's tendencies", Wade said. "I don't have a complaint in the world". Rondo, who had some interesting things to say about his former club, had previously stated if his benching was permanent, he would ask to be traded or released- It may be best for John Paxson and Gar Foreman to admit their mistake and move on from the veteran point guard.
"We got to come out better, man", Butler said, via ESPN.com. So I apologized, and then you have to back it up.
"Starting with me and going all the way down the line, we have to be better as a whole, as a team". As the bench continues to struggle to score, Gar and Pax should seriously consider acquiring shooters to space the floor for Jimmy Butler.
"He was due for a big night anyway", Butler said. "We weren't able to come back from that".
However, it's unclear whether Wade will choose to exercise his player option and return next season, with the Bulls now hovering around the.500 mark.
X-factor: The Kings still don't get almost enough easy points. They also papered over some freakish rotation decisions from head coach Fred Hoiberg, some of which worked and some of which did not. The Bulls were taking awful looks from three and turned the basketball over at will. Atlanta clobbered them defensively and in the transition game.
"It was night and day from last night", Hoiberg said, referring to Friday's sleepy loss to the Hawks in which the Bulls were down by 35 at one point.
Now the Bulls were on the road and playing a tough opponent but that's no excuse for Butler who scored 19 points in the loss. At times, it feels as though Hoiberg is just guessing at rotations. The Bulls, still in pursuit of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, will take any win they can get, even if Sunday's last-two-minute report will cast some doubt on it.