Central Notes: Cavs, Bulls, Pistons

Knicks reserve center Louis Amundson, who spent time with the Cavs last season, in citing a poor locker room atmosphere, wasn’t overly surprised that Cleveland fired coach David Blatt, Marc Berman of the New York Post relays. Amundson said Blatt lacked the experience of coaching in the NBA, which he added is necessary to succeed. The Knicks’ locker room felt more like a team than the Cavs’ to Amundson, Berman writes.

“It didn’t feel like it should feel,’’ Amundson said. “A team with championship aspirations, that’s not how it was supposed to feel. Teams go through ups and downs, but I just think the atmosphere and energy wasn’t there. It wasn’t a healthy atmosphere. Teams go through issues, but it still feels you work through stuff being productive. In that disagreement, it didn’t feel like that. But they did manage to get it together.’’

Here’s more out of the Central Division:

  • Taj Gibson is the most likely player to be traded from the Bulls because Chicago would already have a replacement in rookie Bobby Portis, Bradford Doolittle of ESPN.com details (Insider subscription required). It is still unclear if the Bulls view themselves as buyers or sellers as the trade deadline nears, Doolittle adds. If Chicago is looking to add, Luol Deng or Joe Johnson would be sensible targets, Doolittle writes. With Joakim Noah out with an injury, he is almost certainly off the market, according to Doolittle.
  • It isn’t crazy to think that the Pistons will be playing in their own arena in downtown Detroit in less than 10 years, David Mayo of MLive opines. Pistons owner Tom Gores confirmed last week that such a move is being considered, but everything is still in the preliminary stage. In the short-term, however, the Pistons are committed to The Palace of Auburn Hills because they own it debt-free and attendance has been consistent, Mayo writes.

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Julie
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Julie
8 months 4 days ago

Don’t start with Taj. Our team is just fine the way it is. Snell atleast is good at guarding Lebron. Mirotic played with confidence against the Cavs. Just leave our Bulls out of the trading. Lol

Dan
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Dan
8 months 4 days ago

I’m a bulls fan that lives in Chicago
Bobby P has a chance to be like draymond green he can shoot run the floor rebound and can learn from Noah how to pass just how Brad Miller tought him. Trade taj for joe Johnson because another shooter and a player that can also post up gives the Bulls another player that can score on his own.

thebare
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thebare
8 months 4 days ago

Not Joe Johnson he’s a ball hog won’t fit in there in Chicago they play team first and defense niether one is Joe strong suits

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