Who's that guy who iced the Bulls' preseason win with a dagger 3? We're glad you asked

Who's that guy who iced the Bulls' preseason win with a dagger 3? We're glad you asked

If you were watching Tuesday's Bulls-Pelicans game on NBC Sports Chicago, first off we'd like to thank you for tuning in. Also, you may officially call yourself a die-hard Bulls fan. And we like those guys and gals.

But even the biggest die-hards might have been scratching their heads when they saw No. 31 take the floor for the Bulls on Tuesday night. And it may have been even more confusing when that same No. 31 buried a 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down to give the Bulls a four-point lead with 7.5 seconds remaining.

Unless you live in Hoffman Estates or really love your Windy City Bulls, let us introduce you to Jarell Eddie.

The 25-year-old spent last season with the Windy City Bulls after being dealt by the Austin Spurs for Hollis Thompson in January. In 20 games (13 starts), Eddie averaged 17.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.1 minutes. He shot 50 percent from the field, 49 percent from deep and 84.6 percent from the charity stripe. That play earned him a pair of 10-day contracts with the Phoenix Suns in March.

He played for the Wizards — where he played two years ago — in the Summer League, averaging 15.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He shot 48 percent and 46 percent from deep.

You may be noticing a trend: Eddie is pretty lethal from deep. So then it wouldn't surprise you that Eddie won the 2015 D-League Three-Point Contest while playing with Austin. That may not seem like a wild accomplishment, but consider he beat Seth Curry. That would be brother of Steph Curry. Seth plays for the Mavericks and shot 43 percent from deep last season. So, yeah, Eddie knocking off the brother of the world's greatest shooter was pretty impressive.

On Tuesday night it was Eddie's only shot attempt in 4 minutes, but he sure made it count. Eight Bulls connected on a 3-pointer in the victory, with Eddie's — of course — being the last.

Bulls Talk Podcast: Would Jordan's Bulls have won 8 straight titles?


Bulls Talk Podcast: Would Jordan's Bulls have won 8 straight titles?

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Vincent Goodwill look past the Bulls loss to the Knicks and debate if free agents Isaiah Thomas or Jabari Parker be a good fit on the Bulls. Plus why Fred Hoiberg is in the midst of his best coaching in his Bulls tenure. Kendall also explains why he’s not convinced that Kris Dunn and Zach Lavine can coexist on the court together. And is Collin Sexton the right or wrong player for the team come draft time? Plus the debate between KG and Vincent on IF the Bulls would have won 8 straight titles had Jordan not retired.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Bulls make history for 3-point futility in loss to Knicks


Bulls make history for 3-point futility in loss to Knicks

It was a bad night for the Bulls from beyond the arc. That's putting it lightly, seeing as it was perhaps their worst 3-point performance under Hoiberg and, for volume's sake, one of the worst in NBA history.

Let's try to break it down with the numbers, beginning with the raw ones: The Bulls shot 3 of 30 (10%) from 3-point range in their 110-92 loss to the Knicks. Those three makes all came from bench players (Bobby Portis, Noah Vonleh, Antonio Blakeney). Their starters were an incredible 0-for-19 from beyond the arc. The reserves looked like the Rockets in comparison, going a blistering 3-for-11.

The Bulls began the game missing their first eight 3-point attempts in the first quarter, then another to begin the second quarter. Vonleh broke the skid with a triple, making the Bulls 1-for-10. The Bulls missed their next two triples before Portis splashed home his only deep make of the night. The Bulls were then 2-for-13. They finished the second quarter 2-for-12, and the first half 2-for-20.

They somehow managed to attempt just two 3-pointers in the third quarter, both misses. Then they missed their first two attempts of the fourth quarter before Blakeney's triple with 8:00 left in the fourth quarter. It'd be the last triple the Bulls made - they missed their final five attempts.

OK, got that all? It wasn't pretty. Here's how not pretty it was, dating back to 1983-84 (major shoutout to Basketball Reference for having these stats available):

-- Prior to tonight, only three teams in NBA history had attempted 30 or more 3-pointers and made less than 10 percent of them. The Bulls are now the fourth.

1. 2016 Rockets: 3 of 35 (8.6%)
2. 2017 Nets: 3 of 33 (9.1%)
3. 2018 Suns: 3 of 32 (9.4%)
4. 2018 Bulls: 3 of 30 (10.0%)

-- The 10% shooting from 3 was the second worst performance from deep under Hoiberg.

1. 2016 vs. Warriors: 1 of 20 (5%)
2. 2018 at Knicks: 3 of 30 (10%)
3. 2016 vs. Heat: 1 of 8 (12.5%)
4. 2016 at Pistons: 2 of 15 (13.3%)

And to put it all in perspective, the Bulls' 3 of 30 shooting from deep was nearly twice as bad as Pistons center Andre Drummond's career 3-point field goal percentage: 5 of 26 (19.2%).

Not great, Bob. But for the tanking crowd, it was a helluva night.