The Rant: Too much Woozy, not enough Boozy

By Chris Dertz

Chicago Bulls’ head coach Tom Thibodeau was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year. There’s one move that he’s not making that’s making him look like the dunce of the decade, though.

Consider this a public plea, Thibs: Start. Taj. Gibson.

It should be abundantly clear to anyone who’s been watching the Bulls in the playoffs that Gibson has been outplaying Carlos Boozer like crazy. This matchup is like fat kid vs. chocolate cake; Gibson has been smothering Boozer to no delicious end.

Don’t get me wrong, I will never think that the perennially overpayed Boozer will be on the pine at the beginning of a game. But Carlos, who has been more Woozy than Boozy this postseason, doesn’t deserve to have his name called in the same lineup with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and the offensive madman Keith Bogans.

At least, not with how he’s been playing this postseason.

No effort, and a down-low mentality that is softer than a sweet whipped-cream pie have been the only reasons that Chicago has lost games in the postseason.

If Thibs was half the head coach that I would be, he’d know that it needs to be my boy Taj starting.

Gauntlet thrown.