A double-edged sword cuts both ways, and so it seems does a bricklaying Turkish center who can’t hit free throws.

The saddest thing about the Bulls’ opening-round playoff loss to the Philadelphia 76ers—and, mind you, this was a six-game set that included Derrick Rose blowing out his knee and Joakim Noah gruesomely twisting his ankle, removing both from action for the duration—is that it was there to be had in the end.