Month: April 2019

Chicago Bullseye 425 – Interview with Mark K of Bulls HQ

See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews quasi-legendary Australian Mark K( @mkhoops) from BullsHQ! Topics of Discussion: 2:06 No Love for Ja? 7:19 Mark K as VP of Basketball Operations 10:17 What to do with Dunn 15:21 Selden or Arch? 19:00 The Plan with Zion 25:04 WCJ 29:00 Hunter vs. Culver, Etc. Email the show: ChicagoBullsEye@gmail.com Follow Fred on Twitter: @cbefred

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Luck and Hope

We recapped John Paxson’s end-of-season press conference and gave our reactions to some of his key responses. We also discussed Jim Boylen’s potential three-year extension and what it means for the team going forward. 

115: The Marathon Continues

We back at Dee Jackson’s house with Tone talking about the Bulls season. We discuss the future of the team, talk the upcoming NBA Draft the idea of getting Zion or Ja. Lots of fun as you probably would expect. Rest in Love, Nip.

Ep. 66: Season In Review

On this week’s episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Sean Highkin of Bleacher Report (@highkin) to review the eventful 2018-19 Chicago Bull season. 

With the season now over, Mark and Sean dive into the key takeaways from John Paxson’s end of season press conference. Then, the vault is opened, and all the key storylines from the season are discussed, including the Jabari Parker signing, the Fred Hoiberg and Jim Boylen coaching situation, the near mutiny and the #LeadershipCommittee, Carmelo Anthony’s brief existence as a Bull, the development of Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine, and Wendell, plus much more.

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Bulls Podcast #33

We’ve got Bulls vs 76ers Post-Game, Our Off-Season Roster Wish List and a New Game to Play: Keep Him or Can Him? Our Player Picks!
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from BullsPodcast.com. This is where we bring you the latest news, reviews, rants, rumors and opinions on the players, coaches and front office of the Chicago Bulls.
We’ve got a lot in store for you this episode. Including:

Bulls vs 76ers Post-Game
Off Season Roster Wish Lists
Keep Him or Can Him? Our Player Picks.

Come TANK with us!
Last Week’s Overall Predictions:
In the last 3 games:
Saturday April 6th – Bulls vs Philadelphia 76ers (Wyse – L, Marcus – L) Result: L

Tuesday April 9th – Bulls vs NY Knicks (Wyse – W, Marcus – L) Result: L

Wednesday April 10th – Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers (Wyse – L, Marcus – L) Result: L
 
Off Season Roster Review
Now that the season is over, what is the number one thing we need going forward?
Point Guard – We need an elite level point guard. Someone who can dish it out with a quickness and also be able to create his own shot. We need a better starter to replace Dunn. If we get #2, Ja Morant would be that guy and we could keep Dunn on the bench and sign Walt Lemon as the 2nd backup PG. If we don’t get Morant, can a lesser rookie start at PG? Shaq Harrison is on the books for next year as well, but it’s doubtful we keep him, as he didn’t have a very good year. Then throw in the Derrick Rose return rumors, and this thing gets much more complicated. The NBA draft lottery results will tell us everything as soon as our number comes in.
Center – Rolo may be leaving the team for greener pastures, leaving Felicio as a backup to WCJ next season. We need to solidify the Center role badly. We have a decent rookie in WCJ, but he can’t match up to Elite centers (yet). Just having Carter and Felicio at the 5 leaves a gigantic hole in our offense AND defense. Felicio does not play well with a single player on our roster. Statistically, he’s the worst player in all of the NBA in terms of on/off score. The Bulls are a -37 on/off score with Felicio in the game. That’s twice as bad as the next worse team. But what can we do with him??
Shooting Guard – We have too many shooting guards on the roster. None of the backups are of high quality. Most of those guys we have to end the season are waivers, trades for cash by other teams trying to avoid the luxury tax, or G-League guys. We’ll have LaVine, Denzel Valentine and Antonio Blakeney.
Small Forward – We love Otto Porter Jr, but will Hutch be able to evolve into a solid 3? Do we need another tenured vet to get wins over teaching moments for Hutch? Of course if we land Zion Williamson, we will have perhaps TOO MANY options. But that’s just a common dream among every lottery team in the league.
Power Forward – Who is going to backup Lauri now that Portis is gone? Technically, Felicio and Lauri are the only Power Forwards listed for the Bulls roster, but Felicio is probably only listed as a center because he sucks so bad and no one pays attention to what he does anyway. But this reinforces the point. We have no one behind Lauri to handle the 4 at all.
With all that being established and of all those things listed, what is going to be our biggest weakness that needs to get filled for next season?
 
Keep Him or Can Him?
Now that the Bulls Season is over, it’s time to put our GM caps on once again. We added a lot of new guys during the course of the season. It’s time to evaluate those “end of contract” guys and see if we vote to KEEP a player on the roster, or CAN the player, sending them packing.
Kris Dunn (PG) 1 year left on his contract
Marcus: CAN, Wyse: CAN
Shaq Harrison (SG) 1 year left on his contract

Ep. 65: The End Is Nigh

On this week’s episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Edward Shuler Jr. (@EdwardShulerJr) and Salim Suterwalla (@JordanDynasty) to discuss the final weeks of the Bulls season. 

On the show, the trio hit on the recent play of new signings Walter Lemon Jr. and JaKarr Sampson, Shaq Harrison’s improvement over the last 10 games, and if there’s anything substantive to be gained from tuning into the final games of the season. Then, to round out the show, some much needed talk about March Madness, the Elite Eight and Final Four, and if R.J. Barrett or Jarrett Culver is the guy to draft at No. 3.

Lemon-Aid

The Bulls are finishing the 2018-19 season with one of the most injury-depleted lineups in team history. This week we discussed the injuries that plagued the Bulls this season and the organizational backfires behind it. We also talked about Walter Lemon …

Bulls Podcast #32

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast #32 with Marcus Couch and Wyse Black with guest Kenyatta Wright. We cover the Bulls-Wizards post-game, A State of the Bulls allmost end of the season edition and a preview of the last remaining games of the season.
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from BullsPodcast.com. This is where we bring you the latest news, reviews, rants, rumors and opinions on the players, coaches and front office of the Chicago Bulls.
We’re joined once again by friend of the show, Mr Kenyatta Wright. He’s a columnist for Hypefresh.co and administrator of the Bullseye Facebook group.
We’ve got a lot in store for you this episode. Including:

Bulls vs Wizards Post-Game
State of the Bulls Roundtable, Almost end-of-season edition
Preview of upcoming games with Our Win Predictions!

Come TANK with us!
Before we get under way…
Celebrating Episode 32, there are a number of former Bulls players that sported #32..

Will Perdue 1989-2000, Eddie Robinson 2002-2004, C.J. Watson 2011, Richard Hamilton 2012-2013, Jimmer Fredette 2014, Kris Dunn 2018-2019
This week in Bulls History…
April 3, 1998 (21 Years Ago)

Michael Jordan reached 29,000 career points in a 107-93 win over Minnesota. At the time, Jordan joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to reach that plateau.
April 6, 1975 (44 Years Ago) – Bob Love Leads Bulls to First Division Title

Coming off an All-Star season, Bob Love lead the Bulls to a 47-win campaign and their first division title in 1975. The Chicago defense was stifling and the backcourt duo of Norm Van Lier  and Jerry Sloan was enough to take the Bulls to Game 7 of the Conference Finals.
Last Week’s Overall Predictions: In the last 3 games, we both predicted a 1-2 record.
[Wyse Prediction] 1-2 for the week
[Marcus Prediction] 1-2 for the week.
Sat March 30 – Bulls vs Toronto Raptors (LOSS) (Wyse L, Marcus L)

Newcomer Walt Lemon Jr., the Chicagoan called up from the G League Windy City Bulls the previous day, led them with 19 points and added six assists and four steals against the Raptors. Timothe Lawawu-Cabarrot added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Shaq Harrison had 15 points and eight rebounds and Antonio Blakeney scored 12 points as the Bulls lost their fourth consecutive game to stay within two games of the Cavaliers (19-58) for the third spot in the draft order.
Mon April 1 – Bulls @ NY Knicks (LOSS) (Wyse W, Marcus W)

It looks like the Bulls out-tanked our expectations in New York, losing the Battle of the Tanks against the Knicks! Lemon Jr., Shaq Harrison, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Wayne Selden were starters.
Former G-League Windy City Bulls players Rawle Alkins, JaKarr Sampson, and Brandon Sampson made up a big portion of the team’s bench.
Yet the one regular who actually suited up for the Bulls on Monday did what he could to keep his team close, or at least, competitive. In fact, it was his best offensive effort of the season, as Robin Lopez went for 29 points in 30 minutes of action, all of which came on his birthday.
Those efforts still weren’t enough for the very short-handed Bulls even against the struggling Knicks, who led the majority of the game in a 113-105 victory that snapped their six-game losing streak.
Wed March 3 – Bulls @ Washington Wizards (WIN) (Wyse L, Marcus L)
Bulls vs Wizards Post Game Analysis.
The Bulls took on the Washington Wizards in DC. The Bulls WON the game by the score of 115-114 on a limited roster for the Bulls. This game was actually close the whole way with the Wizards clearly lowering their play down to the level of the Bulls.
For the Wizards:

Our old pals Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis played their usual game. By usual, I mean Parker went 0-5 in the first quarter and left with a left knee sprain.

Ep. 64: Markkanen’s Season Is Done

On this week’s episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to discuss the latest news surrounding the Chicago Bulls, specifically the decision to rest Lauri Markkanen for the remainder of the season. 

Later in the show, Mark and Morten discuss the addition of Walter Lemon Jr. to the roster, former Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg landing a new job with Nebraska, a look at the top prospects left in March Madness, plus a heap more.

Chicago Bullseye 424 – Interview with Jason Patt of the Cash Considerations Podcast Part 2

Recorded last Sunday, See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the Bulls Twitter celebrity Jay Patt @Bulls_Jay, co-host of Bulls Podcast sensation “Cash Considerations”. Timeless topics include: 1:00 See Red Jay? 2:30 Do you believe the Bulls need to land Zion for a Title? 4:40 Ja Morant 6:10 The Bulls with Zion 10:15 RJ Barrett 14:40 Does Lauri Markkanen have Top 10 Potential? 19:00 Zach LaVine 24:05 The Otto Porter Trade 27:00 Departure from Kris Dunn Island 35:05 The Jim Boylen Roller Coaster 40:45 The Disastrous State of our Illini

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