Month: May 2019

Chicago Bullseye 429 – Interview with Chicago Icon David Kaplan

Chicago Legend David Kaplan makes his first appearance on the Chicago Bullseye. See Red Fred asks Kap for his reasons regarding the rampant negativity within the Bulls fan base. He also shares his story about the Scottie Pippen – Shawn Kemp trade of 1994, that David Kaplan imploded with his reporting. This “Pippen trade that didn’t happen” is the most underrated and under-reported story in Chicago Sports History. Kap’s actions had a massive impact on Bulls History. Email the Show: Follow See Red Fred on Twitter: @cbefred

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See Reddish? (with Corey Tulaba)

Corey Tulaba of the Hardwood Herald joined us for a very detailed look at some of the Bulls potential draft options. Corey explained some of the allure behind Cam Reddish and the pitfalls that contributed to his underwhelming season at Duke. We also talk…

118: Grits ‘n Gravy

Seven! Seven! Seven! The Bulls got a hot hand in a dice game baby! We discuss who the Bulls can draft at that position and other options for the team. Plus, we recap the Bulls Draft Lottery Party and Dave’s appearance on Sports Feed.

Chicago Bullseye 428 – Lottery Thoughts

See Red Fred provides his post-lottery thoughts and hope for moving forward. In Part 2, See Red Fred interview Paul Conner @paulconner of Bulls Twitter, and they discuss a wide variety of Bulls topics. This is the first segment of “Fixtures of Bulls Twitter”, where SRF interviews shining lights of Bulls Twitter. Email the show: Twitter: @cbefred Paul’s Twitter: @paulconner33

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Making A Point (with Big Dave Watson)

Big Dave Watson of Bawl! Sports and Bulls Outsiders joined us to discuss the latest Bulls news coming out of the NBA Draft Combine. We went in depth on the Bulls options to find a point guard in the draft or free agency and Dave explained why Coby White …

Bulls Podcast #35

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast 35 with Marcus Couch, Wyse Black and Kenyatta Wright and we’ve got our NBA Lottery Results Roundtable and the current “State of the Bulls Fan”.
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from 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.
And we’ve chosen our most frequent guest to drown our sorrows with. It’s Friend of the Show – Kenyatta Wright. He’s a columnist for and administrator of the Bullseye Facebook group. Kenyatta, Welcome once again to the show!
We’ve got several topics for this episode. Including:

NBA Lottery Results Roundtable
State of the Bulls Fan right now

NBA Draft Lottery Breakdown
In a somehow unrealistic turn of events, the Chicago Bulls fell 3 slots in the NBA Draft Lottery and will receive the 7th pick in the draft for the 3rd year in a row.
John Paxson didn’t need to be talked off a ledge on Tuesday night.
There was no cursing from the Bulls vice president of basketball operations, no screams of conspiracy, not even an ounce of panic. Rather, Paxson was very calm just minutes after the 2019 NBA Draft lottery, in which the Bulls fell to No. 7 after finishing with the league’s fourth-worst record.
“First of all, it’s not catastrophic,’’ Paxson said. “It starts with what the league did last year in changing the odds. You look at what happened [Tuesday], I mean seven, eight and 11 jumped into the top four spots, and New York, who had the worst record ended up third. I think the league is probably pleased with why they went this route and how it turned out, but for us you always hope you get lucky, but again it wasn’t our turn to get lucky.
“I’m very convinced we will get another really good player at seven. We do our work, we’re going to try and find a guy that does what we like.’’
That’s not all they’re going to try, though.
For the first time in a while, the Bulls’ brain trust will keep a very open mind with this pick. That could mean trading it for a proven player, specifically a point guard.
In the past, the Bulls have been very confident in their scouting, so have relied on the best-available-player mentality.
The Sun-Times reported last month that one scenario the Bulls would explore, and had a dialogue about during the season, involves Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball.
The Lakers were one of the big winners in the lottery, moving up to No. 4, but Murray State point guard Ja Morant, expected to be picked second, will no longer be around to make Ball expendable. Giving the Lakers No. 4 and 7, however, does give them options, whether it’s packaging for a trade or building with youth around LeBron James.
Paxson wasn’t ruling out any scenario.
“I always talk about looking for the best available player, but we’re going to keep a real open mind with this pick in terms of going whatever direction it takes us,’’ Paxson said. “Whether it’s a fit, whether it’s best player, talk about possibly moving it for an established player if that makes sense, so there’s a lot of things we can do, and we’ll explore everything.’’
That’s not what Bulls fans wanted to hear, considering their dreams of Zion Williamson and the No. 1 pick were crushed quickly.  Now, a trade or free agency is basically the only path for a change at point guard, especially if the stock of Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland continues to rise.
Either way, the conversation about what to do with this consolation prize of pick #7 will be a continual debate for Bulls fans from now until draft day on June 20th.
State of the Bulls Fan:
Let’s face it. It’s really tough to be a Bulls Fan these days. Coming off a horrible 20 win season, the Chicago Bulls could not cash in with all the efforts of the tanking that we had to e…

Post Lottery Blues

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) covers the NBA Draft Lottery as the event unfolds. It didn’t go the way we wanted it for the Bulls, as you’ll hear in Mark’s live reaction as the draft order is revealed.

After the moment has sunk in, Mark dials in Jordan Maly (@JordanCMaly) to discuss his reaction to the Bulls falling to No. 7, what the options are for the Bulls at No. 7 should they keep the pick, if the Bulls should entertain the idea of trading the pick, selling the idea of adding a No. 7 pick to the fan base, what this means for the rebuild going forward, and a whole lot more.

Unlucky #7: Post-Draft Lottery Show

For the third straight year, the Bulls will be picking 7th in the NBA Draft Lottery. Immediately following the lottery, we gave all our thoughts on the results. We discussed how the new draft odds caused chaos, the plan moving forward, the chances of tra…

Chicago Bullseye 427 – Top Draft Prospect Review Part 2 with Keith Frantz

Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the Chicago Bullseye to make the case for Darius Garland. See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews. 1:00 Darius Garland 5:40 Ja and LaVine 10:20 Coby White 16:08 Kris Dunn Island Follow See Red Fred on Twitter: @cbefred

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Chicago Bullseye 427 – Top Draft Prospect Review Part 1 with Tim Gallagher

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Chicago Bullseye to offer his thoughts on his top NBA prospects. See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews. 1:00 Tim’s review of the NCAA Tournament 2:50 Thoughts on Chris Beard Texas, Tech Coach 5:22 De’Andre Hunter 6:48 Carsen Edwards of Purdue & Players Outside Tim’s Top 5 10:15 Colby White 11:07 Brandon Clarke 12:30 Cam Johnson 13:19 Zion 15:57 Ja Morant 18:35 RJ Barrett 20:50 Culver 25:00 Finals Thoughts on the Prospects

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