Month: June 2019

Bulls On Tap Episode 2

Buzz (BuzzOnTap) and Keith (BullScripted) break down Bulls targets in Free Agency, where the biggest names might end up signing, and their hopes for what the Bulls may do in Free Agency. Be sure to check it out! 

2019 Bulls Free Agency

This week we discussed the Bulls free agency plans. We discussed Malcolm Brogdon and whether the Bulls should be all in to sign him. We also talked about the effects of giving Brogdon a big contract and building a team with him going forward. We then tra…

2019 Free Agency Preview

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Stephen Noh of The Athletic to preview the upcoming free agency period for the Chicago Bulls.

On the show, Mark and Stephen discuss the likely amount of cap space the Bulls will have to use, what the team’s strategy should be heading into free agency, the necessary positions and roles the Bulls need to fill, and which players should be targeted in July.

120: One Mike

We are joined by writer for NBC Sports Chicago and Editor of Bulls Confidential Mike Walton II to recap the NBA Draft, the Bulls selections of Coby White and Daniel Gafford and how he had RJ Barrett ranked higher than Ja Morant.

Ep. 14 – 2019 Bulls Free Agency Preview

Host Matt Gentile and guest Marcus Couch from the Bulls Podcast preview NBA free agency and go over potential targets for the Bulls, including Patrick Beverly, Taj Gibson and Ish Smith. Could GarPax pull of a surprise? They also discuss the ripple effect Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson have on the entire offseason.

2019 Free Agency Preview

With the 2019 NBA Draft now behind us, Cash Considerations is back to preview free agency. Jason and Ricky go through the Bulls’ roster to examine who should stay and who should go among players like Robin Lopez, Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaq Harrison and Wayne Selden Jr. We discuss the Bulls’ free-agent strategy and possible targets, from Taj Gibson to Malcolm Brogdon to Patrick Beverley, among a host of other players. We then finish up with a brief discussion about the top names in free agency as a whole. 

Chicago Bullseye 431 – Interview with Kevin “Bulldog” Anderson discussing the Bulls Draft

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the sagacious Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago regarding the Bulls draft and potential free agent targets. 2:29 See Red Fred’s Mental Breakdown During the Draft 4:30 Zach LaVine is Undervalued & Tampering Galore 7:30 Lonzo Ball doesn’t fit with Zach LaVine 15:50 Coby White Draft Pick 20:20 Daniel Gafford 23:23 Options at the 4 25:00 Beverley and Brogdon Contract Options 32:00 Corey Joseph 36:16 See Red Fred vs. Bulls Outsider Matt Peck Follow See Red Fred on Twitter: @cbefred Email the show:

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Days After The Draft

The draft has come and gone, but Coby White’s arrival remains front of mind for host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops), who this week is joined by Bulls podcaster and prophet Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred).

On this episode of BullsHQ, Mark and Fred go over their initial thoughts of White becoming a Bull, his fit on the team, the fan base insistence in trading Zach LaVine, Fred’s anguish in seeing De’Andre Hunter being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, and much more.

Changing of the Guard (with Stephen Noh)

Stephen Noh of The Athletic Chicago joined us to discuss the Bulls NBA Draft. We talked about 1st round pick Coby White and how he fits with the Bulls lineup. We also asked Stephen about how White can further influence a change in offensive style for the…

Bulls Podcast #37

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast 37 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. We’ve got NBA Draft pick reactions and evaluations for Bulls picks Coby White and Daniel Gafford, plus a preview of Free Agents for the Bulls to target going forward.
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.
We’ve got several topics for this episode. Including:
NBA Draft Reactions
Free Agent Prospects and Targets Going Forward
All season long we have urged you to embrace the tank! Was it worth it? We’ll be right back after this quick time-out to find out!
After a feverish amount of trades with Atlanta, Phoenix, New Orleans and of course, the blockbuster AD trade to the Lakers, the Bulls decided to sit this one out and made no trades prior to the 7th pick
Even before the draft, on social media the opinions were flying early and often regarding who the Bulls should pick, and even polls on if the Bulls would get it right concerning their own draft performance. Waddle & Silvy’s poll asking that very question resulted in an astounding 83% voting that the Bulls would screw it up.
In the end, The Bulls selected Coby White as their 7th pick. And we’ve got reactions and possibly a rant about this particular choice and what it does to our lineup with the Bulls.
He averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists as a freshman for the Tar Heels.
Obviously, drafting North Carolina’s Coby White means that the Bulls are going to try and pick up the pace in the offense. Coby is as fast as they come in Point Guards. We’re talking Derrick Rose level speed. He doesn’t have quite the shot, but he can dish it out to Zach, Lauri, Otto and WCJ with a quickness, so let’s see what this gets us.
Personally I was open to seeing the Bulls draft Cam Reddish, but I can understand why they went for a point guard of the future in this year’s draft. Reddish actually slipped down to the Number #10 pick by the Atlanta Hawks. One could have made an argument that Reddish was the better pick. Some may have even argued Doumbouya. But, when you take everything into consideration, White was the correct pick for the current state of the franchise.
Wendell Carter Jr was actually present at the draft and personally welcomed Coby White to the Bulls Family on nationwide TV. We’re looking forward to becoming Coby White fans over the next few years as well.
In the second round, Chicago selected Daniel Gafford from Arkansas at no. 38 overall. It was not necessarily a flashy pick, but one which the Bulls can utilize almost immediately. He’s a 6-foot-11 big man with a defensive tenacity matched by few. Gafford comes out of the University of Arkansas after earning First Team All SEC this past season, as well as making the SEC All Defensive Team in both of his seasons with the Razorbacks.
Like our last Arkansas pick, Bobby Portis, Gafford is a long, high-energy big man who produced strong numbers in his final year at Arkansas. In fact, the numbers are eerily similar. Take a look at their final seasons with the team:
Portis: 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 96.9 DEF Rating
Gafford: 16.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 95.7 DEF Rating
The points and rebounds are almost identical, but Gafford blocked more shots than Portis did in his final season.
Another aspect which Gafford has Portis beat is straight-up field goal percentage. Last year, Gafford shot 66.0 percent from the field. In Portis’ final year with the Razorbacks, he shot 53.6 percent.
Now, the one area which Gafford does not compare to Portis is from beyond the arc. In today’s NBA, it certainly helps to have some range as a big man. Gafford has zero outside shot, while Portis has developed his even more as a pro.