Cash Considerations

Bulls Core Four: Zach LaVine

The 50th episode of Cash Considerations features Jason and Ricky talking all things Zach LaVine. After a career season with the Bulls, LaVine will be looking to take the next step to help the franchise get back on the winning path while also finally earning the respect some of his peers get. We discuss LaVine’s 2018-19 season, ponder just how good LaVine can be and try to answer if he can truly be the face of the franchise for the next great Bulls team.

Bulls Core Four: Wendell Carter Jr.

On the latest episode of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky continue their deep dives on the Bulls’ core players with a look at Wendell Carter Jr. We look back at Carter’s injury-shortened first season and discuss the need to let his offensive game blossom after he was mostly limited as a rookie, as well as the importance of gaining chemistry with Lauri Markkanen. We then talk about his defense and his potential on that end as an anchor of the Bulls’ rebuild before answering fan questions about the young big man. We also give some love to Tomas Satoransky’s FIBA World Cup run and the Chicago Sky. 

Cash Considerations In NBA 2K

Ricky & Jason break the exciting news that they & other Blue Wire podcasters will be in the NBA 2K game this season! They explain how their profiles will be integrated & then break down the 2K ratings of some important Bulls players.

Bulls Core Four: Otto Porter Jr.

Cash Considerations is back, and on this week’s episode Jason and Ricky continue the offseason series look at the Chicago Bulls’ core players. After a brief discussion about Tomas Satoransky and Jim Boylen’s recent comments about Sato, which included a shot at Jabari Parker, we dive into the trade for Otto Porter Jr. and how it changed the outlook for the Bulls. We look at Porter’s prolific short stint last season and what kind of role he’ll play moving forward in Chicago. We finish up answering a handful of fan questions about Porter’s place in this rebuild and whether he’ll be around for the long haul. 

Bulls Core Four: Lauri Markkanen

Cash Considerations is back, and on this week’s episode Jason and Ricky talk all things Lauri Markkanen. After a brief rundown of the performances of Tomas Satoransky and Cristiano Felicio at the FIBA World Cup, we do a deep dive into Markkanen’s sophomore season in the NBA, which was truncated because of an early injury. Despite that setback, Markkanen showed legitimate star potential in February, and we talk about what he must do to become a true cornerstone on the next great Bulls team. 

Bulls win totals with The Action Network’s Matt Moore

Cash Considerations is back, and Jason and Ricky welcome in The Action Network’s Matt Moore on this week’s episode. We discuss the Bulls’ solid offseason and dive into the projected win totals, comparing the betting over/unders and the statistical projections. We also talk about Jim Boylen and whether he’s the right man for the job. Around the NBA, we hit on Dwight Howard’s move to the Lakers and whether Joakim Noah was the better fit, a breakdown of the Eastern Conference, potential future trades, plus Team USA’s chances in the FIBA World Cup.

NBA Rookie Survey and new Bulls win projections

Cash Considerations is back and so is Ricky after a vacation. We start by talking about the annual NBA Rookie Survey, where Coby White gets a good amount of love from his peers. We then move on to some updated win projections based on different analytics, which all place the Bulls in contention for a playoff spot. That leads us to discussion about the Bulls’ front office and whether we trust their decision-making now, and how important the upcoming 2019-20 season is for them, Jim Boylen and this young core. 

Bulls 2019-20 schedule release with Mark Karantzoulis

Cash Considerations is back after a brief summer hiatus, but Ricky is still out of town. Filling in is BullsHQ’s Mark Karantzoulis to discuss the release of the Chicago Bulls’ 2019-20 schedule. Jason and Mark go over all the details of the schedule and pick out notable games to watch. We also discuss what the schedule means for the Bulls’ playoff chances. In the second half of the show, we touch on Carmelo Anthony almost signing with the Bulls in 2014, Thaddeus Young’s foray with Team USA and more. 

Are the Bulls a sleeping giant?

On the latest episode of Cash Considerations, Ricky and Jason talk about Michael Pina’s sunny Bulls column over at SB Nation, which pegs them as a potential team of the future in the Eastern Conference. We then discuss The Ringer’s NBA young core rankings based on FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO forecast, which isn’t quite as high on the Bulls. We move on to Wendell Carter’s recent comments about improving his offensive game, and then finish up with reaction to Anthony Davis’ quotes about potentially playing for his hometown Bulls in the future. For more podcasts, check out

Sean Highkin’s Summer League Report

The latest episode of Cash Considerations features special guest Sean Highkin, who was out in Las Vegas covering Summer League for NBC Sports Chicago and Bleacher Report. Before getting into Summer League observations, we discuss the most recent Chicago Bulls news, including their preseason schedule release, Thaddeus Young’s USA Basketball invite, Shaq Harrison’s new deal and Kris Dunn’s status with the team. We then talk about the Summer Bulls and other stories from Vegas before finishing up with a look ahead at next season.