Cash Considerations

Jim Boylen got an extension

We discuss Jim Boylen’s contract extension with the Bulls, why it doesn’t make sense and why it’s indicative of a larger problem with the organization.

The Future with Will Gottlieb

This week on Cash Considerations, Ricky and Jason are joined by Bleacher Report’s, Will Gottleib. They discuss future roles for Bulls players, the NBA Playoffs and other things. For more podcasts like this, check out

Talking all things Bulls with Kevin Ferrigan

Cash Considerations is back after a brief hiatus to talk all things Chicago Bulls with special guest Kevin Ferrigan. We discuss where the Bulls are in their rebuild and focus on three of the core pieces in Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. and Zach LaVine, as well as head coach Jim Boylen. We touch on some of the top draft prospects and also discuss the concept of tanking and the different ways to build a successful team. Finally, we look ahead at some offseason targets, including a discussion about the latest Jrue Holiday rumor.

Blue Wire Buckets: Episode 5 Segment

Jason joins Sam Esfandiari & Mo Dakhil for an episode of Blue Wire Buckets, Blue Wire’s roundtable NBA Playoffs podcast. Here’s a segment from the most recent episode of Blue Wire Buckets.

The Miserable 2018-19 Bulls Season Is Finally Over

Cash Considerations is back to recap a 2018-19 Chicago Bulls season in which they lost 60 games and suffered plenty of embarrassment in the process. Jason and Ricky discuss just what made this season so bad, while trying to keep at least a little optimism for the future thanks to a fun February. We also recap John Paxson’s end-of-season press conference and the news that head coach Jim Boylen is not only returning next season, but is in line for a contract extension. Finally, we give player grades to all the key players on the roster. 

The Bulls Are Walter Lemon Jr.’s Team Now

Cash Considerations is back as the Bulls wind down their season led by Chicago native Walter Lemon Jr. The Bulls may be tough to watch at this point, but Lemon is a fun story amid the pile of rubble. Jason and Ricky also discuss Fred Hoiberg going to Nebraska and what that means for Jim Boylen’s future as head coach, and Ricky reads off some of the funniest Boylen-isms from the season. (Shoutout to The Athletic’s Stephen Noh for compiling them all together). They then dive into talk about Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Coach K before finishing up the pod with fan questions.

Cash Considerations Ep. 26: Lauri Markkanen is Done for the Season

Cash Considerations is back to talk about a Chicago Bulls team limping toward the finish line of the 2018-19 season. The Bulls dressed only nine players in a blowout loss against the Blazers, and afterward they announced that Lauri Markkanen will be shut down after experiencing extreme fatigue and a heart rate issue. Ricky and Jason talk about Markkanen’s season and how he compares to some of the other top sophomores in the NBA. We then discuss Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and the NCAA Tournament before finishing up with a look at our own 2019 Bulls bracket of fun. For more podcasts like this, check out

Cash Considerations Ep. 25: Analyzing The Draft Prospects In The 2019 NCAA Tournament

Cash Considerations is back with a mega-preview of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, with an eye on all the draft prospects participating. After a brief discussion about the current Bulls after their win over Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and the Wizards, Ricky and Jason dive into Zion Williamson and the other top prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft with special guest Brian Schroeder. After discussing the top prospects and their fits on the Bulls, they go game-by-game through the opening round of the tournament with quick-hitting thoughts on the potential future pros. 

Cash Considerations Ep. 24: Tank back on?

Cash Considerations is back to talk about the Bulls’ three-game losing streak and the possibility of shutting Zach LaVine down for the season

Cash Considerations Ep 23: It’s Zach LaVine’s World

Cash Considerations is back to talk about the Bulls’ thrilling 108-107 victory over Jimmy Butler and the Sixers, capped off by Zach LaVine’s game-winning bucket. Jason and Ricky laud LaVine for his outstanding play of late, while also giving major shoutouts to Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr. and Robin Lopez. We also touch on the crazy 4OT game against the Hawks, and they finish up discussing the controversial Michael Reinsdorf interviews, which featured some mind-boggling quotes about the organization.