Bulls HQ

Hosted ByMark Karantzoulis

A combination of game and player analysis, as well as all the news items concerning the Chicago Bulls, BullsHQ is your weekly Bulls podcast that covers it all.


All Episodes

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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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.

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.

Ep. 63: Answering Your Mailbag Questions

On a new episode of BullHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) returns from a break to answer your mailbag questions. As expected, with most of the fan base paying more attention to the draft and what lies ahead for the Bulls in free agency than the actual games being played, the sentiment among the questions was clear. Tune in to hear Mark answer your questions on the best non-Zion Williamson options for the Bulls in the upcoming NBA Draft, if Ja Morant is a better fit for the Bulls over Zion, moving up, down, or out of the draft, how to contextualize the Bulls’ success since February, potential head coaching options outside of Jim Boylen, Kris Dunn, Ryan Arcidiacono, Malcolm Brogdon and the potential options at point guard, and so much more.

Ep. 62: The Red Leviathan Stirreth

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred), host of the Chicago Bullseye and Big Red Bus podcasts. On today’s show, topics discussed include: Lauri Markkanen’s continued growth into a potential star (6:34), the progression Zach LaVine has made (11:28), Ryan Arcidiacono, Kris Dunn, and the pending problem at point guard (18:39), Zion Williamson and the tank race (25:12), and much more.

Ep. 61: The Bulls Are Good Again (Sort Of)

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) to talk all things Bulls post the trade deadline. Topics discussed: The differing perspectives on the trade that brought Otto Porter to Chicago (3:16), how Porter has given the Bulls a new look and feel (8:30), Lauri Markkanen’s recent dominance (15:11), small ball lineups with Porter and what that means for the pairing of Wendell Carter and Markkanen (27:53), what the future holds for Kris Dunn (40:01), and much more.

Ep. 60: Otto, Man

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Kevin Ferrigan (@nbacouchside) to go through in detail the trade that sent Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Otto Porter Jr.   

Ep. 59: We Didn’t Want You Anyway, Anthony

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Jordan Maly (@JordanCMaly), co-host of the Locked on Bulls podcast (@LockedOnBulls).  Topics discussed include: The Bulls acquiring Timothe Luwawu-Cabbarot (and cash) from the Thunder (4:50), the recent play of Wayne Selden (8:50), Anthony Davis having no interest in being traded to Chicago (15:58), potential moves the Bulls may make at the trade deadline (31:20), Kris Dunn’s regression under Boylen (40:17), and much more.

Ep. 58: We’ve Got Ourselves A Trade

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) goes over all the news surrounding the trade that sent Justin Holiday to the Memphis Grizzlies (1:31), the waiving of Cameron Payne (6:10), what this trade does for the rotation (8:25), and what this means for Jabari Parker and Robin Lopez (12:04).

Ep. 57: Reliving The Glory Years: 2011

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry), senior writer for The Athletic, to discuss his fantastic feature-length oral history on the 2010-11 Chicago Bulls. Topics discussed include: Darnell’s perspective of the 2010-11 Bulls during his time covering the OKC Thunder (5:28), the behind-the-scenes of putting together a feature with so many former Bulls (13:05), how the members of the team recounted their time together (25:25), the love the players have for Derrick Rose (30:12), if any of these former Bulls ever come back to the team (40:02), and such more.

Ep. 56: So, About That Nets Loss…

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) reacts to all the news and latest game action surrounding the Chicago Bulls. Topics discussed include: Pausing expectations of the rebuild after Zach LaVine’s latest injury (3:18), if the combination of LaVine and Kris Dunn can work (5:47), the Bulls falling backwards under Jim Boylen (10:52), the new coach’s inexplicable decision-making in the loss against the Nets (19:29), the New York Knicks showing interest in trading for Jabari Parker (29:45), and much more.

Ep. 55: What Are You Doing, Jim?

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) reacts to all the news surrounding the latest off court controversy between new head coach Jim Boylen and his players following the Bulls’ historic 56-point loss to the Boston Celtics. 

Ep. 54: The Hoiberg Era Is Over

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) reacts to all the news surrounding the firing of head coach Fred Hoiberg, John Paxson’s press conference (10:41), and answers all your questions relating to the end of the Hoiberg era (18:02). Later in show, friend of the show Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) calls in to give his perspective of Hoiberg’s departure (34:41).