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. 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).

Ep. 53: Welcome Back, Lauri

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, to discuss the return of Lauri Markkanen against the Houston Rockets. Topics discussed include: Markkanen’s play in his first game back (3:26), the decision to bring Markkanen off the bench (5:02), how Markkanen and LaVine will work together (15:20), the lack of depth at point guard hurting the young bigs (25:34), Wendell Carter’s huge night against the Detroit Pistons (33:30), and much more.

Ep. 52: Another Moral Victory

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by The Athletic Chicago writer Stephen Noh (@StephNoh) to discuss the Bulls’ latest loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.   Topics discussed include: The continued great play from Ryan Arcidiacono (3:35), Zach LaVine’s bounce back game (7:20), Wendell Carter Jr’s struggles (15:04), expectations for Lauri Markkanen when he returns next week (28:30), what the Kyle Korver trade may mean for Justin Holiday (37:51), and much more.

Ep. 51: Always A Quarter Short

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to discuss the Bulls’ most recent losses to the Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. Topics discussed include: The referees targeting Wendell Carter Jr (5:22), another very nice game from Jabari Parker (12:47), the dependence on Zach LaVine (20:33), Derrick Rose’s resurgence in Minnesota (29:24), back-to-back double-doubles for Justin Holiday (37:30), why Fred decided to name his band ‘Tight Pants Jimmy’, and much more.

Ep. 50: Tanksgiving

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) to review Chicago’s impressive win over the Phoenix Suns. Topics discussed include: Jabari Parker’s best game as a Bull (4:18), Zach LaVine’s impressive return from illness (8:12), Ryan Arcidiacono hustling all over the United Center (10:55), and the battle in the middle between Wendell Carter Jr. and DeAndre Ayton (14:22).  Later in the show, attention turns to if the Bulls are bad (good?) enough to tank (18:40), Denzel Valentine’s season-ending injury (27:30), where the Bulls player figured in ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus release (32:41), and much more.