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

Post Lottery Blues

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) covers the NBA Draft Lottery as the event unfolds. It didn’t go the way we wanted it for the Bulls, as you’ll hear in Mark’s live reaction as the draft order is revealed.

After the moment has sunk in, Mark dials in Jordan Maly (@JordanCMaly) to discuss his reaction to the Bulls falling to No. 7, what the options are for the Bulls at No. 7 should they keep the pick, if the Bulls should entertain the idea of trading the pick, selling the idea of adding a No. 7 pick to the fan base, what this means for the rebuild going forward, and a whole lot more.

What If…(pt III)

In the final instalment of ‘What If’, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) closes out the series of scenarios with a look at the current iteration of Chicago Bulls. 

In this episode, Mark questions if the good play in February was a fluke, what landing Zion Williamson means for the franchise, owning the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the draft at the expense of Lauri Markkanen, the ramifications if the young core is mediocre, and much more. 

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What If…(pt II)

In this episode, Mark wonders how things may have been different if the Bulls signed Carmelo Anthony in 2014, what could have been had David Blatt been called for a technical foul and LeBron James missed the game winner in game four of the 2015, the toll of the Doug McDermott trade, the impact of waiving Spencer Dinwiddie, and much more. 

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What If…(pt I)

On this week’s episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) goes back over crucial moments in Bulls franchise history and wonders what would be different if one small variable could be changed. 

From Scottie Pippen’s last second foul against the Knicks in the playoffs, missing out on signing Tracy McGrady in free agency, keeping Elton Brand and Ron Artest, Derrick Rose remaining healthy over his career, and many more, tune into hear how different things could have been. 

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Ep. 67: Player Reviews: 2018-19

On this week’s episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to review each players season. 

Starting off with the core pieces of the rebuild, Mark and Fred grade the individual performances from Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Wendell Carter Jr. Thereafter, the pair debate the Parker-Portis for Porter trade, before finishing with grades for the notable bench players and, of course, head coach Jim Boylen.

Player Reviews: 2018-19

On this week’s episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to review each players season. 

Starting off with the core pieces of the rebuild, Mark and Fred grade the individual performances from Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Wendell Carter Jr. Thereafter, the pair debate the Parker-Portis for Porter trade, before finishing with grades for the notable bench players and, of course, head coach Jim Boylen.

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. 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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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. 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.

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.

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.