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

An Angry Bulls Fanbase Deserves Answers

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by you, the listener, to go over a very strange weekend of Bulls basketball.

Despite the Bulls having an impressive win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, only a night earlier, the team had arguably its worst loss of the season to the Charlotte Hornets, forcing vice president John Paxson to face the media. In his address, he signalled no change and did little to reassure fans of the future of this team.

Rightfully so, Bulls fans remained disappointed, prompting Mark to field calls from listeners to discuss the state of the franchise, the key reasons why fans are outraged, including ownership, the job security of management and coach Jim Boylen, and so much more.

Thank you to Vincent, K.C., Steven, Luigi, Pedro, Elias and Mikey for being part of the show.

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Moral Victories in a Lost Season

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to discuss a set of competitive losses to the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors.

But after dropping both games and falling to 8-17 on the season, do these moral victories even matter?

Mark and Fred discuss this notion, as well as focusing on the late-game execution that has cost the Bulls in these games, the roster construction and if it has played it part in a disappointing start to the season, Jim Boylen and his rotations, the surprising play (for some) of Denzel Valentine, the United Center looking more empty each game, and so much more.

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#FireJimBoylen…But Don’t Stop There

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) has had enough of this Bulls team, and you likely have too after another set of disappointing losses, this time to the Portland Trailblazers and Golden State Warriors.

On the show, Mark shares his thoughts on the failure within these games, Jim Boylen’s ridiculous insistence that no changes will be made to any schemes, the coach’s odd comments post game, reports of ownership looking at general manager Gar Forman as their scapegoat for this miserable season, and much more.

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Zach LaVine just saved Jim Boylen’s ass

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to discuss the Bulls’ unlikeliest of wins against the Charlotte Hornets, which involved a historic performance from Zach LaVine.

On the show, Mark and Morten go over LaVine’s heroic shooting performance and how it lead the Bulls to an improbable win, his feud with coach Jim Boylen through the media after the embarrassing loss to the Heat, the defensive scheme problems masked by this win over the Hornets, what to do with Lauri Markkanen as he continues to spiral to new depths, and much more.

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Bulls Send Off Luol Deng With A Win Over Derrick Rose

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Jason Patt, co-host of the Cash Considerations podcast, to the discuss the Bulls’ 20-point win over Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons.

On the show, Mark and Jason go over Lauri Markkanen’s return to form, Zach LaVine’s very ordinary night, Shaquille Harrison, Denzel Valentine and the wing rotation, the Bulls farewelling Luol Deng into retirement, the schedule ahead, and much more.

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Another Game, Another Brutal Loss

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Jordan Maly from the Bulls podcast to discuss yet another loss, this time to the Brooklyn Nets.

On the show, Mark and Jordan talk LaVine’s role on offense and the offensive hierarchy, Otto Porter’s continued absence, Jim Boylen’s questionable comments and rotations, the schedule ahead, and much more.

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COBY

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is back this week to go over the Bulls’ 120-102 win over the New York Knicks.

On the show, it’s all about Coby White, who went nuts in the fourth quarter, scoring 23 points and carrying the Bulls to the W.

Also on the show, some praise for Zach LaVine and Wendell Carter for supporting their rookie through the first three quarters with their nice games, the great play from Kris Dunn, Ryan Arcidiacono and the rest of the bench, a rant about the terrible fouls called on Carter, and so much more.

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What’s Wrong With Markkanen and LaVine?

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Kevin Ferrigan (@nbacouchside) to discuss yet another Bulls loss, this time against the Houston Rockets.

On the show, Mark and Kevin go over Lauri Markkanen’s season long struggles and try to determine if the problem is scheme, mentality, injury, or something else. From there, Mark and Kevin discuss the flawed approach of running an offense through Zach LaVine and Coby White. And, of course, it wouldn’t be an episode of BullsHQ without scrutinising coach Jim Boylen’s defensive scheme and his truly odd in-game rotations and adjustments. All that and plenty more.

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Life Is Better When The Bulls Win

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) takes your through the Bulls’ blowout victory against the Atlanta Hawks.

How sweet it is to finally have something positive discuss, so tune into hear Mark offer his thoughts on all the key notes from the win, including Lauri Markkanen’s solid outing, Tomas Satoransky’s career night, how the Bulls were able to stop Trae Young and the Hawks, the adjustments coach Jim Boylen implemented to his rotation, and so much more.

To close out the show, Mark wonders if the Bulls can be more like the Phoenix Suns, words no one thought they’d be saying this season.

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A Disastrous Start To The Season Continues

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by his dearest friend and host of the Chicago Bullseye podcast Fred Pfeiffer, to discuss the disastrous start to the Bulls’ season which continued on the road in Indiana.

On the show, Mark and Fred go over the defensive meltdowns, odd coaching and scheme decisions, players continually shooting poorly, the tough schedule ahead, and if anything is bound to change, plus a heap more.

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Losing To The Knicks Is A Double Loss

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) shares his thoughts about the Bulls’ most recent stumble, a melt-down loss to the New York Knicks.

Rather than venting on his own, Mark wanted to gauge the pulse of the fan base through a series of listener questions. Many came in, focusing in particular on Jim Boylen and his defensive scheme, Zach LaVine’s continued defensive lapses, what the hell is wrong with Lauri Markkanen, the mystery surrounding Otto Porter’s health, the Kornet-Gafford conundrum, and so much more.

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At Least Coby White Is Good?

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) goes over his thoughts from the Bulls’ weekend games against the Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors.

Despite an impressive performance from Coby White against the Grizzlies, the Bulls are lucky to be 1-2 right now. Mark shares his thoughts on the defense, what is up with Lauri Markkanen’s offense, if Otto Porter is actually healthy, the wing issues without Porter, the schedule ahead, and much more.

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That Was Meant To Be A Win

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Will Gottlieb of Bleacher Report (@wontgottlieb) to discuss the Bulls’ unexpected season-opening loss to the lowly Charlotte Hornets.

On the show, Mark and Will go over the defensive errors the Bulls made, giving up so many threes to the Hornets. From there, the conversation turns to Lauri Markkanen, who was finally back to his the player most assumed he could be. Also on the show, Mark and Will hit on the rotations coach Jim Boylen used, what needs to improve for the team’s upcoming games, plus a whole lot more.

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