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

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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Season 2019-20 Is Here (w/ Marc Silverman)

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by co-host of the Waddle and Silvy show Marc Silverman to discuss the key themes and storylines emerging for the Bulls as they about to embark on their 2019-20 season.

Topics discussed include: Zach LaVine’s rise and his next step as a player, the early success of Coby White, the growth of Lauri Markkanen, if this version of the offense can maintain into the regular season, Otto Porter’s pending free agency decision, playoffs and organisational accountability, and so much more.

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Bulls HQ-Cash Considerations Crossover Season Preview Pod

Jason and Ricky from Cash Considerations and Mark from BullsHQ get together to deliver a preview for the Chicago Bulls’ 2019-20 season. After several down seasons, the optimism is flowing after an exciting preseason that saw the Bulls embrace a run-and-gun style under head coach Jim Boylen, with Zach LaVine looking primed for an All-Star season. We also highlight the importance of the new acquisitions, the questions surrounding Lauri Markkanen and much more. We finish up with NBA Finals predictions and a shoutout to Luol Deng. 

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Thank You, Luol

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to discuss the Bulls’ impressive win over the Atlanta Hawks, focusing on the impressive play from rookie guard Coby White, Zach LaVine’s continued preseason dominance, an impressive defensive display from Kris Dunn, Wendell Carter slowly finding his groove, the odd nature of Lauri Markkanen’s preseason campaign, Jim Boylen’s rotation heading into the regular season, plus a whole lot more.

To close the show, Mark and Morten pay tribute to Luol Deng, who ceremonially retired as a Chicago Bull.

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Wendell Carter Is Back In A Bulls Win

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis shares his thoughts on the Bulls claiming their first win of the preseason against the Toronto Raptors.

Topics discussed include: Wendell Carter’s first minutes back in the court since January, Zach LaVine’s continued dominance in preseason, the ineffective play from Lauri Markkanen, the continued brilliance of the Bulls offense, the starting and bench rotation beginning to take its final shape, and much more.

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The First Three Quarters Is All That Matters

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Kevin Ferrigan (@nbacouchside) to discuss the Bulls’ opening two games of the preseason.

Although the Bulls may have lost their two opening games against the Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Bucks, they both have felt like wins given the revamped offense the Bulls have been running.

Mark and Kevin dive into the new-look offense and the changes made, Tomas Satoranksy getting the starting point guard role, Zach LaVine developing into the team’s primary offensive force, Lauri Markkanen’s passive play through two games, the impressive frontcourt depth Luke Kornet and Daniel Gafford have provided, the inconsistent team defensive effort, the surprising play of rookie Coby White, and much more.

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Media Day, Training Camp and Preseason Preview

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by executive producer for 670 the Score and host of the No Zones podcast, Tony Gill (@tonygill670).

On this episode of the show, Mark discusses all the key takeaways from Bulls media day with Tony, who was there live reporting from the scene. Topics discussed include: The clear message of the playoffs being the team-wide goal, first impressions of Thad Young as the team’s undisputed leader, the universal praise for Kris Dunn, what it’s like to cover someone like Jim Boylen, and the (minor) injuries already piling up.

To close the show, Mark and Tony go over what to look out for in the opening week of preseason basketball, if the talk of systemic changes are implemented, Jim Boylen’s projected rotation, and so much more.

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The Bulls Are (Almost) Back

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 podcast.

On this episode, Mark and Fred answer listeners questions in the latest instalment of the See Red mailing.

Topics discussed include: Why have the Bulls kept Kris Dunn, what happens next if Otto Porter leaves in free agency, the minimum number of games the core players must play, win total over/unders, and, of course, Denzel Valentine.

Then, to close out the show, Mark quizzes Fred on his plans to fulfil his end of the bet, to which Fred offers up some additional extras: an unreleased demo of his song ‘Kirk Hinrich’.

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FIBA Sato, Point God

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba), host of The NBA Pod, to discuss new Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky and his impressive FIBA tournament.

Leading his nation to a surprising 6th place finish, Mark and Morten analyse Satoranksy’s performance, how his game and skills will impact the Bulls, and what his presence means for the point guard rotation.

Also on the show: A look at Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 rankings, Lauri Markkanen’s development curve, and much more.

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Hutchison Hurt, Blakeney Waived

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Big Dave Watson, (@BawlSports) host of Bawl on Bulls and Bulls Outsiders.

Making his first appearance on BullsHQ, Big Dave helps Mark goes over the tough news from last week concerning Chandler Hutchison’s hamstring injury and indefinite absence. From there, discussion moves onto the Bulls and guard Antonio Blakeney parting ways, the premise of Zach LaVine leading the league in scoring next season, and some love for new guard Tomas Satoranksy, who has been dominating at the FIBA World Cup.

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The Bulls, Bucks, And The Eastern Conference

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Kane Pitman, co-host of the Gyro Step podcast and writer for ESPN Australia.

In an Eastern Conference preview, Mark and Kane set out by discussing the offseason changes that took place with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, and how their remodel rosters have setup both teams as the clear cut contenders in the conference.

From there, the two work their way down the remaining teams in the Eastern Conference, citing the perceived weakness beyond the Bucks and Sixers, and why that just may open the door for a Chicago Bulls playoff berth.

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Wendell Carter Is About To Breakout

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Cole Zwicker (@colezwicker) of The Stepien to discuss his deep dive article on Bulls center Wendell Carter.

On the show, Mark and Cole go over why Carter is poised to breakout in his sophomore season, how the Bulls misused and didn’t take advantage of his natural offensive game during his rookie season, the likelihood of Carter developing his jump shot, his defensive impact and irreplaceability to the Bulls lineup, and much more.

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