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. 37: Wendell Carter Jr. Is For Real

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba), host of The NBA Podcast, to review the Bulls’ play at Summer League. On the show, Mark and Morten discuss Wendell Carter Jr’s dominance (1:53), the pros and cons of Chandler Hutchison’s skillset(22:30), more thoughts on LaVine’s new deal(41:05), the Bulls moving on from Sean Kilpatrick and Jerian Grant (58:20), and much more.

Ep. 36: LaVine is Back

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by NBCSports Chicago producer Kevin Anderson (Kevin_NBCS) to take you through the news of Zach LaVine making his return back to Chicago next season. On the show, Mark and Kevin discuss their initial thoughts about LaVine’s new contract (2:03), if LaVine can realistically develop into a second or third option (5:40), what LaVine’s new deal means for the ‘2019 plan’ (14:20), what the realistic alternatives were (22:27), what this means for the offensive hierarchy (27:35), and much more. Be sure to subscribe to BullsHQ via iTunes or Stitcher, and follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Ep. 35: It’s Free Agency Time

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Locked On NBA and Locked On Fantasy Basketball podcast host Josh Lloyd (@redrock_bball) to preview the upcoming free agency period for the Chicago Bulls fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. On the show, Mark and Josh discuss Zach LaVine’s uncertain future with the Bulls and the key concerns surrounding his next deal (11:47), if David Nwaba should be retained on a new deal (33:13), what Chicago’s strategy should be in consuming their cap space (40:20), and some potential underrated names the Bulls should focus on (52:12).

Ep. 34: Welcome Wendell!

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Jay Patt (@Bulls_Jay) to review how the Chicago Bulls fared in the 2018 NBA Draft.  Topics discussed include: The overall outcome of the Bulls draft (1:00), the Bulls passing on Michael Porter Jr. (5:02), a full breakdown of the No. 7 pick, Wendell Carter Jr., and his fit in Chicago (8:24), rumours of the Bulls looking to trade up in the draft (17:58), the Bulls promising and drafting Chandler Hutchison (23:58), how the new Bulls will fare in the rotation as part of the rebuild (30:25), and plenty more. And later in the show, Bulls podcaster and grand optimist Fred Pheiffer (@CBEFred) stops by to give his views on the draft, and the progress of the Bulls title contention hopes (46:30).

Ep. 33: The Draft Is Here

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by SBNation NBA and College Basketball writer/editor Ricky O’Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) for a one last draft primer ahead of the big night.  Topics discussed include: The mystical Michael Porter Jr (3:15), Mikal Bridges: right player, wrong time (13:25), the underrating of Miles Bridges (18:38), why Wendell Carter Jr should be the pick (23:20), the merits of trading up for Luka Doncic and Jaren Jackson Jr (36:58), the Bulls doubling their chances by trading down for multiple picks (42:52), who the Bulls should target with the No. 22 pick (46:10), and plenty more.

Ep. 32: Draft Mailbag

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to answer your mailbag questions ahead of the NBA Draft.  Topics discussed include: The Bulls being the lone team to skip on the NBA Global Camp (1:35), which prospect will provide the most immediate impact and best long-term fit (17:20), the choice between Wendell Carter Junior or Trae Young at pick No. 7 (28:15), the risk of drafting Michael Porter Junior (31:53), the option of trading down in the draft (37:58), potential scenarios in trading up for two top-10 picks in the draft (40:56), Donte DiVincenzo as an option with pick No. 22 (48:50), if buying another first-round pick is possible (51:52), what is a realistic timetable for the Bulls rebuild? (54:30), and if there’s any substance to reports of the Bulls being a “sneaky” factor in free agency (1.02:11).

Ep. 31: Draft Preview, Pick No. 22

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to discuss the potential options the Bulls have at pick No. 22. Players discussed include: Zhaire Smith, Jontay Porter, Troy Brown, Kevin Knox, Josh Okogie, Jacob Evans, Shake Milton, De’Anthony Melton, Keita Bates-Diop, and many more.

Ep. 30: Draft Preview, Pick No. 6

In a special crossover edition of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Bull Court Press podcast hosts Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) and Stephen Noh (@StephNoh) to preview the potential options at pick No. 6 for the Chicago Bulls in the 2018 NBA Draft. Topics discussed include: The decision to draft best player available or fit, Mikal Bridges vs Michael Porter Jr, Trae Young and his potential, if Chicago should consider drafting a big man, and much more.

Ep. 29: Season In Review

This week on BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) to take a look at the Bulls’ 2017-18 season.  Topics discussed include: The development of the players and coaches, the success of the rebuild and if it met expectations, what could’ve been done differently, the question marks surrounding the team ahead of the draft and free agency, and much more.  Be sure to subscribe to BullsHQ via iTunes or Stitcher, and follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Ep. 28: Is It Over Yet?

This week on BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops)discusses the never-ending feeling of this season, made even longer given the Bulls’ tanktastic lineups to close 2017-18.

Ep. 27: The Tank Is Dead

This week on BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to talk all the latest news surrounding the Chicago Bulls. Topics discussed include: The Bulls being warned by the NBA for resting Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday, if the tank is truly dead, the development and cohesion of Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen, how Markkanen projects long-term, and why Fred thinks Markkanen can be a top 10 player in the league.

Ep. 26: Is It June Yet?

This week on BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) takes you through the latest games and news surrounding the Chicago Bulls. Topics discussed include: Lineup changes and Bobby Portis’ promotion into the starting unit, the cohesion of Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, reports of Portis and the Bulls planning to discuss a contract extension, plus all the latest in the race to the bottom of the standings.

Ep. 25: The Bulls and Wolves pt II

This week on BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Patrick Fenelon (@Patrick_Fenelon) to discuss the second game of the season series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Topics discussed include: Minnesota’s 122-104 win over Chicago, Jimmy Butler’s knee injury, Tom Thibodeau and the amount of minutes he plays his players, Taj Gibson’s first season in Minnesota, and much more.