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

How Many Games Will The Bulls Win Next Season?

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Kevin Ferrigan (@nbacouchside) to review and discuss what the various win projection models in Vegas and the analytical community are forecasting for the Chicago Bulls next season, how these results compare to the projections of Kevin’s own model, and the intricacies and nuance that go into building win models.


Season Predictions With The Prophet

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 forecast and predict the upcoming Bulls season.

Making 10 predictions for the 2019-20 season, hear Mark and Fred predict if Kris Dunn will be on the opening night roster, if the Bulls will have an All-Star this season, whether Otto Porter will opt out of his contract at season’s end, the number of wins the team will register, plus a new season-long bet.


The Bulls’ Depth and Projected Rotation

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic to discuss his recent articles which covered the Bulls’ potential weakness in the depth chart on the wing and how Jim Boylen may shape his rotation next season.


A Nice Start To Free Agency

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) provides his initial thoughts on the Chicago Bulls signing Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky in the opening days of free agency.

On the show, Mark details why the signing of both players should be viewed as positives, how Young and Satoransky fit into the rotation, what it means for future free agent moves, and much more.


2019 Free Agency Preview

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Stephen Noh of The Athletic to preview the upcoming free agency period for the Chicago Bulls.

On the show, Mark and Stephen discuss the likely amount of cap space the Bulls will have to use, what the team’s strategy should be heading into free agency, the necessary positions and roles the Bulls need to fill, and which players should be targeted in July.


Days After The Draft

The draft has come and gone, but Coby White’s arrival remains front of mind for host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops), who this week is joined by Bulls podcaster and prophet Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred).

On this episode of BullsHQ, Mark and Fred go over their initial thoughts of White becoming a Bull, his fit on the team, the fan base insistence in trading Zach LaVine, Fred’s anguish in seeing De’Andre Hunter being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, and much more.


Coby White Is A Chicago Bull

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) gives his immediate thoughts on the 2019 NBA Draft and the newest additions to the Chicago Bulls roster, Coby White and Daniel Gafford.

On the show, Mark discusses how White will fit into the rotation, expectations and projected role for White during his rookie season, how his selection impacts the roster moving forward, and much more.


What The Anthony Davis Trade Means For The Bulls

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to discuss the blockbuster trade that sent Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, and what it means for the Chicago Bulls.

Though the Bulls weren’t involved in the Davis, the affect of the trade itself will impact the Bulls at the draft, in the trade market, but also in the rankings of rebuilding teams. Tune in to hear why.



LaVine, Lonzo, Culver and the Draft

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Ricky O’Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) and Jason Patt (Bulls_Jay) of the Cash Considerations podcast to discuss the legitimacy to rumours surrounding a potential deal that would send Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick to the Pelicans as part of the Anthony Davis deal, receiving back Lonzo Ball and pick No. 4.

Assuming the Bulls were to draft Jarrett Culver at No. 4, the topic turns to how this new lineup with Lonzo and Culver would work with Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter and Otto Porter Jr.

Later in the show, should this deal not go ahead, the trio discuss what the Bulls should and will likely do with pick No. 7, and if that plan should include drafting Jaxson Hayes.


Why These Finals Matter For A Bulls Rebuild

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) of Bleacher Report to discuss the impact the NBA Finals should have on the Bulls as they advance through their rebuild. 

From switchable lineups, rotations full of smart, two-way players, the Toronto Raptors winning with bigger lineups, Mark and Will dive into how the style of basketball the Raptors have employed should be mimicked by the Bulls as closely as possible.

Also on the show, Mark and Will discuss the hiring of Roy Rogers to Jim Boylen’s coaching staff, the reported interest in free agent Marcus Morris, the potential implications of the Brooklyn Nets-Atlanta Hawks, chasing D’Angelo Russell in free agency, and much more.


Point Guard Problems

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to discuss the potential ways the Bulls can solve their point guard problem.

From rookies Coby White and Darius Garland, to first time free agents Terry Rozier, Malcolm Brogdon and D’Angelo Russell, to experienced vets such as Patrick Beverley, Mark and Fred delve into the best possible options among a host of imperfect solutions. 

Also on the show, Mark and Fred also discuss the disappointment of falling to No. 7 in the draft, the near-done Scottie Pippen-Shawn Kemp trade, Fred’s illustrious basketball career, and so much more.


Jimmy Butler Back?

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) divers into the momentary speculation surrounding former Bull Jimmy Butler being spotted out to dinner with Bulls coach Jim Boylen.

Later in the show, Mark shares his thoughts on the latest players mention in the point guard rumours, and how that may affect the outcome of the draft.


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.