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. 24: Taking An All-Star Break

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) takes a pause from the regular season to answer listener questions from Twitter and Reddit.  Topics discussed include: Rotational changes that await the Bulls after the All-Star break, mock draft boards, free agency targets, Fred Hoiberg’s performance this season, and much more.

Ep. 23: Reviewing The Trade Deadline

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) to review what moves the Bulls made at the trade deadline. Topics discussed include: Reaction to the trade that brought in Noah Vonleh, Jameer Nelson to the Pistons, former Bulls moved at the deadline, what’s next for the Bulls and those players they didn’t trade, and much more.

Ep. 22: The Trade Deadline Is Here

In this weeks show host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to dissect all the latest news and rumors surrounding the Chicago Bulls ahead of the trade deadline.  Topics discussed include: The likelihood of trading Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday, if the Bulls should have any interest in Rodney Hood, targeting other players from the 2014 draft, as well as answering listener questions.

Ep. 21: Reviewing The Mirotic Trade

In this weeks show host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) takes you through all the details surrounding the Nikola Mirotic trade. Topics discussed include: The deal itself, how the Bulls and Pelicans fared, who ultimately won the deal, what happens next moving forward for the Bulls, and all listener questions are answered.

Ep. 20: The Tank Has A Pulse

In this weeks show host Mark Karantzoulis is joined by Stephen Noh of The Athletic to review the latest in Chicago Bulls basketball. Topics discussed include: The log jam in the front court, the Bulls sorely missing Kris Dunn, the issues at point guard, Zach LaVine’s struggles, Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans, and Lauri Markkanen’s undersold rookie season.

Ep. 19: Is The Tank Dead?

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) takes a look at the upcoming schedule for the Bulls and how that may play a part in the tanking effort, and if Mirotic still being on the team up until the trade deadline will cost the Bulls a great opportunity to improve their draft pick.  Later on the show, Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) stops by to discuss the status of the Big Red Bus.

Ep. 18: Return Of The Zach

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Kevin Ferrigan (@nbacouchside) to discuss the return and debut of Zach LaVine as a Chicago Bull. Topics discussed include: How Fred Hoiberg will manage the rotation with LaVine back, whether LaVine will help a tanking cause, what his next contract may look like, as well as those Nikola Mirotic trade rumors.

Ep. 17: Re-evaluating The Butler Trade

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Doug Thonus (@Doug_Thonus), host of the Bulls Beat podcast, to re-evaluate the Jimmy Butler trade and the perception that surrounds Bulls management. Topics discussed include: Dunn and Markkanen exceeding expectations changing the perception of the trade, lasting concerns that may still exist in the deal, when will full impact of the trade be realised, if Bulls fans should revisit their angst against the front office, and much more.

Ep. 16: New Year, New Bulls

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) from the Chicago Bullseye podcast to discuss the Bulls turning around their season and putting any tanking plans firmly on hold. Topics discussed include: What should the Bulls doing for the rest of the season, tanking or going for the playoffs, are Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine good enough to justify not tanking, Nikola Mirotic’s resurgence, what it takes to be an unabashed Bulls homer, and much more.

Ep. 15: So Much For Tanking

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) to discuss the unexpected 5-game winning streak the Bulls are riding. Topics discussed include: How the Bulls are winning these games, Nikola Mirotic returning and playing like an All-Star, the potential of the tank being in jeopardy, and much more.

Ep. 14: The Bulls Are Streaking

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Vijay Vemu (@VJVemu) to discuss the 2-game winning streak the Bulls have stumbled upon. Topics discussed include: Kris Dunn’s continued emergence, Lauri Markkanen’s recent resurgence, the impact David Nwaba and Nikola Mirotic have had on the bench, and much more.

Ep. 13: A Very Early 2018 NBA Draft Preview

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Morten Jensen (@msjnba) to profile the top 5 picks in the up coming NBA draft, analysing their strength and weaknesses, their fit with the Chicago Bulls, and much more.

Ep. 12: Kris Dunn Might Be Good?

Host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) takes a look at the Chicago Bulls’ most recent games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns, discussing Kris Dunn’s career night against the Suns, the improved performances of Denzel Valentine and Justin Holiday, Zach LaVine inching closer to a return, and much more.