Cash Considerations

Hosted ByRicky O'Donnell and Jason Patt

While they love the Bulls, they won't hesitate to speak harsh truths when it calls for it. There will be no agenda here, just passionate discussion about the Bulls.

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NBA Rookie Survey and new Bulls win projections

Cash Considerations is back and so is Ricky after a vacation. We start by talking about the annual NBA Rookie Survey, where Coby White gets a good amount of love from his peers. We then move on to some updated win projections based on different analytics, which all place the Bulls in contention for a playoff spot. That leads us to discussion about the Bulls’ front office and whether we trust their decision-making now, and how important the upcoming 2019-20 season is for them, Jim Boylen and this young core. 

Bulls 2019-20 schedule release with Mark Karantzoulis

Cash Considerations is back after a brief summer hiatus, but Ricky is still out of town. Filling in is BullsHQ’s Mark Karantzoulis to discuss the release of the Chicago Bulls’ 2019-20 schedule. Jason and Mark go over all the details of the schedule and pick out notable games to watch. We also discuss what the schedule means for the Bulls’ playoff chances. In the second half of the show, we touch on Carmelo Anthony almost signing with the Bulls in 2014, Thaddeus Young’s foray with Team USA and more. 

Are the Bulls a sleeping giant?

On the latest episode of Cash Considerations, Ricky and Jason talk about Michael Pina’s sunny Bulls column over at SB Nation, which pegs them as a potential team of the future in the Eastern Conference. We then discuss The Ringer’s NBA young core rankings based on FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO forecast, which isn’t quite as high on the Bulls. We move on to Wendell Carter’s recent comments about improving his offensive game, and then finish up with reaction to Anthony Davis’ quotes about potentially playing for his hometown Bulls in the future. For more podcasts, check out

Sean Highkin’s Summer League Report

The latest episode of Cash Considerations features special guest Sean Highkin, who was out in Las Vegas covering Summer League for NBC Sports Chicago and Bleacher Report. Before getting into Summer League observations, we discuss the most recent Chicago Bulls news, including their preseason schedule release, Thaddeus Young’s USA Basketball invite, Shaq Harrison’s new deal and Kris Dunn’s status with the team. We then talk about the Summer Bulls and other stories from Vegas before finishing up with a look ahead at next season.

Coby White and Q&A

Cash Considerations is back to talk about Coby White’s Summer League performance and role with the Chicago Bulls as a rookie. Ricky defends his take that White will start the season behind Ryan Arcidiacono in the rotation, and Jason agrees with the point that patience will be required with the rookie. We then answer a variety of questions about the Bulls and the future of the franchise. 

Westbrook trade and 2021 Plan and Summer League, oh my

Cash Considerations is back to discuss another wild week in the NBA. Russell Westbrook may now be reunited with James Harden, but Jason and Ricky talk about whether the Bulls should’ve made a play for the electric point guard. We then discuss John Paxson’s recent radio comments and just what the Bulls’ plans are moving forward. On the second half of the pod, we talk about the performances of Coby White, Daniel Gafford and Chandler Hutchison in Summer League. 

The Bulls Are Killing Free Agency

Cash Considerations is back to discuss the beginning of free agency, which has featured some excellent moves by the Chicago Bulls. Jason and Ricky discuss the additions of Thaddeus Young, Tomas Satoransky and Luke Kornet, as well as the new deal for Ryan Arcidiacono. We talk about what these moves mean for Kris Dunn and the rest of the roster before taking a look at the bigger picture and answering this question: Will the Bulls make the playoffs in 2019-20?

2019 Free Agency Preview

With the 2019 NBA Draft now behind us, Cash Considerations is back to preview free agency. Jason and Ricky go through the Bulls’ roster to examine who should stay and who should go among players like Robin Lopez, Ryan Arcidiacono, Shaq Harrison and Wayne Selden Jr. We discuss the Bulls’ free-agent strategy and possible targets, from Taj Gibson to Malcolm Brogdon to Patrick Beverley, among a host of other players. We then finish up with a brief discussion about the top names in free agency as a whole. 

The Bulls draft Coby White and Daniel Gafford

Cash Considerations is back to recap the 2019 NBA Draft. After a flurry of trade activity around the NBA before the draft, the Chicago Bulls stayed put and wound up with North Carolina’s Coby White with the No. 7 pick. Ricky and Jason discuss the White pick and how he fits with the Bulls’ core moving forward. We then talk about the selection of Daniel Gafford at No. 38 and how the Bulls would’ve been better off taking gambles elsewhere, even though he was a perfectly fine pick.

2019 NBA Draft Preview with Jonathan Wasserman

 Cash Considerations is back, and on this episode we preview the 2019 NBA Draft from a Chicago Bulls perspective with Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman. We discuss Jonathan’s latest Big Board and a host of players the Bulls should be looking at with the No. 7 pick. On the back half of the episode, Ricky and Jason talk about the latest Bulls rumors and speculation. One hot topic involves the Bulls getting involved in the Anthony Davis trade talks, with Zach LaVine, the No. 7 pick, the No. 4 pick and Lonzo Ball some of the moving parts. We finish off the episode talking about the idea of D’Angelo Russell in Chicago.  For more podcasts, check out

Ricky’s Chicago Bulls 2019 Draft Board

Cash Considerations returns with the 2019 NBA Draft now just two weeks away. Before diving into draft talk, we briefly discuss the hiring of Roy Rogers to Jim Boylen’s staff and the rumor about the Bulls’ expected interest in Marcus Morris. Ricky then gives his top five on his Bulls draft board, as well as a host of other intriguing prospects. 

Ricky and Jason Answer Your Twitter Questions About the Bulls

In the latest Cash Considerations, Ricky and Jason answer a variety of fan questions from Twitter. We first discuss different draft scenarios and who the Bulls should be targeting, whether it’s with the No. 7 pick or after a trade down. We look at the possibility of signing Malcolm Brogdon away from the Bucks, and then get real crazy and examine the idea of a Chris Paul trade. They finish with a quick look ahead at the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Raptors. 

The Combine and 670 The Score’s Cody Westerlund

Cash Considerations is back with Ricky giving his report from the NBA Draft Combine. We talk about the Bulls’ draft options and explore some of the recent rumors out there, including the interest in Lonzo Ball and Terry Rozier. For the second half of the show, 670 The Score’s Cody Westerlund joins Jason to talk more about the combine, the draft and all the point guard options out there for the Bulls. We finish up discussing Jim Boylen and the Bulls’ outlook next season.