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.


All Episodes

Cash Considerations Ep 22: The Bulls have no time for tanking

Cash Considerations is back with special guest Mark Karantzoulis of BullsHQ and Blog a Bull joining the show to talk about the suddenly red-hot Bulls. Chicago has won four of its last five games, and Mark helps Ricky and Jason talk about the driving forces behind the winning stretch. We discuss why we’re happy to see the Bulls playing better instead of focusing on a tank and do some looking ahead to the future. Mark also talks about why he loves Ryan Arcidiacono, the “rivalry” with Bulls megafan See Red Fred and favorite Joakim Noah moments. 

Cash Considerations Ep. 21: Bulls at the Break with The Athletic’s Stephen Noh

It may be the All-Star break, but there’s no break for Cash Considerations. On this episode, Ricky and Jason are joined by The Athletic’s Stephen Noh to talk all things Bulls. Stephen gives reasons why you should watch the rest of this season, and there’s plenty of chatter about Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and the Bulls’ improved offense under Jim Boylen. They go on to hit on a variety of other topics surrounding the Bulls and their future, and Ricky also has some thoughts about Jerry Reinsdorf’s other team, the White Sox, missing out on Manny Machado, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Ep. 20: The Bulls are finally running a competent NBA offense

Cash Considerations is back to give first impressions about the Otto Porter Jr. era in Chicago. Jason and Ricky talk about the Bulls’ improved offense with Porter in the fold, and they toss bouquets at the recent progress of Lauri Markkanen. They touch on #TheReturn of Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker to the United Center, and then answer a variety of fan questions to finish out the show. 

Cash Considerations Ep. 19: Bulls trade for Otto Porter Jr.

Cash Considerations returns for a special post-trade deadline episode. Jason and Ricky both laud the Bulls for acquiring Otto Porter Jr. and discuss how he’ll fit into their future plans. We also discuss the Robin Lopez buyout situation and get a few digs in at Jim Boylen and the Bulls’ front office along the way. Finally, we go around the league and talk about the big Eastern Conference moves at the deadline, as well as Kevin Durant’s media tirade.

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Cash Considerations Ep. 18: 2019 NBA trade deadline preview

Cash Considerations is back and so is Jason as he finally returns after being “stranded” in Disney World thanks to the polar vortex. Jason and Ricky talk about the Bulls’ most recent trade involving cash considerations and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot before discussing the latest Anthony Davis rumors. Then we look at the Bulls’ roster and examine trade possibilities ahead of Thursday’s deadline. 

Cash Considerations Ep. 17: Anthony Davis Wants No Part of Chicago

Cash Considerations is back with guest John Wilmes of Real GM and the Take Or Break It podcast while Jason is on vacation. Ricky and John run through a Bulls-Hawks game they attended, continue complaining about Jim Boylen, touch on the Anthony Davis trade talk, and discuss Lonzo Ball vs. Kris Dunn.

Cash Considerations Ep 16: The Bulls Finally Get Melo & Finally Get A Win

Cash Considerations is back to talk about the Bulls finally acquiring Carmelo Anthony after wanting him so badly in 2014, and then talking about what should really be done with Melo instead of just dumping him as is the plan. Jason and Ricky also talk about the Bulls finally ending their long 10-game losing streak thanks to a similarly miserable Cavs team, as well as recapping the rest of the brutal West Coast trip, Wendell Carter Jr.’s thumb surgery, an ugly home loss to the Heat and more.

Cash Considerations Ep. 15 with Sean Highkin

The Cash Considerations pod is back, and for the first time ever, Jason and Ricky welcome a guest on the show. Sean Highkin, who used to work the Bulls beat for The Athletic, joins the fun after seeing the Bulls up close out in Portland. We talk about the future of the Bulls, the Jim Boylen raise and the interesting situations involving Robin Lopez and Jabari Parker. To wrap up the pod, Jason and Ricky preview the rest of the West Coast road trip and rant about the Bulls’ current situation, with an eye toward the draft. 

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Cash Considerations Ep. 14: Bulls Honor Podcast With Trade For Cash Considerations

Jason and Ricky return for a jam-packed episode of Cash Considerations. After lamenting the devastating Bears loss, we discuss the inconsequential but amazing trade involving Michael Carter-Williams and … cash considerations. We also applaud the Bulls for the Justin Holiday deal and shine some optimism on the future thanks to the exciting Pacers game, while still questioning the current mindset of the team when it comes to their offensive strategies after a brutal loss to the Nets. 

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Cash Considerations Ep. 13: 2019 Bulls Resolutions

Jay and Ricky ring in the New Year with the first Cash Considerations pod of 2019. The calendar may have flipped, but the Bulls looked very similar in an ugly loss to the Magic to start off 2019. We talk about Wendell Carter Jr.’s minutes, the struggling offense and give our 2019 Bulls Resolutions. 

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Cash Considerations Episode 12: Derrick Rose Revenge Game, Nostalgia & Chemistry Lessons

Ricky and Jason are back as Cash Considerations makes its Blue Wire Pods debut. We go over the week that was with the Bulls and focus in on the matchup against Derrick Rose and the Timberwolves. The nostalgia flows as we reminisce about the 2010-11 Bulls team thanks to a wonderful oral history from The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry. Finally, a long discussion about the Bulls’ young core and the need for them to build chemistry this season. 

Road dogs, wolf packs, and more humiliation

The Cash Considerations podcast is back to talk about the first seven games of Jim Boylen’s Chicago Bulls. We talk about the fight vs. the Thunder, the comeback vs. the Spurs, if Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn can play together, and Lauri Markkanen’s return to the lineup.

Cash Considerations Ep. 11: Road dogs, wolf packs, and more humiliation

The Cash Considerations podcast is back to talk about the first seven games of Jim Boylen’s Chicago Bulls. We talk about the fight vs. the Thunder, the comeback vs. the Spurs, if Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn can play together, and Lauri Markkanen’s return to the lineup.