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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Jim Boylen moves the goalposts

On this episode of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky are joined by Blog a Bull managing editor Matt Bernhardt (aka your friendly BullsBlogger) to talk about the 20-40 Chicago...


The losing streak is finally over

On this episode of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky talk about the Bulls finally ending their long losing streak with a win over the Wizards. The Bulls had come...


All-Star Weekend Recap

On this special All-Star Weekend edition of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky detail their experiences covering the All-Star festivities in Chicago. We discuss the notable lack of Bulls presence...


Bumbling Bulls at the Break

On the final Cash Considerations before the All-Star break, Jason and Ricky lament the irrelevant state of the Chicago Bulls with All-Star Weekend festivities coming to The Windy City....


Bulls do nothing at trade deadline

On this latest episode of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky lament the Chicago Bulls doing absolutely nothing at the trade deadline. We go over John Paxson’s rationale for the...


Bulls 2020 Trade Deadline Preview

On this episode of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky recap an eventful last week for the Chicago Bulls before previewing the trade deadline from a Bulls perspective. We touch on Kris Dunn’s injury, Zach LaVine’s All-Star news and Chandler Hutchison’s improved play, then delve into what we think the Bulls should do before Thursday’s trade deadline, going through the roster player by player and talking trade options. 

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Lauri Markkanen out 4-6 weeks

On this week’s Cash Considerations, Bleacher Report’s Will Gottlieb joins the show to talk about Lauri Markkanen’s bummer of an injury, which will keep him out 4-6 weeks. We discuss what this injury means for this Bulls season, Lauri’s future and the rebuild as a whole. We then talk about Zach LaVine’s latest huge game against the Cavs and again touch on his All-Star chances. We finish up with a discussion about Bulls head coach Jim Boylen and some of his latest mishaps.


Jason Joins The Chase Down Podcast

Jason Patt talks to Justin Rowan on The Chase Down, the Cleveland Cavaliers podcast the Blue Wire Network. They discuss this season for the Chicago Bulls, similarities to the Cavs, the upcoming trade deadline, team building philosophies and more.

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Zach LaVine makes All-Star push

On this episode of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky talk about the Chicago Bulls’ 2-2 week, which was capped off by Zach LaVine’s 42-point performance in a come-from-behind victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. We discuss LaVine’s All-Star candidacy and what it would mean for the Bulls, who continue to lose to good teams while beating up on the bums of the NBA. We then dive into Lauri Markkanen’s usage and lament the lack of development.


Ranting about the Bulls at the Midpoint

On the latest episode of Cash Considerations, Jason and Ricky rant about the disappointing Chicago Bulls as they hit the midpoint of the 2019-20 season with only 14 wins. We talk about what has gone wrong and what we’re looking for the rest of the season and into the future. We finish by answering a number of fan questions about where the Bulls go from here.

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New Year, Same Bulls

Cash Considerations is back for the first episode of the new decade. On this episode, Jason and Ricky discuss the Chicago Bulls’ 0-3 week against much tougher competition. While Kris Dunn and the defense deserve some credit for their recent play, the offense and crunch-time execution are still a major problem. We also talk about Jim Boylen’s timeout/rotation management, which was a major topic of conversation after a loss to the Boston Celtics. We wrap up the pod on a lighter note, revealing some of our favorite moments from the past decade of Bulls Basketball.


Bulls-Bucks preview with Ti Windisch of Gyro Step

On the latest episode of Cash Considerations, Jason is joined by Ti Windisch of Blue Wire’s Milwaukee Bucks podcast, Gyro Step. After a brief rundown of the light week that was for the Chicago Bulls, Ti gives his take on where the Bulls stand from the perspective of a Central Division rival. We then discuss the race for the No. 8 seed and potential 1-8 matchups for Milwaukee before finishing up with general Bucks talk and a preview of Monday’s game in Chicago. 

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Bulls In Da Hunt

Cash Considerations is back to talk about a Chicago Bulls team that’s suddenly just a game out of the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Jason and Ricky discuss another crazy week, which featured both a huge implosion (vs. Thunder) and a huge comeback (vs. Wizards). We highlight the improved play of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Kris Dunn and how they’ve helped make the Bulls more competitive of late, but we still wonder just what the ceiling is for this core of players.