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

The Miserable 2018-19 Bulls Season Is Finally Over

Cash Considerations is back to recap a 2018-19 Chicago Bulls season in which they lost 60 games and suffered plenty of embarrassment in the process. Jason and Ricky discuss just what made this season so bad, while trying to keep at least a little optimism for the future thanks to a fun February. We also recap John Paxson’s end-of-season press conference and the news that head coach Jim Boylen is not only returning next season, but is in line for a contract extension. Finally, we give player grades to all the key players on the roster.

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The Bulls Are Walter Lemon Jr.’s Team Now

Cash Considerations is back as the Bulls wind down their season led by Chicago native Walter Lemon Jr. The Bulls may be tough to watch at this point, but Lemon is a fun story amid the pile of rubble. Jason and Ricky also discuss Fred Hoiberg going to Nebraska and what that means for Jim Boylen’s future as head coach, and Ricky reads off some of the funniest Boylen-isms from the season. (Shoutout to The Athletic’s Stephen Noh for compiling them all together). They then dive into talk about Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Coach K before finishing up the pod with fan questions.

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Cash Considerations Ep. 26: Lauri Markkanen is Done for the Season

Cash Considerations is back to talk about a Chicago Bulls team limping toward the finish line of the 2018-19 season. The Bulls dressed only nine players in a blowout loss against the Blazers, and afterward they announced that Lauri Markkanen will be shut down after experiencing extreme fatigue and a heart rate issue. Ricky and Jason talk about Markkanen’s season and how he compares to some of the other top sophomores in the NBA. We then discuss Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and the NCAA Tournament before finishing up with a look at our own 2019 Bulls bracket of fun. For more podcasts like this, check out bluewirepods.com.

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Cash Considerations Ep. 25: Analyzing The Draft Prospects In The 2019 NCAA Tournament

Cash Considerations is back with a mega-preview of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, with an eye on all the draft prospects participating. After a brief discussion about the current Bulls after their win over Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and the Wizards, Ricky and Jason dive into Zion Williamson and the other top prospects in the 2019 NBA Draft with special guest Brian Schroeder. After discussing the top prospects and their fits on the Bulls, they go game-by-game through the opening round of the tournament with quick-hitting thoughts on the potential future pros.

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Cash Considerations Ep. 24: Tank back on?

Cash Considerations is back to talk about the Bulls’ three-game losing streak and the possibility of shutting Zach LaVine down for the season

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Cash Considerations Ep 23: It’s Zach LaVine’s World

Cash Considerations is back to talk about the Bulls’ thrilling 108-107 victory over Jimmy Butler and the Sixers, capped off by Zach LaVine’s game-winning bucket. Jason and Ricky laud LaVine for his outstanding play of late, while also giving major shoutouts to Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr. and Robin Lopez. We also touch on the crazy 4OT game against the Hawks, and they finish up discussing the controversial Michael Reinsdorf interviews, which featured some mind-boggling quotes about the organization.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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