Rebuild-A-Bull

Hosted ByMatt Gentile

Each episode strives to look at the long-term outlook of the Bulls as they continue transforming the team into a championship contender.


All Episodes

Ep. 34 – Are Real Changes Coming to the Bulls?

Derek Briscoe from Chicago Sports Nation and the Chicago Hot Sauce Podcast joins host Matt Gentile recap NBA All-Star Weekend and discuss reports about possible changes to the Bulls’ front office. Are Gar Forman and John Paxson being ushered out or continue to work behind the scenes? Matt and Derek also toss out possible hires, including Shane Battier, Mike Dunleavy Jr. and even Masai Ujiri.

Ep. 33 – 2020 Bulls Trade Deadline

Keith Frantz (a.k.a. @Bullscripted) from Bulls On Tap joins host Matt Gentile to chat about the NBA trade deadline. What could the Chicago Bulls get for Thaddeus Young, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn? They also discuss what Zach LaVine could fetch if he was ever available in trade talks.

Ep. 32 – Remembering Kobe Bryant

Edward Shuler Jr. from Bulls Gold joined the host Matt Gentile to look back on the life and career of Kobe Bryant. They discuss his legacy and the small connection he had to the Chicago Bulls. Matt and Edward also talk about the current state of the Bulls. In terms of long-term impact, would making the playoffs help or hurt the team?

Ep. 31 – Guest: See Red Fred

See Red Fred from the Chicago Bulls Eye Podcast joins host Matt Gentile to discuss the outlook for the rest of the 2020 season. Will a new year help cure the team’s issues? They discuss everything from Jim Boylen’s ineptitude to comparisons between John Paxson and… Bears GM Ryan Pace??? Also, Matt and Fred talk about the passing of former commissioner David Stern and his impact on the NBA.

Ep. 30 – Recapping the Chicago Bulls in 2019

Host Matt Gentile looks back at some of the highs and lows throughout 2019, including Zach LaVine’s growth, extending Jim Boylen, trading for Otto Porter and the lack of growth from Lauri Markkanen. He also asks what if the Chicago Bulls opted to sign Malcolm Brogdon this past summer and didn’t acquire Porter near last season’s deadline.

Ep. 29 – Guest: C-Dub (BAWL! on Bulls)

C-Dub from the BAWL! on Bulls podcast drops by to talk about the state of the Chicago Bulls. He and host Matt Gentile discuss Jim Boylen’s ineptitude, Lauri Markkanen’s struggles, Thaddeus Young’s reported frustration and the low attendance at the U.C. What changes does Jerry Reinsdorf need to consider?

Ep. 28 – What’s Going on with the Bulls?

Host Matt Gentile asks what the heck is going on with the Chicago Bulls? They’re 6-14 through their first 20 games. He dives into Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine’s struggles, issues with Jim Boylen and the Chicago Sun-Times report about Gar Forman. Does firing Forman really solve the Bulls’ problems?

Ep. 27 – Guest: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster from Bleacher Nation Bulls joins the podcast to talk about the Chicago Bulls 4-10 start. He and host Matt Gentile discuss Zach LaVine and Lauri Markannen’s struggles and Daniel Gafford’s coming out party. Also, should Coby White start or stay with the second unit?

Ep. 26 – Guest: Big Dave Watson

Big Dave Watson from BAWL! on Bulls and Bulls Outsiders makes his third appearance on the podcast. He and host Matt Gentile discuss the Chicago Bulls’ sluggish start to the 2019-20 season. What’s up with Jim Boylen’s rotations? They also dive into Lauri Markkanen’s struggles, and Dave shares a behind-the-scenes story.

Ep. 25 – Bulls Struggle Out of the Gate

Host Matt Gentile recaps the Bulls’ 1-3 start to the young season. He gives his observations on the defensive struggles and offensive cold streaks that have plagued the team through just four games. Also, does Lauri Markkanen need to be more aggressive? 

Ep. 24 – 2019-20 Bulls Season Preview

Salim Suterwalla from the Bulls Gold podcast joins host Matt Gentile to preview the Chicago Bulls. What are the expectations for 2020? Matt also provides offers preseason predictions on win total and for different players, including Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Coby White.

Ep. 23 – 2019 Bulls Preseason Recap

Host Matt Gentile recaps the Chicago Bulls preseason by offering observations about Tomas Satoransky, Coby White and Zach LaVine. Is LaVine ready to prove doubters wrong in 2020? With the announcement of Luol Deng’s retirement, Matt also looks back at how Deng was “the straw that stirred the drink.”

Ep. 22 – Guest: Tony Gill

Tony Gill from 670 The Score helps us preview the Bulls heading into preseason action. We talk about nuggets from media and expectations heading into 2020. Is Zach LaVine ready to make an All-Star-caliber leap, and how will the point guard battle play out? Also, we discuss how the latest changes at NBC Sports Chicago could impact coverage and consumption of the Bulls.