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?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
Garry Calzone from the Bully Pulpit Podcast joins Matt Gentile to recap Bulls media day. They react to some of the highlights from the podium, including all the talk about Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and the versatile additions. Should playoffs really be the goal for 2020? Also, was the Kris Dunn hype just for trade leverage?
This episode is all about Wendell Carter Jr. Matt Gentile looks at what Bulls fans should expect in 2020. Will the second-year center improve offensively as scorer and passer? Also, how does the Carter fit into the team’s long-term future?
Katy Duffy from The Loop Sports joins host Matt Gentile to talk about the Chicago Bulls offseason. Who’s going to make a bigger impact: Tomas Satoransky or Thaddeus Young? They also talk about what’s in store for Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen heading into the 2020 season.
In the final episode of our Grading GarPax series, Matt Gentile gives his final thoughts on the experience grading the Bulls moves over the last 16 years. He also plays some bonus audio that was cut from the second and third episodes of the series. Kobe Bryant pursuit in 2004 (15:00). Doug Thonus’ Tyrus Thomas story (20:38). Current core vs. ’03-’08 core (24:39). Reminiscing about Derrick Rose (30:50).
TRADES & COACHING DECISIONS – In part two, we grade the Bulls’ trades and coaching decisions from 2014 to the present. See Fred Red (ChicagoBullsEye.com) and Matt Peck (Locked On Bulls, Bulls Outsiders) join Matt Gentile to grade moves from the latest period of the GarPax era.