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. 21 – 2019 Bulls Media Day Recap

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?

Ep. 20 – What about Wendell Carter?

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?

Ep. 19 – Guest: Katy Duffy

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.

Grading GarPax Ep. 5 – Recap & Final Thoughts

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).

Grading GarPax Ep. 4 (Part 2) – 2014-Present

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.

Grading GarPax Ep. 4 (Part 1) – 2014-Present

DRAFTS & FREE AGENCY – In part one, we grade the Bulls’ drafts and free agency moves 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.

Grading GarPax Ep. 3 (Part 2) – 2008-2014

TRADES & COACHING DECISIONS – In the second part, we grade the trades and coaching decisions from the 2008 offseason through the 2013-14 regular season. Big Dave Watson and C-Dub, hosts of the BAWL! on Bulls podcast, join Matt Gentile to grade moves from the “golden” period of the GarPax era.

Grading GarPax Ep. 3 (Part 1) – 2008-2014

DRAFTS & FREE AGENCY – In part one, we grade the drafts and free agency moves from the 2008 offseason through the 2013-14 regular season. Big Dave Watson and C-Dub, hosts of the BAWL! on Bulls podcast, join Matt Gentile to grade moves from the “golden” period of the GarPax era.

Grading GarPax Ep. 2 (Part 2) – 2003-2008

TRADES & COACHING DECISIONS – In part two, we grade trades and coaching decisions from the 2003 offseason through the 2007-08 regular season. Legendary Bulls podcaster Doug Thonus and BullsHQ host Mark Karantzoulis join Matt Gentile to grade moves from the earliest portion of the GarPax era.

Grading GarPax Ep. 2 (Part 1) – 2003-2008

DRAFT & FREE AGENCY – In part one, we grade trades and coaching decisions from the 2003 offseason through the 2007-08 regular season. Legendary Bulls podcaster Doug Thonus and BullsHQ host Mark Karantzoulis join Matt Gentile to grade moves from the earliest portion of the GarPax era.

Grading GarPax Pt. 1 – An Overview

In the first part of our Grading GarPax series, Chicago sports historian Jack Silverstein joins to discuss the highs and lows throughout the 16-year reign of John Paxson and Gar Forman. He ponders if GarPax ever have a plan and what needs to change to get the Chicago Bulls into title contention.

Grading GarPax Ep. 1 – An Overview

In the first episode of our Grading GarPax series, Chicago sports historian Jack Silverstein joins to discuss the highs and lows throughout the 16-year reign of John Paxson and Gar Forman. He ponders if GarPax ever have a plan and what needs to change to get the Chicago Bulls into title contention.

Ep. 18 – Show Announcements & Kris Dunn Talk

Matt Gentile flies solo to announce a change to the show and the release of special series called “Grading GarPax,” which debuts Aug. 1. He also talks about what the Bulls need to do with Kris Dunn. Is it time to trade the former fifth overall pick?