Month: May 2019

Chicago Bullseye 429 – Interview with Chicago Icon David Kaplan

Chicago Legend David Kaplan makes his first appearance on the Chicago Bullseye. See Red Fred asks Kap for his reasons regarding the rampant negativity within the Bulls fan base. He also shares his story about the Scottie Pippen – Shawn Kemp trade of 1994, that David Kaplan imploded with his reporting. This “Pippen trade that didn’t happen” is the most underrated and under-reported story in Chicago Sports History. Kap’s actions had a massive impact on Bulls History.

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Chicago Bullseye 428 – Lottery Thoughts

See Red Fred provides his post-lottery thoughts and hope for moving forward. In Part 2, See Red Fred interview Paul Conner @paulconner of Bulls Twitter, and they discuss a wide variety of Bulls topics. This is the first segment of “Fixtures of Bulls Twitter”, where SRF interviews shining lights of Bulls Twitter.

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Bulls Podcast #35

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast 35 with Marcus Couch, Wyse Black and Kenyatta Wright and we’ve got our NBA Lottery Results Roundtable and the current “State of the Bulls Fan”.
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from BullsPodcast.com. This is where we bring you the latest news, reviews, rants, rumors and opinions on the players, coaches and front office of the Chicago Bulls.
And we’ve chosen our most frequent guest to drown our sorrows with. It’s Friend of the Show – Kenyatta Wright. He’s a columnist for Hypefresh.co and administrator of the Bullseye Facebook group. Kenyatta, Welcome once again to the show!
We’ve got several topics for this episode. Including:

NBA Lottery Results Roundtable
State of the Bulls Fan right now

NBA Draft Lottery Breakdown
In a somehow unrealistic turn of events, the Chicago Bulls fell 3 slots in the NBA Draft Lottery and will receive the 7th pick in the draft for the 3rd year in a row.
John Paxson didn’t need to be talked off a ledge on Tuesday night.
There was no cursing from the Bulls vice president of basketball operations, no screams of conspiracy, not even an ounce of panic. Rather, Paxson was very calm just minutes after the 2019 NBA Draft lottery, in which the Bulls fell to No. 7 after finishing with the league’s fourth-worst record.
“First of all, it’s not catastrophic,’’ Paxson said. “It starts with what the league did last year in changing the odds. You look at what happened [Tuesday], I mean seven, eight and 11 jumped into the top four spots, and New York, who had the worst record ended up third. I think the league is probably pleased with why they went this route and how it turned out, but for us you always hope you get lucky, but again it wasn’t our turn to get lucky.
“I’m very convinced we will get another really good player at seven. We do our work, we’re going to try and find a guy that does what we like.’’
That’s not all they’re going to try, though.
For the first time in a while, the Bulls’ brain trust will keep a very open mind with this pick. That could mean trading it for a proven player, specifically a point guard.
In the past, the Bulls have been very confident in their scouting, so have relied on the best-available-player mentality.
The Sun-Times reported last month that one scenario the Bulls would explore, and had a dialogue about during the season, involves Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball.
The Lakers were one of the big winners in the lottery, moving up to No. 4, but Murray State point guard Ja Morant, expected to be picked second, will no longer be around to make Ball expendable. Giving the Lakers No. 4 and 7, however, does give them options, whether it’s packaging for a trade or building with youth around LeBron James.
Paxson wasn’t ruling out any scenario.
“I always talk about looking for the best available player, but we’re going to keep a real open mind with this pick in terms of going whatever direction it takes us,’’ Paxson said. “Whether it’s a fit, whether it’s best player, talk about possibly moving it for an established player if that makes sense, so there’s a lot of things we can do, and we’ll explore everything.’’
That’s not what Bulls fans wanted to hear, considering their dreams of Zion Williamson and the No. 1 pick were crushed quickly.  Now, a trade or free agency is basically the only path for a change at point guard, especially if the stock of Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland continues to rise.
Either way, the conversation about what to do with this consolation prize of pick #7 will be a continual debate for Bulls fans from now until draft day on June 20th.
 
State of the Bulls Fan:
Let’s face it. It’s really tough to be a Bulls Fan these days. Coming off a horrible 20 win season, the Chicago Bulls could not cash in with all the efforts of the tanking that we had to e…

Chicago Bullseye 427 – Top Draft Prospect Review Part 2 with Keith Frantz

Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the Chicago Bullseye to make the case for Darius Garland. See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews.

1:00 Darius Garland
5:40 Ja and LaVine
10:20 Coby White
16:08 Kris Dunn Island

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Chicago Bullseye 427 – Top Draft Prospect Review Part 1 with Tim Gallagher

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Chicago Bullseye to offer his thoughts on his top NBA prospects. See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews.

1:00 Tim’s review of the NCAA Tournament
2:50 Thoughts on Chris Beard Texas, Tech Coach
5:22 De’Andre Hunter
6:48 Carsen Edwards of Purdue & Players Outside Tim’s Top 5
10:15 Colby White
11:07 Brandon Clarke
12:30 Cam Johnson
13:19 Zion
15:57 Ja Morant
18:35 RJ Barrett
20:50 Culver
25:00 Finals Thoughts on the Prospects

Bulls Podcast #34

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast #34 and we’ve got an NBA Draft Lottery Preview, Our Picks to Replace Robin Lopez, Jim Boylen signs an extension, but is he really our best option? and Our NBA Playoff Picks and Playoff Lessons We’ve Learned so far.
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from BullsPodcast.com. This is where we bring you the latest news, reviews, rants, rumors and opinions on the players, coaches and front office of the Chicago Bulls.
We’ve got a lot in store for you this episode. Including:

NBA Lottery Preview
Who will replace Robin Lopez? Our Picks
Jim Boylen signs an extension, but is he really our best option?
NBA Playoff Picks and Playoff Lessons Learned so far.

Come TANK with us!
This was a very prominent week in Chicago Bulls History

* 30 years ago, Michael Jordan hit “The Shot” over Craig Ehlo in Cleveland.
* 25 years ago this week, Pippen Sits Down as Kukoc Stands Tall in Game 3, 1994 Eastern Conference Semifinals
* 8 Years ago this week, Taj Gibson Dunks on Wade in Game 1, 2011 Eastern Conference Finals
After this dunk Taj Gibson was trending worldwide on Twitter, and with good reason. Gibson went up, over and through Dwyane Wade in what was the rudest dunk of 2011
* 8 Years ago this week, Derrick Rose was named as the youngest MVP in NBA history.

In celebration of episode #34, there are many Bulls players that have worn #34.
Charles Oakley, Stacey King, Bill Wennington, Mike Dunleavy and Wendell Carter Jr.
NBA DRAFT LOTTERY
We’re less than a week away from the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery. There are a lot of scenarios that can take place once the ping pong balls start flying on Tuesday May 14th. Ideally we want either the #1 or #2 pick to validate the reason behind our tanking efforts over the season. Horace Grant will be the Bulls representative in the 2019 NBA Lottery.
Let’s go over some of the scenarios that could happen, depending on if the ball bounces our way in the early selections of the draft.
Getting the #1 Overall Pick
Obviously this would be the ideal goal that would make tanking the last 3 seasons pay off. Getting the #1 pick would bring Zion Williamson to the Bulls, immediately changing the franchise. Getting Zion would elevate the Bulls to an immediate contender and probably propel the Bulls to return to the national spotlight when it comes to national TV schedules for years to come.
There is also the option that the Bulls would be able to trade DOWN to the #2 pick and deal away Zion for a prominent Veteran in exchange for the #2 pick and hopefully someone to take Felicio off our books to boot.
Getting the #2 Overall Pick
If the Bulls end up with the #2 pick, we would have the self-proclaimed “Point God” Ja Morant on the roster, fulfilling our desperate need for a quality point guard that can both score and dish out dimes at will.
Getting Picks 3-4
Here’s where it gets interesting. If we get the #3 pick, there is still an opportunity to get Ja Morant, depending on what teams get in with the first two picks. There is an off-chance that Morant would still be on the board if RJ Barrett fits the need of whoever gets the #2 pick.
If we get the #4 pick, it’s likely that we will pick up Jarrett Culver, the Shooting Guard from Texas Tech. Culver averaged 20.5 PTS, 7.1 REB, 4.1 AST, 0.6 BLK and 0.6 steals in his sophomore season.
Dropping in the Lottery (Pick #5 and lower)
If the Bulls fall to #5, it’s likely that we’ll grab either Cam Reddish, Small Forward from Duke, or Darius Garland, the Point Guard from Vanderbilt.
Anything past the #5 pick should be considered a trade piece. There are no more significant Point Guards worth noting beyond the #5 pick. The only other option that might be around in picks 5 or 6 would be De’Andre Hunter, small forward from Virginia or Coby White,