Month: June 2019

Chicago Bullseye 431 – Interview with Kevin “Bulldog” Anderson discussing the Bulls Draft

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the sagacious Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago regarding the Bulls draft and potential free agent targets.

2:29 See Red Fred’s Mental Breakdown During the Draft
4:30 Zach LaVine is Undervalued & Tampering Galore
7:30 Lonzo Ball doesn’t fit with Zach LaVine
15:50 Coby White Draft Pick
20:20 Daniel Gafford
23:23 Options at the 4
25:00 Beverley and Brogdon Contract Options
32:00 Corey Joseph
36:16 See Red Fred vs. Bulls Outsider Matt Peck

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Bulls Podcast #37

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast 37 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. We’ve got NBA Draft pick reactions and evaluations for Bulls picks Coby White and Daniel Gafford, plus a preview of Free Agents for the Bulls to target going forward.
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 several topics for this episode. Including:
NBA Draft Reactions
Free Agent Prospects and Targets Going Forward
All season long we have urged you to embrace the tank! Was it worth it? We’ll be right back after this quick time-out to find out!
NBA DRAFT REACTION
After a feverish amount of trades with Atlanta, Phoenix, New Orleans and of course, the blockbuster AD trade to the Lakers, the Bulls decided to sit this one out and made no trades prior to the 7th pick
Even before the draft, on social media the opinions were flying early and often regarding who the Bulls should pick, and even polls on if the Bulls would get it right concerning their own draft performance. Waddle & Silvy’s poll asking that very question resulted in an astounding 83% voting that the Bulls would screw it up.
In the end, The Bulls selected Coby White as their 7th pick. And we’ve got reactions and possibly a rant about this particular choice and what it does to our lineup with the Bulls.
He averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists as a freshman for the Tar Heels.
Obviously, drafting North Carolina’s Coby White means that the Bulls are going to try and pick up the pace in the offense. Coby is as fast as they come in Point Guards. We’re talking Derrick Rose level speed. He doesn’t have quite the shot, but he can dish it out to Zach, Lauri, Otto and WCJ with a quickness, so let’s see what this gets us.
Personally I was open to seeing the Bulls draft Cam Reddish, but I can understand why they went for a point guard of the future in this year’s draft. Reddish actually slipped down to the Number #10 pick by the Atlanta Hawks. One could have made an argument that Reddish was the better pick. Some may have even argued Doumbouya. But, when you take everything into consideration, White was the correct pick for the current state of the franchise.
Wendell Carter Jr was actually present at the draft and personally welcomed Coby White to the Bulls Family on nationwide TV. We’re looking forward to becoming Coby White fans over the next few years as well.
In the second round, Chicago selected Daniel Gafford from Arkansas at no. 38 overall. It was not necessarily a flashy pick, but one which the Bulls can utilize almost immediately. He’s a 6-foot-11 big man with a defensive tenacity matched by few. Gafford comes out of the University of Arkansas after earning First Team All SEC this past season, as well as making the SEC All Defensive Team in both of his seasons with the Razorbacks.
Like our last Arkansas pick, Bobby Portis, Gafford is a long, high-energy big man who produced strong numbers in his final year at Arkansas. In fact, the numbers are eerily similar. Take a look at their final seasons with the team:
Portis: 17.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 96.9 DEF Rating
Gafford: 16.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 95.7 DEF Rating
The points and rebounds are almost identical, but Gafford blocked more shots than Portis did in his final season.
Another aspect which Gafford has Portis beat is straight-up field goal percentage. Last year, Gafford shot 66.0 percent from the field. In Portis’ final year with the Razorbacks, he shot 53.6 percent.
Now, the one area which Gafford does not compare to Portis is from beyond the arc. In today’s NBA, it certainly helps to have some range as a big man. Gafford has zero outside shot, while Portis has developed his even more as a pro.

Bulls Beat #398 – Draft Recap and FA preview

I break down Coby White, Daniel Gafford, free agent prospects and give you the trade proposal that you’ll hate and stop listening to forever after you hear.

 

Bulls Podcast #36

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast #36 with Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. We’ve got Patrick Beverley leaning toward Chicago, Bulls Sign Roy Rogers, NBA Draft Workouts and 2nd Round Evaluations and NBA Free Agent Rumors.
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 several topics for this episode. Including:

Patrick Beverley Leaning Toward Chicago
Bulls sign Houston Assistant Coach Roy Rogers
NBA Draft Workout and Combine Report
Free Agent Rumors from Around The League

Patrick Beverley to the Bulls?
We’ve talked about our admiration for Patrick Beverley from the LA Clippers. Even on our earliest shows utilizing the ESPN Trade Machine, Chicago native Patrick Beverley has always been on our radar.
Last week, I noticed on Twitter that there was a Chicago fan that made a brief 20-second video asking Patrick to come home to Chicago and join our young core. Patrick responded by saying “That’s Real” in terms of the emotions displayed by the fan.
So as your Bulls Podcast co-host, I decided to take matters into my own hands and take it up to the next level myself.
I tweeted “Hey @patbev21, as the @bullspodcast co-host, and SoCal resident, I will personally pay for and drive your moving truck from LA to Chicago if you sign with the #Bulls. #SigningBonus #ComeHome” I also included the gif of a classic moment in Chicago where Scottie Pippen pointed at his Air Jordans and did the finger gesture to “come here” in reference to Jordan’s comeback to Chicago.
He responded with 4 sets of “Bug Eyes” as if he was sort of shocked at a fan saying something like that. And I can tell you, with gas at almost $5 a gallon here in California, it wouldn’t be cheap for me to gas up the moving truck and head 2000 miles East to the Windy City!
Not only did he respond, but hundreds of other Bulls fans responded to that retweet asking him to come to Chicago as well. There were also a number of LA Clippers fans that were stunned at the revelation that Beverley might be considering jumping to the Bulls.
I even had some actor threaten that he would try and hijack the truck and drive it back to Chicago. I had a fun laugh at that one.. Like I wouldn’t be fully strapped up riding 2000 miles? Actors somehow think they do things on screen and it translates to real life? Twitter commenters sometimes don’t think.
Then with the news of the Bulls signing Houston Rockets assistant Roy Rogers, Patrick AGAIN tweeted out a set of bug eyes and said “Coach Roy signs with the Bulls, I see you coach” in reference to his old assistant coach in Houston that he previously played under.
He’s currently in Chicago right now as of the time of this recording. His agent Kevin Bradbury also lives in Chicago. Now if these things are not signs that Patrick Beverley wants to be in a Bulls uniform, I don’t know what is. We may find PatBev in a Bulls uniform sooner than we think, and I might have to get my driving snacks ready for a long drive eastward. But hey, that’s what being a Chicago born and raised Bulls fan is all about.
This is complicated by of all things, Kevin Durant. If Durant bails on Golden State and decides to show up Lebron in his own city and building to join Patrick Beverley and the Clippers, this whole scenario is out the window.
Bulls sign Houston Assistant Coach Roy Rogers
The Bulls have made some headlines in the coaching staff department, hiring longtime Houston Rockets assistant Roy Rogers to back up Jim Boylen for the next 3 years. Rogers was a part of building the Rockets defense and had a big influence on Clint Capela’s development as a player. This is something that can definitely rub off on WCJ and Lauri as they continue to develop their skills,

Chicago Bullseye 430 – Interview with Sean Highkin

See Red Fred interviews the Glorious Wordsmith and NBA expert Sean Highkin. They discuss his time as a beat writer covering the Bulls and his current stop with the Blazers:

1:00 Sean Highkin 411
3:37 Blazer Fans
5:14 Highkin’s First Year in Chicago
6:00 The Fanbase Negativity
10:30 The Fall of Thibs
14:00 The 3 Alphas
21:50 Jimmy Butler
28:05 Wall or Felicio?
37:00 Draft Picks
38:19 Patrick Beverley
43:43 Ed Davis
45:11 Ed Davis or Rolo or Taj?
47:30 Favorite Player to Cover
49:34 Favorite Coach to Cover