Doug Thonus

Bulls Beat #397 – Time to Tank

The tank is back on as the Bulls have fallen to the 3rd worst record in the NBA.  I discuss the firing of Fred Hoiberg and why this doesn’t really impact whether Gar/Pax should be fired.   I also run down every important player on the Bulls roster and give some brief thoughts of where they are including Lauri after one game back.

Bulls Beat #394 – Leaning LaVine

Zach LaVine and Bobby Portis were about the only thing that went well for the Bulls in their opener, but quite frankly, that’s ok.

Bulls Beat #393 – Jabari vs Felicio dump

The Bulls have signed Jabari Parker to a 2 year deal (2nd year team option) rather than pursuing assets with their salary space.  I discuss the deal and the deals that happened leading up to it.

Bulls Beat #391 – Free Agency Day 1

I discuss the first day of free agency and how it impacts the Bulls as well as laying down the plan for the Chicago Bulls for this year.

Bulls Beat #390 – Carter Jr and Hutchison it is

It wasn’t shocking, but it was good.  The Chicago Bulls did an excellent job in the 2018 draft bringing in two strong pieces for the future.

Bulls Beat #389 – How should the Bulls use that cap?

I discuss how the Bulls should use their cap space this summer, some possible trade ups based on rumors on the internet, and the hot stories around the Chicago Bulls this past week.

Bulls Beat #387 – And then there were four

As the Bulls dropped from 6 to 7, I see four possibilities that the Bulls may draft and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each selection.

Bulls Beat #386 – No more tanking

I discuss the Bulls draft position, why future tanking probably isn’t a meaningful strategy, the intrigue around several playoff matchups, and free agency both this season and next.

Bulls Beat #384 – Race for 6th

The Bulls are still in the running for 6th or better in the draft.  I discuss how they can get there.   I also discuss the perils of bidding early in free agency given the lack of money available and hope they wait to make offers to LaVine and Nwaba.

Bulls Beat #383 – Picks, Injuries, and Off season moves

I give the Bulls pick update as well as discuss the recent Bulls injuries and whether or not we are watching fool’s gold play out in front of us or whether these guys have legitimate value in the league.

Bulls Beat #382 – Bulls warned

The NBA shows it cares more about perception than reality with warning of the Bulls for tanking.  I discuss this, free agency, and the current Bulls draft pick status on this edition of the Bulls Beat.

Bulls Beat #381 – Tanking is overrated

I discuss why even though it would be great to have a better pick, it’s even better that the Bulls simply have more talent.  Rate the front office and discuss the wildly under appreciated Bobby Portis.

Tanks for nothing Orlando

The Orlando Magic out tank the Bulls, a trend likely to continue into the future without a mandate from management to bench some players.  I discuss this and the Bulls 2019 future FA targets.

Bulls Beat #379 – Deadline dud?

The Chicago Bulls made just minor moves at the deadline and kept Robin Lopez which puts the tank in jeopardy.  I also discuss Zach LaVine’s tremendous game against the Timberwolves and how I see the rest of the season playing out.

 

Bulls Beat #378 – So Long and Thanks for all the 3s

The Bulls have traded Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans, I break down the trades, the Bulls tanking position, future trade possibilities, and Zach LaVine’s contract extension.

Bulls Beat #377 – Tank on

Without Kris Dunn, the Bulls have gone 0-3 and are likely to pile up more losses going forward.   Zach LaVine has played poorly, and Niko Mirotic will likely be gone soon things could remain ugly the rest of the year.   Check out the Bulls Beat on Itunes or via RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BullsBeatPodcastsChicagoBullseye

Bulls Beat #376 – No Defense

LaVine’s defense slows the Bulls against the Warriors.  Kris Dunn is in the concussion protocol, and the Bulls may have changed their minds about what to do with their cap room.   Also, just as a heads up, I realize the audio quality of the show is not where it needs to be.  I’m hoping to get some new equipment in the next couple weeks to help out with that.   Also, correction, it was Brian Windhurst not Adrian Wojarnowski reporting the Bulls may use cap room to take on salary in exchange for picks.

The Big Red Bus #1 – The Initial Drive

See Red Fred and Doug Thonus join forces in this new podcast discussing the Chicago Bulls.  In the initial episode we discuss our impressions of Zach LaVine, playoffs vs tank, what to do with the Bulls cap space, and much much more.

Bulls Beat #375 – Return of LaVine

I discuss the return of Zack LaVine, whether the Bulls should start aiming for the playoffs, and readjust my evaluation of Lauri and Dunn’s ceilings.