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The Big Red Bus #10 – Trade for Kawhi or Keep the Pick?

See Red Fred @cbefred and Podcasting legend Doug Thonus @doug_thonus start off the show answering the big question:  If the Bulls win the lottery, would you trade that pick for Kawhi Leonard?

Chicago Bullseye 383 – Bulls Horns Up or Bulls Horns Down

See Red Fred @cbefred and Keith Frantz @BullScripted run through the roster and rank each Bull positively or negatively, Bulls Horns Up or Bulls Horns Down.  They also debate whether or not the Bulls should explore a trade for Kawhi.

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Chicago Bullseye 382 – Playoff Predictions with Tim Gallagher

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Chicago Bullseye to provide his Playoff Predictions.  (Recorded Friday, April 13, 2018).  Tim has been stunningly accurate in his past predictions.  See Red Fred @cbefred moderates and provides his prediction for a new NBA champion.

 

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The Big Red Bus #9 – Running on an Empty Tank

See Red Fred @cbefred & Podcasting Legend Doug Thonus @doug_thonus discuss a variety of topics on the Beloved Bulls:

  • All possible options on the Tank
  • West Playoff Picture
  • What Should Have the Bulls Done Differently
  • Portis Contract
  • The 2 Bulls Who Disappointed & the Top 2 Bulls Who Positively Surprised

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Chicago Bullseye 380 – Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher Talks Tournament & Tanking

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher Joins the Chicago Bullseye to discuss the NCAA Tournament and his take on the top 10 Prospects.  See Red Fred moderates.

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Chicago Bullseye 379 – Bulls Draft Position Analysis & LaVine’s Future

See Red Fred @cbefred & Keith Frantz @BullScripted discuss the improving chances for a better draft position, the NCAA Tournament and the prospects still playing, & Zach Lavine’s Future.  How much would you sign him for?

Recorded on Sunday 3.25.18.  Email the show:  ChicagoBullseye@gmail.com

The Big Red Bus #8 – Ramblin’ Around The LaVine Options

See Red Fred @cbefred & Bulls Podcasting Legend @doug_thonus discuss the Bulls tie-in to the Loyola Ramblers, Cam Payne, and how much should the Bulls should pay to sign David Nwaba.  Doug provides an extensive overview of the only teams that could potentially offer a max deal for LaVine, and the show ends with an extensive conversation on how much the Bulls should offer Zach LaVine.

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Big Red Bus #5 – The Big Red Mailbag

See Red Fred @cbefred & the Great One Doug Thonus @Doug_Thonus open up their Big Red Mailbag of Listener Questions.  Doug also breaks down the Bulls cap situation for the next 2 years, and they briefly discuss the incredible performance of Lauri Markkanen in the skills competition.

Big Red Bus #4 – The Big Red Tank

See Red Fred @cbefred & Doug Thonus @Doug_Thonus discuss the win vs. the Timberwolves, and the loss vs. the Wizards.   The Bulls inaction at the trade deadline is also discussed, along with the set of tweets between Doug and legendary writer Stephen Noh @StephNoh.

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Chicago Bullseye 376 – TWolves & Wizards, Oh My Oh My

Chicago Bullseye 376 – TWolves & Wizards, Oh My Oh My

Special Guest Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the show to discuss the Bulls win vs. Timberwolves & the Bulls loss vs. the Wizards. Keith also provides his analysis of Draft Prospects likely to be available with the Pelicans pick.  See Red Fred moderates.

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Chicago Bullseye 375 – The Trade Deadline Approaches

Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the show to discuss the downward turn for the Beloved Bulls, and the growing strength of the Tank.  The Niko trade is also revisited, and potential destinations for the remaining Bulls are contemplated.

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Chicago Bullseye 374 – Bye Bye Mr. Montenegrin Pie

The Original Bullseye Boys (See Red Fred & Mark) are back to discuss the trade of Niko Mirotic.   They discuss the Pelicans playoff-lottery chances and the career of Niko in a Bulls uniform.  At the end of the podcast, the Clippers-Pistons trade of Blake Griffin

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Chicago Bullseye 373 – Tanks for the Memories!

The Tank is Back!  In part 1 of the episode, Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the show to discuss the current state of the Beloved Bulls, and the downward turn giving hope to tankers everywhere.  In Part 2, Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Bullseye to discuss the Cousins Injury, the declining Cavs, and the All-Star Game Rosters.

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Chicago Bullseye 372 – Bulls Cool Off the Heat

The Bulls continue their winning ways with a victory over the Red Hot Heat.  Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the show to discuss the victory, Golden State’s upcoming visit, and the precarious status of the tank.

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Chicago Bullseye 371 – Interview with the Eminent Mitch from the Bulls Show

Podcast Icon Sharone Mitchell Jr aka Mitch from the Bulls Show @SharoneILJP joins the Bullseye for a wide-ranging interview.  Recorded on Saturday Morning 1.13.18 before the victory over the Pistons and the debut of Zach LaVine,

Topics Discussed: Mitch’s Background and his Favorite Bull of All-Time – (1:45) * Ben Gordon – (3:09) * Lauri Markkanen – (6:00) * Can the Bulls win a Title with the LaVine-Dunn-Markkanen core win a Title in 3-4 years – (8:00) * What do you think of Kris Dunn? – (11:27) * The Jimmy Butler Trade – (13:01) * Comparing the Jimmy Trade to Paul George Trade – (16:00) * Irving vs. Thomas – (26:00) * Jimmy Butler – (29:00) * Dwayne Wade – (35:00) * Thibs – (40:00)

Chicago Bullseye 370 – Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher Joins the Bullseye

Recorded on Friday 12.5.18 after the Toronto loss, before the win at Dallas.  Topics Discussed: (1:45) How do you feel about the downward turn of the team? * (4:00) Adjusting to Conditions on the Ground * (6:00) Niko Potential Destinations * (7:15) Should we Even Trade Niko? * (11:45) The Tanking Teams * (15:00) Trae Young * (17:00) Where is Young Going to be Drafted * (18:30) Bridges and Jackson * (21:00) Markus Howard from Marquette Scores 52 * (22:00) Dick Enberg Passes On * (26:00) Eddie Einhorn

See Red Fred Moderates.  Follow Fred on Twitter: @cbefred

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Chicago Bullseye 369 – The Return of Bulls Podcasting Legend Doug Thonus

This special episode of the Chicago Bullseye includes an interview with Bulls Podcasting Legend Doug Thonus @dougthonus, moderated by See Red Fred @cbefred.

Doug’s Reason for a Self-Imposed Exile from Podcasting (2:00) * Doug’s Take on Lauri Markkanen (4:08) * Doug’s Take on Kris Dunn (8:26) * Doug’s Take on Zach Lavine (13:15) * Can Markkanen-Dunn-LaVine win a Title? (16:00) * Who is Getting Paid? (19:00) * Defending PaxGar (22:30) * Drafting Teague (26:40) * The McDermott Mistake (29:00) * The Firing of Coach Tom (31:00) * Fred Hoiberg (33:00) * How Much Longer is the LBJ Reign? (36:00) * How Much Longer is the Golden State Reign? (48:00) * The Potential Draft Picks (52:00)

 

Chicago Bullseye 368 – The Tank is on Fire

Recorded Phone Conversation with Keith Frantz @BullScripted & See Red Fred @cbefred on Saturday, December 30th, 2017.    The continued stellar play of the Beloved Bull is discussed, along with the timeless question, “To Tank or Not to Tank”.

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Chicago Bullseye 367 – The Streak Ends with Cavalier Disregard

Two-Part Episode Discussing the end of the Bulls streak.   In Part 1, See Red Fred @cbefred and Mark discuss the current state of the team, Mark’s intense scouting of DeAndre Ayton, and the future plans.  In part 2 (24 min mark), Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the Bullseye to provide his views on the streak ending, and to discuss likely destinations for Niko Mirotic.

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Chicago Bullseye 366 – We’re Going Streaking!

Two interviews in one Bullseye Podcast!  The first 35 minutes includes an interview with Basketball Historian Tim Gallager.   Recorded on Friday just before the victory vs. the Bucks, Tim discusses the winning streak, the Rockets & Warriors, and the 40th Anniversary of the University of Evansville Plane Crash.

Recorded after the Bucks win, Keith Frantz @BullScripted discusses the 5-game winning streak in Pt. 2.  A winning vs tanking debate occurs.

See Red Fred moderates both interviews.

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Chicago Bullseye 365 – Quarterly Grades for the Bulls

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Chicago Bullseye to provide his quarterly grades for each player on the Bulls roster.    Tim also provides his answer to the question, “Is Ben Wallace a Hall of Famer?”

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Chicago Bullseye 363 – Interview with Paul Steeno of Blog a Bull

Paul Steeno of www.BlogaBull.com joins the Bullseye to share with listeners his Bulls fan history, his “Go Forward” List, the Niko-Bobby drama, the Butler trade, Coach Hoiberg, firing GarPax, and next  year’s draft class.

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Chicago Bullseye 362 – The Bulls Quarterly Report

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Chicago Bullseye to provide his Bulls Quarterly Report.  The  Q1 MVP, Most Improved, and Most Disappointing Bulls are identified.  Tim also provides his insights on the larger NBA, discussing his East & West MVP’s, a potential Derrick Rose retirement, and other NBA topics.

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Chicago Bullseye 360 – The 2018 Top 5 NBA Draft Picks

This is a Two-Part Episode, moderated by See Red Fred!  In Part One, Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the show to discuss the Bulls victory over Charlotte and his analysis of the likely Top 5 picks in the 2018 NBA draft.  In part 2, (approximately 30 minutes in) NBA Analytics Expert Grant Goodstein @grantgoodstein & Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher @timgall13 give their thoughts on the likely top 5 picks.  Grant also discusses his meeting with Sam Hinkie & provides some advanced analytics on Denzel Valentine.

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Keith Frantz @BullScripted

Grant Goodstein @grantgoodstein

Tim Gallagher @timgall13

1
<strong>Dallas</strong> Dallas
6-10
215
SF
Missouri
Fr.
2
<strong>Atlanta</strong> Atlanta
7-0
260
C
Arizona
Fr.
3
<strong>Chicago</strong> Chicago
6-11
235
PF
Duke
Fr.
4
<strong>Sacramento</strong> Sacramento
6-7
220
SG/SF
Slovenia
Intl.
5
<strong>Phoenix</strong> Phoenix
7-0
220
C
Texas
Fr.

Chicago Bullseye 359 – Trading Lopez and Other Bulls Topics

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Bullseye to discuss trading Robin Lopez in order to guarantee a full tank.  The early disappointing performances of Zipser, Felicio, and Grant are also discussed.  The show ends with a chat on the biggest NBA surprises, and the struggles of Lonzo Ball.  See Red Fred hosts.

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Bullseye RTOB (Random Thoughts of Brilliance)

Tankapalooza

http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/depth-charts/nba.aspx

The Bulls tank effort is now set up perfectly.  One of the keys to a competitive team is good interior defense.  You need at least  2 guys to clean up the mess when there are the inevitable perimeter breakdowns.  The Bulls have 1 quality interior defender in Robin Lopez.   Every other big man is average at best (Felicio), or a disaster at worst (Niko, Portis, Markkanen).   Overall, I see only 2 above average defenders on the entire roster (Dunn, Lopez).  This team should allow a ton of points, and position itself for a top 4 pick with relative ease. – See Red Fred @cbefred

People haven’t really talked about how bad Atlanta is going to be. I don’t really see a whole lot of absolutely terrible teams. Probably Atlanta and Brooklyn. Maybe the Knicks and Bulls. Will the Lakers and Phoenix still be bad? – Riv Man @flyriv

Niko’s Market

I consider Ersan Ilyasova (1 yr, 6 mil) and Jonas Jerebko (2 yrs, 8.2 mil) to be similar to Mirotic, and they both signed deals yesterday. This should help to set Niko’s market. Of course, Mirotic has the advantage of being 4 years younger than those two (26 vs. 30). So I think a fair deal would be something similar to what Felico got (4 years, 32 mil). I would not go higher than that.

Mirotic also has the option of signing the 1-year qualifying offer of 7.2 mil and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer. – Riv Man

Portland’s Bad Tax Situation

Portland has an underrated baaaad salary situation. They’re not an elite team but they’re 2nd in luxury tax:  “Six teams are in the luxury tax including both Golden State and Cleveland. The six teams have combined for an NBA record of $175M in tax penalties. 1. Cleveland ($71.8M) 2. Portland ($48.3M) 3. Golden State ($27.8M) 4. Oklahoma City ($14.1M) 5. Washington ($10.7M) 6. Milwaukee ($2.4M)”

The contracts for Crabbe and Turner are especially onerous. The Meyers Leonard contract isn’t great either. And they’ll need to pay Jusuf Nurkic next year. – Riv Man

Bulls Playoff History

Call me ignorant, but I didn’t realize how rare is was for the Bulls to not make the playoffs. Out of 51 seasons, the Bulls have been in the playoffs 35 times (68.6% of all seasons). The Bulls missed the playoffs in only 16 seasons (31.4% of all seasons). Tim Floyd’s teams account for a full 25% of the seasons when the Bulls didn’t make the playoffs (4, including the partial season when he was fired). But he is a victim of circumstances. Since Jordan, there have been 19 seasons, and the Bulls missed the playoffs in 8 of them (42.1%). It’s been an unusually bad time in franchise history. – Rick Oz

Another fun Bulls history fact: they have the 3rd most championships of all time with 6. Golden State, with 5, could be passing them in a couple of years. – Riv Man @flyriv

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NBA_champions#Results_by_teams

 

 

Chicago Bullseye 353 – Summer League Review

Tim Gallagher & Grant Goodstein @grantgoodstein discuss their time attending the Las Vegas Summer league games.  See Red Fred hosts.

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