Month: July 2019

Bulls Beat 2019-07-28

I discuss Anthony Davis calling Chicago the mecca of basketball, Dunn and Val vs open roster spots, Lauri vs LaVine in terms of who can make it to the all-star team and a whole lot about expectations for this season.


The Big Red Bus #26 – Ranking the Bulls in the East Part 2

Bulls Podcasting Legends See Red Fred @cbefred & the Great One Doug Thonus @doug_thonus discuss ranking the Bulls in the East.

The Big Red Bus #26 – Ranking the Bulls in the East Part 1

Bulls Podcasting Legends See Red Fred @cbefred & the Great One Doug Thonus @doug_thonus discuss the Bulls draft, free agency, and ranking the Bulls in the East.
The Big Red Bus: Ranking the Bulls in the East Part 1
2:40 Doug’s Thoughts on the Draft
6:10 The Disappearance of the Traditional Point Guard
9:14 Free Agency Review
13:00 Let’s Pretend Otto Porter Jr was an Unrestricted Free Agent
19:01 The Injury Problem for the Bulls
21:01 Where Do the Bulls Rank in the East

Bulls Beat – 2019-07-18

I discuss the Bulls injury situation, when it is time to fire GarPax, how the Bulls compare to the East as well as other rebuilding teams, and answer all of your other mailbag questions.

Chicago Bullseye 432 – The Bulls Draft, Free Agency, and Predicting Rotations

Chicago Bullseye 432 – The Draft, Summer League, and Predicting Rotations
See Red Fred @cbefred and Keith Frantz @bullscripted discuss the draft, the roster, and the free agency moves of the Bulls. They finish with a discussion with why adding Russell Westbrook would be a poor idea…recorded just before the Westbrook trade to Houston.
1:50 Drafting Coby White
3:24 Who should start at Point Guard?
12:00 Daniel Gafford
15:00 Thad Young
17:49 Satoransky
21:00 Luke Kornet
23:09 Ryan ArcIsSigned!
27:23 Rotations
31:00 Eastern Conference Playoff Teams
37:00 Say No to Westbrook

Bulls Beat #400 – Summer league, 2021, and 1st round picks

I discuss in detail the Bulls summer league games, expectations for rookies for this year, why 2021 isn’t as awful a thing as you think, and why having GMs with long term staying power has some advantages.

Bulls Podcast #39

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast 39 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. Westbrook to the Bulls – What would you offer? Jabari jabs at Boylen, Coaches Challenge Flag Impact and NBA Summer League Reactions.
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from 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:

Bulls Summer League Reactions
NBA introduces the Coaches Challenge Flag
Westbrook to the Bulls? What Would you offer?
Jabari Parker rips Boylen and the Bulls.

Bulls Summer League
The Bulls have entered Summer League in Las Vegas with mixed results thus far. The first game vs the Lakers Summer League team went well with great performances by rookies Coby White and Daniel Gafford. The Bulls won the game tonight vs Charlotte, bringing them to 2-2.

Coby White
Coby White has impressed a lot of people during summer league. He has a lot of improvement needed in a few areas, but overall seems like he will be a great point guard option for the Bulls down the road. He’s not starter material just yet, but he has that capability within him.
Coby had a well balanced 11 points, 5 assists and 7 rebound game vs Charlotte tonight.  Coby White has averaged 19 PPG with 40% FG% and 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.7 steals in 26.7 minutes per game. 
Daniel Gafford
Daniel Gafford has impressed so far and will be a fan favorite this year with those hustle plays and high flying dunks. He reminds me a lot of rookie Taj Gibson. I’m glad we didn’t sign Taj actually. We already have his younger clone right now. In tonight’s SL game vs Charlotte, he got 20 pts and 10 rebounds and some real nice effort and hustle, closing out the game with some key free throws for the win.
Gafford has averaged 11.7 PPG with 68% FG% and 8.7 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game. 
Chandler Hutchison
Hutch is on the SL team and has had mixed performances so far. Hutch has averaged 11.5 PPG with 29% FG% and 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.5 steals in 21.5 minutes per game.
Justin Simon
I’ve also been impressed with Justin Simon, a 6’5”, 205 lb guard from St. Johns. Simon has averaged 8.3 PPG with 50% FG% and 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 24 minutes per game.
Other Summer League Stuff Worth Noting:
Cameron Payne is the Summer League GOAT
Cam Payne is on fire for the Mavs. He hit 7 threes in a summer league game to close out with 36 points. A player high for Summer league so far. Guy’s been in the league like 5 years and still in Summer League? This is like playing against grade school kids on an 8 foot rim. Cam has averaged 20 PPG in 29 minutes per game and is all over ESPN as some sort of resurged hero to replace Doncic. Little do they all know..
Jaxson Hayes for Nola is pretty good. The 6’11” F/C is going to be one to watch in the NBA. He’s averaging 28 PPG on just 21 minutes per game.
Dylan Windler is the shooting beast we all thought he was. He’s putting up 15PPG for the Cavs.
Kevin Hervey for OKC is averaging a double double. It looks like this Texas G League standout may have a future on the OKC roster.
NBA Challenge Flag
Summer League is also the birthplace of the “Coaches Challenge Flag” to challenge referee calls. During the Bulls vs Hornets game, we saw this put into play and it actually overturned a called foul. This will be interesting to watch during the course of the regular season and could have a monumental impact on how pivotal games end.
If you haven’t subscribed to the Bulls Podcast Youtube channel, it’s something you need to do RIGHT NOW. You can just search for BULLS PODCAST, or go to and Subscribe.
Russell Westbrook on the Trading Floor

Bulls Podcast #38

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast 38 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. We’ve got free agent signings Thaddeus Young, Tomas Satoransky and Ryan Arcidiacono, Full NBA League-Wide Free Agency Rundown and our Reactions to the Bulls Franchise Breaking News.
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from 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:

Free Agent Signings from The Bulls: Young, Satoransky, Arcidiacono, Kornet
Our NBA Free Agency Rundown
Franchise Inside News – Where are we REALLY?

Bulls Sign Thaddeus Young, Tomas Satoransky and Ryan Arcidiacono
Right out of the gate, Gar/Pax and the Front Office struck with an early Free Agency signing by announcing the acquisition of Pacers vet Thaddeus Young. This summer was never going to be a splashy one for the Chicago Bulls. They weren’t going for the headliner signings, trying to lure big names like KD, Kawhi or Kyrie to Chicago in some kind of quick-fix attempt to shoot the franchise back to championship credibility.
When the Bulls acquired Otto Porter Jr. before the February trade deadline, they essentially declared the former Washington Wizards forward their major summertime pickup, just getting somewhat of a jumpstart on things.
Fast forward to June 30 and the start of NBA free agency, with teams looking to make huge splashes. Chicago did bring in Thaddeus Young for 3 years at $41 million to give the frontcourt much-needed depth. Next, on Monday, the team agreed to a sign-and-trade with the Wizards for point guard Tomas Santoranksy worth $30 million over three years. That makes two solid pickups for a team in dire need of some positivity this summer. On top of that, today we completed the free agent trilogy with the Bulls announcing the return of Ryan Arcidiacono for 3 years at $9 Million. All these signing were for 3 years with varied options, but this is our roster going forward for the next few years. Then today we got word of the Bulls picking up 7”1’ backup center Luke Kornet from the Knicks.
Let’s go over each of these signings.
Thaddeus Young: 3 years $41 Million
Thad Young confirmed the announcement by Tweeting to the organization. With this kind of message, it’s clear that Thad Young knows he has his work cut out for him. He seems like he understands the situation and is ready to put in the work with himself and the rest of the team to bring a winning franchise back to the City of Chicago.
Let’s break down a few of his stats:
Young, who just turned 31 years old last week, finished his 3rd season with the Indiana Pacers and was an unrestricted free agent. He’s a forward who has historically played both the 3 and 4 spots, though in recent years in small-ball lineups has drifted more to the power forward position. A stretch option in this role was a definite need off the Bulls bench, and presumably Young will play behind both Otto Porter and Lauri Markkanen.
The shooting has improved for Young in his career but still isn’t truly ‘stretch-4’ level. He upped his attempts and percentages the last few years, but still wound up at roughly 2 attempts per 36 minutes, and hitting at under a 35% clip.
Defensively, Young is generally used to guard the larger PFs. But he can more than hold is own against fellow combo forward options like himself.
And perhaps most importantly, he looks to be reliable, missing only 2 games the past two seasons combined. Plus he looks to possess that ‘good guy’ quality that John Paxson claims to value.
Tomas Satoransky: 3 years $30 Million
We talked about Sato back in March on this podcast, and it must be true that Gar/Pax listen to the show, because they went out and signed one of the guys we’re had our eye on for a while.

Bulls Beat #399 – Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky

I discuss the Bulls pick ups of Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky as well as break down day 1 of free agency around the NBA and start trying to piece together what a rotation looks like for Chicago this season.