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Chicago Bullseye 457 – The Blazers Loss, Lonzo’s History, and an Eye on the Bucks

See Red Fred interviews Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher about the Blazers Loss and witnessing Lonzo Ball play in high school. In part 2, Bucks’ expert Jeff Tyree is interviewed for our Eye on the Competition segment.

Chicago Bullseye 456 – Interview with the Amazing Gustavo of Bulls Twitter

In a new segment of the Chicago Bullseye, See Red Fred interviews the Amazing Gustavo, one of the many stars on Bulls Twitter.

Gustavo’s Start 1:25
Coby White 2:52
Extending Zach? 5:00
Lauri 6:00
Least and Favorite Bulls Player 7:00
Lonzo Ball 8:30
Coby for Ball? 9:20
Lauri for Ball? 9:45
Trading Thad or the Keep for the Playoffs? 11:23
Expectation met? 14:00
Shining Lights of Bulls Twitter 15:30
Denzel 17:00
Doug or MarkK? 24:00
Who bothers you on Bulls Twitter? 26:00

Chicago Bullseye 455 – Interview with Kevin Bulldog Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago

Chicago Bullseye 455 – Interview with Kevin Bulldog Anderson
See Red Fred interviews Kevin Bulldog Anderson about the Beloved Bulls. They discuss Zach LaVine, Coby White, and the future of Lauri Markkanen with the team.

00:16 The Fulfillment of Fred’s Prophecies
1:41 Why Doesn’t the Fanbase Love Zach LaVine
7:40 Should the Bulls Trade Zach or Give him a Max
10:00 Zach and Dallas
12:17 In Defense of Coby White
20:30 What do we do with Lauri?
26:45 Do we trade the Vets?

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Chicago Bullseye 454 – An Interview with Legendary Sportscaster Mark Schanowski

See Red Fred interviews legendary sportscaster Mark Schanowski. They discuss a variety of topics about his history covering the team and the current iteration of the Red Leviathan.

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1:00 The Mark Schanowski 411
3:30 Kareem leaves Milwaukee & Superstars Departing
13:42 Experiences Covering the Team
15:30 Will the Bulls Make the Playoffs?
17:30 Should the Bulls Keep the Vets and Make a Playoff Run?
19:00 Would you trade LaVine?
21:00 If Lauri get 20 million per year, do you match?
24:45 Coby White
25:75 Patrick Williams

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Chicago Bullseye 453 – Bulldog is Back with his Top 5 Draft Prospects

See Red Fred interviews Bulldog Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago. He provides an overview of his top 5 prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft.

See Red Fred’s Call with Waddle and Silvy on 11/11 (0:01)
Kevin’s Top 5 NBA Prospects (5:00)
#5 Killian Hayes (7:00)
#4 Deni Avdija (8:45)
#3 James Wiseman (19:20)
#2 Anthony Edwards (23:00)
#1 LaMelo Ball (27:45)
Should the Bulls Extend Zach LaVine this offseason? (44:00)

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The Big Red Bus 32 – Deni A & Okanye Okongwu Breakdown

See Red Fred and Doug Thonus break down 2 of the top 10 NDA draft prospects:

Draft Prospect Analysis Avdija is an Israeli-Serbian professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the I1:30
Born: January 3, 2001 (age 19 years), Beit Zera, Israel
Height: 6′ 9″
Weight: 220 lbs
(1:30)

Onyeka Okongwu is a Nigerian-American basketball player. He played college basketball for the USC Trojans. Listed at 6 feet 9 inches and 245 pounds, he plays the power forward position. Okongwu was a four-year starter at Chino Hills High School in California, playing alongside Lonzo and LaMelo Ball. (12:30)
Born: December 11, 2000 (age 19 years), Los Angeles, CA
Height: 6′ 9″
Weight: 245 lbs
(12:30)

Billy Donovan & the mid-range Jumper (22:00)
Are we a Playoff team next season? (34:00)
Bulls Additions (36:00)

The Big Red Bus 31 – Billy Donovan is our Head Coach & the Devin Vassell Breakdown

The Big Red Bus 31 – Billy Donovan is our Coach & a Devin Vassell Breakdown

See Red Fred and the Great One Doug Thonus aka The Podfather break down the hiring of Billy Donovan.

THE BULLS HIRE BILLY DONOVAN! 1:00
Bradley Beal, future Bull? 15:00
The Current State of the Playoffs 22:30
Will this Title Be Tarnished? 25:45
Draft Prospect Analysis: Devin Vassell, SF, 6 ft, 7 inches, 194 lbs. 26:45
Draft Prospect Analysis: Cole Anthony, SG 6 ft 3 inches, 32:00
Would you trade for Paul George? 40:00

The Big Red Bus 30 – Isaac Okoro and The Butler Did It

The Big Red Bus #30 – See Red Fred @cbefred and the Podfather @doug_thonus take out the Big Red Bus for a lively discussion on a variety of Bulls-related topics. In this show:

Billy Donovan, Mike D and Experienced Coaches for the Bulls 1:30
Draft Prospect Analysis: Isaac Okoro, 6 ft 6 inches, 225 lbs, 19 years old from the University of Auburn (8:04)
Trading Back (12:00)
Do you like Okoro more or less than _____? (14:00)
Revisiting the Jimmy Butler Trade 19:00
Can you win a Title with Jimmy Butler as your Best Player?
Where is Jimmy Butler in relation to the rest of the League?

The Big Red Bus 29 – Will Giannis Jump on our Bus?

See Red Fred and the Podfather Doug Thonus discuss a variety of Bulls topics, most notably whether or not Giannis will jump on the Bus in 2021.

James Wiseman and the Evolution of the Center position 1:00
Tyrese Haliburton 5:00
Keep the Pick or Trade It? 12:10
Giannis on the Bulls 24:00
Coby White’s Last 10 Games
Bulls Free Agent Destination in 2021 29:00

The Big Red Bus #28 – Back on the Bus

See Red Fred and the Podfather Doug Thonus take the Big Red Bus out for a ride to discuss a variety of Bulls topics:

Ranking the Bulls Head Coaching Candidates: Nate McMillan, Ime Udoka, Adrian Griffin, Kenny Atkinson, Mark Jackson and others are discussed. 1:00

Would you trade LaVine, one of the other core 4, and the pick for Ben Simmons? 14:00

Who would you prefer to send to the Sixers in addition to Zach to complete the trade? 16:00

If you were the Sixers, which player would you prefer to trade to the Bulls, Embiid or Simmons?

For the next 2 seasons, which player would you prefer to have: LeBron, Kawhi, Luka, or Giannis? 24:00

Early Draft Talk 29:00

Obi Toppin 32:00

Age is a Factor 38:00

Chicago Bullseye 452 – Draft Talk with Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago

See Red Fred interviews NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer on a variety of topics, highlighted with his top 4 prospects in the upcoming NBA 2020 draft.

Rob 411 (1:00}
Bulls 2017 > Celtics 2017 (4:00)
Defending Thibs (6:30)
The Knicks Future (12:00)
Would you make the Butler Trade Again? (14:30)
Rob’s Top 2020 Draft Prospects (23:00}

Chicago Bullseye 451 – The Silvy Interview

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Chicago legend Silvy @waddleandsilvy (aka Marc Silverman), ½ of the ESPN 1000 iconic duo “Waddle & Silvy”. A variety of Bulls-centric topics are discussed in this interview guaranteed to please young and old alike.

1:00 What advice would you give to the youngsters listening in order to achieve broadcasting domination?
2:22 What are the memories that come to mind first when you sit back and recollect about your years covering the Bulls?
4:50 What member of the Bulls did you enjoy covering the most? The least? Silvy relates the story of his big break at WGN with the MJ Interview.
9:00 Were you as irritated about the fall-out after the last Dance against Michael as I was?
10:42 Noah-Rose-Taj-Butler…from 2007-2011, Does this represent the greatest GM run in the history of Chicago sports?
16:25 Rapid Fire Questions
• Would the Bulls have beat the Celtics in 2017 if Rondo didn’t get hurt?
• Knowing what you know now, would you still make the Butler trade?
• If Boylen is still head coach of the Bulls you will _____.
22:53 Silvy Strong

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Chicago Bullseye 450 – Tip-Off Number Two

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews NBC Sports Chicago’s Kevin Anderson @Kevin_NBC5 regarding a variety of NBA topics.

01:00 Will We Finish this Season?

8:00 Will the 2020 NBA Title Require an Asterisk?

14:40 The NBA Contenders

21:21 Who will win the 2020 NBA Championship?

23:49 Are the Bulls Missing the Bubble Detrimental to their Future?

29:52 Zach LaVine’s Growth

32:00 Lauri’s Regression

33:00 Wendell Carter Jr.

34:53 Coby White’s Development

Chicago Bullseye 449 – Interview with Bulls Dynasty Beat Writer Kent McDill

See Red Fred interviews Kent McDill @KMcDill, the only Bulls Beat Writer to cover all 6 Bulls Title Teams.

Kent McDill 411 2:25

Doug Collins vs. Phil Jackson 7:00

Why was Doug Collins Fired? 8:30

The Game 7 Loss to the Pistons in 1990 11:30

You were the only Beat Writer to cover all six championship teams. Which one of those teams did you feel was the best? What team represented the best competition? 13:30

What players/coaches did you enjoy the best relationship with / who did you enjoy interviewing? What players/coaches/FO were more problematic? 16:30

Do you feel the unfair coverage and speculation from the national media in 93 spurred MJ’s retirement? Or do you feel it would have happened no matter what? 27:30

Who changed the most in your time covering the Bulls: MJ, Scottie or Phil? 33:00

Why did the Krause-Phil relationship disintegrate? 36:40

I am going to name some players-Coaches-FO personnel…I’d you to briefly comment on these gentlemen, w/ the first characteristics-images-stories that come to your head: 38:00

Dennis Rodman
John Paxson
Bill Cartwright
Horace Grant
Toni Kukoc
Steve Kerr
Johnny Bach
Jerry Reinsdorf

Chicago Bullseye – “Last Dance” Roundtable Pregame

See Red Fred is joined by 3 generations of Bulls fans (Gabrielle Blackwell, Stuart Lazarus, Coach Colucci) in a pregame prep for Episode 9 & 10.

Topics:
1:00 What were the interesting revelations for you in Episodes 7 & 8?
8:15 What do you want to see in Episodes 9 & 10?
11:45 Better or Worse? Who do you feel better or worse about after viewing this Documentary? Jordan / Pippen / Coach Jackson / Krause

Chicago Bullseye 448 – The Darnell Mayberry Interview Part 1

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the great Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry of the Athletic in this wide-ranging interview. Part 2 can be found at BullsHQ. This interview includes the following topics:

What would you estimate the chances are for Jim Boylen to be back? What do you feel Jim did well in his time as coach? What do you feel he did poorly? A recently report stated some players defended him, while some key players blasted him. Who do you feel was his biggest fan? Who do you feel was not?

Rank the core 4 for me in terms of who do you feel are most integral to turning this around: LaVine-White-WCJ-Lauri. Knowing what you do about the new management team, who do you feel is most likely to be moved?

Chicago Bullseye 447 – The Battles of the Bulls, Pistons, and Knicks

See Red Fred Interview @cbefred interviews Coach Michael Colucci. Coach Colucci was a former Knicks fan with a unique perspective on the rivalries of the late 80’s and 90’s. A wide variety of topics are discussed about that era.

Chicago Bullseye – The Last Dance Roundtable

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews John Watson, Paul Conner, and James Kim in a Bulls Roundtable discussing “The Last Dance” Parts 1 & 2.

0:00 See Red Fred with Waddle & Silvy
5:00 What was your biggest surprise in episodes 1 & 2?
16:30 What do you want to see in future episodes?
27:00 Better or worse? Who did you feel better about after watching the doc? Who did you feel worse about?

Michael Jordan, the GOAT, is still Underrated

“I watched two Jordan playoff games on NBA TV last night — his 45-point evisceration of the ’90 Sixers (Game 4), and the night he rammed a stake into the hearts of the Bad Boy Pistons (Game 3 of the eventual 1991 sweep) — and came away wondering if Jordan was actually underrated. A strange takeaway from someone who already believed Jordan was the greatest basketball player ever, and that we’d never see anyone like him again. But that’s how I felt. When will I see the league’s best athlete, hardest worker, smartest player and most ruthless competitor in the same body again?” – Bill Simmons 9.12.2011

The countless debates I’ve had over the past 5 years with seemingly knowledgeable fans, who firmly believe Lebron is a better player than Michael Jordan, serves as my primary evidence for Jordan’s status as an underrated player. Most people 25 and under have no memory of watching Michael play in a Bulls uniform. Sports personalities like Nick Wright, born in Jordan’s rookie year of 1984, espouse moronic arguments on Lebron’s superiority. Nick doesn’t have real memories of Jordan at his apex, which were the years from 1987-1993. Many commentators do not remember 1987-88, when Michael averaged 35 points, 3.2 steals and 1.6 Blocks, all numbers LBJ never achieved. Few remember 1988-89, when Michael averaged 32.5 PPG, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

There’s one simple but significant difference between LBJ and Michael. Michael was ready to win titles in 1986, but his teammates were not. LBJ’s teammates were ready to win titles in 2011, but LeBron was not. James shrunk on the NBA’s greatest stage and was outplayed by Dirk and his inferior Dallas team. This fact cannot be erased or ignored. In 6 games vs the Mavericks in 2011, LBJ never led his team in scoring. Contrast that stat with Jordan, who was the highest scorer on the court for every game against the Suns (Barkley tied him with 42 once) in 1993, and for the majority of games he played in his Finals career.

Jordan was the greatest member of the Red Leviathan, who took the vast majority of often average teammates by the collar, and dragged them up mountains of achievement. Whenever the Bulls faced a moment of truth, all eyes turned to Michael. No player, LeBron included, had more weight on his shoulders. Even his greatest teammate, Pippen, couldn’t consistently step up against the feared Pistons teams until 1991. I don’t believe Scottie could have achieved his status as one of the best of all time without Michael providing cover and propulsion during Pippen’s formative years.

Michael never deferred, as Lebron did in the 2011 Finals. While succumbing to Dirk, LeBron deferred to Wade. He became insignificant on a national stage. And he did this over the course of a series, not just in one game. Everyone can point an occasional bad game, but the greatest will never fail over an entire series, and that never happened to Jordan.

Michael’s impact on our city is also underrated outside of basketball. There was a time when the most famous Chicagoan was the gangster Al Capone, according to many who remember our city before Michael’s arrival. Today, Jordan, Oprah, and President Obama are the names most often associated with Chicago, and we should all take solace in that fact.

It’s also hard for younger fans to comprehend the “loser” reputation Chicago once held in the world of major sports. None of our teams produced a champion from 1963 until 1985. Even the 85 Bears, undoubtedly great, left a sea of disappointment in their wake, with all of those legendary players failing to achieve another trip to the Super Bowl. There was still a palpable attitude that Chicago was nowhere near New York, Boston, or LA in terms of “winning sports towns”. Jordan took that albatross and smashed it forever. Chicago went from “second city” status to a metropolis synonymous with greatness within a few years, almost entirely due to the feats of Jordan.

LeBron is the second best I’ve ever seen. He’s a fantastic athlete, an incredible basketball player, and a good guy. But when it comes to ranking the best ever, it’s Michael Jordan and a Grand Canyon between one and two. There will never be another basketball player as great and life-changing as Michael Jordan. All attempts to describe his impact and importance on Chicago fall short. Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player and Chicago athlete of all-time, and as is the case in most debates, he’s somehow still underrated.

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Chicago Bullseye 446 – Interview with Bulls Outsider Big Dave Watson

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Bulls Outsider Big Dave Watson on a variety of topics.

0-4:20 See Red Fred on Waddle & Silvy 4.17.20
6:17 AK for the Sevens
8:57 Head Coach and General Manager
11:20 The top 3 Moves of Pax
17:50 Big Dave doesn’t like Scott Skiles
19:45 Rose over Beasley
21:21 Core Four Discussion
34:00 The Last Dance

Chicago Bullseye 445 – Arturasapalooza Part 2 with Coach Kamal Assaf

See Red Fred and Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher interview Coach Kamal Assaf, who has strong ties to the Denver Nuggets. Kamal played college basketball at UC-San Diego & Whittier College. He was Head Coach of La Jolla High School and won several CIF championships. He coached against Klay Thompson and Damian Lillard, among others.

1-4 Coach Assaf background
4:25 AK the Man
16 Roster Construction
18 Changes to the Game
21:40 JJ Polk
25 The Draft
30 Luka Doncic

Chicago Bullseye 445 – Arturasapalooza Part 1 w/ Stephen Noh

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the great Bulls Master of Prose Stephen Noh @StephNoh about Arturas Karnisovas. Topics discussed include:

AK History and Philosophy
Adrian Griffin
Fire GarPax and the Kevin Anderson Tweet
Will the Core 4 be back?
The Athletic
Bulls Free Agent Signings
Hinkie is a Bum
The players in Review
Lauri
Ranking the Core

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Chicago Bullseye 444 – Coby White and The Top 10 Scenes of Star Wars

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Bulldog Kevin Anderson @kevinAnderson for a discussion on the Bulls and his top-10 Star Wars Scenes. This latest episode of the Chicago Bullseye was recorded after 3 straight games of 30+ for the incredible Coby White.

Topics Include:
1:00 Should Coby White Start?
6:30 To tank or not to tank?
10:00 Are you angry about Pax moving upstairs?
12:30 The Roster
14:30 How much will Kris Dunn get paid?
21:00 Bulldog Kevin Anderson’s Top 10 Star Wars Scenes
29:00 What was your process for the Top 10
32:38 THE TOP 10 STAR WARS SCENES OF ALL-TIME

Chicago Bullseye 443 – Bulls and Star Wars Talk with Bulldog Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago

The show begins with an excerpt of See Red Fred’s visit with Kyle Long and David Kaplan on ESPN 1000 from the 2.6.2020 morning show. NBC Sports Chicago’s Kevin Anderson (@Kevin_NBC5) chats with See Red Fred about the Core 4 Bulls. At the 31 minute mark, Star Wars talk begins about the new movie. Kevin also ranks all the Star Wars films. Email the show at ChicagoBullseye@gmail.com

Bulls Podcast #53 – Artis Gilmore

Interview with Artis Gilmore
Early Life
Artis Gilmore was born in Chipley, Florida as one of 10 children. He was reared there, and attended Roulhac High School. Gilmore was 6’5′ at age 15. When public schools were integrated, he attended Chipley High School for one week before leaving home to attend Carver High School in Dothan, Alabama, a larger community 35 miles to the north. He graduated from Dothan’s Carver High School in 1967, at 6’10” as a Third Team All-American.
A star center during his two collegiate years at Jacksonville University, Gilmore led the Dolphins to the NCAA Division I championship game in 1970, where his team was beaten 80–69 by the UCLA Bruins. Gilmore remains the top player in rebounds per game in the history of NCAA Division I basketball.
Artis Gilmore followed five All-Star seasons with the Kentucky Colonels of the ABA by becoming the first overall pick in the 1976 ABA Dispersal draft, which dispersed the players in the ABA clubs, such as the Colonels, that did not join the NBA. During his career, Gilmore was an 11-time All-Star, the ABA Rookie of the Year, and an ABA MVP. Nicknamed “The A-Train”, the 7 ft 2 in Gilmore once played in 670 consecutive games.
Playing career 1971–1989
Position Center
Number 53
Career history
1971–1976 Kentucky Colonels
1976–1982  Chicago Bulls
1982–1987  San Antonio Spurs
1987  Chicago Bulls
1988  Boston Celtics
1988–1989  Arimo Bologna  (Italian League)
 
Career highlights and awards
ABA champion (1975)
ABA Playoffs Most Valuable Player (1975)
ABA Most Valuable Player (1972)
6× NBA All-Star (1978, 1979, 1981–1983, 1986)
5× ABA All-Star (1972–1976)
ABA All-Star Game MVP (1974)
5× All-ABA First Team (1972–1976)
4× ABA All-Defensive First Team (1973–1976)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1978)
ABA Rookie of the Year (1972)
ABA All-Rookie First Team (1972)
ABA All-Time Team
Consensus first-team All-American (1971)
Second-team All-American – AP, NABC, UPI (1970)
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 24,941 (18.8 ppg)
Rebounds 16,330 (12.3 rpg)
Assists 3,050 (2.3 apg)
Nicknames: (The A-Train, Late Sleeper)
Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Left
7-2, 240lb (218cm, 108kg)
Born: September 21, 1949 (Age: 70-106d) in Chipley, Florida
Colleges: Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University
Career Averages:
1,329 games
18.8 Pts
12.3 Reb
2.3 Assists
58.2% FG%
15% 3PT%
69.8% Free Throw %
eFG 58.2%
21.4 PER
 
Bulls Timeline

March 29, 1971: Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 7th round (117th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.
August 5, 1976: Drafted by the Chicago Bulls from the Kentucky Colonels in the dispersal draft.
July 22, 1982: Traded by the Chicago Bulls to the San Antonio Spurs for Dave Corzine, Mark Olberding and cash.
June 22, 1987: Traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Chicago Bulls for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Shelton Jones was later selected).
December 26, 1987: Waived by the Chicago Bulls.
January 8, 1988: Signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics.

Career Accomplishments
Most Defensive Rebounds in Professional Basketball history with 11,514. 
5th in Professional Basketball History in Overall rebounds 1 – Wilt Chamberlain (23924), 2 – Bill Russell (21,620), 3 – Moses Malone (17,834), 4 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (17,440) 5 – Artis Gilmore (16,330).
 
Bulls
When you get to the Bulls, you came back from San Antonio in the summer of 1987 in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick, and for a brief time you are on the court in Chicago with not only Michael Jordan but it was Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant’s rookie years together.

Bulls Podcast #52

It’s the Bulls Podcast #52 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black with guest Kenyatta Wright. We’ve got full Bulls vs Celtics Reaction, our State of the #Bulls, Trade Rumors and Game predictions for the coming week.
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 this week we pleased to present regular contributor Kenyatta Wright to the show.
We’ve got several topics for this episode. Including:

* Bulls vs Celtics Rundown
* Bulls Trade Rumors
* State of The Bulls
* Game predictions for the coming week

Bulls vs Celtics Post-Game
Tonight the Chicago Bulls took on the Boston Celtics in Boston and got blown out 1XX – XX.
The Bulls made it a game throughout most Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatom padded their lead the whole way through and the Bulls expectedly lost the game. In fact, 6 Celtics scored in double figures on our defense. We wouldn’t stop anyone tonight. And no wonder.. Lauri sat out most of the game.
Bulls Trade Rumors
Denzel Valentine
It may not be the move that propels this team in the right direction, but it’s clear that small forward Denzel Valentine needs to be traded before the deadline this season. It’s not entirely his fault, but both sides seem to want to move on.
Valentine played limited minutes this season despite the Bulls being thin at forward due to injuries. He was getting some playing time up until last week when Boylen reportedly told him he was out of the rotation.
It’s surely frustrating to get the news you won’t be playing regularly anymore, but Valentine clearly wanted more of an explanation than what he got from Boylen. He spoke to the media before Saturday’s game and said this about the situation [Via Chicago Sun-Times]:
“I’m definitely not happy about it. I’m a competitor. I want to play, I want to be productive, I want to help the team win. But that’s out of my control…[Boylen] kind of told me a couple of games ago that I was out of the rotation. He didn’t really say why.”
Valentine kind of trailed off after this and didn’t say more about Boylen’s conversation about his spot on the team. Even though Valentine didn’t go scorched Earth with the media on Saturday, it’s clear he’d rather play elsewhere.
The Bulls may not be able to get much in return for Valentine, but if they can get someone that would fit into the rotation it’d be an improvement. Even if it was just an end of the bench type of guy, it’d be a slightly better fit.
Acquire center Andre Drummond from Detroit
While Valentine may or may not be involved in this move, the Bulls could actually pull off a trade for center Andre Drummond. The center for the Detroit Pistons is a player who many were expecting more at this point in his career.
Despite Drummond playing in his eighth NBA season this year, he’s only 26 years old. He’s got a player option he could exercise for the 2020-2021 season, but he could be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
It would require a lot from the Bulls to acquire Drummond, but reports suggest that the Pistons are determined to trade him before the NBA trade deadline this season. The Bulls could make an offer as it appears several other teams have already.
It would be great if we could get Rose in the deal too…
Others on the Block: EVERYONE but Lauri, Zach and Coby.
State of the Bulls
At 14-27 there isn’t much to say about the Bulls except we need a new coach, a new lineup and a new Front Office. It’s a wonder this team has any fans left at all, but we’re still here, with hope in our hearts and prayers in our mind for the team to deliver us from mediocrity. Time will tell what this season turns out to be and what trades may happen in the next few months,

Bulls Podcast #51

It’s the Bulls Podcast #51 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. We’ve got full Bulls vs Pelicans Reaction, Our #Bulls 2020 Resolutions, Trade Rumors and Game predictions for the coming week.
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:

Bulls vs Pelicans Rundown
Bulls 2020 Resolutions
Game predictions for the coming week

#51 Bulls Players
And as you heard in the intro by none other than #51, Ryan Arcidiacono, it’s episode 51 of the Bulls podcast. (We’re stepping things up here in the new year Wyse!). Now we’re getting the actual players to get in on the episode numbers being their jersey numbers. And we will say this is just kind of a teaser by mentioning that, because another player with a number in the 50’s is going to make an appearance on the show soon too.. And it’ll be more than an intro…
Beyond Ryan Archidiacono as our featured #51, the Bulls also had a few others that wore that jersey number. In addition to Arch, we have only 2 others to have number 51.
Michael Ruffin was the first to wear #51. He was drafted by the Bulls in the 2nd round (3rd pick, 32nd overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft.
Next, Lawrence Funderburke wore #51 in the last year of his career as he joined the Bulls briefly in 2005 after missing the previous season due to an Achilles injury. He played in 2 regular season games and 5 playoff games for the Bulls in 2005 before closing out his NBA career as the season ended.
Bulls vs Pelicans Post-Game
Tonight the Chicago Bulls took on the New Orleans in The Big Easy and lost 123 – 108. 
The back-and-forth contest wasn’t the prettiest game either team will play all year. Both squads struggled to find an offensive rhythm while continually turning the ball over. 
There was hope at the beginning of the week that Wednesday would serve as rookie phenomenon Zion Williamson’s first game of the season, but the team has still been treating its franchise player with an abundance of caution in the wake of his preseason knee injury. 
Notable Performers: 

* Zach LaVine, G, Bulls: 32 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds
* Kris Dunn, G, Bulls: 15 points, 6 assists, 5 steals, 4 rebounds
* Brandon Ingram, SF, Pelicans: 29 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds
* Derrick Favors, PF, Pelicans: 12 points, 9 rebounds
* Jaxson Hayes, C, Pelicans: 14 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks

 Our Bulls 2020 Resolutions
With the start of the new year, we’re going to present a number of resolutions for the Chicago Bulls to consider and strive for during the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.
Zach Lavine to the All Star Game and Dunk Contest
Derrick Rose is already coming home to compete in the Skills Contest during All Star weekend. Why not make it a Chicago affair by commiting to the dunk contest? Zach is carroting the all star votes, saying he only wants to enter the contest if he’s also an All Star. There is a lot of competition in the East, and voting is going in all directions, even to DRose. 
Lauri Markkanen locks in on Beast Mode
He’s getting better here as we approach half way into the season, but Lauri is still nowhere near the beast he was projected to be. What do you have to lose Lauri? Tear it up! Get so aggressive that it’s actually offputting to opponents. Play a little dirty. You’ve earned the league currency with the refs that y ou can get away with some of that. Take over games the way Zach does. We need you.
Resign Kris Dunn for 3 years, 12 million per year.
Where would this put Dunn in the ranks of highest paid point guards? https://www.spotrac.

Bulls Podcast #50 – Tommy Edwards Interview

It’s the Bulls Podcast #50 with Marcus Couch and Wyse Black with our special guest, long-time PA Announcer and Chicago Radio Legend Tommy Edwards. Tommy graciously shares insight from the Bulls scorers table, his favorite behind the scenes Bulls memories, upcoming NBA developments and how he feels the current roster will grow in the future. All in this exclusive 60-minute Tommy Edwards interview on the Bulls Podcast.
Follow Tommy Edwards on Twitter: http://twitter.com/liltommyedwards
 

Bulls Podcast #49

It’s the Bulls Podcast #49 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. We’ve got full Bulls vs Wizards Reaction, Our #Bulls Christmas Wish List and Game predictions for the coming week.
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:

Bulls vs Wizards Rundown
#Bulls Christmas List – What do we wish for?
Game predictions for the coming week

Bulls vs Wizards Post-Game
The Bulls hit DC in what we hoped would be an easy W against a limping Washington Wizards team with nearly 6 players for the Wizards listed as out of action. An easy win? Not exactly. In fact, we needed until the last minute of OT to pull off the one point victory.
Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 31 points and 9 rebounds. It was a Sato revenge game of sorts, as he had 17-7-7 in his return to DC. Zach Lavine went 11-11 from the line including 4 nail-biting free throws down the stretch.

Bulls Christmas List — What do we want?
[Marcus Wish List]

New Head Coach
A true point guard
Felicio’s Vicious Comeback
Stocking Stuffer – New TV Announcers (Chuck Swirsky & Bill Wennington)

[Wyse Wish List]

New Head Coach
New Front Office
New Ownership
Stocking stuffer – Another forward (3)

Let’s predict our next few games for the coming week
SATURDAY DEC 21  6:00PM CT vs Detroit @Little Caesars Arena
Marcus: L, Wyse: L
MONDAY DEC 23  6:00PM CT vs Orlando @Amway Center
Marcus: L, Wyse: W
SATURDAY DEC 28  7:00PM CT vs Atlanta @United Center
Marcus: W, Wyse: W
MONDAY DEC 30  7:00PM CT vs Milwaukee @United Center
Marcus: L, Wyse: L
Wyse Social Links:
 

* Twitter: http://twitter.com/radical_creator

* Instagram: http://instagram.com/radical_creator

* YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6vBYCVNxRnzuxvdQVkWfgg

 
Marcus Social Links
 

* Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcuscouch

* Instagram: http://instagram.com/marcuscouch

 
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If you can’t remember any of these, you can check out our show notes for this show over at our website, which is BullsPodcast.com where we have all the links we mentioned in today’s show.
Until next time, Thank you for listening everyone, Go Bulls!