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The Bulls Talk Podcast presented by Coors Light takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. With 28 years of combined NBA experience, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue explain what’s happening on the court while team insider Mark Schanowski take you behind the scenes off of it. Featuring guests and re…

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    Zach LaVine returns to the Bulls on a 5-year $215 million max contract

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 31:39

    He's back! Zach LaVine returns to the Chicago Bulls on a 5-year $215 million dollar max contract and we react to it LIVE! K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill while recording the podcast, the news broke mid-way through causing a ruckus in the podcast. Check out this pod for instant reacts to the free agency news and what happens when reporters break stories while doing a podcast lol.(15:55) - BREAKING NEWS Zach LaVine signs max deal in the middle of the podcastSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A sit down with new Bull Dalen Terry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 16:19

    Dalen Terry was introduced to Chicago today as the newest member of the team. K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer sit and talk with the rookie. K.C. and Rob discuss with Terry, his beginnings in basketball, always knowing he'd be in the NBA, what he can contribute to the Bulls instantly, and why he chose to honor the late great Ben "Benji" Wilson by wearing the number 25.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Post-2022 NBA Draft Reaction: Bulls take Dalen Terry from Arizona 18th overall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 35:47

    Jason Goff, K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Will Perdue are live at the Advocate Center during the 2022 NBA Draft. The crew reacts to the draft and the Bulls taking Arizona sophomore wingman Dalen Terry with the 18th overall pick. They break down his skill set, what he can bring to the Bulls, and what this pick means for former number 4 pick Patrick Williams.Subscribe to the NBCSCH YouTube page and watch this episode live from the Advocate Center by clicking HERE.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Should the Bulls take E.J. Liddell, Tari Eason or another player in the 2022 NBA Draft?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 35:06

    The NBA Draft is THIS WEEK and the rumors are flying and the prospects are lining up. To break down the prospects that are loosely connected with the Bulls, draft expert Ricky O'Donnell of SB Nation joins K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer. The guys discuss potential prospects E.J. Liddell of Ohio State and Tari Eason of LSU, Ricky suggests a few other prospects that the Bulls are looking into and they discuss the Bulls' needs to make a playoff push next season.(1:47) - Should the Bulls trade or keep their first round pick?(5:15) - Breaking down E.J. Liddell as a Bull(11:05) - How would Tari Eason fit as a Bull?(15:15) - Other potential prospects the Bulls can look into(25:00) - Philosophy of Artūras Karnišovas(31:24) - Where would Patrick Williams be drafted if the 2020 draft happened again?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Debating the 18th pick and deciding which player will be here to win a championship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 42:58

    The NBA Draft is next week and the Bulls still currently own the 18th pick. If they had to use the pick, who would you want them to take? K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill discuss who might be available and who they think the Bulls should select. Later in the pod, the guys play a game where they decided which Bulls player, coach, or executive will be around when the Bulls win their 7th championship.(8:10) - Who will the Bulls take 18th overall?(20:25) - Remembering the 1998 Bulls championship(24:13) - Will He or Won't He be a Bull when they win their 7th franchise championship?(40:00) - Thoughts on if the Bulls could have traded for Christian WoodSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Will Coby White and the draft pick be traded? Is Zach LaVine close to re-signing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 27:54

    The NBA Draft is on June 23rd and the Bulls have some key decisions to make. Will they use the 18th pick on a player they have worked out or will they package the pick with Coby White for an established player? K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer break down all the possibilities of draft night. They also discuss the rumors that Zach LaVine is close to re-signing a max deal with the Bulls.(2:54) - Will the Bulls keep or trade the pick with Coby White?(10:18) - If the Bulls use the pick who will they draft?(14:14) - Zach LaVine is rumored to be coming back to the Bulls(24:04) - NBA Finals reviewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Rudy Gobert to the Bulls podcast episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 33:51

    The Bulls are looking to upgrade the roster and a rumored upgrade has taken Bulls' Twitter by storm is Utah Jazz big man and defensive anchor Rudy Gobert being traded to the Bulls. K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill discuss everything around the rumor including what would it take to trade for Gobert, what would the roster look like, and the financial ramifications. (1:07) - K.C. Johnson news update on possible Rudy Gobert trade(5:40) - What would the Bulls have to give up to trade for Gobert(11:40) - What are executives Danny Ainge and Artūras Karnišovas thinking?(17:34) - Could the Bulls win with Rudy Gobert?(30:00) - NBA Finals reviewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Could Ime Udoka have been the Bulls head coach?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 31:48

    Even though the Bulls aren't in the Finals there is a Bulls connection. Boston Celtics head coach could have been the head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Would that have worked? K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Kendall Gill discuss and break down Game 1 of the NBA Finals and the alternate universe where the Bulls hire Ime Udoka as head coach. Later in the pod, the guys discuss Zach LaVine's free agency.(1:14) - Reaction to Game 1 of the NBA Finals(11:10) - Why has Ime Udoka been so successful this year?(17:48) - Could Ime Udoka have been the next Bulls coach?(22:20) - Zach LaVine free agency updateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Offseason Mailbag: Zach LaVine trades, free agent signings, and addressing Bulls needs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 33:10

    The Bulls Talk crew asked you what were your concerns and questions about the Bulls and you guys delivered. Rob Schaefer, KC Johnson, and Tony Gill discuss and debate your questions about Zach LaVine and if the Bulls have to do a sign and trade, would the season look different if Lonzo Ball had been healthy, who are the free agents the Bulls should look into and a lot more!(2:00) - How would the season be different if Lonzo Ball stayed healthy?(7:00) - If Zach wanted out, how would a sign and trade workout for the Bulls(12:00) - Will Coby White be a long-term piece or a trade piece?(17:00) What should the Bulls be looking for in terms of free agents this offseason?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    DeMar DeRozan makes All-NBA second team and Zach LaVine contract details

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 35:03

    KC Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss DeMar DeRozan making the All-NBA second team in his first season as a Bull and discuss his impact on the organization. The guys also break down the implications of Zach LaVine not making an All-NBA team and what that means for a new contract in Chicago.(1:40) - DeMar DeRozan makes an All-NBA team for the 3rd time in his career(10:40) - Did the writers get the All-NBA teams correct?(17:33) - With Zach LaVine not making an All-NBA team, he is not eligible for the Super Max(26:30) - Do the Bulls have to do whatever it takes to keep Zach LaVine?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Zach LaVine has knee surgery and may not be happy with role with Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 35:13

    The Bulls rumors and news are picking up and we got you covered. In today's episode K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill discuss the news that Zach LaVine is getting work done on his left knee and what that means going forward. They also discuss a report that Zach LaVine may not have been too happy with his role as DeMar DeRozan became the premier player for the Bulls. Later they discuss the announcement that the Bulls will play a game vs the Detroit Pistons in France next year.(1:30) - Zach LaVine has knee surgery(8:40) - Zach LaVine takes issue with not being the premier player during the season(12:07) - No beef with Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan(30:00) - Bulls will play the Pistons in FranceSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who will the Bulls take in the 2022 NBA Draft?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 21:53

    The NBA Combine is in full effect in Chicago and we got you covered. Recording live from the Wintrust Arena, KC Johnson and Rob Schaefer break down everything you need to know about the combine and potential players the Bulls have interest in and who they might take 18th overall in the draft. The guys also discuss Lavar Ball's comments with David Kaplan on Zach LaVine possibly not returning to the Bulls.(2:00) - What happens at the NBA Combine(6:30) - How will the Bulls address the draft with the 18th overall pick?(14:20) - Lavar Ball believes Zach LaVine won't be a Bull(18:47) - Lonzo Ball injury updateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls concern with Lonzo Ball injury and Deandre Ayton for Nikola Vucevic trade?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 35:28

    This is going to be an interesting offseason for the Bulls. Along with Zach LaVine's free agency, the Bulls may have to address a position they thought they filled last off-season. In this episode of the Bulls Talk Pod, K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill discuss the level of concern the Bulls have with Lonzo Ball's knee and will they be looking for another point guard as well. They also break down a scenario where the Bulls trade for Pheonix Sun Deandre Ayton and they discuss the Conference Finals.(2:15) - David Kaplan reports the Bulls have "serious" concerns over Lonzo Ball's knee(9:39) - Lonzo's injury will impact what the Bulls do this off-season(16:30) - Could Deandre Ayton be a Bull this off-season?(26:50) - NBA Conference Finals previewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    K.C. Johnson goes 1-on-1 with former Bull Eddy Curry

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 39:09

    Eddy Curry is one of the most well known preps to pros in Chicago history after being drafted by his hometown team, the Bulls in the 2001 NBA draft. Since then Curry has been through a lot but has come out on top as an NBA veteran, a father and husband, and an NBA champion. Curry joins K.C. Johnson as they discuss his newest creative project, his time and stories as a Chicago Bull, and what he makes of his entire career.(3:30) - Early memories of the Berto Center(14:30) - Curry on former coaches Scott Skiles and Tim Floyd(22:50) - Curry discusses not liking Tyson Chandler in the beginning(29:21) - Curry tells his stories about Charles Oakley(33:25) - Curry on the future of preps to prosSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    NBA MVP, most important Bulls rankings, and NBA playoff reviews

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 39:10

    With the NBA season awards being announced every week the league's most prominent individual award, the Most Valuable Player has been given to the Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic making him a back-to-back winner of the award. Was this the right choice? K.C. Johnson and Tony Gill discuss the 2021-2022 NBA MVP and if the writers got this one correct. Later in the pod, the guys debate and rank their top 5 most MVP or most important Bulls and break down the NBA Playoffs.(1:06) - Nikola Jokic named NBA MVP, was he the right choice?(8:09) - Ranking the most important Bulls of this season(27:00) - NBA Playoff round upSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down the Bulls roster, who will stay and who will go

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 65:05

    It is officially the off-season for the Bulls and the roster must be looked at and broken down to see what moves should be made. We get a jump on that on this episode of the podcast. KC Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill go over the entire roster from top to bottom and detail each player's season and discuss should they stay or should they go. (2:00) - What will the Bulls need this offseason?(8:36) - The impact of DeMar DeRozan(15:00) - Is Zach LaVine considering leaving?(26:07) - Was Nikola Vučević's season disappointing? (35:20) - Will Lonzo Ball be able to stay healthy as a Bull?(40:40) - Can Alex Caruso continue to be a force on this team?(46:30) - Will Coby White be traded?(54:05) - Ayo Dosunmu's growth(58:35) - Can Patrick Williams be a star?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Day 2 exit interviews: Artūras Karnišovas and Zach LaVine discuss the future of the Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 25:36

    Even though the season didn't end as well as we all hoped, the Bulls made progress and are looking to make more this offseason. K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer recap the second day of exit interviews for the Bulls with Bulls' executive vice president of basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas and unrestricted free-agent Zach LaVine. K.C. and Rob discuss what was said, what they expect the Bulls to do this offseason, and the chances Zach LaVine will stay with the Bulls.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls vs Bucks series wrap up and Day 1 of player exit interviews

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 34:09

    The Bulls end their season losing in 5 games to the Milwaukee Bucks in convincing fashion. With the way the season ended, was this season still a success? K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss the Bulls vs Bucks series and what can be learned from their first playoff visit in 5 years. They also discuss the first day of exit interviews from Bulls players including, quotes from Patrick Williams, Lonzo Ball, and Ayo Dosunmu.(1:50) - Wrapping up the Bulls vs Bucks series(6:30) - Lonzo Ball's injury woes(15:00) - How will Patrick Williams develop in the offseason?(24:00) - What will be the strategy of AK and Marc Eversley? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls vs Bucks gm 3 & 4 reaction: Bulls drop both home games and DeRozan & LaVine walk out

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 32:21

    The Bulls dropped both game 3 and game 4 to the Milwaukee Bucks as the team up north heads back with a commanding 3-1 in the series. Is it all but over? K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill break down both games including what is going wrong with the Bulls, an update on Alex Caruso's injury, and what was behind Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan leaving the court a little early after during game 4.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls vs Bucks GM 2 reation: Bulls make this a series and tie it 1-1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 42:18

    The Bulls make it a series and tie it after beating the Milwaukee Bucks in game 2 of the first-round matchup. K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Will Perdue break down the big win, including the great defense by the Bulls, the play of DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso, and can they repeat the effort in game 3. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls vs Bucks GM 1 reaction: Bulls almost pulled off the improbable

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 32:46

    The Bulls were almost there and had Giannis and the Bucks right where they wanted them, but ended up losing game one 93-86. Rob Schaefer, KC Johnson, and Tony Gill discuss the opening series loss including Nikola Vucevic'S outing, will DeMar DeRozan play that poorly again, can the Bulls play defense as well as they did in game one throughout the series, and a lot more.(1:03) - Positive takeaways from game 1(9:37) - Will the Bulls' Big 3 play that poorly on offense again?(16:40) - Controversial plays of the game(26:10) - Was Zach LaVine's late game 3 a good shot?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How can the Bulls stop Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 42:04

    We all know this is an uphill battle but the Bulls still have to lace them up against the Bucks for a 7 games series and what do we say to the God of Death? NOT TODAY! K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, Tony Gill, and Kendall Gill discuss ways the Bulls can slow down 2-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and how they can pull off an upset. Later in the pod, K.C. Johnson goes over his list of All-NBA teams and why he chose them.(4:00) - Ways to disrupt Giannis and slow down the Bucks(11:16) - Can what Patrick Williams did against Minnesota propel him against the Bucks?(18:00) - What will be the Bulls starting lineup vs the Bucks?(32:46) - Debating the All-NBA teamsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pat Will might be a dude, playoff push, and NBA awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 32:30

    Who knew Patrick Williams could play like that? Rob Schaefer and K.C. Johnson discuss the career night for Patrick Williams and if he can grow from that outing in the final game. They also break down the Bulls' first-round matchup against eh Milwaukee Bucks and if there's anything the Bulls can do to slow down Giannis, and KC Johnson gives his NBA award selections.(2:00) - Patrick Williams scores a career-high 35 points(9:55) - Bulls draw a tough matchup in the first-round against the Milwaukee Bucks(20:00) - NBA MVP, Defensive player of the year, All-Rookie team, and moreSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Can the Bulls fix their issues before the playoffs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 46:39

    The Bulls are not headed in the right direction as the regular season is almost at its close with only 2 games left. Is that enough time for the Bulls to figure out what's wrong? Rob Schaefer, K.C. Johnson, and Will Perdue discuss the recent struggles of the Bulls and if they have a chance to turn it around before the playoffs begin.(2:00) - What happens to a team when they are struggling at the end of a season?(10:00) - Bulls aren't dictating anything in games anymore(18:47) - Is the way the season is ending impact the progress AK and Marc have made?(29:30) - What are the holes that need to be filled on the roster?(38:00) - Will the Bulls be better next year by going through this tough stretch?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Predicting how the Bulls season will end

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 30:38

    The end of the season is here but the Bulls are still fighting to get the 5th seed. Can they do it? Rob Schaefer, K.C. Johnson, and Tony Gill make predictions about the rest of the season and where will the Bulls land once the regular season ends. The guys also break down how will the Raptors and Cavs finish as well.(2:20) - How will the Bulls end the season?(7:25) - Does it matter if the Bulls are a 5 or 6 seed?(18:40) - Best matchup for the Bulls in the first round(25:20) - Injury updates for Lonzo Ball and Alex CarusoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    K.C. Johnson goes 1-on-1 with Charles Oakley

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 39:08

    Charles Oakley joins the Bulls Talk podcast to discuss his upcoming book "The Last Enforcer" where he opens up about his life, how he grew up, how he became the basketball player and the man he is today. They also go over his time as a Bull and Knick, and Oak shares some colorful stories of his long NBA career.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    After Knicks loss, what can be expected from the Bulls at the end of the season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 43:29

    The Knicks!? Really!? The Bulls drop another "can't lose" game and the spiraling continues. Is there a solution? Can Billy Donovan fix the struggling offense and poor defense? Rob Schaefer, Tony Gill, and Cody Westerlund of 670 the Score discuss the latest loss and breakdown if the bulls can find solutions before it's too late.(2:43) - Is there a such thing as "must-win" games?(7:10) - Is Billy Donovan adjusting in the second half of the season?(15:40) - What can fans be expecting as the season closes?(24:00) - With Patrick Williams slowly getting back to the lineup, do the Bulls trust him?(39:26) - Is there a playoff matchup that's more favorable for the Bulls See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls take L vs Pelicans, is progress being made?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 30:23

    These Bulls are not the same Bulls of earlier in the season and it's becoming clear that they may not have been as good as we thought. What's going on!? K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer break down the latest loss, but also take a deep dive into the struggles of the Bulls and debate are the Bulls in a better place as an organization from last year?(1:50) - Recapping the loss to the Pelicans(7:30) - Bulls defense has gotten worse and hasn't gotten better at all(13:30) - Are there solutions for the Bulls defensively?(18:00) - Are the Bulls in a better place now than last year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls pick up HUGE win vs Raptors and Patrick Williams returns to the lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 52:50

    It's still the regular season but the Bulls picked up a MUST-WIN against the Raptors in a game they dominated early and often. For seeding and tie-breaking implications that game was huge. The Bulls Talk panel of Rob Schaefer, KC Johnson, Will Perdue, and Tony Gill break down what they saw including the return of Patrick Williams.(1:00) - Bulls break the losing streak and get an important win vs the Raptors(13:15) - Review of Patrick Williams' return to the Bulls(23:00) - Bulls vs Bucks preview, will the Bulls get a win vs a top 3 team in the East or West?(33:55) - Update on Lonzo Ball does not look good at all(40:00) - What is the one weakness the Bulls need to fix for a playoff run?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patrick Williams update and debating what is a successful season for the Bulls this year

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 35:30

    The Bulls are slowly getting pieces back as Alex Caruso gets settled back in, now Patrick Williams is scheduled to return to play. What should be expected from the 4th overall pick? Rob Schaefer, K.C. Johnson, and Tony Gill discuss what they expect from Williams upon his return and they provide updates on the injury. Later in the podcast, the group debates what a successful season looks like for the Bulls this year.(2:40) - Patrick Williams is cleared for contact(6:30) - What is expected from Patrick Willaims when he returns?(14:30) - Bulls are sliding in the standings, how far would the Bulls have to slide to not deem this season a success?(25:48) - Alex Caruso seemingly re-injures his wrist(29:30) - Zach LaVine will be dealing with his knee all seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls lose to the Kings in a game they needed

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 44:05

    The Bulls took one of, if not the worst loss of the season to the Kings. Are there things to take away from this loss, and as the schedule gets harder can they withstand that loss? Rob Schaefer, Tony Gill, and Jason Goff discuss the loss and is this an early sign of things to come, or can they get back to what they've been this season. They guys also break down Zach LaVine and if his knee injury should be something to worry about now and in the future.(4:30) - First reactions to the Bulls loss vs the Kings(11:30) - Are the Bulls in danger of slipping out of the top 4 seeds?(22:40) - Injury issues for the Bulls including Zach LaVine. Will knee injury impact him long term?(32:05) - Should AK or Bulls management sit Zach LaVine?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls end losing streak, should Ayo Dosunmu be an All-Rookie first teamer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 42:39

    The Bulls finally pick up a win after beating the Detroit Pistons in a close game that came down to the final few possessions. Should Bulls fans be concerned that the Bulls played the Pistons so close? Rob Schaefer, K.C. Johnson, and Tony Gill discuss the win vs the Pistons and if the close win means anything long-term and K.C. reports injury updates for Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball, and Patrick Williams. Later in the podcast, Rob and Tony break down the rookie class and if Bulls rookie Ayo Dosunmu can make All-Rookie first team among a talented class of rooks.(1:10) - Should fans be concerned about how close the Bulls played the Pistons?(7:25) - Injury updates for Caruso, Ball, and Williams(17:50) - Breaking down the rookie class of 2021-22(23:30) - Will Ayo make All-Rookie first team?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls mailbag: Should fans worry about the 5 game skid?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 48:41

    We are back with another mailbag edition of the Bulls Talk podcast where we answer fan questions from Twitter about the Bulls. On this episode, Rob Schaefer and Tony Gill answer questions about the 5 game losing streak, the status of Patrick Williams and other injured Bulls, what will the rotation look like when Lonzo and Caruso return from injury and are the Bulls frauds after sliding down the standings.(3:05) - How can the Bulls end their downward spiral?(8:10) - Are the Bulls frauds?(17:30) - Injury updates for Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, and Patrick Williams(21:00) - What will the rotations look like once Caruso and Ball return?(28:00) - What should be expected from Patrick Williams if he returns this season?(33:20) - Why has DeMar DeRozan been slumping?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls lose 3 straight after a tough game against the Hawks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 30:58

    The Bulls have lost 3 straight on a tough stretch of teams playing for playoff seeding and one constant theme has been the lack of defense and Billy Donovan is not using injuries as an excuse. KC Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss the 3 game skid including the latest loss to the Atlanta Hawks.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is the Bulls record vs the best in the NBA a fluke or reality?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 31:23

    The Bulls lose to the Miami Heat 112-99 in Miami dropping their record to 6-15 against the top 6 teams in the NBA. Can they fix their issues as they prepare for the playoffs, or are the Bulls just worse than the top 6 teams in the NBA? Rob Schaefer and KC Johnson discuss the Bulls' record against the best and if it's just a fluke. They also discuss DeMar's 30 point game streak being broken and provide injury updates for Alex Caruso.(1:48) - Takeaways from the Miami loss(7:40) - DeMar DeRozan 30 point streak ends but his February was great(10:00) - Bulls record falls to 6-15 against the best teams in the NBA. Is this an issue?(21:15) - Injury updates for Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball, and Patrick WilliamsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    K.C. Johnson sits down with Bulls COO Michael Reinsdorf

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 44:51

    The Bulls have undergone a major change over the last couple of years and now look like they are heading in the right direction and the person heading the Bulls is Michael Reinsdorf. K.C. Johnson is joined by the Bulls COO to discuss his thoughts on the success of the Bulls, his thoughts on the job Artūras Karnišovas and Marc Eversley have done, Zach LaVine's upcoming free agency, DeMar DeRozan's MVP caliber season, and a lot more.(3:00) - Artūras Karnišovas and Marc Eversley should be Executive Staff of the year(11:50) - Billy Donovan was Artūras Karnišovas's first choice as soon as Donovan was available(16:20) - Nobody expected DeMar DeRozan's MVP season(21:00) - Zach LaVine's role with the Bulls and his upcoming free agency(25:00) - Spending money during the pandemic(39:50) - Reinsdorf on what it's been like being COOSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Can Bulls capitalize on first half success after All-Star break? w/ Will Perdue

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 61:04

    The Bulls had an excellent unpredictable first half of the season including representing well during the All-Star break, but can they keep it up into the playoffs? K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Will Perdue discuss and break down All-Star weekend including Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Ayo Dosunmu's performances over the weekend. Later in the pod, they discuss the upcoming stretch to end the season and if the Bulls can keep up the play that's made them a top team in the East.(1:30) - Rob Schaefer on his experience covering All-Star weekend in Cleveland(10:00) - Breaking down the events of All-Star weekend. Can the Dunk Contest be fixed?(21:00) - Will the Bulls be able to maintain a top seed in the East?(30:00) - Bulls could end up at the bottom of the playoff picture if they go on a bad run(47:00) - DeMar DeRozan challenges the Bulls, knowing how tough the season is after the breakSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A sit down with Bulls star rookie Ayo Dosunmu

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 39:16

    In his first ever long form interview on the podcast, Bulls rookie guard Ayo Dosnumu joins Rob Schaefer and KC Johnson live from the Advocate Center to discuss his break out rookie season. Ayo describes how he felt about being taken in the second round, his relationship with his teammates including DeMar DeRozan and how they've helped him progress, his career at Illinois and getting his jersey retired, and a lot more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    DeMar DeRozan is putting up Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan numbers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 24:34

    In the midst of an injury filled season, one thing has remained consistent and it's been the elite play of DeMar DeRozan. Rob Schaefer and KC Johnson live from the United Center after a 120-109 win vs the San Antonio Spurs, discuss the win and describe exactly how well DeRozan is playing and his numbers are matching up with the greatest players of all time. Later in the pod, the guys update and detail the status of Zach LaVine's knee injury and if fans should be concerned, and they discuss the upcoming NBA All-Star game.(1:40) - DeMar DeRozan is having a historic run right now(8:04) - The rest of the team is coming together offensively(11:06) - How concerned should fans be about Zach LaVine's knee?(14:52) - Will Zach LaVine participate in All-Star weekend?(18:25) - Bulls players invade All-Star weekendSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    NBA Trade Deadline reaction: Nets-76ers swap James Harden and Ben Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 42:23

    The NBA Trade Deadline has come and went and the big trade of the day were a pair of Eastern Conference powerhouses making a big move. The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets traded James Harden and Ben Simmons, among other players. KC Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Will Perdue react to the NBA Trade Deadline moves and how it impacts the Chicago Bulls' playoffs and title aspirations.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls trade deadline pt.1: Bulls try for Dennis Schröder and Jakob Pöltl

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 30:43

    This is part 1 of the two-part special this week on the Bulls and the NBA trade deadline that is this week, Thursday, February 10th at 3pm Eastern. Rob Schaefer and K.C. Johnson break down the latest rumors and provide updates on the Bulls and who they are targeting ahead of the deadline including players like Boston Celtics guard Dennis Schröder and San Antonio Spurs big man Jakob Pöltl. Make sure to follow/subscribe for part 2 on Friday and follow Rob Schaefer and K.C. Johnson for up to the minute updates.(3:00) - Are the Bulls willing to part with Patrick Williams to upgrade the team?(12:20) - Bulls are interested in San Antonio Spurs big Jakob Pöltl(19:50) - Does Dennis Schröder make sense for the Bulls?(25:00) - As is, what does teh Bulls playoff rotation look like, and is it enough?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls lose in OT to the Raptors, Zach LaVine makes his 2nd All-Star team

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 33:00

    The Bulls take a tough loss in Toronto against the Raptors, but Nikola Vučević but on a show with 30 points and 18 rebounds. Rob Schaefer and KC Johnson break down the loss to the Raptors and if the Bulls defense can improve soon. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the NBA All-Star reserves being announced as Zach LaVine makes his second All-Star appearance.(2:00) - Reaction to Bulls loss in OT to the Raptors(8:31) - Nikola Vučević explodes vs the Raptors(14:00) - Zach LaVine playing through back spasms(21:14) - Bulls are fighting for top seeding(24:05) - The significance of the Bulls having 2 All-Stars, a rising star, and a potential coach to coach the All-Star gameSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ayo Dosunmu continues to shine, voting for NBA All-star reserves

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 27:35

    Ayo continues to look like a steal in the second round as he continues to show that he was a first-round talent. KC Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss the recent play of Ayo and Coby White as they settle into their current roles on the team and break down the success they are having. Later in the podcast, the All-Star reserves will be announced later this week, KC and Rob discuss their votes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    DeMar DeRozan named NBA All-Star starter, Zach LaVine misses the cut

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 29:41

    KC Johnson is joined by Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin to discuss the NBA All-Star starters being announced with DeMar DeRozan being selected as a starter. They discuss if Zach LaVine should have been a starter, and they break down their ballots and who they thought should have been starters this year. They guys also breakdown the upcoming matchup between the Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers as a first-round pick is involved between the two franchises.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls fans mailbag: Championship window, trade deadline, and Bulls offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 51:23

    We haven't done one of these in a while so let's do it! Rob Schaefer, KC Johnson, and Tony Gill do a deep dive episode into some very interesting fan questions about the Bulls. They discuss if Ayo Dosunmu should be All-Rookie first team, when will the Bulls be at full strength this year, will the Bulls be over the cap this summer once Zach LaVine gets his deal, and if so is this enough to win a championship, will the Bulls be willing to trade Vooch or another key piece, and a lot more!(2:00) - Will the Bulls be willing to trade Nikola Vucevic? (12:10) - Who has the most potential to become a star out of the young players?(16:40) - How far will the Bulls fall in the standings?(22:50) - Who are potential trade targets or buyout options for the Bulls?(30:00) - How will Zach LaVine's potential supermax deal impact the Bulls?(40:00) - Are the Bulls in a championship window?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 38:09

    In an emergency episode of the podcast the crew of Rob Schaefer, KC Johnson, and Will Perdue discuss the flagrant 2 foul and ejection of Grayson Allen on Alex Caruso in Friday night's matchup vs the Milwaukee Bucks. They break down what the loss means to the Bulls and how will the Bulls try and replace the play of Caruso.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lonzo Ball out 6-8 wks, Ayo Dosnumu shines, and Jerami Grant rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 34:24

    Bulls pre and postgame analyst Kendall Gill joins Rob Schaefer, KC Johnson, and Tony Gill to discuss the news and updates on the Bulls. The guys discuss how the Bulls will adjust to not having Lonzo Ball on the team for 6-8 weeks, the growth of Ayo Dosunmu and Coby white as injuries have piled up, and if the Bulls should be in the sweepstakes for Pistons forward Jerami Grant after it was reported of what he would like from his new team.(2:00) - Bulls will be without Lonzo Ball for a while(6:50) - Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White are on a hot streak(11:30) - Ayo has adjusted to the NBA game quickly(19:10) - Coby White has stepped up his play(22:00) - Bulls trade rumorsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls lose 4 straight, Vučević's poor play, and Ayo's growth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 29:56

    The Bulls are in a bit of a rut, with players being out due to injury the Bulls haven't had consistent play resulting in 4 straight losses. How can they get back to their winning ways? Rob Schaefer and KC Johnson break down their most recent loss to the Ja Morant led Memphis Grizzlies on MLK Day, Nikola Vučević's last stretch of games, and they discuss Ayo's recent play and can he be more of a factor for the Bulls this season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls face back to back top tier teams, can they handle it?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 27:54

    The Bulls are in the testing grounds as they play the top end of the league in back to back games. The first test was against the Brooklyn Nets and the Bulls got demolished, can they come back vs the Warriors? KC Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss the loss to the Nets and how the Bulls are preparing for the Warriors. Later in the pod, the guys break down potential trade rumors and injury updates on Derrick Jones Jr.(1:20) - Biggest takeaway from the Bulls' big loss to the Nets(10:00) - How will the Bulls come back against another high profile opponent in the Warriors?(16:20) - Injury updates, how long will Derrick Jones Jr. be out?(18:00) - Bulls trade rumors updateSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bulls defensive slips, tough schedule, and Patrick Williams update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 29:53

    Amongst the mess at Halas Hall, Chicago's true winter team the Bulls are back and steady, but recently;y there have been some issues we need to discuss. KC Johnson and Rob Schaefer break down the defensive issue plaguing the Bulls in recent games that came to a head against the Dallas Mavericks, they also discuss the tough schedule the Bulls have to go through that's coming up, Patrick Williams updates, and potential trade talks surrounding the Bulls.(2:14) - Are there long term defensive concerns for the Bulls?(9:05) - Can the Bulls fix defense with the tough schedule coming up?(15:40) - Will Patrick Williams come back soon?(20:50) - Is Jerami Grant to the Bulls a real thing?(25:30) - What will it take for the Bulls to get Jerami Grant?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Artūras Karnišovas speaks, Bulls on pace for multiple All-Stars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 34:09

    In a week of no games for the Bulls, there are still things to discuss. Rob Schaefer and KC Johnson react to Artūras Karnišovas's interview on 670 the Score's Mully & Haugh show, discuss the NBA All-Star first returns as DeMar DeRozan leads all guards in the Eastern conference with Zach LaVine in 4th meaning there is a good chance the Bulls will have multiple All-Stars this year, and a lot more.(2:00) - Alex Carusso enters NBA's protocol(6:00) - Takeaways from Artūras Karnišovas' radio interview(11:20) - Will the Bulls look to make a move before the deadline(17:00) - Will Patrick Williams be back this year?(28:50) - DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine could both be All-Stars this yearSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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