The guys break down another ridiculous week for the Chicago Bulls, focusing on the aftermath of Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic's fight in practice. The guys spend most of the episode talking all angles of this embarrassing and costly fight. What sparked this fight between the two and how long has this feud been going on?
We talk about the word 'Culture' and how the Bulls front office sees what they are building. Are the Bulls, the ones with the most championships in Chicago, a laughing stock of their own league? How will the injury to Mirotic and the suspension to Portis change the dynamic of the roster on opening night?
Some questions about the roster and expectations for the season. We also talk Gordon Hayward injury and scorch Skip Bayless. All of this and so much more on the Debate-A-Bulls.
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The guys review the Bulls pre-season games over the weekend including Kris Dunn's injury and Lauri Markkanen's debut. How long will Dunn be out and how will that affect rotations starting the season? Who might be someone that the Bulls look for production from while Dunn is out?
Lauri Markkanen returned from injury and debuted with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan and Matt tell you why they are not concerned with his less than impressive first night at the United Center. The guys go through some of the improvements Markkanen can make in his rookie season. How will the frontcourt of the Bulls shake out as the season starts? It's time to find out what we have in Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis.
Finally, a conversation about the possible restructuring of the NBA Playoffs. Do you like the idea of the NBA going to a 1-16 seed and how could that affect the balance in competition in the NBA. We also talk briefly about the NCAABB scandal and a quote from Rick Pitino about the NBA.
The guys are back with a brand new episode and so is the NBA pre-season! We have the breakdown of the Bulls first two games. What were some of the biggest surprises we saw in the first real live game action? Should we be at all concerned about the way Kris Dunn looks so far? The guys explain how Bulls fans will need to try and temper what they are seeing on the court this season.
Jordan and Matt talk through some of the harsh realizations of cheering for a team that has decided to rebuild. How are Bulls fans going to react mid-season? We also talk about the rumor of General Manager Gar Forman in talks of a contract extension. All of this and so much more on the Debate-A-Bulls.
The guys are back with a brand new episode discussing what turns out to be a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls first announced that they have resigned Nikola Mirotic to a multi-year deal. Jordan and Matt have questions as to why they brought back Niko and if it stunts the growth of younger players like first round pick Lauri Markkanen. Does the front office not want to admit to another swing and a miss on draft night with Mirotic?
What came as a complete surprise, the Bulls and Dwyane Wade agreed to a buyout on Sunday which leaves Wade a free agent and the Bulls officially blowing up the Three Alphas. Did GarPax get more back than most fans thought? What will be the most memorable moment from Wade's lone season in Chicago? Which landing spot will Wade ultimately choose in free agency?
Finally, the guys touch on the entire Bulls Media Day filled with plenty of audio from the GarPax and Fred Hoiberg press conference. A conversation about how the media and the Chicago Bulls interact while John Paxson and Gar Forman have been in control. Has the media not put enough pressure on the front office
The guys are back with a brand new episode and start the show talking about the full schedule the Bulls will face this season. The guys also touch on the new jersey deal with Nike and how it will affect the Bulls uniforms in the future. They discuss some possibilities for the alternates and also reflect on since retired uniforms.
The bulk of the show consists of answering questions and sharing stories from you! We had the listeners email, tweet or text us and decided to hit on some of the best responses. The conversations include Nikola Mirotic mystery, Dwyane Wade's basketball leadership, and Nerlens Noel.
All of this and so much more on The Debate-A-Bulls. Remember you can submit your questions or stories to email@example.com or tweet at us @Debateabulls.
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
The guys are back reacting to the John Paxson and Gar Forman's season-ending press conference. What appeared to be a replay of last year's conference, the guys try to figure out what has changed in a years time. Did Gar/Pax throw Fred Hoiberg under the bus as he headed out of town? The front office provides fans and media members with a trail of hypocrisy and the Debate-A-Bulls is here to discuss.
What was the most disappointing part of this press conference? What players do the front office plan on bringing back for the 2017-18 season? Has Rajon Rondo come out as the front offices' most impressed? Will Nikola Mirotic be back for 2017-18? The front office blames draft position, cap space and injuries for their failures this season. What sort of shake up do the Bulls plan on making this summer with the coaching staff?
We finish the show with a crazy scenario from one NBA expert that believes the Bulls should pursue elite stars who want out of their city. Who are two of the young Bulls that have been highly praised around the
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5-6 a.m. and 8-9 a.m. CT.
The guys are back with a brand new episode after the Chicago Bulls take another game on the road in Boston. How could this be possible? Who is this new revitalized Bulls team and why is it coming all together now? Jordan and Matt discuss the supposed 'private meeting' between Rajon Rondo, Jimmy Butler, and Dwyane Wade prior to Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs. The guys explain whether or not they are sold on the Bulls being able to complete the 8th seed upset.
The guys talk about the young Bulls stepping up in each of the first two games and who might impact Game 3 on Friday. Robin Lopez has been dominating Boston on the glass, is there any hope for the Celtics to match his performances?
Even if the Bulls win this series, what does it all mean for the front office's plan for the summer? Does this sudden click between 'the Three Alphas' bring Wade and Rondo back next season? Jordan believes there is a scenario in which the Bulls pursue notable name superstars in their strive to 'retool, not rebuild'.
The NBA Playoffs are underway and the Chicago Bulls have pulled the biggest upset this weekend. The guys dive into their post-game reactions from the Bulls 106-102 win over the Celtics. Jordan explains why he called it all weekend, the Bulls love to steal game one of a series as history tells us. The Bulls win on the road and NBA Twitter has a meltdown.
How bad is Nikola Mirotic and will it continue? The guys discuss the fate of Nikola Mirotic and whether or not Fred will decide to make a change. Bobby Portis had a breakout game in his first NBA Playoff appearance. Could we see a similar performance from BP and could he finally be the offensive player we thought he could be? Jimmy Butler had a huge second half, how important is it for him to maintain a balance throughout the game?
Jordan believes Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo still have beef. He explains his theory on both guys having carried over their problems from the regular season into the postseason. It could be just a rabbit hole but worth discussing. Ultimately what does this win mean for the Bulls long term? How does the front office perceive each