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! The Chicago Bulls bring back another notable name in Doug Collins, hiring him as a special advisor reporting to the GarPax regime. How did this hire sit with fans and did it really make anyone any more excited for the future? How will Doug Collins impact the future decision-making in the Bulls front office? Or is he merely just there to become GarPax's last version of a 'Yes Man'? What will his role be with the team as a special advisor and how does this get them closer to winning a championship? Is Gar Forman on his way out? All of this and so much more on a new episode of the Debate-a-Bulls.
The guys are back with a brand new episode getting you up to speed on the last two weeks of Bulls news. Jordan and Matt discuss how the Bulls looked in Summer League (not good) and any bright spots heading into training camp. What are the Bulls going to do with Cameron Payne?
The guys talk about Nikola Mirotic and where the Bulls might be at in signing him. What Niko is looking for might not be what his value is. Could the Bulls end up signing and dealing Mirotic? Who are the other valuable chips the front office can trade to help spark this rebuild?
We finish up talking about Zach LaVine's potential superstardom in Chicago and how he could be a great face for the organization. A crowd-funded '#FireGarPax' billboard was put up on the corner of Lake and Racine, a mile from the United Center. Hilarious statement to the team or a waste of money? All of this and so much more on The Debate-A-Bulls.
The guys are back with another episode in which they talk NBA Finals. Lebron James after the first two losses to Golden State says that "it's just a game, it's just basketball" when asked about what was at stake. LeBron seems to be back to the same tone he had in 2015. What can Cleveland do to salvage this series?
The guys talk about the possibility of Jimmy Butler staying with the Bulls long term. Jimmy sat down with the Bulls front office this week to discuss the future. What do his implications for wanting to stay in Chicago mean for the future of the rest of the team? The front office remains adamant about returning the same roster from this past season in 2017-18.
Wrapping up the show includes how the front office will approach the 2018 year of flexibility. Will the Bulls finally be able to strike gold with a free agent if Jimmy Butler is here long term? Do players in the NBA think Butler is the type of player they can win a championship with? What is said to free agents about playing for the Bulls and the way they operate? All of this and more on the
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
Jordan and Matt are back, they begin the show with talking about Jimmy Butler's Third Team All-NBA selection. How will this affect how the Bulls approach the future with Jimmy? The guys talk about the implications another All-NBA selection could have on Butler's 'super-max' contract qualifications. Are the Bulls ready to commit more than $200 million to Butler? Jordan wants to have a discussion about the All-NBA voting system. Should sports writers and broadcasters determine the fate of the player's contracts? How would the NBA be able to change the system, if possible?
Jordan welcomes fake rumors season by debunking the latest Bulls/Lakers rumor. How the NBA conversation has become a flood of fake rumors and accounts seeking non-starting trades. We dive into what the Lakers would need to offer for this trade to have any traction.
The guys finish up the show talking about a possible reunion between Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota. How much will Rose command this off-season and how long of a commitment will teams be able to make? A conversation about Chris Bosh, Kenny Smith needs to stop talking
The Debate-A-Bulls spends the first part of the episode talking about the implication of the Boston Celtics so far in the Eastern Conference Finals. Is this a wake-up call for the Celtics front office to make a trade or is Boston not as far along as they might have thought? The guys previously talked about trade scenarios with the Celtics, Lakers, and Suns but spend this episode breaking down a potential 76er's deal. Does Philadelphia have enough to make an offer the Bulls couldn't afford to pass up?
The guys dive into another round of potential draft prospects for the Bulls. Jordan talks about 6-11 center Jarrett Allen from Texas. Could he slip to the Bulls at No. 16 and become the next underrated star out of Texas? Matt talks about potential picks on the rise including Kansas State's Wesley Iwundu. Could he turn himself into a first round selection or maybe the Bulls find a steal in the second round? The guys talk about the best decision for the Bulls moving forward.
Jordan and Matt believe it's time to have a legitimate conversation about Cameron Payne. Jordan believes this could be the most important summer of the young guard's career. How can the Bulls
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
The guys are back and start off with the results of the 2017 NBA Lottery. Now that the order is set, will Boston and Chicago find a way to make a deal for Butler? How many other teams find interest in Butler this off-season? Jordan and Matt discuss whether the Bulls have already passed up their best offer for Jimmy Butler. The guys draw out scenarios in which the Celtics, Lakers, and Suns might phone the Bulls front office this summer.
The guys have another set of potential NBA draft picks to break down. Jordan talks about former 5-star, top-10 recruit Hamidou Diallo as a possible option for the Bulls. Diallo worked out for the Bulls on Tuesday and might be of interest. The 6'5 guard did not play a single game for Kentucky this season, how will that affect his draft stock? Matt brings up Duke sophomore guard Luke Kennard who has been linked to Chicago recently. Could the 20-year old guard be an impact player in the NBA?
The guys finish up with Log Off. Today's episode features an interview with Lavar Ball on FS1's
The guys are back with an extended show full of NBA Lottery and Bulls Draft talk. The guys spend the first segment talking about the conspiracy theories surrounding the NBA Draft. Do people still believe that the NBA Lottery is altered? The guys break out some of the best theories and debunk them.
The guys then talk about the possible scenarios in which Jimmy Butler could be involved in rumors once again. What happens if Boston does not land the first pick Tuesday night? Will the Lakers back the talk about potentially landing UCLA's Lonzo Ball? Would the Lakers take him with the No. 1 pick or could that be a potential trade piece for Jimmy Butler or Paul George.
The guys spend the back half of the show talking about several of potential Bulls targets after the NBA Combine. The guys run down players like Indiana's O.G. Anunoby, UCLA's T.J. Leaf, International Pro Terrance Ferguson, and Louisville's Donovan Mitchell. How many of these guys would be available for Chicago at No. 16? Jordan has concerns with Leaf while Matt is reluctant about Anunoby's knee injury.
The show wraps up with the Debate-A-Bulls segment 'Log Off'. Victims of Log Off include topics such
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, May 11th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
On this episode, the guys start the show by talking about Rajon Rondo and his appearance on Kevin Garnett's KGArea21. In a reunion with the 2007-08 Boston Celtics core, Rondo talks about his first year with the Chicago Bulls. He's asked his thoughts on how the season went including the unknown direction of the team and lack of chemistry. What type of value does Rondo bring to next year's team if the Bulls pick up his option?
The guys spend the second half of the show talking about whether or not high school players should be allowed to attend the NBA Combine. A story was written by Sports Illustrated's Brian Hamilton, the guys debate whether or not this makes sense for the future of the NBA. Jordan and Matt finish the show talking about potential Bulls prospects including Wake Forest's John Collins and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan.
The guys are back with another episode and the first of the true off-season. The Bulls will have plenty of work to do this off-season filling holes from the last. Jordan and Matt start the show off with the biggest headline from the weekend, Lavar Ball. The Big Baller Brand has once again outdone themselves, pricing NBA prospect Lonzo Ball's new shoe at $495.
Jordan and Matt begin to break down a few of the NBA prospects the Bulls will be looking this summer. Who might be slide down and be someone the Bulls must take? Matt thinks it might be a guy who just won the National Championship. Who are the guys the Bulls should completely avoid? Jordan thinks it's a guy from California who bid to stay an extra year and his draft stock tumbled.
The guys finish up the show with a segment called 'Log-Off'. The worst takes on social media of the week presented by Matt and Jordan. All of this and so much more on The Debate-A-Bulls.
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
The guys are back after a weekend in which ended the Chicago Bulls season. The Bulls fell to the Boston Celtics in Game 6 at home leaving the Bulls with plenty of questions this offseason. The guys talk about the comments made by Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade in regards to their future. Does the Bulls front office believe Jimmy can be the guy this team can build around, not with? Jordan has a theory on why Butler wants to stay put in Chicago.
The Bulls have one player, in particular, that is being campaigned to stay for the 2017-18 season. Why Rajon Rondo will likely be back in a Bulls uniform in 2017-18. How are the young Bulls going to spend their offseason and what are they promised going forward? Denzel Valentine talks about an increased role with the team and a repeat at the Summer League Title. Paul Zipser and Bobby Portis have plans to become more versatile players, spending the summer modeling their games after some of the NBA's best at their position.
The guys wrap up with talking about what to expect from Fred Hoiberg and Gar/Pax. What kind of direction will the front office and coaching staff
This episode previously aired on Dash Radio Thursday, April 27th, 2017, 6-7 a.m. and 11-12 p.m CT.
The guys are back with their reaction from Game 5 in Boston. A very winnable game turned so quickly into one that the Bulls should want to forget. Jordan and Matt discuss what was working for the Bulls early and why they trended away from that in the fourth quarter. Is Fred Hoiberg being out coached? Jordan seems to think so and he explains why.
The possibility of Rondo returning in this series is discussed. What changed the outlook of Rondo's return? An update on Rondo's injury status and why it will be extremely unlikely he returns in Game 6. How Isaiah Canaan was inherently asked to fill a role fluttered with expectations and how he fared in Game 5.
The guys talk about Dwyane Wade and his impact so far in this playoff. Wade had a boxscore sort of night but Matt and Jordan seem to think Wade has begun to hurt the Bulls late. How can the Bulls find a way to pull off a win at home on Friday? Will Fred continue to juggle lineups? Who will be the experiment to get legitimate playing
The guys come together after a long weekend of NBA Playoff games. The Bulls lose both games at the United Center and the series has begun to shift. The guys talk about the impact of Rajon Rondo's injury and the scramble of point guard replacements.
Jordan and Matt discuss the comments Fred Hoiberg made during the post-game press conference in regards to the NBA officials. Does Fred have a point or has he gone fishing? Jimmy Butler and Marcus Smart seem to have created a rivalry, Butler seems to think he could win an Academy Award. Jimmy Butler hosts his own show at the post-game press conference and we have marked it as 'Smart Beef'.
How can the Bulls find a way to win on the road yet again? Who will be the guys to step up and help take the load off of Jimmy Butler? Is Dwyane Wade's age showing in this series or is he still hurt? All of this and more on The Debate-A-Bulls.
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The Debate-A-Bulls welcome a brand new co-host, Matt Peck from Sports Mockery. Jordan and Matt begin this episode by talking about the Bulls official bid to the playoffs. The Nets seemed to hand the Bulls the No. 8 seed by resting seven players. How will the Bulls look playing the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference in the Boston Celtics? Do the Bulls have a shot? Do Bulls fans really care? Jordan and Matt break down an early look at the matchup.
What sort of story lines will we see during this series? Rondo returns to Boston, does Dwyane Wade have a secret playoff switch? Is this going to be a Jimmy Butler showcase for Boston fans and front office? The guys ponder the possible scenarios that could benefit this Bulls team. How will the front office address the season once the playoffs are over? All of this and so much more on this episode of The Debate-A-Bulls.
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The Debate-A-Bulls are joined by guest Blake Rodgers, host of The Blake Rodgers Show, to talk about the final week of the regular season in the NBA. How are the Bulls perceived as an organization outside the city of Chicago? Blake weighs in on how he feels people nationally might view the Chicago Bulls. The last four spots in the Eastern Conference are up for grabs, do the Bulls have the best road to the playoffs? Should they even want to make the playoffs? Jordan and Blake discuss their favorite moments in the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls playoff rivalry.
Jordan and Blake talk about the latest in hip-hop music including a busy few weeks for artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Is Drake's More Life already being crowned the album of the year and is Kendrick toying with artists? Will one famous Chicago rapper rise from hibernation and drop a new album in 2017? A new segment on The Debate-A-Bulls is introduced, Log Off, in which Jordan and Blake find the worst takes on social media of the week. All of this and so much more on your home for the Chicago Bulls on Almighty Baller Radio.
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