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12/4/18 Post-Game Show: Bulls vs. Pacers

After firing Fred Hoiberg Monday, the Bulls lost to the Indiana Pacers in the first game of the Jim Boylen era. We broke down Hoiberg's dismissal, the organization's timing of the move, and looked back at how the Bulls got to this point. We discussed Boylen and the logic behind his promotion, as well as his chances of sticking around long-term. We also looked at the newfound effort the Bulls played with against the Indiana Pacers and whether or not it's a sign of things to come under Boylen.


Lauri Returns

The Bulls continued their struggles this week, capping off a six-game losing streak against the Houston Rockets. We discussed their losses to the Spurs, Bucks, Pistons and Rockets. We also looked at Zach LaVine's curious decision on a crucial possession against the Spurs. Lauri Markkanen made his much-anticipated return from injury Saturday and we looked at some encouraging signs from his season debut. With Kris Dunn's return coming soon, we looked at the Bulls point guard situation and...


Separate Ways

Following three lopsided losses, Edward and Salim try to make sense of the ugliest week in the regular season for the Bulls. They discussed Wendell Carter Jr's comments of the team's play and the mature qualities he's displaying as a future leader of the team. They talked about the team's current veteran leaders and why they're not similar to the past Bulls leaders during previous rebuilding efforts. Also, what can the team can do in the short-term to improve their effort and overall team...


Avoid The Light

Edward and Salim broke down the Bulls victory over the New York Knicks and their loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. They also talked Wendell Carter Jr's rookie campaign and whether his upside is a lot higher than previously believed. They also talked about the point guard situation and the decision behind moving Ryan Arcidiacono into the starting lineup. The guys looked at the Chicago Sun Times' column on the future of Gar Forman and Fred Hoiberg, and discussed the alternatives to both of...


The Center of Attention

The Chicago Bulls went winless during their homestand, and Edward and Salim discussed the historical night the Golden State Warriors had at the expense of the Bulls on Monday. They also discussed the role Fred Hoiberg played in the team's approach and whether there's any hope that he can fix certain elements of his coaching style. They also looked at how the team responded afterwards in two close games against the Denver Nuggets and the Indiana Pacers. They also dissected Wendell Carter...


House of Payne

There was a lot to cover in this week's show. We started off with reaction to the Bulls first win of the season against the Charlotte Hornets. We continued our praise of Zach LaVine's improvement and explained why his style of play can be sustained throughout the season. We also talked Cameron Payne and what his surprise performance could mean for the team's PG situation if he builds off this game. We discussed Wendell Carter Jr's performance so far and what he can improve on going forward...


10/18/18 Post-Game Show: Bulls vs. Philadelphia

The Bulls lost their regular season opener to the Philadelphia 76ers 127-108. Edward and Salim discussed the game, the Bulls frequently bad defensive habits and why it's troubling that the team continues to rely heavily on their offense to win games. They also continued to praise Zach LaVine's play following his 30-point night. They also talked about Bobby Portis and his contract negotiations and what the gap in talks represents for Portis and the Bulls next summer. The guys also went around...


Preseason Wrap

The Bulls preseason ended Friday in a loss to the Denver Nuggets. We talked about the game and reviewed the team's overall preseason. Fred Hoiberg shuffled the team's starting lineup and we talked about how Jabari Parker is handling his new bench role and why Wendell Carter Jr. has officially earned his starting job. We also continue to be impressed with Zach LaVine's play and discussed what he's doing differently on offense and defense. We also discussed whether Bobby Portis has solidified...


10/8/18 Post-Game Show: Bulls vs. Hornets

The Chicago Bulls defensive woes continued in a 110-104 loss to the Charlotte Hornets Monday. Edward and Salim discussed whether the Bulls defensive issues can be fixed, and if they'll have enough offensive to counter it going forward. They also talked about Jabari Parker's rough preseason and wondered if he's pressing too much in preseason. The guys had some praise for Zach LaVine and discussed whether LaVine could take on more offensive responsibility if he continues his play into the...


10/2/18 Post-Game Show: Bulls vs. Pelicans

The Lauri Markkanen-less Chicago Bulls defeated the New Orleans Pelicans in their preseason opener. Edward and Salim gave their thoughts on the game. They also discussed the news of Lauri Markkanen's injury and the domino effect it has on opportunity for some of the teams unproven players. The guys also previewed Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks and the matchups without Markkanen in the lineup. They wrapped the show with a discussion of rookies around the league so far in...


9/30/18 Pre-Game: Bulls vs. Pelicans (with Mark Karantzoulis)

Sunday, the Chicago Bulls tip off their preseason against the New Orleans Pelicans. Mark Karantzoulis of BullsHQ returns for this episode to preview the game with Edward and Salim. The three discussed what they're looking forward to in the matchup. They also discussed the parallels between the Pelicans and Bulls, and why this game can help the Bulls young roster in their long-term gameplan. They also gave their predictions for who will have the best game against the Pelicans and why Zach...


Media Day

Edward and Salim give all their reaction to the Bulls unusually normal Media Day. They talked about why it was a refreshing change to have a Media Day without huge storylines. The two talked about whether John Paxson and Gar Forman were wise to avoid publicly placing expectations on the roster. They also discussed the open competition for the starting center role and whether Wendell Carter has a chance to win the job. After going through media day, they ventured into a discussion about Jimmy...


Strategic Moves

Former Bull Jimmy Butler is having a meeting with Minnesota's front office this week to determine his future with the organization. Edward and Salim talked about what's led up to this meeting and what Butler hopes to get out of it. This shifted into a discussion about Anthony Davis, who's considering hiring Rich Paul as his agent. The guys talked about what this hire could mean for Davis' future and whether the Bulls could get involved if Davis wants out of New Orleans. This led to a...


Offseason Talk (with Doug Thonus)

Doug Thonus joins Edward Shuler and Salim Suterwalla to discuss his path to writing, his time covering the Bulls, his most memorable experiences and encounters around the team and much more. The three then talked about the Bulls offseason, Zach LaVine, Jabari Parker and gave their win predictions for the season. This led to a brief conversation about David Nwaba's surprising contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and whether the Bulls could've fit him on this year's roster. The episode closed...


Promotions For Everyone

The Chicago Bulls announced promotions to several front office members, and Edward and Salim discussed those new roles and what it means for the organization going forward. They also talked about Gar Forman's decreasing public appearances and whether or not he still adds value to the Bulls front office. The guys played Buy or Sell, which included a discussion about the future financial worth of Lauri Markkanen. In this week's 3Peat, the guys ranked the top three Bulls moves they were most...


Best in Class

Following the release of the NBA Rookie Survey, more discussion about Wendell Carter Jr. kicks off this week's episode. Edward and Salim discuss if NBA rookies are justified in believing that Carter can have the best career of any player in his class. They also played Over/Under on some Bulls topics and introduced a new segment called "3Peat" where they each ranked their Top-3 favorite post-Michael Jordan Bulls performances. That led to a conversation about Jimmy Butler and whether he'd be...


Rookie Fever

Edward Shuler and Salim Suterwalla broke down the NBA's top rookies and weigh Wendell Carter Jr's chances of making the All-Rookie First Team. In an off-topic discussion, the two talked about Michael Porter Jr.'s accidental like of a comment against Luka Doncic. This transitioned into a flashback to the NBA Draft and how we might have felt if Porter did wind up in Chicago. They also gave their thoughts on 'Chandler Hutchison and what we can expect from his rookie season. The episoded wrapped...


27 to 28 (with Edmond Hartnett)

Edmond Hartnett of Contested Layups joins Salim Suterwalla and Edward Shuler for this week's episode of Bulls Gold. The three discussed the Over/Under lines for the Bulls and decide whether or not the projections are fair. They also looked at the Bulls NBA schedule and explain just how meaningful the team's season opener against Philadelphia could be. Each of the guys also give their most anticipated game for the season and Edward asks the guys whether this season's home game against...


Fitting The Pieces (with Mark Karantzoulis)

Mark Karantzoulis of BullsHQ and Bulls Gold contributor Salim Suterwalla join Edward Shuler for Episode 6 to discuss the progress of the Bulls rebuild. The three discuss the Bulls top players, examine how they fit next season and if fans should be optimistic about the team's current position. They discuss the Bulls veterans Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday, and their roles for the upcoming season. There's also reaction to the Cleveland Cavaliers signing David Nwaba and if Chicago was justified...


Bobby Digital

Episode 5 of Bulls Gold starts with Bobby Portis and his value to the Bulls moving forward. Portis had a breakout season in 2018 and we'll look at what exactly he did to improve his game. Portis is now in a situation to challenge the team's goal of asset accumulation. Just how far can the team go to retain Portis? We also take a look at Zach LaVine's recent interview with NBC Sports Chicago and why it's an encouraging read. Music: "The Way" by DarkSun is licenesed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0. No...