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Bulls Talk Podcast

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The Bulls Talk Podcast takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. Television host Jason Goff, insider K.C. Johnson, and producer Tony Gill break down the Bulls in an informed and entertaining way you won't get anywhere else. Featuring guests and reporters who cover the Bulls and the NBA. Episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday.

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The Bulls Talk Podcast takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. Television host Jason Goff, insider K.C. Johnson, and producer Tony Gill break down the Bulls in an informed and entertaining way you won't get anywhere else. Featuring guests and reporters who cover the Bulls and the NBA. Episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday.

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English


Episodes

Celtics expose major gap between being competitive and championship ready

2/23/2024
On the latest Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson discuss the bigger picture from the Bulls' most recent loss to the Boston Celtics (0:56). The guys discuss the gap between the two teams and what Artūras Karnišovas needs to do to keep up (9:59). Later in the pod, the guys break down the tough upcoming schedule for the Bulls (17:51) and discuss DeMar DeRozan's mental health podcast "Dinners with DeMar" and the importance of bringing awareness to mental health to men and athletes (21:38). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:07

Tough mailbag questions about Bulls' future and NBA All-Star Weekend woes

2/20/2024
On a new Bulls Talk Podcast with K.C. Johnson, Jason Goff and Kevin Anderson, they break down their thoughts and concerns about NBA All-Star Weekend (1:30). Later, they take fan questions about the state of the Bulls including expectations for Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan this offseason (9:43). They also discuss what a successful season for the Bulls look like (23:18), one thing they want to see the Bulls do this offseason (45:39) and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:54:16

Why Coby White's game-winning attempt vs Cleveland was a big growth moment

2/15/2024
On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, K.C. Johnson, Kevin Anderson and Tony Gill dive into Coby White's game-winning attempt vs. the Cavs and why it's a significant milestone for the Bulls' guard (3:19). K.C. shares the teaching moment he witnessed after the game with DeMar DeRozan and Coby in the locker room (11:00). Plus, they discuss the speculation that the Bulls will add a player in the buy-out market (18:08) and the latest on Patrick Williams' injury (21:00). Finally, Kevin dives into the numbers after Billy Donovan said he wants to look at the analytics during the All-Star break (35:05). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:07

Is it enough for the Bulls to just be competitive?

2/13/2024
On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson, Kevin Anderson and Tony Gill break down Ayo Dosunmu's career night against the Atlanta Hawks (1:18) and what has changed for him this year (5:15). Later, they breaks down Bulls VP Artūras Karnišovas' comments after the trade deadline and his goal of wanting the Bulls to be competitive (15:24). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:53

Breaking down the Bulls moves at the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline

2/8/2024
The 2024 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone and the Bulls stick with their guns and opted out of making any deals this year. To recap the deadline, Kevin Anderson, K.C. Johnson, and Kendall Gill discuss if the Bulls made serious offers, what are the Bulls trying to accomplish with this team, what are their expectations for Artūras Karnišovas and if the Bulls are on a pathway to winning. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:52

How will Zach LaVine's season-ending surgery impact what Bulls do at trade deadline

2/5/2024
On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson react to the news that Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season (1:23). They discuss how that could impact what the team does at the trade deadline (8:23), plus the latest rumors involving DeMar DeRozan, Alex Caruso, and Andre Drummond (10:47). Will Bulls' fans see 'continuity' for another season (14:40)? Plus, the latest on Lonzo Ball's recovery (22:51), the quirk in the NBA rules that has Doc Rivers coaching the Eastern Conference All-Stars, and how Joel Embiid's injury might impact the Bulls (30:31). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:15

Zach LaVine foot injury sidelines him until AFTER the trade deadline

2/2/2024
Bulls guard Zach LaVine is expected to be sidelined until after the NBA trade deadline with right foot inflammation. Bulls Insider K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson break down the injury update and discuss whether it will prevent the Bulls from trading him and if they are still looking to trade him (1:31). K.C. provides details on how Torrey Craig is progressing and when fans can expect to see him back on the court (5:36). Later, the guys break down Julian Phillips' growth (11:17), discuss if Coby White will participate in the 3-point Contest during All-Star Weekend (15:07), break down how the new 65-game rule is impacting the NBA (28:43) and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:33

Coby White’s continued impact, Julian Phillips shines and trade deadline discussion

1/29/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Will Perdue joins Kevin Anderson to discuss the Bulls 104-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers (0:18). They discuss Coby White’s impact on the game and the season so far (3:52). Is White a foundational piece of the roster? Later, They break down Julian Phillips' performance in Portland, where he posted a career-high 11 points (13:19). Finally, they discuss the looming trade deadline and if a deal for Zach LaVine can get done before it closes (18:31). Plus the incredible week of scoring in the NBA with two 70-point games and if the league is better for it (38:09). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:53:41

An honor for Alex Caruso and the latest on Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball

1/26/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson discuss the latest rumors surrounding Zach LaVine’s potential trade (3:01). What are the odds that he will still be with the team after the trade deadline? Later, they break down the Bulls’ latest loss to the Lakers on Thursday night (12:10). They also talk about Alex Caruso’s improved offense and being named to the pool of candidates for the Olympic team (18:35). The two also give an update on Lonzo Ball’s recovery (26:10). Finally, they discuss the 2024 All-Star selections and who could be the coach for the Eastern Conference (28:27). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:49

Reacting to Bulls loss to Suns and Coby White’s evolution

1/23/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson recap the Bulls' loss to the Suns on Monday night. They discuss Kevin Durant’s 43-point outing and the Bulls blowing a 23-point lead. They also look at Coby White’s evolution and his continued growth during the season. Later, they discuss Zach LaVine’s injury and if it impacts the trade market. Is the team better with or without LaVine? Finally, they discuss Joel Embiid dropping 70 points on Monday night and the Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah reunion. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:39:02

Zach LaVine injury, trade rumors and mid-season impressions of Bulls

1/19/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson discuss the ankle injury Zach LaVine suffered during Thursday night's game against the Raptors. Plus, the very latest on trade rumors surrounding LaVine and other members of the team. They dive into the LaVine discourse from the fans and what his value is to the Bulls. Later, they break down the first half of their season, and K.C. hands out his mid-season grade. They discuss which player among LaVine, DeRozan, and Vucevic has made the biggest impact on winning this season. Plus, why has Jevon Carter been absent from the rotation, and how is Carter handling it? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:59

How the Pistons recent trade could impact a Bulls, Zach LaVine deal

1/16/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Spotrac's Keith Smith joins Kevin Anderson to discuss all things salary cap. They start by breaking down the Pistons-Wizards trade (1:04), and Keith dives into how teams like the Pistons, can use their salary cap space (3:32). Later, they discuss what a hypothetical trade involving Zach LaVine would look like (7:08) and how outsiders perceive the Bulls (7:48). They also talk if the Play-In Tournament has been a success (14:00). Finally, now that we are halfway through the season, they analyze which teams in the East (26:54) and West (35:25) are contenders this season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:24

Ring of Honor ceremony overshadowed by fans booing Jerry Krause's widow

1/13/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Will Perdue joins Kevin Anderson to recap the Bulls’ Ring of Honor ceremony. They start by discussing Jerry Krause’s widow being booed during the ceremony (00:17). Later, Will talks about the gala that was held on Thursday night and reuniting with some of the players he played with and against (17:31). Finally, they discuss who should be in the next Ring of Honor (26:10) and how the momentum of the game shifted after the fans booed Krause (36:26). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:51:42

In-depth look at the Bulls new Ring of Honor with Michael Reinsdorf

1/11/2024
On a special episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Bulls' CEO Michael Reinsdorf joins K.C. Johnson to discuss the Bulls' Ring of Honor. Reinsdorf reveals how the decision was made to start the Ring of Honor, how the selection process works, what future classes might look like and more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:28:32

Optimism and concern from the Bulls' 2-game sweep over the Hornets

1/9/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson recap the Bulls sweeping the Hornets in their home-and-home series (00:22). They break down Zach LaVine’s performance in his first two games back from injury (3:12). They also discuss when fans can expect Nikola Vučević and Zach LaVine back in the starting lineup (9:53) and how will it impact Andre Drummond’s performance? Later, they discuss the way the Bulls played in the final minutes of regulation and Monday night (14:50). Finally, they preview the Bulls’ Ring of Honor ceremony that is taking place on Friday, January 12 (23:12). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:32:11

Imminent return and the future of Zach LaVine with Bulls

1/4/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson, Jason Goff and Kevin Anderson share updates on Zach LaVine's injury. What are they expecting from his likely return Friday night against Charlotte (1:27)? They also break down the team's most recent losses, and how LaVine's return could impact their scoring (2:48). Later, they break down the most recent trade rumors surrounding LaVine (16:09). What should Bulls' fans be prepared to get in return for him? Finally, they discuss why the Bulls need to make a decision about their future with DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso (32:40). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:41:02

Kendall Gill on Zach LaVine's potential return to the lineup, Coby White's season and more

1/2/2024
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Kendall Gill joins Kevin Anderson to discuss the latest news surrounding the Chicago Bulls. They discuss Zach LaVine heading to the G-League Windy City Bulls to start a more intense rehab stint (2:52). Later, they discuss Coby White’s performance this season and what it will take for him to make it to the All-Star Game (16:03). He also talks about his son Phoenix going through the college basketball recruitment process and how it’s changed since he went through it (22:37). Finally, Kendall shares his thoughts about Patrick Williams’ development (30:38). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:09

2020 NBA Redraft: Who do the Bulls select at No. 4?

12/29/2023
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson are redrafting the first 12 picks of the 2020 draft. But first, they talk about Tyrese Haliburton's big night against the Bulls (:22), Nikola Vučević's progress (7:20), and how Andre Drummond has looked at taking over the role as starting center (9:30). Later, they redraft the top 12 picks for the 2020 NBA Draft (14:37). Who do the Bulls pick at No. 4? Finally, they discuss the minor update about Lonzo Ball's rehab (31:54) and the Detroit Piston's historically bad season (35:06). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:54

Andre Drummond has historic night with loss of Nikola Vučević to groin injury

12/27/2023
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson discuss the latest news surrounding the Chicago Bulls, starting with Nikola Vučević's groin injury (00:19). They discuss Andre Drummond's big night vs the Hawks on Tuesday (2:43). How much of an impact will he have with Vučević out of the lineup? Later, K.C. shares an update on Zach LaVine's injury and when fans can expect him to return to the lineup (6:07). Then, they talk about DeMar DeRozan's impact on the team since LaVine has been out (10:45) and their new hammer award (14:24). Finally, with the season almost halfway over, they discuss who the true championship contenders are (22:40) and when fans can expect to see the Bulls start making moves (29:43). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:35:55

Are Bulls back on track after going 8-3 over last 11?

12/22/2023
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson discuss the good vibes and feeling around the team after going 8-3 over their last 11 games (00:22). Despite a poor shooting night, they were able to pull out a win against the Spurs (3:57) and Andre Drummond was a massive part of that due to his defense on Victor Wembanyama (5:33). Later, K.C. shares his first impressions of Wemby and how he has impacted the game (8:27). Will he win Rookie of the Year or will Chet Holmgren walk away with that title? The duo also discusses the starting five’s massive improvements from the first 20 games to their most recent 10 games (15:30). They break down Patrick Williams’ recent performance (19:10). Finally, they talk about Torrey Craig’s injury (22:59) and if Dalen Terry is ready for the increased minutes he is going to see in Craig’s absence (25:24). Can the Bulls keep up this pace with some winnable games coming up on a season-high, six-game homestand? (34:44)? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:37:59