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Bulls Talk Podcast

The Bulls Talk Podcast takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. With television host Jason Goff, insider K.C. Johnson, beat writer Rob Schaefer and producer Tony Gill breakdown 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 released every Tuesday and Friday.

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Ep. 69: Kendall compares Markkanen to a future Hall of Famer

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue react to the Bulls loss to the Cavaliers and another impressive outing from Lauri Markkanen. Kendall compares Markkanen to a future Hall of Famer. Plus, why LeBron James will never leave the East, and the MVP-caliber start for Giannis. Also, is Jordan Bell’s success in Golden State a mark of failure for the Bulls? That and more on the latest edition of the Bulls Talk podcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #1

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Ep. 124: Should the Bulls retire #1 for Derrick Rose?

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Will Perdue react to the Bulls preseason loss to the Bucks and discuss their concerns on the defensive, and offensive end of the floor. Plus is Bobby Portis emerging as the team leader? And on Derrick Rose’s 30th birthday, the trio look back at his career with the Bulls, and debate if the team should retire #1 and hang Rose’s jersey from the United Center rafters. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

5 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Ep.134: Injuries continue to plague the Bulls, should the team pursue a trade for John Wall?

In the latest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, the Athletic’s Bulls beat writer, Darnell Mayberry joins Mark Schanowski to discuss Denzel Valentine’s season-ending ankle injury (2:25) and what to watch for with Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Bobby Portis all scheduled to return to the line-up in the coming weeks. Should the Bulls pursue a trade for John Wall? (16:00) And, is Charlotte high-scoring point guard Kemba Walker a realistic target in free agency next summer?(13:30)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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Ep. 114: K.C. Johnson on the perception the Bulls pulled a 180 in their rebuild

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, K.C. Johnson joins Mark Schanowski and Kevin Anderson to talk about the Bulls offseason and if the team has really pulled a 180 in their rebuild. K.C. also clues us in on the progression of Wendell Carter and Chandler Hutchison this summer, plus if he thinks the Bulls are a likely playoff team next season. He’ll also share his favorite player he’s covered on the Bulls and how he expects Jabari Parker’s addition to impact Lauri Markkanen’s progression.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Ep. 139: Breaking down the decision to pull Jabari Parker from the rotation

Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and David Watson discuss Jabari Parker’s removal out of the Bulls rotation and the impact it has now and in the offseason.0:45 - Reaction to the surprise that Parker is out of the rotation2:10 - Kendall on why he thinks this decision is a mistake3:20 - Responding to Parker’s postgame comments reacting to the decision6:15 - On difference between playing Parker at PF vs SF defensively9:05 - What this move means for the ‘plan’ with this franchise11:30 - Are Bulls close to trading away a player?12:10 - Kendall on why he’s concerned long-term with how the team is treating Parker13:45 - On potential impact in free agency 15:40 - On the public perception with Parker being benchedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Ep. 21: Mark Schanowski goes 1-on-1 with Cameron Payne

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kevin Anderson break down the Bulls loss to Denver and how they are trending in the wrong direction defensively. Plus Mark goes 1-on-1 with Cameron Payne, who talks about his development as a player and his pregame dance routines with Russell Westbrook. Kevin and Kendall also disagree on who would have the edge in a Golden State – Cleveland finals rematch.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

1 Mar 2017

Rank #6

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Ep. 29: Bulls Win Game 1 In Boston

On a special edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue break down the Bulls’ Game 1 win in Boston. The guys discuss Bobby Portis’ big night in his playoff debut, Jimmy Butler’s defensive contributions and preview the rest of the series.Also, hear postgame interviews from both coaches along with Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo and Bobby Portis.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51mins

17 Apr 2017

Rank #7

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Ep. 119: Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely on Kyrie Irving’s future; 5 burning questions for the Bulls

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, and Kendall Gill are joined by Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely. They’ll discuss the secret to Brad Stevens’ coaching success, and why Kyrie Irving is keeping his options open for next summer. Plus Kevin Anderson joins Mark and Kendall to answer 5 burning questions for the Bulls heading into training camp including if Zach LaVine and Jabari Parker can both become elite offensive players again.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

35mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. 125: Impact of moving Jabari Parker to the bench; reliving the Vincent Goodwill era

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Athletic Bulls beat writer Darnell Mayberry explains the dynamic behind moving Jabari Parker to the bench, and the evolution of Bobby Portis on and off the court. Mayberry also clues us in on if Portis will get an extension before the season starts and looks back at covering the Thunder with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden. Plus Kendall Gill, and Vincent Goodwill on his last day with NBC Sports Chicago, join Mark Schanowski to talk about the Jimmy Butler situation, and to relive Vinnie’s tenure covering the Bulls.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40mins

12 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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Ep. 133: Reaction to the Bulls loss to Dallas and how Kevin Durant REALLY hates flying with turbulence

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kelly Crull react to the Bulls loss to the Mavericks, Zach LaVine shouldering the offensive load, and Kelly’s time covering the trio of Durant, Westbrook, and Harden in Oklahoma City 0:45 - Kelly’s initial thoughts on covering the Bulls and what she’s learned about this team2:35 - Kendall on the Bulls trying to avoid the ‘habit’ of losing, why hope is there4:10 - On Lauri Markkanen’s rehab, and viral video of LaVine giving encouragement7:00 - On team waiting for return of injured players so staff and FO can evaluate entire roster8:25 - on LaVine’s workload and how it’s becoming a burden for the star12:40 - Kelly on covering the Thunder with Durant, Westbrook, and Harden and if they regret keeping that team together14:30 - Kendall on his experience with Hornets and not keeping that young team together16:40 - Kelly’s story of Kevin Durant getting really freaked out by turbulence during a flight18:10 - Kendall shares Kevin Garnett’s unusual pregame ritual with showersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

21mins

13 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Bulls hire Arturas Karnisovas as new VP of Basketball Operations

The Bulls moved quickly and found their guy. Arturas Karnisovas is the new VP of Basketball operations for the Chicago Bulls replacing previous holder of the title John Paxson. Host Jason Goff is joined by KC Johnson, Rob Schaefer, and Tony Gill as they discuss what does this mean for the future of the Bulls and what comes next after the hire.(1:44) - The process that led to the hiring of Arturas Karnisovas(5:36) - What type of executive is Karnisovas?(13:14) - Why didn't the Bulls interview a minority candidate?(19:50) - How will the Bulls their front office and scouting department?(25:34) - What does this mean for the future of Jim Boylen?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

29mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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Ep. 30: Breaking down the Bulls' Game 2 win in Boston

Mark Schanowski, Will Perdue and Kendall Gill discuss the Bulls' 111-97 win over the Celtics in the second game of their first-round playoff series. The guys talk about the biggest performers in the victory and the Bulls heading back to Chicago with a 2-0 series lead.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

19 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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Ep. 128: Reaction to Kris Dunn's knee injury and where Bulls go from here

Kelly Crull, Mark Strotman and Will Perdue react to the news that Kris Dunn will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. 00:55    Strotman reacting to the injury, expectations now for team3:00       Perdue on impact on defense4:55       Expectation on who will get majority of minutes moving forward at PG7:40       Where Bulls are mentally as a team now11:30    How Hoiberg will approach the options at point guard12:55    Will the Bulls consider tanking again?14:50    Making the case for LaVine to run point with Blakeney at the 216:05    How Dunn’s injury could impact Markkanen’s returnSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

18mins

23 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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Will Coby White get a chance to start and Boylen's late game timeouts

NBC Sports Chicago podcast producer Tony Gill fills in for host Jason Goff and is joined by Bulls writer for NBC Sports Chicago Rob Schaefer and Bulls beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune Jamal Collier as they discuss Coby White's hot streak, the Kobe Bryant memorial service, and Jim Boylen's late game timeout usage.(2:12) - Kobe Bryant's memorial service was a reminder that he's gone(10:30) - Jamal Collier's first impression of the 2019-2020 Bulls(21:18) - Should Coby White start the remainder of the season?(33:48) - Jim Boylen's timeouts and Zach LaVine's reaction to those timeouts(47:06) - The 2019-2020 Milwaukee Bucks are one of the greatest teams in NBA historySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

58mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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NBA All-Star 2020 weekend recap and Bulls front office changes?

NBA All-star Chicago was a massive success and will be remembered for years to come. Tony Gill fills in for host Jason Goff, as he is joined by Rob Schaefer to recap everything that went on in the city during All-Star weekend. Later on, in the pod they discuss the reporter rumors that the Bulls are ready to change things up in the front office.(0:56) - Experiencing All-Star weekend in Chicago(5:00) - Stories of All-Star Weekend(11:00) - NBA doesn't fear change of the norm(18:00) - Should Derrick Rose been more a part of All-Star weekend?(24:00) - Bulls are rumored to be changing the front office(34:00) - Will the Bulls find the best candidate possible?(40:00) - Which Bulls to watch for in the last stretch of the NBA seasonSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

47mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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A deep dive into new Bulls VP Arturas Karnisovas

The Bulls new VP of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnisovas has already hit the ground running and started to make hires. But who is he? What are his ideas and plans for the Bulls and what is his vision? Filling in for host Jason Goff, Leila Rahimi and Rob Schaefer discuss and find the answers to these questions with Mike Singer, Denver Nuggets beat writer for the Denver Post.(1:09) - The hiring of Arturas Karnisovas is the most significant move they've made in years(7:56) - Karnisovas is respected by both players and coaches around the NBA(18:00) - There was no way Karnisovas was accepting Bulls job if cupboard was bare (24:00) - Karnisovas emphasizes player development(33:00) - How might Karnisovas handle current coach Jim BoylenSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37mins

12 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Ep. 115: Reaction to Vegas betting against the Bulls next season

On the latest Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill discuss how Jabari Parker’s arrival will impact the Bulls’ rotation, and the pressure Parker will face in playing for his hometown team. Plus, the guys go through the NBA over-under win totals posted by the Westgate sports book. Are the Bulls a lock to go over 27.5 wins, and which other teams were dealt a bad hand by the Vegas oddsmakers?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

8 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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Ep. 154: Finally... A Winning Streak!

Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Will Perdue react to the Bulls' first 3-game winning streak of the season after Zach LaVine & Lauri Markkanen led the way in a big win over Boston. The crew discusses the victory over the Celtics, what the future holds for Robin Lopez (4:30), the re-energized play of LaVine (7:30), what kind of a jump the team can make next season (11:15), and the effect Otto Porter has had on the court and in the locker room (15:30).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

24 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Ep. 175: Vincent Goodwill talks Draft picks, Jimmy Butler and the Bucks

In our latest Bulls Talk Podcast Mark Schanowski is joined by Yahoo's Vincent Goodwill. The guys discuss just how far Cam Reddish will fall. (2:00) Will Coby White be a reach at 7 overall or should the Bulls trade their top pick? (4:30) With a clear need at point guard, Vincent explains why Mike Conley would be a perfect fit for the Bulls. (10:09) Will Jimmy Butler get a max deal to stay in Philadelphia? (15:12) Do the Bucks have a chance to unseat the Warriors? (17:00) And the guys discuss how Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving could coexist in New York. (19:50)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

17 May 2019

Rank #19

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Ep. 212: Loss in New York raises a lot of questions

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Leila Rahimi is joined by Kendall Gill, Will Perdue, and Kevin Anderson to discuss the Bulls after their 1-3 start.1:00 - What isn’t working with the Bulls right now?5:15 - On Markkanen’s inconsistent play and the Bulls struggling to close out games8:00 - Kendall on the analytics and approach to 3 point shooting12:10 - On the Bulls personnel and is their prolific 3 point shooting the right approach?15:20 - Kendall and Will on the worst teams they played on18:30 - Overall concern about the 1-3 start20:30 - Will on Zach LaVine not being named a captain23:25 - On Otto Porter’s slow start and his minutes limit28:25 - On Zach LaVine and his role in the offense33:25 - Concern over the point guard role with Satoransky and Dunn not providing much scoring38:55 - The domino effect of Otto Porter struggling40:50 - Where is Daniel Gafford?44:10 - Kendall on why he wants a practice with no 3 pointersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #20