Locked On Bulls is back from the weekend and the guys are joined by SB Nation NBA and college basketball writer Ricky O’Donnell. The guys talk about the state of the Bulls from the positives of Wendell Carter Jr. and Zach LaVine. Is Zach LaVine the real deal? Who has impressed you the most so far with such a depleted team? The guys also get into the bad, what the Bulls are going to do with Jabari Parker, and is there any hope at all for him to turn around a mundane start?
The guys get into whether or not Justin Holiday or Robin Lopez will draw any interest at the trade deadline. Will the Bulls consider moving Bobby Portis? The guys also get into some of the topic prospects in the country, why Zion Williamson is every bit as good as we thought and more, and where the Bulls realistic will end up when the season is over. Are there any prospects that could move up or down the draft board by the time March Madness rolls around? The guys see if Ricky thinks Fred Hoiberg will be around to see another season with this Bulls team. All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls.
Bulls hit midseason, time to accelerate pursuit of Zion Williamson
I can already picture Zion’s first dunk at the United Center… it’s glorious.
Locked On Bulls is back with a fresh episode, the guys kick off the show by discussing the Bulls five-game west coast road trip that starts Wednesday night in Portland. The guys talk about what they expect from the Bulls, whether they’ll see LeBron James or not, and not letting Klay Thompson have another historic night.
Just how bad have the Bulls been at shooting threes compared to the rest of the teams around the league? Jordan Maly pulls the analytics for this Bulls team since Jim Boylen took over and the results are not that surprising. Boylen told the press this week that “…other teams are going to play that style, that’s not what we’re going to do right now” in reference to a question about the Nets shooting 46 three-pointers to the Bulls 18 on Sunday.
The rest of the episode is dedicated to the Locked On Bulls listeners, Jordan and Matt answer Bulls fans questions and voicemails in their weekly mailbag episode. You can interact with the show by texting or calling (331)-979-1369.
Are the guys worried about Duke’s Zion Williamson and his ability to play the wing position in the NBA? “Absolutely not, even if he’s playing all his minutes at the four in college I don’t care. You draft a player like Zion for his transcendent talent and figure it out later” Jordan Maly says. The guys talk about Zion’s incredible year already at Duke and when the last time there was such a consensus on the No. 1 prospect this early.
Some of the other topics on the show include which Eastern Conference teams are the ones to be worried about for the next five years, caller compares the Knicks and Bulls as landing spots for top free agents including Kevin Durant, and so much more on Locked On Bulls.
Will the Chicago Bulls be in play for Duke’s Three Alphas?
Locked On Bulls is back with a fresh episode, the guys kick off the show previewing the Bulls matchup tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans. The guys discuss the main storylines include Nikola Mirotic’s first opportunity to play the Bulls since being traded. How will the Bulls be able to stop MVP candidate Anthony Davis tonight? The guys discuss the possibility of letting Robin Lopez back into the mix for the sake of not getting killed on the boards again tonight. Who will step up and help be the secondary scoring option alongside Zach LaVine?
Locked On Bulls gets their first taste of college basketball action last night with a majority of the top NBA prospects in action. The guys discuss at length Duke’s R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson, and Cam Reddish as a potential top-end lottery talent. The guys discuss how each could fit with the Bulls and whether or not they will be bad enough to land one of Duke’s Three Alphas.
To wrap up the show, the guys talk about Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier is unhappy with playing time. Will he try and force a trade and will the Bulls pick up the phone? The guys give their short and sweet response. They also dive into a conversation about the Wizards blowing things up, unloading core pieces, and whether or not Otto Potter contract dump piques your interest. All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls.
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