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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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    • 4.4 • 352 Ratings

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.

    Billy Donovan's coaching legacy and Bulls' Summer League insights

    Billy Donovan's coaching legacy and Bulls' Summer League insights

    On the latest Bulls Talk Podcast, hosts Kevin Anderson and K.C. Johnson delve into K.C.’s article about Billy Donovan and his son Billy Donovan III’s journey to becoming the head coach of the summer league team and the Windy City Bulls (0:56). They discuss Billy Donovan III's serious approach to coaching and his potential NBA aspirations (7:42), and how Billy Donovan supports his son’s independent path (9:50). The duo also covers Matas Buzelis' impressive summer league performance and set realistic expectations for his season (16:16). They debate the Bulls' projected starting lineup and potential perimeter defense issues (20:00), and explore Julian Phillips' development in his second year (25:22). Lastly, they analyze Bronny James' performance in the Summer League as he prepares to face the Bulls and his NBA prospects (27:36). Tune in for an engaging episode packed with insights and analysis!

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    • 36 min
    Major takeaways from Bulls management and the future of Zach LaVine

    Major takeaways from Bulls management and the future of Zach LaVine

    On the latest Bulls Talk Podcast, Kevin Anderson, K.C. Johnson, and Tony Gill dissect the latest comments from Artūras Karnišovas and Marc Eversley and the implications for the team's future. Bulls management hints at more roster changes (1:30) and reveals why they chose to stick with DeMar DeRozan last season (5:11). They discuss the value placed on young players over draft picks (7:35) and the likelihood of Zach LaVine staying with the team (9:30). The three dive into how LaVine might react to being publicly available for trade (15:33) and how the defensive trio of LaVine, Coby White, and Josh Giddey will perform (18:15). With national media skepticism (27:25) and the motivation to keep the 2025 first-round pick (36:57), this episode is packed with insights. Finally, they break down Matas Buzelis' summer league performance and his confidence on the court (40:00). Don't miss this in-depth analysis and more!

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    • 50 min
    Chicago Bulls' Matas Buzelis talks being drafted by hometown team, rookie year goals and more

    Chicago Bulls' Matas Buzelis talks being drafted by hometown team, rookie year goals and more

    On the latest Bulls Talk Podcast, Matas Buzelis opens up about his whirlwind experience since being drafted by his hometown team and draft night experience being documented on the "The Break, presented by The General". He shares his journey from his love for basketball (2:22) to joining the Bulls and adapting to Windy City Bulls coach Billy Donovan III (4:50). Discover his goals for the Summer League and his rookie year (7:33), why he thinks he fell to the 11th pick (9:15), and his thoughts on the jump from high school to the G-League (12:00). Matas also reflects on playing for a team he once rooted for (15:00) and reveals what excites him most about being an NBA player (17:30). Don’t miss this exclusive interview filled with insights and personal stories!

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    • 19 min
    End of era: Assessing DeMar DeRozan’s Bulls tenure and sign-and-trade return

    End of era: Assessing DeMar DeRozan’s Bulls tenure and sign-and-trade return

    On the latest Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson break down DeMar DeRozan’s sign-and-trade to the Sacramento Kings and his three-season tenure in Chicago. They discuss what the Bulls will miss most from DeRozan and assess his fit with the Kings. They also explore the potential for Chris Duarte in Chicago and if the two second-round picks acquired could help facilitate other moves. One of those potential moves is the ongoing trade saga of Zach LaVine. K.C. and Kevin also take an early guess at Billy Donovan’s lineup and potential rotation now that the Bulls have 15 players under contract. It’s another jam-packed episode.

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    • 34 min
    Unraveling the Future: Zach LaVine’s and DeMar DeRozan's Uncertain Paths

    Unraveling the Future: Zach LaVine’s and DeMar DeRozan's Uncertain Paths

    On the latest Bulls Talk Podcast, K.C. Johnson, Kevin Anderson and Tony Gill dive into Zach LaVine's and DeMar DeRozan's intertwined futures. They discuss the currently dwindling options for both players (3:25) and the chances they might not be on the roster by opening night (4:51). Insights from NBA agent Rich Paul defending LaVine's professionalism (7:31) and the Bulls' struggle to get traction on trading LaVine (17:38) are explored. The hosts also discuss DeRozan's lack of a contract (31:00) and whether he could return to the Bulls (36:32). Lastly, they ponder Nikola Vucevic’s fate if both stars leave (45:35). Don't miss this episode packed with insider information and critical analysis!

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    • 49 min
    Are the Bulls rebuilding or retooling? Plus, big trade rumors and salary cap problems

    Are the Bulls rebuilding or retooling? Plus, big trade rumors and salary cap problems

    Join hosts K.C. Johnson and Kevin Anderson as they dive into the latest Chicago Bulls buzz! This episode kicks off with the Bulls signing Jalen Smith to a 3-year, $27 million deal (0:39). The Bulls are targeting young, proven NBA talent (2:00), with Jalen Smith potentially serving as insurance for a Vooch trade (2:52). The conversation then shifts to the team's youth movement (4:22) and the possibility of DeMar DeRozan heading to the Clippers following Paul George's departure (6:28). K.C. speculates on DeRozan’s future with the Bulls (8:13), while Kevin warns of the salary cap dangers with both DeRozan and LaVine on the roster (10:32). K.C. discusses the Bulls' struggle to trade Zach LaVine (12:00), the potential need to let DeRozan walk if LaVine stays (16:58), and the team's dilemma between the two stars (18:55). The episode wraps up with a discussion on whether the Bulls are rebuilding or retooling (21:00) and the surprise of Torrey Craig picking up his player option (23:00).

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
352 Ratings

352 Ratings

Chubobri ,

2023 Bulls direction?

Great background interview with AK. I Can’t understand why there was virtually no talk about the current and future state of the Chicago Bulls.d

Ehebdicyhrbrosodjneb ,

KC carries water for the worst franchise in sports

I dont know how kc poops with jerrys hand up in there

Greekguy11 ,

My favorite podcast

If you love the Bulls this is the podcast for you. All summer I listened to these guys when we had no basketball. I always look forward to hearing new episodes!

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