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From Norm Van Lier to Michael Jordan to Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls history is loaded with memorable shots, championship runs, and captivating players. ”Bulls Gold” focuses on the past, present, and future of the iconic franchise with weekly discussion, game recaps, and segments.


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From Norm Van Lier to Michael Jordan to Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls history is loaded with memorable shots, championship runs, and captivating players. ”Bulls Gold” focuses on the past, present, and future of the iconic franchise with weekly discussion, game recaps, and segments.






Is the Zach LaVine Trade Noise Real (w/ Joey Spathis)

CHGO Producer Joey Spathis joins us to discuss the latest Twitter trade rumors involving Zach LaVine. We also discuss the Bulls offseason and whether they'll actually see continuity pay off this season. We take another look at the Eastern Conference picture to see if there's any room for the Bulls to overachieve. We also talked to Joey about his experiences at CHGO and how it's shaped him as a Chicago sports fan.


Will Coby White Breakout This Season? (w/ Matt Gentile and Drew Stevens)

Matt Gentile and Drew Stevens of Rebuild-A-Bull join us for our 200th episode. We get into the Bulls schedule for the upcoming season and discuss how important it is for the team to get off to a hot start with a favorable opening schedule. We also looked at the Eastern Conference and wondered how much the landscape will change this season. We also talked Bulls Fest, and Marc Eversley's comments on the team's offseason. This led to a discussion on Coby White, and if Eversley's comments suggest a breakout season for White is in the cards.


Ayo Stays with the Bulls, and the Two-Way Dilemma (w/ Doug Thonus)

Doug Thonus of the Bulls Beat joins us for reaction to the Bulls re-signing Ayo, as we wonder if he'll be able to earn a consistent role in the rotation this season. We also got into Javon Freeman-Liberty's two-way deal with the Toronto Raptors and whether the Bulls got it wrong by not finding a place for JFL on the roster. We also talked Onuralp Bitim's two-way deal with the Bulls, looked at the Bulls win total upside with the current roster, and more.


Is Dalen Terry Passing the Summer League Vibes? (w/ Steph Noh)

Sporting News' Steph Noh joins us for reaction to the Bulls Summer League. We get into Dalen Terry's play and discuss whether Terry has a path to playing time this upcoming season. We also talked Javon Freeman-Liberty's play and wondered how the Bulls will proceed forward with him after a solid Summer League. We also get Steph's reaction to the Bulls offseason and if the team can realistically bounce back from last year with the additions of Jevon Carter and Torrey Craig


Bulls Sign Torrey Craig, and Dalen Terry Has to Play (w/ Larry Golden)

Swish Theory's Larry Golden joins us for reaction to the Bulls latest free agent signing in Torrey Craig. He helps us break down Craig's fit with the team, whether the Bulls could actually win more games this season, and how Craig's signing could affect Patrick Williams. We then shift to summer league talk, and discuss Dalen Terry's outlook and why the Bulls have to prioritize playing him this year. We also get into a little talk about Adama Sanogo and Julian Phillips. We also talk the Disabled Player Exception, who we're looking forward to seeing in Summer League, and some watercooler talk around the association.


Are the Bulls Dropping Dimes in Free Agency? (w/ Corey Tulaba)

Corey Tulaba of No Ceilings joins for reaction to the Bulls moves in NBA free agency so far. We discuss Coby White's return, Nikola Vucevic's contract extension and the signing and fit of Jevon Carter. We then turn to the Twitter-rumors of a potential Zach LaVine trade brewing and wondered whether LaVine could be linked to any of the major offseason trade developments. Corey also gives us his insight on Julian Phillips, Adama Sanogo, and Onuralp Bitim.


The Chicago Bulls Draft Julian Phillips (w/ Darnell Mayberry)

The Athletic's Darnell Mayberry joins us for reaction to the Bulls trading into the draft to select Julian Phillips and if it was a wise long-term move for the team. We also continued discussion on the likelihood of the Bulls making a significant trade with one of their veteran pieces. We also had reaction to AK's post-draft presser and wondered if his moves in free agency will align. We wrapped the show with a comparison of Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu and the chances the team brings back both players.


Will the Bulls Trade Zach LaVine? (w/ Big Dave and Matt Peck)

CHGO's Matt Peck and Big Dave join us for a pre-draft show. We discuss the rumored numbers Vucevic's extension and whether retaining him is a wise move. We also get into all of the trade speculation surrounding Zach LaVine and if the Bradley Beal deal has any ties to a potential move. This leads to a conversation about LaVine's negative career perception and why it could create a weaker trade market than deals for past all-stars. We also talked Lonzo Ball and how the team will proceed with his future, our draft expectations, and more.


Don’t Sleep on the Chicago Sky (w/ Stephen Pridgeon-Garner)

CHGO's Stephen Pridgeon-Garner joins us to discuss the Chicago Sky's start to the season. We talk the team's roster overhaul led by James Wade in the offseason, how they're building around Kahleah Copper, new acquisition Marina Mabrey, and where they'll end up finishing at the end of the season. We wrapped the episode with some Bulls talk on a possible new contract for NIkola Vucevic, an update on Lonzo Ball's future, and continued confusion about what exactly the Bulls can do this offseason to restore good vibes.


Should the Bulls Sell High on Zach LaVine? (w/ Will Gottlieb)

CHGO's Will Gottlieb joins us to discuss Zach LaVine's trade value and if this offseason is the Bulls last chance to get optimal value for their all-star. We all discuss the likelihood of a trade between the Blazers and Bulls, DeMar DeRozan's trade value, and Will's experience at the NBA Draft Lottery and Draft Combine.


The Bulls Have No Draft Picks (w/ Corey Tulaba)

Corey Tulaba of No Ceilings joins us to discuss the Bulls draft strategy without any picks in hand and second round and undrafted talent that could be of interest. We also reacted to some trade rumors and looked back on the 2022 Draft to wonder if Dalen Terry is still the right selection. Also discussion of Brandon Miller vs. Scoot Henderson, the Thompson twins, and more.


What are the Bulls Offseason Plans? (w/ Kris Amundson)

Swish Theory's Kris Amundson joins us to discuss the Bulls offseason plans, as we continue the discussion of retool vs. rebuild vs. run it back. We looked deeper into the front office's comments on changing the shot profile of the team for next season. We also look into Coby White's free agency to figure out if the Bulls will prioritize retaining him. Also, Kris provides a great review of Patrick Williams in this week's Project Pat segment, we discuss the NBA playoffs and give our current finals predictions, and Salim takes a victory lap on Jimmy Butler's elite postseason peformance.


The Bulls Offseason Begins (w/ Rob Schaefer)

Rob Schaefer joins for reaction to the Bulls play-in loss to the Miami Heat. We get into the perception of Zach LaVine after a bad performance in Miami, the front office's end of season presser, speculate about which players won't be in Chicago next season, whether retooling the team makes sense, and the chances of re-signing Coby White. We also discuss whether Bulls fans should be down on AK and Eversley and we get into some reaction from around the NBA in the playoffs so far.


The ”Bulls Almost Finished at .500” Afterparty (w/ Mark Schindler)

Mark Schindler returns to discuss the regular season finale after the Bulls defeated the Detroit Pistons. We got into predictions for the Bulls play-in game against the Raptors Wednesday and looked at how the two teams match up. We also wondered who the Bulls would want to face between Miami and Atlanta, if they beat Toronto. We also discussed Pat Bev's impact on the team, what went right and wrong for the offense and defense this season, Coby White's improvement and future with the team, and more.


LeBron is Too Small for Pat Bev (w/ Larry Golden)

Swish Theory's Larry Golden joins us to discuss what's been a solid March for the Chicago Bulls. We reacted to the Bulls win over the Los Angeles Lakers, complete with Pat Bev antics, and discussed why his acquisiton has been so necessary to the team's improved play. We looked at the play-in picture and wondered if the Bulls are peaking at the right time with eight games left. We also give Coby White his flowers, discussed why Ayo didn't take a jump this season, and got in our Project Pat bag to provide some perspective on the improvements he's made this season.


The Bulls Play-In Push Continues (w/ Morten Jensen)

Morten Jensen returns for reaction to the Bulls solid play in March and how Patrick Beverley has been instrumental in the team's performance. We wondered whether this play is meaningful for the team's direction and got into a conversation about what a rebuild or a retool could look like in the offseason. We also discussed what Zach LaVine's elite production after the all-star break means for his future in Chicago and we reacted to the latest Lonzo Ball injury update and what it means for his career.


Can Pat Bev Save the Bulls Season? (w/ Corey Tulaba)

Corey Tulaba of No Ceilings joins us to discuss his reaction to the trade deadline, Patrick Beverley's early impact on the Bulls, the Bulls shutting down Lonzo Ball for the season, the team's chances of making the play-in, and our guesses of what direction the team will go in during the offseason. We also got into some NBA Draft discussion and looked at players who could fit the Bulls if they end up getting a pick in the draft.


Are We Going to Sign Russell Westbrook? (w/ Will Gottlieb)

CHGO's Will Gottlieb joins for reaction to the NBA Trade Deadline, the trade rumors surrounding Zach LaVine, Vuc's future with the team, the chances of the Bulls making the play-in, and whether adding Russell Westbrook makes sense for the rest of the season.


2023 NBA Trade Deadline Show (w/ Big Dave and C-Dub)

Big Dave and C-Dub of Bawl! Sports join us for our annual trade deadline episode. We get into what direction the Bulls should take, which players are most likely to be dealt, which players should not be moved, targets from other teams, and much more. We also discuss the latest on Lonzo Ball, revisit Billy Donovan's secret contract extension, and the improvements the team is making game-by-game.


Big Things From the Big 3 (w/ Jackson Frank)

Jackson Frank joins us to discuss the play of the Bulls Big 3 during their 17-game stretch, Coby White and Patrick Williams development, the team's approach to the trade deadline, the Eastern Conference playoff picture, and more.