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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.






Blow It Up

It's time for the Chicago Bulls to blow it up. We react to the past few weeks of news surrounding Zach LaVine's trade request, his beef with Billy Donovan and what the market for his trade looks like. We talked about Vucevic's regression and if the Bulls have locked themselves into a bad contract for the forseeable future. We also looked at the mistakes of the front office and wondered whether they'll learn from them in the next build of this team. We also discussed the trade value of Alex Caruso and Demar DeRozan, and whether the report of the front office wanting to retain both players is realistic. We ended with a conversation about what this team could look like after all the veteran pieces are moved, and why Patrick Williams time to prove himself one way or another is on the horizon.


Bulls Fall Short In Overtime Against Phoenix (w/ Big Dave)

Big Dave of CHGO joins us for reaction to the Bulls overtime loss to Phoenix including Alex Caruso's impact on the team. We picked back up on our discussion of Zach LaVine and his situation after his disappointing performance in the 4th Quarter and OT against Phoenix. We also discussed the team's slow start to the season and wondered what could be the first domino to fall if the Bulls decide to clean house. We also got into Patrick Williams slow start and wondered what he needs to start showing more consistency on offense.


We Got the Jazz (w/ Elias Schuster)

Bleacher Nation's Elias Schuster joins us for reaction to the Bulls win over the Jazz and the last stretch of games. We get into the recent impact of Jevon Carter, and wonder when his role will start to expand. We also looked at Patrick Williams play off the bench so far, and discussed if we're concerned about his slow shooting start. We then get into the Bulls Big 3 and the consistent reasons why the trio is not working well together. We end the show with a discussion on how Zach LaVine's future with the Bulls will play out this season.


Bulls-Pacers Post-Game Show (w/ Larry Golden)

We're joined by Swish Theory's Larry Golden minutes after the Bulls 112-105 win over the Pacers. We give our immediate reactions to the game and the first week of action for the Bulls in the regular season. We also got into the Bulls shot profile, Patrick Williams tough start to the season, starting lineup decisions, and our confidence in the team going into the remainder of this week's games.


The Marathon Begins (w/ Matt Peck)

CHGO's Matt Peck joins us to discuss the beginning of the Bulls regular season. We start with the news of Patrick Williams not receiving an extension from the Bulls, and discussed the chances of him getting a lucrative deal next summer. We get into starting lineup decisions at point guard and power forward, and wonder if Williams is better suited off the bench to begin the season. We also discussed the importance of the Bulls getting off to a good start with a favorable home schedule to start the season, gave our win/loss predictions, and more.


Coby White Impresses in Preseason Opener (w/ Will Gottlieb)

CHGO's Will Gottlieb joins us for reaction to the Bulls first preseason game. We got into Coby White's game, observations about Patrick Williams, lineups and rotations, and discussed the Bulls efforts in improving their shot profile. We also wondered if there's cause for any concern with Dalen Terry's game. We also discussed what an extension for Patrick Williams might look like and if there are any roadblocks to expect during talks.


2023 Bulls Media Day Reactions (w/ Larry Golden)

Swish Theory's Larry Golden joins us for reactions to the Bulls 2023 Media Day. We talked about the Bulls continued desire to change their shot profile and moving faster on offense. We also got into the things we're looking forward to seeing when the Bulls begin preseason on Sunday. We also discuss the Bulls starting PG competition and wondered whether there's a chance that Coby White could win out. Finally, we close the show with reactions to the Bulls rumored involvement in the Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday trade discussions over the last couple of weeks.


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.