Bulls Talk Podcast

NBC Sports Chicago

The Bulls Talk Podcast takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. With television host Jason Goff, insider K.C. Johnson, 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 Thursday.

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United States

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The Bulls Talk Podcast takes you inside the Bulls and around the NBA. With television host Jason Goff, insider K.C. Johnson, 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 Thursday.

Language:

English


Episodes

All-Star reserves reaction, Michael Jordan vs. LeBron debate with Chris Mannix

2/3/2023
On this episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix joins K.C. Johnson to discuss the NBA All-Star Reserves selection. Mannix talks about who he voted for as starters and the worst omissions in coaches' voting for reserves in this year's All-Star Game. Later, the two debate who is the GOAT, Michael Jordan or LeBron James. Finally, they discuss what Mannix thinks the Bulls should do at the NBA trade deadline. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and...

Duration:00:29:08

Patrick Williams growth, Coby White and Alex Caruso trade rumors

1/31/2023
The Bulls are coming off a much-needed win against the Orlando Magic and are back in Chicago for a four-game home stretch. Tony Gill, K.C. Johnson and Will Perdue break down the win and how Patrick Williams is slowly becoming a factor this season. The guys also discuss what moves they think the Bulls will make at the trade deadline and the rumors swirling around Coby White, Alex Caruso and Nikola Vučević. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:54:35

Is Zach LaVine's injury impacting the Bulls?

1/27/2023
The Bulls' win streak ended with a bad loss to the Indiana Pacers, and Zach LaVine seemed to be hindered by a hand injury. How will this injury impact him and the Bulls in a set of very winnable games? Tony Gill, K.C. Johnson and Tori Rubinstein break down Zach LaVine's injury and if it impacts his play. They also discuss Tuesday's brutal loss to the Pacers and if the Bulls' bad habits are returning. Finally, the crew remembers Kobe Bryant and NBA analyst Sekou Smith. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:32:23

Alex Caruso's health and Patrick Williams growth push Bulls forward

1/24/2023
The Bulls are playing good team basketball of late and propelling themselves to a 3-game winning streak after beating the Atlanta Hawks at home. With Alex Caruso finally healthy and Patrick Williams being more aggressive, what can the Bulls achieve? Tony Gill, K.C. Johnson and Jason Goff break down why the Bulls are on a streak and if the Bulls can continue this week as they fight to get back to .500. 1:36 - Alex Caruso being back healthy is a key to Bulls success 8:07 - Patrick Williams...

Duration:00:30:10

Bulls beat Pistons in Paris, France

1/20/2023
The Bulls make the trip to Paris and come up with the win. Will they be able to continue the success back home? Tony Gill, Jason Goff and live from Paris, K.C. Johnson discuss the Bulls win over the Pistons in the city of love. The guys also discuss the importance of the Bulls being in France, the NBA selecting the Bulls to play, how the team spent their time there and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:23:39

Exclusive interview with Bulls VP of basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas

1/16/2023
When the Bulls last played in Paris in 1997, the opponent’s leading scorer in the championship was none other than Artūras Karnišovas. Now he runs the Bulls’ basketball operations. Karnišovas joins the Bulls Talk Podcast to detail his compelling backstory, which included facing Michael Jordan and the 1992 Dream Team in Lithuania’s first Olympics as an independent country and receiving KGB clearance to play at Seton Hall. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:52:03

Bulls first half breakdown and a special shoutout

1/12/2023
Tony Gill, K.C Johnson and Jason Goff discuss the first half of the season as the Bulls push for a playoff spot. K.C. also gives an update on DeMar DeRozan's injury. Later, they discuss Zach LaVine's scoring streak and predict how the rest of the season will go. Finally, the guys give a special shoutout to Bulls reporter and friend Rob Schaefer. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:23:28

Bulls beat Nets, examining DeRozan vs. LaVine crunch time usage

1/5/2023
The Bulls get the unlikely win against the surging Brooklyn Nets as the Bulls push for a playoff spot continues. Rob Schaefer, K.C. Johnson and Tony Gill discuss how the Bulls pulled off the upset and how this win can push them forward. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the clutch time usage between DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine after Billy Donovan responded to how he chooses to coach in those situations — oftentimes by allowing DeRozan to take the majority of those shots. See Privacy...

Duration:00:46:11

Bulls lose to Cavaliers, New Year hopes for the Bulls

1/2/2023
The Bulls are coming off a close loss to the division rival Cleveland Cavaliers, another game where Bulls star Zach LaVine didn’t see the ball much in crunch time. K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer and Tony Gill discuss Zach’s comments on his lack of touches in close games and why he isn’t seeing the ball in those moments. Later in the pod, the guys discuss their favorite moment of 2022 for the Bulls and what they hope for in 2023. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California...

Duration:00:38:35

Will Bulls put together a streak after big Milwaukee Bucks win?

12/30/2022
In an exciting matchup at the United Center, the Bulls beat the championship contending Milwaukee Bucks in overtime. Is this the win the Bulls need to get their season back on track? K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer and Tony Gill break down the win and how the Bulls can get back into the playoff picture. The crew also discusses the Grayson Allen kerfuffle, DeMar DeRozan’s 40-point outing, and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:43:24

Can Billy Donovan, Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan figure it out before the NBA trade deadline?

12/27/2022
The Bulls suffered another debilitating loss, this time to the young and scrappy Houston Rockets. After the Bulls won 3 straight on the road, why did they lay an egg against the worst team in the West? K.C. Johnson, Rob Schaefer and Tony Gill discuss the long-term impact of the loss and debate which of "The Big 3" should be moved for this era of Bulls basketball to succeed. Strap in Bulls fans, we have you covered. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:38:38

How serious is disconnect in Bulls' locker room?

12/22/2022
The Bulls pulled out a much-needed win against the Miami Heat. But is all well in the Bulls' locker room? Rob Schaefer, K.C. Johnson and Jason Goff discuss the latest on the Bulls and whether the players are splintering after the significant loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, or if they are they finding ways to come together. Get the inside scoop on what's happening with the Bulls with the best coverage on the beat, the Bulls Talk Podcast. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:01:02:55

An honest look into Artūras Karnišovas, Billy Donovan and the LaVine-DeRozan relationship

12/19/2022
The Bulls are sliding and sliding fast. After one of the worst losses of the year, it’s time to ask: Are the Bulls problems bigger than they can handle? In an extensive and detailed episode of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Rob Schaefer, Tony Gill and Will Perdue break down the Bulls' loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who or what is to blame for these losses and if the Zach LaVine DeMar DeRozan relationship is breaking down. All that and a lot more on the Bulls Talk Podcast! See Privacy Policy...

Duration:01:11:03

Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks mini series review

12/16/2022
The Bulls are facing the Knicks in back-to-back games after dropping Game 1 in overtime. K.C. Johnson is joined by New York Knicks beat writer for Newsday Sports Steve Popper to discuss the Chicago players on the Knicks, Derrick Rose and Jalen Brunson, Tom Thibodeau's approach to these games and more. K.C. and Rob also give updates on Lonzo Ball and how the Bulls will move forward this season. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:42:32

Breaking down Hawks OT loss and NBA names MVP after Michael Jordan

12/13/2022
In a jam-packed episode, Rob Schaefer, K.C. Johnson and Tony Gill discuss the crushing loss the Bulls took to the Atlanta Hawks in overtime. They also break down the Bulls mini-series against the New York Knicks. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the NBA's announcement that the regular season MVP trophy will be named after Bulls great, Michael Jordan. All that and much more! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at...

Duration:00:43:51

Billy Donovan switches up the lineup as schedule lightens up

12/9/2022
After a bad stretch of games, the Bulls get a win against the Washington Wizards at home. Will the team be able to tally a good stretch of games? K.C. Johnson and Rob Schaefer discuss the win and if there's a winning streak coming. They also break down Billy Donovan announcing that Alex Caruso and Javonte Green have officially replaced Ayo Dosunmu and Patrick Williams as starters until further notice. Is it a good move? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:00:33:57

DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine and Nikola Vučević need to play better, or the Bulls are done

12/6/2022
With the Bulls coming off a disappointing West Coast road trip, Rob Schaefer and Jason Goff take fan questions about the struggling Bulls and if there is light at the end of the tunnel. The guys discuss their thoughts on if giving Billy Donovan's extension was premature, who gets traded first off the Bulls, why the Bulls' defense is inconsistent, what it would take for the Bulls to trade a core piece, and much more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy...

Duration:01:06:15

Is the Bulls signing Billy Donovan to quiet extension great for the future?

12/2/2022
With this season and next still left on his contract, Bulls head coach Billy Donovan gets a contract extension from the Bulls to be in Chicago long term before this season started. Why the secrecy? Jason Goff, Tony Gill and Rob Schaefer discuss the Billy extension and how the Bulls signed him. The crew also discuss the issues with the current roster and a lot more. (0:30) - Remembering the Jim Boylen Era (10:20) - Is there a player on the Bulls who will get in people's faces (33:19) -...

Duration:00:53:51

Did the Bulls give up on Lauri Markkannen too early?

11/28/2022
The "What-If" story continues as former Bull Lauri Markkanen continues to shine for his new team, the Utah Jazz. What does Markkanen feel about his time in Chicago? Markkanen joins K.C. Johnson to discuss his time as a Bull, why he's playing so well now and much more. Also in the pod, Rob Schaefer joins K.C. to react to the interview and discuss the Lauri Markkanen era of Bulls basketball and whether fans should be cautious about giving up on Patrick Williams too soon. (8:56) - Lauri...

Duration:00:38:54

Bulls beat the surging Celtics after Zach LaVine benching

11/22/2022
The Bulls break a downward spiral by beating the red hot Boston Celtics on Monday night. Will they be able to build momentum after a great win? Rob Schaefer and K.C. Johnson break down how the Bulls beat the hottest team in the NBA after some really bad losses. The guys also discuss Zach LaVine's response in the Celtics game and the upcoming road trip for the Bulls. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:31:16