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Cash Considerations Podcast: Bulls at the break featuring The Athletic’s Stephen Noh

Cash Considerations Podcast: Bulls at the break featuring The Athletic’s Stephen Noh

a wide-ranging convo about the Bulls at the ASB It may be the All-Star break, but there’s no break for Cash Considerations. On this episode, Ricky and Jason are joined by The Athletic’s Stephen Noh to talk all things Bulls. Stephen gives reasons why you should watch the rest of this season, and there’s plenty of chatter about Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and the Bulls’ improved offense under Jim Boylen. They go on to hit on a variety of other topics surrounding the Bulls and their future, and Ricky also has some thoughts about Jerry Reinsdorf’s other team, the White Sox,...
Feb 20, 2019
Otto Porter Jr. is helping the development of his teammates, an actually good rebuild move

Otto Porter Jr. is helping the development of his teammates, an actually good rebuild move

optimistic Bulls take from The Ringer A smart person believes in the Chicago Bulls. Over at The Ringer, Jonathan Tjarks writes that not only is the Bulls rebuild trending in the right direction, but also that the pre-trade deadline acquisition of Otto Porter Jr. was a critical move for a franchise looking for traction and stability. There was concern that Porter would be asked to do too much outside the shadow of John Wall and Bradley Beal, but instead he’s blossomed so far. Porter has averaged 22.5 points per game on 62.1/57.9/77.8 shooting splits in four games with the Chicago Bulls....
Feb 18, 2019
Lauri Markkanen shines with 21 points in 2019 Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend

Lauri Markkanen shines with 21 points in 2019 Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend

fun dunks! With Zach LaVine opting against participating in the Slam Dunk Contest, Lauri Markkanen was the only Bulls representation in Charlotte for All-Star Weekend. (Unless you want to count Michael Reinsdorf!) While Markkanen’s Team World lost 161-144 to MVP Kyle Kuzma and Team USA, the Bulls big man enjoyed a nice showing with 21 points on 9-of-17 shooting to go along with six rebounds in 22 minutes. These games obviously feature little to no defense, so big numbers aren’t all that impressive, but it was still nice to see Markkanen perform well in a game loaded with outstanding...
Feb 14, 2019
Otto Porter highlights: a career-high 37 points as newest Bull helps blow out Grizzlies

Otto Porter highlights: a career-high 37 points as newest Bull helps blow out Grizzlies

first home win of 2019 Bulls management is now likely feeling pretty good heading into the all-star break (whether they should is a different question), as the Bulls earned their 2nd win in the Otto Porter era and now have ended the franchise-worst 11 game home losing streak with a 122-110 win over the Grizzlies Wednesday night. The Bulls offense continues to look much better than it first did under Jim Boylen, with him allowing (and Porter’s addition helping facilitate) more open play in terms of ballhandling and shot-taking. And in this one Porter himself was the star, going for a...
Feb 13, 2019
Bulls vs. Grizzlies Game Preview and Open Thread

Bulls vs. Grizzlies Game Preview and Open Thread

Jo is back again Chicago Bulls (13-44) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (23-35) 7 p.m., United Center Injury Report: After taking a hard spill against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, the Bulls didn’t have point guard Kris Dunn practice yesterday and he’s listed as questionable to play tonight against Memphis. For The Grizzlies, Kyle Anderson is out with a shoulder injury. Mike Conley missed their game last night with an illness but is expected to play. Grizzlies Lineups: The last time Joakim Noah played in a game at the United Center was Nov. 4, 2016. Every single time he steps onto the United...
Feb 13, 2019
Bobby Portis says he has nothing bad to say about Bulls, says bad things about Bulls

Bobby Portis says he has nothing bad to say about Bulls, says bad things about Bulls

Bobby Portis opens up about the trade, says Gar lied It’s no secret that Bobby Portis took his trade from the Bulls to the Wizards hard. The deal went down right before the Bulls faced the Pelicans last Wednesday night, and there were multiple anecdotes about how down he looked as he left the United Center. Portis then made waves with these string of tweets, but when the Bulls faced Portis and his new team over the weekend, he said he was just having “fun”: Bobby Portis says he was disappointed to be traded but doesn’t have hard feelings toward #Bulls. His tweets are just...
Feb 13, 2019
Cash Considerations Podcast: The Bulls are finally running a competent NBA offense

Cash Considerations Podcast: The Bulls are finally running a competent NBA offense

Otto Porter Jr. first impressions! Cash Considerations is back to give first impressions about the Otto Porter Jr. era in Chicago. Jason and Ricky talk about the Bulls’ improved offense with Porter in the fold, and they toss bouquets at the recent progress of Lauri Markkanen. They touch on #TheReturn of Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker to the United Center, and then answer a variety of fan questions to finish out the show.
Feb 11, 2019
Giannis, late Bucks run too much for Bulls

Giannis, late Bucks run too much for Bulls

that’s 11 straight home losses The Bulls competed well with the Bucks for three out of four halves in Milwaukee earlier this season, and Monday’s game at the United Center continued that trend of Chicago surprisingly sticking close with one of the league’s most dominant teams. The Bulls stayed within striking distance of the Bucks all night and used an 11-0 run late in the fourth quarter to trim a 14-point deficit down to three, but Milwaukee answered with a 12-0 run of its own to secure a 112-99 victory. The Bulls have now lost a franchise-record 11 games in a row at home and also...
Feb 11, 2019
Bulls vs. Bucks Game Preview, Injury Report, Lineups

Bulls vs. Bucks Game Preview, Injury Report, Lineups

Giannis likely playing, so that’s a wrap Bulls vs. Bucks 7pm, NBCS Chicago Injury Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo is likely playing, after missing the Bucks last game that they totally biffed. Mike Budenholzer: “We will probably put this (game) in the trash can and move on.”— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) February 10, 2019 Unfortunately for those who want to see old favorites plus GarPax humiliated every now and then (or daily?), no “Niko’s back” tonight. He has still yet to play since being acquired by the Bucks at the trade deadline, coming back from a calf injury....
Feb 11, 2019
After 3 years projecting they’re smarter than the league, the Bulls gave up with the Otto Porter trade

After 3 years projecting they’re smarter than the league, the Bulls gave up with the Otto Porter trade

cap space is no longer an asset, yet another change in direction The Bulls trade deadline acquisition for Otto Porter looks to be a good fit on the court, and they didn’t give up much in the deal. But as acknowledged by the team itself, there was a sacrifice in the opportunity cost with forgoing future cap space. We are realistic in terms of what the free agent market is. We’re not in the position to go after the big names, the franchise changers. We’re looking at things realistically. We also looked ahead to this summer and even the summer beyond, looked at available wings and...
Feb 10, 2019
Bulls vs. Wizards recap and highlights: Chicago’s defense gets torched at home yet again

Bulls vs. Wizards recap and highlights: Chicago’s defense gets torched at home yet again

Bradley Beal dropped 30 points and the Wizards bench scored 64 The visiting Washington Wizards - with new additions Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker - added to Bulls’ home misery last night putting up a huge score to win 134-125. The Bulls are now 5-22 in their home arena this year and have lost their last 10 games there. They did score 125 points, and outside of three-point shooting (6-24), the Bulls offense actually had a decent night. Four of the five starters scored in double digits, led by 26 from Zach LaVine and 20 from Lauri Markkanen. Wayne Selden had yet another good shooting...
Feb 9, 2019
Bulls vs. Wizards game preview and open thread

Bulls vs. Wizards game preview and open thread

the Portis-Parker-Porter bowl The Bulls looked fun and better in their game last night in Brooklyn, a large-margin victory behind the highest scoring game of the season. New acquisition Otto Porter Jr. was great, going 4-5 from three and 3-4 from two to finish with 19 points. But another team that was having fun last night was the Washington Wizards, who were playing their first game since trading Otto Porter for Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker. They also secured a win, though it was against the true drudgery that is the Cavaliers. And Portis had 30 points off the bench with Parker getting...
Feb 9, 2019
Bulls vs. Nets recap: Chicago wins big with another big-scoring Lauri Markkannen game and Otto Porter’s fine debut

Bulls vs. Nets recap: Chicago wins big with another big-scoring Lauri Markkannen game and Otto Porter’s fine debut

Lauri Markkanen scored 30 points again and Otto Porter Jr. seemed like he couldn’t miss Well that was a fun game of Chicago Bulls basketball! And the type of performance we haven’t seen much from them this year: the offense was clicking, they looked like they were enjoying themselves, and in the end they notched a big win on the road. All five starters scored in double figures, and team had 30 or more points in 3 of the 4 quarters in the 125-109 win over the Brooklyn Nets. This was their highest point total of the season, and it was accumulated efficiently on a TS% of 65.4%. Everyone...
Feb 8, 2019
Bulls vs. Nets Game Preview and open thread

Bulls vs. Nets Game Preview and open thread

Bulls get firsthand look of what proper rebuilding looks like Chicago Bulls (12-42) at Brooklyn Nets (29-27) 6:30 p.m., NBC Chicago Sports Injury Report: The Nets get a major boost tonight with small forward Caris LeVert set to play for the first time since Nov. 12 when he sustained a dislocated right foot. In 14 games before the injury, LeVert exploded for 18.4 points per game. Spencer Dinwiddie is out after undergoing thumb surgery on Jan. 28. We don’t know yet if Otto Porter Jr. will make his Bulls debut. As for the rest of the roster, outside of the known injuries there are a couple...
Feb 8, 2019
double-dose of podcasts on the Otto Porter Trade

double-dose of podcasts on the Otto Porter Trade

A double dip of Cash Considerations and BullsHQ The Bulls took part in a fun 2019 NBA trade deadline by trading Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis and Otto Porter Jr. Here’s some trade reaction from two of your favorite podcasts. First, Jason and Ricky on Cash Considerations: Cash Considerations returns for a special post-trade deadline episode. Jason and Ricky both laud the Bulls for acquiring Otto Porter Jr. and discuss how he’ll fit into their future plans. We also discuss the Robin Lopez buyout situation and get a few digs in at Jim Boylen and the Bulls’ front office along the way....