From summer league (over?) reactions to 13th man speculation, we somehow find a way to extensively discuss a Bulls off-season mostly full of inactivity. We also look into other news and moves around the league, including Team USA mini-camp and how the East is shaping up.
We discuss the beef between Thibs & Gar Forman, the free agency signing of Mike Dunleavy Jr., and who the Bulls may sign next at the veteran minimum. We also review the biggest winners of the off-season thus far and whether Dwight Howard made the right decision.
It's the offseason in the NBA right now, but that doesn't mean we can't get excited for next season! Spurring that excitement today is a new interview with our hometown hero Derrick Rose via Bulls TV. This is particularly worth sharing since Rose has been mum for much of the previous season, where towards the end, he drew an immense amount of attention for #TheReturn that wasn't. I personally think that got way out of hand, but I'll spare you the essay on the topic. Let's instead look forward as the Bulls will be championship contenders once again in '13-'14.
In the interview above, D. Rose sheds some light on his mental state throughout a tough last season, some behind the scenes looks into his day to day work and communication with Coach Thibs (the missed call anecdote is great), and leaves us on a couple of powerful messages transcribed below.
On any personal goals for next season:
"There is only one goal and that is to win the championship."
On any message to the fans about last season:
"Me sayin' it is somethin' totally different. I think me going on the court and showin' 'em will let 'em know it was the right decision."
He'll let his game do the talking. The end of October can't come soon enough!
We 3-man weave our way through Thursday night's NBA draft and discuss whether the Bulls' picks were the right fit for the team. We also take a look at other noteworthy events of the past week including the blockbuster Nets/Celtics trade, Dwight Howard's free agency, LaMarcus Aldridge's "trade request" and "the return"... of JL3?
We are back with the first episode in over a month and we've brought along special guest KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. We run the gamut of offseason topics - from free agency to the draft to of course, Derrick Rose. If you're missing the Bulls (or just want to cure your hangover from celebrating the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory last night), we got you covered. It's never too early to start thinking about the team's chances next season. Hopefully winning is contagious between "Madhouse" roommates.
We take a quick look back at the Miami series and the season as a whole with our disappointment still offset by pride. Given the circumstances, the 2012/13 Bulls were incredibly entertaining and still managed to overachieve. We also dip into some offseason speculation and project next season's roster. Finally, we offer our bold (dumb?) predictions for the remainder of the playoffs. Thank you all for listening and a fun season!
We analyze and discuss how the Bulls fell short in Game 3 despite their valiant effort. What needs to change heading into Monday's Game 4? Even though the series is far from over, we also examine the Bulls chances against the Heat in the future with a full roster and try not to sulk in this year's lost opportunity. Be sure to also listen to the very end to help celebrate the show's birthday!
Hello Brooklyn! And last week, it was Goodbye Brooklyn for Nate Robinson and the Chicago Bulls. After the team's Game 7 win and Game 1 upset over Miami, the city is swept with #SeeRed fever. And that's not to discount the Blackhawks as the city is fully behind them for their playoff run. Needless to say, it's an exciting time to be a Chicago sports fan.
But to bring it back to the topic at hand, Nate Robinson's State Of Nate web series gives us a TV-style behind-the-scenes look at the life of a rising NBA star. Nate Rob's latest episode, filmed and directed by TeeJay Regan comes at a quick turnaround, documenting his stay in New York City for the Bulls' first round playoff series versus the Brooklyn Nets. This was one of the series' best episodes yet as Nate took us on a tour of numerous shopping boutiques all across the borroughs (with Rip Hamilton), dinner at his favorite spot in the city with Daequan Cook and Taj Gibson, and of course a little insight into the day of the game. Some other highlights: the art work he got presented to by @ArtMobb and all of the fans he has from NYC (from when he used to be a Knick), most notably the taxi driver in the beginning.
If you don't have the time to sit with this at this moment, at least check out the new NBA ad spot for Nate Rob: "We Are All Watching: Nate Robinson". Chilling! Definitely give State Of Nate a look-see above when you do get the time, and get amped for a big Game 3 at the Madhouse on Madison tonight! #GoBulls
The battered, but not broken Bulls stunned the rested, but rusty Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals, and we try to make sense of it all. Listen in as we bask in the glory of arguably the greatest two game stretch in Bulls playoff history. How is this happening? We don't really know, but no hyperbole is safe. One game doesn't make a series, but does one game have us drinking the kool-aid? We also fulfill our contractual obligation to talk about Derrick Rose for 10 minutes too long.
The Bulls Show MEME of the Week (1 of 2 below)
How do you celebrate the most improbable playoff win in Miami? With a rapper in the club, of course... and in Vlad Rad's case, dressed like a tourist in his licensed team apparel. I went and got the 2nd picture from the future, obviously. - Nillz, Bulls Show (1st photo via Rip Hamilton's Instagram).