Bulls Podcast #43

It’s the Chicago Bulls Podcast 43 hosted by Marcus Couch and Wyse Black. We’re covering the Bulls loss to the Cavs, Way Too Early ROY Odds and predictions for the upcoming week.  

Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from BullsPodcast.com. This is where we bring you the latest news, reviews, rants, rumors and opinions on the players, coaches and front office of the Chicago Bulls.

We’ve got several topics for this episode. Including:

  • Bulls vs Cavs Recap
  • Way too early Rookie of The Year Odds
  • Game predictions for the coming week

In celebration of Bulls Podcast Episode #43, we celebrate another #43.. Corie Blount, who wore #43. As a Bull he played 4 seasons total, playing in 231games total. 

  • June 30, 1993: Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (25th pick) of the1993 NBA Draft.
  • June 30, 1995: Sold by the Chicago Bulls to the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • July 31, 2002: Signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.
  • March 2, 2004: Waived by the Chicago Bulls.

Initially drafted for his athleticism, Blount developed a reliable midrange jumpshot over the course of his career, and he retired in 2004 with 2,287 career points and 2,690 career rebounds. He also appeared as himself in the 1996 film Eddie.

Bulls vs Cavs Recap

The Bulls played the Cleveland Cavs tonight. The Bulls XXX the game by the score of 117 to 111. It seemed to be the Tristan Thompson vs Otto Porter show for the first half. The Bulls maintained a steady 8-10 point lead and let the Cavs get back right before halftime.

The 3rd quarter featured a lot more back and forth, with the Bulls and Cavs trading leads on several series and exchanges.

In the 4th, Tristan Thompson took over for the Bulls/Cavs and sealed the game down the final 2-minute stretch, closing out the game with 23 points 10 rebounds, 5 blocks.

Kevin Love had 17 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists for the Cavs.

For the Bulls it seems like we’re calling the storage armory and getting out the TANK.. ALREADY.

Lauri Markkanen had 16 points and 8 rebounds

Otto Porter Jr had 15 points 5 rebounds and 3 assists and for a long stretch seemed like he was the only Bull really trying hard out there.

Thad Young played well in the first 3 quarters but became a liability down the stretch.

What is Luke Kornet doing Granted he had 9 points on 4-6 shooting, but just 2 rebounds for a 7 foot 1 guy?

Coby White had only 8 points in 20 minutes on the floor. Shooting just 3 for 12 and only 1 assists.

Team Performance

The Bulls are -57 rebounding through 5 games, the second-worst rebounding margin through 5 games in the last 7 NBA seasons

Tomas Satoransky and Kris Dunn are a combined 16-of-51 overall and 2-of-16 from 3 to start the season.

Lauri seems to be less and less of a driving playmaker in the games this season. 

Zach said he was mad that they were pissing away games and that they should have a flipped record of 3-1 (yesterday) right now.. And he goes out and basically shits the bed in Cleveland on 6-14 shooting, no rebounds and 2 assists.

Way too early Rookie of The Year Odds

There is an updated odds card already making the rounds for Rookie of the Year candidates, or at least according to who Las Vegas thinks it will be.

Coby White is actually 4th on the list of favorites, with Zion right above him at #3 with Ja Morant the #2 favorite to take rookie of the year. The top pick of the bookies for ROY this year is NY Knick Duke standout RJ Barrett. 

So Right now with White at #4 with +700, I would be able to go to Vegas and lay down $100. If Coby wins it, I win $700. Vegas must have hacked into the Pelican’s front office or at least Zion’s doctor. If we were to lay down $100 on Zion, we would take home $400 if he won it. NO ONE would have guessed this a month ago. We were talking about the next LeBron. It looks like Zion is going to be injury-prone in the NBA, and he hasn’t even played a single game yet!

Overall, the BULLS next 15 games look like this. 

  • – DET (2x)
  • – @ IND
  • – vs. LAL
  • – @ ATL
  • – vs. HOU
  • – vs. NYK
  • – MIL (2x)
  • – vs. BRK
  • – vs. MIA
  • – @ CHA
  • – POR (2x)
  • – @ GSW

What is our record after all these teams by the time we are sleeping off our Thanksgiving Turkey? This looks bad people. The tank is out of the armory and heading onto the field.

So lets at least predict our next few games for the coming week

Friday, November 1st – The Bulls visit Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit.


Wyse: L

Marcus: L

Sunday November 3rd the Bulls stay on the road and head to Indiana to take on the Pacers in Indianapolis in an afternoon game.


Wyse: W

Marcus: L

Then Tuesday, the hype train rolls into Chicago and the United Center as the Bulls take on LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the LA Lakers. 


Wyse: L

Marcus: L

Then Wednesday, November 6th, The Bulls hit the road again to take on Jabari Parker, Trae Young, and the red hot Atlanta Hawks. I saw Jabari make the NBA top 10 plays yesterday, so that’s cool to see him thriving somewhere.


Wyse: W

Marcus: L

Marcus was just on the Bully Pulpit podcast, which was a total blast. Frankly, I was just testing out some jokes for my MAIN ROUTINE which I’m going to test out when Wyse and I are going to be guests on Bawl! On Bulls with Big Dave and C-Dub. I am REALLY looking forward to that and I might revive the game show over there too..


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Until next time, Thank you for listening everyone, Go Bulls!