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Bulls fans are split on the idea of investing in Zach LaVine

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Locked On Bulls kicks off the show talking about Zach LaVine and potential interest from other teams. The guys kick around the idea of the Sacramento Kings being a potential suitor and how it turned into a split decision among the fan base about re-signing LaVine. How much ends up being too much for the Bulls to match this summer? What would it look like if LaVine signed elsewhere? The guys give their final consensus on what ultimately happens with LaVine.

The second segment, Locked On Bulls discuss some of the national media attention the Bulls have received in the past few weeks. The guys see if the views across the league and on a national scale match those of Bulls fans. It leads them to a conversation about potential free agents available in 2019 and 2020, and whether or not fans should trust the idea of star free agent signings coming to Chicago.

The guys take a few questions which include comparing college statistics to players in the NBA and how they turned out, whether or not that information is useful, what a 1+1 contract means, and who from the Chicago Bulls has the ugliest shot of all-time? All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls.


Jordan Maly is a writer and podcast host who originates from Naperville, IL. He is a graduate of Indiana University. Jordan’s history of coverage includes the Indiana Pacers, Indiana University Athletics, and NCAA basketball. Jordan currently writes for SB Nation’s BTPowerhouse and FanSided’s Busting Brackets. Jordan’s previous work has been featured on Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, Seth Davis Draft House, FanSided, and the Chicago Tribune.

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Chicago Bulls signing Jabari Parker would make little to no sense

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Locked On Bulls spends the entire episode breaking down the rumors about the Bulls ties to restricted free agents Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker, and a possible deal with Oklahoma City Thunder to take on Carmelo Anthony. The guys try and convince listeners that Jabari Parker does not fit on the Bulls, how much money he’s going to command, and why the Bulls already have a mirror image of Parker on their roster. If Parker’s deal is rescinded by the Bucks and an OKC deal falls through, will the Bulls actually sign Parker?

The guys spend some time talking about the Bulls rescinding David Nwaba’s qualifying offer, what it means in terms of negotiation with Nwaba, the likelihood that he is back on the roster next season, and what kind of market is still available for Nwaba. The guys briefly discuss Rodney Hood as a possibility the Bulls are looking into, but how it’s a gamble.

The guys wrap up the show talking about what they would need from Oklahoma City Thunder in order to take on Carmelo Anthony’s contract. The guys explain that Carmelo will not play a minute for the Bulls, whether or not it would be a win if OKC took Cristiano Felicio’s contract, and if there is any interest in Terrance Ferguson or Hamidou Diallo in a package? Jordan and Matt give their ultimate ‘must-haves’ in a deal. All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls.


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Who has the most pressure to perform next season among Bulls core?

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You have stumbled across the best Chicago Bulls show on the air. The voice of true Chicago Bulls fans lies here in this show. Hosts Jordan Maly and Matt Peck provide you with a daily dose of Chicago Bulls news and stories. We are Locked On Bulls.

Locked On Bulls is back with an interview with Chicago Bulls beat reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews). The guys ask how her experience at the NBA Summer League was, who she was most impressed with from the Bulls, and what expectations are for Wendell Carter Jr. in his rookie season.

Locked On Bulls also dives into her discussion with Wendell Carter’s mother, Kylia Carter, and what her impression is compared to how she was first seen by Chicago media. The guys shift to talking about the rebuild from a relatively new reporter, who needs to have the biggest impact next season from the core three (Markkanen, LaVine, Dunn). Who have the Bulls been talking about most among there young players and who is making the biggest impression this summer?

Some of the other topics covered include her love for the Warriors growing up, what she thinks about Kawhi Leonard’s situation, her conversation with Amar’e Stoudemire and so much more.


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Do Bulls fans believe Zach LaVine will live up to his potential?

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Locked On Bulls is back with a full hour of Bulls mailbag, a unique mailbag this week which includes the reaction from Bulls fans about Zach LaVine’s signing. The guys run through the text messages and voicemails left this weekend whether Bulls fans are in love with bringing LaVine back or skeptical that the front office overpaid.

Some of the voicemails include wondering if Bulls fans realize their own hypocrisy sometimes, how long will we have to wait to figure if this deal was advantageous for both the Bulls and Zach LaVine, what is the likelihood that LaVine turns into an all-star, who are some of the other NBA players in the past who have had ACL tears and gone on to have great careers, and what LaVine is going to bring to the table returning for a full season.

The guys debate whether or not bringing back Zach LaVine was the Bulls front office hedging their bets on free agency over the next two summers? Do Bulls fans have faith that a superstar (or two) will want to team up to play in Chicago with or without LaVine? The guys discuss both scenarios. Some of the other topics touched on including an extended conversation about playoff reconstruction and whether Butler x Irving was the Bulls front office grand scheme all along. All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls.


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