On this episode of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Matt Peck react to the Bulls agreeing to a 3-year deal with free agent Thaddeus Young.
Editor’s note: This podcast was recorded on Sunday evening before the Jimmy Butler to Miami deal
0:45 Matt Peck’s reaction after his Outsider debate vs See Red Fred
2:00 Reaction to Thaddeus Young deal
3:10 On what sold Young on the Bulls
5:00 On how Young fits in with the Bulls
6:10 Kendall on the impact Young will have on locker room
8:50 How does this impact Bulls pursuit of a veteran point guard- reaction to Brodgon deal
11:45 A bit behind the scenes of our free agency special show, more options at point guard
13:55 Is Cory Joseph the right fit?
16:10 Bulls still have need for a backup wing?
17:35 Kendall on why he still likes Hutchison in the Bulls rotation
19:45 Biggest surprises on day one of free agency
22:10 Kendall takes a moment to give Vincent Goodwill a hard time
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Host Jason Goff is joined by Bulls commentator Stacey King to discuss his time with the Bulls during the best decade in franchise history, the 90s. Stacey tells a detailed story of his first interactions with the Bulls, Phil Jackson, and Michael Jordan.
(1:22) - Being drafted by the Bulls
(4:10) - Doug Collins started the Bulls championship run
(8:20) - "After I was introduced as a Bull, Doug Collins was fired"
(9:15) - Almost getting into a fight with Phil Jackson
(16:57) - Animosity with Phil Jackson early in his career
(17:46) - 1st NBA game with Michael Jordan
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After much speculation as to just how loaded the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest would be, we now have a better idea of how the field will actually look. Though the full lineup is not out yet, we know that Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is competing in the contest, hoping to bring back the excitement that surrounded the event when he was the star of it from 2007-09. The next name rumored to be competing was standout Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant but he has indeed declined an offer to the event.
According to sources that spoke to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Morant is focused on "good health for the duration of the season."
Morant is having a stellar rookie season that has led many to believe he will take home the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year honors. He is averaging 18 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game on 49.4% shooting from the field, 40.7% from the 3-point line, and 80.4% from the free throw line. Morant's excellent play currently has the Grizzlies in the eighth and final playoff spot in Western Conference.
Morant did suffer an injury, resulting in back spasms, after a very serious fall into the baseline camera operator on November 25 in a game against the Pacers in Indiana.
There is still no official word as to whether or not Bulls star Zach LaVine will participate in the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, as the belief is he wants to see if he will make the Eastern Conference All-Star team first. High-flying Miami Heat wing Derrick Jones Jr. is expected to receive an invite and accept it with the news of Morant declining, though it has been reported before that Jones—who was a runner-up in the 2017 dunk contest while with the Phoenix Suns—will definitely compete in Chicago.
The 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest takes place in Chicago on February 15, a day before the All-Star game.
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