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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Yes, THE BULLS are on a 3-game win streak. Can they keep it going tonight against the Bucks?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Yes, THE BULLS are on a 3-game win streak. Can they keep it going tonight against the Bucks?

SportsTalk Live is on location at the United Center for Bulls Authentic Fan Night!

0:00- Mark Schanowski, Malika Andrews and Justin Roman join Kap to talk about the Bulls' 3-game winning streak as well as the rise of Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen.

11:00- Mark Carman joins the panel to talk about how the young Bulls are gelling and the buzz that's beginning to grow at the United Center.

18:00- Kelly Crull and K.C. Johnson join Kap to debate if the Bulls could be a playoff team as early as next season.

Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Zach LaVine gets no respect

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Zach LaVine gets no respect

On this edition of the Bulls Outsiders podcast, Matt Peck, Dave Watson, and John Sabine react to the week in the NBA and ‘list’ season.

1:45 - On Sports Illustrated top 100 NBA players list and the Bulls players, LaVine disrespect

13:10 - Which recent draft class would have the best starting five?

22:30 - Would Iman Shumpert be a good fit for the Bulls?

32:55 - Matt Peck goes on a rant that involves Wade+Melo

34:45 - Dave gives his top 5 PG’s of all-time

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NBA G League to introduce new, $100K prize tournament

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NBA G League to introduce new, $100K prize tournament

The NBA G League is introducing a new tournament format for their premier showcase games, starting in the 2019-20 season. 

The 2019 NBA G League Winter Showcase will take place December 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and it will feature all 28 teams in the league, with the winning squad taking home a $100,000 prize. 

Under the re-brand, the NBA G League Winter Showcase will see the teams seeded No. 1 through 28, with the top four seeds receiving a bye and advancing straight to the Championship Bracket. The remaining 24 teams will get placed into six separate four-team brackets. All games played at the Winter Showcase will count against G League regular-season records.

For a league full of players fighting for NBA attention and ultimately, (NBA) dollars, the $100,000 prize is sure to add a decent amount of motivation. Last season more than 60 players received Gatorade call-ups (to the NBA) during or right after the showcase games. 

The Bulls know quite a bit about the talent that can be found at the NBA G League Winter Showcase.

Last season the Bulls signed guard Brandon Sampson to a Two-Way contract following a breakout performance at the 2018 G League Showcase for the Rio Grande Vipers.

Sampson averaged 17.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.0 assists through 18 G League games for the Vipers before signing his Two-Way deal with the Bulls and gaining 214 minutes of NBA experience over 14 games. 

The new tournament format for the Winter Showcase will make for an exciting spectacle to for hardcore basketball fans and will add a great layer of intrigue to what is already the best in-season scouting event for NBA scouts interested in the G League.