It's the Chicago Bulls Podcast #30 with Marcus Couch and Wyse Black and we've got Bulls vs Wizards Post-Game, Updates on Otto Porter's Injury, Fred Hoiberg Goes Back to College, Derrick Rose out for the season (Can we sign him?), and Predictions for Upcoming Games this 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 a lot in store for you this episode. Including:
Bulls vs Wizards Post-Game
Otto Porter Injury update
Fred Hoiberg Goes Back to College Coaching? That and other Rumors
Derrick Rose is out for the season. Can we pick him up cheap?
Preview of upcoming games with Our Win Predictions!
Come TANK with us! We’ll be right back after this quick time-out…
Before we get started with the post-game analysis. We want to let you know that Wyse and Marcus were guests on Chicago Bullseye #421 this week. Make sure you go to ChicagoBullseye.com to listen. We also have that interview posted in our YouTube channel as well as in our FB group, which you should be a part of.
Bulls vs Wizards Post Game Analysis. Bulls WIN 126-120
The Chicago Bulls were short-handed in their return to the United Center after a long West Coast road trip on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop them from getting the victory, as they road huge games from Lauri Markkanen and Kris Dunn to a 126-120 victory over the now fading Washington Wizards.
Markkanen posted yet another huge double-double with one of his best games of the year by going for 32 points and 13 rebounds, while Dunn had what was easily his best game of the year with a season-high 26 points and 13 assists to go along with six rebounds and two steals.
Even the Brazilian Marshmallow got in the action with 16 points and 5 rebounds!
It’s quite fitting that Markkanen hit a huge clutch three for his final points with 32.4 seconds left in overtime off of Dunn’s final assist to secure the victory.
Markkanen: 32 pts | 13 rebs | 5 asts
Dunn: 26 pts | 10-24 FG | 13 asts
Beal: 27 pts | 7 rebs | 7 asts
Otto Porter Jr has been out the last 2 games with a right rotator cuff strain.
This is a bit of a blessing in disguise, as it gives us some games to evaluate our bench role players to see who we can to keep next year. It also helps out the tank, as Otto has been contributing to a lot of Wins as of late. The injury is just a strain and shouldn’t put Otto out for too long.
But with the tanking, it may even be time to shut down Otto and Zach anyway.
Last Week’s Overall Predictions:
In the last 4 games, we both predicted a 1-3 record. The Bulls outplayed our predictions, going 2-2, including the victory over Phoenix and Washington.
Our Predictions Last Week:
Friday March 15th – Bulls at LA Clippers (Wyse L, Marcus L)
Sunday March 17th – Bulls at Sacramento Kings (Wyse L, Marcus L)
Monday March 18 – Bulls at Phoenix (Tank Battle) (Wyse W, Marcus L)
Wednesday March 20th – Bulls vs Washington Wizards (Wyse L, Marcus W)
Fred Hoiberg will accept the head coaching job at the University of Nebraska.
The Bulls will no longer owe Fred Hoiberg’s remaining $5 million once he officially accepts the job. The Bulls are linked to hiring Bill Self (Kansas coach) this summer if they move on from Jim Boylen.
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