Bulls Podcast #55

It’s the Bulls Podcast #55 hosted by Marcus Couch and Pat the Designer. We’ve got full Bulls vs Hornets Reaction, our State of the #Bulls – Injury Report Edition, Demote Gar/Pax, and Game predictions for the coming 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.
My name is Marcus Couch, and this week I’m pleased to be with one of the finest Chicago Bulls YouTubers out there. From Windy City The Breeze, we’ve got Pat The Designer in the house.
We’ve got several topics for this episode. Including:

Bulls vs Hornets Rundown
State of The Bulls – Injury Report
Game predictions for the coming week

 
Players Wearing #55
Before we begin, we want to praise all the #55’s out there, in congruence with Episode #55 of the podcast. There are no numbers between 56 and 77, and then we only have Rodman after that at 91, so might as well get this segment in while we can.. 
There were two Bulls players to wear the number 55. 
The first was Roger Brown in 1980. He was a 6-11, 225lb 14 year NBA/ABA center that came to the Bulls after 2 years of being out with Injury. He played only 4 games and retired. Nothing notable.
The only other instance of #55 for the Bulls was E'Twaun Moore, who is still playing in the NBA today, in his 4th year with the Pelicans after spending just 2 years with the Bulls. The most memorable moment for ET was certainly the game winning 3 pointer against the OKC Thunder in March of 2015. Pau Gasol took the inbound pass from Mike Dunleavy, who immediately dished to a double-teamed Moore in the left corner. E’Twaun chucked it up to win the game, sealing the victory with just 2.1 seconds on the clock and prompting Benny the Bull to hold his face and pass out on the floor in shock, which has become the most popular Benny Meme online.. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fci_Tk4P1HQ
 
Bulls vs Hornets Post-Game
The Bulls took on the Charlotte Hornets at the UC after some extended rest at the All-Star break. Unfortunately, they got destroyed, losing the game 103-93 
Thad Young led the way for the Bulls with 22 points and 11 rebounds, but the Bulls just couldn’t get their chemistry mixed right. They led a huge comeback charge in the 3rd quarter, much to the mystery of Jim Boylen in terms of how it happened.. But the gap proved to be too wide for the Bulls to traverse, and they never really had a shot to take the lead at any point.
Daniel Gafford, finally played, but limited himself in crunch time by getting into foul trouble and eventually fouling out of the game in the 4th quarter with at least 7 minutes left on the clock.
Notably the Hornets were having fun against the Bulls, laughing and talking trash all night as they coasted to an easy victory over the injury-riddled Bulls.
 
State of the Bulls – Injury Report-
Bulls need to get healthy, and then we have to see if they get better when they’re healthy.  That is the first thing. Do you believe when we get healthier that we’re much better because it felt like we were getting there then everyone got hurt.  
Are we going to see December Lauri when he’s back and solid play by Carter and Gafford?  Can Otto give us anything?    
The Bulls have real legitimate big questions even if they are healthy.  They should be good enough to win much more than they are if that happens, but we haven’t consistently seen that prior to the injuries so it is hard to hope too much.  Also, the Bulls just seem doubly cursed by injuries.
Deciding factors:

Luke Kornet just sprained his ankle in practice today – No return timetable
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