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This is the best daily Chicago Bulls podcast on the air. The voice of true Chicago Bulls fans lies here. Hosts Matt Peck and Big Dave Watson provide you with a daily dose of Chicago Bulls news, recaps, fan reaction, and some of the best guests - five days a week. Join the conversation by leaving texts and voicemails at (331)-979-1369. We are Locked On Bulls covering your team, every day, part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
 
Everyone has a unique gift—a talent, a skill—they were meant to share with others on during this lifetime. I invite friends, experts, and public figures onto the show and ask them about what I believe is one of their greatest gifts. They don't know which gift we'll be discussing beforehand, so we get to discover together the true history, nurturing or stifling, evolution, and ultimately impact of this unique gift. Often we find that it's something the guest has been meaning to share, but has ...
 
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On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave listen to your voicemails, including a caller who proposes a trade for Jerami Grant. Should the Bulls offer Patrick Williams, Derrick Jones Jr and the Portland pick for the Pistons forward? Other callers' topics include a look at the Bulls' daunting upcoming schedule, whether Stacey King is working his magic on…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the Bulls loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, their fourth consecutive loss. Nikola Vucevic couldn't build off his strong game against Boston, scoring just 7 points on 2-13 from the field and getting cooked repeatedly on defense. Bulls fans may have reached their breaking point with the big man, but what …
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the Bulls' weekend losses to the Warriors and Celtics. The Bulls showed an inexcusable lack of effort and got blown out in another primetime matchup against the Warriors on Friday night, and followed it with a much better effort but another loss to the Celtics on Saturday. The guys talk about their k…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave are joined by Chicago Bulls Central host Haize to break down the Bulls disappointing blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Without overreacting, what should Bulls fans take away from this game? Does it mean anything more than a hot Nets shooting night and the Bulls still missing key defensive pi…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the Bulls 133-87 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. It looked like another lackluster performance out of the gate, but the Bulls responded after an ugly 1st quarter by outscoring Detroit 105-60 the rest of the way. Credit to Ayo Dosunmu and Troy Brown Jr, who sparked the Bulls with much-n…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the latest NBA trade deadline buzz, and give previews of upcoming matchups against the Pistons and Nets. Shams Charania's latest report with trade deadline candidate teams and players made zero mention of the Bulls. Why is that, and what if anything does it mean? Then the guys take a look at the Bulls'…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls' 113-99 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic both struggled with their shot tonight, and the Bulls struggled to defend the Mavs' pick and roll offense. Maxi Kleber was also a huge factor for Dallas, matching a career-high with 6 made three-pointers. Cal…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave take texts and emails from listeners, with many questions related to whether or not the Bulls front office will make an all-in move before the trade deadline. Arturas Karnisovas did a radio interview on Thursday, and straddled the fence on potential roster moves. He loves this team's quickly built chemistry, bu…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave are joined by actor Lamorne Morris to discuss his Chicago upbringing, childhood Bulls fandom, and how he balances being a Bulls fan and a LeBron James fan. Call or text the show: (331) 979-1369 Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: Shopify Go to Shopify.com/lockedonnba for a FREE 14…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss Joel Embiid earning Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors over DeMar DeRozan. Would DeMar have won the award if he didn't miss some games in health and safety protocols? Zach LaVine put up pretty impressive December numbers too. The guys also talk about how the Bulls have managed to climb to the…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls 102-98 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan combined for 56 points to help the Bulls overcome a sluggish start. Lonzo Ball returned from health and safety protocols, and while he scored just 3 points his impact was felt all over the court. Coby White resum…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave kick off 2022 by marveling at DeMar DeRozan's latest heroics, and discuss the other key elements to this Bulls 7-game winning streak. DeRozan continues to prove how much his calm and confidence in late-game scenarios has propelled the Bulls to such rapid improvement in the first half of his first season with th…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave preview the second matchup against the Hawks and discuss DeMar DeRozan's latest podcast appearance. The Bulls play Atlanta for the 2nd straight game on Wednesday night, so what adjustments will each team make? The Hawks will be even more shorthanded because of more players entering protocols, but can the Bulls …
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the Bulls' win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan notched 30-point games for the 10th and 9th times respectively this season. And Nikola Vucevic had another strong night in his climb back from a slump with 24 points, 17 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. The Bulls be…
 
On today's episode, Big Dave is joined by his BAWL! On Bulls co-host C-Dub to talk about the Bulls win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. Zach LaVine returned from protocols and picked up where he left off, dropping 32 points on very efficient shooting. DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic were excellent in their supporting roles as well. The guy…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss just how dominant DeMar DeRozan's midrange game has been this season, especially in the 4th quarter and clutch time minutes. NBC Sports Chicago's Rob Schaefer wrote a deep-dive on just how efficient DeMar's midrange offense is this season, and we go through the numbers. The guys also start the show with…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls 133-118 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night, thanks to a big night from Coby White and the patched-together Bulls bench mob. Coby White has struggled to find a rhythm this season after returning from shoulder surgery and missing time in protocols. But he came up big tonight for a Bul…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the Bulls' victory over the Lakers on Sunday night, led by another monster game from DeMar DeRozan in his first game back from protocols. The King of the Fourth dropped 38 on L.A., including 19 points in the 4th quarter and a huge shot over LeBron James in the final minute of a tight game. After the …
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss a recent report labeling the Bulls as "buyers" at this season's trade deadline, and kick around a few trade ideas from the text line. Matt Moore of Action Network recently reported that the Bulls will be buyers before the deadline, but not at the position Bulls fans might assume. The guys also break dow…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss the landscape of the Eastern Conference, and where the Bulls fit among the real contenders through one third of the season. What's to make of the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers, who still have decisions on key stars looming before the deadline? Can anyone stop the charging Milwaukee Bucks? And do …
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss Covid-19 spreading throughout the NBA, and DeMar DeRozan's recent interview with fellow NBA star CJ McCollum. As the Bulls are finally on the verge of getting some players back from health and safety protocols, several other NBA teams are starting to deal with a similar problem. The Lakers are one of th…
 
On today's episode, Matt reacts to the NBA postponing two Bulls games due to the team's Covid-19 outbreak, and fields texts from listeners discussing potential midseason trades. The Bulls finallyy caught a break from the league, and won't play their scheduled games on Tuesday and Thursday. By the time they host the Lakers on Sunday, they could have…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls loss to the Heat over the weekend, and discuss the mounting problem for the team and the league with their Covid-19 outbreak. Nikola Vucevic's slump continued on Saturday, shooting just 3-15 in a game when the shorthanded Bulls needed more from their starting center. A bigger problem exists, …
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to voicemails from listeners, with more talk about the Bulls' need to make a trade addressing their front court. One caller marveled at the win over Denver, another watched the loss to Cleveland and is running out of patience with the Bulls' size issue. Another caller takes issue with Big Dave's "dumb Bul…
 
On today's episod, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls 115-92 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. The Bulls continue their stretch of playing games shorthanded with 4 players in Covid protocols and Alex Caruso out with a hamstring. They needed a monster night from Zach LaVine, or a strong night from Nikola Vucevic, and got neither.…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss what it would take for the Bulls to get Domantas Sabonis or Myles Turner in a trade, and which player would be the better fit in Chicago. With the Indiana Pacers reportedly preparing to be sellers at the NBA trade deadline, are either of these players a feasible get for the Bulls? Both players offer fro…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss the Bulls win over the Nuggets on Monday night. We learned just a few hours before tipoff that DeMar DeRozan was placed in health and safety protocols. Billy Donovan turned to Ayo Dosunmu, who made his first NBA start and did a little bit of everything in 42 minutes. The guys look back on the 2021 NBA d…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the Bulls' impressive win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. DeMar DeRozan continues to dominate 4th quarters, with 13 of his 29 points coming in the final frame in Brooklyn. How is he getting to his spots on the floor and knocking down shots with such astonishing efficiency? Zach LaVine, mean…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls 119-115 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. DeMar DeRozan showed up big again, scoring 18 of his 34 points in the 4th quarter of a game that the Bulls nearly choked away after being up by 21. Zach LaVine dominated the first half and struggled in the 3rd quarter, but had big free t…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave take texts from listeners, with topics ranging from whether Lonzo or LaMelo Ball is the better player to the Bulls offering Coby White to the Knicks. Other topics include the Bucks signing Boogie Cousins while the Bulls lack big man depth, Alex Caruso's chances for 6th Man of the Year, and the Bulls' lack of vo…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the breaking news that the Bulls and Heat were each penalized one second round draft pick by the league after the conclusion of the tampering investigations. What does this mean for the Bulls, when will that pick be forfeited, and - in hindsight - was it all worth it in order to acquire Lonzo Ball from…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls 133-119 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night, thanks in part to a BIG night from Nikola Vucevic. The Bulls big man, who has struggled to start this season, went off for 30 points on 12-19 shooting including a perfect 6-6 from 3-point range. Zach LaVine played despite a non-Covid ill…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss takeaways from the past 3 games, with good and bad trends including 3rd quarter performances and the Bulls battling zone defenses. The loss to the Rockets might be the first truly BAD loss of the season, so what went wrong? The blowout win over Orlando was a strong response, and Coby White was attacking…
 
On today's episode, Matt joins David Ramil and Wes Goldberg of Locked On Heat for a crossover conversation ahead of the Bulls matchup with the Miami Heat on Saturday night. What are the key matchups, Jimmy Butler nostalgia, and who has a better chance of coming out of the Eastern Conference between these two teams with strong starts? Call or text t…
 
On today's episode, Matt takes texts and emails from listeners, with topics including a hypothetical Harrison Barnes trade and resting DeMar DeRozan for soft matchups or back-to-backs. Could the Bulls offer Sacramento the best trade package if they get multiple offers for Harrison Barnes before the deadline? Should Billy Donovan consider resting De…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the ugly Bulls loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. No Alex Caruso. Still no Nikola Vucevic. Second night of a back-to-back. 7th game in 10 days. Tired legs and a bad shooting night. All that added up to a dud against Indy. So what, if anything, should we take from this game? And how will the Bu…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls 109-103 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night. DeMar DeRozan had his 6th 30+ point game of the season, and Coby White finally showed up with 14 points, including some big buckets late. Zach LaVine endured a frustrating night with the officials and inefficient shooting to bounce bac…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave take calls from listeners, with topics ranging from whether the Bulls should try to acquire Karl-Anthony Towns to the underwhelming return of Coby White. Also, what is the perfect role for Javonte Green on this team, and are the heavy hitters among NBA teams starting to take the Bulls more seriously? Call or te…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, breaking down what all went wrong that led to the late collapse. The Bulls got off to a great start, scoring at will while the defense clamped down on the Blazers duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. But a 15-point halftime lead shrank to 4 entering the 4…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave discuss the latest power rankings from NBA.com and ESPN, which have the Bulls at #2 and #7 respectively. Meanwhile, the Bulls are turning heads all over national NBA media, drawing recent praise from Shaq, Steve Nash and JJ Redick among others. Is it a good thing that people are finally buying the Bulls as a le…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the Bulls' dominant victory over Anthony Davis and the Lakers, including massive games from the trio of DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine and Lonzo Ball. DeMar dropped 38 the night after dropping 35 in the win over the Clippers and looks like a player very much in his prime. He also has several chips on his…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave break down the blowout loss to the Warriors and the bounce-back win over the Clippers, with their keys to each game and Billy Donovan's rotation adjustments. What are fair expectations for Tony Bradley as he fills the starting center role in place of Nikola Vucevic, and did he meet them in the first two games? …
 
On today's episode, Matt and recurring guest John Sabine react to the news that Bulls center Nikola Vucevic tested positive for Covid-19, and discuss how the team will make up for his absence. They also discuss John's experience at the United Center for Bulls vs Mavs on Wednesday, and John offers his perspective on how the Bulls defense handled you…
 
On today's episode, Matt breaks down the Bulls 117-107 win over Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Lonzo Ball got off to a scorching start on his way to 21 points on 7-10 shooting from downtown, and his proving he's comfortable pulling up off the dribble as well as in catch-and-shoot scenarios. He also had his full-court passing skills on full d…
 
On today's episode, Matt takes texts and emails from listeners, with topics ranging from starting Ayo Dosumnu to potential trades to bolster the Bulls frontcourt. As Ayo continues to prove his confidence and capability, should Billy Donovan consider starting him in place of Javonte Green and sliding DeMar DeRozan to the power forward spot? Could th…
 
On today's episode, Matt is joined by NBC Sports Chicago's Rob Schaefer to break down the Bulls win over the Nets and their 7-3 start to the season. Rob offers his thoughts on DeMar DeRozan's clutch scoring, Zach LaVine playing through his thumb injury, and whether or not Nikola Vucevic will pull himself out of this shooting slump. The guys also ta…
 
On today's episode, Matt looks at Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers through the lens of three troubling trends: bad offensive first quarters, a lack of three point shooting, and the awful shooting of Nikola Vucevic. Why are the Bulls struggling so much offensively to start games, and should Billy Donovan make a change in his starting lineup…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave take texts and emails from listeners, with topics ranging from Billy Donovan as a Coach of the Year candidate to a hypothetical trade for Cam Reddish. With several of the first-time head coaches struggling with their teams, how thankful should Bulls fans be that Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley succeeded in…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave react to the Bulls 103-98 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, as this comeback falls short despite another 37 point night from DeMar DeRozan. Zach LaVine chipped in 27, and his big 3rd quarter helped keep the Bulls in it. But a familiar Zach appeared in the 4th, forcing his way into some mistakes…
 
On today's episode, Matt and Big Dave preview the matchup for two consecutive games against MVP candidate Joel Embiid and the 5-2 Philadelphia 76ers. Can the Bulls continue their impressive perimeter defense and limit scorching hot Seth Curry and the rest of the 4th-ranked three point shooters of the Sixers? An even bigger task is at hand for Nikol…
 
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