Podcast: Artūras Karnišovas speaks on trade deadline and Bulls roster originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The Bulls have performed above expectations to this point in the season and have important decisions to make as the trade deadline approaches. Bulls VP of Basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas speaks to the media before the Bulls matched up against Artūras's former team, the Denver Nuggets, and discussed his thoughts on the team so far in his first season as Bulls' lead executive. Jason Goff, Rob Schaefer, and KC Johnson breakdown AK's comments on the team, Lauri Markkanen's fit on the roster, the trade deadline, and more. The crew also discusses the close loss to the Denver Nuggets and later, the retirement of Bulls great Joakim Noah.
(2:20) - Artūras Karnišovas discusses raising expectations and continuing the player development aspect of the plan for the Bulls
(7:20) - Bulls are still learning to win close games as they lose to the Nuggets
(13:00) - Will the Bulls be sellers or stay pat with the team as the trade deadline approaches?
(23:10) - Artūras Karnišovas likes the growth of Lauri Markkanen, but is Markkanen the long term answer for the Bulls?
(34:00) - Artūras Karnišovas's vision of how he wants the Bulls to play
(39:30) - Joakim Noah plans to retire as a Bull. How important was Noah to the Bulls?
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Bulls Talk Podcast