LOCKED ON BULLS, 3/18/2019 - Bill Self Rumor, West Coast Nightmare, Cancel The 3rd Quarter

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Locked On Bulls podcast is back from the weekend - the guys address the Bill Self rumor right off the top, breakdown the two losses on the west coast to the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings, discuss why they are cancelling third quarters until further notice, and how the Bulls defensive effort has become a glaring issues in the month of March.
The guys kick off the show with a spicy rumor that dropped on Friday, according to professional handicapper Brandon Lang on NBC Sports Radio's The Daily Line Podcast , Kansas Men's Basketball Coach Bill Self will be leaving their program at the end of the season to take the head coaching job with the Chicago Bulls. The guys discuss how they're not buying into this rumor and why it doesn't make much sense. The guys also discuss the credibility, timing, and sources of the information.
The guys spend the majority of the episode diving into the Bulls west coast trip this weekend against the Clippers and Kings. The guys start with Doc Rivers and Jim Boylen's ejections from Friday night's games and Zach LaVine offering up to pay Bulls head coach's fine. Jordan and Matt discuss the terrible third quarter for the Bulls and how it ended up costing the Bulls a win against one of the best teams in the month of March. What's going on with Lauri Markkanen? Have teams began to adjust to Markkanen's game and does Boylen and his staff have a game plan to counter?
Another topic of discussion is the breakdown of the Sacramento Kings loss from yesterday afternoon. The guys talk about the lack of energy and effort that mirrored signs of January and early games this season. Have the Bulls regressed defensively or has the offense come to a screeching halt? The guys dive into some advanced analytics behind the Bulls defense in the month of March, February, and over Jim Boylen's tenure as head coach. The guys also talk about how the Bulls defense has been since the start of the rebuild. All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls.
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