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Elias Schuster

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Elias Schuster covers the Chicago Bulls and NBA for Bleacher Nation

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Contributing Since: 29 Apr 2019

Experience and short biography

Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

Education

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

More Articles by Elias Schuster

Time to Let DeMar DeRozan Walk? Chicago Needed Angel Reese, and Other Bulls Bullets

I fully expect the Zach LaVine rumors to go from a trickle to a downpour over the next few weeks. Whether or not that leads to anything sprouting, however, remains an enormous question mark. If one thing is for sure,...

Conference Finals Envy, Luka’s Shot, Lonzo Ball Thoughts, and Other Bulls Bullets

At a wedding right outside Minneapolis this weekend, I’ve seen just how much this Timberwolves run matters. A section of Friday night’s dance floor was practically reserved for a crowd sweating out the game on a phone screen. Meanwhile, when...

Matas Buzelis’ Rise Began in Chicago, Where “Basketball is Like a Religion”

I had to jog into NOW Arena briskly. While it wasn’t as cold as it could have been on a Thursday in early March, my parking spot was several rows deep in the lot. Plenty of fans were filing into...

Pistons Have Hired Their New Front Office Leader (And It’s Not Marc Eversley)

The Detroit Pistons have reportedly settled on their next front-office leader. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, New Orleans Pelicans' Trajan Langdon will take over as the organization's new president of basketball operations. The decision comes after a seemingly extensive search,...

Guess Who Zach LaVine Was Spotted With at Bronny James’ Pro Day

The Zach LaVine to the Lakers hoopla will never die, will it? The Chicago Bulls' max player has long been linked to the marquee franchise. Part of the reason for that has been his West Coast roots. Not only did...

A Door Could Reportedly Open for 76ers to Show Interest in Zach LaVine

The moment Zach LaVine opted for season-ending foot surgery was the moment the trade market fell silent. What little action there was surrounding the two-time All-Star would be put on silent until at least the offseason. And, well, here we...

Billy Donovan’s Cold Seat, The Problem with Free Agency, Missing Out on Awards, and Other Bulls Bullets

The Cleveland Cavaliers join the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns as playoff teams who will have a new head coach next season. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have made a couple of assistant coaching changes! https://www.bleachernation.com/bulls/2024/05/20/chicago-bulls-assistant/ I'll continue to stress...

Watch 20 Straight Minutes of Alex Caruso Playing Defense Because Why Not

Somebody gather up the All-Defensive Team voters, I got a video to show them! The Chicago Bulls' digital team decided to brighten our offseason with a 20-minute highlight reel of Alex Caruso's embarrassing opponents. The upload on the team's YouTube...

DeMar DeRozan Mapped Out His Priorities in Free Agency

DeMar DeRozan is only a couple of months away from cashing in on another big NBA deal. But will the Chicago Bulls be the ones writing the check? Despite entering his 16th year in the league, the veteran forward used...

Pacers Stumble in the Clutch, Bulls Legend Luke Kornet, Sky Duo Throw First Pitch, and Other Bulls Bullets

The 2023-24 Indiana Pacers will never be the 2023-24 Chicago Bulls! As hard as Tyrese Haliburton and Co. tried, they couldn't channel the same clutch magic we witnessed from this frustrating Bulls team all season long. Instead, despite having a...

PCA Optioned to Triple-A, PCA Immediately Hits a Bomb

The Chicago Cubs made a handful of roster moves on Monday, which surprisingly included optioning Pete Crow-Armstrong back to Triple-A. The standout prospect was sent down alongside Miles Mastrobuoni to make room for Dansby Swanson and fellow intriguing prospect Luis Vazquez....

Chicago Sky’s Kamilla Cardoso Might Make Her Debut At the Perfect Time

The Chicago Sky are about to get their top draft pick back. Kamilla Cardoso – who was selected No. 3 overall in the 2024 WNBA Draft – has yet to make her professional debut due to a shoulder injury. The...

Can the Chicago Bulls Find Their Future Center in the 2024 NBA Draft?

The big man is coming back in style, and the Chicago Bulls better keep that in mind this summer. Whether it be Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokonmpo, Victor Wembanyama, or Minnesota's towering frontcourt, size is becoming a priority for...

Alex Caruso Earns All-Defensive Second Team Honors (But Totally Deserved First Team)

Alex Caruso has made his second-straight All-Defensive Team. But the case can be made that he was still snubbed. The Chicago Bulls' defensive guard earned a Second Team honor one year after cracking the First Team. Due to the league's...

ECF Drought, FAs I’m Scared the Bulls Would Sign, What’s DeRozan’s Market? And Other Bulls Bullets

The Eastern Conference Finals will begin tonight, officially marking a 13-year drought for the Chicago Bulls. Of course, the last time they made it that far came in 2010-11 when they lost in five games to the juggernaut Miami Heat....

The Chicago Bulls’ Assistant Coaching Changes Better Be Just the Beginning …

The Chicago Bulls know that asking Adrian Wojnarowski to tweet out a couple of assistant coaching hires isn't enough, right? Perhaps I've already reached that point in the offseason where I’m overthinking things, but this organization also doesn't deserve the...

KAT & Anthony Edwards Had One of the Funniest Press Conference Moments I’ve Seen

I don't feel bad loving everything about this Minnesota Timberwolves. A Western Conference squad with one of the worst playoff resumes of this century, they have never felt like a team that stands in the way of the Chicago Bulls....

Final NBA Awards, Thibs’ Winning Culture, Newest Coaching Hire, and Other Bulls Bullets

Think about the Chicago Bulls' missing the playoffs this way – at least we didn't have to see them lose a Game 7 in crushing fashion at home! The final round of NBA end-of-season honors is coming our way this...

Derrick Jones Jr. Bet on Himself, Julian Phillips’ Upside, Sky Get a Win, and Other Bulls Bullets

The Chicago Bulls could have really used Derrick Jones Jr. this season. When we consider the number of injuries this team suffered at the wing position, the springy forward would've filled a big hole. His defensive versatility could've helped take...

The Wes Unseld Jr. Hire, Jarrett Allen’s Availability, Ayo Dosunmu Gets It, and Other Bulls Bullets

Why talk about two huge Game 7s with significant NBA Finals implications when you can talk about the Chicago Bulls' assistant coaches!? We only discuss the important things here at BN Bulls! The Bulls are reportedly set to hire Wes...