The Bulls Win (and Lose) at Summer League, Rockets Try to Reload, More Vegas Impressions
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver check in after the opening weekend of NBA summer league. First they discuss the growing popularity of Summer League and Ben's response to the critics. Then (6:00) they discuss the performance of Wendell Carter Jr. thus far, what his success could mean for Chicago's future, and how to feel about the Bulls' decision to match Zach LaVine's $78 million offer sheet. From there (22:00): first impressions of Harry Giles for the Kings, Deandre Ayton on the Suns, and how Trevor Ariza could help in Phoenix. Then (32:00): the strange Rockets offseason and the Carmelo pursuit that still doesn't completely make sense. At the end (43:00): Tony Parker leaves the monastery for greener (teal) pastures, the Lakers are standing pat, more insight into Playoff P's decision, Josh Hart is too good, Jonathan Issac and Mo Bamba look great, Josh Jackson does as well, Markelle Fultz is still TBD, and Ben Simmons is not getting traded for Kawhi.
The Magnificent Summer of the Wizards, Boogie on the Warriors, Playoff P in OKC
Begrudging Reminder that the Celtics Exist, The Latest Kawhi Talk, Lakers Make the Media Rounds
About The Show
From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take you on a ride up and down the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way, and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Strap on your tinfoil hat and welcome to the Open Floor Globe.