Shock and Awe and the Sixers, First Round First Impressions, Blazers/Thunder War
On today show's Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by considering the bigger picture for the 76ers. Topics include: Saturday's disastrous Game 1, Monday's Game 2 victory, the price of Ingram over Simmons stock, D'Angelo Russell's proper rating, Elton Brand's last 6 months, the ominous next contracts for Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris, and JJ Reddick, how much has changed for this team in the past 12 months, and how much of Philly's problem comes down to bad luck with two franchise players. Then (37:00): a bunch of Western Conference minions overreact to a Raptors loss, Kyle Lowry has more playoff questions to answer, we won't learn much about the playoff Bucks and the playoff Celtics for another few weeks, the Jazz are not looking great. At the end (60:00): wondering about the future of the Nuggets, preparing for another 10 days of battle between Portland and OKC, and worrying about ratings in a post-LeBron universe.
Impromptu Dirk Farewell, Big Picture Playoff Questions, Kings and Lakers Chaos
Two Versions of Kevin Durant, Derrick White Breaks Out, Ben Simmons Destroys Brooklyn
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.