The Top 10 in 2023, Kevin Love Stays in Cleveland, Dwight Arrives in D.C.
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin the (real) offseason by looking at the big picture. Who will be the 10 best players in the league five years from now? Nominees include: Anthony Davis, Giannis, KD (if he's not retired), Embiid (if he's healthy), KAT, Kyrie, Ben Simmons, Devin Booker, and more. They also discuss this year's draft class, where Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum might fit, whether 39 year-old LeBron James will remain dominant, and how LeBron James Jr. will fare at the next level. From there (29:00) they move to this year's season, Kevin Love vs. DeMar DeRozan vs. Blake Griffin, and the motivations behind Love's extension with the Cavs. Then (45:00) scenes from Dwight Howard's introduction in D.C., the state of the Wolves (53:00), and Jabari Parker's thoughts on defense (63:00). At the end (70:00): The Lakers offseason, Ben-splaining, pronouncing 'Bjelica', and NBA tattoos.
BONUS: Kawhi Leonard is Finally Traded, The Raptors Win Big, DeRozan Heads to the Monastery
Unsolicited Kevin Durant Advice, Team USA Takeaways, The Wal-Mart Warriors
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.