The Rejuvenation of Doc Rivers, Drafting Lonzo vs. Trading Russell, USS Zion Returns to Sea
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by highlighting Allen Crabbe's work in his neighborhood back in Los Angeles and Ben's time with Doc Rivers across town. What has changed with the Clippers over the past few years? What's possible this summer? And how many times can the Clippers dunk on the Lakers before this season is over? Then (25:00): A quick look at the Nets and Knicks as free agent targets, and then second-guessing some of this week's Lakers second-guessing. Is it fair to criticize the Lakers for the D'Angelo Russell trade? And why aren't more people criticizing them for the Lonzo Ball pick? Also (40:00): How good can D'Angelo Russell really be? From there (50:00): Joel Embiid can stake his claim to the throne this spring, Ja Morant has a triple double, RJ Barrett's complicated season, and some assorted thoughts on Zion Williamson as the tournament begins. At the end (1:15:00): The return of The Lantern™ as listeners share minor setbacks which cleared the way for triumphs later in life.
An Early All-NBA Conversation, Bucks-Sixers Takeaways, Pistons Nation Strikes Back
The State of the MVP Race, The Heat in D.C., Contextualizing Luka and Trae
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.