The Universe Sends Westbrook to Houston, Ben Simmons Cashes Out, Final Summer League Thoughts
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by discussing Ben's new rental car and the final days of Vegas summer league. Then (5:00): Russell Westbrook is on the Houston Rockets after James Harden lobbied for the partnership, and the universe continues to rebuke the Golliver worldview. Topics include: Whether this plan can work, the limits of players as team arcitechts, Daryl Morey's future in Houston, regular season upside vs. playoff questions, where the Rockets rank in next year's West, and more. From there (32:00): Chris Paul's murky future and questions about how the Wolves might build from here. Then (45:00): The 76ers give Ben Simmons a no-brainer extension and we all remember how insane the Markelle Fultz situation was. At the end (55:00): Discussion of a potential apology to the Pelicans front office, a look at the Summer Bulls, and Peak Kawhi vs. Peak Kobe.Sports Illustrated is conducting an audience survey to better serve all of our listeners. It will only take a few minutes of your time and it really helps us improve our shows. Please take our survey here: si.com/openfloorsurvey
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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.