Damian Lillard and the Blazers, Houston One Year Later, American Basketball Culture
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by with an SI sportsperson recap, LeBron breaking down KCP silver linings, and a fantasy overhaul. Then they talk all things Blazers after a rough month in Portland. Topics include: the absence of Paul Allen as a stabilizing presence, limited trade options, why Portland will probably make a run regardless, and whether it would ever make sense to trade Damian Lillard. From there they discuss the state of the Rockets (37:00), before moving to Chris Paul trade targets (48:00), not talking enough about the Pacers or Pistons (53:00), and whether America should consider adopting a European academy system in lieu of college basketball. At the end (65:00): Kyrie's earth vs. Steph's moon, the termites check-in, and the "thinks he's better than he is" All-Stars.
The Bulls and the Almost-Mutiny, Dream Playoff Matchups, Ben Simmons for Luka Doncic
Anthony Davis Possibilities, De'Aaron Fox Kings Hyperbole, Instantly Regrettable Wizards Optimism
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.