Jason Kidd is Gone, Kawhi Leonard is Distant, Cavs are Cavs-ing

Jason Kidd is Gone, Kawhi Leonard is Distant, Cavs are Cavs-ing

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - January 22, 2018 - 1:07:42

On today's show, Sharp and Golliver react live on the podcast to the news of Jason Kidd's firing in Milwaukee, but first, they begin with a word about profanity and Golliver deconstructing Sharp's personal growth over the past two years. Then they address the report of Kawhi Leonard's frustration in San Antonio (7:00) and the potential implications for both the Spurs and the rest of the league. From there they move to the Cavs (20:00), the pros and cons of LeBron's GM skills, more horrendous defense, a non-endorsement of Ty Lue, and whether there's a suitable challenger in the East. Then they discuss Houston's win against the Warriors this weekend (34:00), before interrupting things when news of Jason Kidd's dismissal trickles in (40:00). Then they discuss the real problems were in Milwaukee, why the move happened how, and why it's a good sign for the Bucks' future. They move to All-Star picks at the end (54:00), including Goran Dragic vs. Andre Drummond, John Wall vs. team meetings, Lou Williams vs. Damian Lillard, and #televisethedraft vs. reality.

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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.

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