The Devin Booker Super Bloom, The Loss of Nurkic in Portland, Lottery Reform One Year Later
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin by noting the parallels between the California super bloom and the annual March tradition of gigantic Devin Booker games in the midst of meaningless Phoenix Suns losses. Topics include: How do we explain the lack of progress in Phoenix? Could Booker be more valuable in a different context? And what will Ben do when YouTube mixtapes drive him from journalism? Then (25:00): What's the best round to face the Warriors this spring? Does player empowerment hurt the reputation of any superstar who tries to exercise those powers? From there (40:00): Looking back at the Nurkic injury, the awful timing of Tuesday's podcast, the excellent season Nurkic had this year, and an uncertain future in Portland. At the end (50:00): the case for Zion in Atlanta, and a closer look at the various objectives of the NBA's lottery reform as the league awaits the most dramatic lottery in a decade.
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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.