John Beilein's slugs, RJ Barrett's blurry Knicks existence & the NBA's biggest dead ends

John Beilein's slugs, RJ Barrett's blurry Knicks existence & the NBA's biggest dead ends

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - January 10, 2020 - 59:55

On today's show, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina discuss the John Beilein controversy in Cleveland. Is his "thugs vs. slugs" explanation believable? What do these repeated leaks say about his job security? How should the Cavaliers handle the next month until the trade deadline? From there, Ben and Michael consider RJ Barrett's rough rookie existence and launch into their rankings of the NBA's biggest dead end destinations. For elite NBA draft prospects, what's the worst place to land: Cleveland, Charlotte or Detroit? Do the Bulls and... gasp... the Spurs deserve mention too? They close by taking questions from the Open Floor Globe on the value of defensive highlights, the resurgent Utah Jazz and the Australia brush fires. Please consider donating to Celeste Barber's Facebook campaign to raise money for Australian firefighters.

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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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