Kings top the Suns 105-88 for their first win of the preseason. Lots of positives to take away from this game… Increased movement defensively. Rebounding. Richaun Holmes. A couple of thoughts on Phoenix and the status of Harry Giles.
Michael and Nick are joined by Pelicans’ Insider Jake Madison (@NOLAJake), the host of the Locked-On Pelicans Podcast, and an old friend of our two hosts. After covering the team for a few years, Jake dishes out some little known facts about some Pelicans in the locker room and provides his takeaways from Pelicans’ training camp. The guys also give impressions on the Pelicans’ preseason opener, including what they thought about the first “semi-real” action from Zion, Jrue, Lonzo, Melli, and more.
Michael Pellissier and Nick Guarisco recap all of the best quotes from Pelicans’ Media Day, determining their significance and giving general impressions of the interviews. David Griffin “not bowing down,” Lonzo’s “new” jumper, some Zion gushing, more 3’s for E’Twuan, players’ weight issues, and more. The guys also discuss expectations for the rookies (Zion Williamson, Jaxon Hayes, and Nickeil-Alexander-Walker) this season.
Nets Basketball is back! The guys go over the NBA vs. China controversy and how it could affect the Nets’ preseason game vs. the Lakers before diving into KD’s comments on the Knicks. Najee and Hunter talk about why Durant was right to call the Knicks uncool and also go over a couple of tweets he received from fans. Since the Nets have all-new Graffiti statement jerseys to go with their new court, the guys give their opinions on each and discuss why this was the perfect time for the Nets to re-brand themselves. Lastly, they recap the Nets’ preseason opener vs. Brazil Franca and highlight what went right and wrong during the blowout victory before teasing an upcoming series they’ve entitled “Brooklyn Biographies.”
For some reason, Dallas and Miami start a preseason back-to-back. Coach and Mike ponder the reasons why that came to pass, and look to keep exploiting angles on what has already been a profitable preseason in DFS!
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Adam Stock joins the show for the first time to break down his results from the Big Industry Mock. Neil Rochlani joins Dan Besbris to check out the betting odds on 6th Man of the Year and Highest Block Numbers!