-Coach Hoiberg compared adding Rondo and Wade to Butler with Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell to KG in Minny. Help me put that into perspective.
-Added Portis last year, Valentine this year. Plus Zipser, Felicio, McDermott, and Jerian Grant, there's some tantalizing potential there.
-Lopez-Gibson-Butler-Wade isn't a bad core 4. What's your prognosis for this season under Hoiberg? What's the key to a successful season?
-Any chance they get dethroned?
-last year, Kyrie was working back from injury, showed out in the Finals. Did his playoffs change how you view him? Where did you rank him last preseason, where do you rank him now?
-Does Kevin Love find his footing this season?
I see the Pacers potentially challenging for that 2 spot in the east. Am I crazy?
-Where is Paul George in the current pantheon of players?
-George Hill underrated defender, let PG handle at will. Teague more ball dominant, more offensively explosive. Better or worse for Indy?
-Myles Turner: at 20, one of 8 rookies his age or younger to go for at least 10 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 1.4 blks. What's his ceiling?
-Are the Boban and Leuer additions enough to push them into the top 4?
- What does Andre Drummond need to do to propel himself (and Detroit) into that next level?
-Are Ish Smith and Ray McCallum the answer at backup PG?
-Thoughts on Tobias Harris?
Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon add youth and more versatility; Dellavedova was overall below replacement level last year. Did they do enough to hop back into the playoff hunt?
-Thoughts on Point Giannis?
-Can Jabari Parker be a franchise cornerstone?
-You're the GM: What to do about Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams?
Can they embrace the role of villains?
Is there a cross-sport equivalence to them nabbing KD?
Should Kerr's postseason gaffes affect how we view him?
Can the bench do enough? Will it matter if they don't?
What more do they need?
Was this off season a success?
Is this Blake and Chris Paul's last stand?
What's the take on Boogie?
What the hell is going on with the roster?
Can we find any positives this off season?
Grade the wonderous off season.
Where do we rank their young core?
What do the vets bring to the table? Could they shock the NBA this year?
How much does coaching matter?
Are Deng and Mozgov worth $138 million to THIS team?
Who can we compare Ingram and Russell to?
Where do we rank Clarkson among shooting guards?
Is Randle a franchise cornerstone?
-How long until these Lakers return to relevance?
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And big shouts to Patrick, aka @SFamXNoble for the sounds!
-After 13 years, over 20,000 points, and 3 rings, Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley went through a very public, very ugly split, and Wade's now in Chicago. We get Big Wos' thoughts on the Riley-Wade dynamic.
-Hassan Whiteside is 27, with less than 150 NBA games under his belt, only 75 starts, has questions about his attitude/maturity, and is now in possession of a 4 year, $98 million contract. The Heat took a leap of faith, but did they bet on the wrong horse?
-What's going on with Chris Bosh?
-Will this enough for coach Spoelstra and Riley to make the playoffs?
-What exactly is going on in Orlando?
-Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka, Biyombo, and incumbent Vucevic. How does new coach Frank Vogel divvy up the minutes?
-Between Evan Fournier (5 yrs/85 mil),Mario Hezonja, and Elfrid Payton, how does the backcourt stack up to others in the east?
-From 60 wins, to 48 and 4th seed: do they reverse the trend this year?
-Can Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard coexist?
-is Dennis Schroeder ready for starter's responsibilities?
Out: Lin, Lee, Big Al
For the last 4 years, they've alternated between missing the playoffs and 1st round exits.Should Hornets fans prep for the lottery, and do they matter?
-Can Kemba Walker make The Leap? What can expect from him this year?
-what's their best case scenario (who needs to step up, how far can they go in playoffs?). Worst case scenario?
Are the off season moves, plus a pissed off john Wall, enough to make them relevant again?
-Is Wall the 2nd best player in the East? Did last year change your POV on Wall?
-What does new coach Scott Brooks bring to the table that can was missing?
Sopan Deb of CBS News joins Coach Nick to lend his unique insight into covering Donald Trump, from interacting with Trump supporters to following every single one of his events. Find out what it's like to take multiple planes a day, being on the road for over a year straight, and how that shapes the coverage of the Republican nominee for president.
The NBA off-season has been bananas, so it'll take a Herculean effort to untangle all of the mayhem. First up, MavsMoneyball.com's Editor-In-Chief and all around good guy Tim Cato (that's @Tim_Cato on Twitter) drops by to dissect the Southwest division.
Mavericks: Key additions/losses, grade Dallas' off season.
Feelings about Dirk Nowitzki getting paid. How much does he have left in the tank?
Is Justin Anderson as bad ass as he seems?
Will Wes Matthews ever return to form? What do we expect from him this year?
Spurs: Did they add enough? What's Pau Gasol/David Lee bring? Who's that X-factor?
Chance Kawhi Leonard wins MVP?
Grizzlies: New Coach, new wing (Chandler Parsons), Marc Gasol & Mike Conley back (153 MILLION DOLLARS); is this enough to compete in the West?
Thoughts on draftees Wade Baldwin & Deyonta Davis?
"You be the GM": you paying Conley so much?
How's the rotation go?
Rockets: Mike D'antoni BYKE, Harden locked in for more years, snagged Ryan Anderson & Eric Gordon, got Sam Dekker back, lost Dwight Howard. What's it all mean?
Thoughts on Clint Capela? Will Onuaku get mins?
Stats projections that mean absolutely nothing.
Pelicans: Health has been a huge issue for them. Anthony Davis & Jrue Holiday back,did they do enough to matter? (drafted Diallo +Hield, signed Galloway, Moore, Solo Hill, Terrence Jones)
concerned about the Brow's injury history? Where does he rank, player-wise?
Is Buddy Hield the missing piece?
Coach Nick sat down with Jared Sexton Yates, contributor to the New Republic and New York Times, to more fully understand what happens at a Donald Trump rally and who attends them. While the prospects for passionate human behavior are dim, it's important to understand what these rallies are doing to the discourse and our political system.
Coach Nick welcomes on the show Travis Woo, who has identified the many fundamentals to landing once you've left your feet to execute a basketball move. This is a very ignored subject and the cause for lots of serious injuries to the ankles, knees, and back. Many of them could be avoided with more attention paid to the fundamentals of landing. Learn more from Travis on his YouTube channel: Hoops Movement.