Show Recap: August 1, 2018 (Jorge Sedano Hosts)

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Opening Tip
Should players stop working out with Joel Embiid?


Today’s Panel:


First Half

What does MGM partnership mean for NBA?
Click here for full details of this partnership by David Purdum and Darren Rovell (ESPN)

Adam Silver explaining the deal in a news conference yesterday:

“I think there was a recognition here that it’s a leap of faith on both sides. It’s a deal moderate in length where I think we can both step back and assess as we go and see is this working, is this deal fair, are we providing the consumers with the right type of experience.”

“Your entering this area that the NBA doesn’t have a lot of experience in with a more experienced partner” – Elhassan

“It’s the beginning of the way we watch the NBA. They want these microtransactions” – Young

Expect gambling-related cap spike soon?

“Not anytime soon” – Elhassan

“This isn’t something executives and owners are planning for” – Young

Reaction to reported altercation between Draymond and Tristan Thompson? (Via Marcus Thompson of The Athletic)

“Everyone has described as a sucker-punch” – Elhassan

“It took this long for someone to take a swing at Draymond Green?” – Young

August 1, 2011 – Kevin Durant playing in the Rucker League!

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Teamwork; Nice tribute to Nash and Amare?

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Mercy; Does Kevin Knox need to chill?

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Via CBS Sports

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Moves; JaVale’s ‘In My Feelings’ challenge the best ever?

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Longevity; More memorable stint with Hawks: Melo or Sheed (2004)?


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Effort; Russ goes 100 even in open runs?

Moving on…

Was Carmelo worth the gamble for OKC?

“Paul George and Russell Westbrook were the ones that sort of got Melo on board before the trade was made. At that point, it was up to Sam Presti (Thunder GM) to make the move” – Young

“I was told by people close to Paul George that the fact that they made that Melo trade was very impressive to them” – Young

“These are lessons learned from the KD era” – Young

“They hoped Melo would succeed. It just didn’t fit” – Young

PG-13 elbow issues behind him?
Click here to read more about this story by Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post

“He complained about tightness in his forearm all season long. He was beat up by the end of the year. He’s trying to get healthy coming into next season” – Young

Second Half

Rachel Nichols’ one-on-one conversation with LeBron James (Part 2):

LeBron: “I don’t feel like this is a rebuilding year”

“They’re not a contender. They’re still building” – Elhassan

“They’re not going to be title contenders. They’re going to be in the playoffs” – Young

“Success if you can get up to 6 or 5 seed. Stay out of 7 or 8 (seed)” – Elhassan

“I don’t think this Lakers team is going to be the same by the trade deadline” – Young

Surprised LeBron didn’t recruit PG harder?

“No because he had already made up his mind” – Young

“The fact that LeBron went to the Lakers only cemented a little bit further for Paul George to want to stay in OKC” – Young

“LeBron James is going to come and steal that spotlight” – Young

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: “There’s no such thing as the G.O.A.T”
Click here to read more about this topic by Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated

“It’s the same thing with: ‘Who’s better? The 73 win Warriors or the 72 win Bulls?’ All these conversations” – Elhassan

Fizdale changing the culture with the Knicks?

“The culture is changing before Fizdale ever got there” – Young

“As soon as Phil got out of there, it changed” – Elhassan

Like Davis’ mindset on Boogie? | “Now he’s the enemy”
Click here to read more about this topic by Angel Diaz of Complex

“It doesn’t make a difference. You should be worried about making the playoffs” – Elhassan

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Whiteside and Spoelstra have four-hour meeting last month

Via the Sun Sentinel (Shandel Richardson):

“We had a great talk. I just think it’s trust on both sides. I think that’s the biggest thing” – Whiteside on his meeting with Coach Spoelstra

“Spoelstra made a critical mistake in the playoffs by just saying ‘I’m done with Hassan'” – Elhassan

“These conversations are easier to have and much more productive during the summertime” – Young