While the Summer League Trail Blazers are working to gel as a team and make it back to the championship game, Tara and Kendyl are trying to make sense of the NBA off-season.
We talk a bit about what Kendyl has been up to (helping with World Cup and Big 3 Tournament coverage) before launching into the big topic of the summer: NBA free agency. How are people in Los Angeles reacting to LeBron James coming to town? What do we make of DeMarcus Cousins to the Bay Area? What free agency moves are going to come back to haunt teams?
This summer so much of the free agency chatter is about money--have we gone too far into the weeds and lost sight of the players themselves?
1:20 A little World Cup talk
5:40 A little Big 3 talk
8:30 Free agency highs and lows
8:45 How people in Los Angeles are reacting to LeBron James joining the Lakers
10:00 Some Kobe Bryant fans are having a hard time
12:10 Portland free agency doldrums
14:10 Biggest surprises so far--DeMarcus Cousins to the Bay Area
14:40 No free agency courtship rituals this year
16:35 Will Boogie be the downfall of the Warriors?
20:15 Deals that could look really good
22:10 Lakers grab-bag of players could be a master plan
25:05 Ed Davis, J.J. Reddick are sneaky good signings
26:35 Signings most likely to haunt a team later--Dwight Howard to Washington Wizards
27:30 Rondo--could go either way
28:10 Are fans focusing too much on the money and getting too caught up in the details?
30:50 Big storm in Vegas, Summer League round up
32:20 Fun head-to-head battles: Aaron Holiday vs Collins Sexton, DeAndre Ayton vs Mo Bamba
34:15 Impressions of Gary Trent Jr. and Anfernee Simons
36:05 We forgot how tall Anfernee Simons is and guess virtually every other height than the one at which he is currently listed: 6-foot 4.
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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License