Ed Davis is glued to the bench in Utah and Tara and Cassidy have some thoughts on the latest episode of the Hoops And Talks podcast. If Jazz don’t want the former Trail Blazers big man, could he come back to Portland? Beyond Davis, Cassidy makes a pitch for Anfernee Simons to be in the 2020 NBA All-Star Dunk Contest and offers up some alternative voting options for the festivities set to unfold in Chicago.
Then, as they continue to learn more about basketball at the Olympics, Tara tells us about Olympic Melo. Why is Carmelo Anthony so important on Team USA?
All this and more on the latest WHAT podcast.
1:15 What past NBA players would have done better in today’s NBA compared to their own era?
7:00 Blazers highlights from the game in Toronto.
10:45 Skal Labissiere update: four more weeks before he is re-evaluated. Former Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu is out for the season (Orlando applied for a disabled player exception).
19:15 Anfernee Simons should be in the dunk contest. He has the hops, skills, and charm, plus he is the future of the NBA. We’ve seen Dwight Howard enough.
22:30 New All-Star voting idea: the NBA should update the All-Star voting so the players vote for each other (East players vote for the Western Conference and vice versa) and fans should vote for who gets to be in the contests.
28:00 Get to know Olympic Melo. An overview of the teams he was on, a list of the records he holds, and how he was truly proud to be a part of Team USA.
38:15 Around the league: Jimmy Butler vs TJ Warren: Kisses Fly in Indiana, draaaaaaaaaama! The Cavs. Yikes. Also: Steph Curry Tampering: PUBG *Wink Wink*
44:45 Also, why does everyone have to weigh in on what Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to do? Why assume he’s gone? Why not think that he would stay?
46:25 Wrap up
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Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
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