Show Recap: July 17, 2018

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Opening Tip
Westgate favors ’19 Warriors over ’96 Bulls by 9.5 points (Via Ben Fawkes/ESPN)

Today’s Panel:


First Half

Opening Monologue: “Not a great week for the 76ers” – Nichols


It had been a rough 24 hours for the Sixers because of the following…

Sixers went after Rockets GM, Daryl Morey for their open GM slot and failed (Via Marc Stein/NY Times)
Nemanja Bjelica will now play in Europe this season, rather than playing with the Sixers
Quotes via The New York Times

Sixers GM search taking too long?

“The problem is: They are in a very sensitive time period” – Elhassan

“They have to find the right guy” – Friedell

Rockets better or worse now?

“I don’t think they’re better right now. This team has to win now” – Friedell

“I don’t know if they can keep up pace with what they were last year” – Elhassan

“Issue with Carmelo: He is not that kind of player anymore” – Friedell

July 17, 2003 – Young LeBron James in a Summer League game!

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Kawhi Make or Miss

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Excited to see Collin Sexton in the regular season?

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Competition; Will Clips of Pros blocking kids ever get old?

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Chemistry; Will we see more synchronization next season?

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Shyness; Is this the new Embiid and Rihanna?




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Is Tatum binge watching Kobe’s ‘Detail?’


Kawhi considering USA Basketball minicamp to showcase recovery, according to Ramona Shelburne and Woj

Raptors in “Driver’s Seat” for Kawhi? (Per Brian Windhorst on “The Lowe Post” podcast)

“It means San Antonio has a high asking price” – Elhassan

“I still don’t think Toronto is good enough with Kawhi” – Friedell

“If I’m the Spurs, do I want to inherit that type of money?” – Elhassan

Second Half

What to expect from LeBron-Luke Walton partnership?

As told to Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

“Luke is not a taskmaster. He’s very laid back and chill” – Elhassan

“Both know what it takes to win” – Friedell

“If they’re going to have a basketball philosophy, nice way to start in July” – Elhassan

Any reason for LeBron to play in 2020 Olympics?

“When your LeBron and you’ve accomplished everything, what is the reason?” – Friedell

More likely for Josh Hart: Lakers Starter or Trade Piece?

“More important for him is to get meaningful minutes” – Elhassan

“Of course he’s a trade piece” – Friedell


Kobe Bryant’s ‘Detail’ on Trae Young now available on ESPN+

Expectations for Collin Sexton next season?

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“He’s going to be able to do whatever he wants next year. This is the guy they are trying to build around” – Friedell

Where do Celtics stand with Marcus Smart?

“This is the business. He’s in a market where there’s not a lot of buyers” – Elhassan

“He might have to take the qualifying offer” – Elhassan

“You really think Marcus Smart wants to go to Atlanta?” – Friedell

July 17, 2012 – *Jeremy Pargo with the nasty handles and dish to a teammate, who throws it down!

*Younger brother of former NBA player Jannero Pargo

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Run it Back
Smart for Kawhi to play for Team USA? (Per Ramona Shelburne and Woj)

“The only thing I can think of, the only advantage of going here, is if there’s a part of him that still would not mind coming back to San Antonio, but without the hoopla, in a more natural way” – Elhassan

“If your Kawhi and feel good, why not just do it?” – Friedell

Who should win ESPYS for Best NBA Player?

Friedell and Elhassan both say LeBron James

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Liz Cambage (Dallas Wings) drops WNBA record 53 points!!!


“He’ll be back” – Elhassan

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