Show Recap: September 4, 2018 (30-minute show; Rachel Nichols is back!)

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Opening Tip

Is giving a boost on a dunk assist-worthy?
This basketball game in the Philippines featured one twin brother, giving his other brother a boost for a dunk and Amir Johnson tagged I.T. and said (Via @abscbnsports/Twitter):

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Today’s Panel:

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The show must go on!
“The NBA never stops” – Nichols

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What does Luol Deng buyout mean for Lakers?

“They’re (Lakers) going to have $38M in cap space. He gave back $7.5M. He wanted to go out and play basketball” – Marks

“The main thing for him: To show the world that he’s still healthy, capable of contributing to a winning situation” – Elhassan

Thibs too interested in bringing in former Bulls? (Via Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic)

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“He (Luol Deng) fits a need as a versatile player, can play stretch four, can guard multiple positions. (Joakim) Noah: There’s not a whole lot of need for a big there ” – Elhassan

“What you want to do if you’re a coach: You want to get all your allies in a locker room and now you got 5 of them (Rose, Butler, Gibson, Noah and Deng)” – Marks


Replay

September 4, 1999 – Teresa Weatherspoon (Houston Comets) with the amazing half-court game winner!!

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Make or Miss (Milos)

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Foreshadowing? Think Klay was joking about playing in BIG3?

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Melo’s response:

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Contests; Surprised Dennis Schröder beat LeBron in a shooting contest?

Via ds17_fg:

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Milk; Feel bad for Goran Dragic?
Finland has a picture of Lauri Markkanen stuffing Goran Dragic on milk cartons!

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Should Spencer Dinwiddie be concerned by Woj following him?

Woj replies:

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Memories; Understand why Steven Adams was hurt by KD?

Moving on…

Agree Raptors offseason deserves an “A” grade? (Per Kevin Pelton)

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According to Bobby Marks, if Kawhi Leonard leaves next summer, the Raptors are projected to have $50M in cap space

“Yes because they did two things: They upgraded their roster and then you add Danny Green. They are a better team today” – Elhassan

“I would give them an “A” for the Kawhi trade but I would give them a “B” overall because I still have concerns at head coach with Nick Nurse” – Marks


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College Basketball Analyst Fran Fraschilla joined the show!

Expectations for tonight’s WNBA Winner-Take-All Game 5s?

2019 NBA Draft prospect to watch?

Fraschilla: Zion Williamson
“The hype machine has already started. This kid is going to wow people. If he stays healthy and he can manage the weight, this kid is as freaky an athlete that I can remember coming into this league in forever”

Marks: R.J. Barrett
“I thought he could have played in the league right there (City of Palms Classic in Florida). I wanted to grab him and put him on a team”

Fraschilla: “I see him as Justise Winslow”


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Pacers extend Nate McMillan’s contract

FRASCHILLA: “They got the best 2nd unit in the Eastern Conference and maybe in the league”

ELHASSAN: “Ooh…Toronto on line 1!”

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