Show Recap: October 4, 2018

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Opening Tip
Hope Doncic plays better than he dances?

Today’s Panel:

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Starting from the left: Rachel Nichols, Jorge Sedano, and Byron Scott

First Half

Opening Monologue: Breaking down NBA GM Survey
Click here to read the NBA GM Survey results (Via NBA.com)

LeBron James had the top votes for the following categories:

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James hasn’t won an MVP since 2013. Will he claim his 5th MVP this year?

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GMs picked Giannis Antetokounmpo

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KAT was left off the list after winning the category last year

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For Best International Player, Giannis Antetokounmpo won this category against these guys:

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But this player didn’t make the list…

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Not only was Embiid left off the ‘Best International Player’ category, but he was also left of the ‘Best Defensive Player’ category too

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In the category of ‘Most promising young core,’ Philly won over Boston

Bad news for Lakers fans, they didn’t make the cut!

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Run for your lives!!!

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Brad Stevens dethroned Gregg Popovich as ‘Best Coach in the NBA’

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Most likely to win MVP this season?

“If LeBron James comes to LA, wins 50 games and gets the Lakers to the 2nd round, he’s clearly the MVP” – Scott

“LeBron James because he is going to have to carry a lot of the load here” – Sedano

“The Lakers core is going to be so important this year” – Scott

KAT’s stock falling in eyes of NBA GMs?

“The biggest reason: They are going through some turmoil” – Scott

“The playoffs made him look soft. He played terrible. Where was he?” – Sedano

Brad Stevens voted best coach over Pop?

“He has not won a championship yet. Until he does that, now you can say he’s the best coach in the NBA. Right now, Gregg Popovich is still the best coach in the league” – Scott

The reality is: talent matters. Brad has had the luxury of having those type of guys yet” – Sedano who was referring to TD, Parker & Ginobili and Kawhi of the Spurs


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Hot Potato; Did the Nets morph into the Spurs?

Check out the ball movement:

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There’s more…

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Experience; Allonzo Trier’s (Knicks) 20 points in 13 minutes enough for a roster spot?

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Retirement; Who you got in pickup right now: Spurs legends or Lakers legends?

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Secrecy; Should everyone start calling Vlade “The Vladfather?”

On the wall:

-Photoshop of “The Vladfather”
-An old draft board?
-29-53 (The Kings brass’ prediction for the season win total)?

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Hype; Is the ceiling the roof for Deandre Ayton? (21 pts, 15 rebs, 3 blks last night)

“ROY. No doubt about it. Living up to the hype right now” – Scott

Moving on…

Jabari Parker: “I played like Doo-Doo” (Shot 1-12 FG and had 2 pts) | Expectations for Jabari Parker with Bulls?

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“He’s been in this situation before. He’s very resilient” – Scott

“He’s been in this situation before. He’s very resilient” – Sedano


Second Half

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Can Wolves salvage Jimmy Butler situation?

“They can’t salvage this situation. He doesn’t want to be there” – Scott

“I think a lot of other teams have been frustrated with the Wolves” – Nichols

D-Rose poised for a bounce-back season?

“It’s possible if he’s willing to take on the role that he is given” – Sedano

“He is a guy that can be a very good contributor to a team. He can help this Minnesota team, if he can accept that type of role” – Scott


Recommends“The Introduction” airs Sunday at 7pm ET on ESPN2 (The NBA Countdown crew sat down with 6 of the league’s newest stars)


Sneak Peek: Nación ESPN2 (The Latino Experience) on basketball and its impact on people

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Did Matt Barnes drop the mic on #FlinchGate?

Via TMZ:

Let’s go to the tape…again:

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“There’s no doubt about it that he put it right in his face and Kobe didn’t flinch. Period” – Scott

JaVale McGee right about Bigs being phased out?

“If you’re a big man and you got skills, you’re in the league. To me, this is nothing. They’re not being phased out” – Scott

“I don’t agree with JaVale completely. Clint Capela got $85M for setting great screens, defending. You can still make a great living as a big in the NBA” – Sedano

“If you’re not a big that can stretch the floor or kill people on that post, you better be able to block shots, rebound and set great screens. If you can do two of those three things, you got a place in this league. If you can do all three, you can make Clint Capela type money” – Scott


Like CP3’s answer on difference between Rockets and Clippers?

“If I had to guess, it would be DeAndre Jordan. That team (Clippers) clearly didn’t sacrifice for each other” – Sedano on who he thought CP3 was throwing shade to

“I think it’s Blake (Griffin), a couple of people. He wasn’t particularly real thrilled about some of the guys he played with in LA” – Scott on who he thought CP3 was throwing shade to

JR Smith to pay $600 restitution for phone toss

Past incidents of players getting into it with fans as they film them with their phones:

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“I experienced that on the golf course. The invasion of your privacy is ridiculous” – Scott

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Admire LeBron’s 2-week cleanse before the season?

“That’s the discipline you gotta have when you got three kids running around the house and they’re making sprinkled chocolate chip pancakes at 11 o’clock at night, you have to be very, very disciplined to not even indulge”

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