Show Recap: November 7, 2018

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Today’s Panel:


First Half

Breaking News
Report: League to televise all-star draft live! (Via New York Times)
More of this story can be read here

“It’s not too late to televise all-star draft” – Nichols


LeBron was team captain for last year’s All-Star game

Televising all-star draft a big deal?

“The drama (Who represents the West) is what I’m interested in seeing. Who’s going to be the last guy picked? That’s the only thing I’m worried about” – TMac

“Woj knows who gets picked anyway” – Windhorst

“I would love to see Kawhi and how uncomfortable he would be in that situation. He would HATE IT!” – Windhorst on being a captain for the all-star team

“He would commentate on every single pick” – Windhorst who is rooting for Joel Embiid to be the leading vote getter for the ASG and be captain

“I suggest you do the draft right before the game” – TMac

Support Rachel Nichols’ “draft Vince Carter in dunk contest” campaign?

“I love my cousin. I don’t want that lasting memory of him barely getting up now” – TMac

November 7, 2000 – Mark Jackson with the incredible behind the back pass to Corliss Williamson!

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“MAMA…There goes that man!”

“In the National Basketball Association, the people of Washington are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The guys who are finger pointing inside the locker room and the guys who are playing for their next contract. These are their stories…”

Wall and Order

Monologue: Wizards need to band together

This is not good!
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It is not rock bottom for the Wizards

2008-2009 – The Wizards won only 19 games that year; Gilbert Arenas was on the team



Last night’s loss to the Mavericks should have came with mature audience TV warnings
So far this season, the Wizards are grabbing 44 percent of available rebounds, ranking last in the NBA
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Wizards rank 3rd worst in the league defensively

You’d think the Wizards would dig themselves out of this hole, the stretch they’re in right now is when they would do it
Wizards have lost to bad teams to begin the season
“There’s only one way to get better and that’s together” – Scott Brooks

Think Wizards can recover from 2-8 start?

“They can recover and they have the personnel to do so. They will be fine” – TMac

“I think they are. They have better talent” – TMac on Wizards being better than the Sixers

“You have to evaluate whether this is the team you want to keep together” – Windhorst

Should Kyrie let Jamal Murray feud go?
Next time the Celtics and Nuggets will meet…March 18th

“Shots are still being fired” – TMac

“I love this because there’s not much drama in our league other than we talk about the Wizards everyday, talk about Jimmy Butler. This is creating some more drama. I want Kyrie to back his words up” – TMac

“Kyrie is the one who is out of line. He’s making it even more out of line” – Windhorst

Second Half

Make or Miss league Kawhi

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Risk; Is sitting front row really worth it?
Omari Spellman (Hawks) chasing down the ball in Charlotte and crashes into some fans

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Rooks; The Bucks couldn’t send someone to help DiVincenzo on CJ?
McCollum scored 40 points last night

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Hesitation; How smooth is this hezi and finish by Dennis Smith Jr?

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Jumpers; Why shoot jumpers when you can dunk over and over?
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 11 FGs, 1 jumper, 1 layup and 9 dunks (2 off of Shaq’s Stats era record)

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Airplane mode; Feel worse for the rim or the defender?
“This dunk was so amazing, he forgot to land” – Windhorst


Run it Back

Top rookie dunks in NBA History (in honor of Miles Bridges dunk from last night):

1999: Vince Carter vs the Pacers

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2010: Blake Griffin on Mozgov

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1985: Jordan’s cradle dunk vs the Knicks

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Something Nothing or Everything?!

Jimmy Butler chartering plane for teammate (Tyus Jones) to watch brother (Via Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic)

TMac: Everything;
“Jimmy looking out for his little brother like that. I respect that. Obviously, he (Jones) have that type of money to make a trip like”

Windhorst: “This was a beautiful gesture”

Zion Williamson & RJ Barrett’s college debuts?
Duke dismantled Kentucky, 118-84
Williamson: 28 points | Barrett: 33 points

TMac: Nothing
“I didn’t go to college. But if I was going to college, I was going to Kentucky. I signed up for this show not to talk about college basketball”

Windhorst: Everything
“This might be one of the most fun college teams to watch”

Devin Booker saying Suns deserved boos from home fans

Windhorst: Nothing
“We’ve been hearing stuff like this for years now”

TMac: “Only way you change that is in a Suns uniform”
Was going off his quote ‘This is my last year not making the playoffs’


Windhorst: These are savage times for NBA defenses | Best approach to defending in modern NBA?

“The defenses are a generation behind. They can’t keep up with it. There’s no scheme that these guys are used to playing” – Windhorst

“You have to draft guys that have size, but also has great length and athleticism. That way if you’re going to switch, they have the ability to stay in front of these guards (Like Steph Curry) and use their length to contest shots. I don’t know what you do in today’s game when you can’t be physical with these guys – TMac

DeAndre Jordan doesn’t want to discuss success at free throw line (Via Tim Cato of The Athletic)

The panel did not discuss this!

November 7, 1997 – Nick Van Exel with the alley-oop pass to Shaq, who threw it down with one hand!

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Markelle Fultz’s shot still in flux?

“I don’t know what to believe. There has been so little transparency about this and he has struggled so much that it’s made it just really hard to figure it out. This perpetuates the situation and it’s not helping him at all” – Windhorst

“I rather for him to come out and say he’s injured. This is a very weird situation. Looking at him, I feel sorry for him to some degree” – TMac

Who is 2nd best player on Lakers right now?
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“Talent wise: Kuzma. He is going to be a star in this league and learn a lot from LeBron. As far as consistency this year: JaVale McGee” – TMac

“I don’t think he’s having a lot of fun playing with LeBron” – Windhorst who was referring to Brandon Ingram

How can Tyson Chandler help Lakers defense?

“I honestly can’t describe the feeling. My adrenaline gets running just through shootaround, because you see guys, and you feel the buzz” – Tyson Chandler

“I like this addition for them. He’s an LA guy. He will help them defensively” – TMac

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