The Brow does the shammgod
Monologue: Rockets building case as 2nd-best out West?
And then, this happened…
Rockets need to make a move before trade deadline?
“They need to make a move to add more depth to just get guys some rest” – Jefferson
“If they’re going to get someone, get someone that can play defense” – Ogwumike
More disrespectful Harden crossover: Jamal Murray or Wesley Johnson?
“It caught me off guard how far he fell” – Harden
“Wesley Johnson. In the history of the NBA. That is the most disrespectful“ – Jefferson
“Wesley Johnson. It’s definitely worse because it really cemented his MVP season“ – Ogwumike
January 8, 2004 – Kevin Garnett with the one handed dunk on the original Sabonis!
The Rules; Was Giannis inspired by Clemson?
Hot Potato; What chance do you give Kings to make playoffs?
Decisions; Should they just take the turnover next time?
Aggression; Are Fox & Russ more alike than we thought?
Most explosive PG dunkers of all-time:
3) Russell Westbrook
2) Derrick Rose
1) Baron Davis
Was Lonzo & Ingram’s big night a blip or a trend?
Ball had 21/7/5 | Ingram had 29 points and 6 assists
“It’s both, which is a random thing to say. As a coach, you challenge your players. These guys just need to take this opportunity with all these guys out and it’s not coaching. This is your opportunity“ – Jefferson
“The issue that these young guys have is not only efficiency when they play, but also consistency when they are playing. They need to be able to shoot consistently“ – Ogwumike
Blake Griffin doesn’t need to be relevant by Kevin Arnovitz
Draymond Green: “You can’t play defense anymore” | Does Draymond have a point about defense today?
“Two things: No player has benefited more from the new rules than James Harden. No team has benefited more from the new rules than the Golden State Warriors. You got Steph Curry and all those guys. No one can touch them” – Jefferson
“The game has changed, especially with how they protect the shooter on the perimeter. But it’s still a whole new world when it comes to the paint” – Ogwumike
James Dolan: “Knicks will never tank” | Buy James Dolan saying Knicks will “never” tank?
“I don’t really worry about what James Dolan says that much. I’m not so concerned about the external. I’m really excited about the internal. They finally have a coach in which the players really listen to, they’re playing hard and making progress. They are still a good free agent destination” – Ogwumike
“He should have just stopped when he said about the draft pick” – Jefferson
“Knicks fans are intelligent enough to know every time they lose, this is a great draft class” – Jefferson
“I haven’t seen people this excited [for Zion Williamson] since LeBron. I’m not saying he’s going to be the next LeBron, but I had not seen people this excited about an incoming freshman in 16 years” – Nichols
Kevin Love still weeks away from return | What’s Kevin Love’s future with Cavs?
“They’re just kind of in a flux” – Jefferson
“Kevin Love is a safe bet in the NBA. The question here is: Is he still a guy that is a primary option? To me, his body of work, he’s an efficient player, someone you can rely on, he’s consistent, he may not be a primary, but he’s somebody you can build around” – Ogwumike
January 8, 1993 – Shaq dunking on Patrick Ewing vs the Knicks
Expect to be an All-Star this season?
“It’d mean the world to represent my organization, to represent the city of Charlotte. I’m excited to to try to get back to that game. Not a lot of guys get a chance to be in the All-Star game and represent their city at the same time” – Walker
How difficult is it to get your shot off?
“I love it. It’s all about creating space and being able to get your shot off” – Walker
What will determine your free agency decision this summer?
“Right now, I don’t think about it as much just because nothing that can be done right now. I want to be able to enjoy that process and just wait for it over the summer. And I do want to be in the playoffs and I think we can with he team we have now” – Walker
On the trade rumors:
“At first, it was pretty tough just because I’ve never been involved in trade talks. So to hear it, I heard it through social media. From that point on, I was pretty upset, but you can only control what you can control” – Walker
On should the Hornets be active during this year’s trade deadline:
“They know what they got to do. I have a lot of trust in him [Mitch Kupchak]” – Walker
Favorite Michael Jordan story?
“To this day, it’s still super surreal for me. Every time I see him, I’m like ‘Wow.’ He loves being around us, loves to help us give advice to not just me, but everyone” – Walker
“Just to be myself” – Walker on advice he has gotten from MJ
“I wanted to get to the basket” – Walker
Bonus: Favorite ankle breaker in your career?
“The one on Nikola Mirotic” – Walker
“I thought it was good. It was a close game. I looked over to my teammates and they were like ‘It didn’t go in'” – Walker
“For the most part, I hope I didn’t offend nobody. I really just wanted to get rid of the basketball because I thought the guy was going to foul me. I probably should have just threw it to the rim. It just happened” – Walker
Klay Thompson and the things he likes:
How will Timberwolves respond in 1st game of post-Thibs era?
“It all falls on two players. You got two No. 1 picks [Wiggins and Towns]. They’ve proven to be good, the next step is for them is to prove that they can great. They have to deliver. You have a 1-2 punch” – Jefferson
“This is a good opportunity for people to say: Who’s also going to step up? And if your head coach getting fired doesn’t get you in formation, then what are you playing for here?” – Ogwumike
Wizards at Sixers
Jimmy Butler’s discontent in Philly overblown?
“I’m not mad at him because I do think he has a right to be angry” – Ogwumike
“76ers big 3 reminds me of the Heatles” – Ogwumike
John Wall undergoing surgery on his left heel (Washington Post)
Trade Wall/Beal or try to build with both of them?
“They both gotta go. There are people who would take that [John Wall’s] contract” – Jefferson
Admire Tatum’s honesty in response to hypothetical trade for AD? (Via CLNS Celtics Beat Podcast)
Tatum: “I’d trade me for Anthony Davis too”