Why won’t anyone dap up Norman Powell?
Dime but no dap 😂 pic.twitter.com/0z1nkCVXWW
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 26, 2019
Not now Norm lol pic.twitter.com/sFaoXPVTQs
— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) June 6, 2019
Guest (Second Half):
Russell Westbrook introduced by Rockets
Westbrook on playing with James Harden and Rockets GM, Daryl Morey on how the organization plans to make the MVP pairing work:
Reaction to Russ’ intro press conference? | Confident Russ & Harden can coexist a 2nd time around?
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) July 26, 2019
Hustle & Motivate. 🚀 pic.twitter.com/9tuo1lusp3
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 26, 2019
McMenamin & Youngmisuk:
“We forget that these guys won MVPs back to back seasons and now they’re paired together” – Youngmisuk
“I’m curious to see how the mix comes in the postseason” – Sedano
“Mike D’Antoni is the guy who can make this work. But Russ probably has to do the most adapting” – Youngmisuk
“James Harden will still be the focal point of that offense. I don’t want to count him out of the [MVP] conversation because he has been that good the last several years. Most likely they cancel each other out [for MVP]. I would look elsewhere if I was going to make a prediction on the MVP” – McMenamin
Surprised some of J. Cole’s buckets were assisted?
Does a 97-year-old have better handles than you?
— ESPN (@espn) July 27, 2019
Pelicans have 5 former Blue Devils on their team
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 25, 2019
NBA player most likely to pull this in a game?
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 25, 2019
Youngmisuk: Miles Bridges or Dennis Smith Jr. | McMenamin: JA Morant
2014: PG-13 360 windmill
1984: MJ’s rookie cradle jam
2012: Gerald Green alley-oop windmill
Over/Under 57 wins for the Bucks in 2019-20?
“They have the best team around Giannis in the Eastern Conference. The teams with the continuity, this is where they can take advantage [based on all the movement]”
“Giannis is going to get better. They have the reigning MVP. Kyle Korver will help all those players learn how to play the game”
“They can still win less games than last year and still be over”
Clippers 5 games better than Lakers?
“If everything went totally right for them, I can see that being a fair number. Both PG and Kawhi will be handled with kid gloves because they want to make a deep postseason run” – McMenamin
“They will be 5 games better than the Lakers because the Lakers have so many new parts again and a new coaching staff. Clippers will be better than the Lakers in the regular season” – Youngmisuk
“In the postseason, if LeBron and AD are healthy, I would favor them in a series against the Clippers” – Sedano
Best bet to hit the over?
“Portland Trail Blazers. They’re the team every year gets counted out, certainly in the last 3-4 years. They made that deep postseason run. Damian Lillard could be set up to have an MVP type of season. 46 wins seems low to me” – McMenamin
Blazers: O/U 46
“Denver Nuggets. They know what it takes now, they’re no longer inexperienced. They’ll win over than 52 games” – Youngmisuk
Nuggets: O/U 52
“Nuggets are still in ‘prove it’ mode” – Sedano
“Miami Heat. I’m never going to sleep on Erik Spoelstra. Jimmy Butler is a top 15 player in this league” – Sedano
Heat: O/U 44
“New York Knicks too. They’ll win over than 26 games because I believe in David Fizdale and they got a lot hard working guys that want to prove something” – Youngmisuk
Best bet to hit the under?
“Toronto Raptors. I know how good they actually are without Kawhi Leonard. But they are one significant injury, or one Kyle Lowry injury away from not being a playoff team” – Youngmisuk
Raptors: O/U 46.5
“Charlotte Hornets. 24 wins is not low enough. They’re going to get beat up by a lot of teams” – McMenamin
Hornets: O/U 24
“New York Knicks. I like their plan, I just don’t like their team” – Sedano
Knicks: O/U 26.5
Stephen Curry’s “Stephen vs The Game” on Facebook Watch (Final episode premieres July 29 at 8pm ET)
DePaula: RJ Hampton to sign sneaker deal with Li-Ning
“I want to be the face of something global that’s bigger than just the U.S.” – R.J. Hampton
BREAKING: Top-ranked guard RJ Hampton signs 5-year, multi-million dollar signature shoe deal with Li-Ning, in advance of playing overseas & entering 2020 NBA Draft.
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) July 25, 2019
“He’s signing a 5-year deal [in New Zealand] that would make him a top 4 highest paid in this year’s draft. His deal is the biggest Chinese shoe deal for a rookie ever” – DePaula
When can we expect Zion’s 1st signature J’s?
“Most likely, he’ll start the season wearing Air Jordan 34” – DePaula
Latest on RJ Barrett’s sneaker deal negotiations?
“He’ll decide soon between Nike, Adidas and Puma” – DePaula
OFFICIAL: Trail Blazers’ 1st round pick Nassir Little has signed a multi-year shoe deal with Nike. pic.twitter.com/KV1qMEy1k9
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) July 26, 2019
JJ Redick will not accept invitation to join USA Basketball
Are you ready for the Tacko Fall experience?
Clippers release plans for new Inglewood Arena (Projected to open in 2024)
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 26, 2019
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 26, 2019
Should Bradley Beal consider max extension?
“At the very first moment allowed, we are going to offer Brad the full max extension” – Tommy Sheppard (Wizards GM)
— Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) July 26, 2019
Rockets over/under 53.5: Too high or too low?
Won 53 games in 18-19
Youngmisuk: Too low
McMenamin: Too high
Sedano: Slightly over