Show Recap: October 8, 2019 (Jorge Sedano hosts from LA | Rachel Nichols hosts from China)

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The Opening Tip (Revised) - 2019
Marcus Morris’ promise to bring back “old-school Knicks” realistic?

“I loved it. I loved him setting the tone early. Basketball needs more physicality, not dirty, because it’s really soft right now” – Barnes

LA panel:

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Starting from the left: Jorge Sedano, Chiney Ogwumike and Matt Barnes

China panel:

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Guests (China Only):

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DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets
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Hall of Famer and 2-time champion, David Robinson

First Half


Conversation with Nets players DeAndre Jordan & Spencer Dinwiddie from China


Make or Miss League (Damian Lillard)

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Has Vince the dunker distracted us from Vince the passer?

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“He’s one of the most talented players the game’s ever seen from being able to do everything” – Barnes

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Think Lonzo’s jumper looks better?
Had three first half triples vs the Hawks

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“It definitely looks better to me” – Ogwumike

“The form looks better, but more than anything, it’s just confidence” – Barnes

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Drummond’s 3-pt shot is ________

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“Ugly” – Barnes

“Preseason acceptable” – Ogwumike

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Better nutmeg?

Harden:
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Trae:
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Ogwumike: Trae | Barnes: Trae

Moving on…

Too soon to call Zion must-see TV?

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After the game:

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“Never too soon. He was must see in college, must see in high school, so might as well in the NBA be must see TV. We should really have dunks on the stat sheet because Zion changes the game in that regard. This is must see basketball just because he is different” – Ogwumike

“He’s continuing to grow and it’s going to be a fun season for them and him. The sky’s the limit for this kid” – Barnes

“He’s a team first guy” – Sedano

Coach K issues statement supporting California’s fair pay to play act

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Discussion:


Second Half


First impression of Westbrook-Harden duo?
Westbrook: 13 points in 21 minutes | Harden: 34 points in 27 minutes

Discussion:


“The cool thing now is not the Knicks” – Durant

Via Hot 97 (New York):

Is KD right about the Knicks not being cool?

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“Absolutely. It’s been that way for a while. It’s ‘What have you done for me lately’ and it hasn’t been the Knicks. Until they get a new owner, they’re going to stay in the toilet” – Barnes

“The culture is there in Brooklyn. There’s a different vibe over there” – Ogwumike

Impressed by Fultz in preseason thus far?
Scored 8 points off the bench for the Magic vs Pistons

“I’m not even watching necessarily the jumper so much, I’m just looking at how he moves. What is his confidence level? He’s looking like the athletic guard we saw and came to love at Washington” – Ogwumike

“I’m happy just to see him out there smiling and playing. I’m hoping that this fresh start in Orlando gives him a new shine of light and he just goes out there and plays” – Barnes

“Orlando needs him. They could use a star in that town and he’s got star potential” – Sedano


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Uncle Scottie
Scottie Pippen’s nephew (Kavion Pippen) signed by Warriors!

Open Gym
Over 100 NBA scouts attend RJ Hampton practice

Conditioning
Pat Riley says James Johnson banishment for failed conditioning test “had to be done”

Rich Paul says AD is better than Giannis: Agree?

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Credit: Dave McMenamin/ESPN

“Not to make an entire country mad but…yes! I do agree. Largely because Anthony Davis, from a skill perspective, is better than Giannis. But this is what hurts AD: Being a post [player]. It’s a guard’s world now” – Ogwumike

“I agree with him and it’s not a knock on Giannis. AD doesn’t have a hole in his game” – Barnes

“Anthony Davis doesn’t have any flaws” – Sedano

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