Show Recap: November 6, 2019

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Opening Tip (New)
Think MJ is feeling good about his roster?

“He should feel really good about the draft pick, Devonte’ Graham. He’s playing well as a rookie” – T-Mac

Panel:

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Malika Andrews (Second Half Only):

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First Half

Monologue: Giannis is still figuring out who he is


How close is Giannis reaching his peak?

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“I think he’s at his peak. The one thing he can improve on is his jump shot and he’s taken more, he’s not shying away from it” – T-Mac

“I don’t agree that he’s gotten there yet. It doesn’t have anything to do with statistics, it has to do with the playoffs. When you are a first ballot hall of famer, you realize that in a playoff setting, you can take over and win a game or a series. Giannis has that ability, but he has not yet been able to do that” – Windhorst

“I see him being better at that [as a playmaker] this year” – Nichols

Kawhi Leonard out vs Bucks due to “Injury/Illness, load management (knee)”

Is Kawhi more hurt than we think?

“That’s my gripe about this whole thing: he might have knee issues, but he’s not hurt” – T-Mac

Windhorst:


Distant Replay 2 OTD in 2008 – Brandon Roy with the game winning three-pointer at the buzzer on T-Mac’s Rockets!

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Make or Miss League (Steve Kerr)

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Would Sir Isaac Newton struggle to explain Derrick Jones Jr.?

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Should Gallo just take a foul next time?

“No. Throw the shoe. That’s what Mike Miller did” – Windhorst

“I’m actually really mad at whoever he’s guarding. Just go get the ball” – T-Mac

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Shades of Steve Francis on Troy Hudson?

Trae Young vs the Spurs:
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Steve Francis:
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Funnier mishap?

Damian Jones:
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Rudy Gay:
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Windhorst: Rudy Gay | T-Mac: Rudy Gay

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Best dime from Tuesday night?

LeBron to Quinn Cook:
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Trae Young to Bruno Fernando:
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Jokic to Monte Morris:
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“LeBron’s pass to Quinn Cook” – T-Mac

“Jokic’s pass” – Windhorst

Moving on…

Is LeBron still the best player in the league?

“He was upset over the summer. I don’t think he’d ever say it, but he would love to average a triple double” – Windhorst

“I can’t hand that reign over to LeBron just yet. I’d give it to Kawhi right now” – T-Mac


Second Half

BS or Real Talk (New)

KAT on Embiid scuffle: “I just had to defend myself”

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Credit: Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

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“You better defend yourself. Start it and finish it” – T-Mac

“He started it” – Windhorst

Jim Boylen: “We’re gonna develop our bench”

Via NBC Sports Chicago:

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Discussion:

Gordon Hayward on going 16-16 on 2-pt FG: “Seems like a pointless stat to me”

Via NBC Sports Boston:

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“This should propel him to excellence for the rest of the season” – T-Mac

“The reason he’s right: Did you watch the Cleveland defense? Their defense on Hayward was embarrassing” – Windhorst

Gobert on offense: “It’s on my teammates to want to find me”

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Credit: Andy Larsen/The Salt Lake Tribune
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Credit: Andy Larsen/The Salt Lake Tribune

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T-Mac:

He’s averaging almost three shots a game less than he did last year” – Windhorst


Jump Recommends.JPGSteph Curry’s place historically is still being sorted out by Zach Lowe


More likely to reach Finals: Bucks or Clippers?

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“Bucks. Three reasons: The path is just easier in the East, how does Giannis respond to adversity? They feel like their bench got stronger” – Andrews

“Both of them. This is going to be our NBA Finals for 2020” – T-Mac

Kawhi Leonard out vs Bucks due to “Injury/Illness, load management (knee)” (Cont’d)

“They’ve said this all along. This doesn’t raise all the alarm bells, but it’s a bummer regardless” – Andrews

“The marquee matchup is this game” – T-Mac

“Players should never be resting if he’s healthy. It should always be for injury/illness, not rest” – Nichols

Are Rockets problems fixable?

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“This has been a knock on these guys. It’s not good. At the end of the day, you got to stop people. It’s the worst I think it’s been. It’s fixable if these guys buy into what ever the system is” – T-Mac

“Is this fixable? Yes it is in this moment. In 20 games, that’s when it becomes a yikes if we haven’t seen it by that point” – Andrews

“They care more about the offensive end than the defensive end” – T-Mac


Distant Replay 2 OTD in 2002 – Shandon Anderson with the nasty poster dunk on Gerald Wallace!

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Crunchtime (New)

Blake Coming Back?
Blake Griffin close to returning?

Petty Wars
Is the placement of this Kyrie billboard petty?
Placed in Times Square near the Garden

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League Pass

76ers at Jazz
Expectations for Embiid’s return from suspension?

“He better come to play” – T-Mac

“He’s coming in hungry. He likes that sort of thing” – Andrews

At the Buzzer (New)
Even a 1% chance we see KD on the court this season?

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