Show Recap: November 8, 2019

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Opening Tip (New)
Does this look dangerous?

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“Jimmy is a great athlete. He can 20 on them with no shoes” – Pierce

“That could have been bad. Good for him” – Jefferson

Panel:

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Guest:

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First Half

Monologue: Only time will tell who won the Porzingis trade


How should Knicks fans feel about Porzingis trade?

“If I’m a Knick fan, I would feel devastated. Porzingis is a generational talent. It just sets the Knicks back another 10 years. You have to build through him. You lose that and trade that away, what’s next for Knicks fans?” – Pierce

“The Knicks fans should not be surprised. This is what they should expect from their franchise. For the Mavericks, this was a win-win. They didn’t risk anything. The Knicks should have tried to keep him at all costs, unless they got a superstar or a guaranteed top 5 pick in return” – Jefferson

Mavs look like a playoff team this season?

“Yes. I think so. If KP and Doncic can play 75 games or more and if their bench can sustain how they’ve been playing, they could be a playoff team [as a 7th or 8th seed]” – Jefferson

“Absolutely if Porzingis and Doncic is healthy. Luka Doncic is playing at MVP candidate level” – Pierce


Distant Replay 2 OTD in 1994 – Hall of famer, Grant Hill soaring high in the air to finish the alley-oop with a monster one-handed jam!

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Make or Miss League (CJ McCollum)

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Should Bosh talk to Jimmy about Heat videobombs?

“That’s how they role in Miami” – Pierce

Miss (Contact)
Was this a foul on Jimmy?

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How?
Dejounte Murray hits the deck, but then somehow flips the shot up and in!

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Pierce and Jefferson:

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Thoughts on Anfernee Simons?
Had 16 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter vs the Clippers

“I like his game. Portland hasn’t had that burst and bounce” – Jefferson

“They got enough guards. But the kid is talented” – Pierce

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Did you feel things watching the Kemba tribute?

“He deserves a tribute video. I’m tired of guys who get traded and play for a team for 2 years, come back and get a tribute” – Pierce

Moving on…

NBA fines Clippers $50k for statements “inconsistent with Kawhi’s health”

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Clippers handling Kawhi situation correctly?

“Ultimately, the Clippers made a mistake” – Jefferson

“The surprising thing is Doc is the best at this. He knows [Steve] Ballmer has big pockets” – Pierce


Second Half

How attractive of a trade chip is Kevin Love?

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“It depends on the team. He can complement other players. He is going to be a trade piece for someone, you just don’t know who and where. Love is in a great mental place” – Jefferson

“For me, one that comes to mind: Houston. If you add him to that team, they may be the odds on favorites in the West” – Pierce

Has Gordon Hayward returned to All-Star form?

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“Absolutely. He was the one question mark for me coming into this season on where to really place the Celtics. If he’s going to play at All-Star form and he’s going to continue to be this consistent, you got to put the Celtics in the contending mode in the Eastern Conference” – Pierce

“He’s one of the five best two-way players in the NBA. I’d put him in the top 25 range [for best players in the league]” – Jefferson

Pierce’s top 5 two-way players in the league:

-Kawhi Leonard
-Paul George
-Giannis Antetokounmpo
-Joel Embiid
-Russell Westbrook


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What was Richard like as a teammate?

“He was the worst, he was sarcastic, he knew how to push your buttons” – Arenas

How often did Wizards prank each other?

Via Alex Kennedy/Hoopshype:

“I was already on the way out. It was that group that was older and all young kids came in. It was like a frat house” – Arenas

“If Gilbert didn’t get hurt, he would be one of the all-time greats. I truly believe that” – Pierce

On the gun incident in 2010:

“Knowing me, I was going to act the way I act. I got suspended 50 games for detrimental to the team because they can hold that suspension as long as they want” – Arenas

Any regrets on how things ended with Wizards?

“The only thing I regret is being guilty of claiming them. I regret being honest. I kept working out like I normally did” – Arenas

Thoughts on concept of load management?

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“As athletes, we play hurt to prove were actually hurt. If you’re injured, then yes. Take some time to get healthy. If you’re just fatigued and a little banged up, no. I wouldn’t have sat out” – Arenas


Distant Replay 2 OTD in 2002 – Ricky Davis (Cavs) going between his legs to finish the slam dunk!

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League Pass76ers at Nuggets
Rather have Joel Embiid or Nikola Jokic?

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“The lazy Embiid. Just because of the way he plays” – Arenas

“Joel Embiid. I feel like Jokic came back not a better player” – Pierce

“Nikola Jokic” – Jefferson

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Scored 23 points vs the Lakers

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“I lit them up for 48” – Arenas

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“The guys weren’t performing at their best. They were missing dunks. Shaq bet me $10,000, but I didn’t get the money!” – Arenas

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