Raptors set the bar for welcoming former players back?
“If you go there one season and win a title!” – Pippen
Guest (Second Half Only):
Monologue: Pacers heat up ahead of pending Oladipo return
Ceiling for Pacers when Oladipo returns?
“As thirsty and hungry as they’re playing now, they could easily move up to 2nd or 3rd place in the East. They’re playing exceptionally well. They’re an exciting team to watch without having their superstar player on the floor” – Pippen
“They’re right there. They’ve benefited from a relatively easy schedule going on, but they’ve overcome some things” – Windhorst
“If I look at the raw numbers, I could actually make a case that Brogdon will get better when Oladipo comes back because his usage will go down a little bit, but I don’t know” – Windhorst
“Bringing Oladipo back will take a little bit of that pressure off of Brogdon and make this team even more efficient” – Pippen
Reason for Lakers road success this season?
“It sure helps to have Anthony Davis and LeBron James. They play defense. Defense travels. They really play with great intensity” – Windhorst
“It’s really been their defense, but mostly, it’s been about the scheduling” – Pippen
Time for Magic fans to let Dwight beef go?
Via Fox Sports Florida:
“No. They’re still pissed that they didn’t won a championship. He’s trying to piggy back on the Lakers to get a championship. Orlando fans aren’t buying that” – Pippen
“No. It’s not over. Same reason where the Pacers fans were all over Paul George. They’re not so sure that they’re better off without him” – Windhorst
OTD in 2003 – Former slam dunk champion, Desmond Mason stealing the ball and throwing down a nasty windmill dunk on the other end!
Anyone get dunked on more than Aron Baynes?
Like Jared Dudley sticking up for Dwight?
“This is called, knowing your role. His job is to do this on this team” – Windhorst
“I would have to go do that for maybe LeBron or AD. Dwight has to fight them guys” – Pippen
LaVine’s 7-7 3-PT FG more about him or Hawks?
Dropped 35 points in three quarters
“The Hawks defense” – Pippen
Bogdan Bogdanovic becoming Kings closer?
“He is a sneaky guy in the free agent market. I don’t know if they can afford to pay him” – Windhorst
Devonte’ Graham making case for most improved?
Career-high 40 points against the Nets
“He is right there” – Windhorst
“It was like a breakout party for him. Show the world what you can do” – Pippen
“I love this guy. He’s been one of the most fun people to watch this year. You can’t be most improved in your second year. That’s what you’re supposed to do!” – Elhassan
Thoughts on the “logo” in Kawhi’s ring?
“He’s sending a message probably to his old team [The Spurs]” – Pippen
“After what happened last summer, I’m never underestimating this guy again. He is a killer” – Windhorst
James Harden’s 55-piece on the Cavs
Had only 5 FTA in the game
“Based on the fact that how the game is being played, it’s really just a 1-on-1 game for him. He’s shooting every shot almost. In today’s game, I’d get 40 [per game]”
“Because of the weirdness of the game”
“Nobody else had it going [on the Rockets]” – Elhassan
Bucks 16th straight win (1st without Giannis)
“They really wanted to keep that streak going. They stepped on the Pelicans”
“To be able to play without your star player, they didn’t miss a beat. They played like they knew they could win the game”
“The Bucks have beaten a lot of bad teams in this streak” – Elhassan
Gordon Hayward’s health
“He’s a guy that’s been able to bounce back. This Boston Celtics team is built for the long haul. They got enough guys over there to fill the void when they miss a guy here and there”
Knicks snapping 10-game losing streak
First NBA Win: ✅
Coach Miller got the game ball after a big win vs. the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/FMR84Zr51W
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 12, 2019
“I thought the Warriors won this game. From a lottery standpoint, this could end up being a loss in the long-term”
“I would say a 4-20 team would have a must have win because players start to lose it mentally. A win like this, especially on the road when teams are able to come together, it boosts their confidence”
“I don’t think it’s a must win” – Elhassan
What’s wrong with Nikola Jokic by Tim Bontemps
What’s the hottest holiday sneaker release?
Latest on Luka Doncic’s sneaker free agency?
OTD in 2002 – A young Tyson Chandler finishing the one-handed monster alley-oop on the Pistons!
Mexico City Games
Expectations for Mavs-Pistons in Mexico City?
Seventeen years ago today, @KingJames made his national TV debut. He delivered 🔥
31 points | 13 rebounds | 6 assists pic.twitter.com/CQsSd7NIq9
— ESPN (@espn) December 12, 2019
Embiid: “I need to be more aggressive”
Embiid on Shaq and Charles Barkley’s criticism of him:
Joel Embiid have something to prove vs Celtics?
“Yes. He does. He could be more assertive” – Pippen
“These are the types of games he has to deliver on” – Windhorst
“The Celtics don’t have anyone to matchup with Embiid” – Pippen
Cavs at Spurs
More likely to get traded: Love or DeRozan?
“The Cavs are ready to trade Love, but he’s the harder player to trade. DeRozan, who can opt out of his contract, is a more easy player to move” – Windhorst
“I like the Spurs to hold onto DeRozan. I think Love gets moved” – Pippen
Love showing disinterest: