Show Recap: July 30, 2019 (Jorge Sedano hosts)

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Opening Tip
What round would you draft Zion in fantasy football?

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“If it was PPI league: First or second round” – McMenamin

Panel:

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First Half

CJ McCollum agrees to 3-year/$100M extension with Blazers, per Woj

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“I’m not surprised [he got the max]. This has been their staple, their core for the last couple of years. This is Neil Olshey (Blazers GM) and the Blazers front office doubling down on their commitment to CJ McCollum that they’ve had privately” – Andrews

“This is just the right timing for him. We haven’t heard any drama between him and Damian Lillard. This is investing in the person as much as the player” – McMenamin

“He’s an excellent player for this era and it makes all the sense in the world. Fans in small markets want their guys to be there for a long time” – Sedano

AD ready for pressure of being a Laker?

Via That’s What She Said with Sarah Spain Show:

Andrews & McMenamin:

Who should be Lakers best player next season?

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“LeBron. Not stats and or shots wise. If he’s not in the conversation of being their best player, their title window probably isn’t going to open” – McMenamin

“Anthony Davis. This is why the Lakers brought him in: He is younger, he is solidly in his prime. He should be the most talented player on the court next year” – Andrews

“Whoever LeBron decides will be the best player” – Sedano


Make or Miss League (Zion Williamson)

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Rocco the key to Klay’s recovery?

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Lillard the ideal franchise player?

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Trae Young the best tag player in the NBA?

Moving on…

Does Melo deserve a farewell tour?

Melo’s trainer, Chris Brickley on The Breakfast Club Power 105.1:

McMenamin:

“I just don’t like farewell tours that much. He should just ride off into the sunset. It’s too much” – Andrews

“I think the ship has sailed in regards to a regular season farewell situation because the teams that would make the most sense: Knicks or Nuggets. Team USA, that makes a ton of sense. That should be the situation” – Sedano

Best available free agent?

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“Jamal Crawford and Kenneth Faried” – Andrews

“Carmelo Anthony” – McMenamin

“JR Smith” – Sedano


Second Half

Daryl Morey on load management: Plan to “have our guys peak in April”

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Via The Dan Patrick Show:

Should Rockets load mange Russ & Harden?

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“Yes. If Daryl Morey wants them to peak later in the season, I do think in a crowded Western Conference, it does make sense to manage the minutes of two of the guys who have played the most minutes in the NBA” – Andrews

“You want to be peaking in June. You want to be making sure you do everything to have them be healthy when it matters most” – McMenamin

Load management:

Daryl Morey says Harden is a better scorer than MJ (Via The Dan Patrick Show):

Better scorer: MJ or Harden?

“He has a better step back three pointer than MJ. Everything else, MJ is a better scorer and played in an era where there was a much tougher defense” – McMenamin

“It’s not even close. So many of James Harden’s points come from his shifty little moves getting to the line” – Andrews


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Warriors right place for D’Angelo Russell?

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“Absolutely because him staying in Brooklyn with Kyrie Irving was rot with potential problems. This gets him into a place where they have a vision from top to bottom. He’s going to benefit from playing alongside Steph Curry” – McMenamin

“The Warriors have the right culture to absorb D’Angelo Russell into” – Andrews

“This is a new class with a championship type of organization” – Sedano

Steph & D-Lo or Dame & CJ?

Andrews & McMenamin: Dame & CJ

“Up in Portland, they have that chemistry going. They figured it out” – Andrews

“They’ve proven how well and effective they can play together with one another” – McMenamin

“D’Angelo is not there yet. He’s still learning” – Sedano

Williamson: “I want to stay with one team”

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Will Zion ultimately rethink “one team” stance?


crunchtime

Rip City Return?
Aldridge interested in returning to Blazers someday?

I Promise
On this date in 2018: LeBron opened iPROMISE School

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Linsanity
Nate Robinson wants Jeremy Lin to join The Big 3?

Any lingering chemistry concerns for Celtics?

Smart on yesterday’s show:

“There will be a breath of fresh air in that locker room because two of the most disruptive forces and I think Marcus would agree with me were Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier” – McMenamin

“Of course there’s going to be chemistry concerns because they have a bunch of new guys that they’re trying to figure out how to plug into a new system potentially” – Andrews

Ballmer open to renaming Clippers?
Per The LA Times

“I’m not in love with the name or the logo so why not?” – Andrews

“The team name: If you do end up winning with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in this great era, then you’re really exercising the demons of the Clippers” – McMenamin