I, Travis Tate, attempted to host the show with Trevor Ritchie as our excellent expert. He and I talked preseason for this season’s Pels; what is there to take from games where we see Anthony Davis continue his MVP-level play but have to deal with two major injuries to presumed starters (Solo and Rondo)? What will happen at the 2 as Jrue Holiday, once removed from the lead guard position is now caught in limbo: will he play the 2 or the 1? Who is this team’s point guard? [Hot take answer here]. Does it matter if DeMarcus Cousins is the best playmaker we’ve got, this side of 6 weeks sans-Rondo?
Tony Allen. Our guy, but he’s Memphis’ long-time favorite. He’s going to have his number retired, the team already announced. The Pels do play in Memphis to open the year on October 18; might he start and really get the crowd riled up? MInd you, this podcast was recorded before the Pels dropped a laugher 142-101... one has to hope that game doesn’t mean anything.
Who’s your MVP? Kawhi Leonard is getting talk as a “solo superstar” compared to guys-with-teammates: Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, James Harden (how ‘bout those ‘12 Thunder, doe), AD(!). I’d like to quickly mention John Wall and Giannis Antetokounmpo before saying I think it’ll be Durant. Even worse, Trevor thinks it’ll be LeBron James. Ugh, we’re boring.
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