Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor express their astonishment at Joel Embiid’s contract extension (1:50), wonder about the reasoning behind Gary Harris’s contract extension (19:00), and discuss the importance of nutrition when it comes to young NBA players (25:10). Then they debate the trajectory for preseason standout Kyle Kuzma (33:35), take sides in the James Harden–Kevin McHale feud (42:15), and explain Markelle Fultz’s new shooting form (49:50).
Joel Embiid’s Extension Price Is Right
Plus: Gary Harris signs, Kyle Kuzma shines, and Markelle Fultz struggles at the line
Plus, Van and Rachel discuss Brittney Griner’s letter to President Joe Biden from a Russian prison and dynamics of the Black diaspora
There’s one potential KD suitor people are sleeping on. Plus, why the Wolves going all in for Rudy Gobert makes sense, my thoughts on the Celtics’ moves, and an early review of summer league’s biggest attraction: Chet Holmgren.