Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier are joined by Haley O’Shaughnessy to chat about the ballooning hype for Joel Embiid (1:20), the possible precariousness of the "new old-look" Cleveland Cavaliers (8:50), and the awkward roster fits for the revamped Minnesota Timberwolves (18:55). Then, they bring on Paolo Uggetti to debate the meaning behind Kyrie Irving’s bizarre comments regarding the Cavs (26:10), whether Kyle Kuzma can maintain his impressive preseason performance (35:55), and if Carmelo Anthony will be good for the Oklahoma City Thunder (38:35).
Joel Embiid Returns, Kyle Kuzma’s on Fire, and More Preseason Talk
Plus: Examining the Cavs, Wolves, and Thunder as tip-off night approaches
Did Andrew Wiggins’s All-Star campaign get a boost from an unexpected fan base? Plus, KOC and Verno gush over Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr.
NFL Championship Round Film Breakdowns With Ted Nguyen, the Forgotten Character in the Steroid Saga, Plus ‘The Line’ Director Doug Shultz
Ryen also hits on whether or not Ben Simmons’s trade value has diminished from August 2021 and the 76ers quest for a favorable trade
Plus, Warren and House share their favorite bets of the week
Wos also reacts to the Nike LeBron 9 "Big Bang" release before breaking down notable off-court fits from the last week
‘Home Team’ is more than just a bizarrely timed feel-good movie tied to Bountygate. It’s the guide to understanding Payton’s stunning decision to leave the Saints.