We review the stories coming out of this weekend: a minor Anthony Davis thumb injury, Kyrie Irving’s reaggravated facial fracture, the Kings’ Buddy Hield contract dilemma, and Zion Williamson’s impressive performances (2:51). Then we draft all 30 NBA teams in terms of watchability (12:16) before deciding whether an NBA news item is a good call or bad call (42:42).
‘Heat Check’: The Shallow Lakers, a Kyrie Irving Setback, and Max Player Buddy Hield?
Plus: the NBA League Pass draft
Bryan and David are joined by The Ringer’s Brian Phillips to discuss his upcoming podcast ‘22 Goals’ surrounding the men’s World Cup