The load management conversation is at a fever pitch in the NBA after the Clippers were fined for not communicating Kawhi Leonard’s reason for sitting out. Is this a real problem for the league or is it confined to Leonard (2:00)? Plus, we run through Kemba Walker’s return to Charlotte, Gordon Hayward’s resurgence, the Wolves’ precarious position, and more (19:33).
‘The Mismatch’: Is Kawhi Leonard’s Load Management a Problem?
Plus: Gordon Hayward is back and the Wolves need a leader
Justin, Rob, and Wos reevaluate four NBA teams to discern whether they look better or worse than they did earlier on in the season
Kevin and Kyle talk first impressions of prospects and more
JJ and JackO discuss the details of Judge’s new contract and what his return means for the Yankees
The Annual NFL QB–NBA Player Comp With Ceruti. Plus, the Transfer Portal Explained With Max Olson, and Life Advice With TV Writer Bill Callahan.
The Athletic’s Max Olson joins Ryen to talk about the current version of the NCAA transfer portal, why and how it changed, its affect on team-building and staffing, how it ties in with NIL and boosters, and its impact on high school players
Austin and Warren preview this weekend’s games, including Ravens-Steelers and Buccaneers-49ers
Plus, Musa and Ryan discuss Croatia’s penalty shootout win over Japan