The New York Knicks win their third game in four against the Atlanta Hawks, exposing the Hawks’ roster-construction issues and illuminating a larger problem with rebuilding in the modern NBA (1:20). The Philadelphia 76ers have proved themselves to be an elite defensive team, but can they live up to championship predictions without a potent offense (32:29)? Finally, now that free agents from the summer can be traded, it’s time to cut bait on some valuable players in ill-fitting situations (41:32).
‘Group Chat’: Are the Knicks Good or Are the Hawks Just That Bad? Plus: Solving the Sixers and Cutting Bait SZN.
Justin and Chris also discuss the Sixers as an elite defensive team
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
Kevin and Ryen also talk about Jimmy G’s injury