We go over some highlights of the first night the NBA returned to action, including Trae Young’s and Joel Embiid’s big games against the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets, respectively (1:27). Then we try to make sense of the Western Conference playoff race and predict who will grab the eighth seed out of Memphis, Portland, and New Orleans (25:39).
‘The Mismatch’: Trae Young Drops 50 on His First Night Back
Plus: Embiid says he’s the best player in the world
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.
House and Hubbard make predictions for the upcoming tournament