Justin, Rob, and Wos join to discuss why Joel Embiid didn’t play against Nikola Jokic again and have a bigger-picture conversation around load management and the NBA regular season (1:23). Then, they talk about the most interesting teams ahead of the trade deadline and start with the Lakers. They cover the D’Angelo Russell renaissance, explore a Dejounte Murray hypothetical trade, and debate what the Hawks’ future should look like ahead of the deadline (13:24). Later, they celebrate the Knicks’ acquisition of OG Anunoby and consider whether they should save their assets for the next star trade request or make a move right now to get better (45:34).
Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre
Producers: Carlos Chiriboga and Jack Sanders
Additional Production Supervision: Ben Cruz