theScore's Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond break down the biggest storylines and hot topics in basketball.
KAT's injury, and slow starts in Dallas and Miami
The already reeling Timberwolves lose Karl-Anthony Towns for 4-6 weeks. What's behind uneven starts for the Mavericks and Heat? Can the Sixers keep their improved defense up when healthy? Is Kristaps Porzingis quietly headed towards being a 2023 free-agent prize? Are the Suns now the team to beat out West?
Injuries pile up, Pacers take flight
We take stock of all the high-profile injuries currently afflicting the league, before diving into surprisingly plucky, surprisingly fun Pacers.
The improving Nets and the surprising Kings
Kevin Durant and a ragtag supporting cast under Jacque Vaughn have the Nets playing more inspired basketball; can it continue when Kyrie Irving returns? The reasons to believe in - or doubt - Sacramento's encouraging start. Plus an Anthony Davis trade idea, Boston's league-best offense, and a rookie Sixth Man of the Year?!
James Herbert on the massive Magic and the tall-ball revolution
James Herbert of CBS Sports joins the show to talk about his recent article on the NBA's upsizing trend, how the Orlando Magic's tall-ball experiment is going, the advantages and disadvantages of playing big, why things aren't working out in Minnesota, why the post-up might be making a comeback, the new possession game, and much more.
Read James' piece here: https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/from-smallball-to-tall-ball-the-nba-is-resizing-again/
The most surprising and disappointing teams out West
The Jazz, Trail Blazers, and Thunder have pleasantly surprised us, while the Timberwolves, Pelicans, Warriors, and Mavs have disappointed us.
Harden's injury, Nets fiasco, and a trio of non-Bucks East contenders
We bounce around some recent league news - including a foot injury that's expected to sideline James Harden for at least a month - before delving into the ongoing tumult surrounding the Brooklyn Nets.
Then, we look at the second (i.e. non-Bucks) tier of contenders in the Eastern Conference, breaking down what we've seen so far from the Celtics, Cavs, and Raptors, and what we expect to see from them moving forward.
Finally, our make-or-miss segment tackles LeBron's war on Father Time, where the Grizzlies' backcourt ranks in the NBA, the odds of Jae Crowder rejoining the Suns, and whether a hard cap will actually be seriously debated in CBA talks.
Good info, enjoyable nba discussion. I like it
What happened to the other host??
I liked it better with all 3.
Love the score and will keep watching the podcast. If I missed something I apologise. I live in Australia now and do not know why there is only two of the three now.