The NFL kicked off Week 12 on Thanksgiving with the Chicago Bears beating the Detroit Lions and delaying what most believe is to be the inevitable firing of head coach Matt Nagy though, per ownership prior to the game, the two things were never related. Also from this game, Dan Campbell has many likable qualities, but is coaching one of them? In the best game of the day between Derek Carr's Las Vegas Raiders and Dak Prescott's Dallas Cowboys, the biggest takeaway could be that both teams are enigmas. Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills trounced a group of players claiming to be the New Orleans Saints. How much stock can we put in this win after the losses they've had? In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls have shown an impressive level of adaptability as they sit near the top of the East. Meanwhile, Trae Young's Atlanta Hawks have gone streaking in a good way to get themselves back into the thick of things. The Golden State Warriors are still atop the standings as is Stephen Curry in the MVP race. But the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker have won 15 straight and are the reigning Western Conference champions. And the Los Angeles Lakers are finding new ways to struggle. Last Word on Pro Football Pippen Ain't Easy Soaring Down South Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (@3ZerosPod, @JoshGBuck, @ClockerSports) and visit ClockerSport.com today! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/triplezeros/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/triplezeros/support
Golden State is taking on Portland tonight at Chase Center. Whitey and JD discuss where the Warriors stack up in a top-heavy Western Conference and how the 16-2 is more sustainable than some think. Plus, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area drops by to break down the 49ers-Vikings. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
At the 20 game mark (one third of the season), the Calgary Flames are #1 in the Western Conference, and tied for #1 in the league. The guys try to answer one big question this episode in this episode. Have the Flames been lucky and got themselves off to a start that we can expect to see level off, or is this year's Flames team really a goods team and realizing their potential?
Chad Andrus and Troy Renck are filling in for Mark Schlereth and Mike Evans on Black Friday! The guys kick it off by describing their Thanksgiving food favorites. The guys also tie a bow on the wide receivers being locked up and whether it's a plan by George Paton to lure a veteran QB Hour 1 also features "The Morning Brew" in which the guys talk the Rapids coming up short in the Western Conference semi's, Giannis and the defending champ Bucks come to face a very under-maned Nuggets team, LeBron gets fans ejected and Avs' head coach becomes the franchise's all-time leader in wins! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In today's episode, Michael and Chris give their thoughts on the Western Conference standings. Assuming the Warriors, Suns, and Jazz all finish in the top three, who else is going to have home-court advantage? The Mavs? The Clippers? The Timberwolves?!? And given all their injuries, how should the Nuggets treat the rest of their season? They then take a look at Tyrese Maxey's breakout sophomore season, and how ironic it is that he would be a perfect fit beside Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. From there, they debate the NBA's most and least coachable stars before Chris calls Michael out on his greatest troll job yet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nat is joined by Forbes Sports contributor, Shane Young (@YoungNBA), to discuss top NBA storylines and break down the status of several western conference teams, including the Blazers and Clippers, two of the Dubs' upcoming opponents.
It's another two part episode as Drew Livingstone joins the show once again! Drew and the guys talk the Avalanche's crazy 7-5 win over the Senators, and how the Avalanche have looked as we approach Thanksgiving. Also is there any possibility at all that Bo Byram could get traded in order to go ALL in at a Stanley Cup? In part two, Griffin and Christian talk the Avs 5-2 over the Ducks to push the winning streak to six games, and the continued dominance of Nazem Kadri. Is there any team in the Western Conference that can be a challenge to an Avs team at their best? Welcome to The Tell It Avs It Is Podcast, your home for everything Colorado Avalanche on The Hockey Podcast Network! Join hosts Griffin Youngs from Fansided.com and Christian Bolle from DenverNoseBleed.com every Monday and Thursday as they brings you up to date and intriguing analysis on all things Colorado Avalanche and NHL. Follow Griffin on Twitter: @GYoungsNHL Follow Christian Bolle on Twitter: @Christian_Bolle Follow the show on Twitter: @TellItAvsItIs The Hockey Podcast Network - @hockeypodnet
The Athletic's Tony Jones takes us behind the scenes on a Jones family holiday, Jazz at 11-6, a loss to Memphis, matchup with OKC, Rudy Gay's acclimation, Donovan Mitchell's efficiency, Western Conference outlook, a lot of puke in Sacramento, tribute video criteria + more
November 24, 2021 It's a week of wins! The Trail Blazers win every game this week and Dia is thrilled to bring back the unicorns--at least for a minute. Damian Lillard wins player of the week for the Western Conference, Lebron gets suspended, Larry Nance Jr and Jusuf Nurkic are making everyone talk and Greg Brown makes a killer dunk. Dave and Dia talk about all of this--as well as the ongoing investigation into Neil Olshey and why he's problematic--and more on this week's episode. Podcast Music Credits Protofunk by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4247-protofunk License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Blue Ska by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3453-blue-ska License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/pdst.fm/e/chtbl.com/track/3271E/traffic.megaphone.fm/VMP5983745033.mp3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Grizzmas! Brantley and Will get you caught up on all things Grizz, including the thrilling victory in Utah, Jaren Jackson's recent performance, coaching question marks, Kyle Anderson's fit, Western Conference power rankings, and of course the most the recent Nike ad campaign featuring Ja Morant and Memphis. Cyber Monday sale happening now at grizzden.com! Merry Grizzmas ugly sweater giveaways happening on Instagram (@grizz_den) and Twitter (@grizzden)!
Daniel and Ryan got together to discuss the wild scenes from the Pistons/Lakers game last night. They give some thoughts on the Luke Walton firing. To wrap things up, they continue their smash or pass focusing on the Western Conference! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Russillo shares his thoughts on some big NFL Week 11 losses, including the Bills losing to the Colts, the Packers losing to the Vikings, and the Titans losing to the Texans, Chiefs-Cowboys, and more (0:32) before talking to Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet about the on-court incident between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart, the Lakers' 9-9 record, injury setbacks, the Western Conference, and more (11:50). Then Ryen talks with Fox Sports and The Athletic's Bruce Feldman about Florida firing head coach Dan Mullen, the coaching vacancies at USC and LSU, a look ahead to the CFP, and more (38:20). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:40). Host: Ryen Russillo Guests: Mike Trudell and Bruce Feldman Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On today's show, Dane reacts to what is now a two-game winning streak for the Wolves after Thursday night's win over the Spurs. How should Wolves fans feel about wins over the Kings and Spurs relative to what that means for their chances of making the play-in tournament? Topics include: — How the bottom of the Western Conference is making the play-in tournament feel like a reasonable expectation for this Wolves team — The Wolves on another hot defensive streak, and how that makes the hot start to the season feel like less of a blip on the radar — Schematic changes that are putting KAT in better rebounding position — Jaden McDaniels, Malik Beasley and Taurean Prince catching a rhythm off the bench after Finch shortens the rotation — The importance of McDaniels getting back on track Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MLS Cup favorites! Darkhorses from each conference! All the biggest storylines, plus nitty-gritty previews for this weekend's games featuring Zarek Valentin's insights on the Western Conference! 1:29 - Playoff HYPE 9:38 - Who is the favorite to win MLS Cup? 14:21 - Does the first round bye help or hurt the No. 1 seeds? 18:12 - What does a “successful” playoffs mean for the non-favorites 21:31 - Who is the MLS Cup dark horse? 26:09 - Philadelphia - RBNY Preview 39:27 - Zarek Valentin joins the show to preview the West Playoffs 40:29 - Vancouver - SKC Preview 56:05 - Portland - Minnesota Preview 1:12:25 - Celebrating the job Robin Fraser has done with the Rapids this season 1:15:23 - NYCFC - Atlanta Preview 1:27:43 - Is Ezra Hendrickson set to be the new coach of the Chicago Fire?
Did the Spartans bid prematurely? Whitlock compares Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker's new contract to Charlie Weis' deal with Notre Dame over fifteen years ago. Former Mizzou football star T.J. Moe argues that Jason has missed the trend and that Tucker and State are poised for success. “Fearless” contributor Steve Kim brings context to the discussion by looking at the huge impact agents and boosters are having on the NCAA. Rashad McCants, former Tar Heel and Timberwolf, looks at the looming showdown in the NBA's Western Conference. Are Steph Curry and Golden State still the favorites, even with LeBron James set to return from injury for the Lakers? Plus, Uncle Jimmy has a hilarious take on Travis Kelce's dating habits. Today's Sponsor: Get a Family Feast Bundle which includes steak and chicken from Good Ranchers. Visit https://GoodRanchers.com/FEARLESS to get $20 dollars OFF and FREE express shipping. NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program only for those ready to switch today! Head to https://NetSuite.com/FEARLESS Right Now! Save 20% on “Fearless” swag! Use Promo Code Fearless20 at: www.shop.blazemedia.com/fearless to make yourself an official member of the “Fearless Army.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: While the weather called for overcast skies with a slight northerly wind, it RAINED hard in Brooklyn Tuesday night. Take 2: We are now roughly a month into the season, teams have played about 14-15 games thus far, and looking across the league there are some troubling signs. So I ask, is it time to sound the alarm for these teams? Take 3: Worried in the West? There's certainly plenty of Panic to go around so let's take a look at the Western Conference. (Jerry Seinfeld voice) What's the deal with Portland? Take 4: LeHuman James. Nothing heals a wound better than a Prime Time game! Take 5: Speaking of guys that won a championship in a small town then bolted, news that Giannis might have his eyes set on (singing)..leaving on an airplane. Don't know when Ill be back again, oh babe I hate to go! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ryan Blackburn shares his thoughts on the NBA landscape, focusing on the contenders in both the Eastern and Western Conference. Are the Washington Wizards for real? The Chicago Bulls? The Utah Jazz? How do those teams compare to those already established as contenders? Ryan discusses the Lakers, Nets, Bucks, and more before previewing Thursday's injury-riddled Nuggets-Sixers matchup.
Justin, Rob, and Wos start by talking Stephen Curry and the Warriors continuing their impressive play after a comfortable win over the Nets. They also talk about what makes the Warriors so good right now and some of the potential major issues the Nets have (6:49). Then they give their thoughts on the muddled Western Conference (29:27) and they wrap by talking about the Atlanta Hawks' early season struggles (50:37). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hour 2 on The Drive - An unceremonious reaction to the "Hail Murray" one year later, Draft Kings analyst, Reid Fowler joined the program, Suns wins their 9th straight game over Minnesota, Can the Warriors pace the Western Conference, Would You Rather? segment
A mailbag from listener questions via Twitter, looking at the 15 teams in the West in reverse alphabetical order. If you like Dunc'd On, you or someone in your life might like my wife Aislinn's analytical approach to yoga. Check out her streaming service, Yoga With Aislinn, free for a week. Subscribe to our new weekly mailing list for free bonus content and all the info you need to keep up with the latest from Nate and Danny! With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).
Dave, Zona and PLR discuss how Frank the Tank, the Warden and even Downhill Doolie are among the role players who have been stars to help the Suns back toward the top of the Western Conference with a 7-game winning streak. We also discuss the latest on Sarver, including Jalen Rose's walk-back and Penny Sarver's salvos to the complainants. Find the show: Twitter @DaveKingNBA @ZonaHoops_ @SunsSolarPanel Youtube: The Solar Panel: A Phoenix Suns Channel -- with weekly live shows Blog: www.BrightSideoftheSun.com and www.ZonaHoops.com Proudly Presented by Draftkings.com USE promo code TBPN at this link https://tinyurl.com/DKNOVEMBER for a BONUS! The Basketball Podcast Network
Amin Elhassan joins The Drive to discuss early season NBA storylines, Jazz-Pacers kerfuffle last night, NBA fights, refereeing in the Association, Western Conference outlook + more
On today's episode, Matt and recurring guest John Sabine react to the news that Bulls center Nikola Vucevic tested positive for Covid-19, and discuss how the team will make up for his absence. They also discuss John's experience at the United Center for Bulls vs Mavs on Wednesday, and John offers his perspective on how the Bulls defense handled young superstar Luka Doncic. They finish up the show with a look ahead to the 5-game road trip, what the goal of the trip should be record-wise, and take a look at some of these Western Conference contenders. Call or text the show: (331) 979-1369 Support us by supporting our sponsors! | Offers from our sponsors: McDonald's McDonalds has always been more than just a place to get tasty, affordable food – it's an unofficial community center. A big thank you to our friends at McDonalds for always being there. I'm Lovin It. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Colts defense needs to allow Trevor Lawrence to fail on third down. Matt Eberflus needs to embrace the notion that a punt is a turnover too! Indiana Basketball is on BTN+ - so if you IU fans want to watch, it will cost you $10! Pacers beat the Jazz in Utah last night to end Western Conference swing. High School Football regionals will crown a lot of Indianapolis area champs tonight! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-kent-sterling-show/support
The Warriors all but disappeared from any conversation about a title, after losing the 2019 NBA Finals. But ESPN's Nick Friedell assures us the Warriors are back, with star point guard Steph Curry and former Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green bringing their unique synergy. Friedell tells us how coach Steve Kerr is experimenting with lineups this season, how the rebuilding of the program is altering the Warriors' place in a crowded Western Conference, and what the revamped team could look like once Klay Thompson returns. Plus, ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifying match, Sam Borden discusses the cherished USMNT vs. Mexico rivalry that is set to change forever.
Ryan Blackburn shares his thoughts on the ten season defining statistics for the Denver Nuggets in the 2021-22 season so far. From Denver's defensive success at the rim, to their shot location data, to the three-point shooting, and much more. Ryan runs through as many statistical aspects of the Nuggets as he can to describe Denver's season so far. Then, he goes around the league to talk about teams at the top and bottom of the Eastern and Western Conference.
Barry and Dave take a look at the NBA. From the Eastern conference where the top six seeds all have 7 or 8 wins and no one has separated themselves, or the Western conference where the warriors only loss was a 3 point loss to the Grizzlies - but otherwise look unstoppable. What's going on with Kyrie? Have the Knicks taken the next step?
Jon and Keith rundown some of the highlights of an action-packed Wednesday night and then Adam Mares joins (11:00) to discuss the Nuggets season, the Jokic/Morris incident, the tiers of Western Conference teams and moreSupport the show! Patreon.com/FastbreakBreakfastEpisode 575 (S8 Ep. 10)
On today's episode, Jason kicks things off with a few thoughts on the latest scuttlebutt surrounding Odell Beckham Jr. According to multiple reports, OBJ would like his next team to be a Super Bowl contender with top-flight quarterback that will get him the ball. Of course he does. Beckham clearly still views himself as one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL, but does his production actually warrant these kind of demands? Moving over to the NBA, Jason has a few sources who seem to believe that Karl-Anthony Towns isn't too happy with the way things are going in Minnesota. The Timberwolves are bottom feeders in the Western Conference yet again, and as if that wasn't enough, Towns has been replaced by Anthony Edwards as the face of the franchise. If the T'wolves continue to flounder, don't be surprised to see KAT try to force his way out of town sooner rather than later. Finally, Jason closes the show with a very special Baltimore Ravens vs Miami Dolphins Thursday Night Football edition of the Best Bet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
This week Jokic cheap shot, Morris instigated. Steph 50-10 proves he can do more than score. Why AD is the most important player in league. We talk about the top NBA rookies and bubble teams on the East plus the Western Conference full break down. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sports-fluent/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sports-fluent/support
Lucas Hann and Robert Flom are back to break down the Clippers' win over the Portland Trail Blazers, their 5th straight. After a dreadful start, the team is now 6-4 and climbing the Western Conference standings.
Today Justin and Kevin are talking about the Western Conference and what teams are performing better than expected, and who are looking... not so great to start the season. They start talking about Jokic VS Morris and how it spilled out into some tweets! Collin Sexton is hurt how will this affect the Cavs going forward? Last they wrap up the episode talking about the Suns and the Robert Sarver report.
LA Galaxy miss out on qualifying for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs following draw to Minnesota LOS ANGELES (Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021) – In their 2021 MLS Regular-Season home finale, the LA Galaxy battled Minnesota United FC to a 3-3 draw, but did not qualify for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs before 23,803 fans at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday night. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez registered a brace, while Sebastian Lletget notched his third goal of the season. LA Galaxy 2021 Season in Review The LA Galaxy (13-12-9, 48 points) finished the 2021 MLS Regular Season in eighth place in the Western Conference standings, but did not qualify for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs. LA held an 8-4-5 record in 17 games played at Dignity Health Sports Park, while holding a 5-8-4 record in 17 games played on the road this season. Individually, Chicharito led the club and finished tied for third in the league with 17 goals scored in 21 games played (20 starts). Notably, Chicharito registered 10 goals in 10 games played at Dignity Health Sports Park this season. Julian Araujo led the Galaxy in minutes played (2,797), games started (32) and assists (7) in his third season with the club. Victor Vázquez finished second on the team in assists (6), while Kevin Cabral, Sacha Klejstan and Rayan Raveloson finished tied for second on the team in goals scored (5). Notably, Chicharito, Araujo and Sebastian Lletget were named 2021 MLS All-Stars. Galaxy Announce 2021 Team Awards The Galaxy announced the recipients of the club's 2021 team awards following the conclusion of the 2021 MLS Regular Season. Chicharito was named the 2021 LA Galaxy Player of the Year, presented by Herbalife Nutrition, in addition to claiming Golden Boot honors. Additionally, Araujo was named the Defender of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year.
Well, Defenders... it finally happened. After a full season of rising above and falling below the playoff line, injuries, poor performances and matches that re-ignited our hope, the nail was finally driven into the coffin of the 2021 season. Needing a win and some help on Decision Day, LAFC got neither. The Colorado Rapids take the Western Conference title and LAFC's playoff hopes in an emphatic 5-2 win a mile high in Commerce City, Colorado. LAFC fell behind early and often, as Jonathan Lewis had a brace and Collen Warner became the 18th different Rapid to score this season, all before LAFC could muster a goal. Down 3-0, Chicho ignited a faint glimmer of hope, only to see it extinguished quickly by Diego Rubio. Now down 4-1, Brian, yes, Brian pulled one more back. It was former Black and Gold backliner Steven Beitashour who helped seal our fate with a beautiful cross to Dominique Badji, who had just subbed on for Mark-Anthony Kaye, and that was that. 5-2 Colorado, and LAFC is left with far more questions than answers. A huge thank you to our friends over at 110 Football for allowing us to accompany them to Denver. We are so very appreciative to be able to be there in Commerce City to be able to support our boys, and to hear The 3252 in their full-throated awesomeness. We've got a few more episodes planned to wrap up the 2021 season, and we have a ton of interviews and other fun things on board for the offseason. While we hate that it's over, we are really looking forward to all the fun that Season 5 of Defenders of the Banc has in store. Thank YOU, Defenders Nation, for all the support, and we will see you in a week for Episode 178.
After two hard-fought matchups this week for Sacramento the Kings bounce back at home against the The Pelicans and Hornets, to push their record to 5-4 three weeks into the new season. After a very difficult opening stretch the kings have themselves a really easy schedule for the next two weeks and can really make up some ground in the Western Conference will Sacramento take advantage?Follow us on Twitter- @916_Kingdom
The Dynamic Duo of Mike Gallagher and Drew Dinkmeyer return to have a broad look at the Western Conference's best and worst teams. They discuss Dame's slump, whether the Thunder are stunting Shai's development and if the Lakers are burning LeBron too soon. Timestamps Utah continues to roll the regular season (1:03) | Warriors come out to play (7:04) | Lakers - schedule wins or coming into form? (10:33) | Pelicans disaster start (13:27) | Thunder wasting Shai's development? (15:34) | Rockers are fun but bad (19:00) | Nuggets not gritty enough? (20:57) | Grizzlies depth shining through (23:04) | Timberwolves offense slacking (25:28) | Explaining Dame's slump (29:03) |
5 Tool Host Woody Massie and Coach Melvin Taylor bring you an in depth Western Conference preview of this current NBA Basketball 75TH anniversary season. Buckle in this is a long one folks! Future episodes after the eastern conference preview next week will be around 45 minutes. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/5toolsportspodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/5toolsportspodcast/support
It's an all Lakers episode! Jovan Buha of The Athletic joins Josh to discuss the Lakers up and down start to the season, what Jovan expects from the Lakers going forward, and what Western Conference teams he feels are threats to the Lakers in an installment of "For Real or Fugazi". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
90 minutes of us to get ready for 90 minutes on Saturday - Dan, Matt and Stephen are joined by John Morrissey (aka USLTactics) to explain why the Rowdies have been so successful this season and what they need to do against Tulsa this weekend. We also take a glance around the rest of the Eastern Conference matchups and pretend to believe that the Western Conference exists. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Golden State Warriors have made their triumphant return to the upper echelon of the Western Conference behind an MVP-caliber start of the season from their star, Steph Curry. On this episode, Andy Liu of the Light Years podcast has made a similarly triumphant return to this podcast to discuss his expectations for the team this season. 2:55-4:16: "I think they could make the Western Conference Finals. I think that's their upside, and, you know, when you're in that one series to get into the NBA finals, anything can happen, especially if you have Steph Curry.… I think the worst-case scenario is just Steph Curry being hurt and if that happens, I mean, all right, here comes another lottery pick, right? But other than that, I think this team is bare minimum what that team was last season. They're an eighth-seed, seventh-seed at the very least, and then they have the upside to be a Western Conference Finals team." 5:06-4:30: "The amount of love Steph got when the Warriors went 15 and 5 at the end of last season with no chance of actually winning anything, it was incredible. It felt like everybody loved him and he never got that same love when he was winning titles.… Steph is not a different player than he was in 2018 when they beat the Cavs.… He's the same guy, but because the Warriors in the last few seasons, especially the last one, didn't have a chance to win a championship, I think people are coming out the woodwork and saying, 'All right, it's safe now to love Steph.'" 13:02-13:41: "I think Jordan Poole has proved that he has a lot of talent, especially you saw at the end of last season. He has a lot of talent and he's the only guy on this team, even if Klay comes back, he's the only guy on this team that can get to the hole consistently. It's basically Steph, Jordan Poole, and maybe Andrew Wiggins depending on what he ate for breakfast that day.… If he's bad now, that's okay, you got to let him play through it. It's more about what he looks like in March at the end of the season when they're gearing up for a playoff run." 16:25-17:18: "[Wiseman] was put in a position to fail last season. Just quite honestly he was thrown into the fire and he wasn't given much to actually succeed.… They also had him running Steve Kerr's system where they were doing split cuts and intricate passing designs. When the hell has a 19-year-old ever been able to do that? That made no sense, and so he failed. He failed in those moments and I don't blame the kid. Now what I think was successful near the end of the season, they started to put him in pick-and-roll and have them just run to the rim and dunk the ball. That's it. He was getting more comfortable and then he tore his meniscus." 24:15-24:32: "They picked up guys [Otto Porter, Nemanja Bjelica, and Andre Iguodala] that knew their role, knew how to play basketball and weren't going to make mistakes and I think that's really what makes life a lot easier and what made Warriors basketball so much fun to watch and they're bringing that back this season." 29:05-31:28: "I don't think at any point Steve Kerr should be fired. I think Steve Kerr should be the coach of this team as long as he wants to be the coach of this team because he doesn't do anything that that really derails the team. He's not actively making the team worse, but he hasn't also made the team better these last few years.… This season, they put a very veteran-laden coaching staff around him. Kenny Atkinson was an incredible coach for the Nets, he's on the staff now. Ron Adams is still there. They brought in a couple of player development coaches, [DeJan] Milojević and another one from Toronto, Jama Mahlalela. I think that with those guys, it's made his life a lot easier." Sponsor: Use code TBPN during sign-up at DraftKings.com to claim your free shot at millions of dollars in total prizes.
Kansas City's women's pro-soccer franchise has a new team name. The Kansas City Current was introduced Saturday night at halftime of the final game of the NWSL team's inaugural season. What do you think of the new moniker? Soccer reporter Shaun Goodwin discusses the new name, plans for a new stadium and shares some general thoughts about the team's first season on today's episode of SportsBeat KC, The Star's daily sports podcast. After a break, the topic turns to Sporting Kansas City, which missed an opportunity to own first place outright in the Western Conference by losing at Minnesota on Sunday. No goal for Johnny Russell in this one, but he did log an assist. Story links: It's the Kansas City Current Do. you like the new name for Kansas City's NWSL's soccer team? Vote in our poll It's Loony Sunday in St. Paul: as Sporting Kansas City scores first, falls to Minnesota Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Our first look at the Western Conference this season, discussing each team in the West in a loose alphabetical order over almost 2 hours. Timestamps: DAL (6:40), DEN (14:27), GSW and MEM (20:52), HOU (35:40), LAC and POR (43:03), LAL (54:45), MIN (59:26), NOP (1:07:50), SAC (1:17:00), OKC (1:25:56), PHX (1:35:10), SAS (1:40:43), UTA (1:46:18). If you like Dunc'd On, you or someone in your life might like my wife Aislinn's analytical approach to yoga. Check out her streaming service, Yoga With Aislinn, free for a week. Subscribe to our new weekly mailing list for free bonus content and all the info you need to keep up with the latest from Nate and Danny! With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).