In this edition of the Stagger Screen Podcast, we discuss the NBA Offseason to date, particularly:
-Brooklyn signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving -The impact of the Los Angeles Clippers signing of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will have in the NBA championship landscape -The offseason struggles of Oklahoma City and New York -Whether Boston (Kemba Walker) and Philadelphia (Al Horford) really improved with its free agency acquisitions -The potential hypocrisy of Jimmy Butler signing with Miami -Whether Golden State and Toronto are still a championship contenders -The moves of playoff contenders Milwaukee (Kris Middleton and Brook Lopez), Indiana (Malcolm Brodgon) and Utah (Bojan Bogdanovic) -Were the signing of veterans by Charlotte (Terry Rozier), Orlando (Nikola Vukovic) and Sacramento (Harrison Barnes and Dewayne Dedmon worth it -What’s next for the Los Angeles Lakers -The handling of Zion Williamson in the summer league by New Orleans
The Sports Inquirer attended the post-practice presser of Atlanta Hawks’ guard Jeff Teague before his team’s home playoffs’ contest against the Boston Celtics in game two of the first round. Atlanta won Game One 102-101 on April 16 with Teague scoring 23 points and dishing out a game-high 12 assists for a double-double.
Topics included thoughts on the first game of the series, the effects the series-long injury to Celtics’ guard Avery Bradley will have on Boston and the announcement of Hawks’ assistant Kenny Atkinson named as the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
The Sports Inquirer spoke with Atlanta Hawks’ center Al Horford following his team’s 114-86 home win over the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 16. He scored 10 points in the victory. Topics included thoughts on Atlanta’s defense, the flow of the offense and the team seeking overall consistency.
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