In this edition of The Stagger Screen Podcast, we discuss:
-The 2019 NBA Draft particularly the fates of Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett with rebuilding organizations, the Atlanta Hawks’ movement during the night with audio from Cam Reddish and general manager Travis Schlenk, the confusion of announced trades and draftees not wearing future teams’ hats, the evolution of the Draft’s television presentation and the impact its had on the newest generation of draftees. (4:00-46:00)
-The upcoming free agency period with speculation of where Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler and others my head as well as the Anthony Davis trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. (46:00-53:00)
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk during his team’s participation in the NBA Draft on June 20. Topics included the selection of Cam Reddish in the first round, the team’s incorporation of Reddish into the young core which includes Trae Young and John Collins, the incumbent acquisition of De’Andre Hunter, building of the team through the past three drafts and the usage/value of second round picks.
In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss:
-Atlanta United’s 1-0 home win over Orlando City SC to extend its winning streak to four matches, the play of Pity Martinez and Tito Villalba along with audio from manager Frank de Boer and captain Michael Parkhurst in Offside Trap (4:00-21:00)
-The NBA playoffs particularly the implosion of Philadelphia and Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals, lack of maturation from Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, the brilliance of Kawhi Leonard and the crossroads of Houston in Stagger Screen (21:00-42:00)
-The NBA Draft Lottery including New Orleans and Memphis finding luck, the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks not finding it and where Zion Williamson goes from here in an extension of Stagger Screen (42:00-51:00)