Welcome back to another edition of the Drive & Dish NBA podcast, hosted by Justin Cousart @JustinContheAir) & Kevin Rafuse (@rafusetolose). Before hoops, the guys recap the rest of their breaks including Justin breaking his iPhone, and why New Year’s is an overrated holiday as a whole. The guys also send their prayers to Australia as they deal with massive wildfires burning across the country.
The episode stays on a somber note, as the guys discuss the passing of former NBA commissioner David Stern. Kevin discusses his larger than life personality, as they talk his impacts on the league, including expansion, and increasing its star power. The duo also takes a look at some of the downsides including a number of lockouts. After that, Justin & Kevin get into Who’s Ballin Who’s Fallin. Topics this week include Caris LeVert’s return, Jonathan Issac’s injury and why it’s so devastating to the Magic, Tacko Fall getting all star votes & Lebron’s Tweets.
The guys then take a look at potentially the first big trade of the season, involving Andre Drummond. Kevin explains why the rumored deal with Atlanta seems to make the most sense, while Justin argues for a borderline contender like Toronto or Boston making a move.
The duo also debates the type of value Andre Drummond has at this point, especially with his impending free agency. The guys end the show with Hot Takes from Reddit, which includes a discussion on whether Karl Anthony Towns or Rudy Gobert would fit better on Golden State, and Brandon Ingram talking smack about his draft class. Who was he really subbing?
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0:00 – 10:15: Intro
10:30 – 16:00: David Stern
16:00 – 33:00: Ball & Fall (Tacko Fall, Issac, LBJs Tweet)
33:00 – 53:00: Drummond trade from all angles
53:00 – End: hot takes, (kat or rudy on the golden state & Ingram)