Jerry Sloan tribute and other NBA podcasts of the day

By: | July 18, 2019

All the top NBA podcasts compiled here on a daily basis so you don’t have to look for them. Enjoy!

July 18 07:29 AM Austin Rivers returns for a new episode of Go Off to catch you up on his NBA free agency process (7:36), his perspective on the Clippers landing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George (16:40) and discusses Kevin Durant’s unique “gifts” (30:05). Hear all this on this episode of Go Off with Austin Rivers!

July 18 06:00 AM JJ Redick sits down with Tommy Alter in the Hamptons to talk about his thoughts on New Orleans (02:19), the big trades that have happened during free agency (15:08), and tampering (22:30) before answering questions sent in by you, the listeners (28:42).

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Here's a too-early list of the top free agents in 2020


By: | July 18, 2019


Player Option / Center / 6-10 / Team: Los Angeles Lakers 25.9 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 2.4 bpg

A two-way force and one of very best big men the game has to offer, he should finally get a chance at making a deep playoff push in his first year as a Laker.

Agent: Rich Paul 2019/20 Earnings: $27,093,019 Career Earnings: $121,617,548

Restricted / Power Forward / 6-9 / Team: Toronto Raptors 16.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.1 apg

A quick, explosive power forward who fits the modern game well thanks to his coast-to-coast prowess and ability to defend more than one position.

Agent: Todd Ramasar 2019/20 Earnings: $2,351,838

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Pistons claim F-C Christian Wood off waivers

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have claimed Christian Wood off waivers.

The Pistons announced the move Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Wood appeared in 21 games last season for Milwaukee and New Orleans, averaging 8.2 points. He’s averaged 5.3 points in 51 career NBA games for Philadelphia, Charlotte, Milwaukee and New Orleans.

Wood, who can play forward or center, averaged nearly 17 points and eight rebounds during the eight games he played for New Orleans at the end of last season, but he was still waived by the Pelicans.

Celtics' Stevens on board with lookalike candidate Buttigieg

BOSTON (AP) — If this basketball thing doesn’t work out for Brad Stevens, he already has a backup plan in mind.

The Boston Celtics coach joked on Wednesday that he’s hoping to capitalize on his resemblance to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

“I can get a job with ‘Saturday Night Live,’” Stevens said. “That’s my goal.”

An Indiana native who coached at Butler in Indianapolis, Stevens was the youngest coach in the NBA when he was hired at the age of 36 to take over the Celtics in 2013. He says he is a fan of the 37-year-old South Bend, Indiana, mayor, who would be the youngest president in U.S. history.

Which player had the best sneakers at summer league?

Jul 15, 2019

Nick DePaulaESPN

As Zion Williamson continues to delay his expected landmark shoe-deal decision, the rest of the 2019 NBA rookie class has been stalled. A majority of the 2019 first-round picks entered summer league without having inked a shoe deal, allowing for a variety of lesser-known players to unexpectedly make their mark with their footwear.

With his older sibling’s first signature shoe launching just as Las Vegas Summer League tipped off, Dallas Mavericks forward Kostas Antetokounmpo served up the on-court debut of brother Giannis‘ Nike Freak 1 sneaker, in four different colorways no less.

Of the four colorways donned by Kostas, one in particular holds extra meaning for the brothers: The white, red and gold pair with a “Roses” theme honors their late father, Charles.

“We were in the process of designing this shoe as a team when his father passed away