Jake Madison (@NolaJake) and John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) recap the latest deals from NBA free agency! What do they think of Brook Lopez to the Bucks, Luc Mbah a Moute to the Clippers, Zach LaVine back on the Bulls, and is Marcus Smart on the move? Then they talk Melo and the Rockets including the wild idea of Melo playing the 5! And they wrap up looking at the impact of two-way contracts around the NBA.
Chicago Bulls signing Jabari Parker would make little to no sense
Locked On Bulls spends the entire episode breaking down the rumors about the Bulls ties to restricted free agents Rodney Hood, Jabari Parker, and a possible deal with Oklahoma City Thunder to take on Carmelo Anthony. The guys try and convince listeners that Jabari Parker does not fit on the Bulls, how much money he’s going to command, and why the Bulls already have a mirror image of Parker on their roster. If Parker’s deal is rescinded by the Bucks and an OKC deal falls through, will the Bulls actually sign Parker?
The guys spend some time talking about the Bulls rescinding David Nwaba’s qualifying offer, what it means in terms of negotiation with Nwaba, the likelihood that he is back on the roster next season, and what kind of market is still available for Nwaba. The guys briefly discuss Rodney Hood as a possibility the Bulls are looking into, but how it’s a gamble.
The guys wrap up the show talking about what they would need from Oklahoma City Thunder in order to take on Carmelo Anthony’s contract. The guys explain that Carmelo will not play a minute for the Bulls, whether or not it would be a win if OKC
Jaylen and Kyrie do summer league
The Athletic’s Jay King and Sam “Jam” Packard dish some thoughts on the summer league experience, including Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving showing up for the tournament round opener.
Dwane Casey Rounds Out Coaching Staff And The Big3 In Detroit Tonight
Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey rounded out his batch of assistant coaches on Thursday, agreeing to bring Denver’s Micah Nori to the Motor City.
We detail what he means to the organization, in addition to an analytics hire (!), a flurry of late night news around the NBA, and a look at the Big3, which is in Detroit tonight.
We also revisit an interview with Nancy Lieberman from April, shortly after she joined the league as a a coach. The former Detroit Shock coach and general manager is back in Detroit tonight coaching Team Power of the Big3.
Check out the original episodes with longer versions of the Lieberman interview here and here.
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