Michael Pina is an NBA writer & reporter and co-host of SI’s Open Floor Winning Plays podcasts.
Ben Golliver and Michael Pina dive headfirst into Daryl Morey's expected hiring as president of the Philadelphia 76ers. Will Morey trade Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid? How will the new power dynamic work with ownership and Doc Rivers? Should Morey try to retool the roster during the rushed free agency period or evaluate the roster for a year? Will the Sixers climb back into the East's top tier with a new front office and coach? From there, Ben and Michael break down the Utah Jazz's sale and the latest on the negotiations about the start of the 2020-21 season. At the end, Open Floor Globe members weigh in on what it would take to make them feel comfortable returning to an NBA game in person before Ben and Michael discuss whether the word "legacy" is ruining professional sports conversation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben Golliver and Michael Pina lay out the good, the bad and the ugly of the NBA's latest proposals for the 2020-21 season. Why is the league now eyeing a pre-Christmas start date? Why cut games out of the schedule? What do these proposed changes mean for plans to bring fans back into stands? Why does the NBA want to get its calendar back on track so badly? Will the players be ready after such a short off-season? Would Ben and Michael feel comfortable attending games as fans this season? Should the NBA utilize hub cities rather than all 30 markets? From there, the guys take questions from the Open Floor Globe. Would Giannis Antetokounmpo joining the Dallas Mavericks harm Luka Doncic's legacy? Should the Boston Celtics package assets to pursue a star-level player this summer?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben Golliver and Michael Pina weigh all sides of the New Orleans Pelicans' decision to hire Stan Van Gundy as their new coach. Was this all about Zion Williamson? What's Van Gundy's top task as he takes over? From there, Ben and Michael discuss the Indiana Pacers' hiring of Nate Bjorkgren and whether it signals the start of a rebuild. The episode closes with questions from the Open Floor Globe on the Gasol brothers, the success of the preps-to-pros generation and the joy that Boston has delivered to Los Angeles this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take an extended look back at Daryl Morey's 13-year run as Houston Rockets general manager. Where does Morey rank as an executive? Which criticisms of Morey were fair and which were off-base? What's his legacy in Houston and what's his ideal landing spot in the future? From there, Ben and Michael shift gears to discuss the Clippers' hiring of Tyronn Lue as their coach before reliving their bubble favorites. They close by diving into the scientific joy of symbiosis and the pain of parasitism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Location
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
458
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
3 weeks, 1 day
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