Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City as a member of the Warriors for the first time since he left in free agency last summer. Durant is probably in for a rude reception from Thunder fans and Colin thinks they’re way off base.
He calls Thunder fans the trust fund kids of the NBA because they inherited a team they stole from Seattle, complete with budding superstar Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Not to mention they added James Harden. That’s not how expansion teams usually work.
“They’re the trust fund kids of the NBA. They inherited KD and Westbrook. They didn’t earn it. They stole it from Seattle.”
The Cavs lost to Thunder last night on the second night of a back to back. Cleveland’s — – – record on the second night of backs is terrible compared to other top NBA teams. Colin thinks the Cavs problem boils down to lack of defensive effort, and that teams that are coming off a title run approach the regular season differently than those trying to win.
Colin has seen enough from the Cavs offensively to still feel comfortable that the Cavs can flip the switch defensively come playoff time. Right now the Cavs are just conserving energy. Don’t overreact to this rough stretch.
“Don’t fall in love with winning streaks. Don’t get caught up in seeding. Everything Cleveland is doing offensively.
They’re gonna be fine, and they’ll also flip a switch defensively once they get to the Finals. What’s happening now is just an effort thing. It’ll be fine in June.”
Dallas lost to Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers, but heading into next season they return all their key components, including Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott. All signs seem to point to Dallas being even better than next year, but Colin disagrees.
He took a look at their 2017 schedule and it’s considerably more difficult than this year’s. Even though Colin believes in Dak, RGIII and Colin Kaepernick were both unbelievable in their first years, then regressed. The conventional wisdom is the Boys will be better than ever, Colin thinks they still make the playoffs, but take a step back.
Michael Holley – Boston radio host, sports columnist and Author of Belichick and Brady joins the show to discuss if the Patriots will trade Garoppolo this offseason; why he thinks Belichick will coach 8 more years; if Matt Patricia trolling Goodell is a bad look; and why Brady’s life in Boston is more public than most people think.
Rob Parker – FS1 Analyst and longtime Detroit sports columnist is in-studio to explain why he thinks that healthy NBA players sitting out is fraud; why Adam Silver needs to step in and fix it; why he thinks Oklahoma City should boo Kevin Durant; and if it’s worth it for a franchise to sacrifice their future to try to win a championship.
Ric Bucher – Senior NBA Writer for Bleacher Report joins the show to explain why the Cavs approach to the regular season is different than any other team; if the league is concerned with players taking nights off; why owners should be mad that James Dolan is hurting their product; and why the Knicks will never be better until they change ownership.