Without a healthy Durant, the Warriors won’t win the West
Kevin Durant is out a minimum of four weeks, probably longer, after suffering a grade 2 MCL tear and bone bruise against the Wizards. Many have said there’s no need to worry, as long as Durant is back for the playoffs. Colin disagrees.
First, Durant probably isn’t coming back in four weeks. Secondly, when he does return to the lineup he won’t be 100%. Without a healthy Durant, Colin doesn’t think Golden State has a chance to win a title. He doesn’t even think they’ll make it out of the West. Meanwhile in Cleveland, LeBron has amassed the most talented roster he’s ever had in his NBA career. Advantage, Cleveland.
“Right now, today, I don’t think Golden State’s getting out of the West. I think San Antonio is gonna end up the number one seed in the West.”
Kaepernick was never really committed to his protest
Information was leaked to Adam Schefter, who reported that soon to be free agent Colin Kapernick will not be kneeling during the national anthem this year. The nature and timing of the leak make it clear that Kaepernick’s team is behind it. Colin thinks it’s an attempt to signal to teams that might sign Kaep that they won’t have to deal with the attention and PR nightmare of his national anthem kneeling protest.
Colin thinks that Kaepernick announcing he won’t kneel shows that he never had real convictions in the first place. He’s more concerned with getting signed than kneeling. It’s not surprising.
“Feels like a sellout to me. Feels like selling out to me.”
Joel Emviid is Greg Oden
Joel Embiid is done for the year after tearing the meniscus in his left knee on an awkward landing after a dunk against the Blazers. After missing his first two NBA seasons recovering from foot surgeries, his latest knee injury has made Colin think his career is mirroring that of another injury prone center, Greg Oden.
Embiid has already flashed more NBA potential than Oden did during his stint in the league, but it doesn’t matter if he can’t stay healthy. At this point, Embiid has shown no ability to stay on the floor. Embiid is Oden.
“Right now, he’s Greg Oden. Greg Oden was also hurt in college, so was Joel Embiid. This kid has played 31 of 246 NBA games.”
John Lynch – San Francisco 49’ers General Manager joins the show to talk about his approach to fixing the Niners; how he plans to address the quarterback situation; why he and Brendan Shanahan work well together; how John Elway helped convince him he could do the job; and what he thinks of the upcoming draft class.
Peter Schrager – Fox NFL Insider joins the show to talk about Leonard Fournette weighing in at 240 pounds; why NFL teams would prefer Joe Mixon was invited to the combine; if Deshaun Watson’s draft stock will take a hit because of over-analysis; and where he thinks Tony Romo will play next season.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to discuss Colin’s take on Joel Embiid being like Greg Oden; details on his conversation with Lavar Ball; why he thinks Lonzo Ball is the truth; why he thinks the Warriors will still come out of the West; and if it’s time to tear down the Clippers.
Pete Carroll – Seattle Seahawks Head Coach joins the show to explain how the Seahawks have consistently been able to hit on late round draft picks; why it’s so hard to build a solid offensive line; why interacting with players at the NFL Combine is the more important than on-field drills; and his opinion on quarterbacks leaving college with fewer than 30 starts.