San Antonio’s Slow Start, Miami’s Hot Start, James Harden’s Dunk Scandal
The Portland Trail Blazers are determined to turn the corner as their roster is beginning to find chemistry with Carmelo Anthony. The San Antonio Spurs are off to a slow start even though they have a talented roster and great coaching. On the flip side, the Miami Heat are off to one their best starts to a season in years and there are several reasons for that. The NBA is still struggling with the James Harden’s dunk fiasco, both of Los Angeles’ teams are looking poised for memorable seasons, and Draymond Green has his jersey retired at Michigan State University. Follow us on Instagram, @PullUpPod!
Mid-Season Tournament, Load Management, Chris Haynes
Jordan is off for Thanksgiving, but he’ll be back next week! In the interim, CJ talks with Yahoo Sports Writer Chris Haynes about the new proposal by the NBA to create a new mid-season tournament. They also discuss possible reseeding of the playoffs, play-in games, and the NBA’s memo on “Load Management.” Plus, Luka Dončić continues his incredible level of play and CJ explains what foods everyone needs to eat at Thanksgiving!
Carmelo Anthony’s Return, Back-to-Backs in the NBA, Luka Doncic’s Dominance
Carmelo Anthony is back in the NBA and joins a Portland Trail Blazers team who couldn’t be more excited to have him on the court! CJ talks about how he’s acclimating into the roster and the roles he can fill for the Trail Blazers this season. Plus, back-to-backs in the NBA can be both mentally and physically draining for players in the NBA. CJ breaks down how he manages his schedule during tough stretches and how he recovers after playing such demanding games back-to-back. CJ and Jordan also discuss the skill of Luka Doncic and how a 20-year-old player can already be this good. All that and more on this week’s episode!
Travel in the NBA, Andrew Wiggins Hot Start, Colin Kaepernick
The Portland Trail Blazers travel the most of any other team in the NBA. On this week’s pod, CJ breaks down what it’s like to log so many miles in an NBA season and what he does to counteract fatigue from demanding travel. The guys also break down the hot start Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins has had and whether he can sustain his early season success. Finally, CJ and Jordan speculate about Colin Kaepernick’s future with the NFL and whether his most recent workout will lead to a comeback in professional football.
NBA Comeback Kids, Kawhi Leonard & LeBron James, Load Management
The season is still young and the Portland Trail Blazers are forging ahead after another injury to their front court. The Clippers are being cautious with Kawhi Leonard and are already instituting “load management” with their star player. LeBron James is on a mission to prove he is still the best player in the world after recording three consecutive triple-doubles. The Phoenix Suns are off to a hot start, Derek Rose and Isaiah Thomas are the comeback kids of the NBA, and Dwight Howard’s resurgence is sparking the Los Angeles Lakers. All that and more on this week’s episode of Pull Up!