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ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Bobby Marks join the Woj Pod to breakdown the early NBA season, Gordon Hayward’s injury, LaMarcus Aldridge’s contract extension, how the Lakers need to clear cap space to chase LeBron James and Paul George, the Rick Pitino post-scandal interview, the state of the Chicago Bulls and much more.
1:55: Rick Pitino’s interview denying prior knowledge of the Louisville scandal.
7:05: Assistant coaches taking the hits for head coaches.
11:28: Gordon Hayward’s opening-night injury and the opportunity for other players.
13:48: How a franchise responds to a season-ending injury to a star player.
17:02: The extra burden placed on Kyrie Irving.
21:42: LaMarcus Aldridge’s surprising contract extension with the Spurs.
25:28: Aldridge’s mercurial personality and the importance of surrounding Kawhi Leonard with talent.
27:54: How the Spurs structured the contracts for Aldridge and Pau Gasol.
33:50: Dejounte Murray emerging as a capable successor to Tony Parker.
35:57: Can Chris Paul keep up with Mike D’Antoni’s uptempo system in Houston?
41:00: The Nikola Mirotic/Bobby Portis fight and the bleak outlook for the Bulls.
46:08: The Lakers needing to clear cap space in order to chase LeBron James in free agency.
49:55: James’ history of joining forces with other stars in free agency.