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Vincent Goodwill and Jason Goff talk about how this NBA season feels like a transition from older superstars (LeBron, Steph, Durant, etc.) to young superstars (Anthony Edwards, Chet, SGA, Jokic, etc.).
In this episode of the Good Word with Goodwill podcast, Vincent Goodwill speaks with Chicago’s Jason Goff about the NBA’s current youth movement that has changed the landscape of the league.
The guys jump right in and talk about how long it’s been since the NBA had young teams that were exciting to watch and had a real chance to win a championship.
They start by profiling the teams with the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed: the Minnesota Timberwolves, who saw the arrival of Anthony Edwards. Vince says that “Any” is the closest thing to Michael Jordan, as Michael Jordan and Jason reluctantly agree.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, who have been weak for two years, have two young superstars in Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Jason talks about how this team has a different mindset than some of the other teams that have come through the league, and both guys expect to make some noise in the playoffs this season.
After telling a story about visiting an ice cream shop in the Midwest, Vinnie and Jason find it difficult to talk about Houston Rockets head coach Ike Udoka, who is undoubtedly a good coach but carries some baggage with him.
On the other hand, the guys debate which team of older superstars should be most worried: The Lakers, Suns, Warriors or Clippers? The Lakers rely heavily on LeBron, which never ends well. The Suns’ stars are already having a hard time staying healthy. And the Warriors can’t stop shooting themselves in the foot.
After all, Jason is our Bulls expert and had a front row seat to an icy standoff between Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls’ communications department. He explains why things are only going to get worse over the next few weeks until a trade partner is finally found, and he also tells us why he thinks LaVine wants to go to Los Angeles.
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