Outlooks: OKC w/ Royce Young; POR w/ Mike Richman; ATL w/ Brad Rowland

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We are truly getting back into it now, with a huge THREE TEAM Season Outlook with an All-Star Cast. First, Royce Young of ESPN on the OKC Thunder. We touch on the anatomy of the seminal summer as OKC commences their rebuild, the prospects for more moves in the future, and how Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Danilo Gallinari fit into the team this year. Plus we take stock of the local zeitgeist after the big moves and relive the last decade of Thunder basketball, including of course the James Harden trade.

Then Mike Richman of NBC Sports Northwest discusses the Blazers. We look back on last year’s run to the West Finals and how that bodes for this year, assess the extensions for CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard, and look at how well the new additions like Hassan Whiteside fit in.

Finally Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops and Locked on Hawks joins to talk about the Hawks. We go over the summer moves including the drafting of De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, look at where Trae Young and John Collins can improve this season, assess the Travis Schlenk era, and give our outlooks for the Hawks season.

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.