Avery Bradley in blue-and-red lining up against Kyrie Irving in green half a year after they squared off on opposite sides of the Celtics-Cavaliers East Finals put in perspective how wild and earth-shattering the offseason was to the conference.
Detroit is good again, Bradley has developed a dynamic with a rejuvenated Andre Drummond and with a blowout 4th quarter, the Pistons are on Boston's doorstep.
Duncan Smith joined The Banners Broadcast this week as the Bradley-Marcus Morris trade played out on the court for the first time and the C's played tribute to AB for seven seasons in green. Is Detroit a threat to surpass the Celts in the dynamic of the East?
In the front-end, Andrew Doxy joined us for some staff questions ranging from the bench's scoring issues, Terry Rozier's big week, Marcus Smart's position on the team, the Tatum/Brown dynamic and the shooting lulls of the squad.
Here's Episode 18's tracklist:
0-6:00 Pistons loss reaction
6-12:08 Bench worries
12:08-18 (Another) Smart discussion
18-24 Tatum or Brown?
24-30 Offensive issues and Gordon Hayward
30-34 How the Pistons are so good?
34-40 Drummond's dominance
40-44 Stan Van Gundy
50-53 Impressions of Morris trade