Free Association: Looking at the fallout from NBA Free Agency


Donnovan Bennett and J.D. Bunkis deliver a one-stop shop for all your Toronto Raptors talk and take listeners around the NBA with assists from the biggest names — and one-of-a-kind characters — from across the Association.

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On this episode, Donnovan Bennett and JD Bunkis catch up with a busy NBA free agency period including the Warriors once again upsetting the balance of the NBA by signing DeMarcus Cousins:

5:38: By signing DeMarcus Cousins to the mid-level exception, the Warriors have hijacked the entire narrative of the 2018-19 NBA season.

8:45: Donnovan and JD debate whether or not the Warriors are a lock to automatically win the NBA championship.

12:44: Cousins has shown himself to be effective against Draymond Green and the Warriors, so even if he doesn’t work out, he doesn’t hurt them by going to the Lakers or Celtics instead.

16:49: LeBron James signed with the Lakers for four years, and somehow was upstaged by Cousins, since he’s not getting either Boogie or Paul George now

22:05:With George re-signing in OKC, the question has to be asked: are All-Star players actively avoiding playing with LeBron James?

30:25: Now, the logical choice for LeBron James’ Lakers is to punt on 2018-19 and go for Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Cousins when the salary cap spikes next season

34:37: Fred VanVleet has re-signed with the Raptors, which is important to the leadership of the bench mob

39:09: Does LeBron vacating the Eastern Conference change the plan of Toronto players being available moving forward?

48:49: Canada’s Sr. Men’s National team was playing in Toronto recently vs. the Dominican Republic – why wasn’t there more buzz around this game?

July 3: Free Agency Fallout
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