Sometimes the best laid plans go awry.
That was certainly the case when it came to this preview pod, with experts from all five teams in the Northwest Division — the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz — all initially recording these the week before training camp began.
But then the Thunder made a huge splash by acquiring Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, and then topped that by having Russell Westbrook agree to a five-year max contract extension a week later. So, because of that, the interview with Thunder beat writer Brett Dawson from The Oklahoman had to be redone.
Here, though, is the complete preview podcast, featuring in order: Chris Dempsey from Altitude Sports; Jerry Zgoda from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune; Dawson; Mike Richman from The Oregonian; and Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune.
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