Fun episode today. Rob Dauster was joined by one of the up-and-coming stars at ESPN, Dalen Cuff, to talk through the changes that Duke and Kentucky have made in recent weeks and whether or not that changes our perception of those teams moving forward. They also discussed Trae Young’s regression as well as the root of their soccer fandom, and all of that happened roughly 90 minutes before news broke that Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. was cleared by doctors to play while Arizona’s Allonzo Trier was once against ineligible for a positive PED test, so Travis Hines of NBC Sports jumped on the podcast to talk through all of that. The rundown:
OPEN: Should Michael Porter Jr. play this season?
10:05: Did Allonzo Trier get screwed by the NCAA?
16:55: Why did Dalen Cuff sully his name by becoming an Arsenal fan?
26:20: Why has Duke been better without Marvin Bagley III?
34:05: Is Jarred Vanderbilt the key to unlock Kentucky’s potential?
39:25: Have you changed your outlook on Duke or Kentucky in the long-term?
43:45: Texas Tech losing Keenan Evans was a bummer.
48:00: So let’s talk about this Trae Young slump.