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PBT Podcast: Talking Blazers, Clippers, coaches with Bill and Luke Walton, plus trade rumors

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We’re baaaaack.

After a brief Super Bowl hiatus, Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio and myself return with the PBT Podcast — and to welcome us back we have an interview with Hall of Famer Bill Walton and his son Luke. With them we discuss what it was like for Bill to win in Portland, the Clippers, flowers, great coaches, and what it was like for Luke to play with Gilbert Arenas. Let’s just say I think Gilbert filling a teammate’s bathtub with coffee beans is funny.

Before that Eytan and I discuss the Pau Gasol trade rumors as well as some of the other names out there on the trade market right now.

As always, you can listen by hitting play below or  you can listen and subscribe via iTunes.

Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

Orlando Magic Introduce 2015 NBA Draft Picks
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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.