PBT Podcast: All-Star Game changes, Northwest Division preview

Associated Press

The Northwest Division is the deepest and one of the most interesting ones in the NBA this season.

Oklahoma City went all in, but can Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony make the sacrifices needed to win? How far can Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler take the Timberwolves? With Jusuf Nurkic in the paint will the Blazers defense improve? How does Paul Millsap fit in with the Nuggets? How are the Utah Jazz going to score points?

Kurt Helin and Dane Carbaugh of NBC Sports get into all of that, after they talk about the changes to the All-Star Game that will have captains picking the team. That picking needs to be a public process (but won’t be).

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