NBA Draft: The L.A. Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers and Utah Jazz get PSN’s top grades from Thursday night’s selections. At the other end? The New York Knicks are no surprise.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine again welcome Miika Taylor of Blueshirt Banter to look at what transpired at the NHL expansion draft, with such players as Marc-Andre Fleury and James Neal now laying the foundation for the Vegas Golden Knights. They also discuss the New York Rangers trading center Derek Stepan and goaltender Antti Raanta to Arizona for the No.7 pick in the NHL draft.
Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Jamal Murphy break down the proceedings at Thursday night’s NBA Draft, where the Brooklyn Nets went big with Texas center Jarrett Allen at the No.22 selection. They also look at the rest of the first round, including the Charlotte Hornets‘ steal of Kentucky’s Malik Monk at No.11, and discuss Jamal’s draft grades.
Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow discuss the latest baseball headlines and more trade buzz, zooming in this week on Braves second baseman Freddie Freeman and Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom. Also, the Seattle Mariners get ace Felix Hernandez back in time to face the 50-win Houston Astros, plus a College World Series update.
Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Jamal Murphy debut a new show focused on the Brooklyn Nets, well-timed with the acquisition of D’Angelo Russell as part of a trade with the L.A. Lakers in the days before Thursday night’s NBA Draft. They also look at draft possibilities with the Nets’ No.22 pick, along with potential targets in free agency.
The Travelers Championship returns to its usual slot following the U.S. Open, after a one-year hiatus to help make scheduling room for the Olympics. Jim Furyk probably wouldn’t mind if it had stayed in the new slot, leaving with the PGA Tour’s historic first 58 in the final round.
Golf: Brooks Koepka’s U.S. Open triumph didn’t get much time to sink in before sharing the marquee with headlines involving Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo take a hard look at the Washington Nationals‘ pressing needs, even with a 10-game lead in the National League East. Ownership doesn’t have to pinch pennies, so it’s on GM Mike Rizzo to solidify the bullpen, acquire another solid starter and find a backup catcher before the July 31 trade deadline.
Coaching buzz moves to the front as Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss headlines from the first week of the grasscourt season, including Nick Kyrgios‘ blunt response to John McEnroe‘s offer to take him under his tutelage. Also, Victoria Azarenka takes the court again in Mallorca after maternity leave, and an early look at Wimbledon odds.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain look back at a highly uncharacteristic U.S. Open that brought Brooks Koepka his first major title, winning with back-nine birdies rather than survival instincts. They also preview this week’s Travelers Championship, in which six of the next 10 guys following Koepka at Erin Hills will tee it up outside Hartford.