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Hard Foul Sports Podcast Ep. 49: Sabres, Final Four, Lakers and NBA

For the Sabres, it's all about the kids. (Getty Images)

For the Sabres, it’s all about the kids. (Getty Images)

Mike Tolsma and Evan Sally start the show talking about the Sabres season. With only 5 games left what have we learned? Who has disappointed? And is Sam Reinhart a more important piece than Eichel?

Steve Stich then joined the show. The guys talked about how Syracuse was able to make it to the Final Four, how Buddy Hield’s game will translate to the NBA and pick their NCAA Champion. They then talked about D’Angelo Russell filming his teammate Nick Young and what the fallout will be for the Lakers, if LeBron’s social media antics will have any effect on the Cavs and if the Warriors pursuit of the wins record will effect them in the playoffs.

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Free Agency Roundup – NBA Style

Steve Stich 

With all of the major happenings of NBA free agency already in the books, let’s take a look back at some of the best and worst deals since July 1st, as well as the winners and losers of free agency. For the best signings, I am going to focus on players that switched teams this offseason, and should have a major impact on their new teams. When it comes to the worst signings, this can encompass any signing that seemed a little farfetched with players either re-signing with their team or players signing new deals to play elsewhere.

Aldridge joining the Spurs next season is a scary thought for Western Conference foes. (Getty Images)

Aldridge joining the Spurs next season is a scary thought for Western Conference foes. (Getty Images)


Best Signings

LaMarcus Aldridge: 4 years, 84.1 million, San Antonio Spurs

The rich just keep on getting richer. For the first time in the Spurs dominance this century, they go out and sign not only a marquee free agent, but the prize of the 2015 free agent class. Aldridge will be able to step in perfectly next to Tim Duncan and take some of the load off of his shoulders. When Coach Popovich feels like giving Duncan a night off, Aldridge along with Kawhi Leonard will be able to lead the Spurs to victories on most nights. Just when you thought the door was shut on the Spurs championship window in May, they catapult right back up and become one of the favorites out West.

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