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July 6, 2021 63 min
For this week's episode of Luca Talks Sports, Luca is joined by Evan Birchmore. Evan is a contributor to the Fansided network with Swarm and Sting, a Charlotte Hornets news and opinion site. He is an avid sports fan and writer who aims to combine his passions to bring engaging content to all audiences.

2:18 - Introducing Evan Birchmore
9:48 - The history of Charlotte basketball
11:17 - LaMelo Ball
14:48 - Who will the Hornets take in the NBA draft?
21:37 - Charlotte Hornets 2021-22 FA targets
30:11 - Ball-dominant centers
33:38 - Projecting the state of the Eastern Conference next season
36:42 - The NBA Playoffs
40:48 - Projecting the NBA finals
44:00 - The Bucks’ style of basketball without Giannis.
45:14 - Defensive matchups in a Bucks vs Suns NBA finals.
46:49 - Good offense vs. good defense
49:07 - Would teams benefit from a less heliocentric offense?
53:46 - Will Ben Simmons get traded in the offseason?
56:55 - The human element of basketball
1:00:03 - Wrapping things up.

Follow Luca on Twitter: @SidelineSpiceLD
Follow Evan on Twitter: @EvanBirchmore

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