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Pistons Vs. Everybody: Results-Orientated Planning

Laz talks to Duncan Smith about Detroit’s opening night loss

Lazarus Jackson (@lazchance) talked to Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) about the Detroit Pistons opening-night loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

That, in turn, became a discussion about Blake Griffin playing the entire third quarter, Killian Hayes’ professional debut, Not Being Built For This, blitzing with Jahlil Okafor, the leveling effect of a global pandemic, Sekou Doumbouya knowing where to be, supporting your friends becoming their own bosses, the Los Angeles Clippers giving Luke Kennard an extension, and much, much more.

Duncan’s a great person to bounce thoughts off of, and I appreciated him being willing to join me AFTER an 8 p.m. game ended. I also thought his answer about how the Covid-19 pandemic has altered his workflow was extremely enlightening.

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