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Looking at the entire slate of NBA games on Wednesday night, Vincent Goodwill lists five players whose reputations he believes will be irreparably damaged if they don’t have a good season.
In this solo episode of the Good word with benevolenceVincent Goodwill lists five NBA players who he believes are facing a crucial turning point in their careers and need a good season to save or expand their reputation in the league. But not before he and producer John talk about the first NBA jerseys they owned as kids.
Joel Embiid, the target of rumors that would send him to the New York Knicks for a player package and first-round draft picks, finally won his MVP title but is still waiting for significant playoff success. The world will watch and judge him negatively if he doesn’t find a way to go deeper in the postseason of his year.
Luka Doncic is already feeling the wear and tear of so much effort. Can he learn to be an effective player without the ball in his hands? The same question applies to Trae Young, who has a new head coach and may need to be used differently than he has been so far in his career.
Kawhi Leonard is one of the 75 greatest NBA players of all time, but can he be the superstar the Clippers open the Intuit Dome with? He must first prove that his body is capable of staying healthy throughout an entire NBA season and the postseason.
Finally, Ja Morant will be suspended by the league for 25 games at the start of this season. As long as that’s all and he’s the same compelling player he was before when he returns, he has nothing to worry about at all. So far, however, Ja has shown enough signs of self-destruction to be a cause for concern.