Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Rico Hines on Siakam’s Improvement, Player Development, Paul Watson Jr. and the NBA Pause
Date: May 20, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I bring on Sacramento Kings assistant coach Rico Hines to discuss his philosophy on player development, the Raptors’ success in that area, what’s next for Pascal Siakam, and more.
Blake and Eric discuss the latest surrounding the NBA’s efforts to return to play and how travel restrictions could impact the Raptors, then bring in this week’s guest, Sacramento Kings assistant and player development coach Rico Hines, who works with several NBA players including Pascal Siakam. Rico chats about how much he’s been in touch with players since the NBA postponed its season, his work with Pascal Siakam and the improvements he’s made transitioning into a larger role, as well as Rico’s approach to player development and the success story of Paul Watson Jr., who signed a two-way deal with the Raptors in January after impressing with Raptors 905. Plus, Eric recaps his chat with Doug Christie about his battles with Michael Jordan in the 90s, and the guys imagine Dennis Rodman’s WCW stunt happening today.
Check it out on The Athletic.