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Eye on Basketball Podcast: Let's talk about preseason hoops

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

There is actual basketball to talk about! Sure, it's preseason basketball so not a lot of it matters, if any, but it's still basketball. Matt Moore joins me to dig into first impressions from what we saw this weekend, starting with the Chicago Bulls and the preseason return of Derrick Rose. How did Rose look? Does he look like he has a lot of rust? Was he making the correct plays? How big is the fact that he wasn't sore the next day? Jimmy Butler also looked really strong and we discuss just how good he can become and whether or not Kawhi Leonard comparisons are legitimate.

The Los Angeles Lakers played a back-to-back, which is really dumb by the way, and we have the most "evidence" out of any team to analyze. How does it look with Nick Young taking shots? Do you want Chris Kaman taking jumpers? Did Pau Gasol look like he really cared about preseason? And most importantly, what does the news of Kobe Bryant getting another procedure in Germany mean for his chances of starting the season on the court?

We discuss all of that, plus NBA League Pass, the action from a weekend of hoops, and Dwight Howard's capabilities.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com, or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod, and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you should like us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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