In the debut "Point Game Podcast" featuring Comcast SportsNet Insiders Jabari Young and Vincent Goodwill, the two bring on Hall of Fame point guard and Chicago native Isiah Thomas.
Currently the President of the WNBA's New York Liberty, Thomas discussed how the Bulls must move forward with Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler and openly wonders how the franchise will move on after dismissing coach Tom Thibodeau, whom he describes as the "face" of the franchise the past few years.
"Do they need to be friends? No. Do they have to be on the same page? Absolutely," Thomas said. "They have to share the same philosophical beliefs of the way the game should be played and how the game should be played. If they have different philosophies, then it's not gonna work."
On Thibodeau, Thomas said, "When I watched the Bulls over the past couple years, they personified the leader, Thibodeau. There was no doubt in anyone's mind, that team reflected the coach. That coach was the leader, he set the tone."
On the Blazers' front, he also addresses how the Blazers will move on without LaMarcus Aldridge after his free-agent departure to San Antonio and how that responsibility shifts to point guard Damian Lillard.