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Frye Happy to Have Goran Dragic Back and Kendall Marshall is Baby Simba

Both Goran Dragic and Channing Frye were up early this morning and engaged in a pretty funny conversation. For those who follow them on Twitter you know what I'm talking about.

Another great tweet - Goran Dragic in response to a fan who mistakenly blamed Goran for the concussion that Nolan Smith of the Portland Trailblazers sustained last night. I don't know if it's just me, but it's just easy for me to literally hear Goran's voice when I read his tweets - sometimes that doesn't happen with other players/people but with Goran it never fails.

It was actually Goran's brother Zoran who is playing for the Houston summer league squad that landed an inadvertent elbow to Smith's head as he went up to challenge a shot near the end of the game. The game was called early due to the injury as training and medical staff carted Smith away on a stretcher. He was released later that night from the hospital and scans came back negative.

Kendall Marshall is Baby Simba

Covered in Jim's recap of yesterday's game - Marshall struggled a bit in his first 'real' NBA game going 0-1 from the field and dishing just 5 assists with 5 turnovers.

It's understandable and he shouldn't feel bad and nor should fans get excited or depressed about one game. What we all can take away from his first game day's experience is that he is eager to learn and improve. He took to to twitter today to philosophically blow the minds of his followers.

I'm going to assume you need some help 'thinking about it' like Kendall suggests - let me break it down.

KButter is little baby Simba, barely born and freshly taken from the warm college placenta, his womb of comfort. He was brazenly held high by the Phoenix Suns organization before the entire wilderness of Planet Orange and we all bowed to one knee and chanted, "Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba! Sithi uhm ingonyama!" [Here comes a lion, Father, Oh yes, it's a lion - yes those are the real words]

Needless to say - he's got to find Nala and explore the bone yard, fight some hyena's, make friends with a warthog and a meerkat, fall in love with Nala, kill scar and grow a real mane and develop an NBA roar before he can even think about turning into the grown up Lion-Simba that runs the pride and makes sure the circle of life and all that junk works according to plan.

Give him some time.

That's all I've got for now - stay tuned - Seth has a new podcast coming out shortly.

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