Motor City Hoops is your audio home for all things Detroit Pistons, part of the Hoop Heads Podcast Network. Motor City Hoops is hosted by Vlad Moldoveanu and details all the latest happenings with the Detroit Pistons. The podcast will include Vlad's analysis and opinions on the Detroit Pistons and the NBA in general. Expect appearances from guests that will provide game previews and reactions, trade and free agency speculation, draft analysis, and more on both the Pistons and the NBA at large. Vlad may touch on the local college and high school basketball scene in Michigan as well.
Losses Pile Up, but Hope Grows as Young Core Plays Well
Vlad, Bryce, & Alex talk about our 4 losses last week, against the Heat, Hawks, Houston and Philly.
Does our record reflect how we have been playing so far?
What is our biggest trade asset right now?
Is Derrick Rose usage becoming an issue for the development of the young core?
Around the NBA:
Steph Curry passing Reggie Miller on the All Time 3pt list.
Eastern Conference- playoff pictures
quick analysis of the Nets, Bulls, Cavs, Knicks
Blueprint Win and Discussing the Vets
First 14 minutes- we recapped the games:
Loss against the Jazz
Loss against the Bucks
Win against the Heat
14 minute mark- General Pistons Talk
Sekou- Do we have minutes for him?
Stewart- Ceilling and floor for him. We are all very high on him.
Plumlee- Should we look for a trade, just less isolations?
Rose and Blake Griffin- is it time for a trade?
Troy Weaver saying he will empty the clip, does that mean he wants to keep Rose/Griffin or get rid of them?
46 min mark- Around the NBA
OKC winning on a rebuild
Next 4 games- Heat, Hawks, Rockets, 76ers.
Pistons/Bucks, Blake in the Post, & A Look Around the League
Vlad, Bryce, & Alex talk about the Pistons last 4 games and Devin Zanskas from Knuck If You Buck joins the show to discuss the Pistons/Bucks games.
The guys also discuss Blake Griffin getting some post touches, Jerami Grant, and Saddiq Bey
Around the NBA topics: What is going on with Kyrie Irving? Are the Nets this bad? Trouble in Atlanta, with Collins and Young? Denver being so bad defensively. Steph and the Warriors, injuries- too many bad injuries, too early in the season- are they playing too many games and they are not ready.
Finally, the guys look ahead to the Pistons next 4 games.
The Pistons are further ahead than we thought they would be
Vlad & Bryce talk about individual player performances, Weave hitting the jackpot with free agency (Josh and Jerami look like steals), then they go around the NBA and talk Becky Hammon, Jokic, biggest surprise so far, injuries and finally look at the Piston's schedule.
Pistons' Rough Start
Vlad, Bryce, and Alex discuss the Pistons rough start and who impressed them the most in these first two games, talked about Harden’s monster game in Portland, wonder if not making the Playoffs affect Steph Curry’s legacy, Lakers/Nets and a bit about the Mavs crazy half time lead right now. Then the guys also talk about the upcoming 4 games of this week and some predictions.
Preseason Wrap-up & Season Preview
Vlad, Bryce, and Alex talk about the last two preseason games and introduce a new part of the show called “around the NBA” where the guys talk various NBA news. Then they picked their top 3 in the East and West and discuss the Piston's first regular season games against the Timberwolves and Cavs.