The real-NBA, fantasy-NBA hybrid podcast
Coaches Getting Canned (and It Ain't Right) with Terry Horstman
Terry Horstman's (@terryhorstman) beautiful essay about Dwyane Wade and Prince at Flagrant Magazine, what it's like to be a Minnesota Timberwolves fan for your entire life, follow-up on the Timberwolves coaching hiring and firing, the terrible timing of the Lloyd Pierce firing and Travis Schlenk's culpability, and the all-Prince NBA starting five.
Equity in NBA Coaching and NBA Top Shot
The crew talks about Chris Finch’s surprise hiring in Minnesota, the Brooklyn Nets rounding into form, James Harden playing a more team-friendly style, Jaden McDaniels’ breakout potential, and NBA Top Shot—the blockchain-backed digital trading card system developed by Dapper Labs. Gotta love #thisleague.
Basketball in the Time of Coronavirus
Players speak out about the All Star game, Draymond speaks out for better player treatment, the amazing Jae'Sean Tate, and a big trade in Scorekeeper.
The NBA Youth Movement with Andrew Kelly
The crew is joined by Andrew Kelly (@andlankell) to talk all things Hawks—Trae Young’s ceiling, De’Andre Hunter’s progress, Cam Reddish’s stagnation, Kevin Huerter’s secondary playmaking, and a list of potential trade and free agent targets. They also take a look at some of the leagues exciting young (fantasy) players—LaMelo Ball, Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson, Théo Maledon, and Nickeil Alexandar-Walker.
Fantasy Breakouts and Real Surprises
The usual crew of Michael Kimball (@MichaelKimball), Kyle Stine (@kjstine), and Jalen Eutsey (@jaleneutsey) get together in week 6 of the NBA season to discuss the surging Denver Nuggets, with particular focus on Michael Porter Jr’s impressive performances; the Brooklyn Nets steadying themselves after back-to-back surprising losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers; and Jerami Grant and Bam Adebayo continuing their breakout seasons.
The Jarrett Allen Trade and the Vagaries of the Fantasy Waiver Wire
The crew gets together with David Smooke to talk about the “Jarrett Allen trade” and all of the attending real and fantasy-NBA fallout for James Harden, Caris LeVert, Victor Oladipo, Taurean Prince and their respective teams, the Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. We discuss the string of short-sighted cost-cutting decisions from Tilman Fertitta that lead to the recent mass exit out of Houston. The crew also talks about the Cleveland Cavaliers handling of the Kevin Porter Jr situation, the hot start for the New York Knicks and Thibs being Thibs. Finally, an unexpected knock-down drag-out argument over Cole Anthony’s value and potential in both the real and fantasy-NBA.