Cranjis McBasketball, Tony East and Jacob Goldstein dive deep into the data and analytics to provide detailed and contextualized analysis of the broader NBA.bball-index.combluewirepods.com
Why The Bulls Fit Together Perfectly
Taylor takes a look at the Bulls roster and explains how they are greater than the sum of their parts. He digs into the B-ball Index database to highlight Zach Lavine's offense prowess and Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso's Defensive fits.
How Our Perimeter Defense Grades Work
Taylor and Tim explain how B-ball indexes new perimeter defensive grades work. They break down the on-ball, off-ball chaser, and ball-handler screen defense grades work. They close out the show highlighting the players that rank highly in the database.
Preseason impact on the regular season + Vegas win projections vs LEBRON vs DARKO
Kostya Medvedovsky stopped by to discuss the preseason impact on the regular season, Vegas vs DARKO vs LEBRON win projections and his best over-under bets for the season.
The LALBP #1 - Lakers/Nuggets WCF Preview
Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball get the band back together on the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Podcast to preview the WCF matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets.
We dive deep into the big/small debate, look into how the Lakers can mitigate Nikola Jokic's impact, and some X-factor role players.
Player Profiles, Badges, & Game 7!
Cranjis walks through the 3 talent grades the BBall Index team has revamped, what they and their component ratings say about Houston and OKC ahead of game 7, and introduces talent badges as well.
WNBA Draft Preview
Tim and BBI WNBA writer Ben Dull discuss the upcoming WNBA draft, top team storylines to watch, and players to keep an eye on.
Taking charge or we riot
Crème de la Crème of Basketball Podcasts
I have to say that Cranjis & Tom knocked it out of the park last season w/this podcast. They haven’t missed a beat in their return this fall. Whether you’re a fan with a budding interest in understanding the game better or a diehard lover of analytics, you will NOT be disappointed here, regardless of your team affiliation (perhaps given the exception of Sac... nevermind).
These guys assign appropriate context and practical understanding of the game of basketball to the data they discuss. I’ve learned something new time and again by just listening.
I couldn’t recommend a podcast any more than this I recommend Taking Charge!
One of the best lakers pods!
Great podcast if you are into analytics. The stats and takes are presented well and thoroughly explained. Also best theme song ever!