Every week we talk about sports, primarily the NBA. If you're looking for advanced stats, snarky analysis, and all the sports talk you could ask for? You're in the right place!
The Immaculate Scott Williams
We're thrilled to have special guest Scott Williams on the podcast today. Scott is a fifteen year NBA veteran and three time title winner. Scott is on to discuss his book "Through the Fire: A Memoir of Trauma and Loss, Basketball and Triumph."
We talk Scott's time at UNC with Dean Smith and how he overcame major tragedy including domestic abuse. Scott's time in the NBA and what it was like playing with MJ, Iverson, and LeBron Why Scott is the ultimate answer for the coolest (nerdiest?) NBA game Immaculate Grid. You can find Scott at
ScottWill42 on Instagram Scottwilliams1767 on TikTok and at his site https://www.scottwilliamsbasketball.com/
Can Boston Win it All?
We're back after three weeks! The NBA started right after we recorded this, so a lot to discuss including:
The 76ers and Clippers and if they should pull the trigger for James Harden Has Dre joined the Wembanyama hype train? Is Boston the favorite? The Grizzlies and how fast predictions fall apart. The Warriors look good but do they have weaknesses? Will the Phoenix Suns have an amazing offense? Can Ben Simmons make a comeback? Will Chet and the Thunder impress this year? We even end with a hypothetical question about if playing time in the NBA matters for injuries!
The Damian Lillard "Louisiana Purchase"
The slumber of the offseason is over! We discuss the major Damian Lillard trade and follow up trades. Meaning we go over, in depth:
The state of the Portland Trail Blazers The state of the Milwaukee Bucks The state of the Phoenix Suns The state of the Boston Celtics Broadcasted live on Twitch -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/nerdnumbers
Chocolate Thunder Level Nicknames, ESPN's Sportsbook, and More!
Anthony Davis' big contract. The demise of the PAC 12 ESPN getting directly in the sports betting arena Rank over 130 NBA Nicknames! Thanks to:
Basketball Reference - https://basketball-reference.com Thomas Neumann - https://therookiewire.usatoday.com/li... Pat Heery - https://www.yardbarker.com/nba/articl... Brady Klopfer (https://twitter.com/BradyKlopferNBA) - https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2022/12/... Howard Fear (https://twitter.com/hsfear) "Regular American" (https://twitter.com/Bot_From_Russia) Logan Trent (https://twitter.com/TheLoganTrent)
Jaylen Brown and S-Tier Nicknames
We're back! We discuss:
The Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis signings in Boston and why both are bad, but Boston will likely still be good. Briefly about Bronnie and how sports has a sad history of risk, even to the young and healthy. We review a list of 101 NBA Nicknames (https://therookiewire.usatoday.com/lists/greatest-nicknames-in-nba-history/ thanks Thomas Neumann!) and prepare for a fun Tier game in a few weeks.
Domantas Sabonis or Tyrese Haliburton?
We're back to talk:
NBA Free Agency and why contract analysis is difficult -- unlike player evaluation. Damian Lillard's current saga in Portland Every, if not most, important free agency signing as of 7/11/2023. Some highlights: Austin Reeves Haliburton vs Sabonis Brook Lopez Why Andre Drummond's sentiment that being a good teammate in attitude matters, really, his stats just aren't as important as others in terms of pay in the NBA.
Great analysis but tend to ramble
I love their analysis and look forward to listening every week. Their analysis is based on transparent metrics, they are willing to re-evaluate their opinions if the evidence does not support them, and they clearly also love the game.
The main negative is that they tend to ramble. It would be a better show if they spent a little more time organizing their thoughts.
Best Basketball Podcast!
The hosts are pioneers in basketball analytics, and are entertaining too!
Some good points but flawed
They make some good points but are stubborn to accept shifts in the modern game. Refuse to admit lineup issues in Wins produced, for example they cannot explain the GS death lineup effectively despite being undersized so just summarily dismiss it.