In the shadow of Game Seven, the guys sort out what just happened and what the future may hold for the Thunder. They also talk about the Indy 500, Jordan Spieth’s good weekend, and introduce a new segment.
The guys discuss various news items from recent days. The NBA playoffs and coaching changes, the NFL’s court battles with Tom Brady and Congress, the U.S. Men’s National Team and their future, Baylor’s scandal, and UCLA’s record deal all fall prey to the conversation.
An episode devoted to a wide array of soccer topics. We go from the upcoming Copa America to the USWNT court battle, from Jurgen Klinsmann to Alexi Lalas, and from the EPL to the NBA.
Our first current post, episode two is devoted to the NBA. We talk about the Conference Finals, coaching changes, and the looming chaos that is this years free agency period.
This episode is a bit of a throwback. In our premiere episode, we talked about the NBA All Star votes, the Warriors, alternate universes, the NFL playoffs, the future of the MLS and the USMNT and wrapped up an EPL Saturday. Check it out to see how we did.
I know this was just posted, but it moved. Find it here: Episode 16: 5/23/2018 “NBA Playoffs, World Cup, & Rebooting”
With the NBA Draft in the rear view mirror, the NBA offseason is now in full swing. We have already seen one major trade in the Butler/Levine blockbuster, but many more may be on the horizon. Combining that with some major players announcing their intentions of becoming free agents, i.e. Blake Griffin and CP3, tees up these next few months for major moves that could reshape the NBA landscape. Hunter and Zander had a quick take exchange in light of the most recent news.
Z: Now where is Blake trying to go?
H: Memphis. You heard it here first.
Honestly, I think the Cavs should K-Love trade for cap space and maybe a better SG and then sign Blake.
Z: CP3 is also going to opt out.
If the Cavs got CP3, Kyrie could go to the 2, which is closer to his true position.
H: That would be nuts. I think CP3 is set for Spurs though
H: Melo coming then? And Wade?
Z: Not Melo, but the Bulls would love to get rid of Wade’s contract and would probably do a trade for KLove. A straight up trade works in the trade machine, but I would expect some more going to Cleveland.
Z: I do not know the rules on trading a player you just acquired via trade, but him being a defensive minus would make that addition a little less likely.
D-Wade would likely opt out of his contract if he was traded and sign a more friendly deal so that the Cavs have enough room for CP3.
H: Only rule is that you can’t be traded after PLAYING for 2 teams in same season. So he’s fine.
Z: Oh. Well, there is still the option that the Cavs trade KLove for PG13. If they got him and signed CP3. Warriors/Cavs IV would be an amazing series.
H: But if Pacers take that deal (assuming they don’t work a 3rd team on to get some more talent) they would be stupid. K Love stinks.
Z: The Cers would need more, but getting some for PG is better than nothing. Pritchard is getting thrown into the deep end for his tenure.
H: No kidding. Starting to think Bird just didn’t wanna deal with it.
Z: That is entirely possible. I would have gotten out of his position if I saw this coming.
H: There’s no winning here. Unless the Pacers just absolutely trade rob someone, fans won’t be happy.
Z: I think that KLove’s in Indy would be considerably better than in Cleveland. I think a lineup with him and Turner could have some really good spacing and shooting.
Looking at the Cers and there some really bad contracts on here.
H: Need to get a better SG. And someone to replace George’s scoring ability. Trade George for Greek Freak and whatever else they want.
Z: There is a zero percent chance the Greek Freak will be traded. He is still on his Rookie contract.
H: Turner, George, Leaf and bingo we have a deal.
Z: Crazy trade that will never happen, but works mathematically.
H: Would never happen, but honestly… think it would be great for all teams involved.
Z: I think the Pacers and Cavs would say yes, but it goes against the current mindset of the Bucks to do this trade.
I don’t get how every team gets significantly “worse”.
H: That part makes no sense to me either.
Z: I’ll just chalk it up to the ridiculous ESPN power rankings in general.
H: Those are so dumb.
Bottom of the 5th inning, one out, with a man on 2nd base in a 6-3 game, the Braves had exactly the man they wanted at the plate, Freddie Freeman. Even with the Braves up 3, it is always nice to grab some insurance runs, but just 2 pitches into the at bat, the Blue Jays’ pitcher, Aaron Loup, threw a 94 mph fastball in tight on Freeman, and, on a check swing, the ball ricocheted off Freeman’s left wrist. Almost immediately Freeman, who is as tough as they come, grimaced in pain and headed to the Braves dugout where the trainer was there to meet him. He was immediately taken out of the game and the whole of Braves nation held their collective breath to hear the word on his wrist. Continue reading Freddie Freeman’s Injury Is Devastating for the Braves
In today’s era of “All or Nothing” approaches at the plate, having a strong rotation is a must. The New York Mets could and should have so much more than a “strong” rotation. When you look at the talent they have, you would think they’d rarely ever give up more than one run. With talents such as Harvey, Syndergaard, and deGrom, they should cut through the league like a hot knife through butter. Unfortunately we have yet to see all of the talent on full display, due to a myriad of injuries. Below I will briefly go over the 5 pitchers that the Mets have, which in turn will show just how dominant this rotation could be if they were all healthy at the same time. Continue reading The New York Met’s Rotation: Imagine What Could Be
93:20. A time that may not mean much, but it means everything to Manchester City.
Early May of 2012 was a an odd time for me. I was preparing to graduate from high school and getting ready for my last summer before I went off to college. But another thing that was going on was the race for the Premier League title race. Going into the last Saturday of the season, the two clubs that could win the league were found in Manchester. Manchester City and Manchester United were level on points with City leading on goal difference and both were battling teams that on paper should be easy wins. United was taking on Sunderland away at the Stadium of Light and City was at home facing QPR in the Etihad Stadium. To keep things fair (and to add a lot more drama) the games would kick off at 11 AM Eastern time. If you are a soccer fan, you have surely seen the stories, the drama, the goals, and even the heartbreak from United fans who were hoping for their second title in a row. City was hoping to win their first title in 44 years. This is my experience, my story, and this is what 93:20 means to me. Continue reading Etihad Stadium. Manchester, England May 13th, 2012