Rob and I ended up not having time to talk about it like we planned last week, so we spent the whole time this week (and then some) talking about our picks for the All-Star reserve squads. I have an epic brainfart in considering Eastern Conference candidates in Part 1, but I have my revenge in Part 2, oh yes I do. Interested to hear thoughts on our 7 and 8-man selections for the respective conferences.
Also, not only do we have a name for the pod, the Make or Miss Podcast (explanation within), but some extremely appropriate bumper music as I'm sure you'll agree, after the jump.
Winning the One-on-One Battle But Losing the Match-up War
I'm a big believer in the NBA being a match-up league. Players' have preferred spots and skills, and to the extent particular opponents are good or bad at stopping or attacking those things, this interaction between discrete strengths and weaknesses determines much of who has good or bad performances. However, too often we get focused on only one half of a match-up and forget that mismatches can go both ways.
Podcast: Trade Thoughts and Rating Local Announce Teams
Most airtime he's gotten in months.
Thankfully, Rob has recovered from what sounded like a nasty bout of appendicitis, and we were able to record a long overdue podcast. After the jump, we get sidetracked talking MORE about Blake vs. DMC before segueing into discussing the recent trades involving Courtney Lee and Jordan Crawford among others before finishing up with our thoughts on the League Pass experience of the booths on local broadcasts.
Holiday Bonus Podcast: Better Than Jam of the Month Club
We knew we'd be good, right Bled?
Today being one of the few days on the calendar between opening night and the playoffs with no game action, Rob and I decided it would be a good time to add to the overall holiday mirth with that good podcast stuff. We went a little long today, probably because Rob gave me the floor to revise and extend my remarks about the Phoenix Suns. Podcast link, download and extras after the jump.