Archive for November, 2015

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Alex and Colby talk about some fun lineup stats, the Warriors start, and the Clippers struggles. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-11-25-037.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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In the 2013-14 NBA season, Goran Dragic lit the world on fire as the architect of the Phoenix Suns’ eighth ranked offense by Offensive Rating.1 The Slovenian finished the season with 20.3 points per game and 5.9 assists on 50.3% shooting from the floor and 40.8% from deep. These stats were enough to nab Dragic the […]

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The NBA is nearing critical mass for three-point shooting specialists and the desire to have them on a team. Guys like Steph Curry — correction: guys like and Steph Curry is bad sentence formation — are clearly the best three-point shooters. It’s not just the ability to shoot from deep, it’s also the ability to […]

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Daryl Morey doesn’t do many things without a lot of thought and measuring the consequences. After a 4-7 start for his 2015-16 Houston Rockets squad, Morey fired Kevin McHale and gave the interim head coach job to J.B. Bickerstaff. This year was McHale’s fifth with the Rockets and he had a 193-130 record. The Rockets […]

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The Sacramento Kings are a mess. That first line could be used for any of the last decade and a half. But now things are really bad. DeMarcus Cousins is the only real building block for the franchise, but he’s busy yelling at his coach after a game in which he played bad. That coach […]

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Alex and Colby talk about predictions they’d like to take back, big disappointments, and a few (very few) pleasant surprises. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-11-17-036.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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The NHL regular season is always difficult to predict. Each season brings with it a unique set of surprises and disappointments that no one can ever fully anticipate. This season has continued that legacy with one of the most volatile starts to a season in memory; contenders have become lottery teams and a new generation […]

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The rise in the development of the modern pace-and-space offenses in the NBA has been well documented. There are lots of reasons for the desire to push the pace and shoot from deep. Chief among them is simply that pace gets you chances at layups and layups are a high percentage shot. Three pointers are […]

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With the Braves in full-on rebuild mode, it seems that no one is safe from possibly being shopped. The two cornerstones for the future were previously viewed as Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons. Freeman has been linked to plenty of teams in need for an elite power hitter, and now Simmons’ name has found it’s […]

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Andre Drummond is an absolute monster. Drummond is a freak, a beast, a rebounding machine, and everything in between. The writing has been on the wall for several years. Stan Van Gundy has wanted to use Drummond as a mini-Dwight Howard in a lineup that spreads the floor all for him. Drummond is the rebound […]

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Alex and Colby talk Warriors, Pistons, Pelicans, and the best defensive Tonys in the league. http://media.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/p/content.blubrry.com/maskedmedia/LT-2015-11-10-035.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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With college basketball right around the corner, the AP released their preseason Top 25 poll, which will clearly highlight certain storylines for the 2015 season. Before I break down the most interesting aspects of the poll, here is the Top 25 for this year so you can get an idea of how the AP placed […]

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It goes without saying that the sports industry is as cutthroat and competitive as any. Teams have been known to sacrifice integrity, money, and reputation if they think it will give them a better chance of winning in the future, and ‘tanking’ has even become a popular strategy amongst management groups across the four major […]

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The past year for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been a rather tumultuous one, at least when it comes to their relationship with fans. There’s been a massive blackout on Dodger games, with an $8 billion deal between the team and Time Warner which ultimately leads to about 60% of those in L.A. County unable […]

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