One on One: Free Agency

Emails back and forth between Jay and Marc about the Lakers, Mavs and Pistons:

Marc:  u in favor of getting meta world peace? i think he would be a huge addition

Jay:  I was actually about to ask you that.  I’d hate to root for him but he’d be one of our better bench players and depending on JR’s partying after his new contract maybe our best bench player.  I still think we need a new coach.

Marc:  best bench player, he MWP would start for us. MWP at SF with Carmelo at PF? problem is he has to clear waivers and i doubt he will. as far as new coach, i agree but it is not happening unless they play truly mediocre basketball.

Jay: Why would the lakers even do that?  I could see if they wanted to make room for a free agent but all the good ones have been signed.

Marc:  next year’s draft is supposed to be a good one. save money now, who knows, weird strategy since this only makes them worse. Continue reading

A league without fouls

No Foul

The year: 2013. Thanks to the new penalties instituted by the NBA in October of 2012, all flopping has been eliminated from the game. But these rules didn’t go nearly far enough. Players have responded by diminishing their core strength and maintaining a high center of gravity, increasing their chances of falling over legitimately. Gregg Popovich has pioneered the “reverse screen,” intended to channel the on-ball defender into his check at a high speed. Dirk Nowitzki now spends entire offensive possessions on one leg, and Nike has teamed up with Dwyane to market the first set of high heels for basketball, the “Pump Fakes.”

Massive discontent with this state of affairs led to the recent ouster of David Stern as commissioner. He has been replaced by Jeff Van Gundy, whose first act was to abolish the foul in the NBA. These rule changes have paved the way for a new superteam, destined to dominate the postseason for years to come.

Gilbert Arenas
J.R. Smith
Metta World Peace
Kevin Love
Jordan Hill

Jason Kidd
Tony Allen
Stephen Jackson
Gerald Wallace
Jason Smith
Kevin Garnett
Andrew Bynum

The starting backourt of J.R. Smith and Gilbert Arenas is the best in the league at containing dribble penetration. Continue reading

Playoff Predictions

In Episode 124 Marc and Jay were joined by Jim Cavan (@jpcavan) from to make our playoff predictions.  Here are the results:

Eastern Conference:

1st Round

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Jay’s Pick: Chicago in 5
Marc’s Pick: Chicago in 7
Jim’s Pick: Chicago in 6

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Jay’s Pick: Miami in 5
Marc’s Pick: Knicks in 4
Jim’s Pick: Miami in 6 Continue reading

Episode 124: Playoff Preview with Jim Cavan

Jim Cavan from joins us on our big playoff preview.  We talk about starting Amar’e off the bench, and how it probably will never happen, Metta World Peace’s suspension, and different rotation possibilities for the playoffs.  We then make our picks for every round of hte playoffs and give our end of the season awards.  Download Episode 124

Episode 123: Going to Miami

Predictably we lost in Cleveland where we haven’t won in five years.  The Knicks then came back and beat the Hawks without Chandler.  We give our thoughts on the game and talk about Metta World Peace trying to murder James Harden.  Download Episode 123

Episode 75: Happy Meta World Peace Day

We cover the draft, all the trades made during the draft, some Knicks rumors, Pippen backtracking from saying LeBron is better than Jordan, the man previously known as Ron Artest, and some other rumors around the league.  Download Episode 75