Eastern Conference Midseason Grades

The season is half over so I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at how each team has fared so far and give them mid-season grades.

Let’s start with the Eastern Conference, going in order of current standing.

Miami Heat: A+: The East is as predictable as the West is unpredictable. I don’t think there’s a person on the planet who didn’t think Miami and Chicago would be the top 2 teams. LeBron is having his best season as a professional and has also managed to stay away from twitter, interviews, hour-long specials, and every other way he put his foot in his mouth last season. The supporting cast is much better this year after signing Battier, getting a steal in Norris Cole in the draft, and having a healthy Haslem and Miller. The road to the finals goes through Miami.

Chicago Bulls: A+: Only one game out of first and that’s with Rose missing a bunch of games. It doesn’t seem to matter who replaces Rose, they continued to win with John Lucas III and Mike James at the point. The best defense in the league and a deep bench. We should really just start the east playoffs with the conference finals, Chicago and Miami are so much better than the rest of the conference it’s almost unfair.

Indiana Pacers: A: This year’s most improved team. People barely talked about the David West signing, that was a very underrated move. You won’t seem them on national TV very often, so they’ve been flying under the radar and have quietly moved up to the #3 seed. This is a young team that’s is in a great situation cap-wise. They’ll need that cap space to make a move to put them in the same league with the top two teams in the conference, but even without making a move, as presently constructed they’ll be a tough out for years to come. Continue reading

Episode 107: Don’t worry we mention Jeremy Lin

We talk about the NJ, Atlanta and Miami games.  We propose an Amar’e trade.  We bring back some of our segments including 2 heated minutes, glad we got him in the offseason and he gets paid how much?  Download Episode 107

Episode 100 – Knicks at Miami

We do a live commentary of the Knicks at Miami game.  This is fun even if you didn’t listen live/DVR the game.  We spend most of the time talking about trade scenarios, taking calls, reading emails, and going off on complete tangents like wresting, all time greats, rivalries, and other things going on around the league.

This episode was really long so I had to break it into two parts.

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Please let this happen

It has been rumored that the Miami Heat are seriously looking at Eddie Curry.  Yes, the same guy who ate burgers on the Knicks bench for two years.  Last year he weighed 350 pounds.  Let me repeat three hundred and fifty pounds.  Allegedly he is down to 300 and 288 is what the Heat want him to get down to.

In a perfect world Eddy gets down to say 285.  The Heat, impressed with his motivation for a paycheck…er…to play again signs him for a few million a.k.a. the rest of their cap space.  Eddie, delighted to get paid again celebrates at the buffet.  Over and over again until he’s 400 pounds and less productive than Erick Dampier.

Episode 70: Finals Preview

We preview the finals matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat, give our picks for who’s going to win the series, and compare rosters for the current teams as well as the ’06 rosters.  Download Episode 70

Episode 67: The Happy Episode

Why are we so happy?  Well the Heat lost.  That’s it really, the Heat lost and we’re happy.  We recap the Heat/Bulls game, the Grizzlies/Thunder game and we talk about some Knicks stories.  Download Episode 67

Episode 66: The Week in Review

We talk about the last weeks games including the 3OT Grizzlies/Thunder game, the elimination of the Atlanta Hawks, and Miami eliminating Boston.  Download Episode 66