Josh Planos joins Marc and Jay as they talk about the finals, legacies, the Knicks new coach, trade rumors, the draft, Embiid, Derek Fisher and much more
Marc and Jay had this great idea to debate a bunch of topics. Too bad they agree on too many things. We talk about the last two games, answer a lot of good listener questions and emails, try to put the Amare debate to rest until he comes back, compare the 99 Knicks roster to the current one, take a look at the Knicks team from 3 years ago and wonder how they won any games, and much more. Download Episode 160
The What Could Have Beens:
A number of teams were derailed by injuries.
Golden State Warriors – Couldn’t help but think that with a healthy David Lee and Andris Biedrins they would have at least been within striking distance of the 8th seed. Lee wasn’t the same after Wilson Chandler went all True Blood on him.
Cleveland Cavaliers – We knew after LeBron left they would be bad. But this was still a team that won over 120 games the last 2 seasons. How did they fall so hard? Well at one point in the season Danial Gibson, Antawn Jamison, Anthony Parker, and Anderson Varejao, you know, pretty much their starting lineup were all injured at once. They were pretty much a D-league team 3/4 of the way through the season. And not a good D-league team.
Milwaukee Bucks – Delfino, Jennings, Redd and Bogut missed a ton of time. Salmons also got that virus a lot of people get right after they sign a big contract. It usually lasts until about a year before the contract is up. Continue reading
The Knicks have waived Azubuike. This has likely been done to free up a roster spot for Jared Jeffries. I guess that makes sense since Roger Mason’s spot on the bench has been invaluable this season. Does Roger Mason have naked pictures of Walsh procreating with a donkey? How do you shoot 6% on the year and avoid getting cut? What was the thinking, let’s cut the guy who has been injured all year that has actual potential and is actually close to coming back and keep the guy who would need the entire starting five to die in a plane accident before he would get Bill Walker type minutes. And, Turiaf is now all that remains from the David Lee trade.