Marc, Jay and stats guy talk about the Knicks signings of Ron Baker, Chasson Randle, and J P Tokoto. We also talk about the Phil files, training camp, the olympics and more
Marc and Jay talk about the finals, things to look for with our new coach, overall strategy going forward, free agents, and more
Marc, Jay, and Will talk about the last 3 games, the Cavs firing Blatt, Lance the glue guy, taking back our Melo comment from last episode, revisiting the offseason moves, and much more
Marc and Jay talk about the last 3 games, some sort of ghost of christmas past bit, stats guy the third is back, free agents, potential moves, much more
Marc and Jay talk about the last 4 games, but mostly the Toronto and Charlotte games, Afflalo coming back, Fishers rotations, comparing Porzingis to other rookies, and much more
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Marc and Jay talk about giving books to players, JR finally getting a contract, expectations, and more
Marc and Jay talk about the newest signings of Vujacic, Seraphin, and Greek salad, and a ton of listener questions
Written by Helen Freeman
The preseason and regular season for basketball players is very long, particularly when compared to other sportsmen. That means that the fitness and nutrition regimes of basketball players is both very unique and very important to sustain. The average pro basketball player can run between 2 AND 2.5 miles in every game, meaning that the need for a stamina and endurance boosting diet is integral to excelling performance and success. So what exactly are pro basketball players eating?
The Power of Protein
Top NBA athletes have muscular builds with very low percentages of body fat: in order to achieve this, a strict diet should be followed. NBA players tend to eat protein at every meal. This is because protein is a ‘super food’ that helps to build muscle whist also increasing your metabolism, meaning that you can continually burn fat whilst and after you have eaten your meal. The goal is to aim for 20 grams of protein, as a minimum, in every meal. Real protein sources, such as chicken, fish, greek yoghurt and plenty of mixed nuts) are much more preferable to artificial protein sources such as protein shakes, although many NBA players and professional athletes choose to supplement their diet with these as well as with traditional, real protein sources. High levels of protein and healthy fats are the two things that these athletes should and do eat every day, however the amounts of carbohydrates they eat on a daily basis will vary dramatically depending on whether it was a game day, a rest day, or how much training they had undertaken on any given occasion.
Variable Carbohydrate Consumption
The best athletes carefully tailor the amount of carbohydrates they consume on a daily basis, only intaking the right blend of carbohydrates to give them the strength and endurance energy they need for their daily activity. During intense training periods, carbohydrates may well make up the vast majority of your daily calorie intake, and a 2:1 ratio of carbohydrates to proteins should be achieved, however the kind of carbohydrates you choose are equally as important as the amount that you are consuming. High quality carbohydrates include unrefined rice and pasta, whole grain breads and cereals (rather than processed white ones) and plenty of starchy vegetables. Whilst there is high carbohydrate content in foods such as sweets, pastries, cookies and cakes, your intake of these foods should be massively restricted due to the high amount of refined white sugars these contain. Not only are these white sugars quickly converted to unwanted fat, they can also give you head aches and leave you feeling tired and sluggish: not what you want before a big NBA game!
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Written by Ian Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After parts 1 and 2 we know the basics of the draft and a bunch of the players so now I put that together and present *drumroll* the official Ian Ellis 2015 Mock Draft. For this I will only do the first round and I will take team needs into account, so this won’t just be a big board. In addition I won’t add in any potential trades to make it simple. Here we go!
*BPA = Best Player Available
Pick #1 Minnesota Timberwolves: Karl Anthony Towns, PF/C
While people want to speculate if the Wolves want Jahlil Okafor first, Towns should eventually be their pick. Towns has the most potential of any player in this draft, he can do nearly anything on the court, and is versatile enough to play with Nikola Pekovic at the PF or play C with any of Minny’s other young bigs.
Pick #2 Los Angeles Lakers: Jahlil Okafor, C
Similar to Minnesota, as much as people like to speculate about taking D’angelo Russell, it is in LA’s best interest to take Jahlil Okafor from Duke. He is the most dominant post scorer coming out of college in a long time, is a good offensive rebounder and while he doesn’t have the potential Towns has, he has the potential to be a franchise big man. While it is questionable pairing up of Julius Randle and Okafor because they both share similar weaknesses (no jumpshot to space the floor, not very good defenders), LA should just get Okafor now and think about those things like fit later.
Pick #3 Philadelphia 76ers: D’angelo Russell, PG/SG
The 76ers need a guard and here they get one. D’angelo Russell, the sweet shooting guard from Ohio State with amazing passing ability, is perfect for the 76ers because they need a guard and they are getting more of a combo guard, meaning that they can pair a PG or SG next to him. Look out for the 76ers taking Kristaps Porzingis out of Latvia. The 76ers have been interested in him, and combine this with Hinkie’s desire to gain high potential assets and Joel Embiid’s injury setback, don’t be surprised if Philly makes a real draft day surprise.