Thu, 9 October 2014
This Week's Show
Dre and Patrick are back to talk: the NBA's new TV deal, the upcoming CBA, and some over/unders for the upcoming season.
This Week's Poll
The NBA's TV Deal and Upcoming CBA
Explanation of new TV deal courtesy of Kevin Draper.
Patrick has some words on how there is no such thing as ballooning salaries.
I said the players should strike the 2017 playoffs. Astute reader AL_S pointed out that this is against the current CBA (page 328). The owners also agree to not to lockout, but, of course, why would they lockout the players during the CBA?
The top players in the NBA have a lot of power. Dave Berri has suggested these players just start their own league to negotiate during lockouts.
Players like Durant want to get rid of the max contract. As Patrick points out, the max contract is a misguided attempt to help the parity in the NBA.
The Cuban/Morey poll on last week's show is one of the closest we've ever posted. As of this writing, it's all tied up at 53-53!
We end up talking a bit about Mark Cuban's thoughts on age limits in the NBA.
Reminder, it's hard to win just fifteen games in the NBA. Only 27 teams in NBA history have achieved this. Of course, the Milwaukee Bucks did this last year, and I have recently relocated to Wisconsin...
Check out Basketball on Paper, which talks about slowing down the pace if you're a bad team. The 76ers have been going for an up-tempo pace though.
Patrick had some words to say about Sheridan Hoops thoughts on a few over/unders.
For your consideration: Trevor Ariza vs. Chandler Parsons career numbers.
Disagreeing with us is fine. We do get upset when your logic is inconsistent!
For your consideration: Thabo Sefolosha vs. Anthony Morrow career numbers.
The NBA Geek falls far from the tree. Patrick says his dad is smart, but that his NBA logic "makes Bill Simmons look like a Nobel Prize winner."
Here's what old boxscores used to look like (thanks Basketball-Reference!). It's not surprising people are in love with points!
Reminder, Scott Brooks is not a good coach!
Patrick thinks the Cavs and Spurs should be overs. Of course, hard to know how much they'll rest their stars.
I was on an on-line game show over at Channel Awesome(@ChannelAwesome) They were great hosts, and it was a ton of fun. I even talked some hoops. I'll let you know when it's out.
AL_S gets props for knowing the NBA CBA well enough to talk the no-strike clause in under five minutes of my post going up.
RealGM(@RealGM) also gets another shoutout for having historical transaction information.