The Boxscore Geeks Show (basketball)

We're back to wrap up the NBA Conference Finals and discuss our picks for the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson Trophies.

We also "predict" the NBA Finals, with some notes on how Marcus Smart's defensive takes are wrong, and it all hinges on Robert Williams' minutes.

Direct download: bsg-305.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

We're back to recap our thoughts on round 2 of the NBA Playoffs. Reminder:
  • Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics
  • Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat
  • Golden State Warriors vs. Memphis Grizzlies
  • Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns

Shout out to Greg Steele's new site - https://www.thebasketballdatabase.com/

Direct download: bsg-304.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Brian and Dre are back to talk:

Nikola Jokic's MVP season and why Joel Embiid is a hilariously bad, albeit positive option.

The Timberwolves "overzealous" celebration in their play-in victory.

Some predictions on the first round of the NBA playoffs.

This episode was recorded Thursday April 14th.

Direct download: bsg-303.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 8:25am EDT

Chris Yeh (chrisyeh.com and @chrisyeh on Twitter) returns to talk about the Los Angeles Lakers and Russell Westbrook. We have a debate, will Russell Westbrook get a contract at 15% of an NBA team salary cap, or, roughly $20 million a season after his current deal expires. I say yes, Chris says no!

We also talk a lot more Lakers including:
  • The family Dynamics that make the front office both good and bad at stuff.
  • How awesome Austin Reeves is.
Some history for any foolish naysayers on the squad.

Shoutouts to:
  • Liz Cambage
    Ian Nepomniachtchi
  • Chris Yeh and Scott Johnson for their episodes on the Chris Yeh Podcast. A must for investors! (chrisyeh.com/podcast)
 
Direct download: bsg-302.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

We're back to talk the sixteen trades that happened between February 4th 2022 and February 10th (the trade deadline!) Somehow we do it in less than two hours!

Full list of trades here - https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/32965050/nba-trade-tracker-grades-details-every-deal-2021-22-season

Some highlights:
Tyrese Haliburton was a great pickup by the Pacers.

The Nets absolutely crushed their deal, but Daryl Morey may very well have won in his goal.

We laugh at the Wizards and give Montrezl Harrel this year's Kenneth Faried award (at least he's the front runner)

Shout out to Hikaru Nakamura for advancing in the FIDE Grand Prix in exciting fashion yesterday!

Direct download: bsg-301.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

Dre and Brian are back to talk:
Some random NBA including the Nuggets, the Jazz, and the 76ers.

A lot of NFL including Tom Brady's retired, Brian Flores' coach hiring problems, and who will win the Super Bowl!

Tune in.

Direct download: bsg-300.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 11:37pm EDT

Short episode this week! Dre read's his piece on David Ortiz and the Hall of Fame (https://nerdnumbers.substack.com/p/why-the-baseball-hall-of-fame-is)

Also, extra content! Dre's thoughts on the Naismith Hall of Fame compared to Cooperstown. Issues with Hall of Fame and player evaluations in general.

Also is Andrew Wiggins a star, and what the Warriors say about the myth of meritocracy!

Shout out to Pete Croatto for his perfect encapsulation of the NBA All-Star game - https://twitter.com/PeteCroatto/status/1487067158467293185

 

Direct download: bsg-ms-101.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

We're back to talk:

  • DeMar DeRozan and BS Game Winners
  • Russell Westbrook and the silliness of "Posterizing"
  • The State of the Golden State Warriors
  • The Denver Nuggets deckchair trade.

Shoutout to Cristian Ramirez (@FanboyCristian) for his Game of Thrones rewatch takes.

Direct download: bsg-299.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

This week's topics:

Manu Ginobili's retirement and how great he was.

"No 1A Athletes", namely athletes so good there are no close 2nds. No Michael Jordan doesn't count. We do talk Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, Roger Federer (who lost after we recorded!), and Jack Nicklaus.

We talk Nike's ad campaign with Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams, and is there hope for the future?

We talk WNBA pay and unfair criticisms it receives (and in some cases outright lying) 

Direct download: bsg-212.mp3
Category:basketball -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

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