Thursday, October 16, 2014

NBA Unplugged - Oct. 16th, 2014 with Gerry V

NBA Unplugged is on a roll to start the season.  This episode we received the gift of Gerry V, Host New Orleans Morning News News Talk 99.5 WRNO, Bourbon St Shots NBA Satellite Network ESPN,Podcast spts, 21 Yr NBA Analyst,TV Anchor.

We discussed the Pelicans offseason, training camp and season expectations.

Gerry brought back his coaching hat in this episode as we broke down Stephen Curry and how he proved the doubters (like Jacob) wrong.

Don't miss out on Gerry's picks for the Finals and his expectations for the Pelicans.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NBA Unplugged - Oct.14th, 2014 with Snottie Drippen

We returned with a new format and new guest line up.  We will be bringing you a new episode every Tuesday and Thursday night moving forward.

We started the season off with our most re-occurring guest, in Snottie Drippen. We broke down the Thunder's first month without Kevin Durant, the importance of Russell Westbrook and where he ranks among the other point guards around the league.

We also broke down the Phoenix Suns offseason and what the Eric Bledsoe contract meant for both parties and the new salary cap situation coming up in a few years.

This Thursday, we have none other than Gerry V who is their radio color commentary for the New Orleans Pelicans.  Having 21 years of NBA experience under his belt, Gerry will surely have plenty to discuss when we break down the Pelicans and other NBA happens on Thursday.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

2014-14 Season Preview: Indiana Pacers

No team has fallen as hard as the Indiana Pacers in recent memory.  After appearing to two straight Eastern Conference Championships, the Pacers now appear to be heading for a low seed in this year’s playoffs.  This Pacers team hasn’t been the same since Danny Granger left.

The offseason didn’t get any better for Larry Bird’s team.  The infamous Paul George USA basketball camp injury does not to be seen, spoken about or thought of any more.  They watched Lance Stephenson walk to Charlotte for a contract the Pacers should have matched or higher.  This team is forced to rely on the current players on the roster to have career years.

Additions: Rodney Stuckey, CJ Miles, Chris Singleton
Subtractions: Rasual Butler, Andrew Bynum, Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner

2014-15 Season Preview: Portland Trailblazers

One of the quietest teams in the league made a lot of noise last post season in an epic battle with the favored Houston Rockets.  Thanks in large part to LaMarcus Aldridge’s monster series and Damian Lillard’s last second shot in game 6, the Blazers advanced to the second round.  The bad news for the Blazers came with their second round opponent, the eventual champions, the San Antonio Spurs.
Portland has been on the playoff brink for some time now.  The franchise has had bad luck to injuries (Greg Oden and Brandon Roy) but seem to be putting together a nice core of young talented players over the past few seasons.  Now with a third year all star point guard (Damian Lillard), a perennial power forward (LaMarcus Aldridge) and a bench that could be ranked with the leagues best, the Blazers are hoping to continue their improvements and hopes of more playoff success. 

Let’s take a peak at the roster for the upcoming season.

Additions: Steve Blake, Diante Garret, Darius Morris, James Southerland
Subtractions: Mo Williams, Earl Watson,
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2014-15 Season Preview: Brooklyn Nets

The most disappointing season belonged to the Brooklyn Nets last year.  Poised to accomplish great things last season with the additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to join Deron Williams, Joe Johnston and Brook Lopez, they fell short of even making the Eastern Conference Finals.
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The offseason has been uneventful for them.  Paul Pierce left for greener (or redder, Washington Wizards) pastures, Deron Williams got into a war of words with Kobe Bryant and the billionaire owner is rumored to want out.  Now the roster is left with a terrible cap situation and aging stars who are all on the decline.  This team this year will go as far as Deron Williams and Joe Johnson can take them. 
Let’s take a peak at the roster for the upcoming season.

Additions: Jarrett Jack, Bojan Bogdanovic, Lionel Hollins (Coach) Subtractions: Marcus Thornton, Shaun Livingston, Paul Pierce
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