I'm with Ryan on not getting to upset about the fluke game here and there. I do agree with Michael that we need more of those on our side. I want another thirtyburger (How is Devin doing, by the way?). I think we need to find some average players, as well. Baby steps. We have been marking up our talent. The opinion of Smith has to have improved over the course of this season. Same for Marco. `Flipping' these players is the best we have to shore up the bottom of the team, which is really what we need. Incrementally improving the starting wings: good idea and possible.
In the NO Podcast Episode 9: Broken Wings
Our Podcast returns from Holiday Hiatus, and Michael and Ryan talk about their favorite wins and losses of 2010, what they would be doing if they were Dell Demps(i.e. trade speculation) and generally spend way too much talking about the terrible wing players playing for the Hornets.
Going for the same length every time at the expense of content without good reason seems like a bad idea. Deal with the issues at hand in a practical way. Doubling up when you skip one episode or when there is something needing attention is reasonable. Many media forms aren't constrained by such empty genuflection to regularity, such as the canvas of a painter. Books vary in length, as do articles and your posts.
Like Harrison Ford's 'Air Force One,' this podcast could of ended in 3 different parts, but who am I to judge and um, who is Larry Sanders? Is a he related to Ned Flanders?? Anyway...Corey's last name is pronounced Ma-GET-ee, not majetty. He is a Chicagoan a la JuJu, but I doubt he'd be a fan fav. Like Don Nelson in is twilight years, all he cares about is inflating personal stats. Nothing more, nothing less. As for Aaron Afflalo and Thadeus, Ryan I agree with you 100%. They are both free agents in 2K11, as are the following players I believe Demps should put in his radar: Francisco Elson 7-0 235 lbs Center Dan Gadzuric 6-11 240lbs Center Theo Ratliff 6-10 235lbs Center Etan Thomas 6-10 260lbs Center Leon Powe 6-8 240lbs Power Forward Thaddeus Young 6-8 217lbs Small forward Maurice Evans 6-8 220lbs Small Forward Jamario Moon 6-8 200lbs Small Forward Rodney Stuckey 6-4 205lbs PG/Small Forward Grant Hill 6-8 225 lbs Small Forward Derrick Brown 6-7 225lbs Small Forward Aaron Afflalo 6-5 215lbs Shooting Guard Jamal Crawford 6-5 190lbs Shooting Guard Chucky Atkins 5-11 185lbs Point Guard All things considered, these players would be back-ups, not to mention coachable, affordable, and meshable*. Surely certain players would have to take pay cuts (Jamal Crawford) but with fair negations I believe it can be done. Trading Ariza, Marcus, and Marco would have to be a part of the deal, where as Aaron Gray should just be dumped...
Michael & Ryan: Usually to get this type of cereberal, nuanced and thoughtful opinion via the blogosphere, it involves more "serious-minded" topics (like politics lol). You guys have a good take on discussing the NB eh, and still giving us the sense that there is life outside of roundball. I look forward to your posts and casts. Good fortune to both of you in 2011. Go Pollenators!!