Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Dontonio Wingcast Episode 003

Taped 08.13.09. Episode Length: 54 minutes

Stat heads, this one is for you as Ben Golliver from probes Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton's vast mind for some intricate, never-before-seen-or-heard Blazers stat knowledge. Ben and Kevin round out this episode with their first special guest interview: NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler.

Segment 1:

Our continued struggle to name the podcast
Shortened rosters in the NBA: Causes and Effects
An extensive look at which players currently without contracts could make a difference for a contender this year

Segment 2:

KP2 introduces Basketball Prospectus's improved player projection system for 2009
Nic Batum and Steve Blake: what does KP2's system expect from each?
Pelton's system answers the question, "Does it matter whether Miller or Blake starts?"

Segment 3:

Pelton discusses his team projections with an early preview of the Western Conference and predicts a Northwest Division winner
Expectations for the Blazers: What's more important, total wins or the division title?
Pelton explains the "Plexiglass Principle" and whether the Blazers might fall victim to it

Segment 4:

Guest interview with Clyde Drexler
The Glyde discusses: Memories from the 1992 Dream Team, the Andre Miller signing, handicapping the Western Conference race, how many games it would take for the Dream Team to beat the 2008 Men's National Team in a 7 game series, among other topics.

The podcast is 54 minutes long and is a 50 megabyte MP3.

Musical Interludes:

Theme Song: Cam'ron - Sports, Drugs and Entertainment
Mos Def - Mathematics
Beanie Sigel - Feel It In The Air
Rick Ross - Magnificent

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