Taped 09.04.09. Episode Length: 38 minutes
Ben Golliver from Blazersedge.com and Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton preview Kevin's new book, discuss the return of Martell Webster and its impact on who starts and finishes games, and engage in a debate -- split over 3 mini-segments-- regarding the successes and failures of Minnesota Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn.
Kevin offers a preview of his new book.
Ben tries to goad Kevin into a bicoastal rap beef with John Hollinger.
Kevin announces that Ben will be granted 150 words in the Blazers chapter of the book, and takes much grief.
Ben's memories of Jay-Z's 9.11.2001 release of Blueprint I.
Kevin reveals he thought Jay-Z was a sell out and then, in the same breath, demands the NBA use "Run This Town" in its next marketing campaign.
Martell's return: who starts and who finishes games?
Will a back-up trio of Martell/Blake/Rudy leave the Blazers exposed?
Would going small at the end of games be advantageous?
Kevin and Ben debate David Kahn's Randy Foye/Mike Miller for the #5 pick.
The debate continues into a look at the Rubio pick and the process of trying to lure him to the NBA.
The discussion wraps up with an analysis of Kahn's offer sheet to Ramon Sessions and what it means for the Minnesota franchise.
Theme Song: Cam'ron - Sports, Drugs and Entertainment
Snips from Jay-Z's Blueprint 3: A Star is Born, Run This Town, Reminder, Empire State of Mind and Thank You.