Hey everyone!  Craig and Brent hold down the fort this week with a wide ranging conversation.  They start off by talking about the absurd thought of LeBron joining the Warriors and the NBA’s potential to be the biggest sport in America or even in the world.  They proceed to look at trade deadline talk on a wide array of players before running down the latest injuries with their fantasy impact.  This week’s team breakdown is the Chicago Bulls post-Mirotic.  They also talk about some potential waiver adds and give a draft profile of Jaren Jackson Jr.  All of that and more on the latest edition of the Razzball Basketball Podcast!

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  1. Chrys says:
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    Listen back to your pod. For some reason you can hear everything including you speaking with your kid. Also, the hosts are panned left and right. Just some feedback…

    • Viz

      Viz says:
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      @Chrys: This was the first time that they have recorded without me (I usually do all of the recording, editing if necessary, etc.), so because of my unavailability, they were thrown into the fire. I admittedly just uploaded the file they sent me without listening to it or putting any extra work because I am currently out of the country (in Canada) playing a poker tournament and don’t have the time this week to put into the podcast. Apologies for that, I’m sure everything will be improved going forward whether it’s with or without me.

      • Brent

        Brent @TheFantasyDick on Twitter says:
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        @Viz: We need Viz the Podcast Whiz!

    • Brent

      Brent @TheFantasyDick on Twitter says:
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      @Chrys: Very true. First time recording from Skype. I’ll have to play with the settings if I am called upon to record again on short notice. Yeah, about 30 minutes in, one of my 5 year old twins came in and needed something. We stopped the recording then picked back up (right around the Lou Williams trade talk) and we attempted to splice it together as seamlessly as possible.

      Hopefully it wasn’t too distracting and the content was helpful. All feedback is much appreciated.

      Thanks!

    • Craig Bozic

      Craig Bozic says:
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      @Chrys:

      Left and right – trippy stuff. I guess I didn’t notice that when editing because it was coming through on the same speaker

  2. Brett says:
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    Good stuff guys, and great job of Brent hosting on short notice. I thought the two man podcast went very smoothly other then the sound and background noise issues mentioned above. The content was all good though.

    Zach Lavine might be the worst defensive player I’ve ever seen. He is so smooth on offense but then doesn’t have a clue on the other end. Loses his guy in space constantly. On top of that, he is about to be very overpaid this summer. Of the 3 assets the Bulls got for Butler I rank him an easy 3rd. LaVine at 25 million(or whatever it ends up being) per year is scary.

    Kris Dunn isn’t a great PG, but the difference between the Bulls offense with him and the offense without him(aka Jerian Grant Dribble Fest) is staggering. I tend to think he is better suited as more of a 2 guard in the Marcus Smart mold that guards the other teams best defender but doesn’t handle the PG duties. His speed, defense and ability to get to the rim are impressive. Shooting and finishing are a work in progress.

    I’m looking forward to the JJJ piece Craig – he was getting mocked to the Bulls early on so I started paying attention and I am on board.

    Good job everyone!

    • Craig Bozic

      Craig Bozic says:
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      @Brett:

      Jerian Grant dribble fest – brilliant!

    • Brent

      Brent @TheFantasyDick on Twitter says:
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      @Brett:

      Thanks Brett, really appreciate it.

      I’m sure as a Bulls fan you have watched a lot more of Zach LaVine than I have. Keep in mind, however, that he is coming off of a pretty rough injury that has to be in his head a bit as he plays. That being said, defense is mostly mental and LaVine definitely has an immature basketball mind. I guess I am just optimistic that once he is physically back to where he was that he will progress with his mental game. IF that happens, then he has All-Star ability. Jimmy Butler is a great example of a player who developed quickly in the mental game, and when combined with his work ethic, he became a Top 10 player.

      So the wild card for LaVine is his work ethic. If he is not interested in putting in the work, then he will become trapped in “not living up to his potential” purgatory. He could very well become a Tristan Thompson – cash in and check out. I’m betting on All-Star.

      Thanks for listening, we will have all the technical stuff worked out and we will continue to fine-tune the content and segments (we have regular discussions about how to improve). We are also open to suggestions from the listeners. Thanks!

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