Brennan and James start by recapping the draft and how trades work, followed by the Suns’ questionable moves and their struggles throughout the past decade (13:43), the Anthony Davis trade and how it’s playing out for both teams (30:32), peoples’ recency biases for the state of the NBA (44:09), the Tampa Bay Ray’s thoughts of moving the team (53:58), and Max Scherzer’s past couple days (59:35).
Brennan and James give thought to Duke’s exit as well as the remaining teams’ potential in the CBB tournament, then they discuss Kristaps Porzingis, Devin Booker’s talent and the Suns best option for their first-round pick, and well as the Nuggets’ playoff hopes (or, for James, hopelessness), followed by a very clean* segment of Kacie’s Corner in celebration of a certain anniversary… (49:19)
Brennan and James are together at their brother Stanton’s house to discuss the Odell Beckham trade, the Raiders and Antonio Brown, and other NFL transactions, as well as miscellaneous NBA topics, including the level of difficulty in the playoffs compared to other sports. Later (49:25), Stanton joins them to answer this week Kacie’s Corner questions about pies, swallows, gorillas, and camels.
Brennan and James are back with a Christmas Special. The show starts with talk about the Broncos, Nathan Peterman, and Josh Gordon, followed by “Five Words to Describe Every Game in Week 16” (14:16), NBA talk surrounding the Nuggets, Suns, and Lakers (35:39), and a Christmas edition of Kacie’s Corner (47:19). Merry Knishmas!
For part one of Episode 21, Brennan and James debate topics around the NBA draft and the end-of-season NBA awards. Topics include Michael Porter Jr.’s slide to the #14 selection, his future, and the Nuggets’ future (7:10), the Suns’ draft including #1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton and a bold trade for two-time NCAA Champion Mikal Bridges (17:00), the controversy surrounding Euro-superstar Luka Doncic (32:22), the ever-lasting debate over the Rookie of the Year award (39:25), and the legitimacy of current and past MVP awards (49:10).