Podcast: To Change Or Not To Change?

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McNeill and Cheel chat about Andrew Bynum’s expiring contract is traded for Luol Deng, Kevin Love ripping into his teammates through the media, the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors being on a hot streak, and Dennis Rodman’s epic meltdown in North Korea.

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Podcast: A Shift In Power

andrew-bynum-2Cheel and McNeill talked about an article by Zach Lowe which informed fans that massive changes to the NBA Draft may be coming, the Titanic Division, how Andrew Bynum’s landing spot could have a ripple effect through the entire NBA, a plethora of injuries to all-star calibre players and some fun trade rumors that have been circulating on twitter and the web.

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A New Alternative To NBA Draft Lottery

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This afternoon I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to talk about a new alternative to the NBA Draft Lottery, Kobe Bryant’s latest injury setback and a bunch of Eastern Conference teams underachieving so far this season.

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Podcast: Time To Change NBA Playoffs

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McNeill and Cheel talk about Portland’s hot start, which Eastern Conference team is the biggest mess, how San Antonio keeps rolling, changing the current format of the playoffs, if Anthony Davis is on the verge of getting stuck with the “fragile” label, and Allen Iverson getting his number retired.

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NBA Chat On “The Home Stretch”

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I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to talk about tanking, the Eastern Conference being so much weaker than the Western Conference, and Kobe Bryant’s two-year contract extension.

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Podcast: Break Up The Sixers!

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McNeill and Cheel talked about the great start Philadelphia has gotten off to, Indiana looking like the beasts of the East, both teams based out of New York being in trouble, not being sold on Houston due to their lack of perimeter defense, the Clippers being in a great groove offensively, Golden State being a bunch of fun to watch this season and a bunch of other topics.

And, as an added bonus, I’ve included some audio at the end of the Podcast of my chat with Ray Allen about his epic shot in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last season.

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2013-14 NBA Season Preview

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I joined Justin Hull on The Home Stretch to talk about what teams will meet in the NBA Finals this June, what teams will surprise fans and what teams are over-rated.

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Podcast: Western Conference Preview

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Cheel and McNeill recorded a Podcast to look at the main storylines in the Western Conference heading into this season. We talked about Kobe Bryant getting frustrated with Nick Young, how much longer the San Antonio Spurs can keep winning their battle against Father Time, if Russell Westbrook will be the same player after his knee issues and a host of other topics.

We end the Podcast with an interview with Corey Brewer who talks about getting a chance at redemption in Minnesota and why the Wolves are a sleeper pick to make noise this season.

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Podcast: Eastern Conference Preview

McNeill and Cheel debate if the Miami Heat are still the top team in the Eastern Conference, Derrick Rose’s return, the improvements the Indiana Pacers made this summer, why the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets won’t be as good as people think and we shared the teams will be watching this season on League Pass.

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NBA Free Agency Chat On “The Home Stretch”

I was able to join Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to talk about the first week of the NBA’s free agency period. We broke down why Dwight Howard signing with Houston was a wise move, Golden State making a mistake with adding Andre Iguodala and the Pistons making an interesting move adding Josh Smith.

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Podcast: Breaking Up Is Tough To Do

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Mark and McNeill talked about Dwight Howard signing with the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers being better off with Howard leaving, Josh Smith landing in Detroit, argued about if Tyreke Evans joining the Pelicans was a good or bad move, agreed Andre Igoudala to the Warriors will backfire and raved about Jarrett Jack in Cleveland.

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Podcast: It Was All A Dream

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Mark and McNeill talked about the NBA Draft, Canada Basketball, the big trade between Boston and Brooklyn, Bill Simmons and Doc Rivers, free agency and some possible trades.

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Miami Heat Rant On “The Home Stretch”

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I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” this afternoon to vent about the mess the Miami Heat find themselves. We talked about why Indiana looks poised for an upset, Dwyane Wade not aging well, Chris Bosh being a ghost and why Miami might be smart to deal Wade or Bosh this summer because LeBron James may bolt in 2014.

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Podcast: Panic In Miami

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Mark and McNeill chatted about the panic surrounding the Miami Heat, concern over Dwyane Wade, Masai Ujiri bolting Denver for Toronto, Grant Hill’s retirement, Dwight Howard wanting to play for Houston and the coaching carrousel.

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Conference Finals Chat

I joined Justin Hull on “The Home Stretch” to talk about the Conference Finals and the latest buzz about head coaching vacancies. I eat some crow for raving about the Grizzlies chances against the Spurs, boast Gregg Popovich is the best coach in the NBA, explain what Indiana needs to do in order to make this a series and talk about Roy Hibbert’s horrible dance moves.

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