On Episode 11 of The Mid-Range Theory podcast, FanSided Senior NBA editor Ian Levy (@HickoryHigh) and SNY.tv and OG contributor Tommy Dee (@ThomasCDee) are joined by Josh Eberley (@JoshEberley) of Hoop Mag, to talk about the Western Conference. The Golden State Warriors are in a class of their own, so every Western Conference narrative really starts from the No. 2 seed on down. What should we make of the Spurs this year? No Tim Duncan, Kawhi a year better, Tony Parker a year older, LaMarcus Aldridge emoting his inner Dwight Howard, what’s the Spurs’ ceiling?
We also talked about Blake Griffin, James Harden’s ideal running mate, what Russell Westbrook is going to bring and whether the dual-point guard lineup is the new regular season model for wins.
What’s up with LaMarcus Aldridge?
How good are the Spurs? (1:00)
Aldridge and Dwight Howard (1:57)
The evolution of the Spurs (3:00)
Parker vs. Patty Mills (6:00)
Who is the 2nd best team in the Conference? (7:36)
Blake Griffin’s mental state and will they run the offense through him (8:00)
MVP Race (11:20)
Karl Towns, Wolves, Nuggets and Suns (14:00)
Devin Booker (15:55)
The Blazers (17:00)
Is there a better offensive marriage than Harden/D’Antoni? (21:30)
Russell Westbrook and the double QB with Oladipo (24:00)
Ideal guy to pair with James Harden (31:20)
Top 10 all-time single season exercise (33:00)
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