Posts Tagged ‘Frank Santos’

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 65) Can the Wizards win the East?

Thursday, May 4th, 2017


The story of the NBA Playoffs first round is most commonly breakout performances by the could-be future of the league, and the 2017 first round has certainly not lacked such standouts. John Wall has led the Wizards, the Greek Freak has led the Bucks, and we haven't even discussed the two-man MVP race going head-to-head out West in Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Who has been the most impressive thus far in the first round?

There has also been a very surprising development out in the East as the first seed Celtic find themselves trailing to the largely disappointing Chicago Bulls. Can the Bulls complete the upset, and what does that mean for the East as a whole?

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 64) Could Steph Curry win MVP?/Playoff Preview

Sunday, April 16th, 2017


You read the title, and think we are crazy, don't you? Well, it's a bit of click-bait (everyone else is doing it, blame peer pressure!) We discuss the three man race for MVP between Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and (maybe?) Kawhi Leonard. Then, we decide how 2015-2016 Steph Curry would fare in this year's MVP conversation.

From there, it's straight to the playoffs! Are there upsets on the agenda? Which series are we most excited for? Who will be the MVP of the first round? And of course, predictions!

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 63) Does the Kevin Durant injury open up the West?

Monday, March 6th, 2017


The previous impenetrable force that was the Golden State Warriors suffered a big blow to what many believed was an inevitability, the 2016 NBA championship, when Kevin Durant suffered an MCL sprain that will leave him out possibly for the rest of the regular season. Of course, the news could have been much worse, so does this change the outcome of the Western Conference? How do the recent signings of Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut by the Cavaliers impact a potential Finals showdown against the Warriors?

We also spent a week with newly acquired DeMarcus Cousins and the New Orleans Pelicans to see how the Boogie and Brow show looks long term.

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 61) Paul George still a franchise player?/Trade season!

Monday, March 6th, 2017


You would be hardpressed to find somebody before the season started that wouldn't have taken Paul George to build their franchise around in a heartbeat. He has it all: two-way player, can play multiple positions (he did come in the league as a shooting guard, after all), and a knack for the big moment. This season, however, has definitely had its struggles for George and the Pacers. So we ask: is he still someone you want to build your team around?

And it's trade season! So you know we have to play around with some trade rumors.

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 60) Are the Bulls wasting Jimmy Butler’s Prime?

Friday, January 27th, 2017


The Central division has turned out to be quite the interesting mix of teams, with the emergence of the Greek Freak as a superstar, and the disappointment of teams like the Pacers. The Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls may both fall into the category of disappointments as well, especially with the amount of talent on each squad.

First, for the Pistons, we will discuss the continuing development of Andre Drummond, what should be their true starting five, and where we stand on Reggie Jackson as a starting point guard.

Then, how the Bulls are like the Brooklyn Nets, a new nickname for Jimmy Butler, and what the Bulls should do about their point guard problem.

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 58) Minnesota KATs

Friday, January 6th, 2017


When Tom Thibodeau took the coaching job with the Timberwolves, expectations skyrocketed, and many (including ourselves) had the Wolves as a competitor in the playoffs. So far, that has not come to fruition, but are we sure that is still a bad thing? How much did we miss Thibs yelling ICE! on the sidelines? And are we sure that Andrew Wiggins is the second best player on the Wolves, when just a year ago we were trying to decide if he was the best player on the Wolves?

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 57) Who do the Knicks belong to?/Restgate

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016


The New York contingency at the NBA draft who booed the giant European guy the Knicks drafted at #4 seems like a decade ago now, as the Porzingod now rules NYC. Are the Knicks Porzingis's team? What did we expect from Derrick Rose this season? Who is the Knicks best center?

Also, would you trade for Demarcus Cousins? And should 24 year olds be resting?

No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 56) Baby Lakers and Milwaukee Freaks Double Feature

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016


Without D'Angelo Russell, the Lakers have hit a bit of a rough patch. Still, the future is bright. Lou Williams may be sixth man of the year, and Jordan Clarkson still sounds like one of the better deal in free agency. Brandon Ingram may need to sit out games for the buffet table.

Milwaukee is more on the cusp, and may be the sleeper in the east. Is the Greek Freak the Greek superstar? Is Jabari a worthy Robin? And how exactly does Matthew Dellavadova get things done?

No Look Pass Podcast: (Epsiode 55) The Washington Wall’s and Phoenix Youth Double Feature

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016


The Washington Wizards signed Bradley Beal to a monster free agent deal this offseason, but the Wizards slow start under new coach Scott Brooks has some wondering what exactly the backcourt of Beal and John Wall will bring the Wizards. Is it time to ditch the experiment? Markieff Morris, subtraction by addition? Has Marcus Thornton played for every team in the league?

From there, the hosts will switch coasts and visit the Phoenix Suns. Who is the odd man out? Is Devin Booker the next star, or did we crown him too early?

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No Look Pass Podcast: (Episode 54) The Toronto Back Courts

Monday, November 21st, 2016


DeMar DeRozen leads the league in scoring, and Kyle Lowry is playing a great supporting role. But, is that enough to make the Raptors a contender for the Eastern Conference or is this just their MO now? We also attempt to find DeMarre Carroll, and figure out how to pronounce Bebe.

Speaking of contenders, the LA Clippers are also on the menu, and their probability of winning the Western Conference.