Jon Filet and Flava Dave touch on an up-and-down weekend in Pacers basketball, including an old fashion rout over Memphis and a ticky-tack ejection for Paul George against Miami. Also, the pair predict the future of the NBA regarding the Houston Rockets, and discuss whether Terrance Jones is a possible fit. All that and more.
Jon Filet and Flava Dave welcome The Indianapolis Star’s Gregg Doyel to discuss the Paul George situation following Thursday’s trade deadline. Gregg and Dave debate PG’s edict to the Pacers and Larry Bird and ponder the likelihood of his leaving the team sooner rather than later. There’s also a discussion of Indiana’s inability to execute a trade, an indictment of Bird’s ability to build a roster worthy of PG. Plus, Gregg reaches out to Pacers Twitter, Jon and Dave recap All-Star Weekend, and more.
Jon Washburn (stepping in admirably for our beloved Jon Filet) and Flava Dave lick their wounds after a very tough stretch of basketball – and explain why you shouldn’t COMPLETELY freak out. They also discuss how unusual the 2010 NBA Draft was, whether the Thibs/Vogel defense will ever work in the modern NBA, and whether putting the blame all on PG’s shoulders is dumb (spoilers – it is). Also, Coach Washburn uses analytics to explain his team’s dominance of the South Carolina high school basketball tournament.
Jon Filet and Flava Dave are feeling down on the Pacers after a three straight losses. Things don’t look much better with upcoming games against the Spurs, Cavs and Wizards. They boys rehash the weekend of Indy hoops, including Saturday’s strange loss to Milwaukee and the glaring absence of Thad Young. Also, Kawhi Leonard is awesome and LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t as good as he thinks he is. Plus, the Grammys, Valentines Day and Jon’s other podcast host.
Jon Filet and Flava Dave contemplate how the Pacers will respond following Wednesday’s loss to Cleveland. There’s also discussion of Indy’s defensive paradox, the resurgent Wizards and the backsliding Bucks. Also, energy drinks are bad for you health, bro.
Jon Filet and Flava Dave dig into the Pacers’ seven-game winning streak, discussing Lavoy Allen’s big game against Detroit and Paul George’s awesome defense against Russell Westrbook. The boys also discuss the budding leadership role of Myles Turner, Indiana’s daunting schedule and more.
Jon Filet and Flava Dave have nothing but good things to say about Paul George. The seven-year veteran is playing his best ball of the season and doing everything to lead the Pacers out of their season-long funk. The boys discuss his big games against Sacramento and Houston, and discuss the benefits of PG regarding Jeff Teague and Myles Turner. Also, Lavoy Allen is a real basketball player again, Mike D’Antoni is vindicated, Boogie Cousins didn’t get a fair shake and Jon and Dave create the Pacers Book Club.