The Dontonio Wingcast Episode 005

Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton and I are back with episode 5 of The Dontonio Wingcast, our basketball podcast. This week's episode (taped last Friday) is 38 minutes and features a preview of Kevin's new book, a look at the return of Martell Webster and an epic debate about the merits of David Kahn.

To subscribe to our podcast, simply go to and search "Dontonio Wingcast" in the upper right corner to find our subscription link.  (Amazingly we are the only search result when you type in those two words.)  From there, follow the instructions.  Alternate download instructions are also listed below. 

Click through to download the mp3 and read a full episode preview!

Download the Podcast 

Right click and save as to Download The Dontonio Wingcast 005

The .mp3 is 35 megabytes.

Remember there are some mildly pg-13 musical interludes.


Episode Preview

Taped 09.04.09. Episode Length: 38 minutes

Segment 1:
Kevin offers a preview of his new book.
I try to goad Kevin into a bicoastal rap beef with John Hollinger.
Kevin announces that I will be granted 150 words in the Blazers chapter of the book, and takes much grief.

Segment 2:
My memories of Jay-Z's 9.11.2001 release of Blueprint I.
Kevin reveals he thought Jay-Z was a sell out and then, in the same breath, demands the NBA use "Run This Town" in its next marketing campaign.

Segment 3:
Martell's return: who starts and who finishes games?
Will a back-up trio of Martell/Blake/Rudy leave the Blazers exposed?
Would going small at the end of games be advantageous?

Segment 4:
Kevin and I debate David Kahn's Randy Foye/Mike Miller for the #5 pick.

Segment 5:
The debate continues into a look at the Rubio pick and the process of trying to lure him to the NBA. 

Segment 6:
The discussion wraps up with an analysis of Kahn's offer sheet to Ramon Sessions and what it means for the Minnesota franchise.

Musical Interludes:
Theme Song: Cam'ron - Sports, Drugs and Entertainment
Snippets from Jay-Z's Blueprint 3, which can be purchased here.


Alternate Download Instructions

Thanks to prezofdeath we have these easy alternate iTunes setup instructions (takes less than 60 seconds).  

  1. Open Itunes. Select "Advanced" in the menu at the top.
  2. Click "Subscribe to Podcast..."
  3. Enter the following code into the box that opens up:
  4. All of our past episodes should load in your podcasts folder. You can then download any/all of the episodes that you would like. Future episodes should then load automatically.

Note: You may need to close/open Itunes for the episodes to appear and the downloads to start. Make sure you're running the latest version of Itunes.  If you are having any difficulty, just download using the link posted above. 

-- Ben (

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