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The Dontonio Wingcast Episode 009

Basketball Prospectus's Kevin Pelton and I are back with a new episode of The Dontonio Wingcast and a big announcement: KP2's Pro Basketball Prospectus Season Preview book has been officially released!  

I've been helping him gas this thing up for longer than a pregnancy so you already know that you should support his fantastic contributions to this site and, more importantly, learn a lot about the National Basketball Association by purchasing it. The PDF version is available now; the print version is coming in the next few days.

On this episode of The Dontonio Wingcast, Kevin and I put John Hollinger's Blazers player rankings under the microscope, going position by position to get Kevin's insight on each Blazer that made one of Hollinger's lists. Along the way I offer some observations from training camp.

  • In segment 1, we look at the point guards.  Kevin tells us exactly how good Andre Miller is, Kevin supports Blake as the starting Point Guard and I explain why Jerryd Bayless's twitter has me concerned.
  • In segment 2, we look at the 2s and 3s.  Kevin compares Brandon Roy to Wade and Kobe, we look at whether Rudy is actually a starting-quality 2, we debate whether Outlaw should be considered a 3 or a 4 from a statistics standpoint and we laugh over the fact that Nic Batum was ranked higher than Hedo Turkoglu.  Pelton also kinda sorta trashes Martell Webster.  
  • In segment 3, we look at the 4s and 5s.  Kevin gives a slightly pessimistic appraisal of LaMarcus Aldridge, he does backflips for Greg Oden and explains why statistics will always fail to understand Joel Przybilla. 

Music selections:

Boyz In The Hood -- Dem Boyz
Arrested Development -- Tennessee
Shyne -- Diamonds and Mac 10s 

A special congrats to Shyne, by the way, for his release from prison.

You can subscribe to our iTunes feed or stream/download the mp3 here: The Dontonio Wingcast Episode 009

The mp3 is 40 megabytes.

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