Hang Time Podcast (Episode 18)


Posted by Sekou Smith

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Summer League is over and the free agent frenzy has slowed to a crawl.

Someone even had the nerve to utter the word “offseason” here at the hideout, a taboo topic around these parts where we go hard, 365 days a year.

The Hang Time Podcast, however, is still going strong. Episode 18 is ready for your ears and filled with information.


Michael Lee of the Washington Post joined us to talk about John Wall‘s sensational summer league debut and what’s in store for Wall, Gilbert Arenas and the rest of a Wizards team bent on resurrecting itself after a tumultuous 2009-10 season.

NBA.com’s very own Art Garcia also joined us from Las Vegas to discuss the summer’s most intriguing rookie lightning rod, Wall’s former Kentucky teammate DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, and much, much more.

We’ve also added a new wrinkle to the show. The HTP Skype Call of the Week made it’s debut. We’re taking at least one call a week from the listeners. Make sure to stay tuned to the show on Twitter so you can weigh in on whatever topics we are discussing every week.

As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast and your host, on Twitter.

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Breakdown of the Banter:

0:00– Intro

4:25- Michael Lee of the Washington Post breaks down John Wall’s performance in Summer League

–  Leadership on the court with Wall and Gilbert Arenas

–  Growing popularity of Wizards in D.C.

–  Comparing Wall’s play to other NBA players

–  Where will the Wizard’s fall in the 2010-11 season?

20:49- Art Garcia for NBA.com discusses DeMarcus Cousins‘ ups and downs in Summer League

–  Criticism on Cousins by media

–  “Other guys” who performed big at SL

–  Chatter about the Heat at SL

37:43- Skype Call of The Week, question about free agents the Chicago Bulls could still pick up

39:09– Wrap-up

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