HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Fourteen or fifteen games isn’t an ideal sample size, but in a season that moves strictly one day at a time, it’s all we have to go on right now in our evaluations of what’s going on in the NBA.
In an effort to separate the contenders from the pretenders, we enlisted the services of our old friend the Czar, Mike Fratello of TNT, on Episode 94 of the Hang Time Podcast.
He stops by for his first visit of the season and tries to clean up the mess that you see in the standings for both the Eastern and Western Conferences. The Heat, Knicks and Nets are legit, the rest of the teams you see hovering around the top of the standings in the East, however, are still a bit suspect in his eyes.
As an added bonus, he breaks down the whole Los Angeles Clippers/Vinny Del Negro controversy from a different perspective … most coach’s don’t take to Twitter to vent after a tough loss, as Chris Paul did after the Monday’s loss to the Hornets (“a team less talented” … “but well coached”).
You need to tune into Episode 94 of the Hang Time Podcast featuring Mike Fratello, with your hosts Sekou Smith (who channels his inner Ric Flair during Bragging Rights this week) and Rick Fox.
Our main man and third member Lang Whitaker has an excused absence, seeing as how he was busy welcoming the latest member of the Whitaker and Hang Time families into the world.
As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, co-hosts Lang Whitaker of SLAM Magazine, Sekou Smith of NBA.com and Rick Fox of NBA TV, as well as our new super producer Gregg (just like Popovich) Waigand and the best engineer in the business, Jarell “I Heart Peyton Manning” Wall.