By Sekou Smith, NBA.com
VIDEO: Mike Fratello joins the crew to talk about how the Thunder compensate without Serge Ibaka
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Don’t mess with Cleveland!
Not when the NBA Draft Lottery is going on.
Because no one does the Lottery like Cleveland, winners of three of the last four, including Tuesday night’s affair that gives them the trump card in what projects to be one of the deepest Drafts in recent memory.
TNT and NBA TV’s Mike Fratello, The Czar of the telestrator, knows exactly what we’re talking about, having coached the Cavaliers for six seasons.
But as much as we’re focused on the June Draft and the future, we’re locked in on the conference finals and the battles within the battle going on between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference and the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
Toss in the ongoing coaching carousel, which includes Steve Kerr taking over for Mark Jackson in Golden State, and we’ve got plenty to discuss with The Czar on Episode 161 of the The Hang Time Podcast.
We also introduce you to “DeBron Wade” and “Lex Morrison” (don’t ask, just watch –below — and listen) … on yet another wild episode with the crew.
As always, we welcome your feedback. You can follow the entire crew, including the Hang Time Podcast, co-hosts Sekou Smith of NBA.com, Lang Whitaker of NBA.com’s All-Ball Blog and renaissance man Rick Fox of NBA TV, as well as our new super producer Gregg (just like Popovich) Waigand and the best sound designer/engineer in the business, Jarell “I Heart Peyton Manning” Wall.