Today on ZardCast, CT and Dave catch-up after the Washington Wizards largely stood pat at the trade deadline. They get into Marcin Gortat staying in D.C., him and Wall trying to smooth things over, Tomas Satoransky surging and the bench trending upward. Later, Friend of the pod Stuart from Long Island calls to talk New York Knicks, the Wizards big comeback, where the Knicks go after the Kristaps Porzingis injury and his hatred for Carmelo Anthony. Plus, the guys discuss Bobby Portis’ foul on Sato, blowing it against the Boston Celtics and Pop Culture Detour. Topics discussed include: Dave and CT hold down the fort without Duncan Wizards didn’t do a whole lot at the trade deadline Marcin Gortat stays in D.C., he and John Wall try to smooth things over Laughing at the Derrick Rose rumors Other potential free agent pickups Dave’s really concerned with how many minutes Bradley Beal is playing Hyping Tomas Satoransky The guys talk themselves
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan welcome Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Sharp to talk Wizards at an interesting point in the season. They get into the John Wall-Marcin Gortat spat, the team’s good run of form without Wall, why Sharp thinks Washington should consider trading Kelly Oubre, love for The Leftovers and the Taco Bell/KFC combo in Northeast, D.C. Later, the guys get into Wall’s wild day on ESPN, CT gets engaged and close with Pop Culture Detour. Topics discussed include: Wizards fan and Sports Illustrated writer Andrew Sharp joins the pod The John Wall-Marcin Gortat feud spilling out into the open Washington’s recent run of good form How will Wall reintegrate into the team? What should the Wizards do with Gortat? Sharp thinks it's likely he stays It feels like we’ve lived through several versions of this season Sharp thinks Kelly Oubre is very tradable and the Wizards should consider capitalizing on his value now or in the near future
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan react to the news of John Wall's knee surgery that will have him sidelined for two months. They get into their initial feelings upon hearing he'd be out, a semi-radical trade idea, Twitter blowback from that trade idea and best case scenarios for the team going forward. Plus, they cover Wall-less wins over the Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder, discuss Blake Griffin in Detroit and pay their respects to Rasual Butler. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan convene to discuss John Wall and Bradley Beal making the All-Star Game, the recent players-only meeting, who the locker room malcontents might be, what can be done to stabilize the ship and they ponder if things really are as bad as they seem. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan convene to discuss All-Star game starters and avoid talking about the Washington Wizards for the first 30 minutes of the pod. The guys then examine what exactly ails the Zards. Topics discussed include: Final All-Star game starters CT yells, wants to be noticed Duncan doesn’t vote for John Wall and Bradley Beal on his All Star ballot The guys avoid talking about the Wizards for the first 30 minutes of the podcast The loss to the Charlotte Hornets was miserable Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat haven’t been all that great What lineup changes will Scott Brooks make? What are the ramifications of those changes? The Wizards are making midseason, right? A semi-epiphany about the Wizards’ poor run of form Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT and Duncan convene to discuss a Washington Wizards team that plays like a pendulum through the first half of the season. The guys get into where the team stands with a half to go, Stephen A. Smith's rant, dumb loses to the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz and CT discovering dog poop on his stoop. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan convene to discuss a Washington Wizards team seemingly on the up-and-up as they've notched an 8-3 record over the last 11 games. Plus, Dave moves and shares his harrowing experiences from the process. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT and Duncan convene during the week between Christmas and the New Year to discuss two bad Washington losses to the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks that sandwiched the season's high water moment in a win over the Boston Celtics on Christmas. Later, the guys reel off their favorite music, podcasts, TV shows and movies from 2017. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan convene after the the Wizards beat the New Orleans Pelicans twice in one game to breakdown the win, another loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers behind a triple-double from LeBron James and an unremarkable win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Later, the guys are joined by Bullets Forever’s Jake Whitacre to get his takes on the season thus far, talk about which Wizards are the most interesting Instagram follows and discuss Christmas in the Whitacre household. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT and Duncan convene for a morning pod to discuss the rough ending to the road trip with two strange finishes against the Clippers and Nets, a Revenge Game victory over Phoenix and John Wall's return against Memphis. Plus, Scott Brooks' ball handler-less lineups, the starters slumping, how many backup point guards they would take over Tomas Satoransky, Kelly Oubre's Superstar sleeve, and upcoming home games against the Clippers, Cavaliers and the Pelicans. Finally, the guys take a Pop Culture Detour to express their excitement for Star Wars and their favorite Star Wars video games. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Duncan and Dave get into interesting six games in which Bradley Beal drops 51 against the Portland Trailblazers, the Wizards lose to the Utah Jazz in historic fashion, the bench crushes the Detroit Pistons, hack-a-Ben Simmons is deployed in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and Otto Porter comes up clutch against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Plus, what the guys would give up for DeAndre Jordan, a potential soft spot in the schedule, thoughts on the unveiling the of Capital City Go-Go, CT gets let go from his job and talks about what went down, and Pop Culture Detour. Finally, CT rides solo and recaps Washington’s win over the Phoenix Suns. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Duncan and Dave celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast, reminiscing on the infancy and highlights of the last few years. The guys get into the very first episode, lessons learned and embarrassing moments. Later, they discuss John Wall’s injury and two rough losses to the Charlotte Hornets and the Portland Trailblazers. Plus, unearthing old bad takes from the past, how everyone celebrated their Thanksgivings, and CT and Dave recap their high school reunion. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT and Duncan convene and are joined by WUSA9’s Frank Hanrahan to talk Washington Wizards before Thanksgiving. First, CT and Duncan run down a schedule loss to the Miami Heat, an injury loss to the Toronto Raptors and a solid win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Later, they’re joined by Frank to discuss the drive for 50 wins, the madness of the bench, Otto Porter’s hardhat and how he’s making Ernie Grunfeld look like a genius, if he’s buy into the “Beal is better than Wall” murmurs and more. Finally, the guys reel off the things for which they are not thankful. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.
Today on ZardCast, CT, Duncan and Dave convene in the middle of a Wizards-Heat home-and-home and are joined by Bullets Forever and NBC Sports Washington’s Kelly Cohen. They get into Washington’s win over Miami in the first leg, how Kelly feels about this year’s Heat team, life after Dwayne Wade, Ian Mahinmi possibly being the worst rotation player in the league and a traditional Florida Thanksgiving at Publix. Later, the guys run down the Wizards’ four-game winning streak, denigrate of the Kings, continue to lobby for more shots from Otto, look ahead to a tougher schedule and discuss the other goings on in the Eastern Conference. Intro beats by The Passion HiFi.