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As of right now, the Pistons find themselves 15-20, the fourth worst record in the Eastern Conference, and a far cry from reaching their expectations after this young team reached the playoffs for the first time in the Stan Van Gundy era.  Why is this promising team sputtering and starting, unable to achieve sustained success?  Does management need to re-evaluate the long-term viability of their core as currently constructed?  David Fernandez of the Detroit Bad Boys joins me to take a look under the hood.

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In this New Year's edition of the Buzz Beat Podcast, Spencer and Richie rehash the embarrassing loss to Brooklyn, the blowout win over Orlando, and the grind-it-out victory against the Heat. The duo also spent time focusing on Batum's improved play and importance to the team. Spencer and Richie also decide where the Hornets fall in the bigger picture of the Eastern Conference and if it's feasible for Hornets to finish 3rd. They end with their New Year's resolutions for this Charlotte team.

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The Charlotte Hornets’ reliable core is back this season and performing admirably despite some early-season streakiness. As usual, with a Steve Clifford-led team, the defense is generally stout and the offense is taking care of the ball. Nick Denning, editor for SB Nation’s At the Hive, rejoins the show to discuss Kemba Walker’s brilliance, Nicolas Batum’s multi-faceted game and more generally why this fundamental, non-flashy team handles its business so well. All that and more on the show, but first some particularly buzz-worthy bites: 3:57-4:15: “100 percent convinced [Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is the right person for the job]. He’s perfect for this team. He’s created an identify for them and one thing that’s becoming pretty clear is that players like to play for him, and we’re not necessarily talking about stars, but a lot of good players like to go play for him just because he knows how to maximize their talent.    5:01-5:30: “His [Kemba Walker’s] emergence has been really in the last couple of seasons. He’s just never really had the pieces around him to be effective because before it was like they had to rely on him; late shot clock, whatever it was, it’s like you gotta get

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The Judge (AKA Daniel Green, @DanielAGreen1) is back after a second consecutive night glory hunting in single entry tournaments.  So, the Judge begins the show by recapping the highs and lows of Thursday night's action - including why Rick Carlisle thinks he's the smartest man in the world.  The Judge also questions why the heck FanDuel would decide to remove two 7pm ET games from the Friday slate, including the fantasy goodness of Brooklyn @ Washington.  Then, we disucss Chambers, injuries for Friday and then fly to Vegas.  We look at the lines and over/unders of each game on Friday.  Next, we discuss teams to target via pace and DvP.  Finally, the Judge dominates Friday's slate by discussing the top plays at each position.  The Judge goes through every viable player to be considered for this juicy slate in the hopes that we all can achieve our destiny of GPP Glory.

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Today on ZardCast, CT and Dave convene to discuss the Washington Wizards recent run of good form, the aftermath of last week’s pods, drinking on Christmas, looking at the rest of the Eastern Conference, This Week in John Wall and more. Topics discussed include: Gary’s out, Chris Axmann bailed – Just Dave and CT The aftermath of last week’s Christmas pods CT and Dave hang out Christmas night The Wizards are in a good run of form, going 8-3 in the last 11 and winning 7 straight at home Wizards play a home and home with the Milwaukee Bucks. They get stomped on the road and win at home. Otto Porter scores 33 Bradley Beal gets hurt, John Wall goes off and Porter hits a clutch three in the win over Indiana Looking around at the rest of the Eastern Conference Christmas day basketball, the weirdness of the Golden State Warriors between this year and last Wizards next three games up This Week in John Wall includes STATS that prove Wall is better than Kyrie Irving, his comments on the Wizards losing a national TV game and praise for the Phone Booth crowd Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes or

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Belated Trilly LITmas! We're back from a short Christmas break and ready to usher in the New Year with you all! In this episode: - Tommy gives us his in-person observations from the Jazz game, sitting just 2-3 rows above the Lakers bench. - We get into the new NBA CBA and how it will affect the Lakers FA plans moving forward / how we'd like to see the Lakers approach things moving forward. - We throw out our New Year's Resolutions for the Young Core + Coach Luke. Follow us on Twitter: @LakersLegacyPod Please also Rate & Review us on iTunes! Email: TheLakersLegacyPodcast@gmail.com Listen to the Lakers Legacy Podcast on ITunes Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes or check out the rest of the Almighty Baller Podcast Network at AlmightyBaller.com.

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On this episode of The FastBreak! Jim Matthews from The Flagrant Take comes on the set to discuss the status of The New York Knicks! WIll they make a legitimate playoff run? Should they have regrets on signing Joakim Noah to such a long term deal? The Clippers & Raptors are more alike than you actually think! We also breakdown Warriors VS. Cavs and what we can expect from their second regular season matchup

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The Judge (AKA Daniel Green, @DanielAGreen1) returns after a #gloryhunt on Wednesday night, as Kyle Lowry almost helped the Judge achieve his destiny!  To that end, the Judge begins the show by reliving last night's festivities, as well as discussing Chambers.  The Judge also relives the dream killers and the crazy abundance of dream lovers - as it seemed like every player in the NBA went nuts on Wednesday (especialy every center - even Joakim Noah had a monster night!).  Next, the Judge turns his attention to Thursday's delicious 6 game slate.  We look at Vegas lines and over/unders, as well as games to attack via pace and DvP.  Finally, the Judge gives the people what they demand - the top plays at each position on Thursday.  Do we dare finally fade Westbrook in a slow paced game vs. Memphis?  Will the Charlotte Batum's continue?  Do we trust #wafflehouse Randle to continue his strong play? Does the Judge finally issue a positive ruling in favor of a Zeller!?!  Listen

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Blake Rodgers joins the boys to become a part of the money making tradition of the Waiver Wire. Blake adds his input into who you should be selecting in your DFS lineups and why, and joins in the banter as Tim and James fall back on their love for the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets. Use the Promo Code: WAIVERWIREPOD for up to $600 with our favorite fantasy provider DRAFT!

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