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PBT Podcast: Celtics, Clippers, Suns, Lakers, All-Star reserves, and a chat with Chauncey Billups

Jan 25, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I sit down to discuss the Thursday night TNT matchups, where the Knicks took care of the Celtics, and the Suns surprised a Clippers team playing without Chris Paul.

We wonder what the issues are with Boston’s offense, and whether or not they have the assets to make a trade at the deadline if they have the desire to upgrade from a talent standpoint. We then look at the Clippers, and whether or not Vinny Del Negro will be able to get DeAndre Jordan more involved in time for the postseason.

In Phoenix, the Suns are 2-0 under new head coach Lindsey Hunter, but we wonder how long that can continue given the team’s problems offensively.

We take a look at the All-Star reserves, and which players may have been the most deserving who ultimately were left off the rosters.

All that, plus a brief chat with Chauncey Billups, who was disappointed that his teammate Jamal Crawford was left off of the All-Star team in the West. And finally, no podcast would be complete without dissecting the latest drama surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers.

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  1. bballhistorian - Jan 25, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Boston misses Ray Allen more than Ray Allen misses Boston. Period.

    Clippers are my pick to win the west, but Im not sold on Del Negro. When CP3 is in there, their “last-min” game time plays are always “give the ball to CP3 and get the hell out of the way”. They have to set something up something better.

    Lakers should make a trade (I would trade D Howard, but Lakers wont do it). Lakers are hell-bent in keeping D’Antoni, so one has to go in order for his system to work. Plus, STEVE NASH is not the point guard that will give your team a ring. Even if they had Phil as coach, do you see Nash beating the likes of a Chris Paul or Russell Westbrook, or even a Tony Parker in the finals??? He’s also a major defensive liability. Woj’s article a few days back hit in right on head on this one.

    Jamal Crawford is an all-star, this year, but an “established one” in people’s mind. Same with Steph Curry. That’s why they didnt’ get in. But if they repeat their same stats/impact next year, then they will get in.

    • bballhistorian - Jan 25, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Revise from above:

      Jamal Crawford is an all-star, this year, but NOT an “established one” in people’s mind. Same with Steph Curry. That’s why they didnt’ get in. But if they repeat their same stats/impact next year, then they will get in.

  2. pensfan603 - Jan 26, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Ill start watchying once they stop talking about the all star game

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