Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:33 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2012 5:45 pm

Podcast: Kevin Harlan on Wolves and March Madness

Kevin Harlan of CBS Sports and TNT discusses the Timberwolves' resurgence. (Getty Images)

By Matt Moore

Kevin Harlan is a staple of NBA life for fans. He's been calling NBA games for 23 years. So his perspective on ridiculous condensed season is pretty insightful given how connected he is to the league and its players. So we talked to him on the CBSSports.com NBA podcast. We also touch on the Timberwolves who he was play-by-play for for many years, and about Kevin Love being "the best power forward in the NBA" in Harlan's eyes, and we look forward to March Madness, which you can see on CBS and the Turner Sports family of networks this month. 

You can download the podcast here, and it's available on iTunes as well, so be sure to subscribe. Click here to pop out the podcastinto its own window and continue surfing the information superhighway.  

Posted on: January 27, 2012 2:53 pm

NBA Podcast: Where Howard stands with the Magic

Posted by EOB

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Matt Moore and Ken Berger go over Kevin Love's extension, where Dwight Howard stands with the Magic and the huge game Sunday between Chicago and Miami.
Posted on: October 24, 2011 4:05 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 4:48 pm

NBA Podcast: A question of good faith

Posted by EOB

With the NBA negotiations currently sitting at the bottom of ocean, slowly filling with water as the souls of a million fans are silenced (it's a happy-go-lucky day here at EOB, why do you ask), the attention is soon to turn to the courts. Both the NBA and NBPA filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the other side had failed to negotiate in good faith. ESPN reported on Saturday the NRLB is ready to rule on the players' complaint. The ramifications of both complaints are widespread, but what does all this mean? 

National labor relations expert Jay Krupin of EpsteinBeckerGreen joins Matt Moore to discuss the NBA lockout and how the complaints to the NLRB from both the NBA and NBPA could affect the outcome. Can the players force the owners off the hard line through the courts?

Category: NBA
Posted on: December 1, 2010 11:26 pm

Fantasy podcastin': Time to worry about LeBron?

In this edition of the CBS Sports fantasy basketball podcast, the guys look at the most added, most dropped and most traded players in CBSSports.com leagues. Also, it's time to ask the question: Should you starting worrying about LeBron James and Dwyane Wade yet? And is Manu Ginobili a sell-high candidate?

Those topics get covered and more. Email us at dmfantasyhoops@cbs.com.

Posted on: October 15, 2010 5:42 pm
Edited on: October 15, 2010 5:50 pm

NBA F&R Podcast: Basketball Prospectus

Kevin Pelton and Bradford Doolittle of Basketball Prospectus join F&R Blogger Matt Moore to discuss the role of metrics in the NBA, team building, and exactly how much the Raptors are going to suck.
Posted by Matt Moore

Forget your preview magazines. Throw out your basic box score season averages. And get rid of your basic look at the NBA. If you want to really get inside the numbers of the 2010-2011 season, you need the Basketball Prospectus. Basketball Prospectus is a site that melds traditional basketball commentary with advanced statistical analysis. Each year, they publish the basketball alternative to the well-known Baseball Prospectus, which provides not only a detailed look at each team and player in the league, but projections based off of an articulate measure called SCHOENE. The authors of the 2010-2011 edition (available for downloadable purchase or at Amazon.com ), Kevin Pelton and Bradford Doolittle, joined me for CBSSports.com's NBA Facts and Rumors podcast's inaugural run. We discuss the direction of advanced metrics in the NBA, the role of stats in team building, the Raptors, and what the numbers say about the Heat, of course.

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