Eye on Basketball Podcast: Rivalry, impact, and Hawks offseason

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

I'm joined by Matt Moore today to discuss a lot of tangential topics. The rivalry between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets was recently something the league asked the two teams to cool down. Is that really what we want to see from this situation? Shouldn't the league be trying to play it up to drum up more interest in a little good natured ribbing? Is Mikhail Prokhorov playing the heel perfectly when it comes to jabbing at the Knicks? Then we get into the idea of Chris Paul running the players union and wonder how it will play out in the next lockout when he butts heads with Adam Silver.

The Atlanta Hawks had a great offseason as Danny Ferry executes his second offseason since taking over the direction of the team. Is there much not to like when it comes to the Hawks' plan the last two years? Is Paul Millsap an upgrade over Josh Smith? Is Al Horford forgotten too much by fans? Is he really as awesome as we think he is? And how can Jeff Teague make the leap into the elite level of point guards in the NBA?

We discuss all of that plus, advanced stats, Dion Waiters vs. Bradley Beal, and the first seven minutes of the podcast are about Miley Cyrus.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com, or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod, and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you should like us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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