Since we missed Tuesday and have lots to talk about, we've got two episodes for your Wednesday hoops consumption. In the first episode, Matt Moore joins me to talk about the latest trade rumors for the Houston Rockets and Omer Asik. Should you believe anything right now? Why would the Boston Celtics want to get involved with the Asik trade rumors? What is their plan? Are they trying to mirror the "stay competitive, acquire assets, make a big splash" retooling plan of the Rockets?
In the second episode, Ethan Sherwood Strauss joins me to discuss the Western Conference and the newly reformed Golden State Warriors. Has the return of Andre Iguodala fixed their issues and buoyed David Lee's impact or do they still have bench issues to work out before we feel great about them? And where does that put them in the title contender hierarchy of the West? Is anybody ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder? Should the San Antonio Spurs be a lock for the second spot? Do we have any idea of what to do with the Portland Trail Blazers in the playoffs?
We discuss all of this, plus the Knicks at the end of games, the youth and balance of the Thunder, and preview tonight's games.
You can follow Ethan Sherwood Strauss on Twitter at @sherwoodstrauss.