• CSG #628: On shaking hands with Jokic, Nuggets bench and Shaq and Kobe

    16 NOV 2023 · Welcome back to the latest Mortcast. On this weeks show: NBA Players not shaking hands after Nuggets losses. Not as big a deal as you think. With Jokic it is more that, by his own choice, he is outside of the NBA clique. The Nuggets bench. Well ... Julian Pickett likely isn't the answer but he did play better than Colin Gillespie on defense. The Nuggets are in survival mode unti Jamal gets back due to the Nuggets bench youth. Kobe vs Shaq: Secret Base just put out a great three part series on their relationship. I suggest everyone check it out. Jeff talks about how he saw himself in Kobe and how that gave him an existential crisis. Enjoy the show!
    29 min. 41 sec.
  • Jon Ekstrom on the state of the Nuggets, 90's NBA, And 1 Mix tape and bad reality shows

    8 NOV 2023 · Jon Ekstrom of the Jon of All Trades podcast and producer of Vic Lombardi's Denver joins Jeff to talk about all things Nuggets and 1990's basketball. Honestly it would be hard to categorize this conversation other than to say welcome to a wacky and entertaining conversation from two like minded people who eventually end up chatting about And 1 mixtape. A fun and funny conversation Enjoy the show!
    1 h 3 min. 54 sec.
  • CSG #627: Early Nuggets season thoughts and the 'Tim Duncan Principle'

    4 NOV 2023 · Jeff Gives his brief thoughts on the Nuggets early season. Remember foks, there's no point in heavily analyzing the NBA season until you get at least 10-12 games into the season. Not enough time for true trends to develop but Jeff likes what he sees so far from the team In the second half Jeff talks about how the player makes the coach in what he likes to call the 'Tim Duncan Principle' Enjoy the show!
    28 min. 53 sec.
  • CSG #626: A 'conversation' about the most competitive opening night loss in history

    25 OTT 2023 · Nuggets prevailed over the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night! Nuggets got their rings! First Half: Jeff goes over the Nuggets performance from individual players from Nikola Jokic to Michael Porter Jr. Talks about how similar the Nuggets looked to when we last saw them in the NBA Finals and how MPJ's not an 'option' but a wild card special ingredient. Second Half: Jeff talks about how same the Lakers looked to when the Nuggets last played them, despite their new additions. How AD is supposed to be special and just hasn't been and how Lebron is old and people need to accept it. Also Jeff talks about Lakers organizational view of the Nuggets ... how they think they should always beet the Nuggts and are struggling to come to terms with just how good the Nuggets are. Enjoy the show!
    32 min. 39 sec.
  • Tim Miller on the Bucks fit, Calvin Booth's interview and the young Nuggets

    20 OTT 2023 · Tim Miller from The Bulwark was good enough to join Jeff again to talk about your Denver Nuggets as well as news and notes. 1. First Jeff gives his brief thoughts about Andre Iguodala's retirement. Then Jeff asks what Tim thinks of the Lillard deal and if he believes it will improve the Bucks chances against the Denver Nuggets 2. Calvin Booths adventurous week. What about The Ringer interview and the comment about MPJ. Jeff talks about eliminating the GM "I'm and Genius" tour that every GM goes on. 3. NBA Business talk. 4. Jeff and Tim go over the Nuggets philosophy (relating to the Booth interview) and debate if it is the right approach. Jeff compliments Julian Strawther and other young players and Tim talks about what he sees they can contribute this year. Enjoy the show! Thanks to Tim as always.
    59 min. 25 sec.
  • CSG #625: News and Notes - On load management crackdown and how it is hard to eliminate homophobia in sports leagues

    14 OTT 2023 · News and notes edition of the latest Mortcast. This week: The history of NBA load management: How Gregg Popovich's annoyance at the NBA for scheduling a back to back national tv game led to a decade of increasing load management by analytics driven portions of NBA locker rooms. How resting an old Tim Duncan spiraled into perpetual resting of players. Homophobia in Sports: I try to explain why homophobia is so hard to eradicate in sports. From the male ego to the assumption your friend has been lying to you ... locker room culture when it comes to having a gay teammate is complex and multi-facited. Can it be changed? Jeff talks about his experiences. Enjoy the show!
    34 min. 29 sec.
  • CSG #624: News and Notes - Nuggets camp, AD at Center and the incentives of the Draft

    8 OTT 2023 · News and Notes edition of the Mortcast for all you news and notes sluts out there! On today's edition Nuggets camp: Not much to go over as this has been a pretty news free training camp for the Nuggets Anthony Davis hates playing his best position: AD had a quote about what Lakers camp has been like ... Jeff talks about how AD might be a player who hates the postition he's best at more than any player he's seen The negative incentive for the drafts and how it doesn't change bad organizations: Jeff talks about Ryen Russillo's podcast talking about great players getting drafted by terrible organizations. Should the negative incentive structure be changed? Enjoy the show!
    29 min. 6 sec.
  • CSG #623: Nuggets are trying sustainability (aka Two Timelines)

    3 OTT 2023 · The buzz word of the day coming from Nuggets Governor and President Josh Kroenke and VP Calvin Booth was "sustainability". On the latest Mortcast Jeff talks about how precarious that leaves the Nuggets chances of repeating this season and how the "two timelines" thing doesn't sit well with ambitions for a repeat. Enjoy the show!
    28 min. 8 sec.
  • CSG #622: The Lillard trade to the Bucks, Nurkic and the travails of Masai Ujiri

    28 SET 2023 · On the latest Mortcast, Jeff talks about the just-completed Damian Lillard trade to the Milwaukee Bucks. What does that mean for all the teams involved? Jeff talks about how Jrue Holliday might somehow net more assets for the Blazers than Lillard did. How Nurkic won't help the Suns the way they think he will. And how Masai Ujiri needs to take an L once in awhile to loosen up opportunities for the Toronto Raptors. Enjoy the show!
    28 min. 21 sec.
  • CSG #621: News and Notes On Lillard, Jokic and ESPN

    23 SET 2023 · News and Notes edition of CSG! Jeff is going to try to do this every Saturday. Lets see if he sticks to it. This week: Damian Lillard rumors: Will Masai Ujiri gamble on another player who doesn't want to play for his team? Jokic: How long will Jokic play? Will he retire in his prime? If so ... will the Nuggets show more urgency to repeat. ESPN: How the rumors on the looming NBA media deal affect ESPN. Between NBC, Streaming and terrestrial new channels maybe diversification will be the thing that leads the NBA to cover it's own league a bit better? Enjoy the show!
    30 min. 5 sec.

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