This week while Jake is off gallivanting around Hawaii, Josh & Batey run through both the Capela and Kevin Love deals, as well as pick apart the activity of some teams over the off season, asking whether they've shored up their weaknesses from last year.
Part 1 of our complete wrap of the NBA Summer League. Team by team the boys run through strategies for the regular season, player scouting reports, and under the radar choices to keep your eyes out for as we move into training camp. Today, we start in the East!
With free agency beginning to settle down somewhat, the Backdoor Cutters take a look at all the deals from the past week and weigh in on the teams & players who've killed it, as well as who's copped the shit end of the stick.
Free agency is officially underway! LeBron wasted no time in finding a new team either, signing for the Los Angeles Lakers before we could even say, "passmethesauceformyfourandtwenty". This week we have a look into all the deals so far.
In the wake of the 2018 NBA Draft, Jake, Josh & Batey talk their pick and trade grades (Spoiler: Dallas did a good), as well as what's happening in the rumour mill with Kawhi, LeBron and Dwight Howard...?
After dying an agonizing, painful death at the end of the 2017/18 NBA season, the Backdoor Cut boys are REBORN for the 2018/19 draft! Will the Suns take Ayton? Will the Grizzlies trade their pick? Will Batey stop hunting Elk? All will be revealed.
In this, the final Backdoor Cut of the season, Jake, Josh & Batey talk over the NBA Finals series, the impending doom of Cleveland, LeBron's legacy, and all the biggest surprises/disappointments over the course of 2017-18.
What have we learned from the first two games of the finals? Did Chris Paul's injury rob us of a Rockets/Cavs series? What in the world is going on with Bryan Colangelo? And who will be lucky enough to draft Mohamed Bamba? Having succumb to various illnesses, the boys apologize for their collective shit show of a voice.
Is LeBron a human man? The Backdoor boys discuss while offering their sincerest commiserations to the fallen Celtics, and wonder who exactly this basketball deity would have a better chance of beating in the Finals.
Leaving Jake & Josh in his dust, Batey is off again on some sort of crap shooting/elk hunting trip to the jungle. Meanwhile, cold, confused and alone, the duo analyze the importance of ECF Game 4, discuss the futility of the Rockets, and breakdown what exactly the Phoenix Suns should do with the first overall pick.
With the second round of the Playoffs very much in full swing, the boys debunk some of the more worrying trends of the contenders so far. Are Philly too wet behind the ears? Should the Raptors undergo an overhaul? Is Houston's offense too Iso heavy? Can anyone realistically beat the Warriors?
After two straight years of averaging a triple double and first round playoff exit, the boys wonder out loud - Will Russell Westbrook be remembered as the most talented empty stats player of all time? They then take a solemn moment to commemorate our fallen, first round foes before heading into some second round predictions. Put your feet up, it's a big one.
We are proud to present to you, The 2018 Backdoor Cut NBA End Of Season Awards show! Josh, Jake & Batey toiled away for days locked in an underground lair, developing a new, state of the art scoring system for this years awards, all for your unadulterated listening pleasure. They swear their picks weren't overly controversial intentionally.
This is it. The Postseason EXTRAVAGANZA. We've got the playoffs rundown for game one's across the land, we've got analysis (with a sprinkling of opinion), and in Part 2 of this epic, we've got all your awards for the regular season. Buckle up.
This week we recap the big results over the weekend (namely, Ben whipping Lebron), dicuss the Hornets hiring Mitch Kupchak, run through the amazing tale of MarShon Brooks and send our condolences to Omri Casspi. #freebatey
Jake, Josh & Batey decide it's high time someone drafted the 2017 class right, discovering just how deep it was along the way, before delving into the shit fight that is the lower conference playoff pictures.