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Pick and Pod: January 22nd - A Tale of Two Cities

Guest Tom Lorenzo of NetsDaily talks Dray Live, defense, nicknames

Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) of Nets Daily joined the first episode of the Pick and Pod to discuss the Nets' win over the Magic Tuesday, improved defense, and the coaching improvements of Jason Kidd. Plus, Kenny Ducey, Matt Rosenfeld, and Kevin Kelly discuss if Tim Hardaway Jr's defense is keeping him off the floor, and if Kevin Durant is MVP.

Jim Cavan Breaks Down Knicks' Recent Success

What's Up with Andrea Bargnani's improved defense?

Seeking an additional opinion on the Knicks' recent hot streak, I called up the pragmatic Jim Cavan (@JPCavan) of Knicker Blogger (ESPN's Truehoop Network) and Bleacher Report to discuss Andrea Bargnani's improved defensive numbers, Raymond Felton's mystique, and Carmelo Anthony's spike in assists. Take a listen.

Big Issues: How Mike Woodson's Lineup Choices Have Killed the Knicks

"Big" lineup is nothing but trouble

Last season, the Knicks ran Pablo Prigioni and Raymond Felton out as their starting point guards in the playoffs. The reason? Because it was in that two-PG lineup, along with Iman Shumpert, that the Knicks found success running the floor and shooting threes.

Reasonable Passion or Jail-Worthy Stupidity?

Fans can forget that professional athletes are only human

The Simpsons provided a hilarious example of fan treatment of athletes in the classic episode “Homer at the Bat.” Bart and Lisa are taunting Darryl Strawberry when Marge says to them, “Kids, that’s not very nice.” Lisa responds by saying “Mom, they’re professional athletes! They’re used to this. It rolls right off their back.” It then cuts to Strawberry on the field, wiping away a lone tear.

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