Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #4: Central Division Preview

April 12, 2014: Atlanta Hawks Guard Jeff Teague (0) [2069] drives into the lane for the two points despite the attention of Miami Heat Guard Dwyane Wade (3) [903] during the NBA regular season match up between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks. The Atlanta Hawks won the game 98-85 and clinched their spot in the NBA playoffs. (Photo by Andrew Snook/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)

Welcome to the fourth episode of Coast 2 Coast, the brand new basketball podcast right here at Last Word On Pro Basketball. As always, LWOPB is committed to bringing you the very best in basketball news, analysis, and commentary. In putting together this NBA podcast, we continue to stay committed to our high standards. Enjoy the show.

Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #4: Central Division Preview

The constant roster turnover of the NBA seeped into the Central Division this past season and off-season, as a number of new faces are expected to take the offensive reins. From Dwyane Wade to Tobias Harris to Jeff Teague, there are new leaders in the locker room for some already successful teams in the division. The Cleveland Cavaliers may not have a road to the division title as easy as the ones they’ve had in the past two years.

Like last week’s Atlantic Division preview, Austin and Dante begin with the central theme of the division. This week, they examine the future of the league’s positions, with the Milwaukee Bucks leading the charge as a position-less team. Following a discussion of other teams’ structures, the two answer five different questions that were also in the last preview. These questions include: “Which team’s re-construction will work better – the Indiana Pacers or the Chicago Bulls?” and “Who was the best draft pick in this year’s class?” They wrap up the preview with a discussion of standings predictions and of the different power dynamics throughout the division.

Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #4: Central Division Preview

Austin Cracraft and Dante Guarneri discuss everything from the wide world of the NBA, whether it be the latest update from a banana boat or a rookie screwing up on his Snapchat.

Read a full written Central Division preview here.

Follow the show on Twitter @Coast2CoastPod.

Austin is a staff writer and podcast host/producer at Last Word On pro Basketball. He is currently attending the University of Oregon and enjoys watching, talking, and playing sports. He is a big Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks fan.

Dante studies financial economics at Columbia University. For every statistic and analytic undertaking, he hopes to shed humorous light on the everyday parity of the sports world. A life-long sports fan, he’s been blessed with championships from the New York Yankees and New York Giants, but cursed by the turbulent history of the Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets.



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