Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #12: Westbrook vs. Oscar, Boogie/Wall, and More

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February 1, 2016 Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Russell Westbrook (0) bringing the ball up court versus the Washington Wizards at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the twelfth episode of Coast 2 Coast, the NBA 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 podcast, we continue to stay committed to our high standards. Enjoy the show.

In this episode, Austin and Dante consider some of the major storylines from the first quarter of the NBA season. They talk about the implications of Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double on ‘only’ an above average team, and how he compares to Oscar Robertson. Later, the two discuss rising and falling teams, especially around the dominant Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Following that conversation, they talk about the teams racing towards the bottom for the number one draft pick with the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers. They also talk about the Mike Conley injury and what it means for the Memphis Grizzlies. They finish this week’s pod by running through some of the impressive rookies, with an extended conversation about the ever-interesting Joel Embiid.

Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #12

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.

Follow the show on Twitter @Coast2CoastPod.

Austin is a Staff Writer and Podcast Host/Producer at Last Word On Sports. He is currently attending the University of Oregon and enjoys watching, talking about, 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.

 

Main Photo:

February 1, 2016 Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Russell Westbrook (0) bringing the ball up court versus the Washington Wizards. Taken at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

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