Time for another Wages of Wins “10 minute podcast” (We almost hit 40 minutes) This week Ken and I discuss the Knicks, and the parallels between ESPN and McDonalds
Podcast and Podcasters
- Kenneth Paul Drews (@discipleken) – A nuanced Knicks fan from the Disciples of Clyde Podcast.
- Dre Alvarez(@nerdnumbers) – Stat Head
Landry Fields offer sheet
Landry Fields was offered a three year deal for close to $21 million. Ken thinks it’s too high. I think it’s a bargain. Here’s a breakdown from Larry Coon on how Landry Fields’ contract can work out. Our disagreement on this entirely breaks down to if Fields’ contract was good or not. Here’s a good post on what makes good or bad contracts. Here’s a breakdown of contracts I say to go for:
- Max contract for superstar players
- Rookie contracts (particularly 20-30 in round 1)
- Young players for below value (Fields is here)
How good is Jeremy Lin?
We like Lin around here and a key aspect that Ken likes is that he gets to the line…a lot. Ken also has a few less than kind words for those of you that are hating on Lin, you know who you are!
Tangent: I really don’t like PER. It’s a bad stat. Yes, this gets me riled. Ken makes the nice comparison that ESPN and PER are like McDonalds (which saved his life from a stomach parasite!)
Our current podcast format has been five minutes and structure. With Ken it was more back and forth. It was quite fun. Ken says he’s now psyched about Landry Fields (if New York re-signs him) and he’ll hopefully be using The NBA Geek for his “one number” snapshots of players.