ZML Podcast: 2015-16 NBA Season Preview

Joey Zocco calls Jordan Katz and Ricky Funaro to talk about the upcoming NBA season. They predict who they think will make the playoffs from each conference and give their NBA Finals picks. Continue reading

2015 NBA Playoff Predictions

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The best time of the year is finally here for professional basketball fans: the NBA Playoffs.  This year brings some intriguing first round matchups, but not as many the NBA could have had if they took some of my advice.

This is going to be a great couple months of competitive basketball, and now that I all of the matchups are set its time for me to stop hiding and make some picks. Remember, these playoffs are as much about who’s playing who as any. A 7-game series format ensures the team playing the best come April, May and June usually win. Enjoy!

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The Draft Lottery, and Why the Wheel is the Only Option

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Not enough votes were in favor of a reform to the current draft lottery process at a NBA Board of Governor’s meeting this afternoon. Even though the final vote was in favor of the new lottery system, 17-13, according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe 23 votes were needed for the change to take place.

The new draft lottery system would have brought the odds to get the first overall pick for everyone in the lottery (teams who missed the playoffs) closer together. The worst four teams would have the same odds of getting the No. 1-overall pick (around 11 percent), while the current system gives the team with the worst record a 25 percent chance and the second worst team a 19.9 percent chance.  Continue reading