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The Pickaxe Podcast: The NBA Finals, the NBA Draft, and the Euro-Nuggets

A very abbreviated version of The Pickaxe Podcast featuring discussion on the NBA Finals, the NBA Draft, and whether or not the Nuggets should go full Euro.

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One of the reasons that I launched this new Denver Stiffs podcast in the summer, at the end of the Nuggets season and when traffic is generally slowest is because I there would be kinks to work out in the format and production of the show. This episode is exhibit A in the trials and tribulations of a new podcast as I was joined by the Big Stiff, Andrew Feinstein, and had what I considered a PHENOMENAL discussion on the NBA Finals, the 2015-16 NBA season, Lebron's legacy, and of course, our beloved Denver Nuggets.

Sadly, I accidentally unplugged the power source to the equipment about 30 minutes into our discussion and, like the library of Alexandria (sick reference), those 30 minutes are completely lost.

I contemplated throwing this episode out entirely and taking an L but really enjoyed the 18 minutes that survived. So here is a quick listen with some fun stuff including Mike Olson's awesome new podcast intro and outro and the following topics:

2:15 - The evolution of ball movement, switching defense, isolations, and how it may have shifted once again

6:21 - Is the narrative that the NBA is "buddy-buddy" officially dead?

9:00 - How much more pressure will be on the Nuggets next year?

13:00 - Can/Should the Nuggets brand themselves as the international team?

As always, thanks for listening. Please subscribe on itunes and be on the lookout for more episodes after the draft. I also have a bunch of big surprises coming up for this podcast and can barely contain my excitement!  Stay tuned.