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Small Ball Market
28 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
EMERGENCY BLAZERS POD: Instant reactions to Damian Lillard's series-clinching three over Oklahoma City
In a quick emergency episode of Small Ball Market, we give our instant reactions to the Blazers advancing to the second round off of a CRAZY buzzer beater from Damian Lillard. We talk about where this moment and team stand in the history of the franchise, where Lillard's legacy stands within the franchise, and also where the Oklahoma City Thunder go from here after three straight first round exits. We're all running on adrenaline for this one, so you know it'll be fun.
51 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
Episode 15: Playoff first impressions, POR vs OKC, DEN vs SAS, Series projections, more
In the first playoff edition of Small Ball Market, Zach, Wyatt and Cody talk about the Blazers snapping their 10-game playoff losing streak in a fun Game 1 performance. The three also give impressions from the Game 1 upsets of the weekend with San Antonio over Denver, Orlando over Toronto and Brooklyn over Philadelphia. The episode closes with a final roundtable prediction for each series.
64 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
Episode 14: All Star Weekend review, season predictions, Enes Kanter to Portland, More
In a special All Star Weekend edition of Small Ball Market, we give our takes on the events that took place in Charlotte in chronological order (0:35). We go on a lot of tangents during this time, talking about years past, and other things that the events may indicate. In Blazers corner, we talk about the signing of Enes Kanter and the improvement of Portland's bench (44:40). For once, we're all pretty happy this week, so this is a fun one!
65 minutes | Feb 13, 2019
Episode 13: Anthony Davis, Trade Deadline Talk, Oregon Trail Blazers? More
It's a special trade deadline edition of Small Ball Market! We talk about the trade that did not happen with Anthony Davis, and where the Pelicans go from here (:50). We also give an extended talk on the top teams in the East and how much they improved at the deadline (16:20). In Blazers Corner, we talk about the (not) big moves that Portland made at the trade deadline, and we talk about a local politician's proposal regarding the franchise (37:50).
60 minutes | Jan 17, 2019
Episode 12: Midseason Awards, All Star Voting, more
Small Ball Market is back and better than ever! This week, Zach, Wyatt and Cody give out their midseason awards to some of the most standout players in the NBA this season. Of course, it wouldn't be SBM without a lot of random tangents to go on. Later, they talk about the "popularity contest" that is All Star selection. It's a straightforward episode, but a good one!
53 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
Episode 11: The surprise teams of the West, Luka Doncic, the struggling Blazers
The Blazers aren't very good right now, but Small Ball Market is still great! In this episode, we talk about the emergence of both the Clippers (2:15) and the Grizzlies (14:20). Later, we talk about Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (25:30), and we end the episode talking about the biggest issues that the Blazers currently have, and what they can do to fix it (33:50).
61 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Episode 10: Jimmy to the 76ers, Melo out of Houston, Washington's struggles, more
The Jimmy Butler saga is over! We start off the the latest edition of SBM discussing Butler's trade to the Philadelphia 76ers and where the Timberwolves go from here (1:40). We also discuss Carmelo Anthony's time in Houston coming to an end (16:15). The struggles of the incredibly dysfunctional Washington Wizards are also brought up (26:20). We also take a deep dive into Portland's bench during Blazers' corner and how that has led to the hot start (38:25). Finally, Wyatt gives us a lukewarm take about a Chicago Bull (54:10)
58 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
Episode 9: Derrick Rose, Sacramento, DeMar DeRozan, Trae Young vs. Lonzo, more
In another edition of Small Ball Market, we talk about Derrick Rose's 50-point game and what role he may have on the team going forward (1:00), the three of us also do a roundtable discussion of which teams have impressed us the most so far (14:45). Later, we talk about the Blazers' hot start and the improved bench (32:10). Finally, Wyatt gives us his lukewarm take of the week (49:20).
59 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
Episode 8: Spit-Gate, Kemba Walker, Pelicans' Hot Start, More
In a jam-packed episode of SBM, Cody, Wyatt and Zach open the show with a deep dive into Spit-Gate (1:10), including how they feel about the incident, and whether the suspensions were harsh enough. They also talk about some of the players and teams who have impressed so far, including Kemba Walker (13:10), the New Orleans Pelicans (19:50) and Trae Young (24:40). In Blazers' Corner, they talk about Portland's first two games of the season and wonder who can emerge as another scorer for the team (35:05). Finally, we end the show with another edition of Wyatt's Lukewarm Takes, and he may even have a bonus take for us this time around (46:35). We're overjoyed to have the NBA back in full swing, and we have a lot to talk about!
51 minutes | Oct 18, 2018
Episode 7: NBA Tip-Off, Paul Allen, more
The NBA is back! In this tip-off edition of SBM, we discuss our thoughts on both Celtics-76ers (1:00) and Thunder-Warriors (13:30). We go into a bit of a deep dive on what role Steven Adams should play on OKC this season (23:50). Finally, we conclude the show by talking about the passing of Blazers' owner Paul Allen and the legacy he leaves on the Pacific Northwest.
53 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Episode 6: Jimmy Butler (again?), NBA Preseason, Kyrie's Round Earth, More
In the latest edition of Small Ball Market, Cody, Wyatt and Zach discuss the craziness of Jimmy Butler saga up until this point and where each one wants the star to end up (1:20). Afterwards, Wyatt and Cody break down what they saw in Portland's first preseason game (21:10). Things get a little weird later when the three discuss Kyrie's admission that the world is actually round (36:30), and Wyatt gives us his lukewarm take of the week (40:15).
50 minutes | Sep 19, 2018
Episode 5: Jimmy Butler trade rumors, Wade's last year, more
In this edition of SBM, Zach, Wyatt and Cody discuss trade rumors involving Minnesota's All-Star Jimmy Butler (1:25), along with Dwyane Wade announcing that he will retire at the end of the 2019 season (15:50). Later, we debate which NBA player is most likely to pull a Vontae Davis and retire at halftime this upcoming season (28:30) and Wyatt gives us his lukewarm take of the week (42:20)
56 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
Episode 4: NBA Rule Changes, Manu Ginobili HOF Chances, More
In the latest edition of SBM, Zach, Wyatt and Cody discuss recent NBA rule changes (0:40), marijuana's future in the NBA (15:45) and Manu Ginobili's HOF chances (27:10). Later, they discuss potential trade for the Blazers (36:00), and Wyatt gives this week's lukewarm take (46:35).
75 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
Episode 3: Western Conference Over/Unders
In this episode of Small Ball Market, Cody, Wyatt and Zach continue their roundtable discussion of the Westgate over/unders, this time turning their attention to the Western Conference. This brings up several extra discussions, including Devin Bookers All Star chances (4:30), the playoff projections that leave out the Blazers (22:10), and Isaiah Thomas' comments about Cleveland (47:41). Later, Zach compares the Lakers Meme Team to a certain gauntlet belonging to a Mad Titan (55:42) . . . We go a little off the rails on this podcast, but we have a hoops conversation that is authentic to our everyday discussions. We're trying, Jennifer!
68 minutes | Aug 15, 2018
Episode 2: Eastern Conference Over/Unders
In this episode of Small Ball Market, Zach, Wyatt and Cody do a roundtable discussion of the Eastern Conference over/unders. During this, the three discuss how the Cleveland Cavaliers move on from LeBron James (12:25), the Washington Wizards potential chemistry issues (39:25), whether Kawhi Leonard will buy into his season with the Toronto Raptors (57:10), and much more.
52 minutes | Aug 9, 2018
Episode 1: Small market teams of interest, Neil Olshey, more
In the first episode of Small Ball Market, Cody Cook, Wyatt Regelin and Zach Regelin discuss which small market teams they're most excited for (1:00) and Neil Olshey's decision making as Portland's GM (24:05). Later, Wyatt gives his lukewarm take of the week (42:20).
2 minutes | Aug 6, 2018
Zach Regelin, Wyatt Regelin, and Cody Cook explain what Small Ball Market is all about, and what listeners can expect to hear from week to week.
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