Taking Charge with Cranjis McBasketball
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Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball dive deep into the data and analytics to provide detailed and contextualized analysis of the Los Angeles Lakers, and sometimes the broader NBA.
||CleanEp. 33 -- WE BACK||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball talk about the BBall-Index.com, the new-look Lakers and what their expectations are for the team in 2018-2019, how the team's talent grades out, if should Luke Walton be fired, and take mailbag questions. Rate, review, and subscribe!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 32 - G-League Review + Debunking Scheme Myths||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball discuss how Thomas Bryant, Alex Caruso, and Ivica Zubac have played in the G-League this year, if they will be on the team next year, and then dive into common misconceptions regarding scheme and team strategy. Please rate, review, and subscribe!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 31 - Lonzo and Kuzma's Defense, Mailbag + Thoughts on KD & Blog Boys||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball discuss Lonzo's excellent defense, how the analytics back up his impact, how Kyle Kuzma's defense has improved as of late, and if the Lakers will bring back Julius Randle. Later, they take questions from Twitter and Reddit and discuss KD's recent comments on the BS Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 30 - Summer Goals, Win Shares + Mailbag||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball discuss what some of the Lakers players should work on during the Summer, Cranjis breaks down a play and then discuss how Win Shares is calculated and how to view it as a metric. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 29 - Previewing the Draft with Mike Garcia (@CanyonDriver)||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball are joined by good friend of the show Mike Garcia (@CanyonDriver) to discuss his process in evaluating college talent, how the Lakers have developed since being drafted, and who they should be targeting with their picks.Please rate, review, and subscribe!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 28 - Old Takes, Pre-ASG Laker Awards and Stats with Ghost Cranjis AKA @Notinmyfoxhole||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball go over some old @TCPod takes, then discuss the Lakers pre-ASG stats and awards with Ghost Cranjis AKA @Notinmyfoxhole AKA Dr. Shrimp Puerto Rico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27 - Big Lakers Trade, How Does Isaiah Fit + Discussing Point Ingram||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball discuss the big Lakers-Cavs trade involving Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, plus how will Isaiah Thomas fit both short-term and long-term, and how Brandon Ingram's extended run at point might soon be over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26 - Talking Analytics with Jacob Goldstein from Nylon Calculus||Jacob Goldstein (@JacobEGoldstein) joins Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball to discuss some of the spreadsheets and tools Jacob has created like Teammate On/Off Impact, Player Impact Plus-Minus, Stretch Rating, and more. Then, Jacob and Cranjis discuss the process of creating a new stat, tool, or spreadsheet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25 - OKC Preview with David Brandon from Daily Thunder + Magic & Nets Preview||David Brandon (@birdrightsNBA) joins Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball to discuss the Roberson injury's impact on OKC, what to expect from the Laker games, and whether or not Paul George is on his way to LA. Then, Tom and Cranjis discuss how the Lakers will fare in their matchups with Orlando and Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24 - Kuzma Kills the Celtics with guest Daman Rangoola||Daman Rangoola (@damanr) joins Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball to discuss the Laker victory over the Celtics, Jordan Clarkson's recent resurgence, measuring the ceiling on a young team, and then we take Twitter questions for Daman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23 - Celtics, Bulls, Raptors Preview||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1m_NBA) discuss the Lakers week of games and talk about each matchup in depth. Please rate, review, and subscribe!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22 - Nigel Hayes, Terrible Free Throws, + News on the Trade Block||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) discuss the Lakers signing Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract, what it means that the Lakers have been so bad from the Free Throw line, and talk about the updated trade market with Kemba Walker and George Hill becoming available. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Thunder/Pacers Preview + Gary Payton II Film/Data Review||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) preview the matchups with the Thunder and Pacers, and dive deep into the Lakers signing Gary Payton II to a Two-Way contract. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20 - Grading Luke Walton||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball discuss how the Lakers looked without Lonzo, how Lonzo has improved, and grade Luke Walton in the various areas of coaching. Please rate, review and subscribe!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19 - Rockets Review, Revisiting old TC takes (Lonzo's D, Ian Clark, Kuzma's Shooting, De'Aaron Fox) + Twitter Mailbag||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) discuss the surprising victory over the Houston Rockets, and return to update listeners on a few old #TCPod takes, including Lonzo Ball's defense, Tim's swooning over Ian Clark, Kyle Kuzma's shooting, and De'Aaron Fox, plus take questions from fans on Twitter.Please rate, review, and subscribe to the Taking Charge Podcast and follow the new pod account @TCPodLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18 - Cavs/Warriors Review, Rockets/Warriors Preview + More||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) catch up on the Cavs/Warriors matchups and discuss how the Lakers matchup against the Rockets and Warriors in a weekly preview pod. Please rate, subscribe, and review the Taking Charge Podcast!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17 - Blazers @ Lakers Preview with Dan Marang||Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) is joined by Dan Marang (@DMarang) from NBC Sports Northwest and host of the Blazer's Edge to dive deep into the unpredictable play from the Portland Trail Blazers, get Dan's thoughts on Lonzo Ball, and discuss how Lakers-Blazers will feature lots and lots of C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16 - Lakers Star Wars, Trade Ideas, Breaking Down Box Plus-Minus (BPM) + Twitter Mailbag||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) discuss Lakers/Star Wars comps, float a few trade ideas for the Lakers and discuss how/why trades might not happen the way we want them to, discuss the Box Plus-Minus advanced metric, and take questions from fans on TwitterPlease subscribe, rate, and review the Taking Charge Podcast (@TCPod)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15 - Lakers @ Cavs Preview with Mike Zavagno from FearTheSword||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) are joined by the host of the Cavalytics Podcast, Mike Zavagno (@MZavagno11), to discuss the Lakers-Cavs matchup on Thursday, how the Lakers and Cavs matchup, and LeBron's impressive shooting. Then, Tim and Tom discuss the Lakers against the Knicks on Tuesday.Please rate, review, and subscribe!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14 -Big Win vs. Philly, Lakers' Transition Woes, Julius Randle's improved play + Twitter Mailbag||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) breakdown the Lakers gritty win against Philadelphia, discuss their awful transition efficiency, how Julius Randle has improved this year, and take Twitter questions from fans.Please Rate, Review and Subscribe to the Taking Charge Podcast. Leave a 5-star review and send us a picture of it to enter into Taking Charge's NBA2K18 MyLeague, where you can play against Tim and Tom in 2K and draft your own team!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13 - Lakers @. 76ers Preview with Eric Sidewater from SixerScience, Lakers @ Hornets Preview||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) are joined by Eric Sidewater (@SixerScience) to preview the Lakers-Sixers game on Thursday, discuss the first matchup on Nov. 15th, and then Tim and Tom discuss how the Lakers can beat the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 - LAL vs. GSW, Reviewing Luke Walton + Twitter Mailbag||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) discuss the Lakers valiant effort against the defending champions, talk about Luke Walton's tumultuous week, why the Hack-A-Simmons strategy has any statistical merit, and take Twitter questions from fans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11 - Growing Sample Sizes||Cranjis McBasketball and Tom Zayas discuss how you can start to trust the sample size for the season, Lonzo Ball's struggles as of late, how the Lakers' scheme is 5 weeks into the season, and an interesting way to get rid of Luol Deng's contract.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10 - On the L.A. Lakers with Coach Dave DuFour||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1M_NBA) are joined by Coach Dave DuFour (@DaveDuFourNBA) to get an outsider's perspective on Lonzo and Ingram's struggles, what to expect from rookies on bad teams, and take questions from Twitter||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9 - The Lakers are BACK||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1m_NBA) discuss the Lakers' opening games, how the lineup has performed, and how it should change going forward.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 8 - Taking Charge is BACK||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1m_NBA) come back to discuss Lakers' preseason, who should start, how the Lakers' scheme has looked, and much more.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7 - Designing Laker Plays for 2017||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) and Cranjis McBasketball (@T1m_NBA) discuss how the Lakers can improve their playbook, and if they don't, what kind of actions and plays to expect from the 2017 roster.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6 - Diagnosing Poor Lakers Processes & Twitter Mailbag||Tom Zayas (@CreatveDestroyr) & Cranjis McBasketball (@T1m_NBA) discuss the issues with the Lakers' hiring practices and business processes, how the Tyler Ennis signing is a great thing for the Lakers, and take some questions from fans on Twitter. -||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5 - Bye-rie Irving, Derrick Rose, & How the Lakers Can Maximize Julius Randle||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball talk discuss Kyrie's trade request, why Derrick Rose doesn't fit in LA, and how the Lakers should utilize Julius Randle next season.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4 - Summer League in Review & KCP Film Study||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball talk Lonzo, Kuzma, and Zubac's performances in the Summer League, plus the differences in the eye test vs. the data with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 - Lakers-Celtics, Top 10 Prospect Review, & Twitter Mailbag||Cranjis and Tom discuss the Lakers-Celtics game, dig into the metrics of the performance of the top 10 players from this year's draft, and take some Twitter questions. - Please rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, thanks y'all!||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 - Summer League Game 1 Reaction, Twitter Mailbag, & Josh Hart Analysis||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball discuss seeing the Lakers-Sixers Summer League game and some of the way too early data from that, take questions from Twitter, and discuss Josh Hart as a prospect.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 - Brook Lopez Data, Lonzo Ball's Rookie Averages + NBA Draft||Tom Zayas and Cranjis McBasketball discuss Brook Lopez' addition to the Lakers, what to expect from Lonzo's averages in the NBA, and take questions from Twitter.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I have to say that Cranjis & Tom knocked it out of the park last season w/this podcast. They haven’t missed a beat in their return this fall. Whether you’re a fan with a budding interest in understanding the game better or a diehard lover of analytics, you will NOT be disappointed here, regardless of your team affiliation (perhaps given the exception of Sac... nevermind).
These guys assign appropriate context and practical understanding of the game of basketball to the data they discuss. I’ve learned something new time and again by just listening.
I couldn’t recommend a podcast any more than this I recommend Taking Charge!
One of the best lakers pods!
Great podcast if you are into analytics. The stats and takes are presented well and thoroughly explained. Also best theme song ever!
OMG Terrible Takes. Gave it a few tries, but the takes seem to be trying to sell L.A. fans of national narratives (you know, the guys who don't bother watching the Lakers play but still think their opinion is informed).
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