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Broadcasting from the Capital of the Free World, ZardCast is a weekly podcast revolving around the Washington Wizards. Host CT Schwink and a rotating cast of characters break down the week that was in Wizards basketball, dissecting games, hitting on the big stories, as well as unsuccessfully predicting the future. Of course, the conversation is never completely bound to basketball. Come for the hoops and stay for the discourse, because we're never quite sure where this discussion will go.
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Broadcasting from the Capital of the Free World, ZardCast is a weekly podcast revolving around the Washington Wizards. Host CT Schwink and a rotating cast of characters break down the week that was in Wizards basketball, dissecting games, hitting on the big stories, as well as unsuccessfully predicting the future. Of course, the conversation is never completely bound to basketball. Come for the hoops and stay for the discourse, because we're never quite sure where this discussion will go. 

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Jul 8, 2016
No Seat at the KD Table, Ian Mahinmi Signs, #NicholasAnderson, A Lot of Wallowing

Today on ZardCast, CT, Dave and Duncan discuss the ups and mostly downs of Washington Wizards free agency, including not getting a shot at Kevin Durant, just missing out on Al Horford, settling for plan-D in Ian Mahimni, not knowing who Andrew Nicholson is (#NicholasAnderson), Jason Smith looking like the generic white player in NBA 2K and much more.

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Topics discussed include:

  • The guys are back to talk free agency
  • Big announcement: ZardCast will now be known as GoldCast, covering the guys’ new favorite team the Golden State Warriors
  • What mundane thing were you doing when Kevin Durant announced his decision
  • The Wizards don’t get a meeting with Durant, when did the dream actually die? Was it ever realistic?
  • Washington had a damn good shot at nabbing Al Horford, it hurts that he chose Boston a.k.a. EnTitled Town
  • Reactions to Durant going to Golden State: Dave is pumped to watch, Duncan is disappointed because he believes there will be fewer intriguing NBA games on the schedule this year
  • Ernie Grunfeld had to spend his money on a Plan D, paying $64 million for Ian Mahimni to play backup center
  • Acquiring Mahimni and Jason Smith has fired up Marcin Gortat trade talks. Those will probably loom all the way to the trade deadline
  • Who’s Andrew Nicholson? None of the guys knew at first glance. Duncan is a Sporkle quiz champion and has never heard of Nicholson. Dave plays a lot of NBA 2K and also never heard of him
  • The Utah Jazz trade Trey Burke to the Wizards for a 14-year-old. It’s kind of interesting?
  • Tomas Satoransky also provided some drama with initial reports saying he might not leave Barcelona
  • It’s not a good thing when you’re adding more Orlando Magic players
  • Jason Smith looks like the generic, NBA2K white player
  • The guys take a look at the rest of the Eastern Conference and their big moves in free agency
  • “We’re on a sinking ship talking about how there aren’t sharks in the water”
  • Retiring Alan Anderson and Gary Neal’s sounds, adding an Ian Mahimni drop
  • Dave’s proud of Dwayne Wade for spurning Pat Riley and going to Chicago, dramatically reads Riley’s drunken text
  • Dwight Howard to the Hawks, Dave wants to trade for Paul Millsap
  • Bulls, Knicks, Grizzlies and Mavericks talk
  • Duncan gets 76 seconds to talk about the Philadelphia 76ers, the excitement around Ben Simmons, and finally seeing Joel Embiid play
  • Durant to should be booed every time he comes to D.C.
  • Pop Culture Detour: O.J. Made in America, Pokemon Go
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