Long Twos Podcast

By Mike Vorkunov

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Mike Vorkunov covers the Knicks for The Athletic. This podcast talks about the Knicks, the NBA, and wherever else it may turn. Follow him on Twitter @MikeVorkunov

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Episode 11: Jerry Ferrara
00:39:51
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Jerry Ferrara. Jerry is an actor (you probably know him from Entourage or Power), he's also a huge Knicks fan and the head scout for Knicks Gaming. Mike and Jerry talk about the Knicks, if this is the rebuild that works, Jerry's role with Knicks Gaming, the NBA 2K League, his favorite athlete cameos on Entourage, and much more. Follow Jerry on Twitter: twitter.com/jerryferrara
Aug 16, 2018
Episode 10: James Herbert
00:39:50
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: James Herbert. He is a national NBA writer for CBS Sports. Mike and James talk about the national perspective on the Knicks and whether it differs from the local view. Does taking a national view of the Knicks lead to a different opinion about them than following them every day? James goes into detail about the reasons to be skeptical of a Knicks turnaround. Also, they discuss what David Fizdale's impact on the Knicks can be. And Carmelo Anthony-in-Houston talk. Follow James on Twitter: twitter.com/outsidethenba
Aug 07, 2018
Episode 9: Yaron Weitzman
00:36:17
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Yaron Weitzman. He covers the Knicks and the NBA for Bleacher Report. Mike and Yaron talk about the Knicks' summer so far, where they stand for the summer of 2019, and the expectations that have been set. They also talk about their draft class and whether it's too early to call it a success. Plus, much more. Follow Yaron on Twitter: twitter.com/YaronWeitzman
Jul 20, 2018
Episode 8: Luke Kornet
00:32:22
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. Twitter.com/MikeVorkunov This episode's guest: Knicks center Luke Kornet. Mike and Luke talk about his first season in the NBA, getting dunked on, how he developed his game, David Fizdale, Michael Beasley stories, Taylor Swift, and a lot more.
Jun 15, 2018
Episode 7: Elan Vinokurov
00:35:59
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Elan Vinokurov. Elan is the president/owner of EV Hoops and Scout U, and consults on the NBA draft for NBA teams. Mike and Elan dive deep into the Knicks' options at 9, and Elan gives his expert analysis on the prospects who could be available. Who has the highest star potential? Which one does Elan think isn't as good as the hype? He breaks down Trae Young, Wendell Carter Jr., Mikal Bridges, Michael Porter Jr., and others. If you want to learn how to scout and attend Scout U, check it out here: scoutuniv.com Follow Elan on Twitter: twitter.com/ElanVino
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 6: Mike Scotto
00:29:05
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Mike Scotto, Nets and NBA reporter for The Athletic. Mike and Mike talk about what the Knicks could and should do at No. 9 in the NBA Draft. They talk about the Nets' draft plans. And they discuss possible surprises atop the draft, and debate Luka vs. everyone. Follow Mike on Twitter: twitter.com/MikeAScotto
May 30, 2018
Episode 5: Jonathan Wasserman
00:34:47
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Jonathan Wasserman, lead NBA Draft writer for Bleacher Report. Mike and Jonathan talk about the 2018 NBA Draft and who the Knicks may pick at No. 9. They discuss Mikal Bridges, Michael Porter Jr., Trae Young, and their strengths and weaknesses. Does Wendell Carter Jr. make sense paired with Kristaps Porzingis? Who are the players the Knicks should consider with their second-round pick? Follow Jonathan on Twitter: twitter.com/NBADraftWass
May 24, 2018
Episode 4: Yaron Weitzman
00:23:11
Welcome to the Long Twos Podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Yaron Weitzman, NBA writer for Bleacher Report. Mike and Yaron talk about the Knicks new head coach, David Fizdale. What do they think of the hire? How should the Fizdale move be evaluated? Why should it work? Why could it fail? Follow Yaron on Twitter: twitter.com/YaronWeitzman
May 04, 2018
Episode 3: Chris Herring
00:56:10
Welcome to the Long Twos podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Chris Herring, Senior NBA writer for FiveThirtyEight Mike and Chris talk about the Knicks' coaching search, how to bring long-term sustainability and success to the team, and whether Kristaps Porzingis' shot profile is limiting his ceiling. Follow Chris on Twitter: twitter.com/Herring_NBA
Apr 20, 2018
Episode 2: Marcus Thompson
00:45:00
Welcome to the Long Twos podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Marcus Thompson, columnist for The Athletic Bay Area. Mike and Marcus dive deep and talk about Mark Jackson. Marcus was there for all 3 years of Jackson's Warriors tenure, and they talk about why he'd be a good hire for the Knicks and why he'd be a bad one, and dive deep into what the Knicks would get if Jackson was their coach. You can buy Marcus' book "Golden" here: https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Miraculous-Rise-Steph-Curry/dp/1501147838 Follow Marcus on Twitter: twitter.com/ThompsonScribe
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 1: Ian Begley
00:30:06
Welcome to the Long Twos podcast, hosted by Mike Vorkunov. Mike is the Knicks beat reporter for The Athletic. This episode's guest: Ian Begley, Knicks reporter for ESPN. Mike and Ian talk about the Knicks one season into the Scott Perry-Steve Mills regime, Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina's development, whether Trey Burke is for real, and Kyle O'Quinn's bar mitzvah circuit. You can read the O'Quinn story here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21805972/nba-knicks-kyle-oquinn-hit-new-york-bar-mitzvah-scene Follow Ian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IanBegley
Apr 05, 2018