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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Zach Harper, Marcus Thompson and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers. Plus, The NBA Daily Ding, a quick recap of the previous night's action.

Episode Date
5 questionable rotation decisions, does a hot start matter? + Denver Nuggets path to contentions
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 5 coaching rotation decisions made this week, if a hot start matters for NBA contenders, and then they bring on Harrison Wind of DNVR to discuss the Nuggets and play some Nuggets trivia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2021
They Have A Math Problem Offensively
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The season has begun, the fellas are having fun, Dave Seth and Mo get together and look back at some of the more interesting games still left on the table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Daily Ding: Curry cooks the Clippers, Heat dominate the Bucks & the latest on Ben Simmons
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Jared Weiss & Rich Hoffman break down the top NBA games and stories from Thursday, October 21st. The guys talk about the latest going on with Ben Simmons, Steph Curry goes off in a win vs the Clippers & the Heat dominate the Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Daily Ding: Knicks Overtime Spectacular
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Andrew Schlecht and Mo Dakhil discuss the Celtics Knicks double OT classic, and then bounce around the NBA on the 2nd night of action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Opening Day Extravaganza Mailbag with Nate Duncan
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Join Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards, David Aldridge, Mo Dakhil, Marcus Thompson and special guest Nate Duncan as they preview the upcoming NBA season and answer your questions Live! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Daily Ding: Nets vs. Bucks, Warriors vs. Lakers, NBA Opening Night
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The NBA Regular Season is back! Jared Weiss and Dave DuFour breakdown the first two games of the season. The Milwaukee Bucks destroyed the Brooklyn Nets 127-104, led by Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's 32 points, 14 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 behind Steph Curry's triple-double. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
NBA Starts Today! Zion's Status, Lakers preseason woes, and does Ayton deserve the max?
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Will Guillory break down opening night, the Pelican's upcoming season, what Zion's status is, Ben Simmons playing soon? and does Deandre Ayton deserve the max? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Daily Ding: "The Intelligence of Anthony Edwards" with Jon Krawczynski
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The Athletic's Minnesota Timberwolves beat reporter Jon Krawczynski to discuss his feature on Anthony Edwards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Tis the Season to Play Basketball!`~~ Commence!
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The Basketball Buds....Zach Harper, Jay King, Dave DuFour, James Edwards III and Jovan Buha. What you say here ....will be used against you on the COURT of POD! Let's go and let's have fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Over Under Locks + Rockets Rebuild
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss who they think are locks for their over or under for the season and then Kelly Iko, Rockets beat writer, discusses the Rockets upcoming season and how their rookies will play this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2021
Awards Predictions! with Ben Taylor
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Ben Taylor of Thinking Basketball stops by to chat with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. Is the MVP Kevin Durant's award to lose? League Parity and the Coach of the Year race Why does everyone love Jordan Poole so much? Can the Bucks repeat? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Daily Ding: "Ben Simmons is in the building" with Rich Hofmann
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Philadelphia 76ers beat writer Rich Hofmann joins Jared Weiss to discuss the latest in the Ben Simmons saga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
90's Knicks, Kyrie Conundrum + Jon Gruden's Crazy Emails with Chris Herring
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson talk to Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring about his new upcoming book "Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the New York Knicks" ... Also the situation with NFL coach Jon Gruden and then Kyrie Irving and the Nets, what's next? (Recorded prior to latest news on Irving) https://theathletic.com/2885561/2021/10/12/kyrie-irving-and-his-vaccine-stance-clarified-why-the-nets-star-has-made-a-decision-that-will-sideline-him/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Daily Ding: Nets Kyrie Irving suspended react with Alex Schiffer
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The Athletic's Brooklyn Nets beat reporter Alex Schiffer and host Jared Weiss provide updates and reaction to Kyrie Irving's suspension. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
West Preview: Contenders, Breakout Players, and Overrated Teams
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Western Conference Preview with Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater Most underrated team Most overrated team How many West teams are contenders? ( AD BREAK ) Best rookie in the West West breakout player Team most likely to make the playoffs that didn’t last season ( AD BREAK ) Team most likely to miss the playoffs that made it last season Which team will have the best record in the conference? Which team will have the worst record in the conference? Pick to win the West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
East Preview: Contenders, Playoff Locks, Play-in teams and the Cellar Dwellers
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil, Rich Hofmann and Jay King (from a wedding in Massachusetts) gather to preview the Eastern Conference. Who's in, who's out? Who might make it, who might miss the cut. Commence, The Order: ORLANDO Magic, INDIANAPOLIS Pacers, TORONTO Raptors, NEW YORK Knicks, DETROIT Pistons, ATLANTA Hawks, CHARLOTTE Hornets, CLEVELAND Cavaliers, BOSTON Celtics (with the Kid), CHICAGO Bulls, PHILADELPHIA 76ers, MIAMI Heat and the MILWAUKEE Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
What NBA Teams will surprise? + Can the Magic get on track?
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss which teams are primed to surprise? Which guards should be targeted in NBA fantasy? and then they bring on Josh Robbins to discuss the Orlando Magic and then do some Magic trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Rookies to Watch
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory discuss rookies they are watching for in the preseason and beyond.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2021
Preseason "Take It Easy" Takeaways with John Hollinger
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In this week's Nerder, John Hollinger joins Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil to talk about some very early preseason takeaways. First up, Ja Morant hunting off the dribble three, the Dallas Mavericks post up game and the Utah Jazz versatility. Jordan Poole and the Warriors. Also, are training camp/preseason takeaways useful at this point? Plus, scheduling preseason games...ugh, Enjoy! Almost ....on the road again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Daily Ding: Pelicans Season Preview
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Andrew Schlecht and Will Guillory preview the Pelicans upcoming season, Zion's health status, who starts and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Pau of Contention: --> GM Survey + Deandre Ayton Playin Around, Philadelphia Standoff, Sleep or Keep? & Farewell Pau
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The Athletic NBA Show Presents - Point of Contention with Marcus Thompson and Jay 'The KID' King. Hosted by Zach Harper | Produced by Jade Hoye Take1: It’s John Schuhmann SZN! Take2: Deandre Aint’in getting the Max? Bad Break... Take 3: Over in Philadelphia the 76ers standoff with player 25 continues. From 76ers reporter Kyle Neubeck “despite assurances through various media members of note, a league source says the financial significance of holding out is starting to take hold in 25's camp.  Tale 4: Dont Sleep… but be a Sleeper! It’s Fantasy Basketball SZN Take 5: Goodbye, Farewell, Adios Pau Gasol! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
The Quiet Calm, Killer Instinct of Steph Curry
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Warriors superstar Steph Curry stops by to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about being a Dad, his preparations, confidence and insecurities heading into any season. Also, staying calm and controlling emotions, Kobe, Shaq and Allen Iverson's comments on his play and the recent dilemma the Warriors had with Andrew Wiggins. Much more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
How an NBA Star gets traded
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Jon Krawczynski joins Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss how Ben Simmons strategy to get traded is working, comparing it to Harden and Butler, and then how the Timberwolves organization is working with a new GM and owner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
October Chatter - Questions surround Ben Simmons, Tapping Pockets + Zion's Exit Strategy? Candy!
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The Basketball Buds are back. Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III return just in time time for the Fall. Happy October! The Season's almost here, and things are settling in...{door closes creeeeeek).... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Lakers Star Power, 5 Preseason Storylines, and 3rd year players needing a big season
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 5 storylines to watch for in the preseason, 2 teams that have 2 3rd year players that need to see improvement, and then they bring on Lakers beat reporter for the Athletic Jovan Buha to discuss the Lakers, Westbrook, LeBron in year 19 and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2021
76ers Simmons Saga with Derek Bodner
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76ers reporter Derek Bodner drops by to talk with Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil about the latest with Ben Simmons and the 76ers situation. Lessons from Jimmy Butler's time in Minnesota. The latest, including Joel Embiid's comments calling Simmon's move disrespectful, and what it means to Philadelphia's chances this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Daily Ding: Nets training camp check in with Alex Schiffer
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The Athletic's Alex Schiffer checks in with Jared Weiss from the Brooklyn Nets training camp in San Diego. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Daily Ding: "Are we sleeping on the Bucks?" with Eric Nehm
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Eric Nehm joins Dave DuFour to check in after Bucks media day with updates on the team's internal outlook on the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Title Bound Nets with Sarah Kustok
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Dateline 9.29.21 -- Hoops Adjacent -- 'ol pal Sarah Kustok drops by to talk with DA and Marcus on the drama unfolding in Brooklyn, NEW YORK and across the land ........Who said what?.... What's to come? ...and all the things that MATTER | Wiggins react | Brad Beal Said what? | & the NETS. ...the Kyrie conundrum, Kevin Durant and that (Achilles), Patty Mills to the Rescue! .... James Harden the LEADER + Covid x Logic Mandate Madness, Also! Steve Nash the Vet! coach...and, of course, so much more...."pssst...when is Sarah gonna coach an NBA team?!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Media Day Buffet
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, (and later Andrew Schlecht) discuss NBA Media Day around the country and how vaccination is impacting the potential for the Warriors and Nets, Kyrie Irvings comments, Zion Williamson's foot injury, the Nuggets locking up MPJ, Kawhi Leonard returning this season?, Caris LeVert's back injury, and Jason Kidd's comments on Luka's upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
NBA meets NFL: Strategy and Analytics
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This week Sheil Kapadia joins Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow to discuss the analytics in the NBA and NFL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Daily Ding: Underrated Teams
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil discuss which teams they think are underrated heading in to the NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Daily Ding: Timberwolves fire Gersson Rosas, promote Sachin Gupta
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Jared Weiss and Mo Dakhil discuss the changes in the Minnesota Timberwolves front office, why, and what's next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Life, Love, Sopranos and NBA referee Bob Delaney
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Former undercover New Jersey state trooper and professional basketball referee, Bob Delaney drops by to talk with David and Marcus about life, coping with stress, September 11th and all that's going on now. Plus his connections to the NJ mafia and thoughts on the new Sopranos movie coming in October. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Intuit, Clippers, John Wall and other observations
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Tray, Mo and Jay react to a lack of enthusiasm Kawhi and others had during the Clippers announcement on their new stadium. Also John Wall for Ben Simmons? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Eastern Conference Breakout Candidates, Joe Fulks, and the Grizzlies future plans
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers bring you another week of Slam and Jam! We discuss the player that had one of the worst stats in NBA history, 5 breakout candidates in the Eastern conference, and then Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast joins the show to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies, their offseason moves and how they move forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Daily Ding: New faces, new places, new chances
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Jared Weiss and Keith Parish are back to discuss their favorite candidates to surprise based on new situations and opportunities in the upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Ben Simmons Saga, Death, Taxes and ? ... NBA Title/MVP Odds! with Tas Melas
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No Dunks' Tas Melas joins Zach Harper and and Jay King in this week's Point of Contention to Debate! Take 1 > Can anyone say Groundhog Day? Yes? Yes? YESSSS??? (Ben Simmons) Take 2 > Death Taxes and the NBA’s In Season Tournament Idea Take 3 > Less video replay? Yes please! Take 4 > All Bets are ...ON? Title Odds. Take 5 > MVP Odds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Daily Ding: Most Improved Candidates
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Jared Weiss and Keith Parish discuss their favorites for this year's Most Improved player award.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Can the Kings get back in the Playoffs? + Donovan Mitchell Interview
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Athletic Sacramento Kings writer Jason Jones to discuss his piece on Chris Webber, the direction of the Kings, if they should trade for Ben Simmons, and what destinations make sense for Ben Simmons. Then in part 2 at the 56:00 minute mark Sam Amick is joined by Donovan and Nicole Mitchell to discuss their partnership with Clorox to improve schools, Donovan's injury and their playoff performance, and what to expect for the Jazz this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Ben Simmons to the Wolves? How the Timberwolves move forward with Jon Krawczynski
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Andrew Schlecht and Jon Krawczynski discuss the Timberwolves upcoming season, how Karl Anthony Towns is ready for the challenge, revisiting the D'Angelo Russell trade, if the Wolves should trade for Ben Simmons and what it would take to get him, and finally how Anthony Edwards can be the next star in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Mailbag: Ben Simmons and Other Things
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The Nerder crew, Dave Seth and Mo, assembles for a listener Mailbag! > Ben Simmons > Shot selection > Why teams overachieve and underachieve?  > FIBA vs. NBA rules > Favorite season of all time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Contenders or Pretenders
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the NBA Contenders and Pretenders from each conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Daily Ding: Rookies poised to surprise
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss which rookies could surprise in year 1 as key contributors on their teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Can the Knicks sustain their success?, Breakout NBA Players, and Mildly Interesting Storylines
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss 5 mildly interesting storylines from the NBA news cycle, 6 Western Conference players that could break out, and then the boys are joined by Jonathan Macri of Knicks Film School to discuss how the Knicks new additions fit with Randle, if RJ Barrett can take the next step, how the young guys can develop, How Kemba fits with the Knicks and much more! Then the guys play a Knicks trivia game as part of Andrew vs. The Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
Daily Ding: "Too Early" Western Conference Power Rankings
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour run it back, this time taking a far too early glance at the Western Conference playoff picture and giving their thoughts on the pecking order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
The Ben Simmons Soap Opera Part 6 + Confounding Cavs + Where will the Lillard Go? + A Rondo Return + Teachers Get Paid Too Much
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POINT OF CONTENTION DATE: 8/31/21 HOST: ZACH  CO-HOST: JAMES | JAY INTRO Welcome to Point of Contention. Five Subjects Five Minutes. Five Points of Contention.  Im Zach, Jade Hoye is producing. Coming up on the show...Will Daryl trade 25? Confounding Cavs! Lillards Lips are Sealed? The Ancient Lakers and Free Agency Winners and Losers.  In this corner, Flynt Michigan native, Pistons expert, Clippers fan, and future author of the book “Bad Boy: How Stan Van was not the Man” It’s James Edwards III. James, the new Kanye? Classic or Flaccid? And in this corner…from the hard streets of Springfield Mass, Celtics beat reporter, and future author of the book From the Mid Ainge: The rise and fall of Danny Ainge … Jay ‘The Kid’ King Jay, is Damian Lillard the greatest NBA rapper of all time? (Banter) SEG 1 Jade start the Clock! A matter of when not if! ***From The Athletic’s Shams Charania dateline August 30*** Since July the 76ers has conducted “expansive” discussions with several teams, including Minnesota and Toronto, but neither a Timberwolves package nor the Raptors’ proposals have appealed to the 76ers as of yet.  Rival executives believe it’s only a matter of when — not if — the All-Defensive team stalwart is moved.  For now, all signs continue to point to 25’s career in Philadelphia coming to an end. (BREAKING NEWS)  Hold on we got some breaking news happening right now.  From Keith Pompey 25 now says he no longer wants to be with the 76ers!  Whoaaaaaaa!  From the Philadelphia Inquirer Ben Simmons let it be known that he wants out. In a meeting with the 76ers last week in Los Angeles, Simmons told team co-managing partner Josh Harris, president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, general manager Elton Brand and coach Doc Rivers that he no longer wants to remain a Sixer, according to multiple sources. Sources said the three-time All-Star also does not intend to report to training camp. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Daily Ding: "Too Early" Eastern Conference Power Rankings
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Keith Parish and Dave DuFour take a far too early glance at the Eastern Conference playoff picture and give their thoughts on the pecking order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Bucks Owner Marc Lasry
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Milwaukee Bucks Owner Marc Lasry joins Sam Amick and Anthony Slater to discuss the Bucks winning the NBA Championship, the tampering debacle with Bogdanovic, the stress and success of this past playoff run, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Summer League Reflections + Who stood out?
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Dave, Seth and Mo gather and reflect on Summer League Vegas, and the things that mattered. Who stood out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
A Summertime Swoooon + Heat TV with Jason Jackson
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Old pal Jason Todd Jackson stops by to talk to DA and Marcus about the Miami Heat and the moves they made during this stirring summer. Hiya. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Is LeBron James still the best? + NBA Sign or Sigh?
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Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Travonne Edwards and Jay King discuss the NBA Offseason, if LeBron James is still at the top of the league, what offseason moves were best/worst, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
The Bulls are BACK with Trey Kerby, Grizzlies Team Building, Summer League Takeaways
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the Grizzlies team building, a summer league discussion, and then Trey Kerby joins to discuss the Bulls and if they are back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2021
KD and Draymond Blame Management, Embiid Trusts the Process and Summer League
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Zach Harper is joined by Marcus Thompson and James Edwards with Andrew Schlecht producing to bring you Point of Contention. 5 Subjects. 5 Minutes. 5 Points of Contention. This week! KD and Draymond blame Warriors management for their breakup Joel Embiid inks a new deal, but can he win it all? Summer League takeaways Christmas Day games and if Jokic was snubbed Is Pascal Siakam long for the Raptors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
5 Offseason Questions
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Blake Murphy discuss the following 5 questions on the NBA Offseason What team improved the most? Are there any new contenders? Any contenders from last year move out of contention? Most overrated acquisition? Rookie that will make the biggest impact What player is poised to break out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Winners of the NBA Offseason with Nate Duncan
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Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow are joined by Nate Duncan to discuss the NBA offseason, who improved, and what the Sixers should do with Ben Simmons. To end the show, the guys discuss NBA Summer League and who stood out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Jalen Green is the Rockets future + was Barnes the right choice for the Raptors?
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Andrew Schlecht, Kelly Iko, and Jerome Cheng discuss the NBA Summer League, the Rockets first rounders Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun, Scottie Barnes performance, and if the Raptors should have taken Jalen Suggs at 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
The Malice at the Palace Untold with Jermaine O’Neal
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Jermaine O’Neal drops by to talk about his new film on Netflix. UNTOLD: Malice at the Palace" the first in a five-part docuseries premiering Aug. 10. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
Does the NBA have a Tampering problem?
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, Will Guillory and Eric Nehm discuss the NBA's tampering investigations, the offseason moves by the Pelicans and if they can make Zion happy with their roster changes, what's next for the Warriors, some summer league action and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
NBA Summer League Day 1, Cunningham, Mobley, Green, Barnes, and some Tampering
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Zach Harper, Jay King, Fred Katz and Dave DuFour discuss the NBA Summer league, the top prospects, tampering charges and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
The Blazers have no plan, what's next for the Raptors?, and the Cavs with Kelsey Russo
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the Blazers offseason so far and how are they possibly going to keep Damian Lillard happy, where the Raptors go from here and their many options, and Kelsey Russo joins the show to discuss the Cavs and what lies ahead for them in the Summer League and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
NBA Free Agency Tracker + What the Hell Pelicans? Warriors, Lakers + Ben Simmons
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In this special edition of Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge, Marcus Thompson, Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow go through all of the big moves during the second day of free agency. Winners / Losers. Heat, Bulls, Knicks, Lakers, Warriors, Wizards, Clippers and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Tampering? Inside NBA Free Agency
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss NBA Free Agency, how it works, and then what their favorite signings have been so far including the Heat, Lakers, Pelicans, Bulls and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
The Russ/Lakers Fit, Race for Kyle Lowry, DeRozan's Chase + Free Agency Match or Dispatch?
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King and Tray Edwards [insert: science music] analyze / dissect how Russell Westbrook will fit in with the Lakers and LeBron James. Space? Who needs Space? Then, the race to get Kyle Lowry, teams will. be a'scrambling....AND will DeMar DeRozan take LESS to play for MORE? And finally, our new BUDS game show "Match or Dispatch!" Lonzo Ball! Lauri Markkanen! John Collins! Who?? goes where? Who cares! It's TIME to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic! Oh, And much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
NBA Draft Awards with Matt Pennie
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Matt Pennie to discuss the NBA Draft and hand out the following awards: Favorite Fit Award This award goes to our favorite player/team fit in the draft. Strangest Draft Award This award goes to the team with the strangest draft. Biggest Jump in League Pass Rankings Award This award goes to the team who improved their watchability the most. WHY ARE THEY LETTING THEM DO THIS??? Award This award goes to the good team that everyone freaked out about when they drafted a good prospect Miffed and Peeved Award This award goes to the most miffed and peeved fanbase after the draft. So…What are you going to do now? Award This award goes to the team who left draft night with the most questions. Darkhorse Rookie of the Year Award This award goes to the prospect outside the top-4 that has the best chance to win Rookie of the Year. Best Draft Award This award goes to the team that we think had the best draft overall. Then Matt hangs around to play "Andrew vs. The Beat" an NBA trivia game centered on "Draft Night Trades" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2021
PERK ALERT! LIVE NBA DRAFT SHOW
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In this special edition of the Athletic NBA Show: Zach Harper (Los Angeles), Jay King (Boston/Massachusetts) the Great Mo Dakhil vis a vis (Los Angeles) and Sam Vecenie all the way from Melbourne Australia {side cast} the 2021 NBA Draft......LIVE! >>>> Thank you for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
NBA (like) a bull in a china shop
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper -- Produced by Jade Hoye -- Written by All Take 1: Tonight’s the nite! That’s right, it’s finally time for the 2021 NBA Draft tonight at 8pm ET. Who’s rising, who is falling? Will the Pistons hold fast and take the great Case Cunningham at #1? Take 2: Team USA back on track? Hell Ya! Team USA got their Olympics back on track with a 120-66 blowout win over Iran? ..........Wait........Who writes this stuff Daryl? Take 3: It’s Tampering SZN Baby! Free agency doesn't “officially” start until Aug. 2, but we already know from past years, negotiations are already well underway. If only the NBA treated Tampering as thoroughly and stringent as it does INSTANT JAVY REPLAY at the end of games! Take 4: Play In....Play Out...Who Cares?? [I am] Here to Stay! The NBA's play-in tournament is back for at least one more season. Adam Silver says: "We'll show you poor teams how to win!" {add fart noise] -- (Fart Noise) Take 5: New Rules! The NBA LOVES new rules that it never follows! Adam Silver says "But we wear nice suits! and know how to dap!" ..........ya cool! xo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
All the Stuff that Matters and the NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie
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The Athletic's NBA Draft Guru Sam Vecenie joins David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson to talk about the 2021 NBA Draft. Let's Go! https://theathletic.com/2730160/2021/07/27/live-updating-nba-mock-draft-sources-say-cade-cunningham-likely-to-pistons-at-no-1-plus-more-trade-news/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
NBA Mock Draft
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Andrew Schlecht, James Edwards III, and Anthony Slater complete the entire first round of the NBA Draft in their own mock draft. Who goes in the top 5? Who's looking to trade? We discuss all that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
NBA Draft with Sam Vecenie
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are joined by Sam Vecenie to discuss The NBA Draft. They break down who the top tier players are, their personalities, if NBA Draft smokescreens are real, player comps, and then a trivia game between Sam and Andrew. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2021
|THE vit·re·ous VICTORIOUS g1199is BUCKS PARADE! -OI-///
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Dave, Seth and Mo finally get to take their collective foots off the pedal. to talk about their recollections of the 2021 NBA Finals x BUCKS and SUNS. ................Get some sleep. Drink Water. See you tomorrow. PS - Congrats Seth! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Welcome Back Bucks! + Giannis the MAN of the People ///// SAILS UP!
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and James Edwards III debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Marcus was wro.....ight! Take 2: Giannis the Great! Take 3: Suns out of Runs! Take 4: It’s only been 24 hours, but that’s not stopping us from moving onto next season with a vengeance with NBA title odds! Take 5: Draft SZN Baby! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
BUCKS WIN!~0-I-O--HAPPY SUMMER
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Dave DuFour, Jared Weiss and Keith Parish recap Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Bucks win their first title in 50 years behind an epic performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Narratives, Legacies Born and the 2021 NBA Finals with Amin Elhassan
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Meadowlark Media's Amin Elhassan drops by prior to Game 6 of the NBA Finals to talk about the Suns/Bucks. The narrative of Giannis and how quickly it changed. How the Bucks remind DA of the Chris Webber Kings. Has the Suns/Bucks Finals been good for the NBA? Will Giannis' profile grow if they win the title and the conversation surrounding his rise. And finally, will Chris Paul be in Phoenix next year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Scenes from Milwaukee as the Bucks look to close in 6
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Bucks beat writer Eric Nehm to discuss the Bucks on the verge of winning the NBA Title, what it would mean for the city, what it would mean for Giannis and more. Plus the guys discuss team USA and the struggles that have been at hand as the team heads to Tokyo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Where Do We We Go From Here? [ Bucks / Suns ] are on the Precipice
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The Basketball Buds wake up after Game 5 of the NBA Finals with Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III. Will it all end on Tuesday? Or are thee more days ahead? We shall see. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
HIGH FIVE! Bucks defeat Suns and now are ONE AWAY from the CROWN!
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Honk! Honk! The Athletic NBA Show / Daily Ding Special Saturday Night {Remix} recapping Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Finals with Dave DuFour, Keith Parish and Seth Partnow. >>>>>>>>HOOOOOOOONK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2021
What's Next? Bucks/Suns Huge (Game 5) Preview
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo preview the pivotal Game 5 on the 2021 NBA Finals. Where are we now? What’s wrong with Chris Paul? The Giannis block.. Middleton’s shotmaking. Bucks regular season experimentation paying off. Phoenix counters for game. Predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2021
History of NBA Finals Game 5 + Offseason Primer with Sam Amick
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the history of Game 5 in the NBA Finals, if this is the beginning of many Finals runs for Giannis and Booker, and then Sam Amick joins to discuss the Finals, if the Blazers will make big changes this offseason, whether Ben Simmons will be part of the Sixers moving forward and then we do some NBA Finals Trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
The Bucks Are Back BABY!!!
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Tonight’s the night! Tonight being last night in which the Bucks and Suns faced off in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Take 2: Boy it got Kawhi’t in here. Take 3: rumors, innuendo, smoke screens it’s Draft Time! Take 4: What the hell just happened? Take 5: Ball Back in LA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Bucks Back in the Saddle Again with Eric Nehm
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent .. Marcus Thompson and DA welcome back the Milwaukee bucks with reporter Eric Nehm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Giannis is dominant, Beal Trade this Summer? + Team USA is struggling
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Fred Katz discuss the Bucks victory over the Suns in Game 3, what to expect moving forward with the NBA Finals, Team USA...., and if there is a possible Beal trade coming this summer.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
PSSST! .........The BUCKS ARE BACK BABY!
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The Basketball Buds Low Fi: With Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King [and his new mic] Dave DuFour and James Edwards III Bucks go home. Bucks win. It's July 12th ...... Giannis dominates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
How the Bucks were built, 3 point shooting, and the NBA Finals with David Aldridge
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss how the Bucks were built in 1 month, how the Bucks current 3 point shooting is killing them at historic rates, and then David Aldridge joins us to discuss the NBA Finals, legacy, and NBA Finals Trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2021
Suns Are Too Good, Monty vs Mike, Bucks Plan
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In this week's Nerder with Dave, Seth and Mo. What have we seen so far in the Suns vs Bucks Finals. Monty Williams vs Mike Budenholzer. Styles make fights.. Where do the Bucks go now? And in case you forgot, Giannis is very good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2021
Suns Destiny Revealed? Bud’s Bucks Adjust? Dawn of a' New Era, + Coaching Carousel and Team USA’s Kevin Love Experiment
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Amin Elhassan debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: On Tuesday night the Chris Paul Suns took Game 1 of the 2021 NBA Finals 118-105, led by Paul who had 32 points and 8 assists, the first player with 30 points and 8 assists in a Finals debut since Michael Jordan in 1991. Take 2: Meanwhile, the Bucks will have to regroup and see if they can rally for a Game 2 win. Going down 2-0 heading back home will certainly be a MOUNTAIN to CLIMB and the master of “sticking to your guns” head coach Mike Budenholzer will have to adjust. Adjust? Take 3: The Dawn of a New Era? Take 4: The Coaching Carousel! You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby! Take 5: Kevin 'USA' Love’s Rehab Assignment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Managing (Great) Expectations & Navigating the Sound Bite World with Warriors GM Bob Myers
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Warriors GM / President of Basketball Ops Bob Myers joins David and Marcus to talk about the state of the Warriors. Managing success, when success is the expectations. How to stay competitive with an aging, well paid roster. Also, the effects of Klay Thompson's injury. Steph's great success last season, and Draymond's influence. How KD's return from injury gives insight and confidence into Klay return next season, and how he has evolved over the years. Plus handling the press, pandemic work problems and the importance of talking to people in person. Advice for new Mavs GM Nico Harrison, the dark places this game takes people, and maintaining integrity. Finally the fellas get Bob's thought's on the 2021 NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
NBA Finals: 5 Things to Watch
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater preview the NBA Finals with 5 things to watch for: Giannis (do the Bucks have a shot without him...) CP3 vs. Jrue Holiday Booker vs. Middleton/Wings Ayton vs. Lopez  Suns role players vs. Bucks role players Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Voilà~Last (Man) Standing // Bucks vs Suns // NBA Finals Preview
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil preview the 2021 NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks. Peace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Suns and Hawks Copy Cats + Suns are Finals Bound
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss which teams are primed to use the blue prints of the Suns or Hawks to try and improve over the offseason. We discuss the Pelicans, Cavs, Mavs, and Knicks and if they are poised to make a run next season.  Anthony Slater of the Athletic then joins to discuss the Phoenix Suns run and he sticks around to play a round of Andrew vs. The Beat.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2021
Bucks Getting Closer, Suns Lucky? + Clippers Future
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In this week's Nerder, Dave Seth and Mo go thru Bucks/Hawks on the eve of Game 6. What took so long to get to that aggressive switching scheme? Do the Hawks have a shot? Then the WCF champs Suns. Are they only here because they got lucky? Bubble Bump? Finally the Clippers. Reggie Jackson's emotional post game. Did they run it back right? What do they need? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Bucks Plot Twist, Portland's Press Problems, Suns Rut...urnAround!, A Whole New World + Shaq vs LeBron
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: The Bucks stop here? Take 2: What is the international symbol for "PR person bail me out?" Take 3: Did the Suns make it to the Finals? Take 4: A whole new world! Take 5: Shaquille O’Neal fired back at Lebron James over his criticism of the NBA and its schedule this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
The Improbable Rise of Mirin Fader writing a book about a kid from Greece named Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Jun 30, 2021
Paul George Spoils Suns Finals Birth, Bucks moving on? + Coaching Carousel
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss the Clippers victory over the Suns in Game 5 to stave off elimination, Paul George and Reggie Jackson's performance. How did the Suns fall apart? Can the get it together and make it to the Finals? Are the Bucks Finals bound? All that and more on today's episode of Tampering Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Who. Writes. This. Stuff. // Lillard vs Billups Blazer Shake Up! + Bucks v Suns Finals? Who called that?
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and special guest Marcus Thompson. What. IS. Happening. n' Portland and beyond? The buds assemble to get to the bottom of things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Suns Path to Contention, Mavs = Kangz? + Trae Young has arrived
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the Suns path to contention through the draft, how the Mavs are becoming the Kings (Kangz) and then Chris Kirshner joins the show to discuss the Hawks rapid rise and to do some Conference Finals Trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2021
Chris's Suns Set Sail // OR || did the Clippers Solve the Suns? + Trae-Giannis-Holiday
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It's Friday! Welcome to 'Nerder She Wrote' ......Dave, Seth and Mo here,..JH Producing. "Zubac has been good!" }}} How do you feel (about) the Suns and Chris Paul? SLOWER PACE////"that's just part of it after not having played 11 days." Calf Strain Recipe Link. And much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Suns! They Aeyton Playin' Around, Pistons Lotto Luck, Nets Crumble into the Sen Bimmons Conundrum + a' Bucks/Hawks pat on the BACK
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In this week's edition of Point of Contention. Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Jade play the tape! The final 30 seconds of this game featured 4 lead changes and took almost an hour to complete. Take 2: Your Chance to Win Starts Here Detroit Pistons Take 3: Finders Keepers, Losers Grim Weepers  Take 5: A pat on the back or a slap in the face? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Vis-à-vis Ben Simmons' Paradox with Raja Bell
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Ala The Ringer's 'Real Ones' Raja Bell (not Logan Murdoch) drops by to talk with DA and Marcus about the (been there done that) Ben Simmons' struggle-syndrome-experience...the Sun...s and a whole lot more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Suns are Scorching, Hawks Surprising Rise, and the fall of Ben Simmons
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss the Suns big win in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, who is the best player on the Suns?? The Hawks rise quickly to the East Finals, how they did it and do they have a chance against the Bucks? Then the guys discuss the coaching searches, the NBA Lottery and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
76ers Daryl-Drop the Ball / FRAUD ALERT // Jazz FLOP /// - Is Quin the new BUD? Is BUD the new MAGOO? //// From This Day Forth He'll Be Known As... + GIANNIS the GREAT
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III. The 76ers, Doc, Ben, Joel, Daryl-Drop the ball as the Hawks soar into the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Almighty Bucks $$$ ... FRAUD ALERT ... Ben Simmons, Rudy Gobert, Coach Bud, Coach Quin. KD Minutes. Jrue turned into the player the Bucks always needed at the right time. And much much more. ***WARNING THIS IS NOT A PAUL GEORGE PODCAST*** Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Andrew Yang on the Nets (and some Knicks trivia) + The Old NBA Take Gauntlet
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers bring on the Old Take Gauntlet: 1) The Atlanta Hawks’ 2020 offseason was a mistake. 2) The Rockets were idiots to not take Ben Simmons in a deal for James Harden. 3) You can never trust Paul George in the playoffs. 4) The Jrue Holiday trade is a massive win for the Bucks. 5) Doc Rivers is a significant upgrade over Brett Brown. 6) The Sixers are the best evidence that tanking works. 7) The Jazz are a nice team, but they can’t win the title In Part 2 former Presidential candidate and current New York City Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang joins to discuss his Nets fandom, who he thinks will make the finals, what he would do as NBA commissioner, and then we play a rousing match of Andrew vs. Andrew in Knicks trivia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2021
Playoff Punch Drunk + Organizational-Mis-Alignment Pelicans & Mavericks ~ No Threes!
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In this week's Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil record immediately following Game 6 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets. The guys catch up on the Sixers and Hawks, Clippers and Jazz, and tap into the turmoil in New Orleans and Dallas respectively. - DD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
KD goes Ballistic! Coach Bud and Giannis out to Lunch! KAWHI Done? The CP3 Curse strikes again! MAVS ShHAKEUP + Coaching Carousel
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate! Hosted by Anthony Slater. Take 1: What kind of Bud is Mike smoking!?  Take 2: Is Chris Paul Cursed? Take 3: The Clippers Curse Strikes Again!? Take 4: “Im the Captain Now!” Take 5: Oh the Times they are A Changin' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Embiid Ready? Hack-A-Ben, Injuries Galore and the First Woman Coach with Stephanie Ready
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TNT's Stephanie Ready drops by to talk with David and Marcus about the Sixers/Hawks series. Nets/Bucks, injuries, injuries and more injuries and when the league will embrace its first woman head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Mavs Front Office Mess + Top 5 Players in the Playoffs
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater are joined by Tim Cato to discuss their piece on the Mavericks front office and the mayhem that has occurred because of Bob Voulgaris. Then the guys discuss the Playoffs, the Suns dominance, and who the top 5 players of the playoffs have been so far. https://theathletic.com/2649806/2021/06/14/inside-the-mavericks-front-office-mark-cubans-shadow-gm-is-causing-a-rift-with-luka-doncic/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Welcome to The Athletic NBA Show
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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers, and reporters from The Athletic. Daily, Monday thru Saturday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends | Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick | Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson | Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper and Special Guests | Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil | And the Saturday Slam & Jam with Andrew Schlecht and Alex Spears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
What. Is. Happening. (Dead Denver Decode + Missing P. J. Dozier? + No Worry Suns + More Injuries + Swallows the Whistle Rhythm Bashing + Can the Nets Survive?)
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III. Off the top, the Nuggets are in trouble, obviously. But what is going on with the Nuggets? The fellas try to decode some of the coaching decisions by Mike "Michael" Malone. What's happening with Aaron Gordon? Are the Nuggets missing PJ Dozier? What about the Suns, what will happen to them to derail destiny? 16 Game Deandre Ayton and the "inspired by God" Suns. And how Chris Paul's contract is miraculously becoming value! Meanwhile, just when you thought the Bucks were dead, a divine act from God injures Kyrie Irving. For Coach Bud it's do or die! PJ Tucker vs Kevin Durant, the Refs Reffing by ruining the rhythm of the game, what happened to Joe Harris?? (Duncan Robinson 2.0) and much more. Oh...and what about the Sixers Hawks and Clippers Jazz? So much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Jazz Journey to Mitchell and his Playoff Dominance + Mavs Mess with Tim Cato
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss how the Jazz built their current West contender, how Donovan Mitchell stacks up against the competition with his Playoff performance, and then they bring on Tim Cato to discuss the Dallas Mavericks situation and if trading Porzingis is the right thing. Then Tim joins Andrew in another edition of Andrew vs. the Beat! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2021
Bucks/Nets Game 3 Decode + Solving Rudy Gobert + Defending Trae Young + Embiid & Chris Paul
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In this week's Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil chat with The Ringer's J. Kyle Mann (@jkylemann) about the Bucks win over the Nets on Thursday night. "The worst played game of the playoffs." - Seth. Why are the Bucks not running plays? Why is Giannis playing so reluctantly? PJ Tucker's defense on Kevin Durant. Then a look at the Clippers/Jazz series. How will the Clippers solve the Rudy Gobert problem. Then 76ers/Hawks, Danny Green slump, dealing with Embiid and much more. Finally Suns/Nuggets, can Denver figure out Chris Paul? Time is running out with the backcourt situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
What the Buck? Hired/Fired, Playoff P Back! + Simmons Syndrome + Bron the Mortal
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Now looking at Round 2, the Nets and Bucks series has been all KD and Kyrie, with James Harden going down early in Game 1 with a hamstring injury. Giannis is getting destroyed and to boot, the NBA put the whammy on the Nets’ countdown clock mocking Giannis’ dragged-out free-throw routine! No Fun! Take 2: To Stotts or not to Stotts? Take 3: George was heckled by fans with chants of “Playoff P and Overrated.” Jade play the tape! Take 4: The Ben Simmons Syndrome Take 5: LeBron went to Instagram to post a video from the movie Gladiator! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Big Market Dependence with Ethan Strauss
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson chat with Ethan Strauss about Kevin Durant. Is he the best ever? What is going on with Giannis? Then a lengthy discussion on small markets, tv ratings, big market dependence, winning as a priority and what the NBA and its partners has to do to change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
The Nets are inevitable, Scorching Suns, and are the Clippers trustworthy?
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss if anyone can beat the Nets, the Suns big game 1 win against the Nuggets, if the Hawks can sustain the hot start against the Sixers, and if the Jazz can take down the Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Trae Young Stuns, Kawhi Gets Last Laugh, Harden-less Nets, Bucks' Offense, Dame Wants Out Decode
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The Basketball Buds, Tray Edwards, Jay King and James Edwards go through Game 1 between the Hawks and 76ers. Trae Young's emergence continues, 76ers rally falls short. Then the Clippers finally figure out the Mavs and Luka Doncic. Also the Harden-less Nets get ready for Game 2 vs the Bucks, can Milwaukee fix their offense? Damian Lillard endorses Jason Kidd, Blazers fans not having it, what to do? James offers a theory, and Tray adds perspective. Also what to do about Dame's defense? Finally WCF predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
NBA First Round Awards + Celtic Swap
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers give out first round awards to players:  Best Debut Award First Round TopShot Moment Award Role Player of the First Round Award Say What Stat of the First Round Award Who Invited You? Award  U-Turn Award I Can’t Do This Again Award First Round MVP Award Then Jared Weiss of the Athletic joins to discuss the seat changes with the Celtics and we play some first round trivia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2021
Playoff Whip Around + Losers, What Now? , Celtics & Brad Stevens + 76ers vs Hawks, Nets vs Bucks
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With the second round of the playoffs looming, the Nerder crew, Dave, Seth, and Mo take some time to catch up. Seth and Mo discuss their experiences after playoff losses. What is the first task for new Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens? The guys also give their early thoughts on the second round matchups in the East. Happy Playoffs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Lakers Panic? Ainge Out, Double OT Dame, Fans Suck and Playoff MVP
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Oh boy the drama that is unfolding out west between the Lakers and Suns, that is about to put a serious crimp in LeBron’s Space Jam 2 debut next month. Take 2: Danny Ainge has been at the helm for 18 years with his greatest achievement being the 2008 NBA title with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Since then Ainge accumulated a ton of young talent, draft picks and was notoriously always on the brink of making that big trade. But Ainge could not turn the corner, or even close for that matter. Take 3: The legend of Damian Lillard, yet again, grew on Tuesday night as he orchestrated a game for the ages, scoring 55 points and an NBA playoff-record 12 3-pointers as the Trail Blazers lost to the Nuggets. Lost? Take 4: The NBA issued an 11-point memo which states clearly, among other things, that alcoholic beverages will still be permitted but encourages fans to tell on guests for “inappropriate behavior” to the nearest usher, security guard, or guest services staff member. Take 5: Fellas, it’s been too long without some Awards talk, and even though there is not technically an award for Playoff MVP, we’re doing it anyway. Who you got? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Bucks Deep Dive with (the first) 'Point Forward' Marques Johnson
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent Marques Johnson, basketball analyst for the Milwaukee Bucks on Fox Sports Net, drops by to talk all thinks Bucks. Also reflecting back on his playing days in the NBA with Don Nelson and position-less basketball. Also his acting career, White Men Can't Jump and the success of his son Josiah. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Are the Lakers toast without AD? Are the Nets equipped for the Bucks? Grizzlies or Hawks brighter future?
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Andrew Schlecht hosts in place of Sam Amick today with Fred Katz, Anthony Slater and special guest Mike Smeltz. They discuss these 8 topics around the NBA Playoffs: 1. Have we learned anything about the Nets in their first round series? (With Mike Smeltz) 2. Who has the brighter future, Hawks or Grizzlies? 3.Will the Chris Paul injury or the Anthony Davis injury matter more in their 1st round series. 4. The Clippers have flipped the momentum on the Mavs, do we trust them to keep it? 5. What’s next for the Heat? 6.Nuggets or Blazers? 7. What more can the NBA do to stop the wild fan behavior? (Popcorn, spit, water bottle) 8. The Bucks currently have the 3rd best odds to win the title (+550) according to BetMGM, behind the Net (+200), and the Lakers (+450)... do we think that’s the right place for them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Bucks (Jay King) Laugh Last, Suns Take Game 4, Lakers Concern? + Hawks Rollin'
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards and Law Murray. Despite his absence from the show Jay King and the Milwaukee Bucks have the last laugh in a diss track for the ages. Then the Suns take Game 4 in their series against the Lakers. Is there any concern here? Then Knicks vs Hawks, Trae Young too much for NY. Also, 76ers/Wizards, Nuggets/Blazers and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Kawhi Take the Wheel, East and West Finals Hot Takes + First Round Trivia
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss Kawhi Leonard's place in the Clippers blame game, who will make the East and West Finals and then bring on Will Guillory of the Athletic to discuss the Nets and Bucks and then play a round of NBA Trivia based on the first round of the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2021
All the Series that Matter
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo go through the first round series that matter. Knicks/Hawks, Bucks/Heat, Clippers/Mavs, Lakers/Suns, Blazers/Nuggets and Jazz/Grizzlies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Lakers in Trouble? Psyche!!, Luka Magic, Don Mitchell Upset! + Ref Disaster + Another Tournament?
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Lakers in Trouble? Psyche!! Take 2: Meanwhile, while everyone was watching the Lakers Suns, the Clippers dropped another one to Luka and the Mavs. Take 3: Donovan Mitchell is getting upset! Take 4: What time is it? It’s Dame Time! Wait...Let’s go to the Replay Center! Take 5: Do we need another in-season Tournament? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Reminisce History, Young's Hawks, Too Cute Lakers, Fearless Luka, Time Tempo and Across the NBA with Steve 'Irving Gervin' Smith
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NBA's / TNT's Steve 'Smitty' Smith drops by to talk with David and Marcus, reminiscing about his signature move, paradigm shifts in the NBA and changing the mind of a nation. Runnin' with Magic and Gervin. "Giving back is part of our heritage," said DA. Then talking about the poised Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young's Game 1 performance against the Knicks. Small ball vs Bigs. Lakers in trouble? Clippers gonna wake up? "Luka is not scared of anybody." Donovan Mitchell's time and rhythm. How will the Nets do without a BIG? Jrue Holiday has changed the Bucks. Finally...get your time machine out...what team needs a "Smitty right now? And James Wiseman on the trading block confusion. What did Bob Myers say? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Suns Burning the Lakers Dynasty Hopes? Grizzlies starting something special?
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss Suns victory over the Lakers, the NBA crowds, if the Grizzlies are starting something special, problems with the Clippers and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Making sense of Lakers Suns G1 + Luka Pats Bev on the Head + Nets Dominance, Knicks + "Bucks in 4?"
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Jay King, Dave DuFour and Tray Edwards try to make sense of what happened in Game 1 of the Lakers vs Suns series...."WWE x NBA Collab?" says Tray. Then, is anyone excited about the Blazers win over the Nuggets in their opener? Also, Jay apologizes to Melo. Then, Luka dismantles Pat Bev then adds insult to injury and calls him "too small." Next up, KD disrespects the Celtics. Took over on both sides of the court. Kyrie takes the 3rd quarter. How can these guys be stopped? Too Big Tobias Harris and Doc Rivers a match made in heaven. Finally Knicks vs Hawks and the Heat hit an early road block on their way to beating the Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Western Conference Playoff Preview
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers preview the Western Conference playoff matchups (Jazz vs Grizzlies, Lakers vs Suns, Clippers vs Mavs, and Blazers vs Nuggets) and play some trivia with Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2021
Eastern Conference Playoffs (Preview + Predicts)
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo take a look at the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Wizards vs 76ers. Celtics vs Nets. Heat vs Bucks. And finally Knicks vs Hawks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Bold, UnFiltered, Audacious Predictions for the 2021 NBA Playoffs
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Jay King debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Celtics get by the Wizards. Now, will the Nets win in 4 or 5 games? Or could this get interesting? Take 2: Oh baby it’s on! The Miami Heat vs the Milwaukee Bucks. It’s Christmas, as far as we're concerned. THIS is the NBA Finals right here. Take 3: For the first time in 9 years we will witness a Knicks playoff game as they take on Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks. Take 4: Kawhi vs Luka Round 2! Take 5: Let’s take a look at the 3-6 matchup in the West. The Denver Nuggets led by imminent MVP Nicola Jokic vs the Dame Time’s Trail Blazers, one of the worst defensive teams in the league.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Lakers vs Warriors Pregame with Allie Clifton
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Lakers studio host and Road Trippin's Allie Clifton drops by to talk about the big play-in game between the Lakers and Warriors. Also LeBron and Solomon Hill gossip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
NBA Play In Tournament + Playoff Preview
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater break down the NBA play in tournament, Steph vs. LeBron, and predicting the other play in games. Then in part 2, the guys break down each playoff matchup and they make their predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
NBA Season Over, Play-In / Playoff Bold Predictions (Part 1)
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The Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and Law Murray set the table for the play-in tournament and later this week, the playoffs. Lakers should cruise past Warriors right? Can anyone trust the Celtics? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Westbrook's Legacy, Warriors a Sleeping Giant?, and a Miami Heat Deep Dive with Zach Harper
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On today's episode we lay out what happened this week in the NBA, discuss Russell Westbrook's legacy and him breaking the triple double record, if the Warriors are a sleeping giant, and then Zach Harper joins to discuss the Miami Heat and we play another episode of Andrew vs. the Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 3 of 3
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Part Three of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company's expansion into the U.K., how the team got through the shutdown of sports and challenges that lay ahead. Writers, Marcus Thompson, Anthony Slater, Zach Harper and David Aldridge give their thoughts as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Play-In Tournament (Conceptual) Breakdown
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo wax on the play-in tournament. The guys all love it but can it make more sense? What can the NBA change? Can any team pull off an upset? Do people believe in the Warriors? The Paper Tiger Suns? Mo is very confident about the Lakers. Dave is worried about the injuries. Also the Wizards, is anyone at all scared of the Wizards? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Warriors Groovin', Missing Vets, Kyrie's Beard, NBA Awards + Beal vs Bazemore
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Are we about to witness a play-in game for the ages? Los Angeles is still Golden State’s most likely opponent in a possible 7-8 matchup and that will be just what the TV ratings doctor ordered! Take 2: Does the NBA teams need to put a stronger emphasis on bringing more veterans back into the league? Take 3: Let’s just cut to the chase, when the Nets and 76ers finally play in the ECF who will win? (not answered) Take 4: Finally the end of the regular season is upon us and it gives us one final shot at picking the Awards. Take 5: Wizards guard Bradley Beal and his wife Kamiah put the full-court press on Kent Bazemore after he dismissed Beal’s Sunday night performance in which he dropped 50 points. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 2 of 3
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Part Two of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company's first steps into the marketplace. The challenges they met selling this idea to investors, and journalists they were trying to recruit, specifically with the expansion into the Bay Area. Writers, Marcus Thompson and Anthony Slater give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Spreadsheet Basketball, Russ Westbrook and Runnin' with Jordan with Jamal Crawford
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On this week's episode of Hoops Adjacent David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson talk to NBA legend Jamal Crawford about the lack of veterans on NBA teams, spreadsheet basketball taking away the essence of basketball and Russell Westbrook being under-appreciated. Also what was the best team Jamal ever played for? Are score-first point-guards taking over the NBA? The abundance of talent in the NBA. Why everyone loves Carmelo Anthony and why Jamal really loves Steph Curry. Runnin' with Michael Jordan. Finally a look around the league, and Jamal's thoughts on the Nets and Kevin Durant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Can the Lakers get it together? Are the Warriors a threat in the Play In?
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Bill Oram to discuss the state of the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis returning to form, problems with Drummond, Schroder's impact, and more. Then Slater discusses the Warriors and their potential path to the playoffs and Steph Curry's amazing run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 1 of 3
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Part One of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode we hear from The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann about how they met, how an idea for better sports coverage materialized into a significant media player in the sports landscape and the spirit at the heart of The Athletic’s culture. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Lakers vs Warriors Play-In? Celtics Problems, South Beach Zach Back + Zion's Finger
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In this week's Basketball Buds, Zach, Tray, Jay and Dave contemplate a probable play-in between LeBron's Lakers and Steph's Warriors. Then the Celtics are struggling and what is wrong with Marcus Smart. Some hypothetical matchups in the East and the return of South Beach Zach. Finally, is Zion getting unfairly officiated? And has anyone noticed the Thunder are worse than Sam Hinkie's 76ers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Cavs Conundrum, NBA Rookie Stat, and the Timberwolves Deep Dive
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week that was in the NBA, a fun rookie stat, what the Cavs will do with Collin Sexton and then NBA birthdays. In part 2 Jon Krawczynski joins the show to discuss the Timberwolves, how Edwards and Towns fit, developing players, and then a Wolves trivia show. Thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2021
Pacers Coach Debacle + Under the Radar (Bucks, Clippers and Jazz)
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In this week's Nerder, Indy Cornrows' and SB Nation's Caitlin Cooper drops by to talk about the turmoil in Indiana with head coach Nate Bjorkgren. Then teams that may be going under the radar including the Bucks, Jazz and Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
LePanic Time? Suns Still Rising, Stotts Out, LeMelo Ballin' + Bucks Ultimatum
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In the latest Point of Contention, Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: LeBron James will be out at least the next two games for the Lakers and it could be longer! This according to ESPN. Following a 20-game absence James, the Star of Space Jam 2 out this summer, returned for two games with a high ankle sprain. But! Take 2: Holy Shit the Suns are the best team in basketball?! What day is it? May 5th? That’s right fellas, the Phoenix Suns are now 47-18 riding a 5 game win streak into their game against the Hawks.  Take 3: As predicted many times on this podcast channel, The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to move on from head coach Terry Stotts, after 9 years at the helm...this according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Take 4: Are the Warriors Tanking? Just kidding, but man they must be regretting not picking LaMelo Ball cuz he’s back to ballin! Take 5: More coaching hot-seat news, this just in. According to Sam Amick and Shams Charania Bucks head coach Mike “Why Change a Thing?” Budenholzer is gone “unless there’s a deep playoff run.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Suns Deep Dive with Eddie Johnson
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In this week's edition of Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge bids adieu to Wos Lambre as he heads over to The Ringer, and welcomes in Marcus Thompson as his new co-host. The two get to talking about the Warriors title chances in the future and if Brad Beal will be in the Bay next season. Then, this week's guest the great Eddie Johnson drops by to talk about the dangerous Suns as they speed their way into the playoffs. Chris Paul the ultimate leader mentoring Devin Booker's evolving greatness and playoff hopes. Mikal Bridges and the gentle giant Deandre Ayton. Also Eddie reflects back to his days playing for Phoenix and Cotton Fitzsimmons and the money that guys earn today, in a good way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
NBA Awards Debate
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Fred Katz welcome in Marcus Thompson on the show to discuss NBA awards. Is LaMelo an easy pick for ROY? Who will challenge Jokic for MVP? What about MIP? The guys dive in to COY and 6MOY as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
LeBron is Human?, Lakers Questions, Professional Suns, Nuggets, LaMelo's Back + East Outlook
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In this week's Basketball Buds Dave DuFour, Jay King, James Edwards and Tray Edwards talk about the race for the playoffs in both the West and Eastern Conferences. LeBron is back, but say's he's never be the same player again. That's weird. Also Anthony Davis, still not right. Then, the guys are very confident about the Suns heading into the playoffs. Chris Paul and Devin Booker have made this a professional operation and very dangerous. Plus the Nuggets and the future MVP Nicola Jokic. In the East Philly, Brooklyn, Milwaukee are all in great shape. Don't sleep on the Heat! Can Jayson Tatum carry the Celtics? And finally the 4/5 seed battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
All NBA Guard Selection, Utah Jazz Gem Georges Niang, Sacramento Kings Deep Dive with Jason Jones
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Andrew Schlecht is joined by Fred Katz to discuss who the All NBA Guards should be. Is Luka a guard? Who are the locks? Is Chris Paul a lock? Kyrie or James Harden? Booker or Mitchell? Then they have a brief discussion on Georges Niang of the Utah Jazz.  Andrew and Fred are then joined by Jason Jones of the Athletic to discuss the Sacramento Kings and their wild season. How can the improve from here? Will Buddy and Bagley be part of the team moving forward? and more.  Then Jason sticks around for a trivia show, Fred vs. the Beat, where Fred tries his luck against the Kings beat writer in .... Kings Trivia!  Then we spin the wheel of fandom to see who the next team is going to be. Listen in to find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2021
Russ Renaissance, Love's Grief, Dr. J's Snub, Warriors Tank? + Julius Randle the Real MVP
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: In a time when fans are pretty much waiting for the playoffs to start the NBA has delivered! Russell Westbrook has delivered as well breaking the longstanding NBA record in the Wizards' 146-143 loss to the San Antonio Spurs: Wilt Chamberlain's record for triple-doubles in a single month, which has stood since 1968. Wilt had 11, Russ now has 12.  Take 2: Cavaliers forward Kevin Love apologized for his on-court brain-fart Monday night, saying his behavior was out of character. "That wasn't me." he said. Wait. It wasn’t you? Well then who the hell was it?  Take 3: This week, NBA legend Julius Irving aka Dr. J on 'Posted Up' with Chris Haynes did not include LeBron James, arguably one of the Top 3 players to play the game in his Top 2 All Time teams. Take 4: After the game Steve Kerr said "They came out like it was a playoff game. We came out like it was an exhibition." Is now the time to tank? Take 5: Is Julius Randle the Real MVP? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Wizards Go National with Fred Katz
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Wizards reporter Fred Katz drops by to talk with David and Wos about the red-hot Wizards. What's going on? Even Fred is mystified. The defense has been key. Russell Westbrook has returned to form and much more. Plus, we answer your non-stupid questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Lillard long for the Blazers? + The Race for the NBA Play In
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater are joined by the Athletic's own Jason Quick to discuss the Blazers and the struggle they've been through this season. Can Terry Stotts survive another season? Will they finally look to trade CJ McCollum? Will Damian Lillard want to stick around? They also discuss the race for the Play In Tournament in the East and West including the hot play of the Warriors and Wizards, the Hornets, Mavs, Heat, Grizzlies and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
The Julius Randle Debate, KnicksTape, Big Stars Returning + The Curse of the Power Ranking
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and James Edwards III. First up, Julius Randle 1st Team All-NBA lock? Hard to deny unless your name is Jay King, but the Knicks are rolling. Then, looking back at the Derrick Rose trade. — AD and KD back, LeBron next week. The Curse of the Power Rankings. Play-In Tournament scenarios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
NBA All Sophomore Team, East Play In Teams, and 76ers Deep Dive
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week that was in the NBA, the NBA Sophomores and who would make a hypothetical All Sophomore Team, who will make the Play In/Playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Then they bring on Rich Hofmann of the Athletic to discuss the Philadelphia 76ers, Embiid's MVP candidacy, Ben Simmons' offensive stagnation, young 76ers and more. Plus a 76ers trivia game in another edition of Andrew vs. The Beat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2021
Nerder Mailbag + Circle of Life: Part Deux
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Dave is back from vacation, refreshed and ready. "How nice." said Mo. Seth asks, "Who's the Harden in this equation?" Do we believe in the Suns title chances? Worst first round matchups for contenders. Building around Zion. Is the G League the best development league? Then...NBA Circle of Life: Orlando and OKC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Steph MVP!?, Suns Risen, TV Ratings, Title Odds + Injuries Injuries Injuries
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate! Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1 - Five years after he revolutionized the game of basketball, the baby faced assassin, Steph Curry is back-back, playing the best basketball of his career. Take 2 - Fellas it is April 21 and the Phoenix Suns are now 41-6 sitting in second in the West beyond the Jazz Take 3 - TV Ratings Coverup? Take 4 - Wait a minute what’s this? Wow!!! I just found $500 bucks right here sitting on my desk. My lord, what a day. Take 5 - LeBron, Giannis, LaMelo, A.D., K.D. Harden, Jamal Murray. What’s going on??? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Warriors Deep Dive + Steph's Insane Run with Monte Poole
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NBC Sports' Monte Poole drops by to talk about the Warriors, Steph's crazy run going on, Draymond, Klay and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
NBA Hot Take Cannon
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater discuss hot take topics from around the NBA 1. Jokic should be the MVP 2. This is the best Steph has been 3. The Play In Tournament is a bad idea 4. Phoenix is a good regular season team, but won’t have another gear in the playoffs 5. Philly should get more consideration as the East favorite because of health and continuity 6. Boston is a dark horse for the ECF 7. Miami was a fluke in the bubble 8. The Knicks should be taken seriously Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Steph's Run, Money > The Game, Celtics Back? + Wizards good?
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The Basketball Buds: Dave Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards and James Edwards. The rundown: Steph’s run has been incredible..."the NBA needs a best player award" said James, and what can they do if they get in the playoffs? Fred Fan Vleet's comments on the league prioritizing money over the game. The Celtics are back? Maybe, but they are playing better...why? Are the Wizards... good? And MaMarcus Aldridge retirement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
The Gritty Lakers, Trading CJ McCollum, and Warriors Deep Dive with Ethan Strauss
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On today's episode Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers recap the week that was in the NBA, dive into the Lakers gritty defense, integrating Andre Drummond, and LeBron James improbable run. Then Alex proposes 5 fake CJ McCollum trades, but will they change the trajectory of the Blazers? Then we celebrate some NBA birthdays before we bring in Ethan Strauss of the Athletic to discuss the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry's amazing season, the future of James Wiseman, is Steve Kerr a problem?, and then we play some Warriors trivia. Stay tuned to see what team we will discuss next week with the Wheel of Fandom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2021
West Playoff Picture, Jazz Underrated + Team Playoff Prep with John Hollinger
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In this week's Nerder, John Hollinger stop by to talk with Mo and Seth about the Western Conference playoff picture with Jamal Murray's injury in mind. Why doesn't anybody believe in the Utah Jazz? Also, team playoff preparation and the Mavs' complaints about the Play-In tournament.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
The West Mess, An Enormous Mistake? To Tank or Not To Tank, MVP Odds & East's Best
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: On Monday night the Nuggets lost Jamal Murray to a season ending ACL tear to his left knee. Murray suffered the noncontact injury during the Nuggets' 116-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors. A truly BRUTAL injury.  Take 2: An Enormous Mistake! First it was Luka Doncic criticizing the NBA’s play-in tournament, now it’s Mark Cuban. In a series of messages sent to ESPN, the Mavs owner said this… Take 3: Fellas, while you were away, Im not sure if you noticed, but James Wiseman was injured, and will be out indefinitely with a torn meniscus. As a result, questions immediately began to swirl on whether the Warriors should pack it in and tank the rest of the season. Take 4: Continuing our weekly look at the NBA MVP race with BetMGM.com... and it’s still Nicola Jocic at the top at -160, followed by Joel Embiid at +225, then Damian Lillard +1000 and LeBron James +1200. Ethan if I gave you $1000 dollars, who would you bet on? Take 5: Fellas, I’d like you to get out your crystal balls...who will win the Eastern Conference this year? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Jamal Murray Fallout, Ramifications in the West, Jazz + Importance of Rebounding with Chris Herring
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Sports Illustrated's Chris Herring drops by to talk to David Aldridge and Wos Lambre about the devastating injury to Jamal Murray. What it means to the Western Conference playoffs? Also, the Jazz and their chances once playoff time rolls around. Also the importance of rebounding, David's "white whale." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Can the Clippers make a run?
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Sam Amick and Anthony Slater are joined by Law Murray to discuss the Los Angeles Clippers. Is Kawhi in the MVP conversation? Would the Clippers want the Lakers in round 1? Would the Clippers rather play the Mavs or Blazers? Do they want to avoid the Nuggets? All that and more with Law, including his career path to the Athletic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Alex Rodriguez and the Timberwolves, Bizarre Ejections, Chris Paul's Suns, MVP Talk
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In this week's Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jay King and Tray Edwards talk about the sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore for $1.5 Billion dollars. Then the strange feud between Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder Saturday nights as the Lakers crushed the Nets. Finally the shocking Suns and Chris Paul's MVP case and the culture reset. Also some breaking news during the show, Warriors' James Wiseman out indefinitely with a torn meniscus. MVP talk.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks
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We are excited to announce The Athletic's new podcast series - Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks. Hosted by hip-hop legend Chuck D, the series dives deep on the past 20 years of the Knicks. Shattered reveals never-heard-before stories about the Knicks, team owner James Dolan and the NBA, with interviews from dozens of voices including franchise legend Patrick Ewing. This is the first 5 minutes of episode one - a look at how the 90's Knicks team broke apart. To listen to the rest click this link or search Shattered wherever you get your podcasts. A new episode of Shattered will be released every Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2021
Chris Paul opting out? Grizzlies Ceiling Raiser, and a Clippers deep dive
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the week in the NBA, which player on the Grizzlies outside of Ja Morant Jaren Jackson can raise their ceiling, and then bring in Law Murray of the Athletic to discuss the Clippers, their title odds, how Paul George navigates the hate, and then some trivia! Stay til the end to hear who’s next on the wheel of fandom.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2021
Vets vs Noobs + NBA Circle of Life: Death of the Warriors Dynasty
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo talk about "Veteranosity" and why teams sometimes play vets in spite of evidence that a young player is better. Then the guys introduce a new segment called 'The NBA Circle of Life.' This week, the death of the Warriors Dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Lakers Panic?, Paul Pierce's BIG Night, Celtics' Identity Complex + DPOY Odds & Blowouts
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In this edition of Point of Contention Jay King and James Edwards III debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Fellas we are 50 games into the season, for most roughly 22 left until the playoffs and taking a look at the Western Conference, the Jazz, the Suns, Clippers and Nuggets are atop the Conference The injury riddled Lakers are 5th and falling fast! Take 2: Last Saturday morning the NBA world woke up to what appeared to be an all night party with Paul Pierce, his friends playing poker, some “companions” if you know what I mean, and someone called Monica who, as Pierce himself said “could make some money.” Part of the festivities were broadcasted live for roughly 300 people on Instagram live. Take 3: Clearly this has been a very mediocre season for Brad Stevens’ Celtics, and as noted in many a previous episode they don’t have a clear #1 guy, they don’t have a clear leader, they don’t have a signature style, yada yada yada. Take 4: Continuing our weekly look at the Awards race with BetMGM.com... Last week we did Rookie of the Year, this week let’s do Defensive Player of the Year and it’s basically a two horse race right now. Take 5: Blowouts. Earlier in the week guys “the Raptors uncorked the biggest blowout of NBA season in 130-77 destruction of Warriors” as one headline put it. At one point, the Raptors led by 61 points, the largest lead that any team has had this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
The Knicks Wretched Past + 76ers Deep Dive with Derek Bodner
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In the latest Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Wos Lambre the fellas talk to Mike Smeltz , Producer of The Athletic's new podcast 'Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks' narrated by Chuck D. Then, 76ers reporter Derek Bodner drops in for a deep dive on the Philadelphia 76ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
NBA Lie Detector Test
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater bring in Mike Singer from the Denver Post to discuss the Denver Nuggets and the NBA at large. Nuggets or Clippers, Jokic or the field for MVP, Healthy Nets or healthy Lakers, Are the Jazz true contenders? All that and much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Jrue Holiday Gets Paid, Paul Pierce Bash, Isaiah Thomas Returns, Fraud No Fraud: Nets Front-Court + Say What? Knicks Players on the Knicks
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In this week's Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Wos Lambre talk about the implications and fallout of the Bucks / Jrue Holiday 4-year $160 Million extension. DeMarcus Cousins is back, this time with the Clippers. Then Fraud Not a Fraud: The Nets front court. Finally an injury roundup, Gordon Hayward out for four weeks, can the Hornets hang on? And then a new game called "Say What?" Things Knicks players say about the Knicks and Jay Thibodeau makes an appearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
NBA Buyout Problem? Nuggets True Contenders? Deep Dive on the Utah Jazz
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers bring you another episode of the Saturday Slam and Jam. On today's show they discuss the NBA buyout market and if it really is a small market vs. big market issue. They dive into the top 5 buyout players of the last 10 years, and answer the question of if it is a small market problem. Alex then asks the questions, "Are the Denver Nuggets title contenders?" With the addition of Aaron Gordon, does it put the Nuggets over the top? Are there different levels of contenders? We answer all that and more about the Nuggets. Then Tony Jones of the Athletic joins to help us answer all our questions about the Utah Jazz, including if they can win the title this season. Then we play our game show, Andrew vs. the Beat where Alex quizzes and Andrew and Tony on questions about the Jazz. Thanks for listening and tune in to see who the Wheel of Fandom picks next! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2021
Deadline Decompress, March Madness Scouting + Crunch Time Issues
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In this week's Nerder with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. Trade Deadlines de-compression. Nuggets, Bulls and Magic. Then, March Madness Over-scouting, players moving up draft rankings and how Kemba Walker moved the needle in a good way. Finally, crunch time issues. Time and score issues and “Don’t need a three. ” Dame Time? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Bron Le'cruitin' Steph? Deadline Winners, Foul Not A Foul, ROY Odds + JJ Redick Upset!
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and special guest Jay King debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: LeBron James is recruiting Steph Curry? On Monday Brian Windhorst set the internet aflame, in an otherwise boring week of news, with this gem! Take 2: Last Thursday the trade deadline was pretty pretty active guys, and some trades were indeed made. Take 3: Taking a different path this week let’s talk some women’s hoops. The UConn Baylor game lit the Twittersphere on fire earlier this week! With this foul or not a foul. Take 4: Continuing our weekly look at the Awards race with BetMGM.com let’s start with Rookie of the Year. Take 5: One of the 46 players moved last week was JJ Redick who went to the Dallas Mavericks, but JJ is not happy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
With Chris Webber
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In the latest Hoops Adjacent, TNT's Chris Webber drops by to talk to Wos and David. Chris' former teammate Juwan Howard coaching Michigan, the notorious long shorts, Keving Garnett's love, beating the Dream Team, maturing with the greats, protests, understanding history and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Around the NBA with J.A. Adande
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater are joined by legend of the business J.A. Adande to discuss his new podcast series 'The Dream Team Tapes: Kobe, LeBron & The Redeem Tea‪m‬' on the 2008 Olympic Men's Basketball team, the careers of Kobe, LeBron, Carmelo, Dwight, Chris Paul and more. How did these players impact the league we know today? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Trade Deadline Winners/Losers + Buyout Market & Draymod Green's Defense
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour, Jay King and Wos Lambre. Trade Deadline fallout, winners and losers. What impact will Aaron Gordon have on the Nuggets? Nikola Vučević and the Bulls? Also what's going on now with the buyout market...Andre Drummond to the Lakers. Gorgui Dieng? LaMarcus Aldridge to the Nets. Finally Draymond Green the greatest defender of all time? And much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
NBA Trade Deadline Draft and Detroit Pistons Development, Draft, and Young Player Rankings
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the NBA Trade Deadline and draft their most interesting trades of the day including Aaron Gordon to Denver, the Orlando Magic choosing their destiny, Oladipo to the Rockets and more. Alex then quizzes Andrew on the ages of players for Birthday Bash James Edwards, Detroit Pistons beat writer for the Athletic, joins the guys to discuss the Pistons' season, Jerami Grant's development, ranking the Pistons young players and then a Pistons Trivia Game. Thanks for listening, go to www.theathletic.com/nbashow to get the Athletic for $1 a month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2021
Myth Busting + NBA Circle of Life Found!
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In the latest Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo do some, myth busting..."My star player doesn't get fouled enough!" and "Seeding doesn't matter!!" And finally, The NBA Circle of Life: A Star is found! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
NBA Trade Deadline Recap (Live)
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In this week's Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, Mo Dakhil and Andrew Schlect recap the NBA Trade Deadline LIVE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Kerr's Upset, Giannis MVP?, Harden Sleeper?, Trade Deadline & Best Team in the NBA
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In this week's Point of Contention, Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper.  Take 1: Last week Steph was getting upset, this week it’s Steve Kerr! Kerr lashed out at Warriors analyst Drew Shilling for allegedly misquoting Kerr after he appeared on a Ringer podcast in which he said he enjoyed last year more than the Final year of the dynasty which obviously included Kevin Durant. Take 2: Just one week ago we were talking about the volatile MVP odds and yet again things have changed as two time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo moved into 4th place and is edging closer due to injuries to LeBron and Joel.  Take 3: In yet another plot twist to the MVP race, James Harden is now showing the 5th best odds at +1000. And to boost his campaign, Charles Barkley appeared on ESPN Radio in which he said that James Harden may be the best player in the world today! Take 4: Guys it’s Trade Deadline Day and players from across the league will be on the move to new destinations. Last week, we talked about which players we thought could be on the move and since then things have changed a bit. Take 5: It’s late March and the Suns are 29-13, second in the Western Conference. That’s unbelievable. But even more unreal, is that the Lakers keep slipping, now down to 28-16 and 4th in the Western Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Nets Are Rollin' with Sarah Kustock
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Nets broadcaster Sarah Kustock drops by to talk to David Aldridge and Wos Lambre about the red hot Brooklyn Nets. How James Harden has unlocked the offense, Steve Nash's experience, Kevin Durant's injury, the rivalry with the Knicks and much more. Also, At the top of the show, Wos and DA remember Elgin Baylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
NBA Trade Rumors + Traveling in the NBA season with Gary Washburn
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater are joined by Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe to discuss the NBA Trade deadline, is Aaron Gordon going to be moved? What about Kyle Lowry? Are the Warriors primed for a deal? All that and what it has been like to travel with the Celtics during the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
LeBron Concern, Miserable Rockets, Deadline Deals, Ben Simmons vs Rudy Gobert + LaMelo Ball Out
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, BIG Wos, Jay King and Tray Edwards. LeBron is out, and the guys are a little concerned over this injury more than prior ones. Then, the Rockets riding a 20 game losing streak, how will it affect their 2021 draft pick? Then Deadlines deals...can Victor Oladipo make a difference? Do the Hawks have to rethink the potential John Collins trade now that they are on a win streak? Ben Simons' war of words against Rudy Gobert and DPOY. Then LaMelo Ball is done for the year with a broken wrist, can he still win ROY? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
NBA Trade Deadline, Soaring Hawks + The Bucks and Giannis the MVP
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers recap this week in the NBA, discuss trades to improve the Celtics, Nets, Heat, and Clippers, and discuss what is different with the Hawks.  Eric Nehm joins to discuss the Bucks, Giannis case for the MVP, PJ Tucker's fit, and if they can change in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2021
PJ Tucker Impact + Giannis MVP + Suns Dive
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In this week's Nerder, Nekias Duncan drops by to talk with Dave, Seth and Mo. Topics discussed. PJ Tucker traded to the Bucks. More Giannis at the 5? Are they overlooked? Giannis MVP and the narrative. Plus a Suns Deep Dive. “Only room for one unexpected good team." What does the center rotation look like. Do we trust them in the playoffs? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Trade SZN, Meet the Nets, Steph Upset, Call of Duty + MVP Odds
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and guest Tom Haberstroh debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: The clock is ticking on deadline day just a week away, in which some big names could be on the move. Take 2: Bet the Nets! New odds on favorites to win NBA title. Take 3: Steph is getting upset! Take 4: Meyers Leonard’s Call of Duty! Take 5: Getting back to some betting fellas, and the old MVP race is getting more and more interesting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Meyers Leonard Reactions + March Madness with Seth Davis
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, college hoops guru Seth Davis drops by to talk about March Madness. Plus, David and Wos talk about the fallout from Meyers Leonard and his derogatory comment while playing Call of Duty online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
NBA Trade Season is HERE
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Fred Katz discuss the NBA at large and who could be moved at the trade deadline including Victor Oladipo, Bradley Beal, Aaron Gordon, Lonzo Ball, PJ Tucker, and LaMarcus Aldridge  Who is looking to make a trade? Who wants to upgrade? Who is selling? and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Knicks Back, Overrated Simmons, LMA Trade SZN and Fraud Not Fraud with Jason Conception
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In this week's Basketball Buds Crooked Media's Jason Conception, host of 'Takeline' and 'All Caps NBA' drops by to talk with Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards and Wos Lambre. The Knicks are rolling, but can it last? A Jazz announcer calls out Ben Simmons for the wrong reasons. LaMarcus Aldridge's trade destination? Finally Fraud / Not Fraud with Rudy Gobert and the Jazz and the Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Suns Contending? Rockets Tanking and a Deep Dive on the OKC Thunder
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the past week in the NBA, are the Phoenix Suns contenders, the fall of the Rockets and where they are headed and then they dive deep on the OKC Thunder and are joined by Thunder sideline reporter Nick Gallo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2021
'NBA Awards Status Check: Who is the Real MVP?'
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In this week's Nerder, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and guest Keith Parish of Fastbreak Breakfast roll thru the NBA Awards at midseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
With Kenny 'The Jet' Smith
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On this week's Hoops Adjacent, TNT's Kenny Smith drops by to talk with David Aldridge and Marcus Thompson about Inside, his new book, Rod Strickland, Bill Russell, HBCU's and much more. Plus Steph and LeBron's friendship and listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Let’s Get This Sh*t Over With
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Basketball Buds, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and Jade recap the 2021 All Star Game, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Lamelo Ball, Knicks Hope, and a Deep Dive on the Pelicans
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Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers are back again for another addition of the Saturday Slam and Jam! Today they discuss the week that was in the NBA, the Utah Jazz, Lamelo Ball’s emergence as a star, and the hope the Knicks are bringing to the table.  Then at the 30 minute mark Will Guillory joins to discuss the Pelicans and Zion Williamson, how the team will be build in the future, the trade deadline and then we play Andrew vs. the Beat! Tune in to see who is next on the Wheel of Fandom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2021
The Ballad of the Black Head Coach with Amin Elhassan
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In this week's Nerder, Amin Elhassan drops by to talk with Dave, Seth and Mo about the firing of Hawk's head coach Lloyd Pierce.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
Out of Touch Shaq?, Lloyd Pierce Rooked?, Harden Returns, Knicks Rumor + Top Shot WTF?
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Shaq vs Candace vs Wade Take 2: Did Lloyd Pierce get a raw deal? Take 3: Harden Returns to Houston, doesn't he deserve more? Take 4: Which superstar is heading to Knicks? Take 5: Top Shot, what the f***? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Why the Hawks Fired Lloyd Pierce + Mailbag
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent Hawks reporter Chris Kirschner drops by to talk with David and Wos about the Hawks' firing of head coach Lloyd Pierce. How Trae Young and others inside the locker room were unhappy with the direction, and how ownership has said nothing about it. Also how Atlanta will likely be handling the All Star Game and listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
The NBA's Best Young Players
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Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to break down Sam Vecenie's top 10 young talent rankings. Ja or Fox? Andrew Schlecht joins to discuss SGA and whether he should be ranked 6th. Does Donovan Mitchell get the proper respect? All this and more on today's episode. Check out Sam's work at the link below: https://theathletic.com/2375978/2021/02/25/zion-williamson-luka-doncic-trae-young-nba-young-talent-rankings-top-10/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Heat Culture Back Watch Out 76ers + Knicks Rollin' & Fraud Not A Fraud
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Jay King, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards and Wos Lambre. The Heat are back? Have they turned things around? Can they get to the top 4? Also, the Knicks are .500, what to expect moving forward. Fraud / Not A Fraud. Knicks playoffs? + Suns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Saturday Slam and Jam - Nets are Contenders, Celtics are Sputtering + Fred Katz on a Wild Wizards Week
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Andrew Schlecht hosts an all new episode of the Athletic NBA Show, Saturday Slam and Jam. On today's show Andrew and his co-host, Alex Speers, discuss the rise of the Brooklyn Nets and if they are contenders, what is happening with the Boston Celtics, and then Fred Katz joins to discuss the Wizards and play some Wizards Trivia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2021
Basketball Feelings + Raptors & Lowry with Katie Heindl
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, Mo Dakhil and special guest Katie Heindl of Basketball Feelings and Dishes and Dimes Podcast. https://basketballfeelings.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
All Star Snubs, Lakers Trouble, Draymond's Sorry, MVP Odds & Fake Crowd Noise
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper Take 1: All Star Reserve Snubs! Take 2: Lake Show in Trouble? Take 3: Draymond Did it Again Take 4: MVP Betting Odds Take 5: Ejection Controversy + Fake Crown Chants Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Still Riding with Draymond Green? + Fan Mailbag
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In this week's episode of Hoops Adjacent, Wos and David Aldridge talk to Warriors reporter Marcus Thompson on where the Warriors are now, and what's been going on with Draymond Green. Marcus' article: https://theathletic.com/2404294/2021/02/22/draymond-green-warriors-ejection-thompson/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Timberwolves Coaching Changes + All Star Team Battles
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Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz, Anthony Slater, and special guest Jon Krawczynski.  In part 1 they discuss the Timberwolves coaching change from firing Ryan Saunders and hiring Chris Finch as head coach. How does this impact the present and future for the Wolves? In part 2, starting at the (27:42 mark) the guys stick around to discuss All Star reserves and how they choose from players from the same team including the Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Celtics and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
All Star Reserves Debate East/West + Anthony Edwards Dunk
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Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Wos Lambre talk about the All Star Reserves to be announced this Thursday. Locks and likely to be snubbed. In the West, Rudy or Donovan Mitchell? Chris Paul or Devin Booker? Will Zion make it? What about Mike Conley? In the East, it's a little harder to pick locks. Sabonis vs Turner? Lavine vs Young? Julius Randle? And much more, join us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Better Than The Box Score + What Me Worry? Bucks, Heat, Raptors, Celtics, Nuggets, Mavs
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Mo and Seth break out the Worry Meter to analyze the Bucks, Heat, Raptors, Nuggets and Mavs. Also a listener question... How do you identify guys that are better than their box scores? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
The Artist & The Athlete preview
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Lindsey Czarniak hosts a brand now podcast featuring a new artist and athlete each week. Listen to this preview and then subscribe to the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Draymond Double Standard, Lakers in Trouble? + Steph's Best? + All Star Picks + Best Trios
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In the week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Draymond's Double Standard: Business or Bullshit? Take 2: Lakers in trouble without AD? Take 3: Steph's Best Year? Take 4: All Star Picks Take 5: Best trios ever Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Everyone is talking 'bout the Utah Jazz with Sarah Todd
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Jazz reporter Sarah Todd crops by to talk about the Utah Jazz, how things are different, and the same, this year. The mindset of the team, and the importance of playing game to game. How players love playing for Quin Snyder. Also, the "beef" between Donovan Mitchell and Shaq, and how things went down the night the league was shut down from Covid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Anthony Davis' injury, John Wall's interview, and Poeltl Power
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Sam Amick, Fred Katz, and Anthony Slater discuss Fred's interview with John Wall, the process of interviewing NBA players, and then they bounce around the Western Conference discussing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
John Wall Spurned? + Giannis Said What? + The Great Jazz Debate + Nets Best in East? + The Worry Meter
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and Wos Lambre. John Wall speaks, and feels the Wizards handled his trade request the wrong way. Is he asking too much? Then Giannis calls the Jazz the best team in the West, which sparks a big debate on the Al Horford-Josh Smith Hawks between Jay and the fellas. Plus, Draymond Green calls the Nets the best team in the East, is that true? Finally the guys check on 'The Worry Meter' for the Celtics, Hawks and Heat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Drop Coverage + Rushing the Process + Jazz
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo discuss the issues of Drop Coverage. Then "Rushing the Process" (Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Memphis, OKC and New Orleans) and finally, are we just patting the Jazz on the head? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
MVP Leader, All Star Game Blame, One Trade Away, Pretenders/Contenders + National Anthem
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Who is the MVP frontrunner? Take 2: Does the league not care about the players? Take 3: Western Conference, One Trade Away! Take 4: Contenders and Pretenders in the East? Take 5: Should the National Anthem be played at games? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Coaching the G League and Betting on Yourself with Brian Shaw
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent G-League's Ignite head coach Brian Shaw drops by to talk with DA and Wos about his new job as head coach for the G League's Ignite squad. What it takes to motivate the guys, and what it takes to be a professional, The business of basketball, breaking bad habits and more. Also, Brian talks his early days in the league, negotiating with Red Auerbach and the Celtics and betting on yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
76ers are Contenders, ROY Race, and Bounce Back Teams
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Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss the NBA at large. In part 1 they are joined by Derek Bodner, 76ers beat writer for the Athletic, to discuss the hot start of the 76ers and if they are contenders for the NBA title this year.  Then the guys stick around to discuss who should be the rookie of the year, who's is the MVP, whether the Knicks or Kings are more real, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
NBA's Protocol Problem, Nikola Jokic MVP Debate, Jamal Murray's Bubble Popped, Luka's MVP Chances Falling + Rose to Knicks
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Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, Wos Lambre, Jay King, Dave DuFour and Tray Edwards. First up the NBA's protocol problem, Kevin Durant and the All Star Game. Then, a new segment called 'That Take is Hot!' Is Nikola eligible for MVP? Jamal Murray's regression since the bubble. Then, can Luka Doncic finish Top 5 in MVP? Finally Derrick Rose traded to Knicks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Stretch Big Dead? + Need for Speed + Offseason Plans Go Awry
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Seth and Mo talk about whether the stretch big is dead? Then, how peed kills front offices and coaches. What happens when offseason plans go awry? Prepping for the trade deadline and end of game deer in headlights coaching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Oubre Killin' Curry, Jazz #1, Beal Gone, Wasting Lillard, Freaks Courtside
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Kelly Oubre is killing Steph Curry! That’s not a question! Take 2: Are the Utah Jazz the best team in the NBA? Take 3: Bradley Beal is frustrated but wants to remain in DC? Take 4: Is Damian Lillard wasting away in Portlandia? (sung to the harmony of Margaritaville.) Take 5: Who the hell were those people yelling at LeBron? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Trail Blazers Dive, Dame's Legacy with Jason Quick + Mailbag
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Trail Blazers reporter Jason Quick drops by to talk Trail Blazers, Dame's commitment to Portland and the team, the lack of communication from the owner....whether they need to make a change with their front office, their terrible defense and what winning titles means to a Lillard's legacy. Also, Wos and DA on Black History Month, and listener questions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Time for a Beal trade? Jokic better than Giannis? + Net Rating Investigation
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Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss the possibility of a Bradley Beal trade and who the suitors would be, is Jokic better than Giannis?, and a net rating investigation.  Then Sam, Fred and Anthony pay their respects to Sekou Smith after he passed away from COVID-19 last week. They discuss his impact on their lives and the NBA community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
The Jazz Are Really Good, Nets Alpha?, JJ Redick Trade Market + Klay Trash Talking
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The Basketball Buds with Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Wos Lambre, Jay King and Tray Edwards. This week...despite a loss to the Nuggets snapping an 11 game winning streak, the Jazz are really good. Is this the Jazz team people expecting last year? Are they the best matchup against the Lakers? Then the Nets, and the dynamics of who "controls" the offense. Who is the closer? Jeff Greene dunking on people, after all these years. After that the JJ Redick trade market, Can the Celtics get him? Do they need him? Knicks, 76ers perhaps? Then, Klay Thompson goes WWE on Rodney McGruder post-game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
The Balance Between the Individual Player and The Team + Fan Mailbag
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In this week's Nerder, Dave, Mo and Seth ponder this: A number of teams have bumped up against the limits of where maximizing a star player is no longer beneficial to the team’s offense as a whole, when team efficiency should be the true goal. Plus listener questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Trade Lonzo! Warriors Outrage, Bron MVP, Shaq A Jerk? + All Star Game
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In this week's Point of Contention , Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate along with special guest Tray Edwards. Hosted by Mo Dakhil. Take 1: Is a bird in the hand worth more than two in the bush? Pelicans trade SZN hath begun. Take 2: Fire Steve Kerr? Warriors Twitter erupts. Take 3: The Way Too Early Check-in on the MVP race. Take 4: Is Shaq the worst human being ever? Take 5: To All Star or Not To All Star. That is the question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
All Things Lakers with Brad Turner
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, DA and Wos talk with LA Times Lakers reporter, Brad Turner about Kobe, Jerry West, Shaq, LeBron James, LeBron James, LeBron James and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Western Conference Deep Dive
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Tampering Podcast: Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater break down the Western Conference, how good the Jazz have been, the struggles of the Nuggets, can the Mavs get healthy and improve? How good are the Blazers and Warriors, and much more 53:48 the guys discuss the 1 year anniversary of the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his continuous impact on the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Clippers...Good (Again?), Jazz Rolling, Level Up?, Shaq Beef, Not Kyrie, Cavs, Steph Passes Reggie (Technically)
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards and James Edwards III talk about the Clippers now 13-4, and the playmaking of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Then the red-hot Jazz are rolling, 8 wins in a row. Also the Shaq vs Mitchell beef. What team has a better chance to level up? Then whether Kyrie is the issue after dropping two games to Cleveland. Are the Cavs coming together? Finally Steph passes Reggie, but didn't he really pass him a long time ago? And Kevin Porter Jr fresh start in Houston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Star Integration, Harden-Nets, Jazz + Protecting Teams from Being Dumb
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In this week's Nerder, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow talk about star integration and James Harden and the Nets. Also, Mike Conley and Utah last year vs this year. Then, should the league protect teams from themselves, contract lengths and Stepien rules. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Lakers Tryin?, Kyrie Confusion, Vax PSA?, Giannis, “That’s Not Basketball”
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson and James Edwards III debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Are the Lakers even trying? / Warriors Take 2: How hard is it to call out of work? Take 3: What else will the NBA ask Black Athletes to do to save the World? Take 4: Who should take the last shot for the Bucks? Take 5: “That’s Not Basketball” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Clippers Deep Dive with Law Murray
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, The Athletic's Clippers beat reporter, Law Murray joins David Aldridge and Wos Lambre to talk about the enigmatic Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Inside the Harden Rockets Breakup + Early NBA Surprises
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Sam Amick is joined by Kelly Iko, Anthony Slater, and Kelly Iko to discuss the behind the scenes story of the Harden trade to Brooklyn, COVID protocols, the Raptors slow start, Jerami Grant’s emergence, and other early season surprises.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Harden's Debut + Nets Outlook, The Kyrie Question and Lakers' Sleepwalk to Finals
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The Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour and BIG Wos on James Harden's Nets debut. His crazy fluctuation in weight, and the outlook in Brooklyn here on out. Plus Caris LaVert out indefinitely in Indiana, shortly after being traded in Harden deal. Then the Lakers' easy ride to an inevitable Finals title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Harden, Rocket's Process + How to Watch the Game with Ben Falk
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This week's Nerder, with Ben Falk from CleaningTheGlass.com. Dave, Mo and Seth talk to Ben about the huge Harden-to-the-Nets trade that went down on Wednesday, the process in Houston, How to watch the game and Xs and Os vs. Player personnel scouting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Beal Or No Beal, LaMelo Ballin' + LeBron Trollin
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In this week's episode of Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Beal to the Warriors? Take 2: Lakers having too much fun? Take 3: LeMelo better than we thought Take 4: Warriors sizzlin' sort of Take 5: James Harden talk or TV talk? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
James Harden Traded to Nets - Emergency Pod
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Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil, Mike Smeltz, Seth Partnow and Wos Lambre break down the blockbuster trade between the Nets and Rockets that sends Harden to Brooklyn to reunite with Kevin Durant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Performative Measures and Image + Raptors Rut, Spurs Never Die, Mailbag with Amin Elhassan
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Amin Elhassan drops by to talk with DA and Wos about leaving ESPN and joining forces with Dan LeBatard. Then, the many inconsistencies of Covid protocols. Plus, the Raptors rut and the Never Die Spurs. And finally the very first Hoops A Mailbag. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
NBA Eastern Conference Top 5 + Hawks Drama
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Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz, Anthony Slater and Chris Kirschner to discuss the Hawks drama and how the get back on track and then Amick, Katz and Slater give their top 5 teams in the Eastern Conference.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
NBA's Covid Mess + Rookie Status Check + Injuries
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In this week's edition of the Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tray Edwards and Mike Smeltz of the 'Glue Guys' pod talk about what the hell is going on with the NBA and Covid. Then a look at the Rookie class, James Wiseman, Tyrese Haliburton, Anthony Edwards, among others. Then some key injuries in the NBA, a roundup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
76ers Dive, Joel Embiid + Changing Rotations and Minutes
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In this week's Nerder Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow dive down on the 76ers, Joel Embiid playing like and MVP, Simmons' aggressiveness, Tobias Harris and Doc Rivers. Before that, the guys talk about changing rotations on the fly and minutes per game and production decrease. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Blame Oscar, Expansion, East-West Surprises, Sac Dad Fight
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In this week's Point of Contention Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Steph's Legacy debate. Take 2: NBA Expansion now? Take 3: Eastern Conference Surprises Take 4: Western Conference Take 5: Bagley vs Fox Dad Fight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Warriors, Draymond + Steph, Bagley Jr. Future, Matt Barnes with Marcus Thompson
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Marcus Thompson drops by to talk about the new look Warriors, Draymond Green, Steph, Marvin Bagley Jr. and finally Matt Barnes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Bradley Beal trade destinations and Steph Curry goes off
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Sam Amick, Anthony Slater, and Fred Katz discuss Steph Curry's big night, Bradley Beal's situation with the Wizards and possible trade destinations, plus what teams are interesting after the first few games.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
Shaq Shade, Marvin Bagley Jr. Trade + Playoffs, Layoffs or Way Off with Hawks, Warriors, Nuggets , Raptors, Suns
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New Year, New Basketball Buds with Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King, Dave DuFour and BIG Wos. First, Marvin Bagley Jr.'s Dad wants a trade for his son, that's awkward. Then Shaq has some words about Rudy Gobert cashing in with the Jazz. Finally a new segment called 'Playoffs, Layoff or Way Off.' The contestants, Atlanta Hawks, Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Small Sample Theater, Early Impressions, Zion, Raptors, Nuggets + Expansion
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In this New Year's edition of Nerder on the Athletic NBA Show, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil give their early impressions on the first week of the NBA season. Zion and the Pelicans. The Raptors offensive problems continue into this year, why? The Denver Nuggets' defense is a problem. Mavericks without Porzingis and Luka's three point shot. And finally the NBA is considering expansion again, is this a good decision? Watch Mo's video breakdown series. https://twitter.com/MoDakhil_NBA/status/1343942123662442496?s=20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2021
Warriors in trouble? 76ers predicament and rookie surprises
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Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss the stories around the league including the Warriors struggles, the 76ers potential trade predicament, NBA rookies, Wizards 0-3 start and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
The NBA Christmas Day Carol
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In this special edition of the NBA Show, Zach Harper, David Aldridge, Sam Amick, Marcus Thompson, Jay King, Tray Edwards, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour and Jay King preview the 2020 NBA Christmas Day lineup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Lakers Clippers battle, Kevin Durant's come back, and the next star to be traded
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Sam Amick is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss what to look forward to in the first half of the NBA Season including the Lakers Clippers battle, KD and the Nets, the Hawks potential, who gets traded next, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Lamelo's Highlight Factory, Rudy Gobert-Jazz Extension + GM Survey Breakdown
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`In this week's edition of the BasketBuds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Tray Edwards, BIG Wos and Dave DuFour breakdown the $205 Million extension Rudy Gobert has agreed to with the Utah Jazz. Then, NBA.com's annual GM Survey is out and the fellas react to some surprising results. Also why Jay can't stand social media when it comes to LaMelo Ball's passing highlights. GM Survey - https://www.nba.com/news/2020-21-gmsurvey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Awards Roundtable with Ben Taylor
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On the latest Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, Mo Dakhil and Thinking Basketball's Ben Taylor on Giannis signing and media influence on front offices. Awards the fellas don’t care about and why.. Plus the Willis Reed Comeback Player of the Year Award.  Check out Thinking Basketball on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3HPbvB6f58X_7SMIp6OPYw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Giannis' Extension Means? + Kyrie Trippin' + Rookie Status Check + Out of Shape Harden
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: What does Giannis' super-max extension mean for the Bucks? Take 2: KD and Kyrie on Instagram Live, staged social media event? Take 3: Rookie status check after a few preseason games. Take 4: Gordon Heyward hurt, should you wear rings? Take 5: James Harden and Zion, out of shape? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
The Field vs LA, Beyond Last Dance and Giannis Extension with JA Adande
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent, J.A. Adande drops by to talk with David Aldridge and Wos about how good the field is this year, after the Lakers. Then JA's podcast Beyond the Last Dance, thoughts on that, and finally Giannis Antetokounmpo signs a 5-year supermax with the Bucks. But does it mean he's staying long-term? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
10 Questions on the Western Conference
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Sam Amick is joined by Anthony Slater and Tony Jones to discuss the NBA Western Conference: Does James Harden finish the season as a Rocket? If not where is he going? Who makes the biggest fall? (We can exclude OKC) Where are the Mavs in the West standings? How far will the Nuggets fall? Will the Clippers drama keep them from the WCF again? Who you got... Blazers or Jazz? Are the Warriors a playoff lock? Can CP3 get the Suns in the top 8? Who makes the play in tournament? Lakers or the field to win the West? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
10 Questions on the Eastern Conference
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Basketball Buds: Dave Dufour, BIG Wos, Tray Edwards, Rich Hofmann and Jay King go through this list of 10 questions to preview the Eastern Conference.  1. Should Miami be the favorites to make the Finals? 2. Did the Bucks do enough to solve their problems? 3. Does Boston need another leap from Jayson Tatum? (Will they miss Hayward?) 4. Have we all abandoned Toronto too early? 5. Will Brooklyn have enough defense to compete for the 1 seed? 6. Now that Philly has a roster that makes some sense around Embiid and Simmons, what does success look like for this team?  7. Who finishes higher in the standings: Pacers, Wizards, Hawks, or Magic? 8. Who is going to be the best rookie in the East? 9. Who gets the 1 seed? 10. Who makes the Finals? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Where Harden Would Fit + Knicks-Sixers Org Alignment + Importance of Continuity
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In the latest episode of Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil talk about teams that could make it work with James Harden. Then teams and organizational alignment including the Knicks and 76ers. Finally the importance of continuity in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Harden to Warriors? Kyrie the Hypocrite? Tank for Cade, TV Schedule Oddities + Bogut Tribute
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Welcome to Point of Contention: Marcus Thompson and Ethan Strauss debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Harden's Exit plan, repercussions from the league and Harden to the Warriors. Take 2: Is Kyrie's "silence" hypocritical? Take 3: Tank Season. The rush to get Cade Cunningham. Take 4: National TV schedule oddities Take 5: Andrew Bogut tribute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
NBA Drama Never Sleeps + Warriors Outlook and Chances
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In the latest edition of Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge and Wos Lambre along with Marcus Thompson and Anthony Slater try to get get a grip on all the drama going down right now in the NBA. James Harden, Kyrie Irving and how the players have distanced themselves from the media. Then a mini-dive into the Warriors upcoming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Harden and the Rockets, Westbrook and the Wizards, and the best guards in the East
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Sam Amick is joined by Kelly Iko and Fred Katz to discuss the James Harden saga with the Rockets, will he be on the team? Where could he be traded? Then they shift over to the Wizards and if Russell Westbrook can make an impact on the Eastern conference as their lead guard. Producer Andrew Schlecht then joins for listener questions to wrap up the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
James Harden's Commitment, Kyrie's Silence, Doc the Salesman with Tom Haberstroh
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In the latest Basketball Buds, with Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Jay King, Tray Edwards and BIG Wos, the fellas welcome in NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh to talk about James Harden's commitment level to the Rockets this year. Also, Kyrie decides not to speak with the media, what that means. And finally Doc vs Paul George in another round of NBA beef. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Westbrook-Wall Trade, Warriors-Nets Achilles Heels, Lakers Moves + Star Power
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In the latest Nerder, Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil breakdown the Russell Westbrook for John Wall trade. What to expect from the Warriors sans Klay Thompson. Kevin Durant's injury return. The Lakers free agent acquisitions. Clippers off-season and star power and preferential treatment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
King Kawhi, Lakers' Dynasty, Christmas Day, Curry UA Brand, Joakim Noah Tribute
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Point of Contention. Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Kawhi the King! And special privileges for Paul George? Take 2: LeBron and the Lakers Dynasty to Come Take 3: Christmas Day Games Take 4: Curry Brand and Golf Take 5. Tribute to Joakim Noah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Tales in Broadcasting & The New Normal Nets with Ian Eagle
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In the latest Hoops Adjacent broadcasting legend Ian Eagle joins David Aldridge and Wos Lambre.  Talking about what it's like broadcasting under the new normal circumstances; no fans, piped in sounds due to Covid 19. Then how the Nets have revamped the culture, and being in the spotlight. Courting agents. Then, Ian's favorite broadcasters and much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
NBA Free Agency: Inside the Bogdanovic debacle, improvements in LA, and the Thunder tear down
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Sam Amick returns and is joined by Fred Katz and Anthony Slater to discuss NBA Free Agency including the Bogdanovic debacle, the Lakers and Clippers improving, the Thunder replenishing, and then they answer your questions including who will be the Rookie of the Year, the direction of the Kings, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Nate vs Jake Paul, Celtics' Plan?, Rockets & Pelicans + Zion
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In this week's Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Trey Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil talk about the fight between Nate Robinson and Jake Paul. Then teams that made questionable decisions during free agency. What is the Celtics' plan? What about the Rockets? And Zach's sleeper pick, the Pelicans. Finally the health and safety protocol heading into next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Lakers Lock, Giannis Speaks, Trust the Process?, FA Winners + Losers, Play In / Play out?
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Point of Contention: Marcus Thompson and James Edwards III debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Money Money Money Money! lakers a lock? Take 2: Why hasn’t Giannis signed? Take 3: Trust the Process! Or Not? Take 4: FA Winners and Losers Take 5: Play in or play out? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Free Agency Madness (Part 2) with Nate Duncan
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent David Aldridge and BIG Wos talk to Nate Duncan, host of the Dunk'd On Podcast, about all the moves going down in the NBA up until now, Tuesday November 24th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Money Money Money, Money! NBA Free Agency Madness (Part 1)
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Dave DuFour try to get a hold of the flurry of action over the weekend with free-agency and the amount of money going out the door.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Draft Recap + Decode + Klay + Bucks Dilemma with The Crew
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Special edition Draft Recap Edition with Zach Harper, BLK Tray, Seth Partnow, Marcus Thompson, Seth Partnow, BIG Wos, Jon K, Jay King, Ethan Strauss, Sam Amick and James Edwards III. Hosted by Dave DuFour Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Free Agency + Draft Rumors and Rumblings with Sam Vecenie
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On this week's Hoops Adjacent David Aldridge and Wos Lambre talk to Draft guru Sam Vecenie. Reaction to the Bucks moves, getting Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic. Will James Harden get to Brooklyn? What's happening with the Wizards and Joh Wall? Will Westbrook end up with the Knicks? Plus the very latest on the NBA Draft and what teams may or may not do on Wednesday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Lakers Making Moves, James Harden's Destiny + Guess that Draft Profile
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards, BIG Wos and Jay King on the BIG Trade between the Thunder and Lakers. Danny Green's career vs Dennis Schroder's career year. Plus, James Harden, trade awaits.. Where will he land...Brooklyn? Then, Shillman Poortita pays a visit to the show to talk about how to do business. And finally we play the game, Guess that Draft Profile! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
What's Next Rockets? Who Wants Westbrook? Trading Block + Draft Process
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil on the crisis ongoing in Houston with James Harden and Russell Westbrook looking to bolt. Team culture, and the loss of Mike D'Antoni and Daryl Morey. Where will Russ end up? Charlotte? Also where will Victor Oladipo go? Plus, the Draft process, interviews and workouts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
NBA Back, Houston Problem, Draft or Trade?, CP3 to Suns?, Contentious Christmas
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Point of Contention: Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: NBA is back...too soon? Take 2: Houston we got problems. harden and Westbrook want out? Take 3: NBA Draft. Do the Warriors trade the #2 pick? Take 4: Chris Paul to Suns? Take 5: Contentious Christmas Day matchups Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
One & Two: What will Wolves and Warriors do in the Draft?
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Hoops Adjacent: David Aldridge and Wosny Lambre along with Wolves reporter Jon Krawczynski and Warriors reporter Marcus Thompson to sort through the possibilities in the upcoming NBA Draft for the two top teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
72 Games, CBA Extension + CP3 / Jrue Destinations + Suns
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Basketball Buds: Wosny Lambre, Jay King and Tray Edwards talking about the impending December 22nd start for the next NBA Season and potential landing spots for Chris Paul and Jrue Holiday. And the obligatory, much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Silas' Rockets. 76ers + Morey & Brand. Klutch Backlash + Steph Marbury Gatekeeper
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BLK Tray, BIG Wos and Dave DuFour talk about the Rockets hiring of Head Coach Stephen Silas. Then more on 76ers, Morey and Elton Brand. The a Klutch workout that has gotten some people riled up. More Anonymous quotes. Then the December season restart and will Stars sit?. The CBA. And finally Stephon Marbury has a problem with analysts that never played basketball.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Fixing the Sixers + Building a Coaching Staff with Yaron Weitzman
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Nerder She Wrote: Yaron Weitzman author of 'Tanking to the Top' joins Dave, Seth and Mo to talk about the 76ers and their new Operations Head Daryl Morey. How will Morey be different from Hinkie? Morey's relationship with Doc Rivers. What about Elton Brand? The what goes into building a coaching staff. Should staffs get bigger? Then Oklahoma City Thunder concerns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Daryl Morey Back, Xmas Ball?, New Billionaire in Utah, Nash's Nets, BIG Board
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In this week's Point of Contention, Ethan Strauss and James Edwards III debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Daryl Morey hired by 76ers. Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid? Take 2: NBA plans to return on December 22. Too soon? Take 3: Jazz sold. Are billionaires collecting NBA teams? Take 4: Nash's Nets. Great Expectations? Take 5: BIG Board: Warriors smoke and mirror play? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Black Lives Matter with Howard Beck and Bucks' VP Alex Lasry
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This week, on Hoops Adjacent, David Aldridge talks with Howard Beck and Bucks' SVP Alex Lasry on the importance of Black Lives Matter. How George Hill set off an unprecedented event of protest, and where the NBA goes from here. Is the NBA's plan to start back up December 22 too soon? Will the players play? Reasoning the Bucks' exit from the Bubble and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Christmas Basketball? + Pat Riley Speaks Asterisk + What. Is. Happening: In Brooklyn? + Karl vs Cousins
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Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Jay King and Mo Dakhil. What is the NBA thinking? Going thru the Sham's report that the NBA may start the next season by Christmas. Then, Pat Riley speaks the case for the 2020 Finals asterisk, but why not let LeBron have his day? Victor Oladipo, the Pacers future and the Future (not a typo). Finally, the Nets new coach Amar'e Stoudemire and what is happening in Brooklyn? And...George Karl vs DeMarcus Cousins. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
NBA player tiers and NBA team building
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Mo Dakhil, Seth Partnow and John Hollinger discuss Seth's player tiers on theathletic.com and how looking at players like this affects NBA team building. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Stan Van Back + Lue's Load + Tier Ranks + Harden Changed My Life? + Survey Says?
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In this week's Point of Contention Marcus Thompson and Mo Dakhil debate. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Stan “The Man” Van Gundy is BACK! Take 2: Load Under Lue Management! Take 3: Rank and Overreact! Take 4: "James Harden changed my life?" Take 5: Survey Says!? Most high profile player likely to be moved? Rants Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
"You Sweat, I Sweat" Talking with Lakers' Coach Phil Handy
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David Aldridge and Wos Lambre welcome in Lakers' assistant coach about what it was like winning the NBA Championship in the Orlando Bubble. LeBron's unmatched commitment to the game and how James is a lot like Kobe. Then growing up in Oakland, thick skin and being tough. Also JR Rider's status as maybe the best player ever to come from the Bay area. Finally, why Anthony Davis is a Unicorn and coaching young fellas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Daryl Morey (Steps Down) Deep Dive + Ty Lue's Decision + BJ Johnson RIP
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Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Wosny Lambre, Jay King and Tray Edwards deep dive on Daryl Morey, the Rockets and the lasting effects, and fallout of a legendary GM stepping down in Houston. Also Ty Lue's decision to take the Clippers job despite "chemistry issues" in LA. Finally the passing of B.J. Johnson.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Nerder Mailbag + Morey Steps Down + Ty Lue's Clippers
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In this week's Nerder, Dave Dufour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil take listener questions for a long overdue Mailbag. Also, Daryl Morey steps down as Rockets GM. The important impact he had throughout his tenure in Houston. Also can Ty Lue fix the Clippers? Are bigs back? Beating the Lakers Rookies in the Bubble aren’t rookies Most interesting teams for offseason Should the league institute a minutes limit? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Decoding 'Respect' + 2021 MVP Odds + Lue in NOLA? + Warriors Return + Giannis in South Beach
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In this week's Point of Contention, Marcus Thompson debates James Edwards 3.0. Hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Decoding "Respect" Take 2: 2021 MVP Odds. LeBron gets disrespected again. Take 3: Coaching Carousal. Ty Lue to NOLA, Houston or LA? Take 4: Warriors Return, should we be scared? Take 5: Giannis leaving for South Beach? Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
The MJ vs LeBron Debate Explained
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David Aldridge, Wos Lambre and Marcus Thompson assess the current debate about who is the Greatest of all time, Michael Jordan or LeBron James. Who exactly doesn't respect LeBron and the reasons why we should. Does this title count? Do the Lakers Milwaukee titles count? Are they really the ' We Believe Lakers?" Then, hats off to Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
LeBron's Legacy + NBA bubble wrap up
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Tampering Podcast: Sam Amick is joined by Dan Woike, Michael Rosenberg, and Jared Greenberg to discuss their time in the NBA bubble, LeBron's legacy and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
LeBron Does It Again: Lakers Take Title + Bubble Awards
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Jay King and Tray Edwards recap Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Also the Official 2020 Bubble Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Game For the Ages: Heat x Lakers Recap + Decode
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Basketball Buds, Dave DuFour, Wos Lambre, Mo Dakhil and Jared Weiss break down Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2020
Bubble Thoughts, No Fans, Heat Culture + Spoelstra + Underdog Lakers with Coach David Thorpe
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil welcome in Coach David Thorpe to talk about how the NBA has handled the Bubble Presentation. Then a discussion on the Heat culture and specifically Erik Spoelstra. Finally, the We Believe Lakers, Frank Vogel and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
The Heat Is On, FIxing the Sixers, Kyrie's Altered State, NBA Over?, Finals MVP is Silly
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In this week's Point of Contention, Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson debate...hosted by Zach Harper. Take 1: Is it over for Miami? Take 2: Is Doc a good fit for the 76ers or does he need a break? Take 3: How high was Kyrie? Take 4: Will the NBA ever play again? Take 5: Who will win Finals MVP and who cares? Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Doc's BIG Project in Philly, LeBron's GOAT Resume + The Kyrie Conundrum
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Michael Lee drops by to talk with David and Wos about the mess in Philly that Doc Rivers has decided to try and fix. Then, it's getting harder and harder to deny LeBron James' GOAT status. Finally, Kyrie Irving, Steve Nash, KD now all in Brooklyn. How do the guys think it will go down? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Executive director of the NBPA Michele Roberts
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Sam Amick is joined by executive director of the NBPA Michele Roberts to discuss the NBA bubble, CBA negotiations, if they would do another bubble, when and how next season will proceed, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Jimmy Butler's Heat Take A Game
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Jay King and Tray Edwards recap Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Where did the Lakers go? Jimmy's amazing game. Then, the enigmatic Kyrie Irving strikes again! What does it mean for Steve Nash's Brooklyn Nets? Then, is Doc the right fit for the 76ers? Finally, Finals predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Lakers x Heat Recap + Decode with Ben Taylor
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Thinking Basketball's Ben Taylor drops by to talk with Dave, Seth and Mo about G1 of the NBA Finals. Lakers small ball still vs Heat very small ball Switching recklessly vs Bron and AD Solomon Hill and Iguodala liability Rockets micro-ball lesson Luck Adjust: Lakers Shooting likely to regress Evaluating players by playoff performance Playoff Davis vs Regular Season Gobert Swiss Army knife players Rookies aren’t rookies anymore Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Point of Contention: Lakers-Heat, Doc Out, Instant Replay, Big Board + Finals Predictions
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Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss, James Edwards III and Mo Dakhil. Take 1: lakers x Heat, what to expect. Take 2: Doc Rivers Out, the right move? Take 3: Are Replay Reviews killing the game? Take 4: Get your BIG BOARD out it’s time to Draft. Take 5: Finals Predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Bubble Wrap, Heat-Lakers, Covering Bron in MIA, with Tom Haberstroh
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David and Wos welcome to the show, NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh to talk about how it all went for the NBA and the Bubble, Lakers-Heat, covering LeBron in Miami and ESPN's The Heat Index, and finally Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Lakers Owner Jeanie Buss on the NBA Finals and how LeBron is different
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Tampering: On today's show Sam Amick is joined by Jeanie Buss, Lakers owner, to discuss the Lakers return to the NBA Finals, tragedy in amongst the Lakers this year, how LeBron is different from other stars the Lakers have had, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
2020 NBA Finals: Heat vs Lakers
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tray Edwards, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Andrew Schlect react to the Heat winning in Six games over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals and preview the Lakers vs Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Celtics-Heat Deep Dive, Herro Ball and Bam + The Future is Now.
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. In this week's episode the guys deep dive on the Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals including, Miami’s dominant zone, Bam Adebayo dominance and everyone new Hero, Tyler Herro, Then, a rant from Seth about young players going off. The future is now! Finally thoughts on Lakers-Nuggets prior to Game 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
Never Say Die Nuggets, LeYawn James, C's Savior, Billy’s Bulls and MVP Fraudulence
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Point of Contention. A Debate Show. With Marcus Thompson, ESPN's Amin Elhassan and Zach Harper. Take 1: The Nuggets are back baby! Take 2: What’s going on ...with Bron? Take 3: Did Gordon Hayward save the Celtics? Take 4: Billy's Bull's + Black Head Coaches Shunned Again Take 5: LeBron's MVP Ploy x Players Hate Players Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Hot Hand, Bubble Noise and Biden vs Trump with Nate Silver
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On this week's Hoops Adjacent, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver drops by to talk about the "Hot Hand," reflecting on Jeremy Lin and "Linsanity." Also what to make of great performances in the Bubble, is it real? Then, insight into polling for the the 2020 Election and comparisons to 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
Anthony Davis' Legacy, Kobe's Influence, KD in the DM's
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Sam Amick is joined by Bill Oram and Anthony Slater to discuss Anthony Davis' big moment with the Lakers, his legacy since leaving New Orleans, Kobe's influence on this title run, a great KD story from Slater, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Anthony Davis' Moment Finally Arrives
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Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, Jay King and Dave DuFour recap the dramatic end to Game 2 between the Lakers and Nuggets. Also checking in on Celtics-Heat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Deconstructing Nuggets-Lakers, Putting the Pieces Together, Is This A Thing?
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This week on Nerder with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow, the guys try to sort through the Lakers and Nuggets matchup, discuss the importance of chemistry, and a new installment of “Is this a thing? Topics: Lakers x Nuggets Center matchup Guards Jokic/Murray pick and roll Don’t let anyone but LeBron beat you It takes more than talent to win Clippers lack of chemistry Doc doesn’t practice Hard to put pieces together vs. adding a piece Miami and Jimmy Butler, Spurs Is this a thing? Changing of the guard Younger players in prominent roles (Tatum, Brown, Bam, Murray, Jokic) All 4 coaches under the age of 50 Relying on veterans in the playoffs even when they are struggling Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
No Jokic, Unstoppable Heat, Giannis' Future, Russ Dilemma + Playoff MVP
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Point of Contention with Marcus Thompson, Ethan Strauss and Zach Harper debate the Hot Take. Topics: 1. Did the Nuggets Win or did the Clipper lose? Kawhi choke? 2. Miami Heat NBA Champs? 3. Giannis vs The Bucks vs Free Agency 4. Russell Westbrook Future 6th Man of the Year? 5. PoC's Playoff MVP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
The Battle for LA + Covering LeBron with Allie Clifton
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David and Wos welcome in host of the Road Trippin' podcast and Lakers sideline reporter Allie Clifton to talk about the battle for LA, covering LeBron, the amazing 2016 comeback, the walkout and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Previewing Clippers vs. Nuggets Game 7
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Sam Amick is joined by Kendra Andrews and Jovan Buha to discuss Game 7 between the Clippers and the Nuggets. Are there issues with the Clippers mental makeup? How do the Nuggets continue to win big games? What will the fallout be if the Clippers lose in game 7? All that and more on today's episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Nuggets Crush Clippers Force Game 7, Celtics-Heat Preview, What Next Rockets, Fraud Not A Fraud
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Jay King and Tray Edwards talk about the pesky Nuggets shutting down the Clippers to force another Game 7. Then a preview of the Celtics-Heat series set to begin on Tuesday. Plus, what will the Rockets do after flaming out to the Lakers? Westbrook's future, James Harden trade? Morey? Finally the guys play Fraud / Not A Fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Porter Jr. Speaks, Bounced, Now What?, Revamp vs Restart, Is this a Thing?, Alphas
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil Michael Porter Jr. / Locker room dynamics Talent without chemistry Value of vocal veterans You lost in the playoffs what now? When to pull the plug and rebuild like OKC Revamp vs Restart CP3 to Bucks Is this a thing? Jump shooting doesn’t win championships The importance of Alphas Flaws of Helio-centricism Building around a big LeBron/Luka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Lakers Rockets Predictions, Heat Title Threat, Nash Bias, CP3 x Giannis Futures
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Point of Contention with Marcus Thompson, Wos Lambre and Zach Harper. Topics: 1. Have the Lakers figured out the Rockets? 2. Can the Heat win it all? 3. Nash hire = white privilege? 4. Billy Donovan out in OKC, what's next? 5. Where should Chris Paul go? What should Giannis do? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
In Defense of Steve Nash + The Heat, Culture and Getting Jimmy
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David Aldridge and Wos Lambre welcome back to the show Miami Heat broadcaster Jason Jackson to talk about the Nets hiring of Steve Nash and race being a factor. Then a mini deep dive on the Heat, the culture, Jimmy Butler, humble coach Erik Spoelstra and legend Pat Riley. Also how does Jason feels about haters of the LeBron-Wade-Bosh years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Celtics Assistant GM Mike Zarren and Nuggets President Tim Connelly on the NBA Playoffs, Bubble Life, and Draft Day Regrets
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Sam Amick is joined by Celtics Assistant GM Mike Zarren and Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly to discuss life in the NBA Bubble, almost getting booted with Sam during quarantine, similarities between Kemba and Jamal Murray, NBA Playoffs, NBA Draft day regrets, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
The Bucks Get One, Celtics in Trouble? + Does Anyone Believe in the Nuggets?
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The BasketBuds: Zach delays his victory speech on the Bucks vs. Heat series, do the Bucks have a chance? Are the Celtics in trouble after an impressive start? Does anyone believe in the Nuggets? Will the Lakers play AD at center enough to beat the Rockets? and so much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
The Art of Cutting, Steve Nash Head Coach, and End of Game Officiating
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Dave, Mo and Seth discuss the Nets hiring Steve Nash, End of Game officiating, the art of cutting, why teams aren't cutting more, matchup hunting, and "Is this a thing?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Point of Contention: Rockets-Thunder G7, NBA Finals BIG Board, Jimmy Buckets, Giannis, New Coaches
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In this week's contentious Point of Contention Ethan Strauss, Marcus Thompson debate big issues in the NBA. Moderated by Zach Harper. Take 1: Everybody Loves Chris: Do people enjoy basketball or like seeing James Harden lose? Take 2: NBA Finals BIG Board: Are the favorites favored anymore? Take 3: Jimmy Buckets Blossoming in Miami: Did the 76ers trade the wrong guy? Take 4: The Bubble Effect: How real is what we are watching? Take 5: Who is the right Coach for the 76ers? Spurs? Nets? Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Houston We Have A Big Problem + John Thompson
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David Aldridge and Wos welcome in Rockets reporter Kelly Iko to talk about the Rockets and their do-or-die Game 7 against the Thunder. Chris Paul, James Harden, Russell Westbrook analysis and what it all means if they lose. Then, reflections on the passing of a legend, John Thompson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Giannis and the Bucks Still Finals Bound? Can the Celtics Challenge in the East?
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Sam Amick is joined by Eric Nehm and Jay King to discuss the Eastern Conference Playoff bracket. Can the Bucks live up to their expectations? Is Jimmy Butler someone that can put a stop to them? The Celtics had a strong performance in game 1, can the Raptors keep up? That and also how the NBA is dealing with the player walkout, Wisconsin Politics, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Best Beefs, Throwing Hands and Walkout with Spencer Dinwiddie + East / West Playoffs Rundown
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The Basketball Buds: Spencer Dinwiddie joins the show to talk about best beefs, real and not real contentiousness, players walking out and playing with KD. Then, are the Raptors frauds? Why Zach still believes in the Heat. The Bucks still need to show that they are Finals worthy, and finally do the Lakers or Clippers face any threat in Round 2 and the ever annoying Rockets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Reactions to the Walkout + Playoffs Status Check
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Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, Mo Dakhil and Andrew Schlect react to players walking out to protest Police Brutality and look ahead to the games resuming on Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
NBA Players Walkout; Calling for Change
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David Aldridge and Sam Amick discuss the NBA boycott, the reason for it, why change is necessary, and how the NBA moves forward. In this raw episode you get to hear the heart of both David Aldridge and Sam Amick.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Processing the 76ers Downfall
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David Aldridge and Wos Lambre welcome in 76ers reporter Rich Hofmann to dissect the unbelievable fall of the 76ers. From Joel Embiid, to Brett Brown and Ben Simmons, front office mess, and going all the way back to Sam Hinkie. Rundown: 0:00 Jacob Blake and Boycotting 9:00 Welcome Rich to talk 76ers 12:00 Finding answers / Ben Simmons / Lack of Playmakers / Fultz 19:30 Next Coach? Dave Joerger? Ty Lue? What does this team need? 24:30 Ben's reluctance to shoot the 3 / Embiid's health 27:00 Time to shake things up 28:30 Who is pulling the strings behind the scenes? 31:00 Elton Brand have any power? 33:00 Was the Process worth it? 37:00 Tobias Harris trade was strange 42:00 What happens now? 45:00 Can Embiid be a centerpiece of a championship team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Andrew Bernstein on Lebron, Kawhi, and Luka + Memories of Kobe Bryant
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Sam Amick is joined by NBA HOF Photographer Andrew Bernstein to discuss entering the NBA Bubble, the Lakers and Clippers, Luka Doncic, and Lebron vs. Kawhi's approach. At the 30:00 minute mark they discuss in detail Kobe Bryant's impact on the game, Andrew's interactions with him, and how he impacts the NBA today. A great look at Kobe's life and how he treated others.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Luka the Great, Lakers Fate, 76ers Future Bleak, Paul the Weak + Fraud Not A Fraud
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Tray Edward, Jay King and Rich Hofmann. Luka Doncic had a playoff performance to remember on Sunday...the crew is stunned. Flat out. Then Rich joins the show and is mystified by the issues plaguing the 76ers. What is Brett Brown's future? Paul George is a mess, and he can't stop talking about it. LeBron and the Lakers back on track? Finally, Fraud or Not a Fraud! Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Drop Coverage, Trends, Shotmaking + Adjusting, Coaching Trees
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave, Seth and Mo. Eric Nehm on drop coverage. Playoff Trends Over reliance on drop coverage (pull up 3s over defense). Mixing coverages. (Is this a thing?) Shotmaking 3-pt shooting and free throws are up. Over-corrections in the playoffs. The Bucks don’t adjust enough. Toronto is playoff ready on defense. Pop’s coaching tree and adjustments. Adjustments don’t matter if players don’t execute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Point of Contention: NBA TV Ratings, Long Range King, Giannis Rondo, Bron's Excuses
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Point of Contention: Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson with Zach Harper. Take 1: What’s the real reason TV ratings are down? Take 2: Who is the deepest shooter in the NBA? Take 3: If Ben Simmons is a 6’10” Rondo, why don’t we call Giannis a 7’1 Rondo? Take 4: How will the NBA pull at 2002 WCF on the Blazers? Take 5: What’s the best excuse for LeBron’s shortcomings this year? Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Playoffs: First Impressions with Amin Elhassan
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ESPN's Amin Elhassan drops by to talk with Wos Lambre on the Clippers, Kawhi, rotations and perhaps having too much talent. Also Luka Doncic is the real deal, Jazz-Nuggets, Rudy vs Jokic, Celtics-76ers and finally why the Pelicans firing of Alvin Gentry was the wrong move. 0:00 - Clippers, too much talent? How the pieces fit. Lou Williams. 10:00 - Kawhi's playmaking / Best lineups 21:00 - Luka Doncic is for real 32:30 - Jazz-Nuggets 45:00 - Denver's Defense 48:30 - Alvin Gentry should not have been fired Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Something's Gotta Give for the Rockets, Romanticizing the Blazers, + Dumars and the Kings
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Sam Amick is joined by Kelly Iko and Jason Jones to discuss the Rockets and Thunder series. What happens if the Rockets fall in round 1? When will Westbrook play? Are we romanticizing the Blazers? Why did Vlade Divac step down with the Kings, and is Joe Dumars the permanent replacement? and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
NBA Playoffs Elimination Preview + Decode
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Jay King and BLK Tray go through the first round of the NBA playoffs and predict the teams that will certainly be eliminated. Also, Alvin Gentry out in New Orleans, and the Kings' Vlade Divac steps down. Rundown: 0:00: Alvin Gentry / Pelicans 9:00 Kings / Divac Steps Down / Joe Dumars 20:00 Playoff Preview 22:00 Tray's key to beating the Lakers 29:00 Mavs actually a threat to Clippers? 33:00 Nets will win one game34:00 Depleted Jazz 35:30 Nuggets vulnerable? 40:50 Jokic vs Gobert 43:00 Celtics / Sixers  50:00 Heat / Pacers 56:00 Rockets / Thunder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Which Players/Team/Coaches Need a Strong Postseason
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil, and Seth Partnow discuss the internal preparations teams make ahead of a playoff matchup, the unique development process of the Heat's Duncan Robinson and which players/teams/coaches most need a strong postseason performance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Bubble MVP? Giannis Frustrated? Bubble Visitors?
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Point of Contention: A Debate Show with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson, moderated by Zach Harper.   1. Who is your Bubble MVP? (1:21) 2. What is Giannis frustrated over? (8:14) 3. What do you think of the NBA's Bubble Visitor Program? (15:54) 4. Is brining momentum from the bubble into next season real? (25:02) 5. Is Steph Curry past his prime? (31:07) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Title Contenders Biggest Weakness and 76ers Thoughts with John Hollinger
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The Athletic's John Hollinger joins David Aldridge and Wos Lambre to diagnose the biggest issue facing each of the primary championship contenders.  Then they dive into what changes need to be made to the 76ers and Pelicans this off-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
Joe Ingles on Utah Jazz Chemistry + Kyle Goon and Bill Oram on Lakers Bubble Trouble
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Sam Amick is joined first by Kyle Goon and Bill Oram to discuss life in the Bubble, Lakers Bubble Trouble, can Lebron carry this team?, and how the Blazers would match up with them in round 1. In Part 2 Joe Ingles of the Utah Jazz joins Sam to discuss what player life is like in the bubble, the Utah Jazz chemistry, Mitchell and Gobert and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
Paul George Wins the Battle, Damian Lillard Wins the War
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Wos Lambre, Jay King, BLK Tray, and Dave DuFour bring out the shovels to bury Paul George in his feud with Damian Lillard, (19:00) the underlying problem of Draymond Green tampering with Devin Booker and (37:00) then the incorrect parameters of the Most Improved Player award. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Fouls, Shooting and the Jazz: What's Different about Bubble Basketball
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow dig into what has been different about the play on the court from inside the bubble, compared to when basketball was unbubbled.  Why is fouling up?  Is it easier to hit free throws in the vacuum of the bubble?   Plus - which teams should be the most worried about their performance so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
Apologies to Melo, Injuries to Isaac and Jaren Jackson Jr, Ending Suits for NBA Coaches
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Point of Contention: A Debate Show with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson, moderated by Zach Harper.   - Isaac and Jaren Jackson Jr suffer big knee injuries. Is the bubble working? - Should the bubble put an end to coaches in suits? - Why isn't the NBA releasing the testing results of non-players? - Houston needs to apologize to Carmelo Anthony - The WNBA players wearing shirts against Loeffler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
New Orleans Pelicans VP Swin Cash on breaking barriers and building culture
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David Aldridge and Wos Lambre from Hoops Adjacent are joined by Swin Cash for an honest conversation on bucking expectations on her way to becoming Vice President of Basketball Operations for the New Orleans Pelicans, what it has been like breaking ground as a woman basketball executive and what Zion Williamson and the Pelicans focus is in the Orlando Bubble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Nate Boyer on NBA Players Kneeling + The Lasrys on the Bucks' Quest for a Title
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Sam Amick hosts a 2 part special episode of the Tampering Podcast. In Part 1 Sam is joined by Nate Boyer, the former NFL player and Green Beret who influence Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the National Anthem. HIs stance on the NBA players kneeling, the story on he and Kaepernick, and morePart 2 with Marc and Alex Lasry, owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, begins at the 28:45 mark of the show. The Lasry's open up about being in the second level of the bubble, Giannis' leadership and play this season, feelings on Giannis re-signing, the chase for the NBA title and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
What We Learned from NBA Bubble 1st Weekend
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Wos Lambre, Jay King, BLK Tray, and The Lead's Kavitha Davidson to talk about the opening weekend of the NBA's restart: Jonathan Isaac's injury, standing v. kneeling for Anthem, what to make of Lakers weekend, are virtual fans better?, and the weirdness around Zion Williamson's workload. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
With Nate Duncan
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In the latest Nerser She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Joe Vardon checks in from the bubble. Then, Nate Duncan's NBA League Pass broadcast. The Pelicans incredible starting lineup. Are they the favorites in the West next season? The Houston Small Ball Experiment. Is it going to be successful in the playoffs? Will quality of play. 82 game players vs 16 game players. Clippers potential. Dark Horse Mavs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
NBA-China, Lou's Wings, Broke Owners, Benevolent Kyrie and Thibs
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Point of Contention: A Debate Show with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson, moderated by Zach Harper. 0:00-3:30 - Introductions 3:30-10:30 - NBA in China just got even more awkward 10:30-17:30 - Is a chicken wing ever just a chicken wing? 17:30-25:30 - Broke owners, broke fans and a broken system. 25:30-30:30 - Benevolent Kyrie, a secret Coup? 30:30-35:00 - Tom Thibodeau goof for the Knicks? 35:00-End - Closing Thoughts End Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Reporters Roundtable from the Bubble
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In this week's Hoops Adjacent David Aldridge talks to Stephanie Ready, Marc Spears, Gary Washburn and Chris Haynes about life in the Orlando Bubble, storylines playing out on the floor, and covering the league as a minority. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
David West: "The NBA was Already a Bubble" + Thoughts on the Knicks Hiring Tom Thibodeau
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Sam Amick is joined by former NBA Forward David West to discuss his work with Athlete's Voices (6:00), his old Warriors days and what almost broke up the team (46:20), the NBA Bubble, the NBA's problem with diversity, and why he has a problem with the Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau (53:45) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
And We're Back... The Official NBA Restart Preview + Decode
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Jay King, BLK Tray, Dave DuFour and Rich Hoffman roll thru all the possible scenarios as games begin this week in Orlando. How the final regular season games should go, how the playoffs shape out, and finally Conference / Finals predictions. Also Lou Williams leaving The Bubble Drama and Tom Thibodeau new coach of the the Knicks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Sports Science More Important Than Ever + Scrimmage Takeaways
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. The guys welcome to the show NBA strength and conditioning coach Rich Williams on the importance of sports science in the Bubble. Now more important than ever. Plus scrimmage takeaways and expansion strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
Point of Contention: NBA Back, Bubble MVP, Simmons, Distraction Howard, Glen Taylor
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Point of Contention hosted by Zach Harper with panelists Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson. Topic: #1 Basketball is BACK! Or is it? I this getting your attention yet? #2 Handicapping Bubble MVP: Who you got? #3 Dwight ‘The Distraction’ Howard #4 Ben Simmons switch to PF #5 Does Glen Taylor need to sell to KG’s ownership group even if another offer has more money? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Being Honest with Jared Dudley
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Jared Dudley drops by to talk with the Hoops Adjacent crew, David Aldridge and Wos Lambre, offering up a genuine look behind the scenes in the Orlando Bubble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Jamal Crawford: Joining the Nets in the NBA Bubble
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Sam Amick is joined by Brooklyn Nets Guard Jamal Crawford to discuss joining the Nets, The NBA bubble, his career, being the oldest player in the NBA, his relationship with Markelle Fultz, and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
Living on The Fly-Life in the Bubble (For Real) + Awards (Morant vs Zion) + The Meaning of DPOY
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Jay King, BIG Wos, BLK Tray and Dave DuFour talking about the long bumpy road to Orlando and what it means to players of different economic scale. Then real life in the Bubble reflecting on Yahoo's Chris Haynes' article 'Inside the Bubble'. And then! The official cut off for Awards has arrived, months later, assessed. https://sports.yahoo.com/inside-the-bubble-for-the-nb-as-oneofakind-disney-restart-052955746.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Bubble Expectations, Wild Cards and a Stat PSA with Danny Leroux
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Nerder She Wrote: First, Joe Vardon drops by with an update on life in the bubbe. Then, the panel, Dave, Seth, Mo and guest Danny Leroux talk ab out what to expect when games start up, some Wild Cards to keep an eye on and a Statistical PSA from Partnow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Point of Contention: Weed in the Bubble
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Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson talk about players and weed in The Bubble. And much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
Another Side of Steve Kerr + Native Americans vs Corporate Greed + Testing in the Bubble
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In the latest episode of Hoops Adjacent, BIG Wos and David Aldridge talk about the Washington D.C.'s football team name change and Native American historical ignorance. Also the problems with testing in the Bubble. Then Part 2 of the fellas' interview with Steve Kerr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Stan Van Gundy on Twitter, The NBA Bubble, and Dwight Howard's Complicated Legacy
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Sam Amick is joined by Stan Van Gundy to discuss the NBA Bubble and if it will work, his broadcast career, if he wants to coach again, Dwight Howards complicated legacy and joining twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
The Athletic NBA Show Primer + Bubble Talk
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The Athletic NBA show debuts with 'The Basketball Buds,' with Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards and Jay King. Talking about the new podcast format and Bubble Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
The Delete 8: Pistons and Timberwolves Offseason and Future
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil along with Pistons reporter James Edwards III on their future and outlook, then with Timberwolves reporter Jon Krawczynski on where things stand for the Wolves and Karl Anthony-Towns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Tanking in the Bubble, Dwight Howard's Decision, Sanctioned Social Justice
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Tray Edwards and Jay King talk about the relevance of the play in tournament and Bradley Beal sitting out. Dwight Howard's decision to play in Orlando, but does it register with players and fans? Then the NBA sanctioned messages players can wear on their jerseys. And much more... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
How We'd Run the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow are joined first by The Athletic's Atlanta Hawks reporter Chris Kirschner to discuss what went wrong with the Hawks this season, how ATL is building its team around Trae Young and whether that's a smart decision. Then at 27:30 The Athletic's Cleveland Cavaliers reporter Kelsey Russo joins to dive into the Cavs: do Sexton and Garland fit, Kevin Love's trade value and what to expect next season from the Cavs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Are We There Yet?: The Long Bumpy Road to Bubble City
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Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, Jay King, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour and Tray Edwards on the complexities of playing NBA Basketball. Also name changing for social justice and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
NBA Comeback Plan, Knicks and World Wide Wes, Hornets Mess, Shorten the Season
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil talking about the NBA Comeback with Dr. Zach Binney (@zbinney_nflinj), Knicks outlook with Mike Vorkunov 16:30, Hornets outlook 36:00 and shortening the schedule 43:00. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
The Road to Orlando and Other Things
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jay King, Tray Edwards and Dave DuFour on the NBA's return and grand experiment in Orlando. Free agent talk and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Rank Overreact: Can't Please Anyone Edition
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Zach and Wos are back with the latest RR, looking towards the return of the NBA in August. https://theathletic.com/1841398/2020/06/04/the-athletics-nba-power-rankings-the-nba-season-is-back-sort-of/ Recorded on 6/11 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
The Delete 8: Warriors and Bulls Offseason and Future
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave Dufour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. Part 1: Anthony Slater on Warriors. No fans and how it may affect revenue. Klay injury concerns. Wiggins' defensive concerns and basketball IQ. Part 2: (23:00) Darnell Mayberry on Bulls. Jim Boylen future tenuous. Wendell Carter's potential and regression. Development. New Management Team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
The NBA's Struggle With Players on the Bubble
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Wos Lambre, Jay King and Fred Katz on the players questioning the NBA's plan to resume play in Orlando. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
NBA Sneaker Rankings
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Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Wos Lambre, Trayvon Edwards, Jovan Buha, and Jared Weiss discuss the Sneaker Ranking article on the Athletic, the most overrated and underrated sneakers, and much more about NBA sneakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2020
The NBA is Getting Weird
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The comeback, the condensed offseason and potential issues, and experimenting with the regular season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Will the NBA's Bubble Burst?
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The Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour and Tray Edwards go through the slew of possibilities on what could go right and what can go wrong when and if the NBA season resumes in August. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
Necessary Discussions
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Dave Dufour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow step aside this week on 'Nerder She Wrote' and welcome The Athletic's Khalid Salaam, James Edwards and Kendra Andrews to the program. The trio has an important discussion about racial injustices, their personal experiences and how people can grow going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
My Life, My Existence
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Basketball Buds: In this week's episode Michael Lee and Wos along with Zach Harper and Dave DuFour reflect on the events taking place across the country with the killings of innocent black people by police and what it was like for Mike and Wos, to grow up black in America. Also Knicks owner, James Dolan reaches a new low. And finally the passing of Wes Unseld. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Knicks Coaching Search, Return to Play Ideas & Empty Arena Challenges
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Dave Dufour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow are joined by Keith Parish of the 'Fastbreak Breakfast' podcast to discuss the Knicks latest coaching search, some return to play ideas and the downfalls of playing in an empty arena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Scenarios for NBA's Return, Ranking #1 Draft Picks, Isiah and Jordan
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil discuss the options for when the NBA Season returns, play-in, seeding and readiness. Also Zach's #1 Top Picks Rank Reaction, and finally the never ending lies of MJ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
NBA Disney World + CBA & Salary Cap Future
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow are joined by Keith Smith of Yahoo! Sports to discuss his detailing of the NBA's idea to possibly take over Disney in a return to play effort and then CBA Analyst Larry Coon joins to discuss the potential short and long-term implications of the season shutdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Fertitta and Trump + Last Dance Recap Decode, Reggie vs Pippen
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos and Dave DuFour recount the strange meeting Tilman Fertitta had with Donald Trump. Then Reggie Miller vs Scottie Pippen 'Point of Contention,' and finally decoding the final installment of 'The Last Dance.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Reopening Scenarios + 'Steak-Umm' Information
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow are joined by epidemiologist Dr. Zachary Binney to discuss the latest scenarios centered around reopening of the NBA and other sports plus the guys are joined by the brans behind the 'Steak-Umm' twitter account and how they are doing their part to quell misinformation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
The Last Dance Recap + Decode Ep 7-8
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Michael Lee and Mo Dakhil recap the latest installment of ESPN's Last Dance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Do Over: If the Wolves had taken Steph Curry in the '09 Draft
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Zach Harper and Marcus Thompson run through all the ripple effects of the Wolves passing on Steph Curry in the '09 Draft, and how the team's futures would have been different if the Wolves had taken Curry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
Hiring a Coach in Quarantine + How the Triangle Still Exists Today
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow discuss how exactly NBA teams looking for a new head coach (Knicks and Nets, maybe the Rockets and Sixers) will find their new head coach during a pandemic.  Then (25:00) what elements of the Triangle Offense still exist in in today's NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
The Last Dance Recap + Decode Ep 5-6
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Wos Lambre, Michael Lee, Rich Hoffman and Fred Katz recap the latest installment of the ESPN series, The Last Dance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
The NBA Isolation Playoffs plus a Social Distancing Draft
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow discuss what exactly it would look like if the NBA returns to play in isolation (tests needed, which team personnel would be inside the bubble, what happens if a player is exposed).  Then (21:44) lessons the NBA could learn from the virtual NFL Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
The Last Dance Recap + Decode: Rodman, Doug Collins and Phil
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The Basketball Buds Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour and Mike Vorkunov recap the last installment of ESPN's 30-for-30, The Last Dance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
The Fallacy of Michael Jordan's Midrange Game and Pippen's Unique Greatness
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow on the mistake made when talking about Michael Jordan's midrange game, what exactly Scottie Pippen brought to the floor and his place in NBA history.  Plus - what elements of other sports would NSW like to see in the NBA i.e. a trophy on par with the Stanley Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
Retro Rewind: 2002 Game 6 WCF Lakers vs Kings
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil recount the highly controversial game between the Kings and Lakers. Was the fix in? And why Dave is so mad at Ralph Nader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
The Last Dance Recap + Decode
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Fred Katz, Rich Hofman and Mo Dakhil recap the first installment of ESPN's 30-for-30 Last Dance, the final season of the Bulls' Dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Why the Game is Better Now with Coach David Thorpe
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow are joined by Coach David Thorpe on how NBA offenses are more varied than commonly believed, why old school defensive mentality is overrated and the one big thing they'd change about the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Deconstructing the NBA on NBC Intros
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Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, BIG Wos, Amin Elhassan and SB Nation's Mike Prada go through some of the best NBA on NBC Intros inspired by Mike's Top 30 Rankings. https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2020/4/3/21206193/nba-on-nbc-intros-bob-costas-marv-albert-videos-youtube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
NBA Offenses Evolution and the Challenges of a Virtual Draft Process
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow discuss the numbers behind how NBA offenses have changed over the past 6 seasons, including which spots on the floor have become the focal point of offenses.  Then at 21:00 - the actual impact if the NBA draft moves forward without any in-person workouts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Coronavirus Update with Dr. Binney and Dr. Bottazzi
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow are joined by Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, the co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Zachary Binney, a sports injury epidemiologist at Emory University, to discuss what we know now about coronavirus: immunity, treatment, and how the next few weeks could look different depending on protocols in place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2020
The One Big Zion Williamson Concern and NBA Draft Big Board with Sam Vecenie
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow first discuss some problematic issues surrounding Zion Williamson's game.  Then at (27:22) The Athletic's NBA Draft Analyst Sam Vecenie joins the show to discuss his latest Big Board, including why LaMelo Ball deserves the top spot. If you're looking to help out a local business during these tough times, one of Mo's favorite spots in LA, Gelateria Uli, is running a GoFundMe for its employees.  Click the link to check it out - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gelateria-uli-and-its-employees Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Retro Rewind: Jordan's 'Shrug Game' with TrueHoop's Henry Abbott
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Retro Rewind: Basketball Buds, Zach Harper, BLK Tray, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour and special guest TrueHoop's Henry Abbott look back at Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals between the Bulls and Trail Blazers. The night Jordan reached another level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Retro Rewind: 1987 NBA All Star Game with JA Adande
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JA Adande drops by to pick one of his most memorable games in NBA History, the 1987 NBA All Star Game. Before Jordan was King. Stars like Magic, Bird, other lost in time, Moses Malone and Steve Chambers. James Worthy's worthiness and an ending for the ages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Most Valued Position, NBA Hunger Games and More Odd/Smart Questions
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow answer some of the smartest (and oddest) questions from their listeners including which position matters the most in building a champion, would you rather: flawed #1 or an overqualified #2 and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
The NBA's Return to Play Options with Sam Amick
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, and Mo Dakhil are joined by The Athletic's Sam Amick to talk about NBA commissioner Adam Silver's comments on how the league could return to play.  Plus the past team's you'd most want to rewatch, the past champions you'd least like to watch again and the everlasting legacy of Michael Jordan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
Retro Rewind: NBA Finals 1993 'Bulls vs Suns Game 4'
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In the latest episode of Basketball Buds Zach Harper, Dave DuFour and BLK Tray rewind back to 1993 to rewatch Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Suns and Bulls. Analyzing aspects of the game then, that are present now, and how the game has evolved. Plus backstories that were happening during this crucial period in Michael Jordan's Bulls history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus Facts with Dr. Bottazzi and Dr. Binney
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow are joined by Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, the co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Zachary Binney, a sports injury epidemiologist at Emory University, to discuss what we know (and don't know) about the coronavirus, how it relates to the decision to suspend professional sports league's around the world, and best everyday practices for handling the virus. Thanks to @liminalphase of @AAAS for connecting us with world leading scientists like Dr. Bottazzi and a special thanks to @Sports2STEM for his assistance as well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
NBA Suspends Season Emergency Show
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NBA has suspended the season amid the coronavirus pandemic and Rudy Gobert reportedly testing positive for the ailment.Featuring: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Wosny Lambre, Mo Dakhil, Ethan Strauss and Tony Jones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Warriors with No Fans and Whether LeBron James has a Legit Shot at MVP
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil are joined by The Athletic's Golden State Warriors reporter Anthony Slater to talk about the Warriors decision to play without fans in their arena due to coronavirus. Then (8:10) a debate of whether LeBron James for MVP conversation is legitimate. Plus a discussion on drop coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Corona Shut Down, Rockets Regression, LeBron vs Giannis
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