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 Dec 15, 2020
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 Feb 23, 2019
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 Feb 8, 2019
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 Nov 21, 2018
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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.

Episode Date
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
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
Apr 30, 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
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
Welcome to The Athletic NBA Show
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An NBA podcast featuring a rotating lineup of the best insiders, writers and reporters at The Athletic. The latest news, analysis and ongoings across the Association. Monday thru Friday. Monday: Basketball Buds with Zach Harper and Friends Tuesday: Tampering with Sam Amick Wednesday: Hoops Adjacent with David Aldridge and Wosny Lambre Thursday: Point of Contention with Ethan Strauss and Marcus Thompson Friday: Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 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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Basketball Buds. Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Jon Krawczynski and BLK Tray on the potential shutdown of games because of the Corona Virus. The Rockets regression, back to their old ways, and the LeBron vs Giannis MVP Debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Sloan Conference Meeting of the Minds with Amin Elhassen, Kevin Arnovitz & Henry Abbott
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow are joined in Boston at the Sloan Conference by Amin Elhassen, Kevin Arnovitz and Henry Abbott to discuss what was learned at Sloan, the most unique ideas to improve the NBA schedule and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
Rank Overreact: Week 19 Down the Stretch They Come
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Zach Harper and BIG Wos read user comments from the latest Power Rankings. https://theathletic.com/1640423/2020/03/02/the-athletics-nba-power-rankings-week-19-heading-into-the-fourth-quarter/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
Impact of Houston Rocket's Five Out Offense and Milwaukee Bucks Resting Ethic
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil dive into how the Houston Rockets have been successful on offense and defense in their ultra small-ball lineup.  Plus how opponents may attack the new scheme.  Then (26:02) the ripple effect of Giannas Antetokounmpo's and the Milwaukee Bucks starters light minutes load. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Dolan vs Spike Lee, Giannis, Corona Virus, Nutmeg Etiquette, Steph's Absence
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Knicks reporter Mike Vorkunov talk about the latest feud with Knicks owner James Dolan and forever-fan James Dolan. Also the Corona Virus Fear Factor, Steph's absence and MVP talk. Listener survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25VZGGQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Rank Overreact: Lineups For The Win
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Zach Harper and BIG Wos react to reader comments in this week's Power Rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Deep Dives on the Bucks, Suns, and Wizards with Howard Beck, Gina Mizell, Eric Nehm and Fred Katz
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow dive deep on the Bucks, (23:12) Suns and (44:53) Wizards, joined throughout the show by Bleacher Report's Howard Beck and The Athletic's Gina Mizell, Eric Nehm and Fred Katz.  Look out for me team specific looks as the season goes along. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Cody Zeller's Kicks for Kids, Ben Simmons Injury + 76ers Woes, Bradley Beal Future + Wall's Return
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The Baketball Buds: Charlotte Hornets big-man Cody Zeller drops in to talk about his project with Riley Hospital for Children wearing sneakers designed by pediatric patients. A great cause. Also D-Wade's retirement ceremony. Then Rich Hoffman on Ben Simmons' back injury and the 76ers' fading hopes. Finally Fred Katz on red-hot Bradley Beal, whether he stays in DC and the likelihood John Wall returns this season. https://twitter.com/RileyKids/status/1232120488090095616?s=20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
24 Hours: A reflection on the day Kobe, Gigi and 7 others lost their lives
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A team of a dozen writers and editors from The Athletic tell the story of the 24 hours surrounding Kobe Bryant’s death: from LeBron James’ record breaking night in Philadelphia to the helicopter crash in Calabasas and the emotional impact that followed.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2020
Player Evaluations and the Elam Ending with John Hollinger, Dan Feldman, and Dr. Nick Elam
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Nerder She Wrote's Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow deliver one of the nerdiest basketball episodes of all-time.  First up: Dave and Seth are joined in Chicago by The Athletic's John Hollinger and NBC Sports' Dan Feldman to talk about the inner workings of player evaluations, draft combine secrets and more.  Then at (50:00) Dr. Nick Elam joins Dave, Seth and Mo to talk about eponymously named Elam Ending that was featured during the NBA All-Star game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
NBA Wins, Dunk Contest Collusion, Cavs Reboot, Stretch Run or Done, Pacers
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Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and special guest Scott Agness NBA Finally Gets A Win? Tim Getting Frank All Star Weekend All Star Game Format Dunk Contest "Robbed" Stretch run or stretch done John Beilein out in Cleveland Pacers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
How NBA Teams Find Hidden Gems, Defensive Effort Ain't Everything
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Topics: How NBA teams miss on players in the draft process Arrogance and the belief of 'our system' will turn a player realize his potential Whether effort is the primary factor in defensive ability Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
New Look Wolves, Nick Nurse, Iggy in Miami, ASG Predictions
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D'Angelo Russell debut in Minny, joined by Jon K Nick Nurse coach of year candidacy Iggy in Miami plus Heat appreciation The rest is a mix of All Star weekend predictions Conversation about Serge Ibaka and fashion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
An Interview with Sylvia Fowles, former WNBA MVP and future mortician
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Former WNBA MVP Sylvia Fowles joins Dave DuFour in Serbia to talk international women's basketball, the new game-changing WNBA CBA, and what is behind Fowles' drive to become a mortician as her post-playing career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2020
Trade Deadline Emergency Show
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Nerder She Wrote wit Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow Special guests: Sam Amick, Marcus Thompson, Jovan Buha and James Edwards - D'Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins - Clippers get Marcus Morris - Andre Iguodala to Miami Heat - Andre Drummond to Cleveland - 76ers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
Rank Overreact: Trade Deadline Edition
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Zach and Wos read comments from this week's Power Rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Knicks Dumpster Fire, Grizzlies vs Iggy, 'Soft' 76ers, KAT Tailspin
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The Basketball Buds with Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Ethan Strauss Special guest: Derek Bodner Topics: Knicks Fire Steve Mills Grizzlies vs Andre Iguodala 76ers Issues Karl-Anthony Towns' tailspin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Zion Williamson, What is Clutch and Tiers v. Rankings
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Topics: What has stood out in Zion Williamson's debut Does Zion have a chance at beating Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year Why Rankings Are Bad and Tiers are Good Does Clutch Exist?  An answer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
Kobe Bryant, T-Wolves Collapse, D'Angelo Russell, West Parity, Media Dining
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The Basketball Buds with Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil, Fred Katz and Ethan Strauss Topics: Kobe Bryant Timberwolves Collapse D'Angelo Russell West Parity Media Dining Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
Remembering Kobe Bryant
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David Aldridge, Marcus Thompson, Michael Lee and Zach Harper reflect on the tragic passing of Kobe Brant and his daughter Gianna. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
The NBA Deadline Trades We'd Like to See
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow.   Topics: Why shot charts don't tell the whole story Mutually beneficial trades among contenders Predictions on Zion Williamson's rest of the season Plus - some talk about Seth's cat's frequent attacks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
Rank and Overreact: The Pacers Edition
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Zach Harper and BIG Wos read user comments in this week's Power Rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Pop Quiz Pistons, Rose on the Block, Dame Time Lillard, Houston Problems
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The Basketball Buds with special guest James Edwards III. With Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil Topics: Markieff Morris Pop Quiz Morris vs Blake Griffin Is Derek Rose getting traded? Should he be? Why trade deadline might not be that busy Rose to Lakers? Kuzma the only asset  Urgency for Rose deal Andre Drummond  Kyle Kuzma's Hair Dame Time Lillard Team decimated Melo reformed Knicks fans now Blazers fans Problems in Houston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
Making Math Unscary
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Topics: The big misunderstanding about analytics What is a 'bad shot' Illegal defense rule change JA MORANT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Rank Overreact: Week 12
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BIG Wos and Zach Harper read user comments from this week's POWER RANKINGS. Bucks fans not happy with #2 Lakers vs Bucks Clippers slipping vs Jazz rising Zach really loves the Clippers Lakers vs Clippers Lakers balance adding Andre Iguodala, Darren Collison, Rose? Drummond's value Jazz schedule too easy? Wos: Knicks get #1 pick in worst Draft ever Zach is Thirst Faking it. The Spurs suck Marcus Smart Shooting Dumb And much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
Good-Bad-Good Celtics, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jazz Augmented, Zion's Return
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The Basketball Buds with Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jon K, Dave DuFour and Jay King Fluctuating Celtics SGA and the pressure he creates for the Clippers Jazz back in the hunt Donovan Mitchell Zion coming back Thursday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
Kuzma's Worth, Clippers Shakiness and Ranting about O/D Ratings
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Topics: Kyle Kuzma's trade value A theory about why Kuzma's name is in trade rumors Issues with player-specific team ratings Why the Clippers aren't as good as advertised Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
Rank Overreact: Week 11
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Certain People LOVE TJ Mcconnell Ja Morant is incredible / Grizz Mike Conley Jr needs to stay injured? Knicks at 27? Pop's aversion to 3s Hawks better than their record Zach is a flip flopper, Rockets Top 5? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
Kevin Love's Antics, Kyle Kuzman-Lakers, Playoff Reseeding DOA, Anti-Load-Management Hype
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The Basketball BUDS gather to talk about Kevin Love's antics and wanting out of Cleveland despite huge contract that will be hard to unload. Then where might Kyle Kuzma end up, and what other moves will the Lakers pursue. Kings talk! The NBA's idea to reseed playoff matchups is dead on arrival, and a problematic anti-load management article hits the internet. With Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Sam Amick, Dave DuFour and Fred Katz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
Happy New Year's Mailbag
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Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow start off 2020 with a listener Mailbag. Topics: Net rating good or bad indicator? Luka and Carlisle offense What if Rockets win the title? Damian Lilliard's OKC dagger a bad shot? Trade deadline hypotheticals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
Uncut Gems Roundtable: KG, Adam Sandler and the Safdie Brothers
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On a special episode of the show, we bring you a roundtable that was recorded with media members throwing their best questions out to some of the main principles from the new movie 'Uncut Gems'. Adam Sandler, Kevin Garnett and the film's directors, the Safdie Brothers, field the inquiries and discuss everything from KG playing in Boston, the state of the Knicks, the process of picking the right cast for this film and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2019
Happy Christmas Day Preview
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In what might be the worst NBA Xmas day in recent history, the BUDS explore tangential topics related to the Christmas Day Schedule. Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Ethan Strauss, BLK Tray, Seth Partnow, Jay King, Derek Bodner, Mo Dakhil and Joe Vardon. Topics: Celtics / Brown-Tatum with Jay Dog 76ers / Simmons with Bodner Food, NBA Draft, Lonzo with Ethan Lakers-Clippers with Vardon Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
Blow It Up: Spurs / Pistons and Building Scouting Reports
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Topics: Blow It Up Spurs Pistons Building a Scouting Report Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
The First Ever Basketball BUDS Mailbag
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The Basketball BUDS: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Jon Krawczynski and Seth Partnow Topics: Minnesota / Fargo / Weather Blake Griffin Unmovable Pistons other assets? Arena Music, why so old? Clippers LA image problem All Stars on the Block Davis Bertans is good Tuck or to Untuck Trade Devonte' Graham? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Player Development, Coach Check!, Boylen's Bulls, Rockets Offense/Defense Effect
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. The crew examines what player development means, eyeing G League talent, evaluating the best coaches across the league and hwo the Rockets offense leads to defensive movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
BasketBall Buds: Buzzer Beaters, Banana Hands, CP3 vs Russ, Ratings Myths
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Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour, Jon K and Seth Partnow Produced by Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
Sneaker Tales: Zion Williamson & Jordan Brand
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On a special sneaker week episode of the podcast Wosny Lambre brings you his interviews for preseason piece he did on Zion Williamson and his relationship with Jordan Brand. Wos got a chance to speak with hip-hop pioneer Bun B, legendary DJ and sneaker designer DJ Clark Kent and sneaker writer, author Russ Bengston about the top talent's kicks as the New Orleans Pelicans #1 pick is set to hit the court soon to make his NBA debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Why the Regular Season Matters, Heliocentrism and Top Coaches
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil. In this week's episode the guys talk about why the regular season matters and why we should sit back, relax and enjoy the game. Plus Partnow's “Heliocentrism,” and the best Coaches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Developing Dubs, Ratings and Race + Schedule FIX, Foe or Fraud
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Basketball BUDS: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow Topics: LaMelo Ball Dubs Rebuild Eric Paschall Alec Burks Steph coming back? Ratings, TV, Race and Reaching new fans Losing fans Social Media Foe or Fraud? East Champ Bucks 76ers Raptors Celtics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
Nobody Likes Schedule Reform, Mo vs Toronto, Doncic vs Westbrook, Best player last 5 years
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil Schedule talk Mid season tournament Fewer games Mailbag Mo rant!!! About Toronto Changing court dimensions Power Outage Doncic triple double/Russ MVP Shot profiles Warriors title chances next year Is Pop going to retire? Who would you start a franchise with? Best player in the league in 5 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2019
The ALL DECADE TEAM
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Basketball BUDS: Zach Harper, BIG WOS, BLK Tray, Dave DuFour and Seth Partnow give their final analysis on the All Decade Team. The Great James Harden Debate D Wade Russell Westbrook Why is Klay Thompson on the list? Al Horford vs Chris Bosh Marc Gasol High butt vs Low butt theory Blake Griffin criminally undervalued Carmelo's place Coach of the Decade Team of the Decade End Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Three-Shot Fouls, Trending Up/Down, Wizards, Suns Struggles, Rockets D, 76ers
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil and Seth Partnow. Special guest: Fred Katz Topics: Hollinger’s 3 point foul article Trending up/Trending down Wizards offense Phoenix Suns struggles Houston’s defense Philadelphia 76ers Looking ahead Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
NBA Ratings Panic Button, Melo Back, Paul George, Kawhi Clippers, Does It Matter?
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Ethan Strauss and Jon Krawczynski. Wos rejected by Colombia NBL Basketball NBA Ratings Decline Melo Back Paul George Back Kawhi / Clippers Does This Matter? Andre Drummond's rebound rate LeBron the playmaker Harden's scoring clip 39.2 ppg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: #Fun Cavs, Brad's Celtics, Wiggins, Rookies
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David Thorpe drops by to talk with Dave DuFour and Mo Dakhil. Topics: Catching up with Thorpe College basketball Cavs and Beilein Brad Stevens and the Celtics Surprises Wiggins Phoenix Suns Young guys Cam Johnson Anfernee Simons Portland trade scenarios Rookies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
Logic, Reason and the Knicks with Frank Isola
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NYC Media legend Frank Isola drops by to talk Knicks with BasketBall Buds, Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jon Krawczynski, Dave DuFour and Matt Katz. Produced by Jade Hoye Topics: Knicks misery starts earlier than usual  Logic and Reason (7:00) Dolan, smoke and mirrors Selling Hope, never developing players Masai Ujiri (18:00) Phil Jackson Era (21:00) KD and Kyrie Down this road before Porzingis alienation  Fizdale future Dion Waiters  Buy or Sell: Raptors, Wiggins, Wiggins Trade Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
NERDER She Wrote: Load Management Crisis, Suns, Heat, Magic, Dubs Dynasties and Rockets
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Dave Dufour, Seth Partnow and Mo Dakhil on Load Management, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Orlando, Warriors, Dynasties and the Rockets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
BasketBUDS with Kristen Ledlow
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The Baketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos and Dave DuFour welcome NBATV / TNT's Kristen Ledlow to talk about her new podcast, the Suns, interview etiquette and Gregg Popovich. Then Mo Dakhil drops in for a new feature "Foe or Fraud." Finally, Andrew Wiggins and the Wolves, John Collins and other player suspensions. Produced by Jade Hoye Topics: Ledlow's new POD Suns, Monty Williams...and his suits. Coach wearing sweatsuits and what it leads to Getting Pop'd Sideline etiquette  Antagonistic questions Challenging Candace Parker Fraud or Foe: Suns, Lakers, Celtics, Mavericks Wiggins and Wolves John Collins Suspended Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
NERDER SHE WROTE: Offenses Out of Control, Ban the Charge, Townes vs Embiid, Suns and Legit 8th Seeds
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Dave DuFour, Seth Partnow, Mo Dakhil and special guest Ben Taylor of 'Thinking Basketball' Topics: Offenses out of control, banning the charge, Towns vs Embiid, Suns and legit 8th seeds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
West's Best Wolves, Kyrie, KAT, AD and LeBron with JA Adande
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Basketball BUDS: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jon Krawczynski, Dave DuFour and Mike Smeltz Special guest JA Adande. Produced by: Jade Hoye In this week's episode JA Adande stops by to talk about the winning Wolves, Kyrie fitting into the Nets' rigid system, AD and LeBron and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
NERDER SHE WROTE: LA Afterthoughts, Mid-Range, Shot Quality, Foul Trouble, Annoyances/Surprises
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Lakers x Clippers Pace and Space Anthony Davis in the post Rajon Rondo can help! Mid-Range Kawhi Seth's Stats to watch Fluke games vs Analystics Blazers x Nuggets Appropriate sample size Shot Quality Jokic, fouling and betting benched Pelicans running and gunning Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2019
BASKETBALL BUDS: Klay Done, Zion, MJ x Curry, Jaylen Brown C's, Extensions and Predictions
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Mo Dakhil, Anthony Slater, Will Guillory and Jared Weiss gather to talk about Steve Kerr's comments on Klay Thompson being done for the year, Zion Williamson's deflating injury, Jaylen Brown and the Celtics, other extensions and finally predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
BASKETBUDS: The CHINA NBA Nexxus + ZION and John Hollinger
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BasketBALL BUDS: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Jon K, Ethan Strauss, Sam Amick, Dave DuFour and special guest John Hollinger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Warriors, LeBron's Vacation, Media Dining
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Sam Amick and Joe Vardon Produced by: Jade Hoye   Rundown to come.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2019
Basketball Buds: Refs vs Warriors, Nipsey Hussle, Wizards Woes, Steph's Eyes
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour, Nitzan Bluvstein, Tom Haberstroh, Fred Katz, Marcus Thompson and Anthony Mayes Produced by: Jade Hoye Go to www.theathletic.com/dings for 40% off The Athletic   Rundown:  Whiney Warriors? Curry taunting Do all good teams end up bit bitchy? Will this be an issue in the playoffs? Nuggets a threat to GS? Subjective calls rule the game It's not science The refs are human The last days of Oracle Westbrook's 20-20-20 tribute to Nipsy Hussle Shut up stat padding people The importance of Nipsy Welcome Mariano Steph's new eyes What is a PED? Betting odds for next Lakers coach Juwan Howard Talking Wizards with Fred Katz! Worst Ernie Grunfeld move? Porter and Wall deals  What's next? Where is the accountability?  Welcome Marcus Thompson Peanut Butter and Bananas Curry and Nipsey  Nipsey was different  Writing a book is death Marcus is a good dad, except when writing.  Steph needs glasses? The whiney Warriors Ref beef has unified the team Odds KD leaves for NY KD vs The Media  Monta vs marcus End Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Sam Amick and Joe Vardon on Jordan Bell, LeBron Health, Lakers-Luke Walton, Wade
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Sam Amick and Joe Vardon. Sponsored by: The Athletic www.theathletic.com/dings for 40% off.  Produced by: Jade Hoye   Rundown: Welcome Sam and Joe Why The Athletic is the place to be The importance of Podcasting How it's different than writing  Jordan Bell suspended Should LeBron shut it down?  Will he play over the summer?  Lakers future moves  Luke Walton future Front office not all on same page Ty Lue make sense? If not Lue, then who? Jason Kidd making it too obvious Phil Jackson? Just kidding.  Dwyane Wade is ballin One more year? Old man game is strong Podcast names for Sam and Joe show The Influencers Joe's political background Obama stories End Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2019
Basketball Buds: Tom Izzo, NBA Season, Big Baller Brand
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Ethan Strauss, Tom Haberstroh and Eden Liu.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Rundown:  Blazers, Nurkic out.  Lillard without CJ Tom Izzo goes off on player Andrew Bogut and the too long NBA season Too much product How to fix? How people react to injuries Big Baller Brand Lonzo Ball  Jimmer Fredette  Devin Booker We're done talking about the Celtics Is Us scary? End Subscribe to The Athletic www.theathletic.com/dings    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Time To Say Goodbye (For Now)
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour and Coach David Thorpe Produced by: Jade Hoye To sign up for The Athletic go to theathletic.com/dings Topics: The Athletic news. Duke stories by Coach Bobby Hurley Collin Sexton is good, deal with it. Lonzo Ball Thorpe's rules of defense Rookies Shooting Mechanics  Spurs Zion MVPs Goodbye for now Coach Thorpe End   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
Why we are joining The Athletic
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Basketball Buds: Dave DuFour, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss, Zach Harper, BLK Tray and Tom Haberstroh Produced by: Jade Hoye and Rob Lopez Topics:  Why we are joining The Athletic Sign up now for 40% off theathletic.com/dings Bogut back, should he start over Boogie? Boogie issues and his future Walt Frazier vs LeBron Damon Jones comes to Bron's defense Orchestrated dinner? LeBron is hard to coach Why is this a thing? Doc Rivers and the Lakers Doc not good coaching superstars Owners, coaches and superstars The Spurs are better than we thought Guard defense Impressive but does it translate in the playoffs Throwback ball Dirk passes Wilt  End Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: Ebb and Flow
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, BLK Tray, John Jervay, Sarah and Mama Hoye.  Special guests: Harry from the UK and Brian from Chicago. Produced by: Jade Hoye The second half of the Friday Mailbag is here. https://apple.co/2Cl7mrQ Or your preferred podcast station.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Anxiety, Playoff Prep, East Contenders
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and Coach David Thorpe Topics: NBA + Mental Health and Anxiety Social Media Playoff Preparation College Payoff Scandal East Contenders  Zone Defense  End   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
Basketball Buds: Hecklers, Warriors Malaise, Trade Lebron
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Basketball Buds: Tom Haberstroh, Zach Harper, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour and BIG Wos.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Sponsored by: No Chill Podcast by Gilbert Arenas on Himalaya and GetRoman.com/B2B Topics:  Westbrook vs Fan Kerr and more Warriors Drama Warriros vs Rockets  Depressed Players Tales from Sloan Danny LeRoux says Bob Fitzgerald has to go Homer announcers  James Dolan Kyrie trying to get Doc Rivers to Boston? Managing superstars  Daryl Morey Lakers + Ingram Trade LeBron? End Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: A Dose of Realism
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Mama Hoye and Sarah the Pharmacist.  Special guests: Jeff and Verain from Montreal and Bored Jeff Produced by: Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Mental Health and Other Things with Henry Abbott
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Nerder She Wrote: Henry Abbott and David Thorpe reunite for a speial reunion Dad Pod to talk about the NBA, social media, mental health and so much more.  Cameos by Marc Stein and J.A. Adande.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
Basketball Buds: LeBron's Big Dud, Ratings Down, Truth and Lies
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Anthony Mayes and Ethan Strauss.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Rundown:  Michael Jackson Game of Thrones Bernie and Charlemagne  Desus & Mero LeBron and the Lakers Paul George could have signed  Ethan doesn't want to get aggregated  Other teams do not like how the Lakers do business Celtics  Hayward is terrible  Playoffs without LeBron Ratings NBA hints at season reform Players do not want to lie KD, Kyrie, Iggy and others Bogut returns  End Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2019
Basketball Buds: LeBron's Lakers Struggling, Best Intros, Russ vs Rubio
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Tom Haberstroh, Zach Harper, Dave DuFour, Big Wos, Anthony Mayes   Produced by: Rob Lopez   Rundown:   Eminem First Michael Jordan memory Wos vs Ted Dwyane Wade’s new hair Cookout vs In ‘N Out Fastfood Fries Lakers struggles mounting Is LeBron coasting or resting? Knocks on LeBron’s legacy Stephen Curry’s legacy Does KD need Steph or does Steph need KD? Lakers missing the playoffs Brandon Ingram’s progression Making bad comparisons Lakers plans falling apart Wos-isms Bad Intros, good shows? Pregame potty Russ vs Rubio Russ’ new role on OKC MVP discussions Boston’s issues Mad superstars Kawhi’s weather worries Ethan investigates Warriors ‘Phase 3’ End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: It's Legal Now!
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Anthony Mayes, Jerome Cheng, Sarah the Pharmacist, Vic Jacobi, Rich Gunz and Mama Hoye.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Sponsored by: GetRoman.com/b2b For the rest of the Mailbag Subscibe to the new Friday Mailbag Channel. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-friday-mailbag/id1453446538?mt=2   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Zion, AD, MVPs
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and Coach David Thorpe on Zion Williamson going down last night, and the absurdity of one-and-done. Plus Anthony Davis back in the lineup, and the MVP race.  Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2019
Basketball Buds: All Star Weekend, Tim Donaghy, Dog Talk and Bacon
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Basketball Buds: BIG Wos, Tom Haberstroh, Dave DuFour, Ethan Strauss and Zaxh Harper.  Produced by: Jade Hoye   Rundown:  Cardi B eating  Zach vs Magic fans Do we like players picking the ASG teams? Giannis to the Warriors! Making the ASG better b/c it's booooring.  500 Days of Summer digression  Manny Machado gets $300M what would LeBron in his prime get? How did the Knicks not pay LeBron under the table? ESPN story: Tim Donaghy conspired to fix NBA games ASG tidbits Kyrie and KD talking  Steph getting trapped Hated Harden Harden wishes he played in a more free flowing offense Dunk Contest Dog Talk Richard Attenborough's Dynasties  More on Donaghy Bacon Hunting and Meat Eating End   For the Buds Overtime go to Patreon.com/countthedings    Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: The Insect Apocalypse
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Sarah, Matt Ruffin, Dan The Man, ASAP Ferz and Mama Hoye.  Produced by: Jade Hoye   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Deadline Assessment, 76ers, Bucks, Raps, C's, West Playoff Race
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, David Thorpe and Mo Dakhil   Rundown:  TrueHoop Back Michael Jordan's Ego Eastern Conference  Trade Deadline Assessment Philly's chemistry concerns  Mo not buying the Bucks Coach likes Raps, Gasol Gasol, start or bench? Basic Brad's Celtics Real or Illusion? Clutch Kyrie Two Seasons Dave DuHedge predicts Nets upset immediately retracts  Kings, Spurs, Clippers, Lakers. Whose out? Nuggets, Thunder have any chance vs Warriors? Thunder playoff pretenders? End     Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
Basketball Buds: KD's Frustration, Defining MVP, War of Leaks
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, Dave DuFour, BIG Wos and Ethan Strauss Produced by: Jade Hoye Sponsored by: http://getroman.com/b2b Rundown: Corey Brewer story time Ethan in witness protection? Fences mended Where does KD's frustration come from? Being compared to LeBron? Money flex? Shades of LeBron's "At the end of the day" rant The role of media It's not that complicated. KD is ducking the media.  Warriors are not confident he is returning. Why hide it! Ethan's book Warriors starting lineup not so good lately Defensive rebounding. Second chance points. Paul George for 3rd place in MVP Russ deserved MVP? This is not baseball Defining MVP Losing control and fumbling  Dirk in the 3-point contest Morey's PR MVP Harden machine "MVP-Ball" Tucker breaks Doncic throws ball to his ghost Lakers-Pelicans "War of Leaks" AD play or sit? Should Pelicans have made the trade? Magic Johnson  Rich Paul  Cold War between LeBron and NBA owners? End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: Overloaded
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The Friday Mailbag Part 1: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Jerome Cheng With Kariemah Shah, Sarah the Pharmacist and Dave DuFour Produced by: Jade Hoye   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Trade Deadline Special
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and David Thorpe and BIG Wos   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2019
Basketball Buds: AD, Laker Drams, Klutch Psyop, Kevin Durant Silent, John Wall Done
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Basketball Buds on Twitch: Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour and Anthony Mayes.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Rundown: Anthony Davis  Klutch Psyop How trade days have changed over the years It seems like the Lakers are making progress Has it backfired? The Drama > The Game Warriors ruined basketball is why people love trade speculation Media is a bunch of boosters Point of Contention NBA is losing b/c players have one foot out the door A Darwinian Hellscape Value of Lakers roster not optimized Are they better if they are not on Lakers Also, are Celtic players overrated? What happens when Kyrie leaves?  Jason Tatum How has LeBron handled this?  Blood boys Baldness and basketball mortality theory Anthony Davis' game is boring Zach Harper AD Truther Is he a generational talent?  KG vs AD AD Top 25 ever? Kevin Durant not talking to the media??? John Wall ruptures achilles at home, out for 12 month End   Watch the video at: https://www.twitch.tv/countthedings   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: Hello and Welcome
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Jerome Cheng, Mariano Bivins and Tom Haberstroh.  Special guests: Anton Ham from Indonesia and Jordan Blue who attended Fyre Festival, sort of.  Produced by: Jade Hoye   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2019
Emergency Porzingis Trade + Anthony Davis Drama
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Emergency Porzingis Trade Pod with Dave DuFour, Zach Harper, Jared Dubin, Coach Thorpe and Ethan Strauss THEN... Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, Coach David Thorpe and Adam Mares. Rundown  The Polar Vortex Anthony Davis Soap Opera Coach Thorpe AD Rant Take everything from the Lakers! Pelicans Organization is a mess LeBron and Davis together Demps to blame? Unless they (NOLA) change, what's the point? Pelicans need to tank now? Jahlil Okafor is good! Humble + System Great touch and footwork  Conditioning  Emmanuel Mudiay  Second chance guys  Alvin Gentry fired up Questions Is Athleticism overrated  Robert Covington vs Kawhi Leonard Who could Lakers replace Luke Walton with? LeBron already knows who it is.  Jason Kidd? Back up the truck for Jay Wright  Mark Jackson? Porzingis wants out of New York Pre Agency and Qualifying offers Is all this better for the league? Best of All Time?   End   Watch the video on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/countthedings     Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2019
Basketball Buds on Twitch: Anthony Davis
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Basketball Buds: A special LIVE Twitch version of the show with Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour and Eden Liu Produced: Jade Hoye   Rundown: Anthony Davis Small markets are suffocating Big stars Bad market vs Bad Management Best package for Davis?  Knicks with KP PG vs Westbrook Radio Ethan Cuck history Trade AD out of spite? Jrue Holiday and others future? Potential offers out there Knicks / AD / KD Cousins Klay Thompson situation  Klutch weirdness   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: Fyre It Up!
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Sarah the Pharmacist, Jerome Cheng and Dave DuFour.  Special guest: Kaan Erel Produced by: Jade Hoye   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Harden, Spurs D, 76ers' Pieces, Paul George
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and David Thorpe Rundown Harden on fire, can it last?  Guarding Harden The Spurs on a run Defense  DeMar DeRozan story time 76ers without Butler Simmons with Embiid Putting the pieces together Lessons from Showtime Lakers Simmons & Giannis and improvement  Paul George vs Russ MVP!! Victor Oladipo injury What do the Pacers do now?  Damian Lillard and Nurkic Time to trade CJ McCollum  Closing thoughts End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings           Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2019
Basketball Buds: Boogie, Lakers Trash, AD, Harden + Giannis
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Basketball Buds: Dave DuFour, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins, Ethan Strauss and Anthony Mayes Produced by: Jade Hoye Topics:  Boogie Back Be Scared Playmaking ability Boogie Death Lineup Lakers are trash  Poor player development  Brandon Ingram Anthony Davis  James Harden  Guarding Giannis   Video: https://www.patreon.com/posts/live-basketball-24151269   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: Still Recovering
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Jerome Cheng, Dave DuFour and Sarah the Pharmacist.  With: Jane Kim and Rahel Haile Special guests: Josh from New Zealand, Alicia Solomon, Nabeel Zuberi and Ilia Shatassvilli Produced by: Jade Hoye Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Mailbag SZN
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and David Thorpe answer listener questions.  Topics:  Warriors are untouchable  Curry is a force Blake Griffin's mechanics  Shooting on the way up What to watch for when you like a bad team How much can we expect the West to change?  Grizzlies are broken Guy who needs a change of scenery? Teaching the basics More zone lately?  Brad Stevens Debate How coaches evolve Billy Donavan and Russ Westbrook's regression Dennis Smith trade rumors  AAU vs Euro camps Donovan MItchell  Jimmy Butler vs Brett Brown Final thoughts   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2019
Basketball Buds: LA LIVE Recap and Some Basketball
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins, Tom Haberstroh, Ethan Strauss and Anthony Mayes. Produced by: Jade Hoye   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: The End of Thibodeau & The Wolves, MVPs, Spurs
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and David Thorpe   Topics: Tom Thibodeau Timberwolves   Flip Saunders   MVP   Anthony Davis   Spurs   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2019
Basketball Buds: Thibs Gone, Pelicans, Doncic, Derrick Rose, R Kelly
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tom Haberstroh, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour and Mariano Bivins.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Topics:  Thibadeau Decode Pelicans are a football team Obligatory Anthony Davis' Future Segment  Doing Lines with Ethan  The Fat Doncic  Derrick Rose 'Kill Yourself' R Kelly End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: Ready Steady
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Sarah the Pharmacist, Victoria Jacobi, Anthony Mayes, James MacSorley, Dave DuFour and Jerome Cheng.  Produced by: Jade Hoye   Part II of the Mailbag is available on Patreon   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2019
Nerder She Wrote: Lonzo's Lakers, Harden's Rockets, Draft Reform
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and David Thorpe   Rundown:  Lonzo Ball free throws Lakers without LeBron James Harden & The Rockets Wizards trade options  3 Best players Under 26 Luka Doncic The Hipster Baby Jesus Zion in ATL  Draft Reform / Rookie Free Agency Plan Wolves Regression  Andrew Wiggins  Grizzlies  Celtics  Marcus Morris All Star? Final Thoughts End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2019
Basketball Buds: Westbrook Debate, Warriors Past, Present and Future
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss, Anthony Mayes and Dave DuFour Produced by: Jade Hoye   Rundown:  Bird Box Good or Nah? Russ Westbrook Debate Is he as good as he thinks he is?  Defense Tanking and Zion LeBron Underrated and Under Appreciated  Dwane Casey upset  WW2 Digression Warriors Aggregation Segment The Draymond Green Problem Someone has to go!  Klay too? Boogie Cousins fix this? End     Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2019
The Friday Mailbag: Happy New Year!
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BLK Tray, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Jerome Cheng, Sarah the Pharmacist, Anthony Mayes and special Fan Duel winner guest, Jonathan Zoob. Produced by: Jade Hoye   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2018
The Friday Mailbag: Happy Christmas
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Sarah the Pharmacist, Jerome Cheng, Kariemah Shah, Angela Gaile and a special appearance from  Greyson and Sadie Hoye.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2018
Nerder She Wrote with David Aldridge: Wiz-Wall, Anthony Davis, Rockets-Harden
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, David Thorpe and special guest Hall of Fame reporter, David Aldridge from the Athletic DC https://theathletic.com/dc/ Sponsored by: The Athletic get 40% Off https://theathletic.com/back2back   Rundown:  Favorite Holiday drinks Wizards / Wall  Dwight Howard Wall's effort / inconsistency  LeBron and Anthony Davis Celtics have better assets with Kyrie caveat Stars playing with LeBron  Chris Bosh as an example Too many stars in Boston Rockets / James Harden / West What are you watching Coach? Too many 3s a problem? Final thoughts Appreciate The Game LeBron's message to his son End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
BasketBall Buds: Harden-CP3, West's Second Best, Lines
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, Ethan Strauss, Dave DuFour, Anthony Mayes and Jovan Buha.  Produced by: Jade Hoye   Rundown:  James Harden What's the problem? Refs this year Clippers regressing to the mean Rockets good now? Chris Paul washed Still injured? Getting old? Behind the Rockets 4 game win streak Thunder are the #2 team in the West Lakers have LeBron tho Kemba regression Welcome Ethan Grizz or Clipps, who's more legit?  Trail Blazers  What is cute ugly? French Bull Dogs can't have sex Fan Duel x NBA LeBron broken hand in last year's Finals Lines The carry is worse then the travel End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2018
The Friday Mailbag: What's Past Is Prologue
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Mama Hoye, Matt Ruffin, Dave DuFour and Sarah. With: Jerome Cheng, Rich Gunz and Ricky Logan. Produced by: Jade Hoye Sponsored by: Mint Mobile mintmobile.com/btb   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2018
Nerder She Wrote: With Ethan Strauss talking Zion, NBA Spies, Warriors and MVPs
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour, David Thorpe and Ethan Strauss.  Sponsored by: The Athletic https://theathletic.com/back2back for 40% off.  Rundown:  Sleep Monitors Drinking and sleep What's going on with the Bulls? Grace and maturity vs Machismo Michael Jordan vs Malik Monk Zion Williamson's Potential  Welcome Ethan Strauss The Life of an NBA Spy (Advanced Scouting) Why choose this life? Warriors' mid range shooting  Klay Thompson Bored Warriors MVPs End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2018
NBA Daily Ding: Lowry Bounced Back, Bulls Dysfunction Continues, DPOY and COY Favorites
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Dave DuFour is joined by Blk Tray and special guest Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports. The trio talks about a three-game Tuesday night in the NBA, the latest in the Bulls dysfunction, a bounce-back game from Kyle Lowry, the Rockets show signs of life and the guys make their early season picks for the Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.   Produced by: Rob Lopez   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook.com/countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2018
The Friday Mailbag
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, Big Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Sarah, Anthony Mayes, Dave DuFour, Mama Hoye and Maskims.  Special guest: Andre Trottie Produced by: Jade Hoye Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2018
Nerder She Wrote: In Defense of Defense
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Nerder She Wrote with Dave DuFour and Coach David Thorpe Appreciating Defense Sponsored by: The Athletic  theathletic.com/back2back. for 40% off Rundown:  Allen Iverson story time with Coach Let's talk about defense  Thunder without Roberson are good Westbrook has been great Memphis too Men in the middle Marc Gasol Elasticity Jaren Jackson is going to be a Hall of Famer Like a running back The "Economy of Movement" Faking effort  Joakim Noah back If he's healthy...watch out.  Motor and energy are off the charts Timberwolves  Karl Towns fools gold?  Andrew Wiggins  Derrick Rose unreal Dario Saric Who would have thought? Lakers  Lonzo's defense Kuzma Anthony Davis future Final thoughts End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Facebook: www.facebook.com/countthedings         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2018
Basketball Buds: Hoiberg, Bulls Future, KAT, Wolves, Giannis, Kobe
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tom Habersteroh, BIG Wos and Dave DuFour Produced by: Jade Hoye   Rundown: Nerder She Wrote Jade's Esophagus Injury Flavored Beer Mexican Beer is German? Basic Brad Live Show in Boston Fred Hoiberg Fired The timing! Jabari Parker / Lauri Markannan  Who are they building around? Spurs digression Where do the Bulls go from here? Didn't deserve to get fired didn't deserve to keep his job Fred Hoiberg to Minnesota? Coach whiplash Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves since Butler trade Daryl "D-Mo" Morey lied to Tom Haberstroh The Rockets still suck Giannis punching people in the dick Kobe comments decoded Anthony Davis  Dell Demps vs Alvin Gentry No one has ever turned down the Super Max End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2018
The Friday Mailbag
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Sarah the Pharmacist, Anthony Mayes, Dave DuFour and Mama Hoye. Special guests: Andre Trotte and Andre Barrera Produced by: Jade Hoye Sponsored by: Fan Duel and Mind Mobile  www.fanduel.com/b2b https://www.mintmobile.com/btb   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2018
Nerder She Wrote with Adam Mares: Nuggets Deep, NBA Innovations, Bored Popovich
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, David Thorpe and Adam Mares from SB Nations Denver Stiffs.  https://www.denverstiffs.com/ Sponsored by: Fan Duel www.fanduel.com/b2b Rundown:  We're doing video? Nuggets are good! Paul Millsap's effect Mike Malone coaching well and talking shit  Has done well with missing pieces  Nikola Jokic  Being "one pass away" Offensive rebounding strategies Ethan Strauss' "Next Trillion Dollar Innovation" Passing off the backboard  Thorpe, Pete D'Alessandro and Jason Williams story time Learning the game through tradition and innovation  Ban The Charge!  Wisconsin player taking 5 charges  Innovations / Improvements Developmental innovations Ignorance in youth basketball  Rim height Teaching yourself, experience vs instructional learning   "Players have to play" Scrimmaging in practice  A.I. and pattern recognition in basketball On the fly learning  Speed and mental quickness  Lonzo Ball is smart Clone Wars: Team LeBron vs Team Giannis  Gregg Popovich is bored with the game  Too many 3s Players getting longer, defending 3 getting better Bigs can play small...can small guys play big? Life is Basketball is Life So many unicorns  Final thoughts Thorpe's Love Letter to The Game  End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2018
Basketball Buds: Vučević Decode, KD Respect, Wild West, Jazz & Rockets
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, Anthony Mayes, Dave DuFour and Jared Dubin Sponsored by: Fan Duel www.fanduel.com/b2b  Rundown:  Mock Drafts in November T Shirt Gatling Guns How good is Nikola Vucevic? Greg Monroe vibes Nobody respects Kevin Durant  KD's defense lacking Pacing himself  Celtic and Basic Brad Need an offensive coordinator  No good shooters? Too many long 2's  The West is a mess Jazz and Rockets Thunder  Mitchell doing too little or too much? Not enough small ball lineups  What's wrong with Houston? Harden's big night's not so impressive Need to push the pace The Warriors have no competition End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2018
Thanksgiving Mailbag
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Back to Back thanks you for all the support. Happy Thanksgiving!   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2018
NBA Daily Ding: Wizards Comeback Win, JR Smith Done in Cleveland, Heat Lose Again, Celtics Early Season Struggles
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Dave DuFour, Blk Tray and Justin Rowan talk about a four-game Tuesday night in the NBA. The guys chat about the Wizards comeback win over the Clippers, Toronto needing a clutch shot to beat the Magic, the mounting struggles for the Heat and more.   Jared Weiss of The Athletic joins to talk about the Celtics recent struggles.   Produced by: Rob Lopez   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2018
Basketball Buds: Kings, Kemba Keeper, Celtics, Wall-Wiz, Free Throws
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, David Thorpe and Dave DuFour.  Sponsored by: Simple Contacts https://www.simplecontacts.com/btb Fan Duel: www.fanduel.com/b2b Produced by: Jade Hoye   Rundown:  What's going on in Sac Town? Dave Joerger issues really? Refusing to tank Bagley not playing enough? Vivek or Vlade Brandon Williams vs Dave Joerger No incentive to tank Kemba Walker Keeper Better than Kyrie? Nah.  Gordon Hayward benched Kemba like Curry Hornets are not so good John Wall trade possible? Wizards' Flea Market Otto Porter moveable  Celtics Jaylen Brown Jayson Tatum Players need more oxygen Not getting to the basket enough Hayward not the same player Markelle Fultz issues Jump shot free throws Free throw science  Coach's Shaq story  Wall vs Scott Brooks This was Washington's year! JR Smith / Cavs split Possible landing spots Steven Adams is a beast Hypothetical: Adams vs Pekovic steel cage match Grizzlies back! Marc Gasol  Jaren Jackson   Radio Zach    Least favorite stat   End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2018
Nerder She Wrote: Listener Q&A
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour and Coach David Thorpe answer listener questions.  Topics:  Family Matters What's the best Turkey substitute? Go to Holiday cocktail? The challenge of coaching Lebron. Ty Lue.  Ben Simmons at his peak? Markelle Fultz X-Files territory Time to worry about the Jazz? Fixing the Wiz KD vs Dray + risking it all Spurs adjusted outlook Least favorite stat Thanksgiving wishes End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2018
Basketball Buds with Mike Prada: Wall, 76ers Fultz and Butler, In or Out
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tom Haberstroh, Dave DuFour and SB Nation's Mike Prada.  Sponsored by: Fan Duel  Go to www.fanduel.com/b2b and be part of our weekly Wednesday challenge.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Topics:  What's wrong with Wall? Wizards Woes Ernie Grunfeld the Untouchable  We don't trash the magic enough Wall trade hypos  Welcome Jimmy Butler Fultz Issues continue  Nerve issue? Are the 76ers to blame for some of this? What now?  Melo-Nuggets PTSD Kawhi Hypotheticals Retrospect Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier overrated? Carmelo Anthony Caris Lavert injury miracle  In or Out?  Pacers Trail Blazers Sac Kings Dennis Schroder D'Angelo Russell KD vs Draymond Fued.    End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2018
Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to the 76ers - Emergency Episode
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An emergency episode brings Dave DuFour, Blk Tray, John Wilmes and Zach Harper together to talk about the Timberwolves decision to trade Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to multiple reports.   Produced by: Rob Lopez   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2018
The Friday Mailbag: No Way Around It
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, Eden Liu, Anthony Mayes, Dave DuFour, Imman A, Sarah the Pharmacist, Kariemah Shah and Mama Hoye.  Special guests: Miguel Enrique Montoya, Matt in AQ and Megan Hines.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop Fan Duel: www.fanduel.com/b2b    Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2018
Nerder She Wrote: Seerat Sohi
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Coach David Thorpe and SB Nation's Seerat Sohi.  Rundown: 76ers-Fultz Issues JJ Redick Not running your best lineups in November Simmons / Fultz  Embiid and switching  The trap teams are falling into  Trae Young switch buster Hope in Atlanta! Comp: Mark Price Jaren Jackson Jr looks real good What does Memphis do now? Win now.  Anthony Davis' future in LA or Philly? Final thoughts   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2018
Basketball Buds with Sam Amick: Kyrie vs Murray, LeLakers, Jayson "Kobe" Tatum
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Dave DuFour, Tom Haberstroh and The Athletic's Sam Amick  Sponsored by: Fan Duel | www.fanduel.com/b2b Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop   Topics:  Murray vs Kyrie Unwritten rules and being disrespectful Kyrie's Celtics future Chatter Chatter New Raps same as last year Let's talk Lakers At what point do things come to a head? Magic management style is tough LeBron has not been great Ingram on the block Playing with LeBron Anthony Davis on the way? The Clippers  Jayson "Kobe" Tatum  Young players are stupid Welcome Tom Haberstroh Vince Carter storied with Sam Shorter shorts Sam and Ben Stiller best friends Tom Thibodeau on the hot seat? Rather be the Wolves or Wizards? IG trainer vids Players who block reporters and why? End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2018
The Friday Mailbag: Life After Love
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The Friday Mailbag: BIG Wos, Zach Harper, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Sarah the Pharmacist, Jerome Cheng, Anthony Canton III and Mama Hoye.  Special guests: Daniel Menenez, Natalie Leist and Scott T from Chicago.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop Sponored by: www.fanduel.com/b2b   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2018
Nerder She Wrote: Evolving Offenses, Warriors, Big Men and Rockets' Regression
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, David Thorpe and Sport Illustrated's and host of 'The Breakaway' Podcast, Rob Mahoney.  Sponsor: Join us on Fan Fuel every Wednesday for the B2B Challenge. www.fanduel.com/b2b to sign up.  Back To Back Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop   Topics:  Halloween Recap Coach a dog or cat guy? Dog DNA test? The changing offensive game Taking more 3s Defenses are not good right now Switching  Warriors look unbeatable, why even watch? Curry hunting his shots  Patient Durant Jimmy "Bubble Wrapped" Butler Derrick Rose revitalized  Big Men Back in the NBA? Letting it fly! Big Men lineups on the rise?  What's wrong with the Pelicans?  The Rockets really look bad They look like a completely different team Wizards are a mess. Can it be fixed?  Otto Porter trade destinations Final Thoughts   Listen to Rob's Pod 'The Breakaway'  https://art19.com/shows/breakaway   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2018
Basketball Buds with Ryen Russillo: Steph vs System, Dad LeBron, Fultz
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Anthony Mayes and special guest Ryen Russillo.  Produced by: Jade Hoye Topics:  Daily Ding Spotify vs Apple vs Tidal Klay Thompson went off Warriors are too good Steph is humble  Welcome Ryen Russillo  Steph a system player?  The most disrespected superstar?  Hello Dad LeBron! The West is relentless LeBron not playing D Being in LA not as planned out as people think Anthony Davis Wild Card Issues recruiting players to LA Worried about Kyrie? Offensive issues / clunky  Getting awkwrd Raptors looking good / Small Ibaka 76ers still think they were going to get LeBron Rich Paul anxiety The Process supposed to get you MJ? Markelle Fultz rehab ugh How the pieces fit For the basketball Buds Overtime subscribe to Count The Dings on Patreon. www.patreon.com/countthedings   Back To Back Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop   FanDuel Wednesday Challenge: www.fanduel.com/b2b   Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings @bommpodcast     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2018
The Friday Mailbag: Devil's Advocate
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Imman A, Mama Hoye, Anthony Canton III and Sarah the Pharmacist answer listener questions on Twitter.  With Rich Gunz from Philly and Paul Bisceglia from Phoenix.  Produced by Jade Hoye   Sponsored by: www.fanduel.com/b2b for our weekly B2B Challenge on Wednesdays.  Merch: https://cottonbureau.com/stores/count-the-dings#/shop   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2018
Nerder She Wrote: Steph Better, Blake, Giannis, Pace
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, Coach David Thorpe and Nate Duncan from the Dun'd On Podcast.    Brought to you by: The Athletic www.theathletic.com/backtoback Fan Duel www.fanduel.com/b2b   Topics:  Steph Better Was this expected?  Curry The Avalanche  'The Revolution'  Curry is unafraid  Iguadala issues Team with best chance of beating Warriors?  Blake Griffin is rollin' Great playmaker too! Buying the Pistons? How about them Bucks? Giannis' shot / mechanics No ego. Wants to win. Bucks bench Giannis' future The Raptors / Kawhi Increased pace effect on veteran units Final thoughts End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2018
TV Book Club: Romanoffs | The Deuce | Hill House
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TV Book Club: Anthony Mayes, Eden Liu and Jake Hoye Eden and Jake are mad at Anthony because he didn't do his own homework and watch the Romanoffs. We try to put our finger on what is missing and decide if we're in or out.  The Deuce: Vincent's Vermont Vacation Lori's rising star, Candy fighting misogyny in pursuit of her art, breakups, coverups, well done steak, an introducing The Deuce Death Pool.  Haunting of Hill House teaser: Navigating genre, timelines and family with the Crains. Why it's better than Castle Rock. Looking forward.    Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2018
Basketball Buds: Bandwagon SZN
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The Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Tom Haberstroh, Jared Dubin and Dave Dufour   Sponsored by: Fan Duel sign up for our weekly challenge. https://www.fanduel.com/b2b   The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/backtoback   Rundown: Produced by: Jade Hoye   News and Notes   Miracle shampoos and balding   Concern for the Lakers   Defense is terrible   "The Spurs are bad." - Ethan   Josh Hart Hype   Nuggets Defense Hype   Wolves Prince Uniforms   Warriors open shots missed   Isaiah Thomas' return?   Klay Thompson cold   Jared's hip surgery talk with Isaiah   Warriors' demise   Klay the Mark Teixeira of SGs   Tom name drops Drew Gooden   Celtics lose. Sound the alarms!   Jayson Tatum reached his ceiling?   Clogged Toilet Offense   Brad Stevens rush to judgement   The best team in the East, Milwaukee Bucks   Kris Middleton / Bledsoe   Giannis   Thunder this bad?   Russ wearing down   Bovada has odds on first coach to 'leave their post'   End     Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2018
The Friday Mailbag: Check The Pulse
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, BIG Wos, Mariano Bivins, Eden Liu, Nitzan Bluvstein, Anthony Mayes, Jade, Count on Vic and Sarah the Pharmacist and briefly Tom Haberstroh. With: Chaz Thomas and Kofie Yeboah   Support our sponsor: www.fanduel.com/b2b   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2018
TV Book Club: The Deuce + Reboots and Remakes
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***SPOILER ALERT*** TV Book Club: Anthony Mayes, Jake Hoye, Amin Elhassan, Eden Liu and Anthony Canton III This week: HBO's 'The Deuce' Topics:  Triple Deuce Episode Breakdown Decline of the pimp Worst plot lines Guerrilla Filming of “Red Hot” CC invents POV Gene Goldman’s Closet Frankie levels up Lance Minx doesn’t work like this And much more.  AC's Spotlight on TV: Reboots and Remakes. Why so many?    PATREON CONTENT (Patreon.com/countthedings)   Amazon Prime's 'The Romanoffs' The Romanoffs Questioning the format Impact of locations Origin of the croissant Compelling dynamic between Anushka & Hajar Are we in or out on the show? End...   For the rest of this episode go to Patreon.com/countthedings     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2018
Nerder She Wrote: Very Early Observations
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Nerder She Wrote: Dave DuFour, David Thorpe and Action Network's Matt Moore with early observations from the first 48 hours of NBA games.  Topics: Bucks vs Hornets How did Giannis look? Post-up game Eric Bledsoe more engaged Other pieces and Mike Budenholzer effect Confidence starts with commitment  Hornets and keeping Kemba Inability to win close games Develop youth, trade vets Potential trade scenarios  Suns look like an NBA team Deandre Ayton looks good Comfort level is high Learning from pros and playing smart The Big Man Resurgence. Blip or Trend? "Bully Ball"  Pistons / Drummond-Blake Drummond looks real good Pelicans vs Rockets Rockets sucked last night. Why? Regression Nikola Mirotic, and Julius Randle Wes Johnson good or nah? Final thoughts; Hawks, Heat, Wolves and Kings End Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2018
Basketball Buds: About last Night
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Basketball Buds: Zach Harper, Jade, Tom Haberstroh, Jared Dubin, Dave DuFour and Rob Lopez.  Topics:  The Daily Ding FanDuel Challenge  LA LIVE Show 76ers-Celtics Celtics built for regular season 76ers not so good Early observations  76ers lack of shooting  Embiid looked gassed 76ers tough working the post Wilson Chandler missed China Hangover Kyrie Irving  Big guys taking threes  Aron Baynes from deep JJ Redick vs Fultz Simmons' minutes / 6ers depth What was Westbrook eating? No Russ not good Paul George doesn't look right Short preseason  Jimmy Butler, Glen Taylor and KG Butler will not be traded! - Harper Butler to Clippers? 76ers?  What will reception for Wolves be? Thibs the villain  Melo the new 6th mn Melo Role Play Small ball 5 55 wins? Defensive issues Bang the over on the Mavs  Grizzlies  Hornets retro court End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2018
TalkHoops: With Paul Shirley
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Zach Harper and BIG Wos are joined by former NBA player, writer, international superstar and now podcaster Paul Shirley to talk about his show 'Stories I Tell on Dates' and much more.  Topics:  Welcome Paul Shirley Why did you want to Podcast? Loneliness and writing on ESPN Athletes and writing (Players Tribune) Biggest misconception with NBA players and dating How to meet women before the digital age The mind of a professional athlete  Marcus Fizer story time Best cities for meeting women Russia beware Eccentric owners in Europe End   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2018
Black Opinions Matter Monday: Are You Riding?
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Black Opinions Matter Monday: Amin Elhassan, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, John Jervay, Kev the Barber, Anthony Canton III Special guest: Chris Walton Produced by: Jade Hoye   Topics:  Watching Saturday Night Live Greatest Chapelle Skit ever Snoop figures out who Kiki is Kanye is gone Steve Harvey's Toupee  Kanye's perilous future Drake on The Shop Fabulous' Turmoil LBJ Hip Hop Historian Tray get off my lawn  BOMM Guest of the Week: Chris from Macon Homecoming Season Frats  Voicemail on Supreme Logo Voicemail on Dirty Mackin' Jade recites problematic rap lyrics End   For the BOMM Overflow go to Patreon.com/countthedings   Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2018
The Friday Mailbag: Home Safe
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The Friday Mailbag: Zach Harper, Eden Liu, Jade, Nitzan Bluvstein, and Anthony Mayes answer listener question on Twitter #askWos.  Mama Hoye on TV.  With: Jane Kim, Rahel Haile, Jerome "BlackDragonRoll" Cheng, Young Pep Dash, Kariemah Shah, Anthony Canton III, Abhisheck Saha and Kent Paisley.  Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: www.countthedings.com Social: @back2backpod @countthedings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2018
TV Book Club: Better Call Saul FInale
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