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Business Casual Basketball

Business Casual Basketball

By Aaron Washington
Basketball podcast dedicated to the insightful and creative discussion of the interworking of NBA economics, as well as new developments in league news. Simplifying the game one dollar at a time.

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BCB Podcast #120: The Good, Bad, and Ugly from 2020 Free Agency
With the majority of the free agent targets off the board, it's time to review some of the best and worst moves from this years' abbreviated free agency period! With training camps less than a week away, Sekou Smith from NBA TV,, and the Hang Time Podcast accompanies host Aaron Washington to discuss specific decisions made by Portland, Phoenix, New York, Sacramento, and others.  Be sure to check out Sekou's incredible work on NBA TV, and other media outlets. You can give him a follow on Twitter @SekouSmithNBA. 
November 28, 2020
BCB Podcast #119: The Most Unique Draft in History
In the wake of the first NBA Draft to be conducted without draftees in attendance, we hit the airwaves to discuss the most talented and underrated picks made in the 1st round. New Business Causal Basketball contributor Sam Aldrich is on hand to make his picks for each section of the opening round along with host Aaron Washington. We also discuss two picks that don't quite make much sense relative to where they were selected.  Sam is already active on the website, as he has a Draft Preview article that dropped last week! Check it out here: Also, stay up to date with what he's dropping on Twitter @realsamaldrich. 
November 20, 2020
BCB Podcast #118: Intro to Statement Games, Rockets Implosion
With chaos on the horizon for the NBA and connected audiences, we are back in the studio to make you aware of a new fantasy game that's making waves as of late! Host Aaron Washington is joined by Mark Saulino (CEO of Statement Games) to discuss the origin of this new game and how they set themselves apart from other fantasy sports offerings. Later, the two dive into the heart of the Rockets chemistry issues and Westbrook's desire to leave the team.  Check out Marc and his awesome product over on Twitter @MarcSaulino / @StatementGames. 
November 13, 2020
BCB Podcast #117: Trade Rumor Season
With the beginning of the 20-21 season mere weeks away, podcaster and fellow SBC alumni Lawrence Brooks joins host Aaron Washington to address the validity of the most popular trade rumors to hit the net. They dive into possible deals that could benefit both sides, how that impacts short/long term goals for each franchise, and also financial hits for teams bottom line.  Lawrence has a fantastic Mavs podcast and has knack for NBA writing. Be sure to give him a shout on Twitter @LBSaidit / @HoopBallMavs. 
November 6, 2020
BCB Podcast #116: December vs January Start for Next Season
Following a news heavy day in the NBA, we get back into the studio to discuss what current negotiations between the league and players association could mean for the money and logistics of the NBA for next season.  Nick Andre from the Above the Rim Podcast is on hand to cover these topics, along with a quick evaluation of the Daryl Morey signing for Philly towards the end.  Go give Nick a look over on Twitter @_nickdormus. 
October 30, 2020
BCB Podcast Episode #115: Teams Under Most Pressure to Make Moves During 2020 Offseason
We are back this week to assess the stress level for four key franchises during a pivotal and unprecedented offseason. Join Corban Ford, host of the NBA Today Podcast and host Aaron Washington to determine possible trades, signings, and other transactions these teams can make as they navigate various stages of transition.  Corban is a fellow Sports Business Classroom alumni and an unashamed Russell Westbrook apologist. Links to his NBA takes and media work can be found on Twitter @corbannba. 
October 23, 2020
BCB Podcast #114: Impending Financial Decisions for Lakers, Heat, and League
On this first installment of the offseason podcast series, host Aaron Washington dives in solo style to cover the challenges the Lakers, Heat, and the league overall face in the months leading up to the start of next season. 
October 16, 2020
BCB Podcast #113: Davis' Legendary Run, Riley Robbed for Exec of the Year?
An epic collaboration has hit the airwaves this week as not one, not two, but THREE special guests join Aaron Washington on the mic to put AD's playoff run into perspective, make a case for Pat Riley as the Executive of the year, and give some final thoughts on the NBA Bubble experience.  Go give these special guests a look on Twitter for some wonderful video and audio content! Amber Vickers: @SimplyMe_AV Owen Watterson: @theqccollective Jason Smith: @thejsonsmith 
October 9, 2020
BCB Podcast #112: Best and Worst of NBA Finals Game 1
The culmination of the 2019-2020 NBA season is upon us! Relive key moments of game 1 and get hyped for what’s to come as Mark Schindler of the Indy Cornrows podcast jumps into the action with Aaron Washington this week. Mark followed the Pacers during the Pacers/Heat battles of 2013-2014, so he’s sure to be having flashbacks right about now. You can follow him on Twitter @MSchindlerNBA/@indycornrows.
October 2, 2020
BCB Podcast #111: Celtics on the Brink, Donovan Era Begins in Chicago
As the Eastern Conference Finals rage on, writer and podcaster JJ Rivera joins the club to review how Miami ended up with a 3-1 series lead and how Boston can begin to claw their way out of the abyss. The Pair also gives praise on the Billy Donovan signing for Chicago, while speculating on how he can begin to leave a positive mark on the franchise.  JJ is a contributor for Fansided's Lakers site and covers the Miami Heat on his podcast. The upcoming NBA Finals could be particularly interesting for him. He stays active on Twitter @JJRiveraNBA/@305culturepod. 
September 25, 2020
BCB Podcast #110: Clippers Curse Continues, WCF Preview
NBA Unwrapped social media contributor Jordan Childs joins the conversation this week to help explain what went wrong in the Clippers camp to cause their epic 3-1 meltdown, as well as the big stories to monitor going into a hyped Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Nuggets.  Jordan will defend LeBron and the Lakers through thick and thin. Please be sure to give him a follow on Twitter @_JordanChilds. 
September 18, 2020
BCB Podcast #109: Giannis’ Future, Are Lakers/Clippers Still the Favorites?
As we reach the heart of the playoffs, big questions have risen that could affect the present and future NBA. Jerome Knight from the JKBSPORTS Pod is in the house to attempt to answer some pressing questions! What are Giannis’ odds of winning in Milwaukee? Should we expect an LA team to hoist a championship trophy next month? Some big facts will be made known in this episode! Be sure to check out Jerome and his podcast via Twitter @jkbsportzpod!
September 11, 2020
BCB Podcast #108: 1st Round Outs Next Moves
We get back to action this week as the 1st round winds down to examine next steps and major decision that await the eight teams that have been eliminated. Daniel Lubofsky is on with Aaron Washington to look at where they came up short this year, and how they can continue to build towards a championship.  Daniel stays busy with quality writing that he makes available at several outlets. You can follow him on Twitter @D_Lubofsky. 
September 3, 2020
BCB Podcast #107: NBA All-Bubble Teams
Ti Windisch stops by the pod this time around to take a look at the All Bubble 1st and 2nd teams that the NBA announced last week. Those ten players have unique stories on how they got to this point in the season and what their teams have done to put them in positions to succeed. He gives some valuable insight along with Aaron Washington as some players prepare for a playoff push. To top things off, the pair get into Damian Lillard's sensational bubble campaign that culminated in a MVP award.  Ti has phenomenal coverage on the Bucks over at the Gyo Step Podcast. Get started on some episodes over on Twitter @TiWindisch. 
August 18, 2020
BCB Podcast 106: Free Agent Centers, The Bubble Viewing Experience So Far
Jared Dubin from Five Thirty Eight is this weeks' special guest! Join him along with Aaron Washington as they break down several upcoming free agent centers to cap off the five episode series. Next, they give some brutally honest thoughts on the bubble experience from a fan perspective. What new additions have worked out so far? What is just plain maddening? Tune in to find out! Jared is a Writer and lawyer that hopes to see another competitive New York Knicks team in his lifetime. You can follow him on Twitter @jadubin. 
August 13, 2020
BCB Episode #105: Free Agent PFs, Who needs a 2020 Ring the Most?
Jordan Childs from NBA Unwrapped was gracious enough to join BCB for this week's installment, which involves a six player draft of the best Power Forward prospects in this years free agency pool. Additionally, he takes some time to talk with Aaron Washington about a few players whose legacies could see a huge jump with the addition of a ring in the Orlando bubble this October.  Jordan Childs remains a steadfast New York Knicks fan throughout the years of struggle, but he continues to hold out hope for change. You can follow him on Twitter @JordanChilds. 
July 25, 2020
BCB Podcast #104: Free Agent SFs, Pandemic's Effects on Scouting
We are very glad to have former NBA Front Office employee Jeremy Berman on the mic with Aaron Washington this week as they do an overview of the best upcoming Small Forward Free Agents. This includes the skills each of them bring to the table, their fair market values, and what teams might offer them a deal. Later, Jeremy talks about his career path, how the day-to-day routine of scouts has changed in the wake of the pandemic, and how this could have an affect on how teams draft and approach free agency.  If you would like to check out the second portion of the conversation on Youtube, you can find it using the link below: Jeremy is currently the Director of Research and Analysis at Babcock Hoops and Pro Insight. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremyberman. 
July 18, 2020
BCB Podcast #103: Free Agent SGs, Strength of Schedules
It's our genuine pleasure to welcome on Ian Levy this week, who is the Creative Editorial Director for Fansided, The Step Back, and Nylon Calculus. He is in the house for this episode to offer deep insights with Aaron Washington concerning the best Shooting Guards in the 2020 FA class, and the most interesting schedules for some of the Orlando bound squads.  Side Note: The audio for this episode is a little choppy to start, due to some signal interference. Apologies. It clears up around the 4:40 mark.  Ian has an awesome analytical mind, and puts it on display frequently in his impressive pieces over at Fansided. Check him out on Twitter @HickoryHigh. 
July 9, 2020
BCB Podcast #102: Free Agent PGs, Grading Orlando Replacements
Heading into the first phase of the Orlando restart, Kory Waldron from Off the Glass Basketball joins Aaron Washington to get a sense of what some upcoming Point Guards are worth on the market and who could be interested in signing them. Later, they dive into what makes some of the replacement players heading to the restart good signings, or otherwise.  Kory is a big time Pacers fan, who is looking forward to seeing the rivalry between them and the Heat rekindled in the regular season finish. You can follow him on Twitter @KWallHoops. 
July 3, 2020
BCB Podcast #101: Restart in Orlando Pt.2
The past couple weeks have brought new details and perspectives concerning the fast approaching return of the NBA. Brandon Blanco from the Nothing but Facts podcast has joined the party to help host Aaron Washington discover some pros/cons of the restart, determine who could be picked up during the transaction window, and get excited about the return of hoops.  Brandon is the host of an awesome multi-sport podcast and has a soft spot for a certain popular NBA 2K game mode. You can follow him on Twitter @NBF_Clo.
June 23, 2020
BCB Podcast #100: NBA Restart in Orlando
BCB is celebrating a huge milestone this week as we finally hit episode #100! To help celebrate this significant development and the return of the NBA, Aaron Washington welcomes on fellow Unwrapped Sports member, Amber Vickers! The two get down to business on the details of the league's plan to return in Orlando. These include big upcoming dates, remaining regular season schedules for the playoff hopefuls, how teams left out might be able to stay active, and more!  Amber is a multifaceted sports fan that is deeply invested in Oklahoma based teams. You can follow her on Twitter @SimplyMe_AV. 
June 11, 2020
BCB Podcast #99: The Last Dance Reactions
In the aftermath of the ESPN feature documentary, The Last Dance, Marc Belleville of the Hoop Dreams podcast joins Aaron Washington for to breakdown some of the most informative and controversial aspects of the series.   Marc is a massive MJ fan who has no problem talking about the GOAT for hours on end. You can follow him on Twitter @HoopDreams_MB. 
May 25, 2020
BCB Podcast #98: Playoff Hypotheticals
This week, Shane Young from Forbes Sports is back to cover some first round matchups if the season is indeed allowed to continue! Shane is an excellent NBA analyst/columnist with extensive knowledge of the league. Check him out on Twitter @YoungNBA.
May 11, 2020
BCB Podcast #97: G League vs NCAA, Restarting the Season
We're back with a special guest this week as Mark Haynes from the Minute till 6 podcast is in the house to speak to Aaron Washington about the pros/cons of elite High School players choosing the G League over College, as well as the idea of restarting the NBA season in Disney World.  Mark Haynes is a California resident and a pleasure to talk ball with. Go give him a follow on Twitter and Instagram @mhdachamp. 
May 3, 2020
BCB Podcast #96: Update, 2020 Hall of Fame Class
BCB is back this week as Aaron Washington discusses what has kept him away from podcasting for so long, and what makes this upcoming Hoops Hall class one of the best we've ever seen.
April 25, 2020
BCB Podcast #95: Reflecting on 2019-2020
NBA Draft Analyst and former NBA agent Matt Babcock is in the building this week to reflect on the great stories that developed in the league this season prior to the hiatus. Matt currently does excellent scouting work with Babcock Hoops and should be a key stop if you want to get familiar with the next draft class. You can follow him on Twitter @MattBabcock11
March 15, 2020
BCB Podcast #94: Brooklyn's Culture Change, Look Ahead to '20 Free Agency
We're back this week with a very special guest! Podcaster, Writer, and former NBA Video Coordinator Mo Dakil joins the episode to evaluate Brooklyn's decision to boot Atkinson, what the move says about their future direction, and previewing a few upcoming free agents to see what they will command on the open market.  Mo is a fantastic NBA mind that is open to talking ball with almost anyone. You can follow him on Twitter @MoDakhil_NBA. 
March 10, 2020
BCB Podcast #93: Status of the Buyout Market, Race for the 8th Seed
This week, Marc Belleville from Unwrapped Sports joins us to give some insight on how the buyout market works, and players that have been signed and will be signed could make a difference for teams that take a chance on them. Also, the race for the 8th seed is heating up, with five teams battling for one spot. Who will emerge victorious? Who has the edge in this fight? Tune in now to find out! Marc does fantastic work for the NBA Unwrapped podcast and has one of his own starting soon. You can follow him on Twitter @HoopDreamsPod. 
March 2, 2020
BCB Podcast #92: New ASG Format, Biggest Snubs
All-Star Weekend has arrived, so it's time to dive into the changes that the NBA has implemented to improve the overall experience. Director of the NBA section of the Unwrapped Sports Network, Jordan Childs is in the house to give his thoughts on these new formats, and to shoutout a few players who were snubbed from the All-Star game and Rising Stars competition.  Jordan is a lifelong Knicks fan who continues to pray for salvation for his troubled franchise. You can check him out on Twitter @_JordanChilds. He runs the NBA Unwrapped page here: @NBAUnwrapped. 
February 14, 2020
BCB Podcast #91: Aftermath of NBA Trade Deadline Day
The trade deadline has come and gone, so it's time to discuss the action! Writer and Podcaster James Holas stops by the show with Aaron Washington to evaluate the biggest deals and see where that puts the involved teams for the rest of this season and beyond.  James is not afraid to express himself on social media. You can follow him over on Twitter @SnottieDrippen. 
February 7, 2020
BCB Podcast #90: Adding 1 on 1 to All-Star Weekend, Best Candidates
The All-Star Weekend conversation intensifies this week as Anthony Sigismond from the 4th Man Podcast joins the party to discuss the possibility of adding a 1 on 1 competition to the Saturday Night slate. Also, he and host Aaron Washington brainstorm some excellent isolation players who the fans would love to see enter the competition.  Anthony is a fellow Atlantian, is the host of the Big 3 Podcast, and Co-Director of the NBA division of Unwrapped sports. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter @a_sigi and @4thManPod. 
January 24, 2020
BCB Podcast #89: Best Duos Under 25, Re-Evaluating the 2017 Draft
This week, writer and Phoenix Suns reporter Gerald Bourget comes on to rank some of the best duos the league has to offer and reflect on the highly controversial 2017 draft class!
January 17, 2020
BCB Podcast #88: All-Star Voting, Underrated Players
Basketball contributor and statistician Greg Steele is on the podcast this week to talk All-Star voting after the second returns, and a few players who have become underrated in the NBA world through factors they can, and can't control.  You can follow Greg over on Twitter @GreekGodofStats to check out his comprehensive portfolio of writing and research.  
January 12, 2020
BCB Podcast #87: Moments of the Decade
As the year and decade comes to a close, Shane Young from Forbes Sports is back to discuss exactly what made the 2010s so special in the basketball world. The categories include "best dunk", "best shot", "best game", and "best team to NOT win a championship."  Shane provides excellent NBA content over on twitter. You can him follow there at @YoungNBA. 
December 28, 2019
BCB Podcast #86: Comeback Player of the Year, Hot Seat Coaches
On this episode, Michael from the Unwrapped Sports Network is on to discuss a hypothetical Comeback Player of the year award, as well as a few head coaches against the wall that could be looking at unemployment in the near future.  Go give Michael a follow on Twitter @mdlawson00 and keep an eye out for his Sports Castr broadcasts! 
December 16, 2019
BCB Podcast #85: Panic at the Quarter Point, Best Young Building Blocks
This week, Aaron Washington is joined by fellow podcaster Brian Zilem to check in on a few teams on the verge of panic mode through one quarter of the season. Additionally, they evaluate a few young players making their case as the best franchise cornerstones in the league. Brian is a tried and true Mavericks fan and the host of the Bluehardwood Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @BrianZilem.
December 6, 2019
BCB Podcast #84: NBA Ratings Slump, 2nd Chance Vets
Pull up a chair and join Aaron Washington as he's backed by former Bleacher Report writer, Chris Walder this week. The two give good and bads news involving the unfortunate ratings drop across all major networks and a few classic veterans attempting to follow Carmelo Anthony back into the league.  Chris Walder is a Twitter verified writer and podcaster based in Ontario, Canada. You can follow him @WalderSports. 
November 27, 2019
BCB Podcast #83: Bam Rising, Heat vs Field, East Elite
Kenneth Wilson from All you Can Heat drops by to take an in depth look at the surprising Miami Heat, and one of their key contributors, Bam Adebayo.
November 18, 2019
BCB Podcast #82: Load Management Backlash, League Pass Movers
Join Aaron Washington and Kory Waldron this week as they discuss the Load Management controversy covering the league and who has surprised so far when it comes to the most enjoyable teams to check out on League Pass. 
November 8, 2019
BCB Podcast #81: Payday: Recent Rookie Extensions
The official NBA Tip-Off podcast features an evaluation of just a few of the rookie extensions signed in the past week. Adam Mares from the Locked On Nuggets Podcast jumps on with Aaron Washington to discuss whether these deals present fair value at this point in time and how that could change and time passes.
October 25, 2019
BCB Podcast #80: 2K Talk, Early Predictions for Season Awards
We up the ante this week with TWO guests from the Unwrapped Sports Network. Sam Sinclair and CJ James join in to discuss the 1st few weeks of 2K20 and a few players who could be in line to compete for major awards next season.
October 19, 2019
BCB Podcast #79: Training Camp Takeaways, Lowry's Extension, Raps Outlook
Join Aaron Washington and very special guest Blake Murphy on this informative episode as they catch up with the NBA World Champions during their training camp and preseason period. The two look over subtle improvements OG Anonuby and other key contributors have made to their game early on, what Kyle Lowry's Extension says about Toronto's direction, and what we can expect from the team in the coming months.  Blake Murphy does excellent work for The Athletic Toronto and you should read his work ASAP. Give him a look on Twitter @BlakeMurphyODC. 
October 10, 2019
BCB Podcast #78: Starting Spot Battles, Low Key Storylines for 19-20
Zak Noble from the #4SZNS podcast accompanies Aaron Washington to talk about who might find themselves in a dogfight for a starting spot next season, and some key storylines for next season we might not be talking about enough. 
October 4, 2019
BCB Podcast #77: Fultz Option, Tampering Fines, Future Of Team USA
Aaron Washington had the pleasure of welcoming on NBA Contributor Keith Smith onto the podcast last week to cover Fultz, increased tampering fines, and the future of team USA after a disappointing finish to the 2019 World Cup. Keith is a very knowledgable individual that covers the NBA from a variety of angles. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithSmithNBA.
September 23, 2019
BCB Podcast #76: Most Memorable Moments Of The 2019 Offseason
With training camps just weeks away, Aaron Washington is joined by fellow Unwrapped Sports contributor Jordan Childs to look back on this eventful Summer and pick out some key moments. The Devin Booker/Ben Simmons Summer film, Kobe/Shaq beef, and Joe Johnson's impact on the Big 3 will stand out in their memory for a long time...tune in to hear exactly why that is the case. Jordan is a co-host of the SpotUpPodcast. You can follow him on Twitter @SpotUpJordan.
September 15, 2019
BCB Podcast #74: Northwest Division Preview 2019
Take two! On this second trip around the fascinating Northwest Division, Huu Tran from the 'Hitting the High Notes Podcast' joins Aaron Washington as they aim to predict the biggest risers and fallers for next season. Huu is a fellow member of the Unwrapped Sports Network. You can follow him and his high quality Utah Jazz content on Twitter @JazzHighNotes.
September 9, 2019
BCB Podcast #75: Pacific Division Preview 2019
The Division Preview reaches it's epic conclusion! This week, Shane Young, contributor from Forbes Sports joins the broadcast with Aaron Washington to look at best case/worst scenarios for the five Pacific Division teams in 2019-2020. Shane is a lifelong Lakers fan and analytics stud, but in favor of banning the field goal percentage stat. You can follow him on Twitter @YoungNBA.
August 29, 2019
BCB Podcast #73: Southwest Division Preview 2019
The Division Preview series rolls on. This week, writer, and radio host David M. Grubb teams up with Aaron Washington to examine where each of the Southwest Division teams stand going into next season. David is a multitalented media presence that can serve in as your source for all things New Orleans sports. You can follow him on Twitter @DMGrubb.
August 17, 2019
BCB Podcast #72: Central Division Preview
Jump into the third installment of our annual Division Preview series with Aaron Washington and special guest Alex Golden. This week, the conversation is focused on how the five teams in this division ended last season, and their respective situations heading into next season. Share and subscribe if you enjoyed this episode! Alex covers the Pacers for and is the host of the podcast Setting the Pace. You can follow him on Twitter @AlexGoldenNBA.
August 9, 2019
BCB Podcast #71: Atlantic Division Preview 2019
Nathan Williams joins Aaron Washington for a discussion on all things Atlantic Division. They dive into how they finished last season, some of their major moves this Summer, and who that sets them up for their next campaign as we head into August. Share and subscribe if you enjoyed this episode! Nathan stands ready to defend young stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid at a moments notice. You can follow him on Twitter @nathanmikeuxl.
August 1, 2019
BCB Podcast #70: Southeast Division Preview 2019
In this solo podcast, Aaron Washington jumps into the annual Division preview series by analyzing the past, present, and future of the Southeast region.
July 28, 2019
BCB Podcast #69: Best Of 2019 NBA Summer League
Max Levy of the 3rd Round Picks podcast joins Aaron Washington to review some of the most memorable players and experiences from NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas. Max Levy is an unapologetic Dallas Mavericks supporter and writes for the Dallas Prospect. You can follow him on Twitter @MaxScouts and the Dallas Prospect @DallasProspect.
July 15, 2019
BCB Podcast #68: Free Agency Opening Bell Rapid Fire
Former Atlanta Hawks video coordinator Ian McKiernan joins Aaron Washington the day after the start of free agency to cover some of the most impactful signings so far. They also take a look at each team's books so see how they will be affected salary wise and what could be in store for them in the near future. Ian brings a wealth of NBA front office experience to the table. You can follow him on Twitter @iMckiernan. Please consider supporting us as a Patreon: Video version of this podcast:
July 2, 2019
BCB Podcast #67: Recapping The WILD NBA Draft and Free Agency Possibilities
This post draft podcast focuses on the NBA draft results and a couple free agency tidbits that were released in the last few days. Aaron Washington is joined by credentialed NBA draft analyst Richard Stayman during this offseason broadcast. You cam follow him on Twitter @MavsDraft. Please consider supporting us as a Patreon!! Video version of this podcast:
June 25, 2019
BCB Podcast #66: AD Blockbuster Pros/Cons, Raptors Beating The Odds
We're back with the first official offseason podcast episode. Warriors fan Garland jones joins Aaron Washington to look at the aftermath of the 2019 NBA Finals and the recently completed Davis to LA trade. You can follow Garland on Instagram @whoisgjones and on Twitter @theicemanjones. Please consider supporting us as a Patreon!! Video version of this podcast:
June 17, 2019
BCB Podcast #65: Game 2, Durant's Legacy, Top 10 Players
Paul Centopani from the Step Back is on the mic with Aaron Washington to evaluate the results of the 2nd game of the NBA Finals, take a look at how Durant's legacy could be impacted whether or not he returns, and give a subjective ranking of the top ten players in the NBA today. Paul is an excellent contributor for The Step Back. You can follow his coverage on Twitter @PCentopani.
June 5, 2019
BCB Podcast #64: Conference Finals Recap, LeBrons Lasting Influence
NBA analyst and writer Shane Young joins Aaron Washington once again to review interesting tidbits from the recently completed Conference Finals series and begin to look forward towards the upcoming matchup between Golden State and Toronto. They also consider the lasting impact LeBron continues to have on the league through his legendary legacy. You can follow Shane Young as he throughly covers the 2019 Finals @ YoungNBA.
May 27, 2019
BCB Podcast #63: Reactions From The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery
Writer and Reporter Laieke Abebe joins the pod to talk everything Draft Lottery! We look at the impact the new odds had on the final outcome, how each team's draft position impacts their team building strategies going forward, and more. You can follow Laieke on Twitter and Instagram @StrikaNation24.
May 19, 2019
BCB Podcast #62: Biggest Offseason Since…What’s Next For Upcoming Retirees
On this edition of the pod, Dylan Bose steps in to talk about some offseason details. Topic include the financial condition of some of the big buyers in Free Agency, potential results of the first year of draft reform, and current players that will seamlessly transition into broadcasting or coaching after retirement. Dylan is a Georgia Tech student and a College Ambassador for the Hawks that can hook you up with clutch ticket deals. You can follow him on Instagram @Dylan_Bose.
May 12, 2019
BCB Podcast #61: Burning Questions From The Playoffs
Coming at you solo for this one! I've developed three hard hitting questions based on what I've seen from fans and the playoff results so far.
May 6, 2019
BCB Podcast #60: Round Two Anticipation, Offseason Workout Candidates
For podcast #60, Kory Waldron joins me to discuss NBA playoffs round two and a few young players who have alot of growing to do in order to realize their true potential as professionals. Kory is a Project Manager, Podcaster & Social Media Contributor. You can follow him on Twitter @KWallHoops.
April 28, 2019
BCB Podcast #59: 2019 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Recap
Welcome to the 2019 NBA Playoffs! The goal of this podcast is to evaluate each playoff series so far and use each result to produce short-term/long-term implications. Sports writer and tweeter Ben Pfeifer joins this loaded round one pod with some excellent qualitative and quantitative analysis. You can follow Ben and his extensive league coverage on Twitter @Ben_Pfeifer.
April 22, 2019
BCB Podcast #58: Lakers Drama, Legends Retiring, KANGZ
This week, I brought in sports fanatic and fellow podcaster Chris Perry to speak on his local Lakers and other storylines dominating the NBA just in time for the start of the 2019 playoffs. You can follow Chris on Instagram @mrisaidwutisaid.
April 14, 2019
BCB Podcast #57: Kicks Of The Year Awards, Postseason Prep
Mark Haynes from the Posted Up Podcast drops by to evaluate some of our favorite shoes of the season, and conduct a season in review to prepare for the 2019 Playoffs. Our postseason preparation/year in review segment starts at the 34:30 mark. You can follow Mark on Twitter and Instagram @mhdachamp.
April 7, 2019
BCB Podcast #56: Top Players 30+, Future Faces Of The League
Brought in the SMD Sports Podcast for a cool collaborative effort on this podcast. We dive into the present and future of the league by identifying some players still performing at a high level into their 30s and who could rise up behind them to rule the league one day. The trio of Marc, Dylan, and Steve run the SMD Podcast. You can follow their page on and Instagram @smdsports and on Twitter @SMDSportsPodca1.
March 30, 2019
BCB Podcast #55: Playoff Sleepers, Fun Factor Seeding
Scott Diggs returns to BCB as we look at teams flying under the radar as the postseason approaches. Additionally, we have a little fun re-ranking all sixteen playoff teams based on entertainment value. The fun factor bracket segment begins at 21:48. Scott is a passionate NBA Twitter contributor with a lot on his mind. You can follow him @scottiediggs.
March 24, 2019
BCB Podcast #54: Excessive Technicals, Daryl Morey Extension
Houston native Stephen Bibbs returns to the podcast after a long absence to provide a unique perspective on controversial technical fouls and the five year extension Rockets GM Daryl Morey recently received. Stephen is a diehard Trailblazers fan. You can check out his unbiased opinions on Twitter at @Don_Malaion.
March 17, 2019
BCB Podcast #53: Clearing The Air On NBA Defense, Next Steps For ATL
Very happy to welcome back Joshua Bishop back onto the podcast. Joshua is a student at the University of Georgia and an enthusiastic Atlanta Hawks fan. He offers a unique perspective on the Hawks and their rapid improvement after we get into a honest convo about NBA defense. The Hawks portion of the pod begins at 44:45. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuabi3hop for Hawks analysis and updates on his own podcast.
March 10, 2019
BCB Podcast #52: Zion Hype, Playoff Implications
We welcome on Mark Haynes of the Yahoo Sports Posted Up Podcast to talk about the uncertainty and excitement surrounding likely future NBA draftee Zion Williamson! Later on, we talk a quick glance at some teams hovering on the playoff bubble to see how has the most to gain or lose from securing a trip to the postseason. This conversation begins at the 36:00 mark. You can follow Mark on Twitter and Instagram @mcdachamp.
March 2, 2019
BCB Podcast #51: Battle For History, Forbes Evaluations
This week Paul Centopani from The Step Back is on to speak about the incredible streaks that Westbrook and Harden are currently on and which one is more impressive. Also, we look at the 2019 Forbes NBA Evaluations to spot some trends and facts that indicate where the NBA is headed as a business in the future. Paul Centopani is a reporter for Source Media Company and a Contributor for The Step Back sports website. His Twitter handle is @PCentopani if you'd like to check out his work. We begin talking about the Forbes Evaluations at the 33:12 mark.
February 17, 2019
BCB Podcast #50: Trade Deadline Madness (Part 2)
This trade deadline has been so active, we had to add on another episode! Dylan Hughes is on for round 2 as we talk the 2AM Sixers/Clippers trade, the risks of signing upcoming Free Agents, Miami's salary dumps, and MUCH more. Dylan is a contributor for Fansided and a site expert for the Dunking Wolves website. You can follow him on Twitter @ByDylanHughes.
February 7, 2019
BCB Podcast #49: Trade Deadline MADNESS
Zak Noble is on this week to talk about Anthony Davis' trade demands, the Porzingis deal nobody saw coming and some new developments concerning All-Star Weekend - both good and bad. Zak Noble is one of the hosts of the 4 SZNS Show that features special guests from around the NBA on a weekly basis. You can find him on Twitter @Zaknoble. If you enjoyed the pod, please leave a review and share!
February 2, 2019
BCB Podcast #48: Upcoming Free Agents, Realities of the Writing Business
Shane Young and I take a sneak peak at the players approaching free agency this Summer. Also, we look at the state of basketball content today and what it means for content creators looking to make their mark. Section on the writing business begins at the 46:05 mark. Shane Young is a freelance writer with quality work on clutchpoints, bballbreakdown, and Medium. You can follow him on Twitter @Youngnba.
January 25, 2019
BCB Podcast #47: The MVP Race at a Glance
In this "quick hitter" podcast, Jonanthan Tjarks comes on to discuss the dynamic MVP race through one half of the season. Jonathan is a staff writer for You can follow Jonanthan on Twitter @JonathanTjarks and visit to check out some of his work.
January 17, 2019
BCB Podcast #46: Playoff Contenders/Pretenders, All-Star Game Voting
Happy to welcome Jacob Goldstein back onto the podcast this week. We're identifying some playoff contenders and pretenders in each conference. Also, we dive into some of the pitfalls of All-Star 2019 fan voting and how these issues can be rectified going forward. Be sure to share, subscribe, and leave a review if you enjoyed it! The All-Star voting portion begins at 51:40. You can follow Jacob and all of his excellent statistical analysis on Twitter @JacobEGoldstein.
January 12, 2019
BCB Podcast #45: Best Shooters in the League, "Earned Edition" Jerseys
In the first episode of 2019, NBA contributor Scott Durkin comes aboard to look at the best active shooters in the league...some players on the list may be slightly surprising. We also give some opinions on the brand new "Earned Edition" jerseys that were awarded to last season's sixteen playoff teams. The Earned Edition jersey conversation begins at the 34 minute mark if you'd like to skip ahead. You can follow Scott on Twitter @ScottieDiggs.
January 5, 2019
BCB Podcast #44: Christmas Day Preview, Anthony Davis Rumor Mill
Merry Christmas basketball fans! This week on the podcast is all about preparing for NBA Christmas, featuring five intriguing matchups. Additionally, there is some background info on the madness surrounding Anthony Davis recently. Tune in to find out exactly why the Pelicans might fear losing him, even two years out from Free Agency.
December 23, 2018
BCB Podcast #43: Best/Worst Contracts, State Of Parity, Best Benches
On this edition of the podcast, Jackson Frank returns to the podcast to take a look at the best/worst contracts in the league based on value, if the NBA is headed towards true competitive balance, and shoutout some of the best bench units. Jackson is a writer for great basketball outlets such as the Athletic, The Step Back, and Liberty Ballers. You can follow him at @jackfrank_jjf on Twitter.
December 13, 2018
BCB Podcast #42: Quarter Point- MIP, Top Rookies, Fultz Drama
Deion Young returns to the pod to talk the most improved players, best rookies, and how the Markelle Fultz situation is shaking out through one quarter of the NBA season.
November 27, 2018
BCB Podcast #41: Early Season Surprises + Wolves/Sixers Financial Breakdown
Amico Hoops reporter Ben Stinar joins the pod to take a look at some of the biggest surprises (good and bad) to hit the NBA over the first few weeks of the season. The conversation starts at 11:23.
November 13, 2018
BCB Podcast #40: NBA G League Contract Talk
This week's special guest Dakota Schmidt and I discuss some of the finer details of G League contracts, both whats current and on the horizon for future seasons. Dakota serves as the lead writer for SB Nation's official G League blog, Ridiculous Upside (@RidicUpside).
November 7, 2018
BCB Podcast #39: Rookie Extensions, Week 1 Observations
Going solo for week one of the NBA season! I tackle some of the biggest stories in the league including the recent rookie contract extensions and how certain teams are faring through 2-3 games.
October 22, 2018
BCB Podcast #38: Northwest Division Preview 2018
This is the conclusion of the Division Preview series and features a past, present, and future look at the five teams in this competitive division. Special guest Shane Young from Bballbreakdown returns to analyze the situation here.
October 8, 2018
BCB Podcast #37: Central Division Preview 2018
NBA Editor Jason Patt joins the pod to discuss the state of the Central Division heading into preseason action this week.
October 1, 2018
BCB Podcast #36: Atlantic Division Preview 2018
This week, Tyler James from the Celtics and Chill Podcast jumps on to talk about the state of the Atlantic Division heading into the opening of training camps across the league.
September 24, 2018
BCB Podcast #35: Southeast Division Preview 2018
This week we are breaking down the Southeast division of the NBA. Jeff Siegel from is along for the ride as we look at one of the more interesting sections of the league with several intriguing storylines.
September 16, 2018
BCB Podcast #34: Southwest Division Preview 2018
On the second edition of the 2018 division preview series, Jackson Frank from Bball Index joins me to take a look at how these five teams are looking heading into next season. Link to the official BCB website:
September 9, 2018
BCB Podcast #33: Pacific Division Preview 2018
In this kickoff of the division preview series, Tim AKA Cranjis McBasketball from the Bball Index jumps on the pod to run through the five Pacific Divison teams to see how they performed last season and what we can expect from them in 2018-2019. Check out the official BCB website!
September 3, 2018
BCB Podcast #32: Miami HEAT Status Report
Noah Torr joins the podcast to talk everything Miami Heat! We take a trip down memory lane, evaluate where the team stands today and consider what we can expect from this team next season. Link to the official BCB website:
August 27, 2018
BCB Podcast #31: NCAA Rule Changes
Jordan Boyd joins me on the mic this week to discuss the proposed rule changes of NCAA Basketball in full detail. He is an oversees basketball prospect and established presence on Instagram with over 40K followers.
August 13, 2018
BCB Podcast #30: Free Agency 2017 Flashback, Western Conference Outlook
We're looking to the past as well as the future on this installment of the pod. Shane Young joins me once again to evaluate how some of the contracts from 2017 have aged and take a very early look on how competitive the West could turn out to be next season. The BCB website is up at Check it out after the podcast for some in depth CBA info!
August 6, 2018
BCB Podcast #29: Kevin Love Extension, Luxury Tax Evolution
Tony East joins joins me on the mic this week to evaluate the four-year extension that Kevin Love received last week as well as the changes in the luxury tax effect over the last few years. He is a Indiana Pacers columnist for the West Indianapolis Community News, Site expert for 8points9seconds, and host of the Locked on Pacers Podcast.
July 30, 2018
BCB Podcast #28 Spurs/Raptors Trade
In this weeks segment, Trey from AllSportsBest returns to talk Spurs and Raptors after the blockbuster trade that hit the NBA community recently. Apologies for the short episode, I didn't feel 100% this time around.
July 24, 2018
BCB Podcast #27: Thoughts On Summer League, Competative Balance
Summer drama is in full swing in the NBA! This weekend, I'm joined by Jacob Goldstein from Nylon Calculus to discuss some key developments from Summer League, as well as the state of Competitive Balance in the league.
July 16, 2018
BCB Episode #26: FA Update, Dry Market, Bonus Rookie Impressions
In this 4th edition of the offseason podcast series, I am joined by Mike Gribanov! He hosts the "Amateur Hour" Podcast and contributes to The Stepien website, which specializes in the evaluation of upcoming NBA prospects and recent draftees. We get into some of the most recent Free Agency moves, as well as the condition of the feee agent market this Summer.
July 9, 2018
BCB Podcast #25: Salary Cap + Free Agency News
I go solo on this weeks pod and give a short introduction to some new 2018-2019 CBA details, as well as some thoughts on the first batch of free agent signees.
July 1, 2018
BCB Podcast #24: NBA Draft Recap, Thoughts On Big 3 League
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June 24, 2018
BCB Podcast #23: Mock Draft 2018, Free Agency Rumors, and More
With the NBA Draft just days away, Tyler James joins the podcast to breakdown exactly who could be picked in the top ten spots of the lottery. Tyler is a host for the Celtics and Chill Podcast, creator of, and manager over at RepMyCity Apparel.
June 16, 2018
BCB Podcast #22: NBA Finals Game 1 Recap
In the aftermath of the first NBA Finals game, special guest Chris Moore and I try to make sense of the insane game that kicked off the 4th straight meeting between the Cavs and Warriors.
June 2, 2018
BCB Podcast #10: Christmas Day Preview + Early Season Awards
With the marquee Christmas Day matchu ps around the corner, credentialed media member Shane Young comes in to give some initial analysis on what we can expect for the five big time games. We also give some very early picks on who should be crowned MVP, COY, 6th man of the year, etc.
May 31, 2018
BCB Podcast #21: Conference Finals Preview And State Of Coach/GM Role
The conference finals have begun and right after game one of the Cavaliers/Celtics series, Jaylen Owens and I look forward to the rest of the series here and in the western conference. Later on, we debate whether it is still viable for an organization to have a coach also hold full power of basketball decisions.
May 16, 2018
BCB Podcast #11: Introduction to Revenue Sharing, Two Teams Trending Up and Down
On the first podcast of the new year, Trae Gonzalez jumps as we look at how revenue sharing is benefiting the league and how the Bulls and Celtics are two teams headed in completely opposite directions.
May 10, 2018
BCB Podcast #12: NBA Superstar Debate + Breakout Prospects
The term "superstar" is thrown around quite a bit in basketball, so basketball trainer Devonta Moore and myself try to make sense of what defines this type of player in the modern era. Also, we identify several players who are on the fast track to becoming some of the top players in the NBA at some point in the near future.
May 10, 2018
BCB Podcast #13: Major Trades, Updated Playoff Picture
In the midst of a few groundbreaking trades, Ashley Brun joins the pod to look at how these trades impact each team involved and what this could mean for their futures. We finish out by looking at the teams in the playoffs hunt to see where their situations may end up by seasons end.
May 9, 2018
BCB Podcast #20: G League Raise + 2nd Round Analysis
Shane Young from returns to the podcast to discuss the pay raise that will soon be coming to G League players. Also, we catch up on the 2nd round of the Playoffs and what adjustments we see on the horizon for each of the teams remaining.
May 4, 2018
BCB Podcast #14: Trade Deadline Madness, All-Star Weekend Preview
Recap on what went down leading up to the trade deadline, plus a look at the participants of the upcoming All-Star Weekend along with some predictions.
May 4, 2018
BCB Podcast #15: Jazz Revial, Referee Beef, Rox/Dubs Battle
In this episode, I have the pleasure of welcoming on Dave DuFour, who is the host of the "On the NBA With Dave DuFour" podcast, as well as a contributor at and We get into the surging Utah Jazz, who are rising the ranks of the league behind surprise breakout players. We also look at the rising tension between refs and players, as well as the battle for the one seed in the Western Conference.
May 4, 2018
BCB Episode #16: The Great Tank Race
The teams well outside the playoff race have begun their trek to the bottom in hopes of a top lottery pick in June. Jaden Trujillo from is in to assist me in taking an expanded look on the standings and who stands the best chance of tanking successfully.
May 4, 2018
BCB Podcast #17: Top Front Offices + Key Injuries Around the League
This week, Nathan Page, avid New York Knicks fan accompanies me to talk about the top front offices in the league and how certain teams have been hurt by injury.
May 3, 2018
BCB Podcast #19: Playoff Preview
Playoff time!! On the 1st day of the 2018 playoff run, me and Stephon Ingram go through each series one by one to break down some points of emphasis for each of the upcoming series. This is a special live podcast edition that was recorded during the 1st night of the 2018 playoffs.
April 15, 2018
BCB Podcast #18: NBA Schedule, Celtics And Spurs Injury Woes
Stephen Bibbs returns to the podcast to look at the NBA schedule and how it has evolved over the years. Additionally, the Celtics and Spurs are treading water despite key injuries, so we break down their recent schedules to see exactly they have gotten it done to this point.
April 13, 2018