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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Alex covers the Pacers for PacersTalk.net and is the host of the podcast Setting the Pace. You can follow him on Twitter @AlexGoldenNBA.
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.
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Nathan stands ready to defend young stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid at a moments notice. You can follow him on Twitter @nathanmikeuxl.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 Ringer.com.
You can follow Jonanthan on Twitter @JonathanTjarks and visit Ringer.com/NBA to check out some of his work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
This week we are breaking down the Southeast division of the NBA. Jeff Siegel from Forbes.com is along for the ride as we look at one of the more interesting sections of the league with several intriguing storylines.
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: www.bcbasketball.info
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! www.bcbasketball.info
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: https://awsaint.wixsite.com/businesscasual
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.
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 https://awsaint.wixsite.com/businesscasual
Check it out after the podcast for some in depth CBA info!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 CelticsSocial.com, and manager over at RepMyCity Apparel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shane Young from Bballbreakdown.com 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.
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 realgm.com and bballbreakdown.com. 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.
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 blameitontherefs.com is in to assist me in taking an expanded look on the standings and who stands the best chance of tanking successfully.
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.
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.