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  • 00:48

    Schedule is out! With Travis and Trevor

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    The 2017/18 season has been officially announced by tthe NBA, and the Pelicans walked away with the fifth strongest schedule, including six nationally televised games on ESPN, two on TNT, and six on NBA TV.
    We welcome on buddy Travis Tate, and newbie Trevor Ritchie to break down the sched month by month, predict wins and loss totals, as well as analyze where we fit in the grand scheme of the ever growing Western Conference.
    Also, a big congratulations to Justin Verrier, now of The Ringer!
     
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    Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/preston-ellis/the-bird-writes-nba-podcast-for-new-orleans-pelicans?refid=stpr

  • 01:02

    Which teams can challenge the Warriors next year?

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    Welcome home Ivan! We are back, and geared up to talk about all things Warriors, including the new uniforms, all their offseason moves, the return of their core, and much more!
     
    [Annotated list of topics. If there’s an advertisement, ad some time on.]
    Let’s do this!
    1:00 - Ivan is back and the first thing we talk about is ... uniforms?
    8:30 - When and where did Ivan find out about the Nick Young signing?
    11:30 - We are obsessed with Patrick McCaw, as you may have noticed.
    12:30 - Are the Warriors being #lightyears by burying McCaw’s minutes behind Nick Young and Omri Casspi so some other team doesn’t pay him big money, only to unleash him once he’s out of the restricted free agency period?
    14:30 - We are already writing off every single other team in the league. Did any team get significantly better, to the point that they can compete with the Warriors?
    18:30 - The apocalypse will happen, and Jamal Crawford will still be balling out on an NBA court somewhere.
    21:00 - Could the Cavaliers risk it and keep Kyrie Irving around?
    31:00 - “Paul George to the Thunder? Ballyhoo!”
    37:00 - Did Houston do anything that moved the needle for them in the Western Conference. Even if they get Carmelo Anthony, are they any better than last season?
    47:45 - I maybe make a very hot take about Chris Paul vs. LeBron James.
    49:00 - Denver Nuggets time!
    56:00 - Are the Kings actually gonna be exciting?
     
     

  • 01:36

    Big 3 For Every NBA Franchise

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    In celebration of Ice Cube's Big 3 league, hosts Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch draft a Big 3 for each current and past NBA franchise. To make things more interesting, players can only be selected to one team so someone like Julius Erving can't represent both the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn/New Jersey/New York Nets. Throughout the show, Jason and Rich debate who would make the best three-man team, if style of play should matter, where legacy with the franchise fits in and much more. 

  • 01:07

    80 - Jusuf Nurkic Forever: The Portland Trail Blazers Preview with Michael Brock

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    Few teams in the NBA are as tough to forecast ahead of the 2017-18 season as the Portland Trail Blazers. They won just 41 games last year and are not appreciably better on paper, but their 20-tilt tear with Jusuf Nurkic suggests they're on to something.
    Can that small-sample detonation hold?
    After all, the Blazers' roster setup is officially wonky. They added to their dizzying number of frontcourt volume on draft night and pawned off Allen Crabbe onto the Brooklyn Nets. Though any team led by Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum will never want for offense, the Blazers' spacing feels iffy.
    Could they experience regression on the more glamorous end if Maurice Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu fail once again to shoot league-average clips from three-point range? How will they structure their frontcourt pecking order? Will Nurkic start beside Noah Vonleh? Have they given up on Meyers Leonard? Where does Evan Turner fit into all this, assuming he factors in at all?
    Equally important: Can McCollum and Lillard coax Carmelo Anthony into waiving his no-trade clause for Portland? Or is this the roster that the Blazers will be married to at the start of the regular season? And if it's the latter, do they have enough juice to clinch a playoff berth in the brutal Western Conference?
    NBA Math's own Michael Brock (@MichaelBrock_) joins Hardwood Knocks to break it all down, deliver his favorite Melo trade hypothetical and tell us whether he believes the Blazers are fit for a return to the playoffs in 2018.
    As always, be sure to subscribe to and rate Hardwood Knocks on iTunes. You can also find us on Stitcher and BlogTalkRadio (the illustrious host of HWK). And as 50 Cent's biopic suggests: Follow Andy Bailey (@AndrewDBailey), Dan Favale (@danfavale), the show (@HardwoodKnocks) and NBA Math (@NBA_Math) on Twitter or die trying.

  • 00:58

    DBB Summer Interview Series: Mike Nicol

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    For this episode, Jordan Bellant and Ben Gulker are joined by a special guest, Mike Nicol. Mike is a fan and frequent contributor on Detroit Bad Boys and brings his expertise to the pod. 
    The episode starts by talking through some of Mike's earliest and best memories as a Pistons fan. Also, how he became a fan of the team and found DBB. 
    Then the conversation moves onto the team's interesting offseason. Starting with the draft, the guys break down the pick of Luke Kennard. Jordan offers up a case for Donovan Mitchell and why the two picks will always be tied together (like KCP and Trey Burke). 
    Next comes free agency and the team's surprising move to trade for Avery Bradley, moving Marcus Morris in the process. More than that, the decision to move on from Kenavious Caldwell-Pope. Good luck in L.A., KCP!
    The Detroit Bad Boys Podcast is a part of the SB Nation site, Detroit Bad Boys. Subscribe on iTunes and find archived episodes on Blog Talk Radio. For more information, go to DetroitBadBoys.com/Detroit-Pistons-Podcast

  • 00:55

    The HeadQuarters: Episode 70 - Prop Bets in Review

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    This week, Sean Woodley is joined by Russell Peddle and John Gaudes to review their pre-season prop bets made before the 2016-17 season. This episode is brought to you by Jared Sullinger.

  • 01:10

    Should Any Team Trade For Kyrie Irving?

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    Ricky Widmer and Dave Oster discuss the recent news about the Kyrie Irving trade rumors. Should any team trade for him?
    (Recorded on: August 4th, 2017)
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  • 01:10

    CLPod 028: Kyrie wants out, Wall extends - and Larkin joins the Cs?

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    This week, Luis and Justin ddiscuss the wild news that Kyrie Irving wants out of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and how this potential move affects the Boston Celtics and their NBA Finals hopes. They also discuss the reported John Wall extension, and what exactly is going on with all these minimum contracts being signed around the NBA. Finally, what was the motivation behind the Shane Larkin signing? Trade bait? A (very expensive) extra training camp body? Listen to find out what they think!

  • 00:43

    Dishin & Swishin: Roundtable chats about the WNBA, chat with Coach Brenda Frese

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    We have a special two part podcast for you this week.
    In the first part, we break out the Dishin & Swishin roundtable for a discussion of what's going on around the WNBA with NBATV's Angel Gray and Fanrag's own Eric Nemchock. Topics include:  - Two weeks in, what do we think of the Sky-Dream trade now?  - How long should it take a team to gel?
     - A look at the rookies from this season
     - The growth and improvement of Chicago and San Antonio; can one of these teams follow the blueprint of the Connecticut Sun and jump into the playoff race next season?  - Looking at the playoff races, including the impact of the coaching change in Seattle
    In part two, we talk to University of Maryland head coach Brenda Frese. Her Terps depart Tuesday for Japan, where they will represent the United States in the World University Games. It is only the third time in the history of the WUG that one school's team is representing the USA. After losing key players to graduation and transfer, Frese is looking forward to representing the United States, but also the extra game play to get ready for the upcoming NCAA season.
    Enjoy the podcast!

  • 01:22

    The Return of Tehol

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    Tehol is back with me to update everyone on the newest developments around the NBA!  We start off focusing on Summer League in a number of facets.  Surprise players, how each of the top picks looked, who disappointed, fantasy values for the rookie class, we got it covered!  I gush over Dennis Smith Jr. some more after I declared future greatness on the previous podcast while Tehol loves him some Lonzo Ball. Afterwards, I get Tehol's opinion on some of the big summer moves that Son and I discussed on the last podcast and also hit on the Avery Bradley trade plus Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing.  From there, we hit on the rumored Melo to Rockets rumors and our thoughts on its potential impact.  All of that and more on the latest edition of the Razzball Basketball Podcast!
    Note: We recorded this right before it was reported Kyrie Irving wants a trade.  A new podcast will drop if Kyrie or Melo are officially moved.

  • 01:03

    Episode 10: Lineups, Utah Jazz Schedule, Breakout Players

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    John Keeffer from TheJNotes.com joins the 10th episode of the Three-Point Threat Podcast to discuss Utah Jazz lineups, schedule and the player most poised for a breakout.