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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

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What Will The 76ers Do? Parody Across The NBA

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk how long it will take for Ben Simmons to get traded, how the 76ers can succeed with the current situation, some interesting quotes about the Mavs’ past, the parody in the NBA this season and what teams are flying under the radar.

What Will The 76ers Do? Parody Across The NBA

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk how long it will take for Ben Simmons to get traded, how the 76ers can succeed with the current situation, some interesting quotes about the Mavs’ past, the parody in the NBA this season and what teams are flying under the radar.

52:00

22 Oct 21

2018 Rookie Class Extensions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks discuss which contract extensions were made, like Jaren Jackson, and which ones were not, like Deandre Ayton, from the 2018 rookie class.

2018 Rookie Class Extensions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks discuss which contract extensions were made, like Jaren Jackson, and which ones were not, like Deandre Ayton, from the 2018 rookie class.

41:59

19 Oct 21

What Will The Nets Look Like This Season?

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon talk the impact of Kyrie’s stance on the Nets, what Brooklyn’s title chances look like without Kyrie, how long can the Nets keep this team together and when Zion will be back.

What Will The Nets Look Like This Season?

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon talk the impact of Kyrie’s stance on the Nets, what Brooklyn’s title chances look like without Kyrie, how long can the Nets keep this team together and when Zion will be back.

44:52

15 Oct 21

What Will Ben Simmons' Reception Be? Lakers' Expectations

Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne discuss if Ben Simmons will be returning to the 76ers, what the reception will be like for him in Philadelphia, how the Lakers are preparing for the season and what their expectations should be.

What Will Ben Simmons' Reception Be? Lakers' Expectations

Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne discuss if Ben Simmons will be returning to the 76ers, what the reception will be like for him in Philadelphia, how the Lakers are preparing for the season and what their expectations should be.

40:10

12 Oct 21

Can Talent Beat Out Fit For The Lakers?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the expectations surrounding the Lakers, what minimum players can make an impact. if talent can overcome fit, how well the Suns can replicate their success and if the Pelicans or Bulls will be able to play better defense this season.

Can Talent Beat Out Fit For The Lakers?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the expectations surrounding the Lakers, what minimum players can make an impact. if talent can overcome fit, how well the Suns can replicate their success and if the Pelicans or Bulls will be able to play better defense this season.

50:54

8 Oct 21

Blueprint For Star Players To Get Traded, Updates From Camp

Brian Windhorst, Nick Friedell and Ohm Youngmisuk talk NBA teams training in San Diego, Kyrie’s vaccination status, the blueprint for players like Ben Simmons to get a trade and what to expect as the season starts.

Blueprint For Star Players To Get Traded, Updates From Camp

Brian Windhorst, Nick Friedell and Ohm Youngmisuk talk NBA teams training in San Diego, Kyrie’s vaccination status, the blueprint for players like Ben Simmons to get a trade and what to expect as the season starts.

59:05

5 Oct 21

Ben Simmons Holds Out, Lakers Lineup Options

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk Draymond’s interesting comments, why the latest statements from the 76ers are a win for Ben Simmons, what type of team would trade for Simmons, what the keys are for the Mavs this season, if Anthony Davis will play center this season and how all of the pieces will fit on the Lakers.

Ben Simmons Holds Out, Lakers Lineup Options

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk Draymond’s interesting comments, why the latest statements from the 76ers are a win for Ben Simmons, what type of team would trade for Simmons, what the keys are for the Mavs this season, if Anthony Davis will play center this season and how all of the pieces will fit on the Lakers.

54:28

1 Oct 21

NBA Media Day Reactions

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Lopez and Marcus Spears discuss the interesting developments around the league from NBA Media Days. We talk everything from David Letterman’s appearance at Nets’ Media Day, surprising new information about an injury to Zion, the latest from Warriors Media Day and the potential impact of vaccination status on the league.

NBA Media Day Reactions

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Lopez and Marcus Spears discuss the interesting developments around the league from NBA Media Days. We talk everything from David Letterman’s appearance at Nets’ Media Day, surprising new information about an injury to Zion, the latest from Warriors Media Day and the potential impact of vaccination status on the league.

48:01

28 Sep 21

Roundtable Talk Of Make Or Break Players In The NBA

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the players who will make or break seasons for potential contending teams. The group talks the importance of Ben Simmons, Tyler Herro, Kristaps Porzingis Kemba Walker, Lonzo Ball, Klay Thompson and others.

Roundtable Talk Of Make Or Break Players In The NBA

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the players who will make or break seasons for potential contending teams. The group talks the importance of Ben Simmons, Tyler Herro, Kristaps Porzingis Kemba Walker, Lonzo Ball, Klay Thompson and others.

44:37

23 Sep 21

Who From The 2018 Draft Class Will Get Max Deals?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the players negotiating contracts at the end of their rookie deals from the 2018 draft class including how the Suns’ should manage Deandre Ayton, what to do with Jaren Jackson, where Collin Sexton fits in, what Miles Bridges should ask for and what space the Bucks have to fill out their roster.

Who From The 2018 Draft Class Will Get Max Deals?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the players negotiating contracts at the end of their rookie deals from the 2018 draft class including how the Suns’ should manage Deandre Ayton, what to do with Jaren Jackson, where Collin Sexton fits in, what Miles Bridges should ask for and what space the Bucks have to fill out their roster.

49:10

17 Sep 21

What Tier Is Each NBA Team On?

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps discuss the different tiers of rankings for NBA teams heading into this season. The crew breaks down what teams are legitimate contenders and what teams have a chance to become relevant this season.

What Tier Is Each NBA Team On?

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps discuss the different tiers of rankings for NBA teams heading into this season. The crew breaks down what teams are legitimate contenders and what teams have a chance to become relevant this season.

48:13

8 Sep 21

What Will Happen With Ben Simmons?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the latest developments on Ben Simmons this offseason, what it means for where he will play in 2021-22, how the 76ers can maximize their championship window and an interesting trade from the past week that could impact the futures of Chicago and Portland.

What Will Happen With Ben Simmons?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the latest developments on Ben Simmons this offseason, what it means for where he will play in 2021-22, how the 76ers can maximize their championship window and an interesting trade from the past week that could impact the futures of Chicago and Portland.

55:23

3 Sep 21

NBA Win Total Reactions, Which Teams Will Defy Expectations?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the likelihood that Ben Simmons starts the season with the 76ers, how consistent the Nets lineup will be in the regular season, why the Bucks and Jazz are likely go over their win totals, if Dallas got better this offseason, why the Warriors have such a variety of possible outcomes, how many games the Bulls will win and some of the key young guards ability to grow.

NBA Win Total Reactions, Which Teams Will Defy Expectations?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the likelihood that Ben Simmons starts the season with the 76ers, how consistent the Nets lineup will be in the regular season, why the Bucks and Jazz are likely go over their win totals, if Dallas got better this offseason, why the Warriors have such a variety of possible outcomes, how many games the Bulls will win and some of the key young guards ability to grow.

47:17

27 Aug 21

Why Did KD and Kyrie Sign In Brooklyn, Future Landscape Of The NBA

Brian Windhorst is joined by author Matt Sullivan to talk about his book Can't Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets' Superstars of Tomorrow and the future of the Nets. Then Jake Fischer author of Built to Lose: How the NBA's Tanking Era Changed the League Forever joins to about the landscape of team construction in the league.

Why Did KD and Kyrie Sign In Brooklyn, Future Landscape Of The NBA

Brian Windhorst is joined by author Matt Sullivan to talk about his book Can't Knock the Hustle: Inside the Season of Protest, Pandemic, and Progress with the Brooklyn Nets' Superstars of Tomorrow and the future of the Nets. Then Jake Fischer author of Built to Lose: How the NBA's Tanking Era Changed the League Forever joins to about the landscape of team construction in the league.

01:13:44

16 Aug 21

Kawhi Signs An Extension, NBA Summer League Reaction

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Kawhi signing a surprise 4-year extension, the key takeaway’s from the NBA Summer League so far, which young rookies have impressed, the potential on the Rockets in the future, Evan Mobley’s potential talent and Dennis Schroder’s contract with Boston.

Kawhi Signs An Extension, NBA Summer League Reaction

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Kawhi signing a surprise 4-year extension, the key takeaway’s from the NBA Summer League so far, which young rookies have impressed, the potential on the Rockets in the future, Evan Mobley’s potential talent and Dennis Schroder’s contract with Boston.

51:03

13 Aug 21

Team USA Plays For Gold, Winners And Losers Of NBA Free Agency

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Team USA Men’s Basketball beating Australia, the score line being misleading, the upcoming gold medal game, the winners and losers of NBA Free Agency, if Zach Lavine will ever extend with the Bulls and what will happen with the Clippers and Kawhi.

Team USA Plays For Gold, Winners And Losers Of NBA Free Agency

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Team USA Men’s Basketball beating Australia, the score line being misleading, the upcoming gold medal game, the winners and losers of NBA Free Agency, if Zach Lavine will ever extend with the Bulls and what will happen with the Clippers and Kawhi.

01:06:59

6 Aug 21

Lakers And Bulls Make Big Moves In Free Agency, Team USA Figuring It Out?

Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Ramona Shelburne discuss the variety of moves made by the Lakers, how big of a concern age is for L.A. this year, what to make of the Bulls bringing in Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan and if Team USA Men’s Basketball has figured things out.

Lakers And Bulls Make Big Moves In Free Agency, Team USA Figuring It Out?

Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Ramona Shelburne discuss the variety of moves made by the Lakers, how big of a concern age is for L.A. this year, what to make of the Bulls bringing in Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan and if Team USA Men’s Basketball has figured things out.

01:02:01

4 Aug 21

Reaction To The Westbrook Trade, NBA Draft Recap

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the trade sending Russell Westbrook to the Lakers, why the fit may be an issue, where Kyle Lowry will land this offseason and if Ben Simmons can get traded . Then the guys dive into the NBA Draft including a player who went later than expected who could make a huge impact.

Reaction To The Westbrook Trade, NBA Draft Recap

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the trade sending Russell Westbrook to the Lakers, why the fit may be an issue, where Kyle Lowry will land this offseason and if Ben Simmons can get traded . Then the guys dive into the NBA Draft including a player who went later than expected who could make a huge impact.

53:36

30 Jul 21

Team USA Men's Basketball Has Tough Olympic Start, NBA Draft Preview

Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton discuss the unique setup for the Olympics in Tokyo, Team USA Men’s Basketball struggling out of the gate, what Luka can do in Tokyo and what to expect from the NBA Draft including impressive comparisons for Jalen Green.

Team USA Men's Basketball Has Tough Olympic Start, NBA Draft Preview

Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton discuss the unique setup for the Olympics in Tokyo, Team USA Men’s Basketball struggling out of the gate, what Luka can do in Tokyo and what to expect from the NBA Draft including impressive comparisons for Jalen Green.

01:04:24

27 Jul 21

Bucks Clinch - NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Cleveland Forward Larry Nance Jr. to discuss Giannis’ historic performance, the significance of a small market team winning, the Bucks’ ability to keep fighting, the coaching redemption in Milwaukee and the future of the Suns.

Bucks Clinch - NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Cleveland Forward Larry Nance Jr. to discuss Giannis’ historic performance, the significance of a small market team winning, the Bucks’ ability to keep fighting, the coaching redemption in Milwaukee and the future of the Suns.

52:27

21 Jul 21

Team USA's Olympic Chances, Dame's Future, Can The Bucks Close Out The Finals?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Team USA Basketball’s chances in the Olympics, the challenges facing the roster, Damian Lillard’s status in Portland, potential moves the Blazers can make, the impact of Jrue Holiday on the NBA Finals and if the Bucks can close out the series.

Team USA's Olympic Chances, Dame's Future, Can The Bucks Close Out The Finals?

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Team USA Basketball’s chances in the Olympics, the challenges facing the roster, Damian Lillard’s status in Portland, potential moves the Blazers can make, the impact of Jrue Holiday on the NBA Finals and if the Bucks can close out the series.

55:51

20 Jul 21

NBA Finals Game 5 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse to discuss the wild ending to Game 5, Khris Middleton’s amazing performance, Jrue Holiday’s clutch play, the level of shot making in the game and how the Suns should feel going into Milwaukee for Game 6.

NBA Finals Game 5 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse to discuss the wild ending to Game 5, Khris Middleton’s amazing performance, Jrue Holiday’s clutch play, the level of shot making in the game and how the Suns should feel going into Milwaukee for Game 6.

38:44

18 Jul 21

NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone to discuss Khris Middleton’s outstanding performance, how great Giannis’ key block was, Devin Booker’s sensational performance, the Bucks’ reliance on transition buckets, the Suns’ turnovers and Phoenix needing more from Ayton offensively. Then the group talks coach getting into a horse and carriage with Nikola Jokic, get an update on Jamal Murray and discuss the grind of the last two seasons.

NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone to discuss Khris Middleton’s outstanding performance, how great Giannis’ key block was, Devin Booker’s sensational performance, the Bucks’ reliance on transition buckets, the Suns’ turnovers and Phoenix needing more from Ayton offensively. Then the group talks coach getting into a horse and carriage with Nikola Jokic, get an update on Jamal Murray and discuss the grind of the last two seasons.

45:09

15 Jul 21

Giannis Dominates, Suns Struggle To Shoot, Team USA Struggles

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the incredible performances from Giannis in the NBA Finals, the importance Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, Ayton’s foul trouble, the Suns struggling to shoot, the significance of Game 4 in this series and the challenge for Team USA to get the gold medal.

Giannis Dominates, Suns Struggle To Shoot, Team USA Struggles

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the incredible performances from Giannis in the NBA Finals, the importance Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, Ayton’s foul trouble, the Suns struggling to shoot, the significance of Game 4 in this series and the challenge for Team USA to get the gold medal.

54:09

13 Jul 21

NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Kings’ guard Tyrese Haliburton to talk Giannis’ dominant Game 3, Ayton getting in foul trouble, how Game 4 will set the tone for the series and Chris Paul’s leadership.

NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by Kings’ guard Tyrese Haliburton to talk Giannis’ dominant Game 3, Ayton getting in foul trouble, how Game 4 will set the tone for the series and Chris Paul’s leadership.

43:10

12 Jul 21

NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by former Hornets and Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford to discuss the great effort from the Bucks, the amazing offensive response from the Suns, what the preparation is like for the teams ahead of Sunday’s Game 3, the importance of Khris Middleton and the process of making adjustments for coaches.

NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe are joined by former Hornets and Magic Head Coach Steve Clifford to discuss the great effort from the Bucks, the amazing offensive response from the Suns, what the preparation is like for the teams ahead of Sunday’s Game 3, the importance of Khris Middleton and the process of making adjustments for coaches.

41:03

9 Jul 21

NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe discuss the Suns winning Game 1, Chris Paul’s brilliance, the importance of free throw shooting, what adjustments the Bucks can make and Deandre Ayton stepping up.

NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe discuss the Suns winning Game 1, Chris Paul’s brilliance, the importance of free throw shooting, what adjustments the Bucks can make and Deandre Ayton stepping up.

32:06

7 Jul 21

NBA Finals Preview

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Marc Spears dive into everything you need to know heading into the NBA Finals showdown between the Bucks & Suns, kicking off tonight at 9p ET on ABC.

NBA Finals Preview

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Marc Spears dive into everything you need to know heading into the NBA Finals showdown between the Bucks & Suns, kicking off tonight at 9p ET on ABC.

53:55

6 Jul 21

Bucks Take Series Lead Without Giannis, Suns To The Finals, No Asterisks Needed

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the Bucks absolutely dominating the Hawks in the paint, the great game from Brook Lopez, the various injury situations of the series, the Suns’ amazing run to the NBA Finals and how there should be no asterisk stories for the playoffs.

Bucks Take Series Lead Without Giannis, Suns To The Finals, No Asterisks Needed

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the Bucks absolutely dominating the Hawks in the paint, the great game from Brook Lopez, the various injury situations of the series, the Suns’ amazing run to the NBA Finals and how there should be no asterisk stories for the playoffs.

48:55

2 Jul 21

Clippers Avoid Elimination, Trae Young's Injury, Latest On Dame Lillard, Leadership Changes In Utah

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Royce Young discuss the confounding ability of the Clippers to win elimination games on the road, the Suns’ ability to close, Trae Young’s injury, the Bucks ability to dominate in the paint, the backlash Dame Lillard has gotten for the Chauncey Billups hire, if Dame will want a trade and the leadership changes in Utah.

Clippers Avoid Elimination, Trae Young's Injury, Latest On Dame Lillard, Leadership Changes In Utah

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Royce Young discuss the confounding ability of the Clippers to win elimination games on the road, the Suns’ ability to close, Trae Young’s injury, the Bucks ability to dominate in the paint, the backlash Dame Lillard has gotten for the Chauncey Billups hire, if Dame will want a trade and the leadership changes in Utah.

59:24

29 Jun 21

Booker's Broken Nose, Atlanta's Arrival, and the Coaching Carousel

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, and Tim Bontemps discuss the Clippers' win in Game 3, the lasting effects of Devin Booker's broken nose, the ascension and chutzpah of Trae Young, the latest intel on the coaching carousel, and the two biggest takeaways from the draft lottery.

Booker's Broken Nose, Atlanta's Arrival, and the Coaching Carousel

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, and Tim Bontemps discuss the Clippers' win in Game 3, the lasting effects of Devin Booker's broken nose, the ascension and chutzpah of Trae Young, the latest intel on the coaching carousel, and the two biggest takeaways from the draft lottery.

54:12

25 Jun 21

The Valley-Oop, Draft Lottery Implications, and Ben Simmons' Future

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne, and Tim MacMahon discuss the game winning tip in by Deandre Ayton in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the multitude of implications from last night's draft lottery, and the future for Ben Simmons.

The Valley-Oop, Draft Lottery Implications, and Ben Simmons' Future

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne, and Tim MacMahon discuss the game winning tip in by Deandre Ayton in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the multitude of implications from last night's draft lottery, and the future for Ben Simmons.

58:26

23 Jun 21

76ers Collapse, Next Steps For Ben Simmons, Hawks Season Turnaround, Devin Bookers' Sensational Play

Brian Windhorst, Doris Burke and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the state of Ben Simmons’ confidence, what is next for the 76ers, Ben’s trade value, the Hawks continuing to win road playoff games, the opportunity for the Bucks in the playoffs now, the display the Devin Booker put on in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals and Monty Williams’ coaching job this season.

76ers Collapse, Next Steps For Ben Simmons, Hawks Season Turnaround, Devin Bookers' Sensational Play

Brian Windhorst, Doris Burke and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the state of Ben Simmons’ confidence, what is next for the 76ers, Ben’s trade value, the Hawks continuing to win road playoff games, the opportunity for the Bucks in the playoffs now, the display the Devin Booker put on in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals and Monty Williams’ coaching job this season.

49:07

22 Jun 21

Big Changes For The Mavs, Trae Young Amazes, 76ers Collapse, Clippers Surprise

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the changes in the Mavs organization, why it is controversial, who Dallas may hire, the brilliance of Trae Young, the 76ers’ collapse, a big win for the Bucks and try to understand the Clippers.

Big Changes For The Mavs, Trae Young Amazes, 76ers Collapse, Clippers Surprise

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the changes in the Mavs organization, why it is controversial, who Dallas may hire, the brilliance of Trae Young, the 76ers’ collapse, a big win for the Bucks and try to understand the Clippers.

01:04:17

18 Jun 21

2021 Playoffs Emergency Pod: Durant's Incredible Game 5

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst react to Kevin Durant's indescribable Game 5 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks.

2021 Playoffs Emergency Pod: Durant's Incredible Game 5

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst react to Kevin Durant's indescribable Game 5 performance against the Milwaukee Bucks.

27:35

16 Jun 21

Who Are The Real Clippers? The Hawks Even The Series, Playoff Injuries

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Nick Friedell discuss the confounding nature of this Clippers team on a nightly basis, Kawhi’s injury, what version of Mike Conley we will see in the playoffs if at all, Joel Embiid massively struggling to shoot who can take big shots for the 76ers, the impact of the Hawks’ coaching change, the culture in Phoenix, the Suns’ great defense and the Jokic ejection.

Who Are The Real Clippers? The Hawks Even The Series, Playoff Injuries

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Nick Friedell discuss the confounding nature of this Clippers team on a nightly basis, Kawhi’s injury, what version of Mike Conley we will see in the playoffs if at all, Joel Embiid massively struggling to shoot who can take big shots for the 76ers, the impact of the Hawks’ coaching change, the culture in Phoenix, the Suns’ great defense and the Jokic ejection.

53:50

15 Jun 21

Donovan Mitchell Impresses, Are The Bucks Back In The Series?

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss the impressive performances from the Jazz so far, the outstanding play of Donovan Mitchell, the interesting lineup choices from the Clippers, if the Bucks are now officially back in the series, the offensive struggles of the Bucks and Nets and the keys to both the Nuggets-Suns and Hawks-76ers series going forward.

Donovan Mitchell Impresses, Are The Bucks Back In The Series?

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss the impressive performances from the Jazz so far, the outstanding play of Donovan Mitchell, the interesting lineup choices from the Clippers, if the Bucks are now officially back in the series, the offensive struggles of the Bucks and Nets and the keys to both the Nuggets-Suns and Hawks-76ers series going forward.

56:13

11 Jun 21

NBA Coach Of The Year Reaction, Brooklyn Dominates, Kawhi Being Clutch

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the voting for the NBA Coach Of The Year, then talk the domination from the Nets in Game 2 against the Bucks, the surprisingly good defense from Brooklyn, who is the key to the Nuggets-Suns series, the brilliance of Kawhi in the most clutch moments, the Jazz’s matchup with the Clippers and the amazing performances from Trae Young so far in the playoffs.

NBA Coach Of The Year Reaction, Brooklyn Dominates, Kawhi Being Clutch

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the voting for the NBA Coach Of The Year, then talk the domination from the Nets in Game 2 against the Bucks, the surprisingly good defense from Brooklyn, who is the key to the Nuggets-Suns series, the brilliance of Kawhi in the most clutch moments, the Jazz’s matchup with the Clippers and the amazing performances from Trae Young so far in the playoffs.

57:24

8 Jun 21

Lakers Eliminated, Luka's Brilliance Bucks-Nets Preview

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the Lakers’ getting eliminated by the Suns with a massive game from Devin Booker, what moves the Lakers can make going forward, the Suns' potential going forward, Denver impressing while shorthanded, the brilliance of Luka and preview Bucks-Nets.

Lakers Eliminated, Luka's Brilliance Bucks-Nets Preview

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss the Lakers’ getting eliminated by the Suns with a massive game from Devin Booker, what moves the Lakers can make going forward, the Suns' potential going forward, Denver impressing while shorthanded, the brilliance of Luka and preview Bucks-Nets.

51:11

4 Jun 21

Another Crazy Fan, Rappers On The Road, Embiid & AD Injuries

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears and Ohm Youngmisuk discuss the latest fan interference episode in Washington and around the league, meeting famous rappers on the road, Joel Embiid’s injury, the LA Clippers show signs of life and tie the series 2-2, can LeBron will the Lakers to victory without Anthony Davis and much more. 

Another Crazy Fan, Rappers On The Road, Embiid & AD Injuries

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears and Ohm Youngmisuk discuss the latest fan interference episode in Washington and around the league, meeting famous rappers on the road, Joel Embiid’s injury, the LA Clippers show signs of life and tie the series 2-2, can LeBron will the Lakers to victory without Anthony Davis and much more. 

55:46

1 Jun 21

A Trip Around The NBA Playoffs

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon talk about NBA Playoff games being blacked out, the Lakers taking a 2-1 lead over the Suns, what will happen to the Blazers if they lose this series to the shorthanded Nuggets, the Bucks demolishing the Heat and taking a 3-0 lead, how can the Clippers stop Luka Doncic and much more. 

A Trip Around The NBA Playoffs

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon talk about NBA Playoff games being blacked out, the Lakers taking a 2-1 lead over the Suns, what will happen to the Blazers if they lose this series to the shorthanded Nuggets, the Bucks demolishing the Heat and taking a 3-0 lead, how can the Clippers stop Luka Doncic and much more. 

01:01:54

28 May 21

They Came Out More Aggressive

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks discuss the Milwaukee Bucks taking a commanding 2-0 lead on the Miami Heat, the latest on Donovan Mitchell’s injury and a trip to LA to check in with the Clippers & Lakers who are both down 1-0. 

They Came Out More Aggressive

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks discuss the Milwaukee Bucks taking a commanding 2-0 lead on the Miami Heat, the latest on Donovan Mitchell’s injury and a trip to LA to check in with the Clippers & Lakers who are both down 1-0. 

56:08

25 May 21

LeBron's Late-Game Heroics, Play-In Tournament Success, Playoff Series To Watch

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon talk about LeBron’s late-game heroics, their thoughts on how the Play-In Tournament is going with one game left, which playoff series are the guys paying the most attention to and much more. 

LeBron's Late-Game Heroics, Play-In Tournament Success, Playoff Series To Watch

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon talk about LeBron’s late-game heroics, their thoughts on how the Play-In Tournament is going with one game left, which playoff series are the guys paying the most attention to and much more. 

54:55

21 May 21

NY Belongs To The Knicks, Clippers Dodge Lakers... For Now

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Vanity Fair’s Lisa Robinson discuss her beloved New York Knicks, NBA players’ reluctance to speak to the media, the LA Clippers avoiding the LA Lakers in the playoffs – for now and much more. 

NY Belongs To The Knicks, Clippers Dodge Lakers... For Now

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Vanity Fair’s Lisa Robinson discuss her beloved New York Knicks, NBA players’ reluctance to speak to the media, the LA Clippers avoiding the LA Lakers in the playoffs – for now and much more. 

55:16

18 May 21

Oladipo's Out, Fertitta All-In On Rockets, Mid-Season Tournament

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss Victor Oladipo’s season ending injury, an interesting quote from Tilman Fertitta on the state of the Rockets, Russell Westbrook’s stellar play, would a mid-season tournament work in the NBA and much more. 

Oladipo's Out, Fertitta All-In On Rockets, Mid-Season Tournament

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss Victor Oladipo’s season ending injury, an interesting quote from Tilman Fertitta on the state of the Rockets, Russell Westbrook’s stellar play, would a mid-season tournament work in the NBA and much more. 

54:56

14 May 21

Favorable Playoff Matchups for the Jazz, Lakers & The Play-In Tourney, NBA Tank-O-Thon

Brian Windhorst, Royce Young and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the potential of the Utah Jazz getting the #1 seed and a very favorable draw in the playoffs, will the Lakers be able to avoid the play-in tournament, and the tank-o-thon Is on at the bottom of the NBA. Plus, what is going on with the Boston Celtics and more. 

Favorable Playoff Matchups for the Jazz, Lakers & The Play-In Tourney, NBA Tank-O-Thon

Brian Windhorst, Royce Young and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the potential of the Utah Jazz getting the #1 seed and a very favorable draw in the playoffs, will the Lakers be able to avoid the play-in tournament, and the tank-o-thon Is on at the bottom of the NBA. Plus, what is going on with the Boston Celtics and more. 

51:47

11 May 21

The Future Is Bright

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon each pick one team from the lottery that they think has the best future. 

The Future Is Bright

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon each pick one team from the lottery that they think has the best future. 

52:27

7 May 21

The 2020 NBA (Re)Draft

Brian Windhorst, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton re-draft the 2020 NBA class. 

The 2020 NBA (Re)Draft

Brian Windhorst, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton re-draft the 2020 NBA class. 

56:50

4 May 21

With All (NBA) Due Respect

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon break down who should be on the three All-NBA teams. 

With All (NBA) Due Respect

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon break down who should be on the three All-NBA teams. 

49:13

30 Apr 21

Surging Clips, Wizards Righting The Ship, New-Look Knicks

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Ramona Shelburne discuss the surging LA Clippers, how the Washington Wizards have turned their season around, the difference in how the playoff-bound Knicks’ front office is being run now and much more. 

Surging Clips, Wizards Righting The Ship, New-Look Knicks

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Ramona Shelburne discuss the surging LA Clippers, how the Washington Wizards have turned their season around, the difference in how the playoff-bound Knicks’ front office is being run now and much more. 

47:11

27 Apr 21

Play-In Games Are Here To Stay

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss the play-in game scenarios from both conferences and why the play-in tournament is here to stay. 

Play-In Games Are Here To Stay

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss the play-in game scenarios from both conferences and why the play-in tournament is here to stay. 

42:50

23 Apr 21

NY State Of Mind

Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews and Kevin Pelton give you the latest NBA happenings from New York City, including – Julius Randle putting up an All-NBA season for the Knicks, Zion Williamson’s effusive praise of Madison Square Garden and if the Brooklyn Nets will get it together in time for the playoffs. 

NY State Of Mind

Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews and Kevin Pelton give you the latest NBA happenings from New York City, including – Julius Randle putting up an All-NBA season for the Knicks, Zion Williamson’s effusive praise of Madison Square Garden and if the Brooklyn Nets will get it together in time for the playoffs. 

46:14

20 Apr 21

MVP Straw Poll, Aldridge Retires

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss Bontemps’ NBA Media MVP straw poll and things get a little spicy. Plus, the guys talk about LaMarcus Aldridge’s retirement, Luka’s crazy shot and much more. 

MVP Straw Poll, Aldridge Retires

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss Bontemps’ NBA Media MVP straw poll and things get a little spicy. Plus, the guys talk about LaMarcus Aldridge’s retirement, Luka’s crazy shot and much more. 

50:39

16 Apr 21

Race To #1, Limping Lakers, Zion's PG Evolution

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the race to the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference – if the 76ers need home court advantage that badly, will the Lakers be able to keep up in the West without LeBron & AD and Zion’s evolution into the Pelicans’ PG of the future. 

Race To #1, Limping Lakers, Zion's PG Evolution

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the race to the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference – if the 76ers need home court advantage that badly, will the Lakers be able to keep up in the West without LeBron & AD and Zion’s evolution into the Pelicans’ PG of the future. 

51:38

13 Apr 21

The Wild West

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon break down the top contenders in the Western Conference. Plus, is Nikola Jokic the MVP, should Monty Williams win Coach of The Year, Michael Porter Jr’s future with Denver and how to get a read on the LA teams. 

The Wild West

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon break down the top contenders in the Western Conference. Plus, is Nikola Jokic the MVP, should Monty Williams win Coach of The Year, Michael Porter Jr’s future with Denver and how to get a read on the LA teams. 

01:00:45

8 Apr 21

Holiday's Extension, 25 Under 25 Rankings

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks discuss the Jrue Holiday extension and what that means for the point guard market in free agency. Plus, the annual 25 Under 25 rankings – Pelton and Marks talk about their lists and what went into their decision making process for some young stars. 

Holiday's Extension, 25 Under 25 Rankings

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Bobby Marks discuss the Jrue Holiday extension and what that means for the point guard market in free agency. Plus, the annual 25 Under 25 rankings – Pelton and Marks talk about their lists and what went into their decision making process for some young stars. 

50:22

5 Apr 21

Redick's Comments, Buyout Market Bummers, The Rockets in 2030 & OKC's Failed Tank

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps react to JJ Redick’s comments about the New Orleans Pelicans front office, if the buyout market players are all hype, judging the Rockets trades in 2030, OKC’s failed tank and much more. 

Redick's Comments, Buyout Market Bummers, The Rockets in 2030 & OKC's Failed Tank

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps react to JJ Redick’s comments about the New Orleans Pelicans front office, if the buyout market players are all hype, judging the Rockets trades in 2030, OKC’s failed tank and much more. 

01:04:21

2 Apr 21

Nets & Lakers Buyouts, Zach LaVine's Future, LeBron Recruiting Steph, Rich Paul on AI

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears and Nick Friedell talk about how the buyout market shaped out for the Nets & Lakers, what will happen with Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls, is LeBron recruiting Steph Curry and Rich Paul’s take on what he could’ve done with Allen Iverson’s business brand. 

Nets & Lakers Buyouts, Zach LaVine's Future, LeBron Recruiting Steph, Rich Paul on AI

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears and Nick Friedell talk about how the buyout market shaped out for the Nets & Lakers, what will happen with Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls, is LeBron recruiting Steph Curry and Rich Paul’s take on what he could’ve done with Allen Iverson’s business brand. 

01:05:17

30 Mar 21

Vucevic to Chicago, Gordon to Denver, and Lowry still in Toronto

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, and Tim Bontemps discuss Toronto not trading Kyle Lowry before the deadline, how much better the Bulls are with Nikola Vucevic, what Aaron Gordon brings to the Nuggets, and how the buyout market may shake out.

Vucevic to Chicago, Gordon to Denver, and Lowry still in Toronto

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, and Tim Bontemps discuss Toronto not trading Kyle Lowry before the deadline, how much better the Bulls are with Nikola Vucevic, what Aaron Gordon brings to the Nuggets, and how the buyout market may shake out.

46:10

26 Mar 21

NBA Trade Deadline, Buyout Market, LeBron's Injury

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and attorney Alex Spiro discuss some of the biggest things to watch for as the NBA heads to the trade deadline. Plus, who will be some of the major players to watch for in the buyout market and what will the Lakers do with both LeBron & Anthony Davis injured. 

NBA Trade Deadline, Buyout Market, LeBron's Injury

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and attorney Alex Spiro discuss some of the biggest things to watch for as the NBA heads to the trade deadline. Plus, who will be some of the major players to watch for in the buyout market and what will the Lakers do with both LeBron & Anthony Davis injured. 

52:47

23 Mar 21

Tight MVP Race, Recent NBA Trades

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss a very tight MVP race between Harden, LeBron, Giannis, Embiid, Lillard & Jokic. Plus, the latest on the recent NBA trades – will PJ Tucker make a difference for Milwaukee and much more. 

Tight MVP Race, Recent NBA Trades

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss a very tight MVP race between Harden, LeBron, Giannis, Embiid, Lillard & Jokic. Plus, the latest on the recent NBA trades – will PJ Tucker make a difference for Milwaukee and much more. 

51:04

19 Mar 21

Kawhi's Comments, GSW's Future & KAT On Anthony Edwards

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Monica McNutt discuss what’s going on with the LA Clippers, Kawhi’s comments having weight behind them, the outlook for the Golden State Warriors heading to the trade deadline & beyond, and Karl Towns’ comments on Anthony Edwards. 

Kawhi's Comments, GSW's Future & KAT On Anthony Edwards

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Monica McNutt discuss what’s going on with the LA Clippers, Kawhi’s comments having weight behind them, the outlook for the Golden State Warriors heading to the trade deadline & beyond, and Karl Towns’ comments on Anthony Edwards. 

52:58

16 Mar 21

LaMarcus Aldridge & the Spurs, LaMelo Ball, KD & AD's Injuries

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps, and Tim MacMahon discuss what the Spurs can get for LaMarcus Aldridge, LaMelo Ball’s historic season, if KD and AD’s injuries are bigger than their teams are letting on, and if the New York Knicks should be buyers going to the trade deadline. 

LaMarcus Aldridge & the Spurs, LaMelo Ball, KD & AD's Injuries

Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps, and Tim MacMahon discuss what the Spurs can get for LaMarcus Aldridge, LaMelo Ball’s historic season, if KD and AD’s injuries are bigger than their teams are letting on, and if the New York Knicks should be buyers going to the trade deadline. 

52:18

12 Mar 21

All-Star Game '21, Blake Griffin's Fit & Pelicans 2nd Half

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears, and Andrew Lopez discuss the 2021 All-Star Game, how the NBA is going to handle the COVID-19 vaccination process for the league, Blake Griffin’s fit with the Brooklyn Nets, and the second-half outlook for the New Orleans Pelicans. 

All-Star Game '21, Blake Griffin's Fit & Pelicans 2nd Half

Brian Windhorst, Marc Spears, and Andrew Lopez discuss the 2021 All-Star Game, how the NBA is going to handle the COVID-19 vaccination process for the league, Blake Griffin’s fit with the Brooklyn Nets, and the second-half outlook for the New Orleans Pelicans. 

56:17

9 Mar 21

Embiid Dominating, Lottery Machinations, and Kyle Lowry Trades

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, and Tim Bontemps discuss Philadelphia's overtime win over Utah, Joel Embiid vying for Defensive Player of the Year (and MVP), the most interesting draft lottery since 2003, and potential Kyle Lowry trades.

Embiid Dominating, Lottery Machinations, and Kyle Lowry Trades

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, and Tim Bontemps discuss Philadelphia's overtime win over Utah, Joel Embiid vying for Defensive Player of the Year (and MVP), the most interesting draft lottery since 2003, and potential Kyle Lowry trades.

51:19

5 Mar 21

The Competent Knicks, the Clippers Shrinking in the Clutch, and Oladipo on the Block

Is the Knicks' success sustainable? Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry, and Royce Young discuss the competent Knicks in their first year under Tom Thibodeau. Plus, the Clippers struggles late in games and the market for Victor Oladipo at the trade deadline and in the summer.

The Competent Knicks, the Clippers Shrinking in the Clutch, and Oladipo on the Block

Is the Knicks' success sustainable? Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry, and Royce Young discuss the competent Knicks in their first year under Tom Thibodeau. Plus, the Clippers struggles late in games and the market for Victor Oladipo at the trade deadline and in the summer.

46:20

2 Mar 21

Buy or Sell: Celtics & Mavericks

As Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown continue their All-NBA-caliber seasons, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss whether the Mavericks and Celtics, respectively, should go all in this season. Plus, more on the worst coaching job in the NBA (39:30) and Zion Williamson's interior scoring prowess.

Buy or Sell: Celtics & Mavericks

As Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown continue their All-NBA-caliber seasons, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss whether the Mavericks and Celtics, respectively, should go all in this season. Plus, more on the worst coaching job in the NBA (39:30) and Zion Williamson's interior scoring prowess.

47:24

25 Feb 21

Damian Lillard Stories, Harden's New Role & Breaking News

Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton offer strong reaction to Minnesota's decision to separate ties with Ryan Saunders (39:58). Before that, the guys tell some Damian Lillard pre-draft stories (25:40) and debate if the Nets -- after a string of impressive wins -- are now the team to beat in the East.

Damian Lillard Stories, Harden's New Role & Breaking News

Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton offer strong reaction to Minnesota's decision to separate ties with Ryan Saunders (39:58). Before that, the guys tell some Damian Lillard pre-draft stories (25:40) and debate if the Nets -- after a string of impressive wins -- are now the team to beat in the East.

47:42

22 Feb 21

Zion Check-In, Draymond's Comments & Utah Jazz: Spurs 2.0

How legit are the Jazz? Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Utah's big leap this season and if it's enough to beat the NBA's best in the playoffs. Plus, reaction to Draymond Green's "double standard" comments and a look at Zion Williamson's numbers thus far.

Zion Check-In, Draymond's Comments & Utah Jazz: Spurs 2.0

How legit are the Jazz? Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss Utah's big leap this season and if it's enough to beat the NBA's best in the playoffs. Plus, reaction to Draymond Green's "double standard" comments and a look at Zion Williamson's numbers thus far.

53:46

18 Feb 21

The Death of Defense, Nets' New Roles & Disappointing Celtics

As teams continue to allow record scoring numbers, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Nick Friedell debate whether good defense is actually necessary to win a title in 2021. Plus, trouble in Boston and a look at the motivations behind the trade that sent Derrick Rose to New York.

The Death of Defense, Nets' New Roles & Disappointing Celtics

As teams continue to allow record scoring numbers, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Nick Friedell debate whether good defense is actually necessary to win a title in 2021. Plus, trouble in Boston and a look at the motivations behind the trade that sent Derrick Rose to New York.

58:32

15 Feb 21

MVP Straw Poll: LeBron's MVP Chase, Steph's Resurgence, Embiid's Case

In a season unlike any other, Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss several players' cases for the MVP award. Plus, a stroll down LeBron James memory lane.

MVP Straw Poll: LeBron's MVP Chase, Steph's Resurgence, Embiid's Case

In a season unlike any other, Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss several players' cases for the MVP award. Plus, a stroll down LeBron James memory lane.

51:16

11 Feb 21

LeBron's Shooting, Brooklyn's Paradigm Shift & Milwaukee's Identity Issues

Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews and Dave McMenamin discuss key adjustments made by the Lakers this season, as well as LeBron James' improvement from beyond the arc. Plus, are the Nets setting a new championship blueprint?

LeBron's Shooting, Brooklyn's Paradigm Shift & Milwaukee's Identity Issues

Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews and Dave McMenamin discuss key adjustments made by the Lakers this season, as well as LeBron James' improvement from beyond the arc. Plus, are the Nets setting a new championship blueprint?

01:01:56

8 Feb 21

ASG Rosters, "Chesty" Rockets & Clippers' Kryptonite

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss which players belong in this year's All-Star Game. Plus, the crew dives into the Clippers' biggest weakness and Houston's post-Harden turnaround.

ASG Rosters, "Chesty" Rockets & Clippers' Kryptonite

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss which players belong in this year's All-Star Game. Plus, the crew dives into the Clippers' biggest weakness and Houston's post-Harden turnaround.

55:46

4 Feb 21

Trade Rumors, Nets Defense & Concerning Trends

Another poor defensive showing for the Nets leaves Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and Bobby Marks wondering how the NBA's most fascinating team will adjust. Plus, should we be worried by slow starts from Dallas, Miami and Toronto?

Trade Rumors, Nets Defense & Concerning Trends

Another poor defensive showing for the Nets leaves Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and Bobby Marks wondering how the NBA's most fascinating team will adjust. Plus, should we be worried by slow starts from Dallas, Miami and Toronto?

51:31

1 Feb 21

Early MVP Race, Kyrie's Fit, A Controversial Power Ranking

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss challengers to LeBron James in the MVP race, John Wall's first game against the Wizards and if the Timberwolves made the right choice in selecting Anthony Edwards No. 1 overall. Plus, Tim and Tim square off over the Jazz.

Early MVP Race, Kyrie's Fit, A Controversial Power Ranking

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps discuss challengers to LeBron James in the MVP race, John Wall's first game against the Wizards and if the Timberwolves made the right choice in selecting Anthony Edwards No. 1 overall. Plus, Tim and Tim square off over the Jazz.

56:20

28 Jan 21

Embiid's Growth, Utah's Streak & A Can't-Miss Interview

Chiney Ogwumike joins Brian Windhorst to discuss the evolution of Joel Embiid and an impressive stretch from the Jazz. Brian's longtime friend, music journalist and NBA superfan Lisa Robinson, then comes on to talk about her relationships with the game's most elite players, recruiting Anthony Davis to the Knicks and why she doesn't respect the Nets. Buckle up.

Embiid's Growth, Utah's Streak & A Can't-Miss Interview

Chiney Ogwumike joins Brian Windhorst to discuss the evolution of Joel Embiid and an impressive stretch from the Jazz. Brian's longtime friend, music journalist and NBA superfan Lisa Robinson, then comes on to talk about her relationships with the game's most elite players, recruiting Anthony Davis to the Knicks and why she doesn't respect the Nets. Buckle up.

01:00:15

25 Jan 21

Clippers Turnaround, Bradley Beal Suitors & Roster Shuffling

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Tim MacMahon discuss an apparent change in chemistry for the Clippers, potential landing spots for Bradley Beal should he become available, as well as some teams who could look to make big roster moves this season. Plus, the amazing Lou Dort.

Clippers Turnaround, Bradley Beal Suitors & Roster Shuffling

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Tim MacMahon discuss an apparent change in chemistry for the Clippers, potential landing spots for Bradley Beal should he become available, as well as some teams who could look to make big roster moves this season. Plus, the amazing Lou Dort.

01:07:09

21 Jan 21

2020-21 Small Sample-Size Theater

In an annual tradition, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz discuss some of the league's statistical anomalies and whether they'll hold up. Will Paul George's hot shooting continue? How unreal are Nikola Jokic's passing numbers? Can Trae Young shake his cold spell? All that and more in the small sample theater.

2020-21 Small Sample-Size Theater

In an annual tradition, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz discuss some of the league's statistical anomalies and whether they'll hold up. Will Paul George's hot shooting continue? How unreal are Nikola Jokic's passing numbers? Can Trae Young shake his cold spell? All that and more in the small sample theater.

51:13

18 Jan 21

James Harden Blockbuster Trade

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and The Undefeated’s Marc Spears to break down the James Harden trade and discuss what this means for all of the teams involved.

James Harden Blockbuster Trade

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and The Undefeated’s Marc Spears to break down the James Harden trade and discuss what this means for all of the teams involved.

47:59

13 Jan 21

Westbrook's Struggles, LaMelo's Potential & Contact Tracing Concerns

As COVID-19 continues to impact teams around the league, Brian Windhorst, Royce Young and Tim Bontemps discuss how the NBA will move forward. Plus, the crew also dives into Russell Westbrook's rough start in Washington and LaMelo Ball's ceiling.

Westbrook's Struggles, LaMelo's Potential & Contact Tracing Concerns

As COVID-19 continues to impact teams around the league, Brian Windhorst, Royce Young and Tim Bontemps discuss how the NBA will move forward. Plus, the crew also dives into Russell Westbrook's rough start in Washington and LaMelo Ball's ceiling.

50:49

11 Jan 21

Pleasant Surprises: Warriors, Knicks & Bulls

A string of vintage Stephen Curry performances has Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Nick Friedell wondering how the Warriors can sustain success for the entire season. The crew also discusses Tom Thibodeau's immediate impact on the Knicks' culture and Chicago's impressive young core.

Pleasant Surprises: Warriors, Knicks & Bulls

A string of vintage Stephen Curry performances has Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Nick Friedell wondering how the Warriors can sustain success for the entire season. The crew also discusses Tom Thibodeau's immediate impact on the Knicks' culture and Chicago's impressive young core.

55:30

7 Jan 21

Causes for Concern

Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim Bontemps discuss the five teams they're surprisingly worried about nearly two weeks into the season.

Causes for Concern

Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim Bontemps discuss the five teams they're surprisingly worried about nearly two weeks into the season.

57:00

4 Jan 21

Harden Trade Packages, Grizzlies' Bright Future, Philly's Start

The Nets lose Spencer Dinwiddie for an extended period of time, leaving Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Tim MacMahon to discuss how the injury will impact James Harden's trade market. Plus, the crew discusses Tyrese Haliburton's strange journey to the Kings and how Ja Morant's injury could be a blessing in disguise for Memphis.

Harden Trade Packages, Grizzlies' Bright Future, Philly's Start

The Nets lose Spencer Dinwiddie for an extended period of time, leaving Brian Windhorst, Marc J. Spears and Tim MacMahon to discuss how the injury will impact James Harden's trade market. Plus, the crew discusses Tyrese Haliburton's strange journey to the Kings and how Ja Morant's injury could be a blessing in disguise for Memphis.

50:45

31 Dec 20

Brooklyn's Chemistry, Steph's Struggles & Harden's Value

Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and FiveThiryEight's Chris Herring discuss James Harden's strong beginning to the season, Stephen Curry's struggles as the lone star on the Warriors, this year's rookie class and first impressions of the new-look Nets.

Brooklyn's Chemistry, Steph's Struggles & Harden's Value

Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and FiveThiryEight's Chris Herring discuss James Harden's strong beginning to the season, Stephen Curry's struggles as the lone star on the Warriors, this year's rookie class and first impressions of the new-look Nets.

54:24

28 Dec 20

Expansion & Extensions

After discussing the latest news regarding James Harden and the Rockets, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk about possible locations for expansion. Plus, some under-the-radar contract extensions from the past few days.

Expansion & Extensions

After discussing the latest news regarding James Harden and the Rockets, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk about possible locations for expansion. Plus, some under-the-radar contract extensions from the past few days.

50:22

24 Dec 20

One Exciting Thing for the 2020-21 NBA Season

Brian Windhorst talks to Malika Andrews, Nick Friedell, Andrew Lopez, Bobby Marks, Dave McMenamin, Eric Woodyard, Royce Young and Ohm Youngmisuk about one thing they’re watching this upcoming season.

One Exciting Thing for the 2020-21 NBA Season

Brian Windhorst talks to Malika Andrews, Nick Friedell, Andrew Lopez, Bobby Marks, Dave McMenamin, Eric Woodyard, Royce Young and Ohm Youngmisuk about one thing they’re watching this upcoming season.

57:05

21 Dec 20

James Harden Latest & 2020-21 NBA West Preview

After discussing the latest in the James Harden saga, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Tim MacMahon dive into the Western Conference's biggest storylines as we head into the new season.

James Harden Latest & 2020-21 NBA West Preview

After discussing the latest in the James Harden saga, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Tim MacMahon dive into the Western Conference's biggest storylines as we head into the new season.

01:00:28

17 Dec 20

2020-21 East NBA Preview

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps tackle the biggest questions facing the Eastern Conference's top teams as we get set for the 2020-21 season.

2020-21 East NBA Preview

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps tackle the biggest questions facing the Eastern Conference's top teams as we get set for the 2020-21 season.

01:01:45

14 Dec 20

James Harden's Behavior & Giannis Speaks

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Arnovitz discuss James Harden's strange behavior and the Rockets' response to it. Plus, the guys dig into Giannis Antetokounmpo's recent comments and what they might tell us about his future in Milwaukee.

James Harden's Behavior & Giannis Speaks

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Arnovitz discuss James Harden's strange behavior and the Rockets' response to it. Plus, the guys dig into Giannis Antetokounmpo's recent comments and what they might tell us about his future in Milwaukee.

59:16

10 Dec 20

Trade Grades & LeBron's Extension

A blockbuster Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade has Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton asking who the winner is. Then, Dave McMenamin joins the crew to discuss LeBron James' surprising contract extension and its impact on Anthony Davis' future.

Trade Grades & LeBron's Extension

A blockbuster Russell Westbrook-John Wall trade has Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton asking who the winner is. Then, Dave McMenamin joins the crew to discuss LeBron James' surprising contract extension and its impact on Anthony Davis' future.

54:41

3 Dec 20

What Will Giannis Do?

Brian Windhorst welcomes Malika Andrews and Tim MacMahon to discuss the possibilities of what comes next for Giannis Antetokounmpo. And before that, the crew talks about the growing implications of player options in contracts.

What Will Giannis Do?

Brian Windhorst welcomes Malika Andrews and Tim MacMahon to discuss the possibilities of what comes next for Giannis Antetokounmpo. And before that, the crew talks about the growing implications of player options in contracts.

48:30

26 Nov 20

Free Agency Winners & Losers

As the NBA world waits to know more about the future of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Tim Bontemps discuss the flurry of roster moves made over the past few days and how they may alter the landscape of the 2020-21 season.

Free Agency Winners & Losers

As the NBA world waits to know more about the future of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne and Tim Bontemps discuss the flurry of roster moves made over the past few days and how they may alter the landscape of the 2020-21 season.

59:48

23 Nov 20

Countdown to Free Agency

As we inch closer to the official start of NBA free agency, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton discuss landing spots for Gordon Hayward, the Bucks' attempts to appeal to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the latest in James Harden's showdown with the Rockets.

Countdown to Free Agency

As we inch closer to the official start of NBA free agency, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton discuss landing spots for Gordon Hayward, the Bucks' attempts to appeal to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the latest in James Harden's showdown with the Rockets.

49:04

20 Nov 20

What's the Verb?

Zach Lowe joins Brian Windhorst to discuss what the Jrue Holiday trade means for Giannis Antetokounmpo's future with the Bucks. Plus, the guys take a look at some of the deals already made around the league.

What's the Verb?

Zach Lowe joins Brian Windhorst to discuss what the Jrue Holiday trade means for Giannis Antetokounmpo's future with the Bucks. Plus, the guys take a look at some of the deals already made around the league.

51:50

18 Nov 20

Trouble in Houston

According to reports, James Harden and Russell Westbrook are uncertain of the Rockets' future. Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kirk Goldsberry discuss how Houston can fix the situation. And, if the Suns receive Chris Paul in a trade, how might he fit in Phoenix's young lineup? Plus, Brian speaks to longtime sportscaster Jim Gray about his legendary interviews with MJ, Kobe, and Shaq, and also LeBron for "The Decision."

Trouble in Houston

According to reports, James Harden and Russell Westbrook are uncertain of the Rockets' future. Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kirk Goldsberry discuss how Houston can fix the situation. And, if the Suns receive Chris Paul in a trade, how might he fit in Phoenix's young lineup? Plus, Brian speaks to longtime sportscaster Jim Gray about his legendary interviews with MJ, Kobe, and Shaq, and also LeBron for "The Decision."

01:15:22

12 Nov 20

Quasi-Deal

With a Dec. 22 season start date set, Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim MacMahon look at some of the biggest names who could be on the move in the coming weeks.

Quasi-Deal

With a Dec. 22 season start date set, Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim MacMahon look at some of the biggest names who could be on the move in the coming weeks.

48:41

6 Nov 20

2020 NBA Draft Preview

Brian Windhorst welcomes ESPN NBA Draft experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz to make sense of a class filled with question marks entering the draft under unique circumstances.

2020 NBA Draft Preview

Brian Windhorst welcomes ESPN NBA Draft experts Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz to make sense of a class filled with question marks entering the draft under unique circumstances.

50:46

2 Nov 20

Gap Week

After a flood of news, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps speculate on Daryl Morey's potential plans for the 76ers and how James Harden will fit with new Rockets head coach Stephen Silas. Plus, the guys discuss the peculiar timing of the Jazz sale and what it means for the team's future.

Gap Week

After a flood of news, Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps speculate on Daryl Morey's potential plans for the 76ers and how James Harden will fit with new Rockets head coach Stephen Silas. Plus, the guys discuss the peculiar timing of the Jazz sale and what it means for the team's future.

45:39

29 Oct 20

There Will Be No Hiatus

As the idea of a Christmas-time start date gains steam, Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks discuss the would-be accelerated offseason timeline and its impact on 2021 roster construction. Plus, bubble alternatives, the latest in the GOAT debate and the weirdest places the guys have reported from.

There Will Be No Hiatus

As the idea of a Christmas-time start date gains steam, Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks discuss the would-be accelerated offseason timeline and its impact on 2021 roster construction. Plus, bubble alternatives, the latest in the GOAT debate and the weirdest places the guys have reported from.

51:45

26 Oct 20

A Stan With a Plan

After hiring Stan Van Gundy, can the Pelicans now contend in a crowded Western Conference? Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kirk Goldsberry debate. Plus, the guys discuss the Rockets' future post-Daryl Morey and how Ty Lue will fare as the Clippers' new coach.

A Stan With a Plan

After hiring Stan Van Gundy, can the Pelicans now contend in a crowded Western Conference? Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Kirk Goldsberry debate. Plus, the guys discuss the Rockets' future post-Daryl Morey and how Ty Lue will fare as the Clippers' new coach.

56:33

22 Oct 20

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