Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

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

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Does KD Makes Sense In Boston? Offseason Winners & Losers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss if the Celtics’ should actually make a move for Kevin Durant and how important Jaylen Brown is to Boston’s future. Then, the guys dive into the winners and losers of the offseason including how the 76ers upgraded their roster and why the Suns and Mavs needed to do more to stay in contention.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Does KD Makes Sense In Boston? Offseason Winners & Losers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss if the Celtics’ should actually make a move for Kevin Durant and how important Jaylen Brown is to Boston’s future. Then, the guys dive into the winners and losers of the offseason including how the 76ers upgraded their roster and why the Suns and Mavs needed to do more to stay in contention.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

01:21:29

28 Jul 22

Harden's Contract, Westbrook's Future

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss how Harden’s contract switchup impacts the future of the 76ers and what the present state of the Lakers means for Westbrook, including his interesting change of agents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Harden's Contract, Westbrook's Future

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss how Harden’s contract switchup impacts the future of the 76ers and what the present state of the Lakers means for Westbrook, including his interesting change of agents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59:34

22 Jul 22

Ayton Back With Suns, New Star In The Empire State?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Deandre Ayton signing back with Phoenix, what this means for Kevin Durant’s trade possibilities, if KD and Kyrie may wind up back together again in Brooklyn after all and if Donovan Mitchell could be a Knick by next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ayton Back With Suns, New Star In The Empire State?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Deandre Ayton signing back with Phoenix, what this means for Kevin Durant’s trade possibilities, if KD and Kyrie may wind up back together again in Brooklyn after all and if Donovan Mitchell could be a Knick by next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

50:15

15 Jul 22

The Stars Of The Summer League

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape's Marc J. Spears to talk his standouts from the NBA Summer League so far, including Keegan Murray’s fantastic play and if the Kings could be a playoff team this season. Then, ESPN’s Kevin Pelton joins to discuss if the budding relationship between Josh Giddey and Chet Holmgren is for real before talking the Deandre Ayton situation in Phoenix.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Stars Of The Summer League

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape's Marc J. Spears to talk his standouts from the NBA Summer League so far, including Keegan Murray’s fantastic play and if the Kings could be a playoff team this season. Then, ESPN’s Kevin Pelton joins to discuss if the budding relationship between Josh Giddey and Chet Holmgren is for real before talking the Deandre Ayton situation in Phoenix.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

01:01:56

12 Jul 22

Contract Notes You May Have Missed From Free Agency

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the key notes from the NBA free agency contracts. The guys break down Ja Morant not getting a player option, what protections the Pelicans put in Zion’s contract, Bradley Beal being the only player in the league with a no-trade clause and Zach LaVine getting all he wanted from Chicago. Plus, could Donovan Mitchell be in the Empire State soon? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Contract Notes You May Have Missed From Free Agency

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the key notes from the NBA free agency contracts. The guys break down Ja Morant not getting a player option, what protections the Pelicans put in Zion’s contract, Bradley Beal being the only player in the league with a no-trade clause and Zach LaVine getting all he wanted from Chicago. Plus, could Donovan Mitchell be in the Empire State soon? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56:28

8 Jul 22

What’s Going on in Brooklyn? Meme God Brian Windhorst Explains

If you were on social media at all last weekend, you’ve seen the clip of Brian Windhorst on “First Take” – palms in the air, looking to the heavens like he’s the subject of a Renaissance painting and questioning what exactly the Utah Jazz were planning following the trade of Royce O’Neale. Hours later, Jazz All Star Rudy Gobert was traded to Minnesota, and Windhorst instantly became Twitter’s NBA Nostradamus. Given his new fame, Windhorst took the time for us little people at ESPN Daily, and tells us about how he’s handled life in the limelight…oh, and also what’s going on with the Brooklyn Nets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What’s Going on in Brooklyn? Meme God Brian Windhorst Explains

If you were on social media at all last weekend, you’ve seen the clip of Brian Windhorst on “First Take” – palms in the air, looking to the heavens like he’s the subject of a Renaissance painting and questioning what exactly the Utah Jazz were planning following the trade of Royce O’Neale. Hours later, Jazz All Star Rudy Gobert was traded to Minnesota, and Windhorst instantly became Twitter’s NBA Nostradamus. Given his new fame, Windhorst took the time for us little people at ESPN Daily, and tells us about how he’s handled life in the limelight…oh, and also what’s going on with the Brooklyn Nets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41:16

7 Jul 22

What Is Going On With Kyrie & KD?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez and Dave McMenamin to discuss the latest on the Kevin Durant rumors, a big step for the Pelicans, what may happen with Kyrie including who may want to trade for him, a cryptic tweet from the Lakers and what else is now going on in Utah. Plus, the guys react to Brian becoming a meme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Is Going On With Kyrie & KD?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez and Dave McMenamin to discuss the latest on the Kevin Durant rumors, a big step for the Pelicans, what may happen with Kyrie including who may want to trade for him, a cryptic tweet from the Lakers and what else is now going on in Utah. Plus, the guys react to Brian becoming a meme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

01:05:28

6 Jul 22

2022 Free Agency Frenzy

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to a wild day in NBA free agency led by Kevin Durant requesting trade from the Brooklyn Nets. The guys talk possible destinations for what could be an unprecedented haul before diving into what this means for Kyrie, how much better the Hawks got, if a rebuild is upon us in Utah and more!

2022 Free Agency Frenzy

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to a wild day in NBA free agency led by Kevin Durant requesting trade from the Brooklyn Nets. The guys talk possible destinations for what could be an unprecedented haul before diving into what this means for Kyrie, how much better the Hawks got, if a rebuild is upon us in Utah and more!

54:52

1 Jul 22

Kyrie Opts In, Wall To LA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Nick Friedell and Marc J. Spears to react to Kyrie Irving opting into his contract with the Nets before talking about how that impacts his future in Brooklyn or potentially elsewhere. Plus, the significance of John Wall to the Clippers.

Kyrie Opts In, Wall To LA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Nick Friedell and Marc J. Spears to react to Kyrie Irving opting into his contract with the Nets before talking about how that impacts his future in Brooklyn or potentially elsewhere. Plus, the significance of John Wall to the Clippers.

38:10

28 Jun 22

2022 NBA Draft Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the 2022 NBA Draft including Paolo Banchero jumping up to the top pick, the biggest surprises of Round 1, what exactly the Knicks were doing and the latest on the Kyrie saga with the Nets.

2022 NBA Draft Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the 2022 NBA Draft including Paolo Banchero jumping up to the top pick, the biggest surprises of Round 1, what exactly the Knicks were doing and the latest on the Kyrie saga with the Nets.

01:07:28

24 Jun 22

2022 NBA Draft Preview, Kyrie Wants Out?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton to talk the logistics of where Kyrie could go outside of Brooklyn and the chances he remains with the Nets. Plus, the guys get you ready for Thursday’s NBA Draft with who could go #1 and some players who will greatly outperform their selection.

2022 NBA Draft Preview, Kyrie Wants Out?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton to talk the logistics of where Kyrie could go outside of Brooklyn and the chances he remains with the Nets. Plus, the guys get you ready for Thursday’s NBA Draft with who could go #1 and some players who will greatly outperform their selection.

57:09

21 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction - Holy Cannoli

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to the Warriors winning the NBA Finals in Game 6 from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss the level of difficulty for Golden State to win this title, Draymond showing up big time, the Warriors savoring this one, this being the crowning moment of Steph Curry’s career, Boston looking totally discombobulated, Tatum struggling down the stretch and how many times Klay has said 'Holy Cannoli' before.

2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction - Holy Cannoli

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to the Warriors winning the NBA Finals in Game 6 from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss the level of difficulty for Golden State to win this title, Draymond showing up big time, the Warriors savoring this one, this being the crowning moment of Steph Curry’s career, Boston looking totally discombobulated, Tatum struggling down the stretch and how many times Klay has said 'Holy Cannoli' before.

37:10

17 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 6 of the NBA Finals including how Steph Curry will bounce back, why Ime Udoka says Boston likes doing things the hard way and the key to the series that continues to pop up. Plus, how Golden State’s smart financial decisions continue to set the team up for success.

2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 6 of the NBA Finals including how Steph Curry will bounce back, why Ime Udoka says Boston likes doing things the hard way and the key to the series that continues to pop up. Plus, how Golden State’s smart financial decisions continue to set the team up for success.

40:55

16 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 5 Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps on the floor of the Chase Center to react to a massive win for Golden State in a ‘weird’ game. The guys break it all down including a sensational performance from Andrew Wiggins, Steph going cold from 3, the Celtics' offensive struggles in the 4th quarter and why Boston missed a big opportunity in this game.

2022 NBA Finals Game 5 Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps on the floor of the Chase Center to react to a massive win for Golden State in a ‘weird’ game. The guys break it all down including a sensational performance from Andrew Wiggins, Steph going cold from 3, the Celtics' offensive struggles in the 4th quarter and why Boston missed a big opportunity in this game.

23:20

14 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 5 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 5 of the NBA Finals including how the turnovers for the Celtics remain the key to the series, the brilliance of Steph Curry, if Steph still has another level to reach in the Finals, the difference Kevon Looney has made for the Warriors, what Tatum needs to do to step up for Boston and the status of Rob Williams’ injury.

2022 NBA Finals Game 5 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 5 of the NBA Finals including how the turnovers for the Celtics remain the key to the series, the brilliance of Steph Curry, if Steph still has another level to reach in the Finals, the difference Kevon Looney has made for the Warriors, what Tatum needs to do to step up for Boston and the status of Rob Williams’ injury.

45:13

13 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 4 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Steph Curry's incredible performance, Steve Kerr's decision to bench Draymond Green for a crucial stretch in the 4th quarter, the huge put backs by Andrew Wiggins, and Jayson Tatum's disappointing second half.

2022 NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 4 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Steph Curry's incredible performance, Steve Kerr's decision to bench Draymond Green for a crucial stretch in the 4th quarter, the huge put backs by Andrew Wiggins, and Jayson Tatum's disappointing second half.

29:05

11 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 4 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 4 of the NBA Finals including Draymond Green’s struggles, Jayson Tatum’s potential to elevate his standing in the league, if Steph Curry can carry the Warriors and why Rob Williams is such a difference maker for Boston.

2022 NBA Finals Game 4 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 4 of the NBA Finals including Draymond Green’s struggles, Jayson Tatum’s potential to elevate his standing in the league, if Steph Curry can carry the Warriors and why Rob Williams is such a difference maker for Boston.

54:02

10 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 3 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Boston overcoming big performances from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Celtics managing their turnovers being the key to the series, Tatum’s ability to move the ball and if Curry can overcome being an ‘underdog’ in a series.

2022 NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 3 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Boston overcoming big performances from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Celtics managing their turnovers being the key to the series, Tatum’s ability to move the ball and if Curry can overcome being an ‘underdog’ in a series.

24:33

9 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 3 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals including how Klay Thompson is attempting to get himself going, the new battle cry for Boston and if Draymond Green has put himself in a precarious position with the officials including Scott Foster. Plus, a new head coach in Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook’s future with the Lakers and Quin Snyder officially stepping down in Utah.

2022 NBA Finals Game 3 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals including how Klay Thompson is attempting to get himself going, the new battle cry for Boston and if Draymond Green has put himself in a precarious position with the officials including Scott Foster. Plus, a new head coach in Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook’s future with the Lakers and Quin Snyder officially stepping down in Utah.

01:06:56

8 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined on the Chase Center court by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears immediately following the Warriors’ statement victory over the Celtics to talk Golden State’s strategy change, how Boston let Draymond win the mental battle, changes in officiating after 1 technical foul and how the Celtics’ sloppy play can’t repeat in Boston. Plus, a special appearance from Warriors’ super fan Jimmy Goldstein.

2022 NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined on the Chase Center court by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears immediately following the Warriors’ statement victory over the Celtics to talk Golden State’s strategy change, how Boston let Draymond win the mental battle, changes in officiating after 1 technical foul and how the Celtics’ sloppy play can’t repeat in Boston. Plus, a special appearance from Warriors’ super fan Jimmy Goldstein.

19:54

6 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 2 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps preview Game 2 of the NBA Finals including why the Celtics are uniquely suited to guard Golden State, how the Warriors advantage in experience is irrelevant, how Boston can take punches without falling over, what version of Tatum the Celtics need and why Kevon Looney needs more minutes.

2022 NBA Finals Game 2 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps preview Game 2 of the NBA Finals including why the Celtics are uniquely suited to guard Golden State, how the Warriors advantage in experience is irrelevant, how Boston can take punches without falling over, what version of Tatum the Celtics need and why Kevon Looney needs more minutes.

44:31

5 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kendrick Perkins courtside at the Chase Center immediately following Game 1 of the NBA Finals to react to a historic 4th quarter performance from Boston. The guys talk how the Celtics continue to bounce back in games this season and who needs to step up for the Warriors to respond.

2022 NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kendrick Perkins courtside at the Chase Center immediately following Game 1 of the NBA Finals to react to a historic 4th quarter performance from Boston. The guys talk how the Celtics continue to bounce back in games this season and who needs to step up for the Warriors to respond.

18:50

3 Jun 22

2022 NBA Finals Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to give their predictions for the NBA Finals matchup between the Celtics and Warriors including what to expect in Game 1 of the series. Plus, they discuss the new perspective Golden State has on this season and if Boston is ready for the moment before talking about some news regarding the future of the Jazz

2022 NBA Finals Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to give their predictions for the NBA Finals matchup between the Celtics and Warriors including what to expect in Game 1 of the series. Plus, they discuss the new perspective Golden State has on this season and if Boston is ready for the moment before talking about some news regarding the future of the Jazz

53:29

2 Jun 22

Warriors In Finals, How To Build Around Luka

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Warriors advancing to their 6th NBA Finals in 8 years, Klay Thompson’s joy in the win, what is next for the Mavs, if the league will trend away from ‘Super Teams’ going forward, how the Suns will manage Ayton in the offseason and the ability of Boston to shut down any half-court offense from the Heat.

Warriors In Finals, How To Build Around Luka

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Warriors advancing to their 6th NBA Finals in 8 years, Klay Thompson’s joy in the win, what is next for the Mavs, if the league will trend away from ‘Super Teams’ going forward, how the Suns will manage Ayton in the offseason and the ability of Boston to shut down any half-court offense from the Heat.

57:27

27 May 22

Injured & Outmatched

Brian Windhorst talks with Kirk Goldsberry and Ohm Youngmisuk dive into the Miami Heat's rash of injuries, why it's not a competitive series even though the series is tied 2-2 with home court advantage. Plus, are the Dallas Mavericks out matched against Golden State now that the Warriors are finding a rhythm?

Injured & Outmatched

Brian Windhorst talks with Kirk Goldsberry and Ohm Youngmisuk dive into the Miami Heat's rash of injuries, why it's not a competitive series even though the series is tied 2-2 with home court advantage. Plus, are the Dallas Mavericks out matched against Golden State now that the Warriors are finding a rhythm?

52:03

24 May 22

Boston Bounces Back, Can Luka Carry The Mavs Again?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Celtics making a bounce back statement in Game 2 against Miami, Boston’s evolution over the course of the season, why the Heat need Lowry, the similarities between Ime Udoka and Jason Kidd, if Luka can carry the Mavs again and the prolific nature of this Warriors team. Plus, a league executive who may be on the move.

Boston Bounces Back, Can Luka Carry The Mavs Again?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Celtics making a bounce back statement in Game 2 against Miami, Boston’s evolution over the course of the season, why the Heat need Lowry, the similarities between Ime Udoka and Jason Kidd, if Luka can carry the Mavs again and the prolific nature of this Warriors team. Plus, a league executive who may be on the move.

01:06:41

20 May 22

Conference Finals Preview, NBA Lottery

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears react to the Mavs dismantling the Suns, Luka making a statement, the future of the Suns, Boston closing out the Bucks despite a massive series from Giannis and what to expect from the NBA Lottery. 

Conference Finals Preview, NBA Lottery

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears react to the Mavs dismantling the Suns, Luka making a statement, the future of the Suns, Boston closing out the Bucks despite a massive series from Giannis and what to expect from the NBA Lottery. 

49:56

17 May 22

Process Still Loading For 76ers, Mavs-Suns Game 7

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Heat eliminating the 76ers, if Harden will give Philly a discount and how long ‘The Process’ can continue. Plus, can the Mavs take down the Suns in Game 7, which player will make a statement in the decisive game and if Boston can avoid elimination.

Process Still Loading For 76ers, Mavs-Suns Game 7

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Heat eliminating the 76ers, if Harden will give Philly a discount and how long ‘The Process’ can continue. Plus, can the Mavs take down the Suns in Game 7, which player will make a statement in the decisive game and if Boston can avoid elimination.

56:30

13 May 22

MVP Reaction, Stopping Flopping

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Nick Friedell to react to Jokic winning the MVP again, talk the upcoming offseason contract decisions for Zach LaVine and James Harden, the 76ers’ resurgence, how Portland can maximize Dame, injury designations in the NBA and flopping in the postseason.

MVP Reaction, Stopping Flopping

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Nick Friedell to react to Jokic winning the MVP again, talk the upcoming offseason contract decisions for Zach LaVine and James Harden, the 76ers’ resurgence, how Portland can maximize Dame, injury designations in the NBA and flopping in the postseason.

52:37

10 May 22

Can The Warriors Defend Ja? Harden Struggles

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss if Harden has officially started to regress, what the Mavs can do to get back into the series with the Suns’ historic shooting, if the Celtics can win it all with an all-time level defense and how the Warriors can defend Ja.

Can The Warriors Defend Ja? Harden Struggles

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss if Harden has officially started to regress, what the Mavs can do to get back into the series with the Suns’ historic shooting, if the Celtics can win it all with an all-time level defense and how the Warriors can defend Ja.

01:10:26

6 May 22

Keeping Zion In New Orleans, Bucks' Physicality

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Andrew Lopez to talk Zion’s thoughts on the Pelicans postseason performance, the future in New Orleans, the Bucks' physicality against the Celtics, the Warriors escaping with Game 1 and Devin Booker’s competitiveness.

Keeping Zion In New Orleans, Bucks' Physicality

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Andrew Lopez to talk Zion’s thoughts on the Pelicans postseason performance, the future in New Orleans, the Bucks' physicality against the Celtics, the Warriors escaping with Game 1 and Devin Booker’s competitiveness.

48:34

3 May 22

Significance Of Harden, Time For Change In Utah?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Dallas closing out Utah for Luka’s first playoff series win, the future of the Jazz, the 76ers avoiding a Game 7, why Harden is the key to success in Philly and Chris Paul putting on another masterclass performance for the Suns to eliminate the Pelicans.

Significance Of Harden, Time For Change In Utah?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Dallas closing out Utah for Luka’s first playoff series win, the future of the Jazz, the 76ers avoiding a Game 7, why Harden is the key to success in Philly and Chris Paul putting on another masterclass performance for the Suns to eliminate the Pelicans.

01:01:25

29 Apr 22

Young Talent Making Playoff Statements

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Kevin Arnovitz to talk the matchup issues Minnesota creates for Memphis, the Pelicans making it a series with the Suns, the potential of the youth in New Orleans and if Trae Young can overcome the swarming Miami defense.

Young Talent Making Playoff Statements

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Kevin Arnovitz to talk the matchup issues Minnesota creates for Memphis, the Pelicans making it a series with the Suns, the potential of the youth in New Orleans and if Trae Young can overcome the swarming Miami defense.

55:33

26 Apr 22

Boston Takes Charge, Key Playoff Injuries

Brian Windhorst, is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Boston’s transformation from the start of the season, the squad’s sensation defense on Kevin Durant, Booker & Middleton’s injuries and Joel Embiid making a statement in Toronto.

Boston Takes Charge, Key Playoff Injuries

Brian Windhorst, is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Boston’s transformation from the start of the season, the squad’s sensation defense on Kevin Durant, Booker & Middleton’s injuries and Joel Embiid making a statement in Toronto.

55:06

22 Apr 22

Boston Buzzer-Beater, T-Wolves Statement

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kirk Goldsberry to talk the significance of the Celtics’ epic Game 1 win over the Nets, Kyrie’s engagement with the Boston fans, Minnesota’s statement win against Memphis and Chris Paul’s mastery of the point guard position.

Boston Buzzer-Beater, T-Wolves Statement

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kirk Goldsberry to talk the significance of the Celtics’ epic Game 1 win over the Nets, Kyrie’s engagement with the Boston fans, Minnesota’s statement win against Memphis and Chris Paul’s mastery of the point guard position.

44:09

19 Apr 22

2022 Overall NBA Playoff Picture

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps are joined by the legend Jackie MacMullan to break down the NBA Playoff picture including if the Celtics should be favored over the Nets, how injuries will impact a few key series and if Harden and Embiid can make a statement. Plus, the crew talks Jackie’s podcast series ‘Icons’ with the Ringer.

2022 Overall NBA Playoff Picture

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps are joined by the legend Jackie MacMullan to break down the NBA Playoff picture including if the Celtics should be favored over the Nets, how injuries will impact a few key series and if Harden and Embiid can make a statement. Plus, the crew talks Jackie’s podcast series ‘Icons’ with the Ringer.

47:52

15 Apr 22

NBA Play-In Tournament Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Nick Friedell and Andrew Lopez to break down everything you need to know about the NBA Play-In Tournament including if Ben Simmons or Zion may return and who has the most to prove. Plus, should teams have tanked to avoid the Nets and what matchup has the most exciting potential.

NBA Play-In Tournament Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Nick Friedell and Andrew Lopez to break down everything you need to know about the NBA Play-In Tournament including if Ben Simmons or Zion may return and who has the most to prove. Plus, should teams have tanked to avoid the Nets and what matchup has the most exciting potential.

57:15

12 Apr 22

Best Odds To Reach The Finals

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps break down which teams have the best betting odds to win the Eastern and Western Conferences including why the Nets are being wildly overvalued. Plus, MacMahon hands out his monthly major award.

Best Odds To Reach The Finals

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps break down which teams have the best betting odds to win the Eastern and Western Conferences including why the Nets are being wildly overvalued. Plus, MacMahon hands out his monthly major award.

56:44

8 Apr 22

Magic's Comments, Simmons' Grievance

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks to talk Magic’s comments about the Lakers, the significance of Ben Simmons filing a grievance with the 76ers, the Nets’ playoff potential and the chances Kawhi comes back.

Magic's Comments, Simmons' Grievance

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks to talk Magic’s comments about the Lakers, the significance of Ben Simmons filing a grievance with the 76ers, the Nets’ playoff potential and the chances Kawhi comes back.

59:31

5 Apr 22

Final NBA MVP Straw Poll Results

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the final NBA MVP straw poll results including reacting to a new leader at the top before talking seeding in the Eastern Conference and the Suns’ dominance.

Final NBA MVP Straw Poll Results

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the final NBA MVP straw poll results including reacting to a new leader at the top before talking seeding in the Eastern Conference and the Suns’ dominance.

55:17

1 Apr 22

Most Likely 1st Round Upsets, Celtics Injury

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kirk Goldsberry to talk the impact of the Celtics losing Rob Williams to injury, when Ja Morant may return, which team is most susceptible to a 1st Round upset this season and who will be the 7 & 8 seeds.

Most Likely 1st Round Upsets, Celtics Injury

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kirk Goldsberry to talk the impact of the Celtics losing Rob Williams to injury, when Ja Morant may return, which team is most susceptible to a 1st Round upset this season and who will be the 7 & 8 seeds.

56:41

29 Mar 22

Hot Tempered Heat, Potential All-NBA Lineup

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the argument on the Heat sideline involving Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem and Erik Spoelstra, who the favorites are in the East, why it is now or never for the Jazz and who will make All-NBA this season.

Hot Tempered Heat, Potential All-NBA Lineup

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the argument on the Heat sideline involving Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem and Erik Spoelstra, who the favorites are in the East, why it is now or never for the Jazz and who will make All-NBA this season.

01:02:05

25 Mar 22

Large Sample Size, Are The Celtics Contenders?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz and Kevin Pelton to talk if the Celtics have a legitimate chance to react the NBA Finals this year, how concerning the drop off is for the Bucks’ defensive rating, the struggles of the Lakers down the stretch and when the last time the Western Conference had such little depth.

Large Sample Size, Are The Celtics Contenders?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz and Kevin Pelton to talk if the Celtics have a legitimate chance to react the NBA Finals this year, how concerning the drop off is for the Bucks’ defensive rating, the struggles of the Lakers down the stretch and when the last time the Western Conference had such little depth.

44:21

22 Mar 22

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly For The 76ers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the 76ers are a team with massive strengths and massive weaknesses, if James Harden can show up in big games, when Ben Simmons will return to the Nets, Kyrie’s status in the league and the state of the Mavs in the Western Conference.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly For The 76ers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the 76ers are a team with massive strengths and massive weaknesses, if James Harden can show up in big games, when Ben Simmons will return to the Nets, Kyrie’s status in the league and the state of the Mavs in the Western Conference.

01:04:02

18 Mar 22

The Two Most Significant Players In Basketball

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kendra Andrews and Marc J. Spears to talk the significance of Draymond Green to the Warriors as he returns to action including how vital he may be to overcoming Western Conference foes like Memphis. Plus, Windy and Spears discuss Kyrie’s status in home games and what strategy may be in place in Brooklyn.

The Two Most Significant Players In Basketball

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kendra Andrews and Marc J. Spears to talk the significance of Draymond Green to the Warriors as he returns to action including how vital he may be to overcoming Western Conference foes like Memphis. Plus, Windy and Spears discuss Kyrie’s status in home games and what strategy may be in place in Brooklyn.

59:34

15 Mar 22

Breaking Down Every Award But The MVP

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the awards races other than MVP including the Cade Cunningham/Evan Mobley Rookie Of The Year debate, which coach is leading the way for Coach Of The Year and if this season will lead to another Defensive Player Of The Year trophy for Rudy Gobert.

Breaking Down Every Award But The MVP

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the awards races other than MVP including the Cade Cunningham/Evan Mobley Rookie Of The Year debate, which coach is leading the way for Coach Of The Year and if this season will lead to another Defensive Player Of The Year trophy for Rudy Gobert.

50:36

11 Mar 22

LeBron, The Elite Scorer

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk to react to LeBron’s historic performance against the Warriors, talk his current motivation to be remembered as an all-time great scorer and what the plan is for the Clippers including when their star players may be returning. Plus, the crew shares some stories about Gregg Popovich as he approaches the all-time wins record in the NBA.

LeBron, The Elite Scorer

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk to react to LeBron’s historic performance against the Warriors, talk his current motivation to be remembered as an all-time great scorer and what the plan is for the Clippers including when their star players may be returning. Plus, the crew shares some stories about Gregg Popovich as he approaches the all-time wins record in the NBA.

59:42

8 Mar 22

Warriors Struggle, Mavs Catch Fire

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Warriors struggles of late, Steph’s shooting slump, the importance of Draymond Green and Luka’s white hot play to lead the streaking Mavs. Plus, the return of MacMahon’s segment.

Warriors Struggle, Mavs Catch Fire

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Warriors struggles of late, Steph’s shooting slump, the importance of Draymond Green and Luka’s white hot play to lead the streaking Mavs. Plus, the return of MacMahon’s segment.

53:40

4 Mar 22

Harden's Immediate Impact

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears talk how big of an impact the James Harden trade will have on the 76ers, their strong play of late, when we will see Simmons on the court for the Nets, some of the top NBA Draft prospects and the importance of Draymond Green to the Warriors.

Harden's Immediate Impact

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears talk how big of an impact the James Harden trade will have on the 76ers, their strong play of late, when we will see Simmons on the court for the Nets, some of the top NBA Draft prospects and the importance of Draymond Green to the Warriors.

53:28

1 Mar 22

Should The Lakers Trade Stars This Offseason?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk about the idea of the Lakers’ trading LeBron James, if LA will go all in or all out going forward and what they expect from James Harden on the Sixers. Then, MacMahon reminds us who the best shooting big man of all-time is.

Should The Lakers Trade Stars This Offseason?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk about the idea of the Lakers’ trading LeBron James, if LA will go all in or all out going forward and what they expect from James Harden on the Sixers. Then, MacMahon reminds us who the best shooting big man of all-time is.

49:46

25 Feb 22

All-Star Interviews With The NBA's Future

Brian Windhorst interviews some of the NBA’s rising stars at All-Star weekend in Cleveland. He chats with Tyrese Haliburton about his trade, Anthony Edwards about the source of his confidence and more!

All-Star Interviews With The NBA's Future

Brian Windhorst interviews some of the NBA’s rising stars at All-Star weekend in Cleveland. He chats with Tyrese Haliburton about his trade, Anthony Edwards about the source of his confidence and more!

54:05

22 Feb 22

Latest Straw Poll Updates, Steaking Celtics

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the latest MVP straw poll results including an incredibly tight race between Embiid and Jokic. Then, the crew talks the Celtics hot play of late.

Latest Straw Poll Updates, Steaking Celtics

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the latest MVP straw poll results including an incredibly tight race between Embiid and Jokic. Then, the crew talks the Celtics hot play of late.

47:19

17 Feb 22

Lakers' Deadline Inactivity

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin to talk the Lakers’ inactivity at the trade deadline, why LA wants this team to figure things out and what that means for the future of the team and LeBron James.

Lakers' Deadline Inactivity

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin to talk the Lakers’ inactivity at the trade deadline, why LA wants this team to figure things out and what that means for the future of the team and LeBron James.

38:40

15 Feb 22

NBA Trade Deadline Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the NBA Trade Deadline including breaking down the massive Simmons-Harden trade, the Mavs trading away Kristaps Porzingis and how big of a deal it is that the Lakers did not make a big splash at the deadline.

NBA Trade Deadline Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the NBA Trade Deadline including breaking down the massive Simmons-Harden trade, the Mavs trading away Kristaps Porzingis and how big of a deal it is that the Lakers did not make a big splash at the deadline.

55:37

11 Feb 22

Trade Deadline Preview, All-Star Reserves

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton to talk All-Star reserves, If we will see Ben Simmons or James Harden get traded before the deadline and the significance of the Caris LeVert trade for the Cavs.

Trade Deadline Preview, All-Star Reserves

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton to talk All-Star reserves, If we will see Ben Simmons or James Harden get traded before the deadline and the significance of the Caris LeVert trade for the Cavs.

57:27

8 Feb 22

Trade Deadline Expectations

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the Grizzlies have become the most fun team in the NBA, what trades the Pelicans can make, if CJ McCollum will be traded and why this may be a tame trade deadline.

Trade Deadline Expectations

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the Grizzlies have become the most fun team in the NBA, what trades the Pelicans can make, if CJ McCollum will be traded and why this may be a tame trade deadline.

01:07:04

4 Feb 22

Creating A Winning Culture In Phoenix

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry to discuss how the Suns are creating a culture of winning, the Hawks turning things around and the idea of the NBA adopting the European soccer model of loaning players for a short timeframe instead of a trade.

Creating A Winning Culture In Phoenix

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry to discuss how the Suns are creating a culture of winning, the Hawks turning things around and the idea of the NBA adopting the European soccer model of loaning players for a short timeframe instead of a trade.

42:45

1 Feb 22

Who Will Be The Top Seed In The East?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Macmahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the Heat can be the top seed in the East, if the Bulls can avoid slipping in the standings considering their injuries, what the ceiling is for the Cavs and what is next for the Nets.

Who Will Be The Top Seed In The East?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Macmahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the Heat can be the top seed in the East, if the Bulls can avoid slipping in the standings considering their injuries, what the ceiling is for the Cavs and what is next for the Nets.

58:15

28 Jan 22

Injured Bulls, Potential Laker Trades

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton discuss the impact of injuries on the Bulls, if Detroit will trade Jerami Grant, if a Westbrook for Wall trade is possible and the Blazers' plan for the rest of the season.

Injured Bulls, Potential Laker Trades

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton discuss the impact of injuries on the Bulls, if Detroit will trade Jerami Grant, if a Westbrook for Wall trade is possible and the Blazers' plan for the rest of the season.

56:38

25 Jan 22

All-Star Ballot Submissions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk their All-Star ballot submissions including how position distinctions impact starters. Plus, they break down the players deserving of a reserve spot, how many games you should need to play to get into the All-Star Game and the Celtics’ poor shooting percentages.

All-Star Ballot Submissions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk their All-Star ballot submissions including how position distinctions impact starters. Plus, they break down the players deserving of a reserve spot, how many games you should need to play to get into the All-Star Game and the Celtics’ poor shooting percentages.

01:03:18

20 Jan 22

Significance Of Injuries To Contenders, Jerami Grant Trade Ideas

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Ohm Youngmisuk to talk Kevin Durant’s injury timeline, potential trades for the Nets, the significance of Draymond Green’s back injury, if Paul George can come back this season, the importance of the Clippers making a playoff push, if Detroit should trade Jerami Grant and where he may land.

Significance Of Injuries To Contenders, Jerami Grant Trade Ideas

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Ohm Youngmisuk to talk Kevin Durant’s injury timeline, potential trades for the Nets, the significance of Draymond Green’s back injury, if Paul George can come back this season, the importance of the Clippers making a playoff push, if Detroit should trade Jerami Grant and where he may land.

59:13

18 Jan 22

When Is It Time To Hit The Reset?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk if the Blazers should tank this season and shut down Dame, how the Lakers should manage Russell Westbrook and an interesting betting moment from the Warriors game.

When Is It Time To Hit The Reset?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk if the Blazers should tank this season and shut down Dame, how the Lakers should manage Russell Westbrook and an interesting betting moment from the Warriors game.

59:46

14 Jan 22

Klay Day In The Bay

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Nick Friedell and Marc J. Spears discuss the impact of Klay Thompson’s return to the Warriors, his performance in his first game back, the ceiling for Golden State, potential Ben Simmons trades and who needs to make a move.

Klay Day In The Bay

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Nick Friedell and Marc J. Spears discuss the impact of Klay Thompson’s return to the Warriors, his performance in his first game back, the ceiling for Golden State, potential Ben Simmons trades and who needs to make a move.

01:05:03

11 Jan 22

Early Look At The NBA Market

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss the moves that could be made at the trade deadline, an interesting quote from the Hawks front office, if the Blazers will move on from Dame or CJ and what teams will be buyers or sellers. 

Early Look At The NBA Market

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon discuss the moves that could be made at the trade deadline, an interesting quote from the Hawks front office, if the Blazers will move on from Dame or CJ and what teams will be buyers or sellers. 

58:14

7 Jan 22

DeRozan's Game-Winners, Bulls Potential, Kyrie Returning

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry and Jamal Collier to discuss DeMar DeRozan's historic game-winners on back-to-back nights, the Bulls potential this season, the significance of Kyrie returning, if the Nets can overtake the Bucks and potential trade targets for the Bulls to get into the NBA Finals conversation.

DeRozan's Game-Winners, Bulls Potential, Kyrie Returning

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry and Jamal Collier to discuss DeMar DeRozan's historic game-winners on back-to-back nights, the Bulls potential this season, the significance of Kyrie returning, if the Nets can overtake the Bucks and potential trade targets for the Bulls to get into the NBA Finals conversation.

50:42

4 Jan 22

Bad 3-Point Shooting, Best Guard Combos

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss a historically bad 3-point shooting performance from the Celtics, what moves Boston can make, Desmond Bane’s potential in Memphis and the best guard combinations in the NBA.

Bad 3-Point Shooting, Best Guard Combos

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss a historically bad 3-point shooting performance from the Celtics, what moves Boston can make, Desmond Bane’s potential in Memphis and the best guard combinations in the NBA.

42:48

31 Dec 21

Roster Flexibility Around the League, What Moves Can The Lakers Make?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks to discuss the challenge facing front offices around the league to fill out rosters with so many players in the COVID health and safety protocols and how that may impact moves around the trade deadline. Plus, what moves can the Lakers make?

Roster Flexibility Around the League, What Moves Can The Lakers Make?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks to discuss the challenge facing front offices around the league to fill out rosters with so many players in the COVID health and safety protocols and how that may impact moves around the trade deadline. Plus, what moves can the Lakers make?

48:44

28 Dec 21

Holiday Wishes For The NBA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to get into the holiday spirit by giving out their 3 biggest wishes for teams in the NBA and discuss some interesting comebacks around the league.

Holiday Wishes For The NBA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to get into the holiday spirit by giving out their 3 biggest wishes for teams in the NBA and discuss some interesting comebacks around the league.

52:41

24 Dec 21

DeRozan's Respect Level, Updated COVID Protocols

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Jorge Sedano to talk how DeMar DeRozan is viewed around the league, updates to the NBA G League Ignite, the latest COVID protocols around the NBA including who is required to wear masks.

DeRozan's Respect Level, Updated COVID Protocols

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Jorge Sedano to talk how DeMar DeRozan is viewed around the league, updates to the NBA G League Ignite, the latest COVID protocols around the NBA including who is required to wear masks.

49:37

21 Dec 21

State Of The Mavs, Trade Market Options

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk MacMahon’s article on the relationship between Luka Doncic and Rick Carlisle, Dallas’ desire for cultural change, the organizational decision makers in Utah and what teams may be involved in the trade market.

State Of The Mavs, Trade Market Options

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk MacMahon’s article on the relationship between Luka Doncic and Rick Carlisle, Dallas’ desire for cultural change, the organizational decision makers in Utah and what teams may be involved in the trade market.

01:00:44

17 Dec 21

Steph Set To Break A Record, Pacers' Future

Briand Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Kirk Goldsberry to discuss the historic record Steph Curry is set to break, LeBron leveling up his play, what direction the Pacers will move in going forward and positive COVID tests in the NBA.

Steph Set To Break A Record, Pacers' Future

Briand Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Kirk Goldsberry to discuss the historic record Steph Curry is set to break, LeBron leveling up his play, what direction the Pacers will move in going forward and positive COVID tests in the NBA.

55:12

14 Dec 21

Straw Poll Results, Season Conditioning

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to recap Bontemps’ straw poll, Steph Curry’s dominance to start the season, Luka’s comments on his conditioning and what to expect from the Nets.

Straw Poll Results, Season Conditioning

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to recap Bontemps’ straw poll, Steph Curry’s dominance to start the season, Luka’s comments on his conditioning and what to expect from the Nets.

47:55

10 Dec 21

The Future In Portland, Can Things Improve In New York?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk and Ramona Shelburne to break down what is going on in Portland, if Chauncey Billups is the right fit for the team, the current state of the Knicks, if things can improve in New York and if the Suns and Warriors are worried about the Lakers or the Nets.

The Future In Portland, Can Things Improve In New York?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk and Ramona Shelburne to break down what is going on in Portland, if Chauncey Billups is the right fit for the team, the current state of the Knicks, if things can improve in New York and if the Suns and Warriors are worried about the Lakers or the Nets.

01:04:53

7 Dec 21

Tampering Updates, Suns Make A Statement

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the significance of the Suns beating the Warriors, the NBA’s stance on tampering issues, a historical game from the Cavs, the impact of Bam’s injury on the Heat and another setback for Zion this season and the Rockets quality play of late.

Tampering Updates, Suns Make A Statement

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the significance of the Suns beating the Warriors, the NBA’s stance on tampering issues, a historical game from the Cavs, the impact of Bam’s injury on the Heat and another setback for Zion this season and the Rockets quality play of late.

01:05:02

3 Dec 21

Warriors And Suns Surge, NBA Fan Behavior

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Jamal Collier and Marc J. Spears to discuss the Warriors and Suns white hot play of late, the Bucks surging lately and what the line is for fans behavior at NBA games.

Warriors And Suns Surge, NBA Fan Behavior

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Jamal Collier and Marc J. Spears to discuss the Warriors and Suns white hot play of late, the Bucks surging lately and what the line is for fans behavior at NBA games.

31:45

30 Nov 21

Our First Annual Friendsgiving

Brian Windhorst is joined by a roundtable of ESPN NBA reporters for a special Thanksgiving episode with Dave McMenamin, Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon, Nick Friedell and Kevin Pelton. The crew talks LeBron’s suspension following an altercation in Detroit, if Draymond Green can be an All-Star this season, what the ceiling is for the Warriors, Klay’s progression as he returns from injury, a few teams surging in the West and a unique game delay in Sacramento. 

Our First Annual Friendsgiving

Brian Windhorst is joined by a roundtable of ESPN NBA reporters for a special Thanksgiving episode with Dave McMenamin, Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon, Nick Friedell and Kevin Pelton. The crew talks LeBron’s suspension following an altercation in Detroit, if Draymond Green can be an All-Star this season, what the ceiling is for the Warriors, Klay’s progression as he returns from injury, a few teams surging in the West and a unique game delay in Sacramento. 

01:23:17

24 Nov 21

Can The Celtics And Knicks Get Out Of Their Slumps?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Celtics’ struggles this season, if their ceiling is lower than we expected as a team, how good the Knicks can really be, if the Suns are still favorites to return to the Finals from the West and what teams have a legitimate shot to make it out of the East.

Can The Celtics And Knicks Get Out Of Their Slumps?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Celtics’ struggles this season, if their ceiling is lower than we expected as a team, how good the Knicks can really be, if the Suns are still favorites to return to the Finals from the West and what teams have a legitimate shot to make it out of the East.

51:05

19 Nov 21

Can The Warriors Keep This Up? Expectations In Brooklyn

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Nick Friedell and Cassidy Hubbarth to talk the incredible start to the season for the Warriors, what impact Klay can have when he returns, how Brooklyn plans to move forward with their roster and if Brooklyn can win a title as currently constructed.

Can The Warriors Keep This Up? Expectations In Brooklyn

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Nick Friedell and Cassidy Hubbarth to talk the incredible start to the season for the Warriors, what impact Klay can have when he returns, how Brooklyn plans to move forward with their roster and if Brooklyn can win a title as currently constructed.

59:15

16 Nov 21

Did The Lakers Make The Right Offseason Decisions?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Dave McMenamin to discuss a memorable trip to the White House for Bontemps, the Lakers’ start to the season, the success of players traded from Los Angeles and the Bulls surging with their new pieces blending well together.

Did The Lakers Make The Right Offseason Decisions?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Dave McMenamin to discuss a memorable trip to the White House for Bontemps, the Lakers’ start to the season, the success of players traded from Los Angeles and the Bulls surging with their new pieces blending well together.

50:24

12 Nov 21

Some Surprising Starts To The NBA Season

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz to discuss Dame Lillard’s struggles to open the season, the 76ers successful start to the year despite the drama surrounding the team, the Cavs surprising start to the season, the Wizards’ strong performances and the state of dress in the NBA.

Some Surprising Starts To The NBA Season

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz to discuss Dame Lillard’s struggles to open the season, the 76ers successful start to the year despite the drama surrounding the team, the Cavs surprising start to the season, the Wizards’ strong performances and the state of dress in the NBA.

55:41

9 Nov 21

Reaction To The Allegations In Phoenix

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps react to the allegations of racism and misogyny with the Phoenix Suns' majority owner Robert Sarver, how the team is reacting to it and how they will move forward. Then the group talks the state of the Celtics after a big win before discussing the Lakers' shocking loss to the Thunder.

Reaction To The Allegations In Phoenix

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps react to the allegations of racism and misogyny with the Phoenix Suns' majority owner Robert Sarver, how the team is reacting to it and how they will move forward. Then the group talks the state of the Celtics after a big win before discussing the Lakers' shocking loss to the Thunder.

39:25

5 Nov 21

Foul Changes, More Physical Play In The NBA

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc J. Spears discuss their thoughts on the new foul rules being enforced, scoring being down across the league, the Nets’ struggles on offense, a strong start to the season for the Warriors and some impressive showings from the rookies around the NBA.

Foul Changes, More Physical Play In The NBA

Brian Windhorst, Ohm Youngmisuk and Marc J. Spears discuss their thoughts on the new foul rules being enforced, scoring being down across the league, the Nets’ struggles on offense, a strong start to the season for the Warriors and some impressive showings from the rookies around the NBA.

52:38

2 Nov 21

Takeaway's From Week 1 Of The NBA Season

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk their early takeaways from the first week of the NBA season including James Harden’s early drop-off in scoring, the decline in free throw numbers, surprising early success from the Wizards, if they believe in the starts from the Hornets and Timberwolves and Tyler Herro’s start to the season.

Takeaway's From Week 1 Of The NBA Season

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps talk their early takeaways from the first week of the NBA season including James Harden’s early drop-off in scoring, the decline in free throw numbers, surprising early success from the Wizards, if they believe in the starts from the Hornets and Timberwolves and Tyler Herro’s start to the season.

52:07

29 Oct 21

Bulls Hot Start To The Season, Bucks Stay Motivated

Brian Windhorst welcomes a new member of the ESPN family Jamal Collier to discuss what to make of the Bulls’ great start to the season, free throws being down across the league, how the Bucks are staying motivated and what next level Giannis can reach.

Bulls Hot Start To The Season, Bucks Stay Motivated

Brian Windhorst welcomes a new member of the ESPN family Jamal Collier to discuss what to make of the Bulls’ great start to the season, free throws being down across the league, how the Bucks are staying motivated and what next level Giannis can reach.

43:05

26 Oct 21

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

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