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Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

English, Basketball, 1 season, 376 episodes, 1 day, 4 hours, 54 minutes
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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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NBA Finals Game 3 Preview & Lakers' Coaching Search

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals including an update on the injury to Kristaps Porzingis & how that will impact the Celtics' gameplan, the significance of Luka receiving pain relieving injections, Kyrie's apology to Luka & need to step up his game and why Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla had such an interesting press conference. Plus, the guys break down the wild ongoing coaching search in LA and where the Lakers may go forward after losing out on Dan Hurley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202454 minutes, 3 seconds
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Jrue Holiday Is Boston's MVP Right Now & Dallas Needs More From Kyrie

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the significance of Jrue Holiday's play for the Celtics so far in this series, how the team can adapt by not living and dying by the 3-point shot, why Dallas needs more from Kyrie, the turnover issue for the Mavs, how the Kristaps Porzingis injury could change the series, why this is an interesting series from Tatum and MacMahon's lesson in fine dining. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202448 minutes, 33 seconds
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2024 NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

On this special episode of The Lowe Post x Hoop Collective crossover, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst discuss the NBA Finals Game 2 reaction. They break down the Celtics' 105-98 victory over the Mavericks, highlighting how Boston managed to win despite having a lesser game. The hosts delve into Kyrie Irving's struggles and Dallas's costly turnovers, exploring potential options for the Mavericks moving forward. They also address the aftermath of "The Kick" incident and speculate on the adjustments we can expect in the upcoming games. Additionally, Zach and Brian share some travel advice and express their gratitude to the listeners.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202429 minutes, 45 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 2 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest Matt 'Stats' Willams to preview Game 2 of the NBA Finals including how Dallas needs more ball movement, why the Celtics' spacing is so hard to deal with, some key stats to watch and adjustments that need to be made. Plus, reaction to Jason Kidd attempting to stir the pot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202436 minutes, 32 seconds
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2024 NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

On this special episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective Crosspodcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst of the Hoop Collective discuss the Celtics' impressive 107-89 Game 1 victory over the Mavericks in the NBA Finals. They examine Porzingis's immediate impact off the bench, the Celtics' stifling defense, and their decision not to double Luka Dončić, leading to his lowest assist numbers in a 35-minute game. The sluggish performance of Kyrie Irving, who scored 12 points on 6-of-19 shooting, is also discussed. The hosts highlight the need for Mavericks' teammates to step up in Game 2, commend the discipline in the Celtics' game plan, and review Boston's even scoring night. Finally, they touch on Sam Hauser's shooting resurgence in Game 1.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202426 minutes, 5 seconds
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NBA Finals Game 1 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to preview the NBA Finals between the Mavs & Celtics. The guys talk Kristaps Porzingis facing off against his former team, how Boston will approach guarding Luka in this series, why the Celtics' defense is tough to handle, the pressure Tatum faces in this series and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202448 minutes, 53 seconds
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Lakers & Cavs Coaching Searches, Future Planning For Big Teams

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the Lakers’ coaching search, the future for the Cavs with Donovan Mitchell & the coaching situation, the Suns challenge for Mike Budenholzer going forward, some drama for the Timberwolves and a key injury update for the Celtics.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202455 minutes, 46 seconds
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Luka Sends Dallas To The NBA Finals

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Dallas advancing to the NBA Finals on the back of another masterclass from Luka & Kyrie, talk the context surrounding how great this postseason run has been, preview the matchup with Boston in the Finals and talk what the underdog role has been like for Luka so far.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202453 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ant-Man & KAT Help Wolves Survive Elimination

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Minnesota avoiding elimination against Dallas, KAT finally hitting some shots in this series, Anthony Edwards stepping up in a major way and if this Wolves have a chance to complete the impossible this series. Plus, Boston advances to the NBA Finals leading to the guys to discuss if the Celtics have been under too much scrutiny this postseason.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202449 minutes, 47 seconds
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Celtics Advance To The NBA Finals - LIVE Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth and Zach Lowe for immediate postgame thoughts as the Celtics sweep the Pacers to advance to the NBA Finals. The crew tackles who deserved Eastern Conference Finals MVP, what Boston’s chances look like in a potential matchup with the Mavs in the Finals and what the future holds for the Pacers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202438 minutes, 35 seconds
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Luka & Kyrie An Elite Duo, Boston & Dallas Go Up 3-0

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton to react to another huge performance from Luka & Kyrie to put the Mavs on the brink of a Finals appearance, Dallas putting all of the pieces together at the right time, the Celtics taking down the Pacers and what a potential Finals matchup would look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202459 minutes, 45 seconds
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Boston Dominates, Can Wolves Respond? Cavs Fire Bickerstaff

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Celtics dominating the Pacers, the concern surrounding Tyrese Haliburton’s injury, what the Mavs are doing so well, if the Wolves can respond, why Minnesota was so tired in Game 1 and what the future of the Cavs looks like after the team fired J. B. Bickerstaff.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202448 minutes, 47 seconds
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Boston Survives Game 1, Biggest Conference Finals Concerns

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to an eventful Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston coming out on top despite the Pacers seeming to have the game in hand and what this means for the rest of the series before talking expectations for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Plus, the Cojones Factor Player of Round 2 is revealed.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202455 minutes, 14 seconds
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Historic Game 7 Performances, Conference Finals Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Chris Herring and Tim MacMahon to react to a historic comeback for Minnesota in Denver, what this means for Anthony Edwards, how the Wolves matchup with the Mavs, Dallas advancing with clutch shot making, the Knicks injuries finally catching up with them and if the Pacers have a chance against Boston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wolves' Historic Performance, Round 2 Closeout Games, The Future Of The Cavs

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Anthony Edwards & the Wolves putting together a historic performance to force a Game 7 in Denver, break down who holds the upper hand in the Knicks-Pacers chess match for Game 6, what the future holds for the Cavs stars & coaching staff and what has been going right for Dallas against the Thunder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jokic & Brunson Historically Great Performances, Mavs-OKC Keys

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Jokic’s monster performance to lead Denver over the Wolves, Jalen Brunson & the Knicks winning the hustle battle to take Game 5, if New York can beat the Pacers on the road for the first time in this playoff run, why the Mavs need more from Kyrie & Luka against the Thunder and if the Celtics can close out the Cavs at home despite struggling there in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pivotal Swing Games For Nuggets, Knicks & OKC + NBA Draft Lottery Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Nuggets’ championship caliber response to going down 0-2 in the series to Minnesota, how much the Pacers’ speed and depth is a concern to the injury riddled Knicks, another wild NBA Draft Lottery with massive impact going forward, the importance for the Thunder to respond on the road to Dallas and if the Celtics can turn on cruise control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202455 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cavs & Mavs Level Series, Knicks MSG Magic

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and New York Times Bestselling Author Kirk Goldsberry to react to the Cavs getting a huge win over the Celtics, talk if this gives hope to Cleveland, the Mavs picking up a clutch road win over the Thunder and the Knicks continuing to find new ways to amaze at MSG. Plus, a preview of Kirk’s new book Hoop Atlas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202459 minutes, 19 seconds
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OKC & Boston Dominate, Minnesota & New York Make Strong Statements, Wemby’s Future

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Andrew Lopez to react to a thunderous start for OKC against the Mavs, the Celtics dominating the Cavs, Minnesota absolutely breaking down the Nuggets, the ‘Nova Knicks’ coming up clutch again for New York this time against the Pacers and Lopez’s conversation with Victor Wembanyama on his future and what is next for the Spurs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ant-Man Stands Tall, Cavs Survive, Round 2 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Anthony Edwards dominating the Nuggets in a huge Game 1 win, the Cavs surviving Orlando in an up and down Game 7, the keys for the ‘Nova Knicks’ connection in Round 2 versus the Pacers, the excitement surrounding the Mavs-Thunder Round 2 matchup and the Cojones Factor Player Of Round 1 is announced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 39 seconds
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Knicks-76ers Epic Conclusion, Pacers Down Bucks

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the huge win for the Knicks in the 1st Round over Philadelphia, where the 76ers go from here, the Pacers boat racing the Bucks, what Milwaukee can do now and the Mavs dominating win over the Clippers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202455 minutes, 49 seconds
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Maxey Saves 76ers’ Season, LeBron’s Future, Playoff Updates

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to a historic comeback performance from the 76ers led by Tyrese Maxey, where the series goes from here for New York & Philly, the Cavs getting their biggest playoff win in years, the Bucks rallying for a win without Dame or Giannis and where the Lakers & LeBron go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 29 seconds
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Suns Collapse, History For Jalen Brunson, Mavs Fall Short

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Suns being swept out of the playoffs by Minnesota, what this first sweep means to the Timberwolves, a historic day for Jalen Brunson and the Knicks in Philadelphia, New York fans taking over the 76ers' arena, the Mavs falling short of a record comeback and the Pacers taking care of business with Giannis and Dame sidelined.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Historic Embiid Performance, Nuggets Continue Domination Of Lakers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to a historic performance from Joel Embiid, the shocking news that he has been dealing with Bell’s Palsy, if his flagrant foul should have been upgraded, why the Nuggets domination is not surprising, where the Lakers go from here, the Magic bringing extra energy against the Cavs with new adjustments and what to expect for the rest of Mavs-Clippers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/20241 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Luka Clutch For Mavs, Suns Done? Knicks Make Own Luck

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Cassidy Hubbarth to talk Luka and the Mavs getting a big win with some clutch defense, why the Suns are in serious trouble with Minnesota, how the Pacers bounced back in a big way carried by an insane performance by Pascal Siakam, a chaotic night at MSG for the Knicks and the results of the following pool report.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202456 minutes, 18 seconds
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Early Statement For Bucks & Clippers, Excitement For Knicks & Thunder

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to all of the Game 1 action for Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs including the Thunder escaping a nervy finish in OKC, the Clippers’ complete dismantling of the Mavs, Dame Lillard’s 1st half masterclass, the Celtics dominating, the Nuggets shutting down the Lakers late, a coming out party for Ant Edwards and the Cavs looking good with Donovan Mitchell.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 21 seconds
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Full NBA Playoff Round 1 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to preview some of the most exciting matchups for Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs including how much parody there is in this round, if we will get to see another legendary battle between Kawhi & Luka, the impact of health on these series, if the 76ers can take down the Knicks, if the Bucks can stay afloat without Giannis and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Warriors’ Dynasty Over? Zion & Giannis Injury Updates

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Kings eliminating the Warriors, if this could be the end of a dynasty, if Klay will be back and where Golden State goes from here. Plus, the guys talk Zion’s unfortunate injury in the middle of a career game against the Lakers, if he will be ready to play against the Kings, if the Lakers can fair better against the Nuggets this year after getting swept last season, how much trouble the Bucks are in without Giannis for any amount of their series and preview the East Play-In games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202453 minutes, 47 seconds
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Final Day Of Regular Season Recap

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Ohm Youngmisuk to break down the final day of the regular season in the NBA that set up some wild playoff matchups. The guys talk the Cavs’ upsetting decision, if the Bucks can make a run, can the Heat run it back again, who needs to win early in the play-in, who holds the upper hand in Mavs-Clippers, the surprising final standings in the top of the Western Conference and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202458 minutes, 1 second
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2023-24 Large Sample-Size Theater

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton to discuss some of the league's most interesting statistical trends over the course of the season including the Magic building on a hot start, the Pacers record setting offense, historical context surrounding Boston’s greatness this season, the danger Luka’s Mavs can be in the playoffs, how to handle all-defensive team voting and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202456 minutes, 8 seconds
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Giannis Injury & Major Playoff Positioning

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the unique Giannis injury, a big Bucks win over Boston, the Suns' embarrassing 1st half dismantling at the hands of the Clippers, the Warriors stepping up against a shorthanded Lakers squad, Ant going for 50 to keep Minnesota’s bid for the 1 seed alive, a big win for the Heat, the Thunder getting healthy, another Kings collapse, extra crazy Wemby stats and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202449 minutes, 39 seconds
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Playoff Run Or Play-In Bust For Lakers & Warriors

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon, Dave McMenamin and Kendra Andrews to break down the state of the Lakers & Warriors, including the best possible matchups for both teams to make playoff runs, what dangers they may face in the play-in and what important decisions loom this summer for both teams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202454 minutes, 13 seconds
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Alarm Bells For Bucks? Randle Injury Update

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the recent struggles of the Bucks, how concerning their losses are, how far the Knicks can go without Julius Randle and the how concerning Kawhi’s injury is for the Clippers. Plus, some interesting thoughts on the solar eclipse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202455 minutes, 8 seconds
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Final MVP Straw Poll 2024 & Embiid Returns

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Embiid’s return in Philly and what the 76ers are capable of in the playoffs before breaking down the final Bontemps MVP Straw Poll of the season including some surprising vote placement. Plus, the Cojones Factor Player of the Month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202450 minutes, 27 seconds
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Health Issues For Knicks, Wemby’s Historic Numbers & OKC Looking Mature

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Jorge Sedano to talk health issues for the Knicks, Jalen Brunson’s impressive level of play, the Thunder’s surprising maturity considering the youth on the team, how quickly Victor Wembanyama is progressing, more key injuries to the Heat and Kings and the current playoff picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202453 minutes, 39 seconds
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Embiid Return Update, Future For PG & Donovan Mitchell, T-Wolves Ownership

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the latest updates on the impending return of Joel Embiid including how quickly he can return to form, Paul George’s future with the Clippers, Dan Gilbert’s interesting comments on Donovan Mitchell’s future in Cleveland, the state of the Minnesota Timberwolves ownership and the Rockets stay hot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dallas Surges, Clippers Struggle & Disaster For Suns?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Dallas surging up the standings, how big a threat the Mavs could be in the playoffs, the Clippers’ struggles after an elite midseason stretch, the Suns suffering the worst loss of the NBA season, the Thunder passing a 'test game' but needing more help against teams with size and the Pelicans improvement with Zion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202458 minutes, 54 seconds
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Sabonis’ Double-Double Streak, Celtics Historically Great Opportunity

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and 1st time guest Ryan Ruocco to talk Ryan’s experiences as a broadcaster, covering Caitlin Clark, a key upcoming series between the Kings & Mavs, Sabonis’ impressive double-double streak not getting enough love and how historically great the Celtics have been. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202458 minutes, 17 seconds
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Injuries To Ingram & Mitchell, End Of G League Ignite

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk some injuries around the league including to stars like Brandon Ingram, Donovan Mitchell and OG. Plus, the impressive play of the Magic and the end of G League Ignite before a trip down St. Vincent-St. Mary memory lane. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202459 minutes, 34 seconds
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Must See ‘Ant-Man’ & Celtics’ Closing Time

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk an interesting ending to Wolves-Nuggets, how Anthony Edwards is must watch, some updated draws for Team USA for the Olympics, the significance of the Bucks-Celtics matchup and what the Rockets’ surprising win streak means. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202447 minutes, 58 seconds
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Building Around Wemby, Knicks & Pels Look Strong

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Andrew Lopez to talk the challenges building around Victor Wembanyama with how good he is so early on, how Zion & the Pelicans are flying under the radar playing very well, the Knicks' insane record with OG and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Play-In Seeding Battles For Teams Like Warriors & Lakers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk some teams battling for seeding in the NBA Play-In Tournament in both the East and West including the Warriors, Lakers, 76ers and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202448 minutes, 20 seconds
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Impact Of New All-NBA Rules & Battle At Top Of West

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk how the new minimum game rule & eliminating of positions for All-NBA will impact the league, a difficult stretch for the Rockets, who can hang on to the top of the Western Conference and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202451 minutes, 22 seconds
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Zion’s Pels On Fire, Mess In The Eastern Conference

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Kevin Pelton to talk the hottest team in the NBA, if Zion deserves more attention for his play, the impact injuries in Minnesota could have on the trajectory of the season, the likelihood the Warriors remain in the play-in territory and the mess developing in the Eastern Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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Nuggets Edge Out Celtics, Edwards' Defining Block & Curry Faces Injury Scare

On this episode of the Hoop Collective, Brian Windhorst, Tim Bontemps, and Tim MacMahon dive into key NBA highlights. They discuss the Nuggets' win over the Celtics, Jayson Tatum's impact on the Celtics' playoff chances, the team's defense strategy against Nikola Jokic, and how the Nuggets' bench outperformed the Celtics'. The episode also covers Anthony Edwards' critical block against the Pacers, Karl-Anthony Towns' meniscus surgery, the Bulls' surprising season turnaround, and Steph Curry's ankle injury against the Bulls.  0:00 Welcome to the Hoop Collective 01:22 The Nuggets beat the Celtics in a thrilling match 11:50 Celtics' Playoff Hopes: The Critical Role of Jayson Tatum 17:58 Breaking Down Celtics' Defense Against Nikola Jokic 27:13 How the Nuggets' Reserves Outshone the Celtics' 38:52 Anthony Edwards Game-Saving Block Against Pacers 46:08 Karl-Anthony Towns to Undergo Surgery for Torn Meniscus 53:06 The Bulls' Unexpected Turnaround 55:02 Steph Curry Suffers Right Ankle Injury Against Bulls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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Important Stretch For Top Of East, Concerns For Kings/Thunder?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk an upcoming stretch of challenging games for the top teams in the Eastern Conference including the Cavs, Celtics and Bucks. Plus, can Milwaukee beat Boston in a best of 7 series, should the Thunder be concerned about their lack of size against the Lakers and why the Kings have been a roller coaster at times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202455 minutes, 21 seconds
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Celtics-Nuggets Title Favorites? LeBron Reaches 40,000

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Ohm Youngmisuk to talk how the Nuggets & Celtics look to be the clear favorites for the NBA Finals, historic context for Boston’s blowout win, a big win for the Clippers, LeBron joining the 40,000 point club and what current players could reach 30,000. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202455 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wemby VS. Chet, Embiid Return?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to a wild installment in the growing Wemby vs. Chet rivalry, what that could mean for the Thunder/Spurs, the Warriors continuing to turn things around, the Knicks needing to get healthy, Embiid’s potential return this season and the Cojones Factor Player of the Month is awarded for February. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202448 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mavs-Cavs Thriller, Future Of Scoring In NBA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to a wild ending to the Mavs-Cavs game, a potentially difficult lineup decision in Cleveland, why Dallas continues to look more dangerous, some difficult rulings from officials of late and what the future of scoring looks like in the NBA including if the league may make some changes to help defenses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Stacked West, KD & Wemby Interesting Quotes

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears and ESPN's Tim MacMahon to talk the Nuggets locking in after the All-Star break, the log jam of teams in the Western Conference, the Suns’ difficult schedule down the stretch, KD’s interesting postgame interview, Wemby’s curious comments and Trae Young’s future in Atlanta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Thunderous Statement & Importance Of Conference Seeding

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the Thunder’s huge win over the Clippers, a potentially big decision for OKC, the Mavericks’ continued impressive play since the trade deadline, Luka’s case for MVP, the Knicks getting back on track, New York’s injury timelines and how difficult playoff scenarios could be in both conferences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202456 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fixing The All-Star Game & Final Stretch Headlines

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk how the NBA All-Star Game can be changed going forward, Brooklyn making a coaching change, the significance of Mike Conley signing an extension with the Timberwolves before breaking down the things to watch out for during the final stretch of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202455 minutes, 22 seconds
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Hottest Teams Coming Out Of All-Star Break

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Jorge Sedano to talk the highlights of All-Star weekend, if the Warriors can stay hot after the All-Star break, if the Heat can still pose a similar threat in the playoffs this year and if the Lakers’ success before the break is sustainable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/202454 minutes, 14 seconds
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Nuggets' Sluggish Play, Celtics Ready For Finals Run?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Kevin Pelton to talk if the Nuggets' sluggish play of late is a concern, a wild game in Phoenix, if Tatum can elevate to MVP status, if Boston is prepared for a deep postseason run and how dangerous the Pelicans can be down the stretch of the season at full strength. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202453 minutes, 21 seconds
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2nd MVP Straw Poll & R.O.Y. Race

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the 2nd Bontemps MVP Straw Poll of the season including a newcomer to the top 2 and who the true contenders are. Plus, what to expect in the Rookie of the Year battle between Chet & Wemby, Minnesota and Milwaukee’s improved play and a fascinating story on a Kyle Kuzma trade that didn’t happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202452 minutes, 58 seconds
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Clutch Curry, Contender Cavs? Mavs Found Something?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to react to Steph Curry’s latest clutch shot this season, why the Warriors may have found a new winning lineup, the Cavs’ incredible stretch of games, what the future holds for different Cleveland lineups, what the ceiling is for the Cavs, what Patrick Beverley brings to the Bucks and if Dallas has found something following their moves at the deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202452 minutes
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2024 NBA Trade Deadline Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the 2024 NBA trade deadline including how much better the Knicks got, why the Mavs took a big risk, how the Hornets showed it is time to rebuild, why it was a huge mistake for Chicago to keep their stars, if it was smart for the Lakers to maintain the current roster and why some deals fell through today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202459 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kyrie's Return, Klay’s Future & Teams To Watch At Deadline

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Kyrie’s return to Brooklyn, what the Mavs need to improve the team, the Warriors going away from Klay in crunch time & what that means for Golden State's future, the battle for seeding at the top of the Western Conference and teams we are watching to be the players at the trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20241 hour, 31 seconds
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Interesting Signs From LeBron At MSG, Clippers Are Contenders

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Ohm Youngmisuk to talk an interesting week of comments & subtle signs from LeBron James culminating in a huge game at MSG, if LeBron has a future outside of the Lakers, Zach LaVine’s injury & how that impacts the future planning for the Bulls, the impressive play of the Clippers who look like legitimate contenders and a lesson about shipping shoes in the NBA for vets like PJ Tucker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202455 minutes, 18 seconds
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Injured Knicks Continue To Impress, All-Star Reserves

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk how Jalen Brunson continues to put forward great play for the Knicks even while the team is injured before talking all of the All-Star reserves across the league. Plus, could the Lakers make a big move at the deadline and the Cojones Factor Player of the Month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Surging Knicks, Cavs & Timberwolves Strong Defenses

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk New York winning despite injuries, put in context the success of Brunson & the team right now, break down potential trade options for the Knicks, talk Cleveland’s recent success, how the Cavs can add back some star power soon and the Timberwolves elite defensive play. Plus, SGA’s chances for MVP, the Lakers’ struggles and Embiid’s injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Rivalry Between Steph & LeBron, No Embiid In Denver Again

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Jorge Sedano to talk Luka’s insane scoring, a classic battle between Steph & LeBron, the significance of that rivalry and if the Warriors need to make a move now before reacting to Joel Embiid sitting out against Jokic & the Nuggets in Denver. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202446 minutes, 2 seconds
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Drama In Dallas, Doc’s Challenge With Milwaukee

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk another heated installment of the Suns-Mavericks rivalry, Phoenix’s impressive play of late, the Bucks hiring Doc Rivers to replace Adrian Griffin, if Milwaukee’s defensive issues are solvable, an odd 62 point game from Karl-Anthony Towns for Minnesota and how the Wizards should handle the trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bucks’ Coaching Change & Future Draft Prospects

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Jamal Collier to break down Milwaukee firing Adrian Griffin including what led to this decision before talking the potential of Doc Rivers to fill the role. Then, ESPN’s Jeremy Woo joins to talk about what talent still exists even in a ‘down’ draft year, the potential of Bronny James and a very promising 2025 class headlined by Cooper Flagg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202452 minutes, 46 seconds
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2024 NBA All-Star Voting Selections

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to break down their selections for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game including who may be left out and some difficult decisions for potential starters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Siakam Trade Reaction & Veterans Turning It Around

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Pascal Siakam’s trade to Indiana, what this means for the Eastern Conference, the Suns & Lakers turning things around of late and reaction to Embiid & Jokic’s big battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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Key Trade Deadline Deals To Watch

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks to break down some of the most interesting trade scenarios around the league including some surprising buyers, teams looking to get under the tax and who we should be paying the most attention to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202453 minutes, 26 seconds
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Moves In The Midwest & Potential Deadline Deals

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk a trade in Detroit that may be a sign of things to come, a player who may finally have a path to a better role, a ceremony gone wrong in Chicago, who may be the major players at the trade deadline and what players may be targets including Dejounte Murray. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 51 seconds
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Kawhi Extension, Time For Major Moves For Warriors?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Kawhi’s extension, how that will impact who else the Clippers can retain, the Heat giving Erik Spoelstra a contract extension, Utah’s impressive run and if it is time for major moves for the Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Draymond Back With Warriors, Cavs Unique Position

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears and ESPN's Kevin Pelton to talk Draymond Green’s comments to the media on his return to the Warriors, what moves Golden State may need to make and the future of the team before breaking down the surprising play of the Cavs despite injuries and the impact of Ja Morant’s injury to the future in Memphis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202448 minutes, 25 seconds
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Knicks & Raptors Both Winners, Veteran Superstar Struggles

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the successful post trade results from the Knicks & Raptors including what other moves may be on the horizon for both teams before talking the struggles of some veteran superstar teams in the Western Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202448 minutes, 54 seconds
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Level Of Concern For Lakers, OKC Statement

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the struggles of the Lakers, what potential trade targets may be on the table for LA, the NBA’s reaction to the Nets resting players and talk the Thunder continuing to impress with the best young core in the league before dishing out Cojones Factor Player of the Month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202453 minutes, 48 seconds
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Baller d'Or & New Year's Wishes

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to give out their Baller d'Or as the calendar year award for the best basketball player before talking what they are looking out for in the New Year for the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/202444 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Electric Thunder & Disaster In Detroit

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the Pistons’ difficult losing streak, how they tried to shift to win now mode, an embarrassing moment in Brooklyn for the Nets, the Thunders’ incredibly impressive season, if OKC should trade for a another major piece this season and how the ownership situation in Minnesota could impact the team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/202351 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Very Hoop Collective Christmas

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the state of each team playing on Christmas Day including some potential championship difference makers, some teams turning the corner and what team should be the most concerned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/25/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 7 seconds
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1st Bontemps MVP Straw Poll Of 2023-24 Season

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the results of the 1st Bontemps MVP Straw Poll of the season including the group that has separated themselves and some players who were surprisingly left off. Plus, the guys talk the Suns’ struggles and Memphis getting Ja back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20231 hour
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Clippers Figuring It Out, Bulls Surprise, Knicks Impress

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Chris Herring and Ohm Youngmisuk to talk Bronny’s start to his college career, the Clippers starting to get rolling, the Bulls impressive play without Zach LaVine, Coby White’s development and the Knicks fighting through injuries for a few impressive road victories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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Cavs Injuries, Embiid Amazes, Who Are The Contenders?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk injuries impacting the Cavs, if Donovan Mitchell trade talks will heat up, Ja Morant’s press conference prior to his return, Joel Embiid’s insane month and who the real contenders are in the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Draymond Suspended, Giannis & Pacers Incident

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Draymond’s suspension, what the future holds for the Warriors & Green, Luka continuing to score at will, the Wolves staying hot, the strange interaction between Giannis & the Pacers and what to expect as Ja’s return gets closer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202351 minutes
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Impact Of Long Losing Streaks, Zion Responds

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears and ESPN's Bobby Marks to talk what the future holds for a few teams on massive losing streaks, Zion bouncing back in a major way and dealing with losing in a locker room. Plus, some wild stories including Jorge Posada’s cousin and Kim Kardashian’s wedding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lakers Win IST, Stars Hitting A Rough Patch

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to recap the Lakers winning the In-Season Tournament over the Pacers, LeBron’s defiance of age, the Pacers’ impressive run and their general thoughts on the tournament. Plus, the guys talk Jokic’s recent struggles, Kyrie’s injury and what shakeups we can expect in the Western Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202351 minutes, 44 seconds
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Inaugural Live Show From Vegas, Haliburton’s Rising Star

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon for the first Hoop Collective Live Show in Vegas to recap the In-Season Tournament, talk the experience of the event and the star of the tournament Tyrese Haliburton. Plus, a few special guests join the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 40 seconds
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2024 NBA Draft Rankings

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Jonathan Givony to break down his latest 2024 NBA Draft Rankings including some substantial risers and what the overall assessment of the class is. Plus, a future change potentially coming to the draft the best prospect in the class of 2025. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202332 minutes, 51 seconds
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Quarter Of The Season Awards & In-Season Tournament Knockout Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to preview the In-Season Tournament quarterfinal knockout round matchups before talking through our quarter of the season awards including Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Is Jokic Better Than Last Year? Zion Gets Going

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the significance of Mark Cuban selling his majority stake in the Mavs, why Nikola Jokić may be better than he was last season and we discuss if Zion is finding his footing. Plus, the Cojones Factor Player of the Month is awarded for November.   Live Show Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/windyhoopvegas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202346 minutes, 25 seconds
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2023 Small Sample-Size Theater & In-Season Tournament Standings

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton to talk the final night of group play in the In-Season Tournament including some surprising finishes. Plus, the guys discuss some of the league's statistical anomalies and whether they'll hold up including some shocking starts to the season and some concerningly sluggish ones.   Live Show Ticket Link: https://bit.ly/windyhoopvegas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202356 minutes, 50 seconds
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Streaking Suns & Magic, In-Season Tournament Standings Updates

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the streaking Suns, why the Knicks are still a piece away from true contention, how the Bucks are in some ways what we expected & where they need to upgrade and the timeline for the white-hot Magic & what that could mean for this team. Plus, the guys preview the path to the NBA In-Season Tournament quarterfinals for a variety of teams in contention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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Our 3rd Annual Friendsgiving

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon for our special Thanksgiving episode as the crew welcomes The New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner to talk the Rockets’ surprising start, ESPN’s Andrew Lopez to break down state of the Spurs & Pelicans, ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk to let us know if the Clippers are starting to figure things out, ESPN’s Kevin Pelton to assess where the 2021 NBA Draft Class stands today, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin to discuss the Lakers finding their footing, ESPN’s Jamal Collier to discuss if it is time for the Bulls to start fresh, ESPN’s Kendra Andrews & Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to let us know where the Warriors need to improve and more! Plus, a surprise guest to trick some of the group. For tickets to our live show please use the link below: https://bit.ly/windyhoopvegas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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Early Best Rookie Performances, Warriors Struggle

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to assess the start to the season for some of the highest profile rookies in the NBA including a huge game from Chet, if Wemby’s inconsistency is an issue and a surprise rookie who is not getting enough spotlight. Plus, the guys break down some struggles for west coast teams like the Warriors.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202348 minutes, 34 seconds
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Draymond Suspension & Players Who Deserve More Spotlight

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Draymond’s suspension and the Celtics’ depth shining over the 76ers before spotlighting some players off to good starts who deserve more recognition including Bam Adebayo’s strong play for Miami, Tyrese Haliburton’s otherworldly offensive production, De'Aaron Fox shooting more 3’s and Donovan Mitchell’s strong play.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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Bulls Trade Targets? Bucks Identity Issue, Rookie Ranks

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Jamal Collier and Bobby Marks to talk the Bulls’ struggles, if Chicago will a trade target for teams, a chaotic ejection between Minnesota & Golden State, the Bucks identity crisis and how they can address their offensive issues. Plus, we break down the rookie ranks to start the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20231 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Maxey Amazes For 76ers, Clippers Struggle Since Harden Trade

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Tyrese Maxey’s incredible start to the season for the 76ers, the disastrous start to the Harden era with the Clippers, the Suns’ major 4th quarter struggles, who on the Warriors needs to step up and why Minnesota has been so strong.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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76ers Start Strong, T-Wolves Early Statement, Rockets Surprise

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the 76ers’ strong start after the Harden trade including a big win over Boston, the endless potential growing in Minnesota with Anthony Edwards, the Nuggets’ ability to find roster depth in the draft and the Rockets surprisingly competitive beginning to the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202359 minutes, 46 seconds
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Lakers Struggle, All-Star Game Future, Harden Trade Background

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to talk Spears’ story on Adam Silver’s comments on the future of the NBA All-Star game, some interesting background to the James Harden trade, what is going wrong for the Lakers to start the season and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202356 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mavs' Hot Start, Issues For Suns & Warriors, Wemby’s Huge Game

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk if the Mavs’ 5-1 start to the season is sustainable, why the Suns have a problem at center, if injuries will continue to be an issue in Phoenix, small ball lineups hurting the Warriors, how impressive Wembanyama’s monster game was and what to expect in James Harden’s debut with the Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 45 seconds
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Early Season Disappointments & In-Season Tournament Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to break down some of the most disappointing teams to start the season including a disastrous start in Memphis, the Bucks not gelling as quickly as expected, Chicago not knowing they should rebuild, the Heat not emphasizing the regular season and offensive struggles for the Knicks. Plus, the guys talk their expectations for the In-Season Tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 3 seconds
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Grading The James Harden Trade

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Kevin Pelton to break down every aspect of the James Harden trade from the 76ers to the Clippers including next steps, what stars Philadelphia may target, how Harden fits in LA, what the rotations may look like, what these means for both teams this season and OKC’s potentially valuable gamble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202346 minutes, 19 seconds
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Conclusion Coming To Harden Saga? Chet VS. Wemby R.O.Y.

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to break down what to expect between James Harden and the 76ers, early struggles in Portland, a strong start from Chet Holmgren, Victor Wembanyama’s unique start, the Nuggets impressing and the anniversary of LeBron’s NBA debut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202354 minutes, 23 seconds
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New Contract For Giannis & Beal’s Miami Backstory

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Marc J. Spears and Bobby Marks to react to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s new contract with the Bucks, talk if he will still stay long-term, break down Bradley Beal’s interesting path to getting traded to the Suns before looking at our NBA future power rankings. 3:15 Giannis Signs Extension 20:35 New Info On Bradley Beal’s Trade 42:40 NBA Future Power Rankings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202357 minutes, 44 seconds
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Win Total Expectations For Regular Season

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to draft their favorite win total teams for 2023. The guys run through every team as they draft the teams they think will win the most regular season games this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rich Paul: Unpacking 'Lucky Me' and His Journey to Defying the Odds

On the Hoop Collective with Brian Windhorst, chats with Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul about his memoir 'Lucky Me,' his streetwear fashion roots, major career moves, and the challenges of a sports agency. Get the scoop on Rich's vision for the future and how he handles the tricky world of client relationships and trade requests. 1:12 Why Rich Paul Penned His Memoir 6:20 Rich Paul's Streetwear Fashion Roots 15:00 LeBron's Air Force Ones at Adidas Camp 17:09 Rich Paul's Shift to Sports Agent 21:00 Life-Changing Gambling Story with Friend Cactus 26:00 Breaking Into the Sports Industry as an Agent 35:03 Childhood's Role in Rich Paul's Approach 41:40 Rich Paul's 5-Year Vision 46:03 Managing Clashes Between Clients 49:10 Handling Players' Trade Requests 54:14 The Meaning Behind 'Lucky Me' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/20231 hour, 10 seconds
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Fresh Looks At Bucks Duo, Finding Positions For Wembenyama

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez and Ohm Youngmisuk to talk Victor Wembanyama’s highlight filled start to his NBA career, how Denver is looking to start the season and how the pairing of Dame and Giannis looks going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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NBA Takes Stand On Load Management & Preseason Standouts

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk how some things were bigger than basketball in Brooklyn last night before diving into Ben Simmons & Zion Williamson’s journey back to being healthy playmakers in the lineup including which one could make a major impact this season. Then, the guys talk the NBA making a stand on load management more aggressively than in the past and Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren’s early battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 32 seconds
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Preseason Begins, Tough Lineup Decisions In Boston/Golden State

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the start of the preseason, early reps for new look offenses like the Suns, some difficult lineup decisions in Boston & Golden State, the impact of some key injuries around the league including Marcus Smart & Jarrett Allen and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202356 minutes, 13 seconds
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Harden Situation Latest & Embiid To Join Team USA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk the latest on James Harden’s trade request and him reporting to camp before talking Joel Embiid committing to Team USA basketball for the Olympics. Plus, the present state of the Dallas Mavericks and the back & forth between the Lakers & Nuggets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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FULL NBA Media Day Reaction 2023

Brian Windhorst is joined by our ESPN NBA Reporters at a variety of locations from Media Day’s across the league to break down ALL of the biggest storylines of the day. (0:00) ESPN’s Tim Bontemps talks 76ers & Celtics (35:10) ESPN’s Andrew Lopez from San Antonio (49:55) ESPN’s Jamal Collier on the Bucks (1:03:55) ESPN’s Baxter Holmes inaugural Hoop Collective appearance from Clippers’ Media Day (1:17:00) ESPN’s Tim MacMahon from Memphis (1:28:45) ESPN’s Malika Andrews updates on Suns’ Media Day (1:47:12) ESPN’s Dave McMenamin updates on the Lakers including a sit down with LeBron (2:05:07) ESPN’s Kendra Andrews talks Warriors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20232 hours, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jrue Holiday Trade Reaction, State Of The 76ers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to get their reactions to Jrue Holiday getting traded to the Celtics including if this makes Boston favorites in the East, why this was bad for the Bucks and more. Then, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne joins the show to talk the impact of ownership changes in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 3 seconds
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Emergency Pod: Damian Lillard Trade Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to get their immediate reactions to Damian Lillard getting traded to the Bucks in a 3 team deal with Portland & Phoenix including the winners & losers of the deal, if the Blazers will be trading Jrue Holiday again soon, if this deal will produce a title and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20231 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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Breakout & Bust Teams For 2023

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss their breakout and bust teams for the 2023-2024 NBA season. The guys tackle who will be this year’s Sacramento Kings and who will be this year’s Mavs. Intro – Breakout & Bust Teams 4:25 Breakout - Pacers 12:25 Breakout - Thunder 27:05 Breakout – T-Wolves 49:51 Bust - Memphis 1:03:10 Bust - Kings 1:09:55 Bust - Nets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 29 seconds
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2023 NBA Rookie Expectations

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton and King McClure to break down what we can expect from some of the top rookies in the NBA this season including the generational talent that is Victor Wembanyama, Scoot Henderson’s start in Portland, some players outside the lottery with huge potential and more! Intro –  2:25 Pick #1: Victor Wembanyama 13:45 Pick #2: Brandon Miller 20:15 Pick #3: Scoot Henderson 27:15 Pick #4/5: Amen & Ausar Thompson 34:35 Other Rookies To Watch: Keyonte George & Cam Whitmore   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202354 minutes, 53 seconds
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Biggest Questions Going Into Media Days

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to run through their biggest questions heading into NBA Media Days including the impact of Giannis’ comments, the latest on Dame and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/20231 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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Potential Impact Of The Player Participation Policy

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks and Ohm Youngmisuk to break down what you need to know about the NBA’s ‘Players Participation Policy’ including what teams it might impact the most this season before talking the Clippers’ extension talks with their stars. Then, we discuss the reports that the Rockets are looking to trade Kevin Porter Jr. following his arrest on felony assault and strangulation charges in Manhattan on Monday. Plus, reaction to Ohm’s interview with Draymond Green. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202358 minutes, 13 seconds
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USA Fails To Medal, SGA/Brooks Wow For Canada - World Cup Recap

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to recap the end of the 2023 FIBA World Cup including an incredibly disappointing ending for Team USA and defensive struggles for the team before talking Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s impressive tournament for Canada and Dillon Brooks’ victory lap. Plus, Germany uses a proven model to win the World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202355 minutes, 36 seconds
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Harden Outlook, SGA Outplays Luka, Team USA Matchups, Wood Signing

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss the latest reporting on James Harden including Harden's response, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander outplaying Luka Doncic in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, how Luka needs to improve, Team USA’s matchups as they look to reclaim the title and the Lakers' signing Christian Wood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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Significance Of Team USA Losing + The Best Story Of The World Cup

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss Team USA’s first loss of the World Cup, what Lithuania did well and what the bracket looks like for Team USA going forward. Plus, how formidable Canada can be, what Luka can do for Slovenia, other contenders and the best story of the World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/20231 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Team USA Continues To Impress & Interesting Ben Simmons Interview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss Team USA’s continued success at the World Cup including looking ahead at how their tournament shakes out and some intelligent adjustments the team is making. Plus, some fascinating matchups ahead for Luka and others in the World Cup. Then, the guys talk Ben Simmons’ interesting interview with Andscape's Marc J. Spears before talking the referee retirement situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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World Cup Update & Giannis’ Uncertain Future With Bucks

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to update us on everything going on around the World Cup including some major upsets, Canada potentially breaking out, the USA starting slow and what teams are separating themselves. Then, the guys break down Giannis’ fascinating comments in the New York Times including what it may mean for his future with the Bucks and the interesting timing of it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 43 seconds
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FIBA World Cup Preview & Harden Update

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the latest from James Harden including what is best for him and the strategy going forward for all parties involved. Then, we preview everything you need to know about the 2023 FIBA World Cup including who could challenge Team USA, what the toughest groups are, if this is Canada's chance, the excitement in the Philippines and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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Anthony Edwards Shines For Team USA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Team USA’s comeback win in their final exhibition prior to the World Cup including a massive performance by Anthony Edwards before talking a historic win for the Bahamas with strong performances from Deandre Ayton, Eric Gordon and Buddy Hield. Plus, what key friendships are forming among Team USA and why we will see many stars playing in the Paris Olympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202357 minutes, 28 seconds
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NBA Schedule Release, Harden & Team USA Updates

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the NBA schedule release including the most interesting matchups and trends before talking the latest from Team USA and the James Harden situation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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Harden To Stay In Philly? Team USA Impresses

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the latest reports on the James Harden situation in Philadelphia including how Daryl Morey will manage Harden for the season, if Harden would show up to play, where the leverage stands and what this could mean for the 76ers. Then, the guys talk Team USA’s successful exhibition tour in Spain and preview their potential matchups in the World Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202348 minutes, 44 seconds
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Negotiation Strategy In The NBA

Brian Windhorst is joined by Sports Agent Mark Termini to discuss his new book Words To Negotiate By, the strategy behind negotiating NBA deals, not being afraid to set a precedent, navigating holdouts with your client, earning bigger deals and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cade Cunningham Impresses, AD Extends, State Of USA Basketball

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk Cade Cunningham’s impressive performances with the USA select team, Jalen Brunson taking a leadership role with Team USA’s World Cup squad, the future roster construction for USA Basketball heading into next year’s 2024 Paris Olympics, the significance of Anthony Davis’ contract extension with the Lakers and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202351 minutes, 55 seconds
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Team USA Camp & Potential New Star?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the start of Team USA camp, reminisce about previous Team USA camps, talk how this could be a springboard to stardom for one player, get some contract extension reaction and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202357 minutes, 20 seconds
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Most Interesting Extension Eligible Players

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to discuss the most interesting players who will be extension eligible in the near future including a Lakers’ star, an Eastern Conference star on a title contender, some teams with no direction and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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Early Contender & Pretender Tiers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to break down both the Eastern and Western Conferences into tiers based on who will contend, who will be draft lottery bound and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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Biggest Offseason Winners & Losers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to break down the biggest winners and losers of the NBA offseason so far including a team that needs to keep their star happy, why the Raptors continue to confuse, teams taking some big risks and more! Intro – Summer League Talk 3:30 Biggest Offseason Losers - Celtics 15:15 Steph Curry’s hole-in-one 17:00 Raptors – Offseason Losers confusing plan 23:50 76ers – Offseason Losers Harden situation 39:00 Biggest Offseason Losers – Bucks retain talent 42:00 Spurs – Offseason Winners Getting Wemby 46:00 Offseason Winners Honorable Mention 50:00 Suns – Offseason Winners tremendous talent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202355 minutes, 29 seconds
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LeBron Returns, Can Phoenix’s Aggressive Approach Work?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to talk LeBron coming back for another season, what the Lakers could be this season, Mat Ishbia’s plan for the future of the Suns, if Phoenix can manage to stay healthy and the biggest takeaways from Adam Silver’s press conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
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Zion’s Future With Pelicans, Wembanyama’s Poise

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez to react to Victor Wembanyama’s start to his NBA career including one of his most unique qualities as a rookie. Plus, what has this summer meant for the future for Zion in New Orleans and if he could have a major bounce-back season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wembanyama’s Summer League Debut & Interesting Contract Details

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon from NBA Summer League in Vegas to react to Victor Wembanyama’s debut games and other Summer League standouts including Jabari Smith Jr. before talking some of the more fascinating contracts, now that deal details are official. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Grant Trade, Summer League Starts & OKC Excites

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Grant Williams being traded to Dallas, how he fits with Luka and the plan for the Celtics going forward. Then, the guys talk NBA Summer League including the excitement in OKC and Wembanyama’s upcoming debut before previewing the new NBA In-Season Tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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Damian Lillard Trade Possibilities, Suns Building

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the news that Dame Lillard has requested a trade from Portland, how he fits on different teams and who he could turn into a title contender. Plus, the guys talk how the Suns have filled out their roster with minimum contracts and if Denver needs to be doing more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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Day 1 Free Agency Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the first day of NBA free agency including a huge contract for Fred VanVleet, why he is a perfect fit for Houston, the significance of Kyrie returning to Dallas for the Mavs, how much better the Lakers got, some puzzling moves around the league and more! Plus, what player yet to be signed may have the biggest impact on the NBA? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Harden On The Move? Deals With Deeper Meanings

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the idea of another James Harden trade including the best landing spots and what the 76ers could get out of this. Plus, the guys talk if Kyrie could create a disaster scenario for Dallas, some intriguing extensions that could have huge influences on free agency and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Free Agency Expectations In LA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks and Ohm Youngmisuk to break down two pivotal offseasons upcoming in Los Angeles including if the Clippers will push forward with Paul George & Kawhi Leonard as their core and if the Lakers will be able to retain key role players from this year’s team. Plus, what trades could be on the horizon and will the Celtics extend their new key player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202356 minutes, 32 seconds
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Key NBA Free Agents To Watch This Summer

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Naz Reid’s new deal with Minnesota and what this means for the Timberwolves in the near future before diving into the non-superstar players who could have a major impact on free agency this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202351 minutes, 57 seconds
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2023 Full NBA Draft Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to everything from the 2023 NBA Draft including the big Wizards-Warriors trade swapping Chris Paul & Jordan Poole, Boston's culture changing trade involving Marcus Smart, their favorite draft picks and some interesting draft day moves that could be the sign of something big to come. 1:00 Chris Paul traded to Warriors 12:00 Washington getting too much hate for trades 18:00 Memphis gets Marcus Smart 20:00 Celtics side of trade getting Porzingis 24:45 Who does this trade make more sense for? 30:35 What do Portland’s draft decisions mean for Dame?  34:55 Brandon Miller pick thoughts 37:45 Top Draft Takeaways 42:00 What to make of Dallas’ moves 50:40 OKC taking on Bertans to get their guy 53:40 What is going on in Sacramento? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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2023 NBA Draft Round 1 Livestream

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton, Kirk Goldsberry, King McClure, Pelicans guard Trey Murphy III and host Christine Williamson to give live reaction to every pick and trade from the 2023 NBA Draft Round 1.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/20233 hours, 20 minutes, 4 seconds
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Chris Paul Interview & NBA Draft Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest 12-time All-Star guard Chris Paul to talk his recent trade, his NBA future, his vetoed Lakers trade years ago, the best team he played on, what his draft experience was like, his time as president of the Players Association and his new book. Then, ESPN’s Jeremy Woo helps to preview the 2023 NBA Draft including what Portland may do, the confusion in Charlotte, some potential draft day steals, potential trades, key late round prospects and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bradley Beal Trade & Ja Suspension Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Bradley Beal trade including what this means for the Suns going forward, how Phoenix can build around their stars, what the rebuild could look like in Washington, where Chris Paul will play this coming season and when will we learn more about Dame Lillard’s future. Plus, the guys break down what Ja Morant’s suspension means for the league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202356 minutes, 12 seconds
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BIG Trade Rumors & Bogdan Bogdanović On Serbian Success

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanović to talk the reaction to Jokic winning the NBA Finals in Serbia, what he was like as a young player, what Jokic was doing during his draft year, his unique skillset and the future for the Hawks. Then, our guys break down some big trade rumors surrounding key stars including Bradley Beal, Zion Williamson and Dame Lillard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/20231 hour, 3 seconds
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Chaotic NBA Season Recap – Presented by Grainger

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to recap a chaotic 2022-2023 NBA season including the Nuggets winning it all, a historic run from Jokic, the future of team building in the NBA under the new CBA, what we can expect from Denver going forward and some of the wildest moments from the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202338 minutes, 53 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 5 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap the deciding Game 5 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Miami Heat to become 2023 NBA Champions. They discuss the Nuggets' journey to the NBA Finals and key moments from a tight game. Plus, they discuss what moves both teams will make during the off-season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202333 minutes, 22 seconds
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Game 5 Preview With 76ers’ Coach Nick Nurse, His Future In Philly

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest, new Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach, Nick Nurse to talk his future plans in Philly, meeting all of the players, how close he thinks the team is to winning it all, how to keep a team hungry up 3-1 in the Finals, some wild backstory to his title in Toronto, what makes Jokic & Murray so special together and how Denver can be great for years to come. Plus, his plans for how to build in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 4 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Hoop Collective podcast, Brian Windhorst is joined by Michael Wilbon to recap Game 4 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Denver Nuggets dominate Heat in Game 4 to go up (3-1). They discuss the Nugget's team chemistry, which is getting stronger game by game, and how Jimmy Butler and the Heat are running out of gas. Plus, predictions for Game 5 on Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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Game 4 Preview With Jazz Coach Will Hardy, Chris Paul News

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest Utah Jazz head coach Will Hardy to talk his resemblance to Walker Kessler, the Jazz exceeding expectations, what he does before games as a head coach, his very unique experience at the Olympics, how the Nuggets have given hope to other smaller market teams, Michael Malone’s adjustment strategy, what to expect in Game 4, the respect around the league for Spo and how these Finals have demonstrated the importance of being a team. Plus, reaction to the Chris Paul news and what his future holds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 3 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Hoop Collective podcast, Brian Windhorst is joined by Jalen Rose to recap Game 3 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Denver Nuggets won to go up (2-1) on the Miami Heat. They discuss Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray becoming the first teammates in NBA Finals history to both record triple-doubles and the vigorous defense by the Nuggets that never let Miami lead in the second half. Plus, predictions for Game 4 on Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/202312 minutes, 18 seconds
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Game 3 Preview With Georges Niang

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest Philadelphia 76ers’ forward Georges Niang to talk the relentlessness of the Heat, Miami’s shooting capabilities, his friendship with Duncan Robinson, how Denver handled the final possession of Game 2, what adjustments we may see from the Nuggets, how the Heat could potentially integrate Tyler Herro back into the rotation and Niang’s thoughts on the 76ers’ hiring Nick Nurse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 2 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap Game 2 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Miami Heat even up the series with the Denver Nuggets (1-1). They discuss the Heat's vital plays in the 4th quarter to walk away with the victory, and a possible Tyler Herro return in the series. Plus, they examine the Suns hiring Frank Vogel as head coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202338 minutes, 11 seconds
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Game 2 Preview, Building Small Market Contenders

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest, Former Bucks Owner, Marc Lasry to talk the struggles with building title contenders in small markets, how rewarding it is to build a homegrown team, the process of changing coaches, how Giannis has stayed down to earth and who the new labor agreement will favor more. Plus, the guys preview Game 2 of the NBA Finals and assess the Suns hiring Frank Vogel and the Pistons hiring Monty Williams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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2023 Finals Game 1 MiniPod

In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap Game 1 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Denver Nuggets go up (1-0) against the Miami Heat. They discuss the size mismatches that surfaced with the Nuggets' offense against the Heat's defense, the modest performance of Jimmy Butler, and how the Heat can rebound in Game 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202331 minutes, 13 seconds
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NBA Finals Preview With Kings' Coach Mike Brown

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest, NBA Coach of the Year for the Kings, Mike Brown to preview the NBA Finals, break down the Heat’s zone, talk how to deal with Jokic, his experiences in the Finals, coaching one of LeBron’s all-time performances, the Kings' historic season and lessons he has learned over the years. Plus, what does the future hold for the Warriors after GM Bob Myers stepped down and will the Knicks continue to be patient? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202355 minutes, 52 seconds
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Heat Avoid History & Dominate Boston In Game 7, 76ers New Coach

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Heat dismantling the Celtics in Game 7, how Miami was able to rebound after a crushing loss in Game 6, Caleb Martin’s outrageous play, if Martin should have won Conference Finals MVP over Butler, Jaylen Brown’s struggles, Tatum’s ankle injury, what the Celtics need to get to the Finals and what their future holds. Plus, was Nick Nurse a good hire for the 76ers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202346 minutes, 43 seconds
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Derrick White Saves The Celtics, Previewing Game 7

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Boston’s insane Game 6 win in Miami, Derrick White’s incredible heads up play, why the Celtics’ challenge was incredibly significant, the Heat missing out on a massive opportunity, how quiet the Miami locker room was, the Boston reaction in the end of the game, what the next 48 hours looks like for both teams and what to expect in Game 7. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/202335 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pressure In Miami? Lottery Picks Up For Grabs?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Celtics officially making this a series again, Joe Mazzulla deserving credit for his adjustments, why Boston’s 3-point shooting percentage is so important, how Miami can tweak their lineup and if the guys believe the Celtics can come all the way back. Plus, the coaching carousel is starting to power up and what lottery picks may be on the trading block.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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Expect The Unexpected From Boston, Denver Makes First Finals

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Boston showing some fight, the Celtics key shooting stat, Jimmy Butler’s confidence level, what path to victory Boston fans can hope for, LeBron’s interesting end of season quotes, the future for the Lakers, the Nuggets incredibly impressive play and how formidable they are going forward.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202358 minutes, 37 seconds
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MINI-POD: Nuggets-Lakers WCF Game 4

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth to react to the Denver Nuggets completing the sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals and what is ahead for LeBron and the Lakers during this offseason. Plus, predictions for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and Celtics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202347 minutes, 48 seconds
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Celtics Collapse, Heat Reign, Denver Statement

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to a historically big blowout in Game 3 in Miami, why the Heat look so great right now, what has gone wrong with the Celtics, if Joe Mazzulla could be out of Boston if they don’t turn this around, the future of the Celtics core and the perfect balance of Miami’s attack. Plus, a preview of the potential Finals matchup between Miami & Denver.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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MINI-POD: Nuggets-Lakers WCF Game 3

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bomani Jones to react to the commanding Nuggets' win over the Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Plus, what to look forward to in Game of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and Celtics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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MINI-POD: Nuggets-Lakers WCF Game 2

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth and Domonique Foxworth to react to the action from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers. Plus, what adjustments will need from the Lakers and Nuggets for Game 3. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202331 minutes, 24 seconds
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Historic Draft Lottery Reaction, Lakers-Nuggets Game 1

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to a historic Draft Lottery night including from Wembanyama‘s team in France with Brian, his potential fit in San Antonio and the reaction around the league. Plus, the guys discuss what we learned from Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, if we are in for a historic battle between AD & Jokic and a key adjustment by the Lakers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20231 hour, 10 seconds
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Shrinking In Game 7, Suns Make Major Change, Ja Situation

ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and Nick Friedell step in for Brian Windhorst to react to Tatum’s all-time Game 7 performance, the collapse of the 76ers, the future for Embiid & Harden, Monty Williams’ firing, the direction of the Suns, preview Lakers-Nuggets, why this is a legacy defining series for Jokic, preview Heat-Celtics and the latest on the Ja Morant situation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tatum Clutch Gene, Jokic’s Statement, Warriors-Lakers Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Tatum’s clutch performance, if this was the 76ers’ chance, how Jokic has more than lived up to the pressure on him in these playoffs, what may be coming in the offseason for the Suns, why Game 6 between the Warriors & Lakers has so many implications and if the Knicks can bring it to Game 7.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20231 hour, 4 minutes
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Big Statement From 76ers, Can Lakers Close?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Jamal Collier to discuss the 76ers making a statement in Boston, a key change in strategy for the Celtics this season, if Durant & Booker can elevate the Suns once again, the Nuggets' potential going forward, LeBron’s trust in his supporting cast, the matchup problems LA creates and if the Warriors have a 3-1 comeback in them.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202353 minutes, 19 seconds
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Suns’ Statement, Harden Saves Philly

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Suns evening up the series despite a historic day from Jokic, the 76ers avoiding an epic collapse, Boston’s late game management, the significance of winning Game 4’s, the chess match between the Warriors & Lakers, what we can expect from Steph Curry and if the Knicks can generate any offense against Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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Warriors Rebound, Embiid Returns, Budenholzer Fired

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Nick Friedell to react to the Warriors responding in a big way, why it is hard to bet against Steph, if this is Embiid’s chance, why Boston should win as the deepest team, the key injuries in the Knicks-Heat series, if KD & Booker can do anything to stop Jokic and the Nuggets and Mike Budenholzer getting fired from the Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202359 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lakers Strike First In The Bay, MVP Revealed

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton to react to the Lakers defeating the Warriors in a historic game, AD setting the tone for the series, LA’s defense on Steph, the Knicks bouncing back in Game 2, why the Heat need Butler back to win, Joel Embiid winning the MVP, the Celtics playing down to opponents, Harden turning back the clock and when we will see Embiid return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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Steph Curry’s All-Time Performance, Conference Semifinals Matchups

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk an all-time Game 7 performance from Steph Curry, why the Kings have nothing to be ashamed of, the Heat stealing Game 1 at MSG, Jimmy Butler and Julius Randle’s injuries, how the 76ers will need a big Harden game in Boston, Embiid’s return estimate and why the Nuggets create a serious math problem for the Suns. Then, the guys preview the big Lakers-Warriors matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202346 minutes, 6 seconds
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Celtics Survive, Must Win For Lakers? Future For Bucks

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the up & down performances of the Celtics, if LeBron can bounce back against Memphis, if the Lakers need to close it out at home, if the Grizzlies should resign Dillon Brooks, Miami’s historic win over Milwaukee, Jimmy’s insane performances, what the future direction of the Bucks is and preview Heat-Knicks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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Playoff Jimmy Reaction & Major Offseason Questions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss where Jimmy Butler’s performance ranks among all-time playoff performances, the challenges of coming back from a 3-1 deficit, the Bucks looming offseason decisions, De'Aaron Fox’s injury, how close the Kings-Warriors series is, the struggles for Memphis and if the Grizzlies will resign Dillon Brooks this offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202350 minutes, 1 second
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Knicks Atmosphere, Can Warriors Finally Win On The Road?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk some near disastrous endings for the Wolves and Warriors, if Golden State can finally win a road game, Draymond’s pivotal leadership, a wild weekend at the Garden for the Knicks, if New York could make a run, the Cavs key flaws, ‘Dillon the Villain’ making more headlines and pivotal injuries to multiple star players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bounce Back In The Bay, The Leader Of The Suns

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Warriors getting what could be a season saving win, why Game 4 may decide the series, a physical battle in Brooklyn with multiple ejections, if the ejections were fair, how Booker is playing like a Top 5 player in the league, how the Clippers continue to adapt, why the Suns need to close this series out soon and who needs to step up for the Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20231 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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Welcome To The Fox Show, Lakers In Drivers Seat

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss another huge win for Sacramento, De'Aaron Fox taking his game to the next level, Draymond’s incident with Sabonis, Mike Brown’s leadership and how much the door is open for LeBron & the Lakers in Memphis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202351 minutes, 1 second
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Unique Wins Count The Same

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Clippers stealing Game 1 in Phoenix, Russ’s unique heroics, Kawhi’s outrageous performance before talking the surprising help LeBron & AD received to take Game 1 in Memphis for LA. Plus, are things opening up for the Knicks and should the Warriors be concerned? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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Most Exciting Round 1 Playoff Matchups

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk some of the most compelling series of Round 1 including why Knicks-Cavs could be the most entertaining, which matchup is the key to that series, if Russ can help the Clippers upset the Suns and a surprising trivia fact about LeBron. Plus, our own ‘Stats’ Williams joins to point out the most important trends to watch in the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 10 seconds
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Should LA Scare Memphis? Zion Update

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss the Lakers winning an ugly game, Minnesota giving up another lead, the struggles of Wolves’ stars, how the Lakers’ matchup in Round 1, the Hawks surprising people against the Heat and get a much anticipated update from Zion Williamson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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The End Is Always Loud & Disaster In Dallas

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the fight between Rudy Gobert & Kyle Anderson, Jaden McDaniels significant injury for the playoffs, what went wrong in Dallas, some interesting exit interview quotes, the future for the Mavs and how the Portland ‘Tankers’ can meet Dame’s desire to win now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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What Is Going On In Dallas? Play-In Picture

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Mavs’ struggles this season, Kyrie’s future with the team, Mark Cuban’s comments on Kyrie and losing Brunson in free agency before diving into the Play-In standings including how a few matchups could drastically alter the playoff picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20231 hour, 58 seconds
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Potential Playoff Noisemakers, Lakers Heating Up

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Nick Friedell to talk if the Suns are a title favorite given how well KD is playing, if the Lakers could be set up for a playoff run, Anthony Davis playing his best ball in LA, why the Knicks could make some noise in the playoffs, which player is perfect for Tom Thibodeau in New York and what could be the best series of the opening round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20231 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Wild Western Playoff Picture, Eastern Favorites

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the Lakers playoff seeding potential continues to improve, if the Suns impressive play is sustainable in the playoffs, the Mavs’ ongoing disaster, if Giannis & the Bucks are runaway favorites in the East, injury concerns for Harden, the potential Knicks-Cavs 1st round matchup and Wembanyama’s wildly impressive highlight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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Final 2023 MVP Straw Poll Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to Bontemps’ final MVP Straw Poll results of the season including a new leader in the race, a potential for a historically tight finish and if Giannis still has a chance to take on Embiid and Jokic. Plus, what is going on in Dallas? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/202352 minutes, 40 seconds
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KD Returning, Brandon Ingram Propelling Pels

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Andrew Lopez and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss Brandon Ingram’s impressive play of late, the Pelicans’ late season push, when Zion may return, Minnesota’s resurgence ruining a party in Sacramento, Kevin Durant’s return game, the importance of chemistry building for the Suns and another season of historical injuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202352 minutes, 7 seconds
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Disaster In Dallas, The Pat Bev Effect

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to disastrous issues with the Mavericks, Luka’s frustrations, the problems continuing to mount for the team, LeBron’s return, the Bulls’ impressive record with Patrick Beverley on the roster and the key to the MVP race down the stretch of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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LeBron Injury Update, Key Playoff Position Battles

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to check in from across the country to talk teams jostling for seeding in the East and West, Austin Reaves’ big performances, when the Lakers could get LeBron back, Ja’s return to Memphis, Dillon Brooks’ awkward jersey swap with Kyrie, concerns for the Mavs and if we will see Zion again this season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202358 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Massive Impact Of All-NBA Selections

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss if Ja Morant will still make All-NBA to earn an extra 40 million dollars, how voters will view his suspension and why the All-NBA voting has massive ramifications for Jaylen Brown and the Celtics as well. Plus, some strong play in Utah as their rebuild progresses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20231 hour, 5 seconds
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What Is Going On In The Western Conference?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how no teams in the Western Conference have been able to separate themselves as real contenders including the Nuggets struggles and the Warriors brutal road trend continuing. Plus, are the Celtics still in the top tier of contenders in the East? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202346 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tight MVP Race, Struggles In Boston & Denver

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Nuggets hitting a rough patch, the MVP race being as close as ever, Anthony Davis’ health & the Lakers playoff potential, how concerning the Celtics post All-Star break struggles are and what the future holds for Ja after the suspension announcement.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/202357 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bucks Team To Beat? New #2 Pick On Draft Boards?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss Spears’ correct preseason prediction about the Kings, what their ceiling is, if the Bucks are the team to beat in the East, if the Warriors can finally get things going on the road and if Brandon Miller has overtaken Scoot Henderson as the #2 pick. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202347 minutes, 7 seconds
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It’s Good To Be A King, The Wide Open West

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Warriors without Wiggins, how wide open the Western Conference is, how high up the Lakers can climb in the standings, what concerns there are with the Mavs and the Kings righting the ship for the franchise.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202354 minutes, 23 seconds
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KD & Luka Injury, Making A Rivalry

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the battle between Draymond Green & Dillon Brooks, what makes a rivalry, if the Warriors' road record makes them not contenders, KD’s injury update, if it hurts the title chances in Phoenix and how significant Luka’s injury is to Dallas.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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Nuggets Postseason Expectations, Concerned About Boston?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss if the Nuggets clutch numbers in the regular season will translate to the postseason, if they trust Denver in the playoffs, if Ja will return this season, if Celtics fans should be concerned yet and what the Knicks can do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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Luka VS. Booker, What Is Going On In Memphis?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the rivalry between Luka and Booker, KD returning to form, why Chris Paul is going to have to hit open shots, the Lakers coming up with pivotal wins for playoff positioning, what is going on with Ja Morant and Memphis, the Celtics struggles and who the favorites seem to be in the West.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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KD A Ray Of Sunshine In Phoenix, Steph Returning Soon

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how Kevin Durant fit in his first game in Phoenix, how happy Booker and KD are to be teaming up, if Russ can buy into a reduced role with the Clippers, give an injury update on LeBron, talk if the Warriors are still a feared team in the Western Conference Playoffs and how the Cavs can navigate some challenging decisions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202357 minutes, 39 seconds
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2022-23 Large Sample-Size Theater

In an annual tradition, Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton to discuss some of the league's statistical anomalies and fascinating trends over the course of the season. How insane was Dame’s performance? Who deserves All-NBA selections? What do the numbers say about a historical uptick in scoring? Who has regressed during the season? All that and more in the large sample theater. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202350 minutes, 35 seconds
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Miscues To Start In Dallas, Snyder To Atlanta

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how Kyrie & Luka are working after another late game miscue, how the Lakers are turning things around after their deadline moves, the Kings’ potential, Quin Snyder getting hired in Atlanta and the Knicks’ hot streak.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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Teams Under Pressure To End The Season

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview the final quarter of the NBA season including teams under pressure to make a run in the postseason. The guys talk the pressure of MVP’s on Jokic & the Nuggets to have success in the postseason, if we should have confidence in the Warriors because of their past successes, how Russ fits with the Clippers and why the clock is ticking in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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KD’s Fit In Phoenix, Can Russ Work With Clippers?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss Spears winning the 2023 Naismith Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media Award, KD’s fit with the Suns including how quickly the team can put it all together, if the Nets can still make noise in the playoffs, what Russ can do with the Clippers and Kevin Love going to Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202351 minutes, 58 seconds
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Victor Wembanyama: A Prospect Unlike Any Other

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Jonathan Givony to discuss their trip to France to talk with and watch Victor Wembanyama as he prepares for the NBA Draft. The guys discuss why he is unlike any prospect they have ever seen, Victor's unique draft preparation plan, what his rookie season expectations should be and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202351 minutes, 39 seconds
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MVP Straw Poll Reaction, KD's Intro, Mavs New Start

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the latest MVP Straw Poll results including if Jokic could enter a rarified air. Plus, what is the biggest takeaway from the beginning of the Kyrie-Luka pairing in Dallas, the pressure on the Suns as they welcome KD and expectations in Boston with a first-year coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202350 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Real MVP Of ’08 Celtics, Kyrie & LeBron In Cleveland

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN Analyst and NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins to discuss his career including his private jet journey courtesy of John Calipari, how the 2000’s Boston Big 3 built team chemistry, the best player on the ’08 Celtics, inside the struggles between LeBron/Kyrie in Cleveland, playing with Hall Of Famers and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202347 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lakers Set To Make Some Noise?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Nick Friedell and Dave McMenamin to discuss if the Lakers new moves can result in some noise in the playoffs, talk LeBron’s injury and the team plan going forward. Then, the guys talk the new look Nets, what they can do for the rest of the season and Harden’s comments on what broke things apart in Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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Blockbuster Trade Deadline Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to break down everything you need to know from the trade deadline including the Suns’ blockbuster for Kevin Durant, the Lakers moving on from Russ, which title contenders helped their rosters like the Bucks and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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A New Crown For King James

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps in a special edition of the Hoop Collective taped live on the radio to react to LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record in the NBA, the Lakers’ future and Kyrie’s fit in Dallas. Then, Andscape’s Marc J. Spears and ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry join to discuss Cam Thomas’ incredible scoring streak and if we will see the Raptors make any moves at the deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202359 minutes, 24 seconds
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Impact Of The Kyrie Trade

Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe come together for a crossover episode to react to the Kyrie Irving trade including what this means for the Maverick’s playoff aspirations, if the Nets can still put out a contender, what LeBron wants from the Lakers before the deadline and who may still be available. Plus, what it the significance of Steph Curry’s injury for the Warriors playoff standings? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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‘Unscheduled’ Kyrie Trade Request Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to Kyrie Irving requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets including potential destinations, how the Nets should respond and what this means for Kevin Durant’s future in Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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2023 Trade Deadline Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview who the major players will be at the trade deadline including if the Raptors will be sellers, who the main targets will be for the big teams and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Murray Leading In Atlanta, Future In Chicago

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Jamal Collier and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss Spears’ interview with Dejounte Murray including his leadership in Atlanta, what direction the Bulls should go in, how healthy the Bucks are and if the Raptors will be sellers at the deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202349 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jackson Jr. Stat Controversy, 76ers Contenders?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton to discuss the social media fascination with Jaren Jackson Jr’s blocks per game at home, a tough call for the Lakers with an interesting response, if the 76ers are legit contenders, what direction the Blazers are headed and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rivalry Wins, Nets/Lakers Plan For The Future

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the 76ers big ‘rivalry’ win, Kyrie’s future with the Nets, Rui getting traded to the Lakers, a big win for the Warriors, what the Grizzlies need moving forward and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202353 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Land Of Kings, Pelicans Health Check

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss Spears’ prediction about the Kings making the playoffs with the team now sitting in 3rd place in the West before talking the Lakers trade for Rui Hachimura. Then, ESPN’s Andrew Lopez joins to talk injury updates on some key Pelicans stars and the idea of NBA coaches doing their own dunk contest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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CBA Updates, What Is Going On In Atlanta?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks to discuss the status of the next CBA discussions for the league, what the path forward looks like for the Hawks, potential trade deadline options and a look back at a recent history of deadline deals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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Teams Under The Most Trade Deadline Pressure

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the teams facing the most pressure as we head towards the trade deadline including why the Mavs need to get Luka help, who can right the ship for the Clippers, if it is worth it for the Lakers to deal picks, what direction the Raptors should go in and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/202351 minutes, 20 seconds
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Warriors’ White House Trip

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss his experience joining the Warriors for the team trip to the White House including some unique behind the scenes information before diving into if Golden State is beginning to turn things around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202348 minutes, 30 seconds
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Records Broken, Basketball’s Evolution

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry to talk witnessing record breaking attendance at the Alamodome for Warriors-Spurs, the evolution of hero ball, the growth of talent in the world, the challenges facing big moves at the trade deadline and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202356 minutes, 23 seconds
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1st Half Of Season Storylines

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the most intriguing storylines from the first half of the season including the uncertainty in the Western Conference, the massive uptick in scoring across the league, Jokic’s case for a MVP 3-peat and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202355 minutes, 13 seconds
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Curry Returns, Banchero Impresses, KD Injury

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss Steph Curry’s return for the Warriors, what it means for Golden State going forward and if the team needs to make any moves in the near future. Plus, they discuss a strong start to Paolo Banchero's career. Then, ESPN’s Nick Friedell joins to talk how the Nets will manage KD’s absence, what players we need to step up and if it could be a good thing for the team in the long run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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Lakers' Expectations Trending Up?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin to talk his sit down with LeBron, the Lakers’ five game win streak, if our expectations for LA should change, why there is belief within the locker room and what moves the team could make. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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All-Star Starter Predictions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the NBA All-Star fan vote standings, who they think deserves to be an All-Star and what the lineups might look like. Plus, who may be the odd man out in the starting lineup in the Eastern Conference? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202351 minutes, 1 second
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Incredible Scoring Across The League

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss the insane performances we’ve seen in the NBA lately including Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point outing, LeBron’s efficiency, the Warriors’ impressive homestand and the significance of Zion’s injury for the Pelicans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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Danger For Minnesota? Potential Contract Extensions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks to discuss Minnesota’s struggles, what they can do to correct them and the moves on the table for them. Plus, what players are eligible to be resigned and will their team do so, including if the Mavs will resign Wood for Luka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202343 minutes, 33 seconds
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Luka Makes History, Brooklyn Contenders?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Luka’s historic performance against the Knicks, changing fortunes for New York, Brooklyn continuing to stay hot, how the Suns can make some trades to booster their bench and what to make of the Nuggets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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Attainable Franchise All-Time Scorer Records

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss what players have a chance to become their franchise’s all-time leading scorer for their current teams. Which records are out of reach and which ones will go down soon? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202245 minutes, 15 seconds
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NBA Christmas Day Preview 2022

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview the NBA Christmas Day slate including the matchups to watch and what teams are trending up and down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Nets Can Contend, Cavs' Star Takes Note

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss stories from Chris Paul’s graduation ceremony, the impressive turnaround for the Nets, what they need to become legitimate contenders, Donovan Mitchell’s interview about his time in Utah, the success of the Cavs and Mobley’s development. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202244 minutes, 8 seconds
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AD Injury Reaction, What Should The Bulls Do?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton to react to the Anthony Davis injury news, what direction the struggling Bulls should go in, a surprising win streak from the Magic and what Memphis needs for postseason success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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1st MVP Straw Poll Reaction, Curry Injury

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to Bontemps’ first MVP Straw Poll of the 2022-23 season including why some stars are lower than expected and why some may not be as far ahead as expected. Plus, the guys react to Steph Curry’s injury timeline, including what this means for the Warriors planning for this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/202259 minutes, 42 seconds
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Oh, Here Are The Clippers, Knicks Rebound

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk and Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to discuss how formidable the Clippers look when Kawhi and Paul George are healthy, John Wall’s return to D.C., where the Knicks stand and discuss if there is more pressure to win in New York than anywhere else. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20221 hour, 30 seconds
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Thank You Paul Silas, Nets Turning The Corner?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Nick Friedell to remember NBA Legend Paul Silas including stories regarding his career in coaching. Then, the guys break down the recent success in Brooklyn and what this team needs to be successful on the court before discussing the myriad of ways this season could go come the trade deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202258 minutes, 5 seconds
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Luka Needs A Co-Star, What Is Wrong In Phoenix?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk why the Mavs need to get Luka a co-star, what it means for their future if they don’t, what has changed with the Suns since last season, the potential danger of the Pelicans roster and how the Heat can move forward with all of their injuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why Does Joe Mazzulla Fit For The Celtics? NBA Awards Changes

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape's Marc J. Spears and ESPN’s Kevin Pelton to talk Joe Mazzulla’s coaching style, the Celtics’ insane offensive efficiency, new NBA Awards that may indicate changes to come, Alperen Şengün’s unique skillset for the Rockets and the challenges in comparing eras in the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202256 minutes, 49 seconds
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Can AD & The Lakers Keep This Up? Concern For Hawks/Warriors?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks to discuss if AD and the Lakers can keep up their elite play, what moves they may make, how concerned Hawks ownership should be about Trae Young and what moves are available to the Warriors. Plus, discussion on the current state of the next CBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202247 minutes, 43 seconds
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Celtics Top The NBA, 2020 NBA Draft Mistakes

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the significance of the Celtics extending Al Horford, their early domination, Tatum taking another step forward and the teams impressive shooting. Plus, we take a look back at the 2020 NBA draft including a the player picked outside the Top 10 who may be the best in the class and the biggest bust. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pelicans Play Defense Now, Big 3 In DC?

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape's Marc J. Spears and ESPN’s Andrew Lopez to talk Herb Jones’ superb defense, the Pelicans finding their groove, the future growth of NBA talent in the world and the surprising start from the Wizards including if they have a potential ‘Big 3’ brewing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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More To Learn In LA, Young Stars Putting It All Together

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry to talk what we should make of the Lakers’ resurgence, what we will learn about the team in their next tough stretch and why the Pacers are a potential trade partner. Plus, does Indiana have the best young backcourt in the league and some other young stars who are putting it all together.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/20221 hour, 36 seconds
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Our 2nd Annual Friendsgiving

Brian Windhorst is joined by a roundtable of ESPN NBA reporters for a special Thanksgiving episode including Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon, Ohm Youngmisuk, Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Nick Friedell. The crew talks Ben Simmons & the Nets struggling in his return to Philadelphia, continued health issues for the Clippers, what expectations are within the Lakers organization, Kyrie’s return, best Thanksgiving foods and more!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bulls Stars Struggle Together, Bucks Persevere

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Jamal Collier to talk the struggles for the Bulls, Lonzo’s uncertain injury timeline and Zach LaVine’s slow start. Plus, reaction to a strange incident with Giannis in Philadelphia and how the Bucks have persevered through injuries this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202246 minutes, 48 seconds
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SGA Early MVP, Western Contenders

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s historic start to the season, if he is speeding up OKC’s timeline, the waiting game for the Clippers with Kawhi’s slow progression, Victor Wembanyama’s latest dazzling display of talent and if Portland’s start to the season is sustainable enough to make them contenders in the West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Celtics Still On Top, Cavs Legit Contenders?

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape's Marc J. Spears and ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry to talk a fantastic start from the Celtics, how they have flown under the radar, if the Cavs are legitimate title contenders, if it is time to be concerned about the Warriors and if this is the year the Kings return to the playoffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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2022-23 Small Sample-Size Theater

In an annual tradition, Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton to discuss some of the league's statistical anomalies and whether they'll hold up. Is Portland’s defense sustainable? Will Utah regress back to the mean or are they a playoff team? Are the Warriors in serious trouble? All that and more in the small sample theater. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202255 minutes, 42 seconds
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Suns Start Strong, Time For Concern In Minnesota?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Suns strong start after a tumultuous offseason, if it is time for concern about Chris Paul, the awful start for Minnesota including a lack of leadership and if the Grizzlies will contend for the top seed in the West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20221 hour, 39 seconds
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Potential Expansion Destinations In The NBA

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape's Marc J. Spears to talk potential expansion destinations for the NBA down the line including Mexico City, a return to Seattle, a jumpstart in Vegas among others. Plus, will there be a future for Ime Udoka in Brooklyn? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202253 minutes, 25 seconds
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NBA Crisis Management, Future For Knicks & Nets

Brian Windhorst is joined by Attorney Alex Spiro to explain how to handle crisis management in high profile situations including big NBA scenarios. Then ESPN's Bobby Marks joins the show to tell us which New York franchise he’d rather work for before explaining the futures for both of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202251 minutes, 11 seconds
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Kyrie Suspension Reaction, Warriors' Early Struggles

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to Kyrie’s suspension from Brooklyn and discuss his future with the Nets and the response from the NBA. Plus, key injuries for the 76ers and continuing early struggles for the Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/202243 minutes, 49 seconds
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Seriously, What Is Going On In Brooklyn?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk Steve Nash & the Nets parting ways, Brooklyn pursuing Ime Udoka, the issues surrounding Kyrie Irving’s tweet and discuss a general lack of accountability- .  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202235 minutes, 6 seconds
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Early Season Overachievers & Underachievers

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry and Marc J. Spears to talk about the biggest underachievers and overachievers so far this season. The crew discusses Portland’s impressive start, the surprise in Utah and a strong start for the Spurs before talking a lack of identity for the Clippers and struggles for the Heat & Warriors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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76ers Concerning Start, Brooklyn's Flaws Solvable?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the 76ers limping out of the gates this season, what issues they are able to address, concerning +/- stats for some star lineups in Brooklyn, an awkward call out in Minnesota and some young rookies making an early statement.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202257 minutes, 33 seconds
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Pels Strong Start, Nets Struggles, What Is Going On In Utah?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez and Nick Friedell to discuss what potential exists for the Pelicans this season after a strong debut, the flaws on the Nets that need to be addressed to make the team a legitimate contender and ‘What Is Going On In’ Utah after an unexpectedly successful start.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202246 minutes, 54 seconds
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Opening Reactions: Nets & Lakers Struggle, Strength In The East

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the start of the NBA season including an potential tone setting comeback for the Suns, the strength of the Eastern Conference, if the Knicks could finish higher than the Nets and assess LeBron’s thoughts on the state of the Lakers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Who Will Have The Most Regular Season Wins?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk who will have the most regular season wins this season. The guys each select a team in a snake draft of all 30 NBA teams to build a group of 10 teams who will have the most wins this year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202238 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Golden State Crisis? Finding Positions In LA

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the drama surrounding Draymond Green’s altercation with Jordan Poole, if the team was right to call it a ‘crisis’ situation, how things are meshing together with the Lakers and talk ‘What Is Going On In’ Minnesota as we head into the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Wembanyama Experience, Potential Lottery Teams

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk Victor Wembanyama’s impressive debut, what teams may be ‘tanking’ this year and ‘What Is Going On In’ Orlando. Plus, the guys talk about the dust up between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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Checking In At NBA Camps - Who Knows Their Roles?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk Embiid’s comfort coming into the season, lingering issues with the Suns following last year’s collapse and what the potential looks like in Minnesota. Plus, will the fans get the play time they want for young talent in New York? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202259 minutes, 34 seconds
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NBA Media Day Reaction 2022

Brian Windhorst is joined by our ESPN NBA Reporters at a variety of locations from Media Day’s across the league. First, Tim Bontemps joins to talk the tone in Boston and what the outlook is in Phoenix. Then, Nick Friedell joins to discuss what Brooklyn could be this season before Andrew Lopez joins to break down the excitement in New Orleans. Lastly, Dave McMenamin lets us know how expectations are shifting in Los Angeles.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 41 seconds
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2022 Western Conference Preview

Brian Windhorst and ESPN's Tim MacMahon get together in-person in LA to preview the Western Conference with our NBA reporters. Dave McMenamin joins first to talk on-court expectations for the Suns and what the ceiling is for the Lakers. Then, Kendra Andrews joins to talk the Warriors upcoming trip to Japan and how long their title window can last before Ohm Youngmisuk joins to break down if the Clippers or Nuggets can be serious contenders. Lastly, Andrew Lopez discusses what Zion could be this season and if the Mavs or Grizzlies will take the next step.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 8 seconds
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Emergency Pod: Sarver To Sell The Suns

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears and ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne to react to Robert Sarver announcing his intention to sell the Phoenix Suns & Mercury and the implications across the NBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202256 minutes, 19 seconds
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2022 Eastern Conference Preview

Brian Windhorst and ESPN's Tim Bontemps get together in-person in LA to preview the Eastern Conference with our NBA reporters. Nick Friedell joins first to talk if the Nets can play cohesive basketball and if the 76ers can take the next step with a full year of Harden. Then, Kevin Pelton joins to talk how offseason moves in the conference could impact the season before Jamal Collier joins to talk injury concerns for the Bulls and if people are forgetting about the Bucks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sarver Suspension Reaction

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to Suns Owner Robert Sarver’s one-year suspension from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Silver’s comments at the recent press conference. Then, the guys talk ‘What Is Going On In’ Portland and Brian’s trip to Cleveland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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EuroBasket Results, Are The Hawks Or Cavs Better?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss some standout performers from EuroBasket, including dazzling displays from Luka & Giannis before talking what players may be earning themselves contracts in the NBA. Plus, how concerning Lonzo’s return timetable is for Chicago, ‘What Is Going On In’ Atlanta after their offseason moves and Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook’s friendly intro.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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Emergency Pod: Donovan Mitchell Traded To Cavs

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the trade sending Donovan Mitchell to the Cavs. The guys talk what this means for the future in Cleveland, why the Knicks couldn’t land the plane to get a deal done, the next moves for the Jazz to continue to acquire picks and if this changes the landscape of the Eastern Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202249 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Barrett Extension Impacts Mitchell Talks, Potential For Kings

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss how RJ Barrett’s extension with the Knicks impacts Donovan Mitchell trade talks, if it is a good contract for New York and talk what is going on in Sacramento including if playoff expectations are legitimate for the Kings. Plus, the guys talk the results of the Offseason NBA Survey article done by Bontemps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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When Will More Go On In Utah? KD Stays With Nets

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss when Donovan Mitchell will be on the move and if it will certainly be to the Knicks, before talking a different trade from Utah sending Pat Bev to LA. Then, the guys talk what the basketball may look like on the court this season in Brooklyn with Kevin Durant locked in. Plus, reaction to Chet Holmgren's injury. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 20 seconds
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Significance Of LeBron's Extension, Expectations For Cavs

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss LeBron’s extension with the Lakers, what potential moves this leaves for Los Angeles, how his opt-out clause keeps the possibility to play with Bronny and what to make of the past 4 seasons for the Lakers. Then, the guys break down what the expectations should be in Cleveland for this season and what teams are ‘All In’ this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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Will We See KD In Nets Camp?

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to break down what is next for the Nets and Kevin Durant, including if they think he will be at Brooklyn’s training camp. Plus, the guys share their thoughts on throwback jerseys and discuss what you learn from NBA practices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202257 minutes, 58 seconds
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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
7/28/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 44 seconds
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Harden's Contract, Westbrook's Future

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss how Harden’s new contract 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
7/22/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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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
7/15/202254 minutes, 30 seconds
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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
7/12/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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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
7/8/20221 hour, 43 seconds
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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
7/7/202243 minutes, 38 seconds
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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
7/6/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/202259 minutes, 7 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202242 minutes, 25 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 42 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202245 minutes, 10 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/14/202225 minutes, 35 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202249 minutes, 28 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/202231 minutes, 20 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202258 minutes, 17 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202226 minutes, 48 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202222 minutes, 9 seconds
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2022 NBA Finals Game 2 Preview

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202248 minutes, 46 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202221 minutes, 5 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202257 minutes, 44 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20221 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202256 minutes, 18 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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Conference Finals Preview, NBA Lottery

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears to react to the Mavs dismantling the Suns, Luka making a statement, the future in Phoenix, Boston closing out the Bucks despite a massive series from Giannis and what to expect from the NBA Lottery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202254 minutes, 11 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20221 hour, 45 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202256 minutes, 52 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202252 minutes, 49 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202259 minutes, 48 seconds
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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 sensational defense on Kevin Durant, Booker & Middleton’s injuries and Joel Embiid making a statement in Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202259 minutes, 21 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202248 minutes, 24 seconds
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2022 Overall NBA Playoff Picture

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps are reunited with the legend Jackie MacMullan to break down the NBA Playoff picture including if the Celtics should be favored over the Nets, how key 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202252 minutes, 7 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Best Odds To Reach The Finals

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20221 hour, 59 seconds
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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 against the 76ers, the Nets’ playoff potential and the chances Kawhi comes back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202259 minutes, 32 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20221 hour, 56 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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Large Sample Size, Are The Celtics A Contender?

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz and Kevin Pelton to talk if the Celtics have a legitimate chance to reach 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202248 minutes, 36 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 17 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202254 minutes, 51 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202257 minutes, 55 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202257 minutes, 43 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/202254 minutes, 1 second
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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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202258 minutes, 20 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202251 minutes, 34 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202242 minutes, 55 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202259 minutes, 52 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 are turning things around and the idea of the NBA adopting the European soccer model of loaning players for a short time frame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202247 minutes
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20221 hour, 52 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 33 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202254 minutes, 57 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/202147 minutes, 2 seconds
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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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202152 minutes, 59 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/202156 minutes, 56 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202159 minutes, 27 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202152 minutes, 10 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202136 minutes
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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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 32 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/202155 minutes, 20 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/202154 minutes, 39 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202159 minutes, 56 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/202143 minutes, 40 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202156 minutes, 53 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/202156 minutes, 22 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202147 minutes, 20 seconds
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What Will The 76ers Do? Parity 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 parity in the NBA this season and what teams are flying under the radar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/202156 minutes, 15 seconds
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2018 Rookie Class Extensions

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN Front Office Insider Bobby Marks to discuss which contract extensions were made, like Jaren Jackson, and which ones were not, like Deandre Ayton, from the 2018 rookie class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202146 minutes, 14 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/202149 minutes, 7 seconds
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What Will Ben Simmons' Reception Be? Lakers' Expectations

Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne discuss Ben Simmons 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202144 minutes, 25 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/8/202155 minutes, 9 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 20 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/202158 minutes, 43 seconds
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NBA Media Day Reactions

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Lopez and Marc J. Spears discuss the interesting developments around the league from the 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202152 minutes, 16 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202148 minutes, 51 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/17/202153 minutes, 25 seconds
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What Tier Is Each NBA Team On?

Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Tim Bontemps discuss the different tiers of NBA teams heading into this season. The crew breaks down what teams are actual contenders, what teams have a chance to become relevant this season and what teams will be battling in the lottery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202152 minutes, 28 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/202159 minutes, 38 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/202151 minutes, 32 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/202155 minutes, 18 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/202157 minutes, 51 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202156 minutes, 42 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20211 hour, 5 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202142 minutes, 58 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/202149 minutes, 24 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202158 minutes, 24 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202147 minutes, 24 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/202145 minutes, 18 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202136 minutes, 21 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/202158 minutes, 10 seconds