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Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show - NBA Basketball Podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 181 episodes, 1 day, 5 hours, 8 minutes
About
NBA analytics pioneer and front office insider John Hollinger joins Dunc'd On podcast host Nate Duncan to bring you the smartest weekly NBA podcast available. The Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show brings fans next-level analysis of the league, its teams, and its players. John and Nate take you behind the curtain for an unmatched insider look at every aspect of the NBA. From scouting reports to game breakdowns to salary cap analysis, there’s no better way for true basketball fans to follow the NBA. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
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Zach Lowe: The Stars Most Likely to Change Teams

Zach Lowe joins John and Nate to draft the star players we think are most likely to be on another team 18 months from now at the start of the 2025-26 season.Plus, John and Nate set the playoff field in the West and discuss the future of the teams we’ve eliminated. Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMPlus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, the key moments from the pod each week.
4/9/202452 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Top-10 Players in the NBA 2023-24

A special 3-man pod with John, Danny, and Nate discusses the best players in the NBA. Where do Giannis, Jokic, LeBron, Shai, Steph, Luka, Tatum, KD, Kawhi, Edwards, AD, Brunson, and the rest of the All-NBA talents come in on the eve of a playoffs that will prove us all wrong? Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMPlus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, the key moments from the pod each week.
3/29/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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The NBA’s Best Passer, Dunker, Floater, Handle, and Athlete

John and Nate pick the NBA’s best passer, dunker, floater game, handle, and athlete.Then we rule an Eastern Conference team that doesn’t have their draft picks from ‘25 to ‘27 and will be looking to trade a point guard this season out of the playoffs, and discuss what they can do going forward.Plus, what does John think of the NBA moving the draft to 2 nights as a former executive? Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMPlus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, the key moments from the pod each week.
3/14/202456 minutes, 58 seconds
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Coach Rankings 2023-24 Part 1

It’s time to look at the best coaches in the NBA. What are the ways to evaluate a coach? How do the young wunderkinder stack up against the established playoff coaches? John and Nate look at the best coaches in the league.Plus, we each eliminate another team from the playoffs and take stock of their organizations. Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMPlus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, the key moments from the pod each week.
2/29/202457 minutes, 58 seconds
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Revisiting the 2023 Trade Deadline

John and Nate look back on perhaps the biggest trade deadline ever to evaluate all these transactions a year on. How do the KD and Kyrie deals look, and would we have still done them as both teams? Who won the Westbrook/Conley/Russell swap? How have the trading trends evolved since this year? And which acquisitions actually fortified playoff teams? Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMJoin with our first-ever 30-day free trial! Plus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, the key moments from the pod each week.
2/14/202444 minutes, 41 seconds
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Is There Too Much Offense? And How to Fix It

A big topic of the day is whether offense is too high right now. We discuss whether that is in fact the case, and suggest a number of interesting possible solutions, including many which haven’t yet been proposed.Next a discussion of the unintended (but entirely foreseeable) consequences of the NBA’s 65-game rule.John explains the rationale for both sides in the Steven Adams trade between Houston and Memphis.The going gets tougher as we again rule a team out of the playoffs.Finally, we discuss some of the more realistic trades we might see at the upcoming trade deadline.  Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMJoin with our first-ever 30-day free trial! Plus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, the key moments from the pod each week.
2/2/202457 minutes, 50 seconds
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2024 All-Stars, Would We Have Done the Siakam Trade?

Join Dunc'd On Prime with an unprecedented offer: a 1 month free trial!John and Nate start by discussing the pros and cons of the Siakam trade. Would we ultimately have done the deal knowing his likely contract expectations?Then, we scrape the bottom of the Joe Johnson Memorial Barrel to fill out our East All-Star teams, before we wrack our brains on how to limit ourselves to 12 in the West. Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMPlus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, the key moments from the pod each week.
1/23/20241 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Why Are Bad Teams So Bad? And the Minnows of the Trade Market

John and Nate discuss:The Memphis Grizzlies’ future now that injuries have officially wrecked their season.Theories on why this year’s bad teams are worse than any other year’s bad teams.What the Knicks might be looking for with Quentin Grimes available and the Magic for Wendell Carter or Markelle Fultz. Also, what team could most use Dejounte Murray?What other available players could potentially help a playoff team?Four more episodes with Nate & Danny per week are available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime, plus it’s the only place to hear John Hollinger & Nate as well! DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMPlus, subscribe on YouTube to see our hilarious faces and, more importantly, see the key moments from the pod each week.
1/17/202452 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Big Fish of the 2024 Trade Deadline

John and Nate discuss Jonathan Kuminga’s loss of confidence in Steve Kerr, and whether it makes sense for the Warriors to make a big deadline move.  Then, a look at the markets for Donovan Mitchell, Pascal Siakam, Dejounte Murray, DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, Kyle Kuzma, and Alex Caruso.Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s Nerd Nosh as well.  DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
1/5/202458 minutes
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G-League Showcase and Trade Scuttlebutt; The Futures of the Spurs and Hornets

John reports back from the G-League showcase. Who stood out among roster players and the G-League Ignite?Then we rule 2 teams out of the playoffs (guess who!) and discuss what their struggles this season mean for their futures.Finally, we start to assess the trade market. Which teams are willing to move important players? And would the Jazz really trade Lauri Markkanen?For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
12/28/202349 minutes, 7 seconds
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NBA Organization Rankings Part III 2023-24

The "Piñata Tier," as John likes to call them, is the subject of our final installment of the organization rankings including the bottom 12 teams. John and Nate examine each team’s organizational resume and determine which they’d most (and least) want running their team. Which team will claim the coveted 29th spot?!Miss Part II? Subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
12/13/20231 hour, 46 seconds
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NBA Organization Rankings 2023-24

A former executive and someone who will never be one are definitely the most qualified people to evaluate NBA organizations! But if we don’t do it, who will? We examine each team’s organizational resume and determine which we’d most want running our team if we were fans.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
12/1/202357 minutes, 33 seconds
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Time to Panic?!?!?!?!????!!!??

John BLOWS OUT YOUR EARDRUMS with the panic alarm. Which front offices and fan bases should be DESPAIRING over their teams’ performance so far this season.But first, we take stock of the first couple weeks of NBA Cup play and discuss what’s worked and what could be improved. Plus, we somehow manage to find a team to rule out of the playoffs.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
11/15/202357 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why James Harden is in LA

The Sixers and Clippers stared each other down for 4 months, until a deal was finally done a week into the season. What changed to finally get this over the finish line?John and Nate also hit on how good this Clippers team is, the price that was ultimately paid to get the deal done, and what could be next up both teams’ sleeves to address the remaining holes on the roster.Then we give some early impressions and concerns from the first week of the year.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
11/1/202352 minutes, 11 seconds
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Team Outlook Superlatives; Slippin’ Jimmy

John and Nate discuss the latest with James Harden leaving the Sixers and predict how the situation will play out.Then, a look at our picks for biggest over- and underachievers, our most difficult to predict teams this year, and our thoughts on the best and worst offenses in the NBA this season.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
10/19/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Lillard, Jrue, and Harden

With the whole saga now in hindsight, John and Nate apply their 20/20 vision to how this worked out for the Bucks, Celtics, Blazers, and everyone who missed out on Dame and Jrue. Were the Bucks somewhat hoisted on their own petard with their insistence on secrecy?Plus, why Nate thinks it’s possible that James Harden will still be on the Sixers past the trade deadline, and John and Nate evaluate the Devin Vassell extension and what it means for the market.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
10/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Training Camp Eve

John and Nate look at the latest news, including Kelly Oubre’s signing in Philadelphia and whether it makes sense for the Pacers to trade Buddy Hield. Then, we continue with more great mailbag questions:Players we expect to have big leaps in output this yearThe team whose offseason looks good now but could blow up in their facesDo owners who are more involved hurt their teams?Who would have the best package in a trade for Joel Embiid?Which of the league’s top-20 players are most likely to be elsewhere in the next 2 years?For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
9/26/202355 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mailbag Du Jour

We start with the topics du jour: discussion of Team USA’s disastrous World Cup; the league’s new resting policy and its effects, Kevin Porter, Jr.’s arrest for domestic violence, Trey Murphy III’s injury, and the Lakers signing Christian Wood.Then, more great mailbag questions:What are the best skill improvements we’ve seen?When should a team rebuild, go all-in, or something in between?And, a long discussion on who is the GOAT GM?For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
9/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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Late Summer Mailbag

It’s about time to find out what’s on our listeners’ minds via a late summer mailbag. We’ve got some great questions:What do we think of the Knicks lawsuit vs the Raptors?How about the NBA fining James Harden $100,000?How secure are “wink-wink” deals?Is it possible each of the top-5 teams in the East is worse next year?Which stars make a sum greater than their parts?Which year will Luka be the top player in the league, if ever?Who would be the best fitting big for the Lakers to sign?What do we think of the criticisms that the new CBA limits contracts for mid-market guys?How do frozen draft picks and exceptions to the salary cap work?For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
8/31/202356 minutes, 12 seconds
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Summer League Superlatives 2023

John and Nate lock in on everything that took place in Las Vegas during NBA Summer League, and answer the following questions:Who will be the best rookie this year, and who will have the best career?Who changed your opinion the most for the better?Most disappointing player“I nailed this one,” guys who looked exactly like you thought they wouldWho are you worried about?Best defensive player?Best rookie in the 2nd half of the first round?Best “sleeper,” i.e. 2nd round or undrafted?Best sophomore?“Too good for summer league?”Wish you were hereMost overrated summer league?Most underrated summer league?Victory lap (prematurely)Looking rock solid, just going to be a solid NBA playerPick you totally didn’t understand that was confirmedMost enjoyable player to watchFor every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
7/28/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Best and Worst of Summer 2023

John and Nate review the signings of 2023 and pick:Best Contract Worst contractMost surprising contract  Best minimum signingBest Exception signingBoom or Bust?  Most impactful signing for 2022-23Most impactful long-term signingBest under the radar signingAnd, most importantly, we pick our best meal in Vegas.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode ad-free, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
7/13/20231 hour, 29 seconds
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Free Agency Tour de Force

John and Nate discuss the big initial trends of free agency, focusing on the big cap space teams. How would we rank Detroit, Houston, Indiana, Oklahoma City, Orlando, San Antonio, Sacramento, and Utah for how their cap space flexibility was used.We also have debates on the Jerami Grant contract, the Dillon Brooks contract, the Domantas Sabonis renegotiation and extension, and much more, including a live reaction to Miles Bridges taking the qualifying offer.Of course, there’s a big discussion on the potential futures of James Harden and Damian Lillard.Plus, why do John and Isiah Thomas apparently think so similarly?For every Hollinger & Duncan episode, five additional ad-free episodes per week from Nate and Danny and much more, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Offseason Sale!
7/3/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 28 seconds
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Debating the Beal Trade and the NBA Draft

John and Nate have quite different takes on the Bradley Beal trade, with John not being a fan and Nate liking it. Then a big discussion of the NBA draft as they each give their top-10 on their board. All the big questions are definitively answered, including what the Hornets should do at 2, what to make of raw high-upside guys like Cam Whitmore and the Thompson twins, which of Jarace Walker and Taylor Hendricks is a better power forward prospect, plus John’s sleepers for later in the draft.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode, five additional ad-free episodes per week from Nate and Danny and much more, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Offseason Sale!
6/20/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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H&D: Veteran Extensions Part 33 1/3

John and Nate continue last week’s discussion as we cover all of the veteran extension candidates throughout the league, such as Anthony Davis, Donovan Mitchell, Jamal Murray, Dejounte Murray, Lauri Markkanen, Giannis Antetokounmpo, DeMar DeRozan, Klay Thompson, and more.We also get into an extensive analysis of what Golden State can do to reduce their luxury tax bill and how Michael Winger should approach Kristaps Porzingis’ free agency in Washington.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode, five additional ad-free episodes per week from Nate and Danny and much more, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Offseason Sale!Listen to Nate and Danny live call playoff games via Playback. Bookmark the schedule of games.
6/7/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Topics of May

With Boston winning Game 4, what are their chances against Miami?What is going to happen with all these prime coaching vacancies and prime coaches available? We assess the quality of the openings and the candidates. Plus, what do we think of the calls to fire Joe Mazzulla.Then, a look back on some of the key coaching questions of the playoffs, and we pick a playoff MVP and first-team all playoffs.Finally, John discusses some of the topics discussed at the NBA combine.For every Hollinger & Duncan episode, five additional ad-free episodes per week from Nate and Danny and much more, subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Offseason Sale!Listen to Nate and Danny live call playoff games via Playback. Bookmark the schedule of games.
5/25/20231 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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Lottery Madness

How do John and Nate feel about San Antonio as a landing place for Victor Wembanyama? What should they be trying to do to build around him?In the rest of the lottery, which picks might be available in trade? How will the new CBA affect these trades?The Sixers have moved on from Doc Rivers. Was it the right decision?Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s Nerd Nosh as well. DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fmWatch playoff games with Nate & Danny via Playback.  International League Pass viewers can watch the game on Playback; it’s second screen for US viewers until next season! Bookmark the schedule of games.
5/17/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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2023 Playoffs Week 3

John and Nate discuss the key news of the week, with Mike Budenholzer being fired in Milwaukee and Dillion Brooks being told he will not return under “any circumstances” in Memphis.Then, a look at all 4 second round series through 2 games. Who has the advantage between LA and Golden State? Why has Denver gone out 2-0 against Phoenix, and who would Denver rather face in the Conference Finals?We also pick our MVP of the playoffs, discuss the best and worst coaching jobs, and biggest surprising and disappointing performances.And, of course, who has withstood the PLAYOFF CRUCIBLE?Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s Nerd Nosh as well. DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fmWatch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games.
5/5/20231 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
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2023 Playoffs Week 2

With all series through 5 games, John and Nate discuss the Bucks’ collapse, whether this season is indeed a “failure,” and hit on where the Bucks can go from here.Plus grading the playoffs so far for various superstars around the league, what will happen in the Grizzlies/Lakers series, and of course who withstood the PLAYOFF CRUCIBLE and who turned to ASH.Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s Nerd Nosh as well. DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fmWatch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games.
4/27/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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The 4th Annual Playoff Extravaganza

John and Nate look ahead to the playoffs and discussMost interesting seriesLeast interesting seriesIndividual player matchup you are most interested in seeingStar player with the toughest matchupStar player with the easiest matchupBest coaching matchupBiggest coaching mismatchSeries with the most variablesRotation players most likely to have their roles cutDeep rotation players who could emergeMost important non-star player who will affect the outcome of a seriesBest playoff defenseBest playoff offensePlus, we pick every series until the Finals, with some really interesting disagreements.Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s stats nuggets as well.  
4/14/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 38 seconds
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Top-10 Players in the NBA

For the first time, John Hollinger joins Nate to rank the top-10 players in the NBA. Where do Embiid, Giannis, Steph, KD, Jokic, LeBron, Tatum, and Luka come in?  There are significant disagreements at the top on how to weight established playoff performance against regular season value and the potential for improvement.  The discussion goes all the way down to players in the 20s.Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s stats nuggets as well.  
4/7/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Playoff Field is Set in Our Minds

John and Nate predict the playoff field, but really use the exercise as an excuse to discuss where the 5 teams they are ruling out of the playoffs are going from here.Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s stats nuggets as well.  DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
3/31/202350 minutes, 46 seconds
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Coach Rankings 2022-23

It’s time again to look at the coaching profession and decide which coaches we’d want coaching our team for the next 4 years.  It’s a tough year to evaluate coaching with some of the best coaches having down years and other surprising young coaches coming up with less of a track record.Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s stats nuggets as well.  DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
3/17/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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Contender or Pretender?

It’s time to look at each team with big expectations this season and figure out whether they are contenders or pretenders.Also, a look at why Quin Snyder took the Atlanta job and what his task looks like from a coaching and personnel perspective.But first, John and Nate rule two teams out of the playoffs and discuss where this season leaves them.Catch every Hollinger & Duncan Episode on Dunc’d On Prime, plus five more Episodes per week with Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux. You also get Daily Duncs, Dan Feldman’s newsletter analysis of the most important NBA writing and news of the day, and Seth Partnow’s stats nuggets as well.  DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
3/1/20231 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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We Aren’t Done With the Deadline

John provides his front office insider perspective on the drama with Gary Payton II’s failed physical and the 4-team trade.Then we discuss the biggest overall trends and takeaways from this deadline, including why the prices for players have gone sky-high and the chances that will change in the future.We also pick our most obscure player traded, and look back on our pre-trade deadline draft where we picked the teams most likely to make a move.Finally, the top buyout candidates and their best fit, including where would make sense for John Wall or Russell Westbrook.To get the full discussion plus every Hollinger & Duncan episode and much, much more, subscribe to to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale before it ends:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
2/12/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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Trade Deadline Extravaganza Sneak Preview

John and Nate discuss everything they can on the deadline.  The front office perspective on the Suns/Nets trade, the biggest winners and losers, which teams improved the most this year and in the future, our favorite and least-favorite moves, and much more.To get the full episode plus every Hollinger & Duncan episode and much, much more, subscribe to to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale before it ends:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
2/10/202310 minutes, 23 seconds
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Big Questions for the Deadline

Using the Mock Trade Deadline as a guide, John and Nate discuss the values for the key players going forward at this deadline.  Who would be the ideal target for the Bucks? Which team that isn’t really being discussed could make a big move?But first, we rule two teams out of the playoffs and discuss the state of their organizations going forward.To get even more trade-deadline coverage – including our mock trade deadline – subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
2/2/202358 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trade Deadline Draft

John and Nate draft all of the teams in the NBA in order of the greatest likelihood to make a significant move at the trade deadline, with plenty of analysis on each team's chances of shaking things up.To get even more trade-deadline coverage – including our mock trade deadline – subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
1/26/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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[Better Audio] Who Are the Future Hall of Famers?

John and Nate review the resumes of active players that we think are more likely than not to be Hall of Famers, including locks if they retired tomorrow, borderline vets, players on the path, and also select young stars just beginning their careers that we expect to make it.To get every Hollinger & Duncan episode (and much, much, much more), subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime:DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm
1/12/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Top Prospects in the NBA 2022-23

John, Danny, and Nate rank the top prospects 23 and under in the NBA. Which of these players would we most want on our franchise for the rest of their careers?We also rank which players were hardest to rank, and who has the potential to move up or down this list the most in the next year.Subscribe to Dunc'd On Prime with our Seth Partnow Sale!duncdon.supportingcast.fm
12/31/20222 hours, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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"Real Good" Podcast: Creating a Player-First Business Model with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert

In this episode of Real Good, Commissioner of the WNBA Cathy Engelbert shares how she approached the development of a landmark agreement to improve player pay and benefits, and our hosts and guests dive into what needs to change in order for women pro athletes to be celebrated in the way they deserve. Use this link or search  "Real Good" in your podcast player to subscribe.
12/16/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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Lower-Tier Organization Rankings 2022-23

The last 10 teams in our organization rankings, plus which teams were the biggest risers and fallers over the past year, which organizations are the most over- and underrated, which were hardest to rank, and the organizations with the most potential to rise and fall over the next year.Take advantage of our Special Seth Partnow Sale! Sign up here for Dunc'd On Prime, the only place to get all Hollinger & Duncan episodes and Seth's new content!
12/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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H&D: Mid-Tier Organization Rankings 2022-23

John and Nate continue their organization rankings with some major disagreements about teams in the mid-pack. Why are the Bucks not top-tier despite winning a championship? How do we reconcile the huge plusses and minuses from the Pelicans? How about Phoenix’s good track record and weird process? Plus a few more interesting teams that are rising in the rankings.Take advantage of our Special Seth Partnow Sale! Sign up here for Dunc'd On Prime, the only place to get all Hollinger & Duncan episodes and Seth's new content!
12/7/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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H&D: Organization Rankings 2022-23; Seth Partnow is Joining Dunc’d On!

John and Nate go through their top-tier organizations, trying to make sense of the myriad changes in the league and its teams over the last year. What ownership and management would we want running a team that we were a fan of?Then, Seth Partnow, former head of analytics for the Milwaukee Bucks, discusses his new role with Dunc’d On Prime which includes posting a couple times a week and proprietary stats support. He introduces some of the new stats he’ll be providing, plus some observations he’s gleaned from his analysis early in the season.You can read Seth's introduction to Dunc'd On here.Take advantage of our Special Seth Partnow Sale! Sign up here for Dunc'd On Prime, the only place to get all Hollinger & Duncan episodes and Seth's new content!
11/25/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 25 seconds
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One-Month Season Prediction Mulligans

John and Nate look back at their season predictions and take some mulligans on their worst efforts. Then each ranks their top-3 predictions that most needed a re-do.Sign up here for Dunc'd On Prime, the only place to get all Hollinger & Duncan episodes. If you want to know more about Dunc'd On Prime and why we're making this move, please read this letter from Nate to our listeners.
11/17/202257 minutes, 37 seconds
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Time to Panic?!?!?!?!?

The Brooklyn Nets embarrassment continues with Kyrie Irving’s anti-semitic controversy and the hiring of Boston’s suspended coach Ime Udoka.On the actual basketball floor, is it time to panic for the Nets?  How about the 3-5 defending champion Warriors? John saw the Clippers in person, can they get out of this tailspin? And the Wolves haven’t looked the way they want to with Rudy Gobert, what are the chances of that Improving?Plus, we ensure a team will immediately go on a 3-game winning streak by ruling them out of the playoffs.Sign up here for Dunc'd On Prime, the only place to get all Hollinger & Duncan episodes. If you want to know more about Dunc'd On Prime and why we're making this move, please read this letter from Nate to our listeners.
11/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Extension SZN; Notable Season Predictions

John Hollinger and Nate Duncan discuss some absolutely fascinating extensions completed over the last week, including Kevin Porter, Jr., DeAndre Hunter, Nassir Little, Jordan Poole, and Andrew Wiggins.Then John explains his pick of the 76ers to win the championship, and they discuss other season prediction agreements and disagreements. Sign up here for Dunc'd On Prime, the only place to get all Hollinger & Duncan episodes. If you want to know more about Dunc'd On Prime and why we're making this move, please read this letter from Nate to our listeners.
10/19/202259 minutes, 38 seconds
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H&D on Prime Teaser: the Draymond Suspension and Dan Feldman's Daily Duncs

Why John would have suspended Draymond, and why Nate wouldn’t have. Plus, the Thursday Daily Duncs. Get the full Hollinger & Duncan episode only on Dunc'd On Prime.You can sign up for Dunc'd On Prime here. If you want to know more about Dunc'd On Prime and why we're making this move, please read this letter from Nate to our listeners.Thursday Daily Duncs (10/13/22)Patrick Beverley-Russell WestbrookSomething or nothing? In the Lakers' preseason loss to the Timberwolves yesterday, Patrick Beverley tried to bring his floormates together during a stoppage. Russell Westbrook didn't join.As much as Beverley has talked up his fast friendship with Westbrook now that they're teammates in Los Angeles, there are many years of them being nemeses.But I'm going with nothing.Westbrook, who was called for a foul on the preceding play, might have been talking to a referee. Though resisting Beverley's continued attempts to wave him into the huddle, Westbrook high-fived Beverley while taking his spot outside the paint. By that time, Westbrook might have thought he was too late to huddle and it was time for the free throw.Mostly, it's the high-five that does it for me. That's a key piece of evidence people overly thirsty for Lakers drama are overlookingDraymond GreenThe Warriors didn't suspend Draymond Green for punching Jordan Poole in the face.Why not?Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:I'm told that the Warriors, they put a significant amount of weight on the fact that opening night was ring night, that the players are going to get their rings. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Steph Curry – their fourth championship in Golden State. The banner is going to be raised. They did not treat this like it was one of 82. They didn't want to suspend Draymond Green and keep him from that. Now, if this incident had happened in the regular season or if this had just been a normal opening night and they weren't there as defending champions, there probably would've been a suspension for Draymond Green.This strikes me as reasonable. Green was integral to the Warriors winning the championship. The ring-and-banner ceremony is a uniquely special moment in celebrating that massive accomplishment.There are two, overlapping questions about how Golden State should have punished Green: How severe should the punishment have been? What punishment is appropriate? You can think Green deserved a harsher penalty than he got while believing suspending him for ring night wouldn't have been a fitting punishment.My problem with the logic, though: Why didn't the Warriors just suspend Green for their previous two preseason games (which he missed anyway while away from the team) and maybe their last preseason game tomorrow (which he'll probably play in)? If Golden State wanted to send a message of a suspension while allowing Green to attend ring night, that would have been an easy middle ground.Instead, the Warriors went out of their way to say Green's weeklong absence wasn't a suspension.Jeanie BussRich Eisen asked Lakers owner Jeannie Buss who's in her inner circle.Buss:“People are fascinated with that for some reason. I could ask you, do you ever ask Mark Cuban who his inner circle is? Or Joe Lacob who his inner circle is? There’s just something about being a woman I think people feel like, ‘Oh, what crutches does she need, or what does she lean on, because she’s not capable of doing it herself.’ I have great people that I work with. People seem most interested in Linda Rambis, who I’ve been working with for over 30 years. I’ve operated in the same style since I started working with the organization and, even before that, with the Great Western Forum putting on events. And I build – I’m a leader. I’m not a dictator. I like to build consensus. I like to hear from everybody at the table. And then ultimately people need to understand, I’m the governor of the team, and I’m held accountable for every decision that’s made both business and basketball. So if anything goes wrong, it’s on my watch, and I’m held accountable for it.”People are fascinated with Buss' inner circle because they care about the Lakers. People caring so deeply about the Lakers has made Buss a lot of money, by the way. The franchise has made numerous questionable-at-best decisions, and people are so invested in the team, they want to understand who's behind those decisions.There has been major interest in the Mavericks' power structure under Mark Cuban. Ditto the Warriors under Joe Lacob, though winning breeds contentment. The Lakers can't just tell fans to relax and trust the front office.What does Buss mean when she says she's held accountable for the Lakers' decisions? She's not at risk of losing her position. She'll suffer the financial losses (or, more accurately, lesser financial gains). But she can just try again next time. As the Robert Sarver situation showed, owners are – in many ways – above accountability.People in basketball operations usually aren't.Unless they operate in the shadows of Jeanie Buss' inner circle. In that case, they're fairly well shielded.Damian LillardTrail Blazers star Damian Lillard revealed more about his 2021 offseason meeting with LeBron James and Anthony Davis at LeBron's house in Los Angeles.Lillard, via Logan Murdock of The Ringer:“Like, man, what if that happened? What if I did go? I thought about it. At that point, I was thinking about a lot of things.”Lillard added: “I was like, ‘If I’m going to ever look at a different situation than mine, I’m going to look at one where I know I’m going to have a great chance to win.’”Lillard landed where he always does: loyal to Portland. I think it's cool Lillard has his own values and continues to stick with them. There are obviously temptations to join better teams.However, I'm not sure the Lakers had enough ammo to trade for Lillard. Maybe if he demanded a trade specifically to Los Angeles. Maybe. But it's tough to imagine how the Trail Blazers would've reacted to something so out of character.Lillard's meeting with LeBron and Davis at LeBron's house sounds similar to Russell Westbrook's meeting with LeBron and Davis at LeBron's house. The Lakers, of course, traded for Westbrook that summer.Tyler HerroThe Heat signed Tyler Herro to a four-year, $120 million contract extension. (The deal could theoretically be worth $130 million with incentives. Emphasis on theoretically.)Want an idea how these negotiations unfold (beyond just listening to our annual Mock Rookie Extensions podcast, of course)?Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:Herro said Tuesday that the Heat made its initial extension offer on July 1, the first day that he became eligible for one. The first offer was four years, $100 million, Herro said.The Heat, over the ensuing weeks, raised the offer to “like $112 [million], then $120 [million] and then $130” million, factoring in potential incentives, Herro said.The significance of the Heat offering Herro an extension July 1: That shows they wanted to keep him rather than use him in a trade for someone like Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell. Once he signed the extension, Herro counts at his actual 2022-23 salary outgoing in a trade but the average of his salaries in 2022-23 and the four seasons of the extension outgoing.Simply, trading Herro became far more complicated with the extension – a burden Miami wouldn't have accepted if wanting to trade Herro. The Heat were apparently willing to accept that limitation as early as July 1.Andre DrummondBulls center Andre Drummond has made 3-of-4 3-pointers this preseason.Like many centers, Drummond relishes opportunities to play like a guard. With the Pistons, Stan Van Gundy did the best job satisfying Drummond's desire to touch the ball more often, having the center serve as a passing hub from the high post. Drummond was actually good at that. Forays into shooting have been more erratic.Drummond tried to make himself a threat from beyond the arc his last season-and-a-half in Detroit, but he connected on just 6-of-59 triples (10%).Maybe this will be different.If not, Chicago could again tap Drummond's passing. Already an offense not defined by traditional positional roles, the Bulls are down a playmaker with point guard Lonzo Ball injured.Zach LoweZach Lowe of ESPN published the top 10 of his annual League Pass Rankings.The most watchable team: the Brooklyn Nets. And on some nights, I totally agree. They have the lure of massive untapped upside – or the possibility of spectacular failure. But when Kyrie Irving is out, there just isn't the same appeal (in either direction).The safer pick is Lowe's second choice: the Golden State Warriors. Their chemistry is under the microscope after Draymond Green punched Jordan Poole. Plus, not only do the Warriors play a well-established enjoyable style of basketball, they're trying to integrate several intriguing youngsters, creating a compelling present-vs.-future debate.Patrick EwingGeorgetown posted an enjoyable video of Patrick Ewing watching his current Hoyas players trying to name 90s Knicks by pictures. Considering these Georgetown players weren't even born when Ewing last played for New York, I thought they did pretty well. But it is fun to watch them struggle.For anyone – Hoya or otherwise – wanting to brush up on their 90s Knicks, I recommend "Blood in the Garden" by Chris Herring.Sacramento KingsThe Kings installed a bell in their practice facility to honor certain overlooked plays. Harrison Barnes earned the first ring by taking a charge. But when someone hit the bell, it broke.Classic Kangz.They have since replaced the bell.Trey Murphy IIISpeaking of bloopers, Pelicans forward Trey Murphy III broke up Kyle Lowry's hit-ahead pass to Bam Adebayo – right off the backboard into New Orleans' own basket. Adebayo quickly raised his hand to claim credit for the bucket, which he was entitled to as the closest Heat player.-Dan Feldman
10/13/202226 minutes, 27 seconds
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Wemby Stadium

We recap the enthralling Victor Wembanyama vs Scoot Henderson showdown in Vegas. Are these guys generational prospects?Then a breakdown of the Tyler Herro extension in Miami, followed by a breakdown of the best and worst offenses in the NBA. Which teams do we expect to pace the NBA this year after so many of the best offenses a year ago made big changes? Plus, can last year’s worst get out of the cellar?With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.As of mid-October, the full suite of Hollinger & Duncan episodes will be available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime. Become a member!
10/5/202254 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hollinger & Duncan is Moving to Dunc'd On Prime!

John and Nate discuss the new plan for the show and the reasons behind their move to Dunc'd On Prime.You can sign up for Dunc'd On Prime here. If you want to know more about Dunc'd On Prime and why we're making this move, please read this letter from Nate to our listeners.
9/28/20223 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sarver Gone; C’s Knees; CBA Negotiations

With Robert Sarver starting the selling process, it is clear that the NBPA is the most powerful union in sports now. What else can we take away from this sordid tale?An epidemic of knee injuries has hit the NBA. How will the setbacks for Robert Williams, Lonzo Ball, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander affect their teams?With the deadline to sign the qualifying offer approaching, what will happen with Miles Bridges and the Hornets?We also discuss potential CBA changes for the midseason tournament and the age limit.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.As of mid-October, the full suite of Hollinger & Duncan episodes will be available exclusively on Dunc’d On Prime. Become a member!
9/21/202248 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Good Are the Cavs? What’s Next for Utah? Who is the League’s Worst this Year? Plus more Mailbag.

In the wake of acquiring Donovan Mitchell, how good is Cleveland now and in the next few years? What else would they need to contend? Did Utah make the right call taking Cleveland’s package? What will become of the rest of Utah’s veterans?Then we look at how Utah will fit in to the bottom of the league now, and which of the 7 contenders we expect to have the 3-worst records and a 14% shot at Wembanyana.Plus, we take more mailbag questions.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Subscribe to Nate's podcast Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!
9/7/202248 minutes, 46 seconds
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Which Rebuild Looks the Best; RJ Barrett Extension; Chet Injury; Mailbag

John and Nate look at RJ Barrett’s extension in New York. Would we have done it, and what does it mean for the Mitchell trade?Is there an issue with players like Chet Holmgren playing in Pro-Ams? And how will his career and OKC’s trajectory be influenced by his Lisfranc injury?Then more great summer mailbag questions, including which team has the best rebuild, OKC, ORL, HOU, or DET?What would have happened if the Lakers never traded for AD?Who are the most forgettable Finals teams of the past 40 years?With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Subscribe to Nate's podcast Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!
8/31/202258 minutes, 55 seconds
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Summer Mailbag 8.19.22

Tons of great questions from our listeners: LeBron’s extension, the playoff series that most changed our opinions on a player, why handshake deals for future legal contracts are considered cap circumvention, the effect of the Ben Simmons settlement, what would surprise “casuals” the most about the day-to-day life in a front office, should we have a max salary, and more.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Subscribe to Nate's podcast Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!Watch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games.
8/19/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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Summer League Prospect Extravaganza

Nate and John watched dozens of hours of Summer League, and now convene to discuss some of the standout players, for good or for ill. Included:The best rookieWho changed your opinion the most for the betterMost disappointing player“I nailed this one,” guys who looked exactly like you thought they wouldWho are you worried aboutBest defensive playerBest rookie in the 2nd half of the first roundBest “sleeper,” 2nd round or undraftedBest sophomore“Too good for summer league” Most overrated summer leagueMost underrated summer leaguePremature Victory LabLooking rock solidPick you totally didn’t understand that was confirmedMost enjoyable player to watchWith @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Subscribe to Nate's podcast Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!
8/2/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Best and Worst of the Offseason

First, a look at the Donovan Mitchell saga in Utah. Would we try to trade for him as the Knicks? And what dynamic will influence the negotiations?Then we go through the offseason and pick:Best Contract  Worst contractMost surprising contract   Best minimum signingBest Exception signingBoom or Bust?  Most impactful signing for 2022-23Most impactful long-term signingBest under the radar signingWith @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Subscribe to Nate's podcast Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member! 
7/21/202256 minutes, 37 seconds
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LIttle to Discuss

With a week to chew on it, we look at some of the trends augured by the Rudy Gobert trade.It looks like the KD saga is going to continue for some time. Why is that, and how long can the rest of the league wait to conduct their business? If KD’s trade value is lower, what can really be done to get players to “honor” their contracts?We also discuss Donovan Mitchell destinations and go through to see how many teams really would be interested in him. Finally, which prospects are we most interested to see in Summer League?With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Subscribe to Nate's podcast Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!
7/7/202249 minutes, 8 seconds
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KD Trades; Gobert Live Reaction; Murray Trade; Free Agency Reaction

John and Nate go through each team and determine whether it would make sense for them to trade for KD, then try to figure out what will eventually happen. We discuss Kyrie’s destination, then pivot to a live reaction to the Rudy Gobert trade. How good are the Wolves now, and what is the fit like with Gobert and KAT? A look at a few winners and losers of free agency, a discussion of the Dejounte Murray trade (remember that?), and finally discussion of the unprecedented Miles Bridges situation.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Subscribe to Nate's podcast Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week.Become a member!
7/1/20221 hour, 14 seconds
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The Highest Upsides in the 2022 NBA Draft

A slightly different angle on draft discussion, as we talk the highest upside players in the draft.  Nate and John have two different players as the top-2 upside guys.  We also discuss the considerations for the Sacramento Kings as they may look to move the number 4 pick.Plus, John discusses his memories of the trades from the top of the 2018 draft.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!
6/21/202258 minutes, 54 seconds
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Veteran Extensions 2½ Part Deux

Yeah, people don’t listen to the sequel as much as the original, but we’ve got more veteran extensions to discuss! Dillon Brooks, Caris LeVert, Jaylen Brown, Christian Wood, Larry Nance, Seth Curry, Jerami Grant, and more headline this week’s episode.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!Watch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games.
6/15/202252 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Key Veteran Extensions of the Summer

With the decline of cap space and free agency, much of the key action revolves around veteran extensions. Tons of players are up for them, from KAT to Devin Booker among young stars, LeBron James and Damian Lillard among older stars, key Warriors players, possible trade candidates, basically every key vet on the Raptors, Myles Turner, and many more.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!Watch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games.
6/8/202255 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Most Interesting Players This Offseason

We start with a recap of the playoffs, our predictions, and what surprised us. Then a look ahead to the Finals and more predictions.Then the main event, as we pick our most interesting players of the offseason and discuss their potential fates.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!Watch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games.
6/1/202253 minutes, 58 seconds
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Nuggets Big Loss; Grizz Offseason; Conference Finals Takeaways

John shares his reporting on some of the details of Tim Connelly moving to the Wolves and we discuss what to make of this from the Minnesota and Denver sides.We catch up on the conference finals, and pick the All-Playoffs first team, surprise players, and coaching moves we’ve liked in the playoffs.And finally, what happens with Kyrie this offseason?With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!Watch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games..
5/26/202244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lessons of the Second Round

What’s next in Phoenix and Philly after very disappointing ends to the season? How should they handle the impending free agencies of Deandre Ayton and James Harden? Are they doomed to repeat these seasons if they run it back, or should they avoid overreacting?Plus what are the big lessons of this crazy second round going forward?  And who will face off in the NBA Finals?With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!Watch playoff games with Nate & Danny live via Playback. Just log in with your TV provider or League Pass and get the game and our commentary all in one window! Bookmark the schedule of games.
5/16/202258 minutes, 24 seconds
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Bucks/Celtics for the NBA Championship? Playoffs Week 4

The 1 seeds restored order in their respective series. How did they do it and how can the 4s respond? Is Golden State playing at a championship level right now? And is this Bucks/Celtics series going to determine the NBA champion? How can Milwaukee get back on track defensively?Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
5/11/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 13 seconds
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Suns Scorch Luka: Playoffs Week 3

Will the Suns ever cool off after their complete destruction of the Mavs and Luka Doncic in Game 2?What will be the next adjustment in the Boston Milwaukee series, which feels like it’s already been 4 different series in one?Can Memphis pull the upset on Golden State if Ja Morant continues to be the best player in the series?And Philly Miami…will continue for at least 2 more games.Finally, we discuss the Sacramento Kings coaching search.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
5/5/202257 minutes, 12 seconds
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Revenge of the Defenses

A number of stars have had really disappointing playoffs so far–is defense back?Is there any hope to keep Jaren Jackson out of foul trouble? What will happen to the Sixers and Wolves going forward? And who is our predicted NBA champion?Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
4/27/202256 minutes, 4 seconds
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2022 Playoffs Week 1

Are Phoenix and Milwaukee sunk with the Booker and Middleton injuries? Who is the favorite now? What have been the best coaching adjustments? And the most surprising and disappointing players?Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via  iTunes   RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. 
4/21/202257 minutes, 53 seconds
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Playoff Extravaganza

A different approach to the playoffs, in which John and Nate discuss:Most interesting seriesLeast interesting seriesIndividual player matchup you are most interested in seeingStar player with the toughest matchupStar player with the easiest matchupBest coaching matchupBiggest coaching mismatchSeries with the most variablesRotation players most likely to have their roles cutDeep rotation players who could emergeMost important non-star playerBest playoff defenseBest playoff offenseThen we make our picks for the entire playoffs as well as our picks for playoff MVP and coach of the playoffs.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
4/14/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Future Rankings 2021-22–Part 2

We get to the talented young teams with upside like Toronto, Charlotte, Atlanta, New Orleans, plus rebuilding teams like Detroit and Houston. Which team would we most want to be a fan of for the next 5 seasons, based on their talent, upside, coaching, organization, and market? How much do we value present vs future? How about good teams that may not have the upside vs wild cards that could blow up?Also, we finally disagree when ruling teams out of the playoffs as we set our final fields.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
3/31/202250 minutes, 51 seconds
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Future Rankings 2021-22

Which team would we most want to be a fan of for the next 5 seasons, based on their talent, upside, coaching, organization, and market? How much do we value present vs future? How about good teams that may not have the upside vs wild cards that could blow up?Also, we rule 2 more teams out of the playoffs.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
3/23/202252 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trade Deadline Retrospective 2021

A look back at the 2021 trade deadline. What did we think at the time, and how has our opinion of these moves changed based on the events of the past year and change?Included: the Nikola Vucevic trade, the Aaron Gordon trade, the Norman Powell/Gary Trent trade, the PJ Tucker trade, and a bunch of non-moves like the Raptors not trading Kyle Lowry and the Lakers not trading for Kyle Lowry.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
3/16/202255 minutes, 56 seconds
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Coach Rankings 2021-22, Part 2

The second half of the league still has some pretty good coaches, indicating the profession is in a pretty good place.  Plus we rank the best developmental, playoff X’s and O’s, best system, and more.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
3/9/202252 minutes, 2 seconds
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Coach Rankings 2021-22

John and Nate update their coaching rankings for the 2021-22 season. We define how to evaluate a coach and then get into the best coaches in the NBA. Where do Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr, Ty Lue, Nick Nurse, Erik Spolestra, Rick Carlise and company rank, and can any younger coaches break into the mix?Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes,  RSS Feed  or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
3/2/202253 minutes, 23 seconds
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Top-75 Gifts and Snubs; Who Are the Favorites Now?

John explains his formula for ranking the Top-75 of All-Time, and we go through and list our biggest snubs and the biggest gifts onto the NBA’s Top-75 team.Then we rule a team out of the playoffs, and take a look back on their season and what it means for the future.Finally, we assess our favorites in each conference after the trade deadline.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
2/24/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Front Office Perspective on the 2022 Trade Deadline

A look at all the biggest moves, including Harden/Simmons, Porzingis to the Wizards, Derrick White to the C’s, why more buyers and sellers couldn’t come together, and much more. Plus great questions from listeners on Twitter Spaces.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
2/11/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rookie/Sophomore Draft

Inspired by All-Star weekend and the ASSistant coaches, John and Nate do their own draft of the rookies and sophomores based on their long-term potential. Where do Cade, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, and the rest fall on the list?Then some interesting Spaces questions, including which two players we’d want to guard LeBron and MJ in a game of 2 on 2.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
2/2/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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Listener Trade Submissions; The Best Young Trade Assets

A look at the young players who might be available in trade at the deadline, and how we would value them compared to future picks.Then, we get into some really interesting trade ideas from listeners, including Ben Simmons, Jerami Grant, Lu Dort, De’Aaron Fox, and more.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
1/26/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 44 seconds
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Trade Target Rankings 2021-22

A look at all the key players who are most likely available in trade at the deadline.  What should be the price for key players like Ben Simmons, Jerami Grant, Myles Turner, Harrison Barnes, Eric Gordon, and more? Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
1/19/202259 minutes, 3 seconds
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Picking the All-Stars 2021-22

John and Nate go through a difficult slate to pick their All-Stars for the season. Plus we rule another poor team out of the playoffs.Finally, some fun questions via Twitter Spaces, including the Bulls’ deadline priorities and evaluating a fake Simmons trade.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
1/12/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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Who SHOULD Be Traded in 2021-22

H&D’s trade coverage begins with a look at the major players that SHOULD be traded, even if their teams may not be thinking so.  Plus some fun questions via Twitter Spaces.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
1/5/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Sophomores Re-Draft

A check-in on how the 2020 draft looks 13 months later.  LaMelo vs Edwards for number 1? Who would go number 4 was a mystery at the time, who would it be now? Which teams made the best and worst picks? What were our own hits and misses? And who do we still believe in, damnit?!Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
12/29/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hardship Season; Kings and Lakers at the Deadline

We discuss John’s trip to the Wild West G-League showcase, as players are being signed at a crazy pace.  What it it like in the front office right now?What is the mood in the league about how the NBA is dealing with the Omicron outbreak?Then a look at how the Kings and Lakers should and will approach the trade deadline.We also take some fun questions from Twitter Spaces, looking at the teams LeBron has beaten in the playoffs, why so many old vets are getting call-ups over younger G-Leaguers, and who will be the best player traded at the deadline?Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
12/22/202156 minutes, 2 seconds
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Trade Season Begins; Ainge in Utah; Steph 3-Point King; Should the NBA Change the Protocols?

A wide-ranging conversation: Danny Ainge taking over in Utah, Steph Curry’s brilliance, the NBA’s next steps with the H&S protocols, what the Pels should do with Zion Williamson (hint, not a win-now trade), the Blazers’ trade deadline conundrum, and whether the Cavs should be active at the deadline.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
12/16/202157 minutes, 58 seconds
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Organization Rankings 2021-22: Bottom-Third

John and Nate rank their bottom-third organizations in the NBA. Which owner and front office would we want working for our favorite team if we were fans?Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
12/8/202156 minutes, 8 seconds
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Organization Rankings 2021-22: Mid-Tier

John and Nate rank their mid-tier organizations in the NBA, with some interesting disagreements on the Bucks, Wizards, Bulls, Suns, and Knicks among others. Which owner and front office would we want working for our favorite team if we were fans?Plus, we eliminate a team from the playoffs.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
12/1/202154 minutes, 28 seconds
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Organization Rankings 2021-22

John and Nate rank their top-10 organizations in the NBA.  Which owner and front office would we want working for our favorite team if we were fans?Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
11/24/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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West Coast Swing

A look at the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings from John’s West Coast swing. A few minutes on the potential outcomes of the Robert Sarver situation in Phoenix. Plus our weekly tradition of ruling a team out of the playoffs.Then some great questions from listeners on players’ skill atrophy and the Grizz plan to become a contender.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
11/17/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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Season Predictions Mulligans 2021-22

Alas, less than a month into the season it appears many predictions have gone awry already.  Which predictions would John and Nate like back about teams like the Warriors, Lakers, Nets, Clippers, and Bulls? Plus ruling a team out of the playoffs and a reordering of the top-5 of their draft boards.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
11/10/202151 minutes, 22 seconds
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Time to Panic?!?!?

A look at the Pels, Lakers, Mavs, Nuggets, and Nets, ruling a team out of the playoffs, and some great questions on the Celtics and Grizzlies.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
11/3/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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What is Overtime Elite? Rookies Showing Out; Which Surprise Teams Are For Real?

John discusses his recent visit to Overtime Elite’s pro day, and whether the league’s model is viable. Then a look at the exciting 2021 rookie class, followed by discussing whether surprise teams like Chicago, Charlotte, New York, and Golden State are for real.  We close with a live listener mailbag via Twitter Spaces, including a look at which West teams match up best with the others and a Toronto/Dallas fake trade..Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
10/27/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 40 seconds
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Extension Season; What’s the Simmons Endgame Part 97; Live Listener Q&A

John and Nate disagree on the Suns non-extension of Deandre Ayton.  We hit on some of the other big extension storylines involving Jaren Jackson, Jr., Grayson Allen, Donte DiVincenzo, and Jonas Valanciunas.  Plus yet another look at the Ben Simmons situation.We close with some great questions from listeners on shortening the schedule, the Spurs, and the Blazers.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
10/20/20211 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Will Kyrie Return? What’s the Simmons Endgame? Preseason Projection Disagreements

John is back from his holdout to discuss Kyrie Irving’s future with the Nets. Would he have made the same decision as Brooklyn to hold him out?Ben Simmons has returned to Philadelphia. What’s the end game for he and the Sixers now, and who is to blame for it getting to this point?Nate and John also go through some of their biggest disagreements in projecting teams this year.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.
10/13/202155 minutes, 6 seconds
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Summer League and Free Agency Potpourri

First we regale the listeners with tales of summer leagues past. Then a look across the free agency landscape with some of our best and worst deals of the free agent period, plus our overall impressions on some trends.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/11/202156 minutes, 51 seconds
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Draft and Free Agency Outlook 2021

John and Nate discuss the New Orleans/Memphis trade and what it says about each franchise’s future plans, then look at a fascinating back half of the top-10 and what those teams should do with their picks.We also discuss some of our most mystifying teams in free agency, before taking questions on the draft and free agency from Spotify Green Room.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/28/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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How the Bucks Did It; Draft and Free Agency Disagreements

How the Bucks managed to overcome the Suns and become NBA champions.Then, disagreements on the draft. Nate and John talk thru their differing opinions on Scottie Barnes and Jalen Green in particular.Plus a look at some free agents that might be more controversial, like Duncan Robinson and Jarrett Allen.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime,  exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/22/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mailbag! Value of Bigs; Hawks’ Future; NIL Effects and More

A mailbag from Twitter, including how these playoffs effect the value of bigs, John Collins and the Hawks’ long-term plans, how NIL rules will affect the NBA, whether Giannis made the right decision to stay in Milwaukee, how to value inefficient stars, and more.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/14/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 33 seconds
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NBA Finals Adjustments; Playoff Awards; Brooklyn Offseason; Listener Questions

The chess match of the 2021 Finals is underway. What can the Bucks do differently to slow down the Suns’ midrange attack? We give our playoff awards, including MVP, best game by a player, best overall game, most surprising and disappointing players, and more.A look at an interesting offseason for the Brooklyn Nets.And we take listener questions via Spotify Green Room.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/8/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Playoff War of Attrition; Combine Scuttlebutt; Portland Drama

These NBA playoffs are unprecedented from an injury perspective, what should we take away from everything that’s happened so far and who is the favorite going forward?Portland’s last few weeks have been a PR nightmare. How much does all this matter with the future of Damian Lillard?John gets into some of the trade rumors from the draft combine, and we take listener questions via Spotify Green Room.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/30/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Lottery Fallout; Rules Changes; Playoffs; Simmons Trades

What are the implications of the lottery for teams like GSW, OKC, and Toronto?How can the NBA fix its replay for out of bounds calls, and are the new rules on “abnormal” shooting motions going to work?A look ahead to Bucks/Hawks, and then a look at what the Sixers can do with Ben Simmons trades.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/23/202157 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kawhi, KD, CP, Wiz, Pels, Mavs

John and Nate on the implications of Kawhi Leonard’s ACL injury, Chris Paul being placed in the health and safety protocols, the Wizards and Pels moving on from their coaches, and Donnie Nelson leaving the Mavericks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/16/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Portland Trail Blazers, LA Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Memphis Grizzlies Offseasons. Can the Milwaukee Bucks Compete? And Playoffs MVP

Where do some of the more interesting vanquished playoff teams go from here?  What does the future hold for Jazz/Clippers, Nets/Bucks, and Sixers/Hawks?Plus our weekly Locker Room hangout.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/9/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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Brad Stevens to Lead the Boston Celtics; Brooklyn Nets vs Milwaukee Bucks Outlook; NBA Playoffs Week 2 Wrap-Up

John and Nate discuss the stunning news that Brad Stevens will take over running the Boston Celtics after Danny Ainge’s departure. Then we look ahead to an epic Bucks/Nets series, update our predictions for the rest of the playoffs, and recap some of the big coaching decisions of the week.  Plus some fun Locker Room questions on playoff injuries, a Porzingis/Kemba swap, some interesting Dallas intel, and more.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/2/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 22 seconds
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Playoffs Week 1 and Revised Predictions

We go through what we’ve learned about the 8 playoffs series and make predictions on how the rest of the NBA playoffs will shake out. We focus on what the Clippers can do differently, whether the Lakers can push through LeBron’s injury, and why the Jazz may now be the favorite in the West. Plus why Milwaukee and Brooklyn could be the best series of the playoffs.We also hit on some coaching hits and misses, and surprising and disappointing players, before taking questions on the Clippers, Kawhi’s future, and the Celtics’ future from Locker Room.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/26/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 45 seconds
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Playoffs Outlook and Awards Debate

We start with John’s award picks, hitting on some of our different philosophies plus why John has Gobert #2 on his MVP Ballot. Then we look ahead to the first round of the playoffs, looking at: Most interesting series Least interesting series Star player with the toughest matchup Star player with the easiest matchup Best coaching matchup Biggest coaching mismatch Series with the most variables Rotation players most likely to have their roles cut Best playoff defense Best playoff offense MVP of the first round Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 31 seconds
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Nikola Jokic and the Players With the Most To Prove These Playoffs

After getting John’s front office perspective on the Nate Bjorkgren situation in Indiana, we discuss Nikola Jokic. John anointed him the best player in the NBA, Nate has him substantially behind LeBron, Kawhi, Steph, and others. Also, a discussion of the other players with the most to prove in the playoffs, plus the teams we project will NOT make the playoffs, as we make our final predictions for the playoff field.Then we wrap with a fun Q&A segment, answering your questions live on Locker Room.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/5/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Enormous Extensions of the 2021 Offseason

A ton of key veterans are eligible for mega-extensions in the 2021 offseason. We discuss the dilemmas faced by the Warriors and Steph Curry, the Nets and James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving, the Wizards and Bradley Beal, the Heat and Jimmy Butler, and many many more.Then we wrap with a fun Q&A segment, answering your questions live on Locker Room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/29/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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Coach Rankings 2020-21 Part 2

The coaching ranks are better than ever, but some coaches have to be in the bottom half of the league. We get to the remainder of our rankings.Then wrap with a fun Locker Room hangout, talking OKC’s offseason and the RFA market, Mike Conley’s next deal, whether the “metagame” isn’t varied enough, and more.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/21/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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Coach Rankings 2020-21 Part 1

The top half of our coach rankings. Where do Nick Nurse, Brad Stevens, Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, Erik Spoelstra, Rick Carlisle, and more rank? Plus how to deal with the more unproven but promising coaches?We wrap with a fun Locker Room hangout as we take some really interesting questions about our coaching rankings.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/14/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 28 seconds
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Reassessing the 2020 Trade Deadline

We all do our instant reactions to the trade deadline, but how do those look a year later. We hold ourselves accountable and go back to reassess our takes on the big moves like the D’Angelo Russell trade, the Justise Winslow trade, the Robert Covington trade, and more.We wrap with a fun Locker Room hangout as we take some really interesting questions from listeners live on the air.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/7/202158 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is the Buyout Market Broken? Championship Predictions; Locker Room Hangout

We discuss the state of the buyout process and the potential impact of some of the latest signings. Then we size up the championship contenders in each conference. We wrap with a fun Locker Room hangout as we take some really interesting questions from listeners live on the air.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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Trade Deadline 2021 Spectacular!

We look at the deals that happened, the deals that didn’t, and hand out some categories like biggest winner and losers for players and teams, the best and worst individual moves, the most consequential move for this year, the most consequential move for the future, the biggest risk, and the most boring move.Then a fun Locker Room hangout as we take some really interesting questions from fans live on the air.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/26/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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Trade Target Rankings; Locker Room Hangout

Which players do we project to get the highest return at the trade deadline? A look at John Collins, Kyle Lowry, Harrison Barnes, Larry Nance, Thaddeus Young, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Richaun Holmes, and more.Then a fun Locker Room hangout as we take some really interesting questions from fans live on the air.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/17/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Pierce Firing; Sorting Out the Top of the West; Best Players of the Gubble

Despite the Hawks meeting (our) expectations, deserve ain’t got nothing to do with it for Lloyd Pierce.John thinks Utah is the favorite in the West. Nate does not. We discuss that, plus how the top four teams in the West match up with Phoenix now in the 2nd seed.Having pored through film of the G-League Bubble, John gleefully introduces this week’s Michelob Ultra Player of the Week and talks about other potential call-ups.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/3/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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Four Under-the-Radar Stories; All-Star Reaction; Wolves’ Coach Process

West (good) and East (bad) All-Star reaction.The Wolves continue a tumultuous stretch firing their coach. We get into the process of hiring Chris Finch from Toronto.We pick 4 under-the-radar stories, including what the NBA will do for the playoffs, veteran extension candidates, Brooklyn becoming the class of the East, and of course we rule two teams out of the playoffs.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/24/20211 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Picking the 2020-21 All-Stars

John and Nate go deep on the All-Stars to pick starters, locks, and the back end of the rosters. We get into some controversy with a few differences of opinion filling out the final spots in the East and the West, plus we each rule a team out of the playoffs.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/202157 minutes, 12 seconds
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Future Rankings Continued; G League Ignite Impressions

John shares his thoughts on the first game for the G League Ignite. Then we continue with our future rankings taking a look at which teams we’d most want to be fans of for the next five years. Finally, we wrap up by ruling one team out of the playoffs. Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/10/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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Future Rankings: The Good

A long look at which teams we'd most want to be fans of for the next 5 years. That includes which teams will win the most games, of course, but also which teams have the best chance of winning a championship, have the most exciting player, and overall have the best organizations. Our conclusion: the next 5 years are wide open.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/202158 minutes, 4 seconds
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Would We Have Done the Harden Trade? What to do with KPJ? What Does a Scouting Database Look Like?

John and Nate discuss whether they would have done the Harden trade at the price the Nets paid, how the Cavs and other teams should handle the volatile situation with Kevin Porter, Jr., we rule 2 teams out of the playoffs, and finally John discusses how NBA teams apportion their scouting resources.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Can the NBA Continue? Which Surprise Teams Are For Real?

A look at the NBA’s evolving COVID situation, and what should be done as they try to continue the season. Plus which surprise teams are for real, and which will regress. And, some hilariously outdated James Harden trade talk.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/13/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is It Time for Teams to Panic?!?!?

John and Nate look at the slow starting teams in the league and discuss how worried they and their fans should be, and whether they’ll be able to turn it around. Featured: Toronto, Miami, Boston, Portland, Minnesota, Golden State, Denver and Sacramento.Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On has become Dunc’d On Prime, exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/6/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Standout Trends, Teams, and Rookies; Team Mailbag Questions

A look at the first 8 days of the NBA season, focusing on the biggest trends, which teams have deviated from expectations, and the 2020 rookie class.Then a fun mailbag: Should the max contract be reformed, how long will Joe Lacob pay huge money for mediocrity, where do the Mavs go in 2021 free agency, how has Deni Avdija looked so far, and more.Starting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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Huge Mailbag: Best/Worst Extensions, Preseason Questions, and More

John and Nate answer your questions. Details on rookie extensions, the best and worst from the team side, the best and worst of the preseason, what the Hawks do about John Collins, where the Mavs go from here, whether Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, or Josh Hart is better (yes we get granular) and a ton more mailbag topics.Starting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/23/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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Preseason Predictions

Who are the main championship contenders heading into the season, and who do we expect to win it all? We also discuss our top candidates to take home some of the major awards for the 2020-21 season, including MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Most Improved Player. Starting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/17/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 20 seconds
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Biggest Preseason Disagreements

Sharing our thoughts on the Paul George extension and what it means for the future of the Clippers. Then we discuss where we disagree with our expectations for the Warriors, Lakers, Wolves, Pels, Hawks, Pacers and Rockets this season before wrapping up by answering your questions. Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 37 seconds
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Wall for Westbrook; Offseason Disagreements; Contender Tiers

Reacting to the Russell Westbrook-for-John Wall swap. What does this mean for the Rockets, and will the Wizards have enough to go grab a playoff spot? Find out which two teams in particular John and Nate disagreed on with our offseason grades. Then we wrap up by answering listener questions and placing the 2020-21 contenders into tiers. Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/3/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Giannis Sweepstakes, How Good Are the Hawks? Best/Worst Deals of Free Agency

A look at the Atlanta Hawks after they acquire Bogdan Bogdanovic. How is Lloyd Piece going to manage the rotation with all these new pieces?Giannis, a 2021 free agent, determined much of 2020’s free agency. Will he extend in Milwaukee?What to make of the Pels’ offseason after they got Steven Adams but also made a great Jrue Holiday trade?Plus our favorite and least-favorite deals.Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/25/20201 hour, 57 seconds
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What Happened with Bogdan; What Do Warriors Do Next; Harden Trade Options; Draft Winners and Losers

Why did the apparent deal for Bogdan Bogdanovic fall apart, and how much did “tampering” have to do with it?With Klay out, what is the Warriors’ next move?Is James Harden to Brooklyn fait accompli?Plus recapping all the draft night moves and our winners and losers.Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/19/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 14 seconds
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John and Nate Debate the Top-10 of the Draft

We have substantial disagreements at the top of the draft on players like James Wiseman, Onyeka Okongwu, Deni Avdija, and Anthony Edwards. We flesh those out here and of course take questions from listeners on Twitch, plus some discussion of the Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook trade scenarios.Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 12 seconds
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NBA’s December Restart Proposal; Morey in Philly; 2021 Playoff Picture; Your Questions

John and Nate discuss the idea of a December start date for the 2020-21 regular season and its implications for the league at large. Then we react to Daryl Morey joining the Sixers as president of basketball operations and take some questions on potential moves they could make. Plus, we revisit our playoff predictions from last season and pick the teams that are least likely to make it next season with what we know now. Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/29/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Most Likely Players to Be Traded; SVG and Bjorkgren Hirings; Your Questions

John and Nate create their lists of the players most likely to be traded in the next year, and take questions on a bunch of fun fake trades in the chat.But we started with a discussion of what the hirings of Nate Bjorkgren and Stan Van Gundy mean in Indiana and New Orleans.Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/22/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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Morey Out; Lue to Clippers; MJ vs LeBron; The Best and Worst Cap Sheets

The surprise news of Daryl Morey’s firing, and what this means for the Rockets going forward.Was Ty Lue the right hire in LA?What are the arguments in the MJ vs LeBron debate? Is it now eye of the beholder, or is MJ still clearly on top?We go through the best and worst cap sheets in the NBA going forward, and take a ton of interesting questions in the chat.Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/15/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Most Likely Contracts to Get Dumped; Finals MVP, Playoffs MVP; Twitch Chat

A wrap-up of the first 4 games of the Finals, plus whether Goran Dragic could have changed things.The Finals MVP, plus MVP of the playoffs and First Team All-Playoffs (17:49).Then we go through the cap and tax situations for teams that will be looking to move money. Who are the most likely players to be salary dumped (35:00)?Then we hit on some really interesting questions from Twitch, including who the Wolves should and will take at #1, how the Mavs can get Luka some help, what the Bulls do at 4, and more (1:00:00).Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/8/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus Episode! Are the Finals Over? Should the Clippers Have Moved on From Doc? More Free Agency Mailbag

Takeaways from Game 1 of the NBA Finals.Were the Lakers born on 3rd base?Every aspect of the Doc Rivers situation.More free agency questions, including the next Duncan Robinson G-League signings, moving Al Horford, Andre Drummond’s future as a Cav, and more.Plus we take some really interesting questions live on Twitch. Catch H&D live on Twitch every Thursday at 2:30 ET/11:30 PT. Follow and sub! Twitch.TV/NateDuncanNBAStarting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBA.Subscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/1/202047 minutes, 51 seconds
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2020 Free Agency Mailbag! What Did We Learn From the Playoffs?

What are the big lessons we learned from the playoffs? And is zone defense here to stay?We discuss how Miami and LA will match up in the Finals. (18’)A long mailbag looking ahead to 2020 free agency, including the options of Gordon Hayward, Jerami Grant, and Mike Conley, what the Hawks and Hornets should do, what Dallas’ path forward is, and more. (31’)Starting September 8, Nate’s podcast Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/28/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds
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Playoff Winners and Losers and the Effect on Free Agency; The Clippers Plan

A long look at the Clippers’ demise. What are their chances of improving next year, how do they maximize them, and did they already squander their best chance?We pick our big playoff winners and losers, focusing on superstars whose perception has changed and free agents to be.Starting September 8, Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/21/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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What do the Vanquished in the West Do Next; Playoffs Best/Worst Week 4

What do the Rockets, Thunder and Jazz do from here? A look at the futures of James Harden, Daryl Morey, Chris Paul, Danilo Gallinari, Rudy Gobert, and more.We pick the playoffs’ best team so far, look at the best and worst of the coaching matchups, most surprising and most disappointing players, and pick our current playoff MVPStarting September 8, Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member!With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bucks Bad, or Miami Good? Giannis Future, Looking Ahead in all 4 series, Playoffs Best/Worst

We do 30 minutes on every angle of the MIA/MIL series. How much is Bud to blame, or is it the roster? How good is this Miami team they’re getting killed by? And what would we advise Giannis to do in the future if the priority were only winning?With Houston and LA tied at 1-1, which team can better exploit the other’s apparent weaknesses going forward?Who has the advantage as Toronto and Boston prepare for a pivotal Game 5?And does the Nuggets’ Game 2 victory mean they can compete in the series? How can the Clippers slow down Jokic?We also pick our playoffs best/worst teams.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player.Starting September 8, Nate's Dunc’d On Podcast is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Become a member! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/7/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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Playoffs Week 2; What Happens in Exit Interviews

A comprehensive look at the second week of the playoffs, including Denver/Utah and the crazy shooting, the Boston/Toronto rockfight, a look ahead to a potential Lakers/Rockets series, and more. Plus the best/worst coaching jobs, most surprising players, All-NBA playoffs edition and playoff MVP, and more. Plus Nate asks John what happens in a front office once a team is eliminatedStarting September 8, Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Get one-time only pricing as a Founding Member.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/31/20201 hour, 33 seconds
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Playoffs Week 1; Should the Warriors Trade the Pick; Philly Postmortem;

A comprehensive look at the first week of the playoffs, including which series changed our opinion the most, whether we’d change our Finals picks, best/worst coaching jobs, most surprising and disappointing players, All-NBA playoffs edition, and which role players withstood the playoff crucible. We also hit on what Golden State should do with the #2 pick and what got Philadelphia into this situation.Plus Nate asks John what playoff time is like in the front office.Also, note starting September 8, Nate's pod Dunc’d On is exclusively ad-free four days a week. Get one-time only pricing as a Founding Member.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/24/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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First Annual Playoff Extravaganza

A different approach in looking ahead to the playoffs. We pick our favorites in some key categories for the first round, and do overall playoff predictions. Included: Most interesting series Least interesting series, non Brooklyn/Orlando division Most interesting individual player matchups Star player with the toughest matchup Star player with the easiest matchup Best coaching matchup Biggest coaching mismatch Most obvious starting lineup change Rotation players most likely to have their roles cut Deep rotation players who could emerge  Best playoff defense  Best playoff offense  With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/16/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 3 seconds
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Who Has Changed Our Opinion in the Bubble?

It’s only been 6 games in the bubble, but it seems like so much has changed. Which teams and players do we feel differently about based on the last week and a half, and how does that change their projections for the playoffs and beyond?With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Five Minutes on the Challengers in the Bubble

5 minutes on the 10 teams challenging to be part of the postseason in the bubble. We hit on some of the biggest surprises to date, handicap the playoff race going forward, and hit the most pressing questions for each squad. Don’t worry, the Nets and Wizards are at the end.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Five Minutes on Each Contender

John and Nate spend 5 minutes on the 12 teams with a chance to win a playoff series. We discuss questions like the closing lineups, underrated strengths and vulnerabilities, favorable and unfavorable playoff matchups, and more.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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Eight on the Delete 8

Taking eight minutes per team to talk about the Delete 8 that won't be in Orlando. We free form with the most intriguing questions about these teams heading into the offseason, like how their young players are looking, who they should target in the draft, how much to pay their free agents, and more.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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Listeners Ask Us to Pick More of the NBA’s Best

Listeners submit more fun categories for John and Nate discuss the NBA’s best.Included: The most average player at every position Most likely to coach Best NFL player in the NBA Most unfairly labeled as “good stats, bad team” Most fairly labeled as same Best team at developing talent The best roll and pick-and-pop men Best pick-and-roll duo Best screener Best cutter Best fundamentals With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/6/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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Debating the NBA’s Best

John and Nate discuss the NBA’s best in a ton of fun categories.You ever have those debates with your friends about those nebulous topics like who is the best passer in the NBA? Who is the smartest player? The fastest? The most and least athletic? We’re here for you to debate the answer in these and a bunch of other NBA categories.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/22/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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SPECIAL - Locked On's Black Lives Matter Roundtable - 8 Locked On Hosts discuss life as a black man in America

In an eye-opening discussion, Ross Jackson (Locked On Saints) Aaron Freeman (Locked on Falcons) Tony Wiggins (Locked On Jaguars) John Hickman (Locked On Texans) Chris Carter (Locked On Steelers) Keith Pompey (Locked On 76ers) Coty Davis (Locked On Texans) and Your Boy Q (Locked On Raiders) come together for a special Locked On Podcast Network Black Lives Matter Roundtable. These eight Locked On hosts share their first-hand experiences as black men in America. When was the first time they clocked racism in their lives? What are the pet peeves they experience as a black man? In the wake of George Floyd's killing, does this movement feel different than those of the past? What needs to happen for this moment in time to have a lasting impact on society and to result in real gains for social justice? And, will these experiences change the next generation?  We take a momentary pause in our daily sports talk for this revealing and important special podcast episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/11/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Return of the NBA

John and Nate discuss every aspect of the NBA's return to play. How the players will be kept safe, who we expect to make the playoffs, whether this is the best format, what happens to the "Delete Eight," and more.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/20201 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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The Best Overseas Veterans for the NBA

A dive into the tape to find the best veteran players overseas who might fit in the NBA. John and Nate found the best players who have already been eligible for the draft but are still under 30 to try to find the ones who could most help an NBA team. They start by giving an insight into their scouting process, what things to look for and look out for in overseas players, then discuss the top fifteen or so players overseas before each picking their top three that might realistically help an NBA team.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/2/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 22 seconds
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Top-5 Free Agents at Every Position

Projecting the top-5 free agents at every position, including potential suitors and how much guaranteed money we project each player to get. With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/24/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 8 seconds
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John and Nate Debate NBA Awards

Every once in awhile, even John and Nate disagree. They sent each other their NBA awards picks and saw where they disagreed, then spent over an hour arguing about who is right--respectfully, of course.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/17/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Most Overrated Players of All-Time

Which players are way overrated compared to how much they contributed to winning basketball? John and Nate combed through the historical archives to find the players whose contributions don’t quite match their historical reputations, and finally picked their top-3 most overrated players.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Most Underrated Players of All-Time

Which players haven’t gotten their historical due over the years? John and Nate each pick their top-3 most underrated players ever, in comparison to how they are publicly perceived. Included: Some players who should be Hall of Famers, Hall of Famers nobody talks about, and some players who should be talked about in the top-10 ever but are not.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
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Better Now, Better Then

Which players from yesteryear would be better in today’s game, and which players in today’s game would be better playing in previous eras?With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/26/20201 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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The Greatest Individual Seasons Ever -- Conclusion

Finishing up the greatest individual seasons ever. John and Nate go back and forth nominating the best seasons ever, regular season and playoffs (limit 2 per player). In part 2, we discuss Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain and the evolving conceptions of their careers, discuss potential nominations from a few other Hall of Famers, and each pick our top-3 seasons ever.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/202057 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Greatest Individual Seasons Ever

A look at the greatest individual seasons ever. John and Nate go back and forth nominating the best seasons ever, regular season and playoffs (limit 2 per player). In part 1, we discuss some of the most underappreciated seasons of all-time, including the best from Oscar Robertson, KG, Dwyane Wade and Dr. J, plus we pick the best seasons for LeBron, Jordan, Magic, Hakeem, Shaq, Bird, and Kareem.In part 2, to be recorded next week, we’ll discuss Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain and each pick our top-3 seasons ever.With @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/13/202059 minutes, 29 seconds
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Who is A Future Hall-of-Famer?

Which active players will and should make the Hall of Fame? John and Nate break it down, from current locks, to borderline veteran players, to young stars on a Hall of Fame trajectory.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
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Hindsight is 2019

John and Nate look back at their favorite and least-favorite moves of the 2019 offseason. How do the big moves like the AD, PG, and Westbrook trades look in hindsight? Plus we spotlight some under-the-radar great and not-so-great moves that stuck out to us. Finally, we look back at which moves our opinions have changed the most on.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/29/20201 hour, 51 seconds
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The Worst Teams of the Decade Tournament

We decided to do some research, settling on a tournament to determine the worst team of the decade. The result, an 8-team tournament, LOSER advances. Which weaknesses will opposing teams prove utterly unable to exploit? Which struggling players will be benched by their bad coaches for even worse players? We dive deep into these matchups to bring you the faceoffs you didn’t know you needed. With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Can the NBA Resume Play; John’s Favorite Basketball Memories

John and Nate look at what would have to happen for the NBA to resume play, and what that might look like when it does? What playoff format makes the most sense? Should all 30 teams be involved, and should there be any type of regular season? What do to about the draft, free agency, and the start of next season depending on when the NBA resumes play?Then Nate asks John about his favorite basketball memories, including his favorite game, favorite player to watch, most awesome play he's ever seen, and his favorite team (non-Memphis division).Finally, a word on how to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your communities.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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What Keeps Contenders Up at Night, Brooklyn Pivots, How Execs Deal With Media

We look at Brooklyn’s move with Kenny Atkinson, and why “deserve ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.” The media reporting around the move provides a good lens for Nate to ask John how executives deal with the media, particularly what they perceive as unfair reporting.Then a new feature born of Nate’s tossing and turning, what keeps contenders up at night. A look at the biggest issues the Clippers, Lakers, and Bucks face, plus a debate on whether the Thunder are a threat in the playoffs.Finally, eliminating two more teams from the playoffs, with a discussion of what we can take away from their seasons.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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Coach Rankings 2019-20

We look at the state of NBA coaches and rank them 1-30, considering the following criteria: Talent vs Results Do lineups/player usage make sense? Offensive/defensive system Does the team play hard? Locker room harmony Player development Harmony with front office Late game coaching Playoff adjustments With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 6 seconds
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Where Do the Non-Playoff Teams Go From Here; When to Fire a Coach

We start by eliminating a team from the playoffs, then take a look at the teams we’ve eliminated from the playoffs so far and where they go from here. Which of these teams is in the best position, which has the best talent and management, and how has this year changed the future for these teams? Included: Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, Washington, New York, Detroit, Charlotte, Sacramento, and Minnesota.Then, in the wake of John Beilein’s departure, we discuss when it makes sense to fire a coach.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/24/202056 minutes, 4 seconds
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Trade Deadline Superlatives

John and Nate give their thoughts on the D’Angelo Russell/Andrew Wiggins trade, the Capela/Covington 4-teamer, Andre Iguodala for Justise Winslow, and more. Then we pick our trade deadline superlatives:Biggest winnerBiggest loserPlayer who most benefits from being tradedPlayer who is most hurt by a tradeSingle favorite moveSingle least favorite moveWho helped themselves the most for THIS year?Who helped themselves the most beyond this year?Most puzzling moveWhat was most different from expected?What went according to how you expected?Most boring, total financial move that only cap dorks would loveWhich deal do you wish would have gotten done?With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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More Trade Prep for Contenders: BOS, HOU, DEN, DAL, IND, TOR

We continue our deadline prep for the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, and Toronto Raptors. We discuss team needs, which players might be available, which players the teams should go after, and how much we’d be willing to give up for each of those players as these teams.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/31/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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Front Office Trade Deadline Prep for Contenders: MIL, LAC, LAL, PHI

Last episode John talked about what preparation goes on in front offices prior to the trade deadline. This week, we try to put that into practice with deadline prep for four key contenders, Milwaukee, the LA Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. We discuss team needs, which players might be available, which players the teams should go after, and how much we’d be willing to give up for each of those players as these teams.Then of course we eliminate another team from the playoffs to close the show.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/27/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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An Insider Look at NBA Front Offices at the Trade Deadline

The best insider info yet, as Nate grills John for an hour on the specifics of what happens in NBA front offices during the deadline. What information is prepared, how are calls made by buyers and sellers, what are the roles of the staff in the front offices, what do teams know about what other teams are doing, why are relationships and trust so important, what are the pros and cons of various negotiating strategies, and much more.Then of course we eliminate another team from the playoffs to close the show.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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NBA Draft 2020 Catch-Up

Nate grills John about the 2020 draft class that he’s followed closely for several years, including who he’d have number one, who the other contenders are, and which players he’s higher or lower on than the consensus. They also discuss how a draft rich in point guards will play out with a number of lottery teams that seemingly already have solutions at the position.Then our weekly elimination of a team from the playoffs, and a discussion of how practices play into front office evaluations.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/13/20201 hour, 52 seconds
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Trade Target Rankings

John and Nate look at which players available on the trade market teams should be valuing the most. After a look at the trade deadline from the sellers’ side a few weeks ago, now it’s time to look at the buyers’ side. If your team needs a point guard, or a center, we rank the players at each position that needy teams should target.  They also discuss the Andre Drummond situation in Detroit, and eliminate another team each from the playoff race.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/6/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Most Confusing Players in the NBA

John and Nate pick the players that they have had the most difficulty evaluating over the years, including a pair of highly-paid point guards. But before that, we catch up by eliminating 3 teams each from the playoffs. Then, John tells us what most surprised him about working for an NBA team when he first got in after working in NBA media.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/201958 minutes, 22 seconds
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Eastern Conference Every Team Mailbag

All 15 teams in the Eastern Conference in mailbag form. We hit on questions from our listeners for each team in the East in alphabetical order from Atlanta to Washington. Included: Why are the Hawks so bad and who deserves the blame? What do to in Brooklyn when Kyrie and LeVert are back? Can the Pistons get anything for Drummond or Blake? What can Miami do to improve? How would the East 3-6 shake out in the playoffs? What is Davis Bertans’ fate this summer?Timestamps: ATL (0:45), BOS (7:30), BKN (15:05), CHA (19:10), CHI (24:18). CLE (32:00), DET (38:10), IND (42:00), MIA (47:08), MIL (51:56). NY (56:06), ORL (1:01:03), PHI (1:10:08), TOR (1:15:47), WAS (1:21:12)With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/23/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 35 seconds
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Western Conference Mailbag!

All 15 teams in the Western Conference in mailbag form. We hit on questions from our listeners for each team in the West in alphabetical order.Timestamps are as follows: DAL (1:56), DEN (7:37), GSW (16:06), HOU (21:42), LAC (27:03), LAL (33:16), MEM (39:27), MIN (44:10), NOP (48:53), OKC (55:50), PHX (1:00:00), POR (1:05:52), SAC (1:10:05), SAS (1:14:36), UTA (1:20:42).With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/16/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 57 seconds
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Who Should Be Traded?

With December 15 upon us, almost all of the league is eligible to be traded. John and Nate talk about what to expect from the general trade market this year and bounce around a ton of names to see who teams should be looking to trade in several categories. We close by looking at buy-low young players who might benefit from a fresh start and finally rule out 2 teams each from the playoff picture.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/9/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 5 seconds
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Four Under-the-Radar Stories; “Bad” Contracts Looking Good; Scouting in Person

John and Nate each pick two under-the-radar stories to talk about that haven’t received enough coverage in this busy early season, focusing on surprising teams and the 2019 draft.  Then a couple of mailbag questions on which “bad” contracts from this offseason are looking better, and whose big leaps forward will sustain, with a particular focus on Andrew Wiggins’ improvement.Finally John discusses the challenges of scouting players in person during the NBA season.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/2/20191 hour, 38 seconds
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Suns Playoff Hopes; NBA’s Schedule Proposal; How to Develop Players

A fun melange, first we catch up with our observations on the Suns and whether they can make the playoffs. Then a new feature as we will each eliminate a team from making the playoffs each week the rest of the year.The meat of the show is John and Nate rating the league’s proposed schedule changes, including reseeding the Final 4, a mid-season tournament, and a play-in tournament for the 7th and 8th seeds.We hit a couple of mailbag questions about which extensions are looking better or worse and Fred Van Vleet’s market next summer.Finally, an extended discussion on player development and how to use the G-League.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/25/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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NBA Organization Rankings, Part 2

John and Nate finish ranking every organization in the NBA based on who we’d want running our team. In part 2, we look at the bottom half of the league. We’ve got some disagreements on the Bulls, Cavs, and Hawks. We also struggle with some of the newer front offices like Minnesota, New Orleans, and Washington. And, of course, find out who we both agree should be dead last.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 17 seconds
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NBA Organization Rankings, Part 1

John and Nate rank every organization in the NBA based on who we’d want running our team. In part 1, we look at the top half of the league and reveal our individual rankings. In particular we’ve got some significant disagreements on the Spurs, Warriors, Nets, Rockets, and Thunder.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Long-Term Plans: TOR, ORL, DAL; When to Challenge; How to Navigate Conflict w/ Coaches

What is the future for 3 interesting teams at different points in the success cycle, Toronto, Orlando, and Dallas? For the Raptors, we assess where Pascal Siakam is as a foundational piece, plus whether it makes sense to move their veterans and what they might get on the trade market, plus how to set up for Giannis in 2021.  Orlando is off to a rough offensive start, is there a path forward into contention for this group or are major changes needed?We also look at how Dallas can get a 3rd piece to pair with KP and Luka, or whether they should try to fill in with role guys around them instead?Then we take stock of how coaches have been using challenges so far and when is the best time to use them.Finally we get into how a front office can address the situation when there’s a difference with the coach on how and who to play.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/4/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jump to Conclusions Week; 2020 Free Agency Outlook, How Teams Report Injuries to the Media

With jump to conclusions week in the books, what predictions are Nate and John thinking about revising? We’ve got major concerns about the Kings and Warriors, plus the Suns are looking a ton better.Then we look at the 2020 free agency and discuss why the extension market played out as it did, plus what the teams with cap space will do now with so many targets off the market. Plus what will happen with key veteran free agents like DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, and Mike Conley?We hit a couple of mailbag questions on what front offices have access to stats wise that laypeople don’t, and whether the league is doing enough to help small markets. And John explains what goes into team reporting about injuries and disabuses Nate of a theory or two.Finally we talk about some of the games we’ve seen in person over the last week. With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/28/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Controversial Rookies, Controversial Teams, a Mailbag, and How Teams Make Cuts

John shows he'll give us the closest look behind the curtain of running an NBA franchise that we’ve ever seen. To start John and Nate discuss some of the rookies who will over- and underperform their draft slots and debate three West playoff contenders whose fortunes they disagree on this season.  Then a mailbag from listeners, including the definitive answer on the value of midrange shots that will put an end to all discussion of this issue forever, how important ball movement is for an offense, what John thinks of his PER metric almost 20 years later, and whether Knicks fans have anything to look forward to this year. We finish up with discussing how cuts are made in camp. What kind of influence do coaches have, what happens if you have to convince the owner to eat guaranteed money, and whether it’s better to have a solid 15-man roster coming into camp.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/19/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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Hollinger & Duncan Coming Soon!

John Hollinger and Nate Duncan give you a sneak peak at what to expect from their new pod this season.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20198 minutes, 40 seconds