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Predicting Win Totals For All 30 Teams

8/15/2018
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Phil and Joel use the unveiling of Vegas' over-unders as a reason to predict win totals for all 30 teams, and discuss the biggest discrepancies between their picks and Vegas lines.

Duration:01:00:39

Rockets, Lakers, and the Offseason's Worst

7/31/2018
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Phil and Joel discuss teams that have taken a step back based on offseason moves, including the Rockets and Lakers.

Duration:00:50:46

ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz on Team Culture, Iso-Ball, and Coach Bud's Bucks; Offseason's Most Improved

7/24/2018
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Phil and Joel discuss their most improved teams from the offseason. Then, they are joined by ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz for a wide ranging discussion on organizational culture in the NBA, the sustainability of isolation play, Mike Budenholzer's expected impact on the Bucks, and which young players are best positioned to be franchise altering talents. Links and notes: Arnovitz on the Hawks Arnovitz on the Bucks NBA Nerd Night on Twitter

Duration:00:56:06

Kawhi Trade, Lakers

7/20/2018
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Phil and Joel connect for a short, weekend episode to talk through the Kawhi Leonard - DeMar DeRonzan trade after having a few days to digest. Also, the Lakers are fun.

Duration:00:37:57

Politics in the NBA and Celtics Talk w/ Politico's Jason Schwartz

7/17/2018
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Phil and Joel are joined by Politico's Jason Schwartz to discuss politics in the NBA, how it differs from the NFL, and the implications of politics mixing with professional sports. Then, they chat about the Celtics and if Boston fans underrate other foes in the Eastern Conference. Notes: Follow Jason on Twitter Read his work on Politico

Duration:00:29:43

Best and Worst Free Agent Signings

7/11/2018
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Phil and Joel continue to analyze NBA free agency by ranking their best and worst signings so far.

Duration:01:15:30

LeBron is a Laker, Rest of Free Agency Pt. 1

7/1/2018
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Phil and Joel discuss LeBron's move to the Lakers, Paul George's decision to stay in OKC, and much more from the first weekend in NBA free agency.

Duration:01:12:37

Lakers, Fit vs. Upside, Draft Recap

6/26/2018
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Phil and Joel recap the NBA Draft, discuss drafting for fit or upside, and debate if the Lakers location still presents a sizable competitive advantage.

Duration:00:57:32

NBA Draft, Kawhi, and the Rise of Iso-Ball

6/19/2018
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Phil and Joel take a quick look at the upcoming NBA Draft before touching on Kawhi Leonard's trade request. They spend the rest of the episode discussing a question from a listener on the rise and impact of isolation play in the NBA.

Duration:01:09:17

Sixers Front Office, Mailbag Episode

6/10/2018
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With the Finals expected outcome in the books, Phil and Joel take a look at the Sixers front office situation in the wake of Bryan Colangelo's resignation, and take questions from listeners.

Duration:01:19:15

Future of the Celtics and Rockets, Game 1 Finals Recap, Kevin Durant's Impact

6/2/2018
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Phil and Joel look back on the Celtics and Rockets and the future impact of their Game 7 losses. Plus they touch on the semi-interesting NBA Finals and talk about Kevin Durant's impact on the Warriors. Also, some Earl Boykins and Phoenix Suns chatter!

Duration:01:08:24

Conference Finals Momentum

5/22/2018
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Phil and Joel discuss the Celtics' struggles, the Cavs' adjustments, and if the Rockets can turn it around. Also, another edition of "Did this dude just did this?"

Duration:00:41:10

Paul Flannery, SB Nation and Lessons from Game 2

5/17/2018
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Phil and Joel are joined by SB Nation's Paul Flannery (@Pflanns) to discuss the Celtics run, where they're going and what's overlooked about their success. Paul also shares a few stories from his days covering the Sixers during the Allen Iverson era. Then Phil and Joel give their lessons from game 2 of the Conference Finals. Show notes and links: https://twitter.com/Pflanns https://www.sbnation.com/authors/paul-flannery When Paul first met Joel:...

Duration:00:42:11

Conference Finals, Rookie Redraft

5/14/2018
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Phil and Joel recap Game 1 of Cavs-Celtics, look forward to the rest of the series, and preview Warriors-Rockets as the series tips off. They also do a quick rookie redraft.

Duration:00:54:04

Live Pod - Lessons of the 2nd Round

5/9/2018
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Phil and Joel sit down on Joel's porch to check in on what we're learning in each of the 2nd round series.

Duration:00:46:13

Playoff Headlines - Thunder, Cavs, Sixers, Celtics and More

4/30/2018
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With the 2nd round of the playoffs kicking off, Phil and Joel share their takeaways from the 1st round, discuss the future implications for eliminated teams, and take a look at what's to come in 2nd round matchups.

Duration:00:58:43

First Round Check In: Overachievers and Underachievers

4/23/2018
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Halfway through the first round, Phil and Joel touch on players making significant impacts in their respective series, and those coming up short. Also, Phil comes to grips with a harsh reality.

Duration:01:08:30

Playoff Preview - Rd. 1

4/14/2018
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Phil and Joel preview the first round of the NBA playoffs - focusing in on matchups, nerdy stat pulls, and fun storylines.

Duration:01:11:55

Sixers-Cavs, Ode to Bad Teams

4/9/2018
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On this week's episode, Phil and Joel recap the exciting Sixers-Cavs game, take a quick look at the remaining Western Conference playoff implications, and spend most of the show celebrating and chastising the season performance of the 10 teams at the bottom of the NBA standings - all while ranking who has the best situation moving forward.

Duration:01:22:57

NBA Awards Show, Part 2

4/5/2018
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On pt. 2 of their season end awards, Phil and Joel make their picks for All-NBA.

Duration:00:44:47