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Season Preview: Bank Account Watch for Upcoming Free Agents

10/16/2018
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Phil and Joel take a look at a group of players with a lot to prove, and earn, in the upcoming NBA season.

Duration:01:00:46

Season Preview: Playoff Picks

10/14/2018
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Phil and Joel make their playoff picks heading into this week's season tipoff.

Duration:00:57:52

Dysfunctional Franchises, Kyrie Irving

10/9/2018
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Phil and Joel continue their season preview by discussing three of the most dysfunctional franchises in the NBA heading into the season. They also cover Kyrie Irving and his contract situation after recent comments to Celtics fans.

Duration:00:57:21

Season Preview: High Variance All Stars

10/3/2018
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Phil and Joel put their own spin on the players and teams with the widest range of outcomes coming into the NBA seasons. They discuss which players will exceed or fall short of expectations and debate teams from their over/under episode from last month.

Duration:01:19:36

Franchise Player Rankings, Timberwolves Drama

9/23/2018
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Phil and Joel reveal their annual rankings of the top 10 players they'd start a franchise with. They also cover the Minnesota Timberwolves in the wake of Jimmy Butler's official trade request, Karl Anthony Towns' contract extension, and latest front office drama.

Duration:01:16:57

Bleacher Report's Howard Beck on the Timberwolves, Raptors, and Boogie Cousins

9/3/2018
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Phil and Joel are joined by Bleacher Report's Howard Beck to discuss the drama in Minnesota, the changing culture of the Toronto Raptors, Boogie Cousins, and much more. Links: Howard on Twitter Howard on Bleacher Report NBA Nerd Night on Twitter

Duration:00:46:09

NY Times' Sopan Deb on the Celtics, Manu Ginobli's Retirement, and Why the NBA is the Best

8/27/2018
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Sopan Deb of The New York Times joins for a wide ranging conversation on the Celtics, Manu Ginobli's retirement, the entertainment value of the NBA, and performing stand up comedy for Daryl Morey. Links: Sopan on Twitter Read Sopan in The New York Times NBA Nerd Night on Twitter

Duration:01:04:27

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 of Free Agency

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

Cavs and Rockets Come Back to Life

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 against the Warriors. 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 Senior NBA Writer 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