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All Western Conference

12/9/2018
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Phil and Joel cover the Western Conference by highlighting a "headline," an interesting stat, an enjoyable player, and a prediction for each team.

Duration:01:17:38

Reviewing The Rookie Class

11/29/2018
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Phil and Joel discuss the best players from this rookie class at the quarter mark of the season by taking a look at their performance vs. comparable players from past years. They also rank this class vs. some of the best of the last 30 years.

Duration:01:14:03

Thanksgiving Quick Hits: Joel Embiid, Knicks, Bucks Offense, Celtics Woes

11/22/2018
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Phil and Joel connect on Thanksgiving morning to discuss Joel Embiid's two-way domination, Phil's Knicks experience, the Bucks vs. Warriors over the rest of the season, and the Celtics continued struggles.

Duration:00:36:11

Surging Clippers, Surprise Kings and Kemba vs. Jimmy Butler

11/18/2018
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Phil and Joel touch on the Hornets/Sixers matchup before going deep on the Clippers early season success and what's driving the Sacramento Kings surprise start. Donate to the victims of Woolsey and Hill fires.

Duration:01:06:57

Jimmy Butler Heads East

11/11/2018
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Phil and Joel unpack everything there is to consider with Jimmy Butler's trade to the Philadelphia 76ers for Robert Covington and Dario Saric.

Duration:00:55:51

Lakers, Bucks, Celtics Offense

11/4/2018
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Phil and Joel go deep on the Lakers after Phil's trip to Staples Center to catch the circus in person. They cover the fans, experience, and the latest drama with the team. They also analyze the Bucks success, and break down the Celtics re-integration of talent on offense.

Duration:00:56:29

Early Season Believe It Or Not; Did This Dude Just Did This

10/24/2018
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Phil and Joel kick around a few teams and players early impact and analyze if its indicative of things to come. Also, the season's first edition of "Did this dude just did this?"

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