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The Glue Guys: A Brooklyn Nets Podcast

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Welcome to The Glue Guys, a Brooklyn Nets podcast from The Athletic brought to you by Mike Smeltz and Brian Egan focusing on all things Brooklyn Nets and the NBA. The show began when KG and Paul Pierce were still Nets... and somehow The Glue Guys have survived along with the Nets fan base

Welcome to The Glue Guys, a Brooklyn Nets podcast from The Athletic brought to you by Mike Smeltz and Brian Egan focusing on all things Brooklyn Nets and the NBA. The show began when KG and Paul Pierce were still Nets... and somehow The Glue Guys have survived along with the Nets fan base

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Welcome to The Glue Guys, a Brooklyn Nets podcast from The Athletic brought to you by Mike Smeltz and Brian Egan focusing on all things Brooklyn Nets and the NBA. The show began when KG and Paul Pierce were still Nets... and somehow The Glue Guys have survived along with the Nets fan base

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Episodes

Brooklyn Nets 3rd Star Debate: Best Fit with KD & Kyrie Pt. 2

4/8/2020
In part 2 of a two part series, Brian and Mike look at which major trade candidates would fit the best with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as the Nets' third star. In Part 1 - TGG named their top choices. This episode will focus on their 2nd, 3rd and Wild Card selections. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:32:04

Brooklyn Nets 3rd Star Debate: Best Fit with KD & Kyrie Pt. 1

4/6/2020
In Part 1 of a two part series, The Glue Guys look at which available 3rd star would be the best fit next to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Part 1 contains each of Brian and Mike's ideal available 3rd star that would fit on and off the court with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Part 2, which will come out Wednesday, focuses on TGG's 2nd, 3rd and Wild Card choices. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:38:34

Sean Marks Refuses to Say When KD is Coming Back

4/2/2020
The Glue Guys take a scalpel to Nets GM Sean Marks' recent comments on the possibilities that Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant may come back this season, if there is a season. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:33:19

Brooklyn Nets Search for a 'Blue Chip' Coach

3/30/2020
ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports the Nets are searching for a 'Blue Chip' head coach. The Glue Guys dive into all the possibilities: what defines a blue chip coach, which available (and currently unavailable) coaches would be blue chip targets, and ultimately what is the best possible outcome from the coaching search. Check back later this week, where the Glue Guys dive into how the Nets could acquire a third star. And what it would take to get that third star. Subscribe on iTunes Follow...

Duration:00:45:05

The Inaugural Class of the Nets Hall of Shame

3/27/2020
Inspired by The Athletic's New York Sports Hall of Fame, Brian and Mike create the first class of the Nets Franchise's Hall of Shame. Focus is on which players/executives/coaches had the biggest negative impact on the history of the Nets franchise, from Long Island to New Jersey to Brooklyn. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:54:25

The Olympics, Kevin Durant's Comeback, and 2003 NBA Finals Game 1 Lookback

3/24/2020
The 2020 Summer Olympics have been postponed. At one point, Kevin Durant was possibly going to return from injury at those Olympics. The Glue Guys on how the Olympics postponement impacts KD's comeback overall. Then at (15:40) looking back at all the telling/weird/prescient moments in the 2003 NBA Finals Game 1, Nets v. Spurs

Duration:00:42:41

Four Brooklyn Nets, including Kevin Durant, test positive for coronavirus

3/17/2020
The Athletic's Brooklyn Nets reporter Alex Schiffer joins the show to talk about the news that four Brooklyn Nets, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for coronavirus. Discussion includes what is known about the Nets recent travels, the testing process the players went through, and how this news impacts the franchise overall. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys

Duration:00:25:14

Chances of a Kevin Durant Comeback

3/17/2020
Amidst the season suspension, there's news on the possibility Kevin Durant comes back to play for the Brooklyn Nets this season (if there is a season). The Glue Guys debate whether it will happen and whether it is smart to do so. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:20:24

Glue Guys: Live Reaction to NBA Season Suspended with Evan Roberts

3/11/2020
An odd episode today. We were recording with WFAN’s Evan Roberts when in the middle of it, the NBA announced it was suspending its season due to coronavirus. Before that breaking news, we discussed the Nets parting ways with Kenny Atkinson. Again, an odd episode.

Duration:00:29:48

Interview with Shams Charania on the End of the Kenny Atkinson Era

3/9/2020
First, Mike provides evidence for why getting rid of a head coach, has proven to have a positive impact on winning an NBA title. Then at (9:10) Shams Charania joins the show to discuss his story on why Kenny Atkinson is out as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets: which players had the most influential voices, Nets owner Joe Tsai's impact on the process, why it happened now and how the hiring process for the next Nets coach will play out. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter...

Duration:00:23:40

Emergency Pod: The Nets Fire Kenny Atkinson

3/7/2020
The Glue Guys round up the biggest questions surrounding Kenny Atkinson's firing: why now, who was the primary force to fire Atkinson, how involved were KD and Kyrie, and who may be the coach for the team next season. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:56:00

What LeVert’s Leveling Up Means for the Nets Future

3/5/2020
The Glue Guys look at whether Caris LeVert is proving he could be the third star on the Nets and how'd he fit with KD and Kyrie, (15:30) an honest to goodness Chris Chiozza conversation, (20:45) what it means that Kevin Durant is playing 3-on-3. And then at (25:30) Killer Komparison: comparing NBA players and teams to types of cheese. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:49:44

The Good and Bad of Kevin Durant Playing in the Olympics

3/2/2020
The Glue Guys begin with some quick thoughts on the Nets horrific end-of-game possession against the Miami Heat. Then (7:30) breaking down the positives and negatives of Kevin Durant playing for Team USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Finally (19:15) addressing the 'Nets should tank' question: all the ripple effects of not making the playoffs. If you have time to fill out a listener survey - please click the link we'd love to hear your thoughts - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25VZGGQ

Duration:00:41:00

An Interview with the Brooklyn Nets' Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

2/27/2020
The Glue Guys begin with whether Spencer Dinwiddie and the Nets made the right decisions at the end of the Wizards-Nets game. Then at 15:40 Brooklyn Nets forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot joins the show to talk about his journey from France to Brooklyn, why the Nets organization is different than any other, and the worst assumptions about TLC being from France. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:30:58

Why We Can't Keep Blaming Kenny Atkinson

2/25/2020
Some Nets fans are bringing out their pitchforks for head coach Kenny Atkinson after the Nets lost another close game (and another blown lead) this time to the Orlando Magic. The Glue Guys defend Atkinson and discuss how a unique set of circumstances led to this loss. Also ahead: which Nets deserve (and don't deserve) to have streets named after them plus an all-time postgame coach rant. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:43:59

Emergency Pod: Kyrie Irving Done for the Year

2/21/2020
Kyrie Irving is now out for the rest of the season, electing to get surgery on his injured right shoulder. The Glue Guys look at the impact on the team this season, what we'll learn about Caris LeVert, and ask whether the Nets should keep going for the playoffs or 'focus on growth' aka tank. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:36:28

Ian Eagle on Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Nets

2/18/2020
YES Network Brooklyn Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle joins the show to talk the misconception about Kyrie Irving, thoughts on Kevin Durant's chances of coming back this season, Brooklyn Nets team expectations and much more. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:36:42

Mega-Mailbag, Kyrie-LeVert-Dinwiddie Fit and A Conversation About Stars

2/13/2020
Mailbag episode, answering questions from listeners via Reddit and our email (netspod@gmail.com) including does the trio of Kyrie-LeVert-Dinwiddie work, why Rodions Kurucs is riding the bench, starting lineup projection when Durant comes back, and much more. Then! (34:00) Killer Komparisons: in honor of All-Star weekend, comparing Nets players to types of stars Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:48:02

The Actual Best Nets Free Agent Signing

2/11/2020
Brian and Mike discuss why DeAndre Jordan is actually the Nets free agent signing that has had the largest impact this season so far (there are reasons why). Plus - a new development in Kevin Durant's comeback, trouble brewing in the City of Brotherly Love, and why having a kid boosts on-court performance. The next episode will be a Mailbag pod, send questions/comments/thoughts to netspod@gmail.com

Duration:00:46:27

Emergency Pod: Nets Trade Deadline Edition!

2/6/2020
Trade Deadline Emergency Pod! The Glue Guys look at what it shows about Sean Marks' thinking about the current Brooklyn Nets roster that he chose not to make a move. Plus - Caris LeVert is suddenly looking like Caris LeVert, more evidence that Kevin Durant is coming back and why Leon Rose may not in fact be the messiah of the New York Knicks. Subscribe on iTunes Follow on Twitter @BKGlueGuys Read more Brooklyn Nets coverage on The Athletic

Duration:00:34:45