The NBA Front Office show with Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) is back! Familiar face Pete Toal (@PeteToalNBA) and new member/co-host/producer Kaan Erel (@KaaNBA_MTD) from The Bench Mob joins the show to break down the Eastern Conference rotations to date. We broke down some of the news of the past week including the RoCo deal, Kuzminskas being waived, and Josh Smith getting released. Then we got into talking about the Eastern conference starting with the Hawks and cutting it short with the...
We get back to the offseason reviews and head to the Western Conference for the first time with the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets. Dallas didn't make big changes, but brought in some interesting low-risk/high-reward players. Denver made very few changes. But the ones they made were big, as Danilo Gallinari is out and Paul Millsap is in. If you enjoy the show and want to show some support, please leave us a 5 star rating and review!
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers swung a massive trade that saw Kyrie Irving dealt for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the 2018 Brooklyn Nets 1st round pick. Pete Toal and Keith Smith break down the trade from angles, both for this coming season and the future!
In this episode we review the offseasons for the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bulls have seemingly turned towards rebuilding after trading Jimmy Butler for younger talent. What will the new additions bring to the Windy City? The Cavaliers look largely the same, minus swapping out some bench veterans for other bench veterans. The Kyrie Irving drama still lingers and we touch on that as well. If you enjoy the show, please give us a 5 star rating and review. It will really help...
We continue our 2017 offseason review series with a double dip! First up we talk the Nets, who made several big trades, as they continue a rebuild that started without much to rebuild with. Then we dive deep into the Hornets and what the Dwight Howard acquisition might mean for them, including how it might impact their starting lineup and rotation. As always, if you enjoy the show, please leave us a rating and review in the player of your choosing and tell a friend!
We're back! After a break for Summer League, followed by a lightning strike wiping out some of our equipment, we are back! This episode kicks off a series which will breakdown the offseason, including each and every transaction for all 30 NBA teams. We start off with the Atlanta Hawks as they kick off what can be termed as a soft rebuild or re-set. Several rotation players have found new homes and several new players have joined the Hawks. Listen in to hear our thoughts on the moves and if...
Pete Toal joins Keith to run through all 30 NBA teams and where they sit heading into free agency starting on 7/1. The guys cover the big Chris Paul and Ricky Rubio trades and then give you a quick primer for free agency to get you set for what will be a wild summer!
KL Chouinard of the Atlanta Hawks and ATLand29 podcast joins the show to preview the Hawks offseason. KL and Keith cover the big trade of Dwight Howard to Charlotte, what the direction is under new General Manager Travis Schlenk, what might happen with the Hawks free agents including Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr., and what Atlanta might do at the 2017 NBA Draft and in free agency.
Tim Tompkins of the Drive and Dish NBA and Suns Solar Panel podcasts joins the show to preview the Phoenix Suns offseason. Tim and Keith discuss which of the Suns free agents will be back, what kind of contracts Alex Len and Alan Williams can expect to get, what the team is looking at in the 2017 NBA Draft and more!
Pete Toal joins the show to preview the 76ers offseason. Keith and Pete first talk about the new surrounding Paul George and Jimmy Butler. Then they dive into the Sixers and talk about the big trade with the Boston Celtics for the #1 overall pick, what the 76ers might do with 4 second round picks, what happens with Furkan Korkmaz, who might be some free agent targets, what happens with the 76ers own free agents and potential extensions for Joel Embiid and Nik Stauskas.
Jason Patt of FanRag Sports and BlogABull.com joins the show to preview the Chicago Bulls offseason. Jason and Keith discuss whether it was a surprise that the front office and coaching staff kept their jobs, does Jimmy Butler get traded, which free agents return to Chicago and what the Bulls are looking at in the draft.
In this episode Mason Ginsberg of ESPN's Bourbon Street Shots joins the show to preview the offseason for the New Orleans Pelicans. Mason and Keith talk about how Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins fit together after last year's big trade, whether or not Jrue Holiday will be back and who might be some free agent targets for the team.
David Ramil of The Step Back and Locked on Heat joins the show to preview the Miami offseason. David and Keith discuss the Heat's tricky summer starting with the Chris Bosh situation, what Miami might do with all their newfound cap space and what they might be looking at in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Grant Afseth of Indiana Sports Coverage joins the show to preview the Indiana Pacers offseason. Topics include: Will the Pacers trade Paul George, which free agents will be back, who will leave this summer and what the Pacers might do in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Jared Weiss of CLNS and CelticsBlog joins the show to preview the Boston Celtics offseason. Jared and Keith cover whether Boston can land a max free agent, if the Celtics will keep Isaiah Thomas and the NBA Draft. Note: This episode was recorded before reports of the Celtics and 76ers engaging in trade talks for the #1 overall pick.
Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily and Locked on Magic joins the show to discuss the offseason in Orlando. With a new front office and some key decisions to make, the Magic have an interesting summer, as they launch another rebuilding effort. Philip and Keith get deep into the free agents, draft options for Orlando and what will happen with extension for Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton.
Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs and Locked on Nuggets joins the show to preview the Denver Nuggets offseason. Despite few free agents, there is a lot of intrigue with the Nuggets this summer, after just missing the playoffs in 2016-17. Listen in for Adam and Keith's thoughts on where Denver might go this summer!
In this episode former NBA front office executive Pete Philo joins Keith to discuss his wide-ranging basketball career from player overseas to scout to executive. Pete and Keith also discuss Pete's team at TPG Sports Group and their Pro Scout School and Sports Tank events.
On the first episode of NBA Front Office, host Keith Smith invites Chris Axmann, the host of Almighty Ballin and founder of the Almighty Baller Network, to discuss his hometown team. As a follower Dallas Mavs, what does Chris expect for his team next season when it comes to signings, the draft, and free agents? Listen to the debut episode of the show and find out!