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Chris Broussard on Cavs-Celtics Trade, LeBron's Future, His Career, Transition to FS1 (Ep. 22)

FS1's Chris Broussard joined The HoopsHype Podcast to discuss the recent blockbuster trade between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers, what's next for Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, LeBron James' upcoming free agency decision, Carmelo Anthony's future, his rise through sports journalism, his transition from ESPN to FS1, his thoughts on developing relationships and breaking news, how he handles criticism and much more.

Duration: 01:11:31

Quinn Cook on Signing With Hawks, Waived by Pelicans, His Growth and 2017-18 Expectations (Ep. 21)

In this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, point guard Quinn Cook talks about signing with the Atlanta Hawks, being surprised by the New Orleans Pelicans' decision to waive him, how much he has grown as a player in recent years, expectations for the 2017-18 season, his journey grinding through the D-League and 10-day contracts to get to this point, the three players he watches film of before every single game and much more.

Duration: 00:25:26

Peter Vecsey on HOF Career, Today's Sportswriting, Stories from His Past, His Comeback (Ep. 20)

In this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Peter Vecsey who opens up about his Hall of Fame career, his thoughts on today's NBA reporting, crazy stories from his decades covering the sport, his comeback on Patreon ( and the biggest storylines of the NBA offseason.

Duration: 01:28:23

Royce White on Mental Health Advocacy, Misconceptions, NBA Journey, Success in NBL Canada (Ep. 19)

In the latest episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by former first-round pick Royce White to discuss some of the misconceptions about himself, his success in the National Basketball League of Canada, what behind-the-scenes issues led to his departure from the NBA, his work as a mental health advocate and much more.

Duration: 01:34:17

Mika Honkasalo Breaks Down Top-30 Point Guard Projections for 2017-18 NBA Season (Ep. 18)

HoopsHype writer Mika Honkasalo recently wrote a piece projecting the top 30 point guards for the 2017-18 NBA season. He discusses his list, criticism he faced and things he might change in retrospect. Alex Kennedy shares his thoughts on the projections and what he would tweak. You can find Mika's piece here:

Duration: 00:27:01

Malik Beasley on Nuggets' Offseason, Rookie Year, Summer League, Personal Development (Ep. 15)

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Malik Beasley discusses his rookie campaign, his success during Summer League, his growth heading into his sophomore year, Denver's offseason acquisition of Paul Millsap, Kyrie Irving trade rumors and much more in this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast.

Duration: 00:21:59

Shane Larkin on Joining Boston Celtics, Experience Overseas, His Growth as a Player (Ep. 14)

In the latest episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Alex Kennedy is joined by Boston Celtics point guard Shane Larkin as they discuss Shane's experience playing overseas last season, his decision to return to the NBA, why he signed with the Celtics, how good Boston can be this upcoming season, his individual growth as a player, how his father - Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin - has helped him throughout his career and much more.

Duration: 00:48:20

Jamal Crawford on His Free Agency Decision, Why He Joined the Wolves, Season Expectations (Ep. 13)

On the latest episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Jamal Crawford joins Alex Kennedy to discuss his free agency process, why he decided to join the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers, how difficult it was to leave the Los Angeles Clippers, expectations for the 2017-18 season, Kyrie Irving's surprising trade request, and answers to fan questions.

Duration: 00:38:59

Joe Budden on His Knicks, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players Who Rap, 'Everyday Struggle' and More (Ep. 12)

Alex Kennedy is joined by rapper Joe Budden, who also hosts 'Everyday Struggle' on Complex and 'The Joe Budden Podcast,' as he discusses his New York Knicks, Kyrie Irving's trade demand, NBA players who can rap, rappers who can hoop, the life of a rapper and much more.

Duration: 00:41:23

ESPN's Chris Haynes on Breaking Gordon Hayward's Signing, Being a Top NBA Reporter and More (Ep. 11)

Alex Kennedy is joined by ESPN's NBA reporter Chris Haynes to discuss his rise as a reporter, the pros and cons of the job, breaking the news of Gordon Hayward signing with the Boston Celtics, what that day was like for him since his report was denied by Hayward's camp, building relationships, how race factors into reporting and more.

Duration: 00:24:33

Trevor Booker on Nets' Offseason, D'Angelo Russell, and NBA Free Agency Moves (Ep. 10)

Alex Kennedy is joined by Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker to discuss Otto Porter possibly joining the team (1:00), what his pitch is to other players about the Nets (2:00), rivalry with the Knicks (3:00), D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov joining the team (5:00), losing Brook Lopez and having him as a teammate (8:30), developing a winning culture (11:00), being in the Eastern Conference with so many star players now in the Western Conference (12:00), Gordon Hayward joining the...

Duration: 00:33:13

John Hammond on Orlando's Draft, Free Agency, Recent NBA Trades and the Magic's Core (Ep. 9)

Alex Kennedy is joined by Orlando Magic GM John Hammond as they discuss the Chris Paul trade to the Rockets (:30), why he took the Magic job (2:00), the front office staff in Orlando (3:00), drafting Jonathan Isaac and what position he fits (4:00), their 2nd round pick Wesley Iwundu (7:00), if they are focused on trying to develop players or win now (8:00), how he found Giannis Antetokounmpo while with the Bucks (11:00), the value of experienced veterans to the team (14:00), offseason...

Duration: 00:30:22

Dorell Wright on Entering NBA Out of High School, Playing With Young Steph + Klay, and More (Ep. 7)

Alex Kennedy is joined by NBA veteran Dorell Wright to discuss him entering the league as a teenager (1:00), if it was tough to connect with teammates at that age (5:00), him time with the Warriors (8:00), playing with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson when they came into the league (11:00), his breakout season with the Warriors (14:00), what he brings to a team and if he's open to playing in the summer league (15:00), playing in China (20:00), best organizations he has been with (25:00), what...

Duration: 00:39:19

Caron Butler on His Crazy Journey to the NBA, His Past Dealing Drugs and His NBA Career (Ep. 6)

Alex Kennedy is joined by NBA veteran Caron Butler to discuss his autobiography 'Tuff Juice' and his rough childhood (1:00), changing his lifestyle while growing up (3:00), if he ever feared for his life (4:00), how he met officer Rich Geller and doing work with him now (6:00), what teams asked him when he came into the league (10:00), working at Burger King to becoming an owner (12:00), his success coming from his background (14:00), the Mavericks breaking up after their 2011 championship...

Duration: 00:37:15

Larry Nance Jr. on Lonzo Ball, Paul George Rumors, Brook Lopez, and Magic Johnson's Impact (Ep. 5)

Alex Kennedy is joined by Los Angeles Lakers power forward Larry Nance Jr. to discuss a wide range of topics: 1:00: Reaction to the Lonzo Ball pick and how he'll help the Lakers. 2:30: Thoughts on LaVar Ball. 3:30: How the Lakers did in the draft overall. 4:10: Thoughts on the Paul-George-to-L.A. rumors and how he deals with trade rumors. 6:20: Reaction to Brook Lopez joining the team and D'Angelo Russell being traded. 8:30: His talks with Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, and what role they...

Duration: 00:34:25

Elfrid Payton on the Orlando Magic's Future, His Growth as a Player and the State of the NBA (Ep. 3)

Alex Kennedy is joined by Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton to discuss his recent NBA Cares trip to the Philippines (2:00), his improvement toward the end of the season (4:00), chemistry with his teammates (8:00), his work on his shot (10:00), frustrations of not making the playoffs the last few years (14:00), where Magic need to improve (16:00), the toughest point guards to defend (20:00), learning from Chris Paul (30:00), up-and-coming teams in the league (41:00), and his draft-day...

Duration: 00:48:18

Mike Evans on His High School Basketball Days, Love of the NBA, Buccaneers' Expectations (Ep. 2)

Alex Kennedy is joined by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans to discuss his decision to pursue football over basketball and if he could have made it to the NBA (6:00), who in the NBA could play in the NFL (9:00), why he is such a big Dwyane Wade fan (17:00), if we could see super-teams form in the NFL (21:00), thoughts on the upcoming NFL season (25:00), whether he's the best receiver in the league (33:00), being with 'Cash Money Sports' (46:00), and who will win the NBA title...

Duration: 00:49:34

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Duration: 00:01:11