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#185 - Will KD/Draymond drama upend the Warriors?

11/15/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Kevin Durant-Draymond Green drama, revisit the key players in the Jimmy Butler trade and weigh in on Carmelo Anthony's professional limbo. Could tension between KD and Draymond upend the Warriors franchise? Should Sixers fans be worried after the team lost in Jimmy Butler's debut? Are the T-Wolves better off without Butler? Which team makes the most sense for Carmelo Anthony after he leaves...

Duration:01:27:44

#184 - Jimmy Butler trade reaction

11/10/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves' decision to trade Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers. How will Butler fit with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz? Will the Sixers regret making this move if they max him out next summer? Did the Timberwolves get enough for Butler? Will Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins take a step forward now that he's gone? Check out the episode to hear Morten and...

Duration:00:55:23

#183 - Trouble in Lakerland already

11/7/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss reaction to Derrick Rose's 50-point night and the ongoing drama with the Los Angeles Lakers.What's the best way to put Derrick Rose's 50-point night into context? Does Luke Walton deserve the blame for the Lakers' slow start? Will Tyson Chandler help fix the Lakers' ailing defense? Is Kyrie Irving being overly sensitive about Jamal Murray going for 50 with the game already in hand?Check out the...

Duration:01:25:15

#182 - Tyronn Lue gets fired, the Rockets get desperate and Klay goes nuclear

10/31/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Cavaliers' decision to fire Tyronn Lue, the Rockets' godfather offer for Jimmy Butler and much more. Do the Cavaliers have a clear direction after firing Lue? Are the Rockets under more pressure to trade for Butler given their slow start to the season? Is Klay Thompson a threat to top Kobe Bryant's 81-point night at some point? Are the Sacramento Kings not total garbage?Check out the episode...

Duration:01:22:52

#181 - Week 1's biggest surprises and disappointments

10/24/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) highlight the biggest surprises and disappointments from the first week of the 2018-19 NBA season.Among the surprises, they discuss the Denver Nuggets' stout defense, Blake Griffin's MVP-caliber start to the year and the New Orleans Pelicans turning into an offensive juggernaut. For the disappointments, they weigh in on the lackluster starts from the Los Angeles Lakers, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the...

Duration:01:16:59

#180 - Overreacting to 2018-19 opening-night games

10/18/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) fire off their most scorching hot takes about the first two nights of the 2018-19 NBA season.Is Markelle Fultz now officially a bust? Is Jayson Tatum already the Celtics' best player? Are the Rockets title pretenders rather than contenders? Has Anthony Davis already sealed up MVP? Is Kemba Walker going to average 35 points per game? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and...

Duration:01:22:04

#179 - 2018-19 NBA award and playoff predictions

10/13/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) run through the major awards races and make their playoff predictions for the 2018-19 season.Is Giannis Antetokounmpo poised to run away with MVP? Can anyone challenge Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year? Is Isaiah Thomas headed for Sixth Man of the Year? Who will emerge in a wide-open field for Most Improved Player? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and...

Duration:01:20:07

#178 - The top NBA storylines to watch in 2018-19

10/10/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the storylines they're most excited to watch throughout the 2018-19 season.How will LeBron James fare with the Lakers? Can Kawhi Leonard bring the Raptors to the Finals? Will Markelle Fultz remember how to shoot? How will DeMarcus Cousins fit in with the Warriors? Will the Timberwolves implode?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter:...

Duration:01:15:58

#177 - 2018-19 Southeast Division preview

10/6/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Nekias Duncan (@NekiasNBA) of Miami Heat Beat to preview the Southeast Division ahead of the 2018-19 season.What's the most the Miami Heat should be willing to give up for Jimmy Butler? Are the Washington Wizards doomed to implode because of chemistry issues? Should the Charlotte Hornets trade Kemba Walker by February? Who's the Atlanta Hawks' best young player? WTF are the Orlando Magic...

Duration:01:26:05

#176 - 2018-19 Atlantic Division preview

10/1/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) of The Athletic to preview the Atlantic Division ahead of the 2018-19 season.Is it Finals or bust for the Boston Celtics this season? With Kawhi Leonard in the fold, are the Toronto Raptors a legitimate threat to win the title this year? What constitutes a successful season for the Philadelphia 76ers? Is D'Angelo Russell a long-term keeper in Brooklyn? Should...

Duration:01:23:12

#175 - 2018-19 Central Division preview

9/24/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Ian Levy (@HickoryHigh) of FanSided to preview the Central Division ahead of the 2018-19 season.Can Victor Oladipo build upon his breakout 2017-18 campaign, or is he headed for regression? Will Giannis Antetokounmpo have a career year under Mike Budenholzer? What should the Bulls expect from Jabari Parker? Is the Minnesota version of Kevin Love coming back this season? How can new Pistons...

Duration:00:56:26

#174 - Jimmy Butler demands a trade, the Sixers hire a GM

9/20/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Jimmy Butler's trade request and the Philadelphia 76ers' decision to hire Elton Brand as their new general manager.Do the Minnesota Timberwolves have to trade Butler ASAP? Which teams should be trying to trade for him? What should the T-Wolves be seeking in exchange? Did the Sixers miss an opportunity to bring in a big-name GM? How will their collaborative front office approach fare? What will...

Duration:01:02:48

#173 - 2018-19 Southwest Division preview

9/16/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Mason Ginsberg (@MasonGinsberg) of Bourbon Street Shots to preview the Southwest Division ahead of the 2018-19 season.How will Julius Randle fit with the New Orleans Pelicans? Will the Houston Rockets get anything out of Brandon Knight or Marquese Chriss? Is Luka Doncic the runaway Rookie of the Year favorite? Should the Memphis Grizzlies consider trading Marc Gasol? Is DeMar DeRozan...

Duration:01:12:29

#172 - 2018-19 Northwest Division preview

9/10/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) of Mile High Sports to preview the Northwest Division ahead of the 2018-19 season.Do the Denver Nuggets already have a top-five backcourt? How will Dennis Schroder and Russell Westbrook fare together? Are the Minnesota Timberwolves at risk for an implosion? Where will the Utah Jazz get offense outside of Donovan Mitchell? Should the Portland Trail Blazers break...

Duration:01:25:58

#171 - 2018-19 Pacific Division preview

9/2/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Anthony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) of Silver Screen & Roll to preview the Pacific Division ahead of the 2018-19 season.What's the realistic ceiling and floor for the new-look Los Angeles Lakers? Do the Golden State Warriors have anything to play for during the regular season? Why are the Phoenix Suns seemingly gearing up to compete for a playoff spot? Will the Los Angeles Clippers blow up...

Duration:01:27:46

#170 - Our 2018-19 League Pass rankings

8/25/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by original co-host Sarah Cilea (@wildhorses65) to discuss which teams will be the most fun to watch in 2018-19.Could the San Antonio Spurs be sneaky fun this year? Is there any reason to watch the Portland Trail Blazers aside from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum? Does Luka Doncic make the Dallas Mavericks a must-watch? Who will be the top League Pass teams this season?Check out the episode to...

Duration:01:26:34

#169 - Picking every Eastern Conference over/under

8/20/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their picks for every Eastern Conference team's over/under. Which teams did Las Vegas miss the mark on? Are the Boston Celtics headed for 60-plus wins? Will the Milwaukee Bucks or Indiana Pacers be legitimate contenders in the East? Can the Philadelphia 76ers top 55 wins?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

Duration:01:09:50

#168 - Picking every Western Conference over/under

8/15/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their picks for every Western Conference team's over/under. Which teams did Las Vegas miss the mark on? Are the Los Angeles Lakers headed for 50-plus wins? Why are expectations so low for the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

Duration:01:02:45

#167 - Opening Week and Christmas Day schedule reaction

8/8/2018
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) go through the highlights and lowlights of the 2018-19 NBA opening week and Christmas Day schedules.Which opening-week games should already have you excited? How did we rank each of the Christmas Day matchups? Which teams should have been featured that weren't?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

Duration:01:13:32