Best Basketball podcasts (Updated June 2018; image)
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The Lowe Post
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ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.
 
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The Ringer NBA Show
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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.
 
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The Starters
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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines, and off-court antics.
 
The Hoop Collective team breaks down the NBA.
 
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The Woj Pod
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Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.
 
Pistol Shrimps Radio! Get the thrilling courtside action delivered straight to your ears by venerable sports acknowledgers Matt Gourley and Mark McConville. Brought to you weekly, but seasonally, wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. Support the Los Angeles Women’s Rec Basketball League no matter which jersey you wear.'Fight the rivalry, and feel the bleed. Live to dream, Die for your team.' - Shelly Long
 
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich give you an all-access pass inside the world of college basketball.
 
The CBS Sports hoops experts discuss the latest NBA news, rumors and other storylines around the league. Picks, predictions, bold statements, heated arguments ... it's all here in the CBS Sports Eye on Basketball Podcast.
 
This is the Podcast world's most entertaining and informative college basketball show. Host Gary Parrish brings the sport to your ears with guests who touch on various issues and topics.
 
JJ Redick, iconic and legendary college basketball player from Duke University and current player for the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers has taken his sweet shooting stroke behind the mic. The Chronicles of Redick will bring fans closer to the players and the life of a professional athlete with this first of a kind podcast, from a current NBA player's perspective. Join JJ each week as he chats with current basketball personalities and close friends to give you an inside look beyond the court.
 
Nate Duncan hosts the most in-depth NBA basketball podcast, featuring detailed game breakdowns, salary cap analysis, and scouting.
 
Hosted by Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver, SI’s Open Floor podcast brings you breakdowns of the biggest news, moves and more from around the NBA.
 
Chris Mannix, one of the leading journalists covering the NBA for Yahoo Sports' platform The Vertical, will bring fans closer to the league in this weekly podcast series, The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix. Each week you will learn more about the the league and its personalities with in-depth conversations with the top names in the game, as well as what’s happening around the league.
 
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NBA Hang Time
Weekly
 
Veteran NBA writer Sekou Smith and former player Greg Anthony analyze the latest NBA news, storylines, and more with guests from around the NBA world.
 
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The Jump
Daily
 
Rachel Nichols and a rotating cast of ESPN NBA Insiders and analysts keep tabs on everything around the league.
 
J.J. Redick of the Philadelphia 76ers interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—including his teammates!—and many other celebrities. It’s an inside look at life in the NBA and conversations with people who interest Redick the most.
 
Hosted by Tom Read and Benyam Kidane, 'Believe The Hype - NBA Podcast' dives into all the major talking points in the NBA, both on and off the court. It takes a comical, laid back, yet insightful approach to covering the league and often features high profile guests including current NBA players and personalities.
 
The Drive and Dish NBA Podcast hosted by Kevin Rafuse and Justin Cousart. This isn't your average NBA pod; not only do you get the best in analysis, but you'll get it while feeling like your kicking back on your couch with the boys. Also, we're funny sometimes. So grab a PBR, sit back... And listen to some NBA chatter!
 
The Hoop Collective team breaks down the NBA.
 
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Locked on NBA
Daily
 
National NBA Podcast hosted by 24 year NBA veteran broadcaster David Locke with his unique insight into the league as a play by play announcer as well as an analytics expert
 
Join Coach Nick, the brains behind some of the best video analysis of the NBA, as he welcomes guests from all facets of basketball for in depth discussions on everything from how your favorite team is running their offense, to the latest trade rumors, to cutting edge training techniques, and new fundamentals of basketball being developed daily. Twitter: @bballbreakdown Facebook: facebook.com/bballbreakdown YouTube: youtube.com/bballbreakdown
 
RealGM Radio is a weekly podcast hosted by Danny Leroux featuring wide-ranging and in-depth conversations with the NBA's best thought leaders.
 
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The Lab
Weekly
 
An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.
 
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ClutchFans
Weekly
 
Your Houston Rockets Fan Information Source
 
NBA expert Chris Broussard breaks down the hottest topics around the NBA, using his years of deep connections to keep you updated and informed in a way nobody else is doing it.
 
Two of The Ringer’s most overly obsessed basketball lovers, Mark Titus and Tate Frazier, from the hoop states of Indiana and North Carolina, talk through all the many happenings in the world of college basketball and beyond!
 
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The Full 48
Weekly
 
Howard Beck takes on the biggest topics and invite A-List guests along for a fast-moving NBA podcast from Bleacher Report that goes the full 48.
 
We’ve got the NBA covered from A to Z with this inside look at the Association from veteran journalists Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt. Great guests and gab for the hoophead in you.
 
The Basketball Friends are back. A show that may or may not be about the game of basketball.
 
The Locked on Podcast Network brings you your team every day with daily podcasts on all of your favorite teams. Subscribe here be up to date on all the NBA podcasts. From the Warriors to the Cavaliers and the Lakers to the Celtics and everyone in between it's The Locked on Podcast Network, your team, every day.
 
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Tavis Talks
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"Tavis Talks" represents the return to daily radio for award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley. With his trademark high-energy, conversational, probing style, "Tavis Talks" is a news and opinion program that engages high-profile guests to enlighten and empower online listeners.
 
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Limited Upside
Weekly
 
A NBA podcast by two SB Nation employees that think way too much about basketball.
 
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Mickstape
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Mickstape is the preeminent Basketball Podcast ever of all time. Terry Rozier, Trill Withers, and Coley Mick bring you the most correct takes about all things basketball and culture, from the parquet to the playground and beyond. If you're looking for advanced stats, facts, or things of that nature, you've come to the wrong place entirely. This is the Rasheed Wallace of podcasts. The Allen Iverson of podcasts. The JR Smith of podcasts. Go ahead and smash that subscribe button or be mocked ru ...
 
A podcast for serious NBA fans that is incredibly not serious
 
SLAM's Peter Walsh is joined by fellow SLAM writers and basketball newsmakers to talk about everything going on in the hoops world.
 
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The NBA Podcast
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The NBA Podcast is your walk through all of the latest happenings in the Association, both on and off the court.
 
An NBA podcast hosted by Zach Harper — aka @talkhoops. Exploring the NBA world’s current events, pressing issues, and chaotic hilarity throughout the season, playoffs, and summer. Zach will have guests from all around the basketball world to offer up expertise, discourse, and anything else that comes to mind. Join on one big tangent.
 
The Baseline is a weekly NBA podcast hosted by Cal "GameFace" Lee and NBA journalist Warren Shaw. They discuss trades, match ups, analytics, free agency, player features and more. If it is happening in the NBA, The Baseline is covering it.
 
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Hardwood Hustle
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Basketball PodCast
 
Episodes feature former-NBA, ABA & CBA players, coaches and media. Plus, conversations about particular games, memorable moments and much more. My focal point is Michael Jordan, however, I cover everything NBA - with my unique Australian sense of humor.
 
Over and Back tells stories about NBA, ABA & pro basketball history. Hosted by Jason Mann and Rich Kraetsch. Part of The Step Back NBA Podcast Network, powered by Fansided.
 
We’ve got the NBA covered from A to Z with this inside look at the Association from veteran journalists Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt. Great guests and gab for the hoophead in you.
 
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Full Send NBA
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NBA All Day Everyday
 
The Koz and Bru Show is a weekly NBA podcast including fake sponsors and sketch comedy, brought to you by NBC Sports’ Aaron Bruski and Kgosi Chuenyane.
 
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NBA Soundsystem
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Travel around the Association for stories, interviews and sounds of the game with hosts Brent Barry and Laurence Scott.
 
Kurt Helin and the team from ProBasketballTalk at NBCSports.com talk all things NBA basketball: news, analysis and even the ridiculous. Regular guests include NBA players and media members.
 
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NBA This Week
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NBA This Week with John Dickinson and Matt Steinmetz
 
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Sheridan Hoops Radio
Weekly
 
Daily podcasts with the best the NBA and basketball journalism world has to offer
 
Hosted by Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall, Podcast On The Brink is a lively, free-flowing discussion on IU basketball. New episodes are posted weekly. Past guests include Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Jeff Goodman, Gary Parrish, Mike DeCourcy and many more.
 
Formed in July 2012, The Double Clutch Podcast is a UK-based podcast covering all the goings-on in the National Basketball Association. Home of #NBAintheUK.
 
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In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) break down which teams should be thrilled with their draft-night hauls and which teams should be feeling remorseful. Did the Atlanta Hawks get enough in return for Luka Doncic? Was Michael Porter Jr. worth the risk for the Denver Nuggets at No. 14? Did the ...…
 
ESPN Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joins Woj.
 
On the latest instalment of the Double Clutch podcast, Josh Coyne takes over hosting duties and reunites with our resident Draft expert, Joe Hulbert. Together they discussed all 14 lottery picks and their value, along with their immediate fit on their new teams. They also discussed the best philosophy for drafting players, along with which team ...…
 
The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, Jonathan Tjarks, and Danny Chau react to the trades and selections made at the 2018 NBA draft.
 
On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters discuss the winners and losers from the 2018 NBA Draft, as well as the latest on Kawhi Leonard and Dwight Howard's future. That, plus Woj tweets, nicknames, green carpets, and farts.
 
The Phoenix Suns didn't screw up the No. 1 pick landing Deandre Ayton, but they also made an interesting — maybe safe — move getting Mikal Bridges in a trade. The Atlanta Hawks got their man in Trae Young, but the Dallas Mavericks did better getting theirs in Luka Doncic after a trade. The Sacramento Kings got their man in Marvin Bagley. Michae ...…
 
Zach talks to Rachel Nichols & Brian Windhorst about the NBA Draft, LeBron's future, the impact on the rest of free agency and much more.
 
Yahoo Sports NBA draft show featuring Mike Hopkins, Wes Wilcox and Pete Thamel.
 
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver recap the NBA Draft with some winners and losers. First: whether pick tipping is cool, the relatively subdued draft after a week of hype, the league on hold waiting for LeBron and Kawhi, and the real winners of the night in Mo Wagner and De'Anthony Melton. Then: the Mavs make a play for Luka, the Ha ...…
 
Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).
 
Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).
 
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (@Sam_Vecenie) review an eventful 2018 NBA Draft.They discuss the massive Mavericks/Hawks trade, Michael Porter Jr’s fall, the best values in both rounds and their big takeaways from the night.Sponsored by Hims (http://forhims.com/real) and TrueCar.Subscribe to RealGM ...…
 
Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes. The 2018 NBA draft from every angle. We spend 20 minutes on the huge Hawks/Mavs trade for Luka Doncic and Trae Young, then discuss every pick of the first round, plus some of the overall trends that shaped the night. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you lik ...…
 
Relive the 2018 NBA Draft 1st round as Coach Nick, Dave DuFour, and Adam Stanco offer unparalleled analysis and information with the kind of detail you won't find anywhere else.
 
Joining Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports is Yahoo’s NBA draft crew: Pete Thamel, Mike Hopkins and Wes Wilcox. The crew dives into the top of the draft, explore who might be the next Donovan Mitchell, riskiest picks and more.
 
J.J. Redick sits down with rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell to discuss taking the NBA by storm in his first season (9:00), reasons to love living in Utah, his desire to be drafted by Michael Jordan (17:00), what it would mean to win Rookie of the Year (24:05), the obsession with rewatching film from the playoffs (36:00), and ways to improve hi ...…
 
It's Draft Day, a huge moment in exactly 60 people's lives. But what really goes into that process? How grueling are the workouts back to back to back in order to show something extra to a team that's considering drafting you? What's it like to know, "Hey, I really am good enough to get to that next level and play in the League?" Is there a bet ...…
 
Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes. We break down the Charlotte/Brooklyn trade from every angle, including the effect on Brooklyn's 2019 cap space and Charlotte's opportunity cost for creating breathing room under the tax. Then mini scouting reports on 4 more draft prospects, Miles Bridges, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lonnie Walker, and Rob ...…
 
You've heard all about who the teams might pick, but you haven't really heard about why they might be making the decisions they make on draft night... and it's not always about winning games. John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) & Jake Madison (@NOLAJake) get into draft philosophy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver celebrate the eve of the NBA Draft by reminding you that Open Floor will be broadcasting live on SI's Draft Show Thursday night. Then: the combine interview process, whether Jaren Jackson Jr. can sell you a pen, and what type of utensil Lonnie Walker Jr. would be. From there: the importance of franc ...…
 
Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly.In this week’s show, Morris and Bozich are joined by one of their favorite recurring guests, Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News.Among the topics discussed:· Mike's recent piece on USA Baske ...…
 
Rachel Nichols, Ramona Shelburne and Kevin Arnovitz discuss whether the Spurs can make amends with Kawhi, if Luka Doncic is a top pick and how Dwight Howard fits in Brooklyn.
 
Duncan Smith of the Athletic Detroit and bballbreakdown.com joins Coach Nick to discuss what happened to Stan Van Gundy and why they chose Dwane Casey. Dave DuFour breaks down his favorite picks of the NBA Draft, and Derek Bodner walks us through the crazy story of Bryan Colagelo's demise in Philadelphia.…
 
SPECIAL "Chicago, #NBATwitter and the Future of Broadcasts" Cassidy Hubbarth from ESPN joins to discuss her career, NBA Twitter, burner accounts, MJ vs. LeBron and much more. Buying tickets this summer? Use code FASTBREAKBREAK to get $20 off your first purchase at SeatGeek.com To access exclusive bonus content and to support the show, go to Pat ...…
 
The NBA Draft is here. Unfortunately, the Rockets, as has been the case several times in the past handful of seasons, are without their first-round pick, having traded it to the Clippers (since re-routed to the Hawks) in the Chris Paul trade from last summer. Houston does own a second-round pick — the 46th pick of the draft. With much bigger fi ...…
 
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan sits down with Kevin O’Connor, Tate Frazier, and Danny Chau to answer questions surrounding the 2018 NBA draft. For more on the draft, check out our 2018 NBA Draft Guide at nbadraft.theringer.com.
 
David Locke sits down with the outspoken Jonathan Tjarks of the Ringer. They start at the top of the draft with Tjarks top 5 which has some surprises and then work all the way through the draft to the end of the first round. A comprehensive look at the top prospects as well as those that we are just getting to know. Learn more about your ad cho ...…
 
The hardest working man in basketball joins the program to educate the two least hard working men in any profession on the eve of the NBA Draft. More Kawhi talk and a heavy emphasis on prospects from Ayton and Doncic to Shake Milton and De'Anthony Melton. This is the deepest dive you'll need to hear to prep for tomorrow night's draft so you're ...…
 
Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes. We catch up on news, including Kawhi Leonard's meeting with Gregg Popovich and continued reports he wants to be traded to the Lakers, plus draft scuttlebutt like the Hawks liking Luka Doncic at 3 and the Grizzlies and Kings struggling to get information on prospects. Then 4 shorter 10 minute bites on s ...…
 
Chris is joined by Rashad Phillips, College basketball/NBA prospect GURU, to talk why he thinks Trae Young is the best player in the draft, whether the Suns should take DeAndre Ayton, if Luka Doncic is gonna pan out, and why he has Mo Bamba as his #2 player in this draft.
 
Amin Elhassan, Jorge Sedano, and Byron Scott discuss the deceptive smokescreens and rumors leading up to this week's NBA Draft. Plus, Baron Davis joins the show.
 
The Ringer's Mark Titus and Tate Frazier connect just two days before the NBA draft to discuss Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III's decision to sign sneaker deals with Puma and ambush Kevin O'Connor to force him to defend his stance on Wendell Carter Jr. vs. Marvin Bagley. Then the guys talk about Grayson Allen's fantastic interviews, the Mich ...…
 
Hall of Famer David Aldridge joins Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann to talk about Kawhi Leonard's reported trade request, how it affects the rest of free agency, teams under the most pressure this summer, our thoughts on the 2018 Draft class and much more. via Knit
 
The Locked on Podcast Network 5 day mock draft comes to an end with the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks taking picks 25-30. Two of the fan favorites finally going in the draft. Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated gives his player breakdowns and then gives his take on th ...…
 
Withers and the Mick Man try to figure out the ideal landing spot for Kawhi, while also searching for the perfect dark horse team that could get in the mix and truly shift the power in the East. Some draft talk happens but not too much as Reags is going to join us for a special bonus episode going down tomorrow. That's right folks,, you're gett ...…
 
Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes. We take a look at perhaps the most "modern" of the big men in this draft, Jaren Jackson, Jr. Does his shooting, switchability, and shot blocking outweight concerns about his scoring and rebounding potential? Then we examine Orlando's offseason, a more interesting one than many realize? Which player sho ...…
 
Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).
 
Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).
 
Koz and Bru rank their best players available, give their sleepers and talk about where the draft could get crazy on Thursday. (06-18-18) Subscribe to the Koz and Bru Show on iTunes! Follow @AaronBruski & @KozNTrubl Bookmark Hoop-Ball.com and follow @hoopballtweets for round-the-clock updates!
 
Luka Doncic? Marvin Bagley III? Jaren Jackson Jr.? If you were in the shoes of Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings, who would you draft No. 2? Kurt Helin and Rob Dauster of NBC Sports get into that topic as well as breaking down the rest of the draft such as the risers, the sleepers, and is Michael Porter Jr. worth the risk? Also, in the bigge ...…
 
Zach talks to ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony about this week's NBA draft -- trade rumors, swing picks, players who might rise and fall, and much more.
 
Boston Celtics analyst Brian Scalabrine (aka White Mamba aka Veal Scalabrine aka Ginga Ninja) is also the captain of the Ball Hogs in the Big3 league, which starts its second season this Friday in Houston, and he's discussing Big3 playing style, rosters, trash talking, and beating Trilogy! Brian's also got stories about playing against Shaq and ...…
 
On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver get together for a Monday morning podcast to discuss the impending trade of Kawhi Leonard and everything that comes with it. First: What went wrong in San Antonio? How will the perception of Kawhi change after the way this year unfolded? Where do the Spurs go from here? Also, Golliver demands that e ...…
 
Amin Elhassan hosts alongside Kevin Arnovitz and Dahntay Jones to talk the latest on Kawhi and the NBA Draft. Plus, Gary Payton joins to talk BIG3, and much, much more.
 
The Ringer's John Gonzalez is joined by Joe House to talk Kawhi Leonard rumors and odds for which team he ends up on (2:40), then John sits down with Tate Frazier and Riley McAtee to discuss potential top 10 NBA draft picks including Luka Doncic, Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr., Mo Bamba, Trae Young, and more (32:15).…
 
Justin and Kevin are back for another great episode. This week the guys talk about the Kawhi Leonard situation and possible places he could go if he wants off of the San Antonio Spurs train. they then take a second to talk about the new Detroit Pistons Coach Dwane Casey and how he can change the team for the better. They also talk about Nick Nu ...…
 
SPECIAL "Big 3, Breakfast and Basketball" Former NBA player Bonzi Wells joins to talk about some of his old teammates, which guys he's looking forward to playing against in this season of the Big 3, and whether he thinks Kevin Durant should have joined the Warriors, plus much more. Buying tickets this summer for a sporting event or concert? Use ...…
 
Adam Schefter talks to Sr. NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski about LeBron James' future (4:40), his life as an Insider (11:27), the origin of the "Woj Bomb" (26:10) and more.
 
In today’s episode co-host and National Championship coach TJ Rosene breaks down his thoughts on developing an off-season plan and how he thinks through this process. Get your notebooks ready for this information packed episode!By adambradley5@hotmail.com (HardwoodHustle.com).
 
The Locked on Podcast Network mock draft continues with picks 19 thru 24. Will there be surprises jumping up the board? Will Duke's Grayson Allen or Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo come off the board? The draft has moved into the section where the differences are minimal and it is going to be interesting to see who each team likes and who is selec ...…
 
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