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.
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons launches an all-NBA-everything feed for the Ringer podcast network. In Episode 1, Bleacher Report's Howard Beck joins Bill to discuss the ongoing struggles of New York's two teams, Phil Jackson's future (16:00), Griffin-Melo trade options (23:00), a Lopez reunion in Brooklyn (34:00), the dysfunctional Clippers (38:00), CP3's prime window (46:00), the 2016 playoff picture, Westbrook's Round 2 ceiling, and Cleveland's upset potential (54:00).
Chris and Juliet break down a slew of happenings around the NBA, including Larry Bird's tough love, Harden's solo bus, Lowry's struggles (10:00), Drake's basketball fandom (14:00), Dwight's next stop (28:00), the new-look Lakers (32:00), Durant's situational height (35:00), and a return to Waiters Island (40:00)!
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons grabs Tate Frazier on a Friday morning to figure out who's winning OKC-Spurs, whether Kyrie's latest hot streak is legit, why Atlanta and Toronto's backcourt are sputtering, how to beat the Curry-less Warriors, and whether Warriors-Cavs is just plain inevitable.
HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons grabs Joe House to discuss Curry's historic return against the Blazers, Thompson's two-way dominance (11:00), KD's alpha dog status (18:00), Kanter as the Spurs' kryptonite (25:00), and predictions for Thunder-Spurs tonight (31:00).
Quick pod: Bill Simmons and Ringer staff writer Kevin Clark (the world's only living Orlando Magic fan) discuss Scott Skiles's abrupt resignation and the Magic's always-confusing future.
The Ringer's Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks on whether there's a 76ers conspiracy, who should be the no. 1 overall pick, and whom Boston should take at no. 3.
The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman and Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp talk about Kevin Durant buying in with Billy Donovan, Steph Curry's popularity (12:00), Dwight Howard's reputation restoration (16:00), Pat Riley's Machiavellian moves (20:00), the Bucks vs. the Timberwolves (28:00), and candidates for the 76ers’ top pick.
The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Tate Frazier and 'Any Given Wednesday' writer Travon Free discuss the major talking points from the NBA conference finals heading into GSW-OKC Game 6.
The Ringer's Tate Frazier and Chris Ryan and 'Any Given Wednesday' writer Travon Free on the NBA Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus, predictions for Kevin Durant's free-agent destination.
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, and Tate Frazier on the implications of the Game 1 loss for the Cavs, Kyrie's "superstar" status, and potential mid-tier Team USA combinations.