Episode 38: Brad Rowland

In this episode, I made Brad pick over/unders on numbers like the Denver Nuggets’ win total, Kyrie’s points per game, Joel Embiid’s rebounds and Chris Paul’s assists. We also hear a clip from Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer on his approach to utilizing young players.

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Episode 36: Adam Johnson

We talk to G-League expert Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days about the Erie BayHawks, their recent expansion draft, and the two G-Leaguers recently signed by the Hawks: Quinn Cook and Josh Magette.
BONUS: We also spoke to Erie BayHawks General Manager Malik Rose about the tryout that the BayHawks held in Atlanta and the challenges strategies of assembling a G-League roster.

Episode 35: James Holas

We talk to James Holas of BBall Breakdown and the B.O.D. Pod about Dennis Schroder and the Hawks inevitable reliance on him for a lot of their offense. We also talk about the NBA rank of Nikola Jokic relative to his peers, a topic which James took to his Twitter time in recent days, and our thoughts on the NBA’s recent jersey release.

Episode 33: Chris Barnewall

We talk to Chris Barnewall of CBS Sports about some initial impressions from the NBA Draft, plus the trade that sent Marco Belinelli, Miles Plumlee to Atlanta and Dwight Howard to Charlotte. We also listen to a detailed piece audio from Hornets head coach Steve Clifford on the NBA re-inventing itself with threes, spacing, and switching defenses — and Chris and I discuss how the Howard trade impacts the Hornets in those ways.

Episode 32: Payal Doshi

We talk to Raptors expert Payal Doshi of RealSport about the recent Raps/Bucks series, the upcoming Raps/Cavaliers series, and more important topics like ‘Was the Milwaukee U-S-A, U-S-A chant corny?’ and ‘Is Bruno Caboclo fewer than two years away from being two years away?’

Episode 31: me

Some thoughts from me on the Hawks and their transition, outlook, and choices of tactics going from Game 2 to Game 3 of their series vs. the Washington Wizards.

Included is the full audio from Dennis Schroder’s post-practice media scrum.

Episode 30: Larry Luk

Today’s guest is Larry Luk of the Hawks 6th Man Section and the HawksBros social media accounts.

Larry and I talk discuss the upcoming playoff series between the Hawks and Wizards, including:

1) Kent Bazemore coming off the bench (in Baze’s own words),
2) Dwight Howard matching up against former teammate Marcin Gortat (in Dwight’s own words),
3) And figuring out the backup point guard spot vs. Washington.

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Episode 29: Ben Standig

Today’s guest is Ben Standig of the podcast Locked on Wizards

Ben and I talk discuss the upcoming playoff series between the Hawks and Wizards, including the impact of adding Scott Brooks and Bojan Bogdanovic, which Wizards will be in the rotation, how Washington replaces Ian Mahinmi, and how the Wizards fare against switching defenses.

We also hear a bonus bit from Jose Calderon on a series involving two of his international teammates, and I made some playoff predictions.

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