Oct 30, 2015
Coach Nick welcomed James Ham, formerly of CowbellKingdom.com and now an on air Kings Analyst for CSN Bay Area. We break down the pairing of Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison on the court, Willie Cauley Stein's seemingly obvliviousness to all things normal basketball players do to improve, and how Boogie Cousins uses rage to make his engine run.
Oct 27, 2015
I'm joined by NBA insider Adi Joseph hops on the Instant Offense pod to talk all things NBA: what does Joakim Noah off the bench mean for the Bulls? How does Skiles affect the magic? Is Ty Lawson a gamechanger for Houston? Is Curry the best in the NBA? Do we crown youn player like Anthony Davis and Rudy Gobert too soon? We'll talk about his Fatal Flaws post (fascinating stuff), and revisit a debate on the Memphis methodology.
Oct 26, 2015
Sean Highkin is the Bulls beat reporter for Bleacher Report, and also contributes to NBC's Pro Basketball Talk. He gives his take on the Derrick Rose/Jimmy Butler feud, as well as how well Joakim Noah will accept coming off the bench. Coach Nick and Sean get into why athletes seem to get blamed for getting injured, as well as some insane trade ideas.
Oct 22, 2015
Months ago, AmeriLeague touted itself as a deluxe alternative to the NBA Development League. Now the proverbial poop has hit the fan. Chris Reichert of the D-League-centric UpsideMotor.com (@Chris_Reichert) joins me to untangle the web of misinformation.
Oct 22, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Devin Kharpertian, Brooklyn Nets insider of TheBrooklynGame.com. We went through their starting lineup: Is Joe Johnson finished? Can Jarrett Jack be a bona fide starting point guard? Who will be their Small Forward?
Oct 20, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with league commisioner Kevin Williams to discuss the expansion of the New Era Basketball League - a multi city league across the country designed to showcase the immense basketball talent the United States has to offer. With 10 teams across the country, NEBA plays a wide open and entertaining brand of basketball, and many of their players go on to lucrative careers around the globe. For more info on NEBA, click here: http://bit.ly/1Rmawu9
Oct 19, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Detroit Pistons point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who played at Colorado and came from the City League in Los Angeles, to talk about everything related to being part of an NBA team. From diet, to how to attack the pick and roll, to how he interacts with head coach Stan Van Gundy, this is a rare glimpse into the life of an NBA player and how it might differ from playing ball at lower levels.
Oct 16, 2015
The Mavs are at a crucial point in their franchise's timeline. The Rondo Debacle and DeAndre-Gate were just the latest two whiffs with big name players. My guy Kirk Henderson (that's @KirkSeriousFace on Twitter) comb through the minutiae. How much does Dirk Nowitzki have left in the tank? What was owner Mark Cuban's logic in giving Wes Matthews a max contract? How good is Chandler Parsons? What version of Deron Williams does Dallas get? All of these and more!
Oct 14, 2015
Dan Dickau was an All American at Gonzaga, played in the NBA for 6 years, and is now a basketball analyst for the Pac 12 Network, as well as host of the Dickau and Slim Show on ESPN Radio. Coach Nick and Dan discuss the many coaches he had and their impact on him, including Bob Bender and Mark Few. Dan also dove into the point guard position, explaining how he was able to exist as a shooter and a guy who had to set his teammates up.
Oct 9, 2015
I'm joined by ESPN.com's Justin Tinsley to talk what it's like to be part of the creation of ESPN's cultural imprint "The Undefeated" (dubbed the "Black Grantland"), thoughts on the Cavs' Finals showing, this season's top 5 players at each position, his rookies to watch, and how he sees the conference seedings shaking out. Fun talk, good times, great insight from a talented young writer.
Oct 8, 2015
Coach Nick sat down with Jerry Zgoda to discuss the current state of coaching duties with Flip Saunders being ill, as well as the development of Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins. He also breaks down his thoughts on the development of the team as they compete in the brutal Western Conference.
Oct 7, 2015
Draft Kings employee Ethan Haskell was emrboiled in a major controversy over the weekend when he won $350,000 in a Football Daily Fantasy League from rival Fan Duel. When he erroneously released lineup data a little early, it appeared he was profiting off of insider information. David Kitchen of FantasyInsiders.com, who's also a Draft Kings Analyst, joined Coach Nick to explain how this really went down and why most of the media reports are wrong. In addition, Coach Nick and David discussed the underlying fundamentals of Daily Fantasy and the best approach in order to succeed.
Oct 6, 2015
Josh Coleman of 3SOB.com joins me as we analyze the Memphis offseason and project their 2016 season. We talk the importance of Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, and debate if an overhaul might be in order. Don't miss it!
Oct 5, 2015
Comcast Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill got on the Bulls beat recently, and talks about his experiences covering both the Pistons and the Bulls. Will Derrick Rose fit in? Can Jimmy Butler be the man? Will Fred Hoiberg get this team playing well together? All these questions and more are answered in this must listen for Bulls fans.
Oct 3, 2015
Coach Nick discusses the NBA, particularly his hometown James Harden and the Houston Rockets, with Curtlow - a hilarious radio personality known for calling in to Sirius XM's NBA Channel on a daily basis to offer his unique insights into the game.
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