Coach Nick, as always, is joined by James Holas (twitter.com/snottiedrippen) to discuss:
Is the Joel Embiid extension worth it?
How has Russell Westbrook fit in with his new teammates?
Should NFL athletes take a knee?
Will the Nets be better than we all think?
How have the rockets integrated CP3 into their offense?
Can OKC give the Warriors a run for their money?
How is Kyle Kuzma the best player on the lakers?
Are the Clippers good enough to make the playoffs?
Did the All Star Game just get better?
Author of "Basketball Is Jazz," ESPN's David Thorpe joins Coach Nick to discuss basketball training methods and general coaching.
What’s the difference in training methods in Europe vs America?
Are coaches in general evolving with the game?
What are some of the things Coach Thorpe has done with his NBA players to improve them?
Noah Coslov, radio host on Sirius XM NBA Radio, and host of The Pace and Space podcast as well as a new pod called The Follow Up, joins Coach Nick to discuss the whacky off season and so many stars changing teams.
Will Dwyane Wade help the Cavaliers enough?
Can Chris Paul and James Harden play together well enough to beat the Warriors?
Can OKC possibly make it work with their big 3?
Will Carmelo Fit In With The Thunder?
How Will Russ change his role to fit his new teammates?
Can Billy Donovan solve the riddle and make this team a contender?
Curtlow, as always, an entertaining guest with his takes on the Rockets, joins Coach Nick to discuss the upcoming season:
Will the Rockets ever get Carmelo?
Does he make them good enough to beat the Warriors?
Should James Harden have won the MVP award?
Can the Heat compete for the top of the East?
Draymond Or Klay? You can Only keep one.
What will OKC do if the Russ Paul George Experiment isn’t working?
Why has it been the dog days of the season recently?
Who are the biggest fantasy sleepers this year?
How excited should we be for the Nuggets?
What will the NBA Draft look like in the future?
Is tanking good for the NBA?
How should we decide who gets into the hall of fame?
Will the rockets change under new ownership?
Can the Bucks get back into contention in the East?
What does the Average NBA player look like?
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Coach Nick explained why he is so dedicated to the Triangle Offense and its principles - from coaching it at the High School level, to spending time with Tex Winter discussing how to implement it.
Coach Nick and James tease their ultimate Russell Westbrook battle podcast as well as address these questions:
What is up with Isaiah Thomas’s hip injury?
Can The Cavaliers survive if he can’t play?
How good are the Vegas oddsmakers’ over under predictions?
What was the NBA like in the 70s?
How did dribbling improve so dramatically back then?
Was 1976 truly the golden age of the NBA?
Adam Criblez joins Coach Nick to discuss the NBA in the 1970's as researched in Criblez's new book "Tall Tales And Short Shorts - Dr. J, Pistol Pete, And The Birth Of The Modern NBA."
Will the Kyrie Irving trade go through?
Did the Cavaliers improve enough to beat the Warriors?
How screwed is Nerlens Noel?
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Did the Celtics give up too much for Kyrie Irving?
Have the Cavs improved enough to beat the Warriors?
Do the Jimmy Butler and Paul George trades look worse now?
Dave McMenamin is an NBA Reporter for ESPN who the insider information on the everything to do with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Nick dives into the Kyrie question and what it's like being a Number 2 to LeBron James.
Will the dual role of coach and gm become extinct?
How will D’Antoni and Harden affect Chris Paul’s mindset?
Are you as excited as we are for Eurobasket?
Which teams had the best off season by far?
How much have the Thunder improved?
Is the Melo to the Rockets trade dead?
Is Lavar Ball good for the game?
What Will Hornacek’s Offense look like this year?
What changes would we make with the NBA rules?
What will the Knicks look like this season?
Can Javale McGee improve enough to be a starter?
How do Dave and I watch NBA Games?
What is the latest in the Kyrie Irving Experience Situation?
How Does Carmelo Anthony fit into all of this?
Why has the free agent market dried up so quickly?
Did Kyrie Really just request a trade from the Cavaliers?
Where should he go?
Who should the Cavs get in return
What can we take away from the Summer League?
Are players now that much more athletic than the 70s?
How deep is the Daryl Morey effect on the league?