Coach Nick and Dave DuFour get together to discuss the hot 3 point shooting from unlikely players like Tobias Harris, along with the Pistons surprisingly hot start. Is Lonzo Ball going to get it together on the court and live up to the hype? What should the Utah Jazz do in the wake of the Rudy Gobert injury that will keep him out 4-6 weeks?
How are the young Lakers keeping it together?
Is Kyrie a different player in Boston?
How can Andrew Wiggins improve?
Clippers pro personnel scout Dave Severns joins Coach Nick to discuss how the Clippers have surprised many with their play to begin the season:
How has Blake Griffin improved his shot so dramatically?
What is the definition of an open shot?
Are the Clippers a serious contender?
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour recorded their live Periscope show, discussing Cavaliers and Warriors, plus take questions from the audience.
What is wrong with the Cavs and the Warriors?
Are the Magic For Real?
Can the Pistons Make a break through this year?
Chris Oliver, head coach at the University of Windsor and founder of BasketballImmersion.com, shared his thoughts on attending 4 different NBA teams practices during training camp. Rare insight behind the curtain of how the Pistons, Cavaliers, Bucks, and Pacers ran their practices and taught the game.
Coach Nick and Dave DuFour dive deep into the NBA news and what's happening on the court. They run the gamut from the Suns to the Knicks and everywhere in between:
Where will Eric Bledsoe get traded?
How damn good is Giannis?
Why oh why did we sleep so hard on the Grizzlies?
Tim Bontemps in the National NBA Writer for the Washington Post, and he lends his expert insight in his discussion with Coach Nick.
Can the Bucks make a run at the top of the conference?
What happens to the Celtics without Hayward?
Have The Warriors Ruined the NBA?
What are our predictions for the major NBA awards?
Who will be on the hot seat?
How will the Conferences shake out?
Will Malik Monk Make Kemba expendable?
Can Kyrie Irving become a leader in Boston?
Does Andrew Wiggins know he’s now the 3rd option?
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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