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Aug 22, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with former Arizona star and current Pac-12 Network analyst Matt Muehlebach. They discuss a high school rivlary with Gary Payton, playing in the summer camp circuit against some playground legends, and Arizona's intense recruiting pitch. Muehlebach, the winningest player in school history, shares remarkable stories about playing for Lute Olson, building the Arizona program, and developing a lifelong friendship with Steve Kerr. He takes us inside a Golden State Warriors practice and explains how Kerr's understanding of the game has taken Steph Curry to new heights. Also, Muehlebach talks about his short stint as an agent for NBA players.  Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Matt Muehlebach: @mattmuehlebach Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown Yaw Geez (Intro Music): @YAWmusic  
Aug 20, 2016

Bulls:

-Coach Hoiberg compared adding Rondo and Wade to Butler with Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell to KG in Minny. Help me put that into perspective.
-Added Portis last year, Valentine this year. Plus Zipser, Felicio, McDermott, and Jerian Grant, there's some tantalizing potential there.
-Lopez-Gibson-Butler-Wade isn't a bad core 4. What's your prognosis for this season under Hoiberg? What's the key to a successful season?

Cavs:

-Any chance they get dethroned?

-last year, Kyrie was working back from injury, showed out in the Finals. Did his playoffs change how you view him? Where did you rank him last preseason, where do you rank him now?

-Does Kevin Love find his footing this season?

Pacers:

I see the Pacers potentially challenging for that 2 spot in the east. Am I crazy?

-Where is Paul George in the current pantheon of players?

-George Hill underrated defender, let PG handle at will. Teague more ball dominant, more offensively explosive. Better or worse for Indy?

-Myles Turner: at 20, one of 8 rookies his age or younger to go for at least 10 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 1.4 blks. What's his ceiling?

 

Pistons:

-Are the Boban and Leuer additions enough to push them into the top 4?

- What does Andre Drummond need to do to propel himself (and Detroit) into that next level?

-Are Ish Smith and  Ray McCallum the answer at backup PG?

-Thoughts on Tobias Harris?

 

Bucks:

Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon add youth and more versatility; Dellavedova was overall below replacement level last year. Did they do enough to hop back into the playoff hunt?

-Thoughts on Point Giannis?

-Can Jabari Parker be a franchise cornerstone?

-You're the GM: What to do about Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams?

 

Aug 19, 2016
Summertime, offseason, that means Matt and Jon go in all different directions. First, they discuss the like-ability of the Olympic team and then Matt pitches Jon movies ideas. Finally, Obama hanging out with NBA players is analyzed.
Aug 18, 2016
Bulls: -Coach Hoiberg compared adding Rondo and Wade to Butler with Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell to KG in Minny. Help me put that into perspective. -Added Portis last year, Valentine this year. Plus Zipser, Felicio, McDermott, and Jerian Grant, there's some tantalizing potential there. -Lopez-Gibson-Butler-Wade isn't a bad core 4. What's your prognosis for this season under Hoiberg? What's the key to a successful season? Cavs: -Any chance they get dethroned? -last year, Kyrie was working back from injury, showed out in the Finals. Did his playoffs change how you view him? Where did you rank him last preseason, where do you rank him now? -Does Kevin Love find his footing this season? Pacers: I see the Pacers potentially challenging for that 2 spot in the east. Am I crazy? -Where is Paul George in the current pantheon of players? -George Hill underrated defender, let PG handle at will. Teague more ball dominant, more offensively explosive. Better or worse for Indy? -Myles Turner: at 20, one of 8 rookies his age or younger to go for at least 10 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 1.4 blks. What's his ceiling?   Pistons: -Are the Boban and Leuer additions enough to push them into the top 4? - What does Andre Drummond need to do to propel himself (and Detroit) into that next level? -Are Ish Smith and  Ray McCallum the answer at backup PG? -Thoughts on Tobias Harris?   Bucks: Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon add youth and more versatility; Dellavedova was overall below replacement level last year. Did they do enough to hop back into the playoff hunt? -Thoughts on Point Giannis? -Can Jabari Parker be a franchise cornerstone? -You're the GM: What to do about Greg Monroe and Michael Carter-Williams?  
Aug 17, 2016

Warriors:

Can they embrace the role of villains? 

Is there a cross-sport equivalence to them nabbing KD?

Should Kerr's postseason gaffes affect how we view him?

Can the bench do enough? Will it matter if they don't?

 Clippers:

What more do they need?

Was this off season a success?

Is this Blake and Chris Paul's last stand?

Kings:

What's the take on Boogie?

What the hell is going on with the roster?

Can we find any positives this off season?

Suns: 

Grade the wonderous off season.

Where do we rank their young core?

What do the vets bring to the table? Could they shock the NBA this year?

Lakers:

How much does coaching matter?

Are Deng and Mozgov worth $138 million to THIS team?

Who can we compare Ingram and Russell to?

Where do we rank Clarkson among shooting guards?

Is Randle a franchise cornerstone?

-How long until these Lakers return to relevance?

Me too, @SnottieDrippen!

And big shouts to Patrick, aka @SFamXNoble for the sounds!

Aug 16, 2016

Miami Heat:
-After 13 years, over 20,000 points, and 3 rings, Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley went through a very public, very ugly split, and Wade's now in Chicago. We get Big Wos' thoughts on the Riley-Wade dynamic.

-Hassan Whiteside is 27, with less than 150 NBA games under his belt, only 75 starts, has questions about his attitude/maturity, and is now in possession of a 4 year, $98 million contract. The Heat took a leap of faith, but did they bet on the wrong horse?

-What's going on with Chris Bosh?

-Will this enough for coach Spoelstra and Riley to make the playoffs?

Orlando Magic:

-What exactly is going on in Orlando?

-Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka, Biyombo, and incumbent Vucevic. How does new coach Frank Vogel divvy up the minutes?

-Between Evan Fournier (5 yrs/85 mil),Mario  Hezonja, and Elfrid Payton, how does the backcourt stack up to others in the east?

Atlanta Hawks:

-From 60 wins, to 48 and 4th seed: do they reverse the trend this year?

-Can Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard coexist?

-is Dennis Schroeder ready for starter's responsibilities?

Charlotte Hornets:

Out: Lin, Lee, Big Al

For the last 4 years, they've alternated between missing the playoffs and 1st round exits.Should Hornets fans prep for the lottery, and do they matter?

-Can Kemba Walker make The Leap? What can expect from him this year?

-what's their best case scenario (who needs to step up, how far can they go in playoffs?). Worst case scenario?

Washington Wizards:

Are the off season moves, plus a pissed off john Wall, enough to make them relevant again?

-Is Wall the 2nd best player in the East? Did last year change your POV on Wall?

-What does new coach Scott Brooks bring to the table that can was missing?

Aug 16, 2016
Warriors: Can they embrace the role of villains?  Is there a cross-sport equivalence to them nabbing KD? Should Kerr's postseason gaffes affect how we view him? Can the bench do enough? Will it matter if they don't?  Clippers: What more do they need? Was this off season a success? Is this Blake and Chris Paul's last stand? Kings: What's the take on Boogie? What the hell is going on with the roster? Can we find any positives this off season? Suns:  Grade the wonderous off season. Where do we rank their young core? What do the vets bring to the table? Could they shock the NBA this year? Lakers: How much does coaching matter? Are Deng and Mozgov worth $138 million to THIS team? Who can we compare Ingram and Russell to? Where do we rank Clarkson among shooting guards? Is Randle a franchise cornerstone? -How long until these Lakers return to relevance? Follow Marcus on Twitter, @ThompsonScribe! Me too, @SnottieDrippen! And big shouts to Patrick, aka @SFamXNoble for the sounds!
Aug 15, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with ESPN.com Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer Dave McMenamin. They discuss who on the Cavs believed they could make a historic comeback after trailing 3-1 in the NBA Finals, how they came back, what has been motivating LeBron James, what the future holds for Kyrie Irving, and why Kevin Love has accepted his role as third banana.  Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Dave McMenamin: @mcten Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown Yaw Geez (Intro Music): @YAWmusic
Aug 15, 2016

Sopan Deb of CBS News joins Coach Nick to lend his unique insight into covering Donald Trump, from interacting with Trump supporters to following every single one of his events. Find out what it's like to take multiple planes a day, being on the road for over a year straight, and how that shapes the coverage of the Republican nominee for president.

Aug 10, 2016
Miami Heat: -After 13 years, over 20,000 points, and 3 rings, Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley went through a very public, very ugly split, and Wade's now in Chicago. We get Big Wos' thoughts on the Riley-Wade dynamic. -Hassan Whiteside is 27, with less than 150 NBA games under his belt, only 75 starts, has questions about his attitude/maturity, and is now in possession of a 4 year, $98 million contract. The Heat took a leap of faith, but did they bet on the wrong horse? -What's going on with Chris Bosh? -Will this enough for coach Spoelstra and Riley to make the playoffs? Orlando Magic: -What exactly is going on in Orlando? -Aaron Gordon, Serge Ibaka, Biyombo, and incumbent Vucevic. How does new coach Frank Vogel divvy up the minutes? -Between Evan Fournier (5 yrs/85 mil),Mario  Hezonja, and Elfrid Payton, how does the backcourt stack up to others in the east? Atlanta Hawks: -From 60 wins, to 48 and 4th seed: do they reverse the trend this year? -Can Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard coexist? -is Dennis Schroeder ready for starter's responsibilities? Charlotte Hornets: Out: Lin, Lee, Big Al For the last 4 years, they've alternated between missing the playoffs and 1st round exits.Should Hornets fans prep for the lottery, and do they matter? -Can Kemba Walker make The Leap? What can expect from him this year? -what's their best case scenario (who needs to step up, how far can they go in playoffs?). Worst case scenario? Washington Wizards: Are the off season moves, plus a pissed off john Wall, enough to make them relevant again? -Is Wall the 2nd best player in the East? Did last year change your POV on Wall? -What does new coach Scott Brooks bring to the table that can was missing? -Can the Kelly Oubre/Otto Porter duo pick up the slack?
Aug 9, 2016
Sopan Deb of CBS News joins Coach Nick to lend his unique insight into covering Donald Trump, from interacting with Trump supporters to following every single one of his events. Find out what it's like to take multiple planes a day, being on the road for over a year straight, and how that shapes the coverage of the Republican nominee for president.
Aug 9, 2016

The NBA off-season has been bananas, so it'll take a Herculean effort to untangle all of the mayhem. First up, MavsMoneyball.com's Editor-In-Chief and all around good guy Tim Cato (that's @Tim_Cato on Twitter) drops by to dissect the Southwest division.

Mavericks: Key additions/losses, grade Dallas' off season.
Feelings about Dirk Nowitzki getting paid. How much does he have left in the tank?

Is Justin Anderson as bad ass as he seems?

Will Wes Matthews ever return to form? What do we expect from him this year?

Spurs: Did they add enough? What's Pau Gasol/David Lee bring? Who's that X-factor?

Chance Kawhi Leonard wins MVP?

Grizzlies: New Coach, new wing (Chandler Parsons), Marc Gasol & Mike Conley back (153 MILLION DOLLARS); is this enough to compete in the West?

Thoughts on draftees Wade Baldwin & Deyonta Davis?

"You be the GM": you paying Conley so much?

How's the rotation go?

Rockets: Mike D'antoni BYKE, Harden locked in for more years, snagged Ryan Anderson & Eric Gordon, got Sam Dekker back, lost Dwight Howard. What's it all mean?

Thoughts on Clint Capela? Will Onuaku get mins?

Stats projections that mean absolutely nothing.

Pelicans: Health has been a huge issue for them. Anthony Davis & Jrue Holiday back,did they do enough to matter? (drafted Diallo +Hield, signed Galloway, Moore, Solo Hill, Terrence Jones)

concerned about the Brow's injury history? Where does he rank, player-wise?

Is Buddy Hield the missing piece?

Aug 7, 2016
The NBA off-season has been bananas, so it'll take a Herculean effort to untangle all of the mayhem. First up, MavsMoneyball.com's Editor-In-Chief and all around good guy Tim Cato (that's @Tim_Cato on Twitter) drops by to dissect the Southwest division. Mavericks: Key additions/losses, grade Dallas' off season. Feelings about Dirk Nowitzki getting paid. How much does he have left in the tank? Is Justin Anderson as bad ass as he seems? Will Wes Matthews ever return to form? What do we expect from him this year? Spurs: Did they add enough? What's Pau Gasol/David Lee bring? Who's that X-factor? Chance Kawhi Leonard wins MVP? Grizzlies: New Coach, new wing (Chandler Parsons), Marc Gasol & Mike Conley back (153 MILLION DOLLARS); is this enough to compete in the West? Thoughts on draftees Wade Baldwin & Deyonta Davis? "You be the GM": you paying Conley so much? How's the rotation go? Rockets: Mike D'antoni BYKE, Harden locked in for more years, snagged Ryan Anderson & Eric Gordon, got Sam Dekker back, lost Dwight Howard. What's it all mean? Thoughts on Clint Capela? Will Onuaku get mins? Stats projections that mean absolutely nothing. Pelicans: Health has been a huge issue for them. Anthony Davis & Jrue Holiday back,did they do enough to matter? (drafted Diallo +Hield, signed Galloway, Moore, Solo Hill, Terrence Jones) oncerned about the Brow's injury history? Where does he rank, player-wise? Is Buddy Hield the missing piece?
Aug 4, 2016

Coach Nick sat down with Jared Sexton Yates, contributor to the New Republic and New York Times, to more fully understand what happens at a Donald Trump rally and who attends them. While the prospects for passionate human behavior are dim, it's important to understand what these rallies are doing to the discourse and our political system.

Aug 4, 2016
Find out what it's like to be in the midst of several Trump rallies with Creative Professor at Georgia Southern University Jared Yates Sexton.
Aug 3, 2016

Coach Nick welcomes on the show Travis Woo, who has identified the many fundamentals to landing once you've left your feet to execute a basketball move. This is a very ignored subject and the cause for lots of serious injuries to the ankles, knees, and back. Many of them could be avoided with more attention paid to the fundamentals of landing. Learn more from Travis on his YouTube channel: Hoops Movement.

Aug 1, 2016
Coach Nick welcomes on the show Travis Woo, who has identified the many fundamentals to landing once you've left your feet to execute a basketball move. This is a very ignored subject and the cause for lots of serious injuries to the ankles, knees, and back. Many of them could be avoided with more attention paid to the fundamentals of landing. Learn more from Travis on his YouTube channel: Hoops Movement.
Jul 30, 2016
Comedian Johnny Skourtis joins the Hoopers to discuss his Laker fandom, Kevin Durant's new ink, and everyone's favorite podcast advertiser Blue Apron.
Jul 25, 2016
Adam Stanco leads an honest dialogue about race with two friends. Kenny Williams, host of the FiyaStarter Podcast, and Will Ray, a former Army Ranger, share their life experiences. They explain the challenges, struggles, and discrimination they've faced as black men. They also discuss whether NBA players have a responsibility to speak out about race relations and how they can make a difference.  Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Kenny Williams: @KBadds FiyaStarter Podcast: @HotFiyaStarter Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jul 25, 2016
Dan Carson, from Fox Sports, joins the Hoopers to discuss JR Smith and only JR Smith. Welcome to the off-season.
Jul 21, 2016
Hall of Fame player Rick Barry, who won an NBA title with the Golden State Warriors in 1975, joins Coach Nick to talk about underhanded free throw shooting, what offense was like back then, and the differences in free agency then and now. 
Jul 16, 2016
Utah Jazz legendary coach Frank Layden, who coached the team from 1981-89, sat down with Coach Nick to discuss what coaching was like in the 1980s. Layden also described the process of identifying John Stockton and Karl Malone before drafting the two hall of famers as well as his version of advanced analytics. 
Jul 12, 2016
Futernick back! This week we're joined by actor David Futernick and we go through all the off season trades so far. Then we talk Ben Simmons vs Brandon Ingram in Summer League, Knicks free agency, and then Matt goes off on a certain Durant-less city.
Jul 11, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Kerry Keating, the former Santa Clara head coach and assistant coach at Seton Hall, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Appalachian State, Tulsa, Tennessee, and UCLA. Keating reveals details about how he recruited Russell Westbrook, what he saw in the future NBA star when he was simply a little known recruit, who Westbrook truly is as a person, and the relationship between Westbrook and Kevin Durant. They discuss recruiting for Ben Howland, including the remarkable recruiting tales of how he signed UCLA legends Kevin Love and Darren Collison. Plus, Keating explains how a fantastic coaching journey paved the way for him becoming one of the first video coordinators in college basketball and privately seeing Tim Duncan's talents before the rest of the world did. He also unearths the challenges of being a head coach at the Division I level. Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Kerry Keating: @kerrykeating3 Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
Jul 6, 2016
Adam Stanco's in-depth interview with Oregon assistant coach Mike Mennenga. They discuss Mennenga's long basketball journey, including his former coaching stints with Maine, Buffalo, Iowa State, Providence, and Canisius. He talks about the Ducks' excellent season and how he landed some of the team's top talents. He explains explains how he recruits at a high level, helped Canadian basketball reach new heights, and rebounded from the controversy that almost knocked him out of coaching for good. Subscribe to the Great Point Podcast on iTunes. On Twitter... Adam Stanco: @NaismithLives Mike Mennenga: @mennenga32 Great Point Podcast: @GreatPointPod BBALLBREAKDOWN: @bballbreakdown
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