Coach Nick is joined by The Athletic's Jared Weiss to discuss the newest defensive adjustments made against the Warriors, and whether the Trail Blazers are on solid footing in the West. Plus, Adam Silver's memo urging players from refrain from recruiting each other publicly was a direct shot at LeBron James and his comments regarding Anthony Davis. Who's right?
Coach Nick is joined by The Athletic's Jared Weiss to discuss the Sixers issues down the stretch with a non shooter like Ben Simmons in the lineup. They also go in detail about the necessity to play Justise Winslow at point guard and how it has unlocked a lot of things for the Heat who have won 5 of 6.
With Chris Paul's hamstring injury, it places the Rockets in real peril of missing the playoffs. The league continues to draft traditional big men at the very top, does De'Andre Ayton deserve that spot? And Joel Embiid is one of the most dominant big men in the NBA, but there's a big issue with his game that Coach Nick and Jared discuss.
The Wizards and Celtics had an old fashioned overtime shootout, complete with strange coaching and player decisions, and a mano a mano between Kyrie Irving and John Wall. Also, what is going right and wrong with the Rockets?
With the firing of Fred Hoiberg and replacing him with Jim Boylen, John Paxson has ushered in a new era for the Chicago Bulls. They seem to have gotten the message, as the team is playing with lots more intensity and passion, but is it sustainable? Senior NBA Writer Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic brings his insider knowledge to the show to discuss the differences in Boylen's approach, whether Lauri Markkanen can become a savior, and whether they've finally turned a corner.
Best friend of the breakdown Jared Weiss joins Coach Nick in a weekly show to discuss his breaking news on the Markelle Fultz situation, from his wrist injury to the nerve damage that has caused his shot to get so funky. And Fred Hoiberg was fired early Monday morning, and the only surprising thing might have been that it took that long.