Pelicans Beat Writer for The Athletic Will Guillory joins Coach Nick to give his insider's analysis on why Anthony Davis suddenly wants out of New Orleans after 6 1/2 years. And as a bonus, Jared Weiss of The Athletic fills in more of the blanks about potential destinations that both fit Davis's playing style and lifestyle.
Coach Nick has a pretty hot take on the LeBron James/Luke Walton situation in Los Angeles, plus him and Jared Weiss of The Athletic discuss the Warriors Celtics game and the All Star starters and potential reserves.
Coach Nick welcomes Friend of the Breakdown Jovan Buha, Clippers beat writer for The Athletic, to discuss what has happened to the hot start of the Clippers. Jovan explains why Avery Bradley has become a four letter word on #NBATwitter, and what potential trades they might explore to upgrade the roster for a strong playoff push.
Welcoming Dave DuFour back, he and Coach Nick show you how to do a pod: They examine how DeMarcus Cousins looks on the floor for the Warriors, whether CP3 can come back and help the Rockets with Super Saiyan Harden, and we answer a ton of questions from the live Periscope Broadcast.
Coach Nick is joined as always by The Athletic's Jared Weiss to discuss Kyrie's comments that he called LeBron James to commiserate, are the Mavericks seriously thinking about trading Dennis Smith Jr, and should the Rockets cut down on their three point attempts?
The reporter that broke the news of Team President and Head Coach Tom Thibdeau's firing from the Minnesota Timberwolves was none other than Jon Krawczynski, and he joins Coach Nick to discuss what it all means and the state of the franchise going forward.
Then, Jared Weiss joins Coach Nick to go into more depth about who they'll search for to replace Thibodeau, plus an NBA mailbag from the Live Show recorded on Periscope.
Paul George is having an MVP caliber year, and deserves to be in the discussion for the award. The Grizzlies had a physical altercation after a bad loss to Detroit, and Coach Nick and Jared discuss whether it's even a good idea to have a meeting immediately after a game. Anthony Davis puts up monster numbers, but something about his game doesn't seem to profoundly affect whether the Pelicans win or lose.