CBS Sports Eye On Basketball Podcast

CBS Sports Eye On Basketball Podcast

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The experts at discuss the latest NBA news, rumors and other storylines around the league. Picks, predictions, bold statements, heated arguments ... it's all here in the Basketball Podcast.


08/11: It's time to end the conference playoffs  

CBS Sports NBA writer Brad Botkin joins the show to discuss why the NBA should get rid of conferences for the playoffs, why they won't, and what teams from the past would challenge the Warriors today.

08/02: Wiggins a super-max, and what should the schedule look like?  

James Herbert and Matt Moore discuss Andrew Wiggins and whether the Wolves should give him all the money, ever. They touch on Danilo Gallinari's Eurobasket "friendly" injury, and talk about how they would shape the marquee nights of the NBA schedule.

08/01: Is shooting superior to versatility?  

CBS Sports NBA writers Matt Moore and Brad Botkin debate what's more valuable in the NBA, superior shooting or versatility. Is Steph Curry an outlier that can't be judged? Or is his impact on the Warriors proof that shooting really does trump everything?

07/26: How do you build a winner around Kyrie Irving?  

James Herbert joins Matt Moore to discuss a thought experiment involving Kyrie Irving and how to make a successful team with him as your No. 1 player. The two also talk the idea of Melo in Portland, and what Derrick Rose can do for the Cavaliers.

07/24: Kyrie Irving wants to spread his wings  

James Herbert and Matt Moore discuss the Kyrie Irving situation in Cleveland, where Melo makes sense, and how Derrick Rose can work with the Cavs.

07/17: The Summer of LeBron's Discontent  

James Herbert and Matt Moore talk LeBron's discontent, and take reader questions on how to beat the Warriors, the most fun teams in the league next year, and more.

07/12: Will Melo be a Rocketman?  

James Herbert and Matt Moore dive again into reports Carmelo Anthony could be on his way to Houston (0:43), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's decision to join the Lakers (10:50) and talk Summer League impressions (14:07).

07/10: Summer League, Isaiah's max, and more sad Knicksing  

James Herbert and Matt Moore discuss Las Vegas Summer League and who has stood out (1:20) including Jayson Tatum. The two discuss the trade of Avery Bradley to Detroit and what it means for Isaiah Thomas (7:49). The two discuss Toronto's moves (23:20)and who the worst team in the East will be (37:30).

07/07 Basketball Podcast: Knicks gonna Knicks  

A week into free agency, CBS Sports' James Herbert and Chris Barnewall discuss the Celtics trading Avery Bradley to the Pistons, the Knicks' $71 million offer sheet for Tim Hardaway Jr., Rudy Gay going to the Spurs and the Heat's spending spree. Also, are the Pacers and Hawks stealth-tanking?

07/06: Free agency mailbag and the Warriors gap  

James Herbert and Matt Moore take NBA free agency mailbag questions, Brad Botkin talks the West and how wide the gap is between the Warriors and everyone else.

07/05: Hayward to the Celtics reaction  

A long, drawn-out Fourth of July led to Gordon Hayward agreeing to terms with the Boston Celtics. What does this mean for Utah and Boston? Can the Celtics challenge the Cavs? Plus, we talk Danilo Gallinari to the Clippers and more free agency.

07/03: Millsap to Denver, Raptors bring the band back, Cavs disaster  

James Herbert and Matt Moore talk NBA free agency. Where does the Paul Millsap signing put the Nuggets in the West? What are the Cavs doing with their front office? And where is Gordon Hayward going?

07/02: PG to the Thunder and free agency begins  

James Herbert and Matt Moore react to the Thunder's acquisition of Paul George, and look at the first round of big free agency signings.

06/30 Basketball Podcast: Revealing phone numbers, arranging meetings  

On the eve of free agency, CBS Sports' James Herbert and Chris Barnewall discuss Jimmy Butler's press conference and recruiting efforts, the future of Gordon Hayward, the confusing Phoenix Suns and the familiar John Calipari rumors. Also, while taking listener questions, they find out that the poutine donut is a thing.

06/28 Basketball Podcast: CP3 is a genius, the Knicks remain the Knicks  

On a crazy day in the NBA, CBS Sports' James Herbert and Chris Barnewall evaluate the blockbuster trade that sent Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, then they discuss the curious timing behind Phil Jackson's New York exit. RIP Lob City.

06/26 Basketball Podcast: The BIG3 is here, Love for Nuggets?  

CBS Sports' James Herbert and Chris Barnewall discuss the debut of the BIG3 and the inaugural NBA Awards. Then they delve into the 350th Ricky Rubio trade rumor, Dwight Howard's fit in Charlotte and what the Nuggets might look like with Kevin Love.

06/23: Giving the draft a five-star review  

Matt Moore and Jimmy Butler break down the Jimmy Butler trade to Minnesota and hand out five-star reviews for teams in the draft.

06/22: Lightning lotto mock, mocking the Knicks  

James Herbert and Matt Moore do a mini-mock draft hours before the NBA draft and talk about the madness of the Knicks.

06/20 Basketball Podcast: NBA offseason madness, the Hot Take Cannon, and you  

James Herbert and Matt Moore talk the Knicks possibly trading Kristaps Porzingis, the Cavs letting Dan Gilbert go, Jimmy Butler and Paul George rumors, and the NBA draft.

06/17: LeBron's future and free agency hot takes  

James Herbert joins Matt Moore to discuss LeBron's 2018 decision, if Jerry West can help the Clippers, and if Gordon Hayward is relevant. (32 minutes.)

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