The BBALLBREAKDOWN Podcast

The BBALLBREAKDOWN Podcast

United States

Listen to some of the best analysis on the NBA as Coach Nick brings on the top basketball minds to discuss trades, contracts, and X's and O's

Episodes

Danny Leroux of RealGM on Kawhi, LeBron, Russ and MORE  

Danny Leroux appears all over the internet with his incredibly insightful and rational NBA analysis, and today he joins Coach Nick for a fast paced journey across most of the NBA: from Kawhi's role compared to Russell Westbrook - to the state of the Cavaliers and the Warriors and everything in between. 

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time Episode 5  

Coach Nick and Dave DuFour discuss how they feel about the Rockets (good), the Raptors (ehh), as well as the Draymond Green explosion at Kevin Durant regarding the Warriors late game struggles. We answer a bunch of your questions as well, like: Who would you pick first - Myles Turner or Nikola Jokic.

Heat Tanking, Trade Deadline, Post Up Death with Aaron Bruski  

Always a fun and energetic conversation with Hoop-Ball.com's Aaron Bruski, who goes in depth on the Miami Heat's situation, the looming trade deadline, Dan D'Antoni's comments on the 3 pointer, and what's happening with the Phoenix Suns.

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time Episode 4  

On this week's episode, Coach Nick and Dave discuss the MVP race, the pieces around Russell Westbrook in OKC, whether the Bulls have a good coach, and all sorts of other fun topics from around the NBA.

The State Of The Lakers With Laker Film Room's Pete Zayas  

Pete Zayas runs Laker Film Room - a Lakers-centric version of bballbreakdown, and he sat down with Coach Nick to discuss the ins and outs and X's and O's of this Lakers season as they struggle to grasp what head coach Luke Walton is teaching.

Strength & Conditioning Young Players: Leland Redfield  

Leland Redfield is a strength and conditioning coach who focuses on training younger athletes. He sits down with Coach Nick for an enlightening conversation on many of the newer and innovative techniques for improving strength - particularly the grip and the core. You can find out more about Leland's training by visiting his website: EveryAdvantageBasketball.com

Justin Termine of Sirius XM NBA Radio on Cavs, Warriors, Rockets, And MORE  

Do NOT miss one of the best pods of the year as Sirius XM NBA's Justin Termine joins Coach Nick for a rapid fire breakdown of the important story lines around the NBA. From the likelihood of a Cavs Warriors Finals rematch to the feel good Rockets resurgence. 

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time - Episode 3  

Coach Nick and Dave DuFour begin by discussing the inflammatory remark ex-NBA Head Coach George Karl makes in his new book about Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. This sparked a wide reaching discussion about coaching and communicating with players. We also dug into an interesting comparison between Bucks forward Jabari Parker, Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, and Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes.

Sixers Insider Derek Bodner  

Derek Bodner covers the Philadelphia 76ers for PhillyMag and the NBA Draft for USA Today. He joined Coach Nick for a deep discussion into the state of the Sixers, what they need to improve and which players might end up on the trading block.

CBA Expert Larry Coon Explains The New NBA Deal  

ESPN and Basketball Insiders' Larry Coon joins Coach Nick to break down the new agreement between the NBA Players Association and the NBA owners. Larry is the foremost expert on the CBA, and teaches a master class each summer called The Sports Business Classroom in Las Vegas timed with the Summer League.

Solving The NBA's Questions One Question At A Time Episode 2  

Can u win a title without 2 superstars? Should travels be called more strictly? Why do I pick on Russell Westbrook so much? Coach Dave and Coach Nick go through all this and LOTS more, including a Rogue One discussion, in this week's episode.

Oliver Maroney of Basketball Insiders  

Coach Nick sits down with Oliver Maroney, NBA Writer for BasketballInsiders.com, to discuss the latest in the league. From Draymond's kicks, to Russell Westbrook's exploits, and some Kawhi Leonard impact thrown in there as well, find out what we do and don't want to talk about in the NBA.

NBA TV's Rick Kamla  

Join NBA TV's Rick Kamla as Coach Nick discusses his pick for the 2nd Best Player in the Eastern Conference as well as the differences between the style of play back in the 80's compared to now.

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time  

Coach Dave DuFour of the That Guy Basketball Podcast and a contributor to bballbreakdown.com joins Coach Nick for a new WEEKLY SHOW, where we answer questions submitted to us from the NBA Reddit page. We discuss topics like: Who Is Our Pick For MVP, What Do The Timberwolves Need To Do To Turn It Around, and Why Russ Would Be Better At Shooting Guard.

Steve McPherson On The Minnesota Timberwolves Struggles  

Steve McPherson of Rolling Stone, A Wolf Among Wolves, and 1500 ESPN joins Coach Nick to explain why the Wolves record is below expectations as well as compare and contrast the Thibodeau era to the Sam Mitchell era. 

Ryan Pannone, Assistant Coach of Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club  

Coaches! Do NOT miss this incredibly insightfyl discussion on coaching across the globe with one of the bright young minds on the international scene. Ryan Pannone worked with ESPN's David Thorpe extensively, and has now brought his knowledge to multiple countries across the world. We talk footwork, coaching styles, communication, and lots more.

ESPN'S Ben Alamar on Russell Westbrook's Historic Season  

Ben Alamar, ESPN's Director Of Analytics, shares with Coach Nick some of his advanced stats to impress upon us how historic Russ has been this season. Does James Harden's season compare at all? And do teams have any hope of improving their rankings in various categories after 12 games are in the books?

ESPN's Big Wos: What We Don't Want To Talk About In The NBA  

Big Wos of ESPN's True Hoop Network joins Coach Nick for a new take on the podcast: What You DON'T Want To Talk About In The NBA. We discuss why the Sixers and the Nets are teams on his list, and why Coach Nick doesn't want to talk about the Knicks offense anymore either

The Ringer's Chris Vernon On The Grizzlies  

Chris Vernon is the host of the The Ringer's NBA Show, and also does the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows for the Memphis Grizzlies on Fox Sports Southeast. He joins Coach Nick to go in depth on the state of the Grizzlies, from Marc Gasol's reluctance to be the man to Tony Allen's value on and off the court. 

Wizards Insider J. Michael  

Do NOT miss J Michael, who is a Wizards and NBA Insider for CSN Mid Atlantic and has unique insights into what is happening with the Wasington Wizards this season. We take a deep look into Scott Brooks and what he has the team doing, plus how the bench can provide support to the starters led by John Wall and Bradley Beal.

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