The BBALLBREAKDOWN Podcast

The BBALLBREAKDOWN Podcast

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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

Can The Clippers Right The Ship? Mike Smith, Clippers TV Analyst  

Mike joins Coach Nick to talk about his playing days with Bird and McHale and what the Clippers need to do to turn their ship around.

1:15 Working With Ralph Lawler

5:40 Playing With The Celtics of Bird, McHale

6:05 Could Shooters Back Then Be Good 3 Point Shooters Now?

13:40 What's Ailing The Clippers?

20:16 Can The Clippers Improve Their Energy?

25:20 Can The Clippers Fix Their Defensive Issues?

16: Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time: Russ Triple Doubles, Cavs Defense, Booker 70  

2:00 Should We Fault Russ For Gunning For Triple Doubles?

6:05 James Harden's Affect On The Court

13:35 Cavs Awful Defense

23:35 Can The Raptors Contend With The Cavaliers?

27:10 Was Devin Booker's 70 Legit?

33:05 Should NCAA Athletes Get Paid?

Sam Amick of USA Today On The Lakers, MVP Race  

There are few NBA writers better connected than USA Today's Sam Amick, and he joins Coach Nick on the podcast to discuss his insight into the Lakers with their new management team of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, as well as an in depth discussion on each of the 4 candidates for MVP: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Russell Westbrook.

15: Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time-Warriors, Cavaliers, Heat and MORE  

Coach Nick and Coach Dave are at it again, breaking down every angle in the NBA including:

2:20 Steph Curry's Shooting

6:07 Are there locker room issues in Golden State?

16:55 Kevin Love Is Back

24:30 Will the Bucks make some noise in the playoffs?

30:00 What Will The Heat do?

36:10 What to watch for in the NCAA Tournament

 

The MVP and Western Conference Playoff Races: Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype  

Coach Nick and Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype go in depth on the MVP race and who's going to get that 8th spot in the Western Conference.

2:06 Russell Westbrook

12:40 LeBron James

14:50 Kawhi Leonard

22:07 James Harden

 

14-Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time: Resting Stars, Lakers Tanking, Bulls Conundrum  

Coach Nick and Coach Dave go over the following topics:

 

1:27 Resting Superstars

7:45 Lakers Tanking

17:40 Warriors locker room troubles

23:15 Spurs without LaMarcus Aldridge

29:50 James Harden and Russell Westbrook

13: Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time: Warriors, Cavaliers, Coach Of The Year  

Coach Nick and Coach Dave discuss various NBA topics:

1:30 Warriors Struggles

5:06 KD Injury Update

8:26 LeBron's use of skip passes

16:13 Coach Of The Year: Brooks, Spoelstra, D'Antoni, Snyder

21:55 Russ pull up jumpers

27:04 The Decline of LeBron?

Can The New York Knicks Straighten Out Their Triangle? With ESPN's Ian Begley  

Coach Nick welcomes on ESPN's Ian Begley, who focuses on the Knicks, to give us the inside scoop on what is happening on the court with their offense. Why is Derrick Rose still struggling to understand the triangle offense? We also cover the Charles Oakley fiasco as well as whether Phil Jackson is long for the job.

CoachNick starts the podcast with some of his own insights from across the league.

12: Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time-Celtics, Warriors, Cavs, Jazz and MORE  

Coach Nick and Coach Dave discuss various NBA topics in a proper mailbag:

1:50 Steph Curry's dominating play

3:40 Andrew Bogut's destination

5:30 Deron Williams to the Cavs

8:00 Marcus Smart's play with shorter hair

16:50 Pistons ceiling

20:22 Trading LaMarcus Aldridge?

25:00 Should the Celtics made some moves?

28:50 Are we surprised by the Jazz success?

32:38 Top Picks in the 2017 NBA Draft

DeMarcus Cousins Behind The Scenes With The Kings  

Coach Nick and CSN Bay Area's Kings Insider James Ham discuss what it was like to be around DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins day in and day out.

1:31 When James first heard the rumors of the trade

7:15 DeMarcus Cousins agents trying to blow up the deal

12:30 The Kings promising not to trade Cousins

16:03 Boogie made a list of players live's a struggle each day

25:20 The new era of the Kings without Cousins

33:50 The George Karl Situation

 

LA Lakers Revolution Starring Magic Johnson  

Coach Nick and Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation and host of the the Court Cast podcast discuss the incredible events that led to a revolution in the Lakers front office.

1:50 Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss fired

3:05 Was the DeMarcus Cousins a factor in the shakeup?

5:59 Can D'Angelo Russell still be the star the Lakers are hoping for?

8:41 What did the Lakers offer for DeMarcus Cousins?

18:52 Why John Black, Lakers long time PR guy, was fired

24:06 Who wins the Lou Williams for Corey Brewer trade?

29:07 Tarik Black - is he an NBA player?

11: Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time: NBA Trades, Demarcus Cousins & More  

Coach Nick (@bballbreakdown) & Coach Dave DuFour discuss:

0:23 DeMarcus Cousins Trade

9:03 What Are The Kings Doing?

14:07 What Is The Pelicans Starting Lineup?

25:05 Any Other Potential Deals For Boogie That Fell Through

37:09 Where Will Chris Paul End Up Next Season?

 

Oscar Nominated Screenwriter of Hidden Figures Allison Schroeder  

Coach Nick takes a slight detour from basketball content to discuss the writing of the screenplay for the incredible movie Hidden Figures. The script itself is a beautifully crafted telling of the true life heroes of the NASA program: 3 unheralded African American women instrumental in getting the Mercury 7 astronauts into space.

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time Episode 10  

Coach Nick and Coach Dave are at it again in their weekly podcast focusing on the latest NBA news. What did Kyle Lowry mean when he went to the press to complain about the way the Raptors have been playing? Is DeMarre Carroll upset for the same reason? Who won the Jusuf Nurkic for Mason Plumlee trade between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers? And who's at fault for this simmering feud between the Thunder and the Warriors - which erupted in a trash talk scene on Saturday?

Can Brad Stevens Figure Out This Boston Celtics Team In Time? Guest: Larry H. Russell of Celtics Beat  

Coach Nick sat down with Larry H. Russell of the Celtics Beat Podcast to discuss all things Celtics. Brad Stevens continues to play with his lineups, Isaiah Thomas can't guard anybody, and does Avery Bradley have enough of an impact?

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time Episode 9  

Every Monday, Coach Nick and Coach Dave lead you through a spirited and fun journey through the NBA: Zach LaVine's season ending injury, how the Super Bowl and basketball strategy have parallels (fascinating), did the Warriors just steal the playmaker the Cavaliers needed, and more.

Are The GS Warriors More Dominant This Year Than Last? | NBA 2016 GSW vs 2017 GSW | Guest: Anthony Slater  

Golden State Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater (Mercury News/Bay Area Newsgroup) sat down with Coach Nick to discuss how the Golden State Warriors are destroying the rest of the league with most of their lineups. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant have figured out how to play together, and the rest of the league hasn't caught up yet.

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time Episode 8  

Coach Dave joins Coach Nick for a free flowing conversation that started briefly with the Enes Kanter (stupid) injury, crossed into the Carmelo Anthony trade the Knicks are trying to make, dipped into the Bulls issues (and there are a lot), and even made parallels between the current political situation and how GMs communicate with the media.

Is Russell Westbrook Padding His Stats? With OKC Thunder Beat Writer Erik Horne of The Oklahoman  

Coach Nick sits down with Erik Horne, OKC Thunder beat writer for the Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, to discuss what the Enes Kanter arm injury means for the team. Plus, they go in deep on how the team is helping Russ get more rebounds this year, as well as their prognosis for the season. 

Solving The NBA's Problems One Question At A Time Episode 7  

Coach Dave joins Coach Nick to go in depth on the Sixers recent success, whether the Raptors have found the right lineups, who should be the starting PG for the East in the All Star Game (hint: NOT Kyrie), and a discussion of some interesting ref's calls during the Spurs Cavaliers and Bulls Kings games

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