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We talk NBA on AM Hoops. This show is for people obsessed with the league at a micro level. We don't just talk about the big teams on the coasts but break down the season from a league-wide level. Check us out on YouTube @AMHoops.

Casey Keirnan


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    What is the OKC Thunder's Master Plan anyway?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 8:16

    The Thunder are building the most impressive draft future in NBA history. For years they've sold accumulated assets to rebuild with but no one is totally sure what their plan will eventually be. This is a look at all the picks OKC has in the future and what they will probably do with them to win the first Championship in franchise history. The Avalanches, "We Go On"

    When an NBA trade just doesn't make sense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 7:45

    The Atlanta Hawks traded Cam Reddish and the reaction was bad for Trae Young's team. Everyone is saying the Knicks easily won the trade for acquiring a 22 year old 10th overall pick for a heavily protected first. This is a look at why the trade is actually one of the most interesting deals we've seen in a long time.

    Is Ja Morant THE NEXT Derrick Rose?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 8:15

    Derrick Rose was cut down before his prime and people have always wondered what would the NBA be like if he never got injured. The answer is here because Ja Morant is having a third season on par with the youngest MVP ever. This is a look at how the two players compare, if Ja can win MVP and if he can have the career that D Rose didn't get to have.

    How the Boston Celtics Wasted their “Amazing” Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 10:08

    The Boston Celtics have gone from having the best future in the NBA to a left behind in the Eastern Conference. One of the most historic franchises in sports has managed to derail their own path back to the Finals. This didn't happen overnight but it can be fixed. This is a look at the mistakes Boston made and how to fix them. Bad Brains, "I Against I"

    COMPLETE BREAKDOWN: 2022 NBA Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 10:17

    The NBA trade deadline is February 10th this season. There are new rumors coming out every day but to get you set, this video is a full breakdown of the deadline rumors and news. Will Jerami Grant or Ben Simmons get traded? What about Russell Westbrook? There are lots of role players in the trade market as well!

    Who deserves to be NBA All-Stars? [2022 + SNUBS]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 9:41

    • LEGION SUPPLEMENTS QUIZ: https://legionathletics.rfrl.co/vx7q8 • Promo code: AMHOOPS for 20% off your first order!!! The 2022 NBA All-Stars will be announced at the end of January and it's really tough to pick teams this season. It turns out several superstars could be snubbed in 2022. This is my pick for the All-Stars this season in Cleveland. Aluna & KAYTRANADA, "The Recipe (ft. Rema)"

    Bol Bol just LIKED A TWEET demanding a trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 9:56

    LEGION SUPPLEMENTS QUIZ: https://legionathletics.rfrl.co/vx7q8  Promo code: AMHOOPS for 20% off your first order!!! Bol Bol is easily one of the most fascinating players in the NBA. He's got freakish size and unusual skill but he's mostly rode the bench in his three pro seasons. Now the Nuggets player has liked a tweet saying he should be traded. Why don't the Nuggets unleash the young talent?? Should he actually be traded to get minutes on another team??

    Klay Thompson has UNEXPECTED UPDATE about his return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 8:58

    Everyone is waiting to see Klay Thompson return to the NBA and we just got a major update. The Warriors and Nuggets game was postponed but it opened up an opportunity that Klay wouldn't have gotten otherwise. He also dropped a hint about when he'll debut this season. Bad Brains, "I Against I"

    How 4 free throws changed NBA history for decades

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 10:01

    Nick Anderson famously missed four three throws in game 1 of the 1995 Finals. It sent his career off the rails but there's a lot of NBA history that his misses caused as well. Kobe Bryant would have been a Hornet, LeBron wouldn't have gone to Miami and even Michael Jordan wouldn't be the unanimous GOAT! This is the greatest "what if" in NBA history.

    So I asked Laker fans how they REALLY feel about their team…

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 7:43

    The Lakers are one game under 500 as LeBron James turns 37 years old. Fixing this team will be really tough so I asked Laker fans how to do it. The problem is that Laker fans have a reputation of being bandwagon, “casual” fans who won't be smart enough to have a solid plan but we found enough diehard fans to fix this team.

    The real reason Kyrie Irving is coming back to the Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 8:30

    The Nets are bringing Kyrie Irving back but some people are saying they are doing it just to trade him. Only playing home games is a huge gamble for the Brooklyn star because they would miss him in the playoffs. This is a look at what the Nets could trade Kyrie for if they decide to pull the trigger. Brian Jonestown Massacre, "Anemone"

    Charles Barkley was right about the NBA again

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 8:43

    The NBA is changing and it turns out Charles Barkley was right this whole time. People doubted Chuck when he dropped knowledge SIX YEARS ago on TV but now the NBA world is starting to agree with him. This video explains how the Hall of Famer was right and why basketball will never be the same again.

    This PROVES Isaiah Thomas can have an AMAZING comeback!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 9:18

    Isaiah Thomas is one of the tragic NBA stories we've seen in a long time. After his sister died before the 2017 playoffs he suffered a horrible injury that could have been avoided. Now he's trying to resurrect his career one last time and something we saw recently shows he can contribute in the league once again.

    Should the Grizzlies consider TRADING Ja Morant?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 8:43

    The Memphis Grizzlies have been amazing since Ja Morant was injured in late November. Some people are even asking if they should trade their young star since his teammates are playing so well without him. This video looks at why the Grizzlies are balling out and answers the question of what to do with Ja. James Francies, "My Day Will Come"

    Everyone is WRONG about Rudy Gobert...

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 7:39

    Rudy Gobert got crushed last year when the Clippers beat the Jazz without Kawhi Leonard. This year Utah is dominating the regular season again but people still doubt them. Have they fixed their issues to become a legitimate title contender?

    The HEARTBREAKING reason NBA teams PASSED on a future All-Star player

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 7:53

    The Clippers may have gotten the steal of the 2021 NBA Draft. Their second round pick is balling out right now and making a lot of teams regret passing on him. The reason most teams chose not to take a chance is the most surprising part of the story. This is a look at why BJ Boston went from a projected Top-5 pick to the most underrated rookie in the NBA. Eric Hilton, "The Impossible Silence"

    The Lakers are interested in TRADING for Ben Simmons!? [OFFICIAL REPORT]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 13:14

    Shams Sherania dropped a lot of NBA news and it all deserved one video. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have been talking again and the Nets guard may come back to play. Ben Simmons has a whole bunch of teams interested in him and a lot of role players are on the trading block!

    There are REAL problems with the Pacers TRADE rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 9:16

    Reports say the Pacers are going to break up their team and trade at least one of their stars. The problem is that all the rumors are ridiculous and Myles Turner himself just said something that will ruin all the fun. This is a look at the problems with all the Pacers trade rumors. Augustus Pablo, "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown"

    The Blazers MUST TRADE HIM before it's too late

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 8:54

    Reports say the Portland Trail Blazers are a mess on the court and in the locker room. After hiring Chauncey Billups they are still dead last in defense and now it is safe to wonder if big changes will be made before the NBA trade deadline.

    The BEST NBA player experts called a BUST (Future All-Star)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 8:10

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the big surprises of this NBA season and the reason is one young player they called a bust early on. Logic1000, "I Won't Forget"

    The Warriors have a SERIOUS SPROBLEM people aren't talking about

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 8:37

    The Golden State Warriors lost to Phoenix and everyone was talking about how bad they slowed Steph. The real problem in Golden State has nothing to do with their backcourt. It's an issue that will prevent them from winning it all this year if left unaddressed.

    When a Hall of Famer TRASH TALKED Draymond Green [MISTAKE]

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 6:07

    NBA trash talk is a part of the game but Draymond Green got into it with a Hall of Famer back in 2017. The Warriors' star took it personal but gave it back to his hater even worse. This is a story about one of the best NBA trash talk moments in recent history. The Stone Roses, "This is the One"

    Why the Lakers GAVE UP on Alex Caruso [BIG MISTAKE]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 7:40

    Alex Caruso became an NBA success story with the Lakers and won a championship in 2020 but LA decided to not bring him back last offseason. He gave an explanation on the JJ Redick podcast but he didn't tell the whole story. This is a closer look at why the Lakers didn't bring back the Carusho.  

    We were all WRONG about James Harden

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 7:47

    People talked like James Harden's career was basically over after his slow start this year. The NBA made huge rule changes that affected his game but now it looks like the Beard has adapted. This is a look at how he's overcome the rulebook and what it means for the Nets.

    How Steph Curry COOKED the Nets defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 9:18

    The Warriors turned the narrative when they beat the Brooklyn Nets last week. Steph Curry led the way with almost 40 points and 9 threes but the way he did it was even more amazing than the numbers themselves.

    How could the Lakers TRADE Russell Westbrook?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 9:00

    Trading Russell Westbrook seems ruthless but we've seen LeBron James do worse. If this season continues the way it's gone then there will be big changes in LA. This is a look at how the Lakers could actually pull that off.

    Giannis just SHOCKED the NBA with his latest comment!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 8:16

    Giannis Antetokounmpo ended rumors he would leave Milwaukee when he signed a Super Max extension last summer. After winning a championship the speculation is back on after the Greek Freak's comments to GQ. This is a look at the best NBA stories of last week!

    10 biggest NBA SURPRISES so far this season!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 9:38

    Predictions are part of sports but most of them turn out dead wrong. This is a look at the top-10 biggest surprises in the 2022 NBA season. Some of them could turn out to be wrong in the end but so far a lot of experts look stupid.

    Why is DeMar DeRozan SO GOOD this season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 9:38

    DeMar DeRozan was ripped by NBA experts this offseason after the Bulls traded for him but he's helped the Bulls to an amazing start. This is a look at why DeRozan and the Bulls are so good so far.

    The PERFECT PLAN to free Karl-Anthony Towns [IT'S TIME]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 7:51

    Karl-Anthony Towns has been subtly hinting that he wants out of Minnesota. This season has not started well yet again and this is a look at the perfect plan to #FREEKAT.

    Russell Westbrook just said something VERY concerning

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 8:37

    Obviously the Lakers have started the season slow but the big question is when will they get better? Russell Westbrook said something after a recent loss that should concern Laker fans about the future of this season.

    The Celtics should DEFINITELY trade for Ben Simmons [REPORT]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 11:42

    Shams Sherania of The Athletic says the Celtics are interested in trading for Ben Simmons but it will take Jaylen Brown. Most Boston fans hate the idea but it would actually be an amazing move. Hazel English, "Shaking"

    Zion is now in HUGE trouble because of this...

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 8:45

    Zion Williamson had yet another setback this season when the Pelicans announced he broke his foot. While Zion is sidelined his team keeps losing games. This is a look at who is really to blame and how much worse things can get in New Orleans. Curtis Mayfield, "Move on Up"

    Damian Lillard WANTS Draymond Green in a TRADE to Blazers!! [OFFICIAL RUMOR]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 8:24

    The Portland Trail Blazers are having a horrible start to the season. A big trade could be on the way because Damian Lillard has pledged his continued loyalty to the franchise. A Ben Simmons deal actually makes sense but another rumor says Dame has “been obsessed with Draymond Green” for a long time. This is a look at how and why that trade would go down. The Stone Roses, "Shoot You Down"

    Which NBA teams are FRAUDS early in the season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 8:41

    The November standings don't look anything like they will at the end of the NBA season. So far people are really high on the Bulls, Warriors and Heat. Since we know things will look different it's time to ask which teams are real and which teams are frauds? James Francies, "My Day Will Come"

    The Warriors MESSED UP in the Draft!! [ROOKIE RANKINGS]

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 8:36

    The Golden State Warriors refused to trade their picks for anyone but Bradley Beal and it might come back to bite them. So far we've seen how good these rookies are and while it's early, we do know that other rooks will have a bigger impact than Golden State's young guys this season.

    What's WRONG with the Dallas Mavericks?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 8:10

    The Mavericks have a decent record to start but the offense is awful. As soon as the schedule picks up they will be in big trouble. Dallas has three main issues but can fix all of it with just a few tweaks. This is a look at what is wrong with the Mavericks. Brian Jonestown Massacre, "Anemone"

    The WORST player in the NBA is...

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 7:59

    NBAMath.com comes out with fascinating graphics to explain our favorite league. I know analyzing this after just one week is an overreaction but it is fun as heck. If you guys like this kind of video we will do it more often so let me know in the comments!

    EXPERT says WHY Zion is SO FAT NOW

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 42:38

    Zion Williamson and Tyler Herro had opposite transformation this offseason and it's showing up in their game this NBA season. Fitness expert and author Mike Matthews weighs in on how serious Zion's issues are among other controversial topics like if Lebron ever took PED's.

    Damian Lillard is FORCING A TRADE for another star

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 8:17

    Damian Lillard rumors were everywhere in the offseason but he promised the Blazers are his team moving forward. That means the Portland front office is getting a message that they need to act. This is a fresh prediction about Dame's future and who will join him in Portland. The Stone Roses, "This is the One"

    The Pelicans made a HUGE mistake in the draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 8:21

    The 2019 Draft was one of the most predictable in a long time when Zion Williamson went number 1 overall to New Orleans. 3 years later we can all see they made a mistake. Ja Morant has become one of the best young players in the league while Zion continues to rack up injuries. The Isley Brothers, "Summer Breeze"

    How the Hawks can ACTUALLY WIN an NBA Championship [SERIOUSLY]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 7:53

    The Hawks crushed the Mavericks then played down to their competition against the Cavaliers but one thing is clear: last year was not a fluke. There's no doubt the Hawks are for real but they can actually be a contender with one more move. Clairo, "Amoeba"

    10 All-Star NBA players who had HORRIBLE rookie seasons!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 7:41

    Every season people overreact to NBA rookies poor performances. The truth is that we need to give them time because there are A LOT of really good players who were REALLY BAD their first season.

    Chris Bosh has a SERIOUS WARNING for Russell Westbrook

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 8:47

    Russell Westbrook had a horrible debut for the Lakers but LeBron James is not worried. It turns out Chris Bosh had a warning for Kevin Love that exactly applies to the situation Russ is in on LA.

    Karl-Anthony Towns is a BUST if he's BAD again this year

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 7:44

    Karl-Anthony Towns was once thought of as a generational bigman but since being drafted in 2016 he's been a disappointment. This year is the biggest of his career because if the Timberwolves don't win then we'll have to admit everyone was wrong about KAT's talent. Albertine Sarges, "Free Today"

    Top-10 Free Agents still available this NBA season!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 8:22

    Believe it or not, there's still a lot of talent left to be signed in the NBA. This is a look at the top-10 guys that don't have a team yet. Teams are being trimmed to 15 right now but if there's an injury any one of these 10 guys including DeMarcus Cousins, Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas could get a second chance. Bad Brains, "I Against I"

    TOP-10: Most improved young players this NBA season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 9:24

    Every year a young player makes the leap to becoming a star. This year we've got 10 candidates that could make it. The Stone Roses, "This is the One"

    HEARTBREAKING Journey from SHORTEST NBA career to TRUCK-DRIVER

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 7:01

    JamesOn Curry is famous for having the shortest NBA career of all time but there's a lot more to his story. This is a look at what happened to him after the league. There were failed comebacks, more arrests but ultimately basketball saved his life in the end. Pixies, "Gouge Away"

    Insane NBA TRADES that could happen next Summer [SERIOUSLY]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 8:26

    Every season the NBA surprises us with an insane trade or free agent signing. This is a look at what the next crazy trade could be. We have a poor free agent offseason coming up so front offices will be extra motivated to get a wild deal done. Bully, "Every Tradition"

    NBA Award PREDICTIONS for this season [2022]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 8:22

    The NBA season is almost here and it is preseason prediction time. This is a guess about every major NBA award plus non-awards like LEAST Valuable Player of the Year.

    REACTING to NBA GM's predictions for 2022 [INSANE]

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 8:34

    Every season NBA front offices predict what the next season will look like. This year a lot of them think the same thing when it comes to who wins the title and who had the best offseason. This is a reaction to those predictions because as usual - some of their picks are insane.

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