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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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    2022 NBA Draft Grades [Winners + Losers]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 8:41

    The NBA Draft is over and there were some shocking results. The surprise started off the top with Orlando taking Paolo Banchero number 1. This is a look at draft grades plus the winners and losers from NBA Draft Night 2022.

    Kyrie's Plan is Coming Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 8:12

    Rumors say that Kyrie Irving could be interested in leaving the Nets after the team is unwilling to give him a long term contract. Shams reports that teams interesting in Irving are the Clippers, Lakers and Knicks among others. This is a look at why Kyrie is risking everything by allowing these rumors to spread. ceyhxn?, "hill"

    WIN THE DRAFT: Knicks, Cavs, Wizards [Offseason]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 8:18

    The Knicks, Cavaliers and Wizards all want to break through in the East so this will be a massive offseason. None of them are rebuilding but they aren't contenders just yet. This is a look at how each team can dominate the summer to finally challenge the Celtics for kings of the conference.

    Who Did Steph Curry JUST PASS on the GOAT List?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 8:29

    Steph Curry winning Finals MVP makes him undeniably one of the greatest players of all time. The question is, where does Steph land on the top-players-ever list? This is a look at where Steph ranks and who he just moved passed.

    HUGE OFFSEASON PLANS: Mavericks, Sixers and Bucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 9:53

    The Mavericks, Sixers and Bucks are all facing a gigantic offseason. With the right moves, any of them could be back in the NBA Finals. This is a look at the biggest decisions for each franchise and how they should proceed this summer.

    10 HUGE NBA MOVES that Could Happen Soon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 9:04

    NBA rumors are coming out every day and it looks like the league will have huge moves this offseason. Zach LaVine is a free agent but stars like DeAndre Ayton and Rudy Gobert could get traded. This is a look at 10 actual reports about players who could change teams this summer.

    How a College REJECT became an NBA Finals STAR

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 9:38

    Derrick White has been one of the best stories in the NBA for years. He was a zero star recruit out of high school but clawed his way into the first round of the NBA Draft. Now he's starring in the Finals after a midseason trade to the Boston Celtics. This is the story of how he went from nothing to the top of basketball.

    OFFSEASON PLANS for Wolves, Grizzlies and Raptors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 8:36

    The Grizzlies, Raptors and Timberwolves all did better than expected last year so a big offseason is here. There are trades, free agent targets and the draft to consider but there's lots of drama too. Will D'Angelo Russell be traded? Will the Raptors deal OG Anunoby? Can Memphis get Ja Morant another star?

    The Problem With the Lakers New Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 8:33

    The Lakers hired Darvin Ham to be their next head coach. LeBron James tweeted his support but there's one massive problem. This is a look at what Ham said in his job interview that should give Laker fans serious doubts about next season.

    The Nets could lose Kevin Durant soon [NOT CLICKBAIT]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 8:10

    The Brooklyn Nets are about a month into their offseason and there's already a ton of drama. Reports say they won't extend Kyrie Irving and this is a look at how that will affect the team's relationship with Kevin Durant.

    GET JIMMY HELP: Miami Heat Offseason Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 8:23

    The Miami Heat lost game 7 at home to the Celtics but Jimmy Butler put up an amazing performance yet again. There's no doubt Miami needs to get Jimmy Butler superstar help if they want to win another championship. This is a look at all of the moves the Heat have this offseason.

    Advanced Stats: “Celtics will DOMINATE Warriors” | FINALS PREDICTION

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 8:12

    The Celtics and Warriors will meet in the 2022 NBA Finals. Many predictions are with Golden State because of their experience but advanced stats think Boston is going to dominate. This is a look at why stats love the C's and what my official prediction is for the title.

    The Warriors Just Exposed Luka Doncic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 7:53

    The Mavericks were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals but this season was a huge step forward. Luka Doncic led them to wins over the Jazz and the Suns – both the number one seed the last two seasons – but there were some red flags that need to fixing. This is a look at how Golden State exposed Luka and what he needs to do next.

    LEVEL-UP: Offseason Plan for Hawks/Pelicans/Hornets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 8:15

    The Pelicans, Hawks and Hornets all have a huge offseason ahead. These teams are all on the cusp of making the jump from first-round-exit to real contender if they nail this summer. This is a look at their offseason plans and what needs to happen to level up next NBA season.

    2022 NBA MOCK DRAFT: After the Lottery!!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 8:18

    The Orlando Magic won the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery. Will they select Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith or Paolo Banchero number one overall? This mock draft goes through every lottery pick and explains why most mocks are wrong when they are predicting who should go first, second, third and beyond.

    How BAD is James Harden in the Playoffs Actually?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 9:31

    How bad has James Harden actually been in the playoffs? A narrative has built around him being a playoff choker but when you look back at all 13 appearances you can see the big picture. This is a detailed look at The Beard in the postseason.

    COMPLETE BREAKDOWN: DeAndre Ayton Free Agency

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 8:04

    DeAndre Ayton is one of the top free agents this summer and there is a real chance he could be on a different team next year. This is a complete breakdown of all his options and which teams he could realistically play for next year.

    The One Big Problem with Ja Morant

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 8:04

    Ja Morant is doubtful for the rest of the playoffs but his team put up a fight against Steph Curry's Golden State Warriors. It's not a shock that Memphis is competitive because they showed that during the regular season while Ja was injured. This is a look at why the Grizz are so good without their superstar and reveals the one big problem with Ja's game.

    The Reason SHAQ Hates On Young NBA Players

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 8:16

    Shaq has been calling out Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert again. This time he went on his podcast and explained that the young Jazz players “aren't good” and ranted about how he could dominate Gobert one-on-one. This is a look at the actual reason Shaq keeps calling out current NBA stars.

    WIN THE REBUILD: Pistons/Magic/Pacers Offseason Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 8:28

    The Magic, Pistons and Pacers are all rebuilding in the Eastern Conference. This offseason will be huge for all three teams so this is a look at how they can take the next step forward to being the next young contender in the NBA.

    BULLS OFFSEASON PLAN: Running Out of Options

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 8:16

    The Chicago Bulls took a step forward this year but lost in the first round and weren't really competitive. Now Zach LaVine is a free agent and they must improve if he's going to stay. This is a look at what the Bulls plan is this offseason even without a lot of draft picks or good young players to trade.

    Yes, Zach LaVine Could Actually Leave the Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 8:29

    Zach LaVine will explore unrestricted free agency as the biggest target this offseason. The Bulls can offer him more money but he could find a better situation and lifestyle elsewhere. This is a look at teams he should and should not take seriously.

    The Joel Embiid Injury is Worse Than We Thought

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 8:01

    Joel Embiid's latest injury ruins the Sixers' chance at winning a title this year. Now it's up to James Harden to save the season. This is a look at why the injury is actually worse than people think and what it means for Philly's future.

    What's the BEST TRADE for Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 7:43

    The Jazz experiment is over. Utah will break up their All-Star duo this offseason but what is the best trade they can possibly make? Most people assume Gobert is gone but there's a chance Spida Mitchell demands out instead. This is a look at why the Jazz failed and what they do next.

    HAWKS OFFSEASON PLAN: Big Changes are Coming!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 8:07

    The Hawks got embarrassed by the Miami Heat with a quick first round exit after making the East Finals last season. There are major changes coming in Atlanta for a team that feels like it should compete right now. This is a look at what the Hawks front office will do before next year begins.

    NETS OFFSEASON PLAN: Fixing a Toxic Situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 9:03

    The Nets offseason began sooner than most people expected and now there are huge decisions for their front office. Brooklyn has big name free agents including Kyrie Irving who has a player option. Media people are screaming to get rid of Kyrie but this is a look at the realistic options the Nets have to fix the franchise.

    D'Angelo Russell is Forcing the Timberwolves to Trade Him

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 7:53

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have impressed everyone in the first round of the postseason but D'Angelo Russell has been a huge letdown. D'lo is close friends with KAT but if this team is going to take another step forward they have to trade the point guard. His disappointing playoffs has become a trend and there's only one trade that makes sense.

    The One Problem with the Warriors Newest Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 7:44

    The Golden State Warriors made a draft pick that could change their franchise's history. That sentence was supposed to be about James Wiseman but instead it's about Jordan Poole. The Dubs' 22 year old guard has kept up his amazing play in his postseason debut and it could help determine how these playoffs shake out especially with key injuries in the East and West.

    Clippers Offseason Plan: BREAKING THE CURSE!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 8:07

    The LA Clippers have been cursed their entire existence but this offseason could finally be different. They will enter next year with a healthy Paul George and Kawhi Leonard but there are key decisions to make. This is a look at what the Clips must do to finally break the curse and win a championship.

    OKC Thunder Offseason Plan: FINISH THE REBUILD!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 8:04

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have a great chance to get the number 1 pick in this year's NBA Draft but even if they don't Sam Presti has an excellent draft record. This is a look at what the Thunder should do this offseason to make huge strides in their rebuild.

    Ben Simmons is making a HUGE mistake

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 7:52

    Ben Simmons is planning to make his Nets debut later in their first round series against the Celtics. The guard hasn't played basketball in almost a year and is dealing with a serious back issue but still plans to return to the court. This is a look at why that could derail his career again and why the Nets should not risk another disaster.

    Rockets Offseason Plan: DRAFT another FUTURE STAR

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 8:18

    The Houston Rockets have a big offseason ahead but a lot of what happens is out of their control. First they have to get lucky in the draft lottery to get a top-3 pick. Then they have to draft the next young star to pair with Jalen Green. There's a lot more to do before the 2023 season starts and this is a look at Houston's offseason plan.

    Lakers Offseason Plan: fixing a TOXIC franchise

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 7:42

    AM Hoops Offseason videos start with the Lakers because they have been a surprise all season. L.A. had the best odds to win the title but were doomed from the start. Now they have a lot to do with few resources. Frank Vogel was already fired but what's next for Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Rob Pelinka?

    2022 NBA Awards!!! - but also who sucked this year

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 9:02

    The NBA regular season is over and every award resume is on the table. This is a look at who should win all the major awards but also who wins the fake awards. LEAST valuable player, LEAST improved player and WORST coach of the year!!! Bad Brains, "I Against I"

    LeBron WARNS Lakers that he WILL join the Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 8:23

    LeBron James said on the shop that out of every current player, he would most like to play with Steph Curry. Steph shut that down when asked for comment but how realistic is it that LeBron could join the Warriors? It's actually a lot more possible than people think.

    How the NBA steals $35,000,000 from YOUNG PLAYERS every season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 7:37

    All-NBA teams are being announced soon and some guys have a lot of money riding on it. Jayson Tatum recently came out an slammed the league. This is a look at how the NBA cheats its best young players and how to fix it.

    The NBA East Playoffs will be INSANE this year

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 7:57

    The NBA Eastern Conference hasn't been this good for about 30 years. Four teams are fighting for the number 1 seed and then the Brooklyn Nets are looming. This is a look at who will win the East from a competitive field.

    How BAD Was Hasheem Thabeet Actually?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 8:21

    A look at how bad Grizzlies number 2 pick Hasheem Thabeet actually was. Will he go down as the biggest bust of all time? Neutral Milk Hotel, "An Aeroplane Over the Sea"

    Kobe's old teammate who's in Prison until year 2038

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 7:50

    The Lakers drafted a guy in the mid-2000's who was supposed to be a successful NBA player for years. Instead he turned to a gang member that's now in prison until 2038. This is the story of a Class President in high school who made one decision that ruined everything.

    10 Extreme NBA Transformations

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 8:00

    Physical transformations are talked about all the time throughout NBA history but there are some INSANE mental transformations too. This is a look at the 10 biggest changes for NBA players that shocked the basketball world.

    The REAL REASON Michael Beasley was a bust [TRAGIC]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 7:44

    Michael Beasley was known for saying and doing stupid things in his NBA career. He started off as a huge talent and a number 2 pick but by the time his career ended his reputation was not good. This is a look at what really happened to Michael Beasley and the secret he was hiding for his last few years.

    How the Phoenix Suns DOMINATED their own rebuild

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 9:10

    The Phoenix Suns were the worst NBA franchise for years but quickly turned everything around. Trading for Chris Paul was a big part of the turnaround but one decision before that trade started the ball rolling. This is a look at how the Suns quickly went from garbage to greatness.

    LeBron HATES Woj and it's completely justified

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 9:02

    LeBron has hated NBA newsbreaker Woj for years but people forget the reason why. Recently LeBron got revenge by shutting Woj out of a major story. It caused friction at ESPN but the real story goes back over 10 years.

    What happened to Aron Baynes? [HEARTBREAKING]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 7:48

    Aron Baynes has been a fan favorite for every NBA team he's played for as well as internationally for Australia. His loyalty to the Aussies led Baynes to an Olympic game he'll never forget. It may be the last professional game he ever plays in because what happened is really tragic. This is a look at what happened to Aron Baynes and if he'll ever get back on the court again.

    2022 NBA Draft [Full MARCH MADNESS preview]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 8:04

    MARCH MADNESS x NBA pdf: It is really rare that we see the projected top NBA draft picks during March Madness. In recent years there's been an increase in foreign players, G-League players and even high school players entering the draft and skipping college. This season is different.

    How to save an NBA Bust: The Markelle Fultz Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 7:37

    Markelle Fultz is one of the strangest number one picks ever. He looked like a bust for years but after the trade to Orlando began to revive his game. An ACL tear sidelined him for about a year but while he was out two things changed that could save his career.

    NBA Players whose money got STOLEN by CROOKS!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 7:56

    NBA Players have been getting ripped off for years but some really big stars have become victims. This is a look at the top-7 players who've been robbed.


    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 7:49

    Kevin Love is one of the many surprises for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. The vet is playing his fewest minutes ever but having a huge impact. People are not talking about the real reason for his huge play but this is a breakdown. Aluna & KAYTRANADA, "The Recipe"

    Is Ben Simmons REALLY too “injured” to play?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 7:57

    Ben Simmons has been with the Nets since February 21st but has yet to see the court. Reports say he's dealing with a back injury that will keep him out until at least March 10th when the Nets are in Philadelphia. People are now speculating if Ben is avoiding the fans in Philly and there's new evidence that says they might be right. Isley Brothers, "Summer Breeze"

    The Lakers MUST trade LeBron James

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 8:26

    The Lakers are one of the worst teams in basketball after the All-Star break and they have to do something drastic. This is a look at what they must do to save the franchise.

    How DeMar DeRozan is FINALLY beating DEPRESSION on the Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 8:10

    DeMar DeRozan became the face of mental health in the NBA a few years ago when he let the world know he dealt with depression. People are asking why he's playing like an MVP this season and part of the reason is winning a battle with mental health. This is a look at DeMar's road to recovery and how things have changed in recent years.

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