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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

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    Latest episodes from Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

    2022 NBA Draft Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 71:42

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the 2022 NBA Draft including Paolo Banchero jumping up to the top pick, the biggest surprises of Round 1, what exactly the Knicks were doing and the latest on the Kyrie saga with the Nets.

    2022 NBA Draft Preview, Kyrie Wants Out?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 61:24

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton to talk the logistics of where Kyrie could go outside of Brooklyn and the chances he remains with the Nets. Plus, the guys get you ready for Thursday's NBA Draft with who could go #1 and some players who will greatly outperform their selection.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Reaction - Holy Cannoli

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 39:25

    Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to the Warriors winning the NBA Finals in Game 6 from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss the level of difficulty for Golden State to win this title, Draymond showing up big time, the Warriors savoring this one, this being the crowning moment of Steph Curry's career, Boston looking totally discombobulated, Tatum struggling down the stretch and how many times Klay has said 'Holy Cannoli' before.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 6 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 45:10

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 6 of the NBA Finals including how Steph Curry will bounce back, why Ime Udoka says Boston likes doing things the hard way and the key to the series that continues to pop up. Plus, how Golden State's smart financial decisions continue to set the team up for success.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 5 Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 25:35

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps on the floor of the Chase Center to react to a massive win for Golden State in a ‘weird' game. The guys break it all down including a sensational performance from Andrew Wiggins, Steph going cold from 3, the Celtics' offensive struggles in the 4th quarter and why Boston missed a big opportunity in this game.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 5 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 49:28

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 5 of the NBA Finals including how the turnovers for the Celtics remain the key to the series, the brilliance of Steph Curry, if Steph still has another level to reach in the Finals, the difference Kevon Looney has made for the Warriors, what Tatum needs to do to step up for Boston and the status of Rob Williams' injury.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 4 Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 31:20

    Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 4 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Steph Curry's incredible performance, Steve Kerr's decision to bench Draymond Green for a crucial stretch in the 4th quarter, the huge put backs by Andrew Wiggins, and Jayson Tatum's disappointing second half.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 4 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 58:17

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 4 of the NBA Finals including Draymond Green's struggles, Jayson Tatum's potential to elevate his standing in the league, if Steph Curry can carry the Warriors and why Rob Williams is such a difference maker for Boston.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 3 Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 26:48

    ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe react to Game 3 of the NBA Finals from the floor of the TD Garden. The guys discuss Boston overcoming big performances from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the Celtics managing their turnovers being the key to the series, Tatum's ability to move the ball and if Curry can overcome being the ‘underdog' a the series.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 3 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 71:11

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to preview Game 3 of the NBA Finals including how Klay Thompson is attempting to get himself going, the new battle cry for Boston and if Draymond Green has put himself in a precarious position with the officials including Scott Foster. Plus, a new head coach in Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook's future with the Lakers and Quin Snyder officially stepping down in Utah.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 22:09

    Brian Windhorst is joined on the Chase Center court by Andscape's Marc J. Spears immediately following the Warriors' statement victory over the Celtics to talk Golden State's strategy change, how Boston let Draymond win the mental battle, changes in officiating after 1 technical foul and how the Celtics' sloppy play can't repeat in Boston. Plus, a special appearance from Warriors' super fan Jimmy Goldstein.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 2 Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 48:46

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps preview Game 2 of the NBA Finals including why the Celtics are uniquely suited to guard Golden State, how the Warriors advantage in experience is irrelevant, how Boston can take punches without falling over, what version of Tatum the Celtics need and why Kevon Looney needs more minutes.

    2022 NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 21:05

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kendrick Perkins courtside at the Chase Center immediately following Game 1 of the NBA Finals to react to a historic 4th quarter performance from Boston. The guys talk how the Celtics continue to bounce back in games this season and who needs to step up for the Warriors to respond.

    2022 NBA Finals Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 57:44

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to give their predictions for the NBA Finals matchup between the Celtics and Warriors including what to expect in Game 1 of the series. Plus, they discuss the new perspective Golden State has on this season and if Boston is ready for the moment before talking about some news regarding the future of the Jazz

    Warriors In Finals, How To Build Around Luka

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 61:42

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Warriors advancing to their 6th NBA Finals in 8 years, Klay Thompson's joy in the win, what is next for the Mavs, if the league will trend away from ‘Super Teams' going forward, how the Suns will manage Ayton in the offseason and the ability of Boston to shut down any half-court offense from the Heat.

    Injured & Outmatched

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 56:18

    Brian Windhorst talks with Kirk Goldsberry and Ohm Youngmisuk dive into the Miami Heat's rash of injuries, why it's not a competitive series even though the series is tied 2-2 with home court advantage. Plus, are the Dallas Mavericks out matched against Golden State now that the Warriors are finding a rhythm?

    Boston Bounces Back, Can Luka Carry The Mavs Again?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 70:56

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Celtics making a bounce back statement in Game 2 against Miami, Boston's evolution over the course of the season, why the Heat need Lowry, the similarities between Ime Udoka and Jason Kidd, if Luka can carry the Mavs again and the prolific nature of this Warriors team. Plus, a league executive who may be on the move.

    Conference Finals Preview, NBA Lottery

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 54:11

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears to react to the Mavs dismantling the Suns, Luka making a statement, the future in Phoenix, Boston closing out the Bucks despite a massive series from Giannis and what to expect from the NBA Lottery. 

    Process Still Loading For 76ers, Mavs-Suns Game 7

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 60:45

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the Heat eliminating the 76ers, if Harden will give Philly a discount and how long ‘The Process' can continue. Plus, can the Mavs take down the Suns in Game 7, which player will make a statement in the decisive game and if Boston can avoid elimination.

    MVP Reaction, Stopping Flopping

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 56:52

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks and Nick Friedell to react to Jokic winning the MVP again, talk the upcoming offseason contract decisions for Zach LaVine and James Harden, the 76ers' resurgence, how Portland can maximize Dame, injury designations in the NBA and flopping in the postseason.

    Can The Warriors Defend Ja? Harden Struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 74:41

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss if Harden has officially started to regress, what the Mavs can do to get back into the series with the Suns' historic shooting, if the Celtics can win it all with an all-time level defense and how the Warriors can defend Ja.

    Keeping Zion In New Orleans, Bucks' Physicality

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 52:49

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Marc J. Spears and Andrew Lopez to talk Zion's thoughts on the Pelicans postseason performance, the future in New Orleans, the Bucks' physicality against the Celtics, the Warriors escaping with Game 1 and Devin Booker's competitiveness.

    Significance Of Harden, Time For Change In Utah?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 65:40

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Dallas closing out Utah for Luka's first playoff series win, the future of the Jazz, the 76ers avoiding a Game 7, why Harden is the key to success in Philly and Chris Paul putting on another masterclass performance for the Suns to eliminate the Pelicans.

    Young Talent Making Playoff Statements

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 59:48

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Kevin Arnovitz to talk the matchup issues Minnesota creates for Memphis, the Pelicans making it a series with the Suns, the potential of the youth in New Orleans and if Trae Young can overcome the swarming Miami defense.

    Boston Takes Charge, Key Playoff Injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 59:21

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Boston's transformation from the start of the season, the squad's sensational defense on Kevin Durant, Booker & Middleton's injuries and Joel Embiid making a statement in Toronto.

    Boston Buzzer-Beater, T-Wolves Statement

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 48:24

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Marc J. Spears and Kirk Goldsberry to talk the significance of the Celtics' epic Game 1 win over the Nets, Kyrie's engagement with the Boston fans, Minnesota's statement win against Memphis and Chris Paul's mastery of the point guard position.

    2022 Overall NBA Playoff Picture

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 52:07

    Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps are joined by the legend Jackie MacMullan to break down the NBA Playoff picture including if the Celtics should be favored over the Nets, how injuries will impact a few key series and if Harden and Embiid can make a statement. Plus, the crew talks Jackie's podcast series ‘Icons' with the Ringer.

    NBA Play-In Tournament Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 61:30

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Nick Friedell and Andrew Lopez to break down everything you need to know about the NBA Play-In Tournament including if Ben Simmons or Zion may return and who has the most to prove. Plus, should teams have tanked to avoid the Nets and what matchup has the most exciting potential.

    Best Odds To Reach The Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 60:59

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to break down which teams have the best betting odds to win the Eastern and Western Conferences including why the Nets are being wildly overvalued. Plus, MacMahon hands out his monthly major award.

    Magic's Comments, Simmons' Grievance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 63:46

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk and Bobby Marks to talk Magic's comments about the Lakers, the significance of Ben Simmons filing a grievance against the 76ers, the Nets' playoff potential and the chances Kawhi comes back.

    Final NBA MVP Straw Poll Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 59:32

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the final NBA MVP straw poll results including reacting to a new leader at the top before talking seeding in the Eastern Conference and the Suns' dominance.

    Most Likely 1st Round Upsets, Celtics Injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 60:56

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Marc J. Spears and Kirk Goldsberry to talk the impact of the Celtics losing Rob Williams to injury, when Ja Morant may return, which team is most susceptible to a 1st Round upset this season and who will be the 7 & 8 seeds.

    Hot Tempered Heat, Potential All-NBA Lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 66:20

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the argument on the Heat sideline involving Jimmy Butler, Udonis Haslem and Erik Spoelstra, who the favorites are in the East, why it is now or never for the Jazz and who will make All-NBA this season.

    Large Sample Size, Are The Celtics Contenders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 48:36

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz and Kevin Pelton to talk if the Celtics have a legitimate chance to react the NBA Finals this year, how concerning the drop off is for the Bucks' defensive rating, the struggles of the Lakers down the stretch and when the last time the Western Conference had such little depth.

    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly For The 76ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 68:17

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the 76ers are a team with massive strengths and massive weaknesses, if James Harden can show up in big games, when Ben Simmons will return to the Nets, Kyrie's status in the league and the state of the Mavs in the Western Conference.

    The Two Most Significant Players In Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 63:49

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kendra Andrews and Marc J. Spears to talk the significance of Draymond Green to the Warriors as he returns to action including how vital he may be to overcoming Western Conference foes like Memphis. Plus, Windy and Spears discuss Kyrie's status in home games and what strategy may be in place in Brooklyn.

    Breaking Down Every Award But The MVP

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 54:51

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the awards races other than MVP including the Cade Cunningham/Evan Mobley Rookie Of The Year debate, which coach is leading the way for Coach Of The Year and if this season will lead to another Defensive Player Of The Year trophy for Rudy Gobert.

    LeBron, The Elite Scorer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 63:57

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk to react to LeBron's historic performance against the Warriors, talk his current motivation to be remembered as an all-time great scorer and what the plan is for the Clippers including when their star players may be returning. Plus, the crew shares some stories about Gregg Popovich as he approaches the all-time wins record in the NBA.

    Warriors Struggle, Mavs Catch Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 57:55

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk the Warriors struggles of late, Steph's shooting slump, the importance of Draymond Green and Luka's white hot play to lead the streaking Mavs. Plus, the return of MacMahon's segment.

    Harden's Immediate Impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 57:43

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kevin Pelton and Marc J. Spears talk how big of an impact the James Harden trade will have on the 76ers, their strong play of late, when we will see Simmons on the court for the Nets, some of the top NBA Draft prospects and the importance of Draymond Green to the Warriors.

    Should The Lakers Trade Stars This Offseason?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 54:01

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk about the idea of the Lakers' trading LeBron James, if LA will go all in or all out going forward and what they expect from James Harden on the Sixers. Then, MacMahon reminds us who the best shooting big man of all-time is.

    All-Star Interviews With The NBA's Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 58:20

    Brian Windhorst interviews some of the NBA's rising stars at All-Star weekend in Cleveland. He chats with Tyrese Haliburton about his trade, Anthony Edwards about the source of his confidence and more!

    Latest Straw Poll Updates, Steaking Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 51:34

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the latest MVP straw poll results including an incredibly tight race between Embiid and Jokic. Then, the crew talks the Celtics hot play of late.

    Lakers' Deadline Inactivity

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 42:55

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin to talk the Lakers' inactivity at the trade deadline, why LA wants this team to figure things out and what that means for the future of the team and LeBron James.

    NBA Trade Deadline Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 59:52

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the NBA Trade Deadline including breaking down the massive Simmons-Harden trade, the Mavs trading away Kristaps Porzingis and how big of a deal it is that the Lakers did not make a big splash at the deadline.

    Trade Deadline Preview, All-Star Reserves

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 61:42

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton to talk All-Star reserves, If we will see Ben Simmons or James Harden get traded before the deadline and the significance of the Caris LeVert trade for the Cavs.

    Trade Deadline Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 71:19

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the Grizzlies have become the most fun team in the NBA, what trades the Pelicans can make, if CJ McCollum will be traded and why this may be a tame trade deadline.

    Creating A Winning Culture In Phoenix

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 47:00

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry to discuss how the Suns are creating a culture of winning, the Hawks turning things around and the idea of the NBA adopting the European soccer model of loaning players for a short timeframe instead of a trade.

    Who Will Be The Top Seed In The East?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 62:29

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk how the Heat can be the top seed in the East, if the Bulls can avoid slipping in the standings considering their injuries, what the ceiling is for the Cavs and what is next for the Nets.

    Injured Bulls, Potential Laker Trades

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 60:52

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Marc J. Spears and Kevin Pelton discuss the impact of injuries on the Bulls, if Detroit will trade Jerami Grant, if a Westbrook for Wall trade is possible and the Blazers' plan for the rest of the season.

    All-Star Ballot Submissions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 67:33

    Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk their All-Star ballot submissions including how position distinctions impact starters. Plus, they break down the players deserving of a reserve spot, how many games you should need to play to get into the All-Star Game and the Celtics' poor shooting percentages.

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