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The basketball podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS! Two hoop fanatics in Jay and Ryan go back and forth every week discussing the past, current and future landscape of College and NBA basketball. Expect lots of Hot Takes, Debates and a True Display of Basketball Knowledge.

Jalon Dixon and Ryan Leshko


    • Jan 1, 1970 LATEST EPISODE
    • infrequent NEW EPISODES
    • 36m AVG DURATION
    • 177 EPISODES


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    Hoop Talk Ep. 87: NBA Draft Needs: San Antonio Spurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 14:36

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio is coming off a disappointing 32-39 finish to the season, snapping there 21-year streak of reaching the NBA Playoffs. But if there are any positive takeaways from this this past season for the Spurs, it should be that they have a very promising young core made to compete at a high level in the Western Conference. Dejounte Murray, Kyle Anderson, Lonnie Walker IV and Keldon Johnson headline a San Antonio team that has some big questions to answer in the foreseeable future like "How much longer will Gregg Popovich be the head coach?" and "What are the Spurs going to do with Demar Derozan and Lamarcus Aldrigde?" But come draft night they have a chance to add to that young core and maybe make their decisions regarding Derozan and Aldridge a little bit easier moving forward. San Antonio has the 11th overall pick (their first lottery pick since drafting Tim Duncan No. 1 overall) and the 41st overall pick. Who do the guys think the Spurs will take with their first NBA Lottery Draft pick in over two decades? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 72: NBA Roundtable with Ian Evans

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 42:32

    The NBA season is over, but here on the Hoop Talk Podcast the basketball discussions never stop! On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, we were proud to bring on host of The Impact Podcast and co-founder of Impact Sports Media, Ian Evans. We get a chance to get his reactions to LeBron James and the Lakers becoming the 2020 NBA Champions as well as discuss some of the Lakers' biggest challenges ahead going into the 2021 season as they look to become back-to-back champions. We always enjoy a good sit down with a fellow basketball fan and the guests will just keep on coming this offseason as we look to give you guys new series, new voices, different opinions and A TON of great debates! Stay Tuned and Enjoy! The Impact Podcast w/ Ian Evans - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-impact-with-ian-evans/id1448226715 Impact Sports Media Blog - https://www.impactsportsmedia.net/ Social Media Handles - @jalonsworld @rleshko_10 @ianacevans @strongimpacts @impact.sports.media Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 86: NBA Draft Needs: Sacramento Kings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 23:24

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Sacramento Kings. The Sacramento Kings have been a dormant franchise for the last decade or and honestly things are not looking to great for them right now. They have young building blocks in De'aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III as well a great trade asset in guard Buddy Hield. But between the stepping down of former General Manager Vlade Divac and the poor coaching of Luke Walton, this Kings team may have the least upside of any team in the Western Conference and maybe even the entire league. Thankfully they have a shot to infuse their roster with some more young talent through the 2020 NBA Draft. In this year's draft, Sacramento have four picks leading with the 12th overall pick in the NBA Lottery as well as the 35th, 43rd, and 52nd picks in the second round. This team desperately needs a game changer in this draft and they have four shots at getting a guy who bring flare and instant production to this struggling team. What do the guys think should be the draft philosophy of the Sacramento Kings come Draft Night? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 71: The Los Angeles Lakers Are the Defending Champion, But...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 29:10

    The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA defending champions and the well documented journey of LeBron James in Year 17 is definitely one for the ages. Although it cannot be disputed that the Lakers won fair and square this season, there are a few things coming up in the 2021 season that could significantly shift the balance of power in the NBA and disrupt their chances at becoming back-to-back champions. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan reflect on the Lakers' success in the 2020 Playoffs and discuss what a 4th ring means for LeBron James' legacy. The fellas will also briefly discuss the landscape of the NBA and look at the road ahead for the Lakers heading into the 2021 season as teams like the Clippers, Warriors, Nets, Heat and more are all coming back healthy and motivated to take the throne away from the coveted Lakers franchise and King James? The season may be over but the hot takes, debates and true display of basketball knowledge is just going to keep on keeping on! Stay Tuned!

    Hoop Talk Ep. 85: NBA Draft Needs: Portland TrailBlazers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 18:18

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Portland TrailBlazers. This Portland team was the darling of the NBA Bubble as they fought themselves back from being the 11th seed up to the 8th seed propelling themselves over the Memphis Grizzlies. Led by Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, this team has a litany of offensive threats on the roster like Rodney Hood, Jusuf Nurkic and even Carmelo Anthony who they may look to retain in free agency this offseason. We also saw promising play from Gary Trent Jr. as a two-way wing worth featuring more in the team's rotation. They most recently acquired Robert Covington from the Houston in exchange for the 16th overall pick but that does not mean they will not still attempt to make a play at one of this year's prospects to help bolster up their depth at small forward. Who do the guys think the Portland TrailBlazers could be eyeing in the 2020 NBA Draft Class? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 70: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Los Angeles Lakers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 24:49

    With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Los Angeles Lakers. As the Lakers enter the 2021 NBA season as the defending champions, a target will be drawn on their back by many if not all of the top teams in the league. When taking into consideration the fact that this team was LeBron and AD or Bust, this team will need to make significant changes this offseason if they want any true chance at repeating. To start that process off, the Lakers have the 28th overall pick in the first round and there are some interesting point guard and center prospects available late in the first round that could bring immediate contribution to a title contender like LA. But who do the guys think could be the best fit for the Lakers with that 28th pick? Only one way to find out, Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 84: NBA Draft Needs: Phoenix Suns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 23:04

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Phoenix Suns. Led by the superstar talent of Devin Booker and the coaching of head coach Monty Williams, the Phoenix Suns are coming off of a promising 8-0 record in the Seeding Games during the NBA Bubble. Now the Suns have acquired future Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul which indicates that Booker and this young Suns team are prepping to make a run at reaching the franchise's first playoff appearance in 10 years. Phoenix has some promising pieces like two two-way wings in Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson, frontcourt depth in DeAndre Ayton, Aron Baynes and Dario Saric as well as a lottery pick in this year's draft. In the 2020 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns have the 10th overall pick which gives them a perfect opportunity to acquire a offensive punch off the pench to add some more offensive firepower to this already dynamic roster. Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 69: Will the Lakers Return Atop The NBA Mountain in Game 5?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 17:04

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* It all comes down to this. After a long and tough season filled with ups, downs, great moments and even greater upsets, the fate of the NBA season could all come down Game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat. Stunting the Mamba Jerseys tonight as they lead the series 3-1, the star duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis look to close out this series to reign as the 2020 NBA Champions. On the other side, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are in a fight for life with hope of keeping their season alive for at least one more game. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the fellas discuss the biggest takeaways from Game 4 and share their "keys to victory" for both teams ahead of this crucial Game 5! Who do the guys think will come out victorious in Game 5? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 68: NBA Draft Analysis Series: LA Clippers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 26:57

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the LA Clippers. After an epic 3-1 collapse to the Denver Nuggets, the once coveted LA powerhouse now has to regroup following the firing of head coach Doc Rivers and potentially losing a key piece in Montrezl Harrell this offseason. The Clippers only have the 57th overall pick which means they will have to identify a true "diamond in the ruff" if they want any chance at acquiring a rotational player for this roster with that late of a pick. The road to glory for this team is only going to get steeper which means they are going to have to find a way to get better fast with the cards they have been dealt which could mean guys like Paul George and Lou Williams could be in trade discussions. Nonetheless this team has one of the last three picks in this year's draft and they will have to make due. Who do the guys think the Clippers will take with 57th overall pick? Stay Tuned Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 83: NBA Draft Needs: Philadelphia 76ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 28:35

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia is coming off a disappointing first round exit in the 2020 NBA Playoffs and this is a team who may be looking at wholesale changes moving forward this offseason. They already started at the top of the totem pole firing coach Brett Brown in favor of former LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and brought in former Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey to take over for Elton Brand. Now their sights may be on acquiring Rockets superstar James Harden and could involve moving on from ascending superstar forward Ben Simmons in the process. As a team undergoing a ton of changes internally, this may be one of the most interesting teams to keep an eye out on this offseason. In the 2020 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers have a litany of picks leading off with 21st pick in the first round and four picks in the second round (34,36,49 & 58). This team may not necessarily use all five picks but they sure do have their pick of the litter in terms of getting multiple shots at acquiring an underrated prospect in the year's draft. Who the guys think Philly will take with the 21st overall pick? Will the 76ers keep and use all five picks or will they package them to acquire more seasoned talent (Maybe even a James Harden *wink* *wink*)? The guys will answer these questions and more! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 67: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Indiana Pacers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 20:28

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Indiana Pacers. Indiana currently has the 54th pick in the draft and with not many options, they do not have much room for error when swinging on late-round contributor to be a rotational piece on this team. With questions surrounding the future of Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner, the Pacers are in dire need of depth across the roster but especially at shooting guard and center. Who do the guys think Indiana will select with the 54th overall pick? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 66: WNBA Finals Breakdown: Do the Seattle Storm Have the Series Wrapped Up?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 18:50

    Just when you thought that postseason basketball could not get any more fun than the NBA Finals, the WNBA Finals have been a treat to watch in their own right. With the series in hand as former league MVP Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm lead the series against the 2020 WNBA MVP A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces, it all comes down to Game 3! The trio of Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd have been on fire in this series and have won by 13 points in both games. The Storm are in pursuit of the franchise's fourth title while A'ja Wilson and the Aces look to push the series to a Game 4 and hopefully keeping the trend going of being the third MVP in the last three seasons to win both the MVP and the championship in the same season. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan breakdown the matchups and key players in the series and make their picks for Game 3! Do the guys think the Storm will finish things off tonight or we the Aces hold on just a little longer and push the series to a Game 4? Only one way to find out! Stay Tuned!

    Hoop Talk Ep. 65: NBA Finals Standouts & Analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 19:32

    After a historic performance by star Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler, the series is notched up at 2-1 as the Lakers lead the series heading into Game 4. The first 3 games of the series have been exciting and have taught us more about the make up of these teams than we ever knew before. For the Lakers, it's plain and simple: Anthony Davis has to be the best player on the floor for LA to win. With the Heat missing Goran Dragic for the rest of the series and Bam Adebayo coming back for Game 4 after missing the last two games with a neck/back injury, the Heat only as strong as their leader in Butler but Adebayo is the player who truly puts them over the top. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the fellas discuss the some of the primetime players and matchups in this series while breaking down the needs for both teams going into a pivotal Game 4! Tip-Off is right around the corner! Stay Tuned!

    Hoop Talk Ep. 64: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Houston Rockets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 22:25

    With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Houston Rockets. Although the Rocket do not have a single draft pick this year, they do have the opportunity to buy a cheap 2nd round pick or even find a gem in Undrafted free agency. Just in the NBA Finals alone, players like Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn both went undrafted and both ended up being phenomenal contributors for the Heat this year in their rookie season. Houston is need of the next Robinson or Nunn as they look to re-tool after losing their head coach Mike D'Antoni and the team falling short once again by losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round of the Playoffs. Who are some potential projected 2nd rounders or undrafted free agent prospects who could provide a spark for this desperate Rockets team? The guys discuss this and more! Stay Tuned

    Hoop Talk Ep. 82: NBA Draft Needs: Orlando Magic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 21:16

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic are an interesting team every year because they have a handful of prominent starters but no true, definitive superstar. Aaron Gordon is a great athlete but he fits more as a third star on a championship team. Jonathan Isaac is an All-Defensive level player but his injury history has limited his ability to reach his true potential. Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross are consistent offensive threats, but they are not guys you would ask to carry a franchise. Even a guy like Markelle Fultz is suspect because he has really only had one official season in the league and that was this past year. This is just a team that seems to have hit a sealing and capped at being just good enough to make the playoffs but not do very much else beyond that. But they have a chance to snag some more fresh talent with the 15th and 45th overall picks and hopefully get a difference maker just outside the lottery. What positional needs to the Magic need to address? Is Aaron Gordon's time in Orlando just about up? Is there a game changing talent at 15 that could re-energize this stagnant franchise? The guys answer all these questions and more! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 63: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Golden State Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 26:54

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Golden State Warriors. As if the Warriors needed any help getting back into the championship discussion next season, the NBA draft adds the 2 nd overall pick to Golden State's litany of weapons. Alongside the dynamic backcourt duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson with the Swiss army knife Draymond Green in the frontcourt, the Warriors have the chance to add a top tier talent like Lamelo Ball, James Wiseman, Deni Avdija and others. Golden State also has the 48 th and 51 st overall picks in the 2 nd round which looks good for them considering that's where they got guys like Green and their budding rookie forward Eric Paschall who made 1 st team all-rookie over Lottery picks like R.J. Barrett and Rui Hachimura. This team has a lot of options which means Jay and Ryan have a lot to unpack! Who do the guys think the Warriors will select with their top-3 pick? Stay Tuned Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 62: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Detroit Pistons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 25:34

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Detroit Pistons. This Detroit team is in dire need of talent and has a ton of questions to answer this offseason. With former All-Star Blake Griffin and young shooting guard Luke Kennard both in potential trade talks, the direction of this team is up in the air and they desperately need a spark to help turn this franchise around. The Pistons have only have the 7 th overall pick, but they also have potential trade chips that could attract a team like the Boston Celtics who have multiple 1 st round picks in the 2020 draft. Do the Pistons work out a deal to move Griffin for a few of the Celtics picks? Who should Detroit select with the 7 th pick to help start building this team? We answer all these questions and more! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 61: WNBA Finals Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 17:20

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* Here on the Hoop Talk Podcast we have been covering the WNBA Bubble season and the playoffs, but now it all comes down to this! With only the Seattle Storm vs. Las Vegas Aces left with a chance at the chip on the line! In the Clash of the MVPs the Storms' Breanna Stewart (2018 MVP) takes on Las Vegas forward A'ja Wilson (2020 MVP) as these two teams fight to be the last team standing! Who do the guys think will come out on top? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 60: BS or Real Talk: NBA Finals Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 21:27

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* The 2020 NBA Finals have officially begun and the stakes are at an ultimate high. Can LeBron James capture his 4 th Championship for a 3 rd franchise? Will Pat Riley and the Miami Heat be able to win their first title since 2013? Where would winning a championship victory for this season rank historically when considering they could be the first and possibly the only ever NBA Bubble Playoff Champion? So many questions and even more, so with that we go to thinking: Why don't we just turn it into a big segment? On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan host the podcast's first ever BS or Real Talk where we list off a handful of bold claims surrounding some of the most interesting questions regarding the 2020 NBA Finals! The season is coming to a climatic close which means that the hot takes are at an ultimate high here on Hoop Talk! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 59: NBA Draft Combine Participants List Released!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 29:11

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* The 2020 NBA Draft is only a month away and the NBA has finally released some news regarding the preparation for one of the league's most coveted yearly events: The NBA Draft Combine. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan discuss some of the notable participants like Lamelo Ball, Deni Avdija, Isaac Okoro, take a look at some of the notable NON-participants like James Wiseman and Anthony Edwards and finally they list off some of the prospects that they believe could potentially shoot up their draft stock with an excellent combine performance. Which late first or second round projected prospect do the guys think could be the next Donte DiVincenzo and have an impressive enough combine to fly up draft boards? Stay Tuned for all this and more! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 58: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Denver Nuggets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 24:00

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Denver Nuggets. After what has been an amazing and historical postseason run by the Nuggets, Denver is forced to go back to the drawing board after falling to LeBron James and the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. This team is on the rise and will continue to be a threat atop the West, but they do have some holes that need to be filled if they look to make another run at the chip next season. The Nuggets only have the 22 nd overall pick in this year's draft but Denver has had a track record of taking a swing on questionable prospects and developing them in a way that brings out glimpses of their maximum potential. To put it plain and simple, the Nuggets are thin in the backcourt so its only their luck that they have a late first round pick in an extremely guard heavy draft which plays in their favor. Who do the guys think will be Denver's next “Michael Porter Jr.”? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 57: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Dallas Mavericks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 28:07

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Dallas Mavericks. Despite being bumped out of the 1 st Round of the Western Conference Finals by the LA Clippers, Luka Doncic and the Mavs have a lot of positives to take away from this season, but if they want to become perennial playoff contenders then they still have a lot of improving to do. Dallas only has the 18 th overall pick which means that they will need to scout for a “diamond in the ruff” prospect who has the potential to be a Day 1 contributor. Who do the guys think the Mavs should pick to go alongside the dynamic duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 56: NBA Roundtable Discussion with Rashad Christian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 37:24

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER GUEST! On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the fellas had the pleasure of hosting friend and colleague Rashad Christian. On top of being a huge Oklahoma City Thunder and LA Clippers fan, Rashad is also a soon to be graduate of Towson University and specializes in the photography and videography. For today's Roundtable discussion we discuss the future of OKC without Head Coach Billy Donovan has moved onto Chicago, the fate of the LA Clipper after their historical collapse against the Denver Nuggets and discuss the implications of what another title would mean for LeBron James' legacy. Definitely a great discussion in another great edition of the NBA Roundtable on the Hoop Talk Podcast! Stay Tuned! Social Media Handles: @shad.piper 2piperproductions_ @jalonsworld @rleshko_10 Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 55: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Cleveland Cavaliers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 26:36

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs may be might be one of the most “must watch” team this offseason considering all the questions they have regarding the status of All-Star forward Kevin Love as a member of the team, Tristan Thompson being a free agent and Cleveland having a vacant position at Head Coach. The Cavaliers only have the 5 th overall pick and as a young team in desperate need of franchise changer, they desperately need to hit on this Top-5 pick. Who do the guys think is the best prospect for Cleveland at 5 th overall? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 54: NBA Conference Finals Standouts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 17:24

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* 3 Games in the books on both sides of the NBA Conference Finals brackets. On one side is LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers looking to bounce back and take commanding 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets who have been outshining adversity all postseason. On the other side, the young Boston Celtics led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown look to regain momentum after Game 3 victory to tie things up at 2 a piece against the Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan take a look at some of the top performers in each series and analyze some of the most compelling storylines in these Conference Finals series. Who do the guys think are the top performers left in the NBA Playoffs? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 53: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Chicago Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 27:47

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Chicago Bulls (AKA Jay's Favorite team). As a team who is need a culture change after the firing of coach Jim Boylen and the demotion of Gar Foreman and John Paxton in the front office, the draft is the perfect place to start building up the kind of culture that new Head of Basketball Operations, Arturas Karnisovas, wants. The Bulls enter the 2020 NBA Draft with the 4 th and 44 th pick which will be critical when addressing certain position-based needs. Chicago has questions about Power Forward Lauri Markkanen and point guard Kris Dunn may be leaving this offseason as a free agent which could create some positional holes for a young deep in desperate need of depth. Who do the guys think will be the Bulls' franchise changing guy taken with the 4 th overall Lottery Pick? Stay Tuned! NBC says “Warriors may pass on Ball and Wiseman for Deni Avdija” - https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/warriors/nba-rumors-warriors-prefer-draft-wing-deni-avdija-makes-sense Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 52: WNBA Playoffs Semi-Final Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 15:18

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* Things are heating up in the WNBA as the 2020 WNBA Playoffs looks to begin its first best-of-5 series of the postseason. With an 80-77 win by the Minnesota Lynx over the red-hot Phoenix Mercury and a blowout victory by the Connecticut Sun over the Sparks, the Semi-Final stage is officially set. Only 4 teams remain as 2020 WNBA MVP A'ja Wilson and the #1 seeded Las Vegas Aces take on the Connecticut Sun and Breanna Stewart and the #2 seeded Seattle Storm look to face the Minnesota Lynx. Two big time matchups with the two titans in the Aces and Storm being on a collision course on the league's biggest stage: The WNBA Finals. But the Connecticut Sun (2019 Runner Ups) and the Minnesota Lynx (2017 WNBA Champions) both have their own plans in mind to play spoiler in pursuit of returning back promise land. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys breakdown some of the key storylines in these matchups and make their picks for who they think will move on to play in the 2020 WNBA Finals! Championship aspirations on the line and only two teams can move on, but who do the guys think will take those two spots? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 51: WNBA Playoffs 2nd Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 14:54

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* Back at it again with some more WNBA Playoffs action! With the Phoenix Mercury and the Connecticut Sun both winning in the opening round, they now look ahead to an even taller task. On one side of the bracket, the Phoenix Mercury come off a buzzer beater victory to move on and take on Rookie of the Year winner Crystal Dangerfield and the Minnesota Lynx. On the other side, Alyssa Thomas, and DeWanna Bonner of the Connecticut Sun look to eliminate the LA Sparks for the second year in a row in pursuit of a return to the WNBA Finals. Both matchups come with big name sand even bigger expectations! On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan take a look at these two 2 nd round single elimination games and make their picks for who they think will move on to the semi-finals! Which teams do the guys think will keep their season alive? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 50: HTP x HMO Podcast: NBA RoundTable

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 38:16

    In the first ever collaboration in Hoop Talk Podcast history, Jay and Ryan hook up with the HMO Podcast to talk NBA Playoffs! In this NBA RoundTable discussion, questions like “Is James Harden a Fraud?”, “Who will represent the Eastern Conference in the 2020 NBA Finals?” and many more get discussed in this great link up with Pedro Silva and Brooks Warren of the Hear Me Out Podcast! Link is down below for the entire video on their YouTube channel where we also talk a look at the landscape of the 2020 NFL Season, Fantasy Football, and many other topics! Hope you guys enjoy because this is only the beginning as we have many more collaborations coming up really soon! HMO Podcast Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAVm2_1xiiI Instagram Handles: @jalonsworld @rleshko_10 @hmo.podcast @hmoent @dammitdro @broookksss @b43franco @franklyn_j @brendozaa / @artbybrendozaa Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 49: NBA Conference Finals Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 23:34

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* We are finally here: The NBA Conference Finals! After becoming the first team in NBA history to come back from down 3-1 in the NBA Playoffs twice in a single postseason, the Denver Nuggets spoil the Battle of LA as they look ahead to Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. On the other side of the bracket, Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics take on Jimmy Butler and the red-hot Miami Heat as these two teams face one another in the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the fellas take a look at the two big matchups and make their picks for who will be facing off against one another in the NBA Finals with a chance to become the 2020 NBA Champions. Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 81: NBA Draft Needs: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 24:14

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder enter this offseason as one of the most encouraged teams in the league after making an unprompted postseason appearance and nearly took out the Houston Rockets in the first round. With young building blocks like Sha- Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Darius Bazley and others along with a litany of draft picks, this OKC team set up to become one of the best young rebuilding teams in the league. They also have trade assets like Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder who both could command even more draft picks and young assets. In this year's draft, the Thunder have the 23rd pick and the 53rd pick which does put them in the position to find some more "diamonds in the rough." Luguentz Dort was a guy who the Thunder stole in undrafted free agency and he came on strong in the playoffs. Can they find another "Luguentz Dort" with one of these late 1st or 2nd round picks that they have? Who do the guys think the Thunder could snag at 23? The guys answer all these questions and more! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 48: WNBA Playoffs 1st Round Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 19:12

    *Episode 48: WNBA Playoffs 1* *st* *Round Preview* *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* The WNBA Playoffs are officially underway! In comparison to the NBA, the WNBA Playoffs have an interesting twist to the first round being that it consists of only TWO single elimination games amongst the bottom four teams in the league for a chance to move on to the second round. Two games, Win-Or-Go-Home and the stage is set as the defending champion Washington Mystics face off against Diana Taurasi and the red hot Phoenix Mercury while on the other side the Connecticut Sun look to continue their redemption season with against the Chicago Sky for a chance to keep their championship aspirations alive. Two great games to kick things off and a lot of WNBA Star Power on display. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan discuss the two matchups and make their picks for who they think will be moving on to Round 2!  Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 47: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Charlotte Hornets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 20:44

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Charlotte Hornets who among the top-3 teams in this year's draft with a chance at either Anthony Edwards, Lamelo Ball or James Wiseman. The Hornets are a young team with a lot of young talent on their team but no real, true superstar caliber player but they may have the chance to change their fortunes with the 3 rd overall pick. Charlotte also has the 32nd and 56 th pick this year which gives them some room to upgrade their bench with some late round steals. Who do the guys think will be taken with the 3 rd overall pick, who is going to be the franchise changer for the ascending Charlotte Hornets? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 46: Semi-Final Standouts from the NBA Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 19:35

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* In the Eastern Conference the battle tested Boston Celtics look to take on the red-hot Miami Heat as the two teams face off for first time in the Conference Finals since 2012. A match-up between two young teams looking to rekindle the championship pedigree that these two franchises are historically know for. On the other side of the bracket, the Battle of LA is on a collision course as the Lakers and Clippers look to close their series with the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets to give us the first Lakers-Clippers Conference Finals in NBA history. A lot of history is on the line in a remarkably interesting Bubble edition of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan take a look at some of the top performance in the semi-final round and highlight some of the pivotal players needed for these teams to continue their championship run. Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 45: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Brooklyn Nets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 20:09

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the Brooklyn Nets who despite being down Kevin Durant and missing Kyrie Irving for majority of the season, still found a way to remain a playoff team. With guys likes Joe Harris becoming a free agent, Caris LeVert being a potential trade piece and questions at the Center position, the Nets have a lot to factor in when addressing this year's draft and the offseason. Brooklyn has the 19 th and 55 th pick in this year and have the potential to bring in some sneaky talent with these late picks. Who do the guys think will be perfect draft prospects to fit alongside KD and Kyrie? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 44: NBA Playoff Semifinals Takeaways…So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 26:37

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* 8 Teams left all with only one goal in mind: To hoist the coveted Larry O'Brien championship trophy. Every game is a potential legacy making moment and the stakes only get higher with every round. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan take a look at all four series going down in the NBA, analyzing, and discussing some of the biggest storylines and outcomes from each series so far. Can the Toronto Raptors keep up the momentum after tying up their series with Celtics at two games apiece? Will Miami finally close out the Bucks after blowing Game 4 against a Giannis-less Milwaukee team? Can Lebron and the Lakers hold off the high-octane offense of the small ball Rockets? Are the LA Clippers in trouble against the red-hot Denver Nuggets? We answer all these questions and more! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 43: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Boston Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 26:43

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys move onto the next team in the Boston Celtics who despite being one of the top contenders in the Eastern Conference, also seem to be one of the most draft pick rich teams in the entire league. To go along with young superstars in Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker, they also have FOUR draft picks this year. Does Boston use all four picks? Should they package a few to trade up and select higher in the draft? Do they use it go after a potential disgruntled star on another team? Jay and Ryan answer all these questions and more! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 42: NBA Draft Analysis Series: Atlanta Hawks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 25:14

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, we start our 30-team draft Analysis by taking a look at the Atlanta Hawks led by phenom point guard Trae Young. They have a young core with a lot of promising pieces but are desperately in need on a guy or two to put them over the top. Who do Jay and Ryan think the Hawks should take with the 6 th and 50 th picks? Stay Tuned Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 41: NBA 2nd Round Playoff Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 25:59

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* The second round of the NBA Playoffs in Orlando are officially underway. The Eastern Conference has already been up and running as the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics have both already went up 2-0 in their respective series. On the other side, the Houston Rockets and Denver Nuggets both are coming off grueling 7-game series as they look ahead to the two LA teams in the Lakers and Clippers who have been sitting back well rested and primed for a potential Western Conference Finals birth. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the fellas make their picks for the semifinal round, analyze the matchups, and choose some of the potential X-factors in each series. Who do Jay and Ryan think will be moving on to the Conference Finals? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 40: Takeaways from the NBA Playoffs 1st Round

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 24:08

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* The 1 st round of the NBA Playoffs in the bubble has been a combination of exciting, suspenseful, and breathtaking. We have seen historical records broken, big time blowouts and a few down the wire series. As Round 1 of the playoffs comes down to a dramatic close and some of the 2 nd round matchups underway, the NBA Playoffs have left us with a lot to talk about. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at some of the biggest storylines of the Playoffs so far and how these storylines may have implications on the race to the NBA Championship. Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 39: NBA Coaching Carousel Going Crazy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 22:50

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* Over the course of the last few months, some of the NBA's most prominent head coaches have been dropping like flies as the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have all chosen to move in a new direction. With top coaches like Kenny Atkinson and Nate McMillan being free agents, front offices like the Bulls', the Cleveland Cavaliers and others are and should be clambering to get these great coaches into their organization. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look across the league at all the available coaches and open positions while discussing the most surprising firings and where some of these coaches could step right in to turn some of these struggling franchises around. Who is the best available coach on the market right now? We'll tell you! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 38: 2020 NBA Draft Lottery Winners/Losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 25:42

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the announcement of the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery order being announced last week, NBA general managers and scouts can officially start to put together their big boards for the next crop of incoming NBA prospects. The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the clock as they won the lottery, earning them the #1 overall pick and a chance to take one of the top players in the draft class. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the draft order and choose their winners and losers of the draft as we slowly approach the 2020 NBA Draft set to take place in late October. Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 37: Biggest Storylines in the WNBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 20:48

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* The WNBA season in the Wubble has officially reached the midway point and things are heating up across the league as these 12 teams make their second-half push towards the postseason. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at some of the biggest storylines in the WNBA like Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm having the best record in the league, the reigning champion Washington Mystics getting off to a rough start without their MVP leader Elena Delle Donne and how the young New York Liberty have struggled in the absence of the 2019 #1 overall pick, Sabrina Ionescu who went down due to injury. What story is the most significant? What other big storylines could be brewing as we enter the second-half of the season? We've got all this and more! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 36: Keys to the Series (NBA Playoffs 1st Round)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 20:02

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the first game (and the second for some series) of each NBA Playoffs 1 st Round series in the books, it is time for some early overreactions and breakdowns of the trajectory of where each series could go. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan take a look at some of the biggest storylines brewing in the NBA Playoffs and point out some of the most significant performances in Game 1s and how they could influence the rest of each series. So many upsets! So many historical performances! So much to talk about! But what storylines and/or players are the “Keys to the Series?” Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 35: NBA Western Conference 1st Round Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 31:09

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* We've got a double header today for you guys as on this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys will be diving into the Western Conference first round matchups and make their predictions for who they think will move onto the next round. The West is littered with potential upsets, but what team do the guys think has the best chance of moving on? Stay tuned to find out! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 34: NBA Eastern Conference 1st Round Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 22:47

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* After a long wait, the race to the Larry O'Brien trophy is about to being as the 2020 NBA Playoffs are officially underway. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys will take a look at the Eastern Conference first round matchups and make their predictions for who they think will move onto the next round? Are their any potential upsets? Any X-factor players to watch? Stay Tuned to find out! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 80: NBA Draft Needs: New York Knicks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 22:41

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the NBA Draft just over a month away, the 2020 NBA Lottery has been set and the draft order is officially locked in. With that, each team prepares for October as some of the best college and overseas prospects all await that fateful day in hopes of hearing their name called by Commissioner Adam Silver. In this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the guys take a look at the New York Knicks. Coming off yet another disappointing offseason where they missed out on All Stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and rookie phenom Zion Williamson in the draft, the Knicks are once again stuck holding the bag. The KnickerBockers indeed still have a Lottery Pick...but it is the 8th overall pick which put them out of the sweepstakes for Lamelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman. Led by new head coach Tom Thibodeau, this Knicks team is in desperate need of playermaker or someone who can be help bring some shine back onto the New York basketball scene. New York also has picks 27 and 38 which could be help them significantly in addressing their two biggest needs: Three Point Shooting and Stable Point Guard Depth. This a crucial season for the Knicks who are in desperate need of a culture shock to help them become more appeasing to what will be one of the most talent-filled free agency classes in NBA History coming up in 2021. What do the guys think the Knicks draft philosophy should be on Draft Night? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 33: Western Conference Race to the 8th Seed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 18:50

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the Eastern Conference matchups set and the playoffs right around the corner, the only thing left before we can get the postseason is determining the 8 th seed in the West. After starting with six teams in contention for the final spot, the field has been significantly narrowed down over the last few weeks. The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings were eliminated and sent home on Wednesday. The San Antonio Spurs after losing to the Utah Jazz. And the red-hot Phoenix Suns were sent home yesterday after the Portland TrailBlazers defeated the Brooklyn Nets. Now the race for the last spot comes down to two teams: the Portland TrailBlazers and the Memphis Grizzlies. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the fellas discuss not only who they think will win the play-in game to take the 8 th seed, but also how the winner could fair against the #1 seeded Los Angeles Lakers. Who do we have taking the 8 th seed? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 32: The HTP NBA Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 32:09

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* With the recent announcement of the NBA electing to start the voting for NBA Regular season awards starting August 24 th , we got to thinking: What if we came up with our own NBA Awards? On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan host their first ever Hoop Talk Podcast NBA Awards where they award a series of unique regular season Awards like “Comeback Player of the Year”, “Most Underrated Player” and many others! Who will be the winners of our prestige HTP Awards? Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 31: WNBA First Team All-Bubble Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 21:36

    *The Basketball Podcast BY FANS, FOR FANS!* Got to bring it to you guys BACK TO BACK! Last episode we brought you guys the NBA first team all-bubble team where we highlighted some of the league's top performers in the NBA Restart. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, the fellas take it over to the WNBA as they select their WOMEN'S first team all-bubble squad. Although the WNBA Bubble aka the Wubble may not be getting as much publicity as its male counterpart, here at the HTP we LOVE the WNBA! That's why were going to continue showing them love by highlighting some of the WNBA's top performers in the Wubble. Who do you think are the best WNBA players playing so far this season? We've got a few in mind! Stay Tuned! Music Sample from: Impossible Beats - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f26UIYCRg1o Original Song from: The Boondocks Intro Theme song by Asheru- Judo Flip

    Hoop Talk Ep. 177: WNBA Looking at the Landscape (ft. Carson Huelle)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 95:49

    We are three to four weeks deep into the 2021 WNBA season and things are picking up quickly. The Seattle Storm still sitting atop the WNBA throne. The Connecticut Sun continue to pile on to their surprisingly hot start to the season. The New York Liberty are slowing spiraling in the wrong direction. The entire league is in a dog fight and outside of Seattle, Connecticut and the Las Vegas Aces, no other teams have really solidified themselves as Top-5 contenders. On this edition of the Hoop Talk Podcast, Jay and Ryan discuss some of the latest happenings in the WNBA and share some of their biggest takeaways of the season thus far. But WE HAVE A TWIST! Welcoming our first official guest of the WNBA season, we had the luxury of having our good friend Carson Huelle aka @wnbafansonly on Instagram to sit down and chat with us about everything WNBA. Carson has a really great social media beat following everything in the WNBA and he also has an Instagram page called @nuggetsfansonly to share his NBA fandom of the Denver Nuggets as well! It was great sitting down with him and getting some outside perspective on the WNBA besides our own opinions. You can definitely expect to hear from Carson Huelle much more on the HTP in the WNBA department and we may even get to talk a little Nikola Jokic sometime down the line. Really enjoyed this one, hope you guys do as well!

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