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Bryan Toporek and Morten Stig Jensen walk through all of the latest happenings in the NBA, both on and off the court.

Bryan Toporek and Morten Jensen


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    Our 2021-22 NBA season predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 93:21

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their predictions for the 2021-22 NBA season.Which teams will make the playoffs? Which teams will reach the conference finals and the NBA Finals? Will the Los Angeles Lakers fall short of their hype? Could the Atlanta Hawks crash the Eastern Conference Finals? Will the Chicago Bulls be better than expected?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Part 2 of our 2021-22 League Pass rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 68:02

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Adam Fromal (@fromal09) and Dan Favale (@danfavale) of the Hardwood Knocks podcast (@HardwoodKnocks) to finish up their 2021-22 League Pass rankings.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Part 1 of our 2021-22 League Pass rankings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 64:41

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Adam Fromal (@fromal09) and Dan Favale (@danfavale) of the Hardwood Knocks podcast (@HardwoodKnocks) for Part 1 of their 2021-22 League Pass rankings.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    The Nets' Kyrie conundrum, Ayton's extension talks and the latest Ben Simmons update

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 75:52

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Brooklyn Nets' conundrum with Kyrie Irving, Deandre Ayton's extension talks and the latest on Ben Simmons.If Kyrie doesn't get vaccinated, should the Nets consider trading him? Who might they be able to get in return? Should the Phoenix Suns be willing to give Deandre Ayton a max contract extension? Will the Sixers fining Simmons for his holdout lead to a trade sooner than later?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Our 2021-22 awards predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 84:43

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their awards predictions for the 2021-22 NBA season.Who will win the wide-open MVP race? Can anyone challenge Rudy Gobert for Defensive Player of the Year? Will Cade Cunningham or Jalen Green win Rookie of the Year? Who are some of the top candidates for Sixth Man of the Year and Most Improved Player?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Mailbag! Tanking, tampering, Timberwolves and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 87:54

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) answer a number of questions submitted by listeners.Should the NBA work harder to prevent tampering? After implementing the play-in tournament, what other changes should the league make? Which Spurs players have All-Star upside? When will the OKC Thunder stop tanking? Should the Timberwolves blow it up and start over? How can the Heat get into legitimate title contention this year?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021-22 Atlantic Division preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 99:40

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the biggest questions for every Atlantic Division team ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season.Who should the Boston Celtics start in their backcourt? Is any team capable of beating the fully healthy Brooklyn Nets in a seven-game series? How much can the New York Knicks rely on Kemba Walker? What should the Philadelphia 76ers do about Ben Simmons? How much playing time will Scottie Barnes get for the Toronto Raptors as a rookie?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021-22 Central Division preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 88:43

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the biggest questions for every Central Division team ahead of the 2021-22 season.How will DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball fit with the Chicago Bulls' existing core? Who will the Cleveland Cavaliers start at PF? Could Cade Cunningham have the sixth 20-5-5 rookie season in NBA history? Who should the Indiana Pacers start at the 3 until T.J. Warren returns? How should the Milwaukee Bucks approach the regular season fresh off their championship run?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021-22 Southeast Division preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 89:35

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the biggest questions for every Southeast Division team ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season.Who should be in the Atlanta Hawks' starting lineup? Should the Charlotte Hornets start Miles Bridges and P.J. Washington over Kelly Oubre and Mason Plumlee? How will Kyle Lowry fit with the Miami Heat? How will the Orlando Magic distribute backcourt minutes? How will the Washington Wizards divvy up playing time at the 3 and the 4? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    John Wall's future, Aaron Gordon's extension and an in-season tournament?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 64:52

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Houston Rockets' attempt to trade John Wall, Aaron Gordon's extension with the Denver Nuggets, the NBA's proposed in-season tournament and COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 season.Which teams make sense (if any?) as potential landing spots for Wall? Did the Nuggets overpay for Gordon, and will they regret doing so? Is a $1 million prize enough to incentivize players to care about the in-season tournament? Is the NBPA making a mistake by refusing a vaccine mandate?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021-22 Pacific Division preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 93:34

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the biggest storylines for every Pacific Division team ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season.What are realistic expectations for Klay Thompson this season? Who should the Los Angeles Clippers start in place of Kawhi Leonard until he returns? Will Anthony Davis finally embrace playing center more often? Should the Phoenix Suns extend Deandre Ayton or Mikal Bridges by the mid-October deadline? Do the Sacramento Kings have to roll with a three-guard starting lineup?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021-22 Northwest Division preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 75:59

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the Northwest Division ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season.Should the Denver Nuggets sign Michael Porter Jr. to a max contract extension? How does Anthony Edwards build upon his promising rookie campaign in Minnesota? Which young player should you be most excited to watch in OKC? Did the Portland Trail Blazers do enough to put Damian Lillard's mind at ease? Should the Utah Jazz be the favorites in the West?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021-22 Southwest Division preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 95:51

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the Southwest Division ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season.How much of an upgrade will Reggie Bullock be for the Dallas Mavericks? Can Jalen Green beat out Cade Cunningham for Rookie of the Year? Should the Memphis Grizzlies consider Jaren Jackson Jr. a franchise cornerstone? How will Jonas Valanciunas fit next to Zion Williamson in New Orleans? What is the San Antonio Spurs long-term plan?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Ben Simmons' holdout threat, Clint Capela's extension and Kevin Love's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 74:28

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Ben Simmons' holdout threat, the Nets and Lakers' new additions, Clint Capela's extension and Kevin Love's future.Are the Philadelphia 76ers now under more pressure to move Simmons before training camp? Should they call his bluff? How much will Paul Millsap and LaMarcus Aldridge help the Nets? Are the Hawks light-years ahead in their team-building strategy? What's next for Kevin Love if he continues to refuse a buyout from the Cleveland Cavaliers?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    The Lauri Markkanen sign-and-trade and best remaining free agents

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 74:22

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the three-team Lauri Markkanen sign-and-trade and the best free agents still on the market.What were the Cavs thinking with regard to their acquisition of Markkanen? How much will Larry Nance Jr. help the Portland Trail Blazers? Could the Chicago Bulls be the biggest winner of this deal? Who are some of the top remaining free agents, and where might they fit best?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    The Ringer's Mirin Fader on her Giannis book and the Bucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 54:41

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by special guest Mirin Fader (@mirinfader) of The Ringer to discuss her new book, "Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP."What was Mirin's inspiration to write a book about Giannis? How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect her reporting process? What surprised her the most while writing the book? How did she balance the on-court and off-court details about his life? Did she expect to break the internet with her chapter on Jason Kidd?Check out the episode to hear Morten, Bryan and Mirin discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    More extensions! Rozier, TimeLord, J-Rich and who might be next

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 78:04

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the recent extensions that Terry Rozier, Robert Williams III and Josh Richardson signed before examining who might be next in line.Did the Charlotte Hornets overpay for Rozier, or could it wind up being a steal? Why were the Boston Celtics in such a rush to extend both Williams and Richardson? Will extensions for middle-tier veterans become more popular moving forward? Who else might sign an extension this offseason?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    The PatBev trades, Embiid's supermax, Marcus Smart's extension and Christmas Day schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 74:22

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the two recent Patrick Beverley trades, Joel Embiid's new supermax extension, the Boston Celtics extending Marcus Smart and the NBA's Christmas Day slate of games.How much will Eric Bledsoe help the Clippers until Kawhi returns? Can Jarrett Culver turn his career around in Memphis? Will Beverley help the Timberwolves compete for a playoff spot? Did the Sixers take too much of a risk fully guaranteeing Embiid's extension? Was Smart's extension a good idea for the Celtics? Which games are the highlight of the Christmas Day schedule?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021 NBA Free Agency Review with Mark Deeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 71:09

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) discuss NBA Free Agency 2021. The guys discuss the revamped Chicago Bulls, the Knicks making some big changes, what to make of Ben Simmons not having been traded yet, and what is going on in Portland.Check out the episode to hear Morten and Mark discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    DeRozan to the Bulls, Kemba to the Knicks and more free-agency analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 94:53

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the latest free-agent signings, including DeMar DeRozan to the Chicago Bulls, Kemba Walker to the New York Knicks and Spencer Dinwiddie to the Washington Wizards.Did the Bulls overpay for DeRozan? Does it matter? Where does the signing of Walker put the Knicks in the new Eastern Conference hierarchy? Did the Wizards increase their odds of keeping Bradley Beal by adding Dinwiddie and trading away Russell Westbrook? Which contenders have made the best additions?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Top takeaways from Day 1 of 2021 NBA free agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 102:15

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the most notable signings from the first day of 2021 NBA free agency.Who did the best job on Day 1? Are the Miami Heat now in the same tier as the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets? Should the Phoenix Suns be favored to win the West again? Did the New York Knicks maximize the value of their cap space? What are the New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs up to?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021 NBA free agency preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 92:35


    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the 2021 NBA free-agent class.Are Kawhi Leonard or Chris Paul actual flight risks? How will the point guard carousel shake out? Who are some of the top restricted free agents on the market? Which veterans should contenders be pursuing?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3


    Winners and losers of the 2021 NBA draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 99:38

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss their biggest winners and losers from the 2021 NBA draft.Which teams came out as the biggest winners on draft night? Who were some of the best player-team fits? Which teams might regret their moves during the draft? And how will the Los Angeles Lakers' trade for Russell Westbrook work out?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Potential sleepers and busts in the 2021 NBA draft with Matt Babcock of Basketball News

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 43:50

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) speaks with Matt Babock (@MattBabcock11) of Basketball News about some of the potential sleepers and busts in the 2021 NBA draft class.Which prospects in the mid-to-late-lottery range have the potential to outperform or underperform their draft slot? Who are some of the prospects worth targeting later in the first round? Which second-round picks could emerge as steals? Which teams have been active in trade talks?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Matt discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    'Built to Lose' author Jake Fischer on NBA tanking, free-agency buzz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 67:07

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer, the author of "Built to Lose," to discuss NBA tanking and the latest free-agency buzz.Is tanking as much of a scourge in the NBA as its critics make it out to be? Will the play-in tournament and lottery reform prevent tanking in the future? Why aren't the Oklahoma City Thunder catching as much flak for their rebuild as the Philadelphia 76ers did for theirs? What's the latest on Lonzo Ball and the New Orleans Pelicans? Will Ben Simmons get traded by draft night?Check out the episode to hear Morten, Bryan and Jake discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    What's next for the Suns and Bucks after the 2021 NBA Finals with FanSided's Gerald Bourguet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 84:13


    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by FanSided's Gerald Bourguet (@geraldbourguet) to discuss top takeaways from the 2021 NBA Finals and what's next for the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks.What do the Finals mean for the legacies of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Chris Paul? What lessons can the Suns take away from the Finals? Will the Suns be able to retain CP3 this offseason? How much should they offer Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges in extensions? Can the Bucks re-sign Bobby Portis? Should they run back the same team otherwise?Check out the episode to hear Morten, Bryan and Gerald discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3


    Can the Suns force a Game 7 and Damian Lillard trade ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 91:01

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss what the Phoenix Suns need to do to force a Game 7 in the 2021 NBA Finals and come up with Damian Lillard trade destinations.Is Devin Booker isolating too frequently? How can the Suns get Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges more involved offensively? Should the Blazers start listening to Damian Lillard trade offers? Who can put together the most compelling package? Which wild-card teams should get involved?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Making sense of the 2021 NBA Finals and Team USA with Ti Windisch of the Gyro Step Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 85:51

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Ti Windisch (@tiwindisch) of the Gyro Step Podcast to discuss the 2021 NBA Finals heading into Game 5 and Team USA's struggles ahead of the Olympics.How did the Milwaukee Bucks get back into the Finals? What adjustments do the Phoenix Suns need to make ahead of Game 5? What should the Bucks do with Brook Lopez moving forward? Who's going to win this year's title? And who should Team USA call to replace Bradley Beal?Check out the episode to hear Morten, Bryan and Ti discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    How can the Bucks get back into the 2021 NBA Finals?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 80:53

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Games 1 and 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals and preview Game 3. What adjustments do the Milwaukee Bucks need to make to get back into the Finals? What have the Phoenix Suns been doing well so far? Is Deandre Ayton the key to the Finals? Who should be the front-runner for Finals MVP? And do the Minnesota Timberwolves have enough to offer for Ben Simmons?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021 NBA draft preview with Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 74:08

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Bleacher Report draft analyst Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) to preview the 2021 NBA draft. Is Cade Cunningham the no-brainer No. 1 pick for the Detroit Pistons? Should the Houston Rockets take Evan Mobley or Jalen Green at No. 2? How will the rest of the lottery shake out? Who are some potential steals later in the first round or in the second round?Check out the episode to hear Morten, Bryan and Jonathan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    2021 NBA Finals preview and what's next for the Hawks and Clippers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 92:21


    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the 2021 NBA Finals and discuss the biggest offseason questions for the Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers.Who should start in place of Giannis Antetokounmpo if he can't go in Game 1? How do the Bucks slow down Chris Paul and Devin Booker? Who should the Suns stick on Giannis? Which team will win the Finals? How much should the Hawks spend to re-sign John Collins? Is Kawhi Leonard a flight risk for the Clippers?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod


    What's next for the Nuggets, Jazz, Nets and Sixers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 89:23

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the big offseason questions for the Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers.Should the Nuggets sign Michael Porter Jr. to a max extension this offseason? How much should the Jazz be willing to spend on Mike Conley? Will the Nets be able to retain Bruce Brown, Blake Griffin and Jeff Green? Should the Sixers try to re-sign Danny Green and Furkan Korkmaz?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    The latest on the Western and Eastern Conference Finals and NBA coaching hires

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 80:42

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Western and Eastern Conference Finals before diving into the latest news on NBA coaching hires.Can the Los Angeles Clippers overcome a third straight 2-0 series deficit? Did the Milwaukee Bucks figure out the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2? How will Rick Carlisle fit with the Pacers' personnel? Do the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers deserve to be catching heat for Jason Kidd and Chauncey Billups, respectively?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    2021 NBA draft lottery fallout, early Western Conference Finals reaction and Ben Simmons' future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 88:22

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss their main takeaways from the 2021 NBA draft lottery and the first two games of the Western Conference Finals before delving into Ben Simmons' future with the Philadelphia 76ers.Is Cade Cunningham a lock to go No. 1 to Detroit? Should the Rockets take Evan Mobley at No. 2, and should they shop Christian Wood if so? Who should the Cavaliers, Raptors and Magic take at Nos. 3, 4 and 5, respectively? Are the Clippers drawing dead against the Suns in the WCF? Do the Sixers need to trade Ben Simmons this offseason?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    The Kemba-Horford trade, conference finals previews and Rick Carlisle landing spots

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 88:16

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Kemba Walker/Al Horford trade, preview the Western and Eastern Conference Finals and touch on Rick Carlisle and Zion Williamson's future.Which team came out ahead in the Walker/Horford swap? Who should be favored in the Western Conference Finals? Do either the Sixers or Hawks stand a chance against the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals? Where should Rick Carlisle coach next? What should the Pelicans do about Zion Williamson's reported unhappiness?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Kawhi's ACL injury, the Bucks' meltdown and SVG and Scott Brooks out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 91:12


    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) break down the onslaught of Wednesday's news dump.Can the Clippers beat the Jazz without Kawhi Leonard? How will Chris Paul's positive COVID-19 test impact the Western Conference Finals? Who's to blame for the Bucks' meltdown against the Nets in Game 5? What version of Joel Embiid will the Sixers get moving forward? Who should the Pelicans and Wizards go after to replace Stan Van Gundy and Scott Brooks?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3


    How can the Clippers, Bucks, Nuggets and Hawks get back into their series?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 87:43

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss how the Clippers, Bucks, Nuggets and Hawks can get back into their respective second-round series.Should the Clippers keep Ivica Zubac in their starting lineup, or should they go back to Nic Batum? Do the Bucks need to go smaller? Are the Nuggets drawing dead against the Suns? Should the Hawks replace Solomon Hill with someone else in the starting lineup?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    What's next for the Lakers, Blazers, Grizzlies, Knicks and Wizards?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 95:24

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss what lies ahead for the Lakers, Blazers, Grizzlies, Knicks and Wizards this offseason.How much should the Lakers be willing to spend on Dennis Schroder? How can the Blazers appease Damian Lillard? Should the Grizzlies sign Jaren Jackson Jr. to an extension? Who should the Knicks target in free agency? Is it finally time for the Wizards to consider trading Bradley Beal?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    Previewing Nets-Bucks, Sixers-Hawks, Suns-Nuggets and Game 7 of Clippers-Mavericks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 83:04

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the Nets-Bucks, Sixers-Hawks and Suns-Nuggets series along with Game 7 of Clippers-Mavericks.How do the Nets and Bucks match up defensively against one another? Who are the big X-factors in that series? Who should the Sixers start in place of Joel Embiid if he misses time with his knee injury? How can the Nuggets slow down the Suns' backcourt? Can the home team win a game in Clippers-Mavericks for a change? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    What's next for the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 69:42

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss what comes next for the Boston Celtics in the wake of Danny Ainge's surprise resignation. Later in the episode, David Ramil (@dramil13) of Locked on Heat joins Mort and Bryan to preview the Heat's biggest offseason questions.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    How injuries are shaking up the 2021 NBA title race

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 61:24

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss how a handful of notable injuries are shaking up the NBA title race.Will Anthony Davis' groin injury send the Los Angeles Lakers home in Round 1? How can the Dallas Mavericks regain momentum in the wake of Luka Doncic's neck injury? Do the Philadelphia 76ers have enough talent to close out the Washington Wizards without Joel Embiid? How have these injuries affected the overall title race?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodTitle odds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    What's next for the Pacers with Caitlin Cooper and offseason previews for Hornets, Spurs and Warriors

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2021 74:26

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows to discuss what's next for the Indiana Pacers, and then they preview the offseasons for the Charlotte Hornets, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors.Is there any way the Pacers can bring back Nate Bjorkgren? Should they run it back with their roster next season? How much should the Hornets be willing to spend on Devonte' Graham and Malik Monk? Should the Spurs and DeMar DeRozan go their separate ways? Does James Wiseman have a future in Golden State? Check out the episode to hear Morten, Bryan and Caitlin discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    Taking stock of every first-round playoff series heading into Game 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 76:44


    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) break down every first-round playoff series heading into Game 3.Can the Miami Heat get back into their series against the Milwaukee Bucks? Can the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers without a healthy Chris Paul? How can the Portland Trail Blazers counter the Denver Nuggets' Aaron Gordon adjustment? Should Elfrid Payton be out of the New York Knicks' rotation? Is it time for the Los Angeles Clippers to press the panic button?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod


    Top takeaways from every Game 1 of the 2021 NBA playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 94:19

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the top takeaways from every Game 1 of the 2021 NBA playoffs.How should the Los Angeles Clippers defend Luka Doncic moving forward? How did the Portland Trail Blazers limit Nikola Jokic to only one assist? How can the Los Angeles Lakers get Anthony Davis going against the Phoenix Suns? Should Tom Thibodeau stop messing around with Elfrid Payton in his starting lineup? Are the Utah Jazz in danger of being upset?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    Previewing every first-round series of the 2020-21 NBA playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 88:10

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview every first-round series ahead of the 2021 NBA playoffs.How can the Milwaukee Bucks stave off another Miami Heat upset? Can the Dallas Mavericks avoid getting knocked out by the Los Angeles Clippers for the second straight year? How can the Denver Nuggets slow down the Portland Trail Blazers' backcourt? Will the Los Angeles Lakers' two-big lineup work against the Phoenix Suns? Will the Atlanta Hawks' offensive firepower outgun the New York Knicks' strong defense?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    What's next for the Thunder, Kings, Pelicans, Bulls and Raptors?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 84:19

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss what's next for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors this offseason.Should the Thunder try to trade Al Horford this summer? How much should the Kings be willing to spend on Richaun Holmes? What should be the Pelicans' walk-away price for Lonzo Ball? Should the Bulls renegotiate-and-extend Zach LaVine? How much should the Raptors offer Kyle Lowry? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    Our All-NBA and final awards picks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 76:51

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their All-NBA and final awards picks for the 2020-21 NBA season.Should both Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic be on the All-NBA first team? Where should Stephen Curry and Jimmy Butler be? Does Chris Paul deserve an All-NBA spot? Who should get the third-team forward spot between Paul George and Julius Randle?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodAwards odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/sports/navigation/830.1/10107.3

    What's next for the Rockets, Pistons, Cavaliers, Magic and Timberwolves?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 86:37

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss what's next for the Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves.Should the Rockets try to move off John Wall and Eric Gordon this summer? What should the Pistons make of their rookies? How much should the Cavs spend on Jarrett Allen in free agency and on a Collin Sexton extension? What areas of need do the Magic need to address this offseason? Should the T-Wolves start considering a Karl-Anthony Towns trade?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    The Pacers' Nate Bjorkgren mess and other coaches on the hot seat

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 62:36

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Indiana Pacers' ongoing Nate Bjorkgren disaster and other coaches who are reportedly on the hot seat.Has the Bjorkgren situation deteriorated to a point of no return? Should the Portland Trail Blazers be looking to move on from Terry Stotts? Is Mike Budenholzer done in Milwaukee if he can't get to the conference finals? Should the Sacramento Kings be willing to eat the remaining $11.5 million of Luke Walton's contract? Should the Washington Wizards keep Scott Brooks around?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    Which NBA teams have the brightest future?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 83:54

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which NBA teams they believe will have the brightest future.Did the New York Knicks earn a spot thanks to their surprising season? Where do the Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder rank? Do the New Orleans Pelicans have the league's brightest future because of Zion Williamson?Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    Breaking down the play-in tournament races

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 84:43

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss how the play-in tournament races might play out over the coming weeks.Are the New York Knicks a lock to finish as a top-six seed? Should the Miami Heat be favored in the East's play-in tournament? Could the Los Angeles Lakers slip into the West's play-in tournament? Will any of the play-in teams be a threat to pull off a first-round upset? Check out the episode to hear Morten and Bryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

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