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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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    Previewing Game 7 of Celtics-Bucks and Suns-Mavericks and what's next for Sixers, Grizzlies?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 96:14

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview Game 7 of the Celtics-Bucks and Suns-Mavericks series and discuss the biggest offseason questions for the Philadelphia 76ers and Memphis Grizzlies.2:05: Celtics-Bucks Game 7 preview20:54: Suns-Warriors Game 7 preview36:26: Sixers' biggest offseason questions48:06: Harden contract options59:49: Can the Sixers win a title with Harden?1:15:39: Grizzlies' biggest offseason questionsFollow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nba

    Updated conference semifinals predictions and what's next for the Hawks, Bulls and Raptors?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 96:01

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) give their updated predictions for the conference semifinals and discuss the biggest offseason questions for the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors?How has Joel Embiid's return swung the Heat-Sixers series? Can Phoenix get its offense back on track? Do the Bucks have enough shot creation without Khris Middleton? Which teams should feel the most confident heading into Game 5? Should the Hawks trade John Collins this summer? Is Zach LaVine a no-brainer max 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/navigation/nba

    What's next for the Jazz, Pelicans, Timberwolves and Nuggets?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 89:44

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the biggest offseason questions for the Utah Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets.Should the Jazz trade Rudy Gobert and/or Donovan Mitchell this offseason? What happens if the Pelicans aren't willing to give Zion Williamson a fully guaranteed five-year max extension? Should the Timberwolves explore D'Angelo Russell trades? If the Nuggets run their same core back, could better health propel them into championship contention?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/navigation/nba

    Our 2022 NBA Conference Semifinals preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 85:16

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the 2022 NBA conference semifinals and make their predictions for each series. Do the Philadelphia 76ers stand a chance against the Miami Heat if Joel Embiid can't return at some point during the series? Will the Milwaukee Bucks miss Khris Middleton more on offense or defense? What are the keys to a potential Dallas Mavericks upset of the Phoenix Suns? Will the Memphis Grizzlies' size and rebounding give them a shot against the Golden State Warriors?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/navigation/nba

    What's next for the Nets, Cavaliers, Hornets, Clippers and Spurs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 99:05

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the biggest offseason questions for the Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs.Should the Nets be willing to offer Kyrie Irving a five-year max extension? Will the Cleveland Cavaliers bring back Collin Sexton? Should the Hornets be willing to match a max offer sheet for Miles Bridges? Do the Clippers have too many wings? What's the right price for a Keldon Johnson extension?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/navigation/nba

    How the Booker and Middleton injuries shake up the playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 95:59

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss how Devin Booker and Khris Middleton's recent injuries could impact the 2022 NBA playoffs.Could the Chicago Bulls now knock off the Milwaukee Bucks without Middleton? Are the Phoenix Suns now in danger of a first-round upset? Are the Utah Jazz headed for an offseason roster shakeup? How can the Minnesota Timberwolves shake off their Game 3 meltdown? Can the Brooklyn Nets get back into their series against the Boston Celtics?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/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    Top takeaways from Game 1 of every first-round playoff series

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 88:39

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss their top takeaways from Game 1 of every first-round playoff series.Are the Dallas Mavericks cooked without Luka Doncic? Should the Memphis Grizzlies pivot away from Steven Adams? Will Scottie Barnes' injury finish the Toronto Raptors? Does Nikola Jokic have enough help against the Golden State Warriors? How should the Brooklyn Nets be feeling after their last-second loss? 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/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    Previewing Round 1 of the 2022 NBA playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 132:11

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Dan Favale (@danfavale) of the Hardwood Knocks podcast make their picks for every first-round series in the 2022 NBA playoffs.Do the Chicago Bulls stand any chance of knocking off the Milwaukee Bucks? Are the Minnesota Timberwolves a bad matchup for the Memphis Grizzlies? Can the Dallas Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz without a fully healthy Luka Doncic? How much will the Boston Celtics miss Robert Williams against the Brooklyn Nets? Do the Denver Nuggets have the top-end talent to beat the Golden State Warriors? Are the Philadelphia 76ers in real trouble against the Toronto Raptors?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Dan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    Our final 2021-22 NBA awards picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 98:25

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their final awards picks for the 2021-22 NBA season.Who should win MVP between Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo? Who will emerge from the wide-open Defensive Player of the Year race? Should Scottie Barnes win Rookie of the Year over Evan Mobley? Does Ja Morant even belong in the Most Improved Player discussion? Who's the Coach of the 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/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    What's next for the Lakers, Blazers, Kings, Rockets and Thunder?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 92:47

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Anthony Irwin (@AnthonyIrwinLA) of Silver, Screen & Roll discuss the biggest offseason questions for the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder.How will the Lakers look to get out of Russell Westbrook's contract this summer? Can the Blazers build a contender around Damian Lillard after blowing up their roster at the trade deadline? What is the Kings' long-term plan? Should the Rockets trade away their veterans? Has the Thunder's tank gone overboard?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Anthony discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    What's next for the Pacers, Wizards, Knicks, Magic and Pistons?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 90:56

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Mark Schindler (@MSchindlerNBA) discuss the biggest offseason questions for the Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons.Should the Pacers look to trade some of their veterans this season, or will they aim to retool rather than rebuild? Will Bradley Beal sign his five-year max to stay with the Wizards? Should the Knicks already be looking to get out of Julius Randle? Will the Magic re-sign Mo Bamba? Do the Pistons have any long-term keepers other than Cade Cunningham?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Mark discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    A deep dive into this year's MVP race

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 76:20

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) is joined by special guest Ryan Blackburn (@NBABlackburn) of Denver Stiffs and the Pickaxe & Roll podcast to discuss the MVP race and the Denver Nuggets' playoff outlook.What has caused the MVP race to swing in Nikola Jokic's favor as of late? What are the biggest arguments in favor of Jokic, Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo? Is there a "right" answer to this year's MVP race? Are Jamal Murray and/or Michael Porter Jr. coming back this year? What would constitute a successful playoff run for the Nuggets?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Ryan discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    How Robert Williams' injury and PG13 and Anthony Davis' returns could shake up the playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 72:57

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) is joined by special guest Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) of Spotrac and Celtics Blog to discuss how Robert Williams' injury and the returns of Paul George and Anthony Davis could shake up the playoffs. How did the Celtics turn their season around after such a mediocre start? How much will Williams' injury impact their title chances? Could Anthony Davis' return help the Los Angeles Lakers go on a deep playoff run? Are the Los Angeles Clippers now a threat to upend the Western Conference playoff bracket? Is the play-in tournament unfair to certain No. 7 seeds?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Keith discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nbaOvertime's Even The Odds newsletter: https://www.eventheodds.com/

    Which playoff teams should be most concerned heading into April?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 81:25

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which playoff teams have the biggest concerns heading into April.How much should we read into the Miami Heat's recent struggles? Are the Utah Jazz too predictable offensively? Which injuries could have the biggest impact on the playoffs? Could DeAndre Jordan sink the Philadelphia 76ers?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/navigation/nba

    Our 2021-22 NBA All-Rookie teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 81:09

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their picks for their All-Rookie teams for the 2021-22 NBA season.Who should join Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley and Scottie Barnes on the All-Rookie first team? Is Franz Wagner a first-team lock? Could Ayo Dosunmu or Herb Jones make it onto the All-Rookie first team? Do Alperen Sengun and Jonathan Kuminga deserve All-Rookie nods despite their limited minutes? 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/navigation/nba

    Steph's injury, Pat Williams' return and LeBron's GOAT case

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 94:29

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Stephen Curry's latest injury, Patrick Williams' imminent return and LeBron James' GOAT case.What should Chicago Bulls fans expect out of Williams? How will Steph's injury impact the Western Conference playoff race? What does James Wiseman's latest setback mean for the Golden State Warriors? Is it realistic to expect Ben Simmons to return this season? Does being the statistical GOAT give LeBron James more of a GOAT argument over Michael Jordan?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/navigation/nba

    Which play-in teams could upend the 2022 NBA playoffs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 75:07

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which teams in the play-in tournament could go on a deep playoff run.Are the Brooklyn Nets still a legitimate threat to make it to the NBA Finals? How would they match up with the Cleveland Cavaliers or Toronto Raptors in the play-in game? Will the Atlanta Hawks even make the playoffs? Could the Minnesota Timberwolves upset the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round? Are the Los Angeles Lakers drawing dead?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/navigation/nba

    Injury returns that could swing the 2022 NBA playoffs and an Iffe Lundberg scouting report

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 80:46

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the biggest names who could return from injuries and swing the 2022 NBA playoffs.How much will Brook Lopez's return help the Milwaukee Bucks? Are we sleeping on a fully healthy Chicago Bulls team? Will Draymond Green's return push the Golden State Warriors over the Phoenix Suns? What happens if Kawhi Leonard and/or Paul George return to the Los Angeles Clippers? Is Ben Simmons the biggest wild card in the NBA this season?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/navigation/nba

    Updated awards picks at the three-quarters mark of the 2021-22 NBA season

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 73:11

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their updated picks for every major award with one month left in the 2021-22 NBA season.Who should be the MVP, Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid or Giannis Antetokounmpo? Who's the favorite in a wide-open Defensive Player of the Year race? Can anyone stop Evan Mobley or Tyler Herro from winning Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year, respectively? Should Ja Morant even be eligible for Most Improved Player? Who's the Coach of the Year?Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nba

    Which teams are legitimate dark-horse NBA title contenders?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 94:16

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which teams should be considered legitimate dark-horse title contenders.Are the Utah Jazz destined to fall apart in the playoffs again? How seriously should we take the Boston Celtics? Can the Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls overcome their injury issues? Why aren't the Memphis Grizzlies getting more respect? Can Luka Doncic carry the Dallas Mavericks to the title 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/navigation/nba

    Early impressions of James Harden and the new-look Sixers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 96:11

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) is joined by special guest TrillBroDude (@TrillBroDude) of the You Know Ball podcast to discuss their early impressions of James Harden and the new-look Philadelphia 76ers.Were the fit concerns about Harden and Joel Embiid overblown? Why has Tyrese Maxey been so effective in an off-ball role? Has Doc Rivers actually learned how to stagger his rotations? Who should be the Sixers' backup center? How can they get Tobias Harris going? Are they going to grift their way to this year's title?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and TrillBroDude discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nba

    Can the Pelicans salvage the Zion Williamson era?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 63:16

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Mason Ginsberg (@MasonGinsberg) of the In the NO podcast discuss the latest drama between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.What should we make of JJ Redick's recent comments about Zion? Will Zion play at any point this season? How should the Pelicans handle his upcoming extension negotiations? What should they do if he refuses to sign their extension offer? Does the NBA need to make big-picture changes to the draft if Zion eventually asks out of New Orleans?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Mason discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nba

    What's next for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 72:24

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) of Silver Screen and Roll discuss LeBron James' future with the Los Angeles Lakers after his comments at All-Star Weekend.How did the Lakers get to this point with LeBron? Who's to blame for their disappointing season? Should they have made a big move at the trade deadline? How can they fix their roster this offseason? Should they consider trading LeBron this summer?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Harrison discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nba

    Top NBA storylines to watch after the All-Star break

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 78:47

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Mark Schindler (@mschindlerNBA) of Basketball News and Indy Cornrows discuss what they're most excited to watch after the All-Star break.What should we expect out of Tyrese Haliburton and the Pacers? How will Chris Paul's injury shake up the title race? How will James Harden and Ben Simmons change the Eastern Conference playoff picture? Which team is going to win the No. 10 seed out West?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Mark discuss all of that and more.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPodOdds via FanDuel Sportsbook: https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/navigation/nba

    Making sense of the Eastern Conference after the trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 91:46

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) try to make sense of the Eastern Conference after the explosive 2022 NBA trade deadline.Are the Milwaukee Bucks still the favorites to come out of the East? Which teams are lurking as their biggest threats? Which teams are most in danger of a first-round upset? Can anyone pull off a surprise deep playoff 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/navigation/nba

    Winners and losers of the 2022 NBA trade deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 112:48

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the biggest winners and losers from the 2022 NBA trade deadline.Does the upside of James Harden justify the risk for the Philadelphia 76ers? Are the Brooklyn Nets now better off with Ben Simmons, Seth Curry and Andre Drummond? Can Kristaps Porzingis be the co-star that Bradley Beal needs? Which teams improved their title odds at the trade deadline? Which teams might regret not making moves?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/navigation/nba

    Sabonis, McCollum and LeVert trade reaction and final trade deadline predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 94:03

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Domantas Sabonis-Tyrese Haliburton blockbuster along with the CJ McCollum and Caris LeVert trades and give their final trade deadline predictions.Did the Sacramento Kings get enough back for Haliburton? Are the Indiana Pacers the clear winners of that trade? How much will McCollum help the New Orleans Pelicans? What's the Portland Trail Blazers' long-term endgame? Did the Cleveland Cavaliers give up too much for LeVert? How will Bradley Beal's wrist injury affect the Washington Wizards at the trade deadline?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/navigation/nba

    Latest Harden-Sixers buzz, Clippers-Blazers trade and trade deadline buyers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 95:24

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the latest James Harden trade rumors, dissect the Clippers-Blazers trade and break down which teams might be buyers at the trade deadline.Why would the Nets trade Harden before the deadline? Where should the Sixers draw the line in terms of what they're sending back? What does the Blazers' deal with the Clippers say about their long-term plans? Which teams should be buyers at the trade deadline?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/navigation/nba

    Which teams should be sellers at the 2022 NBA trade deadline?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 90:34

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which teams should considering selling ahead of the 2022 NBA trade deadline.Should the Washington Wizards be shopping Bradley Beal? Would Domantas Sabonis or Jerami Grant make sense in Washington? Should the Houston Rockets be ready to take the best offers for Christian Wood and Jerami Grant? Which teams would make sense as landing spots for Gary Harris and Terrence Ross? Which teams may look to get out of luxury-tax territory?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/navigation/nba

    All-Star starter reaction, Harden-Sixers buzz and how did the Knicks get... here?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 93:41

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and special guest Dan Favale (@danfavale) of the Hardwood Knocks podcast (@HardwoodKnocks) and Bleacher Report discuss All-Star starter surprises and snubs, the buzz about James Harden and the Sixers, and the New York Knicks' descent back into mediocrity.Is it an outrage that Andrew Wiggins is an All-Star starter? Should the NBA abolish positions on the All-Star ballot and on All-NBA teams? How seriously should we take the Harden-Sixers buzz? Why would the Nets help the Sixers with a sign-and-trade this summer? Are the Kings actually out on Simmons trade talks? What can the Knicks do to right the ship?Check out the episode to hear Bryan and Dan 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 NBA midseason awards picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 86:51

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss who they'd pick for every major award at the midway point of the 2021-22 NBA season.Has someone else usurped Stephen Curry as the front-runner for MVP? How will Draymond Green's injury impact the Defensive Player of the Year race? Is Evan Mobley the clear favorite for Rookie of the Year? Who deserves to win the wide-open Most Improved Player race? Who should be the Coach of the 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

    Vogel on the hot seat, Kings/Ben Simmons rumors and Jerami Grant and Myles Turner's trade market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 89:41

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss Frank Vogel being on the hot seat, what to make of the Sacramento Kings/Ben Simmons rumors and the trade market for Jerami Grant and Myles Turner.Does Frank Vogel deserve to be on the hot seat? Should the Kings have any players off-limits in trade talks? Why are the Sixers so opposed to trading for De'Aaron Fox? How will Jerami Grant's extension demands affect his market? How will Myles Turner's foot injury affect his?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 Cam Reddish trade, KD and LaVine's injuries and trouble in Utah?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 74:06

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Cam Reddish trade, the implications of Kevin Durant and Zach LaVine's injuries and what to make of Rudy Gobert's recent comments.Why did the Atlanta Hawks trade Reddish for a heavily protected first-rounder? Are the New York Knicks the clear winner of that deal? Will KD's injury shake up the title race at all? Should LaVine's injury chance the Chicago Bulls' stance heading into the trade deadline? Are the Utah Jazz headed for another playoff letdown?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 Clippers and Blazers, Tobias Harris trade rumors and John Collins' future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 88:20

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the latest on the Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Tobias Harris trade rumors and John Collins' frustration in Atlanta.Should the Blazers hold a fire sale at the trade deadline in the wake of Damian Lillard's surgery. Are the Clippers headed for a gap year in the wake of Paul George's injury? Why are the Philadelphia 76ers trying to include Tobias Harris in Ben Simmons trade talks? Can they afford to keep Simmons past this year's trade deadline? Should the Atlanta Hawks be entertaining John Collins trades?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

    Interview with Pete Croatto, Author of 'From Hang Time to Prime Time'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 41:49

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) has Pete Croatto (@petecroatto), author of the book "From Hang Time to Prime Time," on to discuss the NBA's marketing advancements during the David Stern era, and how the late commissioner always had a global mindset.Follow us on Twitter: @TheNBAPod

    Trade deadline questions and Kawhi Leonard's eventual return

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 84:50

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss what the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks should do at the trade deadline, how the play-in tournament could alter the landscape of buyers and sellers and what Kawhi Leonard's eventual return could mean for the title race.Should the Bulls be willing to trade Patrick Williams and go all-in? Are the Hawks in need of a consolidation trade to turn their season around? Will the play-in tournament convince more teams to be buyers than sellers? How would the Clippers affect the title picture if Leonard returns this season fully healthy?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

    Kyrie and Klay's returns, Rubio's injury and re-evaluating OKC's rebuild

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 82:30

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the imminent returns of Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson, the Cleveland Cavaliers' response to Ricky Rubio's injury and where the Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild stands.Do the Nets deserve criticism for caving to Kyrie? Should they try to avoid home-court advantage if he refuses to get vaccinated? Will Klay's return make the Warriors the clear title favorites? Can Rajon Rondo help to replace Rubio? Have the Thunder made enough progress in their rebuild?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

    Which teams are facing a make-or-break January?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 85:07

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which teams are heading into a make-or-break January.Which direction will the Boston Celtics head over the next month? Should the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings consider moving into seller mode? Can the Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers overcome their slow starts? What should the Dallas Mavericks do to get more talent around Luka Doncic?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

    Trade ideas we'd like to see happen

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 96:56

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss trade ideas they'd like to see happen by the NBA's Feb. 10 trade deadline.Where would Norman Powell make sense? Is there a win-win CJ McCollum trade out there? Can anyone outbid the Philadelphia 76ers for Damian Lillard? Which teams should be in on Harrison Barnes? Could the Atlanta Hawks pull off a blockbuster in the next two months?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

    Who might be a first-time All-Star?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 88:39

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss early potential All-Star locks and which players might earn their first All-Star nod.Should availability not factor as much into All-Star debates this year because of COVID-19? Which typical All-Stars are in danger of missing out? How many spots seem up for grabs in each conference? Will we see any first-time All-Stars?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 NBA's COVID response, the MVP debate and latest trade buzz

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 93:39

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the NBA's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, where Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic belong in the MVP conversation and the latest trade buzz around Ben Simmons and Russell Westbrook.How should the NBA deal with the leaguewide rise in COVID-19 cases? Should Jokic be getting more MVP buzz? Does Steph not deserve to be the MVP front-runner? Can the Philadelphia 76ers afford not to trade Simmons by the deadline? Does any team make sense as a potential Westbrook destination?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 best surprises of the 2021-22 NBA season so far

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 90:18

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the best surprises of the 2021-22 NBA season to date.Could the Cleveland Cavaliers have two All-Stars in Jarrett Allen and Darius Garland? Do the Memphis Grizzlies have three foundational pieces in Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane? How have the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors gotten off to such great starts? How many teams already regret passing on Alperen Sengun in the draft?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

    Which 2021 free agents might get traded after Dec. 15?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 100:19

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their picks for every Eastern Conference team's over/under. Which teams did Las Vegas miss the mark on? Are the Boston Celtics headed for 60-plus wins? Will the Milwaukee Bucks or Indiana Pacers be legitimate contenders in the East? Can the Philadelphia 76ers top 55 wins?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 quarter-season NBA awards picks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 103:58

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their picks for every major award one-quarter of the way through the 2021-22 NBA season.Is Stephen Curry running away with MVP? Who should be the Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert or Draymond Green? Can Cade Cunningham catch Evan Mobley or Scottie Barnes for Rookie of the Year? Who's the Most Improved Player in a wide-open field? 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

    Which NBA teams need to make a major change?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 92:24

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which NBA teams are in need of a major shakeup.After firing Neil Olshey, should the Portland Trail Blazers explore trades involving Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum? What should the Indiana Pacers do ahead of the trade deadline? Do the New Orleans Pelicans need to make a move to appease Zion Williamson? Can the Los Angeles Lakers salvage the Russell Westbrook trade? How can the Boston Celtics better build around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown?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

    MPJ, Bam and Dame injuries, Kemba benched and tampering penalties

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 80:00

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the impact of Michael Porter Jr., Bam Adebayo and Damian Lillard's injuries, what's next for Kemba Walker after being benched and the NBA's tampering penalties for the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat.What does MPJ's injury mean for the Denver Nuggets both this year and long term? Can the Miami Heat stay in range for home-court advantage without Bam? Will Dame's injury cause the Portland Trail Blazers to consider bigger changes? Should the New York Knicks move Kemba by the trade deadline? Will the NBA's punishment of the Bulls and Heat deter tampering moving forward?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

    Kings fire Walton, Tatum-Brown drama and Sixers' trade target list

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 86:13

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the Sacramento Kings' future after firing Luke Walton, Tim Bontemps' report about the Boston Celtics and who might be on the Sixers' list of targets for Ben Simmons.Will Alvin Gentry fix what's ailing the Kings? Is De'Aaron Fox the right player for them to build around moving forward? How concerned should the Celtics be about the reported tension between Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown? Which players might be on the Sixers' list of 30 for Ben Simmons? Which stars might become available in the next year or two?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

    Playing 'pretender or contender?' one month into the 2021-22 NBA season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 97:55

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which teams look like title contenders and which are pretenders one month into the 2021-22 NBA season.Do the Brooklyn Nets still look like the title favorites? Are the Golden State Warriors the favorites to come out of the West? Can the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks turn around their disappointing starts? What should we make of the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets? Are the upstart Chicago Bulls a legitimate contender?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

    Which teams should already be in panic mode?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 78:22

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which teams should already be in panic mode one month into the 2021-22 NBA season.Do the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks have any real reason to worry about their slow start? Is the organizational turmoil engulfing the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans cause for concern? Do the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Timberwolves need a wake-up call? Should the New York Knicks panic about their starting lineup's struggles?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

    Early impressions of rookies and Ben Simmons to the Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 91:38

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss their early takeaways about the top rookies from the 2021 NBA draft class and the recent report linking the Boston Celtics to Ben Simmons.Is it too early to panic about Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs? Who should be the Rookie of the Year front-runner, Evan Mobley or Scottie Barnes? Which other first-round picks are making instant impacts for their teams, and how much should we buy into them moving forward? Should the Celtics be willing to trade Jaylen Brown 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

    The Robert Sarver report, Celtics dysfunction and latest on Kyrie and Simmons

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 87:10

    In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss ESPN's blockbuster report about Suns owner Robert Sarver, the Boston Celtics' early-season dysfunction and the latest updates about Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons.Should the NBA force Sarver to sell the Suns in the wake of ESPN's report? How concerned should the Celtics be about Marcus Smart's criticism of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum? With NYC not budging on its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, what should the Brooklyn Nets do about Kyrie Irving? Is there any end in sight to the Sixers' Ben Simmons trade saga?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

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