Our most anticipated podcast of the year, the mock offseason, returns. Nate and Danny are joined by Dan Feldman of NBC Sports and Kevin Pelton of ESPN. Nate plays the player agent, while the others GM for the 30 teams. Despite the shock of Chris Paul reneging on his commitment to the Clippers from Part 1 to go to Houston and Kyle Lowry going back to the Raptors, the GMs soldier on. We find homes for all the major free agents, then rank the best teams in the East and West when all the transactions are complete and give our overall thoughts on what this means for the market in 2017 free agency.
Our most anticipated podcast of the year, the mock offseason, returns. Nate and Danny are joined by Dan Feldman of NBC Sports and Kevin Pelton of ESPN. Nate plays the player agent, while the others GM for the 30 teams. We ftry to find a Paul George trade that makes sense, determine whether the Knicks can buy out Carmelo Anthony, and see where and for how much the big stars will sign. We also look at the restricted free agent market--which players can agree with their incumbent teams, and which will obtain lucrative offers elsewhere. The point guard market, with Kyle Lowry, Jeff Teague, George Hill, and Jrue Holiday proves especially interesting as well. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow.
We look at the logistics of a potential three-way deal between Denver, Indiana, and Cleveland centered around Kevin Love and Paul George. After hitting on some other league news, we look at the offseason scenarios for Nate's two top-rated teams on draft night, Minnesota and Dallas, followed by the Sacramento Kings.
We break down the Jimmy Butler trade from every angle, then nearly every pick of the 2017 NBA draft, discuss winners and losers, plus trades that didn't happen.
- The reduction in the cap and tax for 2017-18.
- Kristaps Porzingis rumors in New York and what we'd be willing to accept in trade for him.
- Houston's machinations
- Free agent option decisions
- A scouting report on Kentucky shooting guard Malik Monk
- Projecting the Orlando Magic offseason, including what they should do with the #6 overall pick.
We break down the Lakers/Nets and Hawks/Hornets trades, and discuss the ongoing rumor mill. Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) of DraftExpress and the Vertical's NBA Draft Show joins to break down the top-10 in detail, plus give his sleepers and overrated prospects. We discuss how Markelle Fultz compares to other number 1 picks, Lonzo Ball's strengths and weaknesses, whether Nate's rosy projection for Dennis Smith is warranted, and much more discussion on all of the top-10.
With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA)
Danny Leroux and Nate Duncan discuss David Griffin's ouster in Cleveland. Then, ESPN's Kevin Pelton joins the show to discuss his draft projections. Who is over- or underrated on draft boards right now? We also discuss the mammoth Philadelphia/Boston trade.
We break down one of the biggest draft trades in years between Philadelphia and Boston, discuss the hiring of Jon Horst as Milwaukee GM, assess the Pacers' options with Paul George, and finally a deep dive on Philadelphia's offseason.
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News, including that Atlanta may not offer Paul Millsap a max deal. Then we look at the Denver Nuggets offseason, with up to $37 million in cap space and myriad potential trade pieces. Finally, a scouting report on Finnish sharpshooter Lauri Markkanen.
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