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69 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
BDC #143: Dyson Daniels Goes 8th Overall to New Orleans in the 2022 NBA Draft & Kyrie's Magnum Opus
Having regrouped from the Playoffs and immediately thrown into the 2022 NBA Draft, not to mention impending free agency, Jake, Josh & Batey have plenty to discuss and even more to look forward to. First celebrating Dyson Daniels 8th overall selection to New Orleans and Luke Travers 56th overall selection to Cleveland, before diving into the top 5 picks, checking in on how badly the Kings underwhelmed, trying to skim the surface of free agency and guessing what is going on in Kyrie's grandmaster plan.
79 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
BDC: #142: Warriors Reclaim the Summit! Kyrie Drama & Backdoor Cut Take Over the Kings Front Office
On the back of potentially the best version of Steph Curry the world's ever seen, Golden State has won the 2022 NBA Championship over Boston 4-2. Jake (hopeful in the face of defeat), Josh & Batey regroup to run through the Finals as a whole, predictions of where each team could land next season, what in the world to do with Kyrie Irving and then something very special. The debut of Backdoor Cut officially ending the suffering of Sacremento Kings fans everywhere by taking over as the brand spanking new front office administration, right in time for the 2022 NBA Draft this Friday (Australian time). Look forward to a new dawn, Kings fans!
51 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
BDC #141: Warriors Up 3-2 with Wiggins Reborn! Could X-Factor Time Lord Help Swing the Series?
Golden State have defended their home court in Game 5 of the Finals after pinching Game 4 in a Boston. With Warriors now up 3-2, Jake, Josh & Batey sit down for what is both a therapy session for Jake and an analysis of what is driving each side going into the potential Championship deciding Game 6. Steph, Tatum, Wiggins, Rob Williams and much more.
48 minutes | Jun 6, 2022
BDC #140: The Chase Center Has Been Split! Boston Steal a Game Before Heading Home
We're all even after the first homestand, 1-1 with Boston stealing Game 1 of the NBA Finals from the Golden State Warriors. Fresh off the coming back down to earth of Game 2, Jake, Josh & Batey recap all the stories of what's been seen so far. Including each side's respective quarter blitz, Al Horford, Draymond Green, Ime Udoka and some inexplicable officiating.
67 minutes | May 30, 2022
BDC #139: The Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors is Your 2022 NBA Finals Matchup!
Still sizzling off the scorching pan that was Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, Jake, Josh & Batey (particularly Jake) are very excited to be back. Tearing right into the series that just transpired, previewing the now-confirmed, dream Finals matchup and sending off Miami with warm obituaries.
59 minutes | May 23, 2022
BDC #138: Celtics Need Tatum's Best, Warriors Eviscerating Leads Again & NBL 2022 Was Fantastic
It's NBA Conference Finals time and it's hot right now. In the West, the Warriors have rediscovered their spark, taking a commanding 3-0 lead on Luka's Mavericks. While in the East, Boston and Miami are in the midst of a slugfest with Miami 2-1 leaders away from home. Despite his crippling Celtics nerves, Jake musters up the strength to join Josh & Batey in dissecting this week's performances and learnings, plus a look toward the potential Finals matchup.
70 minutes | May 16, 2022
BDC #137: Luka Stomped the Suns, Celtics Too Much for Giannis & the Conference Finals are Set
Back after a little bit! Jake's returned from a spiritual journey to the TD Garden where he willed his Celtics on live in person, Josh is absent with flu related misfortune and Batey is golden, drunk from the residue of Luka's stomping of the Suns. There's been much to discuss from what's transpired so far, with plenty to analyse moving forward to the Conference Finals. Join us, back from extended break, and settle right back in to Playoffs-speed BDC.
88 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
BDC #136: Goodbye Regular Season, Hello Playoffs & Backdoor Cut Awardies 21/22!
The NBA regular season is officially at a close, which of course means it’s time to strap in for the Backdoor Cut playoff preview, pre-season predictions review, and end of year Awardies!! It’s silly season in the world of Jake, Josh & Batey, so get comfy, collate your opinions and tune in for a nice warm cup of perspective.
55 minutes | Apr 4, 2022
BDC #135: Miami Steady Their Course, Timelord on Pause & Grizzlies Playoff Stock Watch
Nipping at the heels of the playoffs, Jake, Josh & Batey are awash with excitement. First (as if there were any question) announcing yet another Rose Gold Champion, before a deep dive into the nitty gritty of the playoff seedings and aspirations of the championship hopefuls.
57 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
BDC #134: The Bulls Need Lonzo, Phoenix Could Become Title Favourites & KAT's Wolves are Scorching!
Injuries, injuries, injuries. They've been a huge theme throughout this NBA season and with updates coming in a-plenty, Jake, Josh & Batey are back again to ruminate on how the rest of the season will play out as a result. Zion's in the gym dunking, Ben Simmons' herniated disc flared up, Lonzo's not running for the next 10 days, Steph injured his foot, and CP3 could yet return before the Playoffs. So much is still uncertain and yet somehow, the picture may becoming clearer. All this, and a look into the exciting ascent of the Minnesota Timberwolves!
61 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
BDC #133: The 76ers Love Free Throws, Mavs are Lowkey Lethal & Phoenix Just Keep Winning
Don't look now, but the Dallas Mavericks are storming up the standings as one of the hottest teams in the league. Fresh off a nail-biting win against the Celtics, Jake, Josh & Batey discuss their ascendance since the Porzingis trade, the Sixers reliance on free throws, and the state of the West. Draymond Green is back healthy, the Grizzlies keep rolling, and Phoenix, despite their injury issues of late are holding strong at the top.
60 minutes | Mar 7, 2022
BDC #132: Boston's Terrifying Defence, Chicago's Chances in the Playoffs & New Look New Orleans
The Celtics have the best defence in the league and Jake could not be happier. Mere hours after they beat a Nets side with Kevin Durant well and truly back, Josh, Batey and the man himself break down the game, and try to work out whether either side has an upper hand in a hypothetical 7 game series. This, as well as a look toward the Bulls, 76ers, Bucks, LeBron's 56 points against the Warriors, and the new look, actually quite good, New Orleans Pelicans.
58 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
BDC #131: Harden & Embiid Look Like a Problem, Uninspiring Milwaukee & Ja Morant's MVP Momentum
Josh Green, future Dallas Mavericks X-Factor? Rose-Gold hype aside, Jake, Josh & Batey are back ready to dive into the horror of the previous week's Harden/Embiid takes, the hodgepodge in the East, and debating who will have the chops to close out the MVP this season. There's momentum brewing in Ja Morant.
55 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
BDC #130: All-Star Weekend, Nick Kyrgios is a Celtics Fan & Zion's Frosty Reception to CJ's Arrival
Rested from a big, entertaining NBA All-Star Weekend, Jake, Josh & Batey are back with a fresh set of lenses on the league's current state of affairs. First up, Jake talks through his weekend hoops run-in with tennis superstar and big Celtics fan, Nick Kyrgios, before the rest of the gang join in to walk through each day of All-Star Weekend, Zion's future in New Orleans and LeBron's future in LA.
64 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
BDC #129: Ben Simmons is Free! James Harden & Embiid! Spurs Mid-season Trades!?
Firmly in the fallout of the trade deadline, Jake, Josh & Batey sit after simmering for days on what in the world just transpired. James Harden is a Sixer, Ben Simmons is a Net, Porzingis is a Wizard, Spurs make trades now and the Lakers did bupkiss. Winners, losers, grades and all that good stuff.
64 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
BDC #128: The Kings Really Traded Tyrese Haliburton, NOLA's New Big 3 & Utah Farewell Joe Ingles
It's trade deadline time, unusually early this year! At the time of recording, 12 hours remain until the door slams shut on prospective moves, so Jake, Josh & Batey look back on the trades over the past few days (Haliburton & Sabonis, for one) to assess winners, losers and what may yet be still to come. This, and a dive into the Eastern Conference seeding mess, revealing who can be considered contenders and who are merely pretenders.
56 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
BDC #127: Patty Mills is the Nets' Glue, Miami Are Top of the East & Devin Booker Levelled Up
Back for the first time in 2022! Jake, Josh & Batey warm up their takes, kicking things off with a very special Rose-Gold roundup, before tearing straight into spice and tomfoolery. A recap of the festive period, plus checking back in on the could be contenders coming into the backend of the season. You can smell it already, it's going to be another great year of Backdoor Cut.
56 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
BDC #126: Kyrie Irving to Return to the Nets, IT Starts For the Lakers & Atlanta's Humdrum Hawks
COVID is tearing up the league again in a time when Kyrie Irving might just be back to play. Walking through the chaos of postponements once more, DeRozan's comeback explosion against the Lakers, IT making his way back to the NBA and the vagueness of Atlanta's season so far.
45 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
BDC #125: Darius Garland, All Star? The Pacers/Trail Blazers Trade Rumble & the Knicks Are Devolving
In an age where small ball seemed to be the new revolution, the Cleveland Cavaliers are rolling out 3 7-footers in the same lineup and looking good doing it! Discussing this and the ever growing trade rumble below the Pacers, Trail Blazers & the New York Knicks, who are seemingly right back to being themselves again.
60 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
BDC #124: Lakerland Looks Rundown, Anthony Edwards is Terrifying & the Bucks Are Rolling
This week on Backdoor Cut, Jake, Josh & Batey argue over what on earth is going on in Lakerland, the potentially-warm vibes coming from Minnesota and whether the Bucks truly have an equal in Eastern contention.
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