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NBA Nerd Night
104 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
2019 Win Total Predictions and Over/Unders
Phil and Joel predict win totals for every team in the league while also revealing the over/unders. They also quickly review where they hit and missed last season.
73 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
League Changing Player Development Areas
Phil and Joel discuss development areas for key NBA players that can define the upcoming season, and change the landscape of the League.
72 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Kawhi & Paul George to LAC, OKC's Haul, Westbrook and Other League Fallout
Phil and Joel take a few days to digest the Clippers' acquisitions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George before analyzing what it means for the Battle of Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Russell Westbrook, and the rest of the fallout across the league.
80 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
Free Agency Madness: The Nets(!), Sixers, Heat, Jazz, Celtics, and much more.
Phil and Joel connect on the first night of NBA free agency to discuss the avalanche of deals, including a few that came in real time.
55 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
The Warriors' Chances; KD's Injury; Angry NBA Landscape
Phil and Joel break down the Warriors Game 5 victory and project their chances moving forward. Then, they discuss Kevin Durant's devastating injury and what it means for the league. Lastly, they examine the rise of anger in the NBA landscape.
61 minutes | May 29, 2019
Finals Preview, Goodbye Bucks
Phil and Joel say goodbye to the Bucks and preview the Finals matchup between the Warriors and Raptors.
49 minutes | May 22, 2019
Raps-Bucks, Warriors Are Back, Blazers Are Gone
Phil and Joel recap the Blazers season and take a look at their future, touch on the revival of the Warriors core four, and dissect the tight matchup in the Eastern Conference Finals between the Raptors and Bucks.
70 minutes | May 14, 2019
Round 2 Recap; Future of Sixers, Nuggets, Rockets; Conference Finals
Phil and Joel recap the epic 2nd round of the playoffs, discuss where the losers go from here, and look ahead to the conference finals.
86 minutes | May 7, 2019
Celtics Obituary with Paul Flannery of SB Nation; Warriors-Rockets
Phil and Joel are joined by SB Nation's Senior NBA Writer, Paul Flannery, to discuss the likely end of the Celtics' disappointing season and where they go from here. Then, Phil and Joel touch on the Warriors-Rockets series ahead of Game 5. Paul on Twitter NBA Nerd Night on Twitter
62 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
Checking in on Round 2
Phil and Joel run through each series of the 2nd round, recapping Game 1's and looking ahead to Games 2&3.
61 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
Who's Doin' the Most w/ ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry
Phil and Joel are back, and joined by ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry to check in on the first round of the playoffs and catch up on the wild ending to the OKC-Portland series. They also look ahead to a few of the second round matchups. Buy Kirk's upcoming book, Sprawlball. NBA Nerd Night on Twitter.
13 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
Stories from Italy
From a wine cellar in northeast Italy, Joel sits down with friend and NBA fan Mattia Bianchini to chat about the playoffs and the state of Mattia's Knicks. NBA Nerd Night will be back with regularly scheduled programming this week.
58 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry on the Present and Future of the NBA
Phil and Joel are joined by ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry -- ahead of the release of his first book, Sprawlball (link below) -- for a wide ranging discussion on where the NBA is today, and where it's heading. Topics include: the evolution of play style, the importance of chemistry and relationship building in a winning organization, how rules can impact the future of how the game is played, how to determine what the NBA league office values, the disruption of Curry & Harden, the Spurs success, and the Celtics struggles. Also covered: the origins of NBA Nerd Night. Pre-order Sprawlball Kirk on Twitter
59 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Mailbag: Spurs, Bucks, Competitive Balance, and an Epic 1 on 1 Tourney
Phil and Joel check in mid-week to take questions from listeners.
49 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
NY Times' Sopan Deb on the Celtics Rollercoaster Season & Coach of the Year
Phil and Joel are joined by friend of the program, Sopan Deb of The New York Times, to discuss the Celtics rollercoaster season and the tight race for Coach of the Year. Sopan on Twitter NBA Nerd Night on Twitter
88 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
Ranking the Best Basketball Situations - Tier 2
Phil and Joel take a look at the mid-tier teams from this season and rank their futures -- from a basketball perspective only. Top tier to follow.
27 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Live from LA: Requiem for a Take; Did this dude just did this?
Phil and Joel are live from Los Angeles to discuss the Lakers' collapse, and for Joel to put Phil on notice for his preseason take. They also discuss the Clippers surprising surge and another edition of "Did this dude just did this?"
76 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
Stretch Run Questions; Bleacher Report's Mirin Fader
Phil and Joel discuss big picture questions facing a few contending teams as they gear up for the stretch run. Then, they are joined by Mirin Fader, a Writer at Large for Bleacher Report and B/R Mag to discuss her latest profile on Marcus Smart and her experience covering the Ball family in Lithuania (51:35). Mirin on Twitter Mirin's work on B/R
77 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
Ranking the Best Basketball Situations - Tier 3
Phil and Joel take a look at teams in the bottom of the lottery (New York, Cleveland, Phoenix, Atlanta, New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis) and rank them based on who's in the best shape moving forward -- from a basketball perspective only. Middle and top tiers to follow.
74 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Will the Bucks Win the East? Quick Trade Deadline Recap
Phil and Joel are joined by friend and Bucks fan, Ray Kluender, to discuss Milwaukee's season to date, their chances this year, and what they should do about the future. They also discuss the few big trades this in Eastern Conference. Phil also shares a quick story for "Did this dude just did this?"
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