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The Up and Under Podcast
66 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
Episode 40: #TradeBlake with Damien Webber
JJ and Warrick are joined by Clipppers super fan Damien Webber to discuss all the fall out from the blockbuster Blake Griffin trade. We go deep into the impact on the Clippers and their future before discussing what this means for the Pistons.We then do a scoot around the league to talk about a momentous week in the NBA, covering injuries to Boogie and John Wall and trade rumours in the lead up to next week's deadline.
66 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
Episode 39: Choose Your Own Cav-enture with Josh Little
Warrick and JJ are joined by good friend of the podcast and Cleveland supporter Josh Little. We take a big deep dive into all things Cavs: the recent turmoil around Kevin Love, defensive woes, Ty Lue, rotations, roster structure, possible LeBron regression, and how (or if) the current situation can be fixed via trades.We also cover a few of the big happenings in what has been an eventful week in The Association, discussing rumours regarding Kawhi, the Blazers, Kemba, and more.
55 minutes | Jan 21, 2018
Episode 38: Big games, NBA Fight Club and the trade deadline
Warrick and JJ fly tandem for this episode, covering all the recent happenings in the NBA and upcoming events. We discuss the big recent games between the Dubs and Rockets and the Thunder and Cavs, with a closer look into what is going wrong in The Land. This leads us into further trade deadline specalation for the Cavs, Hornets, Nuggets and Clippers. We also talk about the recent spate of scraps, refereeing, and the Tunnel Incident in Staples.
79 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
Episode 37: Preseason Rankings /Current standings comparison and the Boston Celtics with Spencer Skehill
JJ and Warrick are joined by Spencer Skehill to discuss the remarkable season of the Boston Celtics. We get into why it's working and the key contributors before making some predictions for the reaimnder of their season. With the half way point of the season just passed we then run through every team and compare their current overall record with where we placed them in our preseason power rankings.
58 minutes | Dec 23, 2017
Episode 36: All I want for NBA Xmas with Damien Webber
Season greetings listeners! On this festive edition of the U&U JJ and Warrick are joined by Damien Webber to make our NBA Xmas wishes. We cover wishes for specific teams and players as well as getting into weird stuff like visits from the Ghost of NBA Defence and how the All Star game selections could be made more fun by imitating an Asian dating show. It's good fun. Best wishes to you and your NBA team this Xmas, friends.
60 minutes | Dec 14, 2017
Episode 35: Trade talk and the Orlando Magic with Garrett Townsend
Garrett Townsend of the Orlando Pinstriped Post returns from an overseas jaunt to talk all things NBA with JJ and Warrick. We discuss the season so far for the Magic and how the rest of the season may unfold for the team. With the trade season unofficialy opening we also discuss trade scenarios for guys most likely to be moved, covering Marc Gasol, Julius Randle and DeAndre Jordan, amongst others.
77 minutes | Dec 6, 2017
Episode 34: The season so far for the Wolves, Thunder and Bulls plus Fantasy Studs and Duds with John Orris
Warrick and JJ are joined by U&U debutant John "Jorris" Orris to discuss the season so far for a few NBA teams including the Wolves, Thunder and Bulls. Jorris is a seasoned fantasy basketball owner and as such we whip through a few of our favourite and least favourite guys to own before things deterioate into petty trade squabbles. We also touch on the Fizdale firing (thanks for the memories Fiz) and discuss the Charlotte Hornets: a Dwight Howard-naissance and the health of Coach Clifford.
74 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
Episode 33: Checking team health in the NBA ER with Chris Donnelly
Warrick and JJ are joined by Chris Donnelly in the NBA ER. We don the scrubs and asess the health of a few NBA teams - how's their temperature? What are the symptoms? What's affecting their physicial and mental state, for better ot worse? What can we prescribe to cure what ails them? Teams we look at are Dallas, Sacramento, Miami, Denver, Detroit, Chicago, Houston and the Clippers.
76 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Episode 32: The Bledsoe trade and early season take aways with Stu Diprose
The Up and Under returns to pick apart what's been an exciting start to the NBA season. JJ and Warrick are joined by Suns fan Stu Diprose to discuss the Bledsoe trade and the future of the Phoenix franchise. We also take a look at the Bucks before discussing the amazing early play of Giannis, Ben Simmons, and Porzingis. We then discuss the form and fortunes of several teams including GSW, Cleveland, Boston, and, of course, Minnesota and Memphis.
65 minutes | Oct 24, 2017
Episode 31: NBA is back!
JJ and Warrick sink their teeth into a huge first week of NBA action: who's hot who's not, injuries, trade talk, surprises and dissapointments....we're on it all. It's extremely exciting to have the NBA back.
97 minutes | Oct 12, 2017
Episode 30: 2017-18 Season Preview Part 5 - The Top 6
JJ and Warrick tackle the final six teams in a bumper episode of their season previews/power rankings. There won't be too many surprises here but who is a pretender and who is a legit contender? The new NBA season is just a few days away and we're hyped.
70 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
Episode 29: 2017-18 Season Preview/Power Rankings Part 4 (teams 12-7)
The Up and Under Season preview/power rankings continue as JJ and Warrick hit the top 10. We've got young teams on the up, solid playoff teams keeping their powder dry, and a whole bucket load of unpredictablity. Makes for good conversation. The NBA season is eight days away!Note: this episode was recorded with your hosts in a rather tired state. We called Cory Joseph "Cory Alexander" multiple times. Sorry Cory.
83 minutes | Sep 27, 2017
Episode 28: 2017-18 Season Preview Part 3 (Teams 18-13)
The season previews roll on with JJ and Warrick getting into the middle of the pack in our power rankings conountdown/season preview. It gets tricky from here on out, with a lot of these teams skirting a perilous line between the playoffs and extended purgatory. We also go through the weeks news including the Melo trade, Wade to Cleveland, and other notable tidbits and transactions from around the NBA.
79 minutes | Sep 20, 2017
Episode 27: 2017-18 Season Preview/Power Rankings Part 2 (teams 25-19)
JJ and Warrick continue with their countdown of each NBA team's prospects for the 2017-18 season. This episode we look at teams ranked 25-19: lotto contenders, teams who may well make a leap, teams who may well collapse in a pathetic heap, teams who are leaking money like sieves. They're all here. This episode is brought to you by alcohol.
76 minutes | Sep 18, 2017
Episode 26: Part 1 of 2017-18 Season Preview/Power rankings
JJ and Warrick return from Cancun to sink their teeth into the approaching 2017-18 NBA season. We'll be covering five (or six!) teams per episode based on our shared power rankings going into the season, with this episode covering teams 30-25. Which teams are the cellar dwellers? You'll have to listen to find out.In addition to discussing each team's offseason we'll also be allocating a Career Year candidate, discussing where the team is on their timeline, ranking their fun level from 1-10, and dishing out special franchise-centric awards.Apologies for occasional poor audio, particularly around the 30 minute mark. This clears up.
45 minutes | Aug 27, 2017
Episode 25: The Kyrie for IT Trade: ramifications and overview, plus other free agency news
JJ and Warrick convene for a deep dive into this week's blockbuster trade between Boston and Cleveland, getting into all the pros of cons of the IT and Kyrie swap. We update you with the latest on the IT phyisical situation, talk possible future roster moves for both teams, and discuss how this trade might affect the rest of the NBA. We then discuss other free agnecy news with a focus on Nerlens Noel in Dallas.
54 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
Episode 24: Dog days of free agency, summer league wrap, an the Clippers with Damien Webber
Warrick is out for this week's episode (flu like symptoms) so JJ is steering the U&U ship and he's joined by Damien Webber. We take a look at the dwindling free agency market and recent transactions before doing a quick wrap on summer league - who may be an actual rotation player and who's fools gold. We then check in with Damo's beloved Clippers. It's been a big offseason for the Clips and we discuss how the new acquistions will fit in and what style of play Doc may look to implement.
51 minutes | Jul 12, 2017
Episode 23: The ongoing saga of free agency, legends of summer league, and the Houston Rockets with Chris Donnelly
Warrick and JJ are joined by Chris Donnelly to catch up on all the happenings of the NBA offseason, from free agency moves to summer league action. With Chris being a Rockets fan we discuss the Chris Paul trade and what's next. Melo? If not what's plan B? Is there one?
65 minutes | Jul 6, 2017
Episode 22: Farewell Z Bo, Welcome Gordy, and all the free agent news with Spencer Skehill
Warrick and JJ are joined by Celtics fan Spencer Skehill for an emotional episode of The Up and Under. JJ farewells his hero Zach Randolph and refelcts on his time in Memphis, while looking ahead to what's next for the Grizzlies. Then Spenny talks about the big Gordy Hayward signing in Boston and what Ainge might do from here. We then go over the other notable signings of what continues to be a whacky old NBA offseason.
73 minutes | Jul 2, 2017
Episode 21: Free agent mayhem and big trades with Nick Simon
JJ and Warrick are joined by Up and Under debutant Nick Simon to take a deep dive into the tumutuos past week of the NBA offseason. We take a good hard look at the landscape altering Chris Paul and Paul George trades - what they mean for the teams invovled and the rest of the NBA. We then get into all the signings so far in the madcap start to free agency, as well as discussing what may lie ahead.
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