Business Casual Basketball
By Aaron Washington
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Business Casual BasketballSep 03, 2021
BCB Podcast #156: Breakout Candidates, Most Stressed Fanbases (Ft. Daniel Lubofsy, CelticsBlog)
As we inch deeper into the 2021 off-season, Daniel Lubofsky from Celtics Blog joins the broadcast to build out a list of players across the league who could be in line for a large leap next season due to increased opportunity, skills development, and other important factors. Also, he has a conversation with host Aaron Washington to find out which fanbases/franchises are the most stressed going into 2021-2022.
Daniel is a massive fan of not only basketball, but the entertainment industry. You can follow him on Twitter @D_Lubofsky and get started on his unique blog posts at http://daniellubofsky.medium.com.
BCB Podcast #155: Recent Celtic Extensions, Remaining Free Agents
Several extensions have been signed across the league in the past few weeks and many of those have been Boston Celtics. Host Aaron Washington brings in Celtics follower Devin Blalock to assess these new deals and give some opinions on what they mean for each players future and how it fits into the team's timeline. Later, the two take a look at a few free agents still available on the open market to see where they might end up and what they still have to offer in the league at their current status.
BCB Podcast #154: 2021 Summer League Recap
Host Aaron Washington is back from a two week hiatus, primed and ready to speak on all things Summer League! Special guests Jordan and Jared Montour link up with him in this episode to turn the tables a bit and ask Aaron some common questions about the Summer League experience, such as, who makes an appearance, what activities are available to participate in, and much more. The three hoop heads also dive into some of the standout players and what facets of their games are the most appealing at this time.
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Keep an eye out for Jordan and Jareds upcoming podcast! Their IG account can be found @podcastofbrotherlylove
BCB Podcast #153: Checking in on 2021 Free Agency (Ft. Jake Fischer, Bleacher Report)
As free agency marches on, host Aaron Washington is joined by Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report to discuss some of the surprises, high value signings, and questionable decisions teams have made on players through the first four days of the process!
Jake is an excellent writer and reporter who has a new book on sale today called ‘Built To Lose: How the NBA’s Tanking Era Changed the League Forever’. Go follow Jake on Twitter @JakeLFischer and cop the book on Amazon!
BCB Podcast #152: Team USA Olympic Run
BCB Podcast #151: Giannis' Journey as Told By Author Mirin Fader
Sports writer and Author Mirin Fader joins the podcast this week to discuss her new book called Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP! She has an insightful conversation with Aaron Washington about her inspiration to write a book, unexpected challenges, what the journey has taught her, and more! Also, the two briefly discuss the Bucks timely run to the Finals which has placed even more eyes on the highly anticipated release of the book.
Give Mirin a follow on Twitter to keep up with her incredible stories: @MirinFader
The book will be available to purchase August 10th on Amazon! Link to Pre-Order/Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Giannis-Improbable-Rise-NBA-MVP/dp/0306924129
BCB Podcast #150: Two Teams Looking for History - 2021 Finals Deep Dive
On this edition of the podcast, Rohan Hatti from the Gyro Step Podcast is on hand with Aaron Washington to review how the Bucks and Suns fought their way into the postseason, the principles each team stand on during each game, how Phoenix gained the upper hand in game 1, and what could be on the horizon as the series progresses into game 2 and beyond.
Rohan joins previous guest Ti Windisch on the Gyro Step Podcast to cover Bucks content on the regular. Check them out on Twitter @RKattiJr and @TiWindisch.
BCB Podcast #149: Unlikely Playoff Heroes, Lillard Unhappy in Portland?
This week, host Aaron Washington is solo to discuss a few players who have exceed expectations to improve their basketball reputations across the league. He also reviews the Lillard situation in Portland in an effort to identify a few reasons as to why he is beginning to have doubts about the direction of the franchise.
BCB Podcast #148: The Bens Simmons Conundrum, Draft Lottery Results (Ft. Alec Car, Unwrapped Sports)
On this edition of the podcast, Unwrapped Sports Contributor and Sixers fan Alec Car drops by to get a grasp on where the Sixers stand following their disappointing playoff exit and consider some potential trades that could address their needs at the lead guard position. Later, the two review some of the biggest developments from the draft lottery, including teams that moved up/down or lost their picks!
Alec Car does an incredible job hosting Fights Unwrapped for our podcast network. You can get connected with him on Twitter @AlecTDcarr.
BCB Podcast #147: Top Heavy vs Balanced in the Playoffs, Kawhi and CP3 Out (Ft. Mccade Pearson)
Mccade is a knowledgeable capologist that is here to help answer all of your financial questions on the league. You can hit him up on Twitter @MccadeP8.
BCB Podcast #146: Broadcasting Q & A, Surging Hawks, Next Gen Stars (Ft. Bob Rathbun, Bally Sports South)
Be sure to check out Bally Sports: Hawks as he calls games for Atlanta and look him up on Twitter @BobRathbunTV.
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BCB Podcast #145: Fan Conduct, Playoff Stock Market
We have seen an unfortunate uptick in fan outbursts during these playoffs that threatens to compromise player safety if not addressed. Host Aaron Washington hits the mic solo this week to tackle some possible causes of these developments, as well as what can be done to cut down on the incidents. Later, he takes a closer look at eight players using key stats who have helped or hurt their stock during the 2021 playoffs.
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BCB Podcast #144: Randle MIP, 1st Rd Impressions (Ft. Corban Ford, Premium Hoops)
Corban is a unapologetic Westbrook fan, even through the ups and downs. You can follow him on Twitter @corbannba.
BCB Podcast #143: Quick Call on All-NBA Teams, Coaches on Hot Seat (Ft. Spencer Davies, Basketballnews.com)
This week, host Aaron Washington has the pleasure of welcoming in Spencer Davies from Basketballnews.com to make some tough calls on All-NBA teams and make some sense of a few coaches who have been reported to be in danger of losing their jobs.
Spencer is an excellent writer and podcaster who proudly represents the state of Ohio. You can get to know him over on Twitter @SpinDavies.
BCB Podcast #142: New Opportunities for Dozier/Marshall, Lack of Excitement this Szn (Ft. John Creveling, Unwrapped Sports)
John is a diehard Spurs fan that can be found on Twitter @creveling_john.
BCB Podcast #141: Curry/Westbrook/Zion March Toward Play-In (Ft. Dan Favale, Bleacher Report)
BCB Podcast #140: Quick Technicals, Murray Injury Prompts Questions (Ft. Amber Vickers, Unwrapped)
Amber Vickers is embracing the OKC tank and stays heavily involved in the podcast game acorss a variety of platforms. Catch her takes and work on Twitter @SimplyMe_AV.
BCB Podcast #139: Bucks Lock In Holiday, Jazz Ready to Break Through? Ft. Andrew Goodman, BrewHoop
Andrew is in his third year of covering the Bucks and has been a part of the best stretch of basketball there in decades. You can find his analysis on the team over on Twitter @AndrewG_NBA.
BCB Podcast #138: Is BKN Really Unfair, Growth Has Begun in OKC (Ft. Featuring Clo Rodgers, Nothing but Facts Podcast)
On this edition of the BCB pod, Clo Rodgers, one host of the Nothing but Facts Podcast is in the house to address the issue(?) of Brooklyn's stock of star talent. Are we overreacting to their ability to get big names off of the buyout market? Also, OKC is making waves in the league due to their ability to mine diamonds in the rough. Are they already ahead of schedule in their rebuild? Tune in with Clo and host Aaron Washington for some expert analysis!
Clo is a NBA 2K fanatic who firmly believes the game brings people together. He can be found on Twitter @NBF_Clo.
BCB Podcast #137: How LeBron/LaMelo Injuries Change the NBA Landscape, 2021 Trade Deadline Grades (Ft. Ben Hoyt + Ethan Carbone, Unwrapped Sports)
In the immediate aftermath of the trade deadline, we have the genuine pleasure to welcoming on two of Unwrapped Sport's finest: Ben Hoyt and Ethan Carbone to give instant reactions of the most impactful deadline trades for 2021. But before that, the duo joined by host Aaron Washington comb over all the ways in which the Lakers, Hornets, and the NBA as a whole will look a bit different following the long-term injuries to LaMelo Ball and LeBron James.
Ben and Ethan love to cover the NBA, in addition to other sports that they dive into on their own podcasts. You can find out what they're up to on Twitter @BenHoyt6 and @ethan_carbone.
BCB Podcast #136: 2021 Trade Deadline Primer (Ft. Derek Murray, basketballnews.com)
Derek is a quality writer for the impressive basketballnews.com outlet. You can find him on Twitter @dmurraynba.
BCB Podcast #135: Hottest Storylines Going Into the 2nd Half
Host Aaron Washington goes solo this week to dive into the hottest storylines that he's watching going into the 2nd half of the NBA schedule! Just how dominant are the Nets, what stands between the New York Knicks and their long awaited playoff berth, and much more on the way in this episode!
The special guests will return in full force starting next week!
BCB Podcast #134: Seismic Shift of the Rockets Season, Quick Thoughts on ASW (Ft. CJ James, Guard Up Podcast)
Heading into the All-Star Break for 2020-2021, CJ James of the Unwrapped Sports Network and the Guard Up Podcast joins Aaron Washington on the mic to revisit the moves that have resulted in the Rockets plumitting to 14th in the West as of March 5th. Later, the two give their thoughts on the upcoming events for All-Star Weekend and who they're putting their money on to win them!
CJ is a dedicated Knicks fan who is finally seeing his patience pay off. You can follow him over on Twitter @cj_james.
BCB Podcast #133: All-Star Snubs, Predicting the Nets (Ft. Chris Milholen, NetsDaily)
The midpoint of the 2020-2021 NBA season is around the corner and that means the All-Star Game is fast approaching. For a few deserving players. it won't their year to appear in the big game, but host Aaron Washington is joined by Chris Milholen of NetsDaily with SBNation to give three snubs their due. Later, the two use every angle to figure out what has made Brooklyn so successful to this point and how they stack up against other Eastern Conference foes.
Chris spends a great deal of time around the explosive Brooklyn Nets squad, so be sure to follow him on Twitter @CMilholenSB to stay up to date with the craziest surrounding the team.
BCB Podcast #132: How SAS/MEM Balance Competitiveness & Development (Ft. Joe Mullinax, SBNation)
The playoff race remains fierce in the Western Conference, but a couple of teams are punching above their weight by nailing the art of player development and optimization. Enter the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies, who both rely on several players under 25 to do heavy lifting each night. Joe Mullinax from the Grizzlies sector of SBNATION is in the studio along with host Aaron Washington to cover Memphis' situation and their division rival San Antonio this week!
Joe resides in the DC area, but the Grizzlies won him over during his time in their city. You can get familiar with him and his work for SBNATION on Twitter @JoeMullinax.
BCB Podcast #131: Rose Returns to New York, Players at Career Crossroads (Ft. Shane Young, Forbes)
You can find Shane on Twitter @YoungNBA as he continues to produce quality work for Forbes and hopefully other outlets very soon.
BCB Podcast #130: Diagnosing the Problems Plaguing Miami and Dallas (Ft. Richard Shayman, Mavs Draft)
The Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks have gotten off to uncharacteristically slow starts. Host Aaron Washington is joined by Mavericks Podcaster and Analyst Richard Shayman to break down where these teams struggles have stemmed from. They also dig deep into the numbers to find out all the ways in which the teams are falling short together. Lastly, they look at future outlooks for each squad to see how the rest of the season might unfold.
Richard is a co-host of the Mavs Draft Podcast and a fellow Sneakerhead. You can check him out on Twitter @MavsDraft.
BCB Podcast #129: Shaq Criticisms Sign of Bigger Problem?, Early All-Star Candidates (Ft. Caleb Conant, Unwrapped Sports)
This week, we have Unwrapped Contributor Caleb Conant joining host Aaron Washington on the mic to cover both sides of Shaq's recent criticism of Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and other NBA big men. Could it be a sign of a bigger problem with media coverage? The two also take a look at some NBA All-Star hopefuls on the first day of open ballots. Who might be getting in for the first time? What have they done to this point to warrant consideration? All that and more in this episode!
Caleb has his own podcast called Jewels and Gems. You can find that and all his NBA content on Twitter @Calebconant2.
BCB Podcast #128: Checking in on 2020 Signings, Rookie Watch (Ft. Eric Pincus, Bleacher Report/NBA TV)
This week, Lead Lakers writer for BR and Capologist for Bball Insiders/NBATV Eric Pincus joins the podcast to provide a progress reports on some of the high profile signing from the offseason! We dive in to see how they have aged, reflect on initial impressions of the deal, and how they have impacted each team's cap sheet. Later, we take a look at some of the 2020 rookies to see how their 1st campaigns are progressing,
Eric is one of the great minds in the business. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @EricPincus and check out his work on bballinsiders.com.
BCB Podcast #127: COVID Protocols, GM School Experience (Featuring Calida Taylor, NBA TV's GM School)
The league has been turned upside down recently with all the games being postponed and players being lost to healthy & safety rules. To examine how these protocols have impacted the schedule, we brought in Attorney Calida Taylor, who recently won the NBA TV program, GM School! She speaks with host Aaron Washington on important issues such as the logistical considerations, the terms of TV deals, opportunities given to younger players in the midst of key absences, and more! In the second half, Calida shares her experiences while participating in the NBA TV three part series GM School!
Calida is an extremely accomplished individual who loves talking team building strategies. You can follow her on Twitter @CalidaTaylor.
BCB Podcast #126: Odd Early Season Developments, Intro to No Trade Clause (Ft. Aram and Ali, No Trade Clause)
Why have we seen so many big leads this season? What is behind slow starts for Marvin Bagley and Jimmy Butler? What exactly is notradeclause.com? All of these questions and more are answered in this weeks podcast! Aram Palamoudian and Ali Shafique from No Trade Clause join host Aaron Washington to evaluate some surprising trends from the first two weeks of NBA action and call your attention to a new resource that could change the way you gather information on basketball business.
No Trade Clause is now live to handle all of your salary cap and CBA related needs! We feature salary cap sheets for all 30 teams, a free agent tracker, draft pick tracker, and more! You can find us online at notradeclause.com or on Twitter @NoTrade_Clause.
You can follow Aram and Ali over on Twitter @arampalamoudian and ashafiqueNTC.
BCB Podcast #125: Non-Max Rookie Extensions Part 2, Western Conference Seeding Predictions (Ft. Aram Palamoudian, NoTradeClause.com)
On this 2020 finale episode, Aram Palamoudian from the brand new No Trade Clause website joins the action! He’s on with host Aaron Washington to cover three more players coming off of their rookie deals who just signed a new deal. In the second half, they both give their seeding predictions for all 15 Western Conference teams.
Check out Aram and his salary cap coverage on Twitter @arampalamoudian! Also, be sure to visit the new website notradeclause.com for plenty of resources that will help you keep up with what NBA teams are doing behind the scenes!
BCB Podcast #124: Non-Max Rookie Extensions, Tip-Off 2020 (Ft. Perry Aston, Unwrapped Sports)
The NBA is back!! Perry Aston joins the action this week to speak on the Rookie Extensions of Jonathan Issac, Markelle Fultz, and Luke Kennard, as well as some seeding predictions for the Eastern Conference going into the new season.
Perry is one of the founders of the Unwrapped Sports Network and speaks weekly on a variety of topics across the sports world. You can get connected with him on Twitter @perryaston.
BCB Podcast #123: Life in the Bubble, “New Normal” of Broadcasting, Giannis Extension (Ft. Jared Greenberg, NBA TV/ NBA on TNT)
We have the opportunity to speak to NBA TV and NBA on TNT sideline reporter Jared Greenberg this week about the broadcasting business! He was one of the few individuals who were present within the NBA Bubble this Summer and is facing a slightly different environment within the broadcasting industry. In this episode, we got to ask him about both of those situations, as well as what Giannis' extension means for the Bucks and other small markets.
You can keep up with Jared's excellent coverage of the NBA on NBA TV, NBA on TNT, and on Twitter @JaredSGreenberg.
BCB Podcast #122: Hostile Harden, Heat on a Mission, Rest Protocol, City Jerseys (Ft. Andrew Williams, Unwrapped Sports)
The NBA universe is in an uproar over the James Harden trade rumors. Fans are torn over whether or not the Miami Heat should make the move for the troubled Superstar, so it's only right that we break down every angle on this episode for the pod! Unwrapped Sports Director Andrew Williams joins host Aaron Washington to evaluate Harden's situation, how the Heat come into play, league crackdown on load management, and ranking the best/worst/city edition jerseys.
Andrew is one of the leaders of the Unwrapped Sports Group and a die-hard Kentucky fan. You can find him on Twitter @Andrew_W8.
BCB Podcast #121: Christmas Day Lineup, Russ/Wall Swap (Ft. Beau Estes, NBA TV)
NBA teams are back in the gym to commence media sessions and training camps. Signs are emerging that the season is just around the corner and that means NBA Christmas is upon us once again! Host Aaron Washington is joined by Beau Estes of NBA.com/NBA TV to preview the five Christmas Day matchups from every angle. How each team might change their approach from last season, unique storylines from each side that could influence the end results, and more.
Beau is an anchor on NBA TV and the famous host of the NBA.com "TapTen." You can follow his dialogue on Twitter @nbabeau.
BCB Podcast #120: The Good, Bad, and Ugly from 2020 Free Agency (Ft. Sekou Smith, NBA TV)
With the majority of the free agent targets off the board, it's time to review some of the best and worst moves from this years' abbreviated free agency period! With training camps less than a week away, Sekou Smith from NBA TV, NBA.com, and the Hang Time Podcast accompanies host Aaron Washington to discuss specific decisions made by Portland, Phoenix, New York, Sacramento, and others.
Be sure to check out Sekou's incredible work on NBA TV, and other media outlets. You can give him a follow on Twitter @SekouSmithNBA.
BCB Podcast #119: The Most Unique Draft in History (Ft. Sam Aldrich, Business Casual Basketball)
In the wake of the first NBA Draft to be conducted without draftees in attendance, we hit the airwaves to discuss the most talented and underrated picks made in the 1st round. New Business Causal Basketball contributor Sam Aldrich is on hand to make his picks for each section of the opening round along with host Aaron Washington. We also discuss two picks that don't quite make much sense relative to where they were selected.
Sam is already active on the website, as he has a Draft Preview article that dropped last week! Check it out here: https://www.bcbasketball.info/single-post/2020-nba-draft-preview
Also, stay up to date with what he's dropping on Twitter @realsamaldrich.
BCB Podcast #118: Intro to Statement Games, Rockets Implosion (Ft. Marc Saulino, Statement Games)
With chaos on the horizon for the NBA and connected audiences, we are back in the studio to make you aware of a new fantasy game that's making waves as of late! Host Aaron Washington is joined by Mark Saulino (CEO of Statement Games) to discuss the origin of this new game and how they set themselves apart from other fantasy sports offerings. Later, the two dive into the heart of the Rockets chemistry issues and Westbrook's desire to leave the team.
Check out Marc and his awesome product over on Twitter @MarcSaulino / @StatementGames.
BCB Podcast #117: Trade Rumor Season (Lawrence Brooks, Hoop Ball Mavs)
With the beginning of the 20-21 season mere weeks away, podcaster and fellow SBC alumni Lawrence Brooks joins host Aaron Washington to address the validity of the most popular trade rumors to hit the net. They dive into possible deals that could benefit both sides, how that impacts short/long term goals for each franchise, and also financial hits for teams bottom line.
Lawrence has a fantastic Mavs podcast and has knack for NBA writing. Be sure to give him a shout on Twitter @LBSaidit / @HoopBallMavs.
BCB Podcast #116: December vs January Start for Next Season
Following a news heavy day in the NBA, we get back into the studio to discuss what current negotiations between the league and players association could mean for the money and logistics of the NBA for next season. Nick Andre from the Above the Rim Podcast is on hand to cover these topics, along with a quick evaluation of the Daryl Morey signing for Philly towards the end.
Go give Nick a look over on Twitter @_nickdormus.
BCB Podcast Episode #115: Teams Under Most Pressure to Make Moves During 2020 Offseason
We are back this week to assess the stress level for four key franchises during a pivotal and unprecedented offseason. Join Corban Ford, host of the NBA Today Podcast and host Aaron Washington to determine possible trades, signings, and other transactions these teams can make as they navigate various stages of transition.
Corban is a fellow Sports Business Classroom alumni and an unashamed Russell Westbrook apologist. Links to his NBA takes and media work can be found on Twitter @corbannba.
BCB Podcast #114: Impending Financial Decisions for Lakers, Heat, and League
BCB Podcast #113: Davis' Legendary Run, Riley Robbed for Exec of the Year?
An epic collaboration has hit the airwaves this week as not one, not two, but THREE special guests join Aaron Washington on the mic to put AD's playoff run into perspective, make a case for Pat Riley as the Executive of the year, and give some final thoughts on the NBA Bubble experience.
Go give these special guests a look on Twitter for some wonderful video and audio content!
Amber Vickers: @SimplyMe_AV
Owen Watterson: @theqccollective
Jason Smith: @thejsonsmith
BCB Podcast #112: Best and Worst of NBA Finals Game 1
BCB Podcast #111: Celtics on the Brink, Donovan Era Begins in Chicago
As the Eastern Conference Finals rage on, writer and podcaster JJ Rivera joins the club to review how Miami ended up with a 3-1 series lead and how Boston can begin to claw their way out of the abyss. The Pair also gives praise on the Billy Donovan signing for Chicago, while speculating on how he can begin to leave a positive mark on the franchise.
JJ is a contributor for Fansided's Lakers site and covers the Miami Heat on his podcast. The upcoming NBA Finals could be particularly interesting for him. He stays active on Twitter @JJRiveraNBA/@305culturepod.
BCB Podcast #110: Clippers Curse Continues, WCF Preview
NBA Unwrapped social media contributor Jordan Childs joins the conversation this week to help explain what went wrong in the Clippers camp to cause their epic 3-1 meltdown, as well as the big stories to monitor going into a hyped Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Nuggets.
Jordan will defend LeBron and the Lakers through thick and thin. Please be sure to give him a follow on Twitter @_JordanChilds.
BCB Podcast #109: Giannis’ Future, Are Lakers/Clippers Still the Favorites?
BCB Podcast #108: 1st Round Outs Next Moves
We get back to action this week as the 1st round winds down to examine next steps and major decision that await the eight teams that have been eliminated. Daniel Lubofsky is on with Aaron Washington to look at where they came up short this year, and how they can continue to build towards a championship.
Daniel stays busy with quality writing that he makes available at several outlets. You can follow him on Twitter @D_Lubofsky.
BCB Podcast #107: NBA All-Bubble Teams
Ti Windisch stops by the pod this time around to take a look at the All Bubble 1st and 2nd teams that the NBA announced last week. Those ten players have unique stories on how they got to this point in the season and what their teams have done to put them in positions to succeed. He gives some valuable insight along with Aaron Washington as some players prepare for a playoff push. To top things off, the pair get into Damian Lillard's sensational bubble campaign that culminated in a MVP award.
Ti has phenomenal coverage on the Bucks over at the Gyo Step Podcast. Get started on some episodes over on Twitter @TiWindisch.
BCB Podcast 106: Free Agent Centers, The Bubble Viewing Experience So Far
Jared Dubin from Five Thirty Eight is this weeks' special guest! Join him along with Aaron Washington as they break down several upcoming free agent centers to cap off the five episode series. Next, they give some brutally honest thoughts on the bubble experience from a fan perspective. What new additions have worked out so far? What is just plain maddening? Tune in to find out!
Jared is a Writer and lawyer that hopes to see another competitive New York Knicks team in his lifetime. You can follow him on Twitter @jadubin.
BCB Episode #105: Free Agent PFs, Who needs a 2020 Ring the Most?
Jordan Childs from NBA Unwrapped was gracious enough to join BCB for this week's installment, which involves a six player draft of the best Power Forward prospects in this years free agency pool. Additionally, he takes some time to talk with Aaron Washington about a few players whose legacies could see a huge jump with the addition of a ring in the Orlando bubble this October.
Jordan Childs remains a steadfast New York Knicks fan throughout the years of struggle, but he continues to hold out hope for change. You can follow him on Twitter @JordanChilds.
BCB Podcast #104: Free Agent SFs, Pandemic's Effects on Scouting
We are very glad to have former NBA Front Office employee Jeremy Berman on the mic with Aaron Washington this week as they do an overview of the best upcoming Small Forward Free Agents. This includes the skills each of them bring to the table, their fair market values, and what teams might offer them a deal. Later, Jeremy talks about his career path, how the day-to-day routine of scouts has changed in the wake of the pandemic, and how this could have an affect on how teams draft and approach free agency.
If you would like to check out the second portion of the conversation on Youtube, you can find it using the link below:
Jeremy is currently the Director of Research and Analysis at Babcock Hoops and Pro Insight. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremyberman.
BCB Podcast #103: Free Agent SGs, Strength of Schedules
It's our genuine pleasure to welcome on Ian Levy this week, who is the Creative Editorial Director for Fansided, The Step Back, and Nylon Calculus. He is in the house for this episode to offer deep insights with Aaron Washington concerning the best Shooting Guards in the 2020 FA class, and the most interesting schedules for some of the Orlando bound squads.
Side Note: The audio for this episode is a little choppy to start, due to some signal interference. Apologies. It clears up around the 4:40 mark.
Ian has an awesome analytical mind, and puts it on display frequently in his impressive pieces over at Fansided. Check him out on Twitter @HickoryHigh.
BCB Podcast #102: Free Agent PGs, Grading Orlando Replacements
Heading into the first phase of the Orlando restart, Kory Waldron from Off the Glass Basketball joins Aaron Washington to get a sense of what some upcoming Point Guards are worth on the market and who could be interested in signing them. Later, they dive into what makes some of the replacement players heading to the restart good signings, or otherwise.
Kory is a big time Pacers fan, who is looking forward to seeing the rivalry between them and the Heat rekindled in the regular season finish. You can follow him on Twitter @KWallHoops.
BCB Podcast #101: Restart in Orlando Pt.2
The past couple weeks have brought new details and perspectives concerning the fast approaching return of the NBA. Brandon Blanco from the Nothing but Facts podcast has joined the party to help host Aaron Washington discover some pros/cons of the restart, determine who could be picked up during the transaction window, and get excited about the return of hoops.
Brandon is the host of an awesome multi-sport podcast and has a soft spot for a certain popular NBA 2K game mode. You can follow him on Twitter @NBF_Clo.
BCB Podcast #100: NBA Restart in Orlando
BCB is celebrating a huge milestone this week as we finally hit episode #100! To help celebrate this significant development and the return of the NBA, Aaron Washington welcomes on fellow Unwrapped Sports member, Amber Vickers! The two get down to business on the details of the league's plan to return in Orlando. These include big upcoming dates, remaining regular season schedules for the playoff hopefuls, how teams left out might be able to stay active, and more!
Amber is a multifaceted sports fan that is deeply invested in Oklahoma based teams. You can follow her on Twitter @SimplyMe_AV.
BCB Podcast #99: The Last Dance Reactions
In the aftermath of the ESPN feature documentary, The Last Dance, Marc Belleville of the Hoop Dreams podcast joins Aaron Washington for to breakdown some of the most informative and controversial aspects of the series.
Marc is a massive MJ fan who has no problem talking about the GOAT for hours on end. You can follow him on Twitter @HoopDreams_MB.
BCB Podcast #98: Playoff Hypotheticals
This week, Shane Young from Forbes Sports is back to cover some first round matchups if the season is indeed allowed to continue!
Shane is an excellent NBA analyst/columnist with extensive knowledge of the league. Check him out on Twitter @YoungNBA.
BCB Podcast #97: G League vs NCAA, Restarting the Season
We're back with a special guest this week as Mark Haynes from the Minute till 6 podcast is in the house to speak to Aaron Washington about the pros/cons of elite High School players choosing the G League over College, as well as the idea of restarting the NBA season in Disney World.
Mark Haynes is a California resident and a pleasure to talk ball with. Go give him a follow on Twitter and Instagram @mhdachamp.
BCB Podcast #96: Update, 2020 Hall of Fame Class
BCB is back this week as Aaron Washington discusses what has kept him away from podcasting for so long, and what makes this upcoming Hoops Hall class one of the best we've ever seen.
BCB Podcast #95: Reflecting on 2019-2020
BCB Podcast #94: Brooklyn's Culture Change, Look Ahead to '20 Free Agency
We're back this week with a very special guest! Podcaster, Writer, and former NBA Video Coordinator Mo Dakil joins the episode to evaluate Brooklyn's decision to boot Atkinson, what the move says about their future direction, and previewing a few upcoming free agents to see what they will command on the open market.
Mo is a fantastic NBA mind that is open to talking ball with almost anyone. You can follow him on Twitter @MoDakhil_NBA.
BCB Podcast #93: Status of the Buyout Market, Race for the 8th Seed
This week, Marc Belleville from Unwrapped Sports joins us to give some insight on how the buyout market works, and players that have been signed and will be signed could make a difference for teams that take a chance on them. Also, the race for the 8th seed is heating up, with five teams battling for one spot. Who will emerge victorious? Who has the edge in this fight? Tune in now to find out!
Marc does fantastic work for the NBA Unwrapped podcast and has one of his own starting soon. You can follow him on Twitter @HoopDreamsPod.
BCB Podcast #92: New ASG Format, Biggest Snubs
All-Star Weekend has arrived, so it's time to dive into the changes that the NBA has implemented to improve the overall experience. Director of the NBA section of the Unwrapped Sports Network, Jordan Childs is in the house to give his thoughts on these new formats, and to shoutout a few players who were snubbed from the All-Star game and Rising Stars competition.
Jordan is a lifelong Knicks fan who continues to pray for salvation for his troubled franchise. You can check him out on Twitter @_JordanChilds. He runs the NBA Unwrapped page here: @NBAUnwrapped.
BCB Podcast #91: Aftermath of NBA Trade Deadline Day
The trade deadline has come and gone, so it's time to discuss the action! Writer and Podcaster James Holas stops by the show with Aaron Washington to evaluate the biggest deals and see where that puts the involved teams for the rest of this season and beyond.
James is not afraid to express himself on social media. You can follow him over on Twitter @SnottieDrippen.
BCB Podcast #90: Adding 1 on 1 to All-Star Weekend, Best Candidates
The All-Star Weekend conversation intensifies this week as Anthony Sigismond from the 4th Man Podcast joins the party to discuss the possibility of adding a 1 on 1 competition to the Saturday Night slate. Also, he and host Aaron Washington brainstorm some excellent isolation players who the fans would love to see enter the competition.
Anthony is a fellow Atlantian, is the host of the Big 3 Podcast, and Co-Director of the NBA division of Unwrapped sports. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter @a_sigi and @4thManPod.
BCB Podcast #89: Best Duos Under 25, Re-Evaluating the 2017 Draft
BCB Podcast #88: All-Star Voting, Underrated Players
Basketball contributor and statistician Greg Steele is on the podcast this week to talk All-Star voting after the second returns, and a few players who have become underrated in the NBA world through factors they can, and can't control.
You can follow Greg over on Twitter @GreekGodofStats to check out his comprehensive portfolio of writing and research.
BCB Podcast #87: Moments of the Decade
As the year and decade comes to a close, Shane Young from Forbes Sports is back to discuss exactly what made the 2010s so special in the basketball world. The categories include "best dunk", "best shot", "best game", and "best team to NOT win a championship."
Shane provides excellent NBA content over on twitter. You can him follow there at @YoungNBA.
BCB Podcast #86: Comeback Player of the Year, Hot Seat Coaches
On this episode, Michael from the Unwrapped Sports Network is on to discuss a hypothetical Comeback Player of the year award, as well as a few head coaches against the wall that could be looking at unemployment in the near future.
Go give Michael a follow on Twitter @mdlawson00 and keep an eye out for his Sports Castr broadcasts!
BCB Podcast #85: Panic at the Quarter Point, Best Young Building Blocks
This week, Aaron Washington is joined by fellow podcaster Brian Zilem to check in on a few teams on the verge of panic mode through one quarter of the season. Additionally, they evaluate a few young players making their case as the best franchise cornerstones in the league.
Brian is a tried and true Mavericks fan and the host of the Bluehardwood Podcast. You can follow him on Twitter @BrianZilem.
BCB Podcast #84: NBA Ratings Slump, 2nd Chance Vets
Chris Walder is a Twitter verified writer and podcaster based in Ontario, Canada. You can follow him @WalderSports.
BCB Podcast #83: Bam Rising, Heat vs Field, East Elite
Kenneth Wilson from All you Can Heat drops by to take an in depth look at the surprising Miami Heat, and one of their key contributors, Bam Adebayo.
BCB Podcast #82: Load Management Backlash, League Pass Movers
Join Aaron Washington and Kory Waldron this week as they discuss the Load Management controversy covering the league and who has surprised so far when it comes to the most enjoyable teams to check out on League Pass.
BCB Podcast #81: Payday: Recent Rookie Extensions
BCB Podcast #80: 2K Talk, Early Predictions for Season Awards
BCB Podcast #79: Training Camp Takeaways, Lowry's Extension, Raps Outlook
Join Aaron Washington and very special guest Blake Murphy on this informative episode as they catch up with the NBA World Champions during their training camp and preseason period. The two look over subtle improvements OG Anonuby and other key contributors have made to their game early on, what Kyle Lowry's Extension says about Toronto's direction, and what we can expect from the team in the coming months. Blake Murphy does excellent work for The Athletic Toronto and you should read his work ASAP. Give him a look on Twitter @BlakeMurphyODC.
BCB Podcast #78: Starting Spot Battles, Low Key Storylines for 19-20
BCB Podcast #77: Fultz Option, Tampering Fines, Future Of Team USA
Keith is a very knowledgable individual that covers the NBA from a variety of angles. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithSmithNBA.
BCB Podcast #76: Most Memorable Moments Of The 2019 Offseason
Jordan is a co-host of the SpotUpPodcast. You can follow him on Twitter @SpotUpJordan.
BCB Podcast #74: Northwest Division Preview 2019
Huu is a fellow member of the Unwrapped Sports Network. You can follow him and his high quality Utah Jazz content on Twitter @JazzHighNotes.
BCB Podcast #75: Pacific Division Preview 2019
Shane is a lifelong Lakers fan and analytics stud, but in favor of banning the field goal percentage stat. You can follow him on Twitter @YoungNBA.
BCB Podcast #73: Southwest Division Preview 2019
David is a multitalented media presence that can serve in as your source for all things New Orleans sports. You can follow him on Twitter @DMGrubb.
BCB Podcast #72: Central Division Preview
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BCB Podcast #71: Atlantic Division Preview 2019
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BCB Podcast #70: Southeast Division Preview 2019
BCB Podcast #69: Best Of 2019 NBA Summer League
Max Levy is an unapologetic Dallas Mavericks supporter and writes for the Dallas Prospect. You can follow him on Twitter @MaxScouts and the Dallas Prospect @DallasProspect.
BCB Podcast #68: Free Agency Opening Bell Rapid Fire
Ian brings a wealth of NBA front office experience to the table. You can follow him on Twitter @iMckiernan.
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BCB Podcast #67: Recapping The WILD NBA Draft and Free Agency Possibilities
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BCB Podcast #66: AD Blockbuster Pros/Cons, Raptors Beating The Odds
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BCB Podcast #65: Game 2, Durant's Legacy, Top 10 Players
Paul is an excellent contributor for The Step Back. You can follow his coverage on Twitter @PCentopani.
BCB Podcast #64: Conference Finals Recap, LeBrons Lasting Influence
You can follow Shane Young as he throughly covers the 2019 Finals @ YoungNBA.
BCB Podcast #63: Reactions From The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery
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BCB Podcast #62: Biggest Offseason Since…What’s Next For Upcoming Retirees
Dylan is a Georgia Tech student and a College Ambassador for the Hawks that can hook you up with clutch ticket deals. You can follow him on Instagram @Dylan_Bose.
BCB Podcast #61: Burning Questions From The Playoffs
BCB Podcast #60: Round Two Anticipation, Offseason Workout Candidates
BCB Podcast #59: 2019 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Recap
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BCB Podcast #58: Lakers Drama, Legends Retiring, KANGZ
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BCB Podcast #57: Kicks Of The Year Awards, Postseason Prep
Our postseason preparation/year in review segment starts at the 34:30 mark.
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BCB Podcast #56: Top Players 30+, Future Faces Of The League
The trio of Marc, Dylan, and Steve run the SMD Podcast. You can follow their page on and Instagram @smdsports and on Twitter @SMDSportsPodca1.
BCB Podcast #55: Playoff Sleepers, Fun Factor Seeding
The fun factor bracket segment begins at 21:48.
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BCB Podcast #54: Excessive Technicals, Daryl Morey Extension
Stephen is a diehard Trailblazers fan. You can check out his unbiased opinions on Twitter at @Don_Malaion.
BCB Podcast #53: Clearing The Air On NBA Defense, Next Steps For ATL
The Hawks portion of the pod begins at 44:45.
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BCB Podcast #52: Zion Hype, Playoff Implications
Later on, we talk a quick glance at some teams hovering on the playoff bubble to see how has the most to gain or lose from securing a trip to the postseason. This conversation begins at the 36:00 mark.
You can follow Mark on Twitter and Instagram @mcdachamp.
BCB Podcast #51: Battle For History, Forbes Evaluations
Paul Centopani is a reporter for Source Media Company and a Contributor for The Step Back sports website. His Twitter handle is @PCentopani if you'd like to check out his work.
We begin talking about the Forbes Evaluations at the 33:12 mark.
BCB Podcast #50: Trade Deadline Madness (Part 2)
Dylan is a contributor for Fansided and a site expert for the Dunking Wolves website. You can follow him on Twitter @ByDylanHughes.
BCB Podcast #49: Trade Deadline MADNESS
Zak Noble is one of the hosts of the 4 SZNS Show that features special guests from around the NBA on a weekly basis. You can find him on Twitter @Zaknoble.
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BCB Podcast #48: Upcoming Free Agents, Realities of the Writing Business
Section on the writing business begins at the 46:05 mark.
Shane Young is a freelance writer with quality work on clutchpoints, bballbreakdown, and Medium. You can follow him on Twitter @Youngnba.
BCB Podcast #47: The MVP Race at a Glance
You can follow Jonanthan on Twitter @JonathanTjarks and visit Ringer.com/NBA to check out some of his work.
BCB Podcast #46: Playoff Contenders/Pretenders, All-Star Game Voting
The All-Star voting portion begins at 51:40.
You can follow Jacob and all of his excellent statistical analysis on Twitter @JacobEGoldstein.
BCB Podcast #45: Best Shooters in the League, "Earned Edition" Jerseys
The Earned Edition jersey conversation begins at the 34 minute mark if you'd like to skip ahead.
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BCB Podcast #44: Christmas Day Preview, Anthony Davis Rumor Mill
BCB Podcast #43: Best/Worst Contracts, State Of Parity, Best Benches
Jackson is a writer for great basketball outlets such as the Athletic, The Step Back, and Liberty Ballers. You can follow him at @jackfrank_jjf on Twitter.
BCB Podcast #42: Quarter Point- MIP, Top Rookies, Fultz Drama
BCB Podcast #41: Early Season Surprises + Wolves/Sixers Financial Breakdown
BCB Podcast #40: NBA G League Contract Talk
Dakota serves as the lead writer for SB Nation's official G League blog, Ridiculous Upside (@RidicUpside).
BCB Podcast #39: Rookie Extensions, Week 1 Observations
BCB Podcast #38: Northwest Division Preview 2018
BCB Podcast #37: Central Division Preview 2018
BCB Podcast #36: Atlantic Division Preview 2018
BCB Podcast #35: Southeast Division Preview 2018
BCB Podcast #34: Southwest Division Preview 2018
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BCB Podcast #33: Pacific Division Preview 2018
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BCB Podcast #32: Miami HEAT Status Report
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BCB Podcast #31: NCAA Rule Changes
BCB Podcast #30: Free Agency 2017 Flashback, Western Conference Outlook
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