NBA UnwrappedFeb 23, 2020
Episode 5 - Who can beat The Bucks? Plus fielding listener's questions
Chuck and Marc give their predictions for the playoffs and who they think can take down the Bucks in The East and then answer questions from you guys, the fans! All this leads to some heated debates and some spicy takes!
Episode 4: NBA Trade Talk
Chuck and Marc review all the trades that went down this past week plus the controversial ending to Jazz-Blazers
Episode 3 - Remembering Kobe, Booker Snubbed, and disrespecting small markets
Chuck and Marc give their thoughts on the Kobe Bryant tragedy, did the coaches and players get the reserves right? and why the NBA needs to stop disrespecting small market teams.
Episode 2 - All Star Controversy and Zion's Debut
New Hosts Marc and Chuck discuss the NBA all star starters and Zion Williamson making his long awaited debut!
Clippers vs Lakers, Harden vs Wade, Simmons vs Embiid, and more!
Jordan and Chuck discuss the current state of both LA teams, where Harden ranks all time, who should the Sixers consider trading? Also, the teams to beat in the East and more!
Top 15 players w/ Special Guest Sam Sinclair
Episode 58- Wizards, Dwight Howard, Team USA, and more!
We're joined by special guest NBCS' Chase Hughes! Tune in for a Q&A with Chase, predictions for the upcoming Wizards season, Dwight Howard signing with the Lakers, the conclusion of the investigation on Luke Walton, Levert's extension, team USA & more!
Episode 57 - BIG 3 + NBA Talk With Oliver Maroney
In episode 57, we're joined by The BIG 3's Oliver Maroney! Tune in as we ask his questions about career, life working for Ice Cube, the logistics of the BIG 3 + More! We also break down a number of NBA topics like Carmelo Anthony's current situation, Vince Carter eventually coming to the BIG 3 after his NBA career, the Rich Paul rule, mental health in sports, NBA schedule, All-Decade teams & so much more!
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Episode 56- NBA Talk with Matt Babcock
Unwrap episode 56, where we welcome special guest and former NBA agent, Matt Babcock! Did the Rockets get better by trading Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook? Who is the best team in LA? Will anything come of the NBA investigating the early free agent signings? Listen to find out all that and more!
Episode 55- Free Agency Recap & Where Will Kawhi End Up?
Are the 76ers better or worse now than they were before free agency started? How good can the Nets be next year assuming Kevin Durant doesn't play at all? Did Jimmy Butler make the right decision by going to the Heat? Are the Celtics still a contender? Can the Bucks win the East again next year? Are the Warriors still the favorites in the West? Can the Jazz actually win the championship next year? Oh yeah, and where will Kawhi decide to play next year?! Unwrap episode 55 to find out!
Episode 54- AD Trade, Conley Trade, & Celtics Drama
What are the cap implications of the AD Trade being executed on July 6th vs. July 30th? Can the Lakers still create enough cap space to sign a player to a max deal if the trade is completed on July 6th? Why are second round picks so valuable for the Lakers in their pursuit of clearing max cap space? Are the Jazz really title contenders after the Mike Conley trade? Why does everyone want to leave the Celtics? And will Chris Paul be traded out of Houston this summer? Unwrap episode 54 to find out!
Episode 53 - Finals With Bryan Oringher
Bryan Oringher who spent years working with the Washing Wizards joins us on episode 53! Tune in as we discuss what the Nets plan is after their most recent trade and which top free agent best fits in Brooklyn. Kevin Durant's future is certainly muddier now that he suffered a torn achilles. We debate what's next for him and if any team will still offer him a max contract. Complete NBA Finals break down, predictions and more!
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Episode 52- NBA Finals, All-NBA, & Rockets
Is the Warriors stretch of dominance done? How can All-NBA team voting be improved? What should the Rockets be trying to do with their roster and head coach this offseason? Unwrap episode 52 and find out!
Episode 51- Playoffs, Lakers, and NBA News
What teams will meet in the NBA Finals? Are the Lakers recent personnel moves explainable? Whose series winner was better, Kawhi's or Lillard's? Unwrap episode 51 and find out!
Episode 50- Playoffs, David Griffin, and Luke Walton
What's going to happen the rest of the playoffs? Can David Griffin really keep Anthony Davis in New Orleans past this upcoming season? And did the Kings make the right decision to hire Luke Walton?
Episode 49- Nipsey, Wade, Dirk, and Magic
RIP to Nipsey Hussle. Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki both drop 30 in their last games ever at home. And what's next for the Lakers after Magic steps down as President of Basketball Operations? Unwrap episode 49 to find out!
Episode 48- BBB, the Lakers, + Zion
Is Lonzo done with Big Baller Brand? What are the Lakers doing playing LeBron when they are out of the playoffs? Is Zion Williamson already a top 50 player in the world? Unwrap episode 48 to find out!
Episode 47-The Warriors, the Celtics, and the Lakers
Was Russell Westbrook right to threaten two Utah Jazz fans? Are the Warriors vulnerable? Should the Celtics be concerned? And why have the Lakers had such a disappointing season? Unwrap Episode 47 to find out!
Episode 46- Zion, LeBron, and Jim Boeheim
What should Zion Williamson do after ripping through his shoe and injuring his knee against North Carolina? Has LeBron done enough as a leader for the Lakers? Unwrap episode 46 to find out our takes to those questions and more!
Episode 45 - All-Star Weekend + Predictions
Join us to discuss everything you need to know about All-Star weekend in Charlotte. We dive into the firing of now former Pelicans GM Dell Demps, make post All-Star break predictions and discuss which buy-out player will have the most impact on their new team. Giannis? Harden? Paul George? We talk about who we think is the MVP front runner. Lastly, we finish with a discussion on who had the better career between Wade and Dirk. All that and more on episode 45!
Episode 44 - Trade Deadline Special
In episode 44, we talk about last week's chaos in the NBA. Listen in as we completely break down what happened in the Anthony Davis saga. We give a letter grade for each and every trade that went down at the deadline and talk about what certain teams are doing to gear up for the future or go all in now. The East all of sudden doesn't look too bad anymore! We debate which team we think will eventually be playing the Warriors in the championship. Who are solid buy-out candidates that your favorite team should be taking a look at? John Wall's devastating injury, Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis + Dunk/3 point contest predictions.
Episode 43 - Porzingis, AD + All Star Weekend
We are joined by special guest Evan Jacoby, co-founder of Yamble Sports, who spent six years working for the league. We give our individual takes on the Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas trade and discuss the questionable future of New York basketball. Everything Lakers: Potential Anthony Davis trade, way too early free agency rumors and Luke Walton's future in LA. We take a look at the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte and the Rising Stars game. All of this and more on episode 43!
Episode 42- Oladipo, Melo + Trade News
How will the Pacers fare with Victor Oladipo gone for the rest of the season?
What player in today's NBA could match Kobe's 81 points?
How long will Lonzo Ball actually be injured?
Who has more trade value: Mike Conley or Marc Gasol?
Unwrap episode 42 to find out!
Episode 41 - Harden, Boogie, DSJ + Lakers
In episode 41, Max Arizin joins the show to cover multiple NBA topics. James Harden has been playing out of his mind, but is it enough to win his second consecutive MVP? Boogie Cousins makes his season debut with the #Warriors. We discuss the impact that he will have on the defending champions with playoffs approaching. The LeBronless #Lakers have been struggling, we predict where they will finish the season. Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for #Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a terrorist. We breakdown that fiasco, DSJ's future in Dallas, the direction of the #Bulls, jersey retirements + more!
Episode 40 - Fantasy Unicorns' Starks
Starks from Fantasy Unicorns joins us to talk NBA news and fantasy basketball. We discuss some coaching news including Coach Pop moving into 4th all time on the NBA wins list and Derek Fisher now coaching in the WNBA. We break down the Bucks + Cavaliers trade and how it helps both teams. Is Trevor Ariza Los Angeles bound? Can the Nuggets hold on and win the West with Millsap missing time? Are the Bulls coaching themselves now? Will Kevin Durant get a statue in front of Chase Center or any arena for that matter? All this and more on episode 40!
Episode 39 - NBA News With Mike Schneid
In episode 39, Mike Schneid from Mike Drop Sports joins us to discuss a number of topics. Are the Knicks going after John Wall? We answer the rumor and discuss the team's current/future plans. We take a look at the current standings, break down the Dwight Howard fiasco & if we think he still has a future in the NBA, Kawhi Leonard's deal with New Balance, Kyle Korver to the Jazz, Players of the Month and so much more!
Episode 38- KD, Wizards Drama + Predictions
What's going on with the Warriors? Will the Wizards trade Beal or Wall? Would LeBron still be on the Cavs if Kyrie was never traded? How bad was the Jimmy Butler trade for the Timberwolves? Would the 76ers really trade Markelle Fultz for Kyle Korver?
Unwrap the answers to all of those questions and more on episode 38!
Episode 37 - D Rose, Lakers, News + More
In this episode, we review the current East/West standings and discuss who has impressed and who has underwhelmed. We look back on Derrick Rose's emotional 50 point game and Jamal Murray's last second attempt at 50 that Kyrie did not take well. Does Tyson Chandler to the Lakers significantly help the team? Ty Lue's firing, Jaylen Brown's BOLD prediction, NBA rookie stats and tons of NBA news!
Episode 36 - Opening Week & Jimmy Butler
Join us as we break down the opening night NBA games, share predictions for the season and discuss news around the league. Dan Slaubaugh, founder of the On The Prowl blog, joins us to discuss the infamous Jimmy Butler practice and share an update on the situation as a whole.
Episode 35 - Jimmy Butler with SB Nation's Brady Klopfer
SB Nation's Brady Klopfer joins the show to answer all of our Warriors questions and discuss 2018 season predictions. Preseason basketball is finally here and we couldn't be more excited! Listen to our thoughts on LeBron James' new chapter and Melo's fit in Houston. We discuss the Jimmy Butler/Andrew Wiggins beef and where we believe Jimmy Buckets will play this season. Lastly, we break down the Mavericks' workplace misconduct fiasco and what they have to do to rebuild their culture.
Episode 34 - WTP Sports' Dante Turo
WTP Sports' Dante Turo joins us to discuss everything that you need to know about the Celtics and how the 2018 season is going to shake up. Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving's return, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum's future and Brad Stevens new-age dynasty. We discuss the Joakim Noah/Knicks break-up and his future with the Timerwolves. Luol Deng's buyout, Kobi Simmons to the Cavs, LeBron James new show and so much more!
Episode 33- Ginobili & Clippers Talk with Kenny Hawkes
Unwrap episode 33 with us as we speak with Kenny Hawkes about the Clippers draft and future, reminisce on Manu Ginobili's career, and end the podcast with a debate about NBA contracts and NFL contracts!
Episode 32 - Lebron's I Promise School, Melo & More
In episode 32, we highlight everything that LeBron James' I Promise School provides and discuss his career on and off the court. Carmelo Anthony is officially a member of the Houston Rockets (finally), we discuss if he starts or comes off the bench this year. We break down the NBA/NCAA rule change that allows elite high school and college players to hire an agent and also provides them an option to return to school, if not drafted. The 76ers injury curse strikes again, we discuss their misfortune throughout the years. Twitter polls, more news around the NBA and so much more!
Episode 31 - Melo, Capela, Kevin Love & NBA News
In this episode, we break down the Carmelo Anthony to Atlanta trade and what that means for both teams, the likeliness of buyout and how he will fit on the Rockets. We bring you up to speed on the Kevin Durant vs. CJ McCollum beef, the present and future of Puma basketball and discuss Ice Cube's Big 3. Also, we discuss the Lakers "Death Lineup" and if it has any chance against the Warriors.
Big Man Extensions: Houston resigns Clint Capela for 5 years, Cavs ink Kevin Love for 4 more years.
Episode 30 - Kawhi In Toronto & Summer League In Vegas
In episode 30, sponsored by FreeAgentsOnly.com, we break down the blockbuster Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan trade, look back on the 2018 NBA Summer League and predict the future for both Melo & Jimmy Butler.
We discuss new faces in new places, other off-season news, LeBron James becoming a Hollywood icon, Twitter Polls and so much more!
Episode 29 - NBA Free Agency, LeBron, PG13 & More
Episode 29 - NBA Free Agency, LeBron, PG13 & More
Episode 28- 2018 NBA Draft Recap
Unwrap episode 28 with us as we break down the 2018 NBA Draft and make our predictions for the upcoming NBA Awards show!
Episode 27- 2018 NBA Mock Draft
Unwrap our 2018 NBA Mock Draft Episode as we predict every pick of the first round and discuss draft night trade scenarios.
Episode 26- Kawhi Leonard & Other Off-Season Rumors
Unwrap Episode 26 with us as we break down the Kawhi Leonard trade rumors, where we think this year's notable free agents will sign, NBA Draft news, coaching hires, Jimmy Butler's frustration with Andrew Wiggins, the NBA's memo alerting teams that the draft's one-and-done rule may be eliminated as soon as 2021, and Twitter polls!
Episode 25 - NBA Finals & LeBron James
Unwrap episode 25 with us as we discuss the NBA Finals and dissect each possible landing spot for LeBron James.
Episode 24- 2018 NBA Finals Preview
Unwrap episode 24 with us as we discuss our thoughts on the All-NBA, All-Defensive, and All-Rookie teams; the finalists for all of the NBA Awards, our reaction to the Conference Finals, and who we think will win the NBA Finals.
Episode 23 - Playoffs & More With Kristian Megowan
Kristian Megowan joins the podcast as we unwrap everything that's going on around the NBA! We talk tons of playoffs and give our predictions on who makes it out of the Conference Finals and eventually wins it all. We review the updated coaching hires & fires around the league. Quick discussion on LeBron, Klay Thompason, Kawhi and Paul George's futures & much more!
Episode 22- NBA Playoff Preview with Fangirl Sports Network's Nicole Walker
Unwrap episode 22 with us as Fangirl Sports Network's Nicole Walker joins us to break down the NBA Playoffs and what we think will happen the rest of the first round.
Episode 21- NBA Hot Takes with Max Arizin
Unwrap episode 21 with us to hear our takes, along with guest and grandson of NBA Hall of Famer Paul Arizin, Max Arizin, on who should win MVP, if the G League is a better option for high school recruits than college, the future of the Spurs and Kawhi Leonard, and more!
Episode 20- Winning Streak for Top 4 Teams in the West and Derrick Rose's Return
Can the Raptors' momentum lead them to an NBA Finals birth?
Are the Trail Blazers or Pelicans an actual threat to the Rockets and Warriors?
Is the NBA right in issuing warnings to teams about tanking?
Unwrap episode 20 of NBA Unwrapped to find out!
Episode 19- Anthony Davis' MVP Campaign, Kawhi Leonard Maybe Leaving the Spurs, and More News
Unwrap episode 19 with us as we discuss a variety of topics, including:
-Anthony Davis' chance at winning the MVP this year
-Kawhi Leonard declining a shoe contract extension from Jordan Brand and why this could lead him to leave San Antonio
-The Mavericks turmoil on and off the court
-the FBI's college basketball probe
-Brandon Ingram vs. Ben Simmons
-Warriors vs. Rockets
Episode 18- All Star Weekend, NBA Playoff Reformatting, and More News From Around the NBA
Unwrap episode 18 with us as we discuss everything from All-Star Weekend, a possible changeup in playoff seeding, and more news!
Episode 17- Trade Deadline Special with ESPN Reporter and Producer, Michael Rizzo
Unwrap episode 17 with us as we ask ESPN reporter and producer, Michael Rizzo:
Where does LeBron James rank in terms of the all-time greats? (1:20)
What does LeBron have to do to solidify himself as the greatest of all-time? (4:29)
Were you surprised the Cavs didn’t trade the Brooklyn pick? (10:45)
How much longer does LeBron James have to be the best player in the NBA? (17:00)
Did Clarkson and Nance take numbers 8 and 24 on the Cavs to pay homage to Kobe? (21:00)
Why did LeBron James never participate in the dunk contest? (23:00)
Could LeBron still win the dunk contest? (25:00)
Which new player on the Cavs will contribute the most this season? (25:15)
Which team helped themselves more at the trade deadline in regard to signing LeBron James this off-season, the Cavs or the Lakers? (34:50)
Do the Philadelphia 76ers make sense for LeBron James this off-season? (40:00)
Did the Lakers make a mistake drafting Lonzo Ball? (47:30)
Did Kyrie Irving really threaten to have knee surgery if the Cavs didn’t trade him? (58:00)
Is Kyrie someone you want as the number one option on a championship team year after year? (1:03:00)
Which player hurt losing the most from the Cavs at the trade deadline? (1:05:00)
Why didn’t it work for Isaiah Thomas in Cleveland? (1:09:00)
On a scale of 1-10, what is Ty Lue’s job security and what grade does GM Koby Altman get in his first season? (1:13:00)
Is the Cavs roster as currently constructed enough to win a championship this year? (1:16:40)
Episode 16- The Blake Griffin Trade, Impactful Injuries, Trade Rumors, and More News in the NBA
In this week's episode, we unwrap the implications Blake Griffin being traded to the Pistons, the unfortunate string of injuries that have plagued the NBA recently, trade rumors (including a failed Nikola Mirotic trade), All-Star Game news and notes, NBA Summer League news, NBA jerseys news, and our Super Bowl Predictions for Sunday!
Episode 15- The Kidd Firing, the Cavs, the Spurs, and More from Around the NBA
What's going on with the Cavs?! Listen to us as we unwrap our take on that plus the Kidd firing, the Kawhi Leonard drama with the Spurs, and a lot more!