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December 12, 2019
Kevin Pelton of ESPN joins Nate to look back on a decade of drafting from 2009 to 2018 and pick our best and worst draft picks.  See where Kevin and Nate differ in terms of what consitutes a great and terrible draft pick. And will we start with the worst or best draft picks? Knowing Nate, you may already have the answer. Then Nate does a rare solo segment, including the latest on injuries, the Knicks’ disaster, Kevin Love on the trade market, and more. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
December 11, 2019
Ben Taylor joins to provide the historical expertise that only he can.  Ben and Nate snake draft the 16 best teams, a fascinating exercise in a league that changed so much over 10 years. Then we play out a fascinating first round with our matchups--which was so interesting we ran out of time and have to take it to a part 2. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
December 9, 2019
Nate and Danny go long on choosing an All-NBA team and MVP ballot for the decade.  Fascinating debates develop: What’s more important, longevity and peak? Scoring or scaleability? Which guard wins out among James Harden, Chris Paul, and Stephen Curry? What about how to handle shorter peak players like Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, and Kawhi Leonard, and Dirk Nowitzki?  Who the heck are the centers? Oh, and we’ll spare you a little drama: LeBron James is MVP of this decade. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
December 5, 2019
We take a look at the 15 teams in the Eastern Conference, starting with the Miami/Toronto OT thriller and Detroit blowing out Cleveland, and then going in reverse alphabetical order from Washington to Atlanta Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
December 3, 2019
First we catch up on the 2 games of the night, Utah at Philly and Phoenix at Charlotte, the latter a candidate for worst loss of the month.  Then a look back at the best and worst coaching work from the last decade of the NBA, followed by the best 6th man of the decade and the best 6th man season of the decade, best defender of the decade and best defensive season of the decade, plus the best rookie season of the decade. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
December 2, 2019
A look back at the best and worst front office work from the last decade of the NBA.  We look at how the best and worst teams of the decade were built and who was responsible. Then, a quick news catchup. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 27, 2019
Time for our first look at the NBA Awards!  Who are the picks for MVP, All-NBA, DPOY, COY, ROY, 6MOY and more?  Plus we pick the most surprising and disappointing teams and players, and get into a lively debate over Executive of the Year and NOT Executive of the year. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 25, 2019
15 in 60 (Western Conference 11.25.19) We catch up on the last 2 weeks for the 15 teams in the Western Conference teams in loose reverse alphabetical order, hitting on games between OKC/LAL and HOU/DAL. Timestamps: UTA (0:00), MIN (6:54), SAS (21:18), SAC (29:26), POR (33:25), PHX (38:41), OKC and LAL (45:32), NOP (1:00:18), MEM (1:11:56), LAC (1:18:45), HOU and DAL (1:24:00), GSW (1:37:27), DEN (1:41:41) Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 22, 2019
We rank the best games and series by individuals this decade.  Where do the classic LeBron, KD, Steph, Klay, Dirk, and Kawhi games and series stack up? Before that we hit on a brief news segment, including how Nikola Vucevic’s injury affects Orlando’s playoff chances. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 21, 2019
The game of the year so far between Boston and the LA Clippers, we get into what stood out from this matchup for these teams going forward. Then we had so many great mailbag questions we continued that, discussing whether the pace & space era has rendered the big obsolete, Carmelo’s debut, grades for Vogel, Monty, Saunders and Fizdale to date, Portland’s potential to upgrade at forward in a trade, Luka being in the MVP conversation, trade scenarios for CP3 and Gallo, and more. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 19, 2019
15 in 60 (Eastern Conference 11.19.20) We catch up on the last 2 weeks for the 15 teams in the Eastern Conference teams in loose alphabetical order, hitting on games between East teams BRK/IND, CHA/TOR, CLE/NYK, CHI/MIL  Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 18, 2019
News catchup, then a mailbag. Questions:  How many teams could the league expand to? Who is the worst player that could start on every team? What young role players have stood out? How to referee illegal screens? Which 3 teams with losing records are most likely to make the playoffs? Who are the most likely new All-Stars? When should a team fire a coach mid-season?  And more. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 14, 2019
Nate and Danny lay out their All-Area teams based on where NBA players grew up then pit them against each other in a bracket to produce an All-Area champion, debating each theoretical seven-game series. Before that, Danny catches up on news, including injuries to Eric Gordon, Caris LeVert and Lauri Markkanen.   Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 12, 2019
Nate and Danny go through the 2017 Draft and break down their current tiers mixing present production and future value. Plenty of discussion about the order and structure of the top players (Mitchell, Tatum, Fox, etc) but also the challenges of assessing projects like Markelle Fultz, which prospects project as starters vs. backups, the depth of the class and much more. Before that, Danny catches up on news, including injuries to De'Aaron Fox, Khris Middleton, Gordon Hayward and Ben Simmons plus the Knicks' drama.   Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 7, 2019
First full episode this year of the sports world’s most inaccurately named podcast as we take a look at the season to date for each team in the Western Conference. In alphabetical order except Memphis at the end. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 6, 2019
Game time as we take stock of a fun Tuesday around the league.  We break down Gordon Hayward’s best game as a Celtic and look at Darius Garland’s game among many other nuggets in a big break down.  Then a look at Trae Young’s masterful second half against the Spurs to lead Atlanta, a wild overtime win for Charlotte and some head-scratching coaching by Indiana, and finally a stirring Lakers comeback over the Bulls led by their second unit. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 5, 2019
After catching up on news from the weekend we take a look at which teams’ fanbases should panic after a tough start to the year and assign a 1-10 rating based on how likely they are to still fulfill preseason expectations. Finally, an assessment of some of the controversial rookie option decisions that were made. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
November 4, 2019
We’re only a week and a half in and a ton has changed, so it’s time to give some do-overs on preseason predictions. We look at our playoff locks and probables, plus which new teams have a shot at the postseason. We also look at whether our tiers of championship contenders have changed, and whether we think the candidates for the major individual awards contain any new names. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 31, 2019
Packed episode. First we discuss Steph Curry’s broken hand and why that’s probably a good thing for nearly everyone in the organization. Then a really fun mailbag on the early season. Why did nobody see Kendrick Nunn coming? How sustainable is the Suns’ start? Will the Pacers trade Sabonis? What grade would we give Vlade Divac? Can Pascal Siakam maintain his start? Plus quick hitters on New Orleans D, Jayson Tatum’s D, determining whether hot starts will continue, and more?Then we catch up on news around the league, and close with a discussion of the NCAA decision to allow players to profit off their name and likeness.Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
October 30, 2019
We go through some of the main themes that have emerged for the other 15 teams in the league, taking 4 minutes for each team. In order: SAS, POR, DAL, LAC, SAC, DEN, OKC, UTA, HOU, NOP, BOS, TOR, NYK, IND, WAS.Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
October 29, 2019
A fun clash of styles with Philly throttling Atlanta late, then we hit briefly on Golden State stanching the bleeding against a wounded New Orleans team (fewer combat metaphors in the actual pod). Then a look at the Knicks’ comeback win over the Bulls and our impressions so far of RJ Barrett, and finally how the Kings fell to 0-4 in a slugfest against the Nuggets.Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
October 28, 2019
With jump to conclusions week in the books, what predictions are Nate and John thinking about revising? We’ve got major concerns about the Kings and Warriors, plus the Suns are looking a ton better.Then we look at the 2020 free agency and discuss why the extension market played out as it did, plus what the teams with cap space will do now with so many targets off the market. Plus what will happen with key veteran free agents like DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, and Mike Conley?We hit a couple of mailbag questions on what front offices have access to stats wise that laypeople don’t, and whether the league is doing enough to help small markets. And John explains what goes into team reporting about injuries and disabuses Nate of a theory or two.Finally we talk about some of the games we’ve seen in person over the last week. With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player.
October 28, 2019
In a throwback, we do 4 minutes on 15 teams, with the remaining 15 for tomorrow. Here’s the order:PHXMIAMILMINATLORLCLEDETPHICHIGSWMEMBKNLALCHAPlease subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
October 24, 2019
We hit every, yes EVERY game to some extent on the real opening night, as at least one of us saw at least some of every game and we remark on what most interested us. In order: CHI/CHA, DET/IND, CLE/ORL, MIN/BRK, MEM/MIA, BOS/PHI, WAS/DAL, NYK/SAS, OKC/UTA, SAC/PHX, DEN/POR.Then we finish our season predictions, recorded before tonight’s action. DPOY, ROY, 6MOY, and some of our own unofficial awards like Sophomore of the Year, most surprising/disappointing teams/players, and Executive and Not Executive of the Year, Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
October 23, 2019
We take a look at the opening night games and what they might portend for the season to come, including how the LeBron and AD pairing looked, how Kawhi fit in with the Clippers’ established players, the ex-Lakers in New Orleans, and Pascal Siakam’s role as the new star in Toronto.Then we go through the first part of our NBA predictions, including win totals for all teams, playoff seeds, playoff predictions, MVP, Coach of the Year, and a few other random predictions.Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
October 21, 2019
Zion Williamson is out 6-8 weeks with a meniscus injury. How does that impact the outlook for him and the Pels this year? Then we look at all the extensions reached in the last few days, including Bradley Beal, Pascal Siakam, Dejounte Murray, Jaylen Brown, Domantas Sabonis, Buddy Hield, and Taurean Prince.We run through preseason roster moves and injuries, then look at the latest developments in the NBA/China saga including Adam Silver’s remarks that the Chinese government demanded the firing of Daryl Morey, LeBron James’ comments being used in Chinese propaganda, and the hit to the Rockets’ bottom line from losing sponsors.Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player. And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).
October 20, 2019
Controversial Rookies, Controversial Teams, Mailbag, and How Teams Make CutsIn the maiden episode, John Hollinger shows that he is going to give us the closest look behind the curtain of running an NBA franchise that we’ve ever seen. To start John and Nate discuss some of the rookies who will over- and underperform their draft slots and debate three West playoff contenders whose fortunes they disagree on this season. Then a mailbag from listeners, including the definitive answer on the value of midrange shots that will put an end to all discussion of this issue forever, how important ball movement is for an offense, what John thinks of his PER metric almost 20 years later, and whether Knicks fans have anything to look forward to this year. We finish up with discussing how cuts are made in camp. What kind of influence do coaches have, what happens if you have to convince the owner to eat guaranteed money, and whether it’s better to have a solid 15-man roster coming into camp.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player.
October 18, 2019
We take a look at the new-look Golden State Warriors with beat writer Anthony Slater of the Athletic. Can Draymond Green prop up a leaky defense? Who makes this team and who is going to play at the back end of the rotation? Will the D’Angelo Russell move work out? And how low is Nate actually going below the under of 48.5 wins, and why?Then Adam Mares of DNVR Nuggets and Locked on Nuggets examines whether the Denver Nuggets can take the next step this year. That starts with centerpiece Nikola Jokic. Then we talk through what to expect with new additions Michael Porter, Jr. and Jerami Grant, plus whether Gary Harris and Will Barton can bounce back. Finally we discuss whether last year’s defensive performance will improve or regress and give our predictions.Then, making his long-awaited debut, Your Friendly Bullsblogger Matt Bernhardt, @BullsBlogger. We hit on the Bulls’ chances of making the playoffs this year, how new additions Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky fit in, whether Coby White will figure this year, and if key youngs Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen can improve significantly this year. Plus no discussion with Matt would be complete without some Jim Boylen talk.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 17, 2019
NBA analytics pioneer and front office insider John Hollinger joins Nate in the trailer for their new weekly podcast, the Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show. We'll analyze all the macro events in the league, plus a new segment every week where Nate asks John specific questions about the processes of NBA front offices. And don't worry, now that he's back in media John doesn't hold back like many ex-front officers.Subscribe: Search Hollinger & Duncan on iTunes or your favorite podcast player.
October 16, 2019
Mason Ginsberg joins to discuss the Pelicans’ upcoming season. How has Zion looked in preseason, how do Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram fit into the mix, who will close games for this group, and how good can the defense be with talent but also inexperience? Plus we make predictions for the Pels season.Then Ethan Strauss on LeBron James’ comments on China and Daryl Morey, plus his thoughts on how players and coaches should handle this situation and where we think Steve Kerr has gone awry.Finally Brian Lewis of the New York Post looks at the Nets’ season, including KD’s outlook for playing this year, whether they’re improved over last year without KD, the playing time battles on the wing and at center, and finally predictions for the Nets this year.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 15, 2019
We wade a lot deeper into the NBA’s quagmire in China with expert Bill Bishop. Topics include: Evaluating the NBA’s response; how the NBA has handled this situation compared to others doing business in China; where that apologetic Weibo message came from; whether the outrage in China was real or manufactured, whether the NBA has any leverage in this situation; how this situation can resolve, and Bill’s advice for Adam Silver. Plus Bill gets into a ton of geopolitical background on these issues.Then Chris Herrington joins to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies’ upcoming season. Topics: what should we expect from tentpoles Jaren Jackson, Jr and Ja Morant, how will their system change under new coach Taylor Jenkins, who is going to play on the wings for this team, and where do we expect the Grizzlies to end up this season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 14, 2019
Tim Cato, Mavs beat writer for the Athletic, joins for the Dallas Mavericks season outlook. We look at Luka Doncic and how he can take the next step to All-Star level, how Kristaps Porzingis has looked so far in his return from ACL surgery, and what pieces fit best around their two core pieces in the rotation. Plus, what key aspect of Rick Carlisle’s coaching will have to change for the Mavs to make the playoffs? Then we give our predictions for the 2019-20 Mavericks season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 11, 2019
Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News joins to look at the San Antonio Spurs season. He discusses what Dejounte Murray looks like in camp, how the Spurs will build out their guard rotation with DeMar DeRozan, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker and co., whether the Spurs offense can sustain with their midrange-heavy attack, and give our predictions for the Spurs season.Then Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com on the Cavs. Among the topics: What will they look like under John Beilein; How is Darius Garland looking in camp; Was Collin Sexton’s hot close to the year sustainable; Will Kevin Love get traded; and will this again be one of the worst defenses of all-time?With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 10, 2019
Jovan Buha, Clippers beat writer for the Athletic, joins with another deep dive on a Western contender. We spend a lot of time on how the rotation shakes out, including why Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell may not play as much or close games this year. He gives us the latest on Kawhi and PG’s health status and handicaps which of the Clippers’ wings will emerge with the biggest roles. Finally we talk which teams the Clippers match up with best and worst in the West and give our predictions for the season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 9, 2019
We recap a few takeaways from yesterday’s preseason action, including Zion Williamson’s debut in Atlanta, discuss Kyle Lowry’s 1-year, $31 million extension in Toronto, and hit on the rest of the camp news.Then Darius Soriano joins for well over an hour to discuss the LA Lakers upcoming season. How will Anthony Davis be used, what to expect from LeBron’s age 35 season, can Rajon Rondo ruin the whole thing, how will the Lakers’ rotation shake out, and much more. We also hit on their expected strengths and weaknesses and give our predictions for the season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 8, 2019
Derek Bodner of the Athletic joins to discuss the Sixers this season. We look at whether replacing JJ Redick and Jimmy Butler with Al Horford and Josh Richardson is an upgrade, which of their young players can crack the rotation, how the Sixers and Bucks match up, whether Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons can take the next step, and make our predictions for the Sixers season.Then in a short solo session Nate tries to wrap his head around the controversy stemming from Daryl Morey’s tweet about Hong Kong.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 7, 2019
Jared Weiss of the Athletic joins to discuss the Kemba for Kyrie swap, whether Boston’s wing trio of Tatum, Brown, and Hayward can bounce back, what happens at center, and make predictions for the Celtics season.Then Dan Feldman discusses what, if anything whatsoever, is different about the Pistons this year. We try to break down how they’ve improved, how the wing rotation will work out, which of their young players can contribute, and prediction the Pistons’ record.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 4, 2019
We take a look at the rebuilt Knicks with Jared Dubin and try to parse out how this mix of veterans and young prospects will look on the floor in 2019-20. Particular attention is paid to RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson, as well as projecting the Knicks’ rotation this season.Then Rahat Huq wraps his head around James Harden’s 2017 MVP usurper Russell Westbrook joining the Rockets, and we attempt to answer whether he will be an upgrade on Chris Paul and what holes Daryl Morey might have to upgrade during the season.Finally Spencer Percy on the Kemba Walker saga and what to expect from the Hornets in his absence, plus the futures of Dwayne Bacon, Miles Bridges, PJ Washington, and Terry Rozier.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 2, 2019
Western Conference Over/Under time. We spend a ton of time debating some of the more vexing teams in the West with so much turnover. Then we discuss our disagreements and pick our 5 best bets on the board among the 30 teams.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 1, 2019
Time to look at 2019-20 over/unders. Where do we most disagree with the conventional wisdom on how these teams will finish, and who do Danny and Nate think is overrated or underrated by Vegas? And which was the annual team that Nate convinced Danny to switch his pick on?With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
October 1, 2019
Time to look at 2019-20 over/unders. Where do we most disagree with the conventional wisdom on how these teams will finish, and who do Danny and Nate think is overrated or underrated by Vegas? Up first, the Eastern Conference.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 30, 2019
Danny joins for the first time in awhile to catch up on news, including the NBA’s new tampering rules, the idea of 1 free throw per shooting foul in the G-League, the Magic exercising Markelle Fultz’s option and his participating in training camp, and the rest of the “September surprises.”Then James Ham of NBC Sports on the Kings. We discuss the evolution of De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley, the Kings’ newfound depth, how Luke Walton’s system will affect this Kings roster, and make our predictions for their season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 26, 2019
Another huge THREE TEAM Season Outlook. First, David Locke, Jazz radioman and creator of the Locked on Podcast Network, joins to discuss the acquisition of Mike Conley, how Donovan Mitchell can take the next step, whether Rudy Gobert can keep this an elite defense, a potentially underrated issue for the Jazz next season, and much more.Then Albert Nahmad, a preeminent capologist and also Heat observer, joins to discuss the NBA’s modifications to the Nene contract with the Rockets for a few minutes, then pivot to the Heat’s offseason and how the new Butler-centric roster will shake out. Albert has some unique cap analysis as always.Finally Blake Murphy on the NBA champion Toronto Raptors. We hit on how much of their 17-5 record without Kawhi Leonard last season can carry over into this year, where Pascal Siakam can move forward into All-Star status, and give our predictions for the Raptors season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 23, 2019
We are truly getting back into it now, with a huge THREE TEAM Season Outlook with an All-Star Cast. First, Royce Young of ESPN on the OKC Thunder. We touch on the anatomy of the seminal summer as OKC commences their rebuild, the prospects for more moves in the future, and how Chris Paul, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Danilo Gallinari fit into the team this year. Plus we take stock of the local zeitgeist after the big moves and relive the last decade of Thunder basketball, including of course the James Harden trade.Then Mike Richman of NBC Sports Northwest discusses the Blazers. We look back on last year’s run to the West Finals and how that bodes for this year, assess the extensions for CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard, and look at how well the new additions like Hassan Whiteside fit in.Finally Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops and Locked on Hawks joins to talk about the Hawks. We go over the summer moves including the drafting of De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, look at where Trae Young and John Collins can improve this season, assess the Travis Schlenk era, and give our outlooks for the Hawks season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 19, 2019
A massive, epic three-man Washington Wizards preview pod with Fred Katz of the Athletic DC and long-suffering Wizards observer Mike Prada of SB Nation. We discuss the overall direction of the franchise and prospects for a Bradley Beal trade, the big changes in the front office, and finally some of the rotation battles this season We follow up with predictions for the 2019-20 seasonThen Michael Schwartz, founder of Valley of the Suns and current ESPNer, joins for the Phoenix Suns outlook. Topic include the next steps for Booker and Ayton, the Suns’ offseason moves and draft picks, where Monty Williams can improve this team, and more. Then we give our predictions for the Suns’ season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 16, 2019
Jon Krawczynski of the Athletic Minnesota joins to give the outlook for the Wolves’ season. We discuss the process behind the hiring of Gersson Rosas and his assessment of the Rosas era so far, then look at how this new Wolves roster will shake out with the team finally built around Karl-Anthony Towns. We follow up with predictions for the 2019-20 season Then J. Michael of the Indy Star joins to give the same treatment to the Pacers. We start by discussing the outlook for the frontcourt with Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis slated to start together, plus the prospects of Sabonis receiving an extension. Then we move to the process behind the departures of stalwarts Thad Young and Bojan Bogdanovic and the acquisitions of TJ Warren, Malcolm Brogdon, and Jeremy Lamb, hit on the outlook for the return of Victor Oladipo, and finally give our predictions for the season. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 12, 2019
Dan Feldman of NBC Sports joins Nate and Danny to simulate the rookie scale extensions. Dan and Danny are the teams and Nate is the player agent for Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown, Pascal Siakam, and the rest of the 2016 draftees, plus extension talks for some other extension-eligible restricted free agents like Royce O’Neale and Bogdan Bogdanovic. Then we had to have Kristian Palotie on to discuss France upsetting the USA, where USA went wrong and whether their task was hopeless with this roster or not, Argentina’s stirring victory over Serbia, and finally look at the rest of the tournament. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 9, 2019
Euroleague and FIBA expert Kristian Palotie joins from across the pond to discuss the FIBA World Cup so far. We hit on how this USA team differs from past outfits and what they’ve had to do differently so far. Then we review the tournament to date, including most disappointing and surprising teams and players, plus pick an MVP of the tournament so far. We also discuss issues with the formatting and refereeing and how FIBA’s rift with the rest of basketball has contributed, before looking at how the bracket should shape out the rest of the way. Finally, we discuss some of the differences between the NBA and international basketball and what changes we’d like to see made. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 5, 2019
Frank Madden of Locked on Bucks joins for the Milwaukee Bucks Season Outlook. Why did the Bucks lose in the playoffs a year ago, and how many of those weaknesses remain this year? More importantly, will they matter in a reshaped NBA? We also hit on potential breakout and regression candidates, playing time and lineup issues, key questions for success this year, and give our predictions for the season. Then Danny joins to discuss the latest news and give the same treatment to the Orlando Magic. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA). And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
September 2, 2019
Part 2 of our look at the Western Conference Offseasons. What did we think of Memphis and OKC starting their rebuilds, Sacramento getting a ton of depth, Utah remaking their rotation, and more? Then Director of Basketball Research Ben Dull joins to give his take on his four summer league teams, CHA, IND, MIN, and OKC.
September 2, 2019
Part 2 of our look at the Western Conference Offseasons. What did we think of Memphis and OKC starting their rebuilds, Sacramento getting a ton of depth, Utah remaking their rotation, and more? Then Director of Basketball Research Ben Dull joins to give his take on his four summer league teams, CHA, IND, MIN, and OKC. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
August 28, 2019
Danny and Nate had so much to say about the West offseasons we had to make it a 2-part episode. In part 1, Dallas thru the LA Lakers in alphabetical order. How did we grade the West’s big moves, including D’Angelo Russell to the Warriors, Russell Westbrook to the Rockets, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the Clippers, and Anthony Davis to the Lakers? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
August 26, 2019
A surprise extension as Caris LeVert inks with the Nets for three years, $52 million, plus Dwight Howard joins the Lakers. Then we break down summer league for some intriguing young Western Conference teams, including Memphis (summer league MVP Brandon Clarke), Portland (Anfernee Simons) and San Antonio (Lonnie Walker), as well as looking at Phoenix, Sacramento, and Utah. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
August 21, 2019
A catchup on the news for the past few weeks, including DeMarcus Cousins’ torn ACL and where he and the Lakers go from here. Then we get into summer league, starting with our limited impression of Zion Williamson and the rest of the Pels, then in alphabetical order through the West from Dallas to the LA Clippers. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
August 15, 2019
We take a look back at the offseason for each Eastern Conference team and assign them a letter grade based on how much they improved their fortunes in the short- and long-term based on the resources available. We ended up having more disagreements than usual in this seminal 2019 offseason With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
August 7, 2019
We continue our review of 2019 Summer League, looking at Chicago (Coby White, Daniel Gafford, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, New York (RJ Barrett), Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Washington With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
August 4, 2019
We look at CJ McCollum’s three-year, $100 million extension with the Blazers and whether it makes sense for both sides, plus catch up on the rest of the news including Draymond Green's 4/year, $100 million extension with the Warriors. Then, a look at the Summer Leagues for the Atlanta Hawks (De’Andre Hunter, Damian Jones, Bruno Fernando), Boston Celtics (Robert Williams, Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, Tremont Waters, Tacko Fall), and Brooklyn Nets (Dzanan Musa, Nic Claxton, Rodion Kurucs, Jarrett Allen, and Theo Pinson.) With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 30, 2019
A long overdue mailbag after a busy offseason. A bunch of fun topics, including: Who should make the USAB World Cup team? How should max contracts be reformed? Draymond Green’s 2020 free agency What moves the Raptors might make during the season The Pelican’s rotation Roster weaknesses among the main contenders this year Our biggest weaknesses as analysts What could be the Clippers’ potential downfall this season? A lightning round where we fail to stick to 30 seconds per question With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 27, 2019
Nate and Danny shift to looking back at the offseasons for the Western Conference from a year ago. How do teams like the Warriors, Lakers, Mavs and Rockets look with the benefit of hindsight? We assess the moves made a year later, and also assess our own grades of those offseasons to see where we went wrong. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 24, 2019
After a news catchup on the signings and happenings of the last week or so, Nate and Danny shift to looking back at the offseasons for the Eastern Conference from a year ago. We assess the moves made with a year’s worth of hindsight, and also assess our own grades of those offseasons to see where we went wrong. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com
July 18, 2019
With Danny in the internetless wilds, one of my favorite guests Ben Taylor of the Thinking Basketball YouTube Channel joins the show. We get into our key insights from the 2019 playoffs and offseason and how things at the highest levels may change with the demise of the Warriors and (for now) three-star teams. We also discussed the potential effects of shortening the season, his top-10 players in the NBA video, and what changes from his book Thinking Basketball have been implemented in the league. Plus, a recap of our outing to Caesar’s Buffet at summer league. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 12, 2019
Welp, time to record again. Russell Westbrook is traded….to the Rockets! We break down how he’ll fit in the Rockets’ system, whether the Rockets got better with this trade, and whether the cost to swap Westbrook and Chris Paul was reasonable. We also look at where OKC goes from here, and their options to either bring in another star to compete or go for the total teardown, plus whether Paul is long for OKC. Then we break down the rest of the league news, including Marcus Morris’ decision to back out of a commitment to the Spurs to sign with the Knicks, how unlikely bonuses have been used to create more cap room, and everything else around the league the last few days. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 10, 2019
We wrap up all the news since Friday, including the Lakers and Clippers filling out their rosters and how those teams project with their work mostly done, and whether LeBron and AD or Kawhi and PG are the better duo. We hit on a couple of restricted free agent point guards on the move, the Warriors continued maneuvering around the hard cap, the Jerami Grant trade, and a discussion of a possible Russell Westbrook trade.
July 6, 2019
Every possible angle on the Kawhi signing and the stunning trade of Paul George to the Clippers. First we look at what this team could be next year and what the next moves are in LA, followed by a look at Kawhi’s process and how he masterminded everything to get to this point. Then the ramifications for the Lakers as they miss out on Kawhi but sign Danny Green, KCP, and JaVale McGee, plus the Mavericks who miss out on….everybody. Then we turn to the crazy rollercoaster ride for the Raptors and their options going forward without Kawhi, despite having done everything right to this point. Plus a few other winners and losers around the league from this huge night as well. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 4, 2019
We wrap up every move from Days 3 and 4 of Free Agency. Memphis continues their excellent offseason with a pair of trades with Phoenix and Atlanta, while the Suns continue their puzzling offseason. Then we swing through the Warriors, Sixers, and Jazz filling out their roster, restricted free agents agreeing in LA and Dallas, and the rest of the signings as we await the end of the Kawhiet period. Finally, a look at the remaining free agents and cap space. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 2, 2019
We wrap up every move from Day 2 of Free Agency. First, the now 4-way trade with Jimmy Butler sign-and-traded to Miami involving Portland and the Clippers, then roll through the rest of the league’s signings and trades, like Dallas, Golden State, Philly, Sacramento, Chicago, and Washington. Plus, a look at the Knicks’ plan with team options for 2020 on these 2 year deals and some quality minimum signings. Finally, a look at the remaining free agents and cap space, including trying to walk through where DeMarcus Cousins could possibly land. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
July 1, 2019
The biggest episode in the history of Dunc’d On to discuss maybe the most ridiculous day in NBA history. We hit on every single deal, every single player, every single team involved in this wild day. From the Nets with Kyrie and KD, the Warriors sign-and-trade for D’Angelo Russell, the Sixers completely remaking their team, Miami’s sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler and their mixed up, nixed trade with Dallas, the Pelicans acquiring JJ Redick and Derrick Favors, the Jazz with Bojan, Indiana totally remaking their squad with Brogdon and Lamb, the Bucks’ trade of Brogdon to Indiana and re-signing their other free agents, the Celtics and Hornets with Kemba and Rozier, Orlando’s interestingly uninteresting moves, the Knicks striking out, and a TON more. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 28, 2019
Back to regularly scheduled programming, as we catch up on the rumor mill and discuss Jimmy Butler potentially going to the Rockets, Kemba Walker to Boston, players not receiving Qualifying Offers, news on potentially shortening the schedule, and more. Then a look at the offseasons of, in order, Boston, Dallas, New York, LA Clippers, and Brooklyn Nets as we finish off our offseason outlooks. We game out all the scenarios with these teams whether they get key free agents like Walker, Horford, Durant, Irving, Kawhi, and Harris, or if they have to pivot to another plan. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 26, 2019
The 2019 Mock Offseason wraps up. Kevin Pelton of ESPN and Dan Feldman of NBC join Danny and Nate to simulate the 2019 offseason. Nate is the player agent and Danny, Dan, and KP split up the 30 teams to find homes for all the key free agents. In part 3, we see the remainder of the teams fill out their rotations and use their cap exceptions, as the backup point guard market and backup center markets sort out, while the remaining restricted free agents find homes as well. Then we all give our biggest takeaways from the process, including what surprised us, what was realistic and unrealistic, which teams and players did well or poorly, and the biggest regrets in the negotiations. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 26, 2019
The 2019 Mock Offseason continues! Kevin Pelton of ESPN and Dan Feldman of NBC join Danny and Nate to simulate the 2019 offseason. Nate is the player agent and Danny, Dan, and KP split up the 30 teams to find homes for all the key free agents. In part 2, we see more veterans like Rucky Rubio, Patrick Beverley, DeMarcus Cousins, and Thaddeus Young sign free agent contracts. Plus a few surprise trades involving contenders shake up the league. Then we circle back on the restricted free agents. And who are the Knicks and Clippers going to sign? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 25, 2019
The 2019 Mock Offseason is here! Kevin Pelton of ESPN and Dan Feldman of NBC join Danny and Nate to simulate the 2019 offseason. Nate is the player agent and Danny, Dan, and KP split up the 30 teams to find homes for all the key free agents. In part 1, we find homes for the big stars like Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Khris Middleton, and Tobias Harris, then get into key restricted free agents like D’Angelo Russell, Kristaps Porzingis, and Malcolm Brogdon, before getting into some key free agent starters. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 24, 2019
We cover a full 1/6 of the league’s offseasons. First up, Golden State with one of the weirdest offseasons in recent memory. We go through all the scenarios, including keeping Kevin Durant, losing Kevin Durant, sign-and-trading him, and then how to keep their remaining players and build around their two remaining healthy stars. Then, Toronto. What do their options look like with the three main variables of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green’s free agencies and Marc Gasol’s player option? We look at what the plan could be depending on whether Kawhi stays or not. Houston has been a subject of major turmoil, so we assess whether it makes sense to move one of their five core pieces or try to solidify around them for a run in a wide open West. Then some news, as we hit on the Bucks/Pistons trade of the number 30 pick and Tony Snell for Jon Leuer among other items. The Wizards have about $30 million to work with below the tax, but only have 6 healthy players for next year so far. How can they fill out the rest of their roster? Finally, we look at Atlanta’s options for their remaining $14m in cap space after their bevy of moves already this offseason. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 21, 2019
A wrap-up of every team’s picks, plus all the trades of the night and, winners and losers. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 20, 2019
We discuss the Mike Conley trade to the Jazz, including what the Jazz will look like on the floor next year, whether this makes Utah a favorite in the West, and the price paid to get him. Plus we look at how Memphis did surprisingly well in the return. Then we rank the 12 prospects we scouted this year in advance of Thursday’s draft. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 19, 2019
We react to the news that Al Horford has opted out and is looking to sign outside of Boston, then take a look at the purported trade request by Chris Paul (and subsequent denial by the Rockets), and some possible destinations for Paul. We catch up on the rest of the news, then look at the games of Cam Reddish, Sekou Doumboya, and Jaxson Hayes in advance of the draft. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 18, 2019
Nate regales Danny with trade ideas for the No. 4 pick which the Pelicans acquired in trade from the Lakers. Then we discuss the rest of New Orleans’ offseason, how to build around Zion with their approximately $20m in cap space. Then a look at the rumor mill as the draft and free agency approach, followed by short scouting reports on Nassir Little and Bol Bol. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com
June 17, 2019
We hit the AD trade from every angle, including how the Lakers can fill out the roster around LeBron, AD, and Kuzma, how this trade compares to previous superstar trades, the cap implications of completing the trade either now or at the end of July, where the Pels go from here with a stockpile of young talent and assets going forward, and finally how the Boston Celtics got to this point and how they can bounce back. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 14, 2019
Yet another incredibly surreal NBA Finals night. The Raptors outlast Golden State behind another wonderful performance from Kyle Lowry and fantastic contributions throughout the rotation. We also look back on how the Raptors got to this point, including the brilliant moves by Masai Ujiri, and the roles of Kawhi Leonard and Nick Nurse. Klay Thompson was in the midst of another classic Game 6, potentially pushing the Warriors into a Game 7 before going down with a torn ACL. We take an early look at the seismic ramifications for the league and Golden State. But the business of the league never sleeps, so we turn to a look at UNC point guard Coby White in the draft. How does he compare to Darius Garland, the other point guard prospect in his range, and what skills does he bring to the next level? Then we look at the offseason for the Phoenix Suns at they try to take a step forward this year and build around Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton. Finally, news including the latest on the AD trade talks, Kyrie switching agents, and more. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 12, 2019
A lot of news has piled up, including some clarity on the Pelicans’ AD talks with up to five teams. We also hit on a little more of the KD injury fallout, plus discuss the retirement of Tony Parker and other news around the league. Then, a look at Virginia combo forward De’Andre Hunter, considered one of the higher floor players in the draft. But what is his upside? Finally, the Bulls and their offseason. How can they address the point guard position as the team looks to return to playoff contention next season? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 11, 2019
We recap a night with some crazy emotional swings, from the Warriors rolling with KD to his unfortunate injury and its ramifications. Then we break down the rest of the game in the usual excruciating detail, including a possession-by-possession look at the Warriors comeback in the last 3 minutes. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 10, 2019
We look at Philadelphia’s offseason and what happens with Tobias Harris, Jimmy Butler, and JJ Redick. How can they replace them if one or more leave, or build around their current nucleus? Then we look at Jarrett Culver, do we agree that he’s one of the more NBA-ready players in the draft? Cleveland has an edict to take on money from owner Dan Gilbert, how will that effect their offseason as they try to rebuild? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 8, 2019
We look at the keys to Toronto seizing control of the series at Oracle Arena, including Kawhi Leonard’s dominating performance and why Golden State has had such trouble stopping this Raptors team. Also: Toronto’s defense and superior depth, why Steph Curry couldn’t repeat his Game 3 performance, and whether Golden State was in worse shape in 2016 down 3-1 to OKC or now. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com
June 7, 2019
A ton of breakdown on the huge Atlanta/Brooklyn trade, as the Nets clear two max spaces. Did they get good value for the two first-round picks they gave up?. What does that mean for D’Angelo Russell’s future in Brooklyn, and for the Knicks for that matter? And is their bet on Taurean Prince worth it? Plus, was this the right move for Atlanta? Then, the news that KD will not play in Game 4 of the Finals. How much trouble are the Warriors in now down 2-1 without homecourt advantage? We hit on a few other news items, and then break down Darius Garland, currently mocked to go number 4 overall by ESPN. Are the flashes he showed in only 5 games at Vanderbilt and the lower levels enough to justify that lofty status? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 6, 2019
We discuss the Raptors’ dominating offensive performance that propelled them to an easy win despite Steph Curry’s historic night, and discuss what the series may look like if Klay and KD can return for Game 4. Then a look at some recent news, including some rumors from Shams Charania on some teams’ priorities in free agency. Finally, the Kings’ offseason, including their rumored desire to acquire a center, what that means for Willie Cauley-Stein, Harrison Barnes’ player option, the backup point guard slot, and what to do with a projected $37m in cap space. Oh, and I almost forgot, a wrap-up of the media game from Tuesday night. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
June 4, 2019
Cody Toppert, former Suns player development coach, head coach of the G-League Northern Arizona Suns, and Rio Grande Valley Vipers assistant discusses the strategy of the NBA Finals, including Toronto’s zone defense, how to defend the Warriors’ screening, and Steve Kerr’s bench options with Golden State’s injuries. Then we hit on his time in player development, what specific metrics and drills he focuses on, and how Devin Booker was able to improve this past season. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com. Dunc’dOn, NateDuncan, DannyLeroux, BestBasketballPodcast, BestNBAPodcast, NBA, Basketball, BasketballPodcast, NBAPodcast, SalaryCap, NBADraft, NBAFreeAgency, FreeAgency,
June 3, 2019
Golden State with a gritty victory to even the series despite myriad health issues. We hit on Draymond Green’s improved play, the impact of DeMarcus Cousins, how the Warriors limited Pascal Siakam, the potential effect of injuries going forward for the Warriors, the Raptors’ box and one defense and its potential application in the series, and much more. Then a look at recent news surrounding the draft, and finally the Utah Jazz offseason. They could potentially have max space, but that depends on the fate of Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors, and Kyle Korver. Also, what kind of offer should they make for Mike Conley? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 31, 2019
Toronto throttles Golden State behind a fantastic game from Pascal Siakam. How did he get loose, and what can the Warriors do about it? Why did Toronto make life so difficult for the Warriors offensively? Can the Warriors adjust for Game 2? And what would an Andre Iguodala hamstring injury mean for Golden State? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 29, 2019
We look at every angle we can think of for this NBA Finals: Why Toronto has the best defense Golden State has played against in this whole run; the series hinging on who plays better among Curry or Kawhi; the effect of KD and Cousins coming back; whether Toronto’s centers can be effective, and the historical implications of the series, and finally our series picks Then a look at RJ Barrett, including who he compares to, his strengths and weaknesses, and whether his situation at Duke limited him this season. Finally, we react to the news that Houston is making large swaths of their roster available in trade. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 29, 2019
Big questions now follow the Milwaukee Bucks as they try to keep this team together. Will they pay the tax, and how much will it cost to bring back key free agents Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Malcolm Brogdon, and Nikola Mirotic? Then we look at the job facing the Wolves for new PBO Gersson Rosas, and finally look at Indiana’s dilemma in bringing back it’s older but effective free agents like Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 27, 2019
About 30 minutes on Murray State’s sensational point guard Ja Morant, one of the most exciting prospects we’ve ever evaluated. Then we catch up on news around the league, and take a look at Charlotte’s offseason now that Kemba Walker is eligible for the supermax. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 26, 2019
We break down how Toronto pulled out the 0-2 comeback, the stretch run of the game, the Bucks’ issues, whether their season should be considered a disappointment, what they need to do to improve, and every other angle of this Game 6. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 24, 2019
Now with fixed audio. Toronto continues its shocking comeback. How did they do it, and what can the Bucks do to counter? Then we look at the implications for players and teams as “supermax” eligibility is determined by the release of the All-NBA teams. Finally, a look at generational prospect Zion Williamson. We spend almost 45 minutes talking about him Where do we agree and disagree with the consensus on him? How do we see his career playing out? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 22, 2019
A Toronto team left for dead a few days ago ties the series in a complete performance. Have they cracked open the previously impenetrable Bucks defense? We also look at Golden State’s closeout of the Blazers, and then pivot to Portland’s offseason and whether they can, and should, keep this whole group together. Finally, we hit on some coaching news and Magic Johnson’s searing interview on First Take. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 20, 2019
We go into excruciating detail on Toronto’s Game 3 double overtime win over Milwaukee. How did the Raptors slow down Giannis, and does this win mean they can compete in the series? We also look at the key possessions of regulation and the overtimes and what they say about this matchup. Then a short discussion on who is the playoff MVP so far, followed by a look at the offseason for the Miami Heat. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 19, 2019
Golden State seizes complete command against an exhausted Portland team, while the Bucks are presenting Toronto with an unsolvable math problem. What adjustments can Toronto make? Then a look at where OKC stands going into this offseason. What moves can they make with their limited flexibility in the repeater tax? With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 17, 2019
We recap Golden State’s comeback win over the Blazers, then look at the news including Tim Connelly’s meeting with the Wizards With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 16, 2019
Milwaukee takes Game 1 with a furious comeback despite poor shooting. Does this mean the Raptors are sunk in the series? What can they clean up going into Game 2? Then we look at how Detroit and Orlando will try to take the next step from their first round exits this offseason. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 15, 2019
We look at the implications for each team from the lottery results. Then a catchup on coaching news, and a look at the Golden State/Portland series after Game 1. Finally, we look at the offseasons for the Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 13, 2019
All angles on Toronto’s thrilling win over Philadelphia on only the second-ever buzzer-beater in a win or go home game in NBA history. How did Kawhi will Toronto the the win, and what was Philly’s downfall in the series? Plus, we assess Philly’s season and what it means for them going forward. Then, the same treatment on Portland’s gutty Game 7 win against Denver after trailing by 17 in the first half. CJ McCollum had an all-time Game 7 of his own, while Denver just couldn’t score enough to put Portland away. We also take a look at where Denver is as a franchise following this loss. Plus a look at LA hiring Frank Vogel and a little other news. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
May 11, 2019
We break down a huge Warriors win in Houston to close out the series. Steph Curry’s huge second half, how the Warriors stayed in it without him in the first half, and where the Rockets let go of the rope in a game many thought they’d win easily. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.
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