Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.

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September 30, 2022 59 min

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk Embiid’s comfort coming into the season, lingering issues with the Suns following last year’s collapse and what the potential looks like in Minnesota. Plus, will the fans get the play time they want for young talent in New York?

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Brian Windhorst is joined by our ESPN NBA Reporters at a variety of locations from Media Day’s across the league. First, Tim Bontemps joins to talk the tone in Boston and what the outlook is in Phoenix. Then, Nick Friedell joins to discuss what Brooklyn could be this season before Andrew Lopez joins to break down the excitement in New Orleans. Lastly, Dave McMenamin lets us know how expectations are shifting in Los Angeles. 

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September 23, 2022 76 min

Brian Windhorst and ESPN's Tim MacMahon get together in-person in LA to preview the Western Conference with our NBA reporters. Dave McMenamin joins first to talk on-court expectations for the Suns and what the ceiling is for the Lakers. Then, Kendra Andrews joins to talk the Warriors upcoming trip to Japan and how long their title window can last before Ohm Youngmisuk joins to break down if the Clippers or Nuggets can be seriou...

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September 21, 2022 56 min

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears and ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne to react to Robert Sarver announcing his intention to sell the Phoenix Suns & Mercury and the implications across the NBA.

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September 21, 2022 72 min

Brian Windhorst and ESPN's Tim Bontemps get together in-person in LA to preview the Eastern Conference with our NBA reporters. Nick Friedell joins first to talk if the Nets can play cohesive basketball and if the 76ers can take the next step with a full year of Harden. Then, Kevin Pelton joins to talk how offseason moves in the conference could impact the season before Jamal Collier joins to talk injury concerns for the Bulls a...

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September 16, 2022 67 min

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to Suns Owner Robert Sarver’s one-year suspension from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and Silver’s comments at the recent press conference. Then, the guys talk ‘What Is Going On In’ Portland and Brian’s trip to Cleveland.

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss some standout performers from EuroBasket, including dazzling displays from Luka & Giannis before talking what players may be earning themselves contracts in the NBA. Plus, how concerning Lonzo’s return timetable is for Chicago, ‘What Is Going On In’ Atlanta after their offseason moves and Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook’s friendly intro. 

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to the trade sending Donovan Mitchell to the Cavs. The guys talk what this means for the future in Cleveland, why the Knicks couldn’t land the plane to get a deal done, the next moves for the Jazz to continue to acquire picks and if this changes the landscape of the Eastern Conference.

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss how RJ Barrett’s extension with the Knicks impacts Donovan Mitchell trade talks, if it is a good contract for New York and talk what is going on in Sacramento including if playoff expectations are legitimate for the Kings. Plus, the guys talk the results of the Offseason NBA Survey article done by Bontemps.

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss when Donovan Mitchell will be on the move and if it will certainly be to the Knicks, before talking a different trade from Utah sending Pat Bev to LA. Then, the guys talk what the basketball may look like on the court this season in Brooklyn with Kevin Durant locked in. Plus, reaction to Chet Holmgren's injury.

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss LeBron’s extension with the Lakers, what potential moves this leaves for Los Angeles, how his opt-out clause keeps the possibility to play with Bronny and what to make of the past 4 seasons for the Lakers. Then, the guys break down what the expectations should be in Cleveland for this season and what teams are ‘All In’ this year.

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August 12, 2022 57 min

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape’s Marc J. Spears to break down what is next for the Nets and Kevin Durant, including if they think he will be at Brooklyn’s training camp. Plus, the guys share their thoughts on throwback jerseys and discuss what you learn from NBA practices.

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss if the Celtics should actually make a move for Kevin Durant and how important Jaylen Brown is to Boston’s future. Then, the guys dive into the winners and losers of the offseason including how the 76ers upgraded their roster and why the Suns and Mavs needed to do more to stay in contention.

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss how Harden’s new contract impacts the future of the 76ers and what the present state of the Lakers means for Westbrook including his interesting change of agents.

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss Deandre Ayton signing back with Phoenix, what this means for Kevin Durant’s trade possibilities, if KD and Kyrie may wind up back together again in Brooklyn after all and if Donovan Mitchell could be a Knick by next week.

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July 12, 2022 66 min

Brian Windhorst is joined by Andscape's Marc J. Spears to talk his standouts from the NBA Summer League so far, including Keegan Murray’s fantastic play and if the Kings could be a playoff team this season. Then, ESPN’s Kevin Pelton joins to discuss if the budding relationship between Josh Giddey and Chet Holmgren is for real before talking the Deandre Ayton situation in Phoenix. 

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Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to discuss the key notes from the NBA free agency contracts. The guys break down Ja Morant not getting a player option, what protections the Pelicans put in Zion’s contract, Bradley Beal being the only player in the league with a no-trade clause and Zach LaVine getting all he wanted from Chicago. Plus, could Donovan Mitchell be in the Empire State soon?

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If you were on social media at all last weekend, you’ve seen the clip of Brian Windhorst on “First Take” – palms in the air, looking to the heavens like he’s the subject of a Renaissance painting and questioning what exactly the Utah Jazz were planning following the trade of Royce O’Neale. Hours later, Jazz All Star Rudy Gobert was traded to Minnesota, and Windhorst instantly became Twitter’s NBA Nostradamus. Given his new fame, Wi...

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July 6, 2022 69 min

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez and Dave McMenamin to discuss the latest on the Kevin Durant rumors, a big step for the Pelicans, what may happen with Kyrie including who may want to trade for him, a cryptic tweet from the Lakers and what else is now going on in Utah. Plus, the guys react to Brian becoming a meme.

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July 1, 2022 59 min

Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to react to a wild day in NBA free agency led by Kevin Durant requesting trade from the Brooklyn Nets. The guys talk possible destinations for what could be an unprecedented haul before diving into what this means for Kyrie, how much better the Hawks got, if a rebuild is upon us in Utah and more!

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