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August 5, 2020 53 min
On today's episode of the Premium Hoops Podcast, Mark & Nate are joined by Steve Jones Jr. to discuss the Western Conference 8th seed race. Steve is a former video coordinator for the Memphis Grizzlies, assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets, and current film guru of NBA Twitter. We talk about the strides that the Trailblazers, Suns, and Spurs are making while the Grizzlies and Kings have struggled out the gate. There...
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On today's episode of the Premium Hoops Podcast, Sam Quinn joins to discuss small-market team building! Sam is an NBA writer for CBS Sports and he writes some really insightful stuff and is a great follow on Twitter. After a recent discussion Sam and I had on Utah's current roster, we decided to come together and talk about how small-markets can successfully build. We had some great discourse and came to similar conclusions...
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On today's episode of Premium Hoops, we dive into the Defensive Player of the Year award as well as our All-Defensive Teams. We were fortunate to be joined by Jackson Frank. He does some phenomenal work over at The Step Back, Dime Uproxx, and on his own Patreon channel. You can follow Jackson on Twitter here. We start off by talking about our DPOY honorable mentions and then jump into our top 3 picks on the ballot. We actual...
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On today's episode of the Premium Hoops podcast, we debate the first half of the 2019-20 NBA Awards. We normally have very similar ideas, but today, we had by far our most discourse! While Giannis and LeBron were clearly above the rest, how did we fill out our MVP ballots? Did Dennis Schroder deserve the Sixth Man award over Lou Williams & Montrezl Harrell? Is Goran Dragic going undernoticed? During our All-NBA d...
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On today's episode of the Premium Hoops podcast, we dive deep into the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are at a place of good, but not quite great. We delve into their personnel and the difficult roster decisions faced by their front office. We start by talking about Bojan Bogdanovic and how he elevated the Jazz offense and impacted team defense. In our discussion we talk about Mike Conley's slippage in tandem with Rudy Gobert&#...
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On today's episode of Premium Hoops, we dive into the 2004 Detroit Pistons, one of the great teams of modern basketball. The Pistons won their third title in 2004, but they way they did it is what makes this team special. We dive deep into what made this Pistons team great and one of the more compelling teams in NBA history, What made the Pistons defense so good? How central was Ben Wallace and is he a Hall of Famer? How t...
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On today's episode of the Premium Hoops podcast, we start off covering the recent Orlando bubble news cycle. Including: No bubble for BeasleyPhilly mixing up the starting line-up (again)Victor Oladipo 22 teams are in Orlando preparing to start scrimmaging next week. What about the fateful eight that were left on the outside looking in? We dive into some of the players we were hoping to see play during the final stretc...
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July 14, 2020 51 min
On today's edition of the Premium Hoops Podcast, Nate and Mark discuss some of the best role players in the NBA while also explaining what makes up a high value role player. They then boil down their list to a few honorable mentions and their top 10 role players in the league for the season. There's some great discourse that goes to show that individual view has a significant impact on how one value's a role player. ...
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On today's episode of Premium Hoops, we evaluate three young guards; Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and Dejounte Murray. All three have flashed significant upside in meaningful NBA games, while also exhibiting aspects of their game that require improvement. All three will be playing in the NBA Orlando Bubble restart, so we decided to give a deep analysis as all three have been on mostly mediocre playoff teams (No Mans Land in term...
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On today's episode, we discuss three bigs from the 2018 NBA draft class: Wendell Carter Jr., Mo Bamba, and Marvin Bagley. We dive into how their games have progressed, stagnated, and what aspects have yet to flash at a consistent level. How can they improve, be better utilized, and reach their ceiling? All three players have shown true flashes of potential. Will Wendell, Mo, and Marvin reach that next level and find consistency...
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June 12, 2020 42 min
Welcome to another edition of the Premium Hoops Podcast! On today's episode we discuss the ins and outs of the three best big men in the NBA right now: Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokic. We get down to the nitty gritty details of each player's game, their strengths and weaknesses, covering scoring ability, defense/rim protection, scalability, playmaking, and a few overarching questions. Enjoy the pod and send us ...
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