Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Open Floor takes you on a ride across the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Join hosts Michael Pina, Chris Herring and Rohan Nadkarni as they let their imaginations run free up and down the court and around the world. Welcome to the Open Floor Globe.

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December 6, 2021 70 min

In today's episode, Michael and Rohan open up the mailbag and wonder who this season’s version of Jrue Holiday will be, who’s the worst player who can lead a contender in scoring, how many awards Steph Curry will win this season, why Ben Simmons to the Knicks doesn’t make a lot of sense, and more!

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On today's episode, Michael and Chris look at six teams and ask if it's time to hit the panic button. The Heat will be without Bam Adebayo for the foreseeable future. The Bucks won't have Brook Lopez for quite some time. LeBron James is in health and safety protocols and momentarily unable to steer the Lakers back on track. The Nets are in first place but don't have the type of talent they anticipated before the sea...

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Michael and Rohan discuss the scorching Phoenix Suns and wonder if their sixteen game winning streak heading into their huge matchup against the Warriors really makes them the leagues best team. We also hear our first Rip City Report from producer Shelby, debate which lottery level teams have the best chance of making the playoffs, the news of Michael Porter Jr's indefinite absence after undergoing back surgery, and what five m...

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In today's episode, Michael and Chris give their thoughts on the Western Conference standings. Assuming the Warriors, Suns, and Jazz all finish in the top three, who else is going to have home-court advantage? The Mavs? The Clippers? The Timberwolves?!? And given all their injuries, how should the Nuggets treat the rest of their season? They then take a look at Tyrese Maxey's breakout sophomore season, and how ironic it is ...

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On today's episode, Michael and Rohan discuss the mayhem that occurred on Sunday between the Lakers and Pistons, and have a long discussion about what it would mean if LeBron James was no longer one of the 5 best players in the world. Can L.A. still win it all if he's not a top-top-top tier superstar? After that, they check in on a Kings team that just fired Luke Walton. What's next for Sacramento? Should they trade De&...

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On today's episode, Michael and Chris offer their official NBA League Pass recommendations! Both give three teams they really think you should be watching if you aren't already—shout out to the Warriors, who didn't make the cut because they're too obvious—and then three teams you should do your best to avoid right now. Including: Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr.'s budding partnership, whether the young Knicks are...

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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan conduct a three-week temperature take on teams that they were right and oh so wrong about before the season began. They then go deep on the Utah Jazz and wonder, given the team's recent slide, if they can ever win it all as currently constructed or if a big trade is necessary. After that, the guys open up the mailbag to discuss players who've made the most and least surprising leaps...

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In today's episode, Michael and Chris open up the mailbag to discuss the red-hot Golden State Warriors, banged up Milwaukee Bucks, and more. Is now a good time for Golden State to go all in and trade James Wiseman and some other assets for a veteran (like Domantas Sabonis?) who can produce right away? Or, with Klay Thompson coming back in a couple months, are they better off staying patient? And what will Klay look like when he...

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On today's Open Floor Rohan and Chris discuss the reactions by Robert Sarver in the wake of the disturbing allegations surrounding his time with the Suns, the reports of a hostile work environment in Portland around GM Neil Olshey, why the Lakers might really be starting to regret their offseason trade for Russell Westbrook, a new Ben Simmons trade rumor involving the Celtics, and who our MVP's and our most fun players so f...

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In today's episode, Michael and Chris discuss ESPN's bombshell story about Suns owner Robert Sarver alleging many incidents of racism and misogyny during his tenure with the team, whether the 76ers hot start is sustainable without Ben Simmons, an email from a Suns fan questioning Devin Booker's star power, and our early candidates for Most Improved Player, and more!

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In today’s episode, Michael and Rohan wonder if the Heat are a juggernaut, break down the drop in league-wide offensive rating, think of new rules they’d like to see changed/implemented, get optimistic about the Wolves, and more!

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On today's episode, Michael and Rohan discuss exciting starts for the Knicks, Bulls, Warriors, and Ja Morant's Grizzlies. They also cover standout rookies (there are so many!), the surprising Cavaliers, whether they're concerned about the Suns, and more!

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On today's episode, Michael and Chris break down the first power ranking of the season. Which team has been the most disappointing? Which undefeated team is for real? Who's the best team in the league? They then have a discussion about the best positionless lineups in the league, and which player (current or retired) could best lead them down a Youtube rabbit hole. 

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On today's episode, Michael and Chris talk about the NBA's Top 75 team and rank their five best players of all time. Then it's a breakdown of Thursday night's doubleheader (Warriors-Clippers, Hawks-Mavericks), a conversation about when Frank Vogel should bring Russell Westbrook off the bench, Knicks praise, and more!

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On today's episode, Michael, Rohan, and Chris Herring are joined by Sports Illustrated Senior writers Howard Beck and Chris Mannix to preview the Western Conference! Can the Lakers miss the playoffs? Are the Nuggets contenders? Will Ja Morant make the All-Star team? Who's the best player in the conference right now? All that and more, before tomorrow's Part II over on The Crossover podcast's feed, where the five SI ...

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October 15, 2021 79 min

In today's episode, Michael and Rohan open up the mailbag and discuss annoying coaching trends, teams that will surprise people for the better (Sacramento?), the one GM who's the best drafter in the league, and, of course, horror movies. 

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In today's episode, Michael and Chris discuss the latest developments with Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons (including a brief discussion on why they haven't been traded for each other yet), and then open up the mailbag to talk about 5-man units they can't wait to see, and active players who can potentially crack all-time Top 10 conversations. 

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October 8, 2021 71 min

On today's episode, Michael and Chris open up the mailbag to answer a couple questions before diving into the NBA's annual GM survey, including who is most likely to have a breakout season, this years MVP, the 2022 NBA Finals winner, and the one player you would sign if you were starting an NBA franchise today (Spoiler: the Celtics will be the best defensive team in the league)

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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan open up the mailbag and wonder if the Portland Trail Blazers are better than everybody thinks they'll be, discuss which team would be the best if every player on it were in their prime, debate Trae Young vs. Bradley Beal, and rank the NBA's current rebuilds.

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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan break down interesting developments with the Lakers, Thad Young's future, and what exactly is sustainable going into this upcoming NBA season!

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