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.

Episodes

September 17, 2021 65 min
In today’s episode, Rohan takes over hosting duties and is joined by The Ringer’s Paolo Uggetti. They settle the 1-on-1 debate tearing apart the Open Floor family, discuss the Aaron Gordon extension, look back on the LA basketball rivalry that never happened, and ruminate on the latest round of Kyrie Irving rumors.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Chris open up the mailbag to discuss the fallout from last week's 1-on-1 debate (Kevin Garnett forever), then re-do the 2016 and 2017 NBA drafts!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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September 10, 2021 57 min
In today's episode, Michael welcomes special guest Jake Fischer to the show! They discuss his wonderful new NBA book "Built to Lose: How the NBA's Tanking Era Changed the League Forever", Ben Simmons trade rumors, the Brooklyn Nets, and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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September 7, 2021 66 min
In today's episode, Michael and Rohan open up the mailbag to discuss who they think would win a hypothetical 1 on 1 tournament, why Uncut Gems is in fact a basketball movie, whether the Bulls would be better off with Zach LaVine or Ben Simmons, and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Chris unpack new developments in the Ben Simmons saga, including a closer look at which team he will be on when the season begins. They then open the mailbag up and answer a few questions about the Spurs, this upcoming season's least predictable teams, Anthony Davis, and more!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan break down the Lauri Markkanen three-team trade before they open up the mailbag to rank their all-time favorite basketball-related movies, explain why the Mavericks should (or shouldn't?) be urgent building around Luka Doncic, and so much more! Send your questions in to OpenFloorMail@gmail.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan hit the mailbag! They talk about the C- grade Michael gave the Lakers in his most recent offseason report card column (available to read on SI.com), what some of their favorite starting lineups for the upcoming season might look like, why Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum didn't crack their top 10 dynamic duo rankings, whether the media needs to put more pressure on Denver to trade for ano...
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In today's episode, Michael and Chris take a long look at the 2021-22 season's MVP race, using the latest betting odds in Las Vegas to frame their discussion. Would you rather have Giannis Antetokounmpo at +800 or Chris Paul at +10000? Why are Russell Westbrook's odds so high? And why is this Jayson Tatum's race to lose? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Chris break down the Christmas Day schedule, debate which teams have a right to feel disrespected by the release, digress into a deep conversation about whether Kevin Durant could ever be seen as LeBron James' equal, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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August 17, 2021 81 min
On today's episode, Michael and Rohan quickly break down the Eric Bledsoe/Rajon Rondo/Patrick Beverley trade, answer an email from a listener who's particularly down on the Golden State Warriors, and rank the 10 best duos in the NBA! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan power ranked the Western Conference! They agreed on just about nothing, especially when it comes to the Lakers, Jazz, and Warriors.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Chris predict the Eastern Conference standings for the 2021-22 NBA season! Every team, from 15 down to 1.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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On today's show, Michael and Chris break down a whole bunch of free agency news, including the Celtics' slow offseason, the Lakers deciding to abandon defense, whether the Nets have lengthened their talent gap on everybody else, Spencer Dinwiddie's fit with Bradley Beal, an apology to the Knicks, and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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On today's episode, Michael and Rohan each give their 3 biggest winners and 3 biggest losers for Day 1 of the NBA's silly season. What are the Lakers and Knicks doing? Can the Heat win the title? Which unsigned free agent should you be following closest? All that and more on our free agency megapod! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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July 30, 2021 68 min
Rohan and SI's NBA draft insider Jeremy Woo break down the big trade that sent Russell Westbrook to the Lakers, the big winners & losers of the draft, and the surprising picks from one of the deepest drafts in recent years Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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On today’s episode, Chris is joined by Ringer feature writer and author Mirin Fader, who has an upcoming biography on two-time MVP and now Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. They talk about the incredible odds he and his family have overcome, how and why he began to see himself differently after a couple years in Milwaukee, and what we’re likely to see from him now that he’s an NBA champion with an even bigger platform. Learn more ...
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July 21, 2021 82 min
On today's episode, Michael and Chris are joined by Rohan and special guest, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Howard Beck, who also co-hosts SI's Crossover NBA Show. The guys talk about the Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo's place in history, super teams, Chris Paul's future, whether Mike Budenholzer should retire on top, and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan open up the mailbag to discuss Team USA drama and Kawhi Leonard's ACL surgery before a deep NBA Finals dive. Game 5 was another classic. Can the Suns tie it up Tuesday night? Keep the emails coming to OpenFloorMail@Gmail.com! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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On today's show, Michael and Chris break down Game 4, an absolute and instant Finals classic that was packed with memorable moments, from Giannis' brilliant block to Devin Booker's foul to all the excellent shot making Khris Middleton (and Booker) had throughout the contest to Chris Paul's costly turnovers. This was the best Finals game since...? Let us know what you think! OpenFloorMail@gmail.com Learn more ab...
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In today's episode, Michael and Rohan break down Game 3 of the NBA Finals and wonder if there are any adjustments the Suns can make to slow down Giannis Antetokounmpo. Speaking of Giannis, in his honor they then list the top 5 individual Finals performances that they've ever seen. If you have any thoughts on this series, our great Finals performance rankings, or Rohan's favorite sandwich, Email the show at OpenFloorMail...
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