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

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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September 28, 2021 68 min

In today's episode, Michael and Rohan discuss the NBA's anti-vaccination problem, why the regular season isn't appreciated like it should be, what the perfect lineup around Zion Williamson would look like, Ja Morant's apparently controversial ranking on SI's Top 100 list, and Michael's new magazine feature about Karl-Anthony Towns

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September 24, 2021 68 min

On today's episode, Michael is joined by SI staff writer Jeremy Woo to break down the rest of Sports Illustrated's Top 100 list! They get into KD vs. Giannis vs. LeBron, whether Trae Young is too high, if Zion Williamson is too low, why Carmelo Anthony was never considered (sorry Melo!) and so much more

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September 21, 2021 73 min

In today's episode, Rohan and Michael introduce the first half of Sports Illustrated's Top 100! They explain how the list was put together, break down snubs and players they wish were higher or lower, debate which fanbase will be the most upset, and so much more!

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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. 

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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! 

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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!

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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!

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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! 

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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

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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