NBA's Hang Time Podcast

NBA's Hang Time Podcast

NBA news, analysis and commentary from the staff at NBA.com. Sekou Smith hosts the weekly podcast with Rick Fox and Lang Whitaker, featuring guests from all around the league and the people who cover it. ... Show More

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July 1, 2019 70 min

Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down all of the reports from a wild first day of the 2019 NBA free agency season. They discuss which teams had the most productive 24 hours, the best players still available, and more. via Knit

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June 17, 2019 40 min

John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell recap the Raptors' championship win over the Warriors in The Finals. Then they discuss the Lakers' reported deal for Anthony Davis, how it affects the rest of the league, and storylines to watch as the offseason begins. via Knit

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June 10, 2019 24 min

John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell set the stage for Game 5 of The Finals in Toronto tonight. They discuss the electric atmosphere in Canada, Kevin Durant's potential return to the floor, Toronto's defense in Oakland, the importance of Golden State's role players, and more. via Knit

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June 4, 2019 23 min

John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell set the stage for Game 3 of The Finals in Oakland tomorrow. They discuss how injuries could affect Golden State, the Raptors' defensive scheme against Stephen Curry, the importance of Demarcus Cousins, X-factors for Toronto, and much more. via Knit

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May 27, 2019 23 min

John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell recap the Raptors' run to win the East and reach the NBA Finals. Then they look ahead to how Toronto matches up with Golden State, the storylines to follow, and more. via Knit

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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell analyze the Raptors' Game 4 win to even the East finals at 2-2. They break down the adjustments Toronto made at home, the keys for Milwaukee to bounce back in Game 5, and more. Then they dig in to the selections for the All-Rookie and All-Defensive teams, which were announced earlier this week. via Knit

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John Schuhmann and Shaun Powell break down the Raptors' big Game 3 win over the Bucks, the Warriors' play without Kevin Durant, the health of Damian Lillard, and more. Then they discuss what Magic Johnson said about the Lakers during a wide-ranging interview on ESPN. via Knit

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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down the thrilling wins by Portland and Toronto on Sunday. Then they look ahead to the conference finals matchups, discuss storylines to watch, and make predictions before Game 1s this week. via Knit

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Three-time WNBA champ Swin Cash joins Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann to break down all of the NBA playoffs action. They discuss what's next for Boston after being eliminated by Milwaukee, the Rockets' disappointing Game 5 loss, the development of Ben Simmons, the importance of Paul Millsap, and more. Then they look ahead to tonight's Game 6s and try to make sense of the latest reports out of Los Angeles. Read more

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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down Kawhi Leonard's continued dominance against the Sixers, the Nuggets' impressive Game 4 win, and more from this weekend's playoff action. Then they preview Monday night's Game 4s and discuss what the Celtics and Warriors need to do to bounce back from Game 3 losses. via Knit

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Sekou Smith joins John Schuhmann to talk about the Blazers' impressive Game 2 win on Wednesday night. Then NBA.com writer Steve Aschburner joins to discuss the Bucks' Game 2 adjustments, the Raptors' gameplan for Game 3 in Philadelphia, and more. via Knit

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April 29, 2019 27 min

Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down all of the conference semifinals action from this weekend. They discuss Golden State's Game 1 win over Houston, Boston's impressive performance against Milwaukee, the dominance of Kawhi Leonard, and more. Plus, they preview the storylines to watch in the Blazers-Nuggets series, which begins on Monday night. via Knit Read more

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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down Damian Lillard's series-winning shot and the Clippers' impressive Game 5 win over the Warriors. Then Michael Grange of Sportsnet in Toronto joins to preview the Raptors-Sixers East semifinals series, which begins on Saturday. They discuss how Toronto will defend Joel Embiid, the importance of Kawhi Leonard, the Warriors' vulnerability, and more. Read more

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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann analyze every first-round series with a focus on Nets-Sixers, Blazers-Thunder and Nuggets-Spurs. Then they preview the Bucks-Celtics semifinals matchup and discuss the Suns' decision to fire coach Igor Kokoskov. via Knit

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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss every first-round series before Game 3s and 4s this weekend. Then Shaun Powell of NBA.com joins to help analyze the Warriors vs. Clippers series before Game 3 on Thursday night. They break down the Clippers' historic Game 2 comeback, Kevin Durant's mindset, and the Warriors' level of vulnerability after DeMarcus Cousins' injury. Read more

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April 15, 2019 32 min

Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down all of the NBA playoff action from this weekend. They discuss each series and look ahead to the key storylines to monitor during the games this week. via Knit

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April 11, 2019 41 min

Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down every first-round series of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. They discuss the players to watch, key injuries, matchup scenarios, most-likely upsets and more. via Knit

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April 8, 2019 28 min

Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the Magic and Nets clinching their spots to the playoffs with less than a week to go. Then they analyze the rest of the standings, discuss possible playoff matchups and dig into the final Power Rankings of the '18-19 season. via Knit

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April 4, 2019 43 min

Thunder All-Star Paul George joins the show to talk about OKC's playoff push, Russell Westbrook's emotional 20-20-20 performance, and a lot more. Then Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann break down their picks for all of the NBA season awards, from MVP to ROY to COY. via Knit

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Sekou Smith and John Schuhmann discuss the impact of Jusuf Nurkic's injury before analyzing the candidates for Most Improved Player. Then J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star joins to break down the Pacers' resilient season, the importance of coach Nate McMillan, and the team's plans for this offseason. via Knit

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