Pro Basketball Talk On Nbc Sports Podcast

Informações:

Synopsis

Kurt Helin and the team from ProBasketballTalk at NBCSports.com talk all things NBA basketball: news, analysis and even the ridiculous. Regular guests include NBA players and media members.

Episodes

  •  Debating Russell Westbrooks legacy, loving play-in tournaments

    Debating Russell Westbrook's legacy, loving play-in tournaments

    06/05/2021 Duration: 01h14min

    Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Russell Westbrook would go down as the second-best point guard of all-time (behind Magic Johnson).That seemed extreme.But Westbrook is posting historic numbers, building his resume and helping Washington surge into the postseason.Dan Feldman and Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington discussed Westbrook's legacy and the NBA's hotly contested play-in tournaments on the latest ProBasketballTalk Podcast:.

  • Bubbleball with Ben Golliver

    Bubbleball with Ben Golliver

    03/05/2021 Duration: 52min

    There has never been and will never be anything again like the 2019-20 NBA season. From Kobe Bryant's death through the pandemic shutting down the league to the season being resurrected in "the bubble" on the Walt Disney campus in Orlando, it was unique. Ben Golliver of the Washington Post was on the inside and wrote about his bubble experiences in a new book, "Bubbleball," which covers basketball, mental health, social justice, and Kawhi Leonard in a golf cart. Ben joins Kurt Helin of NBC Sports to talk about the book, his experiences, and what we can take away from the bubble into the coming playoffs (will the Clippers fold again, or are they different?).

  • Jazz and Suns appreciation episode

    Jazz and Suns appreciation episode

    29/04/2021 Duration: 59min

    The Nets, Lakers and Clippers are deservedly championship favorites.But this isn't just a three-horse race.The Jazz and Suns – who've been the NBA's best teams so far this season – absolutely have title chances. Even if they fall short of that ultimate prize in the playoffs, Utah and Phoenix deserve even more commendation for their overall success this year.Dan Feldman talked with Jazz beat writer Tony Jones of The Athletic and Suns beat writer Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic about these high-quality teams.

  • Celtics questions, Wizards run and East playoff chase

    Celtics questions, Wizards run and East playoff chase

    29/04/2021 Duration: 46min

    Teams have about 10 games left and the Eastern Conference playoff chase is still both wide open and confusing. Can anyone explain Boston's ups and downs? How has defense fueled the Wizards' recent run? Did the Bulls miss on Daniel Gafford? Of the Bucks, Nets, and 76ers, which one comes out of the East? The Knicks turnaround has been brilliant, but are they are playoff threat this year? Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington and Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports and Celtics Blog join Kurt Helin of NBC Sports to break down the East playoff chase over the final 10 games of this condensed season.

  • Whats left to learn the rest of this NBA regular season?

    What's left to learn the rest of this NBA regular season?

    22/04/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    The NBA regular season is about 80% complete. Some teams have established themselves as much as possible in the regular season and are just biding their time until an opportunity to prove themselves in the playoffs. Other teams are tanking strategically emphasizing resting good veterans and developing bad young players.But the regular season isn't over.There are still at least a few things to learn the rest of the regular season.Dan Feldman and J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star discuss with an emphasis on the Celtics, Mavericks, Raptors, Bulls and Warriors and MVP and Sixth Man of the Year races.

  • Talking Stephen Curry, West playoff chase with Drew Shiller

    Talking Stephen Curry, West playoff chase with Drew Shiller

    21/04/2021 Duration: 35min

    Stephen Curry is on the kind of roll that is getting the attention of fans, MVP voters, and opponents alike. What does that mean for the Warriors' playoff chances, and what does it mean for the franchise going forward as it looks ahead to next season and beyond? Drew Shiller, the Warriors outsider from NBC Sports Bay Area, joins Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports. The trio also discusses the wide-open playoff chase in the West, not sleeping on Utah or Phoenix, and does the entire conference come down to the health of Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

  • NBA Trade Deadline winners and losers

    NBA Trade Deadline winners and losers

    26/03/2021 Duration: 47min

    Who came out on top in a hectic NBA Trade Deadline day where we saw 16 deals in a span of hours? Did Denver make itself a legit title contender by adding Aaron Gordon to the mix with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray? What about Chicago, picking up All-Star center Nikola Vucevic? Miami landed Victor Oladipo, but both it and Philadelphia struck out with Kyle Lowry, who stayed in Toronto. How much will Rajon Rondo help the Clippers? Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports break down all the big trades plus get into a discussion about the upcoming buyout market.

  • NBA trade deadline preview with USA Todays Mark Medina

    NBA trade deadline preview with USA Today's Mark Medina

    16/03/2021 Duration: 48min

    Who is likely to be on the move at the NBA trade deadline? LaMarcus Aldridge? Kyle Lowry? Aaron Gordon? Will Atlanta decide to move on from promising young player John Collins? Where will players such as P.J. Tucker or George Hill land? Kurt Helin from NBC Sports and Mark Medina of the USA Today talk about all of that, whether this is going to be an active trade deadline at all, which players are more likely to be bought out, and who will be buyers at the deadline.

  • MVP and other mid-season NBA awards

    MVP and other mid-season NBA awards

    11/03/2021 Duration: 43min

    Who was the MVP for the first half of the NBA season: Joel Embiid? LeBron James? Nikola Jokic? Is LaMelo Ball running away with Rookie of the Year? What about Coach of the Year, should it be Quin Snyder with the Jazz? Tom Thibodeau with the Knicks? Don't sleep on the job that Gregg Popovich is doing with the Spurs. Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports dive into both of those and the rest of the major NBA awards at the mid-point of the season.

  • Picking our 2021 All-Star starters, reserves

    Picking our 2021 All-Star starters, reserves

    18/02/2021 Duration: 42min

    The 2021 NBA All-Star Game is happening March 7 in Atlanta, whether the players want it or not. But which players will get selected? Who should get picked, both by the fans (and media/players) as starters, and as reserves? Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports lay out their picks and debate both the starters and the fringes of the team, where arguments for a number of players likely to just miss the cut can be made.

  • Biggest surprises, disappointments this season

    Biggest surprises, disappointments this season

    04/02/2021 Duration: 51min

    We are a quarter of the way into this NBA season, and there have been surprises — Memphis, Cleveland — and there have been disappointments, such as Dallas and Miami. Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman from NBC Sports discuss those four teams and more, and delve into what got them there and if they can sustain it/turn things around.

  • Does James Harden trade make Brooklyn a title lock?

    Does James Harden trade make Brooklyn a title lock?

    14/01/2021 Duration: 38min

    The Brooklyn Nets pushed all their chips into the middle of the table in a trade for James Harden, forming a super trio with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving (when he returns). Is that enough? Can these three stars get along on offense, and the bigger question, will they have enough defense to win at the highest levels? Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman from NBC Sports break down the trade, what it means for Brooklyn, where Houston goes from here, and why Indiana and Cleveland did well. The duo also talks about the coronavirus and its impact on the league and season.

  • NBA season preview: Who is MVP? Can anyone beat the Lakers?

    NBA season preview: Who is MVP? Can anyone beat the Lakers?

    23/12/2020 Duration: 42min

    Is Giannis Antetokounmpo going to repeat as MVP, or can a first-timer such as Luka Doncic pick up the award this year? Is No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards going to be Rookie of the Year? And is there any team in the West — or the East for that matter — that can rise up and knock LeBron James and the Lakers off the mountain top? Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports dive into all of this, make their predictions (and yes, both of them have the Lakers going back-to-back — but it's not going to be easy).

  • Washington Wizards talk and Eastern Conference preview

    Washington Wizards talk and Eastern Conference preview

    17/12/2020 Duration: 52min

    The Washington Wizards' clear goal is to make the playoffs this season, and they are banking on Russell Westbrook to help lift Bradley Beal and the rest of the squad up to that level. Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington joins Kurt Helin of NBC to talk about what Beal wants if he is going to stay in Washington, and if a team with Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans, and Rui Hachimura can become a solid playoff team in the East. The pair also then discuss all of the Eastern conference, from Milwaukee and Miami at the top through an interesting to watch but not very good Charlotte team.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signs + West preview

    Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signs + West preview

    15/12/2020 Duration: 37min

    Giannis Antetokounmpo has chosen to stay in Milwaulkee, which is fantastic for the Bucks, maybe good for the league, but bad for the free agent market next summer. The Bucks are title contenders this season but will they keep spending to stay at that level? Were does Antetokounmpo's decision leave Miami, Dallas, and other teams interested in him. Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman from NBC Sports get into all of that, then jump into previewing the Western Conference and discuss if any team can knock the Lakers off the mountain top.

  • 2020 NBA Mock Draft (and some James Harden talk)

    2020 NBA Mock Draft (and some James Harden talk)

    16/11/2020 Duration: 57min

    It's a draft with far more questions than answers: LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, or Anthony Edwards for the top pick? Does someone trade up to snag Wiseman? What do the Bulls do at No. 4? The Hawks at 6? Does a potentially strong player like Isaac Okoro or Onyeka Okongwu slide down the board and make some team very happy. There's a lot of solid talent in the draft, not a lot of star talent and Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman break it all down. They also digest the latest James Harden rumors.

  • Shaq, Kobe, Phil and the Laker dynasty with Jeff Pearlman

    Shaq, Kobe, Phil and the Laker dynasty with Jeff Pearlman

    12/11/2020 Duration: 40min

    There is something captivating about the three-peat Lakers of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant — the way they feuded, the way they won, and ultimately the way they came apart. One of the best sportswriters alive today, Jeff Pearlman, joins the NBC ProBasketballTalk Podcast to talk about that team and his new book, "Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty" (now available wherever books are sold). We delve into the team and discuss how Kobe's and Shaq's attitudes about how to approach life impacted their rocky relationship, the rough early years they were together, Phil Jackson's role, and ultimately how it all came apart. Pearlman provides fantastic insights and fascinating stories about these legendary players and their iconic team that is now part of Lakers' lore.

  • NBA offseason preview: Free agency, trades, more

    NBA offseason preview: Free agency, trades, more

    22/10/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    It may be October heading into November, but the NBA offseason is here and there are a lot of questions: Will Giannis Antetokounmpo lock in with the Bucks? Will Victor Oladipo get traded? What about Chris Paul? Will the Timberwolves or Golden State trade out of one of the top couple picks in the NBA draft? Which teams made a smart hire with their new coach. Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports are joined by friend of the podcast Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports/Real GM/Celtics blog to go over all of that and more — there is even Jakob Poeltl talk. Listen and you will be better prepped for the coming NBA offseason.

  • NBA Finals Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

    NBA Finals Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

    28/09/2020 Duration: 47min

    It's moved from June to October, and rather than cross-country flights everyone will be in a bubble in Orlando, but the NBA Finals are finally here: The Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Miami Heat. The Lakers are the heavy favorites but Miami posses some matchup challenges, starting with Bam Adebayo on Anthony Davis. Add in Jimmy Butler checking LeBron James for stretches, and the Heat shooters such as Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson, and this is not going to be a cakewalk for Los Angeles. Mark Medina of the USA today joins Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports to break down the Finals, talk about what it would take for Miami to pull off the upset, and discuss how this matchup could influence how other teams build out their rosters in the future.

  • Which players stock rose most in the bubble?

    Which players' stock rose most in the bubble?

    24/09/2020 Duration: 38min

    In the wake of Tyler Herro looking like the best offensive player Miami has seen since some guy decided to go back home to Cleveland, the question becomes what players have helped themselves the most in the bubble, and in the playoffs in particular? Not coincidentally, Miami and Denver have a lot of those players. Kurt Helin and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports get into that, talk some Boston/Miami series, and also talk about the recent coaching carousel including Billy Donovan to Chicago and the fact no team has hired a Black coach this offseason.

page 1 from 11