PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Memphis Blues

December 4, 2017

It might have seemed like a ho-hum couple of weeks in the NBA, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here to catch you up on all the goings on in the league. Was it necessary for the Memphis Grizzlies to fire their head coach in the midst of their losing streak, and is it possible that the tumultuous times have yet to end there? Could Doc Rivers of the L.A. Clippers be the next to go after Blake Griffin's months-long injury? Riche and Adam also talk about the streaking Cavaliers, why less teams are tanking early in the season, the league-wide injury bug, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- The Big Green

November 24, 2017

It's all coming up Boston Celtics for this edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche dive into the team's winning streak and what has been driving Brad Stevens' team to the best record in the league so far. What has gotten into the Raptors and Nuggets to move up the standings while the same goes for the Grizzlies and Clippers, who have crashed downward? Riche and Adam also discuss Adam Silver's quest to end the one-and-done rule, the red hot combo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in Philadelphia, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NCAA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview

November 9, 2017

With college basketball ready to tip off, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are ready to put on their NCAA-Team jerseys and do a conference-by-conference preview along with 2018 NBA Draft prospects. Will the ACC or Pac 12 fill up the draft boards the way it did last year? Who is worthy of the number one pick between Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, Duke'sMarvin Bagley, and Missouri's Michael Porter Jr... or is it someone else? Riche and Adam also talk about teams to watch, the pay-off scandal that swept the college hoops world, and more So suit up and take it out with the NCAA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Out of the Gate

October 31, 2017

In this edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss the beginning of the NBA regular season and how the teams have come out of the gate, whether it be stumbling, fumbling, sprinting, or already out of it. Riche and Adam discuss the early dominance of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the shocking success of the Orlando Magic and their young star Aaron Gordon, the deplorable Phoenix Suns situation, the Cavs and Warriors coming out sloppy, and yes, we talk about that Gordon Hayward injury. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: The Warriors’ Way

October 17, 2017

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll to preview the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In this final installment, the team hits on the elite teams going into this season, but are any of them "super teams"? Can any of them beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors? Are the newly designed Cleveland Cavaliers somehow better than they were last year when Isaiah Thomas is healthy? Can the James Harden/Chris Paul back court put the Houston Rockets over the top? Riche and Adam also discuss the scoring punch of the Boston Celtics (along with defensive liabilities), the closing window for the San Antonio Spurs, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: The Big Ballers

October 10, 2017

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll to preview the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In part five, the NBA-Team takes on four teams who are projected to make some noise, but how much noise? Will the re-loaded Oklahoma City Thunder be a lightening of the load for league MVP Russell Westbrook or will there be chemistry issues? Riche and Adam also discuss the Toronto Raptors being in playoff purgatory, the Wizards capping out and going all in, the Minnesota Timberwolves getting serious for once, and more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: Don’t Tease Me, Bro

October 5, 2017

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In part four, they take on SIX teams with playoff potential but with a lot of new looks. How will the Clippers and Jazz fare without their All-Star leaders, but with plenty of talent left to recover in the ultra-competitive West? Speaking of the West, will the addition of Paul Millsap put the Nuggets into the playoff position, or will the AD-Boogie duo in New Orleans beat them to it? And just how great can Giannis Antetokounmpo truly become in Milwaukee? So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: Just Keep Swimmin’

October 2, 2017

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew RIche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll to preview the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In this installment, the duo take on five teams hanging on (desperately or otherwise) in the muddled middle of the NBA competitive balance. Is Adam actually optimistic about the Hornets for once? Can the Avery Bradley addition save Stan Van GUndy's job in Detroit? Riche and Adam also discuss the Grizzlies finally turning a new leaf, (or are they?), the Heat standing pat, the Sixers (wait, the SIXERS?!) and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: The Upside Down

September 28, 2017

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll to preview the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In part two, they take a stab at five teams with faint light at the end of a long, long tunnel. The Process might be over, but the real work (and real expectations) have only just begun for the Philadelphia 76ers. Why is Riche so down on the post-PG era Indiana Pacers? And yes, we talk about the New York Knicks because we had to, plus much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017-18 Season Preview: The Sunken Place

September 26, 2017

After a whirlwind of an offseason, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back and ready to roll to preview the upcoming NBA regular season in multiple installments as the season inches closer. In part one, they sink all the way to the bottom of the league and why hope might already be lost for five teams. Why will the Atlanta Hawks miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007? This is Brooklyn's last season without their own lottery pick, but why is it still a lost season? Riche and Adam also discuss the grease fire that is the Chicago Bulls, the ascendant (?) Orlando Magic, the tanktastic Phoenix Suns, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Holy KI-IT!

August 24, 2017

The NBA, and the trade winds, simply could not be on their best behavior while Adam Murray and Andrew Riche were away, so here comes the NBA-Team to pick up the pieces on possibly the biggest trade in the last five years in the NBA. Riche and Adam discuss every angle, scenario, ramification, and championship caliber effects on the Kyrie Irving trade on both the Cleveland side and the Boston side. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Hold My Beer

August 6, 2017

As we hit the doldrums of the NBA offseason and the smoke clears (for the most part) after the flurry of draft picks, trades, and free agency, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place to Be Nation's NBA-Team have returned to dive in on a whole slew of topics. Riche and Adam discuss the smoke and potential dumpster fire of the Cleveland Cavaliers after the uncertainty of Kyrie Irving's trade request, Kevin Prichard being the worst GM of the summer with simply one bad decision, summer league thoughts, Big3 Basketball versus TBT, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Free Agency Round-Up, a.k.a. How the East Was Lost

July 11, 2017

In this jam-packed, extra-long version of Place To Be Nation's NBA podcast, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche flex their armchair quarterback muscles to talk about every move by every team up to this point. Did teams like the Timberwolves and Celtics strike gold while the still-incompetent New York Knicks find a way to strike out yet again? We also discuss the upcoming Tax-pocalypse that may rain on Golden State's title reign, the Paul George trade, rebuilds, departures, why the previous summer's spending spree will haunt teams for years, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! "

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2017 Draft Recap

June 29, 2017

On the latest edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast, Riche and Adam try their best to sporadically go around the league to discuss the silly season already beginning after the NBA Draft. Which teams "won" or "lost" after Thursday's events? Have the Chicago Bulls irreversibly damaged their team, and is the clock now officially ticking on Tom Thibideau to get it right in Minnesota after acquiring Jimmy Butler? How did the Charlotte Hornets both win AND lose in our minds last week, and why is Riche so down on the Atlanta Hawks while Adam disagrees? We also talk about the toxicity of the Knicks' situation, lottery picks, summer league, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017 Draft Preview (Eastern Conference)

June 20, 2017

Editor's note: this was recorded just prior to the 76ers/Celtics trade rumors and subsequent deal.

The 2017 NBA Draft is almost upon us, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, is here to break down every pick in the draft team by team. In part one, after some back and forth about the Warriors’ one-sided NBA Finals victory over the Cavaliers, Riche and Adam delve into all fifteen Eastern Conference teams. Who should the new brass in Orlando pick (maybe Jonathan Isaac or Jayson Tatum?) to usher in the re-reboot of the Magic? Why will you very likely not hear the Cavaliers' name in the draft this year despite winning the East for the third straight season? Is it destiny that Malik Monk ends up with the New York Knicks? They also discuss second round picks, the Boston Celtics summer scenario rabbit hole, Milwaukee loading up on athletes, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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