PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Keeping It Cavalier

February 13, 2018

The trade deadline has passed by, and the All Star Break is upon us, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are here and ready to unload about all of the wheelings, dealings, and misgivings over the past week. What, exactly, are LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers trying to do with their slew of trades. The team might be new, but are they improved. Riche and Adam also discuss the Knicks going for assets after losing Kristaps Porzingis for the season, potentially dangerous teams after the All Star Break in the standings, and even some 2018 NBA Lottery talk. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Boogie Down

February 5, 2018

As the title suggests, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team looks back and forward as Andrew Riche mourns the loss of DeMarcus Cousins for his New Orleans Pelicans but Adam Murray comforts him with the silver lining that is the Nikola Mirotic acquisition. But that is only the tip of the iceberg for this episode. Adam and Riche also discuss the huge Blake Griffin to Pistons deal, Jason Kidd's firing in Milwaukee, potential trade targets (including.... LeBron James?!), James Harden's historic 60-point triple double, teams desperate for a break, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: Tunnel Vision

January 23, 2018

After finding a secret tunnel in search of one another, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, reconvene for a new episode covering all things Association. They give out mid-season grades for plenty of teams, why tanking has not been as prevalent at this point in the season, and who gets the dreaded F grade. Riche and Adam also discuss trade-able contracts, the win-loss standing purgatory the Jazz and Hornets find themselves in, the Cavaliers' defensive struggles, the Clippers/Rockets beef, and much much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- New Years Hangover

January 9, 2018

In their first episode of 2018, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, ring in the new year with a recaps, resolutions, and regrets for teams and players throughout the league. Topics include the suddenly scrappy Los Angeles Clippers, Kyrie Irving's latest shoe ad, the long-awaited return (and arrival) of Isaiah Thomas in Cleveland, how two-way contracts may hurt the G-League's popularity, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!"

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- Hoop-y Holidays IV

December 19, 2017

It's time for joy (and some jeer) in many ways as Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray and Andrew Riche are ready for their annual holiday episode. The team gives out gifts of all sorts as we talk about who has naughty and nice, who is standing under the mistletoe, and the dreaded lump of coal gift. Riche and Adam also discuss this year's Christmas Day slate (which includes Cavaliers vs. Warriors), why the league is not in P.R. hell like the NFL, the rookie class, and much more! So suit up in your big red suit and take it out with the NBA-Team!" Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

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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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