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

June 15, 2017

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 Western Conference teams. Despite the hype, why is Lonzo Ball not just the best choice for the Lakers, but the only choice that makes sense? Why is it so important for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings to get their lottery picks right this year compared to the previous ones? Will Portland trade one, two, or all of their draft picks in the first round, and will the Memphis Grizzlies somehow get back in? They also discuss all the prospects, second round sleepers, the thin international pool, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- What’s On Your Playlist (Playoff Teams)

June 6, 2017

Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, finish their annual offseason report on every NBA franchise this week, now discussing all 16 playoff teams… with a twist. Riche and Adam will suggest some music for the teams to listen to in the long offseason, and results may vary. Why have the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz suddenly become the most interesting teams of this summer? Is there anything the Warriors or Cavaliers can do to actually get better? They also discuss the Wizards' bench problem, the Rockets' trade scenarios, the Hawks potentially pushing the reset button again, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast: 2017 NBA Finals Preview

May 30, 2017

After a long and somewhat predictable wait, the NBA Finals, and a third consecutive match-up between the last two NBA Champs in the Cavaliers and Warriors, have finally arrived. Now, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are here to break down everything they can imagine from this highly anticipated series. How will the Warriors guard LeBron now that they have Durant at the forward position instead of Harrison Barnes? Will the Cavs' defensive strategy of getting chippy with Steph Curry now work like it did in the previous Finals? Is it possible that leaving Klay Thompson open might be the Cavs' best option? They also discuss who are the "bad guys" of this year's Finals, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and some news and notes to close out the show. So suit up and take it out, NBA Finals style, with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- What’s On Your Playlist (Eastern Conference)

May 7, 2017

Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, continue their annual offseason report on every NBA franchise this week, turning to the Eastern Conference teams already sitting at home... with a twist. Riche and Adam will suggest some music for the teams to listen in the long offseason, and results may vary. What Ariana Grande song did Riche use to describe Rob Hennigan, the now former GM of the lowly Orlando Magic? Who is still willing to play the waiting game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers? (Adam makes a passionate case about why the Process may have ultimately failed Sixers fans). They also talk about why we should expect the same ole from the Charlotte Hornets, the heaping pile of toxic waste that is the New York Knicks organization, the resilient Miami Heat, Lonzo Ball's overpriced shoes, Adam Sandler movies, and more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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