The NBA Playoffs move on to the next round, and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray and Andrew Riche are here to provide all of the things you need to know. (Note: This episode was recorded prior to the Clippers/Jazz Game 7, so we talk about the potential matchups of Warriors/Jazz AND Warriors/Clippers). Who gets matched up against whom in the oil vs water series that is Rockets vs Spurs? Will the Cavaliers be able to dispatch the Raptors even more quickly than they did last year in the Eastern Conference FInals, or will Toronto pull off a surprise? Riche and Adam also talk about the testiness of the Celtics/Wizards second round series, John Wall's dominance, the Clippers living in the now, the ESPN layoff and its effect on their NBA coverage, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, begin their annual offseason report on every NBA franchise this week, beginning with the Western Conference teams already sitting at home... 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 does Adam want the Denver Nuggets to rock out to some Metallica while Riche thinks his Pelicans should listen to the "There's a Stranger In My House"? We talk about the ambiguous roster that is the Denver Nuggets, the young and untapped Minnesota Timberwolve, why the Sacramento Kings have 99 problems, but a Boogie ain't one. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
The NBA's second season, the beloved Playoffs, are about to tip off so Adam Murray and Andrew RIche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are ready to give you every angle, viewpoint, and opinion you need to know about the next two weeks. How will Adam's Boston Celtics handle the pressure of being a 1 seed against Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls? How many games will the Blazers or Grizzlies actually win against the Warriors and Spurs, respectively? Can the starters and offensive firepower of the Washington Wizards take out the flexible, defensively driven Atlanta Hawks? Riche and Adam also discuss the much-anticipated James Harden/Russell Westbrook MVP match-up, the Cavs being able to flip the switch on defense, the young vs old battle between L.A. and Utah, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
On this regular season wrap-up edition of the show, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team of Adam Murray and Andrew Riche give out some hardware of all shapes and sizes. Riche and Adam discuss their choices for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, All-NBA team selections, and the laundry list that is the Sixth Man of the Year. They also talk about biggest surprises and disappointments, why Adam is down on Phil Jackson while Andrew is still down on Boogie with the Pelicans. They also talk about the Orlando Magic whiteboard controversy, LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas' MVP cases, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
After a long, March Madness-induced break from the NBA, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team, are back and ready to talk all things pro hoops, even though many superstar players would rather sit this one out. Is there a fairly simpler solution to the DNP-Rest epidemic that is sweeping the league? (Hint: It involves losing games) Why is Adam convinced that the Phoenix Suns, despite Devin Booker's historic 70-point performance, are having a worse season than the NEts? Riche and Adam also talk about the Piston's struggles, the suddenly tight race at the top of the East (or is it really?), the muddled bottom of the West, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
On this NCAA Tournament special edition of the podcast, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche take a short break from the NBA-Team talk to discuss the NBA Draft prospects of the NCAA Tournament and all other topics tourney related. How good can this point guard class at the top of the draft be, and which players can boost their stock in the next week or two (or maybe three)? Riche and Adam also discuss the various prospects by conference, how good Duke truly is as a tournament team and as pros, and a lot of sleepers to keep an eye on. So suit up and take it out college-style with the NCAA-Team!
The beloved trade deadline has passed, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team still have some lasting thoughts about all of the deals that went down. Riche and Adam talk about the front office mess with the Lakers, the Sixers pulling off another late season tank job, and the blockbuster trade that united Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis in New Orleans... for now. They also talk about potential veteran rentals, the Academy Awards and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
On this edition of the NBA-Team Podcast, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss teams and players to keep an eye on after the All Star break, trade scenarios for every team (Disclaimer: This was recorded before the DeMarcus Cousins trade actually went down), and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
We have reached the dog days of the NBA season right before the All Star break, where teams and players are either dragging their feet or getting into the groove. Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are here to discuss which teams or players are headed in opposite directions. What has given the Washington Wizards so much momentum going into their Monday night match-up against a Cavaliers team looking for answers on and off the court? Riche and Adam also talk about Zach LaVine's season-ending injury, the Raptors falling off, when we may see contract buyouts, Yogi Ferrell's performance in Dallas and the D-League call-up pipeline, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
On this super-sized edition of Place to Be Nation's NBA-Team, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche give out their grades for all 30 NBA teams and wind up with some fascinating debates. Why do the Philadelphia 76ers get an A+ from Riche and will Joel "The Process" Embiid make the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a rookie? Why did the normally unwatchable Memphis Grizzlies get some very high marks? What do the Bucks need to do to get out of their recent snag (Adam has an interesting solution)? They also talk about filling out the All-Star roster, the Warriors routing the Cavaliers in a marquee game on MLK Day, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
The NBA season reaches its midway point this week, and Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are discussing all things across the league. How will Golden State do in round two against the Cavaliers on Martin Luther King Day and against the Thunder on Wednesday night? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss the DeMarcus Cousins max extension rumors and why RIche is still not convinced he is staying in Sacramento long-term. They also talk about the John Wall/Jae Crowder altercation, the hyper-competitive Eastern Conference, the Kyle Korver trade to the Cavs, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
Today is a good day now that you're listening to Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team! On this first episode in the year 2017, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche break down the triple double mania in the NBA and which leader has impressed them the most between Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Riche and Adam also discuss the mess at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff race, Isaiah Thomas' amazing performance against the Miami Heat, the Christmas games, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
It is time for Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team to spread some holiday cheer (along with the customary podcast jeers) around the NBA. They discuss the passing of Craig Sager and his impact on courtside reporting, the newly agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement and what changes we can expect going forward in the new deal, and preview the Christmas Day slate of games (including the Warriors/Cavs game in Cleveland) on ESPN and ABC. Riche and Adam also give out a unique set of Christmas gifts discussing potential players on the move, the many busts of this past summer's free agency, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
On the latest edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast (which is now exclusively on the PTBN POP feed), Adam Murray and Andrew Riche discuss the never-ending war of attrition for the Memphis Grizzlies, and how they are somehow thriving with their "Nasty Nine." Riche and Adam also talk about the packed playoff picture for the Eastern Conference, how much longer Alvin Gentry can possibly last in New Orleans, the Houston Rockets' situation with Donatas Montiejunas, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!
On this post-Thanksgiving edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast (now exclusively on the PTBN POP feed), Adam Murray and Andrew Riche touch on a variety of topics as November comes to a close. How different was Kevin Love's 34-point first quarter vs the Blazers versus Klay Thompson's 37-point third quarter vs the Kings in 2015? Have we seen our first signs of potential upheaval of the NBA Replay System after the mishandling of the Kings/Raptors ending? Why have the Minnesota Timberwolves yet to turn the corner early on under Tom Thibodeau and how much longer could it take? Riche and Adam also talk about Black Friday shopping, the pitfalls of trading newly signed contracts for older ones, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!