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August 3rd, 2021    

NBA Team: Gone Fishin’ 2021 - The Last Roundup

We finish off with our season wrap-ups with the champion Bucks, the Suns, 76ers, Nets....and the Wizards. Can you guess which one of these teams is not like the other?

July 27th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Fear the Deer, Love the Offseason

The confetti has finally been cleaned up in Milwaukee to close out the 2021 NBA season, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, journey onward as they recap the NBA Finals between the Bucks and Suns, Giannis silencing his critics for good, and what this itle really means for small market teams. After that, Riche and Adam also preview the NBA Draft, where the Pistons sit at number one but with an intriguing top six. Then they finish up with free agency talk for what looks to be a less scintillating crop, which might lead to big trades rather than signings. So suit up and take it out in Episode 201 of the NBA-Team!

July 20th, 2021    

NBA Team - Gone Fishin’: La Niña

As our gone fishin' offseason series continues, we now focu on teams that set sail this year and landed in the playoffs... only some crashed and burned earlier into their journeys than others.  This episode features Utah, Boston, Denver, Miami, and the LA Clippers. Why La Niña, you ask? It's because during these episodes, Adam's daughter decided now was the time to start training for a marathon during these episodes, so sorry for the background noise. Anyway, Enjoy

July 17th, 2021    

NBA Team - Gone Fishin’: La Pinta

As our gone fishin' offseason series continues, we now focu on teams that set sail this year and landed in the playoffs... only some crashed and burned earlier into their journeys than others.  This episode features the LA Lakers, Atlanta, Dallas, Portland, and New York. Enjoy

July 13th, 2021    

NBA Team - Gone Fishin’: La Santa Maria

As our gone fishin' offseason series continues, we now focu on teams that set sail this year and landed in the playoffs... only some crashed and burned earlier into their journeys than others.  This episode features Memphis, Charlotte, Golden State, Indiana, and San Antonio. Enjoy.

July 5th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2021 NBA Finals Preview

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! We are now at the end of the road for the 2021 NBA postseason, and we will have a NEW holder of the Larry O’Brien Trophy. But will it be Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton’s Milwaukee Bucks or will it be Chris Paul and Devin Booker’s Phoenix Suns? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team on the Pop feed, are going to break down how these two teams got here, Giannis’ availability, and predict the champion. Riche and Adam also discuss coaching moves, the Olympic roster rounding into form, the Damian Lillard rumors, and more. So suit up and take it out (Finals style!) with the NBA-Team!

June 22nd, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2021 Conference Finals Preview

We are now down to four! Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, recap a wild second round which saw three upsets, including that epic battle between the Bucks and Nets. Then it is on to the Conference Finals, where Riche and Adam discuss the Clippers’ chances without Kawhi, the Bucks finding their mojo, Devin Booker, and Trae Young. Other topics include the wacky coaching carousel, the injury epidemic, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team.

June 14th, 2021    

NBA Team Episode #195: Gone Fishin’ Pt 2: The Lost Highway

Andrew and Adam give the final post mortem to four teams who weren't bad enough to be on the tank level, but not bad-good enough to make the new 10 seed tournament. This week focuses on Chicago, Toronto, New Orleans, and Sacramento.

June 8th, 2021    

NBA Team #194 - 2021 Playoffs Round 2 Preview

The NBA Playoffs are in the 2nd Round and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, will preview each of the four second-round matchups. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

June 1st, 2021    

NBA Team #191.5: The Early Worm…Part 2

The second half of our end of season post-mortum on this season's most downtrodden teams (for their own reasons of course). In this half, we finish off Cleveland, Detroit, Oklahoma City, and Orlando. Each team, although not as bad as our two friends in the first half of this episode (MIN/HOU) they're all in different stages of their respective rebuilds.

May 25th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2021 Playoff Preview

Now that the Play-In Tournament has officially completed, the NBA Playoffs are officially tipping off and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, will preview each of the eight first-round matchups. The Grizzlies and Wizards survived the Play-In, but how much longer will they stick around? (Spoiler: It won’t be long). Can the LeBron and A.D.’s Lakers pull off an upset (?!) over Chris Paul and Devin Booker’s Suns? Will the future league MVP make it to the next round? Who will pass the test between two recent playoff “newcomers” in the Knicks and Hawks? Riche and Adam also talk about the return of capacity crowds, the Bucks avenging last year’s loss to the Heat, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

May 18th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: The Cone of Uncertainty

The playoff hurricane is nearing NBA landfall, but there is still a whole lotta “what if’s” and second guesses about what is going to happen with the new 8-team play-in tournament. That’s why Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to talk some sense into everyone, at least they hope. On episode 192, Riche and Adam will also discuss who they think deserves the annual NBA Awards (some of which they don’t always agree), Marv Albert’s impending retirement, an epic Hall of Fame ceremony more than a year in the making, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

May 11th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA Team #191: Gone Fishing 2021: The Early Worm…. Part 1

For the first time ever, the offseason previews start while the season is going, but to be fair, some teams were already in the offseason weeks...or months ago. This episode features perennial mainstay the Minnesota Timberwolves, who started the season 2-0, only to win 1 of their next 11 and eventually fire their coach and newcomers the Houston Rockets who made a series of questionable trades dealing both James Harden and Russell Westbrook and then lost 20 in a row at one point.

May 4th, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Who’s On First?

In episode 190, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, check back on an eventful week of games. Will the race for first in the East turn into a three way dance between Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Milwaukee? Can the rising Phoenix Suns or Joker’s Denver Nuggets keep the Spider-less Utah Jazz on their toes at the top spot in the West? Riche and Adam also discuss Dr J’s all time teams, LeBron and AD’s return, Jayson Tatum’s 60-point game, and what the hell Kevin Love was doing. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team on Place To Be Nation’s Pop Experience feed!

April 22nd, 2021    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Walking the Line

The grind towards the end of the regular season continues, but some NBA teams are wearing down while others are gearing up. Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to dissect where teams are at and where they might wind up in the expanded playoff race, from the surging teams in the East to the reeling Pelicans in the West. In episode 189,  Riche and Adam also discuss the devastating injury to Jamal Murray and the Nuggets, a close call for Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz, Jayson Tatum and Steph Curry’s torrid April run, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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