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September 27th, 2022    

NBA-Team - 2022-23 Previews: The Upper Middle Class

The NBA is a harsh mistress. You have to spend A LOT of money - just to be a 6 seed AT BEST?! Whaaaaat?! In this episode, Andrew and Adam preview Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, and the LA Lakers. Enjoy !

September 20th, 2022    

NBA Team - 2022-23 Previews: The Lower Middle Class

Episode 250! Andrew and Adam reflect on 250 episodes and continue with their upcoming season previews where you have teams who spent some significant capital to be this low on the list...and i mean we're talking best case scenario is the 9 seed?!  Featured in this group are New York, Charlotte, New Orleans, Washington, Portland, and Toronto. Enjoy!

September 16th, 2022    

NBA Team - 2022-23 Previews: The Lower Class: Part 2

Andrew and Adam are back to preview the upcoming NBA Season. This Episode deals has a little bit of everything, a Detroit team who is looking to build their way out of this, Indiana whom is firmly entrenched in this zone, and some newcomers in San Antonio and Utah who think are currently following the best 8th graders in the country. Enjoy!

September 13th, 2022    

NBA Team - 2022-23 Previews: The Lower Class: Part 1

Andrew and Adam are back to preview the upcoming NBA Season. This Episode deals with the Tanks of the Tanks, those who have mortgaged their present with Lottery Tickets in the Present and the Future, including this year's #1-4 Draft Picks - Orlando, Oklahoma City, Houston, and Sacramento. Enjoy!

August 30th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Sophomore of the Year

We know who won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award over the years, but which players in their respective classes had the best second season? Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, on this special edition of the podcast, will go through the last decade-plus over the years and give out some retroactive Sophomore of the Year awards. Who got the 2014 award between Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard? Did the Ben Simmons/Donovan Mitchell ROY race of 2018 duplicate itself in 2019? Is it possible for Giannis and Rudy Gobert to NOT win on their second tries?! The answers may surprise you. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team! 

August 9th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Goodbye, Mr. Russell

It might the long summer nights of August, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are reconvening to give the listeners what they want. Unfortunately, they start off with talk about the recent passing and immense legacy of the ultimate winner: Bill Russell. How does advance statistics make Russell look even greater than he already was? Did the Phoenix Suns box themselves in by matching Deandre Ayton’s offer sheet from Indiana? Riche and Adam also discuss Summer League, the depth of the Eastern Conference, Dwight Howard wanting to be a pro wrestler, and more! So suit up and take it out in episode 246 with the NBA-Team!  

July 26th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Who Won That Trade?

The games might be over in the NBA (unless you count summer league), so Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are going to entertain the basketball podcast masses and play a game of their own. In this episode, they will discuss mega trades of years past and try to determine once and for all who won and who wound up holding the bag. Why did Chris Paul’s team both win AND lose in the trade that brought him to Houston? How badly did Sam Presti drop the ball when he sent James Harden out of Oklahoma City? And why does the Rudy Gobert trade remind Riche so much of a previous super deal: The Carmelo Anthony/Knicks deal? So suit up and take it out in episode 245 with the NBA-Team!

July 12th, 2022    

NBA-Team - Gone Fishin’ Pt 4: Set Sail

Andrew and Adam finally wrap up the 2021-22 season with some final notes on the following teams: DAL, MIL, MIA, PHX, BOS, GSW and putting a bow on the past year. As always, thank you for listening this season. We've enjoyed doing this. (note: this was taped prior to the NBA draft)

July 5th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: I Want Some of That Lu Dort Money

Free agency frenzy is off and running, and the chaos has spilled onto the podcast floor for Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, but they do their best to keep it all on the court. We answer the question Brian Windhorst and the world wants to know: What are the Jazz up to? Did the Minnesota Timberwolves just make the riskiest trade in NBA history, and will it still pay off? Why is Riche so obsessed with the luxury tax? Are the Knicks delusional or is Jalen Brunson truly the missing piece? Why in name of everything holy did the Thunder give Lu Dort $87 million?! Riche and Adam also discuss the super max extensions, the Kevin Durant trade talk, the Blazers rebooting or not, draft picks, and more! So suit up and take it out in an hour-long episode 243 with the NBA-Team!

June 28th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Marco Paolo

The 2022 NBA Draft is officially in the books, with the Magic in a mild surprise picking Duke’s Paolo Banchero number one, and while the new prospects are putting on their team caps, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are putting their thinking caps on to play 4-D chess with the teams coming off the draft and leading into free agency this week. Did the Magic FINALLY get “that dude” they have desperately needed? Are the Detroit Pistons, after picking Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren, going to try to get Jalen Brunson AND Miles Bridges?! Riche and Adam also discuss the Knicks being the Knicks, G-League Ignite, Kyrie being a malcontent again, Bradley Beal, and more! So suit up and take it out in episode 242 with the NBA-Team!

June 21st, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Chef’s Kiss Goodnight

The Warriors have won their fourth NBA championship in eight seasons, but even though the trophies have been given out, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are still on the court ready to take their listeners on a ride. Has Steph Curry sealed his legacy in the pantheon now that he finally has a Finals MVP, but can he do it again before the 34-year-old reaches his twilight? What was it like having the first “regular” season in three years? Has this year’s Draft “buzz-less”? Does co-expert Adam Murray still have cable? Listen in for the spicy answers! So suit up and take it out in episode 241 with NBA-Team!

June 14th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Shooting the Breeze and Threes

The NBA Finals between the Celtics and Warriors is still being played, but one other team is also at work: Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, with a brand new episode talking about… well, anything! In this episode, Riche and Adam talk about the greatness of Steph Curry, the new obsession with drop coverage defense, trade talk, LIV golf (?!), Quin Snyder quitting the Jazz, the NBA Draft, and more! So suit up and take it out in Episode 240 with the NBA-Team!

June 7th, 2022    

NBA-Team Episode 239: Gone Fishin’ Pt 3: Life is a Highway

Andrew and Adam are back with another series of post-mortem for the season. All of these teams are firmly on the playoff highway, but each need to figure out the right exits to take to take them to the next level ... and also the New York Knicks, because we forgot them last time. Teams included this episode are:  NYK, NO, MIN, TOR, DEN, UTA, PHI & MEM.

May 31st, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2022 NBA Finals Preview

The countdown is almost at its end, as we have finally reached the 2022 NBA Finals between two original franchises for the league’s 75th season, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to break it all down. Are the Boston Celtics too physical for the Golden State Warriors to handle, or will small ball and switching defense push Curry, Klay, and Draymond to potentially their fourth title? Is Jayson Tatum ready to make that ultimate leap as the leader of a championship team or will turnovers do him in? Riche and Adam also discuss coaching changes, the All-NBA selections, Las Vegas & Seattle being on the docket for new teams, and more! So suit up and take it out Finals styles in episode 238 with the NBA-Team!

May 17th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Conference Finals Preview

We have finally reached the NBA’s version of the final four (The Eastern and Western Conference Finals), but are they the matchups we all thought they would be? Maybe not, but Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team on the Pop Feed, are here to preview them and predict some winners. Now that the Warriors are back in the conference finals with Steph, Klay and Draymond, are they ready to go back to the Finals or will the upset-happy Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks spoil the party in the Bay, too? The top seeds in the East between the Heat and Celtics, but how physical will it get after the Celtics went through a war against Giannis and the Bucks? Riche and Adam also talk about the Sixers’ failures, the upcoming NBA Draft lottery, defense still winning championships, and more! So suit up and take it out in episode 237 with the NBA-Team!

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