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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!

May 10th, 2022    

NBA-Team #236: 2022 Gone Fishin’ Part Two: The Weight of Expectations

With the 2021-2022 season in the books, we can now start to take a look back at some teams who had to deal with varying expectations, from a pencilled in Championship to absolutely none at all. In this episode, Andrew and Adam discuss ATL, LAC, CHI, CLE, LAl, CHA, BKN, and SA. Enjoy!

May 3rd, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Conference Semis Preview

The NBA has found its elite eight teams as we move on to the second round of the Playoffs, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, are here to discuss all the matchups and recap the first round. Why is Adam so confident that the Embiid-less Sixers have zero chance against the Miami Heat? Will we finally get the epic Celtics/Bucks series that belly flopped three years ago? We’re Riche’s Pelicans a bigger scare for the Suns than the Mavericks are? Who wins the pace versus space battle between the Grizzlies and Warriors?
Should we get rid of the ref review cam so that they don’t think they are the stars of the show? A lot of questions, and we try to supply the answers and more! So suit up and take it out in episode 235 with the NBA-Team!

April 26th, 2022    

NBA-Team #234: 2022 Gone Fishin’ Part 1: Scratch & Win

With the 2021-2022 regular season in the books, we can now start to take a look back at some teams who quickly sunk to the bottom to collect all the possible lottery tickets they can. This episode Andrew and Adam discuss the shortcomings of the following teams: DET, IND, POR, ORL, HOU, WAS, OKC, SAC.

April 19th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: 2022 First Round Preview

Someone fire up that Jim Mora sound bite because the NBA PLAYOFFS have finally begun and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to preview all eight matchups. In this episode, the team talks about Heat/Hawks, Sixers/Raptors, Celtics/Nets, Bucks/Bulls in the East, then they discuss Suns/Pelicans, Mavericks/Jazz, Grizzlies/Timberwolves, and Warriors/Nuggets in the West. So suit up and take it out in episode 233 with the NBA-Team!

April 12th, 2022    

PTBN’s NBA-Team: Are You In, Off, or Out?

The regular season is just about over, but a lot of playoff and play-in races (along with some awards) are coming down to the wire, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche, Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team, are here to talk about all the scenarios! What should be the new term for playoff teams taking it easy? What should the Lakers ACTUALLY do now that their season is officially done? Can Toronto (and the vaccine-mandated Canadian border) make some noise as they surge thanks to Pascal Siakam and Scottie Barnes? Why does Adam believe that the MVP race is O-V-E-R? Riche and Adam also discuss play-in matchups, Jayson Tatum on a tear, and… the return of Kawhi Leonard?! Suit up, and take it out in episode 232 with the NBA-Team!

April 5th, 2022    

NBA Team 231: NCAA Team: Big Man on Campus: Part 2

As this year's Tournament comes to its conclusion, Andrew and Adam wrap up our discussion on the best prospects to walk through the respective campuses in the past 22 years.

March 28th, 2022    

NBA Team #230: The NCAA Team: Big Man on Campus Part 1

Now that the NCAA  tournament is in full swing, Andrew and Adam look back over this past century to debate who are the greatest NBA products to come out of all the college ranks. While some (Syracuse) are incredibly easy, others like UConn are a lot more difficult to peg. So sit back and enjoy some "oh yeah, he did go to that school" talk.

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