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Sam Amick

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Latest 18 Jul 2021 | Updated Daily

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History of NBA Finals Game 5 + Offseason Primer with Sam Amick

The Athletic NBA Show

Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the history of Game 5 in the NBA Finals, if this is the beginning of many Finals runs for Giannis and Booker, and then Sam Amick joins to discuss the Finals, if the Blazers will make big changes this offseason, whether Ben Simmons will be part of the Sixers moving forward and then we do some NBA Finals Trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Jul 2021

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Sam Amick Joins The Big Show To Talk NBA Finals and Player Empowerment

The Big Show

Sam Amick joins the show to talk about the finals, Portland and player empowerment.


15 Jul 2021

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What Chris Paul is thinking and why Monty Williams has succeeded with Sam Amick of The Athletic

Locked On Suns - Daily Podcast On The Phoenix Suns

Sam Amick of The Athletic joined the show to give us a dispatch after his brilliant profile of Chris Paul went up at The Athletic last week. We discuss Paul's state of mind, how he's thinking about free agency this summer, and whether this Suns team can help him overcome past failings. Then we look back on Monty Williams choosing the Suns over the Lakers and why he's been perfect in Phoenix. To close, Sam explains why rival NBA teams believe the Suns are for real as a contender.Follow on Twitter: @LockedOnPHXSuns, @BrendonKleen14, @sam_amickSupport Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!Built BarBuilt Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15” and you’ll get 15% off your next order.BetOnline AGThere is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


30 Apr 2021

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Mike Singer and Sam Amick on what's next for Nuggets after Jamal Murray injury

Nuggets Ink

In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, Mike Singer and The Athletic's Sam Amick break down all angles of the Jamal Murray injury. Among the topics discussed:+ When Murray went down with 50 seconds left in the Golden State game, Amick didn't want to believe it was as bad as it looked. He didn't even want to focus on the potential injury when Steph Curry had just made history for the Warriors.+ Why did Murray's torn ACL have a more profound impact on Amick than other similar injuries? How do journalists toe the line between objectivity and building a relationship with a player? Why do journalists root for the people in the NBA and not necessarily the teams they play for?+ What are the immediate implications of Murray's injury this season and what does success look like from Denver's perspective in the postseason?+ What impact will Murray's injury have heading into next season, and when can we expect his return? Would Murray's status alter free agent decisions for Will Barton, JaMychal Green or Paul Millsap? How does the Aaron Gordon trade factor into the Nuggets' championship window?+ The best-case scenario for Murray might be Bulls superstar Zach LaVine. The worst-case might be former MVP Derrick Rose.What does Murray's injury do to Nikola Jokic's MVP chances?+ Amick and Singer break down their favorite memories from working together at USA Today, including the great Gordon Hayward free agent debacle.


14 Apr 2021

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REShow: Sam Amick & Andy Enfield - Hour 2 (03-23-21)

The Rich Eisen Show

The Athletic’s Senior NBA Writer Sam Amick and guest host Dan Hellie discuss the Lakers approach at the Trade Deadline in the wake of injuries to LeBron James and Anthony Davis, which difference-makers like Aaron Gordon and Kyle Lowry could be on the move before the deadline, if the Nets are the team to beat for the NBA Title, if the Warriors are likely to land Lonzo Ball, and the growth of the NBA’s G League.   USC Head Basketball Coach Andy Enfield and Dan discuss reaching the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 and if they used some “uncalled for” criticism by a CBS Sports analyst as motivation in the Trojans’ blowout win over Kansas, the challenge of coaching hoops at a football school, and why the Pac 12, 10-1 in this year’s Big Dance, deserves more credit on the national stage.Dan and Brockman wrap up the hour debating if Mike Tyson should have accepted $25 Million to fight Evander Holyfield again and if there really is an audience for long-retired athletes to come out of retirement to compete again.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


23 Mar 2021

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Potential Sacramento Kings Trades With Sam Amick

The HoopsHype Podcast with Michael Scotto

Sam Amick of The Athletic and HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto discuss potential trade scenarios for the Sacramento Kings involving Harrison Barnes, Marvin Bagley, Buddy Hield, and Nemanja Bjelica. Plus, a look at Luke Walton’s coaching future and the upcoming free agency of Richaun Holmes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Mar 2021

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The Big Show - NBA Daily Assist 02/18/21 - Sam Amick, The Athletic

The Zone Sports Network - Utah Jazz

Sam Amick joins the show every Thursday for the NBA Daily Assist to talk all things NBA and Utah Jazz, this week examining an exclusive interview he had with the NBA doctors who are charged with getting players to trust the COVID vaccine; also the trade that brought Jordan Clarkson to Utah and how it measures against other NBA trades over the last year. And also why some national viewpoints still are missing out on how good the Jazz been this season.


19 Feb 2021

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Sam Amick's Bubble Reflections

Pushin' Thru

BJ Armstrong and Tate Frazier bring on Senior NBA Writer at The Athletic, Sam Amick, to discuss his re-entry into society after the Lakers title, his experience covering the Bubble, playing Pickleball with Scott Foster, the Clippers' chemistry issue, and his one Jimmy Butler related regret from the Bubble.


19 Oct 2020

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The Sam Amick One

MVP Cast

Ahead of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, we're joined by The Athletic's senior NBA writer Sam Amick to talk the realities of life inside the 'Bubble' for both players and media and its disjoint with current life outside in the USA, the "sadness and joy" of the Lakers ride toward a championship and the impact it might have on LeBron James' legacy, and the comfort level of the league looking into 2021. We also discuss British pubs and Sunday roasts and the majesty of pickleball. More at mvp247.com. Sponsored by Total Environmental Compliance. 


30 Sep 2020

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Michael Scotto and Sam Amick on NBA Coaching Openings and the Kings

The HoopsHype Podcast with Michael Scotto

Michael Scotto and The Athletic’s Sam Amick discuss Sacramento’s hire of Monte McNair as GM, who wanted to take Marvin Bagley over Luka Doncic in the draft, and what the hiring means for coach Luke Walton’s future. The duo also looks at the coaching openings for the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers. Finally, the pair touch on Chris Paul trade scenarios and the futures of coaches Mike D’Antoni and Billy Donovan.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


22 Sep 2020