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RealGM Radio with Danny Leroux

A weekly podcast featuring wide-ranging and in-depth conversations with the NBA's best thought leaders.

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Ben Taylor on Teambuilding

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Ben Taylor of Thinking Basketball (@ElGee35) discuss the present, past and future of the NBA.They analyze different methods of teambuilding, championship contention, player progression, the 2019-20 season and much more.Sponsored by Betonline.agSubscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 47mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Ben Golliver on the Season So Far, Bronny and More

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Ben Golliver of the Washington Post (@BenGolliver) discuss the NBA season so far.The two discuss how the early season has affected their evaluation of top teams, the significance of Luka Doncic’s start and Ben’s piece on LeBron James Jr. and Sierra Canyon High School.Sponsored by Betonline.agSubscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 5mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Jonathan Givony

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Jonathan Givony of ESPN (@DraftExpress) go in-depth on his scouting process and the 2018 Draft.They discuss how Givony chooses what events to cover, the value of interviews, potential #1 picks in this draft and much more.Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

56mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Sam Vecenie on the 2020 NBA Draft Prospects

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (@Sam_Vecenie) break down the 2020 NBA Draft prospects.They discuss the top-end talent, the challenging elements when evaluating guard prospects, key pairings around college basketball and Danny’s takeaways from the USA Basketball Junior National Team minicamp.Sponsored by Betonline.ag Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 33mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Kevin Pelton

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Kevin Pelton of ESPN (@kpelton) break down all eight playoff series after two games.They discuss which series are most competitive, how their feelings on the East playoff picture have changed over the last week, New Orleans’ strong performance and much more.Sponsored by Simple Contacts (simplecontacts.com/RealGM) TrueCar and the Attack Each Day podcastSubscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 16mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Sam Vecenie on 2017 NBA Draft prospects

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of the Sporting News (@Sam_Vecenie) catch up on the potential prospects in the 2017 Draft as the NCAA moves from non-conference to conference play. They discuss the which players have improved their stock in non-conference play, whether Markelle Fultz has established himself as the clear-cut top player, the ideal fit for Lonzo Ball and much, much more. Sponsored by Audible (http://www.audible.com/trynow) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 25mins

29 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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Seerat Sohi

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Seerat Sohi (@DamianTrilard) preview the major storylines of the upcoming NBA season. They discuss the new look Thunder, how Jimmy Butler will fare in Minnesota, if the Warriors have anything left to prove, the definition of success for the 76ers and Chris Paul's place on the Rockets. Sponsored by Draft Kings (www.draftkings.com) and GREATS (http://www.greats.com) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 20mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #7

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Jonathan Tjarks

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) preview the remaining NBA regular season after the All-Star break.They discuss the top of the Eastern Conference, the future of the center position, whether the #1 seed matters to the Rockets or Warriors and much more.Sponsored by BetDSI and TrueCarSubscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 7mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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Derek Bodner on the 76ers

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine, the USA Today and DraftExpress (@DerekBodnerNBA) go in-depth on the 76ers. They discuss Joel Embiid's impact on both ends of the floor, deciding between Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor (27:36), how their young players fit on the next great Sixers team (41:55), the pick swap with the Kings (1:01:00), what 2017 Draft prospects could fit (1:08:15), and much more. Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) and Audible (http://www.audible.com/trynow). Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 29mins

26 Jan 2017

Rank #9

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Northwest Division with David Locke and Adam Mares

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division.They discuss how the Jazz, Nuggets, Thunder, Timberwolves and Trail Blazers fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.Sponsored by Betonline.ag, Quip (getquip.com/RealGM) and TrueCar.Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 53mins

14 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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Derek Bodner on the 76ers

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Derek Bodner of The Athletic (@DerekBodnerNBA) break down the Philadelphia 76ers' strong start. They discuss Joel Embiid's dominance, Ben Simmons' rookie season, the Embiid/Simmons/Covington trio, Markelle Fultz's place with the team and much more. Sponsored by Harry's (www.harrys.com/realgm) and MyBookie (mybookie.ag) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

55mins

22 Nov 2017

Rank #11

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East over-unders with Arturo Galletti

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference. They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18). Sponsored by Bombfell (https://www.bombfell.com/realgm) and FanDuel (https://www.fanduel.com/) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

2hr 16mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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Kevin Pelton on the Revamped Eastern Conference

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Kevin Pelton of ESPN (@kpelton) talk about the state of the NBA after the trade deadline.They discuss the new hierarchy in the Eastern Conference, what they are watching between now and the playoffs, potential impacts on 2019 free agency and much more.Sponsored by Peter Millar (petermillar.com/realgm), Art of Sport (ArtofSport.com), Betonline.ag and TrueCarSubscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 34mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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David Locke

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and David Locke of the Utah Jazz and the Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) break down the Western Conference Finals, the Jazz season and much more.They discuss the schemes and matchups that are key for the Rockets and Warriors plus Utah’s success, building around Donovan Mitchell and much more.Sponsored by BetDSI, Hims (http://forhims.com/real), TrueCar and the Eyes on Sports podcast.Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 13mins

11 May 2018

Rank #14

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Sam Vecenie on the 2019 Draft

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and draft expert Sam Vecenie of The Athletic (@Sam_Vecenie) discuss the 2019 Draft after Tuesday’s eventful Draft Lottery.They break down New Orleans’ fascinating offseason now that they have the top pick, how getting #2 affects the Grizzlies and much more, including potential trades involving the Lakers and Knicks.Sponsored by Betonline.ag, Pluto TV and TrueCarSubscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 36mins

15 May 2019

Rank #15

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NBA Conference Tiers w/ Tim Bontemps

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) go through their tiers in both the Western and Eastern Conference.  They go through the impact of Kevin Durant's injury on the NBA landscape, what they are looking forward to for the upcoming offseason and much more. Sponsored by Seat Geek (https://seatgeek.com/) and Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM). Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 20mins

5 Mar 2017

Rank #16

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Jared Dubin on the Playoffs so far

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and prolific freelancer Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) catch up on the playoffs so far and the upcoming NBA Finals. They also discuss some of the more compelling off-seasons around the league and what lessons teams can learn from 2016 in the new salary landscape. Sponsored by Zip Recruiter (http://www.ziprecruiter.com/sportsfan) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

55mins

31 May 2017

Rank #17

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Pacific Division with Kevin Pelton and Ben Golliver

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Kevin Pelton of ESPN (@kpelton) and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated (@BenGolliver) go in-depth on the NBA’s Pacific Division.They discuss how the Warriors, Lakers, Clippers, Suns and Kings fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.Sponsored by Betonline.ag, Pluto TV and TrueCarSubscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the RSS feed.

1hr 41mins

7 Sep 2018

Rank #18