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Dunc'd On Basketball NBA Podcast

Nate Duncan hosts the most in-depth NBA basketball podcast, featuring detailed game breakdowns, salary cap analysis, and scouting.

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The Top 10 Players in the NBA 2018

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We rank the NBA's top 10 players into tiers, and Nate gets so carried away he even gets into the teens.  We also discuss our biggest regrets from last year's rankings, which players are the most plug-and-play, who dropped off last year's list and why, and which players we expect to have the most upward and downward mobility going forward.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 8mins

15 Mar 2018

Rank #1

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CLE/BOS Game 5; WAS Offseason Outlook

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We break down Boston's continued home dominance in Game 5, and then discuss a cash-strapped offseason for the Washington Wizards. Will a major move be coming?With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

45mins

24 May 2018

Rank #2

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Tuesday Gamer: POR/HOU; League-Wide News Catch-Up; TOR/LAC

Two teams with issues COLLIDE in Houston; which team’s lack of depth would prove its undoing? Then we hit on news around the league, including walking wounded in New Orleans, Boston, and Detroit. Finally, the Raptors INVADE Staples Center sans Clippers summer target Kawhi Leonard. (Were those all caps movie trailer enough?)Subscribe via iTunes and RSS FeedWith host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

51mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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2019 Mock Offseason Part 1

The 2019 Mock Offseason is here! Kevin Pelton of ESPN and Dan Feldman of NBC join Danny and Nate to simulate the 2019 offseason. Nate is the player agent and Danny, Dan, and KP split up the 30 teams to find homes for all the key free agents. In part 1, we find homes for the big stars like Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Jimmy Butler, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, Khris Middleton, and Tobias Harris, then get into key restricted free agents like D’Angelo Russell, Kristaps Porzingis, and Malcolm Brogdon, before getting into some key free agent starters.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 55mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Western Conference Offseason Grades 2018

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We take a look at which West teams improved and which took a step back, assigning grades for all 15 teams in the conference.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 48mins

2 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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All 4 Game 6s: UTA/OKC, WAS/TOR, IND/CLE, MIL/BOS, Plus News

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We look at 4 Game 6s:  UTA/OKC, WAS/TOR, IND/CLE, MIL/BOS, plus news.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 5mins

28 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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What Did We Learn About LA? G-League "Select Contracts"; MIA/WAS; CHI/PH

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We start with a discussion of the news that the G-League will offer bigger contracts to elite young prospects and also hit on Michael Malone's extension in Denver.  Then a talk about LAL/POR, and what we can take away for what both teams will look like this year.  Finally, briefer hits on MIA/WAS and CHI/PHI.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr

19 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Best Young Cores in the NBA, News Catchup

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.The latest news around the league, including the Jimmy Butler injury, the latest on Kawhi, tanking prevention initiatives, and the possibility of a play-in tournament to the playoffs.Then, we rank the best young cores in the NBA.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 8mins

1 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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HOU/GSW Game 6

We break down a huge Warriors win in Houston to close out the series. Steph Curry’s huge second half, how the Warriors stayed in it without him in the first half, and where the Rockets let go of the rope in a game many thought they’d win easily.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

36mins

11 May 2019

Rank #9

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All 8 Game 1s

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We look at each game of the playoffs' opening weekend, with possession-by-possession breakdowns of the final minutes for the close games..  In order:  MIL/BOS, IND/CLE, UTA/OKC, MIN/HOU, NOP/POR, MIA/PHI, SAS/GSW, and WAS/TOR.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

2hr 6mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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Kawhi and PG Are Clippers: Every Angle for the Winners and Losers

Every possible angle on the Kawhi signing and the stunning trade of Paul George to the Clippers. First we look at what this team could be next year and what the next moves are in LA, followed by a look at Kawhi’s process and how he masterminded everything to get to this point. Then the ramifications for the Lakers as they miss out on Kawhi but sign Danny Green, KCP, and JaVale McGee, plus the Mavericks who miss out on….everybody. Then we turn to the crazy rollercoaster ride for the Raptors and their options going forward without Kawhi, despite having done everything right to this point. Plus a few other winners and losers around the league from this huge night as well.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 1min

6 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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PHI/IND; DEN/MEM; General Soreness Invades LA; News

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.Philly heads into Indiana in a matchup of two likely East playoff teams, Denver and Memphis goes down to the wire in an old school rock fight, General Soreness leads Minnesota against the Lakers, and we catch up on news around the league.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

56mins

8 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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Ben Taylor on the Most Over- and Underrated All-Time Players

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.Ben Taylor discusses his wonderful series ranking the greatest players of all-time for his site Backpicks.com.  We use that as the vehicle to dig into some new concepts like floor-raising, and scalability among the greatest players of all-time.  We talk about how Wilt Chamberlain's game greatly differed from most people's conception of him, which players he rates higher and lower than the popular understanding, and which players were better and worse in the playoffs.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 3mins

8 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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2018 NBA Finals Game 4; Colangelo Done; Trae Young Scouting Report

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We wrap up the 2018 NBA Finals, discussing where the Warriors stack up historically now, LeBron's injury, and the Finals MVP. Then we hit on the firing of Bryan Colangelo and whether it was deserved, followed by a scouting report on perhaps the most intriguing prospect in the draft, OklahWith host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 20mins

9 Jun 2018

Rank #14

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Top-10 Prospects in the NBA 2019-20

The top-10 prospects in the NBA 23 and under. This is now the 7th consecutive year of this list, and it may feature the best overall prospect of the entire run.  Plus where do we rank Zion Williamson without having played a game? How about Trae Young, having a great statistical season on a terrible Hawks team? Will Suns fans again be angry about the ranking of Devin Booker? And how to handle some massive surges by guys like Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram? Plus we discuss who dropped out, who moved up, who has the highest upside, and a ton of other subjects related to the best young players in the NBA. Please subscribe by searching “Dunc’d On” on your favorite podcast player.  And if you like this pod and want additional bonus content, please subscribe to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com, sponsors list also available at NateDuncanNBA.com. With Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA and Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux).

1hr 26mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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MIA/PHI and SAS/GSW Game 2s, Coach Firings and Rumors

Click to subscribe via RSS feed or iTunes.We recap MIA/PHI and SAS/GSW, then catch up on news including the coaching carousel.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux).  And if you like this pod, please donate to support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux.  Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

54mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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Ben Taylor: Lessons of 2019 Playoffs, Top-10 Players in the NBA, How More Player Movement Affects Team-Building, and more Basketball Dorkery

With Danny in the internetless wilds, one of my favorite guests Ben Taylor of the Thinking Basketball YouTube Channel joins the show. We get into our key insights from the 2019 playoffs and offseason and how things at the highest levels may change with the demise of the Warriors and (for now) three-star teams. We also discussed the potential effects of shortening the season, his top-10 players in the NBA video, and what changes from his book Thinking Basketball have been implemented in the league. Plus, a recap of our outing to Caesar’s Buffet at summer league. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 25mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Trade Deadline Look-Back, Analyzing the Buyout Market, 2018-19 Small Forward Rankings

An examination of some of the reporting surrounding the trade deadline and some potential missed opportunities. Then, we look at who has been and will be bought out, and which contenders they could help. Finally, we rank which small forwards we’d want to have for the rest of the season.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 31mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Mike Conley Trade; 2019 NBA Draft Boards

We discuss the Mike Conley trade to the Jazz, including what the Jazz will look like on the floor next year, whether this makes Utah a favorite in the West, and the price paid to get him. Plus we look at how Memphis did surprisingly well in the return.Then we rank the 12 prospects we scouted this year in advance of Thursday’s draft.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

42mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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MEGA Pod: 2019 NBA Finals Game 6; Klay Injury; Coby White Scouting Report; PHX Offseason; News

Yet another incredibly surreal NBA Finals night. The Raptors outlast Golden State behind another wonderful performance from Kyle Lowry and fantastic contributions throughout the rotation. We also look back on how the Raptors got to this point, including the brilliant moves by Masai Ujiri, and the roles of Kawhi Leonard and Nick Nurse. Klay Thompson was in the midst of another classic Game 6, potentially pushing the Warriors into a Game 7 before going down with a torn ACL. We take an early look at the seismic ramifications for the league and Golden State.But the business of the league never sleeps, so we turn to a look at UNC point guard Coby White in the draft. How does he compare to Darius Garland, the other point guard prospect in his range, and what skills does he bring to the next level?Then we look at the offseason for the Phoenix Suns at they try to take a step forward this year and build around Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton.Finally, news including the latest on the AD trade talks, Kyrie switching agents, and more.With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux). And if you like this show, please support Nate and Danny at Patreon.com/DuncanLeroux. Merchandise available at NateDuncanNBA.com.

1hr 51mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #20