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A weekly breakdown of the NBA. Recorded in Sydney, by your three hosts, Jake, Josh & Batey. We love basketball about as much a swagman loves his Akubra.

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A weekly breakdown of the NBA. Recorded in Sydney, by your three hosts, Jake, Josh & Batey. We love basketball about as much a swagman loves his Akubra.

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Backdoor Cut

Latest release on Oct 13, 2020

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A weekly breakdown of the NBA. Recorded in Sydney, by your three hosts, Jake, Josh & Batey. We love basketball about as much a swagman loves his Akubra.

Rank #1: ZION PLAYED AN NBA GAME... & The All-Star Lineups are Revealed

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I think in this instance, the title speaks for itself.

Jan 24 2020

42mins

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Rank #2: Is the Western Conference Way Better Than the East?

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Refreshed from the festive season, Backdoor Cut returns with the first episode of 2020, and an argument in dire need of settling!

Jan 12 2020

33mins

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Rank #3: Jason Tatum's Reached a New Level, Utah Still Hasn't Figured it Out & Houston's Unlocked Russ

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With All Star Weekend now in the not-so distant past, we are well and truly in the midst of the NBA's final stretch. This week we chat Jason Tatum's sudden ascendancy, the weird funk in Utah, CP3's perpetual brilliance, and the revolution of the micro ball Houston Rockets.

Mar 01 2020

36mins

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Rank #4: 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Special

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Running through the winners, losers and future impact of the biggest NBA trades, immediately following the 2020 deadline!

Feb 09 2020

38mins

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Rank #5: Stock Watch: The Struggle for the NBA's 7th & 8th Seeds

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Hovering right around a third of the way into the 2019/20 NBA season, Backdoor Cut check in on who's slipping, and who's rising in the fight for each Conference's last Playoff seeds.

Dec 15 2019

39mins

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Rank #6: Ben Simmons Has Scored an NBA 3, Portland Turn to Melo & The Celtics are Back

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Jake & Batey in the studio this week, for an episode of celebration. Of course, this means talking the evolution of Ben Simmons as he hits his first NBA 3, Carmelo Anthony landing a job in Portland and all the good vibes returning to Boston.

Nov 23 2019

41mins

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Rank #7: KAT Has a Go at Joel Embiid & The Biggest Takeaways From the NBA's First Week Back

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The dust has settled on the NBA's first week, and low and behold, there's been some surprises. Tune in to find out which teams have exceeded expectations, and which have bitterly, bitterly disappointed.

Nov 02 2019

51mins

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Rank #8: 2019/20 NBA Over/Under Predictions: The Western Conference

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Backdoor Cut is back! Just in time for the regular season, the show returns with probably our favourite episode for each year, the 'Over/Under' special. First up, the West.

Oct 20 2019

48mins

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Rank #9: Australia v USA, Dwight Howard to the Lakers & Doubling Devin Booker

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Team USA are touring Australia and Backdoor Cut is hyped! After a quick breakdown of the game in Melbourne, its seating arrangement and potential ramifications for this upcoming season - the boys hook straight into why Dwight Howard to the Lakers is a bad idea, and the great Devin Booker debate of 2019.

Aug 25 2019

30mins

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Rank #10: Who's the Greatest? Kawhi Leonard v Scottie Pippen

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The game has changed so dramatically from era to era, however the constant through this has always been the presence of great players. The question is, when comparing some of NBA history's very greatest against each other, who comes out on top? On this episode, the aura of Kawhi Leonard versus the legacy of Scottie Pippen.

Aug 18 2019

48mins

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Rank #11: Kawhi Has Made Up His Mind & Wildly Over Exuberant 2020 Conference Finals Predictions

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Now that the NBA landscape has shifted into a beast almost entirely unrecognisable, the boys got pretty excited this week, and thought it was about time someone predicted who's going to be playing in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Jul 13 2019

56mins

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Rank #12: Free Agency Special Part 2 - How the Dust has Settled on the Craziest Day in Free Agency History

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Kevin Durant & Kyrie Irving are Nets, Al Horford & Josh Richardson are Sixers, D-Lo is a Warrior and Jimmy Butler signed for the Heat. These are merely a few of the moves from free agency's first day, and the boys this week discuss all of them before offering an update on perhaps the biggest of them all - #kawhiwatch.

Jul 06 2019

53mins

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Rank #13: Zion is a Pelican, RJ is a Knick & Anthony Davis is a Laker!

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The Annual Backdoor Cut NBA Draft Recap! The boys run through all the good, the bad and the ugly picks, as well as team draft grades and a complete breakdown of the landscape shaping, Anthony Davis trade.

Jun 22 2019

49mins

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Rank #14: The Raptors Are NBA Champions & Kawhi's a Fun Guy! Post Game Reactions & Analysis

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Against absolutely all odds and expectations, the Toronto Raptors have emerged from the season as the 2019 NBA Champions. Still in shock, the boys sit down in the immediate aftermath to discuss just what this means for the future of these teams, and the league as a whole.

Jun 15 2019

41mins

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Rank #15: NBA 2019 All Defense/All Rookie Team Analysis & Conference Finals Update

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The NBA All Defensive and All Rookie teams have been announced, and frankly, we feel there's been some mixups. This week we chat the big snubs, as well as the greatness of the Warriors, and what's still to come in the ECF.

May 23 2019

45mins

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Rank #16: Has This Draft Lottery Killed 'The Process' For Good? & Conference Finals Analysis

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The dust has settled in the fallout of the 2019 Draft Lottery, and we discuss how the results may just be the final nail in the coffin of 'the process', before breaking down each of the Conference Finals.

May 18 2019

52mins

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Rank #17: NBA Playoffs Update & How Andre Igoudala Maintains The Warrior's Control

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Backdoor Cut returns this week with an update on the NBA Playoffs Semi Finals and the keys to get each team to the next round. Zappo anyone?

May 04 2019

46mins

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Rank #18: Magic Johnson Resigns, Playoff Series Predictions & The Athletic's Player Poll

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In the first Josh-less episode in Backdoor Cut history, Jake & Batey run down the messy Magic Johnson situation, predict each playoff series outcome, and discuss the results of The Athletic's NBA Players Poll.

Apr 13 2019

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Rank #19: Backdoor Cut HD! How Legit is Orlando's Defence? Trail Blazers Lose Nurkic & MVP/DPOY Frontrunners

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Now streaming in High Definition! The boys are back on their bullshit with a whole new setup. Breaking down if the Magic are legit, the devastating injury of Jusuf Nurkic, and who should be frontrunner for MVP & DPOY.

Mar 28 2019

32mins

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Rank #20: LeBron Jumps MJ in All-Time Scoring, The Bottom Playoff Seeds & Unlocking the Celtics

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LeBron overtakes Jordan in all-time scoring, but does that factor into the GOAT conversation? Which teams could make a run at the last few playoff spots, and could any of them even realistically compete? Could the Celtics turn the corner to do so?

Mar 10 2019

46mins

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The Los Angeles Lakers are NBA Champions! LeBron's Legacy Continues

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Los Angeles Lakers 17th championship (12th?) and first in 10 years? Check. LeBrons legacy defining 4th ring on his 3rd franchise? Check. Anthony Davis rise into the all-time pantheon? Check. The NBA bubble is finally burst and the boys sit down to ruminate everything they just saw.

Oct 13 2020

48mins

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NBA Bubble Day 94: Miami Still Fighting but are Down to Their Last Life as Lakers Take Control

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The Lakers have taken a commanding 3-1 lead and with the Heat battered and bruised, it's hard to see a way out. This week, the boys discuss if there's even a possibility here, what's next for the Lakers should they take Game 5, and if Jimmy Butler should be considered a top 10 NBA player.

Oct 08 2020

46mins

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NBA Bubble Day 84: Miami Heat vs. Los Angles Lakers is our 2020 Finals Series

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Fresh from the elimination of the Celtics (unfortunately for Jake), the boys discuss the now official, and impending NBA Finals matchup between the Heat and Lakers, while also looking toward the gleaming futures of both Boston and the Nuggets.

Sep 28 2020

51mins

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NBA Bubble Day 80: The NBA Parity is Real! Tyler Herro's Meltdown & The Nuggets Will Not Go Away

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After an enthralling Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals matchup between Boston and Miami (in which Tyler Herro EXPLODED), Jake, Josh & Batey caught up on the series so far, as well as how immensely impressive the Denver Nuggets have performed against the Lakers, giving themselves a real chance.

Sep 24 2020

52mins

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NBA Bubble Day 70: Nuggets Klaw Back to Game 7, Celtics Win a War & the End of Microball?

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Back from a week off the tools, the boys finally get to discuss the incredible comeback of the Nuggets on the Clippers, argue intensely over the quality of Celtics/Raptors and decide whether microball should just be another passing fad.

Sep 14 2020

43mins

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NBA Bubble Day 56: Jamal Murray vs. Donovan Mitchell & Where do the Raptors Turn?

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Jamal Murray is going where no man has gone... at least since 1993 when Michael Jordan last scored 40+ in 3 straight playoff (Finals, in his case) games. Can Donovan Mitchell take the series in Game 7 though? And how do the Raptors adjust after struggling so much against the Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals?

Aug 31 2020

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NBA Bubble Day 50: The Conference Semi Finals are Drawing Ever Closer & The Myth of Playoff P

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And just like that, we're left with what might only be two real series' left in the first round of the playoffs. Luka's Mavericks are testing the Clippers' mettle, while CP3 is getting awful close to knocking out his old Rockets squad. Conference semi's are up next, and they look impossible to pick.

Aug 26 2020

55mins

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NBA Bubble Day 43: The Playoffs are Underway!

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The NBA Playoffs have officially begun! One day in, but no shortage of classic moments, Donovan Mitchell went off for 57, KP got the softest ejection of the year, and the Trail Blazers have kept their hot streak rolling!

Aug 20 2020

51mins

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NBA Bubble Day 35: Dame is Heating Up, Ben Simmons Needs Surgery & the Playoffs are Looming

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If there's anything that we've learned from the NBA bubble so far, it's that we probably never really knew anything in the first place. This season began with arguably the most parity the league has seen in at least a decade. After months of the regular season, we would've liked to think we were getting a better idea of who would end up coming out on top. This past week has demonstrated otherwise.

Aug 11 2020

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NBA Bubble Day 29: The Season is Officially Back on Track

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As expected, teams like the Lakers & Clippers have come into the bubble ready to play. What's exciting is the perceived tier of squads below them that have also turned up firing, and potentially even more so. Do the Raptors and Rockets have anything to say about who's going to take home the chip?

Aug 05 2020

51mins

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NBA Bubble Day 21 : Players are Playing Real Basketball Against Each Other

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Lou Williams quarantined for eating lunch, Domantas Sabonis untimely foot injury, Tom Thibodeau signs a 5 year deal to coach the Knicks and 5 whole days of gloooorious NBA scrimmage basketball to dissect.

Jul 27 2020

50mins

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2019/20 NBA Awards Extravaganza

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This week, the NBA announced that the eight upcoming playoff seeding games will have no implications on the traditional end of season awards. Considering this means that we've seen all we need to in order to decide our very own 2020 Backdoor Cut Awardies, it's time to crown some winners.

Jul 21 2020

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Backdoor Cut from Home: The Players Have Entered the Bubble

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After another spell on the sidelines, Jake, Josh & Batey are back, only in extremely unfamiliar surroundings... their homes. Forced into separation for the very first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the boys break down all things NBA bubble, and touch on the teams who weren't quite fortunate enough to get the invite.

Jul 16 2020

55mins

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Return From The Pandemic: The Last Dance & The Greatest Duos in NBA History

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With the NBA on hold and most of the world in lockdown due to COVID-19, Backdoor Cut was forced to take a brief hiatus. Now back from a few months apart, Jake, Josh & Batey embrace for a discussion around The Last Dance documentary series, and the greatest 1-2 punches in NBA history.

We would also like to express our regret that this episode was recorded just before the recent death of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests right across the world, as we would have absolutely used this opportunity to highlight some of the phenomenal expressions of solidarity our NBA community is showing right now. Systematic racism and oppression against people of colour is an issue which our team is extremely passionate about, and it is of the utmost importance to us that we stand up for and support any and all PoC being unfairly oppressed, both overseas and in our own backyard of Australia. Each and every episode of Backdoor Cut has been recorded on traditional Cammeraygal land, and we would like to acknowledge the traditional Custodians of this land, the Cammeraygal people of the Guringai tribe of the Eora nation. Their sovereignty was never ceded.

Jun 05 2020

58mins

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Jason Tatum's Reached a New Level, Utah Still Hasn't Figured it Out & Houston's Unlocked Russ

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With All Star Weekend now in the not-so distant past, we are well and truly in the midst of the NBA's final stretch. This week we chat Jason Tatum's sudden ascendancy, the weird funk in Utah, CP3's perpetual brilliance, and the revolution of the micro ball Houston Rockets.

Mar 01 2020

36mins

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All Star Weekend Recap & What to Expect for the Season's Home Stretch

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Jake & Josh back after the All Star break, recapping the highlights of the weekend (what a dunk contest), before running through everything to expect for the business end of the 2019/20 NBA regular season.

Feb 23 2020

43mins

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2020 NBA Trade Deadline Special

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Running through the winners, losers and future impact of the biggest NBA trades, immediately following the 2020 deadline!

Feb 09 2020

38mins

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Remembering Kobe Bryant

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A few short days ago, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 other passengers including, teammates, parents, coaches and a pilot, passed away in a tragic helicopter crash.

Kobe was a source of inspiration to the entire basketball community throughout his legendary career, and as we’ve come to see in the past few days, the whole world at large. We haven’t merely lost one of the game’s greats, but a cultural titan.

His passing was truly shocking, and the gaping hole of a Kobe-less world has only really started to show - perhaps sadder still, a Gianna-less world, one in which she would potentially inspire the female sporting community just as her father did from the moment he announced himself to the masses.

May both the Mamba, Mambacita and all those lost in this tragedy forever rest in peace.

Feb 02 2020

47mins

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ZION PLAYED AN NBA GAME... & The All-Star Lineups are Revealed

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I think in this instance, the title speaks for itself.

Jan 24 2020

42mins

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Is the Western Conference Way Better Than the East?

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Refreshed from the festive season, Backdoor Cut returns with the first episode of 2020, and an argument in dire need of settling!

Jan 12 2020

33mins

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