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The Underdog Sports NBA Show

Tyler Laurie and Zandrick Ellison host Underdog Sports new NBA Show.

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Episode 24: Injuries and Analytics

On this week's episode of the Underdog Sports NBA Show, Tyler and Zandrick talk about two key injuries in the NBA playoff race, the surging Spurs, Dirk Nowitzki passing Wilt Chamberlain on the scoring list and then are joined by analytics wunderkind, Tal Boger, to talk through his start in NBA analytics. Email the show -- ZandrickEllison@gmail.com

1hr 9mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 32: The Main Event

On episode 32 of The Underdog Sports NBA show, Zandrick and Tyler dive head first into the series of the year, Warriors vs. Rockets. They discuss a wild game 1, the officiating, Mark Jackson's announcing and much more. They also go into the Eastern Conference and breakdown the Celtics beatdown of the Bucks and the Raptors looking like they are on another level than the 76ers. Email the show, Zandrickellison@gmail.com!

1hr 15mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 49: Kawhi So Serious?

On this episode of the Underdog sports NBA Show Tyler and Zandrick discuss Kawhi Leonard joining the Clippers with Paul George, what is next for the Thunder, possible Russell Westbrook trades and have an early look at the playoff picture in the Eastern and Western Conferences

1hr 20mins

11 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 64: Opening Bell

On the 64th episode of the Underdog Sports NBA show, Tyler and Zandrick discuss opening night in the NBA. The also discuss some of the recent rookie extensions that have been handed out and the NBA's trade market!

1hr 7mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 37: The Lottery

On this weeks episode, Tyler and Zandrick talk about the conference finals, the lottery and then are joined by Dave Mason.

1hr 19mins

17 May 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 33: The Underdog Sports Referee Show

On the 33rd episode of the Underdog Sports NBA show, Tyler and Zandrick discuss game 2's of the second round of the NBA playoffs. The also cover the referee outrage and recap Game of Thrones!

1hr 21mins

3 May 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 50: Surplus Value

On this weeks Underdog Sports NBA show, Tyler and Zandrick discuss the Russell Westbrook/Chris Paul blockbuster, the best fits for CP3 and go through next year's early over/under totals. Email the show Zandrickellison@gmail.com

1hr 13mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 15: Boogie is back, does it matter?

Zandrick and Tyler are back with the 15th episode of the Underdog NBA Show. Topics this week include the Warriors drubbing of the Nuggets, The Celtics lacking an identity, the MVP race, if the Bucks are underrated and what should the Mavericks do with Dennis Smith Jr. Email the show at Zandrickellison@gmail.comThanks to our sponsors in this weeks episode -- Bovadasportsbook.com -- Raise your game with Bovada

1hr 18mins

17 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 65: Reasonable Takes and Mike Trudell on the Lakers

On the 65th episode of The Underdog Sports NBA Show Zandrick and Tyler talk about the first week of the NBA season.They cover the Timberwolves, Pacers, Jazz and Heat and then Make Trudell stops by to talk Lakers. Email the show at ZandrickEllison@gmail.com!

1hr 8mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 75: Birthday Spectacular

On this weeks episode of The Underdog Sports NBA Show, Tyler and Zandrick discuss the start of NBA trade season! They discuss the possibility of an Andre Drummond trade and how the Blake Griffin injury effects the Detroit Pistons this year and beyond. They transition into the Lakers reported shopping of Kyle Kuzma and discuss where Kyle Kuzma should be viewed in the NBA hierarchy and whether or not Bogdan Bogdanovic is one of the most underrated players in the NBA. They wrap the show discussing the Kevin Love drama in Cleveland and whether he is justified or not.

48mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Episode 69

On the 69th episode of the Underdog Sports NBA show Zandrick and Tyler dive deep into Woj and Zach Lowe's report on the potential for the NBA to adopt an in-season tournament and a play-in tournament. They discuss other plans for the NBA schedule and if changes are even needed and discuss some of the best movies that feature tournaments. They finish the show by discussing things they are thankful for, including Luka Doncic, The Toronto Raptors, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and the boon of young stars in the NBA. They also discuss the offensive nature of The Washington Wizards defense and then some of the best bets on Bovada! Email the show at ZandrickEllison@gmail.com!

57mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 73: Holiday Gifts

On the 73rd episode of the Underdog Sports NBA Show, Zandrick and Tyler revisit their wins draft from before the season. They recap wins and records while also giving out a gift to each team they picked to help improve them this season. Gifts can range from new players, to actual items, to basketball skills or new coaches/ownership. They also discuss their own best and worst christmas gifts, discuss the limits or lack of limits on Santa's abilities and break down the masked singer! Email the show Zandrickellison@gmail.com and have a wonderful holiday season!

1hr 11mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 58: Central Division Preview

On the 58th episode of the Underdog Sports NBA show, Zandrick and Tyler preview the NBA's Central division. They cover the Cavs, Bulls, Pistons, Pacers and Bucks in that order. Included is roster breakdowns, best and worst case scenarios, bold predictions and league pass rating. Email the show, ZandrickEllision@gmail.com.

1hr 17mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 56: Southeast Division Preview

On the 56th episode of the Underdog Sports NBA show, Zandrick and Tyler break down the NBA's Southeast Division. They cover the best case and worst case scenario for each team, go over their rosters and offer a few bold predictions! Email the show at Zandrickellison@gmail.com.

1hr 16mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 84: Employee Entrance

On this week's episode of the underdog sports NBA Show, Zandrick and Tyler open the show by talking about the MVP race and debate Giannis vs. Lebron James. Zandrick then talks about the lakers and wonders if Anthony Davis is currently their best player. They transition into a long take on the Houston Rockets, including some of what makes them so dangerous on offense and defense with their new small-ball look. Zandrick then discusses Malik Beasley and his value on the RFA market, they finish the show talking about Zion Williamson and the Knicks/Spike Lee debacle. Email the show, Zandrickellison@gmail.com

1hr 16mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 68: Stay Mellow

On the 68th episode of the Underdog Sports NBA Show, Tyler and Zandrick discuss a few of the NBA's disappointing teams through the first 15 games. They first discuss Carmelo Anthony signing with the Portland Trailblazers and then dive into why The Blazers have disappointed thus far and what ways they can improve. Next they tackle the San Antonio Spurs and discuss whether the Spurs should explore trading Demar DeRozen and LeMarcus Aldrige and what types of packages they could expect for each player. Finally they discuss the Philadelphia 76ers and talk through why the 76ers have looked so inept on offense and if their shooting woes are truly an anomaly like Brett Brown says. As always, follow Tyler and Zan on Twitter @CYSTyler and @Zan_Ellison and email the show at Zandrickellison @gmail.com

1hr 5mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 66: Load Mismanagement

On the 66th episode of the Underdog Sports NBA show, Tyler and Zandrick recap the Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony-Towns drama, both on and off the court, discuss the load management issues brought up by Doris Burke, touch on the Deandre Ayton and John Collins suspensions, and cover the age curve in the NBA. The guys also touch on Luka Doncic, Lebron James, documentaries and some hollywood starlets! Email all your NBA questions/topics and thoughts to ZandrickEllison@gmail.com. Follow Zandrick on Twitter @Zan_Ellison and Tyler @CYSTyler.

1hr 5mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 14: Thibodeau Out and The Spurs Streak On

Tyler and Zandrick talk about the Timberwolves changing coaches, the San Antonio Spurs recent win streak, The Lakers without Lebron, Locker room drama in Memphis and Philadelphia and some bonus movie talk! Email the show at Zandrickellison@gmail.com!Thanks to our sponsors in this weeks episode -- Bovadasportsbook.com -- Raise your game with Bovada

1hr 20mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Emergency Podcast: Kristaps Porzingis is moving to Dallas

Tyler and Zandrick are joined by Chris Horwedel to talk about Kristaps Porzingis being traded to the Mavericks in exchange for Dennis Smith and expiring contracts. They talk about how this impacts 2019 free agency, the 2019 draft and the NBA buyout market! Email the show at Zandrickellison@gmail.com.

45mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 59: Southwest Division Preview

On this weeks episode of the Underdog Sports NBA Show, Zandrick and Tyler discuss the NBA's Southwest Division. They cover Memphis, New Orleans, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston in that order. Just like the last few weeks they go over rosters, best and worst case scenario, the Bovada Over/Under and give out league pass ratings. Email the show at ZandrickEllison@gmail.com.

1hr 31mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #20