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Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show - NBA Basketball Podcast

NBA analytics pioneer and front office insider John Hollinger joins Dunc'd On podcast host Nate Duncan to bring you the smartest weekly NBA podcast available. The Hollinger & Duncan NBA Show brings fans next-level analysis of the league, its teams, and its players. John and Nate take you behind the curtain for an unmatched insider look at every aspect of the NBA. From scouting reports to game breakdowns to salary cap analysis, there’s no better way for true basketball fans to follow the NBA.

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Who Should Be Traded?

With December 15 upon us, almost all of the league is eligible to be traded. John and Nate talk about what to expect from the general trade market this year and bounce around a ton of names to see who teams should be looking to trade in several categories. We close by looking at buy-low young players who might benefit from a fresh start and finally rule out 2 teams each from the playoff picture.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 15mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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The Most Confusing Players in the NBA

John and Nate pick the players that they have had the most difficulty evaluating over the years, including a pair of highly-paid point guards. But before that, we catch up by eliminating 3 teams each from the playoffs. Then, John tells us what most surprised him about working for an NBA team when he first got in after working in NBA media.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

58mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Trade Target Rankings

John and Nate look at which players available on the trade market teams should be valuing the most. After a look at the trade deadline from the sellers’ side a few weeks ago, now it’s time to look at the buyers’ side. If your team needs a point guard, or a center, we rank the players at each position that needy teams should target.  They also discuss the Andre Drummond situation in Detroit, and eliminate another team each from the playoff race.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 24mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Eastern Conference Every Team Mailbag

All 15 teams in the Eastern Conference in mailbag form. We hit on questions from our listeners for each team in the East in alphabetical order from Atlanta to Washington. Included: Why are the Hawks so bad and who deserves the blame? What do to in Brooklyn when Kyrie and LeVert are back? Can the Pistons get anything for Drummond or Blake? What can Miami do to improve? How would the East 3-6 shake out in the playoffs? What is Davis Bertans’ fate this summer?Timestamps: ATL (0:45), BOS (7:30), BKN (15:05), CHA (19:10), CHI (24:18). CLE (32:00), DET (38:10), IND (42:00), MIA (47:08), MIL (51:56). NY (56:06), ORL (1:01:03), PHI (1:10:08), TOR (1:15:47), WAS (1:21:12)With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 27mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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NBA Organization Rankings, Part 1

John and Nate rank every organization in the NBA based on who we’d want running our team. In part 1, we look at the top half of the league and reveal our individual rankings. In particular we’ve got some significant disagreements on the Spurs, Warriors, Nets, Rockets, and Thunder.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 13mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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NBA Draft 2020 Catch-Up

Nate grills John about the 2020 draft class that he’s followed closely for several years, including who he’d have number one, who the other contenders are, and which players he’s higher or lower on than the consensus. They also discuss how a draft rich in point guards will play out with a number of lottery teams that seemingly already have solutions at the position.Then our weekly elimination of a team from the playoffs, and a discussion of how practices play into front office evaluations.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

13 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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NBA Organization Rankings, Part 2

John and Nate finish ranking every organization in the NBA based on who we’d want running our team. In part 2, we look at the bottom half of the league. We’ve got some disagreements on the Bulls, Cavs, and Hawks. We also struggle with some of the newer front offices like Minnesota, New Orleans, and Washington. And, of course, find out who we both agree should be dead last.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 39mins

18 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Coach Rankings 2019-20

We look at the state of NBA coaches and rank them 1-30, considering the following criteria: Talent vs Results Do lineups/player usage make sense? Offensive/defensive system Does the team play hard? Locker room harmony Player development Harmony with front office Late game coaching Playoff adjustments With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 32mins

2 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Four Under-the-Radar Stories; “Bad” Contracts Looking Good; Scouting in Person

John and Nate each pick two under-the-radar stories to talk about that haven’t received enough coverage in this busy early season, focusing on surprising teams and the 2019 draft.  Then a couple of mailbag questions on which “bad” contracts from this offseason are looking better, and whose big leaps forward will sustain, with a particular focus on Andrew Wiggins’ improvement.Finally John discusses the challenges of scouting players in person during the NBA season.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

2 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Trade Deadline Superlatives

John and Nate give their thoughts on the D’Angelo Russell/Andrew Wiggins trade, the Capela/Covington 4-teamer, Andre Iguodala for Justise Winslow, and more. Then we pick our trade deadline superlatives:Biggest winnerBiggest loserPlayer who most benefits from being tradedPlayer who is most hurt by a tradeSingle favorite moveSingle least favorite moveWho helped themselves the most for THIS year?Who helped themselves the most beyond this year?Most puzzling moveWhat was most different from expected?What went according to how you expected?Most boring, total financial move that only cap dorks would loveWhich deal do you wish would have gotten done?With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 13mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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An Insider Look at NBA Front Offices at the Trade Deadline

The best insider info yet, as Nate grills John for an hour on the specifics of what happens in NBA front offices during the deadline. What information is prepared, how are calls made by buyers and sellers, what are the roles of the staff in the front offices, what do teams know about what other teams are doing, why are relationships and trust so important, what are the pros and cons of various negotiating strategies, and much more.Then of course we eliminate another team from the playoffs to close the show.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Suns Playoff Hopes; NBA’s Schedule Proposal; How to Develop Players

A fun melange, first we catch up with our observations on the Suns and whether they can make the playoffs. Then a new feature as we will each eliminate a team from making the playoffs each week the rest of the year.The meat of the show is John and Nate rating the league’s proposed schedule changes, including reseeding the Final 4, a mid-season tournament, and a play-in tournament for the 7th and 8th seeds.We hit a couple of mailbag questions about which extensions are looking better or worse and Fred Van Vleet’s market next summer.Finally, an extended discussion on player development and how to use the G-League.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 5mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Where Do the Non-Playoff Teams Go From Here; When to Fire a Coach

We start by eliminating a team from the playoffs, then take a look at the teams we’ve eliminated from the playoffs so far and where they go from here. Which of these teams is in the best position, which has the best talent and management, and how has this year changed the future for these teams? Included: Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, Washington, New York, Detroit, Charlotte, Sacramento, and Minnesota.Then, in the wake of John Beilein’s departure, we discuss when it makes sense to fire a coach.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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Front Office Trade Deadline Prep for Contenders: MIL, LAC, LAL, PHI

Last episode John talked about what preparation goes on in front offices prior to the trade deadline. This week, we try to put that into practice with deadline prep for four key contenders, Milwaukee, the LA Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Philadelphia 76ers. We discuss team needs, which players might be available, which players the teams should go after, and how much we’d be willing to give up for each of those players as these teams.Then of course we eliminate another team from the playoffs to close the show.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger & Duncan" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 23mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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More Trade Prep for Contenders: BOS, HOU, DEN, DAL, IND, TOR

We continue our deadline prep for the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, and Toronto Raptors. We discuss team needs, which players might be available, which players the teams should go after, and how much we’d be willing to give up for each of those players as these teams.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 8mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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The Worst Teams of the Decade Tournament

We decided to do some research, settling on a tournament to determine the worst team of the decade. The result, an 8-team tournament, LOSER advances. Which weaknesses will opposing teams prove utterly unable to exploit? Which struggling players will be benched by their bad coaches for even worse players? We dive deep into these matchups to bring you the faceoffs you didn’t know you needed. With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 20mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #16

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What Keeps Contenders Up at Night, Brooklyn Pivots, How Execs Deal With Media

We look at Brooklyn’s move with Kenny Atkinson, and why “deserve ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.” The media reporting around the move provides a good lens for Nate to ask John how executives deal with the media, particularly what they perceive as unfair reporting.Then a new feature born of Nate’s tossing and turning, what keeps contenders up at night. A look at the biggest issues the Clippers, Lakers, and Bucks face, plus a debate on whether the Thunder are a threat in the playoffs.Finally, eliminating two more teams from the playoffs, with a discussion of what we can take away from their seasons.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 1min

9 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Who is A Future Hall-of-Famer?

Which active players will and should make the Hall of Fame? John and Nate break it down, from current locks, to borderline veteran players, to young stars on a Hall of Fame trajectory.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 11mins

6 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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Hindsight is 2019

John and Nate look back at their favorite and least-favorite moves of the 2019 offseason. How do the big moves like the AD, PG, and Westbrook trades look in hindsight? Plus we spotlight some under-the-radar great and not-so-great moves that stuck out to us. Finally, we look back at which moves our opinions have changed the most on.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

29 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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How Can the NBA Resume Play; John’s Favorite Basketball Memories

John and Nate look at what would have to happen for the NBA to resume play, and what that might look like when it does? What playoff format makes the most sense? Should all 30 teams be involved, and should there be any type of regular season? What do to about the draft, free agency, and the start of next season depending on when the NBA resumes play?Then Nate asks John about his favorite basketball memories, including his favorite game, favorite player to watch, most awesome play he's ever seen, and his favorite team (non-Memphis division).Finally, a word on how to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in your communities.With hosts @JohnHollinger and @NateDuncanNBASubscribe now via iTunes, RSS Feed, or search "Hollinger" in your favorite podcast player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 14mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #20