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From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Open Floor takes you on a ride across the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Join hosts Michael Pina, Chris Herring and Rohan Nadkarni as they let their imaginations run free up and down the court and around the world. Welcome to the Open Floor Globe.
 
No Dunks is a daily NBA podcast hosted by Skeets, Tas, Trey, Leigh, and JD — the original basketball podcasters. Join 'em as they break down the league's biggest games and headlines, answer listeners' questions, interview guests, and more.
 
Your daily NBA podcast giving you all the basketball news, updates, rumors, and analysis in 30 minutes from the hosts of the Locked on Podcast Network. Highlighted by guest hosts Josh Lloyd of Locked on Fantasy Basketball on Mondays, Wes Goldberg of Locked on Warriors & David Ramil of Locked on Heat on Tuesdays, John Karalis of Locked on Celtics & Jake Madison of Locked on Pelicans on Wednesdays, Matt Moore of Locked On Nuggets & Jackson Gatlin of Locked On Rockets on Thursdays, Adam Mares o ...
 
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Ben Golliver joins to discuss the Warriors vs. Lakers thriller and the NBA Playoffs generally. We then discuss the Hornets future (19:00) and Ben helps resolve various arguments Tim and Mark have had in a segment called "Golliver's Gavel" (37:00). At the end (47:30), we talk about Ben's book "BubbleBall" which you can order on Amazon. Be sure to se…
 
On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nets-Bucks '90s-like slobber-knocker, a little too much Bruce Brown, Giannis' insane free-throw routine, the Jazz never panicking, Bogdanovic's defense on Kawhi, our faith in the Clippers chances to rally once again down 0-2, and whether Mitchell is a superstar. All that, plus things to watch for in t…
 
Adam Mares (Locked On Nuggets) & Tony East (Locked On Pacers) discuss the Milwaukee Bucks finding a way to get a win against the Brooklyn Nets, the Utah Jazz leaving Salt Lake City up 2-0, and a power ranking of the 5 best performers so far in the NBA Playoffs. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes …
 
This week Tim and Mark discuss the NBA playoffs and the lessons that the Hornets can takeaway from the results of this year's postseason. Then, they take turns holding each other accountable for their bad playoff takes (Lakers to make finals, Bucks in 6). At the end, we talk about some draft prospects and a classless reviewer. Want to help support …
 
In today's episode, Michael and Chris answer a few listener emails about Nikola Jokic's chance of winning multiple MVP awards, along with a few interesting fake trades. From there, in honor of how unpredictable these playoffs feel, they power rank the remaining eight playoff teams from least to most likely to win it all. Learn more about your ad ch…
 
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss CP3 picking apart the Nuggets, how every player on the Suns is contributing, Coach Malone saying his team quit, and whether Will Barton should start Game 3. That, plus Gobert wins his third DPOY, the Pacers fire Nate Bjorkgren, the Hawks' chances without De'Andre Hunter, why LeBron is changing his jersey …
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) (Locked On Rockets) & Tony East (@TEastNBA) (Locked On Pacers) discuss the Phoenix Suns cruising to a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Denver Nuggets behind a 15 assist, zero turnover performance from Chris Paul, Nate Bjorken OUT for the Indiana Pacers, Rudy Gobert wins DPOY and a look ahead at Nets-Bucks and Jazz-Clip…
 
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions and comments! Topics include: NBA Finals matchups we'd love to see, who's done the most for their value this offseason (Ayton, Hardaway Jr., etc.), whether CP3 will opt-out to try and sign a $100M+ contract, Leigh's 2017 power suit, Baby Animal Power Rankings (squirrels, pigeons, wrens, tadpoles), hob…
 
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Mitchell imposing his will offensively after halftime, Gobert and the Jazz defense keeping 'em in it early, whether the Clippers should revert back to playing big, The Shake Milton Game 2.0, Simmons guarding Trae from the jump, Jokic officially winning NBA MVP, this random fan vote for Derrick Rose, Taco …
 
** Note: This is a free preview** To subscribe, click here: goat.supportingcast.fm. On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver begin with a salute to 2021 NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, the best draft picks ever, and old dieting anecdotes. Then (10:00): The etymology of a nickname, an encouraging response from Philly in Game 2, the Hawks (maybe) announci…
 
The Trail Blazers have reached a crossroads. After making the playoffs eight straight years, Portland ousted coach Terry Stotts. C.J. McCollum could get traded. Damian Lillard almost certainly won't, but building around him is a major challenge. And Neil Olshey said A LOT at his end-of-season press conference (embedded above). Where will and should…
 
Star power ruled the night in the NBA as Donovan Mitchell and Joel Embiid had 40-pieces to lead their teams to playoff wins. John Karalis and Jake Madison discuss Utah overcoming cold shooting, the Clippers getting another rough performance from Paul George, and an amazing end-of-game stand in the late game. Also, the Sixers got some nice performan…
 
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss a rejuvenated Chris Paul leading the Suns over the Nuggets, Ayton neutralizing Jokic, who's to blame for the Bucks' embarrassing Game 2 performance (Coach Bud? Giannis? The Nets?), Tom Thibodeau winning Coach of the Year, things to watch for in tonight's Hawks-Sixers and Clippers-Jazz series, and more. Su…
 
Wes Goldberg of the Mercury News and Locked On Warriors and David Ramil of Locked On Heat break down why the Brooklyn Nets dominated the Milwaukee Bucks, how the Phoenix Suns took Game 1 of their series against the Denver Nuggets, if the Atlanta Hawks can really upset the Philadelphia 76ers and predict the winner between the Utah Jazz and LA Clippe…
 
In today's episode, Michael and Rohan went deep on the instant classic Mavs-Clippers series and talked about where each organization goes from here. What did we learn about Dallas as they try to build an actual contender around Luka? Will they trade Kristaps Porzingis? Where? And how will the small Clippers fare against Rudy Gobert's Utah Jazz in t…
 
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Terminator Kawhi and the Clippers sending the Mavericks to another first-round loss, potential Porzingis trades, keys to the Jazz-Clip series, Trae Young carving up the 76ers, Harden's hamstring injury, Blake Griffin outplaying Middleton, Terry Stotts and the Blazers agreeing to part ways, the first-ever …
 
Ben Beecken (Locked On Wolves) guest hosts and talks to Charles Mockler of Locked On Clippers about the Clips' exciting Game 7 win over the Dallas Mavericks and previews their upcoming matchup with the top-seeded Utah Jazz. Ben also speaks with Mike Richman of Locked On Blazers about moving on from Terry Stotts, as well as potential offseason moves…
 
*Note: This is a free preview of the podcast. To subscribe and hear the full show, click here: goat.supportingcast.fm On today's show Andrew Sharp and Ben Golliver are celebrating 47 points for Devin Booker in a closeout game, 18 points and a salsa dance for Jae Crowder, Chris Paul doing Chris Paul things in the fourth quarter, and a series victory…
 
In today's episode, Michael and Chris look at what went wrong for the Lakers, Anthony Davis' decision to play while injured in Game 6, why it's so hard to picture the Suns actually winning the championship even though they're clear title contenders, why the Blazers are positioned to blow everything up, the (new) Brad Stevens' era in Boston, and rap…
 
On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys preview and predict three Conference Semifinal series — Suns-Nuggets, Nets-Bucks, and Sixers-Hawks — as well as discuss Booker's incredible Game 6 performance, how and why the Suns were capable of slowing down LeBron, Jokic's MVP performance, and the Blazers' offseason questions. That, plus 5-Star Friday reviews,…
 
Adam Mares (@Adam_Mares) and Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) breakdown both Game 6s in the NBA Playoffs last night. The Phoenix Suns hit the Los Angeles Lakers where it counts and put them out in the First Round. Anthony Davis tried to play but the attempt may have ended the Lakers season. Now where does LAL go? The Denver Nuggets outlasted the Portla…
 
We open this episode by paying our respects to Rick Bonnell, who has been the Hornets beat writer since the team's inception in 1988. From there, we talk about the NBA playoffs, review some draft prospects (28:08), rank our top free agent center options (38:30), and Mark finally reveals where his nickname came from. Want to help support the show ? …
 
The Celtics just went through a shocking shakeup, Danny Ainge stepping down as team president (though not necessarily retiring) and Brad Stevens getting promoted from coaching to running the front office. What's happening in Boston? Dan Feldman and Jared Weiss of The Athletic discuss the Celtics' new structure, whether they'll trade Kemba Walker or…
 
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Luka carrying the Mavs, Trae Young going full Reggie Miller by taking a bow in MSG, the Hawks, 76ers, and Jazz all advancing to the next round, whether Jaren Jackson Jr. can be the second-star Ja Morant needs, the Knicks inspiring season, Father Time vs. LeBron, brie cheese, and more. Subscribe to No Dunk…
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) (Locked On Rockets) & Matt Moore (@HPbasketball) (The Action Network, Locked On Nuggets) discuss a four-game slate of NBA playoff action, focusing on the extra chippy Clippers-Mavericks series with Dallas taking a decisive 3-2 series lead, followed by THE GENTLEMEN Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz all wrapp…
 
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions and comments! Topics include: Ideal landing spots for Spurs free agent DeMar DeRozan, which sitcom characters would make great head coaches, putting playoff series on other TV channels in order to attract new fans, whether it's OK for your dog to crap on a neighbor's lawn as long as you clean it up, T…
 
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the instant classic Game 5 duel between Jokic and Lillard, the Suns dismantling the AD-less Lakers, Chris Paul reaggravating his shoulder injury, Brad Stevens transitioning to President of Basketball Ops for the Celtics, the highly-anticipated Nets-Bucks second-round series, and more. Subscribe to No Dunk…
 
Damian Lillard had a game for the ages but it wasn't enough to overcome Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. But could have the Nuggets defended Dame any differently? And LeBron James and the Lakers, without Anthony Davis, got blown out by Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns. And finally, the Boston Celtics start their offseason and Kevin Durant and …
 
In today's episode, Michael and Rohan discuss the impact injuries are having on the NBA playoffs, whether the Miami Heat can get back to the Finals with Jimmy Butler on their roster, if the Brooklyn Nets are officially the most unstoppable offense in NBA history, if the Atlanta Hawks can (gasp) reach the conference finals, and who they'd rather bui…
 
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Embiid's knee injury, Simmons' poor free-throw shooting, how to prevent fans from running out on the floor, similarities between this year's Jazz team and the '08-09 Orlando Magic, the Celtics chances at extending their series tonight, predictions for tonight's two PIVOTAL Game 5s, sexy Sid Seixeiro, and …
 
Wes Goldberg of the Mercury News and Locked On Warriors and David Ramil of Locked On Heat discuss how Joel Embiid's injury could change the Eastern Conference playoff race before breaking down Utah's win over Memphis and the Grizzlies' promising future. Then they take a premature look at a potential Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks series and how the …
 
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys recap a busy weekend of NBA Playoffs action. What impact will Luka's neck and Anthony Davis' groin injury have on the Clippers-Mavs and Suns-Lakers series, respectively? Was it disrespectful for Kyrie to step on the Celtics' logo? How hyped are we for a Nets-Bucks second-round series? Which Heat played disappoint…
 
Host Josh Lloyd speaks to Brendon Kleen of Locked On Suns about Phoenix's Game 4 win over the Los Angeles Lakers and what it means for the rest of the series, to David Locke of Locked On Jazz about Utah seemingly righting the ship against Memphis, and to Kane Pitman of Locked On Bucks about Milwaukee's first round, demon-exorcising sweep of the Mia…
 
On Fri.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys recap last night's action — LeBron toying with the Suns, Booker's frustration, Stone Cold Austin Rivers, and the Bucks destroying the Heat — before debating super-early Playoffs MVP (Jokic or Luka?), the most disappointing player so far, and this weekend's most exciting game. That, plus Sir Foster in the gym, bri…
 
Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) (Locked On Mavs) & Brendon Kleen (Locked On Suns) breakdown the May 27th NBA Playoff Games: Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets, and Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns. Are the Heat finished? What changed for the Bucks? What is the key for the Trail Blazers against the Nuggets? What e…
 
On today's episode of Open Floor, Michael and Chris discuss unruly fans, the struggling Clippers, how Kawhi Leonard's free agency may be impacted if Los Angeles is eliminated in Round 1, Nate McMillan vs. himself, which players have disappointed them the most so far in these playoffs, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices…
 
On Thu.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Derrick Rose and Julius Randle rallying the Knicks past the Hawks, Donovan Mitchell providing a spark for the Jazz, Ja Morant's franchise-record 47 points, Ben Simmons bullying the Wizards, how the league should deal with the 76ers fan who threw popcorn on Westbrook, taking your shoes off on the dance flo…
 
The NBA playoffs began with three-to-four Western Conference teams – Lakers, Clippers, Jazz and arguably Suns – looking like championship contenders. All four have have taken dents to their cases: The Clippers might be imploding as they've fallen behind 2-0 to the Mavericks. Lakers star LeBron James has looked only relatively healthy (at best) with…
 
We give out our awards for the 2020-2021 Charlotte Hornets season including: MVP, Most improved player, Best Eric Collins call, most heartbreaking moment and much much more. At the end (30:05), Tim and I give our picks for the 2021 finals. Want to help support the show ? Check out our Patreon page for more information. https://www.patreon.com/horne…
 
No Dunks hit the beach to answer your questions and comments! Topic include: Key role players for all 16 NBA playoff teams, which teams you really want to see make a deep postseason run, our wrestling gimmicks, finishing moves, and nautical faction, how many belts a man needs to own, Pog mind games, Leigh's Florence wedding story, and more. Subscri…
 
The Los Angeles Lakers struggled at points but went to Anthony Davis at center lineup when it mattered and evened their series with the Suns. The other Los Angeles team, the Clippers, look to be in serious trouble down 0-2 to Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, with the Clippers' defense falling apart. Another year without a battle for Los Angeles? No H…
 
On Wed.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss Luka carving up the Clippers, why Paul George isn't concerned, AD and the Lakers bouncing back vs. the Suns, CP3's shoulder injury, KD's phenomenal defense, Kyrie Irving contemplating the type of reception he'll receive from the TD Garden crowd in Boston, Julius Randle winning MIP, cool jogging pants, bul…
 
Anthony Davis scored 34 as the Los Angeles Lakers even their series with the Phoenix Suns. The Los Angeles Clippers fall to 0-2 against the Dallas Mavericks as Luke Doncic did whatever he wanted to Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. And the Brooklyn Nets make easy work of the Boston Celtics. Jake Madison (@NolaJake) and John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) re…
 
On Tue.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss the Nuggets switching Aaron Gordon onto Lillard to take control of Game 2, Bryn Forbes and the Bucks making quick work of the Heat, what's wrong with Butler and Bam, the increasingly physical play in both games, Jordan Clarkson winning Sixth Man, the NBA's statement about LeBron James attending an outdoor…
 
Wes Goldberg of the Mercury News and Locked On Warriors and David Ramil of Locked On Heat recap Monday night's playoff action. The Milwaukee Bucks used a hot shooting night to take a 2-0 series lead over the Miami Heat. Can Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo help the Heat take Game 3 in Miami? Plus, the Denver Nuggets even the series with a blowout win o…
 
In today's episode, Michael Pina welcomes his (other) new co-host, Sports Illustrated staff writer Rohan Nadkarni to the show! The two recap several games from the weekend, and ask how concerned the Lakers, Suns (get better, Chris Paul!), Heat, Jazz, and Clippers should really be as they approach Game 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podc…
 
On Mon.'s ep. of No Dunks, the guys discuss an entertaining first weekend of the NBA playoffs. Who is the playoff MVP after one game: Ice Trae, Booker, Luka, Dillon Brooks, Tobias Harris, or Middleton? Who was an unheralded star: Melo, Ayton, Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Mavs' roleplayers, or MSG fans? And which series prediction would you like to take b…
 
Host Josh Lloyd speaks to Nick Angstadt of Locked On Mavs about Dallas upset Game 1 victory over the LA Clippers, to Mike Richman of Locked On Blazers about Portland getting the early edge on Denver, and to Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks about Atlanta's road victory over the Knicks in Game 1. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built …
 
On tonight's No Dunks ep., the guys discuss the Grizzlies' shocking overtime win vs. the Warriors + preview and predict all four Western Conference first-round series: Jazz vs. Grizzlies, Suns vs. Lakers, Nuggets vs. Blazers, and Clippers vs. Mavericks. Subscribe to No Dunks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/NoDunksInc Learn more about your ad ch…
 
In today's episode, Michael Pina welcomes his new co-host, Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Chris Herring to the show! The two talk play-in developments—the punchy Wizards, whether or not they still believe the Lakers should be considered a contender, and what's next for the Pacers—before previewing the NBA playoffs with a discussion around the ser…
 
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