Episodes
Dan is joined by Lazarus Jackson (@lazchance) from Detroit Bad Boys for a deeeeep dive into the 2022-23 Detroit Pistons. They discuss Cade Cunningham's next step, his fit with Jaden Ivey, expectations for Killian Hayes and Jalen Duren, the team's rotation, Marvin Bagley III's future, win-loss predictions and MUUUUCH more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 4:15 - Offseason impressions 7:41 - Bojan Bogdanovic's fit 11:00 - Cade Cunningham' development 17:16 - Rookie year expectations for Jaden Ivey/His...
Published 09/28/22
Dan is joined by Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) from the Cash Considerations podcast as well as ClutchPoints, Blog A Bull and Forbes to discuss—you guessed it—the 2022-23 Chicago Bulls. Everything is on the table, including the Lonzo Ball injury, the development of Patrick Williams, the 10-man rotation, roster concerns, trade targets, Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, the regression of Nikola Vucevic and MUCH more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:35 - Offseason impressions 8:55 - Were the Bulls of last...
Published 09/27/22
Published 09/27/22
Dan is joined by Ti Windisch (@tiwindisch) from the Gyro Step Podcast for a deeeep dive into the Milwaukee Bucks ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season. Are the Bucks still favorites in the East? Will Giannis Antetokounmpo keep getting better? When will Khris Middleton be healthy? What should we expect from Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday? Will rookie MarJon Beauchamp play? They discuss all of this—AND MORE! TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:11 - Offseason impressions 6:26 - How much of an impact will Joe...
Published 09/26/22
Dan is joined by Khobi Price (khobi_price) of the Orlando Sentinel for a deeeeeep dive into the 2022-23 Orlando Magic. They get into expectations for Paolo Banchero's rookie year, the importance of Franz Wagner, Jalen Suggs trying to have a bounce-back season, lineups the team should try, the potential 10-man rotation, Jonathan Isaac's role and MUCH MORE! TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 1:31 - Offseason Impressions 2:56 - Expectations for Paolo Banchero in Year 1 13:00 - The importance of...
Published 09/24/22
Dan is joined by Lauren L. Williams (@WilliamsLaurenL) of the AJC for a deeeeeep dive into the 2022-23 Atlanta Hawks. They discuss everything from the Dejounte Murray fit with and without Trae Young to the future of John Collins and De'Andre Hunter to the best crunch-time lineup and 10-man rotation and much more! TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 4:53 - The Dejounte Murray fit 9:41 - Will Trae Young be playing off the ball more? 15:17 - Have the Hawks complicated or optimized John Collins'...
Published 09/23/22
Dan is back from vacation and reacting to the latest and most important NBA news items. From Robert Sarver selling the Phoenix Suns to Dennis Schroder's fit on the Los Angeles Lakers to the impact of injuries to Lonzo Ball, Robert Williams III and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, we're running the news-item gamut. After that, we wrap up our NBA 'What If?!?' series with the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:41...
Published 09/22/22
Earlier this summer, Dan polled one expert who covers every NBA team about their biggest ‘What If?!?’ for the franchise. What follows is a mini-pod—a HIGHLY SNACKABLE audio version—of that mega project. Next up: The biggest ‘What If?!?’ moments for the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:15 - Atlanta Hawks 4:44 - Charlotte Hornets 6:36 - Miami Heat 11:23 - Orlando Magic 13:45 - Washington Wizards JOIN OUR DISCORD:...
Published 09/21/22
Earlier this summer, Dan polled one expert who covers every NBA team about their biggest ‘What If?!?’ for the franchise. What follows is a mini-pod—a HIGHLY SNACKABLE audio version—of that mega project. Next up: The biggest ‘What If?!?’ moments for the Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:21 - Golden State Warriors 5:52 - LA Clippers 6:53 - Los Angeles Lakers 11:40 - Phoenix Suns 14:07 - Sacramento Kings JOIN...
Published 09/20/22
Earlier this summer, Dan polled one expert who covers every NBA team about their biggest ‘What If?!?’ for the franchise. What follows is a mini-pod—a HIGHLY SNACKABLE audio version—of that mega project. Next up: The biggest ‘What If?!?’ moments for the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 1:14 - Chicago Bulls 4:22 - Cleveland Cavaliers 6:04 - Detroit Pistons 10:57 - Indiana Pacers 13:21 - Milwaukee Bucks JOIN OUR...
Published 09/19/22
Earlier this summer, Dan polled one expert who covers every NBA team about their biggest ‘What If?!?’ for the franchise. What follows is a mini-pod—a HIGHLY SNACKABLE audio version—of that mega project. Next up: The biggest ‘What If?!?’ moments for the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 1:46 - Denver Nuggets 3:37 - Minnesota Timberwolves 6:45 - Oklahoma City Thunder 10:47 - Minnesota Timberwolves 13:09...
Published 09/15/22
Dan reacts to the NBA suspending Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver for one year, fining him $10 million and forcing him to complete a program about proper workplace decorum. After that, it's onto our snackable 'What If?!?' series. Earlier this summer, Dan polled one expert who covers every NBA team about their biggest 'What If?!?' for the franchise. What follows is a mini-pod—an audio version—of that mega project. First up: The biggest 'What If?!?' moments for the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn...
Published 09/14/22
Dan is joined by none other than Adam Fromal (@fromal09) from NBA Math and Sportscasting to power rank every NBA starting backcourt ahead of the 2022-23 season. In Part 2, they'll begin with their 11TH ranked backcourt and work their way up to No. 1. Be sure to check out Part 1 HERE! TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO/CRITERIA 3:07 - TIER 3 (Nos. 11-6) 20:01 - TIER 2 (Nos. 5-3) 30:52 - TIER 1 (Nos. 2-1) JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/discordhwk SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW...
Published 09/13/22
Dan is joined by none other than Adam Fromal (@fromal09) from NBA Math and Sportscasting to power rank every NBA starting backcourt ahead of the 2022-23 season. In Part 1 of 2, they'll begin with their 30th ranked backcourt and work their way up to No. 12. Be sure to check out Part 2, which will go live on Tuesday, September 13! TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO/CRITERIA 4:38 - TIER 6 (Nos. 30-26) 19:05 - TIER 5 (No. 25-18) 40:46 - TIER 4 (Nos. 17-12) JOIN OUR DISCORD:...
Published 09/12/22
Dan is joined by Salman Ali (@salmanalinba) from Red Nation Hoops (@RedNationHoops) to break down the short- and long-term future of the Houston Rockets. Chief among the topics discussed: Jabari Smith Jr.'s trajectory, expectations for Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr.' value, Alperen Sengun's place in the NBA, the Rockets' ability to shock the rest of the league, Houston's 10-man rotation and MUCH more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - Intro 5:14: Offseason thoughts 6:13 - Alperen Sengun's development 11:38...
Published 09/09/22
Dan is joined by Olivia Panchal (@olivianba), formerly of Daily Thunder, for an extensive discussion about the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Chet Holmgren injury, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, the future and MUCH more. TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - Intro 2:39 - Chet Holmgren injury 4:55 - Impact of Chet's injury on timeline 6:11 - Outside perception of the Thunder's rebuild 10:16 - Does Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have another leap in him? 18:00 - Josh Giddey's development 21:22 - Jalen...
Published 09/08/22
In the latest mailbag, Dan tackles questions that cover Ben Simmons' future with the Brooklyn Nets, Russell Westbrook trades, Chet Holmgren's injury, the value of Collin Sexton, Anthony Edwards' next step, RJ Barrett's trajectory and so much more. TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:07 - PODCAST SCHEDULING NOTES 4:11 - Chet Holmgren/Victor Wembanyama 7:04 - Best Russell Westbrook trades 17:04 - Evaluating youngsters with metrics 20:14 - Should any teams see if the Nets will trade Ben...
Published 09/07/22
Dan is joined by Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) from Liberty Ballers and The NBA Podcast (@TheNBAPod) for a deeeep dive into the 2022-23 Philadelphia 76ers. TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:46 - Offseason thoughts 7:12 - Is James Harden on the decline? 12:37 - Joel Embiid-James Harden partnership 14:28 - Two MVP candidates? 19:19 - Tyrese Maxey's development 28:50 - Paul Reed/Backup center rotation 33:10 - Matisse Thybulle 36:40 - Speed of the offense 38:44 - Biggest roster concerns 40:03 - Trade...
Published 09/06/22
Dan goes through the latest ESPN NBA survey and reacts to who execs, coaches and scouts chose for their offseason and 2022-23 campaign superlatives. Who will be the best NBA player in five years? Who had the best offseason? What about the worst? Let's hop to it! TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:21 - Who's the best player in the NBA entering the 2022-23 season? 3:30 - Who will be the best player in the NBA five years from now? 5:52 - Who will be the 2022-23 MVP? 11:45 - Who will be the best rookie...
Published 09/02/22
Dan and Grant offer their instant, in-depth reaction to the Cleveland Cavaliers completing a Donovan Mitchell trade with the Utah Jazz. 0:30 - INTRO/Trade Details 2:17 - Are the Cavaliers now title contenders? 17:48 - Direction of the Jazz 33:27 - Where do the New York Knicks go from here? JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/discordhwk SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER:...
Published 09/01/22
The Washington Wizards are reportedly in on the Donovan Mitchell trade sweepstakes. But do they actually have enough assets to pair Bradley Beal with another star? While they certainly can't outbid the New York Knicks for Mitchell, their top-shelf trade offer is better than you'd expect. JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/discordhwk SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER:...
Published 09/01/22
No one can beat the New York Knicks best and most realistic trade package for Donovan Mitchell. But the Toronto Raptors feel like they can come pretty close WITHOUT dealing Scottie Barnes. The question: Should the Raptors even consider engaging the Utah Jazz? Stick with Dan as he looks into whether Mitchell would be a good fit for Toronto. JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/discordhwk SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale / @danfavale TWITTER:...
Published 08/31/22
Dan reacts to RJ Barrett signing a four-year, $120 million extension with the New York Knicks. Is RJ worth this much? And does his extension actually cost the Knicks a Donovan Mitchell trade? LET'S FIND OUT. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:45 - Is RJ Barrett worth $120 million?!? 15:33 - Impact Barrett's extension has on Donovan Mitchell trade talks with the Utah Jazz JOIN OUR DISCORD: bit.ly/discordhwk SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: bit.ly/31z7eyI FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL⬇️ TWITTER/IG: @danfavale...
Published 08/30/22
MAIL TIME, AGAIN. This time, we're hitting questions about signature sneakers, the NBA's salary, battle royales, James Harden, regression candidates, make-or-break stars and MORE. TIMESTAMPS⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 2:20 - Which NBA player has the worst sneaker design? And which players should get his own signature shoe? 4:51 - How can we learn more about the NBA salary cap? 10:36 - Building the All-NBA "Who Would Win in a Battle Royale" Starting Five 13:30 - Will James Harden hurt Joel Embiid's...
Published 08/26/22
MAIL TIME. Our latest trip down the Listener Asks, We Answer Lane has talking about the New Orleans Pelicans having a potentially Big Three, the most interesting storylines for next season, LeBron James and Bronny James and much more. TIMESTAMPS BELOW⬇️ 0:30 - INTRO 3:04 - Toughest playoff matchups for possible contenders in 2023 12:25 - Can Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum form a cohesive Big Three for the New Orleans Pelicans?  19:37 - Games we wish the NBA had for 2022-23...
Published 08/25/22