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The Drive and Dish NBA Podcast hosted by Kevin Rafuse and Tim Tompkins with producer Justin Cousart. This isn’t your average NBA pod; not only do you get the best in analysis, but you’ll get it while feeling like your kicking back on your couch with the boys. Also, we’re funny sometimes.

 

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First, the guys talk about the Joel Embiid and Hassan Whiteside preseason beef on the court

Kevin hops on the phone with Harrison Wind (He covers the Nuggets for BSNDenver)  to talk about the upcoming NBA season for the Denver Nuggets. they talk about how the team can fix their defensive problems from last year

They guys are back to talk about what the Nic Batum injury means for the Charlotte Hornets

The guys are back for their second episode of pre-season questions:  1. Which Superstar is under the most pressure to make it work with his new teammates: Westbrook Or Harden? 2. What defines a ‘successful’ season for #TheTimeline in PHX? 3. Which non-playoff team from the 2016-2017 season is most likely to make it in this year: Nuggets, Pelicans or Timberwolves? 4. Whats the likely ceiling for this Jazz given their playoff run last season 5. Does the hope of a non-warriors repeat rest completely on one of their (several) star players getting hurt in the playoffs? 6. Which Player will have the better season, Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown or Brandon Ingram? 7. What are your Thoughts on Blake Griffin? Will his numbers drop without CP3? 8. Which team is Portland? Was the team we saw after the Nurkic trade for real? 9. Who Wins ROY? 10. How are we feeling about the Grizzlies?    

Tim and Justin jump on the Mic to talk about the news that Carmelo Anthony will be traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Justin, Kevin & Tim are back from "hunkering down" for Irma, and eager to talk hoops! First they talk about whether or not the Lakers should retire both #8 and #24 for Kobe, they then take a dive into the "Click Bait" that is ESPN's Top 100 NBA rank, (Jokic over Gasol, AND Ball Over Melo?). (31:30 mark)We then call up our good friend Josh Lloyd (@Redrock_bball), Lead Fantasy Basketball analyst at Basketball Monster and locked-on fantasy podcast host) to chat about NBA fantasy strategy, sleepers and players to avoid. 

Isaiah Thomas posted a heartfelt message to Celtics fans on the Players Tribune titled, 'This is for Boston'. In this uninterrupted episode, Tim (@RadioTimNBA) reads it to you.  https://www.theplayerstribune.com/isaiah-thomas-trade-celtics-cavaliers/

(35 min mark)  Adam Criblez (@AdamCriblez) stops by the pod to discuss his new book 'Tall Tales and Short Shorts' and some of the most fascinating stories from the NBA and ABA in the 1970's. Pick it up on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Tall-Tales-Short-Shorts-Popular/dp/144227767X). Kevin and Tim also break down the Vegas over/unders for the Eastern and Western Conference and some of the latest news around the NBA.  www.DriveAndDishPodcast.com

The Guys talk about the blockbuster trade between the Cavs and The Celtics, They who won the trade

It's the offseason, so let's have some fun

Kevin and Justin Chat with Justin Rowan to try and figure out whats going on this offseason

The Guys are back From Las Vegas Summer League, they talk about what it was like out there

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