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Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective

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Brian Windhorst and a team of ESPN's Insiders sort out life in and around the NBA world.
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Men of their Word

Men of their Word

2020-02-2400:52:192

Is it a two-man race for MVP? Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and Ohm Youngmisuk discuss how dominant LeBron James has been and how vulnerable the Lakers might be (8:15), when to raise the warning flag on the Clippers (28:25) and the all-in Rockets (36:30).
Bit of a Disaster

Bit of a Disaster

2020-02-2000:53:203

The Celtics are hot, so how wide really is the gap between Boston and Milwaukee? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon debate that (24:50) after discussing John Beilein's departure from Cleveland. Plus, the crew talks about some of the overachieving teams they're excited to watch down the final stretch of the regular season (37:20).
Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

2020-02-1700:37:144

How early on in their lives do players realize that they're better than good? Brian Windhorst and Andrew Han get some unexpected thoughts from the NBA's younger players at All-Star weekend.
Tighten It Up

Tighten It Up

2020-02-1400:44:393

The debut of Zion Williamson was later than folks hoped for, but he's tearing up the league. Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Andrew Han discuss how good Zion already is and how good he could become, Ja Morant and the Grizzlies' 8-seed run (16:26) and whether the Clippers can stay healthy (20:03).
Big-Time Bucket Getter

Big-Time Bucket Getter

2020-02-1000:52:482

The skidding 76ers need the All-Star break, explains Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon. Plus, the crew discusses the Rockets' small-ball lineup (26:52), how James Harden feels about the recent roster moves and the D'Angelo Russell era in Golden State (42:14).
No Bathroom Breaks

No Bathroom Breaks

2020-02-0700:43:123

Just after the trade deadline, Brian Windhorst, Rachel Nichols and Kevin Pelton gather to discuss the Timberwolves/Warriors trade (10:03), the Clippers' acquisition of Marcus Morris Sr. (19:45), the surprising Andre Drummond trade (25:31) and some significant contender moves (36:00).
Sneaky Big Move

Sneaky Big Move

2020-02-0300:56:532

Just days away from the NBA trade deadline, Brian Windhorst, Bobby Marks and Tim Bontemps look at players the Clippers (7:48), Lakers (18:53), 76ers (25:13) and Blazers (46:25) might consider. Plus, the guys discuss how struggling teams like the Timberwolves and Cavaliers could make a huge splash.
Rookie of the Year?

Rookie of the Year?

2020-01-3000:49:482

Just one week into Zion Williamson's NBA career, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon give their early impressions of the rookie phenom (14:40). Plus, conversations about the NBA's surprising cap projections (29:55) and Damian Lillard's unheralded dominance (41:36).
Remembering Kobe Bryant

Remembering Kobe Bryant

2020-01-2700:40:072

Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin and J.A. Adande look back on their favorite Kobe Bryant moments.
Always Tinkering

Always Tinkering

2020-01-2300:44:452

With the 76ers taking a skid, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon wonder if Philly should move on from one of its franchise stars (25:04). Plus, the crew looks at James Harden's prolonged struggles and how Daryl Morey might be able to reverse the Rockets' course (11:40).
Too Much, Too Fast

Too Much, Too Fast

2020-01-2000:43:423

Is Adam Silver's failed midseason tournament a stain on his resume? Brian Windhorst, Nick Friedell and Kevin Arnovitz discuss alternate ideas as the NBA looks for ways to drum up more regular season interest, especially from younger fans. Plus, a review of the Clippers' last month and what it says about their hopes of reaching the NBA Finals (27:49).
Calling It Out

Calling It Out

2020-01-1600:50:462

Brian Windhorst and Jackie MacMullan compare their All-Star ballots and assess any tough omissions (3:00). Plus, Tim MacMahon joins to talk Kyrie Irving's 'glaring' comments (23:30) and the Jazz's recent resurgence (41:55).
Knuck If You Buck

Knuck If You Buck

2020-01-1300:54:496

With Milwaukee still on pace to reach the 70-win mark, Brian Windhorst, Kirk Goldsberry and Kevin Pelton debate the Bucks' title chances and if Giannis and the team are built for more than just the regular season. Plus, the group discusses Kyle Kuzma's value to the Lakers (24:43) and a surprising season for the Grizzlies (38:48).
Pillow-Fight Playoff Race

Pillow-Fight Playoff Race

2020-01-0900:57:292

Never count out the Spurs. Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the suddenly-sizzling Spurs and the race for the eighth spot in the West (17:15). Plus, they talk about John Beilein's speaking error and which teams could potentially buy or sell during trade season (34:00).
Basketball Mercenaries

Basketball Mercenaries

2020-01-0601:05:443

With trade rumors circling, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Arnovitz and Royce Young outline where Kevin Love and Andre Drummond could fit in. Plus, the guys lay out their concerns for the 76ers and Clippers (33:20) before discussing the peculiar handling of Kyrie Irving's shoulder injury (41:36).
Remembering David Stern

Remembering David Stern

2020-01-0200:37:321

On the day David Stern passed, Brian Windhorst and Jackie MacMullan get together to share memories of the former NBA commissioner and to discuss his impact on basketball before, during and after his time in the league.
New Year's Six

New Year's Six

2019-12-3001:01:142

Now that the highly-anticipated Christmas Day games have passed, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon get together to break down the top six teams in each conference and whether they have what it takes to make a deep postseason run.
NBA Nowhere

NBA Nowhere

2019-12-2300:55:516

The Bucks can make it to the NBA Finals, but Brian Windhorst, Nick Friedell and Bobby Marks cast doubt on Milwaukee's hopes of actually winning the title. Plus, the demise of Blake Griffin (15:32), the latest from the trade market (27:56) and why the on-court product isn't as compelling as it once was.
Anything Is Plausible

Anything Is Plausible

2019-12-1901:00:004

How good are the Celtics? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss Kemba Walker's impact on Boston (13:05), Pascal Siakam's continued improvement (22:15) and how the Pelicans could shift the title race (33:30). Also, the Miami Heat are storming the East (25:00).
To Live and Contend in L.A.

To Live and Contend in L.A.

2019-12-1601:02:443

The Lakers are on a tear, with the Clippers not far behind. Brian Windhorst, Dave McMenamin and Ohm Youngmisuk discuss their early impressions of the Clippers (16:35) and how the two teams match up against each other (28:30). Plus, the guys talk about title contenders (39:00), the trade market and LeBron's visit to his alma mater to watch his son play.
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Richard Ottley

it's weird how the podcast is 5 hours long, but it's actually only 50 something minutes

Jan 13th
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Steve Stone

fix the audio quality

Dec 31st
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Richard Ottley

what are you talking about.. the ball went in the hoop 🤬🤬

Dec 6th
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Richard Ottley

get Carmelo Anthony 🤨🤔

Nov 17th
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Andy Grundy

best hoops pod in the game!

Oct 28th
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Francis Gonzalez

I love your show, but sad it is not more frequent

Oct 10th
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James Yiqi Low

Was it just me or was this episode like listening to a scratched up record?

Jul 14th
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Joey Elias

excellent analysis.

May 31st
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Darius Crawford

great Hoop Talk"

Nov 11th
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