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The Pick 'n' Pod

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The Pick 'n' Pod Podcast on TalkBasket.net is hosted by Adam Taylor and Jonathan Macri, covering all basketball with emphasis on the EuroLeague and the NBA.
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Adam is joined by the 23rd pick in the 2020 NBA draft, and current Barcelona player, Leandro Bolmaro. Adam and Leandro speak about playing during COVID, looking towards the NBA, veteran leadership, and individual improvements. Bolmaro is working on his strength and all-around game, and provides some insightful responses regarding his current headspace, and how his focus is solely on Barcelona for the duration of his time in Spain
Adam and Jon decided its about that time....where they can start giving teams grades for how they have started the season compared to how they thought they would start the year. 
Every season, there are roughly 20 players who get consideration as "elite", with their presence on a roster almost guaranteeing a playoff spot. Each season, players slide out of this discussion, and new ones step into the limelight. This week, Adam and Jon discuss some of the names who are taking the step into the limelight, and others who are failing to hit their usual level of play
This week Adam and Jon are joined by two G-League draft hopefuls in Jaire Grayer and Kethan Savage to discuss their thoughts on today's draft and operating in the G-League bubble. The guys also discuss their top 3 surprises of the season so far, from underperforming teams, to players balling out of their minds. 
Adam and Jon look at the Vegas line for each Western Conference NBA team, using their first two or three games as a bench mark, the guys discuss if they will buy or sell stock on each teams early performances
This week, Adam and Jon finish off their over/under predictions for the Eastern Conference, and discuss some of the early pre-season games. 
To begin the week, Adam and Jon dive into the over/under as provided by Vegas to decipher which teams are going to cover the spread, and who will ultimately fall short. Following Adam and Jon's exploration of the lower half of the Eastern Conference, the guys are joined by ESPN's Eric Woodyard to dive into the hottest topics around the NBA right now
On this weeks episode of The Pick'N'Pod podcast, Adam and Jon break down the hot storylines heading into the NBA season. From Hayward sign-and-trade, to Houston in general. The guys keep you in the loop with all the primary discussion points before the ball starts bouncing again in a few weeks
This week, Adam and Jon get together to discuss the absolute insanity of NBA Free-Agency. Looking at winners, losers, and weird decision makers, the guys break down each major free-agent move while looking at how it affects their new team.    Obviously, Adam is hurt about Gordon Hayward, while Jon is enjoying the Knicks taking their time and making smart decisions. And both are dumbfounded by the Pistons decision making.    Every major pickup is covered here, and it's a great way of staying up-to-date with all the moves around the league so far.
Adam and Jon are joined by Yahoo Sport's NBA Insider Keith Smith to discuss the finer points of the salary cap in the upcoming season, teams possible trade targets, and of course the Houston Rockets weird situation. Keith is an incredibly talented writer, with his finger on the pulse of the NBA, a very informative and enjoyable episode! 
It's a date!

It's a date!

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Adam and Jon get into the news of the NBA resuming play in December, looking at possible changes to the regular season series, and how well teams will fair with the changes regarding fans and travel. 
For this week's episode, Adam and Jon are joined by NBA Insider Howard Beck. Discussing the reasoning behind the NBA decision for a December restart, Howard explains how the shortened season can get the NBA back on track in 2021-22. Following on from this, the guys look at Stan Van Gundy's hiring in New Orleans and what this means for player development and immediate content. Jon and Howard then top off the show with some insider Knicks discussions
Adam and Jon kick-off this debut episode of the Pick'n'Pod by breaking down the news surrounding the Houston Rockets. Looking at their current roster construction, and what moves could/should be made. Do the Rockets want to blow it up? Or do they want to contend? 
In the fifth episode of the Pick ‘n’ Pod Podcast, Yiannis Bouranis, Chief Editor of TalkBasket.net, welcomes fellow sports journalist and the new member of TalkBasket.net, Alexandros Tsakos. Yiannis and Alexandros talk about the 2019 NBA Finals and express their opinion on the outcome of the series. At the same time, they analyse the situation in the EuroLeague transfer market!
In the fourth episode of the Pick ‘n’ Pod Podcast, Yiannis Bouranis, Chief Editor of TalkBasket.net, and Brian Zilem, host of the Blue Hardwood Podcast, welcome Orazio Cauchi, reporter for Sportando and Def Pen Hoops. Yiannis, Brian and Orazio analyse the match-ups in the Eastern and Western Conference semi-finals and pick the favourites for the NBA Finals. They also talk about the EuroLeague playoffs and the upcoming Final Four and much more!
In the third episode of the Pick ‘n’ Pod Podcast, Yiannis Bouranis, Chief Editor of TalkBasket.net, welcomes the director of basketball content at Runrepeat, Dimitrije Curcic. Yiannis and Dimitrije discuss about game analysis, advanced stats, the EuroLeague and the NBA playoffs and more! 
In the second episode of the Pick ‘n’ Pod Podcast, Yiannis Bouranis, Chief Editor of TalkBasket.net, welcomes the host of the Blue Hardwood Podcast, Brian Zilem, to discuss about the Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson and more!
In the first episode of the Pick 'n' Pod Podcast, Yiannis Bouranis, Chief Editor of TalkBasket.net, welcomes a very familiar face and former Chief Editor of the website, John Hobbs. Yiannis and John talk about the EuroLeague, potential play-off match-ups, British Basketball and more!
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