PTBN’s NBA-Team- 2016-17 Season Preview: Spoiler Alert

October 24, 2016

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best.In the sixth and final part of this 6-part preview, we are down to our top three teams. How much better can LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers be after an historic, curse-ending championship season and the long, arduous journey to defend it? Will there potentially be some trouble in paradise for the new-look super team version of the Golden State Warriors? Why is this zero hour for Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and Doc Rivers in Los Angeles and can they overcome their regular season failures against the Warriors? Riche and Adam also talk recent injuries, award predictions, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team, now on the Place to Be nation Pop Feed!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team- 2016-17 Season Preview: Hunter or Hunted?

October 18, 2016

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best.In part 5 of this 6-part preview, they discuss five teams that either are aiming for lofty goals or have the target on their backs. Are the San Antonio Spurs in the post-TIm Duncan era officially an also-ran or can they get back to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in three years? What is the basement of Russell Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder and how far can the vengeance factor really take you? Riche and Adam also discuss the deep and dangerous Boston Celtics, which team made a mistake keeping their core together between the Portland Trail Blazers and Toronto Raptors, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2016-17 Season Preview: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

October 4, 2016

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best. For part 4 of this 6-part preview, Adam and Riche discuss five teams with a load of changes, and even more questions marks regarding what each team could have done, should have done, and would have been. Will the Memphis Grizzlie, the only West team in this group, get too far away from their old hat after a spending spree in the summer? Can Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, and Rajon Rondo really make it work in Chicago? Adam talks about why he is so down on the new-look New York Knicks while they also talk about the new additions for the Indiana Pacers, Dwight Howard in Atlanta, and much more. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2016-17 Season Preview: Gotta Pulse

September 27, 2016

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best. In this edition, they take on six teams (three from the West, and three from the East) that are not out of the mix just yet but still have a ways to go. How far have the Houston Rockets fallen from James Harden's MVP runner-up season? Can Stan Van Gundy bring the Detroit Pistons up another notch after their first playoff appearance in 7 years? Riche and Adam also talk about the Wade-less, and potentially Bosh-less Miami Heat, the young but not ready Utah Jazz, Scotty Brooks taking over as head coach of the Washington Wizards, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast- 2016-17 Season Preview: Nah… But!

September 20, 2016

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best. In this edition, the team talks about six  teams that are better than facepalm-worthy (except for maybe the Phoenix Suns) and what makes them so intriguing. Why are Adam and Riche in such disagreement about the Charlotte Hornets? Why does Adam compare the Denver Nuggets to a Lego set? Why is Riche already worried that Anthony Davis will leave the New Orleans Pelicans? They also talk about Tom Thibodeau taking over the young, talented Minnesota Timberwolves, the superstar potential of the Giannis Antetokounmpo-Jabai Parker combination, and much more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team- 2016-17 Season Preview: Please Stop Believing

September 14, 2016

The 2016-17 season is almost here, and Adam Murray and Andrew Riche on Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are ready to dish out some team previews going from worst to best. In this edition, Riche and Adam take on five teams at the bottom of the totem pole. Can the Kings do anything to overcome their dysfunctions to get out of here? Since the Philadelphia 76ers can't get any worse, how much better will they be with Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, and Joel Embiid ready to play? They also talk about the new (and not so good) look Lakers, the mixed bag of talent that is the Orlando Magic, the hopeless Brooklyn Nets looking for anything, new coaches, football predictions, and more! So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team- Build Your Expansion Team, Part 2

September 3, 2016

The offseason is in full effect with the Summer Olympics over, but after a hiatus, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place To Be Nation’s NBA-Team are back and ready to unleash a fantasy expansion draft. In part one, Riche’s Seattle Apologists and Adam’s Las Vegas Fanduels (or Atlantic City Albatrosses, depending on how you feel) discuss the Western Conference and which players would be protected from and exposed to possibly being picked by their expansion teams. Why did Adam save so many of his draft spots for Western Conference players? The Warriors have to expose one of their five players under contract through 2017, but who gets left behind? They also discuss a possible restricted free agent nightmare scenario for Oklahoma City, the Spurs' international scouting, and more. So suit up and take it out, expansion draft style, with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team- Pick Your Expansion Team, Part 1

August 28, 2016

The offseason is in full effect with the Summer Olympics over, but after a hiatus, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team are back and ready to unleash a fantasy expansion draft. In part one, Riche's Seattle Apologists and Adam's Las Vegas Fanduels (or Atlantic City Albatrosses, depending on how you feel) discuss the Eastern Conference and which players would be protected from and exposed to possibly being picked by their expansion teams. Along the way, they discuss a myriad of topics from the strange new Orlando lineup to the elephant in the room that is Chris Bosh's situation in Miami. So suit up and take it out, expansion draft style, with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast - Thunderstruck

July 10, 2016

It might be the off season for the NBA, but free agency is off and running as Adam Murray and Andrew Riche dive into the presiding whirlwind of wheeling and dealing throughout the league. They talk about Kevin Durant’s shocking and seismic shift to Golden State and the move’s seismic ramifications. They also talk about the Knicks going for broke next season, Dwyane Wade leaving Wade County to join the Chicago Bulls, Al Horford leaving Atlanta to join the Celtics, and more. Riche and Adam also talk about winners and losers, the new salaries and how to interpret them, and also discuss the FIBA qualifying tournaments leading into the Summer Olympics in Brazil. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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PTBN’s NBA-Team Podcast - You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

June 29, 2016

On this offseason preview edition of Place To Be Nation's NBA-Team Podcast, Adam Murray and Andrew Riche still cannot stop talking about the thrilling Game 7 finish to the 2016 NBA Finals and the many ramifications that come from Cleveland's win and Golden State's failure to close out back-to-back titles. Riche and Adam also review this past Thursday's NBA Draft along with some big trades and surprising moves. They wrap it up talking free agency, which players are about to get paid handsomely, and which teams should wait till next summer or start spending now. So suit up and take it out with the NBA-Team!

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