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PBT Extra: All six NBA Division previews

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Before the NBA season tips off started Kay Adams and I sat down to preview all 30 teams and all 6 NBA divisions for PBT Extra. We talk about everything from what the loss of Russell Westbrook at the start of the season means for Oklahoma City to what happens to Miami if they don’t win a title this season.

Here are all those previews (if you want more team details, check out the PBT team previews).


Northwest Division

Southwest Division

Pacific Division


Southeast Division

Central Division

Atlantic Division

PBT Extra: Amnesty That! Plus some LeBron and Sixers talk

Los Angeles Lakers v Dallas Mavericks
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It’s Monday and that means I get to hang out with red-carpet ready Kay Adams and talk some NBA.

Of course, we talk some Lakers and what they are doing right. But let’s say they make the playoffs, do you think they could beat the Spurs in seven games? No. Thunder? No. Clippers? Closer, but the Clips destroyed the Lakers on Valentines day, and besides the Lakers aren’t getting up to the six seed.

Then we talk a little about the LeBron James return to Cleveland rumor — I’m already getting sick of this storyline and there are 14 months to go — and what Andrew Bynum’s return will mean for the 76ers.

PBT Extra: Atlantic Division preview… this is one deep division

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It’s back — PBT Extra has returned just in time to start doing some division previews for the NBA season.

Matt Stroup and I start off our run of previews in the Atlantic, which is as deep a division as there is in the NBA. There are playoff teams and the Raptors are going to be better than people think.

Boston should still be the class of the group — their off-season acquisitions of Jason Terry and Courtney Lee should make them a tough team to beat in the regular season. The Knicks should be good but they have to show they can fit all the pieces together, the Nets will score points but defense is a question, and the Sixers have some good young players that need to take the next step forward this season.

I still think four teams in this division will finish within five games of each other at the end of the season. Health and some lucky breaks will determine who wins and who faces the tougher playoff seedings.

Keep your eyes out, over the next couple of weeks we will preview every division in the NBA on PBT Extra.

PBT Extra: It’s NBA Draft preview time

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It’s time to talk draft on PBT Extra. Tiffany hits me up with the question I’ve gotten on a few radio shows — could Anthony  Davis be a bust?

We also talk about guys going up the draft board, who is going down and some guys to watch once the games start up again.

PBT Extra: Talking Rose-less Bulls with Aggrey Sam

Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Ronnie Brewer, Joakim Noah
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The biggest story of the playoffs so far is still Derrick Rose’s knee injury — it has radically altered a title contender.

So what’s the team’s mood? When will people back off Tom Thibodeau? How far can they go now? We asked all these things of a guy you should be reading anyway, Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com. We are looking at where the Bulls go from here.

Sadly, neither of us think it’s the NBA finals anymore.