Episode 315 – Upgrades in the West

Getty Images: Lance is looking for a fresh start in Los Angeles.

Getty Images: Lance is looking for a fresh start in Los Angeles.

Today on Believe The Hype, Nate Duncan from the Dunc’d On Podcast joins Tom and Benyam for a chat about some of the big moves in the Western Conference over the course of free agency. The guys talk about how the Spurs signing LaMarcus Aldridge and David West and Houston making a trade for Ty Lawson and the Clippers bringing back DeAndre Jordan along with bringing in Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith elevates them into the conversation with the Warriors as the ‘best in the West’. Furthermore, the guys chat about the underrated trade by the Portland Trail Blazers for Noah Vonleh, the Sacramento Kings doing Sacramento Kings kinda things, the Lakers pretty good off season haul, Enes Kanter and more!

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Closing Song: Dribble (Wiggle Kevin Durant Parody)

Episode 314 – Vegasing

Getty Images: Seth Curry is looking at parlaying a big LVSL into an NBA contract.

Getty Images: Seth Curry is looking at parlaying a big LVSL into an NBA contract.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam are joined by #BTHype’s West Coast Correspondent Jamieson Welsh from Summer League in Las Vegas. The guys chat about the awesome Summer League form of Seth Curry and whether or not he’ll spend some more time with the Pelicans in the season proper, Scottie Wilbekin signing a four year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, Bobby Portis, Cameron Bairstow and the deep Chicago Bulls front-line, Kelly Oubre‘s exciting future in Washington and more!

Furthermore, Jamieson catches up with Bairstow and Robert Upshaw with those interviews apperaing in the episode.

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Closing Song: Nikko Lafre – Zach Lavine

Episode 313 – Summer League Takes

Getty Images: D'Angelo Russell's showing some signs of what's to come for the Lakers.

Getty Images: D’Angelo Russell’s showing some signs of what’s to come for the Lakers.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam are joined by #BTHype’s West Coast Correspondent Jamieson Welsh from Summer League in Las Vegas. The guys chat about who’s surprised so far, how the Lakers guards of D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson are looking, Jahlil Okafor‘s nice start to his pro career, Knicks fans starting to like Kristaps Porzingis, Emmanuel Mudiay‘s fire campaign, Aussies Ryan Broekhoff and Brock Motum, the play of Raptors guards Norman Powell and Delon Wright and more!

Furthermore, Jamieson catches up with Broekhoff, Motum, Powell and Wright with those interviews appearing in the episode.

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Episode 312 – Glass case of emojis

Getty Images: Steve Ballmer has mad props for DeAndre.

Getty Images: Steve Ballmer has mad props for DeAndre.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the amazing day and situation surrounding DeAndre Jordan agreeing to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. The guys chat about everything from the emoji war through to the Clippers ‘barricading’ themselves in DJ’s house, Paul Pierce and Blake Griffin‘s strong prank games, plus the effect that this will have on both the Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks. Furthermore, the guys chat about Deron Williams, the Portland Trail Blazers’ 4 year $70m offer sheet for Enes Kanter and what the Oklahoma City Thunder should do, Jeremy Lin to the Charlotte Hornets, the NBAPA Awards and more!

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Closing Song:Ray J – Lob City

Episode 311 – Catching up with the ‘Big Banger’ Aron Baynes

Getty Images: Aron Baynes can and will dunk all over you.

Getty Images: Aron Baynes can and will dunk all over you.

Today on Believe The Hype, Aron Baynes joins us for a chat. Aron speaks about his new deal that he’s agreed to in principal with the Detroit Pistons and how he’s looking forward to the new challenge, increased leadership and moving onto the next chapter of his NBA career, his basketball camps, State of Origin, leaving the Spurs and his off-season surgery that will see him miss the FIBA Oceania Series with the Australian Boomers. Furthermore, Tom and Benyam have a chat about how he’ll fit into the Pistons system.

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Closing Song: Spuran Spuran – Spurs!

Episode 310 – New Beginnings

Getty Images: LMA and DAJ are taking their talents to Texas.

Getty Images: LMA and DAJ are taking their talents to Texas.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam run through all the latest free agency moves and rumours. The guys chat about LaMarcus Aldridge signing with the Spurs, the demise of the Trail Blazers, DeAndre Jordan heading to Dallas, the Knicks semi-ok free agency period, Raptor DeMarre Carroll, big names like Kevin Love, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, Draymond Green, Paul Millsap and Tim Duncan returning to their respective teams, the Milwaukee Bucks signing Greg Monroe and re-signing Khris Middleton and their super fun small-ball line-up, Monta Ellis Pacers all, Rajon Rondo to the Sacramento Kings, plus heaps of other moves, the importance of a fruit platter in free agent meetings, billboards, why Detroit will love Aron Baynes and more!

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Closing Song: Synsational – We The North

Episode 309 – NBA Chewing the fat with Ryan Broekhoff

Getty Images: Broekhoff is hoping to impress in Vegas.

Getty Images: Broekhoff is hoping to impress in Vegas.

Today on Believe The Hype, Ryan Broekhoff from the Denver Nuggets Summer League team and the Australian Boomers joins Tom and Benyam for a chat. Ryan speaks about his upcoming commitments at Las Vegas Summer League with the Nuggets, his mini-camp with the Toronto Raptors, his Turkish All-Star season with Besiktas, passionate fans selling T-shirts with his face on them, his National Team commitments for the upcoming FIBA Oceania Series and more!

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Closing Song: Inner State Ike – Blue & Yellow (feat. TC Crook)

Episode 308 – NBA Draft Review

Getty Images: Karl-Anthony Towns will be a key piece in the young and fun Wolves.

Getty Images: Karl-Anthony Towns will be a key piece in the young and fun Wolves.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down all the big winners and losers from the 2015 NBA Draft and the ensuing trades. Furthermore, Tom speaks to Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay after they were drafted about their current situations.

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Closing Song: Bleacher Report – Kobe Bryant “Let It Go” Frozen parody (Let It Tank)

Episode 307 – Catching up with NBA Champion Andrew Bogut

Source @andrewbogut on Twitter: Bogut shares a moment with his mate Lazza.

Source @andrewbogut on Twitter: Bogut shares a moment with his mate Lazza.

Today on Believe The Hype, Andrew Bogut joins Tom and Benyam for a chat about the Golden State Warriors recent Championship run. The guys speak with Bogut about the sacrifices that players such as himself, David Lee and Andre Iguodala made this season, how the unit came together, the impact Steve Kerr and the coaching staff had on and off the floor, the impact that analytics have had on the Warriors team and the NBA as a whole, Harrison Barnes‘ coming of age this season, the upcoming FIBA Oceania series with the Australian Boomers and more.

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Closing song: John Doe – Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA Champions “Theme Song”

Episode 306 – Snakes in the grass

USA Today: DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl are in a weird place right now...

USA Today: DeMarcus Cousins and George Karl are in a weird place right now…

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the DeMarcus Cousins, George Karl and Sacramento situation, the new leaked NBA jerseys, Dwyane Wade to the Lakers/Cavs free agency rumors, the Knicks looking to trade Tim Hardaway Jr. for Brandon Jennings, the Kings reportedly interested in JaVale McGee plus trading Rudy Gay for Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce‘s interest in the Clippers and the Lance Stephenson/Matt Barnes trade plus the guys preview the NBA Draft and more!

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