Episode 220 – Chewing the fat with Matthew Dellavedova III

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Today on Believe The Hype, Matthew Dellavedova joins Tom & Benyam for a quick chat about the upcoming season. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard talks about his busy off-season & how his conditioning has been, the new-look Cavs under David Blatt & his new team-mates LeBron James, Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion & James Jones, their pre-season trip to Brazil & jokingly why his home-town Maryborough should get an NBA pre-season game, the anticipation in Cleveland for this upcoming season & his fellow Aussie National Team team-mates in the NBA. Furthermore, Tom & Benyam chat about this new-look Cavs team & what we should expect from them this season.

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Episode 219 – Year of the Clip?

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam are joined by #BTHype’s US Correspondent Jamieson Welsh who recently attended the Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets pre-season game in Las Vegas. The episode includes Jamieson’s exclusive interviews with Joe Ingles & Chris Douglas-Roberts. Furthermore, the boys chat about how the Clippers are looking heading into the new season & how they need to improve in the back-up point guard position & the small forward spot. Also, the guys chat about whether or not the Nuggets are a legit Playoff team, Danilo Gallinari’s return from injury, Dirk Nowitzki & LeBron James wanting a shorter NBA schedule & more!

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Episode 218 – The Westbrook Era

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about Kevin Durant‘s injury & what it means for Russell Westbrook & the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Furthermore, the guys chat about the Toronto Raptors exercising options on Terrence Ross & Jonas Valanciunas, the potential for 44min games & who should start for the Lakers… Jeremy Lin or Steve Nash?

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Episode 217 – I Go To Rio

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down all the latest news from around the NBA. The guys chat about the NBA’s new TV deal with Disney & Turner, discussing what that will mean for the League & players moving forward. Furthermore, the guys look ahead to the Cavs v Heat pre-season game in Rio, check in at what some of the players have been doing down in South America & talk about the awkward vibe between these two teams & especially LeBron James, Chris Bosh & Dwyane Wade. All that plus Boris Diaw‘s weight loss bonuses, Andrew Wiggins’ pre-season debut, Lance Stephenson almost becoming a Maverick, Kevin Durant & more!

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Episode 216 – Backcourt Boys

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On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam chat about the Bradley Beal/Dion Waiters arguement of who’s the best (young) back court in the NBA. The boys speak about how the Wizards & Cavs back-courts shape up, plus also discuss Steph Curry/Klay Thompson, Tony Parker/Manu Ginobili & others who deserve to be in the conversation. Furthermore, the guys chat LeBron James already knowing the Cavs offense inside-out, Nick Young‘s injury, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist‘s improved shot, #HollywoodJoe, Cory Joseph’s rap tribute, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine Nine & more!

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Episode 215 – This is Rich Paul’s world… you’re just living in it

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Leigh Ellis from NBATV’s The Starters returns to the podcast today for a chat about all the latest NBA news & notes. The boys chat about Eric Bledsoe’s new 5 year $70million contract with the Phoenix Suns & how Tom & Benyam have egg on their face after only 5 days ago, going super negative on Rich Paul. Furthermore, the guys chat about Dante Exum & the exciting but young Utah Jazz & have a look at the top teams in the Southeast Division & what we should expect from the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets & Washington Wizards this season.

Follow Leigh on twitter @LeighEllis & catch him on The Starters on NBATV, with the new season returning on the 13th October & at nba.com/thestarters.

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Episode 214 – Bled$oe

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Today on Believe The Hype, Tom & Benyam break down the Eric Bledsoe situation & discuss whether there’s any chance that he could wind up with the Minnesota Timberwolves who offered him a max deal this week. (Spoiler Alert: There isn’t any chance). The guys chat about how it’s gotten to the 21st September & Bledsoe still doesn’t have a deal, his immediate future & more. Furthermore, the boys talk about extension chat surrounding Ricky Rubio, Jimmy Butler, Kenneth Faried, Klay Thompson & Tristan Thompson, Rex Chapman’s arrest plus who should we expect to have breakout NBA seasons after the FIBA World Cup

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