Episode 321 – Extend that guy

Getty Images: Are the Wizards about to extend Bradley Beal?

Getty Images: Are the Wizards about to extend Bradley Beal?

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam catch up with West Coast Correspondent Jamieson Welsh for a chat. The guys chat about Jamieson’s takeaways from Team USA Camp, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist‘s extension, plus other guys who may or may not be extended before the October 31 deadline in Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Dion Waiters and Andre Drummond. Also, the guys chat about Nick Young‘s intentions to play for the Australian National Team.

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Closing Song: Yung Hass – The Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Song

Episode 320 – Contract Valanciunas

Getty Images: Jonas 'bout to get P.A.I.D.

Getty Images: Jonas ’bout to get P.A.I.D.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam have a chat about the biggest talking points from the last week of the NBA off-season. The guys chat about Australia qualifying for the Olympics, the DeMarcus Cousins trade rumors, Jonas Valanciunas nearing a 4 year $60m contract extension, Joel Embiid‘s injury, the rookies having a lot of love for Jahlil Okafor plus J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson‘s contract situations.

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Closing Song: 1 2 3 4 5 Sixers. Oldschool Anthem Philadelphia 76ers

Episode 319 – FIBA Fever: Homecoming

Getty Images: There's no denying it... The Boomers are Patty's team.

Getty Images: There’s no denying it… The Boomers are Patty’s team.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the Australian Boomers’ 12 point win against the New Zealand Tall Blacks in Game 1 of the FIBA Oceania Series. The guys chat about Patty Mills‘ huge game winning performance, Andrew Bogut point GAWD and more. Furthermore, the guys chat with Patty post-game about the game and being back in the Boomers set-up and also break down how Team USA may look at Rio 2016 after this weeks’ mini-camp in Las Vegas.

Furthermore, Jamieson catches up with Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green to have a chat with them about their experiences at Team USA mini-camp.

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Closing Song: Faction Cleveland – Dellavedova Song

Episode 318 – Twitter Q’s & Cavs TT blues

Getty Images: Could TT be on the move?

Getty Images: Could TT be on the move?

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam answer your twitter and facebook questions about everything from the Sacramento Kings, what to expect from the Oklahoma City Thunderthrough to how to survive being locked out of your home, Willy Wonka, comedians and much much more. Furthermore, the guys chat about the Tristan Thompson/Cavs stalemate and Benyam catches up with Matthew Dellavedova for a chat.

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Closing Song: Faction Cleveland – Dellavedova Song

Episode 317 – Locked Out

Getty Images: James Harden's actual reaction to the additional zero adidas threw his way.

Getty Images: James Harden’s actual reaction to the additional zero adidas threw his way.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about Dante Exum‘s knee injury and what that means for his immediate career, the Utah Jazz and the Australian Boomers, Patty Mills as a potential replacement of Dante for the FIBA Oceania Series, whether or not NBA players should play for their countries, James Harden‘s $200m offer from Adidas, LaMarcus Aldridge‘s first world problems, Kobe Bryant talking retirement plans, Ray Allen wanting to return to the NBA this season, the Toronto Raptors new jerseys, locksmiths and more!

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Closing Song: Lil Dicky – Russell Westbrook on a Farm

Episode 316 – Kristaps, or how I learned to stop worrying & love the East

Getty Images: Could Kristaps become the Knicks next rap GAWD?

Getty Images: Could Kristaps become the Knicks next rap GAWD?

Today on Believe The Hype, Jared Zwerling from Bleacher Report joins Tom and Benyam for a chat about how the off-season has treated the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. The guys discuss how Kristaps Porzingis looked during Summer League and what to expect from him this season, the Knicks acquisitions of Arron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, Kyle O’Quinn and Derrick Williams, the future of Carmelo Anthony in New York, the Cavs confirming and finalizing the return of key guys such as LeBron James, Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith, how a full strength Miami Heat team may look in 2015/16, the growth of the NBA the last few years and more!

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Closing Song: Transleiteris – #PORZINGIS

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