Drive & Kick: The SB Nation NBA Podcast

SB Nation's Paul Flannery and other guests discuss the NBA.

Inside the madness in Memphis

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Surprise front office firings, an owner challenging players to games of one-on-one and a coach who comes back after never going away: It's the Memphis Grizzlies! This calls for a deep dive on the Drive & Kick podcast.

Going in-depth with the 2014 NBA Draft class

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Who will be the top pick in the draft? Who stands out among the next tier of prospects? What about the international players? It's time to get serious with Draft Express' Jonathan Givony on this week's Drive & Kick podcast.

The inside story of Mark Jackson's dismissal

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Why did Mark Jackson get fired by the Warriors? Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News joins the Drive & Kick podcast to peel back the layers on the coach's controversial exit from Golden State.

The beginning of SLAM

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Before the basketball internet took shape, there was SLAM magazine. Bold, unapologetic and willing to tell stories that weren't being told, SLAM was a cultural force that shaped basketball coverage for the next generation.

Podcast: Talking draft with Jonathan Givony

We've heard a lot of opinions about this year's draft, so we brought in an expert to help us make sense of the 2014 class.

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Podcast: How to write great NBA features

What goes into telling a great story? For this week's Drive & Kick podcast we talked to one of the best in the business to find out how he crafts such illuminating profiles.

The Nets' rebirth

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Jake Appleman, author of Brooklyn Bounce, talks to us about the rebranding of the Nets and their historic first season in Brooklyn.

How far can John Wall take the Wizards?

Good times in the nation's capital these days as the Wizards are actually in playoff contention. Can they make a legit run this spring, and what's the long-range plan after this season. Michael Lee joins Paul Flannery on the Drive & Kick.

Podcast: Motor City mishaps

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Detroit had big hopes for this season, but the Pistons are struggling. Can they get on track or is this an interesting experiment that can't be fixed?

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Podcast: Grit 'N Grind, revived

The Memphis Grizzlies started slow, but they're once again lurking on the fringes of playoff contention. We talked to Chris Herrington of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal for the latest on the Grizz revival.

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Podcast: Are the Raptors for real?

The Toronto Raptors have gone from tankers to division leaders since trading Rudy Gay, but that can't be the only reason for their turnaround, right? We talked to Eric Koreen to find out what's really going on north of the border.

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Podcast: Making sense of the Wolves

The Timberwolves are a .500 team with a statistical profile of one that should be in the top 10. Britt Robson of the MinnPost helps us understand what's happening in Minnesota, and shares his thoughts on Rick Adelman, Kevin Love and Kevin Garnett.

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Drive & Kick: The Spurs keep chugging along

The San Antonio Spurs are good again. Big surprise, right? We talked to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio-Express News to find out what, if anything, is different about this year's team. Plus, Pop stories. Lots and lots of Pop stories.

Drive & Kick: Blazing a trail

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A long winning streak put the Blazers on the map, and victories over the Pacers and Thunder elevated them to the top of the league. We talk to Ben Golliver of Blazers Edge about LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and the rest of the red-hot Blazers.

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Drive & Kick podcast: Hapless New York

The Knicks are fighting with each other. The Nets are reassigning coaches. It's the battle for New York, or at least the right to stay out of the basement and off the back page. Paul Flannery talks with Howard Beck about the state of New York's haple

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Podcast: The Philly story

The 76ers aren't terrible. What's up with that? Paul Flannery talks to CSN Philly's John Gonzalez about the Sixers, Sam Hinkie's plan, what went wrong with Doug Collins and failed congressional runs.

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Podcast: Those wacky Knicks

In the inaugural episode of Drive & Kick, Paul Flannery talks Knicks with Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal. What explains their dysfunction? What could fix it? Plus: does the press really influence the decision-making of the teams they cover?

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