Posting Up with Tim Bontemps

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Posting Up is a podcast from The Washington Post about everything going on in the NBA. Hosted by Tim Bontemps, The Post’s national NBA writer, Posting Up takes listeners around the league, talking to people who both cover it and work inside it about every aspect of The Association. From how teams are performing on the court to all of the many moves -- from trades to free agency to the draft -- that impact teams off of it, you'll hear everything you need to know about the NBA here. [This podcast is no longer releasing new episodes.]

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Episode 126: The Athletic's Anthony Slater, and a final goodbye
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Anthony Slater about the Warriors, Rockets, Thunder and more. Then Bontemps signs off for a final time before moving on.
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 125: The Athletic's Bill Oram
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The Athletic's Bill Oram stops by to talk about the first two weeks of the LeBron James era in Los Angeles, plus how Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball will factor into how good the Lakers will be this season.
Oct 05, 2018
Episode 124: ESPN's Tim MacMahon
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On this episode of "Posting Up," ESPN's Tim MacMahon stops by to discuss the findings of the investigation into the Dallas Mavericks, how good Luka Doncic could be, what is next for Jimmy Butler and if the title window has closed for the Houston Rockets.
Sep 21, 2018
Episode 123: The Athletic's Gina Mizell
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On this episode of "Posting Up," The Athletic's Gina Mizell stops by to discuss the team she covered last year, the Denver Nuggets, and the team she's covering this year, the Phoenix Suns.
Sep 20, 2018
Episode 122: The Los Angeles Times' Dan Woike
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Dan Woike from The Los Angeles Times stops by to discuss the upcoming seasons for both the Clippers and Lakers.
Sep 19, 2018
Episode 121: The Washington Post's Candace Buckner
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Candace Buckner discusses the health of John Wall, the signing of Dwight Howard, and how the upcoming season is shaping up for the Washington Wizards.
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 120: The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski
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On this episode of "Posting Up," The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski stops by to discuss the tumultuous offseason for the Minnesota Timberwolves, as well as the futures of Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Tom Thibodeau in Minneapolis.
Sep 17, 2018
Episode 119: Sportsnet's Michael Grange
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Sportsnet's Michael Grange about DeMar DeRozan being traded away from Toronto, Kawhi Leonard showing up, whether Steve Nash is greatest Canadian athlete ever and the future of Canadian hoops.
Aug 07, 2018
Episode 118: Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps speaks to Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer about his love for the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers and Georgetown Hoyas, basketball in the Obama White House and new book, "Yes We Still Can."
Jun 29, 2018
Episode 117: The Washington Post's Kent Babb
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Post staffer Kent Babb about his terrific feature on the matriarch of the Ball family, Tina Ball, and her quiet battle to recover from a stroke she suffered in February 2017.
Jun 19, 2018
Episode 116: The Athletic's Jay King and The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach
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On this episode, Jay and Adam discuss the different feel around the Celtics without a top five pick this year, who Boston might take with the 27th pick, whether Kyrie Irving could be a trade candidate and what the market for Marcus Smart will look like.
Jun 15, 2018
Episode 115: ESPN's Tim MacMahon
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On this episode, ESPN's Tim MacMahon discusses the Houston Rockets losing Game 7 of the Western Conference finals to the Golden State Warriors by missing 37 threes, and what the loss means for Houston's offseason.
May 29, 2018
Episode 114: ESPN's Michael Wilbon
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On this episode, ESPN's Michael Wilbon talks Warriors-Rockets, Cavs-Celtics, LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan, where LeBron might end up this summer, what should the Wizards do next and why Wilbon believes Washington is a "minor league sports town."
May 16, 2018
Episode 113: CBS Sports' James Herbert
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to James Herbert about the New York Knicks hiring David Fizdale, the Toronto Raptors losing again to LeBron James, and what the Eastern and Western Conference finals could look like.
May 08, 2018
Episode 112: USA Today's Sam Amick
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps discusses the Western Conference playoffs, Paul George's free agency and the uncertain future of the Portland Trail Blazers with USA Today's Sam Amick.
May 01, 2018
Episode 111: The Athletic's Anthony Slater
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," The Athletic's Anthony Slater discusses Golden State's dominant start to the playoffs, Kawhi Leonard's continuing disappearing act from San Antonio, and the rest of the Western Conference playoffs.
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 110: The Action Network's Matt Moore
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to The Action Network's Matt Moore about the wide open NBA playoff picture, optimal first round matchups from a viewing perspective and Robert Pera keeping control of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Apr 10, 2018
Episode 109: The Athletic's Jay King
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to The Athletic's Jay King about the news that Kyrie Irving is out for the rest of the season because of a second knee surgery, and how the Celtics now stack up against their possible playoff foes.
Apr 06, 2018
Episode 108: ESPN's Nick Friedell
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to ESPN's Nick Friedell about Jabari Parker's future in Milwaukee, whether the Timberwolves will make the playoffs, if this season has been a success for the Bulls and cooking with Marc Gasol.
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 107: Twitter Mailbag
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps answers reader questions about the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, the Rookie of the Year race, the playoff pictures in both conferences, Kawhi Leonard's future in San Antonio and more.
Mar 23, 2018
Episode 106: Cycle's Rob Perez
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," Cycle's Rob Perez - a.k.a "World Wide Wob" - discusses his path to becoming an essential part of the NBA Twitter universe, as well as his lifelong fandom of the New York Knicks.
Mar 06, 2018
Episode 105: The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski
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On this episode of "Posting Up," The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski stops by to discuss Jimmy Butler's injury, why the Timberwolves won't play defense, whether Andrew Wiggins can live up to his potential and more.
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 104: Grind City Media's Chris Vernon
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Grind City Media's Chris Vernon stops by to talk about the Memphis Grizzlies not trading Tyreke Evans, shutting down Mike Conley, firing David Fizdale, signing Chandler Parsons, so many failed draft picks and much more.
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 103: The Detroit News's Rod Beard
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Rod Beard from The Detroit News stops by to talk about the Blake Griffin trade, and how it impacts Stan Van Gundy's future in Detroit.
Feb 02, 2018
Episode 102: Los Angeles Times's Dan Woike
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Dan Woike from the Los Angeles Times stops by to talk about the blockbuster Blake Griffin trade, and why it was it the end of an era for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 101: ESPN's Nick Friedell
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On this episode of "Posting Up," ESPN's Nick Friedell stops by to talk about how real of a contender the Minnesota Timberwolves are, the growth of the Chicago Bulls and what is happening now that Jason Kidd has been fired by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jan 26, 2018
Episode 100: New York Knicks center Enes Kanter
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On this episode of "Posting Up," New York Knicks center Enes Kanter stops by to discuss trolling LeBron James, playing with Russell Westbrook and more.
Jan 23, 2018
Episode 99: Twitter Mailbag
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps answers reader questions about Kemba Walker trade possibilities, why the Wizards are struggling and more.
Jan 19, 2018
Episode 98: ESPN's Brian Windhorst
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," ESPN's Brian Windhorst discusses the impending financial crunch that could impact the way many of the league's teams do business, as well as the debut of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas earlier this week.
Jan 05, 2018
Episode 97: The 2017 NBA Year in Review
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to several NBA reporters to analyze the way the NBA changed in 2017, and some of the things that lie ahead for the league in 2018.
Dec 30, 2017
Episode 96: Twitter Mailbag
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps answers questions submitted by Twitter users on a variety of subjects, including the dominance of the Houston Rockets, top rookies this season and more.
Dec 18, 2017
Episode 95: Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie stops by to discuss his path from injured draft prospect at Colorado to stops with the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls before becoming a starter for the Brooklyn Nets.
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 94: ESPN's Tim MacMahon
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," ESPN's Tim MacMahon stops by to discuss a variety of Western Conference teams, including the Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz.
Dec 04, 2017
Episode 93: Norman Transcript's Fred Katz
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," Fred Katz from the Norman Transcript discusses the struggles to start the season for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 92: Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," Adam Himmelsbach stops by to talk about how the streaking Boston Celtics have taken off after losing their first two games, and previewing Thursday's showdown in Boston with the Golden State Warriors.
Nov 15, 2017
Episode 91: USA Today's Sam Amick
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On this episode of "Posting Up," USA Today's Sam Amick stops by to talk about the Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves, as well as Amick's story with Jimmy Butler this week about how he left Chicago.
Nov 10, 2017
Episode 90: ESPN's Nick Friedell
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On this episode of "Posting Up," ESPN's Nick Friedell returns to discuss his epic story on the rise and fall of the Derrick Rose Era Chicago Bulls, as well as the current state of the Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Nov 09, 2017
Episode 89: The Athletic's Jason Lloyd
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps speaks to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd about the crazy start to the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as Lloyd's new book, "The Blueprint," about the tumultuous past seven years for the franchise.
Oct 27, 2017
Episode 88: The Athletic's Anthony Slater
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to The Athletic's Anthony Slater about Jordan Bell's dunk, Stephen Curry's ejection and everything else that's happened during the Golden State Warriors' surprising 2-2 start to the season.
Oct 25, 2017
Episode 87: Twitter Mailbag
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps answers Twitter questions about the Boston Celtics after Gordon Hayward's injury, what to make of LaMarcus Aldridge's contract extension and gives his thoughts on Lonzo Ball's rough NBA debut.
Oct 20, 2017
Episode 86: Central Division Preview
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On this episode, host Tim Bontemps talks to Vince Goodwill about the Chicago Bulls, Joe Vardon about the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rod Beard about the Detroit Pistons, Nate Duncan about the Indiana Pacers and Matt Velasquez about the Milwaukee Bucks.
Oct 17, 2017
Episode 85: Southwest Division Preview
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Tim MacMahon about the Mavericks, Jonathan Feigen about the Rockets, Chris Herrington about the Grizzlies, Scott Kushner about the Pelicans and Jeff McDonald about the Spurs.
Oct 16, 2017
Episode 84: USA Today's Sam Amick
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps is grilled by USA Today's Sam Amick about The Washington Post's Top 100 NBA players list. Then they discuss the Timberwolves, Celtics, Cavaliers and Rookie of the Year contenders.
Oct 14, 2017
Episode 83: Southeast Division Preview
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps speaks to five writers -- Brad Rowland, Rick Bonnell, Manny Navarro, Danny Leroux and Candace Buckner -- about each of the five teams in the Southeast Division ahead of the season starting next week.
Oct 12, 2017
Episode 82: Northwest Division Preview
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps discusses the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz with five local experts.
Oct 06, 2017
Episode 81: Pacific Division Preview
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On this episode of "Posting Up," five experts join host Tim Bontemps to break down the five Pacific Division teams ahead of the start of the 2017-18 NBA season.
Oct 03, 2017
Episode 80: Atlantic Division Preview
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On this episode of "Posting Up," we'll preview the Atlantic Division with Jay King of MassLive.com, Sarah Kustok from the Yes Network, Jared Dubin from CBSSports.com, Jessica Camerato from NBC Sports Philadelphia and Blake Murphy from Raptors Republic.
Sep 26, 2017
Episode 79: USA Today's Sam Amick
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On this episode of "Posting Up," USA Today's Sam Amick stops by to talk about Kevin Durant's Twitter drama, what's next for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kyrie Irving's new home in Boston, LeBron James' MVP chances and LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs.
Sep 22, 2017
Episode 78: The Washington Post's Kent Babb
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On this episode of "Posting Up," The Washington Post's Kent Babb stops by to discuss his recent feature on Patrick Ewing, plus Allen Iverson's lack of participation in the Big 3.
Aug 22, 2017
Episode 77: CBS Sports' Jared Dubin
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On the latest episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps discusses the NBA unveiling its entire schedule for the upcoming season with CBS Sports' Jared Dubin, including thoughts on the Lakers, the NBA incorporating more rest into the schedule and more.
Aug 15, 2017
Episode 76: The Oklahoman's Brett Dawson
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps discusses an eventful offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder -- including trading for Paul George, re-signing Andre Roberson and signing Patrick Patterson -- with Brett Dawson from The Oklahoman.
Aug 11, 2017
Episode 75: ESPN's Kevin Pelton
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On this episode of "Posting Up," ESPN.com's Kevin Pelton stops by to discuss his recent win projections for all 30 teams for the 2017-18 NBA season, the 2017 NBA offseason and thoughts on the possibility of the NBA returning to his hometown of Seattle.
Aug 08, 2017
Episode 74: Answering Twitter questions
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps answers questions from readers on Twitter about a variety of topics, including Kyrie Irving's trade demand, the state of the league, the dominance of the Warriors, the rise of The Greek Freak and more.
Aug 04, 2017
Episode 73: The Washington Post's Jerry Brewer
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On this episode of "Posting Up," WaPo columnist Jerry Brewer stops by to talk about the Washington Wizards re-signing Otto Porter, getting John Wall extended and building a foundation, plus the Kyrie Irving situation and what's ahead for next season.
Aug 03, 2017
Episode 72: The Athletic's Tim Kawakami
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Tim Kawakami talked about a busy offseason for the Golden State Warriors and the thinking behind his decision to leave newspapers behind to join The Athletic's newest site based around Bay Area sports.
Jul 27, 2017
Episode 71: Nate Duncan on free agency
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Nate Duncan about what to expect when free agency begins at midnight Saturday based off his mock offseason podcast. How much will players sign for, who will be left out of the spending and more.
Jun 30, 2017
Episode 71: Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune talks the impending free agency of Gordon Hayward, what his departure could mean for Utah's future, and what will happen with fellow free agent's George Hill and Joe Ingles.
Jun 29, 2017
Episode 69: Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Celtics beat writer for the Boston Globe, about the many layers to Boston's summer, including passing up on Markelle Fultz and pursuing Gordon Hayward and Paul George.
Jun 28, 2017
Episode 68: SAEN's Jeff McDonald
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps and San Antonio Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald discuss Tony Parker's injury, the first two games of Spurs-Rockets, how the series may shift going forward and what the Spurs may try to do this summer.
May 05, 2017
Episode 67: Norman Transcript's Fred Katz
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Oklahoma City Thunder beat writer Fred Katz stops by to talk about Thunder-Rockets, and specifically everything that comes with being around the Russell Westbrook Experience on a daily basis.
Apr 21, 2017
Episode 66: Mass Live's Jay King
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Mass Live's Jay King stops by to discuss the Boston Celtics not making a trade at February's trade deadline, why Boston is down 2-0 to Chicago in its first round playoff series and adjustments the Celtics can make.
Apr 20, 2017
Episode 66: BANG's Marcus Thompson
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Marcus Thompson from the Bay Area News Group discusses his new book, "Golden," about Stephen Curry, including how Curry's mother played a much larger influence on his life than she's given credit for.
Apr 14, 2017
Episode 64: SAEN's Jeff McDonald
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to San Antonio Express-News writer Jeff McDonald about Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard, Pau Gasol and the San Antonio Spurs.
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 63: Chicago Tribune's KC Johnson
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to longtime Chicago Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson about Jerry Krause's legacy and the future of Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, Fred Hoiberg, Gar Forman and John Paxson with the Chicago Bulls.
Mar 27, 2017
Episode 62: Solo Twitter mailbag
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps answers questions from readers on Twitter about the NCAA tournament, NBA Draft, Cleveland's porous defense, Kyle Lowry's future and more.
Mar 24, 2017
Episode 61: The Athletic's Eric Koreen
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to The Athletic's Eric Koreen about Kyle Lowry's wrist injury and what it means for the Toronto Raptors both now and this summer, along with the free agencies of Serge Ibaka and Patrick Patterson.
Mar 03, 2017
Episode 60: Solo Reddit and Twitter NBA Mailbag
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps discusses Kyle Lowry's injury, the trade deadline, the buyout market and more.
Feb 27, 2017
Episode 59: SCNG's Bill Oram
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Bill Oram stops by to talk about Magic Johnson's return to the Lakers, why that is bad news for Jim Buss, what's next for the Lakers young players and why it's so crucial for them to retain this year's draft pick.
Feb 03, 2017
Episode 58: Mass Live's Jay King
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Mass Live's Jay King about the Boston Celtics. They discuss Boston's listless defense, why this year's team may not see many midseason changes, and the excitement in Boston about the Nets pick.
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 57: Solo Reddit NBA Mailbag
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps goes through a Reddit mailbag to answer your questions about all kinds of NBA topics.
Jan 21, 2017
Episode 56: USA Today's Sam Amick
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On this episode of "Posting Up," USA Today's Sam Amick discusses DeMarcus Cousins, the Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder and Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Dec 21, 2016
Episode 55: Norman Transcript's Fred Katz
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On this episode, host Tim Bontemps and Fred Katz discuss Russell Westbrook's insane start to the regular season, the Thunder's miraculous late-game ability thus far and where Oklahoma City ranks among the teams fighting for playoff position in the West.
Dec 13, 2016
Episode 54: Solo Reddit NBA mailbag
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps spends some time discussing covering the tragedy that was the Oakland warehouse fire the past few days. Then he takes mailbag questions from Twitter and a post on the Reddit/NBA page.
Dec 06, 2016
Episode 53: Washington Post's Candace Buckner
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On this episode of Posting Up, Candace Buckner stops by to talk about John Wall and Bradley Beal's health, Marcin Gortat's comments, the rough start for Washington's bench and how the WIzards have to take advantage of a soft upcoming schedule.
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 52: ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss
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On this episode, ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss stops by to talk abou the Warriors. Topics include Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Draymond Green on and off the court, LeBron James taunting the Warriors with cookies and some of their problems so far.
Nov 01, 2016
Episode 51: Over unders with Jared Dubin
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On this episode of Posting Up, Jared Dubin stops by to go through NBA win over unders for all 30 teams.
Oct 21, 2016
Episode 50: Orange County Register's Dan Woike
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Los Angeles Clippers beat writer Dan Woike stops by to talk about the Clippers deciding to keep their core together, the challenges they face this season and what Chris Paul and Blake Griffin might do as free agents.
Oct 12, 2016
Episode 49: BANG's Anthony Slater
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Anthony Slater discusses what it's been like being the other person to move from Oklahoma City to the Bay Area this summer and things to watch for as the Warriors prepare for the start of the regular season.
Sep 30, 2016
Episode 48: Alabama Media Group's Joe Goodman
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On this episode, AL.com's Joe Goodman - who covered LeBron James' entire tenure in Miami - stops by to discuss what it was like being around that team on a daily basis, as well as Chris Bosh's latest setback and athletes becoming comfortable protesting.
Sep 27, 2016
Episode 47: BANG's Marcus Thompson
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On this episode of Posting Up, Marcus Thompson from the Bay Area News Group stops by to discuss all things Golden State Warriors, from fan support to Stephen Curry to Draymond Green to Kevin Durant. They also discuss the Colin Kaepernick situation.
Sep 23, 2016
Episode 46: ESPN's Jade Hoye
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On this episode of "Posting Up," ESPN's Jade Hoye, the man behind the TrueHoop podcasts, stops by to talk about his creative process, his Warriors fandom, the origin stories of the TrueHoop regulars and his path from a band to full-time podcast producer.
Sep 20, 2016
Episode 45: MassLive.com's Jay King
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On this episode of "Posting Up," MassLive.com's Jay King stops by to talk about a busy Celtics offseason and an intriguing season ahead. The discussion includes Al Horford, Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and more.
Sep 16, 2016
Episode 44: Washington Post's Candace Buckner
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On this episode of "Posting Up," Candace Buckner, the new Wizards beat writer for The Washington Post, stops by to talk about her career path, the recent comments by John Wall and Bradley Beal and more.
Sep 13, 2016
Episode 43: Nate Duncan
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On this episode, Nate Duncan stops by to discuss his evolution from full-time lawyer to full-time NBA podcaster. Then, he and host Tim Bontemps discuss the wild NBA offseason, how it'll impact the future, and answer reader questions.
Sep 09, 2016
Episode 42: ESPN's Brian Windhorst
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On this episode of "Posting Up," ESPN's Brian Windhorst stops by to make a slew of predictions about the upcoming season after a wild summer in the NBA. Then, towards the end of the pod, host Tim Bontemps makes an announcement.
Sep 06, 2016
Episode 41: Norman Transcript's Fred Katz
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Fred Katz, from the Norman Transcript, talk about Russell Westbrook's contract extension, what next season will be like for Oklahoma City and Katz's social media moment during the playoffs.
Aug 04, 2016
Episode 40: Solo podcast
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks about the opening two games of the NBA Finals and answers reader questions about the series and the NBA in general.
Jun 06, 2016
Episode 39: USA Today's Sam Amick
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On this episode, host Tim Bontemps and USA Today's Sam Amick record a very late night podcast after they both covered one of the great games in NBA history -- the Golden State Warriors' 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City.
May 29, 2016
Episode 38: The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater
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On this episode, host Tim Bontemps talks to The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater about the Thunder's series against the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Durant's impending free agency and more.
May 09, 2016
Episode 37: The Columbian's Erik Gundersen
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On this episode, host Tim Bontemps and The Columbian's Erik Gundersen talk about the Portland Trail Blazers. They discuss Portland's surprising success this season, potential free agency decisions and Portland's possible pursuit of Dwight Howard.
May 06, 2016
Epsiode 36: The Athletic's Danny Leroux
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On this episode of "Posting Up," The Athletic's Danny Leroux stops by to talk about the Golden State Warriors. Topics include Stephen Curry's health, Golden State's series with Portland, how Kevin Durant can become a Warrior and Leroux's new website.
May 02, 2016
Episode 35: Norman Transcript's Fred Katz
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On this episode, host Tim Bontemps talks to Fred Katz, newly hired Thunder beat writer, about the upcoming Spurs-Thunder series that starts Saturday. They also discuss Katz moving to Oklahoma City and getting owned in an interview by Russell Westbrook.
Apr 29, 2016
Episode 34: MassLive's Jay King
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps and MassLive's Jay King discuss the wild series between the Hawks and Celtics. They talk about Isaiah Thomas' impact, adjustments both teams have made and how they see the series playing out.
Apr 25, 2016
Episode 33: Orange County Register's Bill Oram
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register about Byron Scott's dismissal, why Luke Walton is the odds-on favorite for the job, the franchise's summer plans and Kobe Bryant's last game.
Apr 25, 2016
Episode 32: CSN Chicago's Vince Goodwill
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and CSN Chicago's Vince Goodwill discuss the declining number of African-American NBA executives. In addition, they also discuss the state of the Chicago Bulls and what happens to them this summer.
Apr 21, 2016
Episode 31: AP's Jon Krawczynski
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks to Jon Krawczynski from the Associated Press about Tom Thibodeau finalizing a deal to coach the Timberwolves. The two discuss the coach, the loads of young talent on the roster and what comes next.
Apr 20, 2016
Episode 30: Solo Podcast
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps gives his thoughts on Sunday night's win for the Golden State Warriors over the San Antonio Spurs, and answers your questions.
Apr 11, 2016
Episode 29: Nylon Calculus's Seth Partnow
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps and Nylon Calculus's Seth Partnow discuss Sam Hinkie's decision to resign as Sixers GM, his 13-page resignation letter and the silliness of debating whether "The Process" was a success or not.
Apr 07, 2016
Episode 28: ESPN's Ian Begley
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps talks to ESPN's Ian Begley about his report the Knicks could keep Kurt Rambis as coach, and what it means for Phil Jackson's future with the team. They also talk about Carmelo and New York's FA plans.
Apr 07, 2016
Episode 27: Hardwood Paroxysm's Jared Dubin
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks to Hardwood Paroxysm's Jared Dubin about the insane New York Knicks, from Kurt Rambis to Carmelo Anthony to Kristaps Porzingis to free agency plans. They also discuss the ongoing Lakers circus.
Apr 04, 2016
Episode 26: New Orleans Advocate's Brett Dawson
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Brett Dawson from the New Orleans Advocate discuss Anthony Davis' season-ending injuries, his chances of making the All-NBA team and the many questions that face the Pelicans heading into this summer.
Mar 22, 2016
Episode 25: The Washington Post's NCAA Tournament Preview
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talked to Washington Post college basketball writers Ava Wallace, Gene Wang and Roman Stubbs about NBA prospects in their respective leagues (ACC, Big East, Atlantic 10 & Big 10) in this year's tournament.
Mar 15, 2016
Episode 24: Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey
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On this episode of "Posting Up," host Tim Bontemps and Keith Pompey from the Philadelphia Inquirer discuss the Philadelphia 76ers, the first team to be eliminated from the postseason. What's next for Sam Hinkie, Jahlil Okafor and more? Find out here.
Mar 11, 2016
Episode 23: Miami Herald's Ethan Skolnick
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Ethan Skolnick from the Miami Herald discuss Hassan Whiteside vs. Draymond Green, the latest on Chris Bosh's health, Miami's short-handed roster, Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade co-existing and more.
Feb 24, 2016
Episode 22: Memphis Commercial Appeal's Chris Herrington
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Chris Herrington from the Memphis Commercial Appeal discuss Marc Gasol's broken foot, Mike Conley's free agency and how both impact what the Memphis Grizzlies will do now and this summer.
Feb 12, 2016
Posting Up, Episode 21: Bleacher Report's Howard Beck
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Bleacher Report's Howard Beck discuss the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. The two discuss the way forward for both franchises as the Knicks look for a new coach and the Nets search for a new GM.
Feb 10, 2016
Episode 20: The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski about his career, including covering Jerry Tarkanian at Fresno State, his decision to go to Yahoo, his time covering the NBA and why he started The Vertical.
Feb 04, 2016
Episode 19: USA Today's Sam Amick
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps goes around the league with USA Today's Sam Amick. The two discuss Kevin Durant's free agency and the Thunder as contenders, Blake Griffin and the Clippers, the Lakers, the Hawks, Suns and more.
Feb 03, 2016
Episode 18: Orange County Register's Dan Woike
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks to Dan Woike, Clippers beat writer for the Orange County Register, about Blake Griffin's recent troubles, intriguing fake trades, if this is the end for the Clippers core and TV deal discussions.
Jan 29, 2016
Episode 17, Part 2: ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks to ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss, who becomes the first returning guest in the history of the show, in the second part of the podcast's preview of Monday night's game between the Warriors and Spurs.
Jan 25, 2016
Episode 17, Part 1: San Antonio Express-News's Jeff McDonald
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks to Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald from the San Antonio Express-News in the first part of a two-part podcast about Monday night's massive game between the Spurs and the Golden State Warriors.
Jan 25, 2016
Episode 16: Sports Illustrated's Rob Mahoney
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Sports Illustrated's Rob Mahoney discuss Mahoney's recent article about the Gasol brothers. In addition, they analyze the upcoming game between the Warriors and Spurs, as well as the Dallas Mavericks.
Jan 21, 2016
Episode 15: Associated Press's Brian Mahoney
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps sits down with the Associated Press's Brian Mahoney to discuss the many choices for the 12 spots on Team USA's roster for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.
Jan 20, 2016
Episode 14: Hardwood Paroxysm's Jared Dubin
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Jared Dubin discuss the surprising New York Knicks, including the development of Kristaps Porzingis and where the franchise goes from here now that the rookie is developing into a star.
Jan 15, 2016
Episode 13: MassLive.com's Jay King
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Jay King, Boston Celtics beat writer for MassLive.com, discuss the reeling Celtics, their complicated roster and future, and coach Brad Stevens' relationship with former player Andrew Smith.
Jan 13, 2016
Episode 12: Nylon Calculus's Seth Partnow
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks to Seth Partnow of Nylon Calculus and the Washington Post's Fancy Stats blog about his recent article about LeBron James, using analytics in writing and the latest trends in NBA statistics.
Jan 11, 2016
Episode 11: Bergen Record's Andy Vasquez
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and the Bergen Record's Andy Vasquez discuss the Brooklyn Nets deciding to cut ties with coach Lionel Hollins and GM Billy King, and what owner Mikhail Prokhorov will do next.
Jan 10, 2016
Episode 10: National Post's Eric Koreen
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps talks with Eric Koreen of Canada's National Post about the Toronto Raptors, the upcoming All-Star Game in Toronto, Canadian basketball in general, podcast name rivalries and, very briefly, Drake.
Jan 07, 2016
Episode 9: New Orleans Advocate's Brett Dawson
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Brett Dawson from the New Orleans Advocate discuss Dawson's old job covering major college hoops - including nearly a decade covering Kentucky - and his new one covering Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.
Jan 04, 2016
Episode 8: Arizona Republic's Paul Coro
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On this episode of the Posting Up podcast, Arizona Republic beat writer Paul Coro stops by to talk about the tumultuous season for the Suns thus far, including the job status of coach Jeff Hornacek and trade possibilities for forward Markieff Morris.
Dec 30, 2015
Episode 7: New York Post's Marc Berman
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and his former colleague, Marc Berman of the New York Post, discuss Berman's time covering Phil Jackson and George Karl in the CBA, his 16 years covering the Knicks and his status on social media.
Dec 28, 2015
Episode 6: ESPN's Nick Friedell
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Nick Friedell, who covers the Chicago Bulls for ESPN, discuss all of the turmoil surrounding the franchise, and Friedell discusses the possibility of blowing things up and starting over completely.
Dec 23, 2015
Episode 5: Story time with Mike Monroe
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and legendary NBA scribe Mike Monroe discuss Monroe's 40-plus years in print journalism. Monroe, who retired from the San Antonio Express-News Friday, tells stories of covering hoops from the 1970s to now.
Dec 22, 2015
Episode 4: Orange County Register's Dan Woike
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and Dan Woike from the Orange County Register discuss the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, optimal seats on flights and Chipotle's recent issues.
Dec 18, 2015
Episode 3: ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz
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On this episode of Posting Up, host Tim Bontemps and ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz have a frank and lengthy discussion of Rajon Rondo's use of homophobic language toward referee Bill Kennedy during a recent game. They also talk about the Spurs and food.
Dec 16, 2015
Episode 2: ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss
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On this episode of the Posting Up podcast, host Tim Bontemps and ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss discuss the defending champion Golden State Warriors, their 24-game winning streak, the popularity of Stephen Curry and Ethan's inability to properly use maps.
Dec 14, 2015
Episode 1: ESPN's Brian Windhorst
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On the inaugural episode of the Posting Up podcast, host Tim Bontemps and ESPN's Brian Windhorst discuss the Philadelphia 76ers, Kobe Bryant and more.
Dec 10, 2015