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Part of the Underdog Sports Podcast Network - The Atlantic Division has three of the most historic teams in the NBA, so it's only right that the division has its own show. The Atlantic Files is home to everything Atlantic Division with your hosts, Alex Fischbein and Mike Bash, breaking down all of the latest news, games, and rumors. For advertising opportunities on this show, or any of the other shows on our network, feel free to reach out to us at: advertise@underdogsportsnetwork.com

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Part of the Underdog Sports Podcast Network - The Atlantic Division has three of the most historic teams in the NBA, so it's only right that the division has its own show. The Atlantic Files is home to everything Atlantic Division with your hosts, Alex Fischbein and Mike Bash, breaking down all of the latest news, games, and rumors. For advertising opportunities on this show, or any of the other shows on our network, feel free to reach out to us at: advertise@underdogsportsnetwork.com

    The Atlantic Files #152 - Sam Hinkie steps down

    The Atlantic Files #152 - Sam Hinkie steps down

    After a long hiatus where the whole world seemed like it was ending, we are back! Yes, it is great timing with the NBA also being on hiatus, we know. So, we're bringing back a nice little episode on Sam Hinkie.

    This episode was originally posted way back on April 7, 2016! An emergency pod was recorded because Sam Hinkie stepped down as the Philadelphia 76ers General Manager which eventually became the seat that Bryan Colangelo filled. Sixers fans were split down the middle on whether this was a good move or not, but at this point, a lot of fans may want Hinkie back.

    Without further ado, let's get into the episode that still breaks my heart to this day. Yes, I recorded this episode right after a college class where I was not paying attention because I was fuming over the fact Hinkie was not the GM anymore and 'The Process' felt like it was ending.

    • 34 min
    The Atlantic Files #151: Ben Simmons allergic to crunch time

    The Atlantic Files #151: Ben Simmons allergic to crunch time

    The Philadelphia 76ers' common word of the season so far should be 'underperforming.' Ben Simmons, while still not shooting much in general, is shooting even less when it comes to crunch time and the Sixers have yet to find their actual leader. This week's episode breaks that down as well as more around the Atlantic.

    While looking at the splits for the fourth quarter and the second half, Simmons has a big telltale sign. He isn't performing too well in the second half. What does the mean for the Sixers moving forward as the season progresses?

    Kyrie Irving is putting himself in the same sentence as Julius Erving these days. Almost positive that he's going to need to play a lot more minutes for the Brooklyn Nets if he really wants to make that comparison. On top of that, the Nets are on the brink of the playoffs in general and may even have to start hanging out at home earlier than expected.

    RJ Barrett, while hurt at the moment, is a bright spot for the New York Knicks. He's found himself near the top of the current crop of rookies even though his shooting hasn't been the best. He's scoring at a decent clip and is playing the most amongst all of the rookies.

    Finally, we have to appreciate the body of work Kyle Lowry is putting together this season for the Toronto Raptors. At the age of 33, he's leading the league in minutes per game and has been a huge reason that the Raptors are at the top of the division. Could he be trade bait as well?

    Topic rundown:

    2:15 - Brooklyn Nets and Kyrie Irving's higher thinking

    16:00 - Philadelphia 76ers and Ben Simmons second half splits

    25:45 - New York Knicks and RJ Barrett's chances to win Rookie of the Year

    29:20 - Kyle Lowry's impressive season for the Toronto Raptors

    • 34 min
    The Atlantic Files #150: Are the Boston Celtics real contenders

    The Atlantic Files #150: Are the Boston Celtics real contenders

    We're approaching that time of the NBA season to start wondering whether teams are real championship contenders or not. Enter the Boston Celtics. Their current record would say that they are, but when watching them against the cream of the crop, does that match the record?

    Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown are all enjoying some great seasons respectively. They've formed a great big three so far and have gotten the team to a nice 26-11 record. This is after losing an all-star center and a superstar point guard. Cause for some celebration? Yes! Cause for title hopes? Pump the brakes a little there, Beantown.

    Joel Embiid is now out for at least one or two weeks with a torn ligament in his ring finger. He underwent successful surgery and will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks. This means we may see the best version of Ben Simmons that only appears whenever Embiid is out. Can Simmons help right the ship with Al Horford as the starting center now or will we continue to question everything about the team?

    Finally, we have some curious cases with the rest of the league. The Toronto Raptors are a very good team comprised of an up-and-coming star, an aging one, and a very good supporting cast. Is that good enough?

    Then there are the Brooklyn Nets. Kyrie Irving returning to the court is great news, but will that result in more wins? Then, of course, the New York Knicks are...well...the Knicks.

    Topic rundown:

    2:00 - Boston Celtics contenders or pretenders?

    9:20 - Philadelphia 76ers sinking odds and Joel Embiid injury

    15:00 - Toronto Raptors hustling their way to a top seed

    21:38 - Kyrie Irving returns

    • 23 min
    The Atlantic Files #149: Joel Embiid tired of losing

    The Atlantic Files #149: Joel Embiid tired of losing

    Here we are, over a week removed from the Philadelphia 76ers dismantling the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day. Joel Embiid is talking about how losing is taking a toll and making vague comments about specific players on his team. How much can change in a week is pretty amazing.

    That being said, on this week's episode of the Atlantic Files, Alex talks about Embiid's comments, how true they may be, and some of the other comments from the rest of the team. Josh Richardson says they don't have enough accountability, Al Horford says he's very limited in what he can do, and Brett Brown says they won't be able to click their heels come playoff time and all of a sudden perform.

    After that, there are some rumors flying around and news to talk about. Kevin Love is showing some frustration in Cleveland. The team isn't doing well and he still has a lot left to offer. He was visibly upset in their latest game and the coach was only about half on his side.

    Andre Drummond is the first big name to be thrown into the trade rumor spotlight. Two teams in the Atlantic are even rumored to be the ones that could trade for him. This begs the question, is he worth trading a lot of assets for?

    Finally, Darren Collison wants to come back to the NBA, but only to a team that plays in Los Angeles. Wouldn't we all?

    Topic rundown:

    1:50 - Joel Embiid comments and Sixers news
    12:00 - Sixers clicking their heels
    18:00 - Kevin Love frustrations
    21:30 - Andre Drummond trade rumors and possible destinations
    33:18 - Darren Collison wanting to go to LA

    • 36 min
    The Atlantic Files #148: is Jayson Tatum a Superstar

    The Atlantic Files #148: is Jayson Tatum a Superstar

    The Boston Celtics have shot out to a 22-8 start in their first 30 games this year. Jayson Tatum has been a big part of that. He's still improving as he's only 21 years old, and he's one of the team's leading scorers already. The question that should be asked is whether or not Tatum is a superstar.

    On this week's episode of The Atlantic Files, Alex talks about the Celtics dismantling the Toronto Raptors on Christmas day, but also questions if Tatum is considered a superstar yet or not.

    The Raptors, however, have their own budding superstar but didn't even need him to blow out the Celtics just a few days after Christmas. Kyle Lowry, Fred Van Vleet, and company are keeping the team afloat despite the injuries, and the Raptors are still looking like a dangerous team to play come playoff time. One guy to watch is OG Anunoby and how he continues to grow.

    Philadelphia is a whole different conundrum than previously thought. They can't seem to compete at the same high level whenever they're not in the national spotlight. That old saying of playing down to the competition is true with this team, and that doesn't give anyone a warm fuzzy feeling moving forward.

    Finally, we have the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. They played one of the ugliest games of the year against each other when the Nets could only muster up 82 points for the whole game. Not even sure what else to say about these two...

    Topic Rundown:

    1:30 - Celtics on Christmas and Tatum superstar talk

    11:00 - Raptors hosting Christmas game for the first time and the fight of the team

    17:35 - Sixers playing down and losing two right after Christmas domination

    22:15 - Knicks and Nets both sinking but trying to hold promise

    • 34 min
    The Atlantic Files #147: 2-3 Zones for Dummies

    The Atlantic Files #147: 2-3 Zones for Dummies

    One team that's starting to get put into the hot seat is the Philadelphia 76ers. More specifically, Brett Brown. Alex discusses this and more hot topics going on in the Atlantic Division.

    The Sixers look like a middle school team trying to break any type of full-court presses or 2-3 zones. Multiple teams have utilized the zone against them and they have been rendered helpless almost every time. Does this fall on Brett Brown or the players not knowing how to operate?

    Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker are the new-age big three of the Boston Celtics. They're tearing up the opponent on the offensive end and that has vaulted them into the top spot of the Atlantic. Can this continue when Gordon Hayward gets back and will Jaylen Brown continue to prove his worth?

    Everyone is quite sure there's nothing going on with the New York Knicks this season, right? So that means it's time to look at some assets and see what could potentially bring back something good in the trade market. That brings Marcus Morris to the front of the congregation. The Knicks should strike while the iron is hot, and let Morris play for a real contender!

    Finally, the Brooklyn Nets are doing more than just treading water while Kyrie Irving is out. Does anyone have faith they can flip a switch when he and Caris LeVert both get healthy?

    topic rundown:

    1:45 - Sixers, Ben Simmons, Brett Brown, and their zone troubles

    11:30 - Celtics big three of Tatum, Brown, Walker

    19:50 - Knicks need to look into trade market

    27:30 - Nets need it to be next season so Kevin Durant can play

    • 32 min

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