Nate Duncan hosts the most in-depth NBA basketball podcast, featuring detailed game breakdowns, salary cap analysis, and scouting.
LeBron James authors one of his best performances against a Pels team totally unprepared for the onslaught.
And the Indiana Pacers continue their improbable run to the semifinals behind the continued brilliance of Tyrese Haliburton, while the Bucks’ season-long flaws caught up to them.
Plus, why the NBA has to change the timing of the first semifinal next year.
NBA Awards December 2023
Hoo boy, the NBA threw us a curveball by eliminating positions for All-NBA. So…this was a long one, but we got to everything. Find out who we picked for all of the major awards, including MVP, All-NBA, DPOY, ROY, COY, and 6MOY.
Plus, our picks for sophomore of the year, Executive of the Year, and Not Executive of the Year.
Dunc’d On Prime Discord Live Show 11.29.23
Our first chance this year to get on live with Dunc’d On Prime subscribers. Some great questions:
How would we redraft 2021?
What is the minimum return you’d accept for your pending free agents in Toronto?
Why is the Pistons’ defense bad despite playing defense-first players?
Why are American players not the best in the world anymore?
How is Calgary Ginger Beef?
What factors do you consider when writing a player off as a prospect?
East 15 in 60 Part 2 (11.27.23)
Part 2 of our bi-weekly look at each conference. This week, the East:
ATL and BRK played a ridiculous game, as all Hawks home games seem to be.
IND: Is Tyrese Haliburton already one of the four best-shooting point guards ever?
CHI: Their Big 3 has been awful together. Is it time to reduce the role of Nikola Vucevic?
CHA and WAS: LaMelo Ball is hurt, Miles Bridges looks back, Kyle Kuzma’s curious end-of-game decision-making, and Jordan Poole’s ghastly numbers.
TOR: Dennis Schröder has given the Raptors quality point guard play.
NYK: What did we think of the Knicks’ strategy at the end of their loss to the Suns?
DET: Marvin Bagley has been a rare bright spot.
CLE: It feels like their season hasn’t started yet.
PHI: The Sixers need to find some offensive production outside the Big 3
Every Game and Every Scenario of Another Wild Tournament Night
15 in 60 (Western Conference 11.20.23)
HOU and LAL: LeBron gets the better of Dillon Brooks in crunchtime again, but the Rockets’ D is for real
GSW and OKC played Nate’s favorite game of the season so far.
UTA: The Jazz offense is surprisingly solid
DAL: A loss to the Bucks, but Kyrie Irving was incredibly impressive.
DEN: How are the youngs on Denver’s rebuilt bench faring?
LAC: How has Kawhi’s role changed this year?
PHX: How are all those ballyhooed minimum signings doing?
POR: A shocking Deandre Ayton stat puts into context his underwhelming start.
NOP/MIN: Karl-Anthony Towns has been a crunchtime killer of late
MEM: The Marcus Smart at PG era was not what we hoped
SAC: The Kings have been fantastic with De’Aaron Fox in the lineup
SAS: So long to point Sochan?
Best NBA podcast
Favorite thing is the mock offseason. Y’all should try doing puzzles from basketballgrid.com against each other
Love the show hate the editing
Great info and perspective but so many final syllables in words are chopped off. It drives down my rating.
Dedicated Listener With a Few Critiques
I have been listening to the pod consistently since 2015 and have been very satisfied overall — thank you!
In my opinion, the main advantages Dunc’d On has over other mainstream basketball podcasts are the following:
- More in-depth and substantive analysis
- Methodological Clarity
- Structured and Directed Discussions
- Specific and Precise Argumentation
- Lack of Bias (towards players, institutions, conventional wisdom, etc.)
- The Paywall (no need to belabor this)
- Confusing Explanation of Film
1) Very specific idea of what types of players work, leaving little room for diversity of play style
2) Generalize/stereotype players, not taking into account minute differences
The main issue that’s been bothering me recently is Danny’s role. He rarely disagrees with Nate and when he does, he does not sufficiently argue his point. (Nate makes this abundantly obvious, explicitly asking Danny to make counterarguments and then strawmanning Danny’s position when Danny inevitably fails to produce one.) Additionally, he is needlessly verbose and tries to compensate for his lack of content with flowery language. The only times he adds substance are when Nate would’ve made the point regardless and Danny happens to beat Nate to the punch.
I hope I don’t come off as overly-critical; I am just sharing the thoughts that have been percolating mentally for a while.
Thanks again for all your hard work, Nate and Danny!