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Part of the Underdog 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 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

    Atlantic Files #238 Kevin Durant gives ultimatum to Brooklyn Nets

    Atlantic Files #238 Kevin Durant gives ultimatum to Brooklyn Nets

    On this week's episode of The Atlantic Files, Kevin Durant issued an ultimatum to Joe Tsai and the Brooklyn Nets, tampering investigations are underway for the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks, Dejounte Murray and Paolo Banchero have beef, players standing out in pro-am's and workouts, and we talk about our 30-team fantasy basketball league!

    Another chapter in the Kevin Durant and Brooklyn Nets saga is being written before our eyes. Durant met with Nets Owner, Joe Tsai, and issued an ultimatum. He said he has to fire Steve Nash and Sean Marks if they want to keep him. The same guy that vouched for Nash in the first place now wants him fired otherwise he still wants to be traded. He really wants to make sure his legacy goes further into the dumpster now.

    We joked around a few weeks back when there were tampering rumors for the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers, but now these tampering investigations are actually happening. Jalen Brunson and PJ Tucker are the two signings mainly being investigated, but if only second-round picks are the only things up for grabs as punishment, then why even carry out this whole investigation? It's all pointless in this day and age.

    In case you haven't seen it yet, Dejounte Murray and Paolo Banchero are in a full-blown beef. There seem to be some background parts of it that no one has heard or seen, but it blew up at a Seattle Pro-Am game and now Atlanta Hawks versus Orlando Magic games just got that much more entertaining. Everyone talked about the NBA being soft, now we got an up-and-coming player going right at a rookie, and people are calling him crazy. Let's bring beef back!

    Finally, Alex and Dennis are in a 30-team fantasy basketball league. It's very involved with salary caps, and auction drafts, and it's also a dynasty league on top of everything! They give their initial thoughts on the league and show their teams as well.

    Timecodes:
    00:00:00 Intro
    00:06:10 John Collins, Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle, poor showings in Pro-Ams
    00:19:24 Kevin Durant gives Joe Tsai & Brooklyn Nets an ultimatum
    00:33:32 Tampering investigations started on New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers
    00:41:29 Dejounte Murray and Paolo Banchero already have beef!
    00:48:04 30-team fantasy basketball league thoughts
    01:08:49 Answering viewers questions about Kyrie Irving and the Nets
    01:16:40 Outro

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Atlantic Files #237: Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant is Dumb

    The Atlantic Files #237: Jaylen Brown for Kevin Durant is Dumb

    This week on the Atlantic Files podcast, we talk about the rumors surrounding a trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets that would swap Jaylen Brown and Kevin Durant, whether or not Miles Bridges will play in the NBA ever again, Jerry West vs JJ Redick, Collin Sexton not getting any free agency attention, and John Collins fouling out of the Drew League!

    The latest rumor around the NBA is that the Boston Celtics offered a package of Jaylen Brown, Derrick White, and other assets to the Nets for Kevin Durant. Brown took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the rumor. If Boston is really contemplating a deal like this, they are flat-out dumb. A team who just reached the NBA Finals and had a fighting chance to actually win the Finals, does not need to be blown up just for one player. Don't get too carried away Brad Stevens.

    In other news, one of Mike's previous favorite players fouled out and lost in the Drew League. That's none other than John Collins. We've had debates about Collins against Julius Randle in the past, but Collins keeps proving he's not worth the contract.

    Speaking of worth the money, Collin Sexton seems to be a player that should be worth a medium-sized contract. The fact that he got pretty much zero buzz in free agency was quite mind-boggling. Whether it was either rumors of a sign-and-trade or just other teams offering a contract in general, we didn't hear a single thing. Wonder how he'll end up proving himself again on Cleveland next season.

    Miles Bridges, which we've talked about the past episode, has officially been brought up on charges. So, we took this time to ponder whether or not he'll play another game in the NBA.

    Finally, there has been some beef between JJ Redick and Jerry West. Redick hit a soft spot when he said basketball was just a bunch of "plumbers and firefighters" back in the day. Now, West is firing back saying Redick didn't even have a great career and couldn't hold a candle to players like himself. This one is fun!

    Timecodes:
    00:00 Intro
    01:12 Boston Celtics should not trade Jaylen Brown
    04:49 Talent gap between Jaylen Brown and Devin Booker
    06:56 Why Boston would be dumb to get Kevin Durant
    19:17 Is the East stronger than the West in 2022-23?
    20:46 John Collins fouls out and loses in Drew League
    26:51 Will Miles Bridges ever play in the NBA again?
    28:26 Collin Sexton not getting any free-agency buzz
    33:16 JJ Redick and Jerry West beef
    38:34 Closing thoughts

    • 42 min
    Atlantic Files 236: Jalen Brunson, Brooklyn Nets, & Summer League

    Atlantic Files 236: Jalen Brunson, Brooklyn Nets, & Summer League

    This week on the Atlantic Files, we're talking Jalen Brunson to the New York Knicks and the potential tampering charge, the continuing drama surrounding the Brooklyn Nets, all of our NBA Summer League takeaways and observations, Bobby Marks suggesting the Philadelphia 76ers should be investigated, and the Phoenix Suns matching Deandre Ayton's offer sheet.

    To start everything off, it was more than necessary to talk about the NBA Summer League and all the prospects trying to show why they deserve a shot in the NBA. Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero had such a great showing that the teams felt comfortable shutting them down early. Outside of the top three, there were a lot of surprises both good and bad.

    Brigining it back to the players who are already established, the New York Knicks seem to have a tampering charge on the way. If the whole hiring of his father to the coaching staff didn't raise a red flag in the first place, then I'm not sure what else to say. The Knicks seem to have a need to tamper to really get bigger names to come there, so it was only inevitable!

    Then, the Philadelphia 76ers get roped into all the tampering talk. Mark Stein wrote about how the Sixers will likely be investigated for the PJ Tucker signing, and Bobby Marks proclaimed that they should be investigated for James Harden taking less money on his contract. If this is really all about just the Tucker signing... Well, there should be better ways to waste the NBA's time and money. As far as the Harden paycut goes, it sounds as though Marks is more salty than anything else.

    Switching back to New York, we have the Brooklyn Nets drama series continuing with a looming future of running it back with the same core. Kevin Durant's trade options are drying out, Kyrie Irving's only option so far has been the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Nets haven't seen anything that they actually like. I guess it comes down to playing with whatever they already have on the team.

    Finally, the Phoenix Suns matched the offer sheet from the Indiana Pacers to keep Deandre Ayton around for much longer and for much more money than previously expected. This is part of the reason why it looks like Durant isn't going to be traded, but now the Suns have some decisions to make. Where do they go now to try to get back to the NBA Finals?

    Timecodes:
    00:00:00 Intro
    00:02:11 2022 NBA Summer League analysis
    00:27:42 Sixers and PJ Tucker investigated for tampering
    00:34:50 New York Knicks and Jalen Brunson also tampering
    00:43:36 Brooklyn Nets running it back now?
    00:55:13 Phoenix Suns match Deandre Ayton's offer sheet
    01:00:27 NBA Play-in games are here to stay
    01:04:05 What's for dinner?

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Atlantic Files #235: Kevin Durant Slithering Away Again

    The Atlantic Files #235: Kevin Durant Slithering Away Again

    This week on the Atlantic Files podcast, we talk about Kevin Durant requesting a trade seemingly out of nowhere, the continuing saga around Kyrie Irving, the Philadelphia 76ers signing some much-needed role players, and all of the results of the NBA Free Agency period so far!

    Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world by requesting a trade after only two failed seasons on the team that he wanted to create. His and the Brooklyn Nets' shortcomings have been well documented over the last couple of seasons. So, after seeing his former team win a championship, something inside of him said that he needed to go somewhere else to win a ring. If his legacy wasn't on the line before, it sure is now.

    Durant's teammate and friend, Kyrie Irving, is also waiting to hear about a trade away from Brooklyn. He did opt into his contract, only to hear Durant want out. Now, the Nets are working with the Los Angeles Lakers and maybe others to find a place to finally rid themselves of this headache.

    In other news in the Atlantic, the Philadelphia 76ers addressed one of their biggest needs this off-season. They needed some tough enforcers and some bench pieces to prevent their bench from only scoring six points in meaningful games. Adding the likes of PJ Tucker, and Danuel House, and trading for De'Anthony Melton did just that. Of course, the Sixers fans are never happy, so they're waiting for another shoe to drop and a big deal to take place.

    Finally, we recapped some of the biggest moves and takeaways of the 2022 NBA free agency period so far. A lot of Eastern teams made moves to get better and a handful of teams decided it was time to blow it all up.

    Timestamps:
    00:00:00 Intro
    00:05:53 Kevin Durant requests a trade, Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat top two
    00:30:11 Kyrie Irving opted in but looking for trade as well
    00:47:12 Philadelphia 76ers sign role players and trade Danny Green
    01:00:21 Takeaways from 2022 NBA Free Agency so far

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Atlantic Files #234: Kyrie Irving is Not Dependable

    The Atlantic Files #234: Kyrie Irving is Not Dependable

    This week on the Atlantic Files podcast, Kyrie Irving caused a lot of drama and rumors surrounding the Brooklyn Nets, John Wall is heading to Los Angeles, Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook are both staying put, and an NBA Free Agency preview!

    Before any of the NBA Free Agency officially kicked off, we already have some trades and news of opt-outs coming in. John Wall is one who is working on a buyout with the Houston Rockets and apparently has also decided to go to the Los Angeles Clippers. It's been a very long time since we've even seen Wall play an NBA game, so teaming up with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard should be very interesting.

    Bradley Beal opted out as well, but he's expected to sign a five-year supermax with the Washington Wizards. Also, Russell Westbrook is staying put as he opted in to his option with the Los Angeles Lakers. Beal's part is a little surprising due to all of the rumors about him being traded. The longer and bigger contract is probably a little more difficult to actually trade. Westbrook, on the other hand, is quite expected. Now the Lakers have to figure out if they want to just use him as a scapegoat again or actually trade him for some supporting pieces.

    The big topic of this week's episode is Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets. There were tons of conflicting rumors that said Kyrie is either looking for a sign-and-trade or he's staying in Brooklyn. A rumor that came out of the mess was that the Nets thought Kyrie was not dependable and that apparently upset Kyrie. News flash, anyone can see the amount of games he's played in Brooklyn and realize that he is the farthest thing from dependable!

    Finally, we preview the rest of the 2022 NBA free agency and all of the potential free agents that could be moving teams this off-season. A lot of quality role players are on the market and the championship contending teams could be making tons of trades and signings!

    Timecodes:
    00:00:00 Intro
    00:02:31 Kyrie Irving is the least dependable on the Brooklyn Nets
    00:16:04 John Wall heading to the Los Angeles Clippers!
    00:26:31 Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook staying put
    00:41:28 2022 NBA Free Agency Preview

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Atlantic Files #233: 2022 NBA Draft Reactions

    The Atlantic Files #233: 2022 NBA Draft Reactions

    This week on the Atlantic Files podcast, we're talking all things 2022 NBA Draft. We give all of our opinions and analysis on trades such as the ones involving Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers and Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks! The NBA Draft itself will be taking place as we're recording so all reactions and takes will be live as they happen. We'll also be talking about the weird Kyrie Irving rumors about not reaching contract agreements on top of sign-and-trade options.

    The hottest topic in the NBA this week was obviously the NBA Draft. So, we decided to do a rare Thursday recording and we live streamed our reactions to each pick and trade in the lottery. The top three picks were known from the start, we just didn't know which order, and things really started to shake up once it hit the New York Knicks pick. Right now, it seems like the Detroit Pistons stole the show. However, with free agency looming in the not-so-distant future, a lot of things can change.

    Before the draft even happened, there were a couple of trades that we had to note. Christian Wood was sent to the Dallas Mavericks for a ton of filler and not much else. This bolsters the Mavs offense and especially defense down low. Then, Jerami Grant was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for more filler type of returns. While Damian Lillard got himself a nice stretch-four, the Pistons cleared up some space for their prospects of Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren.

    Finally, there is even more drama on the Kyrie Irving and Brooklyn Nets front. All sorts of smoke and rumors coming out of the Irving camp are saying that they haven't reached a deal on a new contract and now he's coming up with lists of teams he'd like a sign and trade to. If Kyrie then moves, everyone is worried about Kevin Durant moving right after him. That's a lot of drama for a team who didn't even have a pick in the draft.

    Timecodes:
    00:00:00 Intro
    00:01:20 2022 NBA Draft live reactions
    00:11:39 Christian Wood traded to the Dallas Mavericks
    00:16:07 More NBA Draft reactions
    00:27:44 Dennis makes a quick appearance!
    00:46:50 Kyrie Irving drama with the Brooklyn Nets
    00:54:20 Back to NBA Draft analysis

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

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Entertaining Podcast

The Atlantic Files always has an entertaining spin on the season. Even during a pandemic!

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Go sixers!

TJ > Joe Harris, Alex is right a lot more than Mike is but the show overall is great

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Amazing NBA podcast

This is an great and entertaining podcast on the NBA, love to hear someone talk about my Raptors and from an American perspective! We The North

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