272 episodes

Ben Taylor, creator of the popular YouTube channel Thinking Basketball (and author of Thinking Basketball the book) goes deeper on basketball analysis, history, philosophy and theory with co-host Cody Houdek, and a variety of guests ranging from journalists to former players.

Ideal for fans interested in Xs and Os, stats & analytics, coaching and team strategy and adjustments, in-depth breakdowns on player strengths and weaknesses, and who is better and who is best in the NBA. (GOAT debates!) Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-basketball/support

Thinking Basketball Thinking Basketball

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    • 4.8 • 803 Ratings

Ben Taylor, creator of the popular YouTube channel Thinking Basketball (and author of Thinking Basketball the book) goes deeper on basketball analysis, history, philosophy and theory with co-host Cody Houdek, and a variety of guests ranging from journalists to former players.

Ideal for fans interested in Xs and Os, stats & analytics, coaching and team strategy and adjustments, in-depth breakdowns on player strengths and weaknesses, and who is better and who is best in the NBA. (GOAT debates!) Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thinking-basketball/support

    #273: Celtics on the brink

    #273: Celtics on the brink

    We discuss Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals – can the Dallas Mavericks make any adjustments? Why has been Boston been so successful? Who is the Finals MVP thus far? With @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #272: 2024 NBA Finals Preview

    #272: 2024 NBA Finals Preview

    We preview the 2024 NBA Finals – will the Celtics come in with a matchup advantage against the Mavs? How does Dallas defend Boston's elite offense? Will the Celtics throw a curveball at Luka Doncic? We discuss this and much more in our Finals Preview. With @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #271: Why are the Mavs cooking the Wolves?

    #271: Why are the Mavs cooking the Wolves?

    How has Dallas taken a 3-0 lead over the Timberwolves? What happened to the Minnesota defense? We also discuss playoff narratives, rim finishing after the officiating points of emphasis, and a classic Cody history question at the end. Remember to be kind. With @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #270: Wolves win (!) a crazy series & playoff shooting

    #270: Wolves win (!) a crazy series & playoff shooting

    How did Minnesota dethrone the Denver Nuggets? We break down Game 7, compare this to other classic series, and also discuss an interesting difference between regular season shooting and playoff shooting. With @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball






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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #269: Denver is alive! + The Robert Horry Award

    #269: Denver is alive! + The Robert Horry Award

    The Nuggets are apparently not dead despite the rumors – who is in the driver's seat in that series with 3 games remaining between Denver and the Minnesota Timberwolves? Who has the edge between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder right now? Plus, the Role Player of the Playoffs. With @codyhoudek. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #268: No more Luka-ball!? Bizarro Cavs strike

    #268: No more Luka-ball!? Bizarro Cavs strike

    What did the Mavericks do that was so radically different with Luka Doncic from Game 1? Eric Pincus from Bleacher Report and Sports Business Classroom stops by to discuss Game 2 between Oklahoma City and Dallas. Plus, the Cavs find a way to attack the Celtics and take Game 2. Follow @EricPincus. Sign up for Sports Business Classroom with code THINKING BASKETBALLwww.sportsbusinessclassroom.com


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
803 Ratings

803 Ratings

errrrix ,

Very refreshing takes

They have very refreshing takes on basketball

TrainFan2020 ,

Great

Thank you. Go Cody!

LynchM20 ,

Excellent

Great insight. Bets NBA pod IMO

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