Blue Hardwood Podcast

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87 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Summer league chat with Tim Cato

July 10th, 2019


Live at the NBA summer league I had chance to chat with Tim Cato of the Athletic about summer league and the Mavs offseaso.

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Can the Mavs tame this Nittany Lion?

June 30th, 2019


The Dallas Mavericks signed undrafted guard Josh Reaves out of Penn State to a two-way contract. Dylan Burd with Victory Bell Rings explains how Josh …

Isaiah Roby nice to meet you.

June 27th, 2019


On this episode we get to know the Dallas Mavericks 2019 2nd round draft pick Isaiah Roby. Patrick Gerhart with Corn Nation joins me to share his …

NBA draft fallout

June 22nd, 2019


The Hero of the hardwood Justin Montemayor with 1310 the ticket joins the podcast for this episode.
Who did the Mavericks draft?
What is process to prep for a wall to wall NBA draft show?
What teams won and lost the draft?

Mavs draft history part 2

June 14th, 2019


This is part 2 of 2 of a special draft pod series.
‪@MaxScouts ‬apart of the 3rd round picks podcast joins the show as we rank the top 5 best drafts in Mavericks history.


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Mavs draft history part 1

June 12th, 2019


This is part 1 of 2 of a special draft pod series.‪ @MaxScouts ‬apart of the 3rd round picks podcast joins the show as we rank the top 5 worst drafts in Mavericks history.


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Let’s talk draft.

May 30th, 2019


@Mavsdraft stops by to talk NBA Draft prospects for the Dallas Mavericks.
Who are the names Mav fans should get to know?
Is there someone in draft the …

Fantastic free-agent fun!

May 24th, 2019


Chris Friaser with ‪@MavsNationDAL ‬joins the show to talk Mavericks free agency.

Mavs biggest needs this offseason when searching for free agents?

Is it better to land a big fish or the best fit?

Free agent wish list …

Draft Lottery fallout:

May 15th, 2019


Lady luck is not with the Mavs.

Friend of show @CMolesky host of @lockedontwolves joins me for this episode.

We recap the NBA draft lottery results.

The Mavericks Mother’s Day massacre

May 9th, 2019


Guess whose back? 
@hmfaigen with @LakersSBN joins me for this episode.
Harrison does is his best to explain what the hell is going on with the Lakers?
What went wrong and what else can go wrong with the Lakers?
How big was …

Dirk day is upon us !

April 10th, 2019


Dirk day is here and it sucks! I’m live at the AAC to take it all. Jake Kemp @NotJackKemp stops by to chat Dirk and the Mavericks.
How awesome is Dirk?

Mavs Thunder up in OKC!

April 1st, 2019


@martinbaltz @david_lindsey5 with @thunderpulsepod stop by to chat Mavericks and Thunder. Short handed Mavs upset OKC! What’s wrong with OKC? What …

Higher upside Mavs or Kings?

March 27th, 2019


The Mavericks and Kings wrap up their series finale for the season.

Friend of the show @ivanowskinba with @sactownroyalty stops by to chat  Sacramento Kings.

We touch base briefly about the 125-121 Mavs loss to the Kings.

The Anthony Davis dilemma

March 18th, 2019


@PrestonEllis with @thebirdwrites stops by to talk the Brow and the New Orleans Pelicans.

What went  wrong with the Anthony Davis situation?

 Julius …

The parallels of Luka Doncic and James Harden

March 11th, 2019


@M_KnightNBA with @SpaceCity_Scoop stops by for a post game podcast. We recap the Rockets 94-93 over the Mavericks, Can the Rockets finally take down …

Nikola Vucevic a future Maverick?

March 7th, 2019


Philip Rossman-Reich @philrsquared  host of  Locked On Magic @lockedonmagic  and  editor of Orlando Magic Daily @OMagicDaily stops by to talk  Nikola …

The blossoming Brooklyn Nets

March 4th, 2019


Chris Milholen @CMilholenSB writer with Sb Nation Nets Daily @NetsDaily stops by to talk  Brooklyn Nets. Reviewing the D'Angelo Russell trade.

What …

Teenage wasteland

February 28th, 2019


@PAKA_FLOCKA with @sbnGrizzlies and cohost of the @TheCore4Podcast stops by to talk Memphis Grizzlies and the NBA.

What’s the direction of the grizzlies moving forward?

We gush over how great Luka and JJJ are.

Will Mike …

Wes Matthews returns to Dallas.

February 27th, 2019


 @_Facci co-host of @SettingThePace3 stops by to talk Indiana Pacers basketball.

How Victor’s injury has changed the mindset of the Pacers the rest of the season?

How a change of scenery has helped Wes Matthews?

What can …

Mavs & Clippers offseason Destinations

February 25th, 2019


Friend of the show @gachorpenning with @ClipperholicsFS stops by to talk Clippers basketball.

How the Clippers and Mavericks direction this offseason …

Mavericks round table

February 22nd, 2019


Reese Konkle  @RKonkle_Mavs  and  Bo Dauster  @MavsHighlights joins the podcast for a Mavs round table.

What’s been the biggest surprise this season other than Luka?

What’s been the biggest disappointment this season?

What …

NBA mid-season review.

February 18th, 2019


Kevin Love editor of @Liberty_Ballers joins the podcast as we grade the NBA season thus far.

Sixers talk
Is Elton Brand G.M of the year?

Are the Sixers the biggest threat for the raptors?

What’s the future look like for …

The Legend of Luka Doncic.

February 16th, 2019


It's All-Star weekend lets have some fun! Yiannis Bouranis  @YBouranis   Editor-In-Chief of TalkBasket joins me for this episode as we deep drive and discuss Luka Doncic.
What was it like watching Luka play club and …

The Dirk and Wade swan song.

February 13th, 2019


 ‪@dramil13 with @LockedOnHeat joins the podcast as we discus 2 greats hanging it up at the same time. 
06 and 11 NBA finals talk.

How good can Josh Richardson be? 

We also preview the 02-13 match up between the Mavs and …

Why Maverick fans should excited about Justin Jackson!

February 9th, 2019


‪@TheRealestRJL with @tarheelblog joins the podcast. As we get to know and welcome the newest addition to the Dallas Mavericks @JJacks_44.

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The Greek freak pays a visit to Dallas.

February 7th, 2019


 @AndrewG_NBA insider with  @BrewHoop  joins the podcast to talk  Milwaukee Bucks. Rapid fire NBA trade deadline recap. What is like to watch and cover the Greek freak?  With the recent player movement within the NBA …

Trade deadline dash with LOW.

February 7th, 2019


I was happy to join @CMolesky and @TreyFlynnNBA with @lockedontwolves as we round table the NBA trade deadline.

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Mavs and Kings mid game trade!

February 7th, 2019


Harrison Barnes is now with Sacramento Kings as the Mavericks traded him during the 3rd quarter of the  Charlotte Hornets game. I’m joined by @ivanowskinba writer with @sactownroyalty to sort out our feelings of this …

A new buzz with the Mavs as the Hornets visit the AAC.

February 6th, 2019


 @EvanDyal NBA writer with  @At_The_Hive joins the podcast.
Is it time to cut ties with Kemba Walker?

Has M.J mishandled the Hornets franchise?

Will Miles Bridges be over looked in the 2018 draft class?

Things to know going …

Luka and the Mavs capture a road win in Cleveland.

February 3rd, 2019


‪@James_Laughery7 ‬host of ‪@_EverythingCavs joins the podcast to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers and recap the 111-99 Mavericks win over the Cavs.‬  

How do Cavs fan feel about LBJ leaving for a 2nd time? 

 What’s …


January 31st, 2019


Jonathan Schulman from toasting and posting joins me as we discuss massive WOJ BOMB that was dropped.  Kristaps Porzingis traded to the Mavericks for …

The Drummond and Jordan dilemma.

January 25th, 2019


The Mavericks play the Pistons 2 times within 6 days. Host of the @lockedonpistons @Matt_Schoch_  joins the show to talk Detroit Pistons.

How has Dwayne Casey done thus far year one as a head coach?

Are the Pistons ready …

Disgruntled DSJ returns against the Clippers.

January 22nd, 2019


Friend of the show @gachorpenning from @ClipperholicsFS joins the pod to discuss Dennis Smith Jr and the Los Angeles Clippers.

How would the Clippers …

Can the Mavs keep pace with Indiana?

January 18th, 2019


@_Facci co-host of @SettingThePace3 joins the show to talk Indiana Pacers basketball.

Are the Pacers the most complete team in the Eastern Conference?

DSJ trade drama. What’s gone wrong with both sides?

Facci drops a …

The Barea bummer :(

January 15th, 2019


@__mattwin with @otgbasketball joins the pod to discus the J.J Barea achilles injury. 

What’s the timeframe for his recovery?  

Could this be a …

Luka lands a Purple Rainmaker!

January 12th, 2019


@CMolesky with @lockedontwolves joins me for a post game pod.
Tom Thibodeau fired!
Could Ryan Saunders be a long term fit?
Wolves in the news for the …

Boston Tea Party

January 1st, 2019


Chris Grenham with @celticsblog joins the podcast to talk Boston Celtics.

Kyrie Irving injury update.

Jason Tatum struggles due more to a soft-more …

Cloudy with a chance of OKC

December 29th, 2018


The Mavericks have a tough back to back home and home against OKC. Jordan Buckammer writer for Thunderous Intentions joins the pod to discuss the OKC …

DSJ over and out?

December 26th, 2018


Co-host of The 3rd round picks podcast Max Levy joins the show to discuss the latest rumors regarding DSJ.

Should Mavs fans be surprised?

The pros and …

Do the Mavs have a pending Dame CJ situation on their hands?

December 23rd, 2018


Is Dame having an MVP type year this far?

Is this team different or is the same old blazers as before?

Why is it hard to find and home grown your own …

The way of the Warriors!

December 22nd, 2018


The way of the Warriors!
Mavs Warriors Match up on 12-21. @PeteThreee with @BlueManHoop joins the podcast to discuss the Golden State Warriors.

Why …

Mavericks Clippers preview 12-20

December 20th, 2018


Could Tobias Harris be an all star?

Why have the Clippers struggled in December?

Brian and Garrett circle back to DeAndre Jordan conversation they had …

The baffling Kings took Bagley over Luka!

December 16th, 2018


The Mavericks and Kings lock horns for the first time on 12-16. ‪@ivanowskinba writer with ‪@sactownroyalty ‬joins me to discuss the Sacramento Kings.

DSJ or De’Aaron Fox?

Luka and Bagley will be forever tied together.

The Limitless Range Podcast

December 16th, 2018


I was honored to join Cory Chandler and Pete Coleman on their podcast to discuss Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Follow their podcast on …


December 11th, 2018



Friend of the show Rylan Coulter ‪@SenorTakes writer with ‪@MavsNationDAL ‬joins me as we discuss all things Luka Doncic.

How wonderful is …

Pelicans preview Blazers review

December 5th, 2018


2 for 1 special!

For the 1st part of the podcast I’m joined by Terry Kimble with the ‪@PelicanDebrief ‬to preview Mavs Pelicans match up on12-05.

Why do the Pelicans struggle so much defensively but then thrive …

The Los Angeles Clippers best team in the western conference?

December 2nd, 2018


The Mavs match up with the Los Angeles Clippers on 12-01. To help preview this match up I’m joined by Kenneth Hawkes Writer for ‪@ClipperholicsFS‬.

Mavs are road warriors!

November 13th, 2018


Mavs get their first road victory of the year against the Chicago Bulls 103-98. @MavsHighlights ‬host of the ‪@theOPpod ‬joins the podcast as we …

The Mavs find their magic against the Wizards.

November 7th, 2018


The Mavs 6 game losing streak ends at 6 games after a 119-100 win over the Wizards.
To recap Mavs/Wizards Alan Jenkins ‪@AJenks24 with Bullets forever …

2-7 Take that for data!

November 3rd, 2018


2-7 Take that for data!

Mavs losing streak is now 6 games after a 118-106 loss to the New York Knicks. To recap the game and talk Knicks basketball …

Why Wes Why?

November 1st, 2018


The Mavericks losing streak extends to 5 games. To recap the Lakers 114-113 win Grant Goldberg ‪@GrantGoldberg ‬ from Silver screen & roll …

Mavs weekly preview from 10-28 to 11-02. Utah Spurs Lakers Knicks.

October 28th, 2018


For this episode Brian reviews the Mavs next 4 opponents. Let’s get to know Utah, San Antonio, Lakers and the Knicks.


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Round 1 goes to Trae Young and the Hawks

October 25th, 2018


Mavs blew a 26 point lead vs the Hawks and lose 111-104
To recap the game and talk Trae Young I’m joined by @ZackeryRogers13 from @SoaringDwnSouth for the post game pod.

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0:34 Intro
1:34 Stadium talk
4:16 Game …

Mavs are above 500 for the 1st time in ever!

October 23rd, 2018


Dallas Mavericks took the W over the Chicago Bulls 115-109. To recap the the game I’m joined by 00 @jdez_xo from @BullNationCHI.

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Home opener Mavs /Twovles recap.

October 21st, 2018


Game 2 of 82 in the books. I’m joined by @CMolesky from @LockedOnWolves to recap the Mavericks home opener 140-136 win vs the Timberwolves.

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Mavs/ Suns post game pod

October 18th, 2018


1 of 82 is in the books. ‪@dan_volpone ‬joins the show for the 1st BHP post game show of the year.

Dan and I recap the 121-100 Mavs loss.
Booker goes …

Could Miles Bridges compete with Luka for ROY?

October 15th, 2018


The NBA preseason wraps up for the Dallas Mavericks. To recap the 123-118 win by the Charlotte Hornets I’m joined by ‪@JaxonNBA‬ with ‪@At_The_Hive‬ to talk Hornets basketball.

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Global games Mavs vs Sixers

October 8th, 2018


I’m joined by ‪@KevinFLove ‬from‪ @Liberty_Ballers ‬to talk Philadelphia 76ers. Kevin joins the show to talk all things related to the 76ers. We also recap preseason game one of two between the Mavs and 76ers.

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Luka mania is running wild!

October 4th, 2018


Kirk ‪@KirkSeriousFace from @mavsmoneyball ‬joins the podcast.
We talk‪ Luka, fan expectations, roster building, and answer your twitter questions.‬

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0:35 Kirk introduction
13:00 Luka rookie of the year
21:00 …

Season predictions for the Mavs

October 1st, 2018


‪An @MavsNationDAL round table podcast with staff members @SenorTakes,@smoosa786, @flava_fras. The boyz and I review Luka’s first preseason game. We also provide our season predictions for the 2018-2019 Dallas …

Addressing The Mavs Sexual Harassment Scandal.

September 24th, 2018


Im joined by Bo Dauster @‪MavsHighlights for this episode.‬
‪Bo and I do our best to sort out this mess.‬

‪How did this happen?‬

‪Did Cuban know this behavior was going on?‬

‪Was the punishment fair?‬

‪Will Cuban be viewed …

Will Nerlens Noel find a home with OKC?

September 18th, 2018


I’m joined by Jordan Buckammer ‪@jbuckamneer ‬writer for thunderous intentions ‪@thunderousint‬ to talk OKC Thunder.

‪Will OKC’S offseason moves put …

Lauri Markkanen the next Dirk Nowitzki?

September 12th, 2018


I’m joined by Daniel Greenberg ‪@ChiSportUpdates‬ to talk Chicago Bulls Basketball.

Could the Bulls be a surprise team in the East this year?

Does …

Preview the 2018-19 Dallas Mavericks

September 7th, 2018


I was happy to join the @otgbasketball podcast to preview the 2018-2019 Dallas Mavericks with Nick Fay and Kory Waldron.

Dallas Mavericks Season Preview

- Last Season’s Recap

- This Year’s Rankings

- Additions

- Departures

- …

DeAndre Jordan best Mavericks center ever?

September 3rd, 2018


On this episode I’m joined by ‪@BenZajdel ‬contributor to the ‪@thesmokingcuban‬.

‪Ben and discuss ‬DeAndre Jordan signing with the Mavericks 3 years later.

Have Maverick fans forgiven DeAndre for emoji gate?

What does …

5 Important Maverick questions heading into 2018-2019.

August 31st, 2018


‪On this episode ‬I’m joined by‪ @Rkonkle_mffl staff writer from @Dallas_Fanatic Reese and I discuss 5 important Maverick questions heading into the 2018-2019 season.

Is this a playoff team?

Where does the offense come …

Luka vs Ayton opening night what could be better?

August 26th, 2018


I’m joined by ‪@dan_volpone ‬writer for ‪@ValleyoftheSuns‬.

Dan recaps the 2017-2018 season for the Phoenix Suns.

I get Dan’s thoughts on the Suns …

We’ve got high hopes

August 19th, 2018


I was happy to join ‪@CMolesky ‬host of the Locked on Wloves podcast for this episode.

Colton and I explore three unrealistic expectations around the …


August 17th, 2018


On this episode I was joined by ‪@smoosa786 from @MavsNationDAL ‬
‪to talk Dallas Mavericks.‬

‪Sameer and I discuss the possibility of the Mavericks making the playoffs in 18-19‬.

‪Can the offseason additions through free …

Mavs Roster Building

August 11th, 2018


I was joined by ‪@flava_fras from @MavsNationDAL ‬to talk Mavs.

Chris and I discuss what’s the best starting lineup for the Mavericks right now.

What’s the biggest concern with this roster right now?

Will April 10th at …

Mavs offseason review.

August 4th, 2018


I’m joined today by media member from ‪@NickVanExit to talk Dallas Mavericks.‬. I get Nick’s thoughts on how the Mavericks did in the 2018 NBA draft.‬

‪Did the Mavs give up to much for Luka?‬

‪What’s the …

Duke’s Big 3

August 4th, 2018


It’s never to early to look at 2019 NBA prospects. I sat down with JD King from @dbrsbn to talk Duke basketball. JD provides his thoughts on the Duke players who were drafted in 2018. Brian asks JD about Duke’s upcoming …

Jalen Brunson fits like a glove

August 4th, 2018


I’m joined by @erapay5 from @VUhoops to break down Jalen Brunson.

Why did Jalen fall out of the first round?

Is Dallas a perfect landing spot for Jalens development?

What’s Jalens ceiling as a prospect?


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Could Ray Splading be 2nd round steal?

August 4th, 2018


I’m joined by‪@jeffgreer_cj ‬from the Courier-Journal to break down Ray Splading.

We discuss the Rick Pitino scandal. Along with Papa John.

We review …

Kostas Antetokounmpo Greek freak 2.0?

August 4th, 2018


Im joined by ‪@DavidPJablonski‬ from the Daily Dayton news to break down Kostas Antetokounmpo.

Did Kostas leave Dayton to early for the pros?

Is Dallas a perfect landing spot for Kostas’s development?

What’s the ceiling …


August 4th, 2018


I’m joined by ‪@PAKA_FLOCKA from the @sbnGrizzlies to talk Memphis Grizzlies basketball.‬ ‪‬ ‪Parker explains what went wrong with the Grizzlies ‪tanking strategy in the 2017-2018 season?‬ We discuss Luka and Jaren …

Could Luka +DSJ have a Dame and CJ upside?

August 4th, 2018


I’m joined by ‪@_idelossantos from the @blazersedge to talk Portland Trail Blazers.‬ Isaiah will address the issue with Portland’s current roster. Will Dallas regret losing Seth Curry to Portland? We talk NBA free …

Luka Dallas Bound

August 4th, 2018


Luka is a Dallas Maverick! Brian provides his overall draft grade for the Mavs.


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Lottery picks don’t always mean success.

August 4th, 2018


Im joined by ‪@TimMaxwell22 ‬from sactownroyalty.

Tim and I discuss the struggles of the Sacramento Kings the past few years.

Tim provides his draft …

Kawhi vs the Spurs

August 4th, 2018


Who better to have on other than @JeffGSpursZone to talk San Antonio Spurs. Jeff explains whose really to blame for Kawhi Leonard situation. Who …

NBA Draft Round Table

August 4th, 2018


I was honored to join @CMolesky and @LucasJHann on the Locked On Wolves podcast. We round table draft moves teams could make before and after the …

Minnesota retooling their roster could be the Mavericks gain.

August 4th, 2018


Minnesota retooling their roster could be the Mavericks gain. I’m joined by ‪@CMolesky‬ on this Episode. Colt provides his overall grade for the …

DeAndre Jordan to Dallas 3 years later?

August 4th, 2018


@gachorpenning form @lockedonclips joins the show today. Garret explains what went wrong with Blake griffin signing/ the Clippers 2017-2018 season. Brian proposes a trade to acquire ‬DeAndre Jordan‪.‬
‪Brian and Garret …

Andre Drummond a building block for the Dallas Mavericks?

August 4th, 2018


Andre Drummond a building block for the Dallas Mavericks? On this episode @brianzilem is joined by ‪@Matt_Schoch_ ‬. Matt breaks down the 2017-2018 Detroit Pistons season along with their offseason struggles. Brian …

Julius Randle the next Nerlens Noel?

August 4th, 2018


Julius Randle the next Nerlens Noel? Jeremiah Whitten co-host of the Big Baller podcast joins the show. Jeremiah explains the ups and downs of the …

2017-2018 season of the Dallas Mavericks.

August 4th, 2018


Episode 1 Brian reviews the 2017-2018 season for the Dallas Mavericks.


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