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RealGM Radio is a weekly podcast hosted by Daniel Leroux on the NBA. Danny Leroux is a credentialed member of the NBA press corp. Leroux is also a frequent guest co-host on the Dunc'd On Podcast. Danny also joins Nate Duncan as the regular co-host of the Official Twitter NBA Podcast.
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Dec 29, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie of the Sporting News (@Sam_Vecenie) catch up on the potential prospects in the 2017 Draft as the NCAA moves from non-conference to conference play.

They discuss the which players have improved their stock in non-conference play, whether Markelle Fultz has established himself as the clear-cut top player, the ideal fit for Lonzo Ball and much, much more.

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Dec 22, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Sam Amick of the USA Today (@sam_amick) discuss his path in the business, advice for aspiring writers and the NBA season so far.

They discuss his time at the Sacramento Bee, AOL Fanhouse, Sports Illustrated and the USA Today with many other stories and insights along the way.

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Dec 16, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Eric Koreen of The Athletic Toronto (@ekoreen) go in-depth on the Toronto Raptors.

They discuss the Raptors’ historically great offense so far, their dominant bench-heavy lineup, young talent, place in the NBA hierarchy, what to expect for the rest of the season and much more.

 

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Dec 7, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Royce Young of ESPN (@royceyoung) go in-depth on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The two break down Russell Westbrook’s incredible start to the NBA season, their defensive success (5:43), Cameron Payne’s status (9:47), how they can get better (28:44), Billy Donovan as a tinkerer (32:51), Domantas Sabonis’ rookie season (37:34),

 

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Nov 30, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Kevin Pelton of ESPN Insider (@kpelton) start a new RealGM Radio monthly feature: a conference tiers episode.

The two break down how they would sort out the NBA's Western (3:23) and Eastern (36:50) Conferences and that process allows them to discuss topics like whether the Rockets or Thunder are more dependent on their star (12:12), Denver’s trade possibilities (16:58), the Wizards’ place in the East playoff picture (41:04), if Cleveland is in a tier of their own (1:10:20) and much more.

 

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Nov 21, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Dan Woike of the Orange County Register (@DanWoikeSports) go in-depth on the NBA's best team so far: the Los Angeles Clippers.

They discuss Doc Rivers’ decision to start Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, their strong bench play (7:23), defensive success (20:44), their playoff struggles (30:44), what they could be facing in the summer of 2017 (47:05) and regular season expectations (1:00:30).

 

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Nov 14, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated (@BenGolliver) work through the developments of the first few weeks of the NBA season.

They discuss the Lakers and Clippers’ surprisingly strong starts; the Cavs (20:47); Hawks (24:59); Jazz, Thunder and Blazers (35:31); who they have enjoyed watching most this season (41:51); and the Warriors (51:08).

 

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Nov 7, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) go in-depth on the 2017 draft classes before the NCAA begins non-conference play.

They discuss the positions with depth and scarcity; the center crop (28:18); point guards (38:09); Josh Jackson and the combo forwards (49:52); college teams NBA fans should watch (1:04:33); and the NBA season so far (1:19:12).

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Nov 1, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Dan Feldman of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk and the Locked On Pistons Podcast (@DanFeldmanNBA) break down the NBA’s extension and rookie scale option deadline.

They review just-announced extensions for Steven Adams, Victor Oladipo, Rudy Gobert, Cody Zeller and Gorgui Dieng along with previously agreed-to deals for Giannis Antetokounmpo, CJ McCollum and Dennis Schroder.

After that, they discuss some of the significant option decisions including RJ Hunter and James Young for the Celtics, Adreian Payne for the Timberwolves and Nik Stauskas with the 76ers.

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Oct 25, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Mike Prada of SB Nation (@MikePradaSBN) and Adi Joseph of the Sporting News (@AdiJoseph) break down the NBA’s Southeast Division: the Hawks, Wizards, Hornets, Heat and Magic.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (9:45) and choose the Southeast’s best newcomer (32:44).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (53:35), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division (55:07), choose breakout players (1:01:21) and much more.

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Oct 18, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) lay out and explain their tiers for the Eastern and Western Conferences.

They discuss whether any teams can outperform the Warriors and Cavs in the regular season, where teams fit in the playoff picture and much more.


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Oct 7, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division. In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (17:29), choose the Northwest’s best newcomer (34:03) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (42:16). In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (50:58), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division (1:08:41), choose breakout players (1:10:30) and much more.   Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed. 
Oct 4, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of Basketball Numbers (@ArturoGalletti) break down the over/unders for the Western Conference. They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Lakers (1:49), Suns (8:06), Timberwolves (11:14), Pelicans (18:46), Nuggets (26:20), Kings (32:12), Jazz (37:34), Rockets (41:21), Mavericks (49:30), Grizzlies (52:48), Trail Blazers (58:20), Clippers (1:02:23), Thunder (1:10:23), Spurs (1:16:25) and Warriors (1:26:23).   Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed. 
Sep 29, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of Basketball Numbers(@ArturoGalletti) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference. They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the 76ers (4:02), Nets (12:24), Knicks (18:31), Bucks (24:21), Magic (29:04), Wizards (34:24), Bulls (38:47), Pistons (46:26), Pacers (52:41), Hawks (57:36), Celtics (1:03:24) Hornets (1:08:15), Heat (1:13:17), Raptors (1:17:30) and Cavaliers (1:23:35) Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed. 
Sep 24, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer(@JonathanTjarks) break down the Southwest Division. In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (9:06), choose the Southwest’s best newcomer (32:09) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (39:13). In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (45:39), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the Central (50:31), choose breakout players (59:46) and much more.   Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.   
Sep 13, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks about the upcoming NBA 2K17 with Senior Producer Erick Boenisch of 2K Sports and Visual Concepts. They discuss the process of making a new iteration of the franchise (1:20), adding new in-game commentators (6:46), this year’s MyCareer mode (9:35), how they changed MyGM (12:49) and MyLeague (16:21), plus dynamic rule changes (20:43), incorporating more elements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (24:01) and authentic stadium-specific sound (26:35). Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.     
Sep 12, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) go in-depth on the 2017, 2018 and 2016 draft classes, including top players Markelle Fultz, DeAndre Ayton, Josh Jackson and Harry Giles. They discuss the 2017 class’ strong group of point guards (1:42), big men (38:53), forwards (44:58), an early look at the 2018 group (58:35), insights from Summer League (1:12:02) and much more Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.
Sep 1, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Nate Duncan of the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast (@NateDuncanNBA) and Dan Feldman of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk and the Locked On Pistons Podcast (@DanFeldmanNBA) break down the Central Division. In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (11:18), choose the Central’s best newcomer (19:35) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (26:32). In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (40:32), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the Central (47:45), choose breakout players (50:27) and much more, including what Cleveland may get with their big trade exception. Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed. 
Aug 27, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Kevin Pelton of ESPN Insider (@kpelton) and Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated (@BenGolliver) break down the Pacific Division. In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (17:22) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (42:34). In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (53:44), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the Pacific (1:02:35), choose breakout players (1:16:00) and much more. Sponsored by Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com/RealGM) and Athlete’s Collective (http://www.athletescollective.com/ with REALGM promo code) Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed. 
Aug 18, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Derek Bodner of Philadelphia Magazine, the USA Today and DraftExpress(@DerekBodnerNBA) discuss the 76ers’ present and future, including the uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid (1:23), Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (16:41), Ben Simmons (27:15), Dario Saric (41:09), the potential Okafor/Noel decision (53:45) and much more.   Sponsored by Blue Apron- http://blueapron.com/RealGM Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.   
Aug 10, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) and Jared Weiss of CLNS Radio and CelticsBlog (@CLNS_JaredWeiss) go in-depth on the Atlantic Division. They analyze the offseason, including who got better and worse, moves that stood out (20:02), and rookies they are most excited to see (32:02). After that, they preview the upcoming season, including ranking the teams 1-5 (39:51), predicting who will make the playoffs (50:35) and pick breakout players (1:14:11). They also discuss the possibility of Chris Paul joining the Knicks (14:24), Melo’s no-trade clause (54:00) and much more.   Sponsored by Blue Apron- http://blueapron.com/RealGM Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.   
Jul 27, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Royce Young of ESPN (@royceyoung) discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder’s present, past and future, from Russell Westbrook’s future with the team (1:09), the impact of the Serge Ibaka trade (25:11), the legacy of the Durant/Westbrook era (58:47) and much more.   Sponsored by Blue Apron- http://blueapron.com/RealGM Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.    nh6hfdatn
Jul 21, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Kevin Pelton of ESPN Insider (@kpelton) break down Summer League from the rookies playing their first NBA games () to the more experienced players looking to prove themselves (39:13) and veterans trying to find a place in the league. They also talk about defending the Warriors (50:53), the second best team in the West (53:32), Portland’s big man rotation (1:03:33) and more.   Sponsored by Blue Apron- http://blueapron.com/RealGM Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.  fdatnhmh 'fdatnhmh'
Jul 15, 2016
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Adi Joseph of the Sporting News (@AdiJoseph) review the first two weeks of free agency (1:05), do preliminary tiers for the Eastern Conference (32:43) and Western Conference (1:00:07) and much more. Sponsored by Blue Apron- http://blueapron.com/RealGM Subscribe to RealGM Radio on iTunes or via the XML feed.   
Jul 7, 2016

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) breaks down a remarkable first week of July with Seerat Sohi of Rolling Stone (@DamianTrillard) and Dan Feldman of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk (@DanFeldmanNBA)

Leroux and Sohi discuss the impact of Kevin Durant joining the Warriors on his perception and legacy plus the impact on players like Russell Westbrook.

After that, he and Feldman go in-depth on the rest of the offseason so far, including winners, losers and their favorte moves.

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