On The Ball with Ric Bucher
Why the Warriors Chose Draymond Over Jordan
Draymond Green punched teammate Jordan Poole in a practice last October. The Golden State Warriors decided this summer to re-sign Green and trade Poole. Ric explains why.
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The Incredibly Shrinking NBA Competitive Spirit37:02Ric discusses what is fueling complaints about in-season tournament rules and examines the Houston Rockets' renaissance under head coach Ime Udoka.
Recipe For Disaster: Making Your Star the GM31:12Ric examines the result of recent NBA teams who catered to the personnel demands of a star player in order to acquire or retain them.
The DNA of the Dallas Mavericks' Transformation30:12Ric discusses the surprising start by the Dallas Mavericks this season.
NBA Season Preview: Every Team's Win Total Predicted25:58Ric discusses the oddsmakers' win total line for all 30 NBA teams and whether to expect them to go over or under their respective lines.
Zion Update + The Two Best NBA Win-Total Bets29:46Ric discusses the preseason performance of New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson and the win-total predictions for the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Blazers.
First-Look Takeaways on Warriors and Lakers31:00Ric shares what he saw from the new and old editions of the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers in their first preseason game and where they stand among title-contending teams this season.
Prime Time30:03Ric discusses the reaction to University of Colorado football coach Deion Sanders.
Who Won The Lillard Trade And Why30:03Ric discusses the three-team trade that sent Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks to play with Giannis Antetokounmpo.
What Team USA Told Us about the NBA28:53Ric discusses why Team USA finished fourth in the recent FIBA World Cup and the ongoing campaign to elevate LeBron James above Michael Jordan.