NBA Front Office with Keith Smith
Summary: Keith Smith covers all things related to roster/cap/scouting side of the basketball world, with full NBA team and player coverage.
Pete Toal joins the show to preview the 76ers offseason. Keith and Pete first talk about the new surrounding Paul George and Jimmy Butler. Then they dive into the Sixers and talk about the big trade with the Boston Celtics for the #1 overall pick, what the 76ers might do with 4 second round picks, what happens with Furkan Korkmaz, who might be some free agent targets, what happens with the 76ers own free agents and potential extensions for Joel Embiid and Nik Stauskas.
Jason Patt of FanRag Sports and BlogABull.com joins the show to preview the Chicago Bulls offseason. Jason and Keith discuss whether it was a surprise that the front office and coaching staff kept their jobs, does Jimmy Butler get traded, which free agents return to Chicago and what the Bulls are looking at in the draft.
In this episode Mason Ginsberg of ESPN's Bourbon Street Shots joins the show to preview the offseason for the New Orleans Pelicans. Mason and Keith talk about how Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins fit together after last year's big trade, whether or not Jrue Holiday will be back and who might be some free agent targets for the team.
David Ramil of The Step Back and Locked on Heat joins the show to preview the Miami offseason. David and Keith discuss the Heat's tricky summer starting with the Chris Bosh situation, what Miami might do with all their newfound cap space and what they might be looking at in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Grant Afseth of Indiana Sports Coverage joins the show to preview the Indiana Pacers offseason. Topics include: Will the Pacers trade Paul George, which free agents will be back, who will leave this summer and what the Pacers might do in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Jared Weiss of CLNS and CelticsBlog joins the show to preview the Boston Celtics offseason. Jared and Keith cover whether Boston can land a max free agent, if the Celtics will keep Isaiah Thomas and the NBA Draft. Note: This episode was recorded before reports of the Celtics and 76ers engaging in trade talks for the #1 overall pick.
Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily and Locked on Magic joins the show to discuss the offseason in Orlando. With a new front office and some key decisions to make, the Magic have an interesting summer, as they launch another rebuilding effort. Philip and Keith get deep into the free agents, draft options for Orlando and what will happen with extension for Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton.
Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs and Locked on Nuggets joins the show to preview the Denver Nuggets offseason. Despite few free agents, there is a lot of intrigue with the Nuggets this summer, after just missing the playoffs in 2016-17. Listen in for Adam and Keith's thoughts on where Denver might go this summer!
In this episode former NBA front office executive Pete Philo joins Keith to discuss his wide-ranging basketball career from player overseas to scout to executive. Pete and Keith also discuss Pete's team at TPG Sports Group and their Pro Scout School and Sports Tank events.
On the first episode of NBA Front Office, host Keith Smith invites Chris Axmann, the host of Almighty Ballin and founder of the Almighty Baller Network, to discuss his hometown team. As a follower Dallas Mavs, what does Chris expect for his team next season when it comes to signings, the draft, and free agents? Listen to the debut episode of the show and find out!