The NBA Next Podcast

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What's Next Minnesota & Recent Transactions

What's Next Minnesota & Recent Transactions

February 23, 2024

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about recent transactions that have happened including an uptick in 10-day and Two-Way contract signings (00:35). Then they talk about Isaiah Stewart's suspension (17:57), PJ Tucker's trade request fine (20:13) and what's next for the Minnesota Timberwolves, including Mike Conley's extension (23:05). Finally, what's next (39:35)

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Recent Transactions & 2024 NBA Spending Power Projections

Recent Transactions & 2024 NBA Spending Power Projections

February 16, 2024

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about recent transactions that have happened after the NBA Trade Deadline has passed (00:40). Then look at Keith's updated 2024 Spending Power Projections (14:30) and which players he has his eye on for the Next Contract series (35:28).

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Trade Deadline Recap & Updated Buyout Candidates

Trade Deadline Recap & Updated Buyout Candidates

February 9, 2024

Keith Smith and Scott Allen recap the Trade Deadline (00:18). Then look at updated buyout candidate list (27:00). Finally, what's next (34:53).

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West Buyers and Sellers & Buyout Candidates

West Buyers and Sellers & Buyout Candidates

February 7, 2024

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the Western Conference buyers and sellers at the trade deadline (2:23). Then look at Keith's list of buyout candidates once the trade deadline has passed (17:04). Finally, what's next (23:47).

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Trade Machine, Rozier to the Heat, Bucks Hire Doc Rivers & East Buyers and Sellers

Trade Machine, Rozier to the Heat, Bucks Hire Doc Rivers & East Buyers and Sellers

January 28, 2024

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the new trade machine on spotrac.com (00:19). Then they recap the Heat-Hornets trade that sent Terry Rozier to the Heat and Kyle Lowry to the Hornets (03:27), Doc Rivers to the Bucks (10:27), Wes Unseld Jr out in Washington (18:03) and Eastern Conference buyers and sellers at the trade deadline (22:09). Finally, what's next (37:51).

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Pacers Acquire Siakam, Wizards Acquire Bagley, NBA Trade Deadline Primer & Kawhi's Extension

Pacers Acquire Siakam, Wizards Acquire Bagley, NBA Trade Deadline Primer & Kawhi's Extension

January 23, 2024

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the Pacers-Toronto-Pelicans trades that sent Pascal Siakam to the Pacers and Bruce Brown Jr to the Raptors (00:21). Then they recap the Pistons-Wizards trade that sent Marvin Bagley III to the Wizards (20:17), talk about Keith's Trade Primer piece on spotrac.com (29:10) and Kawhi Leonard's extension with the Clippers (42:12). Finally, what's next (51:10).

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Spoelstra’s Extension, Trade Outlook for Top NBA Teams & Minor Transactions

Spoelstra’s Extension, Trade Outlook for Top NBA Teams & Minor Transactions

January 23, 2024

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about Erik Spoelstra’s new extension (00:59). Then they recap the Knicks-Raptors trade that sent OG Anunoby to the Knicks (02:48), trade outlooks for the top NBA teams (10:04) and minor transactions (24:32). Finally, what's next (36:01).

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Zion's Contract, Cleveland's Roster Options, Disabled Player Exceptions & Mailbag Questions

Zion's Contract, Cleveland's Roster Options, Disabled Player Exceptions & Mailbag Questions

December 22, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about Zion Williamson's recently released contract specifics (00:18). Then they discuss the Cleveland Cavalier's options after sustaining some major injuries to Garland and Mobley (10:07), what is a Disabled Player Exception and why did the Knicks apply for one (24:05), and mailbag questions (31:55). Finally, what's next (52:57).

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NBA Trade Season, De'Aaron Fox Next Contract, Draymond Suspension & Sportico Valuations

NBA Trade Season, De'Aaron Fox Next Contract, Draymond Suspension & Sportico Valuations

December 15, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about which players could be on the move as the unofficial NBA trade season opens and which teams are likely to make some moves (00:22). Then they discuss De'Aaron Fox's next contract (27:27), Draymond Green's indefinite suspension (41:11), notable minor transactions (51:18) and Sportico's 2023 NBA Valuations (54:39). Finally, what's next (1:01:45).

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NBA Expansion Draft Rules & Bradley Beal and the Phoenix Suns

NBA Expansion Draft Rules & Bradley Beal and the Phoenix Suns

December 7, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about what to expect with the NBA Expansion Draft rules (00:34). Then they discuss Bradley Beal's continued injury with the Suns and where his contract stands (34:47) and why December 15th is an important NBA Calendar date (44:12). Finally, what's next (49:12).

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Breaking Up The Bulls, NBA Expansion, IST Reactions & Mavs/Pacers Sales

Breaking Up The Bulls, NBA Expansion, IST Reactions & Mavs/Pacers Sales

December 1, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about breaking up the Chicago Bulls (00:20). Then they discuss how NBA Expansion is likely to work (20:38), reactions to the IST Group Play and financial nuggets for the Quarterfinals (42:33) and the Mavericks and Pacers sales (55:27). Finally, what's next (1:02:25).

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Maxey's Next Contract, MIN-GSW Fines and Suspension & Minor Transactions

Maxey's Next Contract, MIN-GSW Fines and Suspension & Minor Transactions

November 17, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about his most recent piece in projecting what Tyrese Maxey's next contract could look like (00:21). Then they discuss the fines and suspension for the Timberwolves and Warriors players (24:44), and finish up with a few minor transactions (32:56). Finally, what's next (42:58).

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2024 NBA Spending Power, Minor Transactions & ASU Mock Trade Deadline

2024 NBA Spending Power, Minor Transactions & ASU Mock Trade Deadline

November 9, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about his most recent piece in projecting the 2024 NBA team spending power (00:20). Then they discuss minor transactions (21:40), surprise teams to start the season (34:21), and Keith's experience with the ASU Mock Trade Deadline he participated in over the weekend (40:00). Finally, what's next (53:49).

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Harden Finally Traded, Rookie Scale Options & Memphis' Roster Situation

Harden Finally Traded, Rookie Scale Options & Memphis' Roster Situation

November 1, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the James Harden trade between the 76ers and Clippers (00:19). Then they discuss the Rookie Scale options that were exercised and declined (20:31), Memphis's roster situation due to Ja Morant's suspension and injuries piling up already (28:40) and what seems to be an uptick in flopping fines from the NBA (35:58). Finally, what's next (42:43).

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Giannis Extension, Rookie Scale Extensions & Tax Projections

Giannis Extension, Rookie Scale Extensions & Tax Projections

October 25, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the all of the transactions that just happened across the league (00:24), including extensions for Giannis Antetokounmpo (06:00), Jaden McDaniels (12:54) and Zach Collins (16:28). Then they discuss the Rookie Scale extensions signed throughout the offseason (22:47) and initial tax projections going into the season (40:00) Finally, what's next (48:00).

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Kevin Porter Jr. Trade & Pacific and Central Division Roster Questions

Kevin Porter Jr. Trade & Pacific and Central Division Roster Questions

October 18, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the Houston-Oklahoma City trade that sent Kevin Porter Jr. to the Thunder (1:09). Then Keith gives his rotation and roster questions for the Pacific Division (9:20) and Central Division (23:33). Finally, the logistics behind getting a roster into compliance (40:04).

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Vassell & Pritchard Extensions and Atlantic Division Roster Questions

Vassell & Pritchard Extensions and Atlantic Division Roster Questions

October 10, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about Devin Vassell's rookie scale extension details (00:26) and Payton Pritchard's rookie scale extension agreement (05:43). Then Keith gives his rotation and roster questions for the Atlantic Division (11:17). Finally, what to look forward to next (25:50).

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Damian Lillard Trade Talk & Southeast Division Rotation and Roster Questions

Damian Lillard Trade Talk & Southeast Division Rotation and Roster Questions

September 26, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the rumored teams now in on the Damian Lillard trade saga (00:20). Then Keith gives his rotation and roster questions for the Southeast Division (23:29). Finally, what to look forward to next (40:00).

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2023-24 Top-20 NBA Cap Hits

2023-24 Top-20 NBA Cap Hits

September 14, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the NBA's Top-20 cap hits (04:19). Finally, what to look forward to next (41:53).

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Giannis, McGee, Washington & Offseason Financial Update

Giannis, McGee, Washington & Offseason Financial Update

August 31, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the Giannis' contract status (00:55), JaVale McGee is waived-and-stretched (08:10) and PJ Washington's new contract (15:35). Then an Offseason financial update and best available free agents (26:22). Finally, what to look forward to next (38:24).

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Biggest Offseason Moves For Northwest Division & 2024 Cap Projections

Biggest Offseason Moves For Northwest Division & 2024 Cap Projections

August 22, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about the biggest offseason move and what each team still needs to do for the Northwest division (00:39). Then they discuss the cap projections and spending power for the 2024 offseason (35:02). Finally, what to look forward to next (51:51).

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James Harden & Biggest Offseason Moves For Southeast Division

James Harden & Biggest Offseason Moves For Southeast Division

August 15, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about James Harden's status with the 76ers (00:20). Then they discuss the biggest offseason move and what each team still needs to do for the Southeast division (14:07) . Finally, what to look forward to next (38:43).

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AD's Extension & Biggest Offseason Moves For Central and Southwest Divisions

AD's Extension & Biggest Offseason Moves For Central and Southwest Divisions

August 8, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about Anthony Davis's extension with the Lakers (00:21). Then they discuss the biggest offseason move and what each team still needs to do for the Central (08:56) and Southwest (28:16) divisions. Finally, what to look forward to next (48:06).

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Jaylen Brown's Extension & Biggest Offseason Moves For Atlantic and Pacific Divisions

Jaylen Brown's Extension & Biggest Offseason Moves For Atlantic and Pacific Divisions

August 1, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about Jaylen Brown's extension with Boston (01:25). Then they discuss the biggest offseason move and what each team still needs to do for the Atlantic (24:55) and Pacific (43:11) divisions. Finally, what to look forward to next (1:00:00).

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Cash, Tax and Earnings Oh My!

Cash, Tax and Earnings Oh My!

July 20, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about future team cash allocations (02:17) and potential 2023 tax bills (20:15). Then they discuss recent cash earned vs future cash earned for players (34:31) and the landscape of future career earnings (41:08) before talking about the Oklahoma City's extremely full roster (50:06). Finally, what to look forward to next (1:07:00).

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NBA Summer League, No-Trade Clause Rules & Signed Contract Specifics

NBA Summer League, No-Trade Clause Rules & Signed Contract Specifics

July 14, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk about NBA Summer League and what Keith experienced while there (00:44). Then they discuss the rules of have a No-Trade Clause (16:17) and talk about their observations regarding the signed contract specifics for the free agents (26:31), extensions (44:00) and draft pick signings (1:00:36). Finally, what to look forward to next (1:05:52).

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Recapping Free Agent Signings, New Extensions and What Some Teams Now Look Like

Recapping Free Agent Signings, New Extensions and What Some Teams Now Look Like

July 6, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen recap the offseason through the first four days of the new league year, including extensions, free agent signings, and what some of the teams now look like. Finally, what to look forward to next (1:05).

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Draft and Trade Recap, Option Decisions, A Veteran Extension & 2023 Projected Cap Space

Draft and Trade Recap, Option Decisions, A Veteran Extension & 2023 Projected Cap Space

June 27, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen recap the 2023 NBA Draft (00:36) and recent trade moves (10:15). Then they talk about the exercised/declined option decisions and which ones are still looming (33:14). Next they break down the Naz Reid veteran extension with Minnesota (39:00), and talk about the 2023 projected cap space and spending power going into the new league year (45:56). Finally, what to look forward to next (1:01:00).

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Bradley Beal Trade Details, 2023 NBA Draft, 2022 Rookie Class Recap and Predicting 2020 Draft Class Rookie Scale Extensions

Bradley Beal Trade Details, 2023 NBA Draft, 2022 Rookie Class Recap and Predicting 2020 Draft Class Rookie Scale Extensions

June 20, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss the trade details for the Suns acquiring Bradley Beal from the Wizards (00:29). Then they talk about the 2023 NBA Draft and who to look out for and other financial details surrounding the drafted players (22:06), recapping the 2022 NBA Rookie class and who stood out in the 2022-23 season (43:17), and predicting the 2020 Draft Class Rookie Scale Extensions (53:09). Finally, what to look forward to next (1:02:00).

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Bradley Beal Trade Talk, and Boston Celtics, Miami Heat & Denver Nuggets Offseason Outlooks

Bradley Beal Trade Talk, and Boston Celtics, Miami Heat & Denver Nuggets Offseason Outlooks

June 15, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss the trade rumors surround Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (00:28). Then what's next for the Boston Celtics (9:36), Miami Heat (28:04) and Denver Nuggets (42:48). Finally, what to look forward to next (56:47).

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Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers & Los Angeles Lakers Offseason Outlooks

Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers & Los Angeles Lakers Offseason Outlooks

June 13, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss the news and notes of the last two weeks (00:39). Then what's next for the Golden State Warriors (12:24), Philadelphia 76ers (31:59) and Los Angeles Lakers (44:55). Finally, what to look forward to next (1:04:46).

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NBA Finals Roster Construction and Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns & New York Knicks Offseason Outlooks

NBA Finals Roster Construction and Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns & New York Knicks Offseason Outlooks

June 1, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss the roster construction of the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat before the NBA Finals begin (00:53). Then what's next the Sacramento Kings (07:46), Phoenix Suns (23:41) and New York Knicks (39:00). Finally, what to look forward to next (52:10).

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Financial Implications If LeBron Does Retire & Minnesota Timberwolves, LA Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers Offseason Outlooks

Financial Implications If LeBron Does Retire & Minnesota Timberwolves, LA Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers Offseason Outlooks

May 23, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss the financial implications if LeBron were to retire (00:41). Then what's next the Minnesota Timberwolves (12:19), LA Clippers (30:23) and Cleveland Cavaliers (46:50). Finally, what to look forward to next (59:14).

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All-NBA Implications for Tatum and Brown, Draft Lottery Primer, & Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets Offseason Previews

All-NBA Implications for Tatum and Brown, Draft Lottery Primer, & Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and Brooklyn Nets Offseason Previews

May 16, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss the All-NBA implications for Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown (01:20) and an NBA Draft Lottery primer (14:o5). Then what's next the Chicago Bulls (19:20), Oklahoma City Thunder (32:50) and Brooklyn Nets (52:14) . Finally, what to look forward to next (1:05:00).

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Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors & New Orleans Pelicans Offseason Outlooks

Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors & New Orleans Pelicans Offseason Outlooks

May 9, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss what's next for the Dallas Mavericks (3:00), Toronto Raptors (21:03) and New Orleans Pelicans (35:55). Finally, what to look forward to next (54:53).

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Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz Offseason Outlooks & Future Maximum Salary Estimates

Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz Offseason Outlooks & Future Maximum Salary Estimates

May 2, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss what's next for the Orlando Magic (1:31) and the Utah Jazz (25:51). Then they talk about the NBA's Maximum Salary structure and the potential eye-popping future salary numbers (42:25). Finally, what to look forward to next (1:10:00).

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NBA Draft Tidbits and Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards & Indiana Pacers Offseason Outlooks

NBA Draft Tidbits and Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards & Indiana Pacers Offseason Outlooks

April 25, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss updates to Spotrac (00:34) followed by dates & players you need to know about the upcoming NBA Draft (06:12), Next, they dive deep into the Portland Trail Blazers (15:20), Washington Wizards (31:30) and Indiana Pacers (44:27) offseason outlooks. Finally, what to look forward to next (56:14).

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Charlotte Offseason Outlook & Positional Free Agents Part 2

Charlotte Offseason Outlook & Positional Free Agents Part 2

April 18, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss what's next for the Charlotte Hornets (2:23). Then they talk about Positional Free Agents for Centers (39:00) and Shooting Guards (48:44). Finally, what to look forward to next (50:27).

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Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs Offseason Outlooks & Positional Free Agents

Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs Offseason Outlooks & Positional Free Agents

April 11, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss what's next for the Houston Rockets (3:26) and San Antonio Spurs (22:42), but first the Pistons and their new head coach vacancy (00:44). Then they talk about Positional Free Agents for Power Forwards (35:40), Point Guards (43:36) and Small Forwards (51:45). Finally, what to look forward to next (58:36).

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The NBA's New CBA

The NBA's New CBA

April 4, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen talk the reported details of the NBA's new CBA and how certain items will impact the league, teams and players moving forward.

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Detroit Pistons Offseason Outlook, Brook Lopez & Jaylen Brown Next Contracts

Detroit Pistons Offseason Outlook, Brook Lopez & Jaylen Brown Next Contracts

March 28, 2023

Keith Smith and Scott Allen discuss what's next for the Detroit Pistons as their offseason is about to begin (00:50). Then they talk about Brook Lopez's next contract (25:00), and what could happen with Jaylen Brown's next contract if he is selected to an All-NBA roster (38:28). Finally, what to expect next with the NBA on Spotrac (53:04).

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