The CJ McCollum Show
CJ's Return to the Hardwood: 11/29/23
CJ and Cassidy discuss CJ's return to the court tomorrow, CJ's thoughts on how the group stage of the in-season tournament has gone, and what is going on with the Los Angeles Clippers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CJ Injury Update: 11/22/23
CJ and Cassidy are back to discuss CJ's scary injury and the timetable for his return, how the Pelicans have looked without some of their key rotation players, the in-season tournament, and Thanksgiving plans. All that and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Harden to the Clippers!: 10/31/23
CJ and Cassidy discuss the blockbuster trade that sends James Harden over to the Los Angeles Clippers, take you behind the scenes on some of the conversations about planning the in season tournament, and give you the first Pelican Brief of the regular season. :15- James Harden Trade 6:18 How James fits in the Clippers 13:15 What does this trade mean for the Sixers? 17:33- In-Season Tournament 36:43- The start of the season for the Pelicans
Season Kickoff: 10/24/23
CJ and Cassidy discuss Terry Stotts departure from the Milwaukee Bucks and what his absence will mean for the team, then they preview opening week of the season and what teams they are most excited to watch heading into the year, and they wrap it up with the Pelican Brief where CJ discusses his expectations for the season and previews his first game against the Grizzlies. All that and more! 2:00- What players are you most excited to watch this season? 9:28- The Knicks 15:36 Terry Stotts leaving the Bucks 18:55- What teams are on your league pass watch for this season? 26:30- James Harden update 30:20 The Pelican Brief
The Kids Are Gonna Be Alright: 10/19/23
CJ and Cassidy Hubbarth discuss CJ's approach to the preseason now that he is in year 11, their thoughts on some of the bright young stars around the league, and what are CJ's feelings about ESPN's NBA Rank. All that and more! 7:45- Preseason Etiquette 11:05 -CJ on the young stars in Orlando 13:35 -The future looks bright for Houston 17:00- Wemby talk 20:50 NBA Rank 26:50 Ben Simmons 35:55 The Pelican Brief
Back Like We Never Left: 10/10/23
In the Season 2 premiere of the CJ McCollum show, CJ and Cassidy Hubbarth discuss how CJ and the Pelicans spent their summer and their expectations for this season, the blockbuster Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday trades, and let the audience know a little bit more about them. All that and more! 7:05 Zions return 11:30 Brandon Ingrams mentality after his Team USA stint 12:45 Dame to Milwaukee 18:35- New Look Celtics 24:45- James Harden Updates 28:30- The landscape in the West 34:00 Get To Know CJ and Cassidy
How the West Was Won with Isaiah Thomas: 5/4/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy are joined by professional basketball player Isaiah Thomas to discuss his journey to the NBA and making a comeback (1:47) before jumping into the epic match-up in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with the Heat and Knicks (21:19), and how the Lakers struck first in the Bay against the Warriors (30:00). Plus, how no one is discussing Jokic and the Nuggets silent domination of the West (41:10).
Comebacks and Eliminations in the Playoffs: 4/27/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy discuss Jimmy Butler putting on a clinic as the Heat lead the Bucks (1:01), if Draymond's antics have had an effect on the Warriors vs. Kings series (17:50), why the Celtics are struggling to put away the Hawks (24:48), Kawhi Leonard torn meniscus diagnoses, and predictions for the 2nd-round playoff matchup between the Suns vs. Nuggets (37:06).
In the Thick of the First Round : 4/20/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy discuss what went wrong with the Pelicans this season (0:43), how Draymond Green's Game 3 suspension will affect the Warriors against the Kings (12:40), why the Celtics are the new favorite to win the Finals (29:26), how the Heat losing Tyler Herro changes the series against the Bucks (33:55), why the Suns vs. Clippers is potentially the best series in the playoffs. Plus, all the power shifts throughout this NBA season (43:20).
2023 NBA Playoff Predictions: 4/13/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy discuss key Western Conference matchups beginning with the Phoenix Suns vs. the LA Clippers (1:19), the Sacramento Kings vs. the Golden State Warriors (13:03), before moving to the Eastern Conference to examine the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the New York Knicks (20:00), and finally, the Philadelphia 76ers taking on the Brooklyn Nets (26:41). Afterward, they preview this season's potential award winners for Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, and Most Valuable Player (29:17).
The Brooklyn Bridge, Mikal Bridges : 4/6/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy welcome Brooklyn Nets guard-forward Mikal Bridges to discuss the start of his career (0:45), how he's gone from a role player with the Phoenix Suns to a No.1 option with the Nets (8:18), leading the charge in turning things around and getting Nets to the playoffs (20:39), and what it was like to get drafted by his childhood home team the Philadelphia 76ers (24:12). Plus, CJ shines some light on the NBA's New Collective Bargaining Agreement (33:25).
The Sage Soul, Garrett Temple: 3/30/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy welcome Pelicans guard Garrett Temple to discuss his family history and college career at LSU (0:55), how he carved out a long career as a journeyman in the NBA (18:25), his thoughts on the quality of NCAA men's basketball (34:20), and why it's integral to a team to have good veterans (42:34). Plus, a recap of the intense matchup between the Pelicans and the Warriors (48:35).
A Culture of Accountability : 3/23/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy discuss how the Pelicans are preparing for the final push to the playoffs (2:28), if Zion Williamson will be returning at the end of the season (16:32), how jumbled teams are in the Western Conference playoff hunt (26:27), and Dillon Brooks becoming the voice of the Grizzlies (36.55)
Wisdom From a Veteran of The Game with Kendrick Perkins: 3/16/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy welcome former NBA player and ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins to discuss the Pelicans trying to find their way in the playoffs (1:42), Ja Morant's 8-game suspension (11:17), Damian Lillard's comments about the quality of the NBA (41:31), and Perk's new book: The Education of Kendrick Perkins: A Memoir(57:21).
Defending the Post with Zach Lowe: 3/9/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ welcomes sportswriter and host of the Lowe Post, Zach Lowe, to discuss the most surprising teams this season and the tight Western and Eastern Conferences (2:23), CJ's faceoff with ex-teammate Trail Blazers Damian Lillard (12:30), how Lowe grades and votes for MVP (16:02), how to fix the NBA All-Star Game (30:01), and load management and why injuries are so frequent today(38:01).
Interview with the Batman, Grant Williams: 3/2/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez welcome Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams to discuss his journey to the NBA(2:29), how he has adjusted to the league (17:37), the pressures of the NBA Finals (36:46), and what Williams is looking forward to these NBA playoffs (38:21). Plus, Grant recommends his favorite Japanese manga series (46:23).
The Race to the Finish with Tim MacMahon: 2/23/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez welcome Tim MacMahon to discuss the uneventful 2023 NBA All-Star Game (1:47), the Top 5 places to visit during the All-Star break (6:06), the final stretch of the NBA season (11:03), Kyrie Irving fits in Dallas (19:33), Hawks firing coach Nate McMillan (33:07), and Trigga Trey put the world on notice at the Slam Dunk Contest (37:27). Plus, Russ and Pat Bev find final landing spots for the season (42:45).
Take Me To Your Leader: 2/16/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez discuss Zion Williamson's hamstring injury (04:12), the winners and losers of the NBA trade deadline (13:00), and the 3-Point Contest at NBA All-Star 2023 (27:30). Plus, are the UFOs making headlines from Aliens? (39:15).
Delayed Flights And Landing Spots: 2/9/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez discuss grading teams leading into the NBA All-Star break (01:17), LeBron James breaking the NBA all-time scoring record (15:33), the Pelicans' breaking their 10-game losing streak (17:48), and Kyrie Irving heading to the Dallas Mavericks (32:59). Plus, CJ discusses the NBA and NBPA, CBA negotiations (43:10).
When To Blow The Whistle: 2/2/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez are joined by ESPNs Brian Windhorst to discuss the controversial missed call from Lakers-Celtics, the challenges of NBA officiating (2:18), the struggles of NBA All-Star selections & the future of talent in the league (27:20) and how legitimate of a threat the Kings are (39:14).
Always Hoop For The Best: 1/26/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez discuss the Pelicans coming off the road facing injuries (01:51), how CJ feels about being slighted by the All-Star selection (11:13), why injuries and games missed continue to rise in the NBA (21:20), LeBron James approaches passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record (34:03), and NFL Conference Championships (45:55).
Step Backs, Crossovers, and Dunks: 1/19/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez discuss how CJ has been on a tear while the Pelicans are stacked with injuries (01:37), problems with the Hawks and owners (14:40), how their comments caused a stir in Toronto (28:42), NBA trade rumors (33:42), and taking the temperature of the Heat (39:37). Plus, Ja Morant's vicious dunk on the Pacers (45:40).
The Price Is Right: 1/12/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez discuss how the Pelicans continue to adapt to injuries (01:05), what players from the Raptors could be on the trading block (8:26), updates on Kevin Durant's right knee sprained MCL (14:52), and what would an in-season tournament look like in the NBA (33:37). Plus, Jared Jeffries wins on The Price Is Right (39:58)
Just Give It A Shot: 1/5/23
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez welcome Bomani Jones to discuss the Pelicans plagued by injuries (01:58), how there are 14 players with 50+ points this NBA season (10:20), the Brooklyn nets and their unspoken winning streak (25:36), they put a magnifying glass up to struggling teams in the league (38:17). Plus, Bomani discusses the upcoming season of his HBO show, Game Theory (51:54).
We Swish You A Happy Holidays: 12/22/22
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez welcome Marc J. Spears to discuss the Pelicans contending in the West and the rivalry brewing with the Pheonix Suns (02:40), how MVP should be defined and awarded (19:15), and the Pheonix Suns being sold for $4B (46:00). Plus, big NBA matchups on Christmas Day (51:27).
Trigga Trey and Fastbreaks : 12/15/22
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez welcome Pelicans forward Trey Murphy III to discuss his journey from as a child from Durham, NC, to being drafted in the first round of the 2021 NBA draft (02:31). Trey explains his preparation for this season and what it's like playing for the Western Conference contenders the Pelicans (22:30). Plus, the Top NBA awards reimagined (42:05).
The Powers of a Saiyan: 12/8/22
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ and Izzy Gutierrez discuss the Pelicans sitting at 2nd in the Western Conference despite injuries (01:05), Zion's anime fandom, the rise of Anthony Davis during the resurgence of the Lakers (05:52), and how NBA teams and players are adjusting to the new focus on traveling (13:40). Plus, Trae Young is budding heads with the Hawks concerning his rehab (33:05).
You Are Too Small: 12/1/22
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez discuss the Pelicans doing well despite injuries (02:08), KAT's injury giving the Timberwolves a chance to grow in depth (09:48), the Celtics are the juggernaut of the NBA (09:48), and referee Tony Brothers' punishment (27:13). Plus, the origin of the 'Too Small' gesture (34:55).
What is this, a crossover episode?: 11/24/22
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez welcome Brian Windhorst for a Hoop Collective crossover episode! They discuss cryptocurrency in the NBA, strategies for gambling in the casinos (06:50), and how dangerous the Pelicans are with Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson (23:40). Plus, what teams to watch as the season moves full steam ahead (44:03).
A League of Scorers: 11/17/22
On the CJ McCollum Show, CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez discuss why there are currently 7 players averaging 30+ PPG (01:24), the outstanding play of Jose Alvarado, aka Grand Theft Auto (24:30), NBA players that receive negative tweets (27:17), and MORE!
Exhibit Dre, Evidence of the Hustle: 11/10/22
The CJ McCollum Show, CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez discuss NBA games being the closest they've been since 2014 and some of the top 10 players leading scoring in the league right now (00:40). CJ then welcomes Warriors Andre Iguodala to talk about what it takes to win a championship in the NBA (20:07), how the league has evolved on and off the court over the years (30:14), some reflection on his long-decorated career (55:38), and more!
A T. Spoon of Wisdom : 11/3/22
The CJ McCollum Show, CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez discuss the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks and Pacers' Myles Turner asking for a trade to the Lakers (4:40). CJ then welcomes Teresa Weatherspoon, a current assistant coach of the New Orleans Pelicans and former professional basketball player, to talk about her journey to from college to the WNBA during her Hall of Fame basketball career (18:48), transitioning to coaching in the NBA with the Pelicans and supporting Zion Williamson on his journey back to the court (27:00), and her thoughts on a woman becoming head coach in the NBA (43:48).
Hoop dynamics and game culture: 10/27/22
CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez discuss Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson to injury in loss (01:46), CJ's adjustment to playing with the Pelicans (12:18), how teams are looking at the start of the season (18:52), and where Chris Paul ranks among NBA players after reaching 11,000 career assists (32:44).
The return of honorable NBA players : 10/20/22
CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez discuss Zion Williamson's return to the Pelicans(02:49), Lakers consider Russell Westbrook coming off the bench (12:14), if Anthony Davis can be an MVP-caliber player (19:53), what do Warriors' extensions for Poole, and Wiggins mean for Draymond (23:35), and how Ben Simmons feels about criticism (29:46).
The Draymond Green-Jordan Poole fight and its effect on the Warriors, international basketball and the 'Redeem Team' and NBA Western Conference predictions: 10/13/22
CJ McCollum and Izzy Gutierrez take a look back into CJ's journey to the NBA (03:13), before discussing the Draymond Green-Jordan Poole fight and how the incident affects the Warriors(14:34). Then they get into the 'Redeem Team' documentary and how important the NBA is for the growth of basketball internationally (28:04). Plus, covering the NBA Western Conference predictions for the 2022-23 season (43:20).
Brandon Ingram talks Pelicans and Meditation: 10/6/22
CJ McCollum discusses news updates on Suns owner Robert Sarver (0:53), what to expect from Zion Williams as he returns to the Pelicans (03:15), and NBA prospects Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson showcasing their talents this week (07:05). Plus, teammate Brandon Ingram joins to chat about his preparation for the upcoming season (10:49), his days at Duke and with the Los Angeles Lakers (31:32) and why he stays off of social media (43:17).
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