RotoWire Fantasy Basketball Podcast
Listen to Nick Whalen, James Anderson, Shannon McKeown, Ken Crites, Alex Barutha and NBA team beat writers from around the league talk fantasy basketball throughout the season.
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1
Did the Magic Get it Right? Breaking Down the 2...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
47 min
2
Finals Deep Dive + Betting Guide with Alex Barutha
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
65 min
3
All-NBA Deep Dive + Celtics-Warriors Finals Imm...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
41 min
4
Weird Celtics-Heat Series, Midseason Tournament...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
65 min
5
NBA Draft Lottery + Conference Finals Preview w...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
69 min
6
Way-Too-Early Top-150 Deep Dive + Around the Pl...
72 min
7
NBA Playoffs Reset + Early 2022-23 Rankings Pre...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
49 min
8
Wolves Collapse, Booker + Middleton Injured
Ken and Alex bring back the Friday pod to discuss every playoff series, starting with a rant from K-Train about the Wolves' historic Game 3 collapse.
65 min
9
Warriors 3.0, Sixers Rolling, Poole vs. Maxey v...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
49 min
10
Luka Injury, Play-In Takes, Round 1 Preview + G...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
83 min
11
Playoff Bets, Finals MVP Odds, Play-In Preview ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
50 min
12
Lakers Post-Mortem, Bulls and Cavs in Trouble, ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
13
2021-22 Friday Pod FINALE
Ken, Shannon and Alex wrap up their year of Friday pods with more poorly-timed interjections, more non-sequiturs, more home-team talk and more rants than ever. A masterclass in mediocrity.
62 min
14
Bucks-Sixers Takeaways, Why the Nets are Favori...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
64 min
15
Morant Out 2 Weeks, Kyrie Can Play at Home, Wee...
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news before diving into waiver wire options and DFS picks for Friday.
42 min
16
All-NBA Picks + CP3 is Back, Spo vs. Butler, Re...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
51 min
17
CP3 Update, Suns' Path to the Finals, All-NBA D...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
54 min
18
Curry, Collins, Simmons Sidelined Indefinitely,...
35 min
19
How Good is the 2022 NBA Draft Class?
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
48 min
20
NCAA Tournament Special: Talking Brackets + Bet...
Nick Whalen is joined by Jason Lisk of TeamRankings.com and RotoWire's Adam Zdroik to break down betting angles and bracket strategy for the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
55 min
21
Nets/Sixers Flops, Week 21 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news before diving into waiver wire adds and DFS suggestions for Friday.
39 min
22
Nets-Sixers Showdown, Jokic vs. Embiid, Confide...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
62 min
23
Around the Western Conference: Talking All 15 T...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
66 min
24
Durant, Fultz Return + Luka Magic + Week 20 Wai...
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news before diving into waiver wire options and DFS plays for Friday.
48 min
25
Around the Eastern Conference + What's the Bigg...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
26
Ja Morant Appreciation Podcast + News Rundown
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
52 min
27
Week 19 Waivers, Harden to debut Friday
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news before highlighting waiver wire options and going through some DFS picks.
47 min
28
Zion Taking Heat, NYC Vaccine Mandate + Four St...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
61 min
29
All-Star Weekend, Title Contenders, Fantasy Sur...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
30
Early Deadline Returns, The Legend of Zion + Al...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
51 min
31
James Anderson on the Trade Deadline, Revised T...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
59 min
32
Trade Deadline Special: Fantasy Implications
Ken, Shannon and Alex highlight the fantasy implications of an exciting trade deadline.
59 min
33
Trade Deadline Recap: Harden to Philly, Simmons...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
77 min
34
Trade Reactions with Kenny Ducey: McCollum, Sab...
Nick Whalen and Kenny Ducey talk about the NBA.
53 min
35
Week 17 Waivers, ASG Reserves Announced
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news before diving into waiver wire options and DFS plays for Friday.
45 min
36
All-Star Reserve Predictions, Dunk Contest Chat...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
37
Ja Morant's MVP Case, Bucks Concerns + Checking...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
51 min
38
Anthony Davis Returns, Week 16 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news before diving into waiver wire options and DFS suggestions.
41 min
39
Drafting the Teams Most Likely to Win a Title i...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
74 min
40
Harden's Future, Jokic's MVP Case + Trade Deadl...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
55 min
41
Week 15 Waivers, Bulls + Pacers Banged Up
Shannon and Alex discuss DeMarcus Cousins signing a 10-day deal, the Bulls and Pacers being banged up, and Russell Westbrook's fourth-quarter benching. Then, they move into waiver wire suggestions and DFS options before Alex's Young Man Rant about digital jersey cards.
43 min
42
Best NBA Futures Values + Knicks Talk with Kenn...
Nick Whalen and Kenny Ducey talk about the NBA.
75 min
43
NBA Loosens Protocols, Week 14 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news before diving into waiver wire suggestions and DFS options.
49 min
44
The Westbrook Debacle + Good and Bad Surprises ...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
63 min
45
Grizzlies' Ceiling + MVP, COY, NBA Title Odds C...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
61 min
46
Week 13 Waivers, Protocols Easing Up
46 min
47
Hawks Concerns, Lillard's Injury, Kyrie Expecta...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
42 min
48
Ranking the Top 25 Players Under 25 with James ...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
68 min
49
James Anderson on All-Star Picks + How Many Tea...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
42 min
50
Week 12 Waivers, Ken's Celtics Meltdown
Shannon and Alex sit in terror as Ken has a LIVE meltdown about the Celtics' poor play, highlighted by Jaylen Brown taking 36 shots with no assists. The amigos also discuss waiver options and DFS.
50 min
51
Playoff Projections, LeBron's Surge, Kyrie Near...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
52 min
52
COVID Continues, Week 11 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the continued COVID absences before diving into waiver options and DFS.
44 min
53
Non-COVID Storylines + All-Star Predictions
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
48 min
54
Endless COVID Absences, Week 10 Waivers
49 min
55
Preseason Takes Revisited
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
67 min
56
Playoff Odds, Another COVID Season + 2022 NBA D...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
66 min
57
COVID is BACK, Week 9 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex highlight COVID-19 running wild throughout the NBA again this season and touch on other news before diving into waiver wire suggestions.
50 min
58
Fake Trades Bonanza + Pacers Blowing It Up?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
68 min
59
Blazers Future, Streaking Rockets + Picking the...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
59 min
60
Dedmon, Memphis Guards Highlight Week 8 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news, then dive into waiver wire options before finishing with DFS talk.
47 min
61
Big-Name Injuries, CP3's Stealth MVP Case + Who...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
54 min
62
Weekend News + MVP and NBA Title Odds Draft
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
74 min
63
Talking MVP, Rookie of the Year, Title Odds and...
Nick Whalen and Joe Fann of WynnBet talk NBA futures bets.
45 min
64
LeBron Near Return, Week 6 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news before diving into waiver wire suggestions and Friday DFS.
41 min
65
News Catch-Up + Who Would You Rather Roster the...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
66
Sell-High Options, Week 5 Waivers
54 min
67
Jokic Suspended + Six Most Interesting Teams So...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
51 min
68
Weekend Recap, 2020 Re-Draft + Ranking This Yea...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
52 min
69
Week 4 Waivers (2021-22)
Ken and Alex discuss waiver wire adds ahead of Week 4.
52 min
70
Which Hot Starts Are For Real? + Celtics Drama,...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
50 min
71
Zion's Future, Slow Starts, Best Bad Teams + Ea...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
58 min
72
Waivers for Week 3 of the 2021-22 Season
Shannon and Alex are joined by 4th Man of the Year, Mike Barner, who is subbing in for Ken. The crew discuss various options on the waiver wire ahead of Week 3.
42 min
73
Chicago's Hot Start, Updated Futures Bets + Fan...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
74
Can the Timberwolves Run the Table? + Week 1 Ta...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
57 min
75
Duarte, Bledsoe, Barton Headline Early Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss early-season waiver options heading into Week 2. Potential adds include Will Barton, Desmond Bane, Eric Bledsoe, Tyrese Maxey, Evan Mobley, Cam Reddish, Chris Duarte, Devin Vassell and Chuma Okeke.
58 min
76
Final Draft Trends + Nets-Bucks and Warriors-La...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
49 min
77
Late-Round Targets
Ken and Alex discuss players to consider drafting with one of your last picks.
41 min
78
Awards, All-Stars, Playoff Teams and NBA Finals...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
76 min
79
RotoWire Salary Cap Draft Recap + Lakers Concerns
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
49 min
80
Overrated Fantasy Players with ESPN's Andre Sne...
Ken and Alex are joined by former RotoWire scribe and current ESPN Fantasy Expert, Andre Snellings. The crew discuss players that are being drafted too early in fantasy,
35 min
81
Preseason Observations + Composite Rankings
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
82
Overvalued and Undervalued Players + Futures Be...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
67 min
83
Fantasy Sleepers 2021
Shannon, Alex and Mike Barner discuss sleepers for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
45 min
84
Vaccine Concerns, Simmons Saga, Analyzing Early...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
85
New Faces, New Places
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss what players who changed teams are in better or worse situations.
42 min
86
Simmons, Zion Drama + Who Would You Draft? (wit...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
87
Win Total Over/Unders, Part 2: Western Conference
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
86 min
88
ESPN vs. RotoWire Rankings
Ken flies all the way from Vermont just to do an in-person podcast with Alex. The two amigos analyze the differences in ESPN's preseason NBA rankings and RotoWire's preseason NBA rankings. Ken and Alex also demand more Aleksej Pokusevski offseason coverage.
56 min
89
Win Total Over/Unders, Part 1: Eastern Conference
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
81 min
90
Which Player Would You Draft? (with Alex Barutha)
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
72 min
91
How Many Teams Can Actually Win the Title?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
69 min
92
Favorite NBA Futures, Stat Projections, First C...
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to dive into his favorite NBA futures bets, including NBA title, conference winners and team win totals.
78 min
93
Player Rankings + Projections Dilemmas with Ale...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
79 min
94
Summer League Standouts, Schedule Release + Mos...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
52 min
95
NBA Draft Musings + New-Look Lakers + Bulls wit...
James Anderson drops by to join Nick Whalen in reviewing the best, worst and most impactful picks from the 2021 NBA Draft.
62 min
96
Free Agency Deep Dive: Breaking Down Every Mean...
Alex Barutha joins Nick Whalen to recap all of the action from the first 24 hours of the NBA's free agency window. The guys hit on all of the major signings, trades, sign-and-trades and extensions before going rapid-fire through some of the under-the-radar additions that could have implications for the 2021-22 season.
79 min
97
2021 NBA Draft Final Thoughts with James Anderson
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
64 min
98
NBA Futures Deep Dive + Team USA Dilemma
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
99
Wrapping Up the Finals + 2021-22 NBA Futures Wi...
Nick Whalen and Kenny Ducey talk about the NBA.
47 min
100
Milwaukee's Big Chance + 2021 NBA Draft Chatter
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA playoffs.
57 min