RotoWire Fantasy Basketball Podcast

Listen to Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha, Shannon McKeown, Ken Crites, Steve Alexander (Dr. A), Rick Kamla, Brandon Kravitz and NBA guests from around the league talk fantasy basketball throughout the season.

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376
Timberwolves, Bulls... What's the Plan?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
38 min
377
Anthony Davis returns, Trae Young sidelined
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest NBA news, including Anthony Davis' return and Trae Young's injury. Then, the Three Amigos discuss fan questions before getting to waiver wire suggestions. Finally, some suggestions for Friday's seven-game DFS slate.
50 min
378
Under-the-Radar Fantasy Players for 2021-22 wit...
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss some lower-level players who could be poised to break out next season.
46 min
379
All-NBA Debate + How Much Do Missed Games Matter?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss James Harden's injury setback and LaMelo Ball's imminent return before debating this season's All-NBA teams.
49 min
380
AD's imminent return, LaVine out 10-14 days
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news, including LaMarcus Aldridge's retirement, Anthony Davis nearing a return, Zach LaVine in COVID protocols, and James Wiseman's surgery. After that, Fan Feedback and Waiver Wire suggestions like Tomas Satoransky, Nerlens Noel and Hassan Whiteside . Finally, the three amigos wrap up with DFS advice, Ken's Old Man Rant and mispronounced names, featuring Malachi Flynn.
45 min
381
Aldridge Retires + Preseason Over/Unders Revisited
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha reflect on LaMarcus Aldridge's career before discussing preseason win percentage over/unders.
34 min
382
Nuggets Lose Murray + Previewing the Play-In
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss Jamal Murray's season-ending injury before breaking down the teams most likely to compete in the play-in tournament for the 7th and 8th seeds.
39 min
383
Oladipo's Knee Injury, Waiver Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news, including the potential seriousness of Victor Oladipo's knee injury. Then, the crew answers a pair of fan questions before diving into waiver wire targets. Finally, Friday DFS advice, questions about the pronunciation of Kenrich, and Ken's Old Man Rant.
54 min
384
The 10 Worst Draft Picks of the Last Five Years...
James Anderson joins Nick Whalen to debate and discuss their individual lists of the 10 worst draft picks from the last five drafts.
69 min
385
Debating the Top 25 Players Under 25
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha run through some minor news items -- including the Pelicans signing Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins joining the Clippers -- before diving into ESPN's list of the top 25 NBA players under 25 years old.
62 min
386
Special Guest: ESPN's Andre Snellings
Ken and Alex welcome former RotoWire contributor and current ESPN Senior Writer Andre Snellings to the show. The trio discuss recent news items, waiver wire options and how the top players in fantasy might fare next season. You can find Andre on Twitter @ProfessorDrz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
47 min
387
Bulls' Future, Harden for MVP, KD's Elite Suppo...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss Nikola Vucevic's first two games in Chicago and what the Bulls need to do to take the next step. The guys also discuss Andre Drummond in Los Angeles, LaMarcus Aldridge in Brooklyn, James Harden's MVP case and the Coach of the Year race. Finally, it's time to answer the question: Has Kevin Durant had the most-talented supporting casts of any player in recent history? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
51 min
388
Trade Deadline Fantasy Implications
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the fantasy implications of every meaningful trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
62 min
389
Trade Deadline Special: Reacting to Every Deal
Shortly after the passing of the 2021 NBA trade deadline, Alex Barutha joins Nick Whalen to break down all of the relevant deals, including Victor Oladipo to Miami, George Hill to Philly, Delon Wright to Sacramento and the Orlando Magic's all-time fire sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43 min
390
Previewing the Trade Deadline
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the biggest-name players who could be on the move this week, including Lonzo Ball, Aaron Gordon, Andre Drummond and Victor Oladipo. Then, the guys go rogue to debate Allen Iverson vs. Kyrie Irving, as well as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander vs. Donovan Mitchell. They finish out with a breakdown of the updated MVP and Rookie of the Year odds following injuries to LaMelo Ball and LeBron James. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
66 min
391
Waiver Targets: Who is Moses Brown?
Ken, Shannon and Alex highlight waiver pickups including Moses Brown, Kelly Olynyk, Will Barton, Robert Williams and Matisse Thybulle. The three amigos also discuss recent news and, finally, get to Friday's loaded 10-game DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
51 min
392
The 10 Best Draft Picks of the Last Five Years ...
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to rank their top 10 draft picks of the last five drafts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 min
393
McCollum Returns, Landing Spots for Oladipo & A...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss what the return of CJ McCollum (and eventually Jusuf Nurkic) means for Portland's ceiling before getting into potential landing spots for LaMarcus Aldridge, Andre Drummond and Victor Oladipo. The guys also discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo's recent surge and assess where Milwaukee stands among the title contenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
46 min
394
Houston Supplies Waiver Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss news before diving into waiver targets for Week 13, which includes plenty of Houston Rockets, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
48 min
395
NBA 'Would You Rather...?' with James Anderson
RotoWire's James Anderson stops by to answer a series of rapid-fire "Would you rather?" questions from Nick Whalen. The guys hit on Morant vs. LaMelo, Nets vs. Lakers, Tyrese Haliburton's ceiling, most likely playoff teams, the 2021 Timberwolves' pick and much more before finishing out with some 2021 NBA Draft chatter heading into the NCAA Tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
45 min
396
KAT Trades, Hall of Fame Decisions, Bad-Team Fa...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha begin by discussing the Hall of Fame cases for Chris Webber, Ben Wallace, Paul Pierce and Chris Bosh. Then, the guys recap All-Star Weekend before discussing some hypothetical Karl-Anthony Towns trades. Finally, they discuss players who could benefit in fantasy from bad teams looking to improve their lottery odds over the second half of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
397
Second Half Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex touch on news before diving into waiver wire adds for the upcoming week, plus potential players to target for the second half of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
48 min
398
All-Star Weekend Betting Preview with Ben Zweiman
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha are joined by Ben Zweiman of DK Nation to break down All-Star Weekend from a gambling perspective. The guys discuss the odds for the Three-Point Shootout, Skills Challenge and Dunk Contest, as well as analyze the rosters for both the All-Star and Rookie-Sophomore Games. Then, they turn their attention toward the futures market, keying in on the best values and most likely winners for MVP, Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
76 min
399
All-Star Expectations, Lowry's Future, Forecast...
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the Hawks' firing of Lloyd Pierce, All-Star Weekend expectations, postseason odds, Kyle Lowry's future and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
45 min
400
Week 11 Waivers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss Tobias Harris' and Bam Adebayo's injuries, Malik Beasley being suspended for 12 games and Donte DiVincenzo's strong play before diving into waivers. Week 11 potential adds include TJ McConnell, Saben Lee, Jaylen Nowell, Derrick White, Nicolas Claxton, Danilo Gallinari and Bruce Brown. Finally, some discussion about Friday's DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
46 min