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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Midseason All-NBA Teams
With the season nearing its halfway point, Nick Whalen and James Anderson compile their midseason First-, Second- and Third-Team All-NBA selections. The guys talk through each of their teams and discuss which players could play their way onto an All-NBA team during the second half of the season.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
36 min
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All-Star Reserves Announced + Live Reaction
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha react to Tuesday night's announcement of the seven All-Star reserves in each conference. The guys discuss which players were most and least deserving of their spots, as well as the biggest snubs and toughest decisions. Then, they discuss the struggling Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins' future and the Timberwolves' coaching change before answering the age-old question: Would you rather be the GM of the Cavaliers or the Pistons? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
49 min
403
Anthony Davis Out 4 Weeks, Waiver Targets
Ken and Alex discuss: Anthony Davis' injury Nets vs. Lakers Bucks 1-5 without Holiday Jazz still playing great Waiver targets like Wendell Carter, Grayson Allen, Marcus Morris, Jae'Sean Tate, Jae Crowder, Theo Maledon Friday's DFS slate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43 min
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Rest-of-Season Predictions with James Anderson
James Anderson joins Nick Whalen to break down their respective lists of predictions for the rest of the NBA season. Topics include: Contenders for the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft Zion Williamson's All-NBA chances The Nets as favorites in the East P.J. Tucker trades Mike Budenholzer's future in Milwaukee John Collins in Atlanta The Michael Porter Jr. conundrum The Magic's plan for Nikola Vucevic (And much more) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65 min
405
Blake Griffin's Future + Drummond Trades + Wher...
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the latest news in the NBA, including a wave of COVID-19 postponements, as well as injuries to Anthony Davis and D'Angelo Russell. The guys discuss how the Timberwolves got to this point and where things went wrong before exploring potential landing spots for both Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
406
Waiver Targets on Losing Teams
Someone has to score on bad teams. Ken, Shannon and Alex break down waiver targets in this week's special Friday episode of the RotoWire NBA Podcast: The Harvey Grant Edition. Plus, the three amigos talk Anthony Davis' Achilles tendonosis, a three-point record by the Celtics, Tyler Herro back in health and safety protocols, and D'Angelo Russell's continued injury absences. Finally, some DFS talk on a massive 11-game slate filled with value. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
46 min
407
NBA Prop Betting and Futures with DK Nation's B...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha are joined by Ben Zweiman of DK Nation to talk about betting and playing DFS during this unique NBA season. After a brief sulk session about the Green Bay Packers, the guys dive into what's made this season unique, how to decide which teams are actually good, and which teams have been the most difficult to get a read on thus far. Then, they finish out with a full breakdown of the MVP and Most Improved Player races, from a betting perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
79 min
408
2019 Re-Draft, Derrick Rose, Beal's Future and ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha break down the implications of the Derrick Rose trade and debate whether Dennis Smith can salvage his career in Detroit. Then, the guys make a plea to Bradley Beal to request a trade out of Washington before discussing the ongoing rise of LaMelo Ball. Finally, they finish out with a re-ranking of the 2019 draft class. Is Zion still the No. 1 pick? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
70 min
409
Christian Wood Hurt Again, Waiver Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex first discuss recent news, including Christian Wood's ankle injury, the All-Star game, Seth Curry's persistent COVID symptoms, and Matthew Dellavedova's possible retirement. Next, they get into waiver targets including DeMarcus Cousins, Thad Young, De'Anthony Melton, Kevin Huerter, Cody Zeller, Theo Maledon, Gary Trent, Jae'Sean Tate and JaMychal Green. Finally, touching on DFS, they discuss Thunder players, Jerami Grant, the Raptors against Brooklyn and Jimmy Butler against the Wizards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
45 min
410
2024-25 All-NBA Teams with James Anderson
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to peer four years into the future and predict which 15 players will make up the three All-NBA teams in 2024-25. The guys run through their most and least confident picks, near misses, high school and college prospects to consider, and the fringe-stars who could force their way into the conversation over the next four seasons. James' Teams: C: Nikola Jokic F: Jayson Tatum F: Jaylen Brown G: Luka Doncic G: Ja Morant C: Anthony Davis F: Giannis Antetokounmpo F: Bam Adebayo G: Trae Young G: Devin Booker C: Joel Embiid F: Michael Porter Jr. F: OG Anunoby G: LaMelo Ball  G: Cade Cunningham Whalen's Teams: C: Nikola Jokic F: Giannis Antetokounmpo F: Anthony Davis G: Luka Doncic G: Ja Morant C: Karl-Anthony Towns F: Jayson Tatum F: Kawhi Leonard G: Trae Young G: Bradley Beal C: Joel Embiid F: Zion Williamson F: Bam Adebayo G: James Harden G: Jaylen Brown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
411
All-Stars at the Quarter-Season Mark
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha each reveal their 12-man All-Star teams and talk through every player, from the no-brainers to the tough omissions. Then, the guys discuss how next month's All-Star Game might look in the context of the pandemic season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
412
Week 7 Waivers, Excessive Pistons Talk
Shannon and Alex discuss Blake Griffin and Delon Wright's recent play, Bradley Beal trade rumors and the Most Improved Player odds before jumping into waiver wire discussion. Potential adds ahead of Week 7 include Wayne Ellington, TJ McConnell, Royce O'Neale, Dorian Finney-Smith, Devin Vassell. Finally, Shannon and Alex touch on Friday's DFS slate, noting high over/unders, injuries and potential value plays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43 min
413
Are the Jazz a Serious Contender in the West?
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk about the surging Utah Jazz, the top four teams in the West, the Mavs' short-term ceiling, Minnesota's ugly start and a fairly underwhelming 2020 rookie class, fantasy-wise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
32 min
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Trade Rumors, MVP Race, Rookie of the Year and ...
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss a grab-bag of topics, including: The league's plans to potentially hold an All-Star Game Lonzo Ball trade rumors and potential destinations Kelly Oubre trade rumors The Warriors' future Handicapping the MVP race Tyrese Haliburton vs. LaMelo Ball for Rookie of the Year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
415
Cleveland Still Winning, Waiver Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the Lakers beating the Bucks, Cleveland's recent success, Jordan Clarkson's hot shooting and the Knicks' stellar defense. After that, waiver wire talk including Lu Dort, Darius Bazley, Jeremy Lamb, Taurean Prince, KCP and Kendrick Nunn. Lastly, some DFS discussion on the massive Friday slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
40 min
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Six Early-Season Takeaways with James Anderson
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the NBA season. Then, the guys run through their individual lists of players or teams to highlight before talking playoff cross-offs. The rise of Collin Sexton and Jerami Grant Pascal Siakam and the middling Toronto Raptors How the Bucks are using Giannis Antetokounmpo Zion Williamson impressions + long-term future Should the Magic explore Nik Vucevic trades? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61 min
417
Blazers Injuries, Bucks-Nets, Surprise Top-50 F...
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss injuries to CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic and what's next for the Blazers. The guys break down the early playoff picture in both conferences before hitting on Monday's Bucks-Nets showdown and some of the more surprising players providing top-50 fantasy production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
60 min
418
Kanter Headlines Waiver Options
Ken and Alex discuss news of Jusuf Nurkic breaking his wrist, Ja Morant's impending return, and impressive performances by Shake Milton and Keldon Johnson. Then, for waiver targets, they look at Enes Kanter, DeAndre Jordan, Kelly Olynyk and others. Finally, Friday's DFS slate, which, like many, is ravaged by absences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 min
419
Emergency James Harden Traded to the Nets Podcast
Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha and James Anderson assemble to break down all angles of Wednesday's mega-trade, which sent James Harden to Brooklyn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
42 min
420
Will This Be the Asterisk Season?
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the league's ongoing COVID-19 issues and what happens next -- both in the short and long-term. Then, the guys discuss the strange start to the season and whether most of what's happened so far ultimately tells us anything about the non-Lakers title contenders. Finally, Nick and Alex revisit some of their preseason awards predictions and best bets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
421
News, Waiver Targets and DFS
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss Seth Curry and Michael Porter Jr.'s COVID-19 issues, Spurs young players, waiver wire targets like Cole Anthony and Shake Milton, and Friday's massive injury-ridden DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
422
LaMelo + Haliburton, Suns' Ceiling, 2021 Draft ...
Nick Whalen is joined by RotoWire's own James Anderson to break down the rapid improvement of LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton, as well as where the Phoenix Suns rank in the Western Conference hierarchy. The guys also talk early-season disappointments, Marvin Bagley's future, Lakers vs. The Field, and top prospects for the 2021 NBA Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
44 min
423
What's Real and What's Not
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk about the return of peak Steph Curry, father drama in Sacramento, Julius Randle 2.0, and teams underperforming over the first two-and-a-half weeks of the regular season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
424
More Waiver Wire Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex dive into a big day of news before highlighting more potential waiver wire targets early in the season, as well as touching on Thursday's unique four-game DFS slate that has almost no injuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
66 min
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Rookie Reviews with James Anderson
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss sluggish starts for the Warriors and Pelicans, as well as the Spurs' chances to make the playoffs in the West. Then, the guys run through all of the rookies who've caught their attention -- for better or for worse -- during the first week of the 2020-21 NBA season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61 min