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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101
Every Possible James Harden Trade Destination
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the NBA's updated rest guidelines before taking a team-by-team look at which teams -- from the Hawks to the Pelicans to the Clippers to the Suns -- could conceivably put together a package to land James Harden. Then, the guys finish out by analyzing a few of the updated futures best at the DraftKings Sportsbook. Sign up for the $10,000 RotoWire Online Championship: https://nfc.shgn.com/landing/669 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
102
Offseason Winners & Losers
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the Wall for Westbrook swap and other news before diving into offseason winners and losers from a fantasy perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
103
Westbrook-Wall Trade Reaction + Lakers Re-Sign ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha react to the Rockets sending Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for John Wall and a future first-round pick. The guys discuss how the move impacts each player's fantasy value and whether it truly moves the needle for either franchise in 2020-21. Then, Nick and Alex talk about both LeBron James and Anthony Davis signing extensions with the Lakers within a 24-hour span. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30 min
104
Camp News + Rankings Dilemmas
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the top news from the start of training camps, including Kemba Walker's knee injury, Victor Oladipo's status, and Carmelo Anthony coming off of.... the bench?? Then, the guys run through a handful of notable players who they've struggled to rank and project for 2020-21. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
105
James Anderson on NBA Draft Takeaways + Futures...
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss the fallout from the NBA Draft, including a suddenly log-jammed Timberwolves' backcourt, LaMelo Ball's fit alongside Terry Rozier and Devonte' Graham in Charlotte, expectations for James Wiseman, Tyrese Haliburton sliding all the way to No. 12, and much more. Then, the guys survey the NBA futures market at the DraftKings Sportsbook and discuss their best bets and stay-aways for the 2020-21 NBA title, MVP, Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year, and others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
106
Recapping a Whirlwind Free Agency + Trade Season
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap and analyze all of the major trades and free agency moves from the last few days. The guys dig into the Hawks loading up for a playoff push, Boston losing Gordon Hayward, the Sixers making some tweaks, Milwaukee adding Jrue Holiday, the Lakers' improved bench, Houston adding Christian Wood, puzzling Pistons moves and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
71 min
107
Final Thoughts on the 2020 NBA Draft (Part II)
In Part 1 of Tuesday's episode, Nick Whalen and James Anderson take one final look at the 2020 NBA Draft class as Wednesday night approaches. The guys break down the most likely No. 1 pick, as well as trade scenarios, before taking a look at some draft-night prop bets from the DraftKings Sportsbook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
32 min
108
Trade Analysis: CP3 to Phoenix, Holiday and Bog...
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to break down all of Monday's biggest trades, including the Suns acquiring Chris Paul, the Bucks landing Jrue Holiday AND Bogdan Bogdanovic, and the Blazers getting Robert Covington. Then, the guys discuss how the Rockets should handle Russell Westbrook's trade request, as well as under-the-radar landing spots for James Harden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
60 min
109
NBA Returns December 22
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the NBA confirming that the 2020-21 season will officially begin on December 22. The guys break down the winners and losers of the decision, which players could be impacted, how the condensed schedule affects gambling odds, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
110
Play-In Tournament + Fake Trades
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap the latest news regarding the NBA's proposed Dec. 22 start date. The guys also touch on the likelihood of a play-in tournament in 2021, as well as rumors that the Sixers may be targeting James Harden. Then, Alex throws out some of his favorite hypothetical trades for the offseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
111
NBA Draft Conversation with James Anderson
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss the news that the Pelicans are listening to offers for Jrue Holiday. Then, the guys dig deep on the 2020 NBA Draft. Topics include: Who's the best player you'd trade for the No. 1 pick? Projecting LaMelo Ball James Wiseman's potential Teams that may trade up Surprise No. 1 pick candidates Round 2 targets Good and bad NBA comparisons NBA Draft prop betting angles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
79 min
112
2020 NBA Draft Prospect Preview
Nick Whalen is joined by RotoWire lead prospect analyst James Anderson to break down the top prospects and storylines ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft. Topics include: Minnesota's options at No. 1 Best fit for Golden State at No. 2 The rise of James Wiseman Deni Avdija to Chicago? Obi Toppin risk vs. reward Killian Hayes vs. Tyrese Haliburton Tyrell Terry's upside Mid-first-round gems Best fits for contending teams Cole Anthony best case vs. worst case Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
88 min
113
A Quick Turnaround
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk about the NBA's proposed 2020-21 schedule, which could potentially begin the season as early as December 22. Then, the guys preview the future for five non-playoff teams in 2019-20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
114
What's Next for the Non-Playoff Teams?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha recap the top news of the week before going team-by-team to evaluate what's next for the 14 franchises that failed to make the playoffs in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
115
Looking Ahead to the 2021 NBA Season
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha look ahead to next season: Ongoing coaching searches 2021 Eastern Conference playoff picture + most improved teams Top 5 players in the NBA right now Expectations for Kevin Durant, John Wall, Klay Thompson, and more Ranking dilemmas in our early top-250 for next season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
116
Finals Recap + 2021 NBA Title Odds
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha and James Anderson to recap Sunday night's title-clinching Game 6 for the Lakers, as well as the Finals as a whole. Then, the guys take a look at the early 2021 NBA Title odds and throw out their best bets, stay-aways and teams to monitor for next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
63 min
117
Lakers Hold On To Take Game 4
Moments after the conclusion of Game 4 between the Lakers and Heat, Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap how the Lakers took a 3-1 advantage in the series. Later, the guys discuss Philly hiring Doc Rivers and a few third-year breakout candidates for next season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
118
Game 1 Reactions, Doc's Future, Next Moves for ...
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap the Lakers' thrashing of the Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The guys discuss how Miami can bounce back, injuries to Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic, rest-of-series betting angles, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
74 min
119
NBA Finals Mega-Preview
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha break down the NBA Finals from all angles. Do the Lakers have enough depth? Can the Heat slow down Anthony Davis and LeBron James? How much will Dwight Howard impact the series? The guys answer those questions, and many more, heading into Wednesday night's Game 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
120
Point Guard Barometer
On the final Friday episode of the podcast for the 2019-20 season, Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss both Conference Finals series being at 3-1, and then get to which point guards will rise and which will fall next season in fantasy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61 min
121
All-NBA, Best Under 25 + Lakers-Nuggets Game 3
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss the 2019-20 All-NBA teams and what changes should be made in the future. Then, the guys react to the results of HoopsHype polling 15 NBA decision-makers about which under-25 players they'd choose to build around. Finally, the guys run through a few bold fantasy predictions for next season before recapping Game 3 between the Lakers and Nuggets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
122
Good Players on Bad Teams for 20-21 Fantasy
After discussing current playoff happenings -- Heat up 2-0; Lakers-Nuggets preview -- Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss good players on bad teams for 2020-21 fantasy drafts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
72 min
123
Conference Finals Bets + Previewing Next Season...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha break down the betting angles for both Conference Finals series, as well as parse through a deep pool of first-round talent for next season's fantasy drafts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
76 min
124
Clippers Blow Game 7, Heat Take Game 1
Immediately after the conclusion of Game 7 between the Nuggets and Clippers, Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap a wild series and look ahead to what's next for both teams. Then, the guys break down Game 1 of Heat-Celtics and debate Tyler Herro's ceiling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
125
Boston vs. Toronto Game 7, Bold Predictions for...
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the remaining playoff series, bold fantasy predictions for the 2020-21 season and touch on Friday's DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
41 min
126
Bucks Aftermath, Lakers Take Game 3
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap Game 5 between the Bucks and Heat and talk about what's next for Milwaukee after a second consecutive postseason collapse. Then, the guys recap Game 3 of Lakers-Rockets and the re-emergence of Rajon Rondo. *This episode was recorded Tuesday night and initially aired on Dash Radio's NBA channel on Wednesday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
127
Playoffs Heating Up
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the Bucks going down 0-2, OG Anunoby's miracle shot, the Clippers blowing out the Nuggets, plus a preview of Lakers vs. Rockets. In other news, Steve Nash will coach the Nets and Ja Morant wins Rookie of the Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
47 min
128
Denver Holds On, Boston In Control
Immediately following Game 7 between Denver and Utah, Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap a wild series and discuss what's next for both teams. The guys also break down Boston going up 2-0 on Toronto and Milwaukee's continued Game 1 struggles before previewing Game 7 of the Rockets-Thunder series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
129
Overvalued and Undervalued Players for Next Season
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss potentially overvalued and undervalued players for next season as well as some quick dynasty discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 min
130
Murray Stays Hot, Previewing Boston-Toronto
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap Tuesday night's Game 5 between Utah and Denver, preview Toronto-Boston and Miami-Milwaukee (we think), talk futures bets, and much more. *This episode was recorded Tuesday night and first aired on Dash Radio's NBA Channel on Wednesday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
58 min
131
Lakers, Bucks Back on Track
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the Bucks and Lakers getting back on track, other Round `1 happenings, the draft lottery, and Friday DFS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 min
132
Recapping Game 1s
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha recap Monday and Tuesday's Game 1s, including Orlando stunning Milwaukee, the Rockets dominating the Thunder, and Jimmy Butler coming up big in Miami's win over Indiana. The guys also break down what Gordon Hayward's injury means for Boston, as well as the league's announcement regarding the upcoming NBA Draft Combine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
133
Playoff Talk
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss: The play-in game(s), Suns bad luck, Spurs playoff run ending, Westbrook's injury, Bulls firing Jim Boylen, Playoff series prices, Friday DFS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
64 min
134
What Else Can Dame Lillard Do?
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap another monster performance from Damian Lillard, who went off for 61 points on Tuesday night. Then, the guys discuss the race for the eighth seed, the possibility of a first-round upset, surprises and disappointments in the bubble, and much more. Note: This episode was recorded Tuesday night and originally aired on Dash Radio on Wednesday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
135
Bubble News and DFS
Ken, Shannon and Alex touch on recent bubble news and discuss Friday's DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
35 min
136
Simmons Injury, News & Notes from Orlando
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha recap the top news from Wednesday and Thursday in Orlando before discussing what the potential loss of Ben Simmons means for the Sixers. Then, the guys debate Simmons vs. Brandon Ingram vs. Jayson Tatum before hitting on on the Lakers' struggles, Giannis' chances to win MVP and DPOY, First Team All-NBA, Buddy Hield trades, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
52 min
137
The Suns Are Going All The Way
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap all of the biggest storylines from Monday and Tuesday in the bubble. The guys break down Luka Doncic's historic line, Jaren Jackson's untimely injury, Devin Booker's game winner, the race for the eighth seed, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
60 min
138
Scrimmage News Roundup
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap the top storylines from scrimmages in Orlando. Then, the guys look ahead to seeding games and discuss their prop bet picks for Thursday night's two-game slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
139
The Al Horford Contract: It's Not Good
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to hit the biggest news of the week from the bubble with scrimmages set to begin on Wednesday. The guys also discuss the Sixers' future, expectations for the Rockets and Trail Blazers, Westbrook vs. CP3, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
57 min
140
Hits and Misses
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha look back at their early-season predictions -- both fantasy and non-fantasy -- and discuss what went wrong (and, occasionally, right). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
52 min
141
The NBA Needs Michael Beasley
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk about the latest round of positive coronavirus tests, injuries impacting teams in Orlando, lineup changes, betting odds, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65 min
142
Opt-outs, Returns & Team Chemistry
Ken, Shannon and Alex go over who is opting out of the restart, who is returning and how team chemistry could factor into the postseason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
54 min
143
It's Shabazz Napier Time
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss Brad Beal, Victor Oladipo, Spencer Dinwiddie, and other key players opting out of the Orlando restart. The guys also assess the futures of the eight non-Orlando teams, talk Donovan Mitchell/Rudy Gobert, evaluate Giannis' new signature shoe, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
144
Schedule Highlights + The Decision Turns 10
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss the latest news in the NBA before highlighting the most important and most intriguing games during the eight-game finish to the regular season. Then, the guys reminisce on The Decision and how it impacted LeBron James' legacy, as well as the future of player movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
60 min
145
Counting Down the Days
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss players sitting out Orlando, what it would take for the restart to be canceled, best playoff bets, Kanye joining Gap, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
68 min
146
The Master Plan + Playoff Bets
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to break down the NBA's exhaustive, six-phase return-to-play plan before discussing the latest championship odds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
41 min
147
Run It Back: 2006 Mavericks-Spurs, Game 7
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha turn back the clock to 2006 to revisit the seven-game, second round series between the two best teams in the Western Conference. As the Mavericks prevail on the road in overtime, the guys discuss the legacies of the Spurs' Big Three, the Mavs' regular-season dominance throughout the decade, DeSagana Diop's mid-range game, Avery Johnson's suit, Dirk's place in NBA history, and much, much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
73 min
148
Expectations in Orlando
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the NBA's plan to resume play in Orlando on July 31. The guys debate the merits of the 22-team plan, expectations for the eight-game regular season, possible playoff matchups, updated title odds, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
149
Run It Back: 2015 Clippers-Rockets, Western Con...
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha look back on the seven-game series between the Clippers and Rockets and attempt to answer the following questions (and many more): Was this the Clippers' last real chance at a title? Was this version of the Rockets better-equipped to win in the playoffs? How close was the 2015 MVP race? Why were Hedo Turkoglu's socks so short? Was Jamal Crawford overrated? Which team had the better supporting cast? Was Trevor Ariza the perfect Houston Rocket? Could the Clippers have taken down the 2015 Warriors in the Conference Finals? How did Chris Paul somehow end up on the Rockets just three years later? Should Josh Smith have won an MVP? How many MVPs should Josh Smith have? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65 min
150
The NBA's Return + Fantasy Re-Drafts
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss the latest news as the NBA decides how, and when, to return to play, including Friday morning's GM survey results. Then, the guys peek behind the curtain at their decision-making process for the Fantasy Re-Draft article series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
151
30 Teams, 60 Minutes
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to look back on the two questions they posed for each team prior to the 2019-20 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
73 min
152
Run It Back: 1996 NBA Draft Telecast
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha re-watch the TNT telecast of the 1996 NBA Draft -- widely considered one of the best drafts in league history. The guys go pick-by-pick through the first round, which featured Vitaly Potapenko, Allen Iverson, Erick Dampier, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, and Steve Nash, among others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
109 min
153
Deep Dive: ESPN's Top 74 Players in NBA History
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha for an extensive look at ESPN's list of the top 74 players in NBA history, which was released on May 11. The guys debate who's ranked too high, who's too low, who deserved to make the cut, and which current players are tracking toward qualifying for a similar list in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
100 min
154
Run It Back: 2000 Trail Blazers-Lakers, Game 7
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha turn back the clock 20 years to the 2000 Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers. The guys run through all of the key players and moments as they analyze a memorable Game 7 that sent the Lakers to their first of three consecutive Finals to begin the new millennium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
90 min
155
Return to Play Update + 2020-21 Power Rankings
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the latest news pertaining to the NBA's plan to resume the 2019-20 season. Then, the guys dive into their 2020-21 Power Rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61 min
156
Run It Back: 1994 Suns-Warriors, Game 3
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha revisit Game 3 of the 1994 first-round series between Phoenix and Golden State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61 min
157
Run It Back: 2009 NBA Draft Telecast
Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha and James Anderson revisit ESPN's telecast of the 2009 NBA Draft, which featured: David Stern working the crowd Hasheem Thabeet going No. 2 Questions about James Harden's mid-range jumper Vintage Dickie V calling his shot Minnesota taking Ricky Rubio over Stephen Curry Minnesota taking Jonny Flynn over Stephen Curry Brandon Jennings Tyler Hansbrough, lottery pick Austin Daye slander Minnesota trading Ty Lawson for Luke Babbitt BJ Mullens Roddy Beaubois Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
106 min
158
Run it Back: 2012 Olympic Gold Medal Game -- US...
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha re-watch and re-hash the 2012 rematch between the United States and Spain with a gold medal on the line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
74 min
159
G League Development + 2021 Power Rankings
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the apparent optimism that the NBA will finish its 2019-20 season at some point later this year. The guys also talk about Jalen Green's decision to become the face of the new G League development system and finish out with a run-through of Alex's 2020-21 NBA power rankings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
71 min
160
Run It Back: 2004 Kings-Timberwolves, Game 7
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha and James Anderson to re-watch and break down Game 7 of the 2004 Western Conference Semifinals, which included: MVP-year Kevin Garnett Peak Peja Stojakovic Hobbled Chris Webber Vlade Divac running on fumes Headband-over-the-ears-era Mike Bibby Sam Cassell making All-NBA Second Team at age 34 Two-time All-Star Brad Miller Latrell Sprewell Young Gerald Wallace Ervin Johnson starting and playing 29 minutes A suspended Anthony Peeler Mark Madsen A fan in a Curtis Martin Jets jersey AND MUCH MORE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
108 min
161
The Top of the 2020 Draft
Nick Whalen is joined by the venerable James Anderson to discuss when the 2020 NBA Draft might take place, as well as a handful of the prospects currently projected to go in the lottery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
71 min
162
H-O-R-S-E + Analyzing the 2015 Draft
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha break down the NBA's H-O-R-S-E competition, which begins Sunday night, before digging into the best, worst and most confusing picks in the 2015 NBA Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
82 min
163
Run It Back: 2006 Suns-Lakers, Game 6
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha look back at Game 6 of the 2006 Western Conference first-round series between the Suns and Lakers, which included: Vintage Steve Nash Kobe going for 50 Fort Minor's Remember the Name A Lamar Odom near-triple-double Tim Thomas hitting big shots Luke Walton starting for the Lakers Kwame Brown starting for the Lakers Smush Parker starting for the Lakers Kobe banking in multiple three-pointers Eddie House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
113 min
164
Five-Year NBA Mock Draft
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to draft their 12-player rosters with the goal of constructing the best team for the next five NBA seasons.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
54 min
165
What To Expect If the NBA Returns
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the latest report from SI's Chris Mannix on what a 2020 NBA Playoffs might look like if the league is able to resume play this summer. Then, the guys discuss the current first-round and championship odds before discussing the NBA All-Time draft, which aired on the RotoWire XM show on Thursday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
48 min
166
Run It Back: 2009 Nuggets-Mavericks, Game 3
Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha and James Anderson re-watch Game 3 of the 2009 Western Conference Semifinals between the Nuggets and Mavericks. The guys look back on the state of the league in 2009, the events and transactions leading up to the matchup, and the key players involved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
92 min
167
WAY Too Early Top-150 for Next Season
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to break down the Way Too Early Top-150 Rankings, which were released Wednesday afternoon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
70 min
168
News of the Week + Top 15 NBA Players
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk about the NBA shutdown's effect on fantasy leagues, as well as the salary cap and the rest of the offseason calendar. Then, the guys discuss the possibility of a charity game and the Big 3's creative idea before debating the top 15 (or, like, 35) players in the NBA today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
67 min
169
Final Awards + All-NBA Teams
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to run through their final awards ballots and All-NBA teams (Recorded Wednesday evening). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 min
170
How Should the NBA Finish the Season?
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the NBA shutdown and the league's options if it eventually chooses to finish the season. Then, the guys look ahead to potential playoff matchups and storylines based on the current standings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
35 min
171
NBA Suspends Play
Alex quickly touches on what information is available regarding the NBA suspending the 2019-20 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6 min
172
Fantasy Awards + Too High or Too Low?
In Part 2 of Wednesday's podcast, Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha make their picks for the NBA's official Fantasy Awards before analyzing team futures bets and the races for Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43 min
173
Coronavirus Implications + LeBron vs. Giannis
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha react to the NBA's drastic measures to deal with the spread of the Coronavirus, as well as recap the implications of a big weekend for LeBron James and the Lakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
36 min
174
Post-Break Barometer
Ken and Alex discuss some risers and fallers in fantasy since the All-Star break. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
64 min
175
The Sacramento Kings Might Make the Playoffs
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to look back on Nick's predictions for this season's fantasy breakouts and busts. The guys also discuss the race for the eighth seed out West, Giannis vs. LeBron, Zion vs. Morant, Bucks-Lakers, Lakers-Clippers, title odds, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
72 min
176
Rest of Season Free Agent Options
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss news, who to pick up in fantasy for the rest of the season and, as always, Friday DFS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
51 min
177
Playoff Matchups + Best Bets
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the struggling Utah Jazz and banged-up Philadelphia 76ers. Then, the guys assess the playoff picture in both conferences before analyzing futures bets and gambling angles for Thursday night's NBA slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
47 min
178
New-Look Teams
Ken and Alex discuss recent injuries and what to expect from new-look teams, plus some options for Friday's DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
61 min
179
Second Half Predictions + Expectations
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha recap All-Star Weekend before discussing their latest features on RotoWire.com, which break down what to watch for over the final two months of the NBA season, both from a fantasy and a betting perspective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
180
Zion, Tatum, and RotoWire Leagues Discussion
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss Zion in rare company, Tatum fulfilling his potential, Lillard's and Towns' injuries, plus a couple of RotoWire fantasy leagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
49 min
181
Mid-Season Over/Unders + All-NBA
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to check in on their preseason over/under win total picks. The guys also make their mid-season All-NBA team selections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
71 min
182
All-Star Preview + Mid-Season Awards
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk Bucks without Giannis, the up-and-down Sixers, and the streaking Raptors before a full preview of All-Star Weekend. The guys also hand out mid-season awards, including MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
67 min
183
Trade Deadline Fantasy Implications
Ken and Alex go over the fantasy implications of the trades made before the deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
184
Trade Deadline Recap
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha AND James Anderson to recap every move leading up to Thursday afternoon's trade deadline. The guys discuss the Wiggins/Russell swap, Capela to Atlanta, Covington to Houston, Drummond to Cleveland, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
48 min
185
Players to Trade Away
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss a heavy dose of news, players to sell high on, and Friday's DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
186
All-Star Overhaul
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss DeSagana Diop's career, changes to the All-Star Game format, Victor Oladipo's return, Khris Middleton as a No. 2 option, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
45 min
187
Who Says No?
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to reflect on the passing of Kobe Bryant before discussing potential trade destinations for Bogdan Bogdanovic. The guys also discuss Kyle Kuzma, Milwaukee's chemistry, trading Andrew Wiggins, and Monday night's historic collapse by the Timberwolves, who James refers to as "an unsung disaster of a pro sports situation". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
51 min
188
Bonus Episode: DraftKings' Julian Edlow
In a special Friday bonus episode, Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha are joined by Julian Edlow, sportsbook and DFS writer for DraftKings, as well as a frequent panelist on The Sweat. The guys talk Zion's debut, All-Star rosters, the Sixers' playoff outlook, best bets and DFS plays for Friday night, and much more. Follow Julian on Twitter @JulianEdlow and subscribe to his podcast, The Panel B Podcast with DK's Steve Buchanan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
51 min
189
Second Half Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss which players to target for the second half of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
190
Zion is BACK
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson for a full recap of Zion Williamson's regular season debut Wednesday night. Then, the guys discuss the future of the Pelicans' roster, trade deadline candidates, best young cores in the West, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
51 min
191
All-Star Picks + The NBA Ratings Crisis
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to debate the All-Star candidates for each conference before diving into the wide-ranging debate over why, exactly, NBA ratings are down this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
192
Dynasty Targets
Shannon and Alex touch on news before diving into some players to target in dynasty leagues. Then, some DFS talk for Friday's slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 min
193
Emergency Allen Crabbe Trade Podcast
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha rush to the mics to discuss Thursday's landscape-shifting deal between the Timberwolves and the Hawks. The guys also talk 2019 rookies and Sixers-Nets before previewing Celtics-Bucks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
41 min
194
Paul vs. Westbrook, Trades, Contenders, Best Be...
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson for a grab-bag of NBA topics, including the surging Grizzlies, the stumbling Pistons, Chris Paul vs. Russell Westbrook, James Harden's long-term future, Kyle Kuzma trades, Michael Porter Jr.'s value, playoff future bets, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
77 min
195
Top News, Waiver Adds and DFS Picks
Shannon McKeown and Ken Crites discuss the top news, waiver wire adds and DFS plays for Friday's slate of fantasy hoops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
49 min
196
Ben Zweiman on Rookies, Playoff Picture, Future...
With the halfway point of the season approaching, Nick Whalen is joined by Ben Zweiman of DK Nation to talk surprise players, playoff projections, the 2019 rookie class, future bets, West Virginia basketball, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
85 min
197
Waiver Wire Adds
Shannon and Alex touch on news, waiver wire adds and Friday's DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
46 min
198
Preseason Futures Revisited
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk Eastern Conference contenders and the bottom-half of the West before revisiting their preseason future bets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
67 min
199
2020 Draft Breakdown
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss the top of the 2020 NBA Draft, headlined by names like James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball and Cole Anthony. Then, the guys discuss the Hawks' future and whether or not the Jazz and Nuggets are legitimate Western Conference contenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
47 min
200
Finding Rebounds
Ken and Alex touch on news, go hunting for rebounds, and discuss Friday's DFS slate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43 min