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
Run It Back: 2009 Nuggets-Mavericks, Game 3
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha re-watch Game 3 of the 2009 Western Conference Semifinals between Denver and Dallas.
90 min
2
WAY Too Early Top-150 for Next Season
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
68 min
3
News of the Week + Top 15 NBA Players
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
65 min
4
Final Awards + All-NBA Teams
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
49 min
5
How Should the NBA Finish the Season?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
33 min
6
NBA Suspends Play
Alex quickly touches on what information is available regarding the NBA suspending the 2019-20 season.
5 min
7
Fantasy Awards + Too High or Too Low?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
42 min
8
Coronavirus Implications + LeBron vs. Giannis
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
35 min
9
Post-Break Barometer
Ken and Alex discuss some risers and fallers in fantasy since the All-Star break.
62 min
10
The Sacramento Kings Might Make the Playoffs
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
71 min
11
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.
50 min
12
Playoff Matchups + Best Bets
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
45 min
13
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.
60 min
14
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.
55 min
15
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.
47 min
16
Mid-Season Over/Unders + All-NBA
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
70 min
17
All-Star Preview + Mid-Season Awards
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
66 min
18
Trade Deadline Fantasy Implications
Ken and Alex go over the fantasy implications of the trades made before the deadline.
55 min
19
Trade Deadline Recap
Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha and James Anderson recap every deal leading up to Thursday's deadline.
46 min
20
Players to Trade Away
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss a heavy dose of news, players to sell high on, and Friday's DFS slate.
58 min
21
All-Star Overhaul
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
43 min
22
Who Says No?
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
49 min
23
Bonus Episode: DraftKings' Julian Edlow
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha are joined by DraftKings' Julian Edlow.
50 min
24
Second Half Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss which players to target for the second half of the season.
54 min
25
Zion is BACK
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
49 min
26
All-Star Picks + The NBA Ratings Crisis
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
27
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.
49 min
28
Emergency Allen Crabbe Trade Podcast
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
40 min
29
Paul vs. Westbrook, Trades, Contenders, Best Be...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
76 min
30
Top News, Waiver Adds and DFS Picks
Shannon and Ken discuss the top news, waiver wire adds and DFS plays for fantasy hoops.
48 min
31
Ben Zweiman on Rookies, Playoff Picture, Future...
Nick Whalen is joined by Ben Zweiman of DK Nation.
84 min
32
Waiver Wire Adds
Shannon and Alex touch on news, waiver wire adds and Friday's DFS slate.
45 min
33
Preseason Futures Revisited
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
66 min
34
2020 Draft Breakdown
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
46 min
35
Finding Rebounds
Ken and Alex touch on news, go hunting for rebounds, and discuss Friday's DFS slate.
42 min
36
Fantasy All-Decade Teams
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
37
All-Decade from All Angles
Nick Whalen and James Anderson recap the past decade in the NBA.
83 min
38
Hunting for Blocks, Field-Goal Percentage
Ken, Shannon and Alex dive into news before discussing waiver wire options to boost your fantasy team's blocks and field-goal percentage, plus some Friday DFS discussion.
33 min
39
Fake Trades + All-Star Picks
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
61 min
40
2018 NBA Re-Draft
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
67 min
41
Hunting for Assists and Steals
Ken, Shannon and Alex explore waiver wire options for fantasy owners in need of assists and/or steals.
55 min
42
Biggest Stories for the Rest of the Season
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
70 min
43
Spurs Trades + 2019 Re-Draft
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
61 min
44
Schedule Changes + MVP Odds
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
41 min
45
Good Players, Bad Teams
Ken and Alex talk about the "Harvey Grant Award" and, as always, discuss news and DFS.
64 min
46
Celtics/Clippers, Doncic for MVP + More
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
41 min
47
Tuesday Grab Bag
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
66 min
48
Buying Low
Shannon and Alex discuss buy-low players heading into Week 5.
66 min
49
Early Season Surprises and Disappointments
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
67 min
50
Power Rankings + Injuries Piling Up
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
58 min
51
Sell-High Candidates
Ken, Shannon and Alex dive into a list of players worth selling high on.
58 min
52
Worried or Not Worried?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
50 min
53
Good/Bad Surprises + Early Draft Takeaways
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
55 min
54
Who Should You Cut?
Shannon and Alex sift through what players drafted in the top-100 should be dropped, discuss potential replacements, and go through Friday's DFS slate.
47 min
55
Fight Night
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
47 min
56
Week 1 Surprises and Disappointments + Revisiti...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
51 min
57
Early-Season Waiver Wire Targets
Shannon and Alex talk waiver wire adds, overreact to opening games, and parse through Friday's DFS slate.
64 min
58
The Kings Lost to the Suns by 29 Points
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
45 min
59
Opening Night Reactions + Playoff Seed Predictions
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
50 min
60
Zion's Injury, Preseason Takeaways, Opening Nig...
Ken, Shannon and Alex learn about the extent of Zion's knee injury mid-podcast, wrap up the preseason, and discuss some opening night DFS options.
43 min
61
Beal Extension, GM Survey, NFBKC Recap + More
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
62
Preseason All-Star + Awards Predictions with Ja...
67 min
63
Busts, NFBKC discussion
Shannon and Alex talk about potential busts and various aspects of NFBKC.
64 min
64
Preseason News & Notes
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
54 min
65
Preseason News Update and Sleeper Talk
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news, some sleepers, and even preseason DFS.
53 min
66
Sleepers + Busts
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
46 min
67
30 Teams, 60 Minutes
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha take a spin around the league discussing the two biggest questions facing each NBA team this season.
68 min
68
Take It or Leave It Bets + Who Falls out of the...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
69 min
69
Preseason ADP Watch + More Futures Bets
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha open an investigation into early ADPs before talking team and player futures bets via the FanDuel Sportsbook.
84 min
70
Player Rankings + Make-Your-Own Prop Bets
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
85 min
71
Picking the Win Total Over/Unders: Western Conf...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
104 min
72
Picking the Win Total Over/Unders: Eastern Conf...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
102 min
73
Draft Review + Free Agency Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
70 min
74
Anthony Davis Trades + Draft Chatter
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
85 min
75
Recapping Game 3 + Fake Trades + Nets Free Up M...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
53 min
76
Finals Preview + Rockets Future
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
69 min
77
Conference Finals + Combine + NBA Draft Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
78 min
78
Surveying the Landscape in Round 2
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
79
Looking Ahead to Round 2
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
65 min
80
First-Round Preview + (A lot) More
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
76 min
81
End-of-Season Wrap-up, the Final Friday Pod
On the last Friday podcast of the year, Ken, Shannon and Alex go over their Fantasy Awards and, as usual, talk news and DFS.
51 min
82
Ernie Grunfeld is the Opposite of the Nets
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha talk ad nauseam about the Nets surprisingly productive season, Ernie Grunfeld's not-so-shocking dismal and of course, the cultural relevance of Space Jam.
45 min
83
End-of-Season Discussion
Shannon and Alex riff on who to pick up off the wire for the last stretch of the season, plus some awards talk.
60 min
84
All-NBA Teams + Season Awards
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
54 min
85
Jason Kidd's Renewed Focus
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha discuss March Madness, Jusuf Nurkic's injury, Devin Booker's 59 points, Jason Kidd's desire to coach a team in California, plus the usual DFS shenanigans.
52 min
86
Shutdown Season
Ken, Shannon and Alex sift through a pile of NBA news, including who is, or could be, shut down for the season. Plus, some playoff and DFS discussion.
56 min
87
NCAA Tournament Prospect Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
49 min
88
The Greatest Shooting 7-Footer Ever
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha touch on the legacy Dirk Nowitzki has created upon retiring, along with the heavy DFS implications Tuesday's Bucks-Lakers game might have.
53 min
89
Our Worst Roundtable Takes
Ken, Shannon and Alex dig through old roundtable articles to find their worst takes.
44 min
90
Josh Smith is Back in Basketball
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
38 min
91
Will Ibaka's Impending Suspension Affect Playoffs?
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha discuss Serge Ibaka's potential suspension and the impact it may have on the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The duo also break down Tuesday's seven-game slate and touch on a number of automatic lineup locks.
59 min
92
Acquisitions for the Fantasy Playoffs
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss who you should be picking up for the fantasy playoffs.
42 min
93
Are the Pistons the Team to Beat in the East?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
72 min
94
More to Lose in Round 1 Matchup, Celtics or 76ers?
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha discuss the action that took place Monday, March 4 and also break down a couple of playoff scenarios, such as the 76ers vs. Celtics potential Round 1 matchup.
58 min
95
The Loaded 2018 Rookie Class
Shannon and Alex discuss this season's loaded rookie class, and how they should be valued in dynasty leagues.
55 min
96
Top of the East + Struggling Lakers
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
25 min
97
James Harden Only Scored 28 Points
Joe and Alex discuss James Harden, Trae Young, LeBron's comments, and also recap some standout performances from Monday before diving into Tuesday's three-game slate.
51 min
98
Sneaky Trade Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex explore low-key trade options to help you in specific categories.
42 min
99
Is Gerald Green a Hall-of-Famer?
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
60 min
100
Trade Deadline Fallout
Ken, Shannon and Alex touch on the fallout of the trade deadline, including Ben Simmons' decline, and if Otto Porter's new-found role will stick.
64 min