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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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.
46 min
2
Bulls' Future, Harden for MVP, KD's Elite Suppo...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
49 min
3
Trade Deadline Fantasy Implications
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the fantasy implications of every meaningful trade.
61 min
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Trade Deadline Special: Reacting to Every Deal
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
42 min
5
Previewing the Trade Deadline
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
65 min
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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.
50 min
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The 10 Best Draft Picks of the Last Five Years ...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
49 min
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McCollum Returns, Landing Spots for Oladipo & A...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
45 min
9
Houston Supplies Waiver Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss news before diving into waiver targets for Week 13, which includes plenty of Houston Rockets,
47 min
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NBA 'Would You Rather...?' with James Anderson
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
44 min
11
KAT Trades, Hall of Fame Decisions, Bad-Team Fa...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
12
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.
47 min
13
All-Star Weekend Betting Preview with Ben Zweiman
Nick Whalen and Alex Baruth talk about the NBA.
75 min
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All-Star Expectations, Lowry's Future, Forecast...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
44 min
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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.
45 min
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Midseason All-NBA Teams
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
34 min
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All-Star Reserves Announced + Live Reaction
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
48 min
18
Anthony Davis Out 4 Weeks, Waiver Targets
42 min
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Rest-of-Season Predictions with James Anderson
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
64 min
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Blake Griffin's Future + Drummond Trades + Wher...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
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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 edition 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 and.
45 min
22
NBA Prop Betting and Futures with DK Nation's B...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
78 min
23
2019 Re-Draft, Derrick Rose, Beal's Future and ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
69 min
24
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.
44 min
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2024-25 All-NBA Teams with James Anderson
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
57 min
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All-Stars at the Quarter-Season Mark
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
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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.
42 min
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Are the Jazz a Serious Contender in the West?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
31 min
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Trade Rumors, MVP Race, Rookie of the Year and ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
30
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.
39 min
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Six Early-Season Takeaways with James Anderson
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
60 min
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Blazers Injuries, Bucks-Nets, Surprise Top-50 F...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
33
Kanter Headlines Waiver Options
49 min
34
Emergency James Harden Traded to the Nets Podcast
Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
41 min
35
Will This Be the Asterisk Season?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
36
News, Waiver Targets and DFS
58 min
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LaMelo + Haliburton, Suns' Ceiling, 2021 Draft ...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
43 min
38
What's Real and What's Not
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
39
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 not injuries.
64 min
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Rookie Reviews with James Anderson
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
60 min
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First Week Observations
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
42
A Christmas Eve Recap
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
53 min
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Waiver Targets for Week 2
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the two opening night games before diving into a list of players who could make for good early-season waiver wire adds.
53 min
44
Opening Night + Draft Recaps
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA..
58 min
45
The Future of Sports Betting with DraftKings' J...
Nick Whalen and John McKechnie chat with Johnny Avello of DraftKings.
41 min
46
Underrated Fantasy Players
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss news before diving into a slew of underrated players for your fantasy drafts, including Mason Plumlee, Terry Rozier and Devonte' Graham, almost every Bulls player, Eric Bledsoe and others.
67 min
47
Rookie Reviews + Picking Futures
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
48
Picking Western Conference Win Percentage Over/...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
79 min
49
Overrated Fantasy Players
Ken, Shannon and Alex go over news before discussing overrated fantasy players for the upcoming season.
51 min
50
Picking Eastern Conference Win Percentage Over/...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
86 min
51
Every Possible James Harden Trade Destination
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
52
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.
56 min
53
Westbrook-Wall Trade Reaction + Lakers Re-Sign ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
28 min
54
Camp News + Rankings Dilemmas
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
55
James Anderson on NBA Draft Takeaways + Futures...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
58 min
56
Recapping a Whirlwind Free Agency + Trade Season
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
70 min
57
Final Thoughts on the 2020 NBA Draft (Part II)
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
31 min
58
Trade Analysis: CP3 to Phoenix, Holiday and Bog...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
59 min
59
NBA Returns December 22
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
60
Play-In Tournament + Fake Trades
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
61
NBA Draft Conversation with James Anderson
Nick Whalen and James Anderson discuss the 2020 NBA Draft.
78 min
62
2020 NBA Draft Prospect Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson break down the 2020 NBA Draft.
86 min
63
A Quick Turnaround
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
64
What's Next for the Non-Playoff Teams?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
65
Looking Ahead to the 2021 NBA Season
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
66
Finals Recap + 2021 NBA Title Odds
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
62 min
67
Lakers Hold On To Take Game 4
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
68
Game 1 Reactions, Doc's Future, Next Moves for ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
73 min
69
NBA Finals Mega-Preview
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
70
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.
60 min
71
All-NBA, Best Under 25 + Lakers-Nuggets Game 3
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
72
Good Players on Bad Teams for 20-21 Fantasy
71 min
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Conference Finals Bets + Previewing Next Season...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
74 min
74
Clippers Blow Game 7, Heat Take Game 1
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
75
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.
40 min
76
Bucks Aftermath, Lakers Take Game 3
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
77
Playoffs Heating Up
46 min
78
Denver Holds On, Boston In Control
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
79
Overvalued and Undervalued Players for Next Season
49 min
80
Murray Stays Hot, Previewing Boston-Toronto
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
81
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.
49 min
82
Recapping Game 1s
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
83
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
63 min
84
What Else Can Dame Lillard Do?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
85
Bubble News and DFS
Ken, Shannon and Alex touch on recent bubble news and discuss Friday's DFS slate.
34 min
86
Simmons Injury, News & Notes from Orlando
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
51 min
87
The Suns Are Going All The Way
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
88
Scrimmage News Roundup
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
89
The Al Horford Contract: It's Not Good
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
56 min
90
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).
50 min
91
The NBA Needs Michael Beasley
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
64 min
92
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.
53 min
93
It's Shabazz Napier Time
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss how the absences of Victor Oladipo, Brad Beal, Spencer Dinwiddie, and others will impact their teams in Orlando.
55 min
94
Schedule Highlights + The Decision Turns 10
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
95
Counting Down the Days
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
67 min
96
The Master Plan + Playoff Bets
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
40 min
97
Run It Back: 2006 Mavericks-Spurs, Game 7
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha re-watch Game 7 of the 2006 Western Conference Semifinals between San Antonio and Dallas.
71 min
98
Expectations in Orlando
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
99
Run It Back: 2015 Clippers-Rockets, Western Con...
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha revisit the pivotal 2015 second-round series between Houston and the LA Clippers.
64 min
100
The NBA's Return + Fantasy Re-Drafts
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
54 min