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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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Second Half Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss which players to target for the second half of the season.
54 min
2
Zion is BACK
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
49 min
3
All-Star Picks + The NBA Ratings Crisis
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
4
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
5
Emergency Allen Crabbe Trade Podcast
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
40 min
6
Paul vs. Westbrook, Trades, Contenders, Best Be...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
76 min
7
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
8
Ben Zweiman on Rookies, Playoff Picture, Future...
Nick Whalen is joined by Ben Zweiman of DK Nation.
84 min
9
Waiver Wire Adds
Shannon and Alex touch on news, waiver wire adds and Friday's DFS slate.
45 min
10
Preseason Futures Revisited
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
66 min
11
2020 Draft Breakdown
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
46 min
12
Finding Rebounds
Ken and Alex touch on news, go hunting for rebounds, and discuss Friday's DFS slate.
42 min
13
Fantasy All-Decade Teams
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
14
All-Decade from All Angles
Nick Whalen and James Anderson recap the past decade in the NBA.
83 min
15
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
16
Fake Trades + All-Star Picks
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
61 min
17
2018 NBA Re-Draft
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
67 min
18
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
19
Biggest Stories for the Rest of the Season
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
70 min
20
Spurs Trades + 2019 Re-Draft
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
61 min
21
Schedule Changes + MVP Odds
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
41 min
22
Good Players, Bad Teams
Ken and Alex talk about the "Harvey Grant Award" and, as always, discuss news and DFS.
64 min
23
Celtics/Clippers, Doncic for MVP + More
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
41 min
24
Tuesday Grab Bag
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
66 min
25
Buying Low
Shannon and Alex discuss buy-low players heading into Week 5.
66 min
26
Early Season Surprises and Disappointments
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
67 min
27
Power Rankings + Injuries Piling Up
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
58 min
28
Sell-High Candidates
Ken, Shannon and Alex dive into a list of players worth selling high on.
58 min
29
Worried or Not Worried?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
50 min
30
Good/Bad Surprises + Early Draft Takeaways
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
55 min
31
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
32
Fight Night
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
47 min
33
Week 1 Surprises and Disappointments + Revisiti...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
51 min
34
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
35
The Kings Lost to the Suns by 29 Points
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
45 min
36
Opening Night Reactions + Playoff Seed Predictions
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
50 min
37
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
38
Beal Extension, GM Survey, NFBKC Recap + More
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
57 min
39
Preseason All-Star + Awards Predictions with Ja...
67 min
40
Busts, NFBKC discussion
Shannon and Alex talk about potential busts and various aspects of NFBKC.
64 min
41
Preseason News & Notes
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
54 min
42
Preseason News Update and Sleeper Talk
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news, some sleepers, and even preseason DFS.
53 min
43
Sleepers + Busts
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
46 min
44
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
45
Take It or Leave It Bets + Who Falls out of the...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
69 min
46
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
47
Player Rankings + Make-Your-Own Prop Bets
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
85 min
48
Picking the Win Total Over/Unders: Western Conf...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
104 min
49
Picking the Win Total Over/Unders: Eastern Conf...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
102 min
50
Draft Review + Free Agency Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
70 min
51
Anthony Davis Trades + Draft Chatter
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
85 min
52
Recapping Game 3 + Fake Trades + Nets Free Up M...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
53 min
53
Finals Preview + Rockets Future
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
69 min
54
Conference Finals + Combine + NBA Draft Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
78 min
55
Surveying the Landscape in Round 2
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
55 min
56
Looking Ahead to Round 2
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
65 min
57
First-Round Preview + (A lot) More
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
76 min
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
All-NBA Teams + Season Awards
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
54 min
62
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
63
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
64
NCAA Tournament Prospect Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
49 min
65
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
66
Our Worst Roundtable Takes
Ken, Shannon and Alex dig through old roundtable articles to find their worst takes.
44 min
67
Josh Smith is Back in Basketball
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
38 min
68
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
69
Acquisitions for the Fantasy Playoffs
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss who you should be picking up for the fantasy playoffs.
42 min
70
Are the Pistons the Team to Beat in the East?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
72 min
71
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
72
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
73
Top of the East + Struggling Lakers
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
25 min
74
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
75
Sneaky Trade Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex explore low-key trade options to help you in specific categories.
42 min
76
Is Gerald Green a Hall-of-Famer?
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
60 min
77
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
78
Awards Ballots, Over/Unders, All-Star Preview
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
58 min
79
Trade Deadline Fantasy Implications
Ken, Shannon and Alex talk about the winners and loses of the trade deadline from a fantasy perspective.
56 min
80
Trade Deadline Special
Nick Whalen and James Anderson break down the top storylines from the NBA trade deadline.
65 min
81
Fantasy Implications of the Porzingis Deal
Ken, Shannon and Alex dissect the fantasy implications of the Porzingis swap and discuss what to do about Anthony Davis.
59 min
82
Porzingis Reactions + Anthony Davis + All-Star ...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
56 min
83
Injuries Piling Up
Ken, Shannon and Alex explore the frontcourt injuries in New Orleans, Victor Oladipo's season-ending injury, and more.
40 min
84
Harden, Grizzlies Trades, All-Star Starters
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
56 min
85
Underrated Fantasy Players
Before Ken, Shannon and Alex explore underrated fantasy players, they discuss the state of the Rockets, the Lakers shocking OKC, Dennis Smith Jr., and shine a light on Trae Young's recent play.
68 min
86
All-Star Returns, Dennis Smith, The Kyrie Call ...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
55 min
87
Talking Brooklyn Nets with Anthony Puccio of Ne...
Nick Whalen is joined by Anthony Puccio of Nets Daily.
53 min
88
Good Players On Bad Teams
The Three Amigos reunite to discuss good players on bad teams.
49 min
89
News, News and More News
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news that's been piling up in the Association.
48 min
90
Team Rose vs. Team Wade
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
63 min
91
Interesting Free Agents, Dynasty Rookie Discussion
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the myriad of interesting waiver wire targets, plus which rookies they're highest on over the next three years.
58 min
92
Getting Our Anger Out Before the Holidays
Ken, Shannon and Alex channel the OId Man Rant for nearly an hour, expressing frustrations towards teams that passed on Luka Doncic, James Harden's double step-back, and D'Angelo Russell's minutes.
58 min
93
Brightest and Bleakest Futures
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
57 min
94
Free Agent Targets, Myles Turner Apology Podcast
Ken, Shannon and Alex talk about all the value that's opened up on the waiver wire with so many injuries in the NBA, plus discuss Myles Turner's recent play.
57 min
95
Thursday Grab Bag
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
50 min
96
Reviewing Busy Weekend of NBA News
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha touch on a number of NBA news topics including the Bucks recent trade, Paul Millsap's continual absence and the sorry state of the Bulls.
55 min
97
Point Guard Discussion
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss various point guards around the NBA.
58 min
98
Get Melo to the Celebrity Game
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
52 min
99
Buy Low Candidates
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss who you can buy low on at this point in the season.
56 min
100
Fake Trades + Quarter-Season Observations
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
87 min