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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.
Sports
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Good Players On Bad Teams
The Three Amigos reunite to discuss good players on bad teams.
49 min
102
News, News and More News
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news that's been piling up in the Association.
48 min
103
Team Rose vs. Team Wade
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
63 min
104
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
105
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
106
Brightest and Bleakest Futures
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
57 min
107
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
108
Thursday Grab Bag
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
50 min
109
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
110
Point Guard Discussion
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss various point guards around the NBA.
58 min
111
Get Melo to the Celebrity Game
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
52 min
112
Buy Low Candidates
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss who you can buy low on at this point in the season.
56 min
113
Fake Trades + Quarter-Season Observations
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
87 min
114
Rebooting the Wizards
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha break down potential teams for John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter to get traded to, and break down DFS picks for Tuesday's slate.
50 min
115
The Clippers are the Best Team in the West
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
72 min
116
Free Agent Targets
Before diving into free agent targets, Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss Melo, the Warriors being "banged up spiritually", Rondo, and the implications of a double-clutch free-throw.
44 min
117
Warriors Fallout, MeloWatch, Sixers' Future
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
59 min
118
Death of the Process
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha question whether the 76ers gave up too much to acquire Jimmy Butler, and also touch on a handful of intriguing matchups during the 10-game Monday slate.
41 min
119
Too Early to Panic?
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss if it's too early to panic about certain players' fantasy production.
55 min
120
West Surprises + Duke/Kentucky Recap
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
63 min
121
Kyrie Irving is Mad For No Reason and Other NBA...
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha give their takes on the "much to do about nothing" frustrations from Kyrie Irving and suggest the Knicks are already in prime-March form.
56 min
122
Sell High Candidates
Ken joins Shannon and Alex in person to discuss news, sell-high candidates and some DraftKings targets for Friday's slate.
49 min
123
The Wizards Are Officially on Pitino Watch
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
70 min
124
Kawhi, Giannis Injuries Spoil Historic Matchup
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha give their spookiest thoughts on the start to the NBA season, discuss the impact of multiple notable injuries and share their thoughts on Monday's DFS slate.
48 min
125
Thoughts after Two Weeks
Shannon and Alex discuss thoughts after two weeks of NBA action, including some surprise top-15 fantasy players who might be winning you your league.
61 min
126
The Cavs... They're Not Good
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
127
Opening Week Reactions
Nick Whalen and James Anderson go around the league and recap the biggest takeaways from the first week of the NBA season.
71 min
128
Monday NBA Podcast
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha discuss early season rookie standouts, surprise records to begin the new campaign and a quick look at Monday's DFS slate.
54 min
129
First Reactions, Early Waiver Wire Moves
Alex, Ken and Shannon discuss some opening week happenings.
46 min
130
Potential Busts & Early Draft Learnings
Alex, Shannon and Ken talk NBA less than a week ahead of the preseason
57 min
131
Jimmy Butler Madness + Preseason News & Notes
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk NBA basketball.
50 min
132
Sleepers and Keeper League Auction
Alex is joined by Ken and Shannon to talk NBA.
56 min
133
Cavaliers Preview with Chris Fedor
Nick Whalen chats with Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
60 min
134
Predicting the All-Star + All-NBA Teams
Nick Whalen and James Anderson project the All-Star and All-NBA selections.
49 min
135
Nuggets Preview With Harrison Wind
Nick Whalen is joined by Harrison Wind of BSN Denver to preview the Nuggets' season.
49 min
136
Jimmy Butler Wants Out + What We'd Change About...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson break down the Jimmy Butler news and run through their lists of what they'd change about the league.
69 min
137
Award Predictions + Projecting the Playoff Teams
Nick Whalen and James Anderson predict the major awards and playoff teams for the 2018-19 NBA season.
82 min
138
Offseason Thoughts + Mock Draft Recap
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the most improved teams, key injuries around the league, and recap a recent preseason mock draft.
51 min
139
Team-by-Team Over/Unders
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
82 min
140
Catching Up on Summer League + Free Agency
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha break down the top performers from summer league and talk free agency.
59 min
141
Final Pre-Draft Thoughts + Predictions
Nick Whalen and James Anderson take one final deep dive into the 2018 NBA Draft.
74 min
142
Draft Preview with James Anderson
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to break down the storylines heading into the 2018 NBA Draft.
45 min
143
Finals Recap + Free Agency Preview + Happy Birt...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha recap the Finals, talk LeBron destinations, the Celtics' future, 2019 playoff teams, and much more.
56 min
144
Game 3 Preview + KD vs. LeBron Legacies
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha recap Game 2, preview Game 3, and discuss how LeBron's decision in 2010 will be compared, historically, to Duran't's in 2016
67 min
145
Game 1 Recap
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha recap Game 1.
50 min
146
Colangelogate + Finals Preview
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha sort through the details of the season's most bizarre story and preview Cavs/Warriors, Part IV.
66 min
147
NBA Draft Combine Recap
Nick Whalen and James Anderson recap the winners and losers from the 2018 NBA Draft Combine.
62 min
148
Cavs are Cooked + Lottery Recap and Combine Pre...
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk Cavs/Celtics and Rockets/Warriors. Then, James Anderson drops by to recap the Draft Lottery and preview the NBA Combine.
42 min
149
Conference Finals Preview
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
45 min
150
Kyle Lowry Was in the Same Draft as Josh Boone
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
54 min
151
Kawhi to Brooklyn is a Done Deal
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
67 min
152
Jrue Holiday is the Best Player in the NBA
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
50 min
153
Team by Team, Round by Round
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
154
Rookie Performance Reviews
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
71 min
155
What Have We Learned This Season?
D.J., Shannon and K-Train review what they've learned this season.
41 min
156
Kawhi Trades x East Playoff Matchups x Post-Tou...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
42 min
157
Late-Season DFS Strategy
D.J., Shannon and K-Train discuss late-season DFS strategy and review all of the bets they've made throughout the season.
44 min
158
Draft Stock x More Fultz x All-NBA
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
39 min
159
Trey Burke Scored 42 Points in an NBA Basketbal...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
47 min
160
Big-Minute Scrubs
D.J., Shannon and K-Train review some scrubs who will see big minutes rest of season.
37 min
161
Worst Contracts x COY x Kawhi x Dwight Howard M...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
53 min
162
Bucks' Future x RFAs x West Playoff Race
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
50 min
163
Head-to-Head Playoff Strategy
D.J. and K-Train discuss strategy for head-to-head playoffs after reviewing recent news from around the league.
42 min
164
Picking the All-NBA Teams x Prospects to Watch ...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
58 min
165
How To Win Your Bracket Pool
34 min
166
Brandon Jennings is B-A-C-K BACK
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
41 min
167
Late-Season Strategy
D.J., Shannon and K-Train discuss how to handle late-season strategy for single-season leagues.
40 min
168
Happy Birthday to Greg Ostertag
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
52 min
169
Nutmegs and Soup
D.J. is joined by Nick to discuss LeBron James' nutmeg and JR Smith's soup, among many other things.
41 min
170
Revisiting Preseason Over/Unders
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
65 min
171
Kawhi Saga x Davis' MVP Case x West Playoff Race
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
59 min
172
Affordable, High-Upside Targets
D.J., Shannon and K-Train discuss recent news from around the league before diving into players who can be easily attained before your fantasy trade deadline.
46 min
173
Playoff Restructuring + Handicapping the Awards...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
65 min
174
Full All-Star Weekend Recap
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
70 min
175
Midseason Overachievers & Disappointments
D.J., Shannon and K-Train discuss players who have either overachieved or disappointed prior to the All-Star break.
49 min
176
All-Star Preview x 2017 Re-Draft
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
71 min
177
Buyouts x Deadline Fallout x All-Star Saturday ...
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
178
Trade Deadline Fallout
D.J., Shannon and K-Train review all the fantasy implications of Thursday's eventful trade deadline.
45 min
179
Full Trade Deadline Recap
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
56 min
180
Looking Ahead to the Trade Deadline
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
44 min
181
Trade Deadline Waiver Wire Targets
D.J., Shannon and K-Train dive into all the worthwhile waiver wire targets ahead of the trade deadline.
47 min
182
NBA Front Offices: A Case Study
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
65 min
183
1/31/18 NBA DFS Wednesday
Joe Bartel and Ben Miller go over a slate that could be without Devin Booker, and suggest that Dwight Howard might make for a better GPP play than Joel Embiid.
37 min
184
Blake Fallout x Mirotic (Almost) Dealt x City Unis
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
58 min
185
1/29/18 NBA DFS Monday
Joe Bartel and Ben Miller walk through a difficult six-game slate, touching on a handful of intriguing players for both 50/50s and GPPs.
34 min
186
Chasing Rebounds and Blocks
D.J. and Shannon discuss a handful of players who are easily attainable and can help boost totals for rebounds and blocks in the second half of the season.
44 min
187
All-Star Draft + What to do with the Brooklyn Pick
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
63 min
188
1/24/18 NBA DFS Wednesday
Joe Bartel and Ben Miller emphasis a potential gold-mine in the form of the Bulls/76ers matchup, highlighting a variety of different cheap plays at the guard spot on DraftKings.
39 min
189
Kidd Out + All-Star Reserves
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
51 min
190
1/22/18 NBA DFS Monday
Joe Bartel and Ben Miller touch on a number of injuries affecting the nine-game slate, including a plethora from the 76ers/Grizzlies game.
41 min
191
Chasing Three-Pointers and Assists
D.J., Shannon and K-Train react to the Kemba Walker trade rumors before discussing players who specialize in three-pointers and assists.
37 min
192
1/17/18 NBA DFS Wednesday
How chalky is Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins for Wednesday's 10-game slate? Joe Bartel and Ben Miller discuss their expectations as well a handful of other intriguing names for Wednesday's slate.
40 min
193
A Quiet Monday Night in the NBA
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
53 min
194
Dynasty Values
58 min
195
1/10/18 NBA DFS Wednesday
Joe Bartel and Ben Miller key in on the PG position, touching on a wide variety of interesting names for Wednesday's 11-game slate including Kris Dunn and Goran Dragic.
38 min
196
Trade Destinations
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk about the NBA.
43 min
197
1/8/18 NBA DFS Monday
Joe Bartel and Ben Miller touch on a handful of positions to pay up for, including the PF spot, in a merciless eight-game slate.
39 min
198
Can they keep it up?
D.J., Shannon and K-Train discuss whether or not certain players can maintain their current averages, after discussing recent news from around the league.
65 min
199
Cavs/Celtics, Mo Bamba, Rockets, Dunk Contest W...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about the NBA.
51 min
200
1/3/18 NBA DFS Wednesday
Joe Bartel and Alex Barutha ring in the new year by analyzing Wednesday's 12-game slate, discussing which players benefit the most from the Spurs decision to rest their starters.
44 min