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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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All-Star Recap + Boogie Trade
Nick Whalen is joined by DJ Trainor to recap the All-Star Game and All-Star Saturday Night. Then, James Anderson drops by for a deep dive on Boogie Cousins, the future of the Kings, and how the Cousins trade will influence the rest of the league as Thu...
71 min
302
Second Half Breakout Candidates and Bongos
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train go over recent news before discussing their most disappointing players, favorite surprising players, and breakout candidates for the second half of the season.
50 min
303
Live from New Orleans
Fresh out of the hot tub, Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to further analyze the Serge Ibaka trade and preview All-Star Weekend.
46 min
304
Franchise Valuations + All-Star Preview
DJ Trainor and Nick Whalen discuss Forbes' latest NBA franchise valuations and preview this weekend's All-Star festivities.
51 min
305
Raptors Make a Move
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor break down the deal sending Serge Ibaka to Toronto, talk Kevin Love's knee, Jokic's emergence and much, much more.
53 min
306
K-Train vs. James Dolan and the Knicks
D.J., Shannon, and Ken discuss recent news around the league, Ken gives his Old Man Rant on the Knicks and Charles Oakley, and they finish with an overview of Friday's DFS slate.
38 min
307
2014 NBA Re-Draft + Favorite College Hoops Legends
Nick Whalen and James Anderson re-draft the 2014 class (you can find the article version of this on RotoWire.com), offer support to Charles Oakley and Jabari Parker, and finish by naming their all-time favorite legends of the past 15 years of college b...
65 min
308
Shoutout to the Milwaukee Does
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor talk Cavs/Wizards, GM LeBron, Melo’s legacy, Warriors/Thunder, DeMarcus Cousins, Rasheed Wallace + much more.
64 min
309
The Charles Barkley Episode
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train discuss recent news around the league, the LeBron vs. Charles feud, and Friday's DFS slate.
51 min
310
Happy Birthday, Dan Gadzuric
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to talk Malik Monk, Ball vs. Fultz, Carmelo's future, Ice Cube's 3 on 3 league, LeBron's backup point guard, and much more.
44 min
311
Talkings Hawks with KL Chouinard of Hawks.com
Nick Whalen is joined by KL Chouinard of Hawks.com to discuss the Hawks' up-and-down season, the future of the team, Dwight Howard's fit, Johnny O'Bryant, Tractor Traylor (RIP), and much more.
66 min
312
Five Players of Interest with Andre Snellings
D.J. Trainor is joined by Andre Snellings to talk about Rajon Rondo, Otto Porter, Jaylen Brown, Goran Dragic, and Zach Randolph.
32 min
313
Trade Talk in New York -- Fire in Chicago -- Br...
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train discuss recent injury news, Carmelo Anthony's future with the Knicks, turbulence in Chicago, and Friday's DFS slate.
37 min
314
Mock Lottery 2.0
Nick and James discuss the most recent Mock Lottery and debate potential Western Conference reserve candidates.
67 min
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Shoutout Eric Bledsoe/Happy Birthday Acie Law IV
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor break down the Cavs' recent struggles, the return of Blake Griffin and the surging 76ers. Then, the guys pick the reserves for next month's All-Star Game.
51 min
316
Surveying the Waiver Wire After Injuries to Pau...
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train discuss recent injury news before turning to the waiver wire for alternative value. Other topics include Portland's struggles, Nikola Jokic's rise in value, and Friday's DFS slate.
44 min
317
Talking Heat with Ira Winderman of the South Fl...
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor are joined by Ira Winderman, who is in his 29th season of covering the Miami Heat for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Topics include: The Heat’s early years, Shaq’s arrival, The Big Three era, Dwyane Wade’s departure, Michael...
54 min
318
The One Where Andre Brings Up Methuselah
Nick Whalen is joined by RotoWire contributor Andre Snellings to talk MLK Day hoops, Carmelo Anthony's future, Towns/Wiggins vs. Giannis/Parker, and more.
46 min
319
Rest of Season Value on the Waiver Wire
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train discuss recent injury news, most added players over the last few days, and preview Friday's DFS slate. Perhaps most importantly, K-Train also grabs his soap box and gives his take on franchises relocating during his Crazy Old...
43 min
320
Talking NBA Draft with Ricky O'Donnell of SB Na...
Nick Whalen and James Anderson are joined by SB Nation college basketball editor and NBA contributor, Ricky O'Donnell, to break down the 2017 NBA Draft class. Topics include: Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum vs. Josh Jackson, bust potential, sleepers, and ...
42 min
321
Talking Thunder/Warriors with Anthony Slater of...
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor are joined by Anthony Slater of Bay Area News Group to talk about his transition from covering the Thunder to covering the Warriors. Topics also include: Justin Blackmon, bullpen catching, what to expect when Kevin Durant ret...
64 min
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Where does Derrick Rose go from here?
D.J. and Nick discuss the Derrick Rose incident, compare it with Rajon Rondo's career, and finish with Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat trade possibilities.
42 min
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All-Star Votes and Kyle Korver Trade
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train discuss some recent breaking news, in addition to previewing Friday's DFS slate.
38 min
324
Shoutout Rashad McCants
Nick Whalen and James Anderson break down All-Star voting first returns, Curry's next move, Josh Jackson's rise, Dennis Smith's triple-double, and much more.
51 min
325
Happy Birthday, Al "Big Classic" Jefferson
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor recap news from Tuesday night, debate the MVP, talk Giannis' rise, and much more.
44 min
326
Waiver Wire Pickups
D.J. Trainor and Andre Snellings discuss some potential players to add off the waiver wire.
36 min
327
Make the Shot, Write an Email
D.J., Shannon, and Ken talk about Shannon's newest trophy, go over some breaking news around the league, give a Staff Keeper League update, and finish with a quick overview of Friday's DFS slate. Most importantly, of course, Ken gives his weekly Crazy ...
47 min
328
Jabari Parker Might Be Really, Really Good
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk Jabari Parker, the Raptors' future, the bottom of the West, and more storylines around the NBA. Then, they break down 2017 lottery prospects Josh Jackson, T.J. Leaf, Jayson Tatum and Malik Monk.
59 min
329
Christmas Day (Uniforms) Lived Up to the Hype
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor break down the Warriors/Cavaliers Christmas Day showdown, debate whose team the Warriors are, talk trades, and recognize the most surprising and most disappointing players in the NBA this season. (Skip ahead to around the 10-...
70 min
330
Lazarus Was Just a Poor Man's Boogie Cousins
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor recap the resurrection of DeMarcus Cousins and the Cavs' win over Milwaukee, as well as preview the Christmas Day slate. Topics also include: The Blazers, Nerlens Noel, nicknames, Cleveland's needs, and future All-Star Derric...
44 min
331
True or False, Round 2
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor take a "true or false" approach to a number of topics, including Western Conference injuries, All-Star voting, coaching hot seats, and much more.
51 min
332
In My Day, Superstars Didn't Rest
D.J., Shannon, and Ken go over some breaking news, discuss teams resting their best players, and preview Friday's DFS slate.
31 min
333
Mock Lottery 1.0
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk 2017 NBA Draft, focusing on James' Mock Lottery 1.0, which sends Josh Jackson to the 76ers, Markelle Fultz to the Mavericks and Jason Tatum to the Celtics.
54 min
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Can Ben Simmons still win Rookie of the Year?
D.J. and Nick combine the 2015 and 2016 draft classes and re-draft based on what they've seen from each prospect so far. They also touch on the Cavaliers, Spurs, and Kings electing to rest their star players midseason.
40 min
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Weekly Headlines with Andre Snellings
D.J. Trainor previews the week ahead with RotoWire's Andre Snellings. They cover the Minnesota Timberwolves, Marc Gasol, Tim Frazier, Lou Williams, Kenneth Faried, and Jeremy Lin.
28 min
336
Why can't the T-Wolves win?
D.J., Shannon, and Ken discuss breaking news around the league, try to understand Minnesota's slow start, give their favorite under-the-radar players, and finish with their best plays for Friday DFS.
49 min
337
Quarter-Season All-NBA Teams
Nick Whalen and James Anderson go through the excruciatingly difficult task of selecting their quarter-season All-NBA teams, talk lottery prospects, Lonzo Ball, Luke Kennard, the Warriors' offense, J. Cole, Young Thug and much, much more.
52 min
338
Talking Cavaliers with Chris Fedor of Cleveland...
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor are joined by Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com for a deep dive into the Cavaliers. Topics include: The effects of LeBron's return, favorite uniforms, JR Smith, the Frye/Jefferson bromance, Mark Price, Cobra the equipment manager,...
69 min
339
Cavs, Raptors and the top of the East
On Josh Smith's birthday, Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor talk Rockets/Warriors, the Cavs' recent struggles, the Raptors' winning streak, Minnesota's future and much more.
32 min
340
How good is Andrew Harrison?
D.J., Shannon, and Ken react to Thursday's HOU vs. GSW game, discuss Andrew Harrison, debate about the greatest uniforms of all time, and preview Friday's DFS slate.
50 min
341
Let's Make Some Trades
Nick Whalen and James Anderson lay out potential trade destinations for DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George, Zach LaVine, and John Wall, among others. Topics also include: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Dennis Smith, Lonzo Ball.
60 min
342
Talking Pistons with MLive.com's Aaron McMann
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor are joined Aaron McMann of MLive.com to break down the Pistons' up-and-down start to the season, the team's upcoming move to downtown Detroit, the impending return of Reggie Jackson, and much more.
42 min
343
Thanksgiving Weekend Recap + Monday Preview
Nick Whalen is joined by The Professor, Andre Snellings, to recap the Clippers' recent struggles, the surging Cavaliers, Jimmy Butler's ascent and much more.
37 min
344
Day of Regret
D.J. is joined by RotoWire's Andre Snellings to discuss players that have surprised and disappointed them this season.
39 min
345
Turkey is Off the Board
D.J. and Nick briefly discuss Tuesday's results before previewing Wednesday's 13-game slate.
29 min
346
Happy Birthday Stromile Swift
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor recap the weekend, talk trades, and take a way-too-early look at the current playoff landscape.
49 min
347
Shave the Unibrow?
Shannon McKeown (@rotoshannon) and Ken Crites (@KenCrites) discuss DFS picks for Friday and sell-high candidates in season-long leagues, including Anthony Davis.
37 min
348
Early Season NBA Draft Update
Nick Whalen and James Anderson recap the week in college basketball with a special focus on players who could hear their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft.
52 min
349
True or False
D.J. and Nick survey the league by playing a game of True or False.
35 min
350
Andrew Wiggins: Good At Basketball
Nick Whalen is joined by DJ Trainor to recap the weekend in the NBA, headlined by Andrew Wiggins' 47-point outburst against the Lakers on Sunday night. Topics also include: Serge Ibaka, West vs. East, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, and much more.
45 min
351
Concerning Players and Friday DFS
D.J., Shannon, and Ken discuss injury news, players they're already concerned about, and the Friday DFS slate.
54 min
352
More Zach LaVine Love
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk Wolves, Boston's slow start, the emergence of Harrison Barnes, the future of the Phoenix Suns and much, much more.
42 min
353
Who is... Dorian Finney-Smith?
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor recap the latest happenings around the NBA and take a look at under-the-radar-players outperforming their preseason values.
60 min
354
Luke Walton: Coach of the Year?
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson for a grab bag podcast, of sorts, breaking down several storylines from the first two weeks of the NBA season. Topics include: Hamms Light, Kul Light, the Mavericks' disappointing start, Luke Walton's Coach of th...
44 min
355
Friday Grab Bag -- Extra Whistle
D.J., Shannon, and Ken go over recent news, Warriors vs. Thunder, loaded frontcourts in Denver and Philadelphia, waiver wire pickups, and the Friday DFS slate.
49 min
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Friday Grab Bag -- Extra Whistle
D.J., Shannon, and Ken go over recent news, Warriors vs. Thunder, loaded frontcourts in Denver and Philadelphia, waiver wire pickups, and the Friday DFS slate.
41 min
357
Is Jake Layman a Hall of Famer?
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to talk Timberwolves, gush about Joel Embiid, and give an early breakdown of the 2017 draft class.
53 min
358
Waiver Pickups + Tuesday Recap
Nick Whalen is joined by DJ Trainor to recap the top stories from Tuesday night in the NBA and analyze potential early-season waiver pickups.
55 min
359
A Time To Overreact To Everything
Nick Whalen is joined by DJ Trainor to hash out all that's transpired through the first six days of the NBA season.
56 min
360
Overreactions, Season-Long Pickups, and Friday DFS
D.J. (@TrainorDJ), Shannon (@RotoShannon), and Ben (@BenManDoingWork) discuss recent injuries, overreact to the first three days of competition, go over potential waiver wire additions, and preview Friday's DFS slate.
56 min
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Opening Week Reactions
Nick Whalen and James Anderson recap the first two nights of the NBA season. Topics include: Myles Turner, Anthony Davis, players-only meetings, coaches already on the hot seat, and much more.
42 min
362
Talking Nuggets with Harrison Wind
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor are joined by Harrison Wind of BSN Denver to preview the Denver Nuggets' season.
31 min
363
Western Conference Question Marks
Nick Whalen is joined by DJ Trainor to discuss the biggest questions facing each team in the West.
55 min
364
More Sleepers + Auction Strategy
Shannon McKeown (@rotoshannon) & Ken Crites (@kencrites) discuss mid-to-late round sleepers and auction strategy.
49 min
365
Staff Keeper League Recap
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to briefly recap Wednesday night's RotoWire Staff Keeper League auction/reserves draft.
23 min
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Eastern Conference Question Marks
Nick Whalen is joined by D.J. Trainor to take a look at the flaws that could derail each of the teams in the Eastern Conference.
53 min
367
Sleepers
D.J. and Ken briefly discuss Ken's recent NFBKC draft before divulging some of their top sleepers heading into the new season.
35 min
368
Impromptu Bold Predictions
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to give their impromptu bold predictions for each NBA team.
68 min
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Talking Hawks with KL Chouinard
Nick Whalen and D.J. Trainor are joined by KL Chouinard of Hawks.com to preview the Hawks after an eventful offseason.
35 min
370
2016-17 NBA Superlatives
Nick Whalen is joined by D.J. Trainor to give their high school yearbook-style NBA superlatives for the upcoming season. Categories include: Best point guard, worst hair, most likely to be traded, most untouchable, worst uniforms and much, much more.
61 min
371
Potential Busts
D.J., Shannon, and Ken go over some breaking news before discussing potential bust candidates heading into the new season.
48 min
372
Mid-Tier Dynasty Rookie Rankings
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss the proper long-term value of Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, Patrick McCaw, Wade Baldwin and other 2016-17 rookies.
39 min
373
Preseason Chatter + "Bold" Predictions
Nick Whalen is joined by D.J. Trainor to discuss the Warriors' shellacking of the Clippers, Joel Embiid's NBA debut, and the Cavs' potential defensive issues. Then, the guys throw out their bold predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season.
55 min
374
Preseason Games, Metatarsals, and Buyouts
D.J. (@TrainorDJ) and Nick (wha1en) discuss preseason impressions, Ben Simmons, and Chris Bosh.
40 min
375
Staff Keeper League
D.J., K-Train, and Shannon go over some breaking news around the league before diving into their upcoming keeper decisions for RotoWire's NBA Staff Keeper League.
49 min
376
Vegas Over/Unders Deep Dive + Postseason Awards...
In Part 2 of this episode of the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Nick Whalen and James Anderson predict the 2016-17 All-Star Game rosters and postseason awards.
26 min
377
Vegas Over/Unders Deep Dive + Postseason Awards...
In Part 1 of this episode of the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Nick Whalen and James Anderson dissect the Vegas projected win totals for all 30 teams.
85 min
378
Most Improved Players
Nick Whalen is joined by D.J. Trainor to discuss potential breakout players at each position.
62 min
379
The Three Amigos Reunite
D.J. Trainor (@TrainorDJ), K-Train (@KenCrites), and Shannon McKeown (@RotoShannon) reunite to talk about Ken's Western Conference Position Battle articles.
70 min
380
2016-17 Watchability Rankings
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to rank all 30 NBA teams based solely upon watchability (spoiler: the Warriors are No. 1).
74 min
381
Vegas Win Totals + Antetokounmpo Extension
Nick Whalen is joined by D.J. Trainor to break down the Vegas wins over/unders, which were released Tuesday afternoon. They also analyze the Giannis Antetokounmpo extension and, of course, finish out with a round of NBA trivia.
58 min
382
Western Conference Preview
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to predict the playoff seeds and rank all 15 teams in the Western Conference.
63 min
383
Eastern Conference Position Battles
D.J. Trainor (@TrainorDJ) and Ken (K-Train) Crites (@KenCrites) dust off the train whistle and discuss position battles for each team in the Eastern Conference.
49 min
384
Preseason Rankings Preview
Nick Whalen is joined by DJ Trainor to talk preseason player rankings, rookie survey, the Joffrey Lauvergne trade, and more.
44 min
385
Drafting Oladipo in the Second Round?
Nick Whalen (@wha1en) and D.J. Trainor (@TrainorDJ) go over the top talking points of the summer, in addition to breaking down the results of an expert slow draft Nick just recently participated in.
59 min
386
NBA Draft Reactions
Nick Whalen sits down with RotoWire's James Anderson to recap the NBA Draft and discuss which rookies will have the biggest impacts next season.
63 min
387
Finals Recap + Draft Preview
RotoWire's Nick Whalen and James Anderson sit down to recap Cleveland's Game 5 win and discuss a number of storylines leading up to the 2016 NBA Draft.
63 min
388
Mock Draft Podcast
RotoWire's Nick Whalen is joined by lead prospect writer James Anderson to debate and discuss their respective first-round 2016 NBA Mock Drafts, which can be found on RotoWire.com.
66 min
389
Observations from the NBA Draft Combine
Nick Whalen and James Anderson discuss everything from Larry Bird's (questionable) fashion choices to Melo Trimble's wingspan as they recap their experience the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.
48 min
390
Season Review + Playoff Preview
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor preview the postseason, look ahead to what storylines the offseason might hold, debate which teams are at a crossroads and much, much more.
73 min
391
Let Me Hear That Whistle One Last Time
D.J. (@TrainorDJ), Shannon (@RotoShannon), and the K-Train (@KenKrites) hold back tears while dishing out advice one last time this season.
58 min
392
KD to... Utah?!
Nick Whalen is joined by RotoWire's James Anderson to talk KD rumors, the future of the T-Wolves, Grayson Allen, Thomas Bryant and more.
50 min
393
Motivation Is Key
D.J. Trainor (@TrainorDJ) and Benny Ricciardi (@bennyr11) talk about teams still vying for a spot in the playoffs, and what that means in terms of fantasy.
42 min
394
2015 Re-Draft 2.0
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor re-draft the 2015 class, break down the remaining playoff races, and preview a busy Monday night in the NBA.
65 min
395
Weekend Recap + Playoff Picture
With a blank NBA slate on Monday, Nick Whalen and Benny Ricciardi recap the weekend that was, preview the NCAA Tournament Final, and break down the playoff races in both conferences.
36 min
396
The K-Train Makes A Stop In Madison
D.J. is joined by Ken in studio as the two discuss Thursday's results and look at the playoff picture.
37 min
397
Final Four Preview + Off Court Drama
Nick Whalen and James Anderson break down what to expect at the Final Four this weekend, discuss the incoming 2016 freshman class, and try to understand what's going on in the lives of Diamond Stone and D'Angelo Russell.
41 min
398
Late-Season DFS Strategy
D.J. Trainor (@TrainorDJ) and Benny Ricciardi (@bennyr11) go over Tuesday's box scores before previewing Wednesday's slate of NBA games.
46 min
399
Playoff Races + All-NBA Teams
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor discuss the playoff races in each conference, break down their Alll-NBA teams, play NBA trivia and much more.
52 min
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Playoff Races + All-NBA Teams
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor discuss the playoff races in both conferences, break down their All-NBA teams, play NBA trivia and much more.
52 min