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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Game 1 Recaps
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor recap all eight Game 1's from opening weekend of the NBA Playoffs.
55 min
402
Adios, Three Amigos
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train bid farewell and head into the offseason.
46 min
403
All-NBA Teams + More T-Mac Talk
Nick Whalen and James Anderson pick the All-NBA teams.
49 min
404
Drew Gooden Has More Double-Doubles Than David ...
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor wrap up MVP talk, praise Lance Stephenson, scold the Magic, discuss Cavs/Celtics and much more.
67 min
405
The Definitive MVP Podcast
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor take a deep dive into the evergreen MVP debate.
47 min
406
The Revenge Game of All Revenge Games
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train go over recent news, settle their season-long bets, rant about the MVP discussion, give credit to underappreciated stat lines, and finish by previewing Friday's DFS slate.
47 min
407
Spurs/Warriors + Brogdon vs. Saric
Nick Whalen and James Anderson talk about basketball -- specifically, NBA basketball.
48 min
408
30 Teams in 45 Minutes
It's exactly what it sounds like: Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor spend 90 seconds talking about each NBA team.
63 min
409
Monday Conversation with Andre Snellings
Andre Snellings joins Nick Whalen to talk about the Sloan Conference and playoff races.
36 min
410
Late-Season DFS Strategy
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train discuss recent news around the league, late-season DFS strategy, and specific picks for Friday's DFS slate.
36 min
411
First Round Mock + Sweet 16
Nick Whalen and James Anderson discuss their recent first-round NBA mock draft.
71 min
412
Talking Pelicans with Mason Ginsberg
Nick Whalen is joined by Mason Ginsberg of BourbonStreetShots.com to break down the Pelicans’ expectations for the rest of the season and much more.
46 min
413
Injuries, Injuries, Injuries
D.J. and Ken discuss the recent string of injuries throughout the NBA and other breaking news before giving candidates who could be shut down soon and players they're picking for Friday DFS.
41 min
414
Talking Hornets with Taylor Cunningham
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor are joined by Taylor Cunningham, TV host for the Charlotte Hornets and production assistant for the Carolina Panthers.
46 min
415
Players to Target in the Remainder of the Seaso...
D.J. Trainor is joined by Andre Snellings to talk about players around the league who might see an abnormal amount of playing time in the remainder of the season ahead.
39 min
416
2017-18 Draft Preview
D.J., Shannon, and K-Train discuss recent news, look ahead at next season's draft value of certain players, and finish by previewing Friday's DFS slate.
47 min
417
The Real MVP
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to talk Celtics-Warriors, the Pelicans’ playoff chances, Brandon Ingram, and Eastern Conference seeding. Then, the guys debate the MVP standings and finish out with some non-lottery NBA Draft prospects to know.
65 min
418
I Was Kevin Durant Before Kevin Durant
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor do a little bit of revisionist history, taking a look back at the NBA players, teams, prospects, ideas, and anything else they were wrong about over the last few seasons.
41 min
419
Burning Questions with DJ Trainor
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor sit down to answer some of the questions that may be on the minds of NBA fans this time of year, like: Who's the best American-born, white player in the NBA not named Gordon Hayward or Kevin Love? Who's the second-best player...
40 min
420
How high should Joel Embiid be drafted next sea...
D.J. and Shannon discuss recent news around the league, rest of season additions off the waiver wire, and Friday's DFS slate.
33 min
421
Thursday Grab Bag with Toolbox Roundy
Nick Whalen is joined by northeast Wisconsin’s own Adam Roundy (@A_Roundy) to discuss the future of the Milwaukee Bucks, the top of the East, and the tightest MVP race in recent memory.
78 min
422
Talking Pacers with Wheat Hotchkiss
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor are joined by Wheat Hotchkiss (@Wheat_Hotchkiss) of Pacers.com for a deep dive on the only team in NBA history to employ both Lance Stephenson and Andrew Bynum. Topics include: Wheat’s connection to Stephen Curry, Indiana’s ...
54 min
423
Celtics Deep Dive + Lowry Injury
Nick Whalen and DJ Trainor discuss the implications of Kyle Lowry’s wrist injury, the future of the Celtics, AD & Boogie’s rocky start, Johnny O’Bryant’s new home, Deron Williams’ fit with the Cavaliers and much more.
78 min
424
More Reaction to the Trade Deadline
D.J. and K-Train dive into the fantasy implications of Thursday's trade deadline and finish up by previewing Friday's DFS slate.
37 min
425
Trade Deadline Recap + Mock Lottery 3.0
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to recap all of the action leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline. Then, the guys dive into James’ most-recent mock draft before inevitably circling back to bash the Sacramento Kings.
45 min
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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
427
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
428
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
429
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
430
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
431
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
432
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
433
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
434
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
435
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
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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
437
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
438
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
439
Mock Lottery 2.0
Nick and James discuss the most recent Mock Lottery and debate potential Western Conference reserve candidates.
67 min
440
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
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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
442
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
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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
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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
445
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
446
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
447
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
449
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
450
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
451
Waiver Wire Pickups
D.J. Trainor and Andre Snellings discuss some potential players to add off the waiver wire.
36 min
452
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
453
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
454
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
455
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
456
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
457
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
458
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
459
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
460
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
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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
462
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
463
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
464
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
465
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
466
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
467
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
468
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
469
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
470
Turkey is Off the Board
D.J. and Nick briefly discuss Tuesday's results before previewing Wednesday's 13-game slate.
29 min
471
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
472
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
473
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
474
True or False
D.J. and Nick survey the league by playing a game of True or False.
35 min
475
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
476
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
477
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
478
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
479
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
480
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
481
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
482
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
483
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
484
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
485
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
486
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
487
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
488
Western Conference Question Marks
Nick Whalen is joined by DJ Trainor to discuss the biggest questions facing each team in the West.
55 min
489
More Sleepers + Auction Strategy
Shannon McKeown (@rotoshannon) & Ken Crites (@kencrites) discuss mid-to-late round sleepers and auction strategy.
49 min
490
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
491
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
492
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
493
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
495
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
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Potential Busts
D.J., Shannon, and Ken go over some breaking news before discussing potential bust candidates heading into the new season.
48 min
497
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
498
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
499
Preseason Games, Metatarsals, and Buyouts
D.J. (@TrainorDJ) and Nick (wha1en) discuss preseason impressions, Ben Simmons, and Chris Bosh.
40 min
500
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