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RotoWire Fantasy Basketball Podcast
39 minutes | 3 days ago
Fantasy Postseason Discussion + Rookie Card Values
Shannon and Alex navigate a slow news day by discussing the value of various NBA rookie cards due to the unprecedented boom in the market. What's worth more: a Killian Hayes or Isaiah Stewart card? How much does an autographed Giannis card go for? After that, some too-early fantasy postseason talk followed by DFS.
57 minutes | 5 days ago
Round 1 Matchups, Playoff Plotlines + Lottery Scenarios with James Anderson
Nick Whalen talks with James Anderson about the upcoming NBA Playoffs, including the most appealing first-round matchups, the wildcard Lakers, teams with the most on the line, and whether this is Chris Paul's best and final chance to win a title. Then, the guys discuss the heap of teams vying for draft position and debate which lottery outcomes would be the most and least fun.
44 minutes | 6 days ago
Play-In Scenarios + Should the Lakers want the 8 Seed?
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the play-in scenarios as the regular season comes to a close. Should the Lakers intentionally try to get the eighth seed in hopes of matching up with Utah and avoiding the Clippers? The guys also discuss Kristaps Porzingis' mounting injury concerns, the Celtics' suddenly shaky future and which of Portland, Dallas and Denver could make the most noise in the postseason. Finally, Nick and Alex discuss the conversation around James Wiseman and where he fits if the 2020 rookie class were re-drafted today.
43 minutes | 10 days ago
Most Disappointing Players, Lessons Learned
Shannon and Alex discuss postseason chances of the Lakers, Nets and Mavericks before diving into the most disappointing players of this season, plus some lessons the two learned throughout the year. Then, waiver wire options and DFS talk.
50 minutes | 13 days ago
Play-In & Lottery Scenarios + What is Russell Westbrook's Legacy?
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss what LeBron's ankle means for the Lakers' playoff path before debating how another monster statistical season impacts Russell Westbrook's legacy. Then, the guys talk about the teams most likely to fall into the play-in tournament before discussing the most intriguing draft lottery scenarios.
43 minutes | 17 days ago
James Harden Who? Kevin Porter Posts 50 and 10
Ken and Alex are joined by a special guest: RotoWire contributor and Bulls fanatic Mike Barner. If you read RotoWire's Yahoo NBA DFS articles Monday-Friday, you're familiar with Mike's work. The trio discuss the latest news in the Association, including Kevin Porter Jr. becoming the youngest player ever to post 50 points and 10 assists. After news, there's waiver wire discussion and DFS suggestions for Friday's slate. Ken and Alex also learn the correct pronunciation of Alize Johnson's first name, and Mike has an Old Man Rant of his own.
37 minutes | 20 days ago
Timberwolves, Bulls... What's the Plan?
Alex Barutha joins Nick Whalen to discuss Anthony Davis' first three games back, as well as the slumping-at-the-wrong-time Portland Trail Blazers. Then, the guys discuss the futures of the Bulls and Timberwolves, who could each lose their protected first-round picks, before debating which bottom-feeders have the best chance to make the playoffs in 2022.
50 minutes | 24 days ago
Anthony Davis returns, Trae Young sidelined
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest NBA news, including Anthony Davis' return and Trae Young's injury. Then, the Three Amigos discuss fan questions before getting to waiver wire suggestions. Finally, some suggestions for Friday's seven-game DFS slate.
46 minutes | 25 days ago
Under-the-Radar Fantasy Players for 2021-22 with James Anderson
James Anderson joins Nick Whalen to trade lists of under-the-radar players who could emerge as top-150 fantasy assets in 2021-22. From Jaden McDaniels to Terance Mann to Isaiah Stewart, the guys hit on a number of (mostly young) players who've caught their eye this season and may be ready to make a leap.
49 minutes | a month ago
All-NBA Debate + How Much Do Missed Games Matter?
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk about James Harden's setback, LaMelo Ball's imminent return and the playoff picture in both conferences. The guys discuss the Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and MVP races before debating how much missed games will impact the 2020-21 All-NBA teams.
45 minutes | a month ago
AD's imminent return, LaVine out 10-14 days
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news, including LaMarcus Aldridge's retirement, Anthony Davis nearing a return, Zach LaVine in COVID protocols, and James Wiseman's surgery. After that, Fan Feedback and Waiver Wire suggestions like Tomas Satoransky, Nerlens Noel and Hassan Whiteside . Finally, the three amigos wrap up with DFS advice, Ken's Old Man Rant and mispronounced names, featuring Malachi Flynn.
34 minutes | a month ago
Aldridge Retires + Preseason Over/Unders Revisited
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha reflect on LaMarcus Aldridge's career, including whether he has a legitimate case to make the Basketball Hall of Fame. Then, the guys pull up some win percentage over/unders from December and discuss the teams dramatically outperforming -- and underperforming -- their preseason numbers.
39 minutes | a month ago
Nuggets Lose Murray + Previewing the Play-In
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss Jamal Murray's torn ACL and what it means for the rest of the Nuggets' season. Then, the guys take a look at what lies ahead for the Lakers and whether they can avoid falling into the play-in tournament. The guys finish out by discussing which teams are most likely to compete for the 7th and 8th seeds, as well as which scenarios would make for the most fun play-in matchups.
54 minutes | a month ago
Oladipo's Knee Injury, Waiver Targets
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news, including the potential seriousness of Victor Oladipo's knee injury. Then, the crew answers a pair of fan questions before diving into waiver wire targets. Finally, Friday DFS advice, questions about the pronunciation of Kenrich, and Ken's Old Man Rant.
69 minutes | a month ago
The 10 Worst Draft Picks of the Last Five Years with James Anderson
James Anderson joins Nick Whalen to debate and discuss their individual lists of the 10 worst draft picks from the last five drafts. The guys discuss the thought process behind their rankings and run through where and why each pick went wrong.Nick's list:Marvin BagleyJerome RobinsonMarkelle FultzLuke KennardKevin KnoxDeandre AytonDragan BenderT.J. LeafJosh JacksonJalen Smith James' List:Marvin BagleyDeandre AytonJaxson HayesJalen SmithJames WisemanAnthony EdwardsLonzo BallJerome RobinsonKevin KnoxObi Toppin
61 minutes | a month ago
Debating the Top 25 Players Under 25
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha run through some minor news items -- including the Pelicans signing Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins joining the Clippers -- before diving into ESPN's list of the top 25 NBA players under 25 years old. The guys debate who's ranked too high, who's ranked too low, and which players they would personally pick to develop into superstars over the next decade.The list (via ESPN):Luka Doncic (22.0 years old)Zion Williamson (20.7)LaMelo Ball (19.6)Donovan Mitchell (24.5)Jayson Tatum (23.0)De’Aaron Fox (23.2)Ben Simmons (24.7)Devin Booker (24.4)Bam Adebayo (23.7)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (22.7)Brandon Ingram (23.5)Jaylen Brown (24.4)Jamal Murray (24.1)Michael Porter Jr (22.7)Ja Morant (21.6)Trae Young (22.5)Mikal Bridges (24.5)Domantas Sabonis (24.9)Anthony Edwards (19.6)Deandre Ayton (22.7)Tyrese Haliburton (21.0)John Collins (23.5)Jarrett Allen (22.9)Lonzo Ball (23.4)Collin Sexton (22.2)
47 minutes | a month ago
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Bulls' Future, Harden for MVP, KD's Elite Supporting Casts
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss Nikola Vucevic's first two games in Chicago and what the Bulls need to do to take the next step. The guys also discuss Andre Drummond in Los Angeles, LaMarcus Aldridge in Brooklyn, James Harden's MVP case and the Coach of the Year race. Finally, it's time to answer the question: Has Kevin Durant had the most-talented supporting casts of any player in recent history? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Trade Deadline Fantasy Implications
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the fantasy implications of every meaningful trade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Trade Deadline Special: Reacting to Every Deal
Shortly after the passing of the 2021 NBA trade deadline, Alex Barutha joins Nick Whalen to break down all of the relevant deals, including Victor Oladipo to Miami, George Hill to Philly, Delon Wright to Sacramento and the Orlando Magic's all-time fire sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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