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62 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
2021 Free Agency Primer
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss some of the deals that have already been done this offseason, as well as what to expect once NBA free agency opens up.
71 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
NBA Draft & Westbrook Trade Reactions
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Lakers’ perplexing trade for Russell Westbrook and the Wizards’ direction after the deal. Then they analyze some of the best, worst, and most interesting picks of Thursday night’s NBA Draft.
103 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
2021 NBA Draft Preview With Brad Rowland
NBA Draft expert Brad Rowland joins Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber for a comprehensive discussion on the upcoming Draft, including how the top prospects in the class stack up against one another, which players could provide the most value late in the first round, and much more.Keep up with Brad's work on Dime Uproxx and the Locked On Hawks podcast, and follow him on Twitter @BTRowland.
47 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
The Milwaukee Bucks Are NBA Champions!
The Milwaukee Bucks finally got over the hump and won an NBA title. Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Bucks' Game 6 win over the Suns, the key elements that turned the series, Giannis Antetokounmpo's dominance, and more.
42 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
The Bucks Pull Ahead in the Finals, Plus More Offseason Rumblings
After a thrilling Game 5 win over the Suns, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the NBA Finals 3-2. Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss how the Bucks got here, how they might close the series in Game 6, and what the Suns can do to stave off elimination. Plus, what the latest reporting surrounding Damian Lillard and the Blazers augurs for the offseason.
69 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
How the Bucks Evened Up the Finals
We have a series! With the NBA Finals tied at 2-2, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what they saw from the Bucks in Games 2 and 3, adjustments each team can make in Game 5, how these playoffs have changed their perceptions of Giannis Antetokounmpo, and more.
58 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Suns Take a 2-0 Lead, Plus Reevaluations of "Empty" Scorers
The NBA Finals shift back to Milwaukee after the Suns took a 2-0 lead; what can the Bucks do to even the series at home? Plus, how to evaluate young scorers on bad teams after Devin Booker and Trae Young's star turns in the playoffs.
45 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
NBA Finals Preview
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss how Giannis’ Antetokounmpo’s knee injury affects the Bucks’ outlook for the NBA Finals and beyond, then dive into the details that could define the series between Milwaukee and Phoenix.
78 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Hypothetical Damian Lillard Trade Ideas & the State of the NBA Right Now
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the state of the NBA midway through the Conference Finals, plus the reports of Damian Lillard’s dissatisfaction with Blazers’ management and which teams could realistically trade for him.
62 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Pistons Win the Lottery, NBA Fixes Foul Rule & More Ben Simmons Discourse
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what Tuesday night's NBA lottery results augur for the Draft, the upside of the NBA tweaking its foul rules, and Ben Simmons' standing in the league after another playoff loss.
76 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Hawks Topple the 76ers, Devin Booker's Historic Game 1, and Conference Finals Previews
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber analyze Atlanta's Game 7 win in Philadelphia and where the 76ers go from here. Then they discuss how the Hawks and Bucks match up in the Eastern Conference Finals and what Game 1 of the West Finals could mean for the rest of the series.
68 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Read and Overreact: Ben Simmons Trade Ideas, Plus the Kemba-for-Horford Trade
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber spend 35 minutes discussing potential Ben Simmons trades in order to help Jon cope with the Sixers’ Game 5 loss to the Hawks. Then they hit the latest Mavericks news and the Kemba-Walker-for-Al-Horford trade.
60 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
KD's Masterpiece, Plus a Wild Day of NBA News
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to a crazy day of NBA news, including Chris Paul entering the health and safety protocol, Kawhi Leonard’s knee injury, coach firings, and more. Then they discuss Kevin Durant’s heroics and the Nets’ win over the Bucks in Game 5.
45 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
The Bucks Respond; Where Do the Nuggets Go From Here?
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber examine the Nuggets' immediate future after being swept by the Suns, then discuss the Clippers' win over the Jazz and the Bucks' response in Games 3 and 4 against the Nets.
65 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Jazz Edge Out Clippers in Game 1, Plus More Round 2 Reactions
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Utah's big win over the Clippers in Game 1 Tuesday night, the return of Chris Paul against the Nuggets, Philly's response to even the series against the Hawks, and what looks like another Bucks collapse.
57 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Hawks & Nets Get Ahead, Plus Western Conference Semifinal Previews
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber break down the Hawks and Nets’ wins over the Sixers and Bucks before previewing the two Western Conference Semifinal series.
49 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
East Semifinal Previews & Where the Lakers Go From Here
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Suns closing out the Lakers on Thursday night and what the end of L.A.’s season tells us about their future. Then, they break down the two Eastern Conference Semifinals series in great detail, including how the Bucks might try to defend Brooklyn’s stars, the problems Giannis Antetokounmpo poses for the Nets, and the Sixers’ best option to guard Trae Young.*Note: Jon was recording from a different location, and thus the audio quality was slightly lower than usual.
26 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Celtics Front Office Shakeup & An Instant Classic In Denver
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to the news that Danny Ainge has stepped down as the Celtics' President of Basketball Operations and Brad Stevens' move into the front office. Then, they rehash some of their favorite moments from an all-time game between the Nuggets and Blazers.
44 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Embiid & AD Injuries, Hawks & Clippers Take Back Control
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the potential impact of Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis’ injuries, as well as what they’ve seen from the Hawks and Clippers as they’ve regained the upper hand in their respective playoff series.
29 minutes | May 29, 2021
Clippers & Celtics Get on the Board, Hawks Take a 2-1 Lead
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Hawks’ win over New York, Boston getting on the board against the Nets, and what the Clippers may have figured out against the Mavericks.
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