Episodes
Rick Kamla and Steve "Dr. A" Alexander recap both of the Eastern Conference Play-In games and discuss whether the Heat can take down the Bulls without the services of Jimmy Butler. The guys also talk about what's next for the Hawks and Trae Young before previewing Kings-Pelicans and looking ahead to Round 1. 1:00 Philadelphia vs Miami, Nic Batum, Embiid, Jimmy Butler 7:15 Atlanta vs. Chicago: Coby White, Alex Caruso, trading Trae Young? 20:15 Bulls at Heat 23:20 Kings at Pelicans 18:40 2...
Published 04/18/24
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz dive deep into both of Tuesday night's Play-In games, beginning with the Lakers outlasting the Pelicans in New Orleans. The guys talk Zion Williamson's mysterious hamstring injury, the Kings' blowout over the Warriors, Klay Thompson's future, Bulls-Hawks, Sixers-Heat and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/17/24
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander and Kirien Sprecher preview the Play-In Tournament and dive in on the Round 1 matchups that are already set. 1:00 Injuries: Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid, Giannis, Kawhi Leonard 7:30 Tuesday/Wednesday Play-in format explained (sort of) 10:30 Lakers-Pelicans 18:00 Kings-Warriors 27:00 Sixers-Heat 35:20 Hawks-Bulls 37:30 Pacers-Bucks 38:50 Cavs-Magic 41:45 Wolves-Suns 45:15 Clippers-Mavs 49:35 Finals predictions Learn more about...
Published 04/16/24
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha put a bow on the 2023-24 fantasy basketball season before digging in on the Play-In Tournament, as well as the four Round 1 series that are already locked in. The guys discuss: Bucks-Pacers and how much danger Milwaukee is in; Cleveland maneuvering its way to a 4-5 matchup against Orlando; Boston's path through the East; Mavs-Clippers; Timberwolves as an underdog against the Suns; the Lakers' potential matchup with Denver; End of the road for Golden State?; East...
Published 04/15/24
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Rick Kamla to talk fantasy hoops. 1:00 Victory Laps for Doc and Kamla 9:00 Chimezie Metu 13:00 Sam Hauser 18:30 Xavier Tillman 19:50 Jabari Walker and Kris Murray 22:00 RotoWire Lineups Page love 27:55 Jazz shutdown 28:10 Spurs shutdown + Wemby love 32:30 Grizzlies shutdown 34:40 Pistons shutdown Cade Cunningham 40:00 Wizards shutdown Deni, Kispert, Jordan Poole 42:30 Giannis injury 46:30 Luka Doncic - Can Mavs win it all? 50:00 Viewer Comments Learn more...
Published 04/11/24
Nick Whalen is joined by Brandon Kravitz to recap all of the big news from a huge Tuesday night in the NBA. The guys discuss the Bucks' win over Boston + the loss of Giannis Antetokounmpo to a calf injury. The guys also talk Trae Young, Karl-Anthony Towns, Magic-Rockets, Suns-Clippers, Lakers-Warriors, Kings-Thunder and more takeaways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/10/24
Steve Alexander is joined by Kirien Sprecher to discuss the playoff races in each conference and preview the entire, 14-game Tuesday night slate. 2:00 Purdue-UConn review 3:40 News: Trae, KAT, Giannis, AD, Kawhi, Poeltl, Scottie Barnes 7:00 Playoff Previews: East + West; Bucks vs. Magic 12:30 DET-PHI 16:45 IND-TOR 19:05 DAL-CHA 21:45 MIA-ATL 25:00 BOS-MIL 28:30 NYK-CHI 32:05 ORL-HOU 34:45 WAS-MIN 37:45 SAC-OKC 40:20 SAS-MEM 44:10 DEN-UTA 46:30 GSW-LAL 48:45 LAC-PHX 50:25 NOP-POR Learn more...
Published 04/09/24
Nick Whalen is joined by RotoWire's Kirien Sprecher to discuss takeaways from Sunday's 14-game slate, the struggling Bucks, first-round playoff matchups, the surging Mavs and more. The guys also talk final week adds/drops and where they're taking Zion Williamson, Chet Holmgren, Victor Wembanyama, Donte DiVincenzo, Austin Reaves and more players in 2024-25 drafts. 0:00: Intro 1:45: Navigating the final week of the season 2:30: Tight standings, seeding races in each conference 6:00: Milwaukee's...
Published 04/08/24
In the final Friday edition of the RotoWire Fantasy Basketball Podcast, Ken Shannon and Alex hand out a half-dozen waiver suggestions before reviewing their sleepers and busts from the beginning of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 04/05/24
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz begin by recapping a busy Tuesday night in the NBA that included the Bucks losing in Washington and an entertaining duel between Victor Wembanyama and Nikola Jokic. The guys discuss Wembanyama's incredible rookie year and what comes next before diving into their list of the most disappointing fantasy players of the season. 0:00: Intro 1:00: Bucks lose to Wizards 7:00: Embiid’s return + Sixers’ first-round opponents 9:00: Jokic-Wembanyama duel last night 14:00:...
Published 04/03/24
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Ken Crites to talk fantasy basketball. 1:15 Spurs shutdowns? Sochan, Vassell, Wemby - Is Cedi Osman a thing now? 3:25 Tyrese Maxey 5:40 Brandon Ingram comeback, no shutdown mentality in NBA this season 7:35 Damian Lillard's absence 8:30 Viewer questions 14:05 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 14:20 Sixers injury updates 16:00 Wizards updates - Kuzma, Tyus Jones, Richaun Holmes, Jordan Poole, Deni Avdija, Corey Kispert 16:30 Brandon Clarke 18:10 John Collins and Jazz...
Published 04/02/24
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss Malik Monk's injury, Victor Wembanyama exceeding expectations, the glut of young talent in the NBA and more before taking a look at a handful of players who will make for difficult draft decisions next season. 0:00: Intro 1:10: Malik Monk injury 6:30: Play-In picture in the West 10:30: Elite young talent in the NBA vs. decades past 13:45: All-NBA + games minimum 15:45: Victor Wembanyama's continued ascent + Spurs' timeline 28:20: Trendon Watford 30:40:...
Published 04/01/24
Ken, Shannon and Alex dive right into seven waiver wire suggestions for the upcoming week of fantasy basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/28/24
Rick Kamla and Steve "Dr. A" Alexander recap a huge Wednesday night in the NBA and talk playoff strategy. 1:00 Richaun Holmes 5:15 Thursday/Saturday Games + Pickups - ATL, NOP, BOS, MIL, Hauser, Naji, Fernando 13:30 Cade Cunningham, shutdown hype - JJJ, Bane, Blazers etc.  17:15 Utah and Kessler 18:00 Marcus and Mackey Sasser - Baseball 20:00 Jalen Green, Josh Giddey, Rui Hachimura, Austin Reaves 22:20 Houston vs. Golden State for No. 10 27:00 Memphis - Lakers - Clarke, GG, JJJ, Santi,...
Published 03/28/24
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz recap Tuesday night's four-game slate, discuss players they're avoiding next season and take live viewer questions on the fantasy playoffs. 0:00: Intro 1:15: Bucks blow big lead, lose in 2OT to Lakers 10:50: Warriors take down Butler-less Heat 13:00: Jamahl Mosley for COY bandwagon 16:15: Thunder-Pelicans + Zion 2.0 19:45: Can OKC convince you they're a Finals team? 25:50: Mavs-Kings 27:40: Max Strus 28:40: Wendell Carter, Bruno Fernando 31:10: Valanciunas,...
Published 03/27/24
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander and Kirien Sprecher recap a huge Monday night in the NBA and talk all things fantasy basketball. 1:00 30 Team update, fantasy playoff update, News Roundup, Wemby, Cam, Jaden Ivey, Jamal Murray 7:45 Cavs-Hornets 11:15 Hawks-Celtics 17:00 Nets-Raptors 20:40 Pistons-Knicks 25:10 Wizards-Bulls 28:40 Blazers-Rockets 33:00 Suns-Spurs 37:00 Nuggets-Grizzlies 41:15 Mavericks-Jazz 45:00 Sixers-Kings 49:50 Pacers-Clippers 52:35 Viewer Questions Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 03/26/24
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha hit the top news items of the day, including the surging Rockets, concerns for Golden State and Brandon Ingram's injury. The guys then move into live viewer questions for the fantasy playoffs. 0:00: Intro 0:45: Rockets nipping at the Warriors' heels 5:35: Jalen Green 7:30: Pelicans + Brandon Ingram 10:30: Richaun Holmes, Marvin Bagley 14:05: Chimezie Metu 15:45: Anfernee Simons 17:45: Worth picking up Trae Young or Tyler Herro? 20:20: Strategies to counter...
Published 03/25/24
1:00 Celtics-Bucks, no Giannis or Jrue, how concerned? 4:00 Anthony Edwards rant 10:30 Wembanyama the No. 1 pick? 15:20 Ausar Thompson 17:30 Keon Ellis 20:20 Washington and other shutdowns? 27:00 Weekly vs. Daily leagues debate? 36:00 Malik Monk Sixth Man? Future Wemby point guard? 41:20 Dennis Schroder, Grayson Allen, Alex Caruso 46:00 Jimmy Butler - Would you draft Butler? 47:00 Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/21/24
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz discuss all of the latest fantasy basketball news and notes, including their biggest takeaways from Tuesday night's action. The guys also take live viewer questions, talk about the most valuable fantasy players of the season (value vs. ADP) and hit their favorite NCAA Tournament upsets and players to watch. 0:00: Intro 2:40: Magic dominate Hornets 5:15: Surging Pelicans (NOP vs. ORL on Thursday) 9:00: Coach of the Year debate 14:40: OKC as a double-digit...
Published 03/20/24
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Kirien Sprecher to recap all of the fantasy basketball news and notes from Monday night's action and preview the rest of the week. 0:45 Anthony Edwards dunk over Collins 4:40 Hawks give up three double-doubles to Lakers Bron, AD and Russell 7:40 Caris LeVert, Ty Haliburton, Georges Niang 11:30 Celtics: Porzingis back, No Tatum, No Jrue, Pritchard goes off, Derrick White goes off, etc.  20:00 Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson injuries, Heat, Jaime Jaquez 25:50...
Published 03/19/24
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss all of the latest fantasy basketball news and notes, including the recent downturn in scoring, players to stream/drop for the week ahead, best rest-of-season adds and much more. 0:00: Intro 1:00: Recent downturn in scoring 9:00: Suggs, Olynyk, Caruso, Amen Thompson, Middleton, Mann 11:45: Jaren Jackson games played expectations 14:45: Nesmith, Banton 17:40: Tre Jones, Sochan, Richards 20:15: Losing on a stat correction 21:45: Bagley, Lively 23:15: Who is...
Published 03/18/24
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss news and notes before diving into waiver wire suggestions. They close out the show with DFS advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 03/15/24
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Rick Kamla to talk fantasy basketball. 0:45 Bulls/Pacers, DeRozan, Coby White injury 6:45 Alperen Sengun, Jock Landale 9:45 Daniel Gafford, Dereck Lively 12:15 Luka injury 13:40 Corey Kispert and Bilal Coulibaly 23:00 Kelly Olynyk 25:40 Deandre Ayton 29:00 82 game schedule, shutdowns, Utah, Portland, Memphis, etc.  31:30 Micic 34:45 Sam Merrill and Georges Niang 39:00 Nuggets vs. Celtics - Who's better? 43:30 Viewer questions 59:00 Twitter/verified  1:00...
Published 03/14/24
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz recap a big Tuesday night in the NBA and hit all of the major news and storylines around the fantasy basketball world. 0:00: Intro 2:30: Tuesday night takeaways 3:00: Brandon's PrizePicks for tonight 7:20: Bucks blown out in Sacramento 14:35: Scoring down across the NBA 17:20: Rockets rotation post-Sengun (Jabari Smith, Amen Thompson, Jock Landale, etc.) 23:35: Hassan Whiteside talk 24:50: Amen Thompson 28:15: What can you get for Lauri Markkanen? 31:45: Scoot,...
Published 03/13/24