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    NBA Draft Lottery Fallout: Projecting The Top Five Picks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 37:20

    Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Raphielle Johnson discuss the fallout from Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery, projecting destinations for the top five picks, including Jabari Smith Jr., Chet Holmgren and Paolo Banchero. Also on this episode: what we're watching for from Luka Doncic in the Mavs-Warriors Western Conference Finals, and is Jimmy Butler convincing us to move him up our fantasy draft boards — despite the lingering injury risk?(02:09) Jimmy Butler monster Game 1 vs. Boston(05:50) Western Conference Finals Preview(11:51) Magic have the #1 pick, projecting destinations(16:30) Smith or Holmgren for Fantasy as a rookie?(22:12) Paolo Banchero thoughts(30:10) Keegan Murray and Detroit a good fit?  

    Weekend Playoff Takeaways + Fantasy Sixth Round In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 47:46

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@Docktora) react to Sunday's game sevens (including Luka Doncic and the Mavs knocking out Chris Paul and the Suns), plus a review of the sixth round of fantasy leagues — with Jaylen Brown and Jordan Poole among the players we discuss. Also on this episode: Can Clint Capela bounce back from a disappointing season, and are we headed for a Scottie Barnes breakout in year two?(2:33) Reactions to Sunday's Game 7 matchups(9:59) New Finals Predictions(12:05) 6th Round of Fantasy Leagues- Jerami Grant(16:15) 6th Round of Fantasy Leagues- Jaylen Brown(18:54) 6th Round of Fantasy Leagues- Jordan Poole(20:32) Clint Capela: Potential Bounce Back?(23:31) Who is making a Year 2 jump?(37:01) Dr. A's Tales From the Attic 

    Fantasy Playoff Stock Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 39:46

    Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander discuss who's rising and who's falling during these NBA Playoffs from a fantasy perspective, including Tyrese Maxey, Desmond Bane, Al Horford, Mike Conley, and Dillon Brooks. Also on this episode: Is a Jaren Jackson Jr. breakout imminent in 2022-23?(04:12) Fantasy playoff stock watch(11:34) Al Horford = Stock up(23:05) Desmond Bane or Tyrese Maxey in a dynasty league?(28:44) Mike Conley = Stock down

    Chris Paul's struggles, James Harden's new reality, DFS advice and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 28:16

    This episode dives into Chris Paul's recent struggles, James Harden's new reality, and Ja Morant's right knee bone bruise. Along the way, hosts Ryan Knaus and Raphielle Johnson dole out DFS advice for all of the Conference semifinals matchups!(01:10) Ja Morant injury(06:12) Steven Adams conversation(10:33) Mavericks/Suns series(18:02) 76ers/Heat series(25:06) Props for Al Horford

    Weekend Playoff Takeaways + Fantasy Fifth Round In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 50:17

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@Docktora)  discuss the latest from the NBA Playoffs — where Ja Morant is sidelined with a knee injury — and break down the players who posted fifth-round fantasy value this season, including playoff standouts Mikal Bridges and Tyrese Maxey. We also forecast our fantasy expectations for CJ McCollum, John Collins, Mo Bamba and more.(3:03) Jokic wins 2nd straight MVP(5:15) Mavericks tie up the series with the Suns(7:46) Sixers/Heat: Embiid and Harden tie up the series(10:41) Grizzlies/Warriors fallout(15:13) Celtics fall just short against the Bucks(18:22) Fifth-Round Fantasy Value (39:09) Dr. A's Tales from the Attic

    Way-Too-Early Free Agency Breakdown

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 51:25

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup), Steve Alexander (@Docktora), and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth)  take an early look at NBA free agency, including our expectations for Miles Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Zach LaVine, and Chris Boucher. We also look at the landscape for restricted free agents Mo Bamba, Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton, and more.(2:16) Joel Embiid's injury(6:23) An interesting Nets' off-season(15:17) The Chicago Bulls and Zach Lavine(17:17) A pay day for Miles Bridges?(24:56) The future of the Pacers(29:42) Victor Oladipo's resurgence(35:35) Mo Bamba(39:31) Key decisions upcoming in Portland

    4x5: Morant's Soaring ADP + Fading The Thunder

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 26:12

    Matt Stroup, Steve Alexander, Jonas Nader, Zak Hanshew and Brad Stonebraker break down some recent performances from the NBA Playoffs, including Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Tyler Herro. Also on this episode: the landscape for D'Angelo Russell after a disappointing postseason with the Timberwolves, and concerns about drafting Oklahoma City Thunder players with the team already hinting at tanking next season.(00:58) Fast paced game between Memphis and Golden State(06:45) Ja Morant a 1st rounder next year in Fantasy?(12:41) Brandon Clarke conversation(17:55) Jaren Jackson Jr. discussion

    Playoff Weekend Breakdown + Fantasy 4th Round In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 39:56

    Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some takeaways from the weekend in the NBA Playoffs, including strong openers for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ja Morant in the conference semifinals, plus a review of the players who provided fourth-round fantasy value this year. Among the names we cover during that part of the show: Darius Garland, Jaren Jackson Jr., Domantas Sabonis, and Bam Adebayo.(02:05) Review of Sunday's playoff games(08:29) Preview of Monday's games(14:03) Review players who provided 4th round value this year(23:43) Jaren Jackson, Jr. conversation(32:53) Zach LaVine discussion  

    Fantasy Season In Review: Raptors, Pelicans, Jazz

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 44:53

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup), Raphielle Johnson (@RaphielleJ) and Ryan Knaus (@RyanKnaus) discuss the latest takeaways from the NBA Playoffs — including an encouraging performance from James Harden — and our expectations for the recently-eliminated Raptors, Pelicans, and Jazz moving forward. That conversation includes: why we're so high on Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes, our concerns with Zion Williamson's fantasy outlook, and the uncertainty in Utah (and how it could affect Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell).(2:33) Sixers' offensive explosion(5:36) Suns and Chris Paul eliminate the Pelicans(10:00) Mavericks defeat the Jazz(17:23) Potential potency with the Raptors' lineup (24:36) Analyzing the Pelicans' roster(32:57) What now for Utah? 

    Reacting to Slow Starts with Chris Towers of CBS Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 37:40

    Chris Crawford (@crawford_milb) is joined by Chris Towers of CBS Sports (@CTowersCBS) to look at players who have gotten off to slow starts to begin the 2022 season. They discuss Randy Arozarena, Marcus Semien, Zack Wheeler and more. (5:28) Marcus Semien(10:00) Randy Arozarena(15:35) Concern for Kyle Tucker(21:19) Zack Wheeler(25:36) Tyler Mahle inconsistencies(28:45) Marcus Stroman 

    The Best Fantasy Players In The Playoffs So Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 33:25

    Matt Stroup is joined by Raphielle Johnson, Steve Alexander, Aaron Robinson and Jared Johnson to break down some of the best and most surprising fantasy performers in the playoffs, including Jordan Poole, Desmond Bane, Deandre Ayton and Jalen Brunson. Also on this episode: We break down what we've seen from Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke and the Grizzlies, and our expectations for Jonas Valanciunas in New Orleans moving forward.(01:30) Raphielle's playoff observations(09:39) Ja Morant is amazing(16:23) Mikal Bridges big night(23:32) Jalen Brunson's contractual future(25:48) Jonas Valanciunas future value

    Weekend Playoff Takeaways + Fantasy Third Round In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 31:59

    Matt Stroup and Dr. A discuss the latest from the NBA Playoffs over the weekend, with the Hawks and Nets in trouble, and the Suns-Pelicans and Grizzlies-Timberwolves series all even at 2-2. Also on this episode: We review the some of the names who produced third-round fantasy value this season, including DeMar DeRozan, Luka Doncic, Jrue Holiday and Pascal Siakam.(03:27) Takeaways from weekend playoff action(13:40) Reviewing 3rd Round Fantasy values 

    Key Playoff Injuries + Third-Year Breakout Candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 44:01

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@Docktora) discuss some key storylines from this week in the NBA Playoffs, including Jalen Brunson and Jordan Poole putting up huge box scores, and the impact of injuries to Khris Middleton and Devin Booker. Also on this episode: some third-year breakout players to watch moving forward, with Devin Vassell, Isaiah Stewart, Immanuel Quickley and Killian Hayes on our radar.(2:10) Charlotte fires James Borrego(4:05) The Grizzlies comeback victory(12:29) Mavs win without Luka against the Jazz(17:42) Warriors face off against the Nuggets(22:56) Kris Middleton, Devin Booker, and Ben Simmons injury reports(27:25) Third year breakout player candidates(39:18) Robert Williams' potential early return 

    Early Playoff Takeaways: Maxey And Poole Rising

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 37:35

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup), Zak Hanshew (@ZakTheMonster), Raphielle Johnson (@Raphiellej), Steve Alexander (@Docktora), and Brad Stonebraker (@BradBaker97) discuss the playoff performances of Tyrese Maxey, Jordan Poole, Trae Young, and Jimmy Butler — and how, if at all, these playoff performances impact their fantasy draft outlook heading into next season. Also on this episode: the outlook for Herb Jones and Davion Mitchell at/near the end of the first year of their NBA careers, and the latest Dr. A's Tales from the Attic, featuring an unexpected car ride with former NBA standout Rick Mahorn.(0:44) Youth movement in the playoffs: Tyrese Maxey and Jordan Poole(6:44) Rookie Profiles: Herb Jones and Davion Mitchell(12:33) Devin Booker's injury(15:27) Hawks/Heat deep dive(26:10): Dr. A's Tales from the Attic 

    Opening Weekend Playoff Breakdown + Fantasy 2nd Round In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 43:16

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@Docktora) break down the opening weekend of the NBA Playoffs, including the Nets-Celtics / Kyrie Irving-Jayson Tatum showdown, and discuss the players who posted second-round fantasy value this season — and where we'll be drafting them next year. Among the players we highlight in that conversation: Robert Williams, Chris Paul, Devin Booker, LaMelo Ball and Donovan Mitchell. (1:46) Celtics win Game 1 in Dramatic Fashion(7:08) Hawks fall to the Miami Heat(9:16) Raptors vs. Sixers(15:49) Timberwolves upset the Grizzlies(19:22) Final playoff opening weekend takeaways(22:36) Second-Round Fantasy value(29:56) High upside players to draft 

    2022 NBA Playoff Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 67:34

    April 15: Corey Parson (@TheFantasyExec) is joined by members of NBC Sports EDGE's Betting Team and Roundball Stew Crew to preview the 2022 NBA Playoffs. Vaughn Dalzell (@VmoneySports), Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@docktora) set their sights on the Eastern Conference, while Drew Dinsick (@whale_capper), Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) break down the Western Conference. PointsBet Head Trader Jay Croucher (@croucherJD) also details how bettors are attacking the playoffs and discusses plus-money wagers of interest. The group wrap up the show by giving their predictions for Conference and NBA Champion.(1:40) – Can Heat be upset in Round 1?(5:38) – 76ers vs Raptors Preview(10:59) – Bucks vs Bulls Breakdown(15:27) – Celtics vs Nets Heavyweight Bout(25:32) – Will the Suns roll in against the 8-seed?(28:06) – Luka injury looms large vs Jazz(34:12) – Warriors vs Nuggets Preview(40:11) – Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Breakdown(45:04) – How Bettors are attacking the Playoffs and Intriguing Plus-money wagers(59:23) – Conference and NBA Champion Predictions

    4x5: Haliburton's Future In Indy, Ant Man's Upside & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 28:39

    (00:58) OKC situation(08:13) De'Aaron Fox's season(14:26) Hawks/Hornets tonight(20:05) Anthony Edwards big night to open Postseason

    Fantasy First Round In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 38:51

    With the regular season over, and the NBA Playoffs just ahead, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down the top 12 fantasy players from this past season, and consider where we'd draft them next year, including Nikola Jokic, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid and LeBron James. Also on this episode: How high should we be taking Dejounte Murray, Trae Young, Steph Curry and a possibly declining James Harden heading into next year?And, our latest installment of Dr. A's Tales From The Attic, featuring Steve Alexander, a pair of shoes, a set of car keys, and former Indiana Pacers star Herb Williams.

    2022 Waiver Wire Awards

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 36:04

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup), Jonas Nader (@JonasNader), and Steve Alexander (@Docktora) hand out the year-end fantasy basketball Waiver Wire Awards, including Pickup of the Year, Silly Season Hero and, of course, the Cedi Pills Award.(3:05) Silly Season Hero of the Year(6:35) Cedi Pills Award(10:49) Waiver Wire Letdown(15:11) Stash of the Year(18:17) 10th time the Charm Award(20:24) Ye of Little Faith Award(24:16) Shallow League Pickup of the year 

    5x5: Jalen Green's Late-Season Surge, Playoff Teams To Fade

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 32:38

    Matt Stroup, Ryan Knaus, Zak Hanshew, Vaughn Dalzell, Brad Stonebraker and Jared Johnson discuss Jalen Green's streak of 30-plus point games, the outlook for Donte DiVincenzo in Sacramento, plus reasons to fade the Bulls, Cavs and Jazz in the postseason. Also on this episode: a few notable late-season waiver wire options for fantasy leagues that run to the end of the line.(01:47) Toronto clinch at top 6 seed(08:45) Knicks to look out for this week(13:22) Teams Vaughn is thinking about fading(18:51) Donte DiVincenzo update(24:32) Jalen Green with another big night(30:48) Lakers eliminated

    2021-22 Fantasy Surprises

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 51:48

    Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus) and Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) discuss some of the season's biggest fantasy surprises, for better or worse. DeMar DeRozan and Tyrese Haliburton are among those players who exceeded expectations, while De'Aaron Fox and Isaiah Stewart were letdowns, but which trends have staying power and which were mirages?(1:17) Pickup of the day(4:37) Positive surprises from this fantasy season (23:49) Negative outcomes from this fantasy season(42:34) Dr. A's tales from the attic

    End-Of-Season Waiver Adds + Pickup Of The Year Finalists

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 37:12

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup), Jonas Nader (@JonasNader), and Steve Alexander (@Docktora) discuss some waiver pickups to consider on the Pacers, Thunder, Blazers, and Kings (including Theo Maledon, Brandon Williams and Damian Jones). Also on this episode: We discuss the near- and long-term upside for Markelle Fultz with the Magic, and name the finalists for Waiver Wire Pickup of the Year. (2:21) Waiver wire pickups for the Pacers and Thunder(9:41)  Waiver wire pickups for the Blazers and Kings(17:21) Killian Hayes(19:49) Markelle Fultz (21:42) Moses Brown's impact on the Thunder(23:12) Waiver Wire Pickups of the Year Nominees    

    Late-Season Blazers & Magic Outlook, Final Four Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 24:38

    Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Thomas Casale and Brad Stonebraker to discuss our expectations for Drew Eubanks, Brandon Williams, Wendell Carter Jr., Mo Bamba, and Franz Wagner. Also on this episode: what to expect when Duke-UNC and Villanova-Kansas face off in the Final Four, and the case for Paolo Banchero as No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. (00:44) Wendell Carter, Jr. and the state of the Magic(06:34) Franz Wagner discussion(12:12) Final Four preview(18:02) Portland AKA "Silly Season Hereos"  

    Time Lord Injury, Waiver Adds & Tales From The Attic Pt. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 36:53

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup), Zak Hanshew (@Zakthemonster), and Noah Rubin (@Noah_Rubin) discuss the fallout from Robert Williams' knee injury, the latest waiver adds (including a lot of Pacers and Thunder), plus a story of the time Dr. A went shoe shopping with Darryl Dawkins. Also on this episode: Kyrie Irving's home debut, and the Blazers lose late-season sensation Trendon Watford.(3:33) Kyrie Irving's first game in Brooklyn(5:39) Robert Williams' knee injury(8:26) Brandon Ingram returns; Pelicans new lineup(11:00) Trendon Watford is out for the season(15:47) Grizzlies continue to win without Morant(18:19) Hawks vs. Pacers(24:02) Players hinting at fantasy value(28:30) Dr. A's Tales from the Attic  

    Waiver Wire Adds + NCAA Tournament Talk With Carlos Boozer

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 42:03

    Matt Stroup, Steve Alexander and Jonas Nader talk waiver wire pickups (including Davion Mitchell and Goga Bitadze), and are joined by Carlos Boozer for a Duke/NCAA Tournament breakdown — with a look at how things stand with Boozer's 50k bet on Duke to go the distance. Below is a full breakdown of the episode:(00:00) Carlos Boozer joins the show to talk Duke hoops, Coach K's last dance, and a 50k bet(11:08) What do do with Cam Payne now that Chris Paul is back(15:36) Waiver Wire Pickups: Tyus Jones, Goga Bitadze, Davion Mitchell and more

    Kyrie Irving is cleared to play in New York and the Grizzlies look unstoppable

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 43:35

    On the last Thursday edition of Roundball Stew this season, Steve Alexander (@docktora) and Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) look at Kyrie Irving (43 points), who made big headlines in more ways than one on Wednesday as news broke that he's finally going to be allowed to play in New York and should make his debut on Sunday. Ja Morant was out for the Grizzlies allowing the rest of the team to flourish, Obi Toppin is coming on in New York and Theo Maledon made a surprise appearance on the same night that Aleksej Pokusevski was the 'Poeltl answer'.(06:22) Busy day for Kyrie Irving(09:45) Obi Toppin, why isn't he playing more?(18:20) Spencer Dinwiddie plays well with Dallas(24:55) Tobias Harris play as of late for Philladelphia(31:00) Giannis won't play Thursday night vs. Washington(37:03) Backcourt situation in Sacramento  

    5x5: Poole & Porter Rising, DFS Tips, Bamba & Randle's Futures

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 32:58

    Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson, Noah Rubin, Renee Miller, Brad Stonebraker and Jared Johnson discuss the outlook for Jordan Poole and Otto Porter Jr. with Steph Curry out, plus some DFS tools and tips, and the future fantasy outlooks for Julius Randle and Mo Bamba. Also on this episode: We consider some of the names who could be the waiver wire pickup of the year, including Anfernee Simons, Herb Jones, and Franz Wagner.(0:57) Julius Randle(4:41) Otto Porter Jr. and Jordan Poole(9:47) Tyus Jones' outlook(18:39) Mo Bamba(25:13) Waiver Wire pickup of the year(30:43) The Last Word 

    Cut-em or Keep-em, big names with uncertain timetables in the fantasy playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 33:57

    Jared Johnson (@Jae_The_Truth) and Raphielle Johnson (@Raphiellej) go through a list of big name players such as Ben Simmons, Paul George and Jarrett Allen to name a few and answer the question: are these guys worth holding for the remainder of the fantasy hoops season. Plus, a discussion on what to do with Sacramento's dilapidated front court, and Zion Williamson's future potential in the league. All that and more in Tuesday's final edition of Roundball Stew. (0:27) Pickup of the day(1:25) Cut-em or Keep-Em(15:41) De'Aaron Fox + Sacramento's front court(21:47) Julius Randle to miss tonight's game(26:18) Zion Williamson's injury update(29:54) Jonathan Isaac will not return this season

    Talking Silly Season with Brian Rosenworcel

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 43:27

    In Monday's Roundball Stew Steve Alexander (@docktora) sits down with drummer Brian Rosenworcel (@Bowl_of_Worcel) from the band Guster to talk some fantasy hoops. Season-ending injuries for Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson, the return of Chris Paul and a big night for Davion Mitchell are all discussed. There are three teams that play only two games this week, leaving some fantasy managers in a hole. Brian makes a live pickup on the air that may help you make a similar move.(7:11) Few games remaining and issues with fantasy lineups(20:40) Jamal Crawford retires and Josh Richardson's resurgence (25:46) Russell Westbrook records his first triple double in 2022(27:12) Jae Crowder's injury and other NBA news(29:59) Davion Mitchell's strong performance(32:00) Fantasy implications with the New York Knicks

    Waiver Wire Adds: Bones, Vanderbilt & Post-Curry Injury Options

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 41:04

    Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander highlight some waiver wire options to consider in the aftermath of Steph Curry's injury, including Gary Payton II, Bones Hyland, Jarred Vanderbilt and more. Also on this episode: a lot of Thunder talk (and actual thunder), as we consider the latest on Aleksej Pokusevski and Tre Mann.(04:32) Steph Curry injury update(11:43) Can we believe in Jarred Vanderbilt?(22:40) Aleksej Pokusevski conversation(32:03) Brandon Williams.  What to make of him?   

    Stephen Curry's down and Spencer Dinwiddie is fitting in nicely in Dallas.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 34:17

     Steve Alexander (@docktora) and Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) break down a busy Wednesday night in the NBA in Thursday's edition of the Roundball Stew. Stephen Curry is out indefinitely after taking a hard shot to the leg by Marcus Smart. Was it a hustle play? Was it dirty? Tune in to find out. Luka Doncic fed Spencer Dinwiddie in Brooklyn for a game-winning 3-pointer in the best game of the night, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has it on cruise control right now and Goran Dragic is suddenly relevant again. The guys also talk some schedule as several teams only play two games next week. (01:50) Steph Curry out indefinitely. Dirty play by Marcus Smart?(04:33) Big night in Brooklyn for Luka Doncic. What's next for Spencer Dinwiddie?(13:15) Will Philadelphia win the East?(21:50) Zach Lavine and Chicago discussion(25:23) Listener submitted questions  

    4x5: Kyrie's 60-Point Game, Fantasy League-Winners & March Madness Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 25:14

    Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander, Zak Hanshew, Thomas Casale and Jared Johnson to discuss the aftermath of Kyrie Irving's huge Tuesday night, some players who are proving to be fantasy league-winners down the stretch, and a quick preview of the NCAA Tournament — including favorite underdogs and weakest No. 1 seeds. Also on this episode: the outlook for some waiver wire Indiana Pacers down the stretch. (0:58) Kyrie Irving and Karl Anthony Towns drop 60 points apiece(6:29) A look back on some of the top fantasy selections from this season(13:03) Previewing the NCAA Tournament(18:41) Analyzing the Indiana Pacers(21:57) Notes from the Pelicans and around the league 

    Karl-Anthony Towns scores 60; Draymond, BroLo & LeVert all return

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 38:36

    Karl-Anthony Towns scored 60 points vs. the Spurs, outshining Stephen Curry (47) and Trae Young (46). Plus, we saw the returns of Draymond Green, Brook Lopez and Caris LeVert. Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) put a fantasy slant on the latest hoops news in Tuesday's Roundball Stew!(2:19) Four players that can help your playoff lineup(3:59) Karl-Anthony Towns sets Franchise Record(8:07) Returning to the Hardwood: Draymond Green, Brook Lopez, and Caris LeVert(23:20) Impact of John Collins' hand injury(30:19) Portland continues to battle(33:22) Players potentially returning on Tuesday

    Brackets and Bets: Live Underdogs, Teams to Fade + National Title Favorites

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 69:19

    March 14: Corey Parson (@TheFantasyExec), Drew Dinsick (@whale_capper), Vaughn Dalzell(@VmoneySports), and Tom Casale (@TheTomCasale) set the stage for handicapping the tournament by analyzing the right methodology when approaching the games before breaking down top storylines in each region. The group also identifies live underdogs who have value and discuss top seeds who have red flags. PointsBet Senior Editor Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) also stops by to detail bettor behavior entering the tournament and explains which teams are the top liabilities for the book. Corey, Drew, Vaughn and Tom wrap up the show with who they believe will emerge from each region, and make their case for which team will be crowed National Champion. 

    LeBron's Dominant Season, Blazers & Pelicans Waiver Wire Bonanza

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 34:34

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@Docktora) react to the latest developments from LeBron James's dominant fantasy (and real-life) season, and talk waiver wire options from New Orleans to Portland, including Jaxson Hayes, Naji Marshall, and Trendon Watford. Also on this episode: Dillon Brooks, Alex Caruso, and Brook Lopez are back... but what does it mean for our fantasy playoffs?(2:38) Historic performances from Lebron James(5:01) Josh Hart is taking flight(10:16) Opportunities for centers across the NBA(13:08) Dillon Brooks is back for the Grizzlies(15:01) Alex Caruso returns(20:26) Pelicans Waiver Wire(26:48) Key names to look for and Waiver Wire Pickups

    Waiver Wire Adds: Sengun, Watford, Wiggins & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 42:52

    Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some late-season players of note in Oklahoma City, Portland and Houston, including Alperen Sengun, Trendon Watford, and Aaron Wiggins. Also on this episode: the outlook for Jonathan Kuminga, Chris Duarte, Isaiah Jackson and Goga Bitadze.(02:06) Isaiah Roby thoughts(08:23) Alperen Sengun play as of late(18:27) Stash Alex Caruso?(29:06) Goga Bitadze conversation(39:05) Dicussion on Marvin Bagley  

    Alparen Sengun breaks out, will Houston finally play the kids?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 42:49

     Steve Alexander (@docktora) and Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) talk Alperen Sengun's big night on Thursday's Roundball Stew.  Luka Doncic is just two technical fouls away from a suspension, Devin Booker is back in a big way and Marcus Morris, Trendon Watford and Aaron Wiggins are all waiver-wire guys making a lot of noise right now.  Jared Johnson barges onto the scene to talk some smack about his two matchups with Dr. A and we wrap up with a look at a struggling John Collins and a hot Bobby Portis. (03:40) Lakers/ Rockets recap(08:28) Luka Doncic is nearing a suspension for technical fouls(17:57) Will Shai Gilgeous-Alexander be shut down by OKC?(25:52) Do you want Mason Plumlee on your roster next week?  

    5x5: Decoding Late-Season OKC Chaos, Bruce Brown's Rise & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 31:59

    Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Vaughn Dalzell, Aaron Robinson and Brad Stonebraker to look at some key late-season contributors in Oklahoma City (including Tre Mann and Aleksej Pokusevski), the sudden sustained spike in production from Bruce Brown in Brooklyn, plus futures bets on the Hawks and Sixers. Also on this episode: late-season opportunities for Brandon Williams, Marvin Bagley, and the amazing consistency of Terry Rozier.(1:17) Season ending injuries(6:53) Trending fantasy options from OKC(9:47) Elevation of the Pistons' stars(13:03) Analyzing the playoff odds for the 76ers and the Hawks(18:55) Opportunities in Portland(22:38) Fantasy risers across the league

    Kyle Lowry returns and Victor Oladipo debuts for Heat; plus, Jalen Green and the Rockets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 38:37

    Kyle Lowry returned and Victor Oladipo made his season debut on Monday! Plus, Immanuel Quickley paid off as a pickup, Jalen Green remains hot, and which teams should be streamed to maximize games in the fantasy playoffs? Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) put a fantasy slant on the latest hoops news in Tuesday's Roundball Stew!(1:54) Pickup of the Day(9:35) Hawks and the Pistons go to overtime(16:55) Young players rise as the Warriors rest their stars(19:04) Kyle Lowry returns along with Victor Oladipo(20:45) Josh Christopher and Jalen Green lead the Rockets(28:10) Kings vs. the Knicks analysis 

    Porzingis Debuts, Jarrett Allen's Injury, Poeltl's Creator Stops By

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 39:08

    Matt Stroup and Dr. A discuss some key fantasy storylines at the start of the week, including the impact of Jarrett Allen's injury and Kristaps Porzingis's Wizards debut, plus a conversation with Gabe Danon, the creator of the NBA player guessing game, Poeltl. Also on this episode: waiver wire pickups to consider at the start of this week, including Malik Beasley, De'Andre Hunter, Bruce Brown and Trendon Watford.(5:05) The impact of Jarrett Allen's injury  on the Cavs(6:58) Kristaps Porzingis's Wizards debut(8:58) News and impact performances from the weekend(17:05) Interview with Gabe Danon(31:05) Waiver Wire pickups

    Waiver Wire Pickups: Poku, Roby, Thybulle & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 43:49

    Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Dr. A highlight some notable waiver wire pickups, including Aleksej Pokusevski, Isaiah Roby, Matisse Thybulle and Bruce Brown. Also on this episode: the case for picking up Gabe Vincent, Corey Kispert, Markelle Fultz, and an obligatory Poeltl update. (00:38) Jakob Poeltl update(4:40) Spotlight on Aleksej Pokusevski(08:45) Isaih Roby conversation(14:36) Kentavius Caldwell-Pope.  Should he be rostered more?(23:30) Lonnie Walker has been hot recently(30:15) Pick up Gary Payton II?(36:20) Malik Beasley worth a look?  

    Harden Stays Hot + Suns, Cavs and Pacers Backcourt Boosts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 38:35

    With James Harden, Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey staying red-hot, Steve Alexander (@docktora) and Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) analyze what it means for Tobias Harris' long term outlook in Philly. The duo also discuss the backcourt boost Cameron Payne, Darius Garland and Malcom Brogdon provided for their respective teams Wednesday night, as well as LaMelo Ball's disappearing act in Cleveland. Also in this episode: the dynamic of Jalen Smith and Isaiah Jackson in Indianapolis, Raph jumping off the Alperen Sengun bandwagon, and Dr. A's new mascot Aleksej Pokusevski. (01:20) James Harden impressive home debut in Philly(09:37) Indiana big men(16:48) Drop Kyle Lowry?(19:30) Aleksej Pokusevski hype temperature check(34:04) Listener submitted questions    

    5x5: Key Fantasy Questions For Suns, Wizards + DFS Lineup Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 33:26

    Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Renee Miller, Noah Rubin and Brad Stonebraker to discuss Corey Kispert, Kristaps Porzingis, Cam Payne, Mikal Bridges, and some key steps to take — and avoid — at the start of building a DFS lineup. Also on this episode: Bam Adebayo's late-season surge in blocks, and Derrick White's updated outlook in Boston.(0:40) Corey Kispert and Kristaps Porzingis(6:21) Derrick White and the Boston Celtics (8:58) Minnesota's backcourt(11:46) DFS Strategy(21:21) Cam Payne(24:54) Bam Adebayo making a resurgence(27:34) Mikal Bridges impact without Chris Paul

    Ja Morant's career-high 52 points; Pacers' fantasy picture; injury updates

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 33:42

    Ja Morant's career-high 52 points & immediate impact on PointsBet MVP odds; OG Anunoby and Fred VanVleet injuries; a look at the fantasy haves and have-nots in Indiana. Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) dive into pessimistic injury outlooks and put a fantasy slant on the latest hoops news in Tuesday's Roundball Stew!(3:28) MVP Odds(4:43) Pickup of the Day(9:39) Scottie Barnes  and Raptors injuries(14:37) Injury updates(21:46) Vaccine Mandates(24:06) Buddy Hield and the Pacers' new lineup

    Harden's Debut, Big-Name Injury Updates & More Waiver Adds

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 37:00

    Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander react to some of the big developments from the weekend, including the impact of James Harden on Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris, plus the latest on Kyrie Irving, Ben Simmons, and Kevin Durant. Also on this episode: waiver wire pickups coming out of the weekend, from Tre Mann to Isaiah Jackson.(2:21) Kevin Durant close to returning?(5:39) Injury news around the association(10:42) James Harden makes his Sixers debut(14:34) What is Damian Lillard's status?(18:42) Waiver wire pickups(24:43) Backup point guards that need to step up(27:32) The Wizards lineup situation(30:15) Other interesting pickups

    Waiver Wire Pickups: Kuminga, Avdija, Suns PGs & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 44:38

    Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Dr. A highlight some of the top waiver wire pickups to consider coming out of the All-Star break, including Jonathan Kuminga, Deni Avdija, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Cameron Payne. Also on this episode: the potential for Isaiah Jackson, Tre Mann and Jaxson Hayes down the stretch.(02:47) Any worthy waiver wire pickups on Cleveland?(11:07) Looking at a pair of Wizards: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Deni Avdija(16:15) Maxi Kleber's play as of late(21:36) How high are you on Aleksej Pokusevski? (Oklahoma City)(29:07) Jaxson Hayes conversation(39:40) Answering listener submitted questions     

    Best and Worst Playoff Schedules + Players to Monitor

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 46:29

    On Thursday's Roundball Stew Doc (@docktora) and Raph (@raphiellej) break down the remaining NBA schedule as it pertains to fantasy hoops. Four teams play three games this week and they highlight players from those teams to take a flier on. The duo also analyze the five-game weeks for the Raptors and Cavs and recommend moves and pickups based on those schedules. Among the players discussed: Deni Avdija, Aleksej Pokusevski, CJ Elleby, Trendan Watford and Cedi Osman . They wrap up the show with several viewer/listener questions and offer their takes on guys like Isaiah Jackson, Jusuf Nurkic, Ayo Dosunmu, Chris Boucher and OG Anunoby.(2:00) - Analyzing options with the Celtics, Suns, Pistons and Nuggets given their upcoming schedule(9:30) - Play Giannis for one game or Jaylen Brown for three this week?(11:55) - Best and worst playoff schedules for teams around the league(21:30) - Projecting James Harden's start with the 76ers(23:50) - Top 5 Players to pick up for the remainder of the season(29:30) - Viewer/Listener questions on  OG Anunoby, Jusuf Nurkic, Ayo Dosunmu, Chris Bouchert and more

    4x5: SGA And Giddey's Outlook In OKC + Is It Safe To Drop Lillard?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 24:53

    Matt Stroup is joined by Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) , Zak Hanshew (@zakthemonster), Brad Stonebraker, and Jared Johnson (Jae_Tha_Truth) to look at the landscape for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, and Darius Bazley on the tanking Thunder, and whether we'll see Damian Lillard suit up again this season for the Blazers. Also on this episode: the impact of CJ McCollum on Brandon Ingram in New Orleans, and Harrison Barnes looks poised for a big finish in Sacramento.(0:54) What to do with Damian Lillard(3:13) Kuminga and the Warriors(5:49) The landscape in Oklahoma City(12:03) CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram's on-court chemistry(18:17) Jalen Green poised for a big leap?(21:18) Wizards front-court rotation

    Draymond Green, Zion Williamson and the NBA injury landscape

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 44:32

    Draymond Green (back) is out until mid-March at the earliest, and injury updates have been scarce for guys like James Wiseman, Malcolm Brogdon, and of course Zion Williamson. Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) dive into pessimistic injury outlooks and put a fantasy slant on the latest hoops news in Tuesday's Roundball Stew!(4:11) Draymond Green injury update(8:06) Ben Simmons to make his debut?(14:41) Malcolm Brogdon injury timeline(18:56) Zion Williamson(24:45) Damian Lillard injury(35:56) "Do They Play Basketball" 

    All-Star Weekend Takeaways, CP3's Injury & More Waiver Adds

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 26:02

    Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander discuss some of the best and worst of NBA All-Star weekend, the impact of Chris Paul's injury, and some more waiver pickups to consider. Among the still-widely-available names we discuss: Deni Avdija, Jaxson Hayes, Maxi Kleber and Donte DiVincenzo.(1:40) Chris Paul injury impact(7:25) Goran Dragić to  the Brooklyn Nets(8:29) All-Star Weekend takeaways(16:52) Waiver wire adds post All-Star Break 

    All-Star Break Waiver Adds: McDaniels, Avdija, Hayes & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 40:10

    Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight some waiver wire pickups to consider as we arrive at the All-Star break, including Jaden McDaniels, Deni Avdija, and a suddenly-productive-again Jaxson Hayes. Also on this episode: The landscape in L.A. in the wake of Anthony Davis's injury, Alperen Sengun's up and down week, and can we finally trust Maxi Kleber?(03:45) Latest news on Anthony Davis injury(07:20) Waiver waiver pickups to consider(23:24) Looking at Aleksej Pokusevski AKA "Poku"(32:06) Pacers big man situation(36:15) WHat's up with De'Andre Hunter?  

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