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    Weekend Takeaways: The Rookies Are Legit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 23:38

    Matt Stroup, Aaron Robinson and Jared Johnson discuss six big takeaways from the first week/weekend of the NBA season, including a wave of rookies that are immediately fantasy relevant — from Jalen Green to Evan Mobley to Josh Giddey. Plus, what we've noticed about Sacramento's three-guard lineup, and our expectations for Davion Mitchell and Harrison Barnes moving forward. 

    Waiver Wire Pickups, Week 1: Bane, Duarte, Reddish + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 25:33

    Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander highlight some serviceable and intriguing waiver wire pickups for Week 1 (and looking ahead to Week 2), including Chris Duarte, Desmond Bane and Cam Reddish after all three posted 20+ points in their respective season openers. We also discuss the potential for Eric Bledsoe, Terance Mann, Nic Claxton and a number of others on this episode.Check out Jonas's Waiver Wired column on NBC Sports EDGE: https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/article/waiver-wired/nba-waiver-wired-week-1

    LaMelo, Jaylen Brown + Other Notable Season Debuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 28:00

    Steve Alexander (@doktora) and Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) dig into notable performances on Wednesday night - including huge season debuts from LaMelo Ball, Jaylen Brown and Ja Morant. The duo also break down how a change of address for Evan Fournier (Knicks), as well as Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell (Wizards) could mean big things this season. Also put under the microscope: rookies Chris Duarte and Evan Mobley. 

    4x5 — Westbrook's Inauspicious Debut + Claxton, Poole & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 24:10

    Matt Stroup is joined by four writers from the NBC Sports EDGE basketball crew (Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Steve Alexander and Jared Johnson) for five minutes each to talk fantasy topics of their choosing. We react to Russell Westbrook's disappointing Lakers debut, and talk expectations for Jordan Poole, Nic Claxton, Patty Mills and others. 

    Late-ADP breakout candidates + Q&A mailbag + Expert draft reflection

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 38:04


    With the NBA season about to tip off and most fantasy drafts in the books, Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) prognosticate about potential Waiver Wire Pickups of the Year, including R.J. Hampton, Killian Hayes and (gasp!) Coby White. They also discuss most fantasy managers' seeming indifference to drafting Trae Young at the turn, the merits of Caris LeVert outside the top-100, and whether people are sleeping on Chris Boucher. Plus, does Robert Williams III's Average Draft Position of 57.1 still leave room for upside?


    Week 1 Fantasy Hoops Storylines: Simmons, Kyrie, KAT + More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 29:24

    On the eve of the 2021-22 NBA season, Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@doktora) sit down to preview some of the key fantasy storylines to watch as the season gets underway, including the uncertain status of Ben Simmons in Philadelphia and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn. Plus, are Caris LeVert and Jaren Jackson Jr. worth the injury risk in fantasy drafts, and is it possible we're too low on Karl-Anthony Towns — even though he's a consensus first-round fantasy pick?

    Key Fantasy Questions — Southwest Division: Zion, Sengun, Dejounte & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 30:13


    Heading into the final weekend of drafts before the NBA regular season, Ryan Knaus, Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup preview the Southwest Division from a fantasy perspective, discussing the injury status of Zion (and what it means for the rest of the Pelicans), any Mavs to draft other than Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and the potential upside for rookie big man Alperen Sengun. Also on this episode: our expectations for Desmond Bane, De'Anthony Melton and Dejounte Murray.


    Favorite Draft Targets: Jaylen Brown, OG Anunoby, De'Aaron Fox & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 31:26

    Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Jared Johnson discuss some of their favorite early-round, mid-round and late-round fantasy draft targets, including Jaylen Brown, OG Anunoby, De'Aaron Fox, Evan Mobley and Mo Bamba. Plus, our expectations for Tobias Harris, Bogdan Bogdanovic and more.

    ADP Battles: LaMelo vs. Mitchell, Edwards vs. Porzingis & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 46:16

    Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander are joined by Dan Besbris and Adam King from Hoop-Ball.com to discuss some dilemmas that fantasy basketball managers may be facing in the days ahead. Among the ADP battles we hit (based on Yahoo ADP): Kevin Durant vs. Damian Lillard, LaMelo Ball vs. Donovan Mitchell, Anthony Edwards vs. Kristaps Porzingis — and more.

    Key Fantasy Questions: Pacific Division

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 40:18

    We continue our series of NBA divisional previews with a look at some of the key fantasy storylines in the Pacific, including what's at stake for Deandre Ayton, where to draft LeBron James, and the potentially overlooked upside of De'Aaron Fox. We also discuss the late-round potential of Jordan Poole, whether we're interested in drafting Buddy Hield, Harrison Barnes and Marvin Bagley — and whether Kawhi Leonard's absence will result in a higher ceiling for Marcus Morris.

    Expert Fantasy Basketball Draft: 12-team, 9-category Head-to-Head

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 82:15

    The NBC Sports EDGE crew gets together with a panel of experts from across the fantasy basketball industry for a 12-team, 9-category head-to-head draft, featuring a wide range of sleepers and shocking picks along the way (including the guy who went first overall). Listen to hear the draft position and fantasy outlook for players including LaMeLo Ball, Michael Porter Jr., LeBron James, De'Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell and a ton of others. Our expert panel includes — from NBC Sports EDGE: Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson, Renee Miller, Steve Alexander, Vaughn Dalzell, Jonas Nader, Jared Johnson and Aaron Robinson. Plus, Dalton Del Don (Yahoo), Dan Besbris (HoopBall), Josh Lloyd (Basketball Monster) and Jonathan Wasserman (Bleacher Report), with Matt Stroup hosting.

    Recent News Roundup: KPJ, Wiggins, Sabonis & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:26

    Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@doktora) break down some recent headlines that could impact how we approach our fantasy leagues, including the latest on Caris LeVert's injury situation, Andrew Wiggins's availability for Warriors home games, and Domantas Sabonis getting the green light to shoot a lot more 3s. Plus, a lofty assists goal for Rockets point guard Kevin Porter Jr. that results in our latest podcast shirsey bet.

    Key Fantasy Questions: Northwest Division

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 26:32

    Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander take a look at at the NBA's Northwest Division for fantasy purposes, hitting some key questions on the Jazz, Nuggets, Blazers, Timberwolves and Thunder. Among the topics discussed on this episode: a rare feat that Mike Conley pulled off last year (and whether he can repeat it at age 34 this season), Michael Porter Jr.'s status as a potential early-round fantasy pick, and Jusuf Nurkic's attempt to bounce back from a somewhat disappointing 2020-21. Plus, our expectations for Karl-Anthony Towns and Malik Beasley in Minnesota, as well as the upside — and downside — for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in Oklahoma City.

    10 Late-Round Draft Targets For Late September

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 36:44


    With NBA training camps getting underway this week, Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus and Aaron Robinson to highlight 10 intriguing names to target late in fantasy drafts, including Terance Mann, Malik Beasley and Jaden McDaniels, as well as a trio of fliers out of Oklahoma City — Lu Dort, Josh Giddey and the wild card of wild cards, Aleksej Pokusevski.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Key Fantasy Questions: Southeast Division

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 37:45

    Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson and Matt Stroup continue our series of NBA division previews with a fantasy-centric look at the Southeast. We discuss what to expect from the Hawks shooting guards and small forwards (Bogdan Bogdanovic, De'Andre Hunter, Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish) in terms of playing time and production. Plus, our outlook for players including LaMelo Ball, Bradley Beal, Daniel Gafford, Miles Bridges, Mo Bamba, Jonathan Isaac and Kyle Lowry — who becomes a scary but intriguing fantasy proposition with a new team at age 35.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How Valuable Is Ja Morant In Fantasy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 30:54

    He is one of the most exciting real-life point guards out there, and a polarizing player when it comes to fantasy, and today, Matt Stroup and Jared Johnson debate the fantasy value of Ja Morant, while Steve Alexander plays the role of mediator/referee/dad. Also on this episode: Our expectations for Lonzo Ball, Kyle Lowry, Kyle Anderson and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    5 Key Fantasy Questions: Central Division

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 32:05

    Matt Stroup is joined by Raphielle Johnson, Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander to tackle five key questions in the Central Division, including our workload expectations for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton in Milwaukee, the role of DeMar DeRozan as he arrives in Chicago, and the dynamic in the Pistons frontcourt between Kelly Olynyk and Isaiah Stewart.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    5 September ADP Standouts: Ayton, Capela, MPJ & More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 20:08

    With just over a month to go until the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight five players with intriguing/perplexing/surprising early ADPs in Yahoo drafts, including Deandre Ayton, Michael Porter Jr., Clint Capela and some late-round players of note.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    5 Key Fantasy Questions: Atlantic Division

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 30:43

    We begin a six-week series of NBA division previews by looking at five key fantasy questions from the Atlantic, as Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson and Matt Stroup discuss their expectations for Tobias Harris, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Pascal Siakam.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Early ADP Surprises: Luka, LeBron, Embiid And More

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 33:10

    Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander take a look at Yahoo ADPs as of early December, breaking down some names that stand out as surprises based on where they've been going in drafts. We discuss whether Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, LeBron James and Ja Morant are all going too early based on injury concerns and/or last year's fantasy production, and why Anthony Edwards's ADP is potentially a little lower than it should be. Plus, Steve's neighbor/Lakers fan Jakob stops by to talk LeBron, Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, and hitting golf balls from Jakob's porch onto Steve's roof.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ben Simmons Trade Talk + Hornets Position Battles

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 38:50

    As Ben Simmons trade rumors continue to escalate, Matt Stroup, Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander discuss where Simmons could potentially land, and what this could all mean for promising young Sixers point guard Tyrese Maxey. Then, we take a look at one of the more crowded/intriguing rosters in the league for fantasy purposes — the Charlotte Hornets — and break down what to expect from LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, Kelly Oubre, Miles Bridges, P.J. Washington, not to mention Mason "Squeaky Dimes" Plumlee.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Top Draft Targets For Late August / Early September 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 27:13


    With some seven weeks to go until the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander highlight 10 favorite draft targets as of late August (and soon to be early September). We discuss the latest on early-round picks ranging from Luka Doncic to Trae Young to Fred VanVleet and Nikola Vucevic, plus some intriguing options available in the middle-to-latter part of your draft, including Chris Boucher, Robert Williams and yes — Khem Birch.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Six Burning Fantasy Questions For August 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 39:08

    With less than eight weeks to go until the start of the 2021-22 NBA regular season, Raphielle Johnson and Ryan Knaus join Matt Stroup to ask and answer six burning fantasy questions that are on our minds this month. We discuss the status of (and outlook for) Ben Simmons heading into this season, whether we're concerned about Karl-Anthony Towns, and who we see as the biggest risks among first-round fantasy picks. Plus, some of our favorite second-year breakout players (including Jaden McDaniels), and some names — among them Domantas Sabonis — who could make the leap to first-round fantasy value this year. We also react live to the breaking news that Lauri Markkanen has been traded to Cleveland.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Aging Stars To Draft And Avoid

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 35:22


    Upon further review, six out of the top 11 players in fantasy leagues last season (9-category leagues specifically) will be 30 years of age or older heading into the 2021-22 season. Today, Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down a list of 10 real-life aging stars, and how likely we'd be to draft them in fantasy based on last year's production. We hit Steph Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Jimmy Butler and others. Plus, a surprising revelation regarding a Dr. A automobile and the movie National Lampoon's Vacation. (And for those who are wondering, here's the car — and the moment that Steve couldn't stop referencing during the show.)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    NBA Position Battles

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 46:15

    Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus), Steve Alexander (@doktora) and Raphielle Johnson (@rapiellej) dig into competitions around the league for minutes, usage and starting jobs. Without the services of their usual host Matt Stroup (@MattStroup), the trio analyze battles with the Wizards forwards, Bucks shooting guards, Hawks wings and Nets centers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Summer League Fantasy Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 44:44

    As 2021 NBA Summer League winds down, Matt Stroup is joined by Ryan Knaus and Steve Alexander to discuss some fantasy takeaways from the top prospects we saw in action in Las Vegas, including Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes and Jalen Suggs. We also hear from Jared Johnson, who recently dove into historical Summer League data for big-name players (including Karl-Anthony Towns and Trae Young), and he tells us how much Summer League numbers matter — or don't — for fantasy.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Offseason/Free Agency Fantasy Losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 42:04


    With many of the big offseason moves completed in the NBA, Raphielle Johnson, Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup break down some of the players who may have lost ground in fantasy as the result of their real-life team's decisions. We debate what has changed for Dennis Schroder (now with the Celtics after turning down $84 million from the Lakers), Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Darius Garland. Plus, the landscape for high-upside big men Robert Williams, Mo Bamba, Chris Boucher and Daniel Gafford.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Free Agency Fantasy Winners + Early Summer League Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 30:05

    NBA depth charts and rotations changed dramatically over the last few weeks, so Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander look at some under-the-radar winners when it comes to fantasy, including Marcus Smart with no Kemba Walker, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker after the Pelicans lost veterans Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe. We also share our expectations for Terance Mann sans Kawhi Leonard, and react to the Summer League debuts of Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Scottie Barnes and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Free Agency Fallout: Kemba, DeRozan, Dinwiddie And More

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 41:56

    As the dust settles after a wild week of NBA free agency, Raphielle Johnson, Dr. A, Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup break down some of the big moves and their potential impact – for real life and fantasy. We dive into the big changes made by the Bulls (Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan arrive), the Knicks (Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier), and who could take a hit on both teams as a result. Plus, reactions to Kelly Oubre, Kelly Olynyk, Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Drummond and others finding new teams.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Free Agency Arrives: Lowry, CP3, Lonzo And Kahwi's Big Decisions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 30:22


    With NBA free agency starting on Monday evening, Matt Stroup and Dr. A sit down to consider some of the big decisions that will be made (or may have already been made) this week. We look at the likely landing spots for Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry, and debate whether we'd draft either of the star mid-30's point guards in fantasy this fall. Plus, a year off — and return to L.A. — looms for Kawhi Leonard, and the fantasy ceiling for two unrestricted free agents (Lonzo Ball and John Collins) who might end up staying with their previous teams.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    NBA Draft Night: Fantasy Fallout And Takeaways

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 23:01

    In the aftermath of a wild night at the NBA Draft, Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup sit down for some takeaways from the evening, and how some of the big moves might impact fantasy leagues. We first break down the biggest move of the night — Russell Westbrook joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis with the Lakers — and what it means for all three superstars moving forward. We also react to some of the most notable and surprising lottery picks, including Scottie Barnes to Toronto, Jalen Suggs to Orlando, Josh Giddey to Oklahoma City and James Bouknight landing with the Hornets. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Most Intriguing NBA Draft Prospects For Fantasy Leagues 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 30:47


    With the week of the NBA Draft upon us, Ryan Knaus and Matt Stroup get ready for Thursday night by looking at some of the key names and analyzing their upside for fantasy purposes. We break down the four big names at the top — Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs — and consider the short- and long-term fantasy upside for each. Plus, the fantasy outlook for some other first-round players of note, including Scottie Barnes, James Bouknight, Franz Wagner and Jared Butler.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Bucks And Suns Fantasy Outlook, What To Expect From Klay Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 27:43


    With the NBA offseason officially here, and the NBA Draft just ahead, Matt Stroup and Raphielle Johnson take a few minutes to consider the fantasy outlook for the recently-crowned champion Milwaukee Bucks, in particular their core of stars: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, with two of them headed for very busy summers. Plus, we discuss what to expect from Chris Paul and Devin Booker after their deep playoff run, what CP3 leaving for Phoenix could mean to the rest of the roster, and the outlook for Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges next year. We also look at the latest news on Norman Powell, Onyeka Okongwu and Klay Thompson, who is reportedly making progress but last appeared in an NBA game more than two years ago. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The Bucks Are One Win Away + Is Wiseman Headed For A Breakout?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 30:43


    After the Bucks series-shifting Game 5 win over the Suns in Phoenix, Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus break down the performances of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, who bounced back with a huge game after a rough night in Game 4. We also discuss whether Phoenix's offense has become too Booker-centric after Devin Booker scored 40-plus points in consecutive NBA Finals losses. Meanwhile, the latest on Damian Lillard and a possible trade demand out of Portland, and some notable comments from Steve Kerr about the development — and breakout chances — of James Wiseman.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The Finals Get Serious, Paul George's ADP Is Set To Soar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 42:52


    With the NBA Finals tied 2-2 after a thrilling Bucks win in Game 4, Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Dr. A discuss the latest from the showdown between the Suns and Bucks, with Giannis Antetokounmpo's incredible block on Deandre Ayton standing out as the key moment in the series thus far. Plus, Jrue Holiday struggles in a win, Chris Paul struggles in a loss, and Devin Booker goes off — and tries to foul out — all on the same night. Also on this episode: the outlook for Kawhi Leonard (ACL surgery), Paul George and Ben Simmons heading into next season, the U.S. Olympic basketball roster dilemma, and some long overdue bets get settled.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    NBA Finals: Giannis And Holiday Keep The Bucks Alive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 24:48


    In the aftermath of the Bucks Game 3 win, and Giannis Antetokounmpo's second straight 40-point game, Matt Stroup and Dr. A break down how Milwaukee got back into the NBA Finals thanks to the two-time MVP, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis. Meanwhile, Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges struggled, Deandre Ayton got into foul trouble, and Cam Johnson threw down a monster dunk over P.J. Tucker in a losing effort. We dive into the box score, look ahead to Game 4, and discuss some surprising/not surprising contract news for Spencer Dinwiddie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Giannis Drops 42, Bucks Margin For Error Hits Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 33:44


    Giannis Antetokounmpo threw down a spectacular individual performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals (42 points on 15-22 shooting), but his star teammates Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton struggled as the Suns took a 2-0 lead. We discuss what the Bucks need to adjust moving forward (more Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis?), as well as Devin Booker's emergence as a real-life star — and what that could do to his fantasy value. Also on this episode: the once under-the-radar (maybe no longer under-the-radar) value of Suns forwards Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    CP3 And PHX Dominate, Can The Bucks Bounce Back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 31:52


    In the aftermath of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Matt Stroup is joined by Steve Alexander and Ryan Knaus to break down what went right for Phoenix — namely, Chris Paul, Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker — and what went wrong for Milwaukee in Giannis Antetokounmpo's return. Can the Bucks get more out of Jrue Holiday moving forward? And how will they adjust defensively after getting burned repeatedly by CP3 and Booker in Game 1? We discuss all of that and more, including the impressive rise of Cam Johnson as a bona fide bench standout.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    NBA Finals Preview, Hawks Fantasy Season In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 26:45


    On the eve of the NBA Finals, Dr. A and Matt Stroup discuss what to expect when Chris Paul, Devin Booker and the Suns meet Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday (maybe Giannis Antetokounmpo) and the Milwaukee Bucks. Plus, with the Hawks eliminated/headed to Cancun, we go player-by-player through the Atlanta rotation, breaking down our expectations for Trae Young, John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic, De'Andre Hunter, Clint Capela, and of course — Cam Reddish.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Brook And The Bucks Take A 3-2 Lead, Clippers Fantasy Season In Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 48:48


    In the aftermath of the Bucks' big Game 5 victory over the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, Ryan Knaus, Raphielle Johnson and world-ranked Golden Tee player Steve Alexander join Matt Stroup to highlight what went right for Milwaukee (a lot of Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis), and the issues that derailed Atlanta (too many turnovers, no rebounding, no Trae Young). Plus, with the Clippers season officially over, we debate our expectations for their key players in fantasy next season, including Paul George, Kawhi Leonard (if in L.A.), Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Giannis Is Hurt, Bogdanovic Is Back, Clippers Try To Force Game 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 23:08


    After a wild night in Atlanta where the Hawks won without Trae Young, and the Bucks lost Giannis Antetokounmpo to a knee injury, Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup break down some of the key moments and performances from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, including huge nights from Lou Williams and Bogdan Bogdanovic, and a big spark off the bench for Cam Reddish. We also look at what went wrong for the Bucks, with matching 6-for-17s from Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton, and their blueprint for success if Giannis is indeed out. Plus, what to expect from the Western Conference Finals as Chris Paul, Devin Booker and the Suns try to close out Paul George, Reggie Jackson and the Clippers on Wednesday night in Phoenix.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Middleton Goes Off, Trae Young Injured, Clippers On The Brink

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 25:38


    After another eventful weekend in the NBA Conference Finals, Steve Alexander joins Matt Stroup to look at the latest from the Bucks-Hawks series in the East and the Clippers vs. the Suns in the West. We discuss how things turned late in Game 3 in favor of the Bucks, with Trae Young's bizarre ankle injury — stepping on a referee's foot — and Khris Middleton's 20-point 4th quarter en route to a 38-point masterpiece. Plus, the pivotal call that put John Collins into foul trouble, shooting struggles for Bogdan Bogdanovic, and brainstorming new (some would say obvious) options for defending Giannis Antetokounmpo. Meanwhile in the West, Chris Paul and the Suns took a 3-1 lead over Paul George and the Clippers, and we look at Phoenix's chance to reach its first NBA Finals since 1993.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Clippers win Game 3, Hawks vs Bucks Game 2, Stock Up-Stock Down Fantasy Value

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 32:13

    Ryan Knaus (@ryanknaus), Steve Alexander (@doktora), Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) and Jared Johnson (@Jae_The_Truth) whether the Clippers can once again rally from an 0-2 hole and win a series after taking Game 3 vs the Suns, and preview what to expect in Hawks-Bucks Game 2. The guys wrap the show with who has raised their stock most (John Collins, Terrence Mann, Dillon Brooks), and seen their value take the biggest nosedive (Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson) during the playoffs. Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Suns Go Up 2-0, Pistons Win The Lotto, Hawks vs. Bucks Begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 34:10


    The Suns took a 2-0 lead over the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night, and Ryan Knaus, Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup sit down to discuss how Devin Booker, Cam Payne and Deandre Ayton got it done — once again without Chris Paul. Plus, what went wrong for Paul George, Reggie Jackson and the Clippers in the one-point loss, and some quick thoughts on the NBA Draft Lottery, with the Detroit Pistons landing the No. 1 overall pick (and presumably, Cade Cunningham). And, with Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals approaching, we give one final look at how Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks will match up with Trae Young and the Hawks.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Booker Carries Suns To 1-0 Lead, Hawks vs. Bucks ECF Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 24:23


    After a stunning Sunday of NBA playoff hoops, Matt Stroup and Dr. A try to compose themselves long enough to react to Trae Young and the Hawks knocking out Joel Embiid and the Sixers in Game 7. We dissect what went right for Atlanta (including a massive performance from Kevin Huerter), and what went wrong for Philly, with Ben Simmons passing up a late open dunk attempt — a microcosm for his vanishing offense. Plus, what to expect when Trae and the Hawks meet Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, and how Devin Booker propelled the Suns to a 1-0 series lead over Paul George and the Clippers.


    Kemba-Horford Trade Fallout, Crunch Time In The Conference Semis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 36:58

    The NBC Sports EDGE hoops crew looks at the fallout from Thursday's trade sending Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City and Al Horford to Boston, and what it means for players ranging from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to Robert Williams. Plus, a look at Paul George's heroics in the absence of Kawhi Leonard, an effective blueprint for Giannis Antetokounmpo against Kevin Durant and Nets, and what to expect from Trae Young and the Hawks as they meet Joel Embiid and the Sixers in Atlanta.

    CP3 And Kawhi Sidelined, KD's Monster Night, Hawks-Sixers Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 39:52


    Chris Paul is reportedly out indefinitely, Kawhi Leonard has a knee injury and Kevin Durant made history in a big win over the Bucks on Tuesday night. Dr. A and Ryan Knaus join Matt Stroup to react to all the news, and to preview Game 5 of the Hawks and the Sixers (and Game 5 of the Clippers and the Jazz, minus Kawhi). We also give our takeaways from Tuesday's coaching news, with Scott Brooks reportedly out as Wizards coach, and Stan Van Gundy done in New Orleans — and what it might mean for Russell Westbrook and Zion Williamson.


    CP3 And The Suns Hit The Conference Finals, Bucks Pull Even With Brooklyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 24:42


    After another eventful weekend in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Dr. A and Matt Stroup check in on all of the remaining teams, as well as the most recently eliminated, as Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets are out after the MVP's questionable ejection on Sunday evening. We discuss what kind of ceiling we could see for Michael Porter Jr. in real life and in fantasy, and why we consider Jokic the no-doubt No. 1 overall pick in fantasy leagues next season. Plus, what's next for the Nets after Kyrie Irving's injury, and can Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers and Trae Young and the Hawks pull even against the Jazz and the Sixers on Monday night?


    Mitchell And The Jazz Surging, Jokic And The Nuggets Fading

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 37:40


    Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander join Matt Stroup for a series-by-series look at the latest from the NBA conference semifinals, where Donovan Mitchell (37 points, six 3s) and the Jazz defeated the Clippers again without Mike Conley on Thursday night. Can Kawhi Leonard and L.A. awaken again after a 2-0 deficit? Plus, the Nuggets try to fight back against the Suns after losing two to Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Phoenix, the Bucks get a huge Game 3 win over Brooklyn and the Hawks try to take control against the Sixers as the series shifts to Atlanta.


    Embiid Dominates Game 2, Can Giannis And The Bucks Bounce Back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 39:06


    Dr. A and Jared Johnson join Matt Stroup for an up-close look at all four conference semifinals, including the latest from the Sixers and the Hawks after Philly took Game 2 behind 40 points (and almost no signs of knee trouble) from Joel Embiid, in a game where Trae Young had a rare off night. We also consider whether Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks can get back into it against Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Nets, and how Phoenix could continue making life hard for MVP Nikola Jokic. Plus, Donovan Mitchell unleashes a tour de force performance in a Game 1 win over Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers to help offset the absence of Mike Conley.


    Hawks Take Game 1, Clippers-Jazz Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 21:25

    With the first round of the NBA Playoffs now fully complete, Matt Stroup and Dr. A react to the Game 7 win for Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers over Luka Doncic and the Mavs, and discuss what to expect as L.A. takes on Utah in the Western Conference Semifinals. Plus, Trae Young and the Hawks pull off a stunning/stressful/sweaty win over Joel Embiid and the Sixers in Game 1 in Philly. We also look at how the Nets pulled off their Game 1 win over Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks despite James Harden sustaining a hamstring injury in the opening minute.

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