Podcast by Rotoworld Basketball
(0:00) Bradley Beal traded to Phoenix and its Fantasy impact.(6:15) Washington side of trade(9:25) Ja Morant suspension(12:40) Lillard Portland discussion.(15:30) Draymond Green opts out of contract to become a Free Agent(21:55) New Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr. says he wants to keep Jordan Poole (24:45) Draft guide bundle - What will Victor Wembayama's Fantasy stats be and Chet Holmgren will return.(32:45) Zion Williamson trade rumors and possibilities.(42:50) Lou Williams retired
(00:00) – Denver claims first NBA Title: Nikola Jokic puts bow on dominant postseason, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. rebound from injury(08:50) – Nuggets offseason storylines: Bruce Brown's player option + projecting Jeff Green and Christian Braun next year(15:00) – Reflecting on Miami's season: A year full of “clutch” games, Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro next season coming off injuries(29:35) – Heat summer headlines: Tricky salary cap issues in South Beach + outlook for Bam Adebayo, Caleb Martin, Max Strus and Tyler Herro in 2023-24(32:25) – Other Top Headlines around the NBA: Potential suitors for Chris Paul if he's waived, Ja Morant's pending suspension, Pelicans pursuit of a Top-3 pick, Damian Lillard's future in Portland and more
(02:00) – NBA Finals Preview: The improbable run from the Heat, how the Nuggets have run through the playoffs, Finals predictions and ranking Jamal Murray next year(12:20) – Future of the Lakers and Celtics: Improving L.A.'s roster next season, Jaylen Brown's looming supermax deal and possible changes for the fall(21:35) – Head Coaching hires: Monty Williams lands with Pistons, Nick Nurse heads to Philadelphia, Adrian Griffin takes over the Bucks, Ime Udoka agrees to run the Rockets, potential Suns and Raptors candidates(38:20) – Early NBA Draft thoughts: How Victor Wembanyama will impact the Spurs, Brandon Miller or Scoot Henderson drafted 2nd by Charlotte + Trail Blazers, Rockets and Magic trade winds swirling
(04:30) – Notable Headlines: Ime Udoka joins Rockets, Dillon Brooks and Grizzlies part ways, Embiid named MVP(12:20) – Second Round Injuries + Series Predictions: Knicks vs Heat, Nuggets vs Suns, Celtics vs 76ers, Warriors vs Lakers(28:00) – Fantasy Rankings Report Card – What went right: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Brook Lopez, Jaren Jackson Jr., Trae Young, Jalen Brunson, Nikola Vucevic, and Lauri Markkanen(44:00) – Fantasy Rankings Report Card – What went wrong: O.G. Anunoby, Nic Claxton, Devon Booker, Jalen Green and JaVale McGee
(00:00) – Playoff Headlines: Kings go up early on Warriors, injuries cloud Bucks-Heat and Lakers-Grizzlies Series and more(16:30) – Award Winner Discussion: Thoughts on Jaren Jackson Jr. winning DPOY and De'Aaron Fox named Clutch Player of the Year(20:15) – Ranking Rookies entering their Sophomore season: Walker Kessler, Jalen Williams, Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith(27:45) – Potential Breakout Candidates in 2023-24: Mark Williams, Jabari Smith, Jonathan Kuminga and Zach Collins
(00:00) – Top Headlines: Mavericks bizarre ending to the regular season and Damian Lillard not interested in a Blazers rebuild(10:00) – More Headlines: Cam Thomas and Kenneth Lofton Jr. go off in the final week of the season and turmoil with the Timberwolves(19:40) – Play-in game updates: Lakers, Hawks and Heat return to hear full health for the postseason(25:00) – Rotoworld All-Rookie Teams: Jalen Williams, Keegan Murray and Walker Kessler lead the way + analyzing the potential of Andrew Nembhard, Marc Williams, Tari Eason and others heading into their sophomore seasons
(00:00) – Top Headlines: Joel Embiid explodes for 52 vs Celtics, Donovan Mitchell continues his scoring binge, Andrew Wiggins returns to Warriors, Mavericks continue to struggle, Jamal Murray injures his thumb and more(14:30) – Playoff Look-Ahead: Making sense of the 5-10 spots in both conferences(19:45) – More Injury Updates: Jazz without Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler, multiple Wizards and Knicks banged up and making sense of the Pistons(30:00) – MVP of the fantasy Season: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid(31:30) – Most Improved Player: Lauri Markkanen, Tyrese Haliburton, Mikal Bridges and Nic Claxton(33:15) – Rookie of the Year: Walker Kessler and Jalen Williams(34:45) – Defensive Player of the Year: Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brook Lopez(37:00) – Comeback Player of the Year: Klay Thompson, Jamal Murray and Kawhi Leonard
(01:15) – Top Headlines: Immanuel Quickley drops 40 vs Rockets, Trail Blazers and Pacers seem to have called it a season, Anthony Edwards back in TWolves lineup and Kevin Durant's expected return(20:30) – More Injury Updates: Latest on Jarrett Allen, Norman Powell, LeBron James, James Harden, Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton(36:45) – Week 23 Schedule Breakdown: Analyzing players to add as the Grizzlies, Pelicans, Celtics, Spurs, Jazz, Thunder and Nuggets
(00:00) – Top Headlines: Basketball legend Willis Reed passes away at 80 years old, Julius Randle drops 57 at The Garden, Paul George's injury, returns of Ja Morant, Luka Doncic's and Karl-Anthony Towns(15:20) – More Injury Updates: Robert Williams returns to Celtics, latest on Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., James Harden, Deandre Ayton and Tyrese Haliburton(22:40) – Week 22 Schedule Breakdown: Who has 3 games vs 2 games remaining and notable players to add on back-to-backs(35:30) – Week 23 Waiver Wire Adds: Austin Reaves, Marvin Bagley, Tari Eason, Deni Avdija, Andrew Nembhard, Quentin Grimes and others
(03:00) – Top Headlines: Bucks surging, Nuggets and Blazers fading, making sense of the West playoff picture and Karl-Anthony Towns' murky return date(15:20) – Week 21 + 22 Schedule Breakdown: Analyzing teams and potential waiver wire adds given their busy/light game slate(23:45) – Injury Roundup: Updates on Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen, Jalen Brunson, Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic, Robert Williams, Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, Rudy Gobert and others(41:00) – More Possible Waiver Wire Adds: Gabe Vincent, Bruce Brown, Trey Murphy III, Herb Jones and more
(02:00) - Ja Morant indefinte absence from Memphis. What does that mean for Tyus Jones?(10:00) - Emergence of Immanuel Quickley for the surging Knicks.(16:40) - Steph Curry is returning and that will impact Jordan Poole's numbers.(23:00) - Zion Williamson is still out. Drop him?(30:45) - Buy/Sell/Hold: Can you trust Mo Wagner for the rest of the season?
(00:00) – Week in Review + Injury Updates: Dame drops 71, LaMelo Ball out for the season, Russell Westbrook's impact on the Clippers, Hawks hire Quin Snyder, James Wiseman's role in Detroit and LeBron James out indefinitely(18:20) – Buy, Sell, Hold or Drop: Paolo Banchero, Nick Richards and Charles Bassey(24:30) – Upcoming Schedule + Waiver Wire Adds: Donte DiVincenzo, Jonathan Kuminga and Josh Okogie(32:00) – Fantasy trade deadline targets: Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson and Dejounte Murray
(01:45) – Top Headlines: Giannis' wrist injury, impact of Russell Westbrook to the Clippers, Hawks fire Nate McMillian, Kevin Love to the Heat and more(16:25) – All Star Recap: Mac McClung wins the Dunk Contest, Damian Lillard takes 3-Point Competition, Jayson Tatum wins MVP as Team Giannis beats Team LeBron(19:15) – Injury Roundup: Updates on Anfernee Simons, O.G. Anunoby, Jamal Murray, Kevin Porter Jr., Lonzo Ball and others(28:25) – Week 18 Schedule + Waiver Wire Targets: Previewing teams on multiple back to backs, intrigue with Donte DiVincenzo, Kevon Looney and Jaylin Williams
Yahoo Sports fantasy basketball analyst Dan Titus (@DanTitus) and Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) of Rotoworld discuss the trade deadline fallout across the league, how the addition of Kevin Durant impacts the Suns' fantasy values, which new additions will impact the Clippers' rotation and preview All-Star Weekend with a few predictions for the Dunk Contest and 3-Point Competition. (0:33) - Top Headlines: Bucks run their win streak to 11-straight, Zion suffers and injury setback, LeBron's foot injury and recent tears from Jalen Brunson, Derrick White and Markelle Fultz(8:05) - Trade Deadline Winners/Losers: Kevin Durant's impact on the Suns wings, trustworthy Nets after their new-look roster, increased role for Josh Green in Dallas, Talen Horton-Tucker in Utah, Russell Westbrook's next stop and more(29:00) - Injury Roundup: Anfernee Simons, Jaylen Brown, DeMar DeRozan, Jamal Murray, Steven Adams, (35:44) - Waiver Wire Adds: Malaki Branham, Kevon Looney, Grant Williams and Donte DiVincenzo (38:25) - Previewing All-Star Weekend: Thoughts on the new format, predicting who wins the Dunk Contest and 3-Point Competition
(0:30) - Top Headlines: LeBron sets all-time scoring record, breaking down Kyrie to the Mavericks, Cam Thomas' scoring binge, Kessler Edwards and Dwayne Dedmon involved in other deals(11:10) - Latest trade rumors: Analyzing possible destinations for Mike Conley, Malik Beasley, Russell Westbrook, John Collins, Bones Hyland, Saddiq Bey and multiple Magic and Hornets players(19:57) - Injury Roundup: Steph Curry, Jusuf Nurkic and Kyle Lowry out multiple weeks, Devin Booker returns, Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma day-to-day(30:50) - Waiver Wire Adds: Immanuel Quickley, Quinten Grimes, Jeremy Sochan, Malaki Branham, Josh Green, Trendon Watford and more(35:09) - Buy, Sell, Hold or Drop: Andrew Wiggins, Christian Wood, D'Angelo Russell, Bradley Beal and Buddy Hield
(1:20) – Top Headlines: Luka continues scoring binge, Embiid outduels Jokic, LeBron chases history, Kyrie's impressive run, Wizards and Clippers rolling (9:18) – Injury Roundup: Latest on Tyrese Haliburton, Devin Booker, Zion, Kevin Durant, Karl-Anthony Towns and Wendell Carter Jr. (17:53) – Trading Block: Bones Hyland, Mason Plumlee, Jae Crowder, John Collins, Alex Caruso and numerous Trail Blazers(28:57) – Week 16 Schedule Breakdown + Waiver Wire Adds: Jeremy Sochan, Pat Williams, Victor Oladipo, Den Avdija, Alec Burks and Mark Williams(32:25) – Buy, Sell, Hold or Drop: Jakob Poeltl, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rui Hachimura, Caris LeVert and Tari Eason
(03:00) – Top Headlines: Analyzing Rui Hachimura traded to L.A., sneaky Kings options, Bruce Brown intrigue, Jonathan Isaac's long awaited return and more(18:00) – Injury roundup: Steven Adams, Marcus Smart, Bobby Portis, Kristaps Porzingis + Anthony Davis' return(26:45) – Waiver Wire adds this week: T.J. McConnell, Dennis Smith Jr., Delon Wright and Tari Eason(32:05) – Buy, Sell or Hold: Jalen Duren, John Collins, Jalen Brunson and R.J. Barrett
(01:15) - Top headlines this week: Jayson Tatum and Walker Kessler's huge games + injury updates Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo and more(13:45) - Schedule breakdown: Teams to target and avoid this week + streaming options(18:55) – Buy, Sell or Hold: Nikola Vucevic, Walker Kessler and Alperen Sengun(26:45) – Trade deadline teams to monitor: Suns, Mavericks and Trail Blazers
(01:30) – Injury roundup: Analyzing who will see more time with Kevin Durant, Tyrese Haliburton and Jaylen Brown out(18:15) – Week 14 Scheduling Breakdown: Busy week for the Raptors + teams with 4-games(23:15) – Waiver Wire Intrigue: Duane Washington Jr., Naji Marshall, Chris Boucher, Jae'Sean Tate, Kenyon Martin Jr., Royce O'Neale, Dario Saric and Quentin Grimes(31:55) – Buy, Sell or Hold: Michael Porter Jr., Tyrese Maxey, Wendell Carter Jr., Kyle Lowry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo and De'Anthony Melton
(01:45) – Breakout performances and notable headlines: Steven Adams, Lauri Markkanen, Jimmy Butler and Jaren Jackson Jr. go off + Zion and Devin Vassell injury replacements(12:30) – Week 13 schedule breakdown: Notable teams with four, three and two game weeks(21:30) – Key injury updates: Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Steph Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Brandon Ingram and Karl-Anthony Towns(38:30) – Streamers + Waiver Wire Add/Drops: Naji Marshall, Jeremy Sochan, Jalen Williams, Immanuel Quickley, Quinten Grimes and Jalen McDaniels(43:00) – Buy, Sell or Hold: Scottie Barnes, Christian Wood and Evan Mobley
(03:30) - Pivotal Week 10 schedule: Christmas slate coming up.(07:00) - Lakers dealing with Anthony Davis injury: Pickup Thomas Bryant?(11:20) - Timberwolves dealing with injuries all over the roster: Anyone worth streaming?(18:30) - Looking at the Atlanta Hawks: Should one look at AJ Griffin's availability?(25:10) - OKC without both Shea Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey: Would Isaiah Joe be worth considering?(29:00) - Nikola Jokic sharing company with Wilt Chamberlain: Is he the top Fantasy player?(37:25) - Brooklyn Nets discussion: Joe Harris or Seth Curry?(46:15) - Wizards on a losing streak: Will they be active at the Trade Deadline?
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander discuss some of the latest key injury updates in fantasy hoops (including Christian Koloko's emergence with Pascal Siakam sidelined), plus some notable waiver wire pickups, and a very unclear timetable for Kawhi Leonard's return. Also on this episode: the outlook for Tari Eason, Bones Hyland, and the landscape in Phoenix with Cameron Johnson headed for knee surgery.(01:55) - Pascal Siakam injured: Pick up Christian Koloko?(04:15) - Cameron Johnson having surgery: Is there anyone on Phoenix one should pick up?(07:45) - Russell Westbrook playing better lately. Can we trust this version of him?(14:30) - Kawhi Leonard's return still up in the air. What to do?(22:45) - Waiver wire leftovers.(31:35) - Drop-worthy candidates.
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Ryan Knaus highlight some of the top pickups to consider near the end of Week 3 of the NBA season, including Chris Boucher, Grant Williams, Patrick Williams and Tari Eason. Also on this episode: the fantasy impact in Philly with James Harden injured, and in Brooklyn with Kyrie Irving suspended.(01:05) - James Harden out for at least a month. Give De'Anthony Melton a look?(04:40) - Kyrie Irving suspended. Patty Mills or Edmund Sumner could be good roster options.(13:10) - Marcus Morris has been playing well lately for the Clippers.(22:30) - Grant Williams should be getting added to more and more rosters.(31:30) - A look at Denver's Bruce Brown.(35:10) - The case for Tari Eason.
Matt Stroup, Jared Johnson and Steve Alexander discuss some of the latest injury news from around the NBA, our levels of panic on some big-name players, and players to consider adding/dropping at the start of Week 3. Among the names we cover in detail on this episode: Devin Vassell, Kawhi Leonard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Davis, Brook Lopez, Christian Wood, Zion Williamson and more.(01:45) - Injury status of San Antonio's Devin Vassell(04:05) - A frustrating early season for Kawhi Leonard(08:45) - Anthony Davis played on Sunday, but still showing discomfort(17:55) - Christian Wood level of concern?(25:05) - Brook Lopez off to a hot start to the season(31:30) - Check in on Zion Williamson's season so far(36:10) - Waiver wire leftovers
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Noah Rubin highlight some of the top pickups in fantasy basketball for Week 2, including Bol Bol (probably already gone), Jalen McDaniels, Grant Williams and Shaedon Sharpe. Also on this episode: the case for picking up Malik Monk, Talen Horton-Tucker and Dyson Daniels.(01:40) - Bol Bol has had a big impact so far this season in Orlando.(07:45) - How should we view Lonnie Walker on the Lakers?(17:20) - Jalen McDaniels' performance this season in Charlotte.(24:10) - Talen Horton-Tucker one of the overachieving Jazz.(37:45) - What is Jalen Williams' upside in OKC?(46:45) - Dyson Daniels worth streaming?
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Zak Hanshew pick up the pieces of our collective fantasy rosters after an eventful opening week of the NBA season, discussing underrated rookies Jaden Ivey and Bennedict Mathurin, waiver pickups/drops to consider, and the fantasy factory that is... the Utah Jazz. Also on this episode: fallout from injuries to Zion Williamson, Josh Giddey and others.(03:25) - Oklahoma City dealing with a lot of injuries, including Josh Giddey.(07:10) - Zion Williamson injures his hip on Sunday night.(16:05) - Sorting through some rookies: Jaden Ivey and Bennedict Mathurin.(23:45) - Waiver pickups/drops to consider(31:30) - Is this guy droppable? Conversation begins with Tari Eason and James Wiseman
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Raphielle Johnson highlights some of the top waiver pickups in fantasy hoops, including Jalen Duren, Walker Kessler, and Trey Murphy. Also on this episode: what to do (or not do) if you drafted Kawhi Leonard with an early-round pick, and the outlook for Cam Reddish, Bruno Fernando, Joshua Primo and other early-season standouts.(06:05) - Pistons: Jalen Duren(10:10) - Jazz: Walker Kessler(13:20) - Grizzlies: Tyus Jones(16:10) - Knicks: Cam Reddish(21:20) - Wizards: Daniel Gafford(30:05) - Hornets: Nick Richards(37:40) - Spurs: Jeremy Sochan(42:45) - Bucks: Grayson Allen
Matt Stroup, Dr. A and Jared Johnson discuss some big takeaways (and ongoing debates) from our fantasy drafts so far, including the outlook for Bradley Beal, Terry Rozier, OG Anunoby, Myles Turner and more. Also on this episode: some of our favorite/most-intriguing late-round fliers, with Jalen Smith, Tari Eason and Caleb Martin at the center of that conversation.(03:05) - Tyrese Haliburton: How excited should we be?(10:10) - OG Anunoby: His outlook for this year.(17:15) - Bradley Beal: How to judge him coming off a down year.(22:10) - Al Horford: Could be a good late value pick.(31:30) - Looking at a bunch of intriguing late round fliers including Jalen Smith.(43:35) - Tari Eason discussion.(52:10) - Wrapping up with Caleb Martin as a late round option.
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Ryan Knaus discuss some key fantasy questions we need to answer in the Northwest and Southwest leading up to the NBA season, including Jalen Green (at ADP) vs. Kevin Porter Jr., Karl Anthony-Towns (at ADP) vs. Anthony Edwards, and what impact the return of Zion will have on the rest of the Pelicans this season. Also on this episode: our reaction to Nikola Jokic's wrist injury, how to approach the tank in Utah and OKC, plus our concerns about Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. coming off injuries.(01:40) - Jazz tanking: Walker Kessler is a rookie to look for(05:50) - OKC also not expected to be a factor: Should you stay away from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander(12:05) - Portland's situation: Anyone worth taking other than Damian Lilliard?(16:20) - Denver studs returning from an injury: What to do with Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.?(21:10) - Minnesota's top guys: Would you rather have Karl Anthony-Towns or Anthony Edwards?(28:25) - A look at Memphis: Desmond Bane's stock(35:00) - Spurs discussion: How to evaluate San Antonio's newcomers?(41:30) - Houston ADP either or: Jalen Green or Kevin Porter Jr. (50:45) - Mavericks perplexing roster: Anyone worth drafting after Luka Doncic or Christian Wood?(54:05) - A closing New Orleans discussion: Where to draft Zion Williamson?
Matt Stroup, Noah Rubin and Steve Alexander discuss some Yahoo ADPs that stand out as too high or too low in fantasy drafts so far, including Damian Lillard, Zion Williams, Michael Porter Jr. and Dejounte Murray. Also on this episode: the outlook for rookies Keegan Murray and Jabari Smith Jr., as well as late-round options Jalen Smith, Nic Claxton, and Cameron Johnson.(03:05) - Damian Lilliard conversation(15:30) - A look at Zion Williamson(25:10) - Michael Porter Jr. discussion(32:07) - What to make of Gary Trent Jr.?(43:20) - Nic Claxton outlook
Matt Stroup is joined by a panel of 12 expert drafters (Jay Croucher, Steve Alexander, Nat Edie, Kurt Helin, Jared Johnson, Dan Titus, Josh Lloyd, Noah Rubin, Raphielle Johnson, Drew Dinkmeyer, Dan Besbris and Jonas Nader) for a 9-category head-to-head fantasy draft. We break down the reaches, the panic picks, and the surprises, with in-depth discussions on Bam Adebayo, Zion Williamson, Josh Giddey, Michael Porter Jr., Clint Capela, and more. (03:10) - Rounds 1-3: Where will Kevin Durant go?(22:15) - Rounds 4-6: Jakob Poeltl intrigue(41:30) - Round 7-9: The Lauri Markkanen sales pitch(55:40) - Rounds 10-12: Monte Morris discussion(67:17) - Wrap-up of the Draft: Ayo Dosonmu was "Mr. Irrelevant"
Jonas Nader (@JonasNader) and Noah Rubin (@NoahRubin22) and Adam King (@adamking91) of Fantasy Basketball International conduct a 12-team points league mock draft. The trio analyze Zion Williamson as a 1st round pick, the ceiling for Scottie Barnes and Tyrese Maxey, expectations for multiple rookies this season and much more. (3:10) – Rounds 1-3: Nikola Jokic as the unquestioned 1st pick, James Harden and Zion Williamson go early, expectations for Dejounte Murray in Atlanta(12:00) – Rounds 4-6: Scottie Barnes' sophomore season, Tyrese Maxey's ceiling and continued Alperen Sengun intrigue(21:17) – Rounds 7-9: Breaking down rookies Jabari Smith and Keegan Murray, concern over Anfernee Simons' sluggish preseason, Jalen Suggs as a value pick(30:38) – Rounds 10-12: Expected workload for De'Anthony Melton with the 76ers, Onyeka Okongwu and Bones Hyland as a breakout candidates
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Noah Rubin discuss some key fantasy questions and storylines from the Pacific Division, including the outlook for LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, Kawhi Leonard and Deandre Ayton. Also on this episode: Can De'Aaron Fox bounce back from a disappointing 2021-22, and what kind of impact will Keegan Murray make as a rookie?(01:45) - Golden State: How to project Klay Thompson and Draymond Green for Fantasy?(08:50) - Clippers: Who do you trust more between Kawhi Leonar and Paul George?(16:40) - Lakers: Who are you more confident in between LeBron James and Anthony Davis?(28:30) - Suns: The complicated relationship between the tam and Deandre Ayton.(39:40) - Kings: De'Aaron Fox looking to bounce back.
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander highlight some key fantasy storylines to follow in the NBA's Southeast Division, including the outlook for LaMelo Ball, Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and Bam Adebayo during the upcoming season. Also on this episode: Can Bradley Beal bounce back from a disappointing year, and we react to the recent injury updates on Lonzo Ball, Robert Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. (01:32) - Miami's Big 3 of being called that (Butler, Adebayo, and Lowry)?(09:15) - How high do we value Victor Oladipo?(12:20) - Potential negative Fantasy impact in Atlanta's backcourt(24:30) - LaMelo Ball a 1st rounder?(27:05) - Terry Rozier valuation status in Charlotte(33:45) - Bradley Beal: Will he bounce back this season?(42:15) - A look at Magic now that they have Paolo Banchero(55:10) Quick look at around the NBA
Matt Stroup, Jared Johnson and Zak Hanshew discuss some of the most intriguing fantasy storylines and position battles from the NBA's Central Division, including the wild upside of Evan Mobley and Tyrese Haliburton, who will stand out at center for the Bucks, and differing expectations for Cade Cunningham heading into year two. Also on this episode: The DeMargument — Jared and Zak debate whether DeMar DeRozan will be worth an early-round pick coming off his career-best (and very rare) season in 2021-22.(02:20) - Brook Lopez & Bobby Portis playing together in Milwaukee(06:05) - Evan Mobley expectations this year in Cleveland(11:35) - "The DeMargument" over DeMar DeRozan(29:05) - Tyrese Haliburton's upside on Indiana (40:45) - Cade Cunningham's second season in Detroit upcoming
Matt Stroup, Noah Rubin and Steve Alexander kick off a six-week division-by-division NBA fantasy preview series with some key fantasy questions and concerns in the Atlantic Division, discussing expectations for Robert Williams, Tyrese Maxey, Kevin Durant, Jalen Brunson, Scottie Barnes, and more. Also on this episode: De'Anthony Melton's sleeper appeal in Philly, and if you have to take one player from the Nets in every fantasy draft at ADP — who is it?(04:45) How high to draft Robert Williams?(12:15) Tyrese Maxey going too high in drafts?(16:30) De'Anthony Melton now with Philadelphia(21:30) What are the expectations for Scottie Barnes in Year 2?(33:05) Kevin Durant conversation(38:05) Jalen Brunson discussion(49:40) What to make of Jayden McDaniels?
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Steve Alexander discuss the impact of the Donovan Mitchell trade to the Cavs, and what it means for Mitchell, Darius Garland, Caris LeVert, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen — and much more. Also on this episode: takeaways from a very early mock draft, including the landing spots for Damian Lillard, Trae Young, LaMelo Ball, Paolo Banchero, and Michael Porter Jr. (3:36) Donovan Mitchell trade fallout(10:23) Fantasy impact on the Cavaliers(14:03) Fantasy outlook for the Utah Jazz(28:21) New York Knicks evaluation of Quentin Grimes(31:52) Mock Draft Recap
Matt Stroup, Steve Alexander and Zak Hanshew break down some of the latest NBA news, injuries, trades and rumors, including the landscape for Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook with the Lakers, Michael Porter Jr. and Ben Simmons's outlooks coming off back surgery, and the wildly intriguing upside of Tyrese Haliburton in Indiana. Also on this episode: two fantasy sleepers who could fully break out in the aftermath of Chet Holmgren's season-ending foot injury.(04:05) Patrick Beverly now on the Lakers(10:10) Chet Holmgren out for the year(14:45) Kevin Durant back in Brooklyn(23:10) Tyrese Haliburton's upside (29:05) Michael Porter Jr. assessment
Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) and Noah Rubin (@NoahRubin22) discuss some of their takeaways after putting together the draft guide, putting the spotlight on Lonzo Ball, Norman Powell, Ivica Zubac, Lonnie Walker, Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., Josh Hart, Anfernee Simons, Kevin Porter Jr. and Isaiah Jackson. Plus, some talk about the schedule for the 2022-23 season and back-to-back sets.(00:51) Lonzo Ball talk(05:45) A look at Norman Powell(13:50) Ja Morant and his knee?(24:10) Josh Hart conversation
Matt Stroup, Steve Alexander and Jonas Nader highlight some potential breakout candidates for the upcoming season, including Nic Claxton, Devin Vassell, Alperen Sengun, and Bones Hyland. Also on this episode: the outlook for Jalen Smith in Indiana, and James Wiseman in Golden State. (2:36) OKC's tanking strategy(11:13) Breakout Candidates: Devin Vassell, Alperen Sengun, and more(23:15) Jalen Smith gets an increased role with the Pacers(35:37) Jared Vanderbilt & Patrick Williams(44:40) Other players to watch out for
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Zak Hanshew make the case for and against drafting a number of over-30 real-life and fantasy superstars, including Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Also on this episode: why things could look better for Rudy Gobert as he moves from Utah to Minnesota, and the upside for Damian Lillard coming off a mostly lost season due to injury. (02:45) Kevin Durant outlook(09:22) Kyrie Irving now in his 30's(12:50) Confidence level in Steph Curry(17:05) Paul George's situation(22:45) Jimmy Butler conversation(25:04) Concerns about drafting Chris Paul?(30:10) A look at Demar DeRozan(35:50) Concerns about Jrue Holiday
Matt Stroup, Jared Johnson and Steve Alexander comb through some of the most notable and intriguing position battles in the Western Conference right now, including our expectations for James Wiseman, Tari Eason, John Wall, and Anfernee Simons. Also on this episode: Amid all the hype for Chet Holmgren, can Aleksej Pokusevski fully break out this season in OKC?(03:50) Frontcourt position battle in Dallas (Wood vs. Mcgee)(08:20) Looney vs. Wiseman in Golden State(20:32) Point guard situation for the Clippers (Wall vs. Jackson)(25:20) Position battles in OKC(33:10) Kings have both Kevin Huerter & Malik Monk at shooting guard(41:10) Anfernee Simons shooting guard role safe in Portland?
Matt Stroup, Raphielle Johnson and Ryan Knaus discuss some key position battles in the Eastern Conference, and their fantasy impact, including Cole Anthony vs. Markelle Fultz, Victor Oladipo vs. Max Strus, and Chris Duarte vs. Bennedict Mathurin vs. Buddy Hield. Also on this episode: What's the potential for Isaiah Stewart and Jalen Duren in the Pistons frontcourt, and will Quentin Grimes finally get his shot with the Knicks?(1:55) Frontcourt minutes in Charlotte(5:40) Position battle with Detroit's bigs(11:44) Pacers' young backcourt(19:11) Wing minutes in Miami(31:16) The Magic's multitude of position battles(38:28) Assembling Washington's lineup
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Steve Alexander discuss the impact of Deandre Ayton staying in Phoenix, and takeaways from the Summer League stat lines of Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Keegan Murray and more. Also on this episode: the opportunities on the Jazz if they end up trading away Donovan Mitchell, Jordan Clarkson and Malik Beasley, and why Quentin Grimes could be a huge beneficiary. (4:33) Deandre Ayton will return to the Suns(10:00) Utah Jazz trade rumors(14:40) Injury updates from Denver(19:47) Chet Holmgren(25:20) Paolo Banchero(30:03) Keegan Murray(33:43) Tari Eason and Mark Williams
Matt Stroup, Jonas Nader and Noah Rubin discuss the latest Donovan Mitchell trade rumors, the outlook for Christian Wood in Dallas with a potentially less-than-ideal role, and some Summer League standouts, including Jabari Smith and Josh Giddey. Also on this episode: the case for (and against) Bennedict Mathurin as a fantasy sleeper in Indiana.(03:15) Donovan Mitchell trade rumors(10:02) Deandre Ayton to Indiana?(15:56) James Wiseman's stock(24:07) Bennedict Mathurin conversation
Matt Stroup (@MattStroup) and Steve Alexander (@Docktora) are joined by special guest Danny Pommells (@DPommellsNBCS) of NBC Sports Philadelphia (co-host of the Sixers Talk podcast) to discuss the outlook for James Harden, Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris and De'Anthony Melton this upcoming season. Also on this episode: impressions from James Wiseman's long-awaited Summer League appearance, and injury updates on Lonzo Ball and Michael Porter Jr.(2:20) Ben Simmons outlook from Philly perspective(4:37) James Harden returns to the Sixers(10:25) Tyrese Maxey's potential(13:29) Joel Embiid MVP candidacy(16:22) De'Anthony Melton's and Tobias Harris' season outlooks(33:38) Summer League story lines (40:49) Off-season news update
Matt Stroup, Steve Alexander and Raphielle Johnson discuss some fantasy winners and losers from NBA free agency so far, including Jalen Brunson, Christian Wood, Alperen Sengun, and Jalen Smith. Also on this episode: How will the Hawks new-look backcourt balance out between Trae Young and Dejounte Murray, can Tre Jones step into a big role in San Antonio, and is Nic Claxton ready to break out amid all the chaos in Brooklyn?
Matt Stroup is joined by Chris Forsberg (Celtics reporter for NBC Sports Boston) to discuss expectations for Malcolm Brogdon, Marcus Smart, Robert Williams and more. Also on this episode: the one main area where Jayson Tatum could improve, the fallout from Chet Holmgren's stunning Summer League debut, and the outlook for Zion Williamson and Darius Garland after they both signed max extensions.(02:15) Malcolm Brogdon now a Celtic(14:50) Danilo Gallinari playing time in Boston?(18:30) Under the radar fantasy option on Celtics?(29:01) Keegan Murray so far with Sacramento(31:37) The latest on the Nets, including TJ Warren's arrival(38:06) Zion Williamson's fantasy outlook
Jared Johnson (@Jae_Tha_Truth) and Brad Stonebraker (@bradbraker97) discuss the latest free agency happenings around the league, including Orlando's confusing frontcourt, the T. Jones brothers, Lonnie Walker landing in L.A., Victor Oladipo returning to Miami, and one of the more disappointing re-signings north of the border. Plus, Kevin Durant's surprising announcement. All that and more in Friday's Roundball Stew podcast.(0:33) Is Kevin Durant leaving Brooklyn?(2:18) Victor Oladipo stays in South Beach(7:51) Portland's series of moves(17:36) Jaren Jackson Jr.'s injury and other updates for the Grizzlies(23:39) Lakers' free agency additions(29:44) Market for Kemba Walker
Steve Alexander (@docktora), Noah Rubin (@noah_rubin) and Brad Stonebreaker (@bradbraker97) discuss Kyrie Irving opting in with the Nets, Dejounte Murray trade rumors, John Wall becoming a Clipper, Jalen Brunson's likely move to the Knicks and much more on Wednesday's Roundball Stew.(01:40) Analysis of Nuggets/ Wizards trade(06:05) Kyrie Irving staying in Brooklyn(14:02) Where to target Jalen Brunson fantasy-wise for next season?(20:07) Is Dejounte Murray on the move?(25:02) John Wall to the Clippers(33:25) What's next for Miles Bridges?