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Listen to Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha, Shannon McKeown, Ken Crites, Steve Alexander (Dr. A), Rick Kamla, Brandon Kravitz and NBA guests from around the league talk fantasy basketball throughout the season.

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Madison, WI

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Listen to Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha, Shannon McKeown, Ken Crites, Steve Alexander (Dr. A), Rick Kamla, Brandon Kravitz and NBA guests from around the league talk fantasy basketball throughout the season.

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English

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Episodes

Fantasy Parting Thoughts, Shutdown Parade + Can the Red-Hot Mavs Win the Title?

4/11/2024
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Rick Kamla to talk fantasy hoops. 1:00 Victory Laps for Doc and Kamla 9:00 Chimezie Metu 13:00 Sam Hauser 18:30 Xavier Tillman 19:50 Jabari Walker and Kris Murray 22:00 RotoWire Lineups Page love 27:55 Jazz shutdown 28:10 Spurs shutdown + Wemby love 32:30 Grizzlies shutdown 34:40 Pistons shutdown Cade Cunningham 40:00 Wizards shutdown Deni, Kispert, Jordan Poole 42:30 Giannis injury 46:30 Luka Doncic - Can Mavs win it all? 50:00 Viewer Comments Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:54

Recapping a Big NBA Tuesday: Giannis Goes Down, Warriors Go Off, Orlando Falls to Houston, What to Make of the Suns + More

4/10/2024
Nick Whalen is joined by Brandon Kravitz to recap all of the big news from a huge Tuesday night in the NBA. The guys discuss the Bucks' win over Boston + the loss of Giannis Antetokounmpo to a calf injury. The guys also talk Trae Young, Karl-Anthony Towns, Magic-Rockets, Suns-Clippers, Lakers-Warriors, Kings-Thunder and more takeaways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:52

Trae Young, KAT Set to Return, Playoff Forecast + Full Tuesday Night Preview

4/9/2024
Steve Alexander is joined by Kirien Sprecher to discuss the playoff races in each conference and preview the entire, 14-game Tuesday night slate. 2:00 Purdue-UConn review 3:40 News: Trae, KAT, Giannis, AD, Kawhi, Poeltl, Scottie Barnes 7:00 Playoff Previews: East + West; Bucks vs. Magic 12:30 DET-PHI 16:45 IND-TOR 19:05 DAL-CHA 21:45 MIA-ATL 25:00 BOS-MIL 28:30 NYK-CHI 32:05 ORL-HOU 34:45 WAS-MIN 37:45 SAC-OKC 40:20 SAS-MEM 44:10 DEN-UTA 46:30 GSW-LAL 48:45 LAC-PHX 50:25 NOP-POR Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:11

Final Week Adds/Drops, Playoff Races + Where to Take Zion, Chet, Wembanyama, Reaves & Others Next Season

4/8/2024
Nick Whalen is joined by RotoWire's Kirien Sprecher to discuss takeaways from Sunday's 14-game slate, the struggling Bucks, first-round playoff matchups, the surging Mavs and more. The guys also talk final week adds/drops and where they're taking Zion Williamson, Chet Holmgren, Victor Wembanyama, Donte DiVincenzo, Austin Reaves and more players in 2024-25 drafts. 0:00: Intro 1:45: Navigating the final week of the season 2:30: Tight standings, seeding races in each conference 6:00: Milwaukee's struggles + first-round opponents 8:20: Dallas moves to 14-2 in last 16 games 11:00: Will Jaren Jackson Jr. play this week? 13:15: Chimezie Metu vs. Tristan Vukcevic for this week 17:05: Concerned the Rockets will sit players this week? 21:15: Zion Williamson's fantasy profile + expectations for 2024-25 26:00: Are you taking Victor Wembanyama No. 1 overall next year? 32:50: Chet Holmgren expectations for 2024-25 36:30: Fantasy regrets from this season 42:15: Rank for next season: Austin Reaves, Donte DiVincenzo, D'Angelo Russell 52:45: Kirien's experience playing high school ball with Sam Hauser Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:57:39

Friday Episode Finale: Six Waiver Suggestions, Reviewing Sleepers & Busts

4/5/2024
In the final Friday edition of the RotoWire Fantasy Basketball Podcast, Ken Shannon and Alex hand out a half-dozen waiver suggestions before reviewing their sleepers and busts from the beginning of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:52:31

Bucks Fall to Washington, Wembanyama vs. Jokic + Most Disappointing Fantasy Players in 2023-24

4/3/2024
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz begin by recapping a busy Tuesday night in the NBA that included the Bucks losing in Washington and an entertaining duel between Victor Wembanyama and Nikola Jokic. The guys discuss Wembanyama's incredible rookie year and what comes next before diving into their list of the most disappointing fantasy players of the season. 0:00: Intro 1:00: Bucks lose to Wizards 7:00: Embiid’s return + Sixers’ first-round opponents 9:00: Jokic-Wembanyama duel last night 14:00: Biggest runaway Rookies of the Year 24:30: Steve Clifford steps down as Hornets coach 27:00: Keon Ellis, GG Jackson, Brandon Clarke 29:00: Brandon Miller vs. PJ Washington 30:15: Wendell Carter 32:00: Most disappointing fantasy players in 2023-24 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:39

Late-Season Shutdowns, Pacers' Upside, Booker Goes Off + Should We Trust the Pels?

4/2/2024
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Ken Crites to talk fantasy basketball. 1:15 Spurs shutdowns? Sochan, Vassell, Wemby - Is Cedi Osman a thing now? 3:25 Tyrese Maxey 5:40 Brandon Ingram comeback, no shutdown mentality in NBA this season 7:35 Damian Lillard's absence 8:30 Viewer questions 14:05 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 14:20 Sixers injury updates 16:00 Wizards updates - Kuzma, Tyus Jones, Richaun Holmes, Jordan Poole, Deni Avdija, Corey Kispert 16:30 Brandon Clarke 18:10 John Collins and Jazz shutdowns; Taylor Hendricks, Walker Kessler 21:40 Grumpy Old Men - Gary Trent and Richaun Holmes 25:00 Celtics, Sam Hauser, Jrue Holiday 32:00 Jalen Duren, James Wiseman, Chimezie Metu 33:25 Pacers - Nets, Myles Turner hurt, Jalen Smith double-double, Trendon Watford 36:25 Hawks 38:25 Magic 39:40 More Hawks, Jalen Johnson, Bulls Coby White, Andre Drummond 40:20 Pelicans-Suns, Suns rising, Booker 50 in three straight, Pelicans caving, Zion's lack of rebounds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:15

Wembanyama's Outrageous Rookie Season, Kings Lose Malik Monk, Draft Decisions for 2024-25 + Live Q&A

4/1/2024
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss Malik Monk's injury, Victor Wembanyama exceeding expectations, the glut of young talent in the NBA and more before taking a look at a handful of players who will make for difficult draft decisions next season. 0:00: Intro 1:10: Malik Monk injury 6:30: Play-In picture in the West 10:30: Elite young talent in the NBA vs. decades past 13:45: All-NBA + games minimum 15:45: Victor Wembanyama's continued ascent + Spurs' timeline 28:20: Trendon Watford 30:40: Scoot, Suggs, Horford, McConnell 33:20: Drop John Collins? 35:00: Risk of drafting players on bad teams 39:00: Walker Kessler next season 40:50: Jalen Green next season 42:55: Zach LaVine, Coby White next season 45:40: Jalen Duren, Jalen Williams next season 49:45: Harrison Barnes or Keon Ellis ROS? 52:00: Jaren Jackson ROS 53:00: Luke Kennard 54:50: Jaden Ivey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:08

Seven Quick Waiver Wire Suggestions for Fantasy Basketball Playoffs

3/28/2024
Ken, Shannon and Alex dive right into seven waiver wire suggestions for the upcoming week of fantasy basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:18:42

Weekend Pickups to Bring Home Your Fantasy Championship

3/28/2024
Rick Kamla and Steve "Dr. A" Alexander recap a huge Wednesday night in the NBA and talk playoff strategy. 1:00 Richaun Holmes 5:15 Thursday/Saturday Games + Pickups - ATL, NOP, BOS, MIL, Hauser, Naji, Fernando 13:30 Cade Cunningham, shutdown hype - JJJ, Bane, Blazers etc. 17:15 Utah and Kessler 18:00 Marcus and Mackey Sasser - Baseball 20:00 Jalen Green, Josh Giddey, Rui Hachimura, Austin Reaves 22:20 Houston vs. Golden State for No. 10 27:00 Memphis - Lakers - Clarke, GG, JJJ, Santi, LaRavia, Rui, Reaves 30:55 Dalano Banton SZN 32:00 Cam Thomas, Jordan Poole, Joel Embiid, AD 36:30 Top 12 next year 42:40 Viewer Questions 44:30 Bradley Beal, the Toy Soldier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:10

Bucks Concerns, OKC's Finals Chances, Zion 2.0 + Players We're Avoiding in 2024-25

3/27/2024
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz recap Tuesday night's four-game slate, discuss players they're avoiding next season and take live viewer questions on the fantasy playoffs. 0:00: Intro 1:15: Bucks blow big lead, lose in 2OT to Lakers 10:50: Warriors take down Butler-less Heat 13:00: Jamahl Mosley for COY bandwagon 16:15: Thunder-Pelicans + Zion 2.0 19:45: Can OKC convince you they're a Finals team? 25:50: Mavs-Kings 27:40: Max Strus 28:40: Wendell Carter, Bruno Fernando 31:10: Valanciunas, Larry Nance 33:00: Defensive-stat targets for rest of week 37:10: Grayson Allen + schedule strategy 39:00: Players we're avoiding in fantasy next season 47:25: Alvarado, Nance, Naji Marshall 48:20: Cam Thomas 49:50: Terry Rozier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:53:19

Monday Night's Fantasy Takeaways: Hawks Rally Back, DiVincenzo Explodes, Rockets (Still) Rolling + Fantasy Q&A

3/26/2024
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander and Kirien Sprecher recap a huge Monday night in the NBA and talk all things fantasy basketball. 1:00 30 Team update, fantasy playoff update, News Roundup, Wemby, Cam, Jaden Ivey, Jamal Murray 7:45 Cavs-Hornets 11:15 Hawks-Celtics 17:00 Nets-Raptors 20:40 Pistons-Knicks 25:10 Wizards-Bulls 28:40 Blazers-Rockets 33:00 Suns-Spurs 37:00 Nuggets-Grizzlies 41:15 Mavericks-Jazz 45:00 Sixers-Kings 49:50 Pacers-Clippers 52:35 Viewer Questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:02:08

Rockets Making a Run, Zion's Second Half, Tough Drop Decisions + Fantasy Playoffs Advice

3/25/2024
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha hit the top news items of the day, including the surging Rockets, concerns for Golden State and Brandon Ingram's injury. The guys then move into live viewer questions for the fantasy playoffs. 0:00: Intro 0:45: Rockets nipping at the Warriors' heels 5:35: Jalen Green 7:30: Pelicans + Brandon Ingram 10:30: Richaun Holmes, Marvin Bagley 14:05: Chimezie Metu 15:45: Anfernee Simons 17:45: Worth picking up Trae Young or Tyler Herro? 20:20: Strategies to counter Zion/Murphy in a playoff matchup 23:30: Keon Ellis, Bruno Fernando 25:25: LeVert, Hartenstein, Reid, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez, Paul Reed 27:15: Chances Sengun comes back? 29:40: Scoot Henderson 31:45: Lopez, Jackson-Davis, Metu, Kornet, Ellis 33:00: Drop Cade Cunningham? 35:20: Drop Kyle Kuzma? 37:05: Drop Brandon Miller? 38:40: Malik Monk, Gary Trent 40:15: Julius Randle 42:05: Isaiah Joe vs. Aaron Wiggins (wow) 43:30: Jabari Walker Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:06

Bucks-Celtics Takeaways, Wembanyama's Fantasy Stock, Ausar Thompson, Daily vs. Weekly Leagues + Late-Season Advice

3/21/2024
1:00 Celtics-Bucks, no Giannis or Jrue, how concerned? 4:00 Anthony Edwards rant 10:30 Wembanyama the No. 1 pick? 15:20 Ausar Thompson 17:30 Keon Ellis 20:20 Washington and other shutdowns? 27:00 Weekly vs. Daily leagues debate? 36:00 Malik Monk Sixth Man? Future Wemby point guard? 41:20 Dennis Schroder, Grayson Allen, Alex Caruso 46:00 Jimmy Butler - Would you draft Butler? 47:00 Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:39

Pelicans, Magic Still Rolling, Playoff Streamers, Fantasy MVPs + More

3/20/2024
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz discuss all of the latest fantasy basketball news and notes, including their biggest takeaways from Tuesday night's action. The guys also take live viewer questions, talk about the most valuable fantasy players of the season (value vs. ADP) and hit their favorite NCAA Tournament upsets and players to watch. 0:00: Intro 2:40: Magic dominate Hornets 5:15: Surging Pelicans (NOP vs. ORL on Thursday) 9:00: Coach of the Year debate 14:40: OKC as a double-digit favorite tonight 16:50: Replacing Giannis in a daily lineup tonight 20:10: Herb Jones, Walker Kessler, Taylor Hendricks, TJ McConnell, Malik Beasley, Caleb Martin 22:55: Drop Avdija or Harris for Banton, Micic, Ivey, etc.? 25:35: Mann vs. Suggs for next week 28:30: Miles Bridges rest-of-week strategy 30:55: Naz Reid vs Trayce Jackson-Davis 33:00: Keon Ellis, CP3, Payton Pritchard 35:10: Giannis OUT tonight at Boston 37:15: Duncan Robinson 41:00: Most valuable fantasy players this season 49:00: Brandon's NCAA Tournament thoughts -- bracket advice, upsets, teams/players to watch Big shout-out to Supported Intelligence for supporting this podcast! Their AI tool, Smartbracket.io, is a game-changer. If you're looking for a smarter way to fill out your brackets this March Madness, they've got you covered. Before you fill out your brackets, be sure to use Smartbracket.io. Available on the App Store and on the web. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:57:17

Ant Goes Off, Injuries in the East + Tips to Win Your Fantasy Playoffs

3/19/2024
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Kirien Sprecher to recap all of the fantasy basketball news and notes from Monday night's action and preview the rest of the week. 0:45 Anthony Edwards dunk over Collins 4:40 Hawks give up three double-doubles to Lakers Bron, AD and Russell 7:40 Caris LeVert, Ty Haliburton, Georges Niang 11:30 Celtics: Porzingis back, No Tatum, No Jrue, Pritchard goes off, Derrick White goes off, etc. 20:00 Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson injuries, Heat, Jaime Jaquez 25:50 30-team league Final Four 26:15 Deandre Ayton, A Simons, Jerami Grant, Dalano Banton Blazers lose to Bulls - DeRozan, Dosunmo went off 31:40 Lauri Markkanen, Taylor Hendricks, Keyonte George, John Collins, Walker Collins 37:00 Naz Reid injury 37:30 Knicks Jalen Brunson, Anunoby setback, Josh Hart, Miles McBride, Trace Jackson-Davis plays well 42:30 Grizzlies, Des Bane, JJJ and others still kicking right along 45:50 Kings, Fox, Barnes, Monk, Sabonis 47:00 Live viewer questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:35

Fantasy Playoffs Advice: Starts, Sits, Adds, Drops, Streamers and More

3/18/2024
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss all of the latest fantasy basketball news and notes, including the recent downturn in scoring, players to stream/drop for the week ahead, best rest-of-season adds and much more. 0:00: Intro 1:00: Recent downturn in scoring 9:00: Suggs, Olynyk, Caruso, Amen Thompson, Middleton, Mann 11:45: Jaren Jackson games played expectations 14:45: Nesmith, Banton 17:40: Tre Jones, Sochan, Richards 20:15: Losing on a stat correction 21:45: Bagley, Lively 23:15: Who is Jules Bernard? + Onuralp Bitim talk 25:00: Olynyk vs. Hartenstein; Dosunmu vs. Herb Jones vs. Amen Thompson 28:55: Jonas Valanciunas 31:45: Hartenstein vs. Conley (for Monday night only) 34:45: Ausar Thompson vs. Fontecchio 36:45: Is Tyler Herro a drop? 39:10: Pritchard, Kornet, Nwora, Jontay Porter 43:30: Porter family injury woes 45:55: Chances Jaylen Brown plays all four games this week 47:25: Duren or Naz Reid as a streamer (Monday night)? 48:55: Pick up Lowry in a 16-team league? 50:05: Derrick White ROS ----- Big shout-out to Supported Intelligence for supporting this podcast! Their AI tool, Smartbracket.io, is a game-changer. If you're looking for a smarter way to fill out your brackets this March Madness, they've got you covered. Before you fill out your brackets, be sure to use Smartbracket.io. Available on the App Store and on the web. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:59

Must-Add Players from the Fantasy Basketball Waiver Wire (March 18-24)

3/15/2024
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss news and notes before diving into waiver wire suggestions. They close out the show with DFS advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:37

Luka, Coby White Injuries, Gafford Chasing Wilt, Nuggets vs. Celtics, Bad-Team Concerns + More

3/14/2024
Steve "Dr. A" Alexander is joined by Rick Kamla to talk fantasy basketball. 0:45 Bulls/Pacers, DeRozan, Coby White injury 6:45 Alperen Sengun, Jock Landale 9:45 Daniel Gafford, Dereck Lively 12:15 Luka injury 13:40 Corey Kispert and Bilal Coulibaly 23:00 Kelly Olynyk 25:40 Deandre Ayton 29:00 82 game schedule, shutdowns, Utah, Portland, Memphis, etc. 31:30 Micic 34:45 Sam Merrill and Georges Niang 39:00 Nuggets vs. Celtics - Who's better? 43:30 Viewer questions 59:00 Twitter/verified 1:00 Favorite event this time of the year? Masters, Opening Day, NBA playoffs or March Madness? ----- Big shout-out to Supported Intelligence for supporting this podcast! Their AI tool, Smartbracket.io, is a game-changer. If you're looking for a smarter way to fill out your brackets this March Madness, they've got you covered. Before you fill out your brackets, be sure to use Smartbracket.io. Available on the App Store and on the web. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:29

Tuesday Night Recap, Rockets Rotation, Teams Not to Trust + Fantasy Q&A

3/13/2024
Nick Whalen and Brandon Kravitz recap a big Tuesday night in the NBA and hit all of the major news and storylines around the fantasy basketball world. 0:00: Intro 2:30: Tuesday night takeaways 3:00: Brandon's PrizePicks for tonight 7:20: Bucks blown out in Sacramento 14:35: Scoring down across the NBA 17:20: Rockets rotation post-Sengun (Jabari Smith, Amen Thompson, Jock Landale, etc.) 23:35: Hassan Whiteside talk 24:50: Amen Thompson 28:15: What can you get for Lauri Markkanen? 31:45: Scoot, Amen, Suggs, Cam Johnson, Kyle Anderson, Bruce Brown, Dereck Lively 35:20: Drop Hield for Micic or Scoot? 38:10: Lively vs. Royce O'Neale 40:30: How to handle JJJ 43:10: Which bad teams can we trust? ----- Big shout-out to Supported Intelligence for supporting this podcast! Their AI tool, Smartbracket.io, is a game-changer. If you're looking for a smarter way to fill out your brackets this March Madness, they've got you covered. Before you fill out your brackets, be sure to use Smartbracket.io. Available on the App Store and on the web. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:44