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Listen to Nick Whalen, James Anderson, Shannon McKeown, Ken Crites, Alex Barutha and NBA team beat writers from around the league talk fantasy basketball throughout the season.

Listen to Nick Whalen, James Anderson, Shannon McKeown, Ken Crites, Alex Barutha and NBA team beat writers from around the league talk fantasy basketball throughout the season.

Location:

Madison, WI

Description:

Listen to Nick Whalen, James Anderson, Shannon McKeown, Ken Crites, Alex Barutha and NBA team beat writers from around the league talk fantasy basketball throughout the season.

Language:

English

Contact:

RotoWire 740 Regent St. Suite 200 Madison, WI 53715 (608) 310-4278


Episodes

Week 15 Waivers, Bulls + Pacers Banged Up

1/21/2022
Shannon and Alex discuss DeMarcus Cousins signing a 10-day deal, the Bulls and Pacers being banged up, and Russell Westbrook's fourth-quarter benching. Then, they move into waiver wire suggestions and DFS options before Alex's Young Man Rant about digital jersey cards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:24

Best NBA Futures Values + Knicks Talk with Kenny Ducey

1/18/2022
Friend of the podcast Kenny Ducey stops by to chat with Nick Whalen about the state of the New York Knicks, the lack of a truly dominant team, and what's morphed into a muddied race for the 2022 NBA title. The guys dive deep into the best values to win the title and hand out their favorite MVP bets before finishing out by discussing the Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year races. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:18:59

NBA Loosens Protocols, Week 14 Waivers

1/14/2022
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news before diving into waiver wire suggestions and DFS options. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:17

The Westbrook Debacle + Good and Bad Surprises with James Anderson

1/13/2022
James Anderson joins Nick Whalen for a lengthy discussion of The Russell Westbrook Problem in Los Angeles. Is there any way out for the Lakers? Then, the guys break down the Cam Reddish trade and Damian Lillard opting for surgery before finishing out by talking about the biggest surprise teams and players at the halfway point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:07:27

Grizzlies' Ceiling + MVP, COY, NBA Title Odds Check-In

1/12/2022
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha start by recapping the Grizzlies' impressive home win over Golden State on Tuesday before discussing Memphis' immediate ceiling, as well as its path to title contention. Then, the guys check in on the MVP and Coach of the Year races before discussing the most impactful rookies over the last month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:01:48

Week 13 Waivers, Protocols Easing Up

1/7/2022
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the news before diving into waiver options and DFS picks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:30

Hawks Concerns, Lillard's Injury, Kyrie Expectations + Another Weird Zion Update

1/5/2022
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss Damian Lillard's ongoing abdominal injury, the returns of Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson, yet another strange Zion Williamson update and the future of the Atlanta Hawks in light of GM Travis Schlenk's comments this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:09

Ranking the Top 25 Players Under 25 with James Anderson

1/4/2022
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson for one purpose and one purpose only: ranking the top 25 players in the NBA who are currently under age 25. The guys walk through the parameters and their methodology before revealing their respective lists from 1 to 25. James' list: Luka Doncic Trae Young Ja Morant Evan Mobley Jayson Tatum LaMelo Ball Anthony Edwards Zion Williamson OG Anunoby Cade Cunningham Darius Garland Scottie Barnes Deandre Ayton Bam Adebayo John Collins Miles Bridges Lonzo Ball...

Duration:01:12:28

James Anderson on All-Star Picks + How Many Teams Can Actually Win the Title?

12/31/2021
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss the top teams in each conference and where the line should be drawn between true contenders and non-contenders. Then, James reveals his All-Star picks for each conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:32

Week 12 Waivers, Ken's Celtics Meltdown

12/30/2021
Shannon and Alex sit in terror as Ken has a LIVE meltdown about the Celtics' poor play, highlighted by Jaylen Brown taking 36 shots with no assists. The amigos also discuss waiver options and DFS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:11

Playoff Projections, LeBron's Surge, Kyrie Nearing Return + How Loaded Was the 2021 Draft?

12/29/2021
Alex Barutha and Nick Whalen begin by discussing the NBA's ongoing COVID outbreak and the league moving to shorten its mandatory quarantine period. The guys discuss how COVID has impacted their fantasy leagues before hitting on LeBron's impressive individual season and the impending return of Kyrie Irving. Finally, they assess the current playoff picture in each conference and debate which teams are the favorites to eventually lock down the final spots in the East. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:52:43

COVID Continues, Week 11 Waivers

12/23/2021
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the continued COVID absences before diving into waiver options and DFS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:45:19

Non-COVID Storylines + All-Star Predictions

12/22/2021
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap yet another week headlined by a slew of COVID-19 absences with massive implications as the NBA's Christmas Day slate approaches. Alex breaks down his recently published "Seven Fantasy Storylines Being Overshadowed by COVID" article before the guys make their All-Star picks for both conferences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:13

Endless COVID Absences, Week 10 Waivers

12/17/2021
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss increased COVID absences in the NBA before diving into waivers. Editor's note: Terrence Ross is suggested as a waiver option and entered protocols 5 minutes after we stopped recording. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:21

Preseason Takes Revisited

12/15/2021
Alex Barutha joins Nick Whalen to discuss the NBA's increasingly concerning COVID-19 outbreak before looking back at some of their preseason predictions. From Finals picks to award-winners to win totals to fantasy takes, the guys discuss what's gone right, what's gone wrong and what's yet to be decided. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:40

Playoff Odds, Another COVID Season + 2022 NBA Draft Chatter with James Anderson

12/14/2021
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss a grab bag of NBA topics, including Stephen Curry (likely) breaking the three-point record Tuesday night at MSG, the impact of COVID on fantasy basketball, the Lakers' trade prospects, and another disheartening Zion Williamson update. Then, the guys touch on the Cavs' upside, Minnesota's playoff chances, and updated odds for Defensive Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and MVP. Finally, they finish out by talking Paolo Banchero, Chet...

Duration:01:09:05

COVID is BACK, Week 9 Waivers

12/10/2021
Ken, Shannon and Alex highlight COVID-19 running wild throughout the NBA again this season and touch on other news before diving into waiver wire suggestions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:53:57

Fake Trades Bonanza + Pacers Blowing It Up?

12/8/2021
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha discuss the Lakers win over the Celtics on Tuesday night and the future of Damian Lillard in Portland before diving into fake trades involving Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis and Caris LeVert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:12:16

Blazers Future, Streaking Rockets + Picking the All-NBA Teams

12/6/2021
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to run through the top news of the day, including (another) report suggesting Damian Lillard and the Blazers may not be on the same page. The guys also discuss the red-hot Rockets and the latest Zion Williamson update before picking their All-NBA teams if the season ended today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:02

Dedmon, Memphis Guards Highlight Week 8 Waivers

12/3/2021
Ken, Shannon and Alex discuss the latest news, then dive into waiver wire options before finishing with DFS talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:32