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This is an intelligent and informed discussion on the NBA, its intricacies, and the forces that drive it.

This is an intelligent and informed discussion on the NBA, its intricacies, and the forces that drive it.
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This is an intelligent and informed discussion on the NBA, its intricacies, and the forces that drive it.

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Episodes

Improving the NBA: Rule Changes, Schedule Changes & More

12/3/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss recent reports that the NBA is considering changing its schedule and whether the proposed changes would actually be good for the league. Then, they talk about what they would do if they could tweak the NBA's rules.

Duration:00:55:18

Simmons Makes a 3, Kawhi & PG Unite, and Luka Mania Continues

11/22/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber analyze a highly entertaining game between the Celtics and Clippers and what the partnership of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will mean for the Clippers. Then, they discuss Ben Simmons' first career 3-pointer and Luka Dončić's MVP-level run to start the season.

Duration:00:49:03

PG's Debut, Harden's Scoring Rampage, Blazers & Spurs Struggle

11/20/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Paul George's debut as a Clipper, James Harden's ridiculous scoring run to start the year, and what's wrong with the Spurs and Trail Blazers right now.

Duration:00:45:16

What's Sustainable From the First Three Weeks?

11/16/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Khris Middleton's injury, the feisty Raptors, and whether certain trends from the first three weeks are sustainable.

Duration:00:45:41

More Knicks Dysfunction, Gordon Hayward's Injury, and AD's Shoulder

11/12/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben and Jon discuss the Knicks' impromptu press conference and what it says about the franchise, the state of the Celtics without Gordon Hayward, and what Anthony Davis' shoulder injury could mean for the Lakers.

Duration:00:39:14

Lakers, Load Management, and Fun In the East

11/8/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben and Jon discuss the Lakers' solid defensive start, load recent controversy surrounding Kawhi Leonard, Jayson Tatum's real value, and more.

Duration:00:53:05

Most Surprising and Disappointing Teams

11/6/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben and Jon discuss the most surprising and disappointing starts to the NBA season, including Phoenix's rise, Dallas' electric offense, and the Kings' struggles.

Duration:00:59:44

Steph's Injury, Draymond Trade Possibilities, & Fight Night in Philly

11/1/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Steph Curry's broken hand, why the NBA needs comprehensive charge reform, and the fallout of the scuffle between Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid.

Duration:00:34:34

Hawks-Sixers, What's Wrong With the Warriors, and Trae vs. Simmons

10/30/2019
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On this edition of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) discuss (in person!) the recent Hawks/Sixers game, the Warriors' early season struggles, and the differences between Trae Young and Ben Simmons as passers. Plus: a take on Reggie Miller.

Duration:01:01:45

Opening Night Ruminations & Mega Preview, Part II

10/25/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) reflect on the first games of the new NBA season before wrapping up their season predictions with All-Defense teams, the eventual NBA champion, and three random predictions.

Duration:01:17:27

Zion News, Extension Reactions, and Mega Preview Part I

10/23/2019
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After a brief hiatus, Read and React returns with Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) react to Zion Williamson's knee injury and the recent rookie extensions before diving into part one of their 2020 season predictions.

Duration:00:57:00

The China Situation, Kyle Lowry's Extension, and Young Players in the Preseason

10/11/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the NBA/China imbroglio, Kyle Lowry's new one-year extension with the Raptors, and some of the young players who have stood out in the preseason.

Duration:00:40:53

Rookie Extension Candidates

10/5/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@Jon Sauber) discuss potential rookie extensions for Pascal Siakam, Jaylen Brown, and more, as well as Ben Simmons and Jamal Murray's recently-signed deals.

Duration:00:49:25

Most Interesting Teams in the NBA

9/27/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) discuss the teams they're most intrigued by entering the 2020 NBA season. Topics include the Philadelphia 76ers, the dynamics of the Lakers' roster, and Kendall Marshall's transition passing.

Duration:00:54:36

2019-20 Over/Unders

9/20/2019
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In a wide-ranging episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) dig into some of the most intriguing stories and over/under lines entering the 2020 NBA season, including: how the West standings will shake out, Steph Curry's chances of winning a third MVP, and the best workout videos of the summer.

Duration:01:02:38

The Top 10 Players in the NBA

9/10/2019
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After a week off, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) return to Read & React with their rankings of the top 10 players in the NBA entering the 2019-20 season. They discuss the rise of young big men in the league, the limitations of ball-dominant stars, whether Kawhi Leonard has a case as the world's best player, and much more.

Duration:01:00:27

Fixing the NBA's Worst Teams

8/31/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) discuss some of the NBA's worst teams and where they should go from here. Topics include the Thunder's pivotal offseason, Miami's approach to star-chasing, and the hopelessness of the Washington Wizards.

Duration:00:44:28

2020 Breakout Candidates

8/23/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) discuss six players (plus a few honorable mentions) who could have breakout seasons in 2019-20.

Duration:01:00:21

The Rest of the West

8/21/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Pelicans' playoff chances, Karl-Anthony Towns' MVP odds, the future of the Grizzlies, and much more.

Duration:00:44:36

Deciphering the Eastern Conference

8/16/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner (@bladner_) and Jon Sauber (@jonsauber) sort through a top-heavy Eastern Conference, discussing the title chances of the Sixers and Bucks, which teams could challenge for the third seed, and who could make a surprise playoff appearance.

Duration:01:01:13