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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

Zion's Debut, All Star Starters Announced, Dealing With Powell's Absence

1/25/2020
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to Zion Williamson's NBA debut, the announcement of All-Star starters, and what the Mavericks can do to replace Dwight Powell (this episode was recorded prior to Dallas' trade for Willie Cauley-Stein).

Duration:01:01:39

The Sixers are Surging & More Fake Trades

1/22/2020
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss' Ben Simmons' role in the 76ers' recent winning streak before diving into some hypothetical trade possibilities ahead of the trade deadline.

Duration:01:15:39

All-Star Selections & the Jeff Teague Trade

1/17/2020
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber make their 2020 All Star selections, which includes debates on Tobias Harris vs. Khris Middleton, Devin Booker vs. Brandon Ingram, and how many All Stars the Jazz should have. At the top of the show, they react to the trade that sent Jeff Teague back to the Hawks on Thursday afternoon.

Duration:01:08:07

Checking in on the West's Hottest Teams

1/14/2020
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber take the temperature of some of the hottest teams in the Western Conference. They discuss Utah's hot streak, the Nuggets' defensive woes, the Spurs' shot selection, and more.

Duration:00:59:45

Drummond on the Move, Assessing Kuzma's Value, and a Big Sixers Trade Idea

1/9/2020
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss some of the latest trade buzz around the NBA, including talks between the Hawks and Pistons for Andre Drummond, what the Lakers should do with Kyle Kuzma, and a potential shakeup in Philadelphia.

Duration:01:09:51

Christmas Day Reactions & Wild Trade Speculation

12/31/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber gives their observations from this year's Christmas games and what they could portend for the playoffs. Then, they discuss trade possibilities for the Thunder, Wolves, and more.

Duration:01:24:12

Tales from the Laker Game, Reassessing the Top of the East, Luka's Injury

12/18/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Ben's first time seeing LeBron in person, the Bucks' 18-game win streak, Philadelphia's recent surge, and what Luka Dončić's ankle injury could mean for Kristaps Porzingis.

Duration:01:10:13

All-Decade Awards, Part II

12/14/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber pick their All-Decade teams for the 2010s and discuss some of the most indelible moments of the last 10 years.

Duration:01:26:03

All-Decade Awards, Part I

12/11/2019
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On this episode of Read and React, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber give out their individual All-Decade honors for the 2010s, including Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Decade, Coach of the Decade, and more.

Duration:01:04:02

Quarter-Season Awards Ballot

12/7/2019
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On this episode of Read & React, Ben and Jon pick their Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, and other awards a quarter of the way through the season.

Duration:01:09:03

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