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Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber dive deep into a wide range of NBA stories and topics.

Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber dive deep into a wide range of NBA stories and topics.

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United States

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Podcasts

Description:

Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber dive deep into a wide range of NBA stories and topics.

Language:

English


Episodes

NBA Play-In Tournament Preview

5/18/2021
With the regular season finally over with, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber look ahead to the NBA Play-In Tournament and preview the tactical battles that could determine each game.

Duration:00:44:16

Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, All-Rookie Teams & More

5/14/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber share their picks for Sixth Man of the Year, Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player, All-Rookie teams, and more. Then, they look ahead to their preferred playoff matchups in each conference.

Duration:01:05:28

MVP, All-NBA, DPOY, and All-Defense Awards Ballots

5/11/2021
With less than a week remaining in the regular season, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what Jaylen Brown’s season-ending wrist injury means for the Celtics’ playoff hopes before diving into their MVP, All-NBA, and All-Defensive ballots for the 2021 season.

Duration:01:21:48

2021 NBA Alternative Awards

5/6/2021
With the end of the NBA season near, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber hand out made-up awards like Best On-Ball Defender, Best Secondary Playmaker, All-Effort Team, and more.

Duration:00:54:16

LeBron Hates the Play-In, Plus Thoughts on Bucks-Nets

5/4/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the state of the Western Conference playoff race and what the Bucks recent win over the Nets could tell us about how the two teams might match up in a playoff series.

Duration:00:47:27

Blazers Slipping, Hawks Rising, and Nets Lurking

4/28/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber assess what a rough month of April means for the future of the Trail Blazers, whether the Hawks can keep building on their strong play recently, and what to make of the Nets having not had their three stars together in over two months.

Duration:00:50:46

Steph's Heater, Point Zion, and the Knicks

4/22/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Steph Curry’s scorching month of April, Zion Williamson’s growth as a playmaker, the Knicks’ sustained success, Most Improved Player candidates, and the evolution of superstars.

Duration:00:43:08

Jamal Murray's Devastating Injury, Jokić's Offensive Peak, and Dallas' Place in the Playoff Race

4/15/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber assess the potential short- and long-term impact of Jamal Murray's devastating ACL injury, including how Denver might account for his absence in the playoffs and what this does to the Nuggets' championship window. Then, they put Nikola Jokić's season in context among the best offensive seasons in NBA history and discuss the Mavericks' chances of sneaking into the NBA title race.

Duration:00:54:32

Sorting Through the NBA Title Contenders

4/12/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each NBA title contender, and how those teams match up with one another.

Duration:01:14:46

Forecasting the Rest of the NBA Season

4/2/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber survey the landscape of the NBA entering the final two months of the season, including the rise in offensive efficiency, the hierarchy in the Western Conference, the Chicago Bulls’ future, and much more.

Duration:00:58:44

Trade Deadline Reactions, Plus LeBron's Ankle Injury

3/26/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber analyze the biggest deals of the NBA trade deadline and what they portend for the rest of the season and the NBA title race. Then they look at where LeBron James’ ankle injury leaves the Lakers as they enter the home stretch.

Duration:01:23:00

NBA Draft Prospects In the NCAA Tournament

3/24/2021
With the first weekend of March Madness in the books, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what they saw from Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs, and other NBA Draft prospects.

Duration:01:07:11

Trade Deadline Primer

3/18/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber bounce around the NBA and preview which teams and players could define this year’s trade deadline. Topics include how teams like Denver, Boston, and Philadelphia can improve, what the Kings and Magic will do with their good players, and much more.

Duration:00:57:08

2021 NBA Mid-Season Awards

3/9/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, All-NBA teams and more through the first half of the NBA season.

Duration:01:45:20

Our Favorite Role Players in the NBA

3/5/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to the Jazz’s complaints about officiating before Listing Some Guys and discussing their favorite role players in the NBA.

Duration:01:06:43

Lloyd Pierce Out in Atlanta & All Star Draft

3/2/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to Lloyd Pierce being fired and a few reasons for the Hawks’ disappointing season to date. Then, they draft All-Star teams and talk through a hypothetical playoff series between the two squads.

Duration:01:04:14

Celtics Struggling, Suns Rising, and All Star Snubs

2/27/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the state of the struggling Celtics, notable players left off the All Star team, and what Phoenix’s surprise success means for the team’s present and future.

Duration:00:43:46

Nets Extend Win Six Straight, Clippers Quell Jazz Streak, Wolves Fire Saunders

2/22/2021
After a jam-packed weekend in the NBA, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber bounce around the league and discuss the Rockets' struggles, Brooklyn's six-game win streak and unstoppable offense, the Knicks' chances of actually making the playoffs, the Clippers' win over Utah, and much more.

Duration:01:12:11

AD's Injury, The State of the MVP Race, and How to Feel About the Bucks

2/19/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the potential immediate and long-term effects of Anthony Davis' leg injury, the changing dynamics of a fascinating MVP race, and where the Milwaukee Bucks stand after losing five in a row.

Duration:01:09:37

Picking All-Star Rosters

2/13/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber pick their 12-man All-Star rosters for each conference.

Duration:01:01:24