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Read and React is a podcast focused on the philosophy, strategy, tactics, trends, and minutiae of the NBA. Hosted by Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber.

Read and React is a podcast focused on the philosophy, strategy, tactics, trends, and minutiae of the NBA. Hosted by Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber.

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United States

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Podcasts

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Read and React is a podcast focused on the philosophy, strategy, tactics, trends, and minutiae of the NBA. Hosted by Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber.

Language:

English


Episodes

Read & Overreact: Ben Simmons Trade Ideas, Plus the Kemba-for-Horford Trade

6/18/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber spend 35 minutes discussing potential Ben Simmons trades in order to help Jon cope with the Sixers’ Game 5 loss to the Hawks. Then they hit the latest Mavericks news and the Kemba-Walker-for-Al-Horford trade.

Duration:01:07:53

KD's Masterpiece, Plus a Wild Day of NBA News

6/16/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to a crazy day of NBA news, including Chris Paul entering the health and safety protocol, Kawhi Leonard’s knee injury, coach firings, and more. Then they discuss Kevin Durant’s heroics and the Nets’ win over the Bucks in Game 5.

Duration:01:00:14

The Bucks Respond; Where Do the Nuggets Go From Here?

6/14/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber examine the Nuggets' immediate future after being swept by the Suns, then discuss the Clippers' win over the Jazz and the Bucks' response in Games 3 and 4 against the Nets.

Duration:00:45:18

Jazz Edge Out Clippers in Game 1, Plus More Round 2 Reactions

6/9/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Utah's big win over the Clippers in Game 1 Tuesday night, the return of Chris Paul against the Nuggets, Philly's response to even the series against the Hawks, and what looks like another Bucks collapse.

Duration:01:04:51

Hawks & Nets Get Ahead, Plus Western Conference Semifinal Previews

6/7/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber break down the Hawks and Nets’ wins over the Sixers and Bucks before previewing the two Western Conference Semifinal series.

Duration:00:57:03

East Semifinal Previews & Where the Lakers Go From Here

6/4/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Suns closing out the Lakers on Thursday night and what the end of L.A.’s season tells us about their future. Then, they break down the two Eastern Conference Semifinals series in great detail, including how the Bucks might try to defend Brooklyn’s stars, the problems Giannis Antetokounmpo poses for the Nets, and the Sixers’ best option to guard Trae Young. *Note: Jon was recording from a different location, and thus the audio quality was slightly lower...

Duration:00:49:28

Celtics Front Office Shakeup & An Instant Classic In Denver

6/2/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to the news that Danny Ainge has stepped down as the Celtics' President of Basketball Operations and Brad Stevens' move into the front office. Then, they rehash some of their favorite moments from an all-time game between the Nuggets and Blazers.

Duration:00:26:27

Embiid & AD Injuries, Hawks & Clippers Take Back Control

6/1/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the potential impact of Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis’ injuries, as well as what they’ve seen from the Hawks and Clippers as they’ve regained the upper hand in their respective playoff series.

Duration:00:43:53

Clippers & Celtics Get on the Board, Hawks Take a 2-1 Lead

5/29/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Hawks’ win over New York, Boston getting on the board against the Nets, and what the Clippers may have figured out against the Mavericks.

Duration:00:28:59

Mavs Steal Two In L.A., Knicks & Utah Even Things Up

5/27/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Luka Dončić and the Mavericks' dismantling of the Clippers' defense, Nate McMillan's questionable rotation decisions, and more from the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Duration:00:53:37

Early Observations From All Eight Playoff Series

5/25/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber share their thoughts and observations on every NBA playoff series so far.

Duration:01:16:15

2021 Playoff Preview, Part 2

5/22/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber recap Memphis’ win over Golden State to earn the eighth seed, then discuss how the Grizzlies match up with Utah. Finally, they forecast the entire playoffs and predict the eventual NBA champion.

Duration:01:10:52

2021 Playoff Preview, Part 1

5/21/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Wednesday night's classic between the Lakers and Warriors, then preview Bucks-Heat, Nets-Celtics, Nuggets-Blazers, and Clippers-Mavericks ahead of the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Duration:00:54:31

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