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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

NBA Draft & Westbrook Trade Reactions

7/30/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Lakers’ perplexing trade for Russell Westbrook and the Wizards’ direction after the deal. Then they analyze some of the best, worst, and most interesting picks of Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

Duration:01:10:38

2021 NBA Draft Preview With Brad Rowland

7/28/2021
NBA Draft expert Brad Rowland joins Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber for a comprehensive discussion on the upcoming Draft, including how the top prospects in the class stack up against one another, which players could provide the most value late in the first round, and much more. Keep up with Brad's work on Dime Uproxx and the Locked On Hawks podcast, and follow him on Twitter @BTRowland.

Duration:01:42:33

The Milwaukee Bucks Are NBA Champions!

7/21/2021
The Milwaukee Bucks finally got over the hump and won an NBA title. Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Bucks' Game 6 win over the Suns, the key elements that turned the series, Giannis Antetokounmpo's dominance, and more.

Duration:00:46:31

The Bucks Pull Ahead in the Finals, Plus More Offseason Rumblings

7/19/2021
After a thrilling Game 5 win over the Suns, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the NBA Finals 3-2. Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss how the Bucks got here, how they might close the series in Game 6, and what the Suns can do to stave off elimination. Plus, what the latest reporting surrounding Damian Lillard and the Blazers augurs for the offseason.

Duration:00:41:41

How the Bucks Evened Up the Finals

7/15/2021
We have a series! With the NBA Finals tied at 2-2, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what they saw from the Bucks in Games 2 and 3, adjustments each team can make in Game 5, how these playoffs have changed their perceptions of Giannis Antetokounmpo, and more.

Duration:01:08:51

Suns Take a 2-0 Lead, Plus Reevaluations of "Empty" Scorers

7/9/2021
The NBA Finals shift back to Milwaukee after the Suns took a 2-0 lead; what can the Bucks do to even the series at home? Plus, how to evaluate young scorers on bad teams after Devin Booker and Trae Young's star turns in the playoffs.

Duration:00:58:17

NBA Finals Preview

7/6/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss how Giannis’ Antetokounmpo’s knee injury affects the Bucks’ outlook for the NBA Finals and beyond, then dive into the details that could define the series between Milwaukee and Phoenix.

Duration:00:44:48

Hypothetical Damian Lillard Trade Ideas & the State of the NBA Right Now

6/28/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the state of the NBA midway through the Conference Finals, plus the reports of Damian Lillard’s dissatisfaction with Blazers’ management and which teams could realistically trade for him.

Duration:01:18:20

Pistons Win the Lottery, NBA Fixes Foul Rule & More Ben Simmons Discourse

6/22/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what Tuesday night's NBA lottery results augur for the Draft, the upside of the NBA tweaking its foul rules, and Ben Simmons' standing in the league after another playoff loss.

Duration:01:02:02

Hawks Topple the 76ers, Devin Booker's Historic Game 1, and Conference Finals Previews

6/21/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber analyze Atlanta's Game 7 win in Philadelphia and where the 76ers go from here. Then they discuss how the Hawks and Bucks match up in the Eastern Conference Finals and what Game 1 of the West Finals could mean for the rest of the series.

Duration:01:16:03

Read and 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