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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

Raptors, Blazers & Warriors Season Previews

10/15/2021
Read & React's 2021-22 NBA team preview series wraps up with three of the most fascinating teams heading into the 2021-22 NBA season: the Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, and Golden State Warriors.

Duration:00:59:37

76ers, Kings & Spurs Season Previews

10/13/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to the Nets' statement on Kyrie Irving's availability, then dive into what they expect from the 76ers, Kings and Spurs in the 2022 NBA season.

Duration:00:57:10

Lakers, Wolves & Pelicans Season Previews

10/8/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss their concerns over the Lakers’ revamped roster around LeBron & AD, how the Pelicans and Wolves can build high-end offenses around their stars, and much more.

Duration:01:06:24

Mavericks, Celtics & Rockets Season Previews

10/5/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber go in-depth on what to expect from the Mavericks, Celtics, and Rockets in the 2021-22 NBA season.

Duration:01:05:25

Ben Taylor on Scoring Blindness, Brooklyn's Offense, Leaguewide Trends & More

9/30/2021
Ben Taylor of Thinking Basketball and Backpicks.com joins Read & React to discuss how bias toward scoring inflates our perception of NBA player value, whether defense has become more important in a more offensively-powered league, expectations for the Nets’ offense in 2022, and much more. Follow & support Ben's work: Thinking Basketball podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/12kpkAvUj6LGxzViDIH0qH?si=FmfwE5j3T--38wrVlGB6Tg&dl_branch=1 Thinking Basketball YouTube:...

Duration:00:43:20

NBA Media Day News; Nuggets, Jazz, and Clippers Season Previews

9/29/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber break down the biggest news from the NBA’s Media Days, including Zion Williamson’s surprise foot injury, Michael Porter Jr.’s rookie extension, and more troubling comments from NBA players about the COVID vaccine. Then they preview the 2021-22 season for the Nuggets, Jazz, and Clippers.

Duration:00:59:11

Pistons, Hornets & Thunder Previews, Plus A Chaotic NBA News Week

9/25/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss *yet another* mini-development in the unending Ben Simmons Saga before reacting to Gersson Rosas' dismissal from the Timberwolves and vaccine hesitancy from two prominent NBA players. Then they dive into 2021-22 season previews for the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Duration:01:11:48

Pacers, Cavaliers & Knicks Season Previews

9/13/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the Pacers, Cavs, and Knicks' outlooks for the 2021-22 season, including what the Cavs should pay Collin Sexton, whether Julius Randle will regress after a career year, and more.

Duration:00:50:53

Grizzlies, Magic & Wizards Season Previews

9/7/2021
Read & React’s offseason preview series continues with the Grizzlies, Magic, and Wizards. Plus, Ben and Jon discuss the impact of Paul Millsap signing with the Nets.

Duration:00:56:57

Hawks, Heat & Bulls Season Previews, Plus More Ben Simmons Drama

9/3/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber touch on yet another development in the Ben Simmons Trade Saga before sharing their expectations for the Hawks, Heat, and Bulls' upcoming seasons.

Duration:01:17:26

Markkanen to Cleveland, Plus Bucks, Nets & Suns Season Previews!

8/30/2021
The Summer of the Sign-and-Trade continues as the Cavaliers acquire Lauri Markkanen in a three-team deal with the Bulls and Blazers. Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the move, then look at what to expect from the Bucks, Nets, and Suns next season.

Duration:01:03:44

Embiid Extension, Beverley Movement, and the NBA's Christmas Schedule

8/21/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what Joel Embiid's four-year extension means for the Sixers and how it fits into a trend of the offseason. Then they discuss the NBA's 2021 Christmas Day schedule and which games have the most allure before dissecting the activity involving the Grizzlies, Clippers, and Timberwolves this week.

Duration:00:57:24

Summer League Observations, Simmons Posturing & Schröder to Boston

8/12/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber share their thoughts and observations on how Cade Cunningham, Alperen Şengün, and other 2021 draftees have played in the Las Vegas Summer League so far. Then they touch on the state of the Ben Simmons trade market and Dennis Schröder’s deal with the Celtics.

Duration:00:59:14

Top 30 Players in the NBA

8/9/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber rank and discuss the 30 best players in the NBA right now, including the philosophical considerations that went into making the list, the differences between primary and complementary stars, the relative value of scoring and playmaking, and where stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, and others fall in the top 10.

Duration:01:53:56

The Biggest Deals of Free Agency So Far

8/4/2021
Almost 48 hours into free agency, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber react to some of the biggest deals of the offseason so far, including the Heat's big swings, the Bulls' bold moves, the Lakers' veteran acquisitions, and more.

Duration:01:00:58

2021 Free Agency Primer

8/2/2021
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss some of the deals that have already been done this offseason, as well as what to expect once NBA free agency opens up.

Duration:01:01:52

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