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

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

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Podcasts

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Two Game 7 Blowouts & Conference Finals Previews

5/16/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss Sunday's slate of Game 7s, including an appearance from Read & React archivist and Mavericks correspondent Cam Drummond. Then they preview the Eastern and Western Conference Finals matchups and what strategic factors will determine the rest of the playoffs.

Duration:01:05:00

Suns, Sixers Get Even & Al Horford Goes Nuclear

5/10/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber catch up on the four second-round NBA playoff series, including Al Horford's heroic performance against the Bucks, how the Mavs and 76ers evened up their series at home, whether the Grizz can overcome a 3-1 deficit against the Warriors, and much more.

Duration:01:26:12

A Thriller in Memphis, A Slog in Boston & a Heat-76ers Preview

5/2/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what to expect between the Heat and 76ers in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, then go in depth on the Warriors' Game 1 win over the Grizzlies and the Bucks' ugly victory over the Celtics.

Duration:00:52:42

Bucks-Celtics & Suns-Mavs Previews

4/30/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what Khris Middleton's injury means for the Bucks, Jayson Tatum's emergence in the playoffs, why the Mavs could be a tough matchup for Phoenix, and much more.

Duration:00:31:56

Celtics Slow Durant, Warriors & 76ers Seize Control, and the Mavs Pull Ahead

4/22/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber catch up on the last few days of the NBA playoffs, sharing their thoughts on the Celtics' defense against Kevin Durant, the Mavs' success against Utah's defense, and much more.

Duration:01:22:58

Nets-Celtics Delivers, the 76ers Jump on Toronto & The Warriors Are Back

4/19/2022
The NBA playoffs are here! Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber catch up on a busy first weekend of games, including a classic between the Celtics and Nets, an emphatic start for the 76ers, the Warriors' dominance over the Nuggets, and more.

Duration:01:08:11

Heat-Hawks & Suns-Pelicans Preview, Plus Playoff Bracket Predictions

4/16/2022
The NBA Playoffs are here! Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber finish their first-round previews by discussing Hawks-Heat and Pelicans-Suns, then try to game out the rest of the playoffs and pick a 2022 NBA champion.

Duration:00:49:46

2022 NBA Playoff Series Previews (Pt. I)

4/14/2022
The NBA playoffs are almost here! Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what to expect for six of the eight first-round series and make their predictions for 76ers-Raptors, Warriors-Nuggets, Wolves-Grizz, Celtics-Nets, Mavs-Jazz, and Bucks-Bulls.

Duration:01:27:53

Lakers Fire Vogel, Gentry Relieved & Play-In Previews

4/11/2022
The NBA playoffs are (almost) here! Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber break down every first-round play-in matchup after discussing the Lakers firing Frank Vogel, the Kings moving on from Alvin Gentry, and news in Philadelphia and Brooklyn.

Duration:00:54:05

2021-22 NBA Awards

4/9/2022
With the 2021-22 NBA season nearly over, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber make their (un)official picks for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and the rest of the league's awards.

Duration:01:18:20

2021-22 NBA Alternative Awards

4/7/2022
With just a few days left in the 2021-22 NBA season, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber hand out some made-up awards to some of their favorite players and teams this year, including Most Surprising Team, Best On-Ball Defender, Favorite Players to Watch, and more!

Duration:00:58:34

Which West Playoff Teams Do We Trust?

3/28/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber take stock of the Western Conference playoff picture and try to figure out whether anyone will challenge the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Playoffs.

Duration:01:29:37

Which East Playoff Teams Do We Trust?

3/24/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber bounce around the Eastern Conference to try and figure out which teams they trust the most heading into the NBA playoffs. Then they talk about the Sacramento Kings, for some reason.

Duration:01:17:56

Jokić vs. Embiid, Draymond's Return & the Red-Hot Celtics

3/17/2022
With less than a month until the NBA playoffs, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss the awesome matchup between Nikola Jokić and Joel Embiid, how the 76ers have played with James Harden, Draymond’s return to the Warriors, the Celtics’ hot streak, and more.

Duration:01:12:18

CP3's Injury, LeBron's Comments Over the Weekend & Bold Predictions for the Rest of the Season

2/25/2022
With the NBA All Star break in the rearview, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss some of the news to come out of the weekend, then take stock of the league with some bold predictions heading into the home stretch of the season.

Duration:01:11:22

AD's Injury, the Rejuvenated Celtics & Our All-Star Draft

2/18/2022
With the NBA All Star Break finally here, Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what Anthony Davis' ankle injury means for the Lakers and how the Celtics have become one of the NBA's hottest teams over the last month. Then, they pick teams from this year's pool of All Stars. Let us know who you think would win a seven-game series between Jon & Ben's teams, or send us any other feedback on the show at readandreactpodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:01:10:19

Breaking Down A Wild NBA Trade Deadline

2/10/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss every deal of Thursday's hectic NBA trade deadline, including what the Ben Simmons-for-James Harden trade does for the Nets and 76ers, the Spurs' quietly productive day, what the hell the Kings are doing, and much more.

Duration:01:37:54

More James Harden Rumblings, Hawks Show Signs of Life, and the Blazers-Clippers Trade

2/6/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber discuss what Friday's trade between the Blazers and Clippers means for both teams and the reports that the Nets could be willing to trade James Harden next week. Then, they try to make sense of the (somewhat) rolling Hawks and the rock-solid Miami Heat.

Duration:01:21:03

Julia Poe on the Bulls; Plus Other East Contenders, Harden Rumors & A Klay Update

1/27/2022
Chicago Tribune Bulls beat writer Julia Poe stops by to dive deep into Chicago’s strong season so far, recent injuries to key players, and what players the Bulls might try to target at the trade deadline. Then, Ben and Jon discuss the other contenders in the Eastern Conference, the news that James Harden definitely wants to remain a Net, encouraging signs from Klay Thompson, and how much Steph Curry’s shooting slump affects his overall value.

Duration:01:32:51

2021-22 Midseason Awards (Pt. II)

1/25/2022
Ben Ladner and Jon Sauber finish out their midseason awards ballots, including All-NBA teams, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and more.

Duration:01:03:19