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Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving, Postseason Winners Podcast

6/14/2019
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The Raptors are the champs, but the big story is the Warriors lost another star with Klay Thompson tearing his ACL. We'll talk about Klay's rehab, his free agency, and what the Dubs could do in two weeks. Plus, Kyrie Irving looks to be heading to the Nets, so we'll talk some Celtics in what could be a wild offseason for them. Lastly, we go over our top five players who helped themselves this postseason. There is no offseason!

Duration:00:42:54

Kevin Durant, Free Agency and Fantasy Pod

6/11/2019
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It looks like we've lost Kevin Durant for quite some time. Tommy Beer and Mike Gallagher go over KD's fantasy legacy, how he affects the upcoming free agency period, KD's value upon his return, and how it affects the other Warriors. We'll talk some other free agency topics and hit on some random fantasy value debuts.

Duration:00:48:21

Prince and Crabbe Trade Breakdown

6/7/2019
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The NBA had a rare early-June trade! Jared Johnson and I break down the fantasy fallout from the Nets announcing to the world that they are major players in free agency. We'll talk about how it affects Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and others. Plus, the Hawks are set for a rebuild, but that could mean big things for Trae Young and John Collins. We'll mix in some fantasy info on Kawhi and Pascal Siakam along the way, too.

Duration:00:36:01

NBA Mock Draft Breakdown 2.0

6/5/2019
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Raphielle Johnson joins Matt Stroup again to revisit some of the latest NBA Draft chatter, including the impact of injuries to Ja Morant and Cam Reddish, and a big picture look at what to expect from Morant his rookie year. Also on this episode, we consider a couple of potential draft sleepers — including Romeo Langford and Kevin Porter Jr. — and consider which first-round picks might end up as busts.

Duration:00:17:10

NBA Finals Game 1 Recap

5/31/2019
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The Raptors took Game 1 thanks to Pascal Siakam going off against Draymond Green and the Warriors. We'll talk about his value going forward in the short and long term. The Warriors don't have depth right now, so coach Steve Kerr may need to go with more Alfonzo McKinnie and run Draymond Green at the five more. We'll also go over how coach Nick Nurse went with some tight rotations with his defense locking teams down in half court.

Duration:00:24:00

How High Should We Draft Giannis?

5/29/2019
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Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander conduct (fantasy) exit interviews for the Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers, making the case for caution when it comes to drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo next season. Plus, some hints that Eric Bledsoe's game may be declining, why Malcolm Brogdon may still be underrated in fantasy and what to do with Jusuf Nurkic coming off his serious leg injury.

Duration:00:19:59

NBA Fantasy Podcast for May 24

5/24/2019
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We have single-digit games remaining in the NBA season, but there's still a lot going on these days. Jonas Nader and Mike Gallagher talk about how incredible Kawhi Leonard is, but what about his fantasy value? What can the Bucks do to fix their issues? How tight should their rotation be now? Plus, we'll talk about the fallout from All-NBA Teams, including Bradley Beal being snubbed, Kemba Walker more likely to re-sign and a few other topics. Plus, some draft talk along with the news and...

Duration:00:36:55

NBA Mock Draft Breakdown

5/22/2019
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Matt Stroup and Raphielle Johnson analyze the latest NBA Mock Draft on Rotoworld, breaking down the real life and fantasy potential for a number of the top prospects. Among the questions we ponder: Is Zion Williamson already being over-drafted in fantasy leagues even though fantasy drafts haven't started? Is R.J. Barrett well on his way to being underrated? Plus, how much potential is there for Jarrett Culver, Coby White and Darius Garland, and what other fantasy sleepers might be lurking...

Duration:00:21:56

NBA DFS and Lottery Talk Podcast

5/17/2019
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The lottery was wild, so we dive in on that again. We'll project Zion Williamson's ADP and why he could be a fantasy monster. Plus, Julius Randle is affected by the Pelicans' luck, so we'll hit on how he could be headed out of town. Plus, we'll get some talk on Ja Morant and discuss how other top-eight teams could have an opportunity open for fantasy value. After the first 15 minutes, we'll hit on the playoffs for DFS with plenty of talk on matchups, predictions and a lot more.

Duration:00:32:33

The Zion Sweepstakes: NOLA Wins

5/15/2019
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Steve Alexander joins Matt Stroup to discuss the stunning results of the NBA Draft Lottery, with the New Orleans Pelicans taking a six percent chance all the way to the house to land presumed No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson. Plus, Steve's untold story of trying to take a photo with Manute Bol back in the 1980's. Also on this episode: Tommy Beer joins the show to help break down a draft strategy that potentially leaves your team with very few weaknesses. Among the key players involved:...

Duration:00:30:58

The Sub-Zero All-Stars

5/8/2019
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We all know what happens if you punt one category in fantasy leagues. But what happens if you punt three? Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander break down a draft strategy of punting the "sub-zero" categories — field goal percentage, free throw percentage and turnovers — and consider which players perfectly fit the bill. Among them (as you might imagine): Russell Westbrook, Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons. We also consider where Blake Griffin, De'Aaron Fox and D'Angelo Russell fit into the equation....

Duration:00:22:01

May 3 Fantasy/DFS Pod

5/3/2019
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It's a two-game Friday night with two games that figure to be close. We'll look at some of the stats to help you determine who could be in for a big night. The first 10 minutes of the pod is about news and the 76ers thumping the Raptors, so feel free to fast forward if you just want the DFS nuggets. Plus, some thoughts on D'Angelo Russell, Monty Williams and more.

Duration:00:38:48

Exit Interviews: Westbrook and Mitchell

5/1/2019
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Matt Stroup and Ryan Knaus conduct fantasy exit interviews for six more teams eliminated from the NBA Playoffs: the Nets, Magic, Clippers, Thunder, Jazz and Spurs. What's next for Donovan Mitchell after a sometimes frustrating second season? Are Russell Westbrook's phenomenal counting stats worth the other headaches? And is it crazy to have Jonathan Isaac ranked ahead of Aaron Gordon in fantasy leagues next season? These are just a few of the many topics we cover during a fast-paced and...

Duration:00:24:56

Eastern Conference Second Round Preview

4/26/2019
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We're almost all set for the second round, but we have our matchups in the Eastern Conference. Before we dive in on the Bucks, Celtics, 76ers and Raptors, Raphielle Johnson and Mike Gallagher go over some things to watch for the remaining Western Conference games. How much Nikola Jokic on Saturday? More Hamptons Five for the Warriors? Can the Warriors turn it on again? For the Eastern Conference, we dig deep with a ton of stats on matchups, lineup moves, pace, play types and a whole lot...

Duration:00:45:58

Exit Interviews: Pacers and Pistons

4/24/2019
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A truly serviceable edition of the show as Matt Stroup and Steve Alexander conduct fantasy exit interviews for the Pacers and Pistons, weighing the outlooks for players including Andre Drummond, Blake Griffin, Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis heading into next year. Plus, the age-old question "what are the Suns doing?", and some intriguing news for anyone thinking about drafting Miles Bridges next season.

Duration:00:23:14

The High-Roller Top 25

4/17/2019
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Special guest on the show this week — war zone correspondent and avid fantasy basketball player Muhammad Lila, who runs a fantasy league full of experts from the U.S. and Canada, joins the show to unveil his "High-Roller" top 25. Muhammad and Matt Stroup debate the choices, ranging from where to put Steph Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo to how high we should rank Pascal Siakam, John Collins and Trae Young. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Matt's top 25 right here.

Duration:00:31:24

NBA Season Takeaways Podcast

4/12/2019
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It was a wacky end to the regular season with some rest, injuries and low-key guys busting out. Jared Johnson and Mike Gallagher go over some things to remember before drafting next year. Some early-round takeaways and other things to keep in mind later in the draft. Jared also puts himself on blast for bad picks that led to a letdown of a season for him. Plus, we'll talk about players coming back from injury next year.

Duration:00:58:40

Next Season's Top 25

4/10/2019
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Matt Stroup and Tommy Beer take an early look at the top 25 fantasy options for next season, with some hearty and vigorous debate on where to place players ranging from Steph Curry and Kevin Durant — likely not teammates next season — to LeBron James, Chris Paul, Mitchell Robinson and Trae Young. Plus, Tommy accidentally writes an amazing TV commercial. All that and more on this episode, and you can check out Mike Gallagher's column that we referenced right here.

Duration:00:33:20

The First Annual Waiver Wire Awards

4/8/2019
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Steve Alexander and Matt Stroup make some last-minute waiver recommendations — including late-season sensations JaKarr Sampson, Walt Lemon Jr. and Frank Kaminsky — but more importantly, they unveil the winners of the first (and hopefully not last) Waiver Wire Awards. It's an evening to celebrate (and perhaps get angry at) the players who graced the Waiver Wired column more than any others. Join us as we unveil our choices for waiver wire pickup of the year and a number of other categories.

Duration:00:20:48