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The Starters

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.
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Atlanta, GA

Networks:

NBA Digital

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

Twitter:

@jeskeets

Language:

English


Episodes

Wed. Jan. 16 - Statement Quarter

1/16/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Warriors' statement win over Denver, Rozier saying the Celtics are too talented, and whether Buddy Hield deserves a Three-Point Contest invite. That, plus the teams most likely to make a trade, the Hawks' dilemma, Embiid trolling the Wolves, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:32

Tue. Jan. 15 - Cutting Ties

1/15/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether the Mavs are giving up on Dennis Smith Jr. too soon, if the Rockets' reliance on Harden will hurt 'em long term, and the possible tension between the Knicks and Porzingis. That, plus love for the Nets and Kings, Lin trade rumors, Ingles' kiss, 3D live from Philly, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:54

The Drop - DSJ Trade Rumors, Harden, Fast Food

1/15/2019
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden's 57, whether the Celtics' locker room is divided, Dennis Smith Jr. trade rumors, and a few under-the-radar performances. That, plus noise-cancelling headphones, kombucha, the best fast foods for feasts, swapping jerseys, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:02:13

Mon. Jan 14 - Frustrated Kyrie + Bembry In Studio

1/14/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kyrie's frustration with his young teammates, the Bulls not wanting to buyout Robin Lopez, and the LeBron-less Lakers losing again. That, plus Hawks swingman DeAndre Bembry joins us live in studio to talk ATL and fashion, we have new Weekend Whoopsies, and Leigh smashes bananas, mate. via Knit

Duration:00:25:04

The Drop - Thunder/Spurs + Trade Deadline Dreams

1/11/2019
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss the insane Thunder-Spurs double overtime thriller, trade deadline teams/players to watch, halfway point surprises, DeMarcus Cousins' imminent return, Most Improved candidates, embarrassing on-court moments, plucking nose hair, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:30:27

Thu. Jan. 10 - Wade's All-Star Chances + Bucks 'Slow' Harden

1/10/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Wade's All-Star Game chances, whether the Bucks figured out a way to slow Harden, and the Celtics' winning streak. That, plus slapping the floor on defense, the rumored Kanter-for-Z-Bo trade, a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:55

Wed. Jan. 9 - Bird Box Payoff

1/9/2019
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On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Trey does the show blindfolded while the guys discuss Cousins eyeing his return, Wiggins powering the Wolves to victory in Ryan Saunders' coaching debut, and Jokic's triple-double game-winner. That, plus how many Warriors will make the All-Star Game, NBA birds, and Trey plays "Can You Draw Better Than A Third Grader?" in the dark. via Knit

Duration:00:24:25

Tue. Jan. 8 - Q2 Stock Watch

1/8/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA portfolios as we reach the halfway point of the season. Which team needs to diversify and make a move? Who's blossomed into a blue-chipper? And which teams are undervalued? That, plus they discuss Harden droppin' Jamal Murray, whether any Spurs will make the All-Star Game, 3D live from Oakland, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:55

The Drop - Consume This Media

1/8/2019
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden dropping Jamal Murray, the streaking Spurs, whether Thibodeau will ever get another head coaching gig, Chandler Parsons, the Cavs waiving Patrick McCaw, and the NBA moving towards a real-time betting experience. That, plus our Mt. Swishmore, The Rock's new show, consuming content, the infamous Summer League van fart, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:17:33

Mon. Jan. 7 - Thibs Fired

1/7/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wolves firing Tom Thibodeau, Chandler Parsons and the Grizzlies agreeing to part ways, and Kobe telling Lakers fans to relax. That, plus Weekend Whoopsies, The Rock vs. Giannis, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:21

The Drop - Red Hot Harden, DeMar's Revenge, All-Star Voting

1/4/2019
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss the unstoppable James Harden, the blown KD out-of-bounds call, DeRozan's revenge game, booing Kawhi, the All-Star voting format, and the Bulls-Grizzlies trade. That, plus Wall's season-ending injury, Leigh's Peru adventures, electronic cigarettes, Worst of the Week nominees, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:31:08

Thu. Jan 3. - First Returns & Boo Birds

1/3/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the biggest surprises from the All-Star voting first returns, Paul George carrying OKC, whether Spurs fans will boo Kawhi tonight, and The Beard's chance at winning back-to-back MVPs. That, plus a new Meme Team, #NBARockStars, a forgotten wedgie, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:46

Wed. Jan. 2 - New Year, New Polls

1/2/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls! Who will be the biggest name traded? Who's gonna win MVP? And which team comes out of the Eastern Conference? That, plus a New Year's resolutions-themed edition of Crossfire, some bold 2019 predictions, NBA trickery, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:54

The Holiday Drop - Naughty & Nice

12/21/2018
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On today's final Drop episode of 2018, the guys decide which players/teams are on the naughty or nice lists, hand out some last-minute gifts, and make some NBA wishes. That, plus Buddy Hield's age gaffe, Melo's legacy, watching ball with old Armenians, and the hottest holiday cypher yet! We'll see you in 2019. Be safe. via Knit

Duration:01:25:45

Thu. Dec. 20 - PG, DG & OG

12/20/2018
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate if Paul George has entered the MVP conversation, whether Draymond Green needs to shoot more, and if the Raptors got away with one vs. the Pacers. That, plus the Rockets' 3-point record, the fastest players in the league, a brand new edition of The Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:27:22

Wed. Dec. 19 - Duh

12/19/2018
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss LeBron wanting Anthony Davis on the Lakers, Goran Dragic's knee injury, and Kent Bazemore reportedly generating trade interest from contenders. That, plus a Christmas-themed edition of Crossfire, Jarrett Allen's huge block, Larry Nance Jr's game-winning tip, selfies, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:37

Tue. Dec. 18 - Travelin' Man

12/18/2018
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss James Harden's super step-back, Coach Joerger saying he has the next Durant-Westbrook in Marvin Bagley and De'Aaron Fox, and the Bulls-Thunder scuffle. That, plus Booker claps back at Kanter, Taj plays defense with a shoe, who wants Austin Rivers, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:51

The Drop - Your Wish Is Granted

12/18/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss Harden's double-step-back (travel), which team is the most infuriating to try and figure out, the Suns-Wizards deal, and Robin Lopez going berserk. That, plus Fox's All-Star chances, Coach of the Year favorites, crushing water bottles, and new gift ideas from the Hammacher Schlemmer online catalog. via Knit

Duration:01:19:00

Mon. Dec. 17 - Ariza Trade, Ingram's Future, Star Fox

12/17/2018
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate the winner of the Wizards-Suns deal, whether Ingram is a potential Lakers' trade chip, and De'Aaron Fox's All-Star potential. That, plus 3D joins us live Oakland to discuss DeMarcus Cousins' rehab process, we have new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:50

The Drop - Harden, Jabari, Dinwiddie

12/14/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Lakers' frustration with trying to defend Harden, Dirk's 21st season debut, Jabari Parker pulled from the Bulls' rotation, Spencer Dinwiddie's contract extension, and Valanciunas' left thumb injury. That, plus the Suns' arena dilemma, Curry's moon comments, procrastination tactics, Ellen's incredible run, cricket memories, and who is the King Nut? via Knit

Duration:01:27:28