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An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.

An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.
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United States

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ESPN

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An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.

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English


Episodes

11: When The Cat's Away, The Mice Will Play

12/12/2017
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We're in the Lab to discuss why OKC's outcasts are thriving and winning on their new teams and try to figure out how the TImberwolves are winning these close games.

Duration: 00:40:54


10: Keeping Up With The Jameses

12/7/2017
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Neil, Kyle and Chris discuss LeBron James and the Cav's recent win streak, the MVP caliber season of James Harden and more.

Duration: 00:38:51


09: Memphis Blues

11/30/2017
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Neil, Kyle and Chris chat about David Fizdale's firing and discuss the potential impact of Blake Griffin's latest injury.

Duration: 00:39:24


08: Everything OK In OKC?

11/22/2017
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Neil, Kyle and Chris are in The Lab to break down the problems with the OKC Thunder and discuss Lonzo's continued shooting woes.

Duration: 00:36:43


07: The Return Of Al Horford

11/16/2017
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The Lab is back to discuss the Celtics' surprising winning streak and wonders how long they can keep winning like this.

Duration: 00:33:56


06: Mood...

11/8/2017
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The Lab welcomes ESPN's Baxter Holmes to talk about NBA scheduling and tired players. Plus, Neil and Kyle discuss the Cavs situation and wonders if they should be worried.

Duration: 00:40:02


Battle of Power Forwards

11/2/2017
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Neil, Kyle and Chris are back in the Lab to discuss the transformation of Blake, KP and Aaron Gordon this season.

Duration: 00:38:43


And-1: Interview with Rich Cho

10/27/2017
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Before the season started, Chris Herring sat down with Hornets GM, Rich Cho, to discuss the new season, Dwight Howard and food.

Duration: 00:30:40


04: The Greek Freak

10/25/2017
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Neil, Kyle and Chris are back to discuss what is going on in Phoenix and what we can decipher from Giannis' crazy start to the season.

Duration: 00:35:02


03: Boston Without Hayward

10/18/2017
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Where do the Celtics go from here? Chris, Neil and Kyle are back to discuss what the Gordon Hayward injury means for Boston and more impressions from the NBA's opening night.

Duration: 00:26:29


And-1: Interview with Jeanie Buss

10/17/2017
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Chris Herring sits down with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers to discuss why family and basketball don't always mix, and what to expect from Lonzo Ball this season.

Duration: 00:42:08


02: Eastern Conference Previews

10/11/2017
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The Lab, FiveThirtyEight's new NBA podcast, is back! Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the good and the not-so-good teams in the East.

Duration: 01:01:27


01: Western Conference Previews

10/4/2017
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FiveThirtyEight's new NBA podcast! Neil, Chris and Kyle discuss what to expect from each team in the West. Next week: the East.

Duration: 01:05:48


The Hottest Takes

9/26/2017
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On our final show, the Hot Takedown crew breaks down what we've learned and says farewell with a Hall of Fame hot take.

Duration: 00:45:18


Historical Bias

9/19/2017
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The HTD crew discusses Eli Manning's latest woes and debates whether the quality of play in the NFL is as low as it seems. Plus, a sig dig on baseball.

Duration: 00:37:33


September Streaks

9/12/2017
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The HTD crew discusses Sloane Stephens' U.S. Open triumph and dissects the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers' recent streaks in the MLB.

Duration: 00:44:39


Staying Power

9/5/2017
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The HTD crew is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes, who drops by to discuss her Aaron Rodgers profile and helps us preview the start of the NFL season. Plus, a sig dig on tennis.

Duration: 00:31:11


The Cavs-Celtics Swap

8/30/2017
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Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner break down the megadeal between the Celtics and the Cavaliers, and talk about how the teams will play next season.

Duration: 00:47:30


A Tricky Deal

8/22/2017
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The HTD crew previews college football and discusses parity and which metrics matter most. Plus, the Lakers' latest woes and a significant digit on Felix Hernandez.

Duration: 00:30:00


Hot And Cold

8/15/2017
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The HTD crew discusses Ezekiel Elliott's suspension, whether momentum in sports really exists, and a significant digit on the MLB's long and getting longer games.

Duration: 00:41:42

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