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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.
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A daily breakdown of the latest story lines, trends, and important developments in the NBA. We promise to keep the Sixers and Celtics discussion to a reasonable amount … or to at least try.

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English


Episodes

Sophomore Surge or Sophomore Slump? | Corner 3 (Ep. 339)

11/16/2018
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Jimmy Butler’s tight fit in Philadelphia (1:07), a sophomore focus in this week’s The Kids Are Alright (23:26), and a look ahead at the weekend’s best games (37:36). Hosts: Kevin O'Connor, Danny Chau, Jonathan Tjarks

Duration:00:45:36

Relationship Counseling: Warriors Edition | Group Chat (Ep. 338)

11/15/2018
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Jimmy Butler’s debut for the Sixers didn’t go quite as smoothly as it could’ve—what does that mean for Ben Simmons (2:00)? Plus, Kevin Clark on the Magic (11:38), and a whole lot of Draymond Green and Kevin Durant melodrama (24:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan, Justin Verrier, Paolo Uggetti, Kevin Clark

Duration:00:50:42

The Rockets Don’t Stay Melo | The Mismatch (Ep. 337)

11/13/2018
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The Jimmy Butler trade reshapes both conferences (0:48), the Houston Rockets look to move on from their Carmelo Anthony experiment (10:06), the overachieving Los Angeles Clippers remain impressive (19:16), Caris LeVert’s injury sets back the Brooklyn Nets (26:44), and some teams’ expectations contrast with their performance (34:34). Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor

Duration:00:54:57

Jimmy Butler Is a Sixer | Heat Check (Ep. 336)

11/11/2018
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The Minnesota Timberwolves finally trade Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers. Host: John Gonzalez Guests: Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion

Duration:00:53:10

Zion Has Broken Our Mold of What a Pro Prospect Can Be | Corner 3 (Ep. 335)

11/9/2018
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Duke’s trio of outstanding freshman surpassed our lofty expectations (1:38), the NBA’s shooting guard renaissance has caught us off guard (14:03), and we’re not quite sure if Milwaukee has what it takes to handle a tough West Coast road trip (34:37).

Duration:00:42:31

The Five Tenets of a Legendary League Pass Team | Group Chat (Ep. 334)

11/8/2018
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Kyrie Irving is totally not mad online about Jamal Murray, and the Boston Celtics totally don’t have a problem with offensive distribution (1:20). Plus, could the Lakers be the best League Pass team in NBA history? (22:37). The Lakers May Be the Greatest League Pass Team in History, Justin Verrier Hosts: Chris Ryan, Justin Verrier, Haley O’Shaughnessy, Paolo Uggetti

Duration:00:43:15

The Deep, Dominant Raptors Keep Rolling Along | The Mismatch (Ep. 333)

11/6/2018
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A big night for Jamal Murray continues the Denver Nuggets’ hot streak (3:07), the torrid Toronto Raptors add another loss to the Utah Jazz’s disappointing start (14:53), precarious teams face sink-or-swim developments (32:58), and draft prospects look to shine as the college basketball season kicks off (47:55). Hosts: Chris Vernon, Kevin O’Connor

Duration:00:57:23

The LeBron-Era Lakers’ Drama Intensifies | Heat Check (Ep. 332)

11/5/2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers add another loss to their turbulent start to the regular season (4:07), and the league’s offensive explosion is transforming defensive schemes (27:34). Plus, examining the importance of providing context to Derrick Rose’s comeback narrative (55:04). Host: John Gonzalez Guests: Juliet Litman, Justin Verrier, Haley O’Shaughnessy

Duration:01:12:57

When Should We Panic About Houston? Plus, Duke Mania Is Here to Stay | The Corner 3 (Ep. 331)

11/2/2018
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Ringer staff writer Kevin O’Connor is joined by Jonathan Tjarks and Danny Chau to discuss the unfathomably bad Houston Rockets' start (2:27) and the bright futures of the Jazz and Nuggets (20:52). Then, the trio re-ups their patented "Draft Class" segment to talk about the tantalizing NBA prospects on the Duke Blue Devils (32:56). The State of the John Wall–Bradley Beal Union, Kevin O'Connor

Duration:00:45:27

The Early Tiers of the NBA | Group Chat (Ep. 330)

11/1/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Justin Verrier, Haley O’Shaughnessy, and Paolo Uggetti to establish eight unique tiers of the NBA and place all 30 teams within them. Klay on Klay: The Warriors Guard on the Hidden Art and Craft of His Game, Kevin O'Connor

Duration:00:57:06

Klay Thompson Catches Fire, the Bucks Remain Aflame, and the Cold-Start Teams | The Mismatch (Ep. 329)

10/30/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor recount the record-breaking night from Klay Thompson (0:50), debate how the still-undefeated Bucks have achieved early-season success (30:53), and discuss their concerns for underachieving Western Conference teams (44:44).

Duration:00:57:04

Cavs Fire Ty Lue, Early-Season Drama, Bud's Bucks, and Overlooked Teams | Heat Check (Ep. 328)

10/29/2018
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The Ringer’s John Gonzalez is joined by Shea Serrano to discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers firing head coach Ty Lue (4:32) and all the drama going on in the NBA regular season through two weeks (11:30). Then, Jonathan Tjarks comes on to talk about the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors (33:36) as well as oft-overlooked teams with intriguing narratives (37:01).

Duration:00:54:39

The Three-Point Revolution Is Only Just Beginning | The Corner 3 (Ep. 327)

10/26/2018
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The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor is joined by Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the exponential growth of 3-pointers in the NBA (1:24) and the promising offense but problematic defense of Trae Young and Luka Doncic (13:46). Then, they throw an outlet pass to this weekend’s games, previewing a rematch of Lakers-Spurs as well as exciting matchups between the Jazz and Pelicans and the Celtics and Pistons (26:57).

Duration:00:41:41

Is the NBA Trying Too Hard to Entertain Us, Or Is the Scoring Boom What We Need? | Group Chat (Ep. 326)

10/25/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Justin Verrier, Haley O’Shaughnessy, and Paolo Uggetti to discuss whether fans will get sick of the routinely high-scoring games from the first week of the season (1:27). Then, they talk about the Thunder’s cramped roster and wonder whether some of the Cavaliers’ veteran pieces could help Oklahoma City (21:34).

Duration:00:42:10

The Lakers or the Thunder: Who’s in More Trouble? Plus Milwaukee’s Overhaul and Boston’s Slow Start | The Mismatch (Ep. 325)

10/23/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor discuss the lack of shooting plaguing the Lakers and Thunder through Week 1 of the season (1:43). Then, they break down how Milwaukee and Denver have overhauled their style of play for the 2018 season’s pace, while Boston, surprisingly, has not (33:17). Five Takeaways From the NBA’s Opening Week, By Kevin O'Connor The Celtics Didn’t Get the Memo About the NBA Scoring Boom, By Paolo Uggetti

Duration:00:49:43

Lakers-Rockets #Spitgate, Plus Opening-Week Takeaways | Heat Check (Ep. 324)

10/22/2018
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The Ringer’s John Gonzalez is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Paolo Uggetti, and Jason Gallagher to recount the brawl between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets during their Saturday-night matchup (2:47) as well as the basketball aspects of the game (20:01). Then, Dan Devine comes on to discuss the standout teams from Week 1 of the regular season (38:26).

Duration:01:04:26

Digesting LeBron in a Lakers Uniform, Plus Early Evaluations for Ayton and Jokic | The Corner 3 (Ep. 323)

10/19/2018
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The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor is joined by Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks in the debut of their revamped Friday show: The Corner 3. They kick the season off with some immediate reactions to LeBron in purple and gold (1:41). Then, they assess DeAndre Ayton’s early signs of stardom and Nikola Jokic’s ability to take another leap in year four (13:04), before looking ahead to some upcoming games of interest (31:40). Jonathan Tjarks: Finding the Nikola Jokic Blueprint Paolo Uggetti: You May Not...

Duration:00:49:11

Anthony Davis’s Hot Start, the Young Suns, and Early Sixers Reactions | Group Chat (Ep. 322)

10/18/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan is joined by Haley O’Shaughnessy and Paolo Uggetti to share some immediate reactions to the first two days of NBA games, including whether they like Anthony Davis to win the MVP (2:25) and whether this will be the season the Suns’ future comes into focus. Then Justin Verrier joins to share his takeaways from being at the Clippers' home opener (28:00), before all four assess the state of Philadelphia’s young core (37:00).

Duration:00:50:23

‘Sources Say’ Live From Ringer #NBAPalooza | Sources Say (Ep. 321)

10/17/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman are joined by Joe House for the 2018 return of 'Sources Say,' live on stage during The Ringer’s 2018 NBA Previewpalooza. They dive back into NBA gossip with the latest Jimmy Butler rumblings, Ben Simmons’s dating life, and which players will see their NBA Twitter stock rise and fall this season. To see the video version of this podcast and the rest of Previewpalooza, head over the The Ringer’s YouTube channel.

Duration:00:53:00

20 Questions for the 2018-19 NBA Season | The Mismatch (Ep. 320)

10/16/2018
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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor preview the imminent NBA season by answering and debating 20 questions about the league.

Duration:01:10:48