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The Ringer's Chris Vernon hosts an all-star cast of Ringer staffers, NBA players, front-office personnel, and more to discuss all things happening in the association.

The Ringer's Chris Vernon hosts an all-star cast of Ringer staffers, NBA players, front-office personnel, and more to discuss all things happening in the association.
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United States

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The Ringer

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The Ringer's Chris Vernon hosts an all-star cast of Ringer staffers, NBA players, front-office personnel, and more to discuss all things happening in the association.

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English


Episodes

'Group Chat' — Lonzo Gets Baptized, CP3 Makes a Movie, and the Sixers Must Learn to Share (Ep. 147)

10/20/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier are joined by Haley O’Shaughnessy to chat about the first Clippers-Lakers matchup of the season (1:10), Chris Paul's timely released short film (5:38), and the Rockets' impressive bout with the Warriors (10:00). Then they discuss rookies' updated stock values (16:40), speculate on this season's MVP prospects (34:15), and discuss the talent gap between some top and bottom tier teams (38:15).

Duration: 00:45:45


Blow It Out (or Up) NBA Season Preview With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 146)

10/17/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor bang out a far-reaching NBA regular season preview. Topics include: LaMarcus Aldridge's extension (4:00), McCollum missing the opener (14:00), the Houston Rockets experiment (17:00), the OKC superteam (24:00), the unpredictable T'Wolves (33:00), Nurkic's inspired play (43:00), the Pistons' improvement (49:00), IT's belief in Boston's regret (53:00), the Coach of the Year contenders (1:00:00), and the potential first coach fired this season...

Duration: 01:11:10


The State of the NBA With Bill Simmons and Haralabos Voulgaris (Ep. 145)

10/15/2017
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Haralabos Voulgaris after a long hiatus from the podcasting world to discuss the biggest offseason moves (6:00), Oklahoma City's potential contender status (13:00), Kyrie's lacking defense (19:00), LeBron's exit strategy (27:00), the Warriors' unselfishness (36:00), the myth behind the Warriors' reinvention of basketball (44:00), and Ben Simmons's Rookie of the Year campaign (55:00).

Duration: 01:00:08


‘Group Chat’ — Drinking the Kool-Aid … or Not (Ep. 144)

10/13/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Ryan and Justin Verrier are joined by Haley O’Shaughnessy to chat about the ballooning hype for Joel Embiid (1:20), the possible precariousness of the "new old-look" Cleveland Cavaliers (8:50), and the awkward roster fits for the revamped Minnesota Timberwolves (18:55). Then, they bring on Paolo Uggetti to debate the meaning behind Kyrie Irving’s bizarre comments regarding the Cavs (26:10), whether Kyle Kuzma can maintain his impressive preseason performance (35:55), and...

Duration: 00:42:24


The (Contract Extension) Price Is Right (Ep. 143)

10/10/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor express their astonishment at Joel Embiid’s contract extension (1:50), wonder about the reasoning behind Gary Harris’s contract extension (19:00), and discuss the importance of nutrition when it comes to young NBA players (25:10). Then they debate the trajectory for preseason standout Kyle Kuzma (33:35), take sides in the James Harden–Kevin McHale feud (42:15), and explain Markelle Fultz’s new shooting form (49:50).

Duration: 00:56:14


NBA Over/Under With Bill Simmons—Eastern Conference (Ep. 142)

10/4/2017
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HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons outlines the entire Eastern Conference with help from Joe House and Jason Concepcion. Topics include: the inferior Eastern Conference (6:00), the Bulls' tanking efforts (10:00), the Nets not tanking anymore (18:00), the lack of incentive for the Knicks (24:00), reasons why the Pacers will stay competitive (29:00), the awful Orlando Magic (35:00), Philly's chance to take the next step (42:00), the Miami Heat's dark-horse title chances (57:00), Jabari...

Duration: 01:21:40


New Season, New Rosters (Ep. 141)

10/3/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor kick off their preseason discussion by speculating the meaning of Tommy Heinsohn’s comments on Aron Baynes (1:05) and wondering about the Orlando Magic’s future with Jonathan Isaac and Mario Hezonja (7:55). Then they react to Russell Westbrook’s contract extension (15:25), Ben Simmons playing with Markelle Fultz during his de facto rookie season (27:25), Klay Thompson’s looming free agency (35:45), Jaylen Brown’s lukewarm comments on the new...

Duration: 00:53:44


Arcade Fire's Win Butler on the NBA, With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 140)

9/28/2017
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The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor is joined by Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler to discuss the influence of Hakeem Olajuwon (1:30), the state of the Rockets (4:00), the beauty of the Spurs (8:00), beating Matt Bonner in a 3-point contest (11:00), the Pelicans' potential (12:30), the rise of Canadian basketball (18:30), and the idea of "sticking to sports" (24:00).

Duration: 00:31:15


Carmelo's New Home in Oklahoma City (Ep. 139)

9/26/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor discuss Carmelo Anthony's trade to the Thunder (2:30), the history behind superteam success (10:00), the new-look Cavs (19:00), Chicago's complete overhaul (28:00), LeBron vs. Western Conference contenders (34:00), and potential changes to the current playoff format (44:00).

Duration: 00:53:37


Durant's Secret Social Media Identity (Ep. 138)

9/19/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor dissect Kevin Durant's multiple social media accounts and discuss the best ways to respond to backlash on the internet in the NBA.

Duration: 01:02:35


Rookie-Scale Candidates and Four Pressing Offseason Questions With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 137)

9/12/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor discuss the most interesting rookie-scale candidates heading into the 2017-18 season (7:00), Joel Embiid's future in Philly (16:00), Rodney Hood's chance to shine in Utah (27:00), the Warriors' repeat potential (36:00), Pat Beverley in Los Angeles (54:00), and Hoodie Melo in an actual NBA game (1:01:00).

Duration: 01:05:55


'Sources Say' With Mallory Edens (Ep. 136)

8/31/2017
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The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan discuss the Celtics and Cavs finally finalizing the deal for Kyrie Irving (5:00), Blake Griffin and Chandler Parsons's double date (12:00), and Rob Pelinka sticking to basketball even in the summer (17:00). Then, Mallory Edens joins to give her thoughts on owning an NBA franchise and dealing with the TMZ photo-snapping process (24:00).

Duration: 00:37:46


'Sources Say' Summer Special: Pelinka's Power, Kyrie Rumors, and Sports Dad LeBron (Ep. 135)

8/3/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman discuss the ridiculously wild NBA summer, including CP3's trade (4:00), Rob Pelinka's press conference parables (11:00), LeBron's interesting summer (21:30), Kyrie's personality (24:00), and what's going on with the Banana Boat crew (29:00).

Duration: 00:35:12


Chaos in Cleveland With Jonathan Tjarks (Ep. 134)

7/25/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Jonathan Tjarks discuss the possibility that Kyrie Irving is traded (8:00), the impact of David Griffin's departure (20:00), Eric Bledsoe's defensive upside (28:00), reasons Carmelo Anthony doesn't make sense as a one-year rental (34:00), and LeBron's rebuttal on Twitter (41:00).

Duration: 00:51:00


Summer League Standouts and More NBA Free Agency (Ep. 133)

7/18/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor discuss the ire toward Lonzo Ball (5:00), Donovan Mitchell's shooting (12:30), Josh Jackson's jumper (20:30), the young Phoenix Suns (30:10), and the best free agents on the market (44:00).

Duration: 00:59:29


The Best and Worst NBA Offseasons So Far With Kevin O'Connor (Ep. 132)

7/11/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor report live from summer league in Las Vegas to discuss the major story lines from the first weekend of games, and to rank the best and worst NBA offseasons so far.

Duration: 01:08:58


Recapping the First Weekend of Free Agency (Ep. 131)

7/3/2017
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The Ringer’s Chris Vernon is joined by NBA TV’s Tas Melas to discuss the Toronto Raptors’ free-agency moves (1:00), Gordon Hayward’s potential landing spots (9:45), the dearth of talent in the Eastern Conference (21:15), Blake Griffin’s max deal with the Clippers (31:40), and the possibility of LeBron leaving Cleveland again (41:20).

Duration: 00:48:02


The CP3 Trade, Phil Jackson's Firing, and What's Next for the Clippers? (Ep. 130)

6/28/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Ryan brings on Bill Simmons to offer up initial reactions to the news that Chris Paul is heading to the Houston Rockets (3:00). Then, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor joins to give his thoughts on what's next for the Clippers (17:30). Finally, Knicks fan Jason Concepcion of The Ringer bids farewell to the Phil Jackson era in New York (56:00).

Duration: 01:03:57


NBA Awards and Free Agency (Ep. 129)

6/27/2017
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The Ringer's Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor discuss the NBA Awards ceremony and some memorable moments (2:33). Then they take a hard look at upcoming free-agency moves (24:25).

Duration: 00:53:17


'High Upside'—The Butler Trade, Steals, and More Surprises (Ep. 128)

6/23/2017
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The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor and Jonathan Tjarks recap the NBA draft. They start with the top six (0:32), then dissect the questionable Jimmy Butler trade (1:58), their draft surprises (9:45), and their draft steals (14:33).

Duration: 00:21:00

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