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The Ringer NBA Show podcast

The Ringer NBA Show

The Ringer NBA team provides insight, reporting, and analysis on the NBA three days a week. MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; WED: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Wosny Lambre; THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan and Raja; FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan & Seerat Sohi.

The Ringer NBA team provides insight, reporting, and analysis on the NBA three days a week. MON: 'Real Ones' with Logan Murdock & Raja Bell; WED: 'Group Chat' with Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney & Wosny Lambre; THURS: 'Real Ones' with Logan and Raja; FRI: 'The Answer' with Chris Ryan & Seerat Sohi.

 

#903

Are the Lakers Going to Be OK? Plus: Deandre Ayton and the Case of the Missing Bag, KD vs. Giannis, ...

The NBA is back, baby! Logan and Raja investigate Deandre Ayton and the curious case of the missing bag after his less-than-stunning performance against 2021 MVP Nikola Jokic (0:30). Then they debate whether Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant is the best player in the NBA (20:38) and Raja wonders about the possibly muddled leadership hierarchy on the Celtics after Jaylen Brown dropped 46 points in their season opener (32:40). And finally, Logan recounts his experience at the Warriors-Lakers game and invites Jomi to air his concerns about Russell Westbrook and the new-look Lakers (38:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:10

21 Oct 2021


#902

Warriors Look Impressive Against the Lakers, and the Bucks Dominate the Nets. Plus, What are We Look...

Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Warriors’ impressive performance against the Lakers and Russell Westbrook’s struggles in his Lakers debut (1:15). Then they talk about the Bucks’ strong performance in their win over the Nets (20:50). They wrap up by talking about Jonas Valanciunas’s contract extension and a few thing that each of them are looking forward to this NBA season (29:42). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

55 MINS

55:09

20 Oct 2021


#901

The ‘Real Ones’ 2021-22 NBA Season Preview | Real Ones

In anticipation of the start of the 2021-22 NBA season, Logan and Raja kick this momentous week off with a season preview (0:40). They name their playoff locks and fringe teams for the East and West (6:50), three teams they’re concerned about (16:25), and three teams they’re higher and lower on than consensus (27:47). Then they do some quick-hitter questions, including whether Ben Simmons and Giannis Antetokounmpo will take and make 3s this season (38:22), whether Damian Lillard, Simmons, or Bradley Beal will get traded (43:35), which new head coach will have the greatest impact on their team (46:45), and the likelihood of a Lakers-Warriors Western Conference final (49:35). Make sure to keep up with all of The Ringer's NBA coverage on Twitter and Instagram @RingerNBA. Experience the excitement on Tuesday, October 19 with the whole Ringer NBA team with our 2021-22 NBA Previewpalooza starting at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET on YouTube and across our social channels. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:22

18 Oct 2021


#900

What Makes a Mid-market Team Desirable? | The Answer

Chris and Seerat discuss how mid-market teams make themselves desirable for star players, and then they focus on how the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls built their rosters and what their futures hold. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

15 Oct 2021

46 MINS

46:52

15 Oct 2021


#899

Final Thoughts on the Kyrie Irving Situation, Jordan Poole’s Ascent, and Lakers Concerns | Real Ones

Logan and Raja give their final thoughts on the situation in Brooklyn after the Nets said he won’t play with the team until he can fully contribute and Kyrie put his reasoning on the internet (1:00). Then Logan asks Raja if Jordan Poole is a potential future All-Star (22:30) and airs his concerns about this Lakers team (29:10), before they each award their Real One of the Week (35:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

46 MINS

46:37

14 Oct 2021


#898

NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 4 | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss the best teams in the NBA in Part 4 of our NBA preseason power rankings. They go 8-1 starting with the Warriors (1:37), Sixers (14:11), Heat (31:20), Jazz (40:55), Suns (55:24), Bucks (1:03:48), Lakers (1:11:00), and Nets (1:18:00).  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

1 HR 35 MINS

1:35:37

14 Oct 2021


#897

Best Case/Worst Case: Lakers, Nets, Bucks, and Suns I The Answer

Rob Mahoney fills in for Chris, joining Seerat to run through some of the best- and worst-case scenarios for four of the NBA’s projected top teams, the Lakers, Nets (14:46), Bucks, and Suns (42:14). Hosts: Seerat Sohi, Rob Mahoney Producer: Troy Farkas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

08 Oct 2021

56 MINS

56:58

08 Oct 2021


#896

NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 3 | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Wos buckle down for Part 3 of our preseason power rankings. This week, we count down from no. 15 to no. 6, starting with the Bulls (0:45) and moving on to the Trail Blazers (16:00), Clippers (24:50), Celtics (33:30), Hawks (44:00), Nuggets (52:20), and Mavericks (58:50). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:21

06 Oct 2021


#895

What Can Klay Thompson and James Wiseman Offer the Warriors This Season? | Real Ones

Fresh off Warriors media day and the first preseason game of the season, Logan and Raja discuss Klay Thompson’s mindset going into this season (0:40) and what James Wiseman’s role will be (18:15). Then they talk about the absolute mess that the Ben Simmons situation has become (32:05), Zion Williamson’s position in New Orleans (45:05), and the money Kyrie Irving stands to lose by not getting vaccinated (52:00) before each awarding their Real One of the Week (53:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:24

04 Oct 2021


#894

What Makes a Team Dysfunctional? | The Answer

Chris and Seerat discuss how the Philadelphia 76ers handled media day in regard to Ben Simmons (9:03), touch on Zion’s role in the ongoing conversation around player contracts (24:00), and weigh in on how stories in the media affect how teams are perceived (29:30).  Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

01 Oct 2021

50 MINS

50:26

01 Oct 2021


#893

NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 2 | Group Chat

Jonathan Tjarks joins Justin and Wos for Part 2 of our NBA preseason power rankings. This week we count down from 22 to 16, starting with the Hornets (0:45) and moving on to the Wizards (11:25), Pelicans (23:50), Raptors (35:15), Knicks (44:30), Pacers (52:35), and Grizzlies (1:00:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Wosny Lambre, and Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:15

29 Sep 2021


#892

Examining COVID-19 Protocol Negotiations in the NBA and Athlete Activism | Real Ones

In light of Matt Sullivan’s recent article for Rolling Stone on the current showdown between the NBA and NBPA surrounding COVID-19 protocols, Logan and Raja have a frank discussion about what the outcome of these negotiations could mean for this season of basketball. They discuss players who are fighting to remain unvaccinated in cities that require it for entry to stadiums, athlete activism, and much more (0:40). Then they mention a few tidbits about Ben Simmons from the 76ers' media day (53:30) and each award their Real One of the Week (56:30). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:35

27 Sep 2021


#891

Who Will the NBA’s New Terrain Favor?

Chris and Seerat discuss some of the rules that will be implemented in the NBA this season and which players and teams will be impacted most by these changes. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

24 Sep 2021

51 MINS

51:22

24 Sep 2021


#890

NBA Preseason Power Rankings, Part 1 | Group Chat

Breaking news: The Timberwolves (Timberwovles?) decided to fire GM Gersson Rosas after we finished recording, so Justin, Rob, and Wos hopped back on for a quick discussion on this developing story (0:45). Then they get into Part 1 of our NBA preseason power rankings with the eight worst teams in the league, starting with the Houston Rockets (8:50) and moving on to the Thunder (19:30), Magic (30:05), Cavaliers (37:50), Pistons (47:45), Kings (54:22), Timberwolves (1:01:00), and Spurs (1:09:35). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:22

22 Sep 2021


#889

Kyrie Irving Would Simply Retire if the Nets Were to Trade Him. Plus, a Potential Midseason Tourname...

Logan and Raja are back talking about the potential for a midseason tournament and whether that would work in the NBA (0:30). Then they discuss Nick Wright’s reporting that Kyrie Irving would retire from the NBA if he were traded from the Nets (21:00) before Jomi joins to give his thoughts on the Clippers breaking ground on their new arena in Inglewood (33:50). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

48 MINS

48:48

20 Sep 2021


#888

John Wall Trade Rumors, the Aaron Gordon Extension, and a Wos Rant | Group Chat

Justin, Rob and Wos are joined by special guest and Ringer writer Jonathan Tjarks to discuss the best-case trade scenario for veteran point guard John Wall (0:00). They plot out viable destinations for the former Rocket and then the four react to the news of Aaron Gordon’s $92 million Denver Nuggets contract extension (28:40). Later, Wos hands out a hot take on NBA Hall of Fame inductee Toni Kukoc (39:20). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: Jonathan Tjarks Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

58 MINS

58:58

15 Sep 2021


#887

A Deep Dive on the Ben Simmons Situation and Possible Trade Scenarios | Real Ones

That’s right, real ones, Logan and Raja are back from a well-earned summer vacation to bring you all their thoughts on the continuously unfolding Ben Simmons situation. First, they get into a little bit of football chat (0:30), then they talk about the maneuvering and politics of Ben Simmons, Klutch Sports, and the Philadelphia 76ers (5:30) before going over some possible trade scenarios (27:30). Finally, they discuss the Lakers signing DeAndre Jordan (50:00) and each award their Real One of the Week (52:25). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:38

13 Sep 2021


#886

How Does the Hall of Fame Help Us Understand Basketball History? | The Answer

With the 2021 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductions this weekend, Chris and Seerat discuss how the hall explains basketball history. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

10 Sep 2021

56 MINS

56:11

10 Sep 2021


#885

Which Teams Will Overachieve and Underachieve This Season? | Group Chat

Bang the doldrums, folks, because we’re in the deepest valley of the offseason. Therefore, we must gamify. Justin, Rob, and Wos each picked the teams they believe will overachieve (6:10) and underachieve (28:25) this season based on expectations and Vegas’s over/under win total.  Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

08 Sep 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:17

08 Sep 2021


#884

How Did the Ben Simmons Situation Go So Wrong? | The Answer

Chris and Seerat discuss the Ben Simmons saga and how it’s gotten to the point where Simmons reportedly does not intend on showing up to Sixers training camp (0:55). They wrap up by discussing 'Succession'. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

03 Sep 2021

50 MINS

50:54

03 Sep 2021


#883

The Ben Simmons Saga Continues and Klutch Sports Group Remains in the Spotlight | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Wos are back from a well-earned break and thanking Ben Simmons and Klutch for creating some news during what is most often the slowest part of the NBA offseason. They discuss whether the recent report that Ben Simmons will refuse to appear at 76ers training camp has changed anything about the situation for Philadelphia or any of the teams vying to be his next destination (0:30). Then they break down what Zach LaVine signing with Klutch could mean for his tenure with the Bulls, whether he could be part of a trade package for Simmons, and whether Klutch's reputation as a signal for player movement is truly earned (13:30). They also take a look at the dispute between Nerlens Noel and Klutch and why Rich Paul gets such an unprecedented level of attention for an agent (28:45). Finally, they talk about Clint Capela’s extension with the Atlanta Hawks (40:00). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

01 Sep 2021

50 MINS

50:44

01 Sep 2021


#882

Are the Warriors Back? Inside the Title Race and Potential Trades With Marcus Thompson | Ringer NBA ...

The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson joins Kevin O’Connor for a deep dive on the Golden State Warriors’ 2021-22 season. Marcus shares his insight into how the Warriors have balanced their short-term goals for getting the most out of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green and their long-term goals for developing young talent to avoid a down period once their stars are gone (0:45). Then KOC and Marcus discuss two other teams in the league that have overhauled their rosters, while keeping their key players in place, the Bulls and Lakers, and how all three teams share a need for on-court sacrifice (17:30), and whether Steve Kerr can mirror the adaptability the Warriors are requiring of their players (25:45). Then they talk about Klay Thompson’s recovery and how the Warriors could arrange their players on the floor when he returns to play in December (36:00). Finally, they touch on potential big trades looming on the horizon with the three giant question marks of Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, and Ben Simmons still hanging over the league, which young players the Warriors would be willing to give up, and what other kinds of players they might target (51:00).  Host: Kevin O’Connor Guest: Marcus Thompson II Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

25 Aug 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:59

25 Aug 2021


#881

How This Week’s Patrick Beverley Trades Explain the NBA

Chris Ryan is joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to discuss Patrick Beverley getting traded twice in a week. Then they discuss the financial and competitive realities of several teams around the league. Host: Chris Ryan Guest: Rob Mahoney Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ... Read more

20 Aug 2021

47 MINS

47:04

20 Aug 2021