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From waiver wire pickups, to season-long NBA trends, to DFS and other need-to-know news around the league, Rotoworld's Vaughn Dalzell, Raphielle Johnson and Dan Titus of Yahoo! Sports keep you up to speed on Rotoworld Basketball Show. A finalist for Best Multi-Sport Fantasy Podcast by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association in 2020, Rotoworld Basketball Show has every NBA angle covered!


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From waiver wire pickups, to season-long NBA trends, to DFS and other need-to-know news around the league, Rotoworld's Vaughn Dalzell, Raphielle Johnson and Dan Titus of Yahoo! Sports keep you up to speed on Rotoworld Basketball Show. A finalist for Best Multi-Sport Fantasy Podcast by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association in 2020, Rotoworld Basketball Show has every NBA angle covered!




Fantasy-rich Thunder, Klay Thompson concerns + Hornets, Pistons starting lineup shakeups

(2:30) – Rotoworld Headlines: Pacers and Hawks’ scoring bonanza Tuesday, Lakers advance in In-Season tournament and the Thunder continue to be fantasy-rich (16:25) – More Rotoworld Headlines: Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson concerns, O.G. Anunoby returns to Raptors and continuing Zach Lavine trade rumors (29:15) – Notable Injuries: Jaden McDaniels, Donovan Mitchell, Caris LeVert, Keegan Murray and Chris Duarte (45:00) – Teams of intrigue: Hornets and Pistons tweak starting lineups, Clippers and Pelicans’ depth (51:10) – Weekly Schedule Highlights: Circling the Hawks, Lakers, Cavaliers, Heat and Wizards


Tyrese Maxey, Tyrese Haliburton’s stock + Zach LaVine trade rumors

(1:09) – Looking back on the Warriors-Timberwolves scuffle Tuesday (6:15) – Breaking down the 76ers and Pacers: Ranking Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris + recent outings from Obi Toppin and Tyrese Haliburton (28:52) – More Notable Storylines: Zach LaVine reported to be on the trade block + Pascal Siakam breaks out of slump Monday (41:54) – Notable Players dealing with injuries: Discussing Markelle Fultz, Nic Claxton, Ben Simmons, Jaden McDaniels and Khris Middleton (50:28) – What to make of the depleted Grizzlies as Ja Morant nears return (54:54) – Weekly Schedule Highlights: Circling the Knicks, Grizzlies, Heat and Trail Blazers


New-look Clippers, Jamal Murray, C.J. McCollum + more key injuries

(0:25:16) – Analyzing the overhauled Clippers after James Harden’s first game with LAC (3:52) – Immanuel Quickley as 6th Man of the Year candidate + R.J. Barrett’s value early this season (5:12) – Notable injuries: Bradley Beal, Jamal Murray, Mason Plumlee, C.J. McCollum, Devin Vassell and Robert Williams III (18:17) – Rating the Rookies: Latest on Scoot Henderson’s injury, Ausar Thompson’s impressive start to the season + Brandon Miller without Terry Rozier (26:53) - More News + Notes: Examining the short-handed Magic + Jaden Ivey’s fading fantasy stock (38:24) – Weekly Schedule highlights: Circling the Mavericks, Pacers, Rockets and Heat (43:49) – Concern level with Andrew Wiggins and Pascal Siakam (49:02) – Top adds of the week


Clippers trade for James Harden + Buy Low/Sell High Players

(0:32:14) – Analyzing the Clippers-76ers trade centered around James Harden (10:39) – Notable injuries: Devin Booker, Bradley Beal, Darius Garland, Caris LeVert, De’Aaron Fox, Spencer Dinwiddie and Nic Claxton (21:15) – Buy Low/Sell High Candidates: Cam Thomas, Kelly Oubre Jr., Jalen Duren, Pascal Siakam, Paolo Banchero, LaMelo Ball, Cade Cunningham and Brandon Miller (33:03) – Rookie Report: Tracking Victor Wembanyama and Ausar Thompson (38:02) – Weekly Schedule highlights: The issue with back-to-backs early in the season + circling the Suns, Magic, Mavericks and Bulls


LeBron, Devin Booker impressions + Opening Week News and Notes

(0:50) – James Harden reports to 76ers to miss at least the first 2 of season (3:20) – Lakers at Nuggets: Examining Anthony Davis, LeBron James, D’Angelo Russell, Christian Wood and Aaron Gordon (9:40) – Suns at Warriors: Breaking down Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Josh Okogie and Chris Paul’s first game as a Warrior (16:15) – Injuries to monitor this week: Darius Garland, Luka Doncic, Jaden McDaniels and Jarrett Allen (23:30) – Long-term injuries of note: Impact of Steven Adams being lost for the season (26:40) – Weekly Schedule highlights: Streaming the 76ers and Kings with 3-games remaining, why the Heat and Lakers are intriguing and key games this week


Zion, Ben Simmons, Celtics and Lakers starters + more James Harden drama

(0:35) – Latest thoughts on James Harden vs 76ers front office (6:20) – Reaction to Dan and Raphielle’s 12-team, points league mock draft (13:30) – Injuries to monitor: Luka Doncic (calf), Kyrie Irving (groin) and Draymond Green (ankle) (21:20) – Examining starting lineups: Dame and Giannis in Milwaukee, Celtics top 5, Coby White and Patrick Williams as options in Chicago and the Lakers fifth piece (38:00) – Buying or Selling Ben Simmons and Zion Williamson after impressive showings this preseason (47:30) – Rookies to watch: Ausar Thompson and Brandon Miller (56:15) – Dan, Raphielle and Vaughn’s picks for MVP and NBA Champion


12-Team, 8-Category Mock Draft

(0:40) – Rounds 1-4: When to draft Giannis + analyzing Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Victor Wembanyama, Dejounte Murray, Fred VanVleet and Chet Holmgren (22:00) – Rounds 5-8: Breaking down Jarrett Allen, Jalen Green, Franz Wagner, Chris Paul, Jonas Valancuinas, Ben Simmons and Clint Capela (40:00) – Rounds 9-12: Debating Onyeka Okongwu, Russell Westbrook, Shaedon Sharpe, Bennedict Mathurin, Dennis Schroder and late-round strategy


Jrue Holiday traded to Celtics, Draymond Green injured + more

(1:20) – Jrue Holiday traded to the Celtics: Holiday’s impact in Boston, Robert Williams and Deandre Ayton duo in Portland + Malcolm Brogdon’s role with Trail Blazers (14:10) – Key injuries: Domantas Sabonis avoids surgery, Draymond Green out multiple weeks, Bucks being cautious with Khris Middleton, Ben Simmons fully healthy (finally) + Daniel Gafford dealing with elbow injury (32:50) – News around the league: James Harden expected to join 76ers, Spurs sign Devin Vassell to long-term deal, Pacers new-look starting lineup, Mavs to start multiple rookies


Damian Lillard traded to Bucks + James Harden next?

1:45 – Reaction to Damian Lillard traded to Bucks 7:27 – Is James Harden the next superstar to be dealt? 12:00 – Where to rank DeAndre Ayton and Jusuf Nurkic 14:15 – Examining which Warriors benefit most from the Chris Paul trade 19:15 – Value of Kristaps Porzingis with the Celtics + Marcus Smart on the Grizzlies 19:55 – New additions to NBA contenders: Chris Paul with Warriors, Kristaps Porzingis with Celtics 25:46– Rookie Class Watch: Who has the most value outside of Victor Wembanyama and Chet Holmgren? 39:00 – Hot takes for this season: Predictions for the Bulls, Jalen Green, Anthony Edwards and Jayson Tatum


Beal trade and impact, Morant suspension outlook and Draft movement

(0:00) Bradley Beal traded to Phoenix and its Fantasy impact. (6:15) Washington side of trade (9:25) Ja Morant suspension (12:40) Lillard Portland discussion. (15:30) Draymond Green opts out of contract to become a Free Agent (21:55) New Warriors GM Mike Dunleavy Jr. says he wants to keep Jordan Poole (24:45) Draft guide bundle - What will Victor Wembayama's Fantasy stats be and Chet Holmgren will return. (32:45) Zion Williamson trade rumors and possibilities. (42:50) Lou Williams retired


Nuggets beat Heat in NBA Finals + Outlook for CP3, Ja, Dame

(00:00) – Denver claims first NBA Title: Nikola Jokic puts bow on dominant postseason, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. rebound from injury (08:50) – Nuggets offseason storylines: Bruce Brown’s player option + projecting Jeff Green and Christian Braun next year (15:00) – Reflecting on Miami’s season: A year full of “clutch” games, Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro next season coming off injuries (29:35) – Heat summer headlines: Tricky salary cap issues in South Beach + outlook for Bam Adebayo, Caleb Martin, Max Strus and Tyler Herro in 2023-24 (32:25) – Other Top Headlines around the NBA: Potential suitors for Chris Paul if he’s waived, Ja Morant’s pending suspension, Pelicans pursuit of a Top-3 pick, Damian Lillard’s future in Portland and more


NBA Finals Preview, Early NBA Draft Takes and more

(02:00) – NBA Finals Preview: The improbable run from the Heat, how the Nuggets have run through the playoffs, Finals predictions and ranking Jamal Murray next year (12:20) – Future of the Lakers and Celtics: Improving L.A.’s roster next season, Jaylen Brown’s looming supermax deal and possible changes for the fall (21:35) – Head Coaching hires: Monty Williams lands with Pistons, Nick Nurse heads to Philadelphia, Adrian Griffin takes over the Bucks, Ime Udoka agrees to run the Rockets, potential Suns and Raptors candidates (38:20) – Early NBA Draft thoughts: How Victor Wembanyama will impact the Spurs, Brandon Miller or Scoot Henderson drafted 2nd by Charlotte + Trail Blazers, Rockets and Magic trade winds swirling


Fantasy Rankings Report Card + 2nd Round Playoff Predictions

(04:30) – Notable Headlines: Ime Udoka joins Rockets, Dillon Brooks and Grizzlies part ways, Embiid named MVP (12:20) – Second Round Injuries + Series Predictions: Knicks vs Heat, Nuggets vs Suns, Celtics vs 76ers, Warriors vs Lakers (28:00) – Fantasy Rankings Report Card – What went right: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Brook Lopez, Jaren Jackson Jr., Trae Young, Jalen Brunson, Nikola Vucevic, and Lauri Markkanen (44:00) – Fantasy Rankings Report Card – What went wrong: O.G. Anunoby, Nic Claxton, Devon Booker, Jalen Green and JaVale McGee


Early Playoff Thoughts + 2023-24 Breakout Candidates

(00:00) – Playoff Headlines: Kings go up early on Warriors, injuries cloud Bucks-Heat and Lakers-Grizzlies Series and more (16:30) – Award Winner Discussion: Thoughts on Jaren Jackson Jr. winning DPOY and De’Aaron Fox named Clutch Player of the Year (20:15) – Ranking Rookies entering their Sophomore season: Walker Kessler, Jalen Williams, Paolo Banchero and Jabari Smith (27:45) – Potential Breakout Candidates in 2023-24: Mark Williams, Jabari Smith, Jonathan Kuminga and Zach Collins


2022-23 Rotoworld All-Rookie Team

(00:00) – Top Headlines: Mavericks bizarre ending to the regular season and Damian Lillard not interested in a Blazers rebuild (10:00) – More Headlines: Cam Thomas and Kenneth Lofton Jr. go off in the final week of the season and turmoil with the Timberwolves (19:40) – Play-in game updates: Lakers, Hawks and Heat return to hear full health for the postseason (25:00) – Rotoworld All-Rookie Teams: Jalen Williams, Keegan Murray and Walker Kessler lead the way + analyzing the potential of Andrew Nembhard, Marc Williams, Tari Eason and others heading into their sophomore seasons


Fantasy Awards Winners: MVP, Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year and more

(00:00) – Top Headlines: Joel Embiid explodes for 52 vs Celtics, Donovan Mitchell continues his scoring binge, Andrew Wiggins returns to Warriors, Mavericks continue to struggle, Jamal Murray injures his thumb and more (14:30) – Playoff Look-Ahead: Making sense of the 5-10 spots in both conferences (19:45) – More Injury Updates: Jazz without Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler, multiple Wizards and Knicks banged up and making sense of the Pistons (30:00) – MVP of the fantasy Season: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid (31:30) – Most Improved Player: Lauri Markkanen, Tyrese Haliburton, Mikal Bridges and Nic Claxton (33:15) – Rookie of the Year: Walker Kessler and Jalen Williams (34:45) – Defensive Player of the Year: Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brook Lopez (37:00) – Comeback Player of the Year: Klay Thompson, Jamal Murray and Kawhi Leonard


IQ as a league-winner, KD’s long-awaited return + Injury updates

(01:15) – Top Headlines: Immanuel Quickley drops 40 vs Rockets, Trail Blazers and Pacers seem to have called it a season, Anthony Edwards back in TWolves lineup and Kevin Durant’s expected return (20:30) – More Injury Updates: Latest on Jarrett Allen, Norman Powell, LeBron James, James Harden, Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton (36:45) – Week 23 Schedule Breakdown: Analyzing players to add as the Grizzlies, Pelicans, Celtics, Spurs, Jazz, Thunder and Nuggets


Paul George Injured + Ja, Luka, KAT return and more

(00:00) – Top Headlines: Basketball legend Willis Reed passes away at 80 years old, Julius Randle drops 57 at The Garden, Paul George’s injury, returns of Ja Morant, Luka Doncic’s and Karl-Anthony Towns (15:20) – More Injury Updates: Robert Williams returns to Celtics, latest on Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr., James Harden, Deandre Ayton and Tyrese Haliburton (22:40) – Week 22 Schedule Breakdown: Who has 3 games vs 2 games remaining and notable players to add on back-to-backs (35:30) – Week 23 Waiver Wire Adds: Austin Reaves, Marvin Bagley, Tari Eason, Deni Avdija, Andrew Nembhard, Quentin Grimes and others


Bucks trending up, Nuggets’ and Blazers’ freefall + Key Injury Replacements

(03:00) – Top Headlines: Bucks surging, Nuggets and Blazers fading, making sense of the West playoff picture and Karl-Anthony Towns’ murky return date (15:20) – Week 21 + 22 Schedule Breakdown: Analyzing teams and potential waiver wire adds given their busy/light game slate (23:45) – Injury Roundup: Updates on Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen, Jalen Brunson, Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic, Robert Williams, Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, Rudy Gobert and others (41:00) – More Possible Waiver Wire Adds: Gabe Vincent, Bruce Brown, Trey Murphy III, Herb Jones and more


Ja Morant’s absence, and the return of Stephen Curry

(02:00) - Ja Morant indefinte absence from Memphis. What does that mean for Tyus Jones? (10:00) - Emergence of Immanuel Quickley for the surging Knicks. (16:40) - Steph Curry is returning and that will impact Jordan Poole's numbers. (23:00) - Zion Williamson is still out. Drop him? (30:45) - Buy/Sell/Hold: Can you trust Mo Wagner for the rest of the season?