The Ringer NBA Show

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

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1088 episodes

Breaking Down Kevin Durant’s Ultimatum: Is Boston His Top Choice? Plus, Group Chat Etiquette.

This week, Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre discuss the latest news with Kevin Durant (03:40). It was reported that KD gave the Nets an ultimatum to either trade him, or keep him and fire Steve Nash and Sean Marks. They debate whether it’s just time for all parties involved to go their separate ways, before discussing team owner Joe Tsai’s tweet. Also, is KD just too good to trade (19:55)? Can any team remain a Finals contender if they are stripped of all their assets in a trade for Durant? Lastly, Ric Bucher shared a story about Ben Simmons leaving the Nets' group chat, and Wos tells us why it’s time for Adam Silver to be a leader like David Stern was (31:00). Hosts: Rob Mahoney and Wosny Lambre Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45m
Aug 09
A Look at Potential First-Time All-Stars

This week, Kyle and Tyler kick off the show by discussing Victor Wembanyama and what he can be if he’s healthy (5:00). Then, they discuss the new-look Timberwolves and how much better Anthony Edwards can get with Rudy Gobert on his team (11:07), plus Cade Cunningham’s chance of being an All-Star this year. (29:00) Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Tyler Parker Producer: Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 2m
Aug 04
Projections for the NBA's Final Four

Rob and Logan get together to examine the offseason and share their future projections for all of the NBA teams that made the conference championship round in last season's playoffs. Dallas Mavericks (2:23) Miami Heat (15:46) Golden State Warriors (29:35) Boston Celtics (45:24) Hosts: Rob Mahoney and Logan Murdock Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 0m
Jul 28
The Russell Westbrook Snub Saga, Plus the Best Remaining Free Agents

Justin Verrier and Seerat Sohi start by discussing James Harden resigning with the Sixers before getting into the recent news around Russell Westbrook and the Lakers (7:50). Then, they look at some of the best remaining free agents, and decide whether they are washed or not (36:13). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Seerat Sohi Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 10m
Jul 21
Offseason Reactions and Future Projections | The Answer

Chris and Seerat start their conversation by sharing their reactions to Deandre Ayton's new contract and talking about what it means for Kevin Durant's future. They then analyze and debate their favorite offseason moves and make their projections for the Dallas Mavericks (11:27) and New Orleans Pelicans (16:35) before getting into Kenny Lofton Jr. and Chet Holmgren's performances at summer league. (20:57) After the break, they examine how the Timberwolves (28:09), Grizzlies (35:53), 76ers (38:15), and Pistons (41:28) look after their post-season acquisitions, and ponder if the Warriors will keep their winning edge next year. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54m
Jul 15
The Donovan Mitchell Trade Rumors Are Flying, Plus Jomi’s Las Vegas Exploits | Real Ones

Logan and Raja discuss what teams would be the best landing spots for Donovan Mitchell now that the trade rumors are flying. Then, they talk about Damian Lillard’s extension with the Trail Blazers, and Jomi Adeniran comes on the show to talk about everything that went down in Las Vegas during summer league. What happens in Vegas apparently doesn’t always stay there. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43m
Jul 15
Impressions From Summer League | Upside High

Jonathan Tjarks and J. Kyle Mann discuss the players and performances that impressed them the most from their time at NBA summer league in Las Vegas. They begin their conversation by taking a close look at Jabari Smith Jr. (4:11) and Tari Eason (16:24) while projecting big things for their pairing in Houston. Next, they discuss Chet Holmgren (23:45), Jalen Williams (30:30), and Jaylin Williams (33:26) and make their predictions and examine NBA comps for them. They end the pod by debating the importance of the second-year players participating at summer league and talking about some impressive names coming into the league who may be flying under the radar (36:19). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

56m
Jul 14
Donovan Mitchell Destination Rankings, Plus Rob’s First Mailbag | Group Chat

Justin and Rob start by ranking their favorite possible trade destinations for Donovan Mitchell (5:05). Then they answer a bunch of listener questions, including questions about the Thunder, summer league memories, Collin Sexton, and more (44:22). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Rob Mahoney Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 20m
Jul 13
Summer League Vibes | Real Ones

Logan and Raja tell all kinds of stories from summer leagues past and present, then get into the drama between LeBron and Russell Westbrook from Vegas and Raja gives us the real down low on why he defends Russ so hard. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53m
Jul 11
Summer League Observations With Ben Golliver | Weekends with Wos

Wos is joined by the Washington Post’s Ben Golliver to discuss what they’ve seen from Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, and Jabari Smith Jr. They then discuss some off-court drama and speculation they’ve seen at the NBA Summer League. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Ben Golliver Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

30m
Jul 10
Weirdos and Unicorns at NBA Summer League With J. Kyle Mann | The Answer

J. Kyle Mann joins Seerat from Summer League in Las Vegas to talk about some of the more unique talent on display at the games with a focus on Chet Holmgren and Kenneth Lofton Jr.. They debate novelty vs. viability in regards to their respective physiques and dissecting the success of other "unicorns" currently in the NBA (9:33). Next, they analyze the performances of some of the other big men in the competition, notably Isaiah Jackson, Kofi Cockburn, and Jalen Duren (17:30). They end the pod by discussing Zavier Simpson, the future of the "microwave" style player in the NBA, and the anatomy of a true sky hook (29:50). Host: Seerat Sohi Guest: J. Kyle Mann Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46m
Jul 09
Are the Brooklyn Nets Really Going to Trade Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant? | Real Ones

Logan and Raja are reunited once again to round up the most interesting bits from the NBA offseason. They start with the Rudy Gobert trade to the Timberwolves, then move into a larger discussion of whether the Nets will actually deal Kyrie and KD, and how the player empowerment movement created this strange situation. Finally, they give their thoughts on Bradley Beal’s humongous deal with the Wizards, and each award their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

50m
Jul 07
Remaining NBA Offseason Questions | Group Chat

As the first week of NBA free agency winds down, Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss some of the remaining questions for teams around the league. They talk about Donovan Mitchell (4:42), D’Angelo Russell, (20:42), the Brooklyn Nets (38:50), and more. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 3m
Jul 06
Hypothetical Durant Landing Spots, Plus How Will Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns Co-Exist?

This week, James and Seerat kick off the episode with hypothetical landing spots for Kevin Durant as he looks to get out of Brooklyn. Then, they discuss the Boston Celtics’ acquisition of point guard Malcolm Brogdon, and how they would have looked had they had him during the NBA Finals. And with the Timberwolves getting Rudy Gobert, they discuss whether the big-man duo of him and Karl-Anthony Towns can work. Lastly, they share their favorite low-key free agent additions this offseason. Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Seerat Sohi Producer: Brian H. Waters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53m
Jul 05
Did Rudy Gobert Set the Market For Kevin Durant?

Chris and Seerat begin by discussing the recent news of Zion Williamson’s deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Then they touch on the Rudy Gobert trade and its potential impact on the current Kevin Durant situation. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53m
Jul 03
Breaking Down the Rudy Gobert Trade and Day 2 of Free Agency

Logan and Rob start by discussing the Rudy Gobert trade and what it means for both the Timberwolves and the Jazz (1:36). Then, they talk about Malcolm Brogdon going to the Celtics (16:18), before breaking down some of the rest of the big stories from Day 2 of free agency (21:15). Hosts: Logan Murdock and Rob Mahoney Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44m
Jul 02
Durant’s Trade Request and Recapping Day 1 of Free Agency

Justin and Wos start by discussing Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets, and what teams he could actually go to (1:35). Then, they talk about all the important news from Day 1 of free agency (25:29). Hosts: Justin Verrier and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44m
Jul 01
Who Are the Most Intriguing Free Agents and Trade Targets? | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the trade between the Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards and what the Nuggets could look like with their new additions. Then they each discuss one restricted and one unrestricted free agent that intrigues them (7:12). Then they each talk about some of the most interesting trade targets (51:27). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 7m
Jun 29
The Brooklyn Nets Are Falling Apart | Real Ones

Logan and Raja speak on the breaking news of the day: the rapidly developing and rapidly devolving situation in Brooklyn, with Kyrie reportedly asking for and receiving permission to find a sign-and-trade deal and Kevin Durant reportedly not speaking to the Nets front office at all (0:45). Then they talk about Malik Monk saying he’d take less money to stay with the Lakers and the Knicks’ pursuit of Jalen Brunson (26:25). Make sure to follow ‘The Ringer NBA Show’ on Spotify to get all of our free agency coverage and listen to Logan and Rob Mahoney at the deadline this Thursday. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45m
Jun 27
What is the Knicks' Offseason Plan? | Weekends with Wos

Wos is joined by The Athletic’s Fred Katz to discuss what the offseason plan is for the Knicks after trading out of the first round on draft night (2:15). They discuss the Knicks' free agent targets and what else they are looking to do to improve the roster (11:36). Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Fred Katz Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

40m
Jun 26
2022 NBA Draft Reactions | Upside High

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks analyze the fits and speculate the futures for the top picks in the NBA draft: #1 Paolo Banchero (3:02) #2 Chet Holmgren (13:04) #3 Jabari Smith (22:00) #4 Keegan Murray (27:27) #5 Jaden Ivey (30:29) They then quickly go through the rest of the highlights of draft day and discuss their favorite moves and noteworthy players, notably Shaedon Sharpe(35:26) and David Roddy(54:08), who could make big contributions for their new teams. Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 9m
Jun 24
Decoding the Leaks and Rumors Surrounding Kyrie Irving’s Future in Brooklyn | Real Ones

Logan and Raja discuss what the leaks and rumors surrounding Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets could mean for his future there. Then they look at the three teams that he would be most likely to end up on if he does leave the Nets and award their Real One of the Week. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44m
Jun 23
NBA Draft Lottery: Trade For a Vet or Keep the Pick? | Group Chat

Justin starts by giving his instant reaction to Jerami Grant being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, which happened after we initially recorded the show. Then Justin, Rob, and Wos are joined by J. Kyle Mann to discuss teams 4 through 11 in the draft and whether they should keep their picks or trade for a vet (9:53). They wrap up with the latest on Kyrie Irving and whether he will stay in Brooklyn (1:04:15). Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Guest: J. Kyle Mann Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 18m
Jun 23
Previewing the Top Wings, Sleepers, and Bigs in the NBA Draft | Upside High

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start their conversation by revisiting some of their favorite NBA Draft memories in the past. They then share and debate their favorite wing prospects, specifically AJ Griffin (6:14), Dyson Daniels (18:28) and Jalen Williams (22:50). After the break they pitch their sleeper picks (29:13) and break down the top centers in the draft with a focus on Jalen Duren.(43:04) They end the pod by sharing some of the fringe prospects who may be flying under the radar heading into the draft. (58:03) Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 9m
Jun 22
Steph Curry Leads the Warriors to Victory | Real Ones

Logan and Raja convene a few days after the Golden State Warriors beat the Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to win a championship to talk through what they saw from Steph Curry, what moves the Warriors could make this offseason, and how the Celtics can grow from this experience. Then Jomi Adeniran joins to light the Celtics' pack and send them off to Hell in style. Hosts: Logan Murdock and Raja Bell Guest: Jomi Adeniran Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

59m
Jun 20
Boston’s Collapse and Golden State’s Growing Legacy | Weekends with Wos

Sabreena Merchant of SB Nation joins Wos to wrap a bow on the NBA season, with the two friends discussing how the Celtics fell apart in the NBA Finals, if Jayson Tatum is the type of guy you can build a championship team around, and why we should start thinking of the Warriors like the Duncan-Parker-Ginobili Spurs. Plus, an NBA draft preview (23:00), and the offseason storylines Sabreena and Wos are looking forward to (27:34). Host: Wosny Lambre Producer: Troy Farkas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38m
Jun 19
The Warriors Are Back on Top of the NBA | The Answer

Chris and Seerat start by sharing their reactions to the Warriors winning the NBA championship. They discuss all the factors, moments, and player moves that Golden State made that contributed to their success, and then speculate on what’s next for the Boston Celtics. Hosts: Chris Ryan and Seerat Sohi Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

43m
Jun 17
NBA Finals Game 6 Preview | Real Ones

Logan is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss what they’re looking for in Game 6, whether this is a legacy-defining game for Jayson Tatum, and how the Warriors’ depth has played in the series so far. Host: Logan Murdock Guest: Rob Mahoney Associate Producer: Carlos Chiriboga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52m
Jun 16
Breaking Down the Top Forwards in the NBA Draft | Upside High

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks start their conversation talking about why teams have been failing at maximizing picks 6 through 10 in the NBA draft in recent years. They then dissect, comp, and speculate the futures of some of their favorite forwards in the upcoming draft, specifically Keegan Murray (8:55), Tari Eason (26:44), and Jeremy Sochan (41:03). Hosts: J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks Production Assistance: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1h 9m
Jun 16
How Do the Celtics Salvage the Finals? Plus, an Important Zach LaVine Update | Group Chat

Justin, Rob, and Wos start by discussing the Warriors taking a 3-2 lead in the series, and they try to figure out how and if the Celtics can get back into the series. Then they discuss the news that Zach LaVine is expected to re-sign with the Bulls. Hosts: Justin Verrier, Rob Mahoney, and Wosny Lambre Associate Producer: Isaiah Blakely Additional Production Supervision: Benjamin Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52m
Jun 15