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NBA Draftapalooza: Chris Paul to the Warriors! Plus, a Shocking Celtics Trade and Draft Winners and Losers.

Bill Simmons and guests talk about the Celtics, Grizzlies, and Wizards’ surprise trade, the even more surprising Warriors-Suns trade, and the biggest winners from draft night.

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NBA Draft: Trade for a Vet or Keep the Pick?

Plus, Jamal Murray joins the show to discuss life after winning his first championship

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Bradley Beal on the Move, NBA Draft Predictions, and More Golf Bets

The East Coast Bias boys also discuss potential landing spots for Chris Paul

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The Most Versatile Defenders in the 2023 NBA Draft

Plus, KOC, Tate, and Kyle discuss what qualities make a star defender

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Scoot Henderson or Brandon Miller: Who Fits Better With LaMelo for the Hornets?

The guys also discuss the Charlotte Hornets’ performance this year as a team

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Who Are the Top Non-Wemby Bigs in the 2023 NBA Draft?

Kevin O’Connor, Tate Frazier, and J. Kyle Mann discuss the bigs that are up for grabs in the 2023 draft and compare their skills and stats to the seemingly unparalleled Victor Wembanyama.

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The 2023 NBA Draft Entrance Survey

Which prospects are we irrationally obsessed with? What’s our dream player-team fit? And what trade do we want to see on draft night? The Ringer NBA team weighs in.

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Sitting on the Couch Thinking About Slavery

Jason starts off the pod by sharing his reactions to a very successful day of Chicago baseball. He then talks about the Juneteenth holiday and details his experiences at the golf course on his day off.

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Sober and Drunk Celtics Trades. Plus, Are the Sox for Real?

Brian also discusses the latest news on Jack Jones

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Six NBA Forks in the Road, Plus Wemby’s Charisma With Brian Windhorst and Best Early NFL Futures With Ben Solak

Bill and Brian Windhorst discuss the uniqueness of Victor Wembanyama before Ben Solak joins to go through some bets for the upcoming NFL season

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Narrowing Down the Final Big Board, and a Thompson Twin Love Affair With Danny Chau

KOC and Danny also debate what the Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers should do with their respective picks

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Did We Ever Decide How to Cover Trump? Plus: The Athletic Pivots and the End of the Draft-Night Woj Bomb

Bryan and David talk about Woj’s announcement that he won’t tip the NBA draft picks on Twitter

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Is Zion on the Trading Block? Draymond and CP3’s Next Teams and How Inter Miami Signed Lionel Messi.

Tate Frazier hosts Kevin O’Connor to discuss potential draft-night trades for Zion Williamson, including to the New York Knicks and the Portland Trail Blazers

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2023 NBA Mock Draft: Lottery Shuffling and Trade Rumors

What surprises could we see on draft night? Which sleepers are rising up boards? With the big night rapidly approaching, we update our projections for all 58 picks.

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Suns Add Beal, the Next Big Move, Zion Trades, Draymond’s Future, and NBA Draft Talk

Verno and KOC discuss the blockbuster trade that sent Bradley Beal to the Phoenix Suns and what it means for the future of the franchise

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What Does History Say Portland Should Do With the No. 3 Pick?

Should the Trail Blazers take Scoot Henderson or Brandon Miller, or should they trade their pick to maximize Damian Lillard’s prime? To better sort through the 2023 NBA draft’s most interesting dilemma, we examine every deal this century in which a team exchanged a top pick for immediate veteran help.

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Seven NBA Observations on the Suns, Superstar Trade Rumors, and the Draft

Bradley Beal is the first big name to change teams this summer. Will Damian Lillard or Zion Williamson be the next? Plus, my thoughts on the Wizards, the Scoot Henderson vs. Brandon Miller debate, and more.

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The Biggest Needs for All 30 NBA Teams

We examined the top offseason priorities for all 30 NBA teams and broke down their options in the draft, in free agency, and on the trade market

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The Curse of the Eighth Pick in the NBA Draft

It’s been almost 30 years since an All-Star was taken with the no. 8 pick (shout-out Vin Baker). We examine the most bizarre drought in the draft.

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The Dawn of the Victor Wembanyama Era Is Here

A prospect unlike any before him is about to take the NBA by storm. But the level of anticipation is also unprecedented, made possible by a different European star and our imaginations.

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NBA Trade Rumors Galore: Scoot, Zion, Beal, Dame, LaVine, and More Leading Up to Draft Night

Plus, Verno shares his experience broadcasting the ‘U.S. Open All-Access’

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Woj on Beal, Lillard, Harden, Zion, and Who Will Go Second in the NBA Draft. Plus, Ryen Gets Into Yoga.

Russillo and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski discuss the futures of Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, James Harden, Zion Williamson, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving

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U.S. Open Preview, LIV-PGA Merger, and Wemby’s and Messi’s Impacts on American Sports

Tate and Bryan preview the upcoming golf championship, which will be hosted at the Los Angeles Country Club

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2023 NBA Mock Draft: Who Will the Charlotte Hornets Take at No. 2?

The real draft starts after Victor Wembanyama. Could the New Orleans Pelicans be trading up? Plus, a big sleeper moves into the lottery as we project all 58 picks ahead of next week’s draft.

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Potential Trades to Get Scoot Henderson, and the NBA Draft’s Best Role Players

KOC and J. Kyle Mann also wonder which player the Denver Nuggets might target with their new no. 37 pick

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The Ringer’s 2023 NBA Draft Guide

The NBA draft is less than two weeks away. Get all caught up with our two-round mock draft, updated Big Board, and biggest needs for all 30 teams.

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Ryen Russillo on Covering the NBA Finals, Explaining Jokic’s Greatness, and Getting the Sports TV We Want

Ryen Russillo joins to discuss Nikola Jokic’s impressive performance in the 2023 NBA Finals and the media’s response to the Denver Nuggets

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Chris Paul Rumors, Zion’s Adventures, Draft Talk, and NBA Finals Game 4 Preview

Verno and KOC break down how the Nuggets won Game 3 and discuss how great Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray have become as a duo in Denver

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Nuggets Defeat Heat in Game 3, Jokic’s Legendary Stat Line, and Did Denver Figure Out Miami’s Zone?

Plus, debating the most versatile defender prospects and the biggest home-run swings in the NBA draft

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Jokic’s Historic Game 3 and Chris Paul’s Future, Plus a Wembanyama Rant and More NBA Draft Talk With Kevin O’Connor

Ryen breaks down Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat before KOC joins to talk Victor Wembanyama and the best choice at no. 2 in the NBA draft

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What’s the Move at No. 2? Plus, Monitoring the Rockets and a Draft-Inspired Q&A.

KOC also talks about who rose and who fell in his latest update of The Ringer’s NBA Draft Guide

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Miami Heat Tie NBA Finals 1-1, Adjustments for Jokic in Game 3, and Top Non-Wemby Bigs in the NBA Draft

Plus, previewing the OKC Thunder’s offseason and discussing their potential