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How Can Patrick Beverley Help the Timberwolves?

Plus, Verno and KOC wrap up their takeaways from summer league and get into news from around the league

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Terry Rozier’s New Deal Tells Us a Lot About 2022 NBA Free Agency

Once you get over the sticker shock, Scary Terry’s four-year deal to stay buzzing in Charlotte makes a lot of sense, given the dearth of talent hitting the market next season

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Kawhi Leonard’s Contract Extension Sets the Clippers’ Title Window

Leonard could have taken a two-year deal or waited to bank in on a larger, five-year extension. Instead, his new four-year agreement splits the difference and gives him—and Los Angeles—a more clear timeline for a championship push.

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Have the Yankees Officially Turned Things Around? Plus, Four More Years of KD in Brooklyn.

CC and Ryan react to the Yankees’ current hot streak and a flurry of NBA offseason moves

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The Championship Race in the West Is Wide Open

Plus, Dennis Schröder signs to the Celtics and Wos’s summer league thoughts

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The Knicks Used the Offseason to Build for Now and Later

New York’s initial wave of spending raised questions about whether the Knicks were sacrificing future growth for short-sighted splashes. But a closer look at the franchise’s signings reveals an honest-to-goodness plan.

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The Nets’ Improvements May Render Every Other Free-Agent Deal Moot

As millions were splashed around the league, Brooklyn extended Kevin Durant and improved its supporting cast, meaning an already overwhelmingly talented team could be even better next season

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NBA Offseason Winners and Losers, and Listener Mailbag!

Logan and Raja recap some free agency moves in the ‘Real Ones’ season finale

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The Winners and Losers of the 2021 NBA Offseason (So Far)

After one week of maneuvering and dealing that definitely wasn’t agreed to weeks in advance, virtually every notable free agent is off the board. Our panel evaluates the best and worst of what’s happened so far and looks ahead to looming trade clouds and the 2021-22 title picture.

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Is Free Agency Actually Free?

Chris and Seerat are joined by The Ringer’s Rob Mahoney to touch on a variety of topics related to the offseason, including whether draft picks matter, if teams get punished for drafting well, and much more

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The Lakers Are Betting Big on Experience—and Familiarity

After trading for Russell Westbrook last month, L.A. added four former Lakers (including Kent Bazemore and Dwight Howard) to round out the roster. The moves raised questions about the team’s age and stamina, while answering others about its direction.

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USA-France, Disappearing Dame, Ben Simmons, and the Knicks With Wosny Lambre and Joe House

Plus: Fantasy football sleepers with Craig Horlbeck

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Best Card Buys From NBA Free Agency

How will the card values of Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan, and Carmelo Anthony change?

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The Golden State Warriors Are Back to Being Title Contenders

KOC breaks down how players like Jonathan Kuminga and Otto Porter Jr. will affect the team this year

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Walker Buehler on Developing With the Dodgers, Vanderbilt Days, and Pregame Rituals

Plus, CC and Ryan discuss the New York Giants’ training camp fight, NBA free agency, and more

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The Spurs Turn the Page and Look Ahead to … What, Exactly?

Instead of rebooting, San Antonio took back DeMar DeRozan in the Kawhi trade and stayed the course. But after three middling seasons, DeRozan is now in Chicago, and the Spurs’ plan for the future still isn’t any clearer.

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Ten Free Agency Questions on the Bulls, Celts, Heat, and More With Kevin O’Connor

KOC joins Bill to discuss the past couple days of NBA moves

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It Pays to Be Old on This Year’s NBA Free-Agent Market

With teams looking to go all in on their current windows, old heads like Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry, and Mike Conley cashed in on the first day of free agency

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Hot Commodity: Kyle Lowry Is the Player That Miami Needs

After years on the trade block, Lowry built himself and the Raptors into contenders. Now he’s hoping to complete the title picture for the Heat.

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Will Russ to L.A. Work? Plus the Latest in NBA Free Agency.

Logan and Raja break down the Westbrook trade before getting into what’s next for Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry

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Lowry to Miami? Plus: Lonzo’s Upside and the Rest of Free Agency Week With Jackie MacMullan.

Jackie joins Bill to discuss what’s next for Kawhi, where Ben Simmons will end up, the Knicks’ options, and more

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Is James Harden the Biggest Winner of the Giannis Extension?

With the two-time MVP staying put in Milwaukee, the 2021 free-agent market is starting to look almost as bleak as 2020’s. Will superstar suitors like Miami, Dallas, and Toronto now turn their attention to trading for the likes of Harden and Bradley Beal?

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The NBA Offseason Exit Survey

Examining the strangest and savviest moves in free agency and the draft, plus a look ahead at the biggest questions with the regular season less than a month away

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The NBA’s 2020 Free-Agent Class Looks Like a Barren Wasteland

With Draymond Green now off the board, Anthony Davis might be the only marquee player name available next summer—and even he’s a long shot. Will a dry summer have a major impact on the transaction game the next two seasons?

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What Twitter Got Wrong (and Right) About Kawhi Leonard’s Free Agency

Rodger Sherman looks back at the four types of people who covered the Kawhi Leonard free-agency saga and provides a guide to which ones you should trust in the future

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Hamptons Offseason Mailbag

JJ Redick is joined by Tommy Alter to discuss the Pelicans, big trades, and tampering. Plus, JJ answers some questions from listeners.

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The NBA’s Supermax Isn’t Doing What It Was Supposed To

Some two years in, it’s clear that the league’s designated veteran player provision is a failure. But as the cracks become more obvious, no immediate solution has emerged.

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The 30 Facts That Will Make or Break the Harden-Westbrook Rockets

Can Houston fit two ball-dominant MVPs into the same backcourt? Here are all the reasons for hope and concern, broken down by the numbers.

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The Thunder Are the New Most Hopeful Team in the NBA

Oklahoma City traded its stars for unprecedented loads of draft picks. Now, with the ability to grab more young players in a short span than any other franchise in the history of the league, where is the team headed?

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How James Harden and Russell Westbrook Can Make It Work in Houston

The Rockets now boast two paradigm-shifting MVPs on their roster, but it won’t be enough for Russ and Harden to merely coexist as ball-dominant stars. To win a ring, they’ll have to make each other better. Are they up to the task?

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Why Jerami Grant Was the One of the Best Acquisitions of the NBA Offseason

The Denver Nuggets took advantage of an opportunity—offering the rebuilding Thunder a chance to get off the stretch forward’s salary—and may have found the perfect frontcourt partner for their MVP candidate, Nikola Jokic

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The Winners and Losers of the Russell Westbrook–for–Chris Paul Trade

Just when you thought it was safe to avoid Twitter, Houston swung a blockbuster trade to pair two former teammates and MVPs. Is the Rockets’ title window back open? Did the Thunder get a good deal? We assess the fallout.