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Trade Deadline Mega-pod: Harden-for-Simmons, the NBA Merry-Go-Round, and Everything Else From a Wild Day of Swaps

Find all parts of the trade deadline edition of ‘The Bill Simmons Podcast’ here

Part 1: Harden-for-Simmons Finally Happens!


In Part 1 of the NBA trade deadline podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O’Connor, and Rob Mahoney to discuss the 76ers trading Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond, and two first-round draft picks to the Nets for James Harden and Paul Millsap.

Host: Bill Simmons
Guests: Chris Ryan, Kevin O’Connor, and Rob Mahoney
Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti

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Part 2: The Perfect LeBron Trade

In Part 2, Bill is joined by Chris Ryan, Kevin O’Connor, and Wosny Lambre for more Nets-Sixers trade talk, including paying James Harden going forward, everyone’s bad behavior getting rewarded, and why Harden can return to his top form. Then, they break down the Mavericks sending Kristaps Porzingis and a second-round pick to the Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans, the Lakers standing pat, and the Celtics shipping Dennis Schröder to the Rockets after acquiring Derrick White.


Part 3: The NBA’s Merry-Go-Round Era With Wosny Lambre, Kevin O’Connor, and J. Kyle Mann

In Part 3, Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Wosny Lambre, and J. Kyle Mann to talk about the Knicks and Lakers standing pat, how it’ll impact LeBron’s future in L.A., and why the league is so much deeper than it was just a few years ago. Then they get into the “merry-go-round era” in the league right now and whether fans actually like the product it creates.


Part 4: Trade Deadline Winners and Losers With Kevin O’Connor, Rob Mahoney, J. Kyle Mann, and Wosny Lambre

In Part 4, Bill is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Wosny Lambre, J. Kyle Mann, and Rob Mahoney to give out their winners and losers, including Kevin Durant, Steve Nash, the Bucks, Russell Westbrook, and more!