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NBA Trade Deadline Reactions With Ryen Russillo—Deadline a Dud

Bill and Ryen break down the Knicks’ added shooting, Gordon Hayward to OKC, Buddy Hield to the Sixers, and the Raptors trading like it’s a fantasy football league

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In Part 1 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to break down the early trades of the day, including the Knicks’ added shooting making them a scarier team in the East (1:54), Gordon Hayward to OKC (22:18), Buddy Hield to the Sixers (29:35) and why the Raptors are trading like it’s a fantasy football league (44:14).

Host: Bill Simmons
Guest: Ryen Russillo
Producer: Kyle Crichton

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In Part 2 of our NBA trade deadline special, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as the deadline closed to discuss some of the other small moves that went down, like P.J. Washington to the Mavs and Jaden Springer to the Celtics (1:09). There’s also talk of some of the teams that did nothing, like the Warriors (20:40), Lakers (26:54), and Magic (42:02). Plus, they address this deadline being a dud and how to fix it (56:10). Finally, he closes it out with Million-Dollar Picks for the Super Bowl (1:09:58).‌

Host: Bill Simmons
Guest: Ryen Russillo
Producer Kyle Crichton

Subscribe: Spotify / Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / RSS