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Handicapping the NBA: Friday Picks
Yesterday
Alex Barutha and Nick Whalen have their sights set on the Nets vs. Cavs rematch.
NBA Podcast: Six Early Season Takeaways with James Anderson
2 days ago
Nick Whalen and James Anderson run through their lists of players to highlight, including Collin Sexton, Jerami Grant, Nikola Vucevic and Zion Williamson.
Handicapping the NBA: Thursday Picks
2 days ago
Will Anthony Davis and the Lakers step up in a big game against the Bucks?
Handicapping the NBA: Week 5 Futures Check-In
3 days ago
Is Myles Turner the best bet to win the Defensive Player of the Year award?
Handicapping the NBA: Wednesday Picks
3 days ago
Nikola Vucevic and the Magic should thrive against the short-handed Timberwolves.
NBA Podcast: Blazers Injuries, Bucks-Nets, Surprise Top-50 Players
4 days ago
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha talk injuries in Portland, what's next for the Nuggets, surprise top-50 fantasy players and more.
NBA Observations: Portland's Bad Luck, Oladipo in Houston, MVP Paul George and More
4 days ago
After struggling in the Orlando bubble, Paul George is back to being one of the league's best two-way players.
Handicapping the NBA: Monday Picks
5 days ago
Will the Lakers be able to slow down Steph Curry?
DraftKings NBA: Sunday Cheat Sheet
6 days ago
Ben Simmons and the 76ers have an appealing matchup against the Thunder on Sunday night.
NBA Waiver Wire: Best Adds for Week 5
6 days ago
Nick Whalen breaks down some players to consider picking up heading into a Week 5 in which every team plays three or four games.
SXM Highlights: Awkward feelings behind the James Harden trade
9 days ago
Nick joined Jeff and Todd on today's SXM show to discuss the awkward feelings behind Wednesday's four-team James Harden trade.
Preseason Fantasy Takes Revisited
9 days ago
Nick Whalen takes a look back at his preseason thoughts on Zion Williamson, Chris Boucher, De'Aaron Fox, the MVP race and more.
Emergency James Harden Traded to the Nets Podcast
10 days ago
Nick Whalen, Alex Barutha and James Anderson assemble to break down all angles of Wednesday's mega-trade, which sent James Harden to Brooklyn.
Instant Reaction: Harden Traded to Nets in Mega-Deal
10 days ago
The Nets pulled the trigger Wednesday on a multi-team deal to acquire James Harden. What are the fantasy implications?
Handicapping the NBA: Wednesday Picks
10 days ago
Can Trail Blazers at Kings hit the massive 237.5 total?
NBA Podcast: Will This Be the Asterisk Season?
10 days ago
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the league's ongoing COVID-19 issues and what happens next -- both in the short and long-term.
NBA Observations: Kyrie's Absence, COVID Implications, Rookie Point Guards and More
11 days ago
Nick Whalen takes a look around the league at the players and stories impacting fantasy basketball in Week 4.
Week 4 Start/Sit: Navigating Through the Virus
12 days ago
The Sixers are one of a handful of teams dealing with COVID-related absences entering a pivotal Week 4.
SXM Highlights: What is Zion's True Value?
12 days ago
Is perception greater than reality for Zion Williamson?
NBA Waiver Wire: Week 4 Targets
13 days ago
Heading into what promises to be a chaotic Week 4, which players should be on your radar?
NBA Roundtable: Early Regrets, Sell-High Candidates, MVP Odds and More
16 days ago
The RotoWire NBA staff weighs in on early season surprises, draft-day regrets, the Suns' hot start and much more.
NBA Podcast: Rookie Guards, Suns' Ceiling, 2021 Draft Prospects
16 days ago
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson to discuss LaMelo Ball and Tyrese Haliburton, as well as where the Suns rank in the Western Conference hierarchy.
Fantasy Basketball Podcast: What's Real and What's Not
17 days ago
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to talk about the return of peak Steph Curry, parental drama in Sacramento, Julius Randle 2.0, and teams underperforming over the first two weeks of the regular season.
Handicapping the NBA: Can Nikola Jokic Win the MVP?
17 days ago
With the first two weeks of the season in the books, Nick Whalen checks in on some of his favorite NBA futures plays.
Week 3 NBA Observations: Healthy Oladipo, Peak Steph, The New Julius Randle, and More
18 days ago
This week, Nick Whalen checks in a high-profile COVID absence, Julius "Baby Oscar Robertson" Randle, the return of Peak Stephen Curry, key injuries to monitor and much more.
NBA Start/Sit: Time to Worry About Devonte' Graham?
20 days ago
Devonte' Graham has struggled out of the gate -- should he be in your Week 3 fantasy lineup?
NBA Podcast: Rookie Reviews with James Anderson
24 days ago
James Anderson joins the show for a deep dive into how the league's top rookies have looked through the first week of the regular season.
NBA Podcast: First Week Observations
24 days ago
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to recap the top storylines around the NBA, including injuries to Ja Morant and Karl-Anthony Towns, the Warriors' concerning start, Giannis' free throw struggles and more.
NBA Observations: Fantasy Notes and Takeaways After One Week
25 days ago
Nick Whalen takes a look around the league at the fantasy storylines to monitor during Week 2.
NBA Start or Sit: Fading Warriors in Week 2?
26 days ago
Draymond Green will likely make his debut this week, but he should be kept out of most fantasy lineups.
DraftKings NBA: Sunday Cheat Sheet
27 days ago
LeBron James takes center stage Sunday as the Lakers take on the Timberwolves without Anthony Davis.
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Saturday Picks
28 days ago
Nikola Vucevic and the Magic have perhaps the best matchup on the slate in the Wizards.
NBA Podcast: A Christmas Eve Recap
30 days ago
Nick and Alex sit down to recap all 14 games from the last two nights, including Bucks-Celtics, Wizards-Sixers, Cavs-Hornets, a wild finish between the Kings and Nuggets and Ja Morant's big night.
Preseason Observations: Durant Is Back, Zion Is Unstoppable, Rookie Impressions and More
33 days ago
With a condensed preseason in the books, which players made the best impressions?
Bowl Game Pick 'Em: The Writers Pick The Bowls Pt. 1
33 days ago
Our college football staff picks every game against the spread for the first week of bowl season, where BYU's Zach Wilson headlines a matchup against UCF in what should be the best game of the opening stanza.
NBA Draft Kit: Fantasy Predictions for SGA, Durant, LeBron and More
34 days ago
It's prediction time! Mike Barner and Nick Whalen peer into the crystal ball to see how the 2020-21 season will turn out for Kyrie Irving, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Durant and other top fantasy players.
Podcast: The Future of Sports Betting with DraftKings' Johnny Avello
35 days ago
Nick Whalen and John McKechnie chat with Johnny Avello, Director of Race and Sports Operations at DraftKings.
NBA Draft Kit: Reviewing the NFBKC Main Event Draft
37 days ago
Nick Whalen details his experience in this week's NFBKC Main Event draft, including his decision to pass on James Harden.
WATCH: Nick Whalen Talks MVP Odds and More NBA Futures on VSiN
37 days ago
Nick Whalen joins Danny Burke on VSiN's "Rush Hour" to break down the MVP odds, as well as which teams are the best bets to make or miss the playoffs in 2020-21.
Odds Check: Best Bets for Scoring Title, Assists Leader, and More
37 days ago
Nick Whalen, James Anderson and Alex Barutha give their predictions and best bets for 2020-21 stat leaders and make-the-playoffs odds.
NBA Draft Kit: Which Rookies Are Worth Targeting?
38 days ago
He may not have been a lottery pick, but Cole Anthony landed in a great fantasy situation with the Magic.
NBA Podcast: Rookie Reviews + Picking Futures
38 days ago
Nick Whalen and Alex Barutha run through the rookies who've stood out thus far in the preseason and make their picks for team and player futures. Could Luka Doncic win the scoring title in 2020-21?
Preseason Observations: Rookie Debuts, Early Standouts and More
40 days ago
Does Tyrese Haliburton have the potential to be the best all-around fantasy contributor in the 2020 rookie class?
NBA Podcast: Picking Western Conference Win Percentage Over/Unders
43 days ago
With the Eastern Conference in the books, Nick Whalen is joined again by James Anderson for Part 2 their annual tradition of picking all 30 NBA win total -- or in this case, win percentage -- over/unders.
College Football Podcast: Week 15 Preview, B1G Drama, Playoff Picture + DFS
43 days ago
John McKechnie and Nick Whalen look at the latest developments from around college football, including the playoff picture and Coastal Carolina's Cinderella story, before diving into the DFS main slate.
NBA Podcast: Picking Eastern Conference Win Percentage Over/Unders
45 days ago
Nick Whalen is joined by James Anderson for the time-honored tradition of picking all 30 NBA win total over/unders -- except this season, win totals have been replaced by win percentages.
SXM Highlights: What To Expect from Russell Westbrook in Washington
45 days ago
Nick joins Jeff and Liss to discuss what we should expect from Russell Westbrook now that he's a Wizard.
NBA Podcast: Every Possible James Harden Trade Destination
46 days ago
Nick Whalen is joined by Alex Barutha to discuss the NBA's updated rest guidelines before taking a team-by-team look at which teams could conceivably put together a package to land James Harden.
NBA Draft Kit: Challenges of Navigating A COVID Fantasy Season
46 days ago
This NBA season will be unlike any other. How should fantasy players prepare to handle a unique schedule, load management concerns, injury risks and other unprecedented obstacles?
The NBA's New Rest Policy: Quick Reaction
47 days ago
The NBA is reportedly planning to crack down on resting players for nationally televised games. But will the new rules ultimately matter?