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Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Podcast

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Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Podcast

Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Podcast

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Yahoo Fantasy's resident hoops experts Andy Behrens & Dalton Del Don are joined by experts from around the league every Thursday for a discussion about the latest NBA news, numbers and drama. There's always NBA drama. And hey – they might even make you a better fantasy player too.

Latest Episodes

Green picks the G-League, GarPax is no more and more

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the basketball world. The H.O.R.S.E. tournament happened, and while it wasn't quite up to the level of playoff basketball, we'll take anything when it comes to basketball content. (02:30) Yes, the Chicago Bulls finally let go of general manager, Gar Forman. Dalton and Andy discuss the outlook of the Bulls after these front office changes. (06:33) Elsewhere in the land of talented duos, it was reported that the relationship between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert was “broken.” (21:05) In a bit of a stunner, potential No. 1 20201 NBA Draft pick, Jalen Green, announced he would forgo college and go straight to the G-League and perhaps pick up a $500,000 contract. (23:40) Finally, dear listeners, this will be our last podcast for a while, our “load management” phase while we learn more about the NBA season’s future. We appreciate all of you listening while the NBA was on hiatu...

41 minAPR 17
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Green picks the G-League, GarPax is no more and more

H-O-R-S-E is coming — and are the Bulls actually doing something right?

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. The latest update on the season is no update, as Adam Silver doesn’t expect any decisions to be made about the season until at least May 1. (00:30) But that doesn’t mean the NBA has no plans for content. There’s a H-O-R-S-E tournament in the works! Chris Paul, Trae Young, and Zach LaVine are confirmed to be a part of it along with WNBA players Allie Quigley, Tamika Catchings and NBA alumni like Paul Pierce. The Hall of Fame class of 2020 was announced, and for whatever reason, this has become a popular question in the basketball world: Would you rather have had Kobe Bryant's playing career or Tim Duncan's? (13:55) Elsewhere in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls seem to be legitimately shaking up its basketball ops, hiring Denver GM, Arturas Karnisovas. It's unclear if Spencer Dinwiddie was taken seriously as a candidate, but his multi-tweet plan to rebuild ...

41 minAPR 10
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H-O-R-S-E is coming — and are the Bulls actually doing something right?

NBA updates, 'The Last Dance,' and Michael Jordan, college GOAT?

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the basketball world. The NBA is continuing to maneuver around and through the current situation with Mark Cuban backing off a bit on his previous comments about a June return to action, and with Austin Rivers providing an idea on how it could return. (02:30) Elsewhere in the NBA world, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers players are officially symptom-free, while ESPN has been sharing a lot of Michael Jordan news of late. First up, Jordan won ESPN’s College Basketball GOAT bracket. No shade to Jordan, but we might need to organize a Lew Alcindor highlight watch party. (10:15) In a move widely applauded by sports-craving fans everywhere, ESPN announced they’d be releasing “The Last Dance” later this month, ahead of its original release date. The 10-part documentary focuses on Michael Jordan’s 1997-98 title-winning season, his last with the Chicago Bulls. (16:54) And Andy s...

52 minAPR 3
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NBA updates, 'The Last Dance,' and Michael Jordan, college GOAT?

Early look at 2020 fantasy drafts & Andy joins the League of Leagues

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. Andy took part in his first League of Leagues draft this past weekend. It’s a three-sport fantasy league that combines the NBA, NFL, and MLB. The draft lasted 51 ROUNDS — which equates to a bit over 10 hours! Fantasy — an endurance sport. (05:25) - The first 12 NBA picks in League of Leagues were: James Harden (taken by our own Andy Behrens), Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Jokic, Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Stephen Curry, and Paul George. (10:45) - Andy and Dalton discuss whether Kevin Durant will return to MVP form. (14:45) - Dalton explains why he took Kawhi Leonard with his second pick, currently the number 4 fantasy NBA player per-game. (16:55) - Where should Kyrie Irving be drafted next year? (24:32) - And are we sleeping on Lonzo Ball? (30:12) And some ICYMI for this...

56 minMAR 27
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Early look at 2020 fantasy drafts & Andy joins the League of Leagues

Let's give out some awards!

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. In last Monday’s episode, we discussed some updates to the NBA and fantasy basketball as a whole. The league is still hopeful for a mid or late-summer return. Unfortunately, four Nets players tested positive for the coronavirus, including Kevin Durant. (04:44) Commissioner Adam Silver spoke with ESPN about some of his ideas, including a possible charity game to start the season. He also spoke of altering the schedules of the rest of the season as well as the playoff schedule. This also includes potentially starting next year’s season this December. (06:10) Our experts are joined in this episode by RotoWire’s Nick Whalen, and together they hand out some fantasy basketball awards! (11:30) These include Fantasy MVP: your nominees are James Harden, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, or Anthony Davis. (17:07) And we’ll discuss Fantasy Sl...

53 minMAR 20
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Let's give out some awards!

Update on the NBA, fantasy season and more

Welcome back! From Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, and the entire Yahoo Fantasy team, we hope all you listeners out there are safe and doing good during these trying times. In this week's episode, Andy and Dalton break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. 1) The latest: It looks unlikely that there will be any NBA games for the next three months. (03:37) 2) On the Yahoo Fantasy Basketball front, there are no plans to shutter the game. The current week will be extended until games are back. 3) A tiny bit of fantasy news: Some players that were considered out for the fantasy season might be back before the end of the season, like Ben Simmons and Jonathan Isaac. (14:30) 4) A question on many peoples’ minds: How are we going to keep ourselves occupied for months without basketball? 5) With things in flux right now, here’s what to look forward to in future episodes of the Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Fantasy Awards, Mock Draft, NBA Draft Preview, and more! Please...

18 minMAR 17
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Update on the NBA, fantasy season and more

Steph Curry is really back this time, for real

Welcome back! Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don are here to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. In this week’s Starting Five: 1) Another week, another targeted Steph Curry return. He will play tonight … we think. Meanwhile, Warriors wing Andrew Wiggins continues his renaissance season. (03:54) 2) Zion Williamson played his first back-to-back and put up 21 points. He’s scored 20+ in 13 straight. Is it enough to enter the ROY race? (09:37) 3) The Boston Celtics are dealing with injuries on injuries. Kemba, Brown & Hayward were all out last night; Celtics still beat Cleveland. Are there any pickups that can help your fantasy team until they return? (14:08) 4) Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen finally returned from injury and scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes, and rookie Coby White continues to put up massive lines. (18:09) 5) Damian Lillard ALSO returned from injury and he’s expected to play in a back to b...

39 minMAR 6
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Steph Curry is really back this time, for real

Hide your hoops — Steph Curry is coming

Welcome back! Andy Behrens is also back, and he rejoins Dalton Del Don to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. In this week’s Starting Five: 1) Joel Embiid will miss tonight's game against the Knicks with a shoulder injury and could miss more time. Uh-oh! Is Al Horford is relevant again? (04:56) 2) It gets even worse for Philadelphia as Ben Simmons is dealing with a nerve impingement in his back. He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks, we'll look at whether guys like Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz can fill the void. (08:16) 3) LeBron James is dealing with a groin malfunction and will miss tonight's game against the Warriors. Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso might be worth using in daily leagues or DFS in the short-term but Dalton doesn't expect the injury to impact his availability after tonight's game -- feel free to send us hate mail if we jinxed it. (13:58) 4) Steph Curry is set to return from his hand injury on Sunday. Ky Bowman and Damion Lee will see their...

41 minFEB 28
Comments
Hide your hoops — Steph Curry is coming

Kyrie heads to surgery and post-All Star Game advice

Welcome back! While Andy Behrens is on vacation, Dalton Del Don and Basketball Monster’s Josh Lloyd to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. In this week’s Starting Five: 1) Kyrie Irving aggravated his shoulder injury and is expected to undergo surgery, which will knock him out for the rest of the year. We look at what to expect from Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and other players who look to gain value on the Brooklyn Nets. (02:41) 2) Karl-Anthony Towns is seeking a ‘second opinion’ on his left wrist. That ... is not good news. Is it time to worry about Towns missing the rest of the season? And in the meantime, will Naz Reid and James Johnson be worth a pickup? (07:21) 3) The deep get deeper, Reggie Jackson is reportedly joining the Los Angeles Clippers. We look at who will pick up minutes in Detroit and who will lose minutes in Los Angeles. (10:22) 4) Clint Capela is expected to be out for "weeks" with plantar fasciitis, which means Dewayne Dedmon...

35 minFEB 21
Comments
Kyrie heads to surgery and post-All Star Game advice

Injuries to Dame and KAT, early trade returns, and All-Star Weekend predictions

Welcome back! Dalton Del Don and Andy Behrens are here to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. The guys kick things off by asking why Vince Carter didn’t get the same All-Star love Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade received? (3:28) They continue with their Starting Five: (5:39) 1) INJURIES! Damian Lillard (groin) initially backed out of all-star festivities and headed for an MRI. Lillard is averaging 29.5 PPG, 7.0 APG, 3.9 threes. POR is 5 games behind MEM in the loss column. 2) Karl-Anthony Towns has a left wrist injury of unknown severity, also headed for an MRI. Who can we trust in any potential KAT absence? Naz Reid? Juancho Hernangomez? James Johnson, anyone? 3) Kevin Love (sore Achilles) missed CLE’s final game before ASB, which led to big games for both Larry Nance (23-12) and Tristan Thompson (27-11) 4) Steph Curry ramped up to “5-on-0” court work, so, is he looking good for March 1? How will he adjust to the fact that GS is now clearly Andrew Wig...

36 minFEB 14
Comments
Injuries to Dame and KAT, early trade returns, and All-Star Weekend predictions

Latest Episodes

Green picks the G-League, GarPax is no more and more

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the basketball world. The H.O.R.S.E. tournament happened, and while it wasn't quite up to the level of playoff basketball, we'll take anything when it comes to basketball content. (02:30) Yes, the Chicago Bulls finally let go of general manager, Gar Forman. Dalton and Andy discuss the outlook of the Bulls after these front office changes. (06:33) Elsewhere in the land of talented duos, it was reported that the relationship between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert was “broken.” (21:05) In a bit of a stunner, potential No. 1 20201 NBA Draft pick, Jalen Green, announced he would forgo college and go straight to the G-League and perhaps pick up a $500,000 contract. (23:40) Finally, dear listeners, this will be our last podcast for a while, our “load management” phase while we learn more about the NBA season’s future. We appreciate all of you listening while the NBA was on hiatu...

41 minAPR 17
Comments
Green picks the G-League, GarPax is no more and more

H-O-R-S-E is coming — and are the Bulls actually doing something right?

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. The latest update on the season is no update, as Adam Silver doesn’t expect any decisions to be made about the season until at least May 1. (00:30) But that doesn’t mean the NBA has no plans for content. There’s a H-O-R-S-E tournament in the works! Chris Paul, Trae Young, and Zach LaVine are confirmed to be a part of it along with WNBA players Allie Quigley, Tamika Catchings and NBA alumni like Paul Pierce. The Hall of Fame class of 2020 was announced, and for whatever reason, this has become a popular question in the basketball world: Would you rather have had Kobe Bryant's playing career or Tim Duncan's? (13:55) Elsewhere in the NBA, the Chicago Bulls seem to be legitimately shaking up its basketball ops, hiring Denver GM, Arturas Karnisovas. It's unclear if Spencer Dinwiddie was taken seriously as a candidate, but his multi-tweet plan to rebuild ...

41 minAPR 10
Comments
H-O-R-S-E is coming — and are the Bulls actually doing something right?

NBA updates, 'The Last Dance,' and Michael Jordan, college GOAT?

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the basketball world. The NBA is continuing to maneuver around and through the current situation with Mark Cuban backing off a bit on his previous comments about a June return to action, and with Austin Rivers providing an idea on how it could return. (02:30) Elsewhere in the NBA world, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers players are officially symptom-free, while ESPN has been sharing a lot of Michael Jordan news of late. First up, Jordan won ESPN’s College Basketball GOAT bracket. No shade to Jordan, but we might need to organize a Lew Alcindor highlight watch party. (10:15) In a move widely applauded by sports-craving fans everywhere, ESPN announced they’d be releasing “The Last Dance” later this month, ahead of its original release date. The 10-part documentary focuses on Michael Jordan’s 1997-98 title-winning season, his last with the Chicago Bulls. (16:54) And Andy s...

52 minAPR 3
Comments
NBA updates, 'The Last Dance,' and Michael Jordan, college GOAT?

Early look at 2020 fantasy drafts & Andy joins the League of Leagues

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. Andy took part in his first League of Leagues draft this past weekend. It’s a three-sport fantasy league that combines the NBA, NFL, and MLB. The draft lasted 51 ROUNDS — which equates to a bit over 10 hours! Fantasy — an endurance sport. (05:25) - The first 12 NBA picks in League of Leagues were: James Harden (taken by our own Andy Behrens), Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Jokic, Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Stephen Curry, and Paul George. (10:45) - Andy and Dalton discuss whether Kevin Durant will return to MVP form. (14:45) - Dalton explains why he took Kawhi Leonard with his second pick, currently the number 4 fantasy NBA player per-game. (16:55) - Where should Kyrie Irving be drafted next year? (24:32) - And are we sleeping on Lonzo Ball? (30:12) And some ICYMI for this...

56 minMAR 27
Comments
Early look at 2020 fantasy drafts & Andy joins the League of Leagues

Let's give out some awards!

Welcome back! In this week's episode, Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. In last Monday’s episode, we discussed some updates to the NBA and fantasy basketball as a whole. The league is still hopeful for a mid or late-summer return. Unfortunately, four Nets players tested positive for the coronavirus, including Kevin Durant. (04:44) Commissioner Adam Silver spoke with ESPN about some of his ideas, including a possible charity game to start the season. He also spoke of altering the schedules of the rest of the season as well as the playoff schedule. This also includes potentially starting next year’s season this December. (06:10) Our experts are joined in this episode by RotoWire’s Nick Whalen, and together they hand out some fantasy basketball awards! (11:30) These include Fantasy MVP: your nominees are James Harden, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic, or Anthony Davis. (17:07) And we’ll discuss Fantasy Sl...

53 minMAR 20
Comments
Let's give out some awards!

Update on the NBA, fantasy season and more

Welcome back! From Andy Behrens, Dalton Del Don, and the entire Yahoo Fantasy team, we hope all you listeners out there are safe and doing good during these trying times. In this week's episode, Andy and Dalton break down the latest happenings in the NBA and fantasy world. 1) The latest: It looks unlikely that there will be any NBA games for the next three months. (03:37) 2) On the Yahoo Fantasy Basketball front, there are no plans to shutter the game. The current week will be extended until games are back. 3) A tiny bit of fantasy news: Some players that were considered out for the fantasy season might be back before the end of the season, like Ben Simmons and Jonathan Isaac. (14:30) 4) A question on many peoples’ minds: How are we going to keep ourselves occupied for months without basketball? 5) With things in flux right now, here’s what to look forward to in future episodes of the Yahoo Fantasy Basketball Podcast: Fantasy Awards, Mock Draft, NBA Draft Preview, and more! Please...

18 minMAR 17
Comments
Update on the NBA, fantasy season and more

Steph Curry is really back this time, for real

Welcome back! Andy Behrens and Dalton Del Don are here to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. In this week’s Starting Five: 1) Another week, another targeted Steph Curry return. He will play tonight … we think. Meanwhile, Warriors wing Andrew Wiggins continues his renaissance season. (03:54) 2) Zion Williamson played his first back-to-back and put up 21 points. He’s scored 20+ in 13 straight. Is it enough to enter the ROY race? (09:37) 3) The Boston Celtics are dealing with injuries on injuries. Kemba, Brown & Hayward were all out last night; Celtics still beat Cleveland. Are there any pickups that can help your fantasy team until they return? (14:08) 4) Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen finally returned from injury and scored 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes, and rookie Coby White continues to put up massive lines. (18:09) 5) Damian Lillard ALSO returned from injury and he’s expected to play in a back to b...

39 minMAR 6
Comments
Steph Curry is really back this time, for real

Hide your hoops — Steph Curry is coming

Welcome back! Andy Behrens is also back, and he rejoins Dalton Del Don to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. In this week’s Starting Five: 1) Joel Embiid will miss tonight's game against the Knicks with a shoulder injury and could miss more time. Uh-oh! Is Al Horford is relevant again? (04:56) 2) It gets even worse for Philadelphia as Ben Simmons is dealing with a nerve impingement in his back. He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks, we'll look at whether guys like Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz can fill the void. (08:16) 3) LeBron James is dealing with a groin malfunction and will miss tonight's game against the Warriors. Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso might be worth using in daily leagues or DFS in the short-term but Dalton doesn't expect the injury to impact his availability after tonight's game -- feel free to send us hate mail if we jinxed it. (13:58) 4) Steph Curry is set to return from his hand injury on Sunday. Ky Bowman and Damion Lee will see their...

41 minFEB 28
Comments
Hide your hoops — Steph Curry is coming

Kyrie heads to surgery and post-All Star Game advice

Welcome back! While Andy Behrens is on vacation, Dalton Del Don and Basketball Monster’s Josh Lloyd to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. In this week’s Starting Five: 1) Kyrie Irving aggravated his shoulder injury and is expected to undergo surgery, which will knock him out for the rest of the year. We look at what to expect from Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, and other players who look to gain value on the Brooklyn Nets. (02:41) 2) Karl-Anthony Towns is seeking a ‘second opinion’ on his left wrist. That ... is not good news. Is it time to worry about Towns missing the rest of the season? And in the meantime, will Naz Reid and James Johnson be worth a pickup? (07:21) 3) The deep get deeper, Reggie Jackson is reportedly joining the Los Angeles Clippers. We look at who will pick up minutes in Detroit and who will lose minutes in Los Angeles. (10:22) 4) Clint Capela is expected to be out for "weeks" with plantar fasciitis, which means Dewayne Dedmon...

35 minFEB 21
Comments
Kyrie heads to surgery and post-All Star Game advice

Injuries to Dame and KAT, early trade returns, and All-Star Weekend predictions

Welcome back! Dalton Del Don and Andy Behrens are here to discuss all things NBA in the latest fantasy basketball podcast. The guys kick things off by asking why Vince Carter didn’t get the same All-Star love Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade received? (3:28) They continue with their Starting Five: (5:39) 1) INJURIES! Damian Lillard (groin) initially backed out of all-star festivities and headed for an MRI. Lillard is averaging 29.5 PPG, 7.0 APG, 3.9 threes. POR is 5 games behind MEM in the loss column. 2) Karl-Anthony Towns has a left wrist injury of unknown severity, also headed for an MRI. Who can we trust in any potential KAT absence? Naz Reid? Juancho Hernangomez? James Johnson, anyone? 3) Kevin Love (sore Achilles) missed CLE’s final game before ASB, which led to big games for both Larry Nance (23-12) and Tristan Thompson (27-11) 4) Steph Curry ramped up to “5-on-0” court work, so, is he looking good for March 1? How will he adjust to the fact that GS is now clearly Andrew Wig...

36 minFEB 14
Comments
Injuries to Dame and KAT, early trade returns, and All-Star Weekend predictions
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