NBA trades and transactions have become just as important as the games themselves, and they deserve just as much attention. Join NBA writers Colin Ward-Henninger and Sam Quinn as they discuss deals, propose fake trades and analyze free-agent signings across the league. If you're an NBA fan and you enjoy player movement (of course you do), this is the podcast for you. Give us a listen. Who says no?
Cleveland as a Ben Simmons fit with Evan Dammarell
1:08:57Evan Dammarell joins the show to talk about Cleveland as a possible fit for Ben Simmons in a trade. We break down what Philly might be interested in, Collin Sexton's long-term upside, a possible fit with Evan Mobley, and eventually land on a three-team trade structure that works for all parties involved.
Breaking down the ramifications of a possible 2025 cap spike with Yossi Gozlan
38:32Yossi Gozlan joins to discuss recent reports that the NBA is hoping to earn $75 billion on its new TV deal and the accompanying report that such a windfall could push the salary cap up to $171 million. How will this affect the NBA in the present? What will happen in the 2025 offseason when everybody has space? Could the NBA use cap smoothing to prevent an outcome similar to 2016?
How the offseason affects award races, Part 2
1:13:43Brandon Anderson remains on the pod to discuss two great value plays for Defensive Player of the Year, the incredibly stupid trend that dictates Sixth Man of the Year winners, chances at free money on Rookie of the Year and Stephen Curry bets and Sam's favorite for the scoring title.
How the offseason affects award races, Part 1
1:07:48Brandon Anderson from The Action Network checks in to help make you some money on the upcoming NBA season's awards races. We name an obvious (and undervalued) MVP favorite, discuss sleepers, break down a profitable trend in Coach of the Year winners and dive deep on Most Improved Player candidates in Part 1. For Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year, watch out for Part 2 tomorrow.
Who can beat the Nets? With Billy Reinhardt
1:10:10Billy Reinhardt from NetsDaily joins to talk about the seven teams that have any hope of beating the Nets in the postseason. Are the Lakers their biggest threat? Can Milwaukee beat Brooklyn at full strength? Who is one trade away?
NBA Players Most Likely To Be Traded Before 2022 Deadline
1:20:23NBA activity has slowed to a crawl, but that can't stop the Who Says No? Podcast. NBA writers Sam Quinn and Colin Ward-Henninger look into the future to figure out which players are most likely to be traded before the 2022 deadline ... maybe as early as this offseason. The list goes well beyond obvious candidates like Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard, and Sam thrills us all with his sleeper pick for the annual Rodney Hood "Most Likely To Be Traded" Award. You're not going to want to miss this.
Knicks offseason optimism with Macklin Stern
1:03:50Macklin Stern returns to discuss a modest but optimistic Knicks offseason, how meaningful it is to have a New Yorker in Kemba Walker playing point guard for the Knicks, Tom Thibodeau's surprisingly deep bench, R.J. Barrett's future, Damian Lillard rumors and much, much more.
Boston's Bradley Beal pursuit and Marcus Smart's extension with Adam Taylor
1:04:04Adam Taylor joins the show to discuss Marcus Smart's contract extension with the Celtics, how Boston can still pursue Bradley Beal to pair with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, why the Celtics are an Eastern Conference sleeper, Brad Stevens' first offseason as GM and much, much more.
2021 Free Agency Madness: Lakers Questions, Knicks Weirdness, Heat Culture and Much More
1:36:21The first two days of 2021 NBA free agency are in the books, and there's a lot to unpack. NBA writers Sam Quinn and Colin Ward-Henninger discuss the biggest moves so far and how they'll impact next season, including the Lakers, Knicks, Heat, Bulls, Warriors ... and pretty much every team in the league. Don't be put off by the 96 minute runtime -- this one's worth your while.
Free Agent Point Guard Roulette with Josh Eberley
53:19Josh Eberley joins the show to predict destinations for the top eight free agent ball-handling guards on the market this offseason: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, Spencer Dinwiddie, Dennis Schroder, Patty Mills, Goran Dragic and Derrick Rose