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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.
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Atlanta, GA

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NBA Digital

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The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines and off-court antics.

Twitter:

@jeskeets

Language:

English


Episodes

The Drop - Harden, Jabari, Dinwiddie

12/14/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Lakers' frustration with trying to defend Harden, Dirk's 21st season debut, Jabari Parker pulled from the Bulls' rotation, Spencer Dinwiddie's contract extension, and Valanciunas' left thumb injury. That, plus the Suns' arena dilemma, Curry's moon comments, procrastination tactics, Ellen's incredible run, cricket memories, and who is the King Nut? via Knit

Duration:01:27:28

Thu. Dec. 13 - Who Needs Kawhi?

12/13/2018
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Kawhi-less Raptors beating the Warriors, whether we're sleeping on the Pacers, and OKC's late-game execution. That, plus Kyrie's overtime takeover, Sixth Man of the Year favorites, Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:34

Wed. Dec. 12 - Bold Plan

12/12/2018
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Clippers' bold free agency plan, KD's comments about jersey retirements and statues, and Pop passing Riley on the NBA's all-time coaching wins list. That, plus active buyers on the trade market, Lowry breaking out of his slump, Nike's new "Earned" jerseys, Rudy Gobert's latest rant about the officials, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:30

Tue. Dec. 11 - Best Friends Forever

12/11/2018
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss whether LeBron and Wade's final game delivered, The King's postgame comments sending Knicks fans into a fervor, and if farewell seasons are overkill. That, plus Trevor Ariza trade rumors, Swaggy P to the Nuggets, the Kings making fun of the Bulls, bagged milk, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:35

The Drop - One Last Wade-LeBron Dance

12/11/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss Wade and LeBron's final game against each other, the Lakers interest in Trevor Ariza, the Nuggets signing Swaggy P, what's eating Kyle Lowry, and whether you'd rather start a franchise with Ben Simmons or Luka Doncic. That, plus future obscure Hall of Famers, the art of swapping jerseys, bread bowls, and Leigh's best Top 5 ever. via Knit

Duration:01:16:22

Mon. Dec. 10 - Boylen Point

12/10/2018
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Bulls' Jim Boylen era getting off to a rough start, and Kyle Lowry's shooting slump. That, plus 3D joins us live from L.A. to share his thoughts on LeBron and Wade's final game, Weekend Whoopsies, "Startersperson of the Year," and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:30

The Drop - Mr. Melo, Toxic LeBron, Gobert's Ejection

12/7/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss whether the Lakers could use Melo, if Magic will trade for John Wall, KD's comments about playing alongside LeBron, Gobert's ejection, and The Ringer's Top 25 players. That, plus Whiteside's bowel movements, "Mr. Baseball," appliances, a "great" tweet, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:23:50

Thu. Dec. 6 - Join The Conversation

12/6/2018
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Kawhi Leonard's MVP chances, whether Paul George is key to the Thunder's playoff success, and Joakim Noah's Grizzlies debut. That, plus last night's most impressive win, the John Wall-to-Lakers rumors, a new Meme Team, sexy new shirts and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:51

Wed. Dec. 5 - Fultz, Lowry, Whiteside, Roller Skates

12/5/2018
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On Wed.'s Pick 'Em Payoff ep. of The Starters, Leigh roller skates around the set while the guys discuss Fultz's diagnosis, Lowry's "betrayal" comments, and Whiteside leaving the bench early. That, plus the Mavs' playoff chances, the Wall/Knicks trade rumors, if NBA stars really don't want to play with LeBron, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:30

Tue. Dec. 4 - Polls, John Collins + Steph

12/4/2018
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys check the polls in regards to the second-best team in the West, which squad needs to make a move, and whether the Sixers or Wolves have been better since the Jimmy Butler trade. That, plus Hawks big man John Collins swings by the studio to discuss his return, playing with Trae Young, and Vince Carter's milestone; and Leigh talks with Steph Curry about his All-Star Weekend plans. via Knit

Duration:00:24:35

The Drop - OKC, Jokic, Sir Elton John

12/4/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss OKC's strong start, the controversial ending to the Nuggets-Raptors game, Jokic's passing, the Bulls firing coach Fred Hoiberg, and Hezonja vs. Giannis. That, plus NBA-themed baby names, Leigh's Top 5 concerts, trivia, Matty O's 10K results, court aesthetics, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:21:48

Mon. Dec. 3 - Hoiberg, Gobert, Beverley

12/3/2018
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Bulls firing head coach Fred Hoiberg, Rudy Gobert criticizing the officials, and whether Patrick Beverley deserved to be ejected for throwing a ball at a fan. That, plus 3D live from Detroit on the Pistons' strong start, new Weekend Whoopsies, Boylen vs. Boylan, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:50

The Drop - Warriors-Raps, Kings Tension, 'Almost All-Stars'

11/30/2018
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On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors-Raptors OT game, including Durant's unstoppable 51, Siakam's coming-out-party, fanboy Drake, and whether it even means anything without Curry or Draymond playing. That, plus the Kings' organizational conflict, final thoughts on the Korver trade, postgame Westbrook, "Almost All-Stars," JD's butterfly stroke, trash cans, video games, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:30:26

Thu. Nov. 29 - Korver, Depth, Russ, Spurs

11/29/2018
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Kyle Korver trade, the Rockets' depth problem, Westbrook's latest trip-dub milestone, the Spurs playoff chances, and the likelihood of LeBron playing with his son in the NBA. That, plus a new Meme Team, Very Solid Play, and the rudest play in basketball. via Knit

Duration:00:23:31

Wed. Nov. 28 - Mooooooves Coming?

11/28/2018
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Lakers need to make a trade, if tomorrow's Warriors-Raptors game is a Finals preview, and if the Heat should embrace the tank. That, plus Nikola vs. Nikola, pancakes vs. waffles, Kawhi's new shoes, a giant Australian bovine, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:23:58

Tue. Nov. 27 - Q1 Stock Watch + Awards

11/27/2018
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On Tuesday's ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss NBA portfolios as we reach the quarter-mark of the season. Which teams are overvalued? Which potential playoff teams are undervalued? And which new acquisition is already paying Q1 dividends? That, plus they debate the MVP, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved favorites, must-watch players, surprising stats, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:17

The Drop - NBA Q1 Report

11/27/2018
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On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters give you some NBA market analysis regarding undervalued and overvalued teams, blue chip prospects, and offseason acquisitions already paying dividends. That, plus this season's 50-point explosion, outstanding stats, hugs, jump balls, holidays, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:17:10

Mon. Nov. 26 - Petty Pop + Trading Fultz

11/26/2018
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Pop questioning Kawhi's leadership, what the Sixers could get for Fultz, and Marcus Smart's comments about the Celtics. That, plus 3D live from Washington, Whoopsies, NFL x NBA celebrations, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:23:46

Wed. Nov. 21 - Angry Uncle Bob's Thanksgiving Special

11/21/2018
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On today's episode of The Starters, Angry Uncle Bob is back for the holidays, and he's got some hot takes about LeBron's return to Cleveland, the Blazers leading the Western Conference, and nonexistent defense. That, plus the NBA's biggest turkey, the worst part about Thanksgiving, and the Top 10 stuffs of the season so far. via Knit

Duration:00:24:01

Tue. Nov. 20 - As The NBA Turns

11/20/2018
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On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Wizards saying they've moved on from conflict, the latest drama with Fultz's shoulder, and if J.R. Smith's tenure with the Cavs is over. That, plus Kemba's future in Charlotte, surprise teams, Clippers play-by-play legend Ralph Lawler talks wedgies, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:28