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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

Fri. Feb 15 - 2019 All-Star Special

2/15/2019
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On today's special episode of The Starters, live from All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, the guys make their predictions for Rising Stars and All-Star Game MVPs, as well as the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Slam Dunk winners. That, plus Dikembe Mutombo and Caron Butler stop by the set, we count down the Top 10 Dunks of the Decade, highlight MJ's best All-Star moments, and Leigh takes another crack at hitting 20 points in his own 3-Point Contest. via Knit

Duration:01:10:23

Wed. Feb. 13 - Big Brother Al

2/13/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Al Horford and the Celtics owning Joel Embiid and the Sixers, whether Luke Walton can survive the All-Star break, and if Anthony Davis and the Pelicans have hit rock bottom. That, plus we debate MJ's best free throw line dunk, hit you with a Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:06

Tue. Feb. 12 - Thunder Rolls

2/12/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Paul George's MVP case, Westbrook breaking Wilt's 51-year-old record, and Magic's non-tampering comments about Ben Simmons. That, plus an All-Star edition of Crossfire, Bosh's Hall of Fame chances, Vince's best 2000 Dunk Contest jam, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:03

The Drop - MVPG, Streaks + Magic Man

2/12/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss PG's MVP-like run, Harden vs. Westbrook's streaks, the odd Magic/Simmons story, whether the Pelicans should have to play AD, and Lin to the Raptors. That, plus our favorite All-Star Weekend memories, skiing accidents, Charlotte-based trivia, the next animal we'd like to see delay NBA games, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:32:30

Mon. Feb 11. - Debuts, AD Dilemma + Ice Trae

2/11/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Tobias Harris and Marc Gasol's new-team debuts, the Celtics' latest meltdown, and whether it's fair for the league's rules to mandate the Pelicans to play AD. That, plus new Weekend Whoopsies, and the Hawks' Trae Young joins us to talk about his fantastic rookie season, All-Star Weekend, and to play a little game called "Freeze It." via Knit

Duration:00:25:41

The Drop - 2019 Trade Deadline Recap

2/8/2019
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On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys the discuss the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. Which Eastern Conf. powerhouse improved their team the most? Who were the other big winners and losers? And what was the best under-the-radar deal? That, plus an All-Star Draft breakdown, LeBron's rough week, KD rips the media, Leigh's 3-Point Contest preparation, explosive packages, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:33:10

Thu. Feb. 7 - Wheeling & Dealing

2/7/2019
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On Thursday's NBA Trade Deadline Special, the guys discuss all the big moves: Marc Gasol to the Raptors, Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, Markelle Fultz to the Magic, Harrison Barnes to the Kings, and Otto Porter to the Bulls. All that, plus Anthony Davis stays put in New Orleans. Did the Pelicans make the right decision? Will they sit him for rest of the season? What's next for LeBron and the Lakers? via Knit

Duration:00:24:09

Wed. Feb. 6 - Sixers-Clips Trade + All-Star Mock Draft

2/6/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the 76ers-Clippers blockbuster deal, how it impacts the Raptors, and whether the Pistons are done making moves after trading away Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson. That, plus LeBron's Lakers get embarrassed, the Saturday Night participants are announced, and guys hold their very own All-Star Mock Draft. via Knit

Duration:00:27:52

Tue. Feb. 5 - Lakers-Pelicans Standoff + Wall's Achilles

2/5/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Lakers-Pelicans AD standoff, what John Wall's ruptured Achilles means to the Wizards, and the Heat retiring Bosh's jersey. That, plus Candace Parker joins us live on set to discuss her experiencing as an All-Star captain + AD trade rumors, Trey and Leigh go head-to-head in Crossfire, #NBAPirates, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:08

The Drop - All In For AD?

2/5/2019
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the latest Anthony Davis trade rumors, whether the Lakers have a plan B, what happens if AD is still on the Pelicans after the deadline, and Tatum vs. Ingram. That, plus Chris Bosh's jersey retirement, the NBA's ultimate HORSE game, Super Bowl (and Maroon 5) reactions, and a very special All-Star Weekend announcement. via Knit

Duration:01:16:55

Mon. Feb. 4 - Overwhelm Me

2/4/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the latest Anthony Davis trade rumors and whether the Lakers will upgrade their "underwhelming offer." That, plus the Knicks throw shade at Porzingis, Jared Greenberg joins us live from Brooklyn to talk Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:26:07

The Drop - Porzingis, Kyrie & All-Star Snubs

2/1/2019
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavs, Kyrie Irving's comments regarding his upcoming free agency, and the biggest All-Star snubs. That, plus Kanter's kiss, neutral sites, TV character trades, Jim Gaffigan's graphical gaffs, Faulty Airlines, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:21:57

Thu. Jan. 31 - Holy KP!

1/31/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Knicks sending Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks (!), the Pelicans removing Anthony Davis from their intro video, and the Lakers finally getting through to Dell Demps. That, plus we lock in our 2019 All-Star Game reserves, hit you with a new Meme Team, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:13

Wed. Jan. 30 - Rising Stars, Jah, Ingram

1/30/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Rising Stars rosters, Jahlil Okafor's renaissance, and Brandon Ingram's career night. That, plus which franchise deserves the No. 1 pick, hot NBA takes on a cold day, hypothetical Marc Gasol trades, Super Bowl predictions, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:10

Tue. Jan. 29 - Hypothetical AD Trades

1/29/2019
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On Tue.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss reports about the Lakers being Anthony Davis' preferred destination, and Lonzo Ball not wanting to play for the Pelicans. That, plus we debate a few hypothetical AD trades to the Raptors, Blazers and Sixers, talk practice music, haunted hotels, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:03

The Drop - AD Deep Dive

1/29/2019
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss Anthony Davis' trade request. What does the timing mean? Are the Lakers favorites to land him? Do the Celtics have the best collection of assets? What other teams could get in the mix? And what's the Pelicans next move? That, plus other trades we'd like to see, Red Panda, accidental hobbies, the best covers, and more. via Knit

Duration:01:31:07

Mon. Jan. 28 - Bye-Bye Brow?

1/28/2019
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On Mon.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Anthony Davis' trade request, the Pelicans' next move, whether the Lakers have enough to get a deal done now, and potential dark horse trade destinations. That, plus Luke Walton's job security, Thon Maker wants out of Milwaukee, new Weekend Whoopsies, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:25:31

The Drop - 2019 NBA All-Star Picks

1/25/2019
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On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the 2019 NBA All-Star Game starters, who LeBron and Giannis draft first, and then select/debate their East and West reserves. That, plus NBA ratings, supporting actors/players, swim-up bars, Weezer's new album, a Very Solid Tattoo, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:01:38:20

Thu. Jan. 24 - Oladipo's Injury, MSG Harden, Poor Blake

1/24/2019
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On Thu.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss Oladipo's season-ending injury, Harden dropping 61 points in MSG, and Reggie Jackson's ill-timed video bomb. That, plus we select out All-Star Game starters, new Meme Team, Illustrated Leigh, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:55

Wed. Jan. 23 - Grizzlies Now Available

1/23/2019
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On Wed.'s ep. of The Starters, the guys discuss the Grizzlies listening to trade offers for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, what AD's injury means for the Pelicans, and Booker vs. Dieng. That, plus Dirk's 3-Point Contest invite, Dennis Smith Jr. returns to the Mavs, Kawhi's load management, classic NBA bloopers, and so much more. via Knit

Duration:00:24:12