The Starters

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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.

On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss the Cavs firing Coach Lue, if the Wizards are in desperate need of a shakeup, and Steph Curry's latest three-point record. That, plus 3D joins us live from Minneapolis to get us ready for tonight's Lakers-Wolves, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. via Knit

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On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler-Houston trade rumors, Karl- Anthony Frowns, whether Lonzo should start over Rondo, OKC's 0-4 start, and Steph Curry's slim MVP chances. That, plus David Stern calls out the Pelicans, shady ice cream trucks, heckling, and so much more. [via Knit](http://knit.audio/podcast-advertising)
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether Steph Curry could realistically win another MVP, if the Lakers have found their ideal starting lineup and if Towns has mentally checked out. That, plus Kawhi's "no-look" steal, trading Kevin Love, a new Meme Team, and so much more. [via …
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys discuss Blake Griffin's 50-point night, if the Pistons are a playoff lock, and whether Joel Embiid's trash talk is starting to get tiresome. That, plus Trey Kerby talks to Hawks rookie Trae Young down at the renovated Fortress, and in Crossfire, the …
On Tue.'s episode of The Starters, the guys play "How Worried Are You?" when it comes to the defenseless Lakers, the winless Thunder, and the struggling Celtics. That, plus DeRozan's strong start with the Spurs, Lillard's Stone Cold costume, Markieff's sneaky shorts pull, surprising players, and so much more. [via …
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the insane Spurs-Lakers overtime game, final thoughts on The Staples Slobberknocker suspensions, and a few "It's Just One Week, But ..." overreactions. That, plus Kemba Walker's hot start, winless teams, Wade's farewell tour, Top 5 Gordons, NBA trivia, triceps, and more. [via Knit](http://knit.audio/podcast-advertising)
On Mon.'s episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Rockets-Lakers suspensions were too lenient, if Trae Young's strong start has quieted his doubters, and if the Nuggets won the NBA weekend. That, plus 3D joins us live from LA, new Weekend Whoopsies, and more. [via Knit](http://knit.audio/podcast-advertising)
On today's Drop, the guys discuss LeBron's Lakers debut, early season surprises, concerning losses, MVP frontrunners, and some rookies. That, plus Leigh's McDonald's career, great states, laundry, haunted houses, and so much more. [via Knit](http://knit.audio/podcast-advertising)
On Thu.'s episode of The Starters, the guys continue to overreact by playing another round of "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to Anthony Davis, Towns and Butler, and the Knicks playoff chances. That, we plus Kawhi and DeRozan's first games with their new teams, rookie debuts, and …
On Wed.'s episode of The Starters, the guys totally overreact by playing "It's Just One Game, But ..." with regards to the Celtics best player, Fultz starting for the 76ers, and the Warriors lackluster start. That, plus Jaylen's "dunk" on Embiid, reversible rings, whether the Wolves should play Butler, and …
On Tuesday's episode of The Starters, the guys debate whether the Celtics are a Finals lock, if the 76ers should start Markelle Fultz, Doncic's ROY odds, Durant's future, and more. All that, plus Shaq swings by the studio to discuss the Warriors' dynasty, whether Butler and the Wolves can coexist, …
On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler fiasco, the Lakers' playoff chances, Rookie of the Year favorites, and Zach LaVine. That, plus continuity errors, which animal would make the best point guard, Canadian folk songs, flag-bearing bodies, and so much more. [via Knit](http://knit.audio/podcast- advertising)
On today's fifth (and final part) of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys finish tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Who wins MVP? What was the best under-the-radar offseason move? And are the Rockets better than last season? All that, plus is Blake Griffin still a superstar, …
On today's fourth part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which team is under the most pressure? Which player has the most to prove? And has Jimmy Butler completely derailed the Wolves season? All that, plus nicknames, expected sophomore …
On today's third part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which front office had the best offseason? Will Rudy Gobert repeat as Defensive Player of the Year? And which team is the toughest to predict? All that, plus NY …
On today's second part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys continue tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Are the Celtics the best team in the East? Is LeBron the best player in the league? And who wins Most Improved? All that, plus the Knicks' playoff chances, …
On today's first part of The Starters' 2018-19 NBA preview, the guys begin tackling 50 burning questions about the upcoming season. Which Western Conference team is the Warriors' biggest challenger? Who wins Rookie of the Year? And does LeBron immediately turn the Lakers into a playoff team? All that, plus …
On today's Drop, the guys make some bold predictions about the upcoming NBA season with regards to MVP, trading Jimmy Butler, the loaded Western Conference, LeBron's Lakers, and so much more. All that, plus which player will flourish thanks to a change of scenery, NBA Con panels, and Leigh reviews …
On today's final summertime Drop Off, The Starters give unqualified advice to try and solve their listeners' biggest problems. Should you move in with your girlfriend? Where's the best place to get a tattoo? And how do you start your career when you have no idea what you want to …
On today's summertime Drop Off, The Starters interview their Emmy-award winning cameraman - and Leigh's personal hair assistant - Ric Blackburn. Ric breaks down the crazy career that's led him to cross paths with Fidel Castro, Ted Turner, John McEnroe, and a bird flu-infested chicken coop. Plus, he explains how …