Ringer NBA Show

Ringer NBA Show

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Bill Simmons and a rotating group of Ringer staffers will jump right into the NBA Playoffs, the draft, free agency and much more over the next few months.

Episodes

Ep. 28: Olympics Knockout Round With Tate Frazier and Jonathan Tjarks  

The Ringer's Tate Frazier and Jonathan Tjarks discuss the upcoming Olympic basketball knockout round, the expectations for Team USA, which team is the biggest dark horse, the standout stars from Rio, and Coach K's final farewell.

Ep. 27: 'Sources Say' With Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Juliet Litman discuss Team USA's eventful summer in Rio and LeBron's back-to-back European travel schedule. Then, Tate Frazier joins to lament Kyrie Irving's inability to lose lately.

Ep. 26: Kobe Stories, TV Shows, Building a Superteam, and More With Roy Hibbert and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer’s Tate Frazier and Roy Hibbert discuss the two-time NBA All-Star’s low-key offseason, his favorite Kobe Bryant farewell tour tales, the superteam Hibbert would construct to defeat the Warriors, and his favorite television shows.

Russell Westbrook's Future and the 'Miami Vice' Movie's 10-Year Anniversary With Bill Simmons  

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and Ringer executive editor Chris Ryan drop a special double-feature edition of the 'Ringer NBA Show' to discuss Russell Westbrook's options in Oklahoma City, potential trade suitors, and the best basketball fit moving forward. Then Bill and Chris pay homage to Michael Mann's 'Miami Vice' by reviewing the film's impact 10 years after its release.

Ep. 24: Team USA and U18 NBA Prospects With Tate Frazier and Jonathan Tjarks  

The Ringer's Tate Frazier and Jonathan Tjarks discuss Team USA, Coach K's farewell tour, the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, and the promising prospects of the 2018 NBA draft.

Ep. 23: 'Sources Say' With Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan  

The Ringer's Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan discuss the last remaining NBA free agents and where they could end up (1:00). Then Juliet gives her Cavs report, including Channing Frye's height and how Kyrie Irving's always ready for the party (7:00). Finally they talk about Team USA, including which players they'd enjoy hanging out with (15:00).

Ep. 22: NBA Free Agency Roundup With Bill Simmons  

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons moonlights on today's 'Ringer NBA Show' with Ringer executive editor Chris Ryan, with each giving his hometown perspective on the Celtics and Sixers, respectively. Then they offer some broad perspective on the status of the league, including where Russell Westbrook might end up, how to make the NBA season last 12 months, and predictions for the new-look Knicks.

Ep. 21: NBA Summer League Special With Tate Frazier and Jonathan Tjarks  

The Ringer's Tate Frazier and Jonathan Tjarks recap the opening weekend of NBA summer league in Las Vegas, and discuss Brandon Ingram–Ben Simmons, Thon Maker's debut, the rise of Guerschon Yabusele, and major takeaways moving forward.

Ep. 20: Kevin Durant to the Warriors and Team USA  

On this week's episode, Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan discuss Kevin Durant's move to the Warriors and how players may be feeling about the change. Later, they discuss why Steph Curry and Draymond Green are like Hamilton and Burr, and what it all means for the Thunder. Finally, the two give their predictions for the Eastern Conference playoffs and talk Team USA.

Ep. 19: 'Sources Say'  

On this week's episode of 'Sources Say,' Juliet Litman and Chris Ryan talk about why the Bucks could be back in business and offer their predictions on where players are headed. Later they talk about Iguodala's mistaken tweet and why they think Al Jefferson is getting overpaid.

Ep. 18: 2016 NBA Draft Recap With Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks  

The Ringer's Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks discuss the Ibaka trade, the Celtics' future, and Thon Maker conspiracy theories.

Ep. 17: 2016 NBA Draft Top International Talents  

The Ringer's Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks on the international prospects projected to land in the lottery, like Dragan Bender and Timothe Luwawu, in Thursday night's draft, and on some sleepers, like Ante Zizic and Zhou Qi, who may wind up being selected later in the first round.

Ep. 16: Game 7 Reaction  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, and Tate Frazier discuss Game 7 of the NBA Finals, where the teams go from here, LeBron James's transcendent performance, and more.

Ep. 15: 2016 NBA Draft Lottery Picks and Late-First-Round Selections  

The Ringer's Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks on prospects slated to go in the top 10, and some prospects who may find themselves being selected later in the first round.

Ep. 14: 'Ringer NBA Show' Finals Game 6 Preview with Tate Frazier, Travon Free, and Pat Barker  

The Ringer's Tate Frazier and 'Any Given Wednesday' writers Travon Free and Pat Barker recap the Cavaliers’ Game 5 resurgence and look forward to Game 6 in Cleveland.

Ep. 13: Game 5 and Draymond's Suspension  

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons and longtime pal Joe House on Draymond Green's suspension, Kyrie Irving's Game 4 flop, GSW's chances to close out the series, and if Andre Iguodala is the rich man's Robert Horry.

Ep. 12: 2016 NBA Draft Sleepers and Busts With Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks  

The Ringer's Danny Chau and Jonathan Tjarks on the under-the-radar talents to target in the 2016 NBA draft.

Ep. 11: Winners and Losers Finals Game 3 With Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, and Tate Frazier on the winners and losers from the Cavs' win over the Warriors in last night's Game 3 in Cleveland.

Ep. 11: 'The Ringer NBA Show' Finals Game 1 With Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Juliet Litman, and Tate Frazier on the implications of the Game 1 loss for the Cavs, Kyrie's "superstar" status, and potential mid-tier Team USA combinations.

Ep. 9: 'Ringer NBA Show' Finals Preview With Chris Ryan, Travon Free, and Tate Frazier  

The Ringer's Tate Frazier and Chris Ryan and 'Any Given Wednesday' writer Travon Free on the NBA Finals rematch between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Plus, predictions for Kevin Durant's free-agent destination.

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