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Tjarks covers basketball and is a host on ‘The Ringer NBA Show.’ He loves Jesus and Dallas, in that order. Texas Forever.

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The Special Case of Jaden Ivey

It’s hard to find an NBA comparison for Purdue’s star guard, but he’s a near lock to be a top-five pick. What makes the engine behind the Boilermakers so unique?

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Luka Doncic, Coach K, and Top-Five Draft Prospects

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks break down Luka’s big night and Coach K’s last game at Cameron Indoor

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Does My Son Know You?

Fatherhood, cancer, and what matters most

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Ja Morant, Purdue’s Jaden Ivey and Zach Edey, and Ayo Dosunmu

The guys react to the Memphis guard’s 52-point game

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Rising Stars at All-Star Weekend, Jalen Suggs, and Cade Cunningham vs. Franz Wagner

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks react to the weekend’s events

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Marvin Bagley, Anfernee Simons, and Insight of the Front Office

J. Kyle Mann and Tjarks also talk about some notable young players highlighted in last week’s trade deadline

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Breaking Down the Tyrese Haliburton Trade

Plus, discussing Tyrese Maxey’s play for the 76ers

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The Answer to the Hawks’ Problems Is on Their Bench

Atlanta may have found the Draymond to its Steph. Onyeka Okongwu is absolutely dominating in a reserve role and could turn out to be the perfect complement to Trae Young.

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Paolo Banchero Will Get Buckets in the NBA. Can He Do Even More?

Duke’s latest freshman star has a center’s body and a guard’s skill set and could be the no. 1 pick. But he still needs to unlock one element of his game to be dominant at the next level.

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Deserving First-Time All-Stars

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks are back to discuss some of the most impressive young players who are deserving of All-Star status, beginning with LaMelo Ball