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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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Thursday College Hoops Picks

JJ runs through the biggest Thursday games, looks at the games with the fishiest lines, eyes an all-Virginia parlay, and gives out his best bets for the day

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How the Wilson and Rodgers News Affects the Jets and Giants With Danny Heifetz

Plus, Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell

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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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The Big Wilson Trade, Ridley’s Suspension, and Westbrook’s Struggles

Plus, Coach K’s farewell tour with Kevin Clark, Van Lathan, and Tate Frazier

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Aaron Rodgers, NBA Family Plays, and The Players With Joe House. Plus JJ’s Conference Tournament Picks

JJ and House also talk NBA bets

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CBB Conference Tournament Future Picks Special

JJ and Rodger discuss the Power Five and mid-major tournaments

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Nets Fall Under .500, AMA, and Tournament Preview With Zach Braziller

Can Brooklyn turn it around?

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Simmons, House, and JJ on Friday’s NBA Action and a Rookie of the Year Discussion. Plus: Jared Smith on Weekend College Hoops and Conference Tournaments

Plus, the guys share their thoughts on Friday’s best games

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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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NBA Title Futures, COY and Picks of the Day With Joe House. Plus JJ’s CBB Picks.

Plus, JJ and Joe discuss NBA title favorites and make a family play on the Celtics-Hawks game

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Picking NBA MVP and Title Favorite and Best Bets for Tonight’s NBA and Weekend College Hoops

Plus, JJ and House discuss why they both think the bet of the night is in the PHI-MIN game

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The Top Five Worst NY Losses Since 2010 and Kemba Sent Home

Plus, Ian O’Connor on Coach K and Bobby Knight’s feud, Duke’s rise and the Redeem Team

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The G League’s Best Advertisement and Being Chicago Famous With Stand-up Comedian Dave Helem

Plus, reacting to Aaron Rodgers Indecision Day and Juwan Howard’s altercation with Greg Gard

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Recapping All-Star Festivities and Predicting Second-Half Story Lines

Verno and KOC debate what the NBA can do to bring excitement back to the slam dunk contest before discussing whether the MVP is Joel Embiid’s to lose, the Suns’ chances without Chris Paul, LeBron James getting sour with the Lakers, and more

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College Basketball Bets of the Day and Looking Ahead to the Weekend Slate

SuperBook Sportsbook’s Art DiCesare joins JJ to discuss the market for CBB betting before shifting their focus to this weekend’s slate of games

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NBA All-Star Weekend Recap, Mirin Fader on DeMar DeRozan’s Pain and Perseverance, Ben Simmons’s Mental Health Journey, and Juwan Howard Versus Greg Gard: No Touching!

Jason talks about the many things that can be improved about the All-Star Weekend before Mirin comes on to discuss her profile of DeMar DeRozan

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Examining the College Basketball Futures Market and Best Bets for This Weekend

JJ is joined by SI’s Matt Ehalt to kick off the ‘Ringer Gambling Show’ coverage of college basketball

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The Drive Behind Jabari Smith Jr.

Auburn’s star freshman doesn’t carry himself like a future lottery pick, but he’s been following the blueprint to become one his entire life. Can the son of a former NBA player realize his dreams and exceed his dad’s in the process?

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Nets Fall in Phoenix, Rangers Stay Hot, and Brian Flores vs. the NFL

Plus, Ian O’Connor on the Giants’ hiring process and Coach K

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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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Duke Dudes Paolo Banchero and AJ Griffin

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks return to discuss young prospect Paolo Banchero, how size and defense can be a well-developed asset for a young college player, and what comparable players like AJ Griffin can do

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Jabari Smith Jr. and RJ Barrett Put in Extra Work

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks talk about the pedigree and story of Auburn star Jabari Smith Jr., and discuss the development of Knicks guard RJ Barrett

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Why Jabari Smith Jr. Might Be the Best Prospect in the 2022 NBA Draft

Holmgren and Banchero have been at the forefront of this year’s class, but Smith is quietly making a strong case to be the no. 1 pick. Here’s what the Auburn big man has flashed thus far, and the questions that still need to be answered.

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Mike Francesa Talks the State of NY Sports, Gambling, and Free Agency

Plus, discussing the state of the Knicks and the best college basketball team in the metropolitan area

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The Curry-LeBron Legacy Battle, Ja’s Mega-leap, and Jabari Smith’s Lottery Rise

Bill and J. Kyle Mann also discuss Paolo Banchero at Duke and Chet Holmgren at Gonzaga

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We Don’t Know What Chet Holmgren Is Yet

The presumptive no. 1 NBA draft pick is having a hard time finding a starring role on a stacked Gonzaga team

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The Ringer’s 42 Favorite Sports Moments of 2021

From the Giannis breakthrough to the Ohtani experience to the greatest incomplete pass in NFL history, here are the sports moments that defined our year

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Bring Buck to the Mets! Plus, Former Mets Manager Bobby Valentine and a Winning Night of Hoops

Plus, JJ talks with current UMEC head coach Jason Crafton about his time working under Jay Wright at Villanova, his love of the Knicks, and what it’s like to be a coach in college basketball today

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The Legend of Chet Holmgren, 7-Foot String Bean, Has Just Begun

What would it look like if a player was as tall as Joel Embiid while weighing a few pounds more than Steph Curry? In the case of the Gonzaga freshman, he’d look like the most sought-after prospect in the NBA.

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Goff’s B-Day Night at Bulls-Nets, Bears’ Silver Lining With Jim Trotter, Plus College Hoops With Stephen Bardo

Jason also discusses his viral moment with James Harden

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Around the NFL With Kevin Clark, Big East Nostalgia With Dana O’Neil, Plus an AMA!

JJ also makes his Super Bowl picks and decides whether he’d rather buy stock in the Jets or the Giants