The Lab

An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.

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      03: Boston Without Hayward


      Where do the Celtics go from here? Chris, Neil and Kyle are back to discuss what the Gordon Hayward injury means for Boston and more impressions from the NBA's opening night.


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      26m
       

      And-1: Interview with Jeanie Buss


      Chris Herring sits down with Jeanie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers to discuss why family and basketball don't always mix and what to expect from Lonzo Ball this season.


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      41m
       

      02: Eastern Conference Previews


      The Lab, FiveThirtyEight's new NBA podcast, is back! Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the good and the not-so-good teams in the East.


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      1h1m
       

      01: Western Conference Previews


      FiveThirtyEight's new NBA podcast! Neil, Chris and Kyle discuss what to expect from each team in the West. Next week: the East.


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      1h5m
       

      The Hottest Takes


      On our final show, the Hot Takedown crew breaks down what we've learned and says farewell with a Hall of Fame hot take.


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      45m
       

      Historical Bias


      The HTD crew discusses Eli Manning's latest woes and debates whether the quality of play in the NFL is as low as it seems. Plus, a sig dig on baseball.


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      36m
       2017-09-19

      September Streaks


      The HTD crew discusses Sloane Stephens' U.S. Open triumph and dissects the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers' recent streaks in the MLB.


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      44m
       2017-09-12

      Staying Power


      The HTD crew is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes, who drops by to discuss her Aaron Rodgers profile and helps us preview the start of the NFL season. Plus, a sig dig on tennis.


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      30m
       2017-09-05

      The Cavs-Celtics Swap


      Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner break down the megadeal between the Celtics and the Cavaliers, and talk about how the teams will play next season.


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      46m
       2017-08-30

      A Tricky Deal


      The HTD crew previews college football and discusses parity and which metrics matter most. Plus, the Lakers' latest woes and a significant digit on Felix Hernandez.


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      30m
       2017-08-23