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Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

The Ryen Russillo Podcast The Ringer

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    • 4.7 • 12.6K Ratings

Each week, Ryen Russillo will break down the biggest topics in sports.

    Paolo Goes No. 1! Behind the Surprise Decision With Magic President Jeff Weltman, Plus More NBA Draft Observations

    Paolo Goes No. 1! Behind the Surprise Decision With Magic President Jeff Weltman, Plus More NBA Draft Observations

    Russillo shares some observations from the 2022 NBA draft, including Chet Holmgren to the Thunder, the Knicks’ draft decisions, the Grizzlies trading up, and more (0:28). Then Ryen talks with Orlando Magic president of basketball ops Jeff Weltman about when and how the Magic decided to draft Paolo Banchero no. 1, how Paolo fits in with the young roster, a Jonathan Isaac update, Mo Bamba, the multiple ways cap space factors into free agency, and more (18:14). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (42:36).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Jeff Weltman
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Market for Kyrie, the Warriors-Grizzlies “Rent Free” Beef, Plus Timberwolves Head Coach Chris Finch

    The Market for Kyrie, the Warriors-Grizzlies “Rent Free” Beef, Plus Timberwolves Head Coach Chris Finch

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the news that Kyrie Irving and the Nets have stalled on contract negotiations (0:25), before talking about the Warriors-Grizzlies post-Finals beef and why it doesn't make a ton of sense to clap back at a team that just won a title (6:53). Then Ryen is joined by Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch to discuss joining the team midseason in 2021, the 2022 playoff series vs. the Grizzlies, team dynamics with Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and Patrick Beverley, Finch's time playing and coaching in Europe, and more (20:09). Finally, Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (48:58).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Chris Finch
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Chet’s Best Fit, Jabari’s Ceiling, and More NBA Draft Talk With Sam Vecenie. Plus, the Rise of International Talent With NBA Associate VP Chris Ebersole.

    Chet’s Best Fit, Jabari’s Ceiling, and More NBA Draft Talk With Sam Vecenie. Plus, the Rise of International Talent With NBA Associate VP Chris Ebersole.

    Ryen is joined by 'The Athletic'’s Sam Vecenie for an extensive breakdown of all the major prospects in next week’s NBA draft, including where Chet Holmgren should want to land, if we’re underrating Jabari Smith Jr.’s ceiling, and more (0:32)! Then, he’s joined by the NBA’s associate VP of international basketball operations, Chris Ebersole, to talk about the influx of international talent in the league, why it's only going to keep growing, and a look at some of the best international prospects in this draft (56:12). Finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:16:09).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Sam Vecenie and Chris Ebersole
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Will the Warriors Close It Out? Plus Updated NBA Player Approval Ratings With Wosny Lambre

    Will the Warriors Close It Out? Plus Updated NBA Player Approval Ratings With Wosny Lambre

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the Warriors' Game 5 win over the Celtics, Boston not being able to capitalize on Steph Curry's low-scoring performance, improvements from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson, the Celtics' turnover problem, and a look ahead to Game 6 (0:33). Then he talks with The Ringer's Wosny Lambre about the "approval ratings" of eight NBA players after the 2021-22 season, including Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Damian Lillard, Rudy Gobert, and more (15:57). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (54:14).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Wosny Lambre
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Pelicans EVP David Griffin on Zion’s Future and the Team’s Turnaround, Plus the Celtics Go Up 2-1 and Talking Finance With CNBC’s David Faber

    Pelicans EVP David Griffin on Zion’s Future and the Team’s Turnaround, Plus the Celtics Go Up 2-1 and Talking Finance With CNBC’s David Faber

    Ryen opens with the Celtics taking a 2-1 Finals lead, Draymond’s terrible Game 3, and the Warriors' inconsistent shot creation (0:32). Then, he chats with Pelicans executive VP of basketball operations David Griffin about the team’s drastic turnaround this season and what the future holds for Zion Williamson and the franchise (13:12). Next, Ryen talks with CNBC’s David Faber about covering these complicated financial times, how he got on TV, and his new ExxonMobil documentary (39:31). And finally, he closes it out with some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:17:04).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: David Griffin and David Faber
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Why the NBA Season Already Has Been Shortened, Plus Finals Predictions and Harden’s Future With Sixers Forward Georges Niang

    Why the NBA Season Already Has Been Shortened, Plus Finals Predictions and Harden’s Future With Sixers Forward Georges Niang

    Russillo shares his thoughts on the idea of shortening the NBA season, as well as the top players already playing a shortened season (0:37). Then Ryen talks with 76ers forward Georges Niang about being on the Jazz during the NBA's COVID shutdown in March 2020, figuring out how to change his game to stay in the NBA, his experience with Joel Embiid as a teammate, the Sixers-Heat playoff series, the mechanics of defending certain star players, his experiences from Warriors training camp, Finals predictions, and more (13:46). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (49:24).

    Host: Ryen Russillo
    Guest: Georges Niang
    Producers: Kyle Crichton and Steve Ceruti
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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.6K Ratings

12.6K Ratings

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Background noise

Great pod but what’s up with the background noise recently(Kyle coughing up a lung, ceruti’s dog, and someone’s phone alarm)?

matthewj888 ,

Still covering basketball?

I’m surprised at your superficial your coverage of the 2022 nba finals. I remember when you were really intense about basketball and were the best talk radio person to listen to, back when you worked for corporate espn. But still, much respect and happy you have your own platform now, even if the content is kinda light

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