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Neil Paine

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Early NBA Playoff Analysis With FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine. Plus, Lakers Even Series Vs. Suns With Andrew Ungvari

The Chase Thomas Podcast

Blue Wire's Chase Thomas is joined by FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine to talk all things NBA Playoffs from the Hawks' surviving Game 1 against the Knicks, to which playoff series are still very much up in the air, to the possibility the Jazz and Suns both go down in Round 1, to how the Lakers even the series against Phoenix, to the Nuggets putting Aaron Gordon on Dame Game 2 and why the Clippers are in real trouble against Dallas. Plus, an in-depth review of Lakers vs. Suns thus far with Andrew Ungvari.


27 May 2021

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Episode 35: Tim Hardaway with Neil Paine

Pod of Fame

Jim is joined by Neil Paine, senior writer for FiveThirtyEight, to breakdown the hall of fame candidacy of former NBA point guard Tim Hardaway. Jim and Neil first discuss just how devastating Hardaway's signature move, the killer crossover, was (3:52). Then, they cover Hardway's 1997 NBA season, his best playoff moments for the Warriors and Heat, Run TMC, NBA Live 1998, and Isiah Thomas (10:37). Finally, they take a deep dive into the best NBA point guards of the 1990s (46:07), before reaching a final verdict on whether or not Hardway belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame (1:11:18).

1hr 17mins

8 Mar 2021

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Bulls' Efficient Offense With LaVine, The Jazz Owning the Regular Season and Victor Oladipo's Future Questions With FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine

The Chase Thomas Podcast

Blue Wire's Chase Thomas is joined by FiveThirtyEight and Hot Takedown's Neil Paine to breakdown how the Bulls have thrived offensively this year under Billy Donovan, Jalen Brunson's importance in Dallas, The Athletic's top young superstars from No. 31-50, the Jazz figuring out the regular season, the Heat winning six-straight games, Victor Oladipo turning down an extension in Houston, and the Pacers fading without T.J. Warren and Caris LeVert.More about The Chase Thomas Podcast: About the Show The Chase Thomas Podcast On Patreon The Chase Thomas Podcast on Instagram The Chase Thomas Podcast on Twitter The Chase Thomas Podcast on Facebook The Chase Thomas Podcast on YouTube


1 Mar 2021

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Episode 19: Andrei Kirilenko with Neil Paine

Pod of Fame

On today’s podcast, Jim is joined by Neil Paine, senior writer for FiveThirtyEight, to breakdown the hall of fame candidacy of Andrei Kirilenko.  Jim and Neil first discuss the early days of basketball analytics and Kirilenko's membership in the 5X5x5X5X5 club (14:54). Then, they cover what Kirilenko has in common with Dr. J. and how according to one advanced metric, Kirilenko should have won 2 MVP awards (24:22). Finally, they make a call on whether or not Kirilenko deserves to be voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and discuss how his international career impacts his candidacy (54:05).

1hr 7mins

9 Nov 2020

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NBA Three-Team Spotlight: Raptors, Sixers and Heat With FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine l The Chase Thomas Podcast Episode 461

The Chase Thomas Podcast

Chase Thomas is joined by ESPN and FiveThirtyEight's Neil Paine to talk about the NBA's three most interesting Eastern Conference teams, why the Raptors have thrived without Kawhi, their title odds on 538, how they are built around Kyle Lowry offensively, reemergence of Norman Powell, the Sixers' weird lineups, issues with Ben Simmons, building around a big, Tobias Harris' downside, the Heat's title chances, Miami's elite offense, Oladipo and Butler and much more.

1hr 2mins

7 Jul 2020

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Hour 3 - Neil Paine (06-02-20)

The Dan Patrick Show

Neil Paine tells Dan that the 4 billion dollar loss that the MLB owners are claiming they will lose does not add up. Neil walks Dan thru a couple possible scenarios, but says the numbers just don't bring him to that 4 billion dollar number. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


2 Jun 2020

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Two View Crew Episode 7: Neil Paine

Two View Crew

We talk to ESPN 538's Neil Paine about how he got into the business, how RAPTOR was created, and who he thinks is coming out of the east. If you like the podcast, rate, comment, and subscribe!  1:14- How he ended up at 538 7:30- How they developed RAPTOR 12:30- WILL BARTON RAPTOR GOD?!?! 16:30- His prediction for the next trend in basketball  19:50- His title favorites based on RAPTOR


9 Jan 2020

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Wharton Moneyball - 11/27: Seth Partnow, Neil Paine

The Wharton Moneyball Post Game Podcast

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1hr 46mins

27 Nov 2019

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#16: Neil Paine on the Battle for Basketball's Soul

Thinking Basketball

Neil Paine of 538 stops by to discuss James Harden's controversial play style, the 3-point revolution, the emergence of the 76ers & some insight into just how influential analytics have become behind the scenes. Support at www.patreon.com/thinkingbasketball


4 May 2019

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Legalize it (Neil Paine Interview)

Spinning Pebble

The very first episode of this podcast!!


19 Dec 2018