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The Starters

The Starters is a daily NBA podcast hosted by J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas that breaks down the league's biggest games, story lines, and off-court antics.

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The Drop - One Last Wade-LeBron Dance

The Drop - One Last Wade-LeBron Dance

On today's Drop, the guys discuss Wade and LeBron's final game against each other, the Lakers interest in Trevor Ariza, ... Read more

11 Dec 2018

1hr 15mins

Ranked #2

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The Drop - Pressing Questions

The Drop - Pressing Questions

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the biggest questions and concerns about all 16 playoff teams. That, plus a... Read more

15 Mar 2019

1hr 31mins

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The Drop - Celtics, Fox, Wizards, Cousins

The Drop - Celtics, Fox, Wizards, Cousins

On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks-Celtics game, De'Aaron Fox's star potential, which team is the bigger mess (... Read more

2 Nov 2018

1hr 31mins

Ranked #4

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The Drop - Raps Let It Rip

The Drop - Raps Let It Rip

On today's Drop, the guys discuss Game 3 of the NBA Finals, including the Raptors' balanced team effort, Curry's 47-poin... Read more

6 Jun 2019

1hr 22mins

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The Drop - 2019 Trade Deadline Recap

The Drop - 2019 Trade Deadline Recap

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys the discuss the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. Which Eastern Conf. powerhouse improved th... Read more

8 Feb 2019

1hr 32mins

Ranked #6

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The Drop - Bucks, Angry Rockets, Future Jerseys

The Drop - Bucks, Angry Rockets, Future Jerseys

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Bucks ugly win over the Celtics, the Lakers 19-point comeback, Harden a... Read more

22 Feb 2019

1hr 33mins

Ranked #7

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The Drop - Young Lakers, Russ, Spicy P

The Drop - Young Lakers, Russ, Spicy P

On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Lakers overtime win, Westbrook's All-Star chances, a McCollum-for-Gordon trade ide... Read more

18 Jan 2019

1hr 31mins

Ranked #8

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The Drop - 2019 NBA All-Star Picks

The Drop - 2019 NBA All-Star Picks

On today's episode of The Drop, the guys discuss the 2019 NBA All-Star Game starters, who LeBron and Giannis draft first... Read more

25 Jan 2019

1hr 37mins

Ranked #9

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The Drop - Spiritually Bruised Warriors, Melo, Trading Fultz

The Drop - Spiritually Bruised Warriors, Melo, Trading Fultz

On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Draymond-Durant dynamic, how the Rockets handled the Melo situation, LeBron's chas... Read more

16 Nov 2018

1hr 14mins

Ranked #10

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The Drop - NBA Q1 Report

The Drop - NBA Q1 Report

On today's episode of The Drop, The Starters give you some NBA market analysis regarding undervalued and overvalued team... Read more

27 Nov 2018

1hr 16mins

Ranked #11

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The Drop - Recapping First Week Of Playoffs

The Drop - Recapping First Week Of Playoffs

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss their favorite first-round series, the most surprising individual performan... Read more

19 Apr 2019

1hr 20mins

Ranked #12

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The Drop - Thunder-Blazers + Angry Giannis

The Drop - Thunder-Blazers + Angry Giannis

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the intense Thunder-Blazers game, Nurkic's ejection, angry Giannis, whether... Read more

8 Mar 2019

1hr 24mins

Ranked #13

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The Drop - Warriors-Raps, Kings Tension, 'Almost All-Stars'

The Drop - Warriors-Raps, Kings Tension, 'Almost All-Stars'

On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors-Raptors OT game, including Durant's unstoppable 51, Siakam's coming-out-p... Read more

30 Nov 2018

1hr 30mins

Ranked #14

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The Drop - Game 7 Fever

The Drop - Game 7 Fever

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Sunday's Game 7s in Toronto and Denver, the Warriors chances of beating the... Read more

10 May 2019

1hr 41mins

Ranked #15

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The Drop - Mr. Melo, Toxic LeBron, Gobert's Ejection

The Drop - Mr. Melo, Toxic LeBron, Gobert's Ejection

On today's Drop, the guys discuss whether the Lakers could use Melo, if Magic will trade for John Wall, KD's comments ab... Read more

7 Dec 2018

1hr 23mins

Ranked #16

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The Drop - A Jazz Is Born

The Drop - A Jazz Is Born

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Utah's impressive road win, how the Sixers look without Joel Embiid, the Ma... Read more

1 Mar 2019

1hr 24mins

Ranked #17

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The Drop - 2019 Playoff Preview & Predictions

The Drop - 2019 Playoff Preview & Predictions

On today's episode of The Drop, the guys preview and predict all eight first-round series of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. All ... Read more

11 Apr 2019

1hr 12mins

Ranked #18

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The Drop - Every Hero Has A Genesis

The Drop - Every Hero Has A Genesis

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss Joel Embiid and the 76ers clowning the Raptors in Game 3, whether Nurse can... Read more

3 May 2019

1hr 25mins

Ranked #19

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The Drop - Harder To Guard

The Drop - Harder To Guard

On today's ep. of The Drop, the guys discuss the Warriors comeback win over the Blazers, Iggy's game-winning strip, the ... Read more

17 May 2019

1hr 30mins

Ranked #20

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The Drop - Butler/Rockets Rumors, Lonzo, OKC

The Drop - Butler/Rockets Rumors, Lonzo, OKC

On today's Drop, the guys discuss the Jimmy Butler-Houston trade rumors, Karl-Anthony Frowns, whether Lonzo should start... Read more

26 Oct 2018

1hr 17mins

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