Based in Queens, NY, On The Line is a weekly podcast hosted by Chris Wendelken. Each week, he calls a friend living around the country to talk all things NBA.

Episode 36: The Jimmy Butler Trade w/ Matt Hobby

Episode 36: The Jimmy Butler Trade w/ Matt Hobby

Matt Hobby joins the pod this week to talk being happy for Jimmy Butler (4:15), GM Tom Thibodeau's head is in the sand (4:45), player empowerment and autonomy (5:40), the long, strange trip of Jimmy Butler's young career (7:25), Jimmy Buckets the teammate (8:15), Robert Covington and Dario Šarić place in the history of The Process (11:10), Covington's emergence (12:00), Dario's upside (13:25), PRO/CONS of the trade for the Sixers (14:30): Butler's usage rate and what it means for Simmons and Embiid (15:20), Jimmy Butler as The Closer (17:00), Philly gets their 3rd star in Jimmy Butler (18:10), Fultz to the bench (20:20), Sixers now lack of depth, depleted bench (23:00), the risk of potentially giving a 5-year contract extension to Jimmy Butler (25:40), the Sixers maximizing on a 2-3 year window with Jimmy Butler (30:00), trading Markelle Fultz (31:20), veteran buyouts (34:15), PROS/CONS of the trade for the Timberwolves (37:00), Dario as a playmaker (38:15), two great role-players for the Wolves (39:20), unlocking KAT and Wiggins (40:55), Dario's fun-loving personality (43:20), best possible Jimmy Butler trades (44:00), Sixers odds against the Bucks, Celtics and Raptors to win the East (48:15), the genius of the Toronto Raptors roster construction (49:35), Philly is an unfinished product (52:00), Knicks and Bulls rebuilds (52:45), Bulls early struggles with injuries (53:55), Wendell Carter Jr. (55:25), Zach LaVine thinks he's Kobe Bryant (1:01:50), Jabari Parker (1:02:30), Knicks (1:05:20), Kevin Knox (1:05:45), David Fizdale (1:07:45), the plan to rebuild the Knicks (1:08:30), dispelling the myth sports teams "can't rebuild" in NYC (1:10:30), POWER RANKINGS: NBA City Edition Jerseys (1:12:05), NOLA City Edition (1:13:00), Bulls City Edition (1:14:37), Nets and T'Wolves City Editions (1:15:50), Jazz City Edition (1:17:30), Bucks City Edition (1:18:45), Nuggets City Edition (1:20:12), Kings City Edition (1:20:52), least favorite City Edition jerseys (1:21:48) and Pelicans-Raptors (1:25:00)—ENJOY!

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Episode 37: Melo, Durant, LeBron and Kyrie w/ Tony Hartman

Episode 37: Melo, Durant, LeBron and Kyrie w/ Tony Hartman

Episode 35: IVERSON: Chapter 3

Episode 35: IVERSON: Chapter 3