Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s new basketball podcast. The NBA is finally back, and the games so far have certainly been eventful. On this week’s show (Oct. 18, 2017), Neil, Chris and Kyle break down what Gordon Hayward’s injury — which will likely keep him out for the season — means not just for the Boston Celtics but also the Eastern Conference. Plus, we take a look at Nick Young’s new life with the Warriors.
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Here are links to what we discussed this week:
- Check out FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.
- Jaylen Brown is the Celtics’ only hope now, writes Kyle.
- Don’t miss the bonus episode of The Lab in which Chris interviews Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.