Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Feb. 8, 2018), FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver joins Neil, Chris and Kyle to help break down what happened at this year’s NBA trade deadline. The Cleveland Cavaliers shook up their roster Thursday by acquiring Jordan Clarkson, George Hill, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr. and saying goodbye to Jae Crowder, Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade, among others. The group also brings you a significant digit on the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, another victim of this year’s seemingly never-ending stream of injuries.
Here are links to what was discussed this week:
- ESPN’s Kevin Pelton assessed the winners and losers of the trade deadline.
- Kyle wrote about how the Cavaliers fixed some of their big problems — but will it be enough?
- FiveThirtyEight debated some hypothetical LeBron trades earlier in the week.