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NBA Draft and College Basketball Expert Sam Vecenie talks all levels of Pro & NCAA hoops.

NBA Draft and College Basketball Expert Sam Vecenie talks all levels of Pro & NCAA hoops.
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NBA Draft and College Basketball Expert Sam Vecenie talks all levels of Pro & NCAA hoops.

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English


Episodes

Beal Extension,; Zion Injury; Preseason Thoughts; NBA Draft Wings Preview

10/18/2019
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In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins and we run through some news, some NBA preseason thoughts, and then preview NBA Draft wings. First, we discuss Bradley Beal extension and its effects on both the Wizards and Beal. Then, we chat the Warriors keeping Marquese Chriss over Alfonzo McKinnie. We move then to Zion Williamson's injury, and some preseason thoughts on guys like Michael Porter Jr., the Bulls, the Mavericks, and Tyler Herro. Then, we chat about NBA Draft wing prospects in this...

Duration:02:02:36

2019 NBA Western Conference Win Total Over/Under Betting Predictions

10/7/2019
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In this episode, friend of the program Robby Kalland from UPRoxx Sports joins the podcast, and we chat about Eastern Conference Over/Under Win totals in the NBA. The order we go in: Golden State, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Phoenix, Sacramento Then, Denver, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Portland, Utah Then, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, San Antonio Finally, we finish with NBA title odds.

Duration:01:19:10

2019 NBA Eastern Conference Win Total Over/Under Betting Predictions

10/3/2019
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In this episode, friend of the program Robby Kalland from UPRoxx Sports joins the podcast, and we chat about Eastern Conference Over/Under Win totals in the NBA. The order we go in: Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto Then, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee Then, Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando, Washington Finally, we finish with MVP odds.

Duration:01:18:58

2020 NBA Draft: LaMelo Ball's NBL start; preseason Lead Guard Breakdown

9/25/2019
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In this episode, Cole Zwicker is here and we break down some early thoughts on the 2020 NBA Draft. Why this draft is still totally wide open. Then, we jump into breaking down LaMelo Ball's start in the NBL and the hype that it's generated already. Where are we on this? What do we think of Melo as a prospect? Then, we move on to Cole Anthony, and why we're super, super high on him. We then jump into Anthony Edwards and James Wiseman, and why they're both upper-echelon prospects. Then, the...

Duration:01:41:51

Why the US didn't care about the World Cup, and why Tim Tebow is wrong

9/17/2019
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In this episode, it's the first one with me as a married podcaster. Dieter joins, discusses the wedding, then we move onto a few different topics. First, we discuss the FIBA World Cup from the US perspective. Why it really doesn't matter, and why I just couldn't really get myself to care about any of it. Then, we move to the California bill. Tim Tebow went on TV and showed his ass to everyone, which we discuss in detail. Then, we go into the California bill, discuss why it matters, why it...

Duration:01:36:59

Top Eight NBA Players, 23 and Under

9/2/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker, where we run through our yearly tradition, where we break down our top-25 players who are 23 or younger in the NBA. As usual, the rules are simple: any player born in 1996 or later in eligible that is currently in the NBA. We break them down based off of what their future value to the NBA is, not necessarily what their current standing league-wide is. In this one, we run through the nine players ranked in the top-eight.

Duration:01:39:10

Top 25 NBA Players, 23 and Under: Nos. 16 to 9

8/29/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker, where we run through our yearly tradition, where we break down our top-25 players who are 23 or younger in the NBA. As usual, the rules are simple: any player born in 1996 or later in eligible that is currently in the NBA. We break them down based off of what their future value to the NBA is, not necessarily what their current standing league-wide is. In this one, we run through the nine players ranked 16th through 9th, as well as discuss some of...

Duration:01:34:34

Top 25 NBA Players, 23 and Under: Nos. 25 to 17

8/27/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker, where we run through our yearly tradition, where we break down our top-25 players who are 23 or younger in the NBA. As usual, the rules are simple: any player born in 1996 or later in eligible that is currently in the NBA. We break them down based off of what their future value to the NBA is, not necessarily what their current standing league-wide is. In this one, we run through the nine players ranked 25th through 17th, as well as discuss some of...

Duration:01:49:45

Magic Johnson's Movie List and NBA Draft Nike Academy Recap

8/13/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker where we break down Magic Johnson's movie list, as well as all of the players who participated in the Nike Academy event this weekend, including Cole Anthony, Kahlil Whitney, Scottie Lewis, Udoka Azubuike, Obi Toppin, Charles Bassey, and many, many more. Oh yeah, and Michael Porter made a oopsy.

Duration:01:33:31

The Rich Paul Rule, Durant Speaks, and The Warriors Will Be Good

8/7/2019
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In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach joins and we chat about a variety of things. First, we chat about the Rich Paul Rule, and why it's total bullshit on behalf of the NCAA. Then, we chat about Kevin Durant's interview with Chris Haynes, then about Kemba Walker, the Hornets, and the Celtics. We finish on mental health in the NBA and a new initiative by the league. Oh, and we chat feral hogs and people getting angry on the internet.

Duration:01:10:51

Draymond Green Extension, McCollum Extension, 2020 Free Agents

8/3/2019
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In this episode, it's a two-parter! First, Dieter Kurtenbach joins and we break down the Draymond Green four-year, $100 million extension -- as well as his role in the historical context of the NBA. Then, we chat with Cole Zwicker about a variety of topics. We break down CJ McCollum's three-year, $100 million extension, followed by breaking down the weak 2020 free agency class. It gets dire in a hurry, but there are at least some interesting names worth bringing up including Andre Drummond,...

Duration:02:21:32

Analytics and the NBA with Seth Partnow

7/31/2019
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Seth is back! My new colleague at The Athletic, Seth Partnow, joins the show and we chat about a variety of topics surrounding analytics in the NBA, including shot distribution, over/underrated players, what is different about the team side versus the public side, and more. As former Director of Research for the Bucks, Seth has a wide number of areas of expertise.

Duration:01:06:36

Beal Extension/Trades/; 2019 Rookie Extensions w/ Cole Zwicker

7/27/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker about three topics. First, we chat about Bradley Beal, and the Wizards options for him. What should they do if he doesn't sign the extension? Should they trade him? If they decide to move him, which team has the best package of assets? Then, we chat briefly about Dragan Bender. What are his odds of resurrecting his career in Milwaukee? Finally, we break down the potential 2019 Rookie extension candidates. First, we talk about the deals Ben Simmons...

Duration:01:40:51

The Tampering Pod; the Clippers; Wizards front office

7/24/2019
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In this episode, Dieter and I talk about the the Clippers, then we take a brief tangent onto baseball and the trade deadline, then we chat about Tampering and its effect on the league. How do we fix it, does it matter, and more? Then we chat about the weird Wizards front office stuff, followed by some thoughts on the World Cup and whether or not we care. Oh, and we chatted about some movies.

Duration:01:35:08

Westbrook-CP3 Trade; NBA Summer League Recap

7/17/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker about two subjects: the Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade, and NBA Summer League. First, we talk for half an hour about why the Westbrook-Paul deal might be the most interesting in the NBA. Then, we break down what we think each team looks like going forward. Then, we run deep into Summer League, where Cole makes me talk about like 25 more players than I actually wanted to.

Duration:01:49:37

Kawhi Leonard Trade from All Angles with Cole Zwicker

7/7/2019
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In this episode, Cole joins and we break down what happened with the Kawhi Leonard deal. How does it shift the balance of power in the NBA? How does it change the stakes across the league? What will the Clippers look like? Are they title favorites? Where does Oklahoma City go from here? Should they trade Russell Westbrook? Can Masai Ujiri turn Toronto around? Finally, what do the Lakers do now?

Duration:00:55:32

NBA FREE AGENCY MADNESS EMERGENCY PODCAST with Cole Zwicker

7/1/2019
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In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins and we break down what ended up being a completely bonkers opening day of free agency. We break down Kevin Durant and Kyrie to the Nets, D'Angelo Russell to the Warriors, Al Horford, Tobias Harris and Josh Richardson to the 76ers, Jimmy Butler heading to Miami, Kemba to the Celtics, Terry Rozier to the Hornets, Orlando running it back, Milwaukee mostly running it back without Brogdon, Indiana and Utah doing really well, and the Knicks. Oh, the Knicks. The...

Duration:01:47:43

NBA Free Agency Preview, Lakers stuff with Dieter Kurtenbach

6/28/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter about a bunch of free agency stuff, including Harrison Barnes, the Lakers, Kemba Walker, Al Horford, a quick Kevin Durant update, and the rest of free agency. Oh yeah, and we chat about a couple of movies we've seen recently.

Duration:01:00:58

2019 NBA Draft Top-10 Prospects Breakdown; Conley Trade; Horford Opt-Out

6/19/2019
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On the pod I'm joined by Cole Zwicker. We start by breaking down the Mike Conley trade, then move into the Al Horford opt-out. Then, we do the top-10 prospects on my big board: 10. Sekou Doumbouya 9. Cam Reddish 8. Goga Bitadze 7. Coby White 6. Darius Garland 5. Jarrett Culver 4. De'Andre Hunter 3. R.J. Barrett 2. Ja Morant 1. Zion Williamson

Duration:02:04:12

2019 NBA Mock Draft; Anthony Davis Trade Thoughts with Cole Zwicker

6/17/2019
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker. We break down the Anthony Davis deal and run through all of the pieces of the trade. We actually kind of like this deal for both sides! Then, we do a 2019 NBA Mock Draft through the first round, where we go back and forth and take our picks.

Duration:01:24:45