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Game Theory w/ Sam Vecenie

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

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Northwest Division Preview, Part 1 with Fred Katz

9/21/2017
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In this episode, Fred Katz and I sought out to preview the Northwest Division. We went a bit long. Well, we spoke for about two hours. So instead of that being one episode, we broke it out into two episodes, with the first part being a breakdown of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Next episode, which will be released on Friday, we'll break down Denver, Utah, and Portland.

Duration: 00:58:55


Big 12 College Hoops Preview with C.J. Moore

9/19/2017
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In this episode, I chat with CJ Moore about the Big 12 to preview the season. In order, we preview Kansas, Texas, TCU, West Virginia, Baylor, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Oklahoma State.

Duration: 01:11:21


SEC College Hoops Preview with Kory Keys

9/12/2017
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In this episode, I'm joined by Kory Keys where we break down all 14 teams in the SEC. We obviously spend more time on Kentucky than anyone, but we chatted about them all in the order of how interesting I find each team. In this order: Kentucky, Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, Missouri, Auburn, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, LSU

Duration: 01:31:13


Central Division Preview: Cavaliers, Bucks, Bulls, Pacers, Pistons w/ Ricky O'Donnell

9/11/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Ricky O'Donnell from over at SB Nation and other places and preview the Central Division. We chat extensively about the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Detroit Pistons. Today's sponsor is FanDuel: Use the promo code "GAMETHEORY" to sign up and get in on the action.

Duration: 01:15:19


Atlantic Division Preview: Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, Nets and Knicks with Blake Murphy

9/8/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Blake Murphy from over at Raptors Republic and other places and preview the Atlantic Division. We chat extensively about the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks in that order. Today's sponsor is FanDuel: Use the promo code "GAMETHEORY" to sign up and get in on the action.

Duration: 01:16:08


Mailbag: Breakout NBA candidates, Biggest Draft misses, Indiana basketball

9/5/2017
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In this episode, I answer you -- the readers! -- questions. Topics include five breakout candidates in the NBA, my biggest draft hits/misses over the last five years, what I think of Indiana hoops, whether or not I would trade the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 pick for certain NBA stars, whether or not Sacramento has the goods to get that pick, and whether or not I would deal it for Boogie Cousins. In the second half, I chat about if the seniors with first round NBA Draft potential, what my...

Duration: 00:48:45


NBA Win Total Over/Unders: Western Conference with Dieter Kurtenbach

9/1/2017
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In this episode, good friend of the program Dieter Kurtenbach comes back on and we chat Western Conference NBA Win Total Over/Unders using the lines that Vegas has given us. Within the pod, here are the odds we used: Dallas: 35.5; Denver: 45.5; Golden State: 67.5; Houston: 55.5; Los Angeles Clippers: 43.5; Los Angeles Lakers: 33.5; Memphis: 37.5; Minnesota: 48.5; New Orleans: 39.5; Oklahoma City: 51.5; Phoenix: 28.5; Portland: 42.5; Sacramento: 28.5; San Antonio: 54.5; Utah: 40.5 Please...

Duration: 01:44:46


Eastern Conference NBA Win Total Over/Unders w/ Robby Kalland

8/30/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Robby Kalland from over at Uproxx Sports about some good old fashioned gambling! Specifically, we chat about Eastern Conference NBA Win Total Over/Unders. We hit every team in the East, giving our immediate, initial reactions to these Vegas lines based off of these win totals: Atlanta: 25.5; Boston: 56.5; Brooklyn: 28.5; Charlotte: 42.5; Chicago: 21.5; Cleveland: 53.5; Detroit: 38.5; Indiana: 31.5; Miami: 43.5; Milwaukee: 47.5; New York: 30.5; Orlando: 33.5;...

Duration: 01:34:15


Kyrie Trade Madness, Nerlens Noel deal; Mitchell Robinson notes

8/28/2017
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In this episode of the podcast, I chat about both the NBA and college basketball. First, I chat with Jared Weiss of CLNS and CelticsBlog about the Kyrie Irving trade, the Nerlens Noel signing, and the Solomon Hill injury. Then, I chat with Reags from over at Barstool about college hoops. First, we talk about the fascinating Mitchell Robinson situation, then we talk about Taurean Thompson's transfer, which was reported earlier by Reags. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the...

Duration: 01:26:27


Top-25 NBA Players 23-and-under, Nos. 12 to 1

8/24/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach about the top 25 players in the NBA still aged 23-and-under. The criteria: any player who has been drafted into the NBA born with a 1994 birthdate or later (sorry, Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Buddy Hield, etc.). It's a mix of trade value, my opinion, the marketplace's opinion, and various other factors. We break down the top of the list from 12 to 1 here, and finish by discussing what teams are in the best place in terms of...

Duration: 02:15:36


EMERGENCY Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas Trade Breakdown w/ Michael Pina

8/22/2017
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In this episode, I do an EMERGENCY PODCAST EDITION of the Game Theory Podcast, this time breaking down the insane Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade that was just consummated an hour ago between Boston and Cleveland. To do so, I bring on Michael Pina from over at Vice Sports. We chat about what our overarching thoughts are, if we believe one team did better than the other, and what we believe to be the long-term ramifications of this deal. Also, we talk about opportunity costs in regard to...

Duration: 00:40:01


Top-25 NBA Players, 23-and-under: Nos. 25-13; Lakers-Pacers tampering

8/22/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach about the top 25 players in the NBA still aged 23-and-under. First though, we chat about the Lakers tampering charges from the Pacers. Is there any chance something comes of this? Is it silly? Should tampering matter? Then the meat of the podcast, where Dieter and I chat about the top-25 players in the NBA 23-and-under. The criteria: any player who has been drafted into the NBA born with a 1994 birthdate or later (sorry, Anthony Davis,...

Duration: 02:08:56


2018 Recruiting Class Preview with Evan Daniels

8/17/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Evan Daniels from over at Scout and Fox Sports. First, we chat about Evan's recent 22-day scouting trip that included the U18s and U16s, and whether or not the talent gap in Europe is getting closer or farther away from its US counterpart. Then we delve deep into the 2018 recruiting class. How much better is RJ Barrett than the rest of this group? Who does Evan have ranked No. 2 in this class? How much do we love the point guards? Is there anyone we think is a...

Duration: 00:47:27


Marvin Bagley to Duke; College Basketball and recruiting fallout with Scott Phillips

8/15/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Scott Phillips from over at NBC Sports about the Marvin Bagley commitment. We go in-depth on Bagley's game and what makes him so special. What makes him a better prospect than Michael Porter Jr.? What effect does he have on Duke? What should Duke fans be worried about? Should they be the No. 1 in the preseason top-25? Then we chat about other competitors for the No. 1 spot. Should Arizona and DeAndre Ayton be considered? Should Michigan State be considered?...

Duration: 00:54:17


Charlotte GM Rich Cho on Food, Blogging, and the Hornets

8/3/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho. First, we talk about Rich's new food blog, bigtimebites.com. What got Rich into food culture? What made him start a website? What makes his website different? What is the best meal he's had in his 20 years on the road in the NBA? What is his favorite type of food? Then, we chat about his team. What does he attribute last season's regression to 36 wins to? What was his main goal going into the 2017 offseason? Did he...

Duration: 00:43:32


The Athletic, Politics Online, and LaVar Ball/Media with Seth Davis and Reid Forgrave

8/1/2017
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In this episode, I chat about a few different things. I announced my new work destination last Friday, so in the first half of the episode, I chat with Seth Davis, my new boss over at The Fieldhouse. We talk about what led him to The Athletic, why we believe in The Athletic's model, and why we both wanted to work together. Then, we chat about politics online, and how the paradigm has shifted for sports reporters wanting to talk about issues online. Seth also goes into his past and his...

Duration: 01:11:03


NBA Heads Up Matchups: Would you rather have...

7/26/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Michael Pina from Vice Sports about two different things. First, we talk about the Allen Crabbe trade to Brooklyn, a match over a year in the making. Then we play a game discussing which player we would rather have. As in, would you rather start a team with Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kawhi Leonard? With Damian Lillard or Kyrie Irving? Would you rather have Chris Paul or John Wall this year? Kristaps Porzingis or Nikola Jokic? All those and more. Please remember...

Duration: 01:02:49


Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors; Pau Gasol signing

7/24/2017
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In this episode, I chat with Adi Joseph of USA Today about the Kyrie Irving trade request that shocked the basketball world? We talk about the ramifications of this trade request, then go through what the Cavaliers should do. Finally, we run through every team and decide if we think that team makes sense for the Cavaliers to consider a deal with. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can follow Adi over at @AdiJoseph on Twitter, and follow me at...

Duration: 01:07:49


Best possible NCAA Coaching Staff; Best Basketball Movies; Mailbag with Reags

7/21/2017
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In this episode, I answer all of your questions from earlier on Thursday. But before we get into that, I chat with Reags from over at Barstool about two important topics. The first: say you are a head coach of a Division I program and have access to any three coaches in the country to be your assistants. Who would you pick and why? Then, Reags and I share our five favorite basketball movies ever (non-documentary edition), and discuss how basketball has really gotten the short end of the...

Duration: 01:04:34


NBA Offseason Losers with Dieter Kurtenbach

7/19/2017
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This week on the podcast, we'll be discussing NBA offseason winners and losers with Dieter Kurtenbach. In this episode, we talk about the losers, including the Clippers, Jazz, Cavaliers, Heat, Bulls, Pacers, Pistons, Pelicans, and of course, the New York Knicks. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can follow Dieter over at @dkurtenbach on Twitter, and follow me at @Sam_Vecenie. Thanks for listening!

Duration: 01:45:26

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