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Game Theory w/ Sam Vecenie

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.

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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Episodes

Opening Night! Celtics-76ers in-depth breakdown; Warriors-Thunder, First Week Excitement

10/17/2018
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In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach joins Sam to break down Great British Bake Off, Hereditary, Haunting of Hill House...well, for the first seven minutes at least. But if you want to skip forward to the basketball, the Celtics win over the 76ers takes up half the conversation due to the fascinating nature of the game. Jayson Tatum making the leap? Gordon Hayward's return? Kyrie's game, the bench, etc. Then, they chat about the 76ers, the Simmons game, their offensive gameplan, and...

Duration:01:38:21

Jimmy Butler came to practice; Jo Noah cut; NBA Awards Predictions

10/14/2018
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In this episode, Tony Jones joins the podcast to chat about Jimmy Butler coming to practice, Joakim Noah being gone, and some NBA awards predictions. First, Jimmy Butler came to practice (shout out MGRADS), and totally destroyed his teammates. Why is he still in Minnesota? Why are they seriously going to play him this season to start the year? What a bad idea. Then, we chat about why stretching Noah now is a bad idea versus later, and some of the other cuts around the NBA. Finally, we chat...

Duration:01:15:39

Bold Predictions for the 2018-19 NBA season

10/10/2018
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In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach joins the podcast and we chat about the upcoming NBA season. Particularly, we give some takes. This is the episode where we give purposely bold predictions about the 2018-19 season. The idea is to be purposely be somewhat over the top on these. We give predictions on Jimmy Butler, on MVP, on surprise teams, on shock Rookie of the Year picks, on Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons, and Jayson Tatum, and more.

Duration:01:37:17

NBA Draft Preseason Lead Guard Breakdown! NCAA Corruption Trial Thoughts

10/4/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Sporting News's Chris Stone about the NCAA Corruption scandal and the NBA Draft. First, we discuss for 15 minutes the NCAA's first trial into the FBI investigation that has engulfed the sport over the last year. Why I'm not super excited by the way this thing will be covered, and why it's most likely outcome is a situation that just hurts teenage athletes. The bulk is the podcast is spent discussing NBA Draft prospects. Specifically, Chris and I jump into the...

Duration:01:20:34

Conspiracy Theories with Kyrie and Maybe, At Some Point, Jimmy Butler Will Get Traded

10/1/2018
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In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach pops on to chat about Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving's conspiracy theories, our favorite conspiracy theories, Luka Doncic's debut, Markelle Fultz making 3s, Patrick McCaw's deal, and the Ryder Cup. Go subscribe to The Athletic using the promo code gametheory to get 30% off of your first year subscription. theathletic.com/gametheory. Go to ForHims.com/theorysc for $20 off of your first month of the Hims Anti-Aging Kit.

Duration:01:18:55

Potential Rookie Extension Breakdown with Tony Jones

9/28/2018
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In this episode, Tony Jones from The Athletic joins the pod and chats with Sam about potential rookie contract extensions. They run through the two that have already been done, Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker, then go through the rest and chat about which ones would make sense for both parties to explore, and which ones should wait until the offseason. Among the players discussed: Myles Turner, Kristaps Porzingis, D’Angelo Russell, Willie Cauley-Stein, Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow,...

Duration:01:42:28

More Jimmy Butler fallout in Minnesota; Media Day stuff

9/26/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach. We mostly bullshit about Jimmy Butler, Tom Thibodeau, and the situation in Minnesota. But we also chat about some media day quotes, some of what wasn't said in media days. Also, about Elton Brand, and potential free agency questions, and my ridiculous theory on why it's beneficial for players to be coy with upcoming free agency.

Duration:01:28:12

Jimmy Butler requests a trade with Tony Jones

9/19/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Tony Jones about some NBA news. Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves? What teams make sense for him? Should the Nets, Knicks and Clippers -- his three preferred spots -- get involved? Where do the Timberwolves go from here? All that and more.

Duration:01:05:58

Western Conference Win Total Over/Unders: MIN, NOP, OKC, PHX, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA

9/17/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach and break down NBA Over/Under Win Totals. Which ones do we like? Which are we not sure about? This also acts as a great way to preview NBA teams as we head into camp later this month. In this episode, Dieter and I chat about the first half of the Western Conference. In order, those teams are: Minnesota, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, and Utah Then, we chat about movies, TV, some other random bullshit...

Duration:02:12:19

Western Conference Win Total Over/Unders: DAL, DEN, GSW, HOU, LAC, LAL, MEM

9/14/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach and break down NBA Over/Under Win Totals. Which ones do we like? Which are we not sure about? This also acts as a great way to preview NBA teams as we head into camp later this month. In this episode, Dieter and I chat about the first half of the Western Conference. In order, those teams are: Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Clippers, Lakers, Grizzlies. Then, we chat about the Raiders, about Henry Cavill and Superman, about Mission...

Duration:02:12:20

NBA Over/Under Win Totals! Miami, Milwaukee, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington

9/11/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach and break down NBA Over/Under Win Totals. Which ones do we like? Which are we not sure about? This also acts as a great way to preview NBA teams as we head into camp later this month. In this episode, Dieter and I chat about the second half of the Eastern Conference. In order, those teams are: Miami, Milwaukee, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Toronto, Washington

Duration:01:06:54

NBA Over/Under Win Totals! ATL, BOS, BKN, CHA, CHI, CLE, DET, IND

9/4/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach and break down NBA Over/Under Win Totals. Which ones do we like? Which are we not sure about? This also acts as a great way to preview NBA teams as we head into camp later this month. In this episode, Dieter and I chat about the first half of the Eastern Conference. In order, those teams are: Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Indiana.

Duration:01:09:07

2018 Top-25 NBA Players, 23 and Under: Top Eight

8/31/2018
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It's back. The Top-25 players in the NBA, 23 and Under list makes its second annual appearance on the Game Theory Podcast. This time, Cole Zwicker and I break down the top eight players listed here. I will note: this is entirely splitting hairs, and basically an impossible set of players to rank confidently. As usual, a quick rundown on eligibility: Any NBA player (including rookies) who are born 1995 or later. From last time: 9. Luka Doncic 10. Jaylen Brown 11. Brandon Ingram 12....

Duration:01:19:58

2018 Top-25 NBA Players, 23 and Under: Nos. 16 to 9

8/27/2018
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It's back. The Top-25 players in the NBA, 23 and Under list makes its second annual appearance on the Game Theory Podcast. This time, Cole Zwicker and I break down the players listed Nos. 25 to No. 17 here, and also chat about some of the players that just barely missed the list. As usual, a quick rundown on eligibility: Any NBA player (including rookies) who are born 1995 or later. From last time: 17. Markelle Fultz 18. Marvin Bagley 19. Aaron Gordon 20. Myles Turner 21. Kyle...

Duration:00:59:45

2018 Top-25 NBA Players, 23 and Under: Nos. 25 to 17 plus Honorable Mentions

8/23/2018
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It's back. The Top-25 players in the NBA, 23 and Under list makes its second annual appearance on the Game Theory Podcast. This time, Cole Zwicker and I break down the players listed Nos. 25 to No. 17 here, and also chat about some of the players that just barely missed the list. As usual, a quick rundown on eligibility: Any NBA player (including rookies) who are born 1995 or later. Having fallen off the list from last season due to age: Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Gary Harris, and...

Duration:01:18:53

Kentucky breakdown in the Bahamas; Suns and Kings prospects

8/20/2018
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In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker, where we finish up our series breaking down every prospect in the NBA by chatting about the prospect-loaded Suns and Kings. Before we do that, though, we chat about Kentucky and their trip to the Bahamas. What do we think about their team, and the NBA prospects of some of the guys listed? Then, we get deep into the Suns and Kings rosters, breaking down the players in this vague order: Suns: Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, Josh Jackson, Mikal...

Duration:02:01:45

Barrett/Williamson; Lakers, Clippers, Warriors Prospects with Cole Zwicker

8/17/2018
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In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins the podcast to chat about Duke, the Warriors, Clippers, and Lakers. First, they chat about Duke's win over Ryerson in the exhibition schedule, chatting specifically about RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson's performance. Should we think about Zion differently? Is Barrett the clear No. 1? Then, they jump into breaking down the Warriors, Clippers, and Lakers prospects, including some story time about the run up at UCLA's practice gym. Here's the order in which...

Duration:02:13:15

Buying out Joakim Noah doesn't make sense; Utah, Portland, Oklahoma City Prospect Breakdown

8/13/2018
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In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins, and we chat about some of the later moves in free agency. We also chat about the Knicks stating their intention to buy out Joakim Noah, a move that makes absolutely zero sense to us. We also discuss the Pelicans signing Jahlil Okafor, and why Okafor has failed in the NBA so far. Then we talk about the Sam Dekker trade. Then we move on and get into the meat of the podcast. We break down the prospects for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Portland Trail...

Duration:01:36:04

Bad NCAA Rule Changes w/ Brian Snow; Denver, Minnesota Prospects w/ Cole Zwicker

8/9/2018
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A two-part podcast. First, I chat with Brian Snow from 247Sports for 25 minutes about the announced NCAA rule changes yesterday that show a pretty blatant misunderstanding of the process that elite level basketball players undertake now. On the recruiting calendar changes, the draft changes, the agency changes, and everything else. Then, I chat with Cole Zwicker, where the two of us drastically underestimate how long it is going to take us to get through the Northwest Division prospects in...

Duration:01:54:39

The Rockets' Offseason and Southwest Division Prospect Breakdown

8/6/2018
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In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins Sam on the podcast and chats about the Southwest Division. First, they break down the Rockets' offseason, and chat if they're better or worse equipped to take down the Warriors next season. Next, they break down all of the prospects in the Southwest Division, including the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs. Here's the list of everyone we chatted about: Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic, Dennis...

Duration:01:41:15