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Ode to Oden: the NBA Draft Podcast

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Ep. 40: Prospects from The Champions Classic

Sean and Cole talk about Tuesday's Champion's Classic, where many of the top young prospects for the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft were on display. They start with a short introduction to The Stepien, a new draft site, then spend an absurd amount of time on Marvin Bagley's 10 minutes, Trevon Duval, Wendell Carter, Jaren Jackson, and Miles Bridges. They end with a few comments about the abysmal Kentucky-Kansas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Duration: 02:05:00

Special Announcement Episode

Cole Zwicker joins me to unveil a project that he, I, and a few friends are working on. Enjoy.

Duration: 00:10:04

Ep. 40: Eurobasket with Trevor Magnotti

Trevor Magnotti, of StepBack fame, joins me to cover the young prospects of the FIBA 2017 EuroBasket Tournament. We touch on overarching principles to take away, like why we should all watch more Euroleague, and how to evaluate athleticism in the european setting. Of course the main attraction was Luka Doncic and we spend a lot of time on him, but get to Cancar, Hilanson, and Radoncic too. Then we hit on Lauri Markkanen, Dragan Bender, Juancho Hernangomez, and Cedi Osman. Enjoy.

Duration: 01:06:02

Ode to Oden Ep. 37: Draft Recap and 2018 Preview with Mike and Josh

Mike Gribanov (@mikegrib8), of draft twitter fame, and Josh Riddell (@Joshua_Riddell) of DraftExpress join to talk about major points from the 2017 draft. We start with reaches and sliders, then get to the Celtics and Tatum at 3, the Butler trade, the interesting Kings-Portland trade, and then the run on bigs in the second half of the first. We end with ...

Duration: 01:15:43

Ode to Oden: Live Draft “Show”, Part 2

Javier Pasquera, Cole Zwicker and I streamed a combined What’s On Draft/Ode to Oden draft “show”, and here’s the audio. This is part two of a 5 hour stream. It starts with the Raptors taking OG Anunoby at 23, and goes all the way to the end of the second. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: Listen to the Almighty Baller ...

Duration: 02:13:54

Ode to Oden: Live Draft “Show”, Part 1

Javier Pasquera, Cole Zwicker and I streamed a combined What’s On Draft/Ode to Oden draft “show”, and here’s the audio. It was a 5 hour stream, and so I’ll split it into two parts. This first part goes from the top of the draft and stops right before the Raptors take OG Anunoby at 23. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: ...

Duration: 02:39:59

Ode to Oden Ep. 36: Philly-Boston Trade and the Duke Boys

Mike Gribanov and I talk about The Trade: Does Ainge know something we don’t? Who are the Celtics going to take at 3? What would have been too much for Philly? Then we move to Luke Kennard and Frank Jackson profiles. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Listen and subscribe to Almighty ...

Duration: 01:14:13

Ode to Oden Ep. 35: Andrew Johnson - Ode to Oden: the NBA Draft Show

Ode to Oden Ep. 35: Andrew JohnsonOde to Oden Ep. 35: Andrew Johnson{{svg_share_icon}} {{svg_share_icon}} {{embed_code}} Copy Embed EmbedAndrew Johnson, of Nylon Calculus and, his own blog, Counting the Baskets, comes on to talk about statistics and projection models. We talk about his P-AWS draft model, shot projection models, and some evidence for the argument about upside versus median outcome. Enjoy. ...

Duration: 01:20:24

Ode to Oden Ep. 34: Jeremy Woo - Ode to Oden: the NBA Draft Show

Jeremy Woo, of Sports Illustrated, joins me to talk about covering the draft for a large media outlet and a large audience. Then we get to his draft evaluation style, and his personal top 11. We concentrate on Fox and Ball, and touch on Derrick White. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes ...

Duration: 00:36:17

Ode to Oden Ep. 33: Cole Zwicker - Ode to Oden: the NBA Draft Show

Cole Zwicker, of What’s on Draft Podcast and the StepBack, joins to talk Dennis Smith Jr., Jordan Bell, and Semi Ojeleye. Before the player profiles, however, we talk about his process of evaluation and thoughts on scouting. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: Listen to the...

Duration: 02:05:13

Ode to Oden: Re-Run of Cole Zwicker - Ode to Oden: the NBA Draft Show

Re-airing this episode with Cole Zwicker from Dec. 2016, in preparation for the next episode when Cole comes back on. At least listen to the beginning about Cole’s archetype method. Cole Zwicker generously donates several hours, that he can never get back, talking with me...

Duration: 01:47:26

Ode to Oden Ep. 32: JZ Mazlish Returns

JZ Mazlish, creator of the blog Wingspan Addicts, and contributor at the StepBack and SB Nation, joined me to talk about upside and what it really is, Lonzo Ball at number one, and three player profiles: Jonathan Isaac, OG Anunoby, and Ike Anibogu. Enjoy. Twitter:...

Duration: 01:56:39

Ode to Oden Ep. 31: Justin Jackson and Draft Dropouts

Mike and I explain our low interest in Justin Jackson, going in depth for 40 minutes or so. Then hit on Robert Williams, Miles Bridges, and others that may have been drafted had they declared and stayed in. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: Listen to...

Duration: 01:02:03

Ode to Oden: Chris Axmann

Here’s my appearance on the Almighty Ballin’ Podcast, hosted by Chris Axmann, head of the Almighty Baller Podcast Network. This is not your average Ode to Oden episode. We explore alternate timelines, pacts, cults, and Thib’s as a fake born-again modern NBA coach. Enjoy. Twitter:...

Duration: 01:15:16

Ode to Oden Ep. 30: Sindarius Thornwell and Draft Combine

Mike Gribanov and I do an Ode to Oden classic deep-dive on Sindarius Thornwell. We rave about his polish and question his athletic ceiling. Then I can’t hold back my rant about the draft combine and we talk about what might actually matter. Enjoy. Twitter:...

Duration: 00:50:02

Ode to Oden Ep. 29: Lottery Impressions and Cole Anthony

Mike Gribanov, the Almanac, joins to discuss our impressions about the top of the lottery. Should the Lakers take Ball or Jackson? Who should the Sixers take at three? Are we talking too much about fit? As a fun bonus, Mike gives a rundown of...

Duration: 00:35:32

Ode to Oden: Live Lottery Reactions with Javier Pasquera and Cole Zwicker

Javier and Cole invited me to join them for a live stream during the lottery. You can find our goofey mugs here on YouTube if you want to go back and watch it, or just listen to it here. Thanks to Cole and Javier for...

Duration: 01:34:56

Ode to Oden Ep. 28: Mr. Tankathon Himself, Matt Hoover

Here to reinforce your addiction to the best button on the internet, Matt Hoover, the creator of It’s not a normal episode for sure, but a fun one regardless. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Listen...

Duration: 00:38:46

Ode to Oden Ep. 27: Marc Whittington

Interested in Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball? Can you wade through an hour of draft philosophy tangents and soft conclusions? Perfect. This is the pod for you. Marc Whittington, of Liberty Ballers and the What’s On Draft podcast, joins to continue a long tradition of...

Duration: 02:51:56

Ode to Oden Ep. 26: Trevor Magnotti

Another long one! Two hours with Trevor Magnotti of the Step Back and Fear the Sword. Find him on twitter @illegalscreens. Magnotti convinces us that the Euroleague is worth watching, and that Luka Doncic is apparently really good at basketball. Trevor tells us about his...

Duration: 02:09:53

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