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NBA Draft Analysis and Prospect Evaluation from Cole Zwicker, Marc Whittington and Javier Pesquera

NBA Draft Analysis and Prospect Evaluation from Cole Zwicker, Marc Whittington and Javier Pesquera
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NBA Draft Analysis and Prospect Evaluation from Cole Zwicker, Marc Whittington and Javier Pesquera

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The NBA Talent Curve & 2018 Draft Prospects With JZ Mazlish

2/14/2018
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JZ Mazlish and Cole Zwicker touch on JZ's recent article on The Stepien regarding the "NBA Talent Curve," how it factors into establishing a draft framework and apply this construct in terms of tiers to the 2018 draft class. JZ and Cole spend the remainder of the podcast sifting through topics such as what prospects could amount to stars, what abilities constitute a draft inefficiency and most importantly, we hone in on JZ's observations thus far for a majority of the top 25...

Duration:01:04:47

Ode to Oden Ep. 51, Part 2: Marvin Bagley

2/10/2018
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Part 2 of this episode is about Marvin Bagley and if his slightly outdated playing style can be overcome by his generational athleticism. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:55

Ode to Oden Ep. 51, Part 1: Duke's non-elite prospects, Trade deadline reactions.

2/10/2018
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Cole and I watched a ton of Duke over the past couple weeks, so to begin this episode we discuss our feelings about Duke's less heralded prospects Duval, Allen, Trent, Bolden and DeLaurier. Then we try to maintain a draft/team building centric discussion of the NBA trade deadline, but venture into NBA takes as well. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:44

Sleepers with Mike and Jackson

2/2/2018
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Mike and Jackson, experts in fringe prospects, quickly profile 20-plus potential late first and second rounders. They touch on Khyri Thomas, LaGerald Vick, Kerwin Roach, and many more. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:31:53

Miami Heat Prospects Deep Dive With Mitch Libanoff

1/31/2018
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Mitch Libanoff of EV Hoops joins Cole Zwicker of The Stepien to deep dive into the core prospects on the Miami Heat. We start out with some draft philosophy talk regarding how team destination is crucial to both the evaluation and progression of prospects. Then continuing in Stepien/Ode to Oden fashion, we intricately explore the offensive and defensive strengths and weaknesses of Miami's three core prospects: Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow and Bam Adebayo. We wrap it up by briefly...

Duration:02:16:49

Ode to Oden Ep. 50: News, Ayton, Bamba Part 2

1/28/2018
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This is part 2 of a 2 hour and 20 minute episode breaking down DeAndre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba. If you haven't listened to part one, go back and do so now. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:30

Ode to Oden Ep. 50: News, Ayton, Bamba Part 1

1/28/2018
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This is part 1 of a long discussion, which is meaningful coming from us. We talk about Jarrey Foster's injury, Zion Williamson's commitment to Duke, then touch on a few prospect updates. The NBA segment is a wandering discussion that starts with RPM and leads to musings about the value of NBA wing initiators. The prospect breakdowns are DeAndre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba, but this episode cuts off at DeAndre Ayton's defensive weaknesses. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:11:19

Ode to Oden Ep. 49: Jaren Jackson and Miles Bridges

1/20/2018
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Cole and I start with news about the G-League denying entry to a crop of young college drop outs, Jarred Vanderbilt is back!, De'Anthony Melton, and updates on Troy Brown, Chandler Hutchison, and Grayson Allen. Our NBA segment covers how the draft community may be overreacting to the current state of the Warriors dominated NBA. Then we get to the prospect breakdowns with Jaren Jackson and Miles Bridges. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:30

The Stepien Ep. 49: Phoenix Suns Prospects Deep Dive with Kellan Olson

1/14/2018
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Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.Com and the Empire Of The Suns Blog joins Cole Zwicker to check in on the status of The Timeline. We start out assessing the progress of the Suns' young prospects in a macro sense, how they are adjusting to Jay Triano and suss out who exactly is part of the "core" moving forward. Then in true The Stepien and Ode to Oden fashion, we deep dive into the offensive and defensive strengths and weaknesses of Devin Booker, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, and Josh...

Duration:02:30:11

Ode to Oden Ep. 48: Mid-Season Rankings and Trends with Mike Gribanov

1/12/2018
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Mike Gribanov joins Cole and I to talk about prospect rankings at the NCAA's mid-season mark. We start with some news about De Sousa's eligibility at Kansas, Jarred Vanderbilt's injury updates, and Andrew Jone's awful leukemia diagnosis. Then we focus on The Stepien's updated rankings and our own roles in making them. Is Luka Doncic completely cemented as the #1 pick? Who's in the mix for #2? Jaren Jackson Jr. is best. Why are opinions about Bamba so varied? Why Bagley sucks, and much,...

Duration:00:06:30

Ode to Oden Ep. 47: Donovan Mitchell, Jontay Porter, and Daniel Gafford

1/6/2018
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Cole and I start with some news and updates, including the Colson, Jackson injuries, and Okogie's great return from suspension. We discuss Donovan Mitchell and the improvements he's made, then move into our prospect breakdowns of Jontay Porter of Missouri and Daniel Gafford of Arkansas. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:30:24

Ode to Oden Ep. 46: Pick Trades, Collin Sexton, and Trae Young

12/24/2017
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Cole and I start with a few items of news including the latest depressing update on De'Anthony Melton. We move to pick trades that could convey this year, then get to Collin Sexton and Trae Young deep dives. Happy Holidays! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:59:46

Ode to Oden Ep. 45: Kevin Knox, Mikal Bridges, and Other Stuff

12/15/2017
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Cole and I get review some brief news, then give a few updates on Trae Young, Jevon Carter, Daniel Gafford, and Jalen Brunson. We discuss the merits of pricing in contract value and development curves into a player's draft prospects, then get to the meat: deep dives on Kevin Knox and Mikal Bridges. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:31:38

Ode to Oden Ep. 44: Re-Ranking the 2016 Draft Class with Peter Nygaard

12/9/2017
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Sean and Cole are joined by Peter Nygaard to re-rank the 2016 draft class. They start with news items about the Doncic rumors, Anfernee Simons's potential draft entry, and the Trevor Booker trade. They spend the rest of the time re-ranking the 2016 draft class as prospects going forward. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:32

Ode to Oden Ep. 43: Early Impressions with Marc Whittington

12/1/2017
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Marc Whittington joins Cole and Sean to talk about his impressions from this early season of basketball. They start with NBA rookies, particularly Jayson Tatum and Lauri Markkanen, and touch on a few trends. The main course is a discussion about Marvin Bagley, Jaren Jackson Jr. and the other top center prospects in college basketball. They finish with a few words about Collin Sexton and Trae Young. Enjoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:59

Ep. 42: One-And-Done, Doncic, and Porter

11/23/2017
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Cole and Sean start to figure out this podcasting thing by introducing a consistent structure with a couple new segments. They start with news and updates, of course hitting on Michael Porter's devastating surgery news, followed by some brief updates about Trae Young, De'Anthony Melton, Mikal Bridges, and Collin Sexton. In the first of many NBA segments to come, we explore our ignorance about the potential one-and-done rule change, then get to the regular meat of Ode to Oden with extensive...

Duration:02:03:00

Ode to Oden Ep. 41: Prospects from The Champions Classic

11/16/2017
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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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:02:04:00

What’s on Draft Ep. 25: 2017 NBA Draft Recap

6/26/2017
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Cole Zwicker and Marc Whittington recap the picks and trades of the 2017 NBA draft.

Duration:01:48:33

What’s on Draft Ep. 24: BOS/PHI Trade Reaction & #7-11 Pick Analysis

6/18/2017
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What's on Draft Ep. 24: BOS/PHI Trade Reaction & #7-11 Pick AnalysisWhat's on Draft Ep. 24: BOS/PHI Trade Reaction & #7-11 Pick Analysis{{svg_share_icon}} {{svg_share_icon}} {{embed_code}} Copy Embed EmbedCole Zwicker and Javier Pesquera break down the Celtics/Sixers agreed upon trade, assess the fallout on the rest of the top 6 and provide analysis on the #7-11 picks in the lottery.

Duration:01:21:58

What’s on Draft Ep. 23: Suns, Kings & Magic Picks #4-6 Breakdown - What's on Draft NBA Draft Show

6/16/2017
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What's on Draft Ep. 23: Suns, Kings & Magic Picks #4-6 BreakdownWhat's on Draft Ep. 23: Suns, Kings & Magic Picks #4-6 Breakdown{{svg_share_icon}} {{svg_share_icon}} {{embed_code}} Copy Embed EmbedCole Zwicker and Marc Whittington discuss the growing Josh Jackson to Los Angeles hype, and then provide analysis on the Suns, Kings and Magic selections in the 4-6 slots in the lottery.

Duration:01:13:11

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