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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 30, 2017

In this episode, I chat with Matt Moore from over at CBS Sports about three separate topics that are all relatively intertwined. First, we talk about the Grizzlies, their decision to fire David Fizdale to side with Marc Gasol and continue to build around their soon-to-be 33-year-old center. 

Then, we chat about the Clippers, and get creative in light of the news Blake Griffin will be out for two months. Should they blow it up? If they do, how should they do it? We get extremely creative, including Matt dropping essentially a nuclear bomb on the NBA by totally changing the power structure. That involves trading Blake Griffin instead of DeAndre. Oh, and we talk DeAndre deals, too. 

Finally, we chat about when it's time to hit the eject button and rebuild in the NBA. What are the factors that make it tenable? Also, we then get into the fickleness of how the arduous rebuilding process can go wrong. 

The sponsors today: DraftKings and MyBookie. You can use the promo code CLNS at DraftKings, and on MyBookie use GAMETHEORY. 

Nov 28, 2017

In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker in his weekly appearance about all of the NBA Draft action we saw over the last week with the PK80, Battle 4 Atlantis, and a billion other early season tournaments. Included: Marvin Bagley, Mohamed Bamba, Trae Young, Collin Sexton, Trevon Duval, Gonzaga's prospects, DeAndre Ayton/Arizona stuff, and more. 

Nov 22, 2017

In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker in his weekly appearance about a few different topics. First, we talk about Michael Porter's injury. How does this affect his NBA stock?

Then, we talk about Lonzo Ball's shooting woes, the Celtics' young kids Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, then finally some early NBA Draft impressions on kids like Trae Young, Brandon McCoy, Tyus Battle, Grayson Allen, Allonzo Trier, Chimezie Metu, Robert Williams, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and more. 

This episode is sponsored by DraftKings and by MyBookie. Use the promo code CLNS for DraftKings, and GAMETHEORY for My Bookie. 

Nov 21, 2017

In this episode, I chat with good friend of the program Dieter Kurtenbach about potential fake trades that make sense. Now that we're about 1/5 of the way through the season, things are starting to crystallize in terms of what teams could potentially be buyers and sellers. We look through the options currently on the market and try to say where we believe those players fit best.

Included: DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Julius Randle, Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, Robin Lopez, Nerlens Noel, Derrick Favors, and my favorite sneaky trade target who is legitimately good: Spencer Dinwiddie. 

This episode is sponsored by DraftKings and by MyBookie. Use the promo code CLNS for DraftKings, and GAMETHEORY for My Bookie. 

Nov 17, 2017

In this episode, I chat with David Nurse, a basketball trainer who has coached in the NBA, consulted for colleges, and done just about everything else in between. We chat about training NBA players, coaching NBA players, helping out college players, and creating connections with some of the best at their craft in the world. We also chat a bit about the NBA in general, and what it was like to be around Lonzo Ball last year. 

Go subscribe to his podcast, The Game of Life Podcast. Also, this episode is presented by DraftKings, where you can use the code "CLNS"

Nov 15, 2017

In this episode, I get with good friend of the program Chris Stone (who took my old job as NBA Draft guy over at Sporting News) about the Champions Classic, an event he covered on Tuesday night. We go deep on Marvin Bagley, Jaren Jackson, Grayson Allen, Miles Bridges, Trevon Duval, Wendell Carter, all of the Kentucky guys, and a few of the Kansas players. Live impressions, what to make of the way they played, the whole nine yards. 

The audio is just slightly skippy due to recording issues, but it's overall good. The episode is sponsored by DraftKings, where you can use the code CLNS. 

Nov 14, 2017

In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker about a few different topics. The first half of the podcast focuses on the NBA. We discuss the Eric Bledsoe trade at the top. Then, we move on to discuss some post-hype NBA Draft picks of the last few years, including Justise Winslow, Emmanuel Mudiay, Julius Randle, Thon Maker, Bobby Portis, Kris Dunn, and others. 

Then, we move on to discuss the 2018 NBA Draft big man class, including Marvin Bagley, DeAndre Ayton, Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, Jaren Jackson, Robert Williams, Chimezie Metu, Mitchell Robinson, and more. 

This episode is sponsored by DraftKings and by MyBookie. Use the promo code CLNS for DraftKings, and GAMETHEORY for My Bookie. 

Nov 9, 2017

With help from our friend 50 Cent, Reags and I preview the 2017-18 College Basketball season, 21 Questions style (shout out Meghan Good).

In this episode, I ask questions about the FBI investigation, whether or not Duke is back, who the best defense in college basketball is, who the most improved player in college basketball will be, what to make of Kentucky's freshman-laden roster, and who will win the national title. 

The sponsor of this episode is GREATS.com, where you can use the promo code GAMETHEORY to get 15 percent off!

Nov 7, 2017

In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker in his weekly appearance. First, we do an in-depth breakdown on Ben Simmons' first nine games, and how he's found as much success as any rookie in recent years. Then, we do something similar with Kristaps Porzingis, breaking down how he's taken the next step as an offensive creator. 

Next, we break down Luka Doncic, who is currently the No. 1 player on my 2018 NBA Draft board. What makes him so special? Is he really as good as advertised? Is he the best European prospect ever?

Finally, we chat about forwards in the 2018 NBA Draft, including Michael Porter, Miles Bridges, Kevin Knox, Kris Wilkes, Justin Jackson, Jarred Vanderbilt, Isaac Bonga, Arnoldas Kulboka, PJ Washington, Chris Smith, Bonzie Colson, Chandler Hutchison, Vince Edwards, Alize Johnson, Keita Bates-Diop and Yves Pons. 

This episode is sponsored by Greats.com, where you can enter the promo code GAMETHEORY to save 15% on some shoes. 

Nov 4, 2017

In this episode, I chat with friend of the program Jared Weiss from over at USA Today/CLNS to talk about the top-four teams in Eastern Conference: Cleveland, Boston, Washington, and Toronto. 

Is it time to panic in Cleveland? What do we think of Boston's defensive start, and how Kyrie Irving has played so far? Is Washington a threat to finish atop the East, still? What do we think of Toronto's new offense? It's all here, and it's all fun discussion. 

This episode is sponsored by GREATS. Use the promo code GAMETHEORY at check out to get 15% off shoes at Greats.com. 

Nov 2, 2017

In this episode, I chat with Cole Zwicker about two topics. First, we break down the rookie option exercise/decline process, and some of the more notable choices including Jahlil Okafor, Mario Hezonja, Brice Johnson, Cameron Payne, Bobby Portis, Rashad Vaughn and more. 

Then, we chat about 2018 NBA Draft wings, including Lonnie Walker, Hamidou Diallo, Troy Brown, Dzanan Musa, Allonzo Trier, Tyus Battle, Mikal Bridges, Rawle Alkins, and more.

This episode is sponsored by GREATS over at Greats.com, where you can use our promo code GAMETHEORY FOR 15% off. 

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