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May 31, 2018

In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins the show to chat about everything that happened in a totally bananas Game 1 in the NBA Finals. From LeBron's legendary performance, to JR's legendary gaffe, we break it down from all the angles for 45 minutes.

Then, we chat a bit about Bryan Colangelo, and how the 76ers basically have to fire him at this stage. Finally, we break down the biggest and most important decisions of the 2018 NBA Draft Deadline. Kevin Huerter, Donte DiVincenzo, Jontay Porter, Omari Spellman, and more. 

May 31, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, Sam is joined by Dieter Kurtenbach where they discuss the burners. Specifically, the (ALLEGED) burners of 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo, according to a terrific and fascinating article by The Ringer and Ben Detrick. What do we think happens? What the hell is this story? How? Why? It's the most internet story of the 2018 year!

Then, they break down the 2018 Finals in a somewhat coherent manner, mostly shouting at one another about how the Cavs could win one or two games. 

May 28, 2018

In this episode, Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune joins Sam Vecenie and chats about the NBA Playoffs, covering the Utah Jazz, and some NBA Draft stuff. 

First, they break down what they've seen so far in the NBA, chatting before the Game 7s of the Conference Finals. Did the Conference Finals save what has been a relatively non-compelling playoffs? Is this LeBron run the best playoff run we can remember? How underappreciated is Klay Thompson all-time, and how good has Draymond been on defense in this playoff run? 

Then, we chat about Tony's year covering the Jazz. What do we think happens with the Jazz this offseason, what with all of their contract situations and trade flexibility? We also talk about the first year covering Donovan Mitchell, and getting to banter back and forth with legendary shit-talker Joe Ingles everyday. 

Finally, we chat about the NBA Draft, where I ask Tony a barrage of questions. Who is the best player? Who is the best big man? Is he a Michael Porter fan? Who is the best point guard in this class? Who is the most underrated player? Who is the most overrated player? 

May 23, 2018

In this episode of the podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the exceptional Game 4 Houston played against Golden State on Tuesday night. That leaves the series 2-2. We do a deep dive on how Houston weathered the storm and beat them, then chat about the Warriors and how they missed Andre Iguodala. What do we think happens going forward? 

Then, a quick discussion about the Cleveland-Boston series before Game 5 tonight. Mostly, we chat about how Boston could potentially adjust on defense, then talk about the Tristan Thompson adjustment. 

Finally, we do an in-depth breakdown on Michael Porter Jr. What makes him such an elite level prospect? Why, despite missing most of the year at Missouri, is he considered a potential top-five pick? 

May 19, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie is joined by Cole Zwicker to break down everything that happened at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. From the measurements to the five on five, they pick some winners and losers from the event, discuss the forthcoming decisions of guys like Josh Okogie, Tyus Battle, and Kevin Huerter, and chat about the measurements of some of the elite players in the class. 

Also, does Mo Bamba have longer arms than any human alive?

May 16, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker to break down everything we saw at the NBA Draft Lottery, breaking down prospects and chatting about fits and needs of every single team in the lottery. They go in the order of the draft, breaking down each team: Phoenix, Sacramento, Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas, Orlando, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, and Denver. 

Then for 20 minutes, they preview the NBA Draft Combine. What should folks be looking forward to? What players should we be paying attention to? Also, does the NBA Draft Combine actually matter, or am I just going to Chicago to eat Lou Malnati's? Or at the very least, what matters most at the NBA Draft Combine? 

May 14, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the NBA Playoffs Conference Finals. First, they break down Game 1 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series, which Boston ran away with by 25 points. We go into the Xs and Os, the performances, and some of the potential adjustments for Game 2. 

Then, we break down Golden State vs. Houston, a series that should be absolutely tremendous. How does each team match up with the other? Who is the key player? Who wins?

May 9, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the Eastern Conference semi-finals. First, the two chat about Celtics-Sixers and break down what's happening on the floor. Why are the Sixers struggling a bit, and why being able to play defense on the perimeter and in space is possibly the biggest market inefficiency in the NBA right now. Additionally, "The TJ McConnell Game," and how that could change things going forward. Then they go into the Celtics, how incredible Al Horford has been this series, and how awesome the Jayson Tatum jump has been in the playoffs so far. 

Then, they go into Raptors-Cavs. How the Cavs role players started to fill in around the LeBron James, and how the Cavs look to be back on course for the NBA Finals. Then they go into the Raptors side of things, where they break down how Dwane Casey struggled a bit to come up with adjustments, how Serge Ibaka and DeMar DeRozan really struggled, and what the future should hold for this Raptors team. Should they continue to hold the ship together and keep this core? Or should they blow things up and look to move on from this era of Raptors hoops?

May 7, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with friend of the program Cole Zwicker, where they break down the end of the Stan Van Gundy tenure in Detroit. Does this spell the end of dual coach/GM positions? Where does he leave Detroit? How do they get out of the hole they've created? 

Additionally, they chat about the Knicks hiring David Fizdale, the Suns hiring Igor Kokoskov, the Grizzlies hiring JB Bickerstaff, and the processes some other teams are undertaking to hire head coaches. Finally, they chat briefly about the NBA Draft Combine and the list that was released on Friday for the event. 

May 2, 2018

This is a two part episode. First, Sam Vecenie chats with Fred Katz to break down what happened with the Oklahoma City Thunder this season. Why did they fail and end up falling in the first round of the playoffs? What happens now, what with Paul George being a free agent and Carmelo Anthony being...well, Melo. 

Then, Sam chats with Cole Zwicker, where they break down what happened with Milwaukee, Indiana, and Washington. A brief moment of silence for Joe Prunty's NBA head coaching career, thoughts on who the Bucks should go after as their new coach, thoughts on how the Pacers actually have some flexibility now, and finally on how the Wizards are either going to have to make big changes, or stick with the status quo. 

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