Jan 9, 2017
In this episode, I chat with The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks about the 2017 NBA Draft's elite NBA prospects. We get super nerdy and break down Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, Jonathan Isaac, Jayson Tatum, and others in-depth.
Jan 6, 2017
In this edition, I chat with Kyle Tucker from over at SECCountry.com about just how fun this Kentucky basketball team is to cover on a day-to-day basis. We chat about the team's uptempo nature, the unsung hero that Isaiah Briscoe, the potential weakness of the team, as well as the excellence of Malik Monk. Then, I chat with Terrence Payne about the night in college basketball on Thursday from Pauley Pavilion, where I saw UCLA beat Cal 81-71. We chat about that game, Ivan Rabb vs. T.J. Leaf, Purdue beating Ohio State, Minnesota and Nebraska's surprising Big Ten starts, and close with a few thoughts on Villanova's loss to Butler and Justin Patton's awesomeness.
Jan 5, 2017
In this edition, the podcast actually has segments! In the first segment, Reags from over at Barstool and I GET SUPER SERIOUS about the Grayson Allen situation. Because it's the most important thing in the world and not hilarious in any way. Then, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach over at Fox Sports about his alma mater, the Missouri Tigers, and the basketball program there after the administration had to release a statement saying that Kim Anderson will be evaluated at the end of the year and not before then. Then to close, I answer some reader questions with some help from my girlfriend Laura, who makes a brief appearance asking about national coach of the year, Markelle Fultz, and Justin Patton.
Jan 3, 2017
In this episode, I chat with Jeff Eisenberg about the weekend that happened in college hoops. But first, we go over some news and notes, including Coach K being out for the next month and South Florida moving on from Orlando Antigua. Then we chat about Villanova-Creighton, Louisvilla-Indiana, Duke-Virginia Tech, Boston College-Syracuse, and North Carolina-Georgia Tech, among other interesting games of note.
Dec 30, 2016
In this episode, I chat with Reags over at Barstool to finish the second part of our conference play preview with the ACC, Pac-12, and SEC.The questions asked are best team, league player of the year, most surprising team, most disappointing team, and what teams make the NCAA Tournament. Overall, a relatively in-depth discussion about what’s happening around the college basketball world. You can follow Reags over at @BarstoolReags on Twitter. Follow his work over at BarstoolSports.com. And subscribe to his podcast, the Storm The Court Podcast over on all providers.
Dec 29, 2016
In this episode, I chat with Reags over at Barstool about where the conferences stand after non-league play and before conference season begins. This time, we chat about the Big Ten, Big 12, and Big East in that order. The questions asked are best team, league player of the year, most surprising team, most disappointing team, and what teams make the NCAA Tournament. You can follow Reags over at @BarstoolReags on Twitter. Follow his work over at BarstoolSports.com. And subscribe to his podcast, the Storm The Court Podcast over on all providers.
Dec 28, 2016
In this episode, I chat with Danny Leroux about how the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement affects college basketball. Will the one-and-done rule eventually change? Does the new D-League structure affect college hoops? Will the extra roster spots and how they're used affect the NBA Draft? We also chatted quickly about how irrational actors in the NBA make it incredibly difficult to predict. A wide variety of topics are discussed here with Danny, who you can follow over at @DannyLeroux on Twitter. You can also read his work at The Athletic, Sporting News, and RealGM, as well as listen to him regularly on the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast, the Locked on Warriors podcast, and the RealGM Podcast.
Dec 23, 2016
In this episode, I get with NBC Sports' college hoops writer Rob Dauster and talk about the most underrated players in college basketball, including a few players from the SEC, Big 10, Big 12, and Pac-12. Also, we chat about how Fran McCaffery keeps being angry for some reason. Oh, and my cat knocked over the Christmas tree about 30 seconds into recording, which was terrific timing. You can follow Rob over at NBC Sports, and follow him on Twitter over at @RobDauster.
Dec 22, 2016
In this episode, I bring on Aaron Torres to talk about the night in hoops, including a terrific game of basketball between Louisville and Kentucky, Duke's Grayson Allen' trippin' dudes again against Elon, and Syracuse somehow setting a new bar for futility under Jim Boeheim by losing by 33 to St. John's. Overall, just a wild, weird night in college basketball that needed recapped as soon as possible.
Dec 21, 2016
In this episode, I chat with C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report about a wide variety of things within the Big 12, including Kansas, how good Josh Jackson and Frank Mason have been, our lord and savior Svisus, Baylor and Johnathan Motley, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Lauri Markkanen, and a bit of Duke at the end, even. You can follow CJ over at @CJMooreBR, where he's the site's lead college basketball writer.
Dec 19, 2016
In this episode, I get with SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell to break down a wild weekend of college basketball, where Malik Monk went for 47 points, Kentucky got a huge win against North Carolina, the Big East dominated, and a lot of teams picked up quality wins. The rundown: -UK-UNC/Malik Monk -Crossroads Classic -UCLA beats Ohio State -Arizona picks up wild win over Texas A&M -Big East dominance with Georgetown, Xavier, Creighton wins -Rest of the country, including Jawun Evans, Northwestern, Texas, Illinois, Utah, South Carolina
Dec 16, 2016
In this episode, I discuss my recently updated 2017 NBA Draft Big Board at Sporting News, why certain players are ranked where with DraftExpress's Josh Riddell. Particularly, there's a longer discussion on Jonathan Isaac, De'Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith, Lauri Markkanen, Bam Adebayo, Grayson Allen, Arnoldas Kulboka, T.J. Leaf, Josh Hart, and Tony Bradley. You can follow Josh on Twitter over at @Joshua_Riddell.
Dec 15, 2016
In this episode, Jeff Eisenberg and I talk about what is currently the biggest story in college basketball, the UCLA Bruins. Then, Jeff tells me about his story on the origins behind West Virginia's press, and we chat about transfers in the first semester of college hoops. Finally, we chatted about how few mid-majors have a chance at an at-large bid already at this early stage of the season. Follow Jeff on Twitter @JeffEisenberg, and follow his work over at Yahoo! Sports.
Dec 14, 2016
In this edition, Reags from Barstool Sports and I chat about the Sean Woods incident; rule changes like six fouls, quarters vs. halves, and banning the charge; Josh Hart as national player of the year so far; and unpopular non-political opinions. Follow Reags over at Barstool, and over on Twitter at @BarstoolReags.
Dec 13, 2016
In this episode -- the first one back in a somewhat college basketball capacity -- NBC Sports' Rob Dauster comes on to discuss the early season excellence of the freshman class in college basketball, Duke's potential as the season progresses, the struggles of St. John's, and what would happen in a 351-coach battle royale featuring all of them in college basketball.
Jun 30, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, I chat with Cole Zwicker about the NBA's impending free agency period, how we're going to see a robust market for restricted free agency, the push and pull of short term deals versus long-term deals, and run through all of the potential outcomes for NBA free agents. I also give a quick note at the top about my employment situation -- or lack thereof -- at CBS.
Jun 21, 2016
In this edition, Ricky O'Donnell from SB Nation comes on to chat about his hometown Chicago Bulls. What should the team do this summer after its disappointing season? Why haven't they shot down every Jimmy Butler trade rumor immediately? What call do you make with Derrick Rose? Who else do you build around? What do they look for in the draft? It's a tough offseason.
Jun 20, 2016
In this edition of the podcast, I chat with Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune about the Utah Jazz's upcoming offseason and NBA Draft. It's a big summer for the Jazz, who will obviously have a lot of big decisions around Gordon Hayward, Rudy Gobert, and Dante Exum, plus have a choice at No. 12 that could become a contributor to their roster. That and more on the team this time around.
Jun 17, 2016
In this edition, Jonathan Tjarks comes on to discuss the Orlando Magic's roster briefly, followed by some of the more interesting prospects in the 2016 NBA Draft. We hit on long-term injury concerns, Deyonta Davis, Marquese Chriss, Skal Labissiere, and how the difference of the college game can affect the perception of some specific prospects.
Jun 16, 2016
In this edition, we dive deep into the Milwaukee Bucks with Frank Madden, managing editor over at BrewHoop.com. Will the Bucks be able to get Giannis to agree to an extension this offseason? Who should they look at in the draft? What kind of players should they look to bring in during the free agency? How have the Michael Carter-Williams and Greg Monroe things failed and why?
Jun 15, 2016
In this edition, I chat with Blake Murphy of Raptors Republic, who discusses with me his thoughts on what the Raptors should do with DeMar DeRozan, whether or not Bismack Biyombo will be back with the team next season, and how close they are to contending. Also, we chat about the draft and what the team should do at No. 9 and later in the first round.
Jun 14, 2016
In this edition, I talk about the Sacramento Kings offseason and draft with Greg Wissinger of Sactown Royalty. We talked about the never-ending DeMarcus Cousins rumors, whether or not they hold any water, how the Kings should undergo an overhaul this season on the roster, and what the team should look for at No. 8 in the 2016 NBA Draft. Plus, we note how well the Dave Joerger hire really might work out here.
Jun 13, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, Nate Timmons comes on to discuss the Denver Nuggets and what they should do this offseason and NBA Draft. The Nuggets are the sole team with three top 20 selections, and could really shape the direction of the entire draft with their decisions. Also, the team has tough decisions with which core pieces to build around, and which veterans to consider moving in the offseason. A lot of tough choices for Tim Connelly and company upcoming.
Jun 10, 2016
In this edition, we talk to Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate to discuss what exactly the Pelicans should do in the draft and how they should go from here as an organization building around Anthony Davis. Do they do anything in free agency? What do they do in the backcourt? How did this thing get so off the rails so quickly? Lot of questions, and a lot of answers here.
Jun 9, 2016
In this edition, I chat with Steve McPherson, writer for Rolling Stone and Vice and former contributor to Grantland, about the Minnesota Timberwolves. Steve has been covering the team for a few years now, and has some pretty strong insight into how the team performed this season, how the coaching change to Tom Thibodeau could affect the team, and the growth of the young players and what the team needs moving forward to become a contender.
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