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Game Theory w/ Sam Vecenie

Sam Vecenie is joined by friends to discuss the NBA, NBA Draft, college basketball, high school basketball, and everything in between. Oh, and they'll randomly talk about movies and more.
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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 28, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Vice Sports' Michael Pina about the NBA offseason that is about to come. First, they start with Kawhi Leonard, chat about how potential trades involving him, and how he affects the rest of the process for LeBron James and maybe even Paul George. Then, they get into unrestricted free agency, chatting about some of the players they're most interested in tracking this summer. Finally, they finish on the restricted free agency class, including Marcus Smart, Julius Randle, Dante Exum, Jusuf Nurkic, and more. 

Jun 22, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Chris Stone and recaps the NBA Draft, breaking down everything that happened over the course of the five-hour event. Who did we think did well? Who did poorly? What prospects and picks did we like? Which ones did we think made less sense? 

We basically go in chronological order, pick-wise -- occasionally breaking that to talk about trades. 

Jun 20, 2018

In this episode, I chat with Jeff Goodman from Stadium and Chris Stone from Sporting News about the NBA Draft. First, Jeff and I chat about some of the key storylines leading into the draft, from trade discussions to the recruitment, background, and development of some of the best prospects in the draft, including Deandre Ayton, Michael Porter, Mitchell Robinson, and more. 

Then, I chat with Chris Stone about the difficulty of mocking this draft just 26 hours from draft night. What do we think of all the trade talks, what do we think of the Kings, Hawks, Grizzlies, and more. 

Jun 19, 2018

In this episode, I chat with good friend of the program Cole Zwicker where we do what will likely become yet another yearly tradition on the podcast: We go through and do a mock draft with what each of us would do. We go back and forth, with me taking the No. 1 pick and all of the resulting odd picks, and Cole taking No. 2 and the even picks. We had a lot of fun and discussed each potential pick in detail. Hope you all enjoy! 

Jun 15, 2018

In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins Sam Vecenie to chat about the 2018 NBA Draft, but first they talk about the 2019 NBA Draft. 

Charles Bassey committed to play at Western Kentucky for the 2018-19 college hoops season, so Sam and Cole break down Bassey, his game, what they've seen in the past, and how he projects as a prospect (2:00). They also chat a bit about the 2019 NBA Draft as a whole. 

Then, they get into the meat of the podcast, where they break down Sam's top-eight prospects in the 2018 NBA Draft Class. In order, they chat about Miles Bridges (8:30), Trae Young (19:55), Michael Porter Jr. (37:15), Mohamed Bamba (43:45), Jaren Jackson Jr. (53:20), Marvin Bagley (1:07:40), Luka Doncic (1:29:15), Deandre Ayton (1:48:45). 

Jun 12, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie is joined by Cole Zwicker, where they go in-depth on Sam's current NBA Draft Board. 

They break down the structure and ideals behind the board, talk about the three players that were just slightly left off of the board, and then dive right into these prospects (in order): 

Zhaire Smith (13:20),Troy Brown (22:50), Robert Williams (29:50), Lonnie Walker (37:45), Kevin Knox (45:50), Mikal Bridges (53:00), Wendell Carter (1:02:15), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (1:10:10), Collin Sexton (1:20:15). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 8, 2018

In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins Sam Vecenie and chats about the Warriors' remarkable team, then what happens after the Warriors. What does the NBA look like when the Warriors' run finally ends? Are we entering an era where the league will conform back to big men based off of the talent entering the league?

Then, they chat about Bryan Colangelo's collars and the absurdity of the situation, and Deandre Ayton seeming to be the next No. 1 overall pick. 

Finally, they chat about the restricted free agency market. They break down Clint Capela, Aaron Gordon, Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, Marcus Smart, Dante Exum, Zach LaVine, and many more. 

Jun 5, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie is joined by Cole Zwicker where they discuss many levels of basketball. First, they break down the Cavs-Warriors series, and discuss potential defensive adjustments for Cleveland in addition to Cleveland's rotation. Can the Cavs do anything to make a comeback?

Then, they delve into the Celtics Jaylen Brown and Mohamed Bamba rumors. Why this makes no sense for Boston, and why the Mavs should take such a deal if offered (even if the venerable Tim Cato already said they would not). 

Finally, the bulk of the podcast is spent breaking down Deandre Ayton. They discuss him for an hour, going over his strengths and weaknesses, and delving deep into what makes him such a special -- if incomplete and somewhat controversial -- prospect. They discuss his production, his scoring, his jump shot, ball-handling acumen, rim protection, ability to defend the perimeter, and overall instinct level, in addition to discussing the overall upside or downside of his game. It's a legitimate discussion where we go back and forth, disagreeing on many aspects of the Arizona prospect's game. 

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