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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: July, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins Sam Vecenie and chats about the Kawhi Leonard trade. Do we like the risk for the Raptors now that we're a little bit of a ways out from the decision? Do we like the Spurs still just going in and competing? 

Then, they break down the prospects (23 and under and rookie scale guys) in the Atlantic Division. They are as follows: 

Boston Celtics: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, Robert Williams, Semi Ojeleye, Guerschon Yabusele, Jabari Bird

Brooklyn Nets: D’Angelo Russell, Caris LeVert, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Dzanan Musa, Rodions Kurucs

New York Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, Mario Hezonja, Mitchell Robinson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Damyean Dotson, Allonzo Trier

Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Markelle Fultz, Zhaire Smith, TJ McConnell, Furkan Korkmaz, Landry Shamet, Shake Milton

Toronto Raptors: OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam, Delon Wright, Malachi Richardson

Jul 26, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie embarks on a new project with Cole Zwicker, where they break down every prospect either on rookie contracts or born after 1995 on each team. Here, they start with the Central Division. 

Before they do that, though, they break down the Kevin Love extension, a deal that Cole is understanding of but that Sam doesn't really like. Then, they go into prospects, and go in this order: 

Chicago Bulls: Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., Jabari Parker, Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, Bobby Portis, Chandler Hutchison, Denzel Valentine, Antonio Blakeney, Cameron Payne

Cleveland Cavaliers: Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman, Larry Nance, Ante Zizic, Billy Preston

Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard, Stanley Johnson, Bruce Brown, Khyri Thomas, Henry Ellenson

Indiana Pacers: Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, Aaron Holiday, TJ Leaf, Edmond Sumner, Alize Johnson, Ike Anigbogu

Milwaukee Bucks: Malcolm Brogdon, Thon Maker, Sterling Brown, Donte DiVincenzo, DJ Wilson

Jul 23, 2018

The big Summer League Breakdown podcast! Cole and I run through all of the best and worst that we saw at Summer League this year, giving in-depth breakdowns on all of the highest draft picks, the important second year players, and the third year players still stuck in Vegas. 

If you're interested in a player, the odds are we likely bounced around to him at some point. 

 

Jul 17, 2018

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about some of the bigger moves in the NBA offseason that have happened since the recent podcast. 

Discussion centers around:

-Jabari Parker, Zach LaVine, and the Chicago Bulls

-Kyle Anderson signing and Garrett Temple trade for Memphis

-Remaining free agents Clint Capela, Marcus Smart, Rodney Hood, Montrezl Harrell, and David Nwaba

-Houston Rockets offseason

-Nemanja Bjelica staying overseas and Philadelphia

-Denver gets under the tax

-Brooklyn's smart maneuvering

-Atlanta? 

-Tony Parker to Charlotte

Jul 3, 2018

In this episode, Cole Zwicker and I run through all of free agency's Day 1 transactions outside of LeBron James, chatting about Paul George, where Oklahoma City goes from here, Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza, The Denver moves, Ersan Ilyasova and Doug McDermott, why we like what Brooklyn is doing, and can't really understand Portland. 

Jul 2, 2018

In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins the podcast to chat about -- what else? -- LeBron James' decision to go to the Lakers in free agency. What does the structure of his contract mean? Where do the Lakers go from here? How does the team go about building its roster? How do the young pieces fit? Do they make a move for Kawhi Leonard? How does this affect Julius Randle? 

All that, in addition to some discussion on how this affects the Cavaliers going forward, and what road they should go down to recover. 

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