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Game Theory: An NBA Podcast 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: February, 2020
Feb 27, 2020

Because it doesn't seem like anyone is talking enough about how the Bucks are one of the literal best teams in NBA history through 58 games, I had The Athletic's Eric Nehm on to break down how exceptional this team is. Why they're so good, and why we should believe in them come title time. 

Feb 24, 2020

The 76ers remain the most fascinating team in the league to me, so I decided to make Derek Bodner come on and chat about it. He's the most plugged-in person in the market, so if he can't figure it out, no one can, right?

We leave no stone unturned, chatting about the Al Horford fit, the Ben Simmons-Joel Embiid fit, the offensive concerns, has the defense been good enough, and finally, the front office's performance. What should the team do? And what should their expectations be the rest of the way?

Feb 22, 2020

In this episode, I'm joined by Jovan Buha from The Athletic, and we chat about the NBA now that we've hit the proverbial "Second Half." 

We start on the Brooklyn Nets with news of Kyrie Irving being out for the year. How does this affect the rest of their season? But more importantly, how does this affect their future planning with Kevin Durant coming back soon? Will they make some tough decisions this summer?

Then, we move on and break down the Western Conference. We focus for about 35 minutes on the Los Angeles teams, how they match up with one another, what their strengths are, and most importantly what their biggest weaknesses are heading into the playoffs? Also, what do we think of the recent additions of Markieff Morris and Reggie Jackson? 

Then we chat about the rest of the West. Which of Utah, Denver or Houston are we worried about most (sorry Denver, who we didn't talk enough about)? Which of Oklahoma City or Dallas is the team you want to play the least? Which team gets the No. 8 seed?

Also, shout out to sponsors Keeps and Bet Online. 

Feb 17, 2020

In this episode, Jim Root from the Three Man Weave joins, and we start with All-Star weekend, breaking down what we thought of the increase competitiveness of the event this year. 

Then, we move to John Beilein, chatting about why this thing didn't work, why I don't expect him to coach the Cavs again, and what could happen with him next?

Then we get into the main portion of the episode, talking about the entire college basketball season. Why is the talent level down in college basketball? Are there any great teams? Which teams do we trust most? We talk about almost all of the best teams in the country. We talk about the national player of the year race and who the best players in the country are (including my spiel on Luka Garza). 

Then, we close on the five players we like to watch most in college basketball this year, in addition to our favorite futures bets to win the national title. 

Feb 14, 2020

In this episode, I chat with Dieter Kurtenbach. First, I explain where the podcast has been. Then, I chat with Dieter about the Warriors-Timberwolves trade. What are the Warriors doing? Where are they going from here?

Then we chat about All-Star weekend. And finish on the Oscars, and my excitement about Parasite winning. 

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