Feb 22, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, Seth Partnow comes on and talks about player development cycles, particularly in regard to Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor, the two most productive rookies in the NBA so far this season according to box scores. Why box scores aren't necessarily the be all, end all, why Towns is not the best center in the NBA, and why we have plenty of reason to be excited about young players in the league.
Feb 12, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, I had Danny Leroux on to talk about what went down at the NBA Trade Deadline. I also explained at the top why there was no show earlier in the week. To make up for it, we went super long and talked about a variety of things, including Houston and Dwight Howard, what the Pelicans' direction is, what Orlando was thinking, and whether or not the Clippers are real contenders. At the end, we also chatted about Danny's new project called Blind Spot Removal, which seeks to help provide incentive for those who have a pop culture blind spot that is particularly egregious.
Feb 12, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, Jordan White of Vice Sports, Uproxx, Hardwood Paroxysm, just about everywhere on the internet, comes on and talks about the All-Star game and All-Star weekend. Topics include why we love the Rising Stars game, why we're excited about big men in the Skill Competition, if Zach LaVine is the best dunker ever, and if we think the NBA All-Star game is worth getting excited over. At the end, we also had a 10-minute digression about comic book movies, including Deadpool, X-Men, and Superman if you're into that thing.
Feb 10, 2016
In this edition of the podcast, my colleague over at CBS Sports Robby Kalland hops on to chat about the trade rumors that are engulfing the Atlanta Hawks right now. Will they move Al Horford? Jeff Teague? What is the situation down there like? Also, Robby gives an interesting trade proposal involving Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Al Horford and Jeff Teague. Oh, and he also gives a funny story about what happened when he saw Lucas Nogueira for the first time at Summer League after the Hawks traded him back in 2014.
Feb 9, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, I have regular guest Danny Leroux hop on and discuss why the Knicks might have fired Derek Fisher, and what the heck the Kings are doing with George Karl. Both decisions are pretty surprising.
Feb 4, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, I talk with Derek Bodner of Philly Mag, Draft Express, and USA Today. We chat about the situation with the Philadelphia 76ers, including stuff about the Jerry Colangelo/Sam Hinkie front office question, the development of Jahlil Okafor, and how they're going to have a lot of decisions upcoming about who to build around. After that, we discuss the NBA Draft for a majority of the podcast, including Ben Simmons vs. Brandon Ingram, Buddy Hield's rising draft stock, and who some of the players are that we like more than the general consensus, and like a bit less than the general consensus.
Feb 1, 2016
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, I have on Danny Leroux to discuss the Phoenix Suns firing Jeff Hornacek finally, and what direction the organization should look to go at this point. How does the roster shake out? How desirable is the job? Who could be traded come deadline time? All of that stuff and more. Plus, at the end, Danny and I also discuss the high school event he went to this weekend, and his first impressions of likely future NBA players like Josh Jackson and Thon Maker, among others.
Jan 10, 2016
In light of the Brooklyn Nets firing both their coach and general manager midseason, I got with Seth Partnow from Nylon Calculus to discuss what lies ahead for the organization in light of this change. Hint: it's pretty bleak.
Jan 6, 2016
In the first Game Theory Podcast of the new year, I get with Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports to chat about what's been going on in college hoops over the last few weeks. We chat about Kentucky's struggles, LSU's turnaround, VIllanova, that insane Kansas-Oklahoma game, and some Pac-12 stuff at the end.
Dec 11, 2015
In this edition, Robby Kalland comes on to chat about college football news and awards. He goes on plenty of rants about bowl cities and why awards are really stupid. We also chatted about Greg Schiano and Jeremy Pruitt getting defensive coordinator jobs at major institutions.
Dec 10, 2015
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, I chat with Draft Express's Mike Schmitz about a variety of topics related to scouting players for the NBA Draft. The majority of our time is spent on the Kentucky kids, including Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray, Tyler Ulis and Isaiah Briscoe. Then, we chatted briefly about Vanderbilt's prospects as well as quickly touching on Caris LeVert's stock.
Dec 8, 2015
In this edition, Seth Partnow comes on and discusses the 76ers' upheaval in the front office, with Jerry Colangelo joining Sam Hinkie in the front office as Chairman of Basketball Operations. Can this situation last? Can they work together? Is this a PR stunt? A lot of questions still without many answers, so we chat about what we think the final result will look like.
Dec 4, 2015
In this edition, good friend of the program Robby Kalland comes on to discuss college football picks for Conference Championship week. We also do a bit of a deep dive into the year of Puntin', chatted about the hilarity that was TCU-Baylor, and also just generally had a good time discussing the landscape of college football.
Dec 3, 2015
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, Yahoo!'s Jeff Eisenberg comes on and chats about the teams we both saw at the Wooden Legacy this past weekend (Providence, Michigan State and Arizona), as well as the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Also, Jeff notes that Oregon is a team to watch this year.
Nov 26, 2015
In this edition, Robby Kalland and I discuss Thanksgiving plans, stuffing thoughts, and what exactly do you do with gravy? Also, we give our Week 13 College Football picks, and discuss the college football coaching carousel.
Nov 24, 2015
In this edition of the podcast, I get with Draft Express's Mike Schmitz and chat about the NBA Draft. Including talk about Ben Simmons and why he's not the surefire No. 1 pick and a savior, and what we think of Duke prospects Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram. Near the end, we discuss Mike's scouting trips to Puerto Rico to see Miami and Utah and Kansas City for the CBE Hall of Fame Classic.
Nov 24, 2015
In this edition of the podcast, Fred Katz from Fox Sports hops on to discuss what's going on with the Clippers. Is the defense fixable? What's going on with the bench. How amazing has Blake Griffin been this year? After that, we also chatted for around 15 minutes about Kristaps Porzingis and how he's awesome. Full-stop, just a very good basketball player already.
Nov 20, 2015
In this edition of the Game Theory Podcast, we bring back weekly friend of the program Robby Kalland to pick the Week 12 slate of college football. It's SEC-SoCon challenge week, with Alabama taking on Charleston Southern. Oh, and I guess there are some other big games like Baylor-Oklahoma State and Michigan State-Ohio State.
Nov 17, 2015
Danny Leroux from the Sporting News and Real GM covers the Warriors full time, so I decided to chat with him and find out what exactly makes this Warriors team so much better than everyone else in the NBA. Then at the end, we discuss just how easy it would be for the Warriors to end up with Kevin Durant this offseason.
Nov 16, 2015
Late on Sunday night, following the Boston Celtics 100-85 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, I chatted with Seth Partnow about each team and discussed where they are heading into the rest of the season. We didn't really delve into the game, but rather about how each team got into the situation they're in now, and how they can go about building into the future (in the Thunder's case, more immediately). As always, thanks for listening. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes at Game Theory Podcast by Sam Vecenie
Nov 13, 2015
Robby Kalland from CBS Sports and I chat about this week's College Football slate. Week 11 features an Oklahoma-Baylor matchup, but beyond that it looks a little light. Also, we hand out the inaugural PUNT OF THE WEEK award. Check it out.
Nov 12, 2015
What in god's name is going on in Sacramento right now? I chat with Danny Leroux of RealGM to talk about the Kings situation, and how they've been a bit mismanaged over the last few years. We also chatted about the Pistons and Magic later in the podcast.
Nov 11, 2015
More College Hoops Preview stuff! This time around, Ricky O'Donnell joins me to chat about what to expect from the college basketball season in 2015-16. Some big topics discussed: Is Kansas the number one team in the country? What do we think of Maryland? Can Indiana take the leap? Ricky also gives some Final Four predictions, and then we also chatted about the 2016 recruiting class for 15 minutes at the end.
Nov 10, 2015
Seth Partnow joins the podcast today to talk about the Philadelphia 76ers' rebuilding process, as well as what's going on with the Los Angeles Lakers situation.
Nov 9, 2015
With college basketball set to tip off later this week, I invited The Sporting News's Troy Machir on to preview the season. We chatted about the coming rule changes, some potential breakout players and teams, and then I make Troy give a way-too-early prediction on who the Final Four and national champions will be.
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