NBA Draft and College Basketball Expert Sam Vecenie talks all levels of hoops.

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  In this episode, Ricky O’Donnell joins the podcast to chat about Fred Hoiberg getting fired by the Chicago Bulls. What do we make of the Hoiberg era? How did the Bulls front office undercut the scheme? Do we have faith in the Bulls getting out of this long-term bad run with John Paxson and


In this episode, Tony Jones from The Athletic joins to discuss the great spitting controversy of 2018, and we lay out prediction about what the punishment should have been for Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram, and Chris Paul. We also discuss how this type of stuff will affect how we remember Rondo’s career. Then, we break


In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach joins Sam to break down Great British Bake Off, Hereditary, Haunting of Hill House…well, for the first seven minutes at least. But if you want to skip forward to the basketball, the Celtics win over the 76ers takes up half the conversation due to the fascinating nature of the game.


In this episode, Dieter Kurtenbach pops on with Sam Vecenie to chat about Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving’s conspiracy theories, their favorite conspiracy theories, Luka Doncic’s debut, Markelle Fultz making 3s, Patrick McCaw’s lack of deal, and the Ryder Cup. But mostly, they laugh about Kyrie, because who HASN’T gone down a YouTube rabbit hole of


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


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


In this Draft Day episode of the Game Theory Podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with Jeff Goodman from Stadium/CLNS Media and Chris Stone from Sporting News about the NBA Draft. First, Jeff and Sam discuss some of the key story lines leading into the draft, from trade discussions to the recruitment, background, and development of some


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


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the NBA Playoffs Conference Finals. First, they break down Game 1 of the Celtics-Cavaliers series, which Boston ran away with by 25 points. We go into the Xs and Os, the performances, and some of the potential adjustments for Game 2. Then, we break down


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the second round of the NBA Playoffs, diving deep on each of the series. First, they run through a post-mortem of the Boston-Milwaukee series where Milwaukee was an abject mess in terms of lineups and Boston saw Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about the weekend that was in the playoffs. They open with about 20 minutes on the Bucks pulling even with Boston following Joe Prunty stumbling backwards into the Thon Maker adjustment, which changed the complexion of the series. Then, the two move on to Wizards-Raptors, Pacers-Cavaliers,


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with friend of the program Cole Zwicker about all of the Game 2s in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs, breaking them down much in the same way they did Game 1. They went in this order: Pacers-Cavs, Philadelphia-Miami, Utah-OKC, Milwaukee-Boston, Pelicans-Blazers, Wizards-Raptors, Wolves-Rockets, Spurs-Warriors.


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker and talks goes in-depth on the first weekend of the NBA Playoffs, breaking down the first game of each series. Here’s the order: Utah-OKC, Milwaukee-Boston, New Orleans-Blazers, Pacers-Cavs, Philly-Miami, Wizards–Raptors, Minnesota-Houston, Golden State-San Antonio. Then, they chat about lessons teams can learn from the playoffs in terms of the NBA


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Zach Harper of Fan Rag Sports and the Count the Dings podcast network to preview the 2018 NBA Playoffs. They run through each series, chatting about their overall thoughts on the series, the matchup within the series they’re looking forward to, and the fake over/under they’re most looking


This episode of the podcast is dedicated to handing out the NBA Awards and All-NBA teams. As is tradition, Dieter Kurtenbach joins the show and he and Sam Vecenie run through each of their teams. We hand out and break down: MVP; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Team All-NBA; Defensive Player of the Year; 1st and


In this episode, Cole Zwicker joins Sam for his weekly appearance on the podcast, where the two chat about the 2017 NBA Draft Class. In detail, they break down the entire class’s performance in their rookie seasons, discussing whether or not each player exceeded expectations, lived up to them, or has work to do as


In this episode, Jared Weiss joins Sam Vecenie and chats about the Kyrie Irving injury. What exactly is Kyrie Irving’s injury in detail? What procedure is he undergoing? How does this affect the Celtics moving forward this season? Do they have a legitimate chance to make the Eastern Conference finals, still? All that and more


In this episode, Sam chats with Cole Zwicker about a variety of topics. First, they talk about the Kawhi Leonard report from ESPN, which noted that teams are going to be gathering their war chest to make big-time offers for Leonard this summer. They chat about the situation surrounding him, his contract situation, and the


Sam Vecenie and Michael Pina discuss Marcus Morris’ breakout play and more on Terry Rozier. Episode recap: In this episode, Sam Vecenie is joined by Michael Pina of Vice Sports about the mess that is the Eastern Conference. What do we think of the Cavaliers, and the problem that is the fact that they haven’t


In the latest episode of the Game Theory, Sam Vecenie and Cole Zwicker have a discussion on the return of Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz. As he’s missed a majority of the season due to should soreness, according to the team. Episode summary: In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with good friend of the program


In this episode of the Game Theory, Sam Vecenie talks with Reags from Barstool Sports on the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament and what they’ve seen so far. In terms of pros and cons thus far. Such as the number of upsets which have then created Cinderella stories. They then talk best players and more who are expected


In this episode, Sam Vecenie is joined by Chris Stone from over at FanSided, where they break down — in pain-staking detail — every NBA prospect matchup in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and all of their potential favorite matchups that could happen later in the Tournament. They start in the South, where


With the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament being set, both Sam and Chris discuss the brackets. From NBA prospects in DeAndre Ayton of Arizona; Trae Young of Oklahoma; and Marvin Bagley of Duke. They go into detail on how the first-round of the tournament will unfold and if there are any nail-biting games which could lead


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with CLNS founding member, Jared Weiss from over at CelticsWire about the terrific Celtics-Rockets game on Saturday night. What makes the Rockets such a tough guard night-in, night-out, particularly when they close games? How does Clint Capela make such an impact even on a night where he doesn’t score? What did


Sam Vecenie and Cole Zwicker discuss how the 76ers have progressed over the years due to their “Trust The Process” campaign. Which led to seasons of which the team was the lop of the lottery. Now the team has one of the brighter futures across the league. Also, discuss the streaking Washington Wizards as. they’ve


Sam Vecenie and Cole Zwicker discuss the talk around Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young. He’s somewhat come back to earth as he hasn’t been playing lights out in comparison to what he did earlier in the season. With Young’s play somewhat fizzling, many have begun to nitpick and question the legitimacy of his game. Is he


The latest episode of with Sam Vecenie and Danny Leroux talks about their big experience during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, California. It was the sixth time the city of Los Angeles hosted the All-Star weekend, which is an NBA record as the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers played as the host teams.


In this episode, Sam is joined by friend of the program Dieter Kurtenbach to chat about what went down on NBA Trade Deadline day, an afternoon ruled by the Cleveland Cavaliers trading half of their roster. How much better did Cleveland get? Did they establish themselves as the favorite of the Eastern Conference? Can they


In this episode, Sam has his weekly podcast with Cole Zwicker, where the two of them chat about some of the news that’s happened in the NBA in recent days. First, they break down the sadness that is the Kristaps Porzingis left ACL tear. Why does he keep getting left-side injuries? How good has he


Reunited once again, the duo of Cole and Sam discuss the significance of Greg Monroe signing with the Boston Celtics and what he can bring to the team. Along with the movement of Monroe heading east to the Celtics, both discuss Nikola Mirotic heading west to the New Orleans Pelicans and teaming up with Anthony


  Sam Vecenie of the college basketball branch of The Athletic and Dan Feldman of NBC Sports, discuss the varying topics surrounding the NBA. Throughout the podcast, Dan will discuss his bewilderment with the situation between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs, as he thought he’d be the safest one to stay in a

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In this episode, Sam chats with Rob Dauster from over at NBC Sports and does something a little bit different. Typically, he has people on who scout college basketball solely for the purpose of breaking them down as NBA prospects. Instead, in this episode, Sam chats with Rob about NBA Draft prospects from the perspective


In this episode, Sam Vecenie has two markedly different discussions. First, he chats with former NBA scouting director and current President of TPG Sports Group Pete Philo about the Ball family over in Lithuania. Pete has been to Lithuania on over 50 scouting trips, and is as much an expert on the area as anyone


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with good friend of the program Cole Zwicker, where they finally do what they’ve been foreshadowing for the last two months: argue about Marvin Bagley III. Vecenie gives the case for Bagley, and why he’s worthy of a top-three pick in the draft. Cole gives the case against him


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Michael Pina from over at Vice Sports about three different topics. First, we chat Cavs -Celtics from Wednesday night, and then do a deep dive on each team. What do they think of Cleveland? How did the Isaiah Thomas addition the night before against Portland affect them? Do we trust


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats about the LA Lakers’ organizational situation, the Kentucky-Louisville game, and Luka Doncic. First, Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation comes on to chat about the Lakers. Particularly, Lane and Vecenie chat about Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, and the strange situations involving both of them. Are the Lakers doing the


In this episode, I chat with Jared Weiss of CelticsWire and CLNS about the Christmas Day NBA games, and each team involved. We talk about them in the order they’ll be played: Sixers-Knicks, Warriors-Cavs, Wizards-Celtics, Rockets-Thunder, and Wolves-Lakers. A nice, extended breakdown on each of those teams, plus a bit of fun stuff at the


In this episode, I chat with good friend of the program Dieter Kurtenbach about the Anthony Davis headlines this week, and try to craft fake trades around the Pelicans star if things go south this year (hint: BOSTON). Then, we chat about some of the other potentially available stars around the league, including Marc Gasol,


On this week’s Game Theory Podcast, Sam Vecenie deep dives on an early edition NBA Draft big board. A substantial amount of time was spent on the Celtics and Lakers draft picks.


In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about two topics. First, we talk about the Celtics. Why has Jayson Tatum been so successful this year? What’s been the difference in his jump shot? How good is Jaylen Brown? What makes Marcus Smart such a special player despite the lack of individual efficiency? Then,


In this episode of the Game Theory Podcast, Sam Vecenie has Danny Leroux on to chat about some of the biggest storylines in the Eastern Conference. Consider it a “researching the enemy show.” Some of the topics: How have the Cavaliers gone on their 11-game win streak? What are the Bucks doing differently since Eric Bledsoe arrived, and is their frontcourt a


Vecenie and Sporting News‘ Chris Stone go deep on Marvin Bagley, Jaren Jackson, Grayson Allen, Miles Bridges, Trevon Duval, Wendell Carter, all of the Kentucky guys, and a few of the Kansas players. Live impressions, what to make of the way they played, the whole nine yards. The audio is just slightly skippy due to recording