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    Game Theory: 76ers Trust the Process; Wizards and Wall?

    Sam and Cole discuss the NBA Draft, Wizards, Sixers and more.


    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 been producing in the absence of John Wall. With Wall out, the team has become more of an uptempo and pass-first type of team. Their style has made people wonder if they’re better without the All-Star.

    Episode summary:

    In this episode, a friend of the program Cole Zwicker joins the show to chat about a few NBA topics as well as a few Draft topics. First, they chat about the Philadelphia 76ers asset management over the last couple of years. Has Bryan Colangelo done anything to inspire 76ers fans with the way he’s handled their roster since taking over for Sam Hinkie?

    Then, they chat about the Wizards, winners of eight of their last 11 without John Wall in the lineup? Is there anything to take away from their ball movement heavy alignment? How good has Tomas Satoransky been since taking over as the starting point guard? What do they like about how this team has operated with Wall, and do how do they think he’ll be integrated back into the fold?

    Finally, they chat about the NBA Draft. What do they make of Collin Sexton’s recent play? Is he still a no-doubt top-10 prospect? Then the majority of the time is spent talking about Arkansas big man Daniel Gafford. What makes Gafford a potential lottery pick despite being outside of the top-40 in his high school class? Then they bounce around a bit, and specifically chat about DeAndre Hunter and Zhaire Smith as long-term prospects at the end.