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

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    NBA Draft Fact or Fiction with Matt Pennie; Kendall Brown, Jaden Ivey, No. 1 overall pick contenders, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 87:55

    Matt Pennie is here with Sam to talk a little NBA Draft. We each pose four Fact or Fiction-style questions to each other without any prep, and dive deep into the NBA Draft. Your eight statements that are decided upon in terms of fact/fiction -This is the best start to a college basketball season in the last decade -Jaden Ivey has solidified himself as a top-five pick in the 2022 NBA Draft -Kendall Brown has solidified himself as a top-8 guy in the 2022 NBA Draft -Max Christie is the first Michigan prospect taken in the 2022 NBA Draft -Tyrese Hunter is a better prospect than Kennedy Chandler -The 2022 NBA Draft Class has the worst lead guard crop since the 2015 NBA Draft -Paolo Banchero and Chet Holmgren are the only two players that have a real shot to go No 1 overall -Chet Holmgren is not the only 2022 first round pick on the Gonzaga Bulldogs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    21 Questions with Dave DuFour, including Steph, the Warriors, Nets, Suns, Wizards, first-time All-NBA guys, DeMar DeRozan, Tyrese Maxey and much more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 84:36


    The 21 Questions Covered: Are the Golden State Warriors the NBA title favorites?  Fact or fiction? From the mid-point of last year onward, Stephen Curry has been the best player in the NBA It seems like there is a consistent outrage economy right now surrounding the Brooklyn Nets. The Brooklyn Nets are also 11-5, and currently tied for the first place in the Eastern Conference. How do we feel about the Nets right now, and do we think something is off or that they're fine? The Phoenix Suns are on a 10-game winning streak and look like a buzzsaw again because of Chris Paul. Are we ever going to see someone like Paul again? A small point who lasts into his late 30s and dominates games in this way.  How are the Washington Wizards doing this?  Which team of the following are you most panicked about? Milwaukee, Boston, Atlanta We're about one-fifth of the way through the season. Who is the team that decides at the deadline that it's time to break up some of their core and make a big trade that acts more as a "seller." Okay, the obligatory three minutes that every podcast must do on Ben Simmons. It feels like this thing goes through cycles of pressure, and that the pressure has been ratcheted down again. A deal isn't close now, but do we think Simmons finishes the season as a Sixer, and what is a potential move that actually makes sense? But speaking of Simmons, the 76ers have a burgeoning star right now in Tyrese Maxey. How has Maxey gone about making this leap into looking like the point guard of the future for the 76ers? The closest team to you for the last couple of years has been San Antonio, so you've gotten a close look at DeMar DeRozan when everyone seemed to tune the Spurs out. Do we think that like, people just weren't watching how good he was last year? Why do people seem to be surprised that he's been as great as he's been in Chicago? The hardest team for me to figure out in the NBA right now is the Dallas Mavericks. They are 9-5. Ostensibly, they're winning games. They are also below the league average in both offense and defense, have a negative point differential, and Luka Doncic hasn't quite worked his way back into the peak of his powers. Are you buying or selling the Mavericks long-term? The Clippers are 9-6 and holding steady without Kawhi. Is there a more important player to his team in the NBA right now than Paul George? Who is the most fun team in the NBA, and why is it the Memphis Grizzlies? Who is the least fun team in the NBA right now, and why is it the New Orleans Pelicans?  Every season since 1991, there have been at least two players who have never made the All-NBA team make the team for the first time. Who are your picks for those two players this year? Every year since 2006, there has been at least one new player to make the All-Defense team int he NBA. Who is your pick among players that have never made All-Defense?  The Lakers are 25th in offensive rating, and are only 8-8 despite playing the fifth-easiest schedule thus far in the league. Do we think the problems expand beyond "no LeBron James" for the Lakers, or is it just a matter of getting him back and starting to roll? The Nuggets have no Michael Porter Jr. and no Jamal Murray. They are shooting 30 percent from 3. How in the world does this team still have a winning record?  How do we think the Neil Olshey inquiry ends following the "fair and independent review" of the workplace environment that he has fostered since running the Trail Blazers? The Cavs are starting to come back down to earth with losses to Boston, Brooklyn and Golden State. Do you believe it's important for them to compete this year, or is it fine if they are still a year away given that they seem to have found the actual organizational centerpiece in Evan Mobley?  Have you accepted Pokuism, the belief that Aleksej Pokusevski is your basketball lord and savior? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    2022 NBA Mock Draft Back-and-Forth, 1.0 with Matt Pennie: The Week One Podcast that will make us look real dumb!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 111:00

    It's back! Pennie and Vecenie go back and forth, doing a deep dive on the 2022 NBA Draft, Mock Draft style, making picks out to No. 30 back and forth in an exercise that will almost assuredly make us look dumb as soon as next week, given this draft class. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft Champions' Classic Deep Dive: Paolo Banchero, Trevor Keels and Ochai Agbaji impress as Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State face off

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 65:47

    Matt Pennie is here to record a first reaction episode to the Champions' Classic on the NBA Draft. We dive into Paolo Banchero, Trevor Keels and Ochai Agbaji as well as all of the many other prospects who played on Tuesday in the opener. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    21 Questions Previewing the College Basketball Season w/ Rob Dauster

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 126:52


    Rob Dauster joins to run through everything you need to know about the 2021-22 college basketball season, 21 Questions style. College basketball is older than it's been in years due to the decision to grant an extra year of eligibility. Does that mean we think the quality will be better? What is your favorite preseason bet on winning the national title? Who is your national player of the Year pick? Do we buy the Gonzaga hype?  ACC: This is Coach K's farewell season. Will you miss him? And do we think this Duke team has a chance to actually win the title given that they are ranked top-five in the preseason? ACC: Is the ACC kind of down this year? I have no first round prospects in the ACC right now outside of Duke. Duke is the only top-20 KenPom team at 10.  Big East: Are we sure that Villanova is by far the favorite? Who is the No. 2 team in the Big East?  Big Ten: The Big 10 is definitely the best league, right? Michigan, Illinois, Purdue and Ohio State look loaded. Maryland and Michigan State are talented. Big Ten: Kofi Cockburn, Trevion Williams, Hunter Dickinson, EJ Liddell, Trayce Jackson Davis, Zach Edey, even Keegan Murray to an extent. Can you remember the last time a league had this many great bigs? Big 12: Am I missing something on Kansas? Big 12: this race feels totally open to me. This is not just a Kansas walkover right?  Pac-12: UCLA went to the Final Four, returned all of its top-10 rotation players, and brought in Myles Johnson and Peyton Watson? Do we think they're the Final Four team that got hot late, or more the early season team that struggled last year? Pac-12: This is a weird league. Do we buy Arizona coming back to relevance? Can Oregon's transfers coalesce? USC without Evan Mobley? Colorado is a top-40 team without McKinley Wright? Is the SEC the deepest league? It feels like the most talented, athletic league to me across the board.  How weird is this Kentucky team?  AAC: Houston and Memphis are considered the two best teams in the league in the preseason. Which one do you like better? Anything teams you're looking forward to seeing? MWC, A10, MVC, rest of WCC: Who is the best team in these leagues? Best mid/low-major team?  Who is the most underrated team in the country?  Who will win the national title? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Sarver Report and other news; Breaking down the NBA's sophomore class with Matt Pennie

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 108:27


    Pennie and Vecenie are here, and we chat about the second-year players across the NBA. First though, we do a little news recap including the Robert Sarver report, the Celtics team meeting, and some rookie scale options being declined. We run through Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman, Pat Williams, Tyrese Haliburton, the Pistons' guys, Desmond Bane, Cole Anthony, and plenty others. On top of that, when we dive into Precious Achiuwa, I make sure to spend some time on the Raptors given that the previous 21 Questions podcast was only 20 questions because I missed one on the Raps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    21 Questions with Nekias Duncan, including the Heat, the Bulls, fouls, the Celtics, Evan Mobley, Zion, and plenty more

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 83:30


    Nekias Duncan from The Dunker Spot and Basketball News is here to dive into what we've seen from the NBA thus far. Questions on the Bulls, the Heat, Evan Mobley, the Celtics, Zion and plenty more. Full list below: Is the Miami Heat the best team in the NBA? I think they're the best, most complete team I've seen this year.  We definitely trust Jimmy, Bam and Kyle at this point. But do we think that this Tyler Herro two-week star turn is real? The Chicago Bulls are the other team I've probably enjoyed watching most this year in the East. Do you believe in the Bulls yet, and how much does the Pat Williams injury hurt them? DeMar DeRozan: closer to the Hall of Fame than we think? My case: by the end of the year, DeRozan will likely be right around No. 55 all-time in scoring. At the end of next year if he averages 20 points per night, he'll be around No. 43. All of the top-48 scorers all time are in the HOF?  Boston might be a mess. What the hell is happening with the Celtics on both ends of the floor, where they don't look good in any regard? What do you think of foul calls league-wide? Are you a fan of fewer fouls being called on shots? Is there room for improvement?  Speaking of the fouling thing, do we think the narrative that some players have been affected by the new interpretation of the rules is true? For example, do we believe that James Harden is more just working his way back into shape, or do we think he's actually playing at a less elite level due to officiating? Who is your favorite league pass team so far? You don't really watch a ton of college basketball, but you've now seen this rookie class for a couple of weeks. How excited are you about Evan Mobley literally transforming Cleveland's defense? The Hawks are taking more midrange jumpers than any other team in the NBA, and fewer above-the-break 3s than any team other than Phoenix or Chicago. How worried are we about the Nate McMillan era in its first full season? Up until last night against Toronto, the Knicks have been running some sweet, sweet halfcourt offense. They were literally first in the NBA in points per possession out of halfcourt, per Synergy, at 1.033. Do we trust this to hold up? Toronto is 5-3 after a road win against the Knicks. Do we trust Toronto's weird mix of guys between 6-foot-7 and 6-foot-10 who can sort of, kind of shoot to continue generating efficient halfcourt offense by running and taking 3s? Draymond Green has looked incredible to start the season. Are we sure he shouldn't have made the NBA 75?  Portland's defense is statistically fine but it feels a bit noisy based off of shot quality being strong for opposition. Do we think they can actually turn it around or is this the end of this core's run? The Pacers finally got a second win last night, and Caris LeVert helped them look much better. But do we think the Pacers are the most likely team to shake things up a bit pre-deadline?  How worried are you about the entirety of the Zion Williamson situation? If you were ranking players on the Lakers in terms of importance, how high would Austin Reaves rank? In other words, how worried are you about the way the depth veteran signings have played outside of Carmelo?  The Jazz are averaging the second-fewest passes per possession right now. Two years ago, they were in the top-third of the league. Despite very little personnel change overall, do you think this style of play is more sustainable for them as they try to move toward playoff success? The Wizards are winning with depth. Kyle Kuzma has been good. KCP has been good. Spencer Dinwiddie and Montrezl Harrell have given them more offensive firepower. Are we at the point where we buy the Wizards as a playoff team?  Small sample size theatre: which top-10 defense do we buy most so far: Minnesota, Chicago, or Dallas? The all-important No. 1 question comes last: Have you accepted Aleksej Pokusevski as the basketball lord and savior? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    NBA Rookie Report One Week into their Careers with Matt Pennie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 83:12

    Matt Pennie joins Sam to break down the first week we've seen from the NBA's rookies so far. Special attention to Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes, Jalen Green, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Chris Duarte, Josh Giddey and Davion Mitchell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA's first week through the eyes of its title contenders with Tony Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 97:54


    Tony Jones from The Athletic is here, we run through the NBA's first week by breaking down its contenders and more. We dive in by discussing some of the weaknesses the league has shown so far. We start with Brooklyn, then go to the Lakers. Then, we move to the East and run through Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Atlanta (not Miami just because I haven't seen them yet). Then we run through Utah, Denver, Phoenix, the Clippers, the Mavs, and the hit on plenty of other teams throughout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    21 Questions with Danny Leroux, jumping around the NBA's opening games

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 75:38

    Danny Leroux joins for a new style of episode jumping around the NBA to talk about the NBA's first games, including Giannis, the Mavericks, the Hawks, and plenty other topics. The goal here is to do a show where we can talk about a lot of things within an hour and have fun doing so. We spend approximately three minutes on each question, and they include: -what team disappointed you most with their opener? -What team surprised you most? -If Giannis learned how to shoot pull-ups like he showed confidence with in the opener, how drastically does that alter the MVP/best player in the world discussion? -Did the Suns make the right or wrong call not extending DeAndre Ayton? -Is Anthony Edwards the most fun player in the NBA? -Kings! I think my pick for first time all-star in the west this year is De'Aaron Fox in a wild card slot. Are you as high on Fox as I am? -Can Eric Bledsoe sustain in a Bruce Brown-like role from last year?  -The Spurs were really fun against the Magic. Who is your favorite young guy on the Spurs? -How long does this three-big experiment last for the Cavaliers?  -Can Will Barton bring the Nuggets jusssstttttt enough offense to keep the perimeter play afloat while Jamal Murray is out for them to sustain as a 50-win team? -Robert Williams looks great for the Celtics. Is there a chance we look back at that deal as a legitimate steal for Boston? -the pacers tossed up 3s on 53% of their shots. They lost to the Hornets in the opener, but are you more bullish on them just based on process? -Are the Blazers a six-deep team, or do we trust Simons/Little/Snell once he gets back? -are you a believer in Pokuism, the acceptance of Aleksej Pokusevski as your basketball savior? And others! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Opening Night! Warriors-Lakers and Nets-Bucks breakdown; Rookie Extension Breakdown on Ayton, Jaren Jackson, Bridges, Huerter with Cole Huff

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 86:48

    It's Opening Night in the NBA! I chatted with Cole Huff from The Athletic about Warriors-Lakers and Bucks-Nets. We saw tonight that continuity matters. But, are we worried about Russell Westbrook? Do we just stay the course with the Lakers? Why Anthony Davis looks awesome. What did we think of the Warriors tonight? Then, we chat about the Bucks. Jordan Nwora looks great, Jrue Holiday looks great, and Giannis looks like he's going to destroy worlds. On top of it, the Nets are also just going to take some time but Kevin Durant remains incredible. We finish on rookie extensions. We chat about the Deandre Ayton lack of extension, followed by some thoughts on Jaren Jackson Jr., Mikal Bridges, and Kevin Huerter. Finally, Marvin Bagley III's reps threw down the gauntlet on the Kings. Some thoughts on his career so far and where it goes from here. What is the best outcome? Why this has been a bad situation for everyone involved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 NBA Draft Preview: Guards, including Jaden Hardy, some upside returnees, and a lot more questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 97:41

    Matt Pennie and I preview the guards in the 2022 NBA Draft Class. Including Jaden Hardy, Jaden Ivey, JD Davison, Kennedy Chandler, TyTy Washington, Nolan Hickman, Aminu Mohammed, Jean Montero, Andre Curbelo, Jordan Hall, Kadary richmond, Iverson Molinar, Kendric Davis, Max Abmas, Adam Flagler, Jahvon Quinerly and some further. We also talk about my diving into Boston sports and culture in a way that I'm almost serious about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Ben Simmons comes to the 76ers front door unannounced; Kyrie won't play or practice until he is a full participant

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 59:41

    Derek Bodner is here and we chat about the two dominant NBA storylines of the preseason that came to a head on Tuesday: Ben Simmons coming to the front door of the 76ers unannounced to return to the team, and Kyrie Irving being ruled out of all basketball activities until something changes with his vaccination status or the rules allowing him to play in home games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Preseason Awards Preview: MVP race, DPOY takes, ROY, and fun superlatives with Dave DuFour

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 86:00

    Dave DuFour is here to break down all of the potential awards races this year, from Kevin Durant and the narrative race for MVP; DPOY and the push for a perimeter player to win; some ROY thoughts and a sleeper to win that award; and other stuff like most likely to be traded, most interesting trade targets, and plenty more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 NBA Draft Preview: Wings with AJ Griffin and many question marks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 104:12

    Matt Pennie and I preview the wings in the 2022 NBA Draft Class. Including AJ Griffin, Peyton Watson, Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez, Benn Mathurin, Dyson Daniels, and a slew of freshmen. We also talked a bit about a big Boston sports weekend with Pennie, my Instagram account dying an oil-covered death at the hands of Nicolas Cage, and we talk a lot about The Many Saints of Newark at the end. Finally, we close with four minutes on Emoni Bates' measurements that people seem to be melting down about online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Western Conference Win Total Over/Unders Preview with Robby Kalland

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 81:53

    For the fourth year in a row, Robby Kalland joins Sam for the only essential preview podcast: NBA Win total over/unders. This episode is on the Western Conference. We use our good friends over at BetMGM and their win total lines to dive deep into each team, and discuss what we think will happen this year for every one. The teams go in alphabetical order.  DAL: 48.5; DEN: 47.5; GSW: 48.5; HOU: 27.5; LAC: 45.5; LAL: 52.5; MEM: 41.5; MIN: 34.5; NO: 39.5; OKC: 23.5: PHX: 51.5; POR: 44.5; SAC: 36.5; SAS: 28.5; UTA: 52.5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Eastern Conference Win Total Over/Unders 2021-22 with Robby Kalland

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 90:19

    For the fourth year in a row, Robby Kalland joins Sam for the only essential preview podcast: NBA Win total over/unders. This episode is on the Eastern Conference. We use our good friends over at BetMGM and their win total lines to dive deep into each team, and discuss what we think will happen this year for every one. The teams go in alphabetical order. The numbers we go off of can be found below: ATL 47.5; BOS 45.5; BKN 56.6; CHA 38.5; CHI 42.5; CLE 26.5; DET 24.5; IND 42.5; MIA 48.5; MIL 54.5; NYK 41.5; ORL 22.5; PHI 50.5; TOR 35.5; WAS 33.5 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Contenders and Pretenders: Eastern Conference outlook with Fred Katz

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 85:47

    Fred Katz joins the show, and we tier the Eastern Conference into four ways: Pretenders, Play-in Contenders, Playoff Contenders, and Title Contenders. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 NBA Draft Preview: Wing Forwards with Patrick Baldwin, Jabari Smith, more; Plus, J.J. Redick retires

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 115:21

    Matt Pennie joins Sam to run through a preseason lookahead to the 2022 NBA Draft. Who are the wing forwards that you need to know? We do deep dives on Patrick Baldwin, Jabari Smith, Caleb Houstan, Kendall Brown, Matthew Mayer, Keegan Murray, Julian Champagnie, Jabari Walker, E.J. Liddell, Michael Foster, Toumani Camara, Dawson Garcia, Moussa Diabate, then throw out some of the sleeper names we like. First though, we start on J.J. Redick's retirement, one of the most interesting careers in the last two decades of basketball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 NBA Draft Preview: Big men; Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero, Jalen Duren and many others with Matt Pennie

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 100:43


    Matt Pennie joins Sam to run through a preseason lookahead to the 2022 NBA Draft. Who are the big men that you need to know? We do deep dives on Chet Holmgren, Paolo Banchero and Jalen Duren. Then, we move onto Daimion Collins, Mark Williams, Trayce Jackson-Davis, Drew Timme, Walker Kessler, Azuolas Tubelis, Kofi Cockburn, Hunter Dickinson, Moussa Cisse. Armando Bacot, Liam Robbins, Trevion Williams, Zach Edey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    The Ben Simmons Podcast: How good is he? What is his value? Where does he end up? with John Hollinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 57:20

    The podcast where John Hollinger and I explore the biggest swing piece still remaining this offseason: Ben Simmons. What should Philadelphia do with him? What is his value? Where do we think the best landing spots are? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Emoni Bates to Memphis with Jalen Duren; Shaedon Sharpe to Kentucky; OTE and some NBA Draft CBB injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 73:14

    Matt Pennie is back! We break down Emoni Bates and the Memphis Tigers. We talk Kentucky getting Shaedon Sharpe, a top-5 player in the 2022 recruiting class; Then, OTE and some college hoops injuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Offseason Recaps! Pacific Division: Golden State, Lakers, Clippers, Phoenix, Sacramento

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 82:38

    Dieter Kurtenbach, the busiest man in Bay Area media, has returned to break down the Pacific Division's offseason moves. We do deep dives into all of Golden State, Lakers, Clippers, Phoenix, Sacramento, discussing whether or not they got better this offseason Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Offseason Recaps! Central Division: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee w/ James Edwards

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 58:55

    James Edwards joins the show to break down the offseasons for all of Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee. We do deep dives on each and explain whether or not each of these teams looking to compete on some level next season got better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Offseason Recaps! Northwest Division: Denver, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Portland, Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 70:01

    Andrew Schlecht makes his long-awaited Game Theory Podcast debut, and his dulcet tones break down the offseason moves made by teams in the Northwest Division! We chat Denver, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, Portland, Utah, a group of teams marked as much by what they didn't do as opposed to what they did Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Offseason Recaps! Southeast Division: Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando, Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 62:59

    Danny Leroux is here to run through all of the offseason moves that occurred this past season in the Southeast Division. We hit Atlanta, Charlotte, Miami, Orlando, Washington in detail, discussing how each team got better or worse this offseason Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Offseason Recaps! Atlantic Division: Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Toronto w/ Blake Murphy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 80:05

    Blake Murphy joins the show and we dive deep into the Atlantic Division, breaking down all of the offseason moves from Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, and Toronto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Offseason Recaps! Southwest Division: Dallas, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, and San Antonio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 69:22

    Danny Leroux joins the podcast, and we break down the offseasons of Dallas, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, and San Antonio. For a quick time stamp: Dallas: start Houston: 15:00 Memphis: 22:30 New Orleans: 35:00 San Antonio Spurs: 51:00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Summer League Start! Cade/Jalen; Mobley/Suggs; Rookies! Surprises! The Too-Good-For-Summer-League Team! Also, STRUS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 93:35

    Matt Pennie and Sam Vecenie run through the first few days of Las Vegas Summer League, breaking down all the important action which has occurred in this largely inconsequential event that creates volcanic hot takes every year.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Free Agency Frenzy, Days 1 and 2: Bulls, Pelicans, Heat, Lakers, Knicks, Spurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 66:34

    In this episode, Dave DuFour joins the show to talk about what we've seen from the first two days of NBA free agency. We chat about the Bulls (first 15 minutes), the Pelicans (15:00-30:00), the Heat (30-36:00), the Lakers (36:00-44:00), the Knicks (43:00-48:00), the Spurs (48:00-53:00), then kind of a grab bag of other moves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 NBA Draft Deep Dive with Matt Pennie! Everything that happened on Thursday night gets broken down

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 99:05

    Pennie and Vecenie break down the 2021 NBA Draft, doing a deep dive on all of what we saw. From Cade Cunningham going No. 1, to the fit between Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen, to the surprises throughout the lottery and the teams that succeeded, we run through everything we saw on Thursday night. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 NBA Draft Preview: Best bets and Over/Under Draft slots

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 80:06

    Pennie and Vecenie do a deep dive into NBA Draft betting props, discussing every over/under prop on the board right now. It serves as a good little set discussion point as we head into draft day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mock Draft! What we would do at each of the top-30 picks in the 2021 NBA Draft w/ Matt Pennie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 85:15

    Pennie and Sam run through the draft order and go back and forth, giving the top-30 picks and explaining why this is what they would do.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft Big Board: Matt Pennie shares The Pennie 20, his top-20 prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 78:50

    It's a rankings episode! Matt Pennie shares his top-20 prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft. We also discuss how he went about making the rankings, and he gets to share some love on some of the high school standouts from Cartersville with Under Armour's first recruiting event of the season. Oh, and we discuss movies, including one of my favorite movies I've seen this entire year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft Deadline Decision Day and NIL Rights with Matt Pennie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 82:01

    Pennie is here. We run through some thoughts on NIL rights, and on the NBA Draft Deadline Decision Day. We answer the important questions here, too. How much would Pennie's NIL rights have been worth at UMass? What movies have you watched more than any other in your lifetime? And what players made good decisions to turn pro? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Phoenix Suns making the NBA Finals is one of the craziest turnarounds in recent professional sports history with Sreekar Jasthi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 70:24


    Sreekar Jasthi, aka SreekyShooter, joins to chat about the Suns going to the NBA Finals with the fellas. Everything you need to know about this crazy season of Phoenix basketball. The Devin Booker conversation; James Jones building the team; Monty Williams going from not-great in New Orleans to phenomenal in Phoenix; Chris Paul; and being the man to make the jokes and memes about the whole franchise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    NBA Draft Combine Recap; How good would Shaquille O'Neal Be in the Modern NBA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 84:06


    Matt Pennie and Sam run through some NBA Draft Combine stuff, including what is valuable to take away from the combine? How should we be evaluating it versus tape versus pro days versus every other piece of the process? First though, they start on "what would Shaquille O'Neal look like in today's NBA? Would he be just as dominant as he was in the 1990s and 2000s? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Hawks-Bucks Deep Dive; Suns/Ayton; F9, and the Fast and Furious Series Ranking with Robby Kalland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 105:31

    Robby Kalland joins for the only important podcast of the year: the F9 recap, along with updated Fast and Furious rankings. Oh yeah, given that this is a basketball podcast, we talked a bit about Hawks-Bucks and the Suns for the first hour. The Fast and Furious convo is absolutely spoiler-heavy, but if you're here for basketball and haven't seen F9, you are safe until around the hour mark when we give a clear EJECTO PODCAST, CUZ warning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft Lottery Recap! Mini-episode breaking down Detroit, Houston, Cleveland and Toronto Celebrating!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 52:02

    Matt Pennie is here to break down what happened in the 2021 NBA Draft Lottery, and discuss Cade Cunningham, Jalen Suggs, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley. Also some Combine talk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sixers-Hawks; Trae Love; Ben Simmons Gotta Go; Clips-Jazz; Bucks-Nets; Kemba Trade; Draft Lottery Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 83:50

    James Edwards from The Athletic is here and we run through everything that happened in basketball this weekend. It was a lot. A breakdown of the 76ers and Hawks series. Some flowers for Trae Young, and real questions about the Ben Simmons era in Philly. A Clips-Jazz breakdown, and what happens when you don't have a circuit breaker for when the scheme gets broken. Bucks-Nets, the best Game 7 of the playoffs. Some quick thoughts on the Kemba Walker Trade. And a Draft Lottery Preview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Draft Combine and Lottery Preview with Matt Pennie; What to Expect as the League gathers in Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 74:55

    Matt Pennie joins and we run through the NBA Draft Combine, G League Elite Camp, and some thoughts on the lottery heading into the week. Who are the most important names to know in terms of who could be moving around the board? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Madness on a Wednesday; Danny Leroux breaks the CP3, Kawhi, SVG, LaMelo news (and much more!) to Sam after he wakes, and they react on the fly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 66:42


    Sam didn't wake up until 6:30 AM Melbourne time, which meant that while he was asleep, the NBA basically broke. Danny Leroux broke all the news to him live on the spot, so he reacted to all of the wild news that happened in the NBA on June 16. In order.... -Chris Paul in COVID protocols -Kawhi Leonard injured with an ACL injury -Stan Van Gundy out in New Orleans -Scott Brooks out in Washington -Donnie Nelson out in Dallas -LaMelo wins ROY -John Calipari? -Then finally, a discussion of Kevin Durant, an absolute superstar who painted his masterpiece last night against Milwaukee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Jalen Duren is that dude, and Predicting the 2021 NBA Draft Risers During the Pre-Draft Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 85:12

    Pennie is here, and we run through what he saw at Pangos All-American camp, then talk about eight guys we would bet on to help themselves during the 2021 NBA Pre-Draft Process. We also break down what it's like to be savagely burned on the internet by someone calling you a pipsqueak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Clippers-Mavs Game 7; Philly-76ers Game 1; Bucks-Nets Game 1; Suns-Nuggets w/ Drake U'u

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 90:16

    Former NBA scout and executive Drake U'u joins the podcast to chat about Clippers-Mavs Game 7; Philly-76ers Game 1; Bucks-Nets Game 1; Suns-Nuggets; and a couple of minutes at the end about the 2021 NBA Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Celtics did WHAT?! Coach K RETIRES?! The NBA Draft Early Entry List is HOW LONG?! Mare of Easttown is OVER?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 82:56


    Matt Pennie is here and we run through the Celtics news, Coach K news, the NBA Draft Early Entry list, and we talk more about Mare of Easttown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Overtime Elite makes a splash; Alperen Sengun takes a leap; Mare of Easttown, and Sam live-watches the Penguins lose

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 69:56

    Matt Pennie is here and we have a grassroots episode for Pennie to take the lead. Overtime Elite has signed four players, all of whom are very interesting long-term prospects. Sam lets Pennie explain them, while they talk through the Overtime Elite program a bit and try to figure out where it's headed. Additionally, we run through Alperen Sengun, who continues to build buzz due to his terrific Turkish League playoffs. Then, we talk Pennie recruiting stories, and he gives a beauty. Finally, Sam and Pennie go deep into Mare of Easttown, explaining why we love the show and giving our theories on what happens. That is a very spoiler-ridden conversation, and one that we give ample warning to for people to turn off if they haven't seen the show yet. It starts at around the 55:00 mark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Playoffs! Early Round One Series Breakdown. All Eight Series! With Dave DuFour

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 68:59

    NBA Playoffs breakdown with Dave DuFour. We run through each of the eight series currently taking place.  In order: ATL-NYK, MIL-MIA, BKN-BOS, PHI-WAS. Then, UTA-MEM, LAL-PHX, LAC-DAL, and DEN-POR. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NBA Awards Podcast: MVP, All-NBA, ROY, All-Defense, COY, 6MOY, MIP, plus play-in games thoughts with Tony Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 118:26


    Tony Jones is here and we dive deep into the play-in games then go into our NBA Awards picks. Tony is an actual voter for the awards, I am a fake voter, so we run through our picks for MVP, All-NBA, ROY, All-Defense, COY, 6MOY, MIP and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    The NBA MVP Race; Contextualizing Nikola Jokic's season; Is Steph Curry peaking? with Ben Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 67:51

    Ben Taylor is here! We deep dive into the MVP race (among other tangents), discussing Nikola Jokic's historical dominance, Steph Curry's second peak, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Offseason Previews for the Ten Eliminated NBA Teams: HOU, DET, OKC, CLE, ORL, MIN, TOR, CHI, NOP, SAC

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 97:01

    Danny Leroux is here to run through offseason previews for the 10 eliminated teams before the playoffs start on this coming week in the NBA. In order, we go: HOU, DET, OKC, CLE, ORL, MIN, TOR, CHI, NOP, SAC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business Story | Part 3 of 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 21:46

    Part Three of The Athletic’s Origins story for Dell Technologies ‘Small Business Podference’ series. In this episode The Athletic’s co-founders Alex Mather and Adam Hansmann continue on about the company’s expansion into the U.K., how the team got through the shutdown of sports and challenges that lay ahead. Writers, Marcus Thompson, Anthony Slater, Zach Harper and David Aldridge give their thoughts on that process as well. For the complete lineup of episodes, visit delltechnologiespodference.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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