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Sam Vecenie, a Senior NBA Writer at The Athletic, talks all about basketball. From the NBA, to the NBA Draft, to college hoops and even some high school, Vecenie is has you covered in this show. And some thoughts on movies, too.

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Sam Vecenie, a Senior NBA Writer at The Athletic, talks all about basketball. From the NBA, to the NBA Draft, to college hoops and even some high school, Vecenie is has you covered in this show. And some thoughts on movies, too.

    How can the NCAA save college basketball? Isaiah Stewart Interview

    How can the NCAA save college basketball? Isaiah Stewart Interview

    First, Rob Dauster joins, and we break down all of the news in the NCAA regarding college football cancellations, and whether or not the college basketball season can be saved. Then, I interview Isaiah Stewart out of Washington, a likely first round pick in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Raptors are rolling; Bucks, Sixers, Pacers, Celtics and Heat

    The Raptors are rolling; Bucks, Sixers, Pacers, Celtics and Heat

    In this episode, I chat with Blake Murphy about the Eastern Conference as we head down the stretch of the seeding games. We do 30 minutes on the Raptors particularly, and what makes them such a tough out heading into the playoffs. Then we chat Bucks, Celtics, Heat, 76ers and Pacers.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Western Conference Title Race w/ Fred Katz

    Western Conference Title Race w/ Fred Katz

    In this episode, I chat with Fred Katz from The Athletic about the Race in the Western Conference. We chat Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, Jazz, Rockets, Thunder, and Mavericks.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    NBA Restart Analysis; Isaac Injury; Race For No. 8 in West; Skylar Mays Interview

    NBA Restart Analysis; Isaac Injury; Race For No. 8 in West; Skylar Mays Interview

    Seth Partnow comes on and we discuss the NBA restart in Orlando. Trends we've seen so far league-wide. The terrible Jonathan Isaac injury. The Race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, and some thoughts on Philadelphia being a chaos team.

    Then, LSU guard and top-45 draft prospect Skylar Mays joins the podcast, and we chat about his game, his background, and more. Mays is a two-time All-SEC player who has made back-to-back Academic All-American teams.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    NBA Draft: Cole Anthony, Tre Jones and Kira Lewis; Who is the best wing?; Elijah Hughes Interview

    NBA Draft: Cole Anthony, Tre Jones and Kira Lewis; Who is the best wing?; Elijah Hughes Interview

    Matt Pennie and Elijah Hughes are the guests. First, Pennie and I discuss my recent NBA Draft Big Board update, focusing on the point guards -- particularly Tre Jones, Cole Anthony and Kira Lewis. Then, we move to discuss who the best wing in the 2020 NBA Draft is. Is it Isaac Okoro, Devin Vassell, Saddiq Bey, or Patrick Williams?

    Then, I interview Syracuse wing Elijah Hughes, who is expected to be taken somewhere in the 25-40 range on draft night.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    NBA Scrimmage Overreactions!; Freddie Gillespie Interview

    NBA Scrimmage Overreactions!; Freddie Gillespie Interview

    In this episode, the first part features a conversation I had with Dave DuFour where the goal was to purposefully overreact to what we've seen so far in the first two scrimmages each NBA team has had.

    Then, in the second part, I have a 35-minute interview with Baylor big man prospect Freddie Gillespie, who has one of the best and most interesting stories of any player in the 2020 NBA Draft after having not playing organized basketball until he was in eighth grade, fighting through injuries, heading to Division III Carleton, then finally ending up at Baylor where he was the league's Most Improved Player and an All-Big 12 selection this season.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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