102 episodes

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.

Game Theory Podcast CLNS Media Network

    • Basketball
    • 4.8, 430 Ratings

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.

    Eastern Conference NBA Bubble Preview w/ John Hollinger

    Eastern Conference NBA Bubble Preview w/ John Hollinger

    In this episode, John Hollinger joins the podcast and we break down the nine teams heading to Orlando in the Eastern Conference. We give general thoughts on them heading to the Bubble, the player we're most excited to watch, and the ways it could all go wrong.

    Episode Time Stamps:

    General Overall Thoughts on the East: 2:00-5:40

    Milwaukee Bucks: 5:40-15:30

    Toronto Raptors: 15:30-23:10

    Miami Heat: 23:10-30:15

    Boston Celtics: 30:15-37:45

    Philadelphia 76ers: 37:45-46:20

    Indiana Pacers: 46:20-50:50

    Orlando Magic: 50:50-54:45

    Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets: 54:45-end

    • 1 hr
    New Home and 2020 NBA Draft Scouting with Matt Pennie

    New Home and 2020 NBA Draft Scouting with Matt Pennie

    Sam Vecenie is joined by grassroots evaluator Matt Pennie to scout the 2020 NBA Draft. Also, Sam explains the podcast's move to The Athletic's Podcast Network.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The NBA Defense Episode: Evaluating who the best defenders are in the league

    The NBA Defense Episode: Evaluating who the best defenders are in the league

    In this episode, Sam is joined by Jon Krawczynski and Danny Leroux to break down NBA defensive standouts. On Wednesday, Krawczynski and Josh Robbins published their anonymous coaches poll of who should make the All-NBA defensive team. What did the coaches look for in their conversations with Jon? What were the trends? Did anything surprise them about how the coaches voted?  Then, I chat with Danny Leroux, and we chat about what we look for when evaluating defenders as public facing analysts. How do we contextualize scheme? How do we look at effort defensively throughout the regular season? Who are some of the best defenders, and what are some of the differences we'd have with the coaches from taking a league-wide view? 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Emoni Bates to MSU; Who are the best prospects in the NBA?

    Emoni Bates to MSU; Who are the best prospects in the NBA?

    A two-part episode. First, I chat with Brian Snow of 247Sports about Emoni Bates and his decision to commit to Michigan State. How good is Bates? Is he a superstar in waiting? What does this mean for Michigan State? And what do you need to know about when he can enter the NBA? Then, Seth Partnow from The Athletic joins and we break down my recently released 2020 NBA Rookie Scale Prospect Rankings. What is the process for something like this? Where does Seth think I missed? Did I get the top 10 guys right? 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    What are you most looking forward to in the NBA's return?

    What are you most looking forward to in the NBA's return?

    Dieter Kurtenbach is back in this episode of the Game Theory Podcast, where we break down a few different topics about the Bubble, about labor strife in baseball, and most importantly: what are we most looking forward to watching when the NBA returns? 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bubble Talk, Kyrie's Player Meeting, and NBA Draft w/ Tony Jones

    Bubble Talk, Kyrie's Player Meeting, and NBA Draft w/ Tony Jones

    I chatted with Tony Jones from The Athletic, and we chatted about the Kyrie meeting, the NBA Bubble and restart, and the 2020 NBA Draft. 

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
430 Ratings

430 Ratings

asaaaggggggkiib ,

Disappointing guest

Best b-bal podcast easily for me

dhall283 ,

Let people finish

Sam is knowledgeable but my man cuts off his guests so frequently when they counter his points and engage. It’s his show but let people finish their point, please!

griffingarcia8 ,

Dieter

Top tier podcast. Shouldn’t take Dieter off.

Top Podcasts In Basketball

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by CLNS Media Network