Donatas Urbonas hosts a basketball podcast, centered around Euroleague and European basketball events.
Campazzo’s Next Team, Vezenkov’s NBA Move & Funny Ataman Story
BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas is joined by Karsiyaka Izmir star Errick McCollum and AS Monaco guard Jordan Loyd to discuss the next EuroLeague destination for Facundo Campazzo and whether Maccabi should fire coach Oded Kattash. Gents also share a hilarious Ergin Ataman MVP story and explain why Sasha Vezenkov’s future is in the NBA.
Jordan Loyd debut on URBONUS (00:00);
Winning triple defense move vs. Micic (1:30);
The absurd situation with Wembanyama (3:27);
The most exciting Campazzo EuroLeague transfer (8:35);
Why Campazzo couldn’t stay in the NBA (18:05);
Underrated loss for Milan (23:05);
Should Maccabi fire Oded Kattash (29:29);
What Loyd has learned from tweeting after the Fenerbahce game (38:45);
Top 3 EuroLeague players to follow on Twitter (44:55);
Reasons how Efes turned the season around (46:35);
Hilarious Ergin Ataman MVP story (56:57);
Why you can blame Madrid for improved Will Clyburn (1:02:38);
Why Vezenkov for sure will be in the NBA (1:04:04);
Mike James MVP case arguments over Vezenkov (1:12:09);
Ways to stop the hottest EuroLeague team (1:14:15).
Fener’s Success Explained, Klay Vezenkov & Mad Teodosic
BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas explain rare Fenerbahce start, discuss Ettore Messina’s hidden messages, and recalls heated moments that involved Milos Teodosic and Nicolo Melli.
Ataman on BN+ (0:00);
Fun facts behind rare Rytis milestone (2:58);
Reasons behind Fenerbahce’s record (9:27)
Explaining crazy Fener’s numbers (14:58);
Vezenkov doing Klay Thompson (24:47);
Recalling Chus Mateo rumors (28:10);
Why Rytis almost fall asleep during Real vs. Partizan (32:03);
Panathinaikos run: nothing, something, or everything? (36:13);
Potential Pangos replacement & hope for Milan (43:11)
Hidden Messina message (49:55);
What happened to Teodosic and Melli (58:13);
The game of the week (1:02:55).
Saras & Efes Controversy, Commander Dusko & Early MVP Race
BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the controversial Barcelona and Efes game, reacts to the notorious Dusko Ivanovic practice, and share the early MVP candidates.
Very bad World Cup takes (00:00);
Why Saras’ accusations don’t make a lot of sense (2:35);
How EuroLeague should have reacted to this scandal (10:35);
The biggest difference that Efes made (18:10);
What happened between Saras and Kalinic (22:00);
Unacceptable Satoransky and weird minutes (26:32);
Is Luwawu-Cabarrot an answer to Milan’s depression? (32:08);
Hypothetical coaching change for Milan (41:45);
Zalgiris setting example (43:51);
Reacting to Dusko Ivanovic 6.5 hour practice (49:40);
Top 5 early MVP candidates (1:00:35);
The problem with EuroLeague head coaches (1:10:20).
Wemby Behind the Scenes, Absurd Micic’s Case & Zvezda’s Surprise
BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the scenes around Victor Wembanyama’s French NT debut, another disappointing situation of FIBA windows, and the unexpected change in Crvena Zvezda.
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Impressive & embarrassing moments of Wembanyama’s debut night (1:21);
Shocking improvement in Wembanyama’s game (8:30);
What’s unique about Wembanyama compared to Giannis & Jokic (17:00);
FIBA windows absurd illustrated by Ataman & Micic (23:23);
The worst game of the season? (36:26);
What’s not working for Milan (40:27);
Surprising Crvena Zvezda move (49:02);
How Ivanovic will change Crvena Zvezda (56:04);
Spending €5M on highest-paid EuroLeague players (1:00:33).
Top EuroLeague Surprises, Solution For Partizan & Pelicans Title Run
BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Errick McCollum discuss their Top 3 early EuroLeague surprises and disappointments. Errick also shares a scary experience in Turkey and explains why he wouldn’t trade for Kevin Durant if he were a Pelicans GM.
Scary encounter with a man with a knife in Izmir (00:00);
Lamar Odom fake pennis story (7:24);
The biggest surprise of the season (11:24);
Fenerbahce EuroLeague title chances (20:33);
Biggest Monaco surprise & their scary potential (32:57);
Interesting signing idea for Partizan (40:35);
Partizan player on a breakout year (47:20);
The biggest disappointment for Errick McCollum (52:19);
Is Karma a bitch for Madrid? (56:53);
Crucial officiating mistakes in the EuroLeague (1:03:57);
The bad part of Andrea Trinchieri effect (1:10:00);
What’s not clicking for two Final Four teams (1:16:41);
Pelicans title case & rejecting KD trade (1:25:03).
Unbeatable Fener, Attack on Doncic & Ranking Partizan’s Zeljko
BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the best Fenerbahce start in 9 years, the Nets fan attack on Luka Doncic, and if Zeljko Obradovic is still the top EuroLeague coach.
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Lakers of EuroLeague (00:00);
What makes Fenerbahce unbeaten (8:00);
Nemanja Bjelica injury timeline (14:39);
Challenge that Guduric had to go through (18:31);
Wilbekin or Larkin for the Turkish NT? (25:49);
What will the new signing bring to Efes (29:28);
What has stopped Olympiacos? (35:00);
Interesting story behind Monaco’s star backcourt (39:05);
Canaan’s future & Mike James trash-talking Larentzakis (42:25);
Scary Monaco numbers (49:30);
Is Zeljko Obradovic still Top 3 EuroLeague coach? (57:25);
Learning from the attack on Luka Doncic (1:06:10).