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Finally the year-round, in-depth NBA draft show that you’ve always wanted! Sean talks all things NBA draft: prospects, draft order, pick trades, swaps, protections, relevant NBA news, and team rebuilding strategies. This is for those who want more than just YouTube compilations of dunks and crossovers, set to sweet early 2000s rap. This is for those who love the hype and hope of NBA prospects and don’t view sports through cliches and box scores. Please enjoy.

 

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Cole and I start with news about the G-League denying entry to a crop of young college drop outs, Jarred Vanderbilt is back!, De'Anthony Melton, and updates on Troy Brown, Chandler Hutchison, and Grayson Allen. Our NBA segment covers how the draft community may be overreacting to the current state of the Warriors dominated NBA. Then we get to the prospect breakdowns with Jaren Jackson and Miles Bridges. Enjoy.

Mike Gribanov joins Cole and I to talk about prospect rankings at the NCAA's mid-season mark. We start with some news about De Sousa's eligibility at Kansas, Jarred Vanderbilt's injury updates, and Andrew Jone's awful leukemia diagnosis. Then we focus on The Stepien's updated rankings and our own roles in making them. Is Luka Doncic completely cemented as the #1 pick? Who's in the mix for #2? Jaren Jackson Jr. is best. Why are opinions about Bamba so varied? Why Bagley sucks, and much, much more. Enjoy.

Cole and I start with some news and updates, including the Colson, Jackson injuries, and Okogie's great return from suspension. We discuss Donovan Mitchell and the improvements he's made, then move into our prospect breakdowns of Jontay Porter of Missouri and Daniel Gafford of Arkansas. Enjoy.

Cole and I start with a few items of news including the latest depressing update on De'Anthony Melton. We move to pick trades that could convey this year, then get to Collin Sexton and Trae Young deep dives. Happy Holidays!

Cole and I get review some brief news, then give a few updates on Trae Young, Jevon Carter, Daniel Gafford, and Jalen Brunson. We discuss the merits of pricing in contract value and development curves into a player's draft prospects, then get to the meat: deep dives on Kevin Knox and Mikal Bridges. Enjoy.

Sean and Cole are joined by Peter Nygaard to re-rank the 2016 draft class. They start with news items about the Doncic rumors, Anfernee Simons's potential draft entry, and the Trevor Booker trade. They spend the rest of the time re-ranking the 2016 draft class as prospects going forward. Enjoy.

Marc Whittington joins Cole and Sean to talk about his impressions from this early season of basketball. They start with NBA rookies, particularly Jayson Tatum and Lauri Markkanen, and touch on a few trends. The main course is a discussion about Marvin Bagley, Jaren Jackson Jr. and the other top center prospects in college basketball. They finish with a few words about Collin Sexton and Trae Young. Enjoy.

Cole and Sean start to figure out this podcasting thing by introducing a consistent structure with a couple new segments. They start with news and updates, of course hitting on Michael Porter's devastating surgery news, followed by some brief updates about Trae Young, De'Anthony Melton, Mikal Bridges, and Collin Sexton. In the first of many NBA segments to come, we explore our ignorance about the potential one-and-done rule change, then get to the regular meat of Ode to Oden with extensive breakdowns of Luka Doncic and Michael Porter. Enjoy. Remember, if you retweet my initial episode announcement tweet, you'll be entered to an Ode to Oden or The Stepien t-shirt.

Sean and Cole talk about Tuesday's Champion's Classic, where many of the top young prospects for the upcoming 2018 NBA Draft were on display. They start with a short introduction to The Stepien, a new draft site, then spend an absurd amount of time on Marvin Bagley's 10 minutes, Trevon Duval, Wendell Carter, Jaren Jackson, and Miles Bridges. They end with a few comments about the abysmal Kentucky-Kansas.

Cole Zwicker joins me to unveil a project that he, I, and a few friends are working on. Enjoy.

Trevor Magnotti, of StepBack fame, joins me to cover the young prospects of the FIBA 2017 EuroBasket Tournament. We touch on overarching principles to take away, like why we should all watch more Euroleague, and how to evaluate athleticism in the european setting. Of course the main attraction was Luka Doncic and we spend a lot of time on him, but get to Cancar, Hilanson, and Radoncic too. Then we hit on Lauri Markkanen, Dragan Bender, Juancho Hernangomez, and Cedi Osman. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: OdetoOdenPodcast@gmail.com Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Listen and subscribe to Almighty Baller podcasts at AlmightyBaller.com  

Again Cole Zwicker and I return to talk old Summer League news. We go over all relevant prospects from the Celtics, Sixers, and Mavs, spending a lot of time on Brown, Tatum, Fultz, Bolden, and DSJ. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: OdetoOdenPodcast@gmail.com Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Listen and subscribe to Almighty Baller podcasts at AlmightyBaller.com

Cole Zwicker and I start with Bagley's recent commitment to Duke, then jump to general summer league takeaways. Even though I'm a month or so behind, we go over the most important prospects on the Lakers, Jazz, and Spurs. Obviously we spend a lot of time on Ball and the other Laker summer league champions, before talking Exum, Mitchell, and White. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: OdetoOdenPodcast@gmail.com Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Listen and subscribe to Almighty Baller podcasts at AlmightyBaller.com

Mike Gribanov (@mikegrib8), of draft twitter fame, and Josh Riddell (@Joshua_Riddell) of DraftExpress join to talk about major points from the 2017 draft. We start with reaches and sliders, then get to the Celtics and Tatum at 3, the Butler trade, the interesting Kings-Portland trade, and then the run on bigs in the second half of the first. We end with a preview of the 2018 draft class, including the Porter-Doncic debate and a lot of love for Collin Sexton. Enjoy. Twitter: @OdetoOden Email: OdetoOdenPodcast@gmail.com Listen to the Almighty Baller Podcast Network on iTunes Listen and subscribe to Almighty Baller podcasts at AlmightyBaller.com

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