Home / The Stepien NBA Draft Podcast

NBA Draft Analysis and Prospect Evaluation from TheStepien.com

Latest Episode:


Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.Com and the Empire Of The Suns Blog joins Cole Zwicker to check in on the status of The Timeline. We start out assessing the progress of the Suns' young prospects in a macro sense, how they are adjusting to Jay Triano and suss out who exactly is part of the "core" moving forward. Then in true The Stepien and Ode to Oden fashion, we deep dive into the offensive and defensive strengths and weaknesses of Devin Booker, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, and Josh Jackson, including how our evaluations have changed since each was drafted, what we see their respective ceilings as, what skills they need to improve on and where we would take each player in a re-draft. Lastly, we discuss the Suns' 2018 draft options with their own pick and the Miami pick, and close by touching on where the Suns should go from here in terms of roster building. 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 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.

Cole Zwicker and Marc Whittington recap the picks and trades of the 2017 NBA draft.

Cole Zwicker and Javier Pesquera break down the Celtics/Sixers agreed upon trade, assess the fallout on the rest of the top 6 and provide analysis on the #7-11 picks in the lottery.

Cole Zwicker and Marc Whittington discuss the growing Josh Jackson to Los Angeles hype, and then provide analysis on the Suns, Kings and Magic selections in the 4-6 slots in the lottery.

Cole Zwicker, Marc Whittington and Javier Pesquera deep dive into the all the scenarios pertaining to the third overall pick.

Cole Zwicker, Marc Whittington and Javier Pesquera break down everything you need to know about the top two picks in the draft (likely prospect selection pool, prospect fit, potential trade options, and who should be the pick) in regards to the Boston Celtics at #1 and the Los Angeles Lakers at #2.

Cole Zwicker and Javier Pesquera answer listener questions pertaining to all things NBA draft.

Javier Pesquera, Cole Zwicker and Marc Whittington go through the last consensus lotto prospects and recalibrate them

Javier Pesquera rejoins Cole Zwicker and Marc Whittington to provide updated thoughts on Markelle Fultz, Josh Jackson and Donovan Mitchell.

Cole Zwicker and Marc Whittington reassess positions on Lonzo Ball, Malik Monk and Jonathan Isaac in another top 10 prospect deep dive.