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Matt Ignal

Matt Ignal

Matt Ignal is the staff writer for The Game Theory Podcast w/ Sam Vecenie and a Roundtable panelist on the Boston Celtics Newsfeed on CLNS Radio.  Subscribe to Celtics Newsfeed on iTunes and Stitcher.

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In this Roundtable Podcast, Sam Sheehan joins Matt Ignal, Lucky's Pipe, Evan Valenti, and Jonathan Levy to break down the Celtics Free Agency options this summer. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable and subscribe to the Boston Celtics Newsfeed!

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker in a continuation of last Monday's podcast, this time breaking down the top-five players in the 2017 NBA Draft Class: Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball, and Jonathan Isaac. It's obviously an extremely deep dive given the length of the pod. They also talk at the top about Sam's 15-hour excursion to the EYBL in Los Angeles on Saturday, including seeing Jay-Z in person and some of the best prospects in the class of 2018. Then at the end, they chat about a few guys they think they're higher or lower on than general consensus -- including Jawun Evans, Jordan Bell, Ike Anigbogu, and others.  You can follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie, and you can follow Cole at @colezwicker. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Friday, 26 May 2017 19:45

How Can the Jazz Take the Next Step?

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Tim Cato from SB Nation and Tony Jones from the Salt Lake Tribune about the upcoming offseason for the Dallas Mavericks and the Utah Jazz.  First, Sam talks to Tim about the Mavericks and their upcoming questions this summer, including what happens with Dirk Nowitzki, how the Nerlens Noel free agency talk could go, and what they should look for in the draft -- among other things.  Then, Tony and Sam have a long deep dive on the Jazz, chatting about the Gordon Hayward contract, the George Hill contract, the future of Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood, what the team should do with Joe Ingles, and generally if they think this team can grow into a title contender if things break right. They also break down the draft and their four upcoming selections.  Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can follow Tony at @Tjonessltrib and you can follow Tim at @tim_cato. Sam can be found at @Sam_Vecenie. Thanks for listening!

In part one of this Celtics Roundtable off-season preview, @SamSheehan joins Lucky's Pipe, Evan Valenti, Matt Ignal, and Jonathan Levy to break down the Celtics options this summer.

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In this Roundtable episode, Lucky's Pipe, Jon Ignal, and Matt Ignal hit on a variety of topics including Game 4, Game 5, Isaiah Thomas, and Markelle Fultz.

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In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker from The Step Back. First, they break down Game 3 of Cavs-Celtics, which the Celtics surprisingly won. Then, for most of the episode, they do a deep dive into the prospects ranked No. 6 through No. 10 on my 2017 NBA Draft Big Board. First, we talk De'Aaron Fox, who Cole and I differ somewhat wildly on.  Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the Game Theory Podcast on iTunes. You can find Cole at @colezwicker on Twitter, and Sam at @Sam_Vecenie.

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Reags from over at Barstool about a variety of topics. First, they chat about the official All-NBA selections. Did the voters get it right? Were there snubs? Also, what do they think about the media voting on it? Sam also gives an explainer on an idea to reform voting to make all parties happy.  Then, they chat about the NBA Draft lottery, which leads into a bit of a longer discussion on LaVar Ball's most recent FS1 appearance. They then also chat about the Sixers, about De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, and about the Knicks and how the draft will somehow screw them in the end.  Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the show on iTuners. You can follow Reags at @BarstoolReags, and you can follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie.

In this Roundtable podcast, Jonathan Levy along with the Ignal brothers react to the amazing news, and speculate on what it means for the Celtics.

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In this Game Theory episode that occurred immediately after the lottery, Sam Vecenie chats with Chris Stone from over at The Step Back where they break down the lottery's results. What is the most important thing to happen from the lottery? What do they think the Sixers will do at No. 3? What do they think of the lottery process in general? What do they think of lottery night? Then, they go fully into a mock draft of the lottery, where they break down an initial, quick reaction to what they see on the board in the top-14. The key here is that Philadelphia holds all of the cards on draft night. What they do will shape the entire event.  Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show on iTunes. You can follow Chris at @cstonehoops, and you can follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie. A quick heads up: the first minute of audio gets rough, then is perfect the rest of the way.

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Ricky O'Donnell from over at SB Nation about the NBA Draft Combine. What happened at the event? They talk at length at the top about the usefulness of the combine, and how valuable the event is for NBA teams and the public at large. Then they get into speaking about specific players. They chat at length about Hamidou Diallo, Frank Jackson, Jordan Bell, all of the big men in the middle of the first round right now, Semi Ojeleye, Terrance Ferguson, Justin Patton, Jonathan Jeanne and ball-dominant scoring guards. All of that and far more in a wide-ranging, hour-long conversation from two people who covered the event. As always, please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. You can follow Ricky at @SBN_Ricky on Twitter, and you can follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie.

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