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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 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.

In this episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Chris Stone over at FanSided about Sam's updated 2017 NBA Draft Big Board over at Sporting News. Specifically, they go in-depth on Jonathan Isaac, Lauri Markkanen, Zach Collins, John Collins, Jawun Evans, Harry Giles, Hamidou Diallo, Ike Anigbogu, and a few of the second round prospects we like.  Within that discussion, they also touched on some NBA Draft Combine stuff before Sam heads there on Thursday, such as who has the most to gain/lose from the combine, who will be the best player in the five-on-five competition, how they judge combine athletic testing and what matters, and discuss some of the important players who will be testing the waters.  Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast. You can follow Chris at @cstonehoops, and you can follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie

In this Game Theory podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with Cole Zwicker about three different topics in the NBA/NBA Draft. First, they chat about the Cavaliers dominance. How insane has LeBron been this playoffs? How awesome has David Griffin been at building this team around him? Will they meet the Warriors?  Second, they chat about the team they just swept, Toronto. The Raptors have what has to be the most complicated offseason upcoming in the NBA. Do they re-sign Kyle Lowry? Do they re-sign Serge Ibaka? Should they bring back Dwane Casey? Blow it up? Keep the status quo? A lot of huge decisions upcoming, and they break them down.  Finally, they chat about deep sleeper NBA Draft prospects. Who are the draft prospects that they think could go undrafted this season, but end up making a roster by the time training camp ends? They break down some names that they're fans of.  Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast. You can follow Cole at @colezwicker, and you can follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie.

In this Roundtable podcast, David Davis joins Evan Valenti with Matt and Jon Ignal to discuss the failed Washington trip and how the Celtics can find their groove later in the series.

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Keith Smith joins the Roundable for a deep dive into the Wizards series with a look-ahead to Game 4.

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In this Game Theory podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with Reags from over at Barstool about a few different topics. First, they talk about Lonzo Ball's signature sneaker release. Do they like the shoes? How outrageous is the price point? Do they think Lavar is secretly a genius? How risky is this for Lonzo? Then, they chat about some cross-racial NBA Draft comparisons, and how they should be better about who we compare NBA Draft prospects to. Included is Luke Kennard, Ivan Rabb, and a few others. Also, they then just compare a few of the elite NBA Draft prospects to their counterparts currently playing in the NBA.  You can follow Reags' work over at @BarstoolReags and at BarstoolSports.com, and follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Derek Bodner about the 76ers and about the NBA Draft. First, they talk about the Nerlens Noel trade and how it looks for the 76ers right now. Then, they get into talking about the NBA Draft. What makes Markelle Fultz such a ridiculous prospect? What are the holes that Lonzo Ball has in his game? Does Josh Jackson fit with the 76ers? Who are some of the prospects Derek finds to be underrated? What second-round prospects should the 76ers look at?  You can follow Derek at @DerekBodnerNBA, and follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie. Please remember to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast!

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Scott Phillips from NBC Sports about some recruiting. First, they chat about Duke's recruiting classes, including the Jordan Goldwire decision. Then they talk about where Scott believes the elite recruits remaining without a commitment in the 2017 class will end up, including Trevon Duval, Kevin Knox, Mohammed Bamba, Brian Bowen and M.J. Walker.  Then, they chat about the 2018 class. Should Jontay Porter reclassify? Is Marvin Bagley the best NBA prospect in high school basketball? What do we think of Zion Williamson and Romeo Langford? How has Bol Bol become the breakout prospect of the Spring Recruiting Period? What do they think of the point guards in the class? Finally, they chat about some of the 2017 NBA Draft one-and-done prospects who have made the biggest leaps over the last year.  You can follow Scott at @phillipshoops on Twitter, and follow Sam at @Sam_Vecenie. Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe to the show!

In this Roundtable episode, Lucky's Pipe, Jonathan Levy, and Matt/Jon Ignal preview Game 2 of the Celtics v Wizards Series. We'll be back Wednesday morning.

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IN this ROUNDTABLE preview, Jonathan Levy, Lucky's Pipe (Tom),  and Matt and Jon Ignal discuss some keys to the upcoming series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. 

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