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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.

Follow Matt on Twitter @mattignal

Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:35

Should Indiana Fire Tom Crean?

In this episode of Game Theory podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with Alex Bozich of Inside The Hall about the state of Indiana Basketball. What issues have befallen the program at this point? How did OG Anunoby's injury affect the team? But most importantly, what should be the fate of Tom Crean? Should he be retained as head coach? Has he lost the fanbase? What are some of his persistent issues as the school's coach? Have the positives outweighed the negatives enough to where he should get another season? And if he does get another season, how exactly should that be handled by the administration? Thanks to Alex for coming on, and you can follow his work at @insidethehall on Twitter, and at insidethehall.com online.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:26

Celtics Appear Unwilling to Part with Nets Pick

Jonathan Levy, Matt Ignal, and Evan Valenti are joined by Reddit guest, Christian Garcia, who has a big question related to the trade deadline. Reports indicate Celtics will not part with 2017 Nets Pick. Do we buy this? Follow us on Twitter @CLNSRoundtable

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:27

Can Magic Johnson Turn the Lakers Around?

In the latest Game Theory podcast, Sam chats with Basketball Insiders' Eric Pincus about the Lakers and Howard Megdal about the NBA. Eric and Sam break down the Lou Williams-to-Houston trade, with the Lakers picking up Corey Brewer's contract and a first rounder.  In the second part, Howard and Sam chat about some NBA Draft prospects. What do they like about Markelle Fultz? How crazy impressive is Lonzo Ball's passing ability? Is Justin Jackson an underrated prospect? How much do they like Robert Williams? Is Tacko Fall a real NBA prospect? How much do they like Johnathan Motley as an NBA big man?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:34

Did Celtics Miss Out on Boogie Cousins?

Should the Celtics have beaten the Pelicans offer to get a bonafide star in Demarcus Cousins? Evan Valenti alongside Matt and Jon Ignal discuss this as well as Jimmy Butler and P.J. Tucker rumors. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Dieter Kurtenbach of Fox Sports joins Sam Vecenie to chat about the DeMarcus Cousins trade on the latest Game Theory podcast. Both see this deal between Sacramento to New Orleans for a package headlined by Buddy Hield as preposterous. Discussed are the values of Buddy Hield and Cousins, the way Cousins could work in New Orleans, and other tangential effects from this deal. Hope you enjoy!

Matt and Jonathan Ignal along with Zaire discuss some "aspects" of the Bulls game, what they think of Butler, and the Celtics likely strategy to add a big fish (Butler, Gordon Hayward, Paul George). Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Evan Valenti sits down with Bleacher Report's Howard Beck to discuss Isaiah Thomas if the Boston Celtics can challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Friday, 17 February 2017 06:16

Bryce Alford on Playing for UCLA

In the latest Game Theory podcast, Sam Vecenie chats with UCLA's Bryce Alford about what has been a pretty long, winding career at UCLA. In the second part of the episode, Sam brings on SB Nation's Ricky O'Donnell to chat about the NBA Draft prospects they consider to be most fun in this class. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:34

Should Celtics Try to Trade for Andre Drummond?

Jonathan Levy, Evan Valenti, and Matt and Jon Ignal discuss the day's trade rumors (Andre Drummond, Rozier/Ibaka, etc.) and reflect on Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:02

Will Serge Ibaka Push Raptors Over the Top?

In this latest Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Blake Murphy from Raptors Republic about the Serge Ibaka deal and Aaron Torres from Fox Sports about college hoops. First, Blake and Sam chat about the specifics in the Ibaka deal. It was probably the best deal the team could do this deadline, but just how much will it actually help them? Blake is excited while Sam is a bit more questionable.  Then Torres and Sam chat about college hoops, particularly in regard to the ACC. Are there any elite teams? Who is the favorite to win the league? They also break down Louisville in a bit more depth. Finally, they also play a game in regard to which four teams we would take over the field in the NCAA Tournament.  You can follow Aaron on Twitter at @Aaron_Torres, and you can follow Blake at @BlakeMurphyODC.

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