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The Draft Class Podcast
68 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Episode 28: Bubble MVP & NBA Playoff Predictions
In this episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Sam Shin and Kyle Wright debate the Bubble MVP, and whether Damian Lillard deserved all 22 first-place votes. The duo wrap it up by breaking down each series in both the Eastern and Western Conference and making their predictions for how each series will play out.Shownotes:1:32 - Bubble MVP: Damian Lillard vs. Devin Booker18:21 - Eastern Conference Playoff Predictions37:10 - Western Conference Playoff Predictions
58 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Episode 27: PG/Pat Bev vs. Dame and NBA Playoff Races
In this episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Sam Shin and Kyle Wright give their thoughts on the entertaining beef between Paul George, Patrick Beverley, and Damian Lillard, before the pair move on to analyze the playoff races in both the Eastern and Western Conferences.Show Notes:1:00 - PG/Pat Bev/Dame beef9:45 - Race for 8/925:26 - East Playoff Race30.16 - Young Players/T.J. Warren41:42 - Lakers/Clippers/Bucks50:27 - Clippers losing on purpose
43 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Episode 26: Orlando Bubble Success, AD & Lakers’ Depth, Celtics Rookies
Adam Do and James Garcia take over the pod for TDC. They share their thoughts on how well the Orlando bubble is doing and what they would want changed. They then talk about their respective teams, the Lakers and Celtics, and how each has fared this season.2:57 Orlando Bubble Success11:55 What We Would Want Changed22:38 Jayson and Jaylen The Celtics’ Future?27:34 AD & Lakers’ Depth36:48 Tacko Fall Under The Rim
76 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Episode 25: The Sports Business Classroom
In this commemorative episode, host Sam Shin is joined by fellow SBC interns Wynter Turner and Adam Do, in addition to special guests Beau Estes from Turner Sports and SBC General Manager Larry Coon! The team give their perspectives of why SBC is a can't-miss program for those that want to land a job in sports, both from the viewpoints of the participants and staff. Make sure to give this a listen and get a critical update on SBC 2020!0:50 Guest intros4:18 Guest updates16:07 What is SBC?23:04 Why it is so unique / SBC stories37:46 Friends of SBC41:54 Wynter Turner reflection on SBC49:17 Adam Do reflection on SBC56:03 Beau Estes favorite part of SBC1:01:40 SBC 2020 Update1:09:38 Closing thoughts from everyone1:10:14 Most Important Question In The Episode
58 minutes | May 19, 2020
Episode 24: The Last of The Last Dance
In this episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Blake Hairston recap the last two episodes of The Last Dance documentary. From the gritty Pacers and Jazz squads to the "Flu Game" to the discussion of who the GOAT is, the crew capture it all. Make sure to tune in!
52 minutes | May 6, 2020
Episode 23: Jordan's Impact, Competitive Drive, & the "Dream Team"
In this episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Sebastian Miles discuss a few of the most interesting narratives from episodes 5 & 6 of "The Last Dance" documentary. The crew talk MJ's impact and legacy on the game, his relentless competitive drive, and the significance of the "Dream Team" scrimmage.
45 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Episode 22: MJ, The "Bad Boys" Pistons, and Rodman
In this episode, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Stevie Cozens recap a few of the standout moments from episodes 3 and 4 of "The Last Dance." Were the Pistons in the wrong for not shaking hands? Can you build a team around Rodman? What ultimately drove MJ and Pippen? Tune in and find out!
60 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Episode 21: Mailbag
In TDC's first-ever mailbag episode, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Kyle Wright answer questions submitted to the mailbag! Tune in as they discuss the GOAT conversation, expectations of "The Last Dance" documentary, and much more!
52 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Episode 20: Broken Relationships and the NBA Horse Challenge
In another episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Andrew Northern share their thoughts on the recent news regarding Rudy Gobert's and Donovan Mitchell's relationship, and whether they think the two stars' relationship is beyond repair. On top of that, the trio talk about the NBA Horse Challenge, and who they predict will be the ultimate champion at the end.
51 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Episode 19: Quarantine Comeback
After a long hiatus, we're back! Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Sam Johnson talk all things quarantine, in addition to who they would nominate for the MVP and Comeback Player of the Year (an award we created) if the season were to end today.
57 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Episode 18: Rockets' Small-Ball Lineup and Trade Deadline Reactions
In another episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Sam Shin, Gabe Rozier, and Aram Hanessian debate whether or not they think the Houston Rockets' super small-ball lineup will lead to long-term success, as well as how the best and worst teams did during this year's NBA trade deadline.
63 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Episode 17: Celebrating Kobe Bryant
In this exclusive episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Sam Shin and Jerin Varghese are joined by an extremely special guest in Raj (aka Unwritten Rules)! This week's conversation revolves around Kobe Bryant and what he meant to each of them, as well as discussions about his legacy and some of his best "Kobe" moments.
50 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
Episode 16: NBA All-Star Starters and Zion's Debut
In another episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and James Garcia go through the NBA All-Star Starters who were announced from each conference, and then round out the discussion with their reactions to Zion Williamson's much-anticipated debut. Will Zion live up to the hype? What kind of player can he end up as, and will he help the Pelicans make the playoffs?
50 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
Episode 15: Cheating in the NBA and the Race in the West
In another episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Sam Shin, Ken DeStefano, and Sam Johnson review the recent cheating scandal involving the Astros and Red Sox in the MLB, and what could that mean for the NBA moving forward. The trio also discuss the tight race in the Western Conference, and who each of them see locking up the 2-6 seeds in the unpredictable West.
50 minutes | Jan 11, 2020
Episode 14: All-Star Voting and "Slugs"
In this episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Stevie Cozens give their takes on the second returns from NBA All-Star votes, who they think is a lock, and who deserves to get their first nod in this year's All-Star game. The trio then end the pod discussing the "thugs vs. slugs" incident involving Cleveland Cavaliers' head coach John Beilein, and whether they believe the apology or not.
45 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Episode 13: NBA Trade SZN
In this episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Gabe Rozier dive straight into the current trade season in the NBA! Listen to them discuss potential trades, interesting fits, and which teams should strike first or stand pat.
53 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Episode 12: The Grinches Who Stole Christmas
In this episode for The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Aram Hanessian throw out their "Grinches" of the NBA season, or players/teams that have been performing below expectations. Which players/teams have been trying to steal the first quarter of the season, but for the wrong reasons?
48 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Episode 11: For Better or For Worse?
In another episode for The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Adam Do discuss their thoughts on some of the proposed changes in the NBA including the mid-season tournament and conference reseeding. Find out why the crew think the NBA should move forward or backtrack on a few of these potential impending changes.
77 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Episode 10: What is the Sports Business Classroom?
In the tenth episode of The Draft Class Podcast, Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Alford Corriette are joined by the legendary "Yoda of the NBA Salary Cap" and General Manager of the Sports Business Classroom, Larry Coon! Larry dives into what the Sports Business Classroom (SBC) is all about, and why it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
56 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Episode 9: NBA Thanksgiving Spread
In episode nine of The Draft Class Podcast, the trio of Joe Tevelowitz, Sam Shin, and Sam Johnson are joined by the voice of the NBA & NBL Top 10 Plays, Beau Estes! In light of Thanksgiving, the team throw out their "appetizers," "main courses," and "desserts" of the 2019-2020 NBA season so far compared to previous years of NBA basketball.
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