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URBONUS

English, Sports, 1 season, 174 episodes, 1 day, 16 hours, 55 minutes
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BasketNews' Donatas Urbonas hosts a basketball podcast, centered around Euroleague and European basketball events.
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Unbelievable PAO Story, Evans’ Situation & Final 4 Impressions

URBONUS co-hosts Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Gytis Blazevicius wrap up the 2024 Final Four experience in Berlin, including the unbelievable triumph of Panathinaikos Athens. Episode partners: – NordVPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/basketnews and get four additional months with a two-year plan. If you don’t like it, you can get your money back within 30 days.
5/27/202448 minutes, 6 seconds
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PAO vs Real Prediction & Mixed Feelings About Final Four

URBONUS co-hosts Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & special guest Chima Moneke recap the semi-finals of the EuroLeague Final Four 2024 in Berlin. Episode partners: – NordVPN. Visit https://nordvpn.com/basketnews and get four additional months with a two-year plan. If you don’t like it, you can get your money back within 30 days. – Be a part of historic Euroleague Final Four 2023/2024, don’t miss a chance to meet the URBONUS crew in our BasketNews Terrace (Redo XXL at Uber Platz) just outside the Uber Arena!
5/25/202443 minutes, 21 seconds
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Final 4 Predictions & Nunnally vs Lazarevic Fight Reactions

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Gytis Blazevicius share their EuroLeague Final 4 predictions and discuss the James Nunnally and Stefan Lazarevic fight. Episode partners: – Get an additional -10% discount for all hosting plans: https://www.hostg.xyz/SHEdJ. Free domain as well as free AI Website Builder is included. Start building your dream business now! – Be a part of historic Euroleague Final Four 2023/2024, don’t miss a chance to meet the URBONUS crew in our BasketNews Terrace (Redo XXL at Uber Platz) just outside the Uber Arena! Topics: A special spot in Berlin for the BasketNews friends (0:00); Final Four predictions (6:05); Interesting EuroLeague players’ prediction (38:30); Final 4 & series debate alternative (42:28); Nunnally vs. Lazarevic fight reactions (45:20); NBA title prediction (1:00:21); Why people hate Rudy Gobert? (1:05:32).
5/21/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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All-EuroLeague Failure, Nunn’s NBA Return & Biggest Off-Season Move

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Gytis Blazevicius, and Augustas Suliauskas respond to fans’ questions in a Q&A session, addressing topics such as the criticism over the All-EuroLeague Teams selections, Kendrick Nunn’s NBA future, Panathinaikos’ free agency strategy, and the EuroLeague off-season move that will make the biggest noise. The entire episode is exclusively available for the BN+ community. Join at https://basketnews.com/plus BN+ Topics: Biggest All-EuroLeague snubs; Gytis’ argument with Augis over Bartzokas; Kendrick Nunn’s NBA return chances; Do Panathinaikos really need Ibaka?; What’s better for Hezonja: PAO or Barcelona?; The biggest upcoming off-season signing; Why we have mixed feelings about Berlin’s Final 4 experience; Who was the BasketNews MVP this season?; Final 4 or best-of-5 series?; The clubs we hate; 18-year-old Luka vs. Spanoulis & Bodiroga; Tyus Edney or Keenan Evans?; NextEfes’ free agency moves; How we would build Zalgiris from scratch; Next big player for the EuroLeague?; The question that got Donatas offended.
5/15/202415 minutes, 15 seconds
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Nunn’s Takeover, Olympiacos’ Survival & Cold-Blooded Calathes

URBONUS’ Rytis Vysniauskas, Augustas Suliauskas and Gytis Blazevicius dive into the three Game 5s that happened in the EuroLeague playoffs. Keys to Panathinaikos Athens win vs Maccabi Tel Aviv, hard to watch game between FC Barcelona & Olympiacos Piraeus, and overtime drama in AS Monaco - Fenerbahce Istanbul game. Episode partners: – Get an additional -10% discount for all hosting plans: https://www.hostg.xyz/SHEdJ. Free domain as well as free AI Website Builder is included. Start building your dream business now! – Be a part of historic Euroleague season with our limited edition merch! Get yours today: https://shop.basketnews.com/collections/final-four Topics: The playoffs are over! (0:00); Key change from PAO & Nunn’s daggers (9:22); Grit, grind & survival in Barcelona (27:35); Okobo’s decision and Calathes’ clutch shots (42:37); Quick look at the Final Four in Berlin (58:05).
5/9/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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Shaq-Attack In Piraeus, Nunn’s Heroics & Game 5 Predictions

URBONUS crew Rytis Vysniauskas, Gytis Blazevicius & Augustas Suliauskas discuss Game 4s of Maccabi - Panathinaikos & Olympiacos - Barcelona EuroLeague playoff series, gives their Game 5 predictions and looks at Fenerbahce - Monaco Game 4. Episode partners: – Get an additional -10% discount for all hosting plans: https://www.hostg.xyz/SHEdJ. Free domain as well as free AI Website Builder is included. Start building your dream business now! – Be a part of historic Euroleague season with our limited edition T-shirt! Get yours today: https://shop.basketnews.com/collections/50 Topics: Key factor for PAO’s comeback (0:00); Two men behind Olympiacos’ win (32:18); Why Monaco needs dominant James to win (52:03); What’s good on social media? (1:01:45).
5/3/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why PAO Actually Lost, Brain Freeze In Piraeus & Zvezda’s Rebuild

URBONUS crew Rytis Vysniauskas, Gytis Blazevicius & Augustas Suliauskas discuss Game 3 of Maccabi - Panathinaikos & Olympiacos - Barcelona EuroLeague playoff series. Guys also answer BN+ subscribers questions ranging from Crvena Zvezda rebuild strategy to NBA playoffs. BN+ Topics: Why Maccabi’s win over Panathinaikos wasn’t decided by referees ; Can Olympiacos win shooting this poorly & Petrusev’s foul on Jabari; No updates on Rayjon Tucker joining Crvena Zvezda; Will Ataman leave if Maccabi wins the series?; Who would be a great coach from each EuroLeague team?; Frontrunners for the MVP & COTY if PAO & Monaco get eliminated ; Would we build Efes around Xavi Pascual or Shane Larkin? ; Should Crvena Zvezda go for a complete rebuild?; Rules & structure we would change in the EuroLeague; Was Minnesota sweeping Phoenix a surprise?; Key matchups & predictions for Timberwolves - Nuggets series; Our dream basketball content projects & frustrations; Would Bronny be drafted if not for LeBron?.
5/1/202412 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sloukas’ €3M Play, Partizan’s Offseason Targets & Is Olympiacos In Trouble?

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Gytis Blazevicius dive into the EuroLeague playoffs game 2, discuss Matej Boltauser’s scandal, and brainstorm on Partizan’s offseason moves. Topics: Reacting to Boltauzer’s shoplifting scandal (0:00); Kostas Sloukas playing like a 3M player? (8:06); Are Olympiacos in trouble vs. Barcelona? (29:55); Potential game-changer of Fener vs. Monaco series (44:19); “We’ll talk about Real when it’s Final 4” (58:46); Who could be Partizan’s loud reinforcements (1:00:13).
4/29/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 18 seconds
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(Un)expected Playoff Start, Ridiculous PAO Statement & What’s Next

URBONUS crew Rytis Vysniauskas, Gytis Blazevicius & Augustas Suliauskas discuss Game 1 of each EuroLeague playoff series. Incredible thriller in Monaco, superb Panathinaikos - Maccabi game that was clouded by drama & Olympiacos successful start vs Barcelona. Partners: – Get an additional -10% discount for all hosting plans: https://www.hostg.xyz/SHEdJ. Free domain as well as free AI Website Builder is included. Start building your dream business now! Topics: Keys to Olympiacos stealing the home court advantage (0:00); Maccabi’s comeback, referees and ridiculous statement from PAO (24:38); How Jasikevicius’ decision changed the game in Monaco (47:01); What needs to happen for Baskonia to not get swept (1:01:27).
4/25/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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Spicy Playoff Predictions & Series-Deciding X Factors

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas share their EuroLeague playoff predictions and series-deciding X factors. Topics: Is Markus Howard dangerous for kids? (0:00); Rytis makes spicy Panathinaikos vs. Maccabi prediction (13:26); Augis goes against his logic with Olympiacos vs. Barcelona prediction (27:07); Donatas makes a surprising Monaco vs. Fenerbahce pick (36:39); Is Baskonia going to keep surprising everyone vs. Madrid? (50:02).
4/20/202458 minutes, 59 seconds
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Play-In Shocker, Baldwin vs Nunn & All-EuroLeague Teams

URBONUS' Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas express their astonishment at the Play-In outcome, and also reveal their selections for the All-EuroLeague teams and individual awards. Topics: Shocker of the year? (0:00); Play-In final prediction (13:28); Who’s better: Wade Baldwin or Kendrick Nunn? (21:05); All-EuroLeague 1st Team (25:45); 2nd Team pick that changed Augis’ selection (38:50); The tricky part with Mike James’ MVP award (56:45); Fenerbahce’s mascot & other alternative awards (1:07:10).
4/17/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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Olympiacos’ Rise, Ataman For Coach Of The Year & Did Zvezda Lose On Purpose?

Join URBONUS hosts Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Gytis Blazevicius as they discuss the latest EuroLeague regular season action, including Olympiacos’ rise, Ergin Ataman’s Coach of the Year candidacy, conspiracy over the Crvena Zvezda loss, Play-In favorites, and the possibility of Josh Nebo teaming up with Luka Doncic and Slovenia. Topics: Tough decisions ahead for Olympiacos (0:00); First look at Fener vs. Monaco & Olympiacos vs. Barca (11:10); Play-In predictions (30:50); Is Ergin Ataman Coach of the Year? (46:02); Will Paris Basketball thrive in the EuroLeague? (55:14); Josh Nebo: Ideal match for Luka Doncic and Slovenia? (59:57).
4/13/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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50-Point Game in Europe vs NBA & Epic Stories From Hayes-Davis’ Career Night

Nigel Hayes-Davis breaks down his record-breaking 50-point EuroLeague game on the URBONUS podcast with hosts Donatas Urbonas & Errick McCollum. He reveals numerous crazy details about the record-breaking night, weighs in on the value of Europe’s 50 points in the NBA, and reflects on his revival from a 2021-22 season in Barcelona, where he averaged 4.2 points per game. Topics: Hayes-Davis’ 50-point game anecdotes (0:00); Nigel thinks he could easily have scored 60 (19:58); How much would Europe’s 50 be in the NBA game? (34:35); Near-miss record, illegal 50 & extreme efforts to stop Nigel (50:27); From 4.2 PPG in Barca to Mr. 50: what changed? (1:04:55).
4/4/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tricky Partizan’s Playoff Chances, Top 4 EL Free Agents & Nunn For 50-point Record

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas address questions from European basketball fans in a Q&A session, covering topics such as Nigel Hayes-Davis’ 50-point performance, the most awkward interviews, speculation surrounding Shane Larkin’s  move to Fenerbahce, discussions on the perceived ‘hate’ for Panathinaikos, the anticipated future of the top 4 EuroLeague free agents, and Kevin Porter Jr.’s decision to sign with PAOK. BN+ Topics: Why Kevin Porter Jr. signed in PAOK; Most cringe interviews we had; Weak ALBA vs. Nigel Hayes-Davis superpowers; Can Keenan Evans or Kendrick Nunn score 50 points?; Where will top 4 EuroLeague free agents sign?; Would Evans make Olympiacos champions?; Top 3 underrated EuroLeague players; Partizan’s playoff chances in percentages; Top EuroLeague surprises; Shane Larkin to Fenerbahce; Play-In team to upset Real in playoffs; Clyburn’s future & Hezonja’s replacement; Best Zalgiris replacement for Evans; Most Exciting NBA & EL playoff matchups; New markets to enter EuroLeague; Weird Spanish basketball fan habits; Money, coach, or GM: Who matters most?; How Olympiacos stopped Sloukas & Nunn; Reactions to Matas Buzelis’ interview; Rytis’ Panathinaikos rant; Saras’ sneakers & BasketNews 1-on-1 champion.
4/2/202414 minutes, 14 seconds
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Shocking Comeback In Belgrade, Evans To Olympiacos & Bold Playoff Takes

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Gytis Blazevicius & Augustas Suliauskas dive into the shocking fourth quarter of the Partizan vs. Olympiacos game, explore the rumors of Keenan Evans joining Olympiacos, comment Zalgiris’ statement victory over Milan, and make bold predictions for the Play-In. Partners: – Get an additional -10% discount for all hosting plans: https://www.hostg.xyz/SHEdJ. Free domain as well as free AI Website Builder is included. Start building your dream business now! Topics: Shocking Partizan vs. Olympiacos quarter (0:00); Keenan Evans to Olympiacos rumours (15:37); Augustas’ hot take about Ettore Messina (26:09); The X factor behind Zalgiris’ Ws (36:29); Bold Play-In takes (45:57).
3/29/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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PAO’s Surprising Record, Fener’s Title Odds & Paris 2024 Problem

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Gytis Blazevicius delve into the reasons behind Panathinaikos’ record, Fenerbahce’s potential to win the EuroLeague, regrets for playoff teams, and criticism of the Paris 2024 Olympics format.   Topics: Ataman’s trick & crazy facts behind PAO record (0:00); Can Fener win it all? (13:20); Biggest EuroLeague playoff regrets (27:25); Paris 2024 draw & the biggest Olympics’ problem (42:53); Three EuroCup players who will sign in the EuroLeague (58:50).
3/25/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 51 seconds
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Wright Over Nunn, 3 Games To Decide Playoffs & EL Players To Move To NBA

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Gytis Blazevicius delve into the vital matchups shaping the EuroLeague playoffs, analyze the top 3 best & worst in-season signings, check on EuroLeague players potentially signing in the NBA, and assess Vasilije Micic’s NBA future. Partners: – Get an additional -10% discount for all hosting plans by clicking HERE. Free domain as well as free AI Website Builder is included. Start building your dream business now! – SKSTORE - one of the biggest basketball stores in Europe. SHOP online, sign up to the Partners Club Loyalty program and get 5% discount off your first order.  Topics: The reaction to Greek derby vlog comments (0:00); Three games that will decide the EuroLeague playoffs (10:40); Top 3 best & worst EuroLeague in-season signings (25:55); Three EuroLeague players that might sign in the NBA (52:36); Vasilije Micic’s NBA future (1:10:08).  
3/18/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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Huge Olympiacos Win, Jokic In EuroLeague & Team Balkans vs USA

URBONUS’ Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas react to Olympiacos - Panathinaikos derby in the EuroLeague and answer your questions. Those include EL MVP race, best Balkan players to beat USA, Mike James or Evan Fournier for Olympiacos, and would Jokic, Luka, or KD make ALBA Berlin a Final Four contender. BN+ Topics: Reacting to Olympiacos - Panathinaikos; Ricky Rubio is ballin’; Mike James or Evan Fournier in Olympiacos?; EuroLeague MVP Race: Our Picks For Top 5; Are 24 teams too much for EL?; Best Balkan Players To Beat USA; Champions League Winner Predictions; EL Changes To Help Low-Budget Teams; Should Sikma, Vildoza, and Hezonja all return to their previous teams?; How PAO would play with a different coach?; Who’s the best coach in Belgrade?; Would Jokic or KD make ALBA a Final Four Team in EL?;
3/15/202415 minutes, 5 seconds
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Next Mike James’ Contract, Top 4 Title Contenders & GOAT Ranking

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas & Errick McCollum sit down with Mike James to discuss his all-time record night, break down his next contract, share insights on his place in the GOAT conversation, and predict who will be the EuroLeague’s face in five years. Topics: Top highlights & lowlights of Mike James’ record night (0:00); Where Mike ranks himself in the GOAT conversation (14:09); Ranking Top 4 EuroLeague title contenders (23:41); The next Mike James’ career destination (32:02); Who will be the top EuroLeague stars in 5 years (52:43); Coach Mike James? (1:04:19).
3/12/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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Olympiacos To Win It All, 3 Playoff Teams To Watch & Arenas’ Wild Take

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Gytis Blazevicius discuss Andrea Trinchieri’s Olympiacos title prediction, highlight the top three EuroLeague playoff teams to watch, and respond to Gilbert Arenas’ wild take on removing Europeans from the NBA. Partners: – Get an additional -10% discount for all hosting plans by clicking HERE. Free domain as well as free AI Website Builder is included. Start building your dream business now! – SKSTORE - one of the biggest basketball stores in Europe. SHOP online, sign up to the Partners Club Loyalty program and get 5% discount off your first order.  Topics: Olympiacos to win the EuroLeague this year? (0:00); Biggest Europe starts that returned to EuroLeague (16:05) Top 3 EL playoff race teams to watch (34:21); Three possible EuroLeague players to get extensions (59:40); Response to wild Gilbert Arenas take (1:10:48).
3/5/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 2 seconds
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LeBron-like Aleksa, Scary PAO & Partizan After Zeljko

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas discuss EuroLeague wins for Partizan & Panathinaikos, share insights on potential replacements for Zeljko Obradovic in Belgrade, and explore whether EuroLeague should pause the game to honor Mike James in a Q&A session. BN+ Topics: Who would replace Zeljko Obradovic in Partizan?; Is Panathinaikos sending a statement to Real Madrid?; Should EuroLeague pause the game to honor Mike James; Do we have the worst referees ever?; Rytis hating headlines about Bulgaria beating World champs; Rytis and Augis shocked about Donatas’ Lithuanian-Latvian NT selection; Is Ignas Brazdeikis done in Olympiacos?; Next career stop for Erden Can; - The idea for the EuroLeague to go to the next level.
3/1/202418 minutes, 5 seconds
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Choosing Partizan Over PAO, Triple-Doubles In Europe vs NBA & EL GOAT

URBONUS’ host Donatas Urbonas is joined by Errick McCollum & Codi Miller-McIntyre, who explains the differences in getting a triple-double in Europe versus the NBA, reveals why he turned down Panathinaikos for Partizan, and opens up about nearly hanging up his jersey before signing with Baskonia. Topics: Rejecting Panathinaikos offer for Partizan (0:00); How Codi Miller-McIntyre almost retired (8:44); Why a triple-double in Europe is much harder than in the NBA (23:54); The most clutch & surprising EuroLeague players (43:30); New dark horse in the making with CMM & Sasha Vezenkov? (1:06:16); Is Mike James going to be considered the EuroLeague GOAT? (1:14:03).
2/28/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 37 seconds
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EL All-Star Over NBA’s, FIBA Window Ranking & Do Cups Matter

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Gytis Blazevicius exclude Team USA from the FIBA window ranking Top 5 and discuss how the perfect EuroLeague All-Star weekend could surpass the NBA’s. SKSTORE - one of the biggest basketball stores in Europe. Shop online, sign up to the Partners Club Loyalty program and get 5% discount off your first order. Check it out at: https://skstore.eu/ Topics: Gytis vs. PJ Dozier on NBA 2k (0:00); Who’s at fault for crappy NBA All-Star Game? (4:22); How EuroLeague could edge NBA All-Star Weekend (17:11); Ranking FIBA window national teams (43:07); Reacting to Ataman’s statement on Cups (56:11).
2/21/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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Things Flying In Belgrade, 4th Triple-Double Ever & Dirtiest EuroLeague Players

URBONUS co-hosts Augustas Suliauskas, Rytis Vysniauskas & Gytis Blazevicius discuss the controversial ending of Crvena Zvezda - Zalgiris game, Red Star fans throwing objects on the court, pick dirtiest EuroLeague players & answer other fun Q&A questions. BN+ Topics: Is Keenan Evans a Top 3 guard already?; Dirtiest EuroLeague players; Basketball memories that made us fall in love with the game; Players we have a soft spot for; Which Serbian club deserves to stay in EuroLeague more?; Does Rubio make Barcelona no 1 contenders?; Can Will Clyburn bounce back?; DeAndre Jordan’s potential in Europe; Will EuroLeague become positionless like the NBA?; EuroLeague’s problem with no solutions; Would Sedekerskis fit in Jasikevicius’ Fenerbahce?; Which cup games we’ll watch this weekend?; What books we have in the studio.
2/12/202421 minutes, 26 seconds
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Hyping PAO, EL Refs Problems & Is Bolomboy A Top 5 Center?

URBONUS’ Rytis Vysniauskas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss various EuroLeague topics: whether or not PAO are one of the two best teams in the EuroLeague right now, talks about problems with the refereeing, ranks Top 10 centers, while also remembering an amazing career of Marc Gasol. Topics: Are Panathinaikos a Top 2 team? (0:00); Can Zalgiris create a miracle? (14:42); The problem with EuroLeague referees & rules (25:29); Best moment of Marc Gasol’s career (37:35); If we were Anadolu Efes’ GMs… (44:07); Is Bolomboy A Top 5 Center in EL? (50:51); Signings to improve playoff teams before the trade deadline (57:28);
2/5/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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Biggest Threat To USA’s ‘Revenge Team’ & Next To Score 50 In EL

URBONUS host Donatas Urbonas, alongside elite BCL scorers Errick McCollum & Marcus Foster, reacts to Luka Doncic’s 73-point game, predicts potential 50-point EuroLeague scorers, forms the USA’s ‘Revenge Team,’ shares impressions of consecutive Red Star win over Partizan, and names the top 4 teams to win the BCL this season. Topics: Errick goes hard at Hawks for letting Luka score 73 (0:00); Why 73-point game will never happen in EuroLeague (6:00); Who’ll score 50 in EuroLeague game (10:05); New name in EL DPOY race (17:07); Our USA’s ‘Revenge Team’ 12-man roster (22:36); Leaving Draymond Green out is a mistake! (27:31); Top 3 NTs to stop Team USA in Paris (32:51); Ricky Rubio’s breaking news on the podcast (36:27); Why we don’t have an eye on Wemby’s France (40:46); Should Partizan start worrying about Red Star? (43:12); Errick to protest if Partizan & Red Star will be out of EL (48:05); Fenerbahce for the Final Four? (56:02); Are Efes still making the playoffs? (58:57); Moses Wright has star potential in EL (1:01:18); MUST LISTEN for future EuroLeague players (1:08:11); Ranking the Top 4 teams to win the BCL (1:20:05).  
1/29/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 4 seconds
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Perfect Derby For F4 & NBA Players We Want In EuroLeague

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Gytis Blazevicius explore potential player swaps between EuroLeague and NBA teams, discuss the ideal derby for the Final Four, and make the first pick for Dubai’s new team roster in an exciting Q&A session. BN+ Topics: Could Novak Djokovic be a good baller?; Volleyball is bigger than basketball?; Obscure EL player we still think about today; An unseen video that would go viral today; Shane Larkin or Facundo Campazzo?; Creating a perfect EL player; Is Thomas Walkup’s defense overrated?; EL players for top NBA teams; Derby we want for EL semi-final; Dream scenario for Kostas Sloukas drama; Were fans wrong with Papapetrou & Ponitka?; Next Red Star signing & their playoff chances; Historical All-Spanish Teams lineup; You would never think those stars played in Spain; Is Bayern going to make the playoffs?; Next Wemby in Europe; When the BN team comes to Greece?.
1/25/202419 minutes, 47 seconds
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Is Jokic Already European GOAT & Are PAO On Track To F4?

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas analyze Panathinaikos’ case for the Final Four, discuss the status of Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the European GOAT debate, and name iconic players for every EuroLeague team. Topics: Rytis sick of Panathinaikos’ success? (0:00); Three YouTube recommendations (1:51); Jokic & Giannis over Dirk (4:07); Meeting BN+ member in Kaunas (12:23); Top 3 plays of PAO vs. Partizan (15:22); What might push PAO to Final 4 (17:51); PAO’s most clutch player? (23:33); Complicated Juancho’s case (26:10); Kendrick Nunn on fire (30:39); Most injury-affected EL round? (32:09); The beauty of Trinchieri’s Zalgiris (34:20); Trinchieri’sTrinchieri’s player-project (39:50); Why it was a big W for Sasa Obradovic (42:33); One major IF for Mike James’ MVP run (43:35); Can Monaco beat anybody? (45:40); Improbable pass by Mike James (50:53); Top off-screen EL shooters (51:51); Remarkable Efes’ play (55:15); 20+20 games in EL history books (57:25); Iconic player for each EL team (1:01:42).
1/22/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jokic’s Conspiracy, Historical Partizan & Dusko’s Legend

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas delve into EuroLeague’s iconic coaches, break down Partizan’s historical comeback, evaluate Olympiacos’ level of concern, and react to Nikola Jokic’s conspiracy story. Topics: Dusko in history books (0:00); Dusko’s merch that you cannot help but love (4:28); Rytis’ surprising appearance in EL club’s merch store (9:50); Coaching icons of Olympiacos & Maccabi (13:10); Duško Vujoševič or Željko Obradovič? (21:20); Why is Pedro Martinez not in the EuroLeague? (22:59) Augustas gets shocked going through Zvezda’s history (30:05); Olympiacos’ concern level (36:58); Rytis DM’ing with Panathinaikos fans (50:59); Partizan’s comeback in history books (52:35); Reasons behind historical Maccabi start (55:10); The underrated player in Partizan? (59:28); Will Milan’s & Zvezda’s moves bring them to the playoffs? (1:04:26); NBA game in Europe that we would go to (1:13:22); Who would do Mike Brown’s laptop conference in the EuroLeague? (1:23:03); Reaction to Nuggets & Nikola Jokic’s conspiracy (1:28:13).
1/15/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 25 seconds
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Would Trades Ruin EuroLeague & Why Tony Parker Is Wrong

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas share insights if trades would ruin EuroLeague, analyze Partizan’s collapse against Fenerbahce, react to surprising statements from Tony Parker, and discuss other hot topics. Topics: An interview to watch (0:00); Would trades ruin EuroLeague (2:03); What do players think about trades (12:25); What’s real & what’s misinterpreted about trades (13:22); Why trades in EuroLeague make sense (15:57); Who got news about real intentions behind trades first (20:45); Why Partizan collapsed vs. Fenerbahce (21:18); The most outstanding performance in Fener (27:38); The major change brought by Sarunas Jasikevicius (33:06); Dimitris Itoudis to Efes: IN or OUT? (37:30); Why we disagree with Tony Parker a lot (49:20); Why Elie Okobo got suspended (58:35); Questionable decisions in Valencia (1:07:04).  
1/10/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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EL Mid-Season Awards, Brave Topić & Bold Predictions For 2024

URBONUS’ Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas give out EuroLeague Mid-season awards: MVP, Best Defensive Player, Best Coach, Most Improved Player. Guys also discuss 10 players who deserve a spot in All-EuroLeague First & Second teams, while also giving bold predictions for 2024 & sharing impressions about this week’s biggest games, including El Clasico. Topics: El Clasico impressions (0:00); Trinchieri’s first ideas in Zalgiris (8:49); Brave decision by Nikola Topic & his debut in Crvena Zvezda (16:39); Miller-McIntyre & Baskonia don’t like Greek teams (22:39); Is Pangos to Valencia a game-changer? (26:22); What will Zizic bring to Virtus? (33:14); Campazzo, James, or Shengelia for Mid-Season MVP? (36:07); Extremely tough choice for Defensive Player of Year (44:01); Banchi’s dominance for Coach Of The Year (47:35); Miller-McIntyre, Caboclo, Nunn, or PJ Dozier? Best rookie (53:02); Who is the most improved & why this award is so much different in the EL? (1:00:05); Dilemmas choosing All-EuroLeague 1st & 2nd Teams (1:07:18); Bold prediction for Fenerbahce (1:18:20); Bayern in the playoffs? (1:21:52); How many more coaches will lose their jobs? (1:24:37); Guessing Real Madrid’s wins & losses (1:26:40); Impossible task of naming regular season’s Top4 (1:30:04).
1/4/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 32 seconds
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EuroLeague Trade Ideas, Partizan’s Excellence & Saras’ Debut

URBONUS’ Rytis Vysniauskas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the upcoming EuroLeague transfer window by offering trade ideas for many teams, including Olympiacos, Fenerbahce, and Craven Zvezda. They also discuss racism incident in Piraeus, reported three-team trade with Keenan Evans as its centerpiece, Partizan’s offensive excellence in a match vs Zalgiris, Sarunas Jasikevicius’ debut behind Fenerbahce’s wheel. Topics: Rytis winning the best commentator award (0:00); How legit were Fenerbahce-Olympiacos-Milano trade reports? (3:18); For how much you would give up Keenan Evans? (9:32); Olympiacos - Fenerbahce trade (15:19); Crvena Zvezda - Zalgiris trade (20:19); Another idea for Shabazz Napier trade (27:48); A win-win trade between PAO & Olimpia (33:10); Hardly imaginable trade for Anadolu Efes (40:16); Help us improve Monaco & Virtus (42:34); Partizan getting Nando De Colo & Rytis ‘the ASVEL GM’? (45:53); Free Jaleen Smith! (49:40); Jasikevicius’ debut & crazy technical foul for James (51:48); Partizan looking like serious contenders right now (59:56); Racism in Piraeus (1:07:04).
12/19/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dusko’s Change, Most Underrated Player & Dealing With Serbian Fans

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas is joined by co-host Errick McCollum from Izmir Karsiyaka, along with special guest Chima Moneke from Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Together, they delve into Dusko Ivanovic’s effect, share funny story from a critical moment in the victory against Crvena Zvezda, explore the most underrated EuroLeague players, discuss hypothetical and potential transfer scenarios, and analyze the recent Dante Exum’s stretch in Dallas. Topics: How Moneke became Partizan & Zvezda player (0:00); A crazy story behind a crazy play against Zvezda (1:35); Moneke’s most fun players to watch (6:39); Most underrated EuroLeague players (11:22); What makes players underrated (16:00); Next EuroLeague’s Chima Moneke (18:39); The dark box that Chima Moneke was in (24:10); Biggest EuroLeague stars that came from lower divisions (32:40); Kevin Pangos for Keenan Evans trade (41:00); Would Pangos make Valencia a Top 8 lock? (45:07); Do mid-season signings really make a difference (48:29); Will Madrid become the best EuroLeague RS team ever? (54:52); Hilarious Moneke’s reaction following Dusko’s hire (1:02:10); What happened with Virtus? (1:09:36); Which underdog to stay in the Top 8? (1:13:47); One important thing to address about the refs (1:19:00); Is Errick McCollum still Zvezda’s believer? (1:20:37); Dante Exum’s situation in Dallas (1:23:48); NBA player in Turkey (1:26:22); Did CJ McCollum like NBA in-season tournament experience (1:28:52); Funny Tadas Sedekerskis story (1:31:00).
12/12/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dwight in Europe, Madar’s Fan Incident & Giannis or Luka in Olympics?

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas pick their dark horses to surprise in the 2024 Paris Olympics Qualifying Tournaments. They also share their takeaways from the games featuring Partizan, Panathinaikos, and Fenerbahce, Yam Madar’s incident and the best potential destinations in Europe for Dwight Howard. Topics: Biggest victory in Augustas’ career? (0:00); The funniest coaching challenge ever? (4:00); Partizan’s season starts now? (8:22); Jerian Grant did something we haven’t seen before (12:00); Mike James & Georgios Bartzokas moment (15:03); The greatness & tragedy of Campazzo (20:02); The play of the year in the worst setting (24:40); Crazy stat & hilarious reaction following Fener’s W (26:21); The problem with Yam Madar’s eye injury (28:17); Serge Ibaka is back (32:15); Team to upset Spain in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament (35:17); Team to upset Latvia (40:50); Luka vs. Giannis for the Olympics ticket (45:30); Puerto Rico’s potential to upset Lithuania & Italy (50:50); EuroLeague & EuroCup team for Dwight Howard (53:25); Two superstars that will join Panathinaikos (59:09); Ettore Messina’s resignation rumors (1:03:11); Favorite All-November Team (1:10:53).
12/4/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dorsey in Panathinaikos & Why Japan Is A Threat To Europe

Errick McCollum and Arturas Gudaitis join URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas as they dive into the Japanese league’s advantages over Europe, breakdown Kevin Pangos’ situation in Milan, discuss Tyler Dorsey’s DNP situation in Fenerbahce, and react to the Luka Doncic-Russell Westbrook rivalry. Topics: Japanese basketball advantages over Europe (0:00); Underrated EuroLeague center (11:48); Why Gudaitis loved playing with Mike James (14:20); EL teams that Gudaitis & Errick watch the most (16:42); Why Fenerbahce & Efes aren’t clicking yet (18:45); What players think when coaches DNP them (25:55); What surprised McCollum watching Dorsey in Turkey (31:40); Tyler Dorsey to Panathinaikos scenario (36:03); What Gudaitis likes and dislikes about PAO’s rebuild (38:07); Reaction to Petrusev’s move to Olympiacos (47:14); Worst ending for best EuroLeague game this season (54:50); What you would do if you’re Kevin Pangos (1:01:25); Why Gudaitis was disappointed with Messina (1:05:37); Where’s the line of criticizing the players today? (1:09:05); Could Pangos be a good fit in Zalgiris? (1:16:00); Players-only meeting in Milan (1:23:20); Will Messina’s comments affect Milan’s offseason signings? (1:27:15); Is Shabazz Napier the next Mike James? (1:31:00); Top 3 EuroLeague centers by Arturas Gudaitis (1:35:35); Reaction to Gregg Popovich protecting Kawhi (1:45:00); Westbrook mocking Luka Doncic was disrespectful? (1:45:02); How to stop Victor Wembanyama? (1:49:20).
11/27/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mirotic-Napier Trade, Messina’s Controversy, Micic’s & Vezenkov’s NBA Concern

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas break down the controversy surrounding Ettore Messina’s interview, analyze the NBA situation of Vasilije Micic and Sasha Vezenkov, and share their reactions following Olympiacos, Efes, and Crvena Zvezda wins. Topics: Did Efes turn their season around? (0:00); Interesting Efes moves while exploring NBA market (4:44); Reaction to controversial Messina’s interview (8:37); How Messina’s remarks might impact Milan’s future (16:30); Who’s lying: Ettore Messina or the journalist? (24:52); Why Messina surprised us a lot (30:02); Shabazz Napier for Nikola Mirotic trade (35:40); Shabazz Napier for Kevin Pangos trade (42:50); The best landing destinations for Kevin Pangos (45:21); Proof that the EuroLeague regular season surpasses the NBA (55:45); Resurrection of Sasha Vezenkov in Belgrade (59:05); COVID vibes and classy time-outs by Olympiacos & Zvezda (1:04:00); Kendrick Nunn’s debut reaction (1:07:55); Funny coincidence with Jabari Parker & Kendrick Nunn (1:13:50); European in the NBA vs. the NBA fit in Europe (1:16:40); NBA concern over Micic & Vezenkov (1:19:10).
11/15/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 12 seconds
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EuroLeague Overreactions, Dusko’s Effect & Can PAO Bounce Back?

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas take a look back at the first month of the EuroLeague season. They discuss early MVP candidates, rank the new head coaches, share their thoughts on  early overreactions, highlight best rookies, and discuss the major elite players’ absences. Topics: Zeljko vs. Messina & guarding Mike James (0:00); Early MVP race candidates (8:07); Pozzecco’s vs. Banchi’s effect (20:23); Should we trust in Sfairopoulos’ effect? (35:27); Funny Raja Bell’s story about Dusko Ivanovic (40:59); Worst Moneke & Wembanyama pronunciations (45:10); Top EuroLeague player that everybody’s missing (47:59); Did Olympiacos’ fans overreact? (56:20); Overreaction about Maccabi & Sarunas Jasikevicius (58:30); Overreaction about Real Madrid (1:05:10); EuroLeague teams to watch recommendations (1:08:10); Why Monaco might be the most exciting team to watch (1:10:20); Why Valencia reminds us of Zalgiris (1:16:00); Why Belinelli could become the most annoying player (1:21:00); What if Shengelia signed with Panathinaikos (1:24:30); Panathinaikos, Efes & Milan bounce back ranking (1:26:00); The most exciting EuroLeague rookie (1:35:30); Our favorite All-EuroLeague October team (1:39:40).
11/6/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nunn’s Impact on PAO, Caboclo at Partizan & Best Player in Europe

URBONUS’ host Donatas Urbonas, co-host Errick McCollum, and guest Kendrick Perry from Unicaja Malaga analyze Kendrick Nunn’s arrival at Panathinaikos, potential changes in the Athens club, Bruno Caboclo’s impact on Partizan, and discuss what’s making Spanish teams excel this year, all while debating whether Mike James holds the title of the best player in Europe. Topics: Discovery about Kendrick Perry (0:00); Nunn’s strengths & challenges in Europe (2:01); Perry’s Panathinaikos’ advice to Nunn (5:21); Who should be worried about their future in Panathinaikos? (7:40); Inside Ataman’s practices (13:30); Does Kendrick Nunn make Panathinaikos a playoff lock? (17:40); Should Olympiacos be concerned? (26:20); What did we learn about Partizan & Zvezda from two derby games? (32:44); Errick’s experience with Ioannis Sfairopoulos (36:10); How good derby game performance can change everything (39:25); Bruno Caboclo in Partizan & one more signing (43:17); We’re stunned by Aleksa Avramovic (48:42); What makes Barca, Real & Valencia so great (49:39); Dusko on a lifetime contract with Baskonia (56:31); New coach’s names that EuroLeague teams should consider (1:00:20); Is Mike James currently the best player in Europe? (1:05:30); The most improved EuroLeague player (1:14:20); New EuroLeague guards that Perry & McCollum love to watch (1:22:00); BCL Final Four predictions (1:25:10).
11/1/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why Dusko Was Fired, Controversial Calls in Greece & Micic’s Trade

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, Augustas Suliauskas dive deep into the discussion of Dusko Ivanovic’s unexpected dismissal, controversial calls surrounding the Olympiacos vs. Partizan and Maccabi vs. Panathinaikos games, and NBA predictions for Vasilije Micic, Sasha Vezenkov, and Victor Wembanyama. – SKSTORE - one of the biggest basketball stores in Europe - offers you to browse through some finest basketball equipment from the best brands on the market, such as Nike, Jordan Brand, adidas, Puma and others. Check it out at: https://skstore.eu/ Topics: Meeting Luca Banchi in the NBA Store (0:00); For or against Dusko Ivanovic’s firing (6:23); How Ioannis Sfairopoulos is going to change Red Star (18:30); Another anticipated EuroLeague coaching change (25:22); Top 3 EuroLeague teams that change coaches most frequently (31:13); Did officiating ruin the Partizan vs. Olympiacos game? (34:32); Did the referees miss a crucial call in Panathinaikos vs. Maccabi game? (41:17); Ergin Ataman’s ejection (46:42); Smailagic on the rise and Mitoglou’s return (49:08); Maccabi’s situation and (54:00); Is Wade Baldwin the best EuroLeague guard? (58:00); Least liked EuroLeague coaches and most overrated players (1:02:48); What to do with ASVEL or ALBA? (1:15:09); Is Vasilije Micic going to be traded? (1:25:02); Is Sasha Vezenkov going to get minutes in the playoffs? (1:27:44); Is Victor Wembanyama going to make the All-Star game? (1:29:37); NBA players to sign in Europe (1:31:37); Big reason to join BN+ community (1:32:46).
10/23/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 50 seconds
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Early EL Surprises, Ataman’s Message & Vezenkov’s NBA Concern

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the early EuroLeague surprises and disappointments, delve into Zvezda’s and Olympiacos’ collapse in Round 2, provide insights into the concerning Maccabi situation, bring you into Ergin Ataman’s 4-hour video session, and share their feelings about Luka Doncic’s visit to Madrid. – SKSTORE - one of the biggest basketball stores in Europe - offers you to browse through some finest basketball equipment from the best brands on the market, such as Nike, Jordan Brand, adidas, Puma and others. Check it out at: https://skstore.eu/ Topics: Best birthday gift to Rytis (0:00); Augis disagrees with Errick’s Zvezda take (8:03); How Ataman’s 4-hour video session could look like (16:25); What’s wrong with Efes? (20:43); Monaco’s biggest problem (28:06); Don’t sleep on them! (31:57); How Barcelona proved us wrong (37:01); Peak Jan Vesely is back? (40:35); First look on Ignas Brazdeikis (45:00); The new strength of Valencia? (46:46); Interesting highlight with Nick Calathes (50:40); Fenerbahce might hit the market? (52:54); Would a coaching change help ASVEL? (54:35); Big concerns over Maccabi’s situation (1:00:18); Is Sasha Vezenkov in trouble? (1:04:25); Best part about Luka & next NBA vs. EuroLeague game (1:09:20); How much it cost to bring an NBA team to Europe (1:15:25).
10/16/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 32 seconds
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Olympiacos vs. PAO, Bold Prediction For Zvezda & Future in Israel

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas is joined by co-host Errick McCollum and special guest Braian Angola from Hapoel Tel Aviv, who shares his experience and feelings in Tel Aviv following the unprecedented terror attacks in Israel. The trio also delves into a detailed analysis of the standout performances in the Olympiacos vs. Panathinaikos game, gives a bold prediction for Red Star, and offers their response to Ergin Ataman’s comments. Topics: War in Israel & the situation in Tel Aviv (00:00); What players think about the future in Israel (8:03); Errick’s response to Ergin Ataman’s remarks (14:00); A new big challenge for Olympiacos? (26:26); The standouts of Olympiacos vs. PAO game (33:11); Advice on how to beat Fenerbahce (44:37); How would you feel if you were Nick Calathes? (49:33); Milan’s problem and new-look Mirotic (53:50); Are doubters sleeping on Barcelona? (1:00:39); Zvezda is a playoff lock? (1:06:07); Errick’s Top 2 EuroLeague point guards (1:11:40); Credit to Zalgiris & Keenan Evans’ future (1:12:31); Teams that people are sleeping on (1:17:25); Errick’s and Braian’s early predictions that went wrong (1:23:24).
10/9/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 46 seconds
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EuroLeague Power Rankings: The Rise of Panathinaikos & Red Star

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas share their power rankings for the 2023-24 EuroLeague season, bringing a couple of controversial takes that are likely to ignite some interesting discussions. Topics: Putting ourselves under the bus on our own will (0:00); Two clear bottom teams (5:30); “Most overrated player” motivation in Valencia (13:12); Is depth always a good thing in the EuroLeague? (19:17); The blessing and the curse of Baskonia (26:03); Do we see Bayern as a playoff team? (33:20); The harsh take on the Final 4 team (42:45); Dream and goal for Zalgiris (55:09); Zvezda ranked too low? (1:03:05); Panathinaikos take that might sound controversial (1:11:05); Fenerbahce take that might surprise (1:19:03); What kept Partizan from the 2nd seed (1:27:42); One thing that holds Milan from being a Final 4 lock (1:34:34); Mixed opinions on Olympiacos status (1:39:30); Rytis’ No. 2 seed that might surprise (1:47:00); Podcasters doubting Efes (1:51:43); What will boost or destroy Monaco (1:57:20); Clear odds for the No. 1 seed (2:06:51).
10/2/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 13 seconds
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Did Olympiacos Need Brazdeikis & Worst/Best EuroLeague Contracts

URBONUS’ Augustas Suliauskas & Donatas Urbonas react to Ignas Brazdeikis’ transfer from Olympiacos to Zalgiris and preview the EuroLeague season, analyzing the best and worst offseason contracts, the No. 1 pick in the EuroLeague, coaches on the hot seat, and more.  Topics: Reaction to Brazdeikis move to Olympiacos (00:00); Why it’s a win-win move for Zalgiris (6:57); What Brazdeikis will bring to Olympiacos (11:33); Did Olympiacos stay in title contention (17:00); Potential Zalgiris candidates to replace Brazdeikis (20:17); Worst Euroleague offseason contracts (27:13); Best offseason contracts (36:40); No. 1 pick of EuroLeague draft (44:15); Early MVP candidate (50:00); The first head coach to be fired (54:06); The new EuroLeague coach to follow (1:03:21); Most interesting newcomers to watch (1:07:21); A team that had the best offseason (1:14:46); Player poised for a breakout year (1:21:50); The next important change for EuroLeague (1:27:58).
9/25/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 34 seconds
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Did Olympiacos Need Brazdeikis & Worst/Best EuroLeague Contracts

URBONUS’ Augustas Suliauskas & Donatas Urbonas react to Ignas Brazdeikis’ transfer from Olympiacos to Zalgiris and preview the EuroLeague season, analyzing the best and worst offseason contracts, the No. 1 pick in the EuroLeague, coaches on the hot seat, and more. Topics: Reaction to Brazdeikis move to Olympiacos (00:00); Why it’s a win-win move for Zalgiris (6:58); What Brazdeikis will bring to Olympiacos (11:33); Did Olympiacos stay in title contention (17:00); Potential Zalgiris candidates to replace Brazdeikis (20:17); Worst Euroleague offseason contracts (27:13); Best offseason contracts (36:40); No. 1 pick of EuroLeague draft (44:15); Early MVP candidate (50:00); The first head coach to be fired (54:06); The new EuroLeague coach to follow (1:03:21); Most interesting newcomers to watch (1:07:21); A team that had the best offseason (1:14:46); Player poised for a breakout year (1:21:50); The next important change for EuroLeague (1:27:58).
9/25/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 34 seconds
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Did Olympiacos Need Brazdeikis & Worst/Best EuroLeague Contracts

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas & Augustas Suliauskas react to Ignas Brazdeikis’ transfer from Olympiacos to Zalgiris and preview the EuroLeague season, analyzing the best and worst offseason contracts, the No. 1 pick in the EuroLeague, coaches on the hot seat, and more. Topics: Reaction to Brazdeikis move to Olympiacos (00:00); Why it’s a win-win move for Zalgiris (6:58); What Brazdeikis will bring to Olympiacos (11:33); Did Olympiacos stay in title contention (17:00); Potential Zalgiris candidates to replace Brazdeikis (20:17); Worst Euroleague offseason contracts (27:13); Best offseason contracts (36:40); No. 1 pick of EuroLeague draft (44:15); Early MVP candidate (50:00); The first head coach to be fired (54:06); The new EuroLeague coach to follow (1:03:21); Most interesting newcomers to watch (1:07:21); A team that had the best offseason (1:14:46); Player poised for a breakout year (1:21:50); The next important change for EuroLeague (1:27:58).
9/25/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 34 seconds
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Germany’s Gold Recipe & Miserable USA vs. Canada

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas share their reactions following the FIBA World Cup 2023 final between Germany and Serbia.
9/10/202340 minutes, 51 seconds
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Serbian Heroes, USA’s Collapse & Final Prediction

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas share views on main reasons behind the USA’s and Canada’s collapse and applaud the unsung heroes of Serbia and Germany. They also give their FIBA World Cup 2023 title game and MVP predictions. Topics: Shockingly simple actions that made the USA collapse (0:00); How did NBA habits hurt the USA in the World Cup (9:33); Which USA players would make the Olympic team (15:30); Addressing USA’s issue once again (20:40); Unsung Germany’s heroes that clinched the W (25:27); Aleksa Avramovic over Dillon Brooks (31:19); Did Canada get confused? (37:11); How Serbia stopped Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (42:40); Serbian mamba (49:50); Serbia vs. Germany prediction (55:57); Why Carmelo Anthony left the gym (1:05:43).
9/9/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 18 seconds
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Problem with Doncic, Weird Schroder & Semifinal Predictions

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the frustrating Luka Doncic experience, the worst night for Dennis Schroder, and how Serbia exposed Lithuania. Also, they share their FIBA World Cup semifinal predictions. Topics: The issue with Luka Doncic (0:00); Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s example to Luka (6:20); Dillon Brooks & Canada’s way of stopping Luka (11:53); What for Dennis Schroder should be and shouldn’t be blamed for (25:25); Are we okay with the last Davis Bertans shot? (34:35); Is Zagars a EuroLeague player? (38:19); Another “Latvian” that increased his value (44:12); How Serbia exposed Lithuania (47:10); Weird Italian reactions on social media (1:00:15); Serbia vs. Canada prediction (1:06:20); Very precise prediction for Germany vs. Team USA (1:10:49).
9/7/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Lithuania Stunned the USA & World Cup Quarterfinal Predictions

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas share their World Cup quarterfinal predictions and discuss a spectacular Lithuania victory over the USA. Topics: The biggest victory behind Lithuania’s W over USA (0:00); Disrespect toward Lithuania? (4:09); Lithuania’s example of how to beat the USA (9:45); Funny story behind arriving at a historical game (13:45); Lithuania exposed the USA’s weaknesses? (18:09); Canada was 1-2 shots away from missing the Olympics? (22:19); Did Spain expose Canada’s weakness? (27:37); How the “bad guy” turned into the hero for Canada (30:50); Unmatched qualities that brought Latvia to the top (37:23); Just another story that shows how unique Luigi Datome is (44:39); Lithuania vs. Serbia prediction (50:50); Italy vs. USA prediction (57:20); Germany vs. Latvia prediction (1:00:43); Slovenia vs. Canada prediction (1:03:45).
9/4/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 16 seconds
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Serbia’s Blackout, Stunning Lithuania & Luka Proving Us Wrong

URBONUS’ Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas share their impressions from an eventful Day 1 of the FIBA World Cup 2nd round. Guys discuss whether or not Svetislav Pesic’s mistakes led to Serbia collapsing against Italy, how there was nothing Greece could do against Lithuania, first serious test to the USA & how Steve Kerr responded, how team effort helped Luka & Slovenia advance as well as discussing the upsets by Brazil and Latvia. This Urbonus episode is sponsored by Courtside 1891. It is FIBA’s premium streaming partner for the World Cup and will allow you to watch action from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 We’ve got good news - a 10% discount code that will enable you to receive 10% off the Max FIBA World Cup Pass so that you can keep up to date with all the World Cup action live and on-demand on Courtside 1891. Discount code: - BASKET23 (10% discount, multi-use) Redemption instructions: Go to this page. Click the “Watch Live with Max” button Log in/Register for Courtside 1891 You’ll then be redirected to the choose-a-package page Select the ‘Max FIBA World Cup Pass’ Use the discount code to complete the transaction. Topics: Real World Cup Start (0:00); Rytis’ complaint about the schedule (3:33); Serbia’s nightmare vs Italy continues (7:15); Lithuania or San Antonio Spurs? (19:03); There was nothing Greece could do (24:30); Never doubt Luka & Slovenia (33:07); First real test for the USA (40:39); How Lithuania - USA could look like (46:26); Reasons behind Canada’s loss vs Brazil (49:11); Is Yago dos Santos the best value signing in the EuroLeague? (52:35); Fernandez vs Scariolo is a chess match to follow (55:46); Latvia’s Cinderella Story continues (58:55).
9/2/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Greece vs. Lithuania Debate, New Star in Serbia & Mess in Turkey

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas share their predictions about who will make the FIBA World Cup 2023 quarterfinals. They also compared their Greek NT concern barometer, discussed a new Serbia star in the making, and tried to understand the mess with Shane Larkin and Scottie Wilbekin in Turkey. This Urbonus episode is sponsored by Courtside 1891. It is FIBA’s premium streaming partner for the World Cup and will allow you to watch action from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 We’ve got good news - a 10% discount code that will enable you to receive 10% off the Max FIBA World Cup Pass so that you can keep up to date with all the World Cup action live and on-demand on Courtside 1891. Discount code: - BASKET23 (10% discount, multi-use) Redemption instructions: Go to this page. Click the “Watch Live with Max” button Log in/Register for Courtside 1891 You’ll then be redirected to the choose-a-package page Select the ‘Max FIBA World Cup Pass’ Use the discount code to complete the transaction. Topics: Klay in Manila & Team USA practice (0:00); The level of concern watching Greece vs. New Zealand (5:15); A new star in Serbia (26:20); Reaction to Turkey punishing Larkin & Wilbekin (32:38); Will Italy make the quarterfinals? (43:48); Greece vs. Lithuania debate (48:34); Belief in Slovenia (1:00:40); The group with the least surprises? (1:04:54); Yuta Watanabe’s tweet illustrates a confusing FIBA system (1:10:01).
8/31/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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Germany’s Title Case, World Cup’s Kobe & Who’s at Fault in France

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas and Rytis Vysniauskas break down the Team USA vs. Greece game and Germany’s title odds, reasons behind France’s and Finland’s collapse, and react to Kobe’s presence in Manila and Noah Lyles statement. This Urbonus episode is sponsored by Courtside 1891. It is FIBA’s premium streaming partner for the World Cup and will allow you to watch action from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 We’ve got good news - a 10% discount code that will enable you to receive 10% off the Max FIBA World Cup Pass so that you can keep up to date with all the World Cup action live and on-demand on Courtside 1891. Discount code: - BASKET23 (10% discount, multi-use) Redemption instructions: Go to this page. Click the “Watch Live with Max” button Log in/Register for Courtside 1891 You’ll then be redirected to the choose-a-package page Select the ‘Max FIBA World Cup Pass’ Use the discount code to complete the transaction. Topics: GOAT sounds, USA trash-talking Greeks & new star (00:00); Who’s to blame for France’s failure? (17:01); What happened to Finland? (33:35) Germany for the World Cup title? (37:41); Was Noah Lyles right or wrong? (48:48); What makes the Dominican Republic a threat? (53:57); The absurdity following Italy’s NT loss (56:25); Biggest World Cup surprises & disappointments (59:29); Our reaction to FIBA World Cup’s Kobe (1:02:04); Japan’s shocker (1:08:05); Perfect Team USA player (1:12:31).
8/29/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 29 seconds
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Surprising Philippines, Canada’s Statement & Blow to Greece

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas discuss their first World Cup thoughts and impressions from the Philippines. They cover the exciting Jordan Clarkson vs. Karl-Anthony Towns game, Canada’s statement for the title, and highlight standout individuals from Round 1. This Urbonus episode is sponsored by Courtside 1891. It is FIBA’s premium streaming partner for the World Cup and will allow you to watch action from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 We’ve got good news - a 10% discount code that will enable you to receive 10% off the Max FIBA World Cup Pass so that you can keep up to date with all the World Cup action live and on-demand on Courtside 1891. Discount code: - BASKET23 (10% discount, multi-use) Redemption instructions: Go to this page. Click the “Watch Live with Max” button Log in/Register for Courtside 1891 You’ll then be redirected to the choose-a-package page Select the ‘Max FIBA World Cup Pass’ Use the discount code to complete the transaction. Topics: What surprised us about the Philippines (0:00); French problems and Canada’s statement (12:12); What impressed us about Australia and the USA? (21:54); Who would you pick for your NT: Clarkson or Towns? (32:05); The craziest World Cup ending (39:59); How Mitoglou’s injury impacts Greeks’ chances (48:08); The Lithuanian Printezis (53:12); A crucial referee call (54:45); Team USA example for others (58:43).
8/27/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Top Team To Beat USA & FIBA World Cup Power Rankings

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas put up the FIBA World Cup 2023 power rankings, listing the main title contenders and leaving out some traditional national team powerhouses. Courtside 1891 is FIBA’s premium streaming partner for the World Cup and will allow you to watch action from the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, selected World Cup warm-up games, and the FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournaments. Stream the games live and on-demand, as well as extended highlights. In some regions, blackouts may apply to games. Check https://www.courtside1891.basketball/where-to-watch for information on where restrictions apply. Topics: Unique Asian fans’ experience (0:00); No 1. team on FIBA World Cup power rankings (6:59); The top team to beat USA (20:50); Rytis comes with an unexpected No 2. pick (23:24); The crucial performance for Australian hopes (30:02); High risk, high reward take about Canada (33:51); Germany for the most exciting European team debate (41:00); Italy over Serbia debate (44:45); Why we have Slovenia out of the Top 8 rankings (54:21); Is Spain in the Top 8 only out of respect? (59:30); Players who show the real beauty of NT basketball (1:06:45); Picks we will regret (1:08:25).
8/21/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mike James’ Future, Olympiacos Rumors & Message to PAO Fans

Mike James and Errick McCollum joined the URBONUS podcast to talk about Mike’s future, rumors involving Olympiacos, the recruitment of Nikola Mirotic, and other exciting events from the offseason. Topics: Mike James comments on rumors & his future (0:00); Did Kemba Walker’s signing force Mike to look elsewhere (4:55); How Mike almost convinced Mirotic to sign in Monaco (15:35); Is Mike James going to do James Harden’s rant (25:22); Did Olympiacos rumors damage Mike James’ chances to leave Monaco (34:30); Mike James trade to Olympiacos, Partizan, or Barcelona (48:08); PJ Dozier’s & Jabari Parker’s potential in EuroLeague (56:26); What went wrong for Nick Calathes in Fenerbahce (1:00:43); Is Carsen Edwards the new Shane Larkin or Mike James? (1:09:37); Free agency moves that impressed Mike James the most (1:13:52); Did Panathinaikos try to sign Mike James (1:16:13); Mike James’ message to Panathinaikos fans (1:18:40); Who would Mike and Errick bring to the Hall of Fame speech (1:22:08); Mike James’ birthday wish for himself (1:25:25); When Mike and Errick are going to retire (1:26:36).
8/18/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 12 seconds
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Best PG For Partizan, European GOAT & Refereeing Scandal

Zach LeDay and Errick McCollum joined the URBONUS podcast to discuss the upcoming Partizan’s roster moves, Mathias Lessort’s success story, Nikola Mirotic’s offseason saga, the EuroLeague refereeing scandal, Ricky Rubio’s career decision, and the European basketball GOAT. Topics: Best & worst of a new generation (0:00); Why LeDay stayed in Partizan (5:30); Did Zach have Zvezda offer (9:17); Nick Calathes or Mike James for Partizan (16:13); Best replacement for irreplaceable Lessort (24:04); Reaction to Nikola Mirotic rumors (35:41); Crazy summer transfer reporting (38:45); Reaction to Monaco’s tweet that went viral (45:38); Behind Ricky Rubio’s decision to stop his career (54:08); Did EuroLeague get stronger or weaker? (1:04:55); Transfers that made McCollum & LeDay happy (1:14:11); Refereeing scandal & suspicious refereeing (1:18:17); Who is the European GOAT (1:28:37).
8/7/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 11 seconds
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Can Luka Take Slovenia To Medals & Why Greeks Can’t Be Ruled Out

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss Slovenia & Greek teams’ chances in the FIBA World Cup 2023 and their most anticipated things to watch. They also discuss the recent rumors about Svi Mykhailiuk, John Wall & Kendrick Nunn. Topics: Larentzakis already annoying Luka (0:00); Are referees supporting Luka Doncic? (2:03); Greece or Olympiacos? (5:00); Can Luka Doncic take Slovenia to the podium? (8:46); Mike Tobey or Jordan Morgan (14:54); The main issues with Slovenia NT (16:22); Forced prediction for Slovenia (19:42); Why you can’t rule out Greece (22:37); Greece or Lithuania? (30:25); The dark horse of World Cup (31:41); Potential World Cup sleeper to reach quarterfinals (33:30); Star to replace Giannis and Jokic (35:48); Rytis on Tony Parker’s Instagram story (38:05); Mike James on Latvia NT (42:06); Another World Cup sleeper (45:45); Jamal Murray’s availability for the World Cup (49:40); Weird issues that Cape Verde is facing (51:46); Unusual fans’ experience in Asia (54:55); Svy Mykhailiuk’s fit in Panathinaikos (1:00:17); Why Rytis is not a fan of John Wall’s move to Europe (1:05:51).
8/3/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 39 seconds
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Olympiacos Players’ Reaction to Sloukas & Kemba’s Impact to EuroLeague

Join the URBONUS podcast as Thomas Walkup and Errick McCollum share their reactions to Nikola Mirotic's saga. They also delve into Kemba Walker's potential in the EuroLeague, evaluate Olympiacos' actions following Kostas Sloukas' departure to Panathinaikos, and express their thoughts on naturalized players in national teams. Topics: Who wins: offense or defense? (0:00); Reaction to Nikola Mirotic's saga (3:57); The unsafest situations for Walkup & McCollum (12:11); The next Nikola Mirotic's destination (20:01); Kemba Walker's impact in EuroLeague (24:31); The risks and rewards of Walker's signing (29:38); When there's too much talent on a team? (35:15); Bartzokas' system: frustration or preservation? (39:48); Was there a way to please Sloukas? (43:37); How Olympiacos' team group chat looked after Sloukas' signing with PAO (47:19); Olympiacos players' conversations with Sloukas (48:37); The most important voice in Olympiacos locker room (52:28); What type of guard does Olympiacos need now (54:56); Replacing Sasha Vezenkov (1:01:52); Which backcourt fits best: PAO, Zvezda, or Monaco? (1:08:10); NBA player in pole position to succeed in EuroLeague (1:16:50); Thomas Walkup vs. Team USA (1:24:57); Criticism of naturalized players in national teams (1:27:34); Why Americans prefer the Olympics over the World Cup (1:38:31).
7/28/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 12 seconds
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Different Ataman’s Love For Sloukas & Partizan Title Odds With Mirotic

Shane Larkin and Errick McCollum join the URBONUS podcast to share their views on the pros and cons of Kostas Sloukas’ decision to leave Olympiacos for Panathinaikos, Nikola Mirotic’s impact on Partizan’s title chances, the upcoming changes in Anadolu Efes, and the most underrated offseason signings. Topics: Shane’s feelings about the crazy EuroLeague offseason (00:00); What will be different in new look Efes (4:18); The main difference between Can and Ataman (8:18); Shane’s NBA advice to Vasilije Micic (12:22); Pros and cons of Sloukas' decision to leave Olympiacos (14:58); Why Sloukas will get different love from Ataman than Bartzokas (24:22); The frustrating situation between Larkin and Ataman (29:09); What makes Ataman successful (34:53); What Panathinaikos are missing to overtake Olympiacos (41:10); The game that Shane marked red on the new EuroLeague schedule (46:41); Will Clyburn vs. Fenerbahce fans (48:33); Does Nikola Mirotic make Partizan a title contender (50:39); Did Zvezda get better than last year (59:36); The most underrated offseason signing (1:06:23); Why the NBA in-season tournament doesn't make sense (1:10:13).  
7/19/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sloukas to Partizan, Replacement For Vezenkov & Crazy NBA Contracts

Kevin Punter and Errick McCollum join the URBONUS podcast to share their views about Sasha Vezenkov’s and Vasilije Micic’s potential in the NBA and their best replacements in Europe.
7/3/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 29 seconds
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Best Destinations For 5 Hottest EL Free Agents & Shocking Barca Move

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Errick McCollum dive into the latest breaking news in Barcelona, and discuss the best teams for the five hottest EuroLeague free agents. Check out KICKZ for the very best basketball gear in the game & use our special promo code BASKETNEWS10 for 10% off: https://basketne.ws/KICKZ Topics: The first reaction to breaking news in Barcelona (0:00); Was Saras’ tenure in Barcelona a failure (5:13); More Barcelona’s departures and first look at Roger Grimau (13:34); Saras’ chances of becoming an NBA head coach (15:56); How long will it take for Wembanyama to win the title (21:04); The most underrated skill of Wembanyama (29:22); The first reaction to Panathinaikos signing Luca Vildoza (31:21); The best landing spot for Kostas Sloukas (35:43); Kevin Punter’s free agency destiny (41:48); Nikola Mirotic or Kevin Punter for Milan (47:03); Best fit for Darius Thompson (49:00); Choosing between Brandon Davies & Mathias Lessort (56:39); Ranking best destinations for Nikola Mirotic (1:01:37); Was Nikola Mirotic a bust? (1:06:08); What’s wrong with EuroLeague’s salary cap project (1:13:25); How Errick feels about Team USA’s odds to win the FIBA World Cup 2023 (1:19:15).
6/26/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 7 seconds
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Demands For EuroLeague CEO, Zvezda’s Tricks vs. Partizan & Mirotic’s NBA Options

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas provide their analysis of Crvena Zvezda’s comeback in the ABA league finals against Partizan, give their insights on Nikola Mirotic drama in Barcelona and share their expectations from the newly elected EuroLeague CEO Paulius Motiejunas. Check out https://KICKZ.com for the very best basketball gear in the game & use our special promo code BASKETNEWS10 for 10% off! Topics: Who could step in to solve fans’ problem in Europe (0:00); How Zvezda saved series vs. Partizan (8:27); How Barca eliminated Sergio Llull’s magic (19:33); Discussing questionable calls in Barca vs. Real game (22:17); We’re doing this mistake with Madrid again… (26:38); Teasing Barcelona fans (30:41); Why we feel bad for Nikola Mirotic (31:41); Six demands for the new EuroLeague CEO Paulius Motiejunas (40:07); Nikola Mirotic options in the NBA (58:13); Last pre-draft test for Victor Wembanyama (1:03:48); How Wembanyama would change the World Cup (1:06:15).
6/19/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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Olympiacos Response, Scuffle in Milan & Worst Matchup for Wemby

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Augustas Suliauskas discuss the scuffle in Milan involving local fans, Milos Teodosic and Daniel Hackett in Milan. They also dive into the main reasong behind Panathinaikos victory over Olympiacos in Game 3 of the Greek league finals. Plus, they explore potential roster additions for Fenerbahce and Milan. Check out https://KICKZ.com for the very best basketball gear in the game & use our special promo code BASKETNEWS10 for 10% off! Topics: (Un)expected fans reaction to Augis’ tweet (00:00); Why everyone is so angry (3:25); Reaction to scuffle in Milan (6:14); Milan’s best lineup (13:30); Milan’s death lineup (18:17); How Olympiacos responded to Panathinaikos (28:18); Why Monaco is the worst matchup for Victor Wembanyama (38:07); Evaluating Fenerbahce season (48:20); The best signing for Fenerbahce (57:10); Ranking top available players this summer (1:04:17).
6/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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Greek Dramas, Itoudis’ Laptop & Thompson to Fenerbahce Rumors

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas review the Greek finals drama between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos & explain what makes Fenerbahce vs. Efes semifinals battle so exciting. They also address some top rumors in the European market and discuss how vulnerable this new Team USA will be in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Check out https://KICKZ.com for the very best basketball gear in the game & use our special promo code BASKETNEWS10 for 10% off! Topics: Father & son moment watching Greek league finals (00:00); New cool feature for BN+ members (3:42); Weird Thomas Walkup ejection (6:26); Biggest Panathinaikos heroes (12:38); The biggest difference with PAO (14:52); What if Olympiacos lose the finals? (19:03); The biggest difference between Greek, LKL & Turkish league finals (26:18); Dimitris Itoudis’ laptop story (29:31); Decisive plays in Fenerbahce vs. Efes Game 3 (34:40); Will Clyburn vs. Fenerbahce fans (40:08); LKL finals over Greece & Turkey (42:16); Darius Thompson to Fenerbahce rumors (50:41); Is this newly built Team USA vulnerable? (52:55); Domestic league stories to follow (58:32).
6/9/20231 hour, 29 seconds
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Olympiacos’ Future & How Madrid Shocked the EuroLeague

URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas react to Sergio Llull’s epic game-winning shot, analyze Real Madrid’s standouts, discuss Olympiacos’ future, touch on coaching market rumors & deliver a special message to our listeners. Check out https://KICKZ.com for the very best basketball gear in the game & use our special promo code BASKETNEWS10 for 10% off! Topics: Vezenkov’s nightmare (00:00); The craziest facts behind Llull’s game-winner (4:22); Unsung Madrid’s hero v1 (9:32); MVP debate (12:44); Unsung Madrid’s hero v2 (16:01); What Olympiacos could have done differently (18:30); Unpopular champions (22:37); Criticism for Chus Mateo and Scariolo rumors (25:50); Coaching market rumors (34:28); What to do with the 3rd place game (36:06); Weird fan experience in the Final Four (40:01); What ESPN viewers thought of the Final Four (45:09); Uncertainty in the EuroLeague (49:38); Olympiacos’ future (51:58); Message to URBONUS listeners (58:32).
5/22/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Olympiacos’ Heroes, Disappointing Mirotic & Saras at Exit Door?

On the new URBONUS episode from Kaunas, Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the main reasons behind Olympiacos and Real victories over Monaco and Barcelona. They also discuss Sarunas Jasikevicius future in Barcelona and share their Final Four impressions. Check out https://KICKZ.com for the very best basketball gear in the game & use our special promo code BASKETNEWS10 for 10% off! Topics: Impressions from the Final Four in Kaunas (00:00); Facts & reasons behind historical Olympiacos quarter (7:05); Weird move with Mike James & what’s next for Monaco (18:44); The most underrated Olympiacos player (27:31); Very sad day for Nikola Mirotic (33:51); Questioning Saras’ decision-making (39:22); Edy Tavares & underrated Madrid’s hero (45:19); Apology to all veterans (48:00); Story behind late Kyle Hines emoji (51:00); Saras future & wild rumors (56:33).
5/20/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Predicting Olympiacos Loss & Shocking All-EuroLeague Teams

Will Clyburn and Errick McCollum reveal their EuroLeague Final Four predictions and discuss the shocking All-EuroLeague Teams selections on the new URBONUS episode. Topics: Hilarious Shane Larkin reaction to All-EuroLeague Teams (00:00); Ideal All-EuroLeague Team (5:08); How All-EuroLeague Teams should be selected (9:24); The next best small forward after Will Clyburn (11:37); Final 4 winning formula (16:00); Predicting Olympiacos loss in the Final 4 (19:57); Playoff series vs. Final 4? (31:37); Picking EuroLeague DPOY: Tavares or Walkup? (36:14); Edy Tavares vs. Rudy Gobert (39:20); Why people want Madrid to fail (41:35); Barcelona vs. Real Madrid predictions (43:09); EuroLeague champions prediction (49:18); Bait for ESPN viewers to watch the Final Four (54:20).
5/16/202358 minutes, 2 seconds
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Point God Sloukas, Partizan’s Collapse & Star Power in Monaco

Augustas Šuliauskas and Rytis Vyšniauskas react to all the Game 5 action in Euroleague. Guys analyze how Sloukas led his team to the Final Four, how Monaco overcame Maccabi, insane Wade Baldwin and Mike James performances and Real Madrid making history. Topics: Intro (0:00); What happened in Madrid (04:46); Quality basketball in Monaco (18:55); Olympiacos vs Fenerbahce battle (36:47); Kaunas waiting for basketball fans (48:58).
5/11/202353 minutes, 27 seconds
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Advice For Punter, Olympiacos at Risk & Game 5 Predictions

Join Karsiyaka and Galatasaray stars Errick McCollum and Dylan Ennis on the URBONUS podcast for EuroLeague playoff game 5 predictions, analysis of Kevin Punter’s impact, and whether Olympiacos might get eliminated. Also, players revealed their most infamous stories of dirty tactics used by home teams in important games. Topics: EuroLeague on ESPN benefits (00:00); Most likely away team to win Game 5 (5:28); McCollum & Ennis’ solution to Madrid brawl (7:59); Crazy stats behind Punter’s absence (11:46); Games McCollum & Ennis wouldn’t bring families to (14:00); Game 5 advice for Kevin Punter (18:16); Why EuroLeague needs add new stat for Edy Tavares (22:27); Is Olympiacos in trouble? (29:15); How Fenerbahce stopped Vezenkov & others (34:47); Can Fenerbahce survive the shortest playoff rotation (41:05); Monaco’s main problems vs. Maccabi (46:00); Dirty stories from hosting guests in Greece & Spain (54:40).
5/8/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
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Behind Sloukas’ Magic & Barca’s Shot at EuroLeague Title

Check out the newest URBONUS episode featuring Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas as they discuss Kostas Sloukas’ game-winning shot, Barcelona’s chances of winning the EuroLeague title, Zalgiris’ offseason goals, and their thoughts on the controversial EuroCup final. Topics: How Sloukas’ game-winner was made (00:00); Hilarious reactions around Sloukas’ game-winner (5:19); Unsung hero behind Sloukas & Vezenkov (9:48); How Fenerbahce complicated Olympiacos’ life (12:18); Zalgiris’ struggles against Barcelona (22:10); Mike Tobey bought some land in Kaunas (25:49); The most unexpected advantage of Zalgiris (32:35); The standout forward idea for elite EuroLeague teams (39:56); Zalgiris’ free agency goals (44:42); Barca’s shot at winning the title (46:48); Controversial EuroCup final (51:59); Jokic’s dominating the Suns & genius Spoelstra (57:32).
5/4/20231 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Response to Obradovic, Best Mike James & World Cup Draw Losers

In the latest URBONUS episode, Augustas Suliauskas and Donatas Urbonas review the reasons behind Partizan loss to Real Madrid, how Monaco escaped with a win in Tel Aviv, and the FIBA World Cup 2023 draw losers. Topics: Weird decision at the end in Belgrade (00:00); Important playoff notes and broken myth (2:50); Chus Mateo response to Zeljko Obradovic (11:58); The best example of how much Partizan missed Kevin Punter (14:30); What’s more remarkable than crazy Edy Tavares numbers (19:07); The impact of Lessort’s & Deck’s return (22:50); The unexpected grave digger for Partizan (25:05); The problem with Partizan & Real suspensions (27:45); The best Mike James in Monaco? (35:41); Decisive moments in Tel Aviv (44:13); World Cup draw losers (49:27); Augustas’ reactions toward NBA MVP winner (53:00); The thing about the EuroLeague that doesn’t make sense (54:00).
5/3/202357 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fight in Madrid, Dangers For Partizan & Chaos in Monaco

Augustas Suliauskas & Donatas Urbonas from URBONUS react to the fight between Real Madrid and Partizan Belgrade. They address the concerning potential consequences of the incident and touch upon the main issues that overshadowed what could have been a great game in Monaco. Topics: The most serious reason why Rytis wasn’t on the pod (00:00); The initial reaction to the fight in Madrid (1:13); The potential punishments for Yabusele, Llull, Punter, and others (8:49); The biggest winners of Partizan & Real brawl (16:01); The MVP of the fight (17:47); The important things that were overshadowed by the fight (22:44); Funny way to realize about the fight in Madrid (28:47); What ruined the game in Monaco (30:48); The important things that were overshadowed in Monaco (39:45); Are we sure about the Final Four? (41:26).
4/28/202345 minutes, 15 seconds
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Punter vs Musa, Elite Olympiacos & Giannis’ “Failure”

Join Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas as they give their hot takes on the EuroLeague playoffs on the new URBOUS episode. From Kevin Punter’s game-winner to Isaiah Canaan’s impressive shooting, these basketball enthusiasts break down all the highlights. Plus, hear their thoughts on Zalgiris’ unfortunate defeat in Barcelona and Maccabi’s statement win in Monaco. But that’s not all, as Rytis also shares his biggest shocker from the elimination game for the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Topics: Crazy Rytis’ schedule (00:00); Why Bucks shocked Rytis (3:41); Reaction to Giannis’ “Failure” (9:51); Three key Fenerbahce problems facing Olympiacos (11:13); This is Olympiacos moment (18:25); Undersized Kevin Durant from Partizan (23:36); Partizan’s X factor (24:56); Unacceptable Dzanan Musa mistakes (28:08); Bad Madrid matchups at crunch time? (34:20); Explaining terrible Monaco’s shooting (40:35); Monaco should do something about Maccabi fans (44:30); Why Monaco should bounce back vs. Maccabi (47:07); Unsung Maccabi heroes in Monaco (52:44); What caused Zalgiris’ collapse in Barcelona (1:01:48); Did Barcelona make the right move by parting ways with Calathes? (1:05:20).
4/27/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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Walkup for Greek NT, Ataman Flirting With PAO & Playoff Predictions

Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Errick McCollum join the URBONUS podcast to share their EuroLeague playoff predictions and feelings about Thomas Walkup potentially joining the Greek national team, and Ergin Ataman flirting with Panathinaikos Athens. Topics: Errick’s reaction to random Kuzminskas’ songs (00:00); Mixed feelings about Thomas Walkup joining Greek NT (3:47); Bad feelings about Ataman flirting with Panathinaikos (14:29); Why Errick isn’t a fan of Ataman to Panathinaikos move (20:30); The only chance for Fenerbahce to stop Olympiacos (22:21); Errick & Kuz not optimistic about Partizan chances (31:09); The decisive factors in Maccabi & Monaco series (39:32); Who has a better backcourt: Maccabi or Monaco? (50:10); Errick being ruthless for Zalgiris & Barcelona series (51:13); Errick smashes Donatas’ hopes (57:11); Coach of the Year & best defender (1:04:14); Making jokes about the Lithuanian weather (1:07:47).
4/21/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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Bartzokas vs Maksvytis, Life-Changing Partizan & All-EuroLeague Teams

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas dish out the hottest EuroLeague regular season awards, from the traditional picks to some out-of-the-box alternatives. They also reveal their All-EuroLeague Teams selections. Topics: Who won URBONUS preseason predictions (00:00); Unfair race for the MVP award (7:24); Best EuroLeague PG (14:27); 1st team selection that Partizan fans will love (17:52); Cinderella story of EuroLeague (19:45); Donatas & Augis debate on cheating (24:42); Crazy stat & turnaround for the best EuroLeague C (30:24); Close race for the 2nd team backcourt (37:09); Best player that didn’t make the playoffs (44:06); The forward that can do it all (46:46); The selection that will make Fenerbahce fans mad (49:00); Coach of the Year award winner debate (52:49); The magic moment of the year (1:02:38); The EuroLeague GM of the year (1:06:15); Augustas fighting conspiracy over best EuroLeague defender (1:12:08); Awkward EuroLeague award (1:20:35); The most improved player of the year (1:23:05); The best non-Vezenkov player (1:28:19); The bust of the year (1:30:08); ‘Our personal apology’ award winner (1:36:37); The next Sasha Vezenkov (1:39:57); Question about Edgaras Ulanovas future (1:43:40).
4/17/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 59 seconds
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PAO Rumors, Ataman’s Antics & Is Punter The Most Clutch?

In this URBONUS episode, BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas analyze the controversial exit of Ergin Ataman vs. Fenerbahce and the changes Efes need to make moving forward. They also address rumors surrounding Panathinaikos, discuss how the EuroLeague playoff race predictions have changed, and pick who will win the EuroCup title.   Topics: Intro (0:00); Judging Ataman’s exit vs. Fenerbahce (3:21); Why Efes didn’t deserve to win against Fener (10:00); Rytis and Donatas’ argument on Efes collapse (14:47); How would we change Efes’ roster? (20:18); Should Ataman continue in Efes? (24:47); Would Ataman be a great fit for Panathinaikos? (34:02); Intriguing rumors on the coaching market (38:51); How one shot shuffled the whole Top 8 prediction (40:30); Is Kevin Punter the most clutch in the EuroLeague? (51:23); Picks for EuroCup champions (56:48); What was worse than Rudy Gobert punching Kyle Anderson (1:02:11); Picks for NBA play-in winners (1:11:35).
4/11/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 1 second
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Olympiacos’ Dilemma, Overhyping Wemby & Fenerbahce Missing Playoffs

In this URBONUS episode, BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas delve into the wild possible outcome of the EuroLeague playoff race. They touch on the possibility of Fenerbahce not making it to the Top 8, an awkward decision Olympiacos may have to make, and Mike James’ much-anticipated return. Additionally, the trio shares their thoughts on Sergio Scariolo and Gianmarco Pozzecco’s takes and react to Victor Wembanyama’s putback dunk. Topics: Why Rytis is relaxed with his 22-euro bet (00:00); An awkward situation for Olympiacos (3:10); The odds of Fenerbahce not making the playoffs (9:27); 50 Cent & some other random basketball things (16:38); The 8th seed with the most potential to upset the 1st seed (20:16); Kazys Maksvytis coach of the year case (24:47); The best & worst opponent for Partizan (28:55); The untold story beyond Wembanyama’s putback dunk (37:01); The best & worst of new NBA rules (39:15); Ranking best EuroLeague backcourts (45:35); The good & bad of Mike James’ return (52:49); Reaction to Gianmarco Pozzecco statement (1:00:04); Takes that went wrong on the URBONUS podcast (1:06:23). Crazy Dennis Rodman story in Europe (1:10:14).
4/3/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 9 seconds
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Adjusting to Different Mike James, Explaining Kings’ Success & Calling Out Euro Fans

In this URBONUS episode, Donatas Urbonas is joined by two special guests - AS Monaco bigs Donatas Motiejunas and Chima Moneke. The trio delves into some hottest topics, including Mike James’ return, unpleasant experiences with fans, secrets behind the Sacramento Kings’ success, and the front-runners in the EuroLeague playoff race. Topics: Ranking EuroLeague teams in the playoff race (00:00); Reacting to Mike James criticism (4:50); Worst fan experiences in Europe (10:09); Why NBA fans went after Donatas Motiejunas (16:15); How Donta Hall blew Motiejunas’ and Moneke’s minds (20:42); Explaining Kings’ success & NT plan for Domantas Sabonis (24:17).
3/30/202327 minutes, 47 seconds
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Exum’s Future, Ataman’s Mind Games & Reaves Joining Germany

Join URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas as they discuss Ergin Ataman’s recent comments about Efes’ playoff hopes, the adjustments that Mike James needs to make following his suspension, whether Partizan should extend Dante Exum’s contract, and the possibility of Austin Reaves joining the German national team. Topics: Why Larkin didn’t get the shot to save Efes (00:00); Why Augustas doesn’t support Ataman’s tricks (7:07); Why Rytis doesn’t like Efes & Milan’s playoff chances (11:56); Should Olympiacos be concerned about getting Partizan in the playoffs (18:37); Unrecognizable Olympiacos’ case for the 1st seed (22:45); Should Partizan extend Dante Exum (27:51); How Partizan turned their biggest issue into their strength (31:19); Is Monaco without Mike James a Final 4 material? (36:50); Why Mike James might return at the MVP level (43:47); The EuroLeague players that improved their stock the most (48:43); Shabazz Napier’s contract & future in Milan (51:43); Why Rytis didn’t understand coach Maksvytis (1:00:00); Why Will Clyburn was attacked on Twitter (1:02:03); Why we strongly disagree with Igor Rakocevic (1:07:07); Why you must follow Scariolo on Twitter (1:08:37); How far would German NT go in the World Cup with Austin Reaves (1:10:55).
3/27/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 33 seconds
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Vezenkov’s NBA Stock, Larkin’s Anger & 7 NBA Players Returning to Europe

Join Donatas Urbonas and Rytis Vysniauskas from BasketNews as they dive into the latest basketball news. In this episode, they discuss Shane Larkin’s recent Twitter outburst, Sasha Vezenkov’s NBA stock, and seven European stars who may be returning from the NBA. Topics: What helped to survive Tel Aviv’s cuisine (00:00); Did Vezenkov end the MVP conversation? (2:49); The underrated MVP candidates (10:23); How Vezenkov’s NBA stock has changed? (15:27); What makes Zalgiris playoff chase crazy (22:22); The worst playoff opponent for the 1st EuroLeague seed (24:39); Did Efes mistreat Shane Larkin? (29:47); Who’s to blame for Efes’ situation? (38:21); Perfect player by Edy Tavares that made the internet mad (44:09); Seven NBA stars that could return to Europe (47:47).
3/21/202358 minutes, 6 seconds
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Saras’ Party, Do or Die Game for Ataman & Best NBA Team for Micic

Join Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas from BasketNews as they dive into the craziest events of the EuroLeague double-round week. They’ll be discussing everything from the partying Sarunas Jasikevicius story to ranking the EuroLeague playoff candidates. They’ll also take a closer look at the hilarious Mike James Twitter thread and help determine the best NBA team for Vasilije Micic. Topics: The best possession of the season? (00:00); Sasha Vezenkov vs. Nikola Mirotic (9:30); What we think about Saras’ party story (19:45); Criticizing Efes (30:48); Are Efes at risk of missing the playoffs? (34:18); Rytis has mixed feelings about Maccabi (35:41); Was Wilbekin affected by Maccabi’s pre-game celebration? (43:26); Ranking most likely & least likely playoff teams (46:07); Do we believe in Milan’s miracle? (56:01); Projecting Zalgiris wins (1:03:15); Who has the most difficult and easiest EuroLeague schedule (1:11:15); Hilarious Mike James vs. Partizan thread on Twitter (1:12:09); Rytis hates Dillon Brooks too (1:17:40); The most underrated EuroLeague player (1:22:45); Best NBA team for Vasilije Micic (1:31:30).
3/13/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fenerbahce’s Title Odds, Disrespected Jokic & Next Team for Bogdanovic

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas provide a detailed URBONUS podcast analysis of Facundo Campazzo and Nemanja Bjelica’s EuroLeague debut. They also discuss Americans’ disrespectful attitude towards European players and suggest potential new teams for the top EuroLeague free agents, including Bogdan Bogdanovic in the NBA. Topics: Was Giannis Antetokounmpo stat padding?! (00:00); Terrible takes on Jokic & Wembanyama (5:08); Reaction to Campazzo’s return (8:58); Are we too harsh on Zvezda? (15:15); Reaction to Bjelica’s return (21:05); Crazy numbers behind a crazy shooting night for Fenerbahce (25:43); Where Dorsey & Bjelica put Fener in title contention (28:50); Why you can’t get too emotional in the EuroLeague (32:03); Potential playoff matchup for Fenerbahce (35:03); Finding future teams for the top EuroLeague players on expiring deals (38:18); Top teams that need Kevin Punter badly (39:26); Is Papagiannis a starter for the powerhouse? (42:45); The next destination for Luca Vildoza (45:48); Do you go after Chris Jones if Micic leaves for the NBA? (48:25); Teams that should go after Nikola Milutinov (1:00:23); The biggest snubs of Melo’s all-time USA vs. Rest of World fives (1:02:35); Who would win: the all-time USA or the Rest of World? (1:07:52); The best future NBA team for Bogdan Bogdanovic (1:09:38).
3/6/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dorsey Destinations, Shocking Argentina & PAO’s Rebuild

Join Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas, and Rytis Vysniauskas from BasketNews as they bring you the latest episode of the URBONUS podcast. In this episode, the team dives into the latest updates regarding EuroLeague signings and assesses the potential landing spots for Tyler Dorsey. Additionally, they take a closer look at Facundo Campazzo’s chances of leading Red Star to the playoffs, and also express their shock over Argentina’s failure to qualify for the FIBA World Cup 2023. Topics: Why we feel bad for Damian Lillard (00:00); Crazy facts behind David Robinson’s 71-point game (8:35); Meeting the projected No. 1 NBA draft pick (13:28); Tyler Dorsey landing destinations (19:53); Much-needed signing for Partizan (22:05); The most active teams before the EuroLeague signing deadline (27:14); Leandro Bolmaro NBA future (29:06); Signing that would add more excitement for the playoff race (34:01); Is Facundo Campazzo going to save Red Star? (35:52); Shocking Argentina’s failure in the World Cup QF (43:53); Rytis promise if Serbia fails to win vs. Great Britain (45:45); Do we have issues with the World Cup qualification system? (48:57); How Panathinaikos should rebuild (56:20); Sarunas Jasikevicius future in Barcelona (1:03:07).
2/27/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Luka’s Case For LeBron’s Record & Hack-A-Calathes

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas and Augustas Suliauskas answer BN+ members and public questions, including NBA trade reactions, EuroLeague Top 8 predictions and the best European fit for Dwight Howard. Topics: Hack-a-Calathes idea (00:00); Unique Q&A & new BN show (6:05); How Kyrie & Durant trades change NBA title odds (8:22); How trades change Lakers playoff chances (19:14); LeBron’s record reaction (21:19); The problem with LeBron’s GOAT case (22:28); Can Luka break untouchable LeBron’s record? (30:01); Best and worst playoff matchups for Efes (33:19); Final Four accommodation tips (35:27); Zalgiris GM story that’s worth a documentary (37:04); Reaction to Lorenzo Brown & Maccabi extension (40:57); The hidden figures of EuroLeague (44:20); EuroCup future (48:27); The biggest rivalry in EuroLeague history (53:36); The best EuroLeague fit for Dwight Howard (57:55); Bold EuroLeague Top 8 predictions (1:00:02); Top 3 EuroLeague players for Lithuania NT (1:05:45); The difference between Red Star ban & recent Partizan case (1:07:55); Should EuroLeague reconsider ALBA position (1:10:25); Top EuroLeague hustle players (1:14:17); Virtus playoff chances (1:15:45); BasketNews prehistory & one change in EuroLeague (1:18:50).
2/13/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bacon’s Middle Finger, Olympiacos Title Odds and Kyrie & Luka Fit

Panathinaikos legend James Gist joins URBONUS’ Donatas Urbonas & Errick McCollum to react to Kyrie Irving’s trade and discuss the blackout moments of Dwayne Bacon, Mike James, and Wade Baldwin. Also, they give their playoff predictions and name starters for the EuroLeague All-Star game. Ardu Prime is a financial broker allowing customers to trade Forex and CFDs. They were founded in Greece in 1999 and are fully regulated. This year Ardu Prime has become the premium partner of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. *Disclaimer: Forex and CFDs are leveraged products and involve a high level of risk. It is possible to lose all of your capital. 70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. Topics: Prayers to earthquake victims (00:00); Why Errick feels sorry for Kyrie & Luka teammates (3:42); Next step for Luka Doncic (6:45); Crazy James Gist trade (13:20); Why EuroLeague needs trades (18:05); Gist on Panathinaikos problem (23:28); How teams should handle aggressive fans (26:32); Understanding Mike James & Wade Baldwin blackout (34:23); Is Maccabi a playoff team? (42:22); Top 8 locks & teams in the playoff race (48:46); Olympiacos to win the EuroLeague? (57:50); EuroLeague Team Europe vs. Rest of World (1:06:30); What does Lessort drink before games? (1:25:03); Should EuroLeague go for the All-Star game (1:29:50).
2/6/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 50 seconds
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Partizan & Zvezda for Top 8, Mike James in Latvia & Worst Shooting Forms

Join BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas as they break down the Belgrade derby, El Clasico & the closest thing to an NBA game. The URBONUS team shares their thoughts on naturalization options for Serbia, Greece & Lithuania and looks back at some of the worst shooting techniques in the NBA. Topics: Must-watch basketball video you’ve never heard of (00:00); X-factors behind Partizan W vs. Zvezda (4:35); A career-low stat for Zeljko (13:44); Best of Zvezda fans (17:43); Who will make the playoffs: Partizan or Zvezda? (22:08); Start, bench, cut: EuroLeague 35+ (26:14); Illogical Llull & underrated Madrid’s star (29:08); What’s wrong with Barca? (33:48); The next Sergio Llull (40:48); Ranking the most improbable events behind Baskonia W over Efes (44:05); Pierria Henry case (52:37); Naturalization ideas for Greece, Serbia & Lithuania (54:05); How Mike James could have played for Latvia NT (58:08); Jeremy Sochan & the worst NBA shooting forms (1:05:39).
1/30/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why Players Love Bartzokas & All-Time American Starting 5

Malcolm Delaney joins Donatas Urbonas and Errick McCollum on the URBONUS podcast to discuss the impact of Shabazz Napier’s addition to Panathinaikos, the biggest surprises in the EuroLeague so far, the top American players in EuroLeague history, and the rare leadership of coach Georgios Bartzokas. Topics: Life at 35 (00:00); Delaney to Zalgiris conversation (2:42); Delaney in talks with one club (6:29); Delaney’s thoughts on helping Partizan (7:46); Is Shabazz Napier the Savior of Panathinaikos? (13:30); Challenging Ettore Messina in Milan’s locker room (21:37); The biggest surprises of the EuroLeague season (31:30); Would Markus Howard be successful in Fenerbahce? (41:51); First impressions of Efes’ Big 3 (51:31); All-time EuroLeague American Starting 5 (1:03:21); Quick ideas to fix the NBA (1:27:49); The EuroLeague’s problem & amazing Bartzokas story (1:36:30).
1/24/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 28 seconds
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Kemba in Milan, Obradovic’s Kiss & All-NBA Sabonis

BasketNews Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas and Augustas Suliauskas have ranked the top EuroLeague transfer deadline signings, shared their top coach of the year candidates, and debated Domantas Sabonis’ standing among the best NBA centers. Topics: Skepticism over EuroLeague All-Star game (00:00); Mike James vs. Sasha Vezenkov debate (13:08); The worst call ever? (18:52); The best and worst of Teodosic (20:37); Virtus problem (23:19); Kazys Maksvytis case for the coach of the year (30:03); Top 3 coach of the year candidates (44:13); Ranking Top 3 transfer deadline signings (47:43); Why Ataman is not Jose Mourinho (59:55); The most unique father-son relationship in EuroLeague (1:03:52); Do we have a problem with Mirotic on the bench in 4Q? (1:07:43); Rytis harsh on Kemba Walker to Europe move (1:10:01); Reaction to Obradovic’s kiss in Belgrade (1:15:25); Domantas Sabonis All-Star case (1:21:23); Sabonis position in NBA C’s ranking (1:25:50).
1/16/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 54 seconds
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Debate Over #FreeFacu & Ideas to Grow the EuroLeague

Tune in to the URBONUS podcast as we travel to Monaco for an in-depth conversation with EuroLeague stars Mike James and Donatas Motiejunas. They give their thoughts on Zalgiris changes and Panathinaikos issues, provide their perspective on the #FreeFacu campaign, and share their ideas for growing the EuroLeague. Topics: Teams Mike James & D-Mo love to watch (00:00); Mike’s relationship with Spanoulis (4:47); Panathinaikos’ problems and solutions (7:09); #FreeAndrews (11:43); How Mike James could have joined Zalgiris (15:05); Evaluating Zalgiris’ signings of Polonara & Taylor (16:57); The irreplaceable Keenan Evans & his future (20:00); Why James & Motiejunas disagree with the #FreeFacu idea (22:52); What’s wrong with the MVP award (30:20); The EuroLeague All-Star game & ideas to grow the league (39:59); The bothering reason why Mike had to decline KD’s invitation (45:05); Coaches and fans’ complaints about player motivation (48:40); The impact of coaches & a change that needs to be made (52:10); Mid-season All-EuroLeague Team (58:03).
1/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 56 seconds
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Greek Derby, Robbed Red Star & Bold Predictions For 2023

Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas of BasketNews share their thoughts on the  Panathinaikos vs. Olympiacos derby and the controversial game-winner by Nikola Mirotic. They also reflect on their top basketball memories of 2022 and make bold predictions for 2023. Topics: Wise words by Andrea Trinchieri (00:00); Who should have apologized for Panathinaikos’ loss? (5:00); The problem behind Bacon’s 30-point performance (10:27); A questionable moment on PAO’s bench (15:01); Why Olympiacos is a Final 4 material (18:30); Reaction to a controversial Mirotic’s game-winner (21:52); Two ideas on how to improve refereeing in the EuroLeague (24:37); Why Red Star was robbed (29:21); How Petrusev could have landed in Zalgiris (35:47); Deshaun Thomas future (40:15); Horrible call on Mike James & his trip to Athens (48:48); Top 3 basketball memories of 2022 (53:24); Top 3 bold predictions for 2023 (59:07).
1/2/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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Luka’s Case for GOAT, Campazzo Mania & Dorsey’s Destinations

BasketNews’ Rytis Vysniauskas, Donatas Urbonas, and Augustas Suliauskas react to historical Luka Doncic night & Facundo Campazzo debut in Red Star and discuss the best EuroLeague destinations for Tyler Dorsey. Topics: How Rytis’ T-Mac shoes were stolen (00:00); Reaction to Luka’s 60/21/10 night (5:02); Luka’s problem in Dallas (10:43); Jokic case for the 3rd MVP award (13:54); European GOAT in the NBA (16:55); Campazzo status for Barcelona game (29:03); Funny details around Campazzo’s debut (31:10); Giannis’ countdown in Belgrade (35:23); How Red Star stopped Vezenkov (37:56); Tyler Dorsey rumors (41:20); The best EuroLeague destination for Dorsey (42:03); Why Dorsey didn’t stay in the NBA (48:55); The next fringe NBA player to return to Europe (50:02); Is Keenan Evans becoming another $1M PG? (54:33); Is Milan back? (1:11:35).
12/28/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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EuroLeague Trade Ideas & Best PF in Europe

Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas of BasketNews bring you trade ideas for EuroLeague teams, delve into the latest hot takes surrounding EuroLeague stars, and explain why Rytis didn’t join us on the podcast this week. Topics: Best & worst of FIFA World Cup (00:00); Why fans will love Final Four in Kaunas (10:40); Rytis on Argentina fewer (17:23); Reply to Mike James’ tweet (19:46); Who’s the best PF forward in Europe (33:12); Why Antetokounmpo is a good signing for Fener (46:41); The ideal point guard for Partizan (51:05); Four-team trade (56:59); Sign-and-trade deal for Campazzo (1:05:01); Boring trades (1:09:14); Trade for Panathinaikos (1:10:25).
12/19/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Best of Partizan vs. Zvezda & Alternative EuroLeague Awards | URBONUS

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas and Rytis Vyniauskas focus on critical things of the Partizan and Crvena Zvezda derby, discuss crucial mistakes in crazy Real and Monaco game and invite you to the First EuroLeague Trimester Awards ceremony. Topics: Argentina or Zalgiris & Efes fans surprise (00:00); The best thing about Partizan vs. Crvena Zvezda derby (7:00); Biggest Partizan difference & questionable Punter’s move(12:15); Huge refs mistake in Belgrade & (15:21); Ivanovic’s effect & crazy turnaround for Vildoza (20:33); Distractions that hurt Tavares and Madrid (26:01); What’s more incredible than Mike James’ 3+1 play (30:05); Madrid not learning from their mistakes (33:33); NBA rule that would make the EuroLeague great (37:11); The most underrated EuroLeague player (42:15). The best player coming off the bench (49:17); The most fun players and teams to watch (53:51); The player that cries about refs the most (59:10); The best summer signing  (1:02:40); The best EuroLeague veteran (1:06:30); The best player with the least help (1:09:16); A rare milestone among the best passers (1:12:06); Should the Rockets play more through Alperen Sengun (1:15:48).
12/12/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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Campazzo’s Next Team, Vezenkov’s NBA Move & Funny Ataman Story

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas is joined by Karsiyaka Izmir star Errick McCollum and AS Monaco guard Jordan Loyd to discuss the next EuroLeague destination for Facundo Campazzo and whether Maccabi should fire coach Oded Kattash. Gents also share a hilarious Ergin Ataman MVP story and explain why Sasha Vezenkov’s future is in the NBA. Topics: Jordan Loyd debut on URBONUS (00:00); Winning triple defense move vs. Micic (1:30); The absurd situation with Wembanyama (3:27); The most exciting Campazzo EuroLeague transfer (8:35); Why Campazzo couldn’t stay in the NBA (18:05); Underrated loss for Milan (23:05); Should Maccabi fire Oded Kattash (29:29); What Loyd has learned from tweeting after the Fenerbahce game (38:45); Top 3 EuroLeague players to follow on Twitter (44:55); Reasons how Efes turned the season around (46:35); Hilarious Ergin Ataman MVP story (56:57); Why you can blame Madrid for improved Will Clyburn (1:02:38); Why Vezenkov for sure will be in the NBA (1:04:04); Mike James MVP case arguments over Vezenkov (1:12:09); Ways to stop the hottest EuroLeague team (1:14:15).
12/6/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fener’s Success Explained, Klay Vezenkov & Mad Teodosic

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas explain rare Fenerbahce start, discuss Ettore Messina’s hidden messages, and recalls heated moments that involved Milos Teodosic and Nicolo Melli. Topics: Ataman on BN+ (0:00); Fun facts behind rare Rytis milestone (2:58); Reasons behind Fenerbahce’s record (9:27) Explaining crazy Fener’s numbers (14:58); Vezenkov doing Klay Thompson (24:47); Recalling Chus Mateo rumors (28:10); Why Rytis almost fall asleep during Real vs. Partizan (32:03); Panathinaikos run: nothing, something, or everything? (36:13); Potential Pangos replacement & hope for Milan (43:11) Hidden Messina message (49:55); What happened to Teodosic and Melli (58:13); The game of the week (1:02:55).
11/28/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Saras & Efes Controversy, Commander Dusko & Early MVP Race

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the controversial Barcelona and  Efes game, reacts to the notorious Dusko Ivanovic practice, and share the early MVP candidates. Topics: Very bad World Cup takes (00:00); Why Saras’ accusations don’t make a lot of sense (2:35); How EuroLeague should have reacted to this scandal (10:35); The biggest difference that Efes made (18:10); What happened between Saras and Kalinic (22:00); Unacceptable Satoransky and weird minutes (26:32); Is Luwawu-Cabarrot an answer to Milan’s depression? (32:08); Hypothetical coaching change for Milan (41:45); Zalgiris setting example (43:51); Reacting to Dusko Ivanovic 6.5 hour practice (49:40); Top 5 early MVP candidates (1:00:35); The problem with EuroLeague head coaches (1:10:20).
11/21/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Wemby Behind the Scenes, Absurd Micic’s Case & Zvezda’s Surprise

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the scenes around Victor Wembanyama’s French NT debut, another disappointing situation of FIBA windows, and the unexpected change in Crvena Zvezda. Highest paid EuroLeague players: https://basketne.ws/salaries Painful Kevin Pangos and Olimpia Milan's offense: https://basketne.ws/Olimpia This podcast is presented by World of Warships. Register and play World of Warships for free – https://wo.ws/3ElYMtO You will receive: 200 doubloons 2 million credits 7 Days of WoWs Premium Tier IV Ship 6 skilled points commanders Challenge for Submarines! Topics: Intro (00:00); Impressive & embarrassing moments of Wembanyama’s debut night (1:21); Shocking improvement in Wembanyama’s game (8:30); What’s unique about Wembanyama compared to Giannis & Jokic (17:00); FIBA windows absurd illustrated by Ataman & Micic (23:23); The worst game of the season? (36:26); What’s not working for Milan (40:27); Surprising Crvena Zvezda move (49:02); How Ivanovic will change Crvena Zvezda (56:04); Spending €5M on highest-paid EuroLeague players (1:00:33).
11/14/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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Top EuroLeague Surprises, Solution For Partizan & Pelicans Title Run

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Errick McCollum discuss their Top 3 early EuroLeague surprises and disappointments. Errick also shares a scary experience in Turkey and explains why he wouldn’t trade for Kevin Durant if he were a Pelicans GM. Topics: Scary encounter with a man with a knife in Izmir (00:00); Lamar Odom fake pennis story (7:24); The biggest surprise of the season (11:24); Fenerbahce EuroLeague title chances (20:33); Biggest Monaco surprise & their scary potential (32:57); Interesting signing idea for Partizan (40:35); Partizan player on a breakout year (47:20); The biggest disappointment for Errick McCollum (52:19); Is Karma a bitch for Madrid? (56:53); Crucial officiating mistakes in the EuroLeague (1:03:57); The bad part of Andrea Trinchieri effect (1:10:00); What’s not clicking for two Final Four teams (1:16:41); Pelicans title case & rejecting KD trade (1:25:03).
11/7/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 49 seconds
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Unbeatable Fener, Attack on Doncic & Ranking Partizan’s Zeljko

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the best Fenerbahce start in 9 years, the Nets fan attack on Luka Doncic, and if Zeljko Obradovic is still the top EuroLeague coach. BasketNews shop: https://shop.basketnews.lt/en Topics: Lakers of EuroLeague (00:00); What makes Fenerbahce unbeaten (8:00); Nemanja Bjelica injury timeline (14:39); Challenge that Guduric had to go through (18:31); Wilbekin or Larkin for the Turkish NT? (25:49); What will the new signing bring to Efes (29:28); What has stopped Olympiacos? (35:00); Interesting story behind Monaco’s star backcourt (39:05); Canaan’s future & Mike James trash-talking Larentzakis (42:25); Scary Monaco numbers (49:30); Is Zeljko Obradovic still Top 3 EuroLeague coach? (57:25); Learning from the attack on Luka Doncic (1:06:10).
10/31/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Bacon (Not) Giving Hope to PAO & GSW of EuroLeague

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas discuss Panathinaikos’ future after Dwayne Bacon signing, the biggest highlights of the Real vs. Olympiacos game, and the most favorite underdog stories in EuroLeague so far. Topics: One more reason to join BN+ & win great prizes (00:00); What Bacon move change for Panathinaikos (1:41); Rytis impersonating Mike James (9:13); Why Radonjic deserves a chance in PAO (21:01); Questionable play in Real vs. OLY ending (25:20); Educational material of Vezenkov, crazy Larentzakis stat (27:50); Is Chus Mateo already in trouble? (33:51); The most depressing team so far (39:17); The GSW of the EuroLeague (46:08); New Bayern & Red Star combination (49:51); New Shane Larkin (53:33).
10/24/202259 minutes, 28 seconds
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Unfair Superstars & The Rule Change EuroLeague Really Needs

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the controversial calls in Round 2, key highlights of the remarkable Mike James & Will Clyburn battle, and (un)lucky events behind Partizan’s upset. Topics: Where is Rytis? (00:00); Howard’s masterclass & what went wrong for Partizan (1:21); Top 3 early season surprises (9:44); Behind Zeljko’s & Punter’s hug (15:31); The EuroLeague rule that must be changed (19:03); Reaction over uncalled foul vs. Micic (25:20); The only regret of James & Clyburn’s classics (27:02); Questionable leadership decision in Efes  (31:45); Risky Monaco’s experiment (35:05); Why Mike James is unfair (43:56); What was worst about Maccabi’s tweet (47:37); What makes Olympiacos so strong (55:45); Few things to like about Panathinaikos (1:00:58); What went wrong with Bacon & PAO turmoil (1:05:38); A very unusual thing in El Clasico (1:08:47); Most surprising EuroLeague GM survey results (1:12:30); Recommended games to watch (1:22:18).
10/17/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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Start of BN+, Dubai Rumors & EuroLeague GOAT (Q&A)

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas in the URBONUS Q&A session share their insights on the EuroLeague-Dubai project, EuroLeague GOAT, Top 3 Europeans that never played in the NBA, signings for Maccabi, Efes, Saras’ future in Barcelona and more. Topics: Big BasketNews announcement (00:00); Rumors about the EuroLeague team in Dubai (11:25); Top 3 Europeans that never played in the NBA (31:20); Who is the EuroLeague GOAT (34:01); When Saras will get fired & his tenure with Barcelona (39:10); What signing would make Maccabi a playoff team (51:38); What would be the best EuroLeague fit for Dorsey? (55:04); Luka Doncic under Sarunas Jasikevicius (59:08); Suggestion for FIBA windows (1:03:00); Vezenkov for the MVP or Alphonso Ford award (1:07:41); Best signing for Efes (1:11:07); Best fans in Europe (1:14:37); Most overrated & underrated EuroLeague players (1:22:38); New rule ideas for FIBA (1:27:25); Teams we support, hobbies & dream jobs (1:30:15).
10/13/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 57 seconds
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What If For Wembanyama, Olympiacos Heroes & TOP 50 Players’ Ranking Reaction

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas discuss the EuroLeague season opener with remarkable performances on Olympiacos side and the key of Partizan struggles, Victor Wembanyama cloning the NBA superstars and BasketNews’ Top 50 ranking reaction. Full BasketNews’ Top 50 players ranking: https://basketnews.com/news-178899-basketnews-euroleague-players-ranking-top-10.html Register and play World of Warships for free – https://wo.ws/3ElYMtO You will receive: 200 doubloons 2 million credits 7 Days of WoWs Premium Tier IV Ship 6 skilled points commanders Challenge for Submarines! Topics: Rytis birthday wishes (00:00); What if Wembanyama stayed in the EuroLeague (2:23); NBA superstars that were cloned to build Wembanyama (11:15); Favorite video games by Rytis and Augis (20:10); Why Olympiacos were better than Barcelona (23:55); Larentzakis is not afraid of LeBron (27:03); How Bolomboy improved Olympiacos (33:12); Desperate Zeljko’s move & what’s not clicking for Partizan (39:25); Who should Partizan sign? (46:05); Things to love about Fenerbahce (49:51); Biggest surprises and snubs of BasketNews players ranking (56:45).
10/10/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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Bold EuroLeague Predictions: Fenerbahce in the Final & MVP Race

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas & Augustas Suliauskas share their nine bold predictions for the 2022-23 EuroLeague season and bet on five EuroLeague predictions. Topics: Rytis left surprised by Wembanyama’s experience in Paris (00:00); First EuroLeague team to fire the head coach (5:31); A challenge for Ergin Ataman (14:27); The fact that would tell a lot about the EuroLeague (18:54); Mike James and his biggest MVP race rival (21:55); The rookie case for the All-EuroLeague Team (38:53); Crazy Fenerbahce prediction (43:49); Biggest sleeper for the EuroLeague season (47:44); 5 bets on Partizan, firings, top scorer & Fener’s record (53:33).
10/3/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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EuroLeague Power Rankings: Final Four Locks & Partizan in Playoffs?

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas deliver their power rankings for the EuroLeague 2022-23 season. Topics: Intro (00:00); Mixed opinions on the last EuroLeague seed (00:41); Painful take on Zalgiris position (7:25); Unpredictable change for Crvena Zvezda (12:23); The problem with Panathinaikos & their first move (16:57); The move that changed the direction of Maccabi (26:41); Where would we rank Bayern without Trinchieri? (33:19); Why Partizan can & can’t make the playoffs (42:13); Monaco’s chances of making the Final Four (46:39); Fenerbahce’s position after a massive rebuild (51:05); Did Olympiacos improve enough for the title? (54:20); Debate on Barcelona’s issues (59:35); Hezonja’s question mark in Madrid (1:09:08); The new rule in Spain (1:14:48); What would be a failure for Madrid? (1:21:31).
9/27/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 53 seconds
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Robbed MVP, FIBA lies, Ranking Luka, Giannis & Jokic

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas discuss the highlights of the EuroBasket final & controversial FIBA executive statement, rank Luka Doncic, Giannis Antetokounmpo & Nikola Jokic.   Topics: Funny dream about EuroBasket (00:00); The biggest EuroBasket 2022 moment (3:15); Why Spain was better than France (11:05); Usman Garuba’s future in the NBA (20:30); The robbed EuroBasket MVP (23:58); Exposing FIBA arguments about EuroLeague referees (32:20); Our only change on the All-EuroBasket team (40:09); Ranking EuroBasket’ Jokic, Giannis & Doncic (45:05); What’s bigger: Spain’s gold or Luka’s failure (52:10).
9/20/202258 minutes, 47 seconds
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MVP Schroder & Noise Around Lorenzo Brown

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss what led Spain to the EuroBasket finals, how different Dennis Schroder deserved the MVP award, and why the noise around Lorenzo Brown should stop. Topics: How Rytis bought merch in Berlin (00:00); A huge boost for France before the final (2:35); Spain keys to victory over Germany (6:32); A weird moment with Dennis Schroder (10:40); Pieces that made Spain a title contender (15:15); Who will become the EuroBasket MVP (22:10); Different Schroder (28:50); If Giannis, Jokic & Luka will return to FIBA competitions (35:47); For or against Lorenzo Brown’s naturalization (39:15); The difference between EuroLeague & FIBA referees (52:51); Misunderstanding with some Turkish fans (56:00); Why it’s easier to get technical than coffee in Berlin (1:03:20).
9/17/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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Lesson for Luka & Giannis Wall

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the reasons behind Giannis and Greece’s elimination, the disastrous ending for Luka Doncic, and the new EuroBasket title & MVP frontrunners. Courtside 1891 is the primary LIVE streaming subscription product for FIBA Basketball, where you can watch FIBA EuroBasket 2022 and many other competitions live or on demand. You can either watch with: - A EuroBasket event pass: This allows you to watch the LIVE games from FIBA EuroBasket 2022. - An annual pass: This allows you to watch LIVE games from all Courtside 1891 events throughout the year.* Watch EuroBasket LIVE on the official FIBA platform, Courtside 1891: https://basketne.ws/1891YT *To check any geo-restrictions, visit: https://www.courtside1891.basketball/where-to-watch\ Topics: Message to our viewers & listeners (00:00); Lesson for Slovenia & Luka (3:07); The bad side of Luka & Slovenia (10:15); Luka’s example for Jokic & Giannis (18:19); The exciting part of Poland’s cinderella story (20:20); What went wrong with Greece from the jump (26:22); What was special about Giannis Wall (33:00); The reactions in Greece (39:50); New EuroBasket MVP frontrunners (42:47); The real MVP for France (46:05); Things to love about Italy (48:45); Hillarious Gobert & Rudy the legend (53:15); Useless semifinal predictions (58:51).
9/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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Unacceptable Usage of Jokic & Different Giannis

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the reasons behind the Serbia NT failure, the main difference in Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game, and crazy EuroBasket Round of 16 experiences. Courtside 1891 is the primary LIVE streaming subscription product for FIBA Basketball, where you can watch FIBA EuroBasket 2022 and many other competitions live or on demand. You can either watch with: - A EuroBasket event pass: This allows you to watch the LIVE games from FIBA EuroBasket 2022. - An annual pass: This allows you to watch LIVE games from all Courtside 1891 events throughout the year.* Watch EuroBasket LIVE on the official FIBA platform, Courtside 1891: https://basketne.ws/1891YT *To check any geo-restrictions, visit: https://www.courtside1891.basketball/where-to-watch\ Topics: Intro (00:00); Behind the scenes of Pozzecco wildness (1:50); What happened to Serbia (5:20); Unacceptable role of Nikola Jokic (10:22); Why Svetislav Pesic should step down (13:57); Problem to address about technical fouls (19:29); Does Luka get different treatment? (25:45); The problem with unsportsmanlike fouls (27:53); The tragedy of Turkey NT (30:36); The problem of Croatia (37:00); Sergio Scariolo case for the GOAT (40:11); The most underrated NT coach (49:02); The main Giannis difference (51:20); Funny Thanassis thing & Calathes vs. Satoransky (53:40); Quick look at quarterfinals (56:55).
9/12/20221 hour, 47 seconds
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Macho Doncic, Happy Jokic & Ataman Leaving EuroBasket

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Rytis Vysniauskas in Berlin discuss the historical night for Luka Doncic, select the most entertaining EuroBasket playoff pairs, and go through the list of Ergin Ataman complaints. Courtside 1891 is the primary LIVE streaming subscription product for FIBA Basketball, where you can watch FIBA EuroBasket 2022 and many other competitions live or on demand. You can either watch with: - A EuroBasket event pass: This allows you to watch the LIVE games from FIBA EuroBasket 2022. - An annual pass: This allows you to watch LIVE games from all Courtside 1891 events throughout the year.* Watch EuroBasket LIVE on the official FIBA platform, Courtside 1891: https://basketne.ws/1891YT *To check any geo-restrictions, visit: https://www.courtside1891.basketball/where-to-watch\ Topics: URBONUS in Berlin! (00:00); Rytis impersonates Ataman, reacts to complaints (2:40); Why FIBA Ataman is EuroLeague’s Trojan Horse (11:20); Interesting details behind Doncic’s 47-point night (14:45); What happened with Vincent Collet (23:05); Who will surpass Doncic’s 47-point record (25:25); The most intriguing EuroBasket playoff pair (30:30); The EuroBasket matchup where the upset will happen (35:15); New Jokic’s routine in Serbia NT (39:08); The random most impressive EuroBasket five (45:00).
9/9/202257 minutes, 14 seconds
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Turkey Scandal & Giannis in Pole Position

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the scandalous events in Turkey vs. Georgia & Lithuania vs. Germany games, Turkish NT problems, what should make Giannis Antetokounmpo happy with Greece, and concerns over Luka Doncic. Courtside 1891 is the primary LIVE streaming subscription product for FIBA Basketball, where you can watch FIBA EuroBasket 2022 and many other competitions live or on demand. You can either watch with: - A EuroBasket event pass: This allows you to watch the LIVE games from FIBA EuroBasket 2022. - An annual pass: This allows you to watch LIVE games from all Courtside 1891 events throughout the year.* Watch EuroBasket LIVE on the official FIBA platform, Courtside 1891: https://basketne.ws/1891YT *To check any geo-restrictions, visit: https://www.courtside1891.basketball/where-to-watch\ Topics: A historical night that went wrong (00:00); Rumors about the Turkey vs. Georgia locker room fight (4:58); How FIBA should punish Georgia players (10:40); What’s wrong with Shane Larkin & Turkey (14:10); What was even worse than missed technical free throw (20:30); New Dirk Nowitzki in Germany (31:53); The idea of how to avoid choosing opponents for the playoffs (39:30); The concern over Luka Doncic (43:25); Giannis and new Greek star (49:13); Why Luka, Giannis, and Jokic are untouchable (55:05); The new international basketball stars (58:40).
9/5/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Slovenia Got Worse? Plus New Fun Team to Watch in EuroBasket

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the narrative that Slovenia is weaker than before, a new fun EuroBasket team to watch, and other interesting interactions in Cologne. Courtside 1891 is the primary LIVE streaming subscription product for FIBA Basketball, where you can watch FIBA EuroBasket 2022 and many other competitions live or on demand. You can either watch with: - A EuroBasket event pass: This allows you to watch the LIVE games from FIBA EuroBasket 2022. - An annual pass: This allows you to watch LIVE games from all Courtside 1891 events throughout the year.* Watch EuroBasket LIVE on the official FIBA platform, Courtside 1891: https://basketne.ws/1891YT *To check any geo-restrictions, visit: https://www.courtside1891.basketball/where-to-watch\ Topics: The most random interactions in the EuroBasket (00:00); If we were taxi drivers on the Luka Doncic ride (6:50); Another proof of Luka Doncic greatness (10:05); Did Slovenia get worse? (15:55); New fun team to watch in EuroBasket (22:07); What French team is missing (27:00); The most favorite Dirk Nowitzki moment (32:40); The empty seats in Georgia (36:00).
9/2/202241 minutes, 25 seconds
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Giannis vs. Jokic & EuroBasket 2022 Draft

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the epic battle between Giannis Antetokounmpo & Nikola Jokic and play the EuroBasket 2022 draft. Courtside 1891 is the primary LIVE streaming subscription product for FIBA Basketball, where you can watch FIBA EuroBasket 2022 and many other competitions live or on demand. You can either watch with: - A EuroBasket event pass: This allows you to watch the LIVE games from FIBA EuroBasket 2022. - An annual pass: This allows you to watch LIVE games from all Courtside 1891 events throughout the year.* Watch EuroBasket LIVE on the official FIBA platform, Courtside 1891: https://basketne.ws/1891YT *To check any geo-restrictions, visit: https://www.courtside1891.basketball/where-to-watch Topics: What did we learn from Jokic’s W over Giannis (00:00); The sad part of the Jokic & Giannis battle (7:10); Crazy Greek NT stat & what happened to Slovenia (12:17); A bit surprising No. 1 draft pick (20:47); Intriguing selections next to Luka, Jokic & Giannis (30:16); Two superstars that didn’t make the starting 5 (46:03); Two wildcard picks (1:07:51).
8/30/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ranking TOP 8 EuroBasket Teams: Why We Put Slovenia Over Serbia & Greece

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Rytis Vysniauskas rank the Top 8 EuroBasket teams, including superstars Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, and Giannis Antetokounmpo at FIBA basketball, and share their Top 4 predictions. Topics: The reaction after Mike James podcast (00:00); Unusual borderline Top 8 choice (5:33); The only way for Lithuania (18:27); Why you should love Italy (31:48); Why it’s time for Croatia to thrive (36:38); What’s so great about Turkey (42:30); Why Giannis is more ready to win gold (49:50); What can stop the Serbia NT (1:00:27); The massive turnaround for Evan Fournier (1:07:58); Why Goran Dragic was so important to Luka Doncic (1:13:58); EuroBasket Top 4 predictions (1:26:54).
8/24/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ranking TOP 5 EuroLeague Signings

Mike James joins the URBONUS podcast to rank the Top 5 biggest EuroLeague free agency moves together with BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Errick McCollum. Topics: Why does Mike follow the URBONUS podcast (00:00); Mike’s take about Steph Curry that went worldwide (8:34); The biggest move of the free agency (12:25); A game changer signing for Madrid (20:30); Lorenzo Brown’s passport & weird Baldwin’s addition (25:00); Why James was skeptical about Monaco’s signings at first (28:16); Fenerbahce’s move that surprised many NBA people (35:27); Donatas’ choice that received pressure from Mike & Errick (39:49); Why Mike couldn’t recognize Nick Calathes (48:00); What Mike likes about Monaco’s additions the most (52:25); The best solution for Milan’s struggles (55:19); How one of the most favorite Errick’s Europeans landed in France (58:27); Mike & Errick against European basketball calendar (1:00:30); The key part of Fenerbahce’s rebuild (1:06:03); The steal of the summer? (1:11:48); The best center signing of the summer? (1:15:40); Errick’s & Mike’s choices on biggest under the radar signing (1:19:40); The most exciting EuroLeague rookies to watch by Errick & Mike (1:23:08). The EuroLeague superstar Mike would love to play with (1:25:45).
8/17/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 19 seconds
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Teodosic OUT, Wembanyama’s Odd Move, Free Agency Winners & Losers

URBONUS podcast returns with a new lineup of Donatas Urbonas, Rytis Vysniauskas, and Augustas Suliauskas, discussing the Milos Teodosic cut by Svetislav Pesic, the top summer market winners and losers, and introducing the most exciting EuroLeague rookies. Topics: Intro about the new URBONUS lineup (00:00); Reaction after Milos Teodosic cut (2:35); For and against Lorenzo Brown’s naturalization (10:19); The clear winner of the EuroLeague free agency (18:55); Strange NBA case of Vasilije Micic (24:15); Why Madrid is the winner and loser of the summer (27:57); Three key areas where Milan improved (34:32); Rytis carrying Mike James bandwagon (40:40); Stronger Barcelona with crucial question marks (43:47); Why Baskonia was damaged this summer (54:11); Why Wembanyama left ASVEL (57:15); Tough summer for Bayern (1:04:05); What happened to Maccabi? (1:08:44); The rumors around Jordi and EuroLeague (1:13:09); The most exciting EuroLeague rookies to watch (1:16:02).
8/9/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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Calathes Landing Spots, Spanoulis Risk & Next Big Fener’s Move

URBONUS lineup with BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Errick McCollum picks the best landing spot for Nick Calathes, discusses the next big move for Fenerbahce, Maccabi’s rebuild & Spanoulis risk and shares funny story about Luka Doncic. Topics: Offers that McCollum left on the table (00:00); CJ McCollum’s call after Errick’s battle vs. Luka Doncic (4:50); The best landing spot for Nick Calathes (10:53); The unexpected options for Calathes (15:34); The best Calathes move for the EuroLeague (19:48); The underrated moment in Calathes & Barcelona saga (25:48); The next big signing for Fenerbahce (29:28); Which Maccabi is better: the new one or the old one? (37:45); What Wilbekin was missing in Maccabi (49:32); (Not) concerning Spanoulis decision (56:14); How ASVEL contained Mike James (1:06:13).
6/28/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why Wilbekin Should Choose Fener Over Barca & Saras Debate

Unusual URBONUS lineup with BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas, Augustas Suliauskas & Errick McCollum discusses the Madrid’s triumph in the Spanish league; if Sarunas Jasikevicius is the main problem of Barca; why Scottie Wilbekin should choose Fenerbahce over Barcelona; how Virtus should build for the Final Four; why EuroCup still remains a better platform than BCL; luxury tax in Europe and unforgettable Luigi Lamonica experience. Topics: Unusual URBONUS lineup (00:00); Was Calathes the main issue for Barca? (1:54); Reasons behind Barcelona’s collapse (7:23); Why McCollum prefers Davies to Vesely (12:28); Why Wilbekin should choose Fener over Barca (14:25); If Saras is the one to be blamed for Barca’s collapse (18:21); Rumors that might have hurt Barcelona (27:09); Barca’s options to replace Higgins (29:55); The mental breakdown after the EuroLeague (37:45); Why Milan were better than Virtus (40:05); The better idea than the salary cap in EuroLeague (45:37); Moves that would boost Virtus to the Final 4 (53:00); Why Spanish finals were unwatchable sometimes (59:09); Unforgettable experience with Lamonica (1:06:12); EuroCup or BCL? (1:10:10); New favorites to win the EuroCup (1:17:42); Why the London team won’t be punching bags (1:21:30).
6/22/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 11 seconds
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Replacement for Micic, #1 EuroLeague Pick & Maccabi HC Ideas

Donatas Urbonas & Errick McCollum discuss the key off-season questions and share their ideas on a potential replacement for Vasilije Micic, name a star player that Fenerbahce should rebuild around, and throws head coaching ideas for Maccabi. Topics: CJ and Errick McCollum disagree on NBA champions (00:00); Ataman in the NBA & Efes case for a 3-peat (3:30); The best replacements for Vasilije Micic (8:30); Why Micic should stay in the EuroLeague (13:21); The star player Fenerbahce should rebuild around (17:24); The No. 1 EuroLeague pick by Errick McCollum (24:23); Concerns over Monaco’s star signings (28:25); The problem with the free agency in Europe (37:00); Head coaching ideas for Maccabi (46:05); Top 5 EuroCup signing ideas for EuroLeague clubs (54:11).
6/14/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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Shame in Belgrade & Ataman in the NBA

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the shameful events in the ABA league finals, Crvena Zvezda’s advantage over Partizan, the smart idea behind Clyburn’s announcement, and other EuroLeague signings and rumors. Intro: The good news about Pablo Laso (00:00); Shame in Belgrade that need to be solved (3:34); Sad part behind circus in Lithuania (12:40); Crvena Zvezda advantage over Partizan (22:50); Efes adjustments with Clyburn’s arrival (29:43); Bacon to Efes rumors (35:35); Who fits better next to Zizic: Dunston or Nebo? (38:20); Smart move by Messina (42:40); Real’s answer to Nikola Mirotic (45:10); Milutinov to Fenerbahce: in or out? (48:48); Ataman to the NBA: in or out? (53:47); Mind games behind Clyburn’s announcement (55:50); Mike James joining Kevin Durant (57:50); Chris Jones to Zalgiris: in or out? (1:02:01); The problem of the EuroLeague teams (1:09:30).
6/7/20221 hour, 15 minutes
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Micic in Milwaukee, Itoudis’ Fener & Olympiacos’ Missing Title Piece (Q&A)

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas, stunned by the feedback from Boston, discussed the NBA destination for Vasilije Micic and what Dimitris Itoudis’ acquisition means for Fenerbahce’s future, and what are the missing EuroLeague title pieces for Olympiacos & Barcelona in their URBONUS questions & answers session.   Intro: Stunning feedback from Boston (00:00); Barcelona’s missing title piece (11:27); What Vesely & Satoransky duo means for Calathes future (16:30); What Itoudis presence in Fenerbahce tells about their future (25:15); Olympiacos moves for the EuroLeague title (35:45); Light in the tunnel for Panathinaikos (41:50); Interesting NBA destination for Vasilije Micic (48:48); Why Ataman wasn’t on our Top 5 coaches list (51:40); Turkish NT case for the EuroBasket title (55:25); Top under the radar free agents for the EuroLeague teams  (1:01:35); Transfer ideas for Red Star (1:03:54); Positive PG idea for Zalgiris (1:10:20); Why Saras was worth the hype (1:14:10); Virtus case for the EuroLeague F4 (1:18:16).
5/30/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Huge Laso Mistake & Efes Case For Greatest Team of All Time

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas wrap up the EuroLeague season, focusing on a crucial final mistake, putting Efes and its stars in GOAT conversation, discussing Efes and Real future moves, and sharing farewell stories of Lamonica and Printezis. This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. Use code “URBONUS” and get a special discount for a 2-year subscription: https://nordvpn.com/URBONUS Topics: Intro about the new BasketNews app (00:00); Why Laso made an unforgivable mistake (2:23); New EuroLeague rule idea (7:46); Efes’ X factor that brought the title (12:08); Stunning facts behind Efes win (18:02); Is Efes the greatest EuroLeague team of all time? (23:30); Why Efes set an awful example (31:41); Why Larkin and Micic form the best backcourt of all time (39:20); Efes future moves (44:58); Main Real free agency goal (54:44); Lamonica and his retirement souvenir (59:44); Funny story behind Printezis’ signature shot (1:04:25); Q&A and future podcast plans (1:09:20).
5/23/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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What Did Olympiacos Miss & Why Mirotic Needs More Help

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the semifinals of the EuroLeague Final Four, what Olympiacos and Barcelona were missing to make the title game and what are the predictions for the final.  Topics: How Rytis lost his voice because of Luka (00:00); Why this Final 4 in Belgrade is so special (4:25); Vezenkov’s tears & new Efes weapon (6:24); Potential adjustments that OLY didn’t make (11:18); Why we don’t agree with Mike James (16:04); Why Olympiacos has a bright future (24:07); Why Rytis was shocked with Barca (28:50); Real’s heroes against Barcelona (35:29); Waisted opportunity for Barca & Mirotic (38:41); Future moves for Barca (44:53); Two important messages to Real’s front office (49:36); EuroLeague final prediction (53:56).
5/20/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dream About KD, Olympiacos’ MVP & Mike James’ Future

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss ridiculous Rytis’ dream about Kevin Durant, makes fun of the NBA fans’ pressure, discusses unexpected playoff heroes for Olympiacos & Barcelona, and share future projections for AS Monaco. This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. Use code “URBONUS” and get a special discount for a 2-year subscription: https://nordvpn.com/URBONUS Topics: Rytis had a dream about Kevin Durant (00:00); Why KD is not going to play for Barcelona (6:10); Lithuanian fans coming to Barcelona to rescue Saras (8:08); From being on Zalgiris shortlist to leading Barca to Final 4 (13:01); Why Bayern are heroes (15:49); How Exum’s injury change Barca’s title chances (20:11); Why Walkup was the series MVP (27:10); Understanding how incredible was Monaco’s journey (32:00); Monaco’s budget and future projections (36:55); Rytis’ signing suggestion for Monaco (44:10); Papanikolaou vs. Bacon rivalry (47:18); Why it’s going to be a great Final 4 (49:53); The only problem with these playoffs (53:20).
5/5/202257 minutes, 18 seconds
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Is Kevin Durant Coming to Pireaus & Future Decisions for Maccabi

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss Kevin Durant’s chances of appearing in Piraeus, Game 5 predictions, key Maccabi future decisions & if Ergin Ataman will win the fans’back-to-back titles. This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. Use code “URBONUS” and get a special discount for a 2-year subscription: https://nordvpn.com/URBONUS Topics: Barking John Holland > Kevin Durant (00:00); Beer in Munich & Virtus EuroCup concerns (7:23); Durant’s chances of appearing in Piraeus (11:00); Why Olympiacos will make the Final 4 (17:05); Why Olympiacos & Monaco shouldn’t be playing Game 5 now (26:50); Barcelona’s criminal activity in Munich (33:24); Nick Weiler-Babb & painful fact for Zalgiris fans (37:39); Cool things about new arena in Munich (42:03); Why it would be unfair if Efes won the EuroLeague (46:27); Huge upcoming moves by Milan (56:10); Complicated Maccabi’s head coach hunt (1:03:03); The question over Wilbekin’s future (1:09:51); Terrible Maccabi fans choice on All-Time five (1:20:11).
5/2/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ghosts of Mirotic, Injustice to Zeljko & Playoff Dramas

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the EuroLeague playoffs dramas, including Partizan’s EuroCup upset. Topics: Intro (00:00); Injustice to Partizan & Obradovic (3:16); Another EuroLeague problem (18:59); Explaining crazy Olympiacos vs. Monaco series (27:51); What happened to Mike James (35:02); The problem with Milan’s offense (43:25); Why it’s too early to rule out Milan (48:07); Ghosts chasing Mirotic again (55:02); Why Zenit’s story vs. Barca won’t be repeated (1:01:05); Avi Even is (not) a problem of Maccabi (1:06:25).
4/25/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 9 seconds
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EuroLeague Playoff Predictions & Debate on Maccabi vs Real

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas share their EuroLeague playoff predictions. This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. Use code “URBONUS” and get a special discount for a 2-year subscription: https://nordvpn.com/URBONUS Topics: Intro about stomach collapse (00:00); The only debate over Barcelona vs. Bayern series (5:45); The big discussion on the Real vs. Maccabi series (15:20); The biggest problem with Monaco chances vs. OLY (32:56); What it means when Ataman starts predicting things (45:59).
4/18/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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Controversial Call in El Clasico & Alternative EuroLeague Awards

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss wild scenes of the recent El Clasico in Barcelona and give away EuroLeague regular season awards, including All-EuroLeague Team selections. This episode is sponsored by Nord VPN. Use code “URBONUS” and get a special discount for a 2-year subscription: https://nordvpn.com/URBONUS Topics: The EuroLeague flaws we’re facing again (00:00); Referees mistake in Barcelona vs Real game (9:45); Problem with Mirotic’s ejection & positives for Real (14:53); Exum’s future in Barcelona (18:25); What happened between Heurtel and Real (24:47); All-EuroLeague Team selection (31:17); Best EuroLeague’s Robin (43:31); The moment when Monaco’s stars almost left the club (45:50); Why Trinchieri deserves credit (49:15); Defensive player of the year (53:44); Rookie of the year (59:45); Best in-season GM adjustment (1:05:34); What went wrong with Urbonus on Israeli media (1:09:31).
4/11/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mike James’ MVP Case & Ways to Fix 5 EuroLeague Teams

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed Mike James’ MVP case, an intriguing coach of the year race, the most exciting playoff matchups, and exit interview scenarios for the EuroLeague teams that failed to make the Top 8. Topics: Meeting another Donatas Urbonas (00:00); Incredible events at Jankunas farewell game (4:27); Mike James’ EuroLeague MVP case (10:17); Why Nikola Mirotic should win the MVP (14:08); Tyrese Rice remarks & fun MVP fact (19:40); Who’s in the MVP discussion (21:41); Intriguing coach of the year race (24:51); The direction to improve for Baskonia (31:05); Clear first signing for ALBA Berlin (35:20); The issue to address for Crvena Zvezda (40:22); Big uncertainty with Fenerbahce (46:31); Easy exit interview for Tony Parker (54:55); The playoff matchups we wish to see (57:37).
4/4/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Who Will Join EuroLeague, Next Stop for Xavi & Building New Efes (Q&A)

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed the potential EuroLeague wild card candidates, Xavi Pascual, and other exciting coaching market moves, the easiest ways to improve the EuroLeague and how they entered the basketball business in their special URBONUS questions & answers session. Topics: Rytis' legendary herring tycoon analysis (00:00); EuroLeague wild card candidates (3:55); Unexpected EuroLeague player to depart for the NBA (9:06); Top 5 EuroLeague players (14:26); The next Xavi’s stop & potential coaching market moves (23:50); The room for improvement for Barca and Davies’ future (32:27); Dream replacement for Larkin (38:48); Best destinations for Vesely and De Colo (46:25); Rokas Giedraitis to Olympiacos idea (49:10); Big red flag for Zalgiris head coach signing (51:40); Would the All-EuroLeague team make the NBA playoffs (1:03:58); 32-team EuroLeague with East and West Conferences (1:07:50); Top 5 All-Time EuroLeague overachievers (1:10:15); The easiest ways to improve the EuroLeague (1:13:05); Problem with judging young players (1:16:08); Is Wembanyama a No. 1 NBA draft pick? (1:20:55); How we entered the basketball business (1:26:35); A question for Kevin Durant (1:37:32).
3/28/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 40 seconds
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PAO Rebuild Ideas, Jokubaitis’ NBA Future & Underperforming Players

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas share surprising feedback from the war zone, Panathinaikos rebuild ideas, Rokas Jokubaitis chances to go to Knicks this summer, and EuroLeague players not performing up to their value. Topics: Ataman’s remarks & surprising feedback from Ukraine (00:00); Crazy numbers behind Olympiacos W & room for improvement (11:21); How Panathinaikos should start the rebuild (19:15); Choosing between Nedovic and Macon (25:52); Interesting Greek name for Panathinaikos (32:07); If Rokas Jokubaitis is an NBA player (36:05); What Knicks are planning on Jokubaitis (47:54); EuroLeague players who didn’t perform up to their value (52:45); Most anticipated games of the week (1:09:54).
3/21/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 54 seconds
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Weird Scenes Around Zeljko & Who Will Get Paid Next in EuroLeague

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas share behind the scenes of Sarunas Jasikevicius and Zeljko Obradovic’s visit in Lithuania, discuss the collapse of Efes, and brings six EuroLeague players who deserve a significant pay raise. Topics: Intro (00:00); Scenes that show how big Saras is in Lithuania (1:13); Weird scenes around Zeljko Obradovic (9:08); Some love for ALBA & next interesting Serbian coach (13:25); No offense against Ataman (16:50); Why Efes have collapsed (20:10); Funny scenes in Monaco (25:59); Unexpected call for Rytis (29:48); The mysterious case of Shane Larkin (32:25); Underrated moment in Real vs. AX Armani game (35:11); The EuroLeague playoff picture is reshaping? (41:14); Six EuroLeague players who deserve the pay raise (45:14); How Russian clubs’ exclusion changes the market situation (1:06:43).
3/14/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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Terrible EuroLeague Moves, Shengelia to Barca & Top 8 Predictions

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed the war in Ukraine and the questionable EuroLeague’s moves, predicted the last four teams to make the playoffs, reacted to Tornike Shengelia and Pablo Laso rumors & shared why the game in Athens left a bad taste. Topics: EuroLeague flaws facing war & crisis (00:00); Why keeping the current EuroLeague standings was a terrible idea (12:30); Why Top 4 teams should be concerned (19:16); Bold predictions on last four playoff teams (25:10); Tough Shengelia’s negotiations, Virtus winning the EuroCup  (49:47); Weird rumors about Shengelia & Barcelona (57:24); Virtus or AX Armani? (1:01:04); Surprising rumors about Real & Pablo Laso (1:06:40); Why Milan vs. Panathinaikos game left a bad taste (1:14:14); Crucial EuroLeague games this week (1:19:57).
3/8/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 57 seconds
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Zach Leday on the Difference Between Zeljko & Saras and Partizan’s Road to Success

EuroCup star Zach LeDay joins Donatas Urbonas on the URBONUS podcast to talk about Partizan’s road to success, learning from legendary coaches Zeljko Obradovic, Sarunas Jasikevicius, and European icon Vassilis Spanoulis, and his unique off the court rituals. Topics: LeDay’s notebook & stolen backpack (00:00); Zeljko’s words after losing Serbian Cup to Red Star (3:34); The main similarity & difference between Zeljko & Saras (7:32); Spanoulis lessons & underrated mentor (11:19); What’s special about young Partizan players (15:37); Punter’s trash talk & Big 3 in Milan (17:46); Pressure not to fail Zeljko (20:25); Why Saras was hard on LeDay & Jokubaitis swag (24:32).
3/1/202229 minutes, 51 seconds
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Misko Raznatovic on Jokic’s Supermax, Micic’s NBA Future & Handling Spanoulis

Europe's most well-known basketball agent Misko Raznatovic joins Donatas Urbonus to discuss his career, biggest clients and his upcoming challenges. Topics: The very first deal of Misko Raznatovic (00:00); Jokic's supermax deal celebration idea (4:53); The unfair rules to Vasilije Micic & his NBA future (10:03); Best Misko's advisor on difficult decisions (16:36); What makes the best agent in Europe (25:14); Funny call with Jasikevicius (28:12); Words that not everyone would say to Spanoulis (30:44); The cultural problem with young players (34:05); A typical day in Misko's life (38:39).
2/24/202246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fenerbahce’s unsung heroes & Spanish giants’ moves

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed why Real can’t beat Barcelona anymore, a change emerging in Madrid, the beauty of Fenerbahce, and unsung EuroLeague heroes. Topics: What’s worse than the EuroLeague website? (00:00); A Real reason for concern (5:47); It’s time to talk about Sergio Llull? (9:42); How Laprovittola stunned both Real & Barca (15:00); Exum’s future in Barca & what’s next after Higgins’ injury (19:40); The stereotype that still exists about Real (23:45); The moment that tells a lot about Pierria Henry (28:21); The unsung heroes of Fenerbahce (32:48); Fun details around Sloukas game-winner (39:25); Good side of OLY & question over Sloukas (43:42); Mexican boxer or ALBA’s head coach? (49:02); EuroLeague clubs budgets teaser (55:45).
2/14/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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What Happened Between Messina & Guduric and Surprising Fener

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed the scuffle in Milan, historical EuroLeague fights to mark the week of violence, a mistake in Moscow that would have caused a scandal, UNICS market moves, and the famous story where Ron Artest almost ended up signing with CSKA. Topics: Where’s the dog buried? (00:00); What happened between Guduric & Messina? (1:49); When Kaspars Kambala is coming at you… (9:12); When Pops MensahBonsu got wild in Piraeus (11:33); The EuroLeague week of violence (14:20); Fenerbahce’s miracle (16:32); Crazy Fenerbahce 4Q stats (22:08); This wouldn’t have happened with Itoudis (26:52); Ataman impression watching scandalous mistake (30:35); Not the last addition in UNICS? (34:12); Rumor about Will Clyburn (38:20); Zalgiris case for the worst new format EuroLeague team (43:37); How Ron Artest almost ended up signing with CSKA (46:24); The message of EuroLeague coaches (51:23).
2/7/202255 minutes, 57 seconds
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CSKA Pursuing Pangos Again & What Happened to Olympiacos

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed how AS Monaco could have won the game against Real Madrid, what stopped the hottest EuroLeague team, major adjustments, and rumors around CSKA, and Olympiacos’ way to miss the playoffs. Topics: Errick McCollum’s future on URBONUS (00:00); They played like sh*it, but how they could have won (3:08); What inspired Motiejunas elite streak (9:10); Real’s privilege everybody should be jealous of (16:13); What stopped UNICS (19:05); Major Itoudis adjustment with Shved (23:53); CSKA & Pangos rumor (29:01); The problem of Shengelia (30:35); How Olympiacos can lose the playoffs (37:55); Third-division Efes & missings pieces (48:58).
1/31/20221 hour, 41 seconds
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Mike James Turnaround & Dark Horse for the EuroLeague Title (with Errick McCollum)

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar guard Errick McCollum joins BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas on the Urbonus podcast to discuss the next big free agent for the EuroLeague, Efes chances of defending the crown, Mike James turnaround with Monaco, and dark horses for the EuroLeague title. Topics: Intro about a new co-host (00:00); The best defender McCollum ever faced (2:56); The next big EuroLeague free agent (5:10); What Efes are missing to defend the title (13:20); The most memorable Ataman’s punishments (24:05); The turnaround for Mike James & Monaco (30:40); The moment when a coach loses his team (40:12); Perasovic’s change & a key piece in UNICS (45:00); The dark horse for the EuroLeague title (53:13); What CSKA are missing (57:13); The issue with the EuroCup final in Belgrade (1:02:27); Top EuroCup teams in EuroLeague standings (1:08:44).
1/24/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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Did Ataman Cross the Line & What Partizan are Missing

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed if it was fair to throw Ergin Ataman out of the game again, a few missing pieces for Partizan to win the EuroCup title, and much more. Topics: Intro about Palau’s magic (00:00); Was it fair to throw out Ergin Ataman (2:50); One thing to improve for incredible Jokubaitis (13:12); How to change Efes season (20:40); When you’re sleeping on Rodriguez & Delaney (27:17); A future decision for Dante Exum (32:13); Unfair Real & the next needed upgrade (38:18); The main title challengers for Partizan (42:27); Much needed changes for Partizan to win the EuroCup (50:13); Buducnost surprising the EuroCup (59:30); Can Hezonja lead the EuroLeague powerhouse? (1:03:25); The most anticipated games of the week (1:06:50).
1/17/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jokic-Gobert Debate & Why OLY are Final 4 Bound

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discussed the EuroLeague greats, upcoming coaching changes, and 8 additions for Top 8 teams on their first Urbonus Q&A session. Topics: Intro (00:00); Best All-Time EuroLeague American (4:20); Rytis & Donatas put their EuroLeague starting 5 (8:55); Nikola Jokic-Rudy Gobert debate (17:18); Why Olympiacos is Final 4 bound (25:20); 8 additions for Top 8 teams (30:02); Top 5 EuroLeague coaches (43:26); Coaching change predictions (50:20); 5 things to make EuroLeague more exciting (53:05); EuroLeague project in London made in Vilnius (56:30); Zalgiris rebuild plan (59:12); Most favourite current & All-Time EuroLeague player (1:05:25); Fuck, Marry, Kill game debate (1:10:41); Russian TV reporter impersonation (1:13:05).
1/10/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 52 seconds
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Are Fenerbahce’s Playoff Hopes Dead? Plus 6 Hot Predictions for 2022

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss Fenerbahce’s playoff hopes after losing Vesely and De Colo and how the EuroLeague could handle the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, guys share six bold predictions, including Jordi Bertomeu, EuroLeague winners, and Anadolu Efes out of Final 4. Topics: New Year’s resolutions (00:00); Fenerbahce’s targets & playoff hopes (3:05); Why the ideal scenario for the EuroLeague might not work (16:30); EL bubble idea & the problem of postponements (24:16); G League alternative for the EuroLeague (30:52); Why Efes won’t make the Final 4 (42:36); Why CSKA will win the title (47:13); Potential dropouts from the Top 8 (49:11); Why Bertomeu won’t leave the EL (55:40); The problem of winning the EL regular season (58:48); Most intriguing expiring EL contracts (1:04:13).
1/4/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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EuroLeague on Netflix & Midseason Awards

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss controversial actions in Barcelona, how Netflix could help the EuroLeague, why there’s such a gap between Greek powerhouses Olympiacos and Panathinaikos, and six midseason awards. Topics: Intro about Christmas gifts & weird NBA experience (00:00); Netflix idea for the EuroLeague (8:00); Referee’s mistake on Mirotic’s play  (15:57); If Canaan was wrong with shushing Barcelona fans (27:12); John Brown journey & his unique stat (33:10); Reasons behind Olympiacos success & their upside (40:45); Panathinaikos issues & smarter way to spend money (48:32); Huge mistake by Panathinaikos? (58:40); MVP of the poor (1:02:15); Why Pablo Laso is a special coach (1:06:23); Who silenced the doubters? (1:11:42); The biggest upgrade needed in the EuroLeague (1:15:44); The best GM move (1:18:59); EuroLeague all-midseason team (1:23:48); If that’s true, Sfairopoulos is in trouble (1:34:00).
12/28/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dirty Rudy, Angry CSKA & Predictions We Were Dead Wrong About

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss  CSKA problems, dirty play that got Shavon Shields hurt, what was surprising about UNICS, reasons behind Fenerbahce’s winning streak, and dead wrong preseason predictions.   Topics: Weird Christmas table & Yao Ming’s shoe in Lithuania (00:00); Shields injury & if Rudy made a dirty play (14:24); Reasons behind the Fenerbahce winning streak (25:40); Why De Colo is so special (31:00); A unique fact about Maurizio Gherardini (34:45); New Fenerbahce addition & first option that wasn’t signed (37:48); How UNICS made CSKA look ugly (46:20); What’s wrong with CSKA fining players (56:30); If CSKA are still hunting Pangos (1:06:13); The big question over Shengelia & Milutinov project (1:19:00); What was the most surprising about UNICS (1:17:50); Surprising Jokubaitis & him in the NBA next summer (1:26:59); Zenit move that made us feel bad about Zalgiris (1:32:12); Where Zalgiris would be in the EuroCup (1:38:17); Motiejunas to Blazevic trade (1:42:02); Weiler-Babb Top 5 EuroLeague defender? (1:46:26); Crvena Zvezda problem (1:49:26).
12/21/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 12 seconds
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Middle Finger at El Clasico & Crazy EuroLeague Trade Scenarios

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the EuroLeague El Clasico in Barcelona, Llull’s middle finger, furious Maccabi fans, the next Vesely’s paycheck, and crazy trade scenarios for the EuroLeague teams, which include Mike James, Shane Larkin, and Jaylen Reynolds. Topics: Breaking news & out of the box scenario for Monaco (00:00); MVP Mirotic & why Barcelona dominated Real (11:41); Crazy numbers by Laprovittola and Jokubaitis (20:37); How we feel about Llull’s middle finger (25:55); Did Maccabi deserve to be booed? (32:55); How much Vesely should be paid? (45:01); Shane Larkin to CSKA trade (55:47); Mike James to Real (1:01:16); Maccabi and Milan’s trade (1:06:47); DeShaun Thomas to Fenerbahce (01:11:30); (Not) the last EuroLeague destination for Mike James (1:15:55); Too much for Pierria Henry? (1:18:50); Olympiacos and UNICS switching role players (1:22:05); Trade scenario for Zalgiris Kaunas (1:25:20).
12/13/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 3 seconds
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Efes vs Barca Masterclass Ruined by the Refs? Plus Solutions for EuroLeague Teams

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas returns to discuss the best game of the EuroLeague season, poor officiating night and suggests some adjustments for struggling teams to improve their situation.   Topics: Advanced stats behind Donatas newborn (00:00); Exclusive Ataman reaction on referees (5:10); Unfair Ataman’s ejection and terrible calls (6:40); This is why Saras signed Sanli (17:03); Fantastic Saras adjustment that changed the game (19:22); Impressive individual performances & Efes missing piece (23:25); The reaction we don’t want from Ataman (29:56); The reasons behind Milan’s losing streak (33:15); Problems in Monaco & roster change we don’t wish to (41:33); Why Djordjevic shoudn't be booed or fired (55:37); Interesting name for Fenerbahce (1:02:05); Deck and Barcelona rumors (1:05:35); A dream scenario for Baskonia (1:13:45); Why we’re not concerned about ASVEL losing streak (1:20:00); Tips for UNICS, Olympiacos and Maccabi (1:22:56).  
12/7/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sasa Djordjevic on NBA adventure, exceptional De Colo & Zeljko’s goal

Fenerbahce BEKO Istanbul head coach Aleksandar Djordjevic joined the Urbonus podcast in Kaunas to talk about early days playmaking for Larry Bird, choosing between two NBA offers, the quite weird similar thing he shares with Sarunas Jasikevicius, the great leader he found in Fener, and what fuels Serbian basketball. Topics: Intro & playing with Larry Bird (00:00); Two NBA offers & Sabonis joke (5:05); Crazy Djordjevic numbers & radical change (9:05); Scorer’s advice to solve Fenerbahce problem (12:59); Teodosic tip on Fenerbahce leader (15:59); Inspiring Serbia NT locker room story  (19:05); Tough goal to repeat for Zeljko (25:57); Djordjevic phone calls with his dad (29:46).
11/19/202132 minutes, 20 seconds
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Booed Hezonja and wild Crvena Zvezda - Partizan derby

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss Mario Hezonja’s return to Athens, the most exciting things from the first Crvena Zvezda and Partizan derby game, a coaching change in Baskonia, and top EuroLeague teams facing issues. Topics: Intro, Vysniauskas comeback, Urbonas mystery (00:00): Did Hezonja deserve to be booed at OAKA (6:22); Timma, Lambo and OJ Mayo (18:07); Rivalry ghosts in Europe (22:39); Uncomfortable scenes in Crvena Zvezda - Partizan derby (27:30); Why Zvezda dominated Partizan (30:31); Two best Zvezda & Partizan players (38:10); If CSKA can rely on Iffe Lundberg (42:57); Two ways to solve Fenerbahce issues (57:01); Finding a hard time in understanding Bartzokas (1:05:55); If Othello Hunter was right blaming referees (1:10:54); Not that type of a change we’ve expected in Baskonia (1:14:08); Rytis is back with Ataman’s impression (1:16:58); The best upcoming double-week games (1:18:38); The best format idea for the EuroLeague (1:21:05); Undiscovered talent pool for the NBA scouts (1:27:23).
11/15/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sarunas Jasikevicius on winning formula, happy Zeljko & NBA in Europe

FC Barcelona head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius joined the Urbonus podcast in Milan to talk about his philosophy of building a championship team in Barcelona, the direction in which the EuroLeague should be heading, his good old friend Zeljko Obradovic in Belgrade, and his first love Zalgiris going through a very challenging rebuild process after his era in Kaunas. Topics: Intro about what’s more important than winning (00:00); How to get better after losing the final against Efes (2:00); Explaining Mirotic what a good and bad shot is (5:08); Big goal for Rokas Jokubaitis (11:00); Discussing salary reduction with Barca stars (13:00); Jordi’s dismissal and the necessary EuroLeague change (15:30); The beauty of the EuroLeague over the NBA (18:45); What went wrong with Zalgiris (23:00); Funny message to Zeljko Obradovic (28:32); Obsessed winners (30:03).  
11/9/202132 minutes, 14 seconds
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Angry Saras and ridiculous EuroLeague TV interviews

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the game of the week in Milan and what was unusual behind the scenes, why CSKA are not in crisis yet, painful days in Vitoria & Kaunas, and crazy fan experiences in the top EuroLeague arenas. Topics: Intro about the unsung heroes (00:00); A game-changer in Milan (4:59); Unusual post-game scenes at Mediolanum Forum (12:29); Hines three-pointer, Armani’s question marks (18:19); “Fire Itoudis!“; “CSKA in crisis!“; “Shved is bad!” (24:34); Fenerbahce and their late-game ghosts (28:16); What’s common between bad starts of title contenders (33:42); The problem with the EuroLeague TV interviews (38:32); Hero of the week in Zenit (44:41); The way to win games for low-budget teams (50:00); Another development in Baskonia’s saga (56:45); Greatest EuroLeague backcourt so far (1:01:10); Ridiculous Zdovc’s statement (1:05:02); Crazy scenes in Athens (1:17:05); The EuroLeague gym where players looked scared (1:21:23); Is there a place in the EL for young players (1:26:00); Another Ataman’s impression in the making (1:32:53); Ideal EuroLeague model (1:34:00).
11/8/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ataman (not) on a hot seat, Zalgiris survival plan & time for a change in Baskonia

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the possibility of a coaching change in Anadolu Efes and Baskonia, the roster changes in Zalgiris, and the hottest topics of the latest EuroLeague double-game week. Topics: Intro, if Ergin Ataman is on a hot seat (00:00); The pros and cons of Zalgiris signing Zoran Dragic (12:37); Can Tai Webster be the answer for Zalgiris problems (17:45); The necessary mentality change in building Zalgiris roster (26:39); If Mudiay belongs in the EuroLeague (29:37); The rebirth of Maccabi (35:20); One weird game for Mike James & Monaco (39:31); Why TJ Parker is a hero of the week (44:50); The change needed in Baskonia (51:53); Ranking Top 3 teams to cover on TV (58:55); What Fenerbahce are missing to win close games (1:10:20); Unexpected turnaround for UNICS (1:14:35); NBA in Europe scenario (1:16:44); Good situation for Gudaitis and Kuzminskas (1:20:37); If Baldwin will surpass Granger for main PG minutes (1:27:52).
11/2/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 36 seconds
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Weird revolution, new EuroLeague boss, and struggling NBA players in Europe

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas talk about Jordi Bertomeu’s position as CEO and the most interesting Euroleague games of round 5 Topics: Intro about Rytis finally joining Twitter (00:00); Potential NBA project in Europa (3:43); Who could replace Jordi Bertomeu as Euroleague’s new CEO? (08:51); Anadolu Efes get their first win (20:09); The struggles of O.J. Mayo and other newcomers from the NBA (27:15); Xavi Pasqual facing tough challenges with Zenit (30:43); Kenneth Faried’s unsuccessful first Euroleague minutes but CSKA overcoming obstacles again (35:48); Crazy moment of Alexey Shved (41:32); Mike James and Monaco disappointing performance vs Baskonia (42:52); Hard working Tadas Sedekerskis delivers (45:27); Drama in Milan as Olimpia extend their winning streak (46:38); Praises for Ellie Okobo and ASVEL (48:14); Memorable night for Edy Tavares and Real Madrid’s victory (50:55); Hero and Zero of the week nominations (55:50); Interesting time outs in Kaunas (01:01:12); Reacting to comments on YouTube (01:05:42); Best games to watch this week (01:15:47).
10/25/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sergio Scariolo on improving NBA bridge, key in post-Gasol era & clear goal with Virtue

Sergio Scariolo talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about building a connection with Spain NT stars, Spain basketball future in the post-Gasol era, the missing piece in the bridge between NBA and Europe, why it would be a mistake to create a rivalry between him and Ettore Messina, and his expectations from a new chapter with Virtus. Topics: Intro, the reasons behind the discipline of Scariolo (00:00); The first speech at Spanish NT locker room (5:22); The turning point, when Scariolo went for his first title with Spain NT (8:29); Why it’s necessary to keep Pau Gasol in basketball (14:40); Ricky Rubio future with Spain NT (17:12); What’s wrong with the bridge between the NBA and European coaches (21:48); The NBA qualities which Scariolo will try to bring to Virtus (26:13); If Scariolo would win the Serie A at the age of 30 nowadays (30:00); Why you shouldn’t create a rivalry between Scariolo and Messina (33:58); What Scariolo wants from his new chapter with Virtus (37:21).
10/21/202140 minutes, 49 seconds
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Are Efes in trouble, the best EuroLeague team & coaches on the hot seat

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the hottest topics of the first four EuroLeague rounds. Topics: Intro about the long break between Urbonus episodes (00:00); What crossing the street between Monaco and France means (1:54); Are Anadolu Efes in trouble? (9:49) Rytis does his Ergin Ataman impersonation (16:11); The best EuroLeague team after four games (18:15); Our gift for Messina, jokes and unexpected atmosphere in Milan (22:23); Nikola Mirotic nemesis (30:05); Olympiacos statement, and massive room for their improvement (36:30); The next future Real Madrid player from ASVEL (41:59); The best announcer in the EuroLeague (46:42); Another headache for Itoudis; Faried, and Shved’s time (48:25); Why Crvena Zvezda is a team to respect (58:55); Maccabi problems and why Sfairopoulos shouldn’t be on a hot seat (1:02:23); The biggest Zalgiris mistake (1:07:38); Candidates to upgrade Zalgiris and must-do roster moves (1:15:20); Zdovc adjustments, head coaches on a hot seat (1:23:01).
10/20/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 40 seconds
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Nikola Vujcic on debating the best EuroLeague team ever & provoking miracles in Maccabi

Nikola Vujcic talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about the championship formula in the EuroLeague, debating the best modern EuroLeague team ever, a tough transition from playing to working in a front office for former basketball stars, the core of Maccabi future and changes he would like to see in Israeli basketball. Topics: The plan of surviving in Tel Aviv before the miracle happened (00:00); Maccabi vs. Anadolu Efes & the best EuroLeague team ever (3:13); Provoking miracles in Maccabi & Twitter GMs (9:10); Talking basketball with Anthony Parker (16:49); The tough transition from playing to the front office for ex-stars (19:22); Building the dynasty behind Sfairopoulos and Wilbekin (27:46); Marin Vujcic and main issue with Israeli basketball (31:50).
10/13/202137 minutes, 5 seconds
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Monaco GM Efimov on recruiting Mike James, building an arena on the sea & making a miracle

Monaco GM Oleksiy Efimov joins BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas to talk about creating a miracle in Monaco, recruiting Mike James, going through an incredible basketball journey, and building a team where one-third of residents are millionaires. Topics: Intro about meeting Alex Albon, Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic, and NBA stars in Monaco (00:00); How AS Monaco signed Mike James (5:37); The biggest highlight of the first-ever EuroLeague game in Monaco (10:57); How AS Monaco went after Donatas Motiejunas and the next big star in Monaco (13:50); How to attract people to watch basketball in Monaco when one-third of Monaco residents are millionaires (16:20); How Oleksiy Efimov became the sports director of Ukrainian club at the age of 21 (23:25); Who is the head of Monaco club Serhiy Diadetchko (26:15); How the sports journalist became the head coach of the Ukrainian team in few years and how terrorists set the basketball arena on fire (29:04); Key Zvezdan Mitrovic strength that fit Monaco project (32:53); Advantages and disadvantages of having a club in the Principality of Monaco and building the arena on the sea (36:23); The next dream for Monaco and Oleksiy Efimov (44:10);
10/6/202146 minutes, 34 seconds
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EuroLeague RS predictions: the main rival for Efes and bold takes on Olympiacos & Zenit

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas make the EuroLeague regular season predictions, listing all 18 teams from the 18th to 1st seed. Topics: Intro about playing poker with Marc Gasol in Vilnius and what Drew Nicholas picture is doing in our studio (00:00); Unprecedented hype around Wembanyama (11:18); The mysterious case of Luke Sikma (16:30); Why there’s not a lot of optimism about Zalgiris (19:39); Why it feels terrible to rank Crvena Zvezda that low (24:51); The potential game-changer for Panathinaikos (30:34); The main difference between UNICS and Monaco gamble (35:15); Trust the process, Andrea Trinchieri edition (47:35); Baskonia potential to become one of the most attractive EuroLeague teams (50:28); Another big distraction for Maccabi playoffs chase (54:35); Bold prediction about Zenit not making the playoffs (59:18); What makes Olympiacos so attractive this year (1:06:38); The last-minute move which made Fenerbahce even better(1:10:28); What Armani Exchange might lack making the Final 4 again (1:16:04); Why we trust Real Madrid (1:20:58); Underrated summer for Barcelona and why it’s too early to be tired of Saras (1:23:35); What can stop Anadolu Efes from winning the EuroLeague again (1:28:26); What makes CSKA the favorites to win the EuroLeague regular season (1:31:45).
9/27/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kevin Punter from making $40k a year to highest-paid & the fate changing shot for Milan

Kevin Punter joins BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas to talk about the roots of his scoring mentality, crucial shot in the Final 4 which could have changed a future, and his road from getting paid $5k per month to choosing between the elite clubs in Europe. Topics: Intro about comparisons with Kevin Durant and mastering his signature pull-up shot (00:00); The most challenging defender and facing Mike James or other elite scorers (4:58); The crucial shot in the EuroLeague Final 4 that still hurts to this day and how it could have changed his future (7:08); What changed his primary plan to stay in Milano and what he loved the most about Zeljko’s pitch (11:00); Tough rookie experience, weirdest European basketball lessons, and thinking about going home in December (14:20); Finding a balance between a selfish and team-friendly scorer and coach who helped in two most pivotal points of his career (19:52); Partizan players need to step up for Zeljko and chip on Punter’s shoulder (24:33).
9/21/202127 minutes, 54 seconds
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Emotional Zeljko, Mike James sensation & what happened to Barca

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas pay their respects after the passing of legendary coach Dusan Ivkovic. When they discuss sensational Monaco move with Mike James, how Barca lost the Supercopa final, and emotional Zeljko’s return to Istanbul. Topics: Intro about Manu’s retro jerseys and Cibona in the second-hand shop (00:00); How we’ll remember Dusan Ivkovic (7:18); Great fit for Mike James and if he makes Monaco the playoff team (13:00); Another incredible story of Sergio Llull (27:02); Disappointing Nikola Mirotic (32:10); Barcelona downfall, perfect Poirier fit, underrated Oriola, questionable decision with Jokubaitis (36:12); Crucial referee’s mistake in the Supercopa final (40:16); Why it won’t be that easy for Partizan to win the EuroCup(46:11); Great leadership examples of Zach LeDay and Kevin Punter (52:13); Behind the scenes of an emotional Zeljko’s return (56:50); Just Ataman things and reasons behind his mental change (1:02:37); Should we be concerned about Zalgiris and Schiller status factors (1:11:22); If Efes would make the NBA playoffs (1:23:11); All-EuroLeague Favorite 5 for the upcoming season (1:26:40).
9/17/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 41 seconds
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Mario Hezonja on why he left Panathinaikos & how the NBA challenges toughened him up

Mario Hezonja joins BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas to talk about a blessing offer going through a very tough period of his life, an enormous love story with Panathinaikos, a weird situation that forced him to leave Athens, NBA leadership examples for his new chapter in Europe, and feeling alive again. Topics: How the EuroLeague changed, and what Hezonja was missing in the NBA (00:00); Why Sarunas Jasikevicius would have cut Hezonja’s head, and how the NBA changed his game (5:19); “I felt like I’m done with playing” (11:27); The blessing opportunity in Athens and weird situation why he left Panathinaikos (15:30); How UNICS impressed Hezonja and offers he received in summer which would make a mess in Greece (20:14); If joining the Barcelona was a real option (26:14); The leadership examples Hezonja learned in the Portland Trail Blazers (29:52); The reward of getting through the challenging NBA moments and what made him feel alive again (36:01).
9/14/202146 minutes, 5 seconds
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Vasilije Micic on why he turned down the CSKA and NBA offers for Efes

We apologize for the sound in this episode, as we ran into some technical issues with Donatas' microphone during the recording & had Vasilije's microphone too close to his beard. Vasilije Micic talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about why he turned down the CSKA offer and the NBA opportunity, how he makes the most important decisions of his life, and the special qualities of this championship team. Topics: - Intro & the party with Nikola Jokic that didn’t happen (00:00); - From Mega to NBA MVP, how Nikola Jokic never changed (2:17); - The main thing behind Vasilije Micic free agency decision (9:00); - Very early unexpected offer from CSKA Moscow and why it was bad timing for the NBA (14:33); - The NBA comparison for Vasilije Micic and fundamental reason why he stayed in Efes (21:53); - What is a good NBA situation for Vasilije Micic and Luka Doncic example (27:00); - If Micic agrees with Ataman that Efes would make the NBA playoffs (32:31); - Why Micic stopped following basketball that much (34:40); - Big desire outside playing and future head coaching possibility for Micic (37:10); - Why Micic didn’t believe Efes will keep the core after the championship season and special relationship with Shane Larkin (39:50); - Crucial Efes team meeting after blowout loss to CSKA and how to keep championship team hungry for another title (45:57); - What’s the No. 1 EuroLeague draft pick for Vasilije Micic (53:56).
9/12/202156 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ergin Ataman: How son and Spurs changed his mentality & would Efes make the NBA playoffs?

Ergin Ataman talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about the vital thing of building championship Anadolu Efes roster, why it could make the NBA playoffs, his son making the impact on his basketball philosophy, and the biggest EuroLeague title challengers. Topics: Intro about two-time EuroLeague champion status and life as the EuroLeague champion (00:00); The biggest EuroLeague title challengers for the upcoming season (5:40); The key thing in building Anadolu Efes championship roster and significant budget change from 2018 (8:34); The speech after the final Efes game which could have impacted Micic decision to stay (13:38); How Ataman keeps Anadolu Efes players hungry (17:53); How the Spurs and Ataman’s son changed Ataman’s philosophy (21:20); What’s behind Ataman’s confidence and brave predictions (29:37); Who would be Ataman’s first pick in the EuroLeague draft (33:21); Ataman in the NBA and why would Efes make the NBA playoffs (34:50); Unfinished business with the Turkish National Team and what Ataman’s son thinks of the upcoming EuroLeague season (39:29).
9/9/202144 minutes, 41 seconds
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$2.5M hostage Mike James, Mudiay vs. Napier, new look Real & All-Time EuroLeague five

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the first preseason games of Real, Monaco, Baskonia and Zalgiris, Mike James situation, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Shabazz Napier potential. In the second part of the podcast, they named their All-Time best EuroLeague five and All-Time most underrated EuroLeague five. Topics: Intro (00:00); Unshaved Laso, Ivanovic’s baseball cap, basketball commentators talking about Mbappe, and new-look Real (1:40); If Baldwin and Ivanovic can survive the season in Baskonia together (13:38); The greatest Baskonia signing of NBA potential and the biggest challenge for Rokas Giedraitis (23:05); Motiejunas potential in the EuroLeague and exciting rookie to watch in Monaco (28:53); New weapon in Kaunas and if Zalgiris did right taking Emmanuel Mudiay’s bet (35:33); Zalgiris EuroLeague playoff chances (46:16); Who’s a better fit for the EuroLeague: Mudiay or Shabazz Napier (50:40); Mike James hostage operation in CSKA Moscow (58:11); Ricky Rubio and his potential EuroLeague destination (1:02:27); All-Time EuroLeague five (1:09:50); All-Time most underrated EuroLeague lineup (1:32:41).
9/3/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 10 seconds
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Errick McCollum on CJ McCollum joining him in Europe & lessons of his unexpected journey

Errick McCollum talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about his unexpected journey in basketball, him and CJ McCollum playing for the same EuroLeague team, learning from the best in Europe, and setting an example for his brother and future generations. Topics: - Intro (00:00); - CJ McCollum’s favorite EuroLeague team & McCollum brothers reunion scenario in Europe (01:00); - Why it’s personal every time Errick comes to Israel (6:54); - When ‘maybe basketball was over’ for Errick McCollum (11:37); - Unforgettable dad’s call & setting an example for CJ McCollum (15:00); - The next day after the 82-point game & the NBA offer he refused (20:34); - Explaining the crucial market decision (28:24); - Handling crazy European basketball fans & basketball lesson of Vassilis Spanoulis (34:52); - What makes Ergin Ataman a unique coach (34:52); - Goals in Lokomotiv, main EuroCup rivals, and his post-career plan (44:14).
9/1/202150 minutes, 58 seconds
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Fenerbahce GM Gherardini: Rebuild, Zeljko project & the NBA we never dreamed about

The general manager of Fenerbahce Istanbul, Maurizio Gherardini, talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about the Fener’s rebuild, interesting calls before Djordjevic’s hire, Zeljko Obradovic’s decision to join Partizan, the NBA we never dreamed of in Europe, and the EuroLeague’s situation. Topics: Intro and the speech which inspires Maurizio Gherardini (00:00); The main concerns after Kokoskov’s departure, and the first evaluation of Djordjevic (13:25); How Djordjevic surprised Gherardini in Treviso (21:40); NBA style coaching future in the EuroLeague, and calls from the NBA coaches before Djordjevic’s hire (28:50); The pains of Fenerbahce rebuild and how far this team is from Gherardini’s vision (38:48); Zeljko Obradovic decision to join Partizan (48:58); From Georgi Glouchkov to International names impacting the NBA (55:28); The current EuroLeague situation and what Gherardini misses the most in the modern basketball era (59:20).
8/26/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 43 seconds
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Hayes to Barcelona, a turnaround for Pangos, and the biggest EuroLeague teams needs

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Orazio Cauchi discuss the biggest EuroLeague teams needs and what was behind the latest most exciting EuroLeague signings. Topics: Intro (00:00); Nigel Hayes to Barcelona and Gabriel Deck rumors (1:12); a possible turnaround for Kevin Pangos and CSKA patience on the reinforcement (4:12); what’s the latest on the market for Baskonia, Crvena Zvezda, and Greg Monroe (8:50); UNICS move for a point guard (12:17); Jaleen Smith and ALBA rumors (16:05); Olympiacos after the NBA player and Panathinaikos plan B (17:48); Donatas Motiejunas case for the best paid Monaco player ever (22:52); Anadolu Efes reasons to be happy about Filip Petrusev deal (29:43); what was special about negotiations between Baskonia and Lary Nnoko (34:09).
8/19/202137 minutes, 32 seconds
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Lessons for Doncic, the case for the Olympics GOAT, and an early look at Paris 2024

In the latest episode of URBONUS podcast BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vysniauskas discuss the final games of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Basketball Tournament.   Topics: Intro (00:00); Very disappointing face of Slovenia (1:50); Patty Mills leadership lesson for Luka Doncic (11:20); Andrew Bogut’s role behind this Boomer success (16:05); Challenge for Luka Doncic and if he made the right decision against France (21:40); Well deserved credit for Vincent Collet (28:20); Kevin Durant’s case for the Olympics GOAT, and Team USA gold medal case without KD (34:10); Unpredictable Team USA roster for Paris 2024 (43:20); Very intriguing France potential for the upcoming Olympics (46:00); Different question marks over the future of Australia and Spain (50:45); Scola in Paris, the team of the Antetokounmpo brothers, and other future rosters for the Paris Olympics (1:00:55).
8/7/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Top 10 EuroLeague players to land in the NBA & Top 10 most intriguing CBA players

URBONUS Podcast is back with BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Orazio Cauchi discussing the Top 10 EuroLeague market players to land in the NBA, 10 most intriguing players coming from the CBA with potential destinations in Europe, and uncertainty around the next CBA season.   Topics: Intro (00:00); The current information and feelings if foreigners will be allowed to play the CBA next season (1:07); Top 3 players coming from the CBA (4:54); Two intriguing veteran big men for the European market (14:10); The best EuroLeague fit for Jimmer Fredette (21:04) Huge CSKA offer for Pangos and the front-runners to sign him in the NBA (28:30); Mysterious case of Mike James and his chances of coming back to the NBA (30:55); Unexpected departure scenario for Shane Larkin (33:25); Jock Landale and his sacrifices for the NBA (35:48); Rokas Giedraitis pushing for the NBA and the back-up plan for Baskonia(39:43); The only Top 10 player not sure about his NBA future (43:00).
8/6/202150 minutes, 43 seconds
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Vulnerable Luka Doncic, advocating Team USA and not so crazy Tokyo predictions

BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas & Rytis Vyšniauskas discuss the group stages of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Basketball Tournament.   Topics: intro and the level of Olympics Group phase (00:00); why Spain played a better game than Slovenia and how they stopped Luka Doncic (06:09); terrible call on Doncic and Spain getting under Luka’s skin (11:57); incredible stat of Doncic and why Tobey is a better fit than Randolph (19:57); how Germany can surprise Slovenia (24:24); why France will reach the gold medal game (30:36); the main difference of Italy NT this year and reasons to love them (38:12); advocating Team USA and why they’re still the favorites to win the Olympics (44:58); the only way how Spain can beat Team USA (53:17) the disappointing Argentina team and joke about Scola (01:01:23); new guns of Australia and the importance of Aron Baynes loss (01:07:40); All-Tournament Team of the Group stage (01:15:21).
8/1/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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NBA Draft 2021: Garuba, Sengun, Jokubaitis and the biggest unanswered basketball questions

BasketNews' Donatas Urbonas talks to Buducnost Podgorica coach Aleksandar Dzikic. Topics: intro and no time to feel sorry about Serbia and Lithuania (0:00); NBA Draft today and 15 years ago (4:35); the change of Vlatko Cancar and credit to Aleksander Sekulic (7:43); the gamble of the NBA Draft and enormous difference in numbers between the EuroLeague and the NCAA (12:30); Usman Garuba quality and a weird hype of the NBA Draft (21:25); the magic of private work-outs before the draft (27:17); what else do you want to see about Rokas Jokubaitis?! (34:14); Jokubaitis position in the NBA and his move to Barcelona (41:32); a great story of Goran Dragic (48:50); choosing between Garuba and Sengun (51:58); fun research suggestion from Aleksandar Dzikic (1:00:20); the EuroLeague or the NCAA: which schedule is better for a prospect (1:02:07); Franz Wagner quality that already stood out in ALBA (1:07:22); unfair draft projection for Filip Petrusev (1:13:04); NBA, NCAA or Spain: which path is the best for a young European player (1:16:20); what’s the right money for the NBA buyout (1:24:18). 2nd round sleepers from Europe (1:29:38). For more content like this visit: https://basketnews.com/ Don't forget to follow us on social media: Instagram: https://instagram.com/basketnews/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/basketnews/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/basketnews_com/
7/27/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 46 seconds
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What’s next for Kokoskov & Fener, surprising reunion in Moscow and painful changes in Milan

URBONUS podcast is back with BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas and Orazio Cauchi debating topics, including Igor Kokoskov and Fenerbahce on track to part ways, Alexey Shved returning to CSKA Moscow, and Milano Armani making big roster changes.   Topics: introduction (0:00); Igor Kokoskov on track to become a part of the Dallas Mavericks coaching staff (2:03); would Sasha Djordjevic be the right leader of Fenerbahce? (13:20); Alexey Shved’s return to CSKA Moscow (17:12); CSKA on the market for another player (23:45); Milano Armani being active this offseason (25:50); Nicolo Melli replacing Zach LeDay (33:20); Have Armani gotten better with the new changes? (36:15).
7/19/202143 minutes, 16 seconds
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Early EuroLeague Free Agency winners, losers, and main question marks

BasketNews’ insider Donatas Urbonas and sports commentator Rytis Vyšniauskas debate the biggest winners and losers of the EuroLeague offseason. The guys also discuss the biggest question marks for EuroLeague clubs going into next season.   Topics: EuroLeague free agency winners (5:50); Anadolu Efes keeping their championship core together (6:05); are Fenerbahce ready to make a comeback? (18:30); controversial moves by Real Madrid (28:17); borderline winners of the offseason (37:40); Maccabi Tel Aviv on track for redemption after last season’s disappointment (37:43); can Itoudis manage all the new personalities for CSKA Moscow? (44:00); Barcelona will run it back with a similar squad (58:12); losers of the EuroLeague offseason (1:02:32); UNICS Kazan going away from what helped them win the EuroCup (1:03:15); can Bayern Munich “trust the process”? (1:07:55); Panathinaikos taking too long to sign players (1:14:20); Zalgiris Kaunas have some big shoes to fill (1:18:04).
7/17/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 28 seconds
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What’s behind Obradovic project and the offer which saved Micic in Efes

BasketNews' Donatas Urbonas and Orazio Cauchi discuss two of the biggest stories in European basketball this offseason: Partizan Belgrade big moves with Zeljko Obradovic and Vasilije Micic signing a new deal in Istanbul. Topics: Zeljko Obradovic’s return to Partizan (5:00); is politics behind Partizan’s cash flow? (10:37); possible Ekpe Udoh and Obradovic reunion? (20:21); what about Serbians in Partizan (25:30); a dangerous new format of EuroCup (30:00); how Vasilije Micic turned down CSKA’s offer and stayed with Anadolu Efes (33:59); Micic’s NBA options (41:34); surprising Sanli move and possible newcomer (46:45).
7/13/202155 minutes, 57 seconds
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Domantas Sabonis talks about family behind his success and exciting Pacers hire

In an opening Urbonus podcast episode Donatas Urbonas talks to two-time NBA All star, Indiana Pacers and Lithuania National team center Domantas Sabonis. Topics: Intro and the most important game for The Big Boy Sabas (00:00); Sabonis family behind Domas success (3:50); How Gonzaga had to keep Domas out of the gym (7:43); Crazy series of events on the NBA Draft day (10:25); Westbrook vs. Durant and the loudest game of his career (12:45); Uncertainty over the NBA career and crucial summer decision (13:50); Excitement over Rick Carlisle hire in all Sabonis family (17:30); What it takes to stop Luka Doncic (19:35). Find more about European basketball at https://basketnews.com
6/29/202121 minutes, 13 seconds