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DX Podcast: Jonathan Givony and Gary Parrish
by: Jonathan Givony - President
June 24, 2010
Jonathan Givony joins Gary Parrish to discuss a number of NBA draft related topics.

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DX Podcast: Jonathan Givony and Doug Thonus
by: Jonathan Givony - President
June 22, 2010
Jonathan Givony joins Doug Thonus of the Bulls Beat to discuss a number of NBA draft related topics.

Topics discussed include:

-What are the Chicago Bulls doing with their pick?
-Paul George, Xavier Henry and James Anderson as possible fits at the shooting guard position
-Can Chicago move Luol Deng's contract to another team?
-Can Dominique Jones be a potential fit with the #17 pick and why has his stock risen so much over the past few months?
-Who will be better, Derrick Rose or John Wall, three years down the road?
-How does the depth of this draft compare with years past?
-Comparing the talent caliber of the NCAA, D-League and the top leagues in Europe.

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DX Podcast: Jonathan Givony on Sporting News Radio
by: DraftExpress
June 20, 2010
Jonathan Givony joins Peter Brown of the Sporting News to discuss a number of NBA draft related topics.

Topics discussed include:

-Is this the deepest draft weíve seen for power forwards and centers?
-Why there are so many excellent big men available in the lottery and even throughout the second round?
-Why drafting a big man is going to be great value at any point in the draft, as opposed to yearís past where teams might have reached.
-Is there still a debate regarding who might be picked 1st?
-Why John Wall is a no-brainer for the Washington Wizards.
-Are there more John Wall detractors than Evan Turner detractors and why?
-Will Evan Turner be able to score in the NBA as much as he did in college?
-Can Evan Turner take the rigors of playing in the NBA?
-Should Wesley Johnson be mentioned amongst the top prospects in this draft?
-Is it difficult to make assumptions on young players and project them as pros?
-How does Xavier Henry project as a role player in the NBA? Is he a safe pick?
-How is Samardo Samuelsí draft stock looking and how does he project as an NBA player?

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NBA Draft Podcast with Jonathan Givony & David Locke
by: Jonathan Givony - President
June 16, 2010
Jonathan Givony joins David Locke of 1320 KFNZ in Salt Lake City to discuss a number of NBA draft related topics.

Topics discussed include:

-What kind of prospect is Xavier Henry and where should he be picked?
-What do we know for sure about how the draft will shake out?
-What are the break points in the draft where the talent slips off?
-Who are some of the more random players in this draft in terms of their draft stock?
-My background in European basketball and how that feeds into our work on DraftExpress
-How does Ed Davis stack up as an NBA draft prospect and will he be picked by the Jazz?
-Is there any scenario that Greg Monroe ends up at #9?
-How well does Greg Monroe fit into Utahís offense?
-Are people missing the boat on Ekpe Udohís offensive skills? What kind of NBA player will he be?
-Is Patrick Patterson the forgotten prospect in this yearís draft? Why are people sleeping on him?
-Did the hype over Gordon Hayward get out of control? Will he struggle physically in the NBA?
-How difficult is it to evaluate Luke Babbitt as a NBA prospect?
-Whatís coming up over the next eight days on DraftExpress?

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Jonathan Givony on the The Dontonio Wingcast
by: Jonathan Givony - President
June 4, 2010
Jonathan Givony joins Ben Golliver of BlazersEdge on the Dontonio Wingcast to discuss a number of pressing NBA draft related issues.

Topics discussed include:

-Whether the Portland Blazers been active on the NBA draft scouting trail as of late
-Kevin Pritchardís job status in Portland and the effect that has had
-Why we have Kevin Seraphin slated at Portlandís draft slot and how likely is it that they stay at 22 in the draft
-How open are teams in the later lottery or early teens to making trades?
-Why havenít there been more trade rumors on DraftExpress lately
-Which small forwards or wing players could Portland be targeting in this draft?
-Can Paul George see immediate minutes next year, and how would he fit on Portlandís roster?
-Will there be any point guards available at 22 that could be immediate rotation players for Portland?
-Avery Bradleyís fit in the same backcourt with Brandon Roy
-Whether it was surprising that Avery Bradley didnít return to Texas following his freshman season
-Which power forwards could the Blazers target in the second round to help them defensively and on the glass?
-Where will Trevor Booker end up being picked in this draft?
-Why the second round is a completely unpredictable beast
-Which player in the top-10 is the biggest risk due to character concerns?
-Cousinsí physical and athletic testing at the NBA Combine and why heís the highest risk, highest reward player in this draft
-The state of the union of International prospects and how they view coming to the NBA these days?
-Why the NBA needs to adjust the collective bargaining agreement and allow teams to contribute more than $500,000 to buy international players out of their contracts with European teams

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DX Podcast: Jonathan Givony and Dan Wolken
by: Jonathan Givony - President
June 1, 2010
Jonathan Givony discusses some of the hottest topics surrounding the NBA draft on 730 Fox Sports with Dan Wolken.

Topics discussed include:

-What DraftExpress is doing this time of the year
-What we learned at the NBA Draft Combine
-John Wall from an off-court perspective
-Whether DeMarcus Cousins will slip on draft night
-Luke Babbitt and how he stacks up as an NBA draft prospect
-How well does Luke Babbitt fit in with the Memphis Grizzlies
-Terrico White standing in this yearís NBA draft
-The buzz around Elliot Williams and whether he has a promise from the San Antonio Spurs
-Gordon Haywardís draft stock and how heís fared the past few weeks
-Avery Bradleyís draft stock and whether heís proved heís not a tweener as of late
-Will Hassan Whiteside slip on draft night, and will teams regret letting that happen?
-What I learned from my travels around Europe and how that might be relatable to the NBA draft

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DX Podcast: Jonathan Givony ESPN Milwaukee
by: Jonathan Givony - President
May 28, 2010
Jonathan Givony discusses some of the hottest topics surrounding the NBA draft on 540 ESPN Milwaukee.

Topics discussed include:

-Thoughts on Milwaukee Bucks GM John Hammond and the roster he's assembled thus far.
-Who the Bucks should draft with the 15th pick.
-Why its too early to definitively say who teams will be picking at this stage
-Whether Hassan Whiteside would be a good pick at 15
-Should NBA teams be worried about not being able to watch players play at the NBA Combine anymore
-Lazar Hayward and Trevon Hughes as NBA prospects

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DX Podcast w/Jonathan Givony: Hot Topics
by: Jonathan Givony - President
May 26, 2010
Jonathan Givony discusses some of the hottest topics surrounding the NBA draft on the Sports Wire on WCWP.

Topics discussed include:

-The significance of the NBA combine
-Whether top players pulling out of the Combine matters
-What the NBA combine value's is to the teams
-Whether top prospects are in a no-win situation whether they participate or not at the NBA combine
-The importance of the interview process in analyzing prospects and their potential fit on specific teams.
-Can a player's stock take a major hit or rise based on an interview?
-Specific players who stood out in the interview process for better or worse, including John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins
-The depth of this year's draft class

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DraftExpress NBA Combine Content

-Analyzing the NBA Combine Measurements
-2010 NBA Combine Measurements
-2010 NBA Combine Storylines
-NBA Combine Interviews: John Wall, Derrick Favors, Greg Monroe, Daniel Orton
-NBA Combine Interviews: DeMarcus Cousins, Evan Turner, Wes Johnson
-NBA Combine Video Interview: Patrick Patterson
-NBA Combine Interviews: Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis, Ekpe Udoh, Cole Aldrich

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NBA Draft Podcast with Jonathan Givony
by: Jonathan Givony - President
May 23, 2010
Jonathan Givony talks draft and recaps the NBA Combine on the SNR Postgame with Peter Brown.

Topics discussed include:

-Why the top players pulling out of the basketball drills portion of the NBA Combine doesnít really matter
-Is John Wall the unanimous choice to be drafted first overall
-John Wallís draft stock after the NBA Combine
-Why the 2010 NBA Draft is a four player draft, unlike last year
-Why players picked after Wall and Turner, such as Derrick Favors, could still turn out to be the top prospects in this draft
-The comfort level NBA teams have with one and done prospects and how teams go about evaluating them
-Why this is a weak draft for European prospects
-Is Ryan Richards the hottest name in this draft, and will his stock come down to earth?
-Players that improved their draft stock this past week
-Patrick Pattersonís maturity level and polish and why thatís attractive to NBA teams
-Jon Scheyerís draft stock after this past weekend and what he brings to the table as an NBA prospect
-Why the NCAAís early-entry deadline and the impending 2011 NBA lockout have combined to make this one of the deepest drafts weíve seen in some time.

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DraftExpress NBA Combine Content

-Analyzing the NBA Combine Measurements
-2010 NBA Combine Measurements
-2010 NBA Combine Storylines
-NBA Combine Interviews: John Wall, Derrick Favors, Greg Monroe, Daniel Orton
-NBA Combine Interviews: DeMarcus Cousins, Evan Turner, Wes Johnson
-NBA Combine Video Interview: Patrick Patterson
-NBA Combine Interviews: Al-Farouq Aminu, Ed Davis, Ekpe Udoh, Cole Aldrich

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DraftExpress Podcast #31
by: Jonathan Givony - President
May 19, 2010
On the 31st episode of the DraftExpress podcast, Jonathan joins 2 Live Stews on the air to discuss the NBA Draft. You can download it here, or subscribe using Itunes. We talked Draft lottery, the Washington Wizards, John Wall and more.

We also conducted another podcast with Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard on the Score 1260 talking about the NBA draft lottery and how that affects Washington, New Jersey and Wes Johnson. Listen to that right here.

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