URBONUS
Why Wilbekin Should Choose Fener Over Barca & Saras Debate

Why Wilbekin Should Choose Fener Over Barca & Saras Debate

June 22, 2022

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).
Replacement for Micic, #1 EuroLeague Pick & Maccabi HC Ideas

Replacement for Micic, #1 EuroLeague Pick & Maccabi HC Ideas

June 14, 2022

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).
Shame in Belgrade & Ataman in the NBA

Shame in Belgrade & Ataman in the NBA

June 7, 2022

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).
Micic in Milwaukee, Itoudis’ Fener & Olympiacos’ Missing Title Piece (Q&A)

Micic in Milwaukee, Itoudis’ Fener & Olympiacos’ Missing Title Piece (Q&A)

May 30, 2022

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).
Huge Laso Mistake & Efes Case For Greatest Team of All Time

Huge Laso Mistake & Efes Case For Greatest Team of All Time

May 23, 2022

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).
What Did Olympiacos Miss & Why Mirotic Needs More Help

What Did Olympiacos Miss & Why Mirotic Needs More Help

May 20, 2022

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).
Dream About KD, Olympiacos’ MVP & Mike James’ Future

Dream About KD, Olympiacos’ MVP & Mike James’ Future

May 5, 2022

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).
Is Kevin Durant Coming to Pireaus & Future Decisions for Maccabi

Is Kevin Durant Coming to Pireaus & Future Decisions for Maccabi

May 2, 2022

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).
Ghosts of Mirotic, Injustice to Zeljko & Playoff Dramas

Ghosts of Mirotic, Injustice to Zeljko & Playoff Dramas

April 25, 2022

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).
EuroLeague Playoff Predictions & Debate on Maccabi vs Real

EuroLeague Playoff Predictions & Debate on Maccabi vs Real

April 18, 2022

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).
Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App