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Pickaxe Podcast: Olympic basketball review with Harrison Wind and Dev Johnson

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Round table discussion on the Olympic basketball tournament, team USA's gold medal winning performance, and Nikola Jokic's breakout onto the national stage.

In this week's episode of The Pickaxe Podcast, I am joined by BSN Denver's Harrison Wind (@NBAWind) and Mile High Sports' Dev Johnson (@DuvalierJohnson). We recorded this podcast immediately following the gold medal game between the US and Serbia. We discuss our attachment to this iteration of team USA, Jokic's breakout performance, and look ahead to 2020 in Tokyo.

Timestamps

2:00 - Big takeaways from the gold medal game

6:30 - Bogdanovic, Teodosic, and Serbia's exciting style of play

11:45 - Idiosyncrasies of FIBA basketball

14:30 - Jokic

24:15 - Joffrey

27:30 - Gold medals vs NBA championships

32:00 - Final thoughts on Olympic basketball

37:45 - Handball, decathalon, and other non-basketball Olympic thoughts

46:15 - Nate Wolters and DJ Kennedy

51:00 - Predicting team USA's 2020 Olympic basketball team