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O’Connor covers the NBA for The Ringer. Since 2014, he’s published an annual NBA Draft Guide. When he’s not analyzing basketball, he plays his guitar.

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The Utter Absurdity of Nikola Jokic

Adam Mares of DNVR Sports joins KOC to talk about Jokic’s offensive improvement on his historic 2020-21 MVP season and how he’s taken great strides to improve on the defensive side

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The Kyrie Show, Clippers Conspiracy, and Jokic’s Influence With Adam Mares

Plus, breaking down Darius Garland’s style of play and Evan Mobley’s rise

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The Jokic Case for MVP, Finals Pretenders or Contenders, and the Russ Drama in La La Land

KOC also shares why he believes the 3-seed is the real 1-seed in the East and the guys dive into what is going on with the Warriors

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Seven NBA Observations on the Knicks, Jarrett Allen’s Injury, and More

Has New York found an elusive silver lining? Can Cleveland weather its latest storm? Plus, a few thoughts on the new-look Mavericks and Sixers, and debating whether it’s time for the reeling Bulls to panic.

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Lakers Continuing to Fall, How Dinwiddie Got His Groove Back, and Whether the Celtics Should Be Considered Finals Sleepers

Verno and KOC also discuss Draymond Green’s importance to the Warriors and debate how far Trae Young can carry the Hawks this season

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LeBron’s Loser Lakers, Zion News, and the Play-in Race With Jason Maples

Plus, predicting where the Nets will finish and breaking down Cade Cunningham’s upside

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Tyrese Maxey and James Harden Are a Perfect Match

Joel Embiid isn’t the only Sixer to benefit from Harden’s floor-warping presence

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Recapping Ja’s Epic Night and Debating How Good T-Wolves Are. Plus, the Lakers Still Have a Chance.

Plus, Verno and KOC give their thoughts on the new-look 76ers with James Harden

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Zion Drama, Harden-Embiid First Impressions, and More NBA Observations

New Orleans has built a perfect roster for Zion. Now it just needs … Zion. Plus, thoughts on the Sixers’ new superstar duo and whether it can carry Philly to the Finals.

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DeMar the Cheat Code, Embiid Wanted Someone Else, and the Growing Questions in Portland

The All-Star break is over as the second half of the NBA season is underway!