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The Top 25 Players in the NBA in 2021-22

Ranking the very best the league has to offer as the season nears its conclusion

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It’s Showtime!

How the team behind ‘Winning Time’ brought prestige TV and basketball together to retell the glitzy, highly dramatic tale of the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s

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How Injuries Have Affected Klay Thompson’s Game—and the Warriors’ Title Hopes

Two years off have taken a toll on Klay Thompson. How far can the Warriors go with this version of their All-Star shooting guard?

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How Do the NBA Playoff Odds Look Heading Into the Season’s Final Month?

Our model breaks down how likely each team is to make the playoffs, who has the best chances of getting the no. 1 pick in the draft, and much more

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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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The Special Case of Jaden Ivey

It’s hard to find an NBA comparison for Purdue’s star guard, but he’s a near lock to be a top-five pick. What makes the engine behind the Boilermakers so unique?

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The End of the Mack, MLB Is Close to Becoming Like Boxing, and Loving the Nets Blowout

Plus, a brief discussion about ‘Bel-Air,’ the ‘Fresh Prince’ spin-off

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KD’s Revenge on Small Game James

Plus, NFL QB roulette and the strange streaming wars with Wosny Lambre, Peter Schrager, and Matthew Belloni

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How the New-Look Mavericks Are Making a Playoff Push, With Jonathan Tjarks

Plus, Logan and Raja touch on Russell Westbrook’s recent fight with fans and the media

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Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers Card Values, New Releases, and Mailbag

Plus, the guys discuss news around Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson

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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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Danny Green on the Simmons-Harden Trade and the 76ers’ Playoff Outlook

Plus, why the Russell Wilson trade really went down

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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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Which Late-Season Trends Are for Real? Plus Ja Morant’s Ascent

Michael Pina joins Justin and Wos to discuss the Warriors’ slump and the Celtics’ and Pelicans’ recent success

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Luka Doncic, Coach K, and Top-Five Draft Prospects

J. Kyle Mann and Jonathan Tjarks break down Luka’s big night and Coach K’s last game at Cameron Indoor

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The Big Wilson Trade, Ridley’s Suspension, and Westbrook’s Struggles

Plus, Coach K’s farewell tour with Kevin Clark, Van Lathan, and Tate Frazier

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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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Aaron Rodgers, NBA Family Plays, and The Players With Joe House. Plus JJ’s Conference Tournament Picks

JJ and House also talk NBA bets

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‘Winning Time,’ ‘The Dropout,’ and Adam Scott on ‘Severance’

Chris and Andy are joined by actor Adam Scott to discuss what makes ‘Severance’ his dream project

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Mark Cuban on the Mavericks’ Playoff Push and How He Stays on the Cutting Edge

The Mavs owner joins to talk Luka Doncic, Jason Kidd, and Dirk Nowitzki

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No One Is Sleeping on the Bulls Anymore, and Mike Love Is Sick of LeBron and Kanye

Jason is joined by the Chicago radio icon to discuss ‘Jeen-yuhs,’ Kanye West’s rise, and separating art from artist

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The Surging Celts, Shaky Warriors, and Confounding Lakers With Ryen Russillo and Ethan Sherwood Strauss

Plus, discussing how sports agencies have been woven into the fabric of the modern NBA

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Nets Fall Under .500, AMA, and Tournament Preview With Zach Braziller

Can Brooklyn turn it around?

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What Does the League Look Like Without a Best Player?

Chris and Seerat revisit the recent matchups between the Hawks and the Bulls as well as James Harden’s first games with the Sixers

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Simmons, House, and JJ on Friday’s NBA Action and a Rookie of the Year Discussion. Plus: Jared Smith on Weekend College Hoops and Conference Tournaments

Plus, the guys share their thoughts on Friday’s best games

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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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Bulls Need to Be Ready for a Playoff Run, Manicures for Baseball, and Scouting in the Digital Age

Plus, Jason briefly discusses the situation in Ukraine

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The Return of KD, and Still, No Baseball

Plus, Moose on the Yankees and the best chance for a New York title

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The Ja Experience in Memphis, MLB’s Future, and Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin on Changing Sports Fans

Plus, how far could the Grizzlies go in the playoffs?

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Can the Grizzlies Catch Up to the Struggling Warriors?

Plus, the Mavericks are surging

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Heat-Bucks and Harden’s Turnaround, Understanding the MLB Lockout With Evan Drellich, Plus ‘Winning Time’ Cocreator Jim Hecht

Ryen also explains why we can’t talk about G League stats

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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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An Early (but Not Too Early) MVP Conversation

J. Kyle Mann joins Justin and Rob to rank their top five MVP candidates and discuss a couple of other guys who could get in the mix

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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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How the Showtime Lakers’ Inventive Strategy and Style Defined an Era

It wasn’t enough just to win championships; what changed the NBA for good was the way the Lakers played, and how that style fed into the product the franchise was ultimately trying to sell

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Ryan Poles Plans to Revamp the Bears and Michael Baumann on MLB’s Bad Day

Plus, Billy Donovan confronts a new Bulls reality