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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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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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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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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!

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Recapping All-Star Festivities and Predicting Second-Half Story Lines

Verno and KOC debate what the NBA can do to bring excitement back to the slam dunk contest before discussing whether the MVP is Joel Embiid’s to lose, the Suns’ chances without Chris Paul, LeBron James getting sour with the Lakers, and more

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Two Sides of New York Basketball, and Whether Simons Gives the Blazers a Chance

Plus, discussing the Mavs’ future and the competitive Clippers with Rob Mahoney

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The James Harden Drama Continues, Getting Giddy About Giddey, and All-Star Game Predictions

Plus, Verno and KOC talk about the Celtics, who are on a quiet run and playing excellent defense

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Finding the Right Roles in Philly and Brooklyn, and Recapping the Trade Deadline

Plus, KOC still believes the Bucks are the safe pick to win it all

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Securing Trade Intel With Jake Fischer

KOC and Jake discuss the likelihood of the James Harden–for–Ben Simmons blockbuster, what kind of role Jerami Grant wants and potential players who could be acquired in the buyout market

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Instant Analysis of the Kings-Pacers Trade

KOC, Seerat, and Logan discuss the swap of Tyrese Haliburton and Domantas Sabonis

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Reacting to the CJ McCollum Trade and Wondering Whether James Harden Will Be Dealt

KOC and Verno discuss trade deadline news

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Questioning Middleton’s All-Star Selection, Congrats to Fred VanVleet, and Reggie’s “Skip-to-my-Lou” Game-Winner

Verno and KOC also discuss whether the Nets should chase a lower seed with Kyrie Irving playing only road games, last night’s Warriors win, and the Shaq–Ben Simmons feud

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The Real Mismatch Grizzlies-palooza With Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor

The crossover crew discuss all things Grizzlies, including Ja Morant’s ascension to superstardom and Jaren Jackson Jr.’s strong play this season

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The Beautiful Suns, Deadline Deals, and All-Star Reserves With Wosny Lambre

Plus, breaking down what makes Kevin Huerter a five-tool player and why Bradley Beal should move on

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NBA CrunchTime Debut, Predicting the Remaining All-Stars, and Looking Across the League With Ryen Russilo

Plus, Verno and KOC discuss Tyrese Maxey, Steph Curry, and whether or not the Hawks can turn their season around

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The Surprise All-Star, Embiid’s MVP Case, Pelicans Have a Chance, and the G League Initiative

Did Andrew Wiggins’s All-Star campaign get a boost from an unexpected fan base? Plus, KOC and Verno gush over Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr.

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Don’t Count Out the Hawks Just Yet, the Lakers’ Brodie Trade Decision, and a Surprise Guest

Verno and KOC discuss the up-and-down season from Trae Young and the Hawks, the Bulls’ injury woes, and the decisions that lie ahead of the Lakers, before Adam Lefkoe joins in to talk about hosting ‘NBA on TNT’ and more

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How the Suns are Maintaining Success, Laker Woes, and the Continuing Uncertainty With Ben Simmons

Verno and KOC also discuss the recent issues facing Steph and the rest of the Warriors

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Finding Hope in Detroit and Looking Back at the 2021 NBA Draft Class With Nick Henkel

KOC and Nick also debate whether anyone else can win Rookie of the Year besides Evan Mobley and look at who’s going to the Finals this season

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Heating Up in Miami, Whether Harden Can Lead the Nets, and Mavs Are Turning the Corner

Also, Verno and KOC discuss whether the Cavs can maintain this success and end the season as a top-six team in the East

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Hawks and Knicks Swap Players, Dray’s Importance to the Dubs, and the Two Sides of All the Ben Simmons Talk

Plus KOC and Verno discuss the Grizzlies extending their win streak to 11 and the take a closer look at the Wolves’ roster

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Welcome Back Klay, Real Ones in the West, and the Ben Simmons Trade Machine

Also, Verno and KOC talk about the Raptors’ turnaround and Fred VanVleet’s All-Star season, and take a look at where Myles Turner could go with the trade deadline just a few weeks away

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Who’s the Leader in Boston? Plus, Playing in Today’s NBA and Kawhi’s Possible Return

Plus, Verno and KOC go through some of the top stories in the NBA, like Kyrie Irving’s return and Hawks trade rumors

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LeBron the Center, Weirdo Thunder, and NBA Rookie Talk With J. Kyle Mann

Plus, Kevin and J. Kyle Mann debate whether Nic Claxton is the Nets’ most important big man, look at the Bucks’ depth around Giannis, and discuss the NBA potential of Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr.

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The Grizz Are for Real, DeMar and the Bulls Continue to Prove People Wrong, and High Praise for Becky Hammon

Verno and KOC also look at the Nets and debate the team’s root issues

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Grizzlies Impressing, What to Do With the Lakers, and What an In-Season Tournament Could Mean 

Plus, revisiting a potential Russell Westbrook–John Wall trade and discussing the Bulls’ strong start

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Evaluating DeMar From Afar, Love Affair With Scottie Barnes, and Stuck Teams in the NBA

KOC and his guests, Raptors reporters Blake Murphy and William Lou, also debate whether Toronto should make a move for a big man

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‘The Mismatch’ Christmas List and Wishes for Next Year

Plus, Verno and KOC go through which NBA records they hope to see broken next

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Perfect Fits for KD, Patience With Ben Simmons, and No More Magic for the Wiz

Chris and Kevin praise the Nets’ front office for building the perfect supporting cast for Kevin Durant, talk about the problems in Portland, and run the latest injury updates on Zion, Klay, and Ja

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Steph Curry’s Greatness, Rise of the Zone, and a Look Around the Association

Plus, ‘Thinking Basketball’ author and YouTuber Ben Taylor goes off because no one is realizing how good the Jazz’s offense has been this season

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The Return of Kyrie? Plus Cleveland Rising, King Down in Sac Town, and the Nearing Trade Season.

KOC and Verno discuss the Nets getting their star guard back

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Will the Real Anthony Davis Please Stand Up, Imagining Ben Simmons With the Spurs, and the Mess in Indiana

Verno and KOC also take a deeper look at the Lakers’ roster and coaching staff and identify all the issues they’ve had this season