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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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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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Zion Ripple Effects, Knicks Outlook, and the State of the NBA With Jason Concepcion

Plus, debating whether LeBron James will eventually leave the Lakers to play with his son Bronny

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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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You Need to Be Watching Ayo Dosunmu

Kevin O’Connor breaks down why the Bulls rookie’s game is advanced beyond his years, how he fits on this team, and what he needs to do to become a star player

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How Ben Simmons Fits on the Brooklyn Nets

KOC explains why Ben Simmons benefits from being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, how he fits with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on offense, and how he can help stabilize the Nets’ defense

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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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Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz Are in Trouble

The Utah Jazz need help on the defensive end. Kevin O’Connor explains why, despite Rudy Gobert being his usual self, the Jazz have struggled to be a reliable defensive team.

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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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Don’t Sleep on the Miami Heat

Kevin O’Connor speaks to Nekias Duncan about how Erik Spoelstra has helped the Miami Heat become legitimate Finals contenders once again

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Spo Keeping the Heat Hot, the Bucks’ Defensive Evolution, and the Flawed All-Star Process

Plus, breaking down the Mavs defense and the Blazers without Damian Lillard

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Russell Westbrook Needs to Fit in With the Lakers

KOC breaks down the LeBron-at-center experiment, why it works so well, and how Russell Westbrook can improve his decision-making and embrace a new role

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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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Fred VanVleet Is Playing the Best Basketball of His Career

The Raptors point guard is playing like an All-Star this season. Kevin O’Connor breaks down how changes in VanVleet’s usage and shooting tendencies have allowed him to become the focal point of the Toronto offense.

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In the Heart of Mavs Country With Jonathan Tjarks

Plus, KOC and Tjarks debate which teams (if any) are a perfect fit for Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner

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How Devin Booker Fixed His One Flaw

KOC breaks down Booker’s improved off-the-dribble 3-point shooting and explains how it could make him one of the NBA’s best scorers

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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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Which Franchise Will Finally Get Over the Hump?

KOC brings on coach and creator of The Basketball Playbook Gibson Pyper to discuss why the Celtics, Jazz, Trail Blazers, and Clippers can’t win an NBA championship

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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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Nikola Jokic Is Even Better Than in His MVP Season

KOC is joined by Ben Taylor from ‘Thinking Basketball’ to discuss Jokic’s historically great season

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Deandre Ayton Was Blessed by the Basketball Gods

KOC breaks down how the Suns center found success

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Damian Lillard Deserves Better

KOC discusses why the Blazers should trade CJ McCollum for Ben Simmons, how they could increase Norman Powell’s role, and what it will take to fix Portland’s defense

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How Desmond Bane and Ja Morant Power the Grizzlies’ Offense

KOC breaks down Memphis’s hot start

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The Unbridled Confidence of Cole Anthony

KOC analyzes the Orlando guard’s breakout season

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Tyler Herro Is the Miami Heat’s Final Puzzle Piece

KOC breaks down how Herro opens Miami’s offense alongside Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo

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OG Anunoby Demands Your Attention

KOC breaks down the Raptors forward’s potential for a breakout season

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The Atlanta Hawks Need Cam Reddish to Make the Leap

KOC breaks down how the Hawks forward could be key in a playoff run

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Miles Bridges Has Been Unleashed by the Charlotte Hornets

KOC breaks down how Bridges is making the most of his increased opportunity this season and why he is the current front-runner for the Most Improved Player award

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Why the Knicks’ Hot Start Is Sustainable

KOC breaks down RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, and New York’s future