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Can Devin Booker Win MVP? Plus, KOC’s Power Rankings, the Surging Sixers, and True Contenders

Verno and KOC also discuss their concerns about the Detroit Pistons, whether CJ McCollum should come off the bench when he returns and the bad optics of the Josh Giddey investigation

Phoenix Suns v New York Knicks Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images


Verno and KOC discuss the dominant performance by Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey, and the rest of the 76ers as they blew out the Lakers by 44 points on Monday night (01:05). After the Suns and Timberwolves played over the weekend, both teams look like legit championship contenders (21:47). Next, the guys dive into KOC’s power rankings after the first month of the season (30:08). Also, they discuss their concerns about the Pistons, debate whether CJ McCollum should come off the bench when he returns from injury, and talk about the bad optics the league is putting itself in with the Josh Giddey investigation (41:39).

You can read KOC’s First Month NBA Power Rankings here.

Got a question for Verno and KOC? Send them an email at nbamailbag@gmail.com!

Or you can send the guys a tweet @ChrisVernonShow and @KevinOConnorNBA!

Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Producer: Jessie Lopez

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