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NBA Standings Check-In, Zion’s Comeback, DeRozan Trades, a Lakers Master Class, and a Tournament Recap

Verno and KOC give their final thoughts on the in-season tournament, discussing the Lakers’ dominant defense, what the Pacers lack, and ideas for future tournaments

Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images


Verno and KOC give their final thoughts about the in-season tournament after the Lakers defeated the Pacers to claim the first NBA Cup (01:09). They discuss the Lakers’ dominant defense, what the Pacers lack, and ideas for future tournaments. The guys take a look at the standings and debate which teams could potentially fall and which teams could rise by the time the season ends (24:24). Despite an injury-filled roster, Luka Doncic showed why he’s amazing in a win over the Grizzlies (34:20). After he was completely embarrassed by national media, the guys explain why they were excited to see Zion play the way he did in a win against the Timberwolves last night (41:18). Also, the latest trade news surrounding DeMar DeRozan (49:05).

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

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