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Tales From the Couch: Jazz, Raptors, Heat, and Magic. Plus Betting on Healthy Contenders, Either-Or on Mobley, and Best Fits for Wembanyama With Kevin O’Connor

Ryen covers the latest NBA games and discusses LaMelo Ball, Evan Mobley, Scottie Barnes, and more with KOC

Charlotte Hornets v Toronto Raptors Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images


It’s NBA Tales From the Couch! Ryen hits on Hornets-Raptors, Thunder-Heat, Cavaliers-Jazz, Suns-Warriors, and Trail Blazers–Magic (0:40). Then Ryen is joined by The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor to discuss which (healthy) NBA roster gives them the best shot at a title, LaMelo Ball’s development, whether Evan Mobley can be a no. 1 player on a team, adjusting Scottie Barnes’s ceiling, Jalen Green, best fits for Victor Wembanyama in 2023-24, and more (22:53). Finally Ryen answers some listener-submitted Life Advice questions (1:06:39).

Host: Ryen Russillo
Guest: Kevon O’Connor
Producer: Kyle Crichton