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The Mismatch

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Trae Young Trade Rumors, Grizzlies Silver Linings, All-Star Festivities, and Does Pop Still Got It?

The guys also wonder how far the 76ers could fall in the standings

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Wolves and Bucks Pick Up Statement Wins, Quick Rookie Check-In, and Reacting to the Second MVP Straw Poll

Verno and KOC also discuss the Pelicans’ win over the Grizzlies

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Believing in the Thunder, Why the Knicks and Mavs Won the Day, and Recapping a Mediocre Trade Deadline

From the big moves to the smaller deals, Verno and KOC go through all the action of the trade deadline

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NBA Trade Rumor Recap, Embiid’s Surgery, and Draft Talk

Verno and KOC discuss the 76ers’ next move after Joel Embiid’s injury, whether the Hawks should consider trading Trae Young instead of Dejounte Murray, LeBron’s pressure on the Lakers, and so much more

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LeBron’s Future, a Brunson State of Mind, and Embiid’s Wild Week

The clock is ticking for LeBron James and the Lakers, and Verno and KOC debate what the right move is for both

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Do the Heat Need to Be Fixed? Plus, Doc’s Debut, Knicks Without Randle, and Yet Another 70-Point Performance.

Verno and KOC also explain why Paolo Banchero will eventually be a top-five player in the league and talk about the Timberwolves’ impressive win over the Thunder

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LeBron’s All-Star Achievement, the Unmotivated Heat, and Did the Bucks Screw This Up?

Verno and KOC also discuss OG Anunoby’s impact with the Knicks and the Pacers’ impressive win over the 76ers despite not having Tyrese Haliburton

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Embiid Scores 70, KAT Drops 62 (but Loses), and Risers Across the NBA

The guys also discuss the Bucks’ interest in Dejounte Murray, the importance of the next two weeks of the season, and why you should be paying attention to the Knicks

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Pascal Siakam Trade Analysis, Plus NBA Season Midway Check-In

Plus, which players are properly ranked for awards odds, and which are too low?

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Are the Jazz Buyers or Sellers? Plus: Trade Targets for the Kings, and Why the Spurs Should Trade for Trae Young.

The guys also discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers’ hot run and potential trade targets for the Sacramento Kings if they can’t get a deal done for Pascal Siakam

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Imagining Siakam With the Warriors, the Bucks’ Championship-Caliber Defense, and Why a Two-Day Draft Makes Sense

Verno and KOC also discuss the silver linings for the Grizzlies after Ja Morant’s season-ending injury and Kawhi Leonard’s contract extension with the Clippers

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Do the 76ers Need to Make a Move? Questions from Around the League, plus Lakers and Warriors’ Concerns

Philly can make a Finals run with Joel Embiid playing at an MVP level

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How Long Does Darvin Ham Have? Plus: Bucks Survive Wemby, and the Wide-Open Championship Landscape.

Verno and KOC also discuss discuss last week’s trade between the Knicks and Raptors that saw OG Anunoby, Precious Achiuwa, and Malachi Flynn get shipped to New York

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Porzingis’s Rim Influence, Luka’s Dominance, Emerging Rookies, and New Year’s Resolutions

KOC and Verno discuss the Christmas Day slate of games

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Was This Zion’s Plan All Along? Plus: Early MVP Candidates and the Loser Pistons.

Verno and KOC discuss Ja Morant’s return, the Pacers’ struggles, news of Zion Williamson’s contract no longer being guaranteed, and more

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Thunder Trade Targets, Lauri Markkanen’s Value, Should the Cavs Reset, and Other League Observations

Plus, Verno and KOC discuss the promising development of Coby White, give credit to James Harden and Clippers, and share their expectations for Ja Morant as he’s set to make his season debut against the Pelicans

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Warriors’ Silver Linings, the Clippers Are Back, and NBA Trade Season Is Here

The guys also discuss the odd behavior from Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Pacers after he broke the Bucks’ franchise record with 64 points in a game

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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

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Tournament Instant Reaction: Haliburton’s Rising Star Power and Lakers Dominance

Verno and KOC discuss Tyrese Haliburton’s continuing rise as a star and the Lakers’ complete and utter dominance over the Pelicans

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Recapping the Awesome NBA Knockout Round: Pacers Upset Celtics, Pelicans Stop the Beam

Verno and KOC discuss Tyrese Haliburton’s amazing performance as the Pacers defeat the Celtics to advance to the semifinals of the in-season tournament

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The NBA’s Biggest Surprises and Disappointments So Far, Plus an In-Season Tournament Preview

The guys also discuss KOC’s article detailing the need for the Warriors to reinvent themselves around Steph Curry

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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

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Thanksgiving Week Mismatch Mega-Pod

Verno and KOC go through last night’s in-season tournament play, covering the Pacers, the 76ers’ struggles, the Suns’ success, and more. Finally, with Thanksgiving tomorrow, the guys give out what they are most thankful for this NBA season!

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Are the Warriors Dead? Plus, the Loaded Celtics, Haliburton’s Ascent, and Detroit’s Breakdown.

Verno and KOC discuss Draymond Green’s suspension for choking Rudy Gobert, Kelly Oubre Jr.’s strange situation after he was (or wasn’t) hit by a car, and some of the things they like and dislike about the NBA season so far

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Maxey’s Rise, Steph Needs Help, and the Clippers’ Problems

Verno and KOC discuss a handful of teams whose stock is trending up, and which teams are trending down, covering the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, and more

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Does NBA Media Need to Do Better? Plus: That’s True, That Might Be True, Or That’s Ridiculous.

Plus, as the in-season tournament continues, Verno suggests an idea to help differentiate those games from the rest

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Harden’s Big “Meh” Debut, What the In-Season Tournament Is Missing, and Sophomore Check-ins

Verno and KOC discuss Monday’s slate NBA games, James Harden’s debut with the Clippers, before discussing the new in-season tournament and with college basketball starting up, the guys discuss which players to watch for this season.

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Will James Harden Be Happy With the Clippers? Plus, Early Winners and Losers of the Season.

There’s reason to worry about what Harden said in his L.A. Clipper intro

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James Harden Trade Reaction, Plus Second Impressions From the NBA Season So Far

Verno and KOC react to the Philadelphia 76ers sending James Harden to the Clippers for a handful of expiring contracts and picks

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Dame Time Debut, the Hardenless Sixers, and More First Impressions From Opening Week

Verno and KOC also talk star players already missing prime-time games, rookie debuts, their growing affection for the Orlando Magic, and so much more

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Giannis Extends With the Bucks, Grizzlies Options at Center, and NBA Season Predictions

Verno and KOC also discuss the contract extensions of Jalen McDaniels, Onyeka Okongwu, Josh Green, and Cole Anthony

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2023-24 Semi-Bold NBA Season Predictions

Verno and KOC also break down the news of assistant coach Terry Stott’s departure from Bucks, as well as the never-ending drama with James Harden