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How the Suns are Maintaining Success, Laker Woes, and the Continuing Uncertainty With Ben Simmons

Verno and KOC also discuss the recent issues facing Steph and the rest of the Warriors

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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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Heating Up in Miami, Whether Harden Can Lead the Nets, and Mavs Are Turning the Corner

Also, Verno and KOC discuss whether the Cavs can maintain this success and end the season as a top-six team in the East

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Hawks and Knicks Swap Players, Dray’s Importance to the Dubs, and the Two Sides of All the Ben Simmons Talk

Plus KOC and Verno discuss the Grizzlies extending their win streak to 11 and the take a closer look at the Wolves’ roster

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Welcome Back Klay, Real Ones in the West, and the Ben Simmons Trade Machine

Also, Verno and KOC talk about the Raptors’ turnaround and Fred VanVleet’s All-Star season, and take a look at where Myles Turner could go with the trade deadline just a few weeks away

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Who’s the Leader in Boston? Plus, Playing in Today’s NBA and Kawhi’s Possible Return

Plus, Verno and KOC go through some of the top stories in the NBA, like Kyrie Irving’s return and Hawks trade rumors

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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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The Grizz Are for Real, DeMar and the Bulls Continue to Prove People Wrong, and High Praise for Becky Hammon

Verno and KOC also look at the Nets and debate the team’s root issues

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Grizzlies Impressing, What to Do With the Lakers, and What an In-Season Tournament Could Mean 

Plus, revisiting a potential Russell Westbrook–John Wall trade and discussing the Bulls’ strong start

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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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‘The Mismatch’ Christmas List and Wishes for Next Year

Plus, Verno and KOC go through which NBA records they hope to see broken next

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Perfect Fits for KD, Patience With Ben Simmons, and No More Magic for the Wiz

Chris and Kevin praise the Nets’ front office for building the perfect supporting cast for Kevin Durant, talk about the problems in Portland, and run the latest injury updates on Zion, Klay, and Ja

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Steph Curry’s Greatness, Rise of the Zone, and a Look Around the Association

Plus, ‘Thinking Basketball’ author and YouTuber Ben Taylor goes off because no one is realizing how good the Jazz’s offense has been this season

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The Return of Kyrie? Plus Cleveland Rising, King Down in Sac Town, and the Nearing Trade Season.

KOC and Verno discuss the Nets getting their star guard back

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Will the Real Anthony Davis Please Stand Up, Imagining Ben Simmons With the Spurs, and the Mess in Indiana

Verno and KOC also take a deeper look at the Lakers’ roster and coaching staff and identify all the issues they’ve had this season

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How the Suns Got Better and Four Young NBA Teams Close to Finals Contention

KOC is joined by Mike Vigil and Sam Cooper from ‘The Timeline: A Phoenix Suns Podcast’ to discuss the rise of the Suns franchise

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Dealing With COVID, the Lakers Are “Two” Top-Heavy, the Issues in Portland, and GOATs Don’t Dance

Plus, Verno and KOC discuss the Grizzlies being undefeated since Ja Morant went down with injury, and Verno points out a very interesting stat from their current five-game win streak

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Describing the Grizzlies’ Record-Setting Night, What to Do in Portland, and Changing the Thought Process for DPOY

Verno and KOC also discuss whether they could live in a world without the internet and go around the Association to discuss the hottest stories going into the weekend

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Running With T-Wolves, “Dirk” Valanciunas, and the Warriors Are Standing Their Ground

Verno and KOC also discuss underappreciated Rockets big man Christian Wood and debate what the team should do with John Wall

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The Kings’ Woes, Fox vs. Morant, and the Hot Suns

Plus, discussing Cade Cunningham’s early returns and reacting to the suspensions of LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart

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Steph As MVP?, Impact Player Tyrese Maxey, and Final Contenders

The hosts wrap things up with some thoughts on Crypto.com Arena

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Three Big Surprises, Lonzo’s Resurgence, and an Epic Rant From Verno

As the Eastern Conference continues to surprise us, Verno and KOC break down three teams that are exceeding expectations

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Ben Simmons Saga, Tom Thibodeau Benching His Starters, and the Evolution of Physicality

Verno and KOC also touch on the Pacers-Jazz game that resulted in four ejections and discuss a side effect of the higher level of physicality in the game

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Unstoppable Steph, Harden’s Scoring Slump, Chicago’s Hot Start, and Jokic’s Cheap Shot

Verno and KOC also discuss trade rumors around Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown and Carmelo Anthony’s resurgence as a role player

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The Celtics Blow Out the Heat, OKC Upsets the Lakers Again, and a Busy NBA News Week

Verno and KOC discuss all the major news items that have been reported this week, including Damian Lillard’s meeting with LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the summer

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Bulls Back, Fractured Celtics, Scorching Heat, and More!

Verno and KOC also get into some other impressive (and not-so-impressive) runs

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An NBA Game of “That’s True, That Might Be True, That’s Ridiculous”

Verno and KOC question the future of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown’s relationship and discuss other topics such as James Harden’s issues and the Wizards’ newfound success

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Ja Morant Is the Most Fun Player to Watch in the NBA. Plus, Rule Changes and the Bulls’ Possibly Unsustainable Success.

KOC and Verno also run down some of the early season’s best dunks, including throwdowns by Jaylen Brown and Lauri Markkanen

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Ten First Impressions From the Opening Games. Plus, Issues With the NBA 75 List.

Verno and KOC discuss the most glaring omissions from the NBA 75 rollout and the fact that it ended up actually being the NBA 76, and then give 10 first impressions from the first three days of NBA games

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2021-22 NBA Season Preview and Predictions

Plus, Verno and KOC react to all the contract extensions that occurred (or didn’t) before the deadline

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Giannis Will Win His Third MVP and More Bold NBA Predictions

Chris Vernon and KOC talk Giannis, Lillard, and bold predictions for the 2021-22 season

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Ten Questions About the Upcoming Season, Plus Zion Williamson’s Health and Kyrie Irving’s Instagram Live

Verno and KOC’s questions include which new coach will have the greatest impact on their team and which top 10 pick from last year’s draft will take a leap this season