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The Mismatch

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Picking New NBA Player Islands to Inhabit and Evaluating Old Choices

Verno and KOC take a look back to 2019 to evaluate their previous picks for which NBA player islands to inhabit and then choose some new islands from the pool of lottery picks currently in the NBA

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Listener Mailbag Part 3! Plus, a Bit of Football and a Bit of Ben Simmons

Verno and KOC open with a bit of discussion about the Cowboys-Buccaneers game before getting into the mailbag

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What Are the Washington Wizards Capable of This Season? Plus, More Ben Simmons Rumors

Verno and KOC also discuss Kyle Kuzma’s comments on ‘The No Chill Podcast,’ Jonathan Isaac’s comments about the Magic being cautious with his return, and Michael Porter Jr.’s comments about his hopeful contract extension negotiations with the Nuggets

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Listener Mailbag Part 2! Plus: Will Ben Simmons Be Playing in a 76ers Uniform in October?

Verno and KOC talk about the recent Ben Simmons news before getting into some listener submitted questions

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An NBA Offseason Game of “Do You Believe…?”

In a tradition like no other, Verno and KOC discuss Kevin Love trades, Ben Simmons’s future, ‘Donda,’ and much more

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Lauri Markkanen Is Headed to the Cavaliers and Emoni Bates Commits to Memphis

Plus, mailbag questions about LaMelo Ball’s ascension, Kristaps Porzingis’s decline, and much more

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Timberwolves Explore a Ben Simmons Trade

Plus, Verno and KOC discuss some of the particulars of the NBA schedule, which was released on Friday

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How Can Patrick Beverley Help the Timberwolves?

Plus, Verno and KOC wrap up their takeaways from summer league and get into news from around the league

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Davion Mitchell, Payton Pritchard, and the Knicks at Summer League

Plus, Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart sign extensions and Memphis sends Patrick Beverley to Minnesota

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Mirin Fader on Her New Giannis Antetokounmpo Biography

Plus, Verno and KOC dive into all of their summer league observations

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First Impressions of This Year’s Rookie Class in Summer League

Verno and KOC also talk about the sophomore players in summer league, including Desmond Bane, Obi Toppin, and Tyrese Maxey, as well as the veteran players who have popped up

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Andre Iguodala Returns to the Warriors and More Transactions Around the League

Plus, KOC and Verno preview the Olympic gold-medal game between France and Team USA

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Free Agency Shuffles, Surprise Contracts, and NBA Draft Reactions

KOC and Verno break down the big trades and deals that went down on first night of free agency and also discuss the NBA draft

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Memphis Trades Up to the Top 10, and Top Prospect Info

Chris and KOC review the latest news, inside info, and rumors leading up to Thursday’s NBA draft

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Draft-Night Trade Conversations Hit a Crescendo and the Restricted Free Agency Market Is Hot

Cleveland is fielding trade offers. Toronto is looking to move up from the fourth pick. There’s plenty to discuss surrounding the upcoming NBA draft.

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Giannis Drops 50 Points and the Bucks Are NBA Champions

Verno and KOC also prep for the offseason by talking a little bit of Damian Lillard, Ben Simmons, and the NBA draft

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The Bucks’ Adjustments, Kawhi Leonard Speculation, and Late First-Round Sleepers

Chris and Kevin analyze how Milwaukee managed to tie the series, discuss Clippers rumors, and make NBA Draft predictions

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Kawhi Leonard’s Future Uncertain After Surgery to Repair ACL Tear. Plus: Team USA Struggles and the 76ers Make Ben Simmons Available.

Plus, Verno and KOC talk a bit about what they’ve taken away from the first three games of the NBA Finals and what they expect from Game 4

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The Suns Take Game 2 of the NBA Finals

KOC and Verno also discuss Adam Silver saying the play-in tournament will stick around next year, his comments on player injuries this season, the front-runner for the Orlando Magic head coaching job, and more

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Giannis Plays but the Suns Take Game 1 of the Finals

Verno and KOC discuss Chris Paul taking over and pushing the Suns to a Game 1 win over the Bucks, how well Giannis played despite his injury, and how the Bucks will adjust for the rest of the series

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The Bucks Win Game 5 Without Giannis. Plus: Chris Paul and the Suns are Headed to the Finals.

Plus, the state of the Clippers, and what’s next for Kawhi?

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Hawks Take Game 4 and Giannis Gets Hurt. Plus: Chauncey Billups Controversy and Combine Talk.

Verno and KOC react to the Hawks’ Game 4 win and Giannis’s injury, the Clippers’ impressive Game 5 win over the Suns, and the controversy surrounding Portland’s hiring of Chauncey Billups

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Clippers Cut the Series Deficit in Half with Game 3 Win. Plus: New NBA Coaching Hires.

Verno and KOC get into the role injuries played in Game 3 of Clippers-Suns, give Trae Young the credit he deserves for his Game 1 heroics, and discuss all the new coaching hires

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The Suns Win a Wild Game 2 Over the Clippers. Plus: Draft Lottery Recap.

Verno and KOC break down Deandre Ayton’s and Cam Payne’s huge performances in Game 2 before surveying the rest of the league

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The Bucks Force a Game 7 and the Sixers Blow a 26-Point Lead

Verno and KOC discuss Game 6 of the Bucks-Nets series and look forward to Game 7, then talk about the Sixers blowing a 26-point lead to the Hawks and Paul George stepping up for the Clippers

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Kevin Durant’s Iconic Showing Gives the Nets a 3-2 Series Lead

KOC and Verno also get into the adjustments Trae Young needs to make in the Hawks-Sixers series, the success of Chris Paul and the Suns, and the Jazz and Clippers’ tied series

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The Clippers Fall to 0-2 Against the Jazz and the Bucks Beat the Nets. Plus: How Many Games Can the Nuggets Win Against the Suns?

Verno and KOC also ask the question: Can the Hawks figure out a way to stop Joel Embiid?

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Donovan Mitchell Balls Out and 76ers Even Series. Plus, Notes on Nets, Suns, and Award Winners.

Verno and KOC discuss whether the Jazz can win the series without Mike Conley, how the Bucks can get back in their series against the Nets, and whether the Suns are simply too deep for the Nuggets

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The Suns and Nuggets Take Care of Business in Round 1

Verno and KOC discuss the Suns beating the hobbled Lakers and the Nuggets powering through a transcendent Dame experience, and then analyze the second-round matchups

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Damian Lillard Puts Up Historic 55-Point Performance in Game 5 Loss to the Nuggets. Plus: The Lakers’ Collapse and Looking Forward to Nets-Bucks.

Verno and KOC also look forward to Wednesday night’s games in light of Embiid’s injury, Trae Young’s dominance, Ja Morant’s incredible performances against the Jazz, and the Clippers’ comeback

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The Bucks Look Like a Force to Be Reckoned With

Verno and KOC also break down Ja Morant’s incredible 47-point game Wednesday night and the Knicks-Hawks series

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Trae Young Is Becoming the NBA’s Next Great Villain

Plus, KOC and Verno discuss the Grizzlies’ unexpected win over the Jazz and the subsequent public rift between Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz and the Wizards putting up at least one decent half of basketball against the 76ers