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JJ Redick of the Philadelphia 76ers interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—including his teammates!—and many other celebrities. It’s an inside look at life in the NBA and conversations with people who interest Redick the most.  

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    Warriors Roll as Wiggins Finds His Role, Looney on the Boards, and Landing in the Perfect Spot

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 74:23

    Verno and KOC recap last night's Game 1 victory for the Warriors and focus their attention on Andrew Wiggins (00:45). Luka and the Mavs are going to have a hard time if the Warriors are playing this well on defense. They also give high praise to Kevon Looney for his massive rebounding game (20:53). The guys turn their focus on the Kings franchise: If they want to change their culture, it begins with Mike Brown (31:11). Next, why the Thunder are the most likely team to trade down in the draft and Chet Holmgren's NBA potential (36:19). KOC highlights some of his favorite prospects in the draft (48:36) before the guys dive into the Heat-Celtics series (58:20). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing the Conference Finals, Bleak Future Suns, and Tonight's NBA Draft Lottery

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 71:29

    Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Celtics is tonight as KOC and Verno preview the series between the top two teams in the East (02:15). The guys debate who will step up alongside Jimmy Butler for the Heat. Next, they discuss their disbelief about the Suns getting blown out in a Game 7 at home to the Mavs (28:03). What's next for Phoenix? The guys are in agreement that Luka Doncic will continue to go off in his series against the Warriors (37:39). Lastly, they briefly go through tonight's NBA draft lottery (57:50). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tatum Explodes, Warriors Advance, and Game 7 Previews with Bill Simmons and Mo Dakhil | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 86:00

    Hey, it's Kevin. What a night of basketball with the Celtics beating the Bucks to force a Game 7 and the Warriors finishing the Grizzlies with a huge run to close the game. Bill Simmons joined to talk Celtics-Bucks, and then The Athletic's Mo Dakhil joined to breakdown every series. Here are today's timestamps: Bill Simmons (01:41) - Thoughts after Game 6 (08:47) - The East runs through Giannis  (15:29) - Bucks fans back to blaming Mike Budenholzer Mo Dakhil (29:07) - Turning point for Warriors in Game 6 (39:29) - Klay' Thompson's play &Andrew Wiggins' improvement  (46:42) - Why Warriors should root for the Suns  (01:02:56) - What's next for the Grizzlies? Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Bill Simmons and Mo Dakhil Producers: Jessie Lopez & Ben Cruz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Epic Comeback or Total Collapse? Plus: Griz Make a Statement and Jimmy's That Guy in the Postseason.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 81:54

    Verno and KOC begin the show discussing Game 5 between the Bucks and Celtics (01:59). They debate if the Bucks win was a comeback or a collapse by the Celtics before discussing what happened in the fourth quarter. The Warriors missed their chance to close out their series against the Grizzlies after getting blown out by nearly 40 points, as the guys discuss what went wrong for Steph and crew (25:01). Also, they go through tonight's Game 6 action between the Heat-76ers and Mavs-Suns (56:43). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Al Horford Balling Out, Stop With the Whining, and Embiid Makes All the Difference

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 71:18

    Verno and KOC recap Monday night's slate of playoff action, beginning with the Celtics' resilient win to tie their series against the Bucks (01:56). They also break down the Bucks' struggles and what Giannis needs to do differently. The Grizzlies drop Game 4 and are in a 3-1 hole in the series against the Warriors, and the guys break down what happened with the Griz (21:53). They last go though Tuesday night's games between the Heat-76ers and Mavs-Suns. With Joel Embiid back, the Heat will have a tough battle to win the series (44:27). The Mavs won two in a row and tied up their series with the Suns, and the guys give major credit to Jason Kidd for the adjustments he's made since dropping the first two games (58:08). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Embiid Returns, Brunson Shines, And Celtics-Bucks Deep Dive | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 73:48

    Hey it's Kevin, thank you for listening to The Void. The Ringer's Rob Mahoney joined first to recap Friday night's games and previewed Game 3 of Grizzlies-Warriors. Then I brought on two friends from my days covering the Celtics to go deep on Boston-Milwaukee ahead of Game 3: Jay King and Jared Weiss from The Athletic. Here are today's timestamps: Rob Mahoney (01:51) - Joel Embiid's impact (07:42) - Should the Heat be worried? (13:03) - On Mavs-Suns (22:05) - Grizzlies-Warriors preview Jay King & Jared Weiss (31:37) - Differences for Celtics in Game 1 and 2 (35:33) - Grant Williams and his defense  (50:41) - Can Giannis do anything differently? (01:02:38) - Predictions for rest of series  Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Rob Mahoney, Jay King, and Jared Weiss Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    76ers Falling Fast, Building Around Luka, and What Are You Watching Tonight?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 74:05

    James Harden has yet to show up and even if Joel Embiid returns, there's little chance the 76ers can turn it around as Verno and KOC recap Game 2 between the Sixers and the Heat (01:42). The Suns go up 2-0 and the guys discuss how amazing it is that Chris Paul is still performing at the highest level and continues to bring out the best in his teammates (17:13). After dropping Game 1, the Celtics bounced back in Game 2 to tie their series with the Bucks (32:53). The Grizzlies also tied their series and the guys discuss the Warriors strategy when it comes to guarding Ja Morant (41:15). With no games on tonight, the guys discuss what they'll be watching (01:04:00). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Entering the Conference Semifinals, Hellacious Heat, and the Celtics' Cause for Pause

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 72:03

    Verno and KOC recap the beginning of the conference semifinals, beginning with Heat-76ers (01:51). They question whether James Harden will ever return to peak form before giving the Heat credit for the defensive effort they've shown all postseason. They next recap the Suns' dominant Game 1 win over the Mavs and discuss Deandre Ayton's performance (20:34). After sweeping the Nets, the Celtics drop Game 1 against the Bucks (33:32). The guys discuss what the Celtics need to do differently in Game 2 to win. They lastly go through the Warriors-Grizzlies series and discuss Jordan Poole's and Gary Payton II's big performances in Game 1 (51:11). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Moving Into the Second Round, Zion and Zack's Future, and Music Talk with Logan Murdock | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 53:06

    Hey it's Kevin, thanks for listening to The Void. Today's guest is Ringer Staff writer and Real Ones co-host, Logan Murdock. He joins the show following the Grizzlies Game 6 win over the Timberwolves. You can hear Logan with Raja Bell Monday nights during the NBA playoffs on the NBA Ringer Show feed. Here are today's timestamps: (06:10) - Anthony Edwards needs to become the number one option with the T-Wolves (12:13) - Grizzlies-Warriors preview (18:52) - Zion Williamson and Zach LaVine's comments (29:43) - Joel Embiid's injury and the 76ers-Heat preview (36:18) - Music talk Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Logan Murdock Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Bucks and Warriors Moving On, Doc Close to Blowing It Again, and Which Teams Left Will Advance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 80:22

    With the Bucks and Warriors moving on to the second round, Verno and KOC recap the first-round series for both teams. They preview the Bucks' matchup with the Celtics (02:00) before taking a look back at the Bulls' season and debating what their next moves are (14:13). Are we overrating the Warriors' new Death Lineup (22:10)? With the Raptors winning two straight, is Doc Rivers on the verge of blowing another playoff series (32:35)? Nate McMillan is on the hot seat in Atlanta after the Hawks' disappointing season (42:54). They next debate which of the teams left in the West will advance and which series will go to a full seven games (52:50). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    So Much for Those Nets, Raptors Not Done Yet, and the Real Mavs Are Starting to Show Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 68:57

    Verno and KOC discuss the Celtics' surprising first-round sweep of the Nets and explain why Boston winning is ultimately good for the league (01:30). They debate whether Kyrie Irving is the right fit for Kevin Durant to win a title (09:44). The Raptors have clawed themselves back into their series against the 76ers, and the guys debate whether they can turn it all around and beat the Sixers (29:34). KOC was at the Jazz-Mavs game and shares his experience being inside American Airlines Center (40:50). Is it time for the Suns to focus all their defense on stopping Brandon Ingram (50:09)? They last go through the night's slate of playoff action (54:08). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Recapping a Wildly Entertaining Night of Playoff Basketball

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 79:28

    Verno and KOC begin the show by recapping the Celtics-Nets game as they talk about the C's defense against Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, and Ben Simmons's impact if he does indeed return for this series (02:52). They next go through the Raptors-76ers game and discuss Joel Embiid's game-winner, Doc Rivers's effect on the team, and Fred VanVleet's inconsistent play (29:32). With Khris Middleton out, the Bulls took Game 2 against Milwaukee and now have a chance to turn the momentum with the series going back to Chicago (43:48). They also debate what the Suns can do now that Devin Booker is out with an injury before previewing tonight's playoff action (53:30). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Pelicans Upset, the Grizzlies Bounce Back, and Butler Dominates With Rohan Nadkarni | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 54:45

    Hey, it's Kevin, thanks for listening to 'The Void.' Today's guest is Rohan Nadkarni, an NBA writer for Sports Illustrated. He joins the show to recap Tuesday's slate of playoff games and discuss his latest article, which details Deandre Ayton's growth since last season's Finals loss. Here are today's time stamps: (02:03) - The Pelicans' chances vs. the Suns without Devin Booker (09:31) - Deandre Ayton's role if Booker is out (17:39) - On Grizzlies-Timberwolves (24:20) - Do the Mavs have enough to keep up with the Warriors' three-guard lineup? (29:43) - On Heat-Hawks (34:29) - Any concerns with the Heat's offense? (42:51) - What do the Hawks need moving forward? Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Rohan Nadkarni Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Emergence of Jordan Poole, Same Old Tune for the Jazz, and Previewing Tonight's Matchups

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 81:31

    Verno and KOC begin the show recapping the Warriors-Nuggets game from last night, and one thing is certain: The Warriors are back (01:55). They discuss Jordan Poole's growth and development (11:00). With Luka Doncic still out, the guys debate whether the Mavs can win the series against the Jazz without him (21:58) before talking about Rudy Gobert's overall value. Also, they briefly recap the 76ers' dominant win over the Raptors (39:51). Plus, they preview tonight's slate of playoff action before looking ahead to the rest of the week's schedule (47:00). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trae Loves to Put on a Show, and NBA Playoff Weekend Preview. Plus: What Is Zion Doing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 77:01

    In looking at the Cavs-Nets game, Verno and KOC both agree that, besides the first quarter, the Cavs looked good (02:15). They also blast the Hornets' efforts on defense against the Hawks (12:20) before exploring the Hawks' matchup against the Cavs (18:21). If apex Brandon Ingram shows up, the Clippers don't stand any chance against the Pelicans (26:54). If Zion Williamson is good enough to do 360 dunks, then why isn't he playing (36:12)? They last go through the weekend slate of playoff basketball, (42:16) and KOC breaks the news about Paul George (01:04:26). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    State of the Knicks With CP "The Fanchise" | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 52:56

    Hey it's Kevin, thanks for listening to 'The Void.' Today's guest is Casey Powell, or as he is better known: CP "The Fanchise." CP is die-hard Knicks fan and creator of the Knicks Fan TV, which covers the team with live shows streaming online. Here are today's time stamps: (04:43) - RJ Barrett's progress (10:54) - What happened with Julius Randle? (14:10) - Getting called out by Randle's wife (20:26) - Any optimism that a star could join the Knicks soon? (22:59) - On the Knicks young core (35:01) - On Leon Rose getting more aggressive (39:43) - Is James Dolan as bad as people make him out to be? (42:43) - On the Knicks future Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Casey Powell, a.k.a. CP "The Fanchise" Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Regular Season Wrapped, Play-In Preview, and Who's Your MVP?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 79:16

    Verno and KOC go over the final NBA regular-season standings and gear up for the play-in tournament. The Celtics finished the year as the 2-seed, but now face the toughest possible route to the Finals (08:47). The Clippers have remained competitive all season despite being without their best players and now are in position to make some noise (16:32). The guys also discuss the timing of Woj's tweet, in which he reported Frank Vogel's firing just minutes after the Lakers' last game (36:09). Lastly, KOC shares his ballots and Verno gives his predictions for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, and the rest of the regular-season awards (44:52). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Heat Clinch, Bottom of the Bracket Teams, and Key Players Returning for the Playoff Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 56:41

    Verno and KOC discuss the latest news going into the last weekend of the NBA season beginning with the Heat, who clinched the top overall seed in the East (01:49). As the seeding becomes finalized, the guys take a look at the teams at the bottom of the bracket (13:57). The Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention, so Verno and KOC discuss their dreadful season (21:22). After weeks of speculation, there are signs that point to Kawhi Leonard's potential return for the Clippers' playoff run (32:37). The Nuggets are also gearing up for the possible returns of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. (39:04). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Playoffs Update, State of the Jazz, and Bye Bye Lakers With Nate Jones | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 84:18

    Hey it's Kevin, thanks for listening to The Void. Today's guest is Nate Jones, who is a marketer and agent for Goodwin Sports, a sports agency that represents NBA players like Damian Lillard and Matisse Thybulle. Nate is never afraid to go against the grain or ask tough questions on social media, so he's long been one of my favorite NBA personalities. But this is actually the first conversation we've ever had and I thought it went great. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did. Here are today's timestamps: (05:40) - Reality hit hard for the Cavs (13:47) - Would you be worried about James Harden as a Sixers fan? (25:56) - On Rudy Gobert and Utah Jazz (32:53) - Imagining Rudy Gobert on the Celtics (41:26) - The rise of the 2 bigs lineup (50:33) - On Jabari Smith Jr (59:20) - Is this years draft class worth tanking for? (01:09:20) - On Lakers missing playoffs / LeBron's legacy (01:17:20) - Who's the better rapper, Damian Lillard or Miles Bridges? Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Nate Jones Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Congrats to Kansas, Playoff Standings, and Gearing Up for a Wild Finish in the NBA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 69:30

    Verno and KOC begin the show congratulating Kansas for beating North Carolina in the NCAA men's national championship before discussing whether any players elevated their draft stock in the game (02:02). Going into the last week of the season, the guys take a look at the current playoff bracket. They dive into the wild stat about Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert (19:35). Is there any hope for the Lakers as they fight for the final playoff spot in the West (27:17). They next go through the standings in the Eastern Conference. Who is the easier first-round matchup, Bulls or Raptors (36:50)? What are the chances that the Nets will lose in the play-in (48:28)? And can Joel Embiid sway KOC's vote for MVP (53:57)? Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is Giannis the Real MVP? Plus, Cade Turning the Corner and the 50-Point March Blowout.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 62:54

    Verno and KOC begin the show by discussing Thursday night's win for the Bucks and debating whether Giannis just stole the MVP with his performance (01:21). KOC believes Giannis has been paying attention to the MVP race and wanted to insert himself into the conversation again (10:37). They next go through Logan Murdock's profile on Kevin Durant (15:24) before discussing the 76ers' three-game skid (21:58). Don't look now, but Cade Cunningham is starting to turn the corner as his rookie season comes to an end (29:57). DeMar DeRozan dropped the 14th different 50-plus-point game this season in the Bulls' OT win over the Clippers, and the guys discuss March's abundance of 50-point games (44:25). With the Final Four this weekend, the guys briefly go through some of the top prospects (50:10). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Going In-Depth on the Raptors, Scottie Barnes, and the Future of the NBA With Samson Folk | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 55:18

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. KOC goes up north and brings on Samson Folk, a freelance reporter who covers the Raptors for Raptors Republic. (00:56) - KOC's thoughts on Paul George's return and the Bucks-76ers game (06:18) - The Raptors' unique offensive strategy (08:16) - Pascal Siakam's improvement and what more to expect from OG Anunoby (14:49) - Describing Scottie Barnes (19:31) - How the Raptors used Barnes against Nikola Jokic (26:51) - Can Barnes grow into the primary facilitator? (28:47) - Rookie rankings and the case for each top candidate to win ROTY (37:09) - Samson's favorite players not on the Raptors (41:18) - The NBA is as deep as ever and continuing to evolve Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Samson Folk Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    With No Time Lord There's No Chance, the Suns' Immunity, and ROTY Misinterpretations

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 70:23

    Verno and KOC begin the show by discussing the injury to Robert Williams and what it means to the Celtics (02:33). The Warriors have lost nearly every game since Steph Curry's injury, and the guys discuss their bad stretch of games (18:16). The Suns have been by far the best team in the NBA, and the guys believe the only way they'll go down is with a major injury (23:31). After weeks of speculation, it was announced that Paul George will be making his return to the Clippers (41:48). Also, they discuss the race for MVP (49:20) and Rookie of the Year (56:33). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Rethinking Prospect Rankings, Understanding the Disrespect for the Suns, and You Wanna Fight Me?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 74:06

    Verno and KOC begin the show discussing their latest NBA prospect rankings (01:09). Has Chet Holmgren fallen from the top spot after Gonzaga's loss? Can Jaden Ivey raise his draft stock? The guys debate whether the Suns are really getting disrespected after Chris Paul's return and clinching the top seed in the West (16:26). In a wide-open NBA, can the Grizzlies make a true run at the title (29:40)? The guys debate whether there is more behind the video of Zion Williamson dunking (38:38). They also dive into the altercation that happened on the Heat sideline between Jimmy Butler and Udonis Haslem (46:32) before Verno shares why the Nets don't scare him, especially without Ben Simmons (53:02). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Analyzing the NBA Draft and March Madness With Titus and Tate | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 76:36

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside basketball with the people who know it best. With March Madness in full swing, KOC brings on Mark Titus and Tate Frazier from the ‘Titus and Tate' podcast on Fox Sports. They go full swing on all the NCAA tournament action as well as the top NBA prospects. (06:42) - Why Jabari Smith Jr. struggled (13:22) - On Malaki Branham and E.J. Liddell (19:40) - Benefits of being able to test the draft process for college players (27:25) - On Christian Koloko and Arizona (34:09) - On Paolo Banchero, A.J. Griffin, and Duke (44:32) - Chet Holmgren's NBA potential (51:09) - NBA prospects no one is talking about (58:29) - How high will Hunter Dickinson go? (01:01:07) - What makes UCLA so tough? Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Mark Titus and Tate Frazier Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Coming Around on the Celtics, Whether Something Is Wrong with Harden, and the Clippers Hoping for a Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 73:51

    With the Celtics riding a four-game win streak, has Verno come around to see them as a Finals sleeper (02:11)? KOC gives us reasons the Celtics are serious contenders for the title. The guys talk about how Patrick Beverley has completely changed the culture for the Timberwolves (12:54). The 76ers beat the Heat last night, despite being without James Harden and Joel Embiid, but KOC has noticed Harden playing different lately (22:25). With Ben Simmons out and Kyrie Irving still playing part time, the guys debate the Nets' title chances (27:33). They also take a look at some of the teams on the rise in the East (38:47) before discussing the possibility of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard returning (43:03). Finally, they give the latest updates on the biggest injuries in the NBA (50:20).  Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Chet Holmgren Show, What Will Happen With the Warriors, and the Raptors' Chances

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 73:45

    Verno and KOC go through the first day of the NCAA tournament and how the top prospects performed (01:40). One of the top prospects, Chet Holmgren, blew the guys away (09:12). Another day and another 50-point performance in the NBA, this time from the Pistons' Saddiq Bey (19:24). Just when the Warriors were getting healthy, Steph Curry gets injured and the guys discuss the effects his injury will have across the West (31:36). The Raptors are on a five-game winning streak, and the guys debate whether they are a team who could make some noise in the playoffs (41:54). Does Skip Bayless know something about Kawhi Leonard that we don't (50:34)? Also, they discuss the Donnie Nelson lawsuit against Mark Cuban and the Mavs (55:05). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mavs Going Full Luka, Watching the Suns Without CP3, and Rookie Growth With Dan Devine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 74:39

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. Today's guest is The Ringer's own Dan Devine. Dan joins the show to discuss his latest article about the Dallas Mavericks before diving into the hottest topics in the NBA. (02:25)—Why the Mavericks are dominating (10:17)—Can the Mavs make it to the Finals? (18:13)—Steph Curry's Injury (23:56)—Nets' title chances without Kyrie Irving and what the Ben Simmons news means (29:14)—What we've learned about the Suns without CP3 (42:22)—Why Scottie Barnes won't win Rookie of the Year (46:34)—Jalen Green's development (53:24)—Laker woes with Russell Westbrook (01:03:41)—On RJ Barrett Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Dan Devine Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Scouting Prospects and the NBA Landscape With "the Machine," John Hollinger

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 81:36

    Verno and KOC begin the show by discussing KAT's 60-point performance, Draymond Green's return, and Kevin Garnett's jersey retirement (01:15). They next bring on former VP of basketball operations for the Memphis Grizzlies and current NBA writer for The Athletic, John Hollinger. They discuss the top prospects in the ACC, how he views prospects differently, and why the conference games are more important when it comes to scouting (27:28). John was at the Nets-Knicks game over the weekend and shares his experience watching Kevin Durant drop 53 (55:08) before discussing the top teams in each conference (01:01:10). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Guest: John Hollinger Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Boo Fest in Philly With Small-Game James, Adding More Incentives, and Witnessing the Birth of an All-Star

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 72:21

    Verno and KOC begin the show by discussing the Nets' blowout win against the 76ers (01:30) before discussing Seth Curry's influence and why he's becoming such an important player in Brooklyn (17:42). After a five-game losing streak, the Warriors have won two in a row, but without Draymond Green, the guys are unsure whether they can make a run (28:50). As the regular season winds down, KOC mentions an idea he's been hearing that adds incentives to the top seeds in each conference (35:12). Rookies Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green are starting to find their groove (51:19). They last give some college names to keep an eye on as March Madness looms closer (58:45). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Kyrie Show, Clippers Conspiracy, and Jokic's Influence With Adam Mares | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 72:10

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. Today's guest is Adam Mares. He is the VP of creative production at DNVR Sports and hosts two Nuggets podcasts, 'DNVR Nuggets' and 'Locked on Nuggets'. (02:04) - Kyrie Irving drops 50, a preview of a role for Ben Simmons (07:04) - Will Kawhi Leonard and Paul George return? (11:04) - What to expect from Golden State's young players and Jackie Moon's impact on Klay Thompson (15:22) - Darius Garland's style of play and Evan Mobley coming up big (20:30) - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a weird night, but the Bucks destroyed OKC (24:55) - Is Nikola Jokic the MVP, or the best player in the game? (33:08) - How is Jokic influencing the game? (51:29) - Are the Nuggets Finals sleepers? (56:08) - Russell Wilson traded to the Broncos (01:02:38) - Draft talk about Colorado State's David Roddy Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Adam Mares Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Jokic Case for MVP, Finals Pretenders or Contenders, and the Russ Drama in La La Land

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 68:38

    Verno and KOC begin the show discussing the level playing field in the East and West (01:40). Both are excited to watch the race to the postseason, with several teams chasing a playoff spot. KOC shares why he believes the 3-seed is the real 1-seed in the East (07:43). Verno simply can't believe what Nikola Jokic is doing with the Nuggets as the guys discuss his case for back-to-back MVPs (09:08). After the Bulls dropped their fifth straight last night, they are starting to look like pretenders more than contenders (27:10). KOC continues to nag Verno about the Celtics and their Finals chances (32:30). They discuss last night's Mavs-Jazz game, specifically the interaction between Rudy Gobert and Luka Doncic (37:00), before diving into what is going on with the Warriors (43:45). One thing is certain for the Warriors: They need Draymond Green back. Also, they go into the last night's drama around Russell Westbrook (51:22). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Lakers Continuing to Fall, How Dinwiddie Got His Groove Back, and Whether the Celtics Should Be Considered Finals Sleepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 69:17

    Verno and KOC open up the show by discussing yet another Lakers blowout loss, this time to the Clippers (01:54). KOC believes the loss was symbolic, while Verno can't believe that the Clippers have been competitive without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Can the Clippers make some noise even if just PG returns (08:51)? While everyone is paying attention to James Harden in Philly, KOC points out that Spencer Dinwiddie has found his groove again since being traded to the Mavs (19:33). With the way the Mavs have been playing since the trade deadline, the guys believe that they have a chance to make a run (23:07). While the Warriors remain second in the West, they are 3-7 in their past 10 games and riding a three-game losing streak. The guys discuss Draymond Green's importance to the Warriors and why James Wiseman will need to immediately contribute (31:10). Also, Verno gets real about the Celtics after watching them beat his Grizzlies on Thursday night (40:35). As the Celtics continue to play better, KOC asks Verno if they are finally Finals sleepers (47:05). Trae Young has been on a tear as of late, and the guys debate how far he can carry the Hawks this season (55:17). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    LeBron's Loser Lakers, Zion News, and the Play-in Race With Jason Maples | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 60:11

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. Today's guest is Jason Maples. He is a cohost of the ‘Temple of Hoop' podcast with Big Kings and an assistant coach for the Contra Costa College men's basketball team. (06:11) - Lakers losses are all the same (11:04) - True issues with the Lakers (21:55) - Warriors not making a move will come back to haunt them (27:51) - Clippers are title favorites if Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are healthy (33:01) - Luka's eerily similarities (36:08) - Cade Cunningham's upside (40:07) - Predicting where the Nets will finish (45:21) - Brandon Ingram's improvement (51:29) - How bout dem Cowboys? Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Jason Maples Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Recapping Ja's Epic Night and How Good Are the T-Wolves? Plus, the Lakers Still Have a Chance.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 70:21

    Verno is still buzzing from last night's Grizzlies game after watching Ja Mortant drop 52 points (01:10). KOC points out how Morant has fully embraced the city of Memphis and how he's revitalized a franchise (05:40). The guys debate just how good the Timberwolves are before discussing their chances to catch the Mavs and Nuggets (14:15). Scottie Barnes continues to shine as a rookie as the guys discuss his potential and take a deeper look at the Raptors roster (19:57). The guys discuss what the Hornets can do now that Gordon Hayward is out with an ankle sprain (29:50). Despite the absolutely terrible play from the Lakers lately, the guys are in agreement that with a healthy LeBron James and Anthony Davis, they still have a chance to make some noise (37:54). Lastly, they give their thoughts on the new-look 76ers with James Harden (53:26). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    DeMar the Cheat Code, Embiid Wanted Someone Else, and the Growing Questions in Portland

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 70:20

    The All-Star break is over as the second half of the NBA season is underway! The Bulls beat the Hawks on Thursday night, with DeMar DeRozan continuing his historic shooting streak (02:05). The guys gush about DeMar's midrange game and how he's elevated himself while also carrying the Bulls. James Harden is scheduled to make his debut as a Sixer on Friday night, but before Harden made his way to Philly, Joel Embiid actually wanted someone else as a teammate (17:06). Don't look now, but the Celtics are on a roll, losing only twice in the past month. KOC gives big credit to Robert Williams for their turnaround (30:27). However, Verno still doesn't believe the Celtics have enough to make any noise for a deep playoff run (38:58). The guys get into a heated debate about the Blazers' future after it was announced that center Jusuf Nurkic is out with a left foot injury (49:31). Lastly, they discuss the Nuggets' chances in the playoffs once Jamal Murray returns, and KOC's favorite, Point Booker (01:02:15).  Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Zion Ripple Effects, Knicks Outlook, and the State of the NBA With Jason Concepcion | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 60:40

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. KOC brings on Crooked Media's Jason Concepcion, host of Crooked's 'Takeline,' 'ALL CAPS NBA,' and 'X-Ray Vision.' They discuss all the latest noise surrounding Zion Williamson's future with the Pelicans (03:44). What is the better path for the Pelicans: compete for a playoff spot or tank for draft position (14:29)? Jason also talks about his dream scenario of Zion joining the Knicks (16:44). Despite the Knicks' disappointing campaign, Jason is intrigued enough by the team's young core to consider tanking the rest of the season (20:01). Jason also shares his emotions about former Knick Kristaps Porzingis (27:48). Then they go in-depth on the state of the NBA, specifically on how audiences are connecting with teams and players and how media outlets are covering the league (34:27). Lastly, they debate whether LeBron James will eventually leave the Lakers to play with his son Bronny (47:14). Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Jason Concepcion Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Recapping All-Star Festivities and Predicting Second-Half Story Lines

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 70:31

    Verno and KOC begin the show detailing their All-Star Weekend. This weekend's dunk contest was a complete dud, and the guys debate what the NBA can do to bring excitement back to the contest (00:48). Should the league explore using the Elam Ending in more games (12:54)? After wrapping up the All-Star festivities, the guys play everyone's favorite game: That's True, That Might Be True, That's Ridiculous (19:35). Some of the topics they go through include whether the MVP is Joel Embiid's to lose (19:55), the Suns' chances without Chris Paul (29:53), LeBron James getting sour with the Lakers (43:37), and whether Jabari Smith Jr. has become the top prospect in college basketball (57:31). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Two Sides of New York Basketball, Whether Simons Gives the Blazers a Chance, and the Mavs' Future With Rob Mahoney | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 57:52

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. Today, KOC is joined by The Ringer's own Rob Mahoney. They begin by discussing the Knicks blowing a 28-point lead to the Nets (01:07). Both agree that the Nets are a more complete team after trading away James Harden (06:59). Anfernee Simons has the Blazers rolling, but just how valuable are these wins for a franchise that was looking to tank (12:37)? Next, they discuss how the Clippers have been able to remain competitive without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George (23:11). Rob expands on his latest article, in which he detailed the direction the Mavs are moving toward without Kristaps Porzingis (26:48). Also, Nikola Jokic's quiet leadership with the Nuggets (32:25) and DeMar DeRozan's stellar season with the Bulls (39:35). Lastly, they talk about Anthony Davis's latest injury and whether Russell Westbrook is finally starting to understand his role with the Lakers (47:16). Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Rob Mahoney Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The James Harden Drama Continues, Getting Giddy About Giddey, and All-Star Game Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 54:50

    Verno and KOC begin the show discussing Jake Fischer's latest article, which details Kevin Durant's role in the James Harden trade (03:59). Will drama ever stop following Harden? Josh Giddey's rookie stock continues to rise after his 28-point triple-double performance helped the Thunder defeat the Knicks at Madison Square Garden (16:39). The guys debate how good Giddey can be. DeMar DeRozan is on a historic streak as he continues to carry the Bulls amid all their injuries (25:32). The Celtics are on a quiet run and playing excellent defense, and KOC fully believes this team has turned it around (31:10). With no show this Friday, the guys give their All-Star Game predictions (40:50). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Finding the Right Roles in Philly and Brooklyn, and Recapping the Trade Deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 79:31

    Verno and KOC recap the slew of NBA trades made yesterday, beginning with the one trade everyone was waiting for: James Harden for Ben Simmons (02:00). KOC still believes the Bucks are the safe pick to win it all, but the 76ers' potential with Harden can definitely carry them (10:00). Verno believes there is more pressure facing Harden in Philadelphia than Simmons in Brooklyn (20:00). They next look at the Celtics and debate their trade for Derrick White (32:33) before questioning the move the Mavs made in trading Kristaps Porzingis for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans (38:48). Lastly, they give their thoughts on the rest of the trades made yesterday (49:02). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Securing Trade Intel With Jake Fischer | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 47:57

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. Bleacher Report's Jake Fischer joins KOC to go over all the latest information with the trade deadline just hours away. They discuss the likelihood of the James Harden–for–Ben Simmons blockbuster (02:10). Jerami Grant is still a Piston, as no team is matching the asking price, so Jake tells us what kind of role Grant wants and why remaining in Detroit isn't so bad (15:43). The Rockets might also have to reconsider the current asking price for Eric Gordon (22:03). After the blowout loss to the Bucks, is it time for the Lakers to move on from Russell Westbrook (24:56)? Lastly, they discuss the potential players who could be acquired in the buyout market (35:44).  Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Jake Fischer Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Instant Reaction to the Kings-Pacers Trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 31:11

    Kevin O'Connor, Seerat Sohi, and Logan Murdock got together on Greenroom to discuss today's trade between the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, which sent Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson to Indiana in exchange for Domantas Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and a 2027 second-round pick. Host: Kevin O'Connor Guests: Seerat Sohi and Logan Murdock Associate Producers: Jessie Lopez and Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reacting to the CJ McCollum Trade, Wondering Whether James Harden Will Be Dealt, and Watching Myles Turner Shoot His Shot

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 70:39

    Trade week is here for the NBA, and Verno and KOC discuss the most recent transaction between the Blazers and Pelicans (02:01). CJ McCollum, Larry Nance, and Tony Snell are off to New Orleans, while Josh Hart, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, two other players, and draft picks are heading to Portland. The guys take a look at the trade from both sides and debate the type of move this was for each franchise (15:25). They next debate whether James Harden will get traded from the Nets (27:56). KOC believes that Julius Randle is trying to do too much for the Knicks and suggests a minor move that could possibly help (43:09). The Raptors are winners of six straight, and the guys discuss how their depth has led to a successful season (56:48). Lastly, KOC reviews the latest viral video involving Myles Turner on TikTok (57:55). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Questioning Middleton's All-Star Selection, Congrats to Fred VanVleet, and Reggie's "Skip-to-my-Lou" Game-Winner

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 68:19

    Verno and KOC begin the show discussing the selection of the All-Star reserves (04:08). They discuss the surprising selection of Khris Middleton over players like Jarrett Allen and Jrue Holiday. Outside of the Middleton selection, the guys are in agreement that there were no real snubs this year (18:40). Trae Young went off last night against the Suns and has the Hawks rolling, winning eight of their past nine games. They debate whether Trae can be the best player in a playoff series before getting into potential deals with John Collins (22:46). Both give high praise to Fred VanVleet for making his first All-Star appearance before diving into the Raptors as a team and how they've been playing at a high level all season (32:20). Should the Nets chase a lower seed with Kyrie Irving playing only road games (44:46)? Despite the Lakers losing last night, Anthony Davis has looked dominant since returning from injury (39:06). They also discuss last night's Warriors win, as Klay Thompson had one of his better games since returning (49:48). Lastly, they briefly touch on the Shaq–Ben Simmons feud (56:10). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Beautiful Suns, Deadline Deals, and All-Star Reserves With Wosny Lambre | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 51:52

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. With his birthday on Sunday, it's Wos Week! KOC brings on The Ringer's Wosny Lambre to discuss the Suns' elite play this entire season and how Chris Paul's mentality has influenced the team (03:22). Plus, Eric Gordon has been linked to the Suns, but is he a better fit somewhere else (13:10)? Wos breaks down Jerami Grant's game before telling us why Kevin Huerter is a five-tool player (18:10). Grant's name has also been linked to the Jazz, so the guys discuss his potential fit and Rudy Gobert's impact (24:40). Despite reports saying Bradley Beal is not asking for a trade, KOC and Wos believe it's time for Beal to move on (30:33). When it comes to the Lakers, there just isn't anything good outside of LeBron James and Anthony Davis (34:54). Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Wosny Lambre Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA CrunchTime Debut, Predicting the Remaining All-Stars, and Looking Across the League With Ryen Russilo

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 79:38

    Verno and KOC discuss the debut of the NBA's version of NFL RedZone, NBA CrunchTime (02:00). Both share ideas for how to improve the show. As the Ben Simmons saga continues in Philadelphia, Verno points out that Tyrese Maxey is only making Simmons more expandable (08:43). They also discuss Steph Curry's unbelievable fourth-quarter performance before predicting who will be the remaining players to get All-Star nods (16:47). Next, Ryen Russillo joins the show. They discuss whether the Hawks can turn it around and make some noise in the playoffs (30:44), the issues with the Lakers (36:12), Ryen's growing love for Anthony Edwards (49:00), and why he's reconsidering the Jason Tatum–Jaylen Brown duo in Boston (57:01). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Guest: Ryen Russillo Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Surprise All-Star, Embiid's MVP Case, Pelicans Have a Chance, and the G League Initiative

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 68:42

    Verno and KOC begin the show discussing the 2022 NBA All-Star starters and Andrew Wiggins's surprise nod (01:40). Did Wiggins get some help from an unexpected fan base (09:16)? Trae Young was also announced as an All-Star starter and celebrated by calling out Chuck in a tweet (13:36). Joel Embiid has been dominant all season long, and the guys debate whether he can continue to stay healthy to make a run at MVP (21:40). Zion Williamson posted a cryptic picture on his Instagram: Is he close to making a return? The guys debate the Pelicans' playoff chances if Zion returns soon (31:06). Also, they give their thoughts on the new Rising Stars format for All-Star Weekend, specifically the addition of the G League players (41:12). Last, they gush over Auburn prospect Jabari Smith Jr. (55:45). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Spo Keeping the Heat Hot, Bucks Defensive Evolution, and the Flawed All-Star Process With Nekias Duncan | The Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 68:14

    Welcome to ‘The Void,' where Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. Basketaballnews.com writer and podcaster ('The Dunker Spot') Nekias Duncan is today's guest. In discussing the Miami Heat, Nekias believes this is Erik Spoelstra's best run as a coach (02:34). Also: Have we all forgotten about Victor Oladipo (21:00)? Nekias points out how the Bucks have evolved defensively and why he has them repeating as champions (23:20). The guys then go into why the NBA All-Star voting process is flawed (36:28). To much of everyone's surprise, the Mavs have been playing elite defense all season, and Nekias tells us how they've achieved this without a defensive anchor (41:41). Lastly, Anfernee Simons and Nassir Little are having breakout seasons and bringing some fun to the Blazers while Dame is out (51:28). Host: Kevin O'Connor Guest: Nekias Duncan Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Don't Count Out Hawks Just Yet, the Lakers' Brodie Trade Decision, and a Surprise Guest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 68:45

    Verno and KOC begin the show discussing the up-and-down season from Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (02:31). They also discuss the importance of De'Andre Hunter. The Bulls' injury woes continue, as Alex Caruso is out again after a hard foul from Grayson Allen. The guys discuss Allen's hard foul before going into Ayo Dosunmu's surprise rookie season (10:27). All signs point to Frank Vogel staying, but the guys are more interested in discussing the rumor of a John Wall–for–Russell Westbrook swap (15:13). The guys debate what moves the Celtics can make that don't include Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown (30:45). They are last joined by 'NBA on TNT' host Adam Lefkoe (36:12). They discuss working on set with Shaq, the situation with Ben Simmons, thoughts on James Harden if he gets traded to the 76ers, and Adam's football knowledge. Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Guest: Adam Lefkoe Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 67:40

    We're just past the halfway point of the NBA season and the Suns have yet to hit double-digit losses, so Verno and KOC detail how Phoenix has been able to maintain its success this season (01:47). After the Warriors lost to a banged-up Pacers squad, the guys discuss the recent issues facing Steph and the rest of the team (14:03). The Lakers have had several struggles this season, but the latest controversy revolves around head coach Frank Vogel (24:09). Will he remain the Lakers head coach? They also debate whether Russell Westbrook can adjust his game to fit with LeBron (32:39). Lastly, they discuss whether Ben Simmons could get traded to the Kings before debating whether Simmons should return at all to the 76ers if he remains with the team (48:36). Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O'Connor Producer: Jessie Lopez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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