Bronny James, Reed Sheppard, and Summer League Observations. Plus: Jalen Brunson’s Extension.
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by Chris Vernon
20h ago
Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images Chris and KOC also debate if Tidjane Salaun will become the best French player from this draft class, get into what DaRon Holmes’s unfortunate injury means for the Nuggets, and more Verno and KOC are live from Las Vegas as they recap their Vegas trip before diving into the summer league action. They discuss Reed Sheppard’s impressive debut performance, debate if Tidjane Salaun will become the best French player from this draft class, get into what DaRon Holmes’s unfortunate injury means for the Nuggets, and more. Also, they discuss Jalen Brunson’s extension ..read more
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Zach Edey, Jared McCain, and Impressive Rookie Debuts. Plus: DeMar’s Impact on the Kings’ Offense.
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by Chris Vernon
1w ago
Also, the guys discuss who they are most excited to watch at this year’s summer league in Las Vegas and how the Spurs’ offseason has set them up for success Verno and KOC go through the most intriguing rookie debuts from over the weekend, starting with Jared McCain and Adem Bona with the 76ers (02:12). Next, they discuss Zach Edey’s impressive debut with the Grizzlies and why he’ll fit perfectly in Memphis alongside Ja Morant (14:40). Also, the guys discuss who they are most excited to watch at this year’s summer league in Las Vegas, why they like DeMar DeRozan signing with the Kings, and h ..read more
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Paul George to Philly, Klay to Dallas, Tatum’s Extension, and NBA Free Agency Transactions
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by Chris Vernon
1w ago
Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Verno and KOC break down some of the biggest moves in free agency and talk about how teams all around the league could be affected Now that the free agency period has started, Verno and KOC react to all the free agent signings, extensions, and more, starting with Jayson Tatum’s record-breaking contract extension with the Celtics, as well as Paul George’s impact with the Sixers and where the Clippers go from here (01:26). They then move on to discuss the contracts of Tyrese Maxey and Immanuel Quickley and debate why the Nuggets wouldn’t match the co ..read more
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NBA Draft Takeaways, Steals, and Zach Edey
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by Chris Vernon
2w ago
Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Plus, the increasing value of international prospects Verno and KOC recap the 2024 NBA draft, as they discuss picks they liked, picks they disliked, surprises, and more! They start off by discussing Zach Edey’s fit with the Grizzlies, the one big difference maker for Ron Holland’s development with the Pistons, and the importance of situation, fit, and opportunity for younger players entering the league (01:12). Next, they discuss why the Hornets taking Tidjane Salaun at no. 6 led to the Spurs trading away Rob Dillingham, Dalton Knecht’s surprisi ..read more
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No One Knows What’s Coming in the NBA Draft
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by Kevin O'Connor
3w ago
Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust With the NBA draft this week, Verno and KOC dive into the latest draft news, including the uncertainty around the Hawks and the top overall pick and why people are suddenly high on prospect Zaccharie Risacher With the NBA draft this week, Verno and KOC dive into the latest draft news, including the uncertainty around the Hawks and the top overall pick and why people are suddenly high on prospect Zaccharie Risacher (01:48). As the conversation continues for who should be the top overall prospect, KOC shares which players he consi ..read more
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Redick to L.A., the Caruso-Giddey Deal, Bronny, and NBA Draft Rumors
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by Chris Vernon
3w ago
Photo by Joshua Gateley/Getty Images The NBA offseason is officially underway, and Verno and KOC are here to cover it With the Finals now behind us, Verno and KOC dive fully into the offseason, starting with the Lakers’ hiring of JJ Redick as their next head coach (02:34) and the Pistons’ firing of Monty Williams (23:44). Next, the guys discuss the surprising trade between the Thunder and Bulls that sends Alex Caruso to OKC and Josh Giddey to Chicago (31:01). They also discuss the latest news around the league, including Pascal Siakam re-signing with the Pacers, Sixers free agent rumors, and ..read more
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Banner 18 in Boston, the Mavs’ Future, and Finals Takeaways. Plus, Who’s the Next Derrick White?
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by Chris Vernon
1M ago
Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images Verno and KOC congratulate the Boston Celtics on winning the 2024 NBA Finals! They discuss their dominant playoff run as well as their dominant play all season long en route to an NBA-record 18th championship. Verno and KOC congratulate the Boston Celtics on winning the 2024 NBA Finals! They discuss their dominant playoff run as well as their dominant play all season long en route to an NBA record 18th NBA championship (01:22). Where does this Celtics team rank among the all-time great teams? The guys also applaud Brad Stevens for making the nece ..read more
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Celtics Up 3-0, Luka’s Shortcomings, and Remembering Jerry West
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by Chris Vernon
1M ago
Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images The basketball world loses another icon Verno and KOC discuss their frustration with Luka Doncic, who fouled out in Game 3, and the ripple effect his fouling out caused (01:25). Would the Mavs have won if he didn’t foul out? Would a Mavs Game 3 win have completely flipped the series? They also discuss how Jaylen Brown’s impressive improvement should be a blueprint for Luka to get better, give credit to Brad Stevens for building out this type of roster, and share their hope for a Game 5 on Monday night. Next, Verno shares his experience working with Jerry We ..read more
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Is It Over for the Mavs? Plus: Lakers Rejected, Kyrie’s Disappearance, and Tatum’s Non-Scoring Impact.
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by Chris Vernon
1M ago
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Verno and KOC discuss how the Celtics have been able to exploit the Mavericks’ defensive weaknesses, as well as limit their offensive production en route to a 2-0 series lead As the Finals shift to Dallas for Game 3, Verno and KOC discuss how the Celtics have been able to exploit the Mavericks’ defensive weaknesses, as well as limit their offensive production en route to a 2-0 series lead (01:24). They also discuss the impact of Kristaps Porzingis, Kyrie Irving’s struggles, Luka Doncic’s need to produce some of his signature magic, and Jayson Tatum’s poor s ..read more
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Celtics-Mavericks Game 1 Analysis, and Will Dan Hurley Leave UConn for the Lakers?
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by Kevin O'Connor
1M ago
Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images The guys discuss Kristaps Porzingis’s dominant return, how the Mavericks can respond, and more takeaways from Game 1 Verno and KOC react to the Celtics’ Game 1 blowout victory, as they take a 1-0 series lead in the Finals (01:54). They discuss Kristaps Porzingis’s dominant return, how the Celtics defense dramatically affected the Mavs offense, shot-quality numbers, expectations for how the Mavs can respond, and more takeaways from Game 1. Next, the guys dive into the latest rumors involving the Lakers’ head-coaching search, which now includes UConn’s Dan H ..read more
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