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Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

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Kevin O’Connor and Chris Vernon discuss all the news, trends, and transactions happening in the NBA. They also offer their on-court analysis, and occasionally get into heated debates.

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

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

    Verno and KOC react to the Knicks-Hawks trade involving Cam Reddish and Kevin Knox. They debate the low-risk move and discuss how Reddish can succeed in New York (05:49) before asking whether there is any hope left for Knox (11:58). The Grizzlies continue their tear across the league, beating the Timberwolves to extend their win streak to 11, and the guys take a closer look at the Wolves' roster (25:38). They also highlight Draymond Green’s importance to the Warriors after their blowout loss to the Bucks (30:05). Should the Warriors trade some of their young players and find impact players to extend their championship window? With Dame now out indefinitely, the guys discuss the next potential moves for the Blazers (46:28). Lastly, they debate whether all the Ben Simmons talk is tiring or fascinating (58:19).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    In the Heart of Mavs Country With Jonathan Tjarks | The Void

    In the Heart of Mavs Country With Jonathan Tjarks | The Void

    Welcome to 'The Void' as Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. KOC goes deep into the state of Texas for today’s guest as he is joined by The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks, host of 'Upside High.' They go into the Mavericks' improvement on defense under Jason Kidd and compare his coaching style to Rick Carlisle (05:19). Tjarks also points out how Kidd uses Luka Doncic differently on offense before answering if Luka needs to fail in order to achieve in the NBA (13:14). They speak the truth when it comes to Kristaps Porzingis (19:21). With the trade deadline looming, they debate which teams (if any) are a perfect fit for Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner (23:44). Lastly they discuss Draymond Green’s low-key resurgence and why he’s key for the Warriors to win it all (37:02).
    Host: Kevin O'Connor
    Guest: Jonathan Tjarks
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 46 min
    Welcome Back Klay, Real Ones in the West, and the Ben Simmons Trade Machine

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

    Verno and KOC discuss Klay Thompson's exciting return to the hardwood over the weekend (00:56). With Klay back, the guys debate which teams in the West are for real (11:27). The Raptors are riding a six-game win streak entering Tuesday night’s game versus the Suns, so the guys discuss the Raptors' turnaround and Fred VanVleet’s All-Star season (21:42). The Joel Embiid superstar experience is here, as he’s helped the 76ers win eight of their past nine games (27:46). The Hawks are the latest team to be linked to Ben Simmons, so the guys debate what would be the right trade to benefit both franchises (34:06). With the trade deadline a few weeks away, they take a look at where Myles Turner could go and debate whether the Kings are going to have a fire sale or make a push for a playoff spot (47:02).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Who’s the Leader in Boston? Plus, Playing in Today’s NBA and Kawhi’s Possible Return.

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

    Verno and KOC discuss last night’s wild Knicks victory over the Celtics. They go over the lack of leadership on the Celtics and debate whether Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown can become that true leader the franchise needs (03:16). With the trade deadline approaching, what moves can Brad Stevens make to improve the roster (18:09)? While discussing Julius Randle’s thumbs-down gesture in last night's game, KOC asks Verno how he would react if he were playing in today’s NBA (26:55). Help is on the way for the Clippers, as it has been reported that Kawhi Leonard could return this season from a torn ACL (35:23). Verno finally got a chance to see last year’s top draft choice, Cade Cunningham, and he was not impressed (44:17). Lastly, they go through some of the top stories in the NBA, including Kyrie Irving’s return and Hawks trade rumors (51:50).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    LeBron The Center, Weirdo Thunder, and NBA Rookie Talk With J. Kyle Mann | The Void

    LeBron The Center, Weirdo Thunder, and NBA Rookie Talk With J. Kyle Mann | The Void

    Welcome to 'The Void' as Kevin O'Connor brings you deep inside the NBA with the people who know it best. KOC goes internal for today’s guest as he brings on The Ringer's J. Kyle Mann, host of 'Upside High'. They start with a rapid-fire discussion of some of the teams that played last night before looking at the Thunder's roster (01:21). Among the young and promising players on the Thunder is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, but can he ever become THE guy (21:09)? Nicolas Claxton is one of the few big men on the Nets roster, but the guys debate if he is their most important big man (35:30). Kyle discusses what he sees in Rockets rookie Jalen Green before looking at the Bucks depth around Giannis (39:15). They next look at the Magic roster, specifically at rookie Franz Wagner (51:50). Lastly, they look at Auburn's Jabari Smith Jr. and discuss his NBA potential (59:50).
    Host: Kevin O'Connor
    Guest: J. Kyle Mann
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Grizz Are for Real, DeMar and the Bulls Continue to Prove People Wrong, and High Praise for Becky Hammon

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

    Verno and KOC jump right into last night’s Grizzlies win over the Nets (00:50). KOC is all in on the Grizz and believes they are only getting better. In looking at the Nets, the guys debate what the root issues are for the team (10:51). The guys keep getting surprised by how good DeMar DeRozan has been and how much he’s elevated the Bulls this season (19:39). Luka Doncic returned to the court over the weekend, and the guys discuss how he can continue to grow as a player (29:51). They also discuss Anfernee Simons’s career night vs. the Hawks, whether Jerami Grant can go back to being a role player if traded away, the excitement for Klay Thompson’s return, and the mess going in Houston (39:37). Finally, they discuss Becky Hammon's departure from the Spurs to coach in the WNBA (55:43).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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