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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.

    All Quiet on the Free Agency Front, The Gobert Gamble, and Summer League Excitement

    All Quiet on the Free Agency Front, The Gobert Gamble, and Summer League Excitement

    After the initial wave of signings, free agency has hit a stall as Verno and KOC discuss how the league is waiting for Kevin Durant to get traded (01:17). The T-Wolves traded for Rudy Gobert over the weekend, and Verno shares why he doesn’t like the trade for the Jazz while KOC defends the move and shares why Gobert will flourish in Minnesota (10:15). Staying with the Jazz, the guys discuss how Danny Ainge always manages to get what he wants and why the Gobert trade is all about Anthony Edwards (29:31). Also, the guys discuss the Malcolm Brogdon trade and share their excitement for going to this year’s Summer League (44:19).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    Where in the World Will KD Go, and Recapping the Early Free Agency Moves

    Where in the World Will KD Go, and Recapping the Early Free Agency Moves

    Kevin Durant ruined all of free agency, so Verno and KOC open up the show by going through the potential teams that can put together the historical package for KD that the Nets are asking for (00:54). Despite KD putting the league on hold, the guys go over some of the deals that were completed yesterday (21:08). The guys debate the Thunder’s decision to give Lu Dort close to a $90 million contract (36:11). They last go through some of the under-the-radar signings before discussing the situation with Miles Bridges (43:28).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    Brunson to New York, Implications for the Knicks and Mavs With Marc Stein | The Void

    Brunson to New York, Implications for the Knicks and Mavs With Marc Stein | The Void

    Hey, it’s Kevin! Thank you for listening to 'The Void.' With the news of Jalen Brunson possibly leaving the Mavs for the Knicks, I bring on Marc Stein to help break down all the implications from both sides. You can subscribe to Marc’s Substack by using the link below. Here are today’s timestamps:

    (03:30) - How much of a blunder is this for the Mavs?
    (05:18) - Why Jalen Brunson is worth the money he’s getting
    (12:44) - How can the Mavs replace Brunson?
    (18:52) - The Dejounte Murray sweepstakes
    (22:23) - Any other potential targets for the Knicks?

    Marc Stein Substack link: https://marcstein.substack.com/

    Host: Kevin O'Connor
    Guest: Marc Stein
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 33 min
    Post-Draft Stories and Getting Ready for Free Agency

    Post-Draft Stories and Getting Ready for Free Agency

    Verno and KOC return to give their reaction to how the NBA draft shook out (01:20). With free agency starting up this week, the guys dive into the hottest stories leading into Thursday (13:02). They discuss the Nets drama, where Deandre Ayton will go, John Wall to the Clippers, and more. While Russell Westbrook and Draymond Green calling out Skip Bayless is fun for Twitter, the guys hope Dray evolves his podcast skills to discuss basketball rather than calling out people (34:07). Lastly, Steve Clifford returns to Charlotte and Verno makes KOC’s day (43:39).
    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 58 min
    Seven Lingering Questions Following the NBA Draft With Logan Murdock | The Void

    Seven Lingering Questions Following the NBA Draft With Logan Murdock | The Void

    Hey, it's Kevin! Thank you for listening to 'The Void'. Today The Ringer's Logan Murdock is joining the show to discuss some of our takeaways from the draft and then look ahead to the NBA offseason, which will be ramping up next week. For a full draft analysis, check out my grades in my Draft Guide (link below) or listen to Thursday's 'Bill Simmons Podcast'. Here are today's timestamps:
    (03:35) - Did the Knicks make all those trades just for Jalen Brunson?
    (08:15) - What are the Spurs up to?
    (13:35) - Deandre Ayton’s future
    (22:18) - The best spots for John Collins
    (25:47) - What to do with D’Angelo Russell
    (32:11) - Should the Bulls go all-in on Rudy Gobert?
    (38:07) - On Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving

    KOC's 2022 NBA Draft Grades: https://nbadraft.theringer.com/draft-grades/

    Host: Kevin O'Connor
    Guest: Logan Murdock
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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    • 54 min
    Gearing Up for the NBA Draft, Players on the Move, and Potential Sleepers

    Gearing Up for the NBA Draft, Players on the Move, and Potential Sleepers

    With the draft just days away, Verno and KOC discuss whether the top of the order is set in stone, or if we should expect moves to be made (00:56). Anything can happen in the draft, as KOC mentions some names we could see on new teams next season (10:00). The guys discuss how teams use numbers to scout players, and potential low-risk, high-reward prospects (20:07). Finally, they go through Dyson Daniels’s NBA potential, Paolo Banchero playing football, and KOC gives his thoughts on some of the lesser-known prospects (40:16).

    Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
    Producer: Jessie Lopez
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