NBA Podcast: Under-the-radar award contenders
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Welcome to the latest edition of "Pound the Rock," an NBA podcast hosted by Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond.

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Topics for this episode include:

  • We have a good sense of which players are going to win the major awards. But which sneaky down-ballot contenders aren't getting enough recognition?
  • Does Kawhi Leonard's metronomic consistency work against him?
  • How much credit does Julius Randle deserve for the Knicks' success?
  • Why isn't Draymond Green in the DPOY mix?
  • Clint Capela's defense has transformed the Hawks
  • T.J. McConnell and Thaddeus Young are super-subs
  • Should a team be allowed to have two guys on the 6th Man ballot?
  • Joel Embiid was already elite, but don't sleep on his massive improvements
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has made the leap to potential superstardom
  • Frank Vogel deserves credit for helping keep the Lakers afloat
  • Steve Nash has quietly had a terrific debut season on the bench in Brooklyn
  • Dillon Brooks' elite event-prevention should earn him All-Defensive consideration
  • Jrue Holiday's two-way impact stands out in a crowded All-NBA guard field
NBA Podcast: Under-the-radar award contenders
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