NBA Podcast: Observations from first week of the season

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Welcome to the latest edition of "Pound the Rock," an NBA podcast hosted by Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond.

Find the show on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Topics for this week's episode include:

  • Is Luka Doncic suffering from the deficiencies of his supporting cast?
  • Why the Lakers are struggling to integrate Russell Westbrook, and how their outlook might change moving forward
  • What's driving the Grizzlies' league-best offense and league-worst defense?
  • James Harden's struggles go well beyond his declining free-throw rate
  • Even given their watered-down competition, there's reason to be optimistic about the Bulls' defense
  • LaMelo Ball, Miles Bridges, and Ish Smith have the Hornets buzzing
  • The Timberwolves have completely remade themselves at the defensive end. Is it sustainable?
  • Evan Mobley, Chris Duarte, and Scottie Barnes lead a promising rookie class
  • Nikola Jokic looks better than ever; Michael Porter Jr., not so much
  • What's driving offensive efficiency down across the league?
NBA Podcast: Observations from first week of the season
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