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NBA Podcast: Embiid's injury, the scoring boom, and All-Star snubs

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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, and Spotify.

Topics for this week's episode include:

  • Why did the Rockets trade for Steven Adams, and does this change anything about their reported desire to upgrade the roster for this season?
  • Were the Grizzlies right to move on from Adams?
  • A wild stat about Doc Rivers' playoff coaching record
  • Joel Embiid is out with a meniscus injury. Why did the 76ers let him play against the Warriors?
  • The 65-game awards threshold remains problematic
  • Contextualizing and rebutting the Embiid "ducking" narrative
  • Is the NBA's scoring boom actually a problem? If so, what's the root of the problem, and what can the league do about it?
  • Offensive skill is simply off the charts
  • Defense still matters. A lot.
  • Reacting to the All-Star reserve selections. Would we have chosen differently?
  • The bloodbath in the West versus the fringy field in the East
  • Towns versus Gobert/Sabonis/Fox
  • Paolo versus Scottie
  • Giving Donovan Mitchell his flowers with an abbreviated but long overdue conversation about the red-hot Cavaliers

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