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NBA Podcast: Reflecting on Nuggets' title, pondering Heat's future

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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 episode include:

  • Looks like we made it
  • How the Nuggets answered every question with a 16-4 romp to the title
  • An all-time run from Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray
  • Dispelling the "easy path" narrative
  • Defense still wins championships, and Denver's proved to be the real deal
  • Jokic's individual defense played a huge part
  • No one has found a solution for the Jokic-Murray two-man game, and Miami tried absolutely everything
  • How the Nuggets' offense helps their defense
  • Denver got lucky landing Jokic with the 41st pick, but Tim Connelly and Calvin Booth made all the right moves to put a championship team around him
  • Bruce Brown will be sorely missed
  • The historical rarity of having five different champions across five years
  • Is parity here to stay?
  • What's next for the Heat?
  • Can the front office pull another rabbit out of a hat and land another star?
  • This team is approaching luxury-tax hell
  • What's Tyler Herro's value?
  • Somehow, Miami will continue to find a way
  • Let's not retroactively litigate Joel Embiid's MVP

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