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NBA Podcast: Where are the Hawks and Mavs going?

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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:

  • Now that we know the details of the NBA's new in-season tournament, how do we feel about the idea?
  • Will players care? Will fans? What's the ideal outcome?
  • Checking in on the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks, two intertwined franchises who appear to be moving on parallel tracks
  • Why the Hawks wound up dumping John Collins for nothing
  • Is De'Andre Hunter the next odd man out?
  • Security in the form of a Dejounte Murray extension
  • Does Atlanta make sense as a Pascal Siakam destination? What would a trade package look like?
  • Can Quin Snyder get the requisite buy-in from Trae Young?
  • The Mavericks have had a great offseason, but where does that leave them?
  • The team is still worryingly reliant on the availability and commitment level of Kyrie Irving
  • Why Grant Williams is such a great fit in Dallas
  • What can/should the Mavs do with the MLE still available to them?
  • Can the team's young guys turn into valuable trade chips?

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