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NBA Podcast: Which teams have earned contender status?

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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 episode include:

  • Quick thoughts on the Knicks losing Mitchell Robinson and Zion Williamson's non-guaranteed contract
  • Which 10 teams deserve consideration as genuine title contenders?
  • Does Milwaukee's defense disqualify the Bucks?
  • Who would've thought Philadelphia was going to be more legit than Milwaukee?
  • What's Boston's weakness?
  • Why you still have to respect the Heat as at least fringe contenders
  • The Nuggets remain the surest bet in the West
  • The Timberwolves check every box of a title contender
  • Have the Thunder finished their breakfast yet?
  • This is the best Clippers team of the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George era
  • The Suns are a contender in theory only
  • The Lakers are a contender in name only
  • Additional thoughts on the Knicks, Cavs, Warriors, and Pelicans

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