NBA Playoffs: 3 Greatest Questions Proper Now

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I don’t need to brag, however I’m locked into these NBA Playoffs. My pockets might beg to vary, however I haven’t missed a sport. The league is so rattling gifted proper now. There are rising stars left and proper. On any evening, so many guys may give you 20 factors a sport. 

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Listed here are the three largest questions I’ve proper now. Two of them are honest whereas one is out of leftfield. That’s baseball, Suzyn.

3. What Occurs To Duncan Robinson This Offseason?

I’m absolutely conscious that I’m the one particular person exterior of Miami who cares about this query contemplating the Warmth are going to advance to the Jap Convention Finals, and have a great shot of returning to the NBA Finals. That being stated, what occurred to Duncan Robinson? Two years in the past, the sharpshooting Robinson was the Warmth’s beginning taking pictures guard, averaging 13.5 ppg and 44.6% from three. Now, Robinson is glued to the bench as Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, and Victor Oladipo obtain Duncan’s minutes.

Each workforce would like to have a 6’7″ taking pictures guard who shoots over 40% from three. Nonetheless, do groups need Robinson in yr two of a 5 yr, 90-million-dollar contract? If he’s getting wholesome DNP’s within the playoffs, the Warmth need to discover commerce choices for Robinson this offseason.

2. Will Looking Change into The New Regular?

In case you’re a nasty defender within the NBA, then there’s nowhere to cover particularly within the NBA Playoffs. If the opposing workforce is wise, they may run decide and roll with whomever the worst defender is guarding, get the change, and assault at will. It’s like a shark that smells blood within the water. Look no additional than Recreation 2 between the Suns and Mavericks. Regardless of slightly below three minutes of matchup time, Chris Paul scored 9 points against Luka and the Suns scored 18 factors. He’s additionally put Dwight Powell by way of the wringer, scoring 14 factors in opposition to the Mavericks’ massive man in slightly below two minutes of matchup time.

Nobody, and I imply nobody, on the Suns can guard Luka. He’ll rating over 30 factors once more in Recreation 3. Nonetheless, Kidd is true when saying Doncic should take part extra on protection. That may solely occur if he’s not exhausted from the offensive burden he carries all the sport. Will the true Jalen Brunson please arise and assist Luka out? If that doesn’t occur, get the broomsticks.

1. Will Giannis Antetokounmpo Change into A God And Enter The Prime 15?

Giannis Antetokunmpo placed on a godlike efficiency in final yr’s NBA Finals, rallying the Bucks from an 0-2 deficit to win the sequence, 4-2, behind sequence averages of 35.2 ppg, 13.2 rpb, and 5.0 assists. The cherry on prime of a historic run needed to be his 50-point efficiency within the series-clinching victory.

Giannis is already one of many 75 biggest gamers to play within the NBA. He additionally occurs to be the best player in the NBA. Moreover, The Athletic had Giannis because the twenty fourth biggest participant in NBA historical past. At the moment, top-25 is the place the Greek Freak belongs. Nonetheless, if Giannis can go back-to-back, the place will he stand with the all-time greats?

If Giannis wins the title this yr, will probably be with out the Bucks’s second-best participant. Khris Middleton, for a portion of the playoffs. I’m additionally assuming he’ll win Finals MVP if the Bucks win a title. There shall be no Igudola over Curry if the Bucks win. So if these two issues occur, listed below are what Giannis’s accomplishments would appear like:

  • 2x NBA Championships and 2x Finals MVPs
  • 2x regular-season MVPs
  • 3x All-NBA First Group (shall be 4 after this season)
  • 2x All-NBA Second Group
  • 1x DPOY
  • 3x All-NBA Defensive First Group (shall be 4 after this season)
  • 1x All-NBA Defensive Second Group
  • 1x NBA MIP
  • Member of the seventy fifth Anniversary workforce

Giannis could have completed all of this by the younger age of 27. That’s an insane resume. Giannis simply slides into the Prime 20 with these numbers, but when it’s one other historic last the place he dominates, will probably be onerous to maintain him exterior of the Prime 15.

Right here’s to an thrilling NBA Playoffs. Hopefully, we get a Recreation 7 in one in all these sequence.

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