The Basketball Show, Ep. 022: 1st Week of the Playoffs and Season Awards

Arthur Triche
April 20, 2018 - 7:17 pm
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In this edition of "The Basketball Show," Andy and Arthur talk about the first week of the rather interesting 2018 NBA Playoffs, provide their thoughts on the season's top award categories and wrap up the discussion on the possible (??) departure of Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer.

We understand that by the time you listen to this, some of the series below have changed even more - so - check back next week for more from the guys!!

 

FIRST QUARTER – thoughts on the Eastern Conference first round playoffs:

  • TORONTO/WASHINGTON – as we tape this, the Raptors are up 2-0
  • BOSTON/MILWAUKEE – as we tape this, the Celtics are up 2-0
  • PHILADELPHIA/MIAMI – as we tape this, the series is tied at 1-all
  • CLEVELAND/INDIANA – as we tape this, the series is tied at 1-all

 

SECOND QUARTER – thoughts on the Western Conference first round playoffs:

  • HOUSTON/MINNESOTA – as we tape this, the Rockets are up 2-0
  • GOLDEN STATE/SAN ANTONIO – as we tape this, the Warriors are up 2-0
  • PORTLAND/NEW ORLEANS – as we tape this, the Pelicans are up 2-0
  • UTAH/OKLAHOMA CITY – as we tape this, the series is tied at 1-all

 

THIRD QUARTER – who are your 2018 award winners?

  • Rookie of the Year? – is it Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum or someone else?
  • Coach of the Year? – is it Dwane Casey, Brad Stevens, Quin Snyder or someone else?
  • Sixth Man of the Year? – is it Lou Williams, Eric Gordon or someone else?
  • Most Improved Player? – is it Victor Oladipo, Clint Capela or someone else?
  • Defensive Player of the Year? – is it Rudy Gobert, Joel Embiid, Anthony Davis or someone else?
  • MVP? – is it James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis or someone else?

 

FOURTH QUARTER – random musings

  • What is going on with the Hawks and Mike Budenholzer?
  • Should he return?
  • If not, who should replace him?
  • The Hawks did get another first round pick – but, should they make a trade with one of them?
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