NBA Mini-Roundtable: 10 Questions for the Future

February 28th, 2010 by Taylor Smith Leave a reply »
With the NBA playoffs about two months away, what better time than now to start asking questions about what is to come in the immediate future as well as a little bit further down the road?

Here's a two-person discussion (between Gregg Ring and Taylor Smith) about 10 NBA-related topics. 

1. Is Atlanta a legitimate threat to Orlando and Cleveland in the East?

GR:  The short answer to the first is yes. The Hawks are a young, athletic team that has the ability to beat anyone in the league. The real question is: Can the Hawks keep it together for a seven game series? The answer to that question may be no. The true veteran leader of the Hawks is Joe Johnson, who has enjoyed minimal playoff success thoughout his career and may not be able to handle the pressure of a game seven in a hostile environment. The Hawks have the ability but may lack the leadership to beat the Magic or Cavs.

TS:  No, I don’t think so. They’re certainly capable of making some noise and causing some problems, but I don’t think they’ll ultimately have enough to actually dethrone either of them. Their roster is extremely talented, but I think their lack of mu ...

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