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Phoenix is not very good. Booker playing one on five is not how to win the game.
 

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As much as I like the Suns and how they "typically" play, Giannis simply wasn't going to be denied. Considering one of his flaws if FT shooting, he drove to the basket with purpose and knew he was going to be fouled. He stepped up and hit nearly each and every one. He did not let fear of his own weaknesses stop him. Dude was a beast. One of the best closeout performances I've witnessed in the finals since watching back in 83.
 

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Can’t help but wonder what might have been if Trae Young doesn’t step on that refs foot. Atlanta had already split the first 2 games in Milwaukee and was on their way I think to winning game 3 until Traes injury in the 3rd qtr. I know Giannis hurt his knee and missed the rest of that series, but I believe if Atlanta had Trae, they win that series. If Atlanta can keep their team together, I think this team is real close to winning a title even with the dreaded Atlanta sports curse.
 

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Can’t help but wonder what might have been if Trae Young doesn’t step on that refs foot. Atlanta had already split the first 2 games in Milwaukee and was on their way I think to winning game 3 until Traes injury in the 3rd qtr. I know Giannis hurt his knee and missed the rest of that series, but I believe if Atlanta had Trae, they win that series. If Atlanta can keep their team together, I think this team is real close to winning a title even with the dreaded Atlanta sports curse.
I think (with healthy Trae) they would have given Phoenix a run for their money
 

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Can’t help but wonder what might have been if Trae Young doesn’t step on that refs foot. Atlanta had already split the first 2 games in Milwaukee and was on their way I think to winning game 3 until Traes injury in the 3rd qtr. I know Giannis hurt his knee and missed the rest of that series, but I believe if Atlanta had Trae, they win that series. If Atlanta can keep their team together, I think this team is real close to winning a title even with the dreaded Atlanta sports curse.
That team is competetive for sure, and surefire playoff and eastern conference contenders. Tre Young and Capella make them go, but they need another complimentary star to get them over the line. Philly will look for a guard that can score, they'll be locked in, the Bucks will continue to compete, and if the Nets get healthy, well, those are all tall orders for Atlanta to beat. They are up and coming though. Nothing would surprise me.
 

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Texas and Oklahoma moving to the SEC would be interesting.


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That team is competetive for sure, and surefire playoff and eastern conference contenders. Tre Young and Capella make them go, but they need another complimentary star to get them over the line. Philly will look for a guard that can score, they'll be locked in, the Bucks will continue to compete, and if the Nets get healthy, well, those are all tall orders for Atlanta to beat. They are up and coming though. Nothing would surprise me.
Hawks are going to be a fun team to follow. As far as last night goes, the Bucks gave them every opportunity to win that game. But the same problems that plagued the Suns all series bit them in the butts again last night. Get a defensive rebound and hit a clutch shot. How many wide open shots did the Suns miss and why can't they play in the clutch.

Giannis was a beast and he gets his flowers for sure. But where was Paul? Where was Booker? Where was Ayton? They shrank into oblivion for the majority of the game. They got out-hustled, out-coached, and out-played. Again. The Bucks simply wanted it more, and that was the difference. They deserved it, and I'm happy for them.
 

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Clint Capela was the most impactful defensive player for the Hawks but I wouldn't say he was the second best overall player on the team.

"Technically" that was De'Andre Hunter imo, but De'Andre Hunter missed most of the season. His development and Reddish's potentially will be something to follow.

As things are the Hawks are probably a top 3-5 team in the East. Could see other things happen, but the only team where I'd look for a bounce back for sure is the Celtics, which is why I'll call it top 3-5.
 

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Reddish is going to be really good, as long as he stays healthy. Capella either needs to bulk up by 50 lbs or develop an outside shot in order to take it to the next level. He's pretty good, though.
 

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Clint Capela was the most impactful defensive player for the Hawks but I wouldn't say he was the second best overall player on the team.

"Technically" that was De'Andre Hunter imo, but De'Andre Hunter missed most of the season. His development and Reddish's potentially will be something to follow.

As things are the Hawks are probably a top 3-5 team in the East. Could see other things happen, but the only team where I'd look for a bounce back for sure is the Celtics, which is why I'll call it top 3-5.
Still not sold on Celtics, and not sold on the idea Jason Tatum is a superstar. The loss of Gordon Heyward hasnt helped. However, probably are a better team than last season's record. Nets, Bucks, Philly (assuming they get a scoring guard), then a battle between Knicks and Hawks. I put Celtics just past them at the 6.
 

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Reddish is going to be really good, as long as he stays healthy. Capella either needs to bulk up by 50 lbs or develop an outside shot in order to take it to the next level. He's pretty good, though.
I see Reddish like I saw Darius Miles. Flashy moments but not consistent enough for stardom. We will see.
 

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I see Reddish like I saw Darius Miles. Flashy moments but not consistent enough for stardom. We will see.
He's super young though. We'll see, like you said, but he's got that clutch gene. He needs to get a couple of seasons under his belt healthy and I think you'll really see him take off. Tatum is definitely a superstar. He needs support and needs to play within a good system and not run iso all the time.
 
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