2020 NBA Playoffs First Round Preview: Premium Hoops Round Table

We dive into the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs in this episode of the Premium Hoops Podcast. First, we cover some of the news around the league; Jim Boylen’s firing as well as Vlade Divac stepping down in Sacramento with Joe Dumars taking over as interim.

Why do we keep retreading coaches?

Mike Conley is out for likely the first three games of the Nuggets v. Jazz series, as he returned home after the birth of his son. What do we think of the series as a whole?

How do we view the ways different teams attacked the bubble and what can we take from team performance in the bubble thus far?

Are we worried about the Lakers? Can Portland actually make it a series?

Is Oklahoma City and Houston the most exciting first round series? Can the Rockets do it without Russell Westbrook, or will CP3 flex his abilities to wrangle the series?

Caris LeVert has been lighting it up for Brooklyn, what does this mean moving forward? Can he wreck some havoc against Toronto and will Pascal Siakam find his shot?

Can Luka and Porzingis muddy the waters against the Clippers or will Kawhi and PG run roughshod over the Mavs underwhelming defense?

How can Philly stop the Celtics, and can they? Is Boston bringing out the brooms?

Will Heat/Pacers be the most competitive and most intriguing first round series? We sure think so! Jimmy Butler vs. T.J. Warren, Duncan Robinson launching threes, Edmond Sumner getting playing time??? Bring it on.

We have so many questions going in, but we do know that the 2020 NBA playoffs are going to be a blast and we’re all for it!

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