This discussion between me and Zach Lowe of SI is more centered on the first two than anything else, but there is a few minutes on the Pacers. Feel free to not want to listen to the things I have to say but Mr. Lowe is an insightful guy. Don’t let his association with me bias your thoughts about him. Just give it a shot.
UPDATE: I also offered some thoughts on the post-trade Clippers to ESPN, who was asking whether or not I thought Chris Paul makes them actual contenders.
Yes. The Mavs lost their defensive cog, the Thunder’s best players still need to figure out how to co-exist in crunch time, the Lakers lost Lamar and the Spurs are 700-years-old. There is no West favorite so the Clips can potentially make the Finals. And if you can make the Finals, you’re a contender.
Oddly enough, I even forgot to include the Grizzlies.
These guys are going to sneak up on everyone on their way to a two-seed.
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