'Exec' says Hawks prefer Celtics in the first round
“To me, the Nets are not an 8 or a 7 seed. They’re more like a 4 or a 5.”Source: Fred Kerber, NYPost
So if the Hawks had their choice, who among the scrambling teams trying to fill out the playoff field would they want to face?
The Nets would be no playoff pushover for the Hawks, says one NBA executive.
“Probably Boston,” the exec said. “Brooklyn has a good team, some talent on the bench in [Mason] Plumlee, [Bojan] Bogdanovic and Alan Anderson. Miami has pedigree, four-time conference champs and they still have Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, [Udonis] Haslem, proven players. Indiana is interesting if they get in. With [Paul] George back, they could be trouble. Charlotte is hanging in but I think Boston is the team they’d want to play. Boston would be happy to be there.”
Real mixed emotions here, you guys.
On one hand, you see the point being made. While we're all Green-Teamers at heart, you get it; Brook Lopez is playing out of his mind right now, Paul George is back, and Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic are good enough to strike a little fear in the heart. The Celtics are a nice, feel good story for sure, but they don't bring that same level of intimidation as the other three teams do.
But on the other hand, howa are you going to list Mario Chalmers and Udonis Haslem like they're players to be worried about (/Billy King)!? That's like saying you're excited to see the new 'Fast & Furious' movie because you're a big Jordana Brewster fan.
Udonis Haslem hasn't averaged more than 4.5 points per game since Taio Cruz was on the radio.
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