I took the Lakers to win it all before the season started and I am pretty confident in that. With how unpredictable this postseason will be I want to take a massive underdog for fun .
My options are
Portland + 10000
I like Dallas more than some of the teams ahead of them for a few reasons.
1 – in the NBA the best player is most likely to win there are only about 4 players better than Luka who will be in the playoffs. While he is only in his second year he has led his team to a euro league title 2 years ago which has to count for some experience.
2 – supporting cast: the mavs had a historically good offense this year built around shooters. Come playoff time defenses get tighter and it gets tougher for non shooters to score . I expect stars who don’t shoot well like Russ, Simmons and even Giannis to have a tougher time . I think the mavs offense will stay intact
3- youth: after so much time off I think older players will be more susceptible to injury , the mavs are a young team with young legs (outside of Kristaps) I think they should have an easier time staying healthy.
Again I fully do not expect them to win but if bit really is up for grabs this year I think they could surprise a lot of people . Who is your underdog pick?