The level of the game goes up and the champions begin to get serious. Too obvious to advise players like LeBron and Kawhi, accustomed to exalt themselves on this important stages of the competition, or Giannis, called to take a further step forward and raise the bar of his game in the postseason. So, here we will tell you which are the more interesting names that could give you great quality scores without spending big bucks.
Pascal Siakam (14 CR – TOR)
He did not fully convince during the Seeding games but the Most Improved Player of 2019 proved to be one of the most important assets in a Playoffs competition. The series against the Nets will be an important launching pad to regain his top condition and keep the Raptors on the same level as in the past title race.
Jayson Tatum (13,9 CR – BOS)
Not an easy first round for Boston, despite Simmons’ defection. Tatum is called to confirm the leadership he showed during the Regular Season, when he put the team on his shoulders: the help of Kemba will be essential for him to make the definitive leap in quality and project himself among the favorites to the final victory.
Kris Middleton (13,8 CR – MIL)
The two-time All Star will have to prove to be that second level violin that serves to complement the Greek. During Giannis’ absences in the Regular Season he proved able to carry the weight of the team on his shoulders. But the Playoffs is a different story: but we are sure that he will take another step forward to raise the bar of the game and put a serious eye on the title.
Tobias Harris (12,5 CR – PHI)
The Sixers are in an emergency, the absence of Simmons and Embiid due to physical problems have heavily reduced expectations: with these premises Harris will have more possessions on his hands and, being perfectly able to exploit them, he can be very useful to the cause of Philadelphia and give a hard time to the green-and-white team.
Michael Porter Jr. (11,4 CR – DEN)
After the explosion in the seeding games, also thanks to the absences of Harris and Barton, Porter Jr seems to have found his dimension as an all-round player, with excellent qualities in scoring and rebounds. Utah can count on one of the best defenders, but MPJ already has clear ideas on how to use the space and the minutes that will be granted in this first round.
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