Good Thursday morning to all our coaches! We have now reached the end of the Conference semifinals with the sensational elimination of the Clippers. In the next gamedays, we will find a game 2 between Miami and Boston and the start of the finals in the West with the Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets.
- Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics, 11.7 credits): Perhaps due to fatigue and inexperience at certain levels, the Celtics point guard had very low percentages in Game 1 against Miami. His latest statements suggest a desire for immediate redemption and a player of his worth does not miss a game like this twice.
- Goran Dragic (Miami Heat, 10.6 credits): After spending the regular season behind the young Nunn, in these playoffs the Slovenian playmaker has completely taken back the stage. His experience is necessary for the Heat to try to win the ring and at Dunkest he hardly misses the target.
- Rajon Rondo (Los Angeles Lakers, 8.5 credits): The return of the former Celtics champion allowed the Los Angeles team to experiment other defensive solutions and to give LeBron James rest. Boundless talent and personality, if the Lakers really want to get to the Finals they have to trust the old Rajon’s ability.
- LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers, 22.8 credits): We can only start with the man on a mission of the Lakers. LeBron has 99 reasons to win the title this year and until now he literally walked on the field. The challenge against the Nuggets takes us back to 2009 and the fourth title won by Kobe, are you really sure that LeBron isn’t thinking about it?
- Jae Crowder (Miami Heat, 9.9 credits): Speaking of motivation, it seems clear enough that Crowder has a boundless desire to win the challenge with the Celtics. In game 1 he placed unprecedented percentages and was defensively decisive in defending the Heat. We are pretty sure that even in game 2 there will be the Jae of great opportunities.
- Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets, 7.8 credits): The Nuggets surprised everyone with the victory in the challenge against the Clippers. The Lakers seem to be a more difficult opponent to beat, and for this reason Denver must rely on the hands of one of the League’s most experienced players. Also, Paul has already faced LeBron in the Conference final in 2015 and he certainly knows what it’s like to face the King in the final stages of the Playoffs.
- Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets, 20.5 credits): The Serbian center is taking revenge in these 2020 Playoffs. After regaining his physical shape, Nikola is putting his incredible talent at the disposal of his teammates. In these Conference Finals, Jokic will face a player of the caliber of Anthony Davis and it will be curious to see the final outcome of this challenge.
- Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat, 17.1 credits): After the sensational dunk in game 1 against poor Tatum, the excellent Bam seems to be the decisive player for the extraordinary defense of the Heat. Considering that Theis does not seem the most suitable profile to counter him, he could even dominate the game.
- Robert Williams III (Boston Celtics, 5.7 credits): Although not very convinced of this choice, among the remaining centers he seems the one able to have lot of minutes on the field. It costs very little and can allow you to focus more on other roles.
- Frank Vogel (Los Angeles Lakers, 11.3 credits): Considering the competitiveness of these Conference Finals, Vogel appears to be the safest choice for these gamedays. Despite the two great comebacks, the Nuggets are definitely underdogs against two players of the caliber of James and AD and for this reason we are betting strongly on the former coach of Indiana.