wco81 wrote:Yeah I don't want the Warriors to face the Jazz but that seems a good probability.
I think the Jazz would handle the Warriors relatively easily if Mitchell and Conley are healthy and regain their season form.
In later rounds, better teams are going to force the Jazz role players to make shots. They obviously did during the season but playoffs can sometimes test role players who've had great seasons.
Then the other thing they have to fight is against bigger names and bigger market clubs, whether they will get any kind of level playing field officiating.
Let's hope Mitchell is able to return for the first round. I think Conley has shown he is ready and will be a significant contributor.
The role players are going to play a huge factor throughout the PO's. Favor's, and Niang are going to have to be at their best as well as O'Neal stepping up just a bit on offense, his defense will be at a high level, it's his offense that could make the difference. JC is playing out of his mind right now, if he keeps going off, then even a less than stellar DM will not be as much of an issue.
The fair treatment over the star's & big market teams preferential treatment may play a huge role. When your W's first became the powerhouse, prior to KD coming and riding their coattails, they weren't filled with "superstars". They became superstars with winning, so let's hope the Jazz can follow that formula. Mitchell, Gobert, and maybe Conley might become elevated through stellar play to superstar status the same way Steph, Thompson, and Green were by being unstoppable. Time will tell.