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Colin Cowherd Picks Which NBA Playoff Teams Are Rising, Which are Falling

For Thursday’s ‘Best for Last’ segment, Colin Cowherd decides which NBA teams are trending ‘up’, ‘down’ or ‘sideways’ leading into Saturday’s postseason.

Philadelphia 76ers: UP

“Doc Rivers is a really good fit. You had a chemistry issue and Doc is very much a ‘people’ person. Tobias Harris, who Doc had with the Clippers, had his best year as a pro. Joel Embiid, all his numbers went up. I think Doc works with these guys. They’re big personalities, they’re stars; Doc is the Joe Torre of the NBA. He walks into the room, he’s ‘alpha’ enough, and stars respect him. I like where the Sixers are going.”

Brooklyn Nets: DOWN

“The more I see of them the less I like them. First of all, Kyrie, KD, and Harden played together in 5.8% of their games. That’s insane. Like the Clippers last year, you’re going to be building chemistry in the playoffs? Harden has missed 21 of the last 24 games, I THINK he’s ready to play, but we just don’t know. Also, they’ve got an issue; the East has the best bigs in the game, Giannis and Embiid, and they can’t defend the post.”

Check out the FULL video above as Colin discusses the futures of the Bucks, Knicks, Heat, Suns, Lakers, Clippers, and Warriors.

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