For Tuesday’s ‘Best For Last’ Segment, Colin Cowherd breaks down which NBA playoff teams should be panicking right now. (Scale of 1-10)
New York Knicks: Down 0-1 to Atlanta Hawks
“Six. They can’t stop Trae Young. They’re a good defensive team and they can’t stop Trae Young. They lost at home, and let’s be honest about this; Julius Randle and RJ Barrett, their two leading scorers, really struggled. Randle has never been in this spot as a playoff guy to lean on him. You’re asking Julius Randle to be a star offensive player and that’s not really what he is. You lost at home, you can’t stop Trae Young, I’m a little concerned.”
Miami Heat: Down 0-2 to Milwaukee Bucks
“Nine. Tyler Herro is a bad player, suddenly averaging 7 a game in this series, and shooting 20%. Jimmy Butler is not playing well. Frankly, some of that is Milwaukee being a really good defensive team who got better defensively from last year. This is not a great matchup and with Tyler Herro now lost at sea – they need his scoring. Now Khris Middleton is playing without much fear because he can be a ‘good’ player, which is what he is, and they’re not demanding him being a ‘special’ player in the playoffs.”
Check out the FULL video above as Colin rates the panic level of the Jazz, Suns (because of Chris Paul’s injury), Nuggets, Clippers, Blazers, and Lakers.