It may seem far-fetched for the Spurs to take this series, or perhaps it isn’t. I strongly believe every super team’s deconstruction begins with a powerful first blow. And just as every rock-pounder knows, it’s not the first swing, but the hundred and first blow before the damage is done. In my opinion, the 2007 NBA Finals planted the seed that became “The Decision”. In the same vein, the 2014 Finals directly caused “The Homecoming”.
In order to blow up the Death Star that has dominated the NBA landscape, adjustments must be made. Upsetting the reigning NBA Champions in the first round may seem like a longshot, but it is doable. It would take the type of playoff series that might only come once in a generation. And Gregg Popovich is just the head coach to orchestrate that sort of playoff series.
Giving credit where credit is due, Pounder Justjwill posed a good question in the In the Bonus comments section this week, and a variation of his question has been built into a poll:
In your opinion, which ONE adjustment should Pop make going into the first round of the playoffs?
This poll is closed
Replace Pau Gasol in the starting line-up
Have Rudy Gay finish games in place of Kyle Anderson
Cease using line-ups that employ Parker, Mills, and Forbes at the same time
Make a habit of fouling when up by 3 points under 5 seconds
What do you think, Pounders? Vote now, share your thinking in the comments, and check back to see if others agree with you.
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