Putting in work certainly looks like we’ll have a huge matchup in the east semis. If and when giannis finishes off the magic nba champion, kendrick perkins joining us now perk always good to see you, sir uh stephen, a tell me this. I think the heat might upset the bucks. I think they might. I think they might um. I haven’t watched much of the bucks series against orlando that’s, the only series i really haven’t watched i’ve watched every other series except them i wasn’t interested in it or you know, things were going on and i didn’t have time to watch when their particular game is On but but i have watched the heat and although it was against the pacers i’ve been saying all year, long, not as much as kendrick perkins has but i’ve been saying all year long of what a threat miami was because of their perimeter shooting. I am a duncan robinson entirely, hero fan and, of course i love my man, jimmy butler, and i just i mean you just see the difference. The sixers are home because they don’t have jimmy butler period if they had jimmy butler uh. This series, with boston at the very least, would still be going on. They certainly would not have gotten swept, they would have been far more competitive and they weren’t, because he’s a leader and he’s a winner and he’s, tough as nails and obviously something that would have had an impact and he’s clearly had an impact on miami.

And now the bios no joke as well kelly olynyk has performed well at times as well. This season, i just look at their perimeter, shooting i think, that’s, the achilles heel against milwaukee when you hit perimeter shots and, more importantly, you have the speed and athleticism to go out and defend their perimeter shooters. It appears to be a problem with the george hills and especially the eric bledsoes of the world. The greek freak is nothing to play with make no mistake about it, but i do think that miami has a chance to beat them i’m thinking about picking them. I haven’t made that decision, yet i still got a few hours but i’m, actually thinking about picking them in this series. I don’t blame you, i think either one of these teams under the right circumstances can run the table like either. One of these teams are capable of winning a championship right now, but if you force me to pick right now, i’ll say the bucks. I know why everyone likes to heat steven, a you know. You like you, could go up and down that whole roster led by jimmy butler championship, heart. Obviously, dragach had another big game. You have multiple guys who can handle and create for others and get their own shot. You have multiple guys who can shoot. You mention them hero and especially duncan robinson, who can shoot the lights out from outside. You have multiple guys who can defend, including iguodala um, a swiss army knife player, um uh in in crowder uh kendrick.

You perk, you brought up uh you brought up the you know. Crowder obtaining crowder is a key piece, obviously bam playing defense and doing everything uh. This team is deep and excellent: has leadership it’s, a good organization head coach with championship experience. They have everything the bucks have the greek freak and, while you can wall up against him, we’ve seen the blueprint miami’s not exactly built that way. If they have a weakness. It’S that they’re undersized when you look at toronto last year, it was it was the best defender really of the era in kawhi, leonard picking him up early and then he was being, and then they were walling up with serge ibaka and mark gasol, 6, 11, 7. Plus shot blocking, you know, defenders that’s a little bit different than than miami, and so because of him and also middleton’s come around now and he hasn’t been great, although he was great late in the game, but eventually a guy like that, you would think given enough Games is gon na start to hit his shots. You know until the couple told him before the before the last game. Just shoot just keep shooting, even if he missed and it worked and late in the game he got hot. So i think, because of the singular talent of the freak and because of the match up, if you force me to pick between two teams that i believe could win the whole thing right now: that’s what’s interesting about these playoffs.

You can say that about a bunch of teams, at least i can i’ll take the bucks. Well, i feel, like the miami heat, have the recipe to beat the milwaukee bucks led by eric spock one of my favorite coaches in today’s game. He has the recipe he has the players, he has the bodies, we know defense win championships and that’s. What the miami heat hang their hats on playing defense. They got multiple guys that they could throw at yonders jay crowder, andre iguodala uh bam. You have all these multiple guys that you could throw at him they defend at a high level. When you look at their roster from top to bottom. You look at guys like kendrick nunn, going dragic. You look at guys like iguodala again and then all of a sudden, you have the splash brothers of the eastern conference, no disrespect to clay and steph. We know these them guys are future hall of famers, but tyler hero and uh and duncan you can leave them open. If you want to and that’s what milwaukee do they give up three point shots they. They stop you from getting to the rank number one and protecting the paint and protecting the rim. But what do miami ranked number one in shooting the three and they do it at a high level? And i keep saying this the steal in that andre eagle dollar trade was jake crowder. No one really talked about him, but he was a still a sleeper and now he’s been an unsung hero for this miami heat team that just upset upsetted a well coached, uh, indiana, pacer team by nick mcmillan, but listen jimmy butler didn’t even play well offensively, and They got and they swept their series.

So, yes, i am picking the miami heat to upset the milwaukee bucks. They want all this smoke, the pacers didn’t have sabonis and oladipo is compromised. I mean i, i think the heat went anyway, but the reason they won as easily as they did is because that pacers team was not at 100 percent. Well guys, i realize how good the heat are. They’Re, the sleepers stephen ale come to you on this, but is this a must win for giannis? I thought well, i think, it’s a must win for milwaukee, because if they lose and they bow out early, then giannis is approaching the last year of his contract and he’s going to entertain his options. I mean it really just comes down to that. The fact of the matter is, is that he’s, a superstar in this league – and we all know it to be true in all likelihood, he’s going to be a reigning two time – league mvp, uh, averaging 29 and 13 – a game even though you’re going to point the Finger at him and feel like he could have done, more teams would line up for him if his services were available and milwaukee would be desperate to keep her because it’s not like they’re in southern california or south beach. People are not going to be clamoring to go to milwaukee wisconsin, to play basketball, and so they must keep him as an organization. And if you show that you can’t necessarily win with him it’s one thing for you to try to buffer the roster but who’s to say he’s not going to be of the mindset that you know what it might be time for me to move on.

Particularly when you invested approximately 180 million dollars in chris middleton and he’s really not making that much noise, if you are the greek freak you’re, looking at that and you’re saying, excuse me what’s our situation moving forward. If i can’t rely on this guy, come post season time to pick up any slack that i’m lacking when we already gave him this boatload of money and he ain’t getting it done yeah you look at that bucks at milwaukee’s, roster, brook lopez, is not shooting it. Well, this year, especially compared to last year, they’ve taken certain steps back that you would think would hurt them in the big moment and what they really need is a kind of combination of bledsoe and middleton right, someone who can shoot and defend and maybe put it On the floor, a little more and and and play make a little more than middleton and bledsoe doesn’t shoot it well enough and has gone away in the playoffs it’s. Really they need to find the crime partner for ententa campo in these playoffs uh. I do think there are promising signs for middleton. He got very hot at the end of that game and he needs to continue to play like that. But who says he? Can’T middleton had a very, very good, regular season until the bubble and and he’s one of the better two way, uh off guards in the league. So i i don’t see why, like i don’t think that’s impossible that middleton plays well enough for them to win yeah.