Kim Min-soo‧ Lee Dong-jun, “I think Denver will win the Finals”

There are many opinions that this season’s NBA playoffs are particularly interesting. This is because, with the championship candidate Milwaukee Bucks eliminated in the first round, the close match continues so that it is not strange which team wins. While various stories are being created, the most eye-catching match-up is by far the confrontation between the Golden State Warriors led by Stephen Curry and the LA Lakers, who have a powerful ‘one-two punch’ of LeBron James-Anthony Davis.

As the Lakers took a 3-1 lead until Game 4, it seemed like the series would end abruptly, but Golden State, driven to the edge of a precipice, caught Game 5 and revived the game. Now, it is the Lakers who are being pursued. I don’t know if the 토스카지노 match ends in the 6th game, but if it goes to the 7th game, it is expected that it will be difficult to predict the direction of the conference finals.

The momentum of the Miami Heat, led by Jimmy Butler, is also scary. The process of advancing to the playoffs was rough, but Jimmy Butler, who is strong in big games, is leading the series. In Game 5, New York succeeded in counterattacking and became 3-2, but the atmosphere itself is still leaning toward Miami.

In this way, it is more difficult to predict the winning team of the finals this season as there is no overwhelming team in sight while the win or loss of each game changes. In addition to the teams mentioned above, each team includes last year’s runner-up Boston, with a solid balance of offense and defense and organizational power, Philadelphia, led by the regular season MVP combination, Phoenix, which added a district 1 option to the existing scoring machine, and Denver, which has the most unique center in the league. Each team has its own unique color, so it is evaluated that no matter which team advances, there will be no problem with ‘fun’.

Kim Min-soo (41‧200cm), coach of Kyung Hee University, said, “Personally, I carefully predict that Denver will win. The performance of Jokic, which has recently been shown, is at a level that is not inferior at all as a two-time regular season MVP. He is not flashy, but he is a player who knows how to make the team win, so if there are no special variables such as injuries, he will be able to advance to the finals without incident, and I think the possibility of winning is high.”

As can be seen from Coach Kim’s words, Denver Nuggets’ main center and star, ‘Joker’ Nicola Jokic (28‧211cm), is truly insane. He exerts an overwhelming influence in scoring, rebounding and assisting in each game, showing off his majesty as the highest point center of all time. As of Round 2, he is averaging a triple-double with 35 points, 13.8 rebounds and 10 assists in five games.

Opponent Phoenix also has Devin Booker and Kevin Durant’s ‘double cannon’ blowing fire, but it doesn’t seem easy to handle Jokic. Yokichi’s current performance is literally the best ever. Coach Kim chose Philadelphia as the team to face Denver in the finals. The combination of Joel Embiid (29‧213cm), who relieved some of the burden of his mind by winning the long-awaited regular season MVP, and James Harden (33‧196cm), who is showing the skills of his heyday again, is not afraid of any team he meets. see.

If Denver and Philadelphia match up as coach Kim predicted, a sparkling match between Jokic and Embiid is expected in the story of ‘covering the best center in the league’. Of course, the losing side may suffer significant damage. Patrick Ewing was not far behind Hakeem Olajuwon in sheer prowess. However, in later evaluations, the difference between the two is greatly diverged beyond thought.

Among the four major centers in the 1990s, Olajuwon was recognized as the 1st or 2nd place, while Ewing was rated the lowest. There are many reasons for this, but it is also largely because Olajuwon won in the past finals. At the time, both played a great role, but Olajuwon’s Houston, with teammates’ support fire, beat Ewing’s New York after a close match and won the championship.

If Ewing’s New York had won at the time, it is clear that the evaluation would have been very different from now in many ways. In that respect, if Jokic and Embiid face off in the finals, there is a high chance that both players will be greatly motivated. In the meantime, Yokichi has been evaluated as the No. 1 player and Embiid as the No. 2 player, but in the finals, if Embiid wins and wins the championship first, there is nothing strange about Yokichi standing on top.

Coach Kim said, “I personally like Stephen Curry, so it would be nice for Golden State to win, but I don’t think it will be easy given the current atmosphere. Denver had a golden opportunity to win, and Jokic’s form should not be missed now. I think small forward Michael Porter Jr. could be a variable. He’s doing well now, but he’s a player who could do better. If his performance goes up, Denver will be even stronger.”

Lee Dong-jun (43, 200cm), who had a reputation as a mixed-brother player with his brother Lee Seung-jun, also had a similar opinion with Coach Kim. Lee Dong-jun said, “The most impressive player in this playoff is Jimmy Butler. However, the team I personally root for is Denver. The more you look at them, the more attractive they are as a team. He made a bet with his junior, and if Denver wins the Western Conference, he will receive a pair of shoes,” he laughed.

As for Denver’s finals opponent, “I think it will be either Philadelphia or Boston. Both teams have powerful one-two punches, so no one can stop them once they explode. But if Yochiki stays in top condition, he thinks Denver has a better chance of winning.”

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