NBA podcast: 2nd-round postmortems, conference finals previews

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Welcome to the latest edition of "Pound the Rock," an NBA podcast hosted by Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond.

Find the show on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Topics for this week's episode include:

  • Taking stock of the four teams eliminated in the second round
  • What can we glean from the Suns' disastrous Game 7 loss to the Mavericks?
  • Has the other shoe finally dropped for a 37-year-old Chris Paul?
  • How should Phoenix handle the Deandre Ayton situation?
  • What will the near-term future look like for the Grizzlies, and how can they take the next step?
  • Does Milwaukee need a Brook Lopez contingency plan?
  • How will the Bucks handle the potential free agency of Bobby Portis and Pat Connaughton?
  • Are Joel Embiid's public comments about teammates becoming an issue?
  • Will the Sixers really look to trade Tyrese Maxey?
  • How Maxey improbably became a Sixer by virtue of the draft pick Philly acquired in exchange for Markelle Fultz, and now he has a chance to become the player Fultz was supposed to be
  • Teeing up the conference finals
  • Which team is better equipped to score on the other in an Eastern Conference battle between two defensive juggernauts?
  • Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are in for an entirely different kind of challenge
  • Can the Warriors protect weaker defenders like Steph Curry and Jordan Poole from Luka Doncic's inevitable mismatch-hunting proclivities?
  • Can the Warriors make the Mavs pay for blitzing Curry? Can the Mavs make the Warriors pay for continually turning the ball over?
  • Can Dallas' elite defense limit Golden State's 3-point shooting without getting shredded at the rim?
  • Series predictions
NBA podcast: 2nd-round postmortems, conference finals previews
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