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NBA Podcast: Breaking down the East playoff picture

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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 episode include:

  • Does Paul George's knee injury mean curtains for the Clippers' disappointing season?
  • Ja Morant is back, but is this really "redemption"?
  • A look at how the playoff picture is shaping up in the East:
  • Why has the Celtics' offense fallen off, and is their late-season lull reason for concern?
  • Are there reasons to doubt the 76ers beyond their baggage from postseasons past?
  • What roadblocks might trip up the ascendent Cavaliers?
  • How far can Jimmy Butler carry the offensively challenged Heat?
  • What does the future look like for the rebuilding (but not particularly young) Nets?
  • How are the Bulls still carrying a top-five defensive rating?
  • Who will make it through the East play-in?
  • Make or miss:
  • Will the Wolves finish top six in the West?
  • Has Lauri Markkanen made the greatest year-to-year leap in recent memory?

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