The Role Of Talent & Cohesion In The 2022 NBA Playoffs

For most, the world of professional basketball revolves around a simple team-building strategy: the accumulation of talent trumps everything. As we are seeing in the first round of the NBA playoffs, however, this is not always the case.

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Episode CliffsNotes:

  • Is the NBA shifting from superteams to homegrown squads?
  • Do you agree with the team-building philosophy that talent trumps everything?
  • Games 1-3 of Mavericks-Jazz: how cohesion/coaching can balance a talent deficiency.
  • Let's drool over the Boston Celtics defense.
  • It is stunning to think the Brooklyn Nets will have one playoff series win to show for their last two years.
  • The growing pains of the Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves, two up-and-coming teams being given room to grow.
  • Last year's NBA Finals between Phoenix and Milwaukee: this is what talent+cohesion looks like.