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  • We want to get into the spirit of March by having our own selection show.

  • We're going to call it NBA Bracketology.

  • We were going to call it Perk it ology because that has a nice ring to it.

  • But then we didn't know whether we should really go to call them straight to the Pro that we figured we would, you know, lean a little bit more on the guy who actually played in the tournament.

  • Here are the conference current Eastern Conference standings, which dictate playoff seeding in the association, but let's pretend like it's college hoops for the sake of the segment.

  • Perk.

  • How would you see the East one through six.

  • Let's start there.

  • Well, one through six, the six teams that are getting here for sure.

  • One.

  • The Philadelphia 76 ers to the Milwaukee Bucks.

  • Three.

  • The Brooklyn Nets for the Boston Celtics.

  • Five.

  • The Miami Heat, them goons from Dade County and six the Atlanta Hawks.

  • The Atlanta Hawks, on a five game winning streak and plan is my fault.

  • Nate McMillan.

  • They are getting in.

  • That's my six right there.

  • That's getting Oh my gosh, that was a bad list, right?

  • What's your number one seed, The Brooklyn Nets, please.

  • The Brooklyn Nets.

  • You must have forgot what James Harden's been doing over there.

  • Number 2 to 6 years.

  • And now they may drop now that they beat us out.

  • And you know who else has been on fire?

  • The heat.

  • I got them.

  • Number three can't count out the two time MVP.

  • You're honest with the bucks?

  • The Celtics number five and number six perc.

  • I got the Knicks.

  • Tom Thibodeau has changed the culture over there.

  • To where there are defensive juggernaut led by their all star Julius Randle.

  • You know what?

  • You know what?

  • This is what?

  • I got a problem with all this about, Okay?

  • Just about two months ago.

  • A month ago on the jump, you said that the Miami Heat.

  • Oh, they ain't gonna make the playoffs.

  • Now just wait.

  • Hold on.

  • Check this out.

  • We can go back to that whole short.

  • I said, listen, the Miami Heat might I don't think they're gonna make the playoffs unless Jimmy Butler comes back and do Jimmy Butler things.

  • And what have we been seeing Jimmy Butler doing Jimmy Butler things.

  • That's what exactly what I said So all you fans talking about I said Miami not gonna make the playoffs.

  • I say, unless Jimmy Butler come back and be the Jimmy Butler we saw in the final look more accurate than yours.

  • Okay, We can talk about the bed on the side, You know, we got so I was gonna say with it all day.

  • That's coming.

  • All right, let's talk about the next sort of NBA version of the bubble.

  • That's the playing rounds that are gonna have seventh through 10th place teams fighting it out for those final playoff spot.

  • So, perk, How would you see now, going up all the way to 10 in the East?

  • And which team is the first one out for you?

  • Oh, so I have.

  • I have the Hornets at number seven because they are playing well, led by the superstar LAMELO Bob.

  • I have the Pacers at number eight.

  • I have the Raptors at number nine and I have the Knicks at number 10.

  • First team out is the wizard.

  • The Wizard won't make it okay.

  • And then out of this player in tournament, how did this play in tournaments is going to be the Raptors and the Knicks that are going to make it to the play in tournament.

  • What do you got?

  • Not bad, but how you got the Knicks so low they want the best defensive teams.

  • Coach Tim, You hate man.

  • What's going on?

  • I don't finish your top six, that's all.

  • My seven in the East Charlotte Hornets, and I hope they make it their an exciting team.

  • Pacers number eight.

  • I got the Bulls number nine.

  • Zach Lavine has convinced me he's an All Star this year.

  • And then number 10.

  • I got the Hawks.

  • For some reason, they seem reenergized by the coaching change, and, you know, I really like that young squad going into the season.

  • I thought they would make the playoffs, and it's good to see them get back in the playoff race.

  • All right, so that's you guys groups for the East.

  • But I want to head out west.

  • Here's a look again at the standing, So this is officially how they're chipping out right now.

  • But who do you seed one through six in the West?

  • How would you do it if you were the selection committee?

  • So at the number one spot, I got the Utah Jazz.

  • The number two.

  • I got the Phoenix Suns, where I got the Lakers.

  • The Lakers are number one, the sons and number two.

  • The Clippers are number three.

  • The Nuggets are number four.

  • The Jazz are number five and the marriage the number six.

  • Listen, I did my list Pregame, Right?

  • Okay.

  • I didn't do it to say when it was going to finish in the standards.

  • I didn't give you my top.

  • Your seats?

  • No seats, right?

  • In no particular order.

  • Well, their seeds, they should be in some order.

  • Paul, how are your seeds?

  • What order?

  • It's not a bad list, but mine is a little bit different.

  • Perched at the top.

  • I definitely got the Lakers.

  • The defending champs number two.

  • I got the Clippers number three.

  • I got the Blazers.

  • I gotta I gotta put some.

  • I gotta give damaged flowers and I trust them more as a higher seed than these other teams.

  • Number four.

  • I got the Nuggets jokers playing his way in the M V P candidate candidate to see for me Number five.

  • I got the jazz number six.

  • I got the sons and the reason for that order is.

  • These are the teams I trust ahead of these other teams in the playoffs.

  • Now the Jazz and sons have better records than all these guys.

  • But I trust these team more come playoff time.

  • All right.

  • Well, let's talk about seeds seven through 10.

  • Your bubble teams out west.

  • Perk.

  • Who you got?

  • So my bubble teams, I have the Portland Trail Blazers at number seven.

  • The reason I have them at number seven.

  • I don't know when C J.

  • McCullen is gonna return off Big Nurkic.

  • I would have them high.

  • The eighth seed.

  • I got the Golden State Warriors ninth seed.

  • I got John Moran, the Memphis Grizzlies, and there's a 10 spot.

  • I got Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.

  • First team out for me is the San Antonio Spurs.

  • Mm.

  • What about you, Paul?

  • People continue to disrespect Popovich and his post Duncan Ginobili Kawai Leonard error and he continues, continues to thrive.

  • And so for me, number seven I got the Mavericks.

  • Luca don touch alone should be able to push them into the playoffs.

  • Number eight.

  • I got the Warriors.

  • If they stay healthy and step stays healthy, they should get in number nine for the playing.

  • I got the Spurs because I'm never gonna doubt a Coach Popovich team and pelicans Zion Williams, Ingram.

  • The way ball is playing, that's enough for me.

  • I like these guys for the player tournament.

  • It should be exciting down the stretch, and any of these teams, I feel like can be there.

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