Mailbag: Playoff matchups, NBA draft talk, awards season and more
In the latest edition of his Twitter Mailbag, Chris Mannix dives into a host of NBA topics as the postseason approaches. Among the questions answered this week:
• Who do the Hawks fear the most in the first round? Atlanta could still face a number of teams in its opening round series. Who represents the worst matchup?
• Better NBA prospect: Justise Winslow or Stanley Johnson? Winslow benefitted from deep NCAA tourney run, but Johnson had been widely egarded as the top forward in the class leading up to March.
• Will Billy Donovan make the jump to the NBA? The long-time Florida coach flirted with the Magic once before, could he be serious about leaping to the pros this time?
• Awards watch: Who will win... Mannix touches on Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved Player.