Title: Murphy Mailbag: Ideal 76ers matchups, rotation tweaks, El Hijo de Guerrero and more
Date: April 26, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I brought back the mailbag for the second round of the playoffs to talk Raptors-76ers matchups, rotation tweaks, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and more
There are several benefits that come with wrapping up a playoff series early.
There is the certainty, for one thing, and the release of any anxiety about the series outcome. There are, in the case of the Raptors, three days off before the next series, which is pretty important with a superstar whose load requires managing and a second star dealing with a wonky finger. It’s also additional preparation time for the coaching staff, analytics department and so on. Even if the Philadelphia 76ers have the same advantages, beating the Orlando Magic in five games should have the Raptors entering the second sound feeling pretty good.
Something else three days off allows for is another mailbag. That is something the 76ers don’t have. At least not one that will talk about love, wrestling and pizza as we find more serious answers to all things Raptors-76ers. So let’s get it.