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Around the NBA: Hack-a-Shaq, Playoffs, Scott Brooks and Draft: The playoffs have been defined by lopsided first-round series and calls to abolish the Hack-a-Shaq strategy.  Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder – who failed

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Around the NBA: Hack-a-Shaq, Playoffs, Scott Brooks and Draft: The playoffs have been defined by lopsided first-round series and calls to abolish the Hack-a-Shaq strategy. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder – who failed

From Sheridan Hoops Radio

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Length: 13 mins

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The playoffs have been defined by lopsided first-round series and calls to abolish the Hack-a-Shaq strategy.

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder – who failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2009 – made news recently by firing head coach Scott Brooks. The move was made with a long-term view to hopefully retain franchise cornerstones Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Both players were selected high in the NBA draft, which is only two months away. The lottery is less than a month away, with the winner likely choosing between Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor at the top of the draft.

With that in mind, Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops.com joined NBC Sports Radio host Keith Irizarry to discuss the playoffs, Hack-a-Shaq, Thunder coaching search and the draft.
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