The Team Every NBA Playoff Squad Secretly Wants in the 1st Round

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The Team Every NBA Playoff Squad Secretly Wants in the 1st Round
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Have the Knicks become a vulnerable playoff team?

When the NBA playoffs kick off, every team is going to be hoping for a matchup against one of the league's more vulnerable postseason opponents.

A number of factors could make a particular opponent desirable to face in a seven-game series. Of course there are teams that are simply weaker than others, but there's also the matter of certain styles and tendencies being better suited for some teams to beat than others.

So in only a few cases is inclusion on this list a shot at a squad and what it does. There's a difference between being weak and being an easier draw than another strong team; that's where some of the surprises here fall.

We'll start with the teams just on the fringe of the playoff picture and make our way up to the more attractive juggernauts.

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