NBA Postseason: Seven Playoff Player Pitfalls

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NBA Postseason: Seven Playoff Player Pitfalls

With the NBA Playoffs dwindled down to the Elite Eight (and quickly narrowing down to the Final Four), let’s quickly look at current players in the postseason with pitfalls that very well may send their team home early.

From Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and his free throws, to Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks and his temper, to Anderson Varejao of the Cleveland Cavaliers and his scoring (despite meaningful minutes of action), it’s time to take a glance at seven guys in the NBA Playoffs, and how their drawbacks could cost their teams a trip to the conference finals and beyond.

Keep in mind that a majority of these players slumps are based on statistics, percentages, and off-the-court issues, and just because these guys may have their downfalls doesn’t mean their teams won’t advance.

But let’s at least look, hypothetically-speaking, at seven playoff players pitfalls and how their downs could quickly turn to their team’s early exit.

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