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PBT Podcast: Talking second round of playoffs, where Grizzlies go next

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The NBA is looking to expand its presence again, this time sending the Mavericks and Timberwolves to Abu Dhabi, and Kurt Helin and Corey Robinson discuss the league's motives regarding this initiative.

After a summer of brash talk and high-profile distractions — including poking the bear that is LeBron James — the Memphis Grizzlies exited the playoffs with a whimper. That was quickly followed by reports they were not bringing back free agent Dillon Brooks as part of a shift to make this more of a playoff team. Is that the right move? NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson doesn’t think so, although Kurt Helin is less sure.

Before the duo goes walking in Memphis they take a stroll through the first round of the NBA playoffs. (This was recorded hours before news broke about Mike Budenholzer being fired by the Bucks.)

They talk about Jimmy Butler and the Heat against the Knicks, if Kevin Durant can bring the Suns back against Nikola Jokić and the Nuggets, and the rest of the first-round series. Tied into that is Corey’s Jukebox, where Anthony Davis gets the Rolling Stones treatment.

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