How Bojan Bogdanovic’s season-ending injury impacts Dallas Mavericks
West will still be wild
The Bojan Bogdanovic injury may be a hit to the Utah Jazz chances of winning the title, but it hardly makes the Western Conference a cakewalk. The Dallas Mavericks are in for a difficult first round series regardless of the matchup.
The Lakers and Grizzlies are the only two teams locked into their seeds if play resumes. That will be one first round matchup. If any regular season games are played, the remaining standings could change.
The Mavericks could face the Clippers, Jazz, Nuggets, Thunder, or Rockets to kick things off. Hopefully, it will remain the best of seven series. None of those teams would be a pushover. The Mavs match up well against Denver, Utah, and Oklahoma City. They also split their two games against Houston this season. Nobody wants to see them face the Clippers.
If Dallas can advance past the first round, one of the two Los Angeles teams will likely await. The season would already be considered a success, but winning a series against either will be a tough task.
Hopefully, Bogdanovic makes a speedy recovery and is fully healthy in the 2020-2021 season. Nobody wants to see players injured. The forward is one of the league’s best shooters. Here is to seeing him back nailing threes soon.