So instead of targeting just the end goal, I would like to divide it into milestones. And to help me with that will be the so-called experts of NBA.com and TNT.
This Round 1 seems to be just enough to be in par with NBA.com's Expert.
At the end of Round 2, I would like to pass Kenny Smith and Chris Webber. To do that, I would need to plan my picks ahead of time for the whole of the Conference Semifinals by setting up picks based on worst- and best-case scenarios; this is something I didn't do in Round 1 ("prepare"). Look forward for a future blog regarding this as soon as we get the winner of the Spurs-Grizzlies series.
At the end of Round 3, I would like to pass Charles Barkley. He has been a surprise picker; it seems he has gotten a little smarter this year hehe. Also if last year was an indication, these TNT hosts will quit this game at the end of the Conference Finals to concentrate on the Finals. So they will seem to have an edge in Round 3 as they'll be exhausting all the remaining good players before they pack it up. I'll be keeping the standings comparison at the very last date of their participation, for record purposes.
So that's my Round 1 -- below standards. So how has it been for you?