Listen: Gary Harris, Nuggets, Donovan Mitchell discussed on The NBA Show
"I feel like primitive and sizes so important and now Denver is really small on the perimeter. And I think one thing that the nuggets did to really get themselves back in the game. Was it was Wilburton? We'll Barton was a huge energy guy. Getting all these defensive rebounds bringing the ball up the court pick and rolls. He really brought the energy and one thing that I was wondering is like they brought Gary Harris off the bench, and I can kind of see Barton, and Gary Harris being kind of these like boys in in the back court to kind of like maintain a certain level of equilibrium with this with this nuggets offense. I kinda like when Yokich is not playing right. Yeah. So you know, you kind of enable Gary Harris more as a primary and secondary play Merican playmaker in the second unit. I honestly think this is probably me being partial to my guy, Maleek Beasley who kind of really works that in that starting lineup. He's a. Perfect off ball threat. And he's I think as a starter. He's actually got fifty fifty ninety splits the guys sites. Interesting ridiculously efficient. It makes sense because a guy like that off Yokich, right? He's doing less thinking yoga just giving them more shots as opposed to be more of a crater from self from the second unit. Right. And that's just not something that the nuggets have necessarily seen out of Beasley yet. And so, you know, I would rather give that role to, you know, someone who is a little bit more accomplished a little bit more familiar with like, Gary Harris, it's not a demotion in my in my mind. But like if you can have a super sub especially with the team that has the kind of depth that the nuggets have I've got to Boone they're gonna be fascinating to watch the playoffs and never been there before they have so many young guys. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they look like. Yeah. What one thing that? I worry about you know, and and it's obviously something that's been on our minds for the past two years is just like what does Yokich look like on defense in the playoffs. Like he was in trouble yesterday. And when he's in trouble. He he just doesn't offer anything on defense because he knows how much she has to expand on offense. And so he's basically just like letting guys drive by him because there's nothing really he can do. He doesn't have like the margin for error with his physique. Yeah. It feels like for them matchups will be key. Yeah. Is there is there any team? That's in the hunt for like the seven and eight seeds that you think might be able to give them like a legitimate scare. Well, I mean, the Lakers obvious. Yeah. Right. Lebron Lou LeBron always out the looming. I know LeBron's not scared of them whether that matters or not, I don't know. Right. Yeah. Is there anything else that we should touch on with the jazz? I I think that that win was just really impressive. I we. We we basically covered, you know, the their ideal lineup, which I guess we should reiterate it it would be Donovan Mitchell. Royce oneal Joe eagles Jae Crowder. Joe Ingles Jae Crowder and really go bare. Okay. So fun and small sample size. Those guys are plus twenty six point six and sixty five minutes this season that is that is insane. That is ridiculous. And it's also like just a massive defensive unit like Mitchell might only be six three, but he has a six ten wingspan, which essentially means he's a six six wing switchable. Yeah. Yeah. And to me like with Rubio and Mitchell, I feel like Rubio has training wheels for Mitchell. Like Rubio take care of the ball. He'll run sats, blah, blah, blah. But he's you know, he's a point guard. Not a great shooter takes bottom Mitchell's hands. And leaves you lot more small on the perimeter. Like to me Rubio was a guy. He gets you only so far then you gotta let them go. Right. Yeah. And I think one thing that's really fascinating about the jazz. This. Year and last year is that you know, there once again kind of surging in the second half of the year.."