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I like that but a hundred percent it's the liability largely because defense is an effort thing and and has the effort always been there for the Lakers no but has been a reason for them to have effort especially with Lebron James in his injury situation toward the end of last year probably not but this this is where actually I'm excited defensively the addition of Anthony Davis because Anthony Davis last year had a career high in rebounds career high in assists crew high in steals and then he's just it's pretty much a helicopter into pint like to have that will automatically upgrade your defense now offensively. I'm excited also because once last time we had a twenty six point per game center for the Lakers probably like two thousand to two thousand three was shocked so this is an upgrade not just offensively where you really need it. Now you have that Nice. You know no longer a liability in the paint offensively for the Lakers as well yeah. I think the answer to is that even an asset reliability is yes. I think you're GONNA. Give me both yeah. I don't think you're GONNA see team whose defensive performance this season is more elastic than the Lakers on one hand and I love Davis for this right. I mean he is he's a defensive player of the Modern Mattis and then they brought in guys like Green Transition Position Guard defender in the latest avery Bradley's great on the ball so they have the tools but there's this like trademark of Lebron regular season teams. It's like how many times have we seen. Zeenat like two thousand fifteen sixteen calves nineteen. I'm ready to pick Atlanta because how can a nineteenth ranked defense. Make it to the championship what happens on April fifteenth the Playoffs Start and all the sudden and the team is an all world defensive squad and I just think it's going to be an asset some nights. It's going to be a liability from an effort standpoint. They're going to be all over the place as they but I do like I think the personnel and again. Davis is the key absolutely right like he's. He's one of four or five best defense in the League look. I think that this to me is the biggest question Russian mark for me. They do have some players that can defend as you all pointed out. Davis Green Caldwell Pope is actually a good defender size. You know who I don't don't believe Rondos the type of defender that he once was. I think that he's still capable. I I don't I think that I think he's still smart player. I think arguably he's. He may be the smartest player on the floor outside. Lebron which says a lot you talked to guys around the League and they talk about Rondos. IQ In that part of it you can't you can't make up for that kind of stuff. Yeah I think he helps but as far the ball. I don't know if at this stage of his career he's that dot the interesting part to me is avery Bradley because he's been dealing with so many injuries or the last couple of years that I wanNA see him. If he can revert back to being the guy he was in Boston. Maybe several years ago if he's that that's the type of stuff that you look at this particular. Lake Stevens say he is a Bilo candidate. You can say could be a real difference maker reverts back to being that I agree but I think overall for the Lakers. It's more commitment to making this work because right now is the time for for Lebron James and as you mentioned sort of here and their defense and he's good at picking when to apply it like we think about two thousand sixteen the block like that is great but you have no I know tense but the president and the now to make sure you put out that effort and energy because at this point turning did you say thirty four thirty five thirty five. It's right now that you have to be all in so go ahead. I think they'll be my over under they'll be ranked thirteenth independent by on their best night's. They're a top five defense and on their laziest atheist yeah. Let me ask you this if if they're going to close games and let's just assume Kuzma will be healthy sooner rather than later. They're closing unit will be what Lebron. Ad Kuzma and then what are the Danny Green and then who else I mean you have a point you close the Rondo do you close with avery is James. Running point is out there. He's actually might be might be looked. People Sleeping in Karachi are sleeping on Caruso best all around point guard. They have on the roster right now. Now both on offense and defense you can take a pic of what you need in that moment championship experience like a Rondo. Do you need cruiser who actually understand younger like Bradley Defense. It's an interesting game defense. It's it's all without decision right like it's instinct you know. How much do I gamble win. Do I go window. I mean like and I think they have a collective intelligence that should lead them. Not Terribly invited starts at the top. It starts at the top. It has to start with Lebron James. Making sure that culture is there where hey we are playing defense every possession because we have to win the championship now. We didn't put our cards in the middle of the table for us to do this later. We have to do well. I think to your point. I think it's because we kind of alluded to it earlier. Even the Lebron has defied all sorts sorts of logic when it comes to father time he's going to be thirty five in December right so I think he's got probably two peak. Lebron years left this year and next ear and then after that look he's GonNa be thirty seven years old once the season starts if you still play and you cannot rely on him night in and night out to play that kind of defense. There's GonNa be some sort of slippage and again. He chooses to play defense on certain nights because it's a long game for him. Which is the Smart Business Decision. No one is denying but I do think think to. Your point is that the window is small. It's smaller than most thing. It's small for the clippers. They only have these. I signed in theory for two years to so everyone has to deal with the fact that they're dealing with these small windows so all right coming up the NBA is back. We'll discuss the rackets very first preseason game which is tonight. We'll get a little over under action isn't a thirty piece tonight for hard. We'll find out stick around our Pablo here and a few minutes to to discuss whether volunteers perfect. NFL career is over. Did the cowboys get exposed by the same a kirk cousins teammates turn it on and Cam Newton sipping wine and getting candidate stay to checkout Pablo and vote on high noon also check out daily. Don and the mystics took game one against the sun game. Two of the best of five all these coast. WNBA finals is tomorrow at eight eastern on ESPN and the ESPN APP and now it's crunch time. I'm on jumping the USA women won gold on Sunday. They beat Canada's sixty-seven to forty-six in the America Final Stephanie Dawson laid this vicious Green Green to set up a three from diamonds a shield today at least one team is maintaining USA hoops dominance right always hold it down but stuff that was not in the scouting report this is candidate not the WNBA. Why did you do that. You guys were already up and it's all good. We got the Golden Meadow. The frontline was dominant Charles dolts that was that was impressive. Sylvia will be a foul down as well no question about it. I NEXT WE HAVE NBA basketball tonight folks ball pre season opens with the rockets hosting the Shanghai sharks no Russell Westbrook and this one McMahon reports that the rockets will be cautious with Westbrook who had arthroscopic knee surgery in the spring today. Will you be watching so the only reason I'm really watching us to see if he's going to do his own one challenge that movie where perfected in the off season which Mike did Tony says it's not a travel and Kelsey funded at first but yes I'm looking for Kevin Five. PM Basketball what's better than that. You're always on that all well. You know what's better the four. PM BASKETBALL STARTING TO GET a couple of weeks or three always always get a couple of four games here on the west coast it is I should have done it way sooner anyway. The rockets are playing thing. It's safe with Westbrook. So what about James Harden last preseason hard scored thirty seven against Shanghai so Kevin. Are you taking the over or the under of thirty points for James James Harden night that Westbrook is not on the floor and harden is I will take the over on a thirty point lead safe. I think it's going to be under largely because he's probably gonNA put like maybe fifteen thirteen thirty and sixteen. What do you think you're really take this idea of resting him and not doing too much just is being focused on the games but if he starts going keep him and keep you up and he always starts he. Does I mean that's the thing you're right. This just in at the buzzer expectation for the season is sky's the limit on that finger finger on this thing okay why not on both hands two three four all right big expectations for this year. You gotTA bringing you. GotTa bring it every night all right. We're we're expecting thank you very much. Bryan lindores getting the exclusive of the NBA off season there. Brian has expanded his range as an interviewer immensely. I kind of want those same rings. You know what I'm saying about. The same rings a lot of that for sure. I jump back tomorrow on E._S._p._N. same time..