Listen: Lakers, Brett Brown And NBA discussed on Big Time Basketball
"When the Lakers we heard the rumors about Darren Collison and You know I know he wants to return and play like that. That's a great fit for the Lakers. Because right now like I still. They're missing the veteran point guard with all the respect to Rondo and Lebron won't any time in his career. I still think they need. I still think they need. It did have a a one point on that roster and sorry my my phone was was buzzing i. I don't think the Lakers are. I know it had eases I know they've had some camaraderie this year in terms of their bench and the broncos trusted guys he leads the NBA and assist us. And Danny Green has had a good year in casing P business highest three point shooting forty two percent but when it comes down to it I look at the clippers with Choline Ball. George in that to me is the best team in the West with the fewest amount of question marks. Now they've had some issues Without one but when they're both together whether they're fourteen cheated four and that's to me what matters the most like I the NBA. Is that a regular season game. That was built to win in the house of their half scoring six guys in double figures figures in basically play. Nine I crossed the clippers. No most unless the Lakers were to Suddenly get just massive transformation formation pal. WHO's my he's shown glimpses of it of late with the with the thirty six point game but the consistent enough I I don't know of liquors have a third score? Okay answered either either. To Burn questions on Scallon Palace coups MMA keep him or trade him and if so who all star Celtic Brown own or Tatum Brown Brown okay. I Love Scowl. I thought you Brown showed so much in the playoffs against the bucks like he was that he was the one guy that kept coming at Jaanus wasn't always successful. But I trust the most. I think he's been the most consistent he's played average of twenty points a game. I just demand the I love. Jaylen Brown TATUM's right there. And I and I and I hoped him all star. But if you're asking me tatum around I I would probably Lean Brown. The first is really interesting. Because don't you guys still who has never been comfortable all year like it's literally on screen you know it's not good. You're actually you're good. We'll tell you if you're not here's life field you're gonNA get more his his floor if back good enough to win a championship. His and he rarely taps into his ceiling and in the playoffs. If he gives you one good game but most of the time he's on the floor you lose that's not good enough for the Lakers ain't nothing more than that. It gave you eight good playoff games. You keep him but if he gives you two and the rest of the time he brings nothing to the table. How is that helping? The Lakers won a championship. Well the counter to that is that it was the eleventh eleventh guy the Orissa Utah. He was twenty seven pack and he took them time to get to this point and then in the last two years he's been really good but on losing teams. You know he he's been the one guy that's that's benefited the most in terms of having the opportunities before the brawn came and now before Anthony. Anthony Davis I I. I don't think he's good enough as a third option if you look at the split. Soon percentage the scoring. It's all down throughout throughout the season. But he is. He slowly learning how to out a head of blame winning basketball. There was a piece in the athletic yesterday about it. Basically detailing how he's learning gotTa make the the right past. He's learning how to make the right defensive rotation it's a process for a guy who was twenty three years old Right now he's not right good enough to be the third piece on a on a championship team In my opinion and I would agree with you but you don't just trade a guy. It's that a six nine in sixteen in can defend and score like he can in spurts like so. The answer to your question is probably based on like what I guess. What kind allie do you get back? But I. I'm not sure based on some conversations. I've had the Lakers are really all considered trade. You know you've heard rumors of it but to actually train a guy that's that position and that talented will require a lot in return cheese George Shultz Costa the pull up podcast. CJ CJ mccollum also insider analysts Espn jack-of-all-trades really I WANNA ask you. What are your thoughts on? Ben Simmons. He sort of had a resurgence. Now without without embiid and the lineup triple double thirty point triple double last night. They've been winning some more games. He looks more comfortable are you like they'll never be. They'll never live up to their full potential together. Do you think it can work. Like what's your assessment. Ask Simmons and the sixers here. Yeah I I'm I'm more of the not believing full on it will work I would love to but a part of that Song Brett Brown like I. I don't I'm just not convinced that he's the answer alive. Sixers fans have been you know frustrated with them over the last few years It seems like they're fifty to one team and they're like three or four. See that can win a series or maybe two but to win a championship with Ben Simmons. I there's there's two ways to like Simmons and I'm trying to be positive because he is a good player and he's still very young but if you watch like look at how the nets guard uh-huh last week. They had jared Allen on for the second half basically. And they just SOM- Jared Allen into the paint and said go ahead you know and you know the. We don't let the playoffs change and it slows down. You have to score in the half or and Simmons is is just so many things so well but his feet vitiensis are so glaring specifically the inability to shoot or just the unwillingness to shoot and You know second of all free throws down the stretch of game so i. I'm not convinced adds that the sixers are a championship team I I like the fact that they accept so bias and said Jimmy. We don't need you but I still don't think they have enough discriminator shooting and it's not just you know they just don't have enough remedy shootings for me to say they could beat Watson or even You know be Toronto Right now or Boston. Austin I just don't I wouldn't consider them the best team in the East and without NBA. They've been completely irrelevant. Team they're below five hundred and is is Joel. Released showed US enough that he can stay healthy for an entire season. I kind of agree with you a lot of things and I'm not gonNA blame Brett Brown but when you just watch and you see other teams that are well coached. They don't look the same so when people say all can't work I wonder if it really can't work or if there is a way that it can work out there but I just interrupt like you mean specifically when you watch the the sixers you feel like what is it like their sats or disorganized everytime good. NBA team you know. They're running something to get their best player in a position where they can compromise. Defense get to on the ball and then play from there. That's really when you look at. NBA Basketball. How you get to on the ball all is is what does all comes down to? Is it by pick and roll. Is it throwing the ball into the post. Is it a wide pin down or is it a rip screen for a shooter no matter what you do you gotta to make the defense rotate Philly doesn't do anything spectacular to get the defense they pound the ball emphasizes. Yeah that's it and so it's it's like you're going against them. You're just like fine. If Tobias Harris has a big night but is that enough to win at all. I'm not sure but I will say this if they can't have make it work at that team's not good enough to win at all like they. They have to figure out a way because they're not going to trade one of those guys and get Chris Paul and then all their answer is going to happen. And they're not going to trade embiid and get Stephen Adams in everything is fine. They have to make it work with them. Because it's hard to win a championship so access to me. I thought they were going to be so much better this year. And they've been really disappointing in my opinion into that point the team that I didn't see being Toronto on the other side sided like I just Toronto ridiculous. It's unbelie you know what that's the perfect. That's what billy needs. They need a nick nerd. Not Rep Rally the new age style coach not a Brett Brown. Who's like this is as a Gregg Popovich disciple but I feel like he's run that team to the ground and they're so focused this on winning regular season game and they're not even doing at any leak rate that I just I don't I don't trust? I don't trust him at all. We'll get you out on this Jordan shots I I don't trust the rockets at all either now came into the season saying I thought that they might be able to push for the one seed in the east. Because I think the the West because I think they'd be yeah good regular season team. I could see like Ross hard working together in the regular season. Not The playoffs. I've completely off of that trip. I in fact I'm writing them off. I don't think they have any chance whether you want to blame the Antoni Oni whether you want to blame hard and whether you want to blame Russ all three of them deserve some of the blame. Are you willing to go that far with this team after another after another one. Seventeen shooting night from three for James Harden. Yeah Houston is You know what you said commissioner of the West the rudimentary data bad about a month ago really. Yeah it's there so disorganized you're like what is this team. What are they doing aside from that? They're terrible terrible to watch. I ate watching the rockets. Yep I rather watch the kings and the grizzlies then the rockets might my my to leap past a hundred rockets to me are brought a lot of Egos and lost basketball minds. I don't I don't put a lot of the women again. Tony because you know we you were. Russell is because that's always been the same guy and hard it's never going to adapt or change You know."