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NBA Campus Intel: Lakers' Offensive Woes Continue in the Bubble
"Thing about the bubble is I think it's GonNa. Be Really hard to execute your primary offense. If you will 'cause is way more indepth scouting of every team because you can literally go and see those teams in the bubble and they're all on TV and you have plenty of time to. Track things and check things out may make for uglier place more physical playoffs where these games, the defense sometimes is optional for much of the game. But I I guess I'm not a sold in Lakers and clippers and bucks even though I still think the Lakers clippers and bucks will be the Ford. Three of the fourteen remaining obviously the one thing with it's it's interesting as Ben? Simmons tweaks his knee right where you start to think to yourself wait I thought that that Joel embiid was going to be the injury plagued. One Simmons was one who had the back back issue before Kovic shut things down and now he tweaks a knee. Meanwhile, you got embiid who doesn't seem to be happy with anybody. Such a talent team but one that doesn't seem to have the ability to kind of get right but dude embiid is so talented. WHOA. So crazy talented I do think generally in the NBA now the jazz shake Milton playing the point gives them a viable scoring weapon I still like him on not nearly as much if Ben Simmons but you know they do al Horford but it would. It feels like it would kill there. Any chance to come out of the east. If you don't have been Simmons,
Shake Milton’s Late 3-Pointer Saves Philadelphia Sixers In Win Over Spurs
"The San Antonio Spurs lost by the Philadelphia Seventy sixers the seventy sixers took it one, thirty, two to one thirty Oscar down the stretch of that one Damore Rosen was tremendous Santa Tonio and it looked to me like the Spurs. We're going to win the game again for their third consecutive win in the Orlando bubble but then there was a key play late in the fourth quarter on Al Horford had the ball he looked to. The Post he looked like he was trying to post up embiid against San Antonio up to so any NBA posted a tied the game the John Day Mario, the defensive guard for San. Antonio over helped a little bit scale I thought he gets sucked into close to 'em. beat on Horford's ball fake or for kickback to shake Milton Milton hit a three that would ultimately win the game Philly also tremendous game philly a tremendous win for Phillies cal. But I think you have to be awfully impressed with the San Antonio Spurs starting they're starting to in one in this restart and they're awfully close to being three and all.
Ben Simmons' Injury Calls for More Consistency From Joel Embiid
"More bad news regarding Ben Simmons yesterday. He reportedly has a nerve impingement in his lower back. As a result he's expected to now be sidelined for an extended period of time. He will be reevaluated. In two weeks there is little expectation. Though that he'll be close to return at that point. Nick is the sixers season basically in jeopardy or is now this embiid. It's time to go out there and own it and shine. Yes and yes yes. They're seasons in jeopardy. Their season jeopardy basically evidently since the season started when they did not take a leap forward and step instead they took a step or a step and a half backwards but yes also this is Joel. Embiid opportunity to show everyone. We can be better without Ben Simmons. Mb Better with a point guard or with a collection of players in return for Ben Simmons that better fit my very unique skill set in the modern NBA. That Simmons and embiid have been an awkward fit from the beginning because of Simmons refusal to shoot and because embiid even though he will take some three pointers is maybe our last remaining old school. Nba Center back to the basket. Give me the ball. I'M GONNA punish you on the post and so the fit has just been awkward. And we've seen that. Both guys have at times played their best basketball games. The other guy has missed playoffs last year. Maybe best game whose career was a game. Joel embiid was out. Joel embiid the highest scoring game of his career. Literally was the other night when Ben Simmons was out and so I think Antoine. With or without Simmons. This is not a championship level team. They have not played to that level anywhere close with through fifty five games while the bucks clearly have but it is an opportunity for Joel. Embiid to give the sixers. Maybe a sneak preview of what the team would look like if this offseason. They were to see what Ben Simmons could fetch on the open market. I believe that. Obviously they're not. They're not a team that can win win with either one of those guys together or without them. They're not going to be able to win. And these two conference. I think the fourth best team in the East I think obviously Milwaukee's better than the Celtics. Antonio I think all three of those teams better than them even when phillies whole Right now this is going to be opportunity. L. andbranch legitimate shot to really get take a really good sample size of what they all. Look like if Ben Simmons then play and I would look at it. I will take that approach. Because that's been the compensation that maybe these guys cannot 'cause this together so I will take a look at that and see if embiid could be the guy that you can build around and see if you can win with him that fourteen game five hundred. Just settling scores still out there. Tobias Harris a guy you pay big into free agency. You still have him. Obviously Josh Switches on team you made a great trade thought an ad and scorns the team without its birth and then Robinson added to other guys. That can score the basketball. So they're not they're not out of they're gonNA make the playoffs. They should be able to win a first round series without Ben Simmons Back Andrew. I take that very serious. I think this is something that you cannot rush rush back. This is a guy a franchise type player. So you don't want to rush him back just for this season so you gotta make sure he's healthy. But I do not believe when even with both of those guys that are fourth best team in the East and you got to be very cautious to bring a same as back a- and at times it's unfair we've said on this show before the single best in life in the NBA. Is the the non superstar on the Max contract because you get all the money with none of the pressure none of the criticism? We talk so much about Simmons and embiid. Tobias Harris has not played nearly up to the standards. They paid him to play at an Al Horford. That that move right now is one. They would like back the money they gave. Horford in the fit. But those guys are I. Don't WANNA say untradable with those guys are going to be on the team next season. So you do want to see what those two guys can look like with. Embiid there without Simmons but the the numbers are are jarring. As far as way win the sixers are at their best with with embiid without some between show him. I think within bead without Simmons with Simmons without embiid with both of them with neither so that's their margin that's their net rating with just embiid. That is a that is a great team as far as net rating with just Simmons. That's a good team with both of them. That's an average team and obviously with neither of them. It's a terrible team. You don't WanNa see the numbers like that that somehow they are the worst with both of them then with just one of the two it does speak to potentially a bigger problem also to add to that. I just think when you're to superstars in both of those guys are stars last year. Yep they didn't get better You know you gotTa You. GotTa sometimes you look in the mirror. Ben Simmons to shoot a jump shot. That's embarrassing you know. You had to add a jump shot you smith all summer. You got everybody filming. You shoot. Jump shots you only want to shoot. Won The game so let me ask you this then. There have been so many stops along the way where we're Ben. Simmons could have been like. Oh okay reality check or now. It's time for me to now. It's an off season. It's time for me to get better. I've gotten myself so far if Joel embiid goes out and carries this team and I know that the record coming up or their schedules schedule is going to be a little bit easy but say they go out and be great without Ben Simmons. Could that be a wakeup call? Could that be a a little bit of a gut check like listen? I got I got to step my game up if this is not where my future is looking at. This has been. The talk is the conversation L. Brent. They may have the sits may have no they don't trade it and neither one of them but I think if you WanNa trae one of them you get a good look at. I think it's just a fact you get an opportunity to look at it. Take a real good sample size and see what you like. If you WANNA take one or the other I will keep both of them. I will just hold both of them accountable. I think you have to have real talks with them and say if you WANNA get on to the next level. We got to continue to improve. That's everything when be continue working on his body getting better law he what. He's good and where he could be effective at his game. Ben Simmons has to develop some type of jump shot or at least attempt some type of Johnson for him to continue to get better so he can expand his game. You gotta put that pressure on them and these guys have been making all star teams. These guys are supposed to be getting you over the Hump and getting you back to the finals. And they're not making the right adjustments in their game. So it'd be interesting to see what what Philly does. But what's so odd is their first year together. They were a dynamic. On-court pair that the net rating that. I just showed when they're together is point. Nine less than one point was fifteen and a half plus fifteen half their first year together. The year they ended the regular season on that crazy. Winning streak seemed like a really dangerous team going into the postseason until I think it was the celtics knocked him out in the CA- yeah it was the Celtics in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last year together. They were not as good as plus half but plus eight when they're on the court together this year to be plus one inch or two best players it makes no sense. Ginny. You say the reality check. Promise reality if you've been similar like well first year in the league. I'm the best rookie. My second year in the League I I make an all star team. Then I get a Max contract thirty in league all star again. I'm making Max money. Seems like what I'm doing is working here so it depends on what your what your ultimate goal is and what you measure success by. I think been someone who would sell. You Failed Never
Players most likely on the move at NBA trade deadline
"Forward so here it we're getting close to the trade deadline right Thursday three PM as the NBA trade deadline here's a dose of reality about the trade deadline I'm from our our understanding you know forget for a moment who the Sixers are interested we know they're interested in Robert Covington Bogdanovich Derrick rose handful other players with other interested in them our but the issue which has been the issue all along is what do they have to give up in exchange to make such an acquisition and the only names that anybody can come up with includes the organization or someone legs I hear Smith or Mike Scott who quite frankly nobody wants either those guys they're throw ins in a deal to complete a deal nobody wants them what is our year end Smith bringing yeah he's young but guess what he's still NBA incredibly raw hasn't matured hasn't grown hasn't refined anything skill wise so he has of no value right now he's not helping out anybody Mike Scott if my sky can hit a three he's worthless out on the court he can't play defense save his life so the only thing you really have his draft picks which you're really running out of them so when you look at the the reality of their situation right you know that nobody wants a Smith Mike Scott Tobias Harris is completely untreatable who on earth would want that contract for a guy who's hit or miss night in and night out who is completely unreliable nobody that's a contractor you try to get rid of when you eat a lot of it if things get out of control al Horford come home find a single team that's gonna want anything to do with that contract including the Sixers to be honest with MBT and Ben Simmons now I know earlier tonight our when I was that I was at home doing a little bit of prep get you know for let's talk about tonight and jotting down some bullet points you know Howard Eskin joins Joe Giulio I usually Tuesday nights and of course you know what a certain point they were talking six years and I'm listening to Howard and he would love for the Sixers to have the the guts to trade either Simmons or in beat by Thursday afternoon when it comes to that I could not disagree more we all know what they think it is it comes down to this we all know would ban is capable of and we all know if that big if becomes unlocked what is truly capable of and and the different level that he goes to what we we see how talented he is Jo Ellan beat when his mind his head is on tie and his mind is focused we all know the talent that he truly is and what he's capable of there is the incredible talents in the NBA which are so rare and hard to find right this is what you stunk those years for to get players like that do you think if you decide to trade either of them by Thursday afternoon you will get anywhere near close that value in return no you sell either of them you're getting fifty percent at best in return you're not getting the proper pieces that you think you're missing in return for one of them not even close the best I and I mean this is what I think they're going to do I I would be I I'm I I can't imagine any scenario where they decide that we tried to trade either of them by Thursday three PM what I envision possibly happening they move on from the head coach they find somebody else to try to get through to one of them to try to make it work you exhaust all options before you make a decision as drastic as trading one of those two players I mean this is the hope right here I I can't envision any scenario because the we all know Joe wells a half court player which doesn't exactly fit well as a centerpiece in today's NBA which is all about pace but having said that if it's heads on tight you get to the playoffs that's when you need to have core presence more than anything and when you have banned unless he has the exact talent around him his shortcomings will come forth in a half court game yet again so I I still I still hold out hope that the two of them can work together if the towns around the correctly if they're motivated properly if they're put in certain situations I will
NBA Trade Deadline: D’Angelo Russell To The Knicks?
"We're going to go through all the major players teams and things and what they can happen as we were just over forty eight hours away from the trade deadline online. So let's start there Ryan with the New York Knicks. They are actually one of the more interesting teams around the deadline. That got a lot of potential assets that they could be sending out. Marcus Morris has one of those guys. They've got a lot of potential interesting. Big teams could be interesting and also we've heard rumors about their interest in de Ngelo Russell in some sort of trade situation with the Golden State Warriors. So what could you tell us. What's what's the what's the latest on the next and what you're hearing about their plan now that they've no longer have Steve Mills that has their president as we approached the trade deadline? I'd be frustrated about about the de Ngelo Russell rumors if I were Nix fan because keep in mind. The Knicks had a bunch of cap space last year it was widely known that the Brooklyn Nets and other teams. We're going to pursue Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and that the Ngelo Russell may be acquire -able and When the Knicks did not get a meeting with Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving they quickly shifted and signed a a bunch of power forwards including Julius randle and Marcus Morris and Bobby Portis and did not go after Daniel Russell despite a big hole at the point guard position? So you know if the Knicks were to trade a bunch of assets for Liangelo. I think that would look pretty bad. You know six or seven months after free agency but You know this is where the Knicks I think they have the worst point guard or depth and talent rotation in the league. I I don't think they have a viable starter right now. It'd be hard to say that Frank Nickel Tina or Dennis Smith junior is they're offered Payton. It is a at least they'll even league average started so I understand why they have some interest in in the Angela Russell again I think they should be looking long term. I think they should could see if they can get the late first round pick from a contender for Marcus Morris. I keep an eye and the clippers Rudy. He made a good point earlier about the clippers ability to trade a first round. Pick the last time in in a in a while So you deal that would work. is Marcus Morris going to La For Mo- heartless and a first something like that. So that's that's where I'd be exploring if I were in the next front office but again what they should do and what they are doing. I think maybe two very different things I heard the next. They're interested in keeping Morris and they may potentially even add to their team like trying to trade for a Daniel Russell which I think would be a mistake but Yeah with what they have going on in the front office right now with with the changes in the short term pressure. I wouldn't be surprised if they make an aggressive move to try to add to their help me out with the NGELO. Russell like feel like they're the team in in the Leveraged Bridge position. But I don't feel that way I feel like there's kind of like a ticking time bomb on when they can get rid of him but it seems like the more they ask for assets. The people are willing to give that up like me understand de Ngelo Russell. Why teams are so interested in getting good question scale? I think because if you're a team that needs a young point guard which is we've discussed. This show is probably the most difficult position to fill in today's NBA. You don't have one then. The NGELO Russell is the best player lawyer who looks like he's available or maybe available either now or in the summer so I think if you're a team you know you're probably kick the tires on a guy like drew holiday. I especially especially if you're a contending team but if you're a team that's trying to build like the Knicks or like the Minnesota Timberwolves and Diangelo Russel is appealing because he's relatively young. He's in his prime him and he's under team control for the next four years One of the questions. I had prior to this. Trait season was whether teams look at. The Angelo is overpaid now because keep in mind Minnesota talking to a deal with the Ngelo Russell and the twenty five million dollar a year range. I ended up getting an average of about thirty from Golden State. So that's not a significant difference Overall but it does impact your team building your your salary cap and potential luxury tax ramifications down the road. So I agree with this gal but I think You know Diangelo. Russell is available now teams know that if they can't get him now that will almost certainly be available over the summer. And if you're a team like Minnesota where the young star and Karl Anthony towns who doesn't want to wait to win games aims and your teams lost eleven or twelve in a row. I think that makes Dangelo Russell. Even more appealing.
Four players most likely on the move at NBA trade deadline
"Team. I'm intrigued by is the Philadelphia. Seventy sixers who came into the season as a favorite to win the east. But I think they're aware see right now than people probably would have predicted and wild Tobias Harrison. Al Horford have both played well. It's still unclear whether any of these players including Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid should even be on the same team. Do you think there's any chance they make a big move ahead of the deadline or you can never say there's no chance but I think there's not A. There's not much of a chance that they move any the of their starters. So that's Harris Horford Embiid J. Rich and Ben Simmons or Matisse table who everyone and their brother wants because he's good and young and can you know defend like seven people. Once part of the reason I didn't mention much. I think they're going to do the obvious thing which is trying to package their little fringe stuff and see if they can get a little upgrade a guy that can shoot and come off the bench and all that but ah if they like. You said they're six.
James passes Bryant on NBA scoring list in Lakers' loss
"The seventy Sixers trick control in the first quarter taken a one oh eight ninety one win over the Lakers Anthony Davis at again my thirty one for Los Angeles lebron James at a twenty nine as he passed Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's all time scoring list criminally and career free throw component documentary occurred with the tip and it doesn't matter as for me I don't think going to the games and okay this is I'm going to do it if it would have if it happens and I like it a tool for did not wasn't really wasn't sure about it after the Lakers closed within five late in the fourth quarter al Horford scored seven of the sixteen points during a Levin nothing run that would seal the win Tobias Harris at twenty nine Ben Simmons at a twenty eight Michael long bill Philadelphia
Korkmaz gets hot, scores 24 to lift 76ers over Bulls 100-89
"The seventy Sixers rode the hot hand a reserve guard forward for canned court by us to a one hundred eighty nine win over the bulls Philadelphia trail fifty eight fifty five we need to go with the game of the nineteen five third quarter run that was capped by four consecutively point baskets by court boss court box was six of nine from behind the three point stripe he finished with a game high twenty four points a career high I know the expectation from coaching stuff you know from my team is going to go on the court I know that doesn't matter if I miss or if I make I just need to take open shots spend sevens and al Horford each other twenty Zack Levin had twenty three for Chicago Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Without injured Embiid, 76ers rally to beat Celtics 109-98
"The seventy Sixers rallied in the fourth quarter taken a one oh nine ninety eight win over the Celtics Philadelphia the final quarter down by three when they took away from unity seven to run capped by a three point basket by for a camcorder bust up by four wait the Sixers sealed the win with a seven nothing run closed up by a chopper by al Horford that pushed the lead to eleven Josh Richardson had a game high twenty nine been sevens added nineteen Campbell Walker had twenty six for Boston Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Embiid stars as 76ers beat Bucks 121-109
"The seventy Sixers took control early and hell of a late rally for a one twenty one one online window with a box full of it was down by three when a minimal fourteen seven run taken a thirty twenty four lead on a pair of free throws by jewel then beat up by as much as twenty nine early in the fourth that's a true some walkie close to the nine late in the fourth quarter but political apparently point baskets by Tobias Harris and al Horford and be the thirty one points Harris at a twenty two Chris Middleton had thirty one for Milwaukee Michael Luongo Philadelphia
76ers top Jazz 103-94; move to 10-0 at home
"The seventy Sixers use I had a forward al Horford tackle one of three ninety four win over the jazz down by three Horford scored eight points in a fifteen for renegade Philadelphia at thirty one twenty three lead in the second quarter corporate in a three thanks that on a sixteen nothing run that pushed the Sixers leader twenty five or for at fifteen of the seventeen points in the first half Tobias Harris had a team high twenty six Rudy go bear had a game high twenty seven for the jazz Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Richardson scores 32 to lead 76ers past Butler, Heat
"The seventy Sixers made short work of the heat as they cruised to a one thirteen eighty six win Philadelphia with the game with a seventeen six on the was capped by a basket by al Horford that was followed by an eleven nothing run that gave the Sixers a twenty point lead up by twenty if I have to all they beat open the third quarter with a pair of threes to win a ten nothing run those close by a basket by Josh Richardson who torched his former team with a season high thirty two points being putting this on my best friends is is always fun but I wasn't like just super amp Dover like super looking for to plan a guest on but on the nose of death a fun game to play and beat added twenty three Tyler hero at twenty four Miami Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Richardson scores 32 to lead 76ers past Butler, Heat
"The seventy Sixers made short work of the heat as they cruised to a one thirteen eighty six win Philadelphia with the game with a seventeen six on the was capped by a basket by al Horford that was followed by an eleven nothing run that gave the Sixers a twenty point lead up by twenty if I have to all they beat open the third quarter with a pair of threes to win a ten nothing run those close by a basket by Josh Richardson who torched his former team with a season high thirty two points and beat added twenty three Tyler hero had twenty four Miami Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Embiid scores 18, leads 76ers past Hornets 114-106
"The seventy Sixers took control in the second half as ended a three game losing streak with a one fourteen one oh six win over the Hornets trailing by five with the half Philadelphia opened with a nineteen the six run taken a seventy two sixty four lead at eleven to run at the start of the fourth quarter in the nineteen ninety four lead to all the beat had a team high eighteen points for come quick mods came off the bench to score seventeen al Horford added fifteen we were really trying to play with that with some good pace and I really move the ball well and I would always encourage and beat quick Boston Horford were among six who scored in double figures for the Sixers Cody Zeller had a game high twenty four for Charlotte Michael Luongo Philadelphia
Kawhi Leonard, Lakers And Danny Green discussed on WGR Programming
"The I still consider this over the last three weeks or so the following stars have changed teams Kawhi Leonard given a rant Anthony Davis Paul George Russell Westbrook career being Kemba Walker Jimmy Butler Mike Conley whole Chris Paul al Horford and deangelo Russell stores on the move all over the N. B. A. new Lakers guard Danny green said he had no idea where his former teammate quai letter was headed but he was pretty sure would not be the Lakers he said quote I felt like he wanted to go his own route a letter at all soul wound up with a two year plus an option deals so shorter than originally thought meeting he gets back onto the open market if he wants earlier while also getting the opportunity to sign that supermax deal with the clippers as a veteran of ten plus years Brian Windhorst on the league's reaction to a shorter deal and the reason behind it have you seen what the twenty twenty one free agent classes now looking like
Andre Jordan D'angelo Russell, Boston And Kawhi Leonard discussed on Bloomberg Surveillance
"To the association it's the nets that are the talk of the town on the first day of free agency they land Kevin Durant Kyra you're being anti Andre Jordan d'angelo Russell left down the Golden State while al Horford flight Boston for Philly Kawhi Leonard still the biggest free agent yet to
NBA free agency reactions
"Is what our NBA expert as Ricky o'donnell was up Ricky I'm too in very well so what well I I don't know what to say about everything that happened tonight to it did anything really surprise you about the free agency moves today I think you the friendliness of it it's almost like the league randomizer button today and tell it was dispersed throughout the rest of the NBA so if you feel like a totally new legal next year looking at it now at least before quite Leonard makes decision I don't think there's really a favorite right now that you know stand above the other team the warriors obviously you know losing Teheran takes them out of the championship picture next year locate on the injury so I think just the the friendliness of it was the thing that struck me about tonight will help him for going to the Philadelphia seventy six or four hundred nine million for four years that was a well we we heard rumors about the seventy Sixers during the week but we were thinking Mavericks we are thinking pelicans and I just didn't think you wind up with a seventy six with a lot of things had to happen to me but they're getting traded J. J. Redick Levon but here he is now in a row the arch rival of the Celtics the in the east the seventy Sixers now they have al Horford yeah it's a really fascinating moved from Philadelphia's perspective because it blocks the norms of the late basketball is headed these days to wind up with two centers in and beating harder to power forwards and then send it in to buy a terrace in then just one garden Josh Richards and that it's not gonna have a lot of three point shooting it certainly gonna have no pull up three point shooting in terms of a garden create off the dribble so and to even try to do it with the eyes they can try to do it with incredibly tough defense and with the smart basketball players of really fascinating concept for a team and we'll see if Elton brand look like a genius when the season gets underway Kimball Walker the Celtics and they did a sign and trade with the Terry rose here going to the Charlotte Hornets Nova that's not a bad trade off in Cuba might actually better be better as a team guy enters a distributor with with his teammates for the Celtics and Cary was but but I think the bigger losses for for who they're going to play at center this year yeah that's all these have to be looking at their free agent options is better right now they're pretty slim I think there's a huge Iran and big man today ordered meant so much to that team I agree that swapping out cabin carry this possibility that the site upgrades to Boston but adding need to find something in the middle and up with so many that topic men off the board they might have to start looking for someone the bargain in terms of free agent signings well boogie cousins I was gonna say the Andre Jordan but he's with the nets now Ennis canner I I I don't know who's out there to play center for them who's left yeah I think that Spanish is one of the deepest positions in the NBA right now because team his sort of reduce the number of big man they want on their roster typically so there's gonna be some guys flying under the radar I like Ken birch a lot quicker for Landau last season he could be a good backup forum I think Robert Williams who they drafted last year that improving your too so we'll have some options but corporate meant so much to that team over the last few seasons that certainly gonna leave a big hole center for the Celtics you know I look at the pelicans are doing with David Griffin I'm I'm sure yeah they they would rather not have had to trade Anthony Davis was a top five spell player in the league but I think considering the circumstances the return they got for him and now signing J. J. Redick today and creating thirty one million in cap space by you know force in the Solomon hill on the hawks I think David Griffin has done a about as good a job as could be expected here under the circumstances yeah the pelicans have been terrific signing here attic today they also got their neighbors we should start the moment center looks pretty good right now they can run out fevers and Diane and the phone cord on the wing your Brandon Ingram in the back court you still have Lago balls through holiday each one more so a lot of the intriguing pieces on that team there suddenly pretty competent right away I think that Diane is the rare rookie who could hit the ground running yeah I think he's going to peak earlier in his career than most NBA players do given the fact that his expose that lettuces and is one of the defining qualities so I think the pelicans are trending in the right direction how about this that the Lakers don't get quite Leonard I wouldn't be surprised how it can win more games next year yeah and I think if they D. had stayed with the pelicans the probably be in a better team right now than the Lakers yeah I wrote that destination back after the post in one draft lottery that in the Davis is top priority is winning should reconsider staying with the pelicans obviously Davis wanted to get the needed I wanted to get to LA so I think the pelicans done a really impressive job the rebounding from
Every Team's Top Potential Free-Agent Targets After 2019 NBA Draft
"You about to be immersed in woke bombs, because it is that time of the year. Our NBA insider, everyone else joins us. Whoa. Just before we get into free agency, which is going to be interesting. We are now what twelve hours removed from the draft. Your initial takes who won who lost? Well, I thought the two teams who made the most significant trade last night. New Orleans, and Atlanta, both fared very well maximize the assets that they had Atlanta moving up into number four. To get. The hunter from Virginia. Maybe most versatile forward in this draft the best defensive player player doesn't need the ball in his hands. They've got a lot of scoring on Atlanta team. And then Cam, reddish, who is probably a top three or four talent taking a little bit of a flyer on him at ten and then New Orleans, you know, their ability to keep expanding this Anthony Davis trade. They got Jackson Hayes at center beyond Ziya Williamson David Griffin, thanks, that's going to give them in the long term. Maybe the most athletic front court in the league pick up another first round pick. And now also have nearly thirty million dollars in salary cap space to go out and free agency. And some veterans to this team that could make it conceivable that, that the pelicans could make the playoffs in their first year without Anthony Davis. And usually when you trade a player of that, caliber. From a small market, you're going into a full rebuild. But I think the winning the lottery being able to get Zion Williamson has a lot of David Griffin to go and just the opposite direction. And they're set up really well in New Orleans, talking about teams on the way up in there seems kind of scratching our heads about that would be the Celtics. What what's going on there? Well, listen, they're preparing to lose career being Al Horford in free agency. They've got in the neighborhood of twenty six twenty seven twenty eight million dollars in cap space, they could use that to go after Senator to replace Al Horford. Nicola Busa vich in Orlando's a free agent. The Lakers have interest there if they can get the cap space for him if they want to put all in one player, but which is at priority in Orlando. You know, there's I think there's motivation on both sides to get a deal done. But if they weren't able to, you know, Boston's and position to swoop in there and try to make a deal with vich Boston still has some really good young players. Now they go from team that thought they were ready to compete for championships to a team now built around Jason Tatum. Jalen Brown Gordon Hayward who still on the right side of thirty years old, and who probably will have a much better season this year than last. But they've got to address that point guard position in Boston. They obviously have taken a step back if both of those players are gone free agency and that's and that's how they feel. That's how it appears right now talking to Adrian ward NASCAR ESPN NBA insider on the show Pennzoil performance line. And something we had Brian win horse on earlier. We're talking a little bit about as teams you mentioned move things around or creating cap space right now. The idea that the seventy Sixers with some available cap space could potentially take shot or try and get a meeting with Kawhi Leonard coming up in free agency. Tell us what you think about the viability of that. Oh, I think they'll get a meeting. I mean listen getting a meeting and being a serious contender for free agent are two different things and very often the relationships in place that will allow a team to get a meeting I thought all along Philadelphia would probably get a meeting for Leonard. I think the Knicks will also get a meeting with Leonard, but the front runners are still Toronto and the clippers. But. Players and their representatives will meet often sometimes as a courtesy with other teams but their focus in Philadelphia is keeping their own. And that's Jimmy Butler Tobias Harris and JJ Rettig. He's an important part of that group too, and he's coming off an outstanding season. It's going to be expensive to keep that team together. They knew that when they made the trades for Harris and for Butler, but their priorities to keep them and also find a way to keep there. You know, I think they may get a meeting with Leonard, but I don't think they're going to be a physician to sign them or insider, eighty ask is with us right now. Whoa. What, what are we hearing? The latest on the, the possibility that there might be a sign and trade deal that keeps Kevin Durant in Golden State, while he's rehabbing. So he gets his money, and then they'll be able to get something for money moves on trade. I don't know anything about that. I think the focus and Golden State right now is to try to sign Kevin Durant to keep Kevin Durant in with the warriors. They're going to offer him a five-year max contract, just as they were before the Killys injury. You know all the options that were there for Kevin Durant before that injury are still there. All the teams that were recruiting him that we're willing to essentially offer them the full scholarship, nobody's pulling back on the book or the meal plan, he's getting full scholarship from everybody. Maximum. Allowable for years with another team five years with the warriors, and they're determined to try to keep him keep Klay Thompson. Great analogy, by the way. As far as actual galleys of free agent when you can actually talk and deal with players. Forgetting that how much of the race is going on right now in the timing issues of these teams talking back door to try and get these things done. Now I mean we live in the real world, Mike and free agency started weeks ago just did. And so it's ongoing. You cannot keep people from talking, there are different philosophies out there. There are different styles going at it. I'm not saying every team is out every free agent is out, literally to go shitting numbers. But are there, some yes there are, and that's always been the case? But I think because of how many teams have so much you have over ten I think ten eleven teams with over twenty million dollars in space and teams who could go get it with one trade. Or waving a player who's got a partial guarantee. So there's lots of moving parts in this free agency teams don't want to be left behind. but you could also you can talk to your own player all the way through boston was able to talk about extension with al horford and it didn't look like they were not close on the numbers and that's why horford is headed in the free agency he feels they have some confidence there's a much bigger offer or offers out there for
"al horford" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"And fifty percent said they don't that's crazy. That's that is crazy. You guys are going to hurt yourself with these mind blown situation back there. Like a billion Mike are hitting the ground very hard their when their minds get blown by fifty fifty poll, and there's we're gonna have a human resources issue. Right. Alison, are you getting scared back there? Like if you knew what was down here under Billy's death. That's the other thing. I mean, he's going. He's wading through goldfish backpacks boxes. I mean, you can't even imagine what's down here. Of course, he landed on a king's crown of some sort Bill big victory for you here is it the whitest person thing ever to go into the woods by yourself. Big victory. Bill. Eighty two percent of the audience said yes, ROY told us black nickel don't camp. And I know h-h-hispanics don't Cam. So go down if you've seen one tree. Have you seen them? All. Fifty do presented the audience that. Yes. That's of course, Billy's got a very small window of into the world. And so. So of course, you'd thinks that all trees of the same. Do you believe that John wall fell his home? Eighty four percent of the audience said, no what a terrible reputation to have an get injured, and people know that you just been doing something, you probably shouldn't have. And so a simple shower fall is something that no one believes is Australia. Crazy. Ninety one percent of the audience said, yes, did you know that Al Horford nickname is the godfather? Ninety three percent of the audience said, no. We're prediction of Dan's was worse. The oh and sixteen lions would make some noise in the playoffs or that. He would take ROY Hibbert over Tim Duncan to guard the Brion in a seven game series. This is this is an important poll here which way or the people going on this Mike is put his head back together here, and is now trash canning. I can't believe he took Dunkin over Hibbert like what are you talking about sixty nine percent of the audience. They can't believe it as well. They're nice. What is stranger Robert Kraft giving meek mill or getting meek mill out of jail and promoting his album or that Putin is alleged to have stolen one of Robert Kraft Super Bowl ring. Fifty six percent of the audience at booting. That's a good show, man. That's a good show Here's heard heard the the. donlevatar show on ESPN radio. All right. Bye..
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"If he hits three those with the game i mean know if ray allen hits a couple of threes and gained seven and two thousand twelve the celtics win the championship again that year but he did the following team that they lost sight i mean the thing i think the the biggest criticism i have for the celtics in that particular game is they went away from jason tatum for so long they didn't play inside are they didn't go to they didn't go no not god harring al horford they didn't go to al horford enough in the second quarter that that's the problem that i had i think that's part of the place where they ended up losing the game but you don't shots they would have won know the problem i had was after jason tatum's mantras dunk over lebron four or five minutes before even touch the ball right right after that play it was the celtics went down by two down seventy four seventy two and they let tristen who was called coming out of the university of texas kristen thomson because he was so soft and patrick beverley was tweeting so basically everyone knows he soft they let him come down the pain and have an uncontested dunk which made the score seventy six seventy two and i said what the bleep like how do you let him somebody like al horford put a body on nature uncontested just didn't even get touched i mean it was like it was like i mean i think the girls who cheated on khloe with they would've contested that they would touch them because they certainly were that in vegas it happens yeah it's one play it happens in the end i think a lot of us are a lot of people made too much of the celtics team i think they were labeled if wow what a stunning team they are they overcome so much and they did overcome a lot but let's remember who they beat in the first round and who they beat in the second round yes milwaukee had jonathan tend to kupu they had the best player on the.
"al horford" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Thanks for taking my call so i gotta agree with you i miss the post up as well if you look at one point tonight boston had cleveland in the penalty and al horford reporters some they were trading threes for easy buckets for cleveland on the other end i just find it that they could have got game but i tell you what the caller you had earlier said brad stevens wouldn't take time out if it were me i would have had to call that time out to get my team back in line like go to the rack i don't know for me that's something that is missing from the game 'cause they could have easily got back in that game and possibly pulls it went out i would agree with that craig and something else about about the celtics youth and the athleticism is that they have an advantage i think when it comes to the explosiveness i mean the the the ops for jalen brown this guy's got mad ups and he's he's so quick and to get into the lane a slice into the lane to draw contact if it puts you on the free throw line great if the cavaliers back off then great but there wasn't a lot of that there were settling for three pointers and terry rozier and i get it it's basketball so everybody has an off night in our then now and then i'm not i'm not yelling about the fact that he wasn't making shots my my problem is when you're not making them how about try something different especially when you have an athletic advantage and yeah it was just it was it was hard to watch times but regardless i don't need to teams in the first half of a game going combined six thirty six from three they missed thirty three pointers in the first half they missed birdie of them that to me it's not entertaining basketball i get it you wanna keep shooting if you're a volume shooter but not everybody needs to be doing that for heaven's sakes but that's the.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"The some of its parts and a perfect example of that would be the celtics they announced the all defensive teams in the nba and the celtics who were the top defensive unit in professional basketball this year they dominated defensively that was their the bread and butter how many players were on the first team all defense you see this how many celtics ended up on the all defensive first team zero nobody are how about the second team all nba defense celtics elite defensive team all year how many celtic players ended up on the second team all defense one al horford that was it al horford the only one that made the cut and despite that this tremendous injustice which you who really cares in the big picture but the the whole of the celtics defense is clearly greater than these some of its parts at least according to the mainstream basketball media that vote for such awards that's that's an accurate way to say so the celtics are a win away from a date in the nba finals they did it by shooting less than thirty seven percent i just saw stat come by about how odd that is it's not odd for this celtic team but in the nba in general it's been very odd you don't usually win when you shoot that low this is the fourth time this year social played ninety nine games you can play game number one hundred on friday in cleveland but out of ninety nine games only four times the celtics shoot thirty seven percent or below four hundred ninety nine.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"Al horford do you go all right al horford second team lebron they'll lebron on their well when he tries he's first team but when he doesn't try he's not going to be voted on there so al horford a second team all defensive i think that sounds right yes the celtics should have somebody representing even as we speak right now kyle draper's having a new t shirt made yeah second team all what are you going to sell of that big al horford head with stars coming out of it five stars obviously but that's they needed to have somebody represented one of the best defensive teams in the league marcus smart maybe missed too many games because i would say he is all defensive talent like one of the guys you would consider as a great defensive players al horford deserve that baines would be the other guy but he probably doesn't quite play enough and he doesn't he doesn't do it in a flashy way but also in with horford to a lot of people say like oh he's the best defensive player in the league it's like okay well there's clearly guys better than him like he's very good in your glad that he's on your team but you saw some of the big men that are ahead of him and that's fine like he's not going to be defense team defender i mean that's he's a great team defender on the best team defense in basketball i was actually it was on i take this morning not the other firsthand back and re ping pong well on and i actually heard them talking about how in a way this was their words not mine kyrie irving really liked the celtics doing this well without him you know 'cause then it's how important is he yeah i think he's rooting for the celtics right because i'd like to against the cavaliers that he might be especially against the cavaliers but i would also admit if they win the whole thing like hypothetically best case scenario the celtics win the whole thing he's not going to celebrate the way he would have had he been on the team that's just the nature he used to convince example guy who was who was probably going to be the mvp.
"al horford" Discussed on 105.3 The Fan
"The last i don't know i don't know if i think you're wrong though is this the eastern conference finals well did you see the last four eastern conference playoff series lebron has been in where he lost game one he won every single series and none of them went past six games i think he has in the past i think now they just ain't got it and they're about to roll out tristan thompson the starter too that's the thing that's going to happen to try to work against al horford offer the boston celtics in two thousand and something was that okay i'll i'll admit it two thousand nine yet.
"al horford" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"A good stat yeah al horford in the playoffs points per possession on post ups one point three one nine that's all that's all celtics possessions points per possession when he either shoots out of the post or passes to a guy who shoots one pass away one point three six four you know where that last number would have ranked in the regular season out of all post players who did a minimum number of posts ups i i the dude is destroying every defense that they throw at him and and you know as you said it's it's all the people who talk about ova fifteen points rebounds this this is this is what he does he's ruining the here's your base defense six minutes into the game cleveland is like oh god are basti doesn't work let's try something else yati as a counter for literally all of those things you left out what the thing that he did in the philly series and then in the cleveland series to philly embiid who we both enjoy and appreciate not always somebody who runs back hard on defense lebron james openly admits you know he could he looks for spots during your game nick concern of defense and the celtics like okay and horford's getting these rebounds and just going full blast out this is something he was doing the during his celtics crib but i don't remember him doing it as devastatingly this where the celtics are just flying now and if he's getting rebound especially on the missed threes or long rebounds whatever they're just off and his ability to make the right decisions on fast breaks as.
"al horford" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"Coming up tonight the nba finals tip off is the legendary golden state warriors go for their third title in four years and lebron james and is h straight finals appearance tries to play spoiler once again warriors cavs catch the action tonight seven eleven in the finals against golden state he's got a punchers chance because you know he's the best player in the world easily and if kevin love plays well and maybe somebody else starting lineup they'll have a chance here's what i don't want to hear driving home to watch game one of the finals coming up to the nba finals tip off is steph curry and kevin durant base al horford who's the biggest name in basketball if you sort by birthday cash the action carolina al horford i'm a fan of al horford good dude good player people in boston roles pushing back on him a sexy guys not overly vertical good defensive player knows how to use the body can hit a jumper i like al horford i understand these people that are rooting against history lebron against golden state you're watching history and talk about that for a hundred years the braun lost another finals he upset golden state why would i wouldn't with why why do i not want to root for history sister james the store you want you don't want to kansas you you don't want another chance at history you only live for so long on this planet any the due to you see as much history as you can my bad my bad you don't want lebron finals you want this as you drive home for game one of the finals coming up tonight the finest tip all with steph curry facing off against marcus morris who's one of the top two players in the nba from his own embryo catch the action tonight i'll take you want your i'm gonna go with golden state the current dynasty against the greatest player ever by the way i know the outcome golden state is gonna win but they're going to win against the celtics but i'm getting guys that are young and the best players are horford and they could freeze a little those young guys in the headlights and we all know what the outcome is so i'd rather have a best player against the best team.
"al horford" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"This is the b team we really is there's some guys mixed in here with brown and tatum but if you think about it right think about this first second al horford your long time say i pick a franchise right al horford is the one superstar and then you draft a couple of guards that are pretty good and you get lucky on a guy like terry rozier and you find out that he can play this is really where michael philadel this kinda roster that philadelphia should have or be playing with right now in the postseason philly is going to go about it a little bit of a different way their number one pick has been on the bench series which is just amazing but if you think about it what the paycheck to pay what the celtics are playing with right now is what a young team that would be a seven or eight seed would be playing within the postseason and they're gonna make another run to an eastern conference finals i hope we realize what we're seeing what this group and look i get it to we're all about championships around here i get it that we're all about the end game but if we took a moment to pause on this celtics team and really take the step back as to what we're seeing and what we've seen throughout this series this is the best thing that ever could have happened to the celtics and do i think they can beat cleveland man i thought kyrie irving they could i know lebron is playing out of his mind right now but i'm not counting the celtics out in this series against cleveland.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"Sweep glenn glenn thursday morning a price doesn't have a good wednesday night it's gonna be really ugly for him thursday we'll see the problem with price on wednesday night is that he could be a lot better and still give up five line yankee stadium and that line taurus walker homeroom last night what you guys think of al horford i quiet i thought there's passing there's know there's there's pep talks and there's one thing but never talk about and that's pep talks everybody now know the young kids near talk little thing so see i think you're under under estimating what he was doing he had to put a lot of time and effort into integrating ben simmons who had had a big series so he didn't he didn't even foul anybody would say he didn't foul and so i time at halftime the seltzer will they will they leading or trailing by three i don't even remember what it was trailing by three so what halftime al horford what was he t minus seven he was over three from the floor he had two rebounds two assists an eternal so he had zero points in the first half so i simply at halftime because i heard the discussion early start on twitter you know after the first quarter of terry rozier i just tweeted up i know the discussion right now here at home versus year in a row i understand that meanwhile hashtag average l has had a great half there's some sarcasm thank you this thing hashtag it's okay to say he had a bad guys it's okay it's okay he he didn't do much and i would i would continue to third quarter where he really didn't do much either tommy when at you whatever your much reaction i got from that tweet at halftime how much zero you know much reaction i got from that tweet and the third quarter yes no zero no listen here's the thing i don't i listen the only honest to god unbiased opinions on al horford comes from this frigging guy average you make me sick did he dominate the overtime.
"al horford" Discussed on First and Last
"In last night's effort al horford who continues to just absolutely dunk over me after all of my joke shade that i decided to throw his way about being the last pick in the all star game i have been eating my words every step of the way who is this guy back to back series now just giving old man buckets i two jaanus and now to joel embiid what world in my living in we're al horford are still hitting fadeaway jumpers over these guys it's insane that being said in his greatest boston looked last night as great as boston looks last night i looked at the sixers team especially in the third quarter when they started to push back and make a little bit of ron and said this is still the better team this is still a team i think is going to win like the sixers shot nineteen percent from three last night five for twenty six from beyond the arc everyone was off all their guys after last series where we talk about spacing and shooters made the seventy sixers team dominant now the shot around thirty seven percent from three during the regular season well below that margin credit the celtics defense for that they clogged up the lane they made it a nightmare for ben simmons early on there and took a while for him to adjust and bead still getting used to the mask and embiid frustrated at the game not really from the offensive effort but what he knows they have to do on the defensive end the sauce on doofus you know thothose.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"Milwaukee bucks people loading up on the box to come back and even up that opening round playoff series it is completely lopsided most of the money's bet right before these games are played but nine out of ten nine out of ten dollars being wagered going in favor of the milwaukee bucks so the public is all over the greek freak and chris middleton and the bucks to get it done against the celtics and the game on tuesday night al horford will be out there man of much conversation in the last couple of days here some deep analysis on al horford at his place in the nba pecking order and what who the real al horford as they say and as many appointed out when the playoffs come around odd things have charles barkley was having a field day over the weekend goofing on al horford and pointing out that the the numbers that al horford is putting it up during the regular season that when charles barkley was putting those kind of numbers up at the end of his career they forced him to retire which is not a good it's not bad line it's pretty good line by charles barkley as he attempted to troll one al horford but the the deep dive the guys go deep into it on the the stat statuary they go they go nuts like oh my god al horford all these advanced statistics al horford is wonderful he's absolutely great there's nothing you can do that i mean he just go on and on about it i just completely lick his toes about how wonderful al horford is and this this rush to defend al over it's like the regular season is completely irrelevant here's the headline al horford showing why he's worth every single penny every single penny al horford is worth it's not an overreaction at all that is not no no no no no that is.
"al horford" Discussed on The Sports Hub 98.5
"Be to elevate his talent they need him to be but when you think about future big three al horford not going to be that guy needs to be jason tatum thirteen points for tatum yeah so and i know morris had that big night plus eight two by the way so when him on the floor they played better you know what al horford is on the floor last night he was minus six eleven and three but i will say in that final stretch of the game he had a couple of big rebound marriages and he did that against portland on super bowl sunday hit that game winning shot i i mean it's easy to sit here and pick on horford we could do he's hot and hold a lot of what he does other it goes through him you know at this point without kyrie irving in the playoffs for at least a first round matchup they need scoring that that's been there big issue rosiere sixteen last night monroe give you ten off the bench shane locking nine off the bench last night that's gonna be the issue for this team but with brad stevens says a coach guy can do a lot of wonders six one seven seven seven nine zero ninety five sammy in the hot tub what's up sherri my man joel great to hear your voice it's been a while long time you know how it is i'm doing good so i just i just got out of the gas station i was talking to this homeless guy so he was talking cell and he he thinks the celtics just fine he thinks that he's gonna hill right up if we make a playoff push that eastern conference files bring back hiree we like you said we only got him on your under contract and he's got the play player option use them all we can then right now we got blood terry rozier is gang affiliated he ain't scared of anyone read i believe so the celtics fans are out thanks every i hope that homeless guy is watching all the games and i'll be bought him a coffee now i hope he did actually yeah by the way that's what that's.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"To do more he'll he won't be as good so okay i have a hard time really understanding people try to explain to me i think that twisting themselves into pretzels and they don't want to face the fact that maybe the baseball guy was onto something last year that's what the frick coming down man the baseball game and and it seems like scale this starting to come around as well i would say if you've got three potential solutions to the scoring problems of the celtics with no kyrie i think it all starts number one with al horford number two marcus morris is going to have to give you twenty plus terry rozier is going to have to give you more minutes he's been doing a pretty good job doing that i'm not sure i'm getting into the later and semi heather selling here did you over but they know they're not over thinking it they're doing what loose saying i hate to admit it he's right in this one they are being so overly freaking protective of al horford i get the little things i said this to lou when we argue this last year he's not capable of doing this al horford can't be that guy right now al horford needs to be heard of it he has a plus point heard somebody talk about an all star player one point given credit for being an all star but then turn around and say you just you can't ask too much from because if you do he'll be he'll be worse he'll be worse what is he really is again he he's overpaid for what he's giving i just listen to yourself talk sometimes he he can't ask bore that's coming from his college co come from more look at look at their lineup tonight if if al horford can't give you a big night offensively you got no shot against this team right he's got to give you a big night or a lot of other guys are gonna have to do it he right now is the fourth leading score on this team averaging twelve point eight points and by the way a tick above marcus morris at twelve point seven do you think he's going to have and this is the thing you can dominate mark marketing right the kid get dominated by anthony davis he does against the adams tonight struggles against yeah because adding serena tommy awards.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"All the starters play a little bit more doesn't is he able to wrap it up or is the knee injury going to be something that that hinders them throughout because if it does you see i mean we already knew how important he was but then you take them out for a few games and you watch the team struggle without him and say oh my god like if they don't have him smart and nobody else on that team on a night and scary terry was asking them to do stuff he's not done before you're asking jalen brownies not quite there yet we know al horford is a complimentary player not a star in this league he's an all star and there's an allstar they're all stars all star taking stolen all star traffic bad he was the last all star he was all star name only he's been greatly all star in ability he's not all star in stats he's an all the allstar complimentary player i think you're missing nuance but when other guys have been out as he stepped up really at all on a consistent basis so last night he scores six points has get ready bounds and gets absolutely it was visible during large stretch of that game a couple couple thursdays go with the same conversation about is how where does al horford rank and in that game irving was better smart was better marcus morris rallies better marcus three or four guys that will import more impactful than was al horford in that game so i've given up believing that he can step in and be a put an air quotes you rich allstar when kyrie irvings not playing but if i believe right now i have to believe them and they're also smart enough that probably the bruins in this case for skies to play no seating is they know where they're going to be off they they know they have no chance of making a run without kyrie irving close they they know they've gotta get him back i'm not i'm not as scared.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"937 are you sick of the al horford talk yet that's been all of a sudden for last week or so these celtics topic about either you're a smart mba thin and you think he's great or you know nothing about the nba and you question al horford at times yes so this is one that is definitely started to bother me it you're allowed to note that al horford has played like crap recently and you're allowed to note that yeah he's a good player he does a lot of good things he's probably not worth a contract i think those are fair right that they if you you say that you are not betraying a complete and utter lack of understanding of basketball yes i think you can say that they need more out of him and that's what has been and i feel like the al horford defenders who also paint themselves as basketball geniuses feel as though this guy is it doesn't show up in the box score what he does his great and you can't question when he has three points five rebounds or his five points five rebounds or five points to rebounds those are three of the last six games those are the games since the all star break or is averaging eight points and then they twisted into all what did you think he was gonna be 2010 nope now i didn't now he is going to be 2010 but i think he can be more than what he has been they also spin it i say they it's a old group of people defender ira bill senate looked well simmons specifically tweeting a attacking maloney in a sense because we're lowest wanna call them average ow and whenever as a joke as a nick stock is a good name is the average noise either but he's an above average player but some nights his stats do look pretty average and then you hear about the new watson hear about all this other stuff going on but what's crazy is nobody the best of my knowledge says that he sucks and nobody says i wish they didn't have him and yet if this this huge defence how well you know if you knew basketball if you watched basketball you would understand the importance of al horford what got i think i get it i think most people watch get it but he's good i.
"al horford" Discussed on WEEI
"The realization lou how horford it not that guy but he is a fourtime allstar that impacts winning we'll so so that it wrong a gotten better every year so the problem is not necessary that is who years right and that's what advice so so the biggest issue the reason for the criticism is the amount of money that he's making correct andrew you expect more from him because he's making twenty seven million dollars but a christian as you know you're only worked with somebody will pay you if somebody you know it it's gonna give you thirty million dollars and you're still only gonna get them seventeen and nine that's on death and so this is who al horford it and so i can't get mad it him because the celtics decided to pay i'm thirty million dollars a year you look at create clashed with kevin durant and then al horford was the second guy and so you know but let's not a lesson i get a twisted right hold on okay j aji by all get make the eastern conference finals without our agreement okay japes i i'd probably we got to get to the crux of this okay because we're missing the point here between you and and look i tend to agree more with you when it comes to al horford i think he's better than average out but there are a nights where he's average out what lewis contending is that he came up with this that this nickname he talked about him and i can tell you every time we talked about the celtics when we talked about al horford he brought this buoyed up he and i would argue this white and what is claiming is illegal you're out you're liberated earns gals better here than we can we can we get this thing going over the friction here gentleman so what is climbing what lose climbing what lose claiming traits is that you totally agreed with the other day you sean deely agree new same opinion here doing get on the on the celtics programmed '09 you're like i'll get to the al get down and dirty you'll like tanguay wayne how old they asked year go back to last year.