35 Burst results for "Anthony Edwards"
2020 Draft Re-Grade: Western Conference
"All right will. Let's start with the minnesota timberwolves at the number one pick in the draft. They drafted anthony edwards one leandra bomar morrow twenty-three made a trade with the lakers that ultimately landed them jade mcdaniels at twenty eight. I give him a b plus on draft night and primarily digging them because they didn't take the top guy in my board. lamelo ball. Tony what did you think about draft on draft night. And what do you think about it. season later or. I don't remember what grades i gave. I know i gave a nor gave him a high grade For for anthony edwards But i'm going even higher. I'm going to give them in a For the address of our anthony which has been I think he's gonna turn out to be better than we thought. I think these He his rate of improvement over. The season has been Very very very noticeable. I think he's improved The one thing that that i want worried about going into the draft was his ability off the dribble. And i don't think he has any issues off the dribble He's he's a dog. I love how he gets after it. you know but one of the reasons why i wanna give minnesota at a is because of the practice jay mcdaniels You know he's he's exactly what i thought he was. Which is a guy who's losing with ability losing talent I was shocked at how good jay mcdaniels was. Defensively shocked
Atlanta Hawks-New York Knicks Series Preview
"Let's get to the four or five nacho. This one is interior. Going to be a lot more entertaining. Probably the one. Eight matchup gets underway. Knicks hawks sunday at seven pm eastern on live from madison square garden. The best place you could ever go to watch a basketball game. The knicks swept the season series. A couple of those games. You know nate. Mcmillan wasn't even the coach so they were earlier in the year but keys to the series before we get to our predictions for nick's hawks. Trade started on this one. Well i think. Julius randle has an opportunity and a strong chance at being the best player in this series. He was incredible against the hawks. During the year in three games he was over thirty points per game to forty point games. He had a game winning tip as well. Clearly i'm tap dancing right now. I'm trying to pull up these splits here. You know you mess around with your tabs so much during a show it just throws the was saying julius randle thirty seven points per game. Twelve rebounds six assists. He had the game winning tip as well. He dominated the hawks this season. There's no doubt about it. They just don't have a great matchup for him though. We'll talk about some things. They're gonna do a little bit later on. I'm sure but i do think randall is going to produce at the very least the question will be. Where do the knicks. Then get all of their other points. They've had some great shooting this season. They got five guys shooting better than forty percent i think. Derrick rose has a chance to have a really good series here but skeets. I was listening to your podcast with l g do set on the. I meant you were talking about guys. Who have tyler hero. Potential somebody to explode in the playoffs who also has a cool factor. Let me offer you. Rj barrett my pick for this season's tyler hero forty percent from three during the season. Hit some big shots late. He was at forty seven from three point line for the last two months of the season. He really heated up. the shot. seems real. And i don't know he seems like a bit of a cool customer after getting called out by anthony edwards gimme rj barrett to be the secondary star for the knicks in this series. Because they've got to figure out a way to get to basically one hundred points
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Lead
"Overpowering performance that is really required to sort of grab voters by shirt collars and shake them and say. Hey tension to me. I'm here now. Works for three in shimmy absent practice yesterday. His shooting got better from three point range as he became more culturally. And what feels like all school. Three rough ball tackle the style in the wolves have historically been a little more finance karl. Anthony towns is a little more finesse player de ngelo. Russell certainly is a finesse player. As well now. Here's anthony edwards who six four six five two hundred and thirty pounds and he was taking the fight to the grizzlies trying to take a bite out of memphis here tonight. As he completes his balance eunice looks at his right bicep. The seventeen of twenty two from the field eight of nine from three. Just delete everything possible to show everyone the ceiling for his potential and he's got forty two matches career high. It's difficult to take the bottle of hands and out of towns hands but anthony edwards this night needed. That's the kind of game that a voter can look at it and say. Wow this young man. Maybe deserve to be the number one overall pick and better look a lot harder. And not just easily swiped him aside. Maybe the way that. I had to before when the wolves were just languishing at the bottom of the standings because the other factor tiffany is that the wolves are winning down more and they're beating good teams bad teams and anthony edwards central park brought to you by the capital one quicksilver card with quicksilver. You are an unlimited. One point. Five percent cashback on every purchase everywhere. That's unlimited one. Point five percent cashback on everything. You buy an unlimited really means unlimited with. Quicksilver there's no limit to how much cash back you can earn capital one. What's in your wallet. Credit approval required capital one bank. 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Now the team can meet with two or three times the number of customers than they could before and people from all over the world can visit their showroom learn more about their story and others at microsoft dot com slash teams while john the timber. Wolves have the third worst record in the western conference. But they've been playing better lately and as you said we've also seen de ngelo russell comeback late in the season after knee surgery. Karl anthony towns is playing all the way to the bitter end when he is louie. Could shut it down so along those lines you wrote. The wolves are quote in no mood to tank. What's at stake for the team in these final games. They've had to try to make a tough decision here. Tiffany because they have a first round draft pick that they will keep next year. If it's in the top three if it lands outside of the top three they give it to golden state in the andrew wiggins for the ngelo russell trade so there are some teams who would shut everyone down and lose as much as possible to try and get into that top three cluster. Which gives you the best odds of getting a top three pick. The wolves have gone the opposite direction. They believe that they have not had enough time on the court with edwards towns and russell together because of all the injuries and all the other things that have happened over the last year and a half that they need to start establishing some continuity and some sort of baseline level of success to go into next season. And so you've seen these guys play incredibly hard against the utah's of the world against golden state. So they're very determined to really kind of show that this core that they have right now. Towns edwards russell is going to be the one that carries them out of the gutter. Finally john lamelo ball has been the rookie of the year front runner for a while now but he missed more than a month with a wrist. Injury has anthony edwards done enough to take the rookie of the year. Or does he needs some big fireworks this weekend to bring it home. I think the gap is now closed very considerably. I think that the wolves increased. Competitiveness has really helped a lot and edwards. Just playing great basketball. So i still think that it's neck and neck right now. Tiffany but i do think that a strong finish in these final home games for them would really push him even closer to the top. What the timber wolves would tell you. Is that regardless. They feel great about picking him number one overall they think they have a franchise player going forward. But i do know that. Karl anthony towns de ngelo russell. All of his teammates really would like to see him. Raise that hardware at the end because they think he deserves it. I mean he's coming to move. He's gonna be ready qualm. I think he's incredibly deserving of it as well with all of the improvement that is made in all the responsibility that he's starting to shoulder for this franchise and finally like he's the funnest interview in the league. He's an entertaining. do baseball. football basketball is lacrosse. Whatever you need me to play. I'm going to go do press cam. We've whatever you want. And if there's a tiebreaker tiffany. Give it to the fun guy. Give it to the great journalist. That's what i'm going to say. Well john thanks so much for breaking this down for us and you know we'll look forward to the next memorable press conference exchange between you and anthony edwards. I can't wait thanks. Tiffany you can read john. Cousens east story about the anthony edwards breakout and follow his coverage of the timber wolves at the athletic dot com. Thanks for listening this week. 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Towns, Edwards Stick up for Each Other After Timberwolves Loss to Heat
"While john. You're at the center of a pretty entertaining moment at a press conference. Recently after the timber wolves played against the heat and their former teammate. Jimmy butler can you tell us about the exchange you had with t. Wolves players anthony edwards. And karl anthony towns after that game. Yeah it was entertaining. And that's for sure. Tiffany as people may know. Carla anthony towns and the timber wolves in general have a little bit of a history with jimmy butler. He orchestrated his way out of minnesota. A couple of years ago there was no love. Lost so the timber wolves. Replaying the heat in miami. And it was a kind of renewal of the good tidings. If you might say between. Karl anthony towns jimmy butler kurlansky. Towns are really going at it. And they're gonna call technicals on jimmy. You picked up some of that. Otherwise people listen for themselves until after the game of course we have to ask our towns about that. Where where your emotions running high at that point where we're going through your head is that game came to an end there. It just so happens that he and anthony edwards doing a joint press conference and anthony edwards really kind of stepped in and took the reins mandate grown man. Let me just talking having a regular compensation gagged me me. Y'all come to see us compete. It's no competition. If we not six it was just a really illuminating kind of exchange tiffany because here's a nineteen year old rookie. Who understands that. The veteran right by his side has never been one that wants to engage in the public kind of mudslinging that jimmy butler let many players in the nba enjoy. Doing he always wants to stay above that. And anthony edwards understood. That and said i'm gonna make sure that squash this before it becomes a major thing and he did just that
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Jump
"It's just been. I am good outscore you but historically the playoffs you have to play some level of defense and the nets are better on defense. That'll have people including me. Thought they would be when they put this team together. But the cohesion that they've lacked in in In playing getting reps together to get some defensive chemistry. I think is going to come right down to it along with help because at some point i promise you. They're going to have to get a few stops to win a big playoff game. Absolutely health is number one to me. I think if you're healthy then you could fix those things. I mean you have better. It's not like you're waiting for a bunch of young young guys with inexperience in the playoffs to teach them defense. Yes you want them to play team defense. Maybe not individual defense will come about what team defense. But if you're guys aren't healthy you might not get that maximum effort on the defense event because we know offensively you always going to give maximum. That's just the way it works but defensively is what you want. So if these guys are healthy you can kind of go to these veterans. Hey you want to sixteen games that you just said it only takes sixteen like you said bribe. You're going to have to get a stop and let we looked over six months. That's our sample so far with this team. I guess a little bit less. Since james wasn't there right at the beginning of the season they've only had six and a half games where players have all been out on the court together now for the two and a half months of the playoffs is going to change. Are we going to get all three for a consistent period of time that to me is the only question and whether it falls this way or that way on whether their guys are healthy would make a huge difference in what i would predict for them going forward but we'll just have to see that is in a lot of cases luck all right coming up guys we're going to.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Jump
"Given away six overall. You're talking about the draft lottery. You're not talking about the naturally ratio. But thank you for clarifying so as we sit here as we sit here right now they have eight forty two percent chance of keeping their pick but as you saw tight those worth they win even two more games all the way down to thirty percent and again that's forty two percent get a top three pick in this draft. This loaded at another piece to this team and potentially hit the ground running next year. Or don't get your pick at all so this has been great. But it's not really fascinating. And those standings now yeah and look at pick would convey to golden state if it does convey and that is part of the dangelo Sorry the wiggins and de ngelo. russell deal vince. What do you think if you're on this team and you see this kid developing the way. He is against dick and his nose in their possibly for rookie of the year and just getting his confidence really becoming the kind of player. They want him to be do you as an organization. Try to kind of slow that roll a little bit so you can keep your draft pick or you say man go you know being a better in a player in the locker room. You know when you have a lot of young guys coming in. I get concerned when you do that. Because you see where edwards is twin. The trending right now and that's upwards playing great basketball. You don't want to scale him back. You want him to continue to continue to gain his confidence so next year he hits the ground running. Yes i know you want that spot but let's say you for some reason scale him back in things that mark next year. You want this team this team to come and play great basketball immediately next year and they can do that by continuing to play in their mind. They might make.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Jump
"On the other side yeah again job rat who last night just kept going to step back in the final three minutes. He then assisted on desma baynes dagger. The memphis win move the grizzlies up to eighth in the west spot that if it sticks would give them advantageous positioning. The plan tournament and john himself had thirty seven points. Tennessee's an answer to anyone who had mocked his bravado in that interview with shack. So is john moran a top five point guard in the nba. Not by most people's measure but it's hard not to love that he thinks he is. I do wonder switchgears guys back to anthony edwards who has been as i mentioned just an absolute hair since the break now lamelo ball has appeared to be in the pole position for the rookie of the year award. Even though he missed a chunk time this season. But i gotta ask the nineteen ninety eight nine thousand nine hundred nine pm year since the gap here. He absolutely is closing the gap Right now he's playing basketball and i said Some months ago. I said yes. Lamelo ball at that time was rookie of the year Leading in the rookie of the year Voting but if excuse me edwards continued to play the best of all the. He's playing he's gonna make people think a little harder about that award and he's playing great and like you said he extremely confident. He knows what he wants to do. And he knows what he can do on the floor and it's not just talking the ball anymore. Eight from nine from three. Yeah he's conflict. So i would go so far as to say that. That was one of the greatest shooting. Performances i have ever seen last night. He scored forty two points without making a free throw. That is just an unheard of number. Even for a veteran much less a rookie. Who times this year has struggled shooting the ball so he's been extraordinarily impressive. Now the big thing in lamelo side on this and probably why. I'm going to vote for the year is that he impacted winning from day. One one of the rarest things rookie can do is impact winning. And that's why lamelo is probably getting this and if you look at the lines in the sportsbooks it's like minus seven or eight hundred for lamelo now even after this game last night and and that's because it's going to be this way but his second half forget about the award his second half is really getting the wolves fans excited and they have elected to keep playing and i commend them in a way. Although i have to say it's fascinating what's happened here. They've won six of their last ten games part of it's because they're healthy part of it's because he's playing so well part of it's because their new coach chris. Finch has made some moves. They've really got them going but they went from being sort of comfortable in the top three to now the only game out of sixth overall now you may say well what does that really matter ultimately well for them if they end up with a top three thick they keep their pets. Were.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Jump
"We're leap so i'm not. It's not like no. I'm not worried. Aw james harden isn't worrying as his return imminence stick around to hear more from the beard dame calling out. The blazers homecourt disadvantage. This season without fans is worried and former. Nba vet turned social media superstar. Rex chapman joins us to talk about his inspiring. Second act so get you know. Keep it safe. Their appeal as the jump starts. Now that hurts. That looks like it hurts. I'm not gonna lie. That's a that's a jump right. They're they're trying to welcome to the job. I'm rachel nichols alongside the future hall of famer. Vince carter also the who collected podcast over there. Brian win live from the cobra. Dome gentlemen there are a million things to love about. John moran if you're a basketball fan but his confidence has to be pretty near the top of the list. Remember back to draft night a couple years ago when it felt like the entire planet was focused on zion williamson labeling him the most intriguing draft pick since lebron james will it was jaw who declared. He thought he could be rookie of the year and then he went out and did it. John is also the guy who in his first season. Trash-talk james harden got into a social media argument with steph curry. Basically the dude has no fear so it was hardly a surprise earlier this week when a t and t broadcasts shaquille o'neal ass jaw where he would rank himself among the league's point guards. You know a category. That includes steph dame lillard. Luka doncic chris paul james harden among others and john answered quote top five for shore. And by the way it's one thing for him to say that at all in just a second year in the league. It's another when you consider. He said it coming off. The grizzlies lost to the knicks. A game which joss scored a grand total of eight points onto for fourteen shooting. Honestly if it was any other player. I think those comments would have drawn a full-scale internet roasting but with job. All anyone wanted to do was see him. Go back his words up and boy did. He stake his claim at that last night in a game against minnesota that was so fun. No one have complained. Admitted gone five quarters. Murrah moran and rookie edwards.
Is Anthony Edwards One of the Best Athletes in the NBA?
"Edwards is a typical size Elite, Physical tools, like not just like good physical tools, like one of the five or six best athletes in the NBA in terms of the way that he translates explosiveness into power and into like body controlled. Pull up jumpers, right? Like it's just kind of a dog. It's kind of different beast in terms of like the smoke, but more. So he faced the music for a while and he started whispering, I don't know, like the background and he didn't play on the highest level here and there and like, it's still worked out, and
Episode 138: The Fame Monster - burst 13
"Shrimp you. Think top gun. I aimed ice. Do that movie was on tv like a week ago. The fucking movie do you top gun. So here's the thing. I hadn't seen it since i was a kid. I always talk it up to my wife. And i was like god. We need to watch top gunston. Because she's never seen it so it was on tv and we're watching this and everything involving all of the airplanes awesome. Everything else about timorese awful. What it's started slow motion and say okay and also got highway to the danger zone. That's okay and then you got playing with the scene obviously xing yeah checking the tax free anthony edwards on a little
Timberwolves Rally to Beat Jazz in Utah for 2nd Time
"The Minnesota Timberwolves knocked off the team with the best record in the NBA with a one on one ninety six win over the Utah Jazz the temple's enter the contest twenty eight games below five hundred but rallied from a seventeen point first quarter deficit and held the jazz under one hundred points for the first time since January Karl Anthony towns led Minnesota with twenty four points and twelve rebounds well Anthony Edwards and Angela Russell each scored twenty three points apiece boy bye Donna which topped the jazz with thirty points and Rudy Gobert are pulled down seventeen rebounds I'm Jim Bernard
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Free Agents
"God. I saw this on the dhaka's like jesus not alone. I guess that all right good. Maybe you're throwing a smokescreen here because this guy throws out a particular location where he'd have more signature dunks consistent scoring and arguably more fun in front of the camera thanks guys that's for eddie in chicago bracket not. Eddie winslow something like that. It's an important time for family. Family really matters. So thank you so much. Eddie you why are people going after zion. I anthony is different player. So i would say the answer is yes sir. Anthony edwards is a high fliers. I is a is a high flier in his own way. But it's just not the same so even last year if you're just comparing zion's rookie season rea- half a season to to john. Marine drummer had way more moments because he was way more over the rim. I think when you look back at anthony edwards rookie season here. His rookie year is going to be more memorable than zions first or second year. Mainly because of the dunk on utah watanabe. That's really the biggest reason thrown doubt some other huge hammers. But i think he's a special dunker. Just a very special dunker. So even if anthony edwards rookie of the year which now this lamelo ball news really puts him in. The driver's seat puts him in the lewis. Hamilton seat for winning this thing. So i think no matter who the rookie of the year is. I think you'll always remember anthony edwards big dunk on utah as the biggest play from either of those guys in either of those for their first couple years. Now zion missed the first forty four games. His first season last year then season stopped in march so he was at a bit of a disadvantage there. but what are what are his memorable moments probably is opening game where everybody was ready to be disappointed because nothing was really happening through three quarters and then bang bang bang bang. He hit four straight triples in the fourth quarter which was bloggers. And that's not his game. So i get what eddie saying. Anthony edwards a special guy though. He's a special special dunker. So yeah. I think the answer is yes. But i don't know why we gotta rail on special player yourself anti-big biases running wild. And you can see this. You're telling me anthony. Edwards is a more consistent score than zion williamson who was a more consistent score then shack come on. This is a ridiculous thing nuts. Yeah don't go on you to massive definitely the best dunk between either of these guys careers. But i'm sorry. You does not jumping with his eye on watchos. Ion highlight tape watch rudy gobert. Get out of the way of this guy coming in vallejo watch them throw rio bear to the ground and then watch zion finish. Everybody says lebron. Why don't you just go to the rim. every time joel embiid. Why don't you just go to the rim. Every time you honest wanting just go to the rim every time zion does it never as like this guy is the most boring players allegra d culas stuff honestly ridiculous stuff eddie. That's why you're windsor. Well yeah i think. He just should've left a consistent scoring of this email at he. Not winslow otherwise. Yeah you're right okay signature dunks. Yeah anthony edwards beat right now fine and probably more fun in the front of the camera. Yeah okay the seems like a very very Corky character wanna call him. That is super confident. In who he is and he's he's a great quote machine and he's fun the game. Okay yeah maybe. That's more exciting than zion right now but consistent scoring you lost me there my man just because he's a put up what i don't know what the averaging like twenty-five over the last little stretch years since the all-star break i know he's getting great numbers. I like all star. He's at twenty five per game for the season. I'm saying saying for like two weeks. No zion is a consistent scoring with. She'd just because it's not as exciting as anthony edwards. So yeah you don't need to knock down zion. Just billionth the up. But i'm i'm lovin these dunk samantha edwards. And i still think it's important zion's gonna just absolutely get somebody like it's coming. We know we can do it. And then that'll be the next big top shop moment that everybody will want so anything to add to this one. No edwards is right now having the most noticeable period if he's short career because he had forty two point game he's hitting threes he had the dunk. So it's kind of like. Oh this go. I might be. He is actually a legit number one rookie of the year so That's why i think anthony edwards is more into the conversation right now because he's season didn't start off all that well but he's picked it up. He's a good player. But you know this is a great comet jag. Zion is gonna get stephen adams by accident. I real troop host or the league debate. I could see that happening. I was surprised to hear on the podcast last week. The anthony edwards was getting those jimmy butler comparisons. I mean fair enough. They're both jack shooting guards. But jimmy butler was nothing like anthony edwards as rookie. We're talking about the edwards. It's like jimmy butler as a player when jimmy butler finally got minnesota 'cause when jimmy butler was a rookie. He was the thirtieth pick. He scored by getting back cuts and offensive rebounds. We're seeing you know current nba finals level. Jimmy butler stuff from anthony. When he's playing at his best. The future is certainly bright. No doubt about it. How soon is it going to be before. It's anthony edwards team. We're talking about cat. Go into phoenix to play with devon booker. De'andre eight and returning to minnesota. That's going to happen someday. I think was already talking about feels like months ago. Aren't you leave. you want cat caddo to. They're a good point and us. Speak to the comparison there. I think i came up to that without one just seeing the similarities between the words and jimmy butler. It's impossible to remember guys rookie years. I mean yeah. It's definitely anthony edwards comparison to more modern day. Jim jim because jimmy wasn't anything like anthony edwards in year one. I mean he wasn't doing anything. Anthony edwards balling. And yes his team. And so i don't know what happens with him and cat. It's he's got an option cat. Has this this opportunity here to have a one eight beside him. Anthony was come out of the gate the he is. He's taken over that team and that just doesn't happen in the nba very often. So this is a great opportunity for cat from the draft. You got somebody beside you so hopefully it works out there. In minnesota to have to number one picks who can ball. But yeah it's a roller coaster. There man it is of some nights are great and some nights anthony. Andrews doesn't have it but hopefully they can put it together on the same night because even last night anthony edwards tried to decapitate moses. Brown is a seven to center from. Okay see tried to try to post reisman. It was amazing. Moses brown wasn't having it though he's been poster is his his young career. Plenty got post rise..
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
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"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"For a long time and as my point. Let's let's let's have a conversation again in one year two years three years because as look different in a few years once especially big guys. The nba takes slow while action wedding. Give james james. James wisner a little bit longer run here. Before we start making big pronouncements as good as lamelo is like. I don't know if this is good as he's gonna be like is he going to keep growing you. Can you know what was the stat own posted on the day about lonzo ball. We looked at lonzo after a couple of seasons act. Can't you just can't can't shoot denigrate. You're shooting east it all everything. You want to save llandough. His older brother. And this is in his game. That in league She's done a pretty good job addressing that means he's making threes this year at a clinic where you could cynically look. That's that's what happens when you're about to contract here. Sure but he also played one year of college and he had a funky shot and so sometimes it takes time to adjust the nba and get confident in making that shy. The at all the very strange transition year right the one year where he was like was lonzo mma. They were running the lakers in the next year. The got there and that was a little bit of an adjustment. then gets traded. This is this is a strange first. Couple of years leaks. Let's let's let's give that time where we say. Who the best player of those three war but brian. You're right like this. We didn't think this draft i. I think there's several rookies this year. That have come out and been very impressive. Nets even more impressive. Considering how little scouting teams were able to do and how little the immense tournament was played last year. Somebody really gets player rusher so i think it's been relatively good trapped considering how badly thought it was last year. I add to that the real quick like we. I don't. I don't know georgia made fill last year. Anyway wiseman was out. We wouldn't have seen ball anyway but other positions which i think is really savvy that you may as guys progress. Like ball is at the position to me. That is gonna see more defensive. He like scouting lit. So like i'm not gonna call this lightning in the bottle. I think the kid can have a fantastic nba career but this is going to continue to shift. You know what. I mean like end for me edwards at a position to play off of russell cat that seems struck is struggling right now but this can't we can't be prisoners of the moment when we have this conversation. That's just not fair to anybody. I agree. I just think it's so interesting. The cat is so attuned to it and well he's going to be thinking about. Its own future there too. I mean there's a there's a sense of is the has has he really given this pairing the angelo russell. Enough time to really see what it's going to be because they bulb in her. It will have pat no way together. Yeah and they've had a coaching change in the middle of it I really think christine. She's gonna be good for cat. he's that was. What if he started. When when you start a denver credentials there. He's good at running an offense around big men and in the utilizing cat. No way that ryan honors probably didn't necessarily. I think i think you need to run the offense recap and they didn't do that before i think we're just now starting to see what it's gonna look like when he plays a focal point. 'cause he's he's really good asir and i think we forgot about him. Remember just just a few years ago we were talking about. If you were to start a franchise one young lady. Who would it be most people. The answer Cats and because of injuries. Because how bad minnesota's been because of the instability that we've seen. There wouldn't give that answering where i think we'd all say dodge but can still really player and i just passing wise vision wise ability to create. He needed a coach. Who can unlocks some of that. And we're just just getting started. Why anthony edwards was asked about this last night. And he's he's very confident and he does great interviews and he said i mean they took me. It's.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"We talked a little bit ago about anthony edwards. Who had the best game of his rookie season on. Sunday scored thirty four points by the way after starting owen and five or six chris finches got the wolves. A couple of wins in the last three games Edwards Took a took a blow in that game from ns kanter Then was able to come back and lead them. I think he scored like twelve or fourteen points in the last seven minutes He's he's had a couple of incredible moments His athleticism is off the charts. He said a couple of crazy dunks yet. Another one last night on right down the line His he's a sort of a typical rookie in that. His efficiency has been not great to shut under forty percent from the field under thirty percent from three. He said some nights where he's just had really bad shooting. Numbers right now where The ngelo russell is out after These knee injury. I think he had a surgery but it was a week. Beasley is is serving a long suspension They don't have like they need him to score You know they're not a very good team. They're like eight and thirty or something. So he's he may be. He may be taking on more of a volume scoring then he should But so last night something interesting happened in this game Please gray has thirty four points. They win come back Dame had a at a great game you know the the blazers are short handed right now to but they come back and make make a real nice way any win for the for the wolves very nice And the naturally game. Carl towns and i think this is important He brings this up on prompted. It wasn't like somebody asked him about this. Carl and say this about carl. He's very media savvy. He knows what's going on out there. He said everyone's trying to find a way to show their better than anthony edwards because he's He was taken number one. And let me and this is. I can't tell you how loaded of a statement about the read from carl. Towns was let me say that it was also the right decision for us in this organization. Want to make that very clear. And i think what karl is saying here. I think he's reacting to the fact that lamelo is getting a lot of love right now. and people are like. Why the hell didn't you take lamelo. number one. He's he's patting his rookie. His you know his guy. He's given a pat on the back saying you're doing great kid. It was important for the right decision for us. In this organization. It was the right decision because taking men what have been his position that would have forced him probably out of position in one way or another and his close friend de ngelo russell or at least his friend. I don't know how close they are. But you know they're friends it's clear The end zone russell was brought in. They made the huge trade for him. He was their point guard. He didn't want any confusion there. So they took the other wing. They took the wing Not the point guard and not the big man and look You could argue that. The modern nba having wings is the hardest thing to get. You get a super athletic wing like that and you can. You're looking to break the tie. That's fine but carl towns are saying that he's trying to be savvy basically saying look. We had me and I this is my interpretation. He saying we had me and the angelo. We needed a win. We didn't need someone to play our position and monica. I wonder. I think carl's reacting a little bit to what's going on out there and i wonder if he's ultimately going to be right because edwards is exciting player but he hasn't been lamelo awesome it. He's right right now. We like what we're doing. Like and i remember all the draft up shows and whatever and obviously i don't have the intel that you guys have literally roster by roster edwards was the right decision for the minnesota timberwolves bar none right by and especially you guys so eloquently pointed out how high the warriors were on. Wiseman like i get it. The memo ball is surprising. Right now we now see a very bright future for him. It's great but in terms of what each team needs like it's relevant it. Lamelo ball went to minnesota and had to sit behind russell like knock on wood. That maybe he did or didn't get hurt. But i don't know what we're doing. If anything i applaud catford isn't terms of padding his guy on his back but to me of you play its interests of rosters. And just what we like. This is not even a conversation. I mean we're going to go. Oh and also turned out to be great. Mike you can apply that to any ever like this. That's the breath. The question is are. You is carl towns russell. Good nut that you're accommodating them in this way now look at the outset of it maybe. They just evaluated edwards. A better player. 'cause two teams passed on lamelo. Just gonna debating this.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Was the most valuable asset in just a team on another teams back this year. Top three protected when after this. Which by eric welcome Minnesota keeps fit goes to four or five words. Get this year and this is a really good draft. The top five players in this draft really good is a dog. It is here the following year. It completely unprotected while so There's been some rumblings about you know some people that i've talked to you about the warriors being active on the trademark it Momodou do Have you heard anything about the could assign is whether or not they're gonna keep kelly oubre. He's out your slow. He has had a really nice resurgence. Us tom ahead that he was really really shooting stroke together. He's been at ice layer them the last couple of months. But he's he's probably offers zone. The question or warriors is. Do you want to pay the giant luxury tax bill to heed counting on your roster the rest this year or do you want to go to get because you have to sign and trade within the worst. Their philosophy engineering deals do not Nothing and sometimes has taught them. I would say kevin durant you lose nothing. They end up. Parlaying that Russell becomes injure willians west arizona thing so say that's pretty.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Push. That's his job. Interest has was something actually happened. The warriors this week with jay weisman He missed a couple of covid tests during the during the break and as a As a sort of disciplinary measure. Not sort of it was a disciplinary measure steve. Kerr sat him for the first three quarters of their first game back and it was an interesting little pinch point. That's okay interesting. Little pinch point because you know lamelo is doing so great. We talked about lamelo on our last. Podcast here And anthony edwards has been doing really well And you know wiseman was hurt earlier this year. I'm a big believer. Monica in wiseman I love his. I think he's got tremendous footwork and athleticism for a guy that size. I really believe in his future. The warriors really really wanted this guy locked in on him Were really focused on getting their hands on him in the draft. I know that he tried to be politically correct with minnesota but he did not want to go there. He wanted to be a warrior. The warriors said no. Thank you to lamelo who i think would. Can you think about lamelo playing with steph curry right now. I mean the way lamelo delivers passes So look his career will be defined in the futures can be defined right now but when you and he had sixteen points last night had a really good game. I'm a big believer in james wiseman Michael what do you think about the way that the the warriors have handled him this year and and try to bring them along as he's a really important piece for them you know. I didn't love the three quarters. Sit down thing. But in general i feel like he's been baptized by fire but he has. I mean we to one about jerry mom but i see him as a really great team teammate. In sort of teacher. So i have not had a problem with how debuts them so far this year. I think that he's learning on the flying sometimes. That's okay. I think we would all agree that this team is probably better. That will at least for me. I don't know about you guys has been better than i had initially anticipated. Especially oh yeah. I thought they were no way a playoff. Like what what's happening and steph is definitely back in that. Mvp conversation for sure. But you know. I'm glad you said it though ryan because the idea of comparing him to those other two when he's going to actually have a shot you know to be in. The playoffs depend on what happens in the east. There's a world in which charlotte does as well especially with the new format But the up. i think. I can't remember who said one of our. Our analysts are former pro guys. I don't know who said it. But they talked about the value of where guys spend their first two years in the league in terms of learning right and so above aw the warriors organization respected steve. Kerr's respected you're running alongside a two time. Mvp draymond who's going to be a guy who potentially could like finished with higher rebounds in assists numbers than he did points would be kinda crazy but could happen. But you're in a system in which are being taught how to play the game correctly and these formative years to me are so huge like no great with the way that the warriors have been able to handle him. And i think that he's done a good job of navigating the car care how talented a rookie is outside. And maybe laurent and maybe sign but even onto like. There's going to be a curb. And i think he's done a yeoman's job with the. There's been a lot in the bay area radio etc and even internally with the warriors about how much they should prioritize us movement. That's that's geez. Wiseman jordan pool in.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"What you get you get somebody. Sometimes it works. I won't but you're talking about the car in the same breath as you as tony. Parker kyle lowered like these days in reggie jackson. Nice job as a faculty starting sometimes. But you're right. They don't really have a lot of unstability there what they could do in. This would be iraq rather than to do they can do something with lou williams. I think he has some value. But but then there is some sort of donald who you're asking to be better and you lose all that scoring all human. He's had like your chicote right when you. That's i think that's who they'd have to trade for george hill it. Actually that wouldn't even get it done. They'd have to trade Lou williams and one of their minimum guys Or one of their with their low level guys may be Compa who's the guy. They drafted to do that. And then you probably would have to add a second round. Pick in there but is well. I mean i was ramona. I feel like that begins to create more problems than it solves at that point. That's the point mark. I don't see like a year ago. I was so on this team. I so feel like they were the team to do it and like boy was i just wrong and now i look at their roster and i just see this whole and i you know not only do i see their focus and intensity issues. I see this whole guard. And i don't know how they fix it because as you mentioned that would hurt them to have to trade lou thing that i see ten thousand two teams that came into the twenty twenty one thousand nine hundred and twenty season in los angeles picked as championship contenders. Each of them had pretty gaping bullet point. One of those teams decided to make james point guard in.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Mature. Knew how to bring that consistent energy every night. it's what. We frankly stockton lakers last year when we went onto win out this wet in a lot always sold Lose three games are all the. I think it was all year. There might have been one structure the but they were very consistent on your long profit energy every night. There's there's going to be games here or there. But he a seven these games Young teams rica question the energy level and by the way the monica. They play the mavericks. Tonight you this. Podcast hasn't been released so tomorrow for all we know they'll beat the mavericks but it does not going to change the up and down nature of this team. That's got you know this is built to win a championship. This is not a four year project. This is win now. I guess i'd have to defer to you guys before. I dive in on this because i just feel like this year is so odd in so many ways and yes on the counter. We are past the all-star break. But but i just what have we play. How many games have we played to this. I just wonder if under regular circumstances on a regular year. They're twenty five fifteen one now. They got a lot of gangs under their belt. At this point. I just i'm weighty ideas Still giving seems a little bit of grace to kind of wrap it up as we make this push. I just think on any level of basketball on nba year. The oddities of this year king again for granted and i think Saying something like that in the media is certainly signaling to the rest of his teammates. But i go back to those reports that we had the offseason when it comes to this particular team that maybe the chemistry issues still aren't necessarily On you mentioned lead ramona. I think about a guy like landry shamet necessarily a big time swore but just younger understood his role like you can come through. This roster was not a ton of and i guess that could be a double edged sword in. You're supposed to have guys that understand the rigmarole to your point about the young team jumping up and get them. There is a certain urgency. That i feel like younger playing with understanding that. This is a team. That's supposed to be sending whether that's we are now last year.
2021 Lottery NBA Mock Draft
"Tony. And i are going to do our first lottery. Mock draft of the year today. We're going to go back and forth. Selecting picks to put a draft order together. Midseason is really difficult. Especially if you've looked at the standings anytime lately and seen how bunch together so many of these teams are so i went to espn's basketball power index That list teams projected records to the season through a number of statistical factors. I think it's it's probably a better look. At where teams are going to be at the end of the season then necessarily their records right now and then based off of that we put together a draft order that obviously is going to change and obviously will be affected by the nba draft lottery where the top top three teams each have a fourteen percent chance of getting the top pick and so on as you know how the draft lottery works and so doing a mock draft. This time of season tough until really until the draft lotteries over. We don't really know the order but but we have some guesses now based off of where teams what teams have played. And what's going on right now and we're going to do our best to give you a are mock draft For the twenty twenty one season. First one we're just gonna cover the lottery and we're going to let tony how the first pick in the draft and based off of that. Espn bpi has the minnesota timberwolves projected to have the worst record in the league. Which is actually pretty good news for minnesota timberwolves fans because the timber wolves have to trade pick to the golden state warriors if this is pick four thirty and so the only way minnesota keeps this pick is if they fall into top three right now. If the season were tomorrow they'd have about a forty point. Seven percent chance of keeping this year's draft pick a falling the top three in the draft. So this is no guarantee from minnesota that they'll have the number one pick they all said the number one pick last year. Tony you're on the board. Who do you select if you're the timber. Wolves with the number one. Pick in the twenty twenty one nba draft. I select the I will not need three minutes to make the selection I'm selecting k. Cunningham six hundred seventy one hundred twenty point guard out of oklahoma state and so when you When you make your draft selections you do to you draft for two things you draft For value and you draft for need and this is both in pick antibi- you pick for for for the minnesota timberwolves number one. K cunningham is the best player draft You know. I think the gap is actually close Because you know. I think jonathan coachman gain in jalen green. You know both of those guys you look at them and they have some real special tools But that being said you know k. Cunningham is is still am. I is the most shore Most short superstar player in his draft. In and i think that's a compliment to how good distract is going to be especially in the top five But you know cunningham can score at all three levels. No he's sick. He's all seven all twenty. He's he's a natural point guard You know if you're minnesota you're trying to trace the ngelo russell Like as soon as possible In you know you put k. cunningham in the backcourt with anthony edwards who i think both of us can safely say it's better than we thought he would And i think that. That's obviously a backward for the future for the minnesota timberwolves in a really nice triumvirate with karl anthony towns so Definitely you know we all rights won't always talk about. We need some some of these number. One picks the go out east but you get the number one pick in another kind of generational prospect that comes to the western conference. I'm totaling till the agreement with you. Tony i think look. I don't think. I think there's five guys that can make a claim to the number one pick in this draft and so it's not like cunningham is a lock here but because of that i would put all of these players in the same tier and then when you look at what minnesota actually needs on their basketball team. Right now i think cunningham is just the right fit for this team as well and i i see him as a really nice compliment to karl anthony towns and to ant man right now and i think that this is this will be a huge boon for minnesota. If they get this pick and you know look everybody in minnesota has got gotta be crossing their fingers at this point Like you said if they fall out of the top three golden state gets this pick. And i think golden state already one that andrew wiggins dangelo russell trade as it is but if they end up getting you know the fourth or fifth pick in the draft does as as well. It's going to be an absolute massacre on that trade.
Wolves fire Saunders, hire Finch as new coach
"We've got a head coaching change in the nba. The timber wolves have fired head coach. Saunders but i. I had a game to play brian. Sanders was coaching against the guy. He replaced tom sibito of the new york knicks. Having a great season there is game. Went down to the wire. Karl anthony towns had shot in the post to try and take the lead with thirty seconds left over his former teammate. Taj gibson but it rimmed out on a rim in madison square garden. Where the ball. Just capterra women out on sunday and that was ryan saunders. Final quarter as head. Coach of the minnesota timberwolves took over for his late father. Flip saunders in twenty nineteen thirty four year old had a string of injuries to deal with and played many many close games and the timber wolves already have saunders replacement chris finch who was a raptors assistant coach. This season has been given a multi year deal by the minnesota timberwolves to coach them full time. It's a rare move to pluck an assistant from another team. Mid season to take over job just doesn't happen very often. Usually the team that fires a head coach just moves their assistant over for a while at the very least when the full job search can be done until the full job search can be done in the off season but they had been looking at chris finch for a long time in fact he interviewed in twenty nineteen when ryan saunders was eventually given the job and finch like his good friend raptors head coach. Nick nurse coached abroad for a longtime uk. Germany and belgium then moved to the g. league and then was assistant in the nba for a decade. And he's an offensive specialist who worked with james harden in zion. Now he'll have the chance to work with karl. Anthony towns anthony edwards.
James, Lakers, minus Davis, fend off Timberwolves 112-104
"Lebron James had thirty points thirteen rebounds and seven assists in the Lakers win over the Timberwolves one twelve one oh four Dennis Schroder delivered twenty four points for Los Angeles which a drop seventh straight in Minnesota since March two thousand fifteen montrezl Harrell added seventeen points and helped the Lakers win without Anthony Davis who's expected to miss several games with an Achilles injury James says they can adjust with that E. D. it's next man up next man up and we're not expecting not one person when I spoke to one person to try to pick up ladies you know productively you know it's nobody I've got to do a spring semester table we all could do more Minnesota rookie Anthony Edwards had a career high twenty eight points along with seven rebounds and five assists I'm Dave Ferrie
2021 NBA Draft Big Board
"Time to do some updates on the big board and like i said before these big boards are based off a consensus at the end of the day between nba scouts. General managers. that. I'm talking to right now about where they have. These guys ranked them not ranking them. According to team needs this is not a mock draft and for the most part those nba scouts and general managers win the day. If i disagree with them but everybody has a guy higher than me then. He goes higher If there's a tie sometimes then you know. I may come in and put my finger on the scales but what i'm trying to do here is report. What i think is the general consensus from nba teams. And i want to start with the top five because these top five right now. I will do my tears column towards the end of the draft right before the draft happens usually about a week or two before the draft. But if i were to do it today i would say that. There's as many as five guys who are looking like tier one guys if you remember from last draft when i did my tears column. I personally didn't have any guys in tier one talking to nba teams and be scouts. While there was guys that got votes for tier one. Like lamelo ball. Anthony edwards james wiseman ultimately none of them got the fifty percent threshold to move into tier one. If i if i were betting man right now and for that particular survey to a pretty wide swath of nba teams and general managers and scouts. I'm thinking that there might be as many as five tier one prospects in this draft right now. So we'll start at the top. He was number one a big board. One point oh he stays number one here in big bore two point okayed cunningham. The point forward freshman out of oklahoma state. Who who's been really everything that he was advertised to be as the one of the most complete players in the draft who plays one of the most important positions in the draft wing. He's averaging eighteen points a game six rebounds a game nearly four assists the game one and a half steals a game. He shooting thirty nine percent from three. Which i think was definitely one of the swing skills for kate cunningham. That teams had coming in. How well of an outside shooter is he going to be and so far. The numbers look really good on that end. If there's an issue with kate cunningham right now and i think it's an interesting one. It's that he has not been a particularly careful with the ball. He's averaging three and a half turnovers a game which is which is pretty high and he has a lot in this oklahoma state offense. They rely heavily on him which means at times. He's forcing things. But that's the one red flag. If i'm looking at you know just sort of overall the numbers and what's going on where the red flag might be. It's that again. Three point five turnovers jumps to about three point eight in this per thirty six. And that's the one that i would that i would be careful about watching because his reputation coming in was that this is one of the steadiest playmakers that you're going to find his ability to see the game to be afford leader very high and that assist to turnover ratio is really the only major war that i can really see on statistical profile right now and again. I think you have to caveat that some by the fact that you look at the team that he's playing on and how teams can really game plan for him every night that there are reasons why i think that cunningham might not have the highest assist to turnover ratio at least one that we would expect.
Wolves take Edwards 1st; Wiseman, Ball go next
"With the first pick in the two thousand and twenty nba draft. The minnesota timberwolves select anthony edwards from the university of georgia. So there is anthony edwards georgia bulldog now. A member of the minnesota timberwolves a lot of talk about the wolves might do. They've got new leadership in the front office coach. Saunders pick they have a lot of holes to fill instead they take edwards will pair him with karl anthony towns. The warriors took james wiseman second. The hornets drafted lamelo ball with the third overall pick but
Minnesota Timberwolves take Georgia's Anthony Edwards with No. 1 pick in NBA draft
"NBA draft was held virtually last night. Five months later than originally scheduled. The Minnesota Timberwolves had the first pick in the draft They selected Anthony Edwards. Edwards spent his on Lee season in college. Playing at Georgia. The
Anthony Edwards taken first in COVID-delayed NBA draft
"Paid tribute to his mother and grandmother as he was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the number one pick in the NBA draft Commissioner Adam Silver announcing the pick from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The draft, originally scheduled for June, 25th before multiple delays caused by the virus, pushed it back out and out of its usual home at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Anthony Edwards Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
"Month away, the MBA finally held his draft Wednesday night with the University of Georgia's Anthony Edwards going first overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Edwards at 6 FT five guard from Atlanta was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year last season and let all freshmen in the nation averaging 19.1 points a game. Memphis center James Wiseman went second to the Golden State Warriors and low mellow ball went third to the Charlotte Hornets after playing in Lithuania and Australia last season for
"anthony edwards" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"I gotta send my story of atlanta blaine. What i'm have only a half to and you have to talk people into doing stuff for you as a reporter. It was crazy. I internet anywhere. You'd have no phone line. You use a payphone. Which don't even hardly exists anymore. And i said stories from clubs. Not that i was at the club but i might sit in the parking lot of a gas station at ten thirty at night. And i'm writing a story and then go to a nearby restaurant or club and see if you can use their phone. Hey i'm from the plane you know like you said you got to convince people you ain't today looking at you like why i was very. I need to send this in in the next ten minutes. I gotta send it in. Can you just let me use your name and your brother to black man. They want right. What you write for the paper rob. There's a story guy cover high school sports where he was older than me and kind of mentored me in in high school when i started out writing and stuff. He actually told me his dream growing up. Have been the cover the major a major league baseball team right and he got that dream he was younger. He got that dream. He did it for two months and he went to the paper. Said i can't do it anymore because you know it's every single day right. It is virtually all day every day and he gave it up. He had grown up wanting to do now and after two months he didn't and he ended up being. You know pretty much a lifer in covering high school sports but he was happy. Nobody really knows him largely not nationally but to now it is totally different. Oh high school and not traveling the country and the pressure and the deadline don't break story right and if you and if you're on the beat you're on the the indians beat. Chris and other paper has a story. And you don't have it your trial you know. Great yup. Well no question about it and you. Yeah so and this is the thing it rob. It's people like that in every field of endeavor there's people that love it as you were just talking about yup and there are people that like it but you know they. They're not going to the corner quote extra mile. They're making a living. They make a good living. They work hard at it when they work at it. But then there's people that are driven to the degree so is sports And in in everything. That's those are a lot of people that get to the top so we'll see what happens with anthony edwards like. I said there's no sure bets in.
Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft
"The wolves open the NBA draft by taking Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards the SEC freshman of the year averaged nineteen point five point two rebounds and two point eight assists in thirty two games for the Bulldogs the warriors chose Memphis center James Wiseman with the second overall selection wise members nineteen point two ten point seven rebounds and three games with the Tigers as a freshman before leaving school to enter the draft point guard LaMelo ball was taken third overall by the Hornets the bulls grant Florida state forward Patrick Williams with a fourth choice and the Cavaliers won with Auburn forward Isaac coro as to fit selection I'm Dave very
NBA Draft 2020: Making the case for Anthony Edwards as best player in the class, ahead of LaMelo Ball
"Who's going to be the better defender long-term lamelo or is it going to be anthony edwards or is that just like a such an easy question. Edwards has more tools. I think to be like a ball pressure guy. I think that he's he's he's more explosive athlete. I think lamelo ceiling. I think is like i said in this video that i just put out a alpeleg now on the rings youtube about lamelo. I think that his ceiling is like savvy team defender. That's positionally kind of just holds the line I don't really ever. He's not the kind of athlete that could be disruptive or correct mistakes. He doesn't really have the bill to be somebody that could You know take on a a sturdier player. He's he six seven. But i i don't see him taking on like a like a four three like jimmy butler. He's definitely not guarding like stronger wings. With warning them. I think that edwards has a lot more flexibility on that front but then realistically right even a best case scenario these guys are probably two to three years away from playing defense right. You're asking a nineteen year old ball. Dahmer offensive player to learn how to play defense at the nba level in three years. From now. now you're like that's a long time to wait for candy. Angela get so weird spot to be in with the draft. I could just takes time for these young
Breaking Down Tonights NBA Draft: The Players, The Picks, and Virtual Fashion
"Mike schmidts. Thank you for joining me mandy day that you work towards every single year has finally arrived. Yeah i feel like this is our our super bowl and we've been waiting for this forever. I we thought it was going to be in june. And then maybe october and now here in november so you know i think teams and myself are very excited to get this one of the books. Mike schmidts is an nba draft analyst for espn. And he's been traveling the world scouting nba prospects for nearly a decade. I love the nba. draft personally. I went to the draft at the garden. Growing up in new york as a sad knicks fan and i still love the draft. Which tells you something about my own personal pathologies. The weirdness of this draft mike. You said it. This is going to be held in a way that has never been seen before. It's going to be entirely remote adam. Silver the commissioner. Mark tatum the deputy commissioner. They're going to be reading out. Picks live from espn studios in bristol. Where you are right now. So tell me what it's been like for teams and for players to go through this whole draft process in the midst of a global pandemic. It's been very very challenging for teams and players alike from the team side. They're used to having march madness the nba draft. Combine tournaments like portsmouth invitational. Which is where you see. You know a jimmy butler and some of these seniors pop up. They're able to have their individual workouts one on one workouts team workouts. I really have these guys in their building and this pre-draft process that just simply hasn't been the case so think you have teams kind of relying on a lot of these zoom calls right. We've all been kind of zoom jail more or less for the last few months You know they're relying on film. They're relying on intel and then from the players perspective. I think they just want to finally hear their name called. I mean this is the moment that they've been waiting for their entire lives. And so i feel a lot of these kids just having to have this. Push back and push back in push-back. They've each had very different circumstances. I mean some guys are like in the gym working out with nba players. Every day. some are with you know their brother and their cousin and some empty. Jim just one on getting workout. Since so it's been very strange. I guess the thing. I think of when i think about what might be lost in this iteration of the draft like are they going to be suits mike. Are we gonna get like nba draft fashion. That we've been blessed by in the past. Oh we're getting it it's coming it's coming virtually you're not gonna see that same strut the same level of excitement that we generally get in barklays within walking up on the stage but from everything i've seen out on social media everything i've heard. I think the suit game is still going to be strong. Yeah i just want if one of those guys wanna go retro and bring back like the seventeen but in suit. I just wanna make sure. The camera frame contains all seventeen of those budgets. We're gonna do everything we can to get that done. I hope we really really highlight the fashion. Because that that might steal the night to be honest i want to take a deep dive into the top three players in the draft to start here because the three of them. You've been talking about relentlessly for months. Now lamelo ball. James wiseman anthony edwards. They're all still in play for the number one overall pick which belongs of course to the minnesota timberwolves and i want to start with lamelo because we know as the brother lonzo the son of lavar and he chose to play overseas australia instead of going to the college game but for the uninitiated ear. What is lamelo offered to whichever team does end up selecting him tonight. I think he's the best prospect in the draft. Honestly i think if he played at duke kentucky enter any big name college program and he didn't have some of the questions about kind of the circus that has surrounded him at times in his life. I think he would be the runaway number. One pick in terms of his game. I mean he's a big point guard. Six seven close to six foot. Eight is one of the youngest players in the draft. Who was a late bloomer. So i think people remember him as the young you know twelve year old looking kid bomb and half court shots but he's really grown into his frame as great size has the ball on a string as a ball handler. He's incredibly shifty and smooth and his playmaking is ridiculous. The way he sees the game is really really special.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast
"You know, I want to go Alberton here and it seems like the easy pick right? But I'm I'm tempted to go killing his over help her. I just don't know if she is Hal Burton is a I would say Killian Hayes is a higher upside. That's what I mean. And from the Knicks. I gotta go that way. I can't just take a guy that I think is going to be like, I just think albertans probably dead. a starting point guard for a non-playoff teams I feel like that's what he is killing Hayes to me bigger stronger. I'm going to go kill in his to I'm going to go kill in Hayes over over Halliburton wage Washingtons up next at number nine. They need pretty much everything in the frontcourt. I mean John Wall's kind of damaged goods Bradley Beal probably wants out but makes too much money. Now, I'm going on yet guy here at number nine. I think it's an easy pick for me. He's off the board for me. So I'm going Isaac Coral I think is just took Hindi type guy. Hopefully, you can start to shoot the ball better you mention physical physically what he's gifted with he's built like a linebacker. He's six six. He can be like the prototypical 3andi guy. So I I want a coil pack ten your boy Ricky Rubio's getting a little bit older. He needs a backup. I'm going with Tyrese Albert one day. You have to tell the Ricky Rubio story. I don't think you can on on this podcast off. But the Ricky Rubio story and it's probably more than one but the one you told me years ago is absolutely the Ricky is a phenomenal teammate like he is a fantastic team. So if you do take a point guard there he's going to mentor and he's going to help him that would not be an issue. I really enjoy playing Ricky and he was a lot of fun to be around for sure. Am I went Patrick Williams cuz I still have am available. They kind of have a lot of 3 inde Guys. Not that that's what Patrick Williams is. They have a lot of six eight guys that they've drafted in the last like three drafts, but they're like off on their moral long lanky guys were Pat Williams. Like you said, he's in MF, right? It's like mikal Bridges Kelly oubre type like Patrick Williams is different. But I think that you could go with a point guard there if they went Carol Lewis, they went higher caliber and whoever that's that's fine. But since I still have a guy as talented this patch of Williams available, I went with him NFL football continues khong This week which has a few surprise teams at the top of the standings. You might not be the game this year, but you can still be in an all the action at bet online. But we've got NBA draft odds right now and lamelo ball. Yeah that lamelo ball is the favorite to go number one. He's - 250 Anthony Edwards The Freshman out of Georgia number to attack us 150 James Wiseman. The seven one big man is + 600. How about the fourth pick God's cuz everybody thinks those guys are going one through three Deni avdija + 190 topping National part of the year last year plus 350 on yet. Got a congress plus 350..
"anthony edwards" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"That most players in his mold generally haven't had so in it's mostly in transition It's mostly in the open court and he can do it with either hand at times. That's what gives me a little bit of hope. But i do think there's a difference between having passing instincts and knowing time and scoring situation so yeah i think your point is accurate and so i just. I can't recall guide. Who became big stars on the perimeter. Who had a knock-on them coming out of school that this guy doesn't have amazing. Feel End well the guy. The guy that comes to mind is donovan. mitchell to be honest Yeah donovan. Mitchell did not have good feel. I mean donovan. Mitchell was sped up. He was wild. Take wild shots. He was pretty radic. He was a streaky perimeter. Shooter he. He really was not a efficient offensive player. He was forty six percent from two to three point percentage was much better But i mean he shot twenty five percent from three as a freshman And he was never really like a field guy he would. People saw him as like a microwave score. Now the difference is like i mentioned earlier. He is like an all world worker like attention to detail. All that stuff And i think those are areas. Where hammond still improving. But yeah it's there. There's not a long list of those guys. So you mentioned him not being in peak shape and start to spend so much time on him but he's he's the most any medic prospect to me. Yes i've struggled with the most too so this is useful firm. You mentioned. he's not in peak shape You know your mock draft today. Espn's backdraft mentioned underwhelming first viewing for edwards. With the warriors there were negative reviews of his pro day. Which that's supposed to be putting you in like the optimal position to succeed and not looking good. There isn't isn't something that you're going to be too happy about. So what's the story with. That is i mean the house. He been overwhelming. And how much what do you make of it. Yeah so. I will say i was at the pro day And i was kind of running around trying to wrangle guys up for interviews and stuff like that. I'd probably caught half of it to be honest. I was on the broadcast. But i went back and watched it and you know there were some ambi executives. Who definitely weren't there. Who said hey like this. This kid a little bit i shape. It looks a little bit winded. The shot looked streaky. But what i watched was okay going from tyrod who i really like to him. I i left there like this kid's talent is a joke on like. This kid is so effortless with the way that he shoots the ball. He's so effortless with the way that he puts his head on the rim at being two hundred thirty pounds in a little bit out of shape. I me personally. Like i know. Other people had a different view. But i didn't see it that way. At all i for me i was like oh my god. This kid has a lot of areas to improve but his talent is a joke. And so maybe that's just me being more of an optimist in in general But i i. Didn't i didn't leave. They're like oh man like this. This is rough. And i think anyone who tells you any executives scouts who tells you that they've put any value in a pro day setting as i just don't buy that you know But in terms of the workouts for the teams. I wasn't there. I i don't know what it looked like. It wouldn't shock me at all if they were times when he doesn't look great in a workout just because he's very hit or miss like he's we saw all year. You know it was. The six point no-show game against dayton followed by thirty seven point outburst which mostly came after they were getting blown out So there is this level of turn it on. Turn it off that. I could see why he would have won workout with a team where he looked an all star and then another where it's like shape. He's walking around he doesn't care So that's just kind of anthony edwards at this point you know he's he's very very hot and cold thanks again for listening a reminder that the rest of my conversation with mike always an amazing conversation with them. Maybe the best draft expert out there where we talk about the rest of the top ten some of his sleepers some of our disagreements.
NBA mock draft: Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball as top pick?
"Minnesota Timberwolves had these third worst record this season but won the lottery last night and we'll select first overall in the upcoming NDA draft. lamelo ball has been consistently ranked in the top three prospects. This year's draft and is now projected to go number one overall in this warnings latest mock draft. So Shannon showed the wolf take. That's the question. SKIP. They moved heaven and earth to get the annual Russell. They have Kat Karl Anthony towns they have Andrew. Wiggins. Mellow. Foot. Compatible with very creative thing is that shot is on off the dogs like his brother Lonzo. Beating, people out the dribbling what's the unknowns they've only seen him for twelve games. Now, he's relatively nineteen years of age I. Think Turns Nineteen Couple Days Tomorrow Okay, yeah? But if you look at it all the top picks, you look Anthony Edwards, he's a guard top top in the when he was player of the year this year I think he's I think he's a three and then James Wiseman. semple. Put One. Nineteen and ten before he was A. Re declared ineligible Yup. Could Lamelo in the Angelo play together? Bass. The question skill that really that's what it comes down to. It's not about Oh, man, he was good. He can do that Kenny play together because you gave up and you have this guy he on Amax Contract Dry d? Rosana mags contract Anthony towns. contract. So Somebody willing to move is somebody will wars the Melo over that? No more big deal with me. So buddy I I would I would move. But if I if I gotta stay there probably I probably would take. I'm taking him I. Don't know what it is about me and these bonkers.
"anthony edwards" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"All the time in college. Why don't you get to the remorse? Is it? I. Don't think it's a situation where he couldn't. He could. He just didn't isn't lazy. I'm not sure. But he somebody's gotta get him to take advantage of his natural gifts because his natural gifts are, what makes him the number one pick in the draft? Not Somebody who takes forty nine percent of Phil attempts from beyond the your your points in data there on his show distribution is enlightening and certainly something that I think that the teams that are looking at him, we're going to take into account. You mentioned the Memphis game. That was Georgia's best win of the season. By the way they want sixty, five, sixty, two, i. just pulled up the stat line here. Edwards to a twelve from two point range to a five from three. He had thirteen points forces for boards, couple of turnovers. But he wasn't a standout. One thing that's probably benefiting him is for as much as he had the ball in his high of a usage rate, is he had he was not prone to turn it over a ton, which is, which is a relatively good sign like he doesn't have the ball in a string or anything like that. But he's got good command of it, and he is I mean really is the definition of a modern day. What I would for two as what's sometimes referred to as a lead guard. Not even a Combo Guard, but a lead, he's not out in. A point guard note, no two ways about it, but he's not a true to, either he needs the ball in his hands and he's going to want to commanded. Now, that's obviously going to change as soon as he gets into the NBA because he's not good enough, and he hasn't proven to be reliable enough of a shooter to validate stepping and getting talked to top three touches on a team. But. I do think that he has. Another of a ceiling is shown enough at the college level that as you said, unlike Lamelo Ball even though I'm an outsider on this like he wasn't a consensus top five preseason pick as far as I'm concerned, and then we talked about ob top and he's across the Board Anthony. Edwards is going to go in the top four, five, I think that's a guarantee and we this is one where we totally agree on it. Overall, it's just I don't. I wonder if we look five or six years down the road, the NBA is the NBA still going to be the same kind of game as we've seen a turn into in the past couple of years my last. The last couple of years or are we GONNA? Let me look up in six years and whether there's a little more of a pendulum swing back to bigs or maybe trying to get six, nine, six, ten guys who can step on shoot more than than we have now is Anthony Edwards just is he arriving a year or two too late or is he really catching this on the upswing and we look up and we say student All Star, and it's his fourth year in the League. I will be intrigued to see what we get from him because for the purposes of this podcast. Unless you were a Georgia Fan, you lived in Georgia Secondary Podcast to Leach or you are college basketball fan like. was. It wasn't on your radar. As again, comfortable circle barely talked about, and so that's why he makes her in-interesting draft prospect and might be someone who really won't settle in until the program. If indeed fits his style most you brought up the Ben Simmons thing earlier, it is true that if you go back to that season, his one season. Lsu. Like lsu being bad with been simmons was like a real story that we talked about a lot and yet Georgia being bad with Anthony Edwards. Just it didn't. It wasn't the same kind of story at all. All why was that? Is it because Ben Simmons was obviously the number one pick in the draft. I. Think a couple of things Yes for sure to Ben Simmons was you know a six nine by the way I've heard this like people got to stop saying that Ben Simmons is like six eleven, seven feet. He's not that tall like, what are we doing right now? Like I've heard people say Kevin durant seven, one dude's not seven one like I. Think Media Type Sometimes have a tendency to inflate these guys like. Ben's is not a seven point guard. He's not that tall. But when he was in college and he was, he was a six nine point guard and was clearly the number one prospect in his class. You at that had the Johnny Jones factor because everyone was love and killing Johnny Jones for underachieving Lsu and because. I think a certain section of our listenership will really remember this before trae young. It was espn talking about Ben Simmons. In any way, it could shoehorn shoehorn him into conversations related to college basketball, and so I think there became fatigue with that, and then once his team wound up being not any good whatsoever. That's why it became not just Ben, Simmons and Lsu's lack of performance relatively speaking, but it's like, why are we giving all this attention to a player? That's not even worth it. Okay prediction time, Anthony Edwards will be a a big scoring. All Star Be. A. Good. But not great starter on A. You know a competent team or see just a guy who puts up points and impacts winning in no way whatsoever. I'm GonNa, I'M GONNA sneak around the Samaniego inbetween an N. B. There. I think he will be. Better than good but not great. Put me at the over under. You know what I'm. GonNa say Anthony Edwards One all star game in his career. So a little bit better than be or maybe that is being as far as you're concerned but I don't. I. Don't think that Anthony Edwards is going to wind up having. A Hall of fame career or be the kind of guy who winds of leading the League in scoring or as top three score in the NBA. If you only makes one all star team. That's disappointing. Right? It depends on where he's picked. From where we stand in how we talk about him right now, and he was by some the number one player in his class. I. Think that would be. Yes. I mean we gotta be careful with expectations. But yes, I think relatively speaking of Anthony Edwards, plays fifteen seasons in the NBA is mostly void of any serious injuries only makes one all star game. If you want to classify that it's disappointing I think that's fair. Yeah all-star, tricky though like my Conley never made an all star game, but he's made like three hundred Brazilian. Player. That's amazing. Okay. Real quickly unless Rep Issa. Anthony Edwards versus Mike Connolly's career..