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Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move 1 win from NBA Finals
"The Celtics are up three games to two in the Eastern Conference Finals following a 93 80 win over the heat in Miami The Celtics took control by outscoring the heat 32 16 in the third quarter then opened the final period on a 14 two run to go ahead by 23 Jaylen Brown had a game high 25 points and Jayson Tatum just missed a triple double finishing with 22 points 12 rebounds and 9 assists We need to go back home like we down three two With that sense of urgency that we did some must win game you know not relaxing 'cause we up Bam adebayo had a team best 18 points for Miami which shot a miserable 32% from the field and missed 38 of its 45 three point attempts Game 6 is Friday in Boston I'm Dave
"bam adebayo" Discussed on AP News
"Nissan Z or climb to new heights in the all terrain Nissan frontier Light up the road in the all electric Nissan aria that feels like a sci-fi dream come true The future will be great but today is made for thrill All you have to do is get a Nissan and drive 2023 Arya and Z not yet available for purchase expected availability of this spring for 2023 Z and this fall for 2023 Arya Hey peace sports I'm Bruce Morton The heat on a two one lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals following a one O 9 one O three went over the Celtics Bam adebayo led the way with 31 points and ten rebounds for Miami Just having that bounce back mentality and being able to execute and finish the game I feel like that's so plus for us The avalanche were up two one in their Stanley Cup second round series bouncing back from Thursday's loss to earn a 5 two win over the blues Two goals for arturi likening Good answer from the last game but we still know that We can clean up some stuff in our game And we just kind of move on to the next one Mito Pereira is the leader through three rounds of the PGA Championship Graham agar's has more The 27 year old Chilean firing a 69 to move to 9 under establishing a three shot lead of a will's ala tourist and Matt Fitzpatrick that on a cold and windy day that saw many top players struggling Baseball and the Yankees won for the 22nd time in 26 games 7 5 over the White Sox DJ le mayhew hit a Grand Slam in a 5 run second but the focus was on Josh Donaldson's verbal altercations with Tim Anderson and yasmani grandal Anderson says Donaldson used a racial reference by calling him Jackie but Donaldson says he meant no harm I thought there was a joke between him and I You know because we've talked.
Heat Alert: Miami beats Boston 109-103 for 2-1 series lead
"Bam adebayo had a double double in the heat took a two games to one lead in the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals with a one O 9 one O three win over the Celtics At a bio broke out of a scoring slump with 31 points and grabbed ten rebounds in a game the heat never trailed I feel like everybody walked into this arena you know locked in from the jump Like I said earlier they beat us like we stole something earlier Miami led by 25 in the first half but the Celtics got within 93 92 with two 40 remaining The heat played the second half without Jimmy Butler because of inflammation in this right knee PJ Tucker picked up the scoring slack with 17 points in max drus had 16 Jalen Brown pumped in 40 points for the Celtics who host came four on Monday I'm Dave
Adebayo, Butler lead Heat past 76ers 119-103 in Game 2
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Herro scores 25, Heat take Game 1 over 76ers 106-92
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Bam Adebayo's late dunk lifts Heat over Hawks, 113-109
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"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Local broadcast that you watch that play the team plays against the pistons, they'll mention that slow start. And it's like, okay, we're overselling this a little bit. But it wasn't until March that he really became efficient in the large role that he's playing, and march he was awesome. Again, long-term outlook, I think I have him highest of this year's rookies on my top 25 under 25 ballot. But I do think given that, as you mentioned, the other three guys are playing important roles for teams that are going to make the postseason and have been more effective overall. They're certainly providing more at the defensive end than Cunningham is. I probably do have all three of them ahead. And Wagner is right there as well. In terms of the on off impact, he's been up there with Jones and mobley who are at the top of that group. Let's clarify something important. Make the playoffs. Cleveland and New Orleans. I said postseason making the playoffs. They're making the play in. We have to fight against this idea. That there are 20 playoff teams, which Adam silver, I almost call them Adam Sandler. Adam silver kind of said yesterday at border governors like we'll have 20 teams in the playoffs, I think you said something like that. No, no, no. We had 16 teams in the playoffs, and we have four teams that get the brown participation ribbon for being participants on the way to the playoffs. Just to know what a bookkeeping, mister pelton. Completely fair. I used postseason there intentionally for a reason to distinguish play in from the now. Now your tissue, my tisk tisk. I was wrong to test ice cube is what you're saying and you're correct. You're grammatically correct. I relent. You know, precision position is key for me. So I told you that the spicy rookie of the year take I had with Scottie Barnes is my choice over Evan mobley. And I got to say, then I went through and did the full research. And now I'm not sure anymore. I'm probably leaning towards mobley because the adjusted on off impact has been a little greater. Barnes case is more about the box score statistics, but understandably, a lot of box score stats are going to undervalue what mobile is doing at the defensive end of the court. I think either of them is completely legitimate choices and I definitely want to take this opportunity to say to raptors, fans that I did not grade Scottie Barnes selection to D plus. This is a graphic that's been going around raptors Twitter since October. And it was the off season grid I did for the raptors, which was based more on their other moves that they made after that that I didn't like as much. The dragged trade that the contracts for Kim birch and Gary Trent junior that allows him to get back into free agency. This is so much kember slander on my podcast. I don't even invite it. It just happens. People come on here and slander Kim birch and I have to defend his honor. I don't want to do it. Well, we can debate whether those moves justified a D plus. I mean, I think the raptors were pretty thin for the first half of the season for a reason. But unfortunately, when ESPN's social media was advertising this piece, they took the last line, which is that like, okay, I don't like those moves. But none of them matter long-term compared to whether Scotty Barnes is better than Jalen suggs, who people expected, the raptures to take forth. And they took that quote and put Scotty Barnes photo with it, and it makes it look like I'm saying, I'm grating it this because of Scotty Barnes. When it was actually saying the opposite, like, look, we don't know about rookies. Admittedly, I like Jalen suggs better. Scotty Barnes is completely exceeded my expectations. So happy to say that to raptors fans, how awesome Scotty Barnes is and was. But just know that that was not what I was doing with that piece. So can you explain the pivot to mobley because I've got all the advanced stats up right here and not all of them, some of them on basketball reference, PER, Scottie has passed them vorp, Scottie has passed some wind shares, Scottie has passed them, bipp them, box score plus minus Scotty has passed him. Scottie's has mobley by a little bit in each category. So what number is what stuff are you looking at that has you pivoting to mobley? Yeah, like I said, it's more in the adjusted plus minus range 5 38s raptor. One of the things I like about the graphical presentation of that is that they break out the box rating based on box score stats and then the rating based on off in your plus minus. And Scotty is higher in the box rating as you expect, but mobley does better in the on off, even though the Cavaliers, I think have been slightly better with him on the bench this season, but that's mostly a function of just how awesome Kevin Love has been, I think. I think it's really close. I've been leaning mobley all season. It's getting really close. I just think if just player to player, I think the single skill that shines brightest on an impact winning level is Evan mobley's defense. That's what my gut has been saying all year Scotty Barnes does a little bit of everything, including a lot of defense too. It could be hit or miss on some nights, but I just Evan mobley is already in all defense level player. And to me, that has shine brightest of all the skills that they have all year, but it's getting close, Scotty Barnes keeps getting better. He's now played like 250 more minutes than mobley and I don't care that much about 250 minutes, but if it's really, really close, sometimes I can use that as a tie burger. I don't really know where I'm going, but I don't think that spicy. Herbal arcade Cunningham would be spicy. I know what the numbers say about his shooting efficiency and this and that. About two or three months ago and continually since then, cade Cunningham got to the point where when the ball is in his hands, I feel pretty good about what's going to happen for the pistons out what's going to happen sometimes this he'll miss a step back too or somebody who's not very good will miss a kick out three because the pistons are young and rebuilding, but I feel confident with the ball in his hands and that's a big deal to me. Let's go to second team real quickly. So if we both have let's pretend we both have herb on the first team in pen. So our first team is mobley Barnes, Wagner, Cunningham, her. Who is your second I assume we both have jail and green on second team based on what we've just said so that leaves four spots, give me your other four remaining second team rookies. So the ones I figure we have in common are giddy, we already talked about Chris duarte as really well in terms of the on off impact metrics, missed a lot of time in the second half of the season. So that worked against him a little bit, not super efficient, but still still, I think, belongs here. And then I'm going to assume you also have bone Thailand who he's scoring as much per 36 is cade and Jalen Greene. Obviously doesn't play as much as those guys and he's playing primarily against backups coming off the bench for the nuggets, but he's, again, made a difference for a winning team, a playoff team, along with the addition of DeMarcus cousins in solidifying that second unit that was such a problem for them earlier than season. So are we in agreement on those three as well? Not quite. So the two locks, which brings us to 7 of the ten slots. Our jail and green and Josh giddy. So we're done with that. Those guys are really good. They deserve it. I don't talk me out of alper and shenguan being a lock for a second team all rookie spot because he's my 8th guy right now over bones over duarte over some other names that we'll mention in conjunction with these slots. Why is it not just Shen gun who has incredible advanced stats? Obviously he's a backup for a horrible team. He turns them all over all the time. He seems to travel 25% of the time he gets it. But the numbers are what they are, and you look at them, it's like defenses have to have to plan for what that guy does is a passer and a post force and a rebounder. So talk me out of it. Why is he not just the next guy in line?.
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"I guess what you're telling me is like Laker fans should go on and just start making the John wall Lakers Jersey now on like the NBA's Jersey would just make it right now. Do you think that I'm sure the Photoshop are already long done? We're done in January before the deadline. The interesting, it's not interesting. The question then becomes, if Russ is traded in bought out, who's signing him, does this become a Carmelo Anthony post Houston situation where it's like, wait a second, he's still out of the league for this long. I'm asking not ingest. Who's signing rust to the one year 10 million two year $18 million deal? What's the team? I mean, I don't have one off the top of my head. I thought there was a certain sense of recognition going back to when Westbrook first got benched in the fourth quarter and carmela was talking about it postgame. And I think he empathizes because he's been through this already and managed to come out on the other side of it and he was we didn't talk about him, but he was one of the minimum players who for the most part did do exactly what the Lakers expected him to do. I mean, they were probably counting on him a little too much, but he made threes. He helped some of those small lineups particularly in early in the season. So there is maybe a positive outcome, but I think the Allen Iverson comparisons to how quickly he was out of the league or understand, well, because those guys, players like that have a tough time becoming role players. Carmelo had the shooting skill that he could do it. If you're Westbrook do your Iverson in everything is based on your ability without the ball and you're no longer as good as our other options with the ball, where do you go from there? Maybe Washington brings him back. They seem to have happy memories of that. I don't know. We'll see what happens. Let's change gears. That has now fulfilled my personal quota of Lakers talk. I can't do it anymore. I almost have to expect on the next episode of TV I do to get asked like, can the Lakers still make a run? No, they're out. We can't do it anymore. They can't make a run. It's over. KP, give me your first team all rookie and then after you're done with your first team all rookie, give me your rookie of the year. I'm assuming that every single voter, including the two of us, I don't know if we're both voters or whatever for this. We'll have four names on first team all rookie in sharpie and then the 5th name they'll be some variability. But give me your first team all rookie. Yeah, to me there is a clear drop off after 5. So it was not difficult for me to fill that 5th spot. And I think it was, and I think all of these players legitimately should get consideration for rookie of the year based on what they have done this year. So my first team is obviously Scotty Barnes. Kid Cunningham, Evan mobley, Franz Wagner. I assume those are your four. Those are the four that I think I think he just got, they have to be, they have to be on every ballot. I just can't, how are they any of those guys on second team? I don't know. So it's only the 5th spot. So I'm very anxious. I have three names in contention for my 5th spot and one that I'm leading strongly to. Who did you give it to? So I should preamble we did this last year talking about the all rookie teams of rookie of the year. It's an interesting award because do you approach it the same in terms of value is the other awards? You say the scale is lower because the expectations are lower for rookies. So someone like Jalen Greene who has been very impressive since the all star break has an extremely bright future. He's on my top 2525 ballot that's coming out next week on ESPN+. But he's been a poor defender this season. He's not a great playmaker. Struggled with his efficiency before the all star break. So I don't have him on my first team. And to me, the 5th person and someone who might end up on my on my rookie the year ballad because I think he's played that well. Wow, wow. That's spicy, yes. He came up earlier this week. Chris Harry mentioned that he and Evan mobley were his candidates for all defensive second team. And that's Herbert Jones who if you look at not on herb. If you look at him from an advanced stats perspective, his case is very similar, I think, to mobilize in many ways in terms of below average offensive player plays a very small role compared to the other guys on this list, but defensively has made a huge difference for the pelicans and in terms of on off impact adjusted for teammates and opponents. He's very near the top of this list, if not at the top of those lists. That is where I am leaning as well. Herb Jones for the last all rookie spot first team had everyone stayed healthy. I think this is probably Josh Gideon's spot, he averaged like 12, 7 and 6, shooting hit or miss, defense hit or miss, but the passing was just for a rookie outrageously good. Given that he's missed a bunch of games, and I think he finished with, I don't know how many minutes I got all the rookies in front of me, but I'm fine giving this to her, Jones doing it on a team. Not a winning team, but a team that's been playing, I mean, under some degree of pressure for like 60 games now, like every single win was meaningful to them. Once they went three and 16, even just to make the play in, he starting, he's shooting it just well enough from three that I feel okay when he shoots an open catch and shoot three, shooting well from two, the defense is just, it's all defense level quality to some degree anyway. I'm giving him this spot over giddy and Jalen green, Jalen green's acting 17 a game. He's second in scoring among rookies behind kid Cunningham. Obviously the advanced stats hate him, the efficiency hasn't been there all year, but the efficiency is there right now. It's just, it kind of is too little too late on the everything but empty calories for him, but let me make this clear. That kid's a stud. I love Jill and green. I would have really no problem with getting him on the first team. I just, I'm putting him on second team because it feels like those first three or four months were just what you would expect. Like, I remember talking to a couple of GMs about this. They're like, man, should we be down on Jalen green? And I was like, no, this is exactly young guard put into a score first roll on a terrible team. This is what you get. You get a lot of misses and a lot of weird decisions, but the talent is there. And now the talent is shining through, but I'm putting him on second team. I mean, the other interesting thing on green for a second is how similar his stats are to Anthony Edwards last season. Same kind of second half leap. And I had Anthony Edwards third on my rookie to your ballot. Last year. So I think it's telling the difference between those two guys, it's actually more about the depth of this year's rookie class and how many players are contributing in key roles. I love Jill and green. He can pass, he can shoot. He can shoot off the dribble. He's got a nice mid ranger, which I know is unsexy, but I like when he just walks into an open pick and roll too. He's got the tools and the will to be a good defender. I'm all in. So you're a rookie of the year ballot if it has herb Jones. Maybe. That means it's not going to have one of Evan mobley, Scotty Barnes, or Kate Cunningham. So what is your tentative rookie of the year about Kevin pelton? And how quickly should I banish you from this podcast as a result of it? I mean, obviously pistons fans are going to be disappointed if Kate, in fact, does not end up on my ballot, which he isn't provisionally. I think the idea that, you know, it was just a slow first month for him as little overplayed. He wasn't as bad the first month as people remember. It was really just that first week when he was coming back from injury. It was like four games. And.
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Here, getting him to get the picks by him out, save yourself a little bit of money this year, but a lot of money in future years if you trade long-term contracts. Did you find anything KP and you have any hope other than the John wall swap which is like the ultimate NBA white flag trade? I mean, that's the one that fits my criteria because it would probably cost at least especially if Houston looks at it and says Westbrook is willing to give back more on a buyout than John wall is because he'd have a more viable market somehow. I don't know if that's even the case at this point. You know, I think the long-term contracts violate my role unless we're again in a world where LeBron is committed through 2025 and we're like, okay, we do need to go for it right now and cap space in 23 is no longer a concern. So you found that the answer is you found nothing. Well, I left it to you. I knew that you had something. So what did you think of my Indiana one? Russell Westbrook, talen Horton Tucker, two unprotected first round picks for buddy heeled and Malcolm Brogdon, who says no to that. I think that's a really intriguing one because the healed fit we knew was their previously brogden is the exact kind of guy you want on a team like this can take some of the ball handling duty off of LeBron's plate and be a really good defender. His health is a bit of a concern. You're adding another question mark on top of. That's the other aspect of it is how much your AD you're going to have next season. I would probably do that if I were the Lakers. Again, if LeBron was committed. Would you do it if you were the paid? I can hear the pacers fans. I didn't recoiling because those are talented players. One of whom the pacers just got as part not the main part, but at some part of a landmark trade that looks like it's going to work out great for them. And it's like we're getting two picks and this guy that we're not even going to use, but the two picks don't sleep on the two picks. Those are valuable picks. Would you do it if you're the pacer you're just hanging on to those guys and come what may? I probably would not because I think they do want to get a look at what this team actually looks like with Halliburton in there along with brogden's barely played lately in miles Turner hasn't played at all since they made that trade. But to your point about the picks, it's compared to when the Lakers traded all these picks in the Anthony Davis trade, future Lakers picks look a lot more valuable now because of the fact that the pelicans are going to end up with a top ten pick out of this. I was going to say, how about present Lakers picks the pelicans or throwing a party and the grizzlies are grizzly? Can you guys give me a little better so we can have a chance to getting this pick a better chance of getting this pick? Mark, this was on my list in Mark Stein sort of put it out there today in his substack newsletter. Charlotte for some combination of Hayward and something. Hayward has two more years left on his big contract after this one has been. I think a disappointment in Charlotte, mostly because of injuries, the team is almost like appears to have moved on functionally from him already. Obviously he'll play a lot when he comes back. He's been back for a couple games and out for a couple of games. But the team has a road map to surviving now without him. Does that and then again, you're not getting Russell Westbrook to pair him with LaMelo Ball or you're getting him to buy him out and then figure out what happens. Does that move the needle for you for either team? I think it's definitely intriguing for the Lakers. Again, the same injury concerns, but Hayward is the kind of guy you'd want to put around these players, guy who can defend multiple positions, doesn't need the ball, but can create with it all of those things. He would be an ideal target I do think for the Lakers. And Charlotte's perspective, you just don't seem to want any part of this from any of these teams. It's just a collective shoulder shrug, right? Okay. But then I won't even go into the other ones. People will nominate Tobias Harris, but that doesn't get me anything if I'm Philly. If I'm Philly, I want immediate cap savings more than anything else. So I'm not getting that this summer. I even thought like Lowry marketing and Kevin Love, but why would Cleveland do that? Like marketing has been I think market has been okay. I'm not psyched about that contract if I'm Cleveland and love is a 6 man of the year candidate with one more year left in his contract. It just becomes like not really worth my trouble to upend my team like that. And then the Knicks. Randall, who has a gazillion years left on his deal, fournier who has two years left on his deal. Maybe the Knicks are the one team who would be like, you know what, might as well just play the guy. He's Russell Westbrook. People come watch him, he'll get triple doubles and what it can't be worse than like trying Alec Burks out at point guard and he's been fine. He's just not a point guard. That one, that one just feels like I have like an involuntary spasm of nausea just saying all of those names and imagine that being traded for each. I don't think anyone's happy with that one. Yeah, it's a mutual sadness trade. It feels like a very early 2000s trade, especially when these contracts were much longer and teams were like, we just need a different problem than we have right now. It's probably a pretty good trade for the Lakers if you think that Randall has a way to not get back to what he was last year, but become a different kind of good player around different other kinds of good players than he was this year to get that for Russ. I think sounds good. The years, the years are not great..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Think the heart of the Lake or summer that everyone applauded was like the flurry of minimum or tax mid level deals in Kendrick nun's case that came after the rust traded and those of us who were skeptical of the restaurant were like, all right, well I didn't love that, but like nice recovery rob palinka Malik monkey Mola and everything but monk like if you had ranked the importance of those signings, theoretically at that time. I think monk would have been one and that hit and now it hit so well that he's probably gone. And then after that, it might have been like ariza bay's more nun in that order or some order of those three and they got zero from any of those guys. And that's just a lesson that at the time, all of that sounded exciting. You remind yourself, you signed 7 to your point. You signed 7 or 8 minimum contracts if two of them hit or three of them hit, that's like a reasonably good outcome. That's kind of what you should expect. And I think we all looked at those names and thought, well, maybe like spy out of 8 of these guys will hit and it just, it just didn't happen. It's really incredible. Everything went wrong. And then you throw the AD and LeBron injuries like everything went wrong. Wayne Ellington, you could probably throw into that group too. He was like the NBA's leading three point shooter, much of last season. They haven't gotten almost anything from him. So yeah, I think it's been worse than anyone could have realistically expected. I obviously was also in that position of disliking the Westbrook trade. I also picked the Lakers to win the Western Conference. So obviously I didn't see it being this bad. Well, it also, the injuries like, oh, if only we were healthy in this and that, I'm like, all right, let's look at the play and savings. Okay, the pelicans started three and 16. Three and 16. Zion's missed the whole season. Every game. Ingram's missed 24 games. They're just like, man, we don't care. We'll keep fighting. Great job by the team great job at will agree. Blitz the Lakers in the end. The spurs were so uninterested in pursuing the play in tournament that they traded their second best player at the trade deadline for future conversation and Josh Richardson has played well for them. Just traded Thad young who wasn't even playing for them, but is a useful veteran. These teams of light wipe the floor with the Lakers and yet dejante Murray has been playing for the last week or so in this first keep winning. All of these teams are injured. All of these teams have limitations in the Lakers just they just fell apart. I don't even want to bemoan that anymore. The question now just becomes and it's oppressing urgent question with LeBron up for a contract extension this summer. KP, what can they even do? Everyone knows they get another draft pick to play with. They get to 2029 pick and the 2027 pick to trade. They still have the THT non Trojan horse trade package. Like, what can they even do? Yeah, the LeBron extension, I think, is a key factor here because if he is willing to extend, you know, especially if it's for more than one season and puts him into the theoretical, if Ronnie James were able to come to the NBA after one year after high school, playing with him beyond that timeline. Then I think you are probably more aggressive thinking short term. Otherwise, my sense is, what's the first rule of being in a hole? Is there an actual answer to this question? What's the first rule of being in a hole? There's a dig any deeper? Yeah, stop digging. That's the answer. And that's, I guess, my position is we talk about these potential moves they could make this summer, like don't give up more draft picks. Don't give away your 2023 cap space in case LeBron does decide to leave and you kind of pivot to Anthony Davis and who can we get to play with him? I mean, they're just so far away from continue at this point that I don't know it's worth sacrificing those elements in their future to try to be the 5th seed next year. Because the nuggets and the clippers are coming to clippers might become a now. Like I said earlier this week, I think I would be surprised if Kauai comes back this year. But I'm surprised by a lot of things, but I just, you know, next year is a totally different story. Covington's been great for them. Powell's back now last night. West ain't getting any shallower. Do you have any favorite Russell Westbrook creators? I mean, look, if you can get, you could get, you could get something for Russ, THT, and two unprotected first. So those like two unprotected first, that's a lot. That's valuable. You could get a real something for that. What you have to do is scour the league and try to find guys under long-term contracts who are maybe overpaid, maybe unwanted at least in comparison to future flexibility and draft picks by their current teams and try to find packages like that. And the other thing is all you're looking for is a team that's going to buy Russell Westbrook out. None of these teams want Russia. I spoke to play for them, but just doesn't make any sense..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Bring in Seattle icon, ESPN, NBA expert, mister Kevin pelton. How are you, sir? I'm doing well out here in the Pacific Northwest. Yeah, the weather's nice. It's crap out here in the east, it's still cold and rainy, but such is life kraken season as well underway. We're watching this. We're watching the lottery standings at this point. The storm season is coming two birds giving you one more year. Everything's happening in Seattle. The intent of this podcast was to do a quick all rookie rookie of the year check in because I think you have a, I don't think it's a controversial rookie of the year take, but I think it's gonna end up being the contrarian rookie of the year take. But before we do that, in the intervening time between scheduling this podcast and executing the podcast, the Los Angeles Lake or season has ended, the grave digger has thrown the dirt on top of the grave. It's over. I think no matter what your expectations were for them, they may be the single most disappointing one season team in the history of the NBA. All the other candidates people bring up KP are like, well, the Steve Nash, pal Gasol Dwight, you know, so this is gonna be fun. It was like, yo, they made the playoffs. They had 45 wins. They made the playoffs. The nets when they traded for KG and Paul Pierce, they made the second round. This team is almost 20 games under 500. They stink. They absolutely they're like as bad as the kings. I don't think any single state. Even if you were lower on them than consensus, I think, is there any team in your database that there's no precise way to measure a disappointment, but I just, I don't really remember anything quite like this. I haven't looked at this. I think there are teams that may have gone below their preseason line by more than the Lakers did just because of the fact that, you know, if you're tanking it fully tanky at the end of the CSN, you can be really bad, but those teams aren't disappointing. Like you mentioned all those teams, like the original team that was considered this kind of disappointment was the 2003 O four Lakers when they added Karl Malone and Gary Payton. That team made it to the NBA Finals. That was the level of disappointment at that point. I don't get that one that that team is considered even in the moment that's one thing. Like those are big names. It's the Lakers. They had three people. This is like that one now seems like it's a pretty good season. I know they lost and they sort of ended the finals in dissension and all that. But still, so before we get to the off season for them, there's been this rush of columns and analysis this week of like, well, it wasn't just the injuries. You can't just blame the injuries, the Lakers that skirting the real issues, I don't really think anyone is just blaming the injuries except maybe the Lakers themselves and Anthony Davis is really, he's on the verge of becoming I said this last week. This is like in the territory of the 2008 Celtics never lost a playoff series when they were healthy. Like it was like 2013 and people were like, Alabama, this 2008 Celtics, they had never lost a playoff series right. I hope they was like, okay, I don't really care, but maybe that's factually true. But I think everyone else has more than acknowledge the other reasons why this went wrong between the rush trade, the minimum signings gone wrong, the injuries. What stands out to you KP is maybe a reason that has been underplayed or under discussed compared to the others that you think is more maybe a primary reason why this all went bust. I mean, I think ultimately, we had this question for a long period of time. What would it look like if a team were to completely erase the books? And then you go out and free agency and you sign like three max players and everybody else is a minimum contract other than the room exception. Like I remember we talked about this when the liquors were trying to recruit Lamarcus Aldridge and somewhat I can't even remember who the second guy was when they were maybe Deandre Jordan at that point. That summer and it would have been those three guys in Kobe in all minimum contracts in my position was like people would be very excited about this team, but they're not actually going to be very good because they'll have no depth. And I think this year's Lakers, even though it wasn't exactly that scenario, or proof of concept of that, that you have to have some level of depth beyond minimum guys and obviously they were somewhat unlucky that Kendrick nun missed the entire season and I think they were reasonable. It was reasonable for them to think that they were going to get more from talen Horton Tucker than they did. But you just can't at the end of the season end up starting when yin Gabriel and expect to be a contender of any kind. Poor when you and Gabriel, just by accident, became I did it too. He became the shorthand for Lakers for utility because he wasn't on the team and just until like yesterday suddenly he's on the team, there's this vague knowledge even among NBA die hards and he's like, he's bounced around. He's been in the G league. Then he was starting an Austin Reeves had started enough games and been productive enough. It's like, awesome, he's pretty good. Wendy and Gabriel just came in as it was all falling apart. And now in 15 years we'll be having beer today. I had, that was like when the Lakers started Wendy and Gabriel poor guy. I mean, I was in Reeves at least played well enough. He's going to get a mention later in this discussion. So he's one of the highlights of this series. But yeah, picking out winning Gabriel amongst DJ Augustine being waived by the rockets and all of a sudden he's a crucial part of your rallying to make the play. And there's no shortage of examples of the Lakers turning to players that were out of the league or playing sparingly because they were that desperate. It really is a perfect storm of just from all angles in all volumes. So the rush trade, even those of us who were skeptical of it, I don't think we envisioned it to be an epic disaster on this level. And the opportunity costs of not doing the buddy heel trade and at the same time doing the rust trade, which is more expensive than the buddy trade and cost you basically all the rest of the ingredients of the supporting cast that helped you win a title, double it on top of that, choosing Horton Tucker over Caruso, which at the moment didn't seem it seemed risky, but not terrible. And then part of the storm is THT just completely fails to develop this season at least, right? This is a completely disappointing season. So that happens..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Injured. But so going into the finals, I think I hurt my shoulders like, all right, I'm a rub it off. Give me two days. Give me a game. And game two comes in at like do a push up. And I can't, I'm doing a one arm push up at this point. There is no pushing with my other arm. So game three come. I'm kind of doing the push up. And he was like, nah, that's not good enough. And then I finally get to play. By doing that push up. Now going back, I was probably 50, 56%. But it was just like, I wanted to play that badge. I wanted to be out there that bad to feel that environment, being a violence. And compete for a championship, like with my teammates, where we all thought this far. And it's one of those things where, you know, it's a disappointment to lose, but it's like, you know, what if I didn't get injured? Like, what could it happen? How did games would have turned out? Because you heard all the noise, even going into last year, well, you know, the heat that was kind of a little bit of a fluke, you know, the bubble, they were there, the heat culture was perfect for the bubble, all these other teams had all these distractions, the heat, they're just made for that kind of basketball and mentality. You heard all that noise, I would assume, right? That it was, quote unquote, not some people called it a fluke, but that it was, you know, let's say an advantageous set of circumstances for you guys, right? I'm assuming you guys all heard that. Yeah. I mean, whatever. You know, like I said, you know, we got a bunch of dudes that's been counted out anyway. That just adds a bigger chip to our shoulder. Have you discussed in speaking of those finals? Have you had speaking of things that would require a team meeting? Those finals were the bubble, maybe I don't know if you played the Lakers in the seating games in the bubble, but that is when Mark Keith Morris infamously, now your teammate labeled Duncan Robinson, Jimmy neutron and began a Lakers wide Jimmy neutron taunt to poor Duncan Robinson, who's just trying to go out there and make shots. He can't help that he looks like Jimmy neutron. When you guys get Marquis Morris, there have to be a meeting. We have to retire the Jimmy neutron. You have to apologize. Do you have to have a summit about this? No, 'cause backstory in the summer, you know, we play pick up and have your runs. Before the bubble happened and before the pandemic, you know, the Morris twins used to hoop with us. You know, they're trainers, we all got same trainers in Miami. And we all kind of use the same gym. So it's funny that that happened because we know Mark chief before the bubble happened. So it's kind of like a joke. And obviously, you want to get into other teams here. You want Duncan thinking about some other than basketball. Yeah. So to me, smart tactic. And now he's on your team. Yeah. But now it's all fun and games. It ain't no bad blood in the water. So I wrote a lot about your background. It's been written about a lot. You're raised by a single mom living in a single wide trailer in rural North Carolina. Talked all about that. You told me, at the time I wrote the story you hadn't signed your big extension yet. It was coming. And you said, you know, I've told my mom, the first thing I'm doing, we're buying her, we're buying her a really nice house. Now, at that point, she was in an apartment in the same high rise you were in, right? The amount of floors down. And you were worried when I wrote the story. He said, my mom's a country lady. She's going to want to move back to North Carolina or to Kentucky, and I'm not going to be able to handle it because I'm going to miss her too much. And I think the end of the story was you bought her a house, but you bought her a house in Miami or near Miami so she's close. How close is it? And was it hard to convince her? Like, that's a win for you. You were afraid she was going to be away for a lot of the year. It's a win for you. And it must feel you posted video of when she saw the house for the first time. As a son, I mean, that's got to be a crowning moment of your whole life. Yeah, 100%. And especially, you know, where we come from. Just having an opportunity to give my mom something she's never had. Her whole life. She's never been able to say this is my own house. And, you know, seeing the struggle that she went through, you know, getting up every day, going to work, well, walking to work every day. Back and forth, you know, putting food on the table and taking care of me. And doing it on her own. And.
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And now, the low post. Welcome to the low post podcast recording on a Wednesday midday after the Miami Heat, won their 6th consecutive game inching closer to the number one seed in the Eastern Conference the least discussed number one seed in recent NBA history having recovered from the Jimmy Butler Eric spoelstra kerfuffle and joining us to talk all things heat and NBA defense and lots of other stuff, the one and only starting center for the Miami Heat one time NBA all star should have been two. Should have been at least two. Bam adebayo. What's up, bam? What's up, man? What's up? Should have been too. This season too many missed games, I think injury at the wrong time last year he should have made it. Yeah. I mean, injuries always a gift and a curse. You know me. I don't like the mis game. So this was me having to sit down so we're basically. Because, you know, I played all 82 before, you know, shorting season Olympics and then going into this season. And I guess the man above was like, you got to take a break. So it looks like you're going to be the number one seat. Last night, we're recording this Wednesday. You beat the Charlotte hornets. The Toronto Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Houston Rockets, moved from tenth to 8th and one night. So you know if you're first, okay? And the nets are in 9 through tenth. If they get in, they can only be the 8th seed, so you'll face the nets. If there are 7th and 8th, they could be the 7th seed and face any of the teams below you. So my question, I want the real answer. Are you looking at the standings? Are you tracking the games? Because there's a difference. You may not want to say it publicly. There's a difference between Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, and like, you know, those other teams. Do you care? We don't. I mean, in the playoffs, you know, it doesn't matter about standings at that point. You know, in my opinion, we've seen God. We've seen teams where they can be the number one seed. And lose in the second round. We've seen 50 seeds go to the finals. Yeah, yeah. Exactly. Talking from experience. So in that way, I feel like we just got to play our game, you know? We just got to be the best we can be. And, you know, really hone into our to our culture and our standards that we hold. You've had you missed 25 games. Jimmy's missed a bunch of games. Kyle's mister bunch of games for personal reasons. Even heroes miss games here and there. Now you have a new starting 5 with max drus. Has the in and out nature of the season? Has it been hard? Do you still feel like you're figuring out what you are as a team? Or do you feel like when we get everybody, we can just lock in like this? I feel like we can lock in like this. I mean, you know, the guys we all want a team, you know, one through 15, the ultimate goal is to win, you know? That's the ultimate goal that's everybody's mindset. And with that being said, everybody's willing to sacrifice to get a win. You know, one through 15 and it's one of those things. It makes the game truly easier. It makes it makes our locker own closer. And it's just a better, a better mental state for our team. If everybody's on the same page. So I've spent a whole year on TV. Getting asked about the nets and the sixers and the bucks and MVP, like one out of every four times, they'll be like, I will literally say, hey, we should probably talk about the team that's number one in these circuit. In fact, there was a nets heat game where you guys beat the nets and all we did was talk about the nets the next day and I said, you know, there was another team that won the game. That's good. And even Vegas, Vegas, as you like the fourth or 5th team to come out of the east, do you, and you got a bunch of grumpy dudes on your team. Do you realize that you're being overlooked a little bit? Do you like being overlooked? Do you realize that this has been going on?.
Jimmy Butler scores 24 to help Heat fend off Celtics 106-98
"Jimmy Jimmy Butler Butler had had twenty twenty four four points points to to Kyle Kyle Lowry Lowry added added twenty twenty three three in in Miami Miami is is one one oh oh six six ninety ninety eight eight victory victory over over the the Celtics Celtics Butler Butler says says they they moved moved well well in in the the offensive offensive zone zone bar bar offerings offerings really really good good because because there's there's no no confusion confusion of of where where the the ball ball is is going going to to be be your your worst worst gonna gonna go go and and more more like like that that we we can can get get back back if if we we mess mess with with your your tongue tongue we we do do make make the the shot shot and and we we just just happen happen to to guard guard tonight tonight which which is is a a good good thing thing bam bam Adebayo Adebayo finished finished with with seventeen seventeen points points and and twelve twelve rebounds rebounds to to help help the the heat heat post post their their second second straight straight win win since since a a season season worst worst four four game game losing losing streak streak since since briefly briefly taking taking over over the the east east top top spot spot Boston Boston has has lost lost two two games games in in a a row row for for the the first first time time since since late late January January Jaylen Jaylen brown brown led led the the Celtics Celtics with with twenty twenty eight eight points points and and ten ten rebounds rebounds Jayson Jayson Tatum Tatum added added twenty twenty three three points points and and six six assists assists in in a a game game that that featured featured nine nine ties ties and and sixteen sixteen lead lead changes changes on on the the ferry ferry
Nets add to Miami's misery, rolling past Heat 110-95
"Kevin Durant scored twenty three points in the nets led by as many as thirty seven and a one ten ninety two thrashing of the heat they usually but it's a lot of teams I hereby just out being more physical and you know transitioning running on about three years but I think they were you know had to take the ball out the basket a lot Seth curry added seventeen points and Andre Drummond had thirteen with eleven rebounds for Brooklyn the heat were without coach Erik Spoelstra who missed the game because of a family issue bam Adebayo led Miami with just fourteen points one more than Tyler hero and Max truce the heat have dropped a season high four straight games and lead the Eastern Conference by a half game over the box I'm the ferry
Knicks close on 38-13 run, stun reeling Heat 111-103
"The next closed on a thirty eight thirteen run test on the east leading heat one eleven one of three Immanuel Quickley led the late charge scoring twenty of his twenty three points in the fourth quarter R. J. Barrett had eighteen points for New York which trailed by seventeen with eleven minutes remaining before their game and expert quickly scored eight points in fifty eight seconds to ignite the rally Miami's conference lead was trimmed to a half game over the box Jimmy Butler led the heat with thirty points while Kyle Lowry and bam Adebayo each had seventeen I'm Dave Ferrie
Short-handed Warriors get past frustrated Heat, 118-104
"Jordan Poole scored thirty points and the warriors opened the second half on a nineteen oh run to beat the heat one eighteen one oh four Damian lead Jonathan coming to an end we can see each scored twenty two points for the warriors the warriors were without injured Steph curry and Andre is the dollar and rested Draymond green Otto Porter junior and Klay Thompson Kyle Lowry scored twenty six points bam Adebayo had twenty five in Jimmy Butler finished with twenty four Miami Butler you down as Haslem exchange words during a time out in the second half both needing to be held back by teammates I'm Dave Ferrie
Adebayo scores 30 points, Heat pull away to beat Cavs
"Bam Adebayo delivered thirty points and seventeen rebounds as the heat handed the Cavaliers their seventh loss in ten games one seventeen one oh five teammate Jimmy Butler says Adebayor was his defensive player of the year if you look at what he does for our team on defense he's everywhere on the floor he distills his garden Garces Garm Biggs Amigas box sometimes they give into my box but you know wanting to talk about that but I just think he does so many things well on defense Butler added twenty four points and a pair of big third quarter runs help Miami improved to sixteen and seven after losses the win leaves the heated top the NBA's Eastern Conference by two and a half games over the box Darius garland had twenty four points and ten assists for Cleveland I'm Dave Ferrie
Durant has 31 in return but Heat rally to beat Nets 113-107
"Kevin Durant was back in action for Brooklyn but bam Adebayo had thirty points and eleven rebounds with six assists to lead the heat to a one thirteen one oh seven victory over the nets Tyler hero added twenty seven points for the heat who bounced back from a tough loss to Milwaukee one night earlier Duran had thirty one points in his first game since suffering a sprained left knee ligament on January fifteenth his return from a twenty one game absence inspired the next to a sixteen point lead but Brooklyn fell to five and seventeen since his injury I'm Dave Ferrie
Heat overcome Barrett's career-best 46, beat Knicks 115-100
"The Miami Heat have matched the Chicago Bulls for the top record in the east after beating the New York Knicks one fifteen one hundred Miami fell behind ten nothing but the hot heat one hour thirteen nothing run early in the second quarter to grab the lead for good and make it seven wins in eight games Tyler here led Miami with twenty five points off the bench you're the first already had a full team shows it was good to have everyone back got the win not everyone can be contributed in schools good Jimmy Butler scored twenty three and bam Adebayo added sixteen points and sixteen rebounds all J. Barrett scored forty six points thirty in the first half of the sinking mix of lost four straight eight of nine and thirteen of sixteen Tom Williams new York
Lowry, Heat battle back to beat Hornets 111-107 in 2OT
"The heat beat the Hornets one eleven one oh seven for their first overtime win in four tries this season Kyle Lowry led the heat with twenty five points twelve of them scored in the double overtime three other starters had double doubles for Miami Jimmy Butler bam Adebayo and PJ Tucker my gosh the Hornets miles bridges scored a game high twenty nine points with eleven rebounds it's the second overtime loss in a row for Charlotte Miami has won six of their last seven tied with the bulls for first in the east I'm going Ruston
Five Mavericks score in double figures, snap Miami's streak
"Look at Datchet scored twenty one points and the Mavericks improved to seventeen and six since January first by tapping the heat one of seven ninety nine other dodges Chad just five of nineteen from the field he converted nine of twelve free throws and had ten rebounds Jaylen Brunson a maxi Kleber each finished with nineteen points and Dorian Finney Smith had fourteen for Dallas Jimmy Butler scored a game high twenty nine points in bam Adebayo finished with twenty one for the heat the outcome drops Miami into a first place tie with Chicago in the Eastern Conference I'm Dave Ferrie
Heat hold off Irving's charge, hand Nets 11th straight loss
"Bam Adebayo delivered nineteen points and fourteen rebounds as the heat handed Kyra Irving in the nets their eleventh consecutive loss one fifteen one eleven Duncan Robinson finished with seventeen points shooting six of ten from three point range we were able to play with pace in the Boston out of Florida and that's more just for us to guard because we just have so many different looks on but you know down the stretch of games you know teams are gonna let you do that necessarily Irving almost single handedly led Brooklyn to victory scoring twenty of his twenty nine points in the fourth quarter after the nets trailed by twenty one in the third camp Thomas hit a three pointer in the final minutes to get the nets with that one but a later passed by Thomas was stolen and led to two free throws by PJ Tucker I'm the ferry
Herro, Heat dominate short-handed Spurs 112-95 to end skid
"Tyler Tyler Tyler Tyler Herro Herro Herro Herro scored scored scored scored twenty twenty twenty twenty four four four four points points points points in in in in the the the the heat heat heat heat ended ended ended ended a a a a three three three three game game game game losing losing losing losing streak streak streak streak by by by by whipping whipping whipping whipping the the the the spurs spurs spurs spurs one one one one twelve twelve twelve twelve ninety ninety ninety ninety five five five five obviously obviously obviously obviously didn't didn't didn't didn't do do do do enough enough enough enough to to to to three three three three game game game game losing losing losing losing streak streak streak streak was was was was was was was was big big big big for for for for us us us us and and and and I I I I wanted wanted wanted wanted to to to to know know know know really really really really come come come come out out out out here here here here and and and and compete compete compete compete on on on on both both both both ends ends ends ends of of of of the the the the floor floor floor floor just just just just you you you you know know know know forty forty forty forty eight eight eight eight minutes minutes minutes minutes it's it's it's it's one one one one to to to to take take take take care care care care of of of of business business business business bam bam bam bam Adebayo Adebayo Adebayo Adebayo added added added added eighteen eighteen eighteen eighteen points points points points and and and and eleven eleven eleven eleven rebounds rebounds rebounds rebounds from from from from Miami Miami Miami Miami which which which which led led led led by by by by as as as as many many many many as as as as twenty twenty twenty twenty six six six six Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Butler Butler Butler Butler added added added added seventeen seventeen seventeen seventeen points points points points before before before before sitting sitting sitting sitting out out out out the the the the fourth fourth fourth fourth quarter quarter quarter quarter with with with with the the the the game game game game out out out out of of of of reach reach reach reach Miami Miami Miami Miami outscored outscored outscored outscored San San San San Antonio Antonio Antonio Antonio fifty fifty fifty fifty four four four four thirty thirty thirty thirty six six six six in in in in the the the the paint paint paint paint and and and and held held held held the the the the spurs spurs spurs spurs to to to to a a a a season season season season low low low low of of of of thirty thirty thirty thirty eight eight eight eight percent percent percent percent shooting shooting shooting shooting from from from from the the the the field field field field Derek Derek Derek Derek white white white white had had had had a a a a team team team team high high high high twenty twenty twenty twenty two two two two points points points points for for for for the the the the spurs spurs spurs spurs losers losers losers losers of of of of three three three three in in in in a a a a row row row row I'm I'm I'm I'm Dave Dave Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie
Update on the latest sports
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Jokic gets 24, Nuggets top Heat 120-111 to snap 6-game slide
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"bam adebayo" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"Avery Bradley's fine, but like I just don't think they got better. I think some of the teams around them got better and they went forty four games last year. So like I think this is this is a solid under because here's the thing like Jimmy Butler is Jimmy Butler. I wrote a best and worst MVP best column and I think the worst future bet you can make em pay is Jimmy Butler 21 to win MVP. It's the dumbest that you could make don't do it. Okay, what just 26 and 6 he's not going to win MVP first off. So let me talk. Let me counter that not the MVP things. I think yeah, just generally like yeah, I don't think Jimmy Butler is gonna win MVP, but Jimmy Butler is one of the few guys where we can assume he's going to play 72 games. He's going to play one child with you. Yeah and Bam adebayo is going to play 70 games probably true. They're two stars are going off more than other teams Stars. That's a fair point. I also know that Tyler hero believer. Yeah, should I should I should I should have started with that? Yeah, and like I think Tyler's good. Don't get me wrong. He's he's he's a good player. But like I don't know. I don't see the jump here. And so like when you're talking about like, how are they going to climb up in this Eastern Comforts coming hierarchy business like they were in average team in the off-season last year and like they were like they dominated in in the bubble atmosphere because like they were just mentally tougher than a lot of those teams straight up and I think There's a perception verse Talent differential on this Miami Heat team that I think is just a little bit big now. I'm not I'm not again at 44 and 1/2. I think it's closer to right than I hoped it would be. Yeah, I don't like this number really. I'm not going to lie to you. I do. I do like the under. Yeah. I don't really I'm going to stay away from this number. I don't feel super great about it. Like I'm just in there in like I guess they're a good team like they're good and they're going to be a miserable team to play on the playoffs. Yeah, this this isn't think these this is built to fucking pissed you off in the playoffs. But I just like they don't. I just don't see it in the regular season as a team. That's just going to like. Have a juggernaut type thing. Like there's going to be nice where they look great and there's going to be nights where Tyler can't hit anything and they're asking him to do a lot because Jimmy doesn't want to do a lot in the rainy season. Like Jimmy doesn't want to be the guy that takes over every night..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"They're really doing something then dead. Okay, let's go to the Miami Heat the Miami Heat essentially are running this thing back. They re-signed Goron draw gets to a two-year thirty-seven million dollar contract with the second-year team option resend. My admirers took her to a 2-year 20 million dollar deal with a second-year team option re-sign your. Haslam to a one-year two point six million dollar Venom that minimum deal. They signed Avery Bradley to a two-year 11.6 million dollar deal with a second-year team option and they signed Moe harkless to a one-year 3.6 million dollar deal using one of their two exceptions. I would imagine that's probably going to be the biannual. and then of course, they re-signed bam adebayo to a five-year designated player rookie extension, so And they also drafted precious Ottawa. So I think that this team is in a really good spot. Obviously, they made the NBA finals last year off. They have Jimmy Butler and Bam adebayo and they have one of the best cultures in the entire league it made sense to run it back. They now have a shit ton of cap space going downward next summer and they're going to be a real threat to do some damage next summer. I would imagine that this is probably you know, right in the 2 3 4 or 5 seed range again next year and a team that nobody will want to play in the playoffs because of their versatility. Yeah, I'd agree with that. And don't forget look at the contracts that they signed Myers and Gore on to both of them really really nicely valued for long trips. So they you know, they they they did what they do. They won their offseason, you know, everything geared toward 20-21 cap space makes a lot of sense, but they also have the assets if a guy like Bradley Beal became available, they could actually make a move and not only do they have the assets but they have the salaries to match. So I mean, I you know, Miami Miami just doesn't mess this kind of stuff up. Well, and here's the here's the other thing too. Meyers Leonard is not worth ten million dollars a year. No way Goran dragic at this age is probably not worth nearly twenty million dollars a year, but by taking care of your own eyes and giving them those big deals those big one year payments guys around the league notice that like that's not something that goes unnoticed by other NBA players that teams real the teams that really take care of their own guys. They extend that Iguodala right as soon as they acquired him. Yes. They did. Yeah. So yeah, it's it's just a really well-run organization. I think that again they're probably just going to be right in that mid-tier range like it's a it's fine to with a good shot at making the finals. Yeah, they have a really good shot at making the Conference Finals. I don't think that we should limit them to that given the fact they just make three finals this year. Yeah, like it's off. I mean like this is this is a legit team that we could say has Conference Finals expectations and finals Hopes And as you mentioned very smartly they are well positioned to make a real move trade with the pieces they have on their roster plane..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"If Murray can kind of take this to the next step for How in on the Nuggets Future Are you? I'm pretty high I mean. joe-marie changes the trajectory. Just I mean I did not expect him. I don't think anyone expected him to play as well as he did where he's basically doing steph curry impersonations every other night So you know you have him locked up until two, thousand, twenty, five, you have yokich locked up until two, thousand, twenty three. Jeremy Grants contract situation is very interesting. I would imagine that they wanNA keep him You're going to lose I would have. Well Okay Paul Millsap is going to be a free agent what your interest level is and re-signing I. Mean it's thirty five. He probably should not have been on the floor at the end of that at the end of. The end of the game five, there I think it's time to move forward on that personally just just for join just like. Look have longtime defender, Paul, millsap years, and years and years. People accused me of over eight him the top one hundred he was like Chris Middleton before Khris Middleton and it's just a rap like sometimes you could just tell it's Michael I remember one time years ago. Kevin Martin just got loaned by. On the perimeter, it was like a game in early October probably like actually late October? Right you know right right towards the start of the regular season and I was like, wow, this guy's career is just done and then he retired like five months later I mean it might not be quite that dire for Paul millsap. Who Paul MILLSAP. was and kind of identifies as is no longer that guy and the nuggets need the previous version of Paul millsap or they need to move forward. They don't really need this in between version who still ineffective defensive player but who is going to expect some level of compensation for you know kind of time earned and also going to want minutes over some younger guys who don't put in the same level of effort that he does.
"bam adebayo" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"In the NBA have to try to take it away with the whole idea of the clear path foul. and. Just other tweaks to kind of prevent that by. Putting in stiffer punishments with the extra free throws and you get to retain possession and all of that because they want the game be more free flowing So it's a smart and kind of annoying play. but usually it winds up paying off in that situation for Yokich, it was absolutely a brain fart no other way to put I mean he's been in foul trouble multiple times over the course of this series. Right? He is going to be central to whatever their effort is. In that game they got off to You know a fairly even start in the first quarter, but that foul just put him behind the eight ball. He got his second foul midway through the first quarter. He has to wind up sitting for a long stretch. He comes back in the in the second quarter and gets a debatable charge call which is going to frustrate nuggets fans, but he already had the to. He got that I poor decision and now it's just compounding. Now he has to sit the entire rest of the second quarter. You know he basically missed I think eighteen minutes of game action and what was an elimination game? If you're Michael Malone you would have preferred to play him. You know forty four minutes rather than thirty they're up by two. When he goes out with two thousand, they're down by ten when they start the second half that to me was the game your best player has got to be more disciplined and more aware of time score situations and I think for yoke. She's like the smartest guy in the NBA. On offense, he really needs to improve his timing and. His discipline defensively, there's a lot of cheap fouls. I mean, even Danny Green flying to the rim for a layup Yokich a second foul. You don't really need to go and try to block that shot. Right? There's a pretty good chance Danny, green's GonNa smoke that lay up, and if he doesn't make it. Yeah. Okay and you don't need to hack them you. Don't need to get into some of these scrums over rebounds that he was where he's just like you know following the play for a beat too long grabbing somebody's wrist and then boom. Now it's an easy foul call. I just think that Yokich actually bailed out these referees a lot and I thought it was telling me that Michael Malone's working these officials. Through the media there for a couple of times I'm was kind of pointing to the free throw disparity. But when push came to shove, he never wanted to use the refs as an excuse in this series because I think deep down, he knew yoga has to be better right. These are fouls. He's getting call for a legit fouls and that's just the next step for Yokich and I'm not trying to pick on him because by the way, Janas has the exact same problem. Usually, it's more about the offensive player control fouls for Janas, rather than the silly defensive fouls for Yokich, but both those guys if they do want to take the next step. Know being able to stay on the court as I always say the greatest ability is availability..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"The court so which advantages Enjoy against the nuggets and will they translate against the heat? So. When I look at the Lakers I do think that you have to look at just the supporting cast and whether or not certain guys are going I. think it's really. I think. Our players like Rondo going to step up Caruso going to hit his open threes says Danny Green going to be able to defend ball handler and not like a turnstile and down spot up three's case ep going to be able to run the floor finish in transition press the ball ninety, four feet and. Impact the game in transition and hit open threes The way that he did in the finals I think that those are key factors i. Honestly. I know that you know everyone has been listening to. US throughout this entire playoff run we'll say that I've you know doubted the Lakers? I guess you could put it mildly that'd be a mild description of how I felt about them. You picked again against them at every turn. Michael And I think a huge part of that is. The supporting cast and the my trepidation to believe that they could generate enough offense and a half court setting and so far. They haven't really needed to generate offense and a half court setting. I think against Miami which is like I think Miami. Is the first real defense No disrespect to. actually, I guess all the disrespect to the rockets blazers. With this movement Michael 'cause I've been saying that for a long time no disrespect but disrespect I think that should just enter the lexicon. Let's not be afraid to disrespect every once in a while well, Denver you know I thought that their defense way earlier in the season two million years ago was getting to be at a near championship level because of their cohesion but like they just broke down on the first couple of rounds and they had good moments here and there and stretches but. Their defense is just in no way comparable to Miami's in my opinion after watching Miami's defense just I mean. The show like the individual pieces in Miami you have Jimmy who is excellent and he kind of poses an issue for Lebron. Lebron hasn't had to combat so far. you have Bam obviously who you know I would honestly not surprised at all. If Bam ended up on Lebron and a lot of possessions in this series because you would presume that I think that the Lakers will have to downsize eventually if not right away. Honestly. and. You would assume that Bam will be the one who's guarding Anthony Davis and I think that they will switch that pick and roll Lebron, AD. Pick and roll quite a bit i. don't even know if the Lakers will be able to go to it that often because of how often they'll switch and Bam can guard anybody in the world. He's absolutely incredible if I had to pick who's going to win defensive player of the year next year our pick Bam at a bio he's..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"The game at a high enough level to keep himself on the court and his team got run over and Jamal Murray did his absolute best. He possibly could he ran out of gas at the end but the mental side for Yokich needs to improve if he wants to become a champion, Lebron obviously has already done it. He's had to work those kinds of things back in two thousand eleven were he had some real faltering moments in that first finals with Miami, and now he's just operating at A. Level in class with a bunch of freshmen it feels like right now. So you know to me that was the difference in this series, and that's why I'm GonNa give him that ground. Yeah. No I. Mean I. I hear you It's really funny when we try to talk about Lebron the way that. Like the difficulty of separating just the career achievement does this is year seventeen. He's with a completely different supporting cast than he's ever had before a new head coach, and he's still just getting it done and separating that ridiculousness and that impressive accomplishment with just what he's doing real time relative to everybody else at his age It's like he's just it's stunning. and. A perfect contrast right now because of the heat situation, right so Lebron is still going Wade has retired Chris Bosh had a scary health situation. He's been long retired basically the only guy left in Miami as Donna's has lem who's essentially an assistant coach at this point, right? Maybe like a chunky chunky soup sales guy it seems like based. That's his recent comments about how much he loves that Chunky Soup and here's Lebron still taking still possibly going to be finals MVP, still potentially going to win another title You have a lot of respect for Riley and Spoelstra who are just continuing to grind themselves but like those careers are built to be twenty or thirty year career, right like the. Peak level performer like Lebron's not built to be able to do that usually for twenty years and he just keeps going and going and going are and Michael I do want to Ask you just more of an XS and Os type question when you look back at this Western Conference finals. What were the key differences between the Lakers and the nuggets besides maybe just star power of the individual star power of Lebron ad and do you think the advantages they were able to show against Denver will translate against Miami because to me these are two very different opponents right with Denver. It's a lot of really impressive scoring and it's You know there's unselfishness on offense, but still you most of it's coming from the two main guys with Miami. Sort of everyone can beat you and then defensively the heat are just a lot more versatile because they've got Bam in the middle there not needing to make the kind of compromise you have to make with Yokich on.
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Walker struggled again in game one box in the Celtics and Miami Heat. I'm Sarah good well here with Jose Cuervo and Jimmy Toscano and Bobby Manning. He finished with 19 points, but a very inefficient 6 of 19 from the fog. He was a -4 rating. Nothing was working. He could not find a rhythm. Obviously, he made a couple of setbacks at the end of the game. So he's slightly redeemed himself, but not what you walk out of your All Star point guard. What is going on? Is it mental for, just because he's never been here before or what do you blame his inefficiency on? I give a huge amount of credit to Bam adebayo because that guy defends the pick-and-roll unlike anybody else in the league for centers and we've come so far from that Philadelphia stage where Joel embiid's they basically sent into the basket line Campbell shoot to just this massive Force being in Kemba space around the screens and going back last four games of the Toronto series off and into this game one Kemba shooting 15% from 3. He's just not getting those looks around the screen gotta go in between. He's already not a finisher. He's made one three-pointer in the last in every game in the last five games just one. Yeah, and so his bread-and-butter all Year's been dancing around that screen again and opened look and I like it's not going to let you do that with one of these days man. I'm gonna get the tape find out man High School swimming and all right. Anyways see Emma Walker he's going through it again because the Toronto Raptors exposed them guys. You talked about this at the game seven like the he's the weakest link. He's got a Target on his back. And when I say defensively you can put this through through a wall after wall and all that energy that he spending trying to keep up with this, you know, the guy he's defending by the time you get ball in his hands and he's dribbling out a shot-clock, you know twenty or nineteen seconds. I have the shot clock the guys exhausted and that's why he's checking up shots off. And on the fourth quarter. I give a lot of credit though. He's he change his approach. He was getting to the free-throw line. He had obviously that big shot down the stretch where the Miami Heat and don't hit the big 3-pointer and the front for overtime everyone off Kemba Walker saves the day or at least come and Walker can still hit a big shot when he dies cold. I think that's what's really tricky about. Kemba is often because we've seen him do that before we can go to 4:10 throughout the first half and then just hit it, you know two or three shots in a row down the stretch and listen. I think you're going to see that throughout this series in the better games that you see from Kemba Walker you're going to see more of that as opposed to a full-out birth. Point performance domination game out of Campbell in this series, but that doesn't necessarily mean the subjects need him to do that to win this series, but he's going to be going through it for a while. I mean the camera struggling can buy that you're seeing right now. He's not the camera that Celtics fans have grown to know the season..
"bam adebayo" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Okay, you can't be afraid to take the light on the Conference Finals. And this is a game one. We're talking about. Yeah, I didn't see the LeBron Vibes. You know, that's a good example. You'll have to be that guy, maybe don't have to be LeBron. Maybe you're not quite he's been that guy he has he has yeah. Yeah those opportunities and I like his approach. Listen, if he was, you know, pulling off of one foot, you know 3 p.m. When the game type of shot, I would hate it but he was going to the rim he did have one of those down the stretch went one-on-one. That's what you're supposed to do. You didn't get it this time. You got at least four to five more chances in the series of do again, you're the top guy on this team. You're the go-to guy. You have to get used these situations it right now. I think that's a great opportunity for them to build off of that at the end of that game one finish off. Right to a point. I mean we've been on this show and I've said many times, you know, we want him to be that guy wants to be that guy something needed to be that guy so we can't really get all over him when he is trying to be that guy and then it just didn't work out but I'm with Bobby in the sense where I hated that first shot where they just drilled with a clock down basically standing in half-court when you dribble it down to 4 seconds, you've now let everybody known in the entire building and on the corner. What's what's going to happen here. So I know I'm not going to sit here and criticize Brad Stevens for that means as much smarter basketball mind than I am but was feeling that he could probably get a little bit more creative, you know out of timeouts that and not you know, more fact to the early 2000s when that was kind of like what Paul Peirce did like game after game and we won't talk to both those two years and John said it post-game don't even get to that point. You're at 5:14 close with good. Yeah throughout the fall. I didn't do that either you gotta you be better closing out that game for me. That's the thing. You don't want to see Channel message. Well, don't put yourself in that situation close the game mousetrap. You got a 14.
"bam adebayo" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Attacked the rim. We're watching the replay. Tough, tough shot, many of those as he had in his career offense. Defense subs for both teams like this up and his cantor in for defensive rebound. He's in for Grant Williams to get defensive rebound right here. You want to talk about cold? He's played seven minutes in the Toronto Siri's Jimmy Butler misses this. He had better Rebound. Miami leads by 11 Free throw Butler up and in Miami by two final timeout taken by the Celtics with 12 seconds to go Heat 1 16. Boston won 14 What a first game of this best of seven Eastern Conference finals? Well, we thought it could be this kind of Siri's casting way. Haven't seen anything tonight convinces any differently were watching this replay again. Jimmy Butler went up. We'll tell you what the fall was very late. If it all foul is late, and Butler was on his way down. He was hanging after Euro step. Just released it before he hit the ground ended up on the deck to give the Miami heat bleed on the 13th lead change of Game one. We'll fix using their final time out. Miami has one more No fouls to give Tatum with 30 Marcus Smart with 26 Campbell Walker with 19 jail in Brown with 17 rookie still in obviously and his cancer out he was in for that rebound for starters, and you've got Grant Williams instead of Daniel. For Boston Radio Dollar back in for Defense young guy came in and coming in for defense also Eric Jones Jr on the floor defense for Erik Spoelstra. So the Celtics down to Grant Williams will inbound 12 seconds to go in overtime counters on gets it into Tatum right at half court. Tatum, holding with 10 take him on the MBA logo with eight makes his later the three point line down to drive that buyout of bio three seconds to go and a late foul. Ma'am at a bio may have just one game one of the Eastern.