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"chet holmgren" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

06:32 min | Last month

"chet holmgren" Discussed on ESPN Daily

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And I love how Shopify is the tools and resources to make it easy for any business to succeed from down the street to around the globe. Reach customers online and across social networks with an ever growing suite of channel integrations and apps, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and more. Synchronize your online and in person sales, gain insights as you grow with detailed reporting of conversion rates, profit margins, and beyond, more than a store, Shopify grows with you. This is possibility, powered by Shopify. Go to Shopify dot com slash ESPN daily all lower case for a free 14 day trial and get full access to Shopify's entire suite of features. Grow your business with Shopify today. Go to Shopify dot com slash ESPN daily right now. So Tim, what the Oklahoma City Thunder are doing is fascinating. They have a million picks. They have all these possibilities. And they take Chet holmgren number two overall in the draft last month. Making him a tent pole for the experiment that they're pursuing. And when we saw him on night one as we started the show, discussing the magic looked very dumb for not pairing Chet holmgren with his old friend and old point guard Jalen suggs, who was their point guard now, they took Paolo banquero at a duke. The most NBA ready prospect in the draft arguably over chat at number one overall, but since game one in summer league, and again, it's summer league. How would you say Ted holmgren has looked? He was phenomenal in his first game, and then, you know, maybe Kenneth Lofton junior sort of provided the blueprint for teams going forward. That's Kenny Lofton, junior, the undrafted, grizzlies, big man who is big in different ways. He is 6 6 two 80, kind of the opposite of a jet holmgren. He just went right at him in the second game. Bullied him around a little bit. That's a great design first play. You come out. You execute it well. There's that volleyball loft. Has decided to play early. You know that was the game plan coming out. Use what you've got, big fella, try to get home gun down in the paint and score. You know, homegrown still had a decent game, but it had a very different look than the first game in terms of how they approached him and how he responded. It's called down to the paint. Runs a front court ball batted down by waters the dish inside my old my home grid with a quick start. He's going to have days like that where he's going to go up against guys that figure out a way to use their body against him. And that's kind of the one thing that is unknown still. And the magic looked like they took the known quantity, right? They took the guy that is probably going to be just fine right away. Maybe a little fear of what the downside of Chet holmgren could be. And I think that, you know, Sam presti with what he's working with in Oklahoma City, probably turned that around and said, what's the upside of this? And the upside is so fantastically high that it's worth the risk. And you know, I think after that second game, there were probably some eyebrows raised about, okay, let's project what it's going to look like in, you know, in January going up against someone like, I don't know, Julius Randle or somebody who kind of has the Joel. Of course. Yeah, but I think that the other side of it is he's still a 7 foot guy that brings the ball up, dribbles between his legs and takes step back threes, you know? I feel like there's so much there that is yet to be unearthed and it'll happen in fits and starts, but it kind of feels like it's going to happen. Yeah, we're seeing how this wave of we've called them aliens on this podcast. Endearingly and hopefully not pejoratively. We've seen sort of the beginning of the next iteration of the big man 7 footer who can do everything. The future of the league possibly. But it seems like Chet holmgren, he sort of showed up also with something fully formed, Tim. And that's his approach to postgame interviews. Yes, Pablo. He has that down. He is, he is the ultimate team player when it comes to postgame interviews. He since he got to Gonzaga. He has refused to do them by himself, and will only do them if a teammate joins him. Man, just shout out to my teammates setting me up. You know, talking to me, putting me in positions to be successful. Shout out this guy right here. You know, double double would have said, so, you know, great night for him, and you know that helped me a lot. You would only do this interview if we talked to one of your teammates too, and I love that. You're already trying to be a team guy, Josh. What does that mean to have your number two pick looking out for you already? It's so fun. I mean, the hype that he came in with and the way he played tonight was big for us and, you know, being a high pick like that's a lot of pressure coming in and he handed it as good as he could have. There's a share of the wealth kind of thing going on with Chet there too and it's kind of funny to watch because you know he's 20 years old and he's making these calls and he's bringing his teammates in there and playing off him and it's probably a pretty smart move on his part. Yeah, he has a very point guard philosophy that way. He has a very everybody eats philosophy when it comes to media attention. And so as you watch this kid that you spent all of this time with Tim. What are you going to be thinking about as Chet holmgren makes his way through the future of basketball? Well, Pablo, I think I'm going to be fascinated by how this experiment plays

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on ESPN Daily

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03:30 min | Last month

"chet holmgren" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"chet holmgren" Discussed on The NBA Show

The NBA Show

04:47 min | 5 months ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on The NBA Show

"Rating ever for Cal Kentucky. No one is happy with him. He tweets out this thing that says like, don't blame the players blame me. We're like, well, no shit, buddy. We all blame you. What the hell are you talking about? It's personnel. People are griping about the stuff he runs and things like that. There's a lot of teams that run the sort of three handoff thing before the dummy action before they go into pick and roll. I don't think it's that. I think it's personnel. You put guys out there that can't attack, can't shoot. I just want to say this to John calipari. If you somehow listen to this, if you somehow hear this, stop recruiting point guards who don't shoot. Stop it. I feel like Bob Newhart and that mad TV sketch. Stop it. Stop doing it. And if you're gonna do it, don't recruit one that's 5 foot 7. Seriously, when they signed him back in the summer charts, this is like, if we had recorded like, but game, we would have gotten an epic version of me. Nice sign that got back in the summer, I was like, this is not good. This is like enabling his worst instincts, which is like callus defined by the transition mow you down point guard. He is. Like, that's been a big part of his career. Derrick Rose, John wall, dear and Fox. He's had a bunch of those guys. Time has moved on. You're not going to win a title with that kind of point guard anymore, unless you have incredible shooters around them. So he goes and signs a 5 foot 7 inversion of that and he's going to have to figure out a way to get more talent on the roster, the creation talent. And I think style plays less of a thing for that. The talent issue is big for me. This is going to be a huge swing year coming up for cow. Yeah, that was Mike watching the game. And at the end of the game, it becomes a severe Wheeler show. And like you were saying, this guy is like 5 7. He only goes left. He can't shoot. I wouldn't even say he's like a crazy athlete. He's a decent athlete for his size, but he's nothing special. And this like mid major point guard just dominating the ball for Kentucky. I was like, this is not going to work. And he was holding the ball so much like the rest of team got out of rhythm. It was a tough watch. And I think to wrap it all up, I guess are you kind of saying like this is a big year for Cal. If Cal doesn't have a talent advantage, what is he really? That's the other thing as you're watching this game was like, this team is not crazy talented. He's kind of moving away from the one and done method. I'm not sure if that was by choice or he was forced to because yeah, his recruiting has kind of dried up in the last couple of years. We're going to talk about all these top players coming up in the draft. They don't go to Kentucky anymore. And if cows like getting these top 5 picks, like what is he? What's the future for a Kentucky? Yeah, he's not getting the guys. I mean, the difference is you're either where you are now or your duke. And he was getting the palos and those types of players. He was having this duke teams a very Kentucky esque kind of a team. Big athletic bruising. You can play that way if you have the talent. He hasn't been able to figure out how to enable the personnel, the right type of personnel to want to come here. He doesn't want his fours and 5s, shooting the ball. He doesn't have a three point shooter at the point of attack, which is nuts. Anyway, it's a frustrating time. And yeah, I mean, I was pretty out of it for a while. It took me a minute to kind of reboot and enjoy the tournament. I'm fully back and I'm fine. Well, I gotta ask too. How was the state of Kentucky? Are people like the president was shot in the newspapers like front page? I think people are just in a shock, man. I really do, I think people were just stunned. You know, it's kind of an embarrassing loss, I guess you could say. Yes, I think you can say that. You're out of forever. I mean, that's just what it is. The bottom line isn't Russo told me this the other night too, and just from his fresh eyes watching Kentucky, he was like, you had more than two guys out there that they weren't, they weren't guarding. And I was like, there it is. I mean, you can't get in the middle if you have that. Other than that, we were lucky though from a draft standpoint that a lot of the top, well, the top four guys were in play in the first two games. We got to see most of them play two games. You and I were really excited about the Chet holmgren versus Jalen Durham game Memphis versus Gonzaga. How'd you feel about that game? That game was awesome. That game, if you're not going to be into college basketball, if you didn't enjoy that, you're just not going to be into it, 'cause that had the feel. Did you kind of feel like it was like a heavyweight? I was like a prize fight. It was in Portland, the atmosphere was absolutely electric. Gonzaga had so much on the line, Memphis had so much on the line. One and done. And I love that like the first couple of places the game, Memphis went right at Chet. They're like, we don't respect you, we're bigger, more athletic. We're just gonna put you under the basket. It didn't really work. And that's one of the things I like about Chet is Chet's had a target on his back his whole career. And that Memphis game was the perfect example. I think they ran like post ups for Durham like three possessions. And she had blocked them every time, but they're like, we're gonna go right at your heart. We've got a top 5 pick on our team too, and we're coming at you..

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

05:48 min | 5 months ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on The Lead

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

05:44 min | 5 months ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on The Lead

"Of course comes with highs and lows, right? Everyone now all of a sudden he's like, oh, who's this kid? Like 9 months ago, nobody knew who I was 'cause I thought I was just like this. Tall, skinny, white kid who couldn't really hoop is just there because it's all. But now people know who I am. People know what I can do. I try not to pay too much attention to it. Just kind of focus on myself and just kind of stay. You mentioned a minute ago that everything his parents did with his development was deliberate. How did they handle this overnight fame that came his way after that viral video and as he became considered one of, if not the top prospect in the country? Yeah, his parents are very level headed. Even to this day, like his mother, he does his laundry. He's expected to clean up after himself. His mother is a very active. She's very active in social justice. She's worked for not for profits her whole life. He grew up at a dinner table. We're having conversations about things that are going on in the real world. We're very common. It wasn't like we're going to just sit here and talk about sports. We're going to talk about things that are happening in the world, including, you know, Black Lives Matter. As a young kid in high school, he was at a protest. And when you're 7 foot one, you can't hide like people find you. So he knew he was going to be seen, and he was fine with that, which is wonderful. And we should all feel great about that. But look, there's a lot of kids who would be like, I want to be there, but I'm afraid to be there because of the backlash or the inevitable questions. But thanks to his parents, he was really raised to believe that basketball is what you're good at, and it's a great thing, but it's not going to define who you are. And in the conversation or conversations that you've had with Chet himself, what other impressions did you have of him overall? His personality and especially how he's been handling all the scrutiny that has come his way. Yeah, I mean, it was funny when I went out there. I had a hard time. I'll be honest pinning him down for an interview. He was just reticent to do interviews at the time. He had just gotten to Gonzaga really and I was probably the first national reporter that was there. And he was wary. I think understandably, he's come of age as a great player as a really unique player at the exact same time that NIL is coming out and players are getting paid and we're having more kind of expectations because of that place on him. And I think he was very aware that he's going to get a lot of attention and didn't necessarily love it. I don't know, there's no formula. You know, I don't pay too much attention to people I don't know. Okay. But once he kind of got to talking to you, he was really anxious to talk more about you. Can you come into this right yourself? Our whole team is a bunch of really cool guys. I don't think there's anyone on the team that has a problem with anyone really. Yeah. Yeah, we're all super cool with each other. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. It's easy. Yeah, I just think he's like a normal kid. That's really what I took away. I think sometimes we forget that just because you're an extraordinary basketball player at 19 doesn't make you this eloquent orator. Gonzaga head coach Mark few is definitely not a one and done kind of coach, at least in general. You know, he likes to bring in and develop players who are going to stick around for a while. So why do you think he went after Chet homegrown the way he did? Considering he's almost certainly out of there after one season. Yeah, I mean, I think he will tell you having grown up in Philadelphia and covered Jay Wright for a lot. I consider Mark few and Jay Wright's approach very similar to how they recruit players. They want players who are whether you're here for one year or four years, you're very grounded in being present. You don't have one foot out the door. You're not worried about what's next. You're worried about what's in front of you. And so Gonzaga did their due diligence as much on Chet as Chet did on Gonzaga. It's really interesting. I think people are like, wow, he chose Gonzaga, but there was a reciprocity there. They chose him too. I mean, they would not have taken him if they didn't feel like he would fit the sort of team chemistry that they have worked so hard to build. I think they felt more secure having gone through it with Jalen suggs coming from the same high school program. Knowing the same sort of people and the dynamic of the high school program, they knew what Chet was coming from. So I think it wasn't even a risk. It was a definite calculated decision though. They know he's not going to stick around, but is he going to be present while he's here? And all indications are, he 3000% is. And you know how in your view has Chet holmgren done so far this season, especially relative to the expectations that you had for him coming in as he's shown the kind of toughness and strength that I think a lot of people assumed he didn't have. Yeah, I mean, look, it's funny, if you look at his numbers, I mean, people would say, well, he's averaging 14 points and 9.6 rebounds and two assists per game. Okay, those are great numbers. Don't miss it, but it's not like he's averaging 30 points a game. But he's playing within the system of a team that is incredibly talented and has a lot of options, but he is very dominant. If you actually watch Gonzaga play defensively, teams stop going inside because of his presence. They get blocked a few times, and they don't go in there anymore. You know what I mean? He gives them an inside presence that they didn't have last year. These averaging, you know, regular double doubles the last few games. He's blocking shots. And if you watch him play, you know, you'll see these spurts of a game where he'll go down and drain a three, run back, block a shot, come down, dunk.

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

06:43 min | 5 months ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on The Lead

"For the past few months, one of the most unusual NBA prospects we've seen in a while has been quietly dominating opponents up in Spokane. The whole grid with the left hand and a foul. I mean, that was such a smart, petty move by chat Homer. It's overused. The phrase unicorn, but this is a true unicorn. You don't see them all that often, but Chet Hong grenade is exactly that and he's the best 19 year old songwriter. Today, the athletics Dana O'Neill on Gonzaga's 7 foot one inch, a 195 pounds, human walking stick, chat holmgren. His truly unusual skill set and how he's proven time and time again that he's not, in fact, too skinny to Hank. Plus, will homegrown be the number one pick in this year's NBA draft. From wondering in the athletic, I'm under skeleton. It's Friday, February 25th, and this is the lead. Deen O'Neill, welcome back to the show. Thank you for having me. Appreciate it. So Dana, you spent some time with the Gonzaga bulldogs back in the late fall just as the season was about to begin. And you watch the team in action. First, can you describe what it's like to see at homegrown and his very unusual frame up close in person? Yeah, it's funny, well I am the mother of a very tall skinny boy who was 17 years old and he jokingly refers to Chet holmgren as a spirit animal because Chet is just long. Everything about him is long and lean. His arms are just, they dangle. Everything about him is long. I remember staring at his hands, thinking, well, they look long to me, but maybe I'm just so then I glanced over at his teammate drew Timmy to say, oh yeah, his hands are, in fact, exceptionally long. And he's skinny. I mean, I remember thinking because I was out there at Halloween time that he looks like one of the skeletons hanging like a skeleton with their limbs attacked by grommets that people had decorating their houses because that's just how he looked and so you look at him and you think, okay, he's just a tall skinny college kid that's gonna get his rear end handed to him, frankly. Well, he's often referred to as a unicorn, you know, a 7 footer with skills that someone his size should definitely not have. What stands out to you about his game? I think a lot of things, I think the thing that people most jump to when you see a guy who's 7 foot who can handle the ball, right? I mean, he's not certainly not a point guard, but he's very comfortable bringing the ball up the court. He's got a real sense of smart passage. Jimmy down low, it's easy from there. So ten hunger gets the rebound and then gets the assist at the other end of the floor. I mean, it's just. His imprints is all over the game. He's much more comfortable facing the basket, frankly, than, you know, some big guys aren't. He's also a good three point shooter. I mean, he is not afraid to take a three. He makes three. Three and perfect from the outside for the freshman 7 footer. He is just growing up. Before our eyes and once again. But I think the other thing that really struck me, they told me that in October when I was out there and I had since watched his games enough to know that it's true, he is not a pushover. I think we tend to think of somebody that skinny that someone is just going to come in and just dominate him. And that does not happen. Z dick went right in homegrown who just stuffed him. You can see Z dick knows I've got to get to homegrown's chest, but for most guys that works. It's a different deal. Well, Chet holmgren has faced his fair share of doubters during his very young career. Mostly because of that bill that we've talked about. Can you tell us a little about his development as a player and how he's been able to sort of prove his doubters wrong along the way? Like, what did his journey before Gonzaga look like? Well, you know, first of all, he's really lucky. His father was a basketball player. And his father is sort of like four, really. He's like, the filled out grown-up version of Chet, who's like, you know, found food and beer, I guess or what have you. But so his dad came up as a tall skinny guy who understood the challenges of working with a body like that. When Chet was in the 8th grade, he was kind of having some knee issues and stuff like that. You were moving at 6 three, but now you're moving at 6 9 and it's completely different. So my knees hurt really bad. I'd have grown pains in my legs. I got shin splints a lot. I don't really. And his father said, no Mas, you're not playing. We're shutting you down for a little bit because his father had knee issues. His whole life that really kind of stopped his progress cold because his legs, his knees could not keep up with his growth. And his father did not want that to happen to chess. In high school at minnehaha academy in Minneapolis, Jalen suggs was on the team. You know, last year's star at Gonzaga. My first made ten third grade. When you walked in a practice with his long khaki shorts, his college teach short and his little busted kicks. I showed up for the first time together. They played with Paige Becker's and their driveway. Growing up, I used to say, they're just so tickets for that. Could you imagine like Paige Becker's and Jalen suggs and Chet holmgren and I pick up game. But you know they look out for each other and Jalen really looked out for Chet. He looked like a big thing a string tease, you know, just looking goofy out there and kind of took him under my wing. I was like my little brother. And now he's like my little big brother because he's 7 feet. Hey. So Chet was sort of, you know, the sidekick, if you will, and that was great for him. So there wasn't all of this attention all the time on him. And suggs his father was his coach on the side. And he was instrumental in developing him as well, making sure everything was deliberate. They were very careful with him. They didn't want him to have too much. They wanted him to grow naturally. They wanted him to enjoy sort of a regular progression as a high school kid despite the fact that he had sort of these otherworldly gifts and he really didn't come along until really late in his career. Well, I know the moment that he came on to many people's radar happened at high school prospects camp put on by Steph Curry for anyone who hasn't seen that video Dana. Can you explain what happened there? Right, so he was at Steph's camp and Steph is famous for his crossover move and all of that. So basically, Chet holmgren, Steph Curry Steph Curry, which is one thing to do when you're any high school kid, but you do it when you're that size. It just doesn't fit. And he kind of crosses him over in scores. And of course, everyone goes bananas and this being the world of the Internet, it gets picked up and gets tons and tons of views. So all of a sudden, he's sort of like this Internet sensation, which.

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

05:27 min | 6 months ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

"Agreed. But I think that with the way that Chen is playing, if he continues to do that, he will find his way into the national player of the year conversation. And they're perfect for each other. I mean, they really do. They play off each other about as well. I was there again, I talked to Timmy for a while, I talked to chip for a while. And drew understood, again, how they be able to play off one another so well, especially with Jeff being able to make shots from the perimeter. That's the huge part. We didn't know if Chet would be a low 30s, three point shooter this year or not. He's gotten confidence with that, starting to take it more, but not falling in love with it either. Right. No, I agree. He plays off the clothes out. He makes good decisions. He can finish with either hand around the rim. I mean, I think Chet holmgren has only helped himself here. And there's a lot of guys that have helped themselves. I think the talk of who will be the number one pick is fascinating. Because I think jabari Smith has had a great year. Follow Ben Carroll has had a great year. Ted holmgren has had a great year. Jade and ivy has exploded into that conversation. I think that that you could go a lot of different ways and there's a lot of crazy talent in this draft at the top end. And we haven't thrown the name and I don't know if he'll be in the draft, but shaden sharp, the kid who enrolled earlier, Kentucky is not playing this year, which would lead me to believe that I would think that then he'll play next year, right? You would think, I mean, otherwise Cal's not holding him out. He's going to play him this year. So in his mind, yes, I think Cal's thinking that way. But when it comes down to it and an MBA agent tells this kid, hey, you're gonna be a top 5 pick, which I think he would be. Yeah..

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

05:09 min | 6 months ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Good right now. In terms of the way that he impacts both ends of the court, that to me is why that BYU game was the most impressive game I'd seen. Johnny Davis was great on offense against Purdue. And he was good on the ball defensively. He didn't completely obliterate everything or Purdue wanted to do with the basket. He didn't completely make it so like it was impossible for Purdue to score. BYU in that game shot 33% from two point range. Like they couldn't go in there and score if they tried. They scored 57 points on 82 possessions. That was an 82 possession game. That was not like a 70 possession game where Gonzaga got hot. Like BYU, they did okay defensively. Like we're being honest, like BYU was not the defense was not the problem there. The problem was that they could not score effectively with Chet holmgren in the game against Gonzaga like for him to go 2017 he completely shut down the defensive side of the glass obviously like no second chance opportunities. That was an incredible basketball game. It was incredible. And he wanted to when they were up by so many. I honestly couldn't change the channel. I couldn't go to bed. I couldn't watch a different game because I was waiting for what Chet did next because he was in such a groove on both sides of the floor. I didn't care to 20 point game. I wanted to see that next play on defense. I want to see offense, so he's going to announce shot fake and take off the dribble and try dunk on a guys. I got to hit another three. He's uncovering even more stuff that I didn't know he had and his offensive bag. I'm very curious to see kind of how this shifts because we talked about doing a race for number one, segment and said, maybe I'll do it for a week or two. It still feels like a race. I had hollow number one. It's all changing kind of by the week and I don't want to be too like caught taking and say, hey, every week of a new number one guy, but it's still a battle. I don't think anything I said. Well, I want to just kind of let you tell me what you said on the phone yesterday. It's a literal roller coaster. I think that that's the best comparison at this point. It is. And I think we're kind of like, jabari was like all the way up, like a week ago, it's this guy's a runaway and he's doing anything right then he had a couple okay games. He only had 7 field goals times versus Georgia and Katie Johnson and $1 green combined for 39, so he was just all right, Paolo, we've seen just kind of the lack of scoring at times and creation, which is kind of nuts because he was noted for that..

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

05:41 min | 6 months ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"I don't know if it's repackaging of these guys or the trade exception really works and they really can lure a free agent there just not the easiest thing in the world to do. You can't just clear money and say, hey, we're going to get one of the top 6 free agent guys out there. They're going to go to other markets first. And then sell the appeal of playing with aim lower than playing with the guys that are currently under roster. Maybe it takes one domino and then you get the second guy says, all right, the dame, player a, you pull me in there. They have Anthony simons who's emerging, you have Josh hart, then your decent core. But you're probably still too contributors away before they can make that next leap back into the playoff picture. So I'm just going to kind of run through Portland's leading scorer so far this year. Damien Lillard, obviously. CJ McCollum no longer on the team. Norman Powell no longer on the team. And for these simons, restricted free agent this summer, probably going to get a lot of money from Portland and should. He's been really good. He's averaged 20 points for games since he's entered the starting lineup. Useful player, right? Yusuf nurkic, free agent this summer. You see your little out for the year. Valuable piece, moving forward for them, but probably more of like a lower end starting wing slash rotational win. Ben mclemore, just a guy, like minimum scale player. Robert Covington no longer on the team, Larry Nancy and you're no longer on the team. Those are your top 9 in the rotation this year. Yeah. Look, I'll be calling about Damian Lillard at this point. We're back to Dillard. It's game time. Okay. That's all I have to say about that. Like poorly needs to figure out direction. If they did this without consulting game ahead of time and did this without like kind of a real concerted plan in terms of we are going to move dame this summer. And then we're going to move the now in addition to all these guys or we're going to keep them and then bring guys in in sign and trades in order to rebuild the roster around him..

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No. 5 Duke holds off No. 1 Gonzaga for 84-81 victory

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 9 months ago

No. 5 Duke holds off No. 1 Gonzaga for 84-81 victory

"Follow Ben Carroll scored twenty one points to lead number five Duke over top ranking jacket eighty four eighty one the Bulldogs clawed back from a nine point second half deficit to take the lead but the blue devils closed on a thirteen nine run Wendell Moore junior scored twenty points and Mark Williams added seventeen with nine rebounds for the blue devils do took control of the seventeen six run after the zags scored the game's first four points Julian Strother leg inside with a career high twenty points and ten rebounds due to me added seventeen points and Chet Holmgren had sixteen points for the zags I'm Dave Ferrie

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No. 1 Gonzaga turns showdown with No. 2 UCLA into 83-63 rout

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 9 months ago

No. 1 Gonzaga turns showdown with No. 2 UCLA into 83-63 rout

"Andrew Neumark scored twenty four points in top ranking zagra improved to six and by whipping number two UCLA eighty three sixty three to capture the empire classic freshman Chet Holmgren showed off his unique skill set with an array of blocks and dunks finishing with fifteen points six rebounds and four rejections true to me was just as effective inside scoring eighteen points hi Amy how Cass tried to keep the Bruins it finishing with nineteen points before UCLA fell to five in one it was the first meeting between the two teams since their epic battle in the final four last spring I'm Dave Ferrie

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"I would take him every single time at 3436 if he's on the board and would not want to suck. I thought you were safety slots 2:50 ish but ya know depends what they do what they do early take another point guard but they go a different direction than go point there. It's it'll be the conversation know they need they need me more than one point guard on that roster. I would take regardless of who they take a twenty one. I would say catch us when student 3436 like you have a crazy management structure restructuring that track of who knows what direction they're going to go know a hundred percent. Like I have no idea of what they're always going to do. It's going to be fascinating. But yeah, I am a I am a Cassius Winston believer even though again, I think he's going to really struggled offensively. I don't think that that's wrong but I mean, I'm surprised either us if it when he makes it no, I think I will be surprised if he doesn't make it to be honest. There's worse point guards in the NBA for sure like he is born Monta Morris is really good. He is better than monse Morris, I think. Monta have a little bit more size little bit little bit little bit Yeah, Cassius has like a 6-7 wingspan though advances. So that's that's smaller guard mold. Yeah. Yeah and Mangia a little bit a little bit more athletic than cash a little more Shifty to yeah. Yeah, but I mean unbelievable passer unbelievable pull up shooter like wage out of the hundred and fifty players to take at least a hundred pull-ups last year. He finished 17in pull-up jump shooting with a 51.4 effective field-goal percentage. That was third-best among all draft prospects. He runs around ball screens. He runs around off ball screens. Click play them off while occasionally like he's never off-balance. He's always poised. Yeah. I'm betting on Cassius Winston Smith. Yeah, it's funny. It's funny because all these guards that we've talked about Ad nauseam for the last however, many months they all have just like one thing like man if he just could play a little defense. We just going to lay in a little bit if you put together you can see it's about anybody put together all these guards to be like this perfect like number eighteen pick, but it's like they're all kind of just have like a little bit of Deficiency that we can't figure out. Yep. Yep. All right. I think that's all we got here Penny. Did you want to you want to complain to me about not drinking Coors Light during draft week off know that that was my complaining me. I asked you you're you're across the globe. I'm guessing you're doing a couple all-nighters, but I'm just curious of your actual draft setup. I.

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"I like this body. He knows how to use that mid-range really rebounds. Well, I am a little worried wage. Defense and guardian space but I keep getting drawn back to I was on social media and for Grassroots basketball. I coached Max Hooper who played his last season Oakland for Greg kampe and and he wrote about trying to be at your absolute Peak at one skill like round out the rest of the game, but just being Elite shooter and Mac famously didn't take a two-point shot all years a groceries and and he talked about how Duncan Robinson said the same thing on JJ Redick podcast, like just be at the absolute top dollar game at what the top of your game is and everything else out. So it terms of a shooter able to hit shots. I am a believer in Jordan or I do just want to shout out Maxx super what a circuitous Journey for Maxx super over over here Harvard st. John's to Oakland literally like you said did not take a single two-point shot in his final year, which I'm playing with what he said too was that he was encouraged. I mean most times it's a defense close out runs you off one shot fake one step in he was encouraged to shot fake sidestep. Take a three. Right? Right. Cuz because you say it's like that that's what he's like. He's a three point shooter. He's yep. How worried are you about the Jordan wore a defense in back tires defense if you still have takes on Mac super. Yeah. I love next to a pretty she came home to find either. Yeah..

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"All right, and we're back here on the game theory podcast Madam. I'm just very sorry that you didn't get to participate in the Coors Light commercial that off after I have to record here. Yeah. I'm I'm participating my own way one day. It'll be a commercial but I will I will partes participate and having a few I see fog in the draft next week. So doing more of this and kind of pre-gaming in our own way. It's it all makes sense God. I wish I could have a Coors Light during the draft. That would be so nice. Why can't you off the sheer tonnage of work that I have to do that night? We'll get into it the end but that's fine. Let's let's talk about some sleepers. So Matt off each going to name four or five names. We'll see. I don't want to go more than like an hour this episode and we've already gone twenty minutes. So let's Let's get started here and I will give you the floor. First to give your first name good. I just want to start by saying that I'm excited to do this because I think we played the game the last few pods like we did the mock. We did the high low, This is more like the the hardcore draft nerds enthusiasts like us and I just remember as a quick aside like a few years ago. I went to a Billy Joel concert. She really plays a hit see no to the audience and worries about to play a more obscure song. He told the crowd like if you're not DieHard fans is a good time to go to the bathroom get a drink. So I hope you guys stick around don't do Thursday dive into Sam's crazy brain of 15 hours of film of days. He watches he's giving me the floor first, which is great because he picked his name's first. He still yeah, I guess I did I did your dirty like that did not know it's good. We have a little carrier. But anyway, we gotta get moving here. I think that we talked about a line this probably about 40. I said 45 you said 49 guys. I could be first roundish pics. So because of that guaranteed deals for me, correct? Yeah, I'm sorry. So I'm going first with the guy that has been on some first-round boards, but I don't see him there as much as often and that's Daniel aturu from Minnesota home. So he's been mentioned by some pics that ended the first round. He's in that cluster of Biggs with Xavier Tillman Zeke. Nnaji Isaiah Stewart, Jaylon Smith, but I don't know if he's naturally separate himself from that pack..

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Look these days it seems like life is forcing us to be on all the time. I know I feel that especially this week during the draft week, but every now and then it's important to stop and just hit that reset button. That's when you're going to want to reach for a Coors Light. It's Mountain Cold refreshment. It's made to chill if you ever feel like you always have to be on the best way to go and hit that reset button is just by reaching for a Coors Light because there's only one beer out there that's literally made the chill in that is Coors Light. If you don't want to make an enemy of good friend of the program at money you need to go for a Coors Light Coors Light once you to know that no matter what sport is on this fall Saturdays are your time to chill even if your team isn't playing this year. There are still plenty of teams in sports on T that can give you the excuse to chill and drink a beer heck. There's going to be 1 on Wednesday night whenever the NBA draft comes up. Like is the one that I choose when I need to unwind it's the one that Matt Penny chooses when he needs to unwind so when you want to hit that reset reach for the beer that's made to chill get Coors Light in the new-look delivered straight to your door at get Coors Light celebrate responsibly Coors Brewing Company, Golden, Colorado. Support for this podcast comes from CDW and Cisco modern modernization today has the products you need to modernize your.

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"Yep, so I really hope that Chet can keep putting on weight because if he does he is going to be He's going to be a monster. It's it's everything that I look for in a prospect ball handling shooting Rim protection at the center position ability to create shots fearlessness wage toughness, like clearly clearly a pretty smart kid too and like yeah everything that you look for like it's across the board, which is funny because we I say we is kind of like an overarching basketball media type people overuse unicorn and built different but this kid everything you just said is this close as we've seen because I remember like last summer or two summers ago. I'm sorry. Jalen green and Jalen Suggs a couple of people like or the Unicorn gang unicorn fan because I think a Florida State assistant told Janet green. He's a unicorn and greens. Very good. It's not a unicorn he's as 656 off Netflix free go to there have been parents like for like the last thirty years of basketball. Yeah, but like you see Chet Holmgren, it's like what is that? And it's it's a unicorn as it's close to go get like I don't want to put that that burden that stamp that tag on them. But like that's stuff. You don't see every five ten fifteen years. I've already started thinking about like the NBA stuff like okay, we have to go too crazy here. But like if you put them with a stronger Center, you can kind of play both four and five off guard fives all the time, but there there's going to be ways to use them, but he definitely have to bulk up. Yeah. I'll be interested to see What his lateral Mobility would look like playing against like on an island with guards in the NBA? You know what I mean? Like, I don't know that I'm convinced yet that he can place before in like an effective manner at the MBA level know what he is good at is which is fine by the way, like that's not me like trashing him. That's like no. No, it's just like a real question becomes not at all and like it's hard to play as a for when you're seven foot tall and the NBA. Yeah, and he has exceptional timing on his jumps to so like even when he does get beat like he he knows how to recover a little bit off to get back to the rim. I mean there was a play I think it was a money until I finish on the other side of the rim and like check with him and blocked them. Yep. So anyway, I love them. It's it's going to be fun to watch this development the next few years. He's absolutely nasty. I agree with you. Let's take a quick commercial break here and we'll be back to doing some sleeper discussions for the 2020 NBA draft. Just.

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

Game Theory Podcast

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast

"He's a beautiful stroke off. Announce he's going to be a monster scoring the basketball and he already has a monster. It's 16 years old scoring the basketball. I am interested to see what his next career steps are just because of the way that some things seem to be getting handled in regard to like reclassification or wony reclassify or you know is going to go to Michigan State like it's off have some questions. You know what I mean? Reproach out here. This is Chad cast. Yeah. Yeah and with chat like none of that none of those questions exists. He is off a fucking Force because he is just so Fearless of everybody he is going to be I mean that the dog and wolf wolf line but life Lupin unions who who runs Texas hard work and that runs from Lucas Elites you IPL team. He has a quote he has a term that he's in Texas. He's an outside dog. He's known a dog poop in the house. He's an outside dog and a dog Oh perfect. Like he he is an outside dog. He's not. Yeah, and like you said he needs to put on I swear to God. I think it's at least forty pounds to play like as a dead center in the NBA and do what he can do affecting shots like that game against FC prep. Like he was affecting every single shot every girl crazy. It was both ends. It was not just on the offensive and like yeah, he had thirty two and twelve and you know, six blocks or whatever. He had. I don't even remember the numbers off the top of my head. Yeah, there might be something like that and it wasn't even just the production. It was the defense. It was every single thing that you look for to do that at the end be a level. You need to be 235 Middle East and it's going to take time to 3. That's yeah that's going to be a while. I mean you'd have to be I set it to you. He slid gently put on ten to Fifteen pounds of muscle dog. Ring quarantine, but by working on lifting eating more. Yeah. I know that doesn't seem reasonable logical but I went back and even looked at old photos like he has so I'm hoping yeah, you do with me about his frame just like are you able to pack on the pounds and and Adam think I'll see you mentioned to the broadcast that He spoke to an NBA Scout who said never worry about the wait, like their way program will be able to put pounds on them. But I do obviously that's the first thing you you worry about is the durability stuff and he hasn't had a ton of injuries like that. But you just his fearlessness. It causes pause cuz it's like all right. How long is he going to be able to throw his body until nineteen against NBA fours and fives you you always worry about the wait stuff because if a guy puts too much weight on his frame, it leads to further injuries down the road right off. Does it too fast it leads to like joints getting out of whack and like ligaments getting out of whack. Like the thing that like sticks out in my brain is Darius miles like many years ago about getting super jacked that one year like immediately getting hurt. Yeah. Just remember like the the differences body from like the Clippers to like the Cavs was like obviously apparent..

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

05:07 min | 2 years ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

"And tell me if you've heard this one Chris Webber. I heard Chris Webber for me like it's interesting cuz I think my playstyle varies from who I'm playing against so some people may see me insane. Oh, he's like Carlos boozer's when I've heard but then some people see me play and be like, I used Tobias Harris or he's a you know, something like that who's more handles off and stuff like that, you know, cuz it just kind of varies, you know in high school. I'm bigger than everybody. So imma just get download cuz that's easy buckets, but in a U or better competition, you know, I got becraft here and climb wage no creative ways to score so it'll be something else you can handle you can pass you can score in the post. I mean, just I think and I said, it's everybody when you're a killer on the coil pack. That's what I say about you. I just think that you have that mentality about you and that versatility like Chad said, that's something you don't expect when you first see you. You don't necessarily expect that versatility to be able to handle it. Like you can to be able to shoot it from the perimeter. Go ahead shut my comparison. That would probably be like a prime of that. That's more athletic. Yeah. Well, all right your turn to you and this one person I've heard. All right, I'm breakdown would just be the lead shot blocker Elite on top of being able to be at least shooter from the outside being able to be a ball screener or come off ball screens either one being able to pass out a double as you see over to defense killer mentality, you know, he's not timid at all and then also kind of like a hundred dog mentality. Obviously. He's number one now but a year ago, He wasn't and you could just see that every time he plays that he has that. You know, that that Underdog mentality in a way just has a chip on his shoulder and then just being as fluid as you age seven feet is ridiculous, you know for me. I've never seen a 7-footer being able to In and Out the behind-the-back Steph Curry and then delegate like when I seen that was like shaking my head was like what the hell did I just see but you weren't alone. You weren't alone. Yeah, so that's not what's that? I thought that to myself after I did it. What what did I just do? Yeah, it was funny cuz you look at you. And again, what are your way? What did you wait long time? I saw you go ahead. I'm going to be brutally honest. I don't think I don't think was anything over like 178 last year God. Yeah,.

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"chet holmgren" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"chet holmgren" Discussed on Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

"All right pleased to welcome in a special edition of the Pod this week and we're going high school. We're going with the top high school players in the country and who better to talk the number one player Chet Holmgren and Paolo banchero two guys that I've seen love your games love how hard you play your very different in your games off, but I don't how many times you guys faced each other how many times you guys come up against each other? I think we played against each other at this All-Star game type thing down in Atlanta wage. Um, I don't think we played at MVP a did we know I think yeah, just All-Star Game Atlanta, but at least 100 Mbps I think our teams even played so well, how cool is it to watch each other? Cuz your games are so different but you're both the thing. I love about both of you guys is how hard you both play. I mean that that to me is something that can be taught. I think that's hold both of you that that I just respect you guys, especially the high school level for how hard you guys play but you have such different games such different body builds everything like that. How much do you guys follow? What do you like about Jets game? Yeah, I love chess game, you know just being able to be as tall he is. He's the tallest person. I mean every court and just being able to be so skinny and then being able to change shots the way you do, know, and you go into pain you see check, know, you definitely second-guess what you should go up or not. So just those two days and then here that like you said how hard you play faith in him not ever being scared for you know, every time I see him play, you know, he's talking mess. He's he's you know in the game, so that's probably my favorite thing. Check what he respect. I mean when you see Paulo and and he's big he's strong. He's athletic you're both versatile. But what is it that stands out the most? Yeah, a lot of things. He just said about me the same for him. And then like you just said the versatility of being able to especially move at his size and have have the whole package. Hi po may ipost bring outside the jump shot. Pretty much can do it all I want to know what it's been like guys. I mean for me this past summer has been brutal in a lot of ways like the rest of us off. I mean, I'm usually at the peach jam, I'm usually in Vegas I go out as much I can in the summer to see as many of you guys as I can and get to know you guys before you get out of college and in the NBA, but what is it been like for you guys not getting that opportunity to be on the circuit again in the biggest summer really of your of your high school careers? Go, I mean it was a bummer. You know before I was committed. I was looking forward to playing in front of coaches one last time and then it's just the fact that you know, I thought we had a really good team this year. I've.

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