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Booker scores 30; Paul-less Suns beat Wolves 129-117
"Devin Booker and Michael bridges each scored over 30 points in the sun's one 29 one 17 victory at Minnesota Booker delivered 32 points and a season high ten assists Bridges scored 13 of his 31 points in the first quarter Cameron Payne chipped in 23 points starting in place of Chris Paul who sent out with right heel soreness Phoenix led by as many as 27 and rebounding from Monday's loss to the 76ers Rudy Gobert returned to Minnesota's lineup after a two game absence due to health and safety protocols Colbert scored 13 of his team high 25 points in the third quarter I'm Dave fairy
Suns match Pacers' offer for Ayton, keeping nucleus intact
"It took just a few hours for the suns to hang on to Deandre ayton a person with knowledge of the matter says Phoenix has matched the pacers four year $133 million offer sheet to the starting center The move keeps the sun's nucleus of ayton and all star backcourt Chris Paul and Devin Booker intact The center averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game last season while shooting 63% from the field and 37% on three pointers Ayton was a key figure during the sun's run to the 2021 finals and he helped Phoenix when a team record 64 games this past season I'm Dave
Doncic, Mavs beat foul-plagued Paul, Suns to even series 2-2
"The the the the Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks have have have have even even even even their their their their Western Western Western Western Conference Conference Conference Conference semifinal semifinal semifinal semifinal series series series series the the the the two two two two games games games games a a a a piece piece piece piece with with with with the the the the one one one one eleven eleven eleven eleven one one one one a a a a one one one one win win win win over over over over the the the the Suns Suns Suns Suns Luka Luka Luka Luka Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers scored scored scored scored twenty twenty twenty twenty six six six six points points points points to to to to help help help help Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas shoot shoot shoot shoot twenty twenty twenty twenty of of of of forty forty forty forty four four four four from from from from three three three three point point point point range range range range but but but but Dodge Dodge Dodge Dodge was was was was more more more more impressed impressed impressed impressed with with with with teammate teammate teammate teammate Dorian Dorian Dorian Dorian Finney Finney Finney Finney Smith Smith Smith Smith who who who who delivered delivered delivered delivered a a a a playoff playoff playoff playoff career career career career high high high high twenty twenty twenty twenty four four four four points points points points on on on on eight eight eight eight of of of of twelve twelve twelve twelve from from from from beyond beyond beyond beyond the the the the arc arc arc arc amazing amazing amazing amazing was was was a a a atriz atriz atriz amazing amazing amazing whatever whatever whatever the the the words words words you you you know know know but but but I'm I'm I'm not not not surprised surprised surprised he's he's he's capable capable capable of of of doing doing doing this this this Suns Suns Suns guard guard guard Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul found found found out out out early early early in in in the the the fourth fourth fourth quarter quarter quarter one one one game game game after after after committing committing committing seven seven seven turnovers turnovers turnovers Paul Paul Paul finished finished finished with with with just just just five five five points points points seven seven seven assists assists assists and and and seven seven seven rebounds rebounds rebounds Devin Devin Devin Booker Booker Booker had had had a a a game game game high high high thirty thirty thirty five five five points points points for for for the the the sons sons sons who who who host host host game game game five five five on on on Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday I'm I'm I'm Dave Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie
Mavs get defensive, top Suns 103-94 for 2-1 series deficit
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Update on the latest sports
"AP AP AP AP sports sports sports sports on on on on time time time time Merriam Merriam Merriam Merriam another another another another busy busy busy busy night night night night of of of of playoff playoff playoff playoff action action action action on on on on Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday in in in in the the the the NBA NBA NBA NBA the the the the heat heat heat heat and and and and sons sons sons sons both both both both honored honored honored honored their their their their top top top top seed seed seed seed status status status status with with with with winds winds winds winds to to to to go go go go up up up up to to to to nothing nothing nothing nothing in in in in their their their their second second second second round round round round series series series series Miami Miami Miami Miami be be be be Joel Joel Joel Joel Embiid Embiid Embiid Embiid less less less less seventy seventy seventy seventy six six six six is is is is one one one one nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen one one one one oh oh oh oh three three three three while while while while Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix got got got got fifty fifty fifty fifty points points points points from from from from its its its its backward backward backward backward of of of of Chris Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul Paul and and and and Devin Devin Devin Devin Booker Booker Booker Booker to to to to knock knock knock knock off off off off Dallas Dallas Dallas Dallas one one one one twenty twenty twenty twenty nine nine nine nine one one one one oh oh oh oh nine nine nine nine three three three three NHL NHL NHL NHL playoff playoff playoff playoff series series series series and and and and now now now now tied tied tied tied at at at at a a a a game game game game apiece apiece apiece apiece the the the the defending defending defending defending Stanley Stanley Stanley Stanley Cup Cup Cup Cup champion champion champion champion lightning lightning lightning lightning raked raked raked raked over over over over the the the the maple maple maple maple Leafs Leafs Leafs Leafs five five five five three three three three the the the the wild wild wild wild come come come come past past past past the the the the blue blue blue blue six six six six two two two two and and and and the the the the Oilers Oilers Oilers Oilers had had had had a a a a squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky clean clean clean clean six six six six nothing nothing nothing nothing route route route route of of of of the the the the kings kings kings kings the the the the hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes hurricanes went went went went up up up up to to to to nothing nothing nothing nothing on on on on the the the the Bruins Bruins Bruins Bruins with with with with a a a a five five five five to to to to triumph triumph triumph triumph baseball baseball baseball baseball the the the the Yankees Yankees Yankees Yankees winning winning winning winning streak streak streak streak was was was was snapped snapped snapped snapped an an an an eleven eleven eleven eleven by by by by the the the the blue blue blue blue jays jays jays jays two two two two to to to to one one one one while while while while the the the the Mets Mets Mets Mets streak streak streak streak of of of of series series series series wins wins wins wins was was was was halted halted halted halted by by by by the the the the Braves Braves Braves Braves at at at at seven seven seven seven after after after after Atlanta's Atlanta's Atlanta's Atlanta's buying buying buying buying to to to to victory victory victory victory secured secured secured secured a a a a series series series series split split split split in in in in other other other other key key key key games games games games the the the the Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers Dodgers rout rout rout rout of of of of the the the the giants giants giants giants the the the the Astros Astros Astros Astros thank thank thank thank the the the the mariners mariners mariners mariners and and and and the the the the results results results results for for for for the the the the nineteenth nineteenth nineteenth nineteenth time time time time in in in in twenty twenty twenty twenty games games games games eighteen eighteen eighteen eighteen to to to to four four four four to to to to the the the the brewers brewers brewers brewers Tom Tom Tom Tom million million million million AP AP AP AP sports sports sports sports
Paul has another stellar fourth, Suns blow past Mavs 129-109
"Chris Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul Paul put put put put in in in in twenty twenty twenty twenty eight eight eight eight point point point point fourteen fourteen fourteen fourteen in in in in the the the the fourth fourth fourth fourth quarter quarter quarter quarter as as as as the the the the signs signs signs signs the the the the feed feed feed feed the the the the Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks one one one one twenty twenty twenty twenty nine nine nine nine one one one one or or or or nine nine nine nine to to to to take take take take a a a a two two two two games games games games to to to to nothing nothing nothing nothing lead lead lead lead in in in in their their their their semi semi semi semi final final final final series series series series the the the the sons sons sons sons had had had had a a a a twenty twenty twenty twenty three three three three to to to to run run run run thanks thanks thanks thanks to to to to Paul Paul Paul Paul getting getting getting getting hot hot hot hot at at at at the the the the key key key key time time time time he he he he says says says says it's it's it's it's something something something something he he he he likes likes likes likes to to to to do do do do not not not not just just just just a a a a region region region region game game game game in in in in other other other guys guys guys on on on the the the team team team a a a big big big shot shot shot you you you know know know never never never made made made a a a run run run just just just to to to get get get is is is gonna gonna gonna get get get as as as warm warm warm up up up into into into the the the game game game so so so this this this feed feed feed off off off of of of that that that Devin Devin Devin Booker Booker Booker scored scored scored thirty thirty thirty four four four the the the sons sons sons it it it was was was the the the eleventh eleventh eleventh straight straight straight win win win over over over Dallas Dallas Dallas since since since November November November of of of twenty twenty twenty ninety ninety ninety look look look at at at doctors doctors doctors led led led Dallas Dallas Dallas with with with thirty thirty thirty five five five points points points five five five rebounds rebounds rebounds and and and seven seven seven assists assists assists George George George tenet tenet tenet X. X. X.
Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6
"The the the the Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Suns Suns Suns Suns found found found found the the the the perfect perfect perfect perfect way way way way to to to to wrap wrap wrap wrap up up up up their their their their first first first first round round round round series series series series with with with with the the the the New New New New Orleans Orleans Orleans Orleans pelicans pelicans pelicans pelicans winning winning winning winning game game game game six six six six one one one one fifteen fifteen fifteen fifteen one one one one oh oh oh oh nine nine nine nine Chris Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul Paul shot shot shot shot a a a a perfect perfect perfect perfect fourteen fourteen fourteen fourteen for for for for fourteen fourteen fourteen fourteen from from from from the the the the field field field field to to to to set set set set an an an an NBA NBA NBA NBA playoff playoff playoff playoff record record record record for for for for shots shots shots shots without without without without a a a a miss miss miss miss as as as as he he he he scored scored scored scored thirty thirty thirty thirty three three three three points points points points to to to to spur spur spur spur the the the the come come come come back back back back win win win win second second second second quarter quarter quarter quarter someone someone someone someone somewhere somewhere somewhere somewhere they're they're they're they're not not not not so so so so coaches coaches coaches coaches have have have have a a a a good good good good rest rest rest rest yeah yeah yeah I'll I'll I'll tell tell tell you you you that that that and and and then then then coming coming coming out out out of of of the the the third third third quarter quarter quarter I I I sort sort sort of of of started started started gangs gangs gangs bone bone bone in in in his his his downtown downtown downtown and and and so so so now now now I I I have have have to to to try try try to to to source source source forced forced forced issue issue issue falls falls falls back back back court court court partner partner partner Devin Devin Devin Booker Booker Booker returned returned returned to to to action action action after after after missing missing missing the the the previous previous previous three three three games games games with with with a a a hamstring hamstring hamstring injury injury injury Booker's Booker's Booker's three three three point point point shot shot shot with with with one one one forty forty forty two two two left left left a a a Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix the the the lead lead lead for for for good good good he he he finished finished finished with with with thirteen thirteen thirteen points points points Brandon Brandon Brandon Ingram Ingram Ingram led led led the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans with with with twenty twenty twenty one one one points points points I'm I'm I'm John John John Merriam Merriam Merriam
Bridges, Paul lead Suns past Pelicans 112-97 for 3-2 lead
"Kael Kael Kael Kael bridges bridges bridges bridges had had had had a a a a playoff playoff playoff playoff career career career career high high high high thirty thirty thirty thirty one one one one points points points points the the the the Suns Suns Suns Suns led led led led from from from from start start start start to to to to finish finish finish finish to to to to defeat defeat defeat defeat the the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans pelicans one one one one twelve twelve twelve twelve ninety ninety ninety ninety seven seven seven seven Chris Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul Paul added added added added twenty twenty twenty twenty two two two two points points points points and and and and eleven eleven eleven eleven assists assists assists assists the the the the Andre Andre Andre Andre Eaton Eaton Eaton Eaton nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen points points points points and and and and nine nine nine nine rebounds rebounds rebounds rebounds Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix now now now now has has has has a a a a three three three three game game game game to to to to two two two two advantage advantage advantage advantage in in in in a a a a best best best best of of of of seven seven seven seven series series series series but but but but it it it it was was was was an an an an easy easy easy easy New New New New Orleans Orleans Orleans Orleans reduce reduce reduce reduce the the the the signs signs signs signs eighteen eighteen eighteen eighteen point point point point third third third third quarter quarter quarter quarter lead lead lead lead to to to to just just just just seven seven seven seven before before before before the the the the sun's sun's sun's sun's regained regained regained regained control control control control down down down down the the the the stretch stretch stretch stretch Brandon Brandon Brandon Brandon Ingram Ingram Ingram Ingram led led led led New New New New Orleans Orleans Orleans Orleans with with with with twenty twenty twenty twenty two two two two George George George George chatter chatter chatter chatter Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix
Ingram, Pelicans overwhelm Booker-less Suns to tie series
"The the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans pelicans have have have have nodded nodded nodded nodded their their their their series series series series with with with with the the the the top top top top seeded seeded seeded seeded sons sons sons sons at at at at two two two two games games games games apiece apiece apiece apiece beating beating beating beating Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix one one one one eighteen eighteen eighteen eighteen one one one one oh oh oh oh three three three three Brandon Brandon Brandon Brandon Ingram Ingram Ingram Ingram for for for for just just just just thirty thirty thirty thirty points points points points in in in in your your your your eyes eyes eyes eyes valanciunas valanciunas valanciunas valanciunas had had had had a a a a double double double double double double double double valanciunas valanciunas valanciunas valanciunas came came came came away away away away with with with with twenty twenty twenty twenty six six six six points points points points and and and and fifteen fifteen fifteen fifteen rebounds rebounds rebounds rebounds for for for for the the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans pelicans who who who who took took took took control control control control by by by by outscoring outscoring outscoring outscoring the the the the sons sons sons sons thirty thirty thirty thirty five five five five twenty twenty twenty twenty three three three three in in in in the the the the third third third third quarter quarter quarter quarter Ingram Ingram Ingram Ingram had had had had sixteen sixteen sixteen sixteen points points points points in in in in the the the the period period period period my my my my team team team team is is is is my my my my help help help help me me me me a a a a lot lot lot lot just just just just to to to to me me me me in in in in the the the the right right right right spots spots spots spots passing passing passing passing the the the the ball ball ball ball in in in in the the the the right right right right areas areas areas areas and and and and just just just just making making making making me me me me look look look look good good good good this this this this is is is is not not not not a a a a team team team team member member member member and and and and just just just just Oakland Oakland Oakland Oakland got got got got Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix got got got got within within within within four four four four in in in in the the the the final final final final period period period period before before before before New New New New Orleans Orleans Orleans Orleans scored scored scored scored the the the the next next next next twelve twelve twelve twelve points points points points the the the the sun sun sun sun starting starting starting starting back back back back court court court court accounted accounted accounted accounted for for for for just just just just twelve twelve twelve twelve points points points points with with with with Chris Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul Paul finishing finishing finishing finishing with with with with four four four four I'm I'm I'm I'm Dave Dave Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie
Paul, Ayton help Booker-less Suns beat Pelicans 114-111
"The the the the Suns Suns Suns Suns overcame overcame overcame overcame Devin Devin Devin Devin Booker's Booker's Booker's Booker's absence absence absence absence to to to to beat beat beat beat the the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans pelicans one one one one fourteen fourteen fourteen fourteen one one one one eleven eleven eleven eleven and and and and take take take take a a a a two two two two games games games games to to to to one one one one lead lead lead lead in in in in the the the the first first first first round round round round series series series series Chris Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul Paul scored scored scored scored nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen of of of of his his his his twenty twenty twenty twenty eight eight eight eight points points points points in in in in the the the the fourth fourth fourth fourth quarter quarter quarter quarter Paul Paul Paul Paul hit hit hit hit eight eight eight eight straight straight straight straight Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix points points points points to to to to give give give give his his his his team team team team in in in in ninety ninety ninety ninety eight eight eight eight ninety ninety ninety ninety three three three three lead lead lead lead that's that's that's that's a a a a big big big big win win win win for for for for us us us us you you you you know know know know we we we we knew knew knew knew it it it it was was was was gonna gonna gonna gonna be be be be about about about about committing committing committing committing you you you know know know come come come in in in may may may this this this rain rain rain is is is gonna gonna gonna be be be tough tough tough you you you know know know the the the man man man and and and thank thank thank you you you everybody everybody everybody just just just pitched pitched pitched in in in an an an item item item we we we did did did enough enough enough to to to win win win the the the Andre Andre Andre eight eight eight netted netted netted twenty twenty twenty eight eight eight points points points and and and seventeen seventeen seventeen rebounds rebounds rebounds for for for the the the Suns Suns Suns McHale McHale McHale bridges bridges bridges finished finished finished with with with seventeen seventeen seventeen points points points and and and avail avail avail McGee McGee McGee provided provided provided fifteen fifteen fifteen out out out seven seven seven of of of eight eight eight shooting shooting shooting Brandon Brandon Brandon Ingram Ingram Ingram had had had a a a game game game high high high thirty thirty thirty four four four points points points for for for the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans who who who host host host game game game four four four on on on Sunday Sunday Sunday I'm I'm I'm Dave Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie
Chris Paul takes over in 4th, Suns beat Pelicans 110-99
"Chris Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul Paul pumped pumped pumped pumped in in in in nineteen nineteen nineteen nineteen of of of of his his his his thirty thirty thirty thirty points points points points in in in in the the the the fourth fourth fourth fourth quarter quarter quarter quarter to to to to secure secure secure secure the the the the Suns Suns Suns Suns win win win win over over over over the the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans pelicans one one one one ten ten ten ten ninety ninety ninety ninety nine nine nine nine in in in in game game game game one one one one of of of of the the the the first first first first round round round round series series series series Paul Paul Paul Paul got got got got hot hot hot hot after after after after Dortmund's Dortmund's Dortmund's Dortmund's cut cut cut cut a a a a twenty twenty twenty twenty three three three three point point point point deficit deficit deficit deficit to to to to seventy seventy seventy seventy nine nine nine nine seventy seventy seventy seventy one one one one by by by by the the the the end end end end of of of of the the the the third third third third quarter quarter quarter quarter he he he he drained drained drained drained three three three three three three three three pointers pointers pointers pointers and and and and a a a a layup layup layup layup in in in in two two two two and and and and a a a a half half half half minutes minutes minutes minutes read read read read the the the the game game game game so so so so it's it's it's it's a a a a good good good good defense defense defense defense gives gives gives gives you you you you are are are are they they they they started started started started when when when when I I I I bring bring bring bring Nancy Nancy Nancy Nancy and and and and I I I I usually usually usually usually read read read read one one one one two two two two five five five five which which which which means means means means switched switched switched switched every every every every ball ball ball ball screen screen screen screen so so so so okay okay okay thank thank thank you you you Devin Devin Devin Booker Booker Booker had had had twenty twenty twenty five five five points points points for for for Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix which which which held held held New New New Orleans Orleans Orleans to to to thirty thirty thirty four four four points points points in in in twenty twenty twenty two two two percent percent percent shooting shooting shooting in in in the the the first first first half half half CJ CJ CJ McCollum McCollum McCollum had had had twenty twenty twenty five five five points points points for for for the the the pelicans pelicans pelicans who who who stay stay stay in in in Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix for for for game game game two two two on on on Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday on on on the the the ferry ferry ferry
NBA-best Suns overcome 17-point deficit in 4th to beat Jazz
"Devin Devin Devin Devin Booker Booker Booker Booker scored scored scored scored thirty thirty thirty thirty three three three three points points points points in in in in the the the the NBA NBA NBA NBA leading leading leading leading Suns Suns Suns Suns overcame overcame overcame overcame a a a a seventeen seventeen seventeen seventeen point point point point deficit deficit deficit deficit in in in in the the the the fourth fourth fourth fourth quarter quarter quarter quarter to to to to beat beat beat beat the the the the jazz jazz jazz jazz one one one one eleven eleven eleven eleven one one one one oh oh oh oh five five five five we we we we see see see see them them them them since since since since urgency urgency urgency urgency to to to to pick pick pick pick it it it it up up up up on on on on the the the the defensive defensive defensive defensive end end end end a a a a bit bit bit bit the the the the clear clear clear clear like like like like that that that that which which which which I I I I was was was was down down down down in in in in the the the the first first first first place place place place you you you you know know know know we we we we picked picked picked picked it it it it up up up up in in in in one one one one system system system system a a a a ballgame ballgame ballgame ballgame two two two two three three three three Minnesota's Minnesota's Minnesota's Minnesota's the the the time time time it it it was was was deandre deandre deandre Ayton Ayton Ayton had had had nineteen nineteen nineteen points points points and and and ten ten ten rebounds rebounds rebounds Hey Hey Hey Chris Chris Chris Paul Paul Paul had had had sixteen sixteen sixteen points points points and and and sixteen sixteen sixteen assists assists assists helping helping helping the the the sun's sun's sun's extend extend extend their their their franchise franchise franchise record record record with with with the the the sixty sixty sixty fourth fourth fourth victory victory victory McHale McHale McHale bridges bridges bridges added added added eighteen eighteen eighteen points points points capping capping capping a a a fourteen fourteen fourteen Phoenix Phoenix Phoenix run run run in in in the the the fourth fourth fourth quarter quarter quarter to to to tie tie tie it it it at at at ninety ninety ninety eight eight eight point point point about about about Donovan Donovan Donovan scored scored scored nineteen nineteen nineteen points points points for for for Utah Utah Utah which which which could could could still still still fall fall fall to to to sixth sixth sixth in in in the the the west west west on on on Sunday Sunday Sunday I'm I'm I'm Dave Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie Ferrie
Booker, Paul deliver at end, Suns hold off Warriors 107-103
"Devin Devin Booker Booker tone tone for for a a tough tough shooting shooting night night by by hitting hitting the the go go ahead ahead free free throws throws with with thirty thirty four four point point two two seconds seconds left left sending sending the the sons sons to to a a one one oh oh seven seven one one of of three three down down into into the the warriors warriors Booker Booker scored scored twenty twenty two two points points but but shot shot just just five five for for twenty twenty one one including including two two of of eight eight from from three three point point range range Chris Chris Paul Paul hit hit a a key key jumper jumper with with one one thirty thirty seven seven remaining remaining editor editor short short jumper jumper after after Booker's Booker's free free throws throws and and finished finished with with fifteen fifteen points points and and eight eight assists assists golden golden state's state's Jordan Jordan Poole Poole scored scored a a season season best best thirty thirty eight eight points points to to match match his his career career high high he he had had five five free free throws throws over over the the final final one one twenty twenty and and hit hit eight eight three three pointers pointers I'm I'm Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie
Booker has 35 points, Suns beat 76ers for 8th win in a row
"Devin Booker scored thirty five points to Chris Paul added nineteen with fourteen assists in the sun's eighth win in a row one fourteen one oh four over the seventy Sixers the Sixers took a thirty nine thirty seven lead into the second quarter despite Booker's twenty two points in the first on eight of eleven shooting Phoenix's sixty one fourteen one one shy of tying the franchise season victory record your one B. had thirty seven points and fifteen rebounds for the seventy Sixers but James harden shot just two of eleven in scoring fourteen points on the ferry
Paul's back, Suns clinch top seed with 140-130 win in Denver
"The sons of course the first overall seed in the NBA playoffs Phoenix welcome back Chris Paul before earning a one forty one thirty one over the nuggets special man seventeen years for me on the second time I on ten one sixty games and now you know we talk about celebrate celebrate things so this is a huge thing for us all of us Paul furnish fifteen of his seventeen points after halftime and finished with thirteen assists in the sun seventh straight victory it was his first game since missing five weeks with a broken thumb Devin Booker had a season high forty nine points for the sons who went eleven and four without Paul the nuggets got twenty points from the Cali okay H. twenty three from rookie bone Thailand at twenty one from Aaron Gordon I'm Dave Ferrie
Khris Middleton scores 44 points, Bucks rally to beat Suns
"The box closed on a twelve one right to beat the short handed sons one thirty two one twenty two Khris Middleton poured in a season high forty four points in Milwaukee's fourth straight win a streak that includes games against the heat and bowls true holiday help the box close out the win by scoring seventeen of his twenty four points in the final period Michigan first still gonna line struggled a making jump shots but stay consistent stay confident in Starfall garrison tentacle Paul had nineteen points thirteen rebounds and six assists in thirty one minutes before fouling out with at one twelve left the Suns continue to play with that all star guards Devin Booker Chris Paul deandre Ayton had a team high thirty points a campaign had twenty three for Phoenix I'm Dave Ferrie
Booker has 25 points, Suns beat Thunder for 8th straight win
"Devin Booker at twenty five points twelve assists and a career high six steals to help the NBA leading sons beat the founder one twenty four one oh four Booker play point guard with all star Chris Paul out with a fractured right thumb when news can be a different look the boss we made many shots early but you know I think we got some good shots so you know we just want to hang our hat on the defensive end and make it tough on a you know we do that we don't have to run place we just get on transistor we're at our best camera Johnson McHale bridges each added twenty one points for the sons who have won eight straight and nineteen of twenty to improve to forty nine and ten J. gill just Alexander led Oklahoma City with thirty two points in his return after missing ten games because of a sprained right ankle on the ferry
Suns get 6th straight victory, beating Clippers 103-96
"Devin Booker led the way with twenty six points Chris Paul seventeen points and fourteen assists as the Suns defeated the clippers won all three ninety six Michelle bridges had nineteen points and nine rebounds hit some big shots in the fourth quarter after they blew a thirteen point third quarter lead Phoenix has won six straight and seventeen of their last eighteen games they moved to an NBA best record of forty seven and ten Marcus Morris led LA with twenty three George Tanner Felix
"chris paul" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"He was performing player if he were a player who were not performing and he had a gambling issue. I would wanna get rid of that player because the juice is not worth the squeeze but for performing player. I'm gonna make. I'm gonna convince myself that he's just gambling on other things so cold david that you don't even ask the following question because you don't want to know you don't actually want to know the answer that you would not investigate whether you're player was gambling so much that you need to ask him. Hey you gambling on our games unless he stinks as the player then you want the answer to be yes. I don't know what to say to that. Join to lie to you. I could lie to you. Know i just think that that straightforward and i think people might be surprised by that that i don't think so. Why would you listen. You don't why would you ever ask a question that you don't want to hear the answer. I in life as a parent in work like. Why would you ever want to ask that question. When you don't want to hear the answer will particularly in that situation then where knowing the answer would get david in trouble. If it ever came out you knew you knew he was gambling on marlins games and you didn't do anything about it so to not ask me. I didn't know and don't add. Let's make sure they don't edit that incorrectly. I never knew of any player. Gambling on marlins games because they could take what you just said and they could go viral with that. And i'd prefer that not to be the case. I knew players gambling. I never knew a player. Who has gambling on baseball. Chris paul is the head of the union chris. Paul in basketball just opted out of forty some odd million dollars because he cannot be the guy that is taking a pay cuts or doing something in the sacrifice realm as the head of a union. What did you make of that david. I can heat. He believes he's gonna get it. Had nothing to do with him. Head into union. In my opinion the week reason players turned down player options. Like leonard did as well is. They believed that are to get more than that amount. Even if it's a dollar more you decline the option than you signed for forty five million dollars. Even if it's over two years you are still getting one extra million dollars. There is pressure that the union does place on players to not taken under market contract. But please tell me that. No one thinks that forty four million for chris. Paul is under market. Connie annual basis the opt-out. Dan is to sign a new deal. The new deal as david just said it's all about the guaranteed money. It's not about your average annual value. it's all about the guaranteed money. I have forty four million dollars to me today. Tomorrow i could have sixty seventy whatever but the new deal. He signs right is. That's where the pressure comes that he doesn't sign a three-year sixty million dollar deal because only twenty year that would severely depressed the market and as the president of the union. You know david. I know we talked. Our you guys talked about this on the show a few weeks ago. The forbes article about how st bomber paid more in taxes than lebron. James did right the the momentum. I know that story resonated with the nba the momentum to kind of set an example that we're not gonna give these owners who get breaks every single term people bending over backwards for them. We're not gonna give them an extra one on a guy not only who played really well and not only for an owner who's been ridiculed as one of the worst in the sport but in taking a team that had missed the playoffs ten years in a row you get there and you're one. We're going to the finals. And i'm the only difference from last year's roster roster. There is an incredible pressure of chris paul to make him pay every last dollar. He's worth in free agency or go get somewhere else. Swallow bomber paid less fewer taxes than than lebron. I think that's what you meant to say. I just wanna make sure because that was such a huge issue. A few weeks ago with owners apparently not paying taxes which happens to be is like corporation the fact is that balmer by percentage paid less money in taxes than lebron. James did. That's but welcome to the irs. I i. I don't know why that became such an issue so many weeks ago as but it's not about him being head of the union. I would just say that. It's actually about. The union is so concerned with guarantee it. So i think your point was so good about guarantee chris. Paul is not a forty million dollar player. And when you say the only difference. I don't agree when you run a team. You look at the maturation of players. Booker's a better player whether chris paul had been there or not he was going to be better this year. With or without chris paul. he's going to be better next year. He is on the way chris. Paul i think you'd agrees. Not on the way up. He will not get a forty four million dollar aid. The and it's not these got pressure to not sign for twenty million a year. I think that in his own mind he said. I'm gonna get more than forty four total and that's why i'm going to do it. I would say yes. Players improved. But if i'm crispell paul or his representatives. I'm pointing to the massive leap and improvement. That happened with all your players because of the presence of chris paul. I think there's a strong argument on their side based on again a decade of nothing happening in that in that organization of his role in the improvement not only in the team improvement of wins and playoff success but the improvement of the individuals. There it could go all the way up to monty. Williams saying look i came in here and i bought forever de monte said because i knew monty from a prior relationship and so i helped monte be a better coach. There's are all strong arguments. That chris paul can make and the great thing for him is he has leverage our teams with cap space. Who were interested for a player like chris paul to join them and that's what he can leverage against to get the dollar amount needs is it forty four million a year. Probably not. But i know the suns are hoping it's going to be somewhere in the twenty year twenty twenty five year range and i don't think that's anywhere close to what he's worth. I think that's exactly. I'll bet you anything you want. The chris paul does have a chance to make forty four million dollars a year. I mean there's there's right he's gonna make forty four. I'm just saying he's not going to make some. You know twenty five. That's that's that's a ridiculous assumption. That i think some people are making locally. Here in phoenix chris. Paul is going to give them a discount. We could keep the team together. Because the andre and has a contract extension. Let's do this summer because miquel bridges has a contract extension through the summer and obviously but deal in the next couple of years is going to expire. And he's going to need a new deal. Signed players because of your harder because of past performance is a way to make your team loose. Nothing personal with david samson. Check out the podcast. Thank you david. Appreciate the business acumen. I do not think that people know a lot of those kinds of inner workings and they appreciate the inside. Look thank you sir bye belly..
"chris paul" Discussed on Highly Questionable
"App download now. Yeah i dunno downy because last game they had a long break before. And i thought i said loudly and wrongly that chris paul would bounce back and not have as many turnovers. Because i thought oh. It's a mental issue in chris. Paul is too smart to do this again. But you're absolutely right. It's not because of the mental side of the game. It's because these guests. It's because the bucks have figured out smartly. The danie to guard chris paul stick to him as soon as he crosses. Half court the rigors. Dan devine made a really smart point the other day Which is that chris. Paul is moving the fastest. He's ever moved all season over the last couple of games. They track these things. He is working his butt off and for a guy. That's almost as old as dominic foxworth. That is not temple at this point. While i do think he's gonna play better than he did in game four. I still think he's not going to play as well as he did. Early in the postseason ended a finals. Where those turnovers have been the difference. That's going to be an issue. The sun's going forward. I want to have a snappy comeback to that but f being old sucks there's no mount of time or effort or drugs that make you young again so i'm starting to feel like i said change my opinion and means direction that being old as dominic foxworth makes it really hard to be effective in seven. Nba finals game. Yeah we're now at the point where there isn't a movable. Object unstoppable force one is age. The other is times jinxing somebody so congratulations. I think because all you're.
"chris paul" Discussed on Highly Questionable
"Future and is that happened at that is actually a problem here like as much as we. Everyone else in reportedly day lillard himself once out. There aren't a lot of trades that makes sense for portland. You're hearing that. He's interested in the next but if they were to give the trailblazers rj barrett and everything else would he be in a better situation. The warriors seem plausible. But i can't imagine portland really wants james. Wiseman they've already got a decent front court. The only team that kind of makes sense to me. And i hate setting the presents. The pablo is the sixers. That's the perfect team from the go-to because you do have a reasonably good asset and simmons. That's young and you can build around. And daryl morey. Who's been known to rebuild. Rosters very quickly is the guy who can figure out the trade that can make it work but you guys have covered all the important basketball angles on this. The only thing left to bring up is how dame was the guy who said that he never wanted to leave and he gonna do it the right way. They ended with the team that drafted him and build a winner around him. But we just gonna let lot no jokes. Fired dame's direction for now. Lopping like i feel like that's a responsibility as many members we must do. This will davis doing the thing where he is stopping his feet in his bedroom. And saying i'm going to leave this house. Mom and dad leaving and you stopping and starting and everyone's waiting for him to come out mysteriously but he's not and so everybody turns to mom and dad and they say guys. Can you do something about this. Please clearly mina. I let the first bag metaphor slide the football metaphor garbage lattice double down with double duty rapports. We can't have double duty metaphors not in the first segment. I actually love the second metaphor kind of made sense as someone who did threaten to run away as a kid and then spent six hours hiding in her own closet. While my parents were fully aware that i was in my closet the entire time reading books. I wouldn't actually delile. What type of threat. I'm going to read books. That'll show your mom and dad going on you. Guys are the worst like bad boys slash bad girls ever and the reason why this metaphor is also terrible is because mom and dad didn't do anything wrong. You're threatening to leave because you did something wrong in this situation dame has done nothing wrong. Like mom and dad failed him. The is being mistreated by his parental figures. In this situation so your metaphors double doodoo metaphors. We can't have it. How dare you try and turn at best single. Do metaphor into a double doodoo metaphor. Expect chris paul to bounce back in game five though. The people who have always doubted chris. Paul are loving this series. Because chris paul was the darling of everybody in the media finally the greatest point guard of our generation is gonna get his except now that greatest point guard the generation is blaming himself. Basically for why. The phoenix suns are tied. Milwaukee bucks to to to chris paul has been turning the ball over all the time basically fifteen in his last three game that's the most decides it's twenty twelve in the playoffs and it's not just that he's injured with the or ligaments in his hand and the cove stuff he just came off of and the shoulder. That's still obviously messed up. It's the fact that he's being guarded by drew. Holiday was excellent excellent defense against him. So i believe in the talent of chris ball. I believe he's gone bad rap but in terms of all the stuff that is stacked against him. I'm inclined to think that bucks have the upper hand. You're not inclined to think that a bounceback it's chris. Paul is the last of a generation of types of point guard. Like we've gone from having through wants to kind of heaven zero guards who are both ones into so. It's nice to see chris rise up but it's even nicer younger guy like drew holiday. Cover him from one end to the other. And where chris paul out. I think the injuries are factor. But everybody's kind of hurt at this point i think what is more factor. Is that chris. Paul is old in. This season is long on the back of another season with this short off season. Like i think that's what's happening right now in drew. How isn't making it easier. I say all that. But i still think because of three days off chris. We'll have a bounceback. You'll be rested. He'll look good for much of this upcoming game. But i'm not sure that it will last for the fourth quarter which is win. The most pivotal turnovers have been happening. Chris paul and i don't think that they're gonna stop this week..
"chris paul" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Number thirty in the two thousand five draft wilson chandler at twenty three nate robinson at twenty one. I mean he had hits home runs all over the place as a scout and in the end is as average pick was the twenty third draft slot but the talent he found was more like picking at six every year. And yes isaiah. Thomas is record on sexual harassment at the workplace and other gm duties with the knicks and his tenure running the cba into the ground. Not great to say the least but now it makes sense. That isaiah predicted. Chris paul's hall of fame career. I talked to chad ford who runs. Nba big board dot com newsletter and chad ford's nba big board podcast. He covered the draft for espn for over a decade. And here's what he had to say about. Isiah draft prowess that doesn't surprise me because one. He's right isaiah. Thomas was an excellent talent evaluator. Everything else about isaiah was extremely problematic as a front office person but talent evaluator united talked isaiah multiple times for a drafts and he had a really keanae for talent. I think that you're also right about the fact that isaiah could project himself into chris. Paul there was a lot of similarities between the two and isaiah guaranteed felt like if he were in the nba. In two thousand and five he would still be the superstar that he was in the eighties. Like you know. I'm sure he had that level of confidence and swagger and so you know him seem himself a bidding chris paul and not going to diminish him based off of his size that that makes perfect sense to me that the knicks would have selected him number one if they would have had the shot now. Four didn't have chris paul number one on his draft board. He was big on. Marvin williams and admittedly became enthralled with marvins untapped potential compared to paul who size held him back. One of the interesting things for me. Tom is just thinking about this watching chris. Paul play in the finals. Chris isn't nearly as athletic as he was fifteen sixteen years ago. And he's just the small as he was sixteen years ago though he's certainly added strength to his frame. I think one thing that chris paul did really well as he continued to get stronger. And he physically. He's a very strong player but he clearly doesn't have the in speed and quickness that that he wants did and we were worried about his lack of size sixteen years ago. The league has gotten bigger. It's gotten taller. You have more versatile wings you have bigger guards than you had even fifteen years ago roaming around the nba. And here's chris. Paul still imposing his will on the game sixteen years later like we. We just i'm one of them just bungled that's analysis that somehow. His his lack of elite size was going to fact in in the league. It's he still dominant as a player. Sixteen years later and he doesn't have the same pop athletically that he did that to me is really remarkable when i look back at how the media covered the two thousand five draft. What stands out to me is how many people were readily acknowledging. That paul was the best player in the class. Bill simmons at espn dot com wrote in his two thousand five draft diary. Utah takes darren williams at number three perfect. Pick with some luck. You'll be half as good as chris. Paul later on. He'd right new orleans happily grabs chris paul with the fourth pick partly because he's the best player in the draft partly because he's one of four people in this draft. You could handle playing in new orleans at draft express dot com. Jonathan giovanni who is now at espn gave new orleans and a writing quote possibly the best player in this draft in chris. Paul fell right into their lap at number four and new orleans. Gobble them up as they should have. Andrew bogut himself was thinking. Paul should have gotten more love heading into the draft. I asked bogut whom he thought could have been number one. If it wasn't going to be him or full chris. Paul would have been in the mix not not just saying that now because he's korea but it was tough college and women to the woods nights and he was part of the awards lots he was a contender. Frodo wars with myself the nice and all that kind of stuff and wooden awfully united genuine chance. But ya'll surprise econo- economy slipped that that fahd down off what he'd be. I should have been a conversation with myself having really instead bogut went number one overall atlanta shocked many people by taking marvin williams at number two in in two thousand nine hundred thousand chris. Paul told the houston chronicle that he actually had gotten up when david stern was announcing the atlanta pick because he was so sure he was going there. He even zeroed in on a house in gwinnett county instead. The hawks past and started broil ivy. At point guard the next season. Utah took darin and then with the fourth pick in two thousand and four. Nba draft. the new orleans pointed. Select chris paul for wake forest university. Did you catch that. David stearns mess up their listen again with the fourth pick in two thousand and four nba draft. Yeah two thousand and four draught until this. Nba finals. chris. Paul himself never picked up on it. It's crazy you know. I actually fiance in our watching that video last week and it was brought to my attention on instagram and i watched it and still didn't pick up on it and had never picked on on it on the last fifteen or sixteen years and marciano said man. I'm chris was drafted in two thousand five on said he was well. David stern two thousand four. And it's funny that you just found that out as well and noticed it. I sent it to chris and his brother. Cj neither one of them had ever noticed it. As well and. Chris said that he had watched it one hundred times and that the first time he had realized that david stern had said the wrong year. That draft night misstep was trivial compared to bogus misstep later that night. I asked bogeyed if there was a big celebration. Afterwards in. here's what he said. Although are part of the family as family from australia. Croatia there was actually a friend of mine workout with pre-draft. His name was dr postulate. She was a croatian kid. He was of light second if drafted it. All heating get draft does a pretty dismal. Not for him but are expected him because he came potted with me. Anyway but yeah. I'd always always missed that night. Like i always was died on the way back to the hotel off the potty. Luckily i always crossing the right on a random. Just upon a grabbed me is all messed up. Was he by taxis. So that would be an early career for the number one peak to save your life on draft night. essentially Yeah maybe hospital whereas case. But yeah i mean you will. Taxi drivers drive through so he had just win. Strike by me. She grabbed me and then waking up. The next morning was a big problem. Is i think i had ten. Am fly on a private jet to milwaukee gourmet everybody in man. I'll always bailey. Add a bit of nine new york so it was very messy room after after Say that so after how the draft night went down. I wondered if chris paul had it out for bogut or bogut sized chip on his shoulder every time he played the australian big man. Chris has a cheekbone in shoulder whenever place we were. Pod piloted golden. State revamped with the clippers to earn us. When i first got there and it was just used to physically imposed loss. Dawn ryan blake and then chris paul khanna traded stiff somewhat like the commercial needed him the insurance commercial where like he's liberal and it was conlon relaxed version of that steph off It was kinda funny. 'cause christie's takada somewhat mental status like. That's my guy Started should add in that that table turn so. Yeah but i think. Chris has has a shoulder for the most pop whenever he's on the court. I think it's anything to do with where he went in the draft. That is just. That's how plays a game in college is punch. Were not doing all kinds of things is just kinda got so the julius hodge thing..
"chris paul" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"What happened on june. Twenty eight th two thousand five new york city or i guess. I should say what didn't happen. No the milwaukee bucks did not select chris paul number one overall in two thousand and five instead. They went with utah. Standout the astrology in big man. Andrew bogut but now as chris paul in the machi bucks battle for the title. It's important to remember that sixteen years ago. The bucks passed on chris. Paul even though he in some circles was considered the best player in the draft. A six foot point guard who dominated the acc and showed a distinct mastery of the game. And looking back. I wanted to know why. Why did the bucks pass on chris. Paul not just them why. A bunch of teams did paldon go number one number two or number three he would slide a fourth where the new orleans hornets picked him. The three teams ahead of new orleans milwaukee atlanta and utah. Who traded up to take portland spot. Decided paul was not the right guy atlanta at number two took. Unc reserve marvin williams and at three. Utah was so confident. That paul wasn't the best point guard in the draft that they traded their six pick their twenty seven th pick and a future first rounder to portland so they could grab illinois point guard. Darren williams. Of course paul would go on to have a hall of fame. Career appear on twice as many all nba teams as the rest of the two thousand five draft class combined. The chris paul darren. Williams was a thing a decade ago. It's clear now. That seat was by far the best player of that draft. So why did the bucks feel bogut. Was the right number one pick. There were obvious pluses here. Skilled seven footer. Who won naismith player of the year at utah and held his own as a teenager against. Tim duncan in the two thousand four olympics in athens. But it's not quite that simple two days after winning the lottery in two thousand. Five milwaukee bucks. Gm larry harris told reporters that they were considering three players. Andrew bogut marvin williams and chris paul. Initially paul was in the running but soon after that he was crossed off the list. Why well there's more to the story than just basketball. The man made the decision for the bucks was their. Gm larry harris who is now in the golden state warriors front office as the director of player personnel. I wanted to know what was the process behind that pick today. No bogut was the guy all along or did something happened. That separated him from the pack. Let's back up here for a second. The bucks getting the number one pick was a story in itself after finishing with thirty wins. The bucks only had a six point three percent chance of getting the top prize but harris brought some lucky charms the draft lottery night a fishing lure and a bracelet given by bucks fans on lottery night they jumped past five teams to get number one overall. Here's harris on what that was like. I remember the when when it finally called. Now milwaukee bucks number one. I remember my nerves. I've never shaking so much. Like i never really thought about old impact. What the number one would be for the pressure. Was i going to get a ride. A rule gonna get a fight. It was just. I really felt almost the whole state of his hunt at certainly stadium to want is like this is a great stays within. I didn't feel as a burden. I just felt like we needed to get riot. Even now harris brings up that bogut draft when he talks to warriors decision-makers gm. bob myers. I told bob myers everybody's like hey by the number one. I know what i would do. They tell you in that position. You have selection. We wanna make sure you so. How did the bucks ensure that they would pick the rica. they started with their list of six prospects because they were expecting to go six in the draft and from there they started to whittle it down from six to five to four and eventually they landed at three on may twenty eighth a month before the draft hairs told the kenosha news that chris paul was being considered for the number one. Pick but paul's candidacy disappeared soon after the question is why well. They're a bunch of factors for one. Hair's felt the bucks were set in the back court which in hindsight scenes ridiculous looking back but the bucks had tj ford also a small point guard but someone who had back issues that sidelined him for the entire four five season also. He was their lottery. Pick just two years prior. So it's rare to see teams go with a similar player so soon in the draft. The also had charlie bell and mo williams who average ten in six the prior season and then there was michael. Who who's the breakout star of the team. Shooting guard looking for a max contract guards all oscar all so i always felt you take the best player. You gotta look at me. It was close. All been grandrut is interviewed. His process is approached what six it was a slam dunk in a slam. Dunk interview from bogey camp slam. Dunk interview was all part of the plan. At the outset of the draft process andrew bogut aging david bauman came up with a strategy treat this draft process like a job interview at a big time. Banker prestigious law firm that will win over. Here's bogut before the watery we we basically and wrote a letter so most of teams in the lottery at least the ones that i liked him wanted to go to about eight or nine teams run. Melissa saying good luck in the lottery wish you all the best and that went really well at my age and go cold blooms. Never seen this ever. We put together a strategy of showing up to these draft workout in meetings as a business of your rights are my agent. How may in we rub a resume a job interview right. So when i showed up for the meetings with both teams with jams the a prepared resume for him to read a shop in a suit and tie and treat it like got a job interview ryan. I'm used it. We knew that of guys wouldn't do that at work. The tree because senator call was earner of the walkie box vilma politician former senator of wisconsin. So we knew con. I didn't take for my agent uses. That would play a big potting. Just that human to human contact in relationship. It worked yet. I'd say it worked all right. Not it matters what to wear a suit talk you sit down across of basically of your four page pamphlet saying why the number one enlisted out every rally. There you go. It's so we sat down with me. He's like i'm here to be the number one. That's why you don't wanna take yours. I mean get basically wasn't interview but andrew dice workout zippy still headed sued on and that was it the buck knew right then and there that they found their guy. There's a certain agents that will record player a little bit more. I haven't seen a resume thing before that was unique. But i have senior people higher than a wear battered like a baton brogden interviews. Get like okay. This is real corporate america head. I'm here unserious. In this case the corporate america strategy sealed the deal. The bucks kept marvin williams. In the running. As a sort of smokescreen the thinking was they'd get more trade offers. If teams weren't convinced they were taking bogut but the die was cast. The bucks decided not to bring in chris. Paul or darren williams even for a workout or just a meeting bogus. Corporate america strategy had paid off. It made an impact.
"chris paul" Discussed on The Lead
"You got to roll. This is the timing of it. He sees things that you know. Nobody's uses little details where you know you probably tell you more than once and this is nothing personal but it's just how miserable many isn't he knows. The game is not. The person just wants to win and he wants the best for you. So you know i i enjoy it. And and we've seen the andrei take this incredible leap over the past three months or so where he's put it all together and he looks like the number one pick that we envisioned when he went number one and the reason why he went over. Luka doncic trae young and some of these other guys in that draft was you this vision of him and him being this just monster on both ends inside trae touches outbreak. Trust your big to deliver pass like that. So i think it's worked wonders for his career and it. It's not. I say chris paul was the best thing to happen over the course of his career. Paul has been criticized by some people as not being a winner because he never made the finals and his teams have come up. Short big moments. So do you think that's played a role in why he's changed his leadership style in year. Sixteen of his career. Maybe a slight role. But i think for him. It's more so. I think he's just desperate to win a championship and this is out of desperation. More than anything of just. I've tried it this way for the first fourteen years of my career and it hasn't worked. I've thirty six. I don't know how many more chances i'm going to have. And if this is the best way to lead and to put my ego and pride aside and and maybe bite my tongue on some things. I'm going to do it because i want to win. Because at the end of the day. I think the ultimate sign of being competitor is being willing to change and not being stubborn. And that's been the progress and the growth that chris has had in oklahoma city first..
"chris paul" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"I think that chris paul's not just as success but how he's revered how. He treated how he's been able to be given the ball with a team full of young guys who hadn't yet really won anything. I think that's kind of there's a there's there are some guys a lillard gotta be sitting around going like that's what i want right i. There's there's that competitive jealousy that i think exists in the nfl. Where they're watching. Tom brady he looks better than ever. And he's got. He's got a clean backside of his jersey and guys like. Why can't i do that. i'll just go to a team. that's already all. They need a quarterback. Do you think that other especially point guards are looking around going. Like i want the chris paul setup. Yeah i mean. I think lillard i think have to be looking at that. You know i think initially these guys think like if you're katie. Golden golden state. Who has already one then then feels a little more like you're you're tag along. Maybe i'm not sure all these guys want that exactly but to have that experience. Chris paul happy where he's going to a place where they hadn't won as the final piece. I think that is really appealing to a lot of these guys. Yes okay so let let. Let's look at lillard. Said he's going to keep his comments in house right that he's not. He hasn't said nothing to nobody. And whatever what do you think. What do you think that to me. That implies that he doesn't want out he wants it fixed but again. That's just me guessing with the tea leaves. What do you think he. He means by n commenting anything publicly. Everything's going to be announced. I think he's still wants it to happen in portland but increasingly realizing that it probably won't and i don't know the way way i read. This is like the clock is ticking. And he's not gonna ask out right now but you can see you can see the moment on the horizon where he will. He's still got three years left before he can become a free agent so the leverage wise. He's not like in a great spot. whereas a year from now. I think his position as much much stronger. That's that's the point where you know. Paul george got traded. That's the point where darren williams got ready to go and wait back like once you get inside two years. I think i think the leverage of oh this guy could actually leave us for nothing Becomes much stronger. And and if you. Who's the team to to really play ball with the player and and try to try to cash in on his stock at that point. So i if it really depend a lot on how this year goes i think what do you think. Happens with the lakers In terms of their personnel. I mean it's it's it's interesting. What david viz dale now on their bench And i believe mike penberthy's can be moved up to the front of the bench so penberthy's like anthony davis guy. Everybody thinks fidel is really tight with lebron. So those two are are what they're building around. What do they do to change their roster. Well it's interesting because you can say. Push all your chips in to go around. Lebron davis but what do they have for chips. I mean i think that's the real problem right now. I think one of the things that they they you know. They held fast on not trading. Telling horton tucker and putting him in deal for kyle lowry and i think that.
"chris paul" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Hill re point jalen rose will get you ready for game two tomorrow. Have a great evening. Goodyear knows when the season starts heating up so to the possibilities. Play off. Hopefuls are beginning to emerge in contenders solidifying. Their position from here on out every game is a chance to create momentum to make the right past the right move to hit the perfect shot it takes momentum to build up to the moment but it takes everything to capture it. Goodyear more driven. We always say. Give the people what they want. Part of that is podcast exclusive content of podcast listeners. See the podcast listeners. They get the real. You know what you what you said about what you said about. Coaching and nate mcmillan. And how you really coach like seven through twelve or seven to fifteen on the roster like that that was really good insight that you can only get three rose. You can only get that you can't you can't plan that. That's why i love doing the pod with you only spontaneous stuff you some of your best stuff. It just comes off the cuff spontaneously. Like the mark maguire story when you try to take teeth out so jalen. We got a couple of things. I want to discuss with you. Number one former piston. Andre dre troy. Basketball comes to the lakers however addenda this season. He's a free agent. He said that he would have been dominant down low. If only he got more minutes. What do you think about that statement. And his future in the nba. I feel like you still has a future in a standing and value in the nba. Because he can crap. It's you have stop touch around the hoop the one thing. I wanna see for him. And.
"chris paul" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Like our. Og tommy put on my heart. It reminds me of the bill. Walkie buzz when they added the big oh. He was laid in this championship. He was in this career. He hadn't won a championship. They paired on with kareem. Of course eight. There's no kareem. He just a mobile big guy and chris. Paul is a veteran point guard and so all of a sudden he's able to feed him and you're going to see all of these stats about aids points. His rebounds is eighty percent from the floor. You're going to see cpu. Three thirty point games in the number of points. He had thirty six year. Old you're going to see him devon booker and aidan each combined for eighty one points total. That's the most this season and someone you're unlocking the floor like crystal lock the floor. Everybody gets a chance to feel good about their game. To ball has energy and the phoenix says. Now leave this series one zero. Everybody in phoenix should feel good. Jalen let me tell you. Why the milwaukee bucks should also feel pretty good after that game last night. Jilin by the name of johnston toco both you. And i did not expect him to play but when it was announced he was playing. I don't know he was going to look like that. Like in the first half specifically he looked like unharmed pulled. Ready to play. Honest tend to cuco now. The bucks didn't really challenge. They got down to like seven or eight in the second half. But you've got jaanus at what looks like close to full strength. Moving forward in the rest of the series. What do you think about genesis. First half specifically. I think.
"chris paul" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"It be in the nba finals. Probably they didn't lose. Anthony davis abroad was healthy. Right brooklyn may have been the nba files of their big through healthy. You know the bucks might lose a series because johansen healthy right it. There's a lot of what ifs and basketball. But it's our job to analyze it further and look at the game and analyze it. And just say look you know. We don't know what could have been right. And i think making statements and asking those questions kind of stupid because we don't know right we don't know at least in that area rotate quick commercial break when i come back and talk with the bucks and hawks see guy shortly. Welcome back to the gmc basketball podcast brought to you. By the gsm gmc podcast network. I'm your host. Michael shredder and thank you guys again for tuning in to the podcast. Today is much appreciated. We definitely appreciate all your support and we hope you're enjoying the program so far. My previous segment talked about the clippers and the suns game six. I gave the guy some key takeaways. The sons are now the nba files. Which is really cool. Chris paul's in his first nba finals appearance. If you missed that segment deathly check it out. You don't wanna miss any that contents waiter on my show. I'm going to be talking about the usa olympic roster for tokyo amd breaking down by thinking that team overall. And then i'm gonna talk about. Is.
"chris paul" Discussed on The Jump
"I. This is where. I get this where i get old man grumpy. Do you're not done. I know that this is not the thing giving that you want to tamp down. I'm not no no no no no no. I just know that first time my rookie year we went to the finals. This is what it was like second time and we lost second time. We go to the finals. It's like no there's no parties and there's no doing em serei so the second time you went to the finals. You weren't like that you weren't weren't doing the parties and what happened richard. I understand we lost. But there's a level of focus. We did better. We did better in the second. We did better. We did better. We're still the greatest nets team of all time. Joke these guys that would worry me that that pseudo parade would worry me if the nba finals started tomorrow. But they don't conference. Finals are way behind this series. Right they are playing their fifth game tonight and the scores too so we know that the eastern conference finals will go to six games at least and then there will be a couple of days until the nba finals. Start so i am okay with them. Having a nice moment which air fans do it in their own. That's all get five days. Stay hungry hungry and grumpy. We'll we'll do the only thing. I want to say about chris. Paul is this one of the reasons. I have liked covering and watching. Chris paul for his whole career beyond just the magic he does on the court is. He's a scrapper right. He is a smaller guy who has head to get into the nba. Mvp point god that he is by scrapping by being competitive for every single inch by working. This was not just. God gave him the talent and body to be a nba star. He put himself in the nba. And the fact that he showed that same scratchiness that same determination when a lot of people left him pretty much for dead when he was traded from houston to oklahoma city. The bright new shiny light was shining in houston with russell. Westbrook and james harden and here goes chris paul to the sort of nba rebuilding wasteland. And that's not a knock on oklahoma city. It's what oklahoma city has set out to do. It is their intention people thought. Oh well okay. He's going to be hurt a lot. We know this is the end of chris paul's career and he scrapped his way to the nba finals. I have such admiration for that I just think it's a life. The significant the significance for me of chris paul getting to the nba finals. The larger life lesson. About how. it's a long long way. She answered the question. You have you have opportunities beyond what happens to you in that one moment as for the clippers. Let's talk about their side of the ball. They reached the conference finals for the first time in franchise history rate and they did so without kawhi leonard since the middle of the second round. Here is paul. George on what he thinks would have happened if kawhi was helping. Tuck best players out way to the next month so.
"chris paul" Discussed on The Jump
"Be one of the most clutch intense players in the fourth quarter. And he did it perfectly. I'm not saying you listen to me. But maybe he heard me perk. What do you think the significance. Is chris paul making his first trip to the nba. Finals will run everything but cannot cannot address rich numbers on the house for doing blues because first of all lou rich. You wasn't wrong the aspect of chris all taking over the game late because he did just that right but at the beginning of the game if you were actually watching the game the clippers were in the zone so it wasn't like he was running out. Drinking rolling does sick. The defense they actually was putting it into the andre eytan in the pain because the clintons were small and there was coming from everybody. It wasn't just chris. All everyone in hall get cannot finish. Can i finish the chris. Paul win his last night. I saw coming out actually search pushi-. But i saw devon booker. I saw mckell bridges. I saw jae crowder actually making the emphasis emphasis to get the ball in the middle of the day of the song in the second half now. Cpa three was bringing. Because it's up. In the high pecan roll and dissect. And that's i was able to get down here. You can fool everybody else. You can answer the question. The significance of chris. Paul's i like. You answered the question about what it was everything. It was everything you know because it's not what you do is how you do it. And the and that he did it in. I'm going back all the way to the star of this off season. When he was with the.
"chris paul" Discussed on The Free Agents
"But i also thought chris paul you could tell from the jump that he was going to be playing a little bit differently in the first half like tasks that only ten points but he had four assists and he got the andrei and going ten points seven rebounds in the first half and for de'andre eight and felt chris. Paul was getting into the pick and rolls a little quicker and making it a point to get eight in the ball inside eight and played with a ton of force. That made the clippers kind of have to play. Andre demarcus cousins a little bit with zubaydah being out and once that was the case once cousins had to be sticking eight and role in the lane. Chris paul's jumper. It was there and you know. He didn't shoot a lot of threes through the first couple of rounds here after he hurt his shoulder against the lakers but he built up enough strength from shooting. All those mid rangers finally start hitting some threes. And you could just tell. He was locked in the coolest of games. That chris paul has ever had. I think he would have to say sending the sons into the finals wearing the orange jerseys. That's on the list for jersey. That's going to stick around in nba history even if it's not a classic jersey. So yeah special. Stuff from chris paul to raise the level of the sons and to basically say. We're not losing this one. We're not going back to phoenix and having to win it in seven here so caps off to chris. Paul and that was a giant hat that man had on his finals appearance. That is the biggest hat i've ever seen. It was like almost like one of those russian hats but it had a bill on it as well. He deserved it. He could've warrant overhead are headphones that we have on right now. Leyla just think of the game. And the and chris paul going for finals here. Well the wound going to give up but as tuscaloosa to sit afterwards he felt that even in that first half. They showed a few mental errors. That sort of lead you to believe that all these these incredible play of run they have going on did sort of start to catch up with them and they needed another huge effort. If they're going to get back into this one. But chris paul was not gonna let that happen. It was like you know what. I am closing this series at he tonight. I'm not taking any chances. He hadn't been good in this series up to that point but then he was like. There's just no way. I wanna give the clippers anymore life anymore chance in this series and i think you could just thought to say the clippers just like man. We've done a lot. We accomplished a lot coming back from in in all three series here. We've kind of been written off. We haven't had a chance to sort of just just to get a little rest in at any point and it was it was going to be a factor at some point and as the leads would apart up to fifteen tonight and then twenty points. You could just sort of sense that like it's not going to happen to not like the sun's deserve all the credit this morning especially chris paul but honestly the clippers have really. I think improve their reputation as well because way. The playoffs started when they dropped those first two games at harm to the mavericks and it was like man. What a joke. These franchisees in these players are to get to this point where they forced the game six. I mean they could have given up in game five. But they didn't game without kawhi leonard. There i think was so impressive. So i think todd lewis done a great job. Paul george did a great job. You know younger players like terrence man. He he had some performances throughout the players that great but it was just one too many mountains to climb last night and credit to the sons. I deserved it. They've been fantastic these entire place and when you think about what happened in game. One of the playoffs against the lakers. We wanted. Maybe chris pull out of done some other injury and the sons martin out of even got ahead of that first round but he did so. i think. Even if you're a chris paul hater and there are still still some out there that he doesn't make it easy sometimes the old classic flopping last night with but but if you're a basketball fan you have to respect the you know what these has given to the game over his years and at thirty six to be doing what he's doing at this level is is an incredible incredible fate you know. He's bounced around a couple of times. He's been a superstar and then it's kind of been like you know. He had a year and oklahoma city. Which will like blast. I took the rockets to seven games there. But it's like chris paul oklahoma city. That's where he's sort of careers taken him now. He finally gets a chance to make it to the nba finals where The sun's going is fiber. I definitely think no matter who they play. Quarter vantage regards. Actually they've got they've got at least a week off you. These other teams have got to play minimum. Two more games and both those teams have got their superstar. Banged up so i'm really happy for chris. Paul i just think he finally got to where he deserves to go and it didn't collapse for him as it has done in the past where he's led three one or learn things at the end of games. Instead chris paul it went in his way and he took control of that game so i think it was great to see. What did you think lali of when when things did get a little tricky there..
"chris paul" Discussed on Titus & Tate
"That's the boogeyman over the air. You know the nets probably were that team. And if they're healthy they probably are that team but with him being a little banged up to your confidence all shoots up. And i think that's why when they swept and they swept yokich and yokich gets thrown out of this game. I think that's why they celebrate it so much because that that playing the defending champs is one thing then playing the mvp the league is a whole 'nother thing because you don't know what that's gonna look like especially with a young big like the android to get a sweep. Which is i think. If you and i have been told that before this series i would have said i mean maybe yokich got hurt. You know like honestly i. i guess. I shouldn't have been surprised. Because when when i heard you say it i i watched four games of it so i saw it but just like hearing the words composite when austin rivers chris. Paul anka motor. I know yeah. No shit was asleep but yeah no. And that's why they. I think that's why booker in paul. I think they have such a. They have such great confidence because they are the best backward. They'll face moving forward. You know what i mean. Thinking about the clippers the clippers. Are they have no backward. Reggie jackson is going to match up with chris ball. Like good luck guys. You can can cover these ball screens of you know. Even if you reggie. Jackson gets hit on a ball screen. Marcus morris zoo bots have to no no no. That's what i mean the jazz. The jazz jazz. They're they're good my. I don't know how. When mike's coming back it is not these alpha game four. I'm not breaking news here but at the same time maybe a the the discussions around the mike conley. We'll put it that way. Not exactly optimistic right now. So i think the hope is that he might just be out. This entire clipper series. Get him back for the sons but conley commonly go barefoot. If that's it's never like direct then be now is not like your fifth grade. Nobody colleen go bare verse. Chris paul and andre is a good match up. You know an and i'm saying it's not like your fifth grade. Rick stand across. The guy hit every second of every match ups and terms of mike mike and go bare could could match match up pretty well but like you said if it is the clippers who stopping chris. Fallen clippers If it's you know the the the the finals become inter-. I don't know the finals become interesting. Because i think it is going to be the bucks or the nets where everyone's at series and the nets haven't guarded anybody all season so i don't think that matters much the bucks. Maybe that's where the wheels fall off. Or i mean drew. Holiday would be a good match up for chris paul in the final. Pj tucker with the sixers. Don't have a point guard match. chris. Paul like doc rivers is the best point guard on the sixers and he's coaching. So you know what. I mean like that that that desert farewell so All all that to say is like. I can't believe we're at a position like you said we're getting close to the final four richer setting up the conference finals that the sons are the team to me. That seem like the type of destiny and that scares me. Because i have witnessed chris paul so many times you know get so close to the mountaintop and then i guess that's the other part is that the rings culture. We live on that. Chris must win a ring. And i guess that is like what we've seen from phoenix. I think they've been the they've looked like the best team in the playoffs. So far right fair assessment So certainly that should be their gold. I think they that is their goal. Obviously they've won. St since. Andre drummond did lebron back up into like the sons have been six zero since that moment just dominated but if the sun's lose to the nets and six games and steve nash celebrates a win over the the sunset and it's every phoenix fans. Biggest nightmare i mean is that i guess that is a failure for people evaluation. Chris ball you know. that's so stupid. yes that's stupid. That the rockets were you know what was it. A half away from beating the the durant warriors twenty eight threes in that game and everyone talks about the harden chris. Paul experiment was a failure that they were crisp. Hasn't even plane in that game and I don't know that that's pretty annoying. But i i'm i'm trying to get ahead of it because you said if you're scared of chris paul quote unquote failing so often but not not. Not even failing about joe. I'm just scared of getting my hopes. Up because i want him to do it so bad you know what i mean. I think that's where i. I'm a fan of chris ball so i won't chris paul to do it in twenty fifteen year that the warriors won their first championship. I thought that was the most open the nba had been in quite some time. Lebron left the heat. The big every was dead. He goes to cleveland. Cleveland's not quite ready yet. But they have kevin love the kyri they have lebron so they have they have a punchers chance obviously with that team and then you look at the western conference and it was like the clippers. Were the team. And not only the clippers definitely the team. They beat the defending champs in the first round. Which is what chris. Paul has done this year. So in two thousand fifteen they beat. Tim duncan chris. Paul had a game winning shot in game seven In la they had earned home court. You know they beat the defending champs and you know that moment in time. I'm thinking to myself well. The clippers are gonna win the championship this year. Obviously the warriors of the team and the rest is history so to speak. But that's where i am. I am happy that they swept. But i'm also my reservations are still in place right because i know that the jazz could be a tough match for them. We were just talking about you. See that obviously the nets of their fully healthy..
"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"He is not just dominating you pretty much any opponent that he faces but to me. Joe ellis joel is scary. In how philadelphia defense can be scary but then you look at the other side of things and you wonder will go through stretches where they may be stagnant or struggles score so i. I don't know if there's a good answer and you also have shooters now like have shooters open up the floor again for seventy sixers that we didn't really see You know the last two postseasons or whatever whatever it may be. So i don't i wouldn't necessarily say one over the other but i would say that the the lack of inside size for the nets combated with what joel embiid into the league he. He's a star drops sir headphone did. It was falling out. But i also didn't wanna touch it. Because i thought it was gonna hang up and zoom. That's fair and we will end though on that note though sir we appreciate. I will look forward to your positive comments on the defense. You and our believe. It's clicking on all cylinders right. You're acting like we're saying they're one of the top defenses in the league. You you just need to be able to look like is yon is going to go for forty nine again. No but some point. You've got to stop like a guy the you got to stop an mba. You can stop a y'all got to get it. But but just to that point against i mean milwaukee scored one hundred seventeen the nets lost by three. They gave up twenty points off. Turnovers and james harden was sitting on the bench like a dance. Where the what's that would do a moral victory. Now we come on moral victory I'm just saying you're asking is yang. Maybe not in. I don't know the when you're projecting you're asking me to project. I think we'll walk. I also think milwaukee's top like really walk us. A tremendous team philidelphia's a tremendous state. Who who knows what. Joel also in sweat like doc rivers wrong. How that changes what you see. I mean i. I don't i. I don't think there is an easy path or easy route or easy answer for any of these teams just because you know a lot is just going to depend on the chess match of what the postseason and i think. That's what we're all excited for a lot as well for all of these teams depending on health Where where does that. Where does that janas block on. Durant rank for you. That was wild. Like i don't think i've ever seen like drake is never been blocked. No no i'm a seven footer. with a wingspan. That gets you up to like eight and a half getting blocked by on that. I've never seen a block. Like that. On a kevin durant type. No no and he came out of nowhere. I was shocked. I was shocked. Yeah i mean janas. He's news a freak. He's defensive player of the year stuff right there. Get your vote ready. Howard start changing your bony. That's right you both have votes right. Both votes is about tomorrow coming tomorrow. Brain of leaves. Oh.
"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"How was your friday show. I didn't get a chance to listen to it. It's in the queue. I was the friday show. I mean. I don't know how you could possibly mean waiting this long. I don't really know what else do you possibly have to do. You missed me and evan wash the scheduling czar of the nba talking about playing the discouraging of tanking. The fact that this late in the season they have way more teams competing than ever before we talked about all the other aspects of this compressed schedule and the weird season injuries whether that's upper down the two game series. Is that something that maybe we could see a real schedule next season when things return to normal all of the logistics and all the the fun insiders stuff about the schedule and all that this year. So yeah you should go. Listen chris when you've got your double dipping aren't you. You're taking interviews that you're using for prince and your podcast. Actually not this case. I did in fact talk to twice once for the story that i did last week. And then the podcast. Completely separate thing i swear. Now i'm i'm not knocking it. I think in the next couple of weeks. You're probably gonna hear several members of utah jazz on this podcast previous interviews that i've done but check out. Howard friday podcasts yet. Another one this week do have one coming this week with a. I'll just say with a former coach. I don't wanna spacey the name just yet in case that the scheduling doesn't work out. But i got some good lined up all right. Check that out on the crossover beat howard does his own podcast every friday and we do this one on tuesdays and for this episode. How did the chris paul his mvp candidacy. I wanna talk about the lakers. And some of their problems. They're having but you. And i have had a debate over the last few podcasts about the nets and the importance i guess of continuity of team chemistry does talent win out or will the nets when we look back on this three or four months from now a look back and say well. The nets needed more time as a group together as we often do at the top of every show we bring in somebody smarter than us today. It is sarah stock. The great analyst from yes network can check her out on f s one as well sarah. Welcome to the show first of all. Thanks for having me. This is my first time on yours and howard's podcast. And i'm honored i'm humbled and i'm gonna clip that statement because mannix. I think that's the first time you have said something relatively nice to me to my face. Since i've known you disagree with that. I know entire. I'm going to have to go back and check the tape. Because i'm pretty sure i was not at this tape. No thanks. I appreciate it sir. Settled the debate here. Because maybe there's a middle ground. Maybe it's not one side or the other but howard's of the belief and howard even correct me if i'm wrong. That chemistry matters with his team. That the fact that they've only played what seven games together i'm talking about. James harden kevin durant and kyrie irving x number of minutes and that may not change that significantly over the rest of the regular season. That is going to become an issue for this team in the playoffs. I look at it on a little bit of a different or a lot of different lens. Where i think that these guys just awesome durant. It's irving it's hard and all three of these guys are on the floor..
"chris paul" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"No push and i wonder. Do you think that eight. No push played into chris. Paul's decision to want to go to phoenix. All like you could kind of see it all coming together. So then it's worth its weight in gold right. Yeah no one hundred percent Okay give me your all mba guard. Stop talking this conversation michael. Let me give you some guys here. Okay damian lillard. Yes steph curry. Yes brad beal. No michael goodness there is no way bradley. Beal should be in this conversation for all the nba. You have absolutely gotta be kidding me. Do you know how bad orlando sees has been this year. I mean it's been a complete disaster right washington washington season. no i'm talking about orlando season orlando seventeen to thirty four right now. Absolutely everything has gone wrong. That could possibly go wrong for any team. Washington is one point. Five games above. Okay come on michael. And that's only because they beat last night otherwise it would be point five games. I mean they're basically. Having the exact same season invalidated bradley. Beal cannot be all nba. I'm sorry okay so you're wrong there but I have eight nine. We gotta work on your. We gotta work on your basketball. Your your coming from the boston celtics. Lineage where nothing is more important than winning. And you're gonna turn right back around and say let's hand it to the nba scoring leader on a team. That's won one out of every three games this year. It's truly okay. I can go on and on here. But i'm just going to say that bradley beal is going to make an nba team whether you like it or not. He's not and if we're going to have problems okay. I'm going to have to start a campaign not only accusing you of bad basketball. Values put all the voters. I don't think he's actually going to make it to be two in entirely all serious. I don't think bradley beal's be but continue. Actually i truly can't wait until the nba. But you know he's got this hip injury if he doesn't play again i can see him not making it but anyway he's got a win injury to i mean it just broken. The can't do it all right. Who else you got. Okay next up. James harden yes like he's just gonna make it kyrie irving gonna make it. Oh i think. Chris paul had a better season than kyrie irving. Gotta say okay. He's played an extra quarter games He's been out there every single night. he's been the most important piece we argue first or second. We have argued that. I mean kyrie's clearly third most important for brooklyn i would. I would say. Chris paul deserves it more than kyrie irving. I think that he is the third most important absolutely. But he's also the guy who has kind of been around The most since that sabbatical that he took earlier in the season. So when you kinda. Just tally up. You know hardens now going to be out for a little while with this hamstring and katie. Missed like two months an urban is kind of been. The guy who i think has played the most minutes without the other two stars. I could be wrong about that. But he's close is either him or heart and obviously but kyrie has just been the best season of his career by far. The numbers are just stay our eye popping and i watch a lot of nets basketball and single. He's just unstoppable like in a way that..