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Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

00:56 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Yeah, no, it really does. The on officer great and that's exactly what they needed in the finals is a big of that size who will impact the rim on both ends of the floor. So yeah, I wrote this piece about Phoenix's just uptick in pace, dramatic uptick in pace, where they were 24 last season and their fourth right now today. And a lot of that is defensively teams are running on them a little bit more than they did last year. And a lot of it is also just how they're getting into their offense and you can go read that story on SA dot com for kind of the nitty Gritty granular details about why that is. But I spoke to Kevin young who's there associate head coach the other day. And some of it is them changing how they want to play on offense. And then some of it is just being more familiar with everybody. They flow into their pick and roll a lot quicker off of opponent misses. And they want to push because they feel it's alleviates the physical burden that Chris Paul has with opponents really trying to pick him up full court. And we saw that in the playoffs last year. So I think that that is one interesting thing to look at with this team because if they're getting easier buckets, and they don't have to grind through their half court offense, which, by the way, is excellent. They can execute as good as any offense in the league. But if they don't need to, then it's great. Like Devin Booker in the open floor, really running off makes running off misses. He just gets easier looks. And I think that's a part of the reason why he's shooting 41% from three. It makes sense also just the youth on their roster for them to play a little bit faster than they did last year. And Chris Paul is obviously one of those. What's the criticism of using it? Ben his entire crew he wants to pound the ball. He wants me that, of course, but when you have bridges Booker and ate and you should be running a bit more I think. Yeah, exactly. So the other thing is that I think is a big improvement from last year. Not in a huge improvement. How great they've been in crunch time. They have the highest net rating in the league. They have the best offense and crunch time. They're assist rate is 75%. So they're just like an awesome basketball team. But you brought up 8 and earlier and I feel like I don't know if I'm surprised by Eaton's play, but and it's like unfair to call it disappointing at all. He's the same. I don't think he's been bad, and he obviously was out of there. I don't know. Yeah. Definitely not bad, but the numbers are like, yeah. It's just like the stagnancy and the staleness. And I understand he's just in a role he's excelling in the role. You watch him when they switch pick and rolls. He was just beating the nets to a bloody pulp, which is just like catch it. You just get it in the paint, turn, flip the ball in the basket, and that's what they need out of them..

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 Suns extend win streak to 16 with 113-107 victory over Nets

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 1 d ago

Suns extend win streak to 16 with 113-107 victory over Nets

"The sons of run their winning streak to sixteen games by downing the nets one thirteen one oh seven Phoenix never trailed and led by as many as twenty two before improving to seventeen and three Devin Booker scored thirty points a Chris Paul had twenty two for the sun's core one away from tying the longest winning streak in team history Paul added eight assists and five rebounds becoming the first player in NBA history to reach twenty thousand points ten thousand a system five thousand rebounds you gain you know we get opportunity to to have fun hello so we don't keep taking it one game at a time and I got said and will join a moments because

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Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

00:31 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on The Lowe Post

"Have the apex predator 6 7 6 8 wing player or whatever honest and Durant are the unicorn 7 football handlers. LeBron, KD, Kawhi, on and on and on, that seems to be a prerequisite for winning the title. And I think that's and a simpler way of thinking that you don't have a top 5 or 6 player in the NBA. But they don't have that they appear to not have that player type overall. I will say this, though, Devin Booker, he's the closest thing they have to that. Now you can argue that their broader system, which we'll talk about is sort of a superstar in its own right. But Devin Booker is 6 5. He's bigger than people think. Doesn't have a huge wingspan. He's not a huge vertical athlete, but he's bigger than people think. My MJ was 6 6 is 6 6 Kobe is 6 6 one 6 6. He's not that much shorter than those guys. So I guess my question to you is, is that a real concern? Is that just looking at NBA history through almost too narrow of a lens of what makes contender? And if it is a real concern to you, how close is Booker actually to being that kind of score? Zach, I definitely had that one on my list too where you talk about like, okay, who can this guy be the best player on a title team and you go down the list and do the sons have one of those guys and traditionally you might have said no, as you mentioned. But I think Booker is pretty close to being that type. I think he's just such a killer score who can get it done in so many different ways. He can be your distributor. You can play your point book. He can this year, he's actually a good three point shooter. It's funny. The one thing he hasn't been in his career is what he was supposed to be coming out at three point shooter. He's shooting a career high 41%. He was 35% three point shooter, which just seems weird for a guy who actually is that good of a shooter. I think the fact that he can score in so many different ways and he can be the guy when you need when the playoff defense is tightened up. And he can score over the Paul George's and those elite wing type players. And then the fact that the sun in Booker and bridges, you sort of have both sides of it. You have that shutdown wing player. And then you have the offensive guy. And that's to say nothing of having Chris Paul to run your whole system. So I think it's a little bit less of a concern and also it's like, well, would it be nice to have Kevin Durant or Giannis? Well, yeah, absolutely, but those guys don't grow on trees. So long as the suns don't have that, that guy, the apex predator 6 foot 8 guy. I think Booker is fairly getting to that range. We're at least you can be in that conversation. I agree. And you know, I think if you went through the current crop of NBA superstars, Kawhi might be the guy Kawhi is often compared to Michael Jordan actually not Kobe Bryant because of his size because of his strength and his just, you know, epiphany, midrange game, like Michael had Devin Booker for 5, 6 years now, who's been a very underrated post up player. He's a good post player. He's a good triple threat score. If you put your point guard on him, he will bully that guy on the block and draw help and kick it out in between his footwork, his lefty floaters which are just wildly effective, his ability to hit fading, turnaround jumpers, he as much as anyone is in the NBA right now. He is sort of the inheritor of Kobe Bryant's game. No one is Kobe. No one is quite I mean, no one but Kobe was a unique personality unique basketball talent, but he has a lot of Kobe in him. And I think he takes he's talked about that. It takes pride. I mean, I guess you could say Jayson Tatum he's a little taller, but I think that's an interesting, it's just an interesting thing. Yeah. No, definitely. And he definitely has that killer in him where, hey, games on the line. Even this win streak, he was tweeting out like when it was a ten, you know? And you I was almost a little surprised about it, 'cause you went thinking NBA player would really care that much about a win streak in November, but this means a lot to him. And I think you even saw that in Brooklyn like 5th game in 7 nights at the best team in the east, you had every reason to, hey, you've won 15 straight games. This has been an awesome run. Let's go get ready for Golden State next week. But they came out and I think a lot of that is just Booker's kind of moxie kind of like you're saying kind of like that Kobe in him. Another reason that they are undercovered is a basketball team, and I will just mention this and leave it be for many reasons is the Robert sarver thing has overshadowed the basketball team, but this winning streak basically coincided with the release of Baxter Holmes giant Robert sarver investigative piece. And somehow this team is compartmentalizing everything and keeping that away and just winning. So let's transition from media criticism, which I think is very fair. Oh, the other thing I wanted to mention, that connected to the sort of fluke ishness, alleged flushes of last year, the lack of this mythical unicorn player. I do think the absences of Jamal Murray and Kawhi Leonard right now and to a lesser extent clay Thompson are sort of making everyone hit the brakes with any analysis of the Western Conference hierarchy. This idea that looming in the distance somewhere is this other championship contender that is not fully formed yet. So, you know, that's TBD. We'll see what happens with those guys. No matter what you're trying to accomplish at work, it takes a team coming together to make it happen..

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 Booker, Suns extend win streak to 15, beat Knicks 118-97

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 2 d ago

Booker, Suns extend win streak to 15, beat Knicks 118-97

"Devin Booker scored thirty two points in the sun's ran their winning streak to fifteen games by blasting the next one eighteen ninety seven Booker was fourteen of twenty seven from the field making four three pointers to help Phoenix beat New York for the seventh straight time Chris Paul had fourteen points and ten assists for the sons who tied the second longest winning streak in team history the Andre eight and finished with fourteen points and thirteen boards in the win Phoenix's two off the team record winning streak said in two thousand six oh seven Kemba Walker scored seventeen points for the Knicks I'm

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Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

01:09 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on The Lowe Post

"For two years, certainly for the first year when stuff was out most of the year clay hasn't still hasn't played in two seasons. So I think that we see the warriors waking up and they're seeing as just this giant that it's like, well, suns couldn't be better than this team. They're 18 and two and they don't even have Klay Thompson yet. And as you said, they're like almost the inverse of the suns where they were a dynasty, then they went away and everyone kind of missed them and now they're back whereas the suns were a dumpster fire. Nobody even thought of them, and then all of a sudden they were a title contender. So I think warriors fever is on my list. They're also they're also not like a cute team exceeding expectations like the hornets or the bulls or I don't mean cute pejoratively. Those teams are good, but it's like, oh, like, the bulls that bulls are back. The hornets are the mellow to bridges, other bridges show, they don't have that going for them. Can I share another one with you? Absolutely. So I'm interested to hear what you think of these two theories that I have. Number one is all of this is tied up in Chris Paul, but here are two connected Chris Paul at once. Number one, the assumption that Chris Paul will get injured, I think, is always hovering. Number two, and I'm gonna stop here and I want your thoughts on this. I think there's a perception that is largely true. That Chris Paul teams maximize the regular season that they maximize crunch time in the regular season. I mean, you know, Chris wants to win every single possession and is furious when they don't. They maximize every possession. And so the flip side of that is this idea that, well, they don't have an extra gear for the playoffs. We know exactly who they are, but then we all we hear all year is wait till James Harden really starts trying. Wait till the next try on defense. Wait till the Lakers really engage wait till LeBron really amps it up. We don't hear that about the suns. What do you think of that as a general idea that this is a team that maximizes the regular season and lacks that gear? No, I think that's interesting only we sort of saw that gear in the playoffs last year where they did finally get over that hump, obviously, Chris Paul never getting to the finals was the huge storyline through last year's playoffs. So I think there's something to that because as you said, he's going to get the juice out of every single possession that's one reason why the sons are the best clutch time team, the league this year, two years ago in Oklahoma City, same deal, the thunder were the best clutch time team. So I think that is certainly part of the reason, but I think that having Devin Booker next to him is that second guy, I think he's the guy who can kind of take it to that next level where it's not all a Chris Paul deal. I'm glad you mentioned the crunch time stuff because I just can't say this enough. You know, there have been a couple high profile bad late game moments in Chris Paul's postseason career. Most notably, the 2014 playoffs against the thunder in a pivotal game 5 in Oklahoma City that the clippers gave away thanks largely to several Chris Paul ear errors. And that was a legit title contender. It was the year before the warriors became the capital W warriors. And they didn't win that series. They could have should have won that series and didn't. And yeah, that moment and moments like it count for more than winning a game in February with two mid range jump shots that nobody is watching outside of the two markets involved. But year after year after year, the single, most efficient path to being a good crunchtime team is to get Chris Paul on your team. His team's constantly outperform expectations in crunch time. It's because of him. It's because he never turns the ball over. It's because he has one weapon that he can get to basically any time he wants, especially in the regular season when teams are not necessarily putting their 6 9 wing defenders on him. And that's his elbow jumper. And just the defense's rock solid. He's just one of the greatest I mean, I don't think people think of Chris Paul this way. He's one of the greatest crunch time players in the history of the MBA. It's just until last season, we hadn't seen he actually, I went through his postseason record four or 5 years ago. He's made a lot of big shots in the playoffs. It's just been overshadowed by a couple of gaffes. And to your point, here's the sons and clutch time this season. There are 8 and one in games that go to clutch time. They're outscoring teams by 45 points per hundred possessions. Booker is shooting 11 for 15, Paul shooting 6 for 9, so that's 17 for 24, 71% combined along with 14 assists. So those two guys are just dominant this year and clutch time. They're completely getting it done. Well, let's talk about Booker who I have loved from the moment he set foot in the NBA and could never understand why people just pigeonholed him as an empty calories, loser, which if you watched the games and you can go back and look at my writing from 2016, 17, 18, when the sun sucked, if you watched the games, you could tell this dude is good. He's legit. Just waiting for a real team around him. I think another reason why the suns are an undercovered is they don't have I'm just saying let me preface this on the surface..

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Booker scores 35, Suns win 14th straight, beat Cavs 120-115

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 4 d ago

Booker scores 35, Suns win 14th straight, beat Cavs 120-115

"The sons of stretch their winning streak to fourteen games is Devin Booker and Chris Paul carried them to a one twenty one fifteen victory at Cleveland Booker finished with thirty five points and Paul hit four free throws over the final eight point eight seconds to help Phoenix keep the winning streak alive Paul finished with seventeen points and twelve assists we try not to get too high try not to get too low and we control we control and we we talk about everything you know what I like no I no guessing you know how this guy feels and it's it's nice to be with a group like you they'll McGee added thirteen points and twelve rebounds in twenty minutes off the bench the Cavaliers dropped their fifth in a row despite Jared Allen's twenty five points and eleven rebounds I'm Dave Ferrie

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Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

00:53 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "chris paul" discussed on The Lowe Post

"So I think it's just hard to go from where they were in people's minds to where I feel they are now. Has roared back after the injury absence where JaVale McGee and Frank Kaminsky stepped up. As you know, the starting lineups with McGee and Kominsky are like two of the best lineups in net rating. The entire day. But he's roared back. You mentioned bridges, the defense and all that his shooting numbers, 54% overall, 39% on threes, 63% on twos. A guy that gets better every season. So you nailed I think a couple of the main issues about why they are undercover. Number one, the residual was it a fluke last year because of the injuries. And I actually think to me, you mentioned Kauai and that was a close series with the value was game two, right? The value. I actually remember, you know, I think it's the AD one that sticks out to most fans just because it was the Lakers just 'cause they were down to one in that series and it had the vibes of both the Lakers get this game for, you know, then you're in trouble and then AD got hurt in that game. And of course, that overlooks the fact that Chris Paul had all sorts of injuries and maladies through the entire postseason. And the other thing that I just, I haven't done a deep, deep dive on historical comps to see a team without like a gigantic usually two star free agent acquisition, go from abysmal to title contender is so unusual that I just don't think people know what to make of it, but I'll tell you what to make of it. They're just really, really good and they're absolutely an inner circle title contender right now. I can see do you have any other media coverage? I like media criticism pod let's do some media grizzly. What are some others? Yeah, well, I think exactly what you said. And then I think just the fact that the warriors have kind of routing into shape as the warriors. So we had this last half decade of basketball where they really ran the League One three titles went to 5 straight finals. Then they had a.

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CP3 hits milestone, leads Suns past shaky Lakers, 115-105

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00:39 sec | Last month

CP3 hits milestone, leads Suns past shaky Lakers, 115-105

"The Phoenix Suns runner up in last year's NBA finals notched their first win of this season beating the Lakers one fifteen to one oh five Chris Paul led the way with twenty three points it's always nice when a specialist in first game we know we got a good team but when you when you sort of confirm that specially planned away replaced Devin Booker added twenty two lebron James scored twenty five points to top LA the sun's built a thirty two point third quarter lead the Lakers made a late run cutting it to nine in the fourth before dropping their second in a row to begin the season mark Myers Los Angeles

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Clippers Trade Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo for Eric Bledsoe

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

01:09 min | 3 months ago

Clippers Trade Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo for Eric Bledsoe

"The clippers have reportedly acquired veteran guard. Eric bledsoe from the grizzlies. They will send patrick. Beverley rajon rondo and daniel otaru to memphis and the deal. This'll be bledsoe's second stint with the clippers. He was drafted by the team in two thousand ten and spent his first three seasons in la. This is mostly a money move. It saves clippers thirty million in luxury tax and it creates eight point three million traded player exemption that they will have a year to us so it gives them some flexibility moneywise bledsoe's going into his twelfth. Nba season the average twelve point. Two points three point four rebounds and three point eight assists per game last season with the pelicans. He was traded to the grizzlies before the draft in july. So think this is a good move overall. Money wise for the for the clippers. And you also get a good player and eric so people were kind of freaking out like us too much eric. What's it like. This is cleared up a lot of money with this. Also the way patrick. Beverley season ended with a clipper. That's something the way. Push chris. Paul the clippers organization his had a history of being not the classiest they now feel like a classy organization and that was a kind of a really bottom move. That was not it kind of felt like that was the end of the

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Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Earned More Respect During NBA Finals?

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

01:20 min | 4 months ago

Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Earned More Respect During NBA Finals?

"Of jaanus. We have a lot to talk about what it when it comes to the greek freak because he is just one win away from winning his first. Nba finals but the two time. Mvp still hasn't gotten total respect around the league from his peers. Just last year james harden. Instead of the honest. I wish i could just run and be seventeen. And just don't like that takes no skill at all. I had to actually learn how to play basketball and how to have skill. you know. i'll take that any day. Well chris paul just last week said of his finals opponent quote he comes down there. He dunks his dunks. You don't more than he shoots a layup. I don't know about this bullshit and has earned more respect during these finals for me. I don't respect him anymore. Any less than i did going into the final. Skip for me for a guy that everybody says that he can't do and he doesn't. I think the biggest thing is to make a long story short skip. He can't shoot the ball kevin durant. He's not flashy with handling the ball. Like daimler steph curry. He shoot the then. I saw back shoes. Like james harden. He's not as accomplished or if charismatic is lebron james football. A lot of guys can't can't can't can't he's a two time league. Mvp he's a defensive player of the year and he's on the cusp of winning title and being finals. Mvp that's a hell of a carpenter for a guy that got a lot of kids.

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What's on the Line for Chris Paul's Legacy?

First Things First

02:08 min | 4 months ago

What's on the Line for Chris Paul's Legacy?

"You know this. This series started out very well for the sun's up to all look like they were going to go from bubble darlings to title team in a year. I don't have to refresh your memory. it's you remember that probably yonathan. The vox i've turned upside down and for c. p. three it might mean coming up short one more time in the playoffs. Not grade list to be on here c. p. threes teams have had multi game series leads four times in the post season. Only to watch those leads. Slip away. Chris broussard what is on the line night in game. Six for chris paul. There's a lot on the line and obviously the championship but for him personally of is individual legacy yes. There is a lot on the line he would become. If they lose this series he would become the only player to lose four series in the postseason. Where you lead to. Oh okay anna. Point guard is in control of the game of his team. So a lot of that just falls on the coach. It can fall on the point guard. So we've talked about some christmas failures in the past and the postseason if he loses this series those become their a big part of his story. And when you talk about why he's one of the greatest players with barkley malone and you eat in stockton to never win a championship you look at. It and chris is a big part of why he didn't win the championship. Conversely if he can come back and win this series. Those playoff foibles. Become a footnote okay. They go from being a year. He's great but to just be enough small footnote in his overall story. So that is the first thing. Secondly if he wins this series he could become the third player. Only the third player in the seventy four year. History the third small player or normal size point guard to lead a team to an nba title.

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"chris paul" Discussed on Highly Questionable

Highly Questionable

01:46 min | 4 months ago

"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.

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"chris paul" Discussed on Highly Questionable

Highly Questionable

04:39 min | 4 months ago

"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..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

08:05 min | 4 months ago

"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..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

07:57 min | 4 months ago

"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.

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The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

51:23 min | 4 months ago

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"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. Each and every day every day is different. And that's what i love about the unknown. And i'm gonna treat it like that and we just gonna continue to bill because i think we got great mas and organization that really want to coach the whole person. And that's what i'm really excited about. You decided to upgrade your outdoor deck. So you ordered the essentials. Power washer said a patio chairs and a shiny new grill. And you use your bank of america. Customized cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback online shopping and up to five point. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.

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05:16 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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Paul Carries Suns Past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals Opener

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 5 months ago

Paul Carries Suns Past Giannis, Bucks in NBA Finals Opener

"Chris Paul led six players in double figures with thirty two points and nine assists Suggs beat the bucs twenty eighteen one oh five to take game one of the NBA finals Devin Booker added twenty seven points and six assists D. Andre eight double double twenty two points and nineteen rebounds something he said was key there are some really good they often is going especially you know just try to clean up some of that stuff so we can get on a run and give ourselves some momentum as well Yanis Antetokounmpo had twenty points and fifteen rebounds for the box in his first game back from a knee injury Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with twenty nine toward chatter Phoenix

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Best Value Plays for the NBA Finals

Behind the Bets

02:56 min | 5 months ago

Best Value Plays for the NBA Finals

"I want to touch on the nba no guest for the nba finals discussion. And we've done that throughout the postseason. Basically i wanna touch on a couple of things that stand out to meet the honest injury. Look we all wanna fire and make bets and hopefully win money on these big events right whether it's the super bowl the nba playoffs stanley cup. You name it but sometimes there's just not an edge and i just think it's too difficult right now to lay the series price of two dollars not knowing exactly what we're going to get with honest and when we're gonna get jaanus to return all signs point to his being out tonight for game one but willie return game two or game three. How effective willie b last round. We saw trae young return. And frankly i probably would have benched him in game six in the fourth quarter. At least he just wasn't that effective wasn't the usual stellar trae young. We were used to seeing this postseason or is it like joel embiid. After missing the second half of game four in the first round then missing game. Five sixers beat the wizards he. He came back from the injury and he was just managing pain more than anything. He was still dynamic. Not quite the same. Didn't have that dunk that. He said he could do it. One of the end of the one of the games. I believe it was game four against atlanta but nonetheless it just wasn't the same embiid but it was close to so if you can tell me exactly like how big of a percent how close to one hundred percent. We're going to be honest then. I can come up with a firm play in terms of the series price. Game one for me. No real opinion. It's already baked in the line. Honest isn't gonna play it. Let's say he's out officially might go from six to six and a half if he's miraculous you're gonna play maybe goes to three from the minus six just because it won't be one hundred percents so it's really tough game one favorites in the nba finals. The last fifteen sixteen years fifteen in one straight up fourteen to two. Ats now that's just a trend but sup denote given the sons at home court. I think they're going to win the series again. Don't wanna lay the two dollars. I think we're seeing a very loose milwaukee team that finally got over the hump reach the finals. They've been playing really tight. The last few postseasons especially this year. They were really tied against the nets but did get the w. thanks to kevin durant shoe size and game seven enabling the game to go to overtime and obviously outlasted atlanta thanks to couple injuries but both teams have benefited but nonetheless. They are here. No asterix whatsoever. At all. In my opinion. I just think if the only play i'm making a cpa three to win the mvp at plus one eighty to me. He's going to get all the difference from the voters if the sun's win at all thus booker or whoever else maybe eight and but book is really the main competitor. He has to put up astronomical numbers and for the sons doing. I just think c. P. three's going to have to have a stat line right. He's going to have to have double digit assist and a few games. Put up some points. I just don't think booker's capable of just having monster monster monster games in the four winds. So i think if it's remotely close. I think it's gonna go to chris paul because the leadership and all the other narratives so plus one eighty compared to minus. Two dollars is worth it to

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Clippers' Patrick Beverley Suspended One Game for Shoving Suns' Chris Paul

CBS Sports Radio

00:17 sec | 5 months ago

Clippers' Patrick Beverley Suspended One Game for Shoving Suns' Chris Paul

"Also suspending Clippers guard Patrick Beverley for the first game of next season. That for shoving Chris Paul in the back during Western finals game number six, A few nights ago, Beverly ejected from a game where Phoenix went on to win and advance the finals. They will face the survivor. Of Milwaukee and Atlanta.

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"chris paul" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

GSMC Basketball Podcast

04:27 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Jump

The Jump

03:07 min | 5 months ago

"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.

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Chris Paul Leads Suns Past Clippers 130-103, Into NBA Finals

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 5 months ago

Chris Paul Leads Suns Past Clippers 130-103, Into NBA Finals

"Phoenix is Chris Paul scored forty one points in the sun's one thirty one oh three blowout win over the clippers earning Paul his first trip to the NBA finals in his sixteen year career teammate Devin Booker who scored twenty two in the game six clincher says he's thrilled about the all star point guard finally gets a shot at the championship I'm always happy about this first first on but you know I know what he's on the pursuit of ten you know we have the same understanding we don't talk about it much but we know we're trying to get to their son's left made it to the NBA finals back in nineteen ninety three mark Myers Los Angeles

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Suns Outlast Clippers 84-80, Take 3-1 Lead in West Finals

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 5 months ago

Suns Outlast Clippers 84-80, Take 3-1 Lead in West Finals

"The sun's head home with a three one series lead after beating the clippers in game four eighty four to eighty Chris Paul sealed it with five late free throws three wins on the series okay right now we do we can really do want to get one of these now we got to stay focused on you ready to go back to our crown Devin Booker scored twenty five points before fouling out the Andrea Ayton had nineteen with twenty two rebounds the clippers got twenty three points from Paul George but LA made only five of thirty one from three point land Phoenix is now a win away from reaching their first NBA finals since nineteen ninety three I'm mark Myers

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George Leads Clippers Over Paul and Suns, 106-92 in Game 3

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 5 months ago

George Leads Clippers Over Paul and Suns, 106-92 in Game 3

"The clippers are within two games to one of Phoenix after Paul George scored twenty seven points in there one oh six ninety two win over the sons George also had fifteen rebounds and eight assists to help L. A. win without Kawhi Leonard who remained out with a sprained knee Reggie Jackson added twenty three points for the clippers who took control with the biggest run of the game at twenty one three sport that left him leading seventy one fifty six in the third Suns guard Chris Paul made his series debut after coming out of curve eight nineteen protocol finishing with fifteen points and twelve assists game four is Saturday in Los Angeles on the ferry

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Chris Paul Listed as Probable for Suns in Game 3

Gaydos and Chad

00:22 sec | 5 months ago

Chris Paul Listed as Probable for Suns in Game 3

"Say there is a probability point guard Chris Paul will be able to play in Game three of the Western Conference finals tomorrow night against the Clippers. Paul has passed the cardiac test, which is the final step in his return, barring any setbacks. Paul spent the last week in Covid 19 safety protocols after testing positive for coronavirus. Wildfire Dangerous prompted closures of

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Ayton Soars for Last Second Alley-Oop, Suns Beat Clippers

AP News Radio

00:28 sec | 5 months ago

Ayton Soars for Last Second Alley-Oop, Suns Beat Clippers

"Deandre Ayton scored on an alley oop pass from Trey Crowder at seven tenths of a second left to lift the sun show one oh four one of three win over the clippers eight and finished with twenty four points and fourteen rebounds Cameron Payne a career high twenty nine in place of Chris Paul Devin Booker twenty points despite a nose injury Paul George who missed two free throws down the stretch let L. A. with twenty six towards Khattar Phoenix

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Chris Paul Declines Team USA Invitation for Tokyo Olympics

Big Al and JoJo

00:26 sec | 5 months ago

Chris Paul Declines Team USA Invitation for Tokyo Olympics

"In the Summer Olympics. He said. He's been trending towards this decision for several days. He's had some time to think about it. He's like, depending on how this goes as Game seven of the finals could be July. 22nd and Team USA is opening an Olympic game is against France on the 25th. He says. I'm out not going to be a part of it. So here's who's in so far. You've got to

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"chris paul" Discussed on Titus & Tate

Titus & Tate

05:33 min | 5 months ago

"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..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:11 min | 7 months ago

"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"From one side of that to another. We gotta talk about oklahoma city. Thunder came to boston last week and snapped a fourteen game losing streak with a win over the celtics that quite frankly they tried to give away. They twenty-seven turnovers in that game and the celtics because they're almost equally as dysfunctional day law. One of losing back game thunder then turned on saturday and took a fifty seven point. Ask kicking at the hands of the indiana pacers there tanking. There's no question about it and you wrote a great piece for the morning. Shootaround last week about how the era of tacking is over. that said tanking. An individual forms is still very much alive and oklahoma city is doing it. They benched a healthy al horford who is having a productive season shay Alexander has been out since march twenty second with a what should be a minor foot injury. Does this and i'm basing this on teams that i've talked to. Who have bellyache about this like. There's just no way that this injuries. What's keeping shea out of the lineup. You see the thunder rotate players. In and out per game based ludovic plays well. Sudden door is on the sidelines for a game or two tiger rome. I think missed the last game. I might help the win. Some finds his way to the sidelines. Is this an issue. Is this something. The nba needs to address. I mean how. How i by the tanking errors over and part of that is the play in tournaments. But there's always going to be individual cases of tacky one of those. Close your eyes and think of england moments for the nba. Org today have to step in and do something when situations like this arise. The goodness for the nba is that the combination of the flatter lottery. Odds which went into effect in two thousand nineteen and the plan. This season i think combined have really discouraged tanking especially like the late season tank. Where teams just say. You know what we can't make it to eighth. screw it. Pull the plug bench. Everybody play the kids. We're developing the kids. That's okay guys. We're just developing the kids. We're not actually taking. We're just oklahoma city. When they played boston their average age was two years younger than baylor. That's on the kids. They literally playing the kids. So you know that. That's like the euphemism. During the worst of of the tanking narrow the euphemism for taking was just playing the kids were developing the kids and that's you know there's some legitimacy to that but mostly it's teams that are just pulling the plug so they can participate in the race to the bottom to get the most ping pong balls well. There's much less incentive with the flatter lottery odds it's not that there's no incentive there's still incentive the thunder are showing that right now but there's less incentive so the good news is this is not a widespread issue..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

03:33 min | 7 months ago

"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Mvp ballot. Because i think for guys who have those cases where it's like you don't check every box but you check a few of them in like i would rather get more of those guys on there because they're all almost equal standing right. There have different things missing. And so it's hard it's like that's going to be really tough. Four and five on the. Mvp belt is going to be tough. Where do you think that the sons would be right now without chris ball. That's a great question. It's such a great question. Like if they still have like rubio or well. This begs the question. Howard like does the eight. And oh was that. Just an aberration or a harbinger of things to come. I live with the latter. Yeah you you and you have said this before chris. You've been consistent on this to your the way you've looked at it like that was where they turned the corner like this. This trajectory was coming with or without chris. Paul and i think i think there's a basis for that. I think we've seen the chris. Paul can single handedly changed the complexion of a team. It's personality it's mindset. It's it's aggression. It's confidence like he's just. He's such a great leader employer like he absolutely has something to do with this without him. Are they fourth instead of i. And we're still talking about. What a great breakthrough season. They're having lottery to force them. The west like. Yeah that's possible. Would they be number one without chris. Paul i would say probably not but it also depends on like are who we plugging instead. Rondo i don't know the name somebody else that they could have gotten. I don't even know who else you probably don't do a deal. You probably just keep rubio right like you keep rubio. Maybe maybe you're the ones making the trade for kyle lowry in in maybe the trade deadline and kyle could have had a great impact on them. He's got that kind of ability to and a great leader but chris. Paul has something to do with this. Chris like we. Can't we pretend eight. No was the be all end. All and that chris paul had no impact certainly did trying to figure out how much of the impact like. That's the tricky calculus here and that's why it's it's hard to assess him for for mvp. And i know some people think he should be closer to the top or at the top of the ballot kendrick perkins just had a ninety second rant on twitter saying chris paul should be there and citing steve nash. As the precedent for it. I think those cases are very very different. But you know. I don't begrudge somebody percent chris. Paul should be should be considered at the top. I love perk. I wrote that story about his kinda rise in the broadcasting ranks but perks ballots. Thirty guys long at this point. It's pretty damn long. Every time i open instagram. A picture of somebody with perks saying give this man more respect for mvp. So it's while people who need more respect according to perc the best compliment hard. You can pay chris. Paul is that this year. The sons are championship level team. Without him they wouldn't be they would be in the middle of the playoff..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:33 min | 7 months ago

"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Those. Those guys were amazing. They were so much fun to talk to. So we appreciate it now right howard. We've spent some time and we will spend more time on the mvp race up. There's i think. I think in you can tell me how you feel but i think there is a little bit of clarity amongst voters when it comes to the very top of the ballot. Nicole yokich is i mean. He's playing unbelievable. His team is still playing well. Even in the absence of jamal. Murray joel embiid is back. It feels like those two are jockeying for one to get has something of a lead. But every time i watched chris paul play. I wonder what's stopping me from voting. For chris paul from mvp. I was on the the sun's pregame show for the sons clippers game up to tom. Leander tom tom chambers. You are still the greatest video game character ever made and like they had asked me like. Where do you put chris. Paul on your about. I think i said something along the lines of i don't know if he's even in the top five he's had a really good year but now the sons were really good in the bubble booker's great ayton. His plant awesome got good support from their role players. No question paul is made them better. But is he the mvp. I don't think so. We just keep digging into the numbers howard and you keep watching chris. paul play and note the impact. He has on these games and you just wonder like what are we what are we. What are we missing here. Why isn't chris. Paul a stronger candidate for mvp. I mean he's put up some really good numbers overall the season. The sun's overall are twenty five and nine against teams with plus five hundred records. That's a great mark for a team. That's so filled with young players. chris. Paul is ranked in the top twenty five in the league in fourth quarter scoring. I mean are we. Are we marking him. I don't know where you have him on your. I've got him now. Somewhere between three and five but we him correctly or deceit deserve more respect when it comes to the mvp so he obviously deserves respect. He definitely deserves a lot of the credit for the sons breakthrough. And it's one of the greatest breakthroughs we've seen right a team that was in the the lottery. Pretend straight years not just. Oh add chris. Paul make playoffs and chris paul and they're potentially the the best record in the nba. Says we sit here recording there. You know tied with the jazz for record in the league they could. They could finish the season with the best record in the league. I mean that teams. Don't make that leap without adding a lebron james usually or or multiple stars. They added an older crispell. Marketable absolutely remarkable..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

03:10 min | 7 months ago

"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.

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:20 min | 7 months ago

"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"The biggest factor. That stresses their defense is when they the basketball over and so if you pick out games where they've given up a ton of points or areas they struggle and i'm not saying they're a top tier defensive team but when you're talking about trying to get that bet fifteenth range that middle ground the defense it all circles back to debilitate her. The basketball were able just to to get run outs get easy. Looks and second chance points and taking care of the defence class in that has been such a heavy emphasis in my mind of when you see them able to get stops because they closed out things really well why will because they get in the half court and they have to make some timely stops. They've shown inability to do that. James harden coming. Back like i do. You can look at what you want with what you view him. As fender one he takes care of the been him having another ball handler to be able to take care of the basketball. And to they're switching defense how they have communicated and moved and how he can offend dies in the post at times He was a strong defender. Even like you look at kyrie irving so much comes down to two effort level and engagement each possession which you see more at the end of games. The activity in him gets like there's a lot of areas in. Maybe it won't pan out maybe it will but there's a lot of to me i look i think kevin durant still come back from that injury. Y- he before he got hurt was probably the best defender that they had nicholas. Claxton is finally available after unit. Coming out of health and safety protocols Didn't play the other day. I think probably ramp him up as they get towards the end of the season But steve nash called him maybe one of their best defenders. They've been missing pieces at times. That it it goes back to again if guys get healthy I think you can aspire to be that that round of middle of the pack defense that can do enough to support your offense And what they anticipate to do in terms of putting up points. But i i've said this all season To me so much of it is taken care of the basketball because there has been games that teams have had twenty extra shot fifteen extra shots however many looks and it's made a major difference at the end howard were you. Were you dazzled by the fifty one percent that portland shot in.

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

05:22 min | 7 months ago

"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"Depending on how you view it in the context of the season in us averaging twenty five around twenty five eleven eight or nine or something like that but how he was able to orchestrate the offense in elevate the level of play everyone around him. That's i don't know where you sit on it with the exit of houston. But that's why for many he was in the mvp discussion or feeling like he was playing at an mvp level in when it comes to reads devote all things. You're saying i agree with but to me. There is a sense of where you have a level of experience and our elite. Something and cerebral. Look at the game along with how you play it like you see it on the side. James harden does not stop talking to his teammates when he's been at throughout the course the game every time there is anything he's in. It's not for show it's not for i'm gonna cheer it's not easy to legitimately is breaking things down directing talking to players talking through stuff guys. Come to the sideline rant said this before kyrie would were on the plane when we're in the hotel after the they are constantly talking about the game and so i think that is one aspect to it and i think another aspect of it is just when you've done something at this level like you've gotta feel the same for you who's been doing. I mean you could relate it to any profession or anything at some point when you are a veteran at something that you have seen every defense you've seen every situation every scenario you've been through whether you've had success or failure. There is a level of comfort there. And i think these guys collectively the point is collectively. Can they had those. Same type of successes. When they're on the floor I think a lot of that though they just rely upon their pass basketball experience and how they meld. That was some of the greatest players Playing the game right now so. I don't think it'll be easier. I i think. of course. there's questions i think. Of course. I don't think it's just a snap your fingers and everything's gonna fit together how You would assume. I'm sure there will be challenges in bumps but i think at this point of the year especially everything all other teams are dealing with. I mean we look at the season on across the board different players out in the challenge. You can go down the list of all of these other top tier teams and in what they're facing I think at some point it just circles back to the talent and again the others around them the way that these other players fit in the feel and the instincts and the balance on the floor. There there's just a lot of things that i wasn't expecting or that i've been surprised about with others Offfensive they're spacing the balance the ball movement. Like so much of it is are they gonna..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

03:23 min | 7 months ago

"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..

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"chris paul" Discussed on Lakers Nation News Feed

Lakers Nation News Feed

04:57 min | 1 year ago

"chris paul" Discussed on Lakers Nation News Feed

"I've got two words that will make you cringe basketball reasons. That's right. We all remember way back when Chris Paul was almost traded to the Los Angeles Lakers took a done deal and then it wasn't the dearly departed David Stern vetoed the trade sending Chris Paul to the Lakers from the New Orleans Hornets at the time and unfortunately in that unraveled he then later on got shipped to the Los Angeles Clippers and so the Lakers and watch Chris Paul playing for the other team and La might that ancient wrong be righted finally. Well, according to Eric Pincus a bleacher report. We could be headed in that direction. I want to break it all down with a Chris Paul trade for the Lakers would look like the first quick reminder. Do subscribe right here to the Lakers Nation birth. Channel bring the notification Bell. So you get notified when we go live like we are going to do tonight, October 15th. We're going to go live at 9:00 Pacific time. Make sure you turn on notifications so you can come talk about all these offices and rumors with us. All right. So Chris Paul trade to the Lakers would make a lot of sense. Look I mean LeBron James and Chris Paul are good friends. Paul had an All-Star season. This year was an All-Star put up 7/17 points and almost seven assists per game. This season showed that he still has a lot in the tank despite being well into his thirties. So what would suggest deal looked like in order to make it work and I'll be honest I thought for sure there was no way to make the salary cap math work to bring Chris Paul to the Lakers because his contractors are simply too big but I mean Eric Pincus is off the salary cap Guru. This is the guy that's going to know if there's a way to make it happen. And this is what he says said that if you were going to make a deal for Chris Paul, you would have to include Danny Green Kyle kuzma Quinn cook Javale McGee and Avery Bradley and went those last two McGee and Bradley, they would have to opt into their contracts and then be traded they have player options for next season, so they would have to walk in so that's a hurdle to clear right there. You would also have to shed the 28th overall pick in the NBA draft because that comes with guaranteed salary and that could complicate things. So realistically that would be the trade pact you'd be looking at those five players plus the 28th pick. Is that enough to get the Oklahoma City Thunder to bite..

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"chris paul" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast

The JJ Redick Podcast

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"chris paul" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast

"And also in that aspect of it, Dane, you talk about D And to see him his last year is weird is so weird. And I'm no motion one of our crew. And we had talked about, you know, when we may be done or how long you gonna play how you along you gonna play and for it to really be here for day. I I don't like it seriously. I don't like it. Do you not like it because it reminds you of your own sort of mortality? No, I it's not that reminds me it just makes you sad that you're not going to see him planning. Yeah. Yeah. Get that. Yeah. Some nights, I watch their games. And I'm like, yeah. We still still do so much, and he could and that's why I'm happy for him because he's not done plan because he can't play in. Oh, that's the thing that you want to go on on this game. You know, healthy. And I think for me, especially with my new training and all that stuff. Like that. Again. I mean excited again, it got me excited again and filling really good. But when I think about legacy, I don't know, man. I always say this both. I'm just always so engulfed in the moment. Yeah. That is still surprises me to see even people like what my shoes or anything, and my mom sent me this article this morning because mom is always gonna be mom. My mom sent me to stain this morning says shit too eight twenty and he says is Taj coal takes pride in sharing basketball a girl that plays at Georgia. My mom sent me this, and I clicked on us. I was my mom was enemies and in article she plays at Georgia. And she was talking about how she likes to try to run her team. Like, Chris Paul, and I never get used to that. And I was like what? Yeah. You know? So I guess that is the cool part about it. When you start thinking about legacy. But for me is you know, like in the moment, I'm let's let's get to it right now. It's what's made you so great for so long. It honestly is by the way. I don't know if we talked about this. But I'd like last August a completely off social media. And I've talked about this a bunch on the podcast. So I don't get like a lot of the news anymore. But a frigging dad always sends me these articles, right? It is like the parents had the Google Lert on their phone. That's exact- Kacem these articles on my dad, this is so obscure, how did you find this is so crazy that you said that so I was trying to play offs like, I get all social media, wouldn't you? But I I was all social media. Even after the playoffs got over last year. I was still off for a while. And to each his own do whatever you wanna do and all that stuff. But is it not an amazing feeling because it almost always be like, man. What did we do before? It is like actually good not knowing a lot of information as far as like what's going on with everybody else's lives. No disrespect anybody else. But it's cool just to be engulfed in what you're doing. And in that moment, I think I I had a definite sort of a foam. Oh, like like, just like I had that feeling like this is if I get off what am I going to miss out on I'll be honest with you one of the things that I missed out on was NBA Twitter to fight on often. And on here would have been on there till two in the morning..

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