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"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the Unest app. Wow, thanks, Grandpa. The Unest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the Unest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. It's the crossover, Sports Illustrated's NBA show. Breaking down the latest news, rumors, and everything in between. Here's your hosts, Chris Mannix and Rohan Nagraini. This is the Crossover NBA Podcast. I'm Chris Mannix, joined this week by Rohan Nagraini for a mini podcast. They're both powering down a little bit, the month of August, vacation, whatnot, getting ready for training camps to open in September. But we did have some news in the NBA. Some, I don't know what to call this news. Some powerful words, some powerful, a powerful statement from one James Harden, who was over on a promotional tour over in China when he said this. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. Let me say that again. Darryl Maury is a liar, and I will never be a part of the organization that he's a part of. So Rohan, putting on a shelf for a minute the interesting location of James Harden's comics, which took place in China. Playing to his crowd. Playing to his crowd. China, of course, where Darryl Maury is not the most popular figure because of an earlier tweet years ago now about Hong Kong. Putting that aside for a moment, what did you make of James Harden choosing mid -August on a promotional tour in China to reveal at least a portion of why he no longer wants to play in Philadelphia? It's pretty incredible. Chris, you've been doing this longer than I have. Every time I think we've kind of seen everything when it comes to trade requests, like we were talking earlier, like what Damian Lillard doing this summer, pretty aggressive, his agent at least kind of publicly telling the Miami Herald, I believe, like, Damian really only wants to go to Miami. That was taking on a life of its own. This is really shocking to me on so many levels, only because I think Darryl Maury is probably the biggest James Harden fan, or at least seemed to be the biggest James Harden fan left in the NBA. He's kind of been James' biggest champion over the years. That to see those two have their relationship end up here is pretty shocking to me.
Tatum scores 30 to help Celtics power past Blazers 115-93
"The Celtics three game losing streak has ended with a one 1593 thumping of the trailblazers. Jayson Tatum nailed 6 three pointers while scoring 30 points. Al Horford added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists as the Celtics pulled within two games of the Eastern Conference lead. I was just really early on taking with the defense was giving me the way they were playing me and guy found me early and I was able to get into a rhythm really early. Derek, white chipped in 21 points and 5 assists to help Boston avoid its first four game skid of the season. Damian Lillard had 27 points and 8 assists for the trailblazers. I'm Dave ferry.
Mac McClung soars to slam dunk title at All-Star Saturday
"Mac mcclung was in the G league at the start of the week, jumped all the way up to become the NBA slam dunk champion as part of the annual skills competition in Salt Lake City. Mcclung signed to a two way contract by the 76ers on Tuesday, scored a perfect 50 on three of its four dunks, including the two in the final against the pelicans trade Murphy the third. It's really a blur to be honest with you. I think probably a lot of stuff's happening on the Internet and everything I haven't checked, but really just grateful. I had a lot of help. A much more established player, the blazers Damian Lillard won the three point shooting competition over a pair of pacers, buddy healed in tyrese Halliburton. I'm Tom mariam.
"damian lillard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Baby sends gets back. Maybe Mario gets back. But it sounds like Zion's not going to play. We know Isaac and Warren are not going to play. This year. So that's tough. And then the other one I think you were going to Dave. So it sounds like Damian Lillard's going to be shut down for the rest of this season as well. Not a big surprise, right? I mean, Portland is they're not exactly making a run at that final play in spot. And they're now three and a half hour behind the pelicans and so they'd have to climb the spurs and make up that ground. That's in their one in 9 in their last ten. They've lost four in a row. They're clearly re prioritizing for draft pick reasons. So that's the right thing to do. Sit down, we already talked about it with the Jeremy grant stuff. If you had a full reset into the summer and you'll see if you can get right back in that mix in the west and you have that opportunity. That's it. That's it. And again, that's right. Yeah. All right, you want to close out with something kind of look slightly sad, but more celebration? Yeah. Jamal crosses. Is retiring? Yeah, he announces retirement today on social media. 20 year NBA career for Jamal Crawford, one 6 man of the year award, three times, tied with Lou Williams of the Atlanta Hawks. I have no issue with the NBA was to rename that. The Crawford Williams, 6 man of the year, award. I think that would be great. As opposed to being like, I don't know, what would you call it? The Sprite zero cherry diet soda, 6 man of the year or something like that. Right. If you wanted to do it the Crawford Williams award, I would really like it. So but yeah, great, great career for Jamal Crawford. One of the best ball handling guards in the team always gets that behind the back dribble into that jump shot in the lane and stuff and just an absolute dominant scoring weapon off the bench for a number of years. So happy trails to him, my guess is we see him. He's already done some media stuff when we see him pop up even more in the media. Absolutely. Absolutely. Here's the kind of guy where at the beginning of his career, kind of like Lou Williams, there was a little bit of an attempt to like, hey, we're going to make this guy a point guard and he's going to be he's going to be in the lead ball handler until finally they just went, let's just let him do what he does. Come off the bench and get buckets. And Lou Williams had the same trajectory there. And nothing wrong with that, right? Nothing wrong with that at all. I mean, 20 year career. He carved out made a ton of money, won a ton of games, had a lot of success, same with Lou Williams. It was approaching that same kind of number. So not the wrong at all if you embrace the hey, that's what my job is. Great. Let's go. We tend to get stuck on those things. Sometimes this is good news. So happy. Trails to Jamal Crawford, all the best to him and his family moving forward. Absolutely. Absolutely. All right, I want to finish off with a podcast review that we got over on Apple podcasts. Yeah..
"damian lillard" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"That is your prediction. I do not see it happening. Because i believe that damian lillard is very happy in portland in the end. I know he has to sort of rattle is sort a little. Bit of saber. A little bit about. I wanna do what all the great players do but in the end i think he's very comfortable being the biggest fish in a fairly small pond. That's that's who he is what he is and they do have a long-shot chance of contending but it's a long shot. But are they going to be a playoff team playoff team skill. But it's hard we you the sixty unisex the sixth seed and you have climbed that ladder. I don't believe they can beat the lakers and seven. I don't believe they can beat the nuggets and seven. I don't believe they can beat you will. Is there a thing as this. Yes is there dame yes well. It's going to be that time. But they take over. A playoff series against the lakers skip against ab against lebron against russ against all the weapons. That they have murray comes back healthy. They've skit remember last year. They beat they. Beat a portland without murray. Well dame beat russ once upon a time no lebron or a deed yes. It was paul. George glad you wrote it up. What do you put on that. And he got post rise. Second shot here. I need to see that one level higher against a real team but the thing is skip he literally that half a beef that basically seven games to beat the lakers. The likelihood of i mean look. There have only been a handful. Probably you probably gotta go back to jordan. Or maybe we'll way back elgin baylor were guy over. Seven gave series average forty. I i think. Rick perry i think rick perry did it will go to score. Rick perry well. I do do a radio show with them in san francisco but yes but for me. I believe he's going to give chauncey a chance. Give the blazer the chance but then he's gonna come to the realization. I really got no chance window title. Here i'm going to remind you this russell. Westbrook is capable of singlehandedly. Beating team inaki his own team out it can happen. Is this bra. He liked camomile carbon man but burn them candle. Light like man you were coming all angry and everything and you can't bernie's russ is unconscionable got too much around pointing going into year. Fourteen throwing the first pitch. I did see the on one bad ball all all in and you know this is a very important season all in because he thinks he's mr lakers all all hands on days that ready share. He's got now a. I'm a star cold grief. Hollywood the warriors tonight do beat them by. Ta case right now beat them by ten..
Trae Young on NBA 2K Rating: ‘Y’all Ever Gonna Get It Right?!’
"Young apparently is upset and we hear about this every year. It's mostly mad, and it seems like Madden. Players get more upset, which is the NFL. Then players care about their ratings. They can't do. Yes, well, apparently Trae Young is fed up. He's really fed up. How fed up Not only has he taken to social media saying, y'all ever going to get it right over his 89 ranking on two K 22, but Apparently close to people who know he talked to his agency and asked, Is there a way to sue to get him removed from the game? Because he thinks his representation is unfair. No, there's not. It's collectively bargained with the National Basketball Association. Your name, image and likeness actually was sold off by the union. That's why you pay your dues and you get your money from this. You actually paid for this trip so now thinks he is a 94 or higher, okay? For those who want to know that the highest ranking in the NBA NBA two K is LeBron James. Kevin Durant. Steph Curry 97 Be honest, They're all in 96. Then in 95, you've got quite a Leonard Luca Donges. Nicola your Joel and be James Harden. Damian Lillard. So by the way, I put him right behind them.
Olympics Latest: Latvia Wins Gold in Men's 3-on-3
"What if he won the women's fifteen hundred meter freestyle event making its Olympic debut holding off teammate Erica Sullivan who took silver the times might not be my best times but I'm still really really happy to have a gold medal around my neck right now USA gymnastics announcing Wednesday's Simone Biles will not take part in the all around competition Thursday that's in order to focus on her mental well being the organization says it will monitor miles on a daily basis to determine if she'll take part in individual events next week USA men's basketball proving to wanted one after a one twenty eight sixty six cropping up around Damian Lillard led all scorers with twenty one points I'm Jonathan
"damian lillard" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"We're talking about one of the top. I'd say top four guards in the NBA and if you were you able to roll the dice and that way you'd have to make that particular mood off the big girls. Love that shakes, the last opera shows That's your real fast and get points on my back with another episode of the Cedric. Maxwell podcast. I am joking for bone. He is of course. Cedric Maxwell, Max. Looks like we're not based on last week's episode. Looks like neither one of us going to get what we want and at least any time soon, right? You got Riley. Bill.
Team USA Loses to Australia in Second Exhibition Loss Ahead of Olympics
"Dream Team So far, it's been a men's Olympic basketball nightmare for Team USA as it prepares for the summer Olympics Team USA lost its second straight exhibition game Monday, beaten by Australia one game after Team USA got upset by Nigeria Team USA lost Monday in Las Vegas. 91 83 Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers scored a game high 22 points. With 16 in the first half when the American squad jumped to a nine point lead by halftime, but then lost it in the final two quarters to Australia. Another game tonight versus Argentina. Before these last two games, Team USA had been 54 into an exhibition games now. 54 4 after two straight losses. Jared Max Fox News in baseball New York Mets Pete Alonso
"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.
"damian lillard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"To find a resolution here. That lane lands me somewhere else that we've, we've covered this too. But let's just in case, this is somebody's first time watching and thank you. Yes, if it is, please subscribe but it is Portland controls this. This is not Anthony Davis where he's got a year left on his contract. He made a very clear, I'm going to the Lakers when I'm a free agent Jake Miller as four years left on his contract. So, you know, you can trade for him and say you're either playing here, you're not playing anywhere if you really wanted to play that kind of hard ball with them. And you know, what before years of his contract, he's going to show up and play, you know, where it's very different where he made it kind of clear. You can give up a whole bunch for me and trade, but I'm not staying, I'm going to the Lakers when I'm a free agent wage. That's where it kind of became for the Lakers. All right, let's get this deal done now because we're we're not necessarily competing with your whole bunch of other teams. It's it's kind of competing with ourselves here and that's that's the difference here. Where you know four years a Damian Lillard dad something every team can talk themselves into fairly easily. So that's why Portland. Even if he does say, I want to trade. There's still got more control over that process. Even if he says, you know, I want to go to Team X, Y or Z, here's my list. I'm sure they'll do what they can because he's, you know, probably the best player in franchise history. You know, he's, he's somebody that I think they respect us but they're not going to feel forced into doing it cuz the suitors aren't going to dry up because of again, the length of his contract. Yeah, exactly. They're going to be around and and Portland's not going to be rushed into a deal or anything like that, you know, Damian Lillard, not the only guard that's on the market maybe though Collin Sexton sounded like you know more and more smoke about the Cavs really looking to trade him could be set up to age. A guard coming up in a few weeks here on draft night and that would cause them to maybe move section on top of the fact that they have to pay him after next season is rookie deals going to be expiring but Jason Lloyd from the job, putting out their their yes, yes, very much available but Lloyd also pauses the perhaps the the Cavs will want to move Kevin Love in the deal with him. He's how much does that detract from the value of Kevin of Collin Sexton, if you have to attach Kevin Love and his over thirty million dollar contract this year has about sixty million own over the next five seasons man. That's, that's a lot of money to take on. Yeah, it's going to be the exact right team that feels like we can afford to bring in Kevin Love and he can help us. And what we're really getting out of this is Collin Sexton, because what happens in that situation is you you're kind of stuck right in New Jersey Starts to become a little messy for you if you're Cleveland because if you're you're the other team rather Because unless you're Oklahoma City who's like we're back, he Kevin long completely just to bring on Sexton and all of it to be them..
"damian lillard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"He is not done that even kind of backtracked from it, I guess the other day a little bit but but yeah it's it's it's one of those fun ones. You know, one way that maybe I don't know if it's more, realistic, less realistic, but also get a little bit of news that the Knicks would be interested again. All twenty-nine teams will be interested, but the Knicks report also came with a little bit of reporting that RG Barrett's not considered to be Untouchable if they can get a superstar vire trade. And I think that that becomes, you know, one of those newsworthy items that maybe gets lost in the You know, Nick's are interested in Damian Lillard. If he becomes available headline that you know they would consider moving on from Barrett who I thought showed real growth this past season. You know. It wouldn't surprise me if the Knicks did something extraordinary. This offseason. I mean something fairly dramatic, right? I mean, maybe it's not trading for Damian Lillard. Obviously there's a lot of teams that would love to do that, but just, they gotta Taste of getting back in the playoffs and now I'm sure there's a form or they want to get ready to make a real Run next season. And if there is a star out there, they're going to go for it at the same time, though, I'm kind of like holding my breath for the Knicks, and hoping that what we saw last season does not become the outlier where they had done so many Nick. See things in the past where they tried to just jump start things with veteran players, and it just never really worked out for them. They kept going on injured, former stars, and it just didn't work and now they made a bunch of really smart moves. I'd hate to see them, throw that all away from the wrong guy. Now, I'm not saying that's Damian Lillard, I don't think that's the case with him at all, but I hope they do. Get 200 too crazy to where they throw caution to the wind and set themselves back accidentally. Yeah one or two things would happen with the old mix. It would have been. We're going to go for Damian Lillard but instead we gave up way more than we should have for CJ McCollum and nothing against CJ McCollum. He's just not Damian Lillard or they would have said you know, we're not making that trade, but we're going to do is we're going to take our fifty million in cap space, we're splitting it right down the middle, on DeMar, DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. Yeah, we're going to reunite them in New York. And as fun as a story, that would be..
"damian lillard" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Gmc basketball podcast. If you missed the last segment we got into the eastern conference finals which is continues to heat up. Yes both star players from the for. Each team is out at the moment but man that does not keep the from getting exciting. So we talked about that. If you guys want to check it out please go ahead and do so. However now we're gonna be talking about the nba rumors going on a going around and you know there's always plenty of them however the one that has stuck out and continued to dominate headlines has been damian. Lillard asking what you know. Supposedly being not seeing either i with the front office in and starting to lose his temper with with the way things have been run in the blazers. Because let's be honest here. Aside from that western conference finals appearance where the trailblazers just got absolutely smacked by the warriors. They really have not done. Anything with damian lillard there. He has had some incredible moments. I mean the amount of series game winning or series winning three pointers. You know is more than anybody in the last two decades and you know the guys at absolute superstar. He's one of the best players in the nba. he's easily top ten. You know if you want to argue for top five go. You can go ahead and do so. I'm sure you can make a case. But he's easily top ten. We're not here to talk about where he is in the nba hierarchy. We're here to talk about. How serious are these rumors. And where would he go. you know. Obviously the western conference is extremely tough. It's not going to get any easier with the lakers. Coming back with lebron ad. Who knows who they i mean. They can't really add anyone but they're going to most likely bring back that same team. And if they're healthy they're dominating phoenix suns who knows man like i don't know if they can replicate what they did this season but as we're watching in the western conference finals in them now being in the finals their contender. You can't deny their contender. Status the clippers. Same thing odds are they're probably gonna bring back white leonard but anything can happen there. But you know with paul george why they're going to be contenders utah jazz. I mean obviously. They crashed out of the playoffs. But things are always going to be competitive. There dallas mavericks. Who knows what they do with luca. Don-shik is there. He's one of the best players in the league. You can put them top five and when you have a guy like that. There's always a chance for them to add someone and make it a contending team you know so you can go up and down denver as well there you know. I know jamal murray's injured. But regardless what i'm trying to say is the western conference is extremely competitive and it's the strongest. It's the strongest conference in and with doe damian. Lillard there in portland. It's it always feels like it's never gonna be enough. I mean the the damian lillard. Cj mccollum experiment was was a good one. You know those. Those guys are great offensive guards that can take over a game by themselves at any point. Obviously damian lillard a bit more than cj mccollum. That's no you know. There's there's no question about that but it was still solid. You know but it's just everything around them like chat some good years but he just can't stay healthy now you know. Carmelo was a solid ad. But he's not the carmelo of old he. You know he is an old carmelo but he's not. He's not prime. Carmelo was just facts. You know couple years off the nba. He gives you some good moments. But he's not going to be the third guy you know neither is nerve damage in other robert. Covington was solid. You know dare jones junior now. Norman powell who you know they have to bring him back after letting go. Gary trend junior. They bring him back. You know after after that trade that they made. And it's just hard to see a path where the portland trail trailblazers can be a contending team at at least put themselves in that upper echelon in the western conference. So it's completely normal to hear damian lillard being a bit frustrated especially with with him not liking the decisions from the from the front office whether it's the coaching changes. Whatever the case may be it's understandable. He has been one of the most loyal players that the nba has ever seen with with them. Really doing little to nothing there yeah. They've competed but they've never really been true contenders. Nobody has ever gone into a season and expected the portland trailblazers to be at the western conference finals. Like all throughout his entire tenure. There so a move might be. What's best for damian lillard getting a change of scenery so where would he go. Where would be the best places for him to go. And and honestly what are the teams that can actually afford him. Because to get a guy like damian lillard you would need to give the house everything everything you have everything you you find You cherish would have to go to bring in damian lillard because while we saw what that trade for james harden costs four first round picks a couple of first round swaps. I think it was four. In total along with jared allen sending out carousel verd- even though houston got neither one of those which i'll always be completely confused about that and victory depot going out. It's just it would take a lot of moves so there is no way a team with little to no draft capital like the miami heat will have any chance to pick them up. Because i've talked..
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"damian lillard" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Hart, three first-round picks plus a pick swap, right? All of that for Anthony Davis. Look at what Paul George got, all the first round picks. What's the trade for Lillard going to look like? And I know people point to James Harden and they say, you know, what, James Harden, they, they didn't get much right though. They used to Rockets, didn't get much, the rockets blew it, the rockets need a massive, there's no team that has a superstar thinking. Hey, if we trade our guy, oh, I hope we can get with the Rockets. Got know the Rockets completely made a mess of that, they need a mess of it and to say, no, thank you. We don't want Caris LeVert. No, thank you. We don't want Jarrett Allen. Are you kidding me? Houston. What a mess? They made of things. I don't think the Rockets birth indicative at all of what a superstar is going to go for on the trade market. So can the Lakers get there? Can the Lakers get to a Lillard deal? They can in terms of salary cap in terms of money. But can they give enough value? Probably not. The in terms of making the money work, you're probably looking at Kyle kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Those two would have to be annexed. That's about twenty six million in salary, a signed and traded most likely Taylor Tucker may be assigned and traded dentist router one of those pieces in there and then you have to add some other stuff and best case scenario the Lakers can give them the 22nd pick in this draft and they're 2027 draft off completely unprotected. That's the most, the Lakers can offer in a trade for Damian Lillard. Is that enough? I don't think so. I think a lot of teams around the NBA will be that pretty easily and I think if Damian Lillard really is on the market wage, they're going to they're going to have 29 teams. 29 teams are going to put in offers form. Somebody mentioned, doing a three-team trade. Yeah, sure. But you're asking a third-team to Value what the Lakers have more than what the Blazers would value it at, and then give the Blazers value in return. So, I struggle to see it happening there, but could the log Is somehow get in there if Damian Lillard goes to the Blazers and says look I've been loyal for so many years and and I really want to go with the Lakers game..
"damian lillard" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"This'll be our last question. This is from matthew war. Kansas just indian jessop make rotation next year question mark so does Man that's a tongue twister. Just make the rotation next year. I'm glad you had a. And i've talked about it at eastbound because there's a ton of interest in this guy who has not played a game in the. Va story on him toward the end of the season talked to him actually in australia when on the phone from from australia He put up really really impressive numbers in australia And he in. The australian league is not the euro league. But it's it's also not a horrible overseas league. I mean you look the rosters in australia. It's filled with former nba players You know the he was probably the he's arguably the best player on his team. Australia and other really good player on the team was tyler harvey who was Like one of the nation's leading scorers at eastern washington years back was the second round pick in the nba But his final numbers. Australia where he averaged thirteen point three points per game on forty two. Oh actually i'm looking at these right. Now they're worse than i thought which. Which means that he. He struggled toward the end of the season But he finished with thirteen point three points per game on forty two point nine percent shooting thirty four percent from three as of a few weeks before the season ended He was shooting around forty percent. Three on a very high volume ended up finishing You know he shot You know he shot six six threes per game and You know but i. I wouldn't i wouldn't get too concerned about the fact that his numbers did. My guess is that he was a little worn down. You know coming from the college game Plane and a totally new environment He won't regardless of his role next season. He won't be asked log minutes What he. What do you think's going to happen with him. In the warriors next season our remind you what you said about jordan If he's the six-man next year the warriors had a bad off season. Jessop is in your rotation next year. The warriors had a bad off season I don't think it hurts to bring him to summer league or the training camp even help them start to get that experience But what's better than planned thirty five minutes a night in a good league. I mean sending him back over and lead them. Continue to work and develop makes a ton more sense than sitting on mba bench. Plan a couple of minutes. Yeah and low a low stakes situation. Yeah absolutely earn a good position You know they have is rights they can send back over. You're still maintain his riots To me in terms of him getting our roster spot. It's probably it could come down to him and michael boulder Do you want to give that spot to him or molder You know the thought process and giving it to him would be bigger. Got bigger wingspan. He can he's potentially better defender. You would think hopefully He but he would fill very similar role to what moulder dead this season and those something. A lot of people are really down on motor. Like i am doing these. Warriors season views in.
"damian lillard" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"How screwed are they Well it would be good Because as we've talked about before they they don't really have any other pass to add a player of that caliber And honestly when i look get what's available in their potential options. This offseason with uber. I can't help but feel like they missed an opportunity at the deadline They decided not to trade him My understanding is it was. It wasn't a lack of willingness. They actually wanted to trade him but they didn't like any of the offers the guy and from what i heard the best The best offer they got was spencer. Did what he straight up for uber. At this point given what we know given the situation i would do that. Trick like spencer. Didn't we has a player option for next season. So it's not even a guarantee he would like he would actually play for your next season and he had acl this year. He wasn't playing for you. This is so that's why they didn't do it because they were like. We can be getting back a guy that we don't even know ever gonna play for us what i think. The warriors should have taken swinging and gambled on it Leaving that their culture and their fit would went out and they could talk him into coming back next season Healthy and spencer dinwiddie a healthy spitzer dinner. He's very good player. He's a winning blair. Which i'm not which i do not think. That uber is You know spencer. Dinwiddie when he's healthy could slide into that sixth man role. It'd be very good. Sixth man for a winning team and I think he fills some needs for this team. as a secondary playmaker That kinda guy in so. I actually when i heard when i learned that they Turn that down. I understood the reasoning. But i also like you need to think a little bit more picture big picture. I think their thought process was. He can't help wanna get someone who can help us win. The season and that we can guarantee is going to be on the team next season. Well spencer dinwiddie as a player when he's healthy is better than any other player. You're going to get uber. And honestly this season now. This past season didn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. You didn't make the playoffs anyway. So i think that ms opportunity and i think right now your best case narrow probably is trying to parlay bray into a into a traded player exception. A big one but a lot of things need to happen for that to happen. I think it's more likely that he just signed someone else. I mean because he wants to star. And i think i think the knicks maybe make sense i think he i think he'd make more sense as making a lot of money on a bad team Team that's not really well run. Pay him a lot of money. I don't think he's a great player. I don't think he's a winning player. He's but he's had a negative was minus his entire career. They were so much worse this season when he was on the floor Yeah he puts up numbers but like he's not even that efficient shooting like i think he's overrated defensively. I don't love him as a player and you know. I think there's a lot of front offices out there who aren't super bowl rod. Who probably give him money. That's the summer that was..
"damian lillard" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"I think i don't think that he's a guy who feels the need to be in a situation where he's in a huge market. I don. I mean he was in portland for a long time and has been happy there But the knicks The he could put together something. Tyler herro don't get robinson kendrick nunn The next could put together like rj barrett. A bunch of first round pigs bulls Levin bunch of first round picks So i but i do think the warriors could have a chance especially if they're willing to give up clay and or draymond s the only reason why i don't completely dismiss it is you're right. There are a handful of teams who can put together better offers but Like i said in the beginning of this in the nba. The players have way more power than the franchises. So if he if lillard decides that he wants to go he's going to decide where he goes And then and then it's up to portland to try to get as much they can. But that's the only reason why i don't completely dismiss it is. He'll he'll decide if he wants to go somewhere he'll decide where and then it's just a matter of what pieces that franchise can put together. It'd be absolutely fascinating and You know. I think i am going to be falling. This orland coaching search very closely. Because i could go a long way. And honestly if i'm portland right now. I'm doing anything. I can't make name yellow. It happy like let them in the meeting. You you pick exactly hire the guy you go make phone calls you. Do you do the whole thing man. Because at the end of the day if portland has any chance to be relevant in the near term at all they need damian. Lillard is the most important person in that franchise history being from portland. I know the history of that franchise really well. I don't even think it's a question anymore that he's better than clyde drexler. That the debate or clyde drexler but walton doesn't even deserve to be in the conversation because he wasn't healthy for more than three straight seasons. So yeah he's he's better than clyde drexler. I think i think he's established himself as a legitimate player in this league. He's i hall of famer so it'll be a really fascinating thing to to monitor in terms of the superstar names that have come out there Come out recently. He's definitely the most interesting as far as the warriors. But i did get another question about another superstar who's apparently unhappy and This is from california underscore cool new. The warriors have any interest in trading for if you were to be made available. Seems like a good fit for their system so we know that presumably is unhappy in dallas There's been reports that he is displeased with his role there that he's frustrated doesn't feel like he used being made a legitimate co-star to luca that he's more of a complementary guy which is not what he thought was happening when he went to dallas and then dallas loses to the clippers in seven games You gotta wonder if they feel like it's time for a shake-up I'm not sure that marriage with luca in zingers is really a long-term fit at all But when you look at brazil gifts I think he's one of those guys who's gonna command a trade offer that is beyond what he can bring you.
"damian lillard" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"This episode is brought to you by the nba. From the squeak of shoes on the hardwood to the tips of their fingers. It's mesmerizing dance of jaw-dropping downs heartbreaking blocks and mind-blowing steals. It's the most fantastic athletes in the world. Who make your heart beat out of your chest and make you want to jump into the screen and be right on the court with them. That's the nba. That's game don't miss the nba playoffs going on now. Welcome to warriors awkward the san francisco chronicle's nba podcast. I'm your host connor laterna. Oh and a doing by chronicle sports writer rusty simmons who has been a big help with our gold state coverage during our conversation we feel did readers pressing questions by everything from a potential damian lillard trade to jordan pool ceiling rusty. Thank you so much for joining me. Back on the podcast So a couple of weeks and were officially you know kind of in the doldrums of the off season at least for the warriors i know the nba playoffs are still going on. There's been some interesting developments in the playoffs that could potentially impact the warriors down the line and we'll we'll get into that But right now it's of the calm before the storm before a draft lottery in a couple weeks you know there's been a couple little newsy tidbits that have emerged. jaren collins. The warriors is pursuing coaching opportunities elsewhere. It's not a huge surprise given that Steve kerr said a few days before that that he was expecting changes to the coaching staff. That things were getting a little stale. If you'd asked me of the main assistant coaches which one would probably be on the move. I would've guessed jaren. Just because i knew he was really interested in moving up the ladder on the bench. And and as long. As mike brown's there he's not getting that top assistant job. So that makes sense to me. I don't think it was any actual issue internally. I think it was just sometimes. You need a change things. Get a little A little stale when you have the same group around for while And then outside of that. You know the daryl morey tweet morning getting getting fine. Seventy five k as well as seventy sixers. Getting fined seventy five k. For his tweet. That was pretty blatant. Tampering if you looked up tampering in the dictionary you would have a picture of that tweet. A he literally screen shotted an instagram. Post of steph congratulating. His brother seth was the seventy sixers on a big game and.
"damian lillard" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Nine twenty points eight rebounds and at least one block a game. It's five the other. Four are jaanus embiid current any towns and christian. Would i rather have those other guys that porzingis at this stage but nevertheless those stats worldly. Put up those other guys. So that doesn't count for the defense. It does not account for the fact that defensively as a shot. Blocker has a rim protector. Just a mobile defender. He seems to have lost quite a bit. I was just. He was just standing around the pain. Just just in this series. I saw way too many anecdotally. I saw way too. Many offensive rebounds by the clippers. Were porzingas is kind of standing there waiting for the boat. You're foot three and presumably a little bit athletic. You've got to be more active on the glass so he had that offseason meniscus surgery right and then he missed a bunch early in the season and he had some strong points during the season clearly again. The numbers are what they are almost twenty and nine blocked game okay. Statistically hitherto find observations. He often looked kind of limited and so does he just need another offseason to recover from that knee surgery. Or is he as a seven three kinda gawky movement guy as he always going to have injuries. You always going to have health issues like those are the things you don't really know and know. Is there still the. He made an all star team. At what twenty two. He's almost twenty six now is they're still the outline of an all star caliber player there. Yeah he has to stay healthy with. That's on him and conditioning. Whether that's just bad luck whether it's on the mavericks to to work with them or whatever but then there's this other element to where he seems to poudel out. He seems to be particularly happy with his role. There as the number two to luca. And lucas bowl domination. And you know whether that's a legitimate gripe or not. It's not a great sign that of of of his demeanor and his his lack of happiness there and he's untradable. I shouldn't say untradable everybody's ultimately tradeable we've seen so many bad contracts moved but not an easy to trade deal. And so your your best path forward for the mavericks. Aside from as i say maybe you find some way to to work with that cap room and upgrade the rest of the roster but when it comes to having a second star potential is still there on. The roster has not yet twenty-six yet the idea that this is just who he is and now that's that's him for the rest of his career is is is kind of ludicrous. We've already seen him. Be an all star. He has to stay healthy. He has to be fixed attitude a little bit. Maybe they need to find a better way to use him. But this is not the the final statement this this Seven game playoff series is not the final assessment of of kristaps porzingis That silly nobody in the league would say that I also would not want to be married to that contract for the next three years. I think as much as anything else. A healthy and more productive porzingas is the mavericks best path to championship level improvement. Earliest deeper playoff level improvements. I think he is the key to that right now without a draft. Pick this year and you know with the expectation that your draft capitals not going to be great in terms of where its position. Years to come porzingas. I think has got to be the guy's got to continue to take steps towards deer. Point can but. I think he had the absolutely has to for the mavs not to get on that kind of portland path. Will you have one guy doing absurd things..
"damian lillard" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Speaking in a playoff series you go with the team with the best player. Kawhi leonard is by far by far the best player in this series among paul. George donovan mitchell rudy gobert. That's not a controversial statement littered over the last couple of years has caisley vied for the mythical title of best player in the nba. If we assume that lebron is no longer the best player in the nba which had his best. Lebron still is by the way question. We just saw the last few games again. The dude compla- at an absolute mvp caliber level and be dominant at both ends of the court. In a way that donovan. Mitchell cannot in a way that rudy gobert cannot and you know. I've thought about this all season right. You and i both take turns hanging out with the The folks at the zone Sports network in utah chat with their guy. Gordon and jake and we've talked about this off and on and the thing that i've been concerned about for the jazz from the beginning is what happens if and when you go up against either. The lakers clippers. Because in one case you're dealing with the braun and anthony davis in the other case. You're dealing with paul george and kawhi leonard and i look at who the jazz have to guard those positions who is matching up against kawhi leonard. Who's like the jazz of a phenomenal team. Defense but individually. Who's knocking off. His game royce. O.'neil boy am bogdonovich. Joe ingles i seriously. Who's who like. That is a problem for them and normally the answer to that becomes that well but they can't stop our guy either. Well between coach leonard and paul george plus pesky pat beverley and terence man. Who's really active. They got a bunch of guys they can throw it donovan. Mitchell would make him less efficient and look. They've got my calling. Now they've got jordan clarkson they've got other places to go for offense but a lot depends on donovan mitchell creating for himself and his teammates and so i think the clippers have a better chance of throttling donovan mitchell than the jazz. Do of doing the same to kuwait and paul george. I think they can do an effective job against donald mitchell. Madonna mitchell has more weapons disposed luka doncic. Oh for sure donovan. mitchell is going to be looking round. he's gonna be looking around at one of the best. Three point shooting teams in the league guys. He trusts joe. Ingles clocks all the guys you mentioned who are capable of giving you fifteen to twenty on any given night. I'm confident that their offense is going to get going against a and defensively. You're right like they. Don't have the individual defenders that can match up with paul george kawai but it got that big guy in the back. That's gonna make sure that all those shots are probably gonna be jumpers. You're not going to be able to get to the paint in the same way you did against dallas. I mean dallas was basically in a two three zone in that series. That's not what utah's gonna do. I they're going to have rudy gobert. Patrolling that middle and there's no better defender interior friend in the league then go bare. So i'm i'm pretty confident. Utah's chances to win the series. I i give the clippers credit for rallying but it goes back our to like the argument..
"damian lillard" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Get the right result. Then there was the interview he did with. Chris hanes over yahoo where he came out. And said i want jason kidd to be my head coach. What was your reaction to those two damian. Lillard responses in the aftermath of the series loss was start kris with the instagram post. And i i kind of dismissed that a little just as opposed by a player. Who's just lost a series. He had no idea it's going to lose. Ms is steeped disappointment. So i kind of wrote that up now. The other part of this. I think he's being pushed. I think games being pushed by people around him whether that be agents or media whatever around him to make a pronouncement like that and i think it backfired usually on them. I think i think it's named him a little bit quite frankly and i. I think it's players are doing that nowadays. But i do think the way to do that is to go back channel where he can call neil and say. Hey i'm going to tell you who's to coach. And whatever they have that conversation it doesn't have to be in the media which in this case the suggestion of of jason kidd did not play well in very liberal portland oregon and it wouldn't play very well in a lot of places i'll tell ya not only the off the court stuff but the fact that jason. I'm not familiar with too much but it. There's not a lot of coaching resume. That would lead you to believe. He's the right after this job. I don't and i don't think the team was going to consider him anyway. To tell you the truth. But i think it ended up being a bad move for game at. I think dame does get insulted. All the time on trades free agent signings. That's the right thing to do and they do it. So i think this was just pushed out in the media too soon in really not a good move risks. Did that was pretty unusual. I'm not sure i'd ever actually seen A player make a move so publicly especially right in the wake of of removing the old coach. But there was something else. I read into that though. Dwight win dame went public saying who. He warned as his next coach to me. That said dame wants to stay like if he if he had any thoughts of asking for a trade demanding a trait waiting a couple of weeks and then doing it if any thoughts of leaving. You're not going all in with a public request for a specific coach. So do you think that's an accurate read. Can we least put that part of their off-season to the side that if nothing else. We don't know who the coach will be. We don't know what the supporting cast will be. Are they going to trade. Cj mccollum finally. Oh these other things do we. At least believe there's a pretty high degree of chance that they are not moving daimler at this point. Oh for sure i. I don't think there's any question. I'm not sure dame wants to go..
"damian lillard" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"This relationships can subscribe for the best weekly nba content. These two are capable of. What does that mean could be. The best duo. I don't see how you can beat that. They are mannix. And howard that crossover. Nba podcast chris. Maddox and howard beck. What back what a mannix getting into the second round looking forward to that clippers run against them shocking me and a lot of people with them getting past dallas in the first round. I to talk about boston to what the hell they're doing with their front office. But i think our the biggest story of this offseason so far is the future of the portland trailblazers. They just made a coaching change. They hired a new coach. And maybe there's a decision to make. When it comes to damian lillard so four that i'm going to bring into jane's does a tremendous job covering the trailblazers for nbc sports northwest and dwight. Welcome to the show. Thank you pleasure to be here. Big founded show. Well just least my part. Not how our design friday. It's you know it's it's very average. Slander slander it is slander. Let's start here. The blazers loss to denver given the circumstances around that denver missing their second best player going out in six games. You've covered portland for a long time. Like where does that. Rank among recent playoff defeats in other words. Was it more painful than some of the playoff defeats we've seen in years past. Yeah chris i think so. In this case there was no question that they believe. They're going to win that series with i mean denver's without a starting backward including joe-marie trivia player. But we'll bart newes hurt the blazers in the past.
Nuggets Eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 With 126-115 Win
"The Denver Nuggets advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a one twenty six one fifteen victory over the Portland trail Blazers Nikola jokic led the nuggets with thirty six points will reserve Mante Morris had another good game off the bench with twenty two points and nine assists as the nuggets rallied from a fourteen point second half deficit to take the series four games to two Michael Porter junior scored twenty two of his twenty six points for Denver in the first quarter Damian Lillard topped the trouble is with twenty eight points and thirteen assists while CJ McCollum added twenty one points for Portland I'm Jim Bernard
"damian lillard" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA
"Was having nightmares all night last night. Colfax i mean it's all i could see was damian lillard. The three point shot at three point shot at three point shot. It's a man it was. I remember seeing the exorcist log. Time ago that's right up there with terrifying things. Didn't it just feel like this is how this game was gonna go. It was going to be damian lillard. He's seventeen three pointers fifty. Five points at ten assists didn't feel like that the game was gonna come down to one final shot. And it was going to be damian lillard and it was going to be over and that was gonna be the headline is dame dame time in denver last night. And maybe he should be the guy we're talking about suddenly to be the mvp and that's the narrative they want because damian. Even though he's not in the lebron james steph curry you know media obsession dame still fits who the nba would like to have as their mvp meaning. He's a three point shooter the night. He's shooting a three all the time he's a. He's a conventional score. Say joker is a non-conventional score. The things that he does the moves that he makes much different than what we're used to seeing so that would have been the ideal takeover for the media this morning and it still was still was. I mean it was dame. Time wasn't enough so the nuggets weather this storm. And i think that this is something we're not talking about as much yes. Fifty five points is unreal. Yes to seventeen from three point. Line is unreal but the nuggets. Weathered that storm. It is hard to stop the bleeding especially late in game situations when a guy like dame lillard is just untouchable with basketball for you. It's why i always get so. I'm not saying defenses greatness nba. But i get so a -tated. When i hear people say well college basketball there so i like it because it's pure and don't tell that to the more majority of student athletes that are transferring to different schools But anyway it's pure and they play better defense they play. Oh it's the defense is better. No it's not better defense. It's better offense in the nba. The damian lillard had guys on colfax. He was never wide open. Never he's damian lillard. You don't allow him to be wide open. In fact there were several times where there was a hand covering his eyeballs..
"damian lillard" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Think it's at night. I don't even try to figure out how to clip getting these breaks. And we ain't get no break. Well i think it's lucas getting the breaks right because we know he's quote unquote hurt. He got three days off right there to heal his quote unquote neck injury. Right because you know what normal that. Lincoln's i'd only take pretty hard. You can't sleep in restless. Slept well last night because i resigned to the fact that like midway through the second quarter that this was over and there was no there. There's no over. We can make a comeback was like tears. Giveaway with like sunday's game was tough because we were right there. This was like we were really never ate it. When were for four minutes eight to three and i thought you had to go and even in the first the end of the first we back me. We made a ball game of it. What was twenty seven. We're only down a handful of points and like okay. I like what we the bronze gonna come back. Starting to second. You know we will get fresh lineup in there. We'll be good to go. And i'm like twenty one to to to open the second quarter score. No your lakers scored ten points in the second quarter impossibly bad. Remember this going fifteen. What was the game. One this fifteen in the third quarter skip. I'm starting to think that. Ad at this stage in age of his career versus lebrons. That he's more valuable than lebron is. I'm starting to think that you'd be starting to think wrong really i. You got two more chances to prove it but you had your biggest chance was last night like it easy. You don't because you. Oh you call them. By surprise we want to pressure could be onus. Okay well i'll give you some more pressure because my last takeaway from last night was i did not think phoenix played that great. Last night i think phoenix can play considerably better than they did last night. If you look hard this boxing okay. Look at the three point. Shooting phoenix shot thirty three percent. So it wasn't like what my spurs did to lebron twenty fourteen finals when they shot him off the floor by a record finals margin from the three point line. They shot thirty. Three percent devon booker. Two out of six which for him is extraordinary. Because he's not going to let him going early mid range in his mid range bottle last night. Okay but look at the rebounds who won the boards or we wanted to blow. What's the pat riley expression no rebounds. No rings will you got the rebound one fifty one to forty seven and big penguin. You can argue out. Played eighty two right. Yeah okay and then we look at at turnovers. It's the only place where they got you. You had sixteen. Which is not horrible. As far i had only four. So that's how they beat you. They only four. Yes right and we've been hotter in located gave that we've lost in this series. They've been hot journal. you can't skip. You can't turn the ball over and not score. Yeah and that's that's what eighty you long stretch. And they go twenty two. What do we do. Turnover turnover turnover. They go book. Bucket bucket in the game gets out of hand. So you're going to have to take better care to flip of football. Better care the basketball in situations like this but finally did they free. Throw you out of the. Gm shot the same out. Same amount say may fifteen or twenty one so it wasn't the three point shot wasn't the free throws you can argue somewhat the turnovers. Yeah but in the end they made fifty six percent of their two point shots and you made thirty five percent right and you got blown out with give if you think about it early. Although there three point percentage wasn't good but if you look at it when it mattered in the first half mikhail bridges jae crowder could miss devon booker hit and cameron payne and gave him in. Look like my well. Like i say. I don't think they mississippi three that much no impact. He might even campaign money. Be a little bit of an upgrade oversee. Three is an offensive threat. The way he's hurt where he can score. Yeah he can get. I mean he's getting to the basket gets anybody wants to. Yeah shrewder he can caruso. It doesn't matter who put on his fearless not afraid of this day. He in big bigshots. Big three land about like i said can't be playing like my colleague and i'm like but doesn't tomorrow the new well. The pressure just went through these staples roof on this one team in the basement. That is still wearing a major there waiting to play the team upstairs but the team upstairs has pressure going through the roof on it right now and i don't think they can live up to this kind of pressure on me and my morning. I had to change my shirt. I had a plain white shirt without a really bit more. Yeah you've out dark muscle you normally like. Will you sound like you're giving up giving them talk a good game. But you're not actually played say i'm our didn't show up three cases of do okay. We're gonna talk about that in just a moment. I just you know we're gonna win. You know shannon. I actually like a five over there. These timber baron. Tremendous comeback damian lillard put on all time performance last night in double overtime in a loss against the nuggets alert force both overtimes with three pointers and finished the game. With a playoff record. Twelve made threes. He is also the first player to ever fifty five points and tennessee's in a playoff game. Those numbers what is your biggest takeaway from dame's performance one of the most impressive performance. And i go back to watching basketball the long time. This is one of the greatest playoff performances. Shooting the basketball as you ever see skipping. I know steph. Curry is the greatest of all time. But if you tell me somebody else taking steph curry you got dame living okay. I'm not crying. i'm not disappointed. 'cause this kid can play shoot basketball skill. And i'm not talking about talking about little corner. Threes skip. Did you see where he was pulling up front to tie the game to get into overtime to send into double overtime him pulling up from thirty netflix. Show us a mid range shot. That's the market rolls of bread booker. Mid range shot the way he's shooting. This dude is twelve of seventeen if he got anything. Skimpy drops nine in the third another level in the fourth. Seventeen double overtime. If he'd had any teammate give admitted pain he's seventeen in nineteen point double overtime skip. Cj if mellow if anybody care to a new yorkers piled out don't them to find out half the squad yeah and they gave him anything. They win this ball game. Yeah i've never seen anything like it skipped. If i'm not mistaken up like eight or nine in the first overtime yup not boom boom kill. Twelve of seventeen from either did for that matter. Denver is up twenty two in the second quarter. I think that's what saved they got up to that big lead in dame couldn't get as normal risks because he had to keep them in the game he got hot in the second and he had to play more minutes. Maybe he wore down at the end but he's still made great passes. Mr couple come missed some easy basket but this is a great performance. Is the most points playoff history. The third most of the laws. Mj sixty three donovan. Mitchell just dropped fifty seven to get the same nuggets team last year. Here come dame comes. Back with fifty five skip. This is if teammates was to two points on one of fourteen schutte in the two overtime skill if he gets anything they this game comfortably if he gets gives he gets anything they win game and first of all. I'm not so sure it even go to a second overtime athlete enough to know the guys clutch. He's he's still did should call your because he broke up. Okay he did. The beatles. belva got paul. George step. Paul george paul george came right up bash shock. 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Trail Blazers Beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to Tie Series
"The Portland trail Blazers even their first round series with the Denver Nuggets at two games apiece with a one fifteen ninety five victory Norman Powell matched a career playoff high with twenty nine points on eleven for fifteen shooting from the field including four of four from three point range to keep this team in the series we're not gonna lose this game you know whatever I can do to make that happen I'm going to do it but there'd be aggressive and attack you know it you Tom I get the ball and make the reason I was able to do that tonight CJ McCollum added twenty one points and eight assists for Portland whose leading scorer Damian Lillard shot just one of ten from the field but did have ten assists and eight rebounds the call your kids love the nuggets in scoring with sixteen points the service will now return to Denver for game five I'm Jim Bernard
Denver Beats Portland 120-115, Goes up 2-1 in Playoff Series
"Denver asserted itself down the stretch to defeat the Blazers one twenty one fifteen good for a two games to one lead the score was tied at ninety one but the nuggets went on an eleven three run to go up one oh two ninety four with three forty nine remaining nine of those points came on three three pointers from Austin rivers this game could could bring you a lost feeling in the world yes where some is nice you can just unlock and then this game can make you feel so good about yourself too it's a beautiful game rivers went on to sink another from downtown to solidify the win and supplement the team high thirty six points from Nikola you'll catch the Blazers Damian Lillard led all scorers with thirty seven game four is Saturday in Portland I'm Bruce Morton
Jokic Scores 38, Nuggets Beat Blazers 128-109 to Even Series
"The nuggets overcame a forty two point effort from Damian Lillard and route to a one twenty eight one oh nine victory the series now stands at a game apiece the call your kids led the way for Denver with thirty eight the nuggets took a twelve point lead at the break and they were in front by as many as twenty three the rest of the way your coach was backed up by eighteen points from Michael Porter junior while Paul Millsap came off the bench to score fifteen game three is in Portland on Thursday I'm Bruce Morton
Should LeBron James have more MVP awards? Yes, but it's complicated
"All right fellas. Let's keep moving here. Big baller brand versus the king. Wanna talk about this game last night so lamelo basically saying to us. I mentioned this yesterday. That it's just another game playing lebron and as for lebron. It was just another day in the office. Thirty seven eighty six became then talked about a potential fifth. Mvp award lebron running or here my name of some of the best basketball players in the league this year again. it would mean a lot At my age What i'm able to do what i've been doing this whole season You know what our brains at a table every single night on both sides of the floor. it would mean a unbelievable thing for me personally. Is my career so to see what a chips may. Kyle kuzma reiterating. That sediment saying you should want eight or nine guys. We haven't had this conversation in a while. The last time i asked you max i think you had. Joel embiid as your guy. So where are you now. Who do you think's the biggest threat to lebron for. Mvp i used to be very clear. Lebron's the mvp. This moment and beat has now missed too much time. And he's presently hurt. Lebron is the mvp of the league at this moment. The easy answer to who's the biggest threat is james harden. He's playing the best basketball of his career. And that's really saying something and kyrie's been great and have been other great james harden you watch him now. You're watching basketball. Genius like the combination of scoring from anywhere on the floor at historically elite levels combined with the kind of court vision and unselfishness and setting up his teammates that he has shown in brooklyn in the service of winning has been remarkable however pardon also miss time in the beginning of the season because he won on the team. He's on the rockets and he was forcing his way off the rockets. So let me make a suggestion here. I considered yokich best offensive player in the league this year. I think stephen the biggest threat to lebron james. Mvp is damian. Lillard damian lillard a man that you have sat up here right in that spot and apologized to on. I take on this show for ignoring we. We all know him in apology. Dropped thirty six last night. Is he has a colt. Euro kind of status in the nba. Everyone loves this guy used the most clutch player in the league. That is you nets like unanimous consensus that please if not most clutch player damian lillard. He's averaging thirty points a night with assist everything you want. He has taken team decimated by injury destroyed by injury no mccollum until recently and their fourth in the western conference the fourth best record tied for fourth best in the western conference. He's the sentimental favourite. He's playing mvp level. He's shown leadership we all know he has not been recognized. Enough hardens miss time with his team and beads now hurt that you look at each candidate on other teams and lillard is at least as good as any of them. I think he's the biggest lebron's the mvp lillard is biggest threat.
Lillard scores 50, Blazers rally past Pelicans 125-124
"Guys see this damian. Lillard scored fifty the trailblazers rally past the pelicans. One twenty five one twenty four so dame hits the game winning free throw time. That gave him fifty. Zion then missed a shot at the end. The blazers rallied to beat the pelicans of the fifty points dame scored twenty of them in the fourth quarter wealth career fifty point game time lebron james the fourth most since the nba aba merger. Pelicans have eleven losses. Now in leading by double digits six loss when leading by at least fifteen points but tame lillard is a show. You just have to make sure you're up late enough to see you will never get the recognition that he deserves until he leaves porton.
'New Legacy,' New Lola: Why 'Space Jam' wanted to do better by one Tune
"On on the new space Jam Way Got lots more information on the new space camp film called Space Jam. A new Legacy film stars LeBron James playing himself who has a young son Dong, who wants to become a game developer. They get trapped in a digital world by a rogue A I. And it's upto LeBron Bugs Bunny and the rest of the tune squad to get them out of there against the evil goon squad. It has also been reported that Space Jam, too, will have a slew of N B A and W NBA stars including Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis, Clay Thompson and Shinobu McKay. He also got a first look at the re imagines, Lola Bunny, filmmaker Malcolm Lee told Entertainment Weekly about the re fresh quote. It's important to reflect the authenticity of strong capable female characters also said that this film is a better movie than space jam. All right, let's go. Better than the original space jam. That is a lofty goal. I believe it when I see it. LeBron James, though, is not even on the best team in the NBA right now. As of right now, that title goes to the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are 27 9 on the season. The next best teams in the league have 24 wins, so it was probably odd for them, at least when the two jazz players who are reserved for the NBA All Star game, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were picked dead last in the All Star draft by team captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant. James said it was because he never played as the Utah jazz and video games when he was younger. No shade. Though the Jazz is most recent game was a lost, however, to the Philadelphia 70. Sixers and things got heated on the court. Mitchell was injected with 30.5 seconds left in overtime. He smashed a cooler as he left the court. Both he and go bear had words for what they thought was bad officiating in that loss. They were then each fined for being critical of the rest. Mitchell $25,000 and go bare $20,000. All the drama. Remember when artist said today? Oh god. McKay was in Space Jam. She's also in this Ah, conversation with Rudy Gobert, as he reflects on the season and his legacy. First of all, we have a great group of guys. You know, Like, Like I just said, when you have a group of a guy that's willing to sacrifice for one another and do all the little things to make each other better. You know, your team just go from here to here and, you know, obviously we have a lot of talent We have. Ah, Very good coach. We were pushing staff and I think we were very dumping a team up with both hands. You know, we still got ourselves. We still think that we are defensive team. You know, I'll just friends is gonna be what separates us from being good for being great. And we just don't embrace it. You know, we have. Ah, Wei have another talent and a lot of guys that can step up for a minute. When it comes to your
Houston Rockets trade James Harden to Brooklyn Nets
"Houston Rockets were a part of 14 trade Decide to scuttle star James Harden sent to the Brooklyn Nets. Houston gets four first round picks three unprotected from the Nets and one from the Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as Victor Oladipo from the Pacers. Cleveland lands Jared Allen and Indiana gets Caris Levert on the court. The Nets beat the Knicks won 16 to 109. It was the Lakers topping the thunder 1 28 99 L. A. No league best 10 and three and a perfect seven on the road Clippers over the publicans 1 11 106 Damian Lillard goes for 40 on the Trail Blazers 1 30 to 1 26 1 over the King's bucks Beat the Pistons. 1 10 11 young assistant Ikuko triple Double 22 points. 10 boards. 10 assists. Maverick over the Hornets, one of 4 93 Luca Dodge. It's near triple double for Dad was 34 points. 13 rebounds, nine assists, Grizzlies topped the Timberwolves won 18 107 college basketball
Houston Rockets trade James Harden to Brooklyn Nets
"Where the Houston Rockets were a part of a Florentine trade that sought to scribble star James Harden sent to the Brooklyn Nets. Houston gets four first round picks. Re unprotected and an additional pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Victor Oladipo from the Pacers. Also going to Houston, Cleveland lands Jared Allen and Indiana gets caress Laverne on the court the Nets while waiting for James Harden, you arrived beat the Knicks won 16 to 109 Lakers over the thunder 1 28 99 l A Now 10 and 37 No. One road this year, Clippers topped the pelicans. 1 11 1 of six. Damian Lillard goes for 40 points. The Trailblazers over the King's 1, 30 to 1 26 bucks Beat the Pistons 1 10 101 Mavericks Down the Hornets. One of 4 93 Luca dodgy near triple Double for Dallas. 34 points. 13 rebounds, nine assists. Grizzly top. The Timberwolves won 18 to 107 opening night The
Coby White Scores 21 As Chicago Bulls Rally To Beat Trail Blazers
"Kobe white scores. Twenty one and the bull's rally to beat the blazers won eleven one away. They were down twenty but they came back What's the big takeaway well skates. I only got one thing for you. The polls are hitting me win of the year the first twenty point comeback in the nba. This season i saw some highlights from the clippers versus the spurs. They're talking could they be the first team to pull off a twenty point comeback. No they can't but the bulls did as a crazy game. What a night. In the kirby household bowls blazoned on the deck owl's blazers on deck election results trickling in on the computer a luxurious matchup out there red and black both teams january five going down in history. But this was a weird one. I said the bulls gave up a twenty point. Lead thirty nine point eight three pointers in the first quarter. Blazers look like they on fire. It looked like it was going to be sad. Trey kerby coming in on the show today. But i had the faith skeets i said. Just stick around the comeback bulls. We'll take care of this. And somehow they did a billy donovan has gotten something. Out of zach levine. Feels a little bit different. He was out there over passing the ball in the first half of the game but kept getting teammates involved. This ended up being a really nice team win. The bulls had so many guys in double figures. They ended up with seven players in double figures. Everybody was doing something everybody was bored in. This was a fun game to watch like. I said the balls have this huge comeback being a dagger three under a minute left. I'm upstairs everybody else in the house asleep. I'm just jealous like this back in my arms against each other legendary stuff damian. Lillard basically didn't make a shot in the second half did make the one that was most important knockdown down that three from the right wing. The purest swish. You could ever hope to see if you're damian lillard but this was just was just exciting man. I was going nuts in the