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"damian lillard westbrook" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Make your free throws doesn't mean you're GonNa win gains as proven by the signs because or thirty, three and thirty nine but they're about to go into the NBA record books as the highest free throw percentage team in the history of the League. So despite this obscure record doesn't always result in wins. They are shooting now nearly ninety two percent as a team in the bubble, which is by far number one out of all twenty two teams L. looking at the defensive side of the ball their third in defensive rating at one hundred, seven, point, four, five. So per one hundred possessions they give up give up about one, hundred, seven points. Out of the twenty, two teams. They're second in rebounding at forty seven point four per game and their first in second chance points allowed and tied for fourth with fewer turnovers so. Simple as that in winning games, rebound the ball at high percentage don't allow second chance points because those kill you don't turn over the ball which. which the sons have done a great job of preventing so. Yeah basketball. It can be a very complicated game but at the end of the day, rebound the ball. And don't turn it over and the sons have done a great job of protecting the ball getting rebounds in scoring at a high level very efficiently. Just looking at their three point percentage along with the number one number. Sorry number two field goal percentage in the bubble. So kudos Devon Booker and the sunset of finally proven that. He can win moving on and this is where we get into the booker. Files Aka the Devon Booker Fan Club. Only member me, Nick Robin and. Devon Booker not only looks like he could be the Jonas brother, but the guy can straight out ball. I did a little bit compare it player comparison to active greats. So, booker in comparison to Damian Lillard. Westbrook James hearted and Steph Curry after age twenty, three season. Booker ranks. First, in points per game, he second field goal percentage only point. Oh, two percentage behind steph curry. Free throw percentage, verse an assist I pretty impressive for guys like James Harden, who ends up and Russell Westbrook who will both go on into their career to lead the league in assists. Booker has shown that he's a better playmaker than both of them. At this stage in his career. And now looking at the postseason problem that. A lot of critics point out. To Booker. So curry not even make us first post-season until he was four years old. Players and teams take time to develop look at curry. Now, he's a three time champion five consecutive appearances. And again, did not make the postseason until he was twenty four. Booker. Has. Had to say a tough. Organization situation would be an. He's now on his fifth head coach four years and sits Mike Dantonio left in two thousand eight the suns have gone through eight head coaches. That's fairly one every one and a half seasons. And then to begin the season eight and how to twenty five game suspension. So that did take a hit at their record. and. Now looking in comparison booker is an up and coming demon loaded except he's six five, both have outrageous range in confidence lintel just rip it from thirty feet plus. And then team success booker's had less weapons than Lillard, blazers who had a Marcus Aldridge early on in his career. Wesley Matthews. Niccolo a tomb. And more stability from an organization standpoint Terry. STOTTS. As is the only head coach Lillard has ever known his professional career. And looking this. This could be the start of a great rivalry in the Pacific Northwest Division Booker's son's verse Lillard Lasers. And both these players throughout their career never got enough dues. However, Lillard is getting his now as he looks to be the presumptive bubble. MVP. So it took a little while to get. Is respect from the other players in the league. But as we've seen especially now on the bubble, people are starting to look at Damian. Lillard as one of the best players in the League Hensley, a top five player in the NBA and back to the comparison to a lot of these players of James Harden. I mean I started off his career in Oklahoma City with durant and Westbrook was able to get some playoff success under his belt making a finals early on same goes to Westbrook a teammate of harden and then purry as we looked at. Took a little bit large develop especially the team around him. And Book Your Situation I think it has lots to do with the organization, which is a poorly ran organization right now and I think. With appeases they've accumulated they're going to continue to get better over these next couple of years so I. Think it's too harsh to judge booker right now the guy's only twenty, three years old he's already in his fifth year in the NBA. Guy Tackling still being college at twenty three years old. It'd be it'd be an old senior, but he could still be in college. So how do the sons get into the playoffs? As I mentioned, they have the remaining playing dinners are the Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs, sons, and Blazers the blazers hold a half game lead over the other three mentioned teams. But the sense again, all they need is to beat Dallas on Thursday have either the Blazers lose against Brooklyn or Memphis lose against Milwaukee. So they still not a control, their own destiny, but all they need to do is go out and win one more game and that brings me to booker's quoted the day. From. Polio getty from the ringer he tweeted. Start quote we didn't come Sammy wanted to win eight games row. We said we wanted to win one game beat times, and that's what the sense of done. There's seven no going for win number eight against the Dallas Mavericks and Luca Danni will get into later on in this episode when we look at all seating NBA team. And after this break, we're gonNA talk about dame dollars revenge to her what he's done over the last couple of games and you'll take a look. Something that only him and will.
"damian lillard westbrook" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"A Romanian Red seas. And so they feel like there's not so it evens out, yeah. Who Do you think ultimately? was. The superstar drive in this the hardest. To have the bubble Comeback Lebron Chris. What was your probable both sure we? We knew Ross to allow. He made it. He made that declaration early on process they they understood when you Chris Ball bronze is even Lebron's as not appoint executive committee. Does have powers way. I'll put it all. Whenever it was that superstar call adding was yeah Ron. Chris Paul Wyler Damian Lillard. Westbrook in Africa. Who Else Steph Curry? They all set like we gotta make this work. We gotta go out there and play and the bill. Can you imagine like say? Fate a place said we'RE NOT GONNA we're not we're not. Risking our lives not say right. been owners for Liam. will opt out of that. Shoe. They still might anyways. But if they opted out then, they were saying you know what. Cost us. You know millions of billions of dollars by not coming out. We have to factor that into these young. So I think the players looked at batted felt when I say players on the superstock players they lifted to that and saying you know if they can. promised us. They give us safety measures as off over. There is an office. That call was the most positive moment of this whole last four months. When 'cause as kind of I'd been Kinda waiting for? This is going to happen the superstars after kind of drive it a little bit. I thought the dynamic of who is on the call was really interesting. And the fact that dame was on the call. for variety of reasons was really interesting. You've I mean you were kind. How old how old was he when you started covering him? See a rookie or we were you there when he's working on all, speak writer. Yeah, so you've watched him evolve over the last. Eight years. When did you feel like he was an actual franchise superstar? This was a guy. You could build a fifty win playoff team around. Man. I knew he was special. He came into summer. League and I know assembly came to summary. Dominate. That performs better dominated that whole outing a lot knew it was sometime essential, but back then he was still today. The that's when it started to slowly become a point guard leap. That's when applied guards were even nationals at his. At his peak at the point yet, land. Sally he was with the Lakers up resigned with the Lakers funny day, because they missile when an interesting mass I game of Steve Nashes Oh your career and there was dame's first game. and He Egypt seed Nasl the need need. CENEX never recovered that was. kind of went off the top right there, but it was just A. Door put does out the I. Didn't I didn't think she would climb up so that category, but to see him. Wall will work is all. You know he's trading. This can agent with San Antonio. More Leeway ovation and he's just. I told you I'm honest I. See this come. I thought he'd be good at maybe make also, too, but you know he's definitely up there somebody that I. consider you know as debating who's the top? The most people say that, but. For the League. The League really evolved in his favor. which you know, you'd think like by his second year two thousand thirteen fourteen season. That's when the threes really started to kick in and I remember I found this old email. We had a GRANTLAND MBA preview email. We'd done this whole for our meeting about topics. We wanted to write about before the start of the season, and this is before the two thousand fourteen season. And one of the one of the angles that has the was like are three's going to ruin basketball. And at the. Probably actually even wrote the peace because you kind of feel things shifting where it's like, wait a second. Are these are these teams going to be shooting thirty? Three's a game. This where this is going that that seems crazy. And, obviously that not only is, that would happen, but it's what happened. You know on steroids and for somebody like Damon Perfect, but I always thought the whole lamarcus dame thing was so fascinating to watch from afar. Where for whatever reason lamarcus? It, it was like the Classic Movie poster. lamarcus didn't Kinda WanNA, except that both faces should be the same size on the poster. He had that thing like. This is Kinda my team. I'm not in. You could feel the dame thing come in. Why do you think he didn't accept that? This was like the perfect guy to play with. A Marcus is a guy who You know he he felt he was under. Appreciated is whole. Time there, PORTLAND? When he came in the team was Brandon Roy's. boy! They tried to annoy great odor. Brad Face and so he always felt like he was being dismissed S O. lamarcus. You know he didn't really mind with the. With the cultural. Diversity right here. He he didn't get out much. And nothing to like dame is just like. No Ego now I think some people have an ego to a certain extent, but I'm talking about. His Eagle is not to the point where he feels like he's above. Anyone else and so. I remember there would be situations. Like the last years of work is being. Played Two years ago believe. Marxism right now I. Think. It was yeah it was. It was three. I think three play three. So, there would be situations aware..
"damian lillard westbrook" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Her voice. You just heard for a radio audience joy. How are you? That was wild. Great game. That's one of the best playoff games. I can ever remember a series of that that data is the best playoff game. I've watched almost felt like Golden State and LeBron kyri hitting the shot. I was just completely riveted. So let's start with their listen. I'm not going to bring out the hammer on Westbrook today. What's the point? Why be mean-spirited? I'm not a bully that game wasn't about Westbrook. I game was about Damian Lillard that the series was about Damian Lillard Westbrook. Got you to the series just like movie stars gets into the theater, and then you watch the movie and you realize there's a new movie star. It's official Damian Lillard has moved himself in to the top four elite point guards in the league. I'd call them the killers Steph, Hardin Lillard and Kyrie pay are the killers. You don't want the ball near their hand with a minute left Westbrook. Okay. I'll be a jerk. Once he is the momentum killer that final sequence Oklahoma City had this game on it was going back to the midwest. The final sequences what just drives me crazy Paul George was absolutely on fire fourteen of twenty shots. If it wasn't for Lillard amazing series. Paul was it was a Paul Damian series and Westbrook had the ball. And you'd think you'd want to get it to the. Hottest guy in the world, not named Damian Lillard. And here's what transpired. Clock clock Westbrook. Forced rolls off rebounded faith in type Daime will bring it up. The former thirteen we want the last David clears midpoint is eleven tied at one fifteen proud rising to the feet George roller Lillard spread floor lunar reporting seven working down the two to three. Series. Unbelievable. Again, this is not about hammering Westbrook. I said it yesterday. He's a relentless talent uneven a little stubborn for me. But he's moving away from the current game. Lillard is an amazing talent who's moving toward it that final sequence one guy put on a nineteen ninety five move trying to draw the foul. The other guy pulled up and nailed a thirty seven footer. It's the way the world works. You can still defend Westbrook. Hell of a talent you can still idolize him by his jersey. I get it. He's fun. He got us all into this series. He got us into the theater. I watch him constantly Westbrook gets me to the theater. But once I watched the movie, I like, the new young movie star the twenty eight year old who went to Weaver state who's up in the northwest. He's the new movie star. He's a killer, by the way, I can put up the stats and the numbers it was lopsided one guy ever thirty three a game on average twenty to one shot. Forty six percent. One shot thirty six Westbrook had. A minus forty three in this series Lillard ETA plus fifty five again, there's no reason to drop the hammer. No reason to bag on the old movie star. I just like the new one I just like the new one last night. Listen westbrook. Got his triple double. He's he's he's a monster. He's at triple double monster. He's an athletic tornado. He's unbelievably relentless..
"damian lillard westbrook" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Her voice. You just heard for a radio audience joy. How are you that was wild gray game? That's one of the best playoff games. I can ever. Remember? I seriously that that data is the best playoff game. I've watch almost felt like Golden State and LeBron kyri hitting the shot. I was just completely riveted. So let's start with their listen. I'm not going to bring out the hammer on Westbrook today. What's the point? Why be mean-spirited? I'm not a bully that game wasn't about Westbrook game was about Damian Lillard that the series was about Damian Lillard Westbrook. Got your to the series just like movie stars gets into the theater, and then you watch the movie and you realize there's a new movie star. It's official Damian Lillard has moved himself in to the top four elite point guards in the league. I'd call them the killers Steph, Hardin Lillard and Kyrie pay are the killers. You don't want the ball near their hand with a minute left Westbrook. Okay. I'll be a jerk. Once he is the momentum killer that final sequence Oklahoma City had this game on it was going back to the mid west the final sequences. What just drives me crazy Paul George was absolutely on fire fourteen of twenty shots. If it wasn't for Lillard. Amazing series. Paul was it was Paul verse Damian series and Westbrook had the ball. And you'd think you'd want to get it to the hottest guy in the world, not named Damian Lillard. And here's what transpired. Shot clock and gave black Westbrook. Another lai-ha. I mean do forced up percent Rozov rebound a tape unify ballgame Daime, we'll bring it up before our team. We want the last data clears midpoint. He's gone eleven tied at one fifteen proud rising defeat George role defense Lillard spread floor muehler reporting seven working down to two to one three. Series of walk off, very problem. Unbelievable. Again, this is not about hammering Westbrook. I said it yesterday. He's a relentless talent uneven a little stubborn for me. But he's moving away from the current game. Lillard is an amazing talent who's moving toward it that final sequence one guy put on a nineteen ninety-five move trying to draw the foul. The other guy pulled up and nailed a thirty seven footer. It's the way the world works. You can still defend Westbrook. Hell of a talent you can still idolize him by his jersey. I get it. He's fun. He got us all into this series. He got us into the theater. I watch him constantly Westbrook gets me to the theater. But once I watched the movie, I like, the new young movie star the twenty eight year old who went to Weeber state who's up in the northwest. He's the new movie star. He's a killer, by the way, I can put up the stats and the numbers. It was lopsided one guy. Thirty three a game on average twenty to one shot. Forty six percent. One shot thirty six Westbrook had. Minus forty-three in this series Lillard at plus fifty five again, there's no reason to drop the hammer. No reason to bag on the old movie star. I just like the new one I just like the new one last night. Listen westbrook. Got his triple double. He's a he's he's a monster. He's a triple double monster. He's an athletic tornado. He's unbelievably relentless..
"damian lillard westbrook" Discussed on WEEI
"Here's Avon Shandor. So interesting question that came about round Russell Westbrook. It's just how do you deal with this guy right now? And I don't mean as far as berry Trammell who God bless that man. It's probably trying to get a question to answer as we speak. But I mean more so as what's the conversation like I feel it's easy with Dan Willard. I do I feel the conversation with Damian Lillard this season is that for those who aren't familiar or aren't as familiar, maybe as you should be with the guy who has consistently atop seven talents in the NBA year in year out a superstar in a league that is run and just constantly par propped up. With superstars and there aren't many months you. He is one that stands out with his game play. And really the fact that there is nothing else outside of it. He's rapper. We know that. But there's no drama. There's nothing negative. There's no real cloud that hangs over Damian Lillard, except can he advanced the postseason, and when you go up against Russell Westbrook. Head to head the job that he has done defensively more. So maybe than even offensive -ly on Russell head to head has been outstanding. Because Russell Westbrook at times has looked like he's forgotten how to score Damian Lillard on the other hand has not and this series is over it was one that really was in the hands of the of the thunder here, we thought at least I did. And I know a lot of people and social media agree with me that this thing was heading back to Oklahoma City that there was a legit shot at a game six where you never knew if it was Paul George or just. Russell Westbrook himself just getting back to Oklahoma City could be enough to force the game seven you start to talk about what happened last year. Granted you're not swept out of the playoffs, but still another disappointing exit for Portland. And no, are you really gonna lose two straight here. And which your season comes to an end. Instead, it was the thunder really handing the ball over Paul George with terrible turnover with just over a minute left and Russell Westbrook with with fouls. It's herned into an implosion, and that implosion open the door because far too often in sports when you see a crazy result that you're about to hear Damian Lillard taking matters into his own hands. And for the second time in his career ending a series. It's going to be the same. When you see this ending tonight, however is fits in single overtime or quadruple overtime between the sharks? And the nights. There's always going to be. This omediate sports talk sports TV reaction, which is did team a win or did team be lose? And then you're asked to in. Maybe there's a poll up, and you go back and forth, and you kill an hour on that you take some phone calls and you move on. Your Pat yourself on the back and say great show. Great show. Well, the reality is that that's not always the case. And I think far too often the middle ground is lost far too often. The meat of the story line is lost. Because we look at the end result. Hey, Damian Lillard three pointer one eighteen one fifteen cents. Okay. See home blazers one or what a one fifteen terrible turnover. Bad fouls. What the hell thunder doing? They lost. It. The reality is that it's a combination. The combination is simple. The thunder were doing a lot of what we've seen from them in losses, which is finding ways to open up a door or. Or just not getting around the stranglehold that Damian Lillard was putting defensively on Russell Westbrook. And that was a problem. It was a problem for Paul Pierce partner. Paul pierce? It was a problem for Paul George. It was a problem for anyone else on that team will not floor where there was such a reliance on Russell Westbrook to just pull them out of a hole. But the problem was that Westbrook himself was putting his team in a hole, and that's the difficult conversation that surrounds Westbrook. With the talent the numbers he puts up and just failing to really do anything at shandra show on Twitter, eight hundred seven seven seven two nine zero seven I maintain this is the year of Lillard. It is the year of Damian Lillard. Once again, we see an amazing performance. Paul George puts his team up with forty seconds left. It's Lillard after a time out. They don't waste much time. I'd you after a timeout Lillard gets to the right? Big shot there. It's tied. And at this point Russell Westbrook. This is the drama that we all ask for in this series tie ballgame. Westbrook, Lillard go back and forth. Somebody having opportunity to win this game. And in some cases, in this case specifically for Portland if in fact Lillard knocks down that shot series is over because it's tied. And this is the closing collapsing moment for Portland on the other hand. It's that final second. It's that final second of life, and which you can extend the navy get that second win and even survive, but you need to hit a shot. So who better than Russell Westbrook, and who better than Damian Lillard Westbrook? Couldn't do it. Westbrook. Had the opportunity ball in hand. They could've kept it. Now granted they wouldn't have been able to hold out the entire clock. But they they would have been able to keep it instead instead with no time left on the floor buzzer. Beater series ender, courtesy the blazers radio network. This is Damian Lillard ending things..
"damian lillard westbrook" Discussed on Full Court Press
"The all these eyeballs on him watching him. You is a massive trade that had a lot of the lissi around it. He really did. Almost nothing game. One. He was more present in game two, but I'm still a little bit scratching my head on if I may be it's he's not sure what is actual role is. But he looks a little bit overwhelmed by the moment and game one and two any observation you. You see at all like that. Or is it differently? I just think it's got to acknowledge that he's in a tough spot like not to not to excuse that I meant he'd no-show in those games. But it's it's an easy position to no-show show in when you're the fifth guy, particularly amongst those other four personalities in the Sixers starting lineup. Like, it's it's it's tough. They need to find. I think that's a Brett Brown thing though, you need to find ways to call play for him get him going early on in. So as to keep him engaged. So he can give you something in a high leverage moment, it was disappointing to see those where he's he's just disappearing and I think Jimmy Butler can be better at he is he's a cognitive player out there in when and where I need to get my teammates going. But what I think we saw in the first game. Was there just falling down by so much that he was like all right? I just gotta take this over myself to ice. Isolate and create and just get some it. So we stay in this game. And then and then in the second game like yes, Hairston do a lot again. But it also kind of got the game that game became a blowout. So I do think you'll see from Brett Brown more assertiveness pro hopefully, not just from prep around but his teammates to to get Tobias going. But because you because he's weapon I mean that that's what we talked about. The most dynamic talented starting five in the Eastern Conference probably up there with Golden State like you need to use all five of them you need to you need to share the bonding to find a way to get them going. So we'll see let's put a pin in that for for what happens in games three and four once they go home where the Sixers are it lot better of a team this year. They they have had a lot more success at home than having the road. I just did want to like include something because I thought it was a good point on on care slivered and Dinwiddie and deal. Those all three of those players are. Elite straight line drivers isolators, and I'm with you that carrots that cares liver doesn't have the same distributing abilities. And I did see that clip that you put up there on Twitter, Glenn where he missed him. But at the same time, if I'm Kenny Atkinson, I'm just telling I'm telling the Vert to be decisive right away and take advantage and get all the way to the rim. And because you don't want him to you don't want the ball stop in. But you also don't want to take away from his from his isolation abilities. Like that is how they keep pace authencity with Philly is by getting everything they cannot have Russell getting everything they cannot Dinwiddie and getting everything they cannot avert all three of those guys were top forty isolators in the NBA in in points per possession and Spencer Dinwiddie, particularly had just nasty stats in isolation. I mean, he's like he's up there. It's of guys who had two hundred and fifty isolation possessions. Do you only two players in the NBA who are more effective were James harden and Kevin Durant than? Unspent deputies ahead of tomorrow's in the Braun Janas sepia three Paul, George Damian. Lillard westbrook. Like, he is an elite isolated and Russell. And and Levert are also really good at it. So I I don't know. I I would push back on the idea of using Napier. Like, he he I agree. He's a smarter player. But he also has he's just not as much of a needle mover as I think we saw in game one what Lavertu can be in those situations. Does that make sense? It makes sense. I'm not saying liberal. It can't be successful Liberte could just break down the Philly defense. And when that's happening, it's fine..
"damian lillard westbrook" Discussed on High Noon
"Serves announcement. If you watch the video you just ask now, I'm not saying I'm gonna watch it. I just think that the video should be made public. So that we can judge for ourselves. Should we choose to do? So this week. I'm not involved in this twenty journalists journalists demand that in the entrance. That's fine. Are you going to watch? Are they're going to be like. Are you going to find out? The truth must be the lantern that I follow into the darkness. And so. Yeah. Probably first name though. Russell Westbrook Lemani Russ envy. Thunder are now down oh into the blazers after Damon CJ McCollum both when tremendously off last night, and let's start by reviewing what happened on January twenty second when the Damian Lillard Westbrook few. We got started. Four. And in turn into this. Then the busting condos lips power dynamic were boas this feud. Proceeds and this was so much of it was fun last night. What do you make of this individual one on one rivalry at this? I mean, there's a position between these two players that is kind of staggering which is day Lillard. Really good issue. Russell westbrook. Not so much right now since that has happened by the way to twenty nine boys day little scored last night. Those are the few was he scored in four games since then like apparently he took that personally in way to turn this back around for Westberg. But if he Westbrook takes this as a personal rivalry the thunder will lose. Yes. Russell Westbrook getting really animated getting really energetic and invested in a feud. We saw this happened was last year with Ricky Rubio, we got like four thousand the first half, and they're playing the jazz a stable. Russell Westbrook is the best Russell Westbrook. But Damian Lillard man, he's feeling himself. Right. He is now six of nine from twenty eight feet or further in this series is that's three times as many as Steph. Curry has so Dame Lillard right now is establishing that he wants to be regarded as better than you, very very talented and very angry. Russell was there was a sequence at the end of the third quarter toward the end of the third quarter of Russ came down and missed one Dame Clapton his face. They cut back. The other way date lily hit his shot from Eugene wherever the hell he was standing in right then..