17 Burst results for "Damian Lower"
"damian lower" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"This is something I'm surprised I haven't seen discussed as much if Ben Simmons is not going to get traded to the Brooklyn Nets for James Harden. I think he'd be the ideal guy to play off a Damian lower. What if Chris to your idea and I'll ask it escalated a level from Jeremy grant? What if Portland took all those assets and expiring contracts and all that they acquired and went to Philadelphia and said, what do you want for Simmons? Off limit, but everything else on a roster is in play. That would be more interesting to me because I think that is the best role for Ben Simmons as a screener roller secondary playmaker. I think his defensive ability would help cover up for Lillard who's obviously elite offensively, not quite as good on the defensive end. I like that part of it if there were an asset play where you're gonna be aggressive and try to keep Damian Lillard happy and bringing a veteran to help him win games. Yeah, I would think about going to the same. Yeah, but I think saying to Philadelphia that everything else is in play, but Damian Lillard is like going to the used car lot and saying, see that new Mercedes? You can't have that, but there's a whole bunch of Toyota corollas around here. You can get for whatever you want. Just based on what the corolla slander, my gosh. Sorry Howard. I'm still stuck. I'm still stuck on Howard believing that first round exits are great. Like the experience of David a little bit of game winners all by himself is awesome. It's about the journey, Chris. It's about the journey sucks. I just don't think it's enough for Philadelphia based on how Daryl morey has been operating. I don't believe that that's going to be enough. That's why, at least the guy get a guy like grant, Anthony Simon is good, like he is a very, very good player. So you hope that next year he takes yet another step in his career and all of a sudden, little that Simon, it's grant and then maybe you can make another deal that brings somebody else in, but just kind of sitting back with all your cap space. I'm not sure what Damien looks supposed to think of that Howard X is just mannix is just bitter that his long hoped for CJ McCollum Ben Simmons swap is never going to come to pass now. So can we just turn this to the other side of it real quick, riot? Because I'm curious about the pelicans. Obviously, the blazers are of more intrigue and a lot of ways because of dame. And with the pelicans, as long as Zion's not playing, it's just hard to get too excited about whatever they're doing. But let's talk about whatever it is they're doing because CJ McCollum is what 30 on a decent sized contract. They've got Ingram. They've got valence units. They've got Zion somewhere. It's the right move at the right time. I understand like there's pressure and there's urgency and they need to start showing progress is this the right move at the right time for that team? Yeah, I think New Orleans, it's consistent with what they've done going back to the off season. They were really aggressive. I did not love the moves they made, letting Lonzo Ball go to the bulls, doing the sign in trade, with Charlotte for devonte Graham. I thought they were too light in the back court. And I think the results over the first 55 or so games prove that..
"damian lower" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"I'm completely out of silver linings. And none of them are all that so far. The blazers traded a couple of first round picks with Trevor ariza to get Robert Covington. The Lakers traded Gary Trent junior and Robert and roddy hood to get Norman Powell. The blazers, the blazers. What did I say? I think you said the Lake. Did I? Oh, I'm going to set a blanket. I get it. I don't wear your bra. My brain's been spinning lately. But to get this return. Yeah. Like blazers fans have got to be flipping tables right now. They've got to just be losing their and I've seen a few Portland people on Twitter and stuff and been trying to push back and say, basically what you're saying like, well, but there's this, there's that and all that it may be could turn into something down the line, but I think the general consensus around Twitter and around the NBA is you couldn't have got something better. You couldn't even get a first out of this after giving up all those first to get these guys everything like that's really the best you could get. So this is not a good day. I think for the Portland Trail version, you mentioned 28 GM, several of which that are probably throwing things. Is one of the people who are throwing things right now. Damian Lillard. Yes, so that one's a little tougher, right? I mean, maybe he could be. It gave me a little may also be taking the approach of I don't and I say this in the most respectful way possible. I don't really care what was going on the rest of this year. And Simon's is, that's fine. He's going to be the Powell guy, because I think games smart enough to know. We can't play all of us all the time. I think his approach will probably be what's next. And my guess is if you're Joe cronin, you're sitting down with Chauncey billups, Damian Lillard. Maybe CJ McCollum, that'll tell us a lot about what his future would be in Portland and just kind of map and out. Here's where I think we make it. And that's what you're trying to do now going forward is. Hey, I think we, yo, here's what we may do. And what column's not part of that? Maybe it's because he's not part of that future. But yeah, we just talk maybe last show. Might have been the show before about cronin basics saying, yeah, we can't tear it down. That's not who we are. Like we're not going to do that. So I think that becomes a point with Damon Lillard of, hey, we're just trying to build we're trying to rebuild around you and get us right back into the mix here. So yeah, my guess is Damian lower probably is looking at it with just a explain to me what's next. Let's see where we're going. But the important thing is, it's all well and good to lay out a plan here on February 4th to Damian Lillard. It's can you execute it between now and next Thursday? And then at the draft, then free agency and all that stuff..
"damian lower" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Look at what they did last year, right they kind of had the season from hell and bottomed it out, ended up with the fourth pick, got Scotty Barnes, basically then retained a lot of their guys, brought some of some of the same guys back and now they're looking pretty good. They're a team that's going to be competing for one of those final playoff spots in the east. So you could get right back to where you were if you're Portland without really a whole lot of pain. Now Damian Lillard has long been rumored to be the target in a Ben Simmons trade for Daryl morey in the 76ers. Does this change anything in that negotiation and that whole dynamic Damian Lillard now probably I mean, he's going to be on the shelf through the trade deadline. What does this mean for the 76ers their pursuit of Lillard, a potential Ben Simmons trade? What happens now with those two teams? Yeah, I would hope it doesn't change anything from Philadelphia side. If you really felt like, hey, we can get Damian Lillard. We want Damian Lillard. Still go get them because the zero you get from him over the next 6 to 8 weeks equals the exact same zero you're going to get that. So why not, right? And especially if you feel like, hey, this surgery is going to correct whatever's wrong with that Damian lower. This is going to get him back to being the guy that he used to be. I mean, let's face it, he's had kind of a rough year. This was obviously bothering him over the summertime in the Olympics too. Whether that's where he got hurt or it was just still hurting him. Then this is something that's carried now for several months. So if you're looking at it more as if you're feeling is, if we get anything out of them the rest of this year, bonus, but I'm not gonna really worry about that too much. That's more of a next year and beyond kind of move if that's where you're looking..
"damian lower" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Unless you have more Jamal Murray stuff. Give me give me one of your deep cuts and then I'll give you one of my guys. How about Larry Nance junior with the Portland trailblazers? Is that a deep cut Zack? Does that count? It's like I might need just a couple of stitches. I don't need a full on operation just a couple of stitches to sell me. But I am, look, CJ's hurt, dame just came back a few games ago, I watched our game against Memphis last night where coordinates on Thursday afternoon Pacific time. And I just came to the conclusion sometime halfway through the fourth quarter. I'm just bored with the blazers. I'm tired of the blazers. I actively dislike watching the blazers, but please sell me on Larry Nance. Who I like a lot. Yeah. I mean, I like Larry and answering your a lot too. I feel like he's incredibly underutilized by Chauncey billups when that deal first happened over the off season. I'm expecting to see dribble handoffs, pick and roll actions will Larry ants given Damian lower and outlet, but he's only screening for dame 4.4 times per game according to second spectrum Covington does it more? 4.5 times per game nurkic is near the top of the league at 19 times. I just think if you're having a guy like Larry Nance junior who has his versatility to pick and pop to short role play make to catch lobs, he's the type of weapon, as you said earlier in our conversation here, Zach, I'm worried about dame right now. I am worried that abdomen injuries seems to be real. I mean, the time he took off did not help him. He still scoring it efficiently. He's scoring at a career worst rate from inside the restricted area and leave the last 8 years. So maybe having, you know, switching things up a little bit and having somebody who provides some versatility in the pick and roll could help create some easier chances for Damian load and if not, like right now, at least in the conversations I've been having the trade deadline feels the trademark, it feels a little quiet. But executives from other teams I've talked to are like, what is billops doing with Nance? Is he somebody that your hearing could be acquirable, you know? Because Covington's name is out there. CJ's name is obviously out there. And I haven't heard anything specific about Nance, but he is one of those guys that you're talking about Aaron Gordon, what he provides to Denver. Nands could do that for a team too. He's a lot of the same skills, so I think Nancy is one of those guys. I already wanted to get from Portland if they're willing to trade and shake it up there. 100% agree last week I had pelt nun and we were going through the future of the blazers and I was looking at exploring the trade market for both McCollum and nurkic individually and together because it's not great. And as you go through these trades and you imagine what partners make sense and this and that, it immediately becomes clear that those teams should be trying to get ants because or just because of the way the value equation works, I feel like I'm not quite getting enough for the players I'm setting out for CJ or Newark or both. I'd want Nancy because of the contract because of his versatility, offensively and defensively. I a 100% teams are going to be asking for it. It just makes it just makes sense. But they are just, yeah, I just, they just demoted Covington to the bench. They're starting to answer the four. And I'm just like, I'm not that interested in Larry Nance stretch for with nurkic. It's just, they just seem so sludgy to me. I don't know the blazers just seem stuck in the mud a little bit. They're a tough watch right now, and Covington going to the bench. I mean, oh Shay gets him last year, and he's touted it, some stopper, but Covington is a great off ball defender on bald blazers fans have found out that dude can't move his feet. He can't stop anybody. I mean, I feel like they've just been sold, you know, a rotten roster right here that needs a lot of fixing bile Shea, and the biggest mistake ultimately was letting him build it over the off season. They could have made the change before the summer began. It had somebody else build this instead of sticking with what they had. Yeah, it's not going well. I thought their team would be better than this before the season. Obviously, the they've had a lot of health issues. And simons has had a good year for them a little has had a good year for them. Those are nice positive things, but it's not meshing to the degree that I anticipated or what I thought they'd be somewhere between 6 and 8 or 9 in the west and maybe they'll still get there, but I'm gonna give you one, you ready? I'm ready. Dieron Fox oh, I like it. 21, 5 and four on 46% shooting, 51% on twos, 26% on threes. Here's a number. I'm gonna give you a number. You tell me if you care about this number. The kings who shocker, Kevin, be prepared for this. Are horrible on defense. I know you didn't see that coming. You thought this was gonna be a top 5 juggernaut before this is their horrible in defense. With Fox on the floor, the kings allow a 116.5 points per 100 possessions. Fox off the floor, 98 points allowed per hundred possessions. Wow. Does that number mean anything to you? Obviously, we all know defensive numbers are a little murky. None of it's obviously not all because of the Aaron Fox that there's this on off gap, but I just put it to you. What is your reaction when you hear that? I mean, my initial thought is that the three guard lineup that could be the cause of that, I'm wondering about which combinations are most effective in that back chord. Because you also have buddy healed in there too. It's not just Mitchell Halliburton and Fox. It's also healed too. There's some weaknesses in that backcourt with their defenders. I think Halliburton Mitchell, despite how young those guys are, it's probably your best offensive backcourt out of all the combinations you can put together and the number does mean something to me because the concern with this team before the season, even after they took right after they took Mitchell is, well, how is this three guard lineup going to work? Is one of these guys going to get forced out and they be on Mitchell, it would be amazing if every night we're shining on offense and Monta mcnair in that front office could easily say, okay, well, we can have Fox as a trade piece. But that hasn't happened necessarily. It's just been occasional flashes. But I still look at that king's roster and think they're going to have to break that up at some point. And that number is definitely interesting in terms of how it might highlight that three guard lineup and the weaknesses it has stopping guys. Yeah, and they have used Mitchell as sort of a bulwark against playing Fox healed and Halliburton altogether. He kind of splits them up so that those three don't play all that much together, although that line up Fox Halliburton hill Barnes Holmes was a really good lineup last season hasn't played so much this season. I just, I really like dear and Fox. I think he's a good player. He's super engaging to talk to the speed is unquestionable. He is quietly become a very good mid range shooter. He takes too many of his shots from there more than you'd like in a lead guard like half his shots or mid range would be shoots them well, he can clearly score his playmaking and his defense to me. I just thought that they would have developed more by now. He's just an easy okay to good playmaker, defensively, I mean, I hate to say it because playing point guard is hard, like John Moran is not a good defensive player right now, but I just watched deer and fox upright stance, arms at his sides, getting blown by all the time..
"damian lower" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast
"For goodness sakes And those are contracts right that can be paired up some expiring to and their big right so i mean those guys are not small deal so you compare those up with some of your young talent draft picks in order to actually take this and improve your build with brad beal rather than were moving off of brad. Beal in order to rebuild right. They don't necessarily have to do that. They do have assets where they could go and they could trade for something and all of a sudden a team that we we kinda pinned as a they're going to have to trade their star because you're wasting. His prime day might be able to make the most of his prime by going out there and put together a deal for somebody really good absolutely and that's the advantage that washington has because beal my understanding has been for months now that beal and his family they're happy living in dc. They're happy they're they're. They're happy living in the area that they are But like winning ultimately trump's all with the decisions that you know players make not all players but a lot of players. I think for bill. That will be an important factor. Which is why the wizards are in a position. Like i said. I love their roster. This isn't some great. Now they're solid. This is a solid team. They look they've gotten bypass probably they were eight last year. Indiana be better with carlisle. Charlotte will be better healthy. Chicago should be better than they were last year. I mean it just those three right off the bat which were the three behind them are probably if i'm pencilling. It ended the beginning of the season bigger favorites to make the playoffs than they are and nobody in front of them. Really draw back. And that's the thing. The the east has gotten stronger. So then it'd be solid very solid enough to be appealed bradley beal and a sense that he's like y'all stay here long term or their solid enough so it's to the point that the team would be willing to go all in on that may present itself. This is that's ripe to make deals not a roster. That's gonna win a lot of games. Yes they're they're kind of at a crossroads here where you don't know if they're gonna go down the path of keeping bradley beal long-term or going into a full on rebuild or if they're going to go down a path whether like you know what we're going all in here and the next guy who's available. We don't know that might even be damian lowered. It might be a guy..
"damian lower" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
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Nba analysts for The ringer which we read often covered the nba for a long time. Some interesting moves in free agency. And let's have him join us now. Lebron james deleted tweet calling out the people that were critical of the lakers. I was one of those people that i said. There's a difference between veterans and just being too old and this was what happens. Kevin fans when guys get traded. They're like well. They were bums and then they love all the new guys. They don't like any of the old guys. But i don't think the lakers are as good defensively do you this morning will. They're definitely not as good defensively. That back goes without saying when you lose very good permanent and alice caruso kyle kuzma who got way better over. The course of his career with the lakers. Losing those guys hurts you. But i think the offense from the lakers oftentimes last season granted. They had some guys out braun. Miss some time too often just ran stagnant there. Half court offense would struggle to create easy open baskets like we see some other high powered offenses. Do like you would expect to see from. A team led by lebron james so all of their editions. Lean towards the offensive end of the floor and to your point. Some older guys who over the course of the year might not have great defensive season individually but as long as they have buying collectively and they all hustle. They can be good but with. That said anthony davis he's going to have to have the best season of his entire career because there will be more mistakes on the perimeter the lead to more mistakes that need to be cleaned up by him. Yeah he's seventy two games in three years. I do think he's going to have a great year. But i think your point is well taken caruso and kouzmin play defense. There's going to be more mistakes. You're going to need him to be even better defensive player. Now i thought the bulls. I still think they could use some size. But i thought chicago did about as good a job as you can do in three or four days to improve. The team am i. Am i overstating it. But i mean they're young now. They're super athletic. They've got there'll be a fun team to watch. Are they a good team. The boulder will be a good team. Absolutely they'll score. A lot of points are going to be tough to stop their defense. Absolutely needs improvements. Every anytime you have nicola vuckovich you know. With derartu rosen and xactly being on the perimeter guys need to get stops to succeed in the playoffs but regular season. There's no doubt the bulls are going to be really good d'amato rose in the player he turned into an san antonio as a playmaker. He's not just a score anymore. And i think we're gonna see a real three guarded backward trio with the rosen levin an ball with a bunch of guys that have complementary skills the real concern though them is defense and with team. Usa that way the way they've performed we've seen a different version of lean dagga millions doing some of the dirty work. Yeah he's grinding on defense. So that's gotta be encouraging has to be. Yeah no in bed by the way my my knock on levin is not a winning player. He's just talented. But i do think point taken. I think in the olympics. He's done himself some favors. He's ugly did up and willing to do some of that stuff So there's a report ben. Simmons is cut off communication with the seventy sixers benz. Not that communicate. If i think on his best days so that that tells me they're trying to work things. I want to throw this out here. And tell me kevin. I could be totally wrong here. But simmons plays better without a dominant big. Because he can't shoot he scores at the rim. So the blazers at collins. No longer a blazer. His kanner now a celtic. They've moved to biggs. Am i reading way too much into that. That portland may be the spot. Forum is it for damer. Cj though is that we. Well i think. I think the i think mori wants dame and by the way philadelphia. Just hire dame's trainer. This kinda feels it kind of feels like philly portland's going to do something or am i overreacting to it. I mean i. It's really the most logical trade for both sides. If you're moving damian. Lowered is portland or if you're moving. Cj mccollum if you're the blazers of course you don't want to move damian. You want to keep them. He signed for four more years. He's still in the prime of his career and seemingly getting better. Why would you not want to trade him. And with the sixers though the reason why they're asking for much besides the fact that maury always does that which renegotiations when he first starts out is because they do want to kind of just by their time here with ben simmons wait for the moment to strike for the real star lillard rather than settling for. Cj mccollum simmons mccollum deal. Make some sense of portland. Adds a little bit more. Onto that. To get ben simmons but ultimately like in the end daryl morey wants to any lower. That's the guy is willing to wait as long as he can for. The question is though. How long are you willing to wait. Before the simmons embiid you know issue here with philadelphia him not being happy becomes an issue. That really hurts the entire roster in the product on the court. We don't know when that is. I bet they take it into the training camp at least so team. Usa has played very very well recently. They will now. Face france in the final now france. It always gives the us. I mean that it's a real team with real nba guys. And i think it's a very competitive game. And i was thinking about this. Kevin kevin durant. Now is the all time leading score in team. Usa basketball. He certainly has nothing to prove. He came off an injury this year. Maybe you just just conjecture but kevin durant did not have to join this team. Why does he seems to be in. Maybe it's just patriotism. But he's really bought in to the olympic movement. Any insight to why i think this is just. He's a real hooper competitor and the fact that the nets bounced early. I'm sure played into his decision to go out play and play and traveled.
"damian lower" Discussed on Real_Sports: A Snapchat Sports Pod
"Same with ben simmons. I'll ride for benjamin's But the sixers a weird position where they're not like they don't have that much cap space. There's an obvious move that needs to be made in. That will be made with density and to me. It's like. I don't wanna do anything until this whole damian lowered bradley beal situation figured out now. Everyone's saying bradley. Beal wants to stay bradsby. Beal wants to stay because the wizards now have cat flexibility. Go get guys when the wizards don't get guys in free agency and their it's bradley beal. Rui kyle coups master big three. We'll see bradley. Beal seals about that dan. So you see this then. Like or acknowledged christmas instagram no. He's not in tokyo out pro. He didn't is literally a picture of the two of them in wizards jerseys. Did you see what happened to calculate way out of well. Two things happen one. He got robbed two he going away. He had a going away. Right with lebron dudley a launch. Tell you everything about the lakers. Around at noon he got a launch. Let's hitch a poland and you'll take it. La lebron so the i will drive to the airport thing way too seriously way to sears and it it's actually just kyle kuzma driving himself while lebron's sits in the back seat in wraps his phone story that that's the that is how kyle kuzma is leaving. Give me the give me the lineup. Yeah at midnight tonight. Ben seth tobias drill and matisse my missing someone. Yeah danny danny. Green's gone in my opinion. That's just what. I what i think it is tonight now. Shitting free agency happens all the time like a few years ago when. Jj wreck signed at new orleans at six o o something come out of the woods but i don't necessarily think the sixers will be big players in free agency. I think more sony to look out for them in the trade market and maybe like signing Lasting on the sixers do we know do trades normally go down as free agency goes down or is that like a look how the cards fell then. The trades app not sign and traits like like people without ben was going to be traded with the draft because there's to be exchange etc is free agency like that. I don't know. I mean those picks that could have been traded then are now less valuable because the team's acquiring them don't get to choose the player at this point so it's like traits have been able to go down. It's just like you just put me in that situation where so many things are happening. And i don't know what it's like to be a g but so many things are happening at once. You're asking me like decline. This do you want to do this. Signed him for this for that. That at what point do i think what can i make this one call and try and make a trade or too much going on over here round even have time to discuss the trade right now but trades have been going on clearly with the russell westbrook stuff and i. I don't expect much out of sixers early on in free agency which probably means shits gotta go haywire. And they're going to be my next line up at midnight. I would love lonzo personally. All rumors do point to the wolves. But i would love to make a salad off for him. Norman powell rj barrett julius randle mitch robinson with quickly off the bench lonzo and norwood. How team wins. Forty five games and gets into the playoffs as a six or seventy. I mean i guess i can't say now after looking started like eighty like seventy games this year if we yeah i i can. I have no leg to stand on to argue that and that win total just because of what they did this year. Yeah so. I hope we make those moves i would love. I'm i've gotten so attached to the knicks. Young guys that i'm like i know we need a trade him off for damn but like really and it's really just square your baby because i fucking love him. It's kind of like you know it's literally like fantasy football when you draft everyone at fantasy football..
"damian lower" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"As. I like to say that we have the fast players in the world which i think generally true but i think that you'll he saw the disgruntled nature of the offense than being had popovich and gripe popovich also disguise not accepting. Maybe there needs to be changes. Made right you've heard that from some people round there right. This is not necessarily me saying this is what other people are saying. The silly around right you heard navy colin coward talking about it and that he's frustrated with maybe what grandpa's not being willing to accept changes right and you've heard described those from other analysts. Say the united players like kevin durant are not greatly happy with the the offense the running with the skirt coaching staff. But that being said obviously we're going to gripe poppins is one of the greatest coaches ever coach. But yeah when you coach for a while you made the a little stubborn adjust your ways right. And i'm not saying that's necessarily good thing but that's that is a reality right. That's one reason. Why if roy williams struggled a little bit. That's one reason why i think coach k. Struggled a little bit last year. And i think that's why older coats have struggled As they get toward the end of their career because they have the system that's worth number so long and they're not willing to necessarily change to debenture the players but that being said i definitely saw changes against iran. That good right. They moved the made the extra pass. They were playing much more freely much more open. They were getting out transition a lot more. They were dominating the offensive glass. They were hitting threes right. There were Players are being aggressive and assertive for united states to be successful number one. They have to be aggressive team. Right at wlac. Beating ron one. Twenty to sixty six. That was expected. What's you can't tell me that wasn't expected. It was okay because you can. You know point fingers all you want and get frustrated but the truth is the truth. Is that well. America's should be dominating those type of teams that have superior Less tout or purely inferior towel for a lack of a better phrase but it does come down to the fact that you know the united states. Frankly these guys are two dominant and they need to learn how to share. The basketball is also again. These players figured out because these other countries yes maybe that their systems are saying they play more together as adams but a lot you know i didn't really know until recently sell these guys just kinda got thrown to the team like a couple months ago to go figure it out and they. They figured out because they have good coaching figured out bother to a good coach but he might not be the right coach for this team and it doesn't really change my mind that they'd beat iran by sixty points doesn't change my mind about them. If they were area in the czech republic that i might say okay. This team is looking a little bit more in sync. It's all the way they play thinking about is first game. Had you know had more points than durant's lillard booker levin and having drew combined or at least four or five of those guys combined right. That can't hap-. Kevin durant a better player than luca. Dodge which may be the big argument. He's not. But i would say is right damian lowered and kevin durant or should be combined score more points than dodging entire game. This is the argument that the clippers had when plenty of right. Paul george co. Why can't get out score by luca dosage and they did a bunch of games in that series actually which was In ones they lost at least is that the fault of coach isn't maybe but also players step up. Get the job done right. And luckily to their credit they stepped up and Not very talented. Iran team is not that good at basketball in relative to the audience have vassal players but their relative to the are teams. That are there. They're not very highly talented team. Very good team right. So the united states has to do what they're supposed to do which is take care of business in beat. The teams are supposed to.
"damian lower" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"This is the dan lebatardshow with two got spot casts a couple of reporters from the olympics to guts. And we have been remiss in not bringing this up yet because it is. And i don't care what anyone says about the world catching up. It is surprising to see our usa basketball team filled with all stars. Losing this way. And i know gregg popovich wants us to celebrate the french. Evan for free agent to be. Evan forni a and rudy gobert and nicolas batum and i understand what he is saying every time he says it disrespects the world to expect us to just go out there and blow everyone out but we have the best players we have the most all-stars we have the most accomplished coach and it is surprising to see them. Lose this much. Lose this way no matter what it is that you think about international rules handcuffing the kind of athleticism that our guys have that the other team simply don't have even though luca's line yesterday was was ridiculous. To god's forty eight eleven and five in thirty one minutes on sixteen two percent shooting. The world has caught up in a way that i believe is super surprising. Even as popovich tells us to quit being surprised but the headline on. Dan wilkins column in usa. Today after this loss was time to face facts nba. Coaching legacy legend gregg. Popovich stinks at olympic basketball. And joe vardon is writing to be clear popovich's horrified by his own record coaching this team. He dwells on it and hates the losing. The players are frustrated to grumbling on their way back to the locker room about quote running the san antonio offense when apparently they feel like they're better ideas and papa said because of the truncated nature of team. Usa's training camp. The offense would be based on concepts instead of set play. I don't care what the players have to say dan. I really don't. It just doesn't matter to me doesn't hold wait. Listen that offense was good enough to have them up. Double digits late night game and up seven with. I think three or four minutes ago and they couldn't put that team away. They have kevin durant damian lower. They have some of the best players in the world. They have a really really good team despite having javale mcgee on that team but they have a really good team. I don't want to hear from the players. I don't care what offense you're running. I don't care what who your coaches. I don't care what's going on europe double digits against an inferior team. Put the game away. I don't want to hear from that okay. You said that four times and you didn't hear from players. I was quoting writers there. Were there weren't players saying anything they don't want to hear the reports. That players are frustrated with greg papa. Jimothy game away. But you didn't hear okay. You didn't hear that. just fix it. I don't care if i'm coaching your coaching. He's coaching. I don't care who's coaching team. When you're up double digits on the french and the second half of olympic game. Put the game away. Thank you stu. Office was fine to give them up double digit. Okay you you mentioned all this. I would like to explore the next step beyond the easy stand. How embarrassing it is that. Our basketball team is losing more games than it ever has in this tournament. The thing that i think is so is. I believe popovich's olympic winning percentage is worse than it san antonio spurs winning percentage and all of the dismissive the condescension when reporters asked you questions. The grumpiness right whole hell of a lot less charming when you're not winning when you order looking like you have the clearly best players and you're not winning right when your smarts aren't doing anything when we know you have the best dudes like we're watching and we know who those guys are and what they are is not even -fornia. It's kevin durant out there looking in effective out of nowhere. right damian. lillard was bad bad. Yup i mean they have many open shots at the end of that game wide open threes..
"damian lower" Discussed on Boomer & Gio
"Ones who get it done. We didn't talk. A little. Bit about damian lillard earlier and the one report that he wanted to go into either the philadelphia. Seventy sixers the new york knicks about this but there have been so many of these teases with the knicks superstar that it is damn near impossible for me to feel positive about them getting so that report i think was kinda debunked after it happened. But how many like we can we can go through lebron james back in two thousand and ten different this all different reasons different is because i think julius randle made a different and i give him credit for what he in. Tom thibodeau did this year because she saw the knick fan finally embraced the playoffs for god knows how long it feels like the thing. That's going in the right direction. And even lebron james did tweet out a reaction to what he initially saw when he came to the knicks and the fan base and what it was like at madison square garden. 'cause that's i'm telling you that's what it was like. In in the late sixties early seventies. That's what it was like in the nineties. With patrick ewing and that group of guys and this is what it can be like again. And so i would like to think that damian lillard or any other superstore that saw that would take notice of that and realized that if you come here and you get this thing right what what status you will elevate yourself to now and i say that now under the current circumstances because it does not involve phil jackson the triangle. And all other nonsense that went on here for years. This is legitimate basketball coach. Tom thibodeau seems like leeann. Roses you know is pushing all the right buttons. And he's going to be one. That's going to have to convince one of these guys to come here. Well just common. But here's the thing. But here's the thing. If they do not get damian lillard and he goes to the seventy sixers. Then you're really screwed your totally screwed. Because as i watch these playoffs for the prisons of nick glasses what do i see. I see other teams with great point guards and great big men. Now if you're damian lillard let me ask you this question. Would you rather play with joel embiid or would you rather play julius. Randle i think that the seventy sixers have a better roster right now than the knicks have ride. The question is what would the sixers have to give up to get lillard. And what will bay sounds would be in the deal and of course you have to assume the portland wants ben simmons. Yeah i mean that's a trade for you know. A what is a max player for another max so again. If you are the knicks if for any other reason other than just to make you better you have to keep him away from philadelphia. 'cause you're screwed them. I just wonder where screwed if the knicks gave portland. Everything this could. They still be good enough. Could the celtics get damian lower. I have without trading.
"damian lower" Discussed on NBA Gambling Podcast
"The who in canada loose. Yeah they did so nurses available he should be. We might have to make a phone call for that but <hes> dumped on like that. Yeah i think we know there's other good options in the nba out of popovich But it'll be interesting you know. I think we're about a week or so away from a couple of weeks away from the games kicking off and it's gonna be fun to watch on excited ford anything else you want to get to scott nba. Or if you see anything on there some damian lillard news at he's in a reverse of trade that zach dropped in the slack channel None of that is going to come to fruition as well as silly just looking at some rumors thinking about how much of these actually have a chance to coming. true for. portland's not trading damian lillard. I mean they just got a new head coach. Yeah they're not going to try to lower during the off season and hearing all these knicks proposals which are all terrible by the way. I'm sure portland would would love to trade damian lillard for a draft package with. ob top. And i'm sure they really wanted to do that now. I heard the call on sex and stuff. I think that's actually doable. Maybe we'll be where he goes sex and could go to new york. But this'll lillard stuff. I get a james harden forces. Why out of houston also lower is not going anywhere. We can stop talking about it every day. You you mean portland trailers. don't want kevin. Knox and obi top into replace damian lillard. Why would i would not want. Rj barrett a second round. Pick and kevin nacho top. I mean come on. Like i don't i don't know maybe i've just lost it but i'll tell you what's better than that offer. How about kyle coups when a second round. Pick with taylor horton. Tucker trades are awful. Admit the just because the lakers and the knicks and the media wants them to be good doesn't mean they have clearly any assets to acquire damian lower gorgeous. Admit that public yet especially the lakers. I mean they're talking about how they wanna get a third superstar in there. But howard you hire you planning to get that if it via trade where you're trying to trade. I mean cow coups. Jesus christ i mean the guy is terrible of was on detroit. Nobody would ever talk about exactly. And and this guy. I think is everybody's waiting for him to be like the next coming of like something but it's not gonna happen. I don't think he's that good so Again it'll be an interesting these with all these trade requests in rumors and all that stuff coming down by Other than that. I think that'll bring us to the end of the road. Scott uh let the people know where they can find you what you're working on anything that you wanted applaud so You can find me on twitter at racial radio. Rei gl radio all one word other than that doing some fantasy football stuff for the sports gambling. Podcast network. I have a couple of articles was published. I have another one that republishing the next couple of days on some underrated players on each individual team. So if you're fan of individual teams and you think i'm wrong you can roast before it but either way. Still doing some editing for podcast. Nba gambling podcast. And we'll begin podcast. Which munaf knows all about because you're on both those shows every single time and also the gulf gambling podcasts. So i'm busy doing that. Mostly yeah one day at a time kicking us taking him. That's crazy like we're we're thinking about that. We're probably like some time off. I mean this week was a little slower because of the mlb all-star break but thinking a couple of weeks we have a first what preseason game coming up for the nfl. It's just like we don't have any time off. But like i said at the beginning of the show scott is a man that does both on and off the court for as she piano scott. Thank you for everything that you do all the editing and things you do for it as sheep in along the shows at onsite truly appreciate you man. I just wrap up yet. You can find me lots sports nerd eight to four on twitter Like scott mentioned. Nba gambling podcast began with podcast along with all
"damian lower" Discussed on Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes)
"Yes so this is so this is. This is what i hinted at top. I think that the reason why this movie was made sure it was. It was to make a billion dollars into merchandise to capitalize on michael. Jordan's name to sell soundtracks. But i think it was also in no small part mike. Doing what does to himself. Best giving him a hurdle to climb over giving him fuel for the next season because he knew he's coming back to basketball while he's making this movie. They made this movie in the summer before the season began. That was his full first season back with the chicago bulls and he knew given the premise. This movie that this is going to come out. After the season. I better win the championship. Because it is not gonna look good with this movie being released in november. If i am not once again a world champion. And he managed to accomplish that. What brian james on the other hand He's not a world champion. When this movie comes out and the lakers had a pretty uninspiring exit from the playoffs. He was banged up. Anthony davis banged up got a lot of criticism for how long he was out. Anthony davis law so in this movie. So i think the dialogue around this movie is going to be a little bit different. Not quite as celebratory. Because we're not ringing in a championship. That's just a and my basketball mind thinking about the difference between the new legacy and this movie while mark. Hopefully we get some from other awesome like basketball players. In the way we did with the original. I think that could really like leave. People feeling really great about it. I hope so. I know we get damian. Lowered is going to be entered as well diana to rossi's in it there so there's a lot of great ballers that are going to be in this movie. I'd love to see a kobe. Shout out me too. I was just thinking that. I actually just want to make this really clear. Because we're since we're talking about the new age and you mentioned train wreck and like we're not gonna take an opportunity to not bring up my husband. Because he said and is to lebron james bill hader said when he was doing press for train wreck..
"damian lower" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"But the clippers are also a super appealing team to. They are but mark. Cuban has had a history. For whatever reasons. I don't have the answers of struggling to get star free agent so that has to be considered and he may think to himself kevin. This is my opportunity. Also luca is as good a twenty two year old since magic and lebron. You don't wanna bill draft picks for luke. You guys ready to win a now. Colli is ready to win now. Colli is also a guy. Clyde does what koya wants like it wouldn't be outrageous right like could i make the argument. It's not about the clippers. That cuban is going to be so aggressive. Here's my private jet. Go anywhere anytime. Multiple draft picks. I mean if you give me luca in coli and even just hardaway and i moved porzingas mark. Humans not gonna ever story about getting somebody for eight years right. Like i think cuban would be hyper aggressive on this year thoughts. Sure absolutely the mavericks and the eat anything that wants to live a next. They should be super aggressive here because atheletes we've seen in. the past. Coli can be unpredictable when when he was hurting san antonio we didn't know all the details there he bowed he gets traded to toronto. They win a championship and he leaves a championship team. Right for the clippers and forces their hand to make a trade. So i think you know we're talking the executives and agents around the league about hawaii like i said nobody knows exactly what's going on inside of his head because nobody ever has and probably nobody ever will but we do know what other teams are thinking here. And so i you know what we know about the clippers. They went after and had some conversation about kyle lowry. Nothing worked out there. Lowry wasn't treated. He can become a free agent this off season. You're going to have teams like the sixers possibly or the heat. And maybe the clippers trying to work things out. Because if i'm quiet leonard again. Don't know what he's thinking. But if i'm co- why. I'm trying to recruit kyle lowry to los angeles because the clippers were to get a kyle lowry and a sign and trade involving luke leonard. Who doesn't play for them for the salary he'll have an patrick beverley. That is your big three. You got paul. George colli leonard in kyle lowry that is argue with championship favourite in the western conference. If they were able to pull something like that off there was a story the other day. John hollinger well connected guy said dame golden state. They think they could pull it off now. The reason i didn't give that a lot of airtime. Nothing against john but as generally if you make a trade you don't do it too arrival and you don't want to be humiliated into have steph and dame dropping threes and you have draft picks james wiseman it could be aesthetically a disaster. That's just something that would be your you if you'd be humiliated occasionally whereas the lakers don't have stephan clay they don't have three point shooting the dame laker thing when you see lebron dame i'll just throw it out there. This is a year to year league. Kevin it is and you got a title out of ad. He increasingly lowest rebounds lowest block shots. He's increasingly finesse player. Vogel likes fives and bigs. He wants to be a four. Are we sure. Anthony davis is a long term. Play for the lakers. Are we absolutely sure of that. No or not. I mean i agree with you calling for the lakers. Respective i would dump eighty for dame at a heartbeat. Thank you care. i don't care if a clutch connection and the implications they however the flip side of this. Why would the blazers do that. I'm having a hard time figuring out that side of things here calling because they also would have those same concerns about ad he's made of glass. Can he be a guy that you build your franchise around. When because here's the thing damian lowered could have some say with where he wants to go right maybe the blazers do right by him but he signed for four more years. Any team in the league can feel comfortable going for him. Even like the new orleans. Pelicans if they wanted to put eight. First round draft picks brandon. Ingram out. there. They could do that if they wanted to. Because you have the ability to do that sort of like. We saw paul george when he got traded from indiana oklahoma oklahoma city. Healy had one year left on his deal. In okay see was willing to take that risk but to build around westbrook so we could see dan go to a situation. That's a non big market team. Because of the fact he signed for so long if he even if it gets to the point that he has traits. I loved that from the lakers perspective. But for the blazers. I really think that they could get a much larger trade package out there. Because the lakers can't offer much else. That ad besides like horton tucker right if the bucks and sons end up in the finals phoenix already there. Who would you like matchups wise. Who would you like. And why i would pick the phoenix suns to win the nba finals. Part of the reason. Why of course is because we have janas dealing with hyper extension to his knee. Who knows who knows what he'll look like when he gets back. But this son's team top the bottom of their roster they have the ability to play so many different ways. So many guys can beat you. Get cameron payne coming off the bench behind chris. Paul and devon booker having that amount of ball you know shot creation support on our roster helps a lot in a playoff situation. I'm sure against a great defense. Like the bucks withdrew. Holiday and chris middleton and janas brook lopez having so many guys who can attack off. The dribble is critical but the honest injury really does hurt their chances Especially with how much does rely on his athleticism and change direction by the way. I've always been chris paul fan especially the last several years inside the league join. I've talked about this there's discussion. He wants an extension for years. You know i can see the argument. They'd want to do you think he's long-term in phoenix. So i interviewed james jones. Their general manager early this year and i asked him. Do you have a plan for after. Chris paul and he said maybe the plan for after chris. Paul is more chris paul and so i do think that the sons would be willing to give him a long term contract. That's look at it right now. He just dropped forty one points in a game to go to the nba finals. This guy is not nowhere near done in his nba career. So i think the suns will do that and from what james jones said to me earlier in the year. It seems that they will do that. Good stuff out his grin and they really have an advantage chris. Paul doesn't have to play forty five minutes. He's got team. The advantage kevin to this is when you have young teammates. When young guys get hurt they get back faster whereas james harden and kyrie irving for durant. Older guys get hurt. They stay out longer so chris. Paul's minutes can be tighter. He can get into the twenty eight minutes a night range later years. That contract kevin o'connor the ring under percent. Yep broke the story. Great stuff as always love reading you. Thanks appreciate it. They call them all right. That's exciting that colli things exciting. I like that. There's a lot of that stuff out there. And as a journalist. I do not allow much of it on the show but that one i liked i trust kevin it makes sense plus like he said you said nobody knows what is going to do it. Just be an idea. Bahir ruled goes right newest. Had i'm going to do it. Like is always been like no one. Thought he would ever leave the spurs. It's like the perfect spurrier doesn't have to talk. Popovich is kind of the face san antonio. It's not like big crazy stuff going on. He's out of there was very very good. Fill like i had a car blow of nba right there. Joy with the news heard on the news. This is the heard line. I've had so much fun this week. It's been a great week. It's been an overall really great sports summer. My cameos not working. I'm totally frustrated. I don't wanna get into it folks. I joined briefly this thing. This phone talk about something else. I'm obsessed about this right now. I'm getting in my head like leaving the mavericks it's function right. It's very irritating to me. I'm were similar in that way. I get very frustrated. So i understand. Well let's talk a little bit more about this. Damian lillard lebron james situation because you know we like to make wagers and fox bet has the odds on where dame will be playing interesting for game one next season. The blazers are favored mayans. One fifty the knicks had.
"damian lower" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"He is good enough to win an NBA championship. And I don't think any of us would argue that he hasn't been loyal to Portland. I don't like guys forcing their way out. I find it obnoxious. That's why it's it's really, really hard. For me to root for guys like James Harden or Kyrie Irving. I don't really like Kyrie. I do like James doesn't matter, And that's where I should give Kevin Durant more credit where I think other people should give LeBron James more credit. LeBron isn't afraid to take someone right, well taking Anthony Davis. But Dame hasn't done that. And so I'm going to be a little counterintuitive here. I'm going to be a little hypocritical here or sound like it because I don't like guys for us in their way out. But I think Damon loons put up with a lot. Terry starts fire gone. Teaching McCollum great player, not working out. Couldn't land the coach that he wanted. Can't land free agents doesn't have a path. They don't have a path to two. Are there any kind of realistic shot an NBA championship? The West is also just gotten harder. They gave your Damian Lillard You got LeBron over there. The warriors are going to come back. The songs are really good. You still have Denver? Luke is out there in Dallas. They were figure that out there going to be a challenge me. Just go down. Literally every single team, but the Kings are gonna go get Ben Simmons built around him. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. You go to say I'm pressed the route. Another market where it's not easy to recruit. I've made fun oppressed. You forgetting 11? You know, 48 draft picks, but I'm probably gonna be wrong. On that one. I'm gonna write that. May I call but just yet. That's a five or six or seven year turnaround. It's one thing in Oklahoma City. Where they sort of knew this was the case when they're stars went away. It's another thing in Portland to go from Year after year, and you have a chance in every series. Every series of Damian lowers playing for your team. Two. Don't worry. We have a plan. By the time your your your Children in college. We might be able to make it back to the playoffs is not really encouraging. It's not encouraging. I don't know, man. But Damian Lillard with the Knicks there can give us their hands. Their championship contenders put them with the heat. They are NBA champion chip contenders in a heartbeat. Look at what Chris Paul and I have a heavy history. But look at what Chris Paul has done to Phoenix always revitalized that team at 36 years old. Damian Lillard can have the same effect What Jimmy Butler did a few years ago when he went to Miami. Imagine Damian load in Philadelphia. For Miami. Or with the next We're in Dallas with Luca. I mean, just go down the name one of those teams that I just mentioned with the annular that aren't a top two or three teams there. Calm they are. They are It ain't good. It ain't good. I like Portland a lot, and I like that. I like that organization. And I like David, tell me lowered another one of.
"damian lower" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"You're listening to writer than you. You're a breath of fresh air with all the ego and the exaggeration that we see hyperbole that you see in sports radio. So thank you very much. It's writer than you with Bill Writer. Welcome back into the show. Happy Monday. Bill writer with you. Thanks for hanging out. Appreciate you 855. 2124, CBS. There's nothing that feels more unique and radio than going after somebody you really like like Trea, But other than maybe praising someone you really don't like Chris Paul. Been a rough going to rip postseason for all of us. All these players were injured, and so are my feelings. Now. It would be nice to see B three and mean to trade. Alright 855 to 1 to four. CBS is the phone number so Reporters don't like it. When you call out their sources I want some was in Miami. And a reporter. Who was known to carry water for LeBron James wrote. A really campus did story over the top about how Erik Spoelstra basically was mean to LeBron and hurt LeBron's feelings and should be fired. And that reporter is Chris Broussard. And very clearly Chris is only source with someone LeBron's camp, telling Chris what to do because that's that's how that works for that particular reporter and, uh and I recall him, saying that And I got a phone call from from Chris. Just screaming at me for an hour. Just like swearing. It was actually. Really I was out in Miami having a brunch, Captain Mutiny. Um and I would screaming for five minutes or to eat my eggs. You know, you don't want to like Talk with your with your mouth full to somebody, so it was really easy. He could just scream and swear me and I tell that story now he's not a very good reporter. So so it's different. The guy about to talk about it. I just tell that story to say this People don't like it when you out there sources or you reference them without knowledge, and I understand that by the context is important. I really do. I think it gives him insight into what is going on behind the scenes. I don't know Chris Haynes at all. I've never met the guy. I don't think I do think he is one of the best NBA reporters in the country. I have a remarkable amount of respect for him. And people that I know in the business who I think are are smart. Know what they're talking about? No and tell me he knows what he's talking. He's excellent. But again, I think context is really important. Right if, um I mean, Brian Winters. Who is a friend and a colleague. He works on ESPN, obviously, if if Brian's branched out beyond LeBron. But there was a time when Brian was very much associated. LeBron. They went to the book, a big LeBron story. You would know that he was getting it that he was right. And he was getting it from LeBron right. He knew LeBron Chris Haynes. His friends with Damian Lillard. He has built trust with Damian Lillard. He covered Damian Lillard and he was so good at this job and so fair. Damian lowered, trust him. So With Chris Haynes right in Yahoo that sources are telling that the coaching process in Portland and the inability to build the title continuing roster may pushed him and load out of Portland. Not only should you pay attention, because it's Chris Haynes. You should probably factor in a percentage chance that it's Damian Lillard telling him this or someone near Dame telling them this with James Permission at about 80%. I've seen stories before about Lillard maybe wanted to leave. I've heard the rumors about LeBron right, LeBron. The rumor was one recruit Damian Lillard before we're recruiting Anthony Davis. But Lillard's been remarkably remarkably loyal. Portland has been incredible. The guy was under recruited going into college was under drafted coming out of college. Give Portland A and Niall O'Shea the GM credit, They saw what he was, and they got him. And he has repaid their loyalty, but now he's mad as hell. And he may not want to take any more. Few things happening at once. One, um And I've told you this before. I'll tell you quickly when I when I was doing TV when I started to go from covering NBA players to being friends, with some of them golfing with these guys being in green rooms with guys right, there were two or three players, including Hall of Famer that I used to. I used to be social with when we work together. Would hang out with a lot of NBA players. A lot of guys kind of would come through the social Circle or just come into the green room at Fox Sports one where where I work, including by the way 20 bucks and who's the new coach in Portland, and I, you know, as a reporter, I would just I would just ask all kinds of questions. I had access to these guys and their guard was down and I'm just interested. I want to soak in information. I would always ask. What's the worst mark in America? What's the NBA market? You never want to live in? And you know you have We all have our guesses, right? I love Portland. My wife and I love Portland Medication in Portland. But it is I was there was not a single NBA player who did not tell me. Their answer is Portland, Oregon for a variety of reasons. Reasons guys want to play there. I just don't not criticizing in Portland. I love it. It's my favorite cities, but I'm not an NBA player. That makes it hard to recruit talent to that to that town. They haven't been able to turn remarkable draft picks and C J. McCollum and Damian Lillard into real success Other than one run of a conference finals. And, Yeah, yes. Dami lowered wanted Jason Kidd. Yes, And, yes. Jason Kidd has had his own allegations in the past and problems with, um with domestic violence. Absolutely. The difference being of your Damian Lillard. I'm going to speak on his behalf. And maybe I shouldn't is that that Bay area basketball click is deep and and connected. Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Damian lowered. They come from the Bay area, and they know when they like, and they support each other. And so those relations there between Damon and Jason Kidd? They don't hire Jason Kidd. That's who Dame wants. Jason Kidd says No thanks. Jason Kidd's going to go to Dallas and Instead. Neil O'Shea, the G M in Portland goes and gets Chauncey Billups and you have these allegations of rape from 1997 settled. Out of court, and, um, it has flared back up. Which, by the way in 2021 is a major story. I don't know if John T bills is interesting or guilty. I have no idea. I don't know. I don't know. But it's a major story anywhere. It is certainly a big story in Portland, Oregon. Certainly the zeitgeist of that particular community is going to lend itself to being incredulous about bringing in someone with those allegations and people on Twitter try to direct their angst their anger to to Dame assuming he's the reason the guy got hired I understand the assumption he's naming Lord. All this adds up to this story from crusades If Chris Haynes of all the Excellent look, there are five or six or seven reporters who cover the N B, a couple of who we're gonna be on the show today who are awesome what they do who are incredible journalists who are really talented. Our backs. Dynamic Agent Jordanovski, Mark Medina, Chris Haynes. I'm sure Sam's I'm sure I'm getting forgetting a few rather is a cluster of them. And all of them are top notch. Christine is one of them. But if he's right about Damian Lillard, it's even more lockdown. I'm telling you, it's coming from Des Dames gone, Man. That's that's my read of this thing. Maybe you all should put his foot down. Maybe Damian Lillard change. His mind has been so loyal but he's 30 years old. He's a top tier player..
"damian lower" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast
"Are you doing our you letting him on an island. Get to that step back. Well let's go by the way that stat back. Wow like the footwork. In the balance in the body control and the touch in the guts to hit that shot in that moment damian lowered what just saw fifty five points. On seventeen of twenty four shooting is one of the greatest offensive performances. I'll ever see my entire lifetime. One of the greatest clutch performances that we've seen in sports i can't think of many great clutch performances and a loss like a level with the shot making the he had just it sad. Because this portland team. This is what i've been hammer. And since before the season like this. Is i get blazers. Fans being pissed at me for saying they were comically overrated before the year totally understand. Tonight's game is why you have dame go off for fifty five win an all time performance a game that's going to be replayed over and over for years to come because it was that great and your team goes to for nineteen in overtime. Your team can't get stops down the stretch. Your team doesn't have enough support behind him. Your team can only rely on. Ns kanter the guy who became a mean because his head coach said on the bench. Can't play kanter. I just. I look at the rest of this roster. Cj mccollum going seven for twenty two twenty two stepping out of bounds late in the game. I look at this team. And it's like damian. Lillard deserves better. He just does like you. Can't you can't bet against dame count team with him because of how specialty he is. But it's just unfortunate that against the team just lost their second best player to a little over a month ago that they're down on a series against him not pummeling them. Damian lillard deserves better than the supporting cast. So he has. I am just telling you this as a friend i would. I would slow down just a little bit only because of the way. This is all playing out. It's not because they couldn't gallery though because look they're going to. I think they will win. Game six that's my opinion could win the whole series seven. All bets are off. And then it's feeding into and we're gonna get to all of these guys just much different situations all around we if we looked up at either of these teams are in the western conference finals shocking. Surprise not a shocker. And it doesn't change my perspective that the supporting cast things will be better and maybe look silly in the end. But i'll tell you what if they go far to go to the west finals if they even go to the nba finals. It's because of the union lillard. There's some there's no question about that. I mean look. There's a lot of Rough supporting cast around there. That are being pretty exposed by one player being out of the lineup. And i will give portland credit because they have had big injuries the last couple of years and have been able to withstand them And now look that was just. There's only there's only been two fifty point ten three pointer performances.
"damian lower" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Going up against the Jazz tonight, down of the Mitchell and the Jazz of 1 18 of their last 19 games. You talk about the Sixers. Joel Embiid has been playing out a great level, even though the Sixers just lost their last two up against Portland and also the Sun's Steph Curry. His team's not gonna have a good enough record for him to win the M V P, But he's playing just dynamite and ridiculous basketball right now. How about LeBron James? I would say LeBron is in the leading spot to go win the MVP and especially if they keep on playing at a great level. And if they get the one of the two seed Anthony Davis ends up missing significant time I know a D is Not going to play for at least 2 to 3 weeks and may not come back until the all Star break. Then there could be more of an argument for LeBron James to be made another almost Nicole Yokich. Oh could average a triple double this year. And his position. You don't expect them to average a triple double. But that's how versatile player he is. I'll give you two more names. Now. One name I think is obvious. And I don't want to say he doesn't get the proper respect Nationally, but there does seem to be usually when his name is discussed. It's what is he gonna want out of Portland? I remember having his coach on last year, Terry Stotts and I asked about that every time he's talked about Damian Lillard. Yes, we talked about his clutch moment. Just we talked about damn dollar time, but a lot of time. There's this narrative of this this pusher agenda to get Damian Lillard out of Portland. How many times Damian lowered Need to say I want to stay in Portland and I want to win a championship here. And Terry Stotts did sound off on a lot of the conversations that is derived from that. If you wanna look at Damian Lillard's Last one. 123456 games. 32 points, 29 points, 36 points, 30 points, 20 points and 34 The other night had 34 points up against the Mavericks was five and 11 from three and also at 11 assists. His assist numbers in those games. Had eight. With 32 points against the Wizards. Nine assists with 29 points against the Knicks on Lee to assist with 36 points against the Magic seven assists. 30 points up against the Sixers, nine assists with 20 points up against the Cavs. And then 11 assists with 34 points up against the Mavericks. Had Damian Lillard's in the M V P conversation. Now give you one more name. I'm gonna preface this by saying, I don't think this player will win the N v p. But at the conclusion of the season, he will have n v P stats. But he's not gonna win it because this guy he misses a lot of games. By design. Hey, Mrs Gaines because of load management and the year where he missed what I think it was 22 games. He ended up winning the championship as the finals M v P first with the Toronto Raptors. That's quite Leonard. If you look at Kawai, Leonard Stats and 23 games, he's averaging 26.7 points per game, 5.9 rebounds and five assists. Shooting nearly 40% this year from three and his shooting a little over 51% from the field. He's having a great season. So you could argue. That may be because you have another elite player on that roster until it comes postseason time. And Paul George that could hurt Kawai Leonard. It doesn't hurt Anthony Davis when What does that LeBron James and Anthony Davis is in the conversation. Now I know Paul George's Miss what the last five games, sees miss with that foot injury. We'll see when he returns. But here's why collides not gonna win it. Imply yesterday up against the Cavs. He didn't play January 28th up against the heat. He'll play 67 games in a row and then Oh, miss a game. So because of love management and how by design and by the way that he thinks he needs the have this rest, which, clearly it's worked in the past. Wilander ball when the M V P because of that, so I'll put collide in the conversation. Because out dominant he's been, especially this year. He will not win the award, though. Damian Lillard Oh, That team. Has the top four seed. He's gotta be in the M V P conversation, if not in one of the top three spots because that team How many clutch shots he makes and the final few minutes of games and I was watching up against the Sixers a few nights ago. And he was down in the first half thing kind of went away. But in the fourth quarter, the guy always shows up late in the fourth quarter. Remember him waving goodbye. Remember that in the playoffs? The guy's just a stud. Their team is 16 and 10, then a four game winning streak. They're currently the fifth seed in the Western Conference, and they're doing this by the way. Has Portland always has injury problems with NARC itch out Colin's out and C J. McCollum out Amy Lord needs to have a seat at that table. That's the promise say he should earn his damn respect to maybe Damon Lewis said. I need my damn respect, too. Ultimate think LeBron does When the M V P The guys that are most curious to track. I want to see where Mitchell's at the end of the season. Especially if Utah eventually goes in a cold streak. You gotta think they cool off eventually. And beats playing out of this world right now. Steph won't win it. Yokich if he averages a triple double At that position. It's gonna be tough not to give it to him. That yoga gym beat race for best set in the league will be fun. Don't think Kawai wins it and like I said, Name..