18 Burst results for "Damien Lillard"
"damien lillard" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Damien Lillard dropped 71 on the rocket last night. Lakers had a big comeback against the Mavs down 27, came back. The new baseball pitch hit time rules, certainly are interesting. I have more on that coming up in a moment. The athletic did a deep dive on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks and when he was leaving there, he wanted to, according to the article, have Pete Carroll and John Schneider, the GM fired, and Russ's camp has denied that. And the commanders are taking bids, but apparently Daniel Snyder is not going to allow the richest man in the world to place a bid and the reporting national reporting is that he is blocking Jeff Bezos from making a bid, which Daniel Snyder, I guess, would rather have less money, but ensure that Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post and The Washington Post has done a lot of exposes on the Washington commanders down through the years. So Daniel Snyder, I didn't know that he had the authority to tell the NFL because you still have to be approved. If you're able to place a bid, is everybody cleared before they make a bid. That's what I'm curious about. Because you can make a bid, but Jeff Bezos can't, even though you could make more money from him, but you know, I guess everybody's got to be screened here before they go, okay, now you can place a bid. Yeah, Pauline. So there's something that Jeff Bezos can't afford or can't get. He can afford he can afford. But he can not obtain. Yes. This might be the only thing in the world he can't buy. If you think about it, because anything else he could just outbid, I would think. Only the NFL can, the British guy not going to teach. I know. That is an interesting way to say that. He can afford it, but he can't buy it. Yeah. And if I'm an NFL owner, I want Jeff Bezos as an owner because now he's going to improve the value of my team. My franchise, let's say you spend 7 and a half billion. Some of the bids are around 5 and a half billion. So if he goes up to 7 and a half billion, every other owner is going to go, yes. The owners, I guess, I don't know how you go not behind Daniel Snyder's back, but say to the commissioner, hey, we want to increase the value of our teams. He's going to not sell it to Jeff Bezos because he has this grudge. He's not going to be with the NFL anymore. Jeff Bezos, Dan Snyder's going to find a horse's head in his next Amazon Prime delivery.
"damien lillard" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Somebody who feels like they should be the starter or should have the ball in their hands. I think that's a mistake. Man, that sounded like that issue. Yeah, sorry, shadow. That sounded like, that I definitely might have been thinking about that a shooter there. But I also would like to see some bags come in, Damian Jones, my guy, come on down, bring him back. A few actual bags to come in as well. That's cool. But the biggest thing? Give me two way players. And again, I'm at a point. I don't care as much about the shooting as long as they can shoot league. As long as teams have to care that they're behind the arc, that's it. I don't care if they're a sniper, as long as they can play fantastic defense or very good defense. And they can shoot somewhere around league average from three. I'm happy with that. I'm happy with that. Give me that guy again. Way before you give me a guy who shoots 42% from three and is a traffic cone on defense. Now you just sounded like Duncan Robinson there, too. Yes, indeed. KM said, let's revisit Damien Lillard. Oh no, let's not. Now makes 44 million after July 1st, Westbrook makes 47 million can LA and Portland build a package around this. No. Because no Trevor, technically, they can they? Yes, they can, will Portland do that? Absolutely not. Portland, Portland would rather blindfold Damien Lillard, take him into the wilderness that is the Pacific Northwest. And send him off into the wild to fend for himself than give him to the Los Angeles Lakers. It's going to get aggregated. That's going to be something. They hate the Lakers. They do. They do. I mean, the blazers are not the blazers see the Lakers is one of the big rivals. Anywhere but the Lakers. They don't want to trade him to the Los Angeles Lakers. But they don't want to trade Lillard anywhere right now. They made the moves they made this last season and again, I thought they sold way too low on some guys, particularly just gave quality players to the clip. Here you go guys, just take them, no big deal. I don't have to give anything to forum. But anyway, they made those moves, specifically, so they would have a lot of flexibility this summer to rebuild the team and give it another run with Damian Lillard. So at the earliest, the very earliest I don't even think this is going to happen. The very early they moved Damian Lillard is the trade deadline, most likely we're talking about next summer. And even then, it's a question mark of whether or not they'll finally just say, well, let's just keep him because he made so much to Portland. And if they were to trade him, even if they do get to the point where they say it never worked. Okay, let's work out a trade or a never fully clicked to the point where we could win a championship. Let's look for a trade. The Lakers will be the bottom of their list. The team, they least want to trade for and they certainly aren't going to do it for Russell Westbrook..
"damien lillard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Yeah, I think so. I'm a little surprised. It's almost launch time here on the east coast. And I'm a little surprised. We haven't gotten Philadelphia in docker's mutually parted ways. Yet, I thought we might get data early this morning, but we'll see. I mean, I think it's probably done. But I mean, it is tough because I know he is at least one more guaranteed deal or guaranteed year left. So let's see. We'll see. All right. Let's talk a little Zach lavine. So Brian windhorst of ESPN saying that Zach lavine may be a little bit more available than what we were initially thinking, mentions the Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers, potential landing spots, Keith, I've been saying all along that Zach lavine, while he wants to explore free agency, I didn't see an option out there that would give him a better chance to win than Chicago. But Portland is interesting if they can figure out a way to make that work to go team up with Damien Lillard and Anthony simons there. What do you think? How does this I guess let's get into the contractual stuff first. How does how does a Zach lavine move work? Do we have to see a sign and trade with Chicago Bulls? Can he get to are there other teams he can get to just signing outright? Where does all that fall? Yeah, that's the tricky part of this is there's only a couple of teams with cap space and let's face exactly he's going to be a max guy. He's not taking less than the max. So that turns into where do we kind of go from here with this? If you're Zach lavine because if you're going to need a max contract, all right, so how are we going to rebalance and reset this with some of these teams? Because the only team I can really get there to give them a max is Detroit. This summer and they were one of the other teams I was mentioned. I mean, that would be super interesting. I don't know about a kid coming him, Zach lavine, pairing in the backcourt, long-term, especially defensively. I think you're asking for a real nightmare there. But Portland becomes interesting again. Yeah, you've got the same kind of issues with Zach lavine and Damon Lillard, but it's important to remember that's where he's from. He's from the Pacific Northwest. So I think there is a chance we could see that maybe that the pairing we see is he goes there and now Portland can go a bunch of different ways this summer..
"damien lillard" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Like I'm just a guy asking questions. So I mean, as we've seen with Kevin Durant, once you leave Steph Curry, things aren't so sweet anymore. I'm trying to like this dude is not old? No. In all seriousness, they found another clay at the worst. Like not defensively, sure, but I mean, he hit that like pull up deep three yesterday, like Memphis is going to run, he just walks it up, pull up deep three from the right. He had 6 points in like 13 seconds. Yeah. He's terrifying. He's a problem. They have to figure out how it's going to work because they are running into an issue where too many of their good players are like guards, like Steph, you mentioned Steph claypool and she could be too. That's going to be tough against certain teams, but I don't want to start thinking about the top 100 because I'm going to drive me literally crazy. Like I'm not going to be I'm not going to show up to the sun's game tonight and I'm going to be like, I was trying to figure out where to rank Jordan Poole. Jordan Poole's true shooting in the playoffs right now in a 199 minutes is 72.1%. I'm willing to say he's a top 40 guy. I'm willing to say he's a top 40 guy. He's 22 years old. For projecting forward for what he can do next season off of the playoff run that he's on right now. I know there was some clunkers in the nugget series, but he also is playing with two of, I mean, gravity doesn't begin to explain what Stefan clay have. Correct, absolutely. And you see it when they're interacting directly. When it'll set like a ghost screen and the defense will just melt into a puddle. But I mean, the production is the production, the shot making is the shot making. The shop hit one three where she got slapped in the head yesterday. From 30 feet, his handle, you say he's like clay. He's closer to Steph. He's like a mix. Yeah. He's like, he's got handle independent shot creation. He's obviously faster than clay ever was. I mean, it's two point percentages through the roof. He finishes. He's a very special. He gets some sick layups. Yeah, his finishing. Yeah, yeah, man. That is, that's crazy. Top 15 players. Remember what everyone was like in the finals. When the warrior, it was like, oh, should the warriors trade for Damien Lillard like how is that going to work? This isn't that because it's not like pool is like a high pick and roll player, but it's pretty crazy to see them add a shooter of his caliber to what they had there. It's nuts..
"damien lillard" Discussed on A List Podcast with A. Sherrod Blakely and Kwani A. Lunis
"But also brought back some players that when they were let go are like we're allowed to leave like Al Horford have come back and have still been productive. So I think to your point about Isiah Thomas, it could have still been the same. And that's why Isaiah is probably even more pissed because keep your money. I'm gonna go get money elsewhere. Peace. And Daniel Tyson was just like stone go chill. I'm traded? Work. Okay. That's the thing. And Isaiah's just like, damn. I just think I do to get back on the team. He understands polarizing figure, you know. That's great. My Twitter reaction yesterday was people, it's over. He's done to that's messed up Celtics. You ain't treatment right. It's either or. Right? You know, but I do think that the organization does give him a solid. He literally risked his career. He took a bullet as I asked him the other day for all the players who were criticized for playing her, not playing her. The Kawhi and the Damien Lillard, all these guys, you could get up here playing hurt then you ain't even 80s. They actually was playing when, you know, like, no. 60, $70 million playing on a bad hip for your organization, taking you on to the Eastern Conference Finals. And y'all can't sign me to attend y'all can't take a look at me, and I think he's a big boy to know if it didn't work. It didn't work out twice with the Lakers with like, you know, it didn't work. I think he's used to that now. But damn. I mean, you can't give him a look. This is the one organization that of all the teens he's been around. They would give him a look. I mean, you know, I mean, damn, come on at a Lakers brought back to white. They resign Avery. You know, you can get rid of a guy, you can bring them back. This is the link. Ain't nobody gonna be, you know, burning down, causeway street, if he goes, if he's terrible, and he doesn't renew his ten day. It wouldn't look good for a couple of days, but it's like, well, even when Stevenson got back in the game. Yeah, he didn't get it done. Okay. He got a shot. It didn't work out. I don't think he's a big boy. He understands this game. So I do think that he has a great there. You know, it'd be different if Celtics roster is stacked. You know, they got all these guys. Like, no, they don't. They carry into ten day bras. I think he'd be the first to admit that it is a business. He has a trade, yeah. Where's Bruno Fernando? And we don't talk about, you know? Where is it? Like, you were carrying guys. Edwards. Worst cars. Do carrying guys where's Tremont? You were carrying guys over the years that aren't NBA caliber players. And you holding on to them cats. Like, to me, don't tell me Isaiah forgot all how to score. Don't tell me he don't, he scored 47 5 in the damn jelly. One more time. He's still playing basketball. Come on. So this thing miss scholz was forgot how to shoot. He's scored 57. And they signed him to a two year deal non guaranteed next year, but his agent, there's 5 teams, there was 5 teams after that dude..
"damien lillard" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"I don't know if it's repackaging of these guys or the trade exception really works and they really can lure a free agent there just not the easiest thing in the world to do. You can't just clear money and say, hey, we're going to get one of the top 6 free agent guys out there. They're going to go to other markets first. And then sell the appeal of playing with aim lower than playing with the guys that are currently under roster. Maybe it takes one domino and then you get the second guy says, all right, the dame, player a, you pull me in there. They have Anthony simons who's emerging, you have Josh hart, then your decent core. But you're probably still too contributors away before they can make that next leap back into the playoff picture. So I'm just going to kind of run through Portland's leading scorer so far this year. Damien Lillard, obviously. CJ McCollum no longer on the team. Norman Powell no longer on the team. And for these simons, restricted free agent this summer, probably going to get a lot of money from Portland and should. He's been really good. He's averaged 20 points for games since he's entered the starting lineup. Useful player, right? Yusuf nurkic, free agent this summer. You see your little out for the year. Valuable piece, moving forward for them, but probably more of like a lower end starting wing slash rotational win. Ben mclemore, just a guy, like minimum scale player. Robert Covington no longer on the team, Larry Nancy and you're no longer on the team. Those are your top 9 in the rotation this year. Yeah. Look, I'll be calling about Damian Lillard at this point. We're back to Dillard. It's game time. Okay. That's all I have to say about that. Like poorly needs to figure out direction. If they did this without consulting game ahead of time and did this without like kind of a real concerted plan in terms of we are going to move dame this summer. And then we're going to move the now in addition to all these guys or we're going to keep them and then bring guys in in sign and trades in order to rebuild the roster around him..
"damien lillard" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Maybe that's what's maybe that's what's maybe. It's Jared Dudley not being there. That's the one. I said any chance the Lakers can get kenrich Williams or a Ken rich Williams type player for a second rounder. So the Oklahoma City Thunder have said we want to first, not a surprise. Not as for every team right now once, oh, you want our player? First round pick, right? The rockets. They won a first for Eric Gordon. The pacers just got a first for Karis levert. Every team wants a first for their guy except for apparently the Portland trailblazers. By the way, how on earth did caris levert just get more in a trade than Robert Covington and Norman Powell? Did you see what Norman Powell did, by the way for the clippers, the clippers lost tonight to the bucks. Yeah. Off the bench in like 23 minutes. And the pacers just got more for caris levert than like a lot significantly more. Than what the clippers paid for Norman Powell pacers, you are doing or blazers, you are doing this wrong. The decision to rebuild is, okay, that's fine. And I'm not saying they're fully rebuilding because they've got Damien Lillard. They're trying to free up space. Maybe this turns into something. But my goodness. I tried to look at all the angles, right? And I can see, all right. All right, maybe they're going to be able to get this. Get this figured out. Maybe they're going to free up space. It's going to make them able to do some things in the off season. Okay, maybe this works out. Maybe. Maybe. But just in terms of value, it's really tough to see what they were thinking with that trade. Anyway, that is completely off topic. But Ken rich Williams right now, Oklahoma City Thunder, they want a first. Every team wants a first at the trade deadline. Except for blazers..
"damien lillard" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"What they really want is what they always wanted. Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, James Harden. And you're not probably getting any of those guys at a deal between now and February 10th. But you might in June or July and so, you know, the sixers are playing so well right now in Joel embiid's been so dominant, maybe it has bought them a certain internal comfort that you know what? We can ride this out. And the east is wide open. Who knows? Is it crazy to think that the sixers could make the finals? Even without Simmons or a trade package back for Simmons, like right now the way they're playing, they're like, as you and I speak, I think they are a game back in the lost column from first place in the east. So if their ideas, let's just let the season go. We'll make one more run at try to get Ben simmers to come back and play. Maybe he does maybe he doesn't probably. Okay, and then in a few months, it's the off season again. We see what we do in the playoffs. And now, look, the wizards are looked like they're in an absolute tailspin. And so the clock should be ticking once again on the Bradley Beal. It's time to ask out scenario. Dame Lillard I know we keep doing this and Daimler keeps telling us all to shut up. I'm sticking to Portland and maybe he will. Maybe this off season is different. Or maybe the blazers themselves decide, you know what? We got to find a new way forward. That would not be shocking. And with the nets, as we know, there's been plenty of James Harden speculation. We discussed this last week. If harden decides, this is not the place for him. So if those three guys are potentially in play this summer and you want to hold on to Ben Simmons for that opportunity so that you then have three, four, 5, however many years of embiid and Lillard and beat and Beal and beaten harden. That's not the most unreasonable scenario to contemplate if you're feeling. Oh, it's not. And we'll get deeper into this next week, but I'm starting to wonder how available bill might be before the deadline? I mean, if you're Washington, like, what are you doing? What do you hold on to him for? If they make him available, isn't that Ben Simmons trade happening tomorrow? I mean, I would think that's a pretty good fit right there. Ben Simmons still just 25. Kind of fits in with some of the young guys they've got there, kind of fits into the kind of environment Ben Simmons wants to be in low pressure at this point. I mean, again, we'll put a pin in that too, because we're gonna do a whole big trade deadline. We're gonna do a whole big trade deadline show next week to kind of dive into all that much more. For now, Howard, good stuff, man. We'll do it again next time. That was, by the way, your phone ringing was Damien Lillard telling us to stop talking about it. Shut up guys. Stop stop trying to trade me again. How many how much clearer do I have to be? I'm John Gonzalez, the host of SI's new podcast, sports illustrator weekly. Sports Illustrated has delivered some of the best storytelling in sports for 70 years. And now, that continues on our show. Each week we'll dive deep into the best stories from around the sports world. Sports Illustrated weekly is available every Wednesday on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe now. Check out the new podcast I am COVID. Do you want to understand how Kobe Bryant achieved his unequal determination? How did he come to his incredible passion to win? In I am Coby, we reveal intimate, never before heard tapes of Coby when he was a teenager, just as he was starting to glimpse his own greatness. It's about the making of an icon. We weave together these tapes with Kobe's high school coaches, his friends, and the figures who knew him in his youth. All episodes are out now so you can binge the whole thing. Listen to I am Kobe on the iHeartRadio app, Apple podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts..
"damien lillard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"And as we look, I mean, who needs to buy us Harris? There are teams that I think would be okay to have him, but where are we going? Where would that contract? And I know that a couple of people say, well, could you get something from Indiana for him? Could you get a couple of their players for him? I mean, maybe, but I don't see that being something there, jumping all over. And it's more, it's not really about the 36 million this year, because if it was 36 million expiring, that's a whole different conversation we're having. It's about the 70s 6 plus million or almost 77 million the next two years that is on that. That's where it starts to become a tricky thing. You asked, why would Philly want to do this? Clear up the cap sheet, maybe create room to make a run at James Harden and free agency. There's still a lot of people who are wondering if that's the ultimate goal here. If the nuts don't make the finals or the nuts may be more open to saying, all right, let's go a different direction to the nets even want to hand harden a max deal. Where is that going? And we know obviously Daryl morey has a fondness and tried to trade for harden in the past. So that's probably the end goal here though is open up some more flexibility moving forward. If you can move off of Harris in combination with Simmons. You know, it's interesting if you were, and I'm not saying the 76ers are going to go this route. But if you were to just get expiring, you clear over $70 million off your books off your books for which sounds I mean just that number sounds ridiculous, but next thing you know, you are right there to give out your close enough anyway to start talking about a max contract for a guy like James Harden, you're building around a pair of Joel embiid and James Harden, you still have Seth curry. You still have tyrese maxi's only on $2.7 million next year on a team option. You've got some pieces there around those guys. Cork miles is under contract for 5 million. And looking at some of these guys, Seth curry, this may be your last opportunity to take advantage of some of these guys being on lower contracts. Seth curry is probably going to get more than 8 million on his next contract. You look at some of these other players, eventually they're going to start making more. So it kind of starts lining up where it makes some sense. But it's also a gamble because if you're the 76ers and you do this and you don't get James Harden, suddenly, yes, you still have that flexibility, but it becomes a little bit less clear with the endgame is. Yeah, absolutely. And let's be fair too. You can also use cap space in a trade that makes making trades easier. So it doesn't take you out of the running for Damien Lillard, and the trailblazer changed their mind later. I still think that would be more likely to be a Simmons trade is how that would happen. But yeah, if I had to put a percentage on this, I'd say it's like 5% that Tobias errors gets moved in conjunction with a demonstrate. It just doesn't make sense. Now we did see charms doing some speculation, whether it was his own speculation and form speculation, whatever, about Simmons to Atlanta, John Collins comes back, could you find a third team?.
"damien lillard" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"I'll finish with this Johnny Albert Alvarez said, how about we see none play? Am I the only person thinks he can come in and help this team? No, he absolutely can come in and help the team. There's a reason why the Lakers gave him the mini mid level. The only guy that they could pay more than a minimum that's not THT, and they paid Kendrick done. They want to see what they've got too. And that's another reason why I wouldn't expect there to be a trade on January 15th because they want Kendrick nun to have time to come back in and really get a sense of what he is and what he can bring to the team. It's possible that he's great and THT continues to thrive, and you just go, you know what? We're actually good. That's not outside the realm of possibility I wouldn't say that's likely if Jeremy grant's there and the opportunities there, but you got to find out what you got before you make a move like that. I mean, what level of THT and Kendrick nun would you need to see to pass on Jeremy grant? Exactly. You would basically have to see tonight's THT for the next month. Yeah. And then would have to be to come back like normal. He would have to be his, you know, whatever 15 point per game Miami Heat Kendrick nunn. Yeah, so I mean, again, when for the Lakers, if Kendrick non comes back, he looks great, THT keeps us up, which would be awesome. That makers have got two very solid guards off their bench. And if Detroit doesn't want that, then cool. The Lakers are just fine as is all right. I think that's a good place to wrap things up again. One of these shows when the Lakers get the wind. Thank God. Lakers undefeated in 2022. That's right. Undefeated in 2022, they have not lost this year. Haven't lost this year. They do play again on Friday, taking on the Atlanta Hawks. Did you realize Trey young dropped 56 against Portland and they lost? Yeah. And Portland looked like a joyless basketball team. And Damien Lillard. But the hawks look pretty bad too. They are in fact the hawks are right now Keith and I talked about this morning. They're number two in the NBA in offensive rating. They're 29th in the NBA in defensive rating. Isn't it while to see the locks in the Knicks fall so far this season? I guess regression to the mean, right? Sorry, that was a little topic thing. But I only brought up because that's who the Lakers play. We had to get in regression to the mean before we signed up. You got to hit all the chats and give us a bingo card for life. This is part of our drinking game, I believe. Yes. Regression to the need Alex Caruso. In a vacuum. In a vacuum. Somewhere in the middle relationship analogy. Some sort of relationship analogy. All right, guys. Oh my excuses. Excuses. Oh yes, yeah. Not too, not too. Appreciate everybody for joining us tonight. Make sure you do subscribe to us over on the Lakers nation, YouTube channel, turn on those notifications as well and don't forget to follow us wherever you do listen to podcasts, whether it's Spotify, Apple podcasts, look us up Lakers nation, we would appreciate it. Until next time, everybody stay safe and see you..
"damien lillard" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"So look, it seemed to me that their whole plan, Chris was get respectable and try to replicate what the nets and clippers did, right? The nets became respectable enough and overachieved with a cast of, you know, fairly ordinary players, not all stars to the point where it attracted Durant and Kyrie Irving and the clippers did the same thing to get Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to want to come there. And the Knicks could do the same. It seemed like that's what they were trying to do. But I don't know that they had enough sustainability and what they had and there was also the dream that was floated out there. And I think the next floated by the way, that they were going to put themselves in position so that when Daimler eventually demanded out he'd want to be a Nick. There was a lot of that talk out there. I would make the argument now and I would have made it three months ago too. The Knicks don't have the assets to get Damien Lillard. And so here they are. I think they're kind of hemmed in. Mitchell Robinson is kind of flatlined. RJ barret has upside but disappointing right now. There are other young guys are probably going to be good but not great. Again, this so it goes back to long term plan. If you were trying for a slow build, then I'll stop reaming in a second here and let you go. But like if you were trying for the long term build, you would not have hired tips, you would have not gone for a win at all cost season win now, get Derrick Rose, get Taj Gibson, you know, short term guys, by the way. Again, you asked about a 5 year plan. Those are guys are not part of a three to 5 year plan. They're older. So you could have had another bad year last year and gotten a high pick and maybe you have Evan mobley, or maybe you have Jalen green, or maybe you have cade Cunningham or maybe you have somebody else. They would have been better off still going to slow version. The Knicks never do patience. And I think to the extent that this feels like the old Nick's still Chris and why I don't rule out some move for a Russell Westbrook or something is because the owner is still the owner and he wants to win now. He always wants to win now. And I think though we do not know Leon rose's plan because we have not heard it, it does feel to me like more moves than not under his watch, including the hiring of tibs are about trying to win now and not about a patient slow build or building around youth or using the draft lottery. It's more about getting guys who will just prop you up in the short term and that's fine. And last season had its value, but it was it was not built to be sustained. You know, I was on air in Boston when the Celtics signed Joe Johnson to that contract that everyone was kind of getting nostalgic. It's like it's been 20 years since Joe Johnson played for the Celtics, but I kind of cringed because that 2001 draft was largely a disaster for the Celtics. They drafted Joe Johnson at number ten, very good player, obviously. But traded him away in his first season. At number 11, the Celtics drafted kyrik brown over the likes of Richard Jefferson, Troy Murphy, players like that Jason Collins was in the teens there..
"damien lillard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Yeah, his final year of his contract, the new extension he just signed in 25, 26 is $59.6 million. So I mean, that's just going to be where it goes. It's just going to be a slew of contracts between 40 and 45, 55, even up to 60 million. I mean, that's just where it's headed. And that's the MBA model is you pay for top end talent and you backfill the rest of the roster around that. Until somebody finds a model of chase replace and go with the middle salary guys, that works over and over and over again. It's the best way to win. I can see this playing out to where now that this is out there that Lillard wants this extension. If the blazers say that's too much, we don't want to pay that. Does that then put us down a path to where the blazers decide to move on from Damian Lillard? I know that's kind of the opposite of what we've been here. So far it's been maybe they'll train CJ, maybe they'll get involved in a CJ McCollum for Ben Simmons deal and all that kind of stuff. But now, if loaded is saying, look, fine, if we're going to have all this turmoil and everything, I need to get paid if I'm sticking around does that then put us down that path if the blazers decided, you know what? I don't want to pay Damian load that much at age 35. So that's the other thing here is that this could this could lead to Damian Lillard finishing his career in Portland. That's on the table. That could possibly happen. It could also be Damien Lillard heading out of town now and the Portland Trail Blazers suddenly being open to trading him. If they decide they're not willing to do this. Yeah, it just creates an uncertainty. That didn't seem to be there before because if it is, I'm insistent that the minute I'm eligible, I want this extension. That gets a little harder, right? Then you're really kind of like, boy, there's a lot of questions we have to ask and better come up with the right answers, otherwise. If you're Portland, I get it, Portland has had one of the richest ownership groups in the history of the league with Paul Allen and now the trust owning team with Joni Allen running that. It is still at the end of the day, a smaller market team. Now they benefit from being kind of a one sport city right as far as the big four major sports go. So that does help them. But yeah, that's tough because otherwise you could put your team and ruin for years. If that now, you could still get out of it by trading Lillard sometime in the next couple of years because as we've seen with Westbrook and wall and even Chris Paul, a couple years ago, remember that Chris Paul contract a couple of years ago, didn't look so hot and now.
"damien lillard" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And the problem with all of this is that, say that you do decide to go future centric with some of these deals, Damian Lillard's probably not happy with that. And then you probably end up losing dame, so you can't really go future centric with these deals. You have to go almost just like shake up deals more than anything. Like, that's more what I'm kind of wondering. Like, is there a shake up deal for Portland that could just like change the energy of their situation. More than like them going out and trying to substantially change their direction? Because I think a deal like that probably happens in the summer, and frankly, I think it probably involves Damian Lillard, you know, making a choice that Portland fans may not be happy with. But that's the only way the direction substantively changes is if they mean Lillard says, okay, send me to what Stephen a Smith has continued to say it's his favorite destination in the New York Knicks. Send me to Philadelphia, send me to X, Y, and Z otherwise you're still trying to win because you have Damien Lillard. And it's hard to formulate deals when that's the case. It is. And the other reason that would probably push things is that typically historically moves involving star players that stars for younger players and draft picks. And so then the bottom comes out enough that you can get and you know you and I think could think about this in a variety of them. One of them is like the Anthony Davis charter, or even going back to the Chris Paul trade, which led to the I believe they were the hornets then getting ED, which is if you really want to build the next great blazer shade, meaning not involving their current guys. It's almost definitely going to involve at some point being bad enough to get some real draft equity. And honestly, that's not going to happen when take me a lawyer is available. He's too good. Even in this limited form, maybe a.
"damien lillard" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"Money make their running into the same problem right now. But also the blazers are in this exceedingly challenging situation from a personnel perspective. And what I mean by that is the wizards are far from the worst roster in the league. I mean, they have to be lured, who is having a rough year, but it's an incredible talent. They have CJ and palli. They have a I would say they have a not a high playoff roster, but a play of calor. The challenge is that it is also an expensive roster with some important players in free agency soon. So where they go from here, how much latitude the next general manager has, but also, over the years, there are a lot of audience of one questions and typically refer to that as ownership. It's like, okay, does ownership really want to pay this player? But in many ways, this is also a deeply and audience of what question of what does he want for the rest of his career? What does he want for the next two to three years? Because if you want state port one more power to him. But if he wants to be somewhere else, well, that's something that the new, the new decision maker is going to have to make happen. Yeah, and I give Damian Lillard credit insofar as he has been pretty public in terms of how he's feeling. Like this summer, there were whispers. And he seemed like he was, you know, a little bit more open. Maybe, and then when the season started, he was like, no, look, there was a time in the summer where I was thinking about it, but now I'm fully committed, right? So as long as these days fully committed, you keep Damien Lillard because the odds of you finding a player like Damian Lillard again are exceedingly low. So look, like you mentioned the idea of like a coach firing or a coach firing and then the general manager, hiring coach. I bring it back to that just insofar as I get that the blazers may be felt like they didn't need to fire Neil Lil Shea and that he could be the long-term answer. So you let him make the decision to hire Chauncey billups, by the way, the hiring of Chauncey billups was extremely fraught. Due to allegations and Chauncey billups is passed of, I guess that they had to investigate a sexual assault situation. Memory serves at the very least. And then nil Shay decided to get very angry and frustrated during the press conference about very rightfully asked questions regarding their process for investigating those claims that happened back when Chauncey Phillips, I believe played for the Boston Celtics. Is that correctly? Is that correct? I believe so. As far as I recall, that's right. So all of that happens and after you decide to let me a little Shay make the Chauncey billups higher, you decide, then that you're going to investigate him for this toxic workplace. There's no way that this is new information for the blazers that Neil osha was running a workplace that might be seen by some as toxic, right?.
"damien lillard" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Howard, where the blazers have their own internal issues to deal with over the weekend the team confirmed that there is an internal investigation going on into blazers, general manager, Neil O'Shea, the investigation, centers around O'Shea, allegedly creating a hostile work environment. And I've been told that for the last roughly week or so investigators have been calling in members of the organization for interviews. They have been calling former staffers and coaches that work for that team to discuss how they were treated by O'Shea in the past. You know, I've got some thoughts on this myself, but give me your reaction to this investigation into Neil osha. The difficulty here Chris is that we don't really have any details yet. There's just a broad description of hostile work environment. And we don't know what that entails. We don't know how many people in sales we don't know what kind of behavior it allegedly entails. And so I'm going to withhold there's nothing to say with all judgment. There's nothing to judge. I don't know what we're I don't know what we're judging yet. I assume we will hear more in the days and weeks to come. Or maybe by the time we hear those details, maybe he'll already be out if it's that bad. And if their internal investigation. Discovers that things are that extreme, I had not heard any hint of anything like this in prior years. I had never gotten any sense that there was any trouble in Portland up until now the most pressure on Neil O'Shea with regard to his job with the blazers was whether or not he'd done enough to get Damien Lillard a championship level supporting cast. As a basketball matter, he was already, I think, under fire in some quarters. Obviously, the Chauncey billups higher was a notable flashpoint as well, a couple of months ago, but in terms of the way Neil oles runs the team..
"damien lillard" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"He's from the bay. It's on the West Coast. They've shown themselves be bold. I haven't even done the math. I think Lord makes around 40 million rights. You'd have to do some Some combination, right? Some weird combination. I mean, Jamie's wins don't have to be in the mix a future first round pick. I mean, I think that's a merciless organization and Draymond Green was really interesting and adversarial. I thought on the TNT show, which which which I found amusing. But Maybe Draymond goes that direction. Hope it doesn't happen. I'm rooting for Portland. I like those markets. I don't want to see the big boys always went in, but I think we're gonna look back at these NBA playoffs at least the first round. And the most decisive moment. The thing that shapes the history of the NBA more than any other is last night's historical Effort by Damien Lillard in a loss that may send him somewhere else. It is a bomber for Portland. That guy's got no help. And let me say this, Lastly and we'll get to a bunch of other stuff. I was thinking about this house the Nets game yesterday. Way up in the hockey seeds, Beautiful building. I was thinking about how much I doubt a lot of players. Now, James Harden. In the playoffs. I doubt Paul George in the playoffs. I have doubted Chris Paul's leadership off in the playoffs. I used to doubt Having loved one member of that guy actually made it The playoffs might go down the list. And in every case, I'm right, like there's facts behind that. And I realized that it's really hard to be great in the MBA. Because the pressure is not on the team. It's on the individual. It is disproportionally. It's almost like being a quarterback. It is it is disproportionately applying to the star. And then you have this added mind game of Jordan into the Kobe Lakers into the Warriors and LeBron where there's been, It's been really hard to push through, and so talented player just haven't been able to do what they need to do. Not at all. Very few can go to that stratosphere and those that can write your Tim Duncan Kobe Bryant. Kevin Barnett, You're Dwayne Wade. You're LeBron your your step in the Warriors. I mean, your dark You're Dirk. You remember the championships? Maybe. Don't get as many as you should write some of those guys 145 some win some win one which you get him. And in the old days, there weren't that many greats who never got one like Chuck and Karl Malone. Right way, put it up to Jordan. There are very few guys that I can think of who deserve because of their individual skill championships who don't have them because of where we are in the NBA Just force your way to the team. I don't think James Harden deserves one. He's probably gonna get one. Deserve has nothing to do with it. Damian Lillard is the most talented guy in sports, not won a championship. Who should? This isn't lefty before he won his first major Right. It's not that this isn't even Karl Malone, who couldn't get past George, but had a guy named John Stockton. Willard doesn't have enough in his talent is worthy of the 14 minutes we spent talking about him and the pain that probably needs to come to Portland because I have not surrounded with the players. They need to. It ain't fair, but But life ain't fair 855 to 1 to four CBS I've got I've got a bone to pick with Charles Barkley. And I don't know how to get the memo of Tom. I'm the guy that comes up with nicknames. And street clothes is way too good. Only Anthony Davis Street closes like I feel really ashamed that I did not come up with that. It's better than playoff pee his pants better than all of them combined, so we'll give Chuck a little bit of love. Talk about the Lakers try to get into a soccer. There's a lot to hit. But first it's a feud between me and Charles Barkley..
"damien lillard" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"But the destruction In the process, it Z not necessary to do it that way. It's just not that I know that some people say Well, it's not. It's not about even silence. Yeah, but you dragged him into it. Just like in Brooklyn with Kyrie. You know Steve Nash to have to meet the media three times a day. So it's not about Steve Nash. But you dragged him into this. Um so I just hope you know, with with these two situations going on right now. Uh, that now is the players they look. Two players have more power now, which which is a good thing, but how you use it matters and when you use it, it does matter. Because because James Harden, and they think he can accomplish his goals. Like I said, he's gonna get traded. But the way you do it, you know to me it matters. And in the way I feel bad for James Harden, because I don't know him. I know of him. He's a really good guy like you face a great great player. He's playing great basketball and done some great things in Houston. But I was that who's who's advising him? Who's telling him? This is the right course of action that this is the way to do it that that's what kind of bothers me a little bit so I don't think he needs to have this blemish on his cheese. Tremendous career that has happened to this point. Molly is always great stuff will talk to you next week. Thanks so much. Pop giant. You have a good day. Thank you. Sure, Friday night. I mean, there you go kind of just soil his entire time and in Houston based 13 scoring championships there is this championship and MVPs. What he's saying is you're burning everything. You know that? I think I'll retire his number of Houston anymore. I mean, over traded. That's the way but he couldn't. He could have gotten traded by just shutting it around and just all privately publicly like this now. You know he's burning a bridge that he may not be able to ever repair in the moment right now. He doesn't care about that. But at one point his life he will He will and Molly brings up great points from a guy who was a great player and a front office executive. You lose leverage. You do it. You're doing everything that undermine the organization that you tried and that you helped and you try to win a championship all these years. And again. The thing that bothers me is Durant did it The right way gets criticized Steph Curry does it the right way gets criticized, But yet James Harden, somehow we'll escape criticism. This is not how how you do it is shaping criticism. John. He's getting hammered. He is right now. But I just Durant got so much criticism for a guy who played of his contract played hard for O. K. C. Was a free agent chose a great situation won two championships, 12 MVPs and the championship. I mean, is the guy didn't write against criticized. Yeah, and then Harden will force his way out and he'll still be celebrated. If they win. I just I don't get it. They should have power. Absolutely. They should have power. But then don't sign a long term contract. Go two year to year to year. You can't have it all. And then these guys get disgruntled. The organization gave heart whether you hate him or like him, and I know a lot of worries. Fans hate him. They did everything they could to appease this guy, and maybe they just did too much to appease him because now he feels like well, I can do whatever I want, say, he said he gets traded the Brooklyn and they keep hiring Kevin Durant and they win a championship. Maybe not this year, but they want it next year. I think he's going to be the talking heads on TV are gonna question the validity of it. And all of it as much as they did Durant. I think hope, even see how it plays out. We'll see how it plays out. It sounds like he's gonna get traded. Maybe maybe kind of her show today. Yeah. The Christmas show he joins US weekly. It's always great is sponsored by Marine health. Your healthy place in the problem Lunch show sponsored by you, a local 3 93, representing thousands of construction workers, the plumbing pipe fitting H V. A. C R service technician fields in the South Bay. We build it right? The first time we're just mere minutes away from foreplay, which you like If you missed what James Harden said after the game last night. We've got it for you from Miss Steve Kerr postgame talking about the junkie defense on Steph Curry. We've got that for you, Damien Lillard on potentially playing in some sort of a bubble where you just go to games, some practice and home. And then this has been a lot of people been talking about it. Tom Brady going up the Alex Smith after the Buccaneers ousted the W F T and how much respect he has for him. He was on Mike dips. We'll play that for you as well. It's all coming up next. Only here on the SportsCenter. Did you know you can listen to Papa in London? Your Google home? Smart speaker. Just say play. Okay. NPR. Traffic.
JJ Redick On Life Inside An NBA Bubble
"J. Reddick from his standout college basketball days, a Duke or as an accomplished 14 year N B, a veteran now with the New Orleans pelicans, But he's also been an avid podcaster over the years hosting shows for Yahoo sports and the ringer. Now he's launching his own podcast with co host Tommy Altar, where he speaks with everyone from politicians to fellow players. Here. He's talking to Damien Lillard about life inside the NBA bubble and isolated environment at Disneyworld, where the N BA is playing all its games. What are your early impressions of playing in the bubble? I was like, man, I don't know how it is. Don't work. I don't know who's going to show up interested who are being shaped like what is it going to be like? So