18 Burst results for "Damon CJ"
"damon cj" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Thought never crossed my well across mine the last two nights that I watched them all the way home. House. Is, good I like him but you just gone out of bounds to say no inbound. On saying, show me show me something Chris. How can you? How can you defend thirty one percent from the floor and three fourth quarters against the Lakers? That's pathetic. Cook if my dad's not. Huddled there's more. There's more to the gain than just the fourth quarter. Had he not been so spectacular there blown out in the beginning to begin with if Lebron James in a D don't shoot as bad as they did from the free throw line, the Lakers and the team visited the twenty point game. They are not only the worst defensive team in the bubble they might be the worst defensive team in all basketball they are terrible it might the Lakers should score. One hundred, forty, a game, and what was the score the first game they scored what ninety three what skill there because they they don't make. They don't really shoot the three ball from the outside world. You're absolutely right and what the Blazers try. Do they try to outscore you? Their deepest is offense we WANNA game in the one thirty, one, forty. If we feel with our back hort it with a little help Millo, we're going to be okay but. Hasn't given them that twenty twenty ballgame whiteside outside of the first game hasn't been as effective as he wasn't the first ballgame. So you're asking basically Damon Cj Lisa Somehow get the seventy in order for them to win this series and Lebron. As you pointed out had the audacity late, this game. Left. Makes another he's got a rare hot hand from free. If we could see this, he makes the three and he has the audacity to backpedal up to floor and mean, Mug the Portland Trailblazers.
"damon cj" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"What? Out of all the possible. West Round one matchups? there. There's a you know we could get a Houston Denver. You could see a little. Maybe okay. See against the clippers like. Is there a match at that? You're fired up for. I love both of those I. Mean I'm I'm dying for both of those not very excited to see who the Lakers play in the first round I! Really Admire, what Memphis has done and you know really come in from from from out of nowhere and to have the I mean you know Jami? rant turned out to be a sensational number. Two pick and that's you know. Look the lottery ball, but you know they pull together. A bunch of disparate young pieces pretty goddamn quickly to be in the position that they're in having, said all that and. All that admiration I don't want them in the playoffs. I'd much rather see a team like Portland, and let's just beat this to death five to one odds for Portland to Grad that eight seed with a with a roster. That's legitimately like nine deep ten deep like. That our guy has zone is still involved, which makes me nervous announcers today. We're calling him Rio as a star. Conham real I'm still going to think he sucks. Calm whatever navy? What I still wouldn't want to see him in crunch time. We'll let that be the bet. We jump on I think. As much as you would dissuaded by that the fact that they have to beat Memphis twice. You're right as soon as they beat him. Once we could hedge, and we never will. We never I think it's an incredible amount of pressure on the eighteen. Yeah, on the eighth seed because. You know it's in the back of your head and go well. If we don't win this one, we still have them one more time, but Portland life or death that first game. Then you go to the second game. If they get there and now it's like well. We just beat you. Let's go again right and it's a really tough spot for. You. You're talking about Jami rant Jaren Jackson. Who? Really haven't played a meaningful NBA game ever right now. You'RE GONNA. Have these two play in games that are going to feel like game seven of the finals. It's these are like real sporting events with ramifications. We haven't had that for five months. That could get the same rating that like the Eastern Conference finals would have gotten last year. Yeah, so it's a lot of pressure on those guys. Then you're going to get dame and. and Cj and all the other dudes, but Damon CJ specifically who've been in a million big games. They're not going to be scared. It's why that first game is so delicious. and there's got to be a betting angle for us on on that very first game. I'm sure Portland's favored. You guys like the double elimination. Right I I thought that was a really good. Related wrinkle I love it, I made. The conference makes it more well. Look I have I. do have a a a bet that I'm I'm buying. It requires a favor I. Don't know if you guys can help me with this. The Wizards are minus ten thousand to miss the playoffs right so I was just thinking man. If I only had a super rich friend, could loan me a million dollars and I bet a million dollars on the wizards that missed the. That's a fast ten thousand dollars for recovery. A sucker bet though. Well, WHO's The sucker? What do you mean this already? A rewatch blizzards the. G. League T. You feel good about you feel good about the nets. Though they they would only have to jump. Basically. They would only have to jump. To wins on the nets, and then they could potentially get a in game against the nets who are similarly decimated. That's like they're not similarly decimated through the gizzards over under is one and a half that also happens to be how many NBA players. They have on their team. And that's if you add up three players that are three quarter. One Third NBA player. What if you're on the wizards? If you're on the wizards, and your and you come back with zero wins. You're expected that one and a half zero it's. How do you look your wife in the? Is She shaking her head and you went out there. You Son of a bitch? Terrible food risking our lives, not even one win. It'd be like a Vietnam vet. Has she still have really hot CHAMARA? Great. Who who are that best three nets players left. Let's a good question. Was Look let me look at this roster? Real quick so the nets. They signed.
Rodney Hood suffers torn Achilles during Lakers-Blazers game
"Some quick injuries. Here we mentioned the Portland Trailblazers off the top of the show. Rodney Hood went down with a torn left. Achilles versus the Lakers. He was having a pretty good season By his standards of pretty good season for them and they also needed him he was eating up a a ton of minutes. The hits keep coming for the blazers. They're still without knowledge. They're still without Zach Collins Quickly for the two of you you know we mentioned maybe they go allowed to make a play for love but this is just an absolute killer for a team that has been decimated by injuries. Yeah I I. It certainly doesn't help things because if you're looking to use camp as more as as A trade peace like you need bodies on the wing you need more guys that can play minutes out there and there. There are so few reliable options for them that it's it's hard it's going to be hard for them to sort of serve serve every need they've got. This is why you need the best versions of Damon. Cj and you need whatever you can get out of mellow and the other big because it's pretty dicey when you get to the wing and the backward I mean this is the risk with Rodney. anyh- always right inconsistency on the court what you were saying he has had a good start to the season but also with health issues. So I'm sorry but you can't really count on him to be like like a supplemental guy. Yeah if you're lying on Rodney Hood you're already in a pretty dangerous place
"damon cj" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Carmelo debut we also they look good offense we got we got looks good looks at the basket file at least two or three times taken strong bass eating came way into so that kind of fact is line but I thought for morning shootaround those those pretty good right from the get go just try to give them you know it's gonna be a process that the offense of and but you know you can you can get a shot tried to get him the ball is in response to these comfortable with you know it's going to be not having team out there to obviously change the dynamics of the offense but you know he's a smart player you need thanks to well time outs and I said I thought every time every shot he had he was getting a good look at the basket will fall over time as yeah well neither said even to someone that you miss I thought he was going strong Baskin didn't get a call so then you know that affect his percentage but you'll hear a good looks as turnaround jump shots in the post made a couple threes yeah I think I I I was very encouraged by the looks of the god when dames back it is no will be in there James office for three stars well a few is one is it takes pressure off of Damon CJ to have to score the ball you don't have your pick roles it won't be as taxing on those two guys but the other thing is whether it's a pick and roll it forcing mismatch either for for mail or for games putting him integrals either on the side of the mid I think just creates problems for the defense and Danes agree pickled player so they'll be fun to watch.
"damon cj" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"And I know I'm in trouble when I'm old the way over it by like OHSU. across the will and I'm like I definitely had turned around here so I was able to make it in time because I took a ride in Albuquerque basic Michael right it was really cool I heard bill Walton got on the drums yeah yeah is a really fun celebration for the jurors but cool stuff and I think it's a certain once again shows how special this fiftieth anniversary season is going to be and it's exciting as well to J. because the team is coming off one of the most exciting seasons they had and so as we can to get those back to school vibes here we get ready to roll with the season just around the corner I'm wondering for you you look at everything that's laid out on the table for the Blazers next season and what are you most excited about for this upcoming campaign well I mean I I chuckle because there's so much I mean the Shea and the the staff and I mean they did so much in the off season it was a whirlwind you know at the draft and then free agency and the trays the deals that were made you know overturning a good portion of this this roster so for me one of my most excited I mean I don't think if you want to answer but I'll just say I'm excited to see his on white side you know fill that role while you surf nurkic cheese is rehabbing from the injury you know for the first a chunk of the season I'm excited to see how you know I mean I think Rodney hood will kind of just pick up where he left off and has a guy like can't babies more fit into the rotation Terry Stotts as some decisions to make and also got like mark his own yeah I mean I think I've been see everybody's been see in the clips on on social media how hard he's been working out and and strength training in challenging. I know but but when we talk about it from basketball sample I'm excited to see what he can bring to this team I think you can help this team on both ends of the court so that's more than one answer but there was so much movement in the off season there's a lot to be excited about well you make a good point it was more movement in this off season than we've seen in previous recent offseasons and you now have some new pieces that will be playing pivotal roles as you go along side though Damon CJ who are now secured for the long term here as part of this franchise so I think that molding together of the new pieces plus really the backbone of this team and Damon siege is going to be really exciting to see how that pair so well and then also I think this team now having experience from such a deep playoff run and how that will impact the entire season that's going to be very exciting to witness but just the Western Conference in general for me you look at how so many different teams either re loaded a retooled to really make a push now that many people feel the league is more competitive than it ever has been I think it just makes for quality basketball night in and night out so they'll make our jobs really fun covering yeah all these games everybody's getting better and the blaze doing just rest on their laurels that Western Conference finals one they've gotten better too right exactly we'll stick around we'll talk to somebody who has certainly gotten better Jonathan yeah you do not want to miss his story an unbelievable.
"damon cj" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Today's episode of undisputed from start to finish. They've got a busy slate. So skip Shannon. Let's get to it. Welcomed, undisputed. We are live from Los Angeles. I'm Jenny Taft here skip Bayless. Shannon Sharpe guys. Good morning. Good boarded. How are you? Good. How are you? I'm a lot better than Damon CJ. That's all I. Boy, do I hear you. I have new seats every day. I discard my suits after one I'm starting to notice that happens when you're in the big time. Yes. I guess I need to give them that wardrobe that some competition Shannon. I see how every single day. You just never know if you picked it out, you didn't do it autumn. Eratosthenes skip ULA. Graded that you hear and black, every day, it was left up to you. That is true. We've got a lot to get you on today's show is LeBron trying to put an end to the Lakers drama because boy, we have had a lot into disease Elliott cost himself a big contract. We'll talk about him soon. But we are going to start with the warriors, they made history last night, becoming the first team since the nineteen sixty Celtics to make five straight NBA finals. The blazers raced out to a fast art for the third straight game and led by seventeen late in the third quarter. But once again, they could not close it out Steph curry, Draymond green each triple doubles to lead the comeback with Steph finding dream on for Hegarty three in the final minute of overtime. Damian Lillard had his best game in weeks, but missed the potential game winner at the buzzer. The warriors have now won five straight game. Since Kevin Durant went down, Shannon will the warriors be able to blend Katie back in with this team in the finals, the Keihin. They blended him in when he arrives get. Remember that play two years before Katie got their win. Seventy three and nine Steph with two-time league MVP, and they blended him in his first year there, I think they went sixty eight and fourteen sixty seven eight, something like that they want, like sixty game a little off the seventy three win total. So sure they can, they're different with K D. They're extremely right? They're just not better. I just believe in. Draymond kind of echo, what I've been saying. Yes, they're great team. Yes, they believe they can win without Katie. Katie Berkeley, makes them unbeatable because they got a guy when the rubber meets the road need to meet the road. He can go get your thirty five in the Aycell situation. Sometimes that works to their disadvantage, because even though they got down skipped this I think third straight game. They got down by Lee seventeen the ball, cap, moving the cut step kept happening in the next thing. You know they find themselves right back into the game. And late in the ballgame, the execution this lawless the other team flounders. They find themselves winning the game. And.
"damon cj" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Get that he I'll buy that. But you do have twenty four hours to get. No. We, we do it around the clock. Right. Well, I'm just a little surprised by that because it's not normal behavior for a superstar. They come out for their team. Get the does he not want to be in the spotlight where he'd have to worry about the cameras are on me every move to push to get out in the way of something. Then just add the way you look you're really trying to cover for him. And I don't know why. But the man who said it best yesterday at the shoot around was not Steph curry, but Seth curry made a great point yesterday. He said, the warriors are not better without Kevin Durant. But they are harder to guard without Kevin Durant. Yes, they are. Yes, it into story that sums it up because all the sudden, when you don't have any clear outs, you don't have any isos they are running in cutting, like Bain cheese, because it's hard to guard. Those biggest thing is give. That you have three guys did their main purposes to set picks katie's out for stepping Klay to cosmic runoff and then roll to the basket. Yeah. So they are very different and it seems like they cut heart. The screens are set more firm. It just seems like guys on the floor a lot more because they realize the margin in which they can win his greatly decreased. Because you don't have a guy that you will you thirty miles on a nightly basis. So everything picks up his heightened it does. And I gotta I gotta get props to Steph and clay there in supreme shape. Absolute run so hard off picks, especially step, it just again, he gives out the ball to reposition. Like as soon as he gives it back to a big he's going, baseline, cutting another pick. He'd have been a heck of a track via run. He probably the real job at like something around sixteen hundred sixty meters get. Thirty two hundred agree. And he's underrated athlete because his quickness is. It's sort of shocking to your eye because he doesn't look that Athletico until it starts cutting these say, we did those gears come. He he'll get he'll get the ball in their right there. He'll give it up. And then he takes run into all the way to the other side, I might how did he get this, so quick? And I believe Stephen made the point Damon CJ and Seth or having to chase him so much that by the fourth quarter, you're sort of worn out, mentally, and physically. And that's what you need to do with Steph, remember air, Gordon was going at him making him play defense and his tree struggled on the office of in all of a sudden era going goals. Cole. He doesn't makes them work on the defensive in sin. Could have still license up game. What game six boom is over. Yeah. Game five they wanna game is over. Yeah. So back to game three. Games game. You game six six game three Portland. This team has to have enough pride those two stars. And I'm going to give Damian is considered a superstar in CJ's at least considered a star wrecked. They have so much to proven game three because they're getting I was say these big playoff series. They either reveal or expose character if got revealed by Seth last night. We saw he's got deep character. He inherited part of it. And part of it, he had to teach himself, but he had the confidence because of his father and his big brother to say, I can do this on that h last night, Damon CJ just disappeared as they became the crash brothers right on schedule because we've seen it from both of them regularly in the playoffs. We saw CJ rise and shine against Denver a young Denver team at home at Denver game seven, but this is the stage. This is the Western Conference finals. And so both of their legacies. They've been playing long enough there. On the line in game. Three would be Saturday night. It'd be real bad for CJ. Hey K D. Hold on y'all. Got y'all. Got us without me that is correct, y'all could do is he gonna have Kevin? So this wouldn't be a good..
"damon cj" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"To get that. I'll buy that. But you do have twenty four hours to get. No. We, we do an around the clock. Right. Well, I'm just a little surprised by that. It's not normal behavior for a superstar. They come out for their team. Get the does not want to be in the spotlight where he'd have to worry about the cameras are on me every move to push off to get out in the way of something. And then just that way. You look you're really trying to cover for him. And I don't know why. But the man who said it best yesterday at the shoot around was not Steph curry, but Seth curry made a great point yesterday. He said, the warriors are not better without Kevin Durant. But they are harder to guard without Kevin Durant. Yes, they are. Yes here into story that sums it up because all the sudden when you don't have any clear outs, you don't have any isos they are running in cutting, like Bain cheese, because it's hard to guard. The biggest thing is, is that you have three guys that their main purposes to sit picks. Katie's out for Steph in clay to run runoff and they roll to the basket. Yeah. So they are very different and it seems like they cut heart. The screens are set more firm. It just seems like guys on the floor a lot more because they realize the margin in which they can win his greatly decreased. Because you don't have a guy that can will you thirty miles on a nightly basis. So everything picks up his heightened. It does. And I gotta give props to Steph and clay there in supreme shape, they run so hard picks, especially step, it just again he gives out to the ball to reposition as soon as he gives it back to a big. He's just gonna get baseline cutting other pick. He'd have been a heck of a track and field run. He probably the real job at like something around sixteen hundred sixty me skip. Thirty two hundred degree. And he's underrated athlete because his quickness is. It's sort of shocked your eye because he doesn't look that Athletico until it starts cutting these say would it those gears, come, he'll, he'll get the ball in their right there. He'll give it up. And then he takes run into all the way to the other side, like, how did he get this so quickly? And I believe Stephen made the point Damon CJ and Seth or having to chase him so much that by the fourth quarter sort of worn out, mentally in physical. And that's what you need to do with Steph, remember heir Gordon was going at him making him play defense and his tree struggled on the offense of being all of a sudden era going goals. Cole. He doesn't makes them work on the defensive end sin could have still lights up game..
"damon cj" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"I'm just telling you what I saw last night, it was stunning to my I and I'm not going to give them tired. I've seen teams come out of a hard-fought series there on fire just their momentum while the other team has a little rest. Russell. We've never seen another team that has so much to prove. That's not. They ran into that buzzer. You know, sometimes like what's happened. I look at Steph is a great white. He's got this taste of blood in his mouth. Now the second hand getting look like a great why he. But yet, that's when you look at a great way he just women. Right. He just. In the next day, TJ. Oh, yeah. And now he's got that taste like. Oh, okay. You know what? I'm a bomb that would not that which all really good y'all. Forget, I'm the last guy in the NBA that one back back VP's. I'm that guy. So you know what y'all keep on bumping him talking about Katie this, and Katie that in Katie is historically, great. But they forget about that little guy run there, 'cause he giving it to right now, let me tell you a terrorist. In cana. I don't know if you noticed this. But when covari looney sprints to the top of the key to three point land, he's not doing that to roll to the basket. So Steph, can dump it down to it. He's gonna pick the guy that's garden step. So Steph, can launch a twenty eight foot three point shot. Yeah. So you can stand up under the basket and get it out today. If you like what if it was me, I'm gonna meet him at that point to contest that do you remember what Billy Donovan was seen to be mouthing on the bench one night in Oklahoma City when Kanter played for the thunder? I can't play Kanter because he, he doesn't defend right. I think he's defended at a much higher level this year for Portland I've ever seen him. But when you ask him to do that, I don't know, he's going to have to because that's all Kabbah looney in Boeing's doing to tear Stotts point is if you don't fight do picks, and try to get guys and a rough up staff rough up clay. Yes, did just going to green light start shooting in it, and you realize what? Happened in the fourth quarter last night, because I'm going to remind everybody despite eighteen turnovers for Portland to the first three quarters. That's a lot of turnovers. What was the score after three quarter right there? Six points down. So it's still a basketball game at that point. What's the score of the fourth quarter. It's thirty nine to twenty three and what happened. Well, Damon CJ did not happen Dame took two shots and CJ took one shot in the fourth. You can't do that. If you're those two guys this is on a platter for you to say, okay, here we go. Watch this in the big skip about these two guys is that you gotta make those guys work early on. Eric Gordon, and those guys would make Steph curry work. I agree. But if you don't make you work and you let him have his legs. Okay. Well, he does what he gonna do. Okay. And yet, if you look at the box score got it right ear. What happened for Golden State in the fourth quarters. They ran away thirty nine to twenty three. Steph didn't happen. He scored a grand total of three points in the fourth quarter clay happen. Yes. Clay. Made four out of five shots in two threes. And it went, boom. Boom yawn. Yeah. He can heat up in. That's what makes them skip. The thing is you see a guy like somebody get rebound and clay instead for spring to the three point land. Yeah. And the guy the looking to get picks..
"damon cj" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"So he wants to be in the guy that takes the shot. These things have happened. Right. But now we've gotten to a point where this is gone off a so long that basically everybody who went too far with it early gets to be right now. Because a lot of what they're saying. The broken clock has finally come around at twelve thirty seven whatever it was on. Right. This is where they are. But I don't know what they do as a franchise. Also don't know how much to take completely out of this series, Paul George. They were talking about what before early in the series. The do couldn't even raise his arm then get out here to play. He hasn't played. Well, either Paul George, by the way is about to live that Kevin Durant. Life of you know, none of it is actually my fault. Yeah. I remember we was ridiculing Paul George. We said only time he made a game winning shot was in that commercial. Because in that commercial at that time. It was only time he hit a game winning shot. He's in the playoffs. You remember that? No, man. Paul George came over MVP candidate this year. People say Russ won't down has gained back rose down his game. Beg enough to make Paul George a legitimate MVP candidate gave you an MVP candidate out here in this series. No playoff p. No, have you heard any real ridicule to our playoff about this? I have not everything goes to Russ Billy. Donovan what is Billy Donovan demonstrated in terms of being like some great coach having seen it. He gets the skate in large part behind this because everybody gets to stand behind Russ. No matter how down you all Russ. You can't deny that fact like I can acknowledge that he's played poorly in this series. I could acknowledge that his shooting has gotten to a point where it is for real deal problem that that also much make me Bala just as much as looking at what's actually out there. I don't know why so hard for people to look at what the rest of that team is and not be able to acknowledge like, hey, man, this from top to bottom. This ain't what we thought it was going to be right? This isn't it? And so they come out here against blazers and Russ pick the wrong year to tell day literally been busting his keys for years because day, let us take that personally gave he's salty. He's so salty put a hurt on them in this series, Portland. Hey, man, if Portland head nurture is a legitimate reason to believe that they could win west really you'd go that far if they had. I think I think it's easy to look at nurk. It's just some kind of role player, but go look at the numbers that he put up this year. Like he played all NBA caliber basketball this year, if they had him to go with the way, the Damon CJ played I'm not saying that they would win a championship. Right. But I would not put them up against the warriors. Interesting. The wars are gonna walk in five or something like that some things could break, and they could have a legitimate chance to win the west or put it like this. If we had that Portland, Tim, I think most of us think that the rockets even if we don't think they're going to beat the warriors. We think they could. I think that most of us would say Portland with Nurkic could beat Houston. Hell I think a lot of us say Portland without Nurkic could beat Houston. Like, this is not some screw up squad that they're out here playing against there's a reason one of the three in the other one's six. There is a point in time..
"damon cj" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"You heard something. And and then obviously, it doesn't get confirmed. The toll right confirm. Brel believable. Unless unless he told me personally, I wasn't going to believe it until I seen it out. Yeah. 'cause you never know when stuff is growing. It was good sort like people that you could trust. But I never believe anything in this business unless I speak to someone. So there's a rumor about me or I hear something I'm going directly to who started at to ask them. Like, yo what's up because I think that's the best way to handle a lot of stuff nowadays because stuff just gets misconstrued. But I got you. All right. Your knicks. Your next have a lot of my teammates Noah von way, he's playing well for you guys right now, I like his fit there. What do you think about the team right now? And what do you guys need? What piece are you missing to to kind of get over the hump and be a playoff continue what besides Porzingis? Besides for zingers. We need a bunch of pizzas. I you know, I'm watching them play. Now. Listen, you know, we got a lot of young do at, you know, I don't I think like any kanter's the oldest duty, and he's like twenty seven, you know, poor thing, it's our vet, you know, twenty three or something crazy like that. So a lot of do aside from pieces that we need we need them to finish puberty. And and you know, learn about the game. Learn the league, you know, learning system and improve you know, we, you know, there's there's some games that I see as the Knicks. You know, we're just not going to win just talent why? But you know, we've been through so much as a franchise that I feel like if we just keep the integrity and the guys play Ord, and they are planning on running. I truly believe that is going to be the guy to to right the ship. We heard that shit for so many years. But I I really trust Dale. You know, I I like them a lot. And I think he's enthusiasm energy, passion, and most importantly is understanding of the game. And and what it takes to win is, you know, the define the clean the clearinghouse that we need it for long long time. And I think that you know, when you get young guys they're not painted and all that stuff. So I think you know, he really sort did clear clean house. Mike as good of a young player as porzingas is granted he's injured. But do you believe he's a legitimate number one the Knicks build around? No, I don't believe he's a number one. I I, you know, I I don't want any players have injury problems. But you know storage guys that size of never had long careers. So that's priority. Number one. I think he he has a high feeling that he hasn't touched yet. But I don't think he's a number one. I think he. I think he's you know, really good number two. But you know, the way the league is now, you know, you know, you guys know, it's it's, you know, Damon CJ, you need to at least two bangers, you know, Golden State Scott five, you know, and, you know, Bradley Beal and John wall in Boston's got like three or four. Hawaiian, you know, guys at every team, you know, I it has stars. You know, as multiple really good players in that, you know, that you didn't the Knicks. We don't have right now this season we're playing without our best player. So so what was the same? But I don't believe that porzingas is is I think he's a high end, you know, other guy a high end to guy. No disrespect. But also, it's it's hard to say because he's been when he's been rocking and rolling. He was rock and roll last year. You know, the the periods of the period gets are so short and he gets got injured, which sucks, so. Yeah. Maybe that guy. I'll ask you CJ. You're the expert. What do you think I think is extremely talented? But like you said before in this league you need help. And you don't just need one banker you need a lot of help you need interior presence in you need wings. Whether that's a point guard and shooting guard or shooting guard and small forward you need multiple wings back in defense..
"damon cj" Discussed on Full Court Press
"Focus question of whether he's NBA pie or not scurry good solid rotation piece those sorts of things heartless what does he have with left a kind of injuries? We don't really know yet Collins very young, but we're we're impressive seeing himself artfully on defense etcetera, but can you know, facilitate Turner cadets facilitate when you're covering up for him on different Soviet cetera. So by moving day without kind of force them to. Not say, hey, we're going to have this crutch Rory have this awesome defense of the foreign five. But that would help us increase the likelihood of winning a single game. But across the season when Damon CJ have all these minutes where they are these single handed off its creator that is too much physical toll on CJ. So now you played them together. And you were relying on five man line defense. Not just having a crutch having an awesome pairing at the four and five which was good. But again emerges spec. Looking back comparing last year team this year's team, she'll did way too much responsibility and way too much workload David C J. So that's what I saw that lineup. What you saw I know sound a little bit different. But no, yeah. Exactly. I mean, that's I mean, I was going to the numbers that I pulled in looking at comparing last year this year in in the way basketball reference shows there are a lot of minutes is a little bit strange. So I think it way there's there's a there's a, bug and basketball. I lineup and positional breakdown. And if you wanna see I don't know if they fixed it yet. But as the at least Friday when you went and looked at which player was. Larry Nassar junior had all of his minutes distributed cross point guard shooting guard small forward moment minutes power center as I wanted. I. Yeah, they have a they have a they definitely have a by. I did quick math on what they had. But they're totals. Don't add up. So there's probably a bug. They're on NBA dot com. If you look at NBA dot com click on lineup. So good of two.
"damon cj" Discussed on Full Court Press
"And we'll just leave Evan out there for a couple possessions. Even that small little thing. I mean when you're talking about winning basketball games against good basketball teams, those the coaching decisions, and they'll just the minutia. It seems like, but those are the really important nuances of what teams and coaches can do to help them win basketball games. And I thought that was a very very clever way to handle CJ Dame combed back on the court. Yeah. So just to make sure that we're seeing things so CJ Damer playing almost exclusively together this year thirty three minutes a game. So they're going off comeback on together. I want to dig into y impact etc. That minutes they're playing almost two. It's almost like if football. I ring second-string. So the first lineup is Damon CJ with Narco amino and Lehman to start layman doesn't always play. All the rotations Turner tends to kind of eat some has been it's in those rotations throughout the game. Second is Turner curry staus skiffs Collins and heartless I don't think I'm missing anyone there. And then so it was almost like I ring second-string and Turner is the guy that bridges the both of them. And he's the first guy off the bench any tends to let Damon CJ work off the ball. The last few possessions before they go to the bench and to your point four or flat or four lows around before Turner goes to the bench, let Damon CJ get their blood flowing in. Let's get the rhythm before he goes to the bench. And then we are critical of Davis leaving the main reason I was critical because they were very good defensively last year. And if you call two years ago, they were. Terrible on defense that held them back. But when they would play Davis at the four and five they were awesome on defense last year. It kind of sacrificing that was well what synthesis. Make in terms of you maintaining any sort of defensive efficacy. But. Letting Davis go to Brooklyn is almost like. Giving up a crutch, and so this is what I'll describe last year. Daymond CJ had to handle basically six minutes a game by themselves which sound like a ton. But if you watch them play towards end of the season, first of all, we talked about the fact that CJ was super inconsistent last year and there were times last year where CJ absolutely guest just dead tired Dame. Had a lot of difficulties staying healthy enough to be able to play played at times. I'm arrest talking about the warriors game, Greg when he should absolutely not been on the court on the court. And then he missed a lot of time in the last month of the season. And then they've looked awful in the postseason. Yeah. We talked about the match up, but they don't see J work asks drew just dominated both of them. And I think that I can imagine Terry Stotts sitting down Damon CJ in the year kind of doing a year in review and doing your interview, or you know, how we're Portland does that Damon CJ say, look, we we have to play together when I'm out there on the court without the other one all the offense responsibilities on me. And that is absolutely overwhelming from a physical standpoint. And so there's okay play you guys together. Now, what does that mean? So whenever they played. I mean, you Davis at the four and five last year, which was dominant offensively. Even more of the workload had to go to court at that time because the meeting day was. Mean is a permanent sheet of Davis is good? Remember on her? But neither of them on the wall for right spacing, but all of creation has to come from Damer CJ. So I think the remain reason they're playing together almost exclusively is not so much for. Hey, we're going to have a higher likelihood of winning the game that my at times have a lower likely. Now, do your point that second unit was really effective with the Spurs game. But it's not the most oppressive second unit across style..
"damon cj" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Two things that you just are so limiting in the playoffs is guys who can't make shots and then guys who can't guard shooting and the blazers have yousef nurkic who's been pretty ineffective in the series he was negative eighteen in twenty minutes they don't really have any other option having to go to zach collins down the end to to try and switch and collins was awful in this one he was negative twenty three in twelve minutes but if he's your best option as a fifth guy to switch and get out on the floor against these offenses they got anthony davis nicole merchants like you unless you have the ability to switch or you have a lot of mobility in your big you're not going to be able to guard this year especially when you turn over twenty four times and give up thirty two fastbreak points to the pelicans who quietly were the number one pace team after the allstar break it's it's tough i mean they just this roster does not have enough versatility and in the playoffs you just you have to have guys who can do everything and if they can't do everything they've better just be so fucking good at the things they do like joel embiid or rudy gobert that they changed the game by having them out there even if they have some weaknesses and yousef nurkic evan turner in his gains at davis sack collins maybe even this version of mohawk oh sleep played great in a heroic performance in game two the first game back from the surgery amino of he's not hitting shots there's too many of these guys who have too many weaknesses and and even damon cj cj doesn't really have the size at the to be a switch guy those guys don't make people uncomfortable defensively the books have had a good defense but a lot so much religious kind of built on principles and system in math and that can be broken by a team like the pelicans with this level of talent and shooting and it just it's so funny that you know i picked the blazers too thought were better during the regular season thought damon cj would be the second and third best players in the series none of that is really of course been true but a lot of it is just that this pelicans team is very.
"damon cj" Discussed on Full Court Press
"He's but he's not what i'm describing stress for in you can catch and shoot yes triple and i think that is a real area that pokes at the holes of the wolves deletes has very very slow feet and i mean we did see when they played the funder and it was just belly guarding carmelo they literally just said okay go to work melon for mellows flaws if he has a slow footed on athletic power forward on them he's going to take advantage of that taj gibson is very good at defending that but he is also such a free safety such a help option for that he also often guards the strongest center so i think that you're really looking i really do think a playmaking four can punish the wolves i feel good about the blazers not having that and with damon cj that's you know that's obviously their biggest assets is you have jimmy butler and injure wiggins who are much bigger and an have the physical tools athletically stay with those two players they can stand in front of those and i think that's i think that's big and essentially all the positives right here but pro and cons lists if we want if you and i went through the teams i really think that for furby me i'll let you go but there's really it tilts towards portland and i know that the three seed i guess i'm kind of rolling out like new orleans but of the utah of the oklahoma city and obviously of the top two teams i would i would say i think they have a shot against portland.
"damon cj" Discussed on Full Court Press
"Were published both dane an cj were like where the hell is avery bradley and both of them commented that avery bradley should be on all in the defensive team and i i look at what they're doing with shabazz napier like okay it's pretty interesting and cooler they're making it work this year 'cause when third if it's raining when they appears on the court is very good and when you watch him player like he's a very proactive guy he's not big but he makes the most of his size in his length and that damon cj if you wanted like make dame till really loved bring avery bradley back in that contract you if the if i don't know how we heather which other players though he skied a trade law that's right but they they could still functionally make it happen i don't i don't know nick it i don't know the the problem with yeah teams are had no teams can basically say this is the collective trade but we need a break it down to separate transactions us to satisfy the rules does that is so we'd have to do very often because i i you in what would inevitably happen is is the the the initial trade if you're break it up into two parts then the clippers say let's say was avery bradley for me new the uh the clippers say okay let's do this other trade first because like this is a lopsided trade and then we'll do the other trade right afterwards and the trailblazer say like wait why do you wanna do that trade first no let's do the the heart the the meeting for avery bradley trade first and then we'll do the other tree afterwards that not as like good for us basically and they'll say like i don't know like you know it's not like we can say to the media or anything like hey we add a deal because like that would be breaking the cba like that would be against the rules if we were to say that so i i think that it falls apart.
"damon cj" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Is to be able to get to it with this country omni spent so much time in indiana with just kind of gets into your blood there i saw so if they wanted to talk to you about is how in the hell is portland defending it as well as the out as of right now they are the league's thirdranked defense allowing only one hundred two point two points per 100 possessions per cleaning the glass not a team that you look at and i came in these they've got to really small guards and damon cj nurkic seems like an adequate defensive center but not you know some explosive rim protector the type of guy they don't have any when you look at is like one of the best best wing stoppers the either how the healthy doing this one of the things i love a terry stotts um i mean i could go on forever about his offense in the way they play offense but defensively they haven't changed in a number of years now and they just do of things the same way and they've played the numbers with their a defensive schemes for years and so the way they do that is some i wrote about this on the basle dictionary about a about drop pick and roll drops in so basically there two two types of drop in the pick and roll the one is the one that you're seeing more and more now is the aggressive drop were the defensive beg will greet the ball handler basically at earlier right below the level the screen to sort of take away that pull up three or that pull up to um and then also to not allow maybe a guy like russell westbrook if you drop back to far than he sort of takes off on that runway that's created and then once he's coming at you with speed and athleticism it's really hard to guard on the second way which portland does as the deep drop so they're just hanging back like rudy gobert does for the utah jazz just hanging back around the pay kind of like roy hibbert used.
"damon cj" Discussed on WSRQ Talk Radio
"The bay area american whatever fait partie roar back from the crowd and we're talking nba playoffs the eastern conference is really really strange because look the best team of the conference by by the way before we move into these and conference are we in agreement that the warriors probably wouldn't four and that these no more than five uh what alive i think the grizzlies could push the spurs the six update the spurs and six the spurs are the spurs are the spurs are that weird team that you know they're better but no they're a little older an occasionally though have bad hiccup in the playoffs will lose a game there's a good team that everybody questions right they're they're they there's a team that everybody knows good but everybody says well but whereas light the warriors are the team that while they're really good yeah i made it it it's early really means so much bad it's this book the birds even like last year they i think they played the grizzlies in the first round last year that may and the grizzlies actually even though they were decimated by injuries kinda hung with them a little bit in the first round so i don't know several i i effort the grizzlies our little bit there there healthy um the record isn't great but they're pretty wellcoached ed this point they have of the the the formula to sort of hang with the spurs a little bit the spurs the better team of the gonna win the series but but i would be surprised to see the grizzlies when it when winter games the pushed six at the warriors the portland might win a game just because damien lillard only of game goes off magna dame damon cj if they grow if they both go off i could see portland maybe winning a game at home you know you know what the the you know what the problem with playing the warriors is is that your best player can go off for fifty points and the the warriors contrite three guys out there that on any given game any given game they can go off for fifty sixty points now well with hard that's hard to defend that's hard to play against the tar i mean why here's the other thing with the.