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"dan tony" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"With Steve Nash and Dan Tony. There They're going to run. They're gonna want to run an offense where there's going to be some amount of ball movement Player movement. I don't think Dan Tony fully was behind what they had to do last year, except when they went small. I think that was more to his liking where they upped the tempo a little bit. And the ball movement got little bit better and the player movement but still it was, you know, get the board of Ross, get the ball the hardened and let them do their thing with everybody else standing around in space and three. It's because that's what the math Said was best to do I think I think Dan Tony wants to run an offense similar to what they ran in Phoenix when Steve Nash Was a point guard where it was more ball movement, although they did run a lot of pick and rolls, But nationals that distributor more than a score, he was always his scores. Second. He always wanted to get anybody else involved. I'm gonna do this thing, but if you left him open, he could hurt you. I think that's the way Nash is gonna want to play. Let's remember that Nash was a part of the words organization for the last Don't know, 23 years, and that's what they like to do. I just I don't know again. You have to ask yourself okay if they're willing to change How effective is it gonna be when they change? Will they still be the same player? It's always nice having talent. But again that talent has to fit together, and I always go back to the Warriors because it was just a perfect blend of talent. And the puzzle pieces all fitting together. I don't know that that would be the case in Brooklyn. I certainly have my doubts, but it be funny as hell to see. It may be fun to watch them either would be incredible or just blow up spectacularly. And you mentioned right. How much does he want to get out of Houston Not only did not sign a $50 million deal two year over $100 million Extension. He would have to pay a bonus $14 million in taxes, and he moved to New York. But they don't have state taxes. And so he really wants to believe he left an extension on the table and he's gonna give up money just to get out of Houston. That's it that that says more than anything, Dude I want out of here. I'm Tom done. That is a very clear sign. But Tommy, you talking about how games would have to change? By certain individuals have hardened Got there. Specifically it Kyrie Irving's game changes that goes back to what we were just talking about a little while ago in terms of you know the report out there that there's certain Nets who are not down with James Harden possible coming, and one of those guys being Kyrie Irving My thing is that if Kyrie Irving wasn't on board with it, we probably wouldn't be talking about this. This because he is going to have to this thing is gonna work. He's gonna have to sacrifice something. He's gonna have to change his game. He's gonna have to be okay. With that, and he's going to die for lack of a better way of putting it approve James Harden's acquisition by the Nets. If he's not down with it, it's not happening. In my mind, there's no way that they wouldn't make that move and be like, okay, Can we figure it out? Hey, buddy, you just deal with it. We're the ones that are calling the shots. He's gotta have some input on this because for toe work, he's going to have to work on aspects of his game that he's probably never really had to work on before. Although who knows? I mean, Kyrie could say eight different things in a span of nine hour that that is true. That is true. Stability is really now I hate this. I like it. I don't like him anymore. I do like I'm not really sure this wonder of Jamestown extraordinary point. I wonder if James can adjust to being the player that he was when he entered the league. He's played this way for so long. Tommy, You mentioned the warrior style and that Nash had came from the Warriors, but him and D'Antoni Also played a very, you know different a little bit different style in Phoenix. Do you think they're more apt to play the warrior style or the or that, you know, six seconds or less Phoenix up and down. You know, race race up and down style. Well, I think I think they were very similar because the worries played fast, too, And they like to get the ball up and down, But the sun's probably used pick and roll a little bit more. In fact, a lot more than the Warriors used it the ball. The wars didn't run a lot of pick and roll when Steve first got here, didn't want to do it and didn't think it's sort of the team. The Sun's did because they didn't really They had a unique talent, Steve Nash, but and it was usually a pick and roll with the mark start admire. Then they just go from there, but I thought they had more. I mean, look at any team. In the history of the sport, had more ball movement in the Rockets did over the last 567 years. I mean, it was just, you know, James Harden, capella and statues. That's what it was. Just go stand somewhere. Just make sure you're outside the three point line that changed when they got rid of compelling. They just had to go small and then they got a little more player movement, and they ran a little bit. A little bit more, but no, I don't think he wants. You know, Kyrie, pounding the ball 15 times and hardened pounded the ball 15 times. I don't I don't I don't think you want said it all. And those that those would be the two guys who would have to change your game's up K. Katie's gonna be Katie. Katie does what Katie does, and he doesn't have the ball in his hands all the time anyway, unless somebody gives it to him, because he's not the point guard, so I would never ask Katie to change his game around because he just he's so good. He just say, Hey, you just keep doing what you're doing. Those of the two guys, we have to change your games around. A little bit again. Would be it definitely be interesting. But you make a good point. Proven that when you do something for so long can you change it? Because when I was watching the Rockets and I watched, you know, watch fair amount of rocket basketball. Maybe not as much as Rod, but they can't remember..
"dan tony" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Tied Lou. I've brought up Stephen Silas Stephen. Made a good impression on Daryl back in two, thousand, sixteen and. Somebody. They could visit. He's done a really good job with the Mavericks as an assistant over the years. So he's continuing to earn an opportunity, but you almost have to have a strong personality on that bench. Don't you. I mean somebody that is not going to get run over by hardened Westbrook I? Mean these guys are to Alpha's I. Don't know that you can go in there as good as coach I. Think Stephen Silas is. Can you even put someone silence or like silence in that spot or do you have to get a proven commodity even if they? May Not. Be. As. Appealing to you. Well I think they're gonNA. Look at. Look at maybe it's Uganda. Just delegates on the staff and he's a defense of coach. They know him maybe just slides in that role been around the league for a long time maybe he's the guy and he just got they know he knows them So I think he would command respect things they were going to play Detroit maybe it is Stephen Salads they do know him as well or if you've got out of the box they maybe at the Billy Donovan does he want he's coach Westbrook? Yeah, he's been down that path is proving. NBA Coaches great success in Oklahoma City, win lost. Percentage maybe attempt but it's it's gotta be someone that is GonNa come in and and say okay Here's the plan I'm GonNa let you get like I said before do offensively, but we gotta play defense. So. Maybe it is. On the staff he's right there. Yeah Billy Donovan, interesting name because of that relationship that you mentioned with. Westbrook. It's strong relationship with Westbrook for most of the time in Oklahoma City. So I could certainly see that happening on the other side bike. Dan Tony you know has made it clear. He wants to keep coaching. And they'll be options out there for them. I mean where do you think is the best fit? WE'VE HEARD INDIANA. Mentioned as a team that would want to go and get him. That's an. I guess kind of an interesting roster billy for Mike Style of play I. Mean Mike always been a sort of an offensive genius find ways to to make it work with whatever's personnel looks like but you've got kind of the traditional e frontcourt with bonus and miles turner lot of questionable whether those two guys can play together long-term. Federal. Depots. Obviously, they are TJ Warren is a good player though he's just developing a three point shot e do you look at Mike? DANTONIO FIT wise. Making sense for Indiana. I. Think. It makes more sense for Indiana, than Philadelphia and everybody keeps any the candidates. I think one of the reporters here. Enough. You said, you know it's his job to lose I'm thinking like. This roster is definitely in Philadelphia is not built. For Mike Dan, Tony. Ben Simmons doesn't shoot the three and a Lotta guys are reluctant three point shooters and so I don't see it fitting I see Indiana, more of a fit because they do have guards that can put on the floor. Great. He probably would forgot you know one of the big going to come off the bench or they're gonNa Cause Turner can step out shoot threes. So to me, that is more of appealing roster because he can cultivates those guys were play stout much more so than Philadelphia. Yeah Lot less pressure to Indiana all all the wall hit the end wants to this point not to get beat up in the first round so. That could that could potentially work out I mean he'd get a lot of those guys offensively that's for sure. All right. Last thing won't ask you about is. The GM search in Sacramento..
Houston Rockets fail to stave-off elimination in loss to the Los Angeles Lakers
"So, there's a whole list of ways to For a whole host of the culprits here. Right IF PEOPLE WANNA start scapegoating or pointing fingers at the reason for the rockets. Quick Demise. This postseason I might point to James Harden just say they're fundamentally flawed because of the the style that he plays and how how hardened centric they are that I will always key on that. I but there is the Russ Hardin experiment. There's small ball itself. There's the catch all analytics failed that there's there's the camp out there who wanted to blame analytics or Darrell Blame Mike Dan Tony. It's about maybe it's about his system although I don't think they were running what Mike is usually known for. Is there one thing that stands out to you? That was that the primary culprit for why they failed this particular postseason? Well I'll answer that two ways first and foremost is that it's very hard to win an NBA championship especially coming out of the Western conference I think people forget that think how you have to beat our. You know now with Lebron James Who's arguably the best player in the League one of the best of all time he is here, Wilde Leonard whose I believe has the best. Regular season win percentage in the NBA history who may be on the verge of leading his third different team to an NBA championship is the best player he's out here and the no. Forget the team in the bay that went to the finals five years in a row they're going to be back next year and how are those are the guys you have to just to get To the NBA finals out of the West. So I think in our winner, take all society it's easy to forget that as I mentioned, I think the rockets have been arguably the second best team in the NBA over the last four five years So they are close however to answer your question more directly. The biggest concern I have like I said is on the biggest stage look. Who sometimes as an executive coach or player, and sometimes it's not that's what happened to him a few years ago in game seven when they missed twenty seven consecutive threes or whatever it was that's part of the deal that way this thing goes the way it shouldn't go. Howard. If you'RE GONNA WANNA win anything at a high level is you always have to try you always have to compete. You always have to give your best effort. Now can Houston do that? Can they answer those questions that remains to be seen and unfortunately were they new head coach coming in? I think to some extent Howard whenever next season starts it doesn't really matter what they. Do in the regular season you and I both think the Houston Rockets as you know currently constructed or very likely to be playoff team again, the western conference but the questions are going to start again when they get to the playoffs and frankly I don't think they'll be able to answer those questions until the playoffs are ending as far as did they show up and compete every night because we have two examples in the last four years where they haven't done that in the big stage and has a lot of people myself included scratching their head as far as you know why James Harden, his teammates didn't even try to rise to the occasion. Yeah it's. You lay it out correctly or I would agree with the way you laid out, which is as you start looking forward. Immediately you have to think about. All right. Well, who who are we chasing and if we assume everything stays static that Lebron Anthony Davis are still together that Paul, George is still together. The nuggets aren't going anywhere. So there's a three teams at the top. Already, the warriors could very easily and should jump back into the top four. Even Gotten to Utah or the rising mavericks or anything else yet, and at best the rockets are V before we've even gotten through this season much less the off season and getting next. Look ahead like do we know how do we? How do you forecast them's anything better than that, and that's fine. If you're young team on the rise, if you're the mavericks and you look out an next year source, maybe somewhere in the four, five, six range. That's fine. You're young team on the rise you're you're you're building as you go the rockets are you know you're built around two stars in their early thirties? And if you're if you're not going forward, then you're going backward the you're sliding and I don't know that the flexibility is there to to really rebuild around those two guys on the fly here. So I don't know whether assuming darryl still in the job because there's been doubts about that too. But whatever. Whatever the Front Office does this off-season I I do not envy especially in an Arrow or in a year with potentially a shrinking cap with the little or two zero flexibility I don't I just don't know where they go from here unless you go and start entertaining the extremes and that's trading the stars and that that might be even harder. So maybe they have no choice but to just stay on the path, try to find some bargains and hope for the best I
"dan tony" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"It's either him or Lebron I think in terms of like what his role is with that franchise and I wonder if some of that kind of came home to roost in this series because he was slowed and and limited by the Lakers traps and that pretty much just like shut them down right off the bat they didn't have a lot of quality backup options or alternative scenarios. It seemed like the Lakers had figured so. Yeah, so but like we know Dan Tony's gone, right. So I guess like if you're the rockets and you WanNa be super optimistic, you bring in a coach and you bring in a coach who has a different offense philosophy and you completely switch up how you want to utilize James Harden away that we haven't seen in. In my opinion is feasible playing them off the ball a ton more than you do during the regular season and not wearing him out and maybe load managing James Harden during the regular season just like you did Russell Westbrook not that did any real good. He eventually suffered an injury that caused them the season. But Russell Westbrook didn't play in any back to backs throughout the regular season. Maybe you do that with heart going forward and you just change your approach because now he's GonNa be thirty one years old and he's still super effective but I feel like He's. I don't feel I know he's still an MVP candidate he's still this. Guy Who can average you know thirty, four, thirty, five at night. So. I don't know I think it's it's really it's a really tricky situation and to be honest I went through and I looked at all the possible teams that would be interested in trading for James Harden and have the pieces that could actually make a trade happen and it's like the list is not long realistically well let's get. One second. So I think they've got a couple problems. First of all harden is not quite good enough and he doesn't have nearly enough help right so. You. Compare to where they were a couple of years ago. Expectations have definitely changed and we have no idea what the owner is thinking because he green lit the Russell Westbrook trade right? So he's just out there. Let's be risky. You know let's just roll the dice and see what happens was basically his strategy on that trade in a completely blew up in his face you know. Sometimes have..
"dan tony" Discussed on KTRH
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"dan tony" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"I know, Westbrook is a huge loss anybody who thinks that he is in his crazy I know playoff wise. He's had his ups and his downs but the fact that they're in a dogfight now shows you how much they miss him and Yeah Oklahoma City is a good you. We saw they're very good team. We saw that way back in March they have that great three guard rope rotation to kind of playing with house money, and all the pressure is on James Harden and Mike Dan Tony to get out of this route because. We know Mike Dantonio going to get fired. If they don't get out of this round, the probably end up I don't know if it landed up in Indiana because they don't pay a Lotta money for coaches but his name mentioned there's names mentioned in in other places. So yeah, this is the thing where I wouldn't be surprised at all if the thunder advanced, which would be a tremendous for for Chris Paul you know he wants to get back at the rockets James Harden basically sent him Outta town and I'm sure Chris Paul thinks about that all the time when he's going to go up against rockets in this series. Yeah and I gotTa Tell You I. Love CNN. Kid door play defense physically against harden and banging. Let me ask you lastly I got. About forty five, fifty seconds respectfully. Dea. Think the jazz finish off the nuggets. 'cause I do I do think they'd slip their minds for about ten minutes and it cost him a fifteen point lead and they lost it should have won that game the series to be over already. Yeah. I picked Denver beat them in the first round. I figured a loss of Bogdanovich Mike. Conley being out for the first couple of games would doom. Utah, I was wrong on that. This would be a big time disappointing loss for Mike Malone and his guys even though Jamal Murray's play out of his mind. Would be. A bad setback for Denver I'll think it's GONNA. Cost Michael's job but that is not good losing to Utah in that way and then he's not Utah really showed me something the way they played Mike College junior coming in and you know they've got they've got big time players. So yeah, that's that would be a great win for Utah and into the Second Round fifteen seconds Mitch do you think they'll play tomorrow? Well I? Think everybody says, they're gonNA play Saturday but we'll see I mean you know it's a possibility but I think the likelihood is everybody's thinking they're going to resume, play on Saturday and get the and get the game's going again and you know we'll see what happens but there's no doubt. The playoffs have resume because they want to get that money back. I, love you. Killer stop Thanks for coming on the pension I brother. Oh. Okay. I need you to listen to me I. Know that a lot of times mom it might not seem like I'm listening to you I. Am I hear you. And what you say really doesn't matter to me I mean, let's be honest. No Kid likes rules but I get why we have them. I hear you and I know it's because you care all the talks we've had over the years including what you've told me about not using alcohol and other drugs they stick with me and believe it or not. They really do make a difference especially at times matter mumps. The drink nothing. Some good. So thank you. For talking and preparing me for what's ahead thanks mom never giving up and always being my biggest fan. Thank you for letting me know what you expect. So I can try to meet your expectations. For more information about talking with your kids about underage use of alcohol and other drugs visit underage drinking, dot samsa dot. Gov. I'm going to tell you can get real healthcare for as little as six dollars a day. Yes. Now you can get affordable health care for you.
"dan tony" Discussed on The Gerry Callahan Podcast
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"dan tony" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"It's one game where they're seven and forty two from three, but they didn't really feel competitive, and you're losing seemingly the same way at home against the clippers now who again like couldn't beat the warriors. When the warriors are the best team now they can't beat the clippers when the clippers are the best team. Do you believe the last night's was anymore? Disheartening than any other law is not one game. I mean they lost to a? A much better team and everybody can about. They missed twenty three years in a row. Anybody can do that or get cold. There's a doug. You played at a high level. There's a reason they missed a lot of those threes. Even the open because the clippers were so aggressive so long so fast to the ball to the point they could contest some of the threes, but yet get back and stop them from driving at the same time. They even when you were open, you were thinking about it, you know. Like you had to shoot it just a tad bit quicker than you do in other games, and so that's why they missed so many threes so look I think. The rockets are battling Boston for the fourth best play team in the NBA so I really think they are very good team I think they improved with the trade to go small, but they're just not good enough to win the championship and from Darrow Maury to Mike Dan Tony to James Harden and Russell Westbrook. That's what they need being relevant is not what it's about is about a championship. They're not good enough. I also thought the clippers using zoo. Botch and having have such a big game was. Was Brilliant to chose athleticism for. How they can zig. Zagging and it is a little salt in the wound Lakers. Who Magic Johnson just gave him away and like a laughable trade last lieu. Don't forget Lou us to be like an ES. Tried to bring in Dion waiters to be Lou. Yeah, there's there's there's there's there's a there's a lot to it. That felt good for the clippers, and not for everyone else not for everyone else last night, all right speaking of the Lakers Lakers bucks night. Where are we on the? MVP discussion. How big a game is this for the Lakers? We'll get to that coming extra Chris Broussard I'm Doug Ali. This is the heard. Be Sure to catch live editions of the weekdays at noon. Eastern.
NBA championship odds: Lakers still lead pack despite quiet trade deadline; Clippers improve chances
"Did you make of the two teams? How do you feel about them currently? Wow Oh well I I I I stand by. I think the clippers have long time then the favorites. I think the way that the Lakers have played This season and how they've consistently consistently performed Dwight Howard has been a pleasant surprise. I think Kyle Kuzma with the injury to start off the season. He he hasn't really gun the things that they would like. These are very good contributor. But I think that the clippers with all the management and and Paul George Missing Time and some Injuries and you look at where they are there. Second Right now and for me. I think that the clippers are the best team right are they. Are the team that come at at the end of the day you're going to have to go through in order to try and win a championship. Even though the Lakers have the best record and it looks like the Lakers are GonNa have home court At at this point in time if it were to start today I still feel like you know the clippers. The team that you're GONNA have to be in order to win the whole thing Richard. How all surprising that? The rockets decided to go full monty. There Bison not only are we gonNA run small lineups. We won't even carry a gun on the roster who would allow us to run any sort of other type lineups. Well it's a at this point in time. If you look at Dantonio you look at Dell Maury winter. We've we've had they not gone all in on whatever they believe right. What do they have to lose? They've been criticized up and down and make pulled off some pretty impressive trade getting in Chris. Paul getting in Russell Westbrook. They've done some really really good things to pair With with James Harden James Harden continuingly improved his offense of game. But it's like I'm not surprised anymore. It's like they look at their team. And they're like the way we're structured right now. We're probably up for a first or second round loss What can we do to really shocked at? How can we try and change things up? And they made them moved. ooh They believed that adding Covington and giving up Cappella and they just WanNa go all small ball kind of like what you would see from the Golden State Warriors for for a time So I'm not surprised by it. I think that you know everyone out. There is fighting for their job. I think Daryl Morey I think I think You look at Dan Tony think these guys are low key fighting for their jobs so if they know that first or second round loss possibly could be the end to their tenure. So why not try and go all whatever you believe. Richard Jefferson hanging out with this year. Makes you check them out today. Five o'clock Indiana Toronto. ESPN mean is also in studio with us as well by the way. You're listening to Los Angeles. So Richard Let me ask you this about what Brian said yesterday specifically in regards to that game like he he kind of talked about their lack of focus on defense. Where do you think the Lakers can get better on defense? Can they do it. Internally you have again you have some talented players and I. I always proceed very cautiously when you have a game like that and everyone wants to run and talk about it and break it down like look Russell. Westbrook had a great great game. Houston shot the ball extremely well if you send shot the ball like that against anybody on any given night. They're going to win that game Even Dan Tony said in his interview. He's like hey I understand what we're doing is different It all has to do with whether or not these guys will buy in and tonight was a big step that they would have gone out and got him blasted in a D had forty five right an twenty six against them. Everybody in that Houston Rocket Locker. Room would be questioning. What's what's going on? They would be getting murdered by the media. It would be going crazy but they were fortunate to get that win in La which very hard place to play and now. Everyone's questioning the Lakers. Well look I believe this. I believe that the Lakers are great regular season team. I think that last night they should've stayed with the White Howard. You can't Anthony Davis if there's a difference between being like having your numbers be dominant and actually being dominant and physically dominant. Anthony Davis just. Wasn't that Anthony. Davis Davis is not an again. I hate to talk about. What player isn't because he is a million great in every anybody would want them on their team but he's not a guy that just going to low post blocks doc band you up and then go and shoot a five-foot Hook shot and don't because he worked position that's why he runs the floor so well so he can get that early early post up in a great position and it's harder to guard but in the postseason when it becomes half court basketball? That's what the Houston Rockets are depending on when it becomes a half half halfcourt basketball game and they can spread it out and just have Russell James go to work and kick it out to more shooters so everyone had their theory. It's just a matter of WHO's going to be able to impose their will Richard One of the things that That's happening for the Lakers. This year is that when Lebron plays the offense is is tremendous right there. They're one of the best offensive teams out there. But when he doesn't play when he's not on the floor I should say that offense becomes very anemic even when Anthony Davis was an. MVP candidate in his own right is on the floor. And it reminded me of the years in In Cleveland the three years that Love Irving and and Lebron were together. When Lebron didn't play that team wasn't just not a great team not wasn't just a below five hundred they were awful and given that you've been on the inside you've been on a Lebron James Team? Can you explain to me how that is. How talented players? Once you remove this one guy turned into a bad basketball team. I think it's it's style of play. It's continuity I think that's something that it's it's weird because Lebron James is always you typically been healthy. She's always played in seventy five or more games except for last year due to the groin injury. So it's like this is the guy that each up eighty ninety percent of like court time. So you're what what you're really referencing is like non-core time and even then comes the postseason. This is a man that's going to go from playing thirty seven minutes a night thirty eight. He's going to go up to like forty three forty four minutes a night. 'cause there's no bags and there's no practices for most of his energies just using games. So what you're really talking about is how do you play Good Basketball for eight to ten minutes in it for twelve minutes and that can be tough to find that continuity. It's tough because it's such a small sample size right and yes it's a small. It's a large sample size is when you look at how often it happens. But it's very very difficult for coaches to be like how we're GONNA play for this ten to twelve minutes when the broncos out of the game because when he's in the game everything's everything's perfect. Everything's runs great room and I think that's the challenge. The coaches have a lot of people are talking about Darren. Collison coming in and then interrogating him bats. That's the challenge and it's and it's been a long time. The bron James Challenge is how do we play that 'cause they had with Kyrie Kyrie is a great score but it's like when Bronco go out of the game game that was an opportunity for Kyrie to really explore and really play his game and get his rhythm will Kyrie's rhythm might not necessarily be the rhythm for the the other guys on the court and I thought knock on Kyrie. If just like broad had the ball handed Kyrie was basically a two guard. Then Kai Bronco Ga.. The game in Cairo would become the point guard. But this was an opportunity to get going scoring and maybe throw the ball into Kevin Love. which when you had the surrounding guys there wasn't an offense? There wasn't a continuity beauty for us to play through so there's good still Lebron and there's challenges to Lebron. I wouldn't even call that bad but I think this final stretch is going to be key but understand. He's going to play more minutes in the postseason. So you can't really say like hey we need to figure out what we're GONNA do when he's out of the game because that's just realistically he's going to be in the game Ormeau. Richard Jefferson with this year on the Sodano show on ESPN. This actually leads perfectly into my next question. This is good chemistry right here. These three guys. So Rondo they have Rondo. Problem is a net negative player. He's been that for seven seasons now but to a means point it falls off a cliff. He's usually usually the guy that has to lead that second unit. I don't think they can afford to play him anymore. To be honest with you what do you do if you do agree with me. What do you do with Ronda how do you how do you manage? Rondo at this point Well I I think there's there's two components there's an on the court and then there's a locker room right. There's a locker component and it's like a like say what you want about Rondo. He's a very dynamic guy on and off the court so you WanNa make sure that Rondo understands what your is your team goals are. I think Rondo is in a very different space. And he was years and years ago whether it was in Dallas when I played with them or leaving Boston I think Rondos one of those guys that in this moment right here they need to find. I I think that's Darren Collison being. It's so big the need to find one more guy that can compliment that second unit And so yes do but you gotta look at what can you do. He's a net negative guy adding Rondo very very rare. But no one really questions Kenney still play is he's still a contributor when you're just looking at the second unit and when I tell you that the six years prior that's one thing this year I I mentioned it early.
"dan tony" Discussed on High Noon
"Bane tale from above the Heineken river deck and pier seventeen. Carey Richardson, you'll know which one she is in just a moment. You. Just got done play with y'all. She's she pulled up at the end there, too. She is a freshman while seven five so she pulls up with leg that much space, Joe that time would have been even lower. That is wildly. Chico stuff right there. It is our first boat today, the rockets have rekindled extension discussions with coach Mike, Dan, Tony and or nearing an agreement. ESPN tim. Mcmanus OPEL Mani. What does this news say to you that, apparently they think my dantonio some kinda sucker? Parents, these talks were directly with my dantonio West Virginia. They did not talk to his agent. So. Yeah, they are rekindling talks with him because they feel like the age. It must be the guy. That's the hold up in that they can get to Dan, Tony, but dantonio agent has made it clear, the deals, get negotiate it right here. So I don't take this to mean this is close at all. I take this to be the rockets want us to think it's close, I take it to mean that the rockets are a mess. The rockets don't have a plan here. Warren, la-, Gary is the agent that you mentioned Warren. The Gary is a massive coaching powerbroker in league. He's not a guy you wanna make an enemy with not least, because if you don't go get Mike dantonio you might end up trying to get another one of Warren, the Gary's clients, but the dantonio thing is fascinating because I think they're doing something else, too. I think they're watching the NBA finals and I think they're realizing wait a minute. If the warriors are mortal wide can't. The team that push them to mortality more than any other team short of Toronto Raptors just re rack this and maybe have shot next year because the offense that he is or rather is not running right now is probably going to tear your whole team apart. That's why because what you've gotta James harden. Chris Paul just alternating who gets to run the offense. And basically Chris Paul to do it. When James Horton is tired, and no matter what you think about Chris Paul. That's a crushing blow to the ego of one of the best players that we've ever seen. Right. I just think this happens to be done. They dismantled his staff around him. How are they doing replacing that, by the way, they even begun that? I honestly have no, I haven't heard it because I wouldn't sign up to work for them. If this was the situation with the head coach. No whatever they do they need to do it right now. Extend him or fire hills. Stop playing around because the previous offer was insulting. And if his agent came to him and said, you cannot be paid less than Terry Stotts and Billy Donovan and Dwayne Casey. That's a really good point. Remember how they're going to do him the first time around the. Offer that ended up in acrimony. They're gonna give them a million dollars per round of the playoffs. Achieved but gave him the pay cut back down to two point five million dollars. They had a staff last year with the defensive coordinator, and this guy, and I would say, just try and reassemble that I don't know. We'll see at this point though, the Golan Heights. There is no reassembly now, deter this whole thing down, basically big tile loop to come take that job. Good look, well, every guy our team LeBron was their favorite player growing up, and then you get there and it's like your mom and dad or the person that you looked up to and allies doesn't want you. Rajon Rondo to Bleacher report about how trade room is this season young legs players..
Mike D'Antoni's Agent Not 'Willing to Take' Rockets' Latest Contract Amid Rumors
"In other NBA news contract tax reportedly back on between the rockets head coach Mike, Dan, Tony has been Tim McMahon reports of these sides are nearing an agreement with new rockets team, owner Tillman for Tita agreed to eliminate the bio language, that was the primary reason that did Tokyo's agent end attacks may thirtieth, but they're back on, again, with more ESPN NBA front office insider, Bobby marks. Well, I think it's a little bit of learning of for a new owner until for teetering. And I think he's on this team for about two years here that you can't run a rock at the basketball team like you do your own business, and to structure, a coach's contract extension likely. It's a scene with Mike, the Antoni. I, I had never seen that before basically performance bonuses in its you start low and then you kind of build your way out there. So, I think I think probably the last couple of weeks was, you know, doubt Daryl more probably educating him on as far as the business of basketball, and how you probably can't go out, you know with your head coach and how to structure with your system coaches here. So it's like something that's going to get resolved here. I think it's going to be interesting. What they do with their system coaches because they let go of, you know, just as Delic and ROY Rogers, and, and what the length of an extension will be here. It's, it's hard for an assistant coach to come on board when he's basically on a on a two Yukio. Yes. They will have somebody to get, you know, at the top of the line assistant coaches. I think that's a little bit of a challenge there. Bobby marks on ESPN radio's GTL rockets owner Tillman for t- ten GM, Daryl Morey visit my dad Tony at his home in West Virginia this week to smooth over any hard feelings, did Tonia one seventy three and seventy three record over three seasons as rockets had golden used Twenty-three, sixty in the playoffs during that span losing the Golden State the past two
"dan tony" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Okay. Let's talk about the game. That wasn't a game seven. Warriors rockets and just the warriors reminding you, oh, yeah. You forgot you forgot about us. Forgot about all these due to our here before K D guy here, and how many games we wanted to out twenty nine and four when when Steph plays and Durant doesn't since he's been on the roster something insane like that. Yeah. No. I mean, it was really easy to cut. It forget when you watch stuff goes scoreless for a half. And then you know, surprise you come back in the fourth quarter and just lights out. But I watched it. You know, we talked about the fact that we were going to discuss this today. I went back and watched that fourth quarter. I got so angry watching Gerald green in that fourth quarter. You did because I what we talked about was let's go back and watch that fourth quarter. When you when you get when you watch these games, and there's just it's so tense there just stuff that happens that you're like, oh that was then you move out your brain the next thing. So. Tell me about. And I said, let's look at stuff that we're going to sort of remember like, oh, yeah. That was an interesting moment. That was important. Yeah. The moment. Yeah. So I I kind of highlighted a couple jail. Green was only involved in maybe three or four offensive plays where he was really involved or took a shot or something. I think he might have made one of them trying to look through. But he. He had one play. We were just talking earlier about how Lowery had to offense rebounds on play. So general green missed a three on one play. And then I think Capella got nothing's of rebound he passed it. Right back to Gerald green. And then Joel grey and turned it over like a second and a half later, and I was just kind of summed up the whole quarter for him where he just had so many bad plays. And I was just kind of like, you know, you talk about them bead stuff with you know, how much can you afford to not have him on the court when you're losing hemorrhaging appoint a minute more than a point a minute. And there were some elements of that with green. Whereas like man, this guy's killing you and just when you thought he'd killed them enough. And then Dan Tony benches them, then he got brought back again later in the quarter, and then made another bad mistake. So that stood out to me. We talked already about hardens turnovers. Because harden, it's weird like you. Statistically, if you just look at how shot harden was fine. But I feel like that's why you of have to go back and watch he had. A couple of really brutal turnovers one where for some reason he made a pass flat-footed from the top of the key and tried to swing it over. I think it was too Paul, and it was just kind of a lazy. It wasn't a lollipop passed. But it the way he threw it Paul wasn't really even the closest to it. And I think hurry or someone else stole it. So there was that play was Andre Igwe dollar. You're right. The always overlooked other dude who went five of eight from three men with five steals. Yeah. And just the dude is genius. I've said Andrei is a legit basketball genius. And he thirty eight.
"dan tony" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show
"Or restored of you know, spurred that change along. Well, it's a great question. I think. Well, we give a three players their own chapter because we think they they do Steph, obviously, I think captured the hearts of America and a few championships by sort of showing that you could dominate the league from the perimeter. Nobody really won the MVP by being a great three point shooter instead of twice not to mention the championships and sort of the defining dynasty of the decade. So he gets a lot of attention. I think if people said he's he's the guy who emblemizes this trend, that's fine. With me. I also think James harden who sort of taking it in his own direction this year. By launching more unassisted threes than anybody in the history of the league. He's already the the the historical leader the all time leader unassisted threes, which is crazy stat considering that he's twenty nine years old. So he gets his chapter because I think he's very sort of symbolic of a lot of the trends in the sort of analytical error of basketball and being part of Daryl and Dan Tony's world. I think he's he's such a compelling character. So I loved the right about James harden. I don't necessarily love to watch answered. But I love I love to write about James are. And then of course, I have to write about LeBron who is the defining player of the time and isn't a great three point shooter. But leads the league in three point assists this decade. So even know people say, oh, LeBron can't shoot threes or whatever. And you can kind of he's pretty good now. But he created more threes for his teammates than anybody else to stick it. So in a weird way he's brought us here too with his. Teams superstars but make no mistake Bill. It's all about the population of the league sort of coming coming into this three pointer in terms of LeBron. Let's start there with the Broncos obviously said the most important player of this generation is was there a year was at one of the years where he changed teams. Was it a season where he did sort of change the way, you know, he shot the guy that you know, sort of the shot chart remain safe. And LeBron twenty nineteen doesn't look very similar to the LeBron shot chart we would've seen fifteen years ago. No, he's actually sort of this year. The Lakers not a great year. But interesting on the less. I think he's sort of adopted. The harden approaches got rid of a lot of his mid range. When he his rookie year two thousand three two thousand four he was a terrible jump shooter. It was like Ben Simmons or Jaanus level shooting. I mean, he was really bad and to his credit. He sort of worked it up at first. It was elbow jumpers and Miami and never really had a reliable three until later in his career, but was always taking on a mid-range shots until he got to. LA and he really shaved out the the mid range the season and adopted sort of the analytically woke approach to to shot selection that we've sort of come to socio with the rockets. So that's an interesting thing to watch. But yeah, he he's he's also the the all time this century's leading score in the paint. I mean, if he's doing LeBron James you're studying a guy who is very good at that sort of first analytically smart shot the ones near the basketball hoop. Nobody scored near the paint more than him near the basket. More than him this century, especially when he was in Miami he was ragging. Pretty insane numbers in the paint. And like smartest shot on the court is still dunk or layup. And he was better than anybody else in his prime and getting shop. Sure. And of course, one of the smartest shots on the court is a free through which James harden who you you mentioned not loving watching him. And I think there's maybe a little bit of a. Operation, you have to make their because of course, you watched him as a member of the Spurs organization where you were competing against him and having to you know, sort of sort of deal with him as a problem to be hit..
Lakers reportedly to interview former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff as coaching search continues
"B Bickerstaff is going to interview for the Lakers. Head coaching position at Bernie, son. It is son. Yes, he spent two seasons as the grizzlies head coach and went forty eight and ninety seven he was also the interim head coach in Houston after Kevin McHale was fired right before the rockets hired Mike, Dan, Tony. He's scheduled to meet with Jeanie Buss. Rob Pelinka Joey bus, Jesse bus, Tim, Harris. And of course, Linda and Kurt Rambis. And yes, his father is Bernie Bickerstaff interim coach five games before. Mike Brown after Mike Brown was fired. But he looks like his dad, of course, you would he's well worked. These are the Lakers coaching candidates, and this is their last two seasons as head coaches JV Bickerstaff was fifteen and forty eight and thirty three and forty nine before he was fired Frank Vogel was twenty nine and fifty three and twenty five and fifty seven for he was fired Jason Kidd, forty two in forty twenty three twenty two five. Admits season final Holland's ten and twenty seven in his last season was fired mid season. And Mike Woodson was thirty seven and forty five before he was fired. That is you'll want to coaching pool. I I don't know enough about J V Bickerstaff to have an opinion. But he's interesting. I always liked his dad. Interesting list. My feeling is that they have completely blue completely blown this coaching. Search not been good. They they should have got money Williams. If that was the guy that they wanted they should've paid whatever and giving him whatever it is. He wanted to get him. Because what I feel like is. If you have someone in mind, that's your number one guy the moment that it goes out to the public. That is your number one guy. He is now your guy otherwise you look like a second option, and you're the Lakers. You can't be the second option. And then when you go to your number two guy, and he turns you down your now on your third option. And everyone knows this is your third option. Well, that's why you know, it's amazing to me. How stuff gets out like?
Officiating becomes focus of Warriors-Rockets Game 1
"Outlets off the heart at the foul line. The control. There. A wild sequence a very apoplectic Mike Tony screaming towards the official. James harden is so difficult to officiate. He's initiating contact. And there was a lot of contact right there. Calls early or no calls for James harden. And of course, the one down the stretch that the NBA said was the correct call warriors would pull out a four point win the series opener rockets, not happy at all with how it came down. But coach Mike dantonio he's moving on yesterday. I shouldn't buddies you guys had a great pity party, and you know, by myself, and then nobody showed up. Walled? So now, you know what? Whether we wanna laws we're gonna bring game Tuesday. And then when when we we're gonna win Saturday, and this is the mentality gotta have and that's part of the game. And I've been all over the points. So it's over I felt sorry for myself. Nobody really helped me out I got throat, and I'll be fine you'll be fine. And you know, what is big game on Tuesday. Mike, Dan, Tony might be moving on Lisi's says he's moving on. But he's those -ation announcing Monday the refs were correct in their pair of no calls in the final seconds. That's at the NBA did say the officials made three crucial. Incorrect calls in the final minute ten of the game, including two would have resulted in Steph curry fouling out. Hurry, those state in the game and wound up making a key three pointer with twenty four seconds to go rockets would like to have had game. What officiated a little bit differently? They were certainly vocal about it. And it's not just game one. They're piping up about the rockets went back and audited game seven from last year's Western Conference finals and into report they sent to the NBA they say, they're Eighty-one. Incorrect calls or no calls. Houston said that deprived them of a spot in the NBA finals. Rockettes may have the New Orleans Saints online to here. Was more. Here's our crew on the jump. The rackets took the league's forty eight minute version of its last two minute report for games they played against Golden State analyze the missed calls that the league Ida fi. But then assign their own point values to what they feel what have fairly come out of those incidents if they were called. So how did the NBA feel about this executive vice president Mike bass told me that quotes as we tell the rackets agree with their methodology? And indeed is that can I looked at it a lot of it is subjective. But regardless it is now also part of the story, which is not what anyone wants during a series that should be its own fireball for the past ball going on on the court. Not for everyone's opinion on the folks in the stripe shirts. Standing nearby. Scotty that is a lot of stuff going on in less than twenty four hours. But it's now all part of this conversation. Do you think the rackets deserve more calls that that would have changed game one? I mean based on what I saw from the rockets into regular-season based on what I've seen James harden. Get into regular season the call. He gets. Yes, he did calls anytime you make contact with a guy when he's still in the air. That's automatically call. I don't care if students at him you have to give him room to come down. You see guys basket all the time shooting. Rauner shooting floaters day get a foul on that contact and they're floating. So it's the same situation would have jumped shooter in in some senses that guys he's fallen boiling. You're not allowed to make contact with the rules of changed a little bit. And I think the way harden launches himself forward because if you watch some of these specially that call at the end of the game, he launches himself. Scotty, I don't know. How many I don't know how much for? But his legs go a bit for they didn't change from. Regular season to the playoffs because he's getting these calls about three weeks ago. Right. But I don't think he should've gotten that calming. According to radio he getting some of them last week. Right. I do think the call your on the league reviewed it. And they said dream on did not fail, and you can't make your landing area as you know, half the court, right? You can't kick your legs out to such a degree that it just becomes everything. And it's to frustration of what they were going skiing. You can try to dodge it, but if you make contact it's a foul, and I felt like the warriors game plan was great because they almost turned their face. They turned their back. They didn't really buy into the file allow the Fisher just automatically call it. And I think that was a big difference maker then them making that call in not making it the Houston Rockets were expecting that very game plan because they have compiled data from every position. Absolutely. Of course. And so they you know, James Harden's game. Let the league in free-throw temps. He needs to get to the line. If you make some shots or Mississippi is gonna go to the line. That's always the case. So if you're Houston, you're going to lay out all these two ticks, and you saw them I did not you're telling me, and I believe you Zach that they're their subjective. Of course, they are. Of course, they are. But I just think it's a shame that this series is going to be focused on
Everybody rightfully hated the refs in Rockets-Warriors Game 1
"You in the leadoff spot. Following a warriors one. Oh, four one hundred win in game one of the Western Conference semis. This is the series. Everyone's been waiting for. And I feel like Dame lived up to the hype and and following game one now all of the post game discussion and all of the the soap opera that goes into. What makes the NBA great continues here on the Monday morning following James Harden's line? This is an all time line, by the way following a loss. I just want to. Fair chance. I just want them to give me a fair chance to go out. And try to win James harden who shot one less free throw the Kevin Durant did yesterday. They just didn't have it takes a village to stop James harden and takes a village to try to stop the Houston Rockets. I I'd say, Dan, Tony probably did not manage his his rotations the way he wanted to down the stretch you end up with a couple of mismatches with Steph curry being guarded by a and he not start a coach three. And then of course, all the calls about this is the feel like in the NFL we get this every couple of years where you get a new term that sort of takes over the league for a season. Or so Dave, you know, what I'm talking about next up. Dave back, by the way this week. You get these different things like member. Of course, the wildcat was a term one year gay manager was a term one year things. Just like you get a little you get comfortable with the phrase, and you continue to use it the term right now. Of course, we've had load management was a big win this year in the NBA the one we're dealing with right now. We'll last series. It was top locking with the LA clippers. And now, we're dealing with the landing spot the landing spot is now going to be the theme at least until they played team to tomorrow night. So what we're talking about is whether or not these things should be called fouls. When a joke shooter goes up comes down in a spot that maybe wasn't necessarily the same spot. He took off from and what the responsibility of the defensive player is he allowed to move laterally towards the the player who's taken the jump shot as he allowed to come down in the in a similar spot. Does the jump shooter has to contorts his body to get out of the way of the defender. And if so is that a foul, I think those are really mad. It does matter because the Houston Rockets are complaining about it. So let's let's break this down for just a minute. I wanna make a couple of points about a few things here. The Houston Rockets losing this game by four and my dantonio had coach after the game said that at halftime the officials told them. Hey, we missed four calls. We missed a handful of calls and he's saying, hey, if you're going to tell me that too that means there are free throws that we should be having right there at the low. I mean, my my. My assumption or my feeling about this is figuring tell me you miss calls. That's like an empire saying, hey, you know, what I blew a couple of those balls and strikes calls, you probably should have had a few more guys on base. When that dude hit the home run. It's almost like you've earned something here that an official has completely botched completely avoided or not called then he realizes after. Yeah. You know, maybe maybe I did sort of boxed that one. Or maybe I did make a mistake on that one in basketball that directly affects how many points you may have. It's the one game where I can put you at the line with the ball and say here's a couple of free points for your team because of the foul committed by the opposition. So the Antoni was not irate after the game. He gave a comment about we've got to look in the mirror. We've got to figure out what we can do better talking about. How he maybe? He agreed. I think with some of the media questions about whether or not nation have been on the floor at the end there with forty seconds left trailing. And he's out there guarding Steph and Steve Kerr made a comment that at this point of the season in the NBA playoffs when? You've got five guys on the floor. You just are sort of having your guys guard whoever the opposition wants them to guard because you're going to go with your best five guys. They're going to go with their best five and whoever they can guard us whoever they can guard. That's just the situation you're in at that point. Now when it comes to committing these fouls or whether or not these were fouls after the game. Whether or not you agree with what Houston's been saying that they were getting officiated differently. And I don't agree, by the way. I I'm not gonna stand here and say sit here and say that Houston had some major disadvantage in this game. I think the Dame was called pretty consistently though. I will agree that a couple of the calls. The Houston is upset about. We're probably fouls. I know people are upset with the Chris Paul won the technical foul. The first one in my mind, that's a foul the Shaun Livingston bleeping at M M B, and I got into a heated debate about fifteen minutes ago in the bullpen where I did. We did a freeze frame by frame of Chris Paul going taking the shot. You can see shod Livingston's feet come down behind Chris Paul. He's not directly. Under him. But in my mind, he's changed Chris Paul shot enough to where he's invaded his landing spot. And he's committed a foul because Chris Paul does not have the right to where he went up and came back down on now when you flop and Chris Paul did flop on that play. You lose a whole lot of credibility in my mind. If you flop I think, you should be less likely to get called you should be less likely to to to get the foul called in your favor that said, it's probably still a foul. Now, you've got players from the Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert was check it in yesterday on Twitter Jared deadly the nets a lot of players who team seasons are now over of course, watching what everybody's anticipated to be the almost the pseudo Western Conference final between the rockets and the warriors, and they were checking in and Ruediger bare said, hey, my guys in the last round against the rockets were not allowed to close out and defend that aggressively. And then Donovan Mitchell, the young guard for the jazz re tweeted and said, why don't you just give me the twenty five thousand if you've got a complaint about the refs on Twitter. Just throw the cash. My way 'cause you're probably going to get fined anyway, Jared Dudley. The nets went as far as soon as look I don't think anybody deserves to get a foul called when you flop, but that's a foul the Shaun Livingston running by people. I it's polarizing people feel differently about it believe it was a foul. The second one at the end of the ballgame. And Chris Paul gets called when he's trying to throw the ball away. I don't totally agree with that. I do think James harden might have been affected a little bit by the Klay Thompson contact at the top of the key on the the attempted three that did not go in. But you can also look at that. And just say him, and you didn't even get that good of a look at it. There was a guy right in your face. You heaved a three with multiple seconds on the clock. And did not go your way ball gets tossed out of bounds. And the rest is history. Warriors, get the the technical foul and the knock down the free throw to win it. So from the side of the of the Houston Rockets where you lose this game. You feel like it was a -ficiating in a way that was not in your favor. They've been very. It's a word. I'm looking for. They've been political with how they've gone about talking about the officials because they have not called out officials. Exactly, they have not said, hey, this guy botched this call right here. Chris Paul went as far to say, hey, I got to be better. I can't be getting tech new thousand getting ojected from the game almost putting it on himself saying I've got to be better for my teammates. Now, they're upset about the way some of these calls have gone gone down. But they're going about it in the way that the warriors went about it during the first round against the clippers. And that is to contact the league and say, hey, look at all this video that we have of Pat Beverley pushing and pulling and tugging and shoving on Steph curry, you guys have got to keep it out of it. So at the very least here, I think the rockets have now called attention or spotlighted something that is going to be a theme throughout the rest of this series. And that's that it's going to be physical. It's going to be aggressive. These benches are going to get smaller and smaller as we get near the end of this series. But this is only the beginning in my mind. This thing is not going to go away. Anytime soon, by the way, we didn't even mention the Friday night. This is how how intense game one was even mentioned, by the way warriors advanced past the first round of the Western Conference playoffs after fifty point performance from Kevin Durant. Put it out read from the clippers on Friday night warriors less than forty eight hours later, come back to oracle and the beat the rockets who are already sitting in their living room with their feet up waiting for him to get here. And and they stuck it to him. So hey last week. I made a point I made a sort of a plea to to Steve Kerr, San hey, man. You can't be playing these starters like thirty three thirty four thirty five minutes any Kevin Durant out there for forty plus last night, forty three minutes from Kevin Durant. He goes thirty five points, three assists, five rebounds. He may be the hottest streak we've ever seen him on as a member of the warriors. I say that sort of just because I I'm being a victim of the moment here with how much a Kevin Durant. Spent successful since the eight shot performance in game two of round one. When everybody kinda lost their heads, saying, hey. He's he's not locked in. He doesn't want. It that bad. I said do just like Kevin Durant. Kevin durant? And what did he say, David? Kevin Durant attacking me Celeste. I thirty five points to lead all warriors scores. He goes twelve or fifteen from the line was a great note here, by the way from Anthony Slater, saying, you know, we talked about how aggressive he's been in people want to say, well, he's dishing too much. He's not getting to the rim. Nobody said anything about that. By the way in the last five games that he's played. But Kevin Durant. Attempted fifteen free throws yesterday. He's taken seventy four this entire postseason Hughley averaged six and a half free throws a game in the regular season. He's averaging ten and a half a game right now in the postseason. He's taking over Kevin Durant right now, maybe at the prime and the peak of his career. He's making sure the warriors are going to have a damn good shot didn't back to the Western Conference. Who is he? Kevin durant? All right. We've got some great sound from yesterday's post game. We haven't even had to mention the giants getting swept out of oracle part of it was not good. Derek rodriguez. Did not have it yesterday. We'll get into some of that the sharks tied one one and their series in the as take another sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays the one team. The giants can beat the Toronto Blue Jays. The as can't figure them out swept twice in the last two weeks by that team. We got some great sound, Mike Keown, Tony Steve Kerr. And James harden, San all I'm saying is give me a chance all we're saying. Dave is give James harden a chance Draymond green was not having it with that comment
"dan tony" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"But we're just talking about those two do they have a chance to win when it comes to guys like Paul Pierce? He said it's already over in Milwaukee. Listen, I think is this series is over. Game. You've just her instead of a win NBA champion. I did say that one game. Thanks thous- make fights Boskin Boxin we before the series. But it just seemed like Milwaukee was a way better team. But when I watched this when I watched this today if John doesn't have a monster game and somebody else besides him doesn't step up. Boston is just going to out talent there. Trevor. I hard Hardin have the game. Where what did he miss like fifteen? And then when when when the rockets needed James the most the most he showed up in that fourth quarter. There's no way there's no way Jaanus is going to have another seven for twenty one game from the field. It's just not gonna happen. I agree with that. And also, I think that that assessment of the series was given just to prematurely because Malcolm Brogdon is out for games one and two and we're not going to act like he's not a key component. When it comes to what it does for spacing the floor for one yacht Kupa as we've heard from Melita Andrews earlier, it is about getting space for him to work down there without having the fear of having to go out and protecting close out on suitors defense. Get just collapsed and get him uncomfortable and get him off his spots. And so when we're not if we're not going to take that into account. Sure that Boston is the more talented Rosser. Sure you can't afford to have any lack in production from Janas combo. But those not are not the only. Extenuating circumstances when it comes to this series and people can't forget the Milwaukee led the game at a point in the third quarter. It wasn't as if it was a blow out it ended up to be twenty two points. But it wasn't a blowout. And the Celtics bench Hayward and Rozier twenty two points, twelve rebounds, eight assists, a change when it comes to Milwaukee's bench with brogden back. There's no possible way. The series is over Paul Pierce is river wrong. That's from. What is that attic? That's the point that a matter. It's not to say that Boston isn't going to. I don't think either one of us are just definitive the saying that Boston isn't going to win this series. But it's not over because of a one game result. It could very well be an apparition, and we could have ourselves much more of a series after two games. All right. Check this out. Golden State won by three hundred four to one hundred that game between the rockets and the warriors was tied at fifty three at halftime. There's questions about the referees. The non calls pass the three point line the five more threes by the rockets, but the Houston team is still in this. What can I do about it? I was told the same thing and have and probably a couple more than Sega. One man called a game. I was supposed to be called in. And that's it. And I'll live with the results, especially we all know what happened, you know, few years back with that can change your tire series. Just call it a game. How was supposed to be called and the results in this plan of symbol? It sounds like Mr. beer gay proper little bit salty about aids. And I understand why he feels as if things go necessarily his way from an officiating standpoint. But I do believe that this game was called down the middle is just that. We look at the losers and say that they were most affected by there were plenty of times where Steph and Gedi elevated, and it wasn't called when they got crowded underneath. It was very apparent that the rest weren't going to call that in this game. One matchup now where they course correct to and start over calling in the next game. Maybe that's the case. But you can certainly bet on there being a little bit more embellishing on both sides. Frankly when it comes to trying to get that call. K D thirty five points, five rebounds, three assists, Steph curry, who's definitely dealing with a little bit of an ankle issue. Eighteen point several bounds for assists. Clay, also dealing with a little bit of an ankle issue. And James harden with as many points he had he didn't have a great night right nine for twenty eight. I think from the floor. This is I think of the four games in the semifinal series of the four series. I think this is the most evenly match. And I'm hoping and guessing that this one is going to go six or seven games as long as the rest get it together. I think the interesting thought I have out of this whether or not it's going to be the defacto Western Conference finals because as much as we want to say that these are the two best teams coming out of that conference. Again, we spoke a little bit about it. But Denver in Portland will have something to say about it. And if the series does go six or seven games, then you're factoring infancy, which is very. Thing when it comes to the second season of these teams are playing, and so you might just get caught slipping if you come out of this series because of how much it takes out of you. So I think it's an interesting is going to be great to watch. I think we've got a preview of it here in what it's going to be. But there are implications in how long this series go. There's something to keep him on. I don't know if I can buy into it. They're gonna be tired thing. Yes. It's an eighty two game season. Yes there now in the postseason. These guys are professionals with technology with our home chefs with our personal trainers with the way, we drink enough water the way, we take care of our bodies. I think you can recover a lot quicker then guys in the NBA did before all of these new technologies, and helpful. It's keep their bodies healthy and strong and fit in eighty two games a lot. I get it. But I don't know if the tired excuse not really inexpensive. Tired example, or the tired conversation works. I know. But I think it does innocence that we saw. The rockets miss twenty-seven straight threes. And it's not that they were unhealthy. It just happens because of your legs go from underneath you, and you can recover all you want to seven games against top notch opponent, Golden State it wears on you and that is just a different level after a regular season. As you mentioned eighty two games that I think has to be at least factored in. It's not going to explain away a loss. What is certainly has to be thought of when it comes to win. You're having to go into yet another round before you even get to the finals when it comes to Golden State or Houston advancing out of this. What do you think Dan Tony's how he's gonna react now coming in to game because he was so fired up tried so hard not to say horrible things and talk about the refs badly and insult them. But he's got a lot of feeling inside him. How frustrated was those four fouls that they missed just in the first half. How does he has a coach recover because that's going to be tough. No, you can't mess around and put your team in a bad position. Just because. You wanna pop off at the mouth like I think there is a matter of checking your emotions that needs to be applied to both team to to both players, and coaches, it's a matter of having that inject. And so that is a factor that you have to be concerned with if you're Mike dance only going forward if you're anybody on either one of these rosters. But as we heard Nick Friedel say both of these rosters both of these organizations are known to be very vocal with the officiating. And so the official the officials know that as well. And so they may have a quicker whistle in this series above all else because of how much they know they're going to catch from both of these Rosser. So it's something that you have to keep in mind. If you're on either side of this matchup. Let's quickly listen to him Dion. Tony after the game about the refs. Try to be nice guy. Really don't wanna give the charity charity the money. So. Response was I just said you miss that. That's what the make. So I miss forum as twelve five shots. So so bad. It's over. It's over can't change it. Now, you got to move on. How do you do that? How do you do that? What does he say to the guys? You do it by just going to the next game game by game is how you have to approach this postseason. And that's exactly what I'm sure Dan's only plans on doing and Chris ball's gonna stay calm to because he didn't help this situation. Either yet got him about to pay because he was talking spice. Win. He's got to be able to calm down. I mean, he's known to be a fire per personality. All right. Trevor we did it again, you and me, thanks, buddy. Coming up next. Sportscenter allnight. With Jay Reynolds, you've been listening to into the night on ESPN radio and the ESPN app..
"dan tony" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"It. But I think he's a better offense player, then Kobe, and Michael, but it is today's NBA how would Colby and Michael b in today's NBA you couldn't put your hands on Michael. So he would find a way to score on you hardened kills you in a variety of ways that we haven't seen. Steph curry can shoot he's best shooter in history of the game in my opinion. But he doesn't get to the hoop. The way James harden does hardened hardened can get the fifteen footer the twenty-five footer and he can dunk on you. How many guys can do that? And shoot a, you know, a quality three. Here's archaic Schreiber. Who tweets harden is in a tailor made system that elevates his hero ball play at a current NBA? That's defense is a shadow of what Mike and even movie to agree head to deal with. Plus he historically shrinks during the playoffs. Soda amazing regular season player. Sure. Yeah. That's all. I said know I said he has to have accomplishments in the postseason. So this emailer Twitter Twitter. Is that the Dan Tony system? Exacerbates the the what James harness does anybody in the groom room cosign on that theory? I do think hardened system is helped Steve Nash. When when to mclovin, absolutely you're playing right into his hands. Here. They get more shots often dead Tonio, except that the rockets as much as the old sons, but he helps offense. There's no doubt about that. Dan, Tony helped he was a big he should have gotten half of those MVP should've gotten one of the MVP trophies the two that Nash gone. Because you know that system and look was great. I shouldn't be flippant about it. But he he was great player helped out by that system. Yes. Mclovin. I'm looking at the all time leaders in points per game in part of it's hard and had a slow burn in his career. But he's not Michael Jordan's number one all time even had a will thirty point one two, and then LeBron's fourth a twenty-seven. These guys are offensive forces to. I mean, like, they're all. But there are also different. I okay. Lebron was unique. Michael Kobe Iverson Kareem Kareem the most unstoppable player in the history of the sport. Okay. Modern basketball. You know, when we'll played he was the biggest guy, and you know, the center competition wasn't exactly ideal and he was seven foot one two hundred seventy five pounds. And he was a great athlete. But the modern off modern day NBA Kareem is the most dominating most unstoppable player of all time because he had the one shot. You can you knew he was going to do it. And you still couldn't stop it. Yes. Mclovin. A couple names on this. Jerry West is top five all time per game. Is he was he that kind of score. I've never saw. Baylor to. Yeah. They were great scores. Their percentages weren't great field goal percentages. But Jerry get to the playoffs. He'd average forty and they'd lose a lot of that era. Those guys scored a lot of poise with their less defense back then I'm looking at some of the numbers crazy. Yeah. But you know, I don't think you had as many great athletes. So if you were a great athlete, you know, chances are you weren't going up against quality competition every single night because I I remember watching the Chicago Bulls had Bob Weiss, and Jerry Sloan not great athletes, but they were playing they were they played a lot. Jerry Sloan was a tough guy. But Bob Weiss, not a great athlete watching him play against Nate Archibald or Pete veteran, Jerry West or roll Frazier, and you had some guys with male pattern baldness. Back in the seventies. I've seen clips. I'm gonna show him to. I know I saw Bob Weiss play did write the what those guys they want to shave their head like, Michael, Jordan. That was pre shaving. Hey, we're getting away from the topic about James harden. New knucklehead. All right. Here's Kevin Durant. Talking about Patrick beverly's defense on him in the clippers. Golden State mentioned. Florida game..
"dan tony" Discussed on The Jump
"And if we're going to keep doing the exact same thing planum, forty two minutes and knife where playing them forty four minutes, and I just using his usage rate through the rate through the roof. Yeah. MVP's are great and him and Janas. So the one in two 'em VP's if you look at the minutes played per game for Jaanus versus heart, and it is way different. I don't think they're asking too much of him. I think they need to cut down his minute spe. That's what I think they need to do. But as far as him going out putting up these titles. No what you do when you play cut down his minutes because I go to the games. I'm a sweetheart to the games, and they could be. Yes. He's twenty three D Lexus when he walks out of oh, I'm t- MAC. Listen to games in the rockets can be up eighteen fourth quarter as James is still in the game. That's why when we're talking about. Are they asking too much is not so much like him scoring fifty seven. I'm okay with a guy hitting on fire. I'm okay with someone just getting buck as lead the league in scoring. But at some point time you need to sit out. Dan, Tony talks at the beginning of these seasons about where we're going to keep James Mundus down this year. Obviously in with the injuries in the middle of the season. That was not possible. They fell to stay even in the playoffs. But now that they have much of their team back. How does that conversation? Go will be players coach. This is what I want to say this, and I know people this is going to be probably the thing that people are gonna go nuts on their certain coaches. We either know who they are are we don't have a large enough sample size like Brad Stevens. We know. He's a good coach. We wanna see if you can coach a guy that can our team that can win a championship. We've seen Dan Tony have three MVP's and never make it to a fine. Right. Right. So we know who he is at this point. If I'm just saying, he's a good coach. He's a good year understand. He's a very good coach. But at some point in time is he the coach lead you to a championship is he the coat RC? The coach is going to have a great, right? Where season he's not changing you go back together. Get not changing they missed twenty seven straight threes would think, hey. Drop the ball to the basket. Let's get. But we sit there a sitting here, but we want to sit there and criticize all of these other hall of famers and say they didn't win a championship. Oh, you win a champion. Charles Barkley and win a championship. We're here you have a coach at has had multiple guys with multiple MVP's. And he's not changing these has a championship into a final people have to stop saying. He's carrying the low. This is a really really good team has a lot. Yes. He has a lot of great pieces around him. This is a championship contending team. They they don't wanna championship James harden winning MVP this year. And when if he wins the MVP this year, and they don't make it to the NBA finals. Obviously, they're not waiting champion that will be four MVP that he is in a world where the warriors exist, we keep discussing this. Thunder in the eighth c. Join us. We may still be talking about this new comeback. So hang out. Way double header for the people that Wednesday starting off at ok p with the Pacers and thunder, and then it is off the Salt Lake City for the just hosting LeBron. The Lakers you can catch the game from anywhere, thanks to the ESPN app. Welcoming in ESPN, teeny writers close to the show. And I don't know if you caught what was happening. I called it as you came out. They did argue throughout much of the break..
"dan tony" Discussed on Highly Questionable
"Can you really? Yes, sir. You k-? I'm never really. We got a week filled with highly questionable things one of them is right here. Sarahspain what do you like on the show today? Sarah Steve Kerr lip reading poppy, we get to do some of that Ali. The Dan Tony Brown. Prove that the base to this theory things up. This was like watching a clown car overtake, the Pentagon, this guy got everything that he wanted. He paints his mustache, she goes on social media, and he topples regimented football disciplined football by getting out of Pittsburgh without any leverage other than making a mess on social media. He got his money guaranteed. Went from zero guaranteed to thirty million guaranteed and made exactly the mess. You need to make for future. Reference on anybody who wants to get out of their situation in order to get what you want somehow his mustache and his Instagram videos actually took away from the parts of him that should be most troubling which is bailing on your team down the stretch the domestic violence incident. The throwing of the furniture that potentially could have injured a child. The speeding all of that stuff. We're not talking about that. Because the Instagram videos are so much funnier to talk about. Meanwhile, you said he got everything he wanted. If all he wanted was money, you're. Absolutely, right. If it mattered where he went he went to a four win raiders team that doesn't seem to know whether they're winning now or winning later. It sounds good right now. We'll see how good it feels if Derek Carr can't get him the balls he wants or if that team still hasn't figured out whether they're going to try to win within the time of his peak abilities, one of the dirty secrets of the NFL though. When you talk to diva receivers, they will tell you that they prefer to have the twelve catches for hundred twenty yards in a loss than the two catches for ten yards in a win. This is not about getting to the Super Bowl and Tonio Brown wanted one more large contract and created enough sewage.
"dan tony" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Streak was great. You know that I was just doing it. Because. Heads above water. Look at the roster that long. Which is great to see some. Well, that's the right answer. Says you didn't hear the crowd? They were up and they wanted it. And maybe missed it. Maybe he gave the right answer. Certainly give the right answer about the importance of the contributions from other Houston Rockets, but Mike dantonio the rockets at go Jeff for the game. Imagine I said if if hardened goes, and he takes that shot just to get to thirty. There would have been something not so K waiting for him. When he I would have met up with Mike dantonio. This is Dan Tony being asked after the game about James harden. Not attempting Elat shot to get to thirty. Self-preservation? Yeah. And rightfully so good. Call James harden. Twenty eight points streak ends at thirty two straight games with at least thirty point score. And most importantly as we get down to the stretch. We're into the final third of the NBA season. Houston gets the win one thousand nine hundred eleven but the best comeback stories. This. The best comeback story involves a guy. Carl Anthony towns one of the fine. Young bigs in the NBA. What are the best bigs in the NBA period? The Minnesota Timberwolves any one twelve one zero five win over Sacramento puts up thirty four points, twenty one rebounds. Here's a taste. Back from out of town takes the capstone. Giles on. Here's Wiggins back to can roles. For two more points for Colorado. Anthony towns his.
"dan tony" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Derrick Carl might as one ten that. I read that. Right. John minus one third I got one thirty odds. Derek Carr has won ten, Dan. They're showing me a hell of a lot more respect than I deserve. I mean, what does Derek Carr happy by about twenty five years? I mean, you got to be kidding me. I mean, I look this up right now does co. Derek Carr is twenty seven years old. I'm fifty one I got about twenty four years, and they're giving me those kind of that's showing debit card. No respect whatsoever zero. He deserves more than that. He deserves more than that. Now we were boxing for three rounds. I I like my chances against most you have seen. I don't do the martial arts thing even about star about start. But now Matt respected every car. I don't agree with what he said and how he handled stuff. So I was attacking what he said not who he is. So let's be very very clear about that. Because children might be watched his children might Google just one day, so recognizing that I am not attacking your dad's character attacking what he said about me last night on Twitter with the cloud stuffing challenge into a fight. That's what I'm attacking. I am not attacking your daddy der. Car or your uncle David who by the way, he's doing a good job for the NFL network. Really nice guy seems just wanted to point that out. Anyway, let's get back to the phones. Edit eight say ESPN, let's go to Jillian lava. They what's up. I was just going to ask you about how how James harden lit up the garden last night. What about it means for the future? Well, I just think that he's incredible. My problem. My concerns were James harden is that he's gonna wear himself out because that's what my Dan Tony does. I know they're guard him a Daryl Morey in television yesterday. I think he was on FOX with my man, Chris Carter, my brother and along with Nick, right? Both of them doing a great job and Jenna Wolfe. Of course. I think that you know, I don't get to watch that much. But when I can it's worth watching. But here's the deal when I look at them. I will tell you that you know, when I started Daryl Maury said they got him in practice that is true. Because by then Tony works diligently to avoid really looking at you, you know, really working in practice say that energy for the games. So I understand that. But the flip side to all of it is that. I would say to you. Hey, you know, big say, whatever they want James harden has to be one hundred percent when he's about to go up against when he's about to go up against Golden State Warriors in the postseason. He'll need more than that. As for the Knicks. I will tell you. They're losing keep on losing get Diane Williamson, and I'll be happy. You don't get John Williams and RJ Barrett. It's gonna be a problem. It's going to be a problem. Even I was just gonna ask you also about the undrafted kid Alonzo true point. I like I like him. He's got a role on there. But you know, how view him I view him similar to what I've you Josh hot for the Lakers. He's a third or fourth wheel. Okay. It doesn't you know? You know, you the Knicks. You need a big to a big three before we even get the trailer. That's just me. Yeah. Also wanted to touch on the NFL really quickly. Go ahead. You know, looking at it, you I know you believe that the overtime rules are unfair. But what did you say that that's kinda devaluing the defensive end of the football. I'm just listen. I don't want to belabor the point mop position is clear. Ali both teams should have a chance at the football. Just like they do in college. It's just that simple to me. It's just out. How you do it? I think both teams have an opportunity at the football in overtime other than a coin toss. That's just what I believe. I gotta run though. I appreciate the call..
"dan tony" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Thousand on that. Denver basketball inside in an Gomez. Looks in shock clock. Reset to fourteen seconds launch. Throws it in top of the key over to me Beasley now Plumlee has status. A free point line gets poked in the face by Neneh and goes down to the ground as Mason Plumlee. His name's making sure he's ok in its hands flew away on them. Take a look at the replay here. He squares up to the rim. Then he goes, I steal. And instead just swipes up. Undercuts him right on the right? I yeah. I heard. And they're going to give Denver a moment here to take a look at Mason. Now, the crowd sees the replay for some reason they feel as if that's. Terrible. Call. You can punch people in the face. It's all right fine. This is Houston. Offense. I think one of the things that's been working for this crew and nuggets is the screening has been much better line. So when you when a team wants to get physical up into you, then you gotta get physical back and get them off of you screening has been really good Yokich will come information back door, cut Lyles riverside talk with your hands. Nice play there out of the time out nuggets break the tie there. Back in the lead by two. Brandin? Knight has a top of the key over the net. Then eight puts it on the floor hands off behind him to Austin rivers rivers lips of right side, three pointers on the way by NS. That one's no good long rebound. Poked away by netting to the mid Lord circle in Austin rivers. We played three minutes here in the second quarter. He throws it off to a cutting in its drive. In addition. He threw it away loose ball school. Monte Moore's Moore's has it across the timelines key over to Nicole Yokich. He hands off behind him to Lyles cuts against the grain stops free. Throw line extended throws it back over to joker joker backdoor. Beasley layup is often in timeout. Call by Mike, Dan, Tony as the nuggets have their one point shy of their big lead of the game. They're up by four fifty forty three to thirty nine Denver..
ESPN Forecast -- MVP honors, the best offensive player
"Some big words they're out of mike dantonio sarah how far office scenes assessment of james harden i hesitate going into james harden's game because of the year he's having because of how much i believe everything short of the best offense of player i've seen is accurate he can score in so many different ways the way in which we've seen facilitate has been tremendous but then told me saying the best offensive player he's he played with kareem he coached kobe i'm from chicago so michael jordan is it for me you go through the list of players oscar robert i keep naming different players james harden has been tremendous but i also think you have to look at dan tony style how much that lends itself to why james harden is able to put up the numbers he has utilizing the type of talent he has the game has changed this is a different era james harden for the last six years has averaged about ten free throw attempts game gets eight or nine points per game from the free throw line of big part of that is the way in which they have changed how you can play defense so i think there's a lot that goes into what we're seeing out of james harden and what we've seen outta him the past couple of seasons but not over the duration of career to calm the best offensive player that we've seen listen i think hardened should be the league second ever unanimous mvp this year i have been preaching this gospel for quite some time i i was in houston when they traded for him and i remember because i'm such a stats nerd looking at his perth thirty six numbers coming off the bench.
Is James Harden, LeBron James or someone else responsible for the most wins in 2017-18?
"Have a real ax to grind even though i've lived here for thirty five years i want to hear more rockets and less lebron and less staff and something about no they won't win seventy three games this year but they they've tied if if not beaten already they're all time record for wins by a rockets team in a season including when akeem was air room i love back then and everything i just want to hear you talk about the rockets and give us some positivity for a change well dave i'll do that now in the final minute that i have right up against the break and i'll tell you james harden is the mvp that was good phone call james harden mvp but you know it and i know it if you wanna shut everyone up guess what you gotta do this year win the championship you want love you want people to bow down to you and say all hail the houston rockets and let's celebrate the houston rockets well dan tony needs the coach in the postseason and i'll be the dan tony in the postseasons of the past and james harden needs to show up in the postseason you do that this year and you take golden state down in the process and win the championship you're gonna have people praising the rockets because the nba product the last few years some people got tired of it because it's been predictable so yeah i'm rooting for a team like houston i think it would be fun to see a team like houston defeat golden state and then when the championship but they're still question marks with the rockets because they have not done it and then tony has not done it james harden has not won an nba championship and until you do so there's going to be question marks and there's going to be doubted but proven wrong and do that by winning the entire thing and then everyone everyone will give you praise eight five five two four cbs when we come back it's exact yelp show our number three we talk michael bennett everyone.