35 Burst results for "Daryl Morey"

"daryl morey" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:53 min | 8 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on WGN Radio

"It's a Jim bohan and show welcome in Hope you enjoy John O'Neal and the book The point he was making and I want to make when we get to China though Putin and the Russians yes they're evil The stuff that goes on with he and his minions but the Chinese are another level So I'm looking at Pew Research And I like pew I think they're pretty unbiased as pollsters They did this pretty big poll of U.S. adults and it was conducted just at the beginning of April Asking them about China And I'll break it down by party That's what the material I have in front of me Here is question one And I'd love to have you answer Do you have an unfavorable view of China 70 not only 79% of Democrats said they had an unfavorable view and only 89% of Republicans what How could you not have an unfavorable view of communist China Question two China's power and influence is a major threat to the U.S. Only 60% of Democrats said that in 76% of Republicans Next one it's more important to get tougher than build a strong relationship with China on economic issues Only 43% of Democrats agreed and only 67% of Republicans Here's the critical question you could start with 8 6 6 50 Jimbo China is an enemy of the U.S. Only 12% of Democrats believe that What And only 42% of Republicans So look Democrats are way low in this but it's a Republicans too In what universe are we not allowed to say that China is an enemy of the United States And existential threat I was talking to one of the people here at the bohannon show and saying look I'm in Philadelphia The president of the sixers Daryl morey Used to be of the vice president whatever their in Houston the Houston Rockets Yao Ming played for the rockets way back when So mori is a savvy smart guy He just happened to tweet out one day free Hong Kong They went after the NBA if you remember they have hundreds of millions of people apparently who love basketball and the NBA sensitive to that And they threaten them with all kinds of things and even followed through Just because Daryl morey who almost got fired over that tweeted out free Hong Kong What I'm saying is it's not just the huge things that we're talking about It's down to that level Think about that Down to that level So how would you answer some of these The main one is this China is an enemy of the United States I'm looking for somebody out there in bohan and land This is no That's overkill We got to get along with that You know and look I know how hard it is to divorce ourselves from the products we saw this during COVID with even things that were medical and with China it's very very difficult to untangle but if we don't start doing it now when are we ever going to do that They are an enemy of the United States They're an enemy of the world The Wuhan virus Look it up Just dumping and creating artificial islands in the South China Sea area And as I said Daryl morey just tweaks out free Hong Kong And all hell breaks loose Around the NBA billions of dollars a lot of stuff going on forever Just over that tweet The Confucius Institutes they have on college campuses the stuff they're doing here In other words the Russians yeah they have a lot of nuclear weapons Yeah Putin is a stone cold killer Yes But they don't have the bandwidth They don't have the power They don't have the muscle and I would say they don't have the drilled down fanaticism even of the communist Chinese So it's fine to push back on Putin and the Russians without a doubt But they are pip squeaks as a threat in my view How is it that Americans when asked China is an enemy of the United States only 12% of Democrats only 42% of Republicans answer yes We can no longer say the word enemy You ever notice you have to say adversary What happened back to today's I've been talking to somebody the axis of evil What happened back to the evil empire Ronald Reagan Right With Russia then the USSR They're pip squeaks in comparison To what China is up to and what they're doing what they're trying to do They're aggression moving forward They're long view on what they're going to do to the world Including what we've seen quite just look at how they're trying to control the virus I mean you talk about all out No give up in trying to in Shanghai You've seen it in the news So how is it the American people don't get that I know it's hard I guess to face up to this And to say really can't we get along We have the economy in common The answer is no Ultimately we can't It's not We're not going to play ping Pong with them all day That kind of diplomacy They have to be challenged They have to be shown that they are not going to wear it down over the course of time And then maybe you have the ability to see areas around the edge I don't know what they might be But they are the enemy So is Russia under Putin That's pretty clear Is it not Why is China so fuzzy in the minds of people though What more do they have to do How about this one China's power and influence is a major threat to the U.S. only 60% of Democrats believe that 76% of Republicans That means 24% of Republicans don't believe that China's power and influence is a major threat to the U.S. They think they're still kind of triple-A or something Really What do they have to do so that this comes through to us All right here's how you get in 8 6 6 50 Jimbo 8 6 6 50 Jimbo gets you to me Followed DOM Giordano on Twitter at DOM show 1210 Also the NBA draft is in the throes of the first round now I am not a fan of the I know it's a fun thing for a lot of people How would you like to be drafted and told where you have to go Can you make a defense of that if you're a conservative Will get.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

04:58 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

"All right, Beck so we heard from the beard there. Give me your takeaways from that media appearance. When he said right off the top, Philadelphia was always my first choice and it just didn't happen. This is what really believed that. That's another one. I'm sorry. I don't mean to interrupt you but I really believe that either. There's a whole lot of stuff going on on Tuesday I didn't really buy it to. Yeah, I mean, I'm not sure that I don't buy it. You know, look, we see in this reunion with Daryl morey and Ted Brown, who's, you know, was presidency CEO, whatever his title is, who also came from Houston. And we know that hard as close with some of the owners there too. It's not crazy to think that that's where he always wanted to be that was his first choice. It's also not crazy to think that tilman fertitta did not want to send him to Philly and senator Brooklyn instead because a, he didn't want to give him to Daryl morey and B he wanted the draft package that the nets had to offer rather than Ben Simmons. Like it is, it is plausible. I'm not going to call out hard on that one..

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"daryl morey" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

03:13 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"So Ramona, I need you to take me inside the phone call, the phone call that blew up the NBA last week, the phone call that sent James Harden to the sixers and Ben Simmons as part of this king's ransom to the nets, what did that call sound like? A public at the end of negotiations, right? It's usually just two guys on the phone. It's usually just Daryl morey, Sean marks on the phone. Yes, that being the sixers and nets GMs.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

05:02 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

"Bet online, where the game starts. Okay, the trade deadline was a big game yesterday, bob. You know, a blockbuster with James Harden and Ben Simmons. Simmons Seth curry Andre Drummond a couple of pics. They go to Brooklyn harden and Paul Millsap, go do Philadelphia. I know how you feel about Simmons, how do you feel about this deal? Number one, the big winner in the I told you so category was Daryl morey. He listened to people like me and there were plenty of us who said Daryl, give it up, go 50 cents on the dollar, go 33 cents a dollar, do something, get rid of the guy, you're wasting it's a waste of time. Nobody's going to give you what you want. So guess what? He got a high high profile player back in return just as he said, he insisted that he would. So congratulations to you, you got what you wanted. Okay, now I hate to sound like mister wishy washy, but you can make a case for both teams enjoying what they're going to get. All right, let's start with start with to harden to Philadelphia. What if people talking about all the experts in the cognitive diet the last 18 hours? Oh my God, it's going to be a pick and world arrival. The greatest of all time. They're going to put Stockton Malone in the rearview mirror. They're going on, they're going to revolutionize the pick and roll with those two. We'll see. You know, I see why they think it could happen. If harden is playing well, we know me and beat playing at the peak of his game. And he's arguably the most efficient player in the league at doing what he does over the last month. Nobody's played better than Joel embiid. So he's tremendous. Okay, let's see what Hardin does with this. There's no doubt of his technical skill, but there's something missing. You know, first of all, let's go back up, he's never won it. And he's bouncing around now searching wing searching and all that. He's never won it. And there's something, you know, just something that we'll find out. Maybe Doc can solve the puzzle. I was going to say, I think he has the right coach. I think that when James Harden, the reason I think it'll work with Philadelphia is when he arrived with Brooklyn, he bought it. I mean, we found.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

04:27 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"It happened, no one no one care. Like no one, no one knew it. No one enforced it. Everybody's supposed to have the certificate up by the front door. They didn't have it. And it kind of changed everything from that point on because at that point on, then there were lines. Everybody did counters. They had fire departments coming in because the previous weekend, there was this supposed riot in Burlington, which wasn't really much of a riot. A couple rugby guys that I knew got into it with the cops and people freaked out. So they spent a couple of days, then we were the first place that was busy because it was a Wednesday. So had we not had that party we would have been dead and then somebody else would have got popped on Thursday. So I had to go to these town hall things and argue the case because the owner was like, I don't think I'm opening back up again. He's like the rent has always been absurd. I've got a family. He just got married. He's like, I think we're good. So then the landlord who was an asshole. Because he stole some equipment that was mine that was in there. And never gave it back to me. He was a fucking piece of work. He equipment? Yeah, yep, nice. And the thing was, I was like, can I get that back? And then he's like, oh, well, it's my understanding that it belonged to the bar. And I was like, you found an understanding that worked out for you. It's like me, bro. Yeah. Exactly. Well done, Kyle. And anybody that thinks like, all right, you know, what's the other side of the story? I'll leave you with this example. So he decided, well, I own this bar, they've just redone it because that other owner had brought it another owner as an investor and they spent money like remodeling it and changed everything around and I don't know. It was kind of a weird spot because it used to be a dive, but it was everybody's favorite dive. And then they tried to make it more of an advanced thing. And so we would be dead at like quarter of midnight. And then for the next two hours, it was a flood. It was like a stress test from bar rescue. It would go so hard for like two hours. So you really worked for two hours. But the register still did pretty well. So we were like, this isn't great that no one comes here anymore until later because it's no longer the dive. But we do really well because everybody's just already pre game for such a long time. So anyway, the owner, the guy who owned the building. It was like, well, screw it. I got to turnkey bar. I've lost out on the rent. The rent for that place was like triple the nicest bar in town. I don't know why they ever did the least the way they did it. And he was like, well, screw it. He called it another bar made up some polo shirts, made everybody wear a uniform because back when I managed it, I was like, I don't care what you guys backwards hat. My T-shirt, right? Yeah, pack and dips. I was like, I don't care. Do what it was like you want back there. And I'm not making that sound like I ran a tight ship, but I actually was good at running it. I believe it or not. I know that seems impossible after I just said the thing got right and shut down. I don't blame you for not believing me. But the owner after like a week started seeing these college kids banking like a 102 hundred bucks each and tips. Okay. So he's like, wait, what's my liquor cost? We shouldn't understand and he's looking at all the numbers and he goes, I should be doing he's like, wait, so you four guys and the waitress or they're splitting up almost a thousand bucks a night in tips and the guys were like, yeah, these are sick jobs. You know, it was really hard to get those jobs and everybody wanted them. You could work one night as a college kid. And you'd be set for spending money for the week. Hell you were rich. And he was like, all right, no, no, no, that's not the way it should work because he didn't know anything about the bar business. He would take all of their tips and he kept half and then he would hand him out. So I mean, I guess you could do it if you were the owner. So basically he did a thing where he's like, if you're only working two to three hours, then it should be an hourly. He's like, I think it should be like, you know, ten bucks an hour is fair. So guys ended up it was worse than half. I think a couple guys are like, yeah, everybody's quitting. He goes, we're making like $40 a night now, bartending. Because he just was like, that's absurd that you guys make this much money. And it was like, yeah, no shit, why do you think people have a hard time leaving bartending? Because it's quick. It's great money. And your friends are in there and everybody's kind of figure it out. You can do really well. So there you go. All right, memory lane. I would pay multiple thousands of dollars to have one night there again right now, because you probably just noticed in my voice..

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

04:33 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"It's a fake. And it's like, pal, do you see all these things on the back? Do you have anything to scan or whatever? It's like, no, we don't have a scanner. It's a fake pal. I don't know what to tell you. And I was like, I was really upset. It's a little emasculating, but again, it's like what are you going to do? You're going to knock him out and then knock three other bounces out and then settle up at the bar for a whisky, like no, that's never going to happen. So you just kind of have to take the L there and try not to ruin your chances to come back, so you did that. And yeah, it feels yucky inside for a moment. He's got the power and he feels great and you feel a little emasculated. And it's not because you don't feel like you could take him. That shouldn't even cross your mind. It's just that nothing good ever. You won't get your way, no matter what. If they're not letting you in, there's like almost no room for negotiation. So yeah, you should have just kept your mouth shut. And even though it sounded like it was one of his friends. I'm just saying, it happens when you're not wrong at all. And you just have to just have to roll with the punches. So yeah, I think you can go back soon because you didn't say anything other than what was overheard. If he's still on your case a month later because one of your other friends said something. The only reason I think he would ever even remember it is because the ID part of this whole thing would be like, oh, you're the kid that looks like he's 50 15, but it's a real picture the whole thing. Hey, didn't one of your friends say this. Then if he's like, now you can't come in a month later after your friend said something, then you kind of have your answer about his entire program that were initially being asked about in the first time. But you've also said something serious, you're like, well, I don't want to go up and get turned away and look like a loser. All right, how long does that transaction? 12 seconds? Yeah. You will get through that. You will get through that. You know, and then you know where you stand. All right? So there you go. You just have to go somewhere else for your espresso martinis pregame. And sometimes bars can get, they might just be fresh off a raid. Like everything seems good and then it's not. And then fresh off parade. Well, whatever it's called, it's like, you know, it's on it. I don't know how this happens, but guys, especially guys who are really, really into being a bouncer. It's like, hey, if anybody's in here caught, you know, I'm going to lose my job and this is my whole life. But sometimes it's just the cops come in and they're like, we know we know for a fact that there's 19 year olds running around in here. I don't think that's what this bar was. Be like, yeah, we get S.W.A.T. here on Tuesday, guys. I could even be, it could have been a month ago too. Who knows? I'm just saying. You never know why those bouncers are the way they are, but you can pretty much give a good guess why. We got rated. I was managing a bar. We got rated on Wednesday night. It's awful. Never opened again. What was the college bar, right? Yeah. Yeah, I was managing it. I was two years out of school, but I was still up there. And I've told this story before, but there was a huge weekend incident overcrowding. People freaking out about it so the town hall was like, all right, and the police, the whole way it works just to scene out of the wire, less at stake. They're like, all right, first pieces you place you see crack down and we got. We got run over. And I'm just standing at the door. Oh, this is probably not good. And I was a chart. There wasn't the owner wasn't there. It was just me. And I'm 23. I like girls were jumping out of the. We had a garage door that opened that was on a patio, but it was more of a window so you couldn't go in and out of it. People were jumping over the rail and getting out of there. It was mayhem. The cops are actually like, they were like, where's your occupancy thing? And I just said, you know, I don't know in a drawer. He's like, you don't know your occupancy off the top of your head, I was like, no. And the thing is, is no one ever enforced it ever. And then they decided they were going to make an example at a first busy place and it happened to be us because we had an alpha 18 and over party that was hosted. So that was even worse. Then they carted every single person they corralled everybody and carted everybody on the way out. And they were like, we counted a 120 underaged people or something like that. I was like, yeah, I was 18 and over. He's like most of them worship face dude. I was like, well, you know, not my problem. Yeah, we can't keep track. Can't keep track of it all. Prove they got it here, yeah. Yeah, man, it was lit vibes are tight in here. You know what to tell you. They all came in junk, must have been a party around here somewhere. We're playing the belly soundtrack start to finish. It was going off. It was closed forever then. Was the fines just too big 'cause they hit you with every single one or something? Did you say it never opened again? Yeah, I actually had a sit in front of town hall like this community access channels and I'm sitting here like talking on behalf of the bar to open up and I'm 23 and they just gotta be a joke. I'd lost before I ever sat down. Although it was funny 'cause I walked around town and I ran it like a few adults. They were like, you were really good on TV. You held your composure, you had no chance to win. And I was like, well, I went in with a plan, but basically what they did is they enforced stuff. I know there's some people listening right now being like, how did you not know what your occupancy was? Like, that's the first thing you need to know. I would agree. 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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

05:12 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"We need to make sure that the ball is in his hands. You know, most of the time. So I think they're build a little different. They have Joe Mixon they're running back to Nixon. Joe Mixon adds a different element at the running back spot. He can run the ball. I mean, to me, what tops you running back in the AFC one of the best backs in the league. You know, he can run the ball. He can throw him to him in the past again. But I think the 6 added bangers with Joe burrow, they I think they lean more heavily on Joe burrow than I think the way Sean mcvay schemes his office up with Matthew Stafford. There's been some burrow Brady stuff, which is just disrespectful. Let's give it a little while here. But I understand at least the personality, the way they carry themselves a little bit, although I think actually burrows even more, he's more subdued and Brady is. I think Brady actually gets after guys a little bit more than maybe we've seen from burrow. Let's go back to that year. You guys go on that run you win the Super Bowl, but he's backing up true. We know the story. What did you think of Tom when he was the backup? Were there any signs? Of superstardom, you know, you could never predict anything like that. Here's what I did see, though. I saw a guy who was number one Tom came in. Thomas was a full straight forcing quarterback. So this is a guy that methodically worked his way up from full strength to being Drew Bledsoe's backup. How often does that happen? And so, you know, you could see the intangible like the dude had command in the huddle. He was smart, he knew the play. He knew the playbook. He knew, you know, pretty much where to go with the football. A lot of his just opportunity. You know? And then once Thomas got his opportunity, you know, during that just game, I think Tom was managed well and was allowed to develop properly. You know, during that time, we were led by defense running game. We weren't a quarterback centric team, but as Tom grew into it, you know, and I was special like Super Bowl. That last drive, man. That's what to me. That's what propelled him to kind of superstar. Did you guys laugh when he went back and heard the broadcast and Madden tell you guys are taking knee? Of course. Of course, this is just like do you know what type of competitor I am? Like, why the hell would we take a knee and you know seed all the momentum to the St. Louis rams at their time? They had all the momentum. We were like, listen, this is playing the greatest show on turf. We were like 14 point underdogs. We got a chance to catch our name in the history books with this drive. So let's go do it. Like it was, there wasn't any question at that time. What we want to do. Yeah. As the Tom thing grew, though, I always felt like they didn't trust him that much to throw the football in the beginning. You know, that first playoff run. Was it his physical development? Was it just more trust? Like how did that pivot to now we're going to actually let you get the focus of the offense where clearly I think he might have been after defense in the running game. He was like the third priority on that team that won that first Super Bowl. Well, I think trust is earned, right? You know, you can't people don't give it to you. You have to earn it. So I think through Tom in the process. You know, it's all about, that's what development is all about. Development is about not only your physical improvement on your physical skill set, but also earning the trust and your coaching staff to be able to, you know, trust that you gonna make the right place, you wanna make the right calls and ultimately you're gonna go up, you're gonna be the one that go out there and execute. So I think that's what Tom did over time was you like that Tom all the time. That's what he did, man. He earned the trust of the coaching staff to be able to, you know, gain more responsibility. And once he wants that, once I start happening, man, he took it and ran with it like he was saying both. When he retires, do you have to send a text or I know your personality you probably like, I don't need to do that. Why do I need to do that? Yeah, bro, like, I'm never the type of guy to shoot somebody. Shoot some money and say, hey, bro, congratulations on retirement. That's so corny to me, man. It's like, I want you to, you know, we're gonna chat, something like that, but I'm not going. I'm not the type of send somebody a text. I now, every time I see you have a good segment, I'm gonna say congrats would on an awesome viewer feel great on get up. I'm just so good at get up. Happy for you. My man. You deserve everything. All right, let's go back, let's do a little story time then. What's your favorite playoff game? Is it the Raiders game? Is the tuck rule game?.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

02:22 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"Agent to sign important when that's been a pretty long time as far as I can count and who are you trading for? It's that cap space. Like I just, I don't see the plan right now. It's just a much flexibility as possible invest in a pretty Simon's and that's it. Right now with the blazers. They didn't to me not getting somebody to add to that mix like a grant hurt them after this deadline. Portland is probably, I don't know if you'd agree or not, but if you said the 5 worst free agency, like cap space destinations, I think it's in the bottom 5. And back to when it was staffed a little different. I know that that was a major concern. It's like, why do we want caspase? Nobody's coming here? That was very much a concern of the Neil O'Shea regime. There's no doubt about that. Yes. That was actually vocalized, I think, during the Neil Ollie, during the meeting. I don't know what he's heard there. Right, by the way, he's not wrong. He's not wrong. Look, another deal, the Ibaka stuff. You know, I feel like if you're a bucks fan, you haven't paid too close of attention since they beat you in the playoffs a few years ago. You're like, that's awesome. We got that guy. He fights his ass off. I mean, Ibaka was essential to the raptors winning that title. What he did in game 6, the Golden State. It's kind of lost and all the other things that happened. He was incredible. But he is after back surgery. He's even in the lineup. So you could say it's brook Lopez insurance, the shooting numbers are actually probably better than you'd think. But we're talking about 15 minutes a game from a guy that's in and out of the lineup. So I thought it was just sort of minor insurance, which there was a lot of different pieces to the definite thing, but it felt like they were kind of desperate to just do any moving of the deck because the brook Lopez thing is still an uncertainty. Yeah, I mean, I don't know how you can count on Lopez tone back at all at this point. I mean, coming off. And when he comes back, what kind of player is he going to be? That's a real surgery, Evan. Back surgery there in Ibaka. I think you have the same thing, right? You had a back problem back surgery. He had back surgery. And I've watched him a little bit having watched some clippers give me a couple of good games. I think in the last week or so, but he's still, if you're playing Serge Ibaka more than 15 minutes a game, you're you have a problem. You have an injury issue or a file trouble issue with a guy that's out there in the floor. I mean, he's almost forget like Lopez insurance. He's like, Bobby portis insurance basically. If something goes terribly wrong with portis, Lisa,.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

02:44 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"Him there at the top, some other people around Troy as well that have big voices. Troy was and is a big Jeremy grant fan. And him not getting traded maybe tells me that his voice carried the day. Now at one point I was told that there was discussions over a Jeremy grant miles Turner swap within Indiana. India I didn't want to do that, especially after this bonus deal, because they believe Turner is someone that can anchor a team now, but he's not flanked by sabonis, but that was only interesting grant deal that I heard of that maybe kind of wonder like, all right, well, that might make some sense for a young team to add a versatile big like Turner into that mix. Yeah, that's an interesting one, because I just feel like if you're a Detroit and you find anybody that's cool with being there and even grant was cool taking 20 shots and putting a bigger numbers than they ever had before. And you can say you're developing the rest of those guys, but you know if somebody wants to stay in Detroit right now, I'm not sure that I'm going to hurry to trade that guy. It's now opposite shifted the cade Cunningham, but after they signed him, they made him like the marketing face of the franchise. Like he was the guy out there. He wanted to be there. He was coming off a successful run in Denver. They want him to be kind of the de facto face of the franchise. I'm a little bit disappointed that Portland didn't go all out for him. They picked up a draft pick in that CJ McCollum deal. They had some pieces that maybe they could have made an appetizing offer. And all the blaze was really accomplished in the last week was shedding salary. Like, what did they gain from Norman Powell Robert Covington and CJ McCollum? You know, Jason hart and Josh in one draft pick. Is that enough for your three marquee guys? I mean, I think it to get those guys, you have to send out what two or three draft picks in the first place. I didn't to me, the Powell and the Covington deal. Happened too quickly. Were the clippers going anywhere? That offer was going to be on the table on Thursday at two 59. Like nobody else was taking like Eric Bledsoe. Nobody cared about keon Johnson. That was going to be on the table. I would have liked to have seen Joe cronin, a new GM. Maybe show a little more patience in that moment and wait to see if something opened up where somebody would give you a first round pick for Robert Covington where they would give you a first round pick for Norman Powell. Maybe you couldn't get anything more than what you got for CJ McCollum, but that felt like a pretty light return for a player of mccomb's caliber. Now you're going into the off season and what exactly are you selling Damian Lillard on cap space? A, when was the last free.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

02:47 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"Has been absurd with those guys. And that may even include horror. So I'm not doing the best service to this. But there's some numbers that tell you, but then I think there's if you keep watching it all the time. You're like, okay, I think there's, I think the tightest thing was almost a bit of an insurance, not just the injury, but maybe they feel like if they played better, do they need somebody that's a little bit more locked in if they're actually going to try to do something in the playoffs which I still have a hard time believing. The run has been great, by the way, manics you deserve a lot of props when there was no one rowing in your direction where you said this team's identity is going to be defense first and by the end of this, it will be a top ten defensive team. You've got some pushback for that. And it's been even better. But then you look at this last month plus with these great stats. And all this stuff now, I don't think they've beaten a top 8 seeds in over a month. So you know what? It's a big improvement from what it's been, but I still don't know really what it means for them. Yeah, I had a conversation the other day with someone in the organization who was saying, we're great at being the crap out of bad teams. They're on a run on right now. On teams that are having injury problems or whatever they are. So I guess it's better than the alternative. I mean, they had some bad losses in the month of December, even before then games they should have won games against teams that were ravaged by COVID. Or the Minnesota loss was especially painful when the one on the road and lost to like the zombie Timberwolves and a couple more that were like that. So at least they're winning games that they're supposed to win. I like what jaylen Brown is doing smart has been good for them as well. And I do like again to bring it back full circle. Like, you know, just haven't like they're never going to be a great offensive team. That's just like Tatum's a great offensive player, brown's a good offensive player. The rest of them, whatever. Streaky at times. White at least bring someone that can move the ball around. Right around 5 assists I think per game. That's just going to make smarts life a little bit easier. Tatum's life a little bit easier and maybe that can give them just enough of a push offensively that their defense will carry them to wins against good teams. Yeah, right. I think that's it. I mean, especially after that Minnesota loss. You know, I think back to that thunder loss last year and you go, what is wrong with these guys? At least they're beating these bad teams right now. I don't know of the other deals that I was sifting through, I can just hear Detroit fans being excited to think of Marvin Bagley's not the guy that probably is the same guy. The Jeremy grant, though. Surprised they held out the Jeremy grant. Are you? Well, I mean, they still have them another year. Yeah. And from what I was able to understand, there's like, there's a lot of cooks in the kitchen in Detroit, right? I'm not exactly sure who's in power at any given time. Like Troy weaver should be because he was hired for that job, but he's got the experience. We got our and tell him there at the top, some other people around Troy as well that have big voices. Troy was and is a big Jeremy grant fan..

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

04:34 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"The trade deadline is behind us now and it was a nice run of action there. Chris manik Sports Illustrated covers the NBA does a great job joins us now. All right, but I want to get to, let's start at least with the headline part of this. There are rumors kind of going in all different directions. It felt like the league, the momentum was going towards the piece where it was like, hold off and then it kind of picked back up. So I don't know. Your take on the fit, stuff you had heard, this thing finally happening. Yeah, you know, the hardened camp started to kind of, I think the hardened camp realized in the last 48 hours that there's a chance of deal might not happen. And that's why in the last 36, you started to hear kind of more stuff about Hardin wanting out. Before then it was Steve Nash saying James Harden's not going to be traded hard not saying anything at all. But in the last day or so, it started to pick up some momentum on hardened kind of make it clear that he wanted Philadelphia to happen, which I think put a lot of pressure and did put a lot of pressure on Brooklyn to find a deal that worked, otherwise risk sabotage in the rest of this season and in all likelihood losing him at the end of the year for nothing. So that's kind of what I heard in the last 24 hours, but how this sort of came together. I am endlessly fascinated by Philadelphia's obsession with James Harden. I mean, Daryl morey got his man, right? This is who Daryl targeted all along. He's been wanting a reunion with James Harden since he took that job in Philadelphia. But there's a pretty reasonable argument that it's not the right deal to make. You know, harden's 32, maybe 33 next year. They're likely going to lavish a contract that's going to be for the next 5 years that's going to be the neighbor of $270 million on him in the off season. And we're talking about a guy that in his last two stops as thrown fits to get out of these situations. And whose numbers this year have regressed from previous year. So I would argue, Ryan, that, you know, you can make a pretty strong case that maybe turning to Atlanta and saying all right, give me John Collins, bugged on novich, a couple of draft picks. That would have been better for Philadelphia's short and long-term than the trade we saw culminated today. No, it's a really good point because in the open, I'm like, both teams kind of want because of who they got rid of, not so much what came back. Even though I think we all kind of feel like asset wise Brooklyn did a better job and who knows the blessing in disguise here maybe that they never have to make the hardened contract decision now, which is pretty horrifying. Pretty scary, especially with the 32 year old version that we've seen from Hardin. But I also wonder like harden's better than what you've had when that guy doesn't want to play for you. But from a basketball standpoint, it's not like they're going to run post and then hard just going to try to feed him, although hard is probably going to be the best pass or that. I would say entry past wise because Simmons was kind of all over the place, even though he'd made great passing plays. I'm not sure. I think it changes who they are defensively a little bit because now you're making up for them or maybe that's being plays more because you feel better that you can keep a bigger guard out. You know, I like it. I like that both teams were able to move on. I don't like how we got here. I think that's another thing that's alarming. But there's so much uncertainty about how it all fits in probably more challenging for Philly than Simmons who comes in with way less pressure on. I think a lot more challenging for Philly. I mean, you mentioned the fit with embiid. I mean, they'll be really good pick and roll. That's as good a combination, I think you have in the league right now because you can't really, you can't switch it, you gotta go under. I mean, there's a lot of things about challenge that's gonna present for defenses if they get ruling in that set. But I look at a guy like tyrese maxi. And what kind of impact does this have? Big question. You saw the ball on his hand a lot in his time this season. And he's become like this beloved figure in Philly because of it. Like he's the guy that wanted to be there. He's the guy that slid into Ben Simmons spot as thrived in that place in the rotation. Like hypothetically, if harden comes in and there's a little bit of some bumps along the way and maxis play tails off because of it. The honeymoon for hard could be pretty quick out there in that city. If it doesn't, if they don't get off to some kind of fast start. So look, maybe like Daryl's forgotten more of a basketball than I'll ever know, so he gets the benefit of the doubt, but this is not like some kind of home run fit. There are several other trades that were out there and certainly doable.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

04:39 min | 10 months ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo

"The headliner, the one we've all been waiting for now for, I don't know, it's all ramped up here quite a bit. The last week. Ben Simmons goes to the nets, Philly sends him out with Seth curry, Andre Drummond, a 22nd first that also could be deferred to 23 and then a 27 first top 8 protected. A 76ers finally get their manager James Harden a year plus after they thought they were getting him from Houston. They get Paul Millsap. So on the surface you go, hey, then that's on the tray. All right? They get the picks. They get curry, sure they need its size. I know drama gets a ton of rebounds, man, but I've just watched it enough to go. He's almost like that score and a bad team that gets 20 something and you're like, hey, is he good? And you're like, I know. Look, rebounds are harder than scoring, and he's massive, but I was just watching him really closely the last couple of weeks and I just, whatever. So then now they have him, right? But now they've both been able to kind of reset what has been a problematic situation for both. We're going to get to all that stuff. Now, if you look at KD Kyrie and Hardin, this grand experiment, you got 16 games total. 16 games. Total. I saw that number, and I knew it was 8 last year and I go, yep. That's right. Checks out. But it seems ridiculous to me. You only got 16 games with these three guys together. Now, plugging Simmons into that, pro basketball standpoint, like this should be good for him. There isn't going to be any pressure to break people down and being a scoring option. You get to set screens and roll. Think of the way Bruce Brown thrived as like this 6 5 inverted center on all these cuts because there was all this shooting around. It granted the Joe Harris thing is this huge problems. It looks like you may have to have the second surgery and we're not sure what's going to happen. But now curry is in the mix. You've got patty mills. So depending on what you do with Simmons defensively, there's a lot of different options here, but Simmons life is going to be just a lot easier, less pressure and let's face it. Brooklyn actually from an NBA fan base standpoint, just the easier place to deal with that stuff than in Philadelphia. So from basketball standpoint and the assets, it does make a lot of sense for Simmons. But this doesn't mean that it's just some okay, everything's good. Durant gets hurt all the time. I love the guy. I fucking love him. He gets hurt a lot. Kyrie, he has missed 22 of the last 40 playoff games that his team is involved in. Now you can chunk out the Boston stuff and then start the clock again, but then you start getting a regular season games to just pencil and kairi's availability beyond what the mandates will be because it feels like this stuff's all gonna start loosening it up here pretty quickly because that's kind of how we are like one state does this next date does that and also I mean other than Florida Venus own program. I'm not trying to make this political, but you understand the point. We saw it with the leagues already. Remember how everybody was testing positive for omicron and then all of a sudden nobody was testing positive because they're just like, we're over this. We're not going to announce what we're doing because then the optics of it are bad, but this is what we're going to do. And that's why all of a sudden, all the NFL playoff games are fun. That's why the bowl games all of a sudden the playoff games in the college system. You're like, oh, this is good. You notice we're not getting COVID updates all the time? No, because this is what it is, so I can imagine that by the time the playoffs roll around, maybe the Kyrie situation is entirely different, but that is different than him being available with his injury history. So it's not some certainty even though on paper and what Vegas has done for the nets and their title lines. On the 76er side of this, having hard instead of nothing. And again, curry is part of this the calculation, but let's just put it this way. Waiting on Simmons having it way on the franchise the day to today, the questions and the players have done a fantastic job with this. Embiid may win an MVP fighting through what's just a nonsensical situation with a guy being out the whole time because his feelings were hurt. So from that standpoint alone, that is a win for Daryl morey in the sixers. And this is where I think Daryl deserves a lot of credit. You know, he traded Ben Simmons for James hard. Again, I'm not the biggest hardened fan ever. I'll get to that, but that's so much better than, okay, CJ McCollum, or Derrick fox or domus sabonis, you know? Like that's Daryl sticking to his guns being patient and deciding, I don't care what everybody's saying, I don't care how impatient everyone is, as long as ownership, front office staff, as long as we're all aligned, I think we can wait this out. But then this is where the pricing kind of kicks in, right? Because I said, at the beginning of the week, I go if you're Sean marks and your Daryl morey and you're going back and forth and I'm sure that whatever the start point of this discussion was, Daryl's thinking that he needs the sweetener because he's arguing, well, look, your guy hardened can opt out and then maybe I can move some pieces around and I get him for nothing. And I'd trade Simmons somewhere else. So, you know, and Marx goes, okay, cool..

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"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

05:03 min | 1 year ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"No, it's gonna be something. How do you feel about the defending what the conversations though? Because this whole Deandre ayton thing, I mean, I think there's something to it. I'm not saying that they have them on the trade block, but they're keeping their options open here, right? I mean, give up, they know your money. You got the guy right now who's the number one pick in the draft. This is the first time you've been to the finals. He played great basketball throughout. He'd be a big reason why you beat Denver, right? In that series. I don't care the pain. I think they don't believe that that core can can do it. I think that's what it is. They're trying to upgrade this core, but as for as long as they can keep Chris Paul, that's what they're trying to do. You know, I'm Chris Paul is a beast man. Let's do this straight. He's a beast. And you're going to have some problems because he's a facilitator. And he's the leader. And then you look at the other pieces that you have for them. Those are lobby young guys. And don't sleep also who when the teams had the best record last year was Utah Jazz. Yes. Those guys right now are back in the mix. So it scares me if I am, if I'm a Laker fan out there, the thing about teams, you got to get through. Yeah, I mean, it's not going to be easy. Like I said, I don't have the Lakers as I got top favorite, but out of the 5 team, you're not gonna get them that? Top 5 teams to win the win at all. How does Westbrook fit in the scenario just away? Well, honestly, when it comes to swinging a ball, getting assist, rebound, second chance opportunities. I think that's something that didn't always happen. That is the setup for the Lakers right now. They're not looking for the rebound. They got that. They got LeBron together. They need to meet their better team. If you look at rondo, we need to save the knock down a few shots, keep people on this, grab towards the basket and set the table for all these other guys. All right, we'll see. We'll see you next. We're gonna apply to hit a max. Let's look at the people know what you got going on. What's going on in max? What's on the docket for max? This is the book. If these walls could talk and you didn't even get your podcast partner a damn book yeah, look at you. Yeah, well, let's come. If these walls could talk by Cedric Maxwell and it'll be out now, it's gonna be a good read. They're gonna be it's a nice tidbits and even look for even look for Cedric Maxwell. Apologizing to his teammates in 1980 85. So that's another story that's going to be in the book. There you go..

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"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"That? That when I got none, I think he's a better shoe. Avery Bradley, older, you got him. If this team Carmelo older, you know, this team was put together in 2000 ten. I'd be like, man, this is scary. But you got the team that right now, 2021, you're gonna be 2022. It's like, how do you really perform that well with that particular team? So that to me, that was scare me. And then the fact that, to me, Westbrook does not get the scenario. I think he's a brilliant player at what he does. But if you talk about a team concept in individual accelerators and team, he's going to put numbers up all day. But when it comes to the team and doing things the right way, I just want to think he's going to be hurt. Well, he's going to be forced to shoot, right? So to your point, I mean, I think that in itself he's the one that has to adjust the most and just his game to these guys. And obviously, he's not off to a great start. I mean, it is only one game, but you saw him struggle shooting from the floor. But I mean, with those three guys though max, you don't think that that's a least if you don't get it to the Western Conference Finals, then that's a bus. I mean, I don't think this team is like four Lakers team. This isn't like the car alone and from that team. This way, Gary Payton and Kobe and no, no, say this with me. They're old. They're old. LeBron is in what you're right now. Yeah, but he's a hello. He's an exception, right? That's the Tom Brady of the NBA, you know that, man. Well, the game the NBA changes up. And in professional football, they can't even hit Tom Brady without getting the flag throw. Roughing the passer, roughing the passer. In the NBA, just the opposite. You get knocked down you better get your ass up before people so stopping on you. So that's why I say I love what he brings to the table. I absolutely love what he brings to the table. Who else you like?.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"If this team let's say, I don't know, hypothetically, right? Let's say they get out the jump off the gate. I don't know 13 and three or even 18 and 5 or something like that. Let's just say hypothetically, right? Do you see the Philadelphia at any point saying, you know what? We're good enough. Just trade them. Let's just cut ties now because that value is dropping the longer we wait. Because that's how that's how we see these things play out in the NBA, right? It takes one. It takes a while, but eventually, you know, more times than not, that guy gets what they will get what he wants. Warmly what happens you trade a guy like that in the summertime. And because there was such a short lived season, he wasn't putting position to be trained. I don't know. I mean, I'm still looking at the way these guys are playing and all the stuff around Philly and. I feel you man. I don't know. No sway. I have never seen that I can remember in the NBA in the field, Major League Baseball. Any sport, any team sport that you would have so much hatred for a player on the home team? And he hasn't even here's the thing about he hasn't even stepped on the floor yet in Philly. What happens when he actually has to step on the floor in Philadelphia in front of those fans? That's going to be the part that's going to be with you. Well, that's why you're supposed to have those conversations. Iron these issues out before the season. Before preseason, before training camp, I mean, we've seen guys not report the training camp, but this whole thing, I mean, have you ever heard of something like that? Have you ever seen something like this, max? Where a player refuses to participate in a defensive drill? I've never seen that, but I've seen guys hold out before. I mean, you think of Gus Williams. I wouldn't say it was 19 80 1981, 1982, something like that. Gus Williams played with Seattle and set out the entire year over contracts. And then came back essentially and they gave him the same deal. So he could never get the money back he lost. He lost about $650,000, but can never recoup that.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"Don't get me wrong, max. I'm not looking at this game in frustration. I'm not saying, oh man, this team, that was, you know, pathetic. No, that was a drag out fight. That was exactly what we expected. The massive Square Garden with Jalen going off the way he was going off, you know, the atmosphere. I mean, tell me about that max. I mean, you haven't you haven't covered a road game since before, before COVID. So what was that? It was that arena, that atmosphere. It was a year and a half that we had not that we had played been in the arena and that was Indianapolis. And then when I went to Milwaukee and Milwaukee, everything was terminated. So for me, it was very private by the end, max was drinking him Milwaukee. That's how nervous he was. We found him. Yeah, but you look at that game, the way it was played. It was just so really good things to happen and he said the atmosphere. Fans were going crazy, celebrity road was huge. It's almost like we were back. The only thing I did not like about celebrity road was, nobody had a mask on. But Jason Morgan was posted up like Mr. T. What was up with that? I didn't know what, man. Were they real? That's the woman they asked him. Was it that must go? Max is like, is it Halloween already? That was like raiders to the loss ark, you know, that kind of go. I mean, I was like, maybe he's trying to bring it back. I don't change work. So that to me was like, okay, okay. And all these other people there, but Tracy Morgan stood out because those changes in me. I'm going to ask you a question back. You got to be honest with me. But since you grew up in the south, I'm guessing that maybe maybe the answer is no, but back in the day, did you ever own a dookie chain, go dookie chain? No, no, I had that much on the go. Someone was a head with some little peanutty chain that I had many, many years ago. It's the only one I could ever say I've ever worn. I had a simple one one time going around my neck, but like most changes to start pulling the hair on my body. You know, because. I'm taking that chain thing, like I'm good. I'm good. I'm okay. It was a short lived little face for you, huh? What lived? Let's switch gears. Let's head down to Philly man because Daryl morey he's like, he's pretty much the guy who's saying, look, if I haven't made this clear, let me make it crystal clear for you, okay? He went on a record and said, look, this thing could drag out for four years because in other words, we're trying to win a championship and we need Ben Simmons to help us with that. So I love the approach and saying, look, we need you, bro, do you want us to say we need you bet? Okay, here it is, Ben. We need you. Come back to us now. I think they do, but he is alienated themselves. And he's pushed himself in such a corner that how can you actually bring him back in the film?.

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Brian Windhorst ‘Highly Doubts’ Ben Simmons and 76ers Can Repair Their Relationship

The Jump

01:49 min | 1 year ago

Brian Windhorst ‘Highly Doubts’ Ben Simmons and 76ers Can Repair Their Relationship

"Let's get to the latest surrounding ben simmons and the sixers keep pompeii the philadelphia inquirer reports that people in simmons's camp are not inclined to help the sixers find a trade partner for him so given the public criticism from doc rivers after the playoffs and how his name was in the james harden trade talks last season march sign of the times reports that the cavs are one team. That's interested in him so brian is there a chance for simmons to repair his relationship in philly. And if not where do you think he could end up. I've been around too long to say that. There's never a chance of anything. But i would highly doubt it One of the messages. That ben has sent back towards philly. Is that. It's not his job to fix his trade value. It's his job to correct. This trade value raises trade value. That is not something that is on the menu for him and so with that out there. I don't think he's interested in coming in and trying to change the situation and one thing that i think is interesting is that his contract is structured in a way that he's going to get half of his money by october first sixteen and a half million of thirty three million come before he has to worry about getting find a single dime for a forty one of his game. So he's going to have a war chest that he can. Just sit this out. Now i agree the cavaliers and other teams that are really interested in trading for a guy with four years. Left on their contract would be interested. That's also why. You've heard a mike minnesota and even potentially a team like san antonio these are organizations that typically don't do well in free agency and so the idea of getting a star player under four year contract is very attractive but dens value is so low right now and the expectations of daryl morey on a trailer so high we just are not neutral zone for any If any team at this

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Daryl Morey on the Sports Analytics Revolution

ESPN Daily

01:50 min | 1 year ago

Daryl Morey on the Sports Analytics Revolution

"So me pawing at this sad window like a hidden aside daryl. I do want to explain the monster. You've created here because the mit sloan sports analytics conference is very well known inside our industry but it is far less stone outside of it. And you and your co founder. Jessica gelman got it going fifteen years ago. Basically in the spirit of moneyball and the spirit of what someone like bill. James did in exploiting data defined undervalued players and strategies and every year you bring together researchers and sacred magicians and wants but now you also get all of these powerbrokers to somehow agreed to be on panels. And i'm talking about owners and athletes and coaches and executives and world leaders like barack obama who was the keynote speaker. One year recently. So i'm just curious first off what sort of thing is stuck in your mind after you wrapped up the conference. Last week. I mean this year. I jumped on the nfc panel actually learned a lot because we had the like the head of mba. Top shots ahead of so rare mark. Cuban who has more More free time than than us to to focus on this and i think teams are obviously the. Nba is out front at the sports top shop. But i think it's just the start of a nba teams exploiting what crypto can do for them as well. It's very confusing to people but I think everyone knows what a barcode as. So if you could have put a barcode on literally anything and no one could copy it. And they can always always know and look up that it's your thing that's been bar coded and that's really all it is you. Can you can really. Nf t anything. The certification estimate The actual item. Nf t could be a combination of physical and digital.

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Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders

ESPN Daily

04:41 min | 1 year ago

Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders

"Where. We are at the midway point of the nba season. And that means. I have questions for you about the utah jazz. I say the utah jazz to you. Right now what comes to mind a whole lot of threes there making these every time you know checkup jazz box score at my brain just glances over twenty two thousand from three leg. It's just nothing there number two in defense in number three or something in offense. They do profile as championship contender. Like they're the best team in the league by record right now. Are they the best team in the league to you. While the comparison that that's become sort of commonplaces they're they're the new sixty win hawks. The team that was built to win a lot of games regular season pretty ball movement side to side movement. You don't really have the star power to compete against lebron james when it comes down to it in the playoffs but i don't think they're just sort of blake a regular season flute so the way the jazz are playing right now. It reminds me not just of the hawks as you said but also a kind of mutant version of the houston rockets simply because of the sheer volume of threes. Does that comparison sounded all right and also does that comparison than invite the questions about what happens in the postseason. If shooting a bunch of threes doesn't go as well as it did in the regular season. That comparison does not ring true to me honestly just stylistically. They're so different. The volume of threes is similar. Like they are taking a houston. Daryl morey level volume of threes. But they play so differently. The other comparison is brad stevens. I think the first one to give voice to this is to two thousand fourteen spurs which is kind of like. That's that's i don't want to say that out loud well to an mba hipster fan to an emmy afficionados. Let's put it that way kinda sewer. What does that specific spurs team. What does that evoke in your memory. It almost has this sort of religion. Level reverend yes. Everybody loved watching that team. Anybody who was at games three to five of the finals that year when by the beginning of game four we were all looking at each other. Like all my god. They're just going to destroy the heat and to compare any team to where that team reached. It just feels like talking to a pitcher in the seventh inning of a no hitter. Something like you just don't want to say out loud but that is a comparison. People are making looked at jazz. Their undoing in the playoffs in in previous seasons was day would very much like the hawks. Actually day would get a lot of open threes and not make them and you could look at that and say well. We did everything right. We just didn't make shots. Which is what. Every hawks team including that one said after the playoffs. And so yeah. The three point volume is similar to the rockets. And that's a little scary. The team that this discussion has occurred in the context of is the lakers. As you said as it must be the defending champions and so when you look at the lakers right now. I want to get to lebron specifically in a second but just them without anthony davis and how much they've struggled most recently losing to these jazz and blow out. What is that revealing to you or confirming to you about what this team needs to actually content. I think like any team. They need their best players to be healthy. I i'm pretty low on the lakers panic meter because it's not just anthony. Davis who you know was first team all nba hill assures. Anthony davis is not like some borderline all the best players in the league. Dennis schreuder is maybe their third best player. I think kyle kuzma is kind of the claim that mantle disturbing might be their third most important player. Because he's the only other guy. With the exception of some frisky alex russo games entail. Norton tucker will get you some. You know some stuff done now and then but he's learned other on ball creator the other the other guys threat to score or pass to somebody else. Yeah you take them away and it's like oh my god. Lebron has to do everything and and you know he's probably getting a little tired and even though he'll never say it the only thing that will make my panic meter go above like three point. Five on a one to ten is if we get news. At davis's injury is lingering or more serious that we thought it was then if they're healthy in the playoffs yeah. Competition in the west is is probably better this year. Particularly if denver finds whatever gear they had going in the bubble. There's going to be a lot of really good teams in the west. You could get the one seed in the west and play the warriors. You could get to play the mad. I mean it's it's just every round is hard there. But yeah i i can't i can't get too worked up about it right now. Yeah the western conference meet

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How Joel Embiid Became An MVP Contender

The Lead

03:54 min | 2 years ago

How Joel Embiid Became An MVP Contender

"Also derek. Last season ended in pretty disappointing. Fashion for philadelphia. That'll do it. The boston celtics move on by defeating the seventy sixers. Four games to nothing. The first ever went wrong in that first round against boston for embiid and the sixers. I think a bunch of things went wrong. First of all. You can't start without saying this. Ben simmons zone. Outside of that sort of what went wrong was wrong with the sixers all year. The team didn't fit well yet. Al horford and josh richardson. Who were tough it's around a post op center and embiid. Richardson shooting for three ended out. They didn't have a real reliable second often times during the series alec. Burks was your secondary options on offense recipe. Brad stevens and the celtics and bead romeo leg for the rookie thinking about double vacates birds. Who can't make them pay. So there is a lot of mistakes that were made roster building and there were missing. Simmons isn't it was a tough series for sure. Can you remind us what the narrative was after that first round exits surrounding joel embiid and his performance. Yeah it was fascinating because on one hand when they came back into the bubble they had spent pretty much those months in between working with you all to get better at handling dull teams and it came out in the bubble in orlando during the seeding games and some of that had started to show and he looked like he was handling double teams better and he came out against the celtics. And i think that he converted back a little bit in terms of struggling with the double team and bead backing down ties gordon hayward on the help and they come up with the steel but he was dominant as an individual score. That was locked off and be. Did it again. Safe focused joel. Fb five of seven. Give him thirteen of his team's thirty one. We'll lifesaver on that. So i think a lot of people looked at you made steps. He did most of what he could do individually. He just didn't have enough help around him. Well that disappointing end to a long season led to a number of changes within the sixers organization. Can you take us through. Some of the moves that philly made in the off season and how they related to unlocking the better performances from joel. Embiid is off the front office. Obviously brought daryl morey To work above. Elton brand and then they brought in doc rivers replace brett brown and then you had some pretty key addition to traded al horford for essentially danny green. And then josh. Richardson for steph curry. And i think those two editions have been pretty big with joel. Because i think if you look either trade you'd say the sixers got the lesser talent but the fit and just having to players in curry and green. Who the other team can't leave has been huge for. Joel shoe autom- double wall and pass. And you miss accomplish you. Miss a lot of shots You just straightening and then you start thinking of all you gotta do everything by yourself. 'cause everybody's not made the shots. Richardson horford they were not only inconsistent shooting. If they are unwilling shooters and they'd hesitate any office. Which is kinda come grinding down to a halt not only is curry making his shots and all these green making his permanent shots. But the ball is moving around the perimeter. Much quicker than it was. So there's more consequential doubling joel embiid than there ever has been monarch got a lot of assists but Ogle gets one us open. Invite double or triple team has a lot of hockey else's shake milton hinton to downtown ten points and ten minutes off the bench make no mistake that play which about drawing the double and then the ball moving east gotta be willing to be content. That the ball's the swing opposite and he's gonna creative for shots teams are now left with a real choice whereas before i think the whole strategy just send you all need help and disguise it a little bit senate in different locations but if you send it frequently enough you're going to confuse joel embiid or the sixers aren't going to have the talent or the players to make him pay. I think that's changed now.

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"daryl morey" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

07:20 min | 2 years ago

"daryl morey" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Landry does anybody like Jack Easterby? Because what I've read over the last couple of weeks, just learning Maura Maura about the situation just to stay informed. It doesn't seem like anybody is a fan of him. How did he get in this position? How did that Easterby is an interesting guy. The guy that likes him is the owner and I think that's the only one that really matters. So I think that would be the one guy that lives in here. But he came into a situation where Brian Gain, and Bill O'Brien already weren't getting along and I think he already had big goals and Easterby basically took over Brian Games tasks when Brian Game left the general manager for people who may not know And then I think the biggest play that used to be had while he was Bill O'Brien's right hand man was they got rid of the guy that negotiated contracts. His name was Chris Olsen, and they got rid of him in January, and he was actually really good at his job. And since then used to be has been the guy that negotiates contracts. And when the Shaun signed his deal he used to be was actually the guy that negotiated the Sean deal to the point where even in the article today the shaman was defending used to be as recent as four weeks ago, asking someone to take down a sign. In all that, but basically he just got here and then as soon as People of power would lose their job. Who knows why he would basically just take over their tasks, and he made it to where he had his hand in so many things that I think Cal McNair who's not really a guy that You know, wants to be hands on out Now, if he's capable of being hands on, he has a guy that he thinks conduce most of the tasks that easy, either unable, unwilling, Or maybe just foolishly thinks Is capable of doing. Couple more questions here for Landry Locker who covers the Houston sections and the Houston Rockets. Last couple of questions here on the Texas before we move over to the basketball team. I'm a little bit surprised that Houston was first to the coaching searching to the coach search table, and now it seems like they're going to be one of the last few teams to end up hiring a head coach. Now that jobs are starting to fill up, the Jets have made their decision. The Falcons have made their decision. When do you think Houston's going to make their decision? Who do you think they're going to have is their next head coach? Well, first, I think the sooner they make that decision to better because I think they need as many competent people in that building a zoo possible. It is interesting that you know you fired coach a week or you think you would be. Ready to go. Whether it's Robert Salo. Whether it's the enemy, you'd be ready to go. I think it kind of depends on what happens to that with the Games right now. I know Green Bay's winning right now. So they like Brandon's daily, so they get to interview him next week. If the Browns pull off the upset. I think that would be one of the best things that could happen to the Texans, because Then all the sudden, Eric. The enemy interview happens next week. And maybe you let the Sean sit in on that, But I think I think the Staley and the end of the enemy. How when, when they can get those interviews in would be one to watch their interview and Leslie Frazier tomorrow, which, if you want to talk about turmoil That would be one of deed. I mean, this place would I don't know what would happen if Leslie Fraser got the job, not because Leslie Frazier's incompetent or anything like that. Because him His stereo. And Easter be all have the same agent. So that would just be like that conspiracy theories would be going even crazier around here. And to me, it just seems like hustling backwards like I wasn't the biggest Bill O'Brien fan in the world. But if you fire Bill O'Brien of the middle of the season two, then hire Leslie Frazier, like, what are you doing here? Yeah. Yeah, And I I couldn't stand Bill O'Brien and, uh, just especially as a GM slashed coach, but, yeah, if you hire Leslie Fraser, what was the point of even getting rid of him in the first place, especially if the Sean actually liked in which to shine? Never said a bad word about Bill O'Brien and even spoke highly of him after he got fired. So let's move on to the basketball team because they have been as interesting as the football team. I asked you the question. One of the last seven of 14 days been like, what has it been like? Knowing James hard and doesn't want to be there, But the 30 35 days of we have to basically run the clock out, and so we figure out a deal. It was just It was kind of a slap in the face for a lot of rocket stand, because when you talk about you know what this Sean does or doesn't want and what you know athletes do or don't want. He got everything hardened, got everything that he wanted. On Maura here and you know he comes back and that soon as he just not getting everything he wants. He just, you know, forces his way out of town. It's It was really kind of disrespectful, uh, from a lot of fans, but it also is also an indictment on ownership. Because you know, Mike D'Antoni wasn't treated well when he was here, Hardened loves D'Antoni. In Daryl Morey and James Harden. They got a lot of love for each other and the owner every chance he gets his bad mouth and Daryl Morey last year, even at the White House, just bringing up the China thing and stuff, So you know, I think it's It's it's Just Ah! A bad mix of owner and player and Now. I mean, let's be honest, The Rockets aren't going anywhere anytime soon. This is a complete rebuild on It's unfortunate that it happened that way with hard, but it did. But the owner, the owner can kind of look in the mirror as well. And take some of the blame for that. What was the most frustrating to me and you're obviously a lot closer to it than I am. Was James Hardin was the culture he created the culture. The culture revolved around one person, for then him to use it and say, Hey, I don't like the way things are run here. They're run that way because of you, like you can't then make the mess and then cry about how big it is, and that's what I felt like Hardened has done the last Three weeks to a month where I always thought that hard and put basketball first. I understood you like to party and go out and do all that kind of stuff. But I thought at least when it came to the season, Hardin was gonna at least put on the show. Hey, I'm here to compete, and you guys figure it out behind the scenes That is obviously not what happened. Yeah, he's coming out of shape twice. Now. I want to say since he's been here, one was when he was dating Chloe Kardashian that Dwight Howard thing and any stop talking to Kevin McHale for a couple weeks and they ended up firing McHale. And then there was this one. But you're right. I mean, he wanted Chris Paul. They got him. Chris Paul. They were probably They were dead when one of two games against the Warriors when Paul is here, and he was unable to go because of the The leg injury. Then you run it back with Paul. You don't get along with him. They trade for Westbrook. You in? Westbrook can't get along. So you get rid of Westbrook. So when you say I don't have enough around me Well, whose fault is that? I mean, I feel like you're the one that once these guys you're you're the one that the closest you get to a championship. You can't get along with him. Whose fault is that? I'm 100% with you like this isn't like a LeBron. You know, Cleveland first time around type of situation where you're not willing to trade J. J. Hickson from Ari started my or something like that all the time. He just realized his man. I gotta go figure this out on my own. They give you everything, you everything you wanted and more, And if the roster's not there, it's kind of your fault..

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NBA Fines Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey $50,000 For Tweet About James Harden

Mason & Ireland

03:31 min | 2 years ago

NBA Fines Philadelphia 76ers’ Daryl Morey $50,000 For Tweet About James Harden

"Last of basketball operations daryl. Morey is getting in trouble with the twitter again all right. He's been fined fifty thousand dollars for violating the nba anti-tampering policy the finest in response to a to a december twentieth tweet about the houston rockets superstar. James harden obviously gio more used to be there. The tweet was deleted several minutes later. Celebrated the one year anniversary of heart and breaking the rockets franchise assists record more told the league. It was an inadvertent post from an automated app. Now more was hired by the seventy sixers less than two weeks after resigning as the rockets manager. And obviously he. The sixers are one of the franchises that have considered trading james harden john. Do you think that maury deserve to be fine for tampering. Here for that. Automated tweet just congratulating james or the one year anniversary of breaking the record. I don't think he should have been fined. But let me say this. I think adam silver is the best commissioner in sports. I think he's super smart. I think that daryl didn't endear has been a guest on our show. Many times may mason. And i both loved daryl. I think daryl didn't read the room here in other words. Tillman for tita. And the rockets are in a mess. Right now with harden. He has their best player. He wants out. Everyone's connecting the dots saying that darryl would love to have him in philadelphia so for darryl to poke that particular bear at this time is a bad look the way this went down and tell me if you agree is as soon as that tweet happened. Somebody in houston called the league office and said this is bs. Were in the middle of trying to navigate a crisis down here. And this guy's congratulating a player and making us look bad. And i think the league had to react at that point and so i wouldn't have find him but i understand why the league did. What do you think yeah. I think i was surprised when i saw that because i thought his tweet was pretty harmless. But i think you're right. I think that that you know james. Initially when he first asked for the trade didn't really have any representation. Okay didn't have an origin at that time is he's always kind of just like his mom and he's he's since tapped into wasserman those guys'll so he's got different representation now they can handle things but initially. There was a lot of consternation amongst the rockets. When darryl was interested daryl's sixers darrow. Were interested in trading for him. Right you know is there. Was there. Contact with darrell. James like there's this. There's a lot of stuff that really doesn't smell right with the rockets and the sixers and james harden and so whether this tweet was made it on time serving. It's just he. Daryl needs to be way more careful and the whole automated app. I just. I don't know if i buy that. I don't know if i bet either. I so i understand. Let's just say this ninety probably ninety eight percent of the time out of silver gets it right so i think that there's probably a backstory to this that all of us don't know and darryl poking the bear in houston at this particular time was probably not the smartest move. But it's not money they're owned by a bunch of hedge fund guys in philadelphia. It darryl can afford it. I think it'll probably go away now.

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James Harden’s Trade List Now Includes Bucks & Heat

First Things First

02:52 min | 2 years ago

James Harden’s Trade List Now Includes Bucks & Heat

"Mandy. James harden saga changing by the minute. The latest report this morning from sham saints. Pardon has the bucks the milwaukee bucks in the miami among his preferred trade destinations. Along with the seventy sixers and the brooklyn nets crisper starts sticking around with us. What do you make of this latest report. Well look i. I said earlier. When nick brought up the miami heat that makes a lot of sense. James harden in miami and that organization with those players around him. The ones they'd be able to keep. I think that would be a tough team to be in the eastern conference milwaukee. Look any time you bring in a player like james harden ninety percent of the time when you bring in that type of superstar. You're going to have to work some things out. You're gonna have to work out. How he fits in with your other star so we might look on the services they do he. John is really fit. But i would give it a try. If i'm the milwaukee bucks giannis is on board with it. If i could get james ordinaire look. I don't think they can. But if i could i'd give it a try broussard. Him including the milwaukee bucks on his list he might as well as included. The milwaukee brewers on his list. It's impossible they gave us their picks ken's so we can cross that off. It's a great idea but it's not happening. The he could happen now. I don't think the he would give up bam out of bio. But i'm sure they'd give up tyler hero. The future picks that aren't encumbered already. You'd have included in order to make the salaries work and some other stuff. You probably include kendrick nunn. Who had a decent rookie season. So i think the heater a real possibility. But what i think this does is actually finally moved. Daryl morey and i say that brandon because darryl has known the nets do not present a real threat in this trade deal because they do not have the assets to make this work. The heat cooled. And if he's going to expand his teams to include milwaukee in miami he might expanded even further. So right now daryl. I feel like has been holding back offering ben simmons which i think would get the deal done assuming tillman for titas and said you're not allowed to trade daryl morey because he's mad at him for leaving the team but i think all of a sudden this is causing real meetings in miami and real meetings in philadelphia. I think in milwaukee. They're like i mean we can call a meeting. But unless you're in love with dante jones. Oh i don't know what to tell ya. Milwaukee to me is not a realistic path but miami is a possibility even if they won't include out a bio brandon.

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Nick on news that Harden may have Bucks & Heat added as NBA trade destinations

First Things First

02:52 min | 2 years ago

Nick on news that Harden may have Bucks & Heat added as NBA trade destinations

"Mandy. James harden saga changing by the minute. The latest report this morning from sham saints. Pardon has the bucks the milwaukee bucks in the miami among his preferred trade destinations. Along with the seventy sixers and the brooklyn nets crisper starts sticking around with us. What do you make of this latest report. Well look i. I said earlier. When nick brought up the miami heat that makes a lot of sense. James harden in miami and that organization with those players around him. The ones they'd be able to keep. I think that would be a tough team to be in the eastern conference milwaukee. Look any time you bring in a player like james harden ninety percent of the time when you bring in that type of superstar. You're going to have to work some things out. You're gonna have to work out. How he fits in with your other star so we might look on the services they do he. John is really fit. But i would give it a try. If i'm the milwaukee bucks giannis is on board with it. If i could get james ordinaire look. I don't think they can. But if i could i'd give it a try broussard. Him including the milwaukee bucks on his list he might as well as included. The milwaukee brewers on his list. It's impossible they gave us their picks ken's so we can cross that off. It's a great idea but it's not happening. The he could happen now. I don't think the he would give up bam out of bio. But i'm sure they'd give up tyler hero. The future picks that aren't encumbered already. You'd have included in order to make the salaries work and some other stuff. You probably include kendrick nunn. Who had a decent rookie season. So i think the heater a real possibility. But what i think this does is actually finally moved. Daryl morey and i say that brandon because darryl has known the nets do not present a real threat in this trade deal because they do not have the assets to make this work. The heat cooled. And if he's going to expand his teams to include milwaukee in miami he might expanded even further. So right now daryl. I feel like has been holding back offering ben simmons which i think would get the deal done assuming tillman for titas and said you're not allowed to trade daryl morey because he's mad at him for leaving the team but i think all of a sudden this is causing real meetings in miami and real meetings in philadelphia. I think in milwaukee. They're like i mean we can call a meeting. But unless you're in love with dante jones. Oh i don't know what to tell ya. Milwaukee to me is not a realistic path but miami is a possibility even if they won't include out a bio brandon.

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Where In The World Is James Harden?

ESPN Daily

04:47 min | 2 years ago

Where In The World Is James Harden?

"Been so excited to talk to you about what it's like to be on the rockets beat right now because covering this team has never been boring really but how would you describe what it's like at this moment. What's the mood around all of us in. I mean look. The rockets tend to tends to be a lot of curb. Your i think the to put it. Politely tim macmahon covers the nba for espn from texas. Where he's been documenting the chaos in houston all offseason. Typically that turbulence at least over the last eight years has been about trying to find a coast are four james harden james harden and say no. I'm tired of this guy. Give this one or you know whatever the case may be now. Turbulences is them desperately clinging to the hope that they can convince this. Who is touring the country with a rapper. Right now party maskless during the pandemic while they're beginning training camp come on we can still win. You know get back on board. And i say that. That's a heck of a challenge to put put a lightly so i want to reset for the listener. You're tim because a year ago. The rockets were at a very different place. They were embarking on a grand experiment. Their gm was daryl morey. They had to former mvp to former teammates with thunder james harden and russell westbrook in just one year later. Daryl morey has gone russell. Westbrook has gone and despite the rest of the team reporting for training camp on december first. James harden is still. Mia so what do we know about where he is right now so we are recording on monday morning and his last known location means las vegas by the way just an amazing sentenced before whenever the next sentence is going to be. My understanding is it's gone from atlanta to las vegas. The rockets is you may be aware based in houston Not not not a short walk but for a guy who can afford to say. Throw one hundred thousand dollars cash in a prada bag along with a two hundred thousand dollar. Watch to give into birthday present. It's not difficult to charter a private jet. And get back to houston. If you are so determined. I want to explain for those who are uninitiated. Tim what exactly we saw. James harden doing in las vegas. What was little baby. The rapper doing. Why was there a prada bag full of literal and metaphorical honey buns like what was happening there. Yeah and i'll be honest with you. The whole honey bun metaphor that. That's that was new to me. I don't have any friends that throw hundred thousand dollar bricks of cash at me for my birthday. Wouldn't mind having those types same but yeah so atlanta. This is thursday when nba players are doing individual workouts. They're supposed to be quarantined. In the side from working out testing in the team faciliate essential activities. Well hard ops over to atlanta and attends low baby birthday party gives them the prada bags stuffed with like you said the little honey buns and the metaphorical honey bun. I don't even know how to pronounce the name of the the watch. But it's you two hundred thousand dollar watch and a prada bag because you see hardness proud of him So that was you know it was very very Thoughtful thought to the baby not so much to the houston rockets and harden was also apparently very proud to be attending this party maskless because he posted several pictures on his instagram account. Which you know arms not a big g guy in terms of activity so he definitely wanted it to be known. That area is a little babies birthday party. And then as the rockets are going through their first practices when i first saw these other videos Surface and again. I you know. I forgive me. I'm not quite sure. What said underscore one 'em's. There's just so many underscores oblivious van. It's really hard to keep track of these user dips. Well i mean. I'm a. I'm a forty four year old farts. I don't know exactly who he is. But apparently he's you know pretty important dude in in Little baby circle anyways. So he's got pictures of them continuing the party in vegas and you know. There's a jam packed tour buzzers. Oh people dinner. They're making rain at the club. All all that kind of stuff. I think i

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A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie

ESPN Daily

05:03 min | 2 years ago

A Rare Conversation with Former Philadelphia 76ers GM Sam Hinkie

"Sam hinkie. Welcome to espn daily pablo sam. Let's be very clear about what's happening here. You don't really talk to people in this way very often. You have reminded me for a long time as a mixture of like all the complimentary to it. I hope you receive. But there's like a jd salinger aspect. Maybe greta garbo is more your speed wizard of oz kind of thing. So why are you breaking. Said silence with me. Right now is you're you're lifting expectations. I don't know if i keep up. But i'll i'll do my best. I do talk every day. Adjust don't talk to you and your colleagues at espn on television. Every day I it's not every a chance to guess up on your friends. Who just had something awesome happened in their life. That happens to coalesce with a bunch of my life. So that's why yeah. Well let's get into it. Because daryl morey your former boss colleague. Your friend just got hired this week. Two year old job. Which is president of basketball operations at the philadelphia seventy sixers. What was your reaction to that news. Stoked i'm stoked. Now it's a i think is great news. I think it's very much he's a. He's a good higher. He's a great har. It's a really big move the franchise for carolina belt with a bunch of people that i care about and i just think it portends really great things for the future for the sixers Remains to this day remains meaningful to me and so Stoudt first of all. Did you know before i knew which is to say. Did you know before woche tweeted about this on wednesday afternoon all paulo the nature of compounding trust with people over long periods of times. Being careful about what you say. Well you know The important to me a maybe. This sounds facetious. But it's me it's important to me to earn. Trust the bill and a lot of ways. One as you do that as a be careful about what you know when you knew anything. So i can sense the drawbridge raising a little bit slower dzhumber where one minute end to to our conversation and here you go with like zingers zingers. I'm trying to scale the castle. And and let me let me let me try something else because i understand that completing. That's these days. Tell me about private conversations. You wouldn't mind sharing your social security information as well. That'd be very helpful. But i want to get into what you mentioned earlier. Which is that. This coalesce is around your story as well in a way that makes you very timely person to talk to on the record at a sports publication like espn daily. I mean the metaphors. Sam for what has happened this week that i have set that i've landed on that. I'm settling a pod. Is that the philadelphia seventy sixers. I mean they kind of just hired their ex wife's older sister so in this metaphor. I think you know that you are the x in this case and i wanna ask you first about that. I mean this must have felt in some way as much as you're excited about this and stoked by the way godsend for sixers fans everywhere like i would argue that. It must be kind of weird. Also eight hasn't begun yet so we'll see a suspect they'll be on occasion. It'll be a little a little strange but mostly it will be great. I that's a. You're only a mind like yours would come up with a with an analogy like that. It's i think of it as a obviously a good thing for daryl and something He wanted to do which is awesome. And i think a good thing for the sixers and you know. God bless him for getting to that answer. I think it's i think it's a great answer. And regardless of the oddity of it make my simple. I've been sixer fan and rockets fan more than the other teams for a while. I can continue to school. Yeah i want to know how much you've actually gotten to watch year-old team your old franchise. Have you gone to see the philadelphia. Seventy sixers play basketball over these last four years since he resigned from the team. I watch a bunch of for sure. I don't watch every game. And i surely don't watch all of every game. I live on the west coast and so Post dinner a lot of nights. You can catch the fourth quarter. I'm as guilty as some fans that game close Turn on the game's not close in. It's not that interesting with a minute ago and you you know. Live to watch another day. but yeah i i watch a bunch and i i keep track a lot because i care about how they do and i care about a bunch of the people there i care about you know. What's the people on the floor. So i'm i'm a fan from far.

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Daryl Morey on verge of joining Philadelphia 76ers as president of basketball operations

Around the Horn

00:49 sec | 2 years ago

Daryl Morey on verge of joining Philadelphia 76ers as president of basketball operations

"The seventy sixers Daryl Morey this drop that nowhere today. They're expected to finalize a deal. It'd be president of basketball operations work alongside GM, Elton brand turnover this off season for Philly. Doc Rivers Now coaching what it would Daryl Morey mean to a team Ben Simmons who doesn't shoot the three Ramona and Joel Embiid, who as the Center Position Daryl, Morey has gone away from recently. Like Garo thinks about basketball differently than we all deal and I think he's you know oftentimes credited with changing the game of basketball into into what we see today and so I if you're if you have one of the most unsolvable rosters in basketball. The. Left with is very hard to maneuver very hard to solve bring in a guy who thinks differently I liked to

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Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Cody Bellinger Dislocates Shoulder Celebrating Game 7 NLCS Homer

Slate's Hang Up and Listen

00:26 sec | 2 years ago

Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Cody Bellinger Dislocates Shoulder Celebrating Game 7 NLCS Homer

"The dodgers beat the braves for three and a wacky unexciting game seven of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night the game was played in Arlington Texas ten thousand fans were allowed in to braves were tagged out in the vicinity of third base on the same play. mookie betts made another ridiculous catch cody bellinger popped out his shoulder celebrating his game winning home run L. Able play the Tampa Bay rays and the world series starting on Tuesday in

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NBA championship odds: Lakers still lead pack despite quiet trade deadline; Clippers improve chances

Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin

09:51 min | 3 years ago

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.

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Rockets GM Daryl Morey happy with roster after trade: 'We feel very comfortable we can beat the Lakers'

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Rockets GM Daryl Morey happy with roster after trade: 'We feel very comfortable we can beat the Lakers'

"On seventeen of twenty eight shooting so in Kobe's house he would have done Kobe proud with the twenty eight shots I end up with eight rebounds five assists and his forty one spark the rockets over the Lakers and then you also hear Robert Covington his first came with the rockets since he got traded there thirty minutes off the bench he could to reach fourteen point the only guy who is in double figures off the bench for the

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Soccer Broadcast Pulled After Arsenal Star Mesut Özil Criticized China

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Soccer Broadcast Pulled After Arsenal Star Mesut Özil Criticized China

"Well first the NBA face to China's Ralph now it's the premier league soccer here's why if you criticize China publicly you might see your games pulled off of Chinese television the British clubs arsenal and Manchester city have global followings but the state broadcaster CCTV has pulled Sunday's arsenal Manchester city match from Chinese TV after arsenal midfielder Mesut Odsal a German of Turkish origin criticized China's crackdown on Muslim minorities in October the NBA faced a similar backlash after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted support for anti government protesters in

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The NBA Getting Backlash From Both Hong Kong And China For comments made

Morning Edition

03:34 min | 3 years ago

The NBA Getting Backlash From Both Hong Kong And China For comments made

"Morning the pro basketball league suffered consequences from China when a team executive wrote down his opinion about Hong Kong in a tweet now the NBA faces criticism from Hong Kong protestors supporting democracy there have noticed the back peddling statements from NBA stars like lebron James yes we all do have freedom of speech but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen we are not thinking about others in only on your think much yourself so many people could have been harmed not only financially but physically emotionally spiritually so just be careful we which we that's lebron James sometime ago Jordan Ritter Conn rights for the online journal the rigor and is just back from Hong Kong good morning how much did people follow this story in Hong Kong very closely Hong Kong is like mainland China a place that is in the NBA that follows the NBA but right now in particular people who are involved in the protest movement of following any bit of international news that has anything to do with their movement and so they were following everything from mores initial tweet to all of the aftermath extremely close when people really put in particular latched on to well the Brian James that as the week most famous player as the best player over the last decade he is he is the person who who everyone there has had some name recognition for and as soon as he waited and there was on one hand people extremely disappointed and frustrated and saying they like everyone in the NBA except for lebron James and burning his Jersey and on the other hand people who just don't really excited that dismissed the people were talking about their calls this the people talk about what's going on there okay burning the Jersey active protest but of course China when China was unhappy with Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets for his tweet they were able to impose a pretty substantial financial penalties on the NBA by interrupting the NBA's business in China has Hong Kong found anyway besides burning jerseys to put pressure on the NBA on their side no no they they're not it does but I mean it's it's a city of seven million in in a country of one point four billion thirty key economic interest for the for the NBA's test just paled in comparison and so it really at this point all they are trying to do is it's talk about it and and continue talking about it and and make sure that their their voices are heard and and be done so by protesting at NBA games here here in the states and in Canada and Toronto people showing up two games wearing shirts that say stand with Hong Kong and in finding finding any way to to kind of get their message out for for white there why they're protesting and and why why why these comments are are hurtful to them into their calls but but aside from that in in terms of kind of throwing around any sort of economic weight paling in comparison to Hong Kong the consumer market you know I'm thinking about the fact that when I moved around China I've seen lots of people playing basketball basketball courts I know that American flags have sometimes been waved at these Hong Kong protests did it what what kind of attitude to people take for this American sport into they feel it is in some way on their side and part of their because even if even if the NBA wasn't as strong as they would like it to be your date they love the sport there are there are courts we can play basketball all over the city home and people are still very invested in basketball itself and and have been pleased with some of what they've seen out of the out of the NBA Shaquille o'neal came out very much supporting them and and they saw

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Shaq backs Rockets' Morey in Hong Kong protest controversy

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Shaq backs Rockets' Morey in Hong Kong protest controversy

"Course the controversy with China still swirling NBA hall of Famer Shaquille o'neal and former Houston Rockets guard Kenny Smith are defending rockets general manager Daryl Morey whose tweet about supporting protesters in Hong Kong set off a massive international controversy and criticism of the NBA for caving to pressure from China originally as Jack and Kenny defended Maury during Tuesday night's NBA pre game on TNT we are the American people we do a lot of business in China and they know and understand our values and we understand the value of one of our best values in America is free speech just say what we want to speak up about injustices they have to deal with you know just what was on fortune from the local party to the will speak at whatever level of the talking the more it was right one of Houston's on the wall going on anywhere in the world you should have the right to say does not right now as we did but again you know when it comes to business sometimes you have to tiptoe around again they understand I'll buy you realize that I was here we have the right to express with the social media will say whatever you want to say when we want to say realize that and I'll get into where

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The NBA’s China Problem Is Deeper Than a Tweet

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The NBA’s China Problem Is Deeper Than a Tweet

"The controversial social media statement from an MBA executive is still creating international tension when Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted his support for Hong Kong pro democracy demonstrators China immediately cancelled preseason games and and be a broadcast however NBA commissioner Adam silver talked about what was going on behind the scenes we are being asked to fire him by the Chinese government we said there's no chance that's happening there's no chance we even discipline him meanwhile a spokesman for China's foreign ministry told reporters that no such demand was made by the government there he says the NBA knows better than anyone else how to go about repairing the relationship with the Chinese that we did not offer any specifics at the time one hundred health summit silver said he does regret that strong and lucrative ties between Chinese fans and we NBA have been damaged

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China denies it asked for Morey's firing over HK tweet

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China denies it asked for Morey's firing over HK tweet

"The controversial social media statement from an MBA executive is still creating international tension when Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey tweeted his support for Hong Kong's pro democracy demonstrators China immediately cancel preseason games and and be a broadcast however NBA commissioner Adam silver talked about what was going on behind the scenes we are being asked to fire him by the Chinese government we said there's no chance that's happening there's no chance for even discipline him meanwhile a spokesman for China's foreign ministry told reporters that no such demand was made by the government there he says the NBA knows better than anyone else how to go about repairing the relationship with the Chinese that we did not offer any specifics at the time one hundred health summit silver said he does regret that strong and lucrative ties between Chinese fans and we NBA have been damaged by the fire

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