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Where Will DeMarcus Cousins End Up?
"Brings me to the demarcus cousins story. Out of houston. It's a strange story cousins having a solid year on a non-guaranteed deal february. Twenty seventh is when non-guaranteed deals either have to be guaranteed for the rest of the season or the player has to be released on friday. It was guaranteed early by the houston rockets. Then on saturday the reports that houston was gonna release him. Okay everyone said you know what they're doing. Demarcus cousins right teams agents around the league see moves like that where you pay a player for his time and people respect it so i start reading stories about demarcus cousins and why he struggled a little bit in houston defensively. How he's not part of the future on the athletic that totally mates sense. But that on sunday. When everybody's thinking is he gonna. The link is going to the nets. Well rockets coach. Stephen silas was asked. Is marcus cousins with the team. Is he leaving the team. Note here and he's going to be here for the foreseeable future so it sure looks like the rockets will release him at some point if they can't get an asset back in trade that can't get a second round pick back for demarcus cousins from whether it's the nets or the lakers but i think he will be joining another team and i for one think it should be the lakers. I think he'll get exposed on the nets because they're not a great defensive team and they will want him to be something really good defensively something which he isn't at this point he'll get exposed like to switch a lot. He'll just be out on an island way too much while with the lakers. They're already a good defensive team. They won't ask him to do too much and he was there last year so i think he can take a bit of a lesser role and be okay with that and they can get him the ring that he should have got before they released him last season l. A.'s the better option for me.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"I'm like, you know, I need to Master Lock here fair enough fair enough. The chat is affecting us that he he dislocated Kevin Love's shoulder. That was the that was the play you were thinking was You like? Yeah, I don't know why it's Dwayne. Wait, but it was yeah, it was Kevin Love and it was it was awful as one of the worst Thirty plays I've seen in basketball and I know there's been a lot but that one just stood out to me and I've never bought a white some sense that you know, cuz kettle of seems like a pretty good dude, and I don't know it just it really irked me understandable understandable. I get it and people are saying that they need to get a chance to square off with alenick in the squared Circle. Oh you go. All right. So let's let's talk. We need to talk about it the PJ Tucker rumors the rumored that the Lakers are are poking around looking for shooters. That was from Asian wage house key before the game. First of all, Gary Sheffield Junior. I mean this this is his like favorite. This is his dream. The Lakers are interested in trading for PJ Tucker now, they are not the only team I think that there is a very very good chance PJ Tucker is traded before the trade deadline. Why because he makes no sense on this team, right if they're getting rid of DeMarcus Cousins and not saying we're going to go young. We're going to go with the quicker players and all of that PJ Tucker makes no sense. They're John Wall kind of makes no sense either but his contract is so big. You can't really move him or do anything with him. Their cleavage need the Rockets are going to rebuild and PJ Tucker is a guy who can help a lot of teams a guy who can shoot threes and defend three-and-d Wing player Chris. What do you think about that Target? Is that somebody that you you're happy to hear the Lakers connected to? Definitely not upset about it. I'm very happy for getting like this favorite player. You know, PJ Tucker has one of the greatest shoe collection, but that decide that that is true all the kicks. Yes. But yeah, I mean, that's a great addition. I think that's kind of an upgrade to what you consider that maybe an upgrade for a martini. Absolutely. Yes, 100% hundred percent upgrade. I think he's got a lot more versatility as a wing defender in terms of he can do a better job on a Kawai or a Paul George not that he's going to stop them but he's slightly more quick footed than Markieff is Mark has bigger taller but but PJ Tucker, I think is that better three indy-style wing player and off. So, yeah, I think you'd be an upgrade over Marquis. Yeah, I think it's all what you said the versatility and PJ compared to Marty and just yeah, I think that would be a good addition. I definitely wouldn't be mad at that. Let's put it that way and then that gives somebody, you know, cuz we always look at that or at least we did look at that Clippers matchup. I mean, I think we're still looking at it, but we're obviously looking at a potential let's match up as well. But yeah, I like the idea of PJ Tucker now, here's the challenge Chris making a trade work. The Lakers are less than a million dollars away from the hard cap. So let's say this is your let's say that the Houston Rockets and they're going to get plenty of offers for PJ Tucker. There's three in D Wing Defenders are always in demand and so they're getting a plenty of offers but let's say the Rockets really want to do a deal with the linkage whatever reason And PJ Tucker's making just under eight million dollars..
Los Angeles Lakers Scorched By Miami Heat
"Lakers do lose to the Miami Heat. Oh Alex Caruso had a chance to tie it up at the buzzer, but misses the shot was not an easy shot by came up just short gruesome misses and the Lakers do fall to the Miami Heat LeBron. James had a bit off of an off night and we have to remember of course Dennis Shooters still out and not going to miss two more games. They are really struggling to get offense going without him. And of course Anthony Davis out as well and he'll be out for at least the next four weeks or so, which will take him out all the way through a little bit past the old star breaks up the Lakers clearly struggling clearly undermanned and we got a lot to talk about because there's some rumors popping up about what the Lakers might do about it and some people that they dead Try to bring in so a lot to break down joining me tonight. We've got Chris the Masterpiece Masters Chris. How you doing, man? I'm okay disappointing disappointing loss. It was it was a weird game. I know we're going to get into all of it. But you know, there's the world we live in when you don't have off Anthony Davis and then to a compound things you don't have demonstrated or who plays a big role for our team. So 12 plus tonight. Yeah, let's get on here. I think that the schruder think really is it's a big deal. It really is. It's a big deal to not have him out there because of what he brings in terms of the skill set his ability to get into the paint his ability to run the offense. You can just see it when LeBron is not on the floor. I mean, you're you're you're hanging on the edge of the cliff and you're just praying that your drink it doesn't give out and you just tumble over the edge. That's what they're doing right now when LeBron's not on the floor, it's like it's like Frank Vogel is just constantly watching the clock one. Can I put it back in yet? Can I put them back in yet? Because any minute that LeBron is not on the floor the Lakers offense looks dead. Lately lost because they don't have anybody that can really be a threat off the dribble. They can get into the paint and do anything from there. And and so it's a bit of a mess. They're just trying to hold on for dear life reminds me a little of the Lakers bench Squad last year except right now. You don't have Anthony Davis to help claw you back into games either. So it's that's certainly a challenge and Dennis Schroder is going to miss two thousand more games. No, he did test negative for covid-19 will do to contact tracing he is out for two more games. So this is going to be a couple more games where the Lakers have to grind it out without some really key pieces here.
Portland Trail Blazers lose another starter, can’t sustain hot first quarter, fall 104-101 at Houston Rockets
"Start with the blazers any rockets. The first game of the tnt double header on thursday houston is a team. I find it hard not to cheer for. I'm in the corner of john. Wall demarcus cousins and victor oladipo may because they suffered huge injuries in the past major surgeries. And i'm an empathy guy. I wanna see them recover. I wanna see them fight battle. Get back to their old sells like john wall said after the game everybody on this roster has something to prove. Those three guys have been cast off by the role teams. It's a good story but at the same time they have suffered major injuries. They've got a guy on their roster. Who's young spry and should be dominating. The league at the center spot christian would is playing well this year but i think he should be featured a little bit more. He only had twelve shots against the portland. Trailblazers that usage rate should be. Hi you're he. Is that good now. The rockets won this game. They're down twenty early to the blazers. They came back the blazers shooting because they love to shoot their last in the league in points in the paint. The shooting almost overcame their defensive. Problems they just allow too many buckets. The rockets have full strength though. Should have beat this blazers team up bad c. J. mecom still out. He's out for at least a couple more weeks. Yousef nurkic also out for the blazers. I in this game shouldn't have gone down to the wire i'm sure. Tnt would beg to differ with that. They had a game. Go down to the wire. It was exciting but this rockets team needs to find the right hierarchy It's it's an interesting balance. Victor oladipo going into a contract year. I think should be operating a little bit. More within the system and christian would should be the guy scoring ton the blazers continue to fire away from deep like they always do and they got some performances dame lillard of course. She had five threes thirty points. Overall gary. junior was the surprise seven. Three's twenty three points. Overall and three of those threes were consecutive in the fourth quarter. That was a blast to watch an anfernee. Simmons had four threes off the
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"And You saw first firsthand in your face. But. It's just interesting to me that Michael Jordan to them is Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to me well, not lazy, though because you got to be more of a student at a game, because look at music for example I'm not just talking about music to happen. When I was in high school or College I'm talking about music happened when I was in. Middle School elementary able to grasp. Stop before I was done I didn't watch Jackie. Robinson played baseball, but I clearly know who years and what he accomplished. You just have to be a student of your craft I'm not. I'm, not gonNA. The fact that he just wasn't a student, and by the way talking about Michael Jordan ain't reach a deeper into the box score now if you like hey, named Nate, tell me where Jack Haley went to college then I understand. Michael Jordan short. Like. Classes. We're not getting a PhD. Plus two equals four. That's. He doesn't WANNA get out of there I'm telling you I'm putting this on what WanNa get out of here. That was all he wanted to be so. Yeah. He wanted you'd think so. Stuff like that. When you know stuff, he went sometimes you. Know. It's. GonNa be. It's one of those franchises. That, you would have expected to have some success at some point made the playoffs a couple times. But like that franchise with Michael, Jordan became the owner like Oh. We're GONNA. Get Jordan in the room. Free Ages are GONNA come there Charlotte's Loki great place to live. But you know what? Not Happening for the franchise. And if you, WanNa look some funny footage, and some terrible takes. Look at all of the people felt like. Oh, Michael Jordan going to be the owner of the team. So players is gonNA flock the. Felt that way I felt that way. You feel that way a little bit no I, told you this on this show no way. People follow opportunity money and wins not great.
Derrick Jones Jr. edges Aaron Gordon in controversial dunk contest
"Game was great. But we're going to rewind to Saturday night controversial slam dunk contests watches. Aaron Gordon Dunk off the side of the backboard spinning. Razi -solutely incredible. It was one of Gordon's five fifty point slams on the night so he obviously one right now. No we didn't.
What The NBA’s New Salary Cap Projection Means For 2020 Free Agency
"It gets closed the trade deadline headline then you have GM sweating and Al and the GM's that really need to make a trade for whatever reasons. Those of the deals that may slip under the radar that may be the difference between a team really producing. NTN`Er team really not producing a right next to the trade deadline. Those the ones I I really wanna see because those the ones that are executed in haste there not couple cited some those have a tendency to be more one sided than any other traits that we see so. I'm looking forward to that a whole week. Well this whole week when it concerns the NBA trade deadline A lot of things going on right now with the rumors and all the stuff. That's out there. One thing I do want to tell fans out there before we head on out is that the I know. There's a lot of things that are being set out there from these experts from these journalists from these podcasts that you're listening to out there as far as NBA hardcore fans are concerned. One of the things you're hearing is bird rights pertaining bird rights. Oh this guy doesn't have a big rides. Oh the the team will get his bird rights. I WANNA make sure everybody understands. What are bird rights at Burger is basically it stands from? Yes Larry Bird dealing with the contract situation. -Tuation the Boston Celtics longtime ago. Basically it's something that's now done on. The collective bargaining agreement and also with the players and owners has been formally set up bird bird rights according to go ahead with sports lingo dot com user exact termination. Here's someone to quote them. Bird rights is a term used to describe a tactic an NBA free free agency or trading or trading where a team is allowed to exceed the salary cap at the maximum salary in order to sign one of their own players. That's something that a Lotta people need understand what it concerns the lingo. That's going on right now because you're going to hear a lot about those two words bird rights you know if they trade a player and the the team can still retain the bird rights or if they can't because if they can't that makes a lot of difference especially those tax strap teams those those that are over or close to the tax if they cannot retain these players if they don't have their bird rights so that's something very important key to listen to down the road over the next next few days whether team is going to trade for a player that they can keep their bird rise because it it helps these teams for the long term if they want to go ahead and resign nineties players with Saudi. I JUST WANNA go ahead give heads up because I hear all this bird writes this bird rights at at nobis explaining really what bird rights are player has asked to stay with the team for three years in order to earn his bird rights in bird. Ruts don't do anything. Help team avoid luxury taxes. But what they they do. is they allow an exemption so that they can basically pay the guy whatever they want they allow them to go over the CAP. It doesn't prevent them from making taxes. They can go over the cap even go into a luxury tax situation. But it still doesn't prevent them from pain a luxury tax. So t Michael Akers. For example the Lakers signed demarcus cousins to a one year deal if they signed him to a two year deal next year next summer then he would be a three year contract contract and at the end of that contract they would have his bird rights they could then sign him to whatever amount they want regardless of where they how over the CAP. The cap gap doesn't even matter to them it would put them into luxury tax of the gave him a big contract and they still have to pay the luxury tax but they would be able to go ahead and sign him. No matter are
NBA investigating allegation DeMarcus Cousins threatened to shoot his child’s mother
"And the Lakers in the NBA say they're investigating a claim that center demarcus cousins threaten violence against a former girlfriend TMZ releasing an audio recording in which it says cousins threatens to shoot Christy west the mother of their seven year old child the Lakers issued a statement saying it take this claim seriously the team in the NBA both say they're gathering information and looking into the
Is Dwight Howard Really a Viable Option for the Lakers at Center?
"Dwight howard is still on everybody's radar about maybe coming here to l. a. to replace demarcus cousins here's brian windhorst talking about how likely dwight's return to l. a. might be. I don't think it's a very likely marriage. I think the lakers right now are doing their due diligence on players unavailable centers joke him noah's another guy they've looked got and there's a process because dwight howard is a member of the memphis grizzlies he can't have free agent discussions with the other team so there has to be processed even have a conversation so that definitely taken place but dwight howard has been on four different teams in the last four years does not count the brooklyn nets who cut him and it may not glue the memphis grizzlies who may away the cut him if he can find a place to go well. I would imagine the memphis grizzlies would send a car to take him to the airport there. They're not going to be worried. I owe a the hands off dwight. You gotta make that he's our guy. They've probably got him at the airport the bus station or whatever it is they're going to do to get him to come to l._a. Lay the question is whether or not he's the best option here in l._a. Here's one horse talking about why he does not think it's a great fit. The lakers are in need of somebody who can be healthy and give them minutes minutes and that doesn't fit dwight howard or joe kim no art this point of their careers but i understand why the lakers are have those names on the list. I think this is unlikely. I i believe the lakers. Coach has won a younger more active player at this point in their careers a younger more active players sure but i don't know how often younger active are they walking around. I i was gonna say where where are they well. We did a poll of course obviously yesterday. Rods groups on twitter at which big man should the lakers sign and we put dwight howard or or noah it was fifty one percent a very close vote to dwight howard fifty one percent and i think you made a great point in earlier. Hey what do you have to lose. There's no risk you you know how much money and like you see one of these the n._b._a. Execs say hey they'll sign and if it doesn't work out just cut me. You don't have to give him a bunch of money. You don't get the grizzlies aren't gonna ask for draft picks to get dwight howard memphis. You just need to get him here and if it doesn't work and if at any point anthony davis or lebron or anybody else says you know what this guy i these gone. He's gone the very next day. There's no investment before when you're dealing with his deal and to get dwight is almost entirely unique. We've seen guys go from well-liked guys two guys that were less.
LA, Lakers And Achilles Tendon discussed on NBC Sports
"I get out to LA and chaos starts for the Lakers yesterday afternoon news comes down the demarcus cousins has had many sided tortured recent injury history he looks like he set for a supermax deal as a member of the New Orleans pelicans he tears his Achilles tendon right I believe it was and then he decides I'm gonna re have you goes out to Golden State then he gets another injury to his quiet I believe recently before that he also which I mean the guy has been a walking mash unit and now he is towards his ACL and they're probably going to miss all of next year based on the way he finished off the finals it didn't seem like you fully recovered from his injuries already and now he's got another one I mean I feel awful for you but you have to almost one ever going to be able to come back and play in the NBA hardly at all again and this is obviously a big blow for the Lakers as well as he was a guy I think that many people hope maybe they got a good bye on him and he's gonna be able to outperform the contract if they got him this is tough this is a big hit not just for the markets because it's but also for the Lakers and you always wonder when you have those injuries whether one leads to another and obviously we had a lot of discussion about this with Kevin Durant he's got at her capital Seoul entity goes out and somehow he tears Achilles and I think most people out there kind of anticipate that if you have one injury it makes you more susceptible not just to that injury but also to your body adjusting in trying to to protect itself and then you injure
NBA, Lakers And Jeff Schwartz discussed on SportsCenter AM
"NBA it's been a rough go over the past few years for demarcus cousins the four time NBA of all all star NBA center I should say seven the Lakers in the offseason cousins suffered a torn ACL in his left knee according to his agent Jeff Schwartz that what's his availability for the upcoming season the jeopardy doesn't suffered the injury in a work out in Las Vegas on Monday ESPN NBA reporter Marc spears of the cousins injury speaking on SportsCenter with Superman to management stuff watch in this room phone for about two years on east sixty featured band with him in mobile Alabama Sacramento New Orleans and obviously open California and to see what he's gone
Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins Reportedly Diagnosed with Torn ACL After Knee Injury
"The market's cousins well loved here in a couple of Kentucky also known as boogie plays for the Los Angeles Lakers he has suffered a serious knee injury a lot of people fear it's a torn ACL barely bumping knees with someone and and practice in Las Vegas on Monday four time all star is Marcus demarcus cousins rather bogey supposed to be meeting with team positions is twenty nine years old and if this is an ACL that could
Building the Ideal Lakers Starting 5 with LeBron James at Point Guard
"A micro dose in las vegas covering the lakers 'em what's the reaction to the news yesterday the chris haines a reported that lebron's gonna play point guard lebron normally only has the ball in his hands so to me it wasn't that big of a deal but it seemed guinea huge reaction on you know on social media and on sports website what from where you're sitting what's the reaction been like in vegas i sympathize with you john the because if you watch the brian james playing his whole career he's almost always play point guard in the half court offensively right they since literally since he was a rookie that they've had guards around him at various points like a more of just the shooter but didn't have the ball the whole game talked about a mario chalmers even kyrie's who's really more of a shooting guard than a point guard and you know last year with the lakers lonzo is different in some senses but lonzo wasn't really operating in the half court with the basketball ball so to me that's really nothing different about that we've seen throughout his career and i get the way the report restructured you know did make it seem like that i guess it all depends on what you're gonna do what you're starting lineup but you could still have the bron play quote unquote point guard announcing in have another guard start the game whether that hey i mean the lakers have a lot of options not right is it is it alex caruso is it every proudly is it rondo is it even even casey p if you wanna go big in and let somebody else bring the ball up for i don't know that's what frank vogel gonna spend the summer answer any can figure out but i'm i'm with you ireland i i didn't really think that was much different from what we've seen throughout the bronx career all right so they announce halfway through the same demarcus cousins is joining the lakers a dead already prior to that signed jim vail mcgee an in mike you and i both know the teams now tend to go small and sometimes interim any center on the floor but who do you see do you see those guys this kind of eight option they option b senator you see one of them in trenches of the starter is it yet to be determined what who would you how do you think those minutes breakdown between mcgee and cousins i do do see it as a split and not only that i think that a lot of times the best line up through the lakers will be at anthony davis playing at the five in going small small is you could be with a six eleven shot blocking a young guy like davis at center and then the bron for maybe cruising with the three and if you wanna you wanna stay big there you go danny green in casey p or or caruso so that that to me is what will end up happening in crunch time more often but i do love especially for what they got him that i like be upside with
Lakers add DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo to already potent lineup
"The LA Lakers were informed late Friday night they missed out on KO I Leonard and spent most of Saturday rounding up the roster once the Anthony Davis trade became official Ellie agreed to terms with the markets cousins on a one year deal gave to your deals to Rajit ratha Alex Caruso continues Caldwell pope in jail Mickey all also agreed to return to LA Quinn cook joining the Lakers as
The Raptors take a Finals lead
"So they were able to get the victory around rafters to seize lead in the NBA finals. Somebody wants to saying that goes, they never been down two games to win the NBA finals before this happened somebody that we're going back to Draymond green talking about right after the game, and he was very relaxed and at the podium being down to one in the history NBA finals series tied at one apiece. The loser of game three. Rarely goes on to win the Larry O eighty two percent of the time the winner of game three with the series tied at one apiece goes on to win the trophy. Now, one of the that, that eighteen percent has actually been the Golden State, Warriors calmed, dream on was typical just relax. This is nothing. We we've seen this movie. We start in this movie you go back to two thousand fifteen part of the eighteen percent. Golden State down to one to Cleveland. And they came back in, when they won the Larry O on the series four two. So watching, how relaxed Steph curry is after the game you when you lose comb court at you've stolen homecourt Andrey months talking about let man to get some guys healthy. And when game four up to Toronto win games come on back here. Celebrating grain things are head one time ahead. Yes. They have seen every scenario that you can imagine in the five straight finals. They've been to literally. Yes. And they have found ways more often than not to overcome the winning dot com Twitter, defeat my handle the Coleman ESPN ES Hannah, if it's ESPN, it's being relaxed, Freddie and Fitz. Simpson ESPN radio, you can definitely attach that to collide learner, and also Danny green, they attempted to range in their back pocket when he played for the San Antonio Spurs trying to do has not been done before a champion of NBA team north of the border in the country of Canada. They were relaxed at the winning game three and Coalisland even went on to talk about how his phrase has been trending on Twitter, all day was just the right message tonight for you guys on the white board, and who wrote it. And how well did cow reform that advice? I think we all kind of that advice. But it is easier to look at that now say it worked great for us special ingratiating night. It's been awhile since the playoff series. We haven't really had a good team shooting night on new eventually some point we would do for one. So luckily got one tonight. Well, we still have to do a better job defensively landed of Florida limit. Those guys better. So we don't have to rely on offense or shooting to win games for us. But luckily did tonight and hopefully next game can continue to stay warm and let it rip. And hopefully even better defense daily Shaquille. O'neal apparently offered some shooting advice to you. He's a pure shoot knew that. Can can you fill us in on on what he suggested? And what head performance? Yes. Books before the game briefly, you know, he's always on TNT set out there before the game is to shooting advice because he was good at it. And but, you know, the fundamentals, the small things to be confident and just hold the author obviously after a good shooting night. It's easy to, to see that. His vice has worked, but O'neil is he always yells them? You leave it as his way of saying, leave you hand up there. And be confident you're shot, but. He's always been that guy to me everywhere or year. We get on the playoffs or on the stage where, you know, he comes over and tells me stay confident, and he'll give me his shooting advice going into the game, especially when you found throughout the warriors are going to be without clay. How important was it in retrospect to make sure you got this one on the road? Very important. But I really didn't find out to the tape off starting. They told us that he was playing tonight. The mindset. Going on a Florida. He's playing. You know, a lot of pressure to, you know, main guys, not plane, still come on and get a win. You know, step play great tonight. But you know we got it to wins away. Now. Momentum. This momentum curious to Koiwa such balanced scoring from your starting unit. Help your game both offense ably defensively and the secondary question that I had for on social media aware that your catchphrase the board, man gets paid going, very viral right now, we just want to confirm that actually something that you said used to say that back when I was in high school in college. You know, just when to get to this to this league. Just is about, you know, working hard basically our opponent. You know, rebounds, hope you win games big rebounds, office rebounds. Limited team that one shot. And, you know, used to be our motto just, you know, some of this stuff in college that was trying to get to this point. I who questions the balanced scoring story unit help open up your game offense ably. You know, once I'm driving in paint, kicking guys, making the defense doesn't want to collapse as easy known, you know, we just gotta keep playing them in a flow. Really? We just we don't need to worry about me scorn, a basketball, we all score with the office that we have just got to keep moving in at times the ball, the offense is real stagnated. You know we just stay in one spot guard. If you're to finish so about just moving a ball plano. Plano. You know, the team sport interest in everyone always low key to why, and Danny green. Although had a little humor, about his new catchphrase taking hold on social media talking to media Toronto. Raptors one game three tonight. One twenty three to one zero nine. Ready Coleman on Freddie and Fitz on ESPN radio and ESPN app. Presented by progressive insurance. The one thing I love about this raptors team. They expected to be in this position. They expected that they were gonna be to one lead in this series yet. It talks about you gotta plan for Kate Klay Thompson, but we don't want to have to have the conversation. How did we lose that game? And he's not there and the ranch. Not. There. A one man gang led by Steph curry was able to beat us in game three they clearly understood that have been completely damaged in my mind had they lost this game tonight with those dudes not being out there because of anything the Golden State wars would have been more emboldened and I believe the five games. They came through tonight. And it shows the power, the warriors that many people believe, you know what? Got a chance to win this game. We wouldn't say that about plenty of other teams not having one dude out. But another superstar out with Kevin Klay Thompson. Looney. And yep. They they might get a chance to win this game against a fully capable raptors basketball. A ten point game with three twenty-seven ago when Steph Curry's diving around on the floor. I mean, it was one thirteen one oh three and I'm sitting there going wait a minute. When it wasn't it just fifteen about a minute and a half ago, I think they were going to win, but I was still amazed that it was a ten point game when you had Steph and Draymond essentially about it. And amygdala was what had eleven points tonight. It was a very quiet eleven may Livingston was not existence. Dan, DeMarcus cousins didn't give you. It was more game. One boogie cousins than game too. I mean not more was game one. I mean, we'll see one of seven to nine a belief, so he he looked like an old man now. Yeah. It was a complete flip flop from what we saw in game two. He went back to game one. And as far as the raptors go, you know they, they, they did they were supposed to do and what they didn't do in game two. They were gifted one in game. Tune gave it away five point at the half. Fifteen because golden kind of team that no leader safe with them. Well, yeah. The, the third quarter warrior show up. But tonight they didn't have clay, and I'm still, you know, typically cat to the wounded warriors where it's ten point game with three and a half to go and game three. When all you have is Steph, really I mean at forty seven. The next the war you're closest to him, it's scoring with thirty points. Fewer Draymond green was seventeen so six raptors in double digits. It was a complete team win by the raptors now folks, get ready. Buckle your seatbelt for game four because I believe Klay Thompson will be back. I agree. And I believe K D will make his first appearance. I think so I don't know if you'll start but he's going to have a say in
NBA Finals 2019: With all the adversity the Warriors have faced, a title over the Raptors could be their biggest yet
"Every series or every championship has its own stories and how great would it be for given all of the adversity the wears you're having to deal with right now that if they can come through this thing and they can win this. I mean what an what an all time or, you know, I mean I keep telling like saying to my dad and other people like warriors are missing the best player in the world arguably. And I mean, the fact is, is that, you know, listen, you gotta cheat your cap, Toronto's healthy and the thing that impresses me about Toronto, Toronto, moves the basketball and dig find the open guy, but dollars just a wounded a wounded animal right now and they played their guts out tonight. The bench players look like bench players. You know, I mean for his as hard as they try, they're, they're just there's not a premium bench player that comes off the bench that can light up the scoreboard for the warriors, and they haven't had one of those in a couple of years. But listen, if they can get Klay back, and they can go ahead and write the ship. I believe that they can come out and win game two because let's face it. I mean they didn't play other than curry didn't play tonight. And if they could write the ship, and then they can go ahead and get Tron to maybe start missing some shots and a few things like that. Only believe the series to go seven but, you know, let's not give up the fate. You know, we're watching a great team. And they're said versity right now. So, but I agree real quick. And I know I gotta go, but, you know this expecting you can't expect anything all. Yeah. Here thing. Oh, no. Can't expect it at all. Winemaker great stuff. Thanks so much. And I, you know, says something really important there about Toronto, the, the good, right? And I and what I mean by that is like they are like the warriors in that you watch them. And you go okay you're playing basketball, the right way. This is not the Houston Rockets that just make you want to gouge your eyes out when you're watching them. There's, there's something about the Rouch was real like, okay. I mean they're planning on both sides of the ball. They're playing team basketball. They're good man. They, they are difficult. There's no question, then the other thing that just pops to mind, there is. I think there's something on fair with the way people talk about teams in the wake of major injury, though. Look at it, and they'll go, oh, it's Steph K D go down. We saw Stephan clay and Draymond. Okay. But understand you have to suddenly. On the fly in the playoffs adjust everything you've been doing all year long. All you just go back to the way you were playing three years ago. That's not that easy. So to do that on the fly at the warriors, for the most part done. It successfully is no small thing. All right. Those of you on hold stay right there, because we'll come back to you, but I want to jump on and get kurtenbach in here bay area news group who is live over to oracle after the game. Great to have you. Thanks for making the time. What, what, what were your main takeaways tonight? The warriors didn't have enough dudes. They talk to simple as that I it Steph curry could do it. Step in curry did. And it just doesn't matter. That means you don't have enough dudes and that, that applied for both sides of the court, the warriors defenseless and nearly good enough. Yeah, the raptors got a little bit. You know lucky maybe a little bit of a progression to the mean but it when you let a team knocked down ten three pointers in the second half. You don't deserve to win. And when you just don't get anybody else. I mean, just nobody else contributing on the offensive end to the best of their ability, other than Steph curry, it's I it just looked like an impossible task for the warriors to win given the way that they played. Well, that's my next question. Let's say Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, and it's not trending this way. But let's say they can't play Friday or they or clay tries, and, and, and, you know, something physically. He's not right. This particular warrior group that played denied do you think they're capable of getting a game over the raptors perhaps only because there's so much room for improvement on the defensive end and I'll be offensive end as well. But man, it would be tight if they could get one apparently they're only going to score one hundred nine points in every game. I I just don't I just don't I just don't see Sepe able to do something like this again. Not that he's, you know, beyond his realm of possibility. Just man. It was it was special when to ask for something like that twice as greedy. But I'm looking at it. Like DeMarcus cousins was a no show. Ultimately do we think that we can really expect his cousins to show up in a game like this? He he looked completely gas, Marcus all his breakfast, lunch and dinner, Shaun Livingston. I know that it was underwhelming performance, but it sort of par for the course was, Sean this year. He's been fighting it all all season Draymond, I guess can be better on the offensive end. What he provided came too late. Andre kind of right on par. But like you're dealing with, you know, couldn't cook, Andrew bogut, Chidi, Jordan, Bella Jonas, Jared coat here. I mean if they're going to win a game without clay without Kevin. They are absolutely threading needle data kurtenbach bay area news group at oracle with us on these sports later. What do you think tonight did for a guy like Steph those of us here in the bay may already have are, are well formed thoughts on Steph curry, the basketball player? But, you know, that nationally people wait for the finals to really come after this guy on a night when the defense was totally stacked against him. And he still scored forty seven. What do you think that does for them? Well, it gives them the validation that he doesn't look for. But he deserved a long time ago. But I'm sure that you would trade it in again to the wind the warriors are in a spot here down to one and not knowing who they have for game four. So maybe step has to do it again. And if he does do it again, in the warriors win. We might as well throw a parade after that game because it will be such a celebration of everything. Steph curry, brilliant career up to this point Steph, never. We'll never get the credit is it will take five years, ten years for people to understand what he's done back, just for this franchise for the NBA at the whole, and I'm just kinda done waiting on people to figure it out onto the thing in a way like we, we know and if those people don't want to be smart enough it and figure it out for themselves what live in their ignorance pretty wonderful thing to watch. What did you observe with regard to team morale tonight? They seem pretty confident. So they're always listen. This is not a team that gets face. And but at the same time, I think that they know if they don't have those guys, they don't have Kindy, if they don't have play that they know that they don't have the dudes to keep up with Toronto of a lot of the stuff. I said earlier, I they know it and they're confident they always believed that they can fight back. This is not something they haven't face before this team. Let's not forget was down three one in the twenty sixteen Western Conference finals against probably a tougher team, then beings rats an intake in back in one it, and they beat the Cavaliers in twenty fifteen down to one spot. They, they know that they have that little extra something that's necessary to come back from this. But that requires all hands on deck, and right now that's just not the case. And again, we won't really know probably until game time on Friday night, if they got it or not. That's a really, really scary place to be when you think about where this diner. that going into other incredibly important i won't say must win but i mean boy going down three one wouldn't that be good big old big old big old game on friday yeah no doubt about that but it you kind of led me to what i was gonna ask you next i if they lose friday night what what kind of a chance do you still give them with the idea that it sounds somewhat likely that by monday they get all the horses back yeah i mean we'll just have to see who plays in that game and how that one transpire sabi i don't want to move out a full squad warriors team from doing anything and they could absolutely rattle off three wins in a row they have they have that thing inside them that allows them to get to that level but man i mean we do have to give toronto some credit at some point they're really really good and especially on the defensive end and has games you know tighter in the moment if larger stuff slows down and when it slows down that plays right into toronto hands on a lot Way, I would, I would be really, really surprised doesn't matter. If Durant played back, I it doesn't matter if they look a hundred and ten percent, it'd be really, really surprised if the raptors wouldn't win the series that they went up three one. Which is why put so much. So much on it on Friday. Yeah. I do the curtain vary. A news group is is with us. The one question I have there, though, like I remember the warriors, first championship LeBron loses all of his teammates and even still dot warriors group because it was their first one, you know that four win for your first title is really hard
Kevin Durant out for Game 1 of NBA Finals; DeMarcus Cousins upgraded to questionable
"Warriors, raptors one of the ones that's been talked about a lot or just maybe less so than the Kevin Durant is the DeMarcus cousins factor. And it's it's for me. Not just so much about to be honest with you. It wouldn't shock me at all if he if he gets healthy, if he plays because I personally not, you know, to play doctor anything, but just as far as whether or not it's smart to plug a guy in or or what your thoughts are plugging a guy who hasn't played in a in a number of weeks ago hasn't played really very many games over the warriors, in general, I sort of look at the Damian Jones situation where he'd missed all that time four months or whatever it was three months, six months with the, the torn pack. And I thought, hey young player you're going to need him to get right? And get healthy. 'cause he's going to be a huge part of the starting line of next year for the warriors. But I thought even if he got healthy, there's no way you plug them in and, and have this work come, and we ate Western Conference. Finals and they did. It was times where it worked. There was other moments where they threw him in a couple of minutes he play and he getting a foul trouble. And you'd pull them out. But I think about DeMarcus cousins, a guy who for the duration of his NBA career has been a starter guy who's been a big score. A guy who has started every game he's ever played for the warriors when he came back from the achilles injury. Steve Kerr, sort of unequivocally said he's our starter. It doesn't really matter. We're going to plug a man he's gonna play put the the minutes restriction on him, but they said, hey, leading up to the NBA all star break that four days or three days off. They get February. He said he's going to be the starter. I think they, they weren't playing back to back and they played him about twenty twenty five minutes every game before he got hurt on a I mean, sort of, I mean, the, the irony for a guy like DeMarcus cousins, who's been told his whole career that he's a, a cancer in the locker room and that he's a team killer coach killer. And he comes out and he gets hurt and his first postseason oughta hustle play a guy who's, who's trying to help US TV more than even. Had to do funny. I was reading about that yesterday. And I went who they play in the first round. Oh, that's right. The LA clippers. The cliffs, that's a four-game set. Nope. No biggie took them, six to take down the clip show. But to markets cousins, you're here in his is now questionable for game one. I wonder whether or not. I would almost I would almost guarantee he doesn't start. I feel like that's probably not the best role. But you wonder what type of, of rehabilitation is this guy done not physically for his body before his image and for his reputation around the league whether or not saying, hey, I will be a role player for this warriors team will get him more money and more offers this office. I don't know. I I'm curious about it, and I'm curious about whether or not Steve Kerr will say, hey, you are the starter. Because I don't think that there's a, a Lockton starter right now. And I feel like if you've got a smaller lineup in surgery Baca, you've got a bigger guy out there at times with Marcus saw, I've not, not quite sure how he'll fair I it'd be an interesting moment. If, if they get to markets cousins on the floor and exactly what his role will be. It will he be okay with being a type of player that maybe in the first few games he is using these valuable and then ends up getting I don't know sort of fit to the bench the way we've seen big men in the NBA, especially in the playoffs sorta get misused or not used. It all because they get exposed for the sort of clunky footed guys that they are. We saw it with Nikola mirror teach in the series with the bucks. And the raptors where I mean he's he's good player. That's the guy can stretch out knockdown threes for you, yet, he became a hazard on the court because they were going out of defensively play after play. Same sort of thing happened with brook Lopez. He of course add a few big moments. But if you're a guy who's who's not a complete big man or cannot move the way, Draymond green moves in a smaller lineup even the way search of moves. It's going to be tough for DeMarcus cousins, so something to pay
Kevin Durant, Demarcus Cousins And NBA discussed on Morning Edition
"To of the Golden State Warriors stars could be back for the NBA finals cake. Alex Helmick has has more on the injuries of Kevin Durant, and DeMarcus cousins, the NBA finals. Don't start until may, thirtieth, and with the warriors finishing off Portland and four games. It gives. Them time to mend the issued a statement saying Durant's rehabbing of his strained, right. Calf is going well, but he's not been cleared for on court activities and is unlikely to play at the beginning of the finals boogie cousins tore his left quad in April is practicing with team and is expected to play during the finals since the Durant injury. The team has not lost a game and two time MVP Steph curry has picked up the slack
Warriors' Kevin Durant 'unlikely to play' at beginning of NBA Finals
"There's word this morning, Golden State Warriors forward, Kevin Durant is not expected to be ready for game one of the NBA finals on may thirtieth. The team says Durant is still healing from that strained. Right calf he's not been cleared for on-court activities. His status will be updated on Wednesday. Not DeMarcus cousins is also on the men from a torn quad and has returned to practice he likely will play in the finals. We are told game one set for next Thursday against the winner of the Toronto series right now with
Kevin Durant, NBA And Basketball discussed on Waddle & Silvy
"On the basketball frontier even further. Kevin Durant, DeMarcus cousins unlikely for the start of the NBA finals whenever that happens. That was the warriors releasing that today saying that at some point, they do hope they'd K D returns. But it sounds like not for game
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on High Noon
"Like anytime something like this happens if people with what you have people try to do is they try to compartmentalize it into a place. Right. So they take soccer. They're like, oh, well, this is what happens in soccer Adam Jones headed situation that Fenway park. That's right. That that is a totally different sport than where DeMarcus cousins talking about this happening football players tell you about the things they here in the crowd. All the time. You've had games in hockey. Where people have have bananas thrown at them. This ain't about the sport in every time. Somebody tries to localize it in that way that MRs the larger point this racism stuff is not some isolated thing that just often some pockets in the way to people wanna talk about his try to put it off on this place. One thing cousins say it was I didn't wanna say what city these things happen. And he's like because I didn't want to put this all fan base. Because that's what happens it stops being about a larger macro issue. And it turns into will you know, how they are inserted. Place here, but there are solutions technological or otherwise, right? We have microphones we have cameras and arena is otherwise for Valence state. If the people who are doing this stuff truly want to ruin the fan experience for everybody. Right. Which is to say everybody is on a wire. Now, everybody gets taped recorded, then the NBA or any of these arenas concerned implement that. Or try this with that happens. Somebody like DeMarcus cousins DeMarcus cousins the whole team. It'd be like, you know, what we're not going back on the court until that dude, right? There comes down here and says this to my face, they will shut a whole lot of his down that happens that would work coming up vix is as a kid thirsty to be the Lakers coach or any coax any. Hey, what do you say? Hi news. Brought to you by EBay. The right time with Bomani Jones. Remember the first time you looked up. You saw interviewing Yemane speaking English right thought that..
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"Done. We're does. All right. We still got jobs. Let's go warriors center DeMarcus cousins. K SPN, Los Angeles phone. Working. I think he's trying to show in Indianapolis. And they can't connect. He's in our backup soon, you know. But he looks like the guy in the movie, take it. I mean, take take soldier boy. Yeah. No. Yeah. Looking. I'm like, no, you know, what he's saying on the phone. He's like, you wouldn't believe it in L A. There's three of them in here. Doing a show. These joke. They were clowning jussie small Ed today. So one of the jokes that Charles Berkeley had was if just small it really wanted to get this story pass through he have just walk through Liam Neeson's neighborhood. I actually would have been more more believable Rajon point today about that whole thing that Raj didn't know who. Jesse smell. It was I didn't know who just needed key. You didn't know who he was is this. I mean, once the embarrassment of being a terrible crime choreographer wears off is this not good for his name recognition at some point said, he didn't do it. So he did it. Well, he apparently went apologized to the cast and crew of empire show that he's on and the apology, reiterated his innocence and apologize for any embarrassment. You may have caused the program. Now, according to the source. They couldn't believe he's still in front of their faces. Proclaim his innocent, man. And do said he didn't do it. That's good enough. I guess that's my loving. He said he didn't do. One DeMarcus cousins was the latest talking about design Williamson and what happened to him. He'd never a couple of nights. Go his shoe blows out. He injured his knee. Thankfully, it's a. It's a mild injury by all accounts. He's going to be okay. But the conversation about you know, what's he doing and Duke in the first place. Why is he playing basketball for free when he has tens of millions of dollars waiting for him the second that he's eligible to collect it DeMarcus cousins said that the NC double A is BS quote. I actually saw post the other day where was the highest ticket for UNC. Duke game was twenty five thirty five hundred bucks. How much desire on C that's coming to see? So how much of that is he getting actually who does go to how does it benefit or who excuse me who does it benefit on that team? But if they were to get twenty dollars in a free meal there a bad kid. They got a bad rep on coach bore thugs or whatever the case may be. It's bull bleep. It's bogeyed. Well is right. Well, I would say as the Commissioner of the NC two A alone with the president of Duke University..
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"We have another option with DeMarcus not only as a shooter. But as a screener tremendous screener. So a lot times Donald handle the ball and DeMarcus historian away for somebody else. Much like when we go get in Gaza, David west with great data screen, or you don't realize that like I mean, we knew that this position was a lot fainter coming into this season. But you don't realize how much they impact the ball handler or whether or not Draymond is handling the basketball when he has the play center before this year Steve Kerr made a statement about you know, I I really don't want to have to play drawn at the five and like two weeks in it was happening a whole lot. Like you had to do it. You you couldn't trust Damian Jones entirely. And he did make strides and you really wanted to keep kevon looney in your four spot. But it became apparent that that they needed another five. Right. I mean, we were talking joking. No, oh, we were talking. What are the Lopez Robin Lopez like who we were talking? Maybe you go get busy. You get Zach Randolph the Covent somewhere and try to bang for speaking of a big doughy body coming off the bench. We were talking about that for a while. Just can they get somebody else who can come in here and not necessarily be a rim-protector but be able to set screens let the offense run around them. So the Draymond does not have to be your big man, DeMarcus cousins, certainly does that Steve Kerr then yesterday practice checked in on what we were just talking about what brings to the floor and the matchup that the warriors have against them. I'll tell you what DeMarcus cousins isn't playing in this game. I'm not sure I trust kevon looney just tried to stop. Joel embiid. I mean, this is a team that eats from the inside out where here's we'll get out and run on team that will bend it down low. Joel Embiid, go to work. He can knock down a mid range. You can back down. He can block you. He can rebound and he can pass the ball. From the high post and the low post, so he does a lot of things. Well, and it causes a lot of problems for a lot of defenses should be a fun one tonight. Cousins versus Embiid here. Steve Kerr's thoughts beef sky.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Did you come in with the obscure Jackson's cut? Fitz and Brooks show at the skirt Jackson's related to the Jackson Five. No, Tito, Randy Germain, the obscure Jackson's this is this is just the Jackson's. Face. You gotta be a real big fan of not just Michael Jackson's music. Music jackson. Yeah. Great song. Anyway, I figure I would do some investigating because as we were talking about DeMarcus cousins, and whether now whether you should call him boogie on the air. You had already made a decision that you were going to. And you ask my thoughts. And now if he tells me to start calling him boogie thou. You you best. Do it for self preservation, providing water bad be afraid of him? Exactly. You're smart man, Bob. I mean, if if he tells me to call them, Kevin Durant junior. Demarcus is a big, man. But I thought that DeMarcus cousins nickname come from his family for those very very close to him people that are like family. Do you know, and I was wrong. Do you know how DeMarcus cousins kaddish knickknacks? I do you do that. That's also probably why wasn't gonna call book. Okay. I did not know that he got it from Rod Strickland. Yep. When he was at Kentucky. And DeMarcus cousins, and she is we've seen this from Kentucky centers like Anthony Davis. They get these young men who grew up playing guard when they were in high school, and then when they get to Kentucky, they're big ass. So they're gonna play the big guy role, but they can still dribble DeMarcus cousins pretty adept at dribbling a basketball. Rod Strickland saw him doing that says something say the man, you got a lot of boogie, and it stuck. Did not know that. Yeah. It's not a it's not a terrible nickname. It's just it's you know, and and just not a big hurt. And there are nicknames that that just kinda fit. Remember when they were trying to give Joe Montana nickname, and they were trying to call him, Big Sky and all this other kind of stuff, and it's like, Joe cool. Yeah. Forced manufactured nicknames. Don't work just like giving yourself a nickname up talking about you. Kobe bryant. Yeah. That's, you know, call me the Black Mamba like, no, that's it. They they somewhat, you know, have to be organic. And then guys either like it or not like, I really think it, you know, we did this when we acquired them. You and I were there. We had the interview with Kevin Durant. Do you like slim reaper, which I think is phenomenal nickname. Outstanding. He hates it that like it. You know, it was like do you like Dharamshala, which is also? But let's say he really liked it. It would be fine. Nope. Don't like that one. Either. You know? So it was like remember we were like, well, what do you want to call you? He's like Kevin or Katie. Okay. Katie's short to the point. I like to call him. Kevin. No because everybody calls him, Katie. So let's mama com. Kevin McCollum, Kevin. So, but but it is fun. You know, guys sometimes bristle at their nicknames. And then sometimes they really embrace them because they're good and all that stuff. But you said it terms of dudes cryan different other rules that we have cannot give yourself at mcnary. Can't do that. I do. That is the move of world-class egomaniac. We'll give yourself a nickname. And I'm not even I'm not even saying that. There's anything wrong with being an ego maniac. But just don't get yourself, a nickname. Well, what I liked you. Don't do that gives himself the nickname. And then refers themselves in the third person on top of it. In the given nickname. So you know, the mama going with the Mamba going through. Stop it. To meta. You can't leave the Black Mamba. That you. Isn't that what your one of your things? What did you think Larry stat on fourteen and one for the underdogs in the NFL in the playoffs? Like, that's kind of a Downer. I mean, it doesn't surprise me. Because I do think once you get listen to me. Am going back to last week a sharp. They do those platelets. It shows you how sharp they do the lines. But I think also what it shows is. Once you get past the bad teams in the fakers in perpetrators once you get to especially where we are right now. These are all really good football teams that deserve to be here. And in my estimation. Just go back last week. And there was only one team. That was faking him perpetrating. And it was my Houston Texans other than that. I'll give everyone. Out of the teams who lost. I'll give them all the credit in the world for for putting up the the fights that they did, you know, Seattle. I thought put up a put up very good fight. You know, obviously what went down in the in the bears eagles game. But my point is that the bears Representative tells perfectly they are illegitimate team or something goofy. We'd be talking about them in the division around. My point is is that once you get to this point in the season. Everybody's good. Yeah. I think there's going to be one blow out this weekend. And it's it's more to the point. I wanted to be out of the four games. If you've been listening to the show for a while, you know, exactly which game talking about. No, no, no. I need me. Some good old fashioned Cowboys getting slapped off. You remember how happy I was a couple of years ago when Aaron Rodgers did him dirty. You remember remember that game was Aaron Rodgers stolen balls up and people in catching them because they would be placed in the only place that a receiver could get you. Remember, how happy I was not just that that next day that Monday before what ten days after that. That's what I need out of the Cowboys. And the Rams is there a lot of people saying the Cowboys going to win this game. And I pray to God that doesn't happen. So I need the Cowboys get embarrassed. But every team including the Cowboys everybody deserves to be at this point. And they're all good teams that are solid in darn near all phases of the game. Especially at at quarterback. So I I just think that because you get to this point not that everybody's evenly match. But everybody's so damn good. And they have strengths and their weaknesses are not all that. Crazy. I think you can get games where the underdogs make it close or and up covering so the. We got a couple of people in the text line at eight away. Camby are that throw out something from DeMarcus is days in Sacramento? But actually do kinda like is he said the kings fans called him DMC. I like that. I like that. I like that too. Yeah. Old school hip, hop run DMC shut up. Yeah. I'm a I I'm enrolling DMC. That's actually, that's pretty cool. So that's that one. I like all right. I better if I'm going to check with DeMarcus is just that here. We are at the point where you can talk about what am I going to call DaMarcus cousins. When he's on the court. We were not having this discussion. Obviously last year we've been having this discussion three months ago yet here we are coming up on game forty two for the warriors tonight. And we're not that far away from DeMarcus cousins actually balling out for the war. The text line almost dares us to say something. So which means of course, we're going to say it says even worse with the Kobe nickname. He gave himself that after Colorado. I'll see sorry if you can't say that on the radio damn, I should read the other techs believe that just happens to be Bob a provable. Fact that is that is we're engaging in any slanderous, Ed. Heavier six five O says when I was first in boy scouts the older scouts called me spot. Okay. Okay. No. Oh, no don't read the rest of that. Snow? That's how I learned about women. No, no. It's it's. Hey, it's a Friday, man. Oh god. Kamiar let this not be our last Friday. And we do have people co-signing on that slim reaper is a damn good nickname question. It's sitting there unused, man. Don't like men. Don't like it. What are we going now? I know, but that's. Kevin that's out of all the all-star voting. You know, that we talk about what just kind of goofiness and this and that if fans can't vote Kevin Gardner, Kevin Durant in for for starting front court, senators, three of them popularity contest, man. God he's so everybody knows. He's so good. But it's a popularity contest. That's that's one don't you? Once you realize in you, and you view it from the standpoint that all star voting all of it is a popularity contest. Then you start to understand some of the vagaries or downright confounding. Vote totals that come out during these during his popularity contests. But I just I just set somebody some number of nation. It's a good hacker. Like ruined the NBA voting system and make sure Durant is one of the top three time. What it is. He going to be is he going to be on one of the three all NBA teams at the. Yeah. You're right. Those are those are the ones that matters more than likely going to have a chance to once again be. NBA finals MVP. Oh, I think so why are we worrying about popularity contests thing? So I mean, I could understand if you're Kevin Durant or any athlete of his stature. And you are not being given the props that your game. So richly deserves. I can see you be afraid about that maybe getting on the internet social media. And then people know how you think about that. Please. We we haven't had a Kevin Durant. Clapping back at somebody on social media and a long long time. I'm just saying if there was any time for it to happen or any opportunity. It would be some serious mad disrespect coming his way when it comes to the NBA all star game popularity contests. I vote allergy saying I vote for Kevin for the next hour and a half of the show. Maybe somebody should get on Twitter and just you know, man, how shots fly six five. The question. What is clay's nickname clay? Yeah. Says he's suggesting t easy. For Klay Thompson t easy. Yeah. Good. Well, I guess the tease for Thompson. Oh, okay. Yeah. I don't know. Let's not one six I want strapped an entire can of Copenhagen my friends. Call me big dip. Okay. See? That's good. That's how you end up getting mcnabb's. Even if it nicknamed comes with you doing something stupid or infamous, you gotta wear you gotta take the don't get take that. There's there's no spill. You spill a hotel in Copenhagen. It's like fifteen dollars people watch you up behind that. One of my absolute lifelong best friends like I would actually be his alcoholics under any circumstances. Nickname was knuckles. And that was because when he was in fifth grade he'd beat up an eighth grader. I'm not lying. So I mean, listen, they have weight classes for reason. Why was he scoring with an eighth grader? What the hell was going on? I was limping off. Wow. Yeah. But that's so either knuckles or knocks of every is entire life. Man. We got we got friends that never knew his first name. I'm not I'm not lying to ask them. An eighth grader when you're ten years old. You can go with just one nickname for the rest of your life. Yeah. Let me but then one, but that's. In our fifties. It is an odd thing. Because because. No one's ready to throw hands in our group stepped up a white class and did work. Wow. I don't know if I could beat up at eighth grader now that it's. Not if that eighth grader has future designs on playing it Clemson, Alabama. Oh, man. You you see kids today? They swallow kids real big right now. I don't listen. I might not be able to get ready to just to drop the mic at the end of the segment. How about if we just call Klay Thompson Klay mate? Now's a good time. We will engage in serious basketball discussion, I never really serious but better basketball discussion with Howard Beck Bleacher report, seeing your NBA writer and part of the full forty eight podcasts we are passed the midway point of the NBA season game forty-two for the dubs tonight against the bulls a should win leading into a week of road games against better opponents, and we'll take a trip around the NBA two as well. And we will deep dive into all four NFL divisional playoff games as the Fitz and Brooks show continues on kmby or six eighty the sports leader. In brooks. Eighty. This is the end. Well, not the enemy, but the end of the first full work week of twenty nineteen Pat yourselves on the back end before the dubs balls. Aw. Marcus Thompson Jackson at four thirty with an update on the boogeyman. Now.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on The Full 48
"Why didn't that you tricky is guys off the top are know porzingus in DeMarcus cousins, and obviously they're going to be missing time. You know, significant time this season with injuries in our exercise, we look at is very strict one year process. You know, we do this every year. It's we've done it for six years. So if you're going to miss half the year, you know upcoming in two thousand eighteen one thousand nine hundred and we're going to gain you pretty hard for that. And so I think we had, you know, porzingus I believe was around fifty. Two is we think he's gonna have a, you know, a better shot than cousins to kinda get back up to full form by the end of the season. You know cousins obviously with his very serious achilles injury. We had him at sixty eight. Of course. Those are. Top twenty five players if they're healthy. But unfortunately, there's a lot of backlash because people like being willfully, ignorant and not reading, you know, kind of our method to how we do these rankings. I think we also encounter a lot of backlash on the young guys who I would just kind of refer to as bucket getters. You know, the guys who score very well by, you know, points per game who are marketable who are up and coming and young. But you know, maybe they're still kind of a one dimensional type players. And in the past, you know, Andrew Wiggins. It's kinda fun into that category for us where we got a lot of backlash, you know, this year people were telling us, well, you probably shouldn't even have them on the list. And I think this you're one of those type of guys is Devon Booker. We had a med fifty and we're hearing from a lot of people's, you know, saying, well, we'll come any points ridges for Knicks and you know, you should be kind of a top twenty five or top thirty player by for us. This isn't like the fantasy basketball rankings. It's not, you know, who's going to be in the most commercials or who's going to be the best five years from now it strictly about this year and for a player like Booker, you know, we're going to dock him. Points for his lack of defensive intensity for his sort of, you know, good, but not great playmaking for others. And then obviously his scoring ability really hasn't translated to a lot of team success for Phoenix's offense. And so there was just a lot of things that we could kind of, you know, hold him hold against him, I guess you'd say. So, let's let's clarify this one real quick actually, because I agree with you thinking like this, you can't. You can't just pretend to markets cousins and Kristaps Porzingis are healthy and not coming off of really serious injuries. I mean, obviously cousins is much more serious with the achilles than with the, but still we haven't seen a seven foot three guy who moves in place the way that porzingas does come back from an ACL. Nobody in the NBA has because it hasn't happened. So to me, those those questions and the downgrading in a ranking or thoroughly logical..
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"He just doesn't take anything or anything like that. Doesn't care either way figured, oh, yeah, Mavericks on a little run, the guy quit. They didn't play defense just didn't seem interested at all. The Mavericks obviously weren't happy about that. I don't even think he got his little playoff game checks or anything or the money that you get from that. Then he is going to the kings and he did well for himself there I'd say, I mean, got to play with the Marcus cousins. You could tell they got along. But other than that, I mean, I don't really think that really a decent fit firm. I mean, going from the Celtics, even the mouse from that matter, stable organizations to the kings worship dysfunction on top of dysfunction where they refuse to bring in solid players for Marcus cousins, or at least they did now, they don't have that opportunity to it, isn't it a bit odd and we're gonna switch over the king's real quick. So with DeMarcus cousins there, the kings were guys like Ben macklemore. Jim refer debt. Thomas Robinson passing on guys like Hawaii Leonard, Jimmy Butler while Leonard Jimmy doesn't really matter because he was like second round pick or whatnot. But I mean like they were just in guys like that. And then all of a sudden would DeMarcus cousins gone. Now they're starting to draft guys like the FOX. Bogdonovich Bagley like now you wanna start trying to draft and I always see kings fans not the majority of say the majority of still appreciate what the markets 'cause didn't understand the fact that I mean, they garbage around him for six years, but there's kings fans who said he didn't take the team to the playoffs in anything like that. I didn't make the plays around better. You can't make bad players better and you can't take trash to the playoffs. And that's what it was. It was trash. The kings were drafting trash. I mean, I get jimmer for debts, tearing up the Chinese league and all that. But I mean, couldn't cut it in the NBA. Thomas Robinson, I think is playing overseas also when Ben macklemore he might actually be back on the kings, but the only thing he was really known for with the kings was being the pizza guy. Literally, that's it. And now you're guys, they just Jackson, they just inducted, no necessarily great player or anything like that, but he's a guy with talent. Gonna kings Ross. The right now. It's the. Yeah, Willie Cauley Stein. Bogdonovich. You'll be Farrell's there yarn FOX, Harry Giles we everyone's very excited about Ben macrumors back on the kinks. Yikes. Freemason like Frank Mason was a better player than jimmer for debt bed. Macklemore Anton Robinson put together and he's their backup point guard. So I don't buy this whole markets. Cousins was a bad locker room presence couldn't take team Claus or anything like that. Honesty, kinda frustrating just because of the fact that, like I said, they don't you realize how bad the players were around him. They didn't do anything to help him was basically like LeBron is I with Cleveland? I mean, do you remember watching the Bronwen that Cavs sting on that Cavs team and seeing how he desperately needed more talent more help? And it wasn't one of those do it now with him and the Cavs or when he was on the Cavs for the second time, it's literally you could tell like, this guy isn't going anywhere with the guys around him. That's kinda don't fall abroad for basically recruiting players or anything like that. I mean, imagine playing for that Cleveland team where no disrespect soldier in Gaza says your second best player like you'll gals was get center, but what world is eager to be the second best player on team trying to win a championship. I mean, come on now MO Williams. Daniel Gibson like give me a break. That's why we should give LeBron pass for bring it on these players. Not that it constitutes a pass or anything like that. I mean, it doesn't matter for the fact of it, but are the way I mean kings parents during those times profuse too. Put talent around their star players, and then the fans wanna yell at the player for leaving gimme a break. But anyway, moving back to the Celtics and all. Yeah, I'm not sure if they'll ever reconcile or anything like that. I think for the most part, Celtics fans have come to terms and just, I guess, forgave when there's really no reason to need to forgive or anything like that lake..
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"If he's kinda sitting situationally late in games because they want a better defender at how does he handle that as a guy who's probably never been benched at any point in his career? Those are a few things that I think are going to be. Interesting. But the reality is if he can just play a role defensively and take some of the work off of Durant and green and the regular season in that low post. And then if you look at it in the playoffs, he actually matches up pretty well with a couple of the guys that they probably are going to see in the finals, I'll Horford from Boston and dwell bead from Philly, I actually think he matches up well defensively against them. And I think that will be a really nice asset that they didn't have come, you know, potential finals matches. It was going to say, you know, it's he's coming into an era in which there aren't a lot of really high scoring centers. You know, it's all teams are teams are destroying the opposition from the outside now, and we saw that with Houston cappella does this thing, but I don't think appel A poses a huge threat to DeMarcus cousins in terms of his offense. And like you say guys like him bead, you know, he he can he can score. He's very raw. And in cousins, I think he'll have a big problem. I think just it just to kind of clog up the paint. You know, he's not going to have to be super agile trying to guard a, you know, Kareem or somebody who's used to devastating low post score because they don't really exist. He's one of the few. So I think that'll help him. He won't be asked to guard another center like him because there really aren't many. Yeah. And you know, this was obviously the biggest news from free agency. But free agencies not over you know, the warriors have thirteen guys on the books now for next season. I've been told that they wanna go into training camp with fourteen because they wanna have that fifteenth spot flexible for various reasons, and I think that's probably probably makes sense. So the big question is Patrick McCaw comeback. He he has a qualifying offer as far as I know he has not gotten a better offer that the warriors of. Had to match it's looking likely that he'll come back next season. And if he does I think he'll fill that fourteenth spot if he doesn't, you know, it's anyone's guess who ends up taking fourteen spot. David west still has made no formal announcement about whether or not he's gonna retire. I would be shocked at this point if he returned he has said publicly that he his two options. His personally his two options were come back to the warriors or retire doesn't look like he's coming back to the warriors. I would think he retires. And he's been coaching a you this summer, and it looks like he's kinda just transitioning into retirement. So that's definitely something to watch one one thing that kinda got some buzz this morning was DeMarcus cousins is wearing number zero which collars number zero. And everyone's like, oh does that mean not playing anymore? Well, no before before he even signed cousins went and talked to God said, hey, can I wear your number and they made some deal and cousins joked today that. That makasi. Good negotiator. So and then people in the film when I tweeted that people were tweeting. I mean, oh, so that means he's going back. It doesn't mean anything. It's just when you have a guy who's a restricted free agent. You he's still it's still technically as numbers. So you need to have a conversation with him. That's all it means. It's like, Marcus smart. No my God. The Celtics aren't in touch with me. Well, what's going to happen? Whereas you're gonna go. Well, he went back to the Celtics. All right on a nice deal. So I would like to see what cost with the warriors. I really like him. He's super athlete. He's good on defense. He's he's been shaken by the bad injury. And I think he didn't come back shooting as well as he had in his rookie year. But I don't know. I think the guy's got some stones. I think he's he's he's an NBA player. I think he would fit. Well, there maybe as a off the bench shooter. You know, a guy who can drill the three. I'm not sure I don't know where they were..
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on Warriors Off-Court
"Day. We've all been waiting for finally came to their DeMarcus cousins introductory press conference has been two plus weeks since news surface of the words were signing him to the mid level of five point three million dollars. And he's finally. You know, what's in Oakland was at the practice ity making his formal introduction. Bruce. You were there today. What what was your big takeaway from from the presser nothing particular came out of it, nothing really dramatic thought. It was interesting that he said he plans to come back not just in good shape. But better than ever, you know, he's pretty confident about the way his rehab is going. I think expect him to play in January probably pretty realistic. We don't know for sure, but you know, through some light hearted moments in there, which I think people kinda wanted to see he's he's generally not a terribly, you know, funny engaging guy he's kind of quiet and got a naturally skeptical. But he got off a couple of good lines. Somebody asked him if fee and Durant and in Draymond you just get in a big brawl now and get it over with because. Yeah. Might as well that. Yeah. You could tell it was joking. It's funny lines about Klay Thompson for being for such a dull guy, there's never a dull moment, and and it was kind of dramatic ac-. Standing there with that number zero jersey actually looking at the jersey that he's gonna wear and realizing that the warriors are going to have five all stars on the court that some point. And if he's the DeMarcus cousins of all that's going to be pretty pretty formidable. Yeah. I think that was the weirdest thing for me is, you know, there's so much talk about something like this when when the news breaks, but it doesn't really feel real until you actually see him on a stage holding his New Jersey. Even when they announced that they had a form that formerly signed him. It still didn't feel completely real. I definitely found myself a couple times during that press conference kind of letting my mind my mind wander and thinking I'm actually going to cover this this season. Like this guy is going to be on the same team. Kevin Durant, Steph curry Klay Thompson, Draymond green. That's insane. But there's a lot of reasons why this is happening. I'm sure anyone listening to this podcast kind of knows the basic backstory he had an achilles serious. Achilles injury in January. And because to him had no offers on the table in free agency..
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"What's happening thanks to join us tolbert lund on a wednesday really ready giants and cubs in the nineteen we got a bunch of stuff to talk about with george karl demarcus cousins is a worthy conference lebron james is a laker all those things and he joins us courtesy of the gasline george what's up what's up coach las vegas and why my son's a coach i'm trying to help them up oh okay well that that's a good reason that's a good reason kobe coaching for sounds very lakers head coach a good for him hey let's say it's always fun the lakers beat me about more time they buy in the world so so he he likes liquorland unfortunately well we're going to make a living right sure i'm making no you've already made a living already good yourself i'm not collecting more money john lund tom tolbert with were talking to go to the nuggets sonics amongst other teams goldstein warriors george karl one of my former partners at espn and abc back in the in the day gives your thoughts on the warriors signing demarcus cousins in your thoughts you coached him for a few years there in sacramento your thoughts on him as a player from head coaching perspective a win i think it's a win win i actually think the one winter demarcus because you don't have to russia's injury back and it's not a good injury but in the same sense i think you know demarcus can come back from it and be successful and i'm sure that's i just think the philosophy behind it the pedigree of being a championship team and being able to put boundaries on some of his dysfunctional attitudes at times i won't be that difficult to put in putting in place i think being on a winning team is is the best coach in basketball and he hasn't been on them very often and i think he will understand that winning is is what you wanna be in there you wanna be on when you and life is a lot easier when you went fifty to sixty games every year then let us fifty to sixty games every how do you think you'll fit assuming that he is healthy at some point how do you think he'll fit on the court what would be the best way to utilize him well the game he's a he has a high iq would give them a low post presence you know i'm not sure they wanna low post presence and it will give them the rebound pain presence which they right now don't play with very often at times last year i thought they got rebounding seemingly to me got going got doing it bad place in some days but the things that they like to do and that's play fast shoot the ball score quickly and then people are very good passer any there you understands the name of the high level and i think he'll sit in very quickly at the office the court and i think you'll be upgrade defense away his negative energy that comes in different packages i think there's going to be controlled pretty easily by winning as i said by winning and by by being on a pedigree of trying to win a championship that's funny i don't think it's i don't think it'll be an issue either coach because they've already won the guys on the team that he's played with with the olympics the usa squad they're not gonna put up with that anyway and he i think he is mature enough now to understand.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"With somebody else we have a shot at demarcus cousins and caught us off we didn't have a whole store from the time that you got the call from bob myers who general manager until it was a done deal how long did that quickly happened in one day so bob literally got a call that morning we had a deal five six o'clock you know occurs already got his riff we didn't feel like we had enough all stars he's always got the one liner he's this more to my dad my dad outfits kerr's got the dad humor no see that's the thing though murphy's broken away from his dad outfits now you're like cool street dude street back to the dad stuff today well you're working but when you're out there on the town doing your thing cope how would you describe murph's look street meets what i don't know on last night i'd say he was going to say street meets golf digest that's a good call okay he was you know he was very like mission lounge and he was gonna hit a beauty bar like double dutch do i have to if you're talking mitch do i need to drop a latin social club ten fifteen fulsome hit a poodle what do i need to one up you know with the trick dog we'll go and get some top dog after that's the thing is that was an all encompassing fit like he could go elsewhere copes blown away they're like well listen to this this is true true genuine surprise and like it you kind of myers admiring gotta get back to the cousin stuff all right sorry to marcus cousin spoke first comments on the record about being a warrior here yes the potential escape of course it's going to take a lot of hard work and a lot of hard work and dedication and also a lot of sacrifice you know the guys on the team as well so i think i think we all are aware of something we accepted already i think that's why these guys wanna meet also be parties team scary about that potential scarce sacrifice sacrifice second that's the biggest word that keeps coming up already kerr and cousins sacrifice second if only the giants could sacrifice bunt as well as the warriors are talking about sacrificing oh he's you know they couldn't get a bunt down yesterday again either so yeah there's cousins and then we had george carlin did a good booking by 'em iv medium impact bryan who's final day with us today before topeka returns she's come back on her birthday surprising copes is tomorrow herbert thought she's july she's thing i know she's july i thought it was the thirteenth i could easily be wrong easily be wrong he's gonna check the fridge and the break okay yeah that's a good move yes let's do that anyway here is george karl on the demarcus cousins fit and this was on our show and our okay as always been proactive their management i think he's done a tremendous job stay ahead of the nba from a standpoint of what might happen next year the big man gonna come back or are they going to are they going to need a team that's going to have a big man one of the weaknesses rebounding the basketball turner's and rebounding always been areas i take from opposing coaches we you could take advantage of them a little bit last year i thought the rebound your thing was very very much absurd you could observe a lot of the games that they were not rebounding the ball to high level the marcus is a big rebounder he also fits all the pedigree of the golden state warrior player he didn't score and they didn't pass and people don't understand what a good passer uses those likes to pass the ass basically decisions i think the big thing everybody is going to have to figure is going to be able to form and in maybe buy into maybe a limited role at times and maybe not even playing time so there you go yeah and we talk more about him about the the end of the.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"That was demarcus cousins when was that county that was a poverty say that real quick please was yesterday showtimes following him around i get you all right from the san jose mercury kurtenbach tonight's robert kevin france indeed or how are you sir good to talk to you doing well i mean we we're gonna get this source of july holiday we don't have to worry about lebron no worry about a warrior signing i'm very pleased agencies ben going on the whole isn't a great for the league that now two summers in a row we've done nonstop nba i mean we've been talking nonstop nba on the radio for the last two straight years this is great for the league it's incredible for the league i i was thinking about this a little bit earlier i we used to talk about the nfl three sixty five i would argue probably still is the nba certainly joined the nfl in that regard but like we have to baseball was in the bay area and like i can hardly find people to talk about them with sounds like does not portend well for major league baseball games are happening the one thing i have more people are watching summer league right now than a random baseball game in their local market it's it's pretty crazy to see the development of the nba into three sixty five florida over the last few years you can with the warriors had handed yeah we'll part of it i mean is look at the superstars superstars like you said or marketed so much better in the nba than the major league baseball we're not able to get behind them in oakland we know why because they just let them go after a couple of years can't get close to it but let me ask you this with with the demarcus cousins signing does this add just another wrinkle to the whole thing of everyone just going well what is it money or winning which which one do we are we going to choose well in this case it's injury so the demarcus cousins situation is just bizarre because there seems to be it might twitter mentions are in any way based in reality and i doubt they are but there seems to be a massive disconnect between the expectations versus the reality of the situation for demarcus cousins market for damarcus he was calling enes he called the warriors saying hey i need a gig no one's called me up because of the security the jury in the fact that there's no precedent for any player coming back being themselves much less improving which is what anyone who would be handing out a four year deal the demarcus cousins were one hundred plus million dollars would be looking for so that's off the table and then you talked about one year deals well you're signing bogey for one year and fifteen twenty million dollars which is what i think most people would expect to get based on his career in the numbers that he puts up when he is healthy now you're forcing them back into play before he's probably healthy i mean honestly might not be on the court until two thousand nineteen you might not be on the court until march and so if you're a team like let's just say the los angeles lakers and you signed demarcus cousins and you used up that midlevel exception or used up ten million dollars a cap space to sign him and he he's just not progressing the achilles isn't fully there yet but you lose two three games in a row and you're kind of fighting for you're gonna rush we'll be back onto the court and then you're not getting the full experience and it just bad by bad karma all around that the warriors are a perfect scenario for demarcus because they have a worldclass training staff that's well known throughout the week they're not going to rush it in any way shape or form back onto the court they want him for sixteen postseason win he doesn't play before that they're fi so long as messed up up so he hits healthy eighty some of this warriors which is a real thing i mean one of the other reasons that no one wanted to give them ten fifteen twenty million dollars even for one year or two is because some teams are totally afraid demarcus cousins when he's fully healthy and don't want to give them that money so now if he comes in the.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Dealership coming up next before you claim the warriors in demarcus cousins are ruining the nba you've gotta listen to a little history and we have to say next best for last around the corner by the way i was saying i don't i don't buy these coalisland going to the celtics groomers i just don't buy them i think it's a bunch of who we welcome back to the heard joy taylor joining me ric bucher was on an hour ago he doesn't buy these rumors that are being leaked by the san antonio side that celtics are very interested in making a deal with colli leonard here's what buke said are you really going to acquire leonard kyrie irving gordon hayward coming off of his injury you're going to build around three injury prone guys i don't think so yeah yeah i don't buy this this business were in when people want stuff out they put it out there and i don't i i do think the sixers deal could happen to have to be a lot of draft picks they would have to be out a lot of draft picks but i do think brett brown the coach there used to work under popovich they have a relationship they both hate the lakers they would do something but you'd have to give you know i mean they don't have gm is brett brown have the power to give up four first round picks because that's what pop wants pop pop you're not trading dario saric robert covington come on for colli leonard you gotta give them a ton of picks in san antonio if you get picks remember possible seventy picks her hope you can sell hope to the san antonio fans you can sell hope you can't sell robert covington all right people let's go best for last after almost three hours colin apparently hasn't gotten to the point yet quit holding out on us coward it's the best for less so people are angry that demarcus cousins is going to.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"This guy is falling demarcus cousins just think about this that the problem in the nba to me is not the dynasty the problem is the lopsided nature east to west talent twenty eight of the top thirty one players know leaguer western players espn and tnt don't want the eastern conference playoffs they would if they could opt out of those they opt out of them did to nightmare outside of the celtics but i was thinking about this take oklahoma city westbrook paul george mellow steve adams andre roberson for the next to me in four years that's very relevant team do i think they went to title no do i think they're dysfunctional somewhat but they're really talented they'll win playoff series just think about this for all of those of you saying this league is in real trouble let's just talk western conference golden state's dynasty that's never bad for any league houston is there number one rival and had them down three to the lakers have the world's best player oklahoma city is star studded albeit dysfunctional minnesota has two maybe three elite players the spurs of the patriots of the nba utah's celtics light that seven really talented teams in the west i have not mentioned portland which has the second best back court in the league new orleans who has maybe the third best player anthony davis or denver probably the most anonymously talented roster in the league i'm ten deep in the west not to mention the celtics vegas i agree win about fifty eight games next year and challenge the warriors in to the last three years golden state's been game seven in the western conference finals the dynasty is not the issue i've been watching this league for forty years this is the deepest any conferences ever been the west coast ten deep into you get till like denver denver is not an easy out the last three seasons for the warriors they've had a game seven against the thunder they got lucky to kowa got hurt the spurs were up twenty co i got hurt they've gotten breaks houston was up chris paul got hurt they have they have been facing elimination okay see was up on them co i got hurt spurs up on him rockets chris paul got hurt they were down three to the issue is there's just too many of the great players are all on the west coast and i don't have twenty i think there's only four elite players to me in the east jaanus simmons embiid and kyrie irving than a bunch of good guys gordon hayward al horford that kind of stuff john wall twenty seven of the thirty one best players in this league are in the west now that's a problem i never had a problem with the sec winning national championships but there was about a ten year stretch where it wasn't close right now the big ten loaded michigan's good wisconsin good penn state's good ohio states good i don't have a problem if alabama wins this year because the big ten you go look at at the all american teams it's all big there's a ton of big ten guys there's.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"He's had a tremendous season he cousins together have figured out how to play and alvin gentry is that are really good job of using their versatility their size to really the dominant and create match a problems all over the floor now anthony davis has to carry that loathe along with jrue holiday himself guys like each one more dairy miller guys that have been contributors that maybe they did necessarily expected from it's going to be huge it's going to be key you know they going to go out and try to find a big keep in mind too that yeah demarcus cousins and unrestricted free agent so he may be elsewhere but his best value may come in new orleans if he stated it certainly would if he stays there but our for right now get to the playoffs for the first time in three sets a huge deal roy off let's i it's it's like he a of the of deep recover the eagles is pretty amazing carson once goes down and nick full steps and ryan but you're not going to have that happen with the marcus cut of the specially when you had the third guy and that's why i highlighted as what was it an unsung guys holiday i mean he's really comment on the shooting the ball well doing it in all areas can say dish assist of yeah we're getting rebounds scorn points he's done at all so now you have holiday with davis and cousins you've got the stars onestar yet to now you've got a maybe a third that's what you need dorian and they had it and now they don't so that it's just awful and i just bring this up i might miller was up at espn last week and i was there and i'm think i mentioned it to you last week you know who his pick is to get to the finals in the nba mike miller we're talking the the former guard florida the grisly alka uh to get to the finals yet in the air now the oath casey all love mike miller how i got hold our satellite mike milligan not what you do that i regard 'cause i said the bike is odd are you gonna make is they they won six in a row now i know they have as steven adams is doing great double digit rebounds each six games that they won they were sixty percent of shots and.
"demarcus cousins" Discussed on Full Court Press
"Thompson and starting lineup trying to match up with demarcus cousins so that they could get an extra big in the game facing in a cousin said davis and demarcus cousins very patient early in the game as the bullwork through cousins cleveland was giving want to help in the ball kept rotating to correct shooter they played amateur style a play at one more was the guy who was filling it up early um and that was just very responsible patient play getting the ball to the shooter instead of trying to force the action or trying to take it you know through the defence to the rim sometimes demarcus cousins could do that in the end at one more scored 24 shut town to thirteen 45 on threes your holiday put up twenty nine anthony davis was put up thirty demarcus cousins had a tripledouble with twenty nine twelve and ten they only got nine points from the bench but they still put a hundred 23 points on the scoreboard abu if you think about a really good sort of kpix indicators on their sister turbo ratio was thirty three to eleven thirty three just on forty ethic forty nine fill goals the cavs assure ratio was nineteen to seventeen so the cows a us the roster uh trying to kind of figure things out i'm trying to get their continuity in rhythm and the office of men but the cavs are the more mature veteran team on that you would think really understand somehow to sort of play the responsible sala basketball but was action orleans world's was like a civilised patient are they made a very good decisions they played together on the office event they played as if they did not care who was going to score they just made the right past got the ball to the right place and they knocked on the shots and that's why even more than beating cleveland facing it a team and playing that style basketball togetherness on selfishness was to me kind of a watermark for them and i want to see if they can continue to play that saleh ball going forward in order for them to play well start to finish the had the personality down the stretch review of a demarcus cousins.