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"donnie nelson" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"I want to introduce you to a man who has led one of the most fascinating lives in all of sports. A man named bob vulgaris I was an NBA better. I bet on the NBA, hundreds of millions, you added it all up, never really had a losing year. Bob parlay to skill for betting on NBA games into a full-time high level job in the front office of an NBA team. Running the analytics department of the Dallas Mavericks. It turned out to be more than just a jolt to the team's system. I mean, look, I'm an acquired taste. I get that. Which is what owner Mark Cuban said he wanted. But tensions reportedly escalated between bob the laptop toting outsider, the so called gambler. And general manager Donnie Nelson. Which all led to headlines accusing bob of jeopardizing the team's relationship with superstar Luka Dončić. So we bring you an exclusive interview with bob vulgaris, who answers questions for the first time. About whether he really was the shadow GM of the Mavericks. I didn't know I was going to be running the draft. I don't think it was anyone's plan for me to run in the draft. But when it came time to pick 18, the general manager of the team wasn't around. Wait, where was Donnie Nelson? I don't know. And what it's really like when a culture war consumes an NBA team. I'm Pablo Torre. It's Thursday, October 21st. This. Is ESPN.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on The Pat McAfee Show 2.0
"Know what's band. That was though. I couldn't tell you i was having the bag anyway. We got we bus taking the sack kids. I'm sleeping in. I you young so i i did. It was like a smaller texas deal. And he was it was a great crewman donnie nelson. The gm for the mavs was there with this went and we had probably ten people a good time. You're the most interesting human i've ever met. I think i mean just a week ago. Two weeks ago you were in a full. Tarzan cautious falls out and everything for a circus to raise money for the ohio state. I children's hospital. You had military grade boots on your cutting from all night. You are fantastic human being. Has anybody ever approach you for like a reality. Show anything like that. I assume that that has to happen on a regular listen. May i don't know if i could handle reality show. I don't know my wife could handle me being on a reality show. Joey galloway used to work out age. Him and bribes would come back and joy. Joey said i should be a pro wrestler. Laryngitis would back that up. But i mean. I can't imagine traveling around doing that every single week. My body feels bad enough as it is right now after playing football you know. It's it's beaten to a paul but maybe some reality tv. I mean i don't. I could probably handle some of that. Your best play with the patriots. Huge patriots fan here. Connor has a question forty. Bob bob yeah you play for the patriots. I knew that. Did you ever have any runs in with bill belichick. And did you guys have any back and forth m. d. esque or no is it strictly business over there. I don't even know what that last thing met. Cdc i what will rip and six..
"donnie nelson" Discussed on Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast
"Your an nba if you're a basketball fan prior an nba fan. It's not until you get out of college that you start to listen Like and watch college basketball as well. Yeah and there are certainly exceptions to that. I'm just saying in general. I believe that to be true. So i think maybe selfishly through to see their reaction through there is two. Oh my god. My dad's calling an nba game. Yeah how cool is that. That would really be a bucket. Lists thing for me. That would be cool. I know we had Donnie nelson Was announced yesterday as we record this that he was leaving. The mavericks was yeah exactly and My son is a huge cowboys. Always number one but As he said dirk nowitzki is his roger staubach because you know dirk had a championship in his lifetime Born in eighty nine but so he doesn't remember the super bowl years with the cowboys. so all he's remembered is the disappointment So and we were excited to watch. Luca play Dynamic young player zimmer's crazy. How young he is and you know you know so yeah. I think that would be a fun that that seems like a good goal. Yeah so i'm gonna flip it over. Bruce wise are there swish list of songs. You haven't heard bruce perform live that's on your bingo card or your wishlist. You know i. I can honestly say there's one and i was lucky enough a couple of years ago to be a guest. Dj on straight radio. So i had to come up with my seven songs. Yes and this is. This is one of those songs. Because and i said during that hour that it. It's you know it's my golden ring so to speak. It's the one that i'm still wishing or hoping for and i've never been assigned guy the last maybe the last half dozen shows i've gone to. I've been lucky enough to be in the pit. Yeah but i've never made a sign. If there was a sign this might be it But pretty flamingo is is probably the song that i would love to hear him. Perform in person that i have not yet heard When i first heard it it was like one of those moments. It was a uranium moment for me. Because i never heard it at all before again. I'm sure there's tons of springsteen pencil relate. What i've been you know he's been playing out songs since the seventies listen. I only heard it. Maybe ten years ago and it was a mind blower for me and so that would be one that that i haven't heard that i would love to hear. That's cool I know that To go back what you said earlier with the maggio right I'm a big comic book fan. I grew up reading comic books and one of the things often said is the writers. Need to remember that.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Year shot to win samay. The athletic co wrote. The article broke the story. That didn't make mark cuban. The owner of the mavericks very happy and he is now joining us. Live all right. The stories about luca dante and his frustration at times with rick carlisle. Let's let's go in tears here. let's start. Let's start with donnie nelson. Gets let go very early. Your story had a multiple sources and my first takeaway. When when i saw donnie nelson leaving the organization was mark confronted him and probably said you may have been some of these leaks i mean. Why did donnie nelson was at dennis draft. Pick the porzingas contract. The story in the athletic wise. Donnie nelson in your opinion gone today. I think colin is you know because you know our industry really well. Obviously we're never going to get into sourcing. But i will say and i haven't really said this on on a platform like yours. The suspicions that have been widespread about ninety being the root of it are completely off base and really honestly kinda naive in regards to how widespread some of this information and these insights and these opinions were internally within the mavs and then around the nba. The general idea that market empowered bob bulgaria's to the degree that he had and that from on down within their front office power structure. There was this what you know again. Widespread frustration in question of. Who's running the team. And we've now seen more and more come out Just yesterday espn's. Tim macmahon had shared an anecdote about luca looking at the bench. And yell at carlyle and saying you know. Who's running the team. You bob and this was the idea that that ultimately put these wheels in motion to your question about donnie. Listen he made it clear to mark that he had great concerns about bob's role. He was hoping that mark would essentially talk to bob and he put him in that lane that he was designed to be an initially as an adviser as opposed to taking some liberties he had taken and mark. our information is that he defended. Bob's positioning and donny was was obviously disappointed by that and then mark made the call he made. I can't speak to if you know he thinks. Donnie was a leaker. If that plan apart but again that would be off base all right how. 'bout the relationship with rick carlisle. I was told mark and rick had a very emotional meeting. Do you think that meeting in fire. Do you think the lucas situation. Your guests on wood was this in the making the last three or four weeks at ramped up. I mean relationships and a lot of different way. Sam amick at the athletic. What what is your gut feeling on why this was so abrupt and ended the way it did. I mean that's good information on yukon. You know putting the reporter hat on to know about those meetings. The thing is i was real surprised before all this drama that mark came out as quickly as he did and publicly endorsed rick and said that he will be back in. Had that quote about how you simply. Don't get rid of a coach unless you know you have somebody better and there just aren't many better than rick carlisle at that time. A lotta people around the league and certainly people with the mavs. Were not sure whether or not they believed because of the luca dynamic. You know you have from a couple different angles here. You have these elephants in the room. Where if luca has tension with rick that's not ideal if has tension with bob vulgarities and by proxy mark. Cuban questioning the way the decisions are getting made. That's not ideal. So are you just gonna keep status quo and essentially send a message to that. We're not really all that receptive to the way you see the way things run so i think it was uncomfortable to begin with. And then listen. If you're sick who. I have not talked to then on the back end. Don nelson's out that's one of your biggest supporters and now you're questioning. How things are going wrong going forward. You already felt somewhat undercut. I think by vulgarities role. I was not surprised to see him. head for. The exits is luca difficult. He's emotional as he difficult i think he's he's bordering. I mean difficult he. I don't have any reason to believe that you know he's not going to mark and say get back out. He's not but he is passionate fiery and and we see this stuff the fans and the media see in public every time he's on the floor so just go ahead and watch how he functions when he gets upset with the raff would he gets upset with carlisle and is demonstrative and has a lot to say and assume that behind the scenes he shares those frustrations to the guy has the kind of confidence that ultimately is probably going to propel him to this holiday career. And you know what's ahead but with that comes these complications the fact that he knows how good he is. He knows what he wants around him. He knows that he's a championship level player. And you're right now. Obviously there's questions about whether or not they can put that around him. Let's segue zay on you. Don't cover that story. Because i know to break a story like you did on dallas. It is all consuming. It's very i get that. The zion dynamic though feels different in that the organization is not as sturdy is the mavericks that medallions mavericks aren't going anywhere big city lot of money. Great organization won a title been in the playoffs. The zion stuff reeks of. Get me outta here before the team may not be here. You hear anything on that. There's a lot there. I every time. We talk about possible relocation guilt. Wash over me in regards to the folks in new orleans closer so tired of hearing it but it is what it is that you know that market you. You've got a knock every move out of the park. If you need playoff money you need to find a way to survive that. Uphill challenge of playing in new orleans and zay was such a breath of fresh air when they got him they make the anthony davis traded they get some great assets in return dave griffin is often running and really really strong fashion and then obviously has just swung the other way ever since gale benson by all accounts continues to be the type of owner who is supportive who is invested. But you know these numbers on the business side. They need to start matching up and that means that they need to win games. Was i on and the stuff that got out this week With some of my colleagues at the athletic reporting about his family and narrative that has been around all season long that they were not necessarily feel in new orleans is real and so now i mean they have control his contract for a very long time. So it's not a case of them being at risk of losing him in that way anytime soon but it has elements that are somewhat similar to luke. It's the price you pay when a guy has these kinds of talents. There's going to be pressure immediately to put the right pieces around him. By the way i i don't expect you to break stories but are you optimistic or a little concerned about chris paul. He has been vaccinated so if he did get it. And there's reports out there that he would probably be more possible to be a symptomatic now that he's vaccinated is do you know. Is there an and phoenix. Because boy they're rolling. I mean sam. Seven out of seven. They're shooting well. They're totally healthy. Everybody else's crossing their fingers on health. Sons arrested healthy rolling young players. Do you send some anxiety around.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Nba writer for the undefeated. Marc spears into some of the things that happened last night and also. Some news from the nba broke this morning. We're going to talk about that in a moment. Rob nicovic will join us as well quarterback situation in the nfl. I have a theory of what teams to should do based on where they draft a rookie. Quarterback's we'll talk to rob about that because there are two teams in particular that are facing that very dilemma and also in our second hour don mclean for nba player. My former partner on clipper broadcast there in los angeles. He's going to join us as well because the clippers have a chance to do something tonight. They've never done and they will have to do it without kawhi leonard. So what's the likelihood of that happening. Don mclean will join us a little bit later as well but a couple of nba notes to pass along then. We're going to have some conversation about last night. Because jaanus i'm gonna leave it there. Hold on i up and asked reporting this morning that the celtics are trading kemba walker the number sixteen overall pick and twenty twenty one draft and a twenty twenty five second round. Pick to oklahoma city for al horford bringing him back to boston. Moses brown and a twenty twenty three second round pick. Boston get some flexibility. Moving up that seventy-three million dollars that they owed to kimball walker with the return of horford. Okay see as three first round picks in july. So what does that say about boston's mentality with their current roster now that brad stevens has moved from the coach to the front office. That's a question that i want to pose to marc spears coming up a little bit later but also this news from the new york times today. Report about mark stein former. Maverick star dirk nowitzki rejoining the organization there in dallas as a special advisor his first assignment at the request of mark cuban assisting the team and its search for new head of basketball operations and then coach so there was some reporting recently about the mavericks in terms of turmoil inside their front office. Mark cuban said no. That's not true at all. we're cool. And all of a sudden. Donnie nelson leads. Rick carlisle leaves. You gotta bring dirk nowitzki. What's really going on. Down there in dallas will talk to marc spears about that coming up shortly. But first it's time for straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless jaanus and the bucks stave off elimination last night in the walkie to force a game seven against the nets in brooklyn tomorrow night. Janas went for thirty seventeen three assists. He did not shoot one single three in that game. Most of his stuff came in the paint and we had a conversation here yesterday on. Espn radio about whether jaanus a is that guy in could he be that guy last night. So the question to you eighty eight say espn eight hundred seventy nine. Three seven seven six or hit me on twitter at michael eaves was janas that guy last night i say no granny. He went for a fourth game of thirty and ten. Sure fine but was he that guy last night and again my point is we keep trying to make certain players out to be something that they are not based on what their pay where they were drafted. What have you. And i think some of that clearly has been on janas susan. Mvp in this league. Who's the defensive player of the year in this league but that doesn't mean he's that guy in those moments right and last night i don't think he was. I think he was the best robin he could be but he wasn. Batman do batman wasn't game. Chris middleton chris middleton was batman last night for the bucks and he probably needs to be batman again on sunday. Excuse me saturday. If they're going to beat the nets in game seven. Chris middleton recorded a postseason career high thirty eight points. He added ten rebounds five assists five steals. He became just the fifth player with thirty five points. Ten rebounds five steals and five assists in a playoff game. That's batman and those numbers alone. Don't tell you exactly the role that khris middleton played last night. Consider this if you remember. There was a stretch. Were kevin durant score. Ten straight points for brooklyn during one third quarter run and they narrowed fourteen point lead to five remember that he then sparked a ten zero run early in the fourth quarter that again got the margin down to five but each time. Do you know the response came from chris. Middleton he either got it basket or he got to the free throw line. that's what those dudes do in those moments. And you know who recognize that. Kevin durant for a couple of times and then. I thought they responded out. Everyone we made got to give him credit for that. But i think we need now early ourselves into the game we were down twelve fifteen and then we got back. It eighty to seventy seven thousand three point shooter. That's why they of took control. So i felt like we were right dated which just cutting it over to the hop was. Chris middleton over. He was eleven of sixteen from the floor. Eleven of twelve from the free. Throw line now. Drew holiday also added twenty one points. Eight rebounds five assists. That's great but the guy who really stopped the runs was chris middleton. He was the guy that you need it in those moments. It wasn't jaanus and that's fine. That's okay. We keep trying to put certain expectations on players based on what they make especially in the eyes of fans and even some of these wars they received but like as i said yesterday these players don't pay themselves that vote for themselves. These postseason awards khris middleton. Was that guy. Can he be that guy in game seven on the road. That is the real question because you know one thing about kevin durant coming up in game. Seven whether james harden is available to go again on that bad hamstring and and play better or kyrie irving comes back after missing. The last two games with that sprained ankle. You know one thing about k. D. he's going down blazing. He's emptied all clips. All mags will be empty from kevin durant in game seven. He's not about to leave that court. He didn't do enough to help his team win. Will we see the same performance in game seven. We saw from him in game five. We don't know but we know katie's going to try to duplicate that performance because he believes most likely that that's what it's gonna take especially if he doesn't have kyri back and of james harden is not able to be more.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on Titus & Tate
"That is your light like. Is this something you think you have have. You learned to accept. That part will off. I just turn sports sportscenter and just saw this about rick. Yeah right crazy. My just turned it like it was this way. What secondly the best. I can go down this road. Because i heard you guys talk about a recalled. The guy there with the mavericks h yeah hullabaloo. Yeah rela eight or how. Come back to that question. Mark with this lead now because i heard haunted conversation. I found it hilarious now to see that. Okay coach. Mall come and donnie nelson. Not returning that not even greater indie. That's a that's a w for the h camp. That's for sure. Because i haven't seen the report that that h bob is out yet. You know what. I mean they run. Yeah it's very game of thrones Yeah when lulea. Though i think at that point you're like all right what's going on. It's too much actually the unicolor shipley neither freaking good. Nobody wants to say you might have been injured. He might not wait as much as people vote but in car three point shots from in touch the ramp. I'm sorry man's frigging as i said. The bigs have always been here neville even okay but yeah. Do i mean people talking about when i played to me. I own it. It is a big part of my life as not my only life is not all do but it is a big part of my life it. It is a big part of why some people recognize me or notice me. I mean i definitely warehouse their basketball everywhere. Columbus can't be too bad too bad if people. I mean some of feet tall and you know people are just always amazed at us. When we're that big nose basketball somebody ever asked me. If i play volleyball might sit down and with that mexico that you.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Sooner who is humble That's right. Trade. Way to go tray that game. Game six will be tomorrow. Tip is at 6 30. Also, It's a kind of a double header. You got jazz clippers yet again, so One team that got bounced in the opening round. Ed. They're having some troubles. Oh man. Big troubles at the Dallas Mavericks. Rick Carlisle, who had been the head coach for 13 years, resigned today as head coach of the Mavericks. He won an NBA championship. Is that a Shaka? Smart resignation? Do you think they were like, Man? We need you to go because Donny Nelson, the guy, the family who drafted and has known Luca Donges dunk downtick. Luca. Since since all three of those Lucas since he was a kid, They're both gone. They're gone. And also Donny Nelson got dirt Novinsky and Luke is not happy about it. He was not happy yesterday when they did this, and I wonder he's back in the old country getting ready for the Olympics play in. So he was not happy about Donnie Nelson leaving And I wonder what he's thinking about Rick Carlisle Carlisle because I got no qualms about Rick Carlisle used to play with Michael Jordan and the Bulls. But man it is It is a big big change going on with Mark Cuban's team. Who do you bring in there? I don't know. Is Dirk the next head coach? You know that's an excellent point. Do they? Ask Luka? Are they gonna? Are They going to ice him out? And Isla and Aaron Rodgers? I mean, here. He's saying in the article today that he had no idea that this was going to happen, you know? You've got to get your superstar involved.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on First Take
"My list. Y'all okay. I can't i had put zion at six. I can't puts on on the top five right now because unfortunately for young players the stability and health of your franchise is huge to the trajectory of your career. He's about to head into his third season with third coach so Until they get together. It's hard to face the league when your team isn't in the playoffs. What we had here is a failure to communicate because i top five list six so taking liberties already and your see we have to understand. What's the definition of face of the league. Because you know when we put everything jason. Tatum is a great player. Who has the potential of continued to be a great place for a long time facing the league. Type personality player. That's why lamelo lamelo has got the personalities or social media. Luca as you said plays with a smile international. He's got that the international man of mystery all these different guys that diane has that as well. He's already it's already baked into design on that. He has all that during the interviews ads. As a face of the franchise kind of of the right space of the league. Phase of the league is much different level. So you know i. i'm. I'm actually agree with key lamelo. Yes yes i you know donovan. Mitchell is a guy that if he gets to a bigger market science. And you don't want these guys face the league which you gotta think when you think base league you think lebron james guy of that magnitude any of these guys have that type of magnitude together and we started talking about it. I'm not just talking about the skills on court. I'm talking about off the court of appeal the ability the and when you go you think about the maceration of where we are. Now larry bird. Magic johnson eventually became jordan. Kobe shack all them guys win and they got personality. So that's extremely important. We talk about faces of leagues and geographically where they play on at to three nine fritsch. Radio was good because trae young is definitely got that star potential taking bows at. Msg tall steph curry. Yeah no. I like praying for sure djalmir. No john moran his twitter on fire. The active put everybody know murray. And we're gonna miss some guys a personality contest. You should reword. It looked at the list. I didn't get it. Can harake guys here rise once again. Thank you so much. We'll see you later okay. According to the undefeated expires. Dallas mavericks superstar. Luka doncic is said to be very unhappy with the firing of longtime gm donnie nelson luca eligible for the rookie extension where the projected two hundred million dollars. And when asked how talks between the two are going. Spiritus people to luca or saying quote. What talks okay key. You think. Luka is going to stay with the mavericks his entire career based based on everything that has been going on of late. I honestly don't a couple weeks ago. Lucas hey you know. They asked him about his a super max extension. He said why. Wouldn't i entertain that and then now with spears is saying that conversation hasn't even taken place in. It may not take place so when you look at that you look at what they did. In terms of fire don nelson someone who has been known since his teenage years then affects certain people in certain ways about how you feel about an organization and if you truly are trying to win a championship. Sometimes certain cities towns dole track. The type of players that can help you win a championship it. Today's nba. This is not nba of old where the general managers are selecting the free agents. The free agents are selected. The team so of luca has an opportunity to go play maybe in atlanta. Maybe in a miami here in new york. He's certainly can take advantage of this from an internet standpoint. Just imagine if he came to new york it became a new york duplicated the same success and he's having now the rest of his career in new york which means another superstar joins him. They go on to capture nba title. He'd be the toast of the town. Not only here but internationally build off of him. Lebron james wanted to sign him to a signature shoe deal. Okay that tells you something because luka has that appeal in that ability in dallas. Can you get a real by superstar to help you win. Nobody in the nba. That i think has won a super one eight a nba title by themselves. They've all had a nother. Robin to batman. Can't he attract that in dallas. I don't think so first of all you even putting him on. The knicks is a setup. You did that just to distract me. I can't you know what that does not make started tingling negative shock forms my eyes for a minute city. Can you imagine i said. Stop it because we've been doing that way too long you with the light here and i will tell you why. Don't imagine him wearing another uniform for the most of his career. Because you never know when guys get leader and turkey. I bowl mark. Cuban is too smart of own. He knows what he's got. He also knows that no one can offer more than they can at two hundred two hundred million dollars he can offer that. And you're crazy if you turn it up. Now it's a brilliant strategy to if you're luca and whoever's his side with start saying like you know what i don't know if we're going to sign up because you don't like what's going on right and they're donnie nelson with somebody. He was close to that was somebody that had success in that front office and things have changed their now with a shadow. Gm that they've got going on there but if you're mark cuban you do listen to your players in fact. He said he does listen to luca but should a twenty two old be making for an office decisions or should you already know what he needs because you have a good relationship with him and understand his game will make him great so has dallas ever attracted free agents to never to have to championship. Yes they did why they drafted. Well they got novicki. Then they built around him they were able to get key players. Able to get another star. Like a jason kidd. Who helped him win a championship. So you just gotta do. What donnie nelson did before he was let go which is build a roster properly around your star that you drafted so listen to the kid if he has something to say but you don't seek out his advice you should know him by now. You should know what he needs. What makes them tick what fits with him. And if it's not porzingas you've got to bite the bullet and make a move but whatever it is you do not let him go. You keep him on your roster you keep them in your franchise. Because he's not just the face your franchise. He's going to be the face of the league. We just talked about it. Mark cuban too smart of an owner to do what a lot of other owners might do and panic in this situation. He can handle the. It's not about mark cuban panicky. It's about luca wanting to stay in dallas and play. You mentioned dirk nowitzki. How long did it take dirk to win a championship. Ten years.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"No it says again. It's the sixers. Thank you thank you. I appreciate it again. Bads what are the mavs. No no you. Your glasses are no good. I want to hear about the mavs. Anyway go ahead and give us what you've got on the mavs because donnie nelson being fired so the athletic comes out with this article and mark. Cuban calls it bullshit. It's about bob bulgaria shadow. Gm increasing power friction with luca. Now there's going to be a press conference with luka today and he hasn't signed an extension what do you think is gonna happen there. I think he's a sunday extension. Nobody in the history of basketballs turned down the rookie scale extension. When it said the max level and the case luca it's going to be one level higher than a regular max for someone of his experience. He's going to get the roads rule. Max which is two hundred million dollars roughly over five years. He's not turning that down guys. I'm sorry it's never happened is not going to start now. But but there is some serious damage control that needs to happen within the dow's mavericks organization I think what the article hinted at was a friction. Not between luca and babul garrison as i said in my essay yesterday but more about a friction inside that fun office and they've got to figure all that out because at this function does see down to where the players are. A does impact. How the team does doesn't donnie nelson being out validate that report. I mean look. The the thing that i know about that report is at somebody inside. The mavs spoke. That's what we knew. What whether what. They said was factual or not right for instance. There's a part in there where they talk about. Bob got up towards the end of a game and went to the end of a loss and everyone was miffed about that. Like this guy. Just quit on the game. But the reality is bob as there are. Many staffers on many teams in this league goes in before halftime. And before the end of the game because they got to get the imf already for the team when they come back in the locker room. I know this is a video coordinator. I did this to. I go inside because you gotta get the stuff ready so that when the team comes in. We've got our video ready we've got our talking points ready. Whatever that wasn't a we are about to lose his game thing. That was a. I gotta go get my job done. And so the idea that that would be construed as bob quit on the team. Whatever tells you this is coming from inside and this is coming from someone. Who has an agenda. Donnie nelson had been there. How long a quarter century. Twenty five years. So what does it mean. It means that it's no longer. Bob bulgaria shadow. Gm correct it. Means bob vulgarities powerbroker there. now yeah. I mean yes and no because i think there's more to the job than just. Hey we should get this player. Hey these are. The lineup should run which is extensively. What a lot of bob's job is lineup. Kind of validation and trying to figure out what the best possible combinations are the substitution patterns. And all that and also like you know player valuation negotiation a different tax talk about gm. One of the biggest things is my ability negotiate with agents. My ability to negotiate with other teams was poorly my book and negotiate with my owner to make sure that the things that we want are the things that we get and the things that we're not so crazy about we keep them away. That's gm's job. And so why. I've i've no bob and i think he's great at town evaluation. I don't know about his negotiation skills. I don't know about his interpersonal skills from leadership. Now you said you said he could be an asshole you do know about his personal skills. You said flatly that he can be an asshole. Yeah also. I've never met bob the leader of an organization. Maybe there's a change that happens when when he realizes the actual mantle of leadership is upon me and now i have to behave in a different way. Maybe maybe he's just being an asshole kind of way that i'm an asshole. I don't have to no one answers to me. So i don't have to worry about hurting anybody's feelings but the reality is once you're in an organization you and your rising up that becomes more important. But i mean stuff like rotations and lineups combinations. Shouldn't that be riccar lyles. Well the ideas that he is providing information that helps redo his job. do better. and that's all in a perfect world. That's all any of us want. We want someone who's gonna be the decision maker and then we want everybody else to be supplying information for decision making us to make better decisions. I don't think it's bob's way or the highway by do think. Rick is on board with the suggestions that bob makes stugotz here for our friends over at draftkings. I love draftkings. I spent all my time there seriously. I have my mail sent there. I.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Available in video form on all of our social media channels, feed the pig. Feed that pig my tail, sweetheart, As Doc Rivers would say, Pull it. Pull my tail, sweetheart. Pull! Pull it. The Mavericks fire Donny Nelson. After more than 20 years with the organization. And remember, I just did the story earlier in the week. Report from the athletic That said Luca has been at odds. With that dude vulgaris. Lifetime gambler, the professional sports better Who made a ton of money doing that that Mark Cuban hired him to do basketball Analytics and essentially run the organization. Well, Luca apparently has had his run ins with vulgaris. And now Donnie Nelson apparently lost a power struggle with Bulgari's And this is so problematic. It is so problematic because Donny Nelson, whose dad was Don Nelson, Donnie Nelson. Helped build a roster that won an NBA championship. Donnie Nelson helped build rosters that went to two NBA finals. Donnie Nelson helped build rosters that went to the playoffs 14 consecutive years with Dirk Nowitzki at the center and Donny Nelson. Helped orchestrate the acquisition of LinkedIn Chick. Vulgaris did do any of that. Vulgaris into any of that vulgaris is a brash sports better. And Mark Cuban thinks he's on the front side. He's at the cutting edge of some type of competitive advantage with a guy that understands roster management and building and statistics. All because of analytics, having never actually worked within an N B A or Professional sports front office. There's no experience there. So Luke is at odds with him. Apparently, Donny Nelson's been at odds with him and guess who survives. This is bad. This is not good. The writing is on the wall that Cuban is trusting the wrong guy here. And I'm not saying that Donny Nelson's just always hit dingers because this roster that's been built around Lucca has not been very good at the poor. Zynga's trade did not pay the dividend that they thought that it would, and they've got this albatross of a contract with Porzingis. They are still wrapped around their necks for the next three seasons. However. I'm going to trust the guy that has the experience within a front office within your front office for two decades. Over a sports gambler. That's a Johnny come lately that insists that he's got it figured out and has friction with your franchise guy. I'm not going to bet on that guy. And I'm not sure if this is more Cuban being stubborn. I'm not sure if Vulgarians has convinced Cuban of something.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"In the world today takes everything you've got taking a break from all your words Sure would help a lot if you could get a vaccine. Wouldn't you like together with? No. We'd like to get a vaccine. Can we wait? Is it possible to nights hire somebody to come up with a theme song for us? He's hired Kevin got Kevin? Yeah, well, Kevin's doing Pretty crappy job. Can't get anything throwing some ideas out trying to find out what we like. I'm being you know, I kind of want to give you guys demos and trying to, you know, really work. This is his way of interviewing the client. Gary Barbell did a great job of giving us an image. Okay, So we got that from Gary. You know, hired him to do that. Now we're going to hire a musician way. I want to know Danny. What exactly are you looking for? Something that is about 60 seconds. Got a nice fiery beginning. Sort of mellows out so that you can drift off. Think what you're going to use it for What? Instrumental? Or do you want vocals? You want me to sing doesn't matter May As I probably do an instrumental Do you like hip hop it all? Want some. You can doubles a drinking song. Maybe something slightly Irish. Oh, that would be an Irish drinking song. I could do that. The Australians have really good stuff like on the road to gun to guy. Okay, do Ah. Search on the road to gun. The guy that look it up. Andrew joins us on the program. Hi, Andrew Andrew Hey, Donnie Nelson. How are you doing? Swell. Say hi to our friend Kevin. And Hi, Kevin. I didn't forget. You know, he breaks down in tears every time someone everyone forgets. It's that puberty thing. Yeah. Voice is cracking. What's up? So I heard you talking to Bill who was asking about attic insulation. It sounded.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Eight six nine with a great touch when I watch him play I'm trying to keep coming up the superlatives already I see Wayne Gretzky I see somebody that everything is happening slower for him in terms of what he's saying the rebels on the floor and I see Larry Bird with a tighter handled better first step that's scary because that's a look at don she is to me so I've got a live two ago that the advantage she has of playing in Dallas is seems to be a good fit with Donnie Nelson who was drafted had a greater national player got Rick Carlisle seems to appreciate that talent can nurture he seems to be in just as good as far as he can be to develop as a player yeah I said it when the trade happens when try young and look at Dodger switch franchises I thought they both went to places where they needed to be look at doctors going here for the reasons you said you're not just at a European player had had success there is that a European player is still involved the organization he still there to help doctors understand as a European player how to navigate these kind of expectations and he certainly doing it is for is far surpassing them and right now to me this is as close to a must see TV is you're going to find since you know curry twenty first blew up go back to Jordan we could touch is on that level right now if you haven't seen him yet you better check him out because those guys do some special virtually every night some special and it didn't hurt that they were playing the warriors as it turned into a one forty two to ninety four blowout dont judge thirty two points lead a half rebounds and ten and a half assists per game in the last ten games and the warriors gonna win this one of the matter is going to win this one by forty eight over the warriors the forty eight point loss second worst in NBA history by a team that made the NBA finals the previous season Steve Kerr a point loss his worst as a player or coach ended yes it does come at the hands of looking not judge thought he was awful to impress me at all he was he was fantastic right from the beginning of the game you know he was doing his thing knocking down threes drawing files he took.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"A great touch when I watch him play and I'm trying to keep coming up the superlatives already I see Wayne Gretzky I see somebody that everything is happening slower for him in terms of what he's saying the rebels on the floor and I see Larry Bird the tighter handled better first step that's scary because that's a look at don she is to me so he's got a live two ago that the advantage she has of playing in Dallas is seems to be a good fit with Donnie Nelson who who's drafted they had a greater national player got Rick Carlisle seems to appreciate that talent can nurture he seems to be in just as good as far as he can be to develop as a player yeah I said it when the trade happens when try young and look at Dodger switch franchises I thought they both went to places where they needed to be look at Dodgers going here for the reasons you said you're not just at a European player had had success there is that a European player is still involved organiser he's still there to help dodges understand as a European player how to navigate these kind of expectations and he's certainly doing it is for is far surpassing them and right now to me this is as close to a must see TV is you're going to find since the curry twenty first blew up go back to Jordan we could touch is on that level right now if you haven't seen him yet you better check him out because those guys do some special virtually every night some special and it didn't hurt that they were playing the warriors as it turned into a one forty two to ninety four blowout dont judge thirty two points lower half rebounds and ten and a half assists per game in the last ten games and the warriors going to win this one of the matter is going to win this one by forty eight over the warriors the forty eight point loss second worst in NBA history by a team that made the NBA finals preview season Steve Kerr a point loss his worst as a player or coach end yes it does come at the hands of looking down church awful.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"You join us Mavericks and words tonight the words try to make it to the two in a row Donnie Nelson would not like that to happen is the president basketball operations for the mavs the judges courtesy of the room a gas line hi Daddy how are you once a warrior always a warrior what do you say we we're here to help ways out tonight I'm sorry now darn it jabs on Kona yeah I would say I checked the checks did your dad less than when I was texting you down a and all I got from a back was playing golf so I guess that how long did you go visit your your your dad on Maui I'm going out I'm going out next week low your card to believe he turns eighty this year and it's yeah it's crazy it's just you know these guys that have just been you know icons and you know just the basketball guys Jerry Colangelo turns eighty this week it's just hard to believe you blink and there goes ten twenty thirty years at our yeah I credit when you work with both of them you work with Jerry when you were in Phoenix as an assistant coach in new your data but the warriors in in Dallas so let let let's just start and we want to get to Luka obviously and what he's doing but I I go back to when you found sureness Marshall owners and then you found Derek and then you get little guy and you make the trade for Chris stops and I you know I RC and popped a great credit for their international scouting but I think the point giving made you did you have cultivated the best international players to ever come to American play in the NBA so was it the the you know that for a to get Sharon is shot of the old Soviet Union and the Soviet block that opened it up for you and and just how much international scouting do you do down well you know it's crazy because when you were cutting your teeth that I was cut our teeth what this twenty five years ago back in the bay area maybe even longer I think it doesn't matter what number just a number though literally at survival I mean we you know we're back then we work very good and we were just trying to you know assemble an NBA team in this is so so we had the we have any free agents that wanted to go there we have to graph well and we you know we please Molly was there we got there so we drafted mention to me or for us to get you know real players that wanted to come back to the bay area back in those days we had to go fishing in places that people didn't know existed which of the former Soviet Union and chase guys like us a bonus and bloody devault since ruinous and we're just trying to get a good old fashioned injection of talent into the warriors back then you can you can I guess you guys kind of started it and then of course you know Dirk comes along and now it's old hat but but that that that sort of kind of a revolution a well look I was just we was locked because you know back when I was sleeping on no Russian couches you know when trying to recruit some of these guys nobody thought the the the wall would ever fall in our timing just happened to be perfect and there was a slew of guys that was you know you're sure this was the first to sign in and be a contract of the former Soviet athlete but didn't have to go through the you know the Soviet inner sport the the the the the the communist machine and then shortly thereafter you know the whole wall opened up and then you have you know the Yugoslavian guys and some bonus later on and so it was just it was a lot a lot a lot of hard work and all relationships and then you're not only found Derek and made the trade to get him on draft died but yeah I remember you when he was a rookie and even later getting on the floor in the sweat in the two years when he was struggling to start and look at what he and I became I barely the greatest international player of all time and then last year in his final year with you down it's fitting that he is there to mentor little guy so take me to watch local was last year when he was really good and he was a rookie of the year but the guy I see now is physically bigger and stronger is a wider base is going to the goal they can't stop armies taken the step back and right now I think we're talking about on a short list of guys that are in V. P. so what what do they do in the offseason Daddy they get this much better he was great last year it's funny you mention those two guys in the same sentence they're complete opposites in a lot of respects rudeness you know when we came to Dallas it was a lot like the warriors we just you know there were no players we're tried to turn the franchise around and so you know Nelly and I show up in the dark gem in Germany and there's this you know young the German guy that you know we would love than seven feet can shoot at this and that but really nobody knew very much about them and then he and master their careers together and you know twenty one years later Dirk is you know he's the kind of the the the Nolan Ryan of basketball the Rogers fought back from the basketball here Dallas I just had a street named after look on the other hand was an extremely well known commodity I mean he's a guy that turned pro with real Madrid which is you know on the highest profile not just soccer teams of basketball teams in the world and everyone knew about him you know Dirk we were lucky enough to literally trade down from seven to nine pick up Nash in that same transaction and that's the way their career started together with Luka I I remember was like use yesterday because we had you know before the ping pong balls that we had the third deck with then we had some bad luck we got kicked out of the fifth pick and I saw my life flash before my eyes I just like there's no way this kids going to get down to five he's going to be one or two but just as luck would have it in the draft last year we were able to trade from five to three get Luka I'm sure two years ago and then last year was his rookie year which as you guys know the border I don't care your new dark local whatever Luka had plenty of time to be able to carve out a really nice year eventually rookie of the year we had the conversation with him last year that the off season it's extremely important that's when you become a pro and he had a very rigorous offseason work actually slower slovinia had spent some time you really transform his body and he had he at training camp this year loaded for Bach and so far he's been really quick out of the gate study Nelson journals the workers and the Mavericks from Dallas tonight by the way the only bad thing they came out of the dark and Nash trade was that opening picture that you had where Nash had that hair that was the only bad thing about the trade it was the worst of all time you had Nelly in the middle and you had Dirk who's a natural blonde and then you had Nash that was a wanna be blonde and that was one of the worst zoos in the in the history of the NBA absolutely awful to work fixer ever of what we eat you mention what look it did in the off season specifically what what is he better at what do the improve on you know the thing that really got us excited about Luka and a lot of what he has is just part of the natural DNA it is very like Jason Kidd who you know was a maverick is you know we stars and once championship Nash the other great players they make everyone around them better in its ability to pass he built he makes better are the thing that my opinion that makes him unique and special there's guys that are shooters there's guys that are better a a lot of different areas but his ability to may call his teammates better find guys put the ball the money create with this size is the thing that really makes him unique that being said he's also got that Eugene where he loves the pressure and he loves the big moments and he wants to take the big shot so you kind of put all that stuff together and it's hard to believe at the tender age of twenty you know he's having you know this kind of success this early in his career against the greatest you know players on the planet earth but it's happening yeah I want to go back to you know in your heart was racing and you guys drive down to five and you think you're not going to get him because you pulled off a really interesting transaction with a guy that we know well here in the bay area Travis Schlenk was Bob's assistant GM for years ago to the hawks in you know tray on is gonna be a really good player but if you can share some of your conversations were Travis or how that all went down because when you look back on it you know saintly trading Vance Carter French wine Jamison was a great draft night trade you mention the one you got a we got Derek and and Steve Nash for tractor trailer but this was met and they did both these guys may wind up in the hall of fame and they figure to be a perennial all stars but so just tell me about that transaction you maybe Travis well look we we he was high on our board to I mean we you know when we worked our fear was that neither one of those guys was going to be there at five and so we really really you know like look we paid a high price I mean look to go from five to three and give up what we gave up it was a lot and so but we kinda believe then the size and again his bill would be to create and look I think that was a that was a classic win win radios you know just a study is going to be one of the great players ever play that position Ross was we we want to go with a little bit we'll call a point guard and the other reason behind both franchises but Travis is a friend as you guys know we started career under a guy I'm fairly familiar with you know Nelly and so we share the commonality of you know the Golden State fraternity gene and so it but it the the trade didn't actually consummate until really minutes before dish the start of the draft which it's not uncommon because you know guys hold their cards close to the vest in Travis is one of the best card players that's out there and he's going to be any studies already created an incredible team out there in Atlanta Donny is it is an interesting is is I look at your roster that as we were talking about you want earth foreign players years ago you have that with the mavs you of a Tim Hardaway and your team of course junior you have Seth curry Steph curry after all those those years you still have these warriors connections interesting RJ what it's like a home coming you know we see to me come down here all the time senior and the fact we go back to reminisce about you know the back in the day and you know when when he garlands son is the it you know let's start out there and Cleveland and you know there's these you know sons of that's it well all over the place and so yeah it's gold state warriors gene and low and certainly you know my ten year history there is develop relationships really that that span beyond basketball yeah because your dad and you are good people and.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"I was called new owner syndrome were those first two years. They think they have it all figured out. And they don't in her case it did seem like part of the reason she hired Blinken. Magic was to stay out of the way. And to let them do, you know, basically, carry the water, and and you know, they just weren't ready to do it. I I I still feel like there's more to this story. Don't you like this is just too weird that just on a whim? He decided to resign and not her. My red flags are going off. But at that way, there's part of me they they can buy that. But again, this is magic true. This is like he he decided in ninety four like we lost five straight. So that this kind of sucks, and I'm not going to be a coach anymore. And you know, if you remember that the magic hour, I know you were probably a big watcher back in ninety eight. Yeah. But like the quotes that came out of that. We're like this was just he didn't even show up for, you know, some of the the rehearsals and production stuff, and I think his side to call them, like an absolute disaster. So this is kind of, you know, just match ups like, you know, this isn't this isn't a heck of a lot of fun. So I'm just I'm just not gonna do this anymore and the owner stuff like it's all it's all who you hire. Like, you know, what Groesbeck is a good owner now because you empower Danny Ainge, and you know, Dan, he's gonna terrific job. All the other ones, you mentioned, you know, Cubans like this eccentric guy that makes headlines, but you, but I think it's a good owner because you put Donnie Nelson there and he put riccar louder them there. You know for a. Generation. So, you know, this is her her shot right now. The lakers. I think you'd agree. It's still an incredibly appealing job like let me people lining up to to get this job. And this is going to be just a massive decision for well, and they have cap space, and they still have somebody who if he can stay healthy for a whole year is still one of the best five offense of personal league. And is still LeBron. I I'm wondering what what you like what the hypothetical of like what if stand presi takes the Laker job. What does Sam pricey LeBron James funding one like he taking rituals phone call on on like would assign or who to talk. See I I don't think somebody like prestige would take a job like that. I think there's too many landmines between the age of LeBron the the people around LeBron. And you know, you just watch their whole season gets submarine, basically by Rich Paul doing a plan new cycle or anything Davis's trade demand. Where you know. I don't know if the lake..
"donnie nelson" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"He went to the front office, and basically told his bosses get me out of here because I think you suck because he literally he literally told them I don't like what you're doing. I don't like where you're headed. We don't win. There's a bad culture here at I'm gonna I'm not gonna sign here. I'm going to be an unrestricted free agent in one year. So whether you like it or not it's either let me go now restricted or let me go unrestricted. Because I'm gonna leave either way. So what they did was in less than an hour. They traded his ass. Here's the problem with the NBA right now. And today you saw a big reason for what has Porzingis done in this league to to be able to run. Around and dictate. Terms and done nothing. Nothing. He's been in the league for three years. He's barely played half the games that he's supposed to play been injured half the time, and he can run around and say I wanna play here I want. What is nothing in the league? Do you know why he's always injured? Well, you've said this a thousand times because about Tali isn't how Halloween. He's got no muscles too much on his legs. And on his knees. It's just an absolute Manute Bol. So that's going to be a problem for him. God it's been a problem already. I think he can shoot. And I think he can block shots not saying he's a bad player. I'm saying he's done Jack squat in the league to be able to run around and dictate where he's gonna play. Yeah. So what do you think of is chances with? So he went to rail Madrid rehab his knee in the summer to their facilities in Europe any. You know, he loves Donncha peas in a pod and your boy, Dirk Nowitzki, he loves him too. And guess what? I think here's what I think's going to happen when Dirk Nowitzki retires. He's gonna work in the front office at a I believe that he's going to do that. And then I think that he's gonna he's going to be the reason porzingus resigns with the Mavericks and stays with Carlisle Donnie Nelson now listen Carlisle has been around forever back in the day was an assistant for Beth, fetch and the nets in New York, and he has learned like the game from some of the best. And I think he's like a really solid NBA pure coach flat out coach. And I think that he can do a lot more with porzingus. I'll be honest with you, then these height overpaid. Over media coaches that they have in New York phys, Dale he loves here at himself talk more than I do. I mean, honestly, this guy never turns down a microphone he talks all day long. And he never wins. And I understand why never wins because he's got no talent. They don't even have a team. They are literally throwing games every night of the week. But do you believe porzingas? We'll stay in Dallas cut a deal with Derek Donnie Nelson. Blaker Carlisle and win a championship with it's because I think if he can stay healthy and he plays with Donncha. I believe that team and five years win an NBA championship gonna need another piece. But it's absolutely possible that they can for the Knicks. We know what this is all about. Now, it's down to this lose as many games as you could possibly lose for the rest of the season. Hope that you get the number one pick in the draft which still have a good chance of getting get Zion. Williamson and then you have all the cap space to go and actually believe that you're going to get Kevin Durant. Here's the thing. You gotta get some combination to out of these four Durant Kawai kyri and Jimmy Butler now me and you talking about this. You don't want you to be Galler? So they need to out of those other cancer everywhere. He goes, well, they signed two of those three guys this summer. Hey Carney, look at this. She's got the Rams had on the Rams jersey seventy nine my favorite number Rams shoes. Boots ram underwear? She's making you look average. You just have like a normal Rams coat on. She's out doing you Nellie over here. Look at look at Billy the whole family's dressed up in New Jersey on the pages. I'm surprised you guys didn't beat up those bats fans. Here.
"donnie nelson" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Of course, she is married to former Broncos lineman Michael Scofield who now plays for the chargers. And really good interview. There it got off to a rocky start. I wanted to hit the Pierre McGuire thing, of course, tried to bring it up and kind of a playful way. And it seemed like, you know, she got like I've spoken on that. And it's like, that's fine. You don't have to expand on it. And and you could go to her Instagram or Twitter in and get the whole deal, but I did want to hit that because it just happened last night. And if you didn't see it Pierre McGuire like was directing her on which teams were on what side of the ice. And was that deal with bench? They were on pants. Yeah. Is there sitting between their writing the inbetween the glass between the benches? So he was pointing tap is on your left side in Pittsburgh on your right? He's like remember repaying you being in a fan. Any and you said that the main gist of it was. Chief felt like peer was just really excited about just the whole. Yeah. In the whole situation of getting her involved. So. Yeah. Inch in her address. She she earned her her notes. She address that peer knows that. She's a hockey player suspects that what she's done is hockey player, right everything. So you know, he knows who she is. Right. It wasn't over in South Korea. Yeah. NBC's coverage. Yes. So I mean, you know, we all understand social media. We understand what it does. And what it can do in barstools, certainly ignited some people. But good. Yeah. On her like, everyone that watched it. Right. Like, you know, people who some people some people just talked about it like Daniel Kerr who who's a former NHL player. He was like, here's the credentials KENDALL Coyne Pierre McGuire. Wow. Poor Pierre dim mean anything by it and gets roasted hockey Twitter does exist. Yup. People hockey Twitter does exist. So great having KENDALL on we will post that. Interview for you on our social media. Also, you can when you go to the extra sports website, and you click the show's dropdown menu. There's a drive time sports page and all of the interviews that we post are up there. So either you could go there or you could go to Facebook or Twitter at Xtra sports thirteen hundred. If you go there now, you can hear my interview with Garrett Bowles yesterday. Part in the audio quality on my end. But so we'll have that for you a little bit later. Wanted to talk about the nuggets in and I will. But this trade that has come down today is K Razzie. If you did not catch it at the top of the hour with rich Ackerman's updates the Mavericks have acquired Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks some of the other pieces that are being included or that are going back to the Knicks include expiring contracts for de'andre Jordan, Wes Matthews. The only player that really figures to be on the next much longer. Dennis Smith junior that somebody who's been bandied about many trade talks because of Luca Danni, rich and his arrival and that. Don is kind of the ball handler on the team and Dennis Smith isn't a guy that plays great off the ball. So all of a sudden there wasn't a fit. But now Donnie Nelson. Lot of people think Mark Cuban makes the decisions dying Nelson. Donnie, Nelson now has basically two unicorns in his starting five with Donald JR. Import zingers. I don't know that we will see Porzingis the rest of the year, especially. Why should say Dow the Mavericks are out of a playoff spot. But I think they're on the outside looking in at the moment but moving forward. The Mavericks have an opportunity to retain Kristaps Porzingis. Who's a restricted free agent means they can match any offer and Dallas will move forward with Don-Shik and Porzingis. That's that. That's crazy. It's crazy stuff. I just like to point out that this trade has officially taken over my Twitter. Exactly literally every trending topic on my Twitter account has to do with this trade. I have. You don't have hashtag the masks singer. No because I do the the catered trends. Okay. I just have the Colorado Springs transit apparently people are really jacked for the mass senior tonight or yesterday. I think it was yesterday. Okay. Yeah. The unicorn has been revealed. Yeah. Which actually kind of fits in. And actually now that I'm processing this. What did I say the Mavericks now have to unicorns in their lineup? And so that has boosted their unicorn in Massingir now that is why you have the porzingas trade for all of the training, topics. And also the mass singer. Sports driving Twitter, by the way Hardaway apparently is part of the trade. And true. Courtney Lee is also part of the trade. Right. But those are probably got you're you're right because they're treading on my Twitter. That's why I say, right. The Mavericks will probably by one or both of them out. But you're right because it does seem like a crazy amount of players going back to the Knicks. And so it is worth noting that there are other guys coming back to the Mavericks as well. But Courtney Lee. And other was the other one Hardaway Tim Hardaway. Tim Hardaway's guy ridiculous contract. I can't imagine the maps keep them. But look it's not going to threaten the nuggets this year. It probably doesn't even threaten them next year. But it. It kind of makes my point. And I understand that the Mavericks earn a very different position right now than the nuggets. They have to make drastic moves. They have to get a lot better. And still with those two guys. I don't know if they're a top five team in the Western Conference. But if I'm a free agent, I look at Dallas hard. And Mark Cuban forever. As had so much trouble trying to lure free agents. Only. It took him two tries to get de'andre Jordan in town. And then they traded him halfway through the season. So now Dallas is a potential landing spot. Porzingis will make a lot of money Donncha just is still on the rookie deal. It just goes to show if you have an opportunity to get. A special player. You do what needs to be done within reason to get that which leads me to the nuggets last night. Beating the pelicans, Nicole Yokich, nother triple double. He's amazing. A couple of things with the pelicans and Anthony Davis. They took Anthony Davis off of the pre-game promo reel. He is not on there anymore. So that is a little bit passive aggressive. If he asked me and also which may just creek the door open just little bit del dams reportedly is not answering the calls of rob Pelinka the Lakers general manager. So it looks like the pelicans are like, yeah. Yeah. We know you want to magic and Lincoln. Lebron leave us alone. We're going to go out here and see what we can get. And then we know we can always come back to you. So again opens the door a little bit. If the nuggets wanna play ball, the more. I think about it the less optimistic. I am then even Tim Conway will engage in a real way for Anthony Davis. Even though I think that he should I am curious to get Nick Rothschild's thoughts on this grant Mitch against it. I think Farnsworth is for it. We'll have Nick break the TV guy. Tie coming up after we take a look at your what's today. Thursday, Thursday afternoon traffic. Here's an Xtra sports look at the streets. Southbound I twenty five near midway northbound I twenty five recovering from earlier wreck the rest of I twenty five on nicely southbound Mouton's and Edison, you've got an accident. Anything else seems to be in good shape reminder when you see news and traffic happened..