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Fresh update on "draymond" discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"It's what they haven't been able to do to put out so when these guys come out of the game knowing and beads always gonna have to come out and of course they inherited. Ben simmons and simmons is a is a hard one right. He wants to be a point guard. But you've got to put them in the dunker spot like used to have to with rondo with the celtics. The problem is they don't have good enough players around like the celtics did back in the day. I don't think it's a disaster yet. If they lose tonight than it is an heads will roll. But i just. I don't think it's going to get About this year one. Ben simmons to portland for cj mccollum and so. I don't know whatever salary matches this year little. Maybe zach collins. Whatever you wanna do. Does that help put more shooting around. Joel embiid And it moves ben simmons. I don't know. I think you could probably try if i'm getting. Ben simmons whatever whatever organization. I am i am trying something radical. I'm making him draymond. Green my center slash point guard. He's defending opposing centers. And taking pressure off dame we can't defend opposing centers. You can go through. Why can't he try. What what grade centers are there in the league did. He can't guard well. It all depends on the type of the type of center. I guess small ball big he could. Pj tucker draymond green. He could and he does if it's but if it's a if it's a a role rim of it's a What's his name rudy. Gobert clinton cappella. Those guys are those guys are. Those guys are hard to guard onscreen role action because different right. It's it's why you match up. Big big yoenis valance unit was like. Oh well you just put. Ben simmons now unicef. He's an exception but every team has won right. That's actually not everything has a yoenis. I mean come on that guy. They either have a guy who rolls the rim to finish or the guy that can maybe only plays zoo. Botch only plays. Yeah lots yeah but yes again. The the here's where you're thinking very linearly. You're thinking just bold statement. Jason mcintyre -i where the thing is it. It's going back to your point about rudy. Gobert you can make rudy. Gobert chase you on the defensive end. As long as he doesn't hurt you at his offense and he hurt you. I think if they had if they ran more pick and roll. Yeah like you can throw it to the rim. He can finished. But that's that's the flawed ruto bears score at the block at all given that all all day out to give up twos all day for threes..
Fresh update on "draymond" discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"Have the money to spread around to the bench and the bench suffered. And you know, there's a limit to how much shooting like you can have one. Seth Curry like, Well, you can really shoot like, Well, why is Seth Curry available because he can't guard But you can hide that when you have him beat And you have Simmons. You take one of all of the court. Now aside in your defense changes a great deal, so it it's a tricky mix. But I'm not selling all my stock. But man, the shooting is not getting better. And the free throw yips are bad and getting worse. And it gets to a point where you don't have to guard a guy and it's it's a hardware. You've got to be so good. If you're playing four on five. You've got to be so good at everything else. It's weird. It's a wing League Shooting league and Ben Simmons is an awesome wing. But he can't shoot your your 100% right? I would say the Sixers are using. He's just a clunky fit with Joel Embiid because they're both big and take up a lot of space in the lane and Ben Simmons, As you said, can't shoot. I just feel like if you were to build around him as your five right like a point center Draymond green with the death lineup in Golden State. If you can make Ben Simmons your five But he can handle point take pressure off the lead guard like I came up with, like a fair trade of Ben Simmons. Okay, just work with me here. Golden State warriors. Say, man, we've got Draymond who can defend What if we had to Drummond's meaning? A Ben Simmons deal We give up Kelly Obre that Minnesota pick We ship Weitzman and to a third team in a wacky deal, and we try to make that work with Shooting Ben Simmons and Draymond Green. We have defense on the back line, switch on everything. And I don't know. Could something like that work? Golden State is creative. They love to take chances. Can we can we? Can we just do this? Can we? Can we just get through the playoffs this year? You're already trading Ben Simmons. They had a 26 point lead. This is true 14 minutes to go to me that the story of tonight is You know, I think you find out if dot You know, Doc Rivers, this is coaching. Can you get the guys to the magic level and figured out and to to win tonight? You're the better team. You're you're you're the better team. Lou Williams went a little crazy. Obviously, tree. Young did a great job getting the free throw line. But the bench was really what undid you, but he felt like he had to go to his bench because the starters are gassed. I thought you should have just kept the foot on the accelerator and and put him away. But I 26 points usually is putting a team away. To me. That's what the story that night is. And then I got to tell you the the Clippers can win tonight. That that's the they get past the second round for the first time in franchise history without Kuai Leonard against the number one seed in the West, and you can tell me that Donovan Mitchell, he's got a tweaked ankle. He's still let's go 95% of Donovan Mitchell. I don't know about 95%. I mean, he's not the guy he was in the first two games. That's clear. I mean, he got injured in Game three and left with six minutes left and never returned. I know they were down like 15, or whatever you tweaked ankle that he missed 16 games. Yeah, man, I don't think he's 95%. I think like more like 65%. I mean, you watch Donovan Mitchell early. You're like, Wait a second. It's a It's the third quarter and Donovan Mitchell's attempted eight shots. This is not the guy who had, you know, 30 plus in like, six straight games. This just is not the same guy. All right. So what happens tonight? I don't know. I'm I just I don't want to give the Clippers any shine. Um You know you and I can go another 15 rounds on tile. Ooh, no Kawhi Leonard, and they advance with Reggie Jackson leading the way and Morris and Terence Man off the bench like Nick, but to his corpse has been exhumed, and he's like playing spirited defensive basketball. That's a hell of a run for the Clippers man. I still don't think I get people. I think what people are missing on on the Clippers and look, I I think they got that one game bump playing without him. I don't know if they can win another game against Against the jazz team. We also point out that the Jazz this is much like Much like your Sixers take, like you just can't fall back on the regular season like the regular season is irrelevant it and now But it it doesn't really If you it's very hard to draw a correlation between what the regular season because the post season is just different. The level of intensity is different. The officiating is different, and so you can get away with taking more threes than anybody. In the regular season in the postseason. I do think fatigue and pressure play a factor, and it's harder to live by the three. Somebody smart in the league told me, Doug that the regular season really shows off your strengths. And the playoffs really show off your week. Your weaknesses That's good. And you know, when I heard that I was like, okay. Ben Simmons weakness. Well, it's become glaring in the fourth quarter One game. Hey, by the way, Yanis Don't think the stats been mentioned enough. Did not take a three pointer last night. Did you notice that? He heard finally. Hey, you wanna stop with the pull up threes, bro? You stink at three point shooting like 9%. Take it inside. Take James Harden to pound town and just destroy him on the block. And you know, Janis, finally, after multiple post seasons of failing is starting to I mean, if he goes down to the block in Game seven They don't have an answer Was they shelved? Claxton, you know who looked good in the regular season and the playoffs are really showing teams weaknesses and if you can get over those weaknesses Whether you know Joe Harris looks awesome in the regular season. I mean, where is he? He's on a milk carton in the playoffs, Dog. Well, it's it's the level. Remember when you have when you have James Harden, and you have.
The NBA Play-in and Most Enticing Playoff Matchups
"Kevin arnovitz how you doing man. I'm well how are you. i'm good. I'm kind of preemptively overwhelmed. Kevin because i'm looking at the schedule for the nba playoffs four games. Saturday four game sunday and then it sort of continues on forever as this thing tends to go. Are you already overwhelmed or you cited. Where are you emotionally. I'm well-named excited. I neither some great first round match up. So i. I think it's kind of a more interesting season. I think kevin arnovitz has covered the nba for espn. Since two thousand and eight and he has a steel trap of a basketball memory. So i wanna start with game. That is still stuck in my brain. Kevin and we had this moment where the nba even as it is variously. Well-named was sort of all gathered around television watching the same exact thing. And i'm talking about the lakers. And the warriors and what. They did on wednesday night. Because lebron steph were certified filling every kind of dramatic potential that we hoped for them to meet. James drives onto scotto anderson tax at home curry reverse with the english class. Had lebron hitting an enormous absurd prayer of a thirty four. Footer puts up the three expires after which he admitted that he was seeing like three rims. Because he'd been poked in the eye by draymond he may have been plagiarising rocky four in the process but he wins the game that way. The whole thing was insane. And what i want to ask you about. Kevin is what you thought. The phoenix suns were thinking when they were watching that game unfold. I think phoenix is oddly. Confident like i. Obviously you run a great risk when you draw. Lebron james and anthony davis but i sort of liked the way. Phoenix is approached. This whole thing
LeBron James Makes Game-Winning Shot as Lakers Overcome Warriors to Reach Play-Offs
"Says he was seeing three rims as he sank a long range three pointer to sink the Golden State Warriors 183 100 in the NBA play in game it followed James being accidentally poked in the eye by worries start Draymond green, his teammate Anthony Davis after the match. First of all I didn't want you to put LeBron is on a lot more. You know, head shots like that, You know, I mean, but he's got his whole career indeedy highs and James would like to continue that legacy against the Phoenix Suns in the playoffs.
Lakers Fall to Knicks as Turnover Problems Persist
"My goodness they put on a passage clinic tonight in how not to throw a post-entry pass. They threw the ball everywhere but where it needed to go in that was sure frustrating. Yeah, and you know the Knicks they are they are incredible defensive team actually and you know, it's kind of it's it's nice to see Julius Randle playing so well off the same time. You don't like to see him. Obviously, you know, this was the Julius Randle Revenge game. We had kind of made reference to that in a really kind of turned into that. But yeah, as far as the big man Montrezl Harrell Draymond Green were effectively almost neutered and I I mean, I texted one point Rez looked like he was getting abused by Taj Gibson, you know, and you know, they were they just thought I'd like to you know, one point in me if the games to Lance was doing commentary. I don't know if you got that version, but I wouldn't like to see if the Lakers went really small to counteract the what they were doing on the interior, but then right after school and said that actually Frank Vogel decided to bring Casal and so for mantra so they went the the other route blood no matter what we looking at the page. Whole game I'm I personally I know a lot of people might be upset. But I personally am giving the Lakers actually a pass on this one and
Warriors hold off NBA-leading Jazz to snap 4-game skid
"The warriors had dropped a season high four in a row before Draymond green recorded his twenty six career triple double delivering eleven points twelve rebounds and twelve assists in a one thirty one one nineteen downing of the jazz you could tell it was a different game of thrones for from the moment we stepped out there and we always said all year that's who this team could be well we defended the level that we defended out tonight Stephan curry had thirty two points with six three pointers to go with nine assists Andrew Wiggins added twenty eight points as Golden State returned home for a rare Sunday matinee at chase center where the warriors have played just once over the previous twenty four days we go there had twenty four points and a career high twenty eight rebounds for Utah which became the league's last team to reach double digit losses I'm Dave Ferrie
Suns cruise past short-handed Warriors 120-98
"Cameron Payne scored seventeen points and Devin Booker added sixteen for the sons in the one twenty ninety eight rather the warriors seven sons players scored in double figures and coach Monty Williams was able to rest his starters in the fourth quarter we have guys that are banged up and played some minutes and so you know as much as we want to keep it going I thank the break is going to be good for us to deal with really process what happened the sons of one sixteen of nineteen dating to January twenty eighth at our twenty four and eleven this season the warriors were missing Stephan curry Draymond green Kelly who break junior due to injuries or rest golden state's Jordan Poole led all scorers with twenty six points on ten of sixteen shooting including five of ten from three point range I'm the ferry
Lillard's late 3 gives Blazers 108-106 win over Warriors
"Damian Lillard hit what proved to be the game winning three point shot with thirteen point seven seconds remaining as the Portland trail Blazers beat the Golden State Warriors one away to one oh six Lillard scored his team's last eight points in the final two minutes as the trail Blazers rallied for the victory now is the time where like I got a four seed to lose I got it I got to create opportunity even if it's a tough one or even whatever happens I gotta put my foot on the gas a little bit more and try to make something happen Lillard and Carmelo Anthony scored twenty two points for Portland while Robert Covington and Gary Trent junior each chipped in fifteen points apiece Stephan curry topped the worst with thirty five points or Draymond green had twelve assists and nine rebounds I'm Jim Bernard
Warriors use late run to pull away from Pacers, 111-107
"Stephan curry scored twenty four points and Draymond green fell just short of a triple double as the warriors dump the Pacers one eleven one oh seven green had twelve points eleven rebounds nine assists and three steals for Golden State early on this season we couldn't we wouldn't want to get you know we discussed in order to be a playoff team in order to consume HM Nestle you know you're gonna have nights like that where ball this morning you don't want to back to back tired the warriors led ninety nine ninety eight with four thirty six left before scoring the next six points to regain control Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with twenty four points of the Montesa bonus had twenty two with sixteen rebounds for his twenty fourth double double of the season I'm Dave Ferrie
Kerr: Green 'crossed the line' with late ejection
"102 100 Terry Rozier, nailing the game winner. He tied the game late by making two free throws. After Draymond Green got ejected for losing his temper over a jump ball call and after the game, Warriors said. Coach Steve Kerr addressed the matter, saying, quote Green Cross the line. That's the main thing. We love his passion and his energy. We would not be the team. We are without him. But that doesn't give him license to cross that line. And he knows that Close quote in college
Chris Broussard: LeBron is right, KD, Warriors Big 3 were better than Nets
"Asked about playing in next week's free for the first time on thursday. Lebron james pump the brakes on calling it. An unprecedented collection of talent reminding reporters quote. We forgot about katie. Stephan play. already. I mean there you go there you go right there of course lost back to back finals to the warriors big three that he referenced right then i first sard is back joining us. I don't think so chris. Do you agree with the brown hair. Well i i'm guessing that skip sensors and alterior motive. Oh i won't go there. I'll be interested in seeing what he says. But i'm going with the golden state guys staff clay and and i've got five reasons why number one the pieces fit together better when those three katie went to golden state. We had no questions about whether or not it was going to work because none of the guys are ball dominant. None of them needed the ball in their hands. A lot to be effective and give you twenty plus points. Obviously james harden and car. We have been bald dominant dribble it a lot which can make it more difficult to fit together now. They're fitting together great offensively but theoretically there games are a lot more ball dominant. Golden state guys to golden state was better defensively. And i'm not just talking about draymond green. Who's not even part of this conversation. You add katie. Who was younger and i. I'm sure it was a better defender at that point. Then he can be at this point a little older often an achilles injury and then klay thompson was a legitimately very good defender. He made an all nba. Defensive team steph obviously is in the category of harden and kyrie. None of them are really great defenders. The third thing better shooters as well as hard and kyrie shoe. And they are great shooters steph. Curry is the best shooter in nba history. So good that he changed the game. He literally changed the way the nba is played because he's such a great shooter and clay is arguably arguably the second greatest shooter of all time again that enables you to fit better together and certainly for today's game the better shooters i mean. That's a huge thing. You have fourth no drama. They they they were low maintenance guys in golden state k. d. had a little drama but for the most part that's a low maintenance group in brooklyn i i love his game but i gotta worry about kyrie. He was playing great at the beginning of the season. And then all of a sudden just went awol. Is that going to happen again. Is going to be happy. The entire season playing shooting guard. Or will he get the rich to have the ball in his hands more again even last night. Why was car sitting out. They said back tightness. But i bet you replace the next five games and is fine and plays great like they need to be on the floor as much as possible. I can't be legitimately injured hamstring but kyrie hard and they don't need to be just sitting out to rest are so the drama a is there. And here's the final thing steph and clay before k. got there. They proved that they could lead a team to a championship. They proved they didn't need this transcendent lebron or k. d. or somebody like that to lead them to a championship. They didn't need a stack team. They did it on their own k. D. was certainly the best player on those golden state teams but he went to a champion. Already he is still yet to prove. He can lead his own team to a championship. Even though it was the best player kyri hit one of the greatest shots in nba. History may be the greatest. But obviously that was lebron's team. Kyrie has have much playoff success without lebron james yet and we know harden has yet to prove that he can lead a team to a championship. So for all those reasons. I'm going with golden state
Do Positions Even Matter Anymore?
"Now i'm joined by yahoo serious so he and she wrote this article about draymond green. She wrote an article about the idea. That draymond green is almost a position unto himself that now new players come into the league or filling in so i wanna talk to her about that and i thought it was a fascinating piece because you identified a bunch of guys use value. I think are were only just now starting to understand so before we get into our conversation about like positions and howard thinking about positions in the league across the board. Just tell me a little bit. About what attracted you to this idea in the first place like was there a big bang moment that you were like i think i ll adore is also part of this yet actually was I was watching. I was watching the rockets take on the thunder in the playoffs. And there are a few moments where statement just couldn't close out on pj talker. Who's obviously pointing the five. And then they had to madore at the five and he's six four was already crazy. The pj tucker six five center was starting and that was a response to that. It was a natural response and it was the right response. Underplayed way better with him at the five and they went away from it. Which is i think why they lost the series and it was just kind of interesting to me you know. You didn't have a workers in the playoffs. But stephen adams is being squeezed on both sides. He just can't get away from this thing. That dream on started like on one end. It's we can't defend on the other end like there's there's this young guy who's coming for a spot and he watched even again. We're gonna talk about this later. But if you watch stephen adams now not exactly fitting offense. No i mean. I almost wonder whether or not steven adams was like an enormous tax locker room. Guy like that that he was brought in. Now you can almost make the argument that he's there to give veteran leadership and just like established like a certain culture at the pelicans. Because obviously encore doesn't really work the way. I don't buy that at all veteran leadership. I can these signs of guys and then they're like yeah. That'll that'll play well. They had drew holiday last year. They found jj radic for the past two years. They have veteran leader. Sure especially since. I feel like grip is also read coyotes piece earlier this week. Try to roll bledsoe into that as well as like. No no no you guys go up bledsoe on the back end of that deal. Because that's we got. I see what they were trying to do. Which is like they have like the young guys and then they have like this mix of old guy so that young guys never turned into the wolves and wind up not knowing how like which way is up and all but they're only like a few steps better than the wolves to host stephen adams this much money also the wolves beat down. Yes that's true. How are they really. They made the wolves. Look real smart on offense. Yes which is impossible so wanted to ask you about this idea that i've been thinking about especially as regards to ben simmons which i think has become like a little bit of an obsession of mine this season. But it's like where is he appropriately situated on the court. There's like the physical like. Where does he stand part. And then there is the conceptual like do we think of him as a point guard. Do we think of a four or are we starting to introduce like a certain new kind of lexicon of the way we think about players. Like whether it's the dunker or like a cook cling cappella roller or a guy. Who is you know. There's all sorts of a huge constellation of terms. We use. Is that a better way to think about these guys in does change their value at all. Because i thought like your idea here that the draymond is almost a new position. Now you could look for was fascinating and there's no question to me that it changes the value of the players of one of the things. I noticed while reporting that article was just the fact that once you name something you start seeing it everywhere like tournament use that you see in life all the time and it was. It was pointed to detrimental. These guys because they were doing things in the court and a lot of the people i talked to. Just one of the things to that stuck out was scouts. Were just like you. Just don't don't doubt winning. If the guy has contributed to winning plays this was this was wrong. One of the college scouts said scouted grant williams. So if the guy's making winning plays don't outsmart yourself just because you can't find a way to put it in a box. It's probably something that you don't quite understand yet just because you can't understand it doesn't mean it's not effective in that definitely plays a role with a lot of guys in the league. So yeah tha t to that point a changes your changes your value just because like this league is a lot more because a lot more than i think people realize it. A lot of people are out to win. Press conferences in if you can't quite explain what you're going for with certain player. I think it makes it harder for you to recognize. It also makes it harder for you to sell which matters on every level matters when you're scouting and you're trying to convince your head coach your your gm or somebody else and then for the gm. It's like trying to convince the owner. Then you know that's gonna be that's gonna be defined the depending on the franchise you are. Some of that is going to be defined by the media will perceive a certain selection to Be it's interesting. i think i'm kind of. I'm kind of going to this place whereby my pet theory now watching the heat watching the sixers has become that you can. You're allowed to have if you really smart. And if the other shooters are andrew or really good they can make plays. You're allowed to have two guys. That aren't very good shooting on the court
Barrett scores 28, Knicks beat Warriors for 3rd straight win
"Critics have won three straight as they beat the warriors one nineteen one oh four New York starting five all scored in double digits R. J. Barrett with twenty eight points while Mitchell Robinson added eighteen the warriors were only down by five points in the second quarter when Draymond green was ejected for committing a second technical foul without green the next never trailed in the second half ahead by fifteen in the third and by nineteen points in the fourth quarter Stephan curry with a game high thirty points for Golden State in the loss Ryan we aren't San Francisco
Top NBA Performances From This Week
"Nick given three performers from the nba weekend. That was our. let me. Just accept this up for america that you might be wondering. What's the committee going to do win. The nfl season job transition to a side gig which is nba metal committee. We're gonna go every night in the nba. Give out a gold. Silver and bronze of monday shows even harder. Because we have to take all the game from friday saturday and sunday. I think we're starting with the bronze medalist. We ever really gone over this for first time doing it. Bronze medallists paul george. Hey way off the playoff. Who knows but i know on a sleepy night in january. There's very few guys. You'd rather have thirty nine points quiet. Leonard didn't have it. He prevented the clippers from having back to back losses for the first time all year. Leonard your bronze medallist. So medallist. Jamal murray while call the yolk. We're gonna triple jamal. Murray just drops a thirty six five and four to lead the nuggets to a critical win after a bad one and four start and then your gold medallist. There is no question about it. This might be the performance of the year. One wardell stephen curry with sixty two points in thirty six minutes. Which by the way does mean step in dream on last night combined for sixty points. So draymond maybe should be included in that. But steph sixty points against the goal of that as the warriors. Get a needed win. Over the blazers. Those kevin wilds are your bronze silver and gold medal of the evening.
The Golden State Warriors Path to Regain Glory
"Hello hello pablo. I am so excited to talk to you today. Because you have been digging into the golden state warriors and you've talked to their players. Their coaches their executives. But i want to know what other people are curious about. They hear that you're writing a future on the warriors. What did they want to know can still work can steph curry dragged his team by the scruff of its neck into the playoff field. Can they approximate without klay thompson. Kevin durant gone even a glimmer of what they were during their dynasty. And that's what people wanna know. And at the center of all of this kevin this week in particular is steph curry and we can't begin this conversation without talking about what he did specifically on sunday night. How would you describe what you saw. It was a volcano curry leads. In one hand or just off balance grows it up. It's good he's got fifty. Career screen takes a deep free. It's god fifty nine points. Curry takes another three. It's up job. He's got sixty two just unspeakable three point attempts that no person with a good conscience ever a nation of basketball coaches is freaking out. Because they're going to have fourteen year olds in practice pulling up from thirty seven feet. There was the sense coming out of their very met to into road trip. That steps showing few signs he might. It's gonna happen. It may happen. Don't you think it's going to happen. He's starting to move differently. We're starting to find him. The ball and places he likes it and as draymond green said to somebody on the staff. All it takes is one in. We saw that one sunday night against portland and essentially recreated the steph. We knew for those five years over the dynasty. Let's be clear about what the prelude to that career high sixty two was because he was shooting. What like twenty percent from three in those first two games so when people are begging hoping for that volcano to start shaking again. Why do you think it actually ended up exploding as it did. I mean one is just the laws of inevitability second is in your staff. They all emphasize this. And it sounds a little bit like spin. If you're if you're sort of cynical which is look. He's playing with guys that he's never played with before. But when you really start digging into it and you remember what it was like to watch the weird they don't run scripted sets all that much mall. Those great beautiful plays that you see that. Look like basketball ballet. They use intuition. They use a million reps playing together to sort of know where everybody's going to be almost telepathically on the floor. And so you've seen that a million times steph. Runs comes off a pick and roll. He gives the ball up. He relocates to the corner other people kind of follow him there. Somebody comes off the other side and then steph kind of relocates again and you find him and it's so second nature if you watched it for five straight years you come to take it for granted but if the other guys on. The floor aren't versed in the dark arts of golden state warriors movement. It's harder and it was something that i think other teammates. The new guys andrew wiggins kelly oubre rookie. James wideman guys. Who haven't played as long with him. It takes a little while to get in the rhythm. There was like a moment. I think in the milwaukee their second loss of the season where you saw step come off one of those speaking roles and he was going to kind of go fast too slow to the right corner and there was somebody there right and it wasn't the fault of a teammate. It's just they're not equipped with the intuition and just the nuances of golden state warriors basketball. Which essentially is how do we find steph. The right shot at the right moment at the right time precisely where he wants it. It's funny
Kevin Durant dominates in long-awaited Brooklyn Nets debut
"Let's start with because this was let's say a nice present for everybody, right? C l smooth this is, um you get Kevin Durant. In his debut with the Nets, and I mean, what did you make of that performance? Eyes to things. I think number one. You look at what Kevin Durant the way he was able to play. Um, it was pretty much again his look like her but healthy. His explosion has returned. But then also it was a little caution because the Golden State Warriors as much as we thought that they were going to be this back to normal type of situation, obviously losing Clay Thompson But they had so many deficiencies. I don't know if it was really Ah, great test. I think that on the on paper, it looks good. And maybe for the first, maybe first quarter attended 12 minutes. You kind of said Hey, but I think Derwent was remarkable. They pretty much got every shot that he wanted. I just would have loved to have seen a situation perhaps, and Draymond green was out there and healthy. He was out there to be able to, you know, again, Place in solid defense. Aundre on Kevin Durant, but make no mistake. If you are Ned stand, and I think if you're a fan of Eastern Conference basketball, you could be very, very excited about the potential of a Durant and carry urban to go on with those other pieces in Brooklyn should be had been able to have a phenomenal
Fangio's patience with Lock pays off in big win for Broncos
"Heavy victory monday broncos country. It's always happy when it's victory monday. The broncos taking care of business against the miami dolphins yesterday was just what the doctor ordered. Twenty two thirteen was called a complete team win by so many people starting with vic fangio and then working through the organization all of the players calling a team win. We'll hear from vic fangio here coming up whilst from a happy and relieved drew lock but the broncos dominate on defense six sacks the interception for justin simmons late in the game to seal the win ryan fitzpatrick in and relief at two of who had been knocked out and it was a bunch of people getting in on the act in terms of taxes. John williams with me read. It was bradley job. It was draymond jones. It was demarcus walker. They were all they were all in the mix so it was good to see a complete team effort yesterday. Special teams really. Good they neutralized yukimi grant the stud returner for miami and it kind of relations. You what you thought this team could be. I guess maybe reminds. Isn't the right word but indicate shows you what this team can be when everything comes together. I know that can be a big. If but coming off the effort against the raiders to come back home a team that six and three that had won five in a row to buy low playing great as a rookie and to completely baffle him. Stifle their offense. Just thirteen points are lone touchdown coming early on a really nice catch by devante parker but just a great great effort. And you're on the ground for one hundred eighty nine yards you. Get eighty four for melvin gordon. Plus two scores. Yes the fumbles. Concerning phillip lindsay make plays eighty two yards on sixteen carries. Actually were tied both at fifteen carries for eighty four yards until lindsey was dropped for a two yard loss late in the game and and that ended up being the the difference after the interception
Thompson has torn Achilles tendon, expected to miss season
"So it's the injury everybody's talking about but with clay sadly you gotta specify which injury you're talking about. Are you talking about the one in game. Six of the twenty nine thousand finals. The last time we saw him play a game or the one suffered earlier in the week. Which is an achilles tendon. Tear he is now out. It could be if the calendars right two and a half years between games. We're looking forward to having him back at the start of the twenty twenty one. Twenty two season knick. Fidel has been all over the warriors for years and he joins us on the shell. Pennzoil performance line nick. Good morning first thing. Just the response in and around the organization on the news zubin. Everybody's just depressed excited leading into the draft. And in the fact that wiseman was there at number two he was number one on their board and and they were just really looking forward to having steph klay draymond and then plugging in wiseman and seeing what we can give them and then they range of emotions in those couple of hours before the draft and then after the draft they really couldn't even celebrate. Everybody was so sad about clay. I mean he is the guy behind the scenes with all the star power in that locker room that sets the tone for everybody else. And that's why kerr and all those players they love it and so to know that he's going to be out again for another year which just crushing for. Everybody involved nikki. Give us an insight. Into how bob myers and company dealt with the news of klay thompson literally hours before the nba draft that make their decision challenging more challenging looking at other guys like lamelo ball considering he was going to be available. Jay bob address that right afterwards instead. Look wiseman was our guy if he was there we were taken him and obviously if the emotions involved right before the big or unprecedented we. We really never seen anything like it. Before where a star player who has won titles in an organization gets another serious injury right before you gotta make a huge selection for your future but all along when you talk to people in the organization they love what wise men could give them and they're confident that once he gets into their system playing and learning alongside draymond that he can be maybe that bridge or potentially down the line Tracey's nobody knows for sure but wiseman all along was their guy in. I don't think anything that happened with. Clay change to focus when he was number two
Warriors' Klay Thompson Reportedly Suffers Season-Ending Torn Achilles Injury
"Back here on this developing story. The news from the nba yesterday was not good hours before the draft klay thompson injuring his right leg during a workout with several nba in ally. He will undergo an mri this morning. The warriors are worried that it could be chilies injury holding out hope. It's not as serious as that. But if you're reading the tea leaves on social media all the reaction that seemed to be coming in. Yesterday it sounded very pessimistic. And so here's the great jalen rose with me here. I see the look on your face. What is your reaction. What what would this mean if this is a bad injury. I'm just really disappointed for clay in. this family. Hopefully is not a torn achilles. Which is being reported. I just remember seeing kevin durant with ice on his calf but ended up having an achilles injury. And it's really unfortunate. Because with the splash brothers healthy with draymond green. And you draft wise men the golden state warriors. We're going to catapult themselves back into contention greenie now without klay thompson. They'll be lower-half playoff team potentially in the western conference and now that he's had achilles injury is potentially in back to back seasons. We now start looking at the future of their team. Wondering ken bay now recapture championship glory. So it was really unfortunate for the golden state warriors and their fans if particularly going into the draft last night. No question about it so all. We'll do we'll sit and we'll hope for better news than some are anticipating and we should have that in a few hours
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, injured in workout with other NBA players, will undergo MRI on Thursday
"Be concerned. I play all those things combined. This far as i know he's playing basketball and I don't know who with i think is playing basketball pie. Like a lot of these guys are trying to get ready for ready for the season. Clay of course missed all of last year after the aclu injury. He suffered in the finals that year. Before here are tim. Legler and adrian watson hausky getting up with us earlier today guys. Thanks whoa do. What can you tell us. What do we know about this injury. Greenie lower lower right leg. There's certainly a significant amount of concern among the warriors talked to his agent greg lawrence last night. And they're going to have that imaging this morning a west coast time you'll see some of the warrior personnel front office medical staff coming down to be there his agent there and they're going to get a better sense of the severity of the injury. The torn acl injury was on his left is left knee that causing the last season. This is a right leg injury so it's not the same leg that's not necessarily any indication of how severe it may or may not be but just to sort of by for those award following it last night. The vibe i was clearly getting from you and others covering the story. Was that the level of concern that this is. Something very serious is significant. We don't wanna read too much into it. But am i getting that part of it right. Yeah there's there's a significant level of concern but it could be could it be At best strength half at worst is it in the achilles area and so that's why they'll get in there today they'll do the imaging and they'll find out for sure right so tim lego. Let's let's sort of look at this from a bigger picture basketball perspective if klay to missed significant time here this is a long term injury and again we can all hope that it isn't but what would that mean for the warriors championship window. Well my direct answer to that question would be. I think it's still open greenie. I think. Look i'm less concerned about klay thompson potentially missing another years in terms of just guys getting a little bit older steph and draymond both in their early thirties. I'm not as concerned about that. More concerned about what is going to be like coming back from now. Potentially another dreaded basketball injury. That's what you're concerned about and now on each leg so let's see what klay thompson looks like. You know a year from now. That's how john again. We're still waiting to hear the results of that. I still think the windows opening the main reason because we look around the nba. There is only one team right now. That definitively you can say it. Looks like they're put together to win the title. And that's the lakers about virtually every other team in the nba. So this means the warriors getting back together is delayed a little bit longer so be it. I
"draymond" Discussed on The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
"See you know that but. I do have real quick. A odd couple birthday shoutout to loyal listeners on. Twitter Jamal sinclar. Rochester New York celebrating a birthday listen these. Listen to the show on his birthday, so we want to say thanks for the support. We appreciate you happy birthday, Jamal. Yes, Happy Birthday, brother! All Right Rob. Let's get back to where we started the show in draymond green made a comment about the Lakers Lebron saying they're the favorites. Because Lebron is the mentally toughest player in the league that's a paraphrase is probably the most disciplined player of all time, and he thinks that makes the Lakers the favorite where you add on that. I just don't buy into it. You know and I'm at the point now where? Draymond everything about Lebron is great. I just can't buy in you. Know I get it. He's a part of their agency Chris. Right Right Club and Board that exactly and all that stuff and he's on the barbershop show and him and Lebron brought should be president and I I just on and on and on and I just can't. I just can't take joy, Mon- will you. Do. It is I. I hadn't even thought about that. Like all the praise Drake Lavishing Lebron. It's been a lot lately Chris you know what I mean. It's been a lot and even Eddie House. When when he said he said like. Maybe you should keep that to yourself. You know you still playing Lebron's competitor and your heaping. Praise on them. It does sound weird. Right a little bit Chris. There's a competitive thing we could be cool off cord. But but I'm trying to win. You're trying to win, so this has got to be a give their so so I'm not buying us do like the clippers. I liked him before the season started Chris when they made the move. I. Love that team year ago. You remember that I kept. Tumor you were draymond. Lebron all but. Unlike I'd like to clip. I'm just saying all I'm saying is I'm not a johnny..
"draymond" Discussed on The Lead
"The the decline of this warriors team. It's really incredible the way this dynasty is just crumbled really overnight. Have you ever seen anything like it. No Ohio not my time. Covering the League Steve. Kerr who's obviously has a lot longer of a resume around league all the way back to when he played for the Bulls. He says he he hasn't seen anything like it. You have Kevin Durant blown out his Achilles in game five of the finals last year which was really kind of a catastrophic event. Seeing the team have to deal with that was a bit stunning. But then literally the next Game Klay Thompson the sturdiest warrior in this run he blows out his ACL in game six so they go into the season already with these injury problems and then a fourth game of the year in fact not contact on the left Wrist Steph Curry on a fluke crashing. Dr Breaks his hand and breaks. She's left hand pretty severely work to where he's going to have to miss three months and once he does that the season Is kind of a wash and yet. It's kind of spiraled to this point where they have the worst record in the NBA. King shot sixty percent from the field and held the warriors to thirty nine percent. Honestly wants Steph. Curry went down with the hand injury. They really took their foot off the gas and they're viewing this season almost as a vacation sabbatical. Whatever you WANNA call it? They haven't rushed draymond back a couple times from from small little nicks and they're basically kind of you don't WanNa say embracing the tank. Because I don't think they're necessarily purposely losing but they're really taking it easy this year so draymond at least for now is really sort of the last man standing from the dynasty. What did he tell you about his role on the team? I from a leadership standpoint. Whether we're losing out we've been losing as my job you guys helped on way and aren't unselfishly. Who My will to win so much because this year with all the injuries with the fact that they have nine players twenty three three years or younger draymond right now? Is the oldest available player. He has to be the veteran mentor on a bad team. That's kind of. You would expect hard for him because he's going to be watching losing and he's going to be ferociously yelling at his teammates like he did Derrick Nix that one time that got him punched in the face and he's had to rein that back back kind of had a little bit of trouble with that realistically as unrealistic and slow and it's a tough thing still everyday irby doing battle but it's not just like to like to come all of that will but I think also what you've seen is that twenty twenty nine year old draymond. Green is a much more mature version of Draymond Green. And he has. I think handled it in a more teacher mentor role than a mean teammate. Eight trying to shove you into winning when you're not able to win at an MBA level in comes with everything you can't turn on certain parts of that attorney turn off. Certain parts of their own attorneys are. That part's all you get all of that and realistically are these guys ready for all of that and and not only ordering ready but is faira too so happy I finally. He talks about not giving the his young teammates every part of that version of himself. He knows there is the version that yes you'll get a great winter out there on the floor and he'll do unbelievable winning plays but he's also going to fire back coaches in the huddle. He is going to say say sometimes over the top mean things to young teammates. He's going to kill them after every single defensive mistake He's going to be at times insufferable so he has tried to tone that back and take taking a much more delicate way of going about dealing with errors and he talked about just sort of I guess growing up up a little bit as a human being and becoming more of a family man. Yeah you know. He has a fiancee now. He has kids respect after my daughter. Do we went to your lost. Well why did we lose a lot of these warriors. Children have only grown up knowing. Hey every April May and June. We're going to warriors playoff games and we're winning in it's fun even even had Riley Curry steffes daughter in the family team room the other day just basically you know grilling him about why. They're losing do ooh. Yeah we MOSS wiki move. We burn any kind of I guess had to resist the urge to kind of point over. Its staff her father and be like you see him in the cast over there over his left hand. That's probably the main reason they're losing and you know in terms of basketball. How his dream on's role within the team shifted now will? This team doesn't really fit his style. You know I mentioned the switching style when they kinda unlocked him as this defensive offensive center that could guard big men but also quick enough to guard guards and it would really fluster offenses because they were moving almost like. I guess you'd call like an Amoeba out there. A five man unit. This young team doesn't know how to do that. They don't nearly have defensive talent or the defensive brains to do that so that kind of neuters dream I'm on a little bit defensively And also his offensive game has a little bit kinda fallen off a cliff particularly shooting. Agenda's shoot the ball. I I can shoot but it's about getting again to have confidence to shoot you. He used to be a thirty eight percent three point shooter now. He's in the twenty percent. That is a huge difference in that allows defenses to Konig nor you from three and he's really kind of battled with that a little bit mentally particularly the three point shot because he's such a confident guy but that's the one area of his life almost almost where he kind of loses confidence. And what is Steve. Kerr said about dreams role within his team. He has been complimentary of the way dream on has kind of throttle the motion back practiced. which now is Paul? Trump repeatedly defensive drills on the guys needed to hear every word and he also mentioned the need for to rediscover himself offensively. He's working on his point. Shot you know if you think back took three or four years ago. He shot thirty six hundred thirty eight so he's got that in knowing that long-term like he can't become an all that contract of his that four year. One hundred million dollars extension kicks in next year can become an albatross. He can't become a bad player. A declining lining players. He enters his early thirties. He's twenty nine now. Be Thirty when that kicks in and you know this could be just temporary period of badness for the warriors you know sort of just like a purgatory until Steph in clay comeback. Do you think it's possible. That draymond could emerge from this throwaway year as a better more confident confident basketball player and shooter and that he might actually be better positioned to help lift this team back to a championship. I think so. I think they're all embracing what again. They're kinda calling a vacation year. They're about to get a lottery pick. They're about to get their injured players back and if they can get that with arrested draymond green a more confident draymond green. If he's even shooting thirty three percent from three. That could be dangerous core moving into the future that is playoff tested. And we'll be hungry. This starting October twenty twenty and anthony. What about this sort of unhinged element of his personality analogy or that sort of in your face way of being that he often brings but has had to put away this season? Is that gone forever now. He says that he can turn it back on roasted players by having a tougher time turning all tonight do turn you. It's like He. He believes that is like Ed. His core who he is and win. You know the lights turn on in the NBA. Okay says you know game one next year and they have playoff aspirations again or playoff game. One you know he's going to be able to flip on. He'll be the same dream on his old. I am a little bit more skeptical. Because in a strange way what he is acquired from a life perspective with this children and all that that and the fact that I just the chip on a shoulder can't be as big because of all he has done and where he is but he will point to his playoff history and it always has been in the last regular seasons he had kind of down regular seasons and then once the playoffs. Turn on the Bright Lights He's been great but we'll see I mean that's it's really really kind of a question. Mark all across this franchise moving forward. They get this sabbatical but can they come back and rediscover who they used to be one of the need. Thanks so much for speaking with me and hope this vacation year for the warriors is a little bit of a vacation. You're for you appreciate I'm thinking about Hawaii. Come April Nice you can read. Anthony Slater story about the new draymond green at the athletic dot com. Here's some other stories..
"draymond" Discussed on The Lead
"And so anthony. What is it like to interview draymond green while he sitting in an ice bath and did did you consider jumping in there with him? I did not that probably would have been a bit awkward player when you guys and you know it's kind of funny he's actually been on that Kevin Hart Youtube Show where Kevin invited guests to come out and then they sit in ice baths and talk I on him. I'd Kinda told him the day before. Hey like can I get you tomorrow. He said yes then. He's okay Jesus come to the ice bath and I said that I was like Kinda like the Kevin Hart interview. And he's like Oh actually did one of those but you know. The water was kind of lukewarm. You know he said it was fake aac ice cubes actually so yeah. There's a little inside information on it but I guess that's actually kind of fake all right so we're here today to talk about the the new draymond. This guy who is known for his temperament and his incredible competitiveness. The this is behind the basket standard. Who's WHO's now on? Probably the worst team in the League and as you learned Anthony that competitive streak that he's known for that set in at a really early early age. He talks about playing video games with his older brother WHO's much better than him. Video Games would kill him at Madden repeatedly I I was frustrated. You can't you can't weigh in draymond would continue to play. Continue to kind of know US going to lose like like the warriors right now. I know they're gonNA lose and continue to kind of fume afterwards and then one day my boss and I do to control your Bro. And once he found out like to he don't again I couldn't handle loose wasn't well and you know He. He never really had to deal with losing starting in high school and college. He pretty much. The only played on winning teams yes state titles. His last two years in high school I believe Twenty Six and one at twenty seven one then he goes to Michigan State which is a storied basketball program. The only bad season at Michigan state was his junior year and they went like one thousand nine hundred fifteen. I think it was still made the tournament. It's not a terrible season but that's the only on the year he didn't basically almost go to the final four and then onto the warriors were every single season of his career with the warriors he had made the playoffs. Five of them have ended in the NBA finals three of them have ended an NBA title. So yeah it's just a rare string of winning that has ended this year and Anthony. You also spoke with Dre Mons College coach Tom Izzo. So what did he tell you about on a lot. You know he kind of become dream ons confidante you would say and a lot of ways stayed in contact with dream on you know can get off the deepen quick I guess but I I keep saying that's what makes them and I think like we all do still trying to change it sixty when he's gone off the deep end as Tom Izzo likes to say sometimes is kind of serve as a mentor to him to get them through that. So anytime you you WANNA learn about draymond you kind of go to his own. He he was just as curious as everyone is is how to handle this but also was telling me that you know dream on at this age at twenty nine would handle it a lot better than maybe the college dream on the one that Tom Izzo coach would have handled losing. And he told you this kind of memorable story about three months time at Michigan State yet so in practice and drones yapping because he loves to yet but you know he takes it a lot less personal than a lot of times people. He's saying it to you. Know you can get in fierce arguments with draymond green on the court and then two minutes later. He's he's best friends with you again. But sometimes teammates take more personal derrick. Nix was a teammate. That was taken it. More personal drama was really yelling at as shooting free throws Derrick Nix steps across the paint. Ain't and just smoke. Stray mongering with punch right in the jaw. Tom Izzo freaking out. That's not something you want especially at a college practice so I kicked him out of practice and j much. I'll handle this. I said no you want housing. Let him go in the locker room and is around to hear basically like don't go go in there and it was like not school and sure enough she did and worked at. Oh you know and and then like five minutes later they come out and you know again like good friends with them. Hey sorry about that. Let's go practice. And you know that incredible competitiveness or that in-your-face nature. Whatever you WANNA call it? He very much took that with him from from Michigan. State into the pros. I mean. He's a league leader in technical fouls almost every single year outremont green just pushes cousins. The technical bath you know. He nearly came to blows with his coach in the locker room. Steve Kerr a few years ago and if you talk to people around him he really took it from his mother. Who is a very active voice on twitter? You can talk some trash to. We've seen it on twitter Eh. Jake now is it your dream on deleted your account. Your twitter account deleted my twitter face. She's one of the harshest critics at times of the warriors on twitter. So it's really from Saginaw Michigan to Michigan State into his warriors career. But yeah that is it is part of. His personality is part of his press conferences. I'm not a moral victory type of leaving his game looking for something to build up. We've got better media members in the NBA love to cover him because he will say anything at anytime on or off the record and and you know as at warriors team sort of became the dynasty that we all know it always seemed to me like draymond was kind of the glue of that team. I mean he obviously wasn't the best player but he he was sort of like the fire. Will they call them the heartbeat a lot of times around there. Obviously the defensive engine. He's a defensive player of the year. They revolutionized nuys the game in two ways. Everyone knows how steph curry kind of revolutionized offensively with the three-pointers but they became a small ball team where draymond green. He's really sixty five. Maybe six foot six and he a lot of times their best lineups during their dynastic years were him at center. And that's facing off against the Stephen. Even Adams Rudy go bears the world seven foot. You know goliaths out there that he would just bash around and you know he certainly became fairly hated around the league because of the way he talks and the team needed Steph. Curry is as good as he is he. He doesn't like controversy Klay Thompson kind of floating around in his own mental world at times. But they would be criticized last steph. Curry particularly and draymond green would always step up. Defend steph curry rip the refs in Post Post game you know it would help the warriors warriors fans have come to love him. He's a revered figure. In the bay area he's going to get a statue Joe Lak- The the owner of the warriors has already laid down. They just gave him a huge contract this summer. But you're correct. I mean he does a lot of stuff on and off the court that has made opposing fan bases kind of really hate him. Say what you will about Draymond. The Dude has some flexible hamstrings not so much on under the notorious Groin shots but on some of these flailing kicks he really gets his heels up there there. Yeah he does he again kind of adds to to what we're talking about. Not only the way he talks the way he kinda plays and it's very needed for for him to play in this kind of wild style because he's not really that skilled you know. He's playing with these unbelievably skilled player. Steph Curry Klay Thompson. But you know his shots not very good good touch on passing but he he just Kinda have to be physical and flail the arms and sometimes he's going for fouls sometimes. He's just trying to nudge you out out of the way without making the referee. No it's foul so that historically yes has led to some Physical interactions with players. That again has has made the League again. It's fans not love hiring is challenging. But there's one place you can go. Were hiring is simple fast in smart in. That place is ziprecruiter. 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"draymond" Discussed on The Jump
"We're sophocles shorts and notice when you need to check oh boy he did so k._p. What about team canada right. We've heard about team canada into being on the rise at times what we expect from them. I mean they've got in terms of n._b._a. Caliber talent of any of these teams even without the guys that are listed there jamaal murray. They just haven't been able to put it together and i think it's similar to what kevin was saying about u._s._a. Basketball where they don't have that collective identity they. I haven't necessarily kept the same group together over a period of time because not everyone plays every summer and then you don't have quite the talent that the to cover that yeah. It's gonna be pretty fascinating just to kind of see how this plays out because as you pointed out a lot of a lot of players in general not just the team u._s._a. We obviously folks on team u._s._a. But a lot of players have bowed out because of how close close this is the training camp in retrospect kevin arnovitz. Do you believe that they should have changed the dates on this when they had the chance to do this and you're playing whack a mole a little bit. You know if you change it one way. It's it's a little close. Guys are still taking breeders. I mean i think this is the load management era and one of the kind of one of the casualties of this era will be international national basketball in a world where guys had promotional commitments wherever where they've one of truly recharged physically and mentally they don't want to get on planes. We hear a lot of talk about your travel title takes. It's toll and i just feel like unfortunately for those of us who loved international competition. It's going to be more right this in the future and i think it'll get to a point even possibly with the olympics that whoever you just don't see the same yet among players to just compete in these events k._p. With team spain who we saw in that highlight package they're just now now. Who do we expect to play for them. Ricky rubio obviously it will be one of the guys who play is there anyone else notable that fans mark soul still as part of their team <hes> they really haven't haven't had kind of the younger players that have stepped up to replace the golden generation. Those guys have started age. You're asking earlier one carlos navarro who i think also was retire tire and you know the younger crop of players from spain having been at that same level generation that was up there who i spent some time with last year nicola cola miratec who isn't playing in the n._b._a. and who is also chosen to opt out until i find when we're talking about whether or not moving the dates makes the difference with the start dr of the n._b._a. Training camps i mean this is starting to bleed a little bit into those competitive overseas guys who've signed these contracts and so i find that very for sure no doubt about about it and he's actually playing for real madrid or barcelona. I don't remember which team he signed madrid yeah a lot of money on your right coming up after the break. We're talking doc rivers and the clippers. Is it fair to call this season title or bus for the clippers. We'll find out pablo here in a few minutes to discuss. What tom brady is. Giving the patriots at discount the champ bailey deliver one of the most important hall of fame.
"draymond" Discussed on The Jump
"But why pay fast because Draymond green it nNcholas? So if he goes out of the game, they don't have that same side of face, because they don't have nobody at that position really pushing like that. That could be a disadvantage for them. Absolutely. I want to ask you guys very important question of the Drake question sources tell ESPN that the NBA didn't need speak to the rafters about Drake's activity and presence during the Eastern Conference finals, Nick, do you think that Drake will be two or ten he control himself tonight control self? This is the perfect the perfect platform for drink. He loves the warriors, although he's going to have to step back from that, and all these guys love him, and they will love nothing more than to beat the rounders, and then point and talk all kinds of junk in Drake's face. I think he control himself. But if he says, something I promise you drain mind and staff. And maybe play they're going to have a couple of words, for we are sitting on the set with someone huge Drake. Not control self perk. It Thing would. would Drake in this series. You gotta be careful who you wake up, you know, these guys that are snipers. You didn't really have no sniper in the Milwaukee series breads player can't shoot the ball like these guys they have so you don't want to wake them up from drink. I'm staying calm on the sideline of where of who we are playing and then just sit back and enjoy the game. Listen, whatever Drake one do man I'm in his hometown. I'm in Toronto comment, Drake. One run on the could and doom. Java Jackson, call wills or whatever led Drake. Do his thing man, whatever the case may be Drake. Do. Talk Drake down once. This is the fan. Got you, do you start lights out Swiss that. We, we just click on here. Yeah. So drake. Keep it low brothers. I'll poke them boys boys. Got switch man. The five hour coming out for and talk a little bit more about Draymond green because he said, quote, I'm the best ever at what I do in regards to his defensive versatility. We will see what the guy think about that. I though, here's our second just a replay the day this one two thousand six Boris Diaw. Oh, yes. We found a Boris Diaw. You're going to see it Ross of minute and ten seconds. Here we go. Here we go. Here we go. Oh, he got there guys. Got there go. The figurative done. On that point. Pablo here too few minutes to discuss while the raptors chance doesn't make sense for the NFL to add more game clippers shot at Kawai and Paul dancing rat. Tonight. The jump is going to be live from the six on the court ahead of game one on ESPN t MAC and I along with special guests special guest, Tracy, you're going to join us at eight o'clock eastern. See all be there. All right. It's crunch time on job. Congrats to Bill Russell for receiving the Arthur Ashe award for courage. Russell posted about the honor on his Twitter account this morning, and you can see him receive the award at the SP this summer, which are gonna air, July tenth on ABC MAC house. Bill Russell impacted your career. Thank you, Bill. Russell, thank you. We all salute you for what you different game basketball. I mean he made so much. So all of us absolutely players agree. White Dylan make I appreciate you. Bill. Russell weather deserve, and much more. And I just love the his energy towards form..
"draymond" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"To have that many more weapons, and I don't know how they get on get along off the floor. But on the floor their game complements each other, and they seem to be more than willing to, to understand who has the hot hand who has this mess. They wanna go to. And if you ask me, I'm biased because from the bay area, they're going to a new arena. They're playing in front of sellouts. It's the greatest city in the world. Why would you you're winning championships? Why would you know okay? You can go someplace else and make another three or four day. Maybe it's me. Maybe I just don't have that kind of desire to be the one guy on a team. I don't have a problem with that. I would love to play on that team. And I can't see anybody changing clay K D, Draymond, I, I would I would see I hope to see that team. Stay together for years. But it may not happen with where you are, right. That is the greatest city in this country and you up there and the rest of us just, you know, occasionally, maybe visited, but it's a phenomenal city and they're moving into San Francisco. So I just like you know what when it comes to Durant fill. He jumped the here's here's the reality. He jumped on an already existing championship team. You can certainly argue he made it better and made it a true dynasty by winning the last two but he hasn't gotten, you know, perhaps the credit that he look LeBron to Cleveland to the finals by himself. Something that Katy couldn't do with harden, N Westbrook. Wait got him to the finals, but couldn't win a title against Miami. And then and then we're down young. They were young, but may be for him. You know, he got these championships with Golden State and the next challenge. Hinge is to be the obviously dog not that he is Grayton in arguably the best player on that team. But there's that team also has Steph curry and Klay Thompson. Draymond green will again. Kevin. That, that's totally different way of looking and thinking..
"draymond" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"And it's left like, what Frank Vogel said is that we just gotta go out there and just show you, if you said it before they start winning you're, like, okay, but they got to like, what, what is going to be success? You know what I mean? Like everything that has happened. George always wanna know what's the goal obviously championship. But what if you don't get a championship because you talking about the teeter? We're going to see tonight, Portland and Golden State, even magic headed this morning, that team, especially now everybody. There's one special team. And then everybody will team every all the rest. They sitting there kinda, you know, even the word is our special. So with that being said, if you're the Lakers, what is success next year if outside of a check, I would say success, look it just depends on what you get in free agency. Okay. Which is kind of part of the question here is LeBron going to be, you know, you think because he showed up at Vogel's thing he's on that he's going to. On a jet flying to meet free agents. Now, look, we know that Steph curry, and Draymond as they're known as the Hamptons, five. Right. Those guys flew out to to the Hamptons to do that. Lebron hasn't been again. He hasn't gone to that extent in the past, he's been phone calls, it's been taxed it's been this. It's been that it hasn't been. I'm going in there in the pitch meeting. That's not what he's done. And again, maybe that, that will change this season because he realizes the importance of it all, but I do think that ultimately to answer your question we won't know until the first week of July, basically, like I won't have an answer for you. I'm not gonna try to act like I know because I don't know. I don't know what this capable of because what I've said is this. If someone comes to the Lakers, it's b it's going to be because they believe in LeBron. It's not because and you could sit here and you're just being in the brunt honk and this that and he other, you know, you, you, you, you know, you Cape for clutch. Well, there's no one else on this in this franchise that has a track record of success. So if they're gonna come here, it's going to be because of the one guy that actually has a track record for success like that, to me isn't being caring for anyone, that's just using logic. Okay. Because let me tell me I've been pretty good ago LeBron at times, and I don't have to sit here and Cape for nobody. Because I don't I don't need anybody to find out what I need to find out or to have the opinions that I need for the show. That's none of that stuff. Matters to me. But with that said, yeah. How would that say Kirk Daniel that answer? None of us are going to have it until. It's, it's too late, and it's either going to happen, and they're going to get somebody, and they're going to be potential contenders in the west or it's not going to happen. And people are going to be like, oh, boy, the clock is ticking, how much can LeBron take, and how much how long is he going to try to make this thing work because that's what he said? Liz, there's only two options you. That's what he said on the shop. Remember, I I'm in championship mode. I'm not here for reboot. I'm not here for the structure of the office. I'm here to win a championship right now. If Frank Vogel is going to be that guy, I'm going to support him now obviously, the structure of the staff, and the arrival of Jason Kidd at some point will definitely help mend that fence a little bit in terms of getting LeBron even more excited about where this team is going, but they're in championship mode right now. Right. And so if he's going to be in championship mode. He's going to be more engaged. And I think that's the reason why he was. Right. What? Because I, I've been to one of the couple of these press conferences, George, I didn't, you know, the show my solidarity for the hiring of lane kiffin. He know what I mean. I, I had I had to go through that George and our to I've been to these press conferences to hire the new coach..
"draymond" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Trustee wolf ghost you forget about him until he does something heroic at a critical moment where things get interesting is between Steph curry, and Draymond green originally. We thought the Golden State dining was about the splash brothers. Stephon clay these playoffs have made it clear. This dynasty is built on the backs of splash and brash. Steph and drei. They are the two foundational pieces of the warriors dynasty. Steph is Sansa start. He was born in the royalty. He faced tons of adversity early in his career with ankle injuries. Lebron James abused. Steph, the way king Joffrey Ramsey Bolden. Little finger said, Sansa steps greatness was momentarily, diminished by K D, the same way, our is aerobics, diminish Stansell Sansa. But at the end of the day, Steph is king of the bay and that names, Draymond Golden State's John snow. The guy who grew up believing he was the warriors bastard child, only to find out. He has kings, blood. He's the true heir to the throne. There's no dynasty without Draymond he caused the warriors the two thousand sixteen NBA finals when he took the bait from the James. Got suspended for game five his match ration- over the past three seasons is the reason the warriors on the verge of sweeping the blazes with Durant sideline last week dre called himself the best defensive player in NBA history. That's an exaggeration, but he is the modern day version of Bill, Russell, drain Mons value goes well beyond the stats sheet in the Western Conference finals. He's been more impressive, and more important than even Steph curry. I joined the deaths now are Fox Sports, NPA analysts Kendrick Perkins. Cotino Mobely Marcellus. I'll start with you who has been more impressive in these Western Conference finals staffer drama. I'll be remiss defying say, need to watch game of thrones. Over. I notice. A one percenters up here. Watch who's more important for this team is obvious. Steph curry, and I'll give you the simple as Western Conference. I know what you, I'm with you, baby. Would how Katie you wanna go even deeper? Komo. Yup. If Draymond disappears, they still have a chance if Steph disappears. There's no chance for this team Western Conference finals anytime. His team plays espec- without Kevin. Durant? Draymond is hard to compute. We all know because the defense paced play the numbers are always show his true value, but some numbers do. So let's go into this with, and without Katie and turns Draymond green, what his numbers are you get. One more point. You get one more rebound. And everything else is fewer or two saying he's no different. Any was before K D what we saw. No, what you say what we saw was unbelievable. Triple double performance in the last game that has made a lot of prisoners at the moment. I am not trying to diminish dream on green, I am trying to highlight how great Steph curry is for this team. And we've seen his numbers, which still port his greatness. But also the fact that he went from being the plan b to the plan, which is a much more. Difficult task than going for plan, c to plan B and having the opportunity to go back and forth was Draymond does he has a luxury de Steph doesn't have ends is not afforded? No. Oh, really? Well, the question is, who has been more impressive? That's the question. Oh, dre mongering without a doubt has been more impressive. Steph curry was being Steph curry and beginning to season when Katie was there. Katie wasn't enough career was doing the same thing..
"draymond" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"So I think they started. I think they started lonely. They started someone else instead of bogut. But for the fire with Klay Steph and Draymond in Iggy. That's the heartbeat. That's the polls. So if I'm not surprised that they're playing well, because I knew clay would be a Steph would become more. Yeah. And want to show what he's made of this has been very impressive. So I'm going to give you all what you just said. These are two players on the Golden State Warriors, who are trying to remind everyone in the basketball world. We won before he came. We, we didn't just win. We were all time great. We went seventy three and nine without him in what a Draymond reportedly by our man Christine's of. Gal who say what, what a drain on say to Kevin on the bench when they got into it against the clippers back in one before you arrived that, it's correct? Any also Ed. He he called him be word. And then he just said, leave, so now we have to Golden State Warriors trying to remind everyone don't write us off next year after he does leave because it's almost a foregone conclusion that he will lead. Do you don't look at me scale they packing them bags more over say it does feel feel? Uber and everything a black car executive. Yeah. So I am with you on that, because they say all the right things in the post game we mostly. We want to three peat body language of Draymond and Steph, say something completely different to my I, I have never seen either of those players move more efficiently effectively, an electrically than they did on Saturday night. They were moving. They were quicker than I both of them dream on and Steph had bounce in their step. That I've never seen before. Draymond was playing possessed on Saturday nights. I've never seen like it. You had this conversation, the other day, are they gonna stop great mom from getting the ball out the rim and driving? Anybody goes stop? You just want to know that, right? Ended lamps linked to the floor. Wow. Okay. Now given all that I got to remind everyone that the Portland trailblazers were up seventeen in game two at Golden State. They were up eighteen in the second quarter of game three the other night in Portland. So if we look back at game too, it was tied going to the fourth quarter and on Saturday night, Golden State, led by only three going to the fourth quarter that means it was time for your two all star guard, your to star guards it was time for Damian Lillard and CJ to just get over. Take us home in game two literally back to Portland and win for us at home in game three and both of them, shrink and came up smaller than they actually are. And I have to put the brunt of the blame on Damian Lillard, look he is a really nice guy. He out poised Russell. Westbrook. In round number one, he outplayed him. He sent him home by waving. Bye bye to him at the shot of shots game five to close the deal. It was the final big nail in that coffin. And he showed you everything that Russ is not in the way of poise in character and the ability to stay within yourself, which rust cannot he plays out of control outside himself too much. But I'm here to say that once again right on schedule. It has been proven to me that Russell Westbrook is still more valuable overall than Damian Lillard. I'll still take him because that rage that he plays with it scares people..
"draymond" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I've fallen back in love with the NBA. I'm not gonna lie this this whole series. Welcome back. Peter, I know thank you, because I know that you are an absolute NBA fan. Right. You'd want the Celtics you cover them closely with your your, your traditional daily show. But I can I feel like every single day you truly care? I'm not gonna lie. I felt like this year I had to grind through it. And I was like a, you listening to us on ESPN radio because I've heard this from many people that have stopped me, and we've talked about sports and what's going on. And people said, Peter. I just feel like I already know what's going to happen. And we saw that in Golden State, and what they do in the third quarter to Portland, just as you call it, snatched, their souls out of their body in one yet, there's something that gives me hope tonight that Milwaukee is going to give Golden State, a run and not having Kevin Durant. I would've never thought that not having Kevin Durant as well as he's played and not having LeBron James in the playoffs right now, actually, makes basketball more enjoyable, that, that's I know the ratings are going to be down. But damn the ratings man. I'm sorry. And maybe that is part about four one K. I just like pure basketball, and I feel like that's this is pure basketball's. We've gotten a long-time cattles. Yeah. We're seeing, you know, some great basketball from from Golden State to Milwaukee, it's, it's it's been enjoyable to a point. I would say I, I think this round has been disappointing so far. Because you had Portland even though it's been a couple of good games Portland, Golden State, the inevitable ended up happening. Right. So that's kind of that. That's disappointing to me. I was I was hoping Portland would be able to win that game last night. They had the big lead. I was thinking, hey, this isn't bad. You know if they if they win tonight they win game four. Now, it's too to, and you feel like it's a whole new series and you kind of look at it in a different way. But now since Golden State comes back in that second half. And. Yeah. Rip the heart out of the blazers last night, that series is over as far as Toronto, Milwaukee listened, the raptors. Seriously? Need a great game tonight? They need to respond to what happened on Friday night, and Millie walk gay, they, they've got to be able to fight back and show some life and it's not going to be about Leonard. Peter, we know is going to show up. We know he's oxygen right? What you're going to get out of kuwa-. Exactly this is about a shack calls them the others. You know, this is this is. Lowery? This is Paul. This is this is green because what they've done this postseason. They've done one thing consistently and that is being consistent. You don't know what you're getting Kyle Lowry was great in game one game. Su he went back to being Kyle Lowry. And what we've seen through most of this postseason now, as far as the warriors last night. Peter burns net cattles best week ever as, as far as the warriors to me. Not only was it. The fact that Golden State ripped the heart out of Portland in Portland, failed to respond to me last night, was just the latest reminder of how Draymond green and Golden State is really the perfect marriage. You have few better marriages in sports. Draymond gives this team precisely what this team needs. I don't know if you put green on another team he's the same guy. He's not the primary score. He's not that kind of player. Right. But what he does. Well is exactly what the warriors need him. And yet, and we saw last night. He was the reason why Golden State came back in the game that that is why they had that second half. He once again, was that emotional vehicle to drive them to a comeback, and you look at that marriage, I it's it's fascinating because he's going to be coming up a year from now on free agency, and who knows what's going to happen to him. But we talk about Klay. We talk about staff. We talk about K D. There's green again given the game what it needs giving his team what they need. It's time for straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks, no contracts. And here's the straight talk. When you hear this clip from dre bond green, this is the game changer for me. Right. This is the game changer that Draymond shows me when he is locked in. He's ready to go, and I think he even recognizes it got to a point where I was doing more crying plan and. Unfroze discussing to watch because I felt discussing planning and I just wanted to lock back on the game. I understand that officials are perfect. And you know, I still have conversations with them. Now, you know, when they miss a car, but it's a completely different conversation. You're part of a team. Right. And we all are part of team. Whether you go everyone everyone listened to us on Sunday morning. Right. They're going to the office on Monday. They'll probably try to get a little bit because there's always that one person at the office. That's just the Debbie Downer. Right. You're just like this person's gonna come into my cube or my office had complain about everything that happened over the weekend. Complain about the latest TPS reports that we gotta fill out all of that. Right. And I feel like Draymond almost feeds off the negative energy of Kevin Durant. And I felt like that's what we got a lot of this year. And I think even just that sound by Nick is almost it's almost like, hey, man. You know what? It's okay to have fun and be good. And that's great. You know, who's making a living off of that, Dabo Sweeney and Clemson, they, he took exactly what was happening at Alabama and says, we're gonna do the exact same blueprint that. We're going to have fun and our coaches are going to win a be here. I look at Steve Kerr, I look at Steph. Look at clay. Iggy all these guys. Right. They all seem to be having fun without Kevin Durant. And, and the fact that dream on at aknowledges that post game, I think is, is not going to be talked about enough through national media because I think that's a huge game changer for a couple of things. I'm going to be the Debbie Downer. A little bit here with train on because the guy's been in the league for seven years. And he is the character that he hates to be apparently like he says that last night. And I hope that he keeps this within his his soul. And he believes it with every fiber of his being that he's not going to be whiny anymore, and he realized he had this piffling, but I, I mean, I find it hard to believe that dream on has found a new Draymond and he's going to be basketball Jesus. Yeah. Yeah. He he's, he's been. He's been born again on the basketball court, and all of a sudden he's going to be this nice guy who is who is, you know, slapping, the butts of. Revson having conversation. I tell my wife, look, I did buy laundry. Yeah. Good. Fishes this night this night in history. Draymond realized in acknowledged that he was a crybaby on the floor. So I'm not going to sit there and say, this is a new dream on green, as far as the Kevin Durant element to all of this people sometimes don't realize that he led the league in technical fouls this year. I mean he has become somebody who never stops, crying, and complaining and somebody who gives the officials tough time that carries carries on. Yeah. You tend to take the personality of your leader. Right, and Durant. He is the leader of this team. Now. He's out and they're winning in. You might believe that he he's no longer the leader. But he's still the leader of this team, and they're going to follow along with that. But I do say this Peter, but we're getting wrapped up into all of this Golden State love and the fluidity of the game. And how brilliant and beautiful at all is they're going to eventually need to rent at one point in this postseason. And you know you wonder it's one of those things. Where right now. They're having fun. They're playing a little bit more free. And as you said, it looks like they're enjoying themselves a little bit more. But are they going to have that realization is they're going to come that moment? If Durant doesn't play in the finals where they need Durant. They need that answer. And they don't have it. And then. Oh, well, all the fun in all the live juice, get sucked out of the room because you just realized that ultimately to reach the goal you still need to rent. That's what I'm wondering. Here's the cattles follow him on Twitter at Nick. See radio myself at Peterborough ESPN straight talk wireless nationwide coverage of America's largest and most dependable four. G L T networks. No, LeBron James, right? I know that's going to hurt the ratings. I know it's going to hurt all the headlines all the naysayers Jonah said or Yana said about it, and not having LeBron very intriguing comments. We'll talk to him about that here for him coming up next. Peter burns Nicholson's best week ever on ESPN. Radio dancers pillow for.
"draymond" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"I believe the bridges burned completely to the ground to we're can they achieve remember steps. Not there. So let's see. Steph can come in and help mediate this little bit can Kevin and Draymond achieve some sort of uneasy truce or barely peaceful coexistence like your suggestion. The rest of the way, maybe but let them lose two in a row let Kevin have a bad shooting night. I just I know too much about it. It will bubble back to the surface, and it will boil over. Because now Yahoo is reporting that the exchange on the bench went Draymond telling. Kevin. We don't need you. We won without you leave. But, but you know. Daring him, and that's beyond calling him multiple times the b- were which for me man to man. That's a bridge. That's game over like, you can't take it back. You can't get over it. But the thing is that like like Kevin Iran's brother says is like in the most. I can't remember verbatim. What he said. He's a true colors reveal colors moment. Katie accepted is call the moment Katie decided to come to go to state. What did you think thought of you? He was even as I'm going to benefit from your presence adult respect everybody saying what person, you know, skip they beat you had them three one. You add them down. The do you. How many have you told the story? He's in the parking lot. You say he's near tears calling. Kevin durant? He's the first. Here's the thing. Think about what what you said. It's it's been there and Draymond didn't just as wrong as Katie was. I believe for going off on Draymond because it was. Can make playing it wasn't worth. All that. Also wasn't worth what Draymond Katie. Like just that. Yes. Made you go off in that regard. So here's where I disagree. I disagree that they should trade. Draymond. I also I have my reservations about I don't think boogie could do what Draymond. We know. He wouldn't do a defensive. Defensively, and that's huge because they don't have rim protectors on seven feet tall. He is seven feet. I just think offensively look he's a great individual player. But Draymond does little things moves that ball quickly. Demarcus doesn't do that DaMarcus. Does it run the floor? I mean, drape mine is in large part their point guard. The markets is not the markets might wanna be that. But that's not going to be good for them. If he's bringing the ball up stuff like that. So. Dri doesn't need the ball dream doesn't care two points zero point buggy. Well, he cared one night in Oklahoma City at halftime on a Saturday night gamer that when he went..
"draymond" Discussed on The Jump
"I mean for pretty much the whole nineties are championship. Run was built on what the players wanted. We when against management numerous amount of when it came to play. And we got it between the lines we play each other. We play for the city of Chicago. And I think this is one of those situations where the players are got a look beyond any situation. And this is not one of them situation where they can look ahead because they they have to work out their own affairs. And right now, this could cost them a championship. If k d don't feel comfortable playing with Draymond. Who do you walk away from the the funny thing is so you said you didn't like Dennis, but respect it. What he did on the full? I think three months frustration is born. I don't the level. I don't think. Kevin Durant respects would remind is about at least didn't in that moment. Right. Because in the moment, he's saying, hey, man. You mean the ball? Rachel said reacted as it say, they'll talk to me like I'm Andre Roberson or one of those guys that run all they do is give you the phone. Get out the way, I'm all all NBA player unbelieving playmaker. That's one of the things he said we've been doing this for four or five years here with a lot of success with or without you. So don't talk to me about stuff like that. But I want to go to something that I heard Isaiah Thomas say the old. Oh. I thought I'm going to give him credit. You hear what he said was obviously dream on. You got to stay within the lines. You can't go off like that. But also, Kevin Durant. You come back to the bench. The game's not over win lose a game on that. We're going to overtime this moment. As a leader you say guys. All right. We don't get him here. No problem be uplifting instead of browbeating, and that I thought was a huge kind of like inflection point where they could have got that under control the other thing. Also is if you're gonna browbeat somebody don't let it be that too because you know. Laws always surprised to dream on customer. This is a man who went out his coach game. It had to be physically restrained. So Kevin, Drake. You gotta know that dog might don't be acting like that just a puppy over there that dog bite. Bitten lifetime nine cents a day. When he said the end of those commentary Rammer he said all the other twenty nine teams in the league. If you're waiting for us to self destruct. You got another thing coming. We're not gonna meet us. You're going to have to beat us. That was interesting. It speaks to what we're talking about. With the bulls with the shack Koby, Lakers, they say it's not going to be them the breaks them up. That's what Draymond saying. We will have over the coming months. That happens is this. All right. Looks like they're not going to bring everybody back. If that happens, then they broke it up. Well, we'll see how dramatic it. Five days of our lives. Baby coming up. What should we take away from the Sixers losing to the magic and Jimmy Butler debuts getting into meanwhile, chime in on that? But first it's time for our distant replay this date in two thousand featuring Vince Carter Latrell Sprewell. Swertz coach. Nick highlight. No way. Good. That. Game win. Glenn? He his. He saw rims..
"draymond" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Chances. Your opportunities to win a championship you'll ruin the opportunities of a potential three peat because guess what Jacoby as we both know in heated situations, are we really surprised that Draymond green. And Kevin Durant got into it. Can't hear ran first of all this so much to unpack your so let's start with what you started with. So you're saying that the warriors organization is essentially siding with K D in this and saying the Draymond green was in the wrong. Draymond green deserves to be suspended. Suspending Draymond green. As a message to Kevin Durant. We have your back. We're your family. You're not gonna find this sort of support at another organization. That's what you're saying. This is that big poster of Kevin Durant on the side of a billboard. This is that please stay K D this early in the season. I've never in my ten years of India experience. Hurt him anything over a player dispute? You can't timeout. So here's the thing. I hadn't heard anything like this over player disputes. And I'm sure that the dispute got much worse than what we saw on the court. My theory is this that there was some lines crossing the locker room. There was some behavior displayed that the organization that kept the drain on forced the organizations hand saying if we don't discipline him for this. Then we're saying it's okay to do that that he said something that he tried to do something physical that something happened in that locker room where they had to do something. And that's something was suspended one game. I got to think how wild that locker room was last year. And obviously, we don't know the exact details of it. But I remember seeing rumors NBA. Locker rooms fights happen. Screaming matches happen coach player. Claire yelling at coach. These things are common in NBA locker rooms. But when they spill out when there's a player like Kevin Durant in and you feel like could be the straw that breaks the Kevin's backer. Maybe this could be the straw that reels the Camelback inn because everything that we know in C and Phil says that Kevin Durant will be leaving after the warriors championship. Now, you got to get to the championship. And maybe this is implied in which they can keep Kevin Durant as a warrior, Kevin. We will do what ever you want? And I get Draymond gray Mona's fed up. Why Jacoby because if you think about the warriors they are selfless Basak vice money they circle shots. There is a warriors way in which they work in Kevin Durant. I was working the clippers game that day. Kevin Durant broke the warriors way. Kevin Durant without Steph curry on the floor. Kevin durant? Just went back to. Being Kevin Durant. The best thing he knows give me the basketball get out my way, and he goes in scores. And this is Kevin Durant entire time. I like this. You're saying that it's not just about the last play that the all of us in sports media all of us volume where all folks on that last play for you at the game, you're saying that wasn't just the last plane. It was the entirety of the game without Steph there it was Katie reverting back to ice. Oh, Katie thunder Katy and dream on green finally coming to a culmination in the last play. So it was really just bubbled up throughout the game. Is that what you're saying? Absolutely. The ball movement with stagnant. It was not the same. They ran in pushed in transition. But there was nothing special. Okay. And I get it. They beat the Spurs year without Steph. But when Katie was there without Steph. He's a saw this opportunity to be Katie. And he did what he knew was best. Now, are you?.
"draymond" Discussed on First Things First
"That's why he got suspended. That's why you have someone like step come the Draymond house because drain Mont would not let it go. Right. And this we'll continue this is not over with one thing you both touched on was the impending free agency to both Katie and to drain on how much of this is because like you said they want to protect him. But the also got Draymond free agency. Coming up the players everyone in. The basketball world except for Golden State fan seem to recognize the very real reality. This can be this likely is Kevin Durant. Last year is a warrior, the players know that we're the players frustration is is that Kevin Durant has just added fuel to that fire. Kevin durant? Could've taken a lot of approaches could have taken the approach LeBron had last year. Which is I'm not addressing any questions about this at all. He could have taken the approach that Kyrenia now have been disingenuous which is a I love it here. I wanna be your long term. There's a lot of things he could have done. Instead, he took the Dwight Howard approach when Dwight Howard was more Landau magic. Which is adding more noise to it at every turn to where it is consuming the season. No we was before the season. It was he openly talked about what it would be like to be Nikki he talked about these things. So that is clearly rubbed a lot of his teammates the wrong way. But he has that he has that. Right. When you brought him there for the first year like he has that right to do that. So. Now, all the sudden you don't like what he's doing. And he he's basically done the same thing in his first couple of years. I think that's where the annoyance comes from his teammates that last year was the is Kevin Durant gonna stay with us tour. And now they're in part two of that. Kevin Durant has a right to do what he wants to do the reason why didn't get upset when he left. Okay. See winter because he had the right to do what he wants to do to think that we're going to leave this conversation. And this is Kevin Durant fall oddly. We're wrong doing that. What? Kevin durant? Do besides call for the bowl from just peer basketball standpoint. We get the rebound. We're it's tiger. We got time out. We've side we're going to get a better shot. If we keep it moving trae decides not to get me to basketball terms all over and I get the huddle and say you should have given me that ball. Tell me where it. Kevin Durant was wrong. I'm not see I I'm not saying that. Kevin durant? Did anything wrong? What I'm trying to do is lay out for the audience. What why a simple on court dispute boiled over? To such levels and where Kevin Durant, right or wrong. He has a right Dan Lewis free agency Avary once and the players on that team that have won a championship without him. Have a right to be rubbed the wrong way. By all those other players were drafted by Golden State when you decide to go outside the family and you hire hired gun. You're at the mercy of whatever he wants to do. Anyway, like, you can't convince Kevin Durant. He stayed there for the rest of his career his legacy and gold Saint will never be the same. Steph would never be the same as well. Never be the same as collect. And I think that's where someone during lunch. Frustration comes right as we were great before you. And now you're now you're now you're talking to me in some type away. That strikes me is what happens on is sensitive short in the first season. Kevin durant? Was there if they were in the same situation. Kevin Durant would've asked for the bowl. All right now what he'd been wrong in your number one. Also now because they've won a couple. So now he's wrong in doing that. Does this affect you think? What what manager decisively you with Draymond green? Whether he wants to stay or not, listen, Marcus Thompson. I'm going to quote, his article again because it's swell source article have right on this..
"draymond" Discussed on First Take
"We know it's bad when because he's got restraint you, but for me where it really resonates is that I was saying and I asked this question. Wait a minute. Draymond is an emotional, dude. This is something that y'all have applauded religiously in two thousand and sixteen in the locker room in Oklahoma City. Draymond green M F. Steve Kerr the tone. Don't say another MFN word to me. I kill you. Okay. And all of this other stuff had to be restrained. And this is from going after the coach he didn't get suspended then. So if we can. If we attribute so much of the emotional stuff to Draymond green as we have done in the past what warranted this, and that was when I was told that Draymond green brought up the fact that Kevin Durant hasn't committed long term that. Kevin Durant is contemplated walking out the door at the end of this season, basically questioning his commitment to this team. And that is where folks felt he really really crossed the line after the game either during after the game. I don't recall when either dollar showing Livingston and Klay Thompson all spoke in Klay Thompson reminded the team. According to what I was told the only people that can beat us is ourselves. Nobody can mess with us but us so let's keep that amount. Let's stay together. But that's essentially what has happened. And really what it comes down to max just to put a Bill on it. Bottom line is the most agree GIS part and all of this in a lot of people's eyes wasn't the language because Draymond green. Typically does that he was off. Kilty wouldn't let it go. Kevin durant? And let's go win this game. We got a game to win the overtime. Let's go win Draymond set f that and still kept going and kept going after him. And in the process brought up the fact that impending free agency is coming up in the middle of the game. And and people thought that crossed the line. This is like the original hot take show. Right. Like people talking about hot takes. We do a lot more than that. But people think about hot takes what does that really mean? It means you've come to a conclusion that is counterintuitive for everyone else. So you state the conclusion rose, what are you talking about? And then you chop it up and get into an argument in the made it and all that. So when I say something like K D is maybe the fifth best player in the world right now that's called that's considered a hot take. Because it's what what are you talking about? Then I'll go through LeBron and Kawai and AD and the Greek freak and say Kay D is somewhere below LeBron in the mix with the others. Maybe as low as five we'll see by the end of the year. Everyone loses their minds. I think I hate on K D when I say that LeBron is way better than Katy which is people think I'm hating on K D. Let me give you an ice cold take right now. Just completely. This is whatever K D is one of he's in this group of all time greats scores in the most elite category with Michael Jordan. Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, maybe Kobe Bryant, maybe a couple of others. Maybe he is that great a score. And he's also turned into a top ten certainly maybe top five defensive player in basketball. He's an all time great in his prime dream on. It doesn't matter if he has one foot in one foot out, even if you believe that's true K D with one foot out the door is better than almost every other a basketball player who has ever lived dream on. This is hard for him to swallow. I'm sure 'cause he's the heart and soul of the team. What really makes the warriors the warriors because they were the warriors before D got there is Steph one and dream onto what is ushered in the modern era of basketball in terms of style of play is Steph one because he's a mobile artillery unit. He could shoot from such distance. And the ball doesn't stick with them passes. Unselfish and dream onto can not only switch on all five positions can go off five positions. Legitimately and shoot at three..
"draymond" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"This is not a stand Van Gundy Wednesday, we've got a soap opera for men happening and Golden State, but he will talk to us about it tomorrow from New York. We will get to that soap opera and Golden State in a second. Because things just got interesting and fun. God bless him. Gather around the TV, boys. This is so Popper for men of the highest order. Appear to have suspended Draymond green. Because Kevin Durant. Sensitive. Yes. Well, Kevin Durant. One of the ball down the stretch of a game. And Raymond said. No, I, but what I'm saying is the drones been running that locker room for a long time. I think he almost fought Steve Kerr certainly Steve Kerr came out of yelling meeting with Draymond green and say, yeah, he's our fire. That's what we need that Shaun Livingston was talking about. That's just team spirit. But Kevin Durant has spent the last eighteen months on a tour of sensitivity. He's extra sensitive, and they just took their leader because Draymond green. While not their best player has been their leader. They just took their leader. And they told him your suspended because he said bad things to Kevin Durant. It is interesting. But I do think like Kevin Durant thinking. Hey, draymond. You're the guy that called me after you lost. Lebron the final you call me, you recruited me. I'm here. Gimme the ball. But this is what happens, and I'm sure Draymond thinking. Hey, we want seventy two before you. We want to seventy three before you not even thinking, I'm sure Draymond has said that that's what we we knew all of this those got that's why instead of. Killing this team for two years. You might want it to marvel at it. Because usually these eagles don't play together entry on also discount. So everyone else can get paid guy. And I'm sure he's not throwing that in anyone's face. So we have plenty to talk about there. But they've just been shocking allegations made all around the show during just the commercial break. I heard someone say that Cincinnati is now ranked because the college football committee just wants in primetime UCF playing a ranked team. I heard someone else say that Zion. Williamson's shouldn't be the most famous guy on the Duke team because he's not the best player. And that the other guys on the Duke team should be really upset about Zion. Williamson getting all of the pub are these all, Mike? Yeah. This is all me. Yep. Trying to splinter the blue devils. Mike Ryan was trying during the break to create the it's not enough that it's happening Golden State. He's sitting here making all the arguments as to why the team should hate Zion. Williamson because he's getting all of the pup the best player. I saw sportscenter Zion and the blue devils gave me the number two pick as opposed to number one. It's the novelty and the Duke blue devils and we've known him. We've watched him since high school. I liked that as a team in those I in in the blue devils. Nineteen sixties our power band does. Right. Is it nineteen sixties or I could just picture Zion and the blue devils protesting Vietnam. Really because I've got it being sort of blues iw. Zion and the blues devils. Maybe that's what confused..
"draymond" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"I wanna give him some love to now. Let me get to the real story from last night's game. Lou Williams, misses a shot about six seconds left in regulation score. Todd. Draymond green grabs the rebound. Kevin Durant is slapping for the ball. Draymond green ignores. Him dribbles the ball up the court trying to make a play here is right here. He's trying to make the play. Where an ignorance Kevin Durant Clapper for the ball, essentially. Doesn't isn't able to get a shot off because he gets stripped. And obviously the game goes into overtime Draymond green. And Kevin Durant thereafter had to be separated because Kevin Durant clearly said something to him about it and Draymond green. Didn't like it. Or appreciate it and was willing to get into his face. 'cause that's what dream on does. And had to be restrained by DeMarcus boogie cousins of all people. Only say that about we not saying that the slight DeMarcus cousins in any way, we only saying it because he is a known as the most cool calm collected individual in the world. But boogie cousins is a bad brother healthy averages twenty eight and twelve you can't tell them anything and he's a rough ride aid scared and nobody either so it's to be respected. But here is the point. Kevin durant? And Draymond green. We're getting into it. Andrea dollar has to tell Kevin Durant chill out. Boogie cousins has to tell Draymond green to kill out to chill out. And that is that I will tell you. This arguments happened is not that big of a deal. I didn't think either was agreed Asli role. But let's be clear if Kevin Durant is clapping for the ball and your dream on green you give. Kevin durant? Damn ball. This is one of the greatest scores. We have ever seen in NBA history. I don't think Draymond was wrong per se in this regard. If you were dribbling the ball up the court because you aren't at forward that serves as the playmaker for the warriors. So I can understand instinctually you grabbing a rebound and pushing the ball up the floor. What I'm seeing in response is that it's six seconds. Kevin Durant clearly can handle the ball. He clearly could pull up from thirty. We've seen him do it in an NBA finals in LeBron James face. I might add. You get Kevin Durant. The damn ball. I don't think it was agreed GIS. I don't think it was intentional on Draymond green. What he was doing. What he always does which is handling rot passing the ball try to make place and in this case, he messed up. I don't think it was any agreed this here. But if I have to pick a side, I'm going to say, you get Kevin Durant. The damn ball. Was this argument indicative of something else that's going on that we don't know about. I don't think so. Look. Kevin Durant may end up leaving the Golden State Warriors. But guess what? He's there and since he's been there. He's done nothing, but won championships and in the process of being a two-time champion and the two time NBA finals MVP, let's remember that one of the people who recruited him which drained mongering. Yes. Steph curry and Klay Thompson and Audrey good dollar all joined in the Hampton five. But in the end, what this comes down to is that they all recruited dre mongering. I'm sorry. Kevin durant? Kevin Durant has answered the call and as paid them back in dividends. Now. Kevin Durant may choose to lead. I don't believe it's for one second. It's because you're gonna hate dream on dream house. Go get in your face, j Maher dre market irritate the hell out of you. I'm telling you right now, the guy covering MBA, Draymond green is one of the best people I've ever covered in this sport. He's as real in his authentic, and it's unfair make as they come..