21 Burst results for "Dwight Powell"
"dwight powell" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Can we make the playoffs and maybe duplicate last year's run, get a couple favorable matchups, stay healthy. We have this guy. Maybe we get a little further than we think. I don't know, what's your assessment of this team? What's your assessment of the Christian wood experience so far? There's a lot of polarization around the league about Christian wood. You have a lot of scouts in front of people and coaches. Well, they're not playing them enough. They need to go all in with Christian wood at the 5 as the only big man on the floor. Then you have the other side, which is he's just a losing player, and I understand why Jason Kidd isn't playing him. He doesn't play defense. He can't defend the 5. You can't divide the four. He's going to take bad shots. This trade isn't going to work out. They're going to have to move on from him. What's your assessment? I don't think he's a losing player. I don't think he's as good as his box score stats, particularly this season, which have just been monstrous when he's on the court. And are part of the reason why, despite everything we've just said about Luca Dončić and the disparity between him and the rest of the roster, Luke is one of those guys who does not have the amazing on off differential this season, which has kind of been consistent throughout his career. It's interesting, but I think we've seen this. You've mentioned this. It's one thing to do that in the survive those minutes in the regular season. I think this is talking about morant. It's one thing to play well without him in the regular season. It's another thing to do that in the crucible in the playoffs. And they were able to do it at times last year without Jalen Brunson, but this year's roster. It's hard to imagine that. And we saw what happened when they played Houston the night he rested. And they just could not score. So in that context, like Christian wood is the other way for them to generate offense. So especially if it allows you to rest Luca more, I think run as much through wood as possible. To me, the big question is just, was Jason Kidd not on board with this from the start? Because as much as he seemed to be pushing back maybe against Christian wood and the media and the fans. And so his public comments, the question to me is he also pushing back against the front office, the traded a first round pick, granted partially to dump salaries in that trade, but also to get Christian wood. And then also the JaVale McGee signing just remains is mysterious to me now as it was then maybe more so since he actually hasn't even played as well as he did in Phoenix. I think they're just, they're just searching for rent protection. They clearly have this on again off again love affair with Dwight Powell where he goes away for a while because he's not a rim protector and he doesn't shoot threes. You know, okay, he's not a modern NBA big. Then they just get disenchanted with everybody else like, Dwight Powell, everybody loves life Powell. Come on back in the line. Oh, Dwight Paul had 18 points. Everybody's like, see if this Dwight Powell consummate pro stays ready. And then it's like, oh God, it's still Dwight Powell. Can JaVale can you come back in and like block some shots for us? And clee was injured now. You know, Cleveland would, I think, is their best four or 5 combination if they're going to play two bigs. I think that's the only the only answer, really. Going forward, I said last week with Tim, if they're worried about easing the burden on Luca, they should play Dinwiddie Luca and wood together more. Jason Kidd doesn't want to do that. And frankly, they're -23 in 43 minutes with those three guys on the floor. So I can't argue that he should do it. And I think part of the part or all of the reason is defensively, he just doesn't trust it. He doesn't trust Christian wood at the 5. Christian would at the 5 with Luke on the floor has been wildly successful so far this season, according to the numbers, I would just, I think I would just do it more, let it fly and see what happens, but I understand the hesitancy. And they're getting nothing from Zoom Hardaway, 33% on both twos and threes. Bullock and Finney Smith are just sometimes they'll score zero, sometimes they'll score ten once in a while. They'll score 18, and you'll celebrate, Josh green making a case for more minutes. Good for Josh green, he's a good heady player. He's made half his threes this year, 17 of 32, shooting 78% on twos. He's very selective. He's very selective. Let's reframe it as a positive. He's very selective. That's how I'm going to describe my shot selection when I played pickup basketball. But good for Josh green because it was unfair to him the Desmond bank comparisons. He wasn't the only guy drafted at a Desmond bane. It wasn't the only guy drafted after him. It's like that shouldn't be the litmus test for his entire career. For Sadiq bay and then doesn't bed. Amen. But there just isn't enough juice on this team right now. And that's with Dinwiddie and wood having done their jobs offensively. It's weird that it feels like such a struggle and then you look up and down the roster at the guys who you think would create offense for them from scratch or on the pick and roll and it's like, well, they're all kind of doing their jobs. There's just not enough of them. I guess, I don't know. It's a weird, a weird team. Let's discuss before we
"dwight powell" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"RJ Barrett was not a linchpin of this trade. I think for either side, Utah or New York and clearly for New York, he was never a linchpin because he was in the offer all the way through, basically. Including when he was poison pilled. Utah, some internal discussions happened and in those internal discussions over 6 or 7 weeks, they decided actually RJ Barrett matters to us. He's not a deal breaker, but we want him and if we don't get him, it complicates things to the degree that we're going to need so much draft equity. It might just shut the next out. I think that's interesting and I kind of want to dig in more to that as the weeks go by this summer and fall because something in there was some internal conversation that led them to say, okay, actually, we think this guy's a little better than we thought. That's interesting to me. Yeah, and I also wonder how much of that is they were so aggressive on their picks ask early that when it became apparent that the Knicks weren't willing to just kind of cough up their whole stockpile or the majority of it. I wonder if that may be changed. Some of the equations, some of the thinking. Let's talk about the Mavs, your hometown team, a team that I did a bunch of episodes just sort of like reviewing and previewing teams after the July fireworks before I went on vacation. I did not get to the Mavs, which I'm excited to do that now because this team made the Conference Finals. Like, okay, wow, that's a big deal. And they were pretty competitive against the warriors team that ended up winning the title, obviously it wasn't a long series, but Lucas Luca Luca's a killer. Everyone is frightened of Luca in the playoffs as they should be. And this team had an eventful off season. They blew it with Jalen Brunson by not offering him the four year $55 billion extension in a timely fashion such as that he would take it. He's gone. They are down from three ball handlers, three lead kind of ish ball handlers and Luca who's obviously the lead by far. Dinwiddie and Brunson, which allowed them to play two of those guys at all times in the playoffs when it mattered. They're down from three to two, which means they're gonna have a lot of solo minutes in the burden on Luca is gonna be huge. They acquired Christian wood. What was their big off season move? One of the wild cards I think of this Mavs team is how often are they gonna be adventurous and play Christian wood at the 5 because they also signed JaVale McGee, they still have Dwight Powell, they also have Maxie klebe and Christian wood at the 5 slash at the 5 and they can play both of them together, obviously they actually like that look. That 5 outlook is what they defaulted to when they go and got tough in the playoffs against all their opponents Dwight Powell would come in U.S. starting center Dwight Powell. Okay, two minutes into the game's white pal bye bye. Let's bring in a shooter and go 5 out, JaVale, now JaVale is not going to play 30 minutes a game or whatever. Right. So they're going to try to split the baby, but even as they go 5 out, I wonder how adventurous they're going to be with wood as the only big man with wood who has struggled to defend both centers and stretch force as the only big man do we think we can be good enough defensively because I'll tell you Tim, a lineup like Dončić Dinwiddie Bullock Finney Smith and Christian wood is gonna absolutely light up to scoreboard. You can not guard that lineup. It's ridiculously talented. It's got a lot of shooting around one of the, I don't know, 5, 6, three, two, whatever best players in the NBA, you wanna call Luca. Zoom out, clippers are awesome. Warriors are awesome, just won the championship. Denver is healthy. Phoenix feels like somehow Phoenix took a step back, but roster wise, they have not. They're gonna be a regular season wins me. That kind of playoff loss in the way things played out with 8 in the summer. I've got pretty significant concerns about the sons. I've got concerns too. I share those concerns. I really am anxious to see what Phoenix looks like 12, 14 games in. When if ever does Chris Paul age, do they make an upgrade? They're my favorite Bogdanovich team them in Miami. In the entire league, do they make an upgrade that gives them a little bit of a different like side look on offense other than just endless CP three Devin Booker stuff, which works fine. But either way, unless it's so toxic there. And by the way, you know what helps a toxic atmosphere? A check that adds up to $30 million a year coming my way if I'm Deandre 8. I'm in a little bit of a better mood that coming into the season next year. Even if even if I had to go to another team to get my check and I hear you, it's not the 5 years though. And he felt like he was my understanding his Aiden felt like he got scapegoated after game 7. When it's just like, dude. Oh no, that's a 100% true. He got scapegoated. And by the way, the game 7, it was a disaster. I'll never forget where I was when I watched it. I absolutely believe that losses like that can tilt the franchise sideways that one game that bad with those stakes at home that embarrassing despite COVID stuff that was hovering around the sun. Despite all that stuff, it can tilt your franchise sideways. I just look at the roster, I'm like, unless it's really bad they're going to win a lot of games. So where does Dallas, what do you think of the revamped slightly revamped abs and where do they, where do they fit in? So it was a tough off season. When your priorities to keep gin and Bronson, like you said, you passed on the chance when it was there to sign them to an extension that would have been an absolute bargain. He would have been one of the coveted trade ship, lose him for nothing, and he was your second best player on a team that went to the west finals. That's tough. Christian wood is, to me, one of the biggest wild cards in the Western Conference. That's basically, you know, they essentially gave up the 26 pick, which if they had it, they would end up drafting Jaden hardy there anyways. And four guys into the bench guys, which kind of helped clear up some roster spots that they would have they wanted to move those guys anyway. It's still surprised that Trey Burke is not on the Mavericks.
"dwight powell" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Had a Tatum, I think. Wow. I think the case for Tatum was always, I was kind of penciling in. They had to be the one seed. For him to get it. But I would say it's slight edge to look at this point because you watch what he did today. You can not pull him out of that and replace that with anybody, which is the whole point of most most valuable or all MBA is a little different. It's a little more of a performance achievement. This is like who else could even run that team the way they have it. They're so dependent on all of his decisions for two and a half hours. The quarterback analogy is perfect because it's like watching the Brady short yardage offense where it's like, oh, James White out in the flat. Edelman over the middle. Gronk on the side, you know, that's what he's doing. Play after play. It's fucking awesome to watch. It's really, really, really high level. When do you think you'll pivot to, it's kind of like that Mac Jones throw out to the flare or like that's the flat, flare it out to the flat. No, I was gonna pivot to kind of like Mac Jones. Weaving it downfield to Devante Parker. Finally with a good quarterback. It's a little hop in a step. He's back, baby. Pats are back. You guys from the dolphins. It's like, oh, 7 all over again. I just look at, I feel the same way about the mav supporting cast. As I do about the nuggets, except the Mavs cast makes more sense. The nuggets didn't choose to have the cast they have their time. Two guys are in the gnocchis are just gone. This mask team, it's kind of carefully selected role players that just makes sense with him. And it's an expensive supporting cast, but if you said who's their second best guy, who's their second best guy, I still think it's Jalen 'cause you can kind of carry you when some sessions go awry. I know people are sort of down on him after the class or anything. I just really like Jalen Brunson a lot. But Finney Smith, his passing now, and then you can switch these guys and I'm telling you, Dwight Powell is always had this just max energy and he can move all over the place..
"dwight powell" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"When van Gundy, just let me finish real quick because when van Gundy's like, you know, I think I might try this. That's like the most you're going to get from van Gundy saying that maybe the coach, like his gluco just diced him up every possible way. And the other great thing about this and didn't what he didn't even play in a second half, I don't think. He only 20 minutes today. But not having presenting is out there, despite whatever you think about porzingis. Now you don't really have a thing you can attack. And I love Dwight Powell. I've always liked his game and he's not necessarily someone that you can attack a ton either and so Luca just put on a masterclass today, but I don't look at Milwaukee being like, hey, this is super telling. Maybe it's just really positive about Dallas because I want to give Milwaukee credit for those last two wins. But the previous wins against really good teams. Yeah, I guess the only telling thing is I'm a little worried about their winks. I think everybody needs to have something that you could get really worried about if you stare at it long enough. And they're wings like, you know, the west Matthews. Connaughton, who's on his way back, who I think they're going to really need in the playoffs. Grayson Allen. That's really it. So when you think like who's going to guard Luca on this team, a lot of people have that problem. But at the same time, that really athletic. What happens if they see Zach lavine and demar Derozan in the same series? How are they going to defend those guys when I would say their swings are other than Middleton below average? And you would say, well, holiday, but I don't know, I don't want to use holiday guarding like a 6 7 guy if I don't have to. I don't want to put those miles on them. So that was the takeaway is I didn't feel like that's when you really feel like, oh, Wes Matthews actually plays for this team. You know, you felt that in the Brooklyn game too. I don't think he's like dead like ariza where the Lakers get a reason. You're like, that guy has been good for four years, but he's probably a level above that. Maybe that's it? Yeah, I miss when the Lakers were getting off to a tough start. They kept showing us a reason on the bench, like 5 times a game. Well, once again. He's on his way. Cool. West was assigned to Durant. You know, for all the times we'll look and get really excited about like, who's gonna guard who? I know what you're saying, but then I look at the other wing situations and I'm not as delicate at least I have a drew holiday if I'm going up against Chicago to put on one of those guys. You know, I know he's at least physical enough. I mean, the problem is with Luca. Nobody's really going to stop them. It's a matter of he's going to be hitting his shots that night. And now they're so locked in positionally too, that he's making some of these passes to the spot. Like it's like a quarterback just throwing to a spot, as opposed to looking at how the corner and wide receiver are aligned. It's like, well, look, here's the timing in my head. This is where you're supposed to be. I'm just going to put the ball out there. So they ran pick and roll with Luca a million times. And then even if it didn't work, they've reset it again. And so, you know, I don't know that bud really changed it all that much. They brought pressure, but it was almost way too late. Like that's the thing that I love about Dallas defensively. Like they did different stuff today. They had a zone that like, every time Giannis was ISO to the side, it was almost like a zone look looking at him. I mean, I don't know how many possessions. And then if Giannis were the role or two stayed with the roller instead of two staying with the ball, which is what we see so much, right? And so with Milwaukee on the other side of it, it feels like, you know, I even noticed in the sixers game that they won, harden has no interest in doing certain things that exert energy, which is not unlike harden. But that was nice. Milwaukee. Milwaukee. Milwaukee doesn't attack hard. You're watching those other teams play the sixers and they go, all right, let's go, let's go hunting for Hardin. Milwaukee's like, now we're not going to do that. They didn't even do it. We was hurting a playoff series. Remember all of us, like, going, what's going on here? So, you know, I felt like it was kind of just Luca good to do whatever he wanted. And when Lucas on like that, I mean, it's the reason why we think he's so special. We talked about him on this part on Thursday with Mahoney. The one thing I didn't say that I'll say now is Luca took that first month. I don't want to say took it off, but he was just out of shape and he sucked and ended up getting hurt, miss ten games. I have him 5th for MVP right now. I had a book. I had a Tatum, I think. Wow. I think the case for Tatum was always, I was kind of penciling in. They had to be the one seed. For him to get it. But I would say it's slight edge.
Doncic leads Mavericks to 118-112 victory over Bucks
"Look look at at our our church church the the Mavericks Mavericks were were one one eighteen eighteen one one twelve twelve winners winners over over the the box box dont dont you you scored scored thirty thirty two two points points and and matched matched a a season season high high with with fifteen fifteen assists assists he he also also had had eight eight rebounds rebounds and and scored scored or or assisted assisted in in the the Mavericks Mavericks first first eleven eleven points points of of the the fourth fourth quarter quarter Dwight Dwight Powell Powell had had twenty twenty two two points points and and thirteen thirteen rebounds rebounds for for Dallas Dallas which which is is very very much much in in line line for for home home court court advantage advantage in in the the Western Western Conference Conference quarterfinals quarterfinals you you got got to to take take the the Cooper Cooper led led the the bucs bucs with with twenty twenty eight eight points points and and ten ten assists assists through through holiday holiday had had twenty twenty points points for for Milwaukee Milwaukee which which allowed allowed Miami Miami to to move move closer closer to to wrapping wrapping up up the the top top seed seed in in the the east east I'm I'm Dave Dave very very
Mitchell hits 7 3s, scores 33 points in Jazz's win over Mavs
"The jazz shot fifty four percent in the one fourteen one oh nine down into the Mavericks Donovan Mitchell had a career high seven three pointers and finished with thirty three points when we're down late were executed defensively you know where we're executing offensively who composed we're locked in we're taking care of the ball do not a lot of things necessary to win the game boy and Bogdanovich added eighteen points Mike Conley had fifteen everybody go bear finished with fourteen points seventeen boards and three blocks by data bridge put the jazz up one ten one oh seven by draining a corner three with one twenty eight left look at dodges had twenty three points eleven assists and seven rebounds for Dallas Dwight Powell had a season high twenty two points and Spencer Dinwiddie added twenty I'm the ferry
"dwight powell" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"What do you set his value at? Just in a vacuum. What would you pay Jalen Brown on the soft season? Remember, we just about dejante Mario makes $15 million. Would you pay jail? If that's the bar, right? If the jaunt Murray equals 15 million, then you're probably talking about, I mean, look, he's averaging 16 and 6, almost this season for Jalen Brunson. You're probably talking about somewhere in the ten to 12 million range. Yeah, so it's probably going to be more, right? Because that deal. Exactly. Ari saw that deal a couple years ago, took an under market deal. So it is what it is. So I would say 15 to 20, right? That's probably likely starting salary for Jalen brownson. Next year. So if you're the Mavericks, so 15 to 20, your first question is, do we want to pay them 15 to 20? If you do, 12 decisions easy, right? You don't trade them, you keep and you move about. If you start looking insane, man, start next year, Luca and Chris apps are $79 million combined on our payroll. Just for those two players, then we've got 19.6 where Tim Hardaway junior, 11 for Dwight Powell, ten for regi Bullock. All right, can we pay him 15 to 20 million? And are we ready to push that deep in a larger attacks? So all right, so let's take it a step further. And I go get them this summer. So only three teams with cap space. Detroit, Orlando, and San Antonio. Just talked about it. San Antonio has a million guards. They're out. They're not going to chase jaylen Brunson. The magic, same thing. They've got more guards than they know what to do with they're not going to go after Jalen Brunson. Maybe. Detroit, maybe, but his Detroit ready to say Jalen Brunson's the guy. We're going to drop 20 mil on a year to push things. So then it becomes kind and trade. And that's where it becomes, hey next, yo, what are we thinking here? And that's where it becomes right now. This season is, if you're gonna do.
"dwight powell" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"It's just frustrating to me. To see someone be utilized in a way that he is not best utilized. I think is the fairest way to put it. Right. Right. I would try to run a bunch of pick and rolls with him. I would be like, let's actually roll to the basketball instead of popping out to three. You know, mix it up. You know what I'm saying? That's the thing. Mix it up. You know, started a basket, pop, you know, because right now, I mean, it's gotten to the point where he's easy to guard because you know what he's going to do. You know, and that's one of the reasons why, for me, you know, analytics has this place, but it can't be the end all be all because you've got to be able to you can't you can't be predictable. You got to be able to make people guard you everywhere. So I'm with that. I will say, though, that their best success against Toronto and I don't have the numbers on this, but their best success against Serrano came with Dwight Powell setting screens. Enrolling. So do you do that? Do you run more Dwight Powell out there? And then like put Chris stops in the corner to shoot threes. It doesn't seem like he's real happy to do that. And certainly, you shouldn't pay him $30 million to do that, right? Right. Right. You can stagger and you can put him in lineups where the ball is forced to him. Like, for instance, I mean, you know, who needs a screen more, you know, Luca or jaylen, jaylen Brunson. Yeah. So you could put them on in lineups where Jalen's on the floor. And, you know, that could be Linus where.
"dwight powell" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And my answer is always, you know what sells tickets? Good players winning games. And Jason Kidd, and so like Carmel Anthony didn't sell tickets in the NBA because of his time at Syracuse. He's all tickets in the MBA because he became one of the in some people's opinion, 75 best players of all time. And that sort of thing, you know, LeBron didn't play in college, not a big problem. And kid is a similar thing in that it seems like part of the argument that Niko Harrison and Mark Cuban used to get kid is that he is very popular among players, which is true. But Dallas doesn't have cap space, Dallas doesn't have Luca who you want to, of course, keep happy. But kid has been, you know, he was the worst coach in the league and also like the way he went out at his last two stops is extremely notable. And then the other part about it is I do not want to say that a coach who is bad and one stop is bad for the rest of their career. You could point to various coaches, body Williams is probably the best prominent recent example. McMillan is another one. That just because a coach had a bad stop previously means their bad coach river? Absolutely not. But it means that you should be very judicious about giving them another chance and seeing what it was. And the other part of it is that the Mavericks are privy to a lot more information about what Jason kid feels like what did he tell them he wanted to do with this roster? Did he say that he wanted to start Dwight Powell and Chris stops porzingis together? Because if he did, then you shouldn't hire. Yeah, so that part of it's interesting too. I think that they were probably drawn to Jason Kidd's defensive teams and the success he had defensively at his stop. And that showed in Dallas's point of attack defense against the hawks, which was, oh wait, that's right. Terrible. It was real bad. It was real bad. Look at Jason Kidd's not a good NBA coach. Like it's just kind of is what it is. I understand wanting to change Luka Dončić on some level, but changing Luka Dončić into a guy who runs like playing off ball like half the time and running side pick and rolls as opposed to like middle ball screens. What are we doing here? Sorry, I didn't mean to interrupt you, but I guess I did, but the other part of that is, if you're going to think about that sort of a concept and the Golden State Warriors bring it into the last year. If you're going to go to that approach, you have to have the complimentary pieces that make sense. You're going to take the ball out of Luka Dončić. Okay, I think that's a poor decision, but who else do you have? I mean, Jalen Brunson is really the only other guy that I would trust to run in action on the entire maverick roster. Tim Hardaway can do some secondary stuff. But you don't have a bojan Bogdanovich or some of the like a bigger guy who can do some of that stuff. So the beautiful game doesn't work as well. Yeah, no, it really does not. Let's move on to our next question here. What player surprised.
"dwight powell" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Just hogging all back. That's what the money for. It's like that's what the title was for that. But you gotta remember people. Life would not give him the mvp because he has to the playoffs. That's no longer the case like people might just be like. Yo he's legitimately the best guy in the fucking league. He keeps doing it over and over again and at a certain point we recognize them for it. So that's why i think. The narrative tests shifted on unions because of the champion and way that he did it like he put the team on his back though humans. Ed so we'll see. I mean the qualifier with the honest. How healthy is he going to be. I mean he's been talking about. My niece still hurts from from the final from the playoffs. So if he ends up taking it slower this season taking games off managing it a little differently that might influence his his candidacy here. But i think luke is going to be in the conversation. I think embiid has a better case than we may have acknowledged. Your i think steph is going to be in that conversation all year. And luca. I i mean some of it is just like the stuff that's been come out of camp the stuff that's been coming out even like media day like we're gonna have kristaps porzingis shoot more mid-range jumpers star. Dwight powell was like you know. Look he's easy he's the man you know. But he's got his start. Search some convoluted metaphor. I forget the fucking metaphor. He used basically like share. Your toys type thing. It was about picasso. Did to use other kinds of paints. Right did that happen is actually. He said he said luca is an artist. He's a genius but even picasso needed to learn how to use for bait switch. I don't know how that correlated with chris. Different shades of.
"dwight powell" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And now the has to philo post podcast on a rainy. Dreary monday here on the east coast where it's time to do something we'd never do at espn. And that's talk about the los angeles lakers. Who have all new team around the bron. James and anthony davis this year and played a preseason game on sunday the first game of the nba. They got waxed. Panic is in suing. The lakers house is crumbling. Because bruce brown and the brooklyn nets laid waste to the lakers at staples center to help us sort through. All things lakers the one and only date mcmenamin. How are you sir. I'm doing well but it did. Bring back this memory that had been so buried in the recesses of my mind back in the twenty twelve twenty thirteen season hannah. The last time the lakers did this super team with veteran guys Steve national anton jameson. Dwight howard were added to the kobe. Powell tanda will that preseason Owen seven at it was like it was the pre season so we don't really care but obviously we know sunday. There was no librado russell. Westbrook no carmelo anthony. And and The lakers weren't playing their full squad by any measure. But when that twenty four to two run happened in the fourth quarter by the nets please. please don't have another season. That was quite so difficult to cover that twenty. Twelve twenty thirteen soon. First of all anton jamison rarely gets thrown in with the the national kobe. Dwight powell lakers disaster. Never you rarely gets thrown in. That's nice france on jameson. He was legit veteran. He also was like kind of the whistle blower of that team like he was certainly a guy that was fed up with stuff. That didn't look right. Also anton jameson. Very unique part of his wardrobe assembling process would put his saxon shoes on. I like loafers like dress loafers and then put the dress pants on after that but as soon as it went through the red flag. I'm not signing you to a contract if you do that. That's a red flag. it was. It always stayed with me true or false dave. This is a debate. I've been having any off season for. Nba reasons that will not disclose wearing a hat backwards over age. Forty red flag or not. I believe i've come on this podcast before wearing a backwards early morning recording Over forty no. But i'm knocking on that door in a year and a half so i got you got some time. I think certain scenarios where it's okay. But if it's like your go-to look i agree. It's it's a little troubling all right. Speaking of goto looks Who is what is the lakers. Starting five on day one of the real nba season. Do we even know yet. We don't know what they have seen. So far in what i believe from having conversations in terms of what will be best for this team is ultimately having more nights than not where you have a starting center alongside anthony davis and that doesn't mean that anthony could end up playing fifty five percent of total minutes at center this year. But what are you going to do to keep two guys engaged if you're having both come off the bench. I think that's kind of a redundancy. They can avoid and they don't need to have that happen. So you guys abide howard. Indiana two guys made dwight howard in deandre jordan. That's absolutely yes. Dwight andy. de'andre obviously lebron russell ad. So that's the set in stone players. And then i think the best use of what they have right out would be to go with the andrei because they've already seen dwight in a backup role being a self starter coming in with energy accepting that role still being a team guy. Hyping up people from the bench and the andre in a very small sample size looked good with a d. up a three blocks in the preseason opener and you were reminded of that verticality and physicality they had that led them to the championship of the bubble then to guard. I think is is far more wide. Open there the idea. You could go with the purest floorspace. They have their in wayne ellington. He's been shooting well a camp and gotta go on a little bit on sunday against the nets. but that you could go with none. You could go with leak monk you could go with kemp as more go with theresa. They have a lot of options. There you could even go with my head in my head when you said none in my head what you said they'd go with none. I thought n. e. like none of the above. I know you. I know you met kendrick none none. So you've made me so this whole off season and you and i had a podcast as soon as the rushton's when the restaurant happened when when they signed when pelinka hit it out of the park with the minimum contracts. For guys like me. Mas tha the attack. Emily for country none or the by taxpayer and all the other guys that they got all of the veterans shooters bays more ellington on a reza. I had this like dissonance with the lakers. Where it's like well lebron. Ad set aside all the rosser. Turn all the noise. All the rigmarole when the brandon deer on the floor the lakers have been consistently amazing. Awesome incredible when lebron a deer on the floor in a dis the center. They are like beyond incredible beyond incredible and and that extended last season to their half court. Offense which was sort of the question mark. Everyone had about them in the bubble season before the bubble it was awesome when lebron ad were on the floor and even more awesome when a was playing center. So i look. I've talked to people with the lakers for the last two months. How much centers they'd do you gonna play. Frank vogel is already sick of talking about it. You're telling me that you think are starting center on opening days the andre jordan. I think they're ultimately to come back around to that. Yes now. i'm a little bit more nervous. Because russ plus plus ad plus.
"dwight powell" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"These players that are going to improve, Luca might get better for the Mavs, but who else is? And I don't really have that player. I can point you. So I'm gonna say between M different and bad. I felt like they needed to do something, they're gonna be still good this season, I guess, I guess I'll lean more towards indifferent, right? I can't say it's good, but it's not terrible either. Yeah, and that's basically where I'm at too, because I don't think it was bad 'cause they didn't sign any really awful contracts or do something really dumb. They didn't go all in and trade for a guy who's only going to be there for a year or whatever. It just felt like this off season might have been bigger. I guess, and I guess we spent a year looking at Dallas, and I have $35 million in cap space and they're going to be players for all these guys. And clearly they were setting up to make a run at Giannis and then Giannis came off the board with his extension and then I think they read it right and said, we're not going to evolve in that Kyle Lowry. Stuff, because it's going to cost us a whole bunch of guys and then we're going to have Kyle Lowry Luke and not much else. There. But yeah, I guess I'm in the same spot where I'm more like, let's see. Where that goes. So you kind of alluded to it a couple of minutes ago. What's your biggest question for this team? How do they get better? How does this team get better? Look at their cap situation. It's not like they're going to have money to spend for the next couple of years. And I'm looking at this roster. I don't see a bunch of trade assets here. Now, porzingis suddenly turns it around and is killing it. Maybe by the trade deadline, that's changed, and they've got something in him that they can ship out. Maybe there's some other pieces, you know, maybe a team finds themselves in need of a bid and big and they can move Dwight Powell's got a very movable deal. Maxie clea, but does as well. But do you really want to move those guys and then rely on say Willie Kelly Stein to eat up those minutes in the middle? I just don't see an obvious path for them. Now you mentioned that trade exception they've got, that might be their best shot at really getting better. And even then it's not a huge I mean, it's a big trade exception, but it's not like you're gonna go you're not gonna absorb a $20 million deal or anything like that. No, so that's my big question here is how do they get better? How do they avoid getting stuck to the point where two seasons from now, Lucas frustrated and then the pressure is really on? Yeah, so I'm gonna steal something kind of that you said before. Who becomes that second guy and can it be Kris poisoning us? Can porzingis break through and be an all star level player this year..
"dwight powell" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast
"Good chemistry together. We had another question about the mavs from young beatable. Rhino he asked the recent hire jared dudley and the slowing down of the rumors with marketing and dragons and of course we just saw marketing get traded today. Are there any other potential moves. The mavericks can still make this offseason. Because we're talking about you know guys who can help generate offense for dallas and even though things have been quiet withdrawn which. I don't think that we should you know. Put that to bed here. Because they acquired moses brown who can't be combined in a trade with other players until october first. Anata tober i. That's where theoretically they combined. Dwight powell with moses brown and go get goren drudge so even though that's slow down at a slowdown because right now. They can't trade for drugs but they can trade for him on october first so for dallas. October i is a big date in terms of being able to go after somebody else. All right what's next asha okay. So we're gonna we're gonna do a nun basketball question now. How did this pairing come to be. Who had the bright idea of pairing you two together. What did you think of each other prior. Were you familiar with each other's work. Zack from philly. I don't think we knew each other. At all simmons idea. Yeah i think so. Ooh i forget. I tried to find the email. Our first show was october. Fourth two thousand sixteen. That was our first show. And i'm tate frazier produce that show. I'm not sure who contacted me saying. Hey up on the show with chris vernon This week when did you start at the ringer. I started in august. Two thousand sixteen august. Twenty sixteen okay. Yeah and i. And i was there right at the very beginning to and i think yeah. It was bill because i was i was going to be doing a couple of mba shows. That i was going to be doing This college football show when the ringers still cover college football and so when i had first started one of the days he said one of our new one of our new writers is going to be one of our new writers that we've at the rigor young guy. He's explaining you to me. And he's like I want him to be our zach and he knew i've been friends with zach for log long time and i was like i'm down with it. Whatever go on and so then we got paired together and that was that right. You know what i mean. It was like you just stick with it and we'll see how this works and obviously I don't know if we're the longest pair. We're close to the longest pretty close. Yeah i think. I think sometimes i mean you do like radio appearances and whatnot and podcast appearances. Sometimes there's moments during a recording that you're like this feels a little slow. But i'd say like that first show like that. That felt good. You know. I remember coming off. That felt good appearance. I'm happy with how that went And i i think that was a positive sign early on. So i don't know. Did they make us weekly right. After that first appearance or do. I think there might have been a little break. I don't now i was doing. I was doing to a week and so the way it worked at. The very beginning was I was on with you the first episode of the week and then the second episode. I just had to book it somehow..
"dwight powell" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And so theoretically had Dallas traded for Dinwiddie somebody who I don't think. I think Brooklyn would have done that for a modest price consider. And by the way, like Dwight Powell probably could have helped Brooklyn last year. Sure. I mean, it could, it could have been, you know, like matching expiring salary and pick or something. You know, I don't think I don't think they were asking for much, didn't what he remembered didn't play? So it's not like they were sacrificing mean, anybody. Anybody would have helped last year more than he did because he was hurt. And so for me, that was the opportunity. That was missed by the Lakers and Mavericks and a few other teams is like you just have him. So theoretically in that circumstance, Dallas has dimity in the field. They have us full rights, then there's no question that they can keep Hardaway Jr. And retained annuity. And then they, theoretically could could have gone in, in other directions. And so, I think like, then they. Yep. Please say one or two. They could have kept Josh Richardson. And so like all you could do all of those things and nothing would have been exploited. Maybe you include Richardson, then, would you trade anyway, and so I, I think that that is the like, for a couple teams like the mistake was not this offseason. This, it was just kind of betting on this offseason or or something in that vein. And so, yeah, I don't think Dallas did. I don't think they did a great job, but I also don't think the biggest mistakes they made were now and like Reggie Bullock for the he got basically, the non-taxpayer mid-level reasonable, but not amazing. But I also met again, like, if would have rather had Nicolas Batum. Yeah, probably. But with Nicolas Batum interested in that or was everyone want to go back to the Clippers. I'm guessing you want to go back to the Clippers. So I'm I'm not going to cry over the spilt milk. That was players who might not have been interested through the question. Would I rather? But Sumer Bullock? I might go the other way on that. I might rather have Bullock at this deal than having Nicolas Batum for three years Thirty million. Given more opportunities in terms of age, between was better than Bullock last year, but I kind of think that. So they've been trying to get this three, indeed guy. Next to Luka, who can guard ones and twos and threes,, and essentially just take all of the defensive burden off of doncic. Totally Bullock is a perfect fit for that. Like, he's a better shooter than what Josh Richardson was last year and he's essentially like the same kind of player, just a better shooter and therefore fits their mold a little bit more in terms of the way their offense operates. Yeah, that's fair. Part of it. For me, is the idea that with Batum, you can go after a different defense of concept. I thought he actually worked with the small ball five. And so it's harder in many ways. It's harder to find those guys as hard as it is to find the 3D wings and block. He's more like, I think that's more of a fit within a scheme, rather than a bike central part of the defense, which is fine. But you need to put your players like that tip. And so yeah, it's again, but a totally reasonable contract and opting in college. I was intriguing. I think that you know, it's far from horrendous. But like I think that was an indicator that the new front office for the Mavs didn't really think they were going to do a ton with our cat face. And also like you took off of four million dollar contract. Let's say Kyle Lowry says, yes, and that 4 million is an impediment. No big, whoop. You can move that..
"dwight powell" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Raptors they see drag it is a very tradeable guy who they can get assets for that they like or get financial relief you know. The mavs are not flush with draft picks to throw into a trade after the porzingus deal so Dallas has already tried to get him and hasn't been able to dislodging. I think everybody knows if garage ends up on the free agent. Market dallas is going to zoom to the top of his list. The chance to play alongside. Luca danni the chance to reunite and eager kokoschka off. The former son's head coach is going to be on this dallas coaching staff. Next to jason kidd dallas is the natural landing spot at the mavs. Just don't have an easy trade to make for him. Yes they could said. Dwight powell and ex to toronto raptors wanna take in white palace contract. Can the mavericks put enough drafts sweeteners. With a do they have any way to make that deal more exciting for the raptors or the raptors going to the raptors. It probably makes more sense for them to keep drag it and try to find a trade that they like better. There's everything i hear. There's no way toronto's gonna buy him out. why would they. I mean he is. He is a trade chip and in this sign and trade deal for lowry. All they got was dragging impresses the jewish. They didn't get any draft compensation for miami. Now a chula is a recent first round. Pick so obviously from everything. I've heard that's a player. Toronto is really excited to get but they surely think they could turn dragged into more so eventually. Do i see dragon dallas. Yeah but how long is that. Gonna take yeah. I was told pretty strongly as well. They're not buying out goran dragic. That's just not going to happen and you're right why would they like. He'll probably ultimately report. He may grumble when he does it. But a few months with the raptors a think the raptors will deal with that. If it means they can get something of substance they like back in return and dragic is still play. There's a somewhat reasonable argument to be made about. How much better. Miami got with the kyle. Lowry dragic slot. I think they got better. But i mean you got. You're talking about a pretty reliable offensive player in drug has a good relationship with jimmy butler. Good relationship with that team. So that's valuable player in dallas and you want to be in that mix. I think we both agree. Luca need some help down there and dragic would be that guy no question look that that was their priority to get a secondary ball handler. Lowry was at the top of their list. Dragages someone they're very interested in but you know what the mavs weren't going to do is just say okay. We didn't get lowery so now. Let's try to get the dinwiddie sweepstakes. Let's let's just give dennis schreuder whatever we have left. They want to upgrade their. But they don't want to just throw money at at anybody they can get they wanted me wanna be more judicious about it in. The reality is like for dallas. I mean their biggest.
"dwight powell" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"You know like you said in that span. Usa game bill. he can bring it. He can get stops across multiple positions with kai jones. I mean if you're charlotte here you have a young potential blossoming star and lamelo ball. I'm really into the idea of jones here. Just because of like he's so raw and you don't know what he's going to become necessarily. But i can at least for see him becoming a a rim running big who get up and down the floor. Forty blocks shots inside. He can switch screens potentially like he he struggled. That doesn't matter quite as much for charlotte because lamelo is going to be handling the ball so much like you don't have to worry about him quite as much as being a decision maker at the top of the key because of the way you run your offense so i think i jones here with the balance of role playing potential and three years in addition to really high long-term upside with us. Ross i take a swing for the fences here. I like the point charts. Spain in that piece about how texas has weird. They done a good job at pumping. A big is that at least seem competent. Nba games. Do you like your kyle. It's a good point that you're making about lamelo. I mean lamelo is the as it in. The and i like lamelo is the type of playmaker like talent. Wise that if you are a big guy and you can run and jump and chew gum. He's gonna just feed you over and over again. It's this dwight powell thing like you know the way could just make wipeout a great. It's a no fences wipeout but Yeah chi makes sense. I do like aruba like positionally. I think you kinda come into a situation where you have. Pj of miles yoruba like those those four guys together. I think the kyw makes sense as like a as vertical spacer. Who's there other like legit pick and roll vertical spacer on that roster snob near metro. Cody zeller who's afraid. Yes so now are very vertical right. I mean it does make sense on that level outdoor one t here. I mean like does and i. I've actually heard some rumblings. I don't think that they'll do it here. But what do you think about isaiah jackson here. I know you're gonna make fun of mikhail suit acer. Yeah he's a. He's a vertical space. I'm not the biggest early for him. Yeah it's too early. I mean i get the idea of it. And i think it's also worth mentioning here. Charlotte's been connected to miles. Turner and trade talks on clear if that involves the number eleven pick but if you are going for a big in a trade does that change the equation with what you're targeting here in the draft would you maybe go for a wing instead. You know like like we've mentioned giddy a bunch of times here still on the board i may maybe for san antonio is the perfect fit there with us next pick but is there any logic to do and we've seen lamelo share the ball with terry rozier. He shared the ball of the vodka. Graham having another wing who can handle for you. I'm i'm intrigued by the idea of giddy. Even though i lean towards a big at the spot. I like the giddy lane for this reason. I think it's easy to find big guys who can run and jump now in free agency all over the place. 'cause really teams can only play one. There's only one guy per roster at this point you know some some things might have to but really it's one per roster always seems like you could trade for them in the fact that atlantic capella for what they got two years ago. Who's like the finished. Best possible version of kijang. I don't like the idea taking big guys this high. When it's such a perimeter league now you know. When i feel like i can get guys later i can get nick claxton with the thirty second. Pick or whatever you know. Travesty i think I really liked the thought of giddy here. Even though it doesn't fit the big guy thing. I like getting lamelo high q. Malleable fun to play with guys. Like more of those types that he can toys for him because he's the guy. I'm building around right. I can go get runner jumper guys. they're valuable. I can get them every year. There's five i can go get but the the to find other malleable hayek q. Passer guys. I don't know i think this is the right. Spot for giddy members are disappointed right now then yet great. That's another reason take. We're taking getting so the spurs. This would be their backup. So so i would assume they're garuba waiting to happen but mia just made the case really quick for is it mitchell. Like a very spurs he kinda guy i know there. They have You know. Dijon murray they got derek weight. But it's not like i don't know it's not like they want a few titles with those guys like in they feel pretty tradable to either of those tayside just say like mitchell just seems spurs at him. I don't think they'll take mayor. But i just want to bring it up. Low fowleri there for san antonio you mentioned over you wanna flip. Murray or white. They're both making around fifteen million dollars. The next three years from our in the next four years for white so like that option could be there quite easily. If mitchell were the pick hair. I mean ultimately like for san antonio i be crushed no giddy. No schengen no wagner. I'd be very disappointed with the style. There I mean i think aruba. Gruber makes a lot of sense this roster. I love the front court next purnell. Neither of those guys can shoot guy. I like schengen more. Because i see shooting potential with him but you know gruber could be suspect available hair. So i'd be happy with rubel um instead of davy on mitchell coyote with an underrated thing i was going to tack on about Garuba is he might be the best interior passer in the draft..
"dwight powell" Discussed on Dallas Hoops Fancast - A Podcast for Dallas Mavericks Fans
"Like i know the mavs probably could use another big but you need a big that you can have come off the bench and dramas just not gonna come bench now if he someone people made if you could points on twitter if he was traded here he wouldn't have a choice like he would have to come off the bench. Yeah but now. We'll be happy like would that cause more problems. I just need for it. I wouldn't use any assets for drummond. He could trade. Dwight powell well. Yeah but you'd have to trade three dwight powell's to match the contract dorian. I mean of drummond. So if they traded for him fine. I'd be surprised But i do think they need another big backup. Pig has to be better. Can't continue to be collie stein. Ole big well. They're going to have to give up. No they don't they're gonna have to give up something to get somebody. Yeah i think if they got andre drummond i would not be upset just because i don't think it works doesn't mean i'm going to be like oh. This is stupid like if they got him. I'd be like all right. You know what would happen. Yes i hope it works. And like i would really hope that it would work because that would be awesome like while. I don't think it's a good fit. And i think that a lot of his numbers are empty. Like i don't know reuven. I don't know everything. I could be wrong and i am. That would be awesome. But you know if i think about it logically and just really study everything i i don't think he's a good fit those cleveland fans when they got drummond they were happy for about ten games and then they realized the guy doesn't do anything like he's getting rebounds and he's getting points they don't win but they're not and it's like when you according to fans it's like it's the weirdest thing you've ever seen to see a guy gets so many numbers and you're like why are we down by thirty. You know it. So the fact that they were done with him ten ten games into his career in. Cleveland tells me all i need to know. We don't have to to a whole long. Andre drummond segment although i did write an article on dallas dot com about him that you can read once you But yeah i don't. I have no predictions for the trade deadline. If anything happens obviously we'll do a pod here But i think that's pretty much it for this.
"dwight powell" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Next update is at 8 24 7. Coverage at WB Ape calm Was very for the ball. Didn't move way were distracted. We didn't help each other defensively. Very disappointing. You can hear the frustrating and his voice Rick Carlisle after last night's game in Salt Lake City, Good morning for Mercedes Benz and playing a sport says Come, Steve Lamoreaux was one of those nights for the Mavs. They were down in the 1st 30 to 1969 48 the break. Utah's hot They've won 10 in a row, topping Dallas 1 16 to 1 of four maverick hoping to take advantage of having during Finney Smith, Josh Richardson and Dwight Powell back on the floor after missing the number of games because of Cove in 19, and the health and safety protocols, But the chemistry this wasn't there. Alice, losing their third in a row falls to eight and 21st place in the Western Conference standings right now, and the road doesn't get any easier there in Utah again on Friday night. Jason Witten announced yesterday that after 17 seasons in the NFL He's gonna retire Sign a one day contract in March with cowboys so you could retire as a member of the team replayed 16 of his 17 seasons and we're talking 30 minutes ago about prop bets on the Super Bowl. New Jersey. What's Virginia and Indiana? Three. The states were sports betting is legal have said yes to allowing people to bet on what color The Gatorade will be that gets tossed on the winning coach. Those states also Said yes to offering whether player would retire after the game and who the M V P would think first. They're also taking a bet. On if any scoring drive will take less.
"dwight powell" Discussed on Dallas Hoops Fancast - A Podcast for Dallas Mavericks Fans
"Starting center can't even average more than four four nine four point six four point six nearly five and so that's why you can't get a defensive rebound. I think you're right. I'm going to sell it. Because when chris ups comes back but i mean i'm buying he could easily idea of what it means. He could easily average ten average more than porzingis. Next maxine is shooting forty five percent overall and forty seven percent on three pointers tonight. He weighs three for six on three pointers. So he's shooting percentage even went up on that but forty five overall and forty seven on three pointers. I'm going to buy it. I don't think he'll shoot forty seven. But i think he'll be in the forties especially because we wanna make sure we don't start him. Yes i think that like all of his shots have been wall. That we're not so i mean i i'm going to buy it that he's gonna have a solid season because he did last your except for the bubble. I mean obviously yeah. Forty-seven percent probably not going to continue. But so far it is next. Luca is shooting sixty five percent on shots at the rim within three feet compared to seventy five percent last season yemen to sell that as well i think he'll go back up to near seventy percent or seventy five percent like he did last year. Couple of things pausing again isn't there. He is a huge floor. Spacer to the lane for the mavs. Especially when we're playing dwight powell where he doesn't create any space whatsoever that pump fake though yes that pompey on another level like he goes all the way up. Yeah it's not telegraphed at all. It's like yeah so i think he'll get that back and he once he gets his game leagues also known as basketball shape. Yeah so i mean. I'm not saying he's overweight. I wish i looked like luca. If god sometimes i'm watching the mavs okay. I'm not. I know where you're going with this.
Mavs' fears confirmed with season-ending injury for Powell
"Mavs lost big man. Dwight Powell to the season-ending isn't ending Achilles injury last night this was hard to watch and trace. You could tell right away right. They confirmed it. That it's a full rancher but you could see it. I've seen too many these injuries injuries. And you know when it's non contact you already know either. ACL's an Achilles and you just hate to see that. Unfortunately this had the same durant. We're the rain all right. Because he was so Americans. They're looking for different types of players. They have trade assets because porzingis has been unreliable healthwise this year. They may not have to examine the market for a big man. This is a little bit. What we expected from porzingas right? I mean I mean the first year back from a twenty month layoff like Paul George. Gordon Hayward Soreness we'll see what
Doncic, Powell lead Mavericks past Embiid-less 76ers, 109-91
"The Dallas Mavericks that the two game losing streak as they rallied to beat the Philadelphia seventy Sixers one oh nine ninety one so the man's approved the twenty four fifteen well the seventy Sixers dropped to twenty five and fifteen with a tale of two halves seventy Sixers build up of fifty forty one lead at half but was all males in the second half as they outscored the seventy Sixers sixty eight forty one putting thirty two sixteen in the size of the third quarter which turned the game around look at doctors had nineteen points twelve assists Dwight Powell nineteen points twelve rebounds to lead the mails well to alliance Heris at twenty to lead the seventy Sixers Bob Stevens Dallas