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NFL to require players to wear masks on sideline
"Network, the league starting this week, imposing more aggressive covert 19 guidelines, players for one who are not in the game or are not wearing a helmet must now our mask on the sideline or a double layered gator players will have less time to interact with their Teammates and opponents after games and it seems traveling party will be reduced.
SEC shuffles games, pushing back Arkansas-Missouri, UT-Vandy
"The southeastern conference's shuffled its football schedule including pushing back the Arkansas Missouri and Tennessee Vanderbilt game set for Saturday no make up date has been announced for either game the league said it is postponed the Arkansas Missouri game because of a combination of positive tests contact tracing and the resulting quarantining within the Arkansas program Vanderbilt and Missouri will now meet Saturday to make up a game that was postponed on October seventeenth I'm Dave Ferrie
Pope Francis meets with NBA players at the Vatican
"I've NBA players Kyle Korver, Sterling Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Anthony Tolliver and Marco Double. Nellie and representatives from the league had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican today. ESPN reports, the pope initiated the audience because he wanted to discuss the MBA's racial injustice initiatives and how the players brought attention to the issues.
No Swim Advisory Issued For Downtown Miami, South Beach
"A no swim fishing and boating advisory is up for Biscayne Bay between the MacArthur Causeway and the Rickenbacker Causeway. Ah, leaking a 16 inch wastewater pipe near the Intercontinental Hotel said about 120,000 gallons of untreated waste into the water. The league had Since been contained. Florida's high high speed speed passenger passenger rail rail system system will will soon soon include include a a
Pope meets with NBA players to discuss social justice
"NBA players met with Pope Francis today the Vatican and it wasn't asked him to join the pickup game. Stead Sterling round Jonathan. I said Kyle Korver, Anthony Tolliver in Marco Belinelli would use her private audience with the pope to talk to him about social justice issues. They also fill them in on some of the programs they and the League of launch to promote social, racial and economic equality in communities across America.
Mahomes outduels Carr to all but wrap up AFC West
"Out in front of allegiance stadium. Where the raiders lost a heartbreaker thirty five to thirty one basically. It came down to who had the ball last. And that would be the defending champion super bowl chiefs in under a minute scoring. After the raiders. Had the go ahead. Touchdown there with jason win in the fourth quarter. The chiefs come back march down. The field home says a typical mahomes fashion Very flawless on the car does get the ball back. But there's an interception and that one sealed the game win for the chief so that she's advanced to nine and one atop the afc west. Adam when you start looking here at what the afc west looks like. There's a lot of teams vying for that. Wildcard spot that. The raiders will be standing in line for a meeting. Some more winds to keep in that contention for that spot so right now. What did the raiders do right in this game that they can take away from this one. Look at the offense. The offense was was not only efficient but just good. It was dynamic at that everything and had to do starting with derek carr who i thought had a really good overall game. You mentioned the interception. I mean that's just desperate situation trying to pick a chunk play downfield to nelson agholor when you're not miles and no real way. That's really worked. The ball downfield. And you need a touchdown. You needed yards quickly. And they tried to force something and didn't work out. But i think you throw that out just because of the situation and you look at everything else that he did in the game of was just great. And you know before the intersection with twenty. Three of thirty two seventy And a couple of those were drops solving really barely had any off target throws the entire day Went you know. Blow for blow with pat mahomes. And the vaunted kansas city chiefs offense. You take a lot out of that offense or performance and defensively. I think you know you you kind of know what. The raiders are Good spots for for the most part they're inconsistent They've had some games where they came up with a big play here and there but really nothing That you can necessarily hang your hat on and you're going to game against the best offense in the league when you didn't practice all week i mean there wasn't a whole lot of positive situations for the defense. But they found a spot here and there to make a stop and know they did enough to keep them in the game until that last drive in the last drive was just you know the best quarterback in the world operating You know in ideal situation of being in a hurry up offense just need to get down the field for a field goal or a touchdown and a defense that was just kind of grasping at straws or make a stop and they couldn't but i think what you take out of it positive is. The offense is really good and it's good enough to win a game pretty much every
Friday’s Apple Cup between UW Huskies, WSU Cougars canceled
"Has prompted the Pac 12 to cancel this year's Apple Cup. The game was supposed to be played between Washington State and you double on Friday. The Washington state is unable to feel the roster after a number of players tested positive. The game will be declared a no contest by the league. This will be the first time the two teams won't play since 1944.
Carmelo Anthony returning to Portland on a one-year deal
"ESPN reports 10 time All star Carmelo Anthony is re signing with Portland for the league minimum. It is just 51 points of past Tim Duncan for 14th Old time on the MBA scoring list guard containing its Caldwell Pope has agreed to a three year deal to return to the Lakers
Houston Astros drop Round Rock Express as club’s Triple-A affiliate
"There's some big changes happening in minor league baseball. The Houston Astros are moving their Triple A affiliate from round rock to surely and they've also signed a deal with Sugarland skaters. Which was previously an unaffiliated independent club. This is part of a growing trend among Major League baseball franchises, which are taking ownership of their minor league affiliates.
Donald Trump's disregard for our transition rituals threatens democracy
"Have you noticed. This is not normal. The president openly trying to say only the votes for him should count talking about sailing election. No legal path to succeed. We've been reporting on how those michigan republicans were welcomed at the white house after being shamed in their own home state for what they were doing. And donald trump is also taking petty moves that basically delay or mess with aspects of the transition. They won't mess with the transfer of power. All of this. We want to show tonight with. The evidence is a radical break from a longstanding. Bipartisan approach to the peaceful transfer of power in america that look forward to talking to the president so honored that he was attended with hospitality to me. And my wife. Yesterday didn't need to do this. And i am most grateful that He would do so good morning last night. I had a warm conversation with president. Elect barack obama. I congratulated him and senator biden on their impressive. Victory told the president-elect he can count on complete cooperation for my administration as he makes the transition to the white house. My number one priority. In the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures dental is successful. We turned presidential historian. Michael beschloss what contrast you see from there to now well once again are a donald trump tonight as a category of his own. Go all the way back to john adams who lost to the guy who was at that time as you know his political enemy. Thomas jefferson. Adams was angry about being defeated by jefferson. And he didn't hang around for the inauguration that tradition adopted established yet so adams got an a stage coach and went back to massachusetts before jefferson was born in but it began this tradition. That even when you have an incumbent president who is angry at the guy who beat him for reelection. Herbert hoover in one thousand nine hundred ninety three and franklin roosevelt over to the white house to talk about how they should transfer power even when they rolled up to the capital roosevelt and hoover sat in the back of an open car. They shared a lap robe. If you could believe it didn't talk much. But that's a tradition. And as you say the tradition is running alongside both the rules constitutional requirements and the norms that much abuse a framework or term in the last four years That provide a buffer a provide a context all this. We just showed the outgoing president's michael stays with us. We want to show michael. And our viewers the other cases where we have seen the candidates as mentioned who lost just conceding with some eye on their place in history john mccain making what for him was a painful concession to barack obama in two thousand and eight hillary clinton in that loss that shocked so many including many in the republican party. She got up the next morning and gave that speech pledging cooperation to president-elect trump and sixteen we've seen presidents who lost reelection like trump did face the music the people of the united states that made the choice and of course. I accept that decision. But i have to admit not with the same enthusiasm that i accepted the decision for years ago. People have spoken. And we respect the majesty of the democratic system. I just called governor clinton over in little rock and offered my congratulations. he did run a strong campaign. I wish him well in the white house. You know michael you deal with facts and evidence you have a rigorous process between where you start and publishing one of your history books. How do you measure class. Because what i see there is something. That's hard to prove. But i feel it inside which is across ideology in parties. We've just seen many different presidents showing a type of class or even grace that is absent right now at the white house. We're going to ari. I've got two sons who are now in their twenties but they used to play a little league and every time they played a game even if they lost they would shake hands with the winning team and say good game. That was assumed this. That's that's american. What is not. American is to claim when you didn't win to be a poor loser you try to be out of keeping with the tradition of all those guys you just showed even richard nixon who is not thought of in history as a particularly gracious winner. Nineteen sixty gets beaten by john kennedy. He was very angry about it and it was very sad about it but he goes out and tells us supporters in los angeles in america. Once a decision is made we unite behind the candidate who was elected that was even before the final results were. Yeah that's great a great example. You're given off as we say off the top of the dome michael We have one more for you. And that is al gore. Who did have this tight legal challenge. Everyone remembers frustrating. For both sides in the run up to it and then of course frustrating for the person losing so narrowly having won more votes overall total across america. Al gore take a look now the. Us supreme court has spoken. Let there be no doubt while. I strongly disagree with the court's decision. I accept it. I accept the finality of this outcome. Which will be ratified next monday. In the electoral college and tonight for the sake of our unity as a people and strength of our democracy. I offer my concession. If i may be a little optimistic here at the end of the week michael ask you to guide us. What would you as someone who cares deeply about america. What would you tell citizens both parties neither party whatever. What is incumbent upon the rest of us to do if we never get that concession from this president. What do we do from here together. We just say the. Donald trump is a gross aberration. Get him out out the door. The door doesn't hit him on the way out on the twentieth of january and say we demand our leaders that they do. What all those other candidates that you show tonight did show some graciousness and understand that democracy is more important. Listen to what al gore said. He didn't say. I agree with the supreme court decision in bush v gore. He says for the sake of our democracy. I offer my concession. Most canada's most presidents love democracy want to unite the country. Donald trump is a gross aberration and exception to that tradition. Soon he'll be gone. Michael beschloss gets the word on that. Thank you sir.
NBA free agency: How rosters are taking shape
"The nba has scared off teams. An agents after the bogdonovich mess this week. We're not getting a whole wave of signings. Nobody yet right before we were getting ready for the nba draft the other night. We did a podcast and we talked about the bogdonovich deal. You said bogdanovich is going to have moments that will live forever he bucks. This is not what you meant. When you said that that bogdonovich would have moments that would live forever in bucks history. You did not mean that he would screw up everything with his potential signing in a trade with the milwaukee bucks this is such a an incredibly fascinating story because it all happened in the midst of the draft. This mix story comes out that an agreed to anything. And he's actually mad about this and it's like and then there's people saying i this is just a cover up so they all get in trouble but this is crazy like you have a situation where a guy worked out a deal. Three days before free agency was going to begin. We always kind of operate in the nba with a wink. Wink last year after everything that went down the nba sent memos out to everybody to really scare them and say hey. This isn't how it's going to be anymore. We got enough complaints. And we're going to change things and then within literally by the next time this comes about we have maybe the most egregious o of any of the situation that we've seen at least everybody else when they're working out their deals and they're recruiting players. They keep it quiet. This was not a quiet and in fact was out there for the world to see a deal that was not allowed to be made being made behind closed doors and then getting reported and so obviously that was just not going to happen. They were not gonna let that thing go through and now what ends up as a result is what you said. We get two free agency. Yes everybody's been working. These deals out for a week and usually or longer and usually it hits free agency and guys like whoa jr and guys like shams and even you unload the clip at five one. You know it's like this guy signed here. This guy's i near this guy sign here. It's it's very obvious that everybody's deal did not get done in one. Minute's time that deal was already agreed to and they had to wait until it could be official. Now we're not getting things announced like we usually would because everybody wants to put up the guys that the deals not worked out because of the bogdanovich crap right. Yeah i mean sure does seem like that. I just got off the phone with a team executive right before we started the podcast and and we went back and forth about that and his impression as as as as everybody else. I talked about that. It's going to be a little bit more slow moving with these deals because teams and agents have to put up this front that oh where are they going to zoom meeting after the time of free agency open like come on serious here. That's you know. I talked to somebody earlier today. Who remarked it's kind of a shame that in example is being made out of another small market team like the milwaukee bucks with this whole situation and i. I understand looking at it from that perspective. This is not the milwaukee bucks at all. They're trying to do is improved their team when they have this transcend talent once in a generation in of kumbo and they're trying to do everything possible in order to keep that player. And you know we talk all the time about stars going to big markets stars leaving small markets in an is kind of a shame that it happened that way With that slam unless you view it from one of their competitors at unless you're doing it for sure their competitors are like they're cackled about this. They're laughing but they're also there were also by all reports calling the league and saying t retail telea. Where where let's say you weren't negotiating with the guy. You were waiting until he hit restricted free agency. And then you can recruit and extend your offer sheet whatever. So let's just say let's act like some teams are playing on the up and up when that when when before. He can even be up for restricted free agency. A report comes out that the deal is done. You better believe if i was one of the bucks competitors. I'd be like yo no no. This is not like this. Is exactly what y'all sent the memo out for sure and we didn't and i didn't even get a chance to recruit this guy. I didn't even get a chance. These guys are getting deals. Done three days before free agents even starts like no screw that and so the league an inevitably has to come down on them. I mean i mean ultimately it's also probably the most egregious example considering evolves a an extension. You know john extension a new contract. Because he's a restricted free agent A sign and trade and it also involves a player you know having to have his deal guaranteed or santia silva. There's all these factors into it that you know and just the fact that it. It spreads so quickly. That night. When i when i first reported that the bugs will pursue a sign and trade with bogdan bogdonovich. The hawks are also expected to pursue a sign and trade for our rather send an offer sheet bogged down bogdonovich. You know everybody was talking about it in the league. It spread fast fast fast. And it's still clear what exactly happened. There's a lot of finger pointing from a single direction. What happened who leaked a. You know who confirmed it and all this stuff regardless something was lost in translation that night. You know like ten to midnight east coast. I'm when all that stuff really started trickling out fast. And they had a framework that was agreed to but no final agreement necessarily and so somewhere along the lines some party jumped the gun or it was portrayed as being jumped the gun but It's the the nba hat to set that example. I think i mean. I feel i feel for the bucks and i feel for smart smaller teams but it can be a problem and ultimately. I think that's probably where the league is drawing the line with what's happening there. It's just like you see those signings at six. O one right right after free agency opens five year deal. You know the brand new team. It's like really. They just negotiated this in a minute. And i'm not sure where the line should be. I'm not sure. I don't think it's enforceable. I don't think it's enforceable and so this really is just making an example of the bucks and then everybody else involved in the situation. Now he's probably gonna head somewhere else. Vince carter said earlier today on. Espn maybe atlanta. I would bet on atlanta to.
A Face-Punching Legal Battle
"The ufc has an overwhelmingly dominant position as the biggest promotional organization that runs fights in mixed martial arts. It likely made close to a billion dollars in revenues last year. And that's estimated to be as much as ninety percent of all the revenues in mixed martial arts and it achieved that dominant position both by successfully managing and promoting the sport but also by buying out all of its biggest rivals in getting all of those top fighters from its rivals to fight for it. So you have. These numbers are not public but these estimates come from nash analyzes the business and finances of mixed martial arts for the website. The bloody elbow. He's our guide to this world and is the lawsuit filed by the former fighters against the ufc has unveiled all these documents. That show what the fighters get paid. We had an inkling. We had an idea but now we have like concrete numbers. Okay so here. Are some of the points made by the fighters and here are some of the. Us's agreements i the fighters argue that they simply get paid a much smaller share of the ufc's revenues than athletes and other major sports leagues. And this is true. Those new documents from the court hearing revealed that fighters get paid roughly twenty percent or less of ufc revenues in a given year for the major basketball baseball hockey and football leagues athletes. Get paid close to half of what they're leaks make and in boxing the other major combat sport. It's even higher close to sixty percent of boxing. Revenues goes to boxers. And one of the reasons john says is it. There are several major. Boxing promoters trying to sign fighters it's just a more competitive market so for the fcc. The fighter has to pitch to the of c. To hire him to give them a fight because he needs to be in the afc to make money were in. Boxing promoter has to find a fighter and convince him to let him promote them. Because he's the person drawing the money in response to the fighters. Ufc's arguing that even though it's fighters getting smaller share of its revenues. Those fighters are still getting paid more money over time because the ufc is making more in revenues over time so the overall level of the fighters pay is still going up and john says if the us seaward some other kind of company that response might be enough to win the case if the fighters are just like other workers and their pays going up. Why would it matter. If the fighters are getting a smaller share of the sports revenues than the athletes in other sports. What makes this case different honest with the plaintiffs argue is that the fighters aren't workers like a typical worker on a factory line. The fighters are the product and as the product. That's being sold. They deserve a share of the sales. Dmc has also argued that nick martial arts is still a young and growing sport should not be compared against established. Sports leagues plus. Dear makes the case that a big reason it makes so much. Money is not because of how great it's fighters are because of how good the you have c. is at putting on big lucrative fight nights that effectively. Ufc has a special ingredient that it adds to its fight cards john. Nash is a little skeptical of this one. But what is the special sauce is a little confusing. When of would claim it's their production. It's the way they things but then can you be more specific because you know. Boxing does the same thing they they promote fighters they put on events they they make packages that you know all that stuff that seems to be part of the special sauce is done by other other promotions plus john says if the ufc does have a special sauce and the specific fighters don't matter too much. Then why did the ufc go to such lengths to buy out its rivals and get their fighters and why does the ufc put restrictions in the fighters contracts that prevent them from fighting for other promotional companies. Look there's lots of other complexities in this lawsuit. For example the ufc also makes its fighters except the sponsorship deal with reebok and keeps a lot of the money from that deal the fighters say they could get their own sponsors which they used to be able to they would get paid more but really we're just scratching the surface here on this lawsuit and it probably has a long way to go anyways. But what is clear is that the lawsuit is a fight. About worker power the former fighters say they lost power to negotiate their pay because a ufc made the market for their talent less competitive the ufc disagrees and has argued that it should not be punished for being a successful company by the way we emailed a spokesperson for the ufc about the lawsuit. They have not yet responded. What's also clear right now. Is that the financial life of a lot of you. Have fighters is really hard fighters who are not highly ranked will sometimes get as little as ten thousand dollars for a fight and finders will have at most a few fights a year and they pay a big share of their earnings to their fight camps. The places that run their training and provide coaching things like that and so these former fighters are basically suing the ufc for what they believe they are owed what they argue they would have made if the ufc had allowed a competitive market for their services. Nate quarry one of these x. fighters says they're also hoping that the ufc has to change. Its approach to paying fighters going forward. We deserve our seat at the table. Whether it's talking about sponsorships whether it's negotiating our purses whether it's being able to fight for someone else free agency that's what we truly need in the sport where the fighters will have the ability to really test out the free market and see what our values this episode of the indicator was produced by jamila huxtable. In fact check by sean sal donya indicators paddy hirsch and is a production of npr.
Taysom Hill, not Jameis Winston, to start at QB for New Orleans Saints
"To talk about the big news in the NFL today, which is that Taysom Hill is starting Sunday for the New Orleans Saints. And if you're in ESPN fantasy owner, you can use him at tight end. That is the dumbest. Your league will not allow me to do that. Sleeper is worrying picked him up and I cannot do that is the dumbest thing ever. He's played tight end like he plays every he's a utility player, but he Yeah, I like that. I like that. What is he listed at? Nothing. He's a quarterback, but he lines up a receiver. He plays special teams. I think you should be listening Fantasy as utility because he's not good enough. Okay if he was like a star And you. Could you like a star quarterback? I mean, okay, but it's Taysom Hill. I think. Just have fun with it and let you should be all who is the Steelers. Um, he was a tight end of the running back Jalen Samuel Jalen Samuels that this happened a couple years ago. That is so I could use him and running back or tied down. That is so different that we use the title of your own Carry sweet all know, in fantasy that Quarterbacks get more points week to week. It's just the way the scoring format generally goes. It doesn't mean they're more valuable because the variance between you know the fifth best quarterback and fantasy in the 15th best quarterback. A lot of times is not that much, but in terms of how much they score. They average usually between 15 and 20 points per game, even for the middle to your guys, Whereas running back, you're hoping to get 15 20 out of your great out of the greats, so I get a taste of Hill starting at quarterback for a high powered offense. With easy match up against the Atlanta Falcons to have him at tight end, which has been a wasteland for fantasy this year where you have to why I pray, do it. Just tight end is useless anyway, of course, where you should do it. It's completely unfair to whoever has to go up against two quarterbacks, 100% agree, but it's not something that happens every week. And I think it's fun. I think I think ESPN should drop the tight end eligibility from Taysom Hill. If I could just dropped right out of the general, I would suggest the all commissioners out there that play on ESPN or maybe yeah. Who does it, too. Too, even though if he even if he has eligibility on the site outlawed in your league in the honor in the In the name of fairness do not allow anyone in your fantasy league to put Taysom Hella tight. If it was up to me, I was starting at quarterback was up to me and fairness. I would just be out lowing tight end in general, but yeah, that's that's a scheming hot take from you that Just let's get rid of him for years now trying to pitch to get rid of it. Because if you don't I mean, I have Travis Kelsey this year, But if you don't it's we talked with Travis Clay or not. I'm sorry. My clay yesterday about The position in general. That's why it's a wasteland. So to me, you get one week of it getting a quarterback there. I like it. I say ride with it. Okay, So anyway, is not on the fantasy part of this. Although there is a lot there to go on with Taysom Hill. There is the simple headline of they are not putting in James Winston. They're putting in Taysom Hill over Jamis Winston, and to me, there's maybe a lot there as well. They have not bought at all going back to this past offseason, right before the Saints paid Taysom Hill and I believe they put a second round tender on Taysom Hill, and they were like rumors about New England being interested in Hill, but they didn't want to pay that tender. That and then they paid him two years $21 million. And there's all of this talk about how the Saints and Sean Payton really believe that Taysom Hill is the heir apparent to Drew Brees and is their next franchise quarterback. And I think when, When that happened, every football fan rolled their eyes at that, like, okay, sure, the guy that you put in a full back or the guy that is the gunner on punch. He's going to be your franchise quarterback. He's already 30. By the way. It's not like he's this young developmental prospect that has a bunch of raw skills. He does have raw skills. But he's 30. How much better is going to get this point? And you had Teddy Bridgewater last season. You must not have thought of him enough to even have and be your number two quarterback. You give him a third round pick by the way for Teddy Bridgewater. You did that. And then this year, Jamis Winston hits the open market. You go out and sign him. Drew Brees last year gets hurt. Who goes in Teddy Bridgewater? Not Taysom Hill this year, Drew Brees gets hurt. Who goes in Jamis? Winston? Not Taysom Hill. So up to this day, nothing about the Saints actions have told me that they truly believe Taysom Hill is going to one day be their starting quarterback. Their words have said it but their actions have not. But today we finally have a change there that they're not going with. Jamis Winston. They're going with Taysom Hill. Here's why To
NCAA postpones more games due to COVID-19
"The N C a a Is now dealing with an increase in games being canceled or postponed with 13 this weekend that will not be played as regularly scheduled on our Western hotline right now is Adam Rittenberg. Adam is the senior college football writer for ESPN. Nice enough to join us on the show. Adam, it's Howard and Jeremy. Good morning. Thanks for coming on with us today. Thank you Have any good morning, guys. So the numbers have gone up last week was to that point a season high and that has now been topped by this week. How concerning is this for college football? Yeah, I mean, it's definitely concerning because it's upsetting the schedule and it's reflecting what's going on in the country and again. This is gonna be the cage throughout the rest of the year. I think what we'll certainly monitor is whether they'll be some weeks added on the back end, if if the playoffs does Have to move back. I think there's a least been some initial discussions there. Although there's real resistance to changing the schedule, there's a feeling around the sport. Let's get in what we can get in and let's move on the 2021 When things certainly look better and likely, or to have a robust season with fans and hopefully everybody back to normal, So it's certainly a struggle because you know there could be even more cancelations today. There's there's test results coming in every Friday, and those are those are big usually tell you whether you can play or not. So this is just going to be the reality and a lot of people expected. This reality. There's two ways to look at this guy. There's there's the wildest cancelations and postponements are going up enough enough. But you also have gotten in a lot of games this year. And, you know, you ask people that summer. Was there gonna be any college football? A lot of people said No. So you can certainly look at it with the glass half full approach as well. So I was one of the people who was leaning towards no. I didn't think they could pull this off. Now I'm curious. Weep, and we've been talking about the NFL. The NFL's, you know, in pretty good shape, and they've also been adjusting protocols when needed, You know, maybe adding different layers and trying to help, you know, reduce the number of cases they're dealing with. And they haven't had any games changed in awhile. Has the N C a done the same thing Or is there anything else they could do to try and tweet protocols? Help out in any way reduced the number of cases they're dealing with, You know, no it again. A lot of these schools are at the mercy of their local public health departments, which you're very different. Place to place in the one thing I know coaches would love to see an adjustment is the contact tracing me? Everybody understand that somebody test positive. They're not gonna be with the team for a while, but the hard part for a lot of coaches to accept. Is the number of players that have to be out when they continually test negative for the virus and is showing no symptoms and never end up having the virus. But they have to sit out for two weeks because that's the guidelines. Lot of these schools are following the CDC guidelines, so I don't anticipate anything changing its far as reducing the amount of time Someone would have to be in contact tracing. I think there was an anticipation that daily testing in leagues like the big 10 in the Pac 12 with limit outbreaks, but unfortunately, you've seen outbreaks. I mean, Arizona State has one right now. Maryland has a significant outbreak because Cancelations. Wisconsin had that a few weeks ago. It seems to me guys that once a team goes through an outbreak that pretty much wiped out two weeks, they're typically okay. It's kind of like, Can you get through that one and then try to avoid a second one. But obviously there's a number of teams that haven't had any so far, so that could still be coming. You mentioned the big 10, and they don't really have wiggle room right with the way their schedule was structured of the power five leagues. Do you think one in particular is really at a disadvantage more than anybody else? All right. I think it's the Pac 12 just to the fact that they only had a six game season to begin with. And now you've already had your cancelations. Utah hasn't played a game. This is crazy to Wayne played its 10th game last night and you saw hasn't played a game yet. Fortunately, it looks like they're gonna be able to play this weekend. Against USC, But at the most, they're going to get four games before Championship weekend and then hopefully a fit on go. That's just the reality in the Pac 12 in the big 10 in those leagues initially decided not to play based on information they had back in August, and we could certainly criticize that decision. I have, but but again, that was different time and a different set of information. I think it would have benefited everybody honestly. Given the trend of the virus to start earlier and try to get as many games in, you know, one thing that was said yesterday by Maryland head team physician is that this has been said by a lot of people around football. That's sport is not transmitting the virus. Yeah, People are not getting it from playing the sport with with teammates or against each other. They're getting it because of the communities that their ends, and that's that's. The problem is that these numbers are going up and up and up. So many communities where college football is being played. Now, unless you're very lucky or very disciplined. It's going to get into your building. And once it does, it's very difficult to prevent an
Can the Pittsburgh Steelers Go Undefeated?
"Are see. We are forced to listen to quarterback so often in the world of nfl analysis. So i just wanna thank you for helping lead. The db revolution espn daily. Why does this happen. You guys finally invited me or it's your time man your old team. The steelers are right now. Undefeated and that is surprising. Let's be honest to a lot of people. So how surprising is it though to you. I think it's it's. It's more surprising when you actually watch the games It's obviously surprising. Anytime team goes through more than half of the season and their undefeated. But when you watch the steelers play the second half against tennessee titans even watching them to send the backup quarterback gets the denver broncos or be dominated upfront defensively the way they were against the baltimore ravens but still be undefeated. I think that's the fascinating part is not just that they've managed to win. Every game is just inside of those games. you seen opportunities for them to lose. But they've made the place that they've to. I mean you can even look at a match up against the dallas cowboys and say you know gary gilbert and the dallas cowboys may have deserve to win that game. But that's what this lied about was going to come down to one possession games. He's gonna come our critical situation though football moments and at least it does far. The steelers have found answers to any questions in those important moments. And this is why you sit undefeated. So how does this defense stack up. Ryan versus the steeler defense. Is that you played for that. You helped lead. What are the holes in this defense. You know what. I don't think they necessarily have holes in the sense of of those things being a negative right. He's looking to make a rush. The passer with just for the obviously can bring bring pressure make fitzpatrick ultimate playmaker on the back end and i think they have really good corners. But they don't have that great court but when you all those things together i think you get one of the top defense in the league especially when it comes to pressure and turning the ball over we. That's what football is right. Like people aren't going to hold you. Thirteen points like we did wait. Like that's not the ball we play it. You can't intimidate people like i would get fined and kicked out of every game. Five play james harrison fell six million dollars a year. You can't do those things anymore. But if you could get the ball which the pittsburgh steelers do know that really helps and that's why this team world season. Well i wanna get into the difference between playing football then versus now especially because offense is king these days as you implied right there so the defense is the big reason. The steelers are undefeated. The offense though i mean they've been relatively relatively average so can eighteen built around defense. Like the steelers are ryan. Can that sort of team win in the modern nfl. I believe they can. I believe they can. Because if you look at the individual weapons offensively like they are extremely. good I think you you're missing that one running back piece but we look at pool. Smith schuster the johnson. Eric ebron like that's a skill set or skill position that a lot of teams would love to have especially teams not named became the city chiefs. And so if you can do all those things on the outside like they can. You can score points. Also look at this team at critical moments though. Think about tennessee. Titans having to get a drive late in the game even though been was a reception late like they were able to the ball greg band. There's gonna prevail on the road. The pittsburgh steelers had the hold on dearly man. Hold on they do for the baltimore. Ravens they score in the second half and they were able to do that then back pop. For the end zone touchdown pittsburgh and all the out cut to the chase. Claypool man play. It just seems that all the critical point of the season it's offense has been able to produce down to like. I said the dallas cowboy game last week obviously exploiting a very bad bengals defense and well in a team like the cat city chiefs right and i say okay. One had the baby stopped him have to limit big play. The pittsburgh steelers can do that with rush. Plays on the back end right. Play play man when they need to stop the big click now. Let's go offensively the only time we've ever seen patrick mahomes lose. He was in the playoffs. He was standing across from another super bowl. Winning quarterback that was tom brady and rothlisburger. Isn't tom brady but he can do. Some of those things in important moments. And we've seen of do those. And so i think this team can most certainly went into as you mentioned chase claypool his nickname if catching on with you but maple tron. He comes from canada. He's this guy. I didn't know anything about. I wonder if you did because he has seven touchdowns in his first nine games as a pro. What has he brought to this offense. I mean you look at what this league is turning into. Because of the lack of physicality it's a it's a size speed league right like it's starting to they used to be. It didn't matter what happened in the shorts olympics at the combine like if a fast it didn't necessarily mean it was going to translate do can do certain things there did me but it's starting to mean that at the wide receiver position because of the rules. Like if you could flat out run you're gonna probably get open because they can't hold you. You pass five yards. They can't hit you across the middle play putin critic who has great hands he tracks the ball. Well he has a big body and so when you have all those things just translate we've seen chase claypool. You know kind of come out of nowhere. They just kinda have a knack for finding people that sit what they want to do and utilizing them in a way. That truly helps the team chase. Claypool is just another example of that
"Kim Ng makes Baseball History" with Dan Evans - burst 02
"Your mom was one of the pioneers in chicago when it came to sports broadcasting and happened to be woman and i think for people like your mom. I think you see the world changing. Were far more respectful and aware that it can't be a boy's game anymore. It's time to let the best people in the room. And if they happen to be a woman so be it. But i think the great thing jason. She checks a lot boxes. She's an asian woman who didn't play in the big league. That was such a stigma. Twenty years ago. Oh you didn't play in the big lake. My gosh i heard it well now. I think young women wake up and they say there's somebody looks like me in that role and until today really until friday. No one ever saw anyone looking like them in that role. And it's fifty. One percent of the world's population now suddenly is asian american woman years. The general manager of the miami. Marlins i think that alone or give hope to not just young women. Asian american men. Suddenly we say wait a second. Here's somebody looks like me. I can be that person. And i think for that. Our society is better off today. I have said that for so many years that all it takes is one seeing one person that looks like you in an industry to say. Oh my gosh that's it. I'm going to do this. Okay i want to do this. And that's what it took for me indian. You're so right. The number of people that she is going to affect the in the future generations. This is personal for a lot of us. And i'm still getting emotional right now because it is that big of a deal. Can she handle it mean. Just that's a lot of pressure on one person's shoulders and we don't mean to make it a bigger mountain than it is but truly when they are in the decision making and the hiring and the firing that is when we have progress because they make decisions on who gets some of those jobs. Great clink peggy. I think first of all yes. Undeniably qualified has been qualified for probably about fifteen years I remember sitting in our pool in los angeles with our feet in the water and she had just been denied one of those opportunities and i said listen. Your time's gonna come.
Ex-USMNTs Charlie Davies to acquire stake in USL League One club
"Is officially the owner of a professional soccer team jeopardy the every every one of applause charlie before we talk about the twenty twenty cup playoffs would start on Tell us about. This man were jacked. Were excited for you. Yeah i'm super excited overwhelmed. Overcome with the number of emotions. I grew up in new hampshire that that was where i learned to love this game and to come back full circle and bring a professional Soccer team professional sports back to the state of new hampshire Knowing that i'm going to impact so many so many people's lives with this club the exposure professional soccer The the the the commitment we're going to have to the community It just really moves me. I could be in tears right now. But on the back but yeah. I'm very very grateful for this opportunity. Journeys alanis who reached out to me to to help who's running point With our ownership group has just been awesome and We we really know that we're going to change a lot of people's lives for the better so now that you're in this sphere explain to us the roman abramovich. You sell yacht for a striker like how do you weigh out which yacht. And which house is worth that player. Yeah i mean we come to it. And now we're talking it depends. What kind of player talking about now in the basement. Shut the reds. I think thousand along or you can sell what you need to drink. Just because you know. It's it's the charlie relation anymore right. Yes exactly well played. Well
A Conversation With Abbi Jacobson
"I was guessing truce themselves, introduce yourself. Yeah I'm Abby Jacobson. I don't know if I think I'll just like say that I don't think I know we had a good. Self. Announcer. Why does I have a question about that? Because you know I think you are somebody who like. You had such a successful television show. Pretty early in your life I mean. What's assume and? You're right. Right. End. and. But. Then you've also written books. You have a new show that you're working on right now I wonder like, do you do you want to be like? I maybe Jacob from this or is that like no longer fun to do. It's interesting I think I think right now at this point in time. You know broad cities like. We ended and. I think we ended in twenty nineteen I'm truly like what where are we? Now? We don't know our time is just so. Fast and slow you know. But I believe it. Did I truly Mike did I end in twenty. Yes I ended in like it ended in. March of Twenty nineteen. And while it's like the thing I'm most known for and I used to like I want to do all this other stuff on my. I love that show. I Love I. Love. Red. City. I fear I will never have an experience like that. For the rest of my life I could be happy from broad city I'd be happy with that. Just because I love that experience so much I'm like why not? I'm really happy for you that that's the answer I'm Suzanne. Slick? I think that there's I think that that could just as easily go the other way you know like for somebody that didn't have a good experience and that I'm sure visible bad experience like what a nightmare and then they'd be like like every time. I did I knew and doing other things but it sure D- INTRO MIA's that I've mom. I miss it. I miss it a lot. So I'm I'm fine. What are you talk to me about what you're up to rate now roy in your? In your television world because I actually don't know what is going on in terms of shooting. Like I know that you were working on their own and I know that. Some Powell's even it's awesome cast this stuff us. Photographs, people wearing. Baseball Pants. Going on right now in terms of Cova Dennis. Yep Me neither in the in the broader sense because I'm like when anytime I hear of somebody shooting him like you're shooting right now but so we have had a very law this the leader on. TV reincarnation is you know we wrote this. I. We had a initial room in twenty eighteen and that was when we were. It was more of a half hour. A little more heart little more like comedy forward. And then it was supposed to initially an Amazon who knows that they're gonNA like what they're not. Supposed supposed to kind of go room to series, and then they were like we're just gonNA. We should just make a pilot and. You're like, what? Like we just wrote this whole thing and they're like we're just GonNa make a pilot and we really want it to be an hour. And in that moment will Graham and I who is my partner doing this we were like, let's move like it was it was not the movie. The characters are very different, but it was like, let's move farther away from the movie in terms of the All American Girls League, that was like half of the show and Sorry this is like a longest answer ever, but we ended up then took taking a rewrite that pilot and then we ended up shooting the pilot, which is the the photos you've seen full period. Right before. Go.
"g. league" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"But there is value of course in education now. This particular G. League program is actually giving scholarships as well so they are going to be able to go back to school and finished school after they're done with their career if that's what they choose to do. I like it as an option. I don't think it kills college basketball because like I said college basketball is what it is. And that's not changing. I think it's just the sport is just evolving. Those guys have huge followings. They don't feel like they need the platform that college basketball gives them as far as getting their name out there and the G. League is actually putting some actual money and effort into developing their platform. How it will look in five or ten years? Who knows but I? I don't think it kills college basketball that this is an option for players and I think it's a better option than than having to go overseas to play if they don't WanNa go straight to college. It's college basketball is been marginalized for a decade. So I don't I don't watch the regular season much so I don't. I don't think it kills college basketball. I think it's the NC double a slow heavy footed. You could see five six years ago. The was building and they didn't pay attention to it. They should occurring more favored with our players and pay them for their likeness and they wouldn't be as willing to jump to a minor league but but a paying league and you know it's the NCWA is very reactive not proactive. And they're paying today. They're paying a price by the way. It's not a coincidence. They came out today suddenly. Now they're all about paying players for their likeness. Had you done this three years ago? Which is you know. Basketball's culture is fine. The player paid a player. You should have seen this coming this. This this train was coming on track. A long time ago was joy.
"g. league" Discussed on The Lead
"Case to be made that this will be helpful while and the money is a really huge here. I think when we all the Jalen Green News. The move itself wasn't so surprising but the amount that he was signing for was And the fact that he's signing for five hundred thousand dollars is a big deal. Why does that matter why that is particularly important in this scenario is that this initiative from the G. League isn't exactly new in late? Two Thousand Eighteen. They announced that they were going to create an initiative called the G. League select contract program where they wanted to appeal to high school players. Like Jalen Green. Didn't WanNa go to college but wanted to play professionally. This is going to impact basketball players at all levels of competition here. The G. League says it will launch an enticing alternative to one and done. This is going to start next summer. Problem with those deals was that they weren't actually all that incentivized to stay in America because they were gonNA offer one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars and that just wasn't even as good of an offer as what guys were getting over in the NBA because the NBL pays for housing. They pay for training. They pay for food air travel. That doesn't really happen within the American system this is a pretty major financial commitment for the NBA. Why is it important for the League to keep top prospects in the country that part of a little skeptical on player salaries that they want to allocate between Housing between training between food. This is GonNa be an eight figure investment by the League so I'm not sure why the League wants to create like a loss leader in that regard because it's going to be really hard for these kids to make legitimate genuine money like I don't see. Tv networks chomping at the bit to show Jalen Green play against the G. League all star team so I don't see how they're going to get their money back. I've heard some sponsorship ideals that you know partners with the NBA might decide to kick in a little bit of money. But I think that it's hard to say who is really paying for all of this right now maybe NBA history straight off. Subsidizing it but that would be weird in this Corona virus pandemic era that we live in currently for the League decide. Hey we're willing to flush figures down the drain when there's already a pre existing system that has been working for us for years from the team behind business. Wars gladiator in the lead come sports wars. Are you interested in some of the biggest rivalries in sports from Tom? Brady Verse Peyton Manning to the Yankees versus the mets. Some of the most elite athletes of all time have battled their biggest rivals for the chance to go down in history as one of the greats time to figure out which side you're on subscribed to wondering sports words on Apple podcasts. Spotify or wherever you're listening.
"g. league" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"It should be back or that. It's healthier whatever but. Business is business we. We know this country runs. On businesses and corporations and Hockey they're looking to get back in on this thing asap. There's there's some market share to be had, and they're trying to capitalize so I. I think that you know at least in the sporting landscape We're going to get back to. Something, something I duNno, it'll be anything remotely close to normal, but we'll get back to something soon. I think the NFL draft showed that that it's possible to to pivot and. Try New stuff and get weird that it's going to be a okay and people respond to it more than anything else. Yeah totally agree, and maybe we'll get some takes on the NFL draft at the end of the podcast here, what? The couple of things I want to talk about on this podcast in general. Are I talk about this new G. League initiative into? The decision of high school kids going to the G. League now and getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so because Adam silver thinks it's a good idea for this to happen. We're going to talk about. The last dance, which is fascinating, weird stylized. Almost monstrosity and Credibly entertaining, beautiful documentary about Michael Jordan in the one, thousand, nine, hundred eighty eight bulls, and then finally. We're going to talk a little bit about this poll. That Tim Bond Temps. About prospects across the NBA that you would want to start your franchise with so. Let's start with the G. League initiative thing, so it comes out the reason that we haven't had a podcast in a while is that a I turned thirty I join the ranks of being thirty. Giddy up. On the day that Jalen Green announced the. Down with Professional G. League. Never felt older. In the day that. The whole idea of this G. League pathway was announced where they're not gonNA play in the G. League. It's not going to be like they're allocating jalen green to a team. They're going to be just having these kids hang out in southern. California, getting better basketball teaching them life skills everything that goes into that. Instead of playing really high level college basketball..
"g. league" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"You could go to college. You could play one year before coming into the NBA. Or you know you've got some people like Lamelo Ball and others that have gone overseas. They've Gone Australia or China or someplace like that well guess what the NBA said. We're tired of send a nice couch all the way over there. We're tired of being devoid of the opportunities for these young men to really really develop the skills and what have you because they need to go someplace else just to earn money because the NC double a. won't allow them to do so particularly when it comes to profiting off of their lightness. Well here's a solution. Even though the average salary in the G. League is thirty five to fifty thousand dollars. We're here giving these guys. A half billion dollars I'm told and Jalen Greece's case is definitely more than half a million dollars. Plus we're giving them the opposite. They could go to college if they want to end. We will pay for their education so we're not sacrificing their education for the benefits of Basketball. But we're still allowing them to play basketball. Get a decent salary to say the least. I mean the average salary in the world ain't even fifty sixty thousand. You're talking about a kid making five hundred thousand dollars or more. This is a beautiful beautiful thing and it puts the NCW on that. You can't get away with exploiting these athletes. The way that you've been doing for decades your time is up the NBA is on the scene. You only serve in one year there you go to the G. League for one year. You develop your skills you weren't you learn to NBA GAME. You know as an understudy to some degree from those guys in there and not only that you're available for the draft. It's not like a particular team has. You're right you're able to enter. Jalen Greens case. It will be the twenty twenty one. Nba Draft. He's eligible for any team that slotted to take him in whatever position they want to take him at while at the same time being let developmental league learning. Nba System being paid in excess of a half of million dollars while still getting his education paid for if he so chooses to do it. I'm told her to probably online. As opposed to him. Actually attending a university it will be online classes. All of those things I think are great thing. I called Amer Goodwin myself last night to express how happy I was that this happened and I hope to see more of it from Lee athletes coming out of prep until the NCWA steps up and starts taking care of these dudes compensated them the way they deserve. We're moving into a different realm here within the basketball space guys and I before and I know it breaks a lot of college basketball fans hearts but when you look at the pecking order of notoriety around individual players right it goes NBA then high school. Then it goes college like it's hard for you guys to tell me who some of the top college players are this year in college basketball right. Oh be top guys that have came on. Espn but I can tell you about Jalen. Green I can also tell you about a kid named Imani Bates who won player of the year as a sophomore in high school. So the notoriety with Mars real with overtime with the surge of the Internet instagram allow. These kids have four five hundred thousand followers on instagram. I mean they were being tracked by all these different sources all over the country. So can you imagine a scenario because of her health? Speak about this by saying that. Hey we're probably not going to be allowed to have fans stadiums until two thousand and twenty one. I imagine the scenario say this plane debit continues to go on a little bit. Okay and then you don't have kids that are in school. But we're finding some way to get the term amateurism. Get these kids to play College Football College basketball when they're no fans in the stadiums and there's no school term student athlete all of a sudden it becomes athlete student and I remember what people used to say. Well it's all they're getting for education so now if there are no classes but these athletes are supposed to come back and play for university. When they're no pants no classes but they're making money for university important networks something that kids pay attention to kids are worried about their brand or earlier time. Now they're paying attention to how I monetize my value. How can I leverage my platform? So yeah not. Only I said this will be the norm. And it's brilliant by Adam silver create an alternative opportunity for these kids and this kid green. He's GonNa earn way more than five hundred thousand. Because I'll tell you what every brand and I've talked to doing stuff with the ballroom. Every brand talks about we WANNA pill towards a younger demo. So every every brand is gonNA say how do I get notoriety? There's going to be content can be built about him. League is going to push him. He's GonNa make well over a million dollars so if you're a kid that's in the top twenty and you have a chance to go directly to the League and play on a team. That's going to be in Los Angeles. Okay and your earning potential. Is that higher. Why wouldn't you do? It makes all the sense in the World Jing's Move Adam silver and NBA. I take your take on. Espn RADIO AND ESPN news. I'm Jason Fitz presented by Progressive Insurance. And look this is all in reaction to Jalen. Green to deciding that he's GonNa Forego College Basketball and head over to the G. League now he's a very exceptional case because he's an exceptional player and as a result they're a handful of guys that can make really good money in the G. League. There's a lot of people only making nominal money in the G. League but there are opportunities so the question..
"g. league" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"In the G. League one-stop mb prospects such as the Mellow Ball R. J. Hampton chose play professionally in Australia. Silver became more determined pushing. Dura team just four financial and bass what structure that entice top prospects. Green represents a massive breakthrough for the NBA's longstanding goal of getting access to top prospects. Who want an alternative to the NC? Double Way I know they. They also talked up the the NBL the Mesa the Leeann Australian LAMELO BAR RJ Hampton. Were part of others. Have a part of in the past just because of its Thought that up. It said it's a very very real and very inch intriguing program for potential Potential draftees in terms of they don't want by controversial for year which I could understand because there's a lot of rules and regulations you have to follow. I mean that's life but there's a lot of relations things you can do can you can't do and also on top of everything really which is the biggest thing in my opinion making no money now like. I said they'RE SPLITTING. Let you Make money off your likeness in the near future. Thank you twenty twenty one. I believe one that those rules Ken Starr coming to effect. So that'll change some things but for the time being if you are a top top prospect. There's there's little to no benefit you playing the NC Double A. Honestly for you other than I guess. Playing time exposure whatever but there are other ways to get that exposure also making money then be all being one but now this new. Ged initiative being another one. green is committing to become a part of the year long development program with the G. League oversight that will include professional coaching. Top Prospect and veteran players continue training and exhibition competitions against the likes of G. League Teams Foreign National Teams an MBA academies throughout the World Social Said. The season could include ten to twelve games against elite teams. I wouldn't count standing. Sources said the primary objective with will be assimilation and growth into the NBA on several levels from playing to the teaching life skills to salary. Bonus structure and Greens contract for example is to include financial incentives for Games play competing completing community events and attending life program coordinated by the oversight of the program. Sources said until you. I mean I'm I'm getting this all from ESPN's there's a lot more in the article that we can Go through also I guess the last thing I will touch the last two things. I'll touch on his first. Nba's plan is stock. This team was veteran pro players. Who would be willing to mouth mentorship of green and other prospects with personal opportunities that might emerge because of the intense NBA Scouting's Come from this. And also he's not going to.
"g. league" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"A fun discussion. There's so much unknown I mean so much. Unknown I I just. I feel like basketball is going to get back I feel like we're going to have basketball without fans to somehow finish up the season. It won't be perfect. But you're making the best of just an awkward situation right. and then how we view that championship, somebody wins it. Is going to be interesting as well. My thanks to Andy Glock. Of course you can pick up his book chasing perfection we will have. We got a couple more fun podcast upcoming for you WanNa talk more about these guys coming straight out as we get more information on what the G. League thing will look like I I, suspect suspect. That what had been planned? For the G. League select team won't ultimately come to be because of these changing times. That's just the nature of what happens in every business, but we'll see we'll see. It's not a money, and it's not a moneymaker. Why the hell you doing it that that's what every executive, every small large business. That's what everybody's talking about right now. If you ain't making money, why am I paying you? Right and especially in the NBA. If you'RE GONNA. Cut Things. What do you cut? Is it funding towards a G. League team? That wasn't gonNA. Make any money I. Don't know I. Don't know what the what the answer is because Adam. Silver does seem to be a guy who's been convinced that some former fashion of this does need to exist. The crazy part is we still produce the best basketball players in the world and yet we're trying to change the way we produce those basketball players. Like. We always well you look at they have. You know they have this way of doing it with the Australian. Institute of Sport and you look at all. These other countries that are producing that's great, but they also don't have the system. They don't have the high school system. They don't have the college system that we have which has traditionally produced a much greater volume. Does that make it better. I don't. Know. Anyway. You cannot tweet tweet at me at Gottlieb show also the instagram handles well at Gottlieb show, and then.
"g. league" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA
"We're efforting Chris Dempsey right now. Trying to get him on the program. He tweeted out forty. Four minutes ago yesterday was spring signing day for college. Basketball in the biggest winner was the G. League. He's exactly right I think that this is this is. There's so much here to unpack potentially how this is all going to work out. And I can't wait to get Chris's insight on this but after hearing Colorado High School Star Jalen Green the number one prospect in the two thousand twenty. Espn one hundred making the leap to the reshaped NBA Professional Pathway Program. Chris Dempsey from altitudes. Sports are nuggets insider. But a going off of your tweet man. I love yesterday. Spring signing day for college. Basketball in the big biggest winner was the G. League. How you doing my friend good. I'm very good. How are you? Yeah that was that was crazy significant news to me you know and it's funny because the so. I got the email released from the G. League and it's about eight or nine paragraphs long I mean seems like it's just any other piece of news that goes by on any other day of the week But but this one to me is very very significant and For just a number of reasons I mean you know I was just reading about You know how Michigan had such a bad signing day. Because one of the guys ended up going going to stay in the other guy decommitted. Well that player is in the mix to go to this new G. League game and you know it's it. It is a situation where I think it's great for somebody. League players Lamelo Ball could have stayed and gone here. That'd be rate this. Jonathan Wiseman would not have had to go through everything. He went through Memphis. I in the what ended up leaving the school to train for the NBA. He could have just gone that route in the first place. And that'd be great for these young players It's not as great for college basketball. I think it's it's it's really There's a multilayered issues But but it's I think this is. This is going to reshape a lot of stuff in the basketball world. Chris I'm going to ask you to kind of take us through some of the basic bullet points here but like you said I. I have my concerns with college basketball. But wouldn't you agree. This has got if you're an. Nba Fan. This is got to be great because you're GonNa take these prospects and basically say. Your focus is basketball basketball basketball. You're not worried about college not worried about anything else. Your focus is basketball so Conventional wisdom leads to believe men if they were going to be good at Duke one year of of nothing but a basketball man. That's GonNa make them really good by the time they're ready for the NBA. Yeah there's no doubt no doubt about it and I think this is pretty preemptive By the Geely. You know there's a couple of things you know the G. League also is looking for more is right. You know I mean I. It's the only they want to have a little bit bigger profile as well for for that league now also this team is affiliated with any other with any NBA team. Nor will it ever be because You know essentially these players cannot be obviously hauled up to G. League team professionals. Yeah they have to be. You know you have to be Past that one year out of high school I was really so but they can play. They'll play tennis twelve games against you. Leak Steam G. League teams those teams those games countless standings. But it's it's about what you talked about. It's about coaching that. They'll get The introduction to quote unquote. Nba Life. I know that there's GonNa be programs that focusing on community service and You know Just just being a solid citizen solid member of the community that you end up going to after after you're drafted They are also going to pay for college. You know whenever the young now wants to go back to school They will. It's a bill that's paid for so the education piece I know with a big deal and they certainly didn't WanNa take arrows From people saying well now you really don't care about education and cared about care about his basketball. I'm so they've gotten that piece figured out as well and then from a monetary standpoint. These young men get paid In the old from in the I think for Jalen Jalen Green Who was the first the first player to sign here he would have been He was projected to be the number one overall. Pick in the twenty twenty one Nba Draft. You can make up with five hundred thousand dollars just just yeah and then also Brady. It allows you to be able to accept endorsement money. So if he has a shoe deal that pays millions of dollars. You can have that right now. Obviously you cannot do that in the NCAA so Just a there's a number of reasons why the top players will go this route. Chris. Mc. Joining me from altitude altitude sports. And and like. You said Chris when when you look at the the summer leagues that we talk about how you know with the nuggets for example that that is different like you said they'd be playing each other but two totally different things. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. This is a totally different thing until the G. League season basically runs concurrent with the NBA. Season A little bit shorter at it and then in March But but but you know this is basically the way I see this is. It's basically like a prep school a prep team and The PREP school team Where you're you're removed from high you just out of high school but you not yet in the NBA. But you want it to yourself play basketball and training for your NBA career. And so they're going to give you an avenue to do that without having to go overseas and take a big. I mean we've seen over the years it's all branding. Jenny do that Obviously I just mentioned Lamelo Ball. He's played in the he's playing Australia. Played in whether or not New Zealand With his brother earlier on as well. And so you see some of these players taking Going overseas I mean Emmanuel Moody is one of the nuggets. Yeah years ago yeah I mean. He played in China for a year. He got paid a million dollars to do it right. And so you know I know for bath the for the G. League and for the NBA. You know they want to keep those players here. They WANNA keep the spotlight on America. They WANNA keep the spotlight on their league and then they wanNA give these. Young men are legit chance to get better and then to be able to make money as well doing that while they spend their one year You know one year window away from basketball so I I. It's a huge huge huge victory for the G. League in the NBA. And and I think for some of these basketball players to and I think college is GonNa pay although I will say this. I think fans You know I you know I. It's going to be tougher fans because jailing. Greens a really good basketball player. You know how many of us are gonNA jalen green before he gets drafted not very many. Not Very many you know and and so you know it was on. It was a must see TV every week. Duke was on television three times every single week. And so that hype. Train was really rolling any all. The casual fans could just tune in and see him and go. Whoa that guy really is good so then by the time. The season's over and you're headed into the draft. You are just if you're the New Orleans. Pelicans or anybody else. Who had you know? A legit is that number one pick. You know you're very excited about that. And you're on pins and needles about that and I think you'll know obviously you all know that Jalen Greens a really play. Well all know that he you know whatever. The experts are going to be telling us about. How great if he could be. We'll know that but we won't have seen that we have seen him walk into Kentucky. Maybe beat Kentucky. We won't have seen him get to the final four and have just a great game or great tournament and and just be salivating over what he can be in the NBA. We won't see that stuffing more. And so I think that'll be fans as well. You're right I mean there are so many things to unpack here Chris. What you just said is perfect. I mean do you see then that this this league did you try to find more ways to make it easier and easier to to get these games on where you can watch them a little bit easier and learn more about these players they will. I mean there's they would be A. It'd be foolish not to capitalize on the names. They're you know theoretically going to be getting into this G. League Team. And so you know if they're only GONNA play. Tennis Club Games. I would expect I would expect pump pretty much all of them to be available somewhere You Know Sheila Games were not the easiest games to find on on television or and I know I think they were streaming online. All the time but You know you really have to be a hardcore fan to go to hit the computer screen and I'm GonNa Watch Real Grand Valley today play. You know some other stuff. That's really hard core basketball fans and so. I think they're going to have to find a way to be able to generate the same kind of hiked that you would if these young men played in college. Because it's just not the same I mean you know if. Espn is going to have a month and a half out just a hype train on whoever the next great prospect is but only a fraction of your audience. Ever seen this player Then it takes a little bit away from your from your draft coverage as well. We don't know I mean. We think he's Great. But that's that's an and if. I'm a fan of the team that gets them absolutely. I'm I'm I'm stoked about that. But How am I? How invested on my in the process. How best am I about soaking up? Every little piece of information or Watching all the video before he has already drafting on my team and So I think they'll be. You know it'll be interesting to see how they how bridge that and then now they need the demand to be able to see these young men meaningful games which they will not be playing games at all until they get to the NBA. Yeah Yeah no question. There are certainly some there. There are things that are going to need to be ironed out for sure what? I'm curious to see what the NC Double A. Like I think you and I both agree here. This is going to impact the NCWA probably in a negative way where you're not getting to see players. Some of these great players going to these big time schools but we're also talking about the the players being paid for their likeness and things as we work through that Chris I obviously you got to wonder how the NCWA might Might strengthen that process with with this news today as we all know about the NCAA. They are Reactionary emptying yes. It's kind of like you're not GonNa do this. You're not going to do this. You'RE NOT GONNA this. Oh wait. Somebody's GonNa let you do that what we hope to kind of where we are with the NCAA. And so yeah. I fully expect them to react in a way that gives some sort of alternative. I don't know whether it will be looked upon as you know truly viable or not but I'm sure they'll they'll they'll react in a way towards the rule somehow at whatever they need to add take out whatever they needed to take out to be able to Saying hey look we're trying you know how you can profit off your likeness or now you can get a stipend. Dobie here and still come to college. And I'm I'm sure they will do that. I don't at this at this juncture. If I'm a top ten high school recruit. I don't even know and and I have a good pathway to the G. League team you know. I don't know why I would even consider college. I mean it's just too many headaches I mean it was let's just say Like wiseman You know you come from a very poor background and now the coach has helped you help your mom moving to apartment or Get a job somewhere. That will obviously help. Get them some income coming in and All of a sudden now your doctor that you can't play for that and they gotta pay back money now. You're not even play for change. And why would you want all those headaches when you can just go straight to a league that you're going to get paid so you can help out your family immediately. You can sign endorsement deals so you can help yourself out plus your family immediately.
"g. league" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Let's not waste any time. A great story, not only the raptors but Nick nurse first season as coach of the raptors after thirty years as a coach or an assistant in college the British basketball league and the G league. This is really remarkable story that, you know, most of us, don't know Nick nurse says and now he's on our TV all the time. And he is joining us a live in Toronto. First of all, Nick, thanks for coming on. I imagine. The travel is a little higher great in the NBA. This is a great life. Are you and your your family right now? Just a smidgen higher Colin. A little better than the Don hall guesthouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Well, you know, it's funny I when I when I look at you, you are the raptors who is Nick nurse and you fight and you grind. And listen chip on their shoulder. I mean, isn't there a little bit? You thinking why did it? Take me so long to get here. Not, not really, Colin. I think I used to get that question a lot when I was coaching in the in the G league, which was the D league when I was coaching in, you know, we were we were, you know, having the best record in the league and getting a lot of players called up and people would constantly be saying, how can you not in the NBA, and I never really worried about it. I, I just wanted to the head coaching experience. I knew it was going to be pay off, payoff, someday, and be valuable. And and you know, I love I love those jobs. I two jobs one, one in my home state now and one in the on the on the Mexican border down there three. Oh, GRANDE valley. And I loved them both know load management became a term this year. Colline LeBron took some time off, and I was one of those guys I'm like I don't even know what that means..
"g. league" Discussed on One Shining Podcast with Titus and Tate
"But it is one of us because what are you saying? I'm going to speak for him. What he say it is not the college to pay players. He saying they should let these guys get paid. This is the point that needs to be made a million times league is dead. Yeah. The G league open up the Jewish. Yes. He does that is true. It does have the option. Shocking turn kid could go to the G league. He could. He literally has the option to get paid the re-test with all these situations. And this is the Nausori test if you have a G league contract, and it's not worth three hundred thousand dollars allegedly then that should be what he would probably go for three hundred thousand dollars made. Right. To plan the G league. But what is it like one twenty five or something like that? I think more in the black market in the bag market. Then I this is actually good for college basketball because as we said he had Kansas and Memphis were the to Texas Tech was in there, too. But we, I think most people thought is gonna come down to Kansas Memphis, this morning when he was making his decision. Two schools that people have made jokes about with a duffle bags. Maybe, maybe you're an I you and I have made a certain comment here. And there about whether these two schools might be participated in elicit recruiting activities, that was the area around his guys, are they cheating is Kansas cheating is Memphis cheating. Is there any evidence any of this for guy to now go play to turn down, whatever Memphis and Kansas were offering him to go play, professionally, this is great for college basketball? Because now if you're Memphis, your Kansas fan, you're like see, we're not paying guys if we worried be in Lawrence right now, right? Good point. Grey point. Right. Kyle. So this is proof that they're not cheating. This is proof that Kansas and Memphis, not this is proof that there's no cheating in college basketball whatsoever. This is me putting out my Steph Davis tweet with Seth was like we had all they're looking for a lot. And they can't they can't fight it probably we thought it probably. Folks, if we consider the maybe cheating whatsoever, going to want to come to conclusions, but this is a clean game in the G league. The G league is dead. College basketball back, one of their New Hampshire, that I thought was interesting. He's this is the Dunkin effect. He's Luca is one of my favorite players to watch a motto my game after him. I love the way he reads the floor into that. I say, what are you doing are J, if Luca is your guy? You know what you gotta go Euroleague. You're only baby surely MVP all day. If Archie Hampton were to go to the euro league model has game after Luca Doncic and then go to the NBA draft. He's the number one pick, as we know. That's the formula that a win early. Gimme p young back number one pay, not everyone in front of you. That is picked suck sucks point. No matter what here's your letter, if they have double doubles twenty one and ten Dunkin all over people. I have this, this theory of light shows New Zealand. That's the best league that outside of America GE has but to g leagues dead. As we said the best league. In the world other than that speaks English at a country. That's big thing. That's my theory. I think he looked into the early comes like fuck speak. They speak Spanish Spain. No, I don't know Spanish, I want to speak English. So he told his agent, just fine. The league the Bush the best league in the agents like Australia New Zealand is early league in Canada. I don't know pretty much. It is that cool New Zealand. Let's get it done. And it kind of I mean it works out. It's my theory. Yeah..
"g. league" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"You're able to organize yourself around that and at the same time spent time working on yourself as a person mature and in growing and being a professional. So how much do you think it has helped delete it seems that more now more than prior that if the teams are Phillies like a better time are physically closer to the teams? It seems like just got their team in their backyards like how much does that help for the development of those players in the G league being that close in proximity to the NBA. You know, is is calorie views on I think that the the plus in that is that, you know, in some cases are are G league teams are shared facilities with our NBA teams. And okay, so we may have different locker rooms, but I walk out some common area. And and nary is, you know, make it up LeBron James DAT learning, and he knows I'm the elite young kid as in like that learning and seeing him as he and he works if he never says a word to me. I don't think you can put a value on. That is also, you know, make the Miami Heat G league team is Super Bowls. I guess that make you wanna make it to lease. Oh, that's a different type of motive. I want to get out to get to get this out. So is pros and cons. But I think the idea of having the teams wanting to be closer is the have that connective between their young players and young staff to the hallmark. We're you know in New York Knicks year in Westchester I can play and we've had I could play a G league gain during the day. You know, come over and play play my MBA game that night when I go to NBA practice, but my NBA team and get all the things that they need me to be doing. But then go work on them in play minute that night at the G league for so the G league game. So I think is I think it's a lot of a lot of benefit it also feels like now to contracts and things like that the idea of guys going down to the G league goes over different with people in the way that it used to be stigmatized the idea that somebody gets into the G league. Now, it just seems like this kind of. A part of the path for guys the absolute our guys. Her Dawson, some stats now, our our guys NBA geysers spending over fifty percent geyser are spending time and and G league. Now, Chris Milton all started. Here was got his starting to g Lee Joe Harris three point when her was a G league player. So I think that that that acceptance of players spending time g leak has increased some some organizations like a right of passage, you know, look at the Spurs Ross's the Spurs have six guys on their MBA roster spent time in g league came from education programs almost a writer passage. Okay. Your rookie year you gonna play, you know, and I'm making this up. But it seems that what you're gonna play a certain amount of games in g league. And as great for the G league. I think that's great. You know, guys have that option. They don't have to. Wasn't. You know when I came in. It wasn't that way. Your development was through the fire. You know, so development was going out in facing Karl Malone every night your development was going up against Charles Oakley. It would have been nice to say, hey, okay. You'll go build some confidence up or hey, go play against guys a little bit more, you know, comparible to you. Yeah. I think the thing in my head that changed that I hadn't really thought about you make sense. But I hadn't thought about it is felt like before if you weren't an NBA player at twenty two then you aren't going to be an NBA player, and I had not considered like what a guy like quaint cooks. Great example. It was like, okay. So you actually get better along this time. And then at some point later now, I'm ready to play in the NBA. Sometimes it's opportunity or development. I think in years past guys would go and the next best between was in Europe for them to make money..
"g. league" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"Okay. Like, look, this is you know, all the opportunities that are out there for you. But is is is is exciting. But also edge. It's interesting for people on all levels of the G league. Where for players in particularly like your coaching guys who don't wanna be here. Not because they have a problem with being here. But everybody's goals to go somewhere else. But does does a part of? And that's fine. That's in aknowledged that and that's why. But I think, you know, also part of it is that have being able to create that platform. That allowed guys to be able to reach their goals. But then is not only just to play. Now. Now, you have coaches guys like Nick nurse that get their start Wednesday night or things another one get their start in g league business with broadcasters data doing, you know, g league games with the hope of Esau point being you know, being in the in the NBA call NBA game. So just across the board. We're you know, we're that platform, and we get it that our our players don't wanna beat her. But you know, for every for every player that wants to be in the NBA is, you know, twenty players you'd be surprised the emails, I get players that that think in my role, I have the ability beyond. So there's a lot of guys they wanna be in Geely. You know, you know, and I can see that as I think something that can often be forgotten. Like, we watch guys I think people under sail like just how good NBA back. Basketball players are, you know, we'll talk about a guy who's not good in the NBA and say he can't play any killer. Saul the dues g Lee, we'll do the exact same thing. I mean, we haven't getting good. Oh, five raptors against the grand repertoire, I mean, double overtime in a market stored. And and and you have guys Chris Boucher? You have guys that are NBA caliber guys guys that have play, you know, five six seven eight years in the NBA that a working their way back to an NBA contract. And that's who that's who out. That's who's on the floor. That's who's competing. So I think you know, that that that you know perception that is not the best basketball phenomenal. I mean, it really is. Yeah. I I think I'm fascinated by so many things about the G league the balance, I guess wouldn't think with the NBA like there's gotta be a balance between we want these teams to generate revenue, but also development is got to be like a badge and the emphasis he try to balance those things like a lot a lot of the job for the G league is a perpetual. Balance. I mean, that's that's my job. You know? And I think, you know, if you look at just the impetus of most of our teams is coming from basketball, you know, resource of basketball mindset of needing a place to develop players coaches so on and so forth. However, you know, to the point our our connection to NBA into our MBA teams have grown where whereas R G league team really has an opportunity to be a property of our NBA teams to continue to expand their brand continue to grow revenue. Our games are playoff games on ESPN U R games on ESPN. Plus, so it, you know, the value is there folks are looking for we just, you know, continue to invest in grow that. We'll be back with more surreal up to a Rahim in a minute before. I what are you love most about shaving? I like the closeness the smoothness the comfortable glide of the razor against my face joined the ten million who have tried Harry's. Claim your trial offered by going to harrys dot com slash Bomani. Harry's founders retired pay up for raises that were.
"g. league" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"We appreciate it raiders review gives five stars. You only goes four stars. I'm inclined to think you are a hater. It is interview time and joining us now he was the number two pick in the nineteen Ninety-six NBA draft. I get down. No number three three can't be was to come in. Correcting is my you know, what it is. Always remember that you were pig before Marbury always dial it up, and then pour markets Kathy gets forgotten all Sharieff Abdulrahim. Who is now the Commissioner of the G league. The correct again on the president of president of the G league. Okay. Let's play with both of number two pick on the commissioners. All it has. That's wrong suppose that this is the way to get it wrong. Now, I think for a lot of people how did you wind up getting to this place in working with the G league in this level of administration basketball? A lot of ways, you know? Our major tenant of g league is about developing and growth in having a platform for folks to launch their careers in some ways is innate, the my journey sense retire from from playing is that I've just of been working and and different roles that I think prepared me for being in this position. So when I retired I coastal a couple years from narrow worked in the front office with the Sacramento Kings, a Ranji league team went back and got a masters intern at the NBA for the last three years has been I was working on it on the NBA side of of league operations, and this opened up in kinda gotta tapped to see if it was something. I was interested in is a lot of fun. A lot of hard work. Great group. Great teams. There's really the great time for me too. You know, be involved. Now, your path is always been an interesting one. I remember when you first, you know, got to Cal this big thing that the Muslim studies program at Berkeley was big thing that attracted you to go there and then played for year. And then I was honestly surprises. I was you know, getting prepared for his interview when I saw that you had the 'cause he went to college for one year. I remember how long it took more of a Williams and North Carolina to keep going back in order to get his degree. How were you able while in the NBA to make the catch up on three years of college in time didn't do that? And then go get an MBA later until folks that you have a plan careers at ton of time. You know, you practice two or three hours a day. And even if you get extra work still have the rest of the date of out what you wanna do. So you know, somewhere three or four years into my career figured out with the help of the players association. They had great programs around to help. And guys, you know, gotta figure out what they wanted to do next continue their education, but that I wanted to finish school, you know, during the year, I would take take courses in summer. I would go back and take courses at at cow. And then at a certain point when I retired. I was able to jump into a full-time just throughout, you know, ten years of plan and free time and trying to be useful and be productive. That was the undergraduate, and then, you know, through this process of just continuing to learn and develop and prepare myself were opportunities. I didn't know what opportunity would be, but I wanted to have options. Yeah. I think it'd be surprising to some people. You talk about how being a player you have all this time because I think a lot of. Imagine that you'd be incredibly busy while your careers going. You are will also does you have a lot of things pulling at you. But you have the option make choice of the what you want your time to be used on. And you know, that was one of the things I wanted to do it my time as a lot of things you could say no to so again, you know, after practice you have the rest of the day before practice you have time on the planes..
"g. league" Discussed on The Full 48
"It's a minor league. It's supposed to be sure if this is if if nothing else during your tenure thirty teams, that's important. Can you get them to create a few more like interesting fun names instead of them going with the easy out of just naming it after the parent team? Oh, big one is just natural to the G league. Is that we are a league of tensions. If you will. You know, you have you know, players that want to be in. But they aspire to be an MBA. You know, you have, you know, these names, then, and, you know, different folks around the G league community and culture that are just natural to minor league sports. But then you also have this, you know, aspiration and brand building that wants to connect back to the big to the big team to. So it's brand does who I know. But that's just who that's the I think that's what's so special about the G league that you have kind of this this conflict of, you know, the small town fight, you know, grit, and, you know, this, you know, kind of Madison Avenue, and we aspire to to get to this next level. And and I agree. That's what is one of the things that's really special and unique about. The G league and his and his growth, and that's all fine. But I'm mad at the Lakers. Don't need any extra branding their the freaking Lakers. Like the warriors don't need any extra branding, which also by the way. Like if these kids were coming into these these teams aspiring to get to the NBA level. It should require getting to the real Lakers to where the Lakers on your chest. Right. In the meantime, be like the south bay beach bums or something. Anyway, I just say Sioux Falls sky force. That's a cool name. But I'm gonna give one team a pass, by the way, I'm going to give the the clippers a pass on this one. Because at least it's the Agua Caliente clippers which just sounds cool. Anyway, so many of them have passed passing the clipper park is the first part, so cool. You do the best job pronouncing club here today. I have been quite together. Yes. And I I grew up in California. It's almost a requirement. It's just it's it's in like a bios Moses. I pick up a little bit of Spanish pronunciation. So we looted to your career your draft class drafted in one thousand nine hundred eighty six by the Vancouver Grizzlies. I want to say may they rest in peace. I guess that's not that's not really accurate because they still exist in Memphis. But for those of us who cover the league through the Vancouver era, and we all still miss Vancouver dearly third overall pick, and you were part of the all time, great draft classes, do you cringe when you see those if we redrafted nine thousand nine hundred sixty it should have been and you drop to like tenth no gonna do that. In in every era every draft in and that's fine. I think it speaks to the MVP that was like the fifteenth picket drive, right? Kobe was open about saying that I'm thinking Nash two time MVP, and he was like fifteenth..
"g. league" Discussed on The Full 48
"You become the president of the G league become speak with you. Do. They play hail to the chief at Olympic tower. I don't know. But really, you know, Malcolm's been extremely gracious over the last three or four weeks, I've had paternity to kind of hang out with him alive and download a lot, and, you know, be with the team and start getting a Merced and G league business, although his, you know, his last day there. He's moving on the Vanderbilt a big things and me moving around the corner into his office feel as though I'm already in the grind of the G league. So to speak. So, but thank you is great to be here. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Thank you for taking the time. So you had been with the league office, obviously for for a bit now after working in the front office with the Sacramento Kings for a while you've been on a certain kind of path into management with it was going to be team or league level. Was this move that you either? Saw coming or had eyed at any point did was this something that was on the horizon or did it just present itself? Just presented as a think. I think we were all surprised, you know, Malcolm departure, you know, although great opportunity, and it was again somewhat of a surprise that even the position was open. And when I got the call, you know in office and just started talking to folks about it was it took a while to just kind of, you know, get my arms around idea of of the G league. Because it wasn't something. I had been thinking about how much did you intersect with it? Just in your previous basketball ops. Roles with the league a ton Ville, I'm you know. In Sacramento, Sacramento. I ran the bighorns basketball Reno. So now Stockton team in you know, being in the league office with the different experimental rules. And you know, all of the different aspects of you know, NBA basketball offset overflows into G league business connected. Malcolm Brad Walker who's director of G league basketball is, you know, in our competition committee meetings on the NBA size. Oh, we interfaced and work together a lot. Although I didn't know how much I didn't know about the G league, which I'm I'm learning real fast. But it's it's been good. What were some of those things one of the things that you've learned just in the last month or so of kind of getting acclimated to this that that struck you? Well, just the process of on boarding teams. How teams are marketing different constructs of teens in their kind of business models. You have teams that are, you know, the IRRI sue. Falls were you know, kind of really traditional minor league markets to the teams that are you know, kind of right it lockstep with their the parenting. The where the hawks will be situated or where the Oklahoma City blue situated right in the home market. So just getting a breast of that. I wasn't. You know, wasn't something. I had context. Yeah. And of course, the Knicks team is is up in Westchester. So not far from New York and the Lakers have there's playing at their practice facility. So is there a major difference? There is there whether it's functionally or just in terms of success..
"g. league" Discussed on The Sidelines with Evan Daniel
"He could finish around the rim, but he can also create and distribute for others. I think the the weakness right now is long range shooting shot around thirty percent clip from three his pocket and his release look final. It's tad low, but it's a little bit of a set shot. And I think that's the next step in its development, but just nineteen years old turned nineteen in mid August, he'll go into the draft in June as a nineteen year old or assuming he goes into the draft. But I think that's probably the sleeper now. I know we haven't talked to any big guys. I mean, there's obviously in your top seven that's going to play the center position. I know like last year, like a Moba people were very interested in looking size namic what he could provide, how you feel about bowl bowl? Well, I think with bowl bowl is so big, man, seven three. There's obviously link there too. But the thing about Boll is you would expect me to say. That he's this awesome rim protector and he came to the rim some, but I think where he's most impressive to me is offense the sa- kid shot over forty percent from three in the Nike e y b, l his final season. He has tremendous hands. Really nice. Touch can pass out of the post. He's a certainly an intriguing prospect, and he's a guy have number five overall in that list. So he's obviously a good prospect, and I'm curious to see how he plays this coming season at at Oregon. Yeah, no doubt elastic. We're going to touch on right here in what is the National Crop looking for next year's draft. I know everybody was completely enamored by Luca Danni thick and obviously he's showing out in the NBA right now for the mad. They're anyone going into the two thousand nineteen draft that you think that maybe similar impacted him coming from overseas. We'll definitely not to that level. I think Luca Danni since is a special talent on this big board than I put out over on twenty four, seven sports. I did have one international player on that list. Number fifteen overall was Sekou doom Boya. This is a kid. Have had an opportunity to evaluate at multiple events and very impressed with his physical makeup and the combination of ball skills to go with it. So he certainly an intriguing prospect from that end think he's versatile defender, pretty good rebounder and he's obviously very young too. So that's a name to keep an eye on. I've seen Lucas a monitor on on some draft boards. I don't think that he's ready for that level yet, but he's certainly good prospect, but I don't think he's ready to be a first round draft pick, but there's going to be some others pop up here too. It's still very early seven months away from the draft and a long ways to go Conrad honestly. So I've really enjoyed this conversation and chatting a little bit about the g. league MBA drafts appreciate you coming on and helping guide it. Anytime there. This is there. Roger's does this and. Unbelievable, Green Bay Packers at won the Super Bowl, and you're listening to the sidelines, Evan Daniels, like once again, thank Conrad company for jumping on the podcast with me and talking a little g. league and NBA draft. Before I let you guys go wanna, make sure that you were subscribed to the sidelines with Evan Daniels podcasts. The best way to do that is shoot over an apple podcasts and or your favorite podcast app hit the subscribe button for leave a rating, leave a review. You can also shoot me a note over on Twitter or Instagram. The handles are at Evan Daniels as always thanks for listening and have a great week..
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"I think that's a separate process Conrad if a kid makes up his mind and decides he wants to be a professional, then he'll do it and not worry about the college route. All makes sense. Well, let's look at it from the business of basketball then. So I know you've talked to multiple agents assistant GM's what our agents saying about this. I've talked to a couple agents about it, and I think the overwhelming thought was it's not a great idea to throw a player of that age. That's an elite prospect into that environment. And while Darius Bazeley wasn't even considered necessarily an elite prospect. I usually term that for the top ten or so players as a kid that was ranked top fifteen. A twenty five and most of the recruiting rankings. His representation didn't think he should play in the g. league. He came out and said he was going to skip college to go straight to the g. league. He signs with Rich, Paul and all the sudden he's no longer thinking about playing in the g. league, he decided to sit out instead. So I think it's clear from the agent side that it's not something they want their clients doing. I asked one agent friend about this process and I said, would you ever advise a client of yours coming out of high school to go straight to the end? He said, never. I don't think that's something that agents are necessarily going to be advising clients unless they can go out and get a million or two million dollars shoe deal or endorsement deal to go with it in terms of front offices. I actually had a pretty lengthy conversation with a high ranking executive editor in the NBA and he was actually four the g. league option. And he says, and we went back and forth on it, and I brought up the, you could really hurt your stock going into the g. league and barely playing. Not playing or or not playing well, and his thought process was, will us scouts are going to be able to see that talent in no going in that he's not going to get a ton of playing time and he may not look good in that setting. I would argue against that and that was just one front office executive. But you know, he made some good points about just a guy being able to be in a professional environment and the NBA going to lend an extra hand to those type of players and help give them the resources. They need their certainly different ways to look at it. I think from front office standpoint to you have to think that when a player makes that move, he goes to one team that team now has all the information on that player. That's now in the g. league from high school. Currently, Conrad, every NBA team is scouting and evaluating and gathering Intel and information on freshman basketball players across the country. If that kid go straight to the g. league really. Put a limit on what you can gather on that one player that one team is going to know a lot about him, but the other twenty nine teams in the league aren't going to have that type of access to him if that makes sense. That's. So just a transition a little bit. Let's take a look at the two thousand eighteen NBA draft. I know it's a long ways away a couple of weeks away from the college seasons. Now is the perfect time to jump in and start discussing this the two thousand nineteen class. Who's the best prospect? Do you believe the new plan with the g. league would benefit him the best prospect in the two thousand nineteen draft is in my opinion, RJ Barrett, a freshman at Duke. I like the physical gifts. He's six, six, good length. Pretty good athlete, very aggressive. I think he's a tremendous score. This kid Conrad that it's really improved his shooting ability over the past. I don't know six eight months. It was really considered a weakness when he was in high school..
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"There's a committee to work out the details of this, but basically these players are going to get one hundred twenty five thousand dollars to go to the g. league. And they also of course because they have turned pro number one, they can get endorsement contracts of any kind shoe money. It's cetera. And number two, I mean, if your plan is always to do this, you could be getting that money even earlier in high school. So you could really, you don't have to worry about NCAA elgibility earlier in high school now, wodel. Did say he doesn't think that a lot of players are going to do it and he did provide. I think a pretty decent reason for that, which is these guys aren't gonna want to go and get exposed. And he says, you also can still get paid. When you're in college, you're gonna play much better facilities in college. It's not as hard and you're playing against other guys, who are your age or at least are only a few years older than you are. And you know, while you may not get quite as good preparation for the NBA playing the pro game or being able to train at a pro level, all your, that's one of the perks of this going up against g. league players with the average age is twenty five you'd with the g. league you'll more watered down than it was a few years ago with all the expansion they've had an and we'll have that to concern. And I think we're going to need to see players go through there and succeeding get drafted because you don't want to. You could ever GE twenty game in college and look good, or you can everage seven points a game in the g. league. And it's like, well, what is the baseline for like looking like a good prospect in the g. league. And it's also just a lot more fun to be the most see an. You know, you're not gonna get life changing money with this hundred twenty five k. it's just decent. You know if summer to be believed, it's commensurate with what you get paid if you go to college anyway. So I've gone long enough your, what are your thoughts on this rule to use a phrase you you often into play in a very different context to me, this is winning the press conference for the NBA. That's what they're trying to do here. I do not think this is as substantive in my big. It's not opposition to it because I'm I support having more options for players. But what I do not support is if this is part of the rationale for pushing back actually changing age limit, which is the actual answer here because the big difference between the g. league and a guy going there for one year and the NBA is incentives because a. g. league team has very little incentive beyond the kind of collective incentive to develop this player to nurture them to put them in a situation to succeed. Whereas if they were eligible to go into the NBA that team has all the value in the world in it, they, they're tied in this guy. Presumably they don't change the rookie scale. contract structure. They have four years to figure out what they do and then restricted free agency. And then they can put all these other processes to bear which are already set up. Like I mean, the league, if for people who read boys among men, Jonathan Abrams great book on this, the league wasn't really well suited to handle eighteen year olds. Then I believe they're in a much better place now and if they're using this as kind of a buffer and that was something else that will just talked about was that they're the right now. They're not planning on incorporating the age limit until twenty twenty two. At the earliest we had previously heard twenty twenty one as a possibility that is now apparently off the table and the g. league just they're not going to do that mean these coaches have a lot of complicated things in the biggest problem..