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That was a good one Not as good as part two I saw that first one in the theater. Yeah, uh-huh so here's some other examples that Have some of them have sort of Stayed over in England and some of them have found their way like apparently the term put up your Dukes Oh, I didn't know that cockney rhyming slang so and I didn't write down where Dukes came from But that's where it was originally a cockney rhyming slang term yeah because so You would think it had to do with fists or something right Dukes for fists Why didn't I write that down okay? But but so that's another really important point to say about cockney rhyming slang. It's frequently Rhyming slang based on slang so the word it's replacing is a slang word to begin with yeah Who knows what the Dukes actually rhymed with at any point? Yeah, that's good point. Yeah, so First of all I've never heard this blowing a raspberry What have you heard of that yeah, that's tooting Out of your that what I just did uh-huh is as much blowing a raspberry is actually farting. Oh really. Yeah, okay? Well I've heard of giving someone a raspberry like that okay, that's the same thing yeah, okay, well apparently that's derived from raspberry tart Slang for fart isn't that amazing it's pretty great. Yeah So that one is one of the rare ones I love talking about exceptions Do you know that now sure that's one of the rare ones that made its way to America because of right everyone But you knows what blowing a raspberry is I guess I'd never heard of the term blowing But giving someone a raspberry same thing I found two more one is controversial It's not set in stone, but it's as good an explanation as any get down to brass tacks. I saw that one, too That's a stand-in for facts look right down to the bare facts Possibly, that's not it's not right done One that is a hundred percent as far as I can tell is bread. I saw that too for money. Yeah in America bread and honey Became just bread right and it caught on here and caught on again. Just now well bees and honey though Was also for money right is that just one of the local like depends on where you are things. Yeah, okay? Yeah, but in America. I mean you know we use bread everybody calls it bread. Yeah, I didn't know that that had come back Yeah, somebody wrote in to say it had come back. Let's get this bread Right I guess so that's okay. You need to spend more time on reddit Here's another one dog and bone stands in for phone. Call me on the dog and bone sure And then it says there may be some kind of correlation between one syllable words that lead off that phrase um Staying in the phrase, but I don't there are so many exceptions. I don't know if there is a rule Exactly, and I think it's really this is worth saying we looked all over the place. I know ed did too for straight-up linguistic Dissertations and papers on cockney rhyming slang right it's not there. No. It's just treated as fun and hilarious even though It is its own made-up language That's ever-evolving still live has been around. We'll talk about the history in a minute for 150 plus years, but apparently no linguist has ever thought enough of it to sit down and write a genuine paper About it right so we couldn't find that but the one thing that really occurred to me was in looking into it It I don't know if it could ever be explained I think it's the result of so many individual decisions Yeah, and then collective agreements to take up and go along with those decisions. Yeah, and Those agreements can be totally undermined by a new individual decision that catches on yeah How could you possibly map and even understand all or explain all of that different stuff? But even though we can't explain it once you start to learn how it works. It's understandable So you can't explain, but you can understand it Yeah, and it's like I always wonder with any kind of slang or like who who makes this stuff up who sets the rules It's probably just the kind of thing that just starts on a playground Yeah, and spreads from there right and gets codified unofficially. Yeah Then everyone's using it sure but I wonder if they're yeah I don't know you can't trace this stuff Which is sort of frustrating as researchers right because I think we like to pinpoint things yeah But it I mean people have tried to trace it and they've come awfully close well We'll get to that in a minute. Okay. I want to go over some more of these all right I want to get up on my plates and get out of here your meat your plates of meat plates of meat which is feet Or between podcasts you probably have to go take a rattle yeah Rattle and hiss rattle and hiss like a snake you got it, and that's means peepee right And then I guess we should talk about arse Yes, sure, that's the one you were pretty excited about yes, cuz it goes even so much farther than arse even yeah It's pretty convoluted. Okay. You want to take it. No go ahead. Okay, so arse the very famous name for ass in the UK Everybody knows that sure it's actually it comes from Aristotle which you're like well, what does that have to do with ass well let me tell you Aristotle is cockney rhyming slang for bottle again The question is what does that have to do with ass right well originally the cockney rhyming slang word for ass Was bottle and glass right became shortened to bottle Somebody came along and rhymed Aristotle with it that got shortened to Eris and then to arse Crazy goes even further than that. Oh, yeah, I saw one plaster for arse plaster of Paris Oh Paris Aristotle bottle bottle and glass ass wow that's how deep the cockney rhyming slang has covered up The collective ass of the UK yeah, and again. It's like why you can't You can't put that in a book and explain it in any kind of way that makes sense You got to do it on a podcast or a paper right you just have to accept it It's like that's how it happened on the street I think that's a really good way on the streets of the East End right right on your cocaine They do have for all that we're saying about how don't look at glossaries and stuff like that they do have Dictionaries mm-hmm that you can buy if you're a total square. I would guess it's probably not a cool thing to do Okay, that's like saying you know I want to become a rapper, so let me get a rhyming dictionary Yeah, although I did have a rhyming dictionary at one point Well rhyming. It's not you know just limited to cockney. We know of course love to rhyme Yeah, which is one assertion Ed makes for why it's popular or so long-lasting Well should we talk about some of the theories on where it originated? because I looked at a bunch of places, and I don't think I Mean it. I think calling it theory is a little I think they kind of know where it came from they just don't know exactly why they can pinpoint it to like on this day On this in this place right, it's not a complete mystery though. No. They've got it Basically localized to about a one and a half mile area of London And basically down to the year It's just exactly where and exactly who's in exactly why are the real outstanding questions, which is actually a lot of questions Yeah, one of the one of the wise was that And this one I think doesn't have as much credence now, but no but it's like the most common one right Is that you will hear that it was coded language created by criminals To keep the cops confused as to what was going on right which makes sense in one way because it certainly could cause confusion But it also and I think it makes a pretty good point that like were they like were cops Just hanging around overhearing things like why did they feel like they needed to create this whole language and cops if they were Street cops would have figured this stuff out as well You know because it wouldn't have been that big of a secret Yeah, there's this guy named Dick Sullivan who wrote an essay on the Victorian web, which is actually kind of cool Uh-huh, and he said the the street cops would have come from the same areas and families and neighborhoods that the criminals would have So they would have been raised on this rhyming slang anyway sure so it doesn't really hold up to scrutiny when you when you look at it like that it was a Intentionally created coded language meant to confuse the cops Right then that's not to say it nevertheless wasn't associated with Some kind of criminal right underworld East London types Yeah, and it almost certainly was taken up by the cockneys But it wasn't necessarily cockneys or criminals who came up with this rhyming slang to begin with there's this guy named John Camden Houghton and he wrote one of the better titled or at least most directly titled Books I've ever heard of and there's no colon no, there's not there are a couple comments them a dictionary of modern slang can't and vulgar words used at the present day in the streets of London and he does he has a chapter on rhyming slang and he basically says that it was two groups shaunters and patters Basically traveling salesman who would stand on street corners and hawk their wares You know, maybe pick your pocket while you were trying to buy something from them and that they came up with cockney rhyming slang Yeah, and I saw that enough to think that that's probably true Yeah, the shaunters in particular spoke in like singing rhyming language.
Katbrat Meets Eugene, A Camera-Shy Bard Owl
"So where are you from you're from the yes we're done in largo George C Macau Park okay we have like so many names the park is George C Macau are called Friends of Largo Turtle Park and the narrows okay there narrows are going to be going away but we're down on off of waltzingham I think it's called which is the bridge right before going to Indian Rocks Beach okay our park is right there we've got we're nonprofit we have Eagles Hawks Falcons different owls we have the great horned owl we have her the barred owl and a bunch of the little screech owls I don't know if you've seen the smaller one right but they're all unreleasable they either have an injury or their imprints to human okay can you tell us a little bit about her story her name is Eugene so she came to us we thought it was a male turned out to be a female we kept her name Eugene she came to us with an injury to the eye we don't know what caused it we think it could have been a branch or a fight they tend to be very territorial birds so they get into fights over nests all the time especially when they have their their young so she's been with us since then the eye ended up getting infected so we had to get it removed and she's been with us since we have another barred owl there at the park but yeah she's a sweetheart a sweetheart what is can you explain what a barred owl yeah so you might have heard barn owls yes and this is a barred owl and you can tell because she's got the bars okay she weighs about two pounds because you think she'd be about ten pounds but she's only two pounds they're pretty hollow no we don't reason wise we've got oils on our hands okay and their feathers are waterproof or cages outside so we you know she may get wet and we just want to make sure that her feathers stay what is their normal lifespan so in the wild they may last anywhere between eight to ten years but in captivity or cared for as we have her and they can go into the yeah 20s yeah they last pretty long time just not in the wild right what so let me ask you this as far as taking care of them are what is the percentage of being able to get to go back into the wild afterwards and being on their own on the injury she also has tendonitis okay I'm so when I guess it depends on the injury right I don't know the percentage but a lot of them that come to us and abstain okay yeah and probably the age as well right yeah it depends on and a lot of them we don't even have the money to get them tested okay you know DNA tested to find out if they're male or female how we can tell if it's male or female is by weight so they get weighed in every Monday and the males always tend to be less in weight than the females okay so the females are heavier so that's why at first we thought it was a boy because of he weighed less but then when we got her tested when the whole eye thing and then turns out it's a female where can we go online to donate so George C McGowan Park okay you can find that on on Google okay and I'm not a hundred percent sure if you can donate there okay but there's definitely contact where you can contact the park someone can swing by and donate but yeah they would love to oh yeah so nice they they eat and you know from all the donations we have birthday parties there as well to raise money for them and on field trips and that sort of thing that's right you're a star look at that thank you so much for your time I appreciate it. Oh, you're welcome. Thank you. I appreciate
Fresh update on "hawks" discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"Yeah, that was that was a definite power fantasy back then. Johnny, Reg or I mean Abzi, do you guys have one? Yeah, like a pure like tangible power fantasy that I loved was and one of the roguelikes like many, many roguelikes that I played like Binding of Isaac is a huge one where it's like if you get that seed where you just get so many fucking powers and you you literally fill the whole screen with tears and red and black and blue and everyone's just dying around you. A god run. Yeah and risk of running too and then like risk going to where you're like fucking stacking thousands of like crits and bleeds and a ton of shit and you're just like one shotting enemies and stuff. I like it there, yeah. Yeah, that's cool. That makes sense. What about you, Johnny? Did you have one? Yeah, I mean I mentioned Baldur's Gate is kind of like that for me. Divinity was the same type of deal. I think those games are kind of the go-to for that type of stuff. I think with what's funny about the Divinity games is I would say that you will face some hard enemies, but the thing about Divinity is or so well the turn-based ones is that once you get so many options, it's like going in against another fighter where you can kick and headbutt and elbow and knee and punch and do everything and they can only punch and you're just like so they maybe it might be Mike Tyson, which by the way, Mike Tyson would be a serious boss, but I'm talking about it might be a professional fighter as he was in my in punch outs, right? But you come in there and you're like karate chopping him in the neck and it's like a hammer fight if you can't breathe, bitch. Yeah, it's ridiculous. The amount of options. Yeah, like in Baldur's Gate by the end, you're looking at the options going like, dude, these guys are fucked. They're beyond my skills. I have like fucking every I could transfer. You need a 3D HUD where you can like zoom in because there's so many options when you get to some of these are map for pillars of eternity was the same way. I felt in particular number one, I got so powered that by the time I was done, it was like a mage, right? Yeah, it's just and the thing is, whenever you hear somebody say, well, there's a less chance to hit, I always say if it's a multiple cast or a multiple swing, the chance at some point then is to hit multiple times. It's almost like roulette where you cover the table and you get those particular things and pillars and you're like, you guys are screwed, man. I may miss the first one, but the other four guys on my team won't. And I think Pillars has five team members, right? Isn't Pillars five pillars of eternity as five team members on your party? Or is it six? I think it's the usual six. Like your deck is screwed, man. I mean, at some point, somebody's going to hit you with something. And like you said, the stormtroopers, if there's four stormtroopers and one is in the air swinging around, there's only three stormtroopers. Like at that point, that guy's not doing anything to you and you just become godlike in your options. It's not. It doesn't even have to deal with power. You know how hard you get hit. I think like my answer is probably also like a CRPG, like like Johnny where it's just Masculate Betrayer, the expansion for for Neverwinter Nights to where you go because you start dealing with actual gods in that game and you start dealing with actual like cosmology where you're basically assembling an army of like demons and angels and vampires and whatever else to storm the city of the dead to tear down the wall of the faithless potentially or leave or leave it up depending on what you actually choose in that game. And you feel like the choices that you make just colossally change the fates of billions of the entire cosmos, basically. And that is I remember that as being one of like the the games that made me go, whoa, this is substantial. I'm making a lot of stuff. Yeah, I'm gonna change your face. Lusitin says first descendant. Has anybody played it? And what are your thoughts? I haven't. It's a it's a free co-op shooter that's come out just recently. Yeah, it's Nexon. OK. But I haven't checked it out. Anybody here checked it out? I don't think anybody has. Graham stuff says I've heard you guys talk a little bit about sports games throughout the podcast, and it seems like there's a general consensus that ball sports games don't ever match the experience of the real sport. Well, well, that's I mean, technically, that's true. No, I haven't centered on balls. I mean, I know what I was saying is match the the originals. I mean, yeah, it's like if you get if you could have like a vest that you know impacted you like that being set off and feel like Rocket League League is most likely the first real ball sport video game that acts in the same nature of. What of real life sports playing? Oh, OK, so what are you saying? OK, he's not saying cars are really out there right now playing basketball. He's just saying that the feel of everything is somewhat the same. It's a game of pure skill game I've ever played in my life. Says this game of pure skill versus the football games where you hit. Yeah, it's a huge skill ceiling. I unironically think it's literally the hardest game in the universe. Because it is pure. It is pure movement and skill and bouncing. No holding just and like and like being able to go and flip and then be able to control it so that you like hit the ball and then like land and it's just so much like there's something mystifying about making the ball do what you wanted to do in that game when you compare it to other games like I don't know League of Legends just it. Everything is much more systematized. You can develop a system to you know to win a lot of games, let's say, but just in Rocket League there's something almost analog like we were talking about analog before about the control every axis like a tactile thing. You said develop systems in one game. This is developing skill. It's truly requires skill. The systems can come in team play and how you do this right, but the skill is is on you. It's kind of carried by the skill, isn't it? Yeah, yeah. And we see that too with people who are really good. Dino's good and I know people were watching him and Forever Beaver. Right for Beaver lover. Maybe somebody else. Yeah, you know. Yeah, no, I know who he's he's man. Omar is his name, right? From our discord. Omar is one of them, but there's another one. He was playing a bunch of Rocket League and he he's pretty good. Pretty good, but you could see the difference between pretty good and good. I have a friend who is like like you like his diamond master or something is really good at the game and I was like listen dude, you know what? **** it. I want to learn how to play. I want to play it. I just want to learn how to play it. I sat in this **** training thing. There's like training things you download player created to like practice making shots. Yeah, like hey, you know I'm just going to sit here and I sat for like three hours and I couldn't be consistent and it was bothering me because it was like **** how can they not get good? And he's like dude, I I practice for like 6-7 hours a day. I'm like **** you dude. That's that **** is just man. It's it's I think it's a sport. It's a sport man. I think one thing Rocket League for me has in common with with a lot of sports is that it's often at its best when it actually transcends the the skill aspect and to to the luck because there is a very heavy while there is a very heavy element of skill. There is also a certain amount of luck where all of a sudden you just get these completely crazy moments that are just born out of randomness or yeah yeah yeah yeah that aren't necessarily born out of skill. It's just that random chance or whatever of coincidences confluence of coincidences that that create an event that that becomes spectacular. The same is skill makes its own luck. So I mean I mean it is. I mean that that is true. You you are in the right place at the right time. Yeah exactly. There is a certain amount of skill in that. That is correct. Have you guys ever done that game where you have the perfect setup and it falls apart? Like you do get the lucky thing and you're like fucking dude I'm up there and I've done it in martial arts where like you have the per you know you're sparring somebody like this support and your brain is flowing and it just doesn't work out and you're like oh it was handed to me on a golden platter like every it was like here you go. Many moments of those in Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Oh dude. So dude. Tony gets sad trombone. Yeah or you get the or is that the sad trombone? Is that the same thing? 200 million combo 16 X just. Well I was telling Johnny in Dark Souls games I was telling Johnny I was like the one reason why I I'm not saying I'm good but that I've done pretty well in Dark Souls games is because whenever I am I know a weapon or an item pulls off a three hit combo. I know that the hard guys will only allow two hit combos so I never force a third hit and I you don't get greedy right and it's one of those things where it's like okay well that's skill that's some idea but then you have to have the luck of like did he form at this time? Do you have an enemy that you can kite and make him do the mid range attack versus the short range which you just don't have the best luck with and you you get that confluence and it definitely feels like in Rocket League the people I've watched I don't know what's going on because I just don't follow it but I know they're good because I see their scores but I also see them take advantage of situations repetitively through skill where it might be more luck on my side where I might hit it right pretend it's skill but later be like goddamn. Actually you reminded me of an example of luck that became a skill I guess systematically where Elden Ring you remember how good the hitboxes were in Elden Ring when I was fighting this one boss and by luck when I did this like combo my character like he hit his weapons and they were very massive so he crouched down as the boss was like hitting me from the top so like he would be swinging but I would crouch down when I do an attack and I was like oh shit that's crazy and I was like okay I'm gonna keep doing that whenever he does that attack so I can extend my combo so I was like oh shit. Wait so you would dodge his hitbox by doing that? Yeah because he'd swing over me when I crouched down with that attack. Oh damn that's cool. Yeah those kinds those kind of movements when you realize something that maybe even the hoping somebody would notice but that you've noticed by you have a weapon certain weight because by the way in those games where they're weight related you may not even have the dodge available to you at all it may not even so like Abzi just had the proper thing where it's like oh right this works perfectly what were you gonna say Silver I interrupted you.
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Fresh update on "hawks" discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"Oh, God, dude, I did a joke that like Xbox's idea of redacting shit is like John Cena going, you can't see me like, what the fuck? They uploaded their own. Dude, you know, somebody internally has the gatekeeping job to do that, by the way, one person. Yeah, what you need to have is 10 people verifying one person. So you get it done right and you give it to an editor who then looks at it and edits it and then gives it to the senior editor who then looks at it. Oh, man, what a what a shit show. So if anybody has been listening a lot, they're older documents, but the FTC was asking for some documents. Microsoft uploaded a bunch and many were unredacted at all. And it leaked there. Some games, including including some very good ones for Microsoft, including Fallout threes remaster. So in a way, this has also been positive in talk like about the new games, but they dropped the ball, man. They dropped it bad. Phil Spencer had to write an email to everybody and basically say, was that leaked actually, or did they leak that email? I think that email he knows when you email a company, you know, that's going to go out just by the sheer process. So that's why he like kind of colored it a little bit. Yeah. And also it is an older document and things change. We know that right now because the game just got delayed from this month until February of next year. So it's like, OK, things stalker. Oh, yeah, yeah, maybe next month. Sorry. But it got and then we also saw the other game Alone in the Dark got delayed from this month to Jan or February of next month. So we see that happening. But a lot of the games, what I like is they did have a couple that were like on what was it on unnamed IP. So they were smart on some stuff where they didn't they didn't leak. You know what the game would be. But yeah, man, Dishonored three was on there. Yeah. Did you guys see that Dishonored three was on the list? Not pray to God damn it. No, no, no. Yeah, dude, I'm sorry. I'm dude. I'm all the way behind Wolfeye Studios, by the way. I am fucking following them like Hawk. I watched like them. It was. Yeah, he's the former president of Arkane, like the person who made Arkane, who founded it, who funded it, who, you know, the French guy, he's he's he made Weird West, but they announced, I guess, two months ago, but it's on a random podcast with like 10k views that they're working on a new game right now. Currently. Oh, yeah. I don't think it'd be Wild West two either. Do you know? I think they said it won't be right. No, I think they're I think they're evolving. They're still going to do an immersive sim, and they're going to focus on the immersive some elements. That's what I know. But I don't know if it's still going to be top down. I don't know if it's, you know, going to be in the same year. One was on the list, too. Yeah, new doom. Yeah. And they do, man. Yeah. It's like a prologue or something. I don't know. You know, that's a good question, right? What would it be? Because he starts in the action right away, right? In the 2016 doom. Doesn't he just start? Yeah. Like it's a pretty it's like, that's doom for you, though, right there. You just wake up on Mars. Yeah, just like on Mars. Just like Doom guy replying to people with his motions. Like the guy is talking. You're like, oh, and then you just punch the thing. Yeah, you punched it. Yeah, that's right. You fight your way out of that. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I I thought it was funny. Phil wanted to take over Nintendo. Yeah. I mean, these big companies, that's what they look at. And well, no, he didn't. Didn't he say he didn't an amicable merger and he thinks a hostile would be a very, very bad idea. Well, did you also see that Warner Brothers and them did talk? And I had talked about that a couple of months ago. That is what I had heard was that Warner Brothers was one of the ones that they were thinking about. And there was a talk that was leaked, that there was an actual like discussion of some kind at some level between those companies. So that was interesting because WB is pretty big. It's colossal. Yeah, it's pretty colossal. Is it? It's it's not as Warner Brothers game division is not as big as Activision, but it's the game division. Yeah, that's smaller for sure. Yeah. They wouldn't be buying Batman for movies. Microsoft can get into movies. Who knows? You know, I did. I did read Silver just to, you know, I don't know exactly the full thing, but I did read that, you know, quote the full write up on Nintendo and valve and, you know, he goes on to say it's fully supportive of either if the opportunity arises. So it does seem like, Oh, interesting. Spencer was interested. Maybe it's not realistic in some way, but he is. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, if the opportunity is there, but he's also saying that it isn't there at the moment, like there isn't, he doesn't see a mutually agreeable merger for the two companies and he doesn't believe hostile action would be a good move. So we are playing the long game. Yeah, I think he's right, too. And I think everybody is right to look at Nintendo just because they are a huge. It's like, look at them, whether it's by the way, it doesn't always have to be a partner or a what do you call it? A purchase. It could also know, is Nintendo open to letting Xbox on a switch to buy away? If I was the thing they know, I would do that. The thing they note is that like the, the, the, the email Coppicella said, said was that he said that he'd had several meetings with them and that he, he, he believed them. Microsoft was in the best position to potentially have a cooperation, some sort of cooperation with, with Nintendo. Yeah. I think that'd be like smart for Microsoft to say Xbox live switch. You know, if you, if you want to do that, or we'd like, they already have, they already have tied some game pass stuff on the switch, right? Is that master chief and smash brothers or am I completely spacing that? I know master chief was in dead or alive, but I thought master was he modded into switch brothers maybe. And that's what I'm remembering. Master chief isn't super smash. I think smash smash. I thought he was, I could be wrong, I've been for years, dude, for years, I've been wishing, I know it's not going to happen, but I've been wishing for Nintendo to just go to, to go full software and just release their games on all platforms. It would be less interesting because they have that handheld, which is a game changer. Yeah. That was before the switch. Yeah. Oh no, I get you. Yeah. When the Wii U and game queue, they always were trying shit. The Wii succeeded, but the game cube was weird. I liked it, but it was weird. And then it was back in the day where they were the top and the performance specs wise as well, dude. And they also had the rogue squadron game where you're just like, dude, this is incredible. Like they did some, you know, Nintendo knows how to cultivate a rogue leader. Thank you. They know how to cultivate great games and we want to see them everywhere. And currently you see shit like Mario on, you know, iPhone or whatever. And you're like, that's not, and it's not even a good one half the time. It's so side titles. I think master chief was a costume or something. Pitman says, um, S S B Z asked us, you have Xbox titles like, um, like Minecraft and, um, yeah. And you always will.
A highlight from AI Today Podcast: Trustworthy AI Series: Ethical AI
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hello, and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen Walsh. And I'm your host, Ron Schmelzer. And, you know, thank you again. As you know, we've been well on our way with the Glossary Series podcast. We've had a number of great interviews as well with some great luminaries in the AI space. And we're just getting started with our trustworthy AI Series podcast. We've had a couple of podcast episodes so far. We have some more queued up and we wanted to vary it up a little bit. I think some people we hear from you, you love our Glossary Series. So a lot of you are really especially going to some of these more esoteric concepts that But they do explain what's going on. So it's very helpful. Some of you who are getting our training, our CPMI certification. Other of you who are just learning these terminologies so you can be better informed and have a good conversation. Well, but we also have heard from some of you that, you know, maybe it's time for a little change of pace. So we are trying to intersperse the glossary with more topics. And of course, this one, we're focusing more on some of the trustworthy stuff, because Making AI work in today's reality means paying attention to some of these really big issues that will kill your projects if you don't do it the right way. Exactly. And so we thought it was important to bring this trustworthy AI Series because many of the companies that we work with, we've started to talk to about this more. And I think in general, with the news, with everything that's going on. Yes, AI is, you know, seems to be in the news a lot lately and people are using it more in their everyday lives, which is wonderful. But in order to make sure that these systems really do provide the benefit that they seek, right? Because at the end of the day, that's what we're hoping for. We want to make sure that we are we are building trustworthy AI systems. And in order to do that, that means that, yes, you need to follow, you know, frameworks, learn from others and actually understand what it means. So that's why we thought it was important to bring this series. If you haven't already, make sure to subscribe to AI Today. We have a lot more in this series coming up and also go back and look at some of the past episodes that we have on the Trustworthy AI Series. We'll link to that in the show notes as well, just so that you can see them all. But on today's podcast, we want to talk about the ethical AI layer of the trustworthy AI framework. And we think it's important to dive deeper into each of these levels. So in one podcast, which we'll link to, we had given an overview of all of them. But we want to dig deeper into the ethical AI layer and say, you know, why are societal ethics important for AI systems and what does that mean? Yeah, as we mentioned, there's five main layers of trustworthy AI, which encapsulates a lot of different ideas. And the reason why they're in layers is because they're not really all addressing things from that same perspective. So as Kathleen mentioned, we'll link to the podcast where we talk about those five layers. But to refresh your memory, this ethical layer really deals with issues of AI systems in society and trying not to do things that would hurt people or hurt society. And so that generally covers a bunch of ideas that we want not only systems to have, but also people, right? We want machines that will comply with the most fundamental of our human values, you know, doing no harm, right? Things like that. We don't also don't want to build systems that make whatever ethical problems we have in the world. We don't want to make them worse. We don't want to make machines that basically are the dystopian version of humanity take whatever ills we have in society and just magnify them. Certainly, we've seen a lot of science fiction movies. And when you watch the dystopian ones, that's what happens. You know, you take things to the extreme. We don't want to make systems that do that. We also want to avoid not only physical harm, that is, you know, machines that cause actual physical harm to people, but other forms of harm, you know, emotional harm, financial harm, you know, any sort of harm to their reputation, harm to their ability to get things done and live their lives. You know, we don't want to be building systems that do that. Right. And we also want to make sure that whatever AI systems we build will never be beyond our ability to control them, because if we can't control them, then, of course, we can't make sure any of these ethical systems, any of these ethical principles will happen, because if we can't control them anymore, then systems will make decisions for whatever systems will do. Ethics be gone. So at this layer, we talk about these big societal ethical issues. Exactly. And so we say, you know, do no harm. But what does that mean? We say to make AI systems trustworthy and beneficial, because, yes, we want to build trustworthy systems, but we also want to make sure that they are, you know, beneficial for a purpose, actually doing something. We always say don't do AI just for AI's sake. So if we are going to, you know, do no harm, we need to make sure that we have systems in place that can do things like, you know, we said don't cause harm. And so what does harm mean? Well, harm can be physical harm. So we definitely don't want to injure humans because of this. But we also don't want financial harm, emotional harm. And that's something that not everybody addresses, but is incredibly real. We had talked in a previous podcast about fears and concerns related to AI. You know, some of these are emotional. We want to make sure that we're not doing any emotional harm, also societal harm, environmental harm as well. A lot of people don't talk about that. And that is in this layer where we don't want to be having a negative impact on the environment for, you know, humans. We don't want to do that. And so we don't want machines to do that either. And also mental harm. So these you know, that sort of goes with emotional. But really, we want to make sure that these are beneficial. And so we're trying not to have harm. We also want to make sure that systems aren't being misused or abused. This is incredibly important and part of that trustworthy AI, you know, especially with the societal ethics, because it can be easy for people sometimes to misuse and abuse technology. And again, we had talked about, you know, we don't want this to be beyond human control. AI shouldn't systems be beyond the ability for humans to control their actions. A lot of people, especially if you have, you know, more philosophical debates on this, we talk about, you know, what happens and how do you actually control these machines? We say this isn't something that you can just unplug. There was a, you know, people talk about you can't unplug the Internet anymore. So it's out there. And how do you go about living your life with the Internet and the things that are on the Internet, whether or not you necessarily wanted them on there or intended them to be on there, you know, maybe 10, 15, 20 years later now at this point. AI systems also should provide some element of transparency and explainability. Yes, there are, you know, certain algorithms that are going to be more explainable than others. But at the end of the day, you need to be thinking about when we're saying do no harm, what what level and what element of transparency and explainability do we need in these systems and how do we go about thinking about that? So really trustworthy AI is going to require ethical AI. And that should hopefully by now you're getting it and you're saying, OK, what do I need to be thinking about when I'm thinking about ethical AI, when I'm thinking about doing no harm? How do I go about doing that? Yeah, you know, and some of it, as Kathleen mentioned, are these fears. And and certainly we can build systems that, well, cause people to be scared because people are scared about things like general intelligence, even though we don't haven't yet built any system that is capable of all the general intelligence tasks that humans are capable of. That's why we call artificial general intelligence, because we don't need to have one system that does image recognition, another system that does text to image and other system that does something else. What if we can build that one superhuman, super intelligent system that can do all these things? That's what people are scared of because, well, machines can do things that humans can't. And if you give them the intelligence that humans have, then I think we're at a little bit of a disadvantage. So there's a lot of this concern about AGI more so than there is concern about the narrow applications, even though we don't have any AGI, we only have narrow applications. Therefore, we really should be more scared of the narrow ones because that's what we have today. But people are really worried about that. They're worried about the singularity, which is this idea that at some point machines will learn how to learn and then we will never be able to catch up. You know, there's these popularized ideas in various books like, you know, Life 3 .0 or Super Intelligence or AI or Final Invention, where they talk about the paperclip optimizer, which are AI systems that are so narrowly focused on a goal that they destroy everything else. It's such a tiny, tiny risk. For a while, you know, people in the press, like notable personalities like Elon Musk and Hawking and Bill Gates were like so concerned about this that they were like, hey, guys, we got to be really worried about it. But then again, now they're building systems that are actually doing some of those bad things, which kind of makes you wonder. So really what we have to do with ethical AI, some of this has to do with just laws. But, you know, we can't count on laws because different countries have different concerns and people will always go to where things are possible. So this really has to do with putting in like logical common sense things in our applications so that we're not intentionally building the robots of destruction, even though we haven't built AGI yet. And we'd tell people have a little bit of a reality check. You'll know that we're kind of heading towards super intelligence when you can talk to your voice assistants and they're not dumb because still you talk to your voice assistants, you tell them something basic and they don't understand it. So, you know, we're really not anywhere near that. But we have to build systems that don't prey on people's fears.
A highlight from Batteries Plus Franchise with Keith Placencio
"After successfully run in other franchises Marine veteran Keith Placencio bought a Batteries Plus franchise from a friend and plans to open his second location in the near future coming up next on veteran on the move Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur wannabe or someone still stuck in that Trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success and now your host Joe Crane Getting a new car is exciting and you deserve a hassle -free buying experience for more on Navy Federals car buying experience visit Navy federal org All right today we're talking with marine veteran Keith Placencio with batteries plus in Las Cruces, New Mexico Keith Thanks for being here today looking forward to hearing your entrepreneurial story before we do all that take us back to us Which did in Marine Corps? Okay. Well, thank you so much for having me We really appreciate you know an exposure and and we're just so excited to be part of this Batteries Plus organization Thank you said my name is Keith Placencio. I had went into the Marine Corps back in 1987 August 10th of 1987 right out of high school, yeah You know my wife and I were high school sweethearts sweethearts. We were already married Had a daughter and they went to the Marine Corps, which wasn't easy But we knew it was great life that would lead to great things. Yeah, I Spent four years in the Marine Corps moved around all over I was with a hawk missile battalion. We had to shoot down planes out of sky. Yeah desert storm veteran Going and being being a marine one of the greatest experience of my life it I was always pretty motivated very competitive I ran track and did all a lot of great things right now. I was super competitive The Marine Corps just kind of refined that and and gave me even more motivation more discipline One of the greatest things I picked up from the Marine Corps is how to overcome right? Yeah, him provides a dad all that great stuff that you need to be successful in life, right? Absolutely Learn how to take care of our people right you take care of your people. They're gonna take care of you. So My wife and I and and our children we stayed four years in the Marine Corps After desert storm we got out. We went to New Mexico State University and an electrical engineering degree Wow, that's a tough one and spent a foot another four years in the National Guard here It was a little tough, but you know what thankfully to my wife she man She's hung with in with me through some of the most difficult times in any marriage right the Marine Corps. Yeah college And you know, I was very competitive again in the even in school, right? I wanted my straight A's and wanted to do best, you know The best I could and and get out and get a great job with great pay so I can take very care of my family Uh -huh. So what happened after college? after college went to work in the In the plants in Mexico for a little bitty company called General Motors Their Delphi Delco organization, I'm as an engineer worked on ninja control modules stereos things like that Started as an engineer and moved my way up into engineering management and eventually I was running plants in Mexico so I just just done quite a bit traveled around in Mexico quite a bit and then What year was this this would probably been 2007 2006 -7 You know, you've heard about all those killings in Juarez and all that craziness that was going on down there When I felt safer in a war than I did down in Juarez I Was like no, it's about time to leave and and it's sad because I loved what I did the great people great engineers great Work environment, you know, I was having a lot of fun and doing great things. So we left that Went into you know, looked around El Paso for quite a while. We were living El Paso at the time Couldn't you know, the job market wasn't that great at that time? And we're so from a little town in New Mexico called super city, New Mexico, it's a mining community upper mines that's been there forever and So, I don't know one day got a wild hair made some calls down there My uncle was an engineer for them and started working down there three weeks later My wife wasn't a big fan because you know, we left that small -town community and that this and that but you know It gave us a good a good living for for several years But I had always loved entrepreneurship always I was always had a side business Anything from custom home installations of theater systems, you know, I loved working on stereo since I was a kid electronics and Wanted to do that and when my wife wasn't real happy about our kids were already a little older But we had a granddaughter we were raising and she wasn't real happy about living down there in those small communities So we decided we had to come back up to some some semblance of civilization and into Got as an insurance agent for a bit and that's how I started I thought that'd be a great Opportunity everybody's gonna have insurance right but when your family turns and runs away from you because you sell insurance I was like, that's not good Yeah, I was like I just want to say hi to you right I want to give my mom a hug It's like no you're gonna try to sell me insurance I'm quite that bad.
A highlight from From Big Bang to James Webb: Exploring Space with John Mather
"Right now we still have the great mystery of quantum mechanics doesn't seem to describe gravity. Can we find places that are like home? Little Earth's orbiting stars like the Sun. When you look at the history of Earth you see the history of the different forms of life growing. It's taken all of the entire history of the universe for us to turn up. We start off with that can't be done that's impossible. Then somebody invents something and then somebody wants some more and gradually we invest our billions or trillions as it takes because there's a demand for it. Please build us another telescope to look farther back because we've got a big mystery here. Artificial limbs, precision GPS, firefighter suits, insulin pumps, emergency blankets, air purifiers, even the dust buster. Now what do all of these things have in common? Well these were actually all innovations developed through the pursuit of space and I think there's something really profound there. Through our collective deep desire to understand our past and all that we came from we've created technologies that enhance our future. I think it's also an important reminder that history is riddled with people we think they know what is best to build without realizing that there are so many great things that have sprouted from projects that didn't seem immediately useful at the time. And that's why today I am so excited about our guest astrophysicist John Mather. Now John actually won the Nobel Prize in physics in 2006 for his work on the Kobe satellite to which by the way Stephen Hawking described the imagery from Kobe and its implications on the Big Bang Theory as the most important discovery of the century if not all time. More recently John was a senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope and that was the feat of science that produced the images of those far -out galaxies that you probably saw as the Biden administration revealed them in the last year. Now this episode came about because I had the pleasure of seeing John speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival and after his talk I had to ask him I had to shoot my shot to see if he'd come on the A16Z podcast and in this complex world of cosmic probabilities John actually said yes. So here we are venturing into the very beginnings of our cosmic history. We also talked about what we've learned in the several decades that John has been working in this space but also the many things that we have yet to understand so things like dark energy and dark matter. Plus we explored the very important question of why space exploration is such a fundamental but also useful human desire in the first place and given that the James Webb Space Telescope that John has been working on recently made its first detection of a new carbon compound methyl cation this conversation is all the more timely.
A highlight from A Primer on China's Current Economic Turmoil
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Thursday, August 17th, and today we are doing a great, big, what the heck is going on with China episode. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link at the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends, we are rumbling on towards the end of the week. And speaking of rumblings, if you have been watching the macro Twittersphere closely, there have been growing rumblings about China. You see it pop up a little bit in mainstream media and on YouTube's and certainly now happening on podcasts. And then yesterday, Preston Pish tweeted, anyone have a really good and recent article or podcast on what's happening with the economy in China right now? Well over here at The Breakdown, that really cinched it that we were going to dig into this. And before we do the usual caveats, one, I am not a China expert, just like basically I'm not an expert on anything we talk about here. But what we try to do well over here at The Breakdown is aggregate sources to help you better understand what's happening at least a little bit better. And number two, to the extent it comes up, apologies in advance for pronunciations or perhaps I should say mispronunciations. With that, let's try to get a sense of what's happening and why it matters. On Tuesday, the People's Bank of China cut rates on one year loans by 15 basis points to 2 .5%. This is the largest cut since 2020 and was an emergency policy adjustment following the release of some truly dismal economic data. July data showed weak consumer spending growth, sliding investment and rising unemployment. Youth unemployment for people between the ages of 16 and 24 hit 21 % in June. I know you guys can do the math, but to put that differently, that means one in five young people are now out of work. In fact, this month, the National Bureau of Statistics didn't actually release data on youth unemployment, stating that they needed to adjust their methodology to exclude students seeking their first job. Now, over in currency land, the yuan has devalued by 6 % over the course of the year, recently reaching the low point it recorded last October of 7 .3 yuan per dollar. That's the weakest exchange rate for the yuan since late 2007. Data from June showed that China have decreased their holdings of U .S. treasuries for three months in a row, bringing them to a 14 -year low. Some analysts believe that these reserves have been mobilized to defend the yuan from devaluing too rapidly. June CPI data released last week showed that the Chinese economy was in outright deflation. Consumer prices fell by 0 .3 % on an annualized basis. Manufacturing activity has now contracted for four months straight, and GDP growth this year has been paltry, recording 2 .2 % in the first quarter and just 0 .8 % in the second quarter. Multiple international banks have now downgraded Chinese growth estimates, forecasting that the economy will fail to achieve the 5 % growth target set by the CCP. And if that target is not hit, it will be the third year in a row with sub -5 % growth, an unprecedented rough patch in the post -Mao era from 1976 onwards. Now, contributing to this are debt problems, credit problems, and social stability problems. But before we get to those, let's do a whistle -stop review of the last few years in China to see how things wound up in this position. You will remember that during the pandemic, China ran one of the strictest and longest -running lockdown regimes in the world. And while the impact of the lockdown on the people of China was of course immense, the disruption it caused was also a major driver in economic dysfunction. Global supply chains became broken, impacting items from semiconductors to gym equipment. While the fragility of supply chains based in Chinese manufacturing had long been a talking point for hawks in the West, the failure of multiple critical supply chains during the pandemic cemented the idea of reshoring manufacturing across the political aisle in the US. Since taking office, the Biden administration has pursued major industrial policy with a view to decoupling critical industries from reliance on China. The financial sector has also been discouraged from investing in China over the past few years, with a range of policies and pressure campaigns ensuring that capital flows into China are crimped. And as a little bit of a self -shill, if you want to hear about how this has been impacting the development of their artificial intelligence field, go check that out. There continues to be incredible pressure on the Biden administration to even increase restrictions on export of AI -related technology to China, even though many of those restrictions are already in place. Anyway, heading back into the COVID era, as the rest of the world opened up and rolled back lockdowns in late 2021, China continued to be locked down into the strict zero COVID era. Many times, even when it appeared that things were on the verge of opening back up, some new outbreak would cause another lockdown, leading ultimately to citizens bristling at the continuation of tough track and trace policies. Another big notable event during this time was that in December of 2021, the massive Evergrande property development group defaulted on an interest payment on its corporate bonds. The property giant had been severely impacted by a crackdown on leverage within the property sector in 2020 and had struggled to refinance its debt. The tightening of credit standards was known as the three red lines policy and was intended to reduce the credit risk of home builders. When it collapsed, Evergrande had over 50 million apartments left unfinished, leaving homeowners to question whether they would ever receive finished units. The Evergrande failure precipitated further economic problems across China in 2022. Protesters staged demonstrations outside banks, with organized groups refusing to make mortgage payments on unfinished homes. In many cases, mortgages had been taken out prior to construction beginning, and so you can only imagine the frustration of people who were continuing to pay for homes that had been further and further delayed and who couldn't actually even live in them. In that same time period, multiple banks and wealth management products failed across the country and Chinese real estate in general entered its most severe downturn in history. Now the government did step in to manage the Evergrande failure and broader economic contagion. They were, however, in a tough position. Government policy around the restriction of credit to the property sector had been a major catalyst for the problems, but officials were reluctant to wind back the regulations entirely. President Xi Jinping has been outspoken about reducing the financialization of housing, stating, quote, houses are for living in, not for speculation. Now diving a little bit deeper into this area of the economy, the property sector is a key part of basically every major economy, but China takes this element to the extreme. China has one of the most overvalued housing markets in the world in relation to income. On average, an apartment cost over 30 times annual income, with major cities like Shanghai bringing this ratio as high as 50 times income. In the US, the ratio between housing costs and income is closer to four times on average and 10 times for major metros like New York and San Diego. Part of the reason housing is so expensive is that Chinese citizens use housing as a primary store of wealth. Again, this is true globally, but it's particularly lopsided in China. Housing accounts for more than 70 % of household wealth in China. Many people invest in property and then hold it vacant to preserve its value as a never lived in home. China has some of the highest rates of homeownership in the world, with as many as 90 % of households owning at least one property. This skew towards the property sector is largely a function of mistrust in other domestic assets, as well as tight capital controls. The Chinese stock market is notoriously opaque and lacking in the disclosure rules that provide a semblance of investor protection in the West. And while managed investment products are popular, they're often just proxies for exposure to the property sector. Analysts typically measure the Chinese property sector as representing around 30 % of Chinese GDP, which compares to the estimates of around 17 % in the US. Now other countries, including Canada and Australia, have similar levels of household wealth and GDP contribution from the property sector. But the key difference for the Chinese housing industry is the sheer scale of the market. Chinese real estate is estimated to be worth $42 .7 trillion. This is slightly larger than the US real estate market in aggregate, and even a few trillion dollars bigger than the total market capitalization of the entire US stock market. Many point to Chinese real estate then as the largest asset class in the world, and it is going down hard right now. Official data has new home prices down 2 .4 % across China since their peak in August of 2021. Existing homes have dropped by 6 % in the same time. This is already a massive drop for a housing market that was generally assumed to go up forever, but these official average figures don't tell the whole story. In China, closing prices for real estate are not public, so the official data is an estimate at best and a political fabrication at worst. The data relies on surveys and has significant smoothing to dampen trends. This makes turning points difficult to capture and could mean the official data is not telling the full story. Private data from property agents shows major markets like Shanghai and Shenzhen falling by at least 15 % in prime neighborhoods. The real estate surrounding Alibaba's headquarters is estimated to have lost a quarter of its value. Goldman Sachs economist Wang Lishang said, Now, alongside the fall in the housing market, more acute problems in the financial sector have also sprung up recently. At the end of July, Zhongrong International Trust Company missed payments across dozens of wealth management products. The company is a gigantic player in the Chinese shadow banking sector, which intermediates loans between individuals and private lenders. They primarily deal in the sale of real estate backed bonds, and at least 30 products are now overdue, and the company have said they have no immediate plans to make clients whole. Chinese authorities have set up a task force to investigate potential contagion, and banking regulators are looking into risks at the firm's part owner, Zhongjie Enterprise Group. Zhongjie managed around $138 billion. Jason Hsu, chief investment officer of Raelient Global Advisors, said, This was one that everyone knew was going to blow up. Overall, there are 106 trust products across the country in default through to July of this year, worth around $6 billion in principle. Real estate investments have accounted for 74 % of default by value. Corporate defaults are also up in recent months. June and July recorded missed payments on more than a billion dollars in domestic notes. That's the worst stretch since last December and January, which was punctuated by the default of Evergrande. This time around, the problem seems centered on an even larger property developer called Country Garden. The firm is considered by most to be the largest home builder in China and has more than four times as many outstanding projects as Evergrande. Country Garden has missed payments on its dollar -denominated bonds and is currently inside a 30 -day grace period prior to a formal default. Trading has been suspended on at least 11 onshore notes, and payment extension proposals are in the works. Country Garden's January 2024 dollar bond issuance traded at 9 cents earlier this week, an implied yield of 2 ,500%, just to give you an idea of how the market is pricing the firm's chance of recovery here. Now, as credit risk rips through domestic markets, China's major state -owned banks have been told to sell dollars to buy yuan in both onshore and offshore markets. According to anonymous sources speaking to Reuters, Chinese banks have been propping up the yuan throughout the week in an attempt to control the decline of the currency. Now, standard caveat on quoting Zero Hedge, but Zero Hedge is also reporting that Beijing have urged investment funds not to sell off Chinese stocks. Taking a step back, up until recently, the Chinese reopening was a major narrative for markets. There had been turmoil across China over the last two years, but many investors consoled themselves that China would reopen strong and provide some much -needed growth to the global economy. What's happened is almost the complete opposite. Chinese growth has come in weak and sputtered along since reopening. It now looks like China is headed for a recession at best, if not a full -blown financial crisis. Carnegie Endowment senior fellow Michael Pettis wrote, It may seem like terrible luck and amazing coincidence that so many things are going wrong in the Chinese economy at the same time. But of course, it is not a coincidence at all. This is how systemic imbalances work themselves out. I've often written about the Minskyan dynamics of long periods in which market variables move persistently in the same direction. When that happens, businesses, banks, local governments, and households who implicitly or explicitly take too much one -direction risk systematically outperform those that don't, until eventually the operations and balance sheets of much of the economy are directly or indirectly leveraged to those variables. That is why, when that variable finally reverses, the damage can often be much greater than anyone expected, mainly because no one understood the extent of the implicit and explicit exposures. Decades of surging property prices, expanding liquidity, and contracting credit spreads in China have created an economy in which balance sheets have highly correlated mismatches and distortions. In that case, the impact of an eventual reversal is brutally hard to predict. What about the response? Well, three weeks ago, when it had become clear that China was entering another period of economic distress, Chinese leaders vowed to provide more support. The Politburo pledged to spur consumer spending, tackle unemployment, and backstop the property sector. However, details were sorely lacking. The Politburo's statement acknowledged that the economic recovery after reopening was making quote torturous progress and that it was necessary to quote actively expand domestic demand and expand consumption by increasing residents' income. Julian Evans -Pritchard, head of China economics at Capital Economics, lamented the lack of a clear plan. He said at the time, Given how bad things are at the moment, it is a bit disappointing that they didn't give us some figures. And while their statement did recognize the risk to the economy, Evans -Pritchard said quote, They are not so desperate that they feel the need to resort to the old -school Big Bang stimulus. What he's referring to is that during prior downturns during the 2008 global financial crisis and the 2012 euro crisis, the CCP was eager to dole out massive stimulus on the supply side. The Chinese government directed the stockpiling of commodities and gigantic infrastructure projects to keep growth ticking over at a fast pace despite global economic turmoil. This time around, as of yet, there is no clear policy, just haphazard emergency interventions. For example, the People's Bank of China has cut rates, but there's a limit to what monetary stimulus can do to support consumption. This time, the problem is deflation, a collapse of demand. Until now, Chinese policymakers have largely been able to keep the economy out of the ditch using only supply -side stimulus, but it's not clear that that will work again. Late on Monday, Kai Fang, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the PBOC, warned that emergency rate cuts would not be enough. He said, Fang joins a growing chorus of economists insisting on direct transfer payments to consumers in order to support spending. This option has been controversial with senior Politburo figures, however, and so far Beijing has ignored the suggestion. Many have suggested instead that tax and fee cuts for companies were the most direct, fair, and efficient way to stimulate the economy. Senior Party members also have a history of warning against the Of course, the concern is that the underlying problem might be a simple lack of capacity. China's government resources are distributed through numerous local governments. These governments typically raise funding through land sales, but with the property sector in trouble, this line of revenue is less viable. There has also been an ongoing dispute between the central party and provincial governments. During the turmoil of the last few years, Beijing has been reluctant to come to the aid of overindebted regional governments. Estimates vary wildly due to the large amount of off -balance sheet liabilities, but Goldman Sachs analysts think there could be as much as $13 trillion in debt held by local governments. China's GDP is around $17 trillion annually, so there could be significantly less fiscal space for stimulus than the publicly disclosed figures imply. Liu Chao, professor of finance at Peking University, said, Now, as you might imagine, overarching all of these economic problems are the very real political considerations. Tensions around the rule of President Xi Jinping have started to come to a head around the financial turmoil of the last two years. For the first time, we've seen evidence of open protests against Xi on the mainland. Now, of course, it's impossible to tell how widespread the antipathy towards Xi is, but it's hard not to view at least some of the events of the last couple years as cracks emerging. And so really where we're left to do a very brief summary is a situation in which a set of challenges are converging all at the same time. And they're a set of challenges not necessarily easily solved by old techniques. Officials are caught between wanting to run back the old playbook and trying to figure out if there's a new playbook that'll work better. Michael Pettis again wrote, What got China into this mess has been over a decade of massive amounts of investment in unnecessary infrastructure and empty apartments. If this investment had been economically justified, rising debt would have been more than matched by rising productive capacity and GDP, which means local government debt would have never become the problem it has clearly become. I understand why many policy advisors are so worried about China's economic slowdown, that they are turning again to the old policies that boosted GDP in the past. But more of the same won't get China out of the mess that more of the same got it into. Now, of course, outside of China, the big questions are how a Chinese recession or slowdown or even financial crisis will impact the global economy. One thing that some observers have noted is that we haven't had a normal business cycle recession in so long. In other words, we haven't had a downturn precipitated by anything other than a financial crisis for so long that we kind of don't know how to handle it. We don't really have a playbook for what to do with it, at least not one that's been updated recently. To some extent, I wonder if the not knowingness of the situation is contributing to the anxiety around it, but as with any macro topic, it is an extremely dense, complex, nuanced intertwined set of issues. And so the best we can do is keep trying to keep track of it and recontextualize as new events teach us more about what's happening. Hope this was a helpful primer, at least a little bit on what's going on. Until next time, peace.
140: WWI Aviators: From the Lafayette Escadrille to the Red Baron and More - burst 2
"Perhaps you've already guessed, but today we come to a high flying story, the story of aviation and the Great War. While we've gotten a taste of aerial combat in a few episodes already, we've barely scratched the surface on these wartime celebrities, romanticized as Knights of the Air, as they did a decade before. And of course, as US History Podcast, we'll focus on the American experience. We'll start by going back to 1903, the year the Wright brothers took their successful flight at Kitty Hawk, so we can trace the airplane's rapid transformation from barely being a possibility to soaring through the air with machine guns in little more than a
Monitor Show 07:00 08-07-2023 07:00
"Wall Street, stay with us, Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow, and Lisa Abramowitz starts right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. What we really need to see is whether or not the slowdown is intact. We're still seeing some lingering effects of the pandemic. We think that we are on that path to get to lower inflation by the end of the year. The hawks from the Fed are really going to focus in on the wage growth. It's going to be difficult to see rates coming down in that way that they did in the last 15 years. This is Bloomberg Surveillance with Tom Kean, Jonathan Farrow, and Lisa Abramowitz. Recession calls on Wall Street dropping like flies. Live from New York City this morning. Good morning, good morning. For our audience worldwide, this is Bloomberg Surveillance on TV and radio. Alongside Tom Kean and Lisa Abramowitz, I'm Jonathan Farrow. Your equity market on the S &P 500 just about positive by a quarter of one percent. We are light on earnings this week. Heavy on data at the back end of the week with CPI on Thursday and PPI on Friday. But TK, the line getting longer. You've got the likes of Mike Gapen, Bank of America, dropping the recession call. Feroli over at JP Morgan into the weekend, dropping the recession call. This comes after Chairman Powell told us in the news conference a couple of weeks back that the Fed staff have also done, guess what, dropped their recession call. Who's left, Tom? We didn't talk about this in the last hour. Let's go to it right now. And again, if you go to Jackson Hole here and people are saying, what do you do with an NBER recession call classically two quarters of negative GDP? These people are reacting to the data and the data can be summed in the Atlanta GDP now statistic. It moves, it changes around, it could change, it could get gloomy, it could get full bloom. It's possible you could get full bloom Atlanta.
A highlight from Hugh talks "Filthy Rich Politicians" with Matt Lewis
"Welcome America back using a song from the boss because it's quoted in this brand new book. Matt Lewis, filthy rich politicians. Matt Lewis joins us now. Good morning, Matt. How are you? Hey Hugh, I'm doing amazing. Good to see you. Good to see you. It's been a long time. First time I met Matt was in 2008 at the Texas Republican State Convention. I don't know if you remember back that far, Matt, but you're that old. I do, you took us out to dinner and paid. I remember that really well. All right, well, Matt, this is a fine book. Congratulations. I want to begin though. Thank you very much. And Hugh, I was a young staffer at townhall .com at the time. And that's why you paid. your I appreciate mentorship of young conservatives. I try, I try. And this is a very good book. We agree on about 75%. We disagree on some and we'll get to that. But I want to start with, you know, you wrote the best article or book on grifting by PACs, by super PACs. And you know, one of the things Jack Smith is investigating is illegal fundraising by the Donald Trump stay in office effort. Do you find it unusual that the first person to get prosecuted for that is the former president? Oh, I think it's, you know, I think it's one of those things where the nail that stands up gets hammered down. What's the old proverb about that? You know, I think it's a combination of factors, but Donald Trump has put himself in the line of fire, so to speak, legally. So not - I'm just so disturbed by that because based on your first book, I don't think I've ever received an honest fundraising appeal. I mean, you, especially the ones that came up during the Tea Party movement, didn't you write that original story on the Tea Party movement with just a giant grift? Yeah, no, I wrote, so I wrote an op -ed for the Wall Street Journal about this. And part of it ended up also being in my book as well, my old book, Too Dump to Fail. But yeah, this was a real problem. In fact, there were candidates running, I'm sorry, candidates who weren't even running for office, had no plans to run for office, and someone would start a super PAC like Draft Condi Rice, and somebody would raise millions of dollars, and most of it would go in their own pocket. I it's think scam PACs was the term - That's your term, scam PACs. And I appreciate that, and I tell everyone about it all the time. Never give a dollar to a PAC, never. It's lining the pockets of a crooked person. So Matt, let's get to filthy rich politicians. First of all, I did not know you grew up in Maryland. I did not know you had moved to West Virginia. So are you gonna support Jim Justice or Joe Manchin in the Senate race, Matt Lewis? What do you live with? I'm for Jim Justice mainly because he has this amazing bulldog named Baby Dog. And I literally live in a state when during the COVID pandemic, in order to get West Virginians vaccinated, which by the way, Jim Justice was a leading governor early on pushing vaccinations, in order to get West Virginians vaccinated, we had a lottery where Baby Dog would pick the winner and you could win a gun or a truck. And so based on that alone, Jim Justice has earned my vote. Well, Baby Dog has been on this show. And Baby Dog, I don't know how old Baby Dog is, or if it's like the Georgia Bulldog and it's like Baby Dog 4, but Baby Dog is a heck of a campaign operator. Let's start with a name of a book I've never seen before. Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty. This is a big book in your life. I wrote an advice book once called In But Not Of. Is this book still, you're the one you recommend, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty. Does it still work? It's been decades, I assume, since you read it. Absolutely. So it's by a guy named Harvey McKay. And he was, believe it or not, in the envelope business, as I recall. I think he had another book called Pushing the Envelope. He had another book called How to Swim with the Sharks and Not Get Eaten. And he literally wrote this book, it's called Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty, the only networking book you'll ever need. And me coming from a very rural background, the son of a prison guard, my dad was a correctional officer in Hagerstown, Maryland for 30 years. I honestly had no idea the concept of networking. I mean, even the concept of like, let's make friends with people and when you have a book that comes out, maybe you email them and they'll have you on the radio show. Like the way that the world works for 99 % of successful people, I literally had no concept of that. No one ever taught me, no one ever taught me like, literally set me down and had a conversation with me about it and I also never observed it in practice. And so at the age of 25 or 26, I read this book and it actually changed my life. And it still works? You think it would still work today? Absolutely. Oh, absolutely. I mean, because this is based on relationships. Remember in Jerry Maguire, his mentor, is it Dickey, whatever, says to you, the key to this business is personal relationships. You can't sell anybody if you don't love everybody. Like that will work forever. It doesn't matter if there's technology or no technology. And by the way, this is not a manipulative thing. That's the thing I loved about this book is that Harvey McKay was not advising, let's manipulate people. It was about building relationships and friendships with people that are reciprocal and mutually beneficial and I'm a fan. Yeah, there are three kinds of friendship according to Aristotle. The first, the friendship of utility. There's nothing wrong with it. It doesn't bring pleasure. The second kind of friendship or wisdom, the third kind of friendship, but it is necessary. So I'm glad to plug that book. Now on money, your general theory is Tug McGraw quote. I like it, I love it, I want more of it. I am with you too, but the best way to do that is to work three jobs for 50 years. You're not gonna get rich quick in America. You have to work three jobs for 50 years and you'll be comfortable. You have got nothing against money. I want to be clear at the beginning of that. You're not an anti -capitalist. That's exactly right and I tried to go out of my way to really stress that. My wife is a Republican political fundraiser for conservative candidates and I'm somebody who's here hawking a book desperately, trying to get people to go to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books -A -Million, wherever fine books are sold and buy filthy rich politicians. So I am a capitalist, I am a entrepreneurial, I love America and I want to become filthy rich. But I also, I will say, Hugh, I don't think money's the root of all evil. I do think the love of money is the root of all evil. So obviously we have to keep things in perspective and not become greedy. And honestly, I think that's the problem with our politicians is that a lot of them, they're disordered. Their priority is not we the people, it's actually cashing in. That to me is the problem. And you make a good argument that a number of people are driven by that. Let's start with our common area of most agreement. I believe with you and you make a good case, stock trading, active stock trading by members of Congress should be illegal. You make that argument at length, Nancy Pelosi is exhibit number one, but there are a lot of offenders. Why do you think that? I agree with you, I can parrot your argument, but you make your argument. Why should stock trading be illegal by members of Congress? Well, first let me say, I don't wanna take credit for this development, but just today, this morning, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Senators Josh Hawley and Kirsten Gillibrand are about to propose a law that would do exactly what I'm calling for, which is banning members of Congress and their families from betting on stock market. And the reason for this, Hugh, is a couple reasons. Number one, it really looks like several prominent members of Congress are engaging in insider trading. In other words, and I can go chapter and verse on this if you want, but we don't have to get too in the weeds, but very clearly, if you look in the book, it looks like members, prominent members of Congress are using inside information that they have from their jobs in Congress to make money to profit on the stock market. And also, I think even more disturbing, during times of crisis or great change, they're using their information to mitigate the losses, to dump stock before something bad happens. They have information you and I as citizens do not have. So I think whether they're really, whether they're engaging in insider trading or whether it just looks like it, either way, it is eroding trust in liberal democracy, in our institutions, and in our lawmakers. Yeah, if we go back to the market crisis of 2008, my dear friend, John Campbell, one of the most ethical men I know, a car dealer, by the way, who came to Congress with a lot of money told me, because Matt has some harsh words for car dealers where I disagree with him, but we'll come back to that, but John is very, very ethical. I've gone to church with him forever. I know him very, very well, and he's a good car dealer and an honest man. He's out of the business now. But he told me about a briefing he got during the financial crisis. He didn't trade stocks. He would never do that. But if you had been in that briefing, you would have dumped every financial stock, and apparently some people did. They should go to jail, but that's not technically insider information. Right, so first of all, it hasn't even been illegal for Congress to engage in inside trading until 2012. That's when Congress passed the Stock Act, and now it is illegal for them to do it. However, I guess my argument is, and I go back to Martha Stewart, you know? I mean, what would you do if someone called you up, let's say someone called me up and said, hey, Matt, you know that stock that you've got your entire retirement in right now? They're gonna announce tomorrow that that super drug doesn't really work. So just a heads up. Tomorrow it's gonna come out that that drug that you've invested your entire life savings in is not effective, and it's hurting people, actually. What would I do? You'd kinda be a fool if you didn't dump the stock, right? You'd be an idiot. And so I think just as the normal course of work of a member of Congress, you're going to be privy to information that average members, average citizens do not have. And so the best way, and it's impossible to police this, how do we know for certain whether Senator Richard Burr knew COVID was going to be so bad because he's the chairman of the Intel Committee, or maybe he just reads a lot of newspapers and follows the story more closely than most Americans. It's impossible to sort of parse things like that. So the simplest way to solve this problem is to ban members of Congress from trading in the stock market. You can still own mutual funds. And Matt Lewis and I are gonna continue talking about this, but banning stock trading by Congress and their family, their spouse, not their kids, their spouse is absolutely essential to the integrity of the United States. Don't go anywhere. I'll be right back with Matt Lewis. The book is Filthy Rich Politicians. Matt knows the Luntz Law, which is to say the title of the book seven times in every interview, but we're gonna say it more than that. Filthy Rich Politicians. Stay tuned.
Remembering Medal of Honor Recipients Gary Gordon & Randy Shughart
"Sit them down and I tell them the story of Gary Gordon and Randy shughart To Medal of Honor recipients Catches they never got there medal of honors both of them They got them posthumously They were in the battle of Mogadishu famous Black Hawk down incident Movies were made about it They were too Delta force operators who were in a helo Helicopter observing the attack on the down what was it super 6 four helicopter chuck and they were watching it on the ground as it was being overrun By Somalis looking to kill the pilot who had been down then all the other operators there And Gary Gordon and Randy shugart even though they were in the helicopter said to the operator you're going to put me on the ground and you're going to do it now And they were asked to repeatedly by headquarters Are you sure you want to do that because you're looking at almost certain death when you go on that ground And Gordon and shoe garden said put me on the ground Knowing and understanding that death was staring him in the face They did it anyway They protected their men They were both killed In Mogadishu in 1993 I was probably a long long way to the ground from that helicopter But it tells you now again this isn't about a long weekend I'm going to go out with just a few seconds of taps to commemorate those brave souls who gave us the gift of freedom
Celtics pull away, beat Hawks 128-120 for 4-2 series win
"The Celtics finally advanced to the second round by rallying past the hawks one 28 one 20. Boston trail before an 11 O run that included three straight three pointers. Jason Tatum hit one of the trays and capped the spurt with a dunk to put Boston ahead one 21 one 13 with two O 7 remaining. Just understand it was time. It was a back and forth game. They was hitting big shots. We was hitting big shots. And we could feel it. Everybody was locked in. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 32 points, while Tatum added 30. Al Horford provided ten points, grabbed 12 boards and hit a three pointer that put Boston ahead to stay. I'm Dave ferry.
Hawks playoff win pushes Janet Jackson concert back 1 day
"The Atlanta Hawks are still alive in the playoffs and that will force fans planning to attend Janet Jackson's concert in the city this week to wait a day to see the music star. The hawks rallied to beat the Celtics one 19 one 17 in game 5 of their playoff matchup on Tuesday night, sending the series back to Atlanta for game 6. It means that State Farm arena is double booked for Thursday night, live nation says the casualty will be Jackson's concert, which will be postponed until Friday. I'm geffen cool
Young's long 3 lifts Hawks to 119-117 win over Celtics
"Trae Young scored 38 points and buried a 29 foot game winning three pointer with 2.8 seconds left as the Atlanta Hawks staved off elimination with a shocking one 19 one 17 game 5 went over the Celtics. At that point I looked up and it was only like three, four seconds left, maybe two. So I just had to trust in what I've done my whole life and just shoot with confidence. Boston led by 13 with 8 33 remaining before Atlanta responded with a 28 13 push, jaylen Brown scored 35 while Jayson Tatum was held to 19 for the Celtics who still lead the series three games to two. Gethin kuba, Boston.
Hawks G Murray suspended for Game 5 vs Celtics
"The NBA has suspended Atlanta Hawks card dejante Murray one game without pay for making inappropriate contact with and verbally abusing a game official. The incident took place at the end of the hawks one 29 one 21 game four loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday in Atlanta. The former all star guard is the hawk's second leading scorer this postseason averaging 25.3 points. Murray will be sidelined for game 5 of the series on Tuesday in Boston as the hawks tried to overcome a three games to one series deficit. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
Brown, Tatum score 31 each, Boston beats Hawks for 3-1 lead
"Jayson Tatum and jaylen Brown each poured in 31 points as the Celtics extended their series lead to three one over the hawks with a one 29 one 21 victory. Brown started the game shooting one for 7. He took off the protective mask. He's worn since February and then knocked down 11 of 15. The rest of the way. I just needed something different. I don't know what it was. I needed to change my shoes. Wipe my hands off, you know, take the mask off, whatever I needed to do. I just needed to help my team get a win and that's what I was trying to do. Marcus smart added 19 points for the Celtics, while Trae Young led the hawks with 35. Jim Hart, Atlanta
Young scores 32, Hawks beat Celtics 130-122 to close to 2-1
"Facing a three zero deficit in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks rally to defeat the Boston Celtics one 30 to one 22, the south came within 1.1 hundred to 99 midway through the fourth, but it was Trey young and Dijon Murray's three pointers in the last two minutes that put Atlanta in front to stay. Young scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter. I know I can play like this. Like I said, last game, I wouldn't worry. I knew I can play the way I need to. It's all about reading and making the right adjustments. Murray scored 25 for the hawks. Jason Tatum led the seltzer with 29. Gary mckillop's Atlanta
Booker goes off for 38 points as Suns even series vs. Clippers
"Moved up two in their opening round playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks beating the hawks one 19 one O 6. Jason Tatum had 29 points, the Celtics went on a late run to finish the hawks in this game. Phoenix says, even at series with the LA clippers at one one, Devin Booker with 38 points, leading the suns to a one 23 one O 9 win. The sun's rebought it from our disappointing game one, and they fell behind by 12 early in this one. The Cleveland Cavaliers avoided an O two hole. Darius Garland said in early tone, 26 of his 32 in the first half and the Cavs blew out the New York Knicks one O 7 to
"hawks" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Where the game starts. Yeah, I'm just reading the comments about your outfit, so I don't really know what you said. But to make sure it was I'm sure it was smart. I'm sure it was very good. Too much of a focus on the outside here. We got to focus on the substance, Jimmy. That's true. Actually, yeah. I'm watching the comments of Bobby and I'm watching Joe sway like my frigging dad trying to like oh my God. It's hard to focus. Did you guys get the point? What did you think of white since you were pretty critical of a few days ago? Good, good to see him going downhill. This is what I talked about after the pacers game too much three point shooting. If the three is not there for you and it wasn't again for him in this one, go downhill. Good things are going to touch anything. I'm trying to put you on. Rob's there in the offensive glass. Yeah, you got Horford lurking. There's just a lot of good things coming from getting downhill and being aggressive in those spots. Work for Tatum too. He got his own put back to go. They were dominant around the glass on this one, so that they go inside like white did there. I know the talk in the postgame press that was almost contagious. Other guys started doing it after he did. Grant getting in there. Good split actions. I thought that worked well for the Celtics to route the early portion of the game. Rob passing from the hype. What did he say about that white stretch? Was that something they tried to attack Trey on purpose, or it just happened organically? The thing it was a little bit organically, because you didn't see a lot of that in the first half. I might have been a bit of a, I think there was a bit of a conversation at halftime about that as well as the defense of course. Getting to the paint, there clearly must have been something said. Yeah. Yeah, I believe he'd mentioned that briefly there. And listen, it was contagious. You just had a lot of downhill activity there. How great was rob, just an unsung performance active where every single shot that goes up. He's at least getting a hand on. And then that big three point play late in the fourth quarter with the hawks lurking still a little bit there. That's slammed the door. And again, that was a huge thing because the hawks went with their kind of spread offense there. There's no capella on the floor Collins isn't around, so they have nobody there to body up, rob. So he's just shoving Gallinari out of the way there to go up for that rebound. Honestly, with that lineup out there, they should have just run the offensive jacket from anywhere and let rob just clean the glass because he could have done it all night there. And he makes it hard to go small against you, right? He showed it in that game as well. For that alone, both with tearing down those offensive boards, tippins putbacks, rolling, or just getting his hand on stuff. It's going to be a problem there when you don't have somebody who can keep him off that offensive blast. That was a curious decision by Atlanta. I know why they did it because they needed shooters on the floor. But that's where Collins hurt you there because Collins can stretch it. And they didn't have capella out there. They had no presence. Yeah, for sure..
"hawks" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Special things happen. But you need special and I'm not criticizing John Collins, but you need a particular type of selflessness across the board from everyone and a buy in. And that's just tough. But once you get your money and he's gotten his money, then that kind of goes behind. It should go behind winning should then take a leap forward and maybe it has for him. He's when they do win he's pretty he's content, like I said, and they've been winning and he looks, he looks great. He looks like a very effective player when he gets he's getting open threes. He's knocking a few down last night against the sons and that big win. And you saw him in the playoffs last year in a stretch run where his usage was very low and he just made hustle plays and he grabbed offensive rebounds and he battled Joel embiid in a 7 game series as much as he could and he made hard fouls. And he just did a lot of nitty Gritty stuff that you need to win. And it got him paid. So I'm not one thing. Sure. You know, one of the things I think is overlooked and you and I have talked about this, I won't belabor it, but I was low on the hawks coming into the season relative to pretty much everybody in part because I kept saying, I don't know that all these young guys are going to grow to everybody hopes they do from one year to the next. Some guys took a leap forward last year. I don't necessarily know that they're all going to do that the way everyone would like to see. And I did mention that the role thing was going to be important just because now they've won, but they benefited a little bit in some ways, at least at times from being banged up last year. So everybody kind of got opportunities at different points during the year, which does not always get to be the case. I think it's part of why you saw cameras get shipped off. Part of what really helped some of those teams you're talking about, the teams that do win and do succeed and do have all gamers, you get big levels of sacrifice, but you also have veterans that come in that have played somewhere else before gotten their money and been a star somewhere else before. Hell, Iguodala, it's like a great example of that with the warriors because by that point he already knows how difficult it is to win an NBA..
"hawks" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"But lately they've been so clear. There's no debate. The 360 award, it's LeBron. LeBron, 32 points, 9 assists, four steals, three blocks, 8 boards. The only thing you can be even a little bit, I don't know, quibble over is one of 6 from three. He was low energy up until the probably midway through the third quarter and then he turned it on. LeBron was in game load management. He was very much okay. Hey, Malik monks got it going. Avery Bradley's got it going, cool. I'm going to let them do the heavy lifting. And then when the time comes, I'm going to push down on the gas pedal. That's just LeBron doing LeBron things and being smart about himself and about his body. This was just another incredible performance from an incredible player. Yeah, this is easily LeBron. And I love that you said the endgame load management thing, 'cause that's exactly what we saw for the first three quarters. I think he just got 11 points around maybe the 6 minute mark in the third quarter. So yeah, but LeBron's easily to 360 award winner. Absolutely. He's definitely getting that one. And I really liked that you saw LeBron has a feel for a game. He has a feel for game and he tends to know what a game meets. So he was able to let the other guys go with the scoring and we need to talk about Avery Bradley too. He really had it going from behind the arc, but Malik monk was scoring. You had Carmelo Anthony. He was hitting some big threes. And LeBron just kind of coasting along, right? Which is fine. Look, 37 years old, that's fine. That's fine for him to do that. But then, when it came time for the hawks to make their push, I'm talking about midway through the third and then into the fourth. The hawks started to think, okay, now we're going to make a push here. We're going to really close this gap. That's when suddenly the bronze starts driving to the basket. That's when suddenly LeBron gets going and producing on the offensive end of the floor and bringing up the energy. And then we're seeing him get the steals. His hands were so fast in this game. Stealing the ball stripping and Clint capela, John Collins, he was phenomenal on that end of the floor as well. When he turned it on..
"hawks" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"That's why to me, you're not really punting getting rid of getting rid of Richardson and Schroeder. I mean, yes, schroder's a valuable piece. But you're just saying. He's gone at the end of the year, probably. We're gonna play younger people. And be fine with it. And that's what you're saying there. And yes, you are kind of giving up on the season a little bit. But, you know, how many are people stands totally delusional? Does anybody think this team invest does anybody think this team has championship aspirations? No, like, who is going to flip out if this 500 team that's battling it out for the 7th 8th spot right now, trades Schroeder and gives up on the season. Yeah, it'll be disappointing to the players in the locker room, but if you get a hundred, you're back, you're back at where you were, right? And you don't get a chance to see what Tatum and brown look like throughout, right? So if we can look again how can you expect how can you expect them to give it an all out effort if you're basically signaling that you're taking a step back? How do you expect your Jimmy already you're already have been 14 and 20 at that point or whatever it's gonna be. Yeah, the players know. And here's the thing and again, this is where Bobby and I did. We're not saying tremendously. We're saying hypothetically, right? I'm like, wait a minute, okay, all right. Not today, but to me, this is where you think where I love the reason if you can find anybody if you can get that PJ Tucker deal. If you can get a first round pick for something, bring it. That's the whole point. You need to take more swings right now and see if one of them hit, you've got to see if you can hit your maxi or your Desmond Bain or your what or your back on the John. Remember last year I said throw the picks out the window. That was a big tray for something. I have the picks around my arms like this this year. They're not going anywhere. Give me all of them right now, 'cause you need more, you take a bunch of swings and one of them hits and for every ne Smith Romeo or whatever you get a maxi. Like that's what that's why you keep taking stabs at them. And you have a different GM now. You might do better. Oh wait, you're talking about never mind. You're talking about going to the draft round. I'm thinking you're talking about bringing a guy you know towards the end of the season that's gonna help you with a playoff push. No, I'm just possibility, but you have to you have to show your team that can you get late in the year and you're floundering there. I have no problem selling some parts if people are willing to buy them. I mean, you get to February and you're a 500 team. And if you're good 'cause this defense gives them a chance to stay good throughout the course of the year if they're healthy. If you think that's shifting out some main pieces on this team can make you a significantly better group. I think you start to look at Marcus smart at that point. You start to look at some other main rotation guys that if you can find some sort of deal that a swap instance will have to give up the Celtics will have to give up first to get rid of Marcus smart. They're not going to be Marcus. Just like that..
"hawks" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Once they do get G and brown back and I don't know what rob's deal is, if he's just going to be in and out of the lineup all year, that makes it difficult too to have any consistency. But once they get Jalen back, yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing a little bit of a different starting lineup and have a couple guys coming off the bench that can really contribute. And again, what I always say, it matters more who's in the game at the end of the game than you're starting lineup. But you do want to have some sort of float things too. So I get that. Honestly though, I feel like you may say those games for when you're not going to see all out there. And that's probably going to happen soon. And so imagine rob's not going to if I had to guess, I don't think routes going to come back the next couple of games. So if Al it's resting or at least his minutes are reduced. There's an interesting to see how he does in the front core because someone like hernan Gomez. That's a great party. Those two options are one of those guys. There's a spot there, right? I mean, if rob is out, if Al is un arrested at night, then you're gonna lose. No, I agree. He's doing the hell you want. It's just an L no great, but one of these guys, let's just say both of these guys to have plenty of proof, right? I mean, they're not necessarily rookies. They're not one of those players that are like borderline G league, guys, but they've been in the league long enough and they could be they could be somewhat productive or at least find their spots. They lost her and Gomez said that early experiment where they put him in the starting line up there. I know he played a little bit on the Saturday game, but can't be worse than can out there. That's a spot where you can set it to experiment a little bit on the back end of the game. Because listen Joe's way is right. There's no chance or hurt you. Show me where he did. What a cancer do to you, okay? Show me where. Seriously. What are the highlight tapes? So I kind of get a lot of views. What do you do tonight? That's all I watch. Atrocious. Yes. The office of rebounds. Four offensive. But he kept the balls alive. Even more balls alive than that. He was and he just missed his putback, but he didn't kill you on defense. How does that all the time? He did kill you on defense. They sent cam reddish right down hill on him and switches and he shot over camp there every time I would have shot over grant also. That's the point is it's a good player against the not as good player in a situation that he's, you know, he's not in a position to do anything about it. He's not a good pick and roll defender. You think if it's out there? You think if grants out there, that's gonna be different? Like, what are we talking about here? Are you looking for a guy who can help you?.
"hawks" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Some added deaf, a guy that can play both positions in a backboard. Not a great shooter but his mid range game isn't it doesn't totally suck in defensively. He's a bit of a pest, not a great defender, but definitely I was hitting above average defender. I think you're not gonna get picker. Yeah. You're trade chips. You're getting rid of him. You're getting rid of him to create a space for those young guys. Like Bobby said, you know? Your trade shifts are going to be Schroeder and possibly Horford. Even more pretty Smith and more for money is big, but he's playing it at such a value right now. It's possible a team with a need that thinks it's close might eat it. Might eat it. If they really, really needed Schroeder so easy to trade for and a team might absolutely want a guy 6 band bench scorer to come in there. So you can also bring back more money with the teepee with him. So if you end up seeing a guy out there with a little bit more expensive and you don't have to match for sure, you could go that route. And then I think he'll have the flat out most value out of all of these guys. We're trading Horford for a TP, aren't we? I don't think Horford's going anyway this year. I hope that they need them too much. Well, with robs. There's also another reason. He's been the best player. He really has no rob right now. Sharon Gerard real quick. You were in on interviews. Who did you hear from? No, actually, I wasn't in a cell 'cause I was actually on the hawks interviews. Okay, and they had kidding. I'm watching out Horford walk out of the building right now. Hey, Al how you doing? He's got a family with him. Bring him on. Come over. He's like, literally walking out the door. Bring him home. We tell him he's got a bunch of fans. Listen show him the Jersey. Yeah. The way and think about the hawks is that to me that the hawks are the blueprint for what the Celtics did at some point buy into. I mean, they were young a couple of years ago, all young. Because they didn't have a choice. They did not have a choice. That's all they had to work with. And literally, their young players were their best players. And they got their asses. But those guys eventually put it together. And now they're actually, you know, the timeline is a little bit ahead of schedule because they're legitimately thinking about shit. We can get to the NBA Finals. We literally came just a couple of minutes from that last year. So they're thinking, you know, we're good right now. We're really good. And if you're the Celtics at some point, you need to make you need to either go all in and go and get a just a mega superstar to the squad, or you need to score your pick one. Paper. This is what I hate. I hate drinking water. The worst place to be is in the middle. This is the absolute worst place to be because literally have no guidance or direction. There's no upside. There's nothing. You're just a water. It's what everybody got mad at with the Patriots last year too. Yeah. It was the same thing happened with the paths. You got the 5th cam. 15th pick you're stuck in the middle and you didn't trade Gilmore, you didn't trade whatever like just decide what are you and then make your choice. Turner must be cam. Yeah. No, it's tough real quick. It's got to come back, though, guys. Let's come back down. Let's come back down..
"hawks" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"And again, the founders, one thing we want to tell you about in the local they're local, they're from, they're from western masks. Yep. No. Oh yeah. Located in Salem. Is a location and sounds Springfield. Bobby jumped the gun because the Salem location is nearest. But their lifelong pals from Springfield. There's a couple of locations out there, one near the MGM casino. You can also go to east Hampton or as Bobby bob. Salem. Sam this is the thing. Not enough people took advantage of this. So we're gonna tell you about the deal one more time. If you go there and you mentioned that the garden report told you to stop by, you get a T-shirt for a penny. That's literally all you have to do. And then you get anything else you want there too. That's not on us, but the T-shirt is on us. One penny. You know what? And I have a couple t-shirts and they're very comfy too. So go to. Get that green one. Otherwise go to insert dot com or call 8 7 7 500 insta for any inquiries you have about anything else going on. But if you want the T-shirt for a penny, just mention the garden report, go get yourself some once again. Have a good time. Yeah, have a good time. Visit the various locations throughout Massachusetts or go to insad dot com or call 8 7 7 500 insa. That's exactly what we saw. Exactly what's the dangerous way. Tatum began the game looking to get rid of the ball and get other guys involved, right? And that's what he was looking to do offensively defensively the Celtics were doing their best to get the ball out of Trey youngs. And so Trey was essentially doing the same thing Tatum was, but here's the difference. Tatum is passing to grant Williams. Trey is passing to Kevin Hugh herder. Guess who won that battle? Yeah. And second half it was cameras. The shooting personnel on that team ridiculous. Yeah. I mean, I mean think about this. Brad is just like maybe the four for maybe even 6 option on a team. We're on a lot of teams. He's probably your top three. I know. Yeah. It's like I said, there's more options as charot said this is how we open the show charade was basically saying like, even full, even fully manned. You don't know if the Celtics can compete with Atlanta Atlanta's overall just a better team. When they're short handed, like, what are you going to do? You hate to just say like, well, they tried, but this is one of those games. They just what are they going to do in this case? There's better players on the other side of the ball. You're down jaylen Brown, you're down Robert Williams, you're going to play some really ugly rotations where you're going to be limited certain places. You're going to play Cantor minutes when you don't necessarily want to do that. You're going to start a guy like grant Williams who despite his hot shooting shouldn't be thrust into that role. You're going to play lineups. They're going to have guys like Schroeder Richardson smart on the court at the same time. And that destroys any opportunity you have a spacing the floor because you have no shooters out there..
"hawks" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"We've got it all going right now. You've got basketball hockey NFL football NCAA football horses, MMA, golf. Is there still golf? If there isn't a props live betting all kinds of weird stuff out outside of the sports realm, anything you want to place a bet on. Bet online's got it. Bet online dot AG code seal on his 50, 50 or so welcome bonus. Go check it out right now. And as always, make sure to gamble responsibly. What about simultaneum, Bobby? How do you feel about that? Down the stretch or at least the 6 or 7 minute mark in that fourth quarter, we feel like it was getting away from them. You felt like the Celtics or at least email could have done a better job of setting them up a bit. It's a real concern. Yeah, the ball end up out of his hands. I feel like when he gets off the ball, he has a tough time when guys that kind of face guarding him and that's kind of the downside to some of the movement stuff. You want to see him start to do when he's not on the ball dribbling away and making plays. They definitely lost them down the stretch saying, he had a good third quarter. Yeah, that's spinning layup or layup attempt for the free throws there. Another good shot. You know, the one I mentioned with this foot on the line, he did some good stuff to get himself going in the second half. But again, this is one of those weird Tatum games that we've seen all year long. It was like good, bad, good, bad, good, bad growth..
"hawks" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"What's up dudes, here we are. We're doing a postgame show. We'll change my name for the show. So did I. I'm gonna start doing this. You guys can do that? I mean, you could do it too. I keep telling you, you usually try to start every show as bob Manning. And I have to change it at least to Joe sway. Yeah, that's me doing it. Yeah. That was me. Just no, this is, you know, you have the power. Anyway, just letting people know Bobby's here. He's checking out. He's listening in on email. Who's talking right now. And charade is in Atlanta. He's going to join us in a little bit. Celtics lose to the hawks tonight in I don't know, I guess a relatively competitive game. I don't know. It felt like the Celtics were kind of always chasing this one a little bit. You know, there are some things it's just a heart. This is a hard one to get too upset about. You're down two starters playing a team that's probably better than you, or at least probably better than you, even if you are full squad. So I hate to make excuses, plus Atlanta shoots like 58% from the field through three quarters. I don't know what the final numbers were. But they shot the lights out. They shot 50% but I mean, you know, for the game, it's just it just was one of those. This is one of those make missed league sort of sort of wins. Here where you just, you know, Atlanta was just hitting shots left and right. They shot over 50% harder. Harder. Hearder don't hurt him. Don't hurt him. Hurt him. He was a problem throughout too. That was the thing. And then cam reddish, the second half, just he cooled off. I don't think herder did anything. He heard he didn't have a point in the second half, but then bogdanovic then Bogdanovich picked it up, Gallinari hit a couple reddish in a couple, and that was it. You know, they just kind of got off and running. Ball game. One ten 99. Game blouses. Yeah. Yeah, they kept a healthy lead on themselves. And so let's try what they got to like ten or whatever it was and just trying to keep it try to claw back, but and even Trey young didn't even have a great I mean, the first half, the way that they were playing Trae Young you told me they held them the way they did. And I would have thought that they were up on the hawks at that point. But like we said, herder, and Collins, those guys kinda did their thing. And that's it. So you know, you're going to have what are you going to have today? We're going to have we're going to have a little bit of Tatum, Tatum got right.
"hawks" Discussed on Premium Hoops
"Class with andre hunter It almost felt like he wasn't talked about enough last year Even though the hawks became like a pretty big story nationally. I mean the andrea was fantastic. And his i what what did he play around thirty games last year before he got injured. I think he's kind of i. Don't wanna say missing piece but in terms of looking at a guy who really opens things up for the team especially regular season and the playoffs like you could see how much the team missed him and in could really utilize from the playoffs as well on both ends a. Where's yet healthwise. If i remember correctly he's not quite all the way back. He's not a hundred percent but he said he should be a one hundred percent. I mean of course you have to wait and see and actually get there but he said he would be one hundred percent by the time. The regular season starts so. I don't know how much we'll see him in preseason. I don't know how much we need to see of him. In preseason it might me fence just to let them all keel because they know. The hawks know what they have in de'andre hunter who was Developing into like a potential star. I think The defensive capabilities that he has and i think there are some. Maybe christians. people had about the hawks. That handy answer by a healthy d andre hunter so defense and also a guy who can create for himself get to his own shot You know and take guys won't on one end just playing with a ton of confidence shooting with a ton of confidence Andre hunter was for them last season when he was healthy. It was that that's one of the biggest like year one to year. Two improvements that i've probably seen was the andrea hunter until injuries. Kinda muddled that a little bit. of course you know. They didn't get to use it as much in the playoff. Says as they wanted you know. He played a little bit in that. Nick seat serious on he was out for the year ended up having surgery and now he's probably a few weeks away from being a hundred percent healthy he did live work yesterday. On what through practice. They did some scrimmaging and he was able to participate in other. Just gonna see how that Knee responds and then just go from there So we'll see. What kind of the progress is today but yeah tons tons of potential. And if he's healthy it's funny if he's healthy in cam radishes healthy. That really changes. The hawks defense right air cappella transform. The hawks defense already and kind of did it without those two guys a lot of times. 'cause they were hurt so much You know. Clint really praised kevin herder and the way kevin took on a ton of responsibility on defense like a ton and i don't think anyone was expecting kevin to walsum the week. He did maybe defensively but he he really impressed a lot of people with hawkeye. Now client because obviously. Clint sat back on. Guy is your center. He was he led the league in rebounding. He blocked shots at the rim. Even when he wasn't blocking he changed a lot of shots at the rim But i think for client to if you can have a healthy andrea unhealthy cam defensively. Kinda you can kinda disperse things a little bit. Defensively had a lot on his plate..
"hawks" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"These players that are going to improve, Luca might get better for the Mavs, but who else is? And I don't really have that player. I can point you. So I'm gonna say between M different and bad. I felt like they needed to do something, they're gonna be still good this season, I guess, I guess I'll lean more towards indifferent, right? I can't say it's good, but it's not terrible either. Yeah, and that's basically where I'm at too, because I don't think it was bad 'cause they didn't sign any really awful contracts or do something really dumb. They didn't go all in and trade for a guy who's only going to be there for a year or whatever. It just felt like this off season might have been bigger. I guess, and I guess we spent a year looking at Dallas, and I have $35 million in cap space and they're going to be players for all these guys. And clearly they were setting up to make a run at Giannis and then Giannis came off the board with his extension and then I think they read it right and said, we're not going to evolve in that Kyle Lowry. Stuff, because it's going to cost us a whole bunch of guys and then we're going to have Kyle Lowry Luke and not much else. There. But yeah, I guess I'm in the same spot where I'm more like, let's see. Where that goes. So you kind of alluded to it a couple of minutes ago. What's your biggest question for this team? How do they get better? How does this team get better? Look at their cap situation. It's not like they're going to have money to spend for the next couple of years. And I'm looking at this roster. I don't see a bunch of trade assets here. Now, porzingis suddenly turns it around and is killing it. Maybe by the trade deadline, that's changed, and they've got something in him that they can ship out. Maybe there's some other pieces, you know, maybe a team finds themselves in need of a bid and big and they can move Dwight Powell's got a very movable deal. Maxie clea, but does as well. But do you really want to move those guys and then rely on say Willie Kelly Stein to eat up those minutes in the middle? I just don't see an obvious path for them. Now you mentioned that trade exception they've got, that might be their best shot at really getting better. And even then it's not a huge I mean, it's a big trade exception, but it's not like you're gonna go you're not gonna absorb a $20 million deal or anything like that. No, so that's my big question here is how do they get better? How do they avoid getting stuck to the point where two seasons from now, Lucas frustrated and then the pressure is really on? Yeah, so I'm gonna steal something kind of that you said before. Who becomes that second guy and can it be Kris poisoning us? Can porzingis break through and be an all star level player this year..
"hawks" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Got the non taxpayer mid level exception from Dallas and then they added Jaguar McLaughlin and Eugene oma Rui to their two way contracts, players lost. This one was even out even in. They lost Tyler bait and they'd Hinton, where they're two way players. They're both off to other teams. Nicolo mellie returned back home to Italy to play JJ Redick as we've talked about on the show is still a free agent. And he is sounding like he's going to stay will not be with Dallas. We know that. Nor will it be with New Orleans. He won't be with anybody. Yeah, won't be with anybody for a while. And then we'll see what JJ Reddick wants to do. And then Josh Richardson as we said was traded to the Celtics. And then they resigned Tim Hardaway junior got a four year contract. Out of the Mavs after he played really, really well in Dallas that's kind of almost become the Tim Hardaway junior trade. Instead of the Chris stop sports industry. And then bob on my yarno vich resigned as well. So the big man they've got a lot of bigs on this team, bob on porzingis, Powell, cleaver, Willie Kelly Stein, so a lot of big guys there in Dallas. And then they're big stuff that happened was in their front office and coaching staff. Niko Harrison comes in or places a die Nelson as the general manager. There, and then Jason Kidd formally from your team as an assistant comes in getting another shot at a head coaching job comes in as the head coach. Also brought another one of your former duds. He was my buddy first 'cause he was at BC. But yeah, mutual friend. Yeah, there we go. Mutual friend. And then Luka Dončić signed his his extension. Now, his is a little different than Trey young's because he is already met the qualifiers for the 30% max. So he will 100% be at whatever 30% of the salary cap is starting next year right now that projects to be 5 years, $207 million from Luca on that extension. So there we are with Dallas. I think the guys they brought in are better than the guys they lost, especially for what this team needs. And I think they got Hardaway, resigned to a nice contract. They could have gone the cap space route and got involved in a whole bunch of guys, but it looks like they read the market right on that and said, no, let's try to retain some guy. So not a lot of changes, but I think the ones they've made are good ones. I agree. I think they are good ones. And I think, you know, obviously being today being hawks and mad stay, I think this is the rare trade where looking back, both teams would do this trade again. I think the hawks are happy with the way things are turned out and I think the mountains are happy with the way things turn out. Obviously, Luca, getting that big contract extension, it's pretty pleased with that. But you're right, look, the Mavs they didn't do a ton this off season. I think we can argue. Is this team actually better? This season or not, I think the addition of Reggie Bullock, I mean, look at any time that you can add shooting around a star player like Luca..
"hawks" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"I think they're very, very well rounded and you can't look and say, oh, they've got major weaknesses. They're just, I think they're just missing one top level piece. Yeah, yeah, and I think that's that is really, really fair with that. All right. So we've gone through that. Good off season bad off season, or off season for you. I think it was good. It was good. Based on everything that we've said so far, this was a good off season for the hawks. Yeah, I'm with you. It's one word. You hit it earlier in the show. Didn't screw it up. And that's just as important as doing things great. They're back to being a pretty good team. Looks like they still have upside because they've got a lot of young guys that are still growing into their roles and figuring out what they are. So for me, retaining guys and keeping paths for players open. I think definitely a good off season there. What's your biggest question about this team going into the season? And they become a top tier team. Can they break into that buck's nets stranglehold on what looks like the big tier break after them? Can they make that leap this season? They already made a great leap last season getting into the playoffs, advancing deep into the playoffs, all of that, and I was great. Can they now cement themselves as can to where we start talking about the east, not as a top two, but as a top three now with the hawks being part of it. Yeah, and that's kind of where I'm at and I'm gonna add just a little bit of a more of a thought for how maybe they get there. Can they defend enough to get there? Using basketball references, version of defensive rating. They were 21st in the league. Now they were 8th and offense, so they clearly more than made up for it. But if you can still maintain being somewhere in the top ten and then maybe what if they could climb 15? Not a not a huge ask, but just enough that you're in the middle of the pack. I think that's the kind of thing they need to do to move up. So that leads us into their high end and low end range of finish. For me, they're high end is I could see if let's say I add a little color to this too. This is not a if everything goes right or if everything goes wrong because that's silly, right? If everything goes right, this team could win the finals if everything goes wrong. They could fall apart and be terrible. These are realistic, yo, where we think they could get to. I would say they could be the second best team in the east and the regular season. The nets are the bucks. Don't push overly hard, maybe the hawks could jump. Up to standings there. And then I'll say on the but I still think they're short of the finals. Maybe another trip to the Conference Finals could be on tap if things go well in the postseason for them. And then on the low end, 6th in the east, I can't see him being worse than 6. I don't see them dropping into the play in. You read it right off by screen or something. That was exactly my analysis as well..
"hawks" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"You've got I really like that starting 5. I like the underhand a lot, by the way, I hope that he is healthy and good to go. He dealt with new soreness during the season, mister a bunch of the season, then towards meniscus and the playoffs. So fingers crossed, hopefully he'll be ready to go for the start of the regular season. But that's how I see things for hunter. And the you and I are on the same page with that one. The only other option maybe is Kevin herder. He started quite a bit, maybe if cam reddish was amazing. He could force his way in there, but I'm with you, I think. That's where it goes. And then so we don't need to spend any more time on that. Then it gets interesting with the bench. A little bit because I think this is where it's big for them that John Collins showed he could play small ball 5. Last year he did that quite a bit throughout the season and quite a bit more in the postseason..
"hawks" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Be something they carry in season and see where it goes. And then other changes, Nate McMillan was given the permanent head coaching job they removed the interim tag from him after he took over midway through last year. And then they signed capella to an extension to your extension that'll kick in a couple years from now. Adds two years on his deal and then trade young clearly the big one, signed him to the full max if he meets the qualifier, which for him would likely be making all NBA again. He'll get that 30% max he'll skip a tear just like Luka Dončić. It'll be 5 years about 207 million, player option on the 5th year. If not, he'll be at about 5 years, 170 ish million or so. So pretty productive season for the hawks, off season for the hawks. Despite the fact that they didn't do a whole lot as far as roster change out. You know, I think that we do need to mention as well. Like every time we talk about Luka Dončić and Trae Young, right? They're just forever linked because of that draft night trade. We have to mention that we did not plan this. This was hitting a random button and it spit out from the west, the Mavs and from the east, the hawks. Just fate has put these two players together, but look Trae Young has been phenomenal. He's been everything the hawks hoped he would be. I do wonder what's going to happen with the new rules? How much does that change his game in terms of foul drawing and all of that kind of stuff? That's fair to talk about. But overall, when you look at the hawks roster, they didn't do a lot, but you also have to give them credit for not messing it up, right? There's teams right now who push all their chips in and go land some veteran player that they think is going to make a difference and they really don't. And then next thing, you know, they wind up just spin in their wheels. I think the hawks right now are banking on just organic growth across the board from a number of their players, their younger guys, and I still think they've got flexibility with their wings. So I like what the hawks did, even though we can look at it and we say, okay, they didn't do that much. Yeah, but they also didn't trip over their own two feet, which I know sounds simple, but sometimes it's not really. No, the reality is the hawks could have gotten a little cheap. This off season. We spent a lot of money last year about Donovan Gallinari and so on and so forth and maybe we can not jump go and not go to the 5 years, essentially 25 million or so that he got. But they didn't do that. They stayed the course. They brought back their major guys and Collins and Lou Williams, even brought back Solomon hill, who was not a great player, but he's a really good depth piece for them. Then of the players retained. They're going to get back to Andre hunter from injury. He was always for a lot of the second half of the year..
"hawks" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Slash review series breaking down the Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks to move the moves that they've made during the off season. What we think it's going to mean for them during this season, we're going to answer a bunch of questions as we go along the first and foremost, Keith Smith and I obviously we were on the same page because we both decided to wear blue shirts for today's show. I think that's a good omen Keith. Blue polo. What's wrong with the blue T-shirt, but I threw on the polo. I wanted to look good for you today. I felt that was a little sloppy. Last time. So I wanted to look good for you. Well, no kidding blue was always my first date shirt. In fact, I wore a blue shirt, my first date with my wife, so I always felt like a blue shirt had to be in some way a lucky color or something like that. So I think that that means this is going to be an absolutely great show today. Well, it was going to be anyway, but it certainly doesn't hurt at all. By the way, we do need to mention, speaking of things that are going well right now, we are as of this moment. It's gonna be different by the time we finish this show, but we're a 150 subscribers away from hitting our 10,000 marks and thank you to everybody who has subscribed to this show. We certainly appreciate it. If you haven't done so yet, make sure you do subscribe and turn on those notifications as well. Keith for no other reason than I've got this graphic up already, why don't we kick things off with the Atlanta Hawks? Let's break down what they did during this past off season, what it's going to mean for them during the season and everything else in between. Perfect. So we'll do guys is if you watch the other video where we did this with the Chicago Bulls and Portland trailblazers. We're going to go through who they added who they lost, who they retained, if there were other changes and transactions that happened with the franchise and we're going to ask a whole bunch of questions to each other and get into it. So starting out with the Atlanta Hawks, players added, relatively quiet off season, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. They added in Sharif Cooper on a two way contract. Gorgie Jiang came in. Jalen Johnson was drafted and then delon Wright. Point guard picked up via trade where they sent two guys who were gone now, Christopher and Bruno Fernando went to the Boston self interest in Thompson to the Sacramento Kings in the hawks, get delonge right. So flipping over to the guys that they lost. They already mentioned Dunham Fernando, Brandon Goodwin remains unsigned, Nathan knight signed a two way with the Minnesota Timberwolves. So he in effect is replaced by Sharif Cooper and then Tony Snell signed a one year minimum contract with the Portland trailblazers. So 5 guys out, four guys in. And then they did pretty good work of retaining some of their own free agents. We won't run through all the names that they retained here because you can read them and see them yourself. But the guys they resigned, John Collins was resigned. That was the big one. Obviously, that was the major reasoning, but Solomon hill a key role player for them, especially when they had injuries to guys at the forward line like Deandre hunter, then Lou Williams was resigned, a little bit of backcourt, depth there, another score. It then Skylar maze was brought back on another two way contract. So hawks roster, pretty well finished. They've got one open spot if they wave their camp in white guys and in that..
"hawks" Discussed on Lace Out AFL Podcast
"Guy. Let's just so we're the hawks finish. Let's let's let's put the biased in to the saw. That's got to happen in a moment. But if we had to put a hots and make a prediction for the hawks in twenty twenty one way do you see them. Finishing the end of the all prefaces with. I think this twelve teams. It could make the top and we usually taunting you come home strong. So what we start. The season will be interesting bed all put a put a number on it. I'm going to give us a nine nine. I hope so because that means that melville mike the night. If you'll take it almost got a tape. You come home quite well. last year. Probably was the anomaly to climb that but it was anomaly across the board etc. But the see if you speak at all. I think i had you might be autumn. Full ought after chatting with you tonight on what i've actually got that wrong is key. Didn't even factory. And that's the thing i don't speak about all the other clubs renault. The ones who get all the the media. Tom and not four jessica Sediments on him and his ball caught up For searching for that forward option. Hey could get looking to move down. Ruckman knit rave series coming along very nice. The rochman tech alliterate longest saw. I think i'd say go to crack that. It'd be a magazine as well. We need a lot of things to arrive ninety. you need. you need the yet if you lose. Too much of that experience soup goes down very got guns. Turns out of the shiels happens to fall. Iva at reliance on the younger died is done a little bit tougher. And that's just not from hawthorn perspective if you across the ages and have a little younger teams is too many of them are just especially with the game going back to the to the full length quotas and also it's going to take it out of them when the call starts a he now wants to be at the iran and it makes it harder when you losing. It's it's not a great place to govern. So you know hell well and It's that combination with us in while i fit into the system. I think if i fit in quickly that will be hard to push out so you don't go someone who steering that ship in the mopey young ship. But jeez you got the best captain available. Yeah we were scraping the bottom. When when i was coming so he gets this young talent again any gets to shy cages. Love that challenge in saint mitchell back in the fall.