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Houston Rockets, John Wall Working to Find Trade Deal
"Keith, let's start things off with John wall, a Houston rocket for now. But will not be a Houston rocket into the future. It sounds like he is going to be treatable. The rockets are hoping. They're hoping anyway. Let's get into that. What's going to happen here? The rockets, John wall working together to try to find a trade and he will not play any more games for Houston. Yeah, so this is that working together part is where it's very different from the 76ers and Ben Simmons who are not exactly working together. They're kind of working apart right now. So it sounds like by all accounts John wall has been very good in his time in Houston. He's been somebody that the younger players have really come to rely on for leadership. He's been a great leader for them. In the rockets are looking at insane. Look, we have a ton of guards that we want to play young guards to Kevin Porter junior, jaylen green, Josh Christopher, just adding in the last couple of years. Kyrie Thomas, who we picked up on a late season edition last year and he played quite well for them. So they want to play those guys. They don't necessarily want to play John wall, nor do they want to have John wall get hurt in kind of completely ruined maybe whatever little tiny modicum of trade value he may have left. There's no other way to slice this. It's 91.6 million. That he is owed. It's bad money. There's John wall would probably say at the same thing. Good for John wall for getting him what he did. And this is why you should never criticize a pointer for taking a max contract when it's offered to him. Team, other story we can have there. But at the time this contract was offered, wasn't necessarily as a bad contract. And either he's one of the first class of supermax guys to get it. So yeah, so what they're going to do is they're going to have them come to camp. He sounds like he's going to be there to kind of almost be like a glorified assistant coach. While they continue to try to work on
Detroit Pistons Grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA Draft
"The Detroit Pistons made Oklahoma state point guard Cade Cunningham the first pick of the NBA draft the six day coming in with the big twelve player of the year as a freshman averaging twenty points a game the Houston Rockets followed by selecting guard Jaelyn Greene became the first player drafted that high street out of the G. league U. S. C. big man Evan bubbly then went third to the Cleveland Cavaliers fall by Florida's the fourth Scottie Barnes in the surprise of the Toronto raptors Gonzaga point guard Jalen Suggs was then scooped up number five by Orlando who also took Michigan's Franz Wagner eighth I'm Tom Mariam
The Media Lets Corporations Slip as They're Supporting the Chinese Community Party
"Nike and Apple are among the U. S. Corporations have been lobbying Congress to weaken legislation that would ban the import of goods made with slave labor in Xinjiang. The NBA like Nike has struggled to reconcile its outspoken support for social justice causes. In the U. S, of course, with its cosy business ties to China. Its reluctance to criticize Beijing for human rights abuses. And ESPN investigation, published in 2020 found that NBA training academies in Ji Xiang were rife with complaints of physical abuse. And in 2019 when former Houston Rockets general manner Darrell Morley. Tweeted. Well, we know this story. About freedom for the people in Hong Kong, he was viciously attacked by LeBron James, who makes a fortune of Nike. Which makes a fortune of communist China. Which makes a fortune. On labor camp. Slavery. For Muslims. In China. Where is The Washington Post? Sporadic. Where's The New York Times Sporadic. Where is the American media Sporadic in its coverage. Really quite appalling.
Mock Draft 1.1: Houston Rockets
"Let's start with the houston rockets. They are one of three teams with the best shot of having the number one pick in the draft over fourteen percent chance of the number one. Pick a fifty two point one percent chance of winning a top four. Pick one of things that's relevant for the rockets is that if they don't get a top four pick in the draft. They must send their picked the oklahoma city thunder and so right now fifty two point one percent chance they pick it. It's it's really fifty fifty that the rockets even have their pick this year and thunder could potentially have to top five picks. And we'll talk about that a second when we get to the thunder but assuming for a minute that they get the number one pick in the draft. I have the number one on. Big board are sorry. I'm mock draft one point one km cunningham and i'll just say this about kate cottingham it is looking more and more likely that he is going to be the number one pick in any scenario that we can really think about it. Discuss right now he he. It seems like every team and scout. That i'm talking to the league has caved cunningham number one. I mean we'll see more on on lottery night on who actually gets the number one pick in which way it may go. But it's looking highly likely that cape cunningham is going to be the number one pick in the draft regardless of who draft where and certainly for the rockets. he fits indeed It's really a no brainer to have a versatile wing with his feel for the game and the way he can see the floor the way he can defend multiple positions. I think he's a no brainer for the rockets. But i could also say that about a lot of the other teams there so right now and mock draft one point one. The rockets get cade cunningham.
NBA-Leading Jazz Beat Rockets 124-116 for 50th Victory
"The Utah Jazz picked up win number fifty on the season with a one twenty four one sixteen victory over the Houston Rockets George nearing tied a career high with twenty four points on nine of twelve shooting from the field including six rate from three point range at the jazz stretched the lead for the conference top seed to a game and a half over the Phoenix Suns it's the end of the year and but I think at the end of the day we we have an end goal in mind and that's obviously to be number one not at the end of the season and at the end of the playoffs and that's our goal Jordan Clarkson added twenty one points for Utah or Rudy Gobert had a double double with fourteen rebounds and thirteen points Kenyon Martin junior and curry Thomas topped the rockets in scoring with twenty seven points apiece I'm Jim Bernard
Butler Boosts the Baylor Bears To Beat the Houston Rockets
"Were your thoughts on Thursday our Houston before we move into the big one that before the bad guy. I think that Davion Mitchell is such an annoying Defender. I mean that and the highest respect regard he he just forced his players into badge. Even when they make it and one of the announcement a game in that the first Final Four game said don't take it personally and it's so true. He had backpacks were steals. He reached in his slit its feet and cut his manage charges flops. You don't know what you're really going to get out of those guys offensively one of these players that Jean gerow was writing some hot streak for Houston into the tournament back to spike the score a little bit and then you look at the box score. He's three for 10 with six points and five turnovers. Those are the type of games that they be on Mitchell can force you into having agreed with you how good he was was offensively zero turnovers against a team in Houston that wants to speed you up and make bad decisions is semi incredible and the game really was over by halftime and it was just how much can this deficit be cut into and there is no looking back. Jerry Butler was great 17.6 of nine shooting for free from 3 a guy that just never seems really sped up even wage. Trapped he was under control. He was composed and without Marcus after having 17 points in the first half that game could have been way worse, which is crazy to say.
Grading All of the NBA Trade Deadline Moves
"As well. But let us discuss. Everyone loves playing the winners and losers game, But I do it all differently. I do well differently here. I have as a teacher. I have a report card book. I'd like to give report cards. Also what grades? He was the question. What grade? Did you give out the key trades in the MBA? Now there's on. Lee won a plus trade at the deadline. There's only one trade here that rises to the A plus level, and that's the Clippers. The Clippers get an A plus the bulls get I'm I give the Bulls of B. For their trade, the heat and the Celtics. I'm going. See, I'm going to see on that. And I'm gonna be the devil's advocate guy with the Nuggets. I'm not like the mainstream basketball media was not overly impressed with the Nuggets trace. I'll give that a D, and there's a bunch of APS. Better storing the losing locker room, the Orlando Magic Houston Rockets, New Orleans pelicans, the Toronto wrapped oars, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. All get f C F F F F F F for you and half for you. And As for you, you in the back, you failed also. At that. Beth! Beth! Beth! Beth Beth. All right, So my thoughts on this You've got Dr Doritos and dunce cap the three days and we will tie all of these things together in an adequate. Adequate valor monologue. Now a the N betrayed deadline I will concede lived up actually exceeded my very low expectations. One of the great things about being a cynic and a skeptic. When you have low expectations. Occasionally, it doesn't take much to impress you. It doesn't happen very often. So let's enjoy it, and we're gonna roll up our Proverbial sleeves here and and get the worst. We'll start out with the on Lee, a trader today the people's team making the trade with the Atlanta Hawks, and it seemed to the uneducated basketball fan. Like a rather an Oculus deal. At first glance, the Clippers sending sweet Lou Sweet Lou Williams. Great six man back in his prime and some meaningless second round picks to the A. T. L in exchange for Zhaan Rondo, who comes back L A. But now he's playing for the good
Houston Rockets End 20-Game Losing Streak With 117-99 Win Over Raptors
"Night with they lost to the Charlotte Hornets 197 and believe it or not. Houston Rockets ended their 20 game losing streak where they went over the Raptors. 1 17 99 Wow 20 came staying 20 games Jazz over the Bulls Won 22 95 Clippers beat the Hawks 1 19 1 10 up next for the Spurs. The Clippers tomorrow night and Thursday. Yeah,
Boston Celtics vs Houston Rockets Highlights
"Is a cakewalk. This is fun. This is get you get you right feeling about yourself sort of game kind of got the makings of start of one of those tough like this almost felt like that Toronto game right before the break wear like there's no earthly reason why they should wage. Close yet. It was Houston was making everything Celtics D wasn't great a lot of open threes and then literally just Houston just flipped the off switch and that way that was literally off during the second quarter sharrod there like yep work done. And that would be it Celtics run who was over. Yeah. I mean at some point they realized that wait a minute. Where the Houston Rockets right? Yeah, we're not that good. What the hell are we doing here? This is this is screwed up our chances to get a number one pick Let's just kill Pat and just play the way we can play off. I'll say this is what the Celtics I thought the one thing that they did that frustrated the hell out of me from the jump was the two bigs line of and then I'm not taking advantage of that either player wings and beat the crap out of these guys. They use those two bags and beat them to death around the rim and it over as a game progressed. They started training in that direction was great to see but but very outside I was really frustrated at this game because I knew he's multiple clear advantages and they were just like nah, we're just going to just come run around for a little bit and just let them get their shots off and then at some point before half-time we'll figure out where they do better team and play like it. Well, yeah, and so should I tell you I doubt you've you know, I don't know how many of these you've ever watched or gotten any whiff of anything we do, but if you don't stop me, I'm going to talk about Rob Williams for twenty five straight minutes log. It's just it's just what I do. So what was interesting tonight when they did go away from the two big lineup they went to a clearly a one big lineup and that rotation. I'm going to talk about Rob Ad nauseam in a dog cuz he had a near perfect game tonight. And again Houston was totally undermanned. But I don't know that you can do anything better than rub what Rob Williams did it tonight? But it was interesting that Tyce was the guy who was kind of thing on the outside here. There's some games that should happen. Yeah, I think if if you're going to go with the two big line of years is is just a real radical thought how about just plain to Biggs. I think one of the problems that Brad has he's trying to play all three of those guys every night and there's some nights we're ties I think should be out there and maybe less Rob and less trust and sometimes I've been more Tristan sometimes I think more bread has to figure out of those three which to do. I need to have their asses on a core more than not and tonight was a clear example where you have a team that is under man and under talented as a Houston Rockets go with the young fellow wage. You're running for and swipe anything within five feet of the rim, and he did that and it worked out exceptionally. Well, and again Rob Williams, we've always talked about the potential but what we're seeing now is consistency on top of the potential. That's why he's out there playing more and that's why if the Celtics are ever going to break through that top three upper echelon in the East Rob Williams going to be a big part of that. Well, what is interesting. This is the first one in Jimmy. I want your thoughts to this is the first game I came down. I got to go back where Rob had the most minutes now very well could be an asteroid makes a good point. I mean why why playoff games every game cuz we've seen Brad get away from it with at other positions like he goes games without playing semi, he goes games. Playing Nesmith Teague. I am not saying that theis is really like on that Teague level. Obviously, it's not they are talented players to the point where you want to try to get them in but there are games where you gotta ride the hot hand and it's been robbed lately and we need to see more and more and more and and obviously me and John have been banging that drum for What fields Month now but it's starting to see it like Rob's getting in the game more like you should but he's staying in for the reasons that we've seen tonight some of the passes he was making on guys cut into the rim or they're the tip like like that alley-oop to him. That was like a not a great pass like the touch that he has around the rim now the little turns a little floaters like that's why he's staying in the game. It's not just because he can go up a trip down boards and block shots. And I mean even some of the blocks and they were like controlled blocks when he was actually like blocking it and then grabbing it and you know, making the outlet pass
Jaylen Brown, Robert Williams spark Boston Celtics to 134-107 blowout win over Houston Rockets
Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders
"Where. We are at the midway point of the nba season. And that means. I have questions for you about the utah jazz. I say the utah jazz to you. Right now what comes to mind a whole lot of threes there making these every time you know checkup jazz box score at my brain just glances over twenty two thousand from three leg. It's just nothing there number two in defense in number three or something in offense. They do profile as championship contender. Like they're the best team in the league by record right now. Are they the best team in the league to you. While the comparison that that's become sort of commonplaces they're they're the new sixty win hawks. The team that was built to win a lot of games regular season pretty ball movement side to side movement. You don't really have the star power to compete against lebron james when it comes down to it in the playoffs but i don't think they're just sort of blake a regular season flute so the way the jazz are playing right now. It reminds me not just of the hawks as you said but also a kind of mutant version of the houston rockets simply because of the sheer volume of threes. Does that comparison sounded all right and also does that comparison than invite the questions about what happens in the postseason. If shooting a bunch of threes doesn't go as well as it did in the regular season. That comparison does not ring true to me honestly just stylistically. They're so different. The volume of threes is similar. Like they are taking a houston. Daryl morey level volume of threes. But they play so differently. The other comparison is brad stevens. I think the first one to give voice to this is to two thousand fourteen spurs which is kind of like. That's that's i don't want to say that out loud well to an mba hipster fan to an emmy afficionados. Let's put it that way kinda sewer. What does that specific spurs team. What does that evoke in your memory. It almost has this sort of religion. Level reverend yes. Everybody loved watching that team. Anybody who was at games three to five of the finals that year when by the beginning of game four we were all looking at each other. Like all my god. They're just going to destroy the heat and to compare any team to where that team reached. It just feels like talking to a pitcher in the seventh inning of a no hitter. Something like you just don't want to say out loud but that is a comparison. People are making looked at jazz. Their undoing in the playoffs in in previous seasons was day would very much like the hawks. Actually day would get a lot of open threes and not make them and you could look at that and say well. We did everything right. We just didn't make shots. Which is what. Every hawks team including that one said after the playoffs. And so yeah. The three point volume is similar to the rockets. And that's a little scary. The team that this discussion has occurred in the context of is the lakers. As you said as it must be the defending champions and so when you look at the lakers right now. I want to get to lebron specifically in a second but just them without anthony davis and how much they've struggled most recently losing to these jazz and blow out. What is that revealing to you or confirming to you about what this team needs to actually content. I think like any team. They need their best players to be healthy. I i'm pretty low on the lakers panic meter because it's not just anthony. Davis who you know was first team all nba hill assures. Anthony davis is not like some borderline all the best players in the league. Dennis schreuder is maybe their third best player. I think kyle kuzma is kind of the claim that mantle disturbing might be their third most important player. Because he's the only other guy. With the exception of some frisky alex russo games entail. Norton tucker will get you some. You know some stuff done now and then but he's learned other on ball creator the other the other guys threat to score or pass to somebody else. Yeah you take them away and it's like oh my god. Lebron has to do everything and and you know he's probably getting a little tired and even though he'll never say it the only thing that will make my panic meter go above like three point. Five on a one to ten is if we get news. At davis's injury is lingering or more serious that we thought it was then if they're healthy in the playoffs yeah. Competition in the west is is probably better this year. Particularly if denver finds whatever gear they had going in the bubble. There's going to be a lot of really good teams in the west. You could get the one seed in the west and play the warriors. You could get to play the mad. I mean it's it's just every round is hard there. But yeah i i can't i can't get too worked up about it right now. Yeah the western conference meet
Where Will DeMarcus Cousins End Up?
"Brings me to the demarcus cousins story. Out of houston. It's a strange story cousins having a solid year on a non-guaranteed deal february. Twenty seventh is when non-guaranteed deals either have to be guaranteed for the rest of the season or the player has to be released on friday. It was guaranteed early by the houston rockets. Then on saturday the reports that houston was gonna release him. Okay everyone said you know what they're doing. Demarcus cousins right teams agents around the league see moves like that where you pay a player for his time and people respect it so i start reading stories about demarcus cousins and why he struggled a little bit in houston defensively. How he's not part of the future on the athletic that totally mates sense. But that on sunday. When everybody's thinking is he gonna. The link is going to the nets. Well rockets coach. Stephen silas was asked. Is marcus cousins with the team. Is he leaving the team. Note here and he's going to be here for the foreseeable future so it sure looks like the rockets will release him at some point if they can't get an asset back in trade that can't get a second round pick back for demarcus cousins from whether it's the nets or the lakers but i think he will be joining another team and i for one think it should be the lakers. I think he'll get exposed on the nets because they're not a great defensive team and they will want him to be something really good defensively something which he isn't at this point he'll get exposed like to switch a lot. He'll just be out on an island way too much while with the lakers. They're already a good defensive team. They won't ask him to do too much and he was there last year so i think he can take a bit of a lesser role and be okay with that and they can get him the ring that he should have got before they released him last season l. A.'s the better option for me.
Jimmy Butler has triple-double, leads Heat past Rockets
"Powered by a twenty eight to ten third quarter the Miami Heat won for the fourth straight game beating the Houston Rockets won a one ninety four Houston led by six at halftime but the he connected on seven threes in the third quarter and held the rockets to twenty one percent shooting giving them a lead they wouldn't give up he had coach Erik Spoelstra thought his team's defense was key to the turnaround first up in our shots were going again it always felt and appeared to that was affecting our commitment on the defensive end of the third quarter we just much more committed regardless of the result on the offensive end Jimmy Butler led all scorers with twenty seven points and finished with a triple double John wall and Eric Gordon led the rockets with seventeen points Adam splaine Houston
This week in history: In 1995, Houston acquires Clyde Drexler
"In 1995, the Portland Trail Blazers. Analyze to trade with the Houston Rockets to send Clyde Drexler to Houston, along with Tracy Murray for Otis Thorpe and the rights to Marcela Nicola and a first round pick. He was in the midst of his 12 season in Portland. Drexler ended up winning his first and on Lee N. Ba title with the Rockets. He remained in Houston for the rest of his career. This'll Week in
Grizzlies Lose 115-103 To Houston Rockets Listen To All the Highlights
Portland Trail Blazers lose another starter, can’t sustain hot first quarter, fall 104-101 at Houston Rockets
"Start with the blazers any rockets. The first game of the tnt double header on thursday houston is a team. I find it hard not to cheer for. I'm in the corner of john. Wall demarcus cousins and victor oladipo may because they suffered huge injuries in the past major surgeries. And i'm an empathy guy. I wanna see them recover. I wanna see them fight battle. Get back to their old sells like john wall said after the game everybody on this roster has something to prove. Those three guys have been cast off by the role teams. It's a good story but at the same time they have suffered major injuries. They've got a guy on their roster. Who's young spry and should be dominating. The league at the center spot christian would is playing well this year but i think he should be featured a little bit more. He only had twelve shots against the portland. Trailblazers that usage rate should be. Hi you're he. Is that good now. The rockets won this game. They're down twenty early to the blazers. They came back the blazers shooting because they love to shoot their last in the league in points in the paint. The shooting almost overcame their defensive. Problems they just allow too many buckets. The rockets have full strength though. Should have beat this blazers team up bad c. J. mecom still out. He's out for at least a couple more weeks. Yousef nurkic also out for the blazers. I in this game shouldn't have gone down to the wire i'm sure. Tnt would beg to differ with that. They had a game. Go down to the wire. It was exciting but this rockets team needs to find the right hierarchy It's it's an interesting balance. Victor oladipo going into a contract year. I think should be operating a little bit. More within the system and christian would should be the guy scoring ton the blazers continue to fire away from deep like they always do and they got some performances dame lillard of course. She had five threes thirty points. Overall gary. junior was the surprise seven. Three's twenty three points. Overall and three of those threes were consecutive in the fourth quarter. That was a blast to watch an anfernee. Simmons had four threes off the
NBA: John Wall scores 24 as Houston Rockets beat Russell Westbrook, Washington Wizards
"John wall scores twenty four to lead the rockets over the wizards one zero seven to eighty eight lee big takeaway from well. It was a pretty close game until john. Wall really took over the last seven minutes. There hit a couple of shots made some plays and and got his victory now. Coming into this was a couple of story lines of course beal and and john wall would teammates here in washington for a lot of years now. Their relationship didn't really end in a hostile way. It was more just like the team moved on. So john wall was more trying to prove a point to his team. In the franchise and the wizards rather than ex teammate there. I in bradley bill. And then you also of course you had wall and russell westbrook who were traded for each other just prior to the season and now that one was a little bit more spicy. But i think that's probably more westbrook than in the us both on a minute restriction but yeah i mean it was. It was a close game but The the rockets pulled away in the end. And really i mean i. it's post game. You saw bradley. Beal who had another good performance for the washington wizards just looking completely distressed on the sidelines. And really the question. Out of this game is we've been kind of asking and alluding to the last couple of weeks. Anyways is does bradley. Beal stay with wizards for the rest of this season. Because they going nowhere right now. He's putting up right numbers. There's no question. He would be in demand and i think he needs to move on from the wizards as well. So you know. That's that's probably the biggest talking point. I think coming out of this guy because you know it's it's not neither seems really a a threat to was. The rockets guess could make the playoffs but Certainly not a contender. So it's really just do. The wizards hit the reset button. He move on from bradley. Beal may even move from westbrook if they can get a first round. Pick out of him because I just can't see this thing going anywhere for the remainder of this season. Yeah every loss. That piles up there for the wizards trae. It does feel like the echo chamber gets a little louder with the trade deal. Save bill get him out of there. Hey beal ask the front office to move you. There are three in ten now. they're one in eighteen games. Westbrook has played. He has not looked great. He was He was just visibly upset last night. And then you started talking. Some trash with wall was given it back to them and walson after the game russ has been kicking my ass for years. My third win against russell westbrook that he's been in the league this john wall talk it so i don't know if it's any more than that just a frustrated westbrook but yeah what do you think about the idea of will be just like go to front office. They do not want to be here. Because i don't want to be on a team. That's not going to be a playoff tournament in just signed that huge deal though right like he's still got two seasons after this one the westbrook in wall donnybrook. What happened there Westbrook goes by wall walls down and it seems to me like he was basically saying yeah. I tripped because you could see westbrook saying back to him. It doesn't matter what matters like as he upset is wallops at that. Westbrook is trash talking him for tripping over his own. That's what it might have been. They hit him with the double tax. And everybody just moved on. But if you're bradley beal despite the fact he's got this huge deal still on the books to be frustrated man because he had twenty five through the first three quarters and then in the fourth quarter it feels like he's not even getting the ball like feels like he's barely getting a touch. I know he had eight points. He took a bunch of shots but there are times when he just doesn't even get a look from westbrook he'll just be standing at the top of the court. It feels like kevin durant waiting to get the ball all over again. But i don't know you kind made your bed now sleep in it.
Gordon, Cousins help Rockets cruise past Mavericks, 133-108
"Eric Gordon scored thirty three points on ten of seventeen shooting as the Houston Rockets won back to back games for just the second time this season beating the Dallas Mavericks one thirty three to one await Dallas trimmed Houston's eleven point halftime lead down to three but the rockets to control the game by outscoring them adds thirty to twelve over the final seven minutes of the third period Gordon says he likes the upside of his team I can tell you you know we're good enough to be a playoff team right now we just got it but we have to play very well together once everybody is healthy but it's going to take time resting you know shut down is the market's cousins finished with twenty eight points seventeen rebounds and five assists for the rockets well David while the added eighteen off the bench I'm Adam spelling
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"So going back to the discussions that we were talking about in terms of potentially dealing rustling would you do with Russia's contract? Here's an interesting thought experiment for you guys. So we talked about it and clearly the rockets. Very few assets with which to move that Westbrook. Contract there are very few contracts that are as bad as that westbrook contract. One of the assets that Houston does have. And maybe the only way I can see them moving russ before that contract has a year left on it maybe to. It is potentially packaging him with James Harden. If indeed, Marais leaves no coat know new coaches hired or found to be a good fit for competing with the the small ball mentality. If they just feel like they're trapped I mean I don't think there's actually going to happen but. I think the most likely scenario is they hire somebody like Thailand or Jeff Van. Gundy. They run it back in place mall but not as aggressively small because nobody plays small like the Tony does they basically bring back the same roster with some small marginal changes to replace guys who leave on like expiring deals that's probably the realistic scenario. But what would you guys think if they had package like if they just decided to blow it up, recoup some assets, get off the rest contract which I guess they pretty much would have to do really realistically they are GonNa Blow Up. That a move, you can see them making like I. Don't think it's i. don't even think the idea of talking about Russ getting moved is bullshit like I. Don't think we're speaking trained existence or anything I think every team in the league would be thinking about it. Yeah. The rockets. That's interesting I hadn't thought about the possibility of him being packed with harden. That's what that'd be eighty million dollars in cap moving into players like I just don't like. A, you've seen how they work together now and I guess it does work to an extent, but you have to have the roster do it. So I think who out there I mean Austin Boston the salary that could go back. I mean one one thing that I thought of when Evans said that was I mean I floated in the chat while ago hard for Ben Simmons, based trade, and maybe throw in Tobias Harris to match salary but if I was Houston, I would just keep Russ probably just because if I'm trading hard I want to. NFL. Because if you're trading harden, you're blowing it.
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"I think maybe we've used some of these young guys on teams differently because they don't have the same growth curve or trajectory as some of the guys who made the bubble because it was a very a much higher level play in in the bubble then I think we all expected and you're playing as playoff teams you're playing as the better teams. I really am a I. Don't want to say nervous but I do think it'll be intriguing to see if there's any kind of gap that's more significant or pronounce between the top twenty, two teams who made the. Bubble in the bottom eight because I do wonder genuinely about how that has an impact I mean I know training camp starting up soon, I believe the Pistons just started up today the cavs startups either today or tomorrow So they'll be getting in I think three weeks of work, but that's not even comparable to the entire ramp up that these guys that were in the bubble just had so I I don't know I a lot of questions asked there unless you guys have anything on that, we can get into kind of the rockets future a little bit. Ago. Just to add on to your point, you made I about working the margins and what the rockets have had to do in terms of getting rid of guys Gary Clark Anthony Mill on the rockets are excellent working the margins mores always done a great show of it, and it's clear with the guys they've had they've had on roster and also the guys they've had to let go. But it just shows the rockets. Especially, the bucks is well to a lesser extent, Danny Larousse it all the time good ownership is the biggest competitive advantage. In the NBA if you have a cheap owner, you're gonNA run your team like a cheap team and you're going to have to make cuts. You don't really have to make. So the bucks of promise that they're gonNA pay the luxury tax going forward believe it when I see it because they had a chance to do that with Brogden and they didn't do it now the buck fighting an uphill battle. So the rockets have done that to to some extent probably worse than the X.. Smaller smaller instances but more often. So it just shows how important it is to be working for a good owner and I think we'll get it into that as we discussed, the rockets feature to. I to bring it back to a point that Mark said about how like We're getting these this film on young players in this environment where maybe defense isn't quite there are some have advantages from working out with their trainers. During the hiatus, and that is interesting how you already take out people kind of react to young players in a very volatile way. I remember there was a poll halfway through the season before the shutdown where it was like, would you rather start a franchise with John Dr in Fox or shape gilders Alexander and like. Fox was dead last like the argument was about Shea Jommuang because those were the guys that were playing well at that moment kings were kind of. Stagnating after an exciting twenty eighteen, twenty, nineteen. So when you take that existing dynamic and you apply it to, okay, we're getting some really good footage of like say porter Jr. someone like that that. Maybe. The public consensus or perception doesn't matter on these players. It's ultimately you know what the decision makers. Decide. But. It's going to kind of be an imbalance if you know the likes of like Zach Levine or Karl Anthony..
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"It's GONNA be interesting. I think especially to see the start of next season you know the first couple months of next season and see which of these changes have stabilized in which haven't I personally think. Roses, roses injuries have. Done a number to him this playoff. And he just wasn't himself and he never got his rhythm never really got to practice with the team because he was sick and then he was hurt stow it sucks to see an experiment that I thought was so promising and so insightful and unique kind of fizzle out in this way, and although Dantonio, seems to be moving on at this point. I would have really liked to see what fertility did if de Antoni was. Adamant about staying one more year and run it back under. Guess more predictable conditions whether for would've brought back on and how the roster would have done under him because Marie has done a great job on the margins with this roster, but they've had to do so much work on the margins given the mistakes made in the past and given that hardened C. P. Three I guess pretty much couldn't play together. They had a trade and shoot for the stars one time, and now they're just I mean they're so far gone having to work the margins that at this point what's left on the margins that makes them a contender yeah. I think that's a really great point I. Think I've two things off that all hit my first one Especially, speaking on the margins I, mean you look at they just had nobody who could contain Lebron James and obviously Covington is a great help defender, but there's nobody one on one. WHO's really You're not stocking Bron James, but you get my point just having useful MBA bodies on that roster would have done numbers and you look at just in the past two years two three years. Having to cut costs and cut guys or trade away guys like Gary Clark the Anthony, mountain? I mean they were both on the roster Hindsight's twenty, twenty Those things happen for reasons in maybe other things don't happen if they don't get caught. But at the same time, you just look at that and the way that their owners claws than to to. To do business and. Conducting business on the margins is that much tougher and you just look at obviously I don't think you have both those guys on the roster with some of the other guys on the roster but. You get what I'm saying if you can. If you have nine guys who you can rely on her eight guys, you can rely on instead of like six and a half five and a half I mean Houston really just could not rely on anyone consistent we. Outside of James Harden. That's something I really look at. And then also speaking to your point is well I really wonder how this time off and also conversely the time on the time guys had the bubble in this high environment high play environment You look at conversely team like the Bulls. You love. I really am interested. To see how this impacts, those eight teams not just for this season but moving forward..
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"It was somebody who can help develop young players who can communicate who had a high basketball IQ who had high character intelligent I think Jeff Hornicek. Checked all those boxes. You know we we talked the other guys who have been head coaches in the League we. Talk to Brad Stevens, before we got the Celtics Job Billy Donovan when he was at Florida and. Fred Hoiberg was that I was state at the time, and then I'm trying to think well, J. B. Bickerstaff who was interim head coach in Houston. Now, it's got the permanent job in Cleveland. So we cast a relatively wide net Howard, Hornicek stood out to us throughout the process and I think that's what you have to do. But again, it is different based on where you're franchises and the timeline, and that's why I think for the Houston Rockets that we've been discussing. I'd be very surprised. If they went with somebody other than a veteran experienced head coach who has wanted a high level. I look at guys like Jeff Van. Gundy maybe tyron Lou guys who have been there and done that who can get that team across the finish line I. Think what they need is different than what the Chicago Bulls are. New Orleans Pelicans are looking for you know for sure for sure and then there you know there are a couple of guys who might fit in a couple of different places. I could see like Kenny Atkinson we know has the development reputation. I could see him being great with the Chicago Bulls a young team that kind of needs somebody to kind of. Nudge them along through these these earlier stages. But at the same time you know I I think Kenny now having had the nets experience under his belt if you send them into like the Pacers who already a playoff team or you know the thunder who We don't know where the underpinning to at this point but but I think there's some guys who fit multiple but tell me about. Again to the extent that you're comfortable doing it. What was the process like when you brought in coaching candidates whether they were longtime assistance whether they were experienced? College coaches, whatever what are you asking in an interview with a coach I think anytime you make a change or you're thinking about making a change Howard. Have to be prepared organizationally as far as okay. If we do move on from a head coach if we decide to fire him or as is the case in, okay. See with Billy Donovan and now in Houston with Mike Dan. Tony. Those guys contracts expire and the choice is at least somewhat mutual. You know they leave the organization where do we go from here? So I think everyone agree. Good executive officer has a shortlist of guys and basically what you do Howard I guess depends on Do you already have somebody in mind and are you confident? You can get that guy right now bring up a team that we've discussed the Indiana Pacers we've heard rumbling for awhile now probably almost a year as soon as the negotiations with Mike, Dantonio and Houston Rockets broke down a year ago. Are we kind of heard that NATE MCMILLAN MAY BE IN TROUBLE IN INDIANA? It's one of those things I think doing what you and I do. It's hard to believe because I think, nate. Did an excellent job in Indiana for sure enough. You know they they move on from nate and all of a sudden Mike Dantonio is available and We'll see if that's where where it ends up. So I bring it up because you know the Pacers may have him in mind maybe he's one in a obviously they need some kind of backup plan incase that doesn't work out but generally speaking you have a different tiers like a list B. List see list. Let's start at the top. Let's start with a list. Here of the guys we like how do we find out if they are interested in us? Do Most of the guys pretty much all of them Howard is you know have agents at this point usually the process starts there you call a a warranty. Gary Cooper Spencer Breaker ca those guys like you know we're GonNa Coach coaching search here. The guys we like. What is Kenny? Atkinson's interest level what is tyron. Lou. Want to do you know what what is Emilio have in mind if he's going to be a head coach for the first time and then you gauge interests that way and then as a front office you go back to the owner and say look we reached out to you know we had five guys on our list maybe one or two of them is not the right time or Not the right fit or they want to continue broadcasting whatever it is. But here are the three guys that we have. It'd be great. You know you might rank them in some order, but let's start the process here and usually initially our those are with phone conversations I haven't done a coaching search in the era luckily, but maybe maybe zoom or skype you know at this point and and just kind of get to know you feeling out process. It may be broader than that some organizations. Let's. Let's not prioritize three to five guys. Let's talk to ten or twelve guys I. Think you're seeing that with the list. I've seen from Indiana Chicago in particular Let's cast a wide net. Let's talk to all of them and then see who emerges. But at some point, our weather's the final five three or maybe even just the final one you put that guy in front of the owner or ownership group in. This is a guy. Now he needs to work well with you owner X. What this is the guy that I like or the woman I should say that we live in order to be a head coach. Let's you guys have a conversation. I would recommend hiring this individual if you guys are comfortable. So that's kind of how it goes. It can start as broad or narrow as you want it what at the end of the day it's usually in person obviously for the pandemic The potential head coaching candidate, and the owner and the GM sitting down in a room and discussing how everything will work in detail. How Specific Do you get when coaching candidates is sitting again in front of you in the old days maybe in front of Zoom Camera. Now. Do you do you actually go to to the level of of asking. Listen If you if you were coaching this Russia tomorrow what kind of stuff are you running offensively defensively? Is it going to be the same things you were doing your job your previous job if they were already a head coach, you know how how how detailed do you get there to figure out whether they're the right fit? Yeah. Great Question Howard I. Think It depends on the coach and how recently he or she has or hasn't been a head coach and their experience level right? I think for example, if you are interviewing Mark Dantonio for job I think we kind of know what Mike brings you know with his offensive expertise with the fact that. He's going to be very creative and innovative offensively, and if you look at strengths and weaknesses, he's super experienced now with coaching, what I four t NBA teams, Phoenix Lakers, and now the rockets. So I think there are more answers there than questions, but I bring it up because obviously if you're interviewing an assistant coach, he's never been a head coach You don't want to assume that whatever head coach she's working for at the time or has worked for in the past that he's going to do the exact same thing that was one of the things that stood out going back to Jeff. Hornacek. When you interviewed him with the sons in in two thousand thirteen, I think a lot of people would assume. Because with Jeff Robson a terrific player they associated with the Utah Jazz I think first and foremost with Jerry Sloan being the third best player on those teams with John Stockton and Carl Malone you know we brought him in say I I respect a lot of things. He did I. Learned a lot from him and we'll integrate some of that. But more I want to play more like cotton, Simpson, industry, and Sunday UPTEMPO push the pace push the tempo. Jeff has never been a head coach so it's not like you had you know Mike..
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"Fired based on winning and losing and and they're not as good in my opinion, and that's the challenge. So that combined with the four outgoing picks and pick swaps on the lack of financial flexibility. There's there's no easy answer also keep in mind Howard that some of the guys who played well on the roster like Jeff Green like even Austin rivers their markets going to appreciate. They're probably not just minimum players anymore. It's not like they're just gonNa take the minimum and come back. There's probably a better. Offer out there for them we'll see where the cop comes in and all that, but they play well enough to drum up some kind of market. So you been out your depth and looking at their ages, their top three guys hardened Westbrook and Gordon or thirty one PJ Tucker is played a phenomenal role for them. We PJ in Phoenix when was GM there one of my? Favorite players of all time. Howard but he is thirty five years old and the youngest rotation player in the bubble was Daniel House junior who we also had phoenix he is twenty-seven. He got kicked out of the bubble. So they don't have young players in the pipeline. They don't have draft picks they don't have financial flexibility and what does that point you toward an executive well that Points you toward the trade market, but they also have limited trade assets given deals. They've done prior to this day deadline. There's a camp of people out there who will look at this and say, you know what they've got enough talent there. They could do better. They just need a different philosophy they need to deploy harden and Westbrook differently. So maybe a new coaches, the answer I. Don't believe that myself and I also think that whoever comes in frankly you know hard and has so much control. I, think it's GonNa really hard for someone to come in and just say we're doing it a completely different way in James. You will your your usage rate has to ratchet down by ten or fifteen point like that's not going to happen I don't think but maybe. Is there. Is there anybody out there in coaching free agency that you think you know what if they just played a little differently if they could adapt Or evolve their style or maybe it's just a different voice whatever it may be connect coach fix this I don't think coaching was the issue there. Our I think Mike Dantonio did an incredible job with the Houston Rockets. With all the changes with Cappella going out with Chris Paul going out with Westbrook coming in Now, I think he did a really good job as you know, he's one of the most creative and innovative offensive coke in the recent history of our league. So frankly speaking I don't know what they could do other than maybe run more they could play a little bit faster I thought that would be the biggest change when Westbrook came in for Chris Paul as Chris Paul is a pick and roll savant. He's one of the best in the history of the League Westbrook is a dynamic athlete who's great in transition what the challenge there Howard from an executive standpoint is in order to run you need to to rebound and you need to get stops. It's hard to run taking the ball out of the net. You know that rarely happens off a made basket in. HOUSTON. One of the weaknesses that showed up at some inopportune times especially against a big athletic Lakers team is they were beaten up on the glass on the boards with a Super Small Ball lineup I love the shooting and spacing offensively frankly with with the Antoni system. I wouldn't change a whole lot with PJ Tucker and those guys holding the corners and the space in the middle of the floor for Westbrook in particular I. Liked that a lot especially when the ball is popping and moving around but defensively Howard I don't know what you do as far as how did he get better rebounding? How do you get better as far as rim protection because if you don't have that, you have to be so good on the perimeter which takes an incredible amount of effort sliding fee taking charge is not allowing the perimeter to be breached so. To speak by penetrating offensive guard that really causes a defensive team to expend a lot of energy and frankly speaking at their age I don't know if that's a good formula for the rockets to ask Harden and Westbrook and Gordon those guys to do that especially over the course of eighty two games and then try to do it again in the playoffs without a big time rebound rim-protector behind them to clean up their mistakes. So at a minimum, should they be reassessing the doubling down on small ball I mean is there because I feel like the best teams can do. Can Pivot between a couple of different styles over the course of a game, and even when the warriors went to the death lineup that was a team initially that had bogut in the middle and he served a certain purpose in in in starting games for them and they they could play both ways and they could go to death death lineup when they had to. But they didn't play one hundred percent of the time that way. To the rockets need to kind of reverse course on that one, not to necessarily go traditional and big. But just to have the option within a game or a series to toggle between look at the five remaining teams. As we sit here, recording this on Monday afternoon awaiting game one between Boston and Miami game seven between the La Clippers and the Denver Nuggets I think those five teams, our four I mentioned and the La Lakers. They have more versatility in different ways to beat you than the Houston Rockets do and what do I mean by that? Well, look at the depth you know with Miami in particular probably the lowest seeded team still remaining, they come off the bench with very good players they got dala Kelly Olympic other two young shooters in particular Dunkin Robertson. Starts. Tyler. Comes off the bench they have. A lot of versatility different ways to beat you offensively and defensively I. Think you could say the same thing about the Boston. Celtics with their talent and depth our they have a bunch of different weapons and then some even unknown around Herald guys like Daniel Thais, Robert Williams, and even grant Williams late in game seven stepped up and then I'd say the same thing about the two teams..
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"So, , there's a whole list of ways to <hes>. . For a whole host of the culprits here. Right . IF PEOPLE WANNA start scapegoating or pointing fingers at the reason for the rockets. . Quick Demise. . This postseason I might point to James Harden just say they're fundamentally flawed because of the the style that he plays and how how hardened centric they are that I will always key on that. . I but there is the Russ Hardin experiment. . There's small ball itself. . There's the catch all analytics failed that there's there's the camp out there who wanted to blame analytics or Darrell Blame Mike Dan Tony. . It's about maybe it's about his system although I don't think they were running what Mike is usually known for. . Is there one thing that stands out to you? ? That was that the primary culprit for why they failed this particular postseason? ? Well I'll answer that two ways first and foremost is that it's very hard to win an NBA championship especially coming out of the Western conference I think people forget that think how you have to beat our. . You know now with Lebron James Who's arguably the best player in the League one of the best of all time he is here, , Wilde Leonard whose <hes> I believe has the best. . Regular season win percentage in the NBA history who may be on the verge of leading his third different team to an NBA championship is the best player he's out here and the no. . Forget the team in the bay that went to the finals five years in a row they're going to be back next year and how are those are the guys you have to just to get To the NBA finals out of the West. . So I think in our winner, , take all society it's easy to forget that as I mentioned, , I think the rockets have been arguably the second best team in the NBA over the last four five years <hes>. . So they are close however to answer your question more directly. . The biggest concern I have like I said is on the biggest stage look. . Who sometimes as an executive coach or player, , and sometimes it's not that's what happened to him a few years ago in game seven when they missed twenty seven consecutive threes or whatever it was <hes> that's part of the deal that way this thing goes the way it shouldn't go. . Howard. . If you'RE GONNA WANNA win anything at a high level is you always have to try you always have to compete. . You always have to give your best effort. . Now can Houston do that? ? Can they answer those questions that remains to be seen and unfortunately were they new head coach coming in? ? I think to some extent Howard whenever next season starts it doesn't really matter what they. . Do in the regular season you and I both think the Houston Rockets as you know currently constructed or very likely to be playoff team again, , the western conference but the questions are going to start again when they get to the playoffs and frankly I don't think they'll be able to answer those questions until the playoffs are ending as far as did they show up and compete every night because we have two examples in the last four years where they haven't done that in the big stage and has a lot of people myself included scratching their head as far as you know why James Harden, , his teammates didn't even try to rise to the occasion. . Yeah it's. . You lay it out correctly or I would agree with the way you laid out, , which is as you start looking forward. . Immediately you have to think about. . All right. . Well, , who who are we chasing and if we assume everything stays static that Lebron Anthony Davis are still together that Paul, George , is still together. . The nuggets aren't going anywhere. . So there's a three teams at the top. . Already, , the warriors could very easily and should jump back into the top four. . Even Gotten to Utah or the rising mavericks or anything else yet, , and at best the rockets are V before we've even gotten through this season much less the off season and getting next. . Look ahead like do we know how do we? ? How do you forecast them's anything better than that, , and that's fine. . If you're young team on the rise, , if you're the mavericks and you look out an next year source, , maybe somewhere in the four, , five, six , range. . That's fine. . You're young team on the rise you're you're you're building as you go the rockets are you know you're built around two stars in their early thirties? ? And if you're if you're not going forward, , then you're going backward the you're sliding and I don't know that the flexibility is there to to really rebuild around those two guys on the fly here. . So I don't know whether assuming darryl still in the job because there's been doubts about that too. . But whatever. . Whatever the Front Office does this off-season I I do not envy especially in an Arrow or in a year with potentially a shrinking cap with the little or two zero flexibility I don't I just don't know where they go from here unless you go and start entertaining the extremes and that's trading the stars and that that might be even harder. . So maybe they have no choice but to just stay on the path, , try to find some bargains and hope for the best I
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"Don't start going to be able to keep getting better and better over time so he just needed to get started as opinion and of course that discussion. They have gotten started. 'cause that discussion is happening. And maybe it's been tabled for the moment and they don't know the exact form and then you had to be revenue neutral at minimum for the owners to be supportive and we're not there yet. So they're gonNA they're still owners but even on the revenue side. I think we should be willing to take some risk on the downside to maybe reach a greater place in the future. Like having it'd be so it has to be guaranteed that there's no drop I think is a little myopic because we might have a drop coming in the future. If we don't we don't start down the game. Doing nothing might be the worst of all the in terms of making sure we keep fans and you know and so yeah. We have mid season tournament. That doesn't work. Maybe we integrated tournament into the schedule. There's a whole bunch of different ways or Bill Simmons playing games of the whatever they might WanNa do like all these things we should. We need to get started and not kill the like on Day One and just say oh terrible I like it seemed like the NBA was coming out with some innovative stuff. Terrible idea and then like okay. So we're just GONNA did nothing now that that MC to me that makes no sense so it will be which I think is what you're kind of saying maybe takes a step back revenue wise to take three steps forward because the new thing initially might not be revenue neutral. But Oh wow. That really caught on and people loved it analysis. There's a boom. They're coming out of high step back. I'm saying like maybe there's a setback like we'll just to have it be guaranteed. We'll never go down to reach a greater place constrains imagination of what the NBA might come up with. But it's hard I mean these things. It's hard these things are entrenched in our in our own psyches and in the leagues DNA. In it's been that way for forever problems. It's human nature to hate problems. But why is that after all problems inspire us to mend things? Ben Things make things better. That's why so many people work with IBM on everything from city. Traffic to ocean plastic new schools to new energy flight delays to food safety. Smart LOVES PROBLEMS IBM. Let's put smart to work visit. Ibm DOT COM slash smart to learn more. I'm Tony Shibani and I'm Aubrey Edwards. And we got good old Jr. Jim Ross on W. unrestricted. We lived in one hundred sixty acre farm eastern Oklahoma in a four room. Concrete-block home that have been formerly a dairy farm so four rooms and none of those rents had a toilet so we had outdoor toilet. Well I was in the fourth grade. So listen and subscribe to Awa unrestricted free wherever you got to podcast. Here's a little bit here I need to put you on. Didn't tell you I was going to ask you this one but Leon rose introduced as as team president. The KNICKS NOT INTRODUCED. He was announced asked says introduced one day breath..
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"For the Houston Rockets on the road in Boston down by as many as seventeen points in the first half fight their way all the way back in the third quarter have a five point lead late see it tied at the buzzer in regulation and then come through with some spectacular defense down the stretch to forty nine to go in overtime in the Celtics would score their final points of the night allowed the rockets to come back and get themselves a one eleven one ten victory Adam Wexler here with you on the memorial Hermann postgame shows we run through the second half highlights give you some more of what took place here in the rockets only game at TD garden their only road trip to each and every week east coast team Eastern Conference team until potentially late June we shall see but the rockets weren't looking very good at the half the fewest points in the first half all season and were down fifty six to forty five had not shot the ball well through the first twenty four minutes that clearly changed in the third quarter there were head of steam drives the lane stop it stolen by PJ Tucker that was one heck of a defensive sequence for PJ coveted a stop at Mach three just like that it's a seven point game the rockets a trim ten points off of what was a seventeen point deficit fifty nine fifty to at that point in time couple minutes later after Westbrook could throw one down the rockets were trying to get just a touch closer with the same type of shot what is rearranged picks it up dishes to Tucker heading up the west were becoming in the quarter to three steps left shoots for three about six point gain two of Covington's four three pointers in the game came during that run in the third quarter rockets were down six sixty four fifty eight out of the timeout more good defense and more good offense from deep draws to look at for the quarter featured tickled the twine down the quarter three of the rockets are within three years sixty four sixty one that's why sorry let those guys are having a great time Beantown at TD garden and why not during a rockets game like this three threes for Tucker in this game that one brought them within three I was part of it eight old rockets run down three sixty four sixty one let's get out on the break with house and harden and bring it all down Tatum all those get a late strip by heart picked up our house to old one they are the way forward it has affected that's a credible stuff there good stuff from Danuel house he had a handful of those coming up later we'll hear a couple of them got to within one it sounds like the rockets are scoring over and over and over again they were down sixty four fifty five now it's sixty four sixty three and now they have the ball back to try to take their first lead hard nonstop still on a work he's beyond the arc steps back huge birth sixty six sixty four after trailing by seventeen if it's their first lead of the night the game would then go back and forth much of the rest of the way Eric Gordon not a great night and did not start very well from deep this first two three pointers were worn off but this one was money back outside a large cardinal to move you to the line through to back right it border rivers touch that's open three got it the goal regains a one point lead for use did seventy four seventy three they would stretch it to a three point lead at the end of the third quarter they did seven of fifteen threes in the period leading eighty one seventy eight lengths and that leads to eighty seven eighty two early in the fourth quarter it was their largest lead of the game at that point five straight from Jayson Tatum and then another house rising above the rim spectacular highlight hard left wing this time on the way steps back shoots for three get back with the doctor was did you wall house junior on the weak side big dunk eighty nine eighty seven rockets a two point lead larger now as a five point lead they've gone under five minutes it gets to five thanks to house again barges double goes to house shooting open three rice added what a second half bottle full of food you'll see a big in the fourth quarter not that it is spelled three of the night four thirty two left to go in the game after his only three of the night and they let it ninety six ninety one the Celtics drew within one and Robert Covington again right before the shot clock buzzer for half seconds all the rocket position company doing about your site before right look into getting good and gets to run jump to back the company got a three off its the stock market the game he's got sixteen points there was a monster in this game sixteen points and sixteen rebounds and three blocks rockets went up for two thirty five to go ninety nine ninety five how's it going hi for an alley oop slam house had gone high for a tip dunk earlier and then this dog topped them all part now has a quirky topped the kick up it's got to be wanted or did throw two of downhill driver with the quarter to Tucker PJ for three don't go posted double the one with the spectacular nights of basketball for Russell Westbrook more to come from him there's one fifty three to go the rockets at a six point lead at one oh one ninety five after that follow jam from Westbrook another minute would go off the clock with nobody putting the ball in the basket before Jayson Tatum hit one free throw to draw them within five then smart would hit a lay up nice assist from Gordon Hayward and it was one oh one to nineteen eighty one of two free throws from Russell Westbrook it's one oh two ninety eight Marcus smart hits and also balance three with ten seconds remaining to draw the Celts within one of Westbrook comes through nails both of his free throws with eight point one seconds left the rockets then elected to foul up three with five point one seconds left and Jayson Tatum misses the first free throw so they're up one oh four one oh one five point one seconds left want free throw to go for Jayson Tatum I bet she tries to miss on purpose he misses the secular purpose rebound deflected green dot com for three this is this James and Jeff green Jeff green in for rebuilding purposes wait for the rebuild ended up losing it it resulted in a jail in the three deleted as time expired the title but one oh four after about a hundred years of players having absolutely positively no idea how to miss free throws on purpose players are starting to figure it out smash it off the front of the rim and give your team a chance for an offense a rebound and paying attention just over the last two months it's worked on three or four occasions it worked again tonight as the Celtics were able to get the ball in an incredibly good look for brown who tied it at the buzzer and they went to overtime tied at a hundred and four both teams scored early in the overtime period and the rockets got a three point play from Russell Westbrook early to go up one oh seven one oh six James harden's only six of twenty two ninety four seventy three runs got away from the woman who was moving right to left he hadn't got all.
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"Finding the right pros for home projects can be tough and spark a lot of questions like due to the right pro for the job in seconds and even helps you get a fair price read reviews uh-huh we're coming to you from an undisclosed location as we like to say in Title I just came up with that King of the corner we have t shirts made up you can have leading the League in corner threes put up on MBA dot com or tweeted that before you Klay Thompson who you know people regard as a time as I mentioned at the outset undisclosed location because we're doing this from the team hotel which made the hotel motel printed everything else goes crazies come out fans autograph hounds all always the the because everybody extended same hotel in La Hotels L.. Listen everybody so like you clearly get the year now that's not everybody doing like aliases and stuff because you can I mean think about the past that you don't use anymore that you could share these are these are always amusing not even the Ben Admin Yeah I guess Nice of them but every so often the the hotel staff will get mixed up and so I get that Shaq's was I probably still have tucked one of those away somewhere I'm still not going to share them it into tonight but I won fifty nine to one fifty eight in regulation like the kind of like it was that many points and it's so weird because you're like seventy one seventy or something like okay slop points are we gave them a lot ahead to be looking at the score but didn't like that in regulation like as the game was going as Kerr's look at it but it it it's so you didn't you guys excuse all the defensive efficiency but is are you at all alarmed we just they they did miss they really didn't like it's Memphis him issues in everything grant browser really good player but he got rolling in like as as it happens there was a phone one to watch too and you were saying before we start recording the atmosphere was great there which I will the I mean I I gotta ask you scored the go ahead free throws excuse me know that there's last year I must say I was a foul in class 'cause I really try to hold the rest of the points of emphasis yes the jump into my spare space arm placement that that was one of those ones in a gray area and washing it from different angles it was a foul everyone's so being in the moment who really it looks like maybe hips knees something rushed on Toya shot off yeah oh filing started make the shot yeah oh call where we doing now because I didn't make contact he's in my space now as interesting I'm just glad we came on on top of the game that would I might call it what you seeing so far what what has stood out to you in terms but goodrich like what are you seeing in the way that those two are figuring this I think anytime you have two guys that are both in the apiece oh I always say well you get guys like that the really care about each other off the court I think he really has his bag like he's like you know the friendship and I think that takes over Wherever you want to do that just let me know you can just do anytime like he's happy he's in the transitions with easy it shows I I it really does and then there's different oh most win watched when the beetle obviously they've known each other neither of them had been forty percents usage guys back then before it came out of Kim over here James is still kind of right around his normal usage and his field no no no not a ton his he's definitely backed off a little bit early on here the more efficient for sure I think the helps everybody because he's playmaking I'll know if anybody can stay in front of him one went especially on the break in when you get like as to make the passes the good passes out for the dog kind of like delcor passes having to kind of adjust to him because he's different a totally different and he he throws bullets from like mid air to it's like crazy he'd take your hands and training took a little segue but readjusts will they do a good job will get a fair price that's where homeadvisor can help and book appointments go to Homeadvisor DOT COM or download the free homeadvisor astor brick and mortar five all new episodes premiering Sunday November tenth okay promptly lectured me that you know in the immediate wake of that I'm still not as genuine as we are led to believe sometimes but this one is real to me their offense and then the ball and that James the reason he's one of the most effective most so anything that diminishes that by another guy's dominating the ball like where am I going wrong with I actually thought that was that one would work I was I was optimistic about that one because Chris Paul not as ball dominant as either those guys but I agree and disagree more complimentary even if you you take off the ball okay but you get that different kind of because you're already wired to load James All Times it's actual team because I'm actually on other side of that because I'm I'm like taking a ball the difference is the threat of of just overall thrust as a player right of that that that North Twenty four seven three sixty five yeah he's attack and he's right now in his room wherever relaxing the verdict is still deliberating it's early it's more seamless I think I was concerned with the idea that teams are just going to the shooter but he can shoot the ball the these makes a lot of threes he's we say that you're on the defense now right like because he's coming at you so that I think that's the finish on me so that is it goes both ways so you feel like this is this is the franchise record I mean a knee away from has ruined earlier earlier so you guys knew each other forever got to play together for on a basketball level I'm sure it's tough for him probably tougher you as his friend woody and now we've always wanted to play supposed to go to college together that was going to go play college like like wow 'cause you know I know the back you know everything you know so when you know this went on for us have done what we done yeah and you have to flip that switch pass because it's right it's happening so you have to and besides that the entire League has reshuffled over the summer and you guys have another about the ferment if warriors there's there's a lot of these great waves if the four years don't exist are the ones who kind of kept that was the obstacle you guys just could not get past during the two La teams everything else as you're watching this unfold over the summer like we shot or you thinking like Holy Shit the whole western conference just became like a like a madhouse a five car let me let me look at my cards let's see we got here let's not be no more so now you know how how does my hand look now you Knowing that if we just kept that that core you know a core has awesome it's fascinating thing right like because of the era that or the time that we're in and is much player movement Chris Paul George isn't with the Clippers so russ isn't getting traded you was or was not really about any tensions or anything else he's probably still on this roster if Paul like not even being in the midst of it it's crazy like this converses Chris Jericho for.
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"DISTILLERY DOT COM and you know we had some transactions. Go down in the N._B._A.. The N._B._a. and the N._F._l.. Are Having competitive off seasons at this point. <hes> you know a lot of headliners moving around in the N._B._A.. Don't see that as much in the N._F._l.. You tend to see these guys you know either get traded around the time or the draft or they get signed to extensions this time of the year Grady Jarrett of the Atlanta Falcons gets his extension joff or years takes them through to age thirty. This is the time that he's going to get paid and get paid <hes> he certainly did a Russell. WESTBROOK gets change of scenery for the first time in his career. He's off to the Houston Rockets familiar territory. I I like the idea of Westbrook being on the ball and hard and coming off that I I know that that's what's worked for the rockets and <hes> you know hardness better in the Steve National then he's going to be in another role..
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"The Houston Rockets for guard Chris Paul couple around picks and to pick swaps the Mets and Yankees returned to action tomorrow following the all star break after W. what war weather channel forecast to looking at the potential for locally heavy downpours we had through the overnight our showers and a few thunderstorms gradually ending toward sunrise moving out still left with very misty conditions out there lows in the low to mid seventies very humid here gradually dries out as we head through Friday a thunderstorm or shower early dryer for the afternoon mid upper eighties a sunny weekend in upper eighties I'm meteorologist mark to that from the weather channel on seven ten W. Walmart today with Len Berman Michael real in the morning six until ten this morning I'm sick of us went on seven ten W. O. R. and NBC news radio station from the city of angels near the Pacific Ocean good morning good evening wherever you may be across the nation around the world on George already welcome to coast to coast AM later tonight the future through the eyes of an astrologer here's what's happening New Orleans very improves post Katrina hurricane flood defences are expected to face an extreme test as tropical storm very now threatens to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rain he could have winds up to seventy five miles an hour but that's just barely over the threshold for hurricane when it comes ashore a category one but it's expected to bring a foot and a half for rain and already an area that has been flooded out nearly one point three million people pushing inland could be a very dangerous situation multiple injuries reported on a flight that experience turbulence near Hawaii the Air Canada flight was forced to divert from its original destination of Sydney Australia landed in Honolulu the crew reportedly requested the medical personnel meet the aircraft at the airport roughly thirty five passengers were injured some of them smashing that that the roof of the plane the estimated number of law enforcement officers who died by suicide outnumbered those who died in the line of duty for the third straight year in two thousand eighteen according to a study blue helpful Massachusetts based not for profit run by active and retired police officers medical professionals and victims families compiled and released the grim data but why is this happening Ron barbers of former radio and television newsmen from Saint Louis and for the past thirty five plus years he is produced nationally acclaimed video one online training for first responders his former company American heat for firefighters in this current company line of duty for police for ten respond hers used by thousands of police officers firefighters EMTs for continue training and education this month he is releasing part one of a two part series called suicide prevention the amazing journey of sergeant mark dibona but let's bring Ron and now run why is this situation out of control why they committing suicide first of all.
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"Today is rockets GM Jerrell Maury fresh off the rockets dispatching of the Utah Jazz last night taping this on a Thursday afternoon. So the rockets are moving on they are awaiting the winner of warriors clippers that one surprisingly a little bit still going small surprise. But the way the clippers are fighting. Maybe we shouldn't be that surprised Klay Capella after the rockets one last night said outright, they want the warriors or he wants the warriors. He wants to go through the champs does Daryl Morey agree with him. We discussed that a bit disgust obviously, some of the early season struggles, whether they are better equipped now to beat the warriors assuming that's their matchup, then they were a year ago when that series went seven and all kinds of other things along the way, really fun discussion with Daryl as it always is before we get to that my weekly. Reminder, please if you are not subscribed to us yet. You can do. So on apple podcasts on Spotify on Stitcher on a bazillion, other droid platforms with funny names, hit the subscribe button. And if you are on apple podcast, please give us a rating in a review helps out the podcast a lot. Appreciate all the feedback. We're getting there in the review section. So if you've got a question, you've got to critique, you've got a suggestion whatever you want to throw at me put it in the reviews on apple podcasts. I will be checking it out there. You can. Of course, also hit me on Twitter at Howard Beck. Plastic ingrate great. So far, Daryl points out in our interview that the second round might be one of the best we've seen I tend to agree. And that that warriors rockets matchup, of course, will be the centerpiece of it. So without further ado, here is my discussion with Daryl Maury. I'm now joined live from somewhere in Houston by man basking. In the glory of a first round victory. Daryl Maury, Darryl. How are you? I'm good detail. The center has. I am not as much campaigning. But. No, this is the problem with a team like yours with such high aspirations, right? Like there are some teams where you make it through any round of the playoffs. And there's always just at least some sense of a compliment for you guys. The bar is so high right now, I'm assuming that there was when they talk about joy versus relief. Like last night was probably just all relief in no, joy, more more relieved. The I think. Data viz sports. You know, even if you have a, hey, we wanna do X this season plan like they get derailed all the time. So I think just getting to where we had hoped to get to which is a shot to take down the champs, and then hopefully continue from there is, you know, I am I'm very happy for the players and everybody in to get to here. And then obviously we have unfinished business. So speaking of that unfinished business since you brought it up click Capella in in the wake of the victory over the jazz did say outright, I want the warriors to which Chris Paul being these these steely veteran that he is knowing that you never answer that question. Same chest is but said this is going to be Oliver Bleacher report tomorrow. So thank you, Houston Rockets and Chris Paul for the nice endorsement in the shoutout pre. She didn't wouldn't blends.
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"Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones. Best networks, no contracts. I also have three very important questions to ask you guys in just a little bit. I'm going to get to those. But first, we've got a revise the math, and it's appropriate. 'cause we're talking about the Houston Rockets. Daryl Maureen company, they have built this Houston Rockets. Current form on math on saying. We're not going to take threes. We're not gonna take long twos. We're gonna take threes layups, and we're going to d you up, and that's going to be what works for them. Well, they've been doing the first part still a lot of threes. Still great ice. Oh ball. But the rockets are allowing one hundred and fifteen points per game this season. And now people will make a joke about James harden and his role in all this, but it becomes difficult to try and sustain even in. This current NBA were defense seems to be less of a priority. League wise, what we've seen the rules sort of reflect the change in the way that this has gone about we saw Houston still clearly values that because yesterday they decided that they were going to. And we saw the reports of this Houston offering four first round picks in exchange for Jimmy Butler. Jimmy Butler, who we know is not happy in Minnesota Jimmy Butler, who we know management wants that trade made who we know top tiptoe does not want to deal in Minnesota all these things are true and Houston is willing to put four first round picks on the table. The NBA has rules. You can't do them in successive years. It'd be every other year all these other things the bottom line is that is not a deal that Minnesota can turn down that is a deal that Minnesota has to make that management. I'm sure is looking at saying, no, you will take this and Jimmy Butler and Karl Anthony towns in every. One will get the relationships that they want a radically from that building. And tips is going to have to worry about toughening up those young guys on his own. Now, just that addition make this team enough does what the rockets have plus Jimmy Butler make them enough to be Golden State because that's what they believe. They can do. That's what the Western Conference finals told them last year. And that's what our MBA analysts him Legler has questions about the problem is Jimmy Butler is a guy that is a bounce guy. He's off the dribble rhythm shooter big time score. But he's an isolation player. He's a guy that needs the best of all in his hands different areas of the floor, then the Houston Rockets offense is set up to get him the ball in those places. So I think that would be a difficult thing for me to envision sometimes it's not just a matter. Stay in writing down names on paper and saying, hey, now, we've got another all star that puts us closer to Golden State..
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"It is. It is a little bit math like it's it's just like, you know, if you talked to people in sales, it's like almost like a sales funnel. You're, you got so many things and each one as a provability and you know, you gotta go up to the plate and just hack until you connect on one and. Yeah. So that's that's part of the philosophy. What did you learn most working for? Danny. He, I mean, mostly that I didn't know what I was doing. So he, I mean, he knew the game, so well from playing it and had such a. I think more than you know, maybe most foreign players I didn't pull like he was able to take a step back and sort of see the picture and maybe it was because he, you know, had conversations with Red Auerbach back then. And he had such great smart peers like kill and and guys around him on those teams that I mostly figured out that I had a lot to learn because he would see things I didn't. And so I think that just inspired me to work harder. When you became a you look back, you're always feel like you're prepared when you got the job in Houston and you thought I'm ready for this. I'm gonna do this. You look back and go was is ready as I thought I was not ready. I mean, look back and go, thank God. I got out of the first couple years of that. Like I guess that I almost did this almost that and boy, thank God. I didn't do it there. Some of that one hundred percent and I'll always be grateful to the chance. I got an Houston and but yeah, no, when you're first job, you're just not as good. I mean, just, I mean, you talked to any. You don't really totally know it until you're in it for ten years, but you know, I think we did a lot of really good things building around yelling and chasing McGrady. And so I think we did a lot of good things but but but yeah, no, I definitely feel like you know, we teleport ourselves back to two thousand six with our current staff. We'd do a better job that I did at the time. How much longer do you think you want to do it? You can grind away at it and you. There's so many other things that interest you from, whether it's theater, there's so many interests you have. You could go on and get into other world. You can get outside of sports. I know you wanna wanna championship, but do you feel like I'm a lifer, I'll always do this. I would say I feel like skull Escola just came all time. Favorite players. He just came back to place on the preseason as part of the sharks, and I've talked to him because he, I think he's gonna go on to great things posts career, and I asked him almost the same question like, when are you going to make that transition? And he was like, why would I ever like, wow, I can get paid millions to play basketball. I'm not stopping. So that's how I feel. I love what I do. There's gonna be some day where an owner. Around the shoulder and says, hey, you know, we're going to do something else that just that's part of the business. I hope it's not for a long time, but I, you know, as long as I'm here, I love it. I love who I work with. I love the players, the coaches, so I hopefully it's, I'm gonna keep doing it as long as you know, just like school a set as long as they'll have me perfect. Daryl time as always we will talk soon. I'm sure thanks for having me on. Appreciate it. Thanks for listening to this episode of the woke pod of big. Thank you to my guests today. Houston Rockets, general manager, Darryl, Maury. Remember you can subscribe and listen to archived episodes of this podcast. Wherever you get your shows, you could find us on apple pods or wherever else you listen. And of course a big, thank you to our sponsors. Quip ZipRecruiter and twenty three and me be sure to support them the way they support us here at the world's pod. We'll catch you next time.
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"Win away from the NBA finals. Behind the back. Punches at a love ten on the rear. The Houston Rockets pushed the Golden State Warriors, the breakable limitation in the Western Conference finals. Ultimately losing game seven with Chris. Paul sidelined by hamstring injury. Most teams get us last year actually do in the title. Obviously we didn't get it done. We're very confident going in. We've got a great shot. It's going to take a lot of work, but we're excited about the season nevertheless, rockets GM Daryl Morey had his vision validated. Paul league MPP, James harden, brilliant young. MAURICE constructed a roster to chase down the defending champs, and now Houston returns to camp with a reshape lineup and the clock ticking on its title window. When you make all you, here's he had a great season guys. Nations here that awesome rhythm targeting this time. She still run it back with Carmelo Anthony promising to be an unselfish under study the pollen. James hearted. These rockets are built for speed and three pointers, and maybe two built to beat the two-time defending NBA champions. Welcome back to the jump critic, ELO crowded up here. We got adult daily, double going on the rockets owner, big, big, welcome. For more general manager, my fellow northwestern guys all. Yeah, I wanna know how excited you are about this year's team. I'm so excited and and we were a great team last year when in sixty five games in a in a hamstring away from from getting to the ship. And that's just a fact. Okay, it is. And and Chris, it kind of been our stopper all year whenever somebody got on a run, but I'm gonna tell you. We really improved ourselves this year and we've made a lot of moves. We have six new players. But if you just look at at who we lost and who we gained, we're really good. So you guys may some significant addition to the team ELO James innings, and Michael Carter Williams. Are you done tweaking Rosser I I know. Question. I mean, we we do try to peek in April, so there's always a chance, but we're feeling great about coach. Dan Tony was was on this. I, I mean, he was saying real early. We're better than last year and I'm there now having seen our training camp in our players with mellow Carter Williams, James Ennis, you know, Brandon night's gonna help us down the road. So yeah, we're excited about where you know, that's not the common perception that we're talking about this in the commercial break the ideas. Oh, well, Trevor REEs gun with Luke, my mood day gun and everyone's a, you're older and mellow coming in the perception, isn't that the you're not concerned about that you told me we like beating perceptions. We've we've done it. I think I saw just talking about Vegas before we got on here that we've beaten the, we've, we've been a of the wing. We pan of the twelve years we've we've been here. So remember that's what other people here. One other show and it just becomes a line. Okay, but, but we're the ones that the practices we're the ones watching. We watched the s. lettuces compared to to last year out of these new guys and they're just really at add. Remember Chris, Paul and James make people look better from the teams that these guys were on life here. They're not the same player, and that's what I think people are gonna see this year, right near and tracing talking before, like what would happen if he was in coached, Antonis offense and he'd, he'd probably. Fifth, straight of the, he's it's, yeah, the coaching staff and the players are are all in harmony to to help us one games. You said that they players different when they're here? Carmelo, Anthony is banking on the fact that he is going to be different here certainly from his year last year, what convinced you guys that? This was a good idea to bring him in that it's gonna work. I mean, Carmelo so far just to show you where he's at and his skill set and what coach is already getting out of them. He played the five last night screen roll and finish the basket. I'm not sure he's ever done that. Maybe it Syracuse, he was able to run the floor and get a pass from James harden, and like I think five seconds on the clock had a three Carmelo is an extremely talented player..