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"james wiseman" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"They played him because they wanted to. Here's my point. And again, I'm not going to, I'm happy that Memphis did not get a postseason band. I would not want to talk every day about a team headed nowhere. But all of this unfolded in real time and penny Hardaway was asked questions about the decision to play James wiseman. Why he did it? What he knew, what he could talk about, what he couldn't all along. And never once did he say, listen, I didn't know. He was ineligible. He never said that. If people were like, let's say I'm the head coach. And I just played a player and he's deemed it eligible and people are asking me, why did you play him? I'd say. Truth is, I didn't know. I found that after the game. That's the story now. That was never the story then. It was just about doing right by the kid and we didn't think he did anything wrong and it was never I didn't know. As far as I can tell, that explanation didn't become an explanation until the law has got involved. And so it's just good lawyering. It's very good lawyering. They said, hey, we can maybe save your program and your head coach. But we're going to have to make your athletic department look ridiculous. And they said, okay, let's do it. And it worked. Congratulations. But that's what it is. Yeah, that's a good day. Good day from Memphis. They're for GP. Have an active radio show here. A lot to lot to respond to here beyond just the ion college basketball podcast. That's pretty much all I got though. I mean, this is not the expected outcome, but I think this case in many ways shines a light on some of the farces of this process to begin with and I don't object to some of the stuff that's happening or some of it does, I don't know, some of it's a little hard to believe. But more power to you and we'll see if penny and Memphis can advance forward after making. Finally, make it the tournament in year four last season. Now you don't have during there. Obviously Monty Bates has moved on. And now that this will be behind him, it's really going to be, this is my bow then. Shut us down, GP. We can get out of here. It feels like year 5 for penny and Memphis. It feels like it's the first year now. Now this is done. Yes, it's still a good plenty of attention city loves. I'm like, that's a major attraction. Don't get me wrong, but like nationally, it just feels like the first year where there's just not a huge appendage attached to his tenure. You know, there's no looming case. There's no mega mega recruits, the bait stuff and the wiseman stuff. And so I'll be interested to see what Memphis is this season and if it can be its best version yet under Hardaway. Yeah, like it's a probable but not definite NCAA tournament team. But there's no 5 star recruit. There's no controversy now connected to anything. It's just sort of like, I don't want to say it's normal college basketball team because it's not. It's a very old college basketball team, but it is wild. This is a guy who in year two, his first game started 5 freshmen and I believe became the first power conference coach or any level coach to start 5 freshmen in the first game of the season, like maybe in the history of college basketball. I could not find any other example. Even the fab 5 weren't the fab 5 to like January. So to contrast that with what he's now going to be starting, which is probably no freshman, like a 25 year old Deandre Williams, super seniors 29 year old, but yeah. 29 year old Deandre Williams, like to go, he's really changed his philosophy on philosophy on what works and what doesn't. And made a real point to I'm going to get old. I'm going to have an old team as opposed to a young team. It doesn't mean he wouldn't have taken a 5 star freshman if he could have got one. But they prioritized being older. And it should, I think, make the non league portion of their schedule, go a little more smoothly. Having a true star at the one is something they've never had since Jeremiah Martin in year one. If you even wanted to call Jeremiah Martin a star, he's a really good college player, played in the NBA, but they primarily used Alex lomax at point guard the past four years. I'm sure Alex is going to get his minutes, but it's now Davis's job. And so I suspect that they'll be good. Drama free. For the most part, drama free and good. But as always, we'll see. Shouts to Devin Downey, shouts to Chester, South Carolina, Chester hunt, Lauren now, and thank you guys once again for listening. Yeah, I'm college basketball podcast. If you're not subscribed, please go subscribe. Anywhere you subscribe to podcasts, including Apple podcasts and Spotify over at Apple. We need 5 stars in a nice review type some words. There's more of us than there are of them. Don't ever forget that. We'll talk to you again
"james wiseman" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"We'll just make our athletic department look ridiculous. And it worked. So I mentioned accomplished, but I think, I mean, I don't want to speak for you. But I'm not going to be naive here. I'm not interested in arguing the point, but whether it's penny Hardaway or literally any other coach in America, if you're 5 star center, projected possible number one pick in the draft. Is having eligibility issues, you're going to be aware of that. I say this as respectfully as I can say it. I find that outrageous to believe. Here's the exact language from the ruling. This is the press release tied to the actual case ruling. Quote, the hearing panel, and I'm going to start wise. I'm not doing this student athlete number one nonsense. The hearing panel also included that the institution's leadership allowed, wise men to participate in a November 5th, 2019 basketball contest without informing the head coach until after the contest that wiseman had been determined to be ineligible to play the case decision references in October 31, 2019 determination from an NCAA academic and membership affairs that informed Memphis that the three prospective student athletes who were then who were then student athletes, good God. We're ineligible to compete because they had received financial assistance from the head coach after he became a booster, but before he was hired by Memphis, Memphis disagreed with this determination and was informed of the steps to appeal of the academic and membership affairs decision, but Memphis stated and the hearing panel found that it did not appeal. Absolutely wild and hey, I was just a surprise with you over that. By the way, I mentioned the four level ones, they were all tied to lack of institutional control. Had coach responsibility and failure to monitor. But at the heart of the decision of this case, remember that four level one allegations in the notice level one violations in the nose of allegations. They are head coach control, lack of institutional control, and failure to monitor. That normally, even if a coach is left in the past, has led to relatively recruiting restrictions, scholarship reductions, visits all the stuff. That's not in play here whatsoever. Which is kind of wild to me. Particularly when you also had Mike Miller, who's now long gone, not cooperating whatsoever. I did ask if his lack of cooperate and name him. Identify him by name, but I did ask if that led to the delay. And I was told it was a lot of COVID stuff. I don't know. This still has taken way, way, way, too long for us to finally get to this day. Oh, by the way, we are 5 years and one day removed. 5 years and one day exactly from the FBI cases coming to light which prompted this to be formed period with all of this stuff, I don't know. I kind of do commend the IRP at kind of looking at pennies overall situation. And having a pragmatic look on it and saying, this is what he did and who he was and how important he was in this community. I don't hate the ruling. Now, I will say a couple things. One, I kept this on my sound board and thank goodness because penny said this in the IRP listened. Stop disrespecting me, bro respect to me, bro stop disrespecting me. And damn, if they ever did listen. And the other thing our boss Adi Joseph has specifically requested, I'm sorry, but he has specifically requested this drop to be played. I was wrong. We need to get back to this real quick. Wrong about what? You said that playing James wiseman. I don't have the exact audio. That playing James wiseman going into science at the NCAA would backfire on Memphis in a way that I think was going to be more egregious than the way that I had played out here. I think that's what I said it was nonsensical and stupid. It still was. You know, that you beat the case three years later, doesn't make it sensible or smart to do. I mean, listen, they should be celebrating over there. They still spent how many hours how much money fighting this case operating with a cloud over their head coach and program literally for years. Like, was it worth it? At the end of the day, in what way could you argue it was worth it? The guy played three games for you. How was it worth it? I know, I know, I know. What are you talking about? Like I saw somebody else tweet, is this vindication for the Memphis athletic department? No. What are you talking about? You ready for that? They're gonna act like it. You ready for this? It was still stupid to play James wiseman in defiance of the NCAA. That you more or less got away with after fighting it, you know, for years, doesn't mean that it was smart to do or anything other than stupid. Okay, you're drinking and driving, right? You drink and drive. And then, but then you hire a really good lawyer and you get off. Are you vindicated for drinking and driving? Does it mean like, oh, see? What stupid for them to drink and drive? No, it was done for you to drink and drive. You got caught. And then you beat the case because you had some really good lawyers argue effectively. But it doesn't mean it was smart to drink and drive. I don't even understand that. The Memphis athletic department was idiotic to allow James weisman to play under those circumstances. And fortunately, they more or less got away with it. They and they absolutely did. One more quote from Frasier. We examined a very, very significant record, and we came to the occlusion that it didn't reach level one. There would have been no difficulty with this panel arriving at the conclusion if they had been satisfied that conduct REITs level one. We did not find that. Given how long this case took to resolve, I have to, I mean, I have to take them at their word with that as weird as it is to try and resolve the issue with like penny not knowing wiseman would have been an eligible. All the stuff with Mike Miller's hard drive that was material to the case, listen, man. They said what they said in the ruling is the ruling.
"james wiseman" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"And that is not quite apples to apples, but more or less what Memphis argued here. Hey, penny Hardaway give $11,500 to James wiseman's family. Yeah, sure he did. But he's given money to people his whole life. This is a born and raised MPN who played in the NBA made in excess of a $100 million, got a lucrative Nike deal that is still a lucrative Nike deal that donate a $1 million to our athletic department back in 2008 and who has been helping underprivileged people from his community forever. So, yeah, he was a booster when he technically a booster when he provided James weisman Stanley with that money. But, you know, we never as a university took any real time to explain to him what that meant and what he could and could not do. So he just kept, you know, helping people who needed help the same way penny Hardaway all has always done. And that is not to be punished. That is to be applauded. And that's more or less the argument that they made. And the IRP said, okay. Now, I think two things can be true. At the same time, one, penny Hardaway has thrown around money to people who could use it for his entire adult life. That is true. And I agree should be applauded. Forget him as a basketball coach. What he means to the city is more than I think people outside of the city realize. Even as his coaching career got off to an uneven start, yeah, he faced some criticism, but he's still the type of guy who could walk into a basically any restaurant in the area and get it literally get a standing ovation when he walked in. And be asked to take selfies with everybody. He's an incredibly important figure in the community. So that's true. This is also true. He wasn't helping James weisman's family because they needed help. It was moving them to Memphis so that he could play for penny at east high school. That wasn't philanthropic as much as it was trying to get a 5 star center on your high school basketball team. But again, I give Memphis attorneys a lot of credit. They were able to argue that what penny did with James wiseman is it really any different than what penny's been doing his entire life. And if it was a violation of the rules based on his booster status, then that's on us as a university for not properly educating him on what he could not. What he could and could not do. So then the second part of it is you go, okay, but I still play James wiseman in defiance of the Internet when they knew they shouldn't have. How do you explain that one? And Memphis was able to argue that penny didn't know James weisman was ineligible. Which let's just speak plainly here. That is simply unbelievable. That's just not believable. All right, this is why you pay lawyers. Because they made the case and the IAR bought it. Period, though. We can probably land on the same page here, perish. This detail is exactly why you sign up for the billable hours and get guys on retainer because of this exact thing because you Frazier was pressed multiple times on that media call today about the veracity of that claim. And he was steadfast in the IAR panel, believing the timeline of events for Memphis that upon the first game of eligibility for James weisman, that South Carolina state, you should have trivia time me on that. I wouldn't have gotten that. I didn't remember a South Carolina state. That penny Hardaway was unaware at tip off. James wiseman was technically an eligible by NAA standards. I find that hard to believe the thought a 100% had to go across his mind, but Memphis lawyers convinced them, and that's one of the key pieces of this case and why they were able to avoid. That is either the most dysfunctional athletic department in the country at the time. And it might have been, or just simply not true. Just simply not true. And I would lean towards not true. I mean, I can't even, I promise, if we did a candid coaches right now and pulled a hundred college coaches, do you think penny Hardaway knew James wiseman was ineligible when he played James wiseman? A 100% would say yes. The other thing Hugh Fraser said as he was explaining this, he said, you know, coaches don't get too deep into the eligibility issues. That's just a ridiculous statement. I mean, it's outrageous statement. I don't even understand, I don't even know, this is why people have no confidence in these people because they say outrageous things. Like, well, you know, coaches don't really deal with eligibility issues. What? Have you ever talked to a coach? Of course they deal with eligibility issues. But again, congrats to Memphis. Memphis more or less argued from a position of, we will say penny Hardaway at all cost. And if it has to make our athletic department look ridiculous, then we'll just make our athletic department look ridiculous. And it worked. So I mentioned accomplished, but
Fighting for Minutes: Wiseman vs Kuminga
"I hate that I wasn't there for the James wiseman comeing a game on Sunday. I had left that morning because I got there in the middle of the game the warriors were playing on Friday. So somebody told me they were like, yeah, come in out there on protest. Go make a score of four points. He's out here like how dare you have me playing summer league. Then they had commanding out there at the same time as wise, but it could make a put up 28. Almost like he realizes as much as we talk about the depth that the warriors are going to have next year. And when you look at it on paper, it is a little scary. Ain't 8 dudes going to be able to play it in the playoffs and that means you're going to have a ball handler slash creator that's going to be Jordan Poole, you're probably going to have a big man and you're going to have a wing as the three guys who come off the bench. Comeing to maybe can wind up being that wing and if he is, that'll be scary, but why has been a it appears to me are going to be fighting for those minutes. And even if it ain't that comming is fighting for minutes with wise, maybe it's going to be fighting for minutes with Moses moody. Not all of those dudes are going to be able to play and it is wild to me again. I told you that whole way with the warriors, I don't think you can play for now and play for them at the same time. And they've pulled it off. And not only had they pulled it off, they pulled it off with what I would consider to be exceptional talent.
"james wiseman" Discussed on WTOP
"45 powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white Think red Well Dave Johnson this is a big night for the NBA It is and we don't know if the NBA Finals will be a long series but we do have the short list The warriors host the Celtics strike and the warrior Steph Curry trying to win his fourth NBA title to go with two and be a MVP awards The only other players to do that cream Tim Duncan LeBron magic Michael Jordan and Bill Russell That's pretty good list His way of that more of the D.C. sports huttle and in the huddle this week rob wood fork while he needs more from the commanders chase young To this point he has not lived up to his draft status He has not lived up to the hype Injury of course has a lot to do with that But this is going to be a season that he's going to have to really break out and make a lot of noise in order to make that pick worthwhile That needed to be a home run pick and number two All right the whole conversation podcast DCF Apple wherever you get your podcasts rangers a 6 two win over the lighting last night the hockey playoffs nationals Yes they are in Cincinnati tonight Orioles 9 two width of the Mariners Spirit of what one dire Chicago the U.S. man at three zero win over Morocco With more than a dozen PGA Tour players including Dustin Johnson set the play in that Saudi back tour event in London Matt ward senior editor of gulf today Some kind of action will have to be taken by the tour otherwise the tour will be looked upon as nothing more than a paper Tiger One that's telegraphed says Dustin Johnson paid $125 million to change his mind about playing in that Saudi back tour Dave Johnson Sports.
"james wiseman" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"And then he won't be able to play the back home in Brooklyn if they were to lose that game, either or if they were to somehow three games is starting to get to be a lot to make up. With only about 11 games left in the season for most teams. But we'll see now on the flip side of it. They can't get too casual and say, well, we're locked into where we are because Charlotte is only a game behind. In Atlanta is only two games back. So it's still pretty tight there at the bottom. And then the wizards, there's no worry of the nets falling all the way out the wizards are four and a half behind Atlanta and the ten 11. So again, we're just now waiting, that's going to play out into or in officially eliminated status. It's that time of the season. We're going to start seeing those little X's up here. On the table. X is Y, Z's, whatever they all know, whatever else is in there. Question marks. This is going to get thrown into probably. James wiseman shut back down, not great. I've been kind of from the warrior side of things. There have been general pessimism about number one is definitely coming back and then number two is even going to make an impact. If he does come back, but I've been wanting to see him back out there personally. I've been hoping that he got out there just to see what he can bring. See if he brings a different element to this warriors team, but unfortunately, shut back down, still dealing with injuries. Yeah, completely agree. I mean, we in the end, we love the game more than anything else and we want these guys to all play and play well and be healthy and it really is disappointing that now, again, another guy starting to look like this could be it, right? Because this warriors team much like the nets, they've got big dreams, right? So they're hoping to chase the title and that's not the time to be working a guy back in. Now, wiseman a little easier, right? Because you're just going to tell him, hey, set screens, real hard to the rim, be a big presence around the basket area. That's really all you're kind of asking him to do, but if he can't make it through a couple games, yes, he put three games in the GE in about 20 minutes per game. In those three games, if you can't make it through those games without a recurrence of swelling and injury, that's kind of a problem. So here we are with this one. Now, on the plus side, Stephen Curry. It says he's an optimist. And he thinks he'll be back for a game one of the playoffs..
"james wiseman" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"I am getting a little bit tired of the whole, you know, everybody over there who's ever done anything stuff and all it is kind of stick that he's going to now. Dude, you have talked to junk to guys for years. And now you don't like it 'cause it's getting thrown back at you. Sorry. This isn't the fan stuff. That part's different. We already talked about that in length. You can go find that check. This is the other players. If you don't like it with other players, you're talking trash. Yeah, that too, right? Play better, but I just miss me with that. I don't want to hear any of that. I thought wolves fans were actually fairly savvy early in the game. The wolves had really just fantastic transition defense. The Lakers actually got to turn over on the first possession of the game and the wolves got back. Everybody just every wolves player back into the paint, which led to a Russell Westbrook, 15 foot jumper, and the Minnesota crowd cheered on the release. Because they knew that's a win. And so I was like, all right, that's pretty smart. Anyway, let's move on from our teams though. I guess to tie in the warriors still. James wiseman played in a couple of G league games. Made pretty well. We've been hearing you know, hey, he's probably not going to be part of the rotation for the warriors and things like that, but I mean, it never hurts to have an option. It never hurts to have an option..
"james wiseman" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"Yeah, and then that's where you have the gold post movement. I've had people try to argue with me that the warriors were Tang. Like they're not fucking tank. They were just terrible tank before the beginning of the year. And they're exactly like the number 7 pick is exactly the middle that tagging is supposed to avoid. The whole theory of tanking is that being merely blow average is the worst place. You either want to be a championship contender or terrible. But plenty of great players are drafted in that win. It's just, it's just you know. And then and look at what the warriors did. When clay got hurt and they weren't any good and curry missed a big chunk of the year and they got the number two pick and like James wiseman is probably terrible. Brad, I mean, he's a non fat, they're back. You know, the warriors are right there with Phoenix and maybe Milwaukee is the favorites to win the title. And James wiseman hasn't played one second this year because he's heard and even when he played last year he was very ineffective. So it's a perfect example of like, you know, maybe you get really lucky in this scenario and you know David Robinson gets hurt for the whole year and you end up with a number one pick and you pick Tim Duncan. All right. It can happen, but there's no evidence that that's any more than just the random luck of the draw. No, that one drives me crazy too. So it's like I'm not like the spurs were like a nearly 700 team and they're supposed to be so less. I completely concede the point. If you have a 700 team and could like, get a number one pick and add it to that roster. Yes, that will work. But that's a completely useless sound like that's not like a team building strategy. And another thing it's interesting to bring up the spurs because that just occurred to me, right? I mean, the spurs were terrible, like the reason they got good in the first place was because they drafted David Robinson. And then he went to he had to spend a year in the navy. And so they were terrible the next year, too. Right. And that is not a reproducible situation. Right..
"james wiseman" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And for the jumper, I never thought that that double elbow jetted out non square kind of crazy funk flick thing would have him shooting 40% from three on 7 attempts per game. I probably even undersold where he would be right now, like we're talking to your two at 19.6 rebound 6 assist. 42% of the field, 40 from three, 94 for the free throw line. He was never hailed as like this efficient shooter or passer or scorer all the time, but he certainly getting there. I'd say it's ahead of schedule for where I projected. Yeah, the jumper is definitely ahead of schedule. He's always had great touch, like you looked at him on floaters. You always looked at four years ago. Yeah, the way that the ball came off of his hand, it always looked pretty clean whenever the offhand wasn't like completely right. Sabotaging, frankly, it's a way to put the still shots that you see of warm ups, it's still like a wild release point and how much God hand, but I don't know, maybe it's muscle memory at this point where he's just taking hundreds of thousands of jumpers and his body's just used to not be a swear and he is not also not shy to pull up from wherever at any time. And I think it's worth just noting why I would still take him over Anthony Edwards. I think he just impacts the game offensively a little bit more. He has that same scores, mentality. He does it pretty darn close to just as efficiently as Edwards, I think they're right around the same level of true shooting percentage, for instance, and he just drives offense at a more efficient level. Like the fact that Charlotte right now is what, I think that they're like top 5 in offensive efficiency. And he's the driving force behind that. Miles bridges looks really good. Gordon Hayward has continued to be one of the top ten like small forwards in the NBA, right? Terry Rozier is an even really shooting yet. They're hard to guard, but they're hard to guard in part because lamella really pushes really an incredible sense of what an efficient shot is and how to move the ball within the construct of that offense. So I would still take lamelo because I think his impact on offensive basketball is still much higher than Anthony Edwards. Even though it's great in and of itself. It's a speedy push them to. Their childhood wants to personally in possessions, their fourth league and pace. So they're playing like him and although they're draft guys really haven't played and aren't in the rotation. They're at least trying to aim to build around the pieces they have while also adding these complementary bits where it can add to lamelo's bag and not take it away and not try to slow them down. Yeah. Okay. Let's hit James wiseman next just because this will be a quick conversation and it's obviously interesting on some level. We haven't seen James wiseman yet this year. He's still recovering from injury and it seems like they're enthusiastic about what they've seen from him in practice. I'm pumped to see James wiseman. This team is awesome. They are my I've mentioned it before, but they're my favorite team to watch right now in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors. If they can if James wiseman is the guy that they thought they were drafting..
"james wiseman" Discussed on The NBA Show
"There was a lot of stuff coming out from aaron. Even did you know different interviews and stuff in regards to it kind of giving them like his subliminal demands. A what what could make this work giving you some indication that maybe just maybe we'd be able to mend these fences. Ben simmons has done nothing of the sort like he's just said chilin he's chilly he's not doing any press. He's not answering any questions about it. he's just coming. And i won't play for the sixers again now. I am not in ben. Simmons is camp. So i don't i don't know if he's just playing a really good game hardball or if he really believes that but from the sixers perspective yes you want the man back. I get it but i would make the argument at this point. That if he's not there this year and he doesn't make his money I don't see how that really helps you as a at the sixers sixers. Okay right like yeah. You're going to spite him. You're gonna cut off your nose despite your face so to speak got it now. I'm not are more. I get it you. You ain't afraid. I understand but if you bring him back this year i don't think you get great version of ben simmons. If for some reason you guys can fix that and get them in the building and he doesn't want to lose all of this money and so he reports so he doesn't have to lose the money. I i think that's a bad thing to have around your organization right now full disclosure. I don't know what teams are offering for. Ben simmons like. I wouldn't be in the habit of giving them away for bag of chips either so that plays into it as well but if there's a deal that's palatable and you're going to get some stuff that can really supplement. Ben simmons into by ben simmons. I'm sorry joy lead into by his harris and some of the pieces. you have. I think you do that because this is going to be a mess. Whether he's staying away all year and people are answering questions. And there's this massive hole in your lineup. Or if he comes back in is like a shell of himself. It doesn't want to be there and doesn't get along with his teammates either. Way it's a shit show what you don't want as what we saw last year would james harden and where he's comes out of he comes to to your camp after he told you all summer i would like to. I don't wanna be here after he told you and you brought him back to camp and he came back overweight. You saw the memes and things like that. He's just passes the people's feet he's not even shrimping correct and he's making his team as pissed at him. You don't want that to happen. Because they're in a totally different situation than the rockets where the sixers and totally different situation. The rockets where last year and that they are trying to compete for a title to derived dot habits there no window right now and you don't want that to seep into the locker room and let's be real man. All these feelings are valid right. When you about ben simmons wanting to be traded of course he wants to be traded dog. You'd fucking said that he's not he didn't even say that you said basically that he couldn't win with you with him on the roster you said that along the fact after a playoff game in which he missed those free throws it was not clutch down the stretch of time when he needed his team to have his back. They did not so okay. it's untended wash. should it be here. You see it from the sixers vantage point. Y'all man. how many times are you going to not be clutch in a postseason series and come up short. How many times you're gonna do that from the sixers vantage point. And then you see it from joel. Embiid point where yo if there's honesty all the time it's from joel. Embiid he said all. This is borderline Kinda disrespectful was his works. He was like y'all man we actually made the roster in your eyes to fit a longer. You're in your game. Play and ben simmons we made a roster to where we got shooters we got players that can play alongside you and it still didn't work..
"james wiseman" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Golden state's a lot like that. When i played i was in a lot of different types of camps jerry sloan's camps. Were two hours in the morning. Physical like banging almost fighter advocate. Yeah like fighting and then you go back to the hotel you grab you grab a lunch. You take a nap. And then you're back in the gym for two and a half hours at night. Where you're scrimmage and get up and down and you did that for seven days so like you'd leave there and you'd be. You're mostly injured because of the. You know the grueling nature of the practice larry brown's or a little bit like that and then they were in other camps. You know obviously. Mike dantonio we go to university arizona. And don don nelson's camps were were like that and so i always felt like the more laid back we get to work while we're on the court we work hard but once off the court like your body's are at a point where you can still go out and have dinner together and hang out and maybe do some team building type of things. I felt those camps where the more productive camps at the end of the year. I think From what i see from the warriors camp. In what. I've known about steve and he runs it Steve kerr and how he runs. It is a lot of hard work at the end of practice. Which means like post practice stuff you see on the far for court really getting his represent really just like i'm gonna go hard on every rep for my post practice shooting drills right because you're and then you see clay going really hard on his post practice because while the practices are necessarily they're not miami heat level they'll get their scrimmages in and things like that but that might be that might be the hardest thing because this veteran led group right. There you got no steph is in. His thirties strays in his thirties. You can't really run these guys that hard as as and get andre iguodala. Who's like in his eighteen thousand nine season. You can't really run these guys but they are getting their work. And so that's when. I think that's why you see wise men and you see dre or you see wiseman. Abc klay going really hard and wisenberg just so hard of stuff because this is where he proves himself right and this is where he thinks he's going to make a mark whereas like no. We've seen the stuff that you can do. You don't have to be the fitness product version of yourself just yet. You've got to be a contributor right now. Who says guy on that staff. Everybody has a guy especially young players. They have a guy they got the coach working with with wiseman he's an addition from He's an assistant coach in a serbian league and helped coached Nicola yokich okay. And so they're tasking him with trying to get a more european game. Because steve kerr said that european bigs are just way more developed than american. Big is going out so he wants to wants to a european coach to work with wise men in a his skill set. I like the thought process there So you talk about. James wiseman i asked about whether he was going to be ready or not. You talk about how we got to a point where you gotta channel that right where you know. Take to one side. It's great taken to the side. It's not great like we need to be right in the middle pure so most teams and you know this specially if young players as you become an older player. You're cool with every coach. Most of them right there you guys. But when you're young you usually have a guy that looks out for you. It takes you under under their wing. I would imagine jaren. Was that guy for james sullivan collins. Jared college right great teammate. Great coach great family So it's going to be interesting to see if this if this coach like being new and all to the nba. Maybe they're even being some sort of a language barrier. I don't know if he can be that. Because that's as important as the court stuff i mean i had you know my and i can only really talk from my experiences so when i was in philly you know i was. I was young. I was kinda lost. I mean i was drifting mike woodson remember. He became coach like coached the knicks and the hawks like mike woodson. What he was my guy what oh played me one. Oh one every day would oh like taught me robes gave me suits like really looked out for me. Talk to me about you. Know what it was was to be a pro. Just you know real shaping conversations that help keep me grounded. Really talk help. Keep me out of the stupid shit that you could easily fall into. And i'm not saying. I didn't still fall into some bite. That's important just to keep your head about you right like just to keep keep in your ear when things are going. Great head coaches. Don't always have time for steve. Kerr had a time for staff might not have time for james. I can't i don't know but yup. Yeah no you're right. You're right and people don't i think we especially over the last few years we have. I think in a lot of ways made these players numbers you know when you talk about what says whatever p. r. whatever is ram. I don't know what everything we've made these players by large numbers. And i think that we've kind of lost sight of the fact sometimes that. Hey man these people are people and the reason why the numbers would be lagging is because something on the mental side right and then we're starting to see your what you say is very valid because l. man when you're nineteen twenty years old you're stay on the west coast. I think i think wise mom lives with him. But i think but if you're a world away from nashville where you're from your in this new place you gotta have a community around you and yeah. The on court stuff is cool but you gotta have somebody that's like you. If i have a bad game he's gonna tell me like you know you're good you're all right you're you made you fucked appear but these are the things you can improve. These are the things i see in you. I'm sorry if you need that. And i for wise. I hope he gets that you know because it seems like You know that might be something. That a lot of the other rookies that we reference got right. We talk about lamelo ball. Talk about anthony edwards. And i'm not saying that james. I get that but you know it's just it's easier to do that when you're in another situation where like oh. It's not that many expectations. It's not that it's not. You're not trying to strive for title. You know and i hope that so. Yeah no there. That's a really good point. The level of responsibility on james wiseman and this is gonna sound counterintuitive. Because you're gonna say well. Anthony hours in lamelo have to do so much scoring and all of that. Yes they do but they're not winning anything you have a responsibility for james wiseman like that team is in championship mode. And you're playing with hall of famers and so while not ask to do maybe as much in terms of what shows up on a statute every night. There is a huge responsibility in amount of pressure on you to get that right. I've been that dude looking looking looking over it Alan iverson into combat matombo lake. I'm really trying man. I don't know i'm yeah. I hope this is good enough. Like that's a lot of pressure. I'm only going to shoot it once or twice but you know i got a lot of other things. I gotta get right. And if i don't i don't want to be the reason that's a whole 'nother level oppression now. It's funny because i felt that way even personally they'd come into the ring. You know where you're like. Yo i'm young. This is somewhere. I've always wanted to be tam like. Oh i got a host a pot. I gotta write these things. I gotta figure it out. I don't really like you. Don't you don't know until you know and this is where you want to be But why's minutes. It's it is interesting because he's a guy that likes l..
"james wiseman" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Now the the one thing that i can't put my finger on it you might have a better feel for it than i do is what james wiseman looks like right now like why. Where is he his evolution to being a contributor on a championship level team. Do you have to be not a world less than i do. have some. I do have some insight but go ahead. yeah. And i'm saying not not not a hall of famer not not reaching his potential as a as a high pick like that. I'm just talking about. Can he be a solid contributor that you can count on in a championship run. And if those things align i would not cal golden state. They wouldn't be a favorite of mine. But i would put them in the mix to be. You don't wanna see them. I promise you that yeah. I don't know where wiseman is right now in terms of how he can contribute to a team right now because he hasn't played any games right. Well what i will say is. I talked to him This summer for story. I'm doing. It's gonna come on a couple of weeks now beyond a albion on the lookout for that It so i Saga to him and like you really see that he wants this bro. Like he really wants this This season workout. He really was. You could tell that. He was kind of affected by Last year with the injuries with Can call covert and then also other rookies playing better than he did right. You know the the anthony edwards of the world the lamelo balls of the world who got a lot of acclaim after their first year. And they're already writing this dude off. And so i saw that i listen. I heard that on a we had a phone call about the about a month ago and then Also seen him up close at practice even like the post practice stuff where he's taking every drove very seriously in the way that like sometimes you just want to tell him to relax like if you miss a shot. It's not the end of the world right but there's a lot If he misses his shot thuc right or something. Like that. or things. Like that to where you're saying you know he wants this. You just want to tell them just to settle down and just let the game come to you. But he's like yo man. I needed this year. And so there's a lot of fire under james wise but you could see. I just want i. Just if i was a coach. I want him to channel. Okay yeah it's okay. You got this relaxed. Yeah because i was gonna say you got to harness. That could be that. That's that's a dangerous area. I've lived in that area where there's so much riding on it in your mind that when it goes well it's great and if you will and if it goes bad you've just built up so much unneeded pressure like yeah that that it really is counterproductive. So but i think. Steve kerr is great For that in their style. And i want to go back to something because you talked about nash. Those guys just real quick mention inside the type of camp that it looked like like you said they looked like it was all vibes..
"james wiseman" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Popping real ones. Logan murdoch here with raja raja. You got yellow sweater on. You seem like you're happy. Screen on screen dude. Get your get your like controversy yellow. it's fucking greenman screen. I'm sorry that's great was that is that the is that an ode to your one game with the warriors plan in boston. Is that what it is is that is that what we're doing this week or is it just because it's fallen florida right now. What's what's going. What's what's the vibe renounce sp. Because after i had my coffee and i walked into my closet. It was the first thing i saw. Someone got thrown on real quick. That's what it is. That's the thought that when they're this you know it's crazy is like you know. Obviously me and you are. There's a difference in age that right. There's definitely a difference in age difference in late in life experience. But i would like to tell you that. I'm getting to the age now where i'm like that with sweater. Is it washed right. Does it it really matter if it goes with the visit. Wash right now. Is it the first thing i see. Is it borderline cool enough to look be outside. Will you be cool. Going outside with borderline acceptable. That's all it is. I don't care if there's rips in is borderline acceptable to go outside. And if that's the case that i'm gonna wear fascinating Because i was i i mean my vanity level At your age was off the charts. I mean you know shit had to be pristine bro like we were spending too much time worrying about where the wrinkle edge was and if it went with this and i don't know at what point life kind of passed me by and i just woke up one morning and i was like yeah. Just give me that bro. I just give me that. These flip-flops have ashi holes. On my. I got basketball player. Feet where like just beat up beyond belief. I don't give a shit. Like i'm in the grocery store with the toes out. I don't know when that happened. I would have never done that ten years ago. Wouldn't but it's just what it is. I got the. I got the football where it bro- broke football player wearing a size too small feet. You know what i'm talking about. I have that. But i don't care you know what what is good with that crocs. Just wear crocs bro. I just wear those around that you have. You ever gotten a crock wait. I can't do crocs i'm straight. i'm straight old school like chocolate. I can't do the crock seeing. I'll it's crazy. 'cause it's like we're in the same by which is different parts of the country like i'm in california where it's kind of acceptable and things like that little new age thing but you also are in the florida where it's like. Yo bro we're gonna wear we're gonna wear are not even slide. Was what the toe with the one within the void lobster. Exactly flip flops all day. That's what doing right now. Flip times out no matter what my young bucks are in the crock though they find themselves so they're had an interest in age because they went.
"james wiseman" Discussed on Paul Hickey's Data Driven Daily Tips
"That has a has a healthy curry healthy thomson and help degree. I think they'll figure out a way to do that. Steve cursor pretty smart guy and those three are are are hall of famers so bring him in if you can get him low. Why not what are you. What price are you getting. Rick james wiseman rookie autographs under fifty bucks. He's in he's in my budget. He's budget and if he's in a jitney placing golden state. Where the hell. Right i mean. Some of them are under twenty five bucks but then go get those. You're looking. You're you're looking at anthony edwards and lamelo ball number one and then number three picks going for you know you can't get their rookie autographs for anything less than five hundred thousand dollars so you get the second overall pick in the draft on a better team with arguably a better chance of winning definitely than the timber. Wolves think. the hornets are good. But i think the wiseman the hobby doesn't love big men as much as they love guards. But i think james wiseman has a lot of room to dazzle and get some hyper. You gotta get a little bit if you've got some dazzle as a big man. You have a fighting chance. I mean the the nba loves guards loves wings But the question's gonna be can. They fit him in for more than just a role player..
5-Star Recruit Emoni Bates Commits to Memphis Tigers
"Imani bates consensus top-five prospect. In the class of two thousand twenty one. The most heralded uncommitted prospect in the country is no longer uncommitted. He has announced a commitment to the university of memphis which means penny hardaway is now going to enroll the number one recruiting class in the country for the second time in a three year span in two thousand nine hundred nine. That class was headlined by james wiseman and precious a two of this class headline by ahmadi bates. And jalen darren cow. You had written about the amani situation earlier in the week and predicted like most other debates would woodland at memphis so no surprise but we did take a twisted path to get here for people who might be unfamiliar. It was reported by travis brand at twenty four seven sports yesterday on tuesday. That amount would be announcing a commitment on wednesday then debates father elgin baits. He woke up on wednesday morning and he was big mad at somebody leaked something. He was furious and suggested that the announcement would no longer happened instead. We'd be doing this on friday night. Which is fine with me. I got nothing else to do. So i was planning on friday night then at some point on wednesday afternoon a bates name showed up on the university of memphis white pages directory which suggested he was already enrolled at the university of memphis so we had this weird situation where a prospect who had not yet publicly committed to a school was theoretically already enrolled in a school at that point. I imagine they just decided. Let's go on and do this thing so money. Bates jumped on instagram. A little before six o'clock central and announced he will join his former teammate. Jalen dern at the university of memphis for those wondering. I have pushed the tigers into the top ten of the top twenty five in one. I've got him seven to be specific
Warriors Reject Sixers’ Steep Asking Price for Ben Simmons
"Sixers are asking the Warriors per keep pumping, who covers the sixties for The Philadelphia Inquirer for Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, the seventh pick in tonight's draft, the 14th pick in tonight's draft. And to future first round picks. So four first round picks. Wiggins and Wiseman. Basically That's six first round picks if you think about it. 7 14 to future. Wiggins was an early first round pick, and James Wiseman was just the second pick in the draft. So if you want to say, because Wiggins played in the league for a little bit hit, and he's kind of been underwhelming. Wise, but at least they're still has that potential. Even after his first season, it's basically Wiggins And five first round picks for Ben Simmons. If I'm the Golden State warriors. I'm glad they said no. And I don't think that price is going to be met for Ben Simmons.
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"On the boat. Me reserve don't on their thing, but I'm teaching the ropes. It was like to be a straight, captain. Baby. It's nice out here you say rocks. Don't even know what Uh, James Wiseman is not going anywhere. He has clay Thompson boat stamp of approval. So, um, yeah. Summer's out, boats out Klay Thompson James what he was driving the boat. Clay was Uh and James was sitting in the back, like in a corner. Just minding himself, watching the phone, checking out social media. Listen to can be our, um Yeah, thanks. So you don't know one thing, Clay and again, Janie McCauley from the AP got clay to get into the bay and swim. He's become an avid swimmer, and we were worried about clay because it really seemed like he has other interests, obviously, But besides Rocco and shooting the basketball How is he going to handle these two terrible injuries consecutively in Achilles follow after you've had attorney CL Dear Lord. We're worried about him getting depressed and that one night when they opened fans back up chase, and he broke down and cried. But he is he's figuring out a way to still live as best life. Even though he's been I've been taken away. His best friend has been taken away and that his ability to play basketball, but he's gotten out and about his playing chess. He's doing other things. Jane has turned him on to getting into the Bay. Now he's got a boat and he's bringing the rook out there with him. So Place figuring out a way to get through this, but I think he's going to be ultimately happy. Come fall sometime next year, Carlos when you can actually get back out and play basketball, But in the meantime, He's having a hell of a lot of fun. Yeah, he has Belgium. One Italy to Greg is nervous ish. I think, 30 more minutes to go. We'll see what happens. We'll take a short break. When we return. We'll talk about more about that Kettle for Warner interview. I want to talk to you about One of the biggest rivalries Greg in sports history. As we go into Fourth of July weekend, and that is Chestnut Kobayashi. No. Now, Kobe? Yeah, She's ducking him for years. You think so? That is a what is a rival? Sure we have to have do we have George Shea on this? Uh I actually watched that 30 for 30 last night getting ready for the All Star started. So did I dialed again, And that's uh Yeah, that's not exactly completely factual, according to George say, But any event we do love Jaws, chestnut. Joey. Jaws Chestnut San Jose's own greatest winner, even better than William Felton. Russell is the greatest Bay Area winner of all time. All right, so let's take a short break. Um, don't go anywhere This is can be are one of 45 and succeeded the sports leader. Did you know you can listen to Papa in London? Your Google home. Smart speaker. Just say play K NPR. This traffic is sponsored by Prime Mail Medical leave a more satisfying life called Prime Mail. Medical. Now get a first visit PSA Test testosterone test ultrasound at a year of follow up visits for just $99 call 4157614037 prime mail medical dot com. From the Children. Auto body Traffic deaths Dublin Grade. He's found 5 80 of Eden Canyon Road. There's some kind of debris burning and the number two lane I know that's what it says might be a cardboard box. Fire crews are on the way. In any case, the exodus has begun. He's found 80, already heavy from the car, Kenya's Bridge to Tennessee Street and nearby northbound 6 80 slow and stretches from March View Road to the Cordelia Junction. Highway 24 already stacked up from Children's hospital to the Caldecott 13 gummed up at at Montclair, three months out beyond 6 80 at Scott Creek Road Vehicle ran off the roadway into a fence in a ditch. It's waiting a tow truck South face out about one. Oh, one that's crowded from Bailey Avenue into Morgan Hill heading out of San Francisco, one of one slow from Cesar Chavez. He's found 80 and the lower deck to the Bay Bridge. This report is sponsored by Juniper Networks. Companies from eight to zoom run on juniper Networks with the ability to handle all that video traffic from.
Why USC's Evan Mobley Is the Best Big in the 2021 Draft
"For the next two months in advance of the two thousand twenty one nba draft that is scheduled for july twenty nine. We're going to be dedicating an episode of beyond college basketball. Podcast to notable prospect. Same way we did in advance of last year's nba draft. We started this series last week with a twenty two minute profile of kate cunningham. If you missed it and you're interested don't find it today. We will turn our attention to another prospect who seems like lot to go in the top five of the two thousand twenty one nba draft. His name is evan mobile. he's a seven foot center. Who averaged sixteen point four points. Eight point seven rebounds. Two point nine blocks in two point four assists in thirty three point nine minutes per game in his one season at usc shop fifty seven point eight percent from the field. He was the pac twelve player of the year freshman of the year and pac twelve defensive player of the year. He was a consensus second team. All american who led usc to the elite eight of the ncaa tournament. Most mock drafts have him second or third in this. Two thousand twenty one. nba draft. So let's start with this dead leg. Is evan mobely to you clearly. Unquestionably the best big in this rat. Yes i think. That is unquestionable. We agree. I mean at this point. How about this. How about this for a quick complica- compare him to a recent big one. He played against and was good against james wiseman to me mobilize more versatile player with the higher upside and a year ago in a weaker draft. Class what's interesting is wise men went second moby might wind up going second or third we mentioned in the previous partly sided. I don't think he's going to go. I in this draft because of centers. And how they're viewed and how their role is changing By the year but it is interesting like if you put mobile wiseman even knowing what wise. Men's out like a year ago i would have said the same thing i think i would still take mobely over wise men coming out of college and we agree on the sofa. If we agree there yes mobis got to be the best big available in this
Warriors rookie James Wiseman to undergo MRI on knee after leaving game vs. Rockets
"The warriors dig a two by four to the rockets one. Twenty five to one zero nine steph curry scoring twenty three of his thirty eight points in the third quarter and espn is reporting that warriors. Big man james wiseman is do an mri on his right knee after landing on it in this game
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Walks over and goes. What do you call you? Go. What? What do you call you? Said Dustin. He goes what? He told you that. That's what name he goes. Is that right? Yeah, bro. I played 1600 games with you. I call them They've actually said it 5000 times now. Batting number 15, Dustin Roy and he goes. I thought it was doing Oh, not bad. Not bad. Enjoy working the room. That's I'm saying Pretty good. Nice work. Yeah. Good story. All right. Well, that will call it for the cooler of content because we got a little quick dose. Polly get doses in two years. I'm not going to go through a Tuesday morning without dose. And I'll tell you that right? He's ready for warriors Celtics tonight. Now. Okay on. No, Marcus. Smart. No. Peyton Pritchard for the Celtics know James Wiseman for the Celtics, By the way, a little bit for the war years previous to the dose. I just gotta say Murphy's You would call what he called the late kill or what is he? A. The weird killer were killed. I got a weird, silent kill. Yeah. Silent Kill were killed the late kill whatever it is. Yesterday afternoon, just walking around my house laughing to look at that. Everybody thinks I'm insane. I was laughing because I kept thinking about Du Lake of up in the seats. The disgrace. It's a chase is something about that. I don't know the disgrace of chase crazy like above the seats. I don't know There's something about Lucifer that when the Pistons come back, we got way We've got customers in distress. I'm on my way like Yeah, So they said, malice that the palace is coming to chase and the chasers. We said, we gotta build it somehow. So right now that the Pistons and the Warriors Like a blood feud may set the chase, right. Keyshawn Johnson's going to join us and daily dose of dubs going to join us and Leandro Barbosa. All coming up on candy are one of 45 and six. Anything sports played 1600 games with you. They actually.
2021 NBA Draft Big Board
"Time to do some updates on the big board and like i said before these big boards are based off a consensus at the end of the day between nba scouts. General managers. that. I'm talking to right now about where they have. These guys ranked them not ranking them. According to team needs this is not a mock draft and for the most part those nba scouts and general managers win the day. If i disagree with them but everybody has a guy higher than me then. He goes higher If there's a tie sometimes then you know. I may come in and put my finger on the scales but what i'm trying to do here is report. What i think is the general consensus from nba teams. And i want to start with the top five because these top five right now. I will do my tears column towards the end of the draft right before the draft happens usually about a week or two before the draft. But if i were to do it today i would say that. There's as many as five guys who are looking like tier one guys if you remember from last draft when i did my tears column. I personally didn't have any guys in tier one talking to nba teams and be scouts. While there was guys that got votes for tier one. Like lamelo ball. Anthony edwards james wiseman ultimately none of them got the fifty percent threshold to move into tier one. If i if i were betting man right now and for that particular survey to a pretty wide swath of nba teams and general managers and scouts. I'm thinking that there might be as many as five tier one prospects in this draft right now. So we'll start at the top. He was number one a big board. One point oh he stays number one here in big bore two point okayed cunningham. The point forward freshman out of oklahoma state. Who who's been really everything that he was advertised to be as the one of the most complete players in the draft who plays one of the most important positions in the draft wing. He's averaging eighteen points a game six rebounds a game nearly four assists the game one and a half steals a game. He shooting thirty nine percent from three. Which i think was definitely one of the swing skills for kate cunningham. That teams had coming in. How well of an outside shooter is he going to be and so far. The numbers look really good on that end. If there's an issue with kate cunningham right now and i think it's an interesting one. It's that he has not been a particularly careful with the ball. He's averaging three and a half turnovers a game which is which is pretty high and he has a lot in this oklahoma state offense. They rely heavily on him which means at times. He's forcing things. But that's the one red flag. If i'm looking at you know just sort of overall the numbers and what's going on where the red flag might be. It's that again. Three point five turnovers jumps to about three point eight in this per thirty six. And that's the one that i would that i would be careful about watching because his reputation coming in was that this is one of the steadiest playmakers that you're going to find his ability to see the game to be afford leader very high and that assist to turnover ratio is really the only major war that i can really see on statistical profile right now and again. I think you have to caveat that some by the fact that you look at the team that he's playing on and how teams can really game plan for him every night that there are reasons why i think that cunningham might not have the highest assist to turnover ratio at least one that we would expect.
Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory
"Team in the embassy East played the tide team in the embassy's west, and this one goes to the East. The Sixers they beat, the Lakers won 7 to 1 of six. Tobias Harris nailed a jumper with three seconds to go. Was to go ahead bucket and the game winner James Wiseman scores 25 for the Warriors. They beat the T wolves. 1 23 1 11 jazz make it 10 straight wins one without Donovan Mitchell. He was in the concussion protocol where they beat the Mavs won 16 to 104 Chris Paul had 32 Against his former team and a lost thunder beat the Suns 102 97 the Celtics lose at San Antonio Spurs win it. 1 10 106 Pelicans. 1 24 Wizards one of six Bradley Beal 47 points. And another wizards lost bucks beat the Raptors 1 15 to 1 away. Nuggets make it five straight wins. One on 9 82 over the slumping heat. Kings beat the magic 1 21 to 107 paces once 16 horn. It's one of those 60 Montu Sabonis had a triple double in that game cast. 1 22 Pistons, one of seven And the Nets won their third to row overtime win over the Hawks. 1 32 to 1 28.
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"County has lifted its stayed home shelter in place. And that means the Sharks could be back Skating s AP Center Maybe next week, maybe next week. They do skate tonight. By the way, your your your ship was a shark, so they're three and three to number two sports story is what happened before the Warriors game last night, And that was the change. And they're starting lineup. That's right. Everybody had been agitating because they're starting lineup had one of the worst plus minus is in all of the MBA. We're down 14 Nothing to the Jazz on Saturday night, And the question was deity a bench. Kelly you bray and put in Damian Lee. Steve Kerr is like, Well, I'm going to make a move. But not the one you're thinking of. He goes to James Wiseman and says, Hey, kid, take a seat. I'm gonna put in coven loony. I want to play better D. Now There's a lot of concern about Wiseman's development. Why would you cut his minutes when he needs to become more experience in the MBA? But here's Steve Kerr, explaining it. He just seems to make Make the group home when he's out there. That's why he played so many important minutes for us over the years, you know, in deep into playoff runs, and it's why I wanted to start him tonight just to Get it, get some direction and some continuity defensively to start the game to help us get off to a better start. And he did that. And then I thought James really did a good job, you know, coming in and his minutes and providing energy and, you know, doing what he does. Terms of Scoring, rebounding, just just finding ways to use his athleticism. I look at it, as has learning experience, and it's not nothing bad. It always just loosen the fact that like to try and figure out the rotations and stuff, but Everything is coming together and almost definitely learning over there more so it's really helpful from our development for your for my development as a basketball player, But as a person, I'm not really worried about that. Because I mean, once I get in the game, I could barely impacted. So I just productive minutes as much as possible. Okay, so that's James Wisemen before Kurt was talking about loony, of course, is the veteran Here's the question. So the previous three games San Antonio Knick game jazz game Wiseman played 25 25 25 minutes last night. He only played 16. Right. So legit question is, if this guy is the future, and you're not one in the NBA championship this year, don't you want to give him as much.
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Was abolished 100 and 57 years ago, the South we moons that they're rate the racism exists and a double standard exists. And so when Andrew Wiggins said last night that You know if everybody had black people invite people coming in that building like that they had been shot before they got there. No, you like to think that's not true. But history tells us what and you may be honest up in here, and that's a scary thought is that not much has two rooms. And all the talk all the rhetoric about uniting about coming together. Yes, There are great people who are meeting toward the platform. But there are still a lot of resistance and you saw it yesterday. Well, said money pool is joining us. So we're talking about obviously the reactions from the Warriors players of what was going on in our country. Yesterday and continues to happen. I know Steve was asked this after the game, and it's hard and you know now with zoom and everything, you can't congregate and talk about it, But do you think it was difficult on the players? I mean, I think just both teams played good defense, but so I don't know if that was a part of the whole thing. And then we were talking earlier when he started to show it's really hard to focus. I mean, I felt Almost guilty watching that game last night. We have a show to do We do it every day. You have a job to do, so you have to watch it, but it's hard focusing on something like this. And I know that we were through. All of this had happened in 2020. We know that fans and listeners and your readers and so forth and viewers They need to release. There's no question about it. But there are times in our country. You have to stop and realize that there's something bigger. So do you think was difficult for the players. And was it difficult for you? Um, for me. Um, it wasn't difficult because I knew I was gonna be talking about it, and it would have been difficult to ignore it. And I knew that was not gonna happen. So that's why I felt an obligation to talk about this. And we had in its initial show with tasting and Mike Silver. Well, we were gonna talk about the NFL's hiring practices that that's grabbed. Talked about that for, like, two minutes, you know, because the news of the day was so massive and so seismic that we had to address it. And I knew that going into the office today that know what our show script has changed and we have 27 minutes 26 minutes to go. We didn't spend at least 15 talking about this and then move on to the mayor. Well on then, after the game, I knew that was gonna family discussion with the players and the coaches Because it was just something that we couldn't turn a blind eye to. It felt so small to be asking questions about you know what? How James Wiseman No, We had a one night again for good, but you know, it's like, you know, I mean, that happens and, you know, talk about it, but it's not the news of the day. It's not It's not the thing that people are thinking about, and so you have to talk about in the news business. I think you have to try and talk about an address the things that people are talking about him thinking about yesterday. We know what that wa so even hard for guys to focus and concentrate. I think you would agree. Yes, it is, But I think the little black players it's how they live. It's their daily existence. Obviously yesterday with a graphic illustration. Well, I think in many cases, you know, guys, this is the light that they know they lived every day. They want to play out in many ways forms. So like a quick instant last night, this is our lives. This is every day you go out out of the house, know what might happen because of the color of their skin. And so that's why I think some guys you know they play through it because it's not. This is not new to them. This is this is this is how we live, and so Those who feel it. Those who empathize it might have been harder on them. Don't remember doing a show on race with you, Dr. Edwards. Dave Stewart, the right you debts and prominent interviews with people years ago. I don't even think Trump was an office Then I think it was years ago. And I remember a little reaction that I got personally. It's the old line, you know, just stick to sports, and I'm sure people listening to the show right now. We're like, What are they talking about? This just talk about sports. Because this is such a Huge story really in the history of America. We're never going to forget yesterday, and we know what that was motivated by. Since the murder of George Floyd in the race in America show. You've taken the four for this and NBC Sports Bay area, So I'm I'm wondering in your social media interaction with people, friends, just people. Have you gotten? They just stick to sports money, Or is it overwhelming? We can no longer do that. What? What's been the reaction of you as predominantly people know he was a sports columnist. Going out and tackling these thieves racially charged issues. I'm gonna be honest, there's less There are fewer people coming at me with a stick to sports thing, and I used to be I think that's that's an indication of where we've moved as a country. I mean, we all realized that what's happening is going to invade all parts of our society and including sports We'd like to give we ignore. The tragedy is we're dealing with ignore the racing like you just stick to sports, But when things happened that affect your Children. That affect your parents, Your brothers, your sisters, your uncles, your aunts. It's hard to say you know what? We're not gonna look at that. We're just gonna shut that aside and worry about you know who also house he's gonna play next week. You know, it's hard to do that. When you're dealing with baby they issues that affect the lives of people you care about. That affects your life that affect your neighbor's life, so it didn't stick to sports is outdated it. Camille was never too, because there's always been a political element in sports, always always always people who want to recognize it. It's always been that so it's great that we can talk about sports and I enjoy doing that. But we all know that there's issues beyond sports that are bigger than sports. That simply can't turn a blind eye to. I think more people recognized that. And so you know what? Well, yeah, it makes talk just about sports, but man. It's hard to ignore what we're dealing with, in some form. Great stuff. Money, always appreciate the inside like Pop said You're doing a great work. Uh, enjoyed it last night, too. And you guys were talking to Jason and and silver. Really appreciate it. We'll talk again soon. Thank you so much. All right, guys, take care yourself. You too..
Middleton scores 31 as Bucks trounce Warriors 138-99
"The box bounced back from the season opening loss by blowing up the warriors one thirty eight ninety nine Khris Middleton made the most out of his twenty six minutes of playing time pouring in thirty one points on ten of fifteen shooting even you know mom on this and I'll start sometimes not feel like they're great start on no that's not gonna be different percentages were always based off balance on the naga don't work I'm not a lucky shot twenty of thirty seven from three point range with Middleton going six for eight Jasen tentacle both delivered fifteen points and thirteen rebounds in just twenty seven minutes for the box who shot fifty five percent and outscored golden state's seventy two forty three in the second half Steph curry scored nineteen points for the warriors while rookie James Wiseman had eighteen I'm Dave very
What to watch in all five NBA Christmas Day games
"Sick it up to let's go to the nba Who went from the players stating they weren't gonna play till january and the league. Say you're going to play at christmas and the players saying no. We're not start until january the legally. No seriously you're starting on christmas. And they are. They are actually starting on christmas. We have we have games christmas day. Nba we've got five games announced in the nba Maverick's aunt lakers pelicans add heat. Golden state warriors will visit the milwaukee bucks. That's going to play the celtics. So that's a kyrie irving revenge game if you believe in that kind of stuff and then We got the clippers and denver. I believe that's gonna be the last game of the night. But what. I'm looking at his. Luka doncic shaw getting a showcase game against the lakers christmas day. That's going to be a great introduction for the five or six people that watch basketball. That don't know the don't know everything about luca at this point Pelicans and heat like zion williamson a christmas day game. The pelicans played on christmas day last year. It believe the nuggets bite ziad with the injury so Good good opportunity to showcase ion williamson golden statement walkie without clay. How much can steph do with the kid from memphis as james wiseman And not clippers and denver. I mean that's just too great teams from the western conference We'll see what they're gonna do. I mean quite leonard still there. They underachieved last year. They're gonna they're gonna be looking to do a little bit more this year
Wolves take Edwards 1st; Wiseman, Ball go next
"With the first pick in the two thousand and twenty nba draft. The minnesota timberwolves select anthony edwards from the university of georgia. So there is anthony edwards georgia bulldog now. A member of the minnesota timberwolves a lot of talk about the wolves might do. They've got new leadership in the front office coach. Saunders pick they have a lot of holes to fill instead they take edwards will pair him with karl anthony towns. The warriors took james wiseman second. The hornets drafted lamelo ball with the third overall pick but
Anthony Edwards Drafted No. 1 by the Minnesota Timberwolves
"Month away, the MBA finally held his draft Wednesday night with the University of Georgia's Anthony Edwards going first overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Edwards at 6 FT five guard from Atlanta was the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year last season and let all freshmen in the nation averaging 19.1 points a game. Memphis center James Wiseman went second to the Golden State Warriors and low mellow ball went third to the Charlotte Hornets after playing in Lithuania and Australia last season for
Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft
"The wolves open the NBA draft by taking Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards the SEC freshman of the year averaged nineteen point five point two rebounds and two point eight assists in thirty two games for the Bulldogs the warriors chose Memphis center James Wiseman with the second overall selection wise members nineteen point two ten point seven rebounds and three games with the Tigers as a freshman before leaving school to enter the draft point guard LaMelo ball was taken third overall by the Hornets the bulls grant Florida state forward Patrick Williams with a fourth choice and the Cavaliers won with Auburn forward Isaac coro as to fit selection I'm Dave very
Breaking Down Tonights NBA Draft: The Players, The Picks, and Virtual Fashion
"Mike schmidts. Thank you for joining me mandy day that you work towards every single year has finally arrived. Yeah i feel like this is our our super bowl and we've been waiting for this forever. I we thought it was going to be in june. And then maybe october and now here in november so you know i think teams and myself are very excited to get this one of the books. Mike schmidts is an nba draft analyst for espn. And he's been traveling the world scouting nba prospects for nearly a decade. I love the nba. draft personally. I went to the draft at the garden. Growing up in new york as a sad knicks fan and i still love the draft. Which tells you something about my own personal pathologies. The weirdness of this draft mike. You said it. This is going to be held in a way that has never been seen before. It's going to be entirely remote adam. Silver the commissioner. Mark tatum the deputy commissioner. They're going to be reading out. Picks live from espn studios in bristol. Where you are right now. So tell me what it's been like for teams and for players to go through this whole draft process in the midst of a global pandemic. It's been very very challenging for teams and players alike from the team side. They're used to having march madness the nba draft. Combine tournaments like portsmouth invitational. Which is where you see. You know a jimmy butler and some of these seniors pop up. They're able to have their individual workouts one on one workouts team workouts. I really have these guys in their building and this pre-draft process that just simply hasn't been the case so think you have teams kind of relying on a lot of these zoom calls right. We've all been kind of zoom jail more or less for the last few months You know they're relying on film. They're relying on intel and then from the players perspective. I think they just want to finally hear their name called. I mean this is the moment that they've been waiting for their entire lives. And so i feel a lot of these kids just having to have this. Push back and push back in push-back. They've each had very different circumstances. I mean some guys are like in the gym working out with nba players. Every day. some are with you know their brother and their cousin and some empty. Jim just one on getting workout. Since so it's been very strange. I guess the thing. I think of when i think about what might be lost in this iteration of the draft like are they going to be suits mike. Are we gonna get like nba draft fashion. That we've been blessed by in the past. Oh we're getting it it's coming it's coming virtually you're not gonna see that same strut the same level of excitement that we generally get in barklays within walking up on the stage but from everything i've seen out on social media everything i've heard. I think the suit game is still going to be strong. Yeah i just want if one of those guys wanna go retro and bring back like the seventeen but in suit. I just wanna make sure. The camera frame contains all seventeen of those budgets. We're gonna do everything we can to get that done. I hope we really really highlight the fashion. Because that that might steal the night to be honest i want to take a deep dive into the top three players in the draft to start here because the three of them. You've been talking about relentlessly for months. Now lamelo ball. James wiseman anthony edwards. They're all still in play for the number one overall pick which belongs of course to the minnesota timberwolves and i want to start with lamelo because we know as the brother lonzo the son of lavar and he chose to play overseas australia instead of going to the college game but for the uninitiated ear. What is lamelo offered to whichever team does end up selecting him tonight. I think he's the best prospect in the draft. Honestly i think if he played at duke kentucky enter any big name college program and he didn't have some of the questions about kind of the circus that has surrounded him at times in his life. I think he would be the runaway number. One pick in terms of his game. I mean he's a big point guard. Six seven close to six foot. Eight is one of the youngest players in the draft. Who was a late bloomer. So i think people remember him as the young you know twelve year old looking kid bomb and half court shots but he's really grown into his frame as great size has the ball on a string as a ball handler. He's incredibly shifty and smooth and his playmaking is ridiculous. The way he sees the game is really really special.
NBA mock draft: Anthony Edwards or LaMelo Ball as top pick?
"Minnesota Timberwolves had these third worst record this season but won the lottery last night and we'll select first overall in the upcoming NDA draft. lamelo ball has been consistently ranked in the top three prospects. This year's draft and is now projected to go number one overall in this warnings latest mock draft. So Shannon showed the wolf take. That's the question. SKIP. They moved heaven and earth to get the annual Russell. They have Kat Karl Anthony towns they have Andrew. Wiggins. Mellow. Foot. Compatible with very creative thing is that shot is on off the dogs like his brother Lonzo. Beating, people out the dribbling what's the unknowns they've only seen him for twelve games. Now, he's relatively nineteen years of age I. Think Turns Nineteen Couple Days Tomorrow Okay, yeah? But if you look at it all the top picks, you look Anthony Edwards, he's a guard top top in the when he was player of the year this year I think he's I think he's a three and then James Wiseman. semple. Put One. Nineteen and ten before he was A. Re declared ineligible Yup. Could Lamelo in the Angelo play together? Bass. The question skill that really that's what it comes down to. It's not about Oh, man, he was good. He can do that Kenny play together because you gave up and you have this guy he on Amax Contract Dry d? Rosana mags contract Anthony towns. contract. So Somebody willing to move is somebody will wars the Melo over that? No more big deal with me. So buddy I I would I would move. But if I if I gotta stay there probably I probably would take. I'm taking him I. Don't know what it is about me and these bonkers.
Moussa Cisse is going to Memphis
"See say five star prospect originally in the class two thousand twenty one, but now I'm class. Two Thousand Twenty announced this afternoon that he is committed to the University of Memphis. Pippen Hardaway's Tigers over offers from Georgetown Georgia. Florida State Lsu and Kentucky for those unfamiliar. I guess you can on some level. Call him a quote local product because he did spend the past year at Lausanne collegiate school, which is seven miles from the Memphis. MEMPHIS campus, but he's not really a local product. He was born in West. Africa moved to New York, in two thousand, fifteen played at Saint Benedict's prep in New Jersey played at Christ King in New York, then relocated a Memphis, the plate laws and this past season led the links to a state title, one Mr Basketball and the state of Tennessee average eighteen point, four points, fifteen point, three rebounds, and a ridiculous nine point two blocks per game, and now we have college basketball season. He says he'll play for the Memphis Tigers. norlander break it down. What do you make a penny? Hardaway lending a five star center in two straight recruiting classes last time. It was James Wiseman this time Mussa. Break it down Oh. Yeah, here's what I got a question for you I. Mean Here's here's was Gary Perez? Is tweet on Wednesday afternoon breaking all caps course. This was an all caps breaking the way I don't i. You know what expected to go to Memphis. I. Don't know if all caps was warranted there. Can you take me inside the thought process versus not in a? Regular grammar versus going all caps in that moment, please. Young Mussa say follows exactly ten people on twitter. I am one of them, and so I wanted to make sure he he saw how much emphasis I put on his commitment. How do I just know that two four six years from now if and when Lucy say is? Able to earn a consistent NBA paycheck, and perhaps it's even a player of of importance in the NBA. Gary Parrish will never ever ever forget or forget to remind people that there was one point in time and Mussa CCA followed ten people on twitter. And he was one of them. I honestly don't even understand it. Because like he used to follow a lot of people on twitter, I noticed and. One of them was not me, and then suddenly he cut almost everybody, but added me I don't really even know the connection there, but. I want I knew he'd see the tweet. And once I knew each the tweet I wanted to I wanted him to experience in all. Caps tweet obviously as as faithful podcast, listeners will know. Also one Moussa, see say. was tutored by your own son so I think. That might also be an influence. Parish working behind the scenes to get it done for Memphis. You've gotta admire actually ironically enough this happening in a week where parish is not on his local radio show. The conspiracy only strengthens. Okay, so here's what here's my question for you. you say the six eleven likely one and done talent averaged. Eighteen point four points, fifteen point, three rebounds and nine point two blocks last season pick memphis over Georgetown. Tom Kriens Georgia bulldogs Kentucky and Lsu. My question is. Who the hell is this guy planning? Nine point two blocks a game what? I have not I have. It's private school basketball in the state of Tennessee so? Took it over people who look like my oldest son in some cases like the blogging. What after another like I don't know I never been to a laws and basketball game and I've never even actually met. Say although it is true, my son and Mussa. Were classmates in my son to tutor him in in certain classes I. I don't even know if say knows that. My son is his classmate. He might, but I don't know that I've never I've never even had a real conversation about Mussa with my son. Other than so, what kind of young man is he and was like really nice? Really Really Nice guy like you know doesn't walk around like some big time. Basketball player I the only other times. I would talk to myself about Moses. Like Hey, did you see that dunk? That was on instagram last night or something like that? Because like fans are crazy, and at one point, the two schools involved in the Memphis in. RECRUITMENT MOST HEAVILY WE'RE MEMPHIS IN KENTUCKY and I'm like it doesn't matter what happens I. will somebody connected to one of those fan? Bases will blame me for it if HE GOES TO MEMPHIS, Kentucky fans it'd be because I pushed into Memphis somehow through my son, and if he goes to Kentucky Memphis fans, it'd be like see parish eight says all the modern salads like I'm not even getting involved. The only time my son had ever been asked about Mussa as recruitment. That I witnessed was one of my friends recently asked him when they were over at the house, and my son's answer was he always talked about? Georgetown but I don't think he's going to go to Georgetown and that was the extent of it. So he was right. Maybe my son's got a future and being a recruiting analyst, right?
Is Duke Done? A Season of NCAA Basketball Surprises
"Myron. I think the last time we spoke. I was at Cameron Indoor Stadium asking You what you thought about Zion Williamson. That was the last time and now Zion's gone and things haven't been as good for college basketball since he left. Myron Medcalf is a senior college basketball reporter for ESPN. Men's college basketball has been having a pretty weird season. Can you explain to us sort of the state of things and why some of the usually omnipresent contenders your dukes your? Unc's Kentucky aren't even in the top five while it's a meeting in a year like this anybody who tells you that they know exactly what's going to happen in March. They're lying because there was no one no expert. That understands kind of what's happened so far. It's just been a wild year but I think you can look at some of the things that transpired Really at the start of the season. I think the James Wiseman suspension by the answer. Aa For twelve games after being ruled ineligible. You have a Memphis team that I think had a chance to be much better if he sticks around. Lamelo ball who if he follows the traditional track and goes to a UCLA USC that changes the spotlight on those programs as well But instead you have a lot of the blue blood teams that don't have the lottery level talent that they had a year ago. Duke is still a top ten level team but they don't have anyone close To a Zaylon you'd have a team like Gonzaga that had to lottery picks last year. They got some good players. Nothing like that so the the powerhouse teams are just really good team which has closed the gap so now a San Diego State with the Malachi Flint and against double team Malachi for three huge three by malachite lend. That's a really good team. Competing for number one see the Dayton with an ob top suddenly was one of the best teams in America. And I think it's because you just don't have the same concentration of talent we're accustomed to seeing with your Kentucky's in Dukes. Then you'RE K. Use Marin what is it like covering a season like this where there are really clear favorites and no one seems to have any idea. What's going on this year? You just don't really know who to chase like. You don't know who to say okay. That's the team to watch. Because they're really good. It just feels like a pretty fragile college basketball scene which is great for the tournament for everything. We didn't have in college basketball this year in terms of no established kind of powerhouse team. I think we're going to see the benefits of it. Come into double A. Tournament. Time when we could have one of the craziest craziest. March madness is we've ever had so. Let's talk about Duke. Quit even when dukes not great? We're still going to talk about Dick. Because it's really interesting. Myron how much struggled on Saturday they lost to Virginia Virginia wins. That look the three point line. Just couldn't connect before that game. They were ranked seventh. But I imagine they could go down even further now right. Yeah I mean this is a team that I think will will fall in the rankings. Duke has run into some teams who put on their Superman capes in the last couple of games. And that's change things you have. Nc State which made sixty one percent of its threes and that loss A week ago wake forest mixed fifty four percent of its threes. These things those teams had done before they phase Duke and Virginia really as just a team on the rise So I think duke got caught in kind of a weird gauntlet there but trae Jones has been sort of their closer whereas a year ago you could go to RJ bear. You could go to Cam Reddish you could go on. And now they're a bit more one dimensional They're much closer to what you see. Maybe in a typical season where they're right there with Louisville and Florida state and Virginia and the other teams at the top of the ACC. But they don't have a guy who's GonNa carry them to the top of the League and just help them separate. That's just not enough talent in college basketball for really any team to do that. But especially in the league like the Agency. So you're in Kansas right now in Kansas. The number one team. You were there to watch them. Play Kansas State and it was a right because these two teams Fighting literally fighting back in January Shit and now the benches inc just unnecessary. That's not good. This is Paul. This is bad this is but on Saturday night myron. They shook hands before the tip off in. Kansas came away with the victory. What did you make of the number team in their performance? Well I I'm just glad nobody fought again because that that would have been bad Glad to have that moment before the game I will say. I've never been to a regular basketball game outside of the NCAA tournament that had as much security as that game. Had I mean they were everywhere about? I'm glad there was an incident. I I think Kansas is sort of the perfect team in a year like this. Do they have a lottery pick? No but they've got this really balanced group of guys who are pretty good offensively. They've been pretty efficient team and they got two guys who win they're together. They're hard to stop. It's Dotson In Gaza Buki who when they're on the floor together. Kansas made about sixty percent of his shots inside the art. Their opponents have made about forty one percent of their shots inside the three point line. That's the story right there when those two guys are together. Kansas is certainly the best team in America. But you also look at them and go. Are they one bad night from Abu? Koa from struggling. He was hurt part of the game on Saturday against the bad Kansas state team boss feeds it in bounced past as a group. Six to shoot you back down spits travels this is the shot ultimately but he rolled his ankle. Oh this is good has approved. He is clutching his right foot so Kansas is good. But like a lot of teams there. One bad moment badge stretch away from being right there with everybody else. Well now. It seems like Kansas is going to run away with the big twelve after Baylor who was ranked number two going into the weekend got upset by. Tcu How bad was this for Baylor? It's always interesting right. Like Baylor won every game but one for like two months straight and now all of a sudden last week I think a lot of people are panicking and that happens to a team. Like Baylor which doesn't have the brand recognition of Duke or Kentucky or a Kansas. So in hard times. I think we may be overemphasized Some of their struggles. I think you obviously don't want to continue losing and losing to a team like Tcu is not good For them but this is a team that again played a tissue team that did things that they haven't done in the past made forty five percent of the threes on Saturday against Baylor. They made thirty three percent of their shots from three point. Line before that so that can be more of an anomaly. I think Baylor overall though is one of the best defensive teams in America made the best defensive team not named Kansas. So that's GONNA keep them in every game that they play well one team. That's right up there with Kansas and Baylor is Gonzaga perennial contenders They did lose to. Byu about a week ago but they're still considered favorites to win the WCTC. How good is this Gonzaga team? I think they're really really good me now like I think they're amazing. I just think this is a year where because everyone has been sort of even you get one loss and all of a sudden. Gonzaga gets the whole. You haven't played anybody. And why are you losing you know in the West Coast Conference and I think that's unfair? Byu was a really good team like Byu's go into selection Sunday with maybe a five or six seed. Maybe even better so. There's nothing wrong with losing a road game in that environment to a good team. They have the number one offense in America a flea Petra. Sav is one of the best young players Indian tire country. We would know what mark few the head coach can do. And they've got two losses all year. I think that is one of the best teams in America and I think will prove it wants double a. Tournament starts so most of the rankings have some combination of Kansas Baylor in Gonzaga in the top. Three we'll see how this weekend changes that but after that myron gets pretty interesting. I'm you've got Dayton San Diego state. Did you see that coming up before the season began out like I wish I could lie and say I did? I wish I could be that dude. It was like yeah. I called San Diego State back in October in Dayton. But I didn't I mean like ob top and a Dayton is suddenly this lottery pig. And I don't think anybody saw that Common Dayton on Friday against Davidson Mia. Think about this number. They may ninety six percent of their shots inside the three point. Line Ninety six percent like I don't care if you're playing a high school junior Varsity Team. That's really difficult to do in Dayton. Did that and not only did they do it. They've been doing it Throughout the season just really inefficient offensive team in San Diego State. A team that lost its first game about a week and a half ago. The they've been role as well in their line of people who will say San Diego State doesn't play the competition that the other top teams have faced in college basketball. That's not true. They beat the. Byu Team that just beacons Aga- they beat Creighton. Which I think is the surprise of college basketball naked win at all by thirty one points and they beat Iowa another solid team another Aa tournament team by ten points so the best teams that were thrown at San Diego State. They won those games now. They did lose the UNLV Week ago but beyond that there have been a really really good team and I think in a year like this again. You're not going to run into a team with two lottery. Picks it feels like they can make Iran as well both San Diego state ending
Speculations increases that Cole Anthony might not play again in college
"So there's growing speculation that Kohl Anthony will not play at North Carolina again. Norrland not sure if you saw it. But here's what our friend and former colleague Sabatini wrote for the athletic earlier this week about Injured lottery picks is co Anthony. lamelo ball in Hampton after spending time in Las Vegas around dozens of NBA people sambo quote the feeling among NBA evaluators. Waiters is that injured guards. Coal Anthony Lamelo ball and RJ. Hampton aren't going to play the rest of the season. It's worth stressing that no final decisions have been made by those players. I and thus it's possible. They will still play scouts and executive. Don't know that Anthony won't suit up again for North Carolina or that Bala Hampton won't play again in the NBA. I'll rather it's. They're working expectation that they're not going to get to see them again. Given their contextual situations the using logic because North Carolina's team around Anthony has struggled with no uh-huh floor spacing and a cluttered lane around him every time he drives into the pain. NBA executives believe that does around. Anthony will stress to him that it's not worth returning that will be especially true if North Carolina loses a lot of games in his absence against a week schedule and this takes itself out of the tournament. Picture norlander do you. I think we've seen coal anthony for the final time in North Carolina uniform. I'll be direct and I'll say no but I had this thought think I expressed only previous podcast if UNC goes on to have significant issues in the ACC and can't even keep its head above water. Call Anthony Projects even with this injury. I won't say universally but a top five pick is completely mm within reality if he does not play again and it would not stunned me. It'd be it'd be a major development element in that you would have in the same season for what I have to believe. Is the first time ever in college. Basketball Ascot Ball to top five level picks in college for eligibility injury. Whatever opting to bail on their college careers to not return and pursue a pro opportunity trinity? which is the which is the? It's like the college bowl. College players sitting out the Bulls taken to to the sixth degree. Basically where it's one thing where if you've been a junior senior in college football you're playing some forgettable bowl on December twenty ninth ninth New Year's Eve or whatever and you're just like I'm Gonna I'm GonNa pack it in here. I'M NOT GONNA chance injury if I think I'm going to be first second or third round pick. It's completely understandable. Aw I would endorse any player that wants to do that. Frankly it's a whole nother level if you are a coal Anthony Type James Wiseman type and you you decide. I'm just GONNA shut it down altogether and simply not returned to competition and GonNa take the stock where I have it right now and hope that my April and May workouts are going to Either steady me or boost me to to a certain spot in the draft so I won't be stunned if it happens. I'm going to say that will not happen. Only because because he's a truly like fierce competitor. I think that he will be better. He'll we'll be back in time to still want to give it a go out that this is GonNa sit well with him having his career kind of sputter out the way that it has. So Oh he's he's nine games deep into a career. I think he'll be back. He'll be playing for Carolina this season and long-term projection is this and we can do a offer. Type flashback if we need to but I'll say that he'll return and one of the most compelling storylines in college basketball when he does return will be if he can be healthy enough and good enough to get an UNC into the tournament. I would lean that way as well. I do think there's two things that would make him less likely to to return or unlikely to return one would be if you just not healthy enough. And if he's not healthy enough. You shouldn't return. That's like you know like this. and He is worth millions of dollars and playing playing at anything. Less than one hundred percent would be foolish. So if he's not healthy enough to return then he won't return shouldn't return anybody trying to criticize him for that would be It'd be misguided criticism the other thing that I think could play a role as you mentioned ballgames for football players. Will you know they don't these football players. They don't sit the College Football playoff. They sit out the cotton bowl and they sit out the Birmingham Bowl and they sit out the liberty bowl but they don't sit out the the games that actually mean something something and so if you want to you know. Make perhaps apples to oranges comparison but still something similar still fruit to fruit I. If coin returns in North Carolina has just lost so much before. He's able to come back that he would be coming back not to try to get North Carolina to the tournament the try to get them to the nit like we're just crystal clear you're not. You're not taking this team to the tournament. At that point. You could go if I'm not playing playing for any. I'm not playing for a trip to the tournament. What am I playing for? Like if you're in Alabama running back and you're playing for a trip to the account coll- to the national championship game. That's worth playing for even if you're a top ten pick if you're just gonNa go to the fiesta. A A different bowl. Anything outside of the College Football playoff. Perhaps that's not worth playing for. I think coli Anthony's approach could be similar if if I can come if if this team is holds it together well enough that I can come back and we can beat Duke twice beat Louisville and go to the tournament. That's worth playing for but but coming back to just play out a schedule that's leading the nowhere because the image to the resume was so significant in my absence that we can't get to the tournament then. I think you could reasonably argue. It's time it's time to just clock out. That's why I think his situation is vastly different than James Wiseman situation. I mean if coal as that he comes back to take North Carolina to the IT. He's just a great talent who played at North Carolina. Like who cares but why has been in theory was set to rejoin the top ten team. And you know if you take memphis to a final four. You're a legend forever in Memphis emphasis. You know they don't have the history of North Carolina or Duke or Kentucky. You any Memphis Fan can can tell you that the starters from all three three final four teams. There's never been a national champion. So you got a chance to go do that. And what is a wide open year to walk away from that I still think is just just just odd and I don't think that he would be walking away from that. So it's why I guess I bought them on it this way. I would understand if North Carolina goes three and five in its next eight games and Co Anthony's cleared to return and he says but you know the numbers are so bad at this point. We're not GONNA be able to get to the incidentally tournament. I'm just going to focus on my pro career. I would understand that a lot a lot a lot more easily than then I can understand James Wiseman walking away when he walked away I would to. UNC seven and five and next four games are at home. The road is after that or pit in Virginia tech I understand. UNC's serious down swell here but I do think that it will be instantly good enough spot. Where provided there there are no further setbacks and you know it's an it's an MC L. It's it's not insignificant by any means? Let's he's gotta get fully healthy here. They're not gonNA put them back on the floor until he is one hundred percent you know. Make the parallel almost to design Williamson. Obviously obviously Except signed Williamson is now being handsomely. Paid and company is not yet I do think the Carolina I'm Projecting Carolina will be still within reach of the tournament by the time he was able to come back. And so that's what will make Make that happen. But we'll wait and see obviously get investments on that story will continue to update up to you talk about it and see where we go from there.
James Wiseman Says He Will Leave Memphis and Enter the N.B.A. Draft
"James Wise leaving Memphis. He never came back after his suspension after that forgave came back court ordered to play or the initial possible eligibility suspension Meena comes. I WanNa ask you big picture. What is the moral of the stores I? Sometimes it feels like we're piling on the way but they make it so easy right because the moral of this story is they might have won that battle but what they really lost the war. I don't know what this is going to mean for. James Wiseman I think he could have benefited from marketing himself. A bit by being out there in March but now he gets to protect his body Eddie and perhaps make some money. I do know that this is a huge l. for the NCWA because in March we're not going to see him we're not going to say RJ Hampton. We're not gonNA see Lamelo Ball. This is undeniably undeniably at Trent Sarahspain. Yeah the moral of the story is not just that the NC Double A.'s. Rules make it so that players decide it's not worth sticking around paying eleven thousand five hundred dollars to play if you've already achieved the eligibility age that you need but that brings me to the major problem which is that that exists in the first place it's the NBA rule that required him. Go Play College basketball. When he wasn't interested in the first place like any other eighteen year old who is qualified? He should have been allowed to go do the job he can do for the money he can earn and that rules eventually GonNa go by the wayside because the top three of the top five people that are predicted to go top. Five in the draft won't be playing college basketball this year and as they continue to witness that the NBA is going to realize is that they need to provide other opportunities