35 Burst results for "James Wiseman"
"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
"Just given the upside that James wiseman possesses, you know, I had Anthony slater on the podcast last week and he said that ownership with the warriors is still very, very committed to James wiseman and he would be stunned if they moved him. I think the warriors have other assets that they could move in a deal for miles Turner if they really wanted to do so. Like I said, if you go out and you get Moses moody and something else for miles Turner, I don't know that you're doing a whole lot better than that. You go out and you get Jonathan menga from miles Turner. I don't think you're probably not doing better than that. Maybe something with like depending on if you like PJ Washington more, I can see that, but the warriors have the assets to where if they really wanted to take a swing for miles Turner and they really wanted to include James wiseman. I think they probably win the title if they get miles Cerner because we were talking about having a stretch 5 that is elite defensively mixing with draymond green that's a terrifying like that starting lineup is then Stephen Curry, one of Jordan Poole or Andrew Wiggins, depending on what you want to do there, Klay Thompson, draymond green and miles Turner and I don't know how anyone scores on them and then they're gonna be absolutely elite offensively at that point. I mean, I actually, I like kavan Looney. I think that he's like, he just does all the little things that don't necessarily translate in a box who are, but going from command Looney to miles Turner is quite the upgrade. And we still don't know. I think everyone loves to throw out and you know better than anybody like the wiseman ceiling and sort of the Deandre ayton comparison and some of the development that Deandre made last season. But we don't know that James wiseman is going to become that and I kind of view the warrior situation as I know they've talked about being sustainable and contending for the next 20 years and well first off steps not playing the next 20 years. So you have that window of 5 years. How long is Steph staff? And he has the early career injury, history, so you don't know when that stuff pops up again if it ever does. But you look at a guy like Steve Nash and how elite he was deep into his 30s. I guess that's like the blueprint for stuff. But I do think and I think as we transition into the Lakers, the Lakers kind of tried to go all in..
"james wiseman" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And he can even give them that for 20 to 25 minutes at night and average 12 points, just because they have shooting around them around the center position now and draymond green is in a phenomenal place. If you watch a lot of the warriors yet, two games. Yeah, how good does draymond green look right now? Like I am blown away. I think all look pretty damn good right now. They do. Like they're an incredible league and defense. They're third in the league and pace like they're playing in a defending do. Yeah. No, I am an enormous fan of what I've seen from the warriors thus far. If they can get anything from James wiseman, it's going to be interesting. I've mentioned before, I think that they are like ripe to try to make a trade for like a spacing center. But they might not need it if James wiseman is as good as what they think he is at the very least. I'm very interested to see what wiseman looks like when he comes back because again, like the reports out of Golden State are positive. I will say that like generally the reports out of Golden State on things do tend to be positive though. It's sunny weather, what sort of negative about? I'm a little bit more light years ahead, baby. That's true. A lot of startups. There's just instances already where I did think the warriors could use a big and go to a bigger lineup, but if he's a rim to rim type of guy that could help, but more times than not and I'm not breaking a story here because this is what they've done. They've just gone small. Even kevon Looney is the boy playing 16 minutes a night. They're more likely to spread it out with Steph Curry and Jordan Poole, who had 7 threes last night and Andrew Wiggins and even Damien Lee. So my hesitation is like, I don't think the scheme is gonna change for James weisman. It's going to be can he keep up once he gets back in shape because if they're not going to slow down for him and then another thing we're not talking about, throwing the Mexican is back in December or January. So it's only hopefully there's only so many minutes to go around. If you get peak wiseman for just protecting the rim, trailing the play, set in ball screens rolling dunking. He has that in him, but as hot of a start as they have, I don't think they're gonna mess up their magic formula right now either. Well, the thing that wiseman needs to do is he needs to prove that he can take kavan Looney spinach. Like that's just that's the starting point. He needs to start out by saying, okay, I can take one of pneumonia belita or kevon Looney's minutes at the center position. That's not like look, like I think Bailey says played really well. I think Vaughn Looney's performed his role so far. He has. But that shouldn't be a high bar for James wiseman given his talent level in his inherent athleticism at the center position. If he can start by playing 15 to 20 minutes a night, I think that's a huge, huge win. For them at the end of the day. Now, can he come in and play I don't know like even even ten minutes a night to start? Like would that be disappointing? It could be, right? I don't think so, because again they've had a level of success where it was a little ironic last night that you pass on lamella ball and he returns and goes and Golden State one last night when they played head to head..
"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
"You figure out how to play this year. Which was coming into the year. I was like there's no. There's no way they just don't have enough and steph curry might have had his best year. I mean he just i mean he. He was playing incredibly and they completely changed what they were doing. Offensively to accommodate for the pieces. They had or didn't have right like they flip. The script played another style. Just run steph. Off of this is what we're going to do. I think you can get away with plan those together. I'm not saying that they have to play all of their minutes together and always have a lineup on the floor. Where you know you have to non-shooters but in in in any situation where one of them has the ball in their initiating kind of offense or or getting into some kind of d. h. o. Stuff or you have people flying off of them. Their defenders are accountable for the help on steph or clay or whatever other shooter is coming flying off of that That presents a lot of opportunities behind the defense if they don't honor the shooter like i don't have to be great shooter from slipping behind it. As ben simmons. We got the ball or stream on ben. Simmons has the ball understand. What i'm saying like you can't be run. A stagnant as offense with all of them just standing around and having their men in how they wouldn't do they would do that. That's why i think golden state not everyone could get away with that. But i think golden state and also there were you know they were sets last year and i know this was a different team with ever says last year where they had dry monning want don anderson on the same on on the court at the time right and i'm not and we brought we. You know how we both feel about jerry. Mont in want scotto anderson. We're not. They're not they're not. They're offensively flawed as well. They're just are especially for that time right and they know their roles and i'm saying to say it worked you know they'd worked you get you get them in open court. Pass a fuck steph right. That's really the offense is and it's always been that trust me work. Trust me do it do it. Fine fucking do it do it in a work by is. Let's talk about the other side of this. Which james weisman who i. I don't know how you feel about james. Wiseman i think james wasn't gonna be a really good player i really do. I really think he's he's showed me certain things. And you know this with workers right. It's not about the stats on the rookies. Most times it's about just the it's about the flickers that you see out of a rookie right where you see certain things where you're like. Oh shit if they do. This is a perfect example. That brandini branding did not have a great rookie season with the lakers. He but they showed flashes of where they're gains where he would get like nineteen points and he would just do things that just guys just don't do and you have to look at those moments of potential and see these in rookies and i saw that. James wiseman now isn't enough for them to keep him and because they need to. They want championship this season. They're not talking about next season or your after that. It's this season right do you do you care about like the full potential of of james. Wiseman in this scenario where you could like. What if he's a hall of fame big. I would defer to you on his moments just because admittedly. I wasn't tuned in. I don't i don't know his game enough to to whatever say definitively that i saw a bunch of moments. I can't say that What i guess what i would say is. I didn't do a good job on the last question. Because if i were philly i probably wouldn't want james wiseman right like in that deal. I was thinking from golden state's perspective in that deal but let's go back to your question. You just asked what to give up. James wiseman either i wouldn't. I wouldn't take on him because dining growth you would stunt his growth yeah joining. Beat what am i gonna do with that but if i'm golden state. Let's go back. Say like you give up andrew wiggins because you have to do that because of the contract the jordan pool who i love jordan. Bul already already dealt paschal. I'm trying to think of guys that would would be in that deal. But that are like guys. I don't know i'm giving up all of that but even even let's say raymond would you give jong. Let's see. I don't think this okay. Because i'm thinking about how would fit in philly and i think i would love that. Just him with. Dr allows embiid from philly perspective. I'll be like. Yeah this i i would take on stage. Yes from philly perspective yes From from golden state. No i think just works as any. You've got history man like he. He knows the ins and outs of that. But i did think. I do think you asked an interesting question. Like say impede was not in philly and you were talking about sending wiseman away and bringing in a ben simmons and would i be concerned about weisman's ability to to be a hall of famer. Why would have again. Ben simmons is only twenty five and his only played four four years in the nba. So at that point. I'm.
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
"I don't know that that that As presently constructed there there in the cards to win another title, especially with the pressure we're talking about putting on Klay Thompson. You have a guy like Lillard, who can take some of that pressure away to start the season. I think you're immediately the favorite in the Western Conference if he If he joins the Warriors, So I guess long story short. Yeah, I I think I would do that. I mean, you can't guarantee that you're going to get into the Western Conference final. If you could guarantee you that I think I'd take that chance. Um, it's a lot. You're mortgaging the future. So if you do that you better win a title, if not It would be tough to look at the fan base and say, Yeah, well, that didn't work out Now we're gonna move on. You also have to figure out the Steph Curry contract situation. Yeah, well, here's the other thing. We talked about this yesterday. Vegas must think they're going to do something big because the Nets are the favorite for 2022. These just came out yesterday. The legs were number two, and they have the Warriors at 8 to 1 at number three. Obviously, as you said in both Steve Curran Draymond Green said this at the end of the season. They didn't make the playoffs, so they're not close, like some people wrote or said, Hey, they're close. They're not close. They didn't make the playoffs. They got into the playing game. They got beat by a young Memphis team, which I didn't think whatever happened, so they're not close. So seven and 14. Aren't you going to get you to that point They've really in the press conferences that they've had leading up to the draft. They've said so many things that they need to get more veteran guys. I don't know it's seven and 14 can give you I like Kate cutting him. A lot of my preference would be you take seven and 14 Mark. I think, Marcus Thompson said, this you take seven and 14 and potentially, then you get up to four. Then you take Wiseman and four and you tell that you ask the Pistons if they want to do that. I doubt they would. But if you could somehow get a Cade Cunningham and now all of a sudden, as you said, you can't expect to be clay right out the gate. So there's a guy with size. Who can who can Be on the defensive end, and then he's going to handle the ball so you can extend stuff a little bit more plain some minutes, But he doesn't have to be the primary ball handler, I think, and he's young, so you're into the future, and I think, even at 20, he can play now. So to me, that scenario makes the Warriors really, really good. I don't know what you can get for seven and 14 Or maybe you trade one, maybe trade both. But Vegas is basically saying, Hey, the words have done it before. This is a very good, competent front office. They're going to make a major move because, as currently constructed, they shouldn't have the third best odds to win the NBA championship. Close. No, and I'm with you. I think when it comes to the acquisitions they've made via trade or on the free agent market. They've Hit more often on those than it feels like they've hit on their draft process or their draft selections. You know, if you if you'd agree with that, I just You know if you go back and revisionist history is easy to do if you go back and they take Lamelo ball instead of James Wiseman, I think we're talking about a different situation. I really do. Alright, come back. We'll give you the four players. We said a little bit of 100 Pence on Brandon Crawford a this day in sports history that you're going to like as well. Peter Alonso makes a statement. I don't know if it's true. And Damian Lillard backs up that international basketball is improving. Will do that in just top of the hour Pop in Lund corpses in only here on the sport to take papa and lung to the house your house, listen to these sports leader on your Amazon Echo Smart speaker just a play K NPR. Biggest jam ups are on I 80 from the Children Auto body Traffic.
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.
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"You're gonna give us basically everybody on your roster, and even then Steph Curry is untouchable. I didn't make an offer for Kelly, Uber Junior. They called and asked about his availability, and I think we have to assume and if I had them Fired it to bet on it right now. What are the odds? Kelly, who break it's moved. He's a attractive piece to acquire for a a bad team right now. A team like the pelicans who started off Much worse than they anticipated. They would start because he's got a $14 million contract that is expiring. So so young player that if you feel like you want to bring him back, maybe you could work out a deal to bring him back. That's why he was an attractive ad for the Warriors. Bottom line is they did not receive an offer, and Steve Kerr turns around and says that all of a sudden it's online. Then all the sudden we're seeing rumors about warriors and pelicans in conversations for a break. There was no conversation they just asked about his availability is what Steve Kerr said. Now you've got to. You've got to take this, you know, at face value for what it's worth. Steve Kerr is telling us his side of this story. But we also have to remember that Steve Kerr was not just a great player was not just a great broadcaster. He was the general manager of the Phoenix Suns. He used to make these traits used to pick up the phone and make these deals and work this stuff out and then have to go notify a player on his team. He had been traded. Well, I You know, you put a percentage on it. I would bet 60 40 the war years hanging onto Kelly, who bridges based on what he's cost them this year. They're also in a weird spot right down where they're trying to win ball games while developing talent. Right. And so last night was a case. I think for the performance we saw from you break considering he came out in the first minute and 10 seconds of the game, picked up two fouls, and by the way, I like it the end of the first half he picked up his fourth found still went for 20 points. He's like the focal point of that second unit when it comes to needing somebody to slash and score and I dont Wiseman is with that unit right now, but he also finished the He finished the second quarter with Steph is well on the floor. We didn't get a whole lot of that first unit last night because of the Kelly you brave fouling. But I do think last night was a case for him in a case for if he can play more consistently. He did move the basketball a little bit better last night. I think it forces three assists in the last game against Minnesota and Steve Kerr said. He's just got to get used to stop putting the ball on the floor. Like if you've got a lane, private Wayne but current a great line in his postgame session where, he said, You know the basketball moves faster than people do. And I'll never forget the first day of basketball tryouts and of basketball camp every year in high school Coach Barnes would've coach Barnes from Moreau Catholic. He used to stand like a bunch of the varsity players on the you know, across the floor and stand one guy on the baseline and then another at the free throw line, another at three point other mid court. Bottom line was he'd have one kid trying to run the length of the floor in the time that, like five guys could pass it across the floor. That's all I could think about What Well, Steve curse talking about the basketball moves faster than people do. So, uh, Kluber, a junior was sort of led to his success over the last couple games. Steve Kerr thinks is him recognizing more than he's got to get off the ball, throw the ball to somebody else. If there's no lane there, keep the ball moving, and it worked to a tune of 31 assists last night, right, you get 31 assist. In an NBA game is a pretty good chance you're gonna win. Also, they shot like 50% from the three point line last night, but the number here 52.9 so 53%. From three point land last night Warriors played, Please Excuse me 52.9% from the field last night, or we just played pretty well. Also James Wiseman as part of that shooting nine of 14 from the field and made all three of his three pointers, so good win for the Warriors. They're 10 and eight. That's a game. They should have won back in action against Phoenix tonight. It's a Quick turnaround for them, And this will be a nice little test for Wiseman is we haven't seen him. A ton on a back to back. We just haven't seen for many back to backs in general this year, but they'll turn right around. Go out to Phoenix Take on the sun's on then they'll come back home I believe to take on the the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. So couple of winnable games here, Phoenix off back to back Also they played last night, There were seven point favorites at home against Oklahoma City and lost that came out right so after by the way, they were up 20 points at the end of the first quarter late in the first quarter, so Phoenix. Good little testy. Andrei ate and Devin Booker again. You gotta pay attention to also, you've got to CP three out there on the Warriors. Fans love seeing him. So on the other side, we're getting some of this sound from last night, Steve Kerr talking about the trade situation with Kelly you Bray shedding some light on his center James Wiseman, and he was also asked by money pool if we're gonna start to get into a situation where he's gonna play match ups at the center spot. About this note, just real quick for a 19 year old James Wiseman 40 dunks already this season. By comparison, Anthony Slater had this in the Athletic cup on Looney had, like six all of last season. Cavallo di, he does everything great man. He's fundamentally sound. He knows where to be on the floor. He's a good passer. He's a good defender. But he's just not the athlete that James Wiseman is. And I'd imagine wise men won't be on the bench for much longer. So on the other side will get into some Steve Kerr. Sounds. Wilson James Wiseman sound guy. Hear from Anthony Edwards and his comments on Steph Curry, some really fun stuff coming up, and then we'll get to the baseball discussion. Some. Some stuff came out yesterday about the letter that was sent from the Cactus League. To Major league baseball and whether or not that was influenced by Major League Baseball Also why the Oakland A's did not offer a contractor Marcus Simeon, and the edge giants could be interested in a Bay area son, Jack Peterson. About Jack Peterson. Uh, the L A Dodger. Talk about a guy who's a good platoon guy. You wanna talk platoons and far anxiety. There may not be a better left handed platoon bat available in free agency right now. Then Jack Peterson's all stuff we'll talk about later. But first, we're gonna wrap up the Warriors win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. 1 23, 1, 11 and Chase Center plenty more coming up into Thursday morning in the leadoff spot and on Thursdays, Dave, we start drinking.
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
"They're just so he could sort of wrap things up is they waited by 22 Steph was on fire seven of 12. From beyond the three point line. He scored 36 in the game to lead all scorers. But, yeah, this was the big story that James Wiseman was not gonna be the starter. I do wonder about the development of a guy like this, where we've talked about the situation he's in. It's so much different than that of some of the other players, and we gotta look at the guy who went number one of the draft. Anthony Edwards, who also by the Way, came off the bench for Minnesota last night. He played 27 minutes off the bench. 15 points for him. I'm looking at the totals here for James Wiseman, the The minute totals. I should say in front of it. We go 16 minutes 13 points for wise men off the bench. He did pull down four rebounds. I think ideally, you'd like him to be getting 20 minutes or so a game. Azaz a developmental thing, right? Well, the difference with Anthony Edwards and it's interesting that actually, the Timberwolves are using him off the bench. He is playing behind some of their more veteran starters, I guess Ricky Rubio and Malik Beasley, who let them with 30 points last night, and we're seeing this also, by the way, Devante Grams, starting for the Charlotte Hornets over Lamell lowball, who was the number 13 pick in the draft. So it Z. It's interesting with this because usually when a guy has taken that high His team is not very good. So you're looking at him to be the center of attention. You're looking for him to be yours. I honor your John Moran. Just go make him the face of the franchise. Run the offense through him as that player developed, then So will the team. However, not everybody into being LeBron James LeBron was 18. They plug him in, and he just sort of carries the Eastern Conference for the next decade. Plus, not necessarily going to be the case with James Wiseman is which scene There are some great growing pains. However, These other two teams were talking about Minnesota who's at the bottom of the league right now, And you gotta feel good for the warriors about that right now because you're still holding on to that. That top three protective pick right? So even if they end up with that top three pick this year, and they get to hold on to it. The Warriors you would assume regardless of who they get will still have a pretty good opportunity at getting a high lottery pick in 2022, I guess would be 20. Yeah, B 2022. I'm getting all getting screwed up by the calendar years here on how the NBA season is going toe how they started just before the start of the new year, So it's still the 2020 2021 season. But the Warriors if they don't get their draft pick this We'll get it. For 2021 2022 bottom line is the other thing with with the Charlotte Hornets is that low, mellow ball eyes playing behind Avante grand. That's a team that's not expecting to make the playoffs either. So the Warriors well, they do have different goals. They're still trying to develop this guy, and they know that he's gonna be an asset. And I think at some point, the plan will be to put him back into the starting lineup. But you do wonder how long this You want to call it a experiment? But you wonder how long it's gonna take Steve Crude iron this thing out now it looked okay last night. I don't think we want to get ahead of ourselves and say this is it. Send it up. This is the rotation going forward. I think they're still gonna have to be some tweaks made. But also you're going to see some other changes coming. Michael Boulder is gonna start to get more looks. And if you go back to Right before Christmas with Marcus Thompson and I were filling in from Earth and Mac. He's sort of called his shot on that right at the start of the season, said Michael Molder within the next month or two is going to be a regular player in the rotation because you're going to need the shooting for him. The other element here is AH lot of these young guys on the bottom of the bench of Jordan pools from Nico Man Yin's Alan, smiling each we haven't seen this year as he works his way back from injury. Those three guys I'm going to go out to the G League bubble in Orlando to get themselves from work and maybe get up to snuff and provide a little bit more depth near the back end of the season. For the Warriors so that something will pay attention to Michael Molded by the way last night 15 points. He's basically just there to shoot three pointers. You missed both of his three point attempts last night 15 minutes. I should say not 15 points. Damon Lee the 18 minutes Wanamaker 19, and they stretched out the bench just a little bit because of the makeup in the fourth quarter again. It's a 22 point win for the Warriors over Minnesota off day today, back in action tomorrow as they wrap up the It's not a home and home. I guess it just wrap it up playing to zero against Minnesota, so we'll get into some postgame sound. Steve Kerr what he thought of the new rotation when he thought of come on loony in that starter's role, and he didn't play like tons more minutes anyway. Normally play he only went 19 minutes. And as I said, 16 for James Wiseman. So I guess you know, he got a little credit from from Steph Curry from Bremen from car after the game for his professionalism and taking the move to the bench. And maybe that's been my biggest takeaway from Wiseman so far is how well he appears to have handled the media. You get him talking to the media by their name. Now I heard him call Janie McCauley of the A. P. J. D the other day, and he's doing sort of the he recognizes you when you recognize him, but he's He's been pretty good in the media for a 19 year old just about getting more. He needs to be on the floor. But starting under Stay in the business of it a little bit. You hope that he started to take on his role a little bit and understand, and you did whether he believes it or not, he did say before or after the game. I guess that coming off the bench early gives him an opportunity to sort of feel out the game. Feel out the opposition a little bit. I would like him in there against some of those big names centers, though in the Western Conference and Sort of taking his lumps that way, but the Warriors to have playoff aspirations, whether their championship aspirations or not, They do want to get him. They want to get him into a role that's gonna make them successful when they get into April, right when they get into March. That's when when stuff's gonna be important. 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"james wiseman" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Missed this week? I'm going to start with something We didn't miss. That's hot off the presses. But I think we should talk about because if we don't get it in here, we won't so the MBA officials are now admitting That the ejected Draymond green from a from a game yesterday on mist Ake Draymond Green was tossed yesterday and the Warriors lost to the Knicks. He was yelling at one of his teammates James Wiseman. He got the second technical for that today, the NBA officials admitted. Hey, guys! Sorry we were wrong. Yeah, See, that's reputation. Tech correct here in that correct, Steph Curry's yelling at James Wise, and no one says a word that stray money must be yelling at us. Get him out of here! The officials are looking for now, when you are hot tempered or yours, or someone that's really emotional and loves to be able to just put your heart on your sleeve. For whatever reason. Referees see that right And so dramas yelling at the young kid. Wiseman is like Oh, he must be talking to me, eh? You're out of here. Exactly. Come on, going. Remember who the tips wanted? He begged Gar Forman. The draft. Draymond green. Can you tell me who the bulls took? Instead? I do not know Marcus Teak. Boy. Wow. Wrong, Teague. Not good. All right. What do you also have? Danny? Gentleman Theo NFL announced there will be 22,000 fans to attend the Super Bowl. They are doing something nice. They're inviting 7500 vaccinated healthcare workers to the Super Bowl as guests of the league, so they're getting in free. Which means they're going to sell 14,500 tickets. That's cool. Very cool. Let me ask you this question. How much do you think that she pissed seat at this moment is to get into the Super Bowl that she piss seat and you can on Li buy them in pairs of two. But if you tell my buying through the league or like Gold Coast tickets, I'm going on a secondary site. Secondary site, The cheapest get in ticket. We haven't had our lives for almost a year. I'm going to say $800. That's the cheapest I will say $1,208,250.8200. What is the face is the cheapest ticket or the face on that, And that's without the service fee. The service fee is an extra $1588. Wow. Oh, e mean, they're only selling 14,000 tickets if you had been to a Super bowl than me. Have never been in the Super Bowl. I've been to the Super Bowl, but I've never gone to the game I've.
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Men in the MBA. But if you look at the positive games against Brooklyn, he looked pretty good to open the season. I said Milwaukee, Milwaukee was that second game If you look at the positive ones, Brooklyn he was pretty good. Milwaukee was okay the Pistons, the King's the Nuggets, and then that second Blazers game, remember the back to back and they come right back against him and get the win over Portland. They come from behind Hey, struggled against the Lakers, the Bulls, the Pacers, the Raptors, the Clippers. Twice on that first game against the Blazers. So he's about 50 50 for what's been going on What's been bad. Last night was definitely the best game of his career. 20 points for James Wiseman to go with six rebounds and forests and for the most part, he stayed out of foul trouble early in the game, which is a factor right. This is something Steve Kerr has been trying to work on, and I don't think anybody's getting mad at him, but member he walked off the court last week, and maybe it was earlier this week and Pounds that water cooler, right? He was all pissed about it. Sometimes, you know, you see that in little league, You see that in high school basketball, you got kids got an attitude. That's a problem. It's sort of actually makes me figure out line. Dave always plays and always quotes from From Ah Bull Durham, David, he says. If you get fungus on your on your shower shoes and you're in the minors, people just think you're a slob. But if you go fungus on your shower shoes in this show, people see your colorful people say you got character, right? Sort of like how James Wise, but you hit a water cooler in high school. People are like, boy, This kid's got an attitude problem. I'm not going to sign him up for our team. Or if we want to draft this kid, or you go to your NFL interviews right before the draft, and these guys go out or now, kid, maybe a little unstable. He gets all pissed off on the sideline, Steve Carl extent He's like, No man. I like that. This kid is not quiet and reserved. I like that. He's not set in his ways because he's 7 ft two or 7 ft one and thinks he can. He can take on the world with his athletic ability. He was comfortable last night, Hey, slipped and slid a couple of times on some pick and rolls. It was one time where I can think of specifically where he goes up to set a screen on a pick and roll for Steph. Steph gets doubled, and he read it early. So instead of going up and sent in screen and letting the double come, he decided he was just going to slip to the hoop and Steph was able to find him with a pass in which Throws down a Duncan. He gets in and one on it. So it was. It was pretty good. I thought as far as the the how smooth James Wiseman moved last night, Draymond Green. What's really good yesterday in just 26 minutes, He had nine points. And as I mentioned, you knock down that three pointer from the top of the key. Kelly, you break four of 11 from the field. He did not done two more three pointers, which is kind of what we're paying attention to here, But this guy fills up the statute and nine more rebounds for him a couple of steals. He had a block in the game to go with 16 points and There are people out there who are still saying they may be killing you. Braise shouldn't be a starter, and I was wondering this last night. How long you go with this throughout the season? And I wonder how much of James Wiseman's sort of rocketing to becoming a superstar or growth in this game or in this league is going to impact What happens with the rest of the starting lineup. Like if Wiseman becomes a guy where they're like we got to start getting him the ball because he's gonna impact Our game inside the paint. He's going to change the way we can play from inside out. If he starts to really like, impose his will and become a force at some point later this season. I think we can see the war. You're certainly with the play last night, becoming a playoff team. It also makes me wonder if it will will push Steve Kerr to make a decision like he did in that first championship run, which was everybody knows. Everything changed when he decided to put on for Iguodala on the bench. Not because he wasn't good enough to be a starter, but because they needed him off the bench. And I sort of wondered that. Well, the Warriors get into a role where they decide maybe Damian Lee is the better option to start at the two guard opposite Steph Curry in and Andrew Wiggins. And then maybe you allow. You allowed Kelly Hooper Junior to come off the bench and he can go out and he could be a score. He could be a slasher he can he can get in guys faces. You could let he and Eric Paschal sort of be that second unit Paschal last night, by the way, three of 87 points for him off the bench. So in 16 minutes, so not not his best game, But again, you were getting it elsewhere, So I don't know, sort of wonder about that. Whether or not this is gonna be, AH, move Steve Kerr decides to make later in the season but again Kelly Oubre, at least yesterday. Looks like he may have found a little bit of footing with a little bit more comfortable, and Steve Kerr said this. This sort of switch up with rotation is at least been positive over two games, right? They've won two in a row, and they're back in action. I believe tonight. It's back to back in action tonight against the Knicks at Chase Center, then Utah than two against Minnesota. So we were looking at this five game stretch. I mentioned it yesterday It all started with Spurs. But after this five game stretch will be a quarter of the way through the season would love to see the Warriors take four or five in this stretch. They started by getting one yesterday again. 1 21 to 99 over the San Antonio Spurs. Lots of great sound to get to today. They did talk to Steph Curry about the video The Warriors sent out to Kamila Harris, now the vice president of our country, the first African American, the first Asian American, the first female vice president in our nation's history. And Steph Curry talked about watching the inauguration with his two daughters and a son, Cannon and the impact that had on them. And so we'll get to some of that great sound as well. A sound about the game last night about how Good. The Warriors looked again. Steve Kerr calling. This may be the most complete win the best. The Warriors have looked all season.
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Loony. The big minutes. You're you're splitting up loony and pass school is kind of your centers. You playing dream on the center of the closing line up. You're thinking Hey. We just gotta get with the number two overall pick and he's hanging out on the bench play in 567 minutes a game. That seems like a waste of an asset. Or you move, You berated the second unit. You hope that you brain Wiseman that conflict, which wasn't obvious because they don't really have a 12 game, But it's kind of clear now that once they got separated, they both started thriving at least They have thrived. Dubray. You hope that that continues and I'm just fascinated to see where Steve Kerr goes from here. That's a big win for the Warriors tonight. I think if their goal was to start finding out their identity I think that they got a lot closer. The problem is the identity doesn't include James Wiseman, and that has to be part of their future identity if they're building to something bigger than what they can achieve right now. James Wiseman's gonna be part of that. It is and you don't want to give up on a 19 year old. For what? I just I don't I don't know where Steve Kerr goes. This is this is an absolute conundrum. It's a good thing he gets paid the big bucks, man. Because this is this is toughest. Al. I don't want to take anything away from an absolutely awesome win, but how they got the awesome wind. Almost raises more issues than they had going into the game. What? We saw something that worked. The problem is, you can't replicate that in good conscience. You can't not without sacrificing this 19 year old that they're all in on and they should be all in on. And it brings up a lot of concerns that I had in the pre draft thing. I just I just don't know where they go from here and It sucks, because this should be it Awesome celebration. That should be just a great night. And you know there will be bad nights that this should be one of the good ones. They're going to get their good night's. This should be one of them. And it is it is. Ah! Man just really peculiar, right? Really peculiar and how they won that game, and I'm fascinated to see which lessons they take away because they have to take away something from this game. They have to at least try to replicate some of the positives. That they were able to pull off late in this contest and extrapolating forward and what that means for guys like you bury what that means for guys like Wiggins of what That means for James Wiseman. Fascinating, absolutely fascinating. That's it. That's the show. Shit. Everybody who got in on this one. Appreciate carry Crowley Appreciate West Goldberg Appreciate Mark Sanchez appreciate Jake Hutchinson. We'll do it again tomorrow. I'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about on this subject that we just ended with What the hell The Warriors do now that they know how to win when they finally found an identity, But it might not be the one that they really wanted. We'll talk about that tomorrow more to Shawn Watson rumors some Giants baseball a lot to get to looking forward to it. 6 P.m.. You're on the sports here. NPR tonight on KNBR, these sports leader. You didn't think we would be appropriate. And then my mom's uncle passed away through covet the most sad one was my grandma because we couldn't even see her. And it was sad because we couldn't even say goodbye to her because holder have because of her. Do your part to stay safe from covered 19 where a mask Stay. 6 ft. Apart. Wash your hands on Stay home. Learn more at Cove in 19 dot See a dot gov brought to you by the center. It's Sierra Health Foundation. Don't be fooled by fake reviews. You'll have confidence in choosing a diamond certified company rated highest and quality and helpful expertise and backed by the diamond certified performance guarantee..
"james wiseman" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Two and step broke out Jang Ki and he groped out again last night. I think I looked this up at one point. You know what the actual definition is a junkie, Extremely poor, unreliable quality. Is that it then that's that's not the case at all. It's worked two games in a row. I looked around a loss. They gave Steph problems and Indiana's new coaches atop his sister. When Nick Nurse and don't you think Michael Malone's going Jang Ki. And if we play Friday night of Phoenix game is one of the games. That's not being played tonight. So I think that warrior Phoenix came on. Friday. John would be a question mark as of right now. Yeah, for sure. Look, there's no rule. I don't know solution to it. The junkie defense seems to work a little bit. Other guys hit shots. You get you gain respect, and I don't know that that's gonna happen this year. So there you go. Why they didn't wait around it. If if Andre Iguodala was here, you'd start Andre Iguodala and put him on the point. Get stuff off the ball. I mean, when they're doing this, there It's literally a box and one in Mali, you know, probably face this when he was, you know, High school Start Power Memorial Karim School and then In college basketball. It's legal. It's been legal to play his own throughout. Most coaches don't do it. He coached in the Big East against Jim Boeheim. This is different. It zah 212 or 23. This is a box and one or a triangle into on the way around. It is to get stuff off the ball because they're essentially face guarding him and and stretch out the defense. But, Molly, you'll have thoughts about it. There were ways to get people out of it. I mean, it is. Steps says it's Jang Ki, and it has flaws in it. You can attack it. They just don't have the shooters around it. But you and I talked about James Wiseman yesterday about you know, Mike Brown saying, you know, he's got to figure out a way to finish. You know the thing about a young player, especially that big but really in any position when you're young like this, and Nellie would say the second here saint and all the coaches pop. Minutes air earned. They're not just rewarded. You gotta earn minutes. You can't give a guy that's not playing well. The rotating Well enough for just overall. But he's a kid. He's gonna get better. But you can't just throw him out there because she's then his number two overall pick in the draft. That's not your job. You've got to develop him and right after we went off the air yesterday. Sam Amick wrote a terrific piece this morning in the athletic Do you telling what's going on in the embassy with the The outbreak. What do we have three more games tonight or not being played, So it's it's reaching Real concern, and Sam's got some really good thoughts on that, so we'll hear what Sam has to say it. 10 30, But you know, right after we went off the air, and I think it said yesterday the Warriors except for on entry upon entry. You know that's not really in the protocols for their cows in the facility and disinfecting everything and mass wearing and all of that everything they do. You know, it was James Wiseman. It was dreamin, but after that they didn't have any situation. Partly they haven't traveled. They traveled at first road trip of the year. But being home for seven straight games made you and that now they're gonna go out on the road trip. And what do you do all weekend in l A lock yourself in your room. I mean, pretty much you have to But you know Eric Pascoal And we don't know what it means that he's on the list. Did he test positive If he tested positive he's gonna miss the string of games. If he's just around someone close contact, then that's different. I think he has to get you know Two negatives to come back. So you know, will you be able to play But the point is It opened it up for James Wiseman to play more meaningful minutes last night. And right away. You thought of what he'd do to start the second quarter. They've been going, Derek Paschal. Great idea. Go to the small ball that he be that you know the dream out, and we're gonna go small early and play with a Very undersized five. But you don't have you don't have Paschal, and that's where the game began to slip last night was that second quarter unit Just was not very good at all. And I'm not gonna blame it all on Wiseman. But They were just off and then Wiseman got into foul trouble. I did not like the moving screen on the fifth foul. But he still got called forward. And even if the end of the game, John and it was a 90 90 game, and before that, On. They played their two bigs together, Myles Turner and demand to Sabonis played together. They went to Raymond Small ball. We're going small and Wiseman was not on the floor. At the end of the game, and the small ball lined up didn't work last night. I mean, it was a 90 90 game than Indiana. Myles Turner made three and the holiday brothers got rolling in the Warriors wind up giving up a 13 to nothing run. But Last night was the night for James Wiseman. Sees an opportunity. With Paschal out. He played a little bit more. But I thought the game got away from the Warriors in the second quarter when he started and that you couldn't go to the small ball line up, so he's only 19. You know this is gonna happen. As Anthony Slater wrote in the athletic. It's going to be a roller coaster rookie year is gonna be up and down, and frankly, I thought he's way better. Early than I thought he would be, But you know, we had the thoughts about the number twos and you know, Nick Poster was a dominant player right away and the neck is, you know, he's a boat, so he grew up around the game. Wiseman's a center 19 year old kid didn't play college basketball, essentially, except for 69 minutes, we'll get there. But last night was an opportunity for Wiseman. To sees a chance to start that second quarter and play more. And he just He did not have a great game last night. No, he didn't invite you here. They're right in the head. The same thing I was thinking is what you just said. You went for 19 and seven against the Nets, and he didn't know what he was doing, And I think it was just Hey, go out there, do what you do. And now a couple of things were happening. Number one. He's being coached up to being told what to do. And I think sometimes he can get mechanical overthink. It doesn't look confident with his shot. He early in the season was just kind of let it go now. It's um I supposed to do this? So I think he's thinking too much. And then the other thing, too, is that's what happens with scouting. Teams start to attack you. Okay? This is what he doesn't do and then you have to adjust back. So is, as you said, it's gonna be a roller coaster ride. And while he looked good early, I think he just wasn't thinking. And now there's other responsibilities and expectations. Teams scouting, and I think it's gonna take some time. That's just what it's about. When your rookie and he's got me. It's got to be internal growth. I think when I watch him play and he's just he's just a kid again. He's 19 You know he's got years to grow. He's not going to reach his prime, You know, even Anthony Davis struggle when he was so skinny coming into the N B a and even hand. That he has a pelican before he joined up with LeBron. He had holes in his game. You know, he couldn't win a playoff Syriza. You finally did who they knocked out Portland and then the Warriors took him out. I mean, These things happen, so we're doing it for? You know, we're just, you know, looking.
"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..
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
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
James Wiseman's suspension upheld by NCAA
"Well the answer EE has denied the appeal of James Wiseman suspension remember the Memphis star expected to be the first pick overall in the NBA draft that was paid eleven thousand is mother accepted I should say eleven thousand five hundred dollars from penny Hardaway back in two thousand seventeen when penny Hardaway was not yet the coach but now he is the coach Memphis it appealed the ruling of a suspension but it was upheld by the division one committee on student athlete reinstatement so to nobody's surprise James wise men will still continue to be suspended
NCAA rules Memphis freshman James Wiseman ineligible for 12 games
"Never convince me that penny hardaway a was just by cannon out money to a mom because the mom wanted to move to be close to the daughter if the mom son was a mid major player. I bet that doesn't happen. It happened because James Wideman was the best prospect his age literally in the world. Okay so that's that's his version But even if you accept the more likely realistic not dumb virgin which is now he was trying to get. James is in high school to play basketball for east high school so he could win a state championship. That still doesn't rise to the level of what these cases usually are in other words. Penny Hardaway was a memphis booster. Yes and he provided money to a mother of of a student athlete. A recruit a student athlete true but it wasn't to get James Wiseman to go to Memphis. It was to get as many go to east high school and so that's unusual. That's not the way these things normally work now. I do think you can start to connect some dots here. Because Penny has said that he had no idea when he provided that money to James Wiseman and it allowed to move to Memphis. He had no idea that he was going to be Memphis head coach in one day recruit James. Listen to Memphis and I can't tell you what he had hit so I can't say that's is not true. I can just tell you that. I had an idea that he would be the head coach Memphis in fact on the day. James Wiseman moved to Memphis. I said this is why. You've got fire W. Smith after this season in higher penny hardaway it because if you wait another season as minority be signed to Kentucky but if you do it after this season after James's junior year of high school then at some point either before or during his senior year of High School Penny Hardaway could bring him and the other players that ever relationships with to the University of Memphis so it penny didn't have any idea it was going to happen. That's fine but I had a very clear idea. That not only should happen that it probably could and it actually did so. Oh I do think you can reasonably say and it was interesting because the incident late term this a recruiting inducements and I think you can reasonably caught a recruiting inducement. And here's how the eleven thousand five hundred dollars that went to wise. Mother is what led to him being east high school and him being at East High School at at least contributed to Penny Hardaway. Getting the job and I don't think there's any way to intelligently argue that that financial commitment mid-may that he made to the family didn't help him. Recruit James Wiseman to the university Memphis. I I don't WanNa go on off like ten minute tangent but like. How many degrees breeze removed is that from Mike Boynton hiring Kenan Cunningham to his staff geographic advantage in addition to a familiar one or USC doing the same thing? With the Mobley's you're providing a financial opportunity for the family to be closer to a geographic region. Now that's legal. I have no problem with them. Hiring you're like what like how many degrees separated really from all of that. No listen I'm with you know doing what Penny Wise Men's mother to get. Get James Wiseman eight really that much different than when I say it's less I think it's I don't think I think it's less offensive. Well here's here's the thing. Whatever were you think's offensive not offensive? I got here's the problem. One is allowed. The other is not answering. Wanted to boil down to that. That's what it's always going to boil down to and if you want to change the roles I've said it a million times. Put me in charge. GimMe all the power. I'll change all the roost rules tomorrow. But the rules are the rules as long as they're in place and what might Boynton I did is allowed. And what Penny Hardaway did is not allowed and it really is simple as that you can hate the instable a all you want. I Hate I'm too but this is an undeniable violation and when Memphis started down the path that started it created additional problems that they did not I need to create.
Tigers fall on road at Oregon as foul trouble limits Wiseman
"The NCAA chase young suspension from four games. To your thoughts. Penn State Michigan. What suspension pinch? You need to kiss Maryland and rutgers the giants named gate capital their new manager. Is that a good fit. Didn't work that well in Philadelphia. I think he's deserving of one more chance it will Oregon can beat Memphis and James Wiseman last night. Break it down. They gave him wiseman too stupid fouls in the first half only played five minutes of the first half kill fourteen twelve. He looks he looks great. Cy The young south tonight both of them who you got got to Graham again and I think I got Burland over Garrett Cole. We'll since last one. The Knicks loss to the Bulls last night and are now two and nine. You Watch Watch this game why. There's a new Kobe town. WHO's the new Kobe? Kobe white the Chicago. What did you say did not trae young? I missed on Colby White. We're out of time trying to better the next time. I'm Tony Kornheiser Jeff Kobe. I'm Mike Wilbon. Same time tomorrow knuckleheads. You can get the PTI podcast on the APP for Apple podcasts.