17 Burst results for "Janas Middleton"
"janas middleton" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Biggest too much time in vegas. What do you think about the team building trip to vegas for the lakers. Think margai rich fall. Congratulations because adele made their relationship. I g official. Here's what happens. Jacoby and i don't have to tell you this going to vegas allows you to get out of the house. Their house you about your twenties your thirties out. Lebron kidney utah. Anthony davis married today. I'm worried about this davis all seriousness. This is the old g way to sneak in a bachelor party without announcing move. Boss move you know before the end of the day you know in a lot of free it'd be by the pool and maybe some establishments outside of the pool jalen when you look at this. The lakers are short only to the nets when it comes to the caesar sports championship. Odds what do you think about those numbers. I'm not mad at those odds. The nets are my favorite to win the east this year. We can't overlook janas middleton andrew holiday to reigning champions. They're going to be in the mix but a healthy nets team. That didn't play over twenty games. Total with their big three are going to be dynamic this year but like i told you on this show my worry for the nets is that they play in new york and that worry also goes with the fact that there might be a couple of people on their team that are extremely notable that are still unvaccinated and you saw the rules jacoby of new york city. Adam silver does it. Have to say anything i will let the states legislate this. I'm not about to get into no all issues with elite players or any of my guys around the league. And that's the i'm looking for when you show those nets. Betting arts will jalen the nets. General manager sean marks formative years. He went out and said that if he were to start. Today there would be some players on the roster perhaps prominent players that would not be eligible based on those rules now jalen. He says he doesn't expect it to be a problem. So i guess what you're saying is they'll be some nets receiving shots and the next week. What do you think about what sean mark says. I think for the people that are. Just listen to sean marks. That might be breaking news and kevin durant shelter. Him as i just was with george gervin other day. I'm calling him iceberg. Slim for years. James harden will show up. They can't inshape kevin. Durant is an unstoppable score. Kyri ervin the best handles in the game. The best left hand in the league. It should have its own league pass channel but if they're not all vaccinated that's going to be an issue and you not finding out this for the first time if you wash j and j this is actually broken news to you because this is something. We kinda talked about a few weeks ago so it's gonna be interesting to see how this plays up. Well one way. I could see potentially playing out is. There is a loophole. you cannot get back needed for religious and or health reasons so perhaps that might be something that the players use to their advantage to make sure they go on the court even if they did not get a shot jalen. We learned a little bit about jimmy g. And who he goes to when he needs advice. It is extremely interesting. Source who jimmy. G. is getting advice from. We'll tell you about that and much more and we come back. You're watching jalen. You'd welcome to all stay where you are calling all the plays. It's football season. We all know protection on offense and coverage on defense.
"janas middleton" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Visual evidence is win. As wendy likes to say there whether there is a photo of that somewhere in the heat of the moment do you even register. That drake is touching you. I mean or are you just like what's going on. I did i kind of a lot of stuff happens in those final games right. There's always something in got up the next day and got a bunch of things. Drake was giving you massage. i said simply talking about. And then they've got a photo of it. And i said i said i was either really focused. Or he's got really soft hands determine serious. Though after the game mollica was interviewing honest and she was talking about. What do you do now. I mean what do you do. Is you're getting ready for this. You know you're close out. Opportunity at home and coach nurse was talking about the close out opportunity at home Calorie had the three. That could have won. The game and got blocked was very memorable game. Durant with the achilles but Janas talked about you know just getting some rest and whatever but in all seriousness at this point where we are with our country these players have got to go into quasi locked down this delta variant is is going we have a bucks player the nasa and let's just be honest. I don't know what the contract rates and situation is but the nastiest is in contact tracing and Unisys typical workout coach with the raptors is in contact tracing. That means the honest was pretty close to this and You know hopefully everybody's vaccinated. I mean i'm living in a world here in In vegas with team. Usa which is going through its own scare and while i'm in vegas Has i'm going. I need to pass cova test to go to tokyo. I'm very much not out at all. I'm very much you know staying totally in my hotel room. Almost the bucks and you need to stay out of santa protocol. I mean i was the over. Wanna stay healthy. They gotta standard protocol because One way for this series to get To get squared. Pretty quick as if If they lose one of their stars so you know nick. I mean this was your life. I mean you guys had it harder than anybody. I mean this is this. Is you know this is not new. Nba teams to deal at. This has got to be like almost job. One for the next seventy two hours. I would think yup. That's that's that is Gotta remain in this Kind of current climate in times. It's gotta remain top priority. And then you gotta i already. I already kind of joked about it but you got to. You can't get ahead of yourself right. You can't get ahead of yourself. I i You got you know how hard to says man. This is really hard to win these games and they can go either way and the effort and performance and focus. You're going to have to have they'll hand you the trophy. If you win one more game you don't you don't have to worry about the trophy. Getting handed to you in the rings parades and and all that kind of stuff and who's going to be there to see it. They'll be they'll be all kinds of time for that and But you're right safety protocols. I in total total focus. Rest reenergize and next. When do you got serious. Can i get nerdy. Clooney's yes we've joked we've been serious. Please take me away from this. I will bet you dollars to donuts which is a phrase. I don't even understand. Now bet you dollars to donuts. This game will be the most jaanus ball. Handler middleton screener. Pick and rolls. The bucks have ever iran in any games since they paired them up. And it's a play that i mentioned in my preview of this game and they ran it a lot because it caught the suns by surprise. It's usually the other way around. It called the sons by surprise a few times and game for their ended a bunch a member a few after game two added my sponsored segment. The most resourceful phoenix suns. The phoenix suns resourceful play the game sponsored by nobody. Because nobody cares. This is my bucks. My milwaukee bucks. Hey maybe my wooden holzer isn't adults made made out to be claimed the game sponsored by nobody because nobody cares right before the half okay. They ran middleton came up to screen for youngest. That's the alignment i'm talking about. You never see that okay. And the suns are a little bit ready for it and so middleton came off screen caught it and it turned into a middleton janas. Pick and roll the alignment. We usually see with one shooter on the weak side and two shooters on the strong side. Janas came in lob dunk. The sun's didn't know what hit him and on the side with two shooters. They'll running like an off ball flare screen. Actually you know what that was. That was a phoenix suns style. Play all the sexy cool stuff that the sons of received so much justifiable credit for the bucks. And i it again. I think they only ran fifty. Five janas middleton pick and rolls the whole season before this game. I bet they ran ten this game alone. So that is your sponsored by nobody milwaukee bucks mike. We didn't hosmer is not adults out to be play of the game right before the half. And i just thought that was really smart. Like a little window into their adjustments. They tried new stuff. And that's what's so cool about finals right. All the you get to this stage. Two teams are so good. I wonder if you actually might remember some stuff from from your finals coach. Like it just forces you to stretch your playbook to places you just haven't taken it before because the defenses are so good you have any memories that are whether it was their luxury like stuff. You ran as like. Maybe we haven't really done this like. Can you remember that while you guys are probably remember that both thumb. Pascal and fred had incredible fourth quarters in game six and that was a lot of that was we. Were we. Were trying to get draymond out of the play So he was garden kawhi and virtually wanting to do anything to go not have to have him involved either on the pick and roll or in some weakside where he could still get in there and steal so we ran a lot of you know when you would think. Maybe it'd be kyle and collide pick and rolls pascal. Fred pick and rolls and fred at four threes and fourth quarter. I don't know how many people fit four threes in the fourth quarter of a of a closing game on the rydell on the right on the road. So yeah tons of stuff. You're maybe not running a bunch of new stuff but moving the pieces around a lot in a game and sometimes you put in a couple of new wrinkles and the team hasn't taken out by halftime couple more seriously. It's it's really. Is something when you when you think about going back through. Some of those.
"janas middleton" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"After the game mollica was interviewing and she was talking about you. Know what do you do now. I mean what do you do. Is you're getting ready for this. You know you're close out. Opportunity at home and coach nurse was talking about the close out. Opportunity at home Kyle lowry had the three. That could have won. The game got blocked and was very memorable game. Durant with the achilles but Janas talked about you know just getting some rest and whatever but in all seriousness at this point where we are with our country These players gotta go into quasi lockdown this delta variant is is going. We have a bucks player the nasa and let's just be honest. I don't know what the contract rates and situation is but the nastiest is in contact tracing and Unisys typical workout coach with the raptors is in contact tracing. That means the honest is pretty close to this and You know hopefully everybody's vaccinated. I mean i'm living in a world here in In vegas with team. Usa which is going through its own scare and while i'm in vegas Because i'm going. I need to pass kobe test to go to tokyo. I'm very much not out at all. I'm very much staying. Totally motel room almost bucks and you need to stay out of santa of protocol. I mean the over. Wanna stay healthy. They gotta stay out of protocol because one way for this series to get To get squared pretty quick as if if they lose one of stars so You know nick. I mean this was your life. I mean you guys had it harder than anybody. I mean you know this is this. Is you know this is not new from eighteen to deal with. This has got to be like almost job. One for the next seventy two hours. I would think that's that's that is Gotta remain kind of current climate in times. It's gotta remain top priority And then you gotta like i already. I already kind of joked about it. But you gotta you can't get ahead of yourself right you can't get ahead of yourself. I i You got you know how hard to says man. This is really hard to win these games and they can go either way and the effort and performance and focus that you're going to have to have they'll hand you the trophy. If you win one more game you don't have to worry about the trophy get handed to you in the rings. No parades and and all that kind of stuff. And who's going to be there to see it. They'll be they'll be all kinds of time for that and and But you're right safety protocols. I in total total focus. Rest reenergize annexed. When do you got serious. Can i get nerdy clues. Yes we've we've joked we've been serious. Please take me away from this. I will bet you dollars to donuts which is a phrase. I don't even understand. Now bet you dollars to donuts. This game will be the most jaanus ball. Handler middleton screener. Pick and rolls. The bucks have ever ran in any games since they paired them up. And it's a play that i mentioned in my preview of this game and they ran it a lot because it caught the suns by surprise. It's usually the other way around. It called the sons by surprise a few times and game for their ended. A bunch. A member. A few after game to add. Did my sponsored. The most resourceful phoenix suns. The phoenix suns resourceful play the game sponsored by nobody. Because nobody cares. This is my bucks. My milwaukee bucks. Hey maybe my wooden holzer isn't adults been made out to be playing the game sponsored by nobody because nobody cares right before the half okay. They ran middleton came up to set a screen for youngest. That's the alignment i'm talking about. You never see that okay. And the suns are a little bit ready for it and so middleton came off screen cauda and it turned into a middleton janas. Pick and roll the alignment. We usually see with one shooter on the weak side. In two shooters on the strong side. Janas came in lob dunk. The sun's didn't know what hit him and on the side with two shooters they were running like an off ball flare screen. Actually you know what that was. That was a phoenix suns style. Play all the sexy cool stuff that the sons of received so much justifiable credit for the bucks. And i again. I think they only fifty five janas middleton pick and rolls the whole season before this game. I bet they ran ten this game alone. So that is your sponsored by nobody milwaukee bucks mike. Weidenholzer is not adults mandate to be play of the game right before the half and i just thought that was a really smart. Like a little window into their adjustments. They tried new stuff. And that's what's so cool about the finals right. All the you get to the stage. Two teams are so good. I wonder if you actually might remember some stuff from from your finals coach. Like it just forces you to stretch playbook to places where you just haven't taken it before because the defenses are so good you have any memories that are whether it was their luxury like stuff you ran. That's like maybe we haven't really done this. Can you remember that while you guys are probably remember that bowl thumb. Pascal and fred had incredible fourth quarters in game six and that was a lot of that was we. were we. Were trying to get draymond out of the play Sony he was garden qui- right virtually wanting to do anything to go out. Have to have him involved either on the pick and roll or in some weakside side where he could still get in there and steal. We ran a lot of you know when you would think. Maybe it'd be kyle in quite pick and rolls pascal. Fred pick and rolls and fred. Hit four threes and fourth quarter. I don't know how many people fit for threes in the fourth quarter of a of a closing game on the rydell on the right on the road. So yeah tons of stuff. You're maybe not running a bunch of new stuff but moving the pieces around a lot in a game and sometimes you put in a couple of new wrinkles and the team hasn't taken out by halftime couple more in seriously. It's it's really is something when you when you think about going back through. Some of those chess moves. You know something else You know the bucks obviously got down big in this game. The sun's just made everything in the first quarter. And i actually thought that the bucks at times played good defense in the first quarter they had good contests and essentially just having one of those moments. But this bucks team. They were down two. Oh to brooklyn nets had were down to oh in this series. They have faced adversity and the way they calm themselves And turned it around the second quarter..
"janas middleton" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"It is hard to imagine that if devon booker has three fouls instead of five that milwaukee would have won this game the way that he was playing the pull up jumpers. The those stopped. You know eighteen foot fifteen eighteen foot so he just he just goes up straight vertically and he's got the purest shot he was absolutely on fire when he draws his fifth valley goes out and the game. You you can just look at the play by play. It just turned when he was out and he had to. You know sit and watch it question of how they were up. Eighty to seventy six when he made that shot that you reference at the end of the third quarter and then he goes out with about eleven minutes to go and physically. I wrote it down. Which ten fifteen it was. Eighty five seventy nine. Eighty five seventy nine and they were. They looked like every time. Milwaukee tried something. They had an answer. And the answer was named devon booker and now they're answer goes out and it's and slowly milwaukee starts to pre back into it it. It sat at eighty seven eighty one for long time and then they just started walking back in and next thing you know. They're they're basket away and by the time he came back. He had lost his rhythm. He did make one shot after that foul. That should have got him out of the game but he is until the fourth quarter mike and bob. He was story of the game. Oh yeah he was the absolute story. Not janas middleton. He was the story of the game on an opponent's court in a very loud arena not like last year's opponents court when it didn't matter and i imagine he'll be the story the gaming in game five you know they're going on where you're go. What did he come back. And bob at five five fifty five five fifty five nine thousand nine hundred so then we lost. They lost three points off the lead with a he came back five full minutes of the fourth quarter when he was on. Fire is messiah. so yeah. That's that's part of that's basketball. That's the nature of that. That's part of the essence of the game Is do as an awful lot to talk about in that fourth quarter. There's no question the way best. Four twenty game. I can remember no seriously because of his. He is giving chris. Paul fits okay to. He's like it's almost like the patrick beverley treatment. Okay except he's not as annoying guys. I i i'm involved in another enterprise at times and A podcast in which i did with we. Our guest was tj mcconnell of the of of the tj told us unequivocally unequivocal. He's been around now and is a smart kid. Margai the best defender the best guard. Defending league bu- any question he said for him is drew holiday. He's the top analyst. Well here's chris paul's numbers five for thirteen. No three pointers. No free throws attempted Seven assists and while. That's all right line for somebody. It's not alright. Line the number. Mitch and turnover. Variety lives turnovers minus ten. There was a variety of different. You know they were Errant passes to nobody Then of course the most egregious one because that was unforced. Error that last one that we were talking about earlier of all what. What what what services a background to this is. He came into this game angry at himself for not having a good game in game three and he came back and had a bad game game. Four so i guess he'll be angry at himself. One have a good game game five. But you're right. Mike when you made the analysis of him a couple minutes ago He is you know. Look their superstars booker. But they're an interesting team. They're not like you know. Michael jordan and everybody else. Their superstars booker. But they need paul and eight and to have great games in order for them to win. Yesterday's appropriately is ample booker. Had forty two points on seventeen for twenty eight shooting. Wasn't he didn't shoot forty shots. He did everything you could possibly ask. They lost because chris. Paul had what i told you. An eight hundred ten points six rebounds but six points. Yeah here got a note to myself in the fourth quarter eight. No offensive roles so far princess. Six points bob. He's you know what but a lot of that is about jaanus. Okay and and his defense. We has been wildly celebrated okay over the last year but we have now seen it with the biggest possible spotlight on it and again. Let's go back to that play again. Because you can't the the only other. Bobby mitch. The only other comparable duck was lebron in the nba finals. Where he came from oakland her sanford sit. Wherever game was played to block. That shot literally came from out of nowhere to block that shot and that had a huge but that was game seven. Okay this was game four and now we have a best of three series. When you look at that play when you look at that play look at how far he goes down the lane to get to ayton and then where the pass was. It wasn't great. Pass okay but it was. It was it would have been good enough for a dunk. And then he makes a. There's no chance of bob. There's no chance of contact their bill. Russell is truly great. Play truly great. Now there's no question number truly truly great plays come when they have to come and turn a game. You can have that same block in the first quarter. It doesn't mean anything you have. That was one fourteen when things left and and you know. That's absolutely critical i. It's it's it's the highlight moment of the series so far again it'll be meaningless if You know phoenix takes blows them out in phoenix and then we'll be talking about yes phoenix's the better team. I mean this series has gone back and forth. Clearly as as you say there are no great teams bob in this. There's no future dynasties got. I'm watching this play. Mike and watching him block it as you do it and you know he. He slammed into the backboard as well like he blocked it in his arm. Went into the backboard. And you know you. And i have a broken arm and he just. It started calling. I mean mitch. It's how i don't know we'd have to stop time it with a timer. Okay a lot happened. When he went away from the passer a lot happened. And he's pretty much bottom. Mitch mitch pretty much at the top of the key right. When when what booker's what booker throws up the lob. Pass right yeah yeah. The lob pass wasn't great drew out a little bit but yeah he literally came down the lane blocked it against the backboard slammed his arm. The backboard came down and it just kept playing because he's just made out of titanium..
"janas middleton" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Forty points twenty four in the second half and this is another one right. He's a star. He can have these nights where he can win. A half for you. I don't think he can do all four quarters but he can win you a half and he can get confident he could get locked in. I thought in this series. I thought he was having a lot of trouble. Getting going against bridges. Then cam johnson would come in and there was always like crowder long is the throw at him and he was kind of having trouble getting this and then they find the unlock tonight with that. Little yanna screen i i. I'm surprised the honest green worked as well as the did. I don't know if the sun's reich we're getting tired at the end but it seemed like really easy points what's interesting about the forty that he had. It felt like he was missing. Some makeable shots a little earlier in the game. Like if you go back and watch the pap- abadie missed like five fifteen footers that were like you know. Seemed like labs from the fourth quarter Hot game for him. Start of something that they could take into the the last three years this just just two is where he can have a shitty game one night really good half the next thing because to me he just this. Just kind of seed. Edson ebb and flows like the ocean. I thought it was so good tonight. Because they they needed it because you know he took his first shot like eight minutes into the game and it was. Yeah it was a layup transition and then he had the dunk put back and he took two threes. That was his first quarter. Shot attempt thing and then we also continued the trend of us like apparently just hyperventilate. To the point where he has to come out after a couple of minutes and jared greenberg. At and t. When they were doing a previous game. I think it was against brooklyn like he tweeted out. Hey jaanus is leaving. The game is exhausted. And i'll admit. I saw the like our whatever like i'm sure it'll be fine and then he was on it early. No i'm here at the game and it's weird and now this is happening where he has to solve himself out and i think there's a weird part of it. Were offensively it. Same as booker when he is in foul trouble and he's out it's not like automatically like. Hey here's the ball back fix everything you know. There's a flow to this stuff. So i thought that in the times where you wanted. More from janas middleton carried him. He really carried him to close. There's so much room from on that shot. He's got hit those shots. He won that big jumper. Kinda going left to right. That was that was huge. And you're right like these fifteen to thirty three. There was a stretch before he had some of those makes labor like areas putting up numbers. But he's not necess- shooting at break but i think it's a bigger point bill like that's why i always say there's probably six guys maybe at seven everybody's list is probably a little bit different. But you know we give lebron shit or we give a shit. it's actually. These guys are like thirty every playoff dame no matter what again. It's just do you have the closing moments. And tonight middleton played like one of those guys. But i'm not going to be shocked if he ends up fourteen on six of twenty and one of the games. Either it's why. Anthony davis who has superstar talent. I don't really consider him a superstar. Either because i don't know if he can stream say last year while he had the moments right. He had a series where he looked good but then the previous series. You're wondering what's going on with them. And you know he he showed he can do it for a couple of rounds in a row but i still don't trust him. Yana seems like no matter how he's shooting no matter how he's feeling he's going to impact the game and i think that's the last level i superstar. I think durant there. I think lebron's there then kawais there when he's healthy Damon courier probably. They're you know they'll have games where they just miss everything. But i think that's just the nature of their jobs but the list is less than ten is my point is less than ten yes less than ten absolutely and that's why like when we have the draft coming up and i'll just read draft cops and it's like the fourteenth pick and they're going you know reminds me a little a luca and you're like jesus like louisville's another one right but lucas another one. You need to add. Because i mean it's not the playoff success. Hit the or james yeah numbers. If luca gets thirty it feels like a disappointment. And he'll get his tennis. Says he'll get all the stockton to me. It's like this. Is the next step for tatum right. He's at that devon same devon booker level where he can do it. He can look like a superstar the night but it's the consistency and it's also like how do i affect the game when i don't totally have it. That's what's been to me. That three honest games in a row also impressive for different reasons like he. We talked about it on the spot after game. Three like so overpowering in game three. And just like this one of the all-time i'm just gonna destroy you like i'm gonna tarantino movie type of physicality the whole thing and today. He didn't have that but he still figured out how to pick a spots. Had to do some stuff. I think his playmaking has been really good and the holiday was four for twenty in this game and it felt like janas set up. At least seven or eight of those in holiday just couldn't anything But to winnow game at home holiday goes for for twenty. It's kind of amazing itself right. Yeah it's all those extra chances. I'm you know i felt like i. Listen to you and koz after game three. And i was in the car being like okay. This janice run is incredible but eight and played twenty four minutes in game three. It was a massive rebound disparity in game two. When he went crazy in the third quarter he hit a million free throws. He hit his free throws. So i'm like all right so now he's making free throws a now eight and isn't even out there. So then you add in the fact that eight and played. It wasn't a foul trouble issue eight and was a monster on the boards. Good job i think trying to figure out different ways to keep it fresh against jaanus I've looked whatever my level of being impressive jonas was and it was very high. It's another level win or lose the finals. But the fact that you have a shotmaker in middleton i mean basically it was like to the you know how it always comes down..
"janas middleton" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Yeah and book are only ended up playing twenty nine minutes in the competitive porsche. Defending i have twenty nine minutes in the game. How much of that was competitive. Portion is is open for discussion. And i thought that drew holiday having having a big bounceback performance was a very important part of it. We brought up to the shots that he hit in the third quarter but the overall line for drew twenty one points five rebounds nine assists eight of fourteen from the field. Five ten from three plus twenty two game high in forty minutes of action still playing forty. Two in this game was such a controlled margin towards the end but holliday had some phenomenal defense. We already talked about a little bit on devon booker but hitting his shots and trimming out some but not all of the fat taking away. Some of those worst shots made it a world of difference. Yeah and i think he had a pretty nice passing game. He had some flubs early but then he threw a couple of really nice dimes to the weak side. Out of pick and roll. He had some really nice lay down passes like that one in where he gets. The steel goes behind his back. Gets it back goes up and then lays it back for portis at another nice passed underneath. I think it was to brook lopez. So yeah holiday. A particularly given the incredible defensive burden that he has a. I think pat contin did a pretty nice job defensively as well. There was one period where they just kept going after him time after time. It looks like yellow tired but he continued to compete in. That didn't end up really killed him too. I thought actually was more that the bucks were so worried about him and had over help on him or felt like they did and then they gave up a couple of threes there but really a very nice overall game from the bucks even in a game when they didn't shoot that well through the competitive fortune they had about a one thirty offensive rating in their only shooting thirty to thirty three percent their ship but at least they hit just enough threes right. They started three fifteen and then they went on a pretty decent stretch. This is a crazy stat from kirk. Gold's berry through three quarters. Janas middleton holiday had scored or assisted on all but two of the box points incredible. And when you think about how what you can get in transition that's often unassisted and everything else. Yeah i wonder what has had Two free throws or two dollars. Maybe the maybe they assisted is those free throws as well according to the cdc about a third of us adults report that they're not getting adequate sleep. There could be various reasons. Why but a simple thing that many people overlook is the quality of their.
"janas middleton" Discussed on Speak For Yourself
"Yon is only going to get better. And i'm encouraged by the bucks. I'm encouraged by this thing about it. First off you'll have to be no basketball analyst to realize that the phoenix suns are not going to go twenty five for twenty six from the free throw line and make twenty four consecutive frito set an nba record the difference in this game and we'll get too much of it later but the difference in the game was different than the free does. It was equal. Besides that was so yes. I'm encouraged jaanus hyper-extended his knee just a week. Ago comes back and gives you twenty and seventeen. And i'm like oh wait a second now. John is good for twentieth. Seventeen at eighty percent. What are you going to do. Is you get better. I remind all remember. James harden rush back that first game he was one for ten from the field o. For eight from three in forty five minutes all of a sudden next game harden star cooking again because he was getting more healthy and more healthy as time passed jaanus will continue to get healthier and the buffs will continue to get better. The other reason i am encouraged is because you got jaanus you got middleton you got your holiday. That's supposed to be their big. Three holiday cannot get much worse. He's been bad this playoffs with about two great games hidden air in between two holiday can't get much worse than he was yesterday. He was like self sabotaging this team so there was a moment in time in a game where i'm like jrue holiday. Who do you play for because you had a wide open. Three point shot the do pass on right there and then you got the ball stolen from you and they go down and get a bucket. Five point swing with eleven with it being an eleven point game at the time instead of it being an eight point game it turns into a thirteen point game. It was these small swings like that. That i hope y'all paid attention to and kat than we're the difference in the game that along with the free throws you have to be encouraged because of this as well. The bookstore ever win their first round games the only time they won the opening game against the heat a team in which they swept against the hawks. They lost the opening game against the nets. They lost the opening game. I didn't look to the bucks to win last night. Nor did you 'cause we ended the show with predictions and we told y'all be bucks. Were not going to win. If you are a bucks fan if you are fearing the deer there is still a lot to fear because after you saw that game last night with yang as their leader it only eighty percents still able to give you twenty seventeen. Still able to dominate. At times. it can only get better from here. Can only get better sir. You banking on that. And i could tell you you're gonna go to the bank and it's gonna say insufficient funds because i'm not encouraged by what i saw yesterday. We used to call a game like that yesterday. We're yeah milwaukee got out to a fast start and even in the second quarter had lead here near before the complexion of the entire game. They lost that game into mental scoreboard and obviously in the literal scoreboard. So we used to call it. Hit cools controlled. I mean you really stress us. We just got to a good speed and we just cruise. You know what that's be was eighty one point from the big three. Cpi three book at eton. And y'all got fifty nine points from janas middleton and holiday now you can sit here like you did and say this is going to get better one. Give doctor wyle his money. Dr walli told laughing. They go help me in my ego. I told you guys is going to be fine. And yeah this was going play and yannis was fine and janas did play but this banking on janas getting better desks where i gotta stop a little short. Because i know when players lose games they just simply have to look at the scoreboard to tell them but you know when analysts when it hosts loses the game. You know what he does. He isos a player here. So holiday one possessing rose forty eight minutes worth for this cook it out there that drew holiday an the entire books roster have come to understand you tell me that no team is gonna shoot like that again from the free throw line you say is never go happened again. This is bringing the number two free throw shooting team of all time. Only behind my clippers number two. But you say they can't do it again. Okay that's fine. You know what also won't happen again that the books will go out there and shoot like they did from the three point line plus team from the three point life. That's not the law of averages that you always profess so this is say that even itself out. They had their best three point shooting game. Two bucks did of the entire postseason. Now at coast comes back to you and say we're three most guys in. They're saying we win. No we ain't we get in handled out there bra. You get handed when you show up to three like they did in a game. That is predicated on the three ball. There's no signs of encouragement. There's only size of disappointment of what's yet to come so the reason. I rarely ever start a topic with my best tate on notice because i try to hold that big punch. I try to hold that right hook to make sure i can knock you out a little money just pepper you with my last year. My secondary retakes my left to hold on. Because i gotta make sure that i don't shoot my best shot to food. the phoenix suns did yesterday was crispell. Chris paul is good for one thirty. Plus point game a series. Why do we know that because he averages nineteen points in this whole playoffs okay. Second series against the nuggets. He had a thirty seven point game of his aides. That was one of the highest. We'd ever seen in playoff history. Closeout game chris. Paul saved his best shot. Bang knocked out the nuggets next series against the clippers. Chris paul forty one point. Game closed down gain off career-high. He saved his best shot last game in the series. Boom knocked out the clippers but opening game against the bucks. Chris paul averages nineteen points a game in these playoffs. Thirty two point game so it appears at least that chris paul boom through his knock out blow in game one every time chris. Paul has dropped thirty plus points in the playoffs they win. We know they're going to win. Because you're getting an additional thirteen points a game from a guy who only scores nineteen points. A game you're getting an additional thirteen plus points per game. When chris paul gives you his thirty plus when he scored thirty plus against the clippers knockout blow to got knocked out. Send them home. Pack your bags hunan three when he scored thirty points against the nuggets knockout blow pipe. Bex kabo on three score thirty points against the bucks just simply wanna know sons. So the suns gotta be encouraged. Because you just took chris. Paul shot not to say devon booker and got one for you say that. Say it eight and might not have something for you but chris. Paul who you know has one in the chamber. He got one in the clip and he is going use it and use it already. He got them that dub instead of using it for the knockout blow. You already know chris. Paul used it. If i'm a fan. I understand okay. Good we lost the game. We were gonna lose when chris. Paul scored thirty anyway. Usually he does it to end a series. He did it to take us up to take them up one. Oh it's all good. It's not all good but everything you said was correct. 'cause chris paul's out there playing legacy leverage like in the in the moment and for in tallahassee for his legacy and is leverage we did it honest. Just if i'm chris paul i'm gonna book like go out there and ball harder because i need this to erase some of the stains on my resume. That people been clowning me. A ridiculing me wit for so long so understood it because paul was go. Run at first of the vote hundred. Like hundred like okay. I respect that. But here's the problem at you. Take that first punch your milwaukee. You're sitting there like that's it come on. Here's the problem. What's the problem you ever see them. Do they got them ears and cauliflower and you know what. I'm used to taking him gay. Yeah you didn't see him because he had a hoodie on you. Oh you five seven thirty on. Did he took over here. Cauliflower ears you like. Is that d andre. That that book. Oh hell no because guess. What an hour game be real beginning of the game. I love being on.
"janas middleton" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Joy taylor's a little under the weather today fun weekend. Lots of great basketball than i. Watch my watch for about an hour and a half yesterday and outside of jon rahm. I've never seen moore great golfers go into the tank simultaneously So grab relations Scotland's jon rahm who the poor guy got a great story. Great story I found myself rooting. For jon rahm. He's one if you don't follow golf. He was leading a tournament a couple of weeks ago and signed the score card wrong or something cova did it was cohee had covid. He got eliminated. And you're like oh. This poor guy was leading the tournament. Golfers go in streaks. And john ron right now is hot in so kovic knocked him out of a tournament he was leading a lotta people argue. Just let him play alone you know. They didn't their safety protocols so he comes back and all. The golfers fell off a cliff. Except jon rahm who hit some huge pots down the stretch show tip of the capitol hill. Hemos a fun weekend sports. It was a great weekend for sports so much to watch such exciting games. I liked it. I loved it all right. Colin right colin wrong. Brought to you by jersey. Mike's fifteen seconds. Let's give them love. The grilled portobello mushroom swiss sub delicious. Gotta try it fresh ingredients. Make a sub jersey. Mike's be a sub above colin. Right collin ron here. We go where colin was right on this for two years on embiid and simmons very talented work. They can't play together and they don't get along and so i do think this atlanta series needed to happen. Ugly better team lost to an inferior roster had leeds. Couldn't hold them. This is this is what had to happen because embiid and simmons are so talented. You're going to keep. Its the hollywood couple. They look beautiful. They're both successful. it should work. You gotta have a blow up. And they're driving home one night and go. Yeah we don't this isn't work. We're not good for each other. This is what you needed. Nobody can dispute it. Embiid simmons and we call it. It just isn't a championship fit. Where colin was wrong. I said on devon booker said great. Talent is the a leader. I don't see the leader thing and yesterday. I thought he was really a leader. No chris paul not only did he have forty points triple double. He became the assists guy. That is what a leader looks like. Not just the forty points. Lot of guiseley can drop thirty and forty points grabbing game one by the throat controlling it taking all the big shots in a huge third-quarter remember the clippers. Were a little gas because they just came out of a longer series had no rest so you knew the second half of the clippers. They could be a little fatigued. They were he comes out in the third and just takes the game over the nba's got a ton of talent. Not a ton of leadership. And i thought booker yesterday delivered their where colin was right. I picked the bucks to win the east. And i said what am i. Two reasons was. Health janas middleton. Pj tucker aren't guys that get hurt and really in the end health. Why they one day were fresher down the stretch. And i when i made the pick i said you know. I don't love them but embiid gets hurt. All the time celtics jalen brown was out. I said lebron on a if they get to the finals. I picked him to beat the western team. Which i thought would be lebron and you you look at kevin durant hardin kyri. They have injuries. So you know other than dante stevenson's senzo even though they they really haven't had an injury and if you look at their roster it's a bunch of guys who are sturdy players who don't get hurt much and as we know of the last four years that can be at the toronto raptors have a title because they got healthy and the warriors fell apart where colin was rilo. Doc rivers defend him. But i did think he's lost now. Nine game sevens. And i thought the sixers were a little too much ice. Oh ball. I'd like to see more play design at some point as much as i like. Doc the clippers now appear to have better chemistry. Then they did one. Doc was there and the clippers appear to be a little better without kawhi leonard. When doc is there philadelphia's issues are not all doc but you know i defend them a lot and another game seven with a lead. You're at home. You should win it. Any lost where colin was right. But the reason. I was critical of brooklyn. Was i don't understand choosing kyrie irving overstaff. I don't understand choosing. James harden over staffer clay as a teammate. I don't understand choosing steve nash. A rookie head coach. Over steve kerr. I don't understand choosing the ownership of the nets over the ownership of the warriors in the end. This is how it should have ended. Kevin durant having to carry a team because james harden in the playoffs wasn't consistent and kyri wasn't there it's not about just choosing talent. There's a reason lebron chose d. Wade in bosh. They were not perfect. Fits for him. D. wade really has a lot of his game. Athletic not a great shooter but it worked because lebron trusted the intelligence. The big game ability of d. Wade chris bosh wasn't a perfect fit. They kind of pushed him to the outside clear the lane. It's not just about talent staff. And clay and kerr and bob myers in draymond were a better fit overall emotionally then brooklyn where colin was raw handed. The on us. He averaged thirty two in this series and he was a man in game seven. I've said facing the league is nonsense. You can marginalize his game. He can't shoot. Buddy works on his game and i thought he was fantastic and he was also very aggressive in game. Six and game seven late in the games and simmons and him were both timid earlier in the series so he kind of turned his game around the closer to the basket after they were down oh to he averaged thirty. Four and almost fourteen rebounds. He was the difference good for him where colin was right. I have speculated ever since i on came into the league new orleans won't be big enough for him. New orleans is big enough for a football star. I don't think they're big enough for zion. Shack was too big for orlando and story came out last week. That zion's family wants him out. Chris paul wanted out of new orleans. Anthony davis one out. Zion wants out. They're all great players but new york city doesn't feel like a college football town in new orleans doesn't feel big enough to have a superstar basketball player. Zion's a good kid but let's be honest here third year going to have their third head coach. It just feels like they're reaching and seeking and searching and it's not a stable franchise zion's family consensus. It where colin was wrong. Have whipped on ben simmons. I thought i mean he didn't have a sh he didn't shoot a single shot in the fourth quarter. The last four games. What i said when he came into the league. I said this is an all time guy. This is this is magic johnson but a better defender but his games getting worse. The great players work on their games. Simmons appears to be at times indifferent to getting better at his obvious witness liability. Can't shoot. I've said forever. I would've taken simmons over embiid because of embiid's injury history but right now is really reclamation project. He's closer to rudy gobert. Lebron james player where colin was right. Got my doubts onto a five picks in one practice last week. now. I know it's a practice. It was raining but the last four things. We've heard onto a who. I'm a cynic of the last four times. He's been in the news bench for.
"janas middleton" Discussed on Get Up!
"Spectacular night from kevin durant and the brooklyn nets game five against milwaukee. The story early chains guarding it out making the return from a hamstring. He would play most of the night he would struggle particularly first half gophers six from the poor with two turnovers presence. Team to lift is deep. He was out there doing good but the nets would struggled mightily in the first half down. Sixteen into the third week and kevin durant would say this is about to become line night here. We got durant in the lane. Plays it up in good news just getting started ensuing possession durant in transition. This was his running mate last night. Jeff green seven eight from three twenty seven points nets creeping back into it. They're down nine final minute of the third durant. Good the six point game into the fourth quarter under nine to play now with into the rain using the screen. My goodness that's their first lead since it was two nothing just over five minutes now. What a game nets lead by one the rain mid range over middleton yes. That's why three a buck twenty to go down by two janas goes to the line again down by two crowd smelling blood. I one no road. He'd make a second to one point game under a minute ago. Still one point track clock winding down. Here's the biggest moment of the night. They've got him trapped two seconds on the clock one second of knocked down. Kevin durant could not be stopped. That's up by four thirty seconds ago. Mets leaders to what are they going to do. Janas middleton janas. They lose it. The red hangs on covered the rain. Forty nine points. Seventeen rebounds ten assists played all forty eight minutes. The nets wit. Oh what a night. I.
"janas middleton" Discussed on Get Up!
"And we are back on. Get up shaping up to be just a remarkable morning. We are alive as always from the district in new york city Which is brought to you by chase. I'm green that's grazziano. We've got louis riddick. Dan orlovsky standing by. We've got pj carlesimo. And seth greenberg standing by because we got football to get to a few minutes but it begins with genuinely one of the greatest performances in the history of the nba season. Let's get right to the game of the night game. Five nets bucks. James harden make his return guiding it out but struggling that held scoreless in the first act over six from the floor. Two turnovers most shots he's ever had without scoring and postseason happened is korea and the nets. Were down sixteen halftime. But hold everything. Kevin durant happened in the second half midway through the third east heated up. Kevin durant efficiency was his middle name last night taking straw and you can't stop it ensuing possession. He needed someone with them and last night that someone was jeff green seven. Three's on eight tries twenty seven points. The nets are in under forty. Seconds to go in the third. And that's nine again. The six point game going four hundred nine minutes ago nets down by just to the rant using the screen pavon durant gives the next league for the first time since it was two nothing. What a game just over five minutes to go in the fourth next lead one during great role by about twenty to go box down to janas at the free throw line but an adventure. That's been through this entire series bopping. No good he would make the second. It's a one point game under a minute to go still a one point game during headaches huge night but this was by far. The biggest shock shot clock winding down two seconds. One second elevator and not down the three in the face of chris middleton the nets a four point lead thirty seconds ago. That's up by two last chance. Janas middleton turn it over and that's all she wrote nets pulled onto win kevin. The rain forty nine points. Seventeen rebounds ten assists played all forty eight minutes. What a night..
"janas middleton" Discussed on The JJ Redick Podcast
"Get him cutting you get him running off screens you let you get a point guard a real point guard set him up now he can become a debt to me is the best of him. Well that's the good part about the balance because drew holiday is also a guy who doesn't consider himself appear point guard. He graduated as himself to guard right. And so you have these two guys. Don't really three. Janas middleton and holiday. None of the three are necessarily run high. Pick and roll all game long right. Distribute the ball get buckets. They get their buckets in different ways playoff of others all three of them. And so there's this nice balance among the responsibilities and the ball handling duties for all those guys and then he writes in some other guys steven jones o'hare and they're you know food you got different guys and they say as eighteen. None of those guys are all i'm saying is and middleton included. None of those guys are best suited for and you see this all the time in. Nba games the clear out. Now here's my guy versus your guy you know. Were down by one now. We're going to clear everything out and you go score. You know it's it's not there but but as a collective and that is the difference between them and you know you watch portland game you get that clear out for lillard you watch some of these other you know. There's a lot of the league. That's just how they play it out the at the end of these games and that's not the strength as much with them as just i so go get a bucket guys. I mean like i said earlier. They're lower volume guys but they're still efficient. So this season forty seven players have logged at least two hundred possessions according the second spectrum number one in efficiency his no surprise. It's kevin durant number. Two is no surprise at steph curry and scoring efficiency three bean but fourth is drew holiday. Tenth is chris middleton. Why have two guys in the top ten out of forty seven in points generated from their isolation so that could be them shooting passing the ball to a teammate. That the bucks in when we talk about their balance. I think this kind of hits on it because you don't have to have your holiday do at every possession you don't have to have. Chris middleton it. They can do it when it's the best match for them. So it's like a lesser version of what the nets have offense when the nets you have katie kyri and james harden these ludicrous level scores. Who can pick an attack those matchups with the bucks. Those these guys aren't that level but they still can logically take the same approach at the end of the clock when it's running a pick a role running an isolation to find the best match up. I mean having that level of talent alleviates the pressure off of yasu that and he and instead he can be the guy who setting the screen when it's off the ball. That defense is still need to account for. Because he's always such a threat on the court. So i feel much like you curse stronger about the bucks and their chances in the postseason though. There's still a lot half the proof how they move with so good so outstanding because now and they've locked them up. So what are you doing. Yeah you give away. Low first round draft picks. And just i mean.
"janas middleton" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"A. D. E.. N. C. E.. All right we've We belabored this point enough. Let's let's move on real quick. Now I mentioned Jaanus there have been some developments this week on the bucks. Front. Everybody got really excited over the weekend because he unfold everyone besides his direct family members on instagram that includes all of his teammates and basically everyone else. That is a strange move that I'm sure a lot of people by surprise he also met with bucks ownership. Sounded like in a multi hour meeting according to Adrian Woessner ASCII OF ESPN DOT com it sounds like they talked about ownerships commitment to trying to win I. believe they committed to pain the luxury tax and explored possible options to to improve the roster and everything else Josh be sending in a an email. Michael. He wanted to know What are your thoughts on getting Chris Paul to Milwaukee in return for a package that includes Eric Bledsoe I'm sick of watching bledsoe failed to make an impact in playoff games and buds lack of ability to make adjustment renders this team so easy to stop when blood so is on the court with us as much as I believe in Jaanus, Middleton Janas needs to be surrounded by shooters and adding Chris Paul to aid orchestrating a smooth flowing offense would really really help the bugs could utilize him as. A bucket or in and clutch time to alleviate pressure on Middleton because Jaanus does not seem ready with his new moves in crunch time Chris. Paul is savvy could help cultivate a nice team chemistry with Janas Middleton as they grow with the game and he says bonus I live in Lacrosse Wisconsin and it's absolutely beautiful with the bluff surrounding the Mississippi River and a dense population of bald eagles. So you guys should make visit what a pitch what a pitch from our Guy Josh Be. He knows which buttons to push to get me excited. Michael. Just talked about the birds. You mentioned the Chris Paul idea trading earlier to Philadelphia, and I think a lot of people came right out of the gate strong with Oh Chris Paul is going to be the solution for the Milwaukee Bucks what do you make of that talks ep three to Milwaukee, as possible would it help? Would it get them over the Hump? Does it sound better on paper than it would in practice? What do you think? I mean I I love it. Theoretically I don't know if Oklahoma City is super plumbing. We know that they kind of went ahead in the opposite direction I would presume based on. what happened with Billy, Donovan? But. I don't know if this is the best package they could get like Eric, bledsoe. I guess like you know there's some contract filler in there for sure like you're sunny. Sova do they get Dante di Vincenzo or a first round pick? That's not you know a very high first round pick. So I think it's I. Don't know if it's like that feasible. But then also at the same time, I'm kind of looking around in a Mike..
"janas middleton" Discussed on Premium Hoops
"Welcome to another edition of the premiums. Podcast I'm your host mark. Schindler coming at you with my boy. Nate they hired unit in great mark. How you doing good dude good. It's spent a long week kind of ready to talk some shit about basketball missing basketball so much like the other day was like I think day forty five without basketball and I'm feeling it yeah with the NFL draft going on. I kind of forgot about basketball for like a weekend but I'm back in it now and reminiscent videos again. Yeah Yeah I I've been like just doing some kind of Raynham dives teams and I watched some old Ray Allen. Ai Games from when IRA was still at the boxing had the dope. Jersey's just not the same and I can't. It doesn't keep you interested long enough like I know the scores however that works out like I WANNA. I know it's so different watching like even like when I pull up players highlights or like watch clips. I just know the shots. Go in though. It's just not the same. Yeah exactly. It's like loyalty. No that racecourse. Forty one points in this game so he's GonNa brick like three or four shots down the stretch now. I mean it's just it's not the same and I made the mistake of watching a game two of the Eastern Conference finals from twenty thirteen last night. the Pacers win that game lose series in seven Roy? Hibbert was confident in that game was a total beast. And what is a Kobi's after twenty fourteen while during twenty fourteen actually but anyways we're talking about today we are last pod was talking about some of the greatest duos in NBA history. Where they kind of placen in history and what made them great. And now we're GONNA talk about the current best duos in the NBA and kind of tear them up a little bit. So I have. I have five years. I believe you have fighters as well. Yeah I do before we get into it. I WanNa talk about the criteria to be considered a duo First off the number two player can't be like it can't just like say this was like the twenty whatever cap. The can't be Lebron than you know. Dana Booby Gibson. Like that's one of our. The second player has the least all-star caliber. You doesn't have to be an all star or all star team but he's going to be like a sub all star level. I am criteria on the way. I ranked them you. You gotTA think about how they fit together is easy to have two stars that don't fit together in rank near the top because they're both really good but if they don't fit together they would slip in my rankings About you I assume you something know. I did totally similar. I think context is key. I always say that definitely important. When you're putting star players so my top tier I got. I got three pairs of duos. Here the pretty obvious if you ask me. They all include probably the three best players in the NBA. Salacious bucks and clippers. Duos Lebron Eighty PG in Yaas in Middleton but you've talked three so actually. I broke them into two tiers. I have ooh Hoo guess so. It's actually really funny. I have my top tier is just Lebron. Anything Davis on their own and then my second year which is contending. Duos Paul George and Yoenis Middleton so I think just for me. I think you you stack it up. Lebron ad or two of the top five players in the league. I just think that as duo like because like the way that we're looking at this it's like you're not taking with the team they have so we're let's say we're taking this duo and putting them on. Samson's anybody else. No No. You're good and so for me. I just think Lebron ad as to individual players. I mean the complement. Each other extremely well and their talent. doesn't Overlap in too many ways and I just think that they're the two best players who when he put their talent together You get the most out of it. You can basically fit any any three other guys not starting five. Then they're going to be best. Start in five league or whatever Acharya Pg Yukon to need a little more a little more like the right to pair with him. Yeah I think like for me so I I didn't. I would've put pgn quiet there. If I wasn't concerned about health stuff which I know you know we're not necessarily taking that into account but for me. I think that's important because they haven't even played that much together this year. I mean they missed like they didn't play half the season together so I think that incorporates. A little bit for me And then also with Janas Middleton I just think Middleton is I mean. He's obviously incredible not to bring him down a peg but just being realistic. He's not on the same level as those other guys and to people who say that. He's on the same Paul George. I'll tell you you're wrong. So yeah that's that's why have the way he played. This season is ninety to ninety five percent of what PG I can't say no no no. I never said that I'd never said seventy five percent of what. Pg was lash. Amy He's GonNa make an NBA team this year. No longer team. Yeah Yeah I agree. I agree but see. My point is not fit for with the honest to exactly exactly and once again. This is not me trying to tear down Milton. I'm just saying Paul George was finished. Third and MVP voting lashing rightfully. So He's a guy who can carry a team to a first or second round playoff exit so I I think Middleton is the one guy on a team I mean we've obviously never seen that before but I'm just speaking honestly. I think I'm nitpicking here But all right so those year topped So those are your top two tiers as well. Did you have any other those from my top suits? Here's I did not have to okay so my Mightier to is five to us I'll speak on a speaker forum. I will not four. But I'll mention for him in the fifth one I'll wait because I don't think you're going to have more peer so I have Stephan Klay Luca poisoning us. I've Yokich and Murray and hardening westbrook really. Yeah I think this might differentiate but we are definitely. We're differentiating for sure. Because did you not have drank? Stephan Klay Carr's injuries While I just did now because I realized that I did not rake Steph. Plays because of injuries. You didn't thirty ranked team in the league this year. No I did but they. They didn't play together. Also there's no net rating for them. Yeah true also you sorted it by net rating. Yeah sort everything out by now is kind of like a guide But yeah so I mean that I am interested in your fifteen but I saw in tier three. I have tatum Brown and for me. This is darker so by that I mean like a team. That is more than likely like if if you gave them a run in the playoffs and you send it a hundred times. I think fifty out of one hundred times. They find a way to the Eastern Conference finals or just do a conference finals. Probably not a title contender. But they have a chance to make it there. So I have Brown Siachen Lowery Lucan. Kp and Stephan Klay Okay so we have looked KP. We have stuff from Klay. I do have tatum. We'll get to that eventually Who's the other one? You HAD SIAKA. Malaria having them in the next year Yeah the after what they did last year. Obviously that guy but they were looking like they were going to be on the same track this year and I liked them a lot better than some of the groups that were going to mention the next year yet. They're both really good like their great great floors into my mind. Yeah I don't think the ceilings air. If that's your if those one into I don't think you're ever going to be retributive They're both like second creators. Your go to guy. I think the reason I didn't have there been no other ones. They have that Goto guided me. Yeah so I think this would be more of like their floors higher than the other groups but their ceiling would be a lot lower like you said. I think the document. Lowry's kind of like having the Rosen in lower. It's to really quality guys but somebody you don't really have somebody who you can trust your number one guy for an entire playoff series but I think that's this season by the way I'm not saying Siaka can't get there he can get oil yet totally Yes just for me. I would put them there because I think especially looking at this year. I think they both played well enough. The other where you could reasonably see them getting to a conference finals to to a finals. I'd be pretty surprised but eastern conference fires. Yes I yeah. We're we don't need to talk like that. That's not no no the the W- eastern conference's nanny better notice getting But yeah the I just. I think they deserve to be there. So let me Because you didn't have harder wash procured I understand why until until? Westbrook stop shooting threes. They weren't dude fit. We're going to do but I think fit at. This point is fine ninety percent of it because of how good hardiness But ever since the rest stop shooting. I think it's working just fine. The defense was definitely questionable. Pairing both both your guards. You'RE GONNA have to rock a switch everything scheme to even keep them engaged so adages having this year because they have the guy hardened like he can even though he hasn't won a championship in the finals. I mean he was a game away from Columbia finals like three years ago with C. P. And then you've got a guy like Westbrook who's been the phone finals. Even though he wasn't the number one guy He's been to the West finals and whatnot If that's your do I think you floors high and I think your ceilings yet. They were my first group out from the steer for me. Just because I mean yes. You mentioned that they've been playing a little bit better since. Stop shooting threes but at the same time hard and really tailed off. Once arrest started playing. Well he started off. You know he's kind of lawful before rushing started playing well but I mean his numbers. I don't want padded because that makes it sound like his stats were empty. And that's false. I mean he was playing incredibly driving winning basketball but if he didn't have the incredible start that he had his numbers look pretty horrific so I just think we haven't seen them be successful together yet. Like Russ has been really getting his shot and making stuff happen for everyone else but things really just have been clicking for harden over like the last. I'm Austin from carrying the team. I would agree but still I just. I'm not trying to be too pessimistic but at the same time I we just haven't seen happen especially if they were really struggling before the break occurred they. They dropped like quite a few games to some pretty lowly competition so I I don't know I mean. I think that they may be have this feeling to be in the exterior. Yeah Yeah I had them in the tier below this at first and the The other dual the tier not the fifth on the Yokich. Murray might be a little interesting because this one is one of those cases where the first guy is just so much better than the second guy in Jamal. Murray But drama is a good player. he's got some limitations but he's a good player they will plus eight rating together the season which is good if they're your duo..
"janas middleton" Discussed on First Things First
"DOT COM slash cadence Toronto Raptors hosting the box. Perhaps they conference finals preview. And it was gonNA take more than a champagne. Papi courtside trash talk to slow down the Greek Freak Jaanus with nineteen points nineteen rebounds and eight assists as the box. Become the first team to fifty wins. Nick can anything. Stop the box from getting out of the East. At this point the only thing that can stop them the only people that can stop them are people in their own building. Nobody else in the Eastern conference is going. I somehow some way the bucks don't make the NBA finals. It's going to be self inflicted yesterday. I'm watching this game a great night in the NBA last Toronto and Milwaukee in your matinee and then you get the game we just talked about Lebron Zion in the late game and yesterday midway through the second quarter of the raptors are leading the crowd. They're up double digits. The crowds fully engaged. And I'm watching it thinking there's the raptors saying we're the champs we beat you guys last year with or without the title still goes through us and I had food delivered to my house right around that habit and I went and got the door told my wife and daughters food was there. I got some plates and went back over to my office and it was tied gone for four minutes again. The game was tied a nice little pasta little shrimp. Yeah exactly and so and from that moment forward the bucks were in total control the game and that's what they have the ability to do so to me. The only concern for the box Antoine is. There's the Mike Booth Holzer with great teams in the playoffs. They he's he coached sixty one team in Atlanta. That team season ended with four straight losses coach to sixty one team. Milwaukee last year that team season ended with four straight losses. You might go to seventy windy Milwaukee this year. Will you make necessary adjustments if you have to and the other question for Me Antoine? Is Eric Bledsoe? Who is having his best season as a buck? Who's playing really really well. As a third option for them he was borderline playable times in the postseason last year they had the Malcolm Brogdon option. Malcolm Brogdon plays for the Pacers. But it's going to have to be something like this because I don't see Toronto or Miami or Philly or Boston. Any of those teams being able to throw a real scare in Milwaukee thing that bothers me by walking. They're very capable of doing it. Can they go on a road win and they have to go in Toronto and probably win a couple of games that it probably needs the conference finals? If they can go in there and do that they had no problem getting out. They are the best team they are going to get to the finals. Additions that they add it puts them on top. Finally I thought last night if Nick Marvin Williams coming in making a couple of threes to get him a guy was never played in meaningful games. Now he's in the jazz lab meaningful games. I think Wesley Matthews on his team having some really some real toughness and I think George George Hill and boosting. Our is not scared to play him. I think he'll set blessed though I think he'll play Giorgio late and he's struggling so they'll play up. Chris Milton to me has got better. We don't talk about him enough He's a fifty forty ninety guy. He's playing unbelievable basketball. You look at even the gay before this when the honesty and play me Chris. Military was unbelievable. His status has been great. I Robin Lopez. Add Him to the team to. They just stared dishes gets them over the they kept decor together and they brought him guys they can help their team and then. Janas obviously planet. Mvp level probably was going to get back to back MVP's and he wasn't great last now but nineteen rebounds eight assists way. He can continue to affect the game. And that's defend as he faces unbelievable. They're they're they're head and shoulders better than anybody. Eastern Conference Brian any injury. I don't see them. Not Thomas Final. I mean like Jenna. I don't think they're going to face a game six until you mentioned they're gonNa have to want to go. They have more road winds this year than any other team in the League has home wins. They have been so dominant in all. Facets I'm glad you mentioned. Chris Middleton because I said on the show yesterday that when we look at the dynamic duos in the League Middleton's the least accomplished any of the team hard and Rusk. Why Paul George Lebrun? Anthony Davis Janas Middleton Middleton's lease accomplished of any of those second-best options but he's having a better season than Paul. George is up to this point. By far he is having category sating leak category now absolutely I mean forty two percent from three twenty one points the night that Janas fouled out and he leads them on a nine to individual running overtime the other night to steal that game from Washington he is. He's playing the best of his life and that's critical and when you look around the East who's GonNa Stop Jaanus at this point like who's playing well enough to jump out in the east and say all right. I'm the one that's going to be insane in Toronto. It would have been Toronto all right. Well the box speech on all sides they extend their lead over the raptors to AAC Games now but before we go to break we want to get back to. Everyone's favourite rapper rake. He showed up donning championship. Bounce trying to control the box did at work 'cause these my favorite rapids who don't put me caddick not even knowing who's your reaction to drake bringing out the championship bill that I just found out about it. Probably.
"janas middleton" Discussed on KTKR 760AM
"One is the final. Congratulations to the Milwaukee Bucks as they head onto the Eastern Conference finals taking on the we're still awaiting vet challenger. And that's the the question. I definitely throw it. It's you guys Kirk Morrison here, by the way in for rich rich Eisen show, we do have two game tonight. What do you think? Sixes? We have what is raptors at seventy Sixers. We have nuggets at trailblazer. I believe right. Yes. Two great games kind of weird series. You gotta play the matchup game. If I'm the Milwaukee Bucks or as a fan now. Well, let's play the game fan game. If you're the fan like us who do you want what conference Eastern Conference final match up? You wanna see more D wanna see bucks raptors or bucks? Seventy Sixers from a star. Stand slice star standpoint star standpoint what the Sixers in there. They got more SARS. Okay. And they also bigger personalities. So we all know that Jimmy Butler thing at the beginning of the season forces, Minnesota, we've all seen. Joel embiid. Joel Embiid and all the things that he does on social media. He does a lot of talking after the before. And after the games Tobias, Harris, great player, Ben Simmons. We know dates a crash. The raptors who don't quite what it is one of the best players in the NBA. And we know he's got a weird laugh about it has no other teammates. And he's got Drake. That's pretty much about them that that is true. So the raptors second best player may not even be a player. It can be Drake. Right. Yeah. He's that. We know biggest stars. Only know nobody really knows about Siaka. I know that he's he's a young talent guided much about Mexico state aggies, by the way, how we know likes the no show and big game. So I think from a star point we wanna see Philadelphia. But I think if you're talking about a basketball standpoint, yes, I want wanna watch as much as Leonard as I possibly can. Because he is a top five player in the week. It's interesting interesting. I'm I'm a little torn between a think like kind of to your point you wanna see Philadelphia. But at the same time, I can see Philadelphia making a conference final and just completely laying an egg. Yes. But I can also see them going to the conference final in really just hitting on all cylinders. They could get blown out at home. Tonight. We don't really know which Sixers team is going to show up. It's really on and bead shoulders, and if he's healthy enough if he's motivated enough or into the game enough like he can be such a great player at times. And then other times he won't have five points in a pivotal game. Five like, it's really weird this guy. That's my dilemma. Or do. I want more raptors, you know, the the fear of the north, right? The north. It's it's Toronto north isn't to be feared because they've gone no showed in the playoffs each of the last couple of seasons. Do you wanna see Drake and a conference final or possibly an NBA? Final. I really got. He's just gonna kick keep shouting out people. We like our star who we know that was going to die because she's got the Drake curse honor. Oh, wow. You went there. Already the Drake curse had to. It's a real thing. Yeah. That's that's an interesting kind of look at it. I just think that Milwaukee. To me is a team. That's we knew that. We're going to be good. But I know they were going to be this good. I they got us. Take this big of a step right now. Am I still learning the players for the Milwaukee Bucks? Yes. I mean, we are was Janas Middleton brogden. We we knew those. But now you're starting to watch the whole team. And you're like, okay. Yeah. These guys actually pretty good. I didn't expect him to be this. Good. So yeah, they pay really well as a team together. I guess my question for you is when you look at the raptors, and you look at the seventy Sixers do you think they can give Milwaukee a series? Can they beat the box or the Milwaukee's just such an overwhelming favourite to come out of the east now tough? I don't wanna be a prisoner of a moment. Right. But you're watching this, you know, Cuco, and it was it was the question presented to rip hamlets in. We had on in the last segment was he had to play against a similar kind of, you know, stature of a guy in LeBron James. Like LeBron scores. I forgot about that twenty Frasier twenty five consecutive points. And it was just LeBron James beating the basically Detroit Pistons by himself just dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA final and finals in basically got swept by San Antonio. And I feel like we're going down a similar path. But this time is different because John is bringing this team on his back, and he gets to a NBA finals vs warriors rockets nuggets or Spurs. Man. That's I'm not been a prisoner of moment. But I really feel that Jonathan their team and building the holes or has done a great job. Really? It was to apply I'm relaxed year. I had a chance to see them. This is doing Jason Kidd is the head coach night before the NFC championship game. Okay in Philadelphia. And I watched the seventy Sixers up close and watch. Now Janas didn't play that night. But you're like man, they got some players they got some untapped potential. And that's put coaches can do they get the most out of guys who are your role players and Janas has some great role players run that I feel like he doesn't always have to be at his best. He's not shooting three pointers. He's driving to the basket. So to me. I think that they're the favorites. Obviously, they're the one seed they're the favorites. And I don't I don't know if Toronto is really what's resulted a poll question, by the way. Can we get to that real quick? Yeah. Sure. Poll question today. Guys, look at it. If Kevin Durant out who's the favorite to win the title through the warriors on there, of course, the bucks. Now, they're in the Eastern Conference finals and the field bucks the way forty two percent while warriors thirty two percent field. You know, everybody else twenty eight oh, man. Get ready for a lot of what is snapshots cameos of Aaron Rodgers, right? Yeah. Right. I mean, he's at every game. He's a minority owner minority owner. So let's get ready to see a lot of Aaron Rodgers everybody. Throughout history. There's always been a moment. These superstar players have their playoff moment where they take the leap and they put themselves in the top. You know in the pantheon discussion. I think we're seeing that right out with honest like he could be MVP. He could lead his team to the finals that I think we're seeing a guy that's going to be in our MBA lives for the next fifteen years. Like, he taking this leap to saying. Hey, look here. I am. He's announcing his presence with authority. I am here. I am Jaanus. And I think it's pretty cool. Watch sounds like a shirt, right? I am here. I am Jaanus. I got a copy here. I can't wait for that..
"janas middleton" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"Become the San Antonio is not it's not a big market. Not. I'm saying we have a history in the NBA where a small market San Antonio dominated league for ten years. Milwaukee could be the northern version of it. I mean, I listen to got a nice roster. Possible. Nineteen seasons in the Spurs assistant coach, it's it's pasta, and they just give an extension. To Eric Bledsoe. Yeah. They just gave an accelerate locked him up. So Janas Middleton. Eric Bledsoe, not bad. I think the difference between Dunkin and Janas who we're talking about guys who are quiet and just go about their business, but job Dunkin plays don't make the highlight reel Janas. Yes. A highlight reel that helps office he is. But he's also Janas he wants to stay in Milwaukee. He's a low key guy. Self-described low key guy. This like, I'm I'm sorry. This is what sells we're in LA. I'm telling you what sells and what we discuss every single day is not because we just wanted this decevante everyday is because we have to discuss LeBron every day. Lebron Boers us sometimes. But we know it gets number people like it and our interests like numbers what everyone's talking about. Everyone's not lining up to argue about Janas Janas. Great. And he's a good guy. That's that's me. So. Already earned his first all star game this season. And he's reportedly on his way to big paycheck as well. And anonymous MBA executives told the athletic. I think the Angelo is worth around twenty million annually. I think he turned the corner. I think he has a chip on his shoulder. He will be in high demand, and we'll get close to the max with his overall improvement..
"janas middleton" Discussed on Open Floor
"Wing in the modern mba he's very young and there's a lot of room to grow they're not going to really help next year which is you know have mixed feelings about because i feel like john wall at best has another two or three years before like his body really starts to go and it gets pretty dark so i would have liked someone who could come in and contribute sooner than troy brown will but it wasn't the worst pick in the world which is what i expect as your way too negative here that you need to write you glasses full you avoided all of your worst case scenarios they didn't randomly trait a pick you need players on the bench the point is the bar is low is you need to build on this positive momentum ear and you need to log on instagram and watch all john wall's workout videos the man is putting in work and you and i can't say we've seen that in the past in the past off seasons the daily grind that he's up to this summer he's out to prove point i'm used to john wall looking pretty bloated in the handful of it all goes to his face every time i see a picture of him in the summer so i'm glad to hear that i haven't i don't follow john wall on instagram i can urging exclusively report by washing his instagram stores he looks good okay good for him yeah i guess yeah i guess that's pretty much it i mean bowls in knicks do we have takes i really do think their fans might go home a little disappointed i mean not necessarily the star power just like the name recognition factor that you'd want from that the big market i mean that's actually something that's true with the wizards as well a troy brown yeah but not gonna move locally like the cavs just wanna stanley cup i don't ever every time when people care less about the wisdom what you sound like right now you sound like michael porter jr put him in the same conversation as yawn katie and you we're talking about markets and fan bases we're talking about the knicks and the bulls the wizards wizards are jeff green examples are katie and jaanus a good place la yo how how about vincenzo to milwaukee i like it it's fine i mean i think to me felt like coach but looking at his rostrum being best shooter who just need whatever should we can find right yeah and you know to space around janas as we talked about how they need to modernize the offense we've talked about how they need to get more versatile lineups interchangeable lineups they got into some situations where it was just like janas middleton three scrubs like that was their best five for basically the entire playoffs i don't know if he's going to be like an instant impact guy but he feels their most obvious need any also kind of fills you you can kind of see him in a coach bud type system yeah this is another guy where the bar is so low in milwaukee like he's not gonna be reshad vaughn and i feel like that alone makes it a win for the bucks i the only other guy that i was thinking about from a walkie would've been kevin herder who is kind kind of of he's giving off some joe ingles vibes to me and granted like most of the guys who looked like joe ingles are never athletic enough to really matter and hang in the nba and maybe that'll be the case with harder but but yeah absent that and surrounding yoenis with a dead i shoot her then defense oh is is a nice little gamble for them we'll see how it goes and the bowls the bowls in knicks here's the.