18 Burst results for "Jared Vanderbilt"
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"That's no guarantee either and still you do not want to eliminate yourself from the possibility of a generational type talent like Victor wembanyama and there's no guarantee you get them with a 14% chance with a top three bottom three record blah blah blah. I get all that. You have to put yourself in the running when you're in this position. I mostly agree with that. Look, I don't think that the front office's position on trading its vets have changed. I think Mike Connolly is still very much available. I think Jordan Clarkson, who has been fantastic, is very much available. Lowry marketing, I don't know. I mean, you're right. His value probably has never been higher, but he is 25 years old and at some point you're going to want guys to play around Victor Webb, but Yama, if you do get him, or scoot Henderson or whatever. So I'm not sure Lowry marketing that they'd be so quick to trade him at the moment. But I think all the guys that you thought were available before the season are still currently available. I just want to just dive into for a minute why the jazz are playing so well. You mentioned marketing. He's been absolutely outstanding. Averaging 22 points per game on just about 16 shots per game he's shooting 51% from the floor. That includes 7 of his attempts coming from three where he still isn't very good. He's creating mismatches offensively. He's been a solid rim protector, defensively. And he can get even better. I mentioned three point shooting. He's shooting below 30% from three, which is well below. Which is wild. Yeah, which is wild. Because he's a good three. He's a good three point shooter. Exactly. Last two seat and think he was 35% last year, 36%, 40% the year before when that number goes up, Lowry market is going to be even better score for this team. I mentioned the depth. One of the benefits of not having a star heavy roster is that there's not a lot of drop off when you go to the bench. They have, they have 6 guys right now averaging a double figures. Jared Vanderbilt is about a point away from double figures. You go from Jordan Clarkson and Mike Conley to Colin Sexton and Taylor Horton Tucker and there really isn't a massive drop off.
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And now, the low post. Welcome to. The low post podcast on a Friday morning after yet another Brooklyn Nets loss dropping the nets sixers and Lakers to a combined two and 12 to start the 2022 2023 NBA season and it is just a privilege and a delight to bring in one of the MVPs of ESPN's NBA coverage. A man who had the privilege on back to back nights I believe of calling the Lakers nuggets lost or win from Denver's perspective and the nets mavericks epic Luca versus kairi slash KD slash Ben Simmons airball to lay up loss for the nets. Richard Jefferson, one of the best, how are you? All right, first of all, I'm outstanding. I am overjoyed. What country are you wearing right now? Is it Portugal? This is a Portugal Luis figo soccer Jersey from my wife, then not wife, just girlfriend trip to Portugal many years ago. Everywhere I go, I like to buy something and I had heard of Luis figo and I bought a Luis figo soccer kid. As they call it. I took my kids, my wife's from England as we both loved the international women. My wife's from England. And so I took my kids to the very first arsenal match. Opening day, they got their first kits, they're locked in. They're locked in. They love it. So that's why I'm starting to understand a little bit more about the soccer kids. England U.S., what happens in your house if we play? Honestly, the men's national soccer team, they break my heart so much that I slowly have adopted England as like a supportive family member for the English soccer team just so that they could break my heart a little bit more because I've learned enough about English soccer. So yeah, in my house, it's not really a house divided. Dan had producer Dan is informing me they are in the same group in the World Cup. Oh, I know. They do drama. They do it for the drama of the world cups all about that. But no, no, no, look, I'll root for England, you know, the U.S. now women's national team. There's no women's national team. That's my team, whoever they are playing, I'm anti them. I don't care. Let me tell you something in my house. There is no question or debate about who I'm rooting for if Croatia plays anybody in the world, including like my immediate family if we formed a soccer team who would, I root for it, would have to be the Croatian national team. Okay, so before we start with the three team competition for early show of the year in the NBA, I want to start positive. I want to put those teams aside for a second. And I asked you, Richard Jefferson, give me one or two feel good stories around the league under the radar, things that are just making you happy as a basketball fan or a human being. Let's start happy on Friday. It's Friday, it's nice Halloween's coming up. We're gonna have some fun, start happy with me. Okay, so you told me this before so Zack is a very great, great, very great. He is a great prepper. And so he was like, hey, I want to do some physical. I thought about absolutely nothing. I was like, um, what does it feel good? I would say Utah's early start. I think Utah is really, really, because you just don't know when you get a collection of guys together. What's going to happen? Now, do I think it's sustainable? Do I think that this is Utah's goal by no means? But I do love the fact that for whatever reason, that locker room has decided it's guys, we're supposed to be awful, everyone knows the writings on the wall that they're going to sell it at their assets. And if they keep winning, they're probably going to keep selling. They're going to keep selling, as you know. So I think that part to me is it's a random, small sample size of how sports can be special, right? It's like the Utah bands, they were probably, here we go. And then all of a sudden you just get this burst of energy because your team just starts off well. They're playing well. You got a brand new Clint head coach. So to me, I think Utah, even though I don't think that that's the way it's going to keep going for them. I think that's a really cool thing because a collective collection of guys have decided that we're not going to just get our ass whooped every single day and do what the organization wants. Yeah, I think it's also a testament. I talked about them a little earlier in the week of how smart and adaptable both players and coaches are in the NBA. So like you looked at that team and you've seen other teams like this before, where they're just the product of two big trades. There was no plan to have all of these players together on a team. There was no thought process behind combining Lowry marketing and Kelly Olynyk and Jared Vanderbilt like we think those guys all fit together and all these shooting guards like Colin Sexton and talen Horton Tucker and tequilas we under walker and Jordan Clarkson who just want to chuck up shots. There was no thought process to that. But then they come all together and instead of sort of dwelling on their fit issues, the coaches and the players all say, okay, so maybe we're not a traditional fit but like, what are our skills? What do we do well? Lowry marketing, you're a good shooter. Kelly Olynyk, you're a good shooter. We're going to use you in a million screening actions and teams are going to have to decide, are we going to switch or are we going to give you pick and pop threes? If we switch, Kelly Olynyk, Lowry marketing, it's not the most graceful bully ball ISO game, but like do your slo-mo spin moves weirdo floaters and maybe teams will send help and somebody will be open and like all of a sudden it's kind of working. I agree with you. It's fun. Can I give you one? Please, I would love it. On a human level, nobody is watching this. Only the crazy people. Nobody is watching this. On a human level, one of the best early season stories in the NBA. Is Dennis Smith junior in Charlotte. Former watching that. Former number 8 or 9 pick in the draft I can't remember. Gets traded to the Knicks in the porzingis deal and is like, oh, this is the big chip in the porzingis deal. And becomes, frankly, like, a totally broken NBA player. Zero confidence did not want to shoot at all. And you know this, you're seeing it in Brooklyn. When you don't want to shoot, it limits every other part of your game because teams stop guarding you and when teams stop guarding you, there are no passing lanes or no driving lanes and he just became a broken player and he talked to the media. I saw this in Stephan Bondi's story in the daily news yesterday when the Charlotte hornets came to play the Knicks. He was out of the league and he started, I don't know if you saw this. He started and he said, guys, I'm not kidding. I started putting on weight because I wanted to try out for the NFL. I thought my NBA career was over. I didn't want to go play overseas. I told my agent, I'm not playing overseas. I think I can make the NFL. He's playing for the hornets. He makes the team and I don't know if he's on a two way or a minimum or whatever. I can't remember Rozier's heard balls hurt. All of a sudden he is starting and he looks like Dennis Smith junior again. I don't know what happened, but he's got his confidence back. He's popping like pull up twos off the dribble, Noah hesitation, shooting 50% from three, and I just love stories like this. Guys who reached the bottom rock bottom, guys whose confidence is so shot that you can literally see it in how they play. They have no confidence left. They have nothing left. They probably don't even want to play. And now he's back. I think that's a cool story. Watch Dennis give the hornets a watch. A 100% Dennis Smith. And again, the MBA's littered in these and history forgets them, but there has been Hall of Famers like high level all stars that were in this position, like Chauncey billups. You remember Chauncey billups, where he was bouncing around, didn't really find it fit. All of a sudden he's like in Detroit, he becomes like a basketball guy. I mean, you know, he was hit Boston. He was in Minnesota. You know, Kyle Lowry. Kyle Lowry was bouncing around, you know, and Memphis.
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Most able to draw defensive up in the league is they only generated 8 open threes all night against a team who's best defensive player is Jared Vanderbilt and whose second best defensive player is. Mike Conley at 30 whatever years old. So that's, I mean, I think that Denver will play a lot better, but just in terms of opening night what happened, that's almost a bigger, that's a bigger mystery to me than Brooklyn getting walked, but why I think is going to be a pretty good New Orleans team. Yeah. Yeah, and there's another one while we're overreacting. Man, the pelicans. They looked amazing. Zion took 17 shots at the rim. Wow. There will be teams. There will be teams that might not average 17 shots at the rim a game this season. Yeah. He is, as we've just been reminded, very vividly, very hard to stop once he's on the move. And he will chase his own misses and other people's misses and he doesn't need much room and he will find the room if it's not there. Just an amazing performance by him. And a lot of fun. Speaking of, hey, basketball is just being fun to watch. The pelicans wherever they end up this year, I think I'm just going to be a lot of fun to watch. So good deal. Had a few other things that were potentially on the agenda, but we'll do it again and get to those the next time Seth part now. Thank you for coming on again. The book again, the mid range theory, the podcast, which I was on and you go listen to us yammering there as well as Cullen shots on the Colin app, but also on Spotify and other podcast platforms. Seth, appreciate you my man. Thanks for stopping
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on Cancelled
"And either reddish or quickly and then you've got whatever Derrick Rose, maybe you consider it there. If you can get the added benefit of freeing up another draft, it's a more draft capital for trade. Makes sense? But again, you got to get that first and it's got to be, again, I need to sit down and really think about it. But it would have to be a strategically placed first round pick in order to undo some of the damage that the pelicans did. And then we're on polynomial accepted in terms of making sure that the Lakers couldn't move future first on pics. You would want to unwind some of that with the move. Long story short, we need both New York teams to figure out their lives. Figure out life, Nixon nets, come on in jazz, but yeah. Well, let's continue to talk about trades. Let's get into the bail back here. Because our first question has to do with this. And again, I just said, I'm assuming you agree. The Knicks trade is the dead last for me in terms of trade options. Are you with me on that? Absolutely. I mean, the Indiana deal, no brainer. Utah's got a bunch of pieces I like if that deal falls through. I had to explore stuff with San Antonio at that point. If those two don't work out and then yeah, that's definitely New York at the bottom there. Okay, and now I again, baby, the benefit is you don't have to give up draft capital, but what we'd have to see. But iron duds in our mailbag was sent down to my Instagram account, not Trevor lane NBA, said the jazz trade makes more sense than any other besides Kyrie. Love the show. Do you agree with that? I mean, we've been talking a ton about buddy hill and miles Turner and how they would fit. Yep. I think I might agree. If you can get Utah has so many different guys that you can fit into a deal, it just makes a lot of sense to do something with the jazz, if a Cairo trade is not is not available. I mean, my column, the Patrick Beverly, Jordan Clarkson, by ambar danovich, Malik Beasley, there's somebody I'm leaving out there. Rudy gay, it could be in the mix. Jared Vanderbilt, sure. I think Utah will be. They'll probably want to keep. But that's a name. That's in there too.
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Yeah, I think if the Lakers had LeBron KD and Kyrie, I mean, their defensive issues are still their defensive issues. In my opinion and would probably be exacerbated because they don't have Anthony Davis anymore. But I'm just like, let's not overthink this. We can have LeBron and Kevin Durant on the same team. What are we doing? Let's just yeah. You do our options. A hundred times out of a hundred. Yeah. It'd be a cool thought. It'd be a fantastic thought if it could happen. I just, I don't see any way that it would. Let's close with this email from Scarlett, who writes high pod and crew. As a longtime fan of the pod and the Timberwolves, let me start with a few questions. Why is everyone sleeping on the Timberwolves? Did nobody watch them last year or the past few years when cat played like a modern four with Jared Vanderbilt Taj Gibson gorge, or Kevin Garnett out there? Did nobody watch the jazz last year or the past few years where Rudy played with a lot of traffic cones? Did nobody watch the finals? Were Robert Williams and draymond green didn't have to be guarded at the three point line yet. Both affected the game enough to play major minutes. 5 out basketball is all fine and good, but it didn't make the finals last year. One of the most common lineups that jazz had over recent seasons was the following. Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell Joe ingles, boyan bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert. Place that against with the wolves we'll be doing barring a delo trade. D'angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jada McDaniels, Carl Anthony towns, Rudy Gobert. The wolves will have upgraded every position in the starting lineup over what is the best 5 man group that jazz have ever put around Gobert. What other team in the west can seriously even dream to have three all stars before Katie gets his wish to be on the suns? Best regards scarlet. Thank you, Scarlett. Great email. Very good email. We talked a little bit about this in our last show, Rohan and I did. I like the wolves. I like their team, I think that positive and bullish about cat and Rudy together in the front court. I think that they'll be very good. The criticism first of all, I should say just to address one thing like, I think it's valid to wonder if that at the four defensively is going to be a nightmare or not. Yes, he has played at the four. It is career. And if you look at the data, Minnesota's defense when he's at the forest has been atrocious. Every single season. So yes, we have seen that. We do remember understood who was around Rudy and all that. Again, I'm high on this. I would not be shocked if they are the third best record in the Western Conference next season. I want to see what happens in the playoffs. I think they'll be good. I don't think they're a championship contender necessarily.
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Players they gave up are not, they're not nothing. I mean, Malik Beasley was inconsistent, but he was okay. Patrick Beverly kind of the heart of that team last year, Jared Vanderbilt was a big part of their front court rotation. So they gave up pieces to go and get this guy. They added some guys, Kyle Anderson certainly makes some sense in that mix now as they're trying to form a playoff team, but I just wonder what they look like late in games and in the playoffs with those two guys because I get the comparison with the Cavaliers, but mobley's the guy that makes the Cavaliers work. I mean, Jared Allen is excellent at defending the rim, but mob was the guy that makes that team work. Now right. But those two, I'll just say just to quickly point this out. Those two defensively are better because of the amount of ground they can cover and especially have a mobley and the mobility that he has, but neither of those guys are like mobile is an evolving offensive player and can do some things with the ball in his hands for sure. Jared Allen is going to obviously put some numbers. He finishes a lot to remember everything else. But think about how much more talented and diverse an offensive game car Anthony towns has, which is what they don't have. So we're always playing this thing, right? Where you gain defensively lose offensively. But you are right. There is a concern that teams that are talented enough and versatile enough to play small without giving up too much at the defensive end could run one of the Timberwolves Biggs off the court at times or force them to make a choice basically between towns and Gobert and now you're not getting the full benefit of these two guys who are both making a shitload of money. Here's my other thought when this trade went down, I saw what the compensation was and the position to put Minnesota in. Did we just see Minnesota kind of become the Chicago of two years ago? I mean, remember what the bulls did. You know, a couple of years ago when they acquired vucevic and they went out and they picked up demar Derozan and they built this team. They signed Lonzo Ball. They built this team that you knew was going to be really good. But as you stack that team up against the other top tier teams in the conference, you wouldn't have picked them to win against any of those teams. You wouldn't have picked Chicago to beat Milwaukee, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston. They were in that middle of the pack. Maybe a little bit higher and certainly Lonzo's injury last year killed them on both ends of the floor. But that was a team that had a ceiling and still has a ceiling quite frankly. Did the Timberwolves just construct a team with a ceiling right now? And if they did, does it matter in Minnesota? Like you just made the point and we both talked about this. Two playoff series wins in the franchise's history. All happening in one year. Is it okay in Minnesota to be like the four seat every single year when a first round series and get knocked out in the second round? Like is that okay? Is that kind of what they're looking for at this point? Because, you know, unless Anthony Edwards goes to a stratospheric level, which is certainly possible. He's a great player. But unless Edwards does that..
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"They've given up Patrick Beverly and Jared Vanderbilt, both of whom are terrific, high level role player impact players on the defensive end. It's a lot. It's a lot to give up for Rudy Gobert and Rudy Gobert is a great player. Rudy Gobert is top 15, top 20 player in the league. He is a phenomenal defense unto himself. But shamit, when you saw this, what was your immediate impact, what was your immediate reaction that Rudy Gobert is going to the Minnesota Timberwolves? So when the trade first broke, there was no concept of the amount of picks that were going to be involved. So my first thought was like, oh cool, Minnesota's about to do something very interesting and they probably got a good deal out of it because I didn't expect Rudy's market to be what it was. Given that he has known limitations despite how good he is and he has an unbelievable amount of money left on his contract. He had signed that $200 million almost the full supermax that what he was capable of signing, he got very close to that full amount. And so I was like, well, given his positional limitations, given his offensive limitations, his market should be pretty tepid and Minnesota is taking an opportunity to lock in a very good team for quite some time because they just locked in Carl Anthony towns Anthony Edwards young star in the making. Obviously Jenna McDaniels, just someone that they prioritize there. But when the picks got revealed and you said three unprotected pics and then a lightly protected pick in the future and walker Kessler and obviously some role players that they had, I was like, they are in sync. I mean, that type of return, it's straight up more than drew holiday netted and the bucks went all in because they were on the verge of a title, right? They were coming up short in their expectations were to win a title. The Timberwolves, they were a play in team, right? There was a 7th seat..
Winners, losers from the Rudy Gobert trade to the Timberwolves
"A person with knowledge of the deal says senator Rudy Gobert has been dealt by the jazz to the Timberwolves for four first round draft picks between 2023 and 2029 along with Patrick Beverly Malik Beasley and the rights to 2022 first rounder walker Kessler ESPN first reported the deal and says Jared Vanderbilt is also going to Utah The AP is also learned that Chicago guard Zach lavine and trailblazer center Yusuf nurkic are staying put after accepting new contracts and that the Celtics have required guard Malcolm Brogdon from the pacers for a 2023 first round pick and 5 backup forwards I'm Dave
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"He is really, really good. I don't know. These rumors have persisted that they've been trying to move him for a while. Yeah, this literally baffles me. This is not the other 2019 should be lining up to try to steal them because I mean he is a $25 million a year player. So this is not a hit goes wipe that guy who buried plays for link right now one of my favorite examples of that is or was for years was Jared Vanderbilt because I was like every time this guy plays there's something fun there and he does stuff as soon as I was like somebody should try to get him in a deal in the Minnesota ultimately did. But I think so you're not you're not going to steal John Collins like that. Everybody should be making a phone call just to say, if you're really looking to move them, let's have at least a conversation. Sure. And so you can see where we're at because I mean, he is like, this is a guy who's a legit 2010 guy. In the league. Blake, if he gets enough touches. Those guys don't just fall out of trees. There are not a lot of 2010 players in the NBA. And in 24, to be on the market too. That's a 24 and available for trade. That really showed last year when they made that run to the east finals. He can defend. He's not going to make an old defense team by any means, but he can defend. So that's weird to me because it's not only this blazers pick here that we're here and maybe Collins mentioned. But he's being mentioned for other lottery picks, which that just seems insane, you are short of finding the next great yo, Gemma the draftee. You're not getting a better player than John Collins in the late lottery..
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And I can't blame them. Especially when you have coming into the teeth of the defense. That's where you want to be. You got to kind of be a no middle team against them because they're such paint abusers. The grizzlies. They just absolutely pound you and it's like, okay, we'll take our chances. Like Clark's not gonna hit from out there. Jackson's not gonna hit from there. They'll Kyle's not gonna hit from out there. Steven Adams doesn't play. And so I do love like you, Clark is sort of a vertical threat. A vertical stretcher. And he does that. I'm a huge fan. He was so crucial last night. Now, Jackson had a huge three in the beginning of the fourth that sustained that run. Which was just fascinating. You know, it was funny where it wasn't like one of these explosive runs where it was like, wow, yet it only lasted four minutes. But yet it was just sort of it was just consecutive possession. Then a stop. Successful possession, then a stop. A couple free throws by ja in a stop. Oh, Stan still lay up by Clark, then a stop. It was really odd. So I have more faith in Jackson shooting than you do. I think the shooting he displayed a couple of seasons ago was closer to what he's going to be. At some point, I hope so. And I think if they leave them open, he'll make shots. Or he'll or he'll drive and get to the lane. So I, to me, Memphis best lineup and they've leaned into it more as the series has gone on is morant, bane, Brooks, Jackson Clark. That to me is their best 5. I might start that lineup from jump street in game four if I were Taylor Jenkins. That lineup is plus 12 in 19 minutes in the series. You know how many minutes have played in the regular season? 6. 6 minutes total. That's like astonishing, even despite the injuries to jaw and this and that, that that group oh my God out there for 6 minutes. I like, I just like that lineup. I like the way it looks. I like the way it feels. And on both ends of the floor, I think that's their best lineup. I think I might start it in game four. It just feels like the right lineup for this series. Yeah, and by the way, I want Jackson on the floor. I mean, defensively again when he is not fouling, the hell out of the opponent, he is a God so effective to what they do. Well, and he's roving off Vanderbilt, right? They put him on the worst. He's one of those llana seats. There's nothing better than kind of a defensive player of the year candidate. As a help defender on a non shooter who can then just place in her field. Not so much in her field. I mean, can just rove. And it's such good rim protection. I'm a huge jacks. I really love Jackson's offensive player. I think I'm with you. I'd love to see him become a 36% three point shooter again. But right now, he's just not been effective. And I'm kind of with you on Clark is the starter. I do want to Anderson have considerable minutes. Again, I kind of like him almost as off the bench. I like him one minute when jazz is not in there. But I will always be sort of an Anderson loyalist. I actually think he has the top plus minus in this series for them. But again, we're three games in. I don't put a hell of a lot on that. How do you think morant has played? And how do you think Memphis has attacked what is for the most part this season and for large chunks of the series been a very aggressive Minnesota defense blitzing, hedging, all that stuff at the top. How do you think they've looked on that end of the floor? I mean, I think Moran has been fine. Has he played his best basketball? No. I didn't love his decision making last night. It's looked a little bit more like game one. But he's going to want to split that he's going to want to split those traps. And that there's nothing in the world that John marant wants to do more than kind of split a trap. And then it's sort of like what goes on from there. I think Minnesota did a really nice job on their back line for the first for much of the first three quarters. Jenkins after the game was just like, he has not seen activity like that from an opponent. And it wasn't just Beverly. It was everybody. They really, they were somehow able to both smother the perimeter and then still get. And that's why I think Memphis has to lean a little bit more on that lineup because if you have Anderson and Clark out there together, that line has been good, it's just that they're going to be able to help and rotate and do all those Minnesota things, but Taylor's right. I saw this comment today. They were, they're just so athletic and mean and run around. It's a scheme that was designed to protect towns because he's not a traditional one, particularly though he was blocking everything in freaking sight last night. And it turns out to be a scheme that fits Anthony Edwards and pat Beverly and Jared Vanderbilt and Jada McDaniels really well. Yeah, and they're going to need some. I'd love to see some more of those flares. For Desmond bane. Right, where you can just like, yes, they're keeping bodies in front of you on the perimeter. Just make it a little harder. And then by the way, and listen, that bane has been. I think they're most consistent offensive player in the series, really. It's been good. I like the playmaking morant in game two. He just commands so much attention. And look, this is the great sort of boost in his game, coming up in the next few years, is, you know, can he leverage all that attention. He can get into the paint. What is he going to do when he gets there? He kind of stuff blocked. I need at least three or four times last night. Another handful of turnovers, you know, on sort of outer edge of control drives. I mean, look, that's 7 or 8 9 possessions in a 97 possession game where you're kind of just coughing it up. It's been great. He's going to be great. For the remainder of this series, I have no doubt. But there is some, you know, there's still some floor generalism. I think to be cultivated there, because the decision making can be a little better. And it was a game too. One thing, they were setting those picks with Clark for him so high on the floor. And Clark is really smart about not setting them at all and like slipping out of them. So it's hard to do this. I thought they were way too high on my rant and should have gone under those picks and just said, we're going to dare you to shoot three point shots that we don't think you want to take. Now he's improved at that. You mentioned the flare screens.
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Rolls and all that and he's fit in with their team. I want to talk about their defense because the last two games before the all star break and I caught the Charlotte game and I didn't catch the Toronto game, but I watched some film of it. All of a sudden, this team that's been blitzing, trapping the most like Miami Heat, like peak Chris Bosch era Miami Heat, blitzing defense with towns at the point of attack trapping pick and rolls 30 feet from the hoop, putting the onus on the other three guys around the plate to rotate into the paint and then fly back out the shooters. All of a sudden that team for two games started defending the brook Lopez bucks with towns hanging at the hanging in the paint, dropping back on pick and rolls, even I was watching some of the Toronto game telling people come at me, like telling the drivers, come at me, I'm waiting for you. That was a sea change schematically. I'm curious to see if it's permanent. The reason they did it is obvious is because the league had kind of started to figure out that blitzing defense and okay, we're going to bait the trap Passover at ping ping ping, open three, ping, ping, ping, lay up, and if you look at the numbers, Minnesota has a lot of ton of threes and a ton of layups, and they were really subsisting on steels. And when the steels fell off and the teams opponents started making threes in a normal rate, the structure kind of wobbled a bit. So I know you noticed that too. You've probably talked to Chris Finch about it. This to me is one of the more interesting nerd storylines of the last 20 games. This is a good team that's trying to find an identity on defense, thought it had one and is now second guessing itself and asking towns to play a style that frankly he hasn't been very good at. He's not been enough of a presence at the rim. That's why they played this trapping style kind of to protect him. What are you expecting these last 20 games from how is there defense going to look? Yeah, so I think they were a top ten defense through the first month, month and a half of the season. And with that blitzing style, one thing that I think they came to realize as it went along was that that's really hard to play for 82 games. Like you heard a lot of people, a lot of wolves toward the all star break start to say, we're tired. My legs, this, you know, you get bumps and bruises. It's harder to close out. It's harder to kind of cover the backside and do all the things that they need in scramble the way that they were doing and rotate. And so Chris Finch kind of at the behest sometimes of the players, but also looking ahead to the playoffs, started to say, we gotta make some multiples, 'cause we are getting scouted and they are exposing all of these weaknesses. So they're trying to be more versatile with more switching with some of that drop coverage mixed in. And trying to kind of mold this on the fly and get ready for the playoffs so that they can kind of adjust the game to game. And I do think that trying to incorporate those things on the fly during the season really messed with the wolves a little bit. And they were looked like wasps sometimes they would switch to zone and they had no idea where they were supposed to be. And so I think that a lot of the 23 games down the stretch here, which they do have more practice time to is going to be geared toward getting everyone on the same page with being able to play several different styles because they know that one style will not be enough for them. And it hasn't been enough for them. But I still think after a week off, they'll come out pretty energized and they're going to need to against Memphis and Philly, but you're going to see them mixing and matching a lot more than maybe earlier on in the season where it was all just scramble scramble scramble, create skills, great turnovers and get running. I think they hit the wall a little bit with that. And now they're trying to kind of recover and figure out what they can do. Well, when you have Russell in towns at the point of attack, you know, that's going to be a place that teams are going to pick at, but that also means you have Patrick Beverly, Anthony Edwards and Jared Vanderbilt around that play. And that's a lot of nasty, a lot of athleticism and a lot of shade McDaniels off the bench. Jay McDaniels comes off to bench same kind of profile, like those guys can shut off the paint and fly back out, but you nailed it with, I think they're beginning to look ahead to higher stakes games and not just higher stakes games, but better offenses. The more shooting and passing the other team has the harder it is to sustain that kind of defense. And I think they do need to get more versatile. That said, I think you're right. I think they are pretty good playing that way. And that should absolutely maybe still be the base of how they play. It's also, I'd love to see them so much of the weirdest team in the league. Their last in defensive rebounding rate. Yes. And I think it's terrible. And I think some of that is their biggest guys are trapping 30 feet from the rim. Exactly. And also they're not awesome at boxing out. That's a whole different story. And they are last or worst in Valerie, which is opponent free throw rate, which is again part and parcel to, we're flying around. That means we're flying around. We're going to run into people or get behind the ball and reach. So I think they have one of the weirdest profiles on defense in the league. And I'm interested to see how that settles in. And then you throw in, go ahead. I would just say on that towns historically has been a 12 rebound 11 rebound ten rebound a game guy. And he's down right around 9. And a lot of that is because he has been coming out and playing the pick and roll and setting the high wall and he's not in position for those rebounds and that's part of the thing that they're trying with that drop is maybe they get him back toward the rim a little bit more one of their best rebounders can help with that a little bit, but that opens up some other problems as well. So but one of their biggest problems defensively is they just can't end possessions unless they are creating a turnover. And that's where they're getting feasted on here in the last few weeks. And then you throw in the sort of they didn't do anything at the deadline to upgrade their depth. And so their bench feels like such feast or famine where McDaniels struggled at the beginning of the season after being really hyped up as like always he is he untouchable and Ben Simmons straight talks and okay, that seems weird. And then he kind of found his footing and then up and down up and down Malik Beasley has been just all over the place, but he's up to 35% on threes. He's like, it's wild, but he's trending kind of back to his normal shooting percentage. Then you had like the jail and Noelle month where he was cooking off the bench and I Jill and Noel, God bless them. I think it is hard to fart sinks he could average like 30 in the NBA and a 100%. And then but he's now out of the rotation and McLaughlin Jordan McLaughlin's back in and making things happen so how is this bench gonna map out? I was kind of surprised that Noelle fell out of the rotation, frankly. Yeah, I think that Noelle fell out of the rotation because of defense. And when their defense was really sliding downward in middle January into February, Chris Finch went to try and find some other way and taurine prince's minutes went up and he started to hit shots as well. And so they tried to get a little bigger and a little just different defensive profile..
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"I don't know if Carl town's cares and he's a top ten to 15 player in his own right, but Anthony Edwards is going to be the face of the team. Right, so here's for football fans. The years prior to 1998 for the Vikings, the organization was down, it was scale, Randy Moss comes in and boom. It's a WWE crowd in the metrodome, the place is on fire. That's the kind of effect that Anthony Edwards game has on sort of the fan base. Like I've seen a couple of their recent games and the crowds have seemed like coming up. Through the TV, I'm like, is this a Minnesota game? This is loud. Yeah, they're coming up. And so Randy moscot bombs and Anthony Edwards dunks bombs. Like that's what he does. It's an explosive game that people really want to watch. And then on top of it, he has this personality that is that is really engaging. Here's the other thing right now that kind of factors into this that is totally unfair to Karl Anthony towns, but towns has been here 7 years. He is associated with the Timberwolves dysfunction and lack of success. Unfairly to some degree with the revolving door of coaches and GMs and all the teammates that he's had that have really not been very good. But he is on, you know, he's the face of the Timberwolves and that all of the Timberwolves years besides the one Jimmy Butler that went up in flames, they have been in remarkably unsuccessful and so he kind of is paying the price from a public perception about that where Anthony Edwards is the shiny new toy. Like he's the one that everyone just unwrapped at Christmas and wants to play and they're going to put their video game to the side and play with this right now. And so I think that's a factor for Edwards as well. On top of it all, cat my impression of cat is he very much wants to win here. He very much wants to be here and he has suffered enough losing already that if Anthony Edwards has to be the number one guy, he'll be cat will be okay with that. I'll tell you, you know, it's amazing what winning does. I mean, you think about it, how long are we away from draymond green on TNT saying, we gotta get Devin Booker out of Phoenix and getting fined for it, I think. Like winning in the wolves aren't winning at a Phoenix level winning, but if they win and this is a fun year, that cures like a lot of stuff. That cures all that noise about all the nicks or lurking around the corner and these teams trying to poach them and he's the next disgruntled superstar. Rarely are you on a winning team with an upward trajectory and you see a disgruntled man. You can be on a winning team in a plateau to downward trajectory and we don't need to talk about examples of those. There are some and see disgruntlement if that's even a word, but winning and young and rising, like that solves a lot of problems. 100% and I will tell you like I've been around cat since he came into the league and I haven't seen him as happy as he is right now, really since those first early days with KG and Ricky and when it was just all new. And when it was just, you know, he's the fun love in 19 year old rookie. Like he really enjoys being here and he enjoys Anthony Edwards and delo and in these teammates and he enjoys winning. And so, you know, he went through some dark days, these last couple of years. And I was the last time I was on your pod. I remember saying, get ready 'cause cat is gonna have a big season and he's done that now. You mean you saw him win the three point contest and just the smile on his face. It's just a really good situation for him. And I think he's a little more secure in himself right now too, where if Anthony Edwards gets a little bit more of the love from fans or something right now, I mean, he can be okay with that because Anthony Edwards is doing a great job of letting cat know that he's the most important part of this. And so cat feels respected, but mostly he's just got a good team around him. Zach, he and his first 6 years in the league, he had one teammate who made the All-Star Game the year before when he came on. He has not had anybody around him with the skill to compliment him like he does right now that gets along with him and they all love him and they're all getting along together and so that's a great situation for him and for them. All that said, these ridiculous over the shoulder one handed no look passes he throws are cute are cute and funny until they cost you a playoff game in the for a play in game in the fourth quarter cat stop man either just post up and shoot or throw a regular pass. Have you talked to him about it? I'm dying to have him on my podcast and the first question is gonna be like, dude, what are you doing with these passes? They're like, I wouldn't even throw these passes and pick up games. So some players have heat check shots. He has heat check passes. Like he gets into this thing where he's playing well or they're rolling and stuff and then he wants to really do the over the shoulder he wants to say like, look, yokai, the only one who can throw these dimes. And he might be. He might be the only one. He very well might be. But yeah, so that has been a point of conversation. And I think from the coaching staff as well, they're just like, come on, you know, just make the simple play. He's been doing more of that over the last month, month and a half, but yeah, every once in a while still, it's a cutter, and sometimes Zach is like, he's doing that and he's throwing it into a tight window to Jared Vanderbilt who, God bless him, does not exactly have Jerry Rice's hands, you know? And so it's just like kind of understanding time and place and making those decisions not always the strong suit for cad and I think that as you're right as the stage gets brighter as the games mean more that that has to be a cognizant thing for him is just to be careful about what he's doing. And by the way, that's the second Jared Vanderbilt mentioned for people who have not watched the wolves this year. Tremendous. Watch Jared Vanderbilt because first of all, he defends everywhere. And the wolves have sort of sheepishly overdone the Rodman comparison and he's not nearly as good a player as peak Dennis Robin who's a top 75 all time player, et cetera but and he's not as good of a rebounder in terms of volume or percentage, but he is a great rebounder and even more so than Rodman. He's a highlight rebounder. He's a highlight above the rim where in the hell did that dude come from rebounder? Who has really this is the luxury of having Carl Anthony towns that connect with Dirk probably will surpass her because the greatest shooting big man ever, you can have a four in vando who is essentially a 5 on offense who's just hanging around the rim for Duncan's and screen and.
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on Behind the Bets
"So that's another reason why I do like the tea wolves as a teaser play prop bets. I've got Edwards over 22 and a half points at minus one O 5. I also have over three and a half three pointers. Man, the dude hit 7 of 13 three pointers last time he played here. And you could get over three and a half plus one 25, also towns with no green in the paint. I like towns over 9 and a half rebounds, as well as over 32 and a half points and rebalance combined. And I'm also going to play him as a double double that you can get at minus one ten. Oh, I like that. The title one, especially I think titles minutes are going to be secure because he might get the LeBron James assignment a lot. He is just one of the best perimeter defenders in the league. So his minutes might be a little elevated as opposed to normal for the specific matchup. As far as the team goes Golden State game is concerned, there's a couple of props that I want to look at here and it's a couple of secondary players who I like to rebound prop. Kevon loony with draymond green out has been the biggest guy in the rotation for Steve Kerr. And his rebound prop is at 8 and a half. He's gone over had 9 or more, I think, and 5 of his last 6 games, 6 of his last 7 something like that. And many of those games have been well over, double digits, 12, 13 rebounds. So in this matchup against Minnesota where his size will be needed against Carl Anthony towns, I think Looney has secure minutes. And there's really no other threat to grab rebounds on this Golden State team without draymond green there. So 8 and a half, he doesn't score. I didn't really do much of anything but rebound, his size will be needed and the T was not a tremendous rebounding team despite the fact that he has someone as big as Carlin day towns. That's because Jared Vanderbilt on the other forward slash big man spot. His rebounding prop is 9 and a half. I don't love this one as much as loony because loonies is lower and he's got less competition for rebounds there, but 9 and a half is one I would consider for Jared Vanderbilt as well who again might see some extra minutes because of kevon Looney being there for the Golden State Warriors and Vanderbilt's just a really good defender. You need him switching on the pick and roll to defend Steph Curry who tries to get into the paint at all times. So that's how I'm kind of looking at that game. The total, even though these teams are fast, they're decent defensively two 29 and a half might be a little high, but draymond green is not there to anchor the warriors defense. So there could be a shoot out here, the efficiency for the Minnesota team could go up even though draymond also helps the efficiency for the Golden State offense. My lean, my instinct says two 29 and a half is maybe a point or two high for these two teams in this matchup. All right, is that everything for the association slate? You want to move on to the NFL and just share some thoughts as we inch closer to championship weekend? Let's do it. All right, of course, we have the chiefs and the Bengals. We have the rams, and the San Francisco forty-niners. We can start with the AFC matchup. You got the cheese flavor by a touchdown at home. You got burrow versus mahomes, you got a high total of 54 and a half. What do you like him for that matchup, Anita? Yeah, so I talked about it earlier this week with Aaron, which by the way, yesterday, Aaron and I went 6 and one with our MBA plays. Yeah, that's right. I'm just throwing that out there. So no surprise here. I'm all over Kansas City and you know that I've been on this forty-niners team since the playoffs started. And I'm sorry, because I know you're a big rams fan. So very similar to how I played the NBA matchups for tonight. So follow me here. I'm going to go Kansas City in forty-niners. I'm going to tease them. So I'm going to tease the Kansas City Chiefs down to minus one. I'm going to choose the forty-niners up to plus 9 and a half. That teaser again is sitting right now at minus one 20. I'm also going to play both these teams on the money line. And because Kansas City is -7, but the forty-niners are plus three and a half, you play both of them on the money line to win straight up. You can get it at plus two 24. So that's how I'm playing both of these also and I'm going to dive into this in a lot more detail on daily wager the next few days when we have shows. And that is Kansas City starts fast. The Bengals, they start really, really slow. Like molasses. So I'm going to be on Kansas City early. Minus minus two and a half in the first quarter minus four in the half. Also, McPherson, as we know, he's really been the straw that has stirred that since that Bengals drink with all due respect to, of course, burrow. It's really all about their special teams. So I'm going over 6 and a half points for him right now. And last but not least, I think there's two prop bets that you want to jump on right now because Tyler, I believe that these profits are going to go up as we get closer to kick-off. And that's Devo Samuel over 39 and a half rushing yards. You can get that at minus one 15 right now and cam Akers under 59 and a half rushing yards at minus one ten. I think there has to be some concern here in regard to his bumbling issues, especially after what we saw last week with the Tampa Bay box against the Tampa Bay box and the forty-niners second best defense against the rush. So those are prop bets that I'm on right now. Yeah, I started with my rams. I wish I had the faith to lay the three and a half with them, but there's a reason that the niners have won 6 straight, including both this season against the ram. So three and a half just seems like great value on the 49, especially with that hook, that's the side I would play there. I do think it's a lower scoring game. I'm gonna go under 46 and a half. That's my lean right there. Although both offenses are explosive, both defenses are just playing phenomenal football right now. I mean, von Miller and Aaron Donald were just living in Tom Brady's kitchen during that game and of course Jimmy Garoppolo is no Tom Brady, but there is that great run game. The rams have been defending the run very, very well. They've been very efficient just at the forty-niners have been very, very efficient defending the run. So I just think this is going to be kind of the slugfest of the two games on Sunday. Meanwhile, I do think the AFC game will be a shootout. I like the over there, 54 and a half..
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Too slow to be the death lineup. I want to pitch slow jam line up because of the jazz thing, but we need something better than that. But maybe the point of Rudy gay is not any of that as much as it is to be a potential defensive upgrade in the playoffs in their main lineups. And you tell us mainline that's maybe take a few minutes here from boy on bogdanovic a few minutes there from Jordan Clarkson, maybe even Joe ingles on nights he looks slow. Maybe I mean, Rudy gay is not a stopper, but he's long and he's smart and he's kind of better than those guys. I wonder if maybe that's more the role that they envisioned. Anyway, the rest of the west is about as projected. There is a 16 tier 6 teams fighting for spots four to 6. The last three non play in spots. Dallas, Portland, Lakers, clippers, Denver, and the grizzlies who lose to Minnesota by 41 night and then beat the jazz on the road on the other night, good luck if you could figure them out. The only mild surprise is the Lakers being in that tier instead of the warriors. As for Denver, we're going to know more about Michael Porter junior's back. I think later this week, we'll see what happens. You know, there have been reports that they fear he's going to be out for a long time. We'll see. But this is why Jamal Murray's injury last year was such an absolute crusher because you just never know how many chances you have it winning it in Denver absolutely had one last year after the Aaron Gordon trade. They were rolling. They were good enough. Now there's an outside chance there wasn't is an outside chance they could reopen that window this season depending on when Jamal Murray comes back, how he looks and all that other stuff, but any long-term absence reporter, obviously, nukes that. Next, we had four teams challenging for the tenth spot the last play in spot. Sacramento, Minnesota, New Orleans and San Antonio. Well, New Orleans is 7 games behind the tenth seat in the lost column already. 7 games, even if Zion came back today, that's a lot to make up. The spurs are four and 12, they're scoring margin says they're a little better than that, but nothing about watching them day to day makes you think they've got some big run in them coming. The kings, of course, are a dumpster fire of chaos. We'll talk about them in a second, but they are 11th by default default default default, the two sweetest words in the English language according to Homer Simpson. But the tenth spot is Minnesota's for the taking. Don't look now, but the wolves have won four straight. I'm almost afraid to talk about it. Before the season John Krasinski of the athletic who covers the wolves like no one else, we did a podcast where we expressed some optimism about Minnesota's play in chances. Like, why should they not be better than this for as the pelicans and the kings? Why is Karl Anthony towns? Not the best player among that group of teams. And John Krasinski ended the podcast by almost my spine is shivering. He ended the podcast saying every time he feels the wolves are on the verge of something good, something bad happens out of nowhere. And literally the next day, the wolves fired gerson roasts their president of basketball operations for a whole bunch of unpleasant reasons. The very next day, but the wolves are better than the spurs, the pelicans are the kings and they should be, even though the angel of Russell's shooting like 38%, Malik Beasley is a little lost in the offense and talents never gets to shoot enough. And he throws these horrible sidearm passes all over the freaking gym whenever teams double team him. But they're good. And their new starting 5, are you ready for this? They're new starting fight with Patrick Beverly and Jared Vanderbilt at the four is plus 85 in 87 minutes a point a minute. It's insane. Vanderbilt is an absolute menace to society on the offensive glass. He's just pogo sticking over people taking balls out of people's hands. That lineup has rebounded almost half of Minnesota's misses. That is crazy. It has the best net rating of every lineup in the league that's played at least 50 minutes by like double the net rating of the next line of obviously that won't last it's just kind of fun. Jada McDaniels is showing signs of life. This team should win the tenth seat at worst. They should be in the plan and honestly the biggest question after that is would you hang a banner for making the play and tournament? I you know, it's been it's been a dry period of time for the wolves. The thunder right now are technically 11th and they've been frisky, got a bunch of comeback wins, but they have lost 5 of 6 in their point differential suggests they'll end up at the bottom with the rockets who, by the way, are absolutely unwatchable. Just totally unwatchable. They're a turnover machine. They have zero structure. The only redeeming thing is alper and Shen goon and all the crazy delightful spinning note look passes, pump fakes, hook shots, all the stuff he does. Christian wood, this team is so badly needs a veteran to set the tone and to set the culture. And Christian wood has just leaned in all the wrong directions on the floor. There's a softness to his game on both ends of the floor defensively offensively. You just don't.
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Going into the season look every team is to some degree is trying to answer the same equation. Which is how do we put enough shooting on the floor without compromising our defense or flip it around. But you're defenses twenty-ninth in the nba for food. Twenty six for the season or something. How can we get enough. Good defenders on the floor without torpedoing are off when you have one of the greatest stretch bigs in nba history. In carlton's and that's what. Karl towns is tara easily. You might be the most versatile scoring big man ever in the nba. You do have a certain leeway in terms of putting non-shooters elsewhere to that point. Jared vanderbilt made one three last season. And i mentioned before if you asked me to predict their starting five minnesota starting five my first one i. I did their depth chart two weeks ago. Here's what i had. Beverly russell edwards beverly this is. This is two weeks ago john. It's allocated okay this evolution beverly russell edwards taurean prince and cat. I'm just thought okay. They'll go all shooting. They traded for beverly to start and their defensive bulldog at the point of attack. I think that's out. I think that. I think two of those three inch or two of those. Five answers are wrong. I think beverly and prints are wrong if you be right now to predict their starting five. Here's where i'm going de ngelo. Russell anthony edwards jaded mcdaniels. Jared vanderbilt karl anthony towns. I think they're going to try to defense toughness in the starting five in between mcdaniels. Who shot a decently. Last year on middling volume vanderbilt in edwards was thirty three percent on high volume but got better. I don't know that they have enough shooting in that lineup. And i don't know vanderbilt. Mcdaniels do enough to offset the defensive weakness of russell edwards towns. I just think the for the wolves. They're personnel is so weird that this offense defense balancing act is sort of more tricky and urgent for them than for other teams. Like every guy you plug in josh kogi okay. He doesn't really shoot at all. That hurts taurean prince. He shoots at the four. He's a problem. Defensively at the threes. Problem defensively okay. Beverly okay well offense. It's just there's just so many of these guys that have glaring holes that chris finches balancing act is going to be really tricky. But what do you think of my pillow. Edwards mcdaniels vanda cat prediction. I like it. i think that's the way that i would lean as well. Because i think that like you said one of the big problems of this roster construction is. There's too many one way players. You have know vanderbilt. A kogi guys like this. Who are all defense. All the time and can't really do anything offensively. Or you have russell edwards. You know towns to a degree who are all offense in. Don't bring a whole lot defensively so trying to balance that out. It's really hard i think. They that jada mcdaniels can be one of the few to tru two way players on their roster and so he fits then. I disagree by the way i like. I like him. I like it very much. I don't disagree and people have been raving about his off season in the summer and the strikes that he's making so So that's why like dick mcdaniels at the three. Then you bring beasley off the bench. Who is another one way player all offense but at least you get some buckets coming off of that bench in in a pseudo lou williams type role. He doesn't make plays off the dribble but he shoots and he can. He can score with that second unit. Beverly attached to him to help defensively one thing. That is interesting is that finch does really like to play the angela russell off the ball. So your initial inclination of patrick beverley and russell starting is not a bad one. He did it with jordan. Mclaughlin did it with ricky rubio and russell. He likes that so i think you could see him finishing that way because finch's said that he likes to finish smaller In start bigger. And so you could see beverly and russell together. You can see beasley out there at times. You see mcdaniels at the four instead of the three and things like that and he's gonna play around with that but as already in initial starting lineup..
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"You throw a party if you're if you're league average in anything for the since two thousand four so let's pretend ben simmons just doesn't go there. This was already. I'm doing my team. Depth depth charts row. Thirty teams projecting rotations. This was immediately apparent to me as particularly after the acquisition of patrick beverley. This was immediately apparent to me as one of those interesting teams in the league. There's a lot of meat on the bonders stuff to analyze here in part because after missing on jerry kover trading a pig to the warriors in the russell deal so that's two straight lottery tickets that you lit on fire. There's a lot of pressure on this team to get into the play tournament this year or at least if the play in term and ends up being hard to get into these be in that race toward the end. There's just a lot going on here. There's a lot of different you could. You could throw out five different potential starting fives for this group and i would say any of those could be in play. I have guess as to what it will be on opening night but it's really just an educated. Guess what's interesting let's zoom way out what's again. Leave simmons decide. What's the biggest on-court question you have for these guys. What's the thing day one that you're going to be like i want. I'm watching the game with this in mind. Figure out the powerful position and what. They're gonna do there now obviously. That's one of the reasons they've been going after. Simmons maybe he could be a pseudo draymond green type of a situation but if they don't have him than it's looking like most likely jared vanderbilt as you're starting power for now he's a rebounding machine super productive on the glass that way but he's a little bit undersized he doesn't give them a lot of rim protection and they need someone next to karl anthony towns to help get crushed on the on the boards and that has been a huge problem. I believe they were there. First of all their defense was a disaster and it was particularly disastrous. when chris africa's venture took over. And i don't think. Chris finch i think unfortunately it has to do someone with the fact that all three of the wolves best offense players were healthy and available for some or all of that stretch. Their defense went completely down the tubes. And as you mentioned. I think they were twenty nine hundred thirtieth defensive rebounding in that in that stretch they were and they were twenty twenty-ninth in defense and defensive efficiency so i mean they were hammered points the whole time and chris finch certainly got the offense humming In part because he actually had towns in russell edwards altogether ryan. Sanders never really had that in his time here. But he certainly organized. The offense did well but they just get hammered on the glass. They cannot finish possessions defensively and so they're constantly give me a second chance points more bites at the apple and they didn't really address power forward at all in the off season they resigned jeered vanderbilt on a on a very modest contract. He was sneakily like plus three point. Nine points per one hundred possessions on the floor according to clean the glass so he's very active. He's a he's a good defensive minded guy can guard multiple positions. But when you're looking at you know what are they going to do. To mitigate that issue next to towns when you want towns out near the perimeter threes and and doing things like that. That's that's where you kind of got figured out. They try jade mcdaniels at the four they. They've gone small with him. Sometimes i think ideally they want him at the three long-term but they don't really have a good option at that at that four spot unless vanderbilt just turns into dennis rodman and and really kind of changes things up that way. So that's going to be the big question going in. Because they're pretty set russell edwards mcdaniels or beasley and towns at the five. You know the that's the one question mark that they have in this lineup..
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"He's smaller, but a lot of their perimeter players are bigger and can at least handle the load as like the lead perimeter player in D'angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards. I kind of like the fit of Patrick Beverly with a lot of their backcourt mates, I guess. Yeah, I just wonder personality wise what that looks like with Karl Anthony towns in particular. I have my doubts about that. At that particular fit, but yeah, I don't know. I just have a hard time envisioning what this team looks like as a great team. Or as even a good team. I've seen that makes the play in. You know, I just don't we're just going to have to see a leap. We need to see a pretty big leap from Anthony Edwards, or if Malik Beasley can put it together, or maybe Jaden McDaniels really pops. He looked great this summer, but they need somebody to pop, like pretty big in order to get to even the playing level. Because otherwise I just don't see it. I don't know what they're building toward in terms of defensive identity. It is my biggest problem. There are three best players are D'angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards and Carl towns. And all three of those guys report offenders. And Malik Beasley. Is gonna play real minutes at the very least. And he's an exceedingly poor defender. He might be worse than the all three of the other ones. So yeah. You can have Patrick Beverly, you can have Jaden McDaniels you can have Joshua kogi and all of those guys are good defenders and maybe they can go out and they can bring back Jared Vanderbilt who I thought was really good last year. I'm a little bit surprised that he's still out on the market. If I was Oklahoma City, for instance, I would be looking pretty substantially at him. And I'm sure we'll talk about Oklahoma City here momentarily. But like I said, you can bring in Patrick Beverly, but as long as you're four key offensive players, are this bad on defense? It's just gonna be really, really hard to do anything substantial on that end, like Ricky Rubio started 51 games this year. He's a really good defender as a point guard. They have Jaden McDaniels. They Josh kogi this year, jerk Culver, when he played as a pretty good defender, even though he can't really do anything else. Jared Vanderbilt's athletic, but it doesn't matter when you have three guys out there next to them that are just total non defenders in the way that towns Beasley Edwards and Russell are. Yeah. And it's not only like the lack of cohesion on the defensive end because they're just won't be..
"jared vanderbilt" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Had custom jewelry made that had the letter T. C B on it with a lightning bolt. It meant taking care of business in a flash on Tuesday versus Minnesota. That's what the Nuggets stick T C B taking care of business. Many was writing the struggle bus. They lost four straight games, including a 1 24 to 1, or nine loss to Denver on Sunday in Minneapolis. Denver was looking to avoid a letdown when the teams met again back in the mile High city and when the Nuggets and temples play lately, the Nuggets always tcby take care of business. The last time the temple's beat the Nuggets was on the final day of the regular season in 2000 and 18. Minnesota defeated Denver and over time many went to the playoffs. The Nuggets missed since that game. The Nuggets have not lost versus the T wolves in on Tuesday. They made it a smooth 10 straight victories over their friends from the frozen wasteland of Minnesota. Montana throws it downloaded your Michael Green and he dunked a home with two hands. Nice speed. Monty more rebound down in the coal Yokich. He opens in the front court over to Gary Harris. There's behind him. Barton wide open three pointers up and in hope it's with another dog with two hands. On the other end, Jared Vanderbilt got hung out to dry back to you. The way comes Number Euro step by Nicola Yokich. The lay up is up and in and the Joker has a season high 33 points in the basketball game. Go along with 15 rebounds and six dimes. Joker scored 24 of his 35 in the second half. 13 of those points came in the fourth. You Michael Green had 17 off the bench. Will Barton chipped in 20 in the Nuggets attempted 45 free throws their most in a game that didn't go into overtime since 2000 and 16. The Nuggets defense last in the second quarter when they gave up 43 points, but they held the temples without a bucket for five straight minutes late, sealed away the wind 1 23 21 16, All five Nuggets starters were in double figures, and the Nuggets have won the last 12 games. When that happens, Joe grad 35 15 and six He and Oscar Robertson are the only players in the history the MBA to put up over 150 points over 75 rebounds and over 75 assists the first seven games of any season. Former nugget want you hurting. Gomez led Minnesota with 25 points, and that Brings us to tonight and.