17 Burst results for "John Maranto"
"john maranto" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"There was more drama and uncertainty in the playoffs, and I actually enjoyed that a lot, not knowing who was going to win. Has this place. How would these playoffs been for you? Just watching the drama unfold? He has been frustrated because I missed all the stars to a miss. But the games were still fund is still dramatic, like you said, And I expect these finals. Hopefully Janice will play even without John is the final is going to be dramatic. And Yeah, you definitely missed the stars. No question about that. But You just got to take it for what it is and enjoy the games that they come and hope. Youll be competitive. But you do no question about it. You miss the start. You missed call. Why not being there? You missed a D. Yannis, who missed the last game or to trade Mr Game. Chris Palmer's two games because of Covid protocol, So yeah, you can't help but notice the stars, but they're not there. You know another thing about the NBA, Michael is usually among evenly matched teams. In my view, the team with the best player tends to win and that was what was so great about the Celtics and Lakers back in the day like Who's better magic or bird Carini? More of this one at that point for his career when he was going down, you know he was a million years old or McHale or something like that. Who do you think in this series? If you had to rest the players If Janice plays who's the best player in the finals this year? Yacht is Chris Paul. Is it? Devin Booker, who who's the best player in the final? That's a great question. I got to get the ass to Chris Paul 36 years of age, and he's been playing like an M V P candidate. You see how different that team is. When he's out there? He had 41 points in his last game. He seems to dictate the pace and how he wants his team to play. Devin Booker's younger, of course. DeAndre Ayton. My boy from the islands have been playing Greg Janice's Yanis, but Chris Paul has been the best player consistently in the playoffs. I agree. I think that even though you're honest, normally is in the regular season may be more valuable than Chris Paul. Chris. Paul has been playing out of his mind in these playoffs and he looks like the best player going into the series. However, Michael Drew holiday not against bigger players. He can get lit up against bigger players. But he's just about as good as it gets defensively against smaller guards, and Chris Paul is not quick. Like Trae Young is quick. Physically, He's a little bit maybe of an easier a matchup for for someone like Drew holiday. Does that change your thinking at all? No, I'm I love Drew drew one of the most underrated players in the game. He's a complete player on both ends of the floor. Uh, he can pick you up and you can score and you're right about you, Holiday man. He's a stud. But Chris Ball is so crafty and tricky has so much experience and he just knows there. He's not quick, like John Maranto as athletic as a Russell Westbrook or John Moran. But boy, he just knows all the angles and those how to Get you in foul trouble. So do holidays got to be very careful playing against Chris Paul because Chris Paul knows how to draw fouls on you on defenders as well as anyone in the game. Good point. Yeah, You can wind up in foul trouble, Michael. So So let me get straight. Tell me where I'm going wrong. So, according to Michael Thompson, the number one player in these finals is Chris Paul, The number two player is Yannis. We're Devin Booker or Chris Middleton or drew Holiday Who's the second best player in the final? Devin Booker. I mean, the guy. The young fella can can kill you from every area on the floor. You can knock down free throws the best shooter that's left in these playoffs. He's taken his game to another level, and Chris middle has been good. Obviously, Yannis has his weakness because you can't you can't allow him to shoot three. He's not going to hurt you. But Devin Booker is flat out dangerous baby. Wow. So you have number one and number two in the same backward on Phoenix. So I have to imagine you think Phoenix wins the whole thing. Yeah, I got Phoenix with it. I think doesn't Phoenix have the home court? So I think Venus is going to win this. I gotta pull from my boyfriend, The Bahamas anyway. DeAndre Ayton, who's been playing great DeAndre Ayton and play like a young David Robinson to I know, I know he's got Brook Lopez to go up against the boy. Lopez is going to have his hands full. Now would be Andre eight. What a coming out party these playoffs have been for agent. He was the problem for a B, not vice versa. He was the problem for Yokich, not vice versa. He's been it's been a real coming out party in these playoffs. And he's granted, like just sometimes it works out the way you think Chris Paul is going to be really good for the Andre either going to make him or break him, and it seems to have worked out that way. He made eight and better. It seems to me And the storms look like favorites. I agree, Michael Thompson. Of course, Everything will change in the Western Conference when your son gets back to the Warriors next season, and we'll have to reevaluate where everybody in the West End House clay doing. Well, he's he updates, keeping himself on his instagram saying he's doing greatest rehabs coming along. Great, so everything's going according to schedule. There it is. Warriors are going to be tough once play gets back to great Michael Thompson, Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you. Michael. Father knows best always great to hear from you. And as I keep saying every time he comes on the radio, I've got to get him on the boxing shows soon. Michael Thompson, one of.
"john maranto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Nine verses, 10 Pacers versus Hornets. Either. The Celtics of the Wizards with a win becomes the seven seed of the East they'll take on the Brooklyn Nets of the first round. Loser. Takes on the winner of Hornets, Pacers and the winner of that game, becomes the eight seed to take on the Sixers. That's tomorrow night. Hornets Pacers wizard Celtics Wednesday night Spurs Grizzlies Is your 9 10? And the 78 is the late tip. From Staples Center. Warriors Lakers. You don't need me to tell you At the most intriguing best matchup of this playing around is Warriors. Lakers. You've got Steph doing everything for this Golden state squad, winning his second scoring title yesterday with a barrage of points in the regular season finale. You have LeBron and a D finally healthy again. Trying to defend their crown. In the early history of the play in We have the defending champs going at it. Here is the bit about this game. Steph has been wonderful. He has been sensational this season. Steph has elevated his game to a totally different level. In terms of scoring in Bunches every night knowing if I don't do this, we lose. Our only chance is if we do it It used to be that when Steph went off for a 45 point outburst It was in the middle of other great basketball around him. Not anymore. But I don't see how the Lakers lose this game. They're playing great basketball since a D and LeBron came back healthy. Iran a win streak right now entering the postseason. And they've got two studs to stars and the warriors. Don't the Warriors simply do not have a second wheel, a Batman and Robin combination. Like you have in Los Angeles, where it's a Batman and Batman situations. So of course it's only one game. Anything could happen. Stuff goes off for 58 points. Who knows? But you gotta figure that the Lakers air too much for this Warriors team. In that game, but still look Can Steph go off for a 50 burger and knock off the defending world champs and get that seven seed? It could happen. I don't think it will happen. It could happen, but that's obviously the best match up out of the play in games. So what is the second best match up out of the play in games? Hornets and Pacers matchup is interesting. But I still think it's Celtics and Wizards and here's why. The Celtics obviously should not be the seven seed this year, even before the jail in Brown injury, it is humiliating for them to be playing in the play in games. This should have been a top three or four. See the Eastern Conference. No questions asked. The fact that the Celtics watched the Knicks and the Hawks end up ahead of them has just got to be the most embarrassing thing possible for that Celtics organization. The Knicks are the four the Hawks of the five the Heat or the six and the Celtics of the seven again even without Jalen Brown that is humiliating. This is no easy task without Brown. They could absolutely lose this game because Russell Westbrook has invigorated life into that organization. And even though Bradley Beal has been kind of the apple of so many people's eyes over courses of trade talks and speculation. Russ is kind of fury and Russ's energy and Russ's ability and he just set the record for most ever career triple doubles last week. Makes them a really fascinating type of kind of Party crasher. And so are the Celtics going to be too and done and never even make it to the real playoffs. Where can they muster what they need to to defeat the Wizards in this play in game and make it into the first round of the postseason, even if they get there? The Celtics were probably chum in the water for the Nets. But I think because of where the expectations were early in the season. Where they were all season long rather and how dysfunctional the Celtics have been, and some, like Jeff Goodman, NBA insider who joined us last week, saying the Celtics need to fire Brad Stevens. Because of everything on the line surrounding this Celtics this year. Combined with the individual talent of the Wizards that to me, the other 78, which is the late game tomorrow. That's to me the second best match up out of the play in games. Or as my guess is that you are Lakers and Warriors number one because who wouldn't pick that is the best. So who would be the number two? There? You think? Well, I like your Boston Wizards transition, obviously, and by the way, one thing to pay attention to the winner of that will get the Brooklyn Nets. Russell Westbrook going to play hard, and Durant is basically the guy not invited to the former Oklahoma City thunder parties. Interesting. So is Kyrie playing the Celtics? Both of those could become very tasty. First round matchups. So that is obviously intrigue. But I'm gonna do you one better because what The the premise of this one game playing tournament Does. It gives you a chance to have moments and have legends born summer to the NC, double a tournament similar what we saw with MLB's wild card games. And for that reason I love the Memphis Spurs match up specifically because I'm looking for John Maranto have his moment. Memphis doesn't get a lot of national TV Love. Zion Williamson was obviously the guy everybody paid attention to in that draft. We all know John Moran is brilliant if you love basketball, But now the casual fan gets the drop in and if John Moran puts on a show That is just great theater and then sets up a situation where he could piggyback that show by putting the death nail and either the Warriors or the Lakers season the following game where they play for that eight seed, So I am really pumped up to watch Memphis and and the Spurs specifically because I think the one game specialty year gives us a chance for that moment. For John Moran. To really finally have the spotlight is an MBA start here and then double up the moment trying to take out a big power in the Warriors or Lakers. Okay, so Eastern Conference Games air tomorrow night Western Conference games are Wednesday night and then Obviously got the other playing games on Thursday and Friday, depending on the winners and losers of Tuesday and Wednesday. So we've got MBA playoff games tomorrow. Wednesday, Thursday Friday. And then we start up the season, the postseason a.
"john maranto" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Got broken in the bills 38 to 9 dismantling of the Patriots last night, Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen said a pair of records his four touchdown passes gave him 34 for the season. The most in Bill's history broke the previous mark held by Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Josh Allen's 320 passing yards marked his 8th 300 yard passing game this season, one more than Drew Bledsoe for the bill's record, and Buffalo wide receiver Stefan Diggs caught three touchdowns. He had nine catches for 145 yards and now has more receiving yards than any bills receiver before in one season. For the Patriots, it was a different kind of record setting night, one for futility Cam Newton and threw for fewer yards. Any Patriots starting quarterback in the game since 1993 Newton had 34 passing yards completed. Only five of 10 passes before he got benched for Jared Stick him in the third quarter. It's the first time since 1999. The bill swept the season series from the Patriots. Needing a win Sunday over the Cardinals to clinch a playoff spot. The Los Angeles Rams will turn to a quarterback who's never appeared in an NFL game. Undrafted in 2018 John Walford from Wake Forest will start Sunday because Jared Goff has a broken film. He had surgery yesterday. College Football Bowl games tonight. 5 30 Eastern, the Cheese it bowl in Orlando 18th, ranked Miami against 21st, ranked Oklahoma State Cowboy's a one point favorite. Nine Eastern. It'll be the 20th ranked Texas Longhorns favored by seven over Colorado in the Alamo Bowl. NBA Memphis Grizzlies lost guard John Maranto, an ankle injury and last night's 1 16 1 11 went over the Nets. Moran left the court in a wheelchair. Trail Blazers beat the Lakers Nuggets over the Rockets, the jazz squeak by the thunder, the Hawks defeated the Pistons. That's your sports on the Fox News. Run down Jarod Max Box. Hi..
"john maranto" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"And I know Drew Breese stepped in a little bit with some people up there. Drew Brees is still a good person, and we all know that And I'd want to see that happen for Drew Brees. I don't want to see that happen for New Orleans. Be very tough for me to not go that way. 8552 and two for CBS. It sets me up perfectly for this because I know that it's a heavy heavy football day. I think when we're hearing about Patrick Mahomes, and it's the future, everything is up for grabs. People are saying he could rip off 234 titles in a row. I don't think any of that's realistic, but there's still a sports talk radio show hosts were paid to set. I see Mahomes in a different light than I've ever seen him because of where he is now. He's worth a half a billion dollars. At least he's already an M v. P he's already a Super Bowl champion probably will repeat those feats at some point in his career. He plays in Kansas City, Missouri. It's an old song. Kansas City starts I Hell of a song, by the way, a lot of fun If you're in the radio business, that's a hell of a message to you, by the way. But Kansas City is no offense to the fine folks at Kansas City because I did, and I were watching the game on Thursday night, and I told Lizzie I said, I've been a kid's city and love downtown Kansas City. I mean that they have that great outdoor area. I hope they still have it where there's a big bonfire and all those clubs off to the side. It was amazing. I thought Kansas City when I went there in 2008. I thought Kansas City was like a cow town. I had no idea I was young. I was naive. I was stupid. It's so I'm wearing a great big Carhartt jacket into a night club because I thought for whatever reason, it was going to be like the double deuce from Roadhouse. Turns out Kansas City is a hell of a town. And a guy like Patrick Mahomes could achieve fame and stardom and build a legacy and have people on the verge of war. Shipping him and he could be a role model if he chooses to be right there in Kansas City, Not New York. Not Ella, not Miami, Not Milan. Not in Paris, not London, Kansas City, Missouri. And I see all that I go Yana Santana come ponies to make a call to Patrick Mahomes. Cause I want desperately. Yana San Te Ku Po to stay. I think of what you have accomplished. If you're Patrick Mahomes, and I know they're different sports. They are different structures and cow and salary cap. There's different structures and contracts and the three years of of a franchise tag. There is this push for N ba players in what bothers me the most is that people take in the N B. A and we become fans of players were fans of players in their own right. I just say I just Basically put Patrick Mahomes compression shorts in my mouth for the last five minutes. Yeah, I like Patrick Holmes. We all do. It's one of the teams in this division. We can be fans of certain players, but we want to be fans of our teams. And what I think you've seen. Over the last decade. Now is the N B, a basically choke itself out slowly. Because of your watching the embassy and it's always LeBron who could beat LeBron James Harden who you stop caring after a while. You know why? Because we're only talking about players were not necessarily talking about cities. Because now LeBron who's the zenith of the MBA, has moved to multiple cities. James Harden has moved to multiple cities and been moved to multiple cities. Kawai Leonard has gone to multiple cities. Even Toronto is still a tremendous organization. He's gone to multiple cities via free agency, and now we just expected in hell over this last week after after Milwaukee was dispatched by Miami who plays team basketball, which is the most ironic thing about all of this, a bunch of team players with Jimmy Butler. Working their way right through the playoffs. There are people openly route free, honest to get there to go to L. A to go to Miami to Goto NewYork City. You can't get what you can get in those places. And I'm saying, how is Patrick Mahomes able to get those things? He's the face of the franchise right then and there in cans of freakin City? Missouri. The league is strong in the NFL. The fans love the NFL. Everything's healthy there. But when I look at the N B a. I see it choking itself because it's turned into a traveling road show. But every other night what is a fan or soon to be? Why will a fan have a reason to go to a game in Oklahoma City or Memphis? Even though have a young fun team with John Moran with a really will there be faith to put that around there or we just going to start begging. John Maranto leave Memphis the same thing with Brian Williamson. PHOENIX, Detroit Cleveland again and I can't believe I'm saying this for the first time in 20 years, San Antonio What's the point? Fans will be fans of other players and other cities. There's always soft spots for us. What you want to be able to root for your hometown team. And I think of another thought. All right. Think of another angle for Jonathan. Tell you, Bo. Cause my generation.
"john maranto" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"A camera tish has looked good good though here recently. Are you excited. Are you <hes> the excited guy now. Not just about being <hes> feeling like you're right. Even though i'm pretty sure you call him a bust after the first two games games then yeah i did yeah but then i said he's going to be the best player of those three at duke. Unexciting cameras is good. That will be back to back years. The hawks have gotten like if he turns out to be this kind of good. It's trae young cam radish. That's going to be exciting. I was surprise zion. Williamson only got five percent in that poll. It was pretty surprised dan. It really was like the rookies voted. Who's going to have the best career camera dish. I think was seventeen or eighteen percent. The next highest guy was john maranto eleven. How much of that do you think is the rookie. He's saying you know enough with zion already every time we go. It's i on this i on that. He's not gonna win this poll. He might win everything else. We're not gonna let him when this i don't even close though he wasn't even close poll more bill walton sound please this bill walton broadcasting a white sox angels angels game. It was two hours fifty. Six minutes in the sox came back in the ninth and nearly one off director. Ah the foul ball getting let me hear that one again. This is bill warmed very excited about what is clearly a fair ball home run in his mind. It was lowers fifty six minutes and the sox came back in the ninth and nearly one ah again. These are all courtesy of white socks on n._b._c. sports chicago. You can't play enough of them like oh. Yes go over the i come on. Please oh so close easily a hundred feet so you can feel firearm that one again i want to hear again. Bill won't getting it spectacularly wrong on a looping pop up to short out feel all yes go over the i come on please. Oh so close national hook so close closer to home plate than it wants to the outfield friends one more sound played. All garcia's rotted tehran go away. Just not throw the ball. That's dictating the terms of conflict. Play your game here rico sox. Take me out to the ball looking. I don't care if i ever come back. Give me subpoenas cracker. Jack's how about hot dogs for everybody like hotdogs right. You have a hot dog up there already all right. I don't look like you can get all look at that. Crush goal and look at him. Take it off before the pitch was running. That was a play and i i think they should be that. It's the sound of.
"john maranto" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"A camera tish has looked good good though here recently. Are you excited. Are you <hes> the excited guy now. Not just about being <hes> feeling like you're right. Even though i'm pretty sure you call him a bust after the first two games games then yeah i did yeah but then i said he's going to be the best player of those three at duke. Unexciting cameras is good. That will be back to back years. The hawks have gotten like if he turns out to be this kind of good. It's trae young cam radish. That's going to be exciting. I was surprise zion. Williamson only got five percent in that poll. It was pretty surprised dan. It really was like the rookies voted. Who's going to have the best career camera dish. I think was seventeen or eighteen percent. The next highest guy was john maranto eleven. How much of that do you think is the rookie. He's saying you know enough with zion already every time we go. It's i on this i on that. He's not gonna win this poll. He might win everything else. We're not gonna let him when this fall. I don't even close though he wasn't even close poll more bill walton sound please this bill walton broadcasting a white sox angels angels game. It was two hours fifty. Six minutes in the sox came back in the ninth and nearly one direction. Ah the foul ball getting let me hear that one again. This is bill warmed very excited about what is clearly a fair ball home run in his mind. It was lowers fifty six minutes and the sox came back in the ninth and nearly one ah again. These are all courtesy of white socks on n._b._c. sports chicago. You can't play enough of them like oh. Yes go over the i come on. Please oh so close easily a hundred feet so you can feel firearm that one again i want to hear again. Bill won't getting it spectacularly wrong on a looping pop up to short out feel all yes go over the i come on please. Oh so close national hook so close closer to home plate than it wants to the outfield friends one more sound played. All garcia's rotted tehran go away. Just not throw the ball. That's dictating the terms of conflict. Play your game here rico sox. Take me out to the ball looking. I don't care if i ever come back. Give me subpoenas cracker. Jack's how about hot dogs for everybody like hotdogs right. You have a hot dog up there already all right. I don't look like you can get all look at that. Crush goal and look at him. Take it off before the pitch was running. That was a play and i i think they should be that. It's the sound of.
"john maranto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Wheel on that thing. It's the tournament. That's the problem near the breaker chains as well. Exactly. That's another one, you keep coming because I need them. Mother blue devils. Sweet lord. Okay. So for more on the draft, and now we spend a free agency. Let's bring in our NBA insider, Brian Windhorst, who has the greatest name ever for a basketball podcast, the hoop collective. That is just really cool. I really liked that name. Brian. Thanks for being with us this morning. A lot of people thinking that Atlanta really may have won this draft with what they did do you agree? Well, they have to be when you when you take if you take a year ago when they made that trade they got hammered for that trade. And by the way, it's now been calendar here. We still have a name the rookie of the year. We'll get to that sometimes the season but they traded the rookie of the year, they traded the rights to rookie of the year, but here, they are year later, and they, they got two guys in the top ten yesterday that they loved this, the drafting process, I can tell you after covering this for seventeen years. I have no idea who's going to be any good. And that's just the reality of this. But they went into the night, saying, I wonder if we can figure out a way to get the Andre hunter even though we're each and we may need to get the force, and can we possibly hold, the ten pick, could we get to could we get to force without giving up that ten pick. And the answer was yes, they could. And so they were able to get to guys that they really liked in the top ten in my mind. These two guys are part of the Don thing. I know that, you know, they didn't actually trade, the Dallas pick the pick that they actually got four dodge was actually, the pick that they used on reddish. So it wasn't like they, you can't spin it like, oh, this is Walker type trade. But you have to look at this two year period they could've taken but they walk out with trae young and Cam reddish, and the Andre hunter. And they feel like that's the core of their team going forward. And they have done a really good job in a really short period of time when we always talk about where we are in the NBA and how different the. Game was a few years ago to ten years ago to twenty years ago. What do we think of what Cleveland is now trying to do and are going to do with Darius garland, who was the top point guard coming into the draft? Then he got injured John Maranto over that role when Cleveland pecan Sexton last year in the first first round a couple of guards everybody's saying I'll Portland what they're doing that back backward. They're trying to do placate in Cleveland. He goes, this is the exact personification of you. Take the best player available. You don't draft for need you draft for talent. And they did the same thing later in the draft trading the thirtieth pick to get porter who they feel like has upside. And by the way, they use four second round picks and five million dollars. Set an all time record for for paying first round pick. They look they're in a full rebuild and they're just going for talent now. Now, John beeline at Michigan typically likes to run off, and that would have multiple different. Creators, so they can sell it from that standpoint. But I'm gonna tell you I've been around long enough to know that what a college coach says about a system doesn't always apply to the NBA. I the concern that I have about it is that they're both a little under size if they were both they had better size of a little bit, because Cicala Sexton, frankly was one of the worst offenders in the league this year. But I have people who really, really know their stuff, you know, Mike Schmitz our draft analyst, who I trust implicitly, because he spends three hundred sixty five days a year on this. He trudges through the south of France. He goes to second division games in Germany. He can tell you about a Brazilian teenager. He thinks Darius garland could be the next game Lillard. And the irony about all this is the Cavs passed on Damian Lillard a few years ago, because they had kyri Irving. And they said, we don't need another player who liked Harir Ving. So we're gonna I don't even remember they took that year. But they took the waiters instead of Damian Lillard and they always regretted it and. So here they have the same unity Granitz with the different front office, and they completely different directions. We'll see how that plays out talking to Brian win with our ESPN NBA insider in the shell Pennzoil performance line, taking synthetic motor oil performance to a whole new level. Make the switch to Pennzoil synthetics today. Brian, you could argue Cleveland at least has a plan, they're asked, and this could combine the draft. And what we've seen recently in the world of trades in the free agent market. What are the Boston Celtics doing? They're clear, clear and cap space. I don't you know so here's what I think, is going to happen. We have a an arms race on for point guards. There are five teams. I think that need point guards inclusive. High profile teams, the Lakers need eight point guard Lakers, really don't have any guards right now to be honest with you. The Celtics now need a point guard the bulls, even though they drafted Kobe white last night. I don't think that he's year frontline point guard from day one the bowl to the point guard. I have no idea what Phoenix is doing and theory, Phoenix. The point guard I really can't even can figure that out. And we've got three restricted free agent point guards all of whom might be able to pull out of their team now. Brandon is, you know, Chicago Bulls but looking at him. Maybe now the Celtics will look at him with all the money that the Steve's bucks are going to have to spend non brook, Lopez on Chris Middleton. They already signed Eric Bledsoe. There is a feeling that if you put them to the test that they made show on. Going deep into the luxury tax. And so there are teams preparing offer sheets for Malcolm Brogdon and Brogdon. I think is going to be subject of a bidding war between some of these teams. The other one is the ngelo Russell. We know that the that the nets are lining up Tyree Irving, and they keep making moves to clear more cap space, so that they can chase Durant. Normal, you have a restricted free agent all-star don't even call because we're matching any offer will Daniel Russell might be gotten out of there, and that may be a guy that the Celtics are looking at, and then the third will be Terry Rozier. I know he's not quite on the level of other guys, but Terry was another guy who wants wants out of Boston. The Boston may let go if they can find somebody else. So typically, we don't see guys in their fourth year really changed teams on major free agent deals because their teams have rights, there's going to be this bidding war, and I didn't even mention the Lakers Lakers, potentially could use the bulk of their cap stays try to get a point guard, and they could go after brogden or Dangelo Russell as crazy as that sounds when they traded him away two years ago. that's but they need bodies they have three at this point i mean technically they have three others but you know what i mean brian winters with us our n._b._a. insider brian when kevin durant went down with the injury clearly it was bad for golden state's championship hopes a lot of people thought it was really bad for the knicks chances of getting him and now you're talking about a situation where it may even be worse news for the knicks in what kevin durant in the warriors may do yeah well the knicks are still to say this before i get into the worst the knicks are still hopeful and the knicks at the knicks with with the knicks last night it was very boring night because they were so thrilled that they had r._j. barrett and they think he's going to be really good maybe they're right maybe they're wrong they didn't participate in any of the trading around they were very happy with where they were at and they think they've got a shot at at durant and they're going to be positive about it the warriors do not feel positive about it and they feel so shaky that one of the options that's that's out there for them is to basically offer kevin durant a bounty of fifty seven Million dollars. And, you know, they would never turn it that way. But if you give him a five year contract, he gets two hundred twenty million dollars. Therefore would not have lost a dime this achilles injury. They basically pay him like he's going to be their franchise player for five years, and then six months from now a year from now they work with him on a trade. So you'd say, well, why would Kevin Durant do that he would do it because he'd get an extra fifty seven million that he couldn't get an any other way? Why would the warriors do a why would they sign a player they'd have to? They have to pay and then maybe have to train because if he walks away from them, they get nothing for him. If they do it this way, they can at least get some assets for him. Plus they leave open the possibility that he will have a change of heart if he's interested in leaving them do, I think this is realistic scenario. It's, it's hard. We've never seen a player in a situation before who's been a maximal free agent coming off a catastrophic injury who may leave a team like this. This is completely one off once in. Twenty five years situation. So it's very difficult to figure what's gonna happen. And the words are trying to get creative. Brian wooden horse. Joining us again, it was at the Knicks facility last night during the NBA draft, which is now in the book, so we see where some players going, even though you have to disregard the hat they were wearing when they actually got picked a whole nother. Let the NBA. So next up is now free agency. Anything has anything because of the draft that were players went laid out anything different to you with free agency coming up, well, whoa, JR. Trotted something out late last night, that my head snaps back, he said that the seventy Sixers are trying to line up a meeting with Colli Leonard. Now on. It's safe. That's a sexy thing to think about because you're like, wait a minute. They got Embiid. They got Simmons. They could add Leonard. Oh my God. They would be potentially favorites to win the to win the title. But here's what I'm thinking boy are the seventy Sixers playing with fire if they go down this route, I have no idea, you know, Kawai lettered may say, okay. I'm gonna meet with the the the clippers on July first on July second on the Knicks on July third. I'll meet with the seventy Sixers. They've got three free agents sitting there in their starting lineup. Jimmy Butler Tobias Harris JJ Rettig that are gonna get offers. They probably already have offers the second free agency opens the seventy Sixers can't wait around for three days to get vanity meeting with Kawhi Leonard and Tobias Harris like I got three other office..
"john maranto" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Down a trade offer from the Atlanta Hawks the number three overall pick in the draft but Lanta willing to part with the eighth and tenth picks New York is expected to choose from between Murray State, John Maranto, dukes RJ Barrett with the selection. Meanwhile, Yahoo sports reporting that Chris Paul has demanded a trade from the Houston Rockets as his relationship. James harden has now turned quote unsalvageable on Dan Schwartzman. That's your Bloomberg NBC. We'll towards up date. Markets headlines and breaking news, twenty four hours a day at Bloomberg dot com. Bloomberg business. Tick on Twitter. Bloomberg business flash everybody. Seventeen minutes past the hour. We got the markets every quarter hour here on Bloomberg radio, who mentioned the big jump in futures China futures point six seven percent with acting index futures of two point four percent. That's a gain of six hundred fifty points for the nineteen index. I was going to lead with this moment ago. The offshore urine climbing is level about five weeks or so this after the US in China said their leaders would meet in Japan to restart talks, but the rallies are actually, the rally in the Chinese currency while sharp to six eighty nine sixty six almost pales in comparison with those rallies in the equity markets. So we mentioned Hong Kong and China, how Tokyo, the Nikkei is up one point seven three percent. And that's an advanced three hundred sixty three points base. X two hundred one point one percent. And in Seoul, kospi moved up one point one percent. So it's not only that president of the United States in China will meet. That's. What they discussed in their telephone call this morning. But also C president. Mario Draghi saying the central Bank has fictive tools for price to -bility rate cuts are the better way. And also, we have the fed meeting this week. And it looks likely that the fed will make a dovish turn. So there's three nine drivers here in. Why risk is very much risk on today? In Asia, Dalian, one eight fifty eight. Euro has climbed back to dollar twelve well price four percent fifty four twelve year tenure two point zero six percent. All right. Your updated on markets. Let's.
"john maranto" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Powell by jersey. Mike's deficient sub sandwich shop of the New York Yankees. Josh Waterbury, what's up, Josh? Just the real question. I, I know I know you don't want about this, but, like OJ's account right? It's a Twitter account or something like that. Correct. Tony middletown. What's up, Tony? Hey, mike. I'm going to say to say that. You want to do well, so were you pretty ecstatic when, when I went number one, I know you didn't want that to even be a choice for the Knicks? I think that he I go. Number one, I never tried to say to you, that Zion will be bad. What I've said is that I do not think he's going to treat. The is going to come in and destroy the NBA, the way people think he is going to do, okay. I think it's going to take him for longer to acclimate himself to the league than people think I think he's game has a lot more than it needs a lot more finishing work than people realize, I think people have companion too lebrons James and stuff. I think are way way off off base way off base. Were you relieved when? I wanted them to get Yama rent. Okay. Okay. I wanted them to get the second pick. I really liked John Maranto lot. I think he's a gonna be terrific player. I would've thought that was perfect for the Knicks. Now at number three. I think they can get a very useful player. And I too believe Barrett will be a very useful player. What do you think about Aubrey that Aubrey Dunkin? Talking's whereas Aubrey. Coach. Kid janis? Kid. I I don't that hard. I don't like. He played great play that game. He played played great net game. I think but I would not I would not put see I don't think there's that many. I don't think it's a deep draft. I think the other guys are limited. I'm not even sure who's for like right now. If you're New Orleans, you have four does he take his other buddy, take Cam reddish? Do they get him to take cameras should four Cambridge just in the in the conversation there? I don't know if there's any European players who deserve to go that high. I really don't know who's out there from the European standpoint. Culver to me has some limits. There's different players that I know people have mentioned at four but at three I would take Barrett from what I've seen this year. I think he will be a very good player. Now he's got some work to do, but I think he's got a chance to be a very good player. I really do Richard in Manhattan. What's up Richard? Mike. I'm looking at the New York Post now the Yankees to win the World Series, the Yankees, realistic five and a half to one the twins. A seven one. The game. Because Richard because. Richard this something called name value. One team is named Minnesota Twins. The teams named New York Yankees check out the teams and how they've done through the years wins done in the playoffs in recent us very well. Have you go by the years? They have not beaten teams in the playoffs. They've been a playoff bus, as you know. So that's why it is that way. And someone asked me day, what I take the Yankees at five to one of the twins at eight to one, I said, I would take the Yankees at five to one instead of the twins at.
"john maranto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Insurance coming up at noon. It's carbon in Europe. Go talking baseball both cubs. N White Sox cubs. Finished up there to gamer in Seattle off today. Home this weekend for the cardinals. And Brian Windhorst joins us today to talk all things and BA. Let's talk hoops plus the Stanley Cup playoffs and Mel kiper junior. Will join us to recap last weekend's draft. He thinks the bears did reasonably well. And he'll tell everybody why. Join us coming up at noon for crosstalk on ESPN thousand in the ESPN app. That's nobody down here. Just a few minutes. Saw brought to you by Blue Cross Blue shield of Illinois through life's ups and downs for all the journeys ahead. You know, what the bring the card you can count on Luke Ross and Blue Shield of Illinois through it. All Andrew you've been hanging in what's going on Andrew. Hey, how you doing sparky? Good. Congratulations on your extension. We love having in the city, and you're one of my favorites. Thanks, man. She it. Yeah. You know, you're a big basketball guy. I am too. I just wanna know like I mean, I would love the guy, you know, he's got crazy energy, and he would motivate probably guys like, you know, Zach and Laurie, but you know, with Wendell being drafted last year by us. And he you know, he was hurt. Basically the whole year development took a step back. Like, we kinda need a point guard and zions really not three you know, to play the small forward and even out of Porter's there. What I mean is he really the right fit for us. Even though he we could possibly get him. And that's really I just wanted to know your opinion is if you can get this guy who is a as I've had multiple guys tell me he has a nightmare matchup. Absolutely a nightmare to match up against you. Take Zion Williams. And if that means you're making a trade from a depth position Wendel Carter or whoever it is. Then you go do what you gotta do. But if you can get Zion Williamson first of all your marketing department in your owner, if you win the lottery is going to be able to sell sponsorships tickets all sorts of things because he's there. So there is zero chance that he's not going number one. Don't you agree? I agree. And there's no GM in the NBA that wants to be the guy that didn't take them. Right. You know, everything works out. He is the generational player that everybody thinks and predicts he'll be you can't be the guy that said death now against the grain on that when I'm going to pass, right? I'm taking the guard John Maranto her no shot. And and although I think Ryan is going to be a fantastic player. Agreed. Let me ask you this question. We've been handicapping your favorite race the Kentucky Derby how about him. Handicapping the kicker competition. We need we need somebody to break down the bears. Six kickers that are convening at house hall. This this week beginning tomorrow to begin the kicking competition. Yeah. I do not see a scenario. And I love Robbie goal. You know? I do I'm a big fan. I've enjoyed getting to know him. I think he's a good, dude. I'm Robbie gold guy. But the people that I get talked to up at Halas hall. I'm just telling him pan. I do not see a scenario from what I was told there is zero chance that they're going to make that move and go get him. And that's because a during the lockout year he made some comments he made comments, and they just said the relationships not a good relationship, and they just they would be stunned if George in Virginia decided to make that move or Ryan or Matt. For that exists on this since the beginning that he didn't like playing with San Francisco didn't wanna go back even though they put the franchise tag on him. He's still yet to sign it. Okay. Let's say the thing doesn't work out with the bears at all. What do you think? He just retires or how does it? How does this end? If. It's just between San Francisco and Robbie. I think what ends up happening. This is just my gut feeling. I haven't asked Robbie this. I think he's gonna push this till the end our he's going to say, look, I wanna be somewhere else. And if it's not Chicago, maybe he's kicking for Green Bay Mason Crosby's in the latter stages and hasn't been great as of late. Maybe he's kicking for somebody else. That's closer to home. He wants to make a change and be closer to his kids. He's moving into his new home this month, and he wants to be back here. If it's not gonna be Chicago. I I still don't believe he'll walk away from the five million dollars. I think in the end if he has to he shows up he got sit through four months of football. He flies back and forth. Every week to see his kids for two days goes back there kicks caches his checks, and then he's out of it. That's what I think happens. I just don't see a scenario that he's here. I hope I'm wrong. I think he'd be great to have here. But I'll be very surprised if the bears acquiesce and go get him or San Francisco cuts him loose ends up here. That will surprise me. Meanwhile, Redford Jones, Chris Blewitt Elliott, fry John barren the second and Casey Ben Dr ski he's the main steak kit. Yes. No, Minnesota state minister. Yeah. That used to be mankato's. Okay. Yeah. And so those are your then produce Spencer Evans, also mcneese states, Alex Shelton. They got a collection of their I feel like I have is you know, as much knowledge as those guys as when you were running down the the field of the derby crazy. But you think it's going to work. Do you think do you think this this like, you know, American idol search for a kicker is is gonna work out? I'm gonna trust that they didn't just rush in and guard. We're stealing Cody parkey, they're really going to do their homework. They're going to do everything they can to put all these guys. Look everyone said well what kind of pressures they're going to be kicking. Whether they're Soldier Field or Halas hall. These guys want to be professional football players. There's plenty of pressure on them to make kicks. It may not be in front of eighty thousand. But if you want to get an Asheville football league in cash in National Football League check, there's plenty of pressure on there. Plenty. Plus there's six guys waiting to to take that job. Absolutely. So if you if you're good Robbie gold came in here from a construction site and ended up making tens of millions of dollars kicking. So if you're read for Jones, and you come in to win that competition, and you're here for the next ten years, you're gonna make a lot of money. And that's plenty of pressure enough. I these guys aren't making any money doing what they're doing just training as Lee Trevino once said, you know, what pressure is it's not standing over a pot at the masters because I'm already rich. He said it's playing for ten bucks. When you got five in your pocket. Yeah. So they'll have plenty of pressure. It's going to be cool. We gotta take quick time out, and we'll come back and cross talk with Carmen and your co that's next on ESPN. Here's another great cut from Waddle and Silvy brought to you by greatclips taunt is gonna do and maybe not for everybody. But again, like, okay, look, we're playing sports here. Big deal. Livens the game up. That was good. The littlest things are celebrating every other sport. But Katherine bid happens..
"john maranto" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Seven three seven sixty sixty six. One and become juillet Ernie Acosta on the other side glass with life and the Blackfish deal, which is cheese. They are all the ShopRite. Greg birds on the I L sweet is gonna join us after the eleven twenty after eleven twenty we'll break it all we already know this. But this is just ridiculous. Think about the Yankees starting catcher first baseman shortstop third baseman, leftfielder ace and key reliever. All on the centerfield forget that yet Hick's, right? So it's easy to say who's not and who's not would be glacier Torres, Aaron judge. Void as far as starters are concerned. Right. Brett gardner. I guess. God. Remarkable to Lewinsky to- shortstop to make the. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Started shortstop. That's right now at this remarkable and have to admit because not that I was arguing this because it's such a stupid argument. But I was saying to this fan friend of mine on Twitter. He said I've never seen anything like this. And I said we're have you missed the Mets they've had like this day. Have now surpassed the Mets on real. It's about the walking wounded it's beyond. You're right. This is remarkable. And we've been saying this for few weeks. I think it's still reigns. True. They just have to survive. I think the expectations for the next month can't beat a climate of I placing it's just go play five hundred. That's it. That's it. That's what you gotta do. Even when you're facing a team like the Kansas City Royals should be great to beat them to win a series against him especially Yankee Stadium and it's a four game series. But you just have to survive this because this is insane right now what they're dealing with is ridiculous. And then you throw in the guys who are healthy lot of them are really underperforming, especially in the rotation with James Paxton j hat Chad green out of the bullpen. So it's not just the injuries. Then you've got key guys that you expected more out of just not playing that. Well, so just survive till you could do because none of these injuries as of yet are gonna end anybody season. So there's a chance that all of these guys could come back. And so you just want. Indecent position if when that actually happens eight seven, no, no, it's not eight seven seven three three seven sixty six sixty six. Let's go to James and spotswood New Jersey, James you guys. Wanna know callers out there waiting on hold as well. I find the NBA virtually unwatchable. I think maybe the last time I'm watching it was the spur in twenty four. To clean basketball all around, you know, with the threes. You know, but thirty forty fifty sixty three last night fifty one points in the third quarter of served. It's like, you don't think they played team basketball. Not at all. I agree about that. I'll give you James that. There are certain teams like the Houston Rockets feature a lot of dribble dribble dribble shoot. But there may be a lot of offense. They may be a lack of defense in your opinion. But I think a lot of teams actually are officiant because of the ball movement that they have and because of the team basketball that they're playing so I look at the Sixers playing a lot of ice. Oh ball last night. A little bit of Joe is become such an offensive game. Now all the rules are now just all geared to the offense now. And I think that's part of what you know what he's talking about. That's yeah. That's fine. I disagree on repeated still team. There's still teams to play team basketball. I'm not going to say that they don't move the ball around. And all that. Yeah. Do see you know to me in my mind is much too many three point shots taken with eighteen seconds left on the shot clock. But. That's the way the game is now and you're also seeing and this is a credit to how good players are. You're seeing guys hit shots that were unfathomable ten years CNN Steph curry hit shots. You never saw before. And that's a credit to him. He's changed the game in that way. So a lot of it or part of it is just incredible execution by some of these. Yeah, I bet you know, my feeling I long for today's when you could actually give guy hard foul down a lane. And you just can't do that. You can get a flake out for five games. Yeah. Kerr's Kingston, Chris our you what's up? What's going guy? Chris. I bet twenty dollars on the jets win the Super Bowl. And I was sixteen hundred that happens. You're not winning anything. Twenty. Money. Into the guy. Okay. What's up? Get the number one pick. I want them to trade. It's number two. Then. Moran. Berlin. I want scien- Williamson. That's why they need to get tick. Why you don't wanna let me tell you right now. Right now, you'd think me off. Now this franchise is giving you squat twenty years. Nothing garbage. I wanna give one fifty four when a big deal. They give nothing for twenty freaking years. So it is by okay is supposed to be the guy that's all about Zion. He's the guy. He's going to be LeBron is going to be this is going to be. So instead of being cute if they get on to you take Zion. If it doesn't work out. Hey, why it doesn't work out? Why did he say he was directing the call it meat that called needs to be directed? Squarely at Zion with the Knicks back is going to be on a day. That's good. That's one of the best moves on putting spike leader. You know what? I mean, putting the pack because they're shooting that is brilliant. Yes. I couldn't they that's the best guy to put their totally. He's going to be sitting on days if they get the number one pick. It's funny. I don't wanna hear about your trading it. I don't wanna hear about. I'd rather have the second pick and John Maranto. I'd rather have all back. No. I want Zion. Williamson that's it case closed, and you know, what if it doesn't work out so big that's the guy. I. It's funny. I I agree with something. He said, I agree wholeheartedly with something you said, right? So he said something I actually agree with which is I do think John Moran say for pick with that said, I'm taking Zayn Williams. Who's I think Zayn Williamson has bigger potential? Yes. While I feel safer. Yeah. John have a really good NBA career. I think Zayn Williamson's career because he something we've never seen by I could be bigger and better. And if I win the lottery, I'm going for the gusto issue achy -gree with that statement. But I agree with you that if I'm going up there and I'm skeptical about Zion. But I've always said I too, but I'm still taking them large. I'm still doing. You're a fridge. I did is giving you nothing nothing for twenty years. So we're going to play safe nail plates. Let's plates safe. We've been garbage for years. Let's play. It's not. No, I'm not playing it safe. I'm taking the shot up going like you said. I wanna go gusto. Absolutely. You know, God forbid if they didn't take this guy, and he goes wherever you wind up whoever gets that second pick in the draft, and he becomes this monster. He becomes the, you know, somewhere between Jordan and LeBron we're going to be going delirious that they didn't take no question. Stop it. Now, they're been to examples. I think recently where the Knicks had a chance at a safer pick. And then going forward in one case they went safe in one case they they went for years ago. They took Channing Frye who was very safety. Okay. And the kid who I was intrigued by he had a good couple years. But ultimately didn't have great careers. Andrew bynum a center never worked out. I remember on the overnight. I didn't win for the jugular verse short time pretty good. It was better with the Lakers for while. And he got traded Philadelphia was Bockel disaster. The other example, I thought that the next to the opposite. They went porzingas, right? When fort I loved it. I remember when the. So the not you, but some Boeing the guy's terrible. Of course, loved it because they went for the Gusset. And I think that with Zayn you're going form have to take him. I'm sorry. If the Knicks have got to take these guy, I don't wanna hear about trading him. I want to any of that. I'm taking my show with Zion. Williamson and let the chips fall way. We'll see if they have that chance. I don't find out if they have Ewing on a day like that. That was a brilliant move and good job by tactic saying. Yeah, no doubt. I'm into. Weird feeling. I never you say this about your basketball team. Going to win the lottery. A why they gotta come. And that's for sure maybe it's the whole do fact, even the Ewing thing they're actually doing you got it common. Chris Newhaven, Chris, our you. What's up? Gentlemen, speak to of a pleasure. The it's wanted to talk a little basketball. Chris I six percent who has suffered through this treacherous a couple years. We had here Marquel? Little before. And I'm sitting here last couple nights watching the Brooklyn nets. Absolutely. Dismantle of the Sixers after this whole long trudge to where we are now. And I just wanted to congratulate having on the team if they put together after three years of no first round, and it really God. I don't know how we got to where we are with them. But but what a series expensive far. I really I wish you guys looking enjoying. It really is interesting Chris to look at two teams that couldn't have been built anymore different. That's for sure one Tina. Tanked tanked tank tank tank tank lottery Lowery lottery lottery Lowery, eventually they put this eventually hit on one of them to really, but they went to like five. Yeah. The nets haven't had a lottery pick that they've used since Derrick Derrick favors what you was that was nine years ago long ago now that long ago. Yeah. Not yet. Nine years ready. John wall around for five minutes. It's true. And so how did they do? They did it because show partial what he's doing. I'm getting hold me. Fox does note he's doing me too. But it is interesting to look at these two teams. And that's why in Philly a very good team. I think they have deficiencies. I don't think they're going to NBA championship. I think Ben Simmons has to grow as a player. Here's a bottom line is an obvious statement. But it's so true. Ben Simmons has developed a jump shot. Oh my God. Did he make any threes? This you know, tempt them he's three years attempted one at the end of shot clock. But he never get away part in a way, I kind of liked that in a way because I'm an old school guy like that. But but again, but with that said, he gotta shoot some three attempted. You're eighty six threes in seventy nine games. Career. He is over seventeen from three. He's never made one never made.
"john maranto" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"What I saw him playing Candida this last summer. I was telling people a way to you. This guy will be sportscenter every night that's tail dominates the sportscenter top ten, and we're not going to have to explain it after a while at once you see it, you will be hooked and you'll do it. And you know, I think we're trying to make comparisons. And that's what we do. There's nothing wrong with it about getting on anybody about it. But there's no confidence guy you are saying, well, he's like Charles Barkley with this added or a more explosive trust, you know, we have to add to it. There's nobody that's ever been like this guy. Doesn't mean he's the best player that that I've ever seen because he's not. But but he's truly unique. And and there's never there's never been a guy like here. But I'm not sure we'll see. His like again, he's it's true. He is unique. He's box office. And he's going to be the number one overall pick. We all know it who would be your number two John rant RJ Barrett. Who would be your number two Jay Bilas right now, Stephen A would be RJ Barrett. And it would be largely because I think I think he's been a little bit overshadowed by by Zairean. But you know, if you switch spots, it would be it would be job ramp being overshadowed by what he actually played a ewbal same FEMA side lamps in South Carolina, John at that. But RJ Barrett is is a legit six five six six left-handed can handle and pass. He's had a triple double earlier this year one of the best defensive rebounders in the college game, not irrespective of size. And and I think he's a James harden type player now, I happen to think that the John Maranto Russell Westbrook die player. So we've got three guys in this draft. But I think our I don't want to say sure fire, but they're all star caliber talents. And it's just a question of of what's going to be best for team rather than whether these guys could play because all three of them can really play very last question who you have gone to the final four to refresh my memory, and winning it all I had North Carolina a beating Duke in the final I had Virginia going and I had Michigan. But Michigan gotta let the air out of that one the way they shot all, but you know, I didn't I didn't have all four number one. Sees I probably should have. Wow. Yeah. I had Duke North Carolina, Gonzaga and Tennessee in Tennessee visibly lost in overtime. So that got next. That's when I had. Yeah. Stephen, it'd have this many quality teams make it this far and high seeds. You know, you're you're you're not gonna have all, you know, everybody make it all the twos and all that stuff. Somebody's gonna get somebody who's gonna get cliff that you know, Tennessee had a great chance to win it. They just didn't. And that literally was a coin flip game could have gone either way. James? Appreciate the great work. As always appreciate you taking time out of. A busy schedule. You know? We'll be watching you, buddy. Thank you so much. Always a pleasure, my friend. Thank you. All right. My my man, the one and only the great one himself Jay Bilas doesn't outstanding Java many many years for ESPN always on to have them right here. It was even when he is being radio and ESPN news. Edited say ESPN is the number call up it's innovative to not three seven seven six. We'll get back to your calls and more in a minute. Owning it CW tournament on the Lakers on major league baseball on some NFL talk involving Antonio Brown. The Steelers the Cowboys the eagles the list goes on and on touch dollar. Steve day is being radio. ESPN news, by the way. If you haven't tried to delicious high quality meat from butcher box..
"john maranto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Fifteen minutes from now, John crisp black enamel dousing in for Johnson hood. We will talk about Zayn Williamson John Marantz a lot of people suggesting. People aren't doing that. But people are suggesting that maybe the better fit would be the point guard. John Mirant and says I'm Williams I wasn't going to give you the fake tease of the people are suggesting overtime Williamson. But people are suggesting the better fit of John Maranto resign Williamson. We'll talk about that at nine o'clock right here on ESPN one thousand like I said, I'm Chris black with atom of dollar here on ESPN one thousand the Chicago White Sox start the season on Thursday at Kansas City. Carlos Dom will be on the hill and Don Cooper pitching coach for the Chicago White Sox. He got chance to join Chuck are fine on the White Sox talk podcast on NBC sports, Chicago. Here's coop. Talking about Rodin as the leader of the staff illicit leader to staff, I I don't know about that term. All I know is he's going to be going in game one. He's he's the guy who's the incumbent. He's been around the longest he's doing well for us last year. And he's gonna use the guy we've elected to go one the thing. I'll say about you mentioned his name. He's never been in a better position to spring training albeit because there's been so spring training. We wasn't healthy and able to participate he had surgery last year. If you remember when he came back. He was rehabbing he pushed a lot of good ball games last year. And a lot of them against the best clubs in the league. I think he got tired down the end because of all that rehab program that he did prior to, you know, common. Anyway, he's had to winner off basically he's been conditioning. He's coming in Greek came in great shape. He looked great smooth loose..
"john maranto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
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"john maranto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"All you need to know about Villanova. Purdue is Villanova went on a tunnel run. They still trail by twenty. It's currently sixty six forty two per two leading Villanova and one game that still is not quite at the quarter pole in the first half Auburn leading Kansas twenty eight fourteen everything else a final in the NCW tournament nothing, but favorites winning defeated Baylor. Michigan state over Minnesota, Kentucky and Wofford that was actually one of the tighter games today as Kentucky only one by six Michigan defeated Florida's sixty four forty nine Florida states all over Murray state. Ninety two sixty two John Maranto scored twenty eight points four Murray state LSU, the only buzzer beater, we've had of the entire tournaments as they defeated Maryland sixty nine sixty seven to move on so nothing, but nothing but blowouts for the most part today, Joe, although maybe today's the undercard because the main events as it's going to be as long as Duke is alive is Williamson and the Duke blue devils and they don't play until tomorrow. Hopefully, we get a little bit better slate of games. I know I'm going to be more entertained because I'm not more entertaining than when Zion Williamson is on the floor. And there's a reason why CBS specifically said quote because of Zion Williamson, and quote, they dedicated a camera to follow him on the floor. All the time actually spent money on new equipment for digital replays. Tips to keep an eye on Zion. Williamson that's where his brand is right now. And gave when you combine Zion and his dunks and just how much fun. It is to watch him versus. Central Florida with taco fall on the other side, a seven foot six inch center. Not that they're going to be matched up all night. But if you know anything about Ziya Williamson he's about the show and he's gonna try to dunk on him. And I'm not quite sure Twitter will survive. I don't know if he's going to get it down. I don't know if he's actually going to do it. But I do know one thing he's gonna try it. I'm one hundred percent with you. At some point. He is going to turn the corner. He's gonna get past his defender. He's going to see taco fall. And he is going to try to post rising. Oh, yeah. I I've never been fuel pull it off. I hope he does. But I know I've never been more confident in something that he's going to try to pull it off. Now, the conversation about Zion does more to you've got all these millions billions of dollars television money going to CBS and Turner and the schools have very extravagant facilities. If you've ever been to Duke or North Carolina Kansas Kentucky, they have facilities that would rival NBA facilities, and you wonder, okay. Well, if this is helping ratings if you've got your own camera dedicated Zion. How is it possible to this guy's not making any money off of this? And exposure is one thing Gabe. But there is something to be said that everybody benefits from Zion being on the floor with the exception monetarily with the exception of Zion. Williamson and I understand why people have a hard time with it. Xian's a little bit different because he did have a following coming into college because of how of an athletic of a freak. I remember seeing videos on social media from when he was a sophomore. He was you know, just exploding and blowing everybody up with the dunk steady. Had now his brand has risen to another level by going to do can having that exposure. But at the same time, I mean, the NC double experiencing ratings that they haven't since nineteen Ninety-one and with this big in as mania has gotten kid be coincidental that the ratings for the first round with the biggest since nineteen Ninety-one, and we have a star of this magnitude playing in the tournament those two things to me are connected. And it is unfortunate to me that he can't find a way to get a little bit something more than just his scholarship because ultimately the scholarship isn't going to get him a college education. He's not going to be staying there for four years and with all the money that's floating out. Out there in college athletics. It's. Yeah. When when you have a camera guy that camera guys getting paid to follow around. For an entire game. And I can understand why people just go wait, wait that guy. Get paid. But that guy can't I can understand why that can be difficult for some. Yeah. There's gotta be a workable solution for Gabe. And I do think that to be fair with the conversation. It's something that Mike ski head coach at Duke figured out. A while back when they switched to one and done to keep up with John Calipari and Kentucky now counterpart created this model based on the NBA rules. Okay. And it's essentially come to me come to Kentucky get with this brand. Get to the NBA Duke understanding that it needed a rebrand itself decided to align themselves with the established brands as you mentioned Zion was already a household name in recruiting circles in college basketball circles because of his social media following, but they went design and others before him like Marvin Bagley the year before and say, look, you got your millions of Instagram followers. But we got our millions on social media too. We are a social media machine. We're on TV every single night nationally as be killing the old Virginia coach used to say there on TV more than leave it to beaver reruns. That was my. Accent for Pete gillen. So it worked it really they work because you have to remember Gabe. When Zion showed up at Duke, a it was a bonus because they already had a loaded class with RJ Barrett Cam reddish and trae Jones, he came to Duke as the fourth guy, essentially, he was not the consensus number one picking the draft. Most people talked about RJ Barrett or Cam reddish. Instead we've seen him volt above them. He seemed cameras drop a little bit. And there was something clearly gained from his time at Duke. So there is something to be said about the exposure that you would never get in the G league that you could only get at a place like Duke or Kentucky in Zionists certainly benefit from it benefited from it. But that doesn't mean he can't make a little more often. So he might even stay another year. If you wanted to if he was making a little money off of name, image and likeness. I'm Gabe nights alongside Joe overuses game night ESPN radio ESPN app. You mentioned the G league. And they do have that option. Now of select contracts for superstars to give them that option. Hey, come. The G league. Granted it's not a bunch of money. It's not life changing money. But it gives you some exposure a little bit before you can be eligible for the NBA draft. However, you mentioned you wouldn't get exposure in the G league. I just and maybe it's because it's blown up to this point in being at Duke has has had a part of that. I just have a feeling that if you'd have decided to go to the G league for a year before going to the NBA whatever G league team. He would have ended up on we seen a couple of those games on ESPN. Right. Like somehow, someway, though to figure out a way to hit some of those games on because Zion. Williamson can be that entertaining created. Maybe he's not that entertaining as he makes a transition going from high school to now playing against professionals. But I just feel that somehow some way we'd have gotten a little bit more Zion. Williamson exposure. Something about college though, that makes it elevated even more empty buildings versus Cameron endorse stadium. Yeah, that's true. That's it is tough to beat Cameron indoor stadium. I'm gave nights alongside Joe Oviously this game night ESPN radio ESPN app. Straight ahead going to switch up the gears just a little bit. Lot of blowouts going on right now in the NCAA tournament. Could we see some major NFL rules changes next season? One NFL insider thinks there's a distinct possibility that we will. We'll talk to him next. It's ESPN radio and the ESPN app ESPN. Plus.
"john maranto" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"And not a great start for Marquette's. The golden eagles season is over after losing the Murray state's eighty three to sixty four and again that was not closed. It was relatively close at the half and the razors. Well, they were living up to their name and it boat. Raced Marquette today and just a brilliant performance by Murray state software guard John Mirant posted a triple double nine shots. But he controlled every aspect of this game. As Marquette was as they are so often led by Marcus Howard, twenty six points, but took him twenty-seven shots to get his twenty six points battle a little bit of an injury to his wrist. I know that's been kind of a problem for markets. Howard. And I just wasn't enough. Marquette had two of its five starting players put up goose egg and really not affect the game at all the car. Ben, THEO, John. So it's it he's never for the golden eagles in. They were kind of a trendy. I was technically an upset and they were kind of trendy upset pick. There was a lot of money being wagered on this game. And seventy seven percent it as of about noon today was on Murray state. Question is can the badgers avoid that five twelve upset taking out an Oregon team that is really clamped down defensive late game. All tip off tomorrow at about three thirty four one four seven nine nine one six twenty that is the economic mortgage talk and text line pretty good day for the big ten so far Maryland with a two point win over a a very good Belmont team. I had actually thought Doma was going to win that game. Minnesota with a win over Louisville earlier today and Michigan state they had to earn it. It was not easy for the Spartans to get by Bradley, but they were able to do it and hold off a feisty Bradley team. So yeah, they weren't knock it off world today. The big ten, but they did go three now, so Wisconsin and Michigan among the teams that will play tomorrow high status in the tournament this year and. This is what it's all about. Visit good stuff. Right. Sixteen games today. Sixteen games tomorrow. And then we go into the weekend. I have a confession to make you didn't fill out a bracket. I did actually filled. I two brackets. I don't know if they were that much different. I think I only watched like paid attention to three games today. Maybe all right. So you have a bit of a commute to get here. You didn't even tune game in a radio. I know now listening to podcasts and a little bit of the brewers. Okay. I just you know, the tournament for some reason I have to be like in the zone for not even after seven to root for I just got be like his own for it. And I just not there yet for John Maranto radio. I wanted to watch that when I got back in the studio was kind of a marquee game. I went into the day thinking that would be if I was gonna pick one game to watch as just a casual fan that that one jumped off the page to me that's the one easily. And then what happens is you go throughout the day in games that you thought might be a blowout. Get interesting and then in the second half what usually happens is. So you go to these games. Okay. So let's take Michigan state, Bradley, for example. Right. Or is Bradley, Indiana. I think yes, is it Eric in Indiana, Illinois, same thing. But nonetheless, Michigan state, obviously, we know where that is. But I would have to imagine if we look at that region. Maryland. And Belmont, I'm sorry. It was LSU and Yale that played before Michigan state and Bradley, right? So when did you have to imagine the Yale fans, and maybe even the LSU fans, we're starting to cheer for Bradley a little bit, right? I mean, unless they left, and you could do that you buy the session. Would you buy tickets? You don't buy just one game. You buy whatever is appearing that day at the arena, you stay for as long as you'd like. But usually if the game is tight at halftime between a lopsided seated matchup. Well, the fans start to pile on. And then all of a sudden, the Michigan state fans get a little more drowned out, and it becomes a kind of a pseudo homecourt advantage in of course, LSU and winning the game as a number three seed, Bradley all day long. Right. I mean, they wanna see Michigan state. So I it's just an interesting element of watching these games. So it becomes interesting after you get about fifteen twenty minutes in. That you didn't think would be interesting. Right. Well, I was just going to point out. I think it was New Mexico state. Right. That was the game they came from high and they went to like a twenty two six run. And I can't remember against Auburn the Auburn game. Yeah. They going at twenty three to six run. They come within to them a wide open layup the kid passes out for three and a kid gets fouled on the three. And then MRs two of the three. What what was that was a I was watching that game. And I thought it was a classic show job by Bruce Pearl. Yeah. I mean that that game was decided I mean, it was a double digit lead with three minutes left. And then it was turnover by Auburn a three pointer by New Mexico state, another turnover another three pointer long three pointer fouls fouls and more fouls. And then you're right. And then New Mexico state or sort of crap the bed at the end. It felt like the last three minutes of that game lasted a half hour, but not an entertaining way. But not necessarily in a great way. It was just it was such a weird finish. I think at the time. My first thought when they when the the play from New Mexico state, the wide open layup in past it backwards was well, that's bad either. He didn't know what was going on. Or that's basketball today. Right. So if you're if you're trying to figure out so if it Marquette has been bounced they're out there season's done. I do not have a great feeling about the badgers tomorrow. Just given what I've seen of Wisconsin down the stretch and knowing what they're typically struggled against. I don't think it's a great match up for Wisconsin tomorrow. If you're trying to find another team to glommed onto here. If Wisconsin and Marquette both get bounced. Well, I I start looking for state ties who's got a tied to the state of Wisconsin. There are as I count asked and there's probably more. But in terms of head coaches or kids from the area that kind of stuff. There's somewhere between eight and ten so far as I can count that you might wanna glommed onto. I'm going to tell you who I do. I'll do it in a couple minutes here. More sports central the bolts strategy.
"john maranto" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Not use my time judiciously enough and like like maller. Semi pause live TV yo stop. That's all I had to say stop. And it'll stop just shake that remote shaking something else. Happy Friday, everyone inside the first midwest Bank studio imagine police act in one hour. We'll talk baseball, and I wanna get after some baseball talk with Dan Shulman to Nick free. Dow will join us talk about the Kevin Durant. The bulls as well. Miss neck. I do too I've been texting with nickel out lately with all the bulls drama. But yeah, Dan, Schulman does all the sports that he does play by play on. Well, he's gonna be doing Duke Virginia tomorrow night, five o'clock PIN number two versus number three a rematch to close game earlier. And he was on the Duke game the other night you talking about brainpower on one broadcast that Huby and vitality. Yeah. Doing that Duke game the other night and wanted to talk some baseball, Dan, he joins Waddell and Selvi on ESPN one thousand that's pretty cool. Isn't it when you get by Talon Huby in the same booth? It was really cool. I mean you talking about two hall of famers. You know, one guy's eighty five one guy seventy nine and they've known each other for like fifty five six years to both from New Jersey, but they never worked on a game together before so be the coolest part actually was when we went into the we wanted to coach K's office before the game to do like, you know, meet with the coach they ninety minutes before the game. And I snapped the picture I got in. I and I snapped the picture of Hubei talent, she chef ski just kind of shaking hands it up racing. I mean, that's you know, there's a lot of credentials in that room that I did not know the belong to me. Well, said well, obviously, Dan here in Chicago. Our hope is with our our NBA team that we find ourselves drafting first or second. And that means our focus of our attention could be both of the guys at to. What can you tell us about Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett? Well, I mean, I'm sure you've seen him a lot on TV. I've seen him a lot in. I I've done a bunch of their games. I probably watched every one of their games this year. So I on is it, and you know, everybody you feel the need to say this at the beginning. I'm not saying he's going to be the best player who ever lived. But I've never seen a guy with that size and that athleticism in the same combination. That guy just doesn't exist in basketball, six seven to eighty forty five inch vertical that person has never existed before, you know, can he do in the NBA? What are you doing in college? I think you'll need to continue to grow when it just of that sort of thing. But you know, his quickness his ability to leap up first. In a second time, you know, he can dribble by people, obviously he can finish it the rim. We know that you know, he's shots. Gotta get better. And in the NBA, he won't be able to completely dominate athletically as much as he can in college. You know, but but he's he's going to be a great player. Like like, I don't know what your ceiling is. But I think is Florida's pretty high. You're really really good NBA player Indiana's. You know, you come across a lot of talented guys, regardless of profession some are harder workers in others. We here. He's a tireless worker is that the case. That is my perception. I mean, I don't see every taxes, but I can see him diving for a loose ball whether up twenty five points with four minutes left against Saint John's. That's pretty good. Now. He's not the only kid who does it. But he does that's pretty good. And from what the coaching staff says about it. Yes. Or great worker rate kid great teammate. He's gonna be terrific. The the the issue with him at issue might be the wrong word is because there's never been anybody like him. What is he of the NBA? We all know, the NBA basketball, and is becoming more physician less. So maybe it doesn't even make sense to say three or four. But you know, what I mean like you match them up against guys who are six nine to thirty and they're shooting threes, forty match them up against smaller guys who are like six hundred ninety five on the perimeter is he's going to be too big and strong for some guys. But is he going to be able to guard smaller quicker guys? I think he will. Because I've seen do what to do. But I eat does work hard. I wouldn't be surprised if by the time he gets to the NBA. He shows up at like two, and I don't think he's eighty five. Now, I think he's to seventy five to two eighty, but I wouldn't be surprised if he maybe even takes a few more pounds off like even if he's to seventy you know, he's still the strongest guy building, you know. And then, you know, maybe just to get that quickness going even more, but his athleticism is ridiculous. He's gonna be a great player. Dan. How do you feel about RJ Barrett? I think Archie bears going to be a great player as well. I mean, he is more projectable if that's a word in in terms of the NBA like we've seen guys who are you know, his size his length. They can get to the rim. His shots. Gotta get better too. He works hard. He's got he's got a little bit of nasty, and he's got a lot of determination in. But he's the kind of guy who's been able to to dominate athletically at almost every level to you know, the other thing is these two guys are playing together. They've all they both always easily been the best player on their team. Now, they're playing together and having to figure that out RJ does not get enough credit for his passing his vision and his passing are very good. I think sometimes when to drive when to pull up, you know, he's still learning that believe, and I think you'll need to learn that at the NBA as well as the athletes get bigger and longer span and his shot needs work his three pointer and free in Zion to both of their their free throw shooting. They're both like sixty six sixty seven. Percent. These are guys who were going to get fouled a ton. And and I think for both of them you'd like to see it in the seventy five to eighty range because they're going to be at the line all night long. I think J whether he's the second pick third pick you for John Maranto debris state as well are just going to score on a points. Like, he he's a he's a point getter. He's I think he by your too. I think he's gonna be at twenty point again guy, the Dan Shulman joining us waddling Sylviane ESPN one thousand you've been doing college hoops for awhile, Dan. I mean, have you ever seen anything like the circus around Duke because of these two guys not even close like not even close? And you know, as you know, I I tend to do a lot of Carolina Kentucky games year after year. I mean, the Kentucky team few years ago two of them. I guess the Kentucky team that had Anthony Davis back in two thousand twelve I guess it was and then the two thousand fifteen team that almost ran the table before they lost in the final four those two teams had a lot of hype, but not at this level, and you know. Some of it is because it's dukes some of it's because it's a Fab Four, but most of it is I on. It's all anybody asked me about like the casual fan watches games. Or is you know, I'm from Canada back in Toronto. All anybody asked me about is I on an RJ's from Toronto people just want to talk about Zion over and over and over again, he's he's a rockstar and they're rock stars. And you know this game that we'll have it Virginia. Tomorrow night is going to be something else. It'll be a great seeing the first game was great. You know, just wait till the two Carolina games that are combat like, we're we're still building here. It's gonna be it's gonna be pretty fun. Do you know it's funny because a lot of people have raged in the past. Hey, one in guns are running college basketball. Do you fear if they would do away with a one and done that that would ruin college basketball, because I know for me really the only time I turn on college basketball, because I know duke's playing, and I gotta go sees I and I wanna see John rant and the few games and he's on. So I can see how. They translate it. So would it be quite the opposite? Well, I think it depends on the person so used to sell your more of an appropriate. Obviously, you're more of an NBA fan than a college that you got a lot of people who are the other way around. So I'm conflicted on this because I don't know what the right answer is. And I'm not gonna pretend to know what the right answer is. You know, we went through an era. How many years it was LeBron Kobe guard nets McGrady, you know, these guys went straight from high school, right and college basketball is still here. College basketball survived and thrived in that era to the point where I can't even tell you what yours it was. None of us can off the top of our heads. It was this year to that year or who won the championships are who was the best player. But it does feel to me like things have changed a little bit in fifteen twenty years later, whatever it is if they do away with a one and done, you know, a lot of these guys are not going to come to college. They're just not. And and you know, what they should have a right to go. Pro. That's one thing. I do feel if you're eighteen years old you have graduated high school. Why should you have the right to go pro? And but if they do go pro I worry a little bit that college basketball will become more like college baseball in terms of popularity still very popular. But without the high end the L guaranteed pros in the game. I worry about viewership and attendance and popularity of that sort of thing. So I get I don't know what the answer is. It's hard to say that John being here is college art say that that Anthony Davis or Karl Anthony towns or any of these guys that it made college basketball worse. I do understand from the fan's perspective. It's tougher to keep up with the sport. Because guys are coming and going every year, but you know, the the the the notion of Tim Duncan or Patrick few and spending four like that's gone, and it's never coming back. So I know I haven't answered the question. I I don't know what the answer is other than I think that if you graduate high school, you should be allowed to Dan. Let's segue to major league baseball. What are your thoughts on the current state of? Of free agency. I didn't realize there was free agency. About about that. It's not good for the sport. The hot stove league is always been an integral part of baseball's popularity. It's something that we can do to pass the time while we're shoveling snow, and there's nothing to talk about and.