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"jrue holiday" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"And i was like okay. This dude is just not. He's not of this world right now. So i wanna see that drew honestly. I think the finals. I think adam silver really wants to see that because the boxer i mean it's like it comes down to okay. Chris middleton and jihadi gotta be. I don't want to sound too much like reggie miller. They gotta be olympians. Be superheroes here. It's like it's very simple. That's the recipe And like drew is just so like. Is he going to be able to put chris. Paul and foul trouble is he going to be able to. Are you gonna be able to bring devon booker up on him and let him muscle devon booker In the same way that paul. George tried to hunt him. The conference finals I think this is gonna happen to be like the game record. He's going to have to disrupt the flow of the game on both ends of the floor. And i think that's our best bet if drew is disrupting thanks okay. So let's get predictions I think we teased by what i said. What with my lack of confidence. Janas health ongoing sons in five. And i got chris paul the point god as my finals. Mvp on the site. I had sons and six and again. It's just it's basically A result of okay jaanus is probably not going to play in this series. And if he did play things would be a lot different but for finals. Mvp like i wanted to wanna pick so bad but you can't obviously you're not picking like. He's not winning that award of the bookstore win. But like in my mind's eye on like there is a universe where the bucks do win. Somehow andrew is the best player. And so i know that i'm on the fence with this slash. I'm picking chris. Paul finals but i would love to see drew. Just step up. And just be this monstrosity. That i think a lot of us believe he can be so. I'm not sure if i'm going to get a finals. mvp vote. I think they literally run down to the media. Like six or seven people in their vote but if the bucks win and i'm there mike i'll vote drew on your bath no matter what no matter what he might have missed the last three games but no matter what for you for the open floor globe. That's my promise. If i get a finals vote and the bucks win. I'm gonna vote drew. I yeah the exactly then. You're going to get fired. I think that is a wonderful place to to end with rohan. Giving promises that he cannot keep. I'm so that brings us to the end of of another episode of open floor. Thank you so much again to oliver wonderful listeners. For all of the emails that you guys sent in please keep them coming in to open floor mail at gmail.com. That's open floor. Mail at djamil dot com. Ron and i will be back next week Chris and i will be back later this week to kind of assess game one of the nba finals. Richardson night. which is wonderful But for han. I'm signing off. Everyone stays safe. Everyone enjoy the nba finals..
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"You have a last question or do you want to get into Predictions and picks here. So i do have a last question for you. Rohan and it. It's something i've been thinking about quite a bit. Ever since i watched game five and it's how good kendrew holiday really be like. I think we all the nerds out there. Follow the nba. Like us. jrue holiday is just kind of this like deity and really. There's really not a lot of criticism forum for for good reason. He's an incredible. defensive player. made all defensive team this year the bucks gave up basically everything to get him for good reason. He's a very good player. But if you actually like really dig into the offensive numbers and you you go back and watch some of those games against the net where he just here yeah. He just disappeared offensively. Who is this player and like. What is this feeling just for the next two weeks. Can he be the best player in this series. And i say that like that is a legitimate question. You can ask me. It's on his talent but willoughby It's it's not even an expectation for me that he will be but the possibility of him being the best player in him. Taking over is something that like. If i'm building a case for milwaukee to win the nba championship. It's like okay. Drew holiday just put this basketball team on his back and he's he won finals. Mvp and my question is physical. How likely is that for you or is that even possible. It's tough because i think on paper like you mentioned right. We look through like he's the guy who the pelicans through on kevin durant when they were playing. The warriors ultimate competitor. a defender. One of those guys who you want fighting over every screen what's interesting. I think what's happened in this house is. It's hard to be a two-way guy like that. For four straight rounds. It's really not easy. There's a reason why very few players in the world you know the durant's The lebron's the co is really the few guys who hold up doing that. And i do wonder like in that net series in game seven when when holidays offense. You was struggling. If they lost that would have been all the blame would have gone on him. Frankly you know what he slowed down from. You know all the defend all the responsibility. He has defensively every time. There's a pick and roll because you know. They're asking him to do a lot because of what they asked their big do right. They dropped the big split conservative. A lot of that relies on drew being aggressive fighting over those screens. Not letting shooters get wide open. Looks it's gonna be tough man. I'm assuming they're going to start on. Chris.
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Day of game one of the nba finals We and the phoenix suns are playing the milwaukee bucks. Which is just something that no-one no-one one zero people in the world had this confidence saying that zero people had this And the pads that both these teams took to get here. We're like simultaneously fortuitous and devastating. So it's just it's really awesome to see both sides persevere through all that they had to overcome and it's really cool chris paul. We covered an earlier episode. Everything with him and Devon booker suspension to superstars and you know drew holidays. Last two games of the conference finals were spectacular brick lopez. Looks like an all star again but kind of like to preview this. Tell you can i tell you a quick bro. Has story real quick please. Because i love brook lopez. Okay doesn't early in my career. I used to do some really random. Qna's where like this nba player is speaking on behalf of this nba partnership. And i'd go interview them. So we like chris paul state farm. One time chris. Paul called me twenty minutes early for an interview. And i answered the phone and i was like hello. Hello and then. He's like it's chris. I was like okay. So i mean everything. Brook lopez at forever twenty one in new york city like yes the forever twenty one had a collection with the nba brick lopez. And he's that was around the time where his name was. Always popping up in trade rumors. The nets weren't very good. He was like you'd mentioned. It also are very good player. And i was like you know. Are you checking your phone on twitter like are you worried that there's going to be like a woge bomb with your name on it. And he was like he looked at me. Like i was speaking like like a language from star trek or something he was like no he was like. I have no idea what a woge bomb is like. Nothing not like he's just like he's wearing flip flops and a tee shirt in this forever. Twenty one dollars like this guy is living life the right way. So shadow brook lopez. I'm a huge fan. Very gladiators playoff moment. Yes and that was a great story. Wrote no man. No absolutely chilling. You can't straight that guy. Well so i guess that leads us into some of these finals questions that we have for each other sherbrooke lopez will appear know. He appears at least one of my questions so row on. Do you want me to kick things off or do you want to. I'm sure we'll maybe have some overlap here because there one question that i guarantee you both of us have. Can i start with the lowest hanging fruit question. sure yes. This was one that i feel like we have to bring up. It's how impactful will jaanus be. Because i think that that's really the thing looming over the series. Where.
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"I loved the andrea hundreds players. So yeah he's easily there. I for that premiere becomes a a race between her and reddish remain. Just because oh yeah bones age. I'm just you know. He's as very good and i like a lot of what he brings to the table but Age in the contract is just. It's think he's eighteen million over the next three years with a player option in the final year. Like i love kevin herder. I love guys who can shoot. I love guys who can get to their spots in the mid range who are confident he can make some plays and second side pick and roll pretty good defender but camera should just like he's so tantalizing and is but the shot. I think you need. I think you keep hunter for his defense. And obviously his shooting but more so is defense and then pick one of the shooter's. That's how i would do it personally. I think you're not wrong. And i think that reddish is ceiling is obviously like it's just obviously higher for different reasons. But i already have trae so like. How much do i want. That is certain versus kevin. Hart is not going to get better. You know i'm t-. I'm taking her go. I'm off the fence herder ontario. Let's go let's go. I like it. I like it a lot. Okay so what are you going to answer your question or are you just going to. I said hunter and then one of the two shooters. Yeah i'll i'll go bogdonovich. Only because he's got throw the contracts and all that stuff aside for a second. He just has like a competitiveness to him. That i really enjoy watching. He's got like a little bit of a nephew in him. That i think is fun. I think he likes taking big shots. I really. I've always enjoyed his game. I'm glad he's out of the abyss that is sacramento apologies to everyone from sacramento shoutout. Husselmann hodge. But i i would go bogdonovich and hunter i think hunters are most important wing player. They need them to hit and he's so good when he's healthy. Yeah now you're you're you're spot on so we covered. The hawks are ip. To the hawks it was a great season. It was a lot of fun if trade hong chang doesn't hurt his ankle. I think that they're in the nba finals. And isn't it. I think it's peach season right now so now. All is lost in georgia. I think it might be peach season. This is random question but there are there. Different types of peaches like there are different types of apple's storage. And of course can you give me. I know there's like white peaches. He was all i had. There's there's definitely many beaches. I definitely many beaches okay. I would love to have a peach tree that would be wonderful. P. peaches grow on trees. Right leaves the peach trees appraise that before. You're the you're the culinary expert show so i defer to you that's incredible so awesome Shut out to the hawks. Lot of fun watching them this season. They were great..
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Just think this season is a massive outlier in terms of what happened in the nba. Let's say the hawks first-round playoff opponent the knicks. If the knicks didn't have nine months off between seasons would they have been in the position. They were in this year. They're to me. There's just so many variables to say. This is the exact version. We're going to get of the hawks. Moving forward amended zacks point. Are they gonna be able to keep the team together. I mean starts this summer with are you gonna give john collins amac's extension now. John collins was incredible during the playoffs. The calculus just changes when someone's making that much money because it becomes more difficult to build your team unless you have owners like the golden state warriors who say don't care everyone they're worth and will dip millions and hundreds of millions into the luxury tax. I don't think that's going to happen in atlanta. What's going to happen when you have to pay like zack. Mentions deondraye hunter cam reddish trae on john collins. Clint cappella all at once. Can you So the idea that to me it's like guaranteed they're gonna make finals run in the next few years. I don't know. I don't know i saw it. Would it would not surprise me as as real quick. Please please. i just wrote about this for this site Hopefully it gets published because a lot of it was just me rambling. And i don't know if there was a coherent point show to our editors. But the way i look at the nba right now. We have like this is post lebron. And there's this isn't to say that lebron is is done or any of that but he is no longer the preeminent unbeatable one man juggernaut. He's gonna be thirty seven years old. Nick so we're post lebron in the same way that we once were post jordan meaning that there is a thrown that is empty. We are post. The golden state warriors dynasty now by two years and that dynasty can not directly replicated by this day that changed in two thousand and seventeen as a response to kevin durant signing with the golden state warriors So the way. I look at it i think i i agree with you. Ron in the sense that there are very few teams where i would say yes. I would be surprised because i think that the league. I don't want to say it's a total crapshoot. I don't wanna say that We're in total parody. Like the nfl or anything like that or or or major league baseball. Because i don't think we are there. But i do think that we are in an era of unpredictability. That is unlike anything that we've seen before in either of our lifetimes and maybe in nba history. And i say that acknowledging how weird this season was for a million different reasons you've got the condenses and you've got the shortened offseason. You've got the mental health toe you've got the physical strain you've got Just everything that happened the show. You've got covert you've got testing. It's just it's it's we could go on and on and on and on. But i think that we are in age of unpredictability and i think that a team like the hawks can get to the finals. I'm not saying that. I expect them to..
"jrue holiday" Discussed on The Jump
"Right very similar to chris. Paul and devon booker. Then you have a big that can be dominant in in brook lopez very similar to what you have in debt downgrade now. Obviously they're different but when you look at their strong points of all of both teams it's to be matchup like it's all about matchup you got to win your matchup in. The bench has to outplayed the suns bench. But the approach for milwaukee is going to be very similar for the suns. You gotta have balance. You gotta get a lot of people involved. You gotta involve your big. And then you're going to need big players to step up in big moments. And i think that was going to be needed for both of these teams because they are so similar right and let the official injury with honest with the bucks or listing him as a hyperextended left. May now we at chris bosh on the show last week. He said he had that same injury. He would not expect you honest to come back in these playoffs at all but on the other hand the bucks for the last couple of games of listed him as doubtful at least for the last game they did. Now i don't know if that's gamesmanship or if there really was possibly a chance that he could have made it back out onto the court. We don't know how they're going to list him pre-game tomorrow but look we all know how competitive kubo is. We know that he has been since he won his first. Mvp he said you can't really call me an mvp. Until i win a title that he knows the importance of winning in the nba and for him not to be able to just automatically be. They're on that floor with them today. It just must be so different. His left leg as take off leg. Just understand that. That's a little different when it's your dominant all those euros all that long when you're doing those euros your knees not as stable. So that's something that how he plays can also contribute to how quickly he can come back and it's balanced too though right because kendrick. We remember kevin durant in the nba finals. Two years ago. Where i think. Kevin was putting pressure on himself to play. In addition to any outside pressure he kevin durant wants to be there for his team. He wants to show up. He is always shown for his teams. We know that so. He like any athlete at that level. Wanted to give it a go and we know what happens. So i'm sure there's a little bit of trepidation there with the honest on the one hand it's the nba finals. Yanez worked his literally his whole life to get here. But you don't want him injuring something else right and then possibly being out for an entire year next year the way you saw with kevin durant. It's very difficult point. And i always say as i tell people time and time again. That is hard to win the nba championship. But don't take for granted getting to the nba finals. Like you don't never know if you ever give back in your career plan on the biggest stage being able to be a part of you. Know the whole. Abc experience the media. Experience the whole driving from the hotel where you're on the road with the security like all that matters and i think you know you don't want to take it for granted because you just never know what's the possibility of you getting back to look. We're going to have to wait and see what happens with janas. I do want to discuss. What's still going on with the atlanta hawks. Though coming up guys..
"jrue holiday" Discussed on The Jump
"That mountaintop. This is a great place to be a champion. Well you know what. I'm just proud of devon booker right and you just spoke the gospel once. But i'm probably devon book for just sticking with it you know he's never come out publicly and ask for trey and it's been a lot of downtowns throughout his short career right his nba career. And i think you know the way he's stuck with it the way he just kept grinding not cheating. The process was what i respect about him. And he's a guy is going to continue to get better. He gets better every single year. He's one of the most prolific schools in the game. Today i'm a guy is big on efficiency. And when you look at devon booker from two aspects. I mean the way that he scores the ball and he's going at a kluber forty eight forty eight or fifty percent from the field is fun to watch but his maturity level again watching him lee watching him speak at the podium. How his growth at a young age is some beautiful to see and it's interesting because in the nba. The feeling has always been you. Don't get to the nba finals on your first time through. That gone lead of the playoffs. If you're one of the key players and and even as a franchise right. I mean we talked with michael jordan. Everyone saw on the last dance. That feeling of the bulls had to get past the detroit pistons and it took a few reps at it with you guys perk. There was definitely the feeling that lebron james had to get past that celtics dynasty and that loss that he had to you guys where we all saw him walk off the floor and take his jersey off right before he ended up. going to miami. The feeling is your first time through. You don't get all the way to the mountaintop. Well guess what these guys got to. The mountaintop and devon booker has showed such poise through that whole process. And it's what his coach monty williams preaches but to see him be able to do that. Has been so impressive. Coming up guys. We're gonna get into the buck side of things we're going to discuss jaanus status talk about how milwaukee will prepare for game one not sure of janas status. Well live coverage from nba finals media. Day.
"jrue holiday" Discussed on The Jump
"Thank you down dray. What did you guys like about what you heard there. I mean his maturity level his growth. You know you always tell the guy that has a high q. The way that he talks about the game of basketball you could tell. Andre aiden is growing and you could tell. He's a student of the game now and he takes his craft more serious now. Well i think it takes time you have to grow and ultimately you have to absorb stop and i think he'd been doing that over time period and then when you add chris paul to that mix. It's like no no no no no. This is not about you figuring it out this about me. Showing you the way and sometimes coaches will allow player to figure it out and give them the time on the court but i think now he's starting to see that confidence. You're starting to see him. You know see what's going on even then taking on that challenge of janas. Well this guy was a number-one pick right and there were other people there. You had the luca you had trae young but here you have the phoenix suns with the number one. Pick about the play in the nba finals. What i love is how much he realizes the factors that have come into play in his career. he's still in his early twenties. It's hard to sometimes remember that. And he is very open about the fact that when monte came the coach here that monte said to him. You're not working hard enough right. Monty has that expression. I'm not calling you out. I'm calling you up and he said i'm calling you up. I think you can work harder. I think you can do better. And that changed the amount of time. He spent the gym the way he approached playing basketball. And then. Of course. Chris paul coming here as andre says. He yells at me every day but he also added that chris paul coming here has changed the course of his career. He says it's one of the favourite guys he's ever played with and i think that openness on dangerous part to feedback and to be willing to learn from two men like chris. Paul money williams. I just think it speaks volumes about him because we see sometimes young players who don't want to be told anything and here's a guy who has taken in the expertise of the people around him and he's in the final. You can't be coddled to greatness all these parents all these coaches that wanna coddle. You know they're great players and they don't want to push them. It's like you're not helping them become great fame. There's one thing that i think everyone on this panel and everyone in the nba knows chris. Paul does not coddle. yes does not coddle. Speaking of chris paul he was just speaking and he talked a little bit about why things just feel different in the nba finals. Take listen is different. Obviously haven't practiced here not at practice facility but is still basketball. Think we all locked into you. Know the goal their hand and much just. I don't know it's weird. No gains being on usually watch games every day. So that's probably the most. I'd rather be playing and not other than that just by pretty fun to see someone who you know has spent sixteen years waiting for this moment. Have it wash over him that he is here. What does it say about. Chris paul that he has finally broken through the thing that everyone kendrick held accountable for well you know. He's never reached. The finals was says the light. And i'll go back to what i said. Last week about about is not what you do is how you do it. And the journey. He chose to do it in for us reaching the finals. We all know it aged thirty six. He could have chose to sit down with sam christie negotiator by whatever. The case may be could've went to contender. Probably pick somewhere like the lakers. Miami milwaukee but he chose to come to phoenix. What a young cord. That has zero playoff experience and come here and lead them. That's what makes it so special. And i get it. People talk about the injuries to the lakers. Jamal murray being out whatever. The case may injuries to chris paul right shoulder and he came in. He embraced these young guys. These guys follow these lee and look what at right now. So at the end of the day i wanna go back to a lot of people take the regular season for granted they were the number two seed so they put themselves in a position to be where they right now and that's why they have home court advantage like all of these people wanna talk about. Oh what is you know. The the phoenix signs in their journey. But even the chris paul. I really don't think that. Chris paul his situation changes by getting to the finals. I think if he gets if he wins the championship. Then i think it will be. I think you'll be held in a different regard. But i'm proud of him. I'm excited for him. I went to the finals. My first and second year and then didn't go again till my fifteenth year so there was a thirteen year gap between going to shut up between me and go into the finals. But part of that is because you've got to put the work and you got to be persistent which you've been to four nba finals. Yes for you to sank. We've we've got more to come for one win so technically you're less successful than me. What how percentage wise. He's one for five on one for four. Oh my all.
Bucks Beat Hawks, Head to NBA Finals for 1st Time Since 1974
"Khris Middleton scored thirty two points including a run of sixteen straight in a decisive third quarter to carry the box to a one eighteen one oh seven victory over the hawks and into the NBA finals against the Suns Jrue holiday added twenty seven points for the box to play their second three game of that Yanis intent to coop all because of a hyperextended left knee Trae young played for the first time after missing two games with an ankle injury but the hawks guard scored just fourteen points on four of seventeen from the field cameras had a team high twenty one points off the bench for the hawks I'm the very
"jrue holiday" Discussed on TRAINED
"As soon as you finish this episode. My wife and i are expecting to have a baby any day now. So congratulations man. Yeah we're really excited. We have a little boy. Now will have a little girl a great. I know you just had a little boy that for you guys going through everything that we've been going through you know social racial injustice pandemic bubble everything you know and lawrence pregnant and going through the pregnancy with your move and all of that house you deal with that woman beast just in general your wife is to have kids is is a blessing and it's like is definitely something i can never Yeah it's amazing so finding out. I had a son was around the time of the george floyd incident and when i found out i like broke down so i wasn't allowed to go to my wife's Doctor's appointment because of because of covid and she had the author sound found boy. And i like broke down. I was happy but i was also just a bit scared Having to raise a black child in in the time that we're in How do i go about doing it. What do i tell him about police. Because i love lease but just you have bad eggs and you have experiences where like They kind of haunt you haunt you forever. So absolutely all the things. I've been through and then just an and seeing these things happen this Through the season like through this year It was a bit scary for me but but he's here and he's healthy. He's about eleven or twelve a week. So that's awesome yeah and then my wife Another reason why. she's the basis. Because i pretty much picked her up and moved our whole life. Tim milwaukee yeah yeah. She's a writer man. she's she's in the best mood like she's the best traveler her. My daughter are amazing when it comes to new things and trying new adventures. I'm the one who's like a little bit more. Are we sure we want to do this. You but they pushed me to want to have like a different chapter in her life. And this is gonna be fun and there's gonna be snow sled and so many things that we do and i'm like all right. Let's do it yeah. I follow you guys on instagram. On senior guys is relationship dynamic. It's it's really special and it's super inspirational and motivational. So thanks for for all. You guys represent per share. A lot of people may not know this but you actually took some time away from the game when she found out. She had a brain tumor with your first pregnancy. How'd you get through that. I think a lot of it was faith. Faith in what i believe is jesus christ and then just faith that my family is going to be..
"jrue holiday" Discussed on TRAINED
"I'm catching up with an nba star. Who in a league were dunston. Long range daggers ruled. The highlight reels is making players and fans stop and stare at his sublime game. Changing defense i do try to get people says I'm not a talker. I mean i don't. I don't i don't talk trash. I i definitely let my game do my talking. But i feel like the way that i play is like chess. I pretty much want my opponent to think. I know what they want to do. So then they would have to try something different or even had them second. Guess what they wanna do. You know i feel like putting uncertainty in. Somebody's mind in making a move or even in a shot benefits me. That's.
Thunder overcome Antetokounmpo's triple-double, top Bucks
"Justin Jackson scored a season high twenty two points and hit a critical three with fifty seconds left helping the thunder close at a one fourteen one oh nine win over the bucs al Horford had twenty points nine assists and seven rebounds Lou Dordt scored nineteen points and Darius basically added eighteen for Oklahoma City Yanis intend to Cooper had twenty four points seventeen rebounds and ten assists for his fourth triple double of the season Khris Middleton added twenty three points for the box Milwaukee has lost three straight all wall guard Jrue holiday is but now because of health and safety protocols I'm Dave Ferrie
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Winning Plays
"I think that there is an argument a relatively easy argument to be made that like something along those lines where you're picking up Drew is better than other possible outcome log. Where it's just sort of Hayward leaving. If he's not nobody is going to look at this team and be like, oh the Celtics won the title because they traded for Jrue Holiday know or maybe they'll write it because it'll be the move that was made if the Celtics win the title because Jason Tatum was one of the five best place a week. That's why Kings win the title, but he you know, you could think to go to Kevin sure he works basically even yeah, it's that it's also just like although holiday gets home or Mrs. Mrs. Time for a variety of different reasons not always a fugitive and it's like Gordon's been playing as a 2-guard mostly recently. Anyway, you know some Oddball stuff but like he's not the power forward that he was post-injury. He's not been playing like the power player that he was in Utah by any means just turning stone is probably better at guarding up than than Hayward is even being three or four inches shorter. So I think you could pretty easily just sort of take one out and put the other one in to the team and and move along relatively seamlessly, but that's the way I can down as like if you're tying it up with Hayward then it makes sense. It's like a possible thing that you could do. But if you're telling me like, oh we're going to trade Marcus Smart and you know Grant Williams and Robert Williams and this and it's like it you get to a point where like, I don't know if she actually makes any sense financially it would be difficult. But yeah, I don't know. He's an interesting player and I like him like personally I'm a fan of his game and his family meal that are very interesting but I don't know if you come up with anything other than like sort of that Heyward-Bey stuff that is particularly appealing to you know, cuz I mean, that's that's when I wrote about initially I was dead. Doing it for smart makes no sense because I think you know, especially when you factor in which we have really talked about you just like the long-term payroll for this team. And now the the slow rise of the cash attacks like you you'll be like some people are like, you know, get holiday and get Turner. I'm like, no that's not going to work. Your team is going to be you have to be committing a hundred fifty million dollars to six guys for a team that may not even be close to the best in the East for the next few years. Well, I think that's a good point is that it's not only that it's not going to be a hundred fifteen million cap this year. If you were planning for it to be a hundred fifteen this year a hundred thousand something next year. It's 312 next year record 12/5 and like it might be that the cap is $112 next year, but that revenues are back to normal. And so there's no return on luxury tax brackets. Right? Like it's not like this year. We're going to say revenues down 30% so we can estimate our our our luxury tax payments are going to be 30% lower. It might be that next year. The cap is really low for two years, you know two seasons and the cap is really long. The tax is really low but revenues are bouncing back to normal. There's not a pay back in the tax and you're like, oh God, we have an we have an eighty million dollar luxury tax bill and it's because we have Jrue Holiday instead of Marcus Smart like a 1% agree with.
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Celtics Beat
"Mean it was going to be a dark summer last summer with Kyrie leaving and like and then chemicals have a know where oh my God, you want us you want us you want to come here, You want to like happy cuz you got traded here you chose to come here. That was great. And I know Drew holidays a great human being everyone Raves about him. I mean camber. They love him that chemistry. I don't think we can overstate it. They the chemistry that that team had was great. They almost got a v after a playoff game and the season didn't crumble, you know, I mean, they didn't end up moving on to the finals but at the end of the day That would have never happened the year before that would they would have melted down there were two actually been fights. So melted against Toronto instead of Miami. They were passed around they were punching each other after game one of the Philly or something, you know, it's but I do think that that matters to as well but you're right in the point that you bring up about the knee. I mean boy off the guide for a guy that never miss Ames ever in Charlotte to come in and all of a sudden have an e as a small Thirty thirty year old guard it is bad, but I think that a lot of people see that as we harder to move him and I don't think it's going to be worth the hit that Danny would take unless it's in a deal for Jrue Holiday. But again, I think hayward's the guy in that situation. Yeah, in order to in order to you'd have to be I don't mind this if I'm a player. Yes, Danny's like history of trading everybody is sort of a negative. However, the flip side of that is some player I would say like, okay Dan he's willing to do whatever it takes to make this team the best team and see if your employer there to understand like okay, you might not be the guy that ends up here but this team is going to be the best version to see what some point I agree with you though that I think it's a bad PR look if they trade both Kemba and Hayward not a word maybe not so much but Kimba one year into his deal after getting hurt and even then like still playing at a pretty Elite level. I don't think they're going to trade they're not going to be a bunch of deals just for the the just to do it. I think, you know, if you trade Gordon you entertain the idea of moving of a moving camera, but I think Adams had this little while ago it takes to trade and Jenna tell you sent us all the time. There's not going to make a deal. It doesn't benefit. And would see that I mean, he's held onto Jaylen Brown to solid Jayson Tatum. He's a lot of respects as how he's he doesn't do a deal unless he feels confident that it's going to help him. Now. He's also on the flip side of that going to trade for. Victoria Justice Winslow and luckily for having gotten to know that right. So, you know the ones that didn't happen, right? So it it's interesting that their life and now we're this the news is coming from is always something I always try to find out like worst is getting lead from just going to Danny's fails and because people pet is not you know, you know on the.
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Celtics Beat
"And thirty to move into the lottery and flip that pic to New Orleans more details Rumors in his latest mock draft. You should check out Kevin's mock draft that you know, he's been doing that for years and years and years and since he was doing it for free and no one was reading it now, you know tons of eyeballs. He's obviously really good at what he does. But so long that goes out and of course the the reports I mean Danny spoke this week, Danny Ainge and and acknowledged as much he doesn't want to have four rookies and he's you know, looking into trades and the whole it takes two to tango and stuff that he's always said we know that you know, he never goes into a draft want to use all those pics it just you know has happened quite a bit in recent years, but you know those rumors half out there of potentially trading up or trading out or whatever it may be and so Kevin does that I send out a tweet Shortly thereafter, which maybe you saw it didn't say sources or rumor or a report or it was this was not me trying to break news, but I thought I did put out a tweet that seemed to break the internet and and continues to get traction Here For Better or Worse and I said, it's possible that the Celtics flip pics and Kemba Walker to the Pelicans for Jrue Holiday. Gotta make the math work right those two being together. That doesn't make sense and send Gordon Hayward to the Pacers for a deal involving Myles Turner Boston could once again transformed roster pretty significantly after a run to the east finals and then shortly after that. He had this guy Evan Massey. I'm not familiar with this work, but he's written at a bunch of different sites as Celtics and Pacers have discussed the framework of Miles Turner for Gordon Hayward swap other pieces would be included something to keep a close eye on to which of course I was like, oh you don't say yeah makes sense..
"jrue holiday" Discussed on Celtics Beat
"So as we return to the program here with Max Letterman who of course producer as well as a content creator and a guy that shows up on camera quite a long with his weird Celtics Twitter stuff going on as part of the post game shows and I would also say for you Max someone who has revolutionized the way that lower third Graphics are done on television that it comes back to you my friend and this is that you're starting to see it in other markets. Regionally. You're seeing it nationally ESPN is followed suit in a couple of different ways that the sarcastic downright sometimes offensive approach and I say that in a not offensive in the sense that anyone would actually get offended but comedic Lee offensive ways that you guys have put some of your graphics together and points is yeah. I don't think you get enough credit for that you get plenty of credit for it. I don't think you get enough credit. Well, thank you. I'm going to forward this to my boss for sure till Thursday. I said hello, but no at the end of the day that time we'll worry waiting for really I to me. I've always like we're Sports man. It's Sports. Let the news people have them serious names in lower thirds for their Graphics. We're just here for entertainment to have fun and it you know, honestly one of the first ones I did was years and years ago. I was doing a a felger & Mazz little news update for the simulcast. So camera was writing those and I just didn't want to do it. I was like, I was bitter I do and I was just annoyed by it and I was like, oh I hate having to do these and so I just wrote a really sarcastic script and I put in a sarcastic Bruins Banner was like Bruins off and you know, you know sixty seven day streak without losing a game cuz it was the summer it was the off-season and that got screen grabbed and I was a little worried birth. Cuz people are tweeting about it and I got called into Johnson is his office at the time and he just said it was like whatever I saw what you did with that update and I was like, okay boss and he's like I liked it and that was it and I was like okay in trouble for that. And so then I kept pushing it with Jim abordale for Celtics, you know, everyone saw and I always, you know, we had a preview function for our graphics and I would oh it was just my thing to just put jokes in the lower third graphics and just preview them, you know just for fun. I never thinking that they would actually be on T. Now..
How Will Stan Van Gundy Fit With the Pelicans?
"Was a few weeks ago in the ringer NBA show that at the very tail end of the show I recall you saying. Keep an eye out for Stan van Gundy and New Orleans and since we last spoke That came to fruition Stan Van Gundy was hired by David Griffin and the New Orleans Pelicans I think when this all started with the pelicans ouster of Alvin gentry. Through the. Face Tyler had a former relationship with David. Griffin, we talk about my Tony possibly because he had a former relationship via the Phoenix Suns with David Griffin but they do land on Stan van, Gundy as their next head coach when you saw that news come across the wire, would you think great I'm happy I think he could bring some accountability to the team in terms of how much they need it on the defensive end of the floor they were horrific. On defense this season in San Andy. Of course, infamously famously I'm not sure once said build an effing wall and that the Pelicans need to do and I look forward to see what he can do now that he's back in the NBA but by the way like he failed in Detroit because he was coach. Angie 'em now he's just a coach right and he was always a good coach. He was good basketball coach and it was one of those cautionary tales of. It is two different skill sets number one it also in many cases can be two different motivations right if I am if I am the general manager and the coach now let's say I make a poor signing or a poor usage of money will sometimes I may want to use that guy to prove that I was right about this guy right and I know that you Still get into that with with a front offices and coaches anyway, right in in everybody wants to be responsible everybody wants to be right about the move they made. But when you then you're not doing the scouting of every other team on a regular basis, I know you have scouts you're certainly not doing that with college, but it's just a very hard job to do twofold and. Another cautionary tale of taking that over I mean everybody wants that power but I think we've seen two of these guys. Now fact three of these guys. Now, all of which I think you would say were subpar to very below average in that role but. We respect them as guys that are on the sidelines as basketball coaches. That is their expertise in that is doc rivers who took on that role Tom Thibodeau who took on that role and Stan Van Gundy who took on that role and yet got hired as coaches though it didn't go well at their last stops. I mean doc better than the other two but we thought. Hires because these guys are good basketball coaches who were miscast trying to run everything for sure absolutely and ultimately it's another good opportunity for him when New Orleans area there even though they have Zion, they have ingram granted these a restricted free agent. He'll likely back matched any offer sheet or whatever This is still sort of A. Team right now that can go in many different directions depending on how David Griffin wants to build it out and I look forward to seeing the ways in which Van Gundy, Utilize Zion and the ways in which he tries to get him going off because remember you know before all the three point shooting, we've seen the last ten years or so that has. Exploded with the warriors and the rockets and all these teams shooting lot of threes, the magic, Dwight Howard at center and four shooters around him in the late two thousands with anti head coach and they went to a finals. We're going to be lost to Kobe and the Lakers The had some good run they some really strong teams and in with Williamson. With the New Orleans Pelicans, I know they want to add another they don't want to go like all small Wall. With Zion at the five all the time it's it's just went to work but I, think van Gundy's pasts and what he could do now with this roster, it's kind of exciting to think about the possibilities with the different ways in which they can use ion but most importantly though and again, this is like with all the coaching hires we talk about I am more interested in the personnel changes who they draft, who do they try to trade for? Who Do they try to sign I am WHO's coaching the team, but you know I'm excited to see if they're able to get. Zion, going and creative ways that they weren't able to do as much during the season despite his success he posted up a lot man I. WanNa see some more pick and roll with Zion I wanNA see some more creativity with him, handling the ball and running pick and roll, and that will largely come from other personnel changes that come to the roster that allow that to happen. But Hey, man SVG had success with some different types of teams in the past and I look forward to seeing what he can do here with him, and that team has a good roster they under performed badly. Made sometimes teams underperformed because you look at their roster and you go man aol have the goods like that team underperformed I. Think so too. I think of course it I mean look I mean Lonzo I think Lonzo hit one shot in the bubble well, even though they're young that defense was bad even though they had good individual defenders, they've jrue holiday one of the best perimeter guard defenders, Ingraham and Lonzo. They were good defenders of the Lakers. They were the last two years. They were good. They were not good defenders last season with New Orleans. And Zion I, mean he was horrific. He was so bad on defense. It was it was really sad to watch. This is the guy who is blocking three point shots closing out from the opposite side of the paint at Duke just a year prior, which is why people wonder how much of it was fatigue coming back but season how much of it was the injury limiting him how much of it was effort I? Don't know I don't know what it was but regardless. He stunk on defense, and all of this needs to change next season for this team to be anything that have any chance of actually getting into the playoffs it can't be all
"jrue holiday" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Just doesn't really excite me too much sorry sorry. King is is a great pie. I'd like to see him on a team where it's like. You could really see. He's impact come playoff time. Yeah I think the Pistons are headed for first round exit. Excuse me the Pelicans have lost. Thirteen are now. That's the long even is not that bad it's thirteen. That is the weird part. They're not that bad. I guess that's a good question to ask then. jrue holiday has been the Pelicans since two thousand thirteen. They've had over five hundred record twice and that's playing alongside. Anthony Danny Davis who was in and out of the lineup. A lot of the time While druids Ben there and drew himself has been in and out of the lineup but if he is this big of an impact player why is he not had more of an impact on the Pelicans. Yeah yeah he wasn't at his feet for for several of those years. He peaked in the playoffs two years ago and he needs to be a complimentary Guy Fisher three at the lowest maybe a two but He needs to drop down a little bit he just needs to play with Rondo again. Maybe he it doesn't need to be off the ball even more they have Lonzo. You could play him off the ball quite a bit if you really want it to the other whole thing with that David Griffin talking about denying the report port was and he says Griff does that Zion's improving but still a ways away so you are. You're beginning to sound like you're convinced that we may not see them. And why would we. I guess is what your point is. Well when they're terrible. Yeah it it. They don't look like they're making the postseason and and they also it sure. Seems like don't know what's going on with an Williamson like you would gain more knowledge get more info by sitting about just having having him there like they don't know what's going on with this body and that's okay. I think I think you slow. Play this baby. You can't mess this up right rand. So why the heck would you throw them about their Pelicans. Also John Potential win last night to snap that streak I don't if you saw the ending Versus the nets regulation forced a twenty four second. And you know shark lock. The ball got chopped up and it didn't even come close to hitting the rim but wasn't called. I mean they weren't given a they weren't given time play continued and they should have had like gentry was really pissed like after the game. It's like you should have like basically three seconds. Two and a half seconds to shines. He could play well. Yeah Yeah and then then they went to overtime and lost to the nets pretty handling over time. But you guys thanks. Ion will be there. This year we'll suit up. I am MMA. I'm becoming more and more convinced we're not going to say he wants to get up slide before we talked at the week. Mark of his injury was supposed to be six to eight weeks. I think it was. Maybe it was at Harper on on the Ding. Say I thought he summed it up. Well well the idea of Zion coming back you bring them back. There's like it's not really a win win at all for the for the Pelicans because you bring him back and and he gets hurt again. Let's say Oh then you're going to get destroyed as an organization. You don't bring him back. No one's GonNa Care Really. You're already way out of the playoffs. That's not happening. No one's like honestly. I don't think anyone is going to be like what you're not bringing them back in February what are you doing. I just don't think that would truly be happening. I don't think there'd be any. I don't think it'd be a lot of backlash. I don't want to pretend that I'm like saying this for Pelican's fans maybe they think differently but I think smart Pelican's fans will be Just just take the whole you often redshirt and come back and it does make for a long two seasons for the PELICANS and Pelican's fans last year was the Davis drama. Everybody everybody very excited. You're getting on. Maybe we'll keep Anthony Davis around. Let's who is And Anthony Davis then was traded and thence I was hurt and now you're basically looking at two seasons dozens of not having your best player. Play for your team. That's tough I. I mean maybe you just throw them out there to throw the fans of bone. Look Zion's great. You're going to see him a lot for the rest of his career. Here's a little taste. Sell those tickets for next year. Say Yeah yes. If he's healthy. I mean I'd like to see him play from a personal perspective is. It's two months ago where I was excited about preseason basketball because he was hammering rams hopefully emmy look so you think he will plan twenty twenty. I assume at this yeah I think they would like to get him out on the floor you spoke to Griffin a couple of times already. No No Try to try to get people to. Yeah Yeah it anyway Yeah I also listen to the daily Zac carper. Need and Lou had a great conversation but it really rivals our show like are you gonNA listen to no dunks and the daily thing. It's too much it's just too much so don't listen to the daily day they were great. Don't listen to any podcast. That aren't on the athletic. Listen to the daily Dings when you're taking a shower in the morning and then and listen to us. At Lunchtime Harper lure were great today and they did bring up. What is the win other than selling tickets? That is in a very good point because they they said some records for this year right I think so. We have now won the draft didn't they. There's the video of the ticket ticket office. There exploded right because they sold so many tickets. That was back when I was excited about ticket offices but I guess jrue holiday will be the barometer for this if he gets traded you can pretty much guarantees ions coming back. I WOULD THINK IF ZION is coming back I can see wanting to keep drew around just so that you know how the two of them fit next to each other. Yeah for sure and then look the like we talked to. They say they're not trading ridic. But I know you know a lot of teams are interested in trying to acquire. JJ RETTIG and keep his playoff streak alive and add your him into your Ross. He calls for him favors. The there's no point in staying on the Pelicans this as an event I know there's an asset to be gained from him right right so decisions decisions for your man griff. Why don't you get them on the Horn right now? Send a message. Break the scoop all right. Let's get to tweet.
"jrue holiday" Discussed on The Free Agents
"To discuss in the New York Times Mark Stein. The PELICANS are starting to think about the trade market and would be willing to move drew holiday. Furthermore Stein reported that the Pelicans are not interested in moving. Jd Radic Arctic nor Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram Daw- on those last year hanging onto Zion. Yes but drew but drew the holiday can be can be possibly had during the holiday season here if you make them an offer they can't refuse. But what do you think about this. I know talk a little bit about drew holiday. I think trae you brought him up as one of maybe your your dream sort of trade scenarios that there's something there with the Miami Heat I will say before we get it into. The griff was on the broadcast last night directly. Ask I like the grid gets out there. And he's like hey come on. Asked me the the hard hitting questions I believe. It was J- Inhale asking asking him on the sidelines. There about this rumor which had just dropped earlier in the day from Stein. I mean obviously one of the best reporters in the game and he said come on. This is what happens here. Around this time of the year December Fifteenth Hits All. These guys can be traded. We've been losing a ton of games. It lost another one last night. Thirteen straight losses for the PELICAN. This is bound own to happen. But there's no real truth to it with Griffin doing their. You believe them or is it something. He's got to say as work in those calls and taking taking the calls from potential suitors. I love Griff on the MIC. Thank you he is great. And he'd his spokesman for his team but I don't think you WANNA WANNA keep coming out with things that are false that don't end up being true like you came out for Anthony Davis and he said we're going to keep them as soon as he was given the job. There in New Orleans. We're GONNA keep keep it didn't happen so I don't think if this is the case where they aren't taking calls I think that would be a bad look. If it continuously happens. They did end up trading him so I do believe I do think they're going to keep you around. Real young guys need leaders. I I guess I mean Arabica. Why would you if you think you're going to be good like they thought? I just think they thought they were GonNa be good this year. It obviously didn't happen. It's not going to happen because you're probably can keep signing up for the entire year now that now that it's looking like that but especially with this bad record so why not next year have holiday as leader on your team I I I just want to be good. You keep them if you WANNA rebuild for years down the road. You don't but as soon as he comes back so I would. I think they will keep them. Yeah Yeah because I guess it makes sense that you would move them because all those guys you said Zion Brandon Ingram Lonzo Jackson Hayes. nickey Alexander Walker. They're all young. They're all oh any of those guys over twenty three. I mean they're all super young holidays. Not He's a great player but he doesn't fit the nine. He's not veterans on your team right. You'RE NOT GONNA. You'RE NOT GONNA lineup. Those Jackson Hayes and Brandon Ingram without an vet their against you'll have jj redick. But I don't yeah I don't know I don't see a problem with his position when he takes two getting another younger player. More draft assets. Okay I think it makes sense and I get why Griffin going to say this just just like he did with add. It's not going to help you help your trade package that you're going to get from other teams by saying yeah we're moving. This is obviously just say no. We're not and then you're going to keep taking those calls alls and hopefully the the price or whatever the value goes up. I maybe should I guess what I'm getting is. I think they should consider it. Yeah got the right deal. He should accept calls. Probably not make calls the Pelicans already have four extra first round picks coming in from all their trading with the Lakers. So they're in a position where they can say. Hey Wow us we would like. It's keep drew holiday around. He's going to be a great veteran leader. Help pair nicely with Zion when he finally gets the chance but if somebody wants them and says hey we'll give you another two first round picks. How do you say no in? The heat don't have a ton of picks to trade but they've got like twenty twenty five pick if they get drug back. That's a veteran who could be around. Who would be a nice fit next design? Dan There are packages out there. No doubt that could bring you back a veteran a young guy and a pick for jrue holiday who is a solid player with a couple more years left on his deal. Drew through holiday to me. Is the point guard version of Marcus Hall at last year's trade deadline. Okay like he is an underrated star player really. He has a playoff experience. There are both guys Casandra Hall. Obviously move the ball play. Incredible team defense. They're low maintenance type of guys and Ghazal at the time when the registration for him he had the next year a player option for twenty five million dollars which he office obviously exercise and still with Toronto drew one year more. Yeah I mean he makes twenty six million dollars next season then he's got the Po after that and it's twenty seven million but similar. I think and what I mean is the right team that sees like the opening opening angle. Wow we could maybe do this. We had another piece like that Like the wraps Ghazal or maybe another team here with your holiday. You could go deep. You could go very deepen. And he's obviously just going to bolster your team's chances in a playoff series. If he's on the heat yeah that's awesome. That would be amazing for them. What about what about some other packages here? Let me throw them at You can you can tell them not the TM. He loves it the he used to hate love relationship again. Yeah you told me you hate it from both sides love for one team. Whatever K- drew holiday going to the wolves both okay so the Minnesota temples need a point guard want to get into the damn playoffs? Needs somebody to pair with Karl Anthony towns. And let's say for Jrue Holiday Jeff teague expiring deal and then probably either one or two of like Jerick culver a Robert Covington or like Jake Lehman again. Maybe maybe just one of those guys being you know who it is maybe two of them and a first round pick expiring deal with tea and then a wing obviously a young wing or defensive wing and coming Tim what like what do you think no way maybe. Drew doesn't do much for the walls. I'll throw it out there throat right back in my face if you want well definitely the wolves I think. Want to move on from to tell us about because he's expiring. They're probably just going to run the clock out on him. Anyway would you. Rather if you're the wolves have drew holiday or Daniel. Russell drew drew Jerus- who've okay. Yeah I I think I'd rather have to haul I think Dangelo it's good but I think drew would be a no that what's his name Dangelo. and Karl Anthony Towns of friends but I think drew would be a better fit there beside him myself off though. That would be the big thing as Russell definitely fits closer in the age gap with Karl Anthony towns and of course. They're best buds. So I don't know if that counts for anything I mean. Drew Holiday is no doubt a better player than Dangelo Russell. But that's the other thing. Are you setting yourself back. If you're the timberwolves going for another young guy I don't know I also don't. I think that I think Robert Covington would be a waste on the Pelicans like that guy should go to a team. That's happening right now. They don't need a guy who's solid three Andy Player. Who could help a real contender? Yeah I guess. The problem with trading drew is that you're going to get back players but you already got a lot of players on the Pelicans that sorta need time right like you're that need. They need to play. Ingram needs it's the play signed Williamson needs to play and then beyond that. I guess it's a question. Do you believe in Lonzo Ball. You believe Jackson Hayes. There's there's just a lot of bodies that have have to play so Robert Cummington agree doesn't really fit the bill. Maybe Jerry Culver if you believe. He's a breakout point. Yeah right because you want. If you're the Pelicans in your life and you are doing that what I hear what you're exactly saying task you're going to just want I think one guy that you're like is young enough that could be sort of star potential and then a picker to a really good pick. You can get it and and maybe we're talking to here. So what about the Zach Lowe. Special Nuggets acquired drew holiday. And let's say Jalil Okafor and the Pelicans get Gary Harris Maliki Beasley and Juancho and a future first round pick gary her so Gary Harris. Yeah the as the quote unquote SORTA star coming back. I think you have to when when you trade drew you have to believe in Lonzo ball being point guard of your future right like do you. Well why why trading him then then. Then you're you're running Zion with Lonzo ball and Gary Harrison back which is fine if you believe Lonzo. Ball's GonNa be good. I think that's that's an issue. But I mean Gary Harris kind of fits if you definitely fits the time line. He's good he's got to do that. You don't think the nuggets would give up Gary Harris for holiday. I think they would say they would not with Jemaah thinking play together. Drew drew's shown that he can play off the ball and drew's great off the ball. When they played in that they won that playoff playoff series against the blazers? He was off the ball with Rondo. They can play together. I think I'm done. I don't know it's a higher on Jerry Harrison that I've I've got one more team that I actually haven't seen out there much for the potential drew a sweepstakes because it's a lot of heat it's a lot of wolves the nuggets low thrown out there a couple of other teams that you see every once in a while but I haven't seen the Pistons the Pistons to me if they are keeping Blake and drums. This is what they're doing then they need the third guy they need a third star. And I'm not going to be signing one. I don't think so you're GONNA have to do it through a trade. Is this enough to get your holiday to the Pistons. The PELICANS get Reggie Jackson and Langston. Galloway's both expiring deals. Those guys are coming back so a lot of money there. And in an Bruce Brown and then a first round pick the Pistons have all their first round picks so a good first round pick or to look at it from the the Pistons getting drew holiday if possible. Sure Yeah I love to Andrew Holiday on the Pistons And then I guess you would maybe find a taker for derrick rose then to try and get some more assets back that way I mean how much better does that really make the Pistons though it makes them a playoff team. Yeah but we've heard Pistons owner talk about exactly now win now. Almost their goal is just to be in the playoffs and they have to really bust it to even get there so yeah sure do it. And then a Then you're not relying on Blake Griffin as much to be an all NBA player. He's got a little bit more help on the creative side of things. But I don't know I don't know it's just a it's a very very pistons move to me. Hey we're in the playoffs again. We're out of the playoffs again..
"jrue holiday" Discussed on The Free Agents
"What did you think a little surprise? It didn't go straight into the starting lineup. For Luke Walton. Because plays younger players tend to go straight back into it and when he came out he shot the ball okay but he certainly wasn't looking as quick as we know him to be. So you know he's taken a long time off but I guess he's just go to work himself into game shape again but I thought he looked pretty good when he leapt over a guy golden gram there on the baseline. Ese Guy like him again. He's so young. You expect that pace would just come immediately back to him. I didn't think he'd looked he looked explosive. I didn't I didn't I didn't think he looked as quick as we've seen in myself but while the Kings never looked quick question honestly they struggled out of the gates. Last last year they were the fifth highest team in the League. Darren Fox gets hurt. I thought their season was over. I thought you know. He ended up missing seventeen games. They could easily went like two and fifteen in that time but they didn't because they started playing slow. They are now the slowest pace on the league. Thirty amongst all teams and it was like last year felt like the entire reason the kings were winning was because as they were playing so fast teams off guard and Fox was the main engine for that. Since he's one of the fastest guys in the League but now they have been starting Cory Joseph and plan so much much slower taking care of the ball. What's going to happen here? Are they going to start playing faster because that wasn't working earlier in the season but it worked last season and what's working now for them is playing slow so I guess it could be a weird fit but I don't know I mean you would think play fast. Fox's fast and you got to get some stops to play fast yes but you know it'll be interesting interesting so what they do. Here they survive without Darren Fox for weeks and I. I didn't think that their eighth in the playoffs there. Eight in the Western Conference. They're in the Blouse at twelve and fifteen. I know it's not pretty but I thought they'd be dead in the water. Yea trae you mentioned you said the same thing. I thought they'd be done without hearing Fox but that's where their death really helped and cory. Joseph has played in playoff games before he's just solid and I guess that's what Luke Walton was thinking by bringing deer and Fox off the bench. Say Things are working working. You know fairly well with what we got here. And maybe they'll be ready for postseason. If they do play a little bit slower you know in that sort of setting if they do it a lot more often give they to me. I wouldn't have expected them to be where they are so I think they're they're fine. Can I ask Hold on before because I don't forget you said he jumped over. What did Golden Gram? Are you calling golden. I've seen people call them. I don't know twitter instagram. INSTAGRAM calls them. Golden Grow. No should A. B. has nickname hot. I like it to voluntee- wasn't last night. Yeah sure he was. What was he last night? What's the worst vine I guess telegram and they're dead telegram anymore? It's good. I'll be shocked. That doesn't make a comeback though the telegram. Why not go and they'll go? Yeah that's a good cool things. Were not going to win this game. If Buddy healed is going forward twelve and then Barnes is going six to seventy and they shot brutal and monk like I said scored fourteen of his season-high twenty three in the fourth quarter. He was perfect in that last quarter. I mean you're right. I agree with you that the king survived with Fox. But I'd like to also say they had a pretty pretty disappointing last week because they are really really legit solid chance to get back to five hundred when you looked at who they were playing. This is the easiest part of their schedule. They played okay see. They played the Knicks Golden State and then Charlotte and they had zero back to back in that last week with those four teams and they I went to in to Okay fine you're right not brutal but also great. I mean that's a that's the easiest part that they should not have lost to the Knicks race. Lewis I'm getting and nor should they have really lost in the Hornets even with Fox. That's not that's it's not a lot not a lot of I'm not inspired by that week. So they got all these guys back now. Bagley Egli is back there and and Fox. You're right trey like will they figure out playing a little different will lean into how what was working. There we will see. Luke Walton got to figure that out that was the ugliest gave ever watch that one was I've ever watched his extreme happy Fox was back. Yeah you're right but it was. It was known could hit a shot. It was pretty gross. Someone else came back last night. Deandra eaten back from suspension Returned to the court after a twenty five game suspension for violating the league's eggs anti-drug policy. He talked about it to apologize and didn't really matter him. Coming back. clippers destroyed the sons Yes you can talk about what you thought you suffer Mayton still hitting those mid-range jumpers going down and maybe the clippers and the fun thing from this game really really was the Kelly oubre junior versus Paul. George I guess dunk off stare off when you want to call it that that was fun. Yeah Joe was. There wasn't much else to get too excited about but I actually thought I was looking quite good. He was moving pretty well out there he got straight back into the styling lap. And you mentioned that it's almost a tim. Duncan type of game that Short mid range. Yeah obviously I'm not comparing him to Dunkin's overall gag another guy than horace grant okay. Maybe he looked like watching the nineties to me. mid-range Jumpers Offensive Rebounds and tip-ins flattop. So it's like it all adds up to the ninety s to me but yeah he was good. I mean there'd be no reason for him to not look good. He wasn't missing games because of an enemy he was allowed to play and practice still. I mean he should look good. He's taking steroids. How the body looked awesome? It would be nice if he was a little bit closer to the basket. That's what the sons need. They need buckets at the rim. And don't do horse. Tim do a little shaky a little tighter later. And but hey look any booker. Obviously that's he's missed two games own two or more than that. I think just missed to. You missed this is the game I think think I believe he played played in Mexico. Here we go with Mexico that's Mexican. I think it's it's a month while we saw as long. He's he's mystery game. He's missed three when we had him on for some relief because mother was there because this was his first summer. Are you still a teenager. At the time his MOM's they're holding his phone ringside by but I feel like a ring. We're up there on that set. She was there she had had that goal phone. Memory of twenty four carrots there was shacking glimmering from where she was saying do you is it fair to call that Kelly oubre junior versus pg like a dunk off yes it was yes why not. Well Kelly Oubre Dunk. Don Paul George. George didn't dunk the fun. Why kill you may Paul? George Duncan we didn't need to get back in contest that shot but he did all that dunk and then static that that sort of trailing like semi challenge. I don't ever consider that a dunk on a guy I don't well yes not a dunk on break easily. Just let him duck but he got there to contest it. He wanted to try to block. Yeah yeah that's what he was trying to do so I'm counting. I'm counting and because I had a nice little battle title this love that they let the two guys stare at each other and nobody got called for a dump tech. Yeah it's fine like I can't stand when they do breath staring down as good fierce pointing always good you should. At least crash should be able to go forehead to forehead. You know your buddy Gresh. That guy loves the forehead every time time you see him. He's putting his finger forehead on your four can't go back advantage but it always looks good that kind of beef. Kelly oubre the clear winner. I mean he dunked on Paul George on a drop stuff. That looked awesome. Paul George had two dozen this game both of them. I feel like he barely got the the ball over the rim. I don't know if he's just not jumping one hundred percent but the hostile looked quite what they did earlier in his career. I mean he's older now. Of course he's don't get up. But let's see buddy buddy quietest took over this game to. He's just I'm going to score now and I'm going to get to my point. Get to my spot either at the rim jumper he I just WanNa stretch and Lou Williams caught fire there for a second in this what to God. That was fun to. He didn't have a great game overall but we have a minute or two they were sweet Lou. NBA Jams now. You was on fire issues. Where read our final one here from last night? The jazz rallied to beat the magic. The I thought they were GONNA lose this game I really did. Did you just wanted to slip it in there. But Donovan Mitchell had a huge dunk would sort of ignited the team. Him and Buchnevich were money down the stretch. Sort of unstoppable down the stretch stretch the two of them and they both scored over. Thirty points became the first jazz duo to score thirty points. Each game since boozer in during correct. Leila's two thousand eight the last time to jazz players that done that in the game but they pulled it out against the magic when it didn't look good there. Yeah they were down seven. I think it was. Yeah we're up like eighteen at one point jazz. Yeah I honestly did not think the jazz guys. We're GONNA win this game. I thought we'd be maybe leading the show with them with another brutal. Put Mitchell great down the stretch to. He talked a lot about how he can be very up and down but when he is up during the fourth quarter you can ride him to victory so very good to see him coming up clutch and like you said Nice game for Donovan. Thirty points. Five rebounds five assists in the steel. See also that's a near five by five four steals short five blocks short pretty close very close as they got that seven point win and Gobert was gobbling up the rebounds in that one as well so fun games. They're on association last night. But we've got of very juicy rumor.
NBA Playoffs: Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry Thanks Kobe Bryant For Nike Kobe 1 Protro Shoe Jrue Holiday Wore
"Was very good when he said that he would they would always hold the table or to just in case someone like that plopped in okay and that was a great restaurant that key owned and i'm still mad that he closed it because they had seriously good soul food will bell messed up in milwaukee yeah i think so for your boss jack okay boys on saturday the pelicans swept the blazers out of the playoffs with the game four winning new orleans in the final minute key play happened when tru holiday appeared to step out of bounds but after review it was clear that while holidays foot was over the baseline he never put his foot down on the line and the pelicans retained a key possession they scored went onto win after the game pelicans head coach alvin gentry said this just like the thing kobe bryant and his kobe wan's because if he didn't have those nice kobe ones he probably would have been down on the sideline but because he was wearing those good oh kobe ones is hills was up and he went not about and that's how we got the ball that kobe heard about it and tweeted ha ha congrats on the second round here's my question do you guys think it actually matters which shoes nba players where do some shoes michael actually improve performance or shoes just a marketing tool well the technology issues a so good these days and from adidas and nike to reebok i don't even know like klay wears chinese shoe antenna.
Heat’s Justise Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid’s mask – ProBasketballTalk
"Go for the sweep new orleans led by anthony davis jrue holiday and rage on rondo before the playoffs began the blazers had the third best odds to reach the nba finals out of the wests factor fiction the pelicans behind anthony davis can make a serious run in the western conference no no no no no that's fiction they they're not gonna do they gonna lose the warriors i you know even if steph curry is not healthy and i know he's getting closer even without curry i don't think they have a chance against the warriors certainly curry's there they don't have any chance i liked the pelicans i think are an interesting team obviously they're back quarters talented and anthony davis is a great player but when you step when you go from portland who's a nice team but they're not golden state even without curry so no they're not making any run they're going out in the next round yesterday justice winslow of the miami heat was fined fifteen thousand dollars for stepping on joel embiid's mask and bead was wearing the masks to project his fractured orbital bone to me it's more fun when nba players competing don't like each other factor fiction winslow stepping on embiid's mask is actually good for the nba fiction the good for the nba i'll say fact yes i don't like it personally i like the anger between the teams and i like bad blood and basketball.