35 Burst results for "Kemba Walker"

Walker's triple-double leads Knicks over Hawks, 101-87

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Walker's triple-double leads Knicks over Hawks, 101-87

"Kemba Kemba Walker Walker in in Julius Julius Randle Randle carried carried the the next next to to their their first first Christmas Christmas day day win win in in a a decade decade a a one one a a one one eighty eighty seven seven decision decision over over the the cove cove it it depleted depleted hawks hawks Walker Walker delivered delivered ten ten points points twelve twelve assists assists and and ten ten rebounds rebounds making making him him the the seventh seventh player player with with a a triple triple double double on on Christmas Christmas Randall Randall had had twenty twenty five five points points and and twelve twelve boards boards to to help help New New York York and and Atlanta Atlanta six six game game road road winning winning streak streak seven seven forty forty A. A. and and Quentin Quentin Grimes Grimes each each scored scored fifteen fifteen for for the the Knicks Knicks John John Collins Collins and and align align right right each each scored scored twenty twenty for for the the hawks hawks who who were were playing playing without without all all star star Trae Trae young young among among nine nine players players in in NBA NBA health health and and safety safety protocols protocols I'm I'm Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie

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Update on the latest sports

AP News Radio

01:59 min | 1 year ago

Update on the latest sports

"AP AP sports sports I'm I'm John John with with a a rare rare Tuesday Tuesday night night of of the the NFL NFL to to end end week week number number fifteen fifteen visual visual games games due due to to cope cope with with protocols protocols in in Philadelphia Philadelphia Jalen Jalen hurts hurts returned returned at at quarterback quarterback to to lead lead the the eagles eagles to to a a twenty twenty seven seven seventeen seventeen win win over over Washington Washington more more from from the the AP AP rodeos rodeos Dave Dave Emory Emory Jaylin Jaylin hertz hertz was was terrific terrific in in his his first first game game back back from from an an ankle ankle injury injury completing completing twenty twenty of of twenty twenty six six passes passes for for two two hundred hundred ninety ninety six six yards yards and and a a touchdown touchdown the the U. U. is is very very fundamental fundamental to to been been back back on on the the field field in in the the winter winter which which we we need need it it you you know know first first division division went went on on for for this this football football team team this this year year can can come come at at a a better better time time in in LA LA Matthew Matthew Stafford Stafford had had a a pair pair of of second second half half touchdowns touchdowns to to Cooper Cooper Kupp Kupp if if the the rams rams twenty twenty ten ten win win over over the the Seahawks Seahawks their their plan plan really really really really deep deep short short on on us us as as a a as as an an offense offense trying trying to to make make us us check check it it down down to to go go you you know know ten ten fifteen fifteen play play drives drives we're we're able able to to get get over over the the top top a a couple couple times times but but you you know know it's it's just just one one of of those those you you can can have have a a slug slug out out and and those those winds winds are are big big fish fish in in December December to to the the NBA NBA have have afforded afforded with with twenty twenty two two points points Julius Julius Randle Randle Kemba Kemba Walker Walker with with twenty twenty one one each each but but next next one one at at home home for for the the first first time time in in almost almost a a month month beating beating the the pistons pistons one one oh oh five five ninety ninety one one the the heat heat playing playing without without five five regulars regulars including including Jimmy Jimmy Butler Butler and and bam bam Adebayo Adebayo right right with with the the Pacers Pacers one one twenty twenty five five ninety ninety six six Tom Tom Barrett Barrett has has more more he he trailed trailed by by a a point point midway midway through through the the first first quarter quarter then then went went on on a a thirty thirty five five fourteen fourteen once once we we have have a a twenty twenty point point lead lead midway midway through through the the second second quarter quarter that that was was never never threatened threatened as as the the Miami Miami lead lead grew grew to to as as high high as as thirty thirty three three points points Duncan Duncan Robinson Robinson scored scored twenty twenty six six points points including including six six of of ten ten three three point point shots shots to to lead lead the the heat heat who who tied tied a a team team record record with with twenty twenty two two three three pointers pointers NBA NBA commissioner commissioner Adam Adam silver silver says says there's there's no no plans plans to to pause pause the the season season even even as as numbers numbers of of players players entering entering the the league league health health and and safety safety protocols protocols related related to to the the coronavirus coronavirus continue continue to to rise rise NHL NHL players players will will not not take take part part in in the the winter winter Olympics Olympics after after all all a a person person with with direct direct knowledge knowledge of of the the decision decision telling telling the the Associated Associated Press Press the the league's league's going going to to withdraw withdraw from from the the Beijing Beijing games games after after its its regular regular season season schedule schedule was was disrupted disrupted by by coronavirus coronavirus of of bricks bricks I'm I'm John John other other B. B. A. A. B. B. sports sports

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 Booker, Suns extend win streak to 15, beat Knicks 118-97

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Booker, Suns extend win streak to 15, beat Knicks 118-97

"Devin Booker scored thirty two points in the sun's ran their winning streak to fifteen games by blasting the next one eighteen ninety seven Booker was fourteen of twenty seven from the field making four three pointers to help Phoenix beat New York for the seventh straight time Chris Paul had fourteen points and ten assists for the sons who tied the second longest winning streak in team history the Andre eight and finished with fourteen points and thirteen boards in the win Phoenix's two off the team record winning streak said in two thousand six oh seven Kemba Walker scored seventeen points for the Knicks I'm

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Walker scores 19, Knicks romp to end 15-game skid vs 76ers

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

Walker scores 19, Knicks romp to end 15-game skid vs 76ers

"The Knicks have made it three or four to open the season is the beat Philadelphia one twelve ten ninety nine the next to control the game with a dominating second quarter outscoring the Sixers thirty nine to sixteen a grab a twenty point halftime lead the balance New York attack was highlighted by sixteen three pointers Kemba Walker had five of them on his way to nineteen points Julius Randle sixteen points and eleven rebounds Tobias Harris led Philly with twenty three points the Sixers had being the next fifteen straight times dating back to twenty seventeen Mike thank you so New York

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

06:13 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"His ability to galvanize teams. I mean, watching last year how much fun they had in the starting lineup when their names were like, there is a beautiful energy that he has brought to Charlotte. That I think has been contagious for his teammates. And I love seeing their team react. And you know what's funny Zach? It's like, oh, they made the playoffs last year. No, they made the play in, even though it feels like play offs, which plans have their own stats. Resetting my mind. Plans do not count is making the playoffs. We nip that in the bud last year. It's not a thing if you make the play and then you fail, you did not make the play. But it feels like a playoffs because it's like single elimination type ish. You get the brown. They should present you with a brown participation ribbon and just say? That's a win for them. Thank you for participating in the play and tournament, enjoy the off season. By the way, you said his energy is contagious. Contagious is a word that is now ruined. It's just ruined now forever you can't just ruin forever. You can't use it anymore. So to answer my own question on TV I was you could see the emotional anguish on my face. I love Ja Morant. I love everything about John Moran. John Moran is a superstar. He can jump out of the gym. He wants to hurt people at the rim. Turbocharged up in the floor, but my favorite thing about him is he's selfless in every possible way. He gets off the ball, he cuts, he does all this stuff that you don't think like a 21 year old superstar is going to do. He's never for one second carried himself like this is my team, this everything belongs to me. I love John morant. I took lamelo. At least our brains are united here. You know why? You know what? Height. You just can't. It's like the thing that you can do. You can have the vision, but if you have the height and the vision, you can be Luca. If you have the height and the vision, you can be LeBron. I'm not saying lamelo is going to be anywhere near those guys, but he's 6, 7, 6, 8 or whatever he is. And so you can see and make every pass and his jumper is already ahead of jaws jumper. I do think one of the most interesting kind of mysteries of this NBA season and the next three or four is Luca we all knew about the passing vision and the creativity. I don't think anyone necessarily thought like this guy's gonna be putting up 40 in playoff games and averaging almost 30. Like, what kind of score can lamelo be? Like, what is he profile is a score? That's a mystery to me. Agreed. I think consistency is key. You get into the league, you start feeling your way around. Remember, you have that injury that kept him out for a while. So that ruins your rhythm to some degree. When healthy consistency as a player is exactly, you know, when I came into the pros, I wanted to prove myself, and that meant going balls to the wall like hooping as well as I could. The next year, it was all about, all right, I have to keep that same energy and build off of that foundation. And so I think this is going to be a big year for lamella to prove that, okay, all that energy and all the expectations that I've met, I can show you that I can be that consistently. So yeah, we're on the same page. To me, it's like what does it look like when I slow down and I got a score and what's my go to what's my go to scoring move? What's my bag when it's slow and it's not frenetic and that's the mystery to me. I'm interested in it. And that's Deluca. That's the Luca difference, right? He can play at that temple. He can read and manipulate the defense and he knows exactly when I get to this wing. I'm gonna hit this shot. I assume Luca is the reason why the Mavericks who were 14th, I think, in my rankings or 13th, were 6th in yours. Is it just Luca or what else are the maverick because that's high? I'm not that excited. I mean, I'm excited to watch everybody play. 6 is like, it's pretty high up there. That's high. Yeah, but you know, I'm gonna put in the star power was very heavy for me. Also, you know, I'm adding sideline factors, Jason Kidd, what imprint what footprint will he create on this mavericks team? But again, I'm from Texas so I think that's where all my things, everything's bigger and better when it comes to teams from Texas. But yeah, when you have an MVP young capable FrontRunner possibly this year in the NBA and do you have a new coach and you have Kris that's presumed to mind you in their preseason game? I know preseason games don't count. But he looked healthy. I think he started like 7 for 8 from the field about like 17 point plus 20, you start realizing, okay, we've got a healthy Chris steps who now Luca doesn't have to do everything at all times through an 82 game regular season or however it may be, that's what sort of made me interested about Dallas. I'm interested for all the reasons you are, and I think Luca is whatever is beyond the genius, that's what I think Luca is Luca is he's seeing, he doesn't just play from one step ahead or whatever. He can see every possible. He's like the beautiful mind guy to see every possible outcome of a possession. He sees he sees it at the same time. I've never seen it before, ever in basketball, a player so young, mind you coming from the women's game. You know, I played in Italy, I played in China, my sister played in Poland and played 5 years in Russia, China as well. So we're very well versed with the international game. And we've always known, like, European players are tough. They play with a different cadence to their game. And the first thing I said when you start hit the scene as a rookie, I was like, his cadence is different. People know what's coming and he still knows what he needs to do in a way that vets are now just perfecting. I've never seen it plus in a 6 day frame, never seen it before. Did Jason kid think just makes me more nervous than interested, I'm just nervous. Can you not screw this up? Don't screw it up, 'cause I think the Mavs can be really good. Lucas unbelievable 6. And can also shout out Chrissy toliver my teammate or the LA sparks, who's an assistant coach on that squad as well. Of course you can. Thank you. You can do whatever you want. You know, you're on this podcast. By the way, WNBA playoffs have been phenomenal. I have it on every night when I'm going to batter when I'm time to relax time my work is done. I flip.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"How I play like, I'm doing every single thing I can to put the basketball in the whole. I don't know. It would be great. It'll be great if I can explain it to you. I don't know man. Well, sometimes you put these moves together where it's like, you string these dribble moves together so fast that you almost miss some of what you're like, I've called it like it's like, it's like a boxing combination where you have to replay it in slo-mo, and you're like, oh my God, that was like 6 punches in one second. That's how your dribble moves are. Yeah, you know what? It's crazy because I'm gonna be honest like to this day. When I watch some of the highlights and some of the things I've done over the course of my career, I'm just like still in all, I can't even believe I did some of that stuff to be honest. I'm gonna be completely out of this. I was just like, what did I even just do how did I do that? How did I get this shot off? How did I get this layup off? It's just will. I just love basketball so much like I love to win, you know, I love to compete. I love to play hard. I just, it just is what it is. I just love the game so much. I've been told your agent javon Phillips knows that you're on this podcast. He said, ask him what his favorite move is. So what's your favorite move? What's my favorite move? Favorite move. I know he wanted me to say step back. I know you want me to say to step back. I'm gonna have to go with the step back. You do have a good step back. That's definitely one of my favorite moves for sure. You can get that off any time you want. And you've taken a lot of big shots in your career man. There were years in Charlotte where it was like late game offense, give it all to Kemba. Give it all the camera. Well look, I'm so excited to hear that you're healthy and feeling good 'cause I think the Knicks have a chance to be solid this year. And I just love watching to play and it's an awesome story to see it back in New York. I'm an east coaster. I will be at some Knicks games. I look forward to being in an NBA arena. I will say hello, but good luck, knock on wood, stay healthy, Kemba Walker. Thanks for the time, man. Thank you so much Zach. I appreciate it. And I see you soon. Make sure you say what's up when I see you, man. Of course, of course. Thank you, Kemba. All right, yes, sir. Now we have another first time guest on the low post podcast whose job was to seriously analyze basketball and tell me why my league passed rankings are bad. And instead, and instead she was like, I'm gonna talk about fashion and who's got the most swag, and I'm like, you're supposed to be the serious person. The one and only from the LA sparks two time WNBA all star Stanford University, one of the many universities that tries to compete with Yukon. Yesterday in personality, shania gloom okay, how are you? I'm great, so happy to be chatting with you. And it's totally my fault we're on CPT with the podcast because you've tried multiple times, okay? Multiple times and I've unfortunately not been able to be like, okay, make it happen. So I really appreciate your persistence. My teammate, especially on NBA today. Yes, we will be on NBA today, frequently, the new show that begins on Monday, the 18th, you're going to be on Wednesday Thursday and Friday talking about all things NBA basketball, right? Very excited. You can start your weekends with me, especially on Friday. So we've been in rehearsals. And so I'm really excited for this. It's going to be a different look, but it'll be fun. They keep bumping me from rehearsal shade. I think they're kicking me off the show and they're being passive aggressive about every day they're like, you know what we don't need you, we don't need you. I'm like, okay, maybe I'm just maybe I'm just being subtly shoved aside. No, we know you're the heavy hitter. You're the one that's like, look, let's just get Zack when we can't. Big time out here in these streets. I'm the young one that has to get my reps, so I'm holding it down for you, I got you. So I asked you to look at my league pass rankings, which I do every year ten times I've done this stupid column, and I put my heart and soul into it. I bleed blood through my laptop for this column. And I didn't ask you to read it 'cause God forbid that's way too much work. But I will look at the rankings and tell me how you disagree. And today you sent me your top tench. I just read your top ten. These are the teams you are most excited to watch in order or do you want to do it yourself? How do you want me to reveal you can reveal my top ten, the teams that I'm most excited about, but I have a different category in which and if you watch pose or something like that, the category is, I have different categories. I go by star power obviously. Do they have stars on their team? I'm a little bit more flexible on that because stars now mean something different, especially within flex of culture and stuff like that. Spice? Are they spicy? Will they give you a little bit of edge? Is there some kind of drama? And then, of course, swag, you know, swag on the court, how you're able to play, will you entertain? So I've got star power, spice and swag that indicated my most entertaining teams looking into the season. Okay, let's rapid fire go through them because we have areas where we disagree. Number ten on anais top ten league pass rankings, which must be explained because it is just unexplainable. I don't see swag spice star power definitely not there. The Houston rocket. I know you're from Texas, but the Houston Rockets, this must be justified. They were 28th, I think in my rankings. Okay, I don't know why you have them 28th because at the end of the day. Star power means something different now, especially for the rising generations, Jalen green, Christopher, Josh Christopher, they all have this unique. Is it like generation alpha, star power where people are starting to understand their games because we're following high school in a way that we have never done before. So their star power rating was like a 6 super spicy because you still have to figure out where John wall will end up, but they have swag. That's where he's gonna end up. But we're gonna find out there's gonna be a day when we actually figure out where he's going and all that type of stuff. And so we're gonna talk about it. But I do think if you think about the preseason out of the clips that we got for excitement, jaylen green was involved with some of them, you know, like how he sort of did Kyle Kuzma a little bit. So I think this team is going to be interesting..

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

03:52 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Shooting like, I've been shooting his way for so long, you know, my whole life. I'm shooting this one way, and then post Bruce he comes and he's like, you know, move the ball over, move it over. So, you know, he got me shooting differently. And it's hard. You know, I'm trying to shoot this way consistently all the time now. And the first couple of months, I'm just like, can't. Like, I'm missing too much. I could be before. I actually met Cody Bruce. No, I had this feeling of myself like, okay, I'm ready to work on my shot and I'm ready to shoot the ball well this year. And then coach cliff is like, oh, I'm bringing in coach the student coach coach Bruce is gonna help me. I'm like, huh? Okay, so you know, we're working with working. And I'm missing in the season is getting closer and closer and I'm just still missing these shots and it's just bad. So I went to coach cast and I'm like, coach, I don't think I can I can't do this anymore. I'm ready to just go back to my old shot. I'm ready to go back to this old shadow I've had. I've been wait for such a long time. I'm used to shooting this way. So he's like, don't talk to me. Of the closed cliff. So I want to close off. I'm like, coach. I don't think I can do this anymore. He's like, no, he's like, he's like, you know what? Let's make a deal. He's like, just give it a few more months. Just give it a few more months, just keep working with Kobe Bruce and know what just go from there. And I'm like, all right, all right, that works for me. So, you know, we kept working. And I wanted to say we played in a we had a game in Milwaukee early on that year, I believe, I think I hit about three threes. I'm like, all right, I'm like, okay. A little something, you know? And then we had another game right after that thing in Miami. I think I heard about four threes, so I'm like, okay, this is this might be working. This might be worth it. You know, it was all about confidence and just repetition. And that's what I did, man. I worked so hard on it and me and coach Bruce is always in the gym and I just started to believe in myself, believing him, the confidence starts to come and just kind of took off from there. Is it true that Al Jefferson, your teammate in Charlotte referred to you as car seat because you are of your let's say height, car seat was a nickname or he said you needed a car seat or something? I mean, that's not very nice. He always he always had the short jokes about me. Always. Oh, that is my guy right there. He is one of the best teammates I've ever had in my entire life man. I do is amazing. Amazing, love that guy. Give me your best sales Jeffersonian. Big owl is like, in a lot of ways, it's like big owl got transported from like the 50s into the modern NBA is like a human being as a player. He's like a down home southern guy. I heard he's in great shape and he actually wants to be a coach somewhere. I think a couple teams of Snoopy needs to be a coach. He needs to be because he can help any big man in this league right now. Any big. Yeah, he is amazing, man. So what's your what's the give me a good L Jefferson story? A good Al Jefferson story. I can give you a good one. I actually met big Al before he came in Charlotte. We're with the same agency before he came to Charlotte on. You know, obviously I know him, no play against him. He was in the city. He was in New York and we got together. We got together, you know? Because I've always been like this huge out Jefferson fan. It's funny because I even have a picture in my phone, NBA two K was it 11, I believe from my rookie year and Al Jefferson.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"When did I know me and MJ we had a conversation and he told me he just basically told me what he could offer me, you know? And it just wasn't, you know, what I felt like I was worth, you know, at the time, you know? No, that year, I had my best year. You know, one of my best years scoring wise, you know, I played, I played all 82 games that year as well, I believe. I just had a great year. All NBA, you know, I was up for the supermax and, you know, I didn't, they didn't offer me my max. Am I regular max? They came up they came up short of the regular max. Yeah, no, I feel like I was a max guy, you know? Because of the year I had. So, you know, I just couldn't sell myself short. That's all it was. It wasn't anything to do with what anyone just didn't have it. You know, to be honest, you know, it was a lot of guys that were paid at the time and under contract. So it's just didn't go on my favorite. And it was definitely a place where I wanted to be. You know, like I said, I love that city. I love the fans, love the organization, just such great people. And I was just so comfortable there, you know? No, those guys like my family for that whole organization. So that is where I wanted to be. But like I said, it just, to me, it just wasn't what I feel like I was perfect at the time. You walk into the NBA, national champion, high school phenom, high school legend, single digit losses. You walk into the Charlotte bobcats, not the hornets, the bobcats going 7 and 59. Possibly the worst NBA team in history. And I've talked to some of the vets on that team about you and how you react to it and how you took to it. But what are your I mean, and that was like DI was there and not in shape and Paul Silas takes no from anyone. He will tell you straight to your face if you're fat and you're not working hard. Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Like, what do you, when you close your eyes and think about that year? What images come to your mind? You know what I can remember? I remember, I don't watch ESPN much, right? But I remember watching ESPN that year one time and they just had a compilation of us shooting air balls. Like literally a compilation of just us shooting a bunch of air balls. Not just remember us like just being down 20 points in the first quarter, every single night. It was, it was rough. It was rough. It was like one of the hardest seasons to be a part of. But I'm gonna be completely honest, you know, the guys that I was around, they actually still made it so much fun with me, you know? I didn't know any better. I was just a rookie coming in in the lockout year. I didn't know any better. So those guys, they kind of still made a special for me, man. No, I had a couple guys who were kind of gravitated towards young guys like Joe Henderson, Sagan and chop DJ Augustine. Those guys were like guys who watch this was around all the time. And you know, they kind of just showed me the ropes. You know, even though things weren't going so great for us, you know, I just kind of learned how to just keep working for the most part. And that's what I did. I just kind of focused on my work. You know, I kind of had to be selfish when that aspect, you know, for the most part, and it just kind of made sure I just maintained, you know, my work ethic because it could have been like, I could have went the other direction, super easy, like, man, forget this, you know? It could have been easy in that sense. So when I did, I just kept working. Just try to get better. Well, Gerald Henderson once told me a story about you from there. He said, I don't remember what game it was, but we just got smoked, and it was like we were on a hellacious losing streak. We get into locker room. We're all sitting in our lockers in Kemba comes in there and he's throwing a fit. Like we can't, this is inexcusable. This is too painful. We can't lose like this, you're emotional, you're getting a mow, you're screaming. And Gerald was like some of the veterans were kind of looking around like, some of the veterans are looking around like, hey man, it's just we got a lot of games. You can't get this emotional about one game. And some of the other veterans were like, wow, this guy really, really cares. Do you really have any memory of that? Yeah, I can't remember what game of this either, but yeah, I mean, you know, at the end of the day, I always looked at myself as a winner. You know? And it wasn't about the losing for the most part. I think it was just sometimes the way we played, you know, I just feel like we just didn't play it hard all the time, you know? And.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Let's go through the career of Kemba Walker and the NBA. And we'll go and reverse order. Do you have a Kemba Walker Oklahoma City Thunder Jersey? Was one ever made? Were you ever a member of the team? I don't understand how that works. Were you ever a member of the thunder? I was. I was a member of the thunder. I was, because I actually went down there. I wasn't Oklahoma City. I went to the facilities, met a lot of the staff members and they were unbelievable in the time that I was with them. Literally unbelievable. They took such great care of me. Say that about Oklahoma City. What is that actually mean? Like when you say they take good care of me like you get there, you're new, you're a veteran. You clearly don't fit the timetable. So what does that mean to you pick you up at the airport? They help you find out how what does that actually mean? So for me, my instance is my knee, you know? So, you know, I go, as soon as I get traded to them, you know, first of all, I get a call. And. He's great. He's great. He's super honest. Doesn't sugarcoat anything, which is what I love. No, I don't want anything to be sugar coated. You know, I want to hear the truth and I really feel. And he was, he was a 100% with me, you know, from day one. And he, the training staff, when I got there, took great care of me. They set me up with doctors, they gave me just basically whatever I needed to get my knee on track for the time being, you know, I wasn't with them for long. I might have a month, maybe. But for that month, I was on the phone with these guys all the time. And they were always calling and hey Ken, how you feeling? Do you need anything that's in that? And that's great. That's great. No, they didn't have to do that because, you know, obviously they knew that I wasn't going to be staying there, you know? So they didn't have to do that, but they did for the time being and I respected that a lot. No Jersey, though, you know some like obscure Jersey collector wants a walker. I definitely want my Jersey. I can't lie. I do want my Jersey. And I'm gonna ask those guys. There you go. You come into the room if they watching this. There you go right there. I want my okay features. 15, right? I want to say somebody half 15, but I would love to, I would love it to be 15 for sure. Okay. Boston, you might, I don't know how much you want to answer this, but why, so why is there something always just seems off in the water in Boston? And everyone blamed it on Kyrie a few years ago. Then Kyrie leaves, and it's still it just feels like there's angst. There's a lot of angst all the time. Like even Brad steps down, dared steps up, Danny steps down. Marcus smart is a flight today. You had the thing in the bubble where there was like Marcus was screaming at people in the locker room and it got out like, is there why is there always something muddy in the water there? I have no idea, man. I can't. I can't really answer that. I don't know. I don't know. I am who I am. You know, I feel like I am to ask you most positive person. There can be, you know? I come in with a great attitude all the time. Like I'm always smiling. I'm always uplifting and my time there was great. My family was great. You know, I had great teammates. I talked to those guys all the time still to this day. To be honest, I didn't, I didn't know that I was going to be traded, you know? And I even seen stuff like, oh, we had a mutual agreement on the train. I even seen like peaks. I've seen something where they say people from my camping. I don't know, man. I am who I am and that's where I wanted to be because that's where I was. You know, I never wanted to be a guy who got traded. I just, not something I was even thinking about. So I can't tell you. I don't know. To be honest, I don't know. Back before Boston, it's Charlotte. It feels like ten years ago. It literally feels like ten years ago that Kemba Walker making an all NBA team and becoming eligible for the supermax was an event that happened. It was like two years ago, two and a half years ago. It feels like a decade ago. I know, right? So that happens, you become eligible for the supermax. And I was rereading all the stories about Charlotte and why you left Charlotte and all this. When did you know, like, they're just not going to offer this to me. In fact, they're not going to they're just not going to offer. It's just not going to work out. I know there was a conversation with you and Michael at some point. When did you actually know that? Because I know you loved it there. And a big part of you wanted to be there for your whole career. So when did you know and what's the conversation with MJ like when it's over? Yeah, I love that place. I still live there. That's what my main home is. I love Charlotte and.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

06:26 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Latrop sprewell, no, just Gritty, you know, of course, Alan Houston, guys like Charlie ward, those are guys who I enjoy. Watch and growing up. Did you hate did you hate the Miami Heat and do you still hate the Miami Heat? No, no, no, no. I didn't take the ride was this serious as it was. I don't think so. That was a, that was a blood feud. That was not just a rivalry. That was a blood feud. Yeah. Yeah, I was still really young though, you know? I don't even think I kind of understood it. I really was at that time. You know, I was just kind of like, you know, I'm from New York, you know? The next is the team. That's my team. That's kind of how I was. No, you've played in the garden many times in college, obviously you tore it up in the garden. You've played in the garden as a member of the hornets and the Celtics. You've played preseason games for the Knicks. But do you think the first real game at the garden? And by the way, this crowd's gonna be insane. There's all this pent up like we're hopefully coming toward the end, the beginning of the end, some kind of end phase of a pandemic where it was shut inside. The Knicks you just said it like they've been through rough times, these fans are just star for like, are you, are you looking forward to the first game? Do you think it's gonna feel different? Or are you just like such a veteran where loud crowds are just loud crowds? No. I would be absolutely lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to this first game. And the crowd, it's gonna be absolutely crazy in there. I've seen the playoffs. I think those guys last year. And last season, I see how intense the crowd was. So I could only imagine, you know, this season having the same guys and Evan and myself, you know, I'm from here, you know, which is kind of gonna bring that added loudness to the arena. Yeah, it's gonna be it's gonna be insane. I can't wait. Have you heard Tom thibodeau's voice in your nightmares yet in your if you ever had a dream where tips is yelling at you and you wake up in a cold sweat? Is that happen yet? Not yet, not yet, but I'm pretty sure it's definitely gonna happen. Yeah. So you're a veteran. Are you like 31? 30? I'm 31. 31. You're a veteran. You've had some injuries in the last couple of years. Can you opt out of the second of two it is or do you have to do everything? Could you just be like, I'm out for this? I am going through everything. It ain't ain't none of that beat. My man, you don't play, and I love it. I love it. Every part of it love it. He is so intense and I love it. When you guys sit and talk, obviously, the Knicks were the four seed last year, lost in 5 to the hawks. There's a lot of like, oh, the Knicks were a fluke, the Knicks can't do Julius Randle can't do what he did last year, but as you said, I don't really think you're a completely different team with a brand new starting back court. The east is tough, though. Yeah, for sure. What are your what's a reasonable expectation? What do you guys talk about when you talk about how good you guys can be? None, we don't even talk about it. I mean, it's all in the work, you know? We literally like I mean, no tips has a reputation of working guys. We work hard. We work hard. Every single day, regardless of what we're doing, it's a 100%. I'm talking about down to a man. And to be honest, like, me, I'm a guy always been this way like hard work really pays off, you know? It really does. And it beats talent on any given day. And because of how hard we really work, that is really going to help us take another step. I know people say no, it's not always about how hard you work all the time in the NBA, but it is because when you have hard work, mixed with talent, I mean, that can win on any given night. So I can't put it in expectation or anything. No, I've been around too long. I know things happen like injuries, you know, guys go down sometimes and you just never know. You just never know. I was seizing and go. What? I do trust in our work. We're not trusting coach kids and our coaching staff and those guys are going to give us an opportunity to win every night. You mentioned injuries, the last couple of years you've been dogged by knee problems. And I was thinking about it a few days ago. I was like, and I remember thinking about this in the bubble too and thinking usually there's like a big event that happens when knee problems start like somebody falls into a player, they tear their meniscus, there's a surgery. And I'm like, I can't. When did Kemba's knees start hurting? What happened? What is the source of all this? So what is this? When did this start? What actually has happened to your knee? How is it now? What was the starting point? It's just over the years, you know, I've had a couple knee surgeries back in the day. And Charlotte, you know, I think I want to say I had my first one in about 2015, then I played a lot of games. We had all day. I've played at one point. I think I played the most games straight at one point. And a heavy load on some of those Charlottesville. And that's all it is, man. It's just a place so much basketball. I've had to do a lot throughout my career, you know? And I wouldn't change anything for the world. I had so much fun doing without doing what I did in Charlotte. That's really all it is. You know, I just played a lot. I played the lies. A lot of years of me playing 82 games, not missing any games. And I really took pride in that. I really took pride in playing every single night. And that's what I did, you know? And.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"And now the welcome to the low post podcast where we have a first time guest a special guest. I'm very excited one of my favorite guys to watch play in the entire NBA and now in a story of a good homecoming, I guess we'll talk about that. The starting point guard for the New York Knicks, four time all star, I think, one time all NBA, UConn legend national champion, mister Kemba Walker, how are you? I'm good. I'm good. Thank you for that introduction. Appreciate that. Those are all real acclaims. I don't have to make anything. How you like and being back in New York? Oh man, it's a, it's a kind of an undescribable feeling. You know, it's just like surreal. Every time every day I wake up I'm just like, wow, like I'm really back without starting, you know? It's crazy. So players talk about coming home and most players are actually like, it's not as great for us as you guys all think it is because we got like tickets and we just got a lot of people around and then there's a different kind of pressure that comes with it. When this opportunity, when the OKC buyout happened and this opportunity came to you, what was your what was your first reaction? Was there any unease about it? Was there any can we look at some other things just in case you just want to go? Yeah, yeah, I just wanted to just wanted to come. I mean, I think, I think you write, obviously about, you know, players coming back home because it's just so much, you know, like we were from here and you know so many people, a lot of requests, you know, everybody's going to be pulling you with 20 million different directions, you know? So, but I think I had that feeling when I was kind of younger, but you know, not that I'm older and pretty established and just really comfortable in my own skin. Things are just different. You know, I just know how to move around and the most important thing I think for me is I know how to say no. You know, which can be really hard, which can be really hard as a professional athlete, especially, especially being younger. So yeah, you know, I'm really comfortable. I just know how to go about things and the whole different way. So yeah, I mean, coming back home, it's just special. It was a special opportunity for me and I just had to take it. You're in New York City, high school, basketball legend, obviously, how many games is your team losing four years of high school? Single digits? Yeah, single digits for sure. Yeah, it's for sure. But were you a Knicks fan growing up or were you were you now the younger your generation is like, I just am a fan of players. Were you a Knicks fan? Yeah, I think we weren't ready that good. But of course, it's gonna be a fan of no one of anything else. Yeah, I was definitely a Nick fan. When I was growing up, it was kind of a it was a difficult time for the next. But yes, definitely definitely a nickname. I had no choice. I couldn't be a fan of anybody else. Who was your favorite childhood Nick, and who was your who were some of your favorite non Knicks to watch growing up? Patrick.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"They're gonna be I think they're a team that's gonna be fine for playoff for home court in the playoffs. You know? And if that's the case, that's a good place to be in right now. You know, coming off that 500 season. Yeah. I mean, they're a team that has a lot to prove. And because of that having the 500 season, your coach leaving changing the roster, giving the keys to other people. Yeah, I think it's going to be a challenge, but I think a challenge that players will happily accept. Absolutely. That's exactly what bras Stevens had to say during his segment as part of the WEEI Ness and Jimmy Fallon telethon. He talked briefly about the off season and saying, look, I'm not going to put a ceiling on this team. I just tell you this much though. I like the position we're in and I really like the changes to be a great team out there with the brand new coach and email yoga. Well, I think that brand is going to. What else could he say? Well, he made his horrible and the players were going to horrible. Everybody looks at their team as a playoff contender. Maybe not a championship team, but a playoff contender, and I think that's the way you look at self it's having as much talent as they have on their bench right now. Definitely absolutely max, man. We're like, what are we? We got still a month ago until we get some preseason basketball. So we still got ways to go. But in the meantime, max, you cool out out there and North Carolina enjoy the fan. And we'll check back in next week, all right? You know what? I spent every episode of such a massive podcast..

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

05:51 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast

"Got mini bay. Even some new idea a bad idea. All right. All right. Let's start big. Let's start with the biggest bag of them all this summer. Joel embiid. He got himself a 5 year extension supermax. 147. Million max. Yeah. Good idea, bad idea for the 76ers to give him all that money. What do you think? No, great idea. I think if you look at his production here in the last three, four years, he's been one of the top players right now in the Eastern Conference. And you think about it when they play Toronto. He was a shot away from going to the finals. So I think that that's easy, catch right now, you know, a baggage. That's what I use baggage for Joel embiid. I think that was a good choice. Yeah, agreed. Agreed. I mean, if you're Philly, at the dealing with Ben Simmons and all that, that whole fiasco. You gotta lock in somebody, right? Yeah. You gotta make sure you're top dog as happy and satisfied. You're a big dog is happy. Keep him happy. The keep him happy. And make sure you always want to come home. Doc knows better exactly. Doc knows better. All right, I'm also in Kemba Walker, going back home, the BX native is heading back to New York. Two years, $17.8 million for the max guy who former max guy rather with a self exciting two years ago, max. Good idea bad idea for the New York Knicks. I'm up in the air, and I'm up in the air because I think he's a great player, but I think that people are, their expectation level of kimber is cardiac kimber, you know, Madison Square Garden, big east, step back, movie, really, really quick. I don't know if you still has that quickness and explosive ability anymore to create as many shots and to get players confused out there when they're gardening. So I'm just my bag has.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Jump

The Jump

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Jump

"League and steph is one of the very few that you will be able to say that about no matter how much money he is making his first extension coming in just eleven million dollars a year because of all those ankle troubles. That seemed like that. Allow them to keep building the team the way they did. It allowed them to have the flexibility to keep loading up like people forget that because it seems like ancient history. But that was a big big deal. Now i mean the confluence of events having the steph curry friendly contract because the ankle issues obviously the cap spike in two thousand sixteen. That is how they got. Kevin durant that led to a couple more titles so there is no question that this team has had great fortune at times in this past decade. Now they're running into. Hey is this break for us. Is that going to break for us. But guys said they're not finished yet. We'll see how they go murky morris finalizing a one year deal with the miami meetings mark. What do you think about the fit for teeth in miami. I'll love it. That's keith mentality. There boys tough tough as nails. And then got victor coming. Back to a radio we get to go back to. Miami guy gets his pandemic. He'll be back. Oh south beach. Yeah not going so great but maybe we'll be back on south beach. Markeith is a fine fit there. He's he's another backup power forward. Maybe conceal so minutes with him at center. Next to dwayne de. It's all about three point shooting with him if he has a good three point shooting season. Or a good run like. He didn't the bubble for the lakers. He's going to play real minutes for them and if he doesn't it sort of harder to but it totally worth the flyer. Good player tough player. I mean this isn't all toughness team right now. Right those guys the he'd have always had that as a calling card but in particular. This feels a quintessential that that early miami heat vibrate.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The NBA Show

The NBA Show

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The NBA Show

"As london or england. National team didn't bring it back but kemba walker can always go. Home was as a man of the people of new york city specifically new york city. People how are you feeling about one kemba walker the pride of the apollo theater of rice high school Going back to the new york knickerbockers. I mean you know before we get to the realities of the situation just on the senate mental level it's a huge deal Specifically because kemba walker is counted. The he is not kind of. He's the last of the mohicans. He's the last of the new york city hooper's of any significant relevance right as basically him and land stevenson and i think stevenson is now unlike Siberia something so she no kimba last of the new york city hooper's carrying that mantle. And let's face it the thing about kimba that that makes this specials like he's not stefan marberry. He's not run our tests like he doesn't have a complicated personality like he's easily one of the most lovable hooper's of his generation like regardless of his new york affiliation. So you know he's going to embrace everything that this means sentimentally and you know it's gonna be great now if we get to. The un heartwarming parts of this is near has been bum bum knee for two years now right so he got bought out of two years of seventy four million dollar deal to leave right so that says a lot about his medical what teams think about whether he or not he's going to be able to perform so that that's something that we got a monitor but if he can get right at all he's gonna give the knicks a lot of what they need as far as shot creation offense of initiation in the picket role shooting. You know like the guy can actually make an open jump shot. I think if he's healthy. He's a perfect fit for what they're trying to do. But you know. The health factor is is huge. You can't downplay will end for the cost. You know like the fact that the knicks are operating on a budget and they can still get a player of cameras hypothetical healthy caliber. That's a big deal. But i think was. I think you're right in that that the thunder were willing to buy him out and this is at thunder team. That has long played every veteran asset. It's had to this point to try to spin it into more picks. I think that says a lot. About what their medical staff must make of canvas knee and his long-term trade value otherwise because if they thought there was any chance they were gonna get something for him down the line. This would not be happening. Yeah so they have roughly ten million and cap space the next so you assume get something around that maybe a little bit under i gotta say though like i agree with everything guys are saying about the encore implications. But i care more about the vibes. Man this is incredible. Like this is just continues. The knicks as completely turning around the dole and era and becoming just a lovable underdog. Kemba gives them to massive games where. Msg just goes wild or if you them one halfway decent playoff game. This is a win for both him and msg no this. This move is going to have a one hundred percent approval rate about the minutes. he's taking. I mean you're you're swapping out. Alfred peyton minutes for kemba walker minutes. That's that's that's yeah. That's that's definitely getting rid of a datsun. Four tesla and the thing Msg obviously when we finally got crowds back in. You know at least msg network was smart enough to send their announces to the game and not having them watch it from their couch. Eating pretzels like other broadcasts. Were doing like when during the playoffs. If you can listen to the msg broadcast when clyde and mike breen. Were calling the games. Clyde frazier the knicks. Msg color commentary guy. Obviously a legend in a game. I've been listening to this guy for literally decades and he does not get excited right like. That's not his thing he's conroy stayed. Do he uses colorful language but temperament is generally like consistent. He has one register. Yes secures more about swatches than metropcs colored commentary and during those knicks. Playoff games claude. Getting swept up in it right lake this team. That got destroyed. Five gains by the hawks but like during those moments even clyde can help you be like wow this is special and so yeah the vibes that are going to be generated from any Excellent kimball walker. Plays gonna be musi. Tv for somebody like me having said that though we do need to talk about the rest of the new york next offseason winge pretty much came down to signing evan. Four near which seems like a pretty reasonable deal gives more shooters as woz was alluding to but other than that. They pretty much just roll. Everybody back from last year's team kept all tim. Tom tippett favourite grinders. We got new orleans on new contractor rose on a new contract alec burks on a new contract. Seems like it's going to be the same team. Plus kemba plus four near rob. Does this change anything in terms of where. The knicks are in the tier system of eastern conference. Not terribly know. This is still a team. That's gonna fall somewhere in the middle. But i think all the moves that they've made this point to kind of keep most of their core intact punch it up here and there. That's where you can kind of takes you over the top into a net positive type of off season. Now you have a net positive off season and still regress to the mean. A little bit still have a little worse injury luck next year than you did last year. There are so many variables that swung the knicks way. Last time around that. I would be surprised if the even had the same record or improved upon it. I would kind of expect them. Given the rest of the east is kind of steadily improving. I think they might drop a few wins but they're still going to be a really competitive team. They're still going to be really formidable. Mike question is can. They maintain the level of defense. That they did with their losing reggie bullock. Who's a really good perimeter defender swapping out for. Evan forty who is not not and none of their point guards are are really great in that regard. This you're losing that first. Wave of defense. Can you know a healthier mitchell. Robinson can julius randle can rj air in those guys. pick that up nerlens noel. As you mentioned resigned really important for them to. That's kind of what i'm worried about. 'cause defense was how they won and so their defense is in elite. What is this team going to be gained. I think if next management is playing the game kanda right in the sense that they're in a position strike gold if disgruntled superstar game happens in. Somebody's like. I need to get to the knicks right because i think the hard shade is very instructive in that brooklyn. Didn't give up anything right. I don't think the knicks can't put together a better package tomorrow with what's on their roster and mortgaging future pigs excetera etc if that opportunity presents itself right and so this still in the catbird seat for something like that if say and don't aggregate is relaxed. I'm just saying if dame lillard says i want to be in new york in proposition. Make something like that happening right whether it be with some decently intriguing. Young pieces like rj. Like even to some people mitchell Mitchell robinson or ob top and and you know future i etc etc right like they're in a position to do that however you know the thing about being competent in the way that they are in the way of being like a sixty two something seven seed you completely take yourself.

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Jump

The Jump

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Jump

"Arm their way to the knicks someday and so the most important thing is just build on what happened last season and they've managed to do that without hamstring in their cap. I love the kemba move for a couple of reasons first of all. I just think that he is going to succeed there. I understand the size issues and when they get to the playoffs and the defense and all of that stuff. But i do think that team is set up for him to do well and also remember when you're talking about drawing those agents eck part of it that you're selling is msg right. The atmosphere the fans. Msg wasn't very fun place to play if you were the home team for a while there right. He of fans more coming to see the opponent than they were. See the team. There wasn't that excitement. We saw that excitement return to the garden. This past season and with kemba walker. Man it is going to be off the chain and then in turn you can sell to other free agents that in turn you can say to guys look at the gardens like when it gets rocket. Imagine if they were cheering like that for you. And i go ahead. And he has a two syllable first name and last name so that that's cambe why her that's gonna be loud and an amazing an msg and if it's too need skills that they need he really does and just one of the nicest guys in the league right so the idea that he gets to come home and the situation. That's so comfortable to him. I think everyone around the mba is just happy kemba and happy for this fit. I do want to get to the team. That eliminated new york in the playoffs. The hawks bringing back restricted free agent. John collins a five year one hundred twenty five million dollars.

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Brad Stevens Explains Why Celtics Made Kemba Walker Trade

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

01:09 min | 1 year ago

Brad Stevens Explains Why Celtics Made Kemba Walker Trade

"On friday. We had a rare postseason trade with boston. Sending kemba walker. And this year's first round sixteenth overall to oklahoma city for al horford the move freeze the celtics in the final year of canvas deal saving the team about thirty two million dollars in the process. Here is how brad. Stevens explained the move on monday. We had look at with the idea of moving That first round pick this year right a gave us the opportunity to look at a A road ahead with a few more options from the financial flexibility standpoint All of our future you know. First round picks passed this year Which again gives you more options. And then you know it was the It was the best deal That we thought with regard to you know returning players. Riot i mean the idea Or the opportunity to add How do make significantly less money. But his You know a really good player that has corporate knowledge of this environment.

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Boston Celtics Trade Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City Thunder

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00:12 sec | 1 year ago

Boston Celtics Trade Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City Thunder

"And an NBA trade of note Today, Kimber walkers sent From Boston to a okay. See with the number one pick for Al Horford. Moses Brown in a second round pick. Okay, see, taking the remainder of Walker's exorbitant

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

05:47 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

"You know, probably do a long as well at some point and get your thoughts. But this is a massive Domino to fall. It's early in the day on Friday. Who knows what else could happen today? That would be something everybody. Keep your phone's keep your phones on Earth. You know, we we never know what, what, what can happen here, but big Brad moves last thing. I'll ask you guys, you think this is all Brad. Are there people back? They're influencing it. Is he I mean, did he is who else has five finger prints on this? This is I am the anatomy of the deal. I am. I am curious, did Brad Stevens two weeks into the job. Just say I'm doing this thing and nobody and everyone said, okay, boss, the boss is just a group decision collaborative is Danny involved in anything here. You know, is or is this one hundred percent Brad picks up the phone and says what do you think? And then they do it off. And he says yes yep is this all him? We don't know. He has an operated at all. No, I'm sure people have input. But like did Brad say I'm doing this. I don't give a crap on anybody else. I'm the boss now and this is my move. I think that there were quite a few people that had a voice in the process but I think when you look at just the the specifics of this deal, there's wage you don't feel like it's a deal per se. It feels like a transaction and and that to me is consistent with, I think the way Brad thinks you know, like, to the point that we're both. Like I'll give you the 16 pick and you give me Moses Brown and return. That I think is something that I don't think Danny age would would be thinking about it in those terms. I think Danny will be looking at. That's the 16th overall pick off. I don't think I want to give that up. What if I give you a first-round protected pick instead? I think Brad realizes what he wanted to get something of value for Kemba Walker. Some flexibility. Money-wise. And what's the easiest way to do that? What you're going to cost me? It's going to cost me a pic. That we usually get wrong for a guy that I know can play. Okay, let's get this done. And I'm getting back to guy that I know is going to be good. For my locker room is going to give us more accountability in our locker room and if he plays 20-30 minutes he's fine with it. If he goes two or three games without playing he's fine with that too. This. Yeah. This this has like yeah or Bobby just trade has the fewest amount of questioning if they trade for porzingis. We would have been like this guy. Okay. Yeah. If they trade for wall, I know Jimmy love that idea but we still would have been asking, does this guy have anything left and even get off the court, who referred given with role? He's playing and his stability over the years and he had a few Nicks and bruises here, but ultimately he sent a player who can get on the court and do what you need job. Do so that's that's a good thing or for the conspiracy theory theorists out there did presti just make this trade to.

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Celtics Send Kemba Walker, 16th Pick to Thunder for Horford

Glenn Beck

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Celtics Send Kemba Walker, 16th Pick to Thunder for Horford

"Report. A big trade in the NBA. The Boston Celtics are trading Kemba Walker and this year's number 16 overall draft pick and a 2025 2nd round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a package that includes Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 2nd round pick. Okay. See now has three first round picks in this year's

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

"Nice to have Bradley back in the room, you could also do. If this doesn't work, you could try. Get Daniel house from them, whom could possibly be available, and then, back to solid like that. Bobby one of those guys like or you could do a, straight-up Kemba Walker, John Wall swap, which were a New York, New Jersey. To go there box that we didn't do that one but that's another semi interesting month that that is the what is the last one? We're going to do real quick and then we're going to go. Does anyone want to hang here? You guys just want to all one ahead. Let's just don't head over. All right. That sounds good. Yeah. So we're going locker. Room room is open. You guys can jump in there now, wait for us. We're going to wrap it up here in the morning. To take your. Take your questions. Take your comments off the room. Yeah, I go suggest more trades here. All night. Okay, let's do, for a wall real quick. Yes. Yes. I am young Benedict, huh. You need a passer playmaker? Yeah, that's one of the best passers in the league. That's two years. Three years years on that deal. I ruined three years, they do it. No, it's, it's it's the same length as Kemba. But why would they do it, why would they do it? Why would I save money, and a little bit of money, so you just get water and kristyn out and you're one could save a lot of money Jones, depending on, when the couple seconds to make it worth their while. Yeah. But would you would send Trish how to write know? They work straight up? A work straight up. Yeah, Jimmy. What can we do that. Do it today. Wallace Goss always forty. Two million canvas 36 for jams 42 million. So you're going to be diving in the attacks a little bit that's probably don't give about the tax. Of course not you're not paying it. Exactly. Well, Wick needs to Pony up a flip side pane Jack's, wouldn't we be getting all excited when we be able to get so excited about wall coming here? Definitely, I would. I mean Houston was and you did a decent job before hard and blow up the spot. Yeah. So again just took the table. These are, we just jumped a lot to him to a lot of Kemba here. We still have not talked about and we're still waiting on Jimmy's, take on the Brad situation. We're going to talk about that in locker room as well. And and what I will say is as time has gone on. I like this move, less, and less, and less, and less. And I don't know how you guys feel about it, but I'm like, I'm going to be laying on this couch. Like I'm at like counseling session when I talk about this. Yeah, Brad stuff. Yeah. All right. Staring at the wall. Yeah, so we're going to head over like I said, does anybody feel they have anything left to say here cuz I'll let him I'll let you do it. No, this role, let's roll..

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

05:05 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

"Don't want them to ever be bad. Exactly. Like oh man I can't be all that. I remember winning a title with these guys. I don't know why everyone is obsessed with bringing back. These guys, when you saw Darren get a younger version, the same player but a younger player that's out there can play a similar position where the same page And, and I'm just talking about Portuguese in this example and yet is it a risk? Absolutely, it's a risk. But when you're not a great team, you have to take risk. You have to gamble a little bit. It's a high-risk high-reward, what's, what's the alternative? Like somewhere and Kemba here? And you try to restructure that contract and now they're selling in a first-round exit? Like, is that what you guys want to do? You want to, you want to double up with Chris? That's I mean, the camera is not often I'd rather swing-for-the-fences and source and strike out or hit a home run. Then hit first African single girl. I love Al Horford and would love for him to come back. I wouldn't do that deal. I just, I don't think it's the type of deal that makes a whole lot of sense. I mean, hell, if you're going to do that, you might as well. Keep Kimbo really good point if that's like the best meal. I continued it. Yeah, I don't, I don't know. I mean, listen, if, if Robert Williams, it was someone that we can say, this is it, he's going to be completely healthy. I'm a job. May I say the same thing that that's Rodger said, but because of that, I sort of like the idea of him returning to that role, that Mentor role that met a whole lot to Robin Williams. He he talked a lot about a heading into this season and it's just, I don't know. What's he going to call it a Celtics Binky, if you will, I think that they feel comfortable with that when you guys get someone like that back when you guys rather have this job, would you guys rather have Rob and Tom next year, or Robin Horford, you're forgetting to include Kemba in that scenario, right? I mean, well, that's my thing about this one is that this can become a bigger figure. Some else you had to go talk to for Xena to see what's, you know, whether he's he'll still interested, just platonically. He's like, I'm talking you up right now man. Thompson's an expiring deal is a good choice. This is a good point. Kevin will be a bit Ito Bobby don't make that. That's a great Point. Yep. Come through the door any second. Now somebody here by this is Bobby Ellis making. She's making a reservation right now. It's been there so long. It's like a lamp to me. This is my page here. It like I knew still think that's the Al Horford from five years ago. That walking, through that bedroom door, it's not. So, how was real solid? I know one that no one was watching him cuz he was in Oklahoma. But remember he was watching, if you for disclosure had on my fantasy team for a little bit. He was bawling out. It was. And if she remember when we looking at the standings throughout the year in, Oklahoma was floating right there in the middle of the week. Somehow, he was a big part of his looker and KD getting into it. Okay, oh yeah, I just saw Shack..

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

"Was probably their second-best offensive weapon this year. He's not, he, the ceiling isn't as high as to what you envisioned, he could potentially be as both a guy who could, you know, you know, contests, you no contest shots and stretch it out and shoot threes and be seven feet tall and just a real problem, but he's still a 7-footer that shoots nearly 40 per month from 3 and can score. Like, that's not find any way. He's not a unicorn or Horford Hamer, Horford Morford, I thought, but see that's the thing. Yeah, that's why Horford by far? That makes he brings a lot of stuff. I wouldn't say by far, but I think I'd prefer that and and I know you've already done this song. Exactly what he brings in the exactly, what if I tell you that? All right, well, Jimmy like what's, what's wrong with going? Why, why go for the unknown on this one? You know. It's just that the lot of at the big contact with taken as well, obviously, in out-and-out, Horford. But Chris stops, I mean, it's a gamble. He signs a real twenty twenty-five, United Kemba Walker out. The gamble, Kemba Walker has known. He's like we're worried about Chris, Deb's injuries, like my Lord Krishna has played as many games this year. Look at his injury log need ankle. Fairfax BonChon, e77 for like those type of injuries that they don't bode well for seven, you know, guys, that big little, guys, you guys either doesn't bank has em. He's a big man, simply because he's tall. There's nothing about his game other than his height. That screams big man. And now with with Stevens, and everybody great, you can't even count on that old thing. We used to talk about with Steven swear. I'd be dead. Or Stevens can utilize him better? We don't even know who the coach is going to be right next. Biggest worry, is that he's an asshole and he signed an extra year over Camry option for the third year. And that's that is a bit of a concern, right way. You talk his way out of New York and just some of the kind of, you know, end and that will do the the exit interview in New York..

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Heat Clinch Playoff Spot With 129–121 Victory Over Celtics

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Heat Clinch Playoff Spot With 129–121 Victory Over Celtics

"The heat clinched a playoff spot unlocked the Celtics into the play in tournament with a one twenty nine one twenty one victory against Boston Tyler hero provided twenty four points for Miami which moved into a tie with Atlanta for the fifth seed in the east where every player works on when the lights are on you know you put the time in behind the scenes and when the lights turn on that's on the bill so if you're not ready ready for another run again I'm excited bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson each scored twenty two points helping the heat beat the Celtics for the second time in three days Miami star Jimmy Butler had thirteen points before missing the second half of an eye injury Kemba Walker had a team high thirty six points as the Celtics lost a regular season home finale I'm Dave Ferrie

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Oklahoma City Thunder Embarrass Boston Celtics

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

01:49 min | 1 year ago

Oklahoma City Thunder Embarrass Boston Celtics

"Special guest tonight, tonight is Jeff Goodman. And before we get to his latest zesti, take on Joe Brown which we will a little bit later in the show. We just want to welcome him to the Garden report. Post game show and Jeff will give you first bite at the Apple. It's I don't know how many times we're going to say worst loss ever because it feels like we've said it a lot. It's hard to not bother. It's hard to not tell this the worst loss ever. This is so this Jeff they work. They were atrocious and embarrassment but I don't listen, I don't care that Jayson. Tatum and Kemba Walker didn't play. I do care because I think Jason should have been out there. I don't know how bad the injury is, or whatever, is dealing with public. And it came like this, you gotta be out there. This is what 11/12 games left in the regular season. You needed this win, you could ill afford a loss like this, but even without Tatum and Kemba last name. They were without shade gilgeous-alexander, and they stink, they absolutely stink. They're trying to tank they've got a garbage team other than Lou door and you lost. You had supposedly Dead one of the top 25 players in the NBA in jail and Brad. I thought, Oh, supposedly. And it starts now, you mean using all subjects, you mean you're not lose. That's the supposedly Factor know. It's, it's true. Jeff look. I think they rolled the dice on Tatum thinking we could get away with tonight and still squash out the window. And so we needed to give him a day off. Let's pick the game and they pick this one on the back to back on the front, end of a back-to-back, and it burned him obviously. And I don't think he's, I don't think he's hurt but I mean, I get it doesn't matter. Like I watched this whole game, I've not watched to Oklahoma City games this year, I still can't name a player on their team

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Graham scores 24 as Hornets rout Celtics 125-104

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Graham scores 24 as Hornets rout Celtics 125-104

"The Hornets had four players score at least twenty points in a one twenty five one oh for dismantling of the Celtics the Vontae Graham had twenty four points and nine assists with omega shows about a dozen I mean I played bad or whatever the case may be so you got to look at all the little things that our team win PJ Washington chipped in with twenty two points and twelve rebounds helping Charlotte pull within one and a half games of Boston for the sixth seed in the east Terry Rozier had twenty one points and eleven assists and miles bridges stayed hot with twenty points the Hornets came in hitting ten of their first twelve shots including six of seven from three point range to build a twenty six twelve lead Kemba Walker Jaylen brown had twenty points for the Celtics who shot just thirty nine percent I'm Dave Ferrie

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Tatum Scores a Triple-Double Against the Bulls

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

Tatum Scores a Triple-Double Against the Bulls

"This was a game for all the Campbell haters because when Kemba misses the game, like I like Jason Tatum is cold as ice and you see the final score this one these guys could not buy a basket tonight. And this was the game that if Kemba Walker plays that's less time for Pritchard that's less shots for for Tatum who certainly couldn't you know wasn't on tonight and maybe they're getting better looks because Jeanne listen when Kemba Walker's Out There He commands a lot more attention than Richard does or, you know, whoever else you know Waters or whoever you want to put in there. So it's a little bit of a trickle-down effect. I will say I liked that song even though Tatum was off he found other ways to contribute. I mean triple-double tonight, you know, you don't want to just sniffed that away so credit credit for that

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Doncic's scores 36, leads Mavericks past Celtics 113-108

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Doncic's scores 36, leads Mavericks past Celtics 113-108

"Another big night from look at doctors helped the Mavericks sold off the Celtics won thirteen to wanna wait doctors put up a game high thirty six points and eight rebounds to keep Dallas a float as the maps nearly let a twenty three point advantage slip away most of the first have been no reply would base we're defending really good and I think that was that was the the key to the game Boston outscored Dallas thirty five to twenty three in the fourth to pull within three late but couldn't finish the comeback Jaylen Brunson added twenty one points and Kristaps porzingis added nineteen points for the twenty five and twenty one Mavericks Jayson Tatum's twenty five points Jaylen brown's twenty four and Kemba Walker's twenty to lead the twenty three and twenty five Celtics I'm given Coolbaugh

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Middleton, Bucks beat Celtics 121-119 for 8th straight win

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Middleton, Bucks beat Celtics 121-119 for 8th straight win

"The honest intent to Cooper did look too bothered by the spring needed forced him to miss Monday's game contributing thirteen points eight rebounds and seven assists in thirty three minutes of the box one twenty one one nineteen downing of the Celtics Khris Middleton poured in twenty seven points and grabbed thirteen rebounds for the box who led ninety sixty five midway through the third quarter before just hanging on for their eighth straight win Jaylen brown led Boston with twenty four points Kemba Walker had twenty three and Jayson Tatum had eighteen Tatum was back after missing one game due to illness I'm Dave Ferrie

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Celtics Trade Rumors: Nikola Vucevic

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

03:10 min | 1 year ago

Celtics Trade Rumors: Nikola Vucevic

"Do have interesting trade rumors. We didn't want to wait till after to get to them and they involve a bunch of big names that we've been kicking around on the thread on the on the live streams all of this time some really big fish out there. The Celtics are supposedly in on so we'll go Name by name. But again, this is Shams very plugged in the Athletic Club throwing out vucevic throwing out Jeremy Grant throwing out Harrison Barnes. These are all enticing names and honestly those three plus there and Gordon are probably the big fish house on the market Garden Of course dealing with the sprained ankle. So teams are wait and see there but those are the big names out there. We've been hearing them all the time. I'm going to start with Bobby's boy boo Savages. Part of that report was that it's going to be a massive Hall that we've been debating on all day Bobby what that actually entails but first this you turned on this guy meaning turned back towards this guy as Gore guy tell us why tell us what you think what you'd be willing to give up here for the Celtics to get it done. So I was never the biggest fan him and the sticks were previously invested in him during that Kemba Walker offseason. They were hot on him cuz they had the max cap space after Kyrie and Mortadella could have filled him down the middle. So there's a connection there. Obviously Kemba came along and grab that bone. Now, you have the chance to have four All-Stars on the team of chemicals affect them. They hated it. Yeah, and I still don't love it now, but I think context is everything you don't have cap space forever now wage only so many ways you can improve in the future. So why not grab the best player available? And I think out of all the options were going to talk about today. This guy's an All-Star. He pushes 30 points a game on many birth. It's eye dominant. Rebounder. Probably one of the best rebounders in basketball this year defense. We'll see I think it's all situational but he's kind of a disaster down there in Orlando defensive or a that could change in Boston and the three-point shot by zone is the best 3-point shooter above the break and basketball this year. So that's perfect in Boston pick-and-pop off and he'd get open shots above the are called a there he can post up he's seven feet. I know people will love that. He's a real big so he just give them a bunch of different options and outlets for offense and size that they don't have right now and this is what I love about and to John if they can find a way to clear types in a potential deal here clear Thompson in a game here and you're left with Rob and bukovic. See the dream. That's the dream. So look at it this way though. If you're the other team coming back, your don't want to take on Thompson or Thai so, you know, Rob is automatic berth. Certainly, if you're going to go big, you know to go get somebody else's big. I don't see any world in which you make a trade really any trade at this point in Rob Williams is still a Celtic. So anybody at home saying do do it do it I think has to get used to kind of giving up on their Binky which is Rob Williams, which is going to be hard for a lot of Celtics fans to be able to live with that.

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Kemba Walker Leads the Celtics To an Impressive Win Over the Clippers

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

01:08 min | 1 year ago

Kemba Walker Leads the Celtics To an Impressive Win Over the Clippers

"I guess we'll do, he came out scorching and was pretty often throughout this one. I thought those back-to-back threes in the second half where the key moment of this game that gave the Celtics are multiple possession. We that they ultimately had to the rest of the game there. Once they hit those became a rebounding back the rest of the way. I thought the Celtics are pretty Dreadful on the boards for most of this game and show it to you guys. Robert Williams came in and made all the difference there. He was a rebounding machine as he has been for most of the Season change, but on camber, I mean, what are we talking about at this point? I ten games now somewhere between eight to ten games in a row where he is been himself at the very least. Maybe not home. Most exceptional definitely not his lower rung of production somewhere in between. You know, he's been steady. He's been fairly consistent. I'd say double-figure scoring every single game now four or eight straight games his last one was the seven point out against Utah, you know a few nights off in between a few months or games off of those nights off 25-28 32,000 see when he's fresh when he's well-managed at this point. He's going to be able to give you Kimber production.

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Walker's 25 lift Celtics over Kawhi-less Clippers 117-112

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Walker's 25 lift Celtics over Kawhi-less Clippers 117-112

"Kemba Walker's big second half help the suddenly surging Celtics outlast the clippers one seventeen to one twelve for their third straight win Walker scored fourteen of his team high twenty five points after halftime as Boston strung together a trio of wins for the first time since mid January at the end of the day the overall goal is to win and you know we we've been doing that so we want to finish his last name all strong and into the break no I feel good about ourselves Jaylen brown chipped in eighteen points for the Celtics LA's Paul George led all scorers with thirty two while Reggie Jackson had a season high twenty five in a surprise start for clippers star Kawhi Leonard who was a late scratch with back spasms I'm guessing Coolbaugh

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Tatum, Celtics rally past Wizards 111-110

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Tatum, Celtics rally past Wizards 111-110

"Jayson Tatum hit a pair of driving baskets in the final fifteen seconds to help the Celtics escape with the one eleven one ten triumph over the wizards thank you just a feel for the game is this something that you could fail they're usually as things every active on this front twenty two out of five as well as those thirty so a lot of practice in that sense Tatum finished with thirty one points and Kemba Walker had twenty one for the Celts who have their first winning streak since late January Daniel Theiss finished with twenty points and nine rebounds as Boston took the season series from Washington to one the wizards lost for just the second time in nine games despite Bradley Beal forty six points Russell Westbrook provided twenty four points and eleven boards for Washington I'm Dave Ferrie

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Pelicans Comeback From 24 Down To Beat Celtics

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

00:57 sec | 1 year ago

Pelicans Comeback From 24 Down To Beat Celtics

"We are steaming was you know, this had a you know, this was a check the boxes to her to win. It looked like for, you know, almost three-quarters Four Points 24-point lead them into just I mean, I don't know. Is it a loss of the year? Yeah, that's gotta be the worst year. I give it less so every that's what's up with this Sunday. I know I mean there was there was lost. You can definitely the Wizards was a lower point for sure. I'm just in terms of like but this was bad, but this was bad. This was bad for all the reasons that like, they're known to be bad like giving up those big leads not having a closer although Jason get a couple of big shots. But I mean man this was this was this was bad when everyone Utah Kemba Walker one game after my apology. I know Jimmy this is this an apology game

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"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"kemba walker" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden

"Kemba Walker has returned to practice. Thank the Lord after some lengthy time off rehabilitate rehabilitating his left knee right channels and Bobby Manning here. Bobby, says, he's feeling good feeling better than he did in the bubble, which is huge. Just how good of news is this. I love that. Thank the Lord. He's back this going to be a huge addition for the team. That way it felt like tomorrow could have been the day you were stacked. So on Friday before the Celtics played the Wizard's and now it said he would be back to practice we would probably get four practices in before tomorrow and dead animals back and reported that tomorrow is the targeted date for him to come back now, that's obviously not going to happen. Danny Ainge went on the radio this morning and said it's not going to be ready to go for tomorrow today was just his first practice and he dead or alive. He was just doing some up and down work with the other guys to get into their conditioning after not playing not practicing for a week. So things have changed on that front unsurprisingly probably going to age another week I would imagine of just ramping him up getting him into some five-on-five action and seeing how he responds which is pretty much what Brad Stevens said today but back at practice earlier than I think anyone imagine I know I thought I would probably be February before we'd see him in a game and here we are in January 14th probably days from seeing him play again yeah absolutely now obviously it's a little too early to tell me that he didn't go you know a hundred percent at practice but do you have any idea of what he might look like when he does ultimately returned so Stephen said today they'll page me looks like Kemba again and that would indicate that he booked something close to what we saw in the Philadelphia Series last year great spot-up shooting twitchiness able to bounce around screens change directions all those things are important defensively they're going to want him ready to go and let's remember this 267 Celtics still in quarantine birth Now so if he's going to be playing it would have to be heavy minutes. So that could be part of the consideration now too. There's only 8 Celtics available a heading into tomorrow night with all the quarantines continuing off. So the rush might not be at the highest level to put them into action right away. If he does come back obviously, he would be limited compared to some of the other players out there for the first few games so often covet did not help the health situation of this team by any means but the answer the question you're going to want to see something very similar to the all-star form. At least the you know, high-level play that game Saw early in the postseason last year when he's coming back now should he returned to his former glory just how scary can the Celtics team be? What is he going to do? What is he going to add to this offense? Well, they're going to be in the running for the best offense in the NBA the way they playing right now. I'll be interested to see what kind of role he fits into right away. Now certainly you'll love to have him to rotate wage. The bench units to lead those vents units with some usually and those type of guys to keep the offense rolling through those periods. That's what they've done with Tatum. They've done it successfully with brown as well. So all of a sudden you'll have three guys and pretty much an entire game where you can have an All-Star level player leading the offense through those stretches. So that's going to be the first point there. But you know, he's not the best defender in the world, but we can say about him is he's positionally sound he switches. Well, he finds you know, scrambling men on the floor effectively, like he's always in a great position and tries really hard defensively and not be better than what they're getting at those guard spots right now between some of the other players like Peyton Pritchard and others who have filled in there so far and you know with how well Pritchard played all of a sudden he can lead a ton of life. So the team will be a little bit deeper. They'll have another explosive offensive weapons certainly and all of a sudden he'll be finding it to more of a secondary role than Tatum than brown dog. Going to reap the benefit of extra space just like other players have he hasn't been the best off ball shooter in his career so far, but it would be nice to start to see him progress into that aspect of his career and more space off with the doubles and all those different things that hate him receives will help him a hundred percent there. Yeah. Absolutely. It's definitely going to be nice. Just having that depth like you said, especially with covid-19..

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