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Curry's 35 points send Warriors past Raptors, 129-117

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last week

Curry's 35 points send Warriors past Raptors, 129-117

"Steph Curry's 35 points at 11 assists helped the warriors beat the raptors one 29 one 17. Klay Thompson knocked down 6 three pointers after going zero for 5 from beyond the arc. He had 29 points for the warriors, whose bench out scored Toronto's backups 39 26. Jonathan cameo led the bench attack with 15 points. Kevon Looney returned to the starting lineup and had 12 points and 8 boards. Fred van vliet had 28 points in ten assists for the raptors, Scotty Barnes had 24 points and Pascal siakam had 21. I'm Dave ferry.

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Ron Klain Saw the Writing on the Wall...

The Trish Regan Show

01:18 min | Last week

Ron Klain Saw the Writing on the Wall...

"So we knew it was bad when Ron claimed the former chief of staff for Joe Biden wanted out. I mean, it was a little strange. You could say, oh, you know, it's been a couple of years, but there's a whole lot of things that have happened, including all of these classified documents. By the way, am I the only one in America without classified documents? I mean, Pence, now we learned how to classify documents, although of a different level. Look, this Joe Biden thing is kind of messed up, but he's been taking these things since he was in the Senate. And Ron klain is now looking at it going, well, all that we had to run on, all that we could have sort of effectively. All that we could have pinned, so to speak, on Donald Trump, well, that's gone now because, hey, it looks like the president was doing the same thing, and he was doing it for years. So this complicates things for the Democrats certainly as far as 2024 goes, I think Ron klain saw the handwriting on the wall, didn't want the headache, didn't want the problem. I do question as well. How much Joe Biden was really telling him. You think about the absolutely horrendous performance of his press secretary, who clearly is in so far over her head. I mean, I just shudder when I hear some of her comments on the economy. But in this case, in her defense, I don't think she was getting much information. I think that Joe Biden was holding out his legal team was holding out. They held out we know for 68 days, and Ron klain may feel like they were holding out on him.

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Poole beats buzzer with layup, lifts Warriors past Grizzlies

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | Last week

Poole beats buzzer with layup, lifts Warriors past Grizzlies

"Jordan Poole's layup with one second on the clock lifted the warriors to a one 22 one 20 win over the grizzlies. The victory ends Golden State's four game home losing streak. Stephen Curry had a game high 34 points, but was ejected late in the fourth quarter for throwing his mouth guard into the stands. JP with the game winner at the end execution was great. We needed that one. So there's a lot of there's a sense of urgency for sure. And kind of let my emotions get in the way of it. Klay Thompson added 24 points and pull had 21. The grizzlies have now lost four in a row on the road. In the loss, John morant had 29 points and 12 assists. Ryan leong. San Francisco

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Why Is Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain Leaving?

The Dan Bongino Show

01:43 min | 2 weeks ago

Why Is Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain Leaving?

"As I said before leading me to leading me to believe that this is a really really big scandal and the left knows it by the left I include the media She was the chief of staff Ron klain leaving There is no bigger ass kisser in the administration than Ron klain Ron klain again is a man with no human dignity whatsoever A guy who's been involved in every major left wing nonsense thing going on since the Bush V gore election So much so if you watch the HBO the biased HBO movie recount about the Bush V gore election one of the main characters is Ron klain In the movie no I'm not kidding Go watch it You'll see You'll also learn that Al Gore not in one single count in that election was ever ahead to any point ever which HBO was forced to admit the movie which shocked a lot of leftists who still insist Al Gore had the election stolen because their election deniers despite the fact that Al Gore was never had ever on any single vote count ever in Florida just the tidbit I thought I'd throw in there But getting back to Ron klain Ron klain is a Biden bootlicker He's the chiefest He's the resident boom Michael that's his job like chief of staff slash bootlegger That's what he does He gets the boots he's like like some right up right So why is Ron klain leaving I didn't run claim just get done telling us what Joe Biden Jim you heard it right That this is the most successful three year presidency since FDR and you're nearly and you're leaving why are you leaving I don't understand why you're leaving I don't understand You're leaving for other opportunities What other opportunities do you want to have a movie with HBO What You're leaving You're leaving right as the documents scandal and the Hunter Biden thing and the special counsel gets a point that's also so strange

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AP sources: Biden to pick Zients as his next chief of staff

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 weeks ago

AP sources: Biden to pick Zients as his next chief of staff

"AP sources say the president has a new chief of staff in mind. President Joe Biden is expected to name Jeff science as his next chief of staff. Science ran the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of Biden's term. This is all according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. Biden's current top aide Ron klain is preparing to leave the job in the coming weeks, since his role as the administration's COVID-19 response coordinator, ziya's has returned to The White House in a low profile position to work on staffing matters for the remainder of Biden's first term. I'm Shelley Adler

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Without Curry, Warriors make 23 3-pointers and beat Cavs

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 2 weeks ago

Without Curry, Warriors make 23 3-pointers and beat Cavs

"Jordan Poole scored while Steph Curry sat as the warriors took down the Cavaliers, one 21 14. Warriors coach Steve Kerr rested curry, draymond green, Klay Thompson, and Andrew Wiggins for the final game of the club's 5 game trip. One night after a loss to Boston. Without them, pool poured in 32 points, tied to Rome finished with 22, and Dante divincenzo added 17 as Golden State one for just the 6th time in 24 road games this season. The warriors were 23 of 43 from three point range. Darius Garland had 31 points in tennis for Cleveland. I'm Dave ferry.

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Celtics beat Warriors in OT, win NBA Finals rematch 121-118

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

Celtics beat Warriors in OT, win NBA Finals rematch 121-118

"The Celtics earned a two game season split with a warriors by winning a rematch of last year's NBA Finals, one 21 one 18 and overtime. Jayson Tatum scored 34 points with a career high 19 rebounds. We didn't look at this as a rematch of the finals, right? It's just one game against a great team. With great players and, you know, obviously a great coach. But it was just one game. Jaylen Brown furnished 16 points. Grab 9 boards and hit a three pointer with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the game to OT. Steph Curry led Golden State with 29 points. Jordan Poole had 24 and Klay Thompson also had 24 before fouling out. I'm Dave ferry.

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Vucevic helps Bulls snap 11-game losing streak vs. Warriors

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 weeks ago

Vucevic helps Bulls snap 11-game losing streak vs. Warriors

"The bulls had dropped 11 straight to the warriors before earning a one 32 one 18 victory over the defending champs. Nikola vucevic matched a career high with 43 points in Chicago's first win over Golden State since March 2017. Zach lavine added 27 points despite shooting one for 8 from three point range, helping the bulls halt a three game skid. They won without demar Derozan, who missed a third straight game of the strain quad. Klay Thompson scored 26 points and Stephon curry added 20 in the warrior's fourth loss in 5 games. I'm Dave ferry.

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With Curry out, Poole scores 32 and Warriors beat Grizzlies

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | Last month

With Curry out, Poole scores 32 and Warriors beat Grizzlies

"Despite being called for 6 technical fouls, the warriors led by as many as 20 points in a one 23 one O 9 win over the grizzlies. Jordan Poole led Golden State with 32 points in 29 minutes before he was ejected for committing two technical fouls. Klay Thompson added 24 points. Never happy shooting 8 for 25 and three for 12 from three, but they're all good looks. Maybe one or two weren't great, but I'm taking shots and rhythm. The grizzlies are tied for the second best record in the league. In the loss, John ran had a game high, 36 points. Ryan leong, San Francisco

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Poole scores career-high 43, Warriors win 1st without Curry

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | Last month

Poole scores career-high 43, Warriors win 1st without Curry

"What a night for Jordan Poole, the warriors guard had a career high 43 points to lead Golden State to a one 26 one ten thrashing of the raptors at Scotiabank arena. Poole, when 14 of 23 from the field and hit 5 threes and has now averaging almost 31 points per game without Steph Curry in the lineup this season. Just trying to get easy baskets. Automate the right place and just try to execute. Draymond green and Klay Thompson added 17 each. Pascal siakam led all point getters for the home side with 27, Fred van vliet added 22 as the raptors losing streak climbed to 5 games. Jonathan, to run

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The latest in sports

AP News Radio

02:00 min | 2 months ago

The latest in sports

"AP sports I'm Dave ferry, another southern cow player has won the Heisman Trophy. Tom maryam tells us more. UNC quarterback Caleb Williams is the 2022 Heisman Trophy winner. The sophomore QB through 37 touchdown passes with only four interceptions, covering more than 4000 yards and leading the Trojans to an 11 and two record and a spot in the cotton bowl against tulane. On the 80s weather of the husband trophy, so it will change my life. I just don't exactly know how yet. Correspondent Michael luongo was that the army navy game. I think the 39 yard field goal in the second overtime to give army a 2017 win over navy. Hit a 37 yarder that tied the game with one 50 feet of play in the fourth quarter, his game when it came at the army had recovered on AV fumble at the best three yard line. College basketball and Alabama has become just the second team to beat a pair of number ones in the same season. Noah Clowney had 16 points and 11 rebounds as the 8th ranked tide knocked off Houston. 71 65 after trailing by 15 in the second half. It wasn't a matter of how much we knew when we started clicking. We had the chance and we wanted to give up to them. The warriors knocked off the Celtics as Ryan Leung reports. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined his score 66 points. As the warriors ride out of the Celtics one 23, one O 7. Curry scored 32 points making 6 threes while Thompson had a game high 34 points when you face the best your game usually reflects that and you try to rise to the level of competition. And for such a long season, it's always really fun when you get to play the best teams. NHL and the lightning scored three straight goals in the third period to beat the Panthers four one Tampa Bay Steven stamkos had one of those three goals. Is there a period we know if we could stay 5 on 5? I like their game and you know fast you made the big saves when he had to certainly and capitalize on their chances in the third. France and Morocco have moved on to the World Cup semifinals. I'm Dave ferry, AP sports.

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Thompson scores 34, Warriors beat Celtics in Finals rematch

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

Thompson scores 34, Warriors beat Celtics in Finals rematch

"In a rematch of the NBA Finals, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined to score 66 points as the warriors ride of the Celtics one 23, one O 7. Curry scored 32 points making 6 threes, while Thompson had a game high 34 points. When you face the best, your game usually reflects that and you try to rise to the level of competition. And for such a long season, it's always really fun when you get to play the best teams. The Celtics were missing danilo Gallinari, Robert Williams and veteran Al Horford, who tested positive for COVID. In the loss, jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Ryan leong, San Francisco

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Wiggins scores season-best 31 points, Warriors beat Clippers

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 months ago

Wiggins scores season-best 31 points, Warriors beat Clippers

"Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were absent due to injuries and without them the warrior steamrolled the clippers beating LA one 24 one O 7. Andrew Wiggins made 6 threes and led Golden State with 31 points. Every game is going to be different. Steph's going to be stuff. Always. But tonight, the ball was moving to find a lot of people. And made some shots. Stefan curry added 22 points and Klay Thompson scored 15 of his 18 points in the first quarter. The clippers only scored 18 points in the second quarter and trailed by 29 points in the final period. In the loss, Marcus Moore senior with 19 points. Ryan leong, San Francisco

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Thompson nets 10 3s, has 41 points in Warriors' 1st road win

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

Thompson nets 10 3s, has 41 points in Warriors' 1st road win

"The warriors have their first road win of the season after Klay Thompson and Steph Curry led a one 27 one 20 victory over the rockets Thompson had a season high 41 points going ten of 13 from three point range and 14 of 23 from the field When you hit ten threes I can can't say they're open and it's just something for me to build on You know I've been really wanting a game like this so it felt great to just let that thing fly and play with a three month curry added 7 trays and a 33 point night and had a season high 15 assists The warriors shot 51% from beyond the arc going 24 of 47 I'm Dave ferry

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"klay" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

04:56 min | 3 months ago

"klay" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Hear the crowd again to get the ovation and the starting lineup. To dunk on somebody, my first game back, I just didn't think it went. It could have gone any better. Shoveled a clay. It's a three ball on the right side. And it's money. It's cold hard cash for klay Thompson. When you bring, yeah. 20,000 people to their feet. It's the best feeling in the world. It's really an out of body experience, like, happens so quick, but you feel like you just fly. Play Jeffrey up celebrates goes to the fire corner, pounds his chest. Does yeah, I'm back. It made every single day prior to that. The dog days

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"klay" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

01:33 min | 3 months ago

"klay" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"His own abilities and really the peak of the warrior's abilities during the dynasty years, he lands, awkwardly after a slam dunk. Thompson grants his left knee. Now writhing in pain. Tears is knee up and we don't see him for two and a half seasons. And some of why Klay Thompson takes the boat to practice as often as he can. This isn't just a way to avoid traffic on the bridge. This is the place where Klay Thompson thinks. This is how he moves through a situation over the past couple of years that there was no fast way to move through. Man. I love the splash express so much. Changed my life. Changed my life. In one way. I just brought me so many new experiences. Knowledge about the ocean. Those two things, knowledge and experiences, man. Those are priceless. He went from being the prime of his career to losing two seasons with devastating injuries. There's no way you just take that out of your mind and say, don't think about it. I think the question I wanted to answer is the question he wants to answer and is always going to be trying to answer, which is, how is this changed him and can he ever get back to being the same

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Stephen Curry scores 33 as Warriors hold off Heat 123-110

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | 3 months ago

Stephen Curry scores 33 as Warriors hold off Heat 123-110

"Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State scoring game highs with 33 points and 9 assists as the warriors beat the heat one 23 one ten The warriors now embark on their first road trip of the season Klay Thompson added 19 points It was just a great win We did not want to be on the other side of the loss being two and three So always nice to have a winning record and hopefully this propels us to a win streak Golden State's largest lead was 13 points as the heat kept the game close for most of the night In the lost Jimmy Butler had 27 points and bam adebayo had 26 Ryan leong San Francisco

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White House chief of staff warned on Hatch Act violation

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 months ago

White House chief of staff warned on Hatch Act violation

"President Biden's chief of staff has been warned for retweeting a political message on his government Twitter account The office of special counsels is Ron klain violated the Hatch Act which bans government officials from using their official roles to influence elections A conservative group led by Trump adviser Stephen Miller had complained about a retweet in May The office of special counsel said last year Miller and several other Trump officials repeatedly violated the Hatch Act with Trump's approval Biden spoke of in karine Jean Pierre often cites that law in deflecting political questions noting earlier this week I have to be careful of what I say because we do respect the Hatch Act here in this administration Sagar Meghani Washington

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Jeff Katz: Pres. Trump Declassified Things He Wanted Us to See

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

00:51 sec | 6 months ago

Jeff Katz: Pres. Trump Declassified Things He Wanted Us to See

"I think personally that some of what you are seeing. Is an effort to make sure that the American people do not see things. That president Trump declassified a whole bunch of stuff that he wanted us to see. And now they're those in D.C. at the highest levels Merrick Garland. Joe Biden staff. I don't know that anybody told Joe Biden about this. I mean, look, I got to be honest on this one, right? I don't know that anybody notified Joe Biden and quite frankly, even if they did, he wouldn't remember 90 seconds later, so it probably doesn't make any difference. But you need to tell me that the former president of the United States going to have his house raided and the chief of staff to the current president, Ron klain doesn't know. I don't buy that for a second. So

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Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 8 months ago

Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

"Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the warriors beat the Celtics one O four 94 So I came in here and just you know you know I'm playing basketball and I'm playing hard you know and I feel like people respect that And I'm just trying to win At the end of the day you know no matter where it takes whatever they need from me I'm just I'm here to help win Klay Thompson added 21 points making 5 threes Stephen Curry had 16 points and 8 assists Golden State is now one went away from its fourth NBA title in 8 seasons The Celtics came back down 12 points at the half to take a 5 point lead in the third quarter But the warriors bounced back in the fourth to go up by 16 in the lost Jason Tatum had 27 points and Marcus smart had 20 Ryan leong San Francisco

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"klay" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on The Lead

"Before Sunday Night, the last time Klay Thompson played an NBA game with June 13th, 2019. Donald Trump was still president and had a year and a half left in his presidency. Game of Thrones had just wrapped up its final episode. We serve at your pleasure. The broken ruler of the 6 kingdoms and protector of the realm. And the top song in America and sorry for getting this stuck in your head was old town road. There were no masks, no COVID, and the Golden State Warriors were playing their final game in Oakland's Oracle arena. There's a new NBA champion and it's a team from Toronto, Canada. The raptors the 2019 NBA champs. So yeah, it's been a while. Today, the athletics Anthony slater takes us inside Klay Thompson's journey back to the court over those long two and a half years and his triumphant return Sunday Night. Gosh, it was fun and it was worth every single day of being away and in that squad rack or on that shuttle shuttle board and all the conditioning days it was worth every single moment and I'm so grateful to just compete again. Then, reactions to Georgia winning the national championship.

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"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

06:14 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Him a traditional point guard, and he is, he is the ball plenty, but this team wants Pascal siakam create a good kicking to Fred van fleet or to Gary Trent junior and so the way to naturally get that happening more is to have the ball in siakam's hands or unseat them could do it a number of ways. In the half court, but right now, it's really, you know, there's a bit of post creation from Scotty Barnes, but it's more him at sort of the top of the ark at the free throw line with off ball movement. So I think that's getting more intricate there is probably the way to go to spice up what they're doing. Have they already won the Gary trend for norm Powell trade? I love that trade. That's a really fun trade for both teams. I love Gary Trent is you can really shoot, he's got a little old school mid range game. He's got big cojones as Tim McMahon would say, that's an interesting choice. But how has either of you done the oral history of the gravest Vasquez? That trade needs like a 4000 word oral history for people who don't know the raptors somehow swindled the bucks into taking grave as fast as an exchange for a first round pick that became anon ob, and a second round pick that became norm Powell who is now going to here's why that oral history can't happen. First of all, masalia Jerry will never say God the record. Yeah, gravest might be the entire oral history. He'll just talk for he'll do a 20 minute battle and that will be the oral history, but also John Hammond I believe was the box GM at that time, and now he's the top aide to Jeff waltman, who was mess closest for added basketball pretty much. So I don't think that's going to happen unless we're heavily on the OG Adobe quotes, which seems worrisome from my perspective. You ask gravest about it and I guarantee starts with, well, you see a couple seasons before I had led the league in assists. Which is basically his catch phrase. Right? Or yeah, there were the hornets at that point I think still, but yeah, he had 700 assists that year. One of the reasons I like talking to you guys is there are going to conservatively say 38 people in the world who still have fond memories of the raptors bench mob involving delon Wright and siakam and pearl in like three of them are here right now and Eric karine, it's gonna be 2050 and somehow you're gonna find a way to refer to Ed Davis is boss without even his last name. You'll just tweet starting for the Cavs tonight. Darius Garland, or like available for the capsule and just boss. And the number of raptors fans who get that is dwindling, but the fact that you do not care, just like I don't care that people don't get my Seinfeld jokes anymore. I want to reward the people who have been paying attention. That's what like any good, you know, let's face it, we're providing entertainment for the people, whether it's, you know, fancy stats on our tablet or narrative based on our table. It's just a television show. So let's reward the people who really care. That's what I'm saying. Yeah, by the end of the first run of Arrested Development before they did the reboots, it was basically just all winks to the audience that had stuck around at that point. It's fine. And hey, it's not like at Davis's irrelevant. Didn't I see his contract got guaranteed for the rest of the season the other day? Yeah, veteran veteran leader. That's a real thing. At Davis, get that playoff share, baby. All right, well, before I let you guys go, let's open the floor to either of you. Is there any element of this team or this franchise that we have not discussed? It sounds like we all sort of agree holding pattern and that's good and this team has an interesting single season upside next season upside. They've played I'm looking up now. They played the fourth toughest schedule in the league. It's been a little heavy on home games for whatever that means for the raptors. I don't know, but whenever they've played a tough schedule, I don't put too much stock into playoff odds and all that, but they've got a decent chance of being in the top 6. Is there either of you before we close? Is there any aspect of this team any player we haven't talked about that you think is particularly salient? Yeah, I think the most interesting thing about them for this next month is are they a completely stand pat team or are they tweak at the margins team? And this doesn't include drag to they're gonna flip him for matching salary in a second or they're gonna buy them out after with enough wiggle room to be able to sign a 14th and 15th guy onto the tax, like one of those things will happen. I don't think it's really related to what we're talking about here, but you look at this team and right now, they start that really interesting 5 man lineup when everyone's healthy and then three of their top four guys off the bench are quote unquote small centers or large power forwards. So there's obviously an imbalance there which you can maybe resolve by starting Cambridge and bringing Gary Trent junior off the bench. But Gary Trent junior has overperformed that discussion at this point. You work that out with rotations and stuff. You don't demote quote unquote to moat. Gary Trent junior to the bench. But what you may be look at is like a guy like Chris Boucher, we talk about the timeline of siakam and van vleet. Boucher's turns 29 on Tuesday. And he's on an expiring contract. He would come with bird rights if you trade him. And I don't love the value management of giving up on a guy like malachi Flynn a year and a half into his career. But if you're not going to trust him with backup point guard minutes, even when you're really, really thinned out, maybe the move is you try to find a home for Boucher that gets you back a functional bench guard so that you can balance out those two units a little bit and have a little less playmaking responsibility on your big wings if you get to a playoff situation. So I'm not saying that's necessarily has to be done, but I do think it's an interesting discussion for the raptors of like, hey, are we standing pat standing pat or do we think we're good enough that there's a basketball trade to be made here that doesn't pull from future assets, but maybe isn't entirely like it can be present oriented as well..

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"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

05:32 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Playing in Brazil, I think. I hope he's living out a mope he's living his best life. First round contract, baby. Beside gets no no pushback for the Bruno pick, and I think that's, by the way, correct. You brought a title to Toronto and some of those picks if you take shots are gonna miss that was a shot on another 6 8 positionless dude. And it didn't work out, that's fine. The pick, by the way, that hurts right now is not that one. It's malachi flew in over Desmond bay and they're one of like 55 teams with Desmond Bain envy, including international teams, I guess. So I agree with both of you. I am in no hurry to break up this team. I think the raptors are decent. I think this 6 game winning streak I need to put the brakes on myself because Toronto is has sort of fallen into the strangest position ever where they have no fans, but also the greatest home court advantage possible in the NBA, where teams are not bringing their best players into the country for fear of a positive test popping in Toronto. So they've gotten a little lucky schedule is, but I think this team is decent, and what is one, what is trading Pascal's the outcome for draft picks doing for me like I'm getting draft picks sure, but I'm not gonna be that bad. I'm letting this team ride. I think they're decent. Like I said they're 7th in the east spitting distance of third. They are 9th and offense. That's a shocker. 9th and offense, 20th in defense is like also a minor shocker the other way. So Eric, I'll start with you. Just how good is this team actually and what's the biggest thing like if they want to ascend to we avoid the plan and we're actually a semi frisky first round opponent. What's the biggest thing that has to improve for them in the last 40 games? First of all, I don't really get why teams are afraid to send their players to Canada, especially with the shortened, the shortened protocols, what's the difference in being in a hotel room in Toronto and Boston or anyway? That's besides the point. I don't think it should be a huge deal. I think it's been a convenient excuse for only two teams have notably done it, Golden State and Utah, and then Utah lost on the back end of a back to back against Indiana as well. So as you would like to say, Zach, don't mess with the basketball gods or the protocol gods as it might be. And Toronto, Toronto, another win in the street just to put a ball on that was in Milwaukee, no Giannis. So and that has nothing to do. Yeah, no, the last 6 wins have all been with their opponents missing a very important, if not their best player, even San Antonio didn't have to jump Murray. In terms of the thing they need to improve on the most, I think it's gotta be defense. And I asked Nick nurse and wrote about it for Monday in the athletic. And they just don't have the wraps, I think, to know what to do when they're not switching. And so some of the stuff that's happening on pick and rolls was how much attention goes to the role man. How much how far am I leaving the guy in the corner? Like sometimes like I'm always surprised when I look at the opponent three point numbers and they're not quite as bad as I expect because it seems like they are there are games where they're just getting its corner three corner three corner three above the break three to elite shooter. It seems like that's the game, but like the major things for them are offensive or defensive rebounding before last night they were the worst defensive rebounding team in the league by a hair. And fouling, which has been a problem of theirs for years, and I think as they play like this, which is aggressive ball pressure is going to continue to be a problem. So the one, I don't know if it's correctable, but the biggest issue I would say is defensive rebounding, but I don't think they're going to say, well, let's get a 7 footer to solve that problem because I think playing can birch and playing pressures at you and more to the point playing Ana no B siakam and barns across the front line like that is a feature, not a bug of what they're doing this year. So if it comes with a sacrifice, then that's fine. They don't want to be 30th, but the experiment is such that it requires finding out the limits of what they can do with this, I think. Yeah, they're trying kind of for dearth of amazing offensive talent or spacing. Like the half court offense is clunky, even when Fred's in the game. I think it's a bottom ten, half court offense. They're trying to win the possession game, right? So they're one of the lowest turnover teams in the league on offense and I think they force the second most on defense. There's four possessions right there. They're number two in offensive rebounding and we can talk about this. One of the things that makes them interesting is they've gone all in. I mean, they are all the way in, crashing the offensive glass. You can crash from the top of the arc, you can crash from the corners. There are rules. I'm sure there are strict rules that I just haven't really cared enough to figure out, but they are crashing from all directions, not all directions, but lots of directions. But they're undermining the possession advantage by being 29th in defensive rebounding. I don't know, Blake, I don't watch this team. I get what Eric is saying, they are giving up lots of threes, giving up lots of threes has been a feature of Nick nurse defense for three years now..

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"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"He picked the warriors and so did I and I think seeing clay last night only kind of bolstered that. I think Phoenix is awesome. Utah's awesome. We'll see what the Lakers might be able to become. The grizzlies are just rolling and rolling and rolling. But I think if you ask me to pick right now who's making the finals of everyone's healthy I'm picking the warriors. Yeah, I can't see anybody else in the west challenging them if Klay Thompson shoots the way that we think he's gonna be able to shoot. And remember, you know, he's spending the last two years, all he could probably do was shoot for the majority at that time. He's going to start knocking down these shots, and he doesn't need the ball to be able to score and make those shots in this offense. I just think he's going to make him so much better. And we haven't even talked about will they play in one step rests and all these kind of mechanical things that have time to get sorted out. I do think Phoenix Utah and maybe one of those other teams can challenge the warriors for sure it could even beat the warriors, but if you have to be to pick I'm picking the words. I am younger so you can go back to LA to reconvene, I guess what the clippers for a little while, but you've been bouncing around your coverage is awesome and I'm very jealous. You got to be in the arena last night and feel I bet it shook. I bet it shook after that dunk. You know, I had a great seat too. They put us in the Cavaliers broadcast booth because it gets calves like you were saying you know they didn't send they didn't send their broadcasters on the road, I guess. And so I had like a bird's eye view of like center court. It was amazing. It was a dunk, I saw it happen. You could see it happened before it was going to happen. That's how good the seats were. And so you could see it start the sea start to really part there. And I was like, oh my God, he is not going to dunk this, is he? He's going to oh my God, he just threw down on two calves. And I'll tear it as a fellow game ops fan. I'll bet you that's in the pre game Montage for the next four years home game. It's already gonna be spliced in. Hopefully I'll see you down the line man. Stay safe and keep up the great work. Thank you, my man. The low post is brought to you by progressive, progressive.

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"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

06:09 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"They take a lot of shots at the rim. They take almost no mid range shots. I almost wonder if Steve would coach Kerr would want a little bit more variety because he's had a soft spot for that mid range game when they had KD they shot it a lot. I think clay could sort of give him a little bit of optionality, but the shot that got me the most excited on the warriors fan was the three he hit in the fourth quarter relatively late, a pick and roll on the left side of the floor where his guy ran into a pick, Jared Allen didn't come up far enough and he just jacked a pick and roll off the dribble going left Jack to three off the pick and roll going left and it made it. That's there, man, that's not going, that's not going away, but yeah, their offenses hit a little bit of a rut there in a shooting slump. They're not getting to the line, they have the worst turnover in the league in the last month. And I think clay's gonna give them a little juice and just put everybody in their right place. Jordan Poole goes to the bench. Wiggins can still be the kind of defensive stopper. And now they have this closing lineup. I guess if Steph clay Wiggins draymond and just pick a guy who fits into that, maybe Wiggins isn't in there every night, but they're 30 and 9 and I just think it's a great timing for them for all the reasons you just hinted at. And what we haven't seen, but we did not get to see last night, lost in kind of the hoopla. Was that draymond did not play? And draymond, so, you know, clay have been scrimmage with Steve caret said a pivotal point in clay's return was the day when the warriors came against the nuggets was postponed due to COVID. In Denver, so they decided to scrim in Denver and Steven said clay being on the floor with everybody. It was a moment for the team that they needed to see and feel. But draymond wasn't there. He was in COVID protocols, I believe. So draymond, his first time discriminates with clay from what I gather was Saturday and draymond had told Mark spears, I felt like I was, I felt like I was just sleeping on an electrical current basically on a wire that basically was so excited to be on the floor again with clay and clay had pointed out. Yeah, you know, I can't wait to be on the floor to give him a draymond because he makes my life so much easier with all the screens he sets that I'm that much more wide open. So I can't wait to see those guys again. It should not take long for them to kind of get that feel back together where draymond is going to be opening up clay even more. Yep, and look, draymond doesn't want to shoot threes anymore, kevon Looney doesn't come on looting will take a jumper every three games and they've actually looked pretty good. 18 boards last night. He's playing great kavon split using my ten things last week, but to start two guys who don't want to shoot or can't shoot, is very rare in the NBA in 2022. And one of the things that enables the warriors to do that and obviously draymond is a Hall of Fame player he's one of the greatest passers for his position of all time, greatest defender of the last ten years, maybe. But when you have Stephan clay running around the way they do, and it's, I know we all know this, but when you watch other ball dominant players, it's just drilled out like nobody plays like Steph. Steph moves like he expects to get the ball all the time. It's almost like he has the ball when he doesn't have the ball. It turns those guys into it makes those non shooters threats at all times because they can become screeners for the two greatest shooters ever. And if you're not up on that screen, you are dead. And you mentioned the defense, that's the warriors all their offense has been kind of slumping. I think the other side of the story is, their defense has sustained. They're still number one in the league and defense by a lot. They're number four in the last month when their offense is something like, I think are they getting a little lucky with opponent shooting? Maybe opponents are shooting 33% on threes, but I look at this team. The defense, I think we have to conclude, this is the best or second best defense in the NBA. That is set. I don't think that's a fluke. And if that's not a fluke, if they're that good defensely, another rebounding has started to fade, and that was the red flag. They're going to play this small can they rebound? It started to fade a little bit, but I think the flip side of all their offense is slumping steps in Islam to three point records screw them up. Their defenses as rugged as ever. And look, I think draymond and curse said that a lot of people have always overlooked their defense during the championship years. Draymond will always remind you about that. I like the pieces they have, you know? I love that Otto Porter signing this season. I just felt like he's such a good fit for them. And I think their defense is going to be there. That's why I'm not really worried about their offensive struggles because I feel like their offense is going to come. It's going to be there. They're probably just going through this midseason kind of little rut where they're waiting to kind of get clay back and now they've got them and listen. Wiseman's around the corner. Wiseman is going to he's going to go on the trip with the warriors and he's scheduled to have his first contact practice. So that's going to be another interesting wrinkle to see how he fits in. And Stefan said, look, we got about 43 games left in the season. We still kind of don't know what we are yet, but we got 43 games to figure it out and figure out our rotations and figure out our ten man rotation and what we're going to use, which works best, all these things. And I think he's really looking forward to it. What's your favorite clay thing? Anything. Let's look at what's your favorite clay persona, what's your favorite clay tick? Like when you talk about why what is it about this guy that fans gravitate to you? To him rather. What sticks out to you? Well, I'm a dog guy, so I love the fact that dog guy too. And he said, on Saturday, he actually took his boat out and went to he took it to practice, which I just find fascinating because like I used to be fascinated with the fact that when Miami first built their arena, the new arena, American Airlines, and Pat Riley was taken his boat to the arena, you know? I just thought, oh, what a life. And so here's clay, you know, he says, oh, I took the boat it was a beautiful day. And then I took rock go out to the park. And I'm just thinking like, clay at the dog park, just amazes me. You go.

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"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

05:04 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Talk about, let's talk about that. How we looked. I thought he looked better than I expected him to look. I thought he looked great. I mean, look, the shot is the shot. My thing, I kept getting asked on my podcast and others like, well, what if clay is only like 80% of himself? Do we need to recalibrate expectations for clay? Jeff van Gundy was talking a lot about this, you know, I don't know what our expectation should be and Vis-à-vis that. Well, how much will he really nudge up the warrior ceiling if he's only like 80% of old clay? And I'm like, I think we need to, it's not like clay, if you just look at it like this like clay is coming back and he's not taking minutes from a star. You're getting 30 minutes or 35 minutes hovered ends up being when it counts of Klay Thompson and 6 of those are Jordan Poole and 5 of those are auto Porter and 6 of them are pneumonia be aliza and 5 of them are Andre Iguodala Lake. If he's just better than those guys, then it's a big net plus and he already walked onto the floor. I thought he looked awesome. The shot is the shot. I thought he looked mobile and pretty fast. He's got to get back into the rhythm of the offense, but you start to see some of that, the opening play of the second half was a Steph clay pick and roll where he flashed flared out and then made a long two out of it. Defensively, it was interesting to me that they put Wiggins on Darius Garland and put clay on lesser threats like Larry marketing and Lamar Stevens and jetty Osman, but I thought he looked I thought he looked pretty good. I thought he looked a little unsure of himself when he got switched on to Garland like he was giving him almost too much space as if he was afraid of getting blown by, but he bought it up Evan mobile pretty well. He moved his feet pretty well. I mean, like, I don't know what you thought or what the players said after the game. But to me, from afar, he looked pretty much like Klay Thompson. It's hard to imagine that a guy who does not need the ball and doesn't dribble very much and doesn't really have the ball in his hands a lot. Can make other guys better, but I think his impact on the team will do that because he's gonna open up so much more for them. And there were face guarding him last night, but wait from the ball. Like when he even when he was just standing around and I thought he did more standing around a little bit than he will do when he's back in it. But like he was standing there, there was a couple possessions in the first half I think on the left sideline when he was standing there and jetty Osman was like hugging him. And that's it. That's enough right there. Yeah. I would say that the offense looked a little stagnant at times naturally when he was on the floor early especially because obviously he's just coming back. It's not going to be as seamless. I thought it might have been even more seamless just because the dude doesn't need the ball in his hands. But I think he'll get that down. The shot, you know, look, hey, miss a lot of shots, I thought he would make. He had one little spurt where he scored 7 points. He had three shots at a row two mid range and one three, and you could tell he would start to get cooking a little bit. And so I think the shot will be there. The athleticism and the mobility was what surprised me. Defensively, he said, he thinks he's can get back to being that elite defender and he can start he felt good on that standpoint. I think that's where we're really going to kind of see how good he can be because he hasn't been challenged from that standpoint. I mean, the calves, they were going to be overwhelmed from the get go with the way that building was. So they were not going to really kind of challenge the warriors, but that's where I want to see how clay is going to do, but clay did say, listen, that dunk really kind of showed me how he said he said something like, even though I didn't dunk in scrimmages under the bright lights, I felt like I had a little more bounce. And so that was a big indicator for me and what I can do. And he said, from here on out, it's all going to be on up. And, you know, the words are like joking. He got 18 shots up in 20 minutes. And Steph said, that's so Klay Thompson. But I think they were happy to see that because and I think probably more than anyone else, Steph has got to be happy because he had really been struggling coming into this game. I mean, he had that epic two game slump where he had shot the worst he had ever shot on a two game span. Last night, he opens up the game. I think he hit like this first fourth threes or something like that. And then kind of cooled off. But I think Steph is probably looking forward to having somebody there to really kind of shift the defense off a little bit from him. I agree, I think the timing is just perfect for the warriors because they kind of have hit the doldrums of the season where the hot start and all steps Stephan draymond are back and there's clearly like they're playing great and this is their blitzing the league. That's kind of worn off in the last month. So since December 13th, so almost a month, they're actually 24th in offense for the season they're down to 11th in offense. And I think they need a little juice and clay's gonna bring that. I actually didn't even mind the turnarounds and the fading mid rangers because I wonder I'd actually be curious to ask Steve care about this. This is basically the most mathematically optimal quote unquote Golden State shot selection has ever been in terms of like they take the second most threes..

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"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"And now, the low hope welcome to the low post podcast on a Monday morning where the sun is shining just a little brighter, the sky is blue. And I think I know why. Klay Thompson is back with a bang 18 shots in 20 minutes for the Golden State Warriors headband clay hitting threes hitting a runner to start the game. Dunking all over the entire Cleveland Cavaliers frontline surprising himself, clay is one of the most beloved players in the last era of NBA basketball below by teammates opponents, fans, everybody appear baller to talk about the scene, the warriors, all of it, are man on the scene last night, mister om young masuk om, how are you, sir? Zach, it was awesome. It was actually, I've been covering the league now since 1997, so I'm super old, way older than I look. Thanks to my Asian jeans, but I have to say not immodest there. A very clay like start could just stating facts. Just like, it's like claiming like I'm one of the greatest shooters of all time. If it's true, it's true. Yeah, I have to say, I've been trying to think of any equivalent things that I've covered that was similar to last night and it's hard to find. Let me just start right now with the warm up, okay? You know, I'm out there in the court watching Steph go through his thing and so you know all the fans that have come into the building and all of a sudden you hear this huge roar and the corner of the building and clay sprints out I'm telling you it was like a boxer going into the ring. He comes out and the fans are roaring for him and the building is not packed yet, okay? But it's starting to fill up. And he starts circling around like a boxer in a ring and he's feeling the love and he's getting amped and he's getting pumped up. He's clapping along with them. He's waving them on, and he hits his first 6 shots. And with every shotty hits, the roar gets louder and louder to the point that Steph actually heard it and thought, what is going on? He felt the energy and he said it sounded like the game had already started. It looked awesome. And the dunk, I mean, I'm watching at my house. I almost fell out of my chair, screaming at the dunk. I don't think clay, I would I would love if we get a millisecond by millisecond by millisecond picture of clay's brain and when in the moment he realized, oh, that might try to dunk this. And I might actually be able to do it because that was like the bench reaction. I don't know if you could see from where you were sitting. I don't know if you saw it on TV. I thought Steph was just gonna run like through the crowd, like a WWE wrestler like this, sometimes they come in through the crowd. I thought he was just gonna start running, eating popcorn in the kids. He like completely lost control of himself. It was amazing. He crowd wanted anything they could get from clay to the point where, okay, so let's start with the starting lineup was awesome. They start off their normal video. And I think you know this about me Zach, I am super into game ops. So like, I love going to Rena and watching the opening videos. I mean, I watch like the axe, all that stuff during comments. But they opened the video with this little clay video. And it just gets you pumped up. And then you see draymond go through it and we'd heard he was a late scratch, but he was still going to go through the starting lineup. And I was like, oh, that's cool. And then Steph goes and you're like, oh, now it's clay. And they start sharing so loud. You can't even hear the announcer really start to go through the whole wear clay's from and how tall he is and all that. And then clay, you can see him looking up and he's soaking it all in. And so then they go through the starting lineup and it's really emotional. Then clay does the he sprints toward the basically the padding underneath the basket and jumps and kind of gives it a body check. The crowd erupts when he does that. So you knew as soon as this guy takes his first shot, this place is going to explode. And he scores on the driving runner and traffic and clay actually thought, yeah, I thought when I hit that, it was going to be one of those nice work I was going to be unconscious. But the dunk, the dunk, it's set up where he was one on one on Jared Allen and I remember watching this and I was like, okay, he started missing shots that he normally makes. 5 straight, 5 straight pieces. It was like you had this moment because you're rooting and we're going to talk later about why clay is so popular, but it's just as a neutral person, 900 whatever days off two traumatic injuries in a row for a three time champion who's had so many iconic moments, you're rooting for him. I don't care what I don't even care if you're a fan of the Cavaliers. You're rooting for Klay Thompson..

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"I mean, listen, I like <Speech_Music_Male> Anthony simons. He's <Speech_Telephony_Male> a great player. I <Speech_Male> don't think that the hawks <Speech_Male> with <Speech_Male> Trey young scoring 56 <Speech_Male> points should ever <Speech_Male> be in a position to lose <Speech_Male> to a blazers team <Speech_Male> that doesn't <Speech_Telephony_Male> have Lillard or McCollum, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> or at least <Speech_Male> losing a defensive <Speech_Male> struggle, <Speech_Male> not giving up all those <Speech_Male> points. <Speech_Male> They've just <Speech_Male> been, I think a <Speech_Male> disaster defensively. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> I don't know what the options are. <Speech_Male> I mean, they want to maybe trade <Speech_Male> cameras, so <Speech_Male> maybe trade Deandre hunter. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I mean, hunters <Speech_Male> obviously been hurt. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Which I think is such <Speech_Music_Male> a big part of this. <Speech_Male> I <Speech_Male> understand, honestly, why <Speech_Male> they'd be in the mix for <Speech_Male> someone like Simmons, <Speech_Male> because <Speech_Male> they just need help <Speech_Male> on the <Speech_Male> perimeter <Speech_Male> so desperately, <Speech_Male> but <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> yeah this <Speech_Male> is like a massive <Speech_Male> massive <Speech_Male> step <Speech_Male> back for them, which <Speech_Male> I mean, would <Speech_Male> be one thing if, <Speech_Male> okay, they finished <Speech_Male> maybe somewhere <Speech_Male> in the four to 8 <Speech_Male> range and <Speech_Male> they were a little bit worse than <Speech_Male> last year, but could make <Speech_Male> some noise in the playoffs. <Speech_Male> But <Speech_Male> this is to me a <Speech_Male> very concerning step <Speech_Male> back. And <Speech_Male> as you mentioned, <Speech_Male> the fact that Collins <Speech_Male> is upset, et cetera <Speech_Male> I mean, <Speech_Male> this could have some <Speech_Male> serious consequences. <Speech_Male> I think to me is like <Speech_Male> one of the under <Speech_Male> discussed stories in <Speech_Male> the NBA, but they've <Speech_Male> been <Speech_Male> probably the biggest <Speech_Male> disappointment <SpeakerChange> this season <Speech_Male> outside of New York <Speech_Male> too. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> They've been <Speech_Male> disappointing. I think <Speech_Male> that <Speech_Male> COVID <Speech_Male> does not hit every <Speech_Male> team equally, <Speech_Male> even though everyone <Speech_Male> is technically <Speech_Male> impacted by <Speech_Male> the pandemic. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> they've been hit really hard. <Speech_Male> They had a lot of games <Speech_Male> that they had to play <Speech_Male> that were not postponed, <Speech_Male> where <Speech_Male> other teams benefited <Speech_Male> from having games <Speech_Male> postponed and <Speech_Male> think that organization <Speech_Male> was pretty upset <Speech_Male> by some of the games <Speech_Male> that they had to play <Speech_Male> and they were pulverized <Speech_Male> in those games <Speech_Male> because they were <Speech_Male> playing like 6 <Speech_Male> or 7, not 6 <Speech_Male> or 7, but a bunch of <Speech_Male> guys who <Speech_Male> were hardship signings <Speech_Male> or players <Speech_Male> who were not in <Speech_Male> the team at the start of the season. So <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I am <Speech_Male> still, I'm not <Speech_Male> bullish on the <Speech_Male> hawks. Travis <Speech_Male> came <Speech_Male> out last week on the radio <Speech_Male> and said, <Speech_Male> maybe he <Speech_Male> miscalculated <Speech_Male> last season and they're <Speech_Male> success and keeping everyone <Speech_Male> together, <Speech_Male> which was <Speech_Music_Male> very strong <Speech_Male> strong <Speech_Male> words that you don't usually hear <Speech_Male> at GM say <Speech_Male> this early in a season, <Speech_Male> especially <Speech_Male> after giving extensions <Speech_Male> to <Speech_Male> Trey <Speech_Male> was going to get an extension, <Speech_Male> betray <Speech_Male> John Collins, got <Speech_Male> a $125 million. <Speech_Male> Kevin herder <Speech_Male> got an extension. <Speech_Male> Nate <Speech_Male> McMillan got an extension. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> So <Speech_Male> it's going to be pretty <Speech_Male> interesting to see <Speech_Male> how they treat <Speech_Male> the trade <Speech_Male> deadline <Speech_Male> in addressing their defense. <Speech_Male> You know, <Speech_Male> even just a guy like Solomon <Speech_Male> hill, who's not, <Speech_Male> you know, <Speech_Male> who's a veteran, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> three and D, who <Speech_Male> doesn't really shoot threes <Speech_Music_Male>

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

04:28 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"How I feel about a team. And I was a little bit like, I don't really get the hawks hype this year. Some people were like, I think they're going to finish as high as third in the conference. Maybe second, et cetera, and I was like, am I just not seeing something? Everyone seems to be agreeing on this. And lo and behold, they've struggled. I mean, I never thought they'd struggle this much, but the last four playing spots in the east are not going to be easy. I mean, Charlotte? Nope. Washington and Chicago I mean, I guess Washington was in the plane last year. But there is an absolute fight to be in the playoffs in the east this year. It's not going to be easy. The next right now on the outside looking in the hawks on the outside looking in. Indiana is kind of a swing team because if they don't sell off pieces, I think they have the ability to go on a little bit of a run. Boston's fighting for a play in spot. It's going to be really hard for those teams to make the playoffs. And Atlanta is in that group. I mean, they're going from Conference Finals to it's going to be a fight for them to get into the plane. And that's pretty crazy. It's kind of a, to me, I understand that it's a little early to be looking at standings, et cetera, but no one's I haven't seen it. Yeah, I just don't think anyone's really discussing the fact that we're now really at the halfway point of the season, most teams have played around 40, 41 games. And I believe if the player started today, they'd be out, Mike, not even in the plant. I think they're out of the plane currently. Yeah, there's 17 and 22, 12 in the east. In the west, that's the Sacramento Kings 12th in the west. So that's kind of like the parallel there. And yeah, the hawks have been. They'd be tenth in the west because the west is really.

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Devin Booker, Deandre ayton, Carl Anthony towns, who I thought about having a Jan Jackson junior spot, but just a little bit older. Michael Porter junior, I'm throwing in here as an honorable because if he gets healthy, he's very good. Okay, Eastern Conference, two back court, Trey young, cade Cunningham. Okay. It's like that. I like that. Three front court, my guy, Jason Tatum, just got to put him in here. Of course. Planning to be honest. Yeah. He will not be. Giannis, who is going to be 33, I think. And by then, we'll just be shooting 45% from behind the three point line. And Evan mobley is my third grade. He's had some really nice moments in that warriors game yesterday. There are a couple of possessions where he was being guarded by beelitz on the first half and was I've never seen a player more aggressively call for the ball this season than when Motley had be elites on him. And I think the two people he was cooking had to take him out of the game immediately. Like two straight possessions ended up doing yeah, so shout out to Evan mobley. I don't have a ton of honorable mentions honestly. Scotty Barnes who looks he's just incredible. When Ricky of the year, bam, we just talked about bam. And LaMelo Ball, those are my three honorable mentions for guys who could. A lot of conceivably start. Bam disrespect, I see how it is. This is the opposite of disrespect, but honor, we put the one who wanted to trade him to Phoenix. A transcendent player. Okay. Do you want to talk about the hawks? I know why you wanted to talk about the hawks because this email was very special near and dear to your heart. It comes in from Adam, who writes hello open floor podcast. I started Paradise inferno. Oh, it's.

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"If that happens again to this team in the playoffs, Marcus smart plus salary for Mike Conley is going to happen. I can feel it in my bones. I can. So I'm just going to throw that out there into the universe. No, that people know. Get it on record. Please tell me, tell me why that is an egregious idea in your mind. It depends who the plus salaries because it can't just be filler guys. It has to be someone who Utah actually wants in their rotation. Okay, well, fundamentally, what is wrong with do you just not think that Marcus smart is a good defensive player? What is the criticism? No, I think he's a good defensive player, but I think the gap between him and Mike Conley is too big to do what's essentially a one for one plus filler. Well, the argument would be that. Yeah, but he's still no slouch defensively. They play well when he's on the floor. Yeah, well, I mean, yeah, sure. All of his minutes are tied to Rudy Gobert. That's the reason why his defensive numbers are so strong. But if you just watched in the play, I think I'm not blaming my Conley..

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

05:40 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Could have sold high on Antoine walker back in the day, I mean. Listen, we were texting about this because every single game now you get some kind of trade Tatum or jaylen Brown take. Every single game this is the most one of the most manufactured out of thin air storylines I've ever seen in my life. This is right up there with Kyler Murray's undefeated in Dallas because he won three high school games there. This is right up there with Ryan Tannehill, used to play. She was three and O against the Patriots. I mean, he's totally media contrived. They woke up on Sunday. It wasn't even close until they got a couple of garbage time touchdowns. Thoroughly outplayed Mac Jones. The dolphins are the most disciplined team. You asked me not to play a character and that you're going to bring that up. So whatever happens from here on is your mask on. Yeah. Has Tatum ever been as confident since bam had a viable block in the rim. I'd love to see his splits from before and after that moment. Okay, but in answers, as I was saying, before you rudely interrupted me and had to go full Boston guy, even as I was trying to throw you about trying to extend an olive branch, this is just absurdly silly manufactured storyline that makes no sense. Why would they trade either of jaylen Brown or Jason Tatum? There's no need to trade either of them, they're both exactly the kinds of players every single championship team wants. It's foolish to think of trading for any of them. We discussed this. I mean, you wrote your call last week about a potential jaylen Brown trade. And the whole point is it's like, what are you going to get back for jaylen Brown that's all of a sudden going to fix your team? I do think the front office, whether it's Danny ainge, who didn't have one of his old Celtics buddies to make a ridiculous trade form on his behalf this time, like Mikhail lynch 2008. Oh my God. Or the bug law and Brad, the cult leader, Brad Stevens. In all seriousness, though, I understand they've had some unfortunate situations that were a little bit out of their control where there was Kyrie. Gordon Hayward, to an extent, but the front office, I think deserves some scrutiny because I told you this before the season. We rewrite Jason Tatum ahead of Jimmy Butler, for example, on our top 100 list. It's so high. We both did. That's how high we are, Jason sandal. Yes. I don't think we think there's a huge gap between jaylen Brown and bam adebayo. But my point being, I think the Celtics have title contender cornerstones and Tatum and brown. And the fact that they haven't figured out the rest of the roster, I'm not saying it's easy, but when you have guys that talented to me, there's no reason that they should be in the position there. And I understand they've had injuries. They've had COVID. The bucks did the heat did the nets did. The bull certainly have every good team in the east..

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

05:43 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"I've never been, I have not been a believer in this team as you know as our listeners know basically since Luca arrived. Nothing against Luca, just against the supporting cast, all the moves they made. No district Deluca, just every single other point. People think I hate people think I hate Luca and I'm like, no, I think he's a transcendent talent, but I'm sorry it takes more than one player to win a championship. But the recipe that they have right now is Luca plus top 5 defense. Now I'm now I'm interested. If the defense is real and yesterday, like I said, the top 5 and the defense that they played against the Chicago Bulls yesterday, one of the better offenses in basketball and they were healthy, the bulls were holding them to 99 points, I think. They just look really good. And Chris steps hasn't even been on the floor and Christoph hasn't been a problem defensively this season. He's been actually been really good as well. Not really playing the 5 playing a lot of splitting his time between the two front court positions and it's been really successful for them. So I think we should throw them into the mix. I don't think there is as good as the warriors. I don't think they beat the warriors, but I do think that in a playoff series against most teams in the west, like I think it's gonna be a battle is what else do. And if they were to upset a team like Phoenix, it wouldn't shock me at all. I guess. I mean, I guess that's what I'm trying to say. I mean, I think that's a good point. I'm glad you brought that up. I will say them giving a team a paddle is basically what they've been the last two years. It's fair. Yeah. Can I give you my off the board kind.

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Down a windmill? And playing in a game. I know there's like lateral movement. I would like to genuinely hear some of the science behind minutes restrictions. Also, I'm not saying that I disagree with them. I'm just curious on a scientific perspective like how it works for someone like Klay Thompson, who it's like you're ready to play in an NBA game, but only I don't know, I'm just interested by it. But anyway, on with the science behind the ramp up is what you want? Yeah, like isn't the part before you get in the game the ramp up, you know? I don't know. I don't know. I think a lot of it is also they don't know what they're talking about to be honest. It's just a lot of mysterious what have you and yeah it's a very cloudy field and even the professionals are in a 100% certain. But when I just saw Jamal Murray, do a windmill, I was like, what is the difference between this and playing? How far can this person actually be from competing in the NBA? Which brings us again to Gavin's question. And to answer it just like outright, I think the answer is Jamal Murray. I think the answer's Murray as well. Yeah, 'cause we've seen Davis. We've seen that movie. We've seen the healthy Davis on the Lakers. Even if they exclusively played him at the 5 with Trevor ariza with maybe Kendrick nun comes back and they just have more options with Malik monk supposedly the savior who just is a complete no show against the grizzlies last night. Monk has been good. And Mongols my favorite signing in there is a reason. Okay, fair. I won't back on monk too. But as great as LeBron has looked, I just don't consider them. Kendrick nun is gonna come back and play major minutes too according to Frank Vogel. That doesn't change your name. Maybe we should admit this question to say AG and kenton. Exactly..

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"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"klay" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

"Actually in the yesterday. So you ready, Mike? I'm ready. They're my title favorite. The warriors are my title favorite. I've seen enough. I've seen enough. The fact that clay had the confidence to go for that dunk, told me all I needed to know. This guy's not pulling a single punch. He's got the utmost confidence in his body. And beyond that, and we've touched on this. The depth they have, I think, is what gives me hope for them against match them up against any of the league. I think you told me recently you think Brooklyn is maybe still your title favorite, which I understand. The way I look at it, I think stuff are both just kind of unstoppable in their own ways. I know Steph's had this quote unquote slump recently. I'm not worried about that in the slightest. But beyond that, I just look at the overall depth that Golden State has, and what they've cultivated with those role players, I just don't think any other team in the league has that frankly. I think the warriors can play so many different styles. Their defense is still remarkable. I'm not worried about them, certainly offensively. I don't think that they're going to stay outside of the top ten. Especially once clay gets worked back into the lineup, I just look at them as having that distinct advantage over Brooklyn over Utah over Phoenix when it comes to guys two through 8. And the fact that they can throw out all these different kinds of players in a playoff series, whether it's pool one night, whether it's GP two, another night auto border, B Lisa, et cetera, even comminges a guy that can come in for certain defensive possessions and make a huge impact. So I genuinely do believe the other title favorite and I know I said I was going to have a hot take, but I don't even think it's that hot, man. I just think that they have such a well balanced rosser now in a way that they didn't even during their title years. I two things, I do not think that that is that hot. And I also am basically out of the title favorite picking business after watching. The Brooklyn Nets played to Antonio spurs over the weekend. Just like what is happening with this team that yeah, there's a lot of teams, I think, can win the title this year. I'll just leave it at that. I think your heat can win the title. I think the bucks come on the title. I think the nest can win the title. I think the sons, the jazz, the warriors, the there's like, I don't even know. But this also leads us into our first email of the episode, which is coming in from Gavin..

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