18 Burst results for "Luke Canard"
"luke canard" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And then he looks mean at the bench and he gave Nick platoon a too little. Too little, which I always love when people bust out the too little. Although most people are too little for LeBron in the post. But it's hard to, it's hard to do that when every time you throw the ball in there, whichever one it is, the entire defense just loads toward you because they don't care if you kick it out to Austin Reeves or Patrick Beverly or Russell Westbrook or whoever it is they don't care, so it's hard to find a pathway. All the way there. Okay, yeah, let's talk about the clippers. Kawhi's back looked I thought really good had a critical offensive rebound in the last 6 minutes where he went around LeBron got the offensive rebound kicked out to I don't remember, I think Reggie Jackson hit a three to put them up 92, 89. And John wall, whoo. It's been a long bumpy road for John wall. I thought that was the happiest story of the first game, was he looked like exactly what the clippers need. Within like three minutes of coming into the game, he hit a mid range jumper in his mid ranger look good. He pushed on two straight fast brakes and got Paul Georgia corner three and norm Powell a corner three, which is that's what John wall does. He's gonna push and get you corner threes. I think one went in one didn't. And then he set up for a pick and roll went away from the screen as soon as he got his guy leaning toward the screen and like a freaking lightning bolt was at the rim for I think a lefty layup and it's like, okay, he's not gonna be all NBA John wall anymore. He's a backup right now. Cool. That's fine. That guy is exactly what the clippers need. The north south, turbocharged gear that they don't have because Kawhi and PG, you know, they just like to get into their bags and do their thing and they're kind of meandering players in a good way and I just thought he looked great. The clippers didn't look frankly that great, but they have so many guys they're gonna spend this whole season figuring out who should play with who, what combinations do we want? And like even in the first game, I thought it was really interesting that Luke canard closed the game and not oh my God. And Luke canard is like whatever confidence issues he had Sinéad, he's just letting it fly. You see that transition three? Three. One fast break. I'm pulling up. Let it fly. And I guarantee you ty lue is like, that's exactly what we want you to do. Oh, a 100%. A 100%. 8 straight wins versus the Lakers. And it just is really interesting to me because there's a real juxtaposition in mindset between these two teams. On one side, the narrative around the Lakers is, oh my gosh, benching rust. What is that going to do? Missing, you know? The other side, quite Leonard did not blink, he was coming off the bench, came in, hit two daggers, you've got a candidate in 6 minutes a year in norm Powell that's going to also feast. You have John wall making his debut after such an extended time. It just, it just makes me happy. It makes me happy to watch the clippers go out there and I know a lot of people are like, oh, they're playing the Lakers and it's a close game, y'all it's game one. It's game one. Here's what I don't want to hear anymore. There are two things I don't want to hear anymore about Los Angeles basketball about street lights versus spotlights and blacktop versus what was the blacktop versus the clippers leaned all the way into being the anti Lakers and then the bubble happened they're like, yeah, we're going to pretend that didn't happen and just sort of be quiet over here. I don't want to hear any more about the clippers head to head record against the Lakers. Congratulations. Amazing. You don't get any points for that. You don't get any rings for that. No one that they have to actually do something. No, no, they've done something. They made the Conference Finals. They broke the clippers curse, but I don't care. You've been better than the Lakers for the most of the last ten years, great. Congratulations. Nobody cares. It's like, so what makes you care? The playoffs will make me care, but Kawhi looking good, all the things that matter as they build up their team. It's like, it's like I saw some headline that the sun's gained a measure of revenge for the Conference Finals. No, no, you didn't. You got it right, because it's a similar situation. I think they beat the Mavs 8 straight times in the regular season, but then you lose in the playoffs. So I see that parallel. And the other thing, yeah, you beat the Mads on opening day, you gained a measure of revenge for like the most humiliating thing that's happened on the court, not off the court just on the court to the Phoenix Suns. No, you don't get a measure of anything. So throw that, I don't care anymore. The other thing you mentioned is, you know, windhorse was on the show yesterday saying, you know, darvin Hamm wants to bench Russ. You know, he's telegraphed that he wants to bench rust. When he's going to be, you're the coach of the team. If you want to bench Russ, just bench rest and someone at the game last night who knows, told me it's not, it's not that simple, Zack, it's not that simple. It isn't just become that simple. It's like it reminds me of when Steve Nash last year was like, or maybe it was two years ago, it was like, man, we're really playing Kevin Durant's too much. We got to really limit Kevin Durant. The team. Just do it. Yeah, it's different though. I think, you know, when it comes to minutes and pulling someone out, that is natural for a coach. Like, yeah, just do that. But when benching is so political for the internal politics of a team. I'm someone that has had to learn how to evolve to come off of the bench because I was playing at one time with my sister, who's an MVP in Candace Parker, who's an MVP. And so it was easy for me to say, you know what? If I want to pursue this championship, let me just come in and be a boost off the bench. But sometimes that's me. Some players are like, no, I feel like I'm a starter in this league. I am a future Hall of Famer. I deserve the respect. It just sometimes is like reading the room.
"luke canard" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"So maybe that might be what happens, but they are loaded. I mean, you and I were texting prior to this about, let's talk about the roster and what the starting unit might look like in the second unit. Zach, I'm looking at this and I'm just like, they can go in so many different directions and I know at some point, no matter who ty loose starts, he envisions a 5 out there that is all interchangeable parts, all guys that can switch defensively and, you know, it could be Nick batum at power for it. Nick batum at center, it could be Covington, at center, could be Marcus Morrison center. He likes the flexibility of this roster. The one thing I would say, Zach going into the season, Kawhi Leonard hasn't played the entire year. As of about a week and a half ago, he had not been clear for 5 on 5. I don't find that to be alarming because I think they're going to take it slow and he's everything I've been told he's progressing the way they want to. He's on schedule. But it wouldn't surprise me. If they don't play him and back to backs initially, John wall has played 40 games in the last three years. He didn't play at all last season. We haven't seen him since April 23rd. 40 games in three years. Sometimes windy is the king of this and you just did it. Sometimes someone says a very basic, easy to access number and it just like hits my brain like a sledgehammer. That was one of them. Whoo. Did not play 2019 20. He had the Achilles injury 2020 21. He played 40 games. And then last season missed all last season because Houston was rebuilding and they decided they didn't want John wall to play. And so now, you know, these are things where John wall has gone through a lot, not just not having basketball taken away from him, but his mother who was incredibly close to passed away due to cancer in 2019 is grandmother passed away last year, so he told me that it was the darkest moment of his life, and he's had all these things taken away from him, and he's just so happy to be able to, I mean, it's so weird, Zach, when you hear John wall say, I'm so happy to be back in the NBA. I can't register that when John Wallace says this, you know? But he also says, look, I wanted to go to team where I didn't have to be 2016, John wall. That was carrying the load, but I can still be 2016 John wall if need be, I think the jury's out on that. We have to see it because even the clippers had not seen John wall play. No one had seen him play until he started working on the facility and playing 5 on 5. So let's zoom out for a second. Next year, knock on wood, we get good health from the stars when it matters. Next year is shaping up to be, I don't want to say wide open, 'cause EMA has never really wide open, like 20 teams have no chance to win the championship, but by NBA standards pretty wide open. As of 5 days ago, here where the championship odds for the top teams. Golden State 6 to one. Phoenix 6 to one, which I think is Vegas pricing and Durant. So let's cross, let's say Phoenix 6 to one or TBD. Boston 13 to two IE 6.5 to one. Clippers 7 to one. Bucks 15 to two, 7.5 to one. That's 5 teams scrunched up together odds wise. Next is somehow the Lakers tend to one Miami ten to one. Philly 12 to one, which is pricing in harden who I think would they will stop partying on the Hamptons and sign a contract at some point and he will be on the team. Then below that Denver 16 to one, I would argue Denver deserves to be much closer to that first group of 6 to one 7 to one 8 to one teams. Like you could have as many as 7 or 8 teams all scrunched up there and the clippers are right there with any of them and just zooming even further out a $192 million payroll for the clippers, which is $42 million over the tax. And they have just, they've done all of these sort of some extensions, some resign resign re sign that effectively are extensions like they get Covington, sign him to two years, 22 or 23 or whatever that extension was. Yeah. They get put to them off the buyout wire. Re sign him to a one year deal, re sign him to another one year deal, get his early bird rights and sign him to a two year $22 million deal. Canards extension was kind of a gamble and is still a little on the heavy side. And these are like almost luxury items like Luke canard is like a $15 million he might not play. He also might swing one game of a playoff series and that alone is worth $15 million to a team trying to win the championship with an owner worth a gazillion belly and trillion zillion dollars who gives absolutely no about spending into the tax for this team. And by the way, all that draft equity they traded to the thunder when they traded, you know, everything to Sam presti for Kauai and peripheral Paul George were really Paul George Kauai. They can now trade a 2028 first round pick and as we go through this roster and all of the guys who are competing for minutes and all of the guys who are likely going to see their minutes cut because of the competition, they're going to sniff look, it's too early to say who it is. They're going to sniff around some kind of consolidation trade in the middle of the season unless they're just destroying everybody where they look at that pick plus Morris or whatever it is to try to get some kind of roster upgrade depending on what the needs are. This is not me reporting. It's too early to report any of this. This is just common sense. That's what that 2028 first round pick. Steve Ballmer in that front office have already shown they don't care. They're trying to win the championship this year. Yeah, they're like the LA rams of the NBA. We don't care about first round picks.
"luke canard" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Quick roster spot because we know the shootings there, but shooters go into slumps, so you're not shooting well, you can fall back on your defense. Yeah, you got to be able to contribute in other ways. So that's going to be critical for him is to get, just be average. If you could be average defensively. And then do the little things. Box out all that kind of stuff. That would be really important for the Lakers if they're going to be able to use them. And again, this Lakers team, if we look at the roster belt that they've put together here, that's the one thing that's missing is the shooting. But look, here's the other thing though. I talked about this a lot heading into the off season before we got into actually signing players. I said, give me a guy who can shoot 35% for three and can give you the kind of defense that you want and they kind of have athleticism you want and it's the age that you want over the guy who can shoot 40% from three and is it any of those other things? So I'm not too upset with the decisions of the Lakers have made in terms of their roster than who they've gone after. But we're at a point now where they've got enough of all the other stuff where they need to, they need to find some shooting and maybe cold sweater can provide some of that. But you need a guy to at least be average defensively out there for you in today's NBA. Otherwise they get switched on to death. It's what happens. Malik monk had that happened last year. Duncan Robinson, Luke canard. It's a lot of these cases. IL far cost. If the option is there, would you trade for Richardson so Josh Richardson of the spurs and keep none or trade for Trent junior? I would have done the second if we kept mcclung. So I don't think you can trade for Gary Trent junior. If they do great, that's fantastic. But let's break this down here. Let's say you can trade THT for Richardson and whatever picks whatever other stuff the second round pick, whatever it is that has to be thrown in. You can trade THT for Josh Richardson or you could trade THT and none and get Gary Trent junior and again picks or whatever. What would you rather do there, Sean? Do we keep Russell Westbrook on the roster in this scenario? Or are we getting Kyrie? Let's just assume, yes. You're keeping
"luke canard" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"The clippers are at a 191 million right now. They have a $106 million for non Kawhi non PG players. Those guys pick 85 and the rest of the roster makes one O 6. They're not even done yet. I just wanted to point that out. Normally when you're just collecting assets and putting them at some point, there's an asset kind of cap and I feel like they're close. I didn't understand the John wall thing. For them. I understood it for certain teams, but John wall Luke canard and Reggie Jackson seems excessive to me. Everybody's a great sign and great sign. It's like, well, he's played barely anything in four years. And now that's another ego, you know, that you have to fit in, see if he'll be happy. On the clippers, there's going to be some games where you don't play. It's going to be happy. Is he better than Luke canard? If Luke prenatal health, they probably not. It's just a different player. He's just a, you know, I like it and if Ballmer who doesn't seem to care about any of the expenses or at least doesn't, I don't know, maybe he'll bring it up later on if they're 500, 40 games into the season. But it's crazy how many 8 figure guys they have where you're like, wait, why does that guy make? Like Norman Powell, again, that's not even a bad number for somebody who can score like him, but Marcus Morris is still he's still like 34 million next two years. Canard still a pretty hefty number Covington's 23 24 million. I think that second year though, anyway, I don't know. I'm not going to keep that long enough. I regret the segment. And then the last team just Philly, who you seem to like more than I do because I just don't trust the hardened thing at all. The PJ Tucker thing, they really sold their souls two years from now for one year of PJ Tucker because I can't imagine it's going to be able to play when he's 40. I really like Melton, I thought that was smart. And in general, they have the a better type of team. It seems like they're going to try to trade for Eric Gordon. But just the hard and piece of it, I'm not going to be able to get past unless.
"luke canard" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"My answer is still no, but it's not as definitive as it was before. I don't think I'd want to do that. But I thought Russ had more time left on his deal than that. That's my bad. Okay. That makes more sense from that framing. When it happens, you heard it here first. Okay, so let's transition now to our awards ballots. Chris, I gave you in the outline. There's three awards here that I want to talk about. Most improved player, 6 men of the year, and defensive player of the year. I'm just going to get 6 men of the year. Let's get 6 men in the air out of the way. It's kind of brutal. So one name on my ballot. Yeah, I honestly struggled. I have three names. I don't feel anything about two of them. I'm like, I just had to put players here. So number one, Tyler hero. He's going to win. I think he's going to win unanimously. He should think of anyone who would vote any other player in this slot, the case is obvious. My other two players, I'm just going to say their names are bogged on Bogdanovich on the hawks, who was a starter earlier in the year, and then they moved into the bench and he's been playing pretty well. And Luke canard on the clippers, who leads the league in three points. And his really awesome. I've always been a fan. Yeah, those are like the two names and there's some other players that are just kind of on that level that you could probably quibble amongst for the two and the three, but it's hero. Rose is going to win. So it's kind of a boring. It's super, super boring..
"luke canard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"The guys that are ahead of him got any guesses? Is grant Williams still ahead? He is not. He's at number four. I knew his point. .4 behind PJ Tucker. It's a guy who just had a game winner from three. That banked in. His dog McDermott's still one of them. Nope. Oh man, he must have slipped too. I don't know. The bank didn't game winner from three. I know I should know this because I remember watching it. Bank didn't game winner from three in a game that Julius Randle got ejected in. I don't. Oh. No, just give it to me because I can't get the name of it. It's okay. You've got a wealth of basketball knowledge stored up there. I understand, sometimes it gets jumbled up there. But camera Johnson is number two. Cameron Johnson number two, 45. Top guy is Luke canard. After he went on a day to go, you got it. I over the last couple years. You got it. That was just getting number one. That was impressive because a lot of people forget about Luke canard coming off the bench for the clippers and everything. I thought that was the one you weren't going to get was number one. Was lucrative. Yeah, he went on a tear over the last couple of weeks, I think. He's really moved up. How about grant Williams though forth? That's pretty good. Oh yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. I've got Lakers fans telling me like, hey, you know, whatever grant Williams has been doing. Let's get somebody to do that. Yeah, he shot shot 49% from three in the month of February, grant Williams did. And he's at 40% so far in March. Crazy. Yeah, so I pulled up Luke canard while you were you were talking there. This is just since the I'm gonna go one game before the all star break. You want 8 of 9 from three 5 of 8. And he had a couple tough ones, one to 7. Well, one of three is not tough. And three for four, three for 5, three, three, 8, and four for 7. So yeah, you know, have yourself a run here, Luke is the shooting. He's a 52% in February and 52% in March. Wow. Yeah. That's crazy. This is probably his best year. Considering a couple of years ago for the pistons, he scored more points, but it was only over 28 games. And he started a bunch and played a lot more minutes. He played 5 more minutes per game. So I mean, I know we say this a lot, but deploy that clipper scene looks like they could be really good next season. They certainly do. Healthy Norman Powell, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George. That could be very good..
"luke canard" Discussed on WTOP
"Game on a 17 to two run They led by 30 and a half time by as many as 35 But the LA clippers just completed a massive comeback from an improbable one 16 one 15 victory they stunned the Capital One arena crowd in what was the last game of an 8 game home stand Bear in mind The clippers didn't have Paul George They didn't have Kawhi Leonard but still 80 points after half time Luke canard off the bench with 22 points the mere coffee with a game high 29 so a stunning and dare I say one of the worst losses in franchise history here for the wizards who drop two games below 500 Down a level Maryland taken on Rutgers they are in the second half with the Turks cruising along 62 47 although I probably shouldn't say that after what just happened through the wizards Georgetown looking for a road upset of Yukon They trail 52 to 40 at halftime David Ortiz the longtime Red Sox slugger headed to cooperstown and does so on the first ballot He is the lone player voted to the baseball Hall of Fame today receiving 77.9% of the votes no Barry Bonds no roger clemmons they don't earn in shrine mint neither does Kurt shilling or Sammy Sosa in what was the tenth and final year of eligibility in the annual validating the longtime New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton stepping down after a 16 year run that included the franchise's only Super Bowl title and also during the Peyton era the most points in yards per game in NFL history among coach team combos with at least 5 seasons together D.C. United reportedly close to sending 18 year old midfielder Kevin paredes to Bundesliga's Wolfsburg for a transfer fee of over $7 million and the capitals reportedly looking into acquiring a longtime nemesis Mark Andre flurry from Chicago Yes the 37 year old goalie spent 13 of his 18 NHL seasons in Pittsburgh He was a net for Las Vegas when the caps beat the golden knights.
"luke canard" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Not great. I don't know what else to say here because there's not like a silver lining where it's like, oh, they can tank, they can get the draft pick to surround Kauai and Paul George and move on into the future like punt this season. No, they give that traffic to Oklahoma City outright. So I don't know what to do here. What do you think? I mean, you know, before the season, if you were a clipper optimist, this like, all right, they're gonna do what they did against the jazz and even at points of the sun series for an extended period of time during the regular season. You know, they're gonna finish for like 44 wins, Kawhi's gonna come back for the playoffs they're gonna be the most dangerous team in the west and it's gonna be amazing. And it's just has not shaking out that way because let's face it Paul George another guy who is constantly injured. You know, like, that premise was predicated on Paul George playing 75, 72 ish games, which is just not going to be the case this season. And as much as we all love, Reggie Jackson and Luke canard and Marcus Morris coffee. Yeah. They are not the foundation of 45 win teams. You know, and so yeah, this season is basically gone up in smoke on them. And it's unfortunate because it's basically an injury thing. It's not a lack of personnel or talent. It's their guys having been available. And so they're sticking up the joint. That's unfortunate. That's life and professional sports. Sometimes the injury luck doesn't shake in your favor and yeah, this season is over. They're done. You know, because of the nature of the play in, I'm sure they could still figure out a way to be attempt seating is smacked around, but the season's done for them. See, I don't see up in smoke, or if I do see up in smoke, I'm seeing the silver lining around the plumes of smoke here because I see a team that okay, they are absolutely underwhelming under the circumstances, but considering the way that the clippers were built, which is to say entirely around Kauai and Paul George, that they're even 500 is pretty impressive, considering they've just lost more meaningful games to injury than any other team out there. This is the Marcus Morris show on way too many nights for me to be comfortable with it and yet they're getting by. They haven't had Luke canard for weeks, which sounds like it wouldn't be a big deal until you realize he's like their fourth leading score, and that's all of a sudden really important. They just haven't had anybody. And so I see a vision where they have enough of a lead on the blazers here to hang in the play in. And if the kawi stuff is true, if the Kauai stuff is true, that he could come back this season. They feel like the play in team that nobody wants to face to me. Not the Lakers. The idea that you could be the Memphis Grizzlies and get all the way to the second seed and as a first round draw, you could get the clippers with Kawhi and Paul George back in the lineup. Like that sucks. That sucks. They're not gonna be a contender, necessarily. I think they just will have to work their way back into it. But the idea that if they're able to be even remotely 500 until Paul George gets back and then they can add those two guys back into the lineup and get back into the level of defense that they were applying even without them. I don't know. I see something there. Yeah, so three games separated between the 9 and ten the clippers and 9th blazers are in tenth. I think that's enough of a cushion where they can potentially just stay in the mix and the play. And they probably should be secretly rooting for the grizzlies in the jazz, the rise in the west because all of a sudden you might be mashed up with the jazz again, and that's probably the last team that jazz are going to want to face in a playoff series. Ask Luca Dončić in the Mavs how fun it is to play playoff Kauai. Let's.
"luke canard" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"And it's freedom. But just to get a minimum guy who's basically to give you the same production as this other guy you're going to pay 10 million. I just don't fundamentally understand it. Sorry, Wes. Now it's all good and like you said, the deals cap out at four years. So it's like, you can't really, really, really, really screw this up. You know, Jerome James style anymore. Yeah. Well, I am just so excited. Two great picks left on the board at least in my tier one. And, man, of porzingis is just sitting there staring at me. And yet, yeah, I'm going to take them. All right, porzingis, even though he looked good less than he had 34 last night. Porzingis is three years a 101.5 million bucks left. You have no idea if he's going to play four weeks in a row. You have no idea, really what he is in a playoff series because we haven't seen it that much or he used to get hurt. I don't trust his lower body. If I were them, I would be trying to trade him like this week next week because he actually looks pretty healthy right now and you might have some trade value and you would have a chance to get off this contract because that contract gets worse as it goes. Wow. Any porzingis thoughts? Yeah. Again, he's one of these guys. He gets paid to be if he's not all star. He should be on the fringes, right? He should be knocking on the door of making all star teams and being integral part of why your team wins if he's getting paid 30 plus $1 million a year. And that's just straight up not the case. You can't point to one elite thing that he does, positionally besides floor space. He's still a bad rebounder. How many years into his career? His brim protection waxes and wanes. And obviously, we know he's not a one on one threat. So it's tough at that number. What that many years left plus the injury history? This is a good pick by team Simmons for sure. House, 36 $1 million player option for porzingis in the 2023 23 24 season. I'm going to say he picks that up. Probably probably. That might be in Philly. All right, well, you have two picks. Oh, this is great. I'm very, I'm very happy about my next two picks. First up is Luke canard. Again, he's played much better. Obviously, then what he did in the playoffs when he was just straight up getting coaches D and P's and I think that's sort of clouded what people think about the deal, but like, again, as soon as they traded for him, they gave him a $64 million extension, which everybody was just like, why? Why is Luke canard getting 60 million bucks to be a role player bench guy, he's got two more guaranteed years left on his deal at 14 and $15 million. He's lucky that the clippers aren't in desperate need of what he does on the wing so he plays Luke canard just a bad bad deal. And wait, hold on, before you finish that. He's so his second year, it was a four year $56 million deal, but there's all these easy to accomplish performance stuff. So it's basically three for 47 left for him. We'll call it. Right. Okay. The last year is not guaranteed to be fair to the clippers, which wow, yeah, congratulations. You got a non guaranteed for the right to pay Luke canard at 50 million bucks. So yeah, Luke canard off the board. My next pick, look, man. When it comes, not many NBA players can found I'm confounded by why and what's the point of this guy and why is he always on the team and why is he always getting deals? To keep the white American ball play slander going Bill Simmons, TJ McConnell, I.
"luke canard" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And two of those guys are still out, you know, Trevor ariza was the projected starter, the Lakers ideally wanted to go with Anthony Davis center, ariza and LeBron at the two forward spots and go with the smaller lineup, but Trevor's missed the entire season. Now you got Kendrick nunn who was there technically their biggest addition financially. Now I know like signing wise, like obviously Russ, but Kendrick nunn was there taxpayer mid level exception guy that they signed to that 5.65 .9 million reverend was in the splashiest free agency edition and he hasn't played yet for them as well. And he was kind of supposed to be that 6 7th man for them off the bench. So they have two key guys that are supposed to factor into their rotation that have yet to even play. So it's tough to judge them, but at the same time, they should not be 12 and 12 with the slate that they've had. Even with LeBron missing time, they should have won those two thunder games that I could probably look at the schedule right now and give you another couple games they should have won. So even with LeBron out, this is a team that should probably be 16 and 8 and then factoring in the other guys coming back. So it's really interesting to see where their season goes because it also feels like there's always one step forward two steps back where they'll win a couple games. It'll look really good and then they drop the game into the clippers where they just couldn't defend and crunch time and got picked apart with the same set over and over again, Paul George having Luke canard screen from him and then kind of popping, flaring, diving, they couldn't defend that action. And that's been kind of their thing is they're a bunch of these crunch time situations. But when they get into crunch time, they can't get the stops that they need to get. They can score. LeBron Russ AD, and that's been my thing. I think they're going to figure that out. They kind of have figured it out. Even though the numbers that were actually better defensively, which is hilarious to me, because watching them you wouldn't think that. But they're better defensively than offensively. But to me it's been in crunch time, they can't get stops. And that's kind of something they're going to have to figure out. Yeah, the whole project here is fascinating because I don't know how not to overreact to this right now. While also knowing that I shouldn't overreact because you're a 100% right, I'll be honest, like I think that one thing that's helped them defensively is taking Bayes more out of the rotation because he was just like a Tasmanian devil of mister rotations and fouls. It was a significant problem. It felt like to me. It feels like Anthony Davis, as he's been healthy, his just been anchoring the defense at a level that has been remarkably high. The other thing that is really interesting to me though is that this team is playing fast. Like they're playing at pace and that's obviously like the Russell Westbrook edition and what everyone was very curious about was how the Lakers would stylistically look in terms of speed this season I mean part of this is I think that LeBron has been out and when LeBron is in the game, they do..
"luke canard" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Something that never made sense to me was how many people were kind of pooh poohing them or not talking with them or shoving a little bit of dirt on them headed into season when they played so well in the playoffs last season without Kauai. They were really good. I honestly like, they weren't a favorite, but it wouldn't have shocked me if they ended up winning the title even without Kauai, frankly, that's how good they were and they knocked out the jazz practically. Without him, they had a great series of the sun. So when you guys remember the valley oop, like that series was neck and neck. They should have won this series. I will go to my grave believing that. Sorry suns fans. And then you know, they start this season. I think they started one in four, one in 5. But a couple of their losses very early were close games. I mean, that warriors game was a thriller to start the season there. So, yeah, I'm not surprised you don't think they've been really good. You mentioned Paul George, I think he was like, what was he at like 28, 7 and 5 or something his statistics have been nuts? Picking up where he left off in the playoffs. And they're doing that with Reggie Jackson not looking like the Reggie Jackson. We know and love, not looking like, you know, mister July, mister drew, I don't know what we were calling him in the playoffs, but once they get second round Reggie Jackson back, this team's gonna take off. I really like their depth. I mean, you mentioned the guys. I mean, even Marcus Morris is a valuable player for them. They have good flexibility. Huge player. Yeah. I think Luke canard has really come on strong since the playoffs as well. So yeah, I think we both kind of liked the clippers editing this season. I gotta give you credit though you wrote about it. You really staked your claim. So I respect it, but that was a great call. And I never understood why people were so low on them or just kind of wrote them out of the conversation entirely. When they still have really good players and Paul George is, yeah, you mentioned, he can be a top ten player in a given night. Yeah, so just a little pat on my own back there, even though the clippers could easily fall into a tailspin. Because that's just what the NBA. This NBA season is I personally love it when it's like this..
"luke canard" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Package. All right, are there any other teams that we have on the panic meet? I think these are the most popular options. But there are still a couple teams struggling. Rob, do you have one on your list that you are eyeing? I mean, we got to talk about the two and four LA clippers, right? Yeah, yeah, especially after they only got to two and four after coming back on the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder. Yeah, yeah. I mean, I don't even know if they're like a bubble panic team, so much is just straight up existing in a vague panic zone. I don't know that they feel like honestly for a team that has not been very good. The vibes don't seem that bad yet, but the play has been. And it's just amazing how shallow this team feels right now without Kawhi. I think where we're seeing that is the roster drain of losing mantras harrell for nothing, which, you know, again, all his playoff limitations now withstanding. Trading Lou Williams for rondo and then losing rondo for nothing. And so all of a sudden they're bench is just kind of cinching up spots and guys who are 8th men or no 7 or 6 and you know what not. I think the optimistic Reed on that is that obviously they're missing not only Kawhi, but Marcus Morris, who's been out, Serge Ibaka who's been out to theoretically be back for them at some point. But the less optimistic neither of those guys really solved the core issue here, which is this is a team that does not have enough shock creation that is a team of one star who isn't a natural playmaker and a bunch of role players and they look exactly like that every time they play. Yeah. And, you know, God bless Reggie Jackson. You know, I was somebody who was like the shooting is real. But it's, I don't know, it's something psychological, I feel like happens when the team is dependent upon those shots going in now. Whereas Reggie Jackson making threes for the clippers in the last two years was gravy. Now it's like nah bro, those pull up threes are kind of part of what we need to subsist on for us to have a healthy diet of offense. And I just think that's a different pressure to put on a guy. And he's acknowledged that he's not making a shot, but I don't think he's as bad as he's shown. To start the season, but it's, you know, it'll be telling to see if he gets back to the level that because again he wasn't just making catch and shoot threes. She was making off of screens. He was making breaking dudes down and just pulling up and firing and dude's grills. Yeah. Yeah, these are the toughest shots in basketball. He was making consistently for this team, right? And again, it's different when you're star player MVP caliber guy goes down and you're playing with house money. It's like, well, I got nothing else to give to now we're counting you to carry us through the whole regular season with this level of shop making. You know, I think there's some calls for concern there. I also don't think he's going to be as bad as he's shown. But let's quantify just how bad Reggie Jackson has been so far. Which is, according to synergy right now, he's shooting 25% out of the pick and roll. 26% in isolation. This is the second best creator on the clippers roster right now. Huge problem, but as waz has been harping on, it's a team that is now just completely reliant on somewhat contested threes in what were previously wide open threes. And there are good defense. They've shown they can do that even while playing small. The offense is just going to be a struggle for as long as multiple guys are out of the lineup, but Kauai especially. Here's my question, and it might be the only question that really matters. Considering that the expectations are lowered without Kauai. And this is kind of a bridger or the very least a bridge to the postseason and maybe quite comes back. I highly doubt he will consider his history, but maybe. Have the clippers done a good job filling out the roster considering that they're hands are tied behind their back. Now, I think it is important context to mention that they literally tied their own hands behind their back, Houdini style, so I don't know if they really get a pass there. But I'm looking at some of the moves they made in like at the time I thought that they would be better than they have proven to be like Reggie Jackson, for instance, clearly a big win. They got him off the scrap heap and basically rehabbed him into a playoff hero. But on the other hand, you have Serge Ibaka who is he going to play this year and didn't finish last year and clearly had lingering injuries that he's been dealing with for a while. That's a big miss in particular because they used their full mid level on him. And they just don't have as many resources to do that. I mean, Luke canard, et cetera. There's a lot of more mixed returns than I think big wins. Which has actually been the opposite of what the clippers were before Kauai. They actually made a lot of shrewd, smart, very good additions on the fringes. But this time, I don't know. It seems like it's kind of undoing them in a way. Look, Kawhi said he signed the deal that he did because he didn't want to come back on a one year deal, which basically would rip up the option of him coming back at all this season, right? Like the idea of coming off an injury, maybe suffering something like way worse and going into free agency like as a business decision he couldn't make that. So he signed that multiple year deal, which to me says, this roster is constructed with an eye towards Kawhi Leonard coming back at some point. And if Y comes back at some point, this Ross is perfectly fine. This is why it's probably at the top of the west. If Kawhi Leonard comes back reasonably healthy at some point, if he doesn't, team his wag. I mean, but that's the, you know, that's sort of the tradeoff, right? Like when you make a roster with one of the best players on the planet in mind being a part of it, obviously there's a different method of construction that goes into it, then all right, we're making a roster, centered around Paul George and Reggie Jackson. It's just different. You know? So I think if Kawhi comes back and he's, again, reasonably healthy this process completely fine. Well, just as a case in point, think about someone like Nicholas batum, who when.
"luke canard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"You're not gonna get that unless you shoot 50% from three and that's basically what the warriors did. And that's what they did. Yeah, 'cause the three point shooting was roughly the same as far as number of makes. Free throws were basically the same as far as attempts and makes. So yeah, it was just they they turned it over a ton in their defense was pretty good for because I think people still will look at this and say, one 15 to one 13, how good was the defense? Well, they held on a 44%. That's not great, but they get the stops when they need it, especially in the fourth quarter. I thought the warriors defense really did what it's supposed to do. And once again, the warriors, they did the same thing to the Lakers actually beat them in offensive boards, ten to 7 here for the warriors, and that's a credit to them. And they're not a big team, but a lot of threes, a lot of long bounces and they're very good at corralling those. So they were able to do that. But I'll tell you what, from just an overall perspective, this game from a basketball viewpoint was a lot of fun. You saw two offenses that ran a lot of things that you just went, oh, that was that was a really nice play. Like when curry really got going and then the clippers had Terrence man pick him up, essentially three quarters court just said stay glued to him. Don't have to and then and so what the warriors did. They didn't even need to take a time out or anything like that. They went right into it. They knew exactly what they were going to do. They gave the ball to Iguodala said we trust you as a passer, put him up top, had curry run instead of pin down screen and then ran a screen the screener action with be aliza and pop curry free and I thought that was brilliant. It was an absolutely brilliant play because you're either gonna get curry, the space he needs to shoot a three, which is what happened, or both guys are gonna go, oh no, that stuff curry, they're gonna go with him and be elites is getting a layup out of it. It was just a brilliant play call. We saw the clippers run stuff that was specific for certain players Luke canard setting a screen, slipping and then getting into the paint and getting a little floater in the lane, which is great for his skill set. It's a shot he can hit. Both teams, I thought, did a really nice job tailoring their offenses to the talent that's on the team. Yeah, and I mentioned before, but those actions were these blood cells as a screener. That was good stuff. So yeah, absolutely. The last thing for me, my only thought on this is Steph Curry, gonna leave the league and rebound it. What do we say? Games that are more than ten rebounds..
"luke canard" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Older for embiid? That's bad. Come in and pick doing it. And then if you're the worriers, I just rather keep drama. That's why it's not gonna happen. All right, under for me over for risalo house. I'm gonna do under. I think 47 and 35, and that is a 5 seed in the west. I like their playing odds of plus one 55. I think there are 7 or 8. I think that if clay was here, the whole year, I'd feel great about it. Obviously, you know, but here's what I would ask you. Why do you like Dallas so much more on paper than what Golden State is on paper right now? Good question. Dallas was really good offensively last year. All their offensive numbers were pretty off the charts. And I don't know. I just feel like their teams better than it was last year. They were good. They were like 8th in per 100. So it wasn't like they were. If a member, there was one stretch there about halfway through the season, they tailed off at some point. And they obviously had some weird stuff with Carlisle in two years. Number one. Which was crazy. They had the best per 100, two years ago. Clippers, 45 and a half. Plus 7 50 for division, conference plus 5 50 title, 16 to one, which is ludicrous. Playing plus one ten. My question for you has, what if this is just not a playoff team? We never see Kawhi. What are the odds for them to not make the playoffs? Well, there's no playoff od but there's playing game ons, which I think playing is realistic for them. And that's plus one ten. I don't really like I don't think they have a lot of above average guys in this team. Now, I don't know if playoff Reggie is going to now be regular season reg and they're going to become one guy. But I'm just going to list the guys who aren't Paul George. Reggie Jackson, Eric Bledsoe. Marcus Morris, zubots. Terence man. Batum. Injured Ibaka, justice Winslow, Luke canard. If you just cover the Paul George name, that's a blow average roster. And then so they're asking Paul George to basically be one of the top ten players in the league. We're not seeing Kawhi this year in my opinion. I do not think he will come back. I'm sure at least it'd be really cool to have sherry's shares information with the team and giving him updates. So that's why I'm under because of the Kauai. Why were normal about injuries and we had a timetable and, you know, instead of the ACL torn, no, he's coming back. He's not coming back. We've had no communication with them from something was wrong when you started having the sideline reporters being like, people have been blown away by how responsive Kauai has been and how into it. He's in the locker room, cheering him on. You're like, all right. He's totally he's actually heard and checked out on these guys. So the Kauai part of this 47 wins in this blue collar working class part of the top end of the Western Conference, it's deep. It's all these 45 and a half, right? 46 and a half? It went up a win? No. It was 46 and a half last night. Oh man, okay. I like it even more. A lot of volatility with this clippers market. 45 and a half right now. Yeah, okay. 45, 45 and a half. I have a major on the other. You have to pay minus one 42 on the under. I'm not only am I going under, I'm in the mode of I'm kind of pissed off that toeing the guys shared clippers tickets now. We're going to have to send the playoff. You know, you have to pay the playoff tickets ahead of time. And it's like, this team's not going anywhere without Kauai. When is their stadium going to be done? Oh, that's all 2025. So that's the answer. Okay. I thought it was a shorter timetable on that. That might have been the only reason for me to think about and over, there's no way I'm taking the oath. Zion will be a great clipper, though when they open that place. Wow. That would be that's amazing. I'm shocked that the old runners aside. But the reason why is because they shot the shit out of the ball last year. They've got a bunch of vets. You can name all those guys as for Paul George. Paul George, I'm not going to say prove the doubters wrong, because he gave us plenty of evidence to doubt him for years in playoff games. And guess what? Last year, he stepped up. He changed the narrative. I hate the word narrative because the narrative usually means it's like it's insinuated that the narrative means the conversation around the person's inaccurate. And what it usually means is the person saying and using the word narrative doesn't like the actor. About one over some people. Yeah, there you go. Just shut up, huh? I was trying to think of whatever the baby. Think about how much deserved any narrative that was said about him. Yeah, until he came through last year in the playoffs and played you played really well. Played fucking awesome. Right. So they missed 38 games between them last year and they still had a good record. You know what I mean? They still actually remember how limited time they had together and it's still kind of worked, and it was crazy. So I think that's why the number is what it is because of a belief in George, guys that know the roles. I don't believe in Georgia as the number one guy. And I think the Kauai thing is just I'm under two. Number two, I was playing with the over under be like 54 and a half? Yeah, sure. But in the low 50s, they wouldn't put them ahead of the land. I think the overrun or should be 43. I'm going so we're all going on. I just can't wait for Kauai updates. Oh, God. Next spring, when it starts happening. Rank your.
"luke canard" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Rich eisen show joined by the three amigos. Here it's been a very lively morning as always on the richeisenshow. Can you dig. It can be a part of the show at richeisenshow. Eight four four two four rich. Say hi to adam but earlier this morning. They'll twofold busted out the kawais. Yes fresh in the mail. And got the cooper. We wanna see the allies. I can't show you. I gotta pull it off. This doesn't make describe what you're taking off. The is shown them the camera. This is incredible. We of sitting courtside out summer league state of the union debutante ball where all the players present themselves to the nba society that photo of current state of the team. Sitting there. he's alongside. Luke canard in paul george and he's wearing across between crocks and tebas and next thing you know due to the magic of twenty first century ecommerce mike. Del tufo rocking some studio overnight into me there. They're made the they're so comfortable. You guys. I understand why he would wanna wear them. I just use the like my black socks. The white socks don't work mike management. You're gonna wear them again tomorrow. You can wear them around. I'm already another set another pair. These are comfortable. You guys seriously and say that. Wow they're the thinks renan brockman brockman says to me this morning before we get into the del tufo First thing brockman says to me this morning. Hey you wanna bet on some little league. Baseball south dakota nebraska and south dakota in the mid west region. So i don't know if you just want a little juice especially names on. The south dakota teams boston bryant. I mean not months. Krishna realized that there are eight hundred numbers. You can call for help right. There is the one eight hundred the next month a great pitcher catcher combination. There you go yeah. You can't go wrong done. That's a fun game to play throughout the show. Come up with the best new name where you combine a pitcher catcher to create a new baseball player being existing battery or can they be any roger clemens. Npr johnson fisk clayton bench clay. I was going to be clayton. Your yeah i was gonna clean. Good clayton facade facade. Clayton facade minute now. Sariano rodriguez placed gras baseball. Clinton calling on the field of dreams game. We're going to catch up with clinton yates a little bit later. But then i saw to go around the room and not leave anybody out i saw. Tj jefferson rocking and alan iverson shirt. Celo air jordan shoes to change glasses. How are you this morning. i'm just living light. Baby live legacy. Is that he honest in your cup over there have sprite. Half lemonade actually did do that. This morning sandwiches that nobody wanted to eat a an eight one exactly anatomy. We all would meet some weird diet. That isn't working yes it is. Oh my bet. I didn't even know they were working for peacock graphics and videos. I that was my bad hoskins for you. Thinking about jr smith today as well. I wanna get into this story with you guys. Have you heard that. Jr smith is going back to school and mazing. Jr smith thinks rodney dangerfield. Who went from high school to the. Nba is still eligible to play college golf. Apparently he's going to be playing north carolina a and t pursuing a golf scholarship on an interview. He's only a five handicap. I remember he was down to scratch at one point. But the fact that jr smith can be going to play college golf. It's so cool. I'd like to see more retired. Athletes get into other sports if they still have eligibility amazing go back and pursue your education as well as pursuing a passion for the game golf so shouts at jr smith. He's petitioning the ncaa. So i don't know if it's official official yet but already already causing problems already causing problems but there's just i'm here for all the funny memes. I just saw this dude. Posted one like jr smith golf teammates when they see him pick up a four because he thought they're playing gimmes and it's still the extreme. I'm here for all of that. I want all of their matches broadcast on. Espn two all live on shriller. Jr smith playing golf. Let's go he needs a twenty four hour dot crew. We need like a twenty four seven. Hbo thing with him..
"luke canard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Lebron about three games a series i mean now they go and face utah that does not have a wing stop colli. He could have a monster series but utah's rested utah. Plays defense dallas. Doesn't what do you think dallas. I think they're going to. I think the clippers gonna fall into another hole and have to fight their way out of it. That's kind of my projection going forward. There's always that possibility. I'm with you. Colin i know what the clippers are on paper but i. We don't always see that on the court. I do believe that. Riccar and the dallas mavericks did the clippers a great service by working their way to playing bobin. More boban ianovich. Now it's not as if boban is rudy gobert by any stretch. They're not in the same category but playing big in the middle where you go small and have to attack the rim and then either get past him or kick it for threes. That became the formula for the clippers. By the end of the series. And hats off to tie lou. Because he's the one who really utilize that entire roster going to a luke canard who didn't luke kennard and terrence mann played a total of fourteen seconds in game. One patrick beverley and evita's zoo bots were starters. They were out of the rotation terrence mann and luke kennard. Were the biggest subs coming off the bench in game seven and this is a luke kennard that he had no familiarity with because canard wasn't on the team last year so i just did a tremendous amount of changes in comparison to what doc rivers didn't do last year. I went and looked at the denver series. Same starting lineup. Same rotation in game one against denver as in game seven loss and meanwhile tie was making all sorts of changes so but the bottom line is they had to deal with dallas realizing that they couldn't play small dallas plates small play better at the beginning of the series and tie lou made adjustments and then then carlyle and went big with bo. Bon and the clippers figured that out so having had to play that way against mo bond i believe they go into this series feeling much more confident about their small ball capabilities and utilizing the the entire roster then they would have otherwise but in terms of are they going to sustain this now who the hell knows. The covers the clippers as soon as they get to a point where they're like. Hey did we prove who we are..
"luke canard" Discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"Said he is leonard under pressure. He does not crack jalen. What do you think about the clippers. Winning this tight series against the maps. This was all leonard and we talk about playoff versions of robert. Ory big shabaab origene rondo. There's a playoff collide to if you notice when we talk about the mvp race. He's not included because the clippers weren't a high see is because he's become the face psychologically of low management when the playoffs come he takes it to a whole different level. And let me tell you what level that is when khuzdar dunkin what is the last time you see co i have like three or four dunks in game. He didn't dunks he gets dropped. Dunks in the half core you see to go baseline and due to hand data what. He's not playing around you. You you pick up master you know when you play basket or a you know what i'm saying bore me gets paid. You see him down there. Grabbing boards gin an ones only on the air. I got luca now way. Ain't nobody slow. Luca down we go get deluca later because they nobody slow luca down but just the thought that he was gonna take on the challenge. Had some great possessions got some great steals and really set the tone for that clippers team who was on the ropes when seven games with the mass it found a way to event absolute as much. This was about cohen leonard. They needed some contributions from other people as well and they got them. Man had some buckets in the first half. Reggie jackson former piston. Luke canard another in our ten minutes and had eleven boards. He had a couple of threes. They got key contributions from other aside from leonard which they're going to need if they are going to advance in the western conference. You did mention. We're gonna talk about luca and this is probably going to be one of the last time. She talked about luca. Let's give this superstar right now as she performed a game. Seven and i also want acknowledged morris to who was not. Get down threes for the clippers and last but not least as you show luca. Here's the hat tip. I wanna give luca the ultimate chess move in this series. Would that they bitch. Patrick beverley like just take something. He's been with that team. The last couple years of their starting point guard theron lou was the assistant last year. Squad have mantras heroin to sixth man of the year and patrick beverley is starting point guard a year later. Both of those guys.
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"Dollars in players to get back and for the lakers. That will possibly being trading three or four rotation players. It's just not going to happen. It's not a realistic trade function and the clippers. The only player that they have a who's young wasn't evalu- who'd be interested in la would be luke canard canard signed a fifty six million dollar contract extension and not everybody in the league likes that contract the dunkin rob. Yes so really. it's about right now. From what i am. Told duncan robinson is in the offer from the heat To to toronto and tyler hero is not and the raptors would really like tyler hero to be in that deal but the premium package is not being offered and from philadelphia. They are permitted to trade twenty one and twenty three first round picks. This year's picking twenty twenty three plus they have tirees maxi. They're young guard out of kentucky. And plus they have a viable but t stable. They would like toronto. They would all of those pieces. And from what i've