19 Burst results for "Luke Kennard"
"luke kennard" Discussed on The NBA Show
"John wall seems like his era in. Houston which i think amount of forty games most of what she was injured or playing on a very very sad. The are are are or e. r. a. Which was it's good. Should write some headlines for this is a sham story after meeting and seeing eye-to-eye in the direction of the houston rockets so the rockets and john wall both see the situation the same. They are on. The same page is a joint agreement. The franchise and john wall have agreed to work on finding a new home for the five time. All star guard. The plan is for wall to remain present in air quotes in training camp. Don't know what that means. But he's not going to play games the writing on the wall. He's probably the footsteps of andre drummond. Didn't blake griffin's on these guys from last year who just sat on the bench and waited for trade and then inevitably got bought out my question charkes. Do you think that there ever will be a trade for john. Wall ours is inevitably going to head to a by situation. I was gonna say wet remain. Present means is not paula. James heart like that's just so that means and i think there is a trade out there. I was actually looking at this morning. I think the clippers make sense. John wall they can throw together. Some contracts They put up. Eric bledsoe luke kennard surge baca. That would make sense for john wall. I think he'd actually fit in l. A. with paul. George this season with choline next year i mean to me. That's the one thousand nine actually makes sense to do this. And i'm kind of buying as you're bringing this up. I go to google john. Walls name and the first suggestion. Is john walden john wall contracts and when i heard this yesterday you know thought about his is one of the deals along with westbrook along with chris paul that when they were signed the chris paul rocket steel that when they were signed. Everybody's kind of made a face like this is not gonna look nice in a few years and you know to the credit of chris paul and west westwood one is contract has been moved quite easily basically since he got signed and we thought it was untradable chris paul as a matter of fact got a new deal right after the contract. That was pretty sizeable. But john wall. I think it's gonna be is going to be tough to move this thing because you forgot to be making forty two million dollars which is like all right. Let's just say it was mike conley and what he did on utah last year right like it's a big as contract but as a team..
"luke kennard" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"To add Justice Winslow for most of the taxpayer mid-level exception. So I think the Clippers have done a pretty good job here, rebuilding their depth BJ. Boston has looked really good in summer league. We're starting. I think kind of see why am I? Yeah, this guy there's a reason why people thought he might be a first-round pick him. Why the Clippers feel comfortable, giving him a whole bunch of guaranteed money in the second round late in the second round. To a guy who was back in the fifties. There are other rookie. Jason Preston, got a nice contract. So I think the Clippers have done a good job here. Rebounding from what could have been a rough offseason. I may have more or less taking care of business and they've got some trade Assets Now. Moving forward. You got Keon Johnson on rookie-scale Deal. You've got Luke Kennard that you could put into a contract, Patrick beverley's, home. Hiring and 14.3 million. So they're in a position now where I think they could do some things if they get in the season and realize are we need some help before Kawaii gets back if he does get back to this page. Yeah, exactly. And I think that they're positioning will be a factor there. You know, if the Clippers are on the outside looking in to the plants, which I know project but if they were then they're probably not going to rush him back much. You're not going to see him really pushed to come back, but it's just a spot where they can really make a run, then you could see them come back potentially and, and really make an impact. Give them a nice boost heading into the playoffs, you know, the Clippers looked, I mean, surprisingly and to their credit dangerous, even without Kawhi, Leonard in the playoffs, they were, they were very, very good and and so I could see where they could still find themselves very much in the mix and the west and then get Kauai back and then they could be off and running. But let's, let's move onto. We Got Something official from one of the free agents that's out there. It's been connected to a lot of teams pretty much any team. That's, that's looking for shooting, which is a lot of teams wage. Right in the offseason have been looking for shooting and there's been a lot of talk about JJ Redick. And of course, you know, you think of shooting JJ Redick is one of the first names that to pop up and on his podcast the other day. JJ, made it official announced that he will not be signing with the team this offseason instead. He's going to wait, said he will not be in training camp with any team and said, he's going to wait a few months and then get into the season and then decide where he wants to go. What do you think about that strategy? From the veteran guard, you know, he's going to try to latch on somewhere to win a championship, but waiting things out until the middle of the Season before he commits. Yeah, I think it's smart. I think if New York or Brooklyn was sitting there to give him a fully guaranteed contract, right now, he'd probably take it, but neither one of those teams is there, but with that way, they don't have the ability to even do that. I maybe the next could get there at have to figure out after cuz they're still pending a couple official signings with 48 Burks and Rose bath. But I think if you're JJ Redick, yeah, wait spend the time with your family..
"luke kennard" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Happy Fourth of July to everybody out there, Stay safe and have a great time this weekend, but In the meantime, we got some sports to talk about the Detroit Pistons. Have done it. Oh, my goodness. They completely shattered expectations. And the curse. Ryan, is it finally over? It's over. It has to be It has to be. We've been waiting too long. Yeah, we got our guy. Yeah. Ladies and gentlemen, we got him. Kate Cunningham is now By the looks of it, whether it's you know, it's true. Her has. Yeah. If he really does the ultimate Detroit thing, Uh, then drive somebody else, But from the looks of it, Kate, Cutting him will be a Detroit piston. Unbelievable. The greatest, uh, college player of this past season. It's going to be on our basketball team like the kid that you heard about, like, five years ago. Is now on your basketball team. The kid that all the national media outlets should be going after saying this kid is going to be legit, like multiple time All star can lead a team to a championship that that caliber type guy. Is now a Detroit Pistons. Let that sink in, folks. How many years have we go? Luke Kennard over Donovan Mitchell or Stanley Johnson over Devin Booker or Brandon Knight over like Kemba Walker. Or a cou I Leonard or Ayana Santa to Mbo type guy. How many times have Detroit fallen into that black hole, And now this is like the time where we can finally rejoice. Yeah, it's been a countless amount of times that has happened to this city and these fans. And you know It was the luck of the draw. It's the luck of the lottery, and we'll take it any way we can get it, And I believe that Troy Weaver is going to make the right pick. He's done a fantastic job with his franchise so far, I just can't wait for the next what the next five years looks like and this organization And what does this mean, though to have the number one pick, because you get Debate We pick at 19, which was a complete steel, and he ended up being of third in the rookie of the year. Race and he was first team all rookie. Then Isaiah Stewart was on the second team all rookie in the N B. A. What does that mean? If these guys can take a step forward and you add a guy like Kate cutting into the mix, who's gonna be the number one pick? Could make an immediate impact. So folks for the past eight years you're picking 897 and those guys aren't Type dudes that come in here make an immediate impact, plus its statement, Danny for all those years that would let the guys rot on the pine for the first year and a half of their careers, and they wouldn't really make an immediate impact. But in case he's proven He wants to give rookies heavy minutes and Kate Cunningham is a guy that's going to come in and make an immediate impact. So if you factor in those two guys taking a step forward, let's just say for the grace of God. Killian Hayes stays healthy for 82 games and can You know, take a leap forward with his offensive ability. And you add a guy like kid cutting him. What does it do for the Pistons? It does a lot. I mean, if you look at this potential starting lineup What would we say? We would say killing at the one Um City got the two Jared or, uh, Kate at the three Jeremy at the four and then beef stew at the at the five. I mean, that is That's got to be one of the youngest Starting five in basketball, if not the youngest. And what they did last year. I mean, It would be different if these guys didn't perform like they did last year. Um, but the way that they took a step up. They got a lot of playing time. They had great minutes when they were playing, and we saw it towards the end of that season last year. Isaiah Stewart and both static Bay. We're starting regularly, so it's it's going to be something else to see. It's going to be fun to watch this basketball team next year, because if you're watching the NBA playoffs that's going on right now in the Eastern Conference finals, look at the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks were in the same exact position as the Pistons for the last 10 years. After they lost. They had that really good core guys like Mike Bibby, Al Horford, Uh, Josh Smith. Smith would put him in that Kyle Korver was out there. They are really good group of guys and then they blew it up and they were just terrible until they ended up getting Trae Young who's a franchise changing player, and then they sort of added in All their first round picks took a step forward, and that's what the Pistons hope to be. I think in two years the Pistons if everything pans out, I know that's a big word is if these things pan out But by the looks of it, and the trajectory with the Pistons are going down. In two years. The Pistons could be a like a five seed in the east and make a deep run. See, I've heard that from so many people around town, they compare him to the Atlanta Hawks and how they were, and I think that's a great comparison within two years if everything goes right if everyone stays healthy. And if these rookies last year have the same years that they've in the future, I don't see why not. And look at the bench unit even that. Troy. We've been doing case he built up and I don't think it's done yet. I think there's still a lot of moving pieces that it's going to go down until we can really get to the championship contender level that we need to be at, but sacred and boom years ago that we've been seeing in the trade block a lot. Just from media outlets around here. Not any, you know. Real news. Yeah, but I think that guy is he's still 20 years old. He could still make an impact Athletic freak. So if you give him heavy minutes, what can he do? And you also had Josh Jackson, who's 22 years old? Uh, Mason Plumlee, still a really good role playing center off the bench for any team, and he's what 29 30 years old. He should get a lot of basketball left. The peasants have and then Frank Jackson added him to the mix that you you picked up on the waiver wire, and he had putting up 18 points a game in the Pistons uniform. Yeah, and I mean, even look at Tyler Cook. You know he was on the he was on the 10 day contracts for the last You know, 34 weeks of the season. You just kept getting that, uh, 10 weeks a contract. He plays his heart out. So if he finds a spot on this bench, it's a good piece to have a big energy boost from the for the team. Right. And I think that the passenger just going to keep getting younger. Building through the draft. I don't know if this next season they're going to be, you know, world beaters and squeaked into the playoffs. Maybe. But if you pick the top 10 again with this young Cora guys, because folks don't get your hopes up. Too high for this season. I think that there's still a lot of growing room. Um, that we have got to go through. Still with this young rash like a city bigger to come out here an average you know what did he ever this past year like 16 and five? Is he going to get to that level again? Who knows? I hope Sadiq Bay takes a step forward this next season. I hope he's around 18 20 points a game because I think he can be. I think Jeremy grants could take another step forward because he's playing with the Olympic team this this summer, and I think that's going to really help him grow. As a franchise corner pieces. That's what Jerry Grant is on this team..
"luke kennard" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Let's tap in right now with ESPN Senior NBA writer Brian Wind horse here to talk a little conference finals action with the game coming up tonight, Game four in the West between the Clippers and the sons. Mike brought up a point that I want to get your take on with how vulnerable the Clippers are, in spite of winning Game three with a tremendous performance from Paul George, are they more vulnerable now than they've been at any other point of the post season? Oh, yeah. I mean, they don't have Kawai. Sure. I mean, I know that in the last round that they won the last two games without him, but he was Pivotal getting them back to to before he got hurt. So, um, you know, and Marcus Morris is dealing with the knee issue. So, um, one thing that I do think is interesting, and it's going to be the thing that I watch very closely. Starting tonight is ever since Devin Booker got cracked in the head. Has not been the same player and he broke his nose in three different places. He had to have a miserable procedure to reset it because they didn't have enough time to put him under anesthesia. So we had to get eight injections of numbing agent in there just so they could set it and he was obviously very uncomfortable in the mask in Game three and stealing within adjusting at the whole game. So look, Maybe he comes out today and it feels better in the mask and the swelling goes down. He's feeling better, and he's been able to practice with it, and he starts shooting better, but he stood by 25%. Since he got hit in the face, and he's a vital vital player for them, and you know that it would dip. Devin Booker is restricted that levels, the playing the talent playing field that was in Phoenix with saver. It went in order for the Clippers. The tightest series of Paul George had officer Paul George has to be Paul George, what he's been doing, Um, since quiet went down, and I feel like he's taking his game to another level. And with Marcus Morris is, you know, availability in question. Who is the who is another clipper that needs to step up and help Paul George out tonight in your mind? Like they have to get some scoring from somewhere, and Reggie Jackson has carried them in this regard since Co I went down, but there are times when Paul George is on the bench. Tyler, who put some lineups out there that have no creator and they're just very, very heavily reliant on just, you know, ball movement and put backs and stuff like that. So you know, Reggie Jackson has played that role of guy who When this guy makes plays. It just is like an injection in their arm. And that's Luke Kennard. He is. He is the guy who has been run hot and cold throughout the entire season. He's been out of the rotation and when he's when he's when he's given them a lift because of his shooting, and he can do it, But you know he can handle the ball a little bit into a little ball creation. A little shot creation. It means everything to them. And I just I know it's not a comfortable thing to say. Can we count on our seventh man or a man or whatever He is stepping up and having a big game, but like That might be the difference between them stealing another game or two here because Kinnard is the guy that they really believe them. They gave him a massive contract extension before the season because they think he can be a type of player and you know, Anybody who can put the ball on the on the floor and create a shot for himself. The role that Lou Williams played on this team that that is now gone because they want to trade Ferrando. Anybody who can do that would be a huge Web because Paul George while he's putting up numbers, he's not being very efficient. He was only nine of 26 in Game three, and people are talking about how great he played. I mean,.
"luke kennard" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Could because people don't because the respect i have for hal the clippers state in this game. There was a run there in that third quarter where the avalanche felt the crowd again. Gone crazy and lou cannot in that. Fourth quarter actually was huge hitting some of those threes just stepping into them. I'm like no great shot. Luke kennard also do. That's that's wild but for georgia. He did he made the great play to get the layup and then he hit the mid range and he did all the right things. Star should do good good. Hard percentage looks gets the lucky coal. As far as the overturn he goes to the free throw line and then he goes long on that second. One and one of those free throws at least almost guarantees in extension of the game. You know the sons were probably going to run a similar play to what they ran their with. I in all hang on the head more time. That didn't they actually. they could've. they could've gone for three. But i think they probably would have gone for a book amid ranger to try to extend. The game is so whatever. But i think if he hits both free throws not losing and well that's right that's right one then then they also may not lose on that last possession overtime or whatever but he was clearly struggling last night. Pulled georgia legs look a little bit heavy. He hit the big three. Though lady only went one for eight from danton. He was trying to do everything we can do. We got some help from his supporting cast. Their and you just honestly felt the clippers earned that one. I really do you think that everything. That gold through the played well enough. Now the the overturn call on When when beverly knocked it out of devon booker his hands but the rules they got correct. But we'll patrick beverley signature. Move at this point. Yeah the ball guys. Hand barely in the last couple of seconds. Did it christmas day. Right against lebron a few years they like come on. Perfectionism here is ruining basketball and all sports really when it comes to instant replace. I think it is. It's just got. It's just goes overboard where well in in that. In that instance again it's clearly beverly's you movement that knocks the ball out. And yes. It technically comes up but if you can do that then then every single call when it goes out of bounds on a contested. Rebound o'clock shot because they twelve hours and those calls would be overturned all the time and again. If you're gonna fall fine. But i think we all understand that in basketball. That's not off of book. That's beverley because he knocked it out and you if you're going to get down and down to the nitty gritty like that. It's going to ruin the game and that took why too long as well. That eight seconds of this game took eight minutes in the last ninety seconds of the game took almost a half an hour. And what do they look worse. We're gonna watch everybody. I'm sure watching the show here today. Or listening to the podcast. We're gonna watch basketball if it's five hours long because we love it but it's not for us here where you've got to get rid of this and clean it up and maybe just get rid of it completely all these instant replay reviews its for casual fans is to get more fans because that's not exciting if you are on the east coast or your international or whatever time it is like that's that's not keeping you interested. I know you jokes like well look at your phone. There's a lot of funny stuff going on twitter. A man lee couldn't even he didn't have the energy even more time. The thing is with that. I honestly think they need to be the thirty seconds to change the call or to jump ball or you just stick with the call. You've got dragging it out like that when we were watching a guy okay. Fine call it off and then if you're gonna call it but you don't need six thousand different replays of it you know. It's the same one when it went off. Zoo butts and deondraye eight and there's we can see as we get to see the same thing like what what are they need to continually look at it. It's like get off him. I assume the pendulum has swung too far yet direction because when when booker hit patrick beverley in the face. And patrick beverley flop. There was no whistle. They just decided. After patrick beverley was lying on the ground and everyone was complaining. That yeah we're gonna go video review it just in case it was a flagrant foul or successive or whatever and the same thing with that. Patrick beverley out of devon off of devon booker's hands like we all know in basketball if a guy swipes on the defensive side of the ball and knocks it out. it's it's the offensive teams ball brexit. But but now the pendulum has swung. And so we're watching scott foster and his water those shoes. If you guys saw those those are like real corrective shoes they're monsters. I couldn't get a good one actually. Didn't notice other huge. It's kinda hard to see. I didn't get a great great screengrabbed..
"luke kennard" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Nauseous and lightheaded. His team was down 14 points, who had Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz rallied in Game one with the Clippers. Donovan comes off the pick. Luke Kennard is now guarding Kwai Leonard brings the double Donovan goes away from it. Drives with the right hand to the rocket score. That O Donovan Mitchell, You are marvelous. David Lock on jazz radio. Mitchell felt well enough to score 32 2nd half points, giving him 45 on the night he and the jazz stealing a 1, 12 19, W and Rudy go bare blocked. Marcus Morris is three just before the final horn. Mitchell all business postgame. At the end of the day. I know that I gotta do this three more times. We got to win three more times. That's really where I met. You know, it's it's great to get a game one win. And at the end of the day we did we're supposed to do. We went at home and we gotta do the same thing. Uh, Paul George taunted with overrated chance last night as he missed 13. 17 shots. Joel Embiid 40 points as the Sixers saved a split at home. 1 18 1 Oh, two over the Hawks, fairly blowing a 21 point lead in that one tray. Young had just won three scoring only 21 point. And that wraps up that game tonight or the Nuggets. Send sons. Denver spent. It's off day celebrated Cola. Yokich is M V P. He beat out and beat and Steph Curry. He's the 1st 2nd round pick to win M v P in the Common Draft era, which dates to 1966. An independent arbiter. This is non Canadian Bacon news. By the way, an independent arbitrator has upheld the eight game suspension of Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri. If Colorado forces a game seven. He can play in that one. But first things first. It's Game six, going back to Colorado back to Vegas. I've forgotten already. The Knights of 32 OT win last night to take a 32 lead in that series after the Lightning closed out the Hurricanes to nothing in their game five. The Arizona Diamondbacks have not won a road game since April. 25th remind you I say that on June 9th last night's five to loss in Oakland was their 18th in a row away from home. Not to be outdone, the Rockies losing in Miami, 62. They are four and 23. On the road this season. Cocoa Golf sent home from the French Open a straight set loss in her quarterfinal with Barbara Critique of a this morning Rafi on the Darwin Novak Djokovic have their quarterfinals later on today. And now, boys Let's get stunned. It doesn't take much to surprise this bouncing baby boy. This is honestly the most stunned. I have ever been on the show to a news for the show is stunned to a new Mac and Bear tweets with an update on our favorite elephants,.
"luke kennard" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Was feeling nauseous and lightheaded. His team was down 14 points with Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz rallied in Game one. With the Clippers economy comes off the pick. Luke Kennard is now guarding Kwai Leonard brings the double Donovan goes away from it. Drives with the right hand to the rocket score. That O Donovan Mitchell, You are marvelous. David Lock on jazz radio. Mitchell felt well enough to score 32 2nd half points, giving him 45 on the night he and the jazz stealing a 1, 12 19 W and Rudy Gobert blocked. Marcus Morris is three just before the final horn. Mitchell all business postgame. At the end of the day. I know that I gotta do this three more times. We got to win three more times. That's really where I'm at. You know, it's great to get a game one win. And at the end of the day we did. We're supposed to. We went home and we gotta do the same thing. Uh, Paul George taunted with overrated chance last night as he missed 13. 17 shots. Joel Embiid 40 points at the Sixers saved a split at home. 1 18 1 Oh, two over the Hawks, Philly blowing a 21 point lead in that one tray. Young had just won three scoring only 21 points. And that wraps up that game tonight where the Nuggets send sons. Denver spent. It's off day celebrated Cola. Yokich is M V P. He beat out and beat and Steph Curry. He's the 1st 2nd round pick to win M v P in the Common Draft era, which dates to 1966. An independent arbiter. This is non Canadian Bacon news. By the way, an independent arbitrator has upheld the eight game suspension of Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri. If Colorado forces a game seven. He can play in that when the first things first, it's Game six, going back to Colorado back to Vegas. I've forgotten already. The Knights of 32 OT win last night, take a 32 lead in that series after the Lightning closed out the Hurricanes to nothing in their game five. The Arizona Diamondbacks have not won a road game since April. 25th remind you. I say that on June 9th Last night's 52 lost in Oakland was their 18th in a row away from home. Not to be outdone, the Rockies losing in Miami, 62. They are four and 23. On the road this season. Cocoa Golf sent home from the French Open a straight set loss in her quarterfinal with Barbara Critique of a this morning Rafi on the Darwin Novak Djokovic have their quarterfinals later on today. And now, boys Let's get stunned. Yeah, it doesn't take much to surprise this bouncing baby boy. This is honestly the most stunned. I have ever been on the show to a news for the A show is stunned to a new, uh Mac and bear tweets.
"luke kennard" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"Then you know tim hardaway junior. Doria smith jalen brunson trey burke and company on willie cauley stein. This and that So with this. I mean the clippers are going to face a team that is the best human mba and regular season. That is and they're they're gonna they're going to have to play. You know very very tough basketball for Forty eight three eight minutes against a very good very well coach. I'm quincy carter. Basketball team are there's not any stats ago off of this. I mean if you look at the box score for the last much between these teams I believe that donovan. Mitchell did not play a game and he didn't Oh no he did. I apologize So donald mitchell discipline the last match up between these two teams In this match up Quiet leonard score. Twenty points Paul george had twenty five The still when lou williams would on a basketball team. Keep my so. This was a really really long time ago. And lou williams got traded for Odyssey range on rondos. So we'll see how was we'll see how this series turns out I think that You know the bench of the utah. Jazz is going to have to outplay. This clippers bench shum from top to bottom. I think. Joe ingles jordan clarkson gourmet jane on and company are gonna have to Try to perform a regime. Rondo Avi kazoo bach. Luke kennard Pat beverley or whoever comes off the bench for this group They're gonna have to be able to play better defense and play better offense than clippers so overall That's going to be the third segment of today's podcast nuggets go up one. Oh sons go one against the nuggets on the clippers. Defeat the mavericks and well-played utah jazz. game one being on tuesday june eighth. I'm the day i'm recording..
"luke kennard" Discussed on Titus & Tate
"Lakers are. He is the name of the dog with the fire around. Like this is fine. They're not panicking care. Don't worry the lakers can be down. Three oh i trust lebron james in the first round. It's gonna work out. It did not work out. Did not he gets off twitter. But that brings us to the other two things. I know about nick basketball fan. He loves luka doncic yes he does and he hates the los angeles clippers. Yes occur again. That were started around twenty nine thousand nine israel. They are frauds. They they are the kings of la. Because lebron james so nicaragua's almost three is attached to point one. Yes they're all they're all one of the save and this was he took every single eddie has put him in all of those baskets and over the course of the last week was all of those baskets bust open and the exit follow. No he looked in the basket said. Oh my god. Extra flat flash flood eggs and listen to the fraud. Power rankings are objective. I don't mean to lob grenades friends. I don't i don't mean to have friendly fire. We want to come on the show to explain to us where his head is at. You know moving forward. Like what is lebron. Need to stay at the top of the motor lebron and indeed they need. They need more help. Nick what help do they need. Let's figure it out together. It would be great. If he's just like leukaemia. Go de la looking to the luca. Forget about your supermax. Forget about your bird rights. None of that matters win a championship for lebron. We gotta go for six. Or nick is. Nick is fighting for damian lillard to play for both teams dislike fly back and whatever whoever's on national television that we the lakers edessa. Tnt the dame gets that game and then whatever game is like the local like whenever whoever's playing to magic dame you don't play him you play in the here here is the here is the issue with dame. I've seen the lakers fans i. I've seen lakers fans even goes as far titus to say they want to trade. Anthony davis for dame lillard but it brings back the exact point i just brought up. Daimler's point guard So is lebron james. So as luka doncic so if they play on the same team it's the kyrie irving lebron situation where both guys are like. I should have the ball. And then we have a stalemate and then blows up so that is not the answer is all. I'm saying to lakers fans. You're not the answer. But then that's when you need the third guy where you have the kyri. James harden kyrie james harden throw in durant and then it's just so much talent so trade. Why don't they treat kuzina. He wasn't very good. Trade charisma for damian lillard and the best part about the. That's what lakers fans will you lakers fans. That's what lebron fans will say to you and then caruso and for daimler straight then you say if you're like so why would the blazes won't do like he's six wore like just call them trash Those those are your fraud so as a game. seven i. I don't know. I i wanted to talk about the mavs blowing but also Leukaemia what else what else. We got hit on shadow luke kennard. Acc luke kennard and terrence mann. Both coming out of nowhere a little bit terrence man's getting lucar terrence mann not surprising. I guess he's part of the rotation Luke kennard play in the first. Three games Comes out of nowhere in game seven. I would probably have like eleven point. Thirty five hundred eleven points but it felt the thirty austin rivers type game where he came in and made a difference. I mean it was looted the definition when you hear a home team. We'll have role players. Step up the fact that was lou. Canard's moment you mentioned teheran's man. I think this sums up the clippers in a nutshell to me tears man in the corner. He was kicked out of pass. He shoots three. It's a complete airball airball. Kawhi leonard catches said. Airball puts it back in and one looks at dance. Man says good pass you know. That is the clippers in a nutshell. You know it's not necessarily what the clippers and they're mine. It's like we're taking the three and it's going to be air mall airball but the lucky part of their entire existence that kawhi leonard is underneath the basket and he take it and say great pass. He is framing the clippers in a different light. And i think that is bringing some positive. He t killed the clippers curse at some level yesterday. That was a coalisland win. First-round seriously it was like hawaii. Leonard spiting the idea of like he was superseding the clippers. You know like they were supposed to lose. Everyone knew that we had the pitch. For example. Like i said and then he was able to get above it and rise above it so he does not belong in the clippers. But for right now. If you're clippers fan like you've gotta be happy with him. Are i also mad that the mavericks did not beat the clippers. Because i think clippers going to beat the jazz. And i'm i'm really worried about the clippers I think if the mavericks. I think the mavs play the jazz. The jazz have their way with them. But absolutely i worry about exist. If they're playing the mavs yeah but right now it's clips and sick clips. Does every series go to six. That's what everyone says this even six. And even the there. A kid that graduated high school in phoenix. That's said sons and six at his graduation. The sons one in six and this kid was getting all..
"luke kennard" 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 kennard" Discussed on The Sports Reporters
"To a very very very busy monday morning. Edition of the sports reporters podcasts. I what's happened in pro basketball since we spoke to you last and we will start with what happened yesterday in a game. Seven in which my god. The home team finally won a game. The clippers came back from being to down to the dallas mavericks. Having lost the first two at home and guys in the space of. I don't know what ten days. They look like a clippers team that was going to go in with all the other clippers teams to a team that you can legit see. Maybe making it to the nba finals and give credit to coach lou for making roster decisions that have paid enormous benefits. Do you know is a d. n. p. in this crucial seventh game yesterday patrick beverley. Yep he's been replaced by our old friend. Michael our alma mater guy reggie jackson mitch. You can never go wrong with a boston college. Man or explicit. Yes you can know. You can't go wrong with former detroit pistons which i believe the clippers have three. Okay canard and morris and reggie jackson and and they've aband- we thought that was going to be a kiss of death. But bob you're right the the bench as as critical as quiet. Leonard was and this was vintage. this series was vintage. Kawhi leonard is this reminded me of of the year that they want it with toronto and he was just unstoppable but the support of terrence man and the other guys that they got. That's what won that game for them because remember it was it was even going into the third quarter when when The the mavs. Po came back from that halftime deficit and actually pulled ahead. And then everything fell apart for them. And we'll talk about what we're wrong with dallas in a minute but it was. It was a total team win. You know a lot of those big shots. That were made down the stretch. Just keep that lead to far for dallas to catch up with them. Were by morris and jackson and other guys and not. Just not just paul george and kawhi leonard and they did show a flash of a team that could go very far. I i you know the fact that they were in a game seven to begin with and had lost all the games before does make. You wonder what the hell's going to happen next with this team. I a hands off on predicting anything for the clippers. I can't but they did what they needed to do yesterday. The bench edge was twenty seven to six and they had seven guys in double figures including as you said man in luke kennard who will take minimum in this series he. He goes three five on threes. And of course the big thing three points they were twenty for forty three and the the mavs were ten for thirty six and therein lies huge part of it. Let's talk about cooper second. Okay because he has kind of because of the way last season ended because that looked like the leonard. Paul george experiment hadn't won. It looked like being. A clipper was almost going to be too much for him to to overcome. Let's say he wins the nba championship this year. You know that gives them in his career. Three lebron has four okay. Quite leonard doesn't turn thirty until the end of this month and what we saw when his team was up against it in against the mavericks was all of the elements to his game. I'm not saying he's this. Great an all around player. Don't miss as lebron. Don't misunderstand me but he is. He plays both ends of the court. He is a team player. He when they need a bucket he can get a bucket when they need to pass he makes a pass winning. Needs to rebound. Against a rebound. We were reminded that. I don't even know why we should have forgotten. What a truly great player. He is one other one other thing. You listed all the things that he does when he has to defend he can shut somebody down. Lebron doesn't do that. And and he what he did on don-shik What was the story the series when they won you know i was obviously very close. They went seven games but he was able to slow down a guy who is just remarkable in his ability to create and make shots from ridiculous angles. And you throw that on top of all the offensive things that you just added mike and that's a complete performance. I thought when you said you know we forgot about him. I you know my mind immediately went to out the pairings of what the nba is now of like. Who's got who's got three and who's got three and who's got to the. He and paul. George quickly fell behind the nets and the lakers in terms of Who's got the cluster of superstars and so it was easy to sort of. He was under the radar because all year long we were talking about which nets are healthy and what they're going to be like when they play together and hell look at ad and lebron when they play together and and forgot that quiet. Leonard by himself. Because paul george has not become an. I don't think ever was supposed to be at the level of an infant. He's win to i to mitch right. He's not a d. To lebron he's not durant to harden. He's he's a he's a really really really good player and they like each other and they play well together but quite leonard is is a superstar. Pop here's the thing. Okay he but he does quite does have paul george. You know who doesn't have a second guy and is going to need one the luca because it's not porzingis we. I don't see how anybody could watch them. Play and watch the last few years and think he's the guy and i. Actually you kind of had the feeling yesterday with luca plank surpassing game other than at the free throw line. Then he was over his shoulder saying where. Where's the cavalry coming to help me. You're not going to get the out of bogota nagai. Yesterday i was he was he was very important. I cup looking out there. Thinking they got a seven four in seven three guy on the florida. Welk at for much of that game Interesting stat aspect of the game. I think the was the fact that The clippers had thirty assists. On forty-one baskets and george had ten assists and coed nine. And and that. That sounds like the way you want to play basketball to me. But the donncha things interesting. I mean have. We reached the point. Now where being guys. Clearly a superstar. And he's young and he's he's i believe i'm correct in saying he's only played playoff games against the la clippers right because this was the second year and in the playoffs and they got eliminated less so his whole knowledge of the playoffs is playing against the la clippers But but is it. Are we at the point. Where you as good as he is. If you don't have another guy who's at least three quarters as good as he is. You're not going to advance in the nba. i match. it's a fair question. If you can because i you can and i'm i'm telling you something. I would not a who knows what's going to happen with this young man's career okay. I he might not he might be looking around and saying. I want to go play with the cool kids to i. He porzingas at sixteen and eleven. Yesterday it's a nice game. He still a kind of a unique player because of his size. Bob's right. I mean he seven three and he can shoot from the outside. But you can't keep them on the court for extended periods of time and luca. It looked like it was him against the clips yesterday and he'll have a lot to think about in this offseason season and he listen we can say they went to game seven. They won the first two games on the road. But they don't have that second guy we do want to acknowledge new weirdness of the series the historic nature of the series in which it took to the game seven to get a single home court. Victory what do you make of it guy do..
"luke kennard" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"A level and we saw him do it. You know in the in the second half also have those big moments in. It's funny you know someone who over the last few years obviously is had to really manage his minutes etcetera during the regular season. But we've seen it playoff playoff payoff in the playoffs. Now our he can still get to that machine like level of efficiency in postseason games. Three remarkable so i think. Listen maybe we're having a different conversation. If marcus morris doesn't go supernova from three if luke kennard doesn't have eleven points in ten minutes The mavs hit some. You know more free throws especially luke over the course of a few games. maybe i'm not seen coexist but e coli even during the first three games when you know the clippers had lost two of them he was playing spectacularly so i think has an edge because of what he was doing on both ends of the floor. Okay so i. I agree with you. I think that coli was the best player in the series. And i think that that will rankle Some of our listeners. Potentially especially when you look at the context of you know The mavs roster versus the clippers roster. Luca did not have paul george as a teammate to take a lot of the offensive pressure off he did not even have Tim hardaway junior shut. The lights out thought darrien finished. Smith played pretty good. Two-way basketball right. He was great. Yeah yeah he was okay but he can't put the ball on the floor and do anything with it. Which is what the clippers wanted him to do. And that was a disaster But like the matters. Don't even have a reggie jackson to be frank. Like reggie jackson was humongous especially in game. Six In the first quarter that game could have gotten real ugly real quick You mentioned canard. Terrence mann is like one of my favorite players and i jokingly tweeted that the clippers have a big three at halftime came seven just because terrence man's impact is incredible on the energy that.
"luke kennard" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Behind the screen. Three is another Miss rebounded by Jackson. Set the lineups for you, Reggie Jackson and Paul George with Rondo, Zuba, said Luke Kennard for the Clippers and those black home uniforms. Bernard has it briefly sends a Toronto in the right corner. Back up to Luke. Three point shooter drives Brunt's into the dotted line leans in, sends it out to a wide open. Rondo's squares for three missed it long. And Powell has the Mavericks rebound. That's already 33 point attempts for Rondo in the early going. Here's Braun sin against Rondo. Missed rebound came right to him, chucked it back at the rim. That's no good and out across the in line to the Clippers. Betrayal is 1 38 37. That's good. Dallas defense. Don't let Paul George take shots. Reggie Jackson's been good. You get Rondo taking threes, You'll take that every single possession. Second minute of play here in the second quarter. If it's a zoo bats from the top will feed Paul George. Just right of the circle. George against Bronson now puts it on the deck passes to an open Cannard corner three on its way and in the Clippers take the lead. An art in there because he can do that. Make that corner three wide open. Good look from Paul George Lucas, Harder, largely did not play in the first five games of the series, got a little run in Game six and a three pointer for the lead here in Game seven. Bronson around a screen of Powell and Rondo, trying to fight through commits the foul L A with a bunch of fouls in the first quarter. That will be their first of the second quarter number two on Rondo. Eight free throws for Dallas in the first quarter. Just two for the clips got to play better defense without violence. Clippers are 16 or 24 from the field, and they lead by two. Yeah. That good or bad they shot right. They shot that same number 67% in the first quarter. And we're down three and still trailing this one by two off the inbound. Bronson has it finding Hardaway, who pops.
"luke kennard" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"He'll be on the call for the Hawks Knicks tonight. On TNT. Then he's got the sons and Lakers Game three tomorrow night. Also on TNT, Jim Thanks for joining us your level of concern for the Clippers today is what Very hot. They're very high, you know, because I covered him all year. So it was a game earlier in the year, one of the Mavericks were up like 50 at halftime. And I say, Well, you know, that's an anomaly happened one of those games now the Clippers weren't completely healthy, but During the course of a year. I mean Dallas just even last year in the bubble. It was something about that maverick team when they matched up against damage. I mean, when the Mavericks messed up against Clippers that kind of gave him a little fit. And you can see it kind of showing up right now. Uh, you know, in this early Syria, especially Dallas morning, both on the road. But you got big games from Paul George and Big Games from Kwai Leonard. That's supporting cast is very suspect here. You know, it was weird about it. Dan is that during the course of the year, Nicholls soon really play well, early in the year was, you know Luke Kennard, who's not playing a lot because of matchups in this one. Um, surgeon Baka not being back in the fold. I think hurts a lot because that was Big component of what they did the Clippers with their you know, dribble, penetration, pick and pop. If you help you can pop surge out he can knock in that three, which also kept the court spread. And that's not happening. So you combine that with the fact that Tim Hardaway Jr is playing well. The thing is, is back in the lineup playing you got Jalen Brunton who solid and of course Luke is going to be looked at me. You know what I mean? Luke has been successful against this pepper team. Everything is trending towards the Maverick from a matchup perspective What again you win a couple of dollars now, even Siri, but some things have to be changed. Level of concern you would have for the Phoenix Suns. Youth is the biggest thing Even with Chris Paul. Okay, Now you're going back to l A. And then they did their job. You know, I used to be said then go in. On the road. You just want to get one game where those two persons second game and you wanna get make sure you got home court advantage now, and that's something now the Phoenix Suns last year in the bubble, Everything was great. It was isolated in the bubble now. Little bit more pressure playing on the road, but I think money, Williams Way got this team locked and even that Lakers game last night. Okay, like just wanted, this thing was nip and tuck. You know, it could have win it in the balance of a shot here. Their defensive stop. Phoenix could be up to O Just never know what I'm going to get from Anthony Davis. When he's great. It feels like the Lakers are great, and when he's not, it doesn't feel like they're great. You feel that same way Want you? What do you think it is? What? What does your gut tell you? I think he's some. He doesn't pick his spots. Like you should take over the game. LeBron LeBron is able to do that. But he has to pick his spots. Anthony Davis should be like, Get me the ball. I Nice said yesterday. Get to the free throw line. Don't be shooting fadeaway jumpers. You know, you got Jake Crowder on you. Come on, get to the hoop. Make them make them make place on you. And then it feels like that opens up everything else for everybody else on the team. Now. Did you notice that the beginning the game they made it emphasis That kind of really get 80 started. I mean, I really get him. No, he was more aggressive yesterday. You know, really looking for a shot, and I do think at times He settled for billing his opponent out. But how many guys in league also do that? I mean, it's it's a kind of a different mind set. The easy way out is to take a little jump shot. Instead of No, you know, pounding in back of somebody. And now is that a fact that You know, the spacing is not there in time or, you know, it may be a double team coming in. You're trying to avoid that? I don't know, but I know what a D and the Lakers And I think your point is valid on this. LeBron can't go 38 minutes and kind of go. He just can't. I mean, he's not built like that, But he is built in the playoffs for Spurs on when he can pick when he can go. 80 has to be a guy that's constantly going You know, and whether he's shooting or not, I think is not. The point is how aggressive Izzy to attracting the defense to say, Okay, we're gonna have to help produce some, and then he comes okay. Shot over the top or He didn't make the plays one of his teammates If I gave you the Lakers or the field in the West, Who would you take? Mm. All right, then. That's a tough one might think is the field is tough man. You know the see it now. Down of the Mitchell being healthy. Murray being healthy. Uh, I still gotta head storage the Lakers because of LeBron You know, you know if there's if there's a you tell me a match up what you think the Lakers would really have. Problems. I think the Clippers matchup when we're bound. If they get past, no doubt I'll be they match up with them well. Um, but it's something about LeBron in the situation, you know? You think you ever pick against LeBron? Hard That's like asking. Did you ever think you could pick against Michael? You know what I mean? Because you knew it was something there. Even when I got down the Portland when they played important one or they they lost the first game to the Lakers. You know back then you're like Mm. Maybe that port and I mean the Lakers is just like God. Something about Michael. Many times. Did you have that? Where you go? We're facing a guy and this isn't gonna This isn't gonna go well tonight. You can't say it, but you're thinking it and maybe all your teammates knew that this isn't gonna go well. But you know what? Though, Dan, Here's your thing. It's not so much the guy like you know that Luke is gonna get hit. Okay. You know that LeBron is gonna be effective in different ways. You know, back in the day Mike was going to get it. What you choose The X factors. Those are the guys that end up having like during and finish Smith in that first game against the Clippers, you game plan to leave him open. They you game plan. That's the game plan, and then he makes you pay for it. Okay. How many times have we seen Robert Orry have big game. Yeah, Second Kobe, we're going to get there. That's somewhat even if they're not as effective But it's always the other guys that end up having some kind of impact on the game. And then those are the ones that you worry about. You know to me? You faced Michael, you face Kobe and you face LeBron. Mm..
Clippers hit 19 3s, beat Bucks 129-105
"The clippers had a real good showing against the milwaukee bucks clip raining down threes resembling that squad. That got out to the hot start. They had a quick giant as the west number one seat earlier this year. They've won six in a row but no one is going to believe them until the playoffs but they do have all the parts. Even though a lot of them are sitting out. Paul george out of this game. Patrick beverley out of this game. Rajon rondo to this game. They're starting backward in this jackson. And luke kennard had a combined eleven threes. What happens when beverly comes back. Does he go into the starting lineup. Does canard come out more of a ball. Who has been impressing. Good problems for tyler. No problems for the clippers serge ibaka. His fashion stays on point as it did with the toronto raptors. Yes he does fashion. He does art as surge. Said with that bucket. Had in that fancy scarf slash mask
"luke kennard" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"Well. Open seven days a week from 11 A.m. to 9 P.m.. Now I got the business stuff, by the way is going to win Losers Boom boom! Who is your my winner this week is staying right here in the Big 10 Io do Sue. One of my favorite players in the Big 10 basically will's his team to a win over Nebraska on the road. 31 points, six assists. They talk about him when I saw some projections as a second round pick. The guy is a stud and gonna be a great NBA player. If you pass on him in the first round and you have the opportunity. I think a lot of people are going to regret it. So my winner this week I'll go Suma. I like it. I like it a lot. And who knows? My loser is the referees in the Indiana Ohio State basketball game yesterday. I don't know if any of you guys watch, but I watched that game quite closely because I was excited. Indiana's a team that I'm very high on. I thought they might have a chance any time that they were closed, like the referees just took it right out of their hands and Still think Ohio State probably would have won the game anyway. But to me, it's like they just didn't even give him an opportunity. So as a big basketball fan that was excited for that game. You just hate to see games that, like I said, I think Ohio State probably still would have won, but They didn't even give Indiana chance. So for me that I don't like to pick on referees often, but they just didn't even give him an opportunity to get that window yesterday down in Columbus, so they are my losers. For this week. I might go up to my boy. He has ski up under his name. But Alex, who is your winner? Uh, tipping it. Keep it in my weekly testing This boat here. City pays my winner this week. 30 points 12 boards against the Boston Celtics, seven of seven on threes. Most made threes in a team without a miss. Hierarchy. I'm pretty sure in league history is what they said. Really, really likes out game from him and, you know, obviously, systems are not very good this year, but they beat some pretty good teams. It's been so my fun to be bad, you know, knowing that you're beating a couple good teams and you're hanging in quite a video games and, you know, sleep baby was two seconds or it was mid first round. Putting. I mean to say was their second pick total in the first round is what I was trying to say there and it's really nice sees progression. It looks like he's got the potential to be, You know, a nice three. Indeed, I may be a little bit more. He looks comfortable right now. He's boarding. He's you know, he's getting there. Defensively. The shot looks good. And, you know, he's basically replaced Luke Kennard sort of, you know, considering the jury and ended up getting him with that pit. And I just really, really liked a guy and I'm happy with this development thus far, so city pays my winner this week. I couldn't agree with you more. And I agree with it. Some of the moves that Troy Weaver has made that people were scratching their heads that are questioning. You know, we know where what direction the team is trying to take right now. But having some bright spots like City Bay or Jeremy Grant play the way that he has Gives you hope that Hey, we've got at least some some bright spots, Or at least hitting on some of those picks now. So great winner. Who is your boozer? I got to do with Mr ST. I just have to. I mean, 30 Point loss against Iowa. You know, it's a Listen, Tom. I know you're just holding out for money, Bates, but this is embarrassing. You know, it might be cool to see Isn't Mr fan or might not so much cool, But it might be, you know, you know, decent to see. You know, state looks so terrible because I know the feeling is mutual for them when we don't look so good, but Come on, man, 30 points and Garza doesn't even do anything. The little game. That's probably the biggest thing. I was so shocked. I was shocked enough to see a 30 point loss. I was extremely shocked to see that Garcia did nothing. You know, you know where the in that game so tight. I mean, they're not losing their crashing and burning. So I just have to give it to state this week for just an awful awful performance and a tough season so far. All right, JJ from within park, I'm going to you from the Amazon studios in Ann Arbor, who was your order? Hi. Winner this week gives jeans welter Morris, The 1985, Iowa hot guys gave him a run for their money. And I'm still I still love you. Jamie Morris. Now, Alex, You actually took my winner this week. I should have. I should have known better to not even go or even look in the direction of the Pistons. Don't touch my piss. I know. I know. I was stupid. I should have known better. I wonder this week. I had to think of this last minute, but a really good game the other night in the Minnesota Golden goal first, Markus Carr nailing down Ah, three pointer with about 15 seconds left to give him the wind over the Purdue Boilermakers. He had a really good game leading leading scorer in that 1 19 points overproduced 71 68. If you didn't watch the game, which I didn't watch the game, I just watch highlights. But he had a really good game. I look forward to to seeing what you can do in the future. Markus Carr is my winner this week. Choice you want. Kid has his good one. Especially on the fly like that. It was a great Yeah, this guy, this guy just flexing his big 10 basketball of muscles right now. All right step Alicia, and I wish I could add more to the discussion of like, March Madness and all that fun stuff that you guys talk about. I haven't really been paying attention, Tolo. Any of that. But what I have seen is a couple of losses out of this Missouri team. 10th ranked Missouri couple losses this week last Wednesday night against all Ms 80 to 59. That's a 21 point lost their on ranked, but mind you and then against last night our Kansas 86 to 81. So to unranked teams, and it doesn't look well on your resume when it comes down to us talking about March Madness, the bubble all this fun stuff, Missouri..
"luke kennard" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA
"Thursday thursday thursday thursday thursday. Ed not so special. Thursday thursday thursday thursday thursday thursday their day. Nine special were good. We're feeling great two and one on the year so far so good tonight to challenge them. It's a big challenge. I'm looking around all these nba games and there's guys out in. It's just like what. What do you do here. I decided to focus on this one tonight because after watching miami get just absolutely pummeled by the nuggets last night. All right there on a back to back. They're going up against the clippers. The clippers are without everybody though. Patrick beverley paul. George is out. The heater actually favored in this game. They are a five point favorite but the heat still without of course so last night. Jimmy butler health and safety protocols. Chris salva with his hip tyler herro day. Today he's heartless is out dragic out. Meyers leonard is out. I mean this is a this is an interesting one man. I mean serge ibaka. -t's kind of like leading the clippers at this stage. He's leading with six point. Four rebounds and averages twelve points per game luke kennard shooting fifty one percent. He's averaging nine points per game. Can the clippers way. They're thirteen and five i. They're rock and roll in into but they're trying to stay afloat here. Miami's trying to break a losing streak man at four and four a home. But they've lost the last four games and Coming off back toback all right here. We go so this is basically the battle of a bunch of backup players few starters in there but so this is a crap shoot tough one but i put all my thursday night powers into this game. We're looking for three and one. We're looking to just rip and roar through the month of january. This is my last january. Pick trying to get three in order to get three. I'm going to have to go with the clippers. Hold onto you. Would you like people to know about you. Find guy some love the game of basketball..
"luke kennard" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"Rabbit things up with one of the hottest teams in the nba. Right now. how the clippers. Be able to turn it on. The clippers are on a six game. Win streak right now. And last week when i talked about them. I said that if they have championship aspirations they need to defend better and they really did this week. In their game against the pacers and the kings they held both teams to ninety six points which was a low on. The season for clipper opponents. And this is with the indiana team that averages andrea in twelve points per game a kings team that averages under thirteen while clipper opponents in general average one. Oh eight so they really help. Teams below average is in all of these categories. And it's really great to see that. This team is making more of a commitment to that end of the ball because they should be a championship. Level team am not side of the game is really important anonymously. Lost a few key bench pieces going into the season. Have you seen their benchtop to make a comeback against the pacers. The bench really led the way for this team. Luke kennard and monte morris senior both put up twenty points each with patrick patterson contributing to end on really efficient offense and as we know stars are what really drives a team but the bench is the anchor and so for any team. That is supposed to be as good as the clippers are. That bench is going to need to contribute on a nightly basis and seeing that against the pacers is really huge for this team. Having one of the most explosive dynamic duos in the league has always told a soil for the clippers how their stars playing against both the kings and the thunder their star power really lead the way against the kings coli. Leonard had thirty two points on thirteen of twenty two shooting and then against the thunder last night. He had thirty one on ten of twenty one shooting coming in with paul george. He tied his career high for assists in a game with twelve against the kings and he dropped twenty nine point seven rebounds and five assists against the thunder and my mentioned last week. That paul george is just having a stellar season. Averaging around twenty five points a game with fifty fifty ninety splits this guy is just on an tear. He's early front runner in mvp race. Or at least he's got to be in the conversation. He's averaging a career high in assists per game five point six. He's also averaging a career high and phil. Gould percentage three point field senate and free throw percentage while these things are great the one aspect of his game that i will pick on is his turnovers because he's averaging a career high at three point nine a game he needs to be able to control this. I'm kind of dial back the turnovers and you know his detractors are always gonna say no matter how great he plays in the regular season. He needs to replicate that in the playoffs. But to me both things. Cannon are simultaneously. True paul george is having an incredible start to the season and he will need to replicate this performance in the playoffs. In order for the clippers to do what they want to do but one thing doesn't take away from the other..
CAVALIERS ACQUIRE TWO-TIME NBA ALL-STAR ANDRE DRUMMOND
"I think one of the themes of it's an obvious one. But between what they got a Cappella and the whole bunch of nothing. That Detroit got Andre Drummond. I think we've reached a point where the League league is valuing centers that's solely that I don I'm just did I make sense so lonely. I don't know without the they don't know. One is placing a lot of value on centers. And if the rockets looked Capella will look. We don't think our current team is at its best with Capelle on the floor. Mike is not gonNA play him. Let's turn them into someone who's GonNa play for for us that makes conceptual sense to me. There just wasn't I mean Boston. Look how easily these teams got. Andre Drummond Cleveland got under Donald for literally. Bring Jon Hinson Brandon Knight in the a second round pick nuts and nothing. Well I mean I mean in the second round pick is I think it's the warriors second in two thousand twenty two or twenty three and that's going to be probably a pretty decent so Yeah Yeah I think that's true But yeah drums a fascinating case because like what was the last time I'm a guy and all this year all star but on an expiring contract got US second round in Cap Filler. Detroit's GonNa get hammered for this. Yeah hammered but you know what didn't want on their team. Well that's the thing like. They got nervous that we started to see this market shrinking right. The market of Memphis didn't can have cap cap. Space went out the window. Atlanta doesn't need a center New York's got new owners management. There I mean we don't know if Andre Drummond drumming is Leeann Rose Guy You know that. I don't think that's going to be your first big signing go in there and like give him four years one hundred fifty million dollars in New York. The Knicks fans just just vomited. As you're saying that they just vomited So if you're Detroit you know what happens if he if he ops in then and you've got a you got him for the year. Maybe trying to flip him in another deal. So you kind of cut your Bait you get a second round pick You've got thirty five thirty six million million dollars in In Room to go out and get a starting point. Guard is Fred Vanfleet Dwayne Casey favor. And then you kind of patch up your rescue roster stor or you just wait and just kind of I mean I think the reality is that like Detroit is like like full rebuild. This and the canard rumors that they were willing to trade canard for a good draft. Pick not a crappy traffic. That's why they didn't get the deal done. They're probably haggling with Phoenix over as well as reported over how heavily protected or lightly that pick is going to be but but it does signal like. If you don't think Luke Kennard is a cinch to be part of your next Detroit Pistons CNN. He's what twenty two twenty three. Yeah his third year in the League and you think whoever you get you pick with this two thousand twenty draft pick like your old ways away