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Fresh update on "mavericks" discussed on The Free Agents
"A monstrous lion. Katie how are you man. Yeah they they drew up there. So you gotta get key out there. I just worry. i just worry that. They're going to sneak in bulls or knicks. Or somebody just caused just a juice off the ratings because i normally would be but the fact that they went away from the knicks last year me confidence that they won't go back to them again this year especially with like no crowd and msg to. Let's be honest that maybe comes into play. I don't think the next the bulls is an interesting. Yeah obviously huge market. While since they've played a christmas day game i met two thousand eighteen. They still haven't played okay. Yeah so yeah. The last time the bulls played was twenty. Sixteen on christmas day. But honestly the bulls. I hate to say it. They're one of the teams with the absolute least buzz in the league. Grab row. there's nothing going on in chicago. yeah. I don't think they'll be in the next. What do you think lead. Who am i missing snub. It should be a no brainer. I mean should we even do grizzlies. Pelicans obviously job versus i. You anything yeah. I think i'd like to see those battles. And that's why i wanna see nuggets versus the mavericks even though posing because we saw jamal. Murray dan in the bubble.
Oklahoma City Thunder agree to trade James Johnson to Dallas Mavericks
"First you Oklahoma thunders longest tenured and most beloved players. Steven Adams is being traded to the New Orleans pelicans, according to a report from ESPN and the athletic. It's part of a multi team trade. The thunder are getting future 1st and 2nd round draft picks in exchange for Adams. Thunder also traded James Johnson to Dallas for two players in a draft pick the
Fresh update on "mavericks" discussed on The Free Agents
"Moved they've made and new coach and being sort of one of those eastern conference teams as well sort of does come into play here. You need obviously some west coast teams to play the games east coast early ones and then it's tough for me on the final one nuggets feel like they almost deserve it. The mavericks with luca is big now. Porzingas will be injured. He wouldn't be playing. And then the. Pelicans zion williamson. We know how much he is and he was actually one of the games last year right i think they played the nuggets in the late game. It's a little tough. I'm going to go with the nuggets. So here's my lineup. Guys seventy sixers versus. The celtics will start the day with that. Be your twelve o'clock. Classic box heat will be the second game. Okay warriors nets. i want those two teams playing. I know that's a western conference eastern.
Philadelphia 76ers agree to trade Josh Richardson to Dallas Mavericks for Seth Curry, per report
"Today. Just now josh. Richardson was traded by the sixers to the mavericks at a thirty six. Pick with richardson for sets cari and richardson's kind of one of those guys that just happened now according to coach and you know an elder reporters but The tyrod terry moves into this at curry spot into the south carolina. Spot right into but richardson is one of those types of guys. That were sort of talking about here right. I mean like. I think you would want knee smith to grow into that type of role and hopefully get better on defense. Maybe not a guy who was handling a lot for you but can here and there That that would be the long term goal for him. But i'm not so sure that the ball handling ability is there but if it is it's never going to be at a high level he's always going to be a shooter for you and if he can shoot a heck of a lot better than richardson. While being good on defense. That'd be a really nice player but there's a lot of questions though.
NBA Mock Draft 3.0
"And we are back talking two thousand twenty mock draft three point o our last mock draft of the year. It's draft day draft morning. What better to unwrap and a mock draft on draft morning. it's the second round. Now now's the time to confess. I'm really terrible at projecting second rounds like you know my hit rate and some drafts has been like one two three picks in the second round. It's it's so hard to keep track of the first round the wheels to sort of come off and these picks happened like every two minutes. I it's hard to really keep track. I did my best. I project where. I think particular players can go. You definitely don't really get deep into this when you're talking the nba scouts in executives about what they're going to do in the second round. They're still trying to figure out the first round as well. So i've tried to find some fits there so this is reported more chad ford speculation. Here about what's happening. The second round starts with the dallas mavericks this pick via the warriors taking malachi. Flynn the san diego state. Junior point guard One of the guys that frankly could go ten spots higher in the draft. I actually really love malachi flynn. There's kind of a lot of point guards kind of later in the first round which may push him out a little bit. But i actually think he's the guy who could step in play right away. I would actually love him in dallas. I think that'd be great. Pick for dallas at thirty one at thirty two. The charlotte hornets are on the board. They're getting this pick via the cavs. Paul read the sophomore forward center out of depaul. Have them going thirty two. This is john. Hollinger's been super high on all year. I think he's another guy who can guard positions on the floor. I really like him. Actually think he brings some stuff offensively as well. I personally like him. Better than precious. I'm right now. Could turn out to be a terrible take. But it's kind of what i think and i definitely think he could be an excellent fit. I'm in charlotte. Especially if they end up with lamelo ball and they're gonna need to add a defensive big man. As part of that package at thirty-three the minnesota timberwolves around the board. This'll be the third pick because they have to. First round picks. Tillman the junior power forward at michigan state. Everybody loves this kid. He's he's one of these guys like high floor. Low ceiling. just does his work every day. Great rebound or plays hard. I'm ken defend going. Bring be a great locker room guy is gonna find some rotation that somewhere I like him in minnesota on a team. That is trying to go forward. I think he actually adds a bit of a veteran presence to the locker room. At thirty four the philadelphia seventy sixers are on the clock. That get this. Pick via the hawks. Isaiah joe the arkansas shooting guard who is one of the best shooters in this draft. Crazy range. High volume of three point shots philadelphia. Always in need shooters. When you're going to be playing. Ben simmons on this team he certainly constructs the floor. And i'd like isaiah joe there them at thirty five the sacramento kings Via the pistons. Dan dotson to kansas sophomore guard. Who is one of the quickest players in the draft. He's an elite score excels off the getting to the basket not a great shooter a bit undersized for his position not really a point guard that's why he slides a few spots higher but could be instant offense off the bench for sacrimento at thirty five at thirty six the philadelphia seventy sixers back on the clock this time via that pick from the mix jordan aura the louisville junior who also is one of the better shooters in this draft. He has good size vers position. Good length i'm not sure exactly what else he brings to the table besides shooting but again i'm just loading philly up i with shooters at the moment at thirty seven. The washington wizards are on the board. They get this pick via the chicago. Bulls tyler bay the junior ford out of colorado who is one of the best athletes in the strath super explosive. Really hard worker on the defensive end still just kinda coming along on the offensive. And then i think that's been a concern. He's he's one of those guys that might be a little bit of a twitter. Not sure exactly what position he plays in the pros that causes him to slide. A few picks in this draft think this is still really value. and by the way when. We're talking about a lot of these guys dotson. Tillman for example malachi flan. These guys could all end up in the first round as well. Just have them the second thirty eight new york knicks via the hornets janis ramsey. The texas tech freshman guard again volume score can shoot it a little bit We're just loading the knicks up now with backward guys that can score the basketball. I'm not sure who's going to defend in new york. But he's an intriguing prospect. He's only nineteen years old. And i certainly there's upside there with the thirtieth pick in the draft at thirty nine the new orleans. Pelicans selecting this pick for the wizards. Daniela touro the minnesota sophomore center. Who had a really really strong summer season one of the more improved players in the country very skilled at big man. I'm great size. Adding just bore skill in size to this pelicans roster i'm at the moment If you remember earlier jalen smith. I'm selected at thirteen at forty. The grizzlies are on the board. This pick via the silence. This is the first pick that the grizzlies have been able to make in the twenty twenty. Nba draft a doco as a bouquet. The kansas center. Big guy seven. Seven wingspan seven footer. Really good athlete actually just dominant player in the pain. Terrible free throw. Shooter doesn't really do anything facing the basket. But when you have that size and length and athleticism. I think you get something done in. The and kind of reminds me deondraye jordan. A little bit and a little bit surprised. He doesn't go higher. I get there seems to be a penalty on the big minner plane or pain. Right now in the draft at forty one san antonio spurs back on the on the board yama dr the israeli guard nineteen year old for hop. Well tel-aviv and you know. He's such an intriguing prospect because he plays his butt off. His incredible energy is just making a difference when he's out there but he's not really a point guard. He's kind of more of a two guard in a point guards body. He's not like a great shooter. I'm athletically he's actually not bad at all but that lack of a jump shot kinda undersized i position that makes him more of a second round prospect at he absolutely wants to leave israel and come to the nba. And if it's the g. league next year and so he could be an interesting prospect for san antonio developed down the road
How You Can Make It as an Online Hair Educator
"Well come along to help you. Cut it in the hairdressing industry. Podcast my name's dom lane and this podcast as you just heard in the intro is one. I've been wanting to have for a long time particularly as we are now here in england in our next lockdown and many of you are thinking about a new direction in where you go in so who could be better than actually talking about online education than one of the best. I believe in the business. A huge fan of is our love style so delighted to welcome onto the show. The incredible chris. Moody chris welcome to how to cut it down. Thank you so much you such a pleasure to be here. I have to tell you real tingo just as as the show is stocking up there. It's it's such a privileged. This really is the gold standard of podcasting. It really is so excited to be on it. Thank you so inviting the suic- solano just before coming on and you know a saint. I'm i'm i have been a big fan of us for a long time and you know if there's anything we can learn from when it comes to be an educator is you really chris i know you deliver it to so many people i mean. How many people have you do you. Reckon youth now educated in hairdresser to become educated. I dunno most i dunno domino must tens of thousands in the last is really amplified in the last nine months since we went into our original lockdown in march all of our businesses pivoted since march. I think i've done about three hundred and fifty four hundred events. The biggest event is probably had about fifteen hundred people on so And most of the mavericks between fifty and one hundred people on a lot of those event so just in in this year alone in twenty it must be thousands but over the years maybe tens of thousands. I don't know i'm very privileged. I feel really blessed that people come and listen actually so it's really humbling. Think he's become such a big part now. There are so many people the want to become hairdressing educators. I suppose because there are so that you know that a lot of headdresses out there and ha handwriting education has become so accessible but also think you know in the uk all of the uk and island addressing has always been at a very very high standard. And i think people are recognizing in order to compete in to maintain that standard and to keep sort of pushing the barriers education has become more important than ever. It's not enough now to just simply learn your craft over three years or whatever and then you go into your behind the chair unpracticed. Craft things are changing all the time. Fashion technology styles of people are recognizing that they need to keep up with it. So i think as more and more an then it becomes cyclical as more people recognize. How much more there is to learn. The more people feel the need to learn it so it becomes absolutely anita you. You must hear it so often there where people say yet. I want to go into becoming an educator. And that's what. I wanna do ready today. Christie's learned from you the stuff that you take. Because i just to clear up the you have a few kind of different ports where platforms way you educate you. Chris just give us a quick heads up on those that you do provide in people that are interested in becoming educators. While i work a lot for a couple of different brands i work a lot for a global brand of which it has many different subsidiaries and do a lot of education for them Helping teach their trainers and helping to sort of evolve their education. I have some partners in the usa. I work with one of my original teachers. Guy chris barron who's a still a mentor and coach to get mine. And i'm fortunate that i now partner with chris on some platforms of the us in north america within. And i also. I'm part of a program here in the uk called the high performance educated with good friend and business partner. David barnard as well as well as doing some of my own stuff but primarily. I'm working in partnership with other people off or offer major brands for global brands. Now i interviewed. James atkinson the life. Who's a very good friend of mine. He's pretty good friend of yours. To and i said to him. I said chris just there seems to be so many things that you've grown in. The industry has leader name. And i think. I'm curious to actually know who you are. Chris because i see what you do with the education but just give a bit of back history to use the person that you are and how you've got to wear you wall well i. I'm just a working class lot from nov town. I originate from bombs bonds lease really good for producing headdresses. I don't know why bombs lease home to josh. Would andrew barton robert eating. You know we're all from was something in the water that creates these bombs. Lee is a is itself. Your peebles south yorkshire. It's a small mining town in south yorkshire. It's a very humble town. It's a lovely place. I'm proud that i'm from there. I love the place. But it's a very small town humble beginnings
Man arrested on suspicion of setting fire to Princeton hillside in California
"Suspected suspected of of starting starting a a two two acre acre Grassfire Grassfire after after building building a a large large peace peace sign sign near near Mavericks Mavericks beach beach has has been been arrested. arrested. Johnny Johnny Vases Vases of of Moss Beach was found lying on the ground near the blaze when Cal fire, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and other agencies showed up. This was Tuesday if Assasin admitted igniting the fire, but didn't Threaten any buildings. No injuries were reported just ahead on
Rockets to hire Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas as next head coach, per report
"Assistant coach Stephen Silas finalizing a deal to become the next head coach. Of the Houston Rockets. Major League
Dirk Nowitzki Teams Up With North Texas Food Bank To Help Families In Dallas
"Dallas Mavericks Legend. Dirk Nowitzki teamed up with the North Texas Food Bank today for a drive through food pantry to help families in need about three hundred fifty families were given boxes of food through the morning, as well as about your for Thanksgiving Day Turkey. He also helped show children had grown food at a garden at the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center the event today was part of the Center Table Fall Harvest which will continue monthly in both November, and December,
How I Built Resilience: Cynt Marshall of Dallas Mavericks
"Welcome to how I built this resilience edition. On these episodes, we talk with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're dealing with this very challenging moment in human history the creative ways are trying to figure it out. So back in two thousand sixteen I got a chance to talk with Mark Cuban he's one of the sharks on shark tank. Of course he's also the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and it was really open and honest conversation and you can check it out in our feet if you haven't heard it. Recently I was really excited to talk with Sinn Marshall who mark brought on a couple years ago as the CEO of the Mavericks sent is actually the first. African. American woman to be the CEO of any NBA team? Now, this is only her second season with the Mavericks I was in the two thousand, eighteen, nineteen season last year, and when she got the call from our Cuban she didn't even know who he was. Embarrassing that I didn't know but it's not totally it's cool. Actually it's better that you didn't know he was in Indiana I worked very TNT for thirty six years. The came to Dallas to do culture transformation in hr work is something completely different for at and T. and after six years of that retired, and then on February twenty two, thousand, eighteen, I started getting all these text messages and actually. I thought it was one of my kids I have work yet. So I thought, it was one of my kids looking for money. So I handed my husband phone and said, one of the kids need money they're blowing up the phone can't handle it, and then he came back and said I think you need to return this is Mark Cuban and so course I asked the moves that and all that. and. So when I when I went to see him. He talked to me about sports illustrated article had just come out and was very genuine about wanting a culture transformation just to clarify this is the article that came out about like twenty years of sexism and. Pretty devastating article about the culture of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban. He came to you saying we got to begin to solve fix this problem and. I need your help, and so we we talked for about almost an hour and I still hadn't decided that I was went to do it an into women talk to me as I was leaving office. What they say to you they said like, please we need you said, are you the person who Marquez going to come in and save us I said well personal I do not have the power or ability anybody but yeah we. are talking about me coming in to to help out and they said you have to come and they started telling me some things that were happening and I said, well, you go home pray about it and maybe I'll come back tomorrow and so I did go back the next day and I was there for about three hours in a conference room with people just coming in and out talking to me mark even know I come back. But. Just met a wonderful people who needed leadership and that's what mark wanted. That's when he asked for and so I said Yes in sin from what I understand when you got there and this I think this is pretty common in a lot of corporate environments and certainly maybe in the sports world from red, there were no women in leadership positions are very few in leadership positions and actually wasn't incredibly diverse either and that was one of the first things that you wanted to tackle hats in had inside a recipe. So the first thing idea was set out of vision. And the vision. This basically said, the Dallas Mavericks was set the NBA. Standard for diversity and inclusion by two thousand and nineteen meeting we have out what nine to do that. So that was the vision we set out because I know the business case for diversity, and you have to have a diverse group of people around the table if you really want to be successful as you can be, and then I had one on one without employs they made some leadership changes and so now we have almost fifty percent women in leadership and forty-seven seven percent people of color and so. I met maps. So your goal was to set the NBA standard for diversity inclusion and are you now the most diverse inclusive leadership team in for an NBA organization I know we're we're somewhere at the top of we. We actually ended up getting the NBA's diversity inclusion award in January for all the work we have done. So that was That was pretty special for us because we have a lot of people working very hard on not just a versity because you know there is a difference a diversity is about the mix. It's about race gender ethnicity, all of that but inclusion is about the climate the sense of belonging it's about what you do with that meet some people, and so we've been very focused on all of that including Ebony including equity fairness and. All. That and so I had a recognized by the NBA was big for us I mean, obviously, we still have a lot of work to do. We'll always have a lot of work to do but I think we've made some progress indefinitely. Let's different and feels different from watching two thousand eighteen according to what the post are telling well
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to headline virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden’s White House campaign
"Part in a virtual fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden. Today. The Mavs owner tells the Dallas Morning News. He wants to talk with supporters of the Democrats on business and politics to see what's on their minds. Cuban said over the summer he planned to work for Biden over Republican President Donald Trump. Cowboy coaches are come
History of Atheism
"On this episode Five Missing Church history, we are trying something a little different usually talk about things within theism and we were very much interested into theistic tradition. But today, let's talk about the opposite of that and the history of atheism. Well, you could say atheism goes all the way back to the very beginning a back to the garden. You can say it goes back to the psalms. Isn't it psalm fourteen verse one that says the fool has said in his heart, there is no god. But what we're talking about on this episode is the history of Atheism in the modern world as an English term. The first time we see it is in the middle of the fifteen hundred s, but we see especially in the modern world of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. If we look at today's landscape, the latest poll I saw goes back to twenty fourteen, but it says that just under three percent of Americans claim to be atheists. Now, if you throw into that category, the so called Nuns, these are folks with no religious. Affiliation and really no religious inclination. Then we're up in the twenty percentile you might call them practical atheists. So we've got confessing atheists and practical atheists where do they all come from? Well, back in the seventeen twenty s we find an atheist, but he seems to be a literary creation is Tom Puzzle and this figure Tom Puzzle a fictional literary creation which show up in the pages of various magazines in the colonies and he would be used from time to time to comment on current events or to add some color to current events. But what we really find in the seventeen hundreds and into the eighteen hundreds is the precursor to atheism, which is deism. So theism of course believes in God who created the world, a god who is active in sustaining the world see ISM has with the idea of sovereignty in providence that God is controlling his universe controlling. As R, C sproul would say every single molecule there are no maverick molecules and also very active in the lives of people and in his universe through the doctrine of Providence God is intimately involved not only in creating the world but sustaining the world and bringing it to fruition and fulfilment of his good pleasure as theism. deism removes God from the daily life and removes God from actively involved in sustaining creation. God sort of creates the earth sort of like you start a top rate and you get it spinning then you just let it go. Well. That's what God did. He created the world and then he just lets it go. He's a little removed. That's DEISM. A precursor to atheism in what we see in the nineteenth and twentieth century as deism floats around especially in the academy and gained traction among the sort of intellectual and philosophical class we see the various philosophical schools that promote atheism. We see this in Europe and we see it in America. We see it didn't thinkers like Frederick Nietzsche who come to the conclusion that God is dead and we killed him that we have arrived at a point in the modern world, where God is no longer tenable thesis and out of that comes a very desperate despairing dark philosophy and worldview called Nielsen. We see it in some of the schools of thought that her apparently more sophisticated in the twentieth century we see it in the logical positive ISM and in some of those more scientific or properly, we should say scientism worldviews that want to reduce everything that is knowable to what is observable by the five senses and so creation the act of creation God himself, the transcendent world, the spiritual world, the world of faith all of this is outside of the. Realm of science according to scientists, and so God is not part of that equation. Well, that's a brief sketch of the history of atheism and I think we're taking right back to psalm fourteen one. Aren't we? The fool has said in his heart, there is no god.
High School senior suspended entire year after protesting remote learning in Long Island, New York
"A Long Island high school senior, has been suspended for a year after he kept violating the school's remote learning policy officials that William Floyd High School say maverick STO kept showing up to school on days he was mandated to do remote learning. He protested his school district's hybrid model. Last week. He was suspended for five days and then charged with trespassing after ignoring school rules and still showing up at the school Building Stones. Lawyer says the 17 year old believes online learning is ineffective. That he is upset. By the district's decision.
Houston Rockets fail to stave-off elimination in loss to the Los Angeles Lakers
"So, there's a whole list of ways to For a whole host of the culprits here. Right IF PEOPLE WANNA start scapegoating or pointing fingers at the reason for the rockets. Quick Demise. This postseason I might point to James Harden just say they're fundamentally flawed because of the the style that he plays and how how hardened centric they are that I will always key on that. I but there is the Russ Hardin experiment. There's small ball itself. There's the catch all analytics failed that there's there's the camp out there who wanted to blame analytics or Darrell Blame Mike Dan Tony. It's about maybe it's about his system although I don't think they were running what Mike is usually known for. Is there one thing that stands out to you? That was that the primary culprit for why they failed this particular postseason? Well I'll answer that two ways first and foremost is that it's very hard to win an NBA championship especially coming out of the Western conference I think people forget that think how you have to beat our. You know now with Lebron James Who's arguably the best player in the League one of the best of all time he is here, Wilde Leonard whose I believe has the best. Regular season win percentage in the NBA history who may be on the verge of leading his third different team to an NBA championship is the best player he's out here and the no. Forget the team in the bay that went to the finals five years in a row they're going to be back next year and how are those are the guys you have to just to get To the NBA finals out of the West. So I think in our winner, take all society it's easy to forget that as I mentioned, I think the rockets have been arguably the second best team in the NBA over the last four five years So they are close however to answer your question more directly. The biggest concern I have like I said is on the biggest stage look. Who sometimes as an executive coach or player, and sometimes it's not that's what happened to him a few years ago in game seven when they missed twenty seven consecutive threes or whatever it was that's part of the deal that way this thing goes the way it shouldn't go. Howard. If you'RE GONNA WANNA win anything at a high level is you always have to try you always have to compete. You always have to give your best effort. Now can Houston do that? Can they answer those questions that remains to be seen and unfortunately were they new head coach coming in? I think to some extent Howard whenever next season starts it doesn't really matter what they. Do in the regular season you and I both think the Houston Rockets as you know currently constructed or very likely to be playoff team again, the western conference but the questions are going to start again when they get to the playoffs and frankly I don't think they'll be able to answer those questions until the playoffs are ending as far as did they show up and compete every night because we have two examples in the last four years where they haven't done that in the big stage and has a lot of people myself included scratching their head as far as you know why James Harden, his teammates didn't even try to rise to the occasion. Yeah it's. You lay it out correctly or I would agree with the way you laid out, which is as you start looking forward. Immediately you have to think about. All right. Well, who who are we chasing and if we assume everything stays static that Lebron Anthony Davis are still together that Paul, George is still together. The nuggets aren't going anywhere. So there's a three teams at the top. Already, the warriors could very easily and should jump back into the top four. Even Gotten to Utah or the rising mavericks or anything else yet, and at best the rockets are V before we've even gotten through this season much less the off season and getting next. Look ahead like do we know how do we? How do you forecast them's anything better than that, and that's fine. If you're young team on the rise, if you're the mavericks and you look out an next year source, maybe somewhere in the four, five, six range. That's fine. You're young team on the rise you're you're you're building as you go the rockets are you know you're built around two stars in their early thirties? And if you're if you're not going forward, then you're going backward the you're sliding and I don't know that the flexibility is there to to really rebuild around those two guys on the fly here. So I don't know whether assuming darryl still in the job because there's been doubts about that too. But whatever. Whatever the Front Office does this off-season I I do not envy especially in an Arrow or in a year with potentially a shrinking cap with the little or two zero flexibility I don't I just don't know where they go from here unless you go and start entertaining the extremes and that's trading the stars and that that might be even harder. So maybe they have no choice but to just stay on the path, try to find some bargains and hope for the best I
NY High School Student Arrested After Protesting Remote Learning
"William Floyd, High School student on Long Island, was arrested after he tried to enter the school despite being suspended for protest Ng remote learning My attending in person classes on his virtual learning day 17 year old maverick Stowe was charged with third degree criminal trespass. School officials called police. One Stone, who Had alerted the media ahead of time arrived at the Mastic Beach campus this morning. A spokesman for the district said. Stowe quote continues to display irresponsible and selfish behavior with today's latest publicity stunt end quote His parents are behind the protest. And say Kids need to be in school every day, the school district spokesman said. Stows rights as a student do not surpass the rights of any off there. Of the other thousands of students in the district
NBA and NHL look to restart and salvage post-seasons
"B A and NHL post seasons will get back underway on Saturday, a three day pause for basketball protest racial and social injustice, N BA Players Association president Chris Paul saying today he's proud of the way to players came together 15 years in this league, and I've never seen anything like it. I just I wanted to hold his one in the room. I think Donna's house but the voices that we heard no, Forget it. I'll never forget it. Paul in okay, see play Game five of their Siri's. With the rocket Saturday. Magic and Bucks will kick off the schedule with their game five. Lakers and Blazers will be the night cap. The Mavericks and Clippers get back underway Sunday. Dallas won't have Chris stop supporting singles for it. He is out for the remainder of the series with a lateral meniscus tear. In his right knee. The NHL will play one game for a couple of games three's on Saturday
Mavs' Kristaps Porzingis has meniscus tear, ruled out against Clippers
"Mavericks. Just issued a statement that kristaps porzingis has a torn meniscus. For the rest of the playoffs. We. Burden on our Friday which means that the clippers clippers who have a three two edge in Syria likely committed Vance. That's too bad. Because they are fun to watch together. That's too bad. So the clippers by the way place Sunday, the Lakers play tomorrow four o'clock pre-game six o'clock tip as basketball returns after just a crazy and unprecedented week
NBA playoffs will resume, but Thursday’s games, including Mavericks-Clippers, are postponed
"Is word that tonight's playoff game between the Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers has been postponed. After the N BA player boycott that got underway last night. Now, multiple reports indicate the NBA playoffs will resume as early as this weekend. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he supports the efforts of his players saying in a statement quote Of course I would support my team. A lot of things in life are more important than basketball and how support action items n ba players put in place to try to affect change.
Bucks protest by not playing Game 5
"The NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. The team with the best record in the League decided not to take the floor for game five of their playoff series against Orlando. The players made the decision to call for change following the police shooting of Jacob Lake in Kenosha Wisconsin the later postponed that game as. Well as to whether that were set to take place. The cause was later taken up by the WNBA several baseball teams, several major league soccer teams, and tennis player Naomi Osaka former. NBA Player Chris Webber gave emotional analysis of the Milwaukee players decision last night delivering a powerful message on what would have been the live telecast of the game we understand is not gonna end but that does not mean young men that you don't do anything. Don't listen to these people telling you don't do anything because it's not going to end right away. You were starting something for the next generation and the next generation to take over you have to be smart. Yes. Do you have to make sure that you have a plan. Yes. Do you have to be articulate about that plan? Yes. All of those things but that's what you're going to do. They're professionals they know how to be the best of themselves. And so I applaud it I applaud it because it is the young people is the young people leading the way. And I applaud. NBA Players, association held a meeting last night about whether to continue to play this season multiple reports say the La Lakers clippers voted against finishing the postseason home. Teams voted to continue the NBA's board of governors will meet today to determine the next steps Milwaukee Bucks on Mark Lazarie West's Edens Jamie. Dinan said they didn't know about the boycott beforehand they wholeheartedly agree with the players Dallas Mavericks owner. Mark. Cuban gives squawk box this statement I fully support our players change is never easy. I am proud of our guys taking the lead and using their platform to try and effect change I am with them every step of the way, and it is amazing to think that the bucks decision to protest the game happen exactly four years to the day after Colin Kaepernick I took a knee to protest the playing of the National Anthem
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"Okay. So assuming kristaps is bag for game five. I know I'm a Mafsfan but I think the clippers are GONNA win win game five I just think at some point they're going to be the clippers and they're going to win the series. Why can't it be that they are being the clippers averaged just I mean, I'm not saying the mavs, GonNa win the series but let's just say the Mavericks are actually good. They're playing well, and so the clippers are getting flustered on defense. They are losing their man not because they're a bad defensive team but because the mavericks are historically great office. And, they have confidence and their defense right now and the defense is better. I told you. All they have to do is be okay is good. You don't WANNA be bad. Your offense is so good that if you're just okay. Yeah, I think Like since they have top, they're the best. If you just have a top ten defense then. Yeah that's GonNa be enough and so a in my opinion. Guess the clippers again. They're thinking that they should blow this team out and whenever they don't in their mind we lead up we're not playing our game. We're not trying hard were emotionally soft all this and really maybe it's just the mavericks are good and you guys are in a dog fight and the mavericks are really defence to shreds not because you're not trying or not because you're not good but because they are that good on offense. Yeah, they're currently twelfth. in the playoffs, but the clippers are great off. The second best offense league but twelfth is better than they were in the regular season. Still an improvement wealth at a sixteen playoff teams. Yeah. I. So it's it's not the same, but again, you're going against the number two offense in the. League so. I. Don't know I think. I'm GonNa, say it. They're mavs one game five. I'll come back to that. The Clippers defensive rating their thirteenth. So they're better. They're worse than them. Yeah. Now they're one seventeen point one, the mavs are one seventeen point no. Still, the maps are technically playing better. than the clippers right now and their offensive rating, the Mavericks, our forth and the clippers are fifth and so again thing again it's I mean is it that the clippers are just not playing hard or is it the fact that the mavericks are good and they're confident and they're in a dogfight they gotta start recognizing that because they keep saying well, anytime we lit up. We lose if we just play laying Paul George. Honestly. I. Make some shots and this is a different series like thank you. Thank you. Captain obvious obvious pausing doesn't get elected game on. This is a different. Yeah. He's Luca doesn't rip his ankle to shreds and game three. This is a different series. So you think you're getting wing winning game five. Yeah. Because only because in the playoff basketball after a win, you feel like you're never going to lose. A ride that I think the Mavericks Win Game Five I mean. I think there's a good chance they win game five and I think the more time that goes on the mavs get so much confidence and maybe the clippers maybe they don't want to chase them. I don't think the mavericks have any more confidence that can be given them. Yeah. So okay that's all I have is was there anything else if you'll know? Okay cool. I. Don't know like our last couple of pods because we're only doing them on wins oh? Yeah. And when the mavs lose I, don't want to hear nothing. Yeah. You listen to Pod I. Don't read anything I'm like dead inside, but we're not doing a great analysis. It's more of just excitement and talk Oh yeah. There's there's other things that are good for that. This is just a fan it's the fan cast. anyways thank you for listening. All of that stuff is great and you can follow us on twitter..
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"We're dominant but then I came in this game and again it's like they just I don't know underestimate the mass and they and They try to throw them around they try to get physical or get tougher trash talk or whatever, and the mavs just do not back down and it's got to be annoying it helps to Ha-. Well Yeah and it helps to have one of the best players in the league. Yes. Step up when he's got to step up play big when he's got to play big. It helps the other team, the other players on the team with their confidence because they know that they, they have a guy that can go at this team and win. They have the guy they have that guy they have their Kawhi Leonard. Yeah and and right now he's he's playing great I mean forty three points, seventeen rebounds thirteen assists. It's Unbelie also had two steals and one block. It's unbelievable that the guy is is a takeaway just that game winning shot the way he played at the end of the fourth and in the overtime he just he'd never Wiltz anytime. The clippers were making a run or they got the lead. He's kept coming back at him and when you know you have that guy on your team, the rest of the players can can. Feel confident and I think right now that's the problem with the clippers quote unquote if they're just not playing well or they're not taking them seriously if that's the case, the problem is it's too late because you will allow the mavericks to have this this much confidence. So if you think you're going GONNA come out and game five and destroy them is not going to happen because the mavericks no now, they can play with you. Now according to Shag. Lucas performance was not that impressive. I. Don't know if if the listeners watched the TNT show like we switched to immediately because we just wanted to hear someone talk about it, and so we knew they would probably talk about it before the raptors game and so they they started you know Luca the stat line and shack like immediately shut it down soon this before. Yeah and he was like I don't WanNa hear nothin or whatever, and they're like we're just saying. Like, legit mad like he wouldn't let them say anything better than is it better than Steph House better than Harden Barsbay Arkley was like frozen because he was like I don't understand what's going on. Matt and he was like I'm just shocked like we've seen this before and I'm like. Well, technically, you haven't because literally no one has put up that stat line. He talked about this the dame has done or that Steph has in the past and they got respect credit and it's like, okay is your your question is, is Luca better than Steph to me that's not an insult that's not a shutdown kind of question. That's like, wow, we're actually talking about if this twenty one year old guy is. To be fair no one was asking that question. Yeah. We're we're celebrating game. Yes, and the fact is he put up forty three points seventeen rebounds thirteen assists and hit the game winner against the clippers when the mavericks massive. They'll talk about it at all and it's like. Dude we're not saying he's the best player. Just celebrating what these I think. What it is is he's on the those haters that don't like when Luca gets credit or respect or is in the meeting. Shack is just too old school because he always goes on the how this big man needs to post up or something or there's this show. Yeah and so I think part of that plan I don't know I guess part of that plays into the Lucas and cousy shoots threes I don't know I don't know what it is but I think it's because of the media hype that we could get and he's like just calm down people say okay we're at calmed as like why why calm down like all every single player Pretty much was tweeting about game because it was a huge shot even if it was good that made it and somebody else it was a buzzer beater in the playoffs. Yeah. How are we not GonNa talk about that in the do drop forty, three, seventeen, and thirteen lane two steals and one of those deals was ripping it right from playoff. Yeah, I don't know. Okay. Do you WanNa talk about Maxxie. Okay. There's one st or guy one thing. I want to say about maxine as well as Dorian because Maxxie has obviously just really struggled offensively like today he was too for eight I? Think for the series like three. And then yeah. And I am kind of buying more into the idea that his defense is just wearing him out because. If you think about it Dorian during hasn't struggled shooting as much. But like in this game, he had eight I feel like offensively your normal Taurean. Yeah Yeah I just I feel offensively you're getting less from Dorian than you normally do and not like he averages fifteen but feel like they're getting less and so with that coupled with Cleveland I'm like, okay maybe it is. Just the defense is wearing them out it's very possible I mean you're asking Maxi to guard Kawai one on one yeah and every possession. Yeah and and to be fair if you look at somebody I don I think it was Kirk Henderson somebody posted about Maxi's defense on Kawai although it looks terrible he's like the third best defender against him. Yeah which first of all. I'm not a huge believer in, but if Maxi's been the third best defender on him and he's doing this. Like how does he do when he has a bad defender on? So I got to change my view on Hawaii maybe but that else yes and Playing good defense on Kauai. Kawhi hitting huff tight shot. And turn around fadeaway in the mid range and leave. That's the shot you want. Jordan won six championships. Like he hits it, which is what he does but that's the shot you want to give him and if he hits it fine but at least you gave. Me Up or dunk or or a wide open three weeks does he did have yet? So he he's playing defense on them and I think it is wearing them out but I also think some of these threes in this game because I had a feeling Maxi was gonna hit a big three at some point in this game and two of them were literally in and out they role in in came like this poor guy can't by. So, yeah, it's possible. His defense is affecting him on his shot, but I think it's more. He just missing his shoddy I feel rushing them maybe. And then Dorian. Dorian has been so quiet. And maybe we gotta look at these Games to see what is he doing Paul George maybe he is actually impacting Paul George maybe. So yeah, I mean I think I think the moment maybe getting to Kluber to I, mean all year I. Don't know that for sure but just anytime a guys struggle as much in his first playoff series you have to imagine that it must be the moment but it could just be that plus the defense that he's playing on every single possession but I think he's due for a kind of say I still believe Maxxie is going to have an impact in one of these Games and You know that's the great thing is right now. DELUCA porzingas before he was out and Trey Burke and seth an even Tim Hardaway. We're not even talking about hardaway but man has he played great some of his shots like, no no. Yes. Yes Tim Yellow Her yes and but they're going in for the most part and all these guards are having huge series against the so-called best defense. That's true team with. Paul. George, that is. All the guards are killing them. Yeah and I mean when you think about it, that's totally true. It's Luca Tim Hardaway Trey Burke says, these are all guards and small garden spend the case of. And there and the the clippers not only had the best defense in the League but their perimeter defenders I mean, you've got Paul George and Co y you know beverly has been out they have guys I can Robert Patrick.
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"Around steal the ball every. And you're good. He just dribbles around like Oh God. Oh God. Oh God what do I do and then turnover passes it to somebody or turns it over some game one he just handed. Shovel. Like I, don't know what to do with this man you take it. It's like in this game when he came in, it was like the same thing he just kind of dribbles or like what are you doing and then but then he'll have a few plays like that where it's like, can we get this man some more minutes? So I don't know Steph, Seth was awesome. I thought even there was a couple of times where we could have gone back to him like he had hit three in a row and then Dhillon brought it down and started doing stuff and I'm just like I felt like you know we could continued to ride that horse. But who am I say Carlisle and Carlisle is a master AH getting underdogs to believe he. He is a great playoff coat. Yes. I think he's he's walking. Circles around Doc rivers right now. Yeah. Yeah. I mean the way that and I always thought that they are really great with their schemes in the playoff. They're defensive schemes in the playoffs substitution 's like they did it. You know obviously thousand eleven they did it in the last series against. Yeah and so I was expecting some really wild and crazy defensive scheme. But honestly, it's been totally normal. They're just playing well, just has a way of laying mood. He has a way of getting them to believe and you saw that in that twenty sixteen mass thing is twenty sixteen against the. Spurs. The Spurs Yeah Fourteen. Seventy S I won the championship that year and the mavs were the only team to even challenge them. So he has a real way of doing he's a playoff coach and and is greatest doc rivers is Carlisle is. I mean is Carlisle's making him look like A. Right now. Doc Rivers has won one championship and. One One and then you know Doc rivers had Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett and Paul Pearson Blake or yeah he was with Rondo. I was thinking with the Clippers was he? Yeah. Play Chris Paul and Andre Andre. Jordan and now he has Leonard Paul George. Obviously he's a great coach I'm just saying anyway. What was I saying the mavericks are awesome. I think they're winning the championship okay. Yeah. Well, that's not gonNA happen. Well, okay. speaking of stiff. Speaking of Seth Curry he had eight. Fifteen points six of nine shooting and he was a plus thirty I know which I think is a sign because he wears the number thirty yeah okay. I thought every time. He was in the game the Mavericks Offense was unstoppable. It was just I mean. Spacing is is amazing. At times like you have porzingis Curry Hardaway Luca and whoever else you want Dorian Dorian yeah and and the two for four under spacing on the on the court. That's why Trey Burke can get to the lane. That's why deluca finishes. So wealth because there's never any big down there because if you're down there then. Porzingis is either going to get cut in a dunk or there's going to be an open three. Okay. So what you see happening in the rest of this series. Because I thought the clippers were going to beat the mavs straight out like had no chance we talked about how this is the worst match for the mavs but I didn't expect the mouse to play like this. Well, you can lucas playing like a legit mvp he's playing like a legitimate player in the week. This is playoff and this was a quote unquote bad matchup because of all the defenders, the wing defenders throw at Luca. And it hasn't had an impact and that was really the most dangerous thing was all of their defenders, one Paul George's and overrated defender. He just is I know some players get a reputation for. This lockdown defender and they're just not And they nobody can stop Luca. I haven't I've yet to see a player in this league keep Luca in front of when he's like totally focused. In a game nothing you can do. Yeah. I mean proof of that is this series so far, and then he's doing frigging trick passes one minute left in the game against Janas the best defender in the league. So I don't know if. I. Don't I. Think Game Three is going to be a nail biter. And I think I. Think this series is going to mirror a lot like that San Antonio series thinking the same thing and I think ultimately, the clippers will probably win the Syria but it might be seventy it's going to be. I thought it was gonna I thought at the marriage to wins in the series. That's an absolute win same for them. Yeah. I. Was actually thinking about how it mirrors the Spurs series because in game one against the Spurs amount. Had A ten point lead with like something like five minutes left or something, and they ended up losing and choose a blowout. Yeah, throughout. Yeah and then they blew them out in the next game and it's like man if they had just kept that lead, you know they could have had this and the maybe who knows what happens in this series and same thing with this one is like that's why the Christoph suggestion hurts so much you can't get that well. And that's what the the refs you know. Let's say the Mavericks to lose in seven WHO's to say, they don't win in six and if porzingas doesn't get a check on a bogus ejection. Yeah and not only that you can see that ejection actually did have a real impact on the team because their offense is just different when he's not out there. Yeah I don't know what? People were making the argument that the mavs? Any. Chance, the ejection didn't affect the game and it's now at A. Player gets ejected. It affects the game whether it's the best player or the player just in sewing me sit. Yeah. So okay are you changing your prediction for the mavs losing the series? I still think the clippers are GONNA win six. Yeah. But I think it's going to be a hard-fought six and I think that's a great. A great series, a great learning experience. Now, I will say, I am a little nervous about the clippers. They're not as good and really. So everybody kind of gave him the benefit of the doubt. The whole regular season should this is kind of what they've shown in the regular season. As good as they should be. And everybody's like well, they've had injuries or will turn it on when it. Well and I think it was like Hawaiian Paul George play together like three times or something crazy and so it was like they just didn't care about the regular season they were keeping guys healthy. They'll flip the switch. Sees had so much success in the playoffs? Yeah. You know we can expect that seeing the same pattern though with him. So I'm a little nervous about them because I picked him to go to the finals same. We'll we'll see I, don't know what to think anymore I don't know man like it like there's a chance that in game three, the clippers come out and they're the clippers that we thought they were going to be, and this was just a good wakeup call for them. I felt like this would have been the game to do that. Because if you're the clippers, all you heard over the last two days was the Mavs only loss because porzingas his jack true and if Porzingis was playing Bob Blah, blah blah, that's all they talked about wasn't Porzingis. I felt like even Charles Barkley said before the game felt like this was a game that they were. GonNa. Stop on their throats. Barclays prediction was at the clippers. We're GONNA come out to end the series in this game to show the mavs you know this is who we are. This is what we do would in reality the mavs did that and the clippers came out and didn't really do anything they look disinterested almost like they're tired of being in the bubble. Disinterested I mean, they didn't have an answer for them as often. Yeah. Like I don't know if I'm being biased or over optimistic but watching the game I felt like the clippers were playing their body language didn't seem off to me it seemed normal. They just couldn't keep up a mass me win. Yeah. Wait the mavs ability to drive in dish was just it was unstoppable and and it didn't matter if it was Luca or trey burke or seth curry even Dhillon had a few. and. If they weren't making a pass or making a basket, they were getting fouled. Yeah. So I don't know I mean it's possible. The clippers make a really great adjustment or that they come out and they they be who you know. They become who thought they were GONNA be but. I'll tell you what Carlyle already knows. What adjustments are GonNa make. Okay. So I mean he already, if he he's probably saying if I'm the clippers, Co true. Can See it. Is that exactly. So Carlisle would already know, okay..
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"He's just he's not Luca will no and I think. He he had twenty three points, seven rebounds a blog on thirteen shots to me. That's the player that he is. He's not the a number one option he's not an MVP caliber player he is. He's kind of like Hawaiian Paul George now, Paul George was in the MVP conversation, but I was little surprised by that. He's a superstar, but he's not like one. Of, these guys that's just on that top level I think Chris ops kind like that you know and that's okay. I mean he's GonNa Be Twenty to thirty points probably twenty five to be fair. There's not many players as good as Luca Yeah. So you sure it's not a a negative thing to say that Chris tops not Luca's level because nobody's on Luca's level. My point is like I we shouldn't be. Just Disappointed or like on Chris tops I don't okay game. Twenty three point like no, that's good and that's who he is. But well, I would disagree I think he has another level he can go to I. Still Agree he's not Sistani. Yes he's not on Lucas level, but I still think he has another level to go to there. Still some things he's still not fully confident in his game I'll agree with that yet. So you'll see stretches where he's in rhythm and the confidence is. There because of the rhythm but then you'll see stretches where they need a bucket and in the past I think with the Knicks you if you watch some of the Knicks Knicks highlights in the late game situations, he was getting the ball and he was scoring. He doesn't have that confidence back yet. So I think they're still trying to find that in also as much as it's great to play with Luca for role players for other stars, it's got to be an adjustment because Luke has The ball the majority of the time. Yeah. So about kristaps confidence I agree with that like if you watch him in New York or in Euro League, he was just different player. He was just different player he he just did everything he was everywhere doing everything and he played with so much like confidences one word but so much freedom. He just he felt like he could do everything and he could I mean obviously that's why he's a Unicorn whereas here I feel like everything is. More calculated and he's thinking about your thinking. You know what? What, what can I do? I don't think I can do this. So what can I do and and obviously I don't know what's going on in his head but it from the outside it looks like it's he's thinking a little too much about it so I would agree with that. So I think he has another level to to get to but yeah, obviously, you know there's a handful of guys that are on the same level. Know Kawai, Lebron and Davis by Jordan. So. But yeah, the game was awesome. Luca got that fifth foul and and I was a little nervous here in the fourth quarter when he said after the majority time but. Where they built the lead even higher and and Trey Burke when Luca went out and trey burke came in it was like man we need you trey and he had been the whole game but especially during that stretch was so crucial because you know they're without Luca and it was early in the fourth quarter. So I mean they had a big lead but you know it could have gone either way Yeah and he finished the game with thirteen note fifteen point six points. Sixteen points and I mean man, he can take guys off the dribble lightning-quick and is the MOMS offensive scheme is the perfect fit for him. It has been for. Time Yeah Berea because of their space. Because he's little and so he can't finish. Yeah he can't finish when there's a big down there protecting the rim because he just doesn't have the same lift and he just doesn't finish as well. But because of the mafs spacing, the lane is open for him and he's able to Ekin blow by his defender any day of the week he's whitening quick I. Feel like I feel like he blows by his defender every like anytime. That's his plan like that's what he's trying to do. He does it. And it's like a wide open layup every time and because there's no defender down yeah and and I don't know and that's also maybe just because of like when he's on the court like the obviously since he comes off the bench, he's not out there when like zoo botches on the more. So that probably helps and then like you said the spacing and I don't know if the clippers will make an adjustment for him I, doubt it because I. Lower on their list they're gonNA make an adjustment to their defense in general. Has the mavericks in that I mean the mavericks in the second half of the first game. Yeah. They only scored forty one points but come on. We all know what happened Porzingis went out and even when he's not scoring, he's still impacting the spacing of the four gravitatational his gravity. So I they're gonNA make a change. One of the changes is I. Don't see how zoo botch continues to play, and that's perfect for the Mas- because he's been kind of killing them. So in this game, he played eighteen minutes he had three points and four rebounds and in Game One he played twenty two minutes he had ten points and ten rebounds, and I want to say their last game in the bubble he like freaking killed them. So yeah did he was he was nineteen in nineteen points like ten of tanners. Make him a non factor. They really helps there and I think that's kind of what happen in this game is the Ma'am spacing. And ability to get to the rim it just it took zoo botch out of the game because he can't. Do a pick and roll he can't guard the. And they flee the clippers don't really do a lot of pick and roll on the other end because probably the same thing would happen porzingis. I guess has. Struggled against guarding the pick and roll maybe that was just Dame Damian Lillard. Why don't do more pick and roll I guess maybe they don't have the personnel for it. Will they do with Harrow and Lou Williams but he actually that's the bench and porzingas probably isn't guarding say. Paul George are really mid range guys but I feel like I could still work with a pignol What you think about Patrick Beverley not being there. Do you think that later role I mean they won by twenty eight billion so I'll likely beverly as a player but I think he is not that much of an impact like. Yes, they have a lot of great defenders. How much better is he? Is he just that much better to where Luca? Of Lucas scored forty two points for so I don't think that had an impact at all. Yeah. Look ahead a near triple double tweet would've got one if you didn't have. Twenty eight points eight rebounds seven assists in only one turnover again. Yeah. Eight for seventeen. It's like and this is his second playoff game ever, and it's like this is so crazy because I feel like we're just jumping over all over because they're. excited. and. What's so crazy about it is like they're playing in a way that we haven't seen them play consistently throughout the season and so part of it you could. See It as a fluke because they haven't done this before but also it's like man, this is the second game in a row if they can just maintain this level of focus and discipline. This is the way that you win and you brought out a good point while we were watching the game of having that top ten defense and with their offense how far that I mean if we like totally get ahead of ourselves, how far that could take them well. So it. Every champion..
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"They. Continued. They would've won well the you gotta give them a chance to win like let them choose what air. Not Not don't you decide the game and that's my point with the refs like. You could just walk away from net like it was such a small thing. You don't want to dictate the game yen and for such a small situation, you could have just walked away or knock hauled anything but you you decided that that was just a touch is and and and porzingas has this reputation for being a dirty player from I guess and we're going to set message straight and and you know. It was terrible and the game was affected immediately after that. But the Mavericks. They showed a lot. And grittiness I mean it like in the first quarter, they show toughness of just staying calm. But after that, it was like a different kind of toughness because to me like that was it was it was frustrating and it was almost sad that happened and now they got to it but. I don't know what I'm saying, but they showed a lot of toughness to to still come back and even had a chance possibly to win now now they were down with like a minute left couple of minutes left in the fourth quarter but well, it was only four or five point. So we gotta talk about those concerns. Okay. So this. The second turning point of the game after all of that the mavs. I think yeah, they were. It was like a one or two possession game actually I think it was a one possession you were down three and there's like a minute left or whatever, and hardaway gets the rebound or whatever eighty dribbles up the court and just starts dribbling through traffic not he's losing the ball doesn't know what he's and then he turns it over and it's like dude, what are you doing the ball to luke run a play? Can we run a play? Here is the final element of the game and it's just like I I don't understand what's going on through your mind it wasn't a fast break no, no, no. Hours just give the ball to Luca and let your best player make a play close out the game. Instead you had a boneheaded play and ended up on the floor. Yeah. It was a bad journalism. What it was. Embarrassing I'm sorry it was pathetic and it's like do this is the playoffs and in the play offs every possession matters and you can't afford those kind of decision making and not only that he also had an instance where the play was broken down or whatever, and Patrick Beverley got three in the corner and he didn't even close close I just do the and then he just looked at Lukla. It's like, I, don't care who's managed. Saw Him close out yes. So there was that it was just awful and then curry on the very next possession like the clippers Mr something he got the rebound and then he dribbled. Hardaway did accept three. Yeah. Now, like curry's a great shooter and that shot could have gone even though it was a bad shot, it could have gone in but it didn't and regardless can we just play basketball? Can we place smart basketball like we've been playing for forty six minutes if you're gonNA shoot that shot you better make better make it because it's such a bad shot that. You saw the frustration on Lucas toback police. He was like, what are we doing know after that play with curry is hands. What are we doing? What are in? That's the thing is like you were saying in the playoffs. Every possession is critical, but especially, once you get to the last minute or two, you cannot afford to choke away. They just wasted them and they were within a I don't know possession or whatever. It was three points they were right there and you had an opportunity to tie it. Maybe you can take the lead of Lucas takes over and you just wasted two possessions and Luca didn't even touch it so you can see. The mavs can play with this team. You know what they can. They can play with this team. They hurt themselves at the end of the game they did and yes the the refs. Giving a technical foul to porzingas obviously had a major impact on the care where people say, well, you still had a chance it doesn't matter by Tis. You basically kicked out thirty points a game for nothing, but they can play with this team. They just have to make smarter decisions at the end of the game. Yeah, and they got to get off to a better start and. They just can't turn the ball over so much. They got to get a little better with the turnovers and I know, Luca. We just pull up his box because people are going to hate on him as he had eleven turnovers and yeah. Finished with eleven but like five. Louis. Were in the first two minutes and not only that there was one that was given me fouls. Yes. That's true also, but one of them was given to him that it was a perfect pass to Michael Kidd Gilchrist and he lost the ball out of bounds, catch you and that was given to to Luke. Luke is going to have games where he has a lot of terms. This first NBA play this game and even in general he just says because he's the guy, he's literally. The Guy in the NBA that has the ball, the most usage, any other team what you hope is that the team as a whole doesn't have a lot of turnovers and that was the problem tonight everybody else turn the ball over but typically Luca will have four or five turnovers. But as a team, they have twelve or thirteen. Yeah, and it's Lucas GonNa have games like this. But the fact is the guy is unstoppable. Have.
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"That's sports in a UT DOT COM and the reason why I'm having a Warriors Guyana no it it might seem kind of random but the other day I was thinking that the current Dallas, Mavericks remind me a lot of the Golden. State Warriors from around two thousand eleven two, thousand twelve when they had Stephan clay to stars. But still a very young team i. think that's where the mavericks are now and over the next three, four, five years they grew into a championship team and Really, a dynasty in the NBA and that's where we want the mavericks to gets. But right now we can we all can kind of see areas where they need to grow. The word that comes up a lot is young. This is a young team and I think the warriors from you know five six years ago were that same kind of in that same boat and so I wanted to get the perspective from somebody who covers a warriors to see how did they grow like what were some specific areas where they grew from that young team to a championship team? How did Steph grow from a young player to an MVP What were some specific things that we can look forward to? Fans or that we should. Expect to see or hope to see as these players grow and as they grow into hopefully a championship team. So it's a really interesting interview. We talk about that and there's one quote I ask him if you had to. List one thing that was the major difference between that Young Warriors, team and the championship team of two, thousand and fifteen. What was that one thing that one major difference and his answer I think is is huge. So make sure you listen to the whole episode..
Interview with Jim Seimas Sports Editor of the Santa Cruz Sentinel
"A very special guest the sports editor for the Santa Cruz Sentinel 23 time Associated Press sports editor award-winner Jim seimas, Jim. Welcome to the show off you drop. Thanks for having me. Appreciate it Jim and I have had the awesome opportunity of meeting each other in a couple of different capacities over the last year or so first. I met you as an intern for the pajaronian wage when I was reveley scholar studying under Brad kava at Cabrillo and then later, you know in my role of sports and Information Specialist at Cabrillo and you obviously still with the Sentinel we wanted to be on the show today because Danny and I are both making money in our careers as writers, you know, we do writing here and there and I guess you could say that we had an innate interests in people who not only right but also write for the Sentinel because we've had on Ryan Masters before a former Sentinel writer who body surfed at wage. Rick's back in I think 2006 that Joe is that the year that he at Mavericks something like that. I'd have to double-check his old writings, but it was early mid two thousand. This may be late home or remembering and Ryan was an amazing interview. He was really fun and we kind of learned our lesson that when it comes to having guests on the show, you really want to look for people who are comfortable using their words took a story and who have a lot of experience kind of funneling down their information, but for somebody like me who grew up reading Hunter Thompson and a lot of writers that came originally from a sports writing background. I've always had this this Romanticism if you will of of what a sports writer is and that was kind of pushed ahead by working for Tony Nunez who was at the time the sports editor at the potter onia now, he is the managing editor and you know working with you and meeting Julie and leading one and I guess it's really cool meeting these people who spend dead. The the bulk of their time living in sport and and kind of articulating and taking sport out and a big part of what I've tried to do during my time to Cabrillo is digitized r-sport make them available for streaming online. Mostly for the purpose of trying to let more people get a chance to a common experience that activity as we enter a world following this covid-19 Choice. It's not following yet. But has we live in this kind of post covid-19 world the time before fans will be allowed back to watch sports happen will probably come after Sportz get back underway, which means that people like us are all of a sudden going to be really pushed back to the Forefront and be creating this bridge to connect people with this activity that they truly love and care for or players or teams or whatever. So kind of from that launching point. Where where did you first get started as a writer and what made you decide that that way? Are you were going to you know, keep the bills paid? Was funny cuz I interviewed so many kids that are college committed and asked what they're going to major in and half of them don't know and I'm fine with that. But I and then there's other kids who do they knew in fifth grade that I wanted to be a sportswriter. Excuse me. I have some allergies here. So I, every now and then around fourth fifth grade page and initially wanted to be like the San Francisco Giants announcer and there's only two of them and I know like connection to baseball whatsoever other than being a fan and I kind of even figured out that age like hey there I you know X ball players are getting these jobs. You're not going to get one and then, you know, just taking radio television type stuff and you know if I had a face or voice for neither, so I just kind of jumped into you know, a fifth grade. We did a little writing project. Would that where we had our books published or bound at least and I can't remember it was unbeknownst to me boss. So maybe in a contest and I wasn't a very good writer, but it won an award and I was very happy about that. I still have that book in my basement. I would like to say it was probably like Game of Thrones before Game of Thrones happened, but far simpler only three pages. So, you know, I did my own artwork for it with you know, drawings and swords and blood. Anyway, that was awful. I was hooked. I obviously don't like didn't read recently like a large audience at all, but I have so much fun writing that I really enjoyed creative writing in junior high school besides that my writing was absolutely atrocious growing up all my papers were covered in red ink from the teachers and that kind of was like the kitchen me ask to like. Hey, let's let's try harder at this. Let's try and figure out how to construct a sentence a little bit better and and your thoughts and I'm specimens. I'm still battling today, but I remember I try not to be sports editor wage. Junior High and the junior high paper is pretty much all song dedications and this and that and very little of substance but I got beat out for that position and took still enjoyed writing and then I did I did a couple of years on my high school paper at Westmont high and Campbell. And again, I did poorly in this like a British literature class. So I actually took off journalism twice you're only allowed to take it once but I knew that's what I was going to go into and you know, so and after that I went to West Valley College in Saratoga and I did far too many semesters on their page Church went to San Jose State did far too many semesters on their paper. I wasn't really like set on graduating. I was having so much fun on each step. Excuse me, boss. So on each stamp learning so much, you know when you were
"mavericks" Discussed on Blogging the Boys
"Would you give up? Xavier Woods the next two first round picks for the cowboys, a third round pick next year to get Jamal and on top of that. You have to pay him all right on top of all that you have to pay him very soon. And if if things go south with him, we saw how he acted with the jets, and I'm not trying to kind of ride both sides of the fence, but that's a real factor. And maybe that's just the jets of it seen a lot of players. Be Disgruntled with the way that organization treats them, but that is. That is an inordinate amount to any player and I think it was very wise of the Dallas cowboys to not be the ones to pay that price. But yeah so. It is what it is, but Jamal. Adams, by the way who does now play for the Seattle seahawks will take on the Dallas cowboys in week three the cowboys do visit Seattle and three soon posses in happened, so it will be interesting to say the least to watch Jamal Adams play against the Dallas Cowboys, considering especially what Earl Thomas did in the game. He played against the cowboys after they did not trade for him. yeah, so good types. Speaking of good times. We had a very time with Rebecca Lawson Genaro here on the podcast and. Get ready to learn about the Dallas Mavericks. It was a fun conversation and look I'm a Spurs Fan, but I'm a spurs fan. Mafsfan we are rare breed. We exist, so let's learn about the Dallas Mavericks here is Rebecca Lawson Genaro right here on the OCHO. Pleased to be joined now by the legendary, the iconic, the internationally famous the one, and only you've heard from her better half I hope short, say here on our podcast airways, the one and only Rebecca. Lawson Genaro are LG. Some strong initials, Rebecca how goes and great I Jay. Thanks for having me. I think you guys are the first husband and wife to both appear on our network, which is a pretty big deal. If I, say so myself well. We are both kind of a big deal. I think so myself to. To connect the DOTS everybody your husband. John is a big deal at espy nation. The bigger steal. Some would say if anyone asks if he asks rather at that's what I said but yeah, so John was on around the Super Bowl We were doing a lot of things together, so his voice was heard he and I I know we interviewed Cynthia Free Live together and we did a bunch of roundtables and things like that and so You know in typical. Genaro fashion everything. I've learned about your family. keeping things a little bit random a little bit off. Off The beaten path in a good spirit way, and so we tease this last weekend. This is our Monday episode, but we're recording on Friday the day after the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Lakers in their scrimmage inside the bubble and I figured you know a lot of our fans love the Mavericks and so the restart is happening. You're the queen of all things. Dallas Mavericks So, what do we need to know like like? If anybody because I think there are a lot of people that now especially. Maybe if they weren't big fans or saying, there's nothing else you know I I want to get into this now. WHO's this Luca Guy? He thinks seventy seven cool on basketball uniform. For some reason give give us the four one one on the maps. The Mavericks Are Really Really Fun Team, and if you're just getting into them for the first time, or even if you're longstanding fan, this is in my opinion. One of the best times in in their history to be maverick Stan NFL if you will. Try to steer away from that because I think it's Corny, but sure and. On they have maybe one of the most, if not the most exciting young player in the NBA in Lugano, which who was the rookie of the year last year? Who is an MVP candidate this year? Who might even be a candidate for most improved player, even coming off his rookie of the year campaign into just one of the more elite superstar in the We'd already in his second year. they have a duo in Luca in kristaps, porzingis. The former nick who came over in a trade last year I was during the Super Bowl that that trait happened, but the one before this most recent, obviously yeah, exactly and so that that was a big deal, and they've been able to really take the season to gel on both dealing with injuries. When the NBA stop do now they both have time to get healthy and you know from what I saw. Saw last night. It's looking great, and they have a really great supporting cast around them to do a little lack in depth in some areas, but you know set career for anyone who watched the scrimmage last night, the brother of Stephan Kore- and is an amazing sharp shooter in his own right, and you know he's going to be a key piece for them to run through. Orlando this this restart. Restart of that and you know. Jj Buran has been around the team for forever veteran leadership. They just have some amazing pieces. It's really special team and you know they all love each other. They have fun together. If you follow them on social media, they're always doing hilarious things. You know hanging out together and it's just. It's just been a joy to watch not away the beginning of the season as they. They started to come together as a team. But you know just this bottle that they're all in together and the fund that they're having you know getting play basketball again together, and for those who don't know Rick Carlisle whose their head coach, one of the greatest coaches in the NBA, and he's going to be obviously one of the big keys to success well, yeah, the mavs have a youthful energy. My wife and I just moved with San Antonio forever very different than the spurs the Spurs. Have like I mean, even you know circa twenty fourteen when when they were still operating at an elite level. Road trips, they would. They'll get coffee together. They had like wine nights and things like that like they were very stereotypically old or older veteran..
"mavericks" Discussed on Dallas Hoops Fancast - A Podcast for Dallas Mavericks Fans
"Six minutes and then didn't play again by yourself that Carl might be close to moving on from him. I'M GONNA sell because I'd I'd Carlisle gets these things in his head and he will ride it until somebody smacks him in the face in snapchat so he can snap out of it. I think we're seeing Justin Jackson for the rest of this year. Yeah I I I sell it. I think can't really suck. Yeah I I mean. I don't know like he might play fifteen minutes. He might play twenty he might start some random game like Jackson. You know you just know that. He is going to be out there every single game. And so yeah. I sell that okay. Last one over the last seven Games kristaps Porzingis is averaging twenty eight points ten rebounds and two blocks while shooting it almost fifty two percent from the floor and forty one percent from three buyers. Sell that Chris Stops is back. Oh are by it. I mean even if you look I know the last seven. Those numbers are good but if you look at the last fifteen games sound that the microphone. It was a lot more intense in the microphone. It's supposed to be but now I think he's back. As long as he can stay healthy. This is the guy that they thought they were getting. Yeah it's okay my only thing would be that Some of those games were without Luca. Like yeah but even with Lucia. I mean tonight. She's still at twenty four in the Alaska. Twenty seven okay. Yeah so I mean. I don't know if it'll be twenty. The thing is he always got his shots. Even when Luca was playing he was still getting shots. There's going in and now they're going in so he's going to continue to get his shots and I think he'll shoot a high percentage the rest of the year and and I don't know like seven games out of eighty two again. It's a small sample size but I don't know a seven games to me. Seems like enough to say like I feel like it's not even the total points per game? It's just when you watch him play. You See. He looks more comfortable out there. Yeah he's now taking advantage of mismatches. When he has a small on him he literally turning around and rising up over him his mid Ringo's in yes. His mid range game is coming around. He had a couple of post plays tonight now. They were fadeaway post plays but they went in and man's fans should be really happy about that because we spent twenty seasons watching the post up where it was just a fadeaway so it looked really good. He looks really good his shots going in. I definitely think he's back. Yeah he saw his last few games. Twenty seven this was so twenty four tonight and then twenty seven twenty eight eleven thirty to thirty eight thirty five and then before that nine fourteen. Fifteen twenty ten. Now he was out for like what was it. Ten Games or something with the knee thing. So the ten twenty fifteen fourteen nine. Those were the first games bag but then since then again thirty five thirty eight thirty to eleven so I mean I don't. I don't expect the thirties all of that. I don't know if I expect twenty eight but yet the rich wanted twenty s and on a high efficiency and his rebounding this season and blocked shots. He had five blocks tonight. And you know what I've noticed. Also he's actually a pretty clever passer He's doing a really good job when he gets the ball immediately. Passing it to the corner because he can sense or feel that that guy has leaked over and you saw in the last game and this one when Luca. Kinda dragged the defenders out to him on the double he threw it into porzingas but porzingas could feel the wing defender was on him or the defender and he immediately pass it over to Dorian for a wide open three on that note. He had five assists. Tonight HE F- five assists in the previous game. That was a career high so so he did it. He tied a career high but he did it again tonight. Just to aside. No can you believe the New York? Knicks traded porzingus and Tim Hardaway for Dennis Smith Junior. And two first round picks. I mean like it depends on how you feel about Dennis Smith junior but know how I feel about tennis junior as a player. So yeah it's I mean in regardless of how you feel about us nine point what he's doing right now so yeah that that was a steel. And I don't know if Donnie like just was like smooth talker or the Knicks are just stupid and and the pigs that they're going to get are GonNa suck because the mavericks are good so there's GonNa be like two picks in the twenties so the Knicks gave away porzingus for nothing. I mean honestly though they made the mistake that the mavericks make a lot a were like it was more about cap space for them like I think they were intrigued by Smith but I think the cap space because they thought they were going to get Kyri in durant. But this isn't about the Mavericks Failures. I'll say that the Mavericks won the trade. If they only got Hardaway Oh snap I mean? That's that's cold. That's cold Marty? But Smith I mean he. He struggles to contribute Smith sucks the NBA level. Okay he shouldn't be in the NBA. He might not be well. He can noted China and average thirty points. He actually actually would. Yeah like who is it. Oj Nearly Jim. Refer dead when over there drawing leg or something. Yeah so anyways. How do we start talking about that? Chris Chris tops has been so great for them. Yeah he's averaging nine rebounds a game this year for your heart. Yeah his career in New York. He averaged seven like. Is this deliberate or is this. Just the mavs system. I don't know I mean they score efficiently. It's not like there's there can't be that many more rebounds available but actually I WANNA see all. These are defensive rebounds or not even offense. It's not really a good offensive rebounder. Y- defensive rebounding yeah. His total rebound percentage has gone up so in New York. It was twelve and a half here. It's almost sixteen. Yup Well One thing. That helps is teams. Don't have a lot of biggs. They don't play a lot and so typically. He's the tallest guy I mean. He's always the tallest guy. But there's probably one other big that he's going to have to fight. There's not to like there used to be. Yeah that's true but he is. I'm not to take anything away from what he's doing. He's definitely been a much better rebounders than I was anticipating whenever we got him. I WanNa ask you a question so I think about this and then I never actually get the answer for myself. Do you think there's any team in the western conference playoffs that have no no let me reword that how many teams in the Western Conference playoff race have an elite big man like a real actual traditional or close to traditional big men traditional thing that I can think of would be Anthony Davis but he even does a lot of turnaround fadeaways. It's not like he's doing hook shots and we'll shimmied down. That's what I mean. But it's a guy like you know the seven footer. That Samson Davis is the first guy think of the West the have go bare. Yeah but he's not a offensive player true so he's really he's an all you guy but you're you're not just going to give him the ball and let them go to work so yeah okay now. The nuggets with Yoke Yokich yet. He plays a lot is in the post game. Yokich the clippers They have herald but he's not done. Exaud rockets definitely not the thunder Stephen Adams again. You Defensive Guy we're talking about well I mean I kind of mean both sides so I guess my quiet does it. Not Matter that he's not they don't play offense well. We saw the last time. We played the thunder. Stephen Adams was essentially taken out of the game of Porzingis The Grizzlies Oh they have. What's his cheer John? Tunis Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah Yoenis Eunice. The trailblazers does whiteside. And and your natch. Norwich is bad. I mean is he coming back? Okay and then the Pelicans Have Zion. Williamson was appointed. Yes my porn name every player on every team. Let's go through the whole league. My point is is kristaps enough because before it was like they had Chris Stops and Powell. They had kind of that size they had the two bigs out there and now is just Chris tops and they play five out a lot like do you see. Apply like say they match-up against any team in the playoffs. Not Not just who? They are right now but just any team in the playoffs. Do you see a match up where it's like. Ooh I wish we had more size. The only one would be the Lakers. But we haven't played the Lakers with the five offense as the Lakers. Already beat the Lakers. Twice yes and well yes. Okay well yet the Lakers. Also they won't be able to play to white and Anthony Davis on the court when they play the maps they won't be able to play both of them at the same time because of the spacing that the mavericks will ride. Maybe they'll just put Davis on Finnish Smith like the jazz put go bear on any Smith. Yeah but you're still pulling him a little bit away from the basket and yeah that's true. They could do that. But then Dwight Howard who's guarding KRISTAP. Is he going to guard kristaps on the three point line? Yeah and then you can't switch input Howard on finished. Yeah so it's to me. They would have to play the man style of basketball not the other way around. Okay mainly retort to that. Would be that the Lakers are forty one in twelve. I don't think they really need to adjust to a whole lot of teams. They haven't played with the five out. Okay and we've already okay. Jim Ones on their home court once at home. And then the rifts who rip that away yeah so we have shown that we can beat them. Now I'm not saying we're better than them. Were not right now but I think that we would provide a lot of challenges for them because they have this traditional lineup and I just don't know if they can score enough with the marriage am. I saying they're going to beat the Lakers absolutely not. I gotTA series. The Lakers would win but I think the man would give them a lot of challenge. I think what you mean. Like the principle of what they do and I think that's why you saw the rockets. Do what they did. And the Mavericks didn't have to make that trade in order to make that happen because they had porzingis. Yeah and honestly. The clippers are kind of close to that too. I mean. They don't have a very tall lineup. Now they're very long in athletic and just a bunch of good defenders and it's not even well. That's better than what the Lakers have. It's not about size it's about can you guard out on the perimeter and when you have two bigs out there like Anthony Davis in Dwight Howard or veil McGee. They can't guard out on the perimeter. Like that when the Mavericks Play Porzingas at the five in my personal opinion now I think they would find a way to beat the mavericks anyways but who knows. Yeah okay that's all I have. I feel like we kinda just got to talking towards the end but Anything else you have to add about this game that you want to say to our listeners. Like thank you for listening well Thank you guys so much for listening. We really appreciate it. If you're listening on Apple podcast rating or review where we can listen to new episodes and read exclusive articles at Dallas whose cast dot com that article about Michael Kidd Gilchrist. That's there I dug into the analytics The film there's videos and charts. I talked to Mike Prokopenko. The former He's a former.
"mavericks" Discussed on Dallas Hoops Fancast - A Podcast for Dallas Mavericks Fans
"In general Another reason why I liked it is because it took another ball handler off of that second unit. I thought not one of the reasons why Dhillon Jalen have been kinda inconsistent and really set for that matter is because all three played the same time. Yeah they're minutes or sometimes yes and Jalen will get ten minutes a game and moving seth to these starting lineup allows Jalen a little more freedom and Dhillon a little bit for they played together Watt and the game and they're able to have more minutes have more opportunities to make a play because it kind of shortens the rotation. I Know Carlisle. The Mavericks only played nine players against the blazers. And I know that's not. How Carlisle likes to do it but really honesty when he short in the lineup? That just means you're best employers. Have the ball in their hands the most frequently instead of trying to run eleven guys out there. Yeah they were Reggie Miller was talking about during the game. How Carlisle L.? He always likes to go like ten or eleven deep. And it's like it doesn't matter who is on the roster you could have Michael Jordan and then a bunch of just. Nobody's no buddies but he would still go fifteen in the game and it's like it's just not necessary. I know they have all this data that if they look into about longevity of players and all that I get that but that doesn't mean you have to play that many guys. Yeah so once you get to your bench. Those kinds aren't going to be playing alone in minutes anyway. So I like to how it shortened the lineup and he gave more opportunities Jalen Dhillon to make plays and not just stand standing there staring at some point. So here's a question What does Willie Cauley Stein? Bring to the team. I mean we think he's going to come off the bench but regardless what do you think are his strengths. Or what can they look forward. The only I have it looks like Tyson. I haven't watched a lot of Willie Collie early Stein. Other than the fact that he's a he can jump really high and really good at dunking only use. But yeah exactly you know so it. It sounds exactly like Dwight Powell and a lot of people think that he's just GONNA fit right into that starting lineup and he very may well they their decision. The Mavericks decision may be for him to start. Yeah Eh I don't see how it works defensively. But that's what they they say that they probably GonNa do. But I think it's more of having a guy who can roll. I think you'll see a lot of minutes with him and Maxi playing together and I think he'll be a roll man for Luca he'll probably be playing with Luca. But but it's really just having a quality big. Come off your back. Yeah so this year. He's averaged eight points six rebounds and one in point two blocks as a starter. He's playing twenty three minutes a game and then last year he averaged twelve points. Eight rebounds for that is about thirteen point seven rebounds. He's really not. He's not a skilled big. He's like an energy big but he's a role guy he'll he'll roll role and dunk it or he'll say around the basket and get a tip in or hill apart yeah blocker he'll hustle the ball away on on the offensive board. He's he's that kind of player. He's like the energy and like you're not going to give the ball to him. He can't really shoot. It probably doesn't have any post moves but he fills that that role of a big man role and I mean like you said they might start him. He's played center his entire career. Maybe they thinking play power forward. I mean that remains is to be seen. Yeah next question. Do you think that this is the last trade. They're gonNA make because like I said all they traded a Whiz the Utah Jazz a second round. Pick as far as I know I mean all these other assets that people talked about they still have yeah. I don't know I'm curious to see what happens with this Dhillon right situation situation. He has complained in the past about maybe not so much complained but he has mentioned about the whole bench star thing you can tell. He didn't really agree with the decision. But whatever the coach needed fine but then Dorell Wright your brother came out with the tweet let me read this tweet. He said a some dudes. Get the bag that means money they make a lot of money. Just okay cool. I did not know that. Some dudes get the bag and be happy to play. Maybe play play play play. You GotTa do that. Does all the little things to help your team when every night and you don't use him. Ll Watch out. I'm fed up. I I don't know what that last part means but basically we assume he's talking about delong. Obviously not the Portland in the clipper game He didn't play a a lot of minutes but he made a huge play at the end of the game. We getting the steel and he does do a lot of the little things. Now he is a little inconsistent. It was scoring the ball. What is impacting that as him his decision making or is it because we had too many guards out there with him he didn't have enough opportunities? Yeah I feel like I feel like I interrupted. You know I just so it it. It remains to be seen really. Yeah what what's going to happen with Dorian island avalon with Dhillon personally. I don't think they will make a move and less. It is something that's going to put them in true contention Incheon status but I don't think they have the pieces to do that. Yeah my thing was Dhillon is like he's more skilled than I thought. as a ball handler. He's a pretty good playmaker and sometimes he has these drives. It require a lot of skills to make the shot but then sometimes times he's hesitant or I don't not aggressive. Yeah every so in sometimes he wines which annoys me but yes so so I don't know it's like the hesitancy that's that's different from a lack of skill like he clearly has skill but he doesn't always use it and what causes that. I don't yeah you've seen games where he is being aggressive and he's impacting. The Game Carlisle will keep him out there and play him a lot of minutes. But then we'll have a game where he kinda just disappears. Here's he's not really involved. He's not really being aggressive. Carlisle's Lamela those games and it's hard to say. Well you need to play more. But when he's out there he's not doing anything and Carlisle's really big on if you've got a player who that's why he plays fifty players at night is because one of them's bound to have a big night and that one's GonNa get rewarded awarded with with Heavy minutes or heavier minutes. Yeah it's awesome. I don't know it goes back to the same. We've said or that I've said before I feel like AAC. Some players have a really short leash and some players will get their minutes. No matter what from Carlisle questions favoritism. Yeah Yeah and and I mean I guess that is the definition of favorites. It is. Yeah but yeah. It's like some guys and he'll say this like you. No you gotta you gotta be ready. Stay ready you gotta play hard be aggressive. You know persistence defense. Like that's going to be on the court and some guys he holds them to that. They're not focused or not. Playing will out of the game and then some guys they play thirty minutes no matter what no matter what. And it's like I don't understand I like the logic of what you do with this other guy but it doesn't seem like you do it across the board well and then there's two players one story an Fini's Smith the other was Dwight Powell l.. Who are favorites of Carlisle? He loves them. I think durians leading the team in minutes so I mean I don't know if that means anything but as much as I love Dorian is he really the guy that's overall impacting your game. So much where he has to play the most Minnesota a lot of this probably because his body type and his jeans were he he heavy minutes and have Gone Lake. How many minutes can your body? Yes and he's never injured. He's never store. He's never sprained his ankle. He doesn't do anything like the amount of minutes he plays seems to have no impact on him so he averages twenty nine and a a half minutes porzingas is at thirty one. Lucas thirty three okay. So Ms third-highest and the guy was Powell in both of those they can do. No wrong Tom. Yeah with with Carlisle but other players just I mean they are has done that in the past. Yes so I think I feel like Dhillon is on them. He and his brother isn't helping him. Yeah Megan at work. His Carlisle's aren't going to be like. Okay Wow I got a lot of. I'm surprised he played it all. Yeah but he played in Carlton's kind of grown a little bit too. He's not as has tough stiff if knows as it used to be. So maybe he's you know. Hey you know I have a young guy here. Wants to place who played them and Dhillon played well against Portland. Yeah I mean so. It's like to be fair. Delone does sometimes lack urgency or aggressive but on the other side on the other hand he is a skilled offensive player. And he's a very good defender I don't feel like defense is a priority for any of these guys right now but he has the skill to be a good deal. I think the lawn is he. He's an elite help side defender like He. He's good at at cutting the passing lanes or jump in the passing lanes getting his hands when somebody's driving this not really his lawyer he can kinda reach over and still ball but one on one on defense. I think he's okay with that. There's been a lot of times where he's Kinda slow footed laterally. He gets blown right past now he can recover sometimes and sneak in there for a block or elite rip but a Lotta Times he gets burned and it's a wide open layup so I think he's an okay on ball defender but I think he's in a wheat help side defender okay. So here's my thing with the defense right now because Dhillon right. We've seen him be a good defender during an Fini's Smith I know that he's a good defender but I don't feel like anybody is is really focused on defense right now and and those guys are included so I feel like I know that during Finish Smith or I think he is a better defender under than what he's doing right now and same thing with Dhillon because I don't think any purchase not informed. I think collectively the team just doesn't prioritize it and so those guys they've they fall into that 'cause they're not the leaders they fall into what the team does. Well they also know they can score basically need time down the court and so deep down in the back of their head they gotta be thinking a we're gonna be able to score on this guy so their energy isn't there all the time on defense. The problem is is when he played teams. That do bring the energy on defense and slow you down. Can't score time downright and one thing I thought about when I was driving home. My hour commute from from work is the Mavericks. Don't know how to win ugly right. Yes yes they don't want him. Oh Yes let's not freak out is okay okay. But elite teams like the clippers. Even if they're not shooting well or things aren't going their way in its physical they're able to to win those games but the mavericks haven't developed that ability to play uglier water that's experience recognizing that we we got to win games when our offense isn't and always going. Yes you you are saying everything that I've been feeling that I haven't been able to put into words it's like I don't know what it's like. Why why does this? Why do these things happen or like what are they always do this? Or why can't and linked and that's what it is if they're shot the now. Okay okay taking out the Portland game because I know the blazers went on a run as because we're GonNa talk about that Ryan okay. I feel like we've already talked about the game. So hey but like my point was dead it just just racy okay. But yes. Whenever like? Their shot isn't falling or the defense playing them.
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"Not only do you have a guy that is quote unquote ball dominant as if that's some kind of negative connotation to it but you have that guy who can create plays. That is unstoppable at scoring. The ball can create for others and then if for some stupid reason team decides they're going to double him or take the ball out of his hands. You have other guys understands or on your team that can step up. So this is it's like this is the recipe for a great team. Well and I think the key really is that Luca can play off the ball. Aw if he needed to yeah well yeah but would regardless he can in fact whenever teams started doubling and trapping him a lot he he plays more off the ball now not not all the time. It's not like he does it a lot but they they do that. They'll have someone else. Bring the ball up he gets. We're catching shoot shots. Yeah I mean that's it has happened more. It's still not very common. What I think the fact that he can? Yeah I think what you see more is is when he does bring it down he passes it quicker now eventually the ball may come back and meet him again either for a catch and shoot or him with a screen of justice. The defense off balance But yeah I know to me. That's it's not a negative light. You should be happy that you have a guy that can do anything that he wants to do on. A Courtney plays figured team well so my appointed like saying that he can play off the ball. Is I think if if a guy is ball dominant to the point where it becomes a problem. It's because he also can't play off the ball so I think guys like Carmelo Anthony James James Harden James Harden Russell Westbrook guys like that. That really can't play off the ball so that's when it does become. The problem is if you do need to adjust or if you do Chattanooga wrinkle they can't do anything off the ball whereas with Luca you're not going to do it a lot but just say hypothetically so you need to do to few times. They'll just take it that he can still do that. And I think that's why is not necessarily problem now. Now the other problem would be like say. You're in a playoff series and Luca goes out. Is it automatic that they're gonNA lose that series and if so is that will be a problem. Now who's the series any team that loses their best player is GONNA probably lose this series. It's not a negative connotation on unless you have Freakin Steph clay and dream on and durant on your team where we're durant can go out and you could win but you know that. That's it's been one team in the history of the League. So if if the Lakers are in a series with the Mavericks and will broncos out the maverick and destroy Roy them. Yeah 'cause they have nobody else so and they rely on lebrons so it's not a negative that you have a a ball dominant guy. I don't even like wording it that way to me. You have one of the best players playmaker we want to give him the not. That has well. And it's it's it's not like it's it's such a more efficient player than other twenty point scores that you've seen in history. You know you have. Yeah you can have a guy that can put up twenty twenty five points a game but it doesn't equal wins and yeah those guys you don't really want the ball in their hands all all that much because you need to spread it around so you're GONNA win a couple of games and with Luca that's not the case it's equaling winds. Here's an interesting point. So Oh the since two thousand the player that has won league. MVP also won an NBA title of that year. Only five times since since two thousand. So there's always talk about Luca be an MVP candidate which I love and I want him to win mvp but does that say something about the Mavericks as a team that they have some holes they need to fill. If just looking at that stack. Clearly you know basically if you're winning. MVP It's because because you're the only guy on your team that can get it done but you're good enough to take them to fifty wins. I mean I'm such a vague. I don't know like whoever came up with that. Just needs to burn day. Came up with what that find. Well it's true. Yeah but I don't think there's any correlation there like you know. I think it's hard to win a championship even for MVP players so you know in in two thousand six two thousand seven. The mavs were the best team in the League and Dirk won the MVP who also they have on their team well. It did matter the year before they went to the finals and had a bunch of trash trash hopefully none of them. Listen to this podcast. But you know well. He had players like Ciganda Jaap out there making big plays for them and they didn't win a ring. Yes but I don't know to me it's such I don't there's so much more involved winning a championship than just. Hey well you know this is happened and this must be true. My point is though that if you have a guy that is a clear undoubted. MVP candidate on your team. Then maybe the rest of your roster you need to find a way to improve it so that he does not such a giant gap between him and the rest of the players. You did that sentence with but maybe maybe if this perhaps like okay. I don't mean that in I mean it just take out the maybes and the rest of the statements still oh stands. If there's such a huge gap between Luca and their next and the rest of their roster yes that's great for MVP's but in terms of winning a ring at maybe it means that roster isn't good enough the fact that MVP's have also won the championship even though it's not as often is it takes out of that because has fm if you're the MVP you're just the best player on the best team is typically what happens in the regular season. But you know that whether your team mm isn't as good or not doesn't matter still won. MVP Yeah. But I want to win a championship. Yeah I just feel like this is such A. What are we arguing about here? Like his first of all. He's not GonNa win. MVP this year. He's just not as much as I want him to. He's not GonNa win. MVP So we don't have to worry about that. Our chances of winning championships just went up. Dramatically changed it. Would you say she's such a weird stat. I just there's so much more involved than in just those two things going to work. I don't know whether it's so funny but it was. I like that though like if he doesn't win. Vp to our chances of winning. Go Riga Skyrocket rocket. This is so dumb. I can't believe or even talking about pot is such a dumb stat. I thought it it's an interesting factoid. And you clearly disagree. I think she's I think is completely pointless. I it's nothing to do with anything else. The moral of the the story is that Luka is amazing and that's it I don't even think we even said okay moving onto the next topic. You've said recently to me that you think that Tim Hardaway Junior is the Mavericks Shooting Guard of the future and it came up because obviously trade season is four months away. So we're all predicting what trades there but you know we're we're kind of about these trades and and some of them center around Tim Hardaway Junior because of his contract and all that and But you said you know not only should they keep him but he is. They're shooting are the future like you think he's going to be when you say it like that. It makes it sound. Like I'm saying that he's future all star I don't know but he's he's like they're gonna like he's in the role not just by default but also because they want him in that role and they wanNA keep him in that role and I think that Eventually really his price tag is GonNa be a lot lower okay so you know. Obviously he's not going to continue to make seventeen eighteen million dollars a year when this contract it is up if it is. It won't be for the Mavericks because I don't think they will resign him for that. And when he goes in averages twenty points a game on forty five percent from three. You know who should go after him if they win they cap space the Lakers okay And the bucks okay. Sorry continue any with your point. You were saying oh his contract if he gets a big fact. It's not going to be with the Mavericks. So so I think that they like what he brings as far as his athleticism and his size and his quality defense. He's not a lockdown doc down defender and the price tag that it will be and I think it's actually a good fit next to Luca and I've mentioned this before in the past. It's not the fact is not just the fact that he he can shoot. Threes is the fact that he can get his shot up. Even when. It's pretty well contested. And I think that's important next to because because Luke is not always going to get you a wide open shot. So he's got a quicker release than say seth in he'd jump jump higher than said and he's just tall I think is a six six six six six. Yeah and he's athletic. And I think the MOMS want straight athleticism next to to Luga and so I think Tim Hardaway will fit that bill plus he can step up in games that you need him to or in a playoff okay off series. He's the kind of player where he'll help you win. A series GIS by himself now the series after that he may be completely garbage but the garbage but he he will travel to contribute yes so but for one series he can help you win this series. I think. Also he's as a car while Kinda Guy I'm not guaranteeing he's going to be that but I think they like the idea of having that athletic guard next to Luca and he can get his shot off even when there is a contest there. I think you know like you said about how he can yet. He's athletic enough to get it off. which is important because like you said he doesn't always get a clean look and he doesn't need like he's not the Kinda guy that needs to dribble the the ball six times before he gets a shot up I'm enormously? He can be that player. We've seen that even if you tell him like no. You're not going to do that. You're you're gonNA catch and shoot. He's still really effective. The ball's not in his hands for very long. Yeah usually ever like even when he has to make a play he. He's not sitting sitting there for ten minutes thinking about what he wants to do before he goes he just goes. That is one nice thing about him is just go just go and sometimes you're like Whoa. What kind of shot shot was abbot? You know since the beginning of the season we haven't seen some of those ridiculous Yolo shots as long as he's moving within offense and the flow. It's GonNa you know. I think that's why he fits well with Carlisle system because he doesn't hold the ball he's not one of those Kinda guys he just. He goes sometimes passing sometimes. It's shooting right away. That's what you want for Carlisle. System Carlisle wants movement and flow and Hardaway contributes to that. So I think they like Hardaway Way. Obviously they don't WanNa pay him as much as they are and that potentially will go down if he decides to stay in the Mavericks decide to keep them but I think they will because I the price tag is going to go down. Do you think He's like a Jason Terry kind of now Jason Terry so so this is kind of the conversation we had the other night. Where a.
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"No okay so I think okay. Klay Thompson is a superstar. Yes now he's not on the level I guess I. I don't know it depends on what you classify superstar. He's a stud. He's a star in the league. He's a champion. He shows up on big moments. The steph no he's never going to be considered for MVP no but he is a perennial all star. And I think that's kind of what I'm saying about a Persian S. I think that's probably what Porzingas is only because you know mainly you have Luca true. Yeah is already that guy. Well I think like like on New York even I remember before he got injured he was just outside of the. MVP conversation like there were some people who threw that around early on. I mean maybe more because he played in New York but twenty two and seven. But I remember I remember. Remember that being out there so then he comes here on an actual good team and he's no no but again more of this has to do with the fact that year. Yes so let's give him five years of him and then we'll revisit this quick this question because our pod will still be going by then an but wait this episode. But I do think you're comp to Klay Thompson I think that's a good one and I would also say that doesn't disappoint me. Well no yeah I would I would love to have you turned out to be Kevin Love. You're talking about a champion and help them. Ah Ah Ring. Yeah so yeah. It's like right now. I think it's probably not the best time to ask the question of why we even brought it up. I meet especially after the game. He had Wino- The injury and and I get all that and he's actually he gets better with every game so it's I don't think it's something that can be settled right now. Oh but it's something that kind of lingers in the back of my head and then I I always wondered. Even when he came here it was like New York sucked. He put up over twenty points. The game is that is this a classic where he comes here and he's maybe just very you know okay. Not that level. There is a gap between him and and Luca but to be fair. There's a gap between each and every. Yes it's kind of like Lebron true in his prime. You Put D. Wade eight or Chris Bosh for Kevin love and suddenly they're like they. They're just as good as they were. But now they play with this Megastar in Lebron James and they're like man Lebron that good or was Kevin Love non-fat good. Yeah so one thing So going back to comparing him to Klay Thompson PORZINGAS defense. Yeah you talk to you. Yeah how he can be that law downs of anchor compared to away Thompson does for Steph. It's a lot of the same of what KRISTAPS does with Luca and his defense this year. And I know he talked about wanting to. It'd be the defensive player of the year and he has been really good like so first of all rebounding I think for his career before for this he averaged like seven. Yeah it was like seven six and a half rebounds this year. He's averaging nine rebounds and and two blocks per game was she's always been a high blocks guy but even if you dig into the analytics of his defense so he's allowing opponents wants to shoot only forty seven point four percent at the rim which is two point six lower than Rudy Gobert. Who went defensive player of the year twice I tweeted this the other day. So opponents field goal percentage drops by twelve percent on shots within six feet of the rim when defended By porzingas fifth best best in the League and then overall opponents field goal percentage drops by two point eight percent on any shot defended offended by porzingis. And that's that's fifty fifth in the League but that includes just like every single shot a guy which could be so many different situations but the point is I mean he's still elites and he's become elite and I think that's a perfect point how he compliments Luca who is not a terrible defender despite what people say but he's not Lebron on and you don't want him exhausting himself on the defensive end so and it's you know Porzingis right now I think would I would say as a better help side defender than he is one on one defender. There's been a couple of times now. Granted it's like Anthony Davis and Janas and some of these top OP names where he kinda gets buoyed. A little bit He gets pushed out of the way a little bit too easily So he's got to get a little bit stronger. I I think to help. When he's defending one on one? I agree with. I think he can do well in a guard. The guard isn't as physical. They try to shoot over him but his arms or so long that it affects them where they try to beat him but again armed for so long he blocks it but when he's going against Other forwards that Dr Elite He struggles a little bit with them. He gets pushed out of the way a little bit too much. Or they're a little bit too quick for them so I think he's got to work on that aspect in order for him to be that lockdown. Because you would you would love to see him. Have the ability to if let's say in three years we're going against the Lakers. You love to see him going toe to toe with Anthony. Anthony Davis on the defensive end like shutting down. Anthony Davis using his length on Anthony Davis. But he can't do that right now because he's just a little too light so he's still got to get a little bit stronger especially in the legs to help him be a better one on one but held side defense. He's amazing on the health side. Yeah well and it's amazing. That help defender that. He put on so much muscle and you can still see. Some weaknesses is like actual physical weakness. and which I think also affects him in the post one reason why he hasn't shot well in the post is because either he he doesn't or he can't back guys down but yeah defensively that affects him too and but it just goes to show how weak he got why. That's such a negative thing. But but you know he surreal and you know he was twenty years old true any seven three so apparently it's actually so yeah. He didn't have a lot of strength. And so I think he you for the next couple of off seasons. He's going to have to build that strength to the point where he becomes an anchor down there where he doesn't get pushed around or anything like that. That'll so help also with these late-game rebounding issues. Although he is a better rebounder he still getting beat by a faster stronger guy and him building that strength and his his quickness a little bit will help them with that as well. Yeah I think just the fact that he's improved the way that he has and and also we've talked about before the way that he plays how he doesn't force anything you talked about the last episode. How you just love his attitude and his maturity ready and the willingness to come in and you know you you come from being the man and you come to this new team when you're thinking this is going to be great? I get to be the man with another guy that's the man and we're GONNA dominate. And then it turns out that you're not as good as you hoped you would be deep in injury. Or whatever and Luca is way better than you ever were anyway and instead of causing problems or trying to force it or trying to take over which we've seen that dynamic how it doesn't work he's gladly just said I get it. You're better than I am. I'm GONNA play within the offense. What really helps is that? Luka is undoubtedly yeah like it would be ellen if Luca was out there averaging twenty game efficiency and then it's like well. Hey maybe I should be getting these shots more. But it's clear so it's like even a porzingas wanted challenge. There is no competition. And that's not a shot on porzingis. You know it's just Lucas. Having such a monster year it was clear last year. Well I don't know I mean there were still problems. I will say that the Knicks must have the greatest. Pr Team in the world. They do they turned what the guy that we have have is not the guy I was expecting. There were rumors that he had attitude problems. Yeah well I remember listening to someone else's thoughts on this podcast. I can't remember was saying. How like the Knicks? Pay attention to the stupidest things like they could have. They're like so much drama going on in the front office this with their GM and then they're firing their coach and they have all of this crap and they they don't care about they don't fake they don't change it but yet it. If Richard Jefferson says that takes off they were like no we. Didn't they released an official statement. They have a tweet as Eddie to worry that just shows the organizations insecurity on their brass team like for them to feel feel the need to have to clarify a. We never offered. Nobody cared you shouldn't care about all the bad or negative things that people care about with the Knicks don't address yeah but the one time publicly. Somebody says they offered me contract and they didn't. Did you hear that. The Knicks Higher David Blatt as Like I dunno president of something Yeah I thought that was interesting because I don't feel like it solved a problem that they were dealing with. I mean it's not surprising. I mean well. He went to college with one of them. So I mean I don't know all all the details but it just seems surprising I was like I don't know if that really souls what you guys are dealing with what you gotta do. I'm not going to spend any more time on my point. Wait was that the Knicks. Pr Is great because the guy that everybody thought we might be getting is clearly not that good. They said attitude problems his brother is always involved. Ah Yes all of these. And we haven't had any of those problems he's been in like you said his attitude is awesome. I love his his attitude his honesty in in his interviews yeah well in his willingness to play within the system to accept his role. which which is it's not like? It's a bad roles like he's coming off the bench but he is the secondary guy to Luca I mean and he. He wasn't that before so to accept that role I think it says a lot about who he is and I think it's a big part of why they're they're winning because if you see like for him to set that example I think is valuable for the rest of the rest of the locker room for guys like Tim. Hardaway Junior. Who's always been kind of the number one guy or I South Korea who may be thought he was going to start or all these different guys? I think it sets a good example and also builds that kind of culture that because really winning being requires sacrifice guys have to be willing to accept their role and when they don't accept their role that's when it causes problems and so I think it's just an important part of their culture. Okay another topic that I wanted to talk about that. This ring article addressed and I've kind of been thinking about it in the back of my head. A little bit is the next Kevin. Neal is there isn't a problem that Luca why is ball dominant. Is that something that we should be concerned with. And here's the reason why there's a couple of things couple good points. So first of all. They rely on him and this is really the point of it. They rely on him so much. I guess yes. A lot of stars are ball dominant but the fact is they rely on him for like everything he leads. The lead the leads the league in recession. Yeah in touches. You saw whenever the clippers just focused on him solely they took him out of the game. Mavericks lost that game and they couldn't Khalid do anything Yeah that's one game though. You've also seen games where like in Denver Hookah couldn't get anything going true and we we still want and then we against the bucks. Yeah and so. That was kind of my next point of like a lot of times when you have a team that relies so much on one player. Not Now you can get it done in the clippers game. They couldn't get it done but I I was like well but since then we've seen those players step up. Yeah and you'RE NOT GONNA win every game anyways so they could have just been. They just wasn't there that night against the clippers and the clippers. I don't know but really what what you're seeing is best possible scenario for the mavs..
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"Okay and yeah. It's a problem. Here's another good comment from J H at underscored Jay. Actually GONNA do. I wouldn't mispronounce all these okay. He he said Need another star. I don't think Porzingis will be that guy and end. Want one guard that can be a really great defender. Now we're talking about pausing using. He's obviously struggled this year. We've said in the past that we don't think that this year is going to be any indication of he'll be like for the rest of his career. But I guess if we are talking about. Are they a championship team. Now than what I said it does depend on Porzingas. I do believe he is a superstar. I still believe in it. Just might not Nazeer. Yeah maybe not this year or maybe later on this year we see a little bit more of it. You know one guy tweeted that He can feel his porzingas breakout game in his bones. And it's like to me. That's the best way to describe it. That's how I feel at some point is going to break out of all this and it's GonNa Click and handle things are going to move forward so I don't believe they need another star I think you just need quality role players in enroll players that actually can hit big shots in the playoffs. Yeah or in big games because really how you win in the playoffs. Is You have role players that show up in big moments Sir not stars but they show up big moments and that's what helps you win so I think you need to get those guys. I think they have porzingis. And Lucas said I think it's the other guys that matter that remains to be seen. Maybe some of the guys they have are those people I don't know so he brought up. They also need a guard that that can be a really great defender. And so this kind of goes into trades because part of my question when I tweeted this was if they're not contenders. Now what moves. Do you think they should make to become a contender. And so that's why he brought up getting at guard. That can be a really great defender late. Do you agree with that. You think they should be like a lot of people. brought out like this one comment from at Ashish area. I am sure mispronounced said but he a a lot of people said the same thought he said I like what we have. Their chemistry is so good right now. I don't WanNA trade any pigs away if anything. We just need an elite rebounder or someone to lock doc down the paint but that idea of like not wanting to ruin the chemistry a lot of people said the same thing and I cannot feel the same way so it's like yeah. They need to make improvements. But I'm I'm so afraid to mess with the chemistry well. It's the right kind of improvements. I I don't think we need a elite rebounder I think are rebounding is actually actually pretty good. This year in the League were tenth right now. In rebounding percentage in defensive rebounds fourth in the League in total so oh I think we're actually a pretty decent rebounding team. Yeah and that's probably because Porzingis is way above his career average. Luca obviously is a freak. Yuck so now points in the paint Where do we rank with that when we're seventeen so we're a little bit on the the bad side and I think porzingas it's not being himself in the beginning but you see even the change with him lately Eh? Really the last ten games as far as defense. He's been really good. But yeah that's also a factor porzingas his a really good rim-protector. He's just not porzingas yet. We'll have led the points in the paint. How we're whatever you say? Seven point defensively seventeen so were on the the lower end We allow forty eight points per game the paint and the Milwaukee Bucks are number one in the league at forty. So it's not like it's a huge gap now so I don't know if we need either one of those to me. The the way the roster is set up is the way it needs to be set up with The athletic wing to guard. Tim Hardaway the the defensive three guide. Dorian yeah the four spacer porzingas and then the rim roller in Powell. Those are the right kind of structure structure. Is there just the upgrade of debt to me the biggest upgrade you can have is that three yards spot during vinnie Smith. I agree and that's so. Do you like that guy saying they need to a guard that can defend really well. I think you could say finish Smith that spot guard or or forward a a wing. Yeah this other Guy Carlos he said the same thing we we still need a guy and so like my first thought was well during finish. Smith has actually become a really good guy. I'm a good defender. He's still not a good shooter. He's much better. I feel whenever he shoots it now I I don't I'm not upset because it normally goes in and he's like I've trashed him a lot in the past but this year he's grown a lot has become a very good three. Andy the guy that being said what I think though what that would put them over the edge as far as championships team or not. Is You need an elite. Three Andy Guy. Yeah in a week. Three D. guy is a guy that can get his shot off no matter what whenever he catches and even if the defense closes out like Klay Thompson Awesome sometimes sheets with the guy right there in faced any smith is often wide open. Yes so and Tim Hardaway Junior. That's kind of what makes him so valuable within the starting lineup. Because is he can just rise up above the defender and shoot it. Because Tim Hardaway. Junior is very athletic. He's got great size great length. He's a decent. Defender resigned lockdown defender. But he's a decent defender lately. Yeah and but he can catch and shoot with the best of them doesn't always make it but when he's on he's on and I feel like Tim. Hardaway is going to be one of those guys in the playoffs. He he gets in a playoff series. He stays hot the whole series the next series. He he might go ice cold but carlisle's great at finding somebody else that that can contribute. So I think that that three D if you had klay late Thompson at that small forward to me this. This team is a championship team. Yeah no in somebody else mentioned that. I don't have the tweet in front of me. But they said and Klay Thompson listen to this team and their ship and and I was like well. Yeah obviously I would love to have Klay Thompson but just don't grow on Jack's not happening. Yeah and so you know that brings up the other point line of like okay so they need a three d guy will. Who is that? I mean who's available like you said the these guys don't go on or grow on. They can't just outside and pick one up so it's like how many elite three and d guys are there in the League and then second of all what team would give that guy up her nothing. Yeah like when you find find that you don't really want to give that up And we can get into trades a little bit later on. Because there's been some new stuff about Ego Dolla and Kevin Love which I know a lot of people talked about but but there is that a lot of people talked about how they need that a guard that a guy Peter Hogan at Pistol Pete. He'd Hogan cool name by the way Brought up a good point. He said the mass bench is really good but come playoffs. They won't be able to take advantage of weaker. Benches because other teams teams don't play their bench in the playoffs. I think they needed to find a solid third starter or defined. Sixth man to take the next step. I think in terms of you know we're we're talking about benches and to get off three guy. I think a defined sixth man maybe is more important than a third starter like you said I mean they have poisoning is. There's there's no three all star games anymore really you what your bench does in. The playoffs doesn't doesn't get destroyed. While you're you're stars on the bench and went coaches. Just don't play. They don't go nine or ten or eleven like they do in the regular season and that's why I think he was saying that a defined sixth man that's like kind of like a sixty career candidate even if he doesn't win it is so important you so I'm going to throw a name out there and they're restricted free agent next summer. Now there's a couple couple things that have to go the MOM's way in order for this to work out in the past. I was never a huge fan of this person. But this year's Ason tatum. No very very close though. Oh I know you're gonNA Jaylen Brown. Yeah is a restricted free agent. That's important because they have locked up so much money on Gordon Hayward and Kemba Walker while some people think hayward is gone while they would have to trade him okay. So then I take Jason. I Take Gordon Hayward we're yeah but let's say so in order for the Mavericks believed to have any money is Tim. Hardaway is going to have to opt out of his contract that it doesn't mean he's going to leave. He just got an opt out. The best case scenario for the mavs. Is Tim Hardaway Junior averages. Seventeen points a game this year on pretty decent efficiency efficiency on a winning team. He's going to opt out because he's GonNa get a long term deal. My belief is the Mavericks Really Liked Him Hardaway away they will kind of communicate with him have him opt out and he'll resign Dallas but what that'll do is once he opts out. It gives them cache to spend in free agency. Of course this is freaking fantasy land. The marriage never sign anybody. But I'm just saying there's a chance they can have some money this summer. Do you think so the idea of them getting a more defined six men. Do you think that's important because right now. Who is there six? No I mean. I don't think that matters just just having a solid bent just having a solid team. Well Yeah but we're trying to get bench the bench. Yeah is is important to have but I don't think you need to have like the sixth man of the year type of guy coming in so personally. No I don't think so. Okay let me go. Oh through and read some of these other comments. There's a lot of people that like I said are saying that they need another shock creator. They need another three in D. Guy or a wing defender so a lot of people are saying that and I mean like I agree even though I think finish Smith has developed really. Well you have to. You need to upgrade somewhere..
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"It's going to come out in January Really excited about it. I think mass fans are GonNa like it a lot but in the meantime there's an article up where Martin listed his top five games to watch for this month and that's a monthly series so in January who have his next top five games to watch for that month. We're GONNA talk about the maverick schedule into wolf for the rest of the of December because it is brutal but I I wanted to show start start the show off with a little bit of Trivia. I shared this on twitter and it was so amazing I just feel like I have to share it here in case anyone listening is not following me. So so it's about how the Mavericks got their name which you probably know. They came into the to the league. A local radio station in hosted a contest contest and invited mavs fans to send in submissions for what they thought the name of the team should be and then they sent sent those submissions to Don Carter and they could choose the name so once. The name Mavericks was chosen. The fans who suggested that at work entered into a drawing to get season tickets. But what's interesting is the number of people who suggested the name Mavericks. Would you like to guess Martin. Seventy seventy seven forty one just as good. I mean no better. That completely blew my mind when I saw that because I thought I was like no. What are the chances who I was like no freaking way and I had to? I found an archived version version of an article that was published on NBA Dot Com. So I know it's legit and it said this very thing that the number of people that wrote in and submitted the name name Mavericks forty-one people and for those that don't know where Mavericks fans known for those of you that don't know Eh Dirk wore the number forty. Yes I feel like that is also just as obvious as you ruin the joke. The joke was going to the obvious. No better you ruined. I made it better anyway another little tidbit piece of Trivia the Mavericks First Game as a franchise was the kids to the San Antonio Spurs. Did you know that. And they also won in that game which I thought was interesting because I was like man. I can't imagine after that game. Everyone was like pumped up and like yeah. We're here we have arrived and we're going to be competitive and all this stuff and little. Did they know that you know the spurs would be like the big brother rather as Derek called them to the mavericks and the Mavs went on to go like four and sixteen or something over the next twenty games. It was not a good start but we got that win. We got all losses. That we've had against the Spurs win anyway just some Trivia. It's research I was doing for the article I was talking talking about. That's coming out in January. There's some other little nuggets that I've been finding that are super interesting that I might share on twitter but anyway I wanted to start with that so something something else I shared on twitter twitter moving onto actual topics for the podcast. I asked this question because I don't know I it. It sounds crazy but I feel like it's legit. The question was are the Mavericks a championship team. And I know when you hear that it's like whoa slowdown own. No they're not but I was like I mean seriously so are you asking. Are they contenders or could this team team when it all I mean I guess in the question. I'm I'm saying. Could this team win at all. No now when I ask that I don't even vigneault if I believe that but I think I think it's worth I think they're at the point where it's a conversation we can have. I think we're at the point where you can say in. Someone doesn't think you're a complete idiot. Well I mean they're the third in the West record wise they are tied. Will they have the the the number one offensive rating at one hundred sixteen point. Nine point of the offense is of all time per one hundred possessions of all time yes. They are currently fourteenth and in defensive rating and that it went up to twelve for a minute and then back down to fourteen after the kings game I thought at one point they were eighth eighth. No okay now. I don't think they ever that high but net rating. They are currently tied for second at nine point. Four both look at these teams James here. The the top ten teams in overall net rating number ten year the Denver Nuggets a lot of people would say their contenders number nine. The Houston Rockets. Another team that a lot of people say are contenders. I don't well for the sake of argument. Let's just say that most people consider these teams is to be well. I don't next what's next on your list. That's needed the list. It's next on the list number eight. Wait we're already on number eight. Oh did you start at number ten. Okay okay clearly. I wasn't paying attention very well. Okay continue on with your list to start over my point here. Okay so if you look at some of the top ten N.. Teams in overall net rating. And I think that going into the season most of these teams most people thought were contenders and this is kind kind of the level of play that they're playing at right now number ten. You have Denver Nuggets. I think a lot of people consider them to be contenders in the West. Maybe not win it all but contenders tenders of the Houston. Rockets are number nine. Obviously the the same way I mean they have James Harden people got better with Russell Westbrook. Then you have have Philadelphia at seven Toronto at six. Most people didn't see them there the clippers at five Boston at four Dallas at three. You will actually tied with Los Angeles for to the Lakers and Milwaukee at number one so most of those teams people. I thought coming into the season. We're going to be the or the best teams in the League and the mavs Mavericks Her right there with them. So can they contend. I definitely think they can contend with a lot are these teams. They've beaten some of them already true. Can they win it all. I don't know I think it depends on depends on porzingus in my opinion because is when you get deep in the playoffs. Everybody's good at defense. It's who can score despite. How good the defenses? Any need people that can put the ball in the basket I know Luca is one of those guys. PORZINGAS is going to have to help. Yeah I think You know when I think about it. That's a good point about are they contenders or can can they actually wouldn't it all because I think there is a difference there And so when I think about it I I kind of related back to like the thunder when they were sort of young or other teams like that kind of like the Trailblazers Navy lying on here or the warriors. When they hadn't won yet they were still kind of young? Like as a as a fan of those teams you felt like yeah. We're really good. I mean these guys are amazing. We were winning fifty plus games like yes we are contenders but as a person on the outside a you know maybe knows what it takes has seen what it takes to win a championship. You Know Oleg they're just missing that thing and you don't quite know what it is yet you just know that they're too young they can't do it yet. And so as a mass fan I think yes. They are really good and Luca I feel like can do anything. And you know the offense the defense the net rating all this stuff but I have to like if I look at it objectively objectively. I think they're they're like those teams that were really good but we're just too young and they couldn't quite get over the hump yet. The only agree hundred percent percent. But I feel like Luca is on another level like if you if you're looking at the thunder the young thunder a young durant. The argument could be made in fact. The argument is there is no argument Lucas better than Iran than he was and he was at this age. Yeah and it's it's not even close. Yeah same with a young Steph curry a young Klay Thompson all of these younger teams yes. Those superstars were kind of becoming who they were. Yeah but Lucas already at another eleven I saying he can. I mean he's gotTa prove it in the playoffs and I think it's a lot to ask ask for a twenty year old second year player to dominate in the playoffs. But if anybody can do it it would be. It would so when I'm posted this on twitter. I got got a bunch of responses and so I wanted to share them and then we can also go through insurance thoughts and one guy brought up the point that you just brought out about experienced Daniel the annual. I'm going to mispronounce his last name so I'm just going to say his at its at dizzy. Underscore to one four. He said I think the gap is experienced. We haven't been in. Those dog fights to to know how to come out on the other side. I think we'll get our hearts broken once or twice and then become a dynasty and I think that's Kinda like what you're saying it's just that experience what it takes like you know. These players know basketball. They know how to play. They know how to be good. They know how to shoot. And rebound and all that but there's that experience of like what what it's like in the playoffs and how you take your game to the next level and we saw that against the clippers like they had an ex- another level in the mavericks don't and I think that experience. This is something that it gives you something that you it's not tangible. Yeah and I don't know if you look at any of the great teams in history. The League I doubt any of them wanted all their very first year of being great they probably like Jordan got eliminated by the Pistons. I think two years in a row. Yeah I was thinking only the Celtics one. I can remember with Allen and Garnett and well that was a little different because you had the the you know. They were inveterate veteran. Yes and you had three stars at that point. They were already veteran. Yeah even the heat didn't win their first year right. Yeah and So I don't know I think it's a lot to ask. I think a lot depends on our awad depend how far they go in the playoffs. Kind of depends on the match ups who they go against and that was when point point so the other twitter is GonNa bring out from Jeremy Morris He said clippers are really really good. They're built for the playoffs and we don't match up super well with him but there isn't really early anymore Moves that allow us to match up well outside of adding someone like Drummond so in terms of trades. Could they get better. He said I I say we roll with with this. We can hang with anyone else. And so that was one point that I was making is like the clippers are the only team that really scares me. And so if it like you were saying the matchups they fall the right way to where the man's don't face them until maybe the conference finals or maybe not at all that. I think that really helps them. which you know the Mavericks have seen? What the clippers? I did that same kind of style of defense as seen that sense that clippers game true and they broke through it. I mean they saw it with the Lakers and we really struggled ruggles in the first half but in really in the first quarter in the second quarter he kind of figured some things out and that Lakers game in Los Angeles so I mean who who knows. Let's see what happens when we play them again. We see them again This month I believe Or maybe next month. We have the clippers again. And let's see what happens. I mean maybe the the mavericks have figured something out and maybe they don't scare us at all but I mean in my saying. They're going to beat the clippers. No I don't believe they would in a series. I don't think they would beat the clippers. I think they could take the Lakers. Only because of the the style the matchup Is kind of in the mavericks favor because the Lakers just don't have shooting mm-hmm and Carlisle is the king of beating teams. Don't have shooting zone defense. It takes like you have to be able to shoot threes. Yeah and so. It's it's not quite as effective as it used to be because most teams can shoot threes but against a team like the Lakers. You can zone in the zone. Also prevents prevents people from getting in the pain and as what Lebron his primary thing is getting into the paint and then either finishing the pain or dishing out. They beat Lebron before with his own. Because of that very reason. Yeah so I think the Lakers would-be a favourable matchup. I don't think I think the rockets would think we would beat the rockets rockets. The nuggets the jazz jazz knowingly sons. I don't none of those teams scare me. I think the mavericks are better than all of those teams. Yeah like I don't WanNa get cocky or anything But just I feel like I'm looking at it objectively and I think they could beat the right now avenue. I mean the Runaway Bunny Beats The rockets in the playoff. Yeah true. I've been on the other hand I I could. I wouldn't be surprised if the rockets beat them the rocket got beat last year by the Golden State Warriors Without Kevin Durant. Yeah they got beat deep by the Spurs they just lose in the playoffs because the harden effect. He's not as good in the playoffs. I don't care what anybody says. He's just not as they don't call fouls the same way..
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"If it were that easy then every player would just come back. And there's there's so many players players that never really recover from a tornado that are never really themselves. Include Thompsons GONNA struggle his first year back to his shooting. Percentages are going to be lower. It's not I say this Salat about analysis and stats and all that. It's nothing personal. It's just it's just numbers it's just a fact you know it's not personal. It's just the way it is well and I think the Mavericks Organization understands the bigger picture or looking taking into account. They have insight into the matter. They're taking into account everything that's happening. They're taking into account that the torn ACL the coming back after a long layoff and then all the other factors with the the new coach in the new team and the new city and all of those things so and their mind. There is no need to force it. And even Donnie Nelson on on another podcast. He was a guest on and he said this year is really a year for. We are Porzingas to learn carlisle system and learn how to play with Luca. And that's it and I think that's why you see porzingas even after struggling to shoot the ball in this game when they showed him on the bench he's laughing he's smiling. He's having a good time because he doesn't have that pressure pressure. Yeah because he's got Luc. Help carry them in their winning and he can just enjoy it while he's recovering. Why we're making a big deal about about him? Not Banging down low with other players just doesn't make any sense to me. Well and to be honest you know I before before Porzingas came here. The only Knicks Games I saw was if the mavs were playing them or if I happen to catch it on a national game so I knew a bit about pausing his game aim but not a whole lot and so now when I go back and watch his highlights his games. What was his game? It's not really a a lot in the post now. He could do that. There were times that he did that and I think he's not the same when you compare those plays from what he was healthy to now he. He is not the same player but a lot of his offensive game was things that happened off the ball. And that's a lot of like we've talked about the past few few days especially but since the season started the players. Don't look for him as much in New York. They look from all the time because he was the only guy that could really do anything you think. So if he cut to the basket or if he came on a curl or or off of a screen they looked for him all the time and here. They don't really do that. I think one it's the offense to. They're not used to him and I think also because it's a new offense for him he's he is the kind of player. Sure he's kind of like a six seven wings slasher that can shoot threes where he would slash around or he'll get put back. dunks put back rebounds or all US. That's that's really kind of how he plays. And whenever he's within the flow of the offense he does a really good job of that. And we've seen stretches this season where he has done. Amen Yeah the Houston game. I think was a great example of kind of what you would see from core from porzingis whenever he's healthy and he knows it was the offense but you're GonNa have games where he just looks lost or his not going in and again that's just a factor of learning the offense and and learning became again. Yeah yeah well in another thing that I noticed that was different is his confidence. Level is not there yet. I never really thought about it. Although I feel like in the the past few games he's like lost his confidence more and more but overall I thought he was. Okay just kind of kind of slow or learning the game but really when you go back and look when he was on the Knicks he had this undeniable confidence. You could see it in his foot speed. In the way that he moved in his explosiveness in his reactions to plays afterwards he does not have the same confidence it might be because he's been gone and he's trying to find his way back mentally uh-huh and also could be the injury I mean I know that players do have that in their head kind of feeling uneasy about the leg and he said that it's not dare But you know it might still in the back of his head play a role or just whatever it is. The confidence is not quite there. So those same moves that same explosive. Oh so this you just don't see it right now. I think he'll be fine. Yeah obviously I would love for him to play better. I would love love for all of our hopes and expectations that all the fans had going into the season that the marriage is going to be completely dominant. Porzingis was going to average twenty five points a game. Even I thought he would average twenty points a game and he still might. There's a lot of season left. But he's just not that player right now and I. I don't think everybody should overreact. Based on what Shack Shack says I mean honestly but I think that's kind of how all mass fans are feeling one right now and we're trying to hold it in and when somebody else says it justifies. Don't get me wrong. I feel the same way I just have to. I have to hold back. Because there's so much more going on than just porzingas playing within the offense and I think the bottom line is that the mavs needs to get Ed Porzingas more involved and I think chuck and check might have had the wrong idea of how to do that. That's true yes they're on the right pay. I think you see that with mom's twitter. Yeah yeah that's kind of what everybody and I'm not sure everybody knows how to say they. They know something's not right. Yeah Yeah they're watching the game. They know it's not right Porzingis. This needs to be more involved. But I don't think any of US myself included know how to get him involved and it looks like Carlisle doesn't even know how yet so so I think that like you know. They talked a lot about how they re. The moms. Rely too much on Luca. Kenny Smith said in if they want to be a championship team they have to get poising is more involved larger part of the offense. We're talking about that. All the Hollander hundred percent agree. Yeah just not doesn't have to be in the post which is more involved in. It's just not gonNA happen this year. True Yeah I mean it now how the Mavericks are much better than I think. A lot of people thought. Yeah and so like that might cause them to oh expedite their expectations and that might be. Why Carlisle was given the ball? Maybe he's in his mind he's like it's time it's time to get this guy going. Even though he struggled it's time to to get him into the flow the offense One hundred percent agree. I think Porzingis has to be a franchise is player a dominant player in order for the championship team. Yeah I just I just don't think we're GONNA see it until later on this season and maybe not even until yeah I think that what the Mavericks in Porzingis together should try to more his game or model his game after would be somebody. Somebody like a Kevin Durant even a little bit of what you saw from Brandon. Ingram cassettes. We talk a lot about how porzingis should be like Dirk because he he has the same body type and he has the same game and a lot of ways but the way that the game is played nowadays durant is like the Modern Dirk. He does all those things. But it's more about spreading the floor and even more about shooting than than Dirk quizzes. He's not as much in the post and so I think in terms of getting porzingis involved volved is closer to that style of play. Not so much the post yeah. I mean no matter what style he plays. He's going to have to like any great player. You have to be able to do multiple things offensively in order if durant has a small on him. Yes it's GonNa take him down in the post it back down and yeah if he's got a big on him he's either GonNa do with three or drive to the basket so porzingas is going to have to be able to take taking advantage. No matter what I think he will the one thing that I do think he should model it after is more towards Dirk because as you get older your mobility goes away. We're going to see that with durant. Eventually it is the mobility is going to go away so the reason dirk lasted so long was because he had developed shots that that lasted or aged well and I think porzingas. Because he's seven three should he needs to get shots at age. Well ill matter when when he's or how old he is so that you got fifteen time worry about that. But like that's why I think even the maps don't like those like the contested two pointers. I get that but he is going to have to be able to take a small guy if they put him on him and actually back him down and get a shot. Close the basket comp- as opposed to what he does now like. He is going to have to be able to do that even if it's not you know ten times times a game no one hundred percent again and I think he will just this. You know Sierras is not any indication of poisonous is going to be like for the next ten years. Yeah Dude I what is he. Twenty four twenty three. He's either twenty twenty four so he's still young in a lot of young offensive so players whenever they recognize a weakness in their game. They spend the off season. And I think like we talked about a couple podcasts ago about his strength he developed L. upped or he gotta watch stronger this offseason but you can see how much strength he actually needed to develop as much as he'll not trust gets pushed around a little too much so a couple more off-seasons of building strength and then it'll get to a point where he doesn't get pushed around at all. Yeah so yeah. I think it's just. This is not really an indication of what went and again you can read the article if you want to on the side Dallas was cast dot com where we go into like what these guys were like. The year they came back from injury. Even there's another article published about the you're talking about the six stars that came back from a tornado. You guys are actually recovered and became superstars again. Even all of them their first year a bag they were not very good at all. So it's just this is just not who he's going to be for the next ten years. Okay that's enough about porzingis another major development that I know you were happy about was. Jj I thought thought JJ primarily came in because Carlisle could recognize a lack of energy. And I think he also recognized because it's been a long road trip and all these factors so he put in J. J. J. J. can help this take this team to another level and I thought the biggest thing in it it was was only a few minutes but the biggest thing that it does is when Jay Walker on the court at the same time allows Luca to play off the ball. Luca got a catching shoot. Yeah like unbelievable. He never gets those and he got one tonight and I think playing with Jj rows him to to play off the ball but jj not only can you not he can get his own shot..
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"Go down to the clippers. Won Fourteen ninety nine. You know there's a lot of things that like we're frustrating. Obviously in a loss bad things happen. That's why you lose but ultimately I think what really happened is the mouse. Now's got beat by a better team. I think the clothes are just a better team when the clippers came to play. Yeah they They came with especially defensively. They've been hearing so much about the mavericks offense and they took it personally tonight as a personal challenge and they did a great job. I mean let's just be honest. They they came with everything they had tonight to kind of put their foot down as. Hey you guys are a nice up and coming team but it you're not on the same level and it's actually the man's it hurts because it's like man we got destroyed tonight by them you can take could ask compliment that The clippers took you seriously. And that's good to see because I don't think they took the rocket seriously because I haven't seen. I've wash a lot of clippers games. This year I haven't seen them play defense like that. They were locked in. They were locked in from for the entire forty eight minute not one minute it at all and so you know the mavs. They took the mavs seriously. They did a great job on them. They did a great job on Luca in the mascot. Beat I mean it's they won five in a row. You're going to lose some games. Well and the the clippers showed that you know they. Their record might be similar alert. They might be close in the standings but the clippers have just another level they can go to and the mavericks don't have that. Well it helps when you have Paul George Kawhi Leonard Williams Mantras Herald. You basically have four three or two. MVP candidates and a six man of the year every a year. Who probably could be an all-star mantras Herro who probably will win six says? Yeah and then Patrick. Beverley is a really good role player. It helps when we have really good players and they have just better players in the Mavericks and we have one guy that's on their level and they crowded him literally every time we get the ball. There's four or five guys around him. Yeah they definitely slowdown Lucas. So he finished with twenty two points but on four for fourteen shooting now he did shoot sixteen free throws and made fourteen of the but but they found a way to to kind of take him out of it. I didn't think he really had an opportunity to to go off. Or to takeover or to show the kind of Luca magic that we usually see and then yeah outside of that their role players have been hot lately. Would we've asked every episode here is. How long is this going to last? Because this has not been the norm for the past however players have been here well in. I think you you saw with Tim. Hardaway junior with all due respect to him. He's just not a star and you saw against other teams. Yeah he can get hot and he can play well but when the when you're going against championship level teams. You have to be able to create your own offense despite the defense and this whole thing defense wins championships. A load of crap. I mean I know the Clinton as one tonight. But that's just because the mavericks offense wasn't good enough and it's because they have one true legit star right now porzingas. He's he's just not porzingis yet but having another guy out there that can really really make a play and make a shot no matter how. Good the defenses. Those are the guys that help you to win and Tim Hardaway. Just isn't there yet. But you saw glimpses if you have that guy how good you can be. Yeah Yeah like the the hot street that he's been on it just shows you. Yeah when you have a player that's playing at that level. How good that makes your offense now? If only he could do that consistently and he does. He's been shooting like eighty percent from the floor as a starter literally doesn't have to continue that but just that level where he can be that third guy and you saw like Dorian played great defense on collided still made a lot of his shots because Kawai is a superstar and that's what stars do no matter. How good your defenses? They put the ball in the basket. That's what Michael Jordan. That's how Michael One. That's how coli won the championship. Tim Hardaway is just not at that level. If you play really good defense on him it's really GonNa shut him down. Yeah so but I don't want like like it's some it's not it's not. The problem was that their role players had been hot and tonight. They just weren't they. They missed a lot of shots. Yeah Okay so you talked about the clippers defense and one thing then. Rick talked about his his post game. Interview was the physicality ability This is the third time that I've seen a team super physical with Luga now tonight. It was the whole team against the entire mavericks but thought the Clippers play a little more straight up than other teams like other teams. I feel like they're just trying to get under his skin. Whereas I think the clippers were just playing it ED hardy? Do you think they went too far with that or like. Were you okay with that. Or how do you think that affected Luka. I don't think it really affected him. Luka to me was smart when he recognized the physicality of the game he was driving it a lot he got a lot of free throws rose. And that's what you have to do. Teams play really physically like that. You have to drive. You have to put them in a position to foul because more like they were just swipe at everything jumping on everything you got to force him to value and Luca understood that. I don't think anybody else on the teamed. Yeah that was one thing that we noticed was it. Seemed like everybody else was afraid to drive it. There is there is long stretches where they would just pass it around the perimeter. Internet was like someone who goes. They didn't WanNa get hit. I guess you got to want to get hit. Unfortunately you have to thrive off that that I think one player that thrives off that really well is Berea. Yeah obviously if you listen to podcasts you know I believe Berea area should be playing and I believe he should be playing for games specifically like this anytime we have a tough match-up against a really good team. BEREA comes to play and he shows up and he plays well. And that's the kind of guy that you need to help Luke and Porzingis right now because the other guys you saw they they were kind of shell shocked by the whole game. They were thrown off by the physicality seen Kawai. Am Paul George on the other side. I thought they got intimidated. Now berea played sixteen minutes. Some of that was in garbage. Time Interestingly he was the only player you're outside of Justin Jackson who also only played two minutes of garbage time he was the only player with a positive plus minus he was plus five. The sixteen minutes will say they managed garbage garbage time. That's thirteen to fourteen minutes. Do you think that was enough. Are you saying that he should play every game. This many minutes. Yeah I believe. Jj should be playing every game. I think he should become an off the bench and I think obviously that means somebody's minutes are going to go away in a lot of people. Don't WanNa hear that. In my opinion the minutes need be taken away from Jalen. It's not that Jalen. Did anything. Wrong Jalen Nice promising young player but if you want to win big time games or if you want to win more consistently play big players big time players and JJ has a history of being a big time player in a game like this where the clippers came out early and you are struggling to get offense. That's a game you could go to. Jj Little Bit early. Bring him in let let him go out there and create some space. There's a reason why he started in the finals. Because of that very thing he he makes plays. He's a playmaker whether he's scoring or getting somebody else open for shots and I believe he should be playing every game. Yeah I am. I thought he played really well. He had he was five for eleven at twelve points to for three on three pointers and yeah. The rest are role players they struggled with. They didn't really drive it. They also struggle with the physicality and then they just missed miss shots. I think they got intimidated. Yeah I think they got now. Okay I want to say something about that because a lot of people on twitter are saying that the Mavericks Scott punked and showed that they're soft which it's funny because I feel like we are kind of saying that but I'm also not saying that soft or pong hung first of all this whole saw thing that started a long time ago. It really the the soft phrase came out derk Dirk that that was never used in the league until somebody decided to use it with Dirk. People believe that if you're not pushing back or you're not physical back your soft oft yes you have to be physical but being softer tough does not depend on the physical nature of the game. It's in your mind and yes yes I do believe that some of the players were intimidated by the fact that they had Paul George and Kawhi Leonard on the other side of the court and they struggled. They didn't want to drive. They pass it around. But I think that's more of a sign of youth and inexperience Agnes now now any other team. I understand the concept of what what happened and why you could describe it as this but just based on what I know of the Mavericks I think the youth and experience and also they're just not as good as the clippers liberal have. Yeah they just have better players and and the clippers decided to come out to play and you lost. It's not at the end of the world. What were you expecting to win? Emily Sucks yes I know and trust me. I was hurting for the first half of the game. I didn't WanNa talk to anybody but you come back to reality and it's like it's just one game and it sucks but you can learn from it and you just go on if they win the next to no one's going to remember this. This came. Yeah I think really again. I just think it showed that the clippers have that next level to go to the Mavericks. Don't they have a lot of guys that they're developing guys is that are young and I think you just Kinda saw that that split whereas like the older veteran team guys I have won championships. have been in the playoffs playoffs consecutive year. And they were like we get it. You want to win. But we're just better than you again. I think the mavericks they the Clippers took you seriously that means the mavericks are a good team. Yeah now the clippers just needed to show how good the mavs aren't ready to compete yet. Ah But the clippers recognize the mavs. Were a good team and they came to play. I haven't seen them play defense like that all year long. I don't think they took the rockets seriously. I watched that game. They didn't play the same defense against rockets. Because no one's a free hard until the last one so it's just it's a loss it sucks. You know it hurts and you got to move on one thing. Do you WanNa talk about Dwight Powell. I mean okay so so of all the things in this game they were like what the clippers are. Just better good effort. There's definitely some things they can work on. But they're just not as good right now but the one thing being in that just makes me WANNA tear my hair out is Dwight Powell and I just. I don't understand why he's and I say this there's two things I say every time first Maxi is a better shooter render and rewound or yes and second I feel like Dwight Powell. He could go out out there and stand at Center Court ring at Center Court and he was still get his minutes I I just I don't understand he was. He had ten points screens and three rebounds. I just it on defense is like he's not even there rebounding. Forget it and he's he can't can't shoot. I just I don't understand it.
"mavericks" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Early on the it's the Mavericks overhaul of the Pablo's you loved his six fifty three to play. We'll keep our balder. And once again is her Colorado defensively, I t depend three point shot. Colorado's lack of taking care of the ball all sorts of banner would lead to two of those trees on the other end Neidl run for the Mavericks over the last ninety seconds a minute twenty nine. They attempt twenty three three pointers a game. The mavericks. And they can show they have raised not just the three point line. But couple of those about three or four feet behind the line that used to be an enormous number in today's game, though, twenty three three pointers. Got it. Yeah. So so you don't really think much about it. You gotta get if you really want to raise an eyebrow. Get up into the thirties. Daily coach who's out there with the Coppola? Buffalo says it'll Batty daytime Mckee Colorado attacking four core. White cell defense right centers of basketball, hire the right side the daily on Brown. He didn't play on Tuesday night got between the ARC's suite of the right side. David coats inside the white blocking Batty deflected away getting a handle that one. I awarded the same market fake high pass low or fake low pass. Britain. Barney comes junior. Wichita transit, Wichita state. Win by clock is at five tailored Kunz right side. Maybe with the ball down to data while the paint off the window won't, go dot dot. And a foul. Call right at the buzzer. I wasn't sure he got that one open time, but apparently did gang. Personal foul. Richard freshman. I number three. Sticks fourteen thirty two the first able to write the free throw line up to a right? He was four or five in the opener. Good foul shooter. Gives you the sad Robinson is back here. Now for the Mavericks five is bay Batty, right Kunz and Brown. We're going to see a lot of combinations tonight. 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"mavericks" Discussed on The Jump
"With those welcome to the jump i am rachel nickell steven jackson and amino hassen will be joining me in a minute but there's something we need to talk about first sports illustrated his published an incredibly thorough and highly disturbing investigation into the dallas mavericks as eyes reporter spoke to more than a dozen employees those employees gave repeated consistent accounts they corporate culture that has been downright hostile to women starting at the very top with the man who led the organization as its president and ceo for nearly twenty years that means name mr dima assery and let the mavericks three years ago but the article describes how in his decades with the teen assery routinely propositioned women who worked for him go to a meeting with the head of your company the women at the mavericks told si and be ready for him to try to fondle your thought or your calf or physically corner you in an elevator or ask you to sleep with him or in one particularly guo story have him tell you in the middle of the team dining room how he's picturing you as part of a gang bang and of course when the team president is acting like that well the employees s i spoke to say that set a tone for men throughout the organization a tone of preying on women from all sides a tone that they say hasn't changed even since assery left so did these women complained to hr to their supervisors yes they told us i but then they were told to toughen up we're in one woman's case she reports being actually threatened if she didn't keep your mouth shut now a serie himself denies all of these allegations he told us sign a statement quote i am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have been such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me he then added that quote during my nearly twenty year tenure with the mavericks i am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me or any findings by the organization that i am.