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Young, Hawks open season with 113-87 rout of Mavericks
"Cam reddish scored twenty points and Trae young added nineteen and the hawks one thirteen eighty seven route of Luca di church in the Mavericks Atlanta added to a seven point halftime lead by outscoring Dallas thirty five twenty in the third quarter young scored twelve points and dished out nine assists in the decisive period reddish led a stellar effort from the D. parks badge which contributed forty four points to go to get a win like that on first game I was used to be a better on that side of the floor all up to you to keep progress on working on that but overall gonna catch was held to eighteen points on six of seventeen shooting to go along with eleven rebounds and seven assists the Mavericks shot a dismal thirty three percent in losing their first game under new coach Jason Kidd I'm the ferry
Fumio Kishida wins Japan leadership race, setting him up to become prime minister
"Japan's ruling liberal democratic party or ldp held its leadership runoff election. The last round was between two former foreign ministers. Kishida fumio and kotaro. Mr kushida came out on top. The ldp has dominated japanese politics since its founding in the nineteen fifties. So the party's new. President will be the country's new prime minister when tsuyoshi he steps down toy so in his victory speech. Mr kishida said that from today. I will with all of my energy. Get straight to work. How and where he will channel that energy though is still something of an open question as is how much. The electorate will support him. This year's election for the presidency was more unpredictable than most heading into the vote. Today there was some some genuine uncertainty about who would emerge the victor noah. Sneider is the economists. Tokyo bureau chief but this kind of free for all uncertain circus like for the mvp at least election campaign. I think really master distracted from deeper and more worrying trend in japanese politics namely growing voter apathy and disillusionment from the political process and given that apathy. How do you think it is that. Mr kishida came out on top. The dynamics of this election were a bit complicated. But let's unpack them. Konno tato former foreign and defense minister was the favourite in public and the favourite amongst younger diet members in the ldp who saw him as potentially more transformative figure who also crucially might help them keep their jobs in elections that are looming in later. This fall masan however is unpopular amongst. The party's old guard and and they see him sort of unreliable uncontrollable. He has a reputation for being a bit of a maverick so he won. The the vote of the rank and file in the first round of the party's election but he didn't win enough support amongst his colleagues to win the election outright so it went into a second round run-off there to she support from within the party really proved decisive. It is i think a result that reflects the enduring strength of the ldp's establishment and is in some ways the kind of rebuke of public
Dallas Mavericks Sign Free Agent Frank Ntilikina
"The mass have a whole new front office in a whole new coaching staff. With jason kidd coming in. So i think there will be at least some sort of honeymoon. I don't know exactly. How long is all these new key. Figures get used to each other. But you're you're absolutely right. I mean dallas had big ambitions in free agency. They wanted to get kyle lowry. They thought lowry would be an ideal fit next deluca given his defense leadership being an old head the way and still shoot it lowry. They thought was ideal. Lowery went to miami forced his way there in a sign and trade and dallas's moves have also been just of the around the edges variety bringing in reggie bullock. I reported this week that they're close to signing frank ntilikina. That should happen but the mavs have not been able to make the splashy move and really. They're splashing move is going to have to be. Can they get kristaps porzingis. Back to the level he was playing at in the walt disneyworld bubble before he he sustained the second major knee injury of his
Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh Among 16 Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame
"Talk about the basketball hall of fame. They celebrated the class of twenty twenty one on saturday. They were sixteen legends. That were inducted into the hall of fame among those people chris. Bosh paul pierce chris webber also bill russell the first black mba head coach Two-time ncw national champion villanova coach jay wright seven-time wnba star in two time olympic gold medalist yolanda griffith seven times. Wnba star and three-time wnba. Most valuable player lauren jackson. Those were among the people who were honored. And here is paul. Here's Talking about the teams passed on him. Coming out of college team. All american projected number two pick and so. I like to thank the clippers new cover grizzlies denver nuggets. Toronto raptors go to stay whereas dallas mavericks sacramento case philadelphia. Seventy sixers and walkie buck knives past. Thank you for passing on adding fuel to my
Discussing Paddy Pimblett's Intriguing Potential Future Matchups
"I'm really intrigued about the patty pimple potential matches patty pinball versus grand dawson from our friend brennan nunez. We're going to start up with him. Grand dawson getting ready to fight. Diego fajita on october seconds So if he loses. Maybe do that. But i do not want to see patty pimlott in there with a guy. Like grant dawson right now. Just no no slow. Build grand is a very dangerous guy. maybe someday couple more wins. We see we can start talking about that but no we can't do that Rowntree versus ahlberg. Don't mind that aspen. Also till versus Riot hall and then brunson versus cannon here. I have a feeling we're going to see a lot of those. So if i see that again. i probably won't read it again. Patty family versus jamie malarkey. Lot of patty pin love Poppy underscore brian's Molly mccann versus miranda maverick ak eminem. Eminem hashtag on. I'll work that out. Yeah yeah Patty the body versus. I know i mentioned malarkey. But milwaukee's getting ready to fight devante smith so maybe the winner of
Tom Cruise Shares What Pushed Him to 'Top Gun' Reboot
"Tom cruise is set to fly once again in the upcoming. Top gun maverick. The sequel to his hit from nineteen eighty six. When you think of the original topgun. Tom is clearly the first actor that comes to mind. But the second is val kilmer who played his nemesis partner. Tom kaczynski and even though val unfortunately lost the ability to speak to a health battle in two thousand fourteen. It was tom himself. Who insisted there was no sequel without vow producer. Jerry bruckheimer tells people. Tom said we have to have him back. Tom was the driving force. We all wanted him. But tom was adamant that if he's going to make another top gun foul had to be in it. He's such a fine actor and such a good individual he goes on to say we had such a good time on the first one and wanted to bring some of the gang back together again. It was really emotional. Experience for all of us was a long time getting there but we did top gun. Maverick was actually just pushed back. Four months that will hit theaters may twenty seventh of twenty twenty two
Jared Dudley Joining Jason Kidd's Coaching Staff With Dallas Mavericks
"Dudley has agreed to become an assistant coach with the mavericks. The forward spent the last. Two seasons with the lakers. And lebron wasn't thrilled about seeing him. Depart lebron tweeted quote congrats to my guy if this is true which it probably is but face palm. Emoji man leap. I'm getting good at reading. Lebron's tweets if i do say so myself shannon. Are you surprised by how hard we're onto this no Because a lot of times you look at the bubble. You never saw lebron without jared dudley. Anthony davis around when you see them out a group setting was normally. They're duds now what they call the dude anyways. Get so for me. I'm not surprised. Lebron lebron lebron geico's two guys. He understands they're gonna be tired that they leave and is always it's hard but that doesn't make it it. It's the right thing for a deadly to do at this point in time scale but that doesn't make it any easier on
Dallas Mavericks Hiring Two-Time WNBA Champion Kristi Toliver as Assistant Coach
"N B A champ Kristi Toliver has a new job assistant coach with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. Tolliver was with the Washington Mystics. She also spent parts of two seasons on the Wizards coaching staff. You might remember she hit that shot way back went for the University of Maryland, the national championship game. I was 15 years ago. Wow. Dave Preston. W T o p. Sports Time
Madonna's New Warner Music Group Deal: What Could It Mean?
"It's a global partnership with madonna that encompasses a new agreement for her entire recorded music. Catalog the deal. That has madonna returning to her. Previous longtime label. Home includes her sire. Maverick warner catalog. Plus three most recent studio albums. I'm a rebel hearts and madame x. Were which were all released by interscope records but they will now join the warner catalog in twenty twenty five. Madonna exited interscope last year. And warner says its new agreement. Was madonna covers seventeen studio albums as well as singles. Soundtrack recordings live albums and compilations. Okay so keep. Let's talk this out for the uninitiated. Like what does this mean. What does this mean to you as a madonna fan will want. I want to say that. I don't think it's ever confirmed that. She exited interscope I believe madam x was her final album in a three album. Deal with interscope. Okay okay so i mean is it likely that she would go back to interscope. Probably not twenty twenty. Maybe a like. That's probably not the right way to say it. Then since macken came out the year prior right. Yeah but we don't i mean. Did we report that. That's what's an article on that. I'm going to go with it. You go with whoever reported that so the weights are read. This when i when i saw the press release It was carefully written to be specifically focused on her catalog meaning all previously released music. All basically all of her music except for those three albums and maybe like a live album or two from those tours were all with warner already and they continue to own oliver master recordings and oliver music so when she laughed and went to interscope A number of years ago. She didn't take anything with her. Like you know so. i'm. I'm thinking that this is kind of Partially maybe ignited by the fact that she is currently working on a bio-pic a big screen bio-pic about her life and she has already said in numerous instagram video hosts and posts. How it would cover many many highlights of her professional career that will involve music so certainly there would have to be permissions given by her old warner music group home to license out all that music to be used in
Melissa Victor, Host of Stoopkid Stories, on Exploring Race, Equity and Injustice With Children
"Coming off the heels of all of the uprising in america. That happened during the middle of twenty. You know kids were so much more aware one because they weren't focused on being in school all day and All they had was their tablets. Tv's they could just see all of the terrible injustices happening in america. And of course. I wanted to be part of a project where kids who were getting this negative Picture from the media can also switch to podcast where them they are celebrated. They are affirmed and they have an opportunity to learn about themselves in other people who may not look like them In contrast what we will see in in the media in. I thought it was so important that we started at the route. You know for a young black girl or young chinese boy or young latino girl to sit and listen to these stories like all this is me this is why am i like fried chicken analog kimchi or we lay off edges and then we put rice water out here like we do all of these things in. That's amazing into watch that grow to stories about. How do we enter. Maverick identities having interact with other identities. And then get into the icke part. Okay now interacted with these other identities. What happens when someone who doesn't look like me Interacts with me in a harsh way. How would it my feelings around that. How do i how do i navigate that as a five six seven. Eight year old So watching the trajectory of the series. Go from this. Is who i am and this is how i deal with. Other people was a great magical in very fulfilling
House Freedom Caucus Calls for Removal of Cheney, Kinzinger From Republican Conference
"More drama tonight among house. Republicans a group of conservative lawmakers is demanding the minority leader kick liz cheney and adam her out of the gop caucus the ap reports the effort by the hard right house freedom caucus faces uncertain prospects house. Republican leaders have exhibited little interest in acting quickly against the to mavericks. Which could fuel a fight that would distract from. The party's preferred focus on issues such as inflation crime and immigration. Still with this one. Nita tolliver and michael steele so michael. I know you've been waiting for this a sampling from the freedom caucus press conference today. Let's listen right now as long as they're members of the republican conference. They're entitled to come to every meeting. We have here every strategy and you know what they chose to leave. Even our incompetent attending physician has good test these members positive for trump derangement syndrome. Theory cancer to our party and to our caucus and they must be expelled from our conference. A cancer to our party. michael Do you say the leadership giving cheney can zinger the boot. What's going to happen here now. Now the cancer to our party was standing. behind those. that
Team USA's Face Masks Are Getting a Gold Medal in Freaking People Out
"Them standing on different levels of a step. When i see these these pictures of them getting their metal wearing a mask the contempt. I have for the world's government for the world's media and the world's medical authorities is so deep that i would say the pick. The pictures of the athletes wearing masks were getting. Metals is the symbol of our time that we have sunk into the irrational. That's what leads people to hate the unvaccinated. The the the swimming in the world of lies that has taken place leading to this idiocy of medal-winners having to wear a mask is the one person listening to this show. Who thinks that's a good idea who thinks it's it's really. It's a real health precaution. Not one of the olympic athletes is listening to this show. Nevertheless some family members might please tell them. Don't wear a mask when you get the metal. This is the the high. I think it'll be a bigger high if you get married. Maverick child frankly. But it'll be the high of your athletic life very few get a chance to win a second medal and another olympics. You really want the picture of you hiding your face behind an idiotic mask mckenna come drag you off if you take your mask off least when you get the metal you post for the photos. There don't wear a mask also feel bad for the athletes because so few people watching the olympics. You have a theory as to why so few people. I'm asking the living martyr you ever theory. Why so few people watching the olympics. It's the same sports events. Same excellence as of ears
"When the olympics start will be the most talented team in tokyo. Hands down no question. Most talented team in tokyo with the roster that they have but this is like a five alarm fire right now howard. This loss to nigeria. I don't care if they win the rest of these pre olympic games which will take place through next sunday. This has to make you nervous if you're a fan of the team because not only is it this. The loss to nigeria. But you go back two years ago at the world championships where you had a us team. That was good. Didn't have probably better team now than they were back in two thousand nineteen but all nba players. They finished seventh. They've been seventh at the world championships. You have the seventh-place finish the loss of nigeria. How concerned are you howard beck about. Usa basketball. It's just an exhibition game. Chris oh no no. It's not just an exhibition game. Stop this team was thrown together over the last however many weeks they had what like three practices. I think i'll ever. Us team is thrown together. What are you talking about. There's no team. There's no no mid season practices for usa basketball. No but the nigerian team has been practicing. What i'm saying is some of the play in the nba though wants win the nba nba. A few of them play in the nba but that team has had time together more so than the team. Sorry brown coaching. that team. That i missed was that a facsimile of mike brown on the bench all season long. What what are we talking about. The warriors have been out for like two months kris k. Okay so two months. that's what matters. That's that's the number three three practices. Also they're still missing. I believe at least three guys because they're playing in the finals right now. Booker middleton chris paul get it. Yes not chris. Ball's not playing a holiday with the the what holland is your holiday. Those those guys will matter especially given that middleton and holiday are to the better perimeter defenders that that team. Usa has and if you look at the rest of team usa's roster. I don't see a ton of great defenders. There there are a few. I think those three guys by the way are going to be exhausted by the time they get to. They may well be. They may will be so. We're going to judge them. Judging when their whole judge when the games matter to strange to me like we don't judge nba teams based on the preseason but we judge team usa based on these exhibition games. That they do going into international competition. I feel like it's thirty. One point favorites. Why why is there betting line on a freaking exhibition better training but a little league baseball. Now country degenerates damn right. I didn't mean chris i'm with. Let's go monday. Nigeria money line. I just. I can't get too excited about this. If they lose the rest of the exhibitions does that mean something. Yeah that might be alarming if they're if they're still struggling to find some cohesion. That could be alarming. But i mean the talent is obviously their talent alone doesn't win on the international stage in style of game is different team ball matters. Shooting matters like yeah. There's a bunch of budget stuff that comes into play. But i i find the panic over this loss or at least the outcry to be a little bit much. So you don't take into account the seventh-place finish in two thousand nineteen. I mean that to me. It's the it's not just as game. The totality of it right. Like and i don't know howard like so in the early two thousands the world kind of caught up to the us ninety to ninety six thousand us. Gold maps then comes the two thousand two world championships in indianapolis and that's seven. The place finish was one of the worst worst outcomes in at least recent usa history. They got it together after that. They hired jerry colangelo. They bringing mike chef ski. They get their act together. Two thousand six two thousand eight then. They run off. Three consecutive years are three consecutive cycles of gold. Medals is argon. Made that like the world's caught up again that somewhere along the way and the last four or five years. The rest of the world has once again caught up usa basketball. I'm trying to understand this. I mean that's close games in those olympics cycles. No question about it. But i can't imagine the oh eight. Twelve or sixteen team losing nigeria. I can't exhibition or otherwise. I can't see it happening. No team and the and the one that followed it were built around like lebron koby. Carmelo enjoying wait. I mean that that groups at another level like as good as this group is that we're seeing right now as talented as they are after k. D. tatum's really good damian. Lillard is great. I mean come arbit- tatum. Bill lillard auto bio levin. Draymond dream ends up there in years but one has won some things. Jeremy grant jeremy grant zach living out of like. These are guys who have done anything in the nba yet. But they're all stars most they're they're also but are they to level of lebron kobe now but do you think is that what you're saying then is that what you're saying to be at the level you need to have like i'm saying the crop to win. I'm saying that if we're going to start comparing the twenty twenty one team to the twenty eight a two thousand eight two thousand twelve teams there is. There is not an equivalent right now. Lebron kobe laurent cobaine weight. And plus what we what. We called olympic. Mellow like carmelo. Didn't have the success in the nba. That some of his teammates did but carmelo in terms of talent level and certainly has resume like that group was at a whole other level. That group is a different level than jason. Tatum bam outta bios. Zach levine. Okay so not saying that you necessarily should have to have that level of time firepower to win an exhibition game against nigeria. Or anybody else. But i am saying comparing usa to itself different iterations of team usa. This one is not that one. This is not as dominant group as the ones we saw in eight and two thousand twelve. It just isn't what do you do like. What's the solution here. Like i mean i jerry. Colangelo deserves an enormous amount of credit for rebuilding that program when it was at. Its nadir mitra chefs. He comes in enormous amount of credit for what they did. But as we sit here in twenty twenty one like it's almost to me howard like the usa basketball rebuilding. The program became cool. Like lebron wanted to do it. Chris paul like dwayne wade. These guys wanted to do it and then they did it. And i think playing for usa basketball didn't become quite as cool as it was fifteen years ago. Like is that what has to happen like does not need to have like a fifth place finish in tokyo for all of a sudden the next generation of a-list stars wherever that may be in two thousand twenty four to come back into the mix and is that the only way this team can win. I mean i think we need to pay attention to the overall context like obviously one. These olympics were supposed to happen a year ago. They're delayed a year because of covid got durant out of it though like that right. It's questionable whether these the olympic should be happening at all still but along the way because of these back to back brutal seasons and everything else like team. Usa doesn't have james harden right now. Doesn't have anthony davis because of the injury doesn't have steph curry doesn't have kyrie irving doesn't have lebron kawai again. If your argument is that the second or third tier it sounds like sounds like insulting. Somehow but if you're saying that the next wave believe after those guys should still be good enough to dominate on the world stage. Maybe but if the point is that the team as best are they still. Are they still able to win. Gold fairly easily. Your probably but a bunch of them aren't on this team right now because of injuries and just the stress of the last year or two so this this is not necessarily representative of the best of the best right now. It just isn't and yes. They should still be good enough to win. Yes the world has caught up to some extent. No the the group that at nigeria's put it put out there last week. Does not leap off the page improbably. Us should've still want it. But again i exhibition game after like three practices. Let's see what happens with the rest of this. This schedule out brought mellow back. I mean he's not what he was four years ago. Eight years ago twelve years ago but the guy knows how to play international basketball. He might have sat. maybe. I guess. I didn't really. I assume that he just want to keep. He didn't kind of like four formerly re retire from the olympics. But it'd be pretty much says like i'm done like lebron kinda did to get talked into it. I feel like. I don't know if i was if i was the usa team would try really hard to get carmelo blake because his style. Whatever it is to the nba is perfect for the national basketball. He's a really good or national basketball player. On this subject damian lillard. He spoke for the first time. Since the hiring of chauncey billips. Only listen to what little had to say about his future in portland. I'm prepared to go in and do my job every year. Like hopefully we make strides over direction and could become a better team a new coach notice. That's where i am. What soured it sounds like. Lillard is at least nominally on board with going back to the blazers. But if i'm a team out there with assets. I don't listen to that response and say well it's over damian. Lillard is back on the same page with the portland trailblazers. If i'm a team with assets i hold onto those assets because it feels to me like the blazers might be one like sixteen to start from blowing that whole thing up with louis mccollum on the way out the door so get the sense now. That seems more likely than not that damian lillard at blazers training camp. He's in ablaze uniform. He starts the season with the portland trailblazers. But if it doesn't work with chauncey billips early and you get close that trade deadline. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see portland decide. Look we've got a. We've got to do something here and opened the door for damian lillard trade. What do you think. I think that nothing has changed. I think that his remarks last week because he sounded a little bit lukewarm. Or just you know you hear one of two things. Well you want to hear one thing if you're a portland trail blazers fan or if you're just looking for any indication that lillard is all in your you want to hear him say listen. I know things are rough right now. But i'm all in you know this is. This is where. I want to be you to repeat all the usual talking points that you hear from players in his position and that we've heard from bradley beal that we used to hear from james harden houston. Which is a win in phil in city fill in the blank with the city. I want to win here. I don't wanna go somewhere else. You know we're going to get this right blah blah. He didn't go down the usual list. And so i think it left open. Some interpretation but getting has changed like the disappointment was clear when the season ended. Some of the things have happened since including obviously the the the train wreck away they went about the the coaching search and lillard. Being caught in the crossfire. There at feeling heat from fans about chauncey billips being selected and so. I don't think we should expect he's going to be rah. Rah right now The trailblazers have a lot of work to do. But we also have not even hit the summer yet. Like there's the draft hasn't happened yet. Free agency hasn't happened yet. There's there's a lot of work to be done. And i think if you're damian lillard which you're probably doing is internally saying here's what i need to see happen externally saying you know what let's let's wait and see i mean you see. He can't he can't say publicly the same things that he's telling say neal o'shea right about what the the state of the roster i i would think that there are some very impassioned debates or discussions being held behind closed doors about what they need to get this thing right and if they can't get it right the he might shift is his stance about staying there long term. But that hasn't happened yet that we know of. What do you think the most interesting potential conversation is amongst players over these next four weeks like i'm kind of curious what jason tatum bradley beal talk about. Tatum and beal close friends dating back to their highschool days both went to the same high school bill with something of a mentor to jason. Tatum actually got him involved with his trainer. Drew hanlin which helped. Tatum elevate his his personal skills and they've talked about how happy they are to be playing together. Played the all star game together for the first time beal last year of his contract. Like you know we've seen these conversations yield real tangible conversation. You'd like to be a fly on the wall on for any of these guys in the next couple of weeks. Yeah i mean look we. We have a history now going back over a decade. If we're to believe that the that the heels were formed in part through team usa activities. You know which is true which is true. That's that's yielded an extra things guy. You know guys who you mentioned. Tatum and bill because they were already friends but guys also become friends through this experience right and then they start getting the ideas about playing together. Like oh hey. This is a lot of fun. Let's do this again in the nba. So there's i'm i'm sure some of that is is happening. It always does. Who else in that group. I mean man. If any of these guys that'd be trying to recruit bam out a bio but he's too early in his in his contract with miami to pry him loose from there And you know the heater still a pretty potent team but you know jimmy butler is up there in miles and outta bios future won't necessarily be there forever. That's the way it goes in the nba. I think tatum has the potential to be like the biggest recruiter. They're like he's about to start the first year of his max level extension. He can recruit bill. But like you can also does damian lillard like. It's great to play in boston. I love it here. Answer some questions of my have a playing on the east coast for the first time. Like i think data might be boston's best asset at this point. Yeah again some of this comes down to bradley. Beal's coming up to that point where he has the leverage to task out because of his contract lillard under contract for several more years and so he's not in that position. So what if it says. Like i need to go like. I don't foresee the blazers being no finish your contract. Just don't see it. i think right. And they would work with him on a deal to sure but directing it is harder so beal can use the leverage of his free agency to say well if you send me to team x. I'm not gonna resign there. Which then blows up that deal and he can direct himself to the team he really wants to be at lillard would have a harder time to doing that. Because he doesn't have free agency looming two to play that card. Yeah well i encourage any reporter. That's in tokyo tatum. Beal and lillard talking to each other. Just take a picture and then let the internet go wild crazy because it will unquestionably last thing for you. Howard the breaking news. This week in the coaching ranks. Is that jamal moseley is headed to orlando moseley of course last with dallas. A really well respected assistant coach there. Who was a candidate for that. Maverick job before. It went to jason kidd my immediate reaction to that higher howard beyond i think being an excellent choice for orlando is that we're gonna look at at moseley and jason kidd on parallel tracks. The next couple of years moseley. There was a strong case to be made that he should have been elevated to that head. Coaching job he'd been considered for other head coaching jobs. Before most recently in new york he had by all accounts a great relationship with luka doncic i understand bringing kit in he's got a history with dallas and as riccar lau said publicly having a player that played the game like kid and having a player that plays the game like don-shik make some sense to pair those two guys together. But there's always going to be as i watched these two situations unfold. I'm gonna wonder you know. Did the mavericks make the right choice. Leading jamaa moseley go and bringing jason kidd in and there's so many variables in this the first being at orlando's in step one or maybe even steps zero of a massive rebuild right there in the negatives right now. I think there's still maybe more fat to trim on that roster before they really bottom out. Yeah and you know you talk about trying to build around. You know markelle foltz. And and jonathan isaac jonathan isaac for so long. They're getting hurt and he's a great player but they've loved writing in a weird way john stays healthy. He's still more of a complementary store right like he's he's a potentially defensive player of the year at some point. He's not a guy who you're building an offense around though and marquel foltz okay. He he got himself back on track in orlando. He has a career now where he didn't have one but he's not a foundational building block. Come on like that's crazy so the roster doesn't have much talent jamal. Moseley's is coming into a situation. Which a lot of first time head coach is committed to which is all right. There's a lot of work to do so You're gonna have to do a lot of development. You're going to have to take a lotta lumps in the win loss column. It's gonna be rough going for the first year or two or maybe three. Let's see how they can get things going. But you know as it has been a certain other like kenny. Atkinson came to look a completely hopeless situation in brooklyn but was known as development coach in atlanta. And sure enough. Everybody who went there. Joe harris spencer. Dinwiddie jared allen versus lower. First round picks. Guys who were you know whether they were reclamation projects whether they were low picks everybody seems to get better the second they went to brooklyn and play kenny atkinson and his staff congenial. Moseley have the kind of effect in orlando can the front office. Get him to kind of guys. That will thrive in that in that kind of environment and carve out careers from cells and carbon identities. Jamal moseley has a lot going for him. And we've heard like many great things about it but we often hear great things about assistant coaches who don't end up panning out so i always. We have to caution ourselves on these things. Because i thought. Brian shaw was gonna be a great head coach and he was. Everybody loved him all the players sung as praises when he was associate head coach under frank. Vogel indiana he goes to denver probably just the wrong guy at the wrong time but he hasn't had another shot since then but that went really badly. Brett brown was really great in in some respects for the for the early years of the process and then suddenly. It seemed like they'd hit some sort of ceiling. Eager kokoschka of had been talked about for years is a great assistant. Coach didn't work out. Swells head coach in phoenix. David dale bumpy ride in memphis and then disastrous in new york. We just don't know like luke walton. Another example like there are plenty of coaches who as their when their assistance. We hear and see the best of them and then you know some of them be go on it and have great success coaches. I mean tyler has been fantastic. Mike malone has been fantastic money williams. Nick nurse dwayne casey a lotta longtime assistance. Get their shot and then you know it. It works out in a dozen. It's all contextual. It's all just the opportunity you have the thing for dallas is. They went with a guy who has experienced jason kit. That experience was not necessarily good experience. Like i think most people around the would look at what he did in milwaukee in brooklyn and say. I'm going to steer clear. Maybe you'd rather have the the unproven. Jamal moseley versus the somewhat proven jason kidd but. I don't think we'll know what the right choice was there for a while yet. Because it's it's gonna take some time before we can evaluate moseley as head coach. I maybe jason kidd learned something in two years as an assistant. I mean that happens. You know working with lebron for entire for two entire seasons working under frank vogel maybe picked up some things that'll be useful to him as a head coach. Moseley to me. The key is giving him time. Like you've got to be committed to moseley for a minimum. I think of three years and more likely five years. And then you see what you have in head coach. You mentioned gore. I mean it's worked out for phoenix. Absolutely but i do think he got hosed out there i mean he only had one year on the job and that year was without deandra aiden chris. Paul had devon booker of course but that was not a good team that he was coaching. There i gotta get moses the because you want to see what the guy can do when you put that team in a position to win a great example to me is james breglio in charlotte. I mean berea. Was one of those guys assistant coach elevated to head coaching position in charlotte. Not great first couple of years there but when he was given players and chance to win he did pretty well. I mean up until lamelo ball went out the horns were really good team and i think they will be a good team. Going forward in part because of the borrego is a pretty good coach. I want to see this magic team. Invest heavily in jamal. The you're the guy developed these guys and we'll keep you around no matter what the won loss record says until you get a chance to win then you judge like brett brown six or seven days since brett brown left but i can see the for letting go of brett brown. I mean they had a talented team and to a degree the underachieved. But you've got to let the coach get a roster on that level before you really make any decisions about whether they can coach. Yeah well and that's the thing about. This is what set up says apart. I think the good organizations from the bad ones is that you you decide when you choose a guy. Especially if he's a longtime assistant not a guy with head coaching experience. And you've said we believe in this guy. This is somebody who's got a great trekker record as an assistant. We're going to first opportunity. It's your obligation to when you say investment. Yeah it's time investment. It's a give them all the tools to succeed. Give him the time to succeed. You've decided you believe in him. So stand behind that have the conviction to stand behind that and take some bumps along the way you know maybe maybe memphis and or the knicks should have stuck with david physed longer. You know we had heard nothing but great things about fiscal coming out of miami. Initially we may yet you know. Find out that he. He can be great head coach in the right situation. Maybe those worth rights situations. He might be one of those guys though. I love physios and assist one of those guys. Though the just the temperament is always important. Like the government like memphis yet. Some battles with market assault didn't work out your plus new york. You just might be one of those guys that doesn't have the right temperament to be is based on what we've seen a memphis in new york might be better suited for these ranks but if he succeeds in l. a. I think he'll get another chance right. Maybe i think the point being though that if you as an organization have identified a guy instead he we believe in him then. Okay then believe in him. Stick with them and make sure you've given them enough tools to succeed Is it a pulling the plug at the first sign of of struggle and that's what happens in the nba. too often. is that seems panic. You know the fans turn. There's some minor flare up. Oh the coach and player got into it. Whatever it may good teams that can happen on as well. And it's it's just. It's the way franchises. React so you have to know whether or not the guy is is is right and then stick with them. And so yeah. Let's jomo's should get a nice long here. She got a ton of latitude in orlando given where they are as an organization given the state of that roster. Yeah i agree. Howard enjoy milwaukee looking forward to hearing the conversation with the lazarus on friday. You can check podcast. Right here on the crossover feet again. Make sure you listen to howard's interview. Spencer dinwiddie from last week. It was really really strong. Enjoy -joy the mid west our. We'll talk when you're back on the northeast always a pleasure. My friend the newest player in the pre nba basketball landscape is overtime. Elite elite will begin playing sometime in the fall. And we'll be headlined by some of the top now. Former high school players in the country players would be paid minimum one hundred thousand dollars with some making north of that and have access to high level facilities training as well as educational programs to help. Get a better grasp on that. I'm joined by brandon williams the head of basketball operations for overtime. Elite and kevin ollie the former. Nba guard uconn. Coach was the head coach and director of player development bread. And i want to start here with you. Just kind of give me the ten thousand foot view overtime elite. What are the objectives. What what what was behind the formation of this league. I think any of us. Chris who've been around for a long time i've actually seen Sort of the downside of young players who entered into professional ranks to this point. It's been the nba Who are not ready. And so what does that mean you know not not ready to form and be stars or is it just not ready to be great teammates or is it not ready to be good partners. is sort of all that you know the idea that the work day is much longer than they know. And that there's more responsibility to be in a professional athlete The responsibilities to families and communities we just have to do a better job preparing them and here was an opportunity to be part of a program that wanted to address all that. It's not just about being a good player. It's like we wanna address the whole athlete. Hope so on. Three levels were hitting basketball. Easiest thing understand. I think businesses in our world is education And then there's brand you know. These young people now are moving at a speed that we aren't as older folks and they want to build things An earlier age particularly off the court so building a brand is important something that can last well beyond their tread on tire so we're hitting it in basketball business brand. That's that's that's really thirty thousand foot view. Kevin what attracted you to this job. Just like his dad is the whole person being able coach them from a mind body and soul Experience and understanding the mindfulness athlete I've seen it from a pro level. Got up tune into play thirteen years with twelve different teams so i understand like the different trials and tribulations you go through with a player not saying that these players are gonna go through that but is getting them more prepared if they do come into some certain situations where it's not typically going the right way. How can they manage that situation. So what they do today can echo into tomorrow and having the ability to kana paint on a black blank. Canvas is what a really attracted to me to to this you know. Ot league program we can take the player really shape the curriculum you not with teaching them about subjects. But we're really teaching them about themselves as well from media training From mental health issues. All the different things that come involved because we all know chris is stress. You know from success is a lot of pressures is a lot of people pulling at you. It's a lot of people won't certain things. But how do you deal with that from a player's standpoint where you can play when you get on the basketball court and half clear and not be caught up in the distractions of off the court issues. Um as desks desks were really kind of vocal. Spirit to give back in it and how these kids you know. Have these players be available at the moment of truth to make the right decisions and that was very important to me. Kevin as you mentioned you played in the nba brand. You played in the nba. As well i wanna ask both of you guys and kevin. I'll start with you like if this was available to you as sixteen. seventeen year. Old looking back. Would you have founded attractive with a definitely founded attractive You know i kind of thought the box anyway. I was from chris. Shaw from from from south central and i chose connecticut. So you places that. I didn't even know nothing about growing up. You always thought out the box and never wanted to go down a path that everybody was going down So i was always curious. And i think that's how my mom especially my mom. My dad raised me. So i definitely been curious of this situation. No no speaking now without you know took it. I'm not sure. But i think it really gave me another option to look at it and this is what we're trying to do not saying that the ncaa is wrong overtime. Leaders wrong or right. It's not about that. It's about if you really care about the student. Athletes you give them as much options as possible. And i think this gives the lee student athlete. Another option and i think you know it's a very Great option for them to have and if they choose overtime league we're going to give our whole heart to make sure they're developed on and off the basketball court chris i- jumping after coach It would have been interesting. Chris but i certainly would not have been a candidate i would. Let's just get that right. What what things that's important. We sit down going through just grassroots community and we spent months just talking to people educating about. You know what we're about who we are. Each of us has a reputation in some other space. Not here The this program isn't for everybody is not the right fit for everybody. We are cherry picking and a lot of ways. These are players that feel like they are destined for professional basketball. There are a lot of sixteen year olds. That don't know that yet and their parents aren't convinced that yet in people that support them. Don't don't feel that confidence yet. They may be another year away or two years away but this is not. This is not the right path for everyone. Twenty four athletes roughly twelve per class. We're looking at juniors and seniors and the truth is at this age. What was really funny about scouting them is everybody's skinny and like a lanky and underdeveloped and still has like a mountain of upside to you know to to get through before you can really see who they're going to be but you know if you have a young player like brand williams who's just dreaming of being an nba player but does not much certainty. That's even realistic We gotta be very careful about this approach In taking because there there are risks but for those that that have already established in this deke. They've established a day of separated from their class. You know jaylen. Lewis has an example the most recent example. He's he's he's elevated in separate. The draft isn't tomorrow though so there's still a lot of work to do but he's already in front running physician and it gives everyone low confidence that this is the kind of investment and the kind of pet that would make a ton of sense for players like that. Let me follow up on that brandon. Because you're you're entering. What suddenly become a fairly crowded space in terms of leagues like this. You know the g. league ignite is one season in but they've had a measure of success. We've seen jalen green probably a top pick. Jonathan kamenga top five or six. Then you have the ncw with this. Recent ruling allowing top players to make money off their name image and likeness. How does how does the elite separate itself from that group. Why think i is. We start a little bit sooner so the g. league zone a great job with what we call it a year the prep year that year. That a recent graduates would be going to college and they've already been hacking the system you know going to italy or china So so there's a market for those players and we want an alternative to college for for for us though. Our players are seeking an alternative to high school so we are a school but we think about the resources that were bringing to the table first of which being an nba like environment You know start coach. Ali coach lehto in a robust set of staff. I mean scouting staff a high performance staff administrative team. Our goal was to simulate an nba organization for for young athletes at sixteen seventeen eighteen. Th there there is no other environment. Like that. And i think the big way that we separate with high school athletes Is that both domestically and internationally. We're able to put twenty four of them together in a building. So what we're selling is the best competition for these guys starts at home. I mean every day in line coaches don't minister drills administer competition aspects of practice and getting ready for games but when you look to the right and left and i noticed as a player. There's no weak link. I mean everywhere you look. There's somebody that's doing what you're doing and possibly doing more. Because they they are not just dreamed about the into the league or to the high level. They're on their way there That's where we've been able to. I think create a little separation from others that have tried or looked at something. Like this kevin. How do you approach this job. Do you do it in a similar mindset and you had at uconn where you have young players you also you know yukon. You had to keep them academically eligible you to follow that pretty closely. I mean is there is it a similar mindset or do you take a different tact. I think you just let it be you know. Similar is not. It's just whatever comes you say yes to it and you cultivate hope from it I never coached high school players. They was always you know graduated from high school. And now they're freshman's This situation is a little different in in was recruiting for two to three years. This situation is a little different. But you know from me. Chris i love the unknown about it. And that's the space i live in. Not just wanna make sure that. I have the space incorporate something in these players that they can just think about it can build from a have a foundation so when they make the transition they have every tool in the toolbox to say okay. Oh that's a problem Assess it let me be able to correct it. Let me obsessed. Let me be aware of it and i think that's the difference between you know coaching a high school kid in in the college. Kid i mean you get able to mold them a little bit better and then you have to understand where they at. Now you know back then. I didn't have social media. We didn't have social media now. These kids these players are building their brand a little bit earlier and now you just meet them where they are. And i can't wait to get them up on campus get them up until atlanta just continue to build a great relationship. Welcome spend time with the one on one in. This situation is going to provide us to do a lot more skill development that i didn't have a really good opportunity and it had not one say good opportunity. I didn't have the best opportunity. Because there's so many things we own a row recruiting You own a row fundraising these different things. Brandon's taken care of in. Dan porter is taken care of. I can just really coach the player and work on his skill development on and off the basketball court. So it's really given me my own lane. So i can really perform my job. Mama job is really breaking down and relationships it starts. Relationship is start with trust. Stars will hold is spending time with the the young student athletes on and off the basketball court and pushed them to greatness and the competition is not on. our side of competition is with him. You know can you beat your previous best bestself. Can you be better than today you know. Can you be better tomorrow than you were date. And that's what i'm coaching. And that's what i love to do. And i think we're going to have some great young man as open as biden has going to be vulnerable going to try to reach for the sky. In the sky is going to be ob- you is not going to be limits. I can't wait to get up to atlanta. We've been having some many camps. Chris has been wonderful to get back on the court with the guys. And i'm looking forward to the next mini camp and dan looking forward to getting them up to atlanta. So we really can go to work. You know when. I was was talking to brian. shaw a couple of months ago. Kevin about how he was coaching. The ignite you know it was a lot of pro stop. He was trying to bring to that team. Are you taking that same. Approach you trying to coach them like their nba players or something different. No it's nothing different is just. I'm building pro. Habits in every situation is going to be different. Chris this is going to be some guys. Come in you know. Say for instance like a. John montero will we got him and he you know is a little bit more advanced than some other players because he's been a pro- already and then it's going to be another situation where we gotta talented guy might not be able to get quick but these opportunities we can go at our own pace we can sit down and talk to them but we're really teaching and building pro habits and those habits is going to translate over to them being great pros when that opportunity come invest in the nba are the euro league so every day you know we are building like a practice plan like more of a college practice plan nba practice bandwidth doing drills. That i got from my numerous stops in the nba. You know we're doing sets in the nba. Then we gotta understand that sixteen years old as well you know and maybe sometimes you gotta you know kinda doubt it down a little bit. But i'm gonna let com. I'm going to let that go. i'm not going to focus on one of it. I'm not gonna say oh. We're doing this process. Each and every day every day is different. And that's what i love about the unknown. And i'm gonna treat it like that and we just gonna continue to bill because i think we got great mas and organization that really want to coach the whole person. And that's what i'm really excited about. You decided to upgrade your outdoor deck. So you ordered the essentials. Power washer said a patio chairs and a shiny new grill. And you use your bank of america. Customized cash rewards credit card choosing to earn three percent cashback online shopping and up to five point. 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Divers inventors patent and unleash economic opportunity. Find out at invent together dot org learn more and take action today brandon not to continue to compare this team to the ignite but when i talked to sharieff abderrahim about that i mean. I had asked him about the sustainability of that team. Given how much. Money was being poured in to pay some of the players. And he bobbed and weaved floyd mayweather trying to answer that question. Because it's it's hard to commit to it without say a television contract more sponsorships and things like that when you can you speak to kind of the sustainability of this because we've seen startups with an influx of cash. Get get in big the first year. But then peter out. I mean what needs to happen. Four overtime elite to become a long term successful program while has got to answers. I think you know a concept. I mean we're we're selling on the ability to develop young players and have a more more pro ready right. So this is. This is the path we are offering basketball development. Call it professional Business development And we are also like leveraging. What is an incredible media platform that again. The things that we like to call a distinguishing factors. That's a huge one. So not to bob and weave one. We gotta be good ass. You know that. That's how have long deputy spurs the spurs. They were good for really long time. And so we've got the that there were good at this note. No pressure on kale right The the the second piece though is you know and this comes from my my time in the nba. It just wasn't that long ago where it out of chicago. Pre-draft combine interview. If i said. I wanna build my brand. Everybody in the room was like smirking and like you know what. What are we talking about like. It's about basketball basketball basketball And you know if you are young team developing and not winning a lot of games truth is you can't sell just basketball because your basketball isn't great you got to sell personalities and stories in that there's something that people can invest in in fall in love with other than like the final score like otherwise. The sixers had no chance right any any development team yet to buy into a story and for us. I think we have a chance to create stories but we get a chance to show those stories because we have a platform. So it's it doesn't take much. I mean i'm not a social media guru. But when i got recruited for this job haven't been around the block a little bit certainly from an nba perspective. I heard a couple of things. I really got my attention. One was fifty million followers That's eyeballs and we all know that that Business follows the eyeballs in whatever in whatever respect. The other was which is unfair. Because i think that number changes month over month but it started at one point four and not set maybe one point eight or one point nine billion with a b. billion views of content a month that overtime in some ways has found a way to the heart. The mind of young people It is being communicated and solid as you know the generation z. sort media and content engine We are doing an amazing thing here which is developing young talent in a pure way that we want to make sure that they are prepared. Top to bottom to do well on the court to do well and communities to do well in business but then there's this other thing which is they want to be known like. No player wants to play in an empty building. Everybody wants to play where it matters. They wanna play. When nick can rock and like the building and just like recognizing their talent. We're just artists. And one thing that is kind of showcase. By one event that that overtime overtime the media company producing s called. You see it on youtube to. Is that over. Hundred million people watched that. I mean that that's not an insignificant number that players that are going to play overtime. Lee will have the opportunity to be known The the opportunity of bring brick big brands to the table and support this platform If not already indicated by the kinds of investors that that have shown interest but the brands that are coming to the table our sustainability is going to be showing value delivering value to not just the athletes but to overtime visibility. I would imagine great for them but can you monetize it. Can you make it so this league is in the black or does it need to be in the black every year. Well my the good news is as a basketball man. No different than a different than the is Get a budget. My job is to be fishing and and spend wisely. I i'm not. I'm not asked to sell tickets or generate revenue that's for a tremendous And in successful a business operations Our job is to make sure that what we are delivering is high is a high level product That you see the growth and development of our young players. What's there recruited. We gotta make them better. They need to be able to perform and probably the best testament of our success is going to be our nba. Gm voting with this pick right but with a coach saying like they did a nice job. This guy was. Well coached testament to takeo and the rest of the coaching staff. That if we're doing that will prove successful. Because guess what the next crop of recruits when we're in the gym like we're not chasing them. There's sort of meeting us at at minimum half way. We need to keep bringing high level taliban and developing talent to prove successful and i have a tremendous set of partners across academics and across content media. That will will do their part to elevate our business. Can you expecting to tap into some of your. nba relationships. I mean as you mentioned thirteen teams in twelve seasons. You've made a lot of friends over the years. We're going to see like san preston sitting in the crowd for your practices as a whole so sam and so many gyms that i know you know Kevin durant and all these guys are destinies in overtime. Just having them be around. We had our first minicamp. Ray allen showed up and not only showed up. He brought his son to work out with guys. Just it was just amazing. does just see how the branches that we can continue to pull up on and they continue to pull on us and be a partnership in. This thing is going to be great. Are you expecting to have kind of drop ins. Durant's involved with the league. You expecting these guys. Just be around. Which i would imagine would be both a resource for you but also an attractive quality to this league definitely. Definitely we going to build a place where it's going to be hopefully a development premier development destination for everybody and you know hopefully katie can come out and work out with guys and russell westbrook and james harden and all these guys that we know and i know i had opportunity to be evolved. Then it's kinda beat a veteran guys We want them to be around. Because it's not. Just me sean. It's also watching tape like these are the different drills and look how k. d. and look how chris paul is using the pick and rolls and now they're showing up that's a that's a big big bang for us with us growing these young talented student athletes To get them inspired to the next level and they're doing a great job done only gonna do. I coached him. Chris a coach me on a day to day basis. I'm open to that and we just really want to have a love affair with guys and and the end of the day chris. We want appease the basketball guys. We wanna play the right way. We want to share a basketball. We wanna run. We wanna have fun. We want how to join the game but it can't just be me me me. It has to be weak. And i'm wanting to teach guys how to be involved in any system they get drafted about. They can be a part of a productive system and be a productive partner in in the community as well no matter what city they when they arrive to the nba brandon. Before let you go. What schedule gonna look like i mean is this team playing. Just walk me through kind of what these kids are getting into. And what kind of schedule you gonna be able to put together so schedule that that is really interesting for everybody. And i wanna try to illuminate. But i've got to be careful we are still contracting with some teams But for the audience the think about it in buckets. We're gonna play independent prep schools. That's going to be a significant part of our schedule. We are a high school so we are looking to schedule. Some of the top independence that you would typically no to have a national schedule can travel that have the ability to be mobile. We're scheduling home and away with with With those folks and it looks like net set as an example It looks like you know. Folks that are playing for a national title Arizona florida california. So it'll be a widespread travel schedule for us. We're also looking at European competition so think about junior euroleague as an example. Some of the best clubs the Insects as an example Where we can get a collection of sixteen to nineteen year old elite talent to compete against us. And then as i mentioned earlier on the show we really feel like the best competition is gonna come internally and that's where our league play Comes into effect so we are looking at our group of twenty four as three teams of eight. There will be standings you'll be able to track will compete against each other. That'll be a significant part of our schedule as well. We don't want to overstep our guys one of the things. We really wanna correct leading science. Guide us here. is is minimized the wear and tear. Nobody's while still developing and preparing for a professional level place so a schedule of maybe thirty five. To forty games is our target. We started september Training camp will will begin Play by mid august. We'll be done by by Late march is how we see our schedule shaping up i'm looking forward to it brennan kevin. It's a really interesting concept and hope you guys have a lot of success with an. I'll certainly be watching a lot of. Nba people will be watching but brandon. Stay out of a set of massachusetts. Kevin has like some basketball. Ptsd from all those bc. Matchups i'm sure would probably were so tough. I don't remember kevin. It's not real like talk about it. But lita past. We'd be six thousand. That's not very nice. That's hovering kevin brand. Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it all right. Thank you chris. Thanks so much.
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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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"So I think that's the main thing that Mark Jackson worked on the most, and if you watched the their offense, sometimes it showed but for the most part issues that defensive foundation that they. An Overall just learning where each player was just growing with each other defensively I think that's what helped. So. Do you think it was more having that those principles in that mindset like you said or was it more adding players that were very good defenders or I don't know maybe fifty fifty but what do you think was the bigger played a bigger role there. I. Think it's a bit fifty, fifty I know slotting Draymond Green into the starting lineup definitely helped because his defensive tenacity and his intensity was just other-worldly because he would hold players accountable and if curry missed, you know a rotation, he would let them know he was so vocal. Having him there as the backbone of the defense really helped and obviously having Klay long really helped as well because you have to solid tol. Lengthy defenders that you can position where every want them plus you can have a Harrison Barnes to and you have three really solid defenders right there. So I think it's a bit of both. Yeah plus bogut down low. When he was healthy. So I mean I would agree with that just based on watching the mavs last championship team in two thousand eleven they had so defenders, they had Shawn Marianne to Shawn Stevenson Tyson, Chandler. Jason Kidd even though he was a little older, he was still a very good defender at that point So they had those guys just like the warriors did but. They also had some guys who were terrible defenders. I mean, you know, Dirk he is not as bad as some people say but still not a great defender Jason Terry not a good defender Jj. Beret started in the final is not a great defender. So it was at that point was also the team defense and the mindset like you were saying and also I wanNA talk about their clutch performances and right now another point of weakness for the. mavs and being so young is that they really struggle to close out games like if it's a close game with five minutes, left odds are gonNA lose and when I was looking at the warriors going back to two thousand eleven the kind of had the same problem that season their offense of rating or their net rating. They were twenty ninth in the clutch and then going into two thousand twelve, it went up to tenth and eleventh and then third. Could you? Can you speak about how they grew in the clutch? was that just improving their skill level or did you see a mental growth from them that helped him to close out games? I think it was a mental growth more than anything because twenty eleven until twenty thirteen when they made it back to the playoffs, they were a young team and they didn't really know. How to compete in tight situations because they're losing fifty, you know forty, six, fifty games season. So they haven't really ever been in those close situations, but I think as they grew and as they start to know and be comfortable with one another and be confident in how they played i. think that's the most important thing because if you look in twenty thirteen in the playoffs. They got through the the Denver Nuggets in the first round in six, and then I think it was game one against the Spurs. They had that brain fart against the inbounds were. Forgot who threw it in I think Steven Jackson but someone threw it into monitoring ugly and he was open I. think that was supposed to be kept base Moore's rotation. But he wasn't there. So I think it's it's just more of growing and just being aware of the situation and accepting what the situation is and then determining what the best course of action is because. The worst never been in that situation before and you know the I can say the same about the Dallas Mavericks. I think because there was a shot last year where it was I think two tenths of a second or something crazy like that, and Luca hit that shot against. Trailblazers Yeah thous incredible and I think it's moments like that. That have. I think the mavericks ahead of. The warriors because they're ready scoring on shots like those and they're already in the playoffs in their second year together KP N. and Luca while. The war is we were we were still waiting. We were hoping something good with. So. Yeah I think that's a good point you made about. That mentality of just understanding the moment understanding where you need to be is that do you think that was a skill like tangible things that you saw differently or was it more of just their instincts were better they were in the right place the right or or they made the right decision. I think it was the instincts more than anything. Again, credit has to go to mark Jackson because prior to two thousand thirteen, the words hadn't seen the playoffs in. Seven years at that point. And Just. Because Mark Jackson had been to the finals had been to the playoffs in so many different years and is such. A vocal. Player in his day, I. think that transferred over. To. Them just learning. Just. Drilling that into their mind. Okay. I need to be here. It's ten seconds left need to be here need to set screens their etcetera etcetera so. It's I guess instinct. Too. Yeah I think you know sometimes when I watched the mavericks it's. If I point out two things one sometimes it's decision making life example shot selection and then sometimes it's I don't WanNA use the word hustle because I feel like it gets us a little too much but there's times when. It's like it's that moment of the game and you have you have to get a rebound or you have to make a play on the ball or you have to get a stop and there's a certain mindset were tenacity that championship teams have and the Mavericks Right now just don't have it and I. Think like you said, they've just never been in that situation before when something completely new to you it's like it's of course you don't know what to do..
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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..
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"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. 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"I don't know I feel like I thought I remembered looking looking at January and the first three games in January the only three rows of Charlotte Chicago. But that's it is ten and the and the Games aims after that but then they also had golden state Sacramento and Portland. Of course they won all those games but and then also Utah at the time such that so then suck but they weren't sad Portland Utah so it looks a lot easier than was remember that ten game stretch in in December. Remember where it was. All the travel got hurt. They went five and five in it so far this month there one two three four five six seven and one two three four five or seven and five. So which sounds about right. Yeah you gotTa Win The thunder game. I think is important. You GotTa go into that game with with thinking that they need to win and they have a back to back the very next night they play at home versus Phoenix. So another tough game. Yeah anyways so that's you know I'm still a mass fan. I love everyone on the team and I think they're going to be fine. But those loose news. Yeah those were some feelings really. I don't even know if those were thoughts. They were mortgages feelings that I had about the game. If you feel differently any or if you think I'm an idiot let me know It's not a good idea. Twitter at underscore city Myers. Martin is on twitter at Martineau Myers. we have a website Dallas. HOOPS CAST DOT COM. You know we are the Mavericks. We are the Dallas Mavericks at closing. podcasts we suck at it we. The performance at the end of the the pod is terrible. Well okay I always I just like thinking people and all you wanna they do is log off like immediately you say thank you and at that point logoff but you gotta say thank you forty two times. Thank you guys so much for listening one. We really appreciate eight it..
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"I shouldn't and even be a starter because it only the guy that wins it is the guy that was the only one that Syria and I think he will. And of course this is all the first dog in on him so much. I don't care yeah. I think he's going to go for it and therefore I think he'll win it. Yeah and and look trae young and I signed again. Isaac Harris Mention this nothing against trae young but you are literally on the worst. You are literally no offence. Offends is but you. But he's literally on the worst team in the league. Yeah how you start a guy in the all-star game with the best players in the League league when he is on the worst he emily and like obviously I don't think trae young sucks not far but yeah it's a starter. It's it's so hard to judge his talent level because yeah they are the worst team in the league. So it's like every every sucky team has a twenty point point scorer and you never know you're like is he really that good cassette. Put Him on a good team and their fifteen times like Anthony. Davis was very good on the Pelicans when they sucked and he's very good on the Lakers. But some guys they average twenty on a sucky team tin on a Yes Bosch Kevin. So it's it's like is he really twenty nine points today. I don't know and that's that's not a Kinda disc but it's just a question that I can't answer and and honestly defensively like first of all. Actually you know what I can't answer. He doesn't really try defensively but even if he did he so little. Oh in so unfeasible on the defensive in He provides zero resistance. They can't stop anybody yes I don't Wanna I don't want this turn into a tree is yes and he'll probably take it seriously to prove that he belongs. MVP and everybody else is just GonNa be like having fun okay. So who picks Luca Iran or Yoenis. I think Lebron. We'll pay Luca I think he's GonNa talk to Anthony Davis so Anthony Davis doesn't get but her but he picked Anthony Davis last year. I yeah that was his way of saying. Hey come play with the Lakers. But I think this my prediction is Lebron is GonNa Pick Luka. Maybe not. Because he's he may not be deserving to be the first pick which I think he is once you take off Jaanus and Lebron. It's Luca either it's Kinda hot topic. Yeah so I think he'll pick Luca I think will be the first pick. Yeah I kind of think that too just like and they asked Lebron you gave his first last year. You're going to do the same thing. And he kinda just laughed onto his. I like him that much. I don't know what that means gave myself an out. Yeah Yeah and I even filtering on purpose is due to a one as soon as I saw that. That's what I thought because I think Lebron Iran has a lot of respect for Luca and I think because Luca grew up crying over Lebron posters. You know that it's going to pick him. Yeah Yeah I mean. I don't know I I think he will be his only chance to play with them. I just ran into chance. Yeah to Luca could mean a lot. Yeah I think ron recognizes that and quite honestly I might cry little if I was Gonna say something until you get all only motion on me but you know. Luke is going to cry when he's on the core as soon as at ball's tipped up into the air realize wait. I'm on the same team. We're Lebron Alley with Lebron. Like how how would look even react to that like he would cry. Yeah and then he better come back home to Dallas it just race all of that from his mind cause it ain't happening because he was coming here what was just a guess. Yes okay All right so summarized to summarize the potty Mavericks Guy Tyson Chandler Junior all my God Dhillon is being traded. Missing is should always play. The five agreed and Luca is going to go down as the the greatest player ever to play yet. You know what. That's exactly what I was going to say. I think he is okay. I honestly believe he will be considered considered the greatest player to ever play the game at some point at some point in history. Statistically somebody's going to have to be better Jordan. It cannot be the greatest player of all time forever. Somebody's GONNA surpass them. People say Lebron. That's a load of crap but can't Lebaron has done and in our is he still hasn't surpass Jordan but he's only I got three rings how many. VP's five. I think for yes. He's he's the top three all time leading score top viewer. He probably will get to talk to the second and I don't think as Korean at most. He's equal cool to Jordan. Also say his second I do too I think is it's Jordan and then we'll braun but I just for what I've seen from a guy as young as luke is as smart as he is in a skilled as he is when he is twenty seven twenty eight years old. He's GonNa be on stoppable. It doesn't matter what defense you put on them. His size and his athleticism will athletics. Yes his athleticism to do what he does. A six seven many conversations. Because you know I. I'm arguing with people. That are you know what they're going to soon as they hear that fast. I don't anyone listening to this. podcast would say that but anyways I I know I'm a fan boy and I I know I'm biased But that is are you wrong. Yes if I say it now and I turn out to be right. You can claim so I am claiming it. I think luke is going to go down as the greatest player to ever play the game. And we'll see see you in twenty years when he retires. Yup It all depends on championships. Really he has to win at least one and honestly to vote to be the greatest latest of all time. He's gotTa win or four to five yet or match Jordan. Of course even short. I mean Bill. Russell won eleven. So it's not like yeah but that doesn't count. It was like one hundred years. Glad we decided that well. There was like four teams in the League. But he's also playing against Wilt Chamberlain Guy Oscar Robertson. All these guys were. The fact is getting higher starting lineup of the All Star game. I'm just saying saying like all these guys. It's not like he was playing against Allen Iverson tracing the these guys are all time greats in themselves another one another guy that played laidback yes. I don't know exactly because they're not that good. Yeah you named the only bream told you bar I mean later yeah. Later Bill Russell ever played Kareem. You played well. I don't think now Kareem. Yeah you're right but Karima wilt overlapped. Yeah but one. It was a lot older. Yeah wasn't much you're right. Yeah so the fact that you named Patrick Ewing close shack. Apparently shack played so long ago. That maybe he did play then because the game talks now in their minds. Yeah I'm trying to think. Think of other guys. They don't exist. Pistol Pete BEC. I'm just naming names. Thank you have to ask that question. I'm just going to throw out random names to make me. He sounds smarter. Hey member fat lever. Wasn't he a good guy was in the eighties. Yeah we'll be free you know how it's say. Yes he you what he reminds me of Johnny. I love when Jeff Skin way that does that he. He has such a knowledge college. You know what he reminds me of Alan Parker seeing because he only he knows that because he's washed it he knows those dues. He knows their skill level for like dude. We don't have that mind. Luca will drive in for like a wide open layup like like Yep just like Johnson Monroe. Yeah I remember handed layups Jersey A. We don't know these guys like you do can. Can you use somebody with no anyways. Yeah so great pod good trade and we'll see when fifteen years when Lucas the goat and his statue can be right next to dirk statue. A statue is going to come. I don't know I heard that. His Jersey will be retired as early earliest this year. But I think that I feel like they should do it next year. Just because when after Wade has done his that's all I care about how they already do ways you hear. They're doing the three. I'm going to another thing. I'm going to go all it is the most overrated player to ever play this this. I'm right there which I'm sorry there with me. Let's run it down first of all never want an MVP okay second of all. Oh six rig rig I I mean and his other two rings and Chris Bosh and Chris Bosh but we act like an and they win against the thunder who did not belong there anyway anyway. 'cause they just happen to beat the Spurs and the previous series at the Spurs really should have won. And No dwayne Wade is the most overrated player ever. I'm not saying he's not an all-star I'm not saying he's not a hall of Famer but let's stop acting like he's a legend a first ballot hall of Famer. I don't know I don't I don't know I mean I think he'll get in but I don't think I don't know if he's deserving I mean I guess maybe he's just he's just not on the level of Tim Duncan Yeah Eh. Kobe Bryant Dirk Nowitzki. I don't care what Miami people say he's not on that level and we. We're treating him a three day ceremony. I now now. I mean for crying out. Now what he meant to Miami the franchise. I get that about the well yet true but you know he went back and retired there. Yeah well but he left. Yeah they didn't want him. They didn't resign and he went to go play with his La- bum. Mm I feel like we're just at this point. I feel remy. I think you know why because the mavericks played on the West Coast last night and we didn't go to bed to like twelve thirty thirty right. Now we're just running off indoor. I'm a little delirious as act delirium I am delirium are you done. Are we done here. I was done like tournaments. Simmons go okay. Thank you guys so.
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"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.