19 Burst results for "Max Truce"
"max truce" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"And I was flagging this all summer and heading into the season, and then it's like, you're a hater, you're just mad the Celtics didn't get Dame. I'm like, I've watched Dame play defense the last few years. He's not a good defensive player. And just in general, you looked at the collection of guys they had, and as we talked at the top, the league is so deep, night after night, you're going against Trae Young and De'Jaunte Murray. Then you're going against Anthony Edwards. Then you're going against Tyrese Maxey. It never ends. And if you can't guard the perimeter, I don't care how good Giannis is. So Kyle, part of me is thinking, if I had to do the running diary prediction of what each month of Bucks headlines is gonna look like if this goes badly. Right now we're in the zone of, oh man, it's just so much new. Dame, gotta figure out his team. Give this some time. And then if it's starting not to look better, then it goes into, hmm, this has been a little tougher than we thought. It's been a lot for Adrian Griffin to put it as new system. There'll be some new system talk, but no shots fired at Adrian Griffin yet. But then if we get to mid-December Christmas range, and it's still not better, and they still look as slow and kind of disjointed as they have this first week or so, then it starts being like, hmm, maybe they missed Coach Butt more than we thought. And then after that, it becomes, hmm, trade deadline's coming up. What is this team missing? Now we have the whole trade deadline dialogue. And I just think there's gonna be a lot of dialogue about the Bucks because there's gonna be nights when Dame can hide it like he did in opening night, where he just scored a bunch of points at the end of the game and they won. But fundamentally, defensively, they give up a ton of points night after night or night. The defensive rating after five games, to me, is not totally an accident because it backs up the eye test of how slow they look. They look slow. The team with the honest should not look slow. So that's what I see. So you still don't think it's an overreact, or you think it's too early to overreact? I'm with you. I'll fast forward and be like, my mind is already jumping to the trade deadline. I was joking with you a couple of weeks ago about I've been on the trade machine a lot, trying to get them another guy to guard the ball. They have to address that. Because if you remember earlier, I'm just kind of working from that, just we know that, that they're gonna have to do that. You remember in the off season, when people were just kind of looking at this on paper, they were just like, oh, it's transition. Oh, and I just heard people over and over again, oh, they're gonna be killed. Can you imagine in transition, transition? Well, the key to transition is that unless you have a team like a Kings team that can just get it out even after a made basket and beat you down the floor, this team ain't that. Like you said, they're old. They are gonna be a half court execution team. But for them to be more than that, to capitalize on Giannis and the spacing, you gotta be able to turn people over and get stops. So by them buying into the offensive thing, they plugged one big hole in the ship and another one started gushing in that they're gonna have to figure out how to, he's gonna have to figure out how to balance those two things because transition has to be triggered by defense. So- I'm so glad you brought up the, yeah, I'm so glad you brought up the transition piece because you're either getting off turnovers or you're just running. Like the Celtics, and I don't know if this is gonna last, it's definitely an early season thing and something they've worked on, but they're just taking off all the time. They wanna play with real pace. They're trying to do it. This is what Sacramento does. This is when Golden State's going well, they have a nice mixture of this. There's teams that do it. Then there's other teams like the Lakers that don't wanna play at a pace like that because they have LeBron and AD and they kind of pick their spots when they run. For Miami, like who's running on this team other than Giannis? Dame's not really a fly up and down the court guy. Like he's a pretty methodical player. So is Middleton. None of their wings are really that athletic. So I just, to me, I don't see the identity. It's like with Philly, like where they have this maxi team, right? Where maxi flies and they have a bunch of young wings now and there's this fun team to watch. But if Embiid's not gonna run, you're not a transition team. So I don't know, it seems like a, I'm gonna say work in progress house. I feel like we didn't make fun of the Bucks thing enough, like that this actually might go wrong, I think is in play now. And I don't think people felt that way two weeks ago. Yeah, I think it was fine to be patient and wait and see. We didn't know what Adrian Griffin had up his sleeve and we didn't know, there was too many unknowns, right? We don't know. Does he have sleeves? We don't know if he has, he might not have any sleeves. We've seen a lot of bad first year coaches over the last few years. Like it's not a slam dunk, like, oh, they have a new coach. Like Embiid's a really hard league to coach. House, you've had some iffy coaches over the last few years of Washington. Like they're hard to find. We got one right now. We have multiple right now, actually, across teams. Yeah, so, but then the Miami side of this, so they don't get dinged. They start out one and four and they barely won the one game. I'm not pouring dirt on them. I'm not even gonna wonder, hmm. But I do think if there's a do-over to be had with all of this, and we're just like, what's the most fun bet for the Eastern Conference for a competitive standpoint? It probably would have been Miami going to, Miami getting Dame, Milwaukee keeping Drew Holiday, and then the Celtics not getting Drew Holiday. And it feels like these teams would be a lot closer. What Drew is already, what you can see with him and White together, like those guys are ridiculous. And I don't think people, I don't even think I fully realized how good it would look right away. That's why it's so hard with Milwaukee to be like, oh, you gotta give them time. Like Boston has two new guys out of their top fives. Boston lost four of their top seven, right? And they've been able to get it going right away. So I don't know. Are you worried about Miami at-house too soon? Well, they are 24th by offensive rating, 17th by defensive rating, 23rd by net rating. And so, you would expect their defense to be a little bit better. Their losses, they played two playoff teams and the Nets, I guess, are gonna try and contend. Losing to the Celtics and losing to the T-Wolves at this early stage. And no Caleb Martin for the Celtic game. Like, and that was a good game. I'm not worried about them. I did feel like they missed Max Truce, who used to just particularly kill the Celtics, but in general just wasn't scared and was winged with size. And then you take Caleb Martin out and all of a sudden now your wings with size are not sizable. I also think there's a wrinkle, and I don't think it's too soon to talk about this.
"max truce" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"You know, I think the starting price from Miami is going to be Kyle Lowry and two first round picks. That's a big part is I think the I think the Blazers are going to be able to extract two first round picks for Holliday, which is going to up their haul to three first round picks total in the Lillard deal. I think there's too much competition for Portland not to be able to get a second first round pick in a deal like this, even for a player at Holliday's age and with one year left on his contract, think they're going to be a leverage all the teams that are out there trying to get him and they'll get a second round pick. I think Miami is going to be in that mix. I think the Clippers are going to be in that mix. I think Boston is going to be in that mix. I don't know if Golden State will be in that mix, but the Warriors can certainly get there because they've got the contract in Chris Paul. They've got some blue chip players in Jonathan Kaminga, Moses Moody, among others, and they've got draft capital to deal so they could get into the mix if they so choose. I want to focus here, though, Mark, on which teams need him. Like who needs to push their chips to the table and get Drew Holliday? Because for me, it's two teams at the top of that list. They're both in the Eastern Conference. I think Miami and I think Boston need to go out and be aggressive on Drew Holliday. Miami, for obvious reasons. The Heat have had a catastrophic offseason. It could not have gone worse. They lost their two starting backcourt players in the playoffs in Gabe Vinson and Max Truce. They are a year older. Jimmy Butler's 34, Kyle Lowry's in his mid 30s. They've got a starting lineup right now, which is featuring two players who are minimum-ish or minimum contracts in Josh Richardson and Kevin Love. So they need an infusion. They need help. And if they're going to hope to get past teams like Milwaukee and Boston in the playoffs, even Philadelphia with Tyrese Maxey, you need a defensive stopper. And Drew Holliday is still that player. So I think Miami, even though it's got to be painful for Pat Riley and company to go back to the table and call Portland about another guard, a different guard, a lesser guard than David Lowe, they've got to find a way to do it because the clock is ticking on Jimmy Butler's career. I think that's pretty obvious that Miami has to go all in. I think Boston, though, is right there with him. The Celtics made a lot of moves this offseason to plus up their offense. Getting Kristaps Porzingis was about adding front court depth, which they needed because Al Horford's old Robert Williams off injured. But under Joe Missoula, they have become much more offensive oriented than what they were under Imeo Doka. Not to say they're bad defensively, but they're much more offensive oriented. Joe Missoula would be happy with his team shooting 53 points per game. That's kind of their offensive mindset. So they've got the offensive horses right now. What they don't have is depth defensively. What they don't have is that Marcus Smart like presence right now. They don't have that guy. They can deploy on anybody in somebody's back or draw. They would be that guy. He would be the guy that you would turn and say, now you guard Damian Miller. And if you think your holiday wouldn't be motivated to defend Damian Lillard in the Bucks, you're crazy. It would probably cost the Celtics some combination of Malcolm Brogdon and two first round picks. The two first round picks, again, seems like a steep price. But if you're Boston, what are you holding on to them for? What do you care? Your window is open right now. Your chance to win championships with Jason Tatum and Jalen Brown is right now. Al Horford is thirty six. I believe you'll be thirty seven end of next year. The clock is ticking on his career as well. You've got to go out there and be aggressive in acquiring top tier talent. And if that means giving up a couple of first and Malcolm Brogdon for Drew holiday holiday, clearly a better fit for this team, I think, than Brogdon, who already has, I think, some issues with the franchise after being dangled in trade talks last year. I think the Celtics are right up there with Miami in terms of the need to get into the holiday chase. Yeah, I think you outlined Celtics, Miami perfectly. I would add two other teams I think would both see them. Philadelphia. Now, I know that Keith Pompeo from the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was mentioning that they obviously started exploring that. I've been told the same thing. Now, I think that the complication with this is, you know, who's going to take James Harden? I think that they're going to have to get a third team involved. But I think that just probably the Clippers. I mean, it probably the Clippers, right? Right. And and with that, I think it's more of the lens of not only what Drew holiday can do from his talent standpoint, but just this window of opportunity with the Sixers having, just finding a way to trade Harden before training camp. So that's team number one. Team number two would be what you're saying with the Clippers. I mean, the Clippers, you know, they may get James Harden, but I would argue that they would probably be more enamored with Drew holiday because not only does he have, you know, more of a diverse skill set as far as his game, he's a lot more durable. Now, the question is going to be, the Clippers have a really weird predicament where they have depth. What are the handful of those role players really good enough to facilitate a kind of trade when you're obviously not including Kawhi Leonard and Paul George? You know, guys like Terrence Mann, guys like, you know, Marcus Moore Sr. Can you package that enough together involving a three way deal? Terrence Mann, Mark, to your point, Terrence Mann is the guy that and the Clippers have been willing to deal. I understand they like him a lot. He's a good player, durable player, you know, 10 point per game score, a complete couple of different positions, but you can't hold on to guys like that. Well, Chris, what I'm saying is it's a no brainer. I just don't know if that's enough for, you know, Portland. I think they can trade a first like you like Terrence Mann to me is like the equivalent of a first. That's a young player. They can add to that mix. That's a first round pick. You trade another first, you make the salaries work with guys like Morris and, and, and something else. You know, I think that is a no brainer as well. I mean, Drew Holliday, look, how many years now has have the Clippers been searching for the right point guard? Like how many guys have they cycled through over the last few years? They've been looking for that right fit. Drew Holliday, I think would be an excellent fit opposite Kawhi and Paul George. He brings defensive intensity to that back court, defensive density they haven't had in a while like that. Yeah, that's a round peg, round hole type of fit that, you know, if I'm the Clippers, if I'm Lawrence Frank, I'm on the phone with Joe Cronin, I'm saying Terrence Mann, a first, some salary filler. Will that get it done? Oh, without a doubt. And I mean, it's been clear the recent seasons that Ty Lue and his players, they've been more and more vocal about their want that they need a traditional point guard, which is something that Lawrence Frank would kind of downplay, uh, in, in past trade deadline saying, Hey, you know, it's about modern NBA positionless players wing depth, but clearly they have moved closer toward the idea that they do, do need a traditional point guard to, so to stress Clippers, it's a no brainer. I just didn't know out loud if they had enough to, to become a front runner. Um, one thing I would add though, I know that you mentioned the warriors, they certainly would have the package. I would doubt that they do this only because of a few things. Um, we have a lot of questions about Chris Paul's fit and is he going to start to come off the bench? How's that going to work? And this whole idea that, uh, Steve Kerr saying, Hey, we have six stars, we're going to play this out. But I think that they are bullish that Jonathan comminga is going to have a breakout season. But even with that, even with them being in the wind now mode, I think the thing that could hold them back is just the reality that they have some players that can do what drew holiday already does with an Andrew Wiggins now that he's obviously a lot healthier than he was in the playoffs and to a lesser extent, Klay Thompson. So I think with the warriors, while they certainly will be in the mix inquiring, I would be very surprised if he winds up in a warrior's uniform, I think it'd be worth watching because the words can just do a two first round pick deal that they can make the salaries work with Chris Paul. I'm sure they'd be reluctant to put comminga in a trade like that because comminga is one of the few guys with some size of front on a team that's devoid of it at the moment, but that they're a team definitely worthwhile. I get your argument. I understand that. But there to me, they're a team worth watching. I think holiday makes more sense. The Chris Paul with that team, they're both unexpiring type deals and look holiday may be more inclined to resign there. If he likes the situation, he likes the chance to, to win, he might want to come back and play a role within that team. All right, Mark Medina, follow him on social media, listening on Fox Sports Radio, check him out at the Sports Tribune. 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"max truce" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
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Are now I guess I'm wondering what the Miami Heat are thinking in their front office what you know their their power structure at the moment is is thinking about because when we talk about Damian Lillard and little gave an interview with Mark Spears, we really say things that I'm not gonna talk about Portland, which is probably the right thing to do. Anything you say at this point if you're literally hardened, it's just not gonna be good for you. But when we talk about Damian Lillard, it always seems to shift. Well, Portland's got to do it. Portland's got to do it. What are they gonna do? Bring Damian Lillard back to camp with Scoot Henderson's there. What kind of distraction will it be and all those things are true to an extent. But not that the calendar is turning to September. You do have to start wondering how much pressure Miami starting to feel because look, let's just say that he do nothing else and they go into the season with the roster. They currently have are they even a playoff team. I mean, they got in last year through the play by the skin of their teeth by the skin of their teeth and to their credit steamrolled, you know into the finals. But they lost they're starting back court to key guys. They lost Gabe Vincent. They lost Max truce. They still have Kyle Lowry, but he's a year older and you know, as far as load management goes, he'd be a prime candidate for that. Jimmy Butler is a year older better. I was doing better doesn't playful regular seasons. He doesn't know it doesn't play for a of a season. So I look at his Miami Heat team and I understand heat culture is great. Eric Spolstra best coach in the NBA. Jimmy Butler as clutches they get but in a day to game regular season. I'd probably have them pencil into 10th in the Eastern Conference right now. I think strews is important. Gabe Vincent was important and they didn't really replace them with veterans that are on their level and you're talking about, you know, counting on, you know, their first round pick you talking about, you know, thinking Nicole, yo, which is going to step up and play like there's just a lot of, you know, plus they have Tyler hero who I know I'm I'm fairly certain about this time. The hero has not been pleased by all that's gone on in Miami this offseason, how he's just been bandied about as, you know, kind of filler in trade talks out here is a couple years removed from winning sixth man of the year. And yeah, I was disappointed finished him last year, but Tyler hero believes he's on a certain level and he has not been happy with how his name has been tossed around in all these trade talks and how oftentimes when we're discussing Tyler hero, we're discussing how many teams don't want him. That is not sat well with Tyler hero. So potentially bringing a disgruntled Tyler hero back in the mix, maybe to play Duncan Robinson, even more this year. How much pressure is Miami feeling at the moment? Are they feeling more pressure at this point? Then then Portland, they in a position now where they have to start thinking about upping their offer. What do you think Miami's thought process is going to be? Chris, you're saying something. I've been thinking for a long time, which is the idea that Miami is all the leverage. Miami can wait it out is is absurd to me is comical. You mentioned it. This team barely made the playoffs last year. And part of it is because guys like Gabe Vincent and Maxers weren't great during the regular season, but then they ended up being huge parts of what they wrote to do in the playoffs. Like they don't, first of all, they don't win their second playing game against the Bulls. If not for Maxers who goes off with six threes in the first half, how many huge games did game games did Gabe Vincent have during the playoffs? The defense he brought, they bring in Josh Hertz isn't a minimum deal. He can do some of what Gabe Vincent can do. Certainly not all of it. There's a reason he's bounced around the league the last few years. They're going to count on Jaime Hawkins, Jr. Nicola Jovich guys who are completely unproven guys who even if they have good regular seasons, are you counting on them to play championship level defense come conference finals Give me a break. Um, I think I don't. So part of the issue here is a lot of the reporting, you know, Barry Jackson, Miami Herald says that Blazers aren't really interested in engaging with the heat. I don't know if that's because the heat won't make a serious offer or Portland just has no interest whatsoever in anything Miami has. No, I think it's, I think it's more the, the former, I look, look, there's no talk about engagement. You don't have to, unless something changes in, in what you're offering. There's no need to engage. The blazers have made it pretty clear that whatever's on the table from Miami doesn't interest them. Um, and Miami's position over the last couple of months is, has been, we're not going to bid against ourselves. So until another team emerges, and I was talking to a GM today who does believe that in the next month, two months, maybe three months, you'll see someone else emerge on that trade market, uh, that, that, that takes an interest in acquiring Damian, at least gives the blazers some competition there at least gives them someone to play against Miami in this situation. But, you know, there's no, the blazers have decided they're not just going to offload this guy. And look, Joe Cronin, I think has made some mistakes in his time on the job. I, you know, as a GM, I wouldn't have given Damon though, that contract extension the first place you had him under contract for two more years. Anyway, there really wasn't urgency to do that. Um, but I think he's doing the right thing in not rushing into a deal, you know, not doing what Washington did, which was, we just want Bradley Beal off our books and we'll take whatever offer that Phoenix is going to give us that Joe Cronin, the blazers are doing the right thing here in waiting this thing out. And if that means bringing Lillard back into camps, so be it. What do they have to lose? I don't really don't understand. People are like, well, they can't bring Damian. I'm like, what do they have to lose by bringing Damian Lillard back? He's the consummate pro, even with this trade request happening, like he's not going to get to camp and mope. He's not going to put on a fat suit. You know, I don't think he's always not going to, you know, his reputation in Portland means something to him exactly as it should. It means something. He wants to go down as the greatest Portland trailblazer who ever lived. And maybe he will regardless. But if this plays out where he has to report to camp and he doesn't or if he has to report to the you know, that will be on his blazers resume. He doesn't want that. And I just yeah, I don't see that happening. I find the heat. I think the most realistic and best offer that he can get up to and they have to find a way to get to it is they have to find a way to get four first round picks to Portland. You have to include Jovis. You have to include Hawkes. That means moving hero to a third team. Maybe I'm kind of not like the Jaime Hawkins stuff. Like I think it's sort of got a good summer league and he is ready to play. Yes, that's not about that's not about Hawkins height, but that's what you got. That's what you got. You it's you just have to give them as much quote unquote potential as you can. And so if the heat have to find a way to get up to four first round picks, they have to include Jovis and Hawkes. They probably have to move here to a third team. And I think they have to do it immediately. Because like I said, you look at their roster, you cannot expect them to just cruise in as an eight seed every year and make the finals. What happened last year was incredible. And it was incredible because of how unexpected it was. It's not like the heat went out and proved. Oh, we were better than Milwaukee this whole time. We were better than Boston this whole time. No, you did something incredible and unexpected. And it was very fun to watch.
"max truce" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"He can be a rotation player because the defense will translate he has the ability. I think to be a pretty capable offensive player and he comes from a coach who again as an extensive background not just at the NBA level but also at the G League level as well and you look around obviously the NBA. I mean the Martin twins, especially with what we saw from Caleb in the NBA playoffs is a perfect situation where Eric Musselman can not only obviously identify NBA talent, but also cultivate NBA talent. Remember this Cody and Caleb Martin. Okay was in a situation where they came from NC State and transferred to Nevada both of obviously proven that you know, they're capable at the next level. Yeah, I've been Boston. I think they should temper their expectation. We did look good. He did look like he can play a little bit. I just still think I still wouldn't be counting on him defending Giannis in the postseason. I think that might be no but he can be he can be a piece, you know to the puzzle and so on so forth. I got to tell you like I was surprised and again just watching socially, you know, the NBA playoffs how much of a factor Caleb Martin was against, you know against the Celtics, you know, you know during the Eastern Conference Finals. I mean, it was pretty impressive. I mean, I think that too has as much to do with that culture down in Miami. Like you plug somebody in there whether it's Caleb Martin Max Truce like these Gabe Vincent these guys that maybe don't succeed other places. They play in that system and they play for that coach and all of a sudden their careers just take off. Yeah good. And that's a perfect segue because I think the walk -off home run pick of the first round was Jaime Hawkins. Yeah, UCLA going to Miami and you know for people who again, you know covering the NBA aren't as familiar with the backstory, you know, UCLA and Jaime Hawkins is freshman season, which was also Mick Cronin's first year as UCLA's head coach Chris.
"max truce" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Team with the best chance ever at coming back from 3 -0 and then I said to myself, you know what? I should probably have our stats people look that up just to make sure that's okay because you like you said we're talking about a number one seed or number two seed number one point differential number eight seed with a negative point differential home court is a massive massive if they win game five. They just they've already got one road game. They're they're one road game away from potentially getting at home for seven. That's a big big deal. So I asked our stats team. Can you is there any way to look this up like whether this is true? So here's what they did. They found me every instance of any playoff series in which a top two seed was down 3 -0 and went through him and it is crystal clear that this is the best chance ever on paper Miami people on paper of a team. There have been nine instances here. They are ready. Yeah, 84 85 the second seed bucks against the third seed Sixers a lot of these series are second round series between two teams of relatively equal caliber 95 magic finals against six seed Rockets the magic where the number one seed the Rockets were the six seed Rockets were defending champion had acquired Clyde Drexler in the middle of the season totally changed their team 2000 Utah Jazz the second seed goes down 3 -0 to the third seed Blazers to three right like blah blah blah three 2002 the number one seeded New Jersey Nets go down 3 -0 to the number three seed Los Angeles Lakers in finals. We all know the Nets were not favorited Nets here and that was the best three seed of all time. I think right probably so 2007 the number two seed Cleveland Cavaliers are the young LeBron James go down 3 -0 to the number three seed San Antonio Spurs in the finals. We all know that's not a normal favorite underdog situation. I'm going to skip one and come back to it 2011 the number two seed Lakers go down 3 -0 to the number three seed Mavericks to the eventual champions in the second round gets swept again to three 2018 the number one seed Toronto Raptors go down 3 -0 to the number four seed Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James. We all know it was LeBron toe for a while there in those series and then in the bubble the one seed Bucks play the five seed heat and go down 3 -0 and that's the bubble and that the series one I skipped is the one that I found myself actually thinking about in the last couple of days 2010 the number two seed Orlando Magic go down 3 -0 in the conference finals against the four seed Boston Celtics and I thought of that series not because I think it's comparable at all you go through those are the only nine. That's it. There has never been a series like this where a team of Boston's caliber is down 3 -0 to a team of Miami's caliber right resume based if you want to say this Miami team has become a completely different animal. That's fine. You're probably right. I thought about that 2010 Boston Orlando series only because it was 3 -0 Boston and Orlando had home court in Orlando one game for in Boston and it was 3 -1 and right away there. You just looked at the roadmap of the series back there like ooh this could get spicy pretty fast. They won game five in Orlando to make it 3 -2 something very few teams in the 3 -0 hole have ever done and it was back to Boston for game six and all of a sudden that game six with the KG Ray Pierce team trying to get back to the finals after the KG injury the previous year trying to they're older. They're tougher. They're just not quite as good, but they have a mental toughness finding a way all of a sudden from 3 -0 to 3 -2. That game six in Boston felt like all the pressure was on the Celtics felt like a must -win because you lose that game. You're going down to Orlando for game seven with the weight of all the world on you and that's just the series. I thought about because Boston's going home for game five. If they win that game, that's what that game six in Miami is going to feel like for the Heat and that's the power of home court advantage. Like I very clearly I'm not I'm not saying Boston is doing this and in fact part of I mean part of the the punishment for frittering array away games one and two at home or letting Miami really seize them from you with just bad endgame execution all the stuff that is plagued Boston for years now is your margin for error is now nothing like we can sit here and say on paper and you win game five at home and they'll be favorites in here and then they have game several blah blah blah your margin for error is nothing your margin. You are one Max truce seven for 10 from three game away from going home. You have no margin for an outlier good on their end or bad on your end. So there's still obviously massive underdogs to do this but I just thought the history was interesting. Yeah, and we zeroed in on the same concept if ever a team was going to do this through the analog the logs of NBA history. Hey, this is the best bet. It's not a good bet necessarily. It's the best bet though. I think you mentioned like the weight of the world with that Celtics magic series. I feel like that's something that's already transferred here and it might be too late. But yeah, if Boston wins game five and one of the things that's interesting about the Celtics is that you know, they're now 10 and 11 at home. The home court advantage that we associate with that building is somehow depleted over the last few years. The Celtics are the only team in NBA postseason history to have an under 500 record over a two postseason span at home with a minimum of 15 home games. So it's not the Boston that I grew up going to covering the league and just being really intimidated those heat games where LeBron had a hard time even though they were better team. Those are the ones I'll always think back to but yeah, I think the weight of the world shifts to Jimmy Butler and Eric Spolster's shoulders if they win that game five like you're saying and setting up a game six in Miami where the Heat have played really well until game four of this series all playoffs long. So I think it comes down to game five and there's two things I'm looking at aside from the shooting which I want to talk about a little bit more. 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Heat take 3-1 lead, hold off Knicks 109-101 for Game 4 win
"The Miami Heat moved to win away from their third trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in the last four years by topping the New York Knicks one O 9 one O one in game four. Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and added ten assists. We always got a shot to win whenever regarding we're just playing hard and playing together. Bam adebayo finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, max truce scored 16 and Kyle Lowry added 15. Jalen Brunson finished with 32 points and 11 assists while RJ Barrett scored 24 and Julius Randle added 20 for the Knicks. I'm geffen cool bar.
Butler scores 28, Heat top Knicks 105-86 for 2-1 series lead
"Jimmy Butler returned from his spraying to ankle to score 28 points in the Miami Heat topped the New York Knicks one O 5 to 86 to take a two to one lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. It's never on one individual. All year long, we've been a team that plays team basketball on both sides of the floor. Max truce had 19 points, bam adebayo added 17 and 12 rebounds for Miami. Jalen Brunson scored 20 for New York, Julius Randle, added ten points and 14 rebounds for the Knicks game four is Monday. I'm geffen cool bar.
"max truce" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"What's been even keeping them in some of these games when their defense has been a disaster. But they're going to need more. They're going to need more from James wiseman. They're going to be more from Jordan Poole. They're going to need to figure out how to coalesce and pull all these things together. If they're going to be that good a team again. Yeah, the past performance argument doesn't fly. The league is going forward. Nobody cares what happened last year. Steph, as you pointed out, he's 33, 34, 33, 21 and 33 in the first 5 games with four or 5, 7, four, and 7 threes. He looks better than he did last year. Regular season last year, he actually wasn't as good as I think people may remember because he talked a couple months. And the team, I think, in general, I think the last 48 games that were something like 26 and 22. And then they kind of rounded in the shape. All right, let's talk about so we're going to shove the warriors. We'll agree to come back in January and reassess. There's some disease of more stuff, there's some don't hold on to past performance stuff. There's some, I want to see how the young guys get incorporated. I like what I've seen from wiseman. I'd like moody. Even though moody hasn't really made an impact this year, but I do like him, but we'll see. All right, teams were worried about. In no particular order. So I think Miami's gotten a free pass. Miami is now two and four, but it's been nets and sixers and especially Lakers. Lakers Lakers Lakers, oh my God, the liquors are on four. And they've just hogged the headlines. name is sitting here at two and four. They're in year two of this Kyle Lowry gamble. Where he's 28.3 million this year, 29.7 next year. They traded a chew of form that traded a first. Hoping that he'd be Toronto Larry. He's not. The Duncan Robinson contract, that's got 16.9 this year, three left after that. Oladipo, they gave 8.7 and 9.42. He's not playing. He's hurt again. I would be concerned if I was a Miami fan for two reasons. One, I'm not better than either in the same place or worse than I was last year. In the league is better, the league is deeper, the east is better. And you're only saving grace for this year as well. Lowry, whatever's going to happen last year. He's going to be in shape. I don't know if he's that guy anymore. I mean, he's just 12 points 5 rebounds, three assists a game. He doesn't look like he's totally in shape, defensively. I don't know. I just don't think he's on that level anymore, at least from what I've seen. Could he turn around maybe? But if he's not going to get there, I don't see it with this team. What do you see? Yeah. I mean, I'm an enormous Kyle Lowry fan historically. But when my note is like, oh, it looks, it's a good sign that he's actually looking to shoot again. That's where we are with him. It's an encouraging sign if he's willing to take shots and he's been aggressive with the three in particular and hunting for those like Kyle Lowry style fouls that he's always been able to draw. Those are good signs, but you see some of the lineups they roll out there and they're so dependent on bam in particular to create. Yeah. And we're gonna see if he's able to do that. The signs over the last basically like 18 months to two seasons have not been super encouraging when he's tried to be more forceful, more high volume, more like a go to scorer, but when you're out there with Duncan Robinson and max truce and Lowry and Caleb Martin, that's your job. You've got to be able to do that. And so this is going to be a sink or swim here for him in that way. They're really going to need that. Jimmy Butler is still going to be one of the banner more bankable stars in terms of like night tonight effort and performance that they have. But the rest of the rotation, it does need some shoring up, like they do have some gaps that you will either need to fill. They'll need to find guys in characteristic Miami Heat fashion. Out of their G league system or just kind of like they can coach up. This is a classic Miami Heat, throw our young guy into the fire kind of game. Nikola jovic plays huge minutes against the warriors, gets absolutely toasted by draymond and Jordan Poole. And now you have that on film. And now you have that learning experience. And maybe we'll look back in February and March and say, man, doesn't Joe vich look really solid now. We'll see. I would be very concerned if I was a heat fan because you figure, good dating back to 2020. That nice little run here. And the east is better. And I don't have them in my top 6 in the east. And then you watch teams like, you know, watch a Memphis again
"max truce" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"In some of them, I thought he had some good spots with Miami and showed that he could that he could play in the NBA and at least at the bare minimum at the end of the bed rotation player that can really, really just shoot the crap out of the basketball and that's all we would need for us anyway. But DJ Wilson and caldera are definitely at the top of my list. I think that's strategically, this is great if you're the Lakers. Because there's not much out there in free agency. And where they found success last season was with Stanley Johnson, Austin Reeves, when you Gabriel, these guys that you weren't expecting to be contributors this season. I mean, two of them were even on the roster to start the season. So given that they found success with these young wings that had either been overlooked or discarded by other teams, I liked that there's a couple of wings in this group that they're looking at and if you can find guys that can still work that can play any kind of meaningful minutes and you find them without having to give up draft capital to get them. That's going to be a win for a Lakers team that's so top heavy. You look at what Miami has done as far as unearthing talent became Vincent max truce Duncan Robinson wrote the list goes on. I don't even Kendrick none who's now a Laker. All of these guys, if you can do that, it can go a long way towards supporting your stars in the way that they need without having to spend too much capital to do it. So I think this is great for the Lakers. And I hope we see more of this. Even if none of these guys are, you keep at it because the value you can get if you find a diamond in the rough, it is so tremendous. It can definitely change the overall trajectory of your franchise. If you find enough role players without having to give up draft capital in order to get them. No, and then that's why I'm so high on the Lake acres buying multiple second round draft picks, get a draft to get a few players in the second round and what in my opinion is they loaded draft class. And then get some potential diamond in the roughs in the undrafted pre agency department because the one part of the team I have my full trusted Trevor is the scouting department. So to your point, that's why I'm so high on them doing stuff like this with the free agency with the freezer thing. And then buying two second round picks drafted a couple of guys and then seeing what she could get on the market on draft a free agency. And you know, maybe put a couple of those guys in the G league because it works, look at Miami, Boston, Golden State. Look at all those teams do. It works. Absolutely. Yep. If you can find those guys, it can be a major, major win for your franchise. Joining us, we've got cam. How are you doing? What's going on? Trevor, and the profit Sean himself. Because of the Darwin handle. Of course, we're, of course, you're the only one that I saw actually call that from what?.
"max truce" Discussed on Celtics Beat
"If they're going to be able to get him and have the coach be confident if they say, look, we're going to make sure you get your minutes and touches. During these games, the regular season games so that you're ready so that you're a viable option for us. Late in the year in the playoffs. Certainly Miami has done that with its shooters over the years. Duncan Robinson came out of nowhere and was a very important player for them for a few years here. He gave way to max truce, who was a guy that had kicked around. But certain coaches, if you got to commit to shooters, you've got to commit to getting them their touches. So, you know, are we going to see Payton Pritchard be even better for this team next year? Are you going to see Aaron nee Smith become part of the rotation or are you going to see our niece myth in a year or two come back to haunt the cell explain for someone else? Entirely possible. Max drew said big shots. It's just going to say. Hopefully good about that. I give it to me. Man, it was impressive. Because he would be called as close ice and it would hit like two or three in a row that were huge. And they were like, where the hell was this Ben? But, you know, to watch the image avante, you know, do well on their teams. I also take a lot of pride in that too. So the hardest transition for a player coming from college is in college, any guy that gets the NBA pretty much in college, he could shoot what he wanted to. The ball would be in his hands whenever he did so desire for the most part. Coming to the NBA where you're maybe the third or fourth option, which maybe you don't see the ball for a few possessions. That's another reason why ball movement and getting the ball moved around is so important because. I think unfair to expect as happened with semi auxiliary that he hadn't touched the ball for 5 possessions and he's standing in the corner we supposed to also the ball comes to him and now you haven't shot in a week and a half and can you please make this shot now. That's kind of unfair to ask. And with the ball moving more now, you see a guy like grant Williams, excuse me, essentially in the same role. But being much more effective. Just more touches. 23s in game 7? Yeah. He had a lot. I think he got him up. He's still shooting. So I only have a couple of short memory let Steve get back to his night and let people listen and get back to their lives, pardon me, but we'll get back to our lozenges. Yeah, not soon enough. Let me tell you..
"max truce" Discussed on A List Podcast with A. Sherrod Blakely and Kwani A. Lunis
"You, you're not trying to join forces with no cap that you can't trust. And you can't believe it. At some point. Well, I know Gary didn't want to touch on before we get into where the Celtics had to next. The most improved player award, John morant, was the recipient of the awards, our favorite guy, Desmond Bain. We talk about him a lot on this podcast. What are your critiques for the most improved player award? How do you think it should be changed? Get it, Gary. Get it. Okay, so I wrote in the globe, talk to the NBA official about why there's no guidelines for some of these awards. Because I do think people have asked me, well, Gary, what's MVP? Is MVP the best player in the league? Or is it the plan that's most valuable to his team? The player that gets their team the most wins, the player that nigga look yo kick, who obviously Denver wouldn't be anywhere without him because they got all that injuries. Or, you know, Joel embiid because he play without Ben Simmons in half, half of James Harden. Like, there is no guidelines, okay? And I think MVP is one of those that they can get away with because I think every year you have a good crop of obviously candidates and that, you know, this year will be split. Who knows who's going to win? Most improved player is the one that really perplexes me in a noise because there's no damn way, John, morant should be winning most improved player. He's a damn rookie of the year. Number two overall pick. He's the most improved rookie of the year. Most improved player to me is a player, but there's no guideline, so you literally have people thinking, you know, star players and all the three guys were top, were top three. We're all on the all star team this year. Darius Garland, who is just making that transition. Okay, I guess the gente Murray, who's, I think, a more credible candidate. John was a number two overall pick a rookie of the year and it's just shooting up in a year. He went from starter superstar. I don't think that that's what the most improved player was designed for is the guys that are going from star to superstar. To me, I voted. I'll tell you, I voted first for Jordan Poole, okay? Guys, come out of nowhere and be like the third splash brother. Secondly, I brought it for Anthony Simmons. A guy who came out of IMG academy was doing very little over the first two years and this year, there was a reason why the Portland traded CJ McCollum because they got Anthony Simmons and Simmons added ten points to a scoring average and I'm the only person that voted for max truce because max truce went from G leaguer to a day of starter for the Miami Heat. I don't want to see the east in this place and putting doctor Robinson on the bench. He gave my third place vote. To me, that is what most improved is. Changing your role from, let's say, a bench guy to a cable. I thought grant Williams might have got a voter too. He didn't get any votes. I know Robert Williams got a couple of votes. And that was, I think that's.
"max truce" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Be unexpected. What were the rules? Get it again. This is like top Tony top 5 guys. 20 top 5 guys made sense. This makes sense too. It's a draft of guys that it would people would be shocked if they got traded, but it's actually not that shocking. That was the draft. That's fine. It makes sense to me. But I do think the dame thing is just, I mean, they're tanking. You need, you need great Internet when you watch a Portland Trail Blazers game now. Yeah. And it's been going on for like a couple months. They are clearly on the banned list on my league pass rotation now, because I was like, I got it. I don't really need to watch a ton of this. And I wonder if they just look at it and go, hey, we get the first pick we get a guy like Chet, he'll like it here, he'll never want to leave, and then dame goes. What are we doing? So wait, before we go to the draft, can I just run through you quickly, the I'm amazed how important you are playoff all stars? I know you love this. So I want to give you the floor here. I'm just you can react to each one. Miami max truce, I can't believe how important he is though. He's out there a lot. He makes big shots. He was playing incredible defense of the Celtics the other night. Did you see his miss dunk today? That was nasty. Could miss dunks? Phoenix cam Johnson? He's terrific for them, and a lot of people. Would you have another candidate? Would you go, cam Jens? I can't believe Cameron Payne resurrected his career. Yeah, I don't trust him. Celtics Al Horford would be my pick. He's plus 8, 7, net this year. He's became super important as soon as rob Williams went out. Not grant? The Horford numbers are actually better as crazy as that sounds. If you look at if you go advance deep dive, I know the grant, but Horford was this 35 year old guy who didn't play last year who basically they took because they wanted a dump canvas contract and had their fingers crossed. They could play 20 minutes a game. It is now a crucial piece of their round one puzzle. It could be either. I'll give them co. Memphis. Steven Adams. He plays 27 minutes a game for that team. There's ten rebounds. He's like, they're enforcer. I thought that guy's career was over. House is not it. Well, he's the only adult. I mean, that team needs an adult, and he is it. Do you expect that Steven Adams for surgeons, Priscilla? I have two versions of the Steven Adams. I have the guy that I would love on my team. I know tough is, I think everybody at least needs a big as an option. I also think it helps out Jackson, defensively, 'cause Jackson is really adaptable to different defensive assignments. We were talking about like some really special shit from him this year. But I also think having a big guy, it's gonna fuck guys up a little bit. That's important. But the atoms that I saw in that playoff series against Houston when it went 7 games, that was an incredibly frustrating one. It made the open every 6 o'clock newscast in New Zealand when I said he plays like he's way smaller than he actually is, which I also can blame Westbrook for because I think his entire career he grabbed a rebound and it was immediately yelled at to throw it back out to somebody else. So I think it got in his head. There are things with atoms that drive you sort of crazy. By the way, cam Johnson, 44% from three this year. You feel it when he's not playing for them. Adams, hopefully we'll lead the New Zealand newspapers today. Steven Adams is back, says two American guys. Milwaukee west Matthews, I just can't believe he's as involved in the season as he is. I would go with him. Golden State, we don't need to talk about Jordan Poole, but he's fucking incredible. I think Joe to pull probably highest Q rating of any non all star in the league right now for people who just love that guy. Rousseau is like lighting up right now. He loves Jordan Poole. I'm speechless because I'm so I'm like this guy's like we had a segment idea called recalibrated ceilings. We could save it for next Sunday. I don't know what to do. We're just telling people we told the contractors are like, just let the sunshine in right now because we don't want to put a ceiling on any of this. If Priscilla was in a front office that had cap space and Jordan Peele was like an unrestricted free agent, he would be maxing it out, not even not even a question. Philly, it's got to be niang. How many big shots does that guy hit for them? Smart player, man. Love to name a college. I feel like he's going to have to be out there for them in the playoffs, like in big moments. I think he has to be one of their 5 guys. He gets attacked a little defensively. And it never looks great. I think he would have hit that, but it works. He's a smart player, and he's always, you know, to have that kind of big. It's kind of like the grant Williams thing. We're grant when he was in college, did a bunch of stuff and you're like, okay, but how often are you going to be allowed to be this involved what you're doing offensively? And it's like, okay, but figure this out. And when you have this big guy that can kind of just be around, but then also hit threes. Yeah. I think it's a good pick..
"max truce" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Many things and it's just when you look at the numbers, none of it is successful. None of it is efficient. And I don't know in the playoffs what that what all that looks like and can they actually, can this all turn around? And I mean, this team is such a great three point shooting team. They generate a ton of corner threes. They make corner threes, basically more accurate. They're more accurate from the corners, and I think every team in the league, I mean, I don't know. Is it a crutch that will just make them even worse than the playoffs? I kind of think it is. I mean, they were your top ten offense for most of the season. They've since slipped out of the top ten. To me, it's not a coincidence that the more they've gotten healthy and the more butler and band will play together. Kind of the hit their offense is taken. I mean, so much of their success in December and January was guys like Caleb Martin, max truce, Tyler hero, Duncan, getting hot from three, the problem is when the team is fully healthy, those guys have diminished roles. Like the three point shooting gets worse, the healthier the team gets. The more they're better players play. And then you get to the issue with, you can try to play them more in the playoffs, but hero struss and Robinson have all shown to be kind of these defensive liabilities on differing levels. And the degree to which they rely on Tyler hero is so dangerous to me. I mean, to his credit, I mean, I feel like I go back and forth on being super skeptical of him and high on him and our group chat, which is like also a lot of trash talking in general. So that's the issue, but the degree to which they rely on him, I just don't know if it's sustainable. He's had some really, really good games since the all star break. And like I said, to his credit he improved greatly from last season. I try to take away anything from what he's done. But the team just put it in a position where I just think they're over reliant on him to be kind of their half court creator, they're spark plug and I just think he's going to get he's going to get eaten alive in the playoffs against teams like Brooklyn or Boston that have a wing scorer who can just try to call him up in a switch on every position. It's going to be fascinating at the end of the sixers game when they went on that 16 to two run. They repeatedly attacked tyrese maxi, shake Milton, repeatedly attacked hero on an island..
"max truce" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"It's just, this is so Grassroots basketball. By the way, summer basketball. I was double overtime. Yeah, it's sudden death, but it's under, I couldn't love it more because that's what we do too. After demo, or times. Like what we're putting ten minutes on the clock. One point and it's over and he did, they got one for flat hits a bomb. He what struts does distraught Strada guess talks is noise and they went to walk off the Shrew stripe. I don't know man. I'm going on the file here. You know, we love, we love Masters here. This is Joe, the preeminent Max troops podcast. I would say and has been for like four years now. We're all in on Max truce, we are very much happy to see him succeed off in the NBA Summer League where he is the Klay Thompson have Las Vegas every every summer week. It's just the best. Yeah, somebody has to fill the role and he did today. It wasn't, it wasn't a game. Actually that I was I was planning on watching and kind of like the timing of its funky cuz there's games on it like five and six all get home and yeah. Oh yeah. Song came on and kind of catch up and there's another one another channel so I kept I stayed with that before switching over because it's a big comeback and then all of a sudden he he plays hear a ball successfully yeah every possession with extras here about liberals I love it so much. Okay the way that this podcast is going to work, we're going to break it up into three parts. We're going to do rookies and like the high-end rookies, that look great. We're going to do guys that are too good for summer league. Such as your veterans, your second-year players that are just like, oh yeah, they don't need to play anymore games. Like it'll be a waste of their time to play more games here. And then finally, some pleasant surprises guys that maybe we didn't expect to do as well as they have, and they look amazing and it's super exciting to see. So let's start with the rookies. We got the keg Cunningham, Jalen green show last night and Jalen green seen one. Nobody really cares about who wins the summer league. Did Jalen, Greensburg team won. They won by Twenty and it was impressive. I think just across the board. We had all of Cade Cunningham, Jalen green. Alperin Schengen song playing substantial roles in that game and playing exceptionally. Well, I thought all three of them looked just really, really good. Point blank, totally, Josh Josh, Christopher in the mix too, and I went too long. He's been all over the place, but I think we'd be remiss to not answer that conversation. Yeah. No, I agree with you and and the thing that let's start with Kate. I mean Kate was a bit inefficient. I think that the box and part of this is going to be a conversation about killing and Hayes and where the Killian Hayes thing seems to be going the Pistons need to just give kids the ball like, that's birth. At this point, it's been to Summer League games. It has been to games that do not matter, and we need to change and we need a chance..
"max truce" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"By progressive insurance. The ESPN episodes. XM Channel 80 anthem against us by to Hang out with us. They're here. Thanks to the good your hotline. He's one of our favorite people, not just because of cold worker, but he's a terrific broadcast an even better person. A pleasure bringing the voice of the NBA and ESPN radio. He is Marquesa. So he had to call tonight between the Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat. And Cassie. I know we still got always to go in the NBA season. Miami starting to play a little bit better. Jimmy Butler back doing his thing getting everybody in shape. How much you look at this team? You know the 11 of 14 and thinking Look out, we could see another version. 2020 Miami Heat in 2021. Yeah, Freddy. It's good to be out with you guys. And even before this game, and before we found out, Tyler hero wasn't gonna be available. And this is a seven game West Coast trip. They're going to face the Jazz and the Clippers and the Lakers on this trip even before all of that. You just look at the standings in the East. You see that? Only four teams over 500 at the top, and I think we're in Miami finished last year, and they finished fifth in the East and they go to the finals. That thing that's gonna happen again. But you could very easily see that once they get hole. And healthy. Get through this trip. We love a big second half scheduled to come. You know, there's no doubt in my mind that the heat will be in the thick of it. It was really just a matter of When they could get it all going because you know, the covert protocols have really hurt. This team means heard all teams across MBA, but in January, you know it was a real struggle. They were lucky to just have the minimum eight guys for for a bunch of games. You know, they lost a lot of you know, they lost their sixth man tonight, but, um, you know, I'm not ashamed to say I really don't know much about Max Truce before tonight, but he stepped up big time off the bench. That's a great way to start a seven game road trip. Real quick, testy. He had 21 points. No rebounds notices. No block shots know nothing of it in scoring points. Was that like saying the guy that was basically to do one thing, shoot the ball and get out of everybody's way on the other side of it. Is remarkable. They could even hit a three pointer in the first half. Miami was four for 22. Duncan Robinson is the only guy hitting threes and he was in foul trouble. And you're right. He's a three point pest, and this has been You know, I played one day off a couple days. Come back in Erik Spoelstra just trying to find something. And he found it tonight. And screws who was a division to player to begin his college career before he went under. Paul came back from an A C l last year, you know, made Miami on a two way deal. Avery Bradley's out heroes out tonight He grabbed the cape and yet just shoot threes, and he had five of them. 21 in doughnuts across the board at that zoo did business of filling out a box score cast isn't a simple as in this five game win streak for for the Heat that They are getting guys back that they are giving healthy and they have been, you know, Mork. Oh, bit freeze that that simple Because if I'm not mistaken, he heard you say tonight they've had more starting lineups, more different starting lineups and any other team in the league. Yeah, that's what they're exposed to told us, and.
"max truce" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Fight that is Jimmy Butler with TNT crew Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Channing Frye in for Kenny Smith. Tonight, they mentioned June Jimmy Butler mentioned guys going down. They played tonight's game without Tyler hero. He was pulled from the lineup and scratch right before the game for health and safety protocols, But they open up seven game road trip with 11 94 victory over the Houston Rockets. Postgame, actually, the two men who had the call tonight with Jon Barry once again, Mark It's too sure Kevin. Thank you very much. J. Bay didn't look good for the Miami Heat in the first quarter. Scoring 19 points didn't look good. In the first half. They were the way they were shooting the three ball four of 22, but they caught fire and ended up with a big road win in Houston to open up this long road trip. Yeah, You know, they usually hang around because they do play good defense. And after a shaky first quarter defense where they gave up to 29, they play pretty well. The second half After used to started 9 to 25 from the three point line. Houston went six for 25. In that second half. Miami still has some holes. Obviously, some players not here, Tyler hero we find out right before the ballgame can't go, no core and drug. It's no Avery Bradley. So they're playmaking and their turnovers are gonna be a problem on they were tonight 21 turnovers for this team and a lot of times when you struggle is badly as they did shooting the ball early and you turn it over. You get yourself out of a ballgame, but they found a way to stick around the claw. They fought on. They turned it around that second half a day look awfully good, because of course, we knew Max truce was going to go for 21. Career high 21 career high tying 53 pointers off the bench, but Jimmy Butler look this team got into a hole to start the season when he was missing game after game with covert protocols. But in the seven games since he's come back, he's been averaging nearly a triple double. In fact, he had 27 10 rebounds 10 assists tonight to spearhead this comeback. Yeah, He was terrific. And you know he's going to give tremendous effort and you know, throughout the broadcast. We're talking about him being a throwback player because he's a mid range guy. He's going to take it to the rim. He's tough. Is going to tell people what he thinks He's going to get on teammates for not doing the right thing on. He was a terrific tonight and I'd like to say also the Bam out of bio Despite the fact he went three for 80 only had 10 points, Yes, 13 boards and eight assists, so he had a major impact on this game. And it's not all about having to score the basketball to be a major factor in Bamako Bio. Despite The shooting was was terrific as well. The Miami Heat now 11 and 14 and this rough road trip heads to Salt Lake City Saturday against the NBA leading Utah Jazz. But tonight in Houston, the Miami Heat rally and defeat the Rockets one on 1 to 94 for Jon Barry. I Marquess to share right here on your home for the MBA, ESPN radio. And the ESPN app. Now let's send it back to Kevin winner in the studio, D. J. B. Thank you very much. And if you want to hear more of the Houston Rockets, the fact that they have now dropped and ate and ate ever since they traded away, James Harden tonight on SportsCenter. James Harden with Rachel Nichols situation that I was with Houston consistently every single night having to get 40 points to give ourselves a chance to win. We're a long stint of years is draining and so just to be. It would have a skill set of guys that you could be a playmaker, and you can get guys involved and not have unnecessarily worried about scoring each possession. It's a little bit relieving for me and a little bit of an eye opener from James Harden right there. I get him or with Rachel Nichols tonight on SportsCenter. The conversation you could catch it on the jump tomorrow and also you'll hear more of the conversation when we all get together. Next. It'll be on Saturday night for coverage of the Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors. Coverage starts at 8 P.m. Eastern time. You can also catch the game on ABC television..
"max truce" Discussed on WGN Radio
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The Chicago Land area. Hey, Max, You're on WGN Radio morning. How are you? I'm good. Thanks for having me. Yeah, thanks for giving us a few minutes of your time. David. It is also in our studio. Our sports director. Dave is the play by play Voice of the northwestern Wildcats. So let's not make that an issue. You guys, let's not be bickering. No, it never never loved watching Max played upon did some of those games. Yeah, No kidding. I saw plenty of them a big fan here. Max in My son and I had season tickets and we're watching you play and we're really thrilled to see that. You know, you caught on with an MBA team and have had some good games. You haven't played in your last couple games, though, right? That is correct. Yeah, but Had a good year stuck to your so far so just taking every opportunity I can get and try and take advantage of it. It's all you can really do when you were playing for a dip. All my son and I were sitting in our seats. And we looked over and sitting to our left was Gar Forman. Year with the Bulls and he had a clipboard and his phone and he was just watching you play. You had one of your best college games that day, and before the game was over, he kind of snapped his thing stood up and walked out with what we determined It was sort of air of confidence in you. Did you have any idea that he was there or MBA scouts always watching you When you always knew you were kind of on the line. Um, you know, I knew that I was being looked at as an NBA player NBA prospect at that time, um and just being in the Big East. I mean, there's a whole lot of talented players in the league. So at every game, there's going to be any doubt. I mean, yeah. Um, now that I'm in the F B, I realized that Scouts everywhere at every game. So, um, I mean, just just knowing that, but I didn't worry about that at all in college is just kind of just played have fun with it, so I did not know He was there that day, but Like you said, and people throughout the years of, um, told me that he was there and, um, I know exactly what game you're talking about, as well. So ST John's 43.36 in the second path like Bruce and we kept looking over and I almost went over to him and said, Max, truce is really good. You guys should get him. Oh, yeah, It was weird. You know, after after the season is over you and all the predraft stuff you I never heard from the Bulls one time. So, um, I didn't work out for them or anything. So it's kind of strange. Um, you know, after I got through with Boston, they kind of picked me up. So is that it was weird, but I was happy for it. And lucky. I got to stay in Chicago. Stay home again. You weren't drafted by Boston. But you you went to the house. What happened? How do you get to play for Boston? And what happens? Yeah, I didn't get dressed on draft night, but Assumes the draft is over. I had a deal done with the Celtics that they were going to sign me to a Two way contracts, which is what I'm on again this year, So I had that done on draft night, so it wasn't like I was stressing Obviously one of your picks, and that's your dream in your name called, but just the opportunity alone just tow. You know, to live out your dream and play in the NBA. Was there. So thanks to the Boston Celtics for that, and then Um, you know, went through preseason with them, and they ended up waving me. Um, And then the Bulls picked me up right away. So another another great chance by them. And, uh, then, obviously that hurt last year, so the games he got hurt? Yeah, on it, Uh, Max, where you always confident you would get a shot? At the NBA. Me a lot of guys and high profile high level programs who have success in the power conferences. Go on. And maybe playing Europe or something like that. Did you did you always kind of hold out? Hope you were gonna get your shot in the MBA? Uh, no. Um, you know, I have to have a different story than a lot of guys you know, coming from, but there was into school. Um, you know, out of high school was always my dream to play divisional in basketball. It was never to be in the MBA. Um, I never really looked at that. And then Once I went division, too, you know, I just wanted to keep getting better and try to play Division one. And, um, I realized that, you know, realistically, I'm probably gonna be a European guy Go play overseas and Um, just try to try to make a living that way playing professional received that once I transferred it to Paul. You know, I think Coach later for this because he instilled a lot of confidence in the end and made me realize that I could play in the NBA level. Um and just No kept kept saying that to me and kept making me believe it, And by the time I was done, and time I developed was done with the Paul I was I was ready for the MBA. He gets through that injury, and then you go to Miami and then you're actually been getting some serious menace with Miami. You had a game work. You lit it up. 20 Plus point game, right the other night light last week. What? Yeah, there was 19 saying I finished with 19. Yeah, the way I tell the story. It's 23. But you could go to 13 if you won. Yeah, it was in the first half stuff. So that was That was quite a quite a display and you take your first shot in the NBA. Does. The hoop looks smaller. Do you get nervous? Or do you just kind of like in the movie Hoosiers? You know the Rams 10 ft. Above the ground, and I can't do this. I mean, it did feel different. Um, I would say last year, you know, I played in two games of the Bulls. Um I think that was more. I was more nervous and those games now. You know, I've been with the heat and everything about the heat culture here in Miami is just kind of instilled a lot of confidence in me and they showed their that boy into me. So,.
"max truce" Discussed on WGN Radio
"You know, I've been with the heat and everything about the heat culture here in Miami is just kind of instilled a lot of confidence in me and they showed their that boy into me. So, um, I'd say no, not not right now. It's just It's just like going out and playing basketball, and that's good to know what I've been doing my whole life. Is there anybody that you've come across? And it could be within your own team now and then the heat because you've got some pretty imposing figures lurking in that organization. But it's everybody. You've been really intimidated to come across since you came to the MBA. I mean, for that matter, your teammates now with Jimmy Butler, right, So what's he like as a teammate? Well, he doesn't pass the ball to Max enough, but that's that's just me. I'm like, Give it to Max. Come on the lot all every time he throws it to me, so I can't Can't complain on that. He's one of my favorite teammates have ever been around. He's a really good dude. Great player too, But no, you can't You can't be like that in the N B. A. You can't be afraid of anybody. But Obviously, if people you've looked up to and admired when you're trying to get this level, but you can't you can't look at it is that you're afraid of them. It's just, you know, I look at it as an opportunity to go out. Um Showcase that you're just as good as them. That's the way you have to look at it. And, um, you know, that's the only way you're gonna make it this week from Hickory Hills and then Luis College and then to Paul University and briefly with the Bulls. Max truce is on the phone line. He's playing down in Miami now, but talk a little bit more about that. Who has been like what's the biggest difference between power Conference basketball is, Dave said the Big East. What's the biggest difference between Division one basketball? And the MBA. Is that the speed is it the size? How is it different? Um, I think it's the speed and then, um, just Everybody's good. Um, you know, there's everywhere, you know one through 15 on the roster. Everybody complain the MBA and everybody's super talented. So it's you can't take a night off. And, um You know you have in college. You have like the nonconference games where you know, it's like, okay, We're gonna win this game like in the N B. A. It's It's a grind every night and you know you play every night or every other night, so Um, you know, there's no break from it, and you guys are really good and everybody's trying to prove themselves. So, um, you know, we do this for a living and Um, it's different man. And you're getting a closer view than the rest of us, right? You're on the floor with these guys. Or maybe you're sitting on the bench watching it, but I'm just wondering whose skills Was most impressive to you. Who who have you watched or played with her against you and you go. Wow, That's something I'd say. You know, when I first got in the MBA. I was with the Celtics. So I was extremely impressed by Gordon Hayward. Um When I first got there, He's one of the guys that kind of wild me when I saw them play. Obviously. Now it's Jimmy and Bam. Um, those guys are unbelievable. And then just playing against guys, the other like a couple weeks ago, I thought we played against 76 years and Mean Jolan being the things he does a peon so big are extremely impressive. He's very talented and is really good. That's all clear. And then, just the other night we played Bradley Field, but it's I mean, it's night in night out, you're seeing guys that are just like unbelievable and perfecting their craft, and they're just really good at the game of basketball. What does your family say about this? This just must be a dream Come true, huh? Yeah. Yeah, They're living in it with me, You know, keep in close contact with my parents. It stinks this year. With everything going on. I can't really see him And you know it's been tough because that's really the first time I've ever been away from home. So, um, I haven't seen any of my family in about 3 3.5 months, so it's been tough for me, but Then again, you know you live in your living the life you want to live, and, um We're just here to support the whole time. So I can't thank them enough. And now they're the best in the world and that you live in it like I've gotta prove myself every night. Maybe your family's thinking this too. They want you in the game. You gotta hit those shots We want you to, you know, be back next year. I mean, what's the future for you? In the MBA, Max? Yeah. I mean, that's that's what I'm working for. I'm working to be a You know, a big time player in a high level winning team. I think I'm capable of that. You know, capable of being a starting MBA right now. You know, I'm just taking every day. On dust being grateful for the opportunity. You know, I I'll play two minutes an NBA game, right come home, and I got 15 messages on my phone, like, Oh, my God. Well, but this is my son, he goes. Look, here's Max is look at Max's line last night. You know, we live in. We live and die, and we're not even related to you were just a couple of dollars in Chicago. What were you thinking? That s O. So you do have Ah fans. They're right in Miami. There are Allowing a limited number of fans. Isn't that where they using the covert sniffing dogs? Yeah, yeah, The cove is missing dogs. Okay? It seems crazy to me. But yeah, we have a decent understands that Z only like four or 5000, I think, but I mean the feels because this playing arenas of no sands and then go into that. I mean, it feels like it's completely sold out. So it's here. It's just it's different can use that again. But it's definitely nice to get the fans back in there on do you know? Enjoy that. I got 60 seconds left. Max Truce. What's the shot? What's the play that You play over in your head right now. Something you did in a game that you went? Yes. What was that for? You Um, you know, it's just every opportunity. I get to get on the floor right now. Um, you know, I just Kind of just take every moment and try to take it all in because I really am living a dream and everything that I wanted to do in life. So, um, you know, just whenever I get my opportunity and get on the court Um, you know, just staying ready and knocking down the shot when I get in or making a defense plant. Yes. Don't living in every moment and you know, just Having a great time with us. Well, there's a lot of joy in your game when you played at DePaul, and I haven't seen that much action for you in Miami. I've been following him or on staffs and threw my son but If you like. I'll call the coach and see if we can get you. You want me to call E..
"max truce" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Nothing's balance out on an MBA stat sheet. Look in Miami started this game putrid from deep They were over 12, right. Great. They missed their 1st 12 3 point. They've got 12 threes in this game. The Nuggets have 12 threes in this game, so they're even now high right side is Michael Porter Jr Nuggets. We're going to close it out with a bucket top of the key over to Jamal Murray back over the border. Order lobster to the high post over to Yokich. We'll take a jumper Got it. And I just threw up 99 to 76 with 3 12 to go and pick. This thing is Benito. A across the time line. His gait, Vincent He gets it back on a flip back, throws it back over the Achuar down low back over to Vince. It throws in the corner, catching gold by On. Who is that? Well, that's apology. And that runner is no good. He gets knocked out of bounds. Then that'll be Miami basketball underneath. Hope you're not offended. I don't want to steal your stuff. No, man, take it all pro. Like stealing your words. I've been hearing those that bring you over for a long time. A man least market least I know about highlights. Gonna be on the award winning morning show. Yeah. Uh, Miami basketball underneath. Venture throws it the corner over the marks spruce, and he has a ball knocked out of his hands and a turnover. Loose ball comes down to Gary Harris and the Nuggets could start playing the clock game here on top to Nicola Yokich. Yokich whips in the corner to Michael Wide Open. Reed is no good and the rebound down toe Paula and traffic and he gets the outclassed outlet pass off to him gave Vincent off to a cutter. That's Max truce, and he got fouled. Now that the game's over, I'm gonna start Offering some liberties and doing some stat looking joker 21 points. 11 rebounds, another double double, but only three assists, right And in a big reason is that zone Hasn't had the opportunity in open court. Re assist is this season low by the way? By the way, not that fantasy matters in life, but it does suggest things. So the beginning of the year they Yonas. A debt to combo was the number one overall pick, according to ESPN. Sure. Number two was Nicola Yoke for in right now without question. Nicola Yokich is the number one scorer and fantasy basketball stats stuff for you, kid. Me. Three pointer by gave, Vincent is no good rebound goes out of bounds. Casey Apollo cannot save it and black coat Chunk Char will get the inbound off over the R. J. Hampton. Hampson gets it across the timeline over to seek Nashi behind him over the R. J. Hampton. Or is that Howard? I'm sorry. How back on top technology back over to Howard Howard had fake on the three right side in three pointers on the way by RJ Hampton. That one's no good rebound block. Oh, he put it back up, miss that rebound comes down and traffic. To Casey up, Holla download on a dunk with two hands there by precious Chua. Nuggets basketball the other way. Howard has it across the timeline, he stands the mid Court Circle high pick, thereby Nagy. Throws it over a Zeke Zeke drives passes. Man gets down the lane left handed layup won't go on the rebound comes in traffic to a power. He has it across the timeline with 90 seconds ago, poked away by Howard. Small down the bowl bowl bounce pass over to Howard three pointer. Yes, man. Was he a great shooter in college and Marquette? Marcus Howard, And that was smooth, Beautiful assist from Bulbul unselfish play there. He could have easily, don't it if you wanted one candy, Always one of 2 to 78 Denver Three pointer by Kelly Olynyk goes up and in one of 2 to 81. This is a hell of a road trip here or Denver. I got a couple numbers, facts and figures for you. The Nuggets will start seven and two on the road. Seven into You know what that is? Is that their best start ever in franchise history, My friends there really seven and two best start in franchise history. They've now won 10 of the last 13 ballgames. Oleynik head fakes on a 32 footer puts it on the floor. Get to the paint throws up behind them. The Max Bruce shot blocked by Bull Bull Loose Ball comes down the hall work. 40 seconds left to go. Howard for three. Yes, he's got a stroke. You can fill it. Everybody in college ball saw this. 107 81 is a scored another with their big lead of the night stutter step in a drive by Apollo And a foul on Denver and Chuckie Gun. Flaco juncture are always nice to get every player on the team in the game. Of course, the only player who's not in the game tonight, D. J. Dozier, who was out with strained hamstring. And we haven't seen Hartenstein either, right, but well. That's a good point. We have not. That's a very valid point. In fact, we haven't seen him in several games. It's weird. Free throw number one is up and in for Casey at Paulette, and when one more gave you those good numbers about the Nuggets, man, the Miami heat, they've no last seven of their last nine. Well, we're on a roll when you miss half your team. I want to happen. Comes Howard the other way. He gets down the lane throws in the corner over toe Zeke and that it's not that abounds. That'll be Denver basketball on this side difference between game and shocked right now it's 5.7 seconds. And Marcus Howard gets it in the nausea. He'll take a jumper. That one's good one on 1982 and back the other way, way. Come in Miami heat, Vincent, Hands it off the hole in the head fake and then a deep three and that was so good rebound down to bowl bowl. That'll be it. Don't even have to get it across the timeline to one, There's the horn..