20 Episode results for "Michael Porter Jr"

PICKSTAPE 11-01-2019

Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast

32:44 min | 1 year ago

PICKSTAPE 11-01-2019

"That sounds like it came from that didn't come hey I was discussing that came like you open your mouth but like all the guzzling come now when the Games one you the opening his mouth but not as throat what do you mean open your throat and he said you can only do that if you're guzzling shoe so pick state you're talking to a I don't care for collies picks because I don't give a fuck you went three night you know thousands the coli the Kurai scoring first attitude about why do I care oh tyler and third tyler yeah yeah did you see and again I'm GonNa say the camera what the Hell is going slowly zooms well first of all I don't understand these people like hey dressing up as US Halloween's like that's a fucking that's sick but come insane insane like I didn't see this Guy Punch out a tooth to make uh-huh Cimpian second not I ah tremendously accurate just like if you're gonna I told you fat I was I don't remember that and Jokic was being covered by Jackson Hayes Jackson's like seven foot to twenty into fifty to fifty holy I'm not a chance oh settled foot taller I'm not opposed seventy seven foot according yeah no yeah that's that's no chance but they always do that shit to but in outside of just bass while you got yourself out of the ding-dong whole somewhat oh my for over seven hundred and then I had two bets for over three hundred each so battle-axe car you don't have a car note nothing and then my brothers has totaled so we have one nothing else you could have got you I feel like he would sign a door panel you got five hundred bucks I gotta I let me know what you want I'll sell to Mardi Mush I'll sell it route everywhere this weekend man I a good rub and rat weekend I'm excited made ed before docking you're going to venture out you should get some of the ones Kevin's balanced and I don't I'm been really thinking about balls lately cutting rugs and shit your your balls leaking sweating up a storm sweating and then you don't want I'm not I just thinking about all white I'm just thinking about but now I know you don't think about it apparently walking lay one touches balls Jay the other day or me and Willie ask Stephen Chafee it's ass and he just he just looked off and in just a kiss his wife like that's what he's a guy just like can I get a kiss the happiest person here but that may also be some sort of defect because he's he's like a Knicks Ah yeah that's really says it all yeah but Stephen Jay that's like the same thing Nigga bucks is the exact same thing as magic bengals it's like the Knicks like there's always like oh maybe he'll come to New York we still have a good right Jesus Christ a fucking Duke might be football school you guys getting quarterbacks drafted lose there's no way you could be able to talk as much as last year like nine no one really knows who they are which like unless you're basketball fan so he has no ah Segui looks young twenty five I swear they might win the whole thing did you see jewel I've fucked Jalil Okafor I've never seen ever now he's looking trim who's playing defense that's he just lose in much better shape he looked skinnier the we'll be fine. Michael Porter Jr. looks nasty that's a problem with it's fucking flying yeah college that is a a major difference because that's what I was trying hire Ilyasova went into Oh that's GonNa have that couldn't have felt great and his cheese all juiced up right and I don't think it should I don't want that to keep up like I'm glad he's doing it and because that very cold today do not like what what cold what was the temperature of thirty well court phoenix now more or less in the morning the weather I don't like looking at the weather I'm Big Window Guy Idiot Meteorologist Fox are looking at what what are they oh wait let me say some oh it's fucking November probably going to be fifty these these guys guys doing warning warning guy yeah sounds like mush it's me out so back at me all right sal got it they're not in the shit man though the only time they are in the shit is when it's like the worship imaginable that's when they go out there and weather knowing like hell the mets tonight not GonNa rain good good amount raining cats and dogs I'm like fuck over fifty five in this game that's monsoon out the weather it but like snow everyone's like Oh they're not going to be able to pass that wasn't that was one episode he was known to the Ocean episode he logged off Yeah Right logoff boy there's a fix I don't even and it's covered and it doesn't leak into your house because as walls correct a cliff or Iraq but if you think about and how is the water not flying into shit like like the pool goes mush why I know the dock see is deep because Dalton the deep sea the Dead Sea Dead Sea Dead Sea it sounds like you got to stop talking about this because people are mad about it and you well I won't Betas terrible look for you like all right I honestly just don't understand it tyler new comer from what I see the Vision Man Yeah thank you that has worked before for one it's one oh no because they stink and speaking of them I love that I got I got something for that one what is it early this season one ten to ninety nine now we have no miles turner hey my in business this is I hear about pace those easy and justice didn't play now we're very inevitably one or the other there's no in between yeah we are we crushed that will draw L. gave him pick okay and I really liked the pick you have to take the peck yeah production room he also he likes the Mavericks moneyline really yeah I mean That I think I thought she says she actually thought about you guys actually good or you just have the names you know yeah I got they're not good but the first quarter race the twenty five points exhilarate I start slow eat up later so you're saying neither team gets the twenty five how the other day the other day when you well listen I was thousands of five stick betting on the L. 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Nightlife slow start neither I mean that's twenty a cold star man that's I bet because they're already know like the Lakers no the mayors they're not doing rooting for the under on steroids like we I only want Ed formatting don't believe me I barely know half these so confused I was like Lakers clippers that's a great game no two twelve thirty season's over because they stink make sense it doesn't it's the they're like that's how bad the kings are but even but take the under because I think you gonNa win they probably I I'm GonNa take both here actually I'm GonNa doc teasing them to like would you must by twelve somewhere around there yet so if you're if you want if you're just like I need to bet the Kings I'm taking both those I'm taking the jazz because these teams don't score these teams score points no to thirteen that the two thirteen there should be like to maybe two hundred I'd still he's got his mind the Orlando Magic go as center so as Vukovich ghosts imagine your slogan fucking teams cancel your sells itself act like well the best team in the East is four and a half slow but that is like the only line that makes sense the more we're looking at the board perfect perfect bulls game though everyone's upset with them and the pissing it's starting over twenty five Oh yeah listen within the first five minutes was like that I'm done with the Bulls I'm on all I'm on all favorites celtics the Celtics are going to win Big Probably so winning ah what you should do and then here's with me on the win by eighty-six points worth a million I mean we just beat them by what twenty three or something not like we're going to beat the next I don't I don't hate the eleven it's GonNa be a big weekend most is GonNa rub his his leaky balls all over the place in rubbed my it's crazy I don't understand I dry on dry combat on your deck like jerking off is not even a sexual act it's just maintenance is go nice creams much nice lotion and and I feel like you're like you're like beating your Dick like it owes you money say bye you're talking to well my lotions in the bathroom so my guy let why would not use something nice in about Spanish I'll get I too much learn to go be a switch hitter man you gotta learn to golf is going to have a lotion my house hotel you're not using the cheap Uses looped Jerk Oh and he thought he was the normal one look like it just gets I don't know both lotion everyone's going outside I don't know I didn't know that I mean how do you yeah when you jerk off with the with the lotion a messy ago when you put lotion it it definitely is it has to be now hits his ankles you just thinks it's the waterbirds really fucking Dick. 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B.I.G. Interview | Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets on Sweep, 2020-21 Season, and the Future

The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA

22:34 min | 3 d ago

B.I.G. Interview | Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets on Sweep, 2020-21 Season, and the Future

"Just five minutes after you wanna clock our welcome back to the whole show powered by energy or live from the collision specialist studios with me now on the first. Diminish hotline is harrison wind of dnv vr. Nuggets are nuggets insider harrison. My friend after a couple of days to digest the the sweep the nicola yokich egyptian everything that went into the season into the playoffs. Kinda just want to start picking up the pieces with you and i. I wanted to get your thoughts on nicola yokich at the aftermath of it. What was what was it like talking to him. After this. I know he beats himself up. Mrs free throws. I can't imagine he was thrilled with how everything went down. Yeah he was upset himself forgetting a decade for sure. I think you could see during the game. When he was still there. He went over to campaign and apologized. i mean. He didn't mean to hit him across the face. He said after the game he trying to take a foul take a hard foul change momentum of the game change of pace change the tone of the game and he was really going for the ball on the play. But you know the fact that that kind of wind up guy campaign in the face. under the referee's discretion that was a flagrant too. So i feel like you know in the end. He probably just lost his cool. A little bit and you know if he can have that back he what. Yeah no question about it. I mean he's done this in the past two harrison where he kind of gets into a frustrated mode and he kinda swipes guys. I for one watch that play over and over and over and over again. And what i think's interesting is people that are arguing that he wasn't strictly going for the ball. He ends up with the ball. If the crooked is elbow doesn't raise campaigns knows that's a steal and maybe a big moment for the nuggets. Right right He didn't get false. He did get the ball and the bottom line is a and i tweeted this out right. What happened if that happened to lebron james or steph curry or another one of these. Nba stars va superstars. Would they be getting a flagrant two in that situation. Definitely not. there's no way. Lebron james where he got kicked out of the game for that shooting a flagrant one. Yes like this nicole. Yoke need to rein in those emotion that times at not. Commit those really obvious take vows that are borderline. I you know really flagrant. Yes but be thrown out. I don't think so. No i i. It's hard to find a lot of people that do agree with that. Take i mean there's not many people out there that are disagree with that. Take excuse me that. Say they felt like joker should have been tossed all right the way it goes down. I mean it's such a bummer. Of a way to and i admired the fight from this group. I'll admit as a fan watching this game. The wind was completely taken out of my sails. I was it was. It was devastating. Here's this guy that i feel like does do everything right. He's a good guy. He's extremely talented. So much. fun to watch and harrison. I just feel like all season. He was disrespected by the nba. By the by the media the national media Honestly some of the superstars so to me. The end result here really took the cake and showed us the nasty side of the nba and that disrespect. Yeah and i felt a lot of feelings throughout the season and we talked about that Time seems like every week. I was coming on talking about how the mvp was disrespected. And he was and he was. That's the thing but you know. I think when we look back at this season The appreciation for what nicole yoga chibuto to grow Just how he carries his team the historic offenses not put up the first round. Win i mean heating damian lillard and cj mccollum with this team. That's nuggets had. I don't care how bad portland was defensively. I don't care how poorly coach they were. Or how lopsided portland's roster was. That was nothing short of remarkable. This nuggets team was able to beat portland without. It's starting backwards. So they'll never be able to take that away from this group and and they just ran to a team that was playing too good to oh coach and to q. Capable of taking advantage of the nuggets real weaknesses net there. You could feel that momentum. Chris paul who's been tremendous his entire career but he clicked up something and he turned it up another notch especially in that game for of course. We'll wait and see what's next for chris ball and the sons as a lot of weird news in the nba. Today your thoughts on. I want to get to that too with you by the way on the nba. But how about this. Our poll question. Today is captain hindsight here. But in retrospect was the gary harris trade off to get aaron gordon. If you could go back in time harrison and do this would you still sign off on that move absolutely absolutely one hundred percent. I do that move ten times out of ten people. Were freaking out about how erik gordon looked in that sun series and i think a lot of people are wrong and are looking at it in the wrong. By like yeah. He was really bad offensively. He was really bad. He has three in the entire son. Series defensively though. I thought he was very good. I thought he was denver's best defensive player in that series. He was good when the nuggets had him on devon booker and he was also really good defensively in the first round that the thing about aaron gordon offenses is jamal. Murray was healthy. His role would be completely different. And you saw when. Jamal murray was healthy when erik gordon i got here. How deadly the nuggets. Starting lineup looks when jamal was in there when will was in there. Michael porter jr. nicole. Yoke and gordon erik. Gordon looks great offensively. When jamal murray was healthy so i just think the murray injury through everything offensively out of whack a lot guys were out their roles guys trying to do too much simply because they had to So yes i would do that straight times out of town. It's hard to ask this next question because phoenix was so smoking hot But if jamal murray in that series do they win today at least make it much more competitive. I think the nuggets have won. The series. humor is healthy. Sure and his funny we were talking about this on. Today's dm vr nuggets podcast. But yeah people say. And i've heard this argument. Oh you know domer- he's not going to shut down chris. Paul chris paul still a pick and roll them to death. What you understand is jamal. Murray was healthy. The whole dynamics a series of their changed the whole field the series which would have changed because different would have been so good offensively. That would've changed. How phoenix adjusted. How much pressure. Phoenix was feeling on their offense of end of those four. You know what adjustments they had to make. Phoenix didn't make an adjustment. The entire siri. The biggest single justin the entire series. Because they didn't have to. If jamal murray was playing they would have had to adjust that it would have changed The whole feel the whole makeup of the entire series. I think so. Yeah i i think that could have definitely one when you look. When you're going forward now. I mean is that is that the move essentially harrison. You just you don't get too aggressive in the off season. You just obviously hope you get jamal. Murray back i mean we. We know he's going to be back at some point this season. But do you see the nuggets to looking at some weakness and sayonara. We need to go fix this problem. We need to do this or is it simply just saying no. We like our team. Once we get back we love our team head. It's so tough because you don't know right now when jamal murray is coming back i mean the average thai missed for in the nba over the last. Several years is like three hundred forty days so it's around a year. Usually i mean we know jamal. Murray like we've seen him on the court previously had to get a push to get back as soon as possible. Now you know he's not gonna be able to go until we salute cleared hill. And we come back when he's one hundred percent good but you just don't know when that's going to happen and you look at the roster right now. I think the guards that they've got to get them through a regular season monte morris stock composite. Pj does your Who people don't forget don't remember is as good as he is but those guard. I think denver would be five in the regular season and still be a top four with those guards without jamal. Murray those question. I have in the worry i have. What kind of strange is that. Put on equal yoga's during the regular season because he already had to carry such a big load without jamal. Murray and yes. You'll have michael porter. You'll have aaron. Gordon who actually was pretty good offensively in the regular season but is it gonna to put too much of a strain on nickel yokich to be the guy every single night for eighty two games i think next season not seventy you game. Eighty two games. That would be a little worrisome permit. Now no you could. You could see it. You could just see it on. His face toward the end of the season into the playoffs was starting to wear on him being the being the center of the nuggets universe here on one hundred percents so no question about how about will barton. Correct me if i'm wrong. He's got a player option. Right coming up. So do you see happening there. Does he take up that option and stick with the nuggets. The nuggets want him to be To stick with the team. I mean obviously. I loved his heart and soul in that series. He just battled so many injuries the last several years. Yeah he has some pretty revealing comments. I thought after game four. And the sense i get with will is the number one thing that he wants is just wanted and i think over the last couple of years. He hasn't felt that said of. Wont you know from the nuggets fan base who booed him in the playoffs. Couple of years ago and even from the nuggets at times with a couple of things that have happened so i i think that the thing will is going to be looking for. Ideally is a multi year contract. What's the nuggets. If he can get that from another team i think might be advantageous for him in the right situation a winning situation which can start and play a big role. Because we'll barnes thirty. He's dealt with a ton of injuries over the last couple of years. Any player in that situation would wanna lock in some long term money so if he could get a long term deal done denver. I think he would be happy about that With another team you know maybe a long term deal as well. If those things don't happen eat you fall back on a fifteen million dollar player option for next year. And if that's the case you know maybe just denver look at next year as a year where they just running back with this group from one final time. It's kind of what it feels like a few guys We'll talk about millsaps and jail and austin rivers but it does kind of feel like that when you look at their contracts and the next year that maybe they do. Run it back. I think next year is going to be so interesting. For guys. Like aaron gordon for guys like michael porter jr. because if they can both have monsters for a full season they could be looking at long term contracts with the nuggets right. Yeah for sure. And i think a lot of how. Eric gordon looks next year and a lot of how just the next season goes fair and gordon terms of his role in terms of how comfortably is and if he wants to be that fourth guy. Next to nico yoga jamal. Murray michael porter jr. long-term that's going to determine if he wants to stay in denver After next season which is under contract for and when it comes to will i mean. Look the nuggets. He'd go to them and say we're we really need your next year. We're not gonna have jamal until march april. I don't know when exactly he'll come back around. Then we're going to need you to carry a big offense of load and be a huge part of what we need you to start the two you know from opening night. It'd be that guy so yeah neck next year next year to determine a lot of things for sure. Yeah because i mean. I was thinking about porter with that max contract but that's going to such an interesting thing with the nuggets is if he listen i think he took a huge step in the regular season. He kind of had an interesting playoffs as well. He had his moments. Certainly but i know. I know nuggets brass probably wanting more out of him. So that's gonna be interesting to see if he comes out and he's lights it on fire he truly does get better ball handling and defense then i could see it happening but then the question is where. Where is that contract. Is he in the you know. In the twenties is he in the mid twenties. What would that look like. Could that be a potential gamble if he has a good year as opposed to a great year. A sign that rookie sensation up until the first day of the regular season next year so they can start negotiating on that. You know this summer. And i think they will If it was up to me. I signed michael porter jr. to a max extension And i really wouldn't think that hard about it you know like it's funny a month ago month and a half ago. Michael porter jr. looks like a star. He looks like an absolute star in the regular season. He was one of the best shooters in the nba this year. He's twenty two years old. He's about to turn twenty three. But in the regular season this guy looked like a star going to start and now the playoffs i do think was disappointing and defensively. Can i stand here and say next year in the playoffs. He's gonna look way better than he did this year in the playoffs on the defensive line for no i can't and that's really scary but i i just think the fact that he's twenty three years old the fact that he really started to mesh super well with jamal. Murray nickel yokich when those three were out on the court in march before jamal murray went down his potential feeling. I think the nuggets should maxim. I won't be surprised. They do I and they're going to need it to carry the next season to like. I was talking about earlier without jamal. Out there so I think he could be getting back. Yeah now that'd be like. I said we're gonna be must see television watching some big years some important years. Go year coming up for these guys. How about these names is firs guys. That probably won't be back millsaps. Time is done in denver right. Maybe maybe look i. I don't think it nuggets encounter. Paul millsap for twenty plus minutes a game this year or next year and he played at that twenty minutes per game level throughout the regular season. He was okay but you obviously can't count on him in the playoffs like if he wants to come back on a minimum deal and just kinda of ended his career here and not really play that much. I think that would be okay. But yeah i think the days of him being like a twenty five minute per game guy are definitely gone austin rivers. It was a great story. Of course he had the the one monster game against portland and the series could have really changed the way. That series went Do you see him coming back man. That's an interesting one. I'm going to say no. I'm gonna say no This because if you look at denver's makeup next season. I mean like i said they've got monte morris foxton positive. Pj dosier contract austin rivers. Be behind all those guys on the depth chart he'd be behind will barton at the two. I think he if he has a suitor would opt for more playing time. Potentially more money elsewhere. If i choose to how 'bout javale mcgee probably same thing. Look like i was very surprised. Nuggets at least see what they had in earlier in that phoenix series because it was effective in game for and i just i. I was very surprised that we didn't see him earlier in the series but I would love to have him back. I i would love to having back as a backup center. But if i had to say one way or another i'll say he's not here. Yeah i'm with you though. I was so shocked at not seeing javelin and then suddenly seeing a lodge veil and even more when joker goes out and that leads me to my next question. I'm not here. Obviously i think michael malone has continued to to bring this team up. He's grown up with this team. And i think it's gonna take a weird year next year for me to even go. Maybe he's not the guy however harrison you know better than i. There's a lot of fans they start anytime malone loses a game you start with the is he the right guy. He the mark jackson of the warriors and the nuggets need to go find their steve. Kerr is next year a pressure cooker type year for michael malone man there would definitely be some pressure building if the nuggets really disappointing next season and the thing is pressure could build but it might not even be his fault and sometimes that's just kind of the reality of the nba coaches do a really good job. And things happened outside their control and they take the fall for it and my prediction. That happens no way. I michael malone will be and should be the coach of this team for a long long time. I think he can have a decade run. Here in denver is well on his way to doing that. But you never know what can happen. i i'm sure just getting swept didn't sit well with a lot of people although there are like legitimate reasons why they got swept and if not anywhere close to michael malone fault if you're looking for guy suicide blamed that they could get swept but next year there will be some pressure there some pressure on a lot of people to deliver so. I'm sure it hope field. That as well all right last one for you on the nuggets. If jamal comes back in a reasonable fashion and he's he's the jamal we saw last year. Then you could you know. I think you could say all right. This nuggets teams. Get back to full force. This is what we expect. What would the expectations be for the nuggets. I mean playoffs first round. Probably the expectation now. Hey we need to take the next step in full on. We need to get to the western conference finals. Oh absolutely i mean when the nuggets got gordon when they were fully fully healthy. I thought they could easily win the championship. Michael malone thoughts at a lot of people most people in the organization. I had a chance so One jamal murray gets back and so tough to even think about what you could expect from him. Coming off and acl and going right into the playoffs. But i really think you know for the next several seasons the goal. This team is going to be a championship harrison wind of. Dnv are nuggets. Man is this not the strangest playoffs. We've seen just with everything that happened with the nuggets Obviously the lakers getting booted early now. You got injuries kawhi leonard. Chris paul's and the health and safety protocols is this. Is this up there. This got to be one of the weirdest playoffs ever definitely and you know that name of the kid like swinging on a swing set a fire burning like right behind him. That nicole yokich sombor on his fourth on that picture. That came out this morning while the rest of the nba is just crumbling harrison. Do you think it's a good idea. Bad idea to mess with nicola oak brothers probably wanted to work made in your life. What's their story. I got to know their story. What do they do man. Tell me what what do we know about. Those guys Well the middle one. Pneumonia was an enemy fighter or an amateur. I made for short for a short time. I don't know if he's still is a couple of years ago. He had his first fight and he knocked out his opponent in my ten seconds. The older ones drouhin. Ah the really big guys. Six eight three hundred guy. That's the guy that like. i don't ever want to lock. I feel like if i were to lock is listen you would have. You would immediately think like. I'm try like get something started. He just got like laser. Lock on devon booker died in that one video devon booker. You having nightmares right now. Are you calling extra security. i. I'd be a little worried. Devon booker can get the sons in four guys to go up again. love it man harrison. Always appreciate you man. Love your stuff any. What are you working on that. We can check out in the next couple days. Have a lot of Offseason content coming up so yeah just keep it locked to the dnv dot com a lot of stuff coming out this week and next time and i love it always appreciate your time. We'll catch up with you next week. Wind dvr nuggets Man and a fighter and a six eight three hundred pound dude yeah. I'm a farm devon booker. I'm never ever message if anybody in the nba. Never messing with nicole yokich again. Sorry but it's not happening again. Not say joker can't he probably could but when you got two brothers like that okay. I think i'll pass on any kind of trash talk all right. We're going to take a short break. Well more on the broncos situation drew lock is he making a quick little comeback here in the in minicamp. We're going to see if we can catch zak stevens later on the show. It's the whole show powered by pd energy. We'll be right back. Where live from the auto collision specialist. Students don't forget. I still have some pro rodeo tickets to give away to for monday. June twenty eighth. So we'll have that for you as well. We'll be right back. You're listening to the hall's show powered by pdc energy and thirteen ten kfi k. Brady will be back after the break.

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B.I.G. Interview | Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports on Nuggets Road Trip

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16:39 min | 5 months ago

B.I.G. Interview | Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports on Nuggets Road Trip

"Chris kelly lyles with the fort collins. Colorado your csu insider on the whole show on thirteen ten kfi minutes after the hour. Welcome back to the show the whole show and were powered by pd energy. Joining us now. On our i advantage hotline chris dempsey of altitude. Tv nice win for the nuggets the other night against oklahoma city. Chris i hate say must wins. I kind of said it already but that was when you gotta feel like really needed a win with this five game road stretch coming up. Yeah you wanna you wanna start taking care of the games that You know that are gonna put you in position to be able to absorb some some performances that You're not going to be proud of in the future and what. The nuggets hatton done was a lot of that. So you know their their record was under five hundred and the net five hundred and under five hundred and so You know you need that foundation stuff to start into victories. And your good habits that you create on the court to start manifesting itself into A successful quarters have and then games. And i thought it was important For them to be able to put together a performance like that and continue to build to get to being the team. They want to be And you're right. I mean. I mean this road trip. It's not easy all right off the top. You have back to back games against the phoenix suns and Obviously you're phoenix has been pretty good to start the season chris dempsey joining us from altitude the big question. Everybody's wanting to know. Chris michael porter jr. Can we expect him to can expect on the road trip. Can we expect him tomorrow night. Yeah so michael malone said to the media today was that he He's not sure he hopes to hope that michael porter at some point during this road trip so he so mpg has been upgraded to questionable But apparently there's still a battery of tests that have to be done And then after that. Michael malone mentioned conditioning exam that has to be done And just there's a bunch of other stuff that he Didn't know every single detail to before. Michael porter jr. could get back on the court. I think if i'm reading between the lines if i'm reading the tea leaves. I think that we will absolutely see michael porter junior on this road trip. It's just the question is will that be tomorrow or saturday right in those these first two games. I'm not super sure. But but i did before. This road trip is out. We'll see him and they'll need them. You know they. They need some extra scoring a pop obviously and he's the third leading score on the team. So you need that kind of guy back in your lineup. Chris is there. It's a complicated question. But is there more going on as their frustration with mpg. Obviously he got cova. Did and you know that's one thing but even before the contact tracing it did seem like malone. A couple of questions were asked early about mpg. He didn't really want to answer those questions that get it was coming off of. I think the mavericks loss and then my brain starts working going back to the bubble porter said a few things about how to run certain plays blah blah blah. Everything's good there. Are we good or my malone quarter. Good yeah i think so I think the situation is really unfortunate. I mean if you're talking about looking across the nba michael. Puerto juniors case is an individual player has been the longest case. the player has been out for For you know health and safety protocols So far this season and so. I'm sure there's a little you know frustration with the fact that he's just been gone for so long. I mean it's been ten games already. 'cause we last seen him But from the standpoint of You know anything else. Going on no now They they recognize that they need them. They wanna mike malone really has repeatedly expressed The that he really wants him back in the lineup and So i i think that once he's back he'll be back and you know they'll try to get right back to what they were trying to him in the first place which is get him in the starting lineup. I'm getting you know comfortable alongside those other. Four guys who have so worked so well together In the starting lineup and obviously reap the rewards of any You know points and rebounding production. That michael porter gives you chris. You've you've followed so much basketball so much nuggets basketball in your career. How do you get a guy like porter now. We know offensively gifted and rebounding the basketball. He's gifted but how do you get a guy ultimately when you get him back out there to play better defense because there are bad defensive players in the nba. it's not necessarily for lack of trying porter. Just oftentimes look so lost out there when it comes to the defensive side. Yeah and i think for him. It's just a repetition thing like he's going to have to be out there. All the time and and the coaching staff will have to obviously stay on them in terms of you know possessions or quarters or whatever where he might be not going full speed or might not understand exactly what is being asked of him within the defensive system At that point in time and so you know that'll be for the. You know the coaching staff and quite frankly for his teammates to just say hey. You should be over here you know. We saw mason plumlee do that Quite often with michael porter. Jr. say on the defense events. You need to be right here. You need to be paying attention to this here mean. Just helping him stay in the right spots more often than not and so You know i think. His teammates have to hold them accountable. The coaches obviously certainly mike malone you know certainly will hold them accountable on the defensive end and then michael porter has to hold himself accountable and understand that if he becomes a huge liability on the defensive end That you know they might turn back to little barton in the starting lineup and say hey you know what we know what he's able to do and then we'll have the scoring punch of michael puerto off the bench. And so i think for michael porter. He's got a you know under you know look at this from his own standpoint and say okay well you know okay. Now that i've got this starting job keep it especially when you have a player who has been the starter In plays really well on the defensive end for them so yeah i think all those things have to be true for michael porter and then obviously you have to be on the court repeatedly just going through all these situations To be able to ultimately get better. And i think he'll he'll get every opportunity To prove that he continues to to that he can continue to improve on the defensive side. Chris what's going on with jamal murray That elbow. I know he's talked about it and he's got some inconsistencies in the past but there just seems to be something off with him especially the last few games i really do. Think if elbow in this case You know you're right. I mean he's probably talked about elbow injury a more and more in depth than maybe any other injury he's ever had in his young career steel in the nba. And i think if it's resonating with him that much this is it's an issue that he's gonna have to really deal with that elbow. Probably pretty painful. I mean if if if jamal murray who played You know his first full season through a sports hernia is. Is you know remarking about how difficult it is to get through this elbow issue than it really is definitely painful and it's right at the wrong it's on the wrong or you know the shooting arm so so You know he had a couple of games ago. He had this big first-half twenty four twenty six points in the first half and then in the second half he was something like two for ten. And i just got to believe that once you get warmed up and if and if you can avoid big hits to it then okay then he feels fine but now you go into a half time. It gets cold to get stiff now. You've got to ramp it right back up again and maybe we'll start to see well that might be a regular occurrence with some of these uneven halves of especially when the first half has really good in the second half as a little more suspect with him while that elbow just has time to heal which is obviously harder when you're using it all the time and it's getting hit and he's hitting the floor so i think we're just end for this for a while and you know He'll he'll work through it and do his best but Boy it's i. I think this is just where we're going to be in the for the foreseeable future with with jamal. Murray and chris. It's it's hard to. Because even and i've talked about this even when jamal's not giving you the crazy thirty six point nights i mean he's still. He's still valuable player to your team. So it's hard for mike malloy to say we're going to shut you down for a week or two especially when you're sitting at seven and seven now every game becomes pretty darn important so probably don't we. We're not going to see anything like that right. Were you do not hate to call it load management because this would actually be for an injury but doubtful. We would see anything like that right. Yeah i i think this. Avoid it right now. Michael malone did speak to this a couple of zooms ago where he did say that. It was difficult especially given the start that the nuggets got off to. You know not being the greatest start Record wise That he needed jamal. Murray on the basketball court to help them win games and if he found areas within game or within stretches of the season that he could sit him or could he would definitely try. I think we did see him. Absolutely do that In the nuggets last game When in the second half. And i mean i think jamal murray may play twenty minutes in that game total So you know you blow out a team you get your memory right off the court and get him a chance to get some extra moments to heal or just a not. Have that elbow be hit or being used in that manner a lot. So i think he's just gonna try to find spaces within games to do that Or you know the the the nuggets are coming up on a stretch where it's three games and four nights and you know. Does he play all three games in the four nights does he take the second of the to against phoenix off. And we bring him back. You know two nights later. We'll see i mean. I think this is just kind of a fluid situation if the nuggets start winning a bunch of games though and now you can feel a little bit come about you're standing in the standings and your record overall and how the teams playing you might see him. Take a few more chances with that as well but while the nuggets are trying to get their feet under them at a team. I think they're gonna want jamal. Murray out there more often than not quite frankly. Jamal murray said he wants to be out there so You know with those forces being at work. We'll still see him. I out there. And maybe not as much of the load management stuff and this is why you know whether you end up resting internet which again it sounds like no you. You need so many different guys to to step up. Obviously we're seeing joker put together ridiculous numbers. But you're you're going to need to see this. Reemergence of gary harris the depth the bench being able to come and provide you know if you can see games like you saw against the thunder. Everybody's getting in the mix and that game But you're going to need a lot of that. Chris and talked about the to start the show or the segment with mpg. Pj you're gonna need those points to come in at least while murray maybe do peel back a few minutes Especially if you can get some leads but you're basically going to need a few guys to step up and make up for it. That's a really good point. You know if you're getting scoring from a guy like mp j you know that maybe can take some pressure off of jamal in that area. And so yeah. I mean that's a it's a big deal and then also getting mp j. back. You know the nuggets still have this one issue that they're going to have to work through It's gonna probably take the remainder of the first half of the season and into the second half which is what they're what other rotations look like when michael porter when everybody's healthy what does that look like like. We know what it is right now with. 'em pj out and you know that second unit really being green. Moore's composite hartenstein And and Dosier but okay so now. You're playing ten players. Michael porter makes it eleven. So who is coming in and out of those lineups. now how do those rotations work with michael porter. They were just barely scratching the surface of beginning to figure that kind of stuff out. And they really you know. Michael porter was playing at a time jamaica. Green wasn't so they haven't they haven't had those two guys actually on the court in the roster in the roster at the same time at any point this season so it's you know there's another layer of stuff that they have to get through when mpg comes back. No you're exactly right. That's a great point about your michael green because we're all it seems like every game we're seeing him Just get better and better more chris. At this point. I might do this every week. The mvp watch because we we we haven't had we've had this conversation often and when you're talking about the denver nuggets in their history Nicola yokich still average in that triple double is it. Is it realistic to say he might be the. Mvp this year. Yeah it is. Yes it is. I mean you know his. You know his effect on winning and on this. Think about think of this wasn't a coke wasn't getting off to this kind of start and the you know like that's scary to think about because you know. Obviously the nuggets have started the season slowly. But if they haven't had what they've gotten from nicola yoga's this much worse situation right now than what they're in right then they find themselves in and yeah. I mean nicola yokich the what. He's doing every single night like every single night. I mean. that's not even a question as to whether he's gonna score or not. I mean he goes out puts up a bunch of points. A bunch of rebounds get a ton of assists and puts the nuggets at least in a position to win every single night if if not winning those games and so at as the nuggets get better his prospects will get better too. You're talking about the the eliminating factor right now if you if you talk to people nationally him. Yeah he's having a great start but the nuggets aren't winning a ton of games and so that's the piece that's going to have to change for him to necessarily be bona fide. Top three candidate right now but Certainly from the production standpoint and what he means this basketball team Yeah yeah. I mean i. It is realistic. It's legit He'll he will ultimately be on the shortlist we've seen him there before And you know. All he's got do is keep doing this. The with the winds will come when the winds come he'll rise nationally that That conversation as well big test coming up like you said phoenix on friday and saturday then at dallas. Then it miami than it san antonio so if if the nuggets can come out of this Okay maybe they can get their season back on track and then we. We are rampant up that conversation about joker even more. Chris always appreciate you may. Hey what What time do you are you altitude tomorrow or is it saturday with guys. Yeah it's both days So altitude tomorrow. I think it's also any. Espn game tomorrow to so everybody should be able to see the game. No matter what platform watching that on So it's Yeah tomorrow we'll be there. I'll be in studio. I'll be in studio on saturday to for back And our coverage tomorrow believe starts at six pm with the pre-game show Then the phoenix suns. We'll see him twice in That should be a lot of fun man. But we'll see what happens chris. Appreciation has always. And we'll catch up with you next week. All right. we'll talk to you. All right chris. Mc of altitude tv ad phoenix tomorrow night and then add phoenix again on saturday. So see they get off to a great start. Thirty five minutes after the hour colfax. Let's go ahead. Let's register somebody. I'm and i'm gonna take caller number eight on our. I advantage hotline caller number. Eight year in you call our hotline now. Be caller eight. You're in the madden challenge february. Sixth we're gonna be setting up with. 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"Southern colorado never stops neither do we. This is no co now presented by the shanin agency. Here's tanner swint our number. Two coming your way. No co now presented by the jeanine agencies. Been a good show. Thanks robin for joining us from livestock. Change in that first hour That podcast going up here. In just a matter of moments i know ryan kelly's doing the work back there as he always does. Thanks for being with us. Let's reset here our number two. What are we have coming up. We'll get sports here in just a moment comment lawmakers playing games with us. I'm not a big fan of it. Read this article this morning Pretty upset about this. Actually so Will discuss that then. Kevin schaefer with colorado preps network will be joining us as well. We'll preview some of those teams in northern colorado some of those northern colorado basketball teams that will be Will be well for lack of a better term pretty dominant this year. What's up with kevin about that coming up our poll question up on facebook at noko now. Do you believe that That high school athletes school basketball players to be specific should be forced to Where a mask. Throughout part of the reason that i wanted to go here is that some updates are being provided hockey players will not be forced to wear a mask while they're playing That's i don't know i'll be honest. I've never played hockey. So i don't know enough about it to know about The breathing and and how you know how that works. I think that that would be incredibly difficult to do. And and especially With some of the other difficulties the key finding that puck has to be hard enough. He throw a mask in there. And if it slides upper whatever So so hockey's not being required to do it. Cheer is not going to be required to do it while they're outperforming which i don't understand either because i i thought it was like ok. Close contact you're going to be that's why you're gonna make them wear it but if cheers going to be doing it and going to be able to perform without a mask on the only difference there. I guess that i could see is that. It's going to be two teams intermingling while you're playing basketball. Cheer is just the same team so it's people. They've been surrounded by comment on a facebook. Pay facebook page at noko. Now drop us attacks on our cave creek text line nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one two to be a part of the conversation today a tex k. k. To that number and you will be set up and ready to go or you can do the old fashioned way call us. Nine seven zero three five three thirteen ten Let's get into what happened in the world of sports last night. The denver nuggets. This team is the best bad team or the or the the. yeah maybe. that's the way. Put the best bad team in basketball deidra up last night to the brooklyn nets without kyrie irving the nets were out but kevin durant goes on for thirty four points. Here's my issue with what we saw from the denver nuggets Is that they were up. Sixteen at the half and ended up losing by six. That is just one hell of a swing and in fact they made up for this score thirty five in the first quarter thirty five in the second quarter twenty and twenty six respectively in the third and fourth through the denver nuggets on the road in brooklyn they came out and and play lights out in that first half which The only argument that you normally see about is well. You know the end of a road series It's a road game. They're they're tired. They want to but denver came out and was the one pushing. The pace early were reliably. They really had control over everything early on then. The brooklyn nets just went off in the second-half kevin durant at thirty four points. Thirteen says and nine rebounds What i saw in this one. And and i think that you'll hear brady whole talk about as well as then nicol. Yokich got passive. He really did. He came out early scored early on in this game. Put up a bunch of points. And then all of a sudden he started looking for everybody else and he didn't even have that thought processes of okay. I'm it's time to score the other. Ugly part of this game was jamal. Murray jamal murray looked atrocious early in this one he got it going later on in the game but every time he touched the ball. Jamal murray was making some sort of a mistake. His plus minus which is indicative of a lot of things of how the game went well. The starters we're all minus other than paul millsap but jamal murray minus twelve will pardon minus thirteen. Those are the worst plus minus The worst on the team it was bad. it was ugly. The coaching staff Din look like they were real interested in trying to stop the the bleeding. At one point it was a Twenty nine two. Four run for brooklyn nets. They called timeout halfway through. Nothing changed on the other side for the denver nuggets and then they never called another time out the rest of the night her. Excuse me for the rest of that run and that's windy. The lead just completely went away so the nuggets fall to five and six their fourth in the northwest division. They do take on the golden state warriors tomorrow. Night at eight pm on tnt That's where you can watch that game again. Eight o'clock tip off against the golden state warriors tomorrow night. Let's stick with the denver. Nuggets rally michael porter jr. one of the One of the key pieces that you thought okay of denver is going to take that next step. It's all going to be. Because of michael porter jr. will he has not been anywhere near the facility last night. Finally michael malone acknowledge that michael porter juniors absence from the team. It's because he's had the corona virus He quote from long well. It would be nice if we were fully healthy. Said we were without starters tonight. no gary harris. No michael porter have been hold this whole year to michael greene was out early. Michael porter has been out with. Kobe and gary was not here due to personal reasons. I think that's one thing that will help us. Porter's twenty two years old. he's missed. The game missed the path. Seven games won the league's health and safety protocol. He last played on december. Twenty ninth at sacramento. He hit thirty points. Ten rebounds in the nuggets loss starting forward went into a seven day quarantine as a result of contact tracing on december thirty first. He's respected expected to return against dallas on january seventh before he was ruled out due to health and safety protocols but hold on a second december twenty ninth it's january thirteenth. Don't understand. I don't understand one bit. This has been one that i feel like. There's been more going on behind the scenes than what has been said and now they felt the pressure from local media outlets and had to say something. So this is what they went with. They went with the idea that he's been out because of these reasons. And maybe i'm wrong but It just it feels like there's something else going on there that we have not been told about. But the denver nuggets their slide continues on and five and six Now not they keep losing five of them. They been over five hundred all year long. It's a scary thought talking and staying with the nba but we switch over to james harden. This was james harden was the player who was allegedly gonna be shopped around the denver nuggets. Maybe had some interest in him. Early on this Well he came out with some remarks last night. That kind of had Some people Really in disbelief. Disgruntled disgruntled superstar. James harden said the houston rockets are quote. Just not good enough after the team. Second consecutive blowout loss to the los angeles lakers on tuesday night adding. That doesn't believe the team can improve enough to be a contender. I love a city. I literally have done everything that i can harden said after the rockets one seventeen one hundred loss. I mean this situation. it's crazy. it's something that i don't think can be fixed. It's the closest harden has come to going public with the trade demand that sources said he made during the season. So where does this leave People potential suitors. Well i don't really know if you want somebody like that on your team. He continued on. We're not even close honestly to that team. Obviously the defending champions and all the other league teams out there hard and said i mean you can tell the difference in these last two games. Were just not good enough. Chemistry talent. Wise just everything. I think it was clear. The last two games They made a trade traded russell. Westbrook in the in the post in the off season This past year thought that that might change something. it did not change anything so Could denver nuggets emerge. The nuggets are sliding right now. Could they emerged the potential suitor for james harden. And could that. Be coming down the pipeline. We'll have to see what happens but when superstar like this makes comments Like he did last night normally. It's it's inevitable especially in the nba. That something is going to happen. Going to be a change working through the sports world Last story here. It's a little interesting Video has come out now that appears to show former. Us olympic gold medalist clete keller in the us capitol riot that the click keller was a two time olympic swimming. Gold medallist was apparently among the writers. Who stormed the us capital last week. According to video footage the video appears to show keller massless and donning team. Usa jacket during the riot chorus part of the swim team in two thousand two thousand four and two thousand eight olympics anchoring the four by two freestyle in two thousand four athens he notably held off. Australia's ian thorpe to help his team. Which featured. Michael phelps win gold Spokesperson for usa swimming reach may is being could neither confirm nor deny that it is keller seen in the video which was first reported by swimming. News site swim swam So that was an interesting story that came out for the us gold medallist inside of the capital riots. Not just a protest. Because if he was just there that wouldn't be newsworthy. But inside as part of the riots side note also saw that chuck. Norris had to come out and say no. I wasn't there either. Because people bought chuck norris was there and to be honest with chuck. Norris was there they probably would have taken the capital right chuck. Norris has to be eighty something years old and look appel check nurses for me but if trick doors was there they probably would have taken over the capital noko now presented by the jeanine agencies are poll question up on our facebook page right now at nocona facebook page. Do you believe that high school athletes should be forced to wear a mask while they play. Not just on the sideline night. Anything like that while they play. Do you believe that they should be forced to wear a mask. This is a rule and a guide. I put in place by cdph. She and chassis going forward And it's one that's drawn big controversy so comment their texts. Kfi two nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one to be a part of the conversation today ryan. How old is chuck. Norris chuck norris eighty years old eighty right on the dot nailed it. I thought he was getting up there in age but even at eighty i feel like chuck norris probably could help if they were going to try and take the capital ten seventeen the time. Let's take a break when we come back on the other side Get into this this little game. The colorado lawmakers are playing right now with the people of colorado. It's no now presented by the j. ninety agencies on northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi northern colorado's voice is thirteen ten kfi k. Tanner we'll be back after the break. It's a party. Northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. The block party wednesdays from four to ten pm. Ten twenty two time the snow cone. Now i m tanner schwendt ryan kelly during the production work where in the ondo collision specialist studios everybody. There is having a great start to their week Quick programming reminder of the block. Party coming your way this afternoon. Starting at four o'clock with clark johnson preps amid week. He'll talk about The university bulldogs basketball team. Bobby irvine and company will be joining the show at four o'clock Then five o'clock. It'll be the nerd. Show then at six brutal. We'll be live on remote tonight. We're going to be over at grimm. Brothers brew house in loveland. So i if you wanna come by for a pint feel free But make sure if you're going to do that Probably need to call and make a reservation over there. Only twenty five percent indoor dining That they can do right now at the moment and with that wind that we talked about earlier Outdoor dining may not be so pleasant coming up tonight Noko now again. A poll question today is the Sh should basketball players high school basketball players before to wear masks. Poll question up at no. So i've been mentioning here That it feels like colorado lawmakers are playing a game while that game. I would call elitism as we came out a piece from the colorado sun came out just earlier this week that colorado lawmakers we'll get access to covid nineteen vaccine of thousands in others of others and second phase. This this plan new was going to. You knew it was gonna probably happen but with the rollout being as difficult as it has been already. This just looks really bad in my opinion for these lawmakers to jump in front of all of these people they are. They're gonna have access to kobe. Nineteen vaccine for the twenty twenty lawmaking term. It begins wednesday. Then they go back into a recess for a while but they moved themselves up into these second inoculation phase. A house speaker at garnett democrat out of denver confirmed that members of the general assembly are being prioritised. Legislators are expected to receive two doses of vaccine by february sixteenth when the lawmaking term is expected to begin in earnest about two weeks before when the state is hoping to have vaccinated a majority of colorado's who are seventy and older. So they're putting themselves way ahead of of people who are would die or dying from this virus. And i just i. I've got an issue. This senate majority leader steve. Berg boulder democrats said monday. I don't think we were jumping the line by no means. Are we taking vaccines. Take away from others. That absolutely need it more than us. But i think it's important for the continuity of our state government that the legislature is able to meet as the constitution requires but you are jumping in line first of all secondly you are taking vaccines away from others. That absolutely needed this seventy and up. Hell even sixty five and up absolutely need this. And you're jumping line and taking away vaccines that have been slow to be rolled out for. Everybody rolled out for the the common person. Not all support. The plan senator. Paul a lundin's a monument republican said he will refuse to get the vaccine ahead of instead. He will wait for win. He would have received the inoculation if he weren't ilam acre. The quote from the sixty one year old said. I'm not going to cut in line in front of other people who are more at risk. This picture this In terms of the rhetoric. That's going on in our in in politics right now. You have blatantly jumping in line. There plainly jumping lineup people to get this vaccine one says no the democrats say no. We're not republicans. Say yes we are. It's black and white. I don't even know for speaking the same language anymore. It's it's it's there's only one clear answer to this on in my opinion but In late december police shoveled colorado's vaccine distribution plan to move state legislators and other essential government workers into phase one be putting them behind frontline healthcare workers who interact with covid nineteen patients on a daily basis as well as nursing home residents and staff the second phase now also includes colorado older than seventy teachers healthcare workers with less direct contact with coronavirus patients. First responders essential workers and some journalist but state health officials have recommended that people over seventy first responders in healthcare workers get vaccinated before others in the one b group more than one point three million people one point three million people or nearly a quarter of the state's population are part of this face. There's one hundred. Legislators there are a whole lot of people in colorado. That are over seventy so. I think it's just simply it's going to take a while to get through that population fienberg said colorado lawmakers planning to start the session this week but only meet for three days to handle a handful of bills before taking a prolonged recess to february sixteenth. Doesn't it doesn't it. Just piss you off reading about this. So now they're jumping ahead to take these vaccines. They're giving themselves up prolonged recess until february sixteenth when the bulk of the lawmaking is expected to resume. The hope is the coronavirus cases in colorado have decreased by that they're decreasing now. Were opening things up now. What's the difference. Why why is it a different game. It's not just different standard. They're playing a different game. And it's infuriating to sit and watch it unfold representative diana s car. The house majority leader so the schedule is based on advice from public. Health officials who were worried about rising case counts from new year's eve celebrations and the holidays. Guess what they're not going up the tran that we thought we were. Seeing is been reversed cases are going back down. Do you know why the number of cases went up because the number of tests that went out went up because the numbers were skewed a little bit by holiday travel. Sure i'll give you that. But that's done it's that. Little blip had a lot of people really worried one in which the hospitalizations never went up. And if they do go up it will be by. Miniscule numbers were trending down so this rhetoric you can take them throw it in the garbage house. Republican leader hugh mckean said. He contacted his doctor. Ask whether he should get the vaccine ahead of the session. Given the potential for exposure in the capital if it's necessary mccain said he quote would rather the people who need it more than me. Take it i advise to my members has been. They need to consult what their physician and determine what their risk level is. The loveland lawmaker said monday. And if they want to take advantage of the vaccine or it's really up to them. Sage nominee spokesman for republicans in the colorado senate so the caucus was not consulted about making the vaccine available to lawmakers. So not only are we. We have terrible rhetoric when we do talk but apparently sometimes you know the left and the right. Don't even talk. The decision to be offered. The vaccine was not our caucuses choice nor were. We asked for of our opinion before the decision was made he said in a written save it. Our members have been encouraged to speak to their doctors and come to their own private medical decision. The vaccine is also being offered to credential journalists who regularly cover the colorado legislature including to colorado sun reporters. They had to put that in there. as a disclaimer. But i don't understand it. They're playing a game right now. That that i hate to be completely honest and i. It's just been fan not a fan what's going on there at all So anyways i'll leave it at that. That's one that. I could go on for a while about and and i think that's pretty blatantly obvious about it. Ten thirty one the time when we come back on the other side we'll talk with kevin schafer caught a prep Colorado preps network. He'll be joining us To discuss some of the teams in northern colorado to keep an eye on well as what is in store is this mask mandate gonna stay. It's nocona now presented by the agencies. Let's get to the bottom of the hour news and weather center here mornings with gail weekdays. Six to nine and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi k again on ten thirty seven. That's wednesday morning. Thanks for being with us. No cone out about jeanine agencies live from the collusion specialist studios. I am tanner. Schwendt our poll question today and so far it's been well. It's been unanimous to be quite frank. We've got a lot of response and everybody's saying that. They do not believe that high school basketball players should be forced to wear these masks while they play If you want to chime in our facebook pages at nocona leave comet there or text. The cave tech's at nine seven zero four seven eight thirteen zero one joining us now. Up on the hotline is kevin schaefer with colorado perhaps network. Kevin thank you so much for taking some time. Hey appreciate a tanner. Always good to talk to you in. My vote is no. I haven't been on your poll yet. But i would go with no on that to keep it unanimous. I kind of figured that was going to be the case. Kevin and with seems to be growing momentum behind trying to get this changed But not a whole lot of time to do it and and we talked last week. And i think you said that you didn't believe that it would be getting changed Do you still feel that way. I'm kind of fifty fifty on that. I hope as we move closer To the actual start date maybe not by practice on the eighteenth when it can officially start but maybe hopefully by the games The following week which can get underway on the twenty fifth at monday. I'm hoping that maybe we will. Reverse course. I received a nice letter from gentleman across the state that wants to remain anonymous. He's been sending it every day to the governor's office and also the state department of health. Comparing why hockey players don't have to wear masks and why basketball players have to He it's real. It's real informative. Has some great point. Some valid points in We posted it on our colorado preps facebook page about ten minutes ago. Again it's anonymous but I think it's a good idea. That's what we need to do is make a push to the health department and try to say. Hey look this isn't healthy for our kids and hopefully it would get through but This gentleman obviously has not had a response. And that's what's disappointing. You would think somebody in the governor's office or somebody in the health department would take five minutes to reply to that email and say here's why we made our decision but he has not received anything other than a auto reply. Thanks we've received your message and the difference. You you mentioned hockey. That was one that i talked about as well Cheer they're going to be able to take their mask off when they compete as well But but it it just seems like it's it's a different standard for for what is to be completely honest. The most popular sport to be set to be played in season be. Yes and and comparing cheer to basketball. I think the reasoning there is is They have kind of like a fifteen minute exposure. That cheer routine is a minute and a half two minutes three minutes long. So they're not out there facing each other. You know for a full fifteen minutes. That timeframe is where basketball. they feel. They are hockey in some cases. You'll get that interaction because even though they rotate players all over the place in hockey. You're still on the ice fifteen seventeen eighteen minutes of the fifty one minutes. They play so that argument doesn't carry into hockey another decision. That's different between basketball and hockey. Is the bench situation. There's not a hockey rink in colorado where it's played that you can separate the reserves on the bench so they're going to be pushed together. Those fourteen kids that aren't on the ice at the time they're going to be setting together shoulder to shoulder wearing basketball. We're forced to Separate six feet on the benches so again. There's another inconsistency between sports that Again people have trouble getting their head around if you will on why one sport can do. Something and another sport can't consistency. Is the real reason that that people have questions. And and you mentioned this. And i love this and i've been saying the same thing. Show us the science. You say the science. Where is it because You shared a couple of articles with me Before coming on air kevin about some studies that are done saying that really high school. Athletics haven't been shown to spread corona virus. We don't have the actual numbers in front of me but wisconsin. Their headline says high school. Sports have not spread the corona virus michigan. It said something like ninety nine point. Six percent of the tests on high school students came away. Negative so again. That's very minute number of kids. That are testing positive for the coronavirus. At least in michigan. I also thought an interesting situation occurred tanner down in arizona over the past seven days last week. I believe it happened after we visited that the state decided the state organization. Said we're not gonna play winter sports. Where cancelling in their situation it would have been basketball wrestling soccer They also play in the winter. There boy soccer that is and they said. We're not gonna play. We're cancelling the entire season then into basketball situation. The coaches the arizona coaches association stepped up and said we're going to go ahead and play. We can find facilities. We can keep the schedules intact. Will figure out the postseason as we work along and they were going to go ahead and play and suddenly intercollegiate. athletic association. Got together again yesterday. And the vote was reversed. And now we're going to play winter sports in arizona so i think that's a situation that shows that if people would take it into their own hands. Maybe we'd get some different situations well and as we confuse conversation here with kevin schafer colorado preps network Joining us of the things. That i've had this conversation. Eight open the eyes of a lot of people about the club environment. That's going on and we saw that with football. You know there. There was talk of at least here in northern colorado getting a northern colorado football league together in having a club league clubs season. And and that's that's open. This is opening some is to some some different athletic opportunities. That actually happened on a very small scale on the six-man level you had four teams in northeast colorado on the football Situation tanner that got together and they formed their own town teams if you will for lack of a better name and they would get together at prairie high school in raymer colorado out in the sticks but you had a team. I think from briggs. Dale prairie and pony had a team together. Pete's was there and then north park up in walden and they would get together every friday and play a doubleheader and they did that for two or three weeks before the actual season was resumed and We got underway with quote unquote official high school sports. So there was some rumblings about that together. The problem is insurance equipment. You can't use equipment from the school so the kids had to pay for their own equipment. But football's a different animal. There's really not an official club component that that works alongside the high school sports. Almost every other sport in the state has a club component and it would be much easier basketball volleyball. You name it lacrosse. Soccer to move away from high school sports into club. And that's my concern club. Plays a role. I will never say we don't need clubs sports because it gives kids opportunities to improve to get better and get noticed to play on the next level. I will never say that. But there's also nothing like playing for your hometown team winning a league championship a regional tournament or a state championship for your community or your school. So i'm concerned the more we deal with these issues with kobe that we're going to let club take more of an impact and high school. Sports were become less and less important At locations across the state well that was actually going to be my follow up question that but i mean we're gonna see this landscape of everything not just high school athletic. Everything's gonna look a whole hell of lot different going forward after covid. Nineteen but high school. Athletics will look different as well. And that club scene. Look i expect that we will see some sort of a club. Football league put together at some point after everyone kind of get their is open to that possibility of saying we can do this club basketball and volleyball. We've seen grow exponentially as well but i will. I will say that i- i- chasa recognize this. If they do not then it will be a big mistake on their end and they have to understand that there are other options. And that's it's a good thing that these other options. But i do agree with you saying meaning that high school. Athletics should still rain king. Yeah i agree 'cause Again a lot of these kids out in the sticks. Don't have the club opportunities that you do in denver or northern colorado where colorado springs region Where they have many more options out in the sticks after drive thirty five sixty miles just to play for high school let alone club which would take longer. But that's why. I brought up the arizona case. A little bit tanner. That should be an eye opener for a lot of state organizations around the state and understanding their role Oh there's a i highly. I put a link again on our facebook page to that story their last two or three paragraphs. There's a coach there. That says i think we realized that we can can proceed with high school activities without the aa. Which is the result athletic associated inter scholastic association. There in that state are chas if you will He says we prove that we can move along without them. And so. I think that's why that's an eye opener around this Country that if a group gets together and says we don't need you. My guess is that will change a lot of decisions on whether or not we play sports. My hope is though tanner. Let's get to the summer. Hopefully this maxine takes effect and hopefully by next fall. We are at normal. When it comes to sports we can start football on time volleyball on time. And there's no restrictions and we go back to the way it was in twenty nineteen man. Doesn't that sound nice. Kevin james shaver colored oppress network. And who would have thought that Something as simple as having a a set schedule sounds so nice but as it sits now kevin. We're we're planning on basketball taking place with or without mass like you mentioned practice starting on the eighteenth games being able to start on the twenty fifth northern colorado man they we. They've had some some top tier teams and in the last couple of years would expect some teams on the boys and girls basketball side to kind of take off here in this year. Well i'll tell you what channel it's hard to do research at this point. Because you don't know full schedules. I mean we've tried to collect what we can from schools trying to follow it on max preps in. It's hard because we're working on our third or fourth schedule for some of these athletic directors. When it comes to basketball is what i'm talking about so not everybody's posted so we don't know who's playing who where they're playing. What games are planned for. Example the best one eight most important one girls game. I think of the of the year in regular season play is brick stale against fleming. I think both those teams will be ranked one to you can pick the order but they play their regular season matchup on a monday night. So it's really weird. What the schedule entail so You're talking about girls. I think breaks stale has a chance and you're listening area to have a really good year and push for a state championship. Thought they were in the running last year and obviously things were taken away from them and all other teams that were at the state tournament so on the small school level. I think they're a team to watch real curious. What highland and eaten does on the three boys seen eating. I think has a good enough nucleus to make a push and that group has been together two or three years so i think they can make a run rechristen I'm always interested on what they can put together. I think they were the state champs in three last year but very senior dominated. So they're kind of starting a new with the new group of kids and also a new coach. As you know skipped over highland but there i thought they were the pick to win two way. I thought it would have come down to them in yuma a year ago. And i think highland at least from what i saw was the better team you never know on that given night but i thought they were the better team. They move up to class three. So i'm really interested to see what their schedule entails because if they stick in that mile high conference that they've played in the last two three four five years they're going to play a lot of two teams and a low on a couple of one eighteen. And that's going to hurt their strength of schedule where they win the league title. Probably that get him into the playoffs. But i'm concerned about where they would end up as far as the postseason bracket so couple of teams there and also. Pardon me the university girls. I think have a chance to make a push as well. Golly crabby guitar player in the state already signed with mesa. She'll be a senior as a younger sister. That's pretty good. Their post player was a freshman last year. Her name escapes me. But i think she'll be a year younger older and stronger. So i think that's another team in your area that can make a push at least on the small school level right. I agree completely and you mentioned a resurrection christian man. You know bruce dick and everything that he had done over there and In the surprise with a now ryan yoder coming in and coaching that team But but you expect him to be good as always and highland I've heard rumblings. Kevin that that that highland the the. Huskies could be a better basketball team this year than they even were last year. And and that's a that's that's a big statement. It is they have one of the seer brothers back obviously and then bowen toll. I think is how you say. His last name he's he was just a young sophomore very very good on the inside and again he'll be years stronger with another year of experience. Playing in big games but again. I'm curious on what their schedule looks like. Because their league not picking on any other school in particular but their league typically hasn't been that strong in the recent past and that could hurt them in the way. We're picking postseason teams this year. I know again league champs. Get in. And i think there'll be the league champion if they stay in the mile high conference but Real curious on what their schedule look like and where that may put them in the bracket should they qualify for three eight. Which i expect them to do. Kevin schafer colorado preps network appreciate your insight as always I know you're working on more previews gearing up entrust trust me. I feel you on that that scheduling thing. Yeah that's been a little bit of a nightmare getting all. These schedules row rounded up For broadcast schedule as well. But kevin what are you working on. Now where can people find all that quality content that you've got well we're on colorado perhaps dot com obviously we Are just kind reviewing some of the top kids on both boys and girls that are coming back. You know listing. The top returning scores top. Returning assist players will start talking more on teams on where they might end up and make some predictions on which teams make the postseason which teams have a chance to to really make a postseason championship. Push so Kind of taking it slow. Because there's a lot of question marsh. We don't know what players are gonna end up with. What teams tenor in the metro area. We have probably ten twelve top kids in the state left their school to join a new prep school. Ironically it's called colorado preps and And and so kevin it wasn't me yeah but You know you got ten of the twelve top fifteen kids in the state that have all converged to play for a prep academy if you will. So that's going to change the picture on some of the bigger schools and some of the kids. We thought would help their team to a state tournament. They're not going to be competing for that team. Now so it's hard to sort all that out at this stage and against scheduling is going to be extremely important and then scheduling during the regular season ten or we saw last two weeks of football. It was crazy. I hope we don't hit that in basketball. But i have a feeling we will preps network thank you so much. My friend will catch up next week. That was good. Tanner have a good week as well. That's kevin schafer again. And i agree. It's it's about to be nuts but come on. We can't be switching schools at the high school level. I know that's the poll question. The power trips. Talking about. And if peterson's if michael peterson comes out and says that they need to be having a transport on high school. He's out of his mind. You can put me on record for that. Ten fifty two. Let's take a break. We'll come back on the other side. Wrap up this This edition of noko now right here on northern colorado voice thirteen ten. Kfi cave code now. Weekdays at four on northern colorado's voice. Thirteen ten k of k slowly scared to works really. Well where. I eat an early lunch so by eleven o'clock. I'm already ready like thinking about. What am i going to launch right While i just the tavern at saint michel square just posted this on facebook and they've got smoked chicken pizza with roast garlic and pico In the they've got that right you want to get that it's make my mouth water literally talking about or now. They've got a hot roast beef a beef sandwich with all of pepperoni and swiss wine. It's wine and whisky wednesday. If you're getting frisky getting with it. It's wednesday already time for drink that'll about do for us. I have a feeling the guys on the on the power. The power trip are gonna come after me but no there doesn't need to be a portal in High school also. They shouldn't be forced to wear masks that allow wrap up our poll question. We'll be back at it tomorrow. Who do we we got. Miles bloom hard on tap. We've also got the new county. Commissioner chairman. steve marino will be join the program tomorrow as well. So we'll get that up and going. Thanks to rob environment. Thanks to kevin shaffer both for joining us. programming note again. The power trip coming up next whole show twelve to two. We've got the block party tonight from four until he got preps midweek clark johnson. You've got the nerds show with Farley brady and Mica then he got talk. We're live and on location at grimm brothers brew house loveland tonight and then. It's nick snacks coming up. After that. all the information you need to know about no now falls on facebook at noko. Now for ryan. Kelly tanner swint. This has been noko now on northern colorado voice. Thirteen ten kfi.

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B.I.G. Interview | Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets On Game Losing Play and The Nuggets Real Issues Moving Forward

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12:14 min | 4 months ago

B.I.G. Interview | Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets On Game Losing Play and The Nuggets Real Issues Moving Forward

"It was going on this. Is cbs four down in denver colorado. And you're listening to the whole show. Thirteen s k. Just thirty nine minutes after the hour. welcome back. We're live from the auto collision specialists studios joining us on our first advantage hotline harrison. A wind of dvr nuggets harrison man. Appreciate it i get you on the show man but big follower of your stuff. Love what you do and glad you could make some time today. Man yeah thanks on ready anytime died so well we got to get to the big one the ending of that game last night. jamal murray tweets out. That it was his fault. i'm reading. Somebody's got to cut to the basket. Man i mean. I know i know it's never as obvious. It seems harrison. But isn't that one of those where it's like what what is going on here. Oh you're exactly right. I mean this was an ethics ethics failure. I i mean this is basic basketball. Three on fast-break. Ten times out of ten. This should be a layup or dunk with the closest defender. Now within twenty feet. Which is what should happened here. I men jamal. Murray for taking the blame and look you could say yes. He stopped his dribble there. He should probably pull for three. But i mean he even said a postgame wall taking the blame. Somebody should've of and it probably should have been michael porter jr. so I commend him for taking the blame. But i don't think he's most at fault there. Yeah i'm with you. I kinda gained a little more respect. 'cause i think he's trying to take the leadership role and i do like that but at the and you're looking at composite you're looking at morris. Okay they could go but no you want your guy on the far opposite side. The guy that's going to get right. I mean at the end of the day is going to have a random shot blocking it. You wanna sure thing and That was that was frustrating. My man is certainly was and jamal said it after the game he thought mike was gonna cut. You can even see it on the video. If you slow it down you can see more kinda make eye contact with michael porter jr. so he was definitely expecting it and i need. He's the first one down the floor. Ease the one who should be cut into the situation for sure. Coach malone talked about it as well. He didn't pull any punches harrison. I i like watching michael porter. I really do. I think he has so much upside. But it just seems like more often than not these head scratching moments where i just wonder about his. You know the mental side of the game. I mean that one is an obvious one defensively. I think he's gotten a little better. But there's so many obvious. Glaring holes leaves a lot of fans to wonder is puerto gonna get it right because physically. He's got the right tools but what about mentally. Yeah the big question and defensively. I think he's really taken some steps. This season still has a long way to go but particularly over the last week. I feel like he's played some pretty good defensive games including last night except for a couple of possessions here and there but for some guys. The mental part of the game takes the longest and look. He's a guy who's i think jus- cross like the eighty two games played marked so he's pretty much played just one full season and it's it's a long process so I i'm with you. That's probably my biggest worry about him. Right now is just from like a basketball hugh standpoint. Can he make the plays this season because denver is going to be counting on him. I think to be on the floor in key moments in playoff games. It's going to be able to make the top elite basketball plays that denver's getting them to. It's one of the big questions with them. Harrison wind joining us from denver. Nuggets did i didn't catch it. I heard murray's post game. I heard coach postgame. Did did michael porter talk much about that. Final play i. He did he did. He said you know after reviewing the play we definitely should have gotten away about out of it so he thought he should be cut to the rim but he also said that he was thinking in the back of his head and real time. Hey let's get a three pointer here and let's not take the game to overtime. Let's just win it so i in real time. He was thinking three and he he did say like after going back and reviewing it yeah I should go in. And i should have gotten dunk out of it. He also said you know he's taught on a fast break if he's the first guy down to run to the corner and like that is correct like you are taught in the nba. If you're rundown grass run to the corner get a corner three. Obviously those rules are amended in End of gabe scenario when nobody getting into the game to overtime so i guess he's right and wrong about that. I guess i'd rather him say that he wanted to win the game. Rather than just you know i. I didn't know what you know. Even though that was the wrong thing either way but i'd rather him at least say no. I was thinking when rather just. I didn't know where i was on the floor. Yeah exactly exactly. And i mean if the ball was swung supporter i. I've probably with a corner three for him. That's not the worst outcome in the world. That's probably like he makes that. At least fifty percent of the time wide. Open corner three. The problem is they got the absolute worst outcome. They could have asked for possession. Like i'm taking a jamal. Murray contested three or monte morris contested three over a fox composite three from above the break and he shot the ball pretty well from three this year. I think he's got like thirty seven and a half percent but he's only really made threes from the corner he's been terrible on three pointers not in the corner so it was a low percentage shot and really like the worst outcome at denver could hope for their. I had to rewind it like six times. Because i was like how. How did they have three on one. How what happened there. And then it was exactly what we thought and that first glimpse it was just a botched play ultimately and yeah porter cuts to the basket. We're going over time. and who knows. Maybe you and. I are talking about about a win today. Washington's a deceptive team harrison. The record doesn't show it but they've won what six out of their last seven and they've all been against pretty good teams nuggets twice. I think the celtics lakers portland's in there so washington's canada that deceptive sneaky team. That's probably going to find themselves in the playoffs if they don't do any big moves before the trade deadline. Yeah they've been. They've been hot for sure. They beat portland. They beat the clippers. Play the lakers. Pretty tight The other night foot the other side of the coin is like they were without who absolutely listen doug itself in that first meeting last week but let's play hard Russell westbrook who was so unimpressive for a lot of that game last night as a big moments when it counted And look i. it's just another bad boss for denver and the nuggets have a bunch of those season. The wizard twice to the kings three times to the hawk like those are all potential ranger teams. That are going to miss out on the playoff loss to windy. You start having the to conversations when you start pressing the panic button on this team because we all had pretty high expectations or at least i did And then the other thing is when you look around. I know it's not even close to the same thing but the rockies shipped out nolan aeronautic. He was frustrated with the way things were building around him. Windows nicola yokich look around and wonder about the structure of this team so to two part question therefore harrison. What the yolk it's part. I don't think that's somethin'. People are fans or or really anybody has to worry about He's gonna be here for the long haul. I think So i don't think that's going to be something to really worry about going forward in terms of pressing the panic button. Look denver tight of injuries. I i know it's an easy excuse. But they really just have like paul millsap. Je michael green gary harris. Pj dosier these guys have all missed a lot of time. I've been here in. Pj dosier is close to getting back. And look you can make an argument. Denver's best perimeter defender and that was another thing last night and has been a steam as a late like the nuggets. Defense has been so inconsistent. they are the worst team at defending in the restricted area. This season opponents are shooting like seventy percent which is the highest market league by far after rim against the nuggets because they don't really have a rim protector. But the bigger issue is. They're they're guard. Can't really stop your mold penetrates. So i really think the injuries are a big deal. I'm not pressing the panic button yet. I think they need to get to the all star. Break get healthy. And then see what a fully healthy roster looks like for a week or two after the all star break before we get to the trade deadline. I tend to agree. It's been a weird season and just getting to that all star break. Maybe recharge last one for you. Going back to michael porter. Jr. i know there's always been you know. Everyone wonders is the chemistry. There does he. Does he work well. With joker does he get along with coach malone. What's that relationship like at least from what you've seen harrison. Is there anything to lead you to believe that porter wouldn't it isn't going to be a long-term nugget so i think his relationship with yokich and i've actually asked her about this before like a couple of weeks ago. Yokich recognize michael talent. He recognizes them as goober. Talented guy But the the thing about porter is he's always been like this number one option who always has the ball in his hands is always the number one primary scoring option and look. It's been no secret that him adjusting to being the third or the fourth option. When he's on the floor like that's tough for him. And i think that's the reason why you see him floating on offense and really not you know getting the ball probably much should because he's just not used to playing off the ball and it's just been a massive adjustment for him but i think yoke it's definitely recognized his talent those to have shown some signs of developing chemistry and with michael malone denver coach recognizes the talent to he said so So i think denver wants long-term to make this work. They would love to just based on how much work they put into. Getting michael porter. Jr. to this point they want this to be their core moving forward. I think they're to really try to ride it out this season and try to get to work. Harrison had to kind of talk me off the ledge a little bit after that after that three two one three you one closing play their man harrison. What are you working on. Force that we can check out. Dvr nuggets man. Yeah well this weekend always. We'll have to post game. Show live from the vr Nuggets are on the road so wall be there Breaking the game after everyone. You know next. Sunday in oklahoma city So just follow her youtube page. Dnb our youtube page on twitter as well. We'll be breaking it down to pre game show and the post game show. I love what you guys do. And let's not make this. The last time we do this man would love to have you on a regular basis. Yeah for sure brady anytime time harrison wind. Dnv nuggets great stuff from him now. I kind kinda calmed me down a little bit. You know i. I wanted to get his take because he can be critical. And i wanted to get his take follow his stuff. He's saying all right. That's a good point colefax. What he something. I latched on their. About michael porter. Jr. let's recap that interview coming back more on the denver nuggets more on a wild thursday To get kevin lytle on the fort collins from the fort collins colorado Coach adagio say about the quarterback position. That has me scratching my head. I do it a lot. But it's you know i'm scratching a pretty hard. I'm creating a bald spot. We'll be right back. It's the whole show powered by energy live from the collision specialist studios. We have the games go to thirteen ten. Kfi dot com to see our preps college and pro game schedules. A northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k.

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September 10  Hour 2  Nuggets Troubles Beyond Losses | TNS IS BACK!!!

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39:35 min | 10 months ago

September 10 Hour 2 Nuggets Troubles Beyond Losses | TNS IS BACK!!!

"Minutes after. The second and final hour of the show. This is a Thursday. Live from the articles from specialist studio. Excited tonight. I am. I've always been consistent with this. I'm not crazy about all the politics brady. It's not politics when it's fighting racism and injustice and all that it's it's still politics as -tainer told us. Earlier with the high school kids going down to Denver. To protests football situation you wouldn't call that necessarily politics, but it is when you are protesting and he kind of form of protests were urging votes for I. don't care if it's for the president or for. Anything to vote to keep football going. That's politics. Doesn't doesn't take a rocket scientist to. Know about that. So. Yeah. That's it's a it's a crazy crazy time we're in, but you know what? I'm able to compartmentalize I'm able to put stuff away and I do think we fight the good fight? I? Think we all got to try to. figure all this stuff out. Whether, it's from. Whether it's. Corona virus situation or with social injustice. We can fix this but we gotta we gotta find a way to come to the table and I just hope that the NFL finds a way to do that. I hope that they present something tonight that says, Hey, let's chat. Because again, we all know the the the HASHTAG BE L. N.. You guys can argue or whatever but. There is a group black lives matter that is very controversial. If you don't believe, me can google things what some of these leaders are saying about. Destroying Property and rioting if you don't believe it they, it's right there. It's very obvious for you to find. So we gotta find a way. Somehow I don't know what that looks like, but I don't know that the NBA necessarily doing it. But I for one of the NBA. You to enjoy the NBA. But. The messaging around some of what they're doing is. Not, the way I would go with it. So I'll just say that. We Got Texans we got chiefs tonight getting back at it. Lot of storylines in this game I mean that chiefs game last year remember the playoffs. Four nothing they were down. Chiefs were crazy and then the chiefs went on to a historic comeback and we all know the rest of the story went on to win the Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes. Is the best player in all of football. Tulsa we see some fireworks should be fun excited for it. My Malone. Do. You remember when Golden State. You guys know I. Mean Obviously Mark Jackson starts to grow this this team this golden state team starts to. Kind of come together. You know, Steph curry he's emerging Klay. Thompson is emerging draymond? Green? I starting to see these guys put together decent team. They shocked the nuggets fact that's kind of where it started. They shocked the nuggets and I think the next two years Golden State we got out of the I couldn't get out of the second or they got eliminated in the first round. It was just more of a question mark. Maybe you got us as far as we can go with you, we need a guy now that's not really all about rebuild retool. We need a guy now that can get the best out of these young stars. And that turned out to be Steve Curr. What three champions? Yeah. I know got Kevin Durant but he got one without Katie. So. Is that the situation with? Malone. Again, I do not believe I am not advocating for him to be fired at all assuming they lose this series. Not, even close to that. Stop with your texts I finished text line by the way three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six. But who is going to be that guy to get them over the Hump and and if you think that we don't have the personnel, the Denver doesn't have the personnel. That's ridiculous because months ago I think we all agreed on the fact that wow I mean when the bubble started Colfax we were we were saying they're gonNA have some tough choices to make some tough decisions to make. Because they're so good. You Got Michael Porter Jr. that's emerging. You Got Bobo that could emerge at some point. This is a loaded team. And Jamal Murray is be a superstar, and now you have Nicole Yokich and I get that. We'll barnes not there and you just got Gary Harris, back but. Something ain't right something clicking I picked this team to win a title. So I believe Denver has the weapons I believe they have the star power. But for some reason. This isn't just the clippers. This isn't just against Leonard and Paul George. Jamal did the same thing against Utah? He did the same thing against Portland and he did the same thing against San Antonio last year. Great average average great average. We know he's capable of being awesome. But. We also capable of going right back down to average. Is that to me that's rare. Many players in the league. Do you see fifty points that on Tuesday fourteen on Thursday forty three on Saturday? Twelve on Sunday how many players do we see like that? There's not that many like that. You're either a star. Or you're not. Jamal Murray averaged about one thousand, nine points per game last year or last year. Pre covert to bowery is now. I don't know. It's probably higher than that. 'cause those fifty point games. But. How do you get the best out of your start? Isn't that what an NBA coach is supposed to do? We always say that it's a players league and if you don't have a superstar, you're not going to win. But the coach's job is essentially to get the best out of everybody get the best out of your stars get the best out of your role players. And we're not seeing it. Is Does MP PJ. Not. WanNa play defense. It's not like Carmelo Corolla didn't look lost on defense. He just. Didn't really put the effort in to play it. I kind of equate that with joker. Joker puts the effort into play defense. Doesn't look lost not always out of place quarters always at a place. So. Who's WHO's this on right now? Now I had a pillow fight anteks earlier and said this is the same question we had about the Utah Series should Mike Malone be gone and look what happened. Okay. First off, you should have never been down three to one. You are a three seed going up against the sixth seed. You're the Denver Nuggets who dominated the Utah Jazz during the regular season. Down to starters in that series for the most part without Harrison Barnes and I understand that but you're still the better team to pick them to sweep them. My expectations were that the nuggets were much better than the jazz. So the fact that they'd come back from three to one. Forgive me if I'm, not, necessarily. Jumping up and down I was relieved very relieved that Denver One I. Love this team when they are clicking, they're so much fun. But why are they inconsistent? I mean you have to start wondering is that a leadership thing and again I like Mike Malone I think he has without him I don't think the nuggets are where they are right now. He is they ended up. You know they fired George Karl get Brian Shaw the they ended up firing him, and then they get blown. They made the right moves there. I, agree with those moves her Mike Malone might be Mark Jackson for Golden State though. He helped build this team up. He's going to get them to the playoffs. He's probably GONNA win around every year or come close to it. He's going to get into the second, which is good. I mean we didn't have that George Karl we we he would get to the first round and it was in that was why he was fired. But next season will be the test I'm not advocating that Malone be fired today I'm not advocating that these fired if the nuggets lose tomorrow night. For tomorrow afternoon thanks for thirty? Game. But if the nuggets lose in this series, which Colfax I'm predicting they will I do not they can't do it again, I just don't see it. might win tomorrow they might. But that's IT I. Don't think this thing goes seven. Now I'm not feeling great about it. Everything has to go perfectly, and now you've got a little bit of friction here with PJ Malone. I'm not sure how that works. And there's been a couple instances with 'EM PJ in friction with this whole bubble thing in the corona fires, right? So I. I'm not quite sure how this will work. You Got Porter who called out basically the coaches and I'll tell you what let me take a break here remembering Chris Dempsey on from altitude TV and get his thoughts on everything that went down. Do you think ought Taylor today everything revolves around technology? So having skilled technicians paired up with cutting edge vehicle diagnostics is just as important. That's Auto Taylor. They'll get you on the road maybe for that late summer early fall trip that you're looking to take fourteen minutes after the hour. This is the whole show powered by energy. We'll get Chris Dempsey, our nuggets inside or from altitude. TV, coming up next. Joined the Red Cross of Weld County PDC energy and Cave K. Thursday October first, as we look to end homefires in Weld County here mornings with Gail Weekdays six to nine and northern. Colorado's voice. Thirteen ten KFI K.. Several former Colorado Buffaloes quarterback and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten. K.. Nineteen minutes after the hour. Welcome back to the whole show powered by energy I'm live from the Specialists Studios, joining me now. Chris Dempsey altitude TV are nuggets insider and Chris Allotted unpack from that game last night the nuggets lose ninety six to eighty five. Now down three to one in this series, the clippers I mean it depends on who you ask but many would say the the clippers might be the favorite to win at all this year. So that's going to be a tall task. But Chris I wanted to ask you first about. Michael Porter Jr... Had some interesting comments about the fact that he wasn't getting the basketball late in that game or in the second half and you know the coaches need to figure something out there. Yeah that was It was pretty eye opening. Let's. Put it that way especially from such a young player you know there was still you know there was so much frustration to go around that game in. You know obviously a team is frustrated that offensively they couldn't put it together and Mike Malone in frustrated that you know they seem to get back into the game early in that third quarter and then things kind of fell apart after that Murray's frustrated that he can't quite get his offensive game going the way he wants to. Get going and Michael Puerto Junior thought he had to go in the first half which he did and then in the second half only even attempted to shots one of which was him getting defensive rebound and just taking it the the distance to link to the court himself to try to get himself a shot and you could see to that point up to. That point I was actually remarking to bill hands like just prior to that I said you can see you know he hasn't had the ball in awhile and you can see it in his body language on the court and then just a couple of possessions after that. Then he went and hunted his own shot and I think just ended up. In a mansion in the clippers ticket the other way and So you know it's It's it's been an interesting year for for Michael Porter and You know when you go all the way back to win, they were crowds in the stands and he would play in a few games and he wouldn't play or play and you know the first half but not the second half Then he would sit for a few games and that was very frustrating Then he gets to the seating games and he's second team all all bubble basically and he's playing out of his mind and everybody's very excited and he's very excited and then the plants Kinda roll around and You know it's performances start to get uneven again and you know for him it's been kind of a slow build up I. Think you know the first couple of games in the series weren't weren't phenomenal for him from a shooting standpoint then he puts eighteen points, ten rebounds on the Board in game five, four and You know excuse me in game three and then last night looked like he was on his way to having a really big game only two only take two shots in the entire second half and so You know he He was asking questions. He gave some pretty honest answers and You know the nuggets definitely have to get back in the lab and and get this figured out for game game five Chris. Now I disagree with. Michael. The fact that he's a young guy coming out saying you know it does bother me especially because he's he's not playing great defense and he he does look lost out there. But on the other side of that, is he wrong? I mean I know a lot of fans are heated up. As you said, it's the players fans are stressed out of their minds to watching the series Was He wrong with his with his comments? Well, you know I, don't I don't think he was wrong. You know I I in terms of. In terms of. You know if you're the belief and we all were we all saw what was happening if you're the belief that he is one of the few players that is getting it going for you in a game which your defense is basically keeping even in contact with the with the clippers that that game and you know joe-marie struggling Nicole Yokich scoring, but he's about the only one and so you need. It anybody else to to you know raise their level of production with them and boom. You Got Michael Porter Jr. and he's knocking in three pointers and He's getting to the rim with acrobatic finishes and he's looking like he's going to be the guy that keeps you in a basketball game or get you ever. So close until now some other players, can the their points can have effect? But then not to have that happen in the second half I mean as you I completely understand where where he's coming from there's there's no doubt and you know given his track record of being able to put not just twenty points on the board but thirty points on the board you know what? I mean. He's he can score in very high numbers and then to to feel as if the offense. I it sounded like he thought the offense was freezing out a little bit and You know I don't know if that's the case I'm sure with the counter argument to that is okay. We'll cut get to the offensive glass do whatever you can to be able to get your points. And so I think both sides would be right I. Mean I think maybe you know some extra extra plays to be run for guys especially a team where you're not getting a lot of options of production anywhere else a guy that had heated up in the first half and hopefully the he catches fire in the second half, and then the player has to help himself a by getting a getting himself getting his body. Moved not standing at the three point line and then obviously attacking the offensive glass over a ton of shots obviously miffed to this game, and so that would have been an area where he could have had an effect. So Chris, where do we go from here? When you look at this? Like you said, you gotta get back to the lab you're still in a series and you've done it once before you've done it before. The comeback team in these even from last year in the playoffs right this seems always been continuing to fight. How does this work in the locker room? How does this work with Michael Porter Jr. the team and coach Malone after hey, you're youngster. That we all know doesn't play great defense kind of called you out. Yeah yeah some tough conversations would probably being had today you know and because they have to be because you know ultimately whether you're a veteran or rookie you really don't want to come out publicly with those kinds of comments at all you know you you. You really want to keep that kind of stuff behind closed doors and then publicly you know you're saying, Hey, listen we win as a team we lose as a team and you know leave it leave kind of at that and obviously don't listen it's not like Michael. Porter's had a ton of time you know speaking to media and and going through these as a Matter, of fact, this is probably the first situation was whole life where basketball life anyway where he is not, he finds himself in a situation where he's not getting the ball as much as he ever used to especially when he feels like he's playing well and so that's got to be frustrating to him. However, you have to voice that opinion to the coach or to the players behind closed doors and and that's where I think you know. So some of those conversations have to be happening today and then just what on earth you do in a series where it seems like every single time, the La Clippers want to turn up the. Defense it works for them and you know it's You know the the nuggets offensively have to figure out what has worked, and then they have to be very disciplined on the court. Every single possession can't get possessions away. Don't care if you're winning by twenty I don't care if you're down by fifteen, you cannot give possessions away and sometimes Especially when they're gaining momentum you know you get a behind the back pass that goes to nowhere or just a quick shot you know out of out of transition that that ended up in a fast break the other way and and I think when you look good playoff teams teams that win. Titles over the years they don't give possessions away. They don't it. There isn't a point in the game where they go. You know what I can just try this 'cause we're up by so much that that's not how it works. You know there every single possession matters every single path you execute to the best of your ability, every single possession, and then let the chips our they may and and right now the nuggets aren't doing that, and then when the clippers are turning up de at as an extra layer of complication to them and they haven't been able to solve that. Yeah. No, there's there's a lot of issues I'll tell you Chris. After what was it game was a game three I. There's moments in that game where I thought man this nuggets team, they're they're getting it. They're clicking they're they're going GONNA they're gonNA win this series they're going to challenge the Lakers there. Maybe do the unthinkable. That's what's both infuriating and beautiful about basketball could change like minutes. So then of course, the stories completely different today I think there's a cloud over the nuggets today it's. Can they make this comeback? Can they adjust and there's certainly some? Some Negative negative feelings out there right now I think. When you look at coach. Malone. Now, I said this at the beginning Chris did no matter what happens in the bubble I don't think any coach any league should be let go this year and I love Mike Malone. But next year if this team gets into the playoffs, maybe they get to the second they lose or something do you start having that conversation like the warriors did Mark Jackson Steve Kerr that even entered your brain yet? Well I guess the question. The question, the first question you'd have to ask yourself is. Is this as this team is presently constructed or let's just go taking it from next year. So whatever that team looks like the players on the If. You look at that team and you're saying That is a championship team barn on this team can just say ninety nine championship. Let's just say them finals. This team should get to the NBA finals and then it falls short in a very shocking way again. Then maybe. So I mean you know but but but I think that the the nuggets haven't cleared the first hurdle yet I I don't know I think what we're finding out in the bubble is that there might be more questions about this basketball team than we originally thought there might be coming into the bubble. And so how you address that how do you address that in off season where you have a you know three or they traded away too. So but five more players with contract situations coming up in the summer how do you? How do you take this team that? Can clearly get you to the second round of the playoffs I. Mean that's I. Mean they're I mean they're good enough to do that by now how do you get from the second round the Western Conference Finals to the NBA? Finals and I don't know if they have all the pieces quite in place yet to do that But if you feel like you do, that's when those conversations start elsewhere I don't think that I don't. I. Don't know that the nuggets feel that their the the that they look at this roster right now and go championship. In so in and so now if we don't get it to a championship. Okay who who's the? What who else is to blame so you know but the engine close I mean, there's no doubt about it. I. Mean you're talking about a talented roster. and their ages notwithstanding These are these are players now that have have plenty of years under their belt in the NBA and so with the exception of Michael Porter Jr. Bowl Bowl coming up on the roster you've got a pretty much a veteran basketball team and if that's going to be the case you know are they good enough to get you to where you want to go then if they if they are then you have to look at some other places where including obviously. The coaching staff is is to where you know where some of the blame might lie. Yeah. There's certainly a lot to unpack and and like I said, no matter what happens tomorrow no matter what happens to the series I am one hundred percent. Okay with the nuggets and Mike Malone but yeah, you start to get to that point if it's a second round again is it personnel? Is it coach you? You have to have those because I think at one time we all kind of believed hey, why not nuggets this year but as you said great point, we kind of saw some unique things play out in that jazz series that are. Some of those things playing out this clipper series to the difference is quite Leonard, is a freak of nature and might not be to make that comeback against players like him. Well, that's a it's a it's a really good point and you know. I think what can't get lost here is just exactly how good the clippers are and I think for you know. the clippers got lost among the I think the General Fan base in terms of teams that they stay really held in high esteem in terms of winning a championship because we just never saw this version of the clippers during the regular season because. Miss. Games and Paul George missed a bunch of and mantras herald miss game and they barely had anybody on the court as a matter of fact when they played the nuggets on January thirteenth back on January thirteenth that was the first time all season that they had had their full team together the first time. And then after that, they've they were players that this more games and so what we ever saw was a clipper team that was kinda good sometimes with good enough to win those games with good enough to stick keep itself in the top four in the West. But why the Lakers are just going gangbusters right and and and there are other interesting stories going on the nuggets were up in you know the to spot and then the three spot and You know you look at the clippers and go well, they're I know they're good but but but but you know all the butts. and. But what they always understood was once they got all their players in you know healthy and on the court playing well that this is what they look like and you know as much as the bubble might have helped some other teams get and it really helped the clippers to get help because Paul George had the shoulder and but now there's no problems with them right now and now they can hit on all cylinders and now they can get the cheese. Into a team like the nuggets defensively and still be good offensively, and this is exactly what we thought. Yeah. The beginning of the season when. We're talking on this program about the I. Think the Clippers are GonNa win the NBA Title I mean this this is why this is why so I think you know while we are looking at nuggets team struggling we also have to understand that the clippers are that good. They're that good and so for any team to be able to beat them, it's going to take a games pretty much every single night and and the ability to some household ally Lynyrd and Paul George, and Marcus Morris and Lou Williams and much of any our electoral on and on and on. Yeah. No, you're. You're one hundred percent right? Man I mean it's a IT'S A. Great Superstars on this team. But a really a great overall team and Doc rivers I mean has this group right where he wants them at this stage Chris, appreciate you always enjoy your insight your coverage of this team and we'll look forward to that as we get set for huge game. I mean winner home tomorrow. You have mcnuggets again, and so we'll see if they can kinda stave off the plane trip from home. And and get back in I. Think you know the last thing know in before we go I think defensively they have to be very pleased with what they're doing. and. So if it's about tweaking things offensively I think that's the that's the easiest thing. So like if you couldn't stop a team on defense than boy, that's a that's a that's a really big problem. They don't seem to necessarily have that problem outside of Leonard and So that should give them a little bit of hope, and now it's just about. Playing hard and leave it all out there. Yeah. No doubt about it and you know they made those adjustments in Utah Against Donovan Mitchell defense settled down quite a bit since then so we'll see what what coach, Malone, what this team has in store for tomorrow in Chris appreciate you as always my friend Divan, we'll talk to you okay Chris Dempsey altitude TV and listen that's what I'm saying. I'm not I'm not trying to be the guy that's like fire Mike. Malone you can't get past the clippers who are probably going to championship I'm not there but. I do look what Golden State did. They said, all right mark. We love you. We you helped us build but even though Kurt and really have he didn't have any coaching experience for whatever reason they said that's a guy that will be able to motivate our stars at our team to get to the next level and they did so. Is that something the nuggets need to be thinking about in a year or so again, it might be moot. Who knows maybe the nuggets come back and do this I don't think. So but then next year they go to the Western Conference finals they make another step maybe. Because last, they made the second this year they're in the second round. So you know they're doing the same thing it might not force a game seven. But. The questions have to be out there and how bad is this MPG malone thing that GonNa festers is going to get worse as it's going to be like, Hey, you remember that remember when it all started you know pj to start the bubbles that something about corona virus and it kind of blown and then he said something about the coaching staff not. Getting him in the right positions, and then next thing you know one of them's got to go that's kind of how these things start. Can they recover from? We'll see thirty six minutes after the hour Thursday I special coming up my first one of the football season sheafs Texans tonight I cannot wait I. Let's get the latest on the local sports flash. Apart Northern Colorado's force thirteen ten KFI A block party Wednesdays from four to ten PM. Start Your morning off right with your recommended daily intake of news weather and traffic to get yourself up and running join US mornings with Gail Sixty nine, thirteen, ten KFI. Or back. Well, it's Thursday. Not. I knew we has gone I turn on my radio for some prophecy fun. I hearing in. American picker on KFI. Pickets game. Each week is his specialty I gotta get ready make the has the bomb because Thursday not special special than that. Are you ready. Live. In that special. person. Yes this is rock and Colfax. Ready to get the good time started. Well, we got radiant studio and we turned down to that what all the rowdy whole against back for Thursday. Oh by God, this is. What happened? Past part was Colfax just blow the roof off of this place. What happened the Thursday night? Special needed a surge. Colefax, it was dying people worn is excited because I wasn't as good but. You just you just came in and you injected life into the Thursday night. Like never before. Well I don't know say other than. Thank you. I put a lot of work in time into that while it clearly. Writing original song is it's it's pass. Yeah. But I'm glad I'm glad you enjoyed it. Wow. I I have. A radio guy and I have no words. I. Have No. Words. Was Beautiful well done and an original obviously. No sounded extreme. We'll Freudian, slip. No no, that was an original take. I am amazed by that was some great work by you Thursday specialists back and better than ever, and with that, we set our focus over here to the chiefs and Texans. The. Super Bowl Champs the Kansas City chiefs last I checked in the spreads that I look at the chiefs were favored by the chiefs are favored by nine points. If you remember last time these two square off against each other. Texans had the chiefs on the ropes. Down Twenty four nothing chiefs were. scored a million points came all the way back. One won the Super Bowl. They don't quit. You have to score fifty-seven to beat the chiefs. There like the Golden State Warriors have old few years ago. So I look at this tonight, the chiefs. The chiefs have they still got pretty much the almost the same group intact they they changed up the offensive line a little bit but they secured some of their big time, defensive threats, Chris Jones and Clark Turn Matthews strong safety. tyreek hill. Sammy Watkins. You gotTa love the offense Travis Kelsey. I, mean this offense is great. Now I'm kind of keying in tonight on the rook, the rookie running back Clyde Edwards and I'm curious to see Clyde Edward Layer. How he does chiefs picked him in the first round Andy Reid doesn't pick running back for round. So that's that's one of the factors obviously, Patrick mahomes which just sign that ten year half a billion dollars. We're to say that. And you got a crowd of seventeen thousand is that can provide. Then he kinda hold field I'm not sure we'll see. Captains. On the other hand there there without Deandre Hopkins. No Carlos Hyde. They signed their quarterback to Watson signed the four year hundred, sixty, million dollar deal. They added Brandin cooks, Randall Cobb David Johnson's back and healthy JJ. Watch back in healthy. They got a new defensive coordinator though and Anthony Weaver. How does that Defense respond? I got a lot of questions about the Texas. The Texans are a playoff team. I think the chiefs are going to the super bowl this year. And listen I saw groundbreaking to make that prediction. Good. I like the chiefs donder. Clowning. Kansas City. To pay me to say. SMART. Being real. Having spending day. I know you're doing. Stills. Not. Touch Dude. Drive. Houston came right back they put. The had the cheats on the road. Yeah. You're right used. The go for Kansas City where I see where you're. Text. Pursues. Nicotiana. Man. This. down. The call was confirmed the homes with us. Course touchdown pass breaking nature. He ties Washington's Doug Williams, from Super Bowl, twenty two as the only players with four touchdown passes in one quarter in a postseason game. Be Nicer. Being red or yellow or Maximizing every single. Last. Thing me I take it one day at a time. Guys. The Best Player I can deny. Colfax. That could enter an award show it would win everything but it couldn't because of all the rules and regulations on entering on award show. Now that was your best work on the. That was your absolute best work. Well, thank you and I hope I can deliver because you delivered you delivered on your side. Now, I have to produce with my pick. Or Kansas City produce they have to produce and they gotTA cover. I'm not just picking the chiefs to win I. Liked them to cover. They got to win by ten in order for me to get this thing. So yeah, I'm not going to just go with a pick. I'm not GonNa say this team went obviously the chiefs win. Dixon says, Colefax equals. Game Changer. Absolutely. The Thursday night. Special. was limping it limping it was it was gasping for air covert hit. And everything hit and sports was upside down. And we debated, do we keep doing this? Do we keep giving the world this I don't know if our artistic boundaries will allow this anymore I. Don't know. But. Colefax came in and said, no. You know what we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA make this work. We're GONNA find a way to make this work and you have you have revived the. and. We will go one and tonight I guarantee it it's going to happen chiefs getting this thing they're winning by ten ladies and gentlemen. That is our first football Thurston I special of the season. I'm at breath. Breath. That was amazing. That was amazing. Colefax. Well done by you. Well done agree disagree how we feel it we'll be right back. Party northern Colorado's voice thirteen, ten KFI. The Block party. Wednesdays. From four to ten PM Dan Patrick the whole show and Colin Coward or a northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten Kfi K.. I'd. pry author journalist screenwriter, and you're listening to Brady Hill on the whole show thirteen. Welcome back to the show wrapping up here again well, done Thursday night special another one in the books shoutouts Tanner Schwinn Kelly. Chris Dempsey for being guests here on the program today. Tonight you have a Lakers and the rockets. The Lakers are looking to go up three to one in this series and We'll see what James Harden and company have have left for us in this one, but Lakers are favored by five. I would be shocked if Houston makes us. Sing Interesting I. Know the Lakers are a favourite in this one but yeah, I think that's spread right there tells tells me that the wiseguys this might be a little bit closer also tonight, you got NFL action and it is the Thursday night special like no other. We got to Texans of the chiefs. You can hear that game right here on thirteen kids get coverage begins at five thirty is that correct and then going into the game like rush Roy after six, six, fifteen or something like that first game of the season. I, am absolutely pumped. So that's what's on. That's what's on TV that's on kfi tonight coralline. Sutton. report coming in from Broncos Land Broncos country I you get in trouble for that. I think that. broncos land yeah that's right. He's got a shoulder injury. So I posted this last night. I said, let me find it this past week or so ads get knocked out of the second round rockies swept by the padres nuggets go down three, two one vons out for the season. How the hell are we doing guys here? Here's what I got Colfax. Poor sports fans at car out just just went at it. Derek says, at least we have college football. maxine Maximo says, don't forget how they messed up with perhaps to Addison says and snow. Domingo's says cs you also called out and it's third scandal and a little over a month. Rocks fountains says sudden. So. Okay Yeah we're we're not doing so hot folks. Sports is a scary scary thing. Time back when there was no sports, we were happier. Now we got it back. We're happier, but we're also more stressed out. So I'm not sure which is worse. But hopefully, some good things happen tomorrow we're going to talk about well, the start of the season the NFL season chiefs Texans will analyze that game and we'll go into. What the rockies have to do. To know rockies action tonight there off, they need to get right though they need to go on a hell of a run season's almost done. So we'll get into that and what are the nuggets need to do to keep this thing alive and is there is there friction a lot of friction? Between, Malone between Puerto, junior between this roster, all that more coming up on Friday. But Hey, first off. We're back to football baby and I'm excited about that. Good night northern, Colorado.

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Joel Embiid, Donovan Mitchell & The Sacramento Kangz

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Joel Embiid, Donovan Mitchell & The Sacramento Kangz

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We didn't get to talk about the Christmas Day Games but we'll keep it current possible because that's what we do on the show usually it's daily but we're gonNA take advantage of this this week that we had we had some shows for you there we gotta we gotta take it for the full full space here Tassie because I have been driving arriving a lot and then you know seeing a lot of signs on the road. This is a hands Free State and it's Free Tennessee. Twenty nineteen so. I wasn't able to have my league pass. Fired fired up while I was crushing nine hours on the road yesterday from Metropolis Illinois all the way to Atlanta but you know the highlights are always there So we'll we'll let you talk about Christmas Day and all that Trae we'll get into. I think we're GONNA go heavy on the winners. I think as we're a little bit still in that Christmas spirit. We can be grumpy in January. Uh Yeah Twenty twenty. We're going to be a lot more negative. Most people like to change things around be positive in the New Year not us. We're going the other way that happens after Korea leaks and everybody gets nasty. We'll get to a tweet of the night a little bit later on. It's a non basketball. He won but it's still a good one. My favorite. Yeah it'll be a good one and I will start with the winners. trae get started. What's your big winner from the the weekend the weekend? This is GonNa be Weird Tassie considering the weekend but I got Joel. EMBIID need as a winner mostly for his performance on Christmas Day. Thirty one points in two thousand nine minutes against the bucks and the thing that has me calling hauling Joel embiid a winner as that for the first time this season I think people are ready to talk about embiid as one of the best players in the game. You heard it on a lot of podcast if you're spending spending sixteen hours on the road you're listening to a lot of basketball podcast in multiple ones. You're hearing embiid be called one of the five or six guys who could be the best player in the League. It's obviously not the case night tonight with him and it hasn't been so far but ever since Barclay and shack criticized him on inside light ever since. He said he needs to be having more fun. EMBIID has been great that Christmas Day game. It was awesome to see how he was guarding. Janas how he was able to be such a difference maker on the defensive end. Sticking with the honest drives like embiid is such a big guy that you kind of just think of him as a rim defender which is clearly what is strength is but to be able to stick with a guy I like Janas. Give him the threes honest one over seven from three on Christmas Day embiid played a perfectly and as soon as that happened everybody was like hey the the sixers are for real. It was weird for wanting exactly right. 'cause everybody was watching that's the thing and it was. It was a great performance for the sixers but it was nice to see embiid and the sixers remind everybody that this is a team that a lot of people picked me and you to go to the finals this year and I think seeing them beat the bucks even though they went onto lose against Orlando and Miami by a total of two points. I mean it's not terrible even though they lost those games. I'm still considering the sixers as a championship contender. I still think they can win. The title there behind the Bucks. The Lakers and the clippers to me. But they're right there with the rockets as a team that if everything everything falls correctly if peak at the right time they could win the championship. This year I am totally with you. There are big winners from this week. Even though they take that game and then they loose the Orlando Magic right after it. It's it's sort of a typical sixers thing. They don't play up to their competition. They play down to their competition. They do play up to the competition Asian but sometimes they just lay eggs. That being said we've been waiting for Philly to make their mark and show that they are a championship team and on Christmas Day. They did exactly clear that and EMBIID said it a couple of days ago. A lot of people forgotten. I guess who I am and it's true You know we've kind of just put him in sort of not the top top tier of the League of players because he hasn't been that great but then he goes up against the honest and even though they play different positions Jaanus makes his mark at the Rim and he was trying to get there every single time. And there's only a couple of guys who can really guard him and Joel Embiid is one of them and when Philly went and signed Al Horford we thought okay. Horford can actually defend defend him pretty well as we saw in that Boston Milwaukee series and the second round last year plus. Joel embiid this team. I go to the ship and yes. CAMPA was one of nine when Joel embiid was guarding him on Christmas Day. I kinda hate that staff because there's a lot of noise in it but but Mike O'Connor of the athletic broke down. Every a single play Joel. EMBIID was pushed out of the way on the first possession. Yannis drove to the ramp like everybody does then the next possession. He took it in the chest and alternate-shot then the third one he got a block. And that's why you honest wasn't that great because Joel Embiid is that good and I think it's sort of like the sixers. I think that those few possessions or sort of I've emblematic of what the sixers are. Like you gotTa Push Him. You gotTa wake them up and then boom here they are. They're a championship team. I would have definitely taken them as a winner. Even and despite those those couple losses over the weekend which again were nasty In Orlando and Miami. Joel embiid did the Jimmy. I thought you were going to mention that. He did the Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler on Saturday night he did the sidesteps Jimmy Butler under a minute left and nailed it. A AH seven footer. Two hundred sixty pounds or hover. Big As you should not be able to do that. So that was pretty cool to see. And then he gave the ball away with with dump. Possession very hung onto the ball forever. But this is that the game against the box. Great sign that they're coming along and they're not gonNA make make a franchise tying twenty-one threes like they did but at least they know how to win and that they can beat the bucks and it's a bonus to us because that was the first time that there are the first time that they play this season. There's three more games this season that they play so I'm looking forward to to all those coming up through the next few months. Even though there's going to be some dead time in March march were re we will really be crusty and angry But we'll see what were we going to get to be. Go at it again. And that's that's the matchup so weird because he honestly doesn't line up against embiid but al Horford goes and takes Brook Lopez on the perimeter and then Gansta just. It's like they line up. It's like Yannis Genesis coming down the lane and beat is there and it's a it's a cool matchup to see. I WanNa see them in the playoffs. I mean who knows how it will all shake out. It could be a second round or it could being the conference finals but Jaanus was dominant against the sixers last year. So the addition of Al Horford Simmons is obviously a great defender. embiid is doing his thing. I'm Josh Richardson is out there. They've got a lot of guys who are going to be able to help this year on the honest and I wonder what the bucks will do to attack Philadelphia because the thing that it usually kills the sixers as like a small shifty guard. I suppose. That's Eric Bledsoe a for the bucks but as he always reliable in the playoffs I don't I don't know about that. EMBIID is rounding in the shape though. He's twenty five twelve and a half three and a half assists on fifty percent shooting during the month of December. The guy gets compared to shack. All the time shack played himself into shape during seasons. And maybe that's what's happening with embiid but as glad to see him back in the public consciousness for being a good player for sure. Yeah and You know teams go by the spirit of their lead player and as you said Joel embiid kind of played himself into shape. It's totally true. I think he's ready to peak in the in the playoffs. And so that's why we probably haven't seen peak sixers to this point and that's why they're sitting at fifth in the Eastern Conference which you know they're not far off from MM second at all they're pretty close. It would have been. It would've helped if they beat the second place team. The Miami Heat in that game that went to overtime on Saturday night. But like you I said I still believe I can still see them in the eastern conference final at least and giving the bucks a a run for the money looking forward to the postseason with them. Let's move on to another another winter the Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City. We're talking about thirty seven fifteen. They've won six of seven eleven seven and four in their last fifteen. They sit seventh in the West. They beat Charlotte then. They went into Toronto and beat the Champ on Sunday night. Canadian Shea Gilders Alexander. Alexander had thirty two points tying his career high in Canada and it was Kinda neat to see him. Do a post game interview Chris. Paul kind of jumped in and it was like hey give of him some credit is he's doing it at home and she gives us Alexander. Probably the loudest. I've ever heard him talk. Say Hey Buddy you're taking my limelight. which is Kinda cool to see? I like like He. They are over achieving. No doubt at this point being in the playoffs people consider them about bubble team. People said Hey. Neither starters are good. But what about their bench you know the start as a CPA three. Shay goes Alexander Danila. Gonorrhea Stephen Adams and Terence Ferguson is their small Ford that impress oppressed people but their bench actually has been great outscore opponents in seventy five percent of their games three quarters of their games. They're benches outscore their opponents. And that's a big part is Dennis Schroder Ruder. Who's had five consecutive? Twenty Point Games off the bench fifteen or more points as a reserve in fourteenth straight games. Those are both team records now. Are they a winner. Because they're in the playoffs. Yes that's part of it but I think there are also a winner because the question they have to answer is are they going to keep this team together. Which is fine if they want to go to the playoffs and make run for it? That's great but also on the other side there are winner because they could be trading a bunch of these guys and they have played themselves into great trade trade value positions Chris. Paul he's got a huge contract but still plane. While Stephen Adams can always trade him Dennis shooter who you know to me he. He was questionable to play on Friday. And I I to me hasn't been a guy that I've loved since he left Atlanta but when he was questionable on Friday played score. Twenty four Chris. Paul said after game. Dennis Man. He's a trooper. You saw early in the game. He was limping then he just turned it on and that reminded me of how people thought of him when he was with the Hong. It was just an up and coming star. And then things went downhill. Things went downhill with his club here in Atlanta D. S. seventeen workout whatsoever. But he got into the starting role he butted heads with. I think a lot of his teammates and with coach Boone Holzer but now he's in this reserve role and he's got another year on his contract. He's tradeable And maybe this is the peak dentist route or maybe this is the perfect role for him in a bench role. But maybe there's a team out there who would give up some things for them. I think there's a possibility liberty. He could be Detroit's new Reggie Jackson. I think because they treat your keeps shuffling through old thunder point guards backups. Yeah that's totally true. And also I mean it by Reggie. Jackson hasn't really worked out in Detroit and I think you're taking a chance on finisher also not working out if they were to trade him. But there's I. I went through the train machine. There's some packages to be had if if the thunder WANNA give up on Dennis Schroder especially because they've got shake Alexander and you can always use to you ball handlers. So maybe they want to go forward with him and Dennis shooter as their future. But there's you could trade for you know take a chance on thon maker from the Pistons. Sekou boom boom. Who is? I'm not sure if I'm saying his name right. But he's their first round pick and A and a first round pick money that could definitely get. Dennis shooter terrific some combination of that so their winters because they're being talked about during the playoffs because this team is actually pretty fun to watch but also because they've got assets to be had right now. There's there's definitely there's a lot of guys that can help other teams and go to watch him Gallinari Nerlens. Noel has been really solid off the bench as a defender an impact guy with blocks and steals in you know just Duncan everything that he can. That's a guy that could help teams to and it's such an interesting interesting question because this is now I think season twelve in. Okay See For the thunder. They have made the playoffs nine of those seasons the first year. They didn't make it because they were still fill a bad team. Everyone has grown. They had the year when everybody was hurt and they couldn't. They didn't make it to the playoffs. But they're in the playoffs every other season. So does Sam Prestige had the stomach to say. Hey we're in the playoffs right now. But the team isn't going to win the championship. This is not a finals conference finals. Contending team I don't think so I mean the correct future move is to sell off those guys to bring in assets to be ready to have a good team when as a little bit older and you've put some pieces around him but maybe the business move is to get back to the playoffs because your fans are used to go into the playoffs and it's hard to say. Hey We're good now. We're selling everything off. I remember the Chicago. White Sox did that years and years ago. The white flag trade. See You later Wilson Alvarez sentenced to the Florida Marlins. If I'm not mistaken. Did he helped them win. A world series title. I think I think he might have actually gotten a championship. The MARLINS won a couple of worlds here. And then they sell off all their guys and they're terrible self same prestige dealer dealer. But I hear you. I hear here. He could help them stick around or go to the playoffs by having them stick around and then maybe in the off season saying all right you teams. That aren't getting free agents because there's not allowed free agents to be at. Hey you want Dennis shooter. He's a decent guy who's made a traffic come on. Yeah we'll give you an even Steven Adams we we're sitting here doing the show here in Atlanta that you have to drive to yesterday trae from Chicago and Steven Adams would be fantastic on the Atlanta Hawks. He'd be absolutely perfect. And how many more incredible years the Stephen Adams have in them you know. He's this year eight in the league. Yeah if SAM press the I duNno I duNno. It's just it's is an odd odd situation because you've got you have to extremes with the roster you have the very young good players and and she goes Alexander and then rate at sort of the end of their crest crest Chris Paul Steven Adams and Danilo Golan are so crazy still got it though he is still a good player. And that's the thing is that his contract is so big and and runs for so long that even if you are trading away atoms and Gallinari and Schreuder. You still have Chris Paul which maybe too good to really be in the in the Tanking sort of bad teams. You know. He'll still have this team challenging for the playoffs and it seems like he's not a guy that's going to be able to be moved this year though. Maybe that's just big talk and and we're trying to get some offers out on the table so I don't know if you trade Stephen Adams Gal Anare Schreuder and Chris Paul is still there. Your team is still competitive. You still got shea. He's still a really solid player so maybe they can have it both ways. Maybe they can trade those guys and still make a run at the eighth seed. Yeah Chris Paul if he's traded. I think this team and falls off. They don't make the playoffs. I highly doubt he is even though we sort of skip over him because he's sort of been a constant in this league for so long he has been really really good and and some of Shea gilders Alexander's rise definitely has to go to Chris Paul Credit to him and he's been healthy the entire season he. I don't know how long that can last. Can he play. Eighty two games Chris. Paul has been phenomenal though. And maybe it's time to cash in those chips if if there's somebody out there to take ticket all right trey what is another winner for you on the docket. My next winter is Mike Malone who got a contract extension on Christmas Eve. What a Christmas present isn't that is? He's extended with the nuggets through the twenty two twenty three season. He's gotten extensions in back to back years. I don't know if that qualifies back to back. Jack expanded fastback checks. which is all right? The win total for the nuggets have gone up every single season that Malone has been coaching their thirty three to forty two forty six to fifty four wins and and despite the fact that the nuggets haven't looked as great as everybody was assuming they would there still second in the western conference they have nine losses. They are a top five of defense which is more of a Mike Malone signature than lights out offense creeping up on the offensive rating as well. They're up to tenth now and I like the the nuggets are saying look. There are expectations for this team. We may not have met these expectations. Those are just media expectations. The team is still good. They're still growing together. We saw Michael Porter Jr. a great night in his first start so I think the nuggets just appreciate the stability the growth and the culture that Malone is setting there that was what was happening with Malone in Sacramento. And they said see you later buddy and they haven't really been able to get back to. I guess the heights that they were or the consistency. I didn't see that they were were they at least competing every single night I also liked Mike Malone on Christmas when his team was losing came to the third quarter interview and then he said think a few of of our guys just enjoy Christmas morning too much that's kind of validated. Every thought I've ever had about Christmas 'cause anytime somebody plays poorly Christmas. I think he'd rather be opening presents. Amihai rather be snacking on chocolate orange smashing on the table breaking down some slices so if a coach things that I don't feel quite as dumb for thinking that a player would rather be with their families. It's a tough to play on Christmas but yeah the nuggets are looking good even though they're not looking exactly how we expected it to be. I think that when I watch any team basically on any day around Christmas like the twenty six twenty seventh. I'm just like oh they have the Christmas. Yeah exactly I thought the magic would lose to the sixers because the sixers played on Christmas and the magic didn't magic. Had I think three four three at least three days off I thought over for Christmas. You get you get to go way to go do your thing. I thought they'd be fat for sure but then they want but yeah that's always my excuse the nuggets though we we have really killed Nikolay okay this season but maybe he's playing himself in the shape he's been awesome lately and they're nine one over the last ten and they deserve just credit for a team that yeah we expected to be great right out of the gate but who the heck cares now that you know they they got by A on a lot of these wins by the skin of their teeth. And they're still continuing to do that. They even did that Sunday night. When when as you said Michael Porter Jr. made his his first career start but who cares? They're twenty three nine and they're fairly close to the Lakers and the number one seed and they could easily be the two seat at the end of the season because yeah they're turning it on and they've got a great defense unequally. Yokich is finally getting to his better best self and they're just so deep so yeah I'm I'm happy to say the nuggets are good. Yeah and Yokich is GONNA finish the month at basically what he played at for his averages last season twenty-one almost ten rebounds a game almost eight assists a game. That's that's where he was last year when he was an MVP candidate it's just taking a little bit to Kinda to get them into their chemistry right there there flow right. They're still figuring out rotations -tations. They're trying to work Michael Porter Jr. because he's a guy that can really raise their ceiling. Somebody else who can put the ball in the basket while not taking things off the table defensively so so yeah I mean you know an underwhelming. I would say first fifteen games of the season but they've really turned it on and they're looking good so Kudos to Malone Kudos to all those nuggets for figuring it out even when you know we were thinking you guys should be way better. They're still very good Speaking of underwhelming my last winter here actually no I got. I got more winners my my next winter I'm just positive Peter Utah Jazz very similar vein. The Denver Nuggets did not come out of the gate flying but just like the nuggets. They're hot. They've won seven of Eight. They went into L. A.. And beat the clippers on Saturday. And I don't care if everyone on the team says Oh. They're sick of the Los Angeles Clippers Locker. Everyone's saying we weren't feeling good l.. Docks de they know they own some of these guys. Only quiet only played because Paul George sick or the other way round. Whoever everybody's sick it seems like they lost the jazz are now the six seed? And they're creeping up there three games out of the to see they're not far off. I think they're they're totally meeting expectations. Even though they had ETA slow start their next seven games against sub five hundred teams. And then after that. There's even a few that trickle in they could be popping up the standings right quick and Donovan Mitchell. Thirty points against the clippers on Saturday. He's looking like the number one option. He's playing the point guard really with Mike Conley out. Joe Ingles is working in the starting lineup. Their defense what's that we all expect it to be. Good is coming around Jordan Clarkson who they traded for a while we were gone has been fine bench yet. A nineteen point nine against the clippers. Nine before that Jordan Clarkson esque you're going to get the highs you're going to get the lows But now they have an interesting predicament. When Mike Conley does come back because he's been out for an extended period period obviously hadn't been working with the Utah Jazz all that well but he could come in and take the place of Royce? O.`Neil in the starting lineup. which would make the most sense dance recently? Neil being the least productive offensive player. But keep Joe Ingles in the starting lineup in a and maybe it's time that we look at Mike. Conley SORTA as more of a role player on this team and in his career. I guess I should say because he's thirty two years old and that's great for the Utah Jazz. They look good in general they have an offense. They have a defense. They have bench and they look like a basketball team that's capable on in all facets. They've they've quietly put this thing together. Winning seven of Eight and jazz fans always say just give it time. The quin Snyder playbook it's so deep it takes forever to read it takes forever to learn and maybe that's exactly what's happening. Because they had a slow start to the season it feels like every every single season then they turn it on as they meld together. Get the defense cracking up and beat a lot of bad teams. But they're also able to handle a clippers team. which like you're saying isn't a full-strength full-strength Clippers team but if they're out there playing you got to beat them so they're gonNA feast a little bit on some bad teams here? As well. The Pistons the Bulls the magic. The pelicans the Knicks the Hornets the wizards words. They've got all in a row. They're going to be in the top four in the western conference by the end of two weeks from now and we're just looking right back at the jazz the way they always are incredible regular season team. Who is tough to beat night in and night out because they do the right things they play defense and their guys kind of just do what they're supposed to do? You know they made the move for Jordan Clarkson which to me is almost like a little bit of a white flag trade in itself. Because you're like we gotta get somebody. Well Jordan Clarkson can score I saw that with the Cleveland Cavaliers when they tried to trade for him as they're they're a little boost during the season and you know you'll get you'll get the highs in nineteen point game and the lows of the nine like you're saying task you can't necessarily rely on him but they needed somebody else. Who can dribble? Who can make plays and Clarkson? Can Dan do that. He perhaps will be a little bit better for them than Jeff. Green was who they just released. WHO's cleared waivers? If anybody out there wants Jeff Green throw some money at them maybe maybe they just needed another guard especially with calmly going down somebody else to handle the ball so you know same old same old with the jazz. It's kind of like the Spurs. Are you going to pick them to miss the playoffs or you start worrying about the jazz. You can't do it. In December wait until I dunno March yes It's really interesting team when you start looking at their players just a bunch of guys that could maybe maybe perform and be great like Donovan Mitchell. Who is really coming into his own? Buoyant mcdonagh choose been awesome this year. Rudy Gobert Joe Ingles. Who's got a serious range of great to and not so great? But he's been very good in the starting lineup. Mike Conley Jordan Clarkson Emmanuel Moody a I think they yeah. I think they're finding it and I would keep keep join US starting lineup Mike. Conley probably goes in there as well. I doubt you have a thirty million dollar man coming off the bench but I think it shaken can out real real well as you said next few weeks they'll be up there my last winter here. It is my last winter. The holiday family the holiday Bros for the first time in NBA history. Three brothers played in the same game. When Indiana played New Orleans on Saturday Pacers Aaron Holiday and Justin holiday lined up against bro Bro? Drew of the Pelicans a few weeks ago the Kubo brothers Jaanus Manassas and Costa. They were all suited up but only one of them played. I don't think even played. You're right now. Actually remember that. Yuck thank you. Costa definitely didn't play so just just one plate so that's the first time and another family twist in the Pelicans Pacers Game Pelicans assistant coach. Jim McMillan is the son of Pacers. Coach Nate McMillan. Lot of holiday. Left there so that was was kind of strange to see that like the the plumbing never did it because they they had a bunch of rose. I guess that would have been tough since all the plumbers are like the exact same position to see the three of them out. There runs Nash and into each other but yeah very cool. It's just unfortunate. It couldn't have happened on an actual holiday. That would have had incredible. Maybe maybe next season all right. We'll get to our losers but first a word from our sponsor. I'm not proud of what I'm about to tell you. I had apple pie for breakfast this morning. Yeah I was the last of the Christmas leftovers. Did I have to pile two scoops of ice cream on it. That's debatable. The point is I gotta get Outta this holiday eating tailspin. 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Cereal scale checker and it just keeps ticking up and up so I'm kind of surprised when I see happening but I'm glad I'm actually glad to be back in the office because he. This is twenty six minutes of not eating anything longest time. God I know Laura and I were like I cannot wait to just eat rice like I can't wait to the eat rice and vegetables. I think I saw two pieces of green while I was back home. Plus eight on the season after the holidays. That's about where I am two plus minus plus. There's a lot of noise in that status but it's coming through right now all right. Let's get to the losers trae Kick Asaf tough losers the break the Sacramento Kings seven straight losses. Even worse are the bad vibes. I Duane deadman. Wants wants out. Okay Dwayne deadman walks out. He's fallen out of the rotation. He was a guy who performed pretty well for the hawks. Luke Walton doesn't seem to be a big DWAYNE deadman and fan. So if you're interested in Dwayne give him a ring second part. That's bad news for them but he healed has been struggling during this losing streak. He's been shooting under thirty thirty percent from the field and from three. He got benched a couple of times and immediately said I guess we trust you. Trust issues. The coaches don't trust trust the players. I know I've been struggling. But you gotta ride that wave now. Apparently he apologized before practice. They're trying to put that all behind him but I'm just reminded of during the preseason buddy. He'll be talking in the locker room about how he needed to get his extension. Now he's talking about how the coaches don't trust them he could just be an emotional guy and he's just responding to the the situation around him but he don't like one of your top three players to be Smashing the team every couple of months even if he's apologizing talking to the team the media's seeing that part of it there's just seeing the compliance and the trust issues so that's another bad vibe and then third. Marvin Bagley is out again again with a sprained foot. They said the next few games. Nobody really knows what that means. That's pretty inconclusive. But to have a trade request a complaint about coaching and an injury in a week is pretty tough. The kings had a lot of promise coming into the season they were great last year. They caught a lot of teams off guard. And it hasn't doesn't happen like this. It feels like this is going to be a bit of a law season for the king's yet again deer and foxes been in and out of the lineup with injuries. As we know Bagley really that guy those are there real future the the Westbrook durant if you will of the Sacramento Kings to see them struggling to even play to even string together. Games is tough for a king's team that has been fun to watch occasionally. Yeah I'm glad you brought them up because a lot of have a lot of things going on buddy healed he just needs some media training just honestly. That's strictly what he needs. It's great that he is a vocal guy and he says what he wants and speaks up but it doesn't bode well for the team. You're you're totally. I immediately thought of that contract extension talk to and this is not a good look not a good the idea period. I think we gotta give Kudos to here on Fox for coming back and playing hurt on Sunday and he played pretty well despite the back spasms that knocked him out for basically two games of this seven game losing streak same game. Marvin Bagley was knocked out. But you know that's sort of just an excuse. You gotta find a way to win a game or two of the seven game streak. They've lost to teams that they should have beat the Grizzlies Wolves game where the guy got knocked out. The sons you know is debatable one. But they didn't play Darren Fox both and Marvin Bagley and so. There's I think a lot of a lot of ingredients here that lead up to that equal out to a lot of defeats defeats and that other one. Other one you mentioned Dwayne deadman's and interesting when they signed him to be sort of a glue guy and now he's complaining because we're Sean. Holmes is taking his minutes Andrey Radim of all people you know a guy who's a journeyman in this league requesting a trade after signing on monster deal definitely the biggest contract that he'll ever receive and the NBA and it's strange because you know the Atlanta Hawks team that he came from CA- desperately use him so I don't know if there's a trade there to be worked out but DWAYNE deadman hasn't worked out so so well the other guys like Cory Joseph who is the same sort of Dwayne deadman signing. Ah Glue Guy that would be behind the the Russell Westbrook the deer and Fox of this WESTBROOK and Durant Combo Indian Fox. He's been fine Trevor ever reasons been not as fine but the homes has been good. They're like fifty fifty on veteran signings. which is about as good as you can hope but but I guess that just leaves one guy out of the picture Kurt? Helen basketball talk tweeted due to injuries. Sacramento's three young stars Fox Bagley unhealed have played a total of forty nine in minutes together. This season Jay Mars said that is point zero three percent of total minutes that the kings have played this season that they're three best players. The three guys is there building around have actually been on the court playing together. You can't even figure out what you have if the guys are not. They're very good point all that set there two games out of Because the West is so wild softy. Yeah that eight spot is sub five hundred with the Portland Trailblazers. So the Blazers Spurs Grizzly sons in kings. This even the wolves. Pelicans I don't know Basically everybody but the warriors they still have hope to make the postseason playoffs off the warriors are GonNa get curry back at some appointed. Can't count him out yet. They've been on fire anyway. That's it is a wild picture but it's play picture but this is the type of year where the kings should should be making the playoffs. This young team should be finally capitalizing on all that youth and making it my next loser. It's a weird one but Kelly oubre of the Phoenix expense has nothing to do with basketball. But in my uneducated opinion Kelly Oubre coolest looking guy in the league I think he rocks it but he has some competition competition because we mentioned Michael Porter Jr. made his first career start and I think Michael Porter Jr. is coming for that title now getting some minutes. I know Gary Harris I was out in. That's why Michael Porter Jr. really got his first career start. But I think I think M P J Michael Jay's he's he's got a nickname he just rocks you know he's he's just a cool looking guy bit of heartthrob look at and he's finally playing I. I don't watch college so I had no idea who Michael Porter. Jr. All this hype coming out of Missouri was last year because he sat out the entire year last year and now he had his career high on Sunday with nineteen points because this is the first season he's planned. I starting over two years really because he hasn't started since he played at Missouri but I Dunno buying the combined. The game that athleticism is is real yet a huge put back dunk on a ball where he was just hanging in the rim. He was He was up there really. Just just hanging just chilling space jam thing man like the low camera angle or you just saw him. I'm just almost like forehead against the remnant found the ball and just dunked it was a really cool shot so Kelly oubre. He's coming for your spot man. Michael Porter Jr. just quick loser there nothing nothing more and stuff. He didn't do anything to relinquish that. But there's a lot of cool looking dudes out there MPG. As one of them. Yeah I guess maybe Kelly Oubre is still in the mix for a most improved player. which is I guess where he should focus his energy? Now that we've got this other handsome guy. Dunk it everywhere. You got another loser another loser. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five straight games but the true loser is Terry Rozier. Who at the end of a game against Oklahoma City Thunder Ninety four ninety four? The Hornets get stop. Rosiere grabs the ball. The clock has wound down. The BUZZER has gone off. The game is over. Terriers Chuck the ball into the stands. But you know it was ninety four ninety four. No the game not technically over. That's technical foul for Terry Rosiere. Who who then sees Chris Paul to the line hit a free throw the start? The overtime period the Hornets go on to lose in overtime. And then Terry Rozier fined twenty five thousand dollars for throwing the ball into the stands. He thought he was celebrating. GotTa check the score. Really Weird that that Throw came at the beginning of overtime. That's lucky lucky. Lucky like would the referees have the guts to say you know what technical foul right the fourth quarter to win the game that would have been bonkers. But yeah I guess it makes sense the Buzzer went. But I've never seen A. I don't think I've ever seen a free throw to start an overtime period just to clarify if you heard that. That was my foot squeaking on my chair. That was a chair foot fart. Not An actual part but Yeah it was shades of Michael Ruffin and Morris Peterson Chuck the ball on the air. And then Peterson got it. and knocked down the shot. Obviously that was an actual buzzer beater. I wonder if you're if you're right. It would have been zero point. One seconds then would have had to do the technical file during the fourth with quarter but just a very strange thing to happen. I can't remember that ever happening. especially like you see just looking around like what I just do. The ball in the stands. uh-huh not a big deal. You know we just won the game. Ninety four ninety four is not a win. Tough one for Terry all right. Let's move on to the tweet of the nate. Don't tweet over now took off. I said it's a non basketball one on and I met we're going to the. NFL for tweeted. A Nice Guy. I know I know. Maybe I'm in playoff mode here with the NFL. I don't know anything anything about the league and I know I'm sure you don't allow you out there. Don't care about it whatsoever. Except for the bills they're great Cheer on I guess so. Yeah other play Offs Offs Baby. Actually I've read. I read a preview of the buffalo bills. Going into Sunday's game and the game meant nothing because they had already locked up a playoff spot. That's weird stuff anyways Last night I watched impassioned speech from veteran charges chargers qb Philip rivers who may have just played his last game for the organization is Asian. Take a list I can say I gave it everything I had. I mean every week and maybe it means an interception on fourth and eighteen. When you're down because I don't care that it's going to say to interceptions options so you know I really don't I just like in quit so I think that I think that So many guys over fourteen ears and go to the locker room win or lose and that can say we're short. We thought we fell short. But or we won you know shoot. I couldn't try harder okay. A lot of great things about that speech. He's vs emotional. This could be the end of thirty eight year olds career. With the chargers. He's played fourteen. Years is there charges. Haven't put a good team around my read through tweets. But he's been obviously been great second. Good thing he kinda sounds like Garth Brooks. We didn't have garth brooks the top of the show so it's good to get in that accent right right now and the last thing. He used the word DAG government. which we don't hear too often uh-huh I never hear it? I rarely hear it. I just don't so hurt again. Jd and I wanted to wartime. That's a good. I think that's a very very good Drop if we ever squeezed that day. gummy just don't hear that too often. I was trying to think of an skeets. I was was really the leader of this guy but there is a show Fishing show is the only other guy I've heard say dadgum it in the last decade for me. It was my high school football coach. Who was from Tennessee? Much like bill dance. He was a Dadgum at Dag. NAB IT Kinda guy all all the time big Bobby Bennett. Not a great coach but a great quote cleaning respect that exactly. I saw somebody tweeting about out this speech last night there like Dadgum. It is exactly what you say if you have ten kids like Philip rivers. Yeah he's got a million he's gotTa keep it clean keep it clean keep it southern Dadgum it. I hope I see Philip Rivers on another team next year that I won't be watching but he deserves better than what he got with the San Diego Slash Los Angeles chargers. He's retired title. No no no no you may not be retiring. He may be moving onto another team. Oh this may be the end with the chargers. He hasn't said there's a chance he retired retires. Because he's thirty eight years old but he may go somewhere and hang on Joe Montana and the chiefs if you will think somebody should give them a starting job. I saw the dolphins ends are playing WHO's the former bill's guy Fitzpatrick Oh yeah yeah. He should take his job. Why totally Colin Kaepernick should take both jobs? Philip Rivers Drunk Filbert. He can have another job. Come to play for the bears man. Dan gumming up there all right. Let's let's get to our picking pay off. 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Because he's Taiwa skeets there at the the bottom mother standings but what do you think trae you're gonna go go with your boys and against skeets there. This is a tough one. 'cause I looked at the schedule tomorrow the balls don't play tomorrow so if I'M GONNA lose this month I would rather lose with the Bulls But then they're playing the bucks that's tough to begin with the bucks third game in four nights. It's maybe they're slacking. Maybe honest doesn't play. He's questionable right now but the problem is it seems like The Bulls have seven guys on their injury report. A lot of them are sick. I was in Chicago for the past week. It's actually nice there. It was like fifty to sixty degrees on Christmas Day. So these guys should be healthy. The big I'm not they finish for teaser. Lauri Markkanen shooting forty percent from three in December. He is questionable with an illness but I've heard he's been taking a lot of zinc getting that vitamin C.. Going he's playing and he's leading the Bulls to a seven point loss cover. I'll go with the balls of Louis I'd rather be with a team Audible sue thanks. Man Yeah I like it splits up on the The full screen the the graphic that we put on social media the show our picks. And it's a very strange line. It's already dwindled down to six and a a half and so yes. I'm guessing won't play but I assume that would be why everybody I think is on the Bulls right now because he's questionable and so that's why the line is shrinking which is really really strange. So it's GonNa come down could be tonight could be the end of it. I guess the the other person who loses night we'll have a chance to tie it up on December thirty first because we're back baby we're doing shows each and every night fantastic stuff. We will be back at the guys. I'm sure we'll be back very sued. Dude that's the word as so. Don't worry the team is still together. Just like the Clipper Browser. Take it away boys. 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September 8 Hour 1 Nuggets Recap | Rockies Only MLB Team to Take Series Over LA

"After or good afternoon northern Colorado. The whole show powered by PDC energy. So I don't have an official prize yet Colefax from our friends over a fresh coat painting painter South Platte we're working on it. We're working on it, but you're going to get the leg up here. So we are doing the first one to three. Wins the prize it's going to be sports, Memorabilia and The last two prizes are any indication of what this next one will be. You know you got the signed Ed, McCaffrey Football and the signed Philip Linzie Jersey. We've given those away. So go ahead and start getting involved today for top techs Tuesday presented by fresco painter. South Platte. Text three, one, nine, nine, six. That's the first advantage text line three, one, nine, nine, six. If you're new to the show. And you want to start getting involved. You GotTa Text K. Two three one, nine, nine, six, and we'll see what top text Tuesday holds force Colfax. It's official NFL. Week. Thank you Susan Carroll. You're wonderful. Beautiful Ladies appreciate that you have Houston. and. HOUSTON. Kansas City on Thursday is that right? That right man has this not just felt like the strangest I get it it's taught. But. This is just bizarre. The NFL schedule Houston to Kansas City on. Thursday it snuck up on us like. No nothing before I mean this, this proves the point Colfax that you have to have a preseason. We've argued about it. I've argued about it. I've gone back and forth I've always kind of been of the mindset we need one or two I. Think we need to we need two weeks you need a two week build up because you get into camp it's okay. With covert and all that stuff the reporters are out there like they used to be you're not getting the stories like you used to. I mean there's a lot of big news going on in the NFL today, and that's because we're in week one like you're hearing all these stories popping out. There's a game on Thursday. The broncos play on. Monday night football. Yeah, I yeah. Sure. Let's see the Broncos what is this Colfax they will allow. Fans. At Home Games starting September twenty seventh against Tampa Bay. At works out, doesn't it? So we can all see Tommy be. That part of the plan. So. We can't have fans on Monday night. Next Monday night. But in two to three weeks. You can fans. Changes, everything. Change I guess I guess the I guess the virus takes a little. Your Little Siesta little hiatus. So yeah, I think that's that's what makes perfectly perfectly good sense like this whole thing has right. So. I'm trying to figure out a fans are they allowing the stands? Like is it? Twenty percent fifteen percent I'm trying to download this. Get this article going. Governor Jerry polls is expected to announce the broncos will be allowed to host fans. At empower field of mile high starting with their week three home game against Tom Brady and the box. So I mean like, how is anybody GonNa ask that question today or was this yesterday? This was today Yeah I was at eleven forty Kyle. Newman released this of the Denver Post Who's GonNa ask the question at the press conference hey, why not Monday night? Well, you know we just want to give it another two weeks here. Figure it out. Some have already said, no, they're not having any at all Washington Las, Vegas already decided to not allow fans for the entire season. Kansas City are planning to distribute proximity sixteen thousand tickets for their home opener Jacksonville civic capacity of seventeen thousand. So is that what it's GonNa? Guessing, something like that, probably fifteen thousand. We'll see. How about that game last night. Nuggets losing to the Clippers in game three. Panel that that first period was awesome I mean he was just back and forth. Nuggets lost control though they lose one thirteen to one, zero seven they were outscored in the fourth twenty, nine to nineteen. Defensively, just really broke down. The clippers. Had it going I mean Especially late Paul George turned it onto a new level. He he had thirty two points hundred twenty-three. Leonard Wow. Did you see his block on mammary? Every soccer's these nicknames? The claw. He has one finger up and it blocks the shot that the longest finger I've ever seen now to be fair when Murray goes in for the dunk the rim it I mean it looked like he was gonna hit rim? Anyway. But Co. Leonard Little Finger is just sticking sticking their up top and blocks it. So it looks like he blocked it with finger. Quite, Leonard, to me is the most interesting man in basketball. But Michael Porter Jr. had a poster moment last night as well. They double 'em on the wing. Taking it. Off. How Dan likes that one. Final Seconds Eighteen Eighteen pointers T. and T.'s coverage eighteen points for porter. And Ten rebounds sell put backs. He's having on the offensive boards putting him back as he started to get into a rhythm. That's how he was built I. Mean he played he played great. He had some issues again defensively was lost a few times. His obvious losses there where you just. He's doubling up top, but you know there's a guy right behind him. He shouldn't be doubling in that at that point. It's GONNA come. It's GonNa. Come for him I see that he has all the tools. I really do. Joker. Had thirty two points. Twelve rebounds eight assists very close to the triple double. Where's your boy Colefax joe-marie Fourteen points? This is what you're getting. So I sound like a broken record. But I'm disappointed because I'm ready I'm ready to see him take the next step. And, that next step is consistency. You had your claim to fame. You Game Five, game six, you got all the fame, all the shoes all the highlights around you. The Post game fans going crazy for you. You're starting to become a household name. Well, that's because the national media was watching you in the bubble. And if they're watching you for what should have been eighty two games, then they're gonna see what where your weaknesses your weakness is that you cannot seem to bring it every day and I don't know what that is because why is it that Jamal Murray half the time and it almost seems like it's becoming half the time. He is aggressive. He's hitting missed a lot of shots to that happens. But. There's just there's times when he plays with, there's just a certain flow that you know he's going to have a great game. And then there's times when you can use. Okay. He's back down to Earth. You just average just a guy. Last night he was just A. He had fourteen points. He was to seven from three point land and five for seventeen, but it's not even the bad percentage that I'm talking about. There's just a look that he has. And he didn't have it last night. I I'm going to say tomorrow night. He's going to go off he'll go off I think the nuggets win tomorrow I think they keep Pushing. This thing I think there's going to be a game seven. I'm not really willing to. Willing, to say, the nuggets are going, win this series but. If they play like did through the that first period was was sensational. Really, most of the game was pretty good. It was that last five minutes of the game that just got out of hand got out of reach. And they have to find a way to tighten that up. They're. So my mind, this is why basketball so crazy you know in the in the in late in the first period, I'm watching this going. Gets might have a shot at this thing like a real shot at all of it. Beating the clippers in the series going on the Western. conference. Finals winning maybe winning a title like I. Really as I'm watching them play their offense was just moving so quickly and Gary Harris was playing well. I mean he was hitting three joker was firing on all cylinders who's playing great basketball. Jeremy Grant looked solid by plumlee comes in and looks good Michael Porter Jr. Montana Morris continues to evolve in maybe an underrated story. That we don't really talk about as much but Morris Great. So I'm thinking wow, this team has all the makings. Of A championship team. But then you see other things where they just kind of defensive stops Kinda like Michael. Porter. Jr... Border can look like the best player on the floor and then he can also look like he needs he should be lifting weights more he needs to get more aggressive. He needs to get better defense and I think that's kind of the nuggets right now. News Beverly Beverly really say the jokers making the REF's call real fouls? No Inter swearword here it's. It's. That they're that's their job. Yeah I. mean. I don't know exactly what he meant by that jokers making the REF's call real fouls. I thought the joker was was sensational in this game. He's to me. He's obviously back to being the best player. We asked that poll question. A week ago two weeks ago. Maybe. Has, Jamal Murray surpassed Nicole Yokich, and no the answer is now. On his on his great night's sure. Jamal looks like one of the best players, but we have yet it consistently in until that happens. We can't say that he's arrived anywhere because part of being a great NBA player. Is being able to. Not just turn it off and on to be on all the time. Dixon says, Brady let's not cherry coded. If Murray even plays an average game, they win easily last night and that's what's the problem with Joel Right now. Isn't this weird in the NBA you know last week were saying, is he the best player on the roster? This week were saying. I mean if he shows up the nuggets win, that is not a discussion you WANNA have okay. Colfax Malone the second clip can we play the second clip? Here's Mike. Now see I even think Mike Malone deviates there's a question specific about Jamal Murray. About his performance and I even think Mike Malone deviates and I think this is part of the problem listen. So there was a question asked think it was TJ McBride asked him. What did you think of Jamal's performance performance? He wasn't. Playing like he's up to his standards that we've seen in the playoffs and here's my balloons answer. Well, obviously, our defense wasn't where it wasn't game two. So now you're I mean they shot fifty five from the field. Scored one hundred thirteen points huge difference a now what that means TJ's we're playing against said defense. Now they can throw body after body at a Jamal Murray. They can put Patrick Beverley on Leonard Full, George and just kind of wear him down and so I think as I told my players going into this game understand why you win Y you lose we're five and five in the playoffs and I five wins defensive been great and five losses we haven't defended very well. So we have to get back to defending they help get some easy looks in transition before they can get set and you may get across match show once in a while but. Jamal has some wide-open looks and you can tell you starting to get down on himself, just trying to uplift him. We're going nowhere without Jamal Murray and his offense and I know you'll be better come gained four. So Mike. Malone answers that question. With our defense has got to be better. And I agree your defense has to be better but Wendy you start holding your superstar accountable he's your big money guy you're paying him like he's one of the best in the league. I think you have to in again he says it at the end but don't am I wrong on this. Doesn't it feel like he's kind of defending him a bit. Jamal wants to be better I don't know, and it's the NBA Players League. So it's Coaches aren't always hard on those guys but. This is the same song and dance. And in Malone is right they won't go anywhere without a special drummer. He didn't but you're right. Dixon he doesn't have to be special last night. He has to be good. You know he has to be just little above average in they win that game. Somebody to pick up in the fourth joker played thirty nine minutes who was thirteen twenty, four I love that Stat Line a love twenty, four shots from the joker. Three from three point line. I just I think that he when he's playing like that that's great but you need the one two punch. You even when Murray had that fifty point game, they lost to Utah. In one in whatever game that was. Joker wasn't there you know and that's that's the way lost so. You have to have it i. mean if the nuggets fail out here and they lose the series. You have to ask those questions. Okay. What? WHAT IS THE LONG-TERM PLAN? Is Murray always going to be this guy in wind? Is that Click does that switch? Because, I I've said it for years I believe he could be the best. He has the tools fifty percent of the time. It's true. Fifty percent of the time he's the he's one of the best league. The other fifty, he's just a guy. That is on the nuggets roster that's going to get you twelve fourteen points. Win Does he become not just a guy. When does he become consistent contributor for big big time numbers that that's the question that's. It's something he has to figure out nukes grant was good for about three and a half quarters. He was horrible. The last half of the fourth there's another three clink. The fourth was tough. That was tough. All around. Couldn't close it. Texter Murray not playing well had other guys taking shots. We really don't want them to take if we're counting on Tori Craig grant to knock. down. Shots where we're in. Trouble. Yeah I. Mean That's the that's the thing and this is why you should be excited about Michael Porter. Jr. The guy's gotTa get in the weight room though I think it just seems like he's. He's not a strong. That coming down the basketball that dunk was amazing. Right. But then he'd get a little pass down low and it just I feel like he's GonNa lose but he he played well played really well but there are some things he needs to work on. Some questions surrounding this team but I I do think the nuggets can force a game seven. But they have to be on it. Leonard is so good. I mean he is he worked so hard to get in there to get in to get his easy shots to get easy looks he's strong. And Paul George. You know when he does finally start to get into that rhythm, then look out. First advantage text line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six. We'll talk more about Mike Malone. We'll talk about the Denver Nuggets coming up. The rockies won the series over the dodgers over the weekend. Nobody has done. That is beat the dodgers in a series yet the rockies did it. No idea. I I, don't have I have no clue if this was a long season regular season. Then, I'm sure the ROCKIES would be at this stage. Yeah. They'd be really bad but there's somehow staying alive. So we'll talk about that the broncos have their depth chart out unofficial depth chart. We'll go through that a little bit today also Chasa. Putting their heads together maybe. Talking about potentially getting some football going in the fall. I don't know it's a possibility. We're GONNA find out. We'll talk more about that coming up twenty two time. This is the whole show powered by the energy. What is Mike Malone think of that final stretch that ultimately cost them game three talk about that next. Party northern Colorado's. Force thirteen ten KFI. The Block party days from four to ten. PM. Cone now. Weekdays at four on northern Colorado Voice. Thirteen ten KFI okay. This is Niko medved the men's basketball coach of the Colorado State Rams you're listening to the hall show thirteen ten Kfi. Quick Update no draft at the Windsor Mill Tavern. Tonight, we're going to online only are fantasy football draft. And pump for we're doing at five thirty. So those of you that registered signed up good luck. Those of you the didn't better luck signing up next year. I'm looking forward to it should be a blast. Just kind of a we were getting a couple of text back and forth with people not willing to to come out tonight and just with the weather and everything I mean we're gonNA plan to be there till eight thirty. So just made sense that we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA. Try something fun at the Windsor. Mill Tavern. When you know at some point couldn't really rescheduled this though because the season starts Thursday. So you don't want to be doing their F- Wednesday night and things are it's it's it's complicated Colefax. It's complex complex. Man yesterday was nuts outside wasn't crazy. Just like yellow out there. Cameron Cameron peak fire topped over one hundred, two, thousand acres era hundred sixty square miles. That was absolutely crazy. But they're saying that an inch of snow fell overnight fire officials did say in a facebook post Tuesday morning as an early winter storm. Transforms large swaths of Colorado from searing heat to near freezing temperatures. It was like a apocalyptic wasn't it? It was. I. Just had that feeling I'm looking outside it's snowing ash on my car covered and ash. And it's just a little like snow. I've never seen any. Have you ever seen anything like that? I have not no I've seen smoke in the air and it's bad and smokey sunshine and all that stuff but. This. Never ash raining down even in Greeley, like we're obviously further. Further East here the newer. Yeah, and now I've never seen that just the just how dark it was turned off all the lights in the house at like noon yesterday and it was like. It was like nine o'clock at night. It was crazy. It was. Yeah. It was It was. It was breathtaking in a bad way like Red Sun and all that and you know I just kept thinking about the firefighters hope they were all right. I can't even imagine I can't even imagine how. You get into fighting a fire like that like what does that look like? Where do you start? How can they tell how much is contained? You know they always say four percent is contained. How do you even know? Like over over the top like getting helicopters over, how do they even get close enough I. Mean You can't see. It I far better people than me are are doing. Doing difficult difficult work there, and we thank them for that. Definitely hopefully, the snow does something to. I haven't heard anything recently has. has died down a bit because of the snow as it hit up there. I'm I'm really hoping. So then it can at least give them the edge give them a bit of an advantage to get this thing out. First advantage text line three, one, nine, six, three, one, nine, six, so Mike. Malone was fired up on on. Friday. And I didn't know this. Players and everybody the to families that are able to to pop into the the bubble now. Coaches are not allowed. To have family members. Mike Malone went off and he said shame on. Shame on the NBA. Like. First off I just hate this day and age has become. We take it to the media to air out our frustrations about who worked for drives me nuts. But at the same time, why wouldn't coach able to have their family there if the players are assumed, they were guy I did too. I had no clue no idea I figured that once. Once. Everybody was. Going for and I get it as the players League but my goodness. The coaches can't have anybody. Can have their family can't of their wife, their kids none of that stuff. Are you kidding me Malloy was frustrated Do you think they're all just ready to be done. Like I Paul George as well documented hidden. He's kind of been struggling with depression a bit in the bubble, and then again that's no joke I mean it's It's it takes a heck of a man in my opinion to to admit that out loud you know and say, Hey, I I'm depressed here. This is not cool. 'cause we all get this idea and I'm not saying poor players I'm not I'm not doing that, but we do have this idea that it's Oh it's this resort and they get to play basketball. No, there could be much worse things that they're doing like overseas like fighting in the military right being in the military. But I think about it from my perspective, I could barely do a day away from Mike Family. Like are you go to work and I struggle? I can't imagine being was the sixty days he was talking about that on Friday Can Imagine. A tough. Deal. So I, there's part of me. That just wonders if they're all just getting frustrated and. Ready to get this thing done. Either way there's a giant asteroid next to it I. Think we've all determined that those of you the it's GonNa be hard. It's GonNa be hard fought, but they're going to be a little voice in the back of my head that says. Every game, the nuggets win or every game you know Houston wins is it because at that point that teams Kinda just like higher really in it? I'm not really in at this point. New says it's funny. Lebron. Said I didn't know that coaches couldn't have family in the bubble doesn't have to sign off on everything happens in the NBA. Why would coach not able to have family though in a player? Would it makes zero sense? Same reason the Broncos are waiting two weeks so We have to limit the people in here. It's just like honestly it's like choosing the businesses to be open. Now are choosing the people to get have people. You know what the players you can have some people. And and the coaches though no we're. We're not going to allow you to do that coach now come now. That doesn't make any sense silly. 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This has been the problem about the with the nuggets. Since Carmelo Anthony was gone. They. Don't have the guy in five minutes late consistently that wants the ball in his hands. As much as I think joker is tearing it up. It's it is more difficult for a big man like Nicola Yokich to. To to be the guy, you know he can't setup he can't is at the top of the key I mean he can't say everybody move out of the way I'm GonNa take this guy at one on one m and the drive down he can do that. He can we've seen him take a guy off the dribble it's very awkward and clunky he makes it work. But that's not what's going to. That's not a Goto. You're not going to say, Hey, give the ball to joker at the top of the key. Everybody clear ow isolation time, and let's go. It's not like Leonard Paul, George. Jamal should be that guy. Dixon says nobody wanted to shoot and crunch time even joker started to pass up shots. MILLSAP getting way too much playing time still tired of going to the basket and throwing hands up and falling down does anybody ended up on the floor more than him MILLSAP is. He makes them crazy shots and there's moments where he looks really good. But then there's times where it's like, why is he in this game right now? I. Don't again MILLSAP is not long for this this team I can't imagine that he'd be on this team next season. He will be a free agent. Yeah Mike Malone's had a few things that have been a little interesting again Tori crag is he that good defense to make up for his lack of of offensive production? I don't know about that one I mean zero points. So for two, he's not an offensive threat. I didn't play a lot last night, but I think he only played a few minutes but that was early on and they just decided. Though. We're not gonna go this route so. It's just it's crazy in in these playoffs I, mean, you'll see a guy like Tori Craig's start one game and play a lot of minutes and then, and then he's played six minutes in this game. Gary Harris looked pretty good for the most part. He's starting to hit some shots at ten points. It's about what you're going to get from him. Defensively he was, he was pretty good but they still had those moments in the fourth way they were just out of place. They just didn't look. They didn't look crisp. It wasn't like there when they got that last win defensively. That's that's what's going to carry them through their defense and you have to have your stars shine. We did our whole minute video available the whole show dot com. Talking about the stars And It's I know it simplifies it. Dan Patrick was making fun of it today. But. This is the NBA. Your if your stars don't shine you lose. And that's the thing. I. Mean I was I was chatting with somebody there was asking me when my thoughts on the nuggets and. You know what their real chances were. And the guy said. Which I think a lot of fancy as well. Isn't it? Really just about the NBA superstars if you have the best players in the League you should win right you should you should win. And that's not true. I mean, you look at the situation going on with the Milwaukee. Milwaukee was favorite to win the title one of the. Favorites. Anyway. And ought to Cuneo has had some some big games. But. Still, it's not resulting in those winds, which is why everyone's already wondering where he's going to go next I. Mean One game one. He had eighteen points, nine ten board nice stat line, not necessarily a a superstar satellite. So No, it's not as easy just to say the superstars Viva superstar you know if you have a superstar, they have to play like a superstar in for the majority of the series. If they're not doing it. Then, it's a giant waste of time. And that's where you see the nuggets now again I do believe tomorrow night seven o'clock I think Denver wins that game. I think we're going to this. This series is going to go back and forth a little bit. I don't know they'll have enough to win three games in this series but. I think they certainly even at up tomorrow I think Jamal. Goes. Off. Just judging his patterns and that's what I'm going off of. I don't know if it's a mental thing or what? But there's definitely a huge difference. Between Attack Jamal and Kind of passive missed a few shots. Now, I'm Kinda losing. I'm losing confidence. Denver looked so good in that first offensively just couldn't play defense though it was game too though that they looked. Almost, unbeatable man that's when I watch a game like that and I say, well, this team is destined for a few titles down the road. I. Event is text line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six. Is it is malone not able to get more out because we've. We've talked about this a lot that Nicole Yokich decides when it's time to score time to do this. Well now you have a situation and Jamal, Murray where. He's inconsistent. On Mike Malone? I mean some of that on this coaching staff. I mean just asking the question I love Mike Malone. But you have to superstars that are. jokers not really inconsistent as far as scoring said, he could play a bad game and scored twenty. He could always scores a quiet. I mean at thirty two points in this game. Sometimes it's louder than others but. We've talked about joker for three seasons now, really since he took over as a starter and started to become a superstar. We've talked about him and said Oh. Well, it's just on his time. He decides how this team's GonNa win even though this is the game plan. Mike Malone would say it in press conferences right? I wish he'd take about triple the shots in double the shots. Win as a coach. Do you stop being buddy and you start saying you have to take more shots? Jamal you have to be more aggressive. What is it GonNa take to get you to be more aggressive I want you to three times in the first period I. don't care if you miss it out care if your airball. I want you going at the rim? I mean win win. Do you start asking those questions about head coach? No I, don't think he should be fired. The questions. Last week if they lose in the first round of Utah, should he be fired I for one other than if it's a big deal outside of XS and Os? No, I don't think anybody should be fired at this time. I think it's like Wash Rinse repeat type deal although coaches getting fired because of it. But you you have to ask the questions and I think think Malone again, we played that clip for you. He's asked point-blank Jamal Murray's performance his response immediately after his we played poor defense. He I get it. You don't want to put it all on one player, but the question was asked that was one of the questions. Anyway. Here's Mike Malone on that final stretch when. When la? Really locked this thing in and they grabbed game three it was very similar to the end of the second quarter. You know we we had A. Double figure lead and they closed that second quarter on a twelve to two run. I take all momentum and making it a close came at halftime. And that fourth quarter twenty, three to ten. Even after that of fourteen to six run, we could not make shot. We. Will one for nine from three I believe for the fourth quarter, we have seven of twenty two from the field. And we had some really wide open looks at just didn't go down know Jamal had a very terrific might five of seventeen. Jamal German grant five of fourteen told the guys after you know if you're open shoot it, you know obviously stay Gresley look to attack. But if generated an open shot step into shooter with confidence so they turned up the pressure but to me the story of the game was transition game. One was one on one defense game to offense rebounding tonight the at Thirty fast-break points, which is unacceptable nineteen of those coming in the second-half. Unacceptable. Yes. It's unacceptable we but but it is acceptable because it keeps happening. The nuggets all season have been bad in the third period. Since Twenty Games the first twenty games they were great defense then after that. Not so much. Kim Michael Porter needs to play defense joe-marie needs to be consistent. Nicole Yokich needs to be aggressive. There's a lot of needs to. I'm just. Thinking today, there's a lot of responses from coach Malone and maybe it's the bubble. And he's getting he's getting to become kind of an activist to like he's talking a lot about the political landscape and. It is what it is. But I gotta say this it seems like there's a lot of unacceptable he's got. He's got. He's got. But when it's more than like one now, Yokich, that's a case study, right? Tara that's. We none of us can figure that out. But now certain at things are starting to add up. We played better. Defense Jamal knows he wants to be better than that. Paul MILLSAP. This guy we keep them in no matter what he's GonNa play twenty eight minutes GonNa. Play thirty. Michael. Porter Jr. Scott to play better defense. I'm I would love to be a fly on the wall. When when the coaches sit down with porter and and coach him defense, I'm not saying they're not doing that but. Time and time again, he just completely looks lost on assignments on defense. But offensively last night showed enough to say, yeah, he'll. He'll get it I think you'll get it. But his coach Malone getting the best from his stars is getting the best and I know that's a no no because all Denver media like nuggets media. I've seen some homers in my day but. Nuggets. Media. I mean although zoom meetings, they I mean they are. I get it. You love the Guy I. Love Him. He's a great guy. But. It's you do not want to call out Mike. Malone. Ask anything because they'll get you. and. I'm just I'm asking this question today is he getting the best from his stars on a consistent basis in? Is that all malone or is that on the players and when it's a collective group you start to wonder I'm not saying Mike Malone should even be considered moving on from the mio the nuggets moving on from him. No I'm not. I'm not even close to that. But I do think that coaches just like players can learn and adjust and he needs to learn and adjust. He has to demand more from his stars. I think we're. Getting. Tired of it. Jomo Murray cannot post fourteen points in game three. You have a chance there that was a chance to win that game. They had every opportunity there. Again, I agree with the text earlier if Murray plays even slightly better. They win. Says here Malone's loyalty. 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"Our today Colfax. One Hour. That's it. We got one hour. So top texters whatever well, not top textures but texters get at us now because we're stepping aside for Rockies, baseball coverage begins at one o'clock here on thirteen ten KFI. Have we enjoyed that man that's been a lot of. This, we know where the home of the actual like where the broadcast are created in. Denver but Colfax, you drive around this part of Greeley Greeley and even certain parts Collins. It's a little choppy catching it. So I've had a lot of great comments about people very excited being able to hear crystal. Clear. But rockies coverage in northern Colorado and apparently, I'm sinking chair today. So we got rid of it. I think they just like breakdown I don't know. I've had a record of every chair I is that Thing about yeah. Maybe talked to Yokich about how you Lose any pounds and then everybody gets mad at you for saying you've lost thirty pounds. Since that a bad thing. Boy Michael Porter Jr. is catching some heat today. I mean I I'm reading gone to Kevin Malone the office and like, wow, what Michael Porter Jr. said sounds like what I say on this show every single day and they're slicing him up and Denver stiffs Denver Steph. Know much about that outlet they're they're pretty much nuggets. Publication. I had a great for I. Don't know if you were here with me I used to have an insider from Denver stiffs on the program. His name is Nate Timmons where you here do not. So he was probably one of my very first insiders when I started when I took over the show by myself. He was probably one of my first insiders. So he was from Denver says Great. Guy Amazing and then he kind of had some other things come up in his life and moved on and it on nothing bad. But that was my big memory with ever since then I haven't had really an insider there will they posted this fourteen hours ago Michael Porter Jr. has more to say on Corona virus and it's not good. Put Journalism. Is sure interesting nowadays now again, there's always kind of been. There's there's radio guys that throughout their opinions and they can be. A little controversial and such. But then there's reporters that are there every single day covering getting quotes getting information trying not to interject all the time and I get it we're in a different world where newspaper outlets are trying to. Interject. More opinions and sway than just here's the facts of what we had. So the title of what they, what they tweeted out was Michael Porter Jr. has more corona virus and it's not good and going for clicks they're getting it today. So I mean. That part of the job mission accomplished but this is when you get to that it's day of already see what's happening here, Colfax they have already. started the narrative before you even click the article. So you already know that a trusted outlet I think Denver St Their blog site they're not like the Denver Post and Denver. Post can be controversial, right the tribune, the Colorado but they're more of a blog, a collective group, and there is some great guys brand doing a guy I know works there some excellent people are. So it's not really a knock on the writers. But and I know I, want to get to the rockies here to Colfax but. This is where we go. The show takes where takes US sometimes right. You've already kind of started this and listen we keep what are you keep hearing from this particular outlet to use your out, use your platform, use your platform, use your platform. So what the hell did Michael Porter Jr. actually say I'll go through it here. He was asked about Corona virus and this is what I really hate about what reporters do they ask about a controversial topic that is not basketball so They don't study these things. You know it's just like when the superbowl happens, what are you feel? What would you do if you had a gay team in the Locker Room with you? But. Your response is you're in trouble anyway because if you if you hesitate throw your little uncomfortable and of course, if you are animated about it, you're in trouble but no, the reporters they get off scot-free here. So we ask him about corona virus. And they were mad that he gives us something. So he says this Colfax. And you guys tell me if he's wrong you tell me if he's completely out of base off face here. said. No that's facts. I think personally I think the corona virus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda and it's being used for population control. Now, not that type people freaked out at that side but read the rest population control in terms of just being able to control the masses of people. Agree or disagree that's happening whether it's for the right right 'cause or not it's happening. He says I mean because of the virus, the whole world is being controlled I. Mean you're required to wear masks and who knows what will happen with vaccine comes out you might have to have the vaccine in order to travel. He says like that'd be crazy I never I've never been vaccinated in my life. I've never had any shots or anything like that. So it could get crazy but it's definitely an agenda behind everything that's going on right now. All you can do is sit back and watch what's going on don't get too emotionally involved but yeah, I mean it's a serious thing. It's a real real thing. But yes, it's being overblown. Anything, wrong with that? Sounds pretty reasonable to me. It sounds pretty reasonable. You know some people are saying, don't tell who's Karl Anthony towns that because he had his his grandmother's mother. Passed Away with this. He's not saying it's fake. He's also don't be careful. It is overblown. It is in many ways. It is in many ways. It's. Listen I've always said this. The truth is somewhere in between. Is there a real virus out there that we don't have a vaccine for? Yes. Is it putting a lot of people in the hospital? Did it put a lot of people in the hospital I it did. But your job is person should be to ask questions. You don't have to be a freaking doctor and when you hear somebody say, Oh, who made you a doctor? No I didn't I'm a human being man I can ask questions. Ask questions wake up today. If you're waking up now you're in trouble wake up, get out there and ask questions. It doesn't make person doesn't make you wrong. It doesn't make you wrong to have an opinion to say it's a real virus. Now, Michael Porter Jr.. They also lit them up for other things that he's done here. This is what the media also likes to do is we're all about forgiveness and by but. If we don't agree with yes. Narrative. Let us flip back and find all of the things that you said that we disagree with I'm very disappointed. I will say that very disappointed in Denver stiffs today. Because this was an interesting take when you are allowing everybody else to talk about their agendas, their roles, their ideas, their views on everything. But and you ask the question you just didn't like the answer. You know he's GonNa give fifty men. He's going to give you the answer you want or he's going to give you the answer. You don't. You don't need to create the narrative right off the bat. How many times have I said guys like Kyrie Irving, listen I don't agree with him but hey, that's his thing. The world's not flat though I mean. Seems to be like it's proven Colefax. How do you now? I guess I've never really traveled the world. Even if you did it still what? Yeah. Yeah that's true. So I'll just flat. Out The pictures from the satellites instead stuff. All right. And that's hey, that debate satellite picked those are all fake. So everything's faking. Okay. I guess it makes sense to me. They went on and talked about it and said, Hey, country with one hundred and fifty thousand dead from Corona virus. It's hard to imagine the idea of being of it being overblown but MPG is not alone in his thinking there are numerous youtube channels devoted to calling a conspiracy. which reaches round forty percent of the markets. Nice saying it's a conspiracy is it overblown? Is it overblown that we can have protest and that's fine. But you're governor tells you that you're stupid dopey stupid Colorado and it's like wait for going into a bar. I'm stupid. But for gathering thousands in downtown Denver I'm. I'm righteous I'm good. I don't get and that's where we're going. Hey, no this seems overblown. If it was that terrifying if it was absolutely terrifying, we would be imploring people today stop gathering, take your social justice in a different way do your social justice things in a different way folks stop gathering like this but have you heard once have you heard of wants from the governor? Says political as I dare to get here. But I'm just saying when people say it's overblown. It's also because they've seen inconsistent news reporting every single day. And I think that's okay and I just got some breaking breaking news here Colfax. From tanner twin. Noko. Now. Softball. High. School softball is ago Chasa just announced this moments ago. Chasa saying softball is in fact ago, goosebumps a little bit here. No word on football or volleyball yet but but softball go and again, thirteen ten k stay with us. We're the voice of preps radio. So we're going to be figuring out what to do I. Hear we're going to be doing some golf too. I am I'm actually really excited about that I don't know how that's GonNa work but I'm pumped. So that's where we got on that side. So I just I think it's you need to be responsible Colfax. I am not one of those guys that comes out and says it's all made up by the government that the kitchen and I don't believe that now. How is it virus virus begin? I don't know there are a lot of conspiracies out there. We got the bat thing is that a real thing? Did it actually was it in a bat was tested in? Bat. At this point, you heard that though. Yeah, that's what everyone was saying at the beginning of this created A. Real close to these where they were selling bats. And then broke something bad movie, Right The thing broke open in the back God it and then went out and got somebody and then. Glover now again. Don't believe everything you read ask questions. But again, if you see inconsistent reports every single day and I'm sorry but governor police, you're being inconsistent you are being inconsistent. I don't I'm talking about the blue lives matter protests, the black lives matter protests the concert that was that they had was in Fort Lupton. Hudson Yup Again, there's a way to be consistent with all of this and say, Hey, shut the bars down and then you're going to be mad at the concert and Hudson than we gotta be mad about the protests to we have to stay consistent here. So when people when when police is don't be stupid any references a concert. But he's not referencing a protest. That's when you need to take a step back and say ha. Why that's all I'm saying and for Michael Porter Jr. to say, Hey, feels like some of this stuff is kind of us towards agenda. It kind of feels like that. Now, they did go on outlined the fact that Michael Porter Jr... said to pray for the policemen that killed George Floyd said to pray for him. Because he clearly has some demons in it. He's clearly a good dude and he was ripped to shreds for that. That if you're Christian, you read the Bible kind of what you're supposed to do but because it doesn't fit your narrative. You know it's It's a tough deal man and so I feel for you MPG. I. Listen. I am still even with Michael Porter Junior I don't WanNa see MPG pop out before a game to work on his platform stuff it's still basketball game but he was asked and I've said I've said this for years right with capital you can do if you're in your press conference room you're media room and you're ask questions about the by all means answer and take advantage of the opportunity But. When it comes to thrown on that uniform and getting out there and playing you go out and play. So I'm going to stay consistent with my argument I agree with Michael Porter Jr. at least. Entertaining the notion WHO's wearing a mask mind you. He's doing everything he's told, but he's entertaining the notion. Then maybe some of this is a little interesting still a little bit. Awful. In that. But. I. Don't I also don't need to see him where t shirt before the game tips off on Saturday that says, this is all overblown. Don't trust the media. Like to stay consistent with it because I think it's basketball time once you get that uniform and you step out there and we turn on the TV and the game is officially started they let's get to it. The pre-game is start. Let's get to it. But I'm just a little disappointed today. With with how this was how this was painted this morning. I avenge text line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six. Now they went on to say, this is an US saying it's shut up and dribble moment as much as please do not believe you to conspiracy theories over scientists. He ever said that. He never said that diddy that he wants quote anybody did wants say I watched a by a bunch of Youtube channels and this is have developed my opinion they do that ever? No he said that it Kinda looks like they're it's overblown in some ways I. believe there's a virus out there. Believe it or not. There's a lot of people that feel the same way. As if One's wearing masks doing all the proper precautions. Business owners and I know Colfax I'm out in the community talking to business owners they're doing everything like and then some. But then you know some of them might let it be known. Hey, this is ridiculous. Don't tell anybody that. Nineteen minutes after the how about the Colorado? Rockies facts? I, would say the as were. May I talked to drew Goodman about this yesterday maybe the third best team in baseball CBS sports had them in the top five. The catch at the wrong with the right time with Mingun. This rockies team though three and wanted to start I'm thirty five wins away from my prediction I'm feeling great about that. They're playing at one forty today right here on thirteen, ten K.. So you don't have to worry about it. Listen. While you're at work, we're GONNA talk about that coming up next a big big. Game. Brian. Shaw. Is doing what all pitchers do when they leave coors field they blame the field let's talk about that and so much more coming up next is the whole show powered by PD, energy short time today were off at one o'clock we're GONNA send it over to Rockies pregame coverage but stay with us for now don't go anywhere we'll be right back No cone now. Weekdays at four, another in Colorado's voice. Thirteen ten KFI. K.. This is your UNC bears basketball coach. Steve Smiley and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten. KFI. May Go bears. Mats are coming alive Colefax. They're coming alive for the rockies they win eight, two, three over the Oakland. A.'s three in a row now for the rocks and thirteen hits and boy did did same hilliard get a hold of this one? Ball high the Air Deep Right Center field take a good look. You won't see it from all seven hilliard at struck and rockies lead at three to what? Hillier gets his first home run of the season and everybody was getting involved last night David Doll had a hit trevor story had one black men with two hits last night. Yeah I guess last night. Does getting involved in RBI to put in Trevor Story home. Murphy getting involved rhyming man had two hits Goodman said yesterday he was off to a little bit of a slow start but you got to think that's going to pick up top had two hits Hillier to its walters had a hit. Everybody had a hit in the lineup isn't that crazy man? and. Then on the other side for this rockies team, you have Antonio Sends Itala five innings, which is not bad at all your fourth guy in the rotation, he only allowed six hits. He did give up two runs gets out of a shaky position. In that what? Third Third. inning. And then he had something go wrong in the fifth but other than that pretty darn sharp, and then your bullpen comes out and gets back to work you have. Kenley. looked. Pretty good. You had barred again that story continues to I. Don't even think that's a story anymore the story is that he's he's not bad I mean he did allow run their earned run but this is so far so good for this for this bullpen, they're not letting anything break away and again. You're up eight to two going into that that seventh air. WAS IT Yeah. The seventh inning and he pitched two innings. You have a lot of freedom behind you there with with the five run lead or six run lead. So you're feeling pretty good. So in this situation, they found a way to get it done. Beat the Oakland A.'s Estevez came in and pitched an inning and was sharp to. I mean right now it's getting better every single game. And you've got to be thrilled with what you're seeing with this rockies team. You know I mean it's a it's a group of guys that. Some of them are big names over very, very young. But they're all starting to put things together and man you gotta like what you're seeing. Again they start at one forty here, we got the pre game coverage coming up at one o'clock here on thirteen ten KFI. And now you go and see what you got against Against this team today again, the Oakland A.'s were projected to be damned good. This year you know they were they're supposed to be good and listen they're still going to be good I mean you get a good pitching matchup to and that was you know that's what you WanNa see as well. When you can get rockies have had a little bit of luck to Kluber was supposed to go against them on Sunday and then he gets hurt her kind of shaky again. So Marquez going to the mound Mandis, go to the mound for the as you're back to your guy, you're back to your ace. So boy. If the ROCKIES can. Get to this point where they're four and one. To, Start and sixty game stretch and beating team like listen I think the Rangers are going to be an okay team I. Think they're going to be a playoff team depend you know again because of that. Does make sense with the sixteen sixteen team format but you then you beat the as that the as were you know after the first three games again, the projections didn't really change. They were top five baseball team. So you gotta be feeling good. Offensively look at this they went zero on Friday. They went three runs on Saturday five runs on Sunday eight runs on Tuesday and four games in your pitching has held up. I mean that's what seven runs in four games. That's amazing. That's great and then your home on Friday and San Diego. So if you take care of the as you already split the series. Take care of the as today you're bringing a four one record home. For Home Opener which Cardboard cutouts. We'll be happy to see that. Happy to see everybody. I don't know how. I don't know what Homefield advantage does I mean obviously the pitching thing. Has Brian Shaw comes out in the Denver Post Patrick Saunders put this together Brian Shaw now pitching for the Seattle Mariners. Blames Coors Field and Denver's mile high altitude said I got there and the sliders didn't work. It didn't matter what we did. We tried to tinker with it. We try to change we try to do different stuff and just basically fell by the wayside. So basically, I became a cutter primary pitcher with kind of a little cement mixer slider that didn't really do anything I think that attributed to a lot of the adverse results that I had stemming from what we tried to do other things to create that movement on slider and create different stuff in the mechanical side, which then kind of just messed with everything a little. It's just kind of snowballed from there. Listen. People read that instantly and they WANNA get they WANNA get upset Oh. Yeah. You want to just blame he's want to blame coors field is what all these pitchers do. Listen it is it is a struggle it is harder to pitch a coors field. Can it be done? Is Not been I mean you have to guys that have been like really really good pitcher. Tori. Villarosa one of those guys but I mean, where does he rank as far as really great pitchers outside of the rockies. So you do have to have. You do have to have that discussion, but I've always said this if you can't pitch at all and nobody wants to pitch here. Then what are you doing? Maybe they just shouldn't have baseball. I. I don't know I. Don't know why Shaw's going all in on this and the now's the time does sound like sour grapes but this is why kyle freelance attitude he's a Colorado kid and he's like, no, I want to change that narrative. Now he had a hard time of it last year but so why Kyle freeland pitch so well. And his first year why could John Gray pitch so well, two years three years ago and then okay last year and Marquez I mean, why are we? We are seeing success. And we also have to say this, the rockies just haven't found. I mean. Not, a lot of pitchers leave the rockies and go on to be absolutely amazing pitchers too. So you also have to look at that at amount of was a pretty, damn good closer. Wasn't he? He was good. He's a Yankees doing the same thing. So those are all things to think about I. Think we're GONNA sidestep here, catch Mark Johnson again, we're only on for another thirty minutes today we're jumping over for rockies coverage northern Colorado's home. Now for the Colorado Rockies, this is northern Colorado voice thirteen, ten cave gay. Let's get the latest on the local sports flash. Hey, this is Ryan Koenigsberg broncos beat writer for esn Denver and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten KFI K. 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And I, and this is where I feel for the players on all sides of this, the Lebron James of the world the Michael Porter Jr. is now. Reporters are digging for more than especially now they're digging for more than they've ever done. Should port what reporter of said. Sh. Sh mean I've always mostly I've taken the especially on social media. I've taken the route of Hey I'm talking sports we're going sports here now the last six months that is certainly intertwined more than I've ever seen in the history of my life. If MPG would have just said no comment. Yes. About today or not? And should he probably went there I don't know probably you know the using your platform is is ridiculous. It does get annoy I am annoyed of it. It drives me crazy but I will say this he wasn't using platform it's not like he was trying to skew anybody in what he said. He all he said was, hey, I I kinda just feel like a little overblown but that wasn't like we need to change. You know like all these players that are saying that can we gotta do this? We gotta do this do this today and. So got all the football players say where these pictures masks so we can wear these with a picture of helmets like that's pushing. That's using your platform and pushing whatever it is. You believe in wrong or right? Puerto wasn't using his platform. He was asked a question and he answered it. Didn't tell people agree texture tiger. Woods and Michael Jordan stayed quiet on issues for a long time and it did them good. Yeah I mean I would always go that route if I were a professional player I mean I I would you know different some on the radio and I talk about these things but typically I stay pretty much within the sports the sports guidelines, sports, lines, right there are political stories. There are personal stories that come out once in a while especially with the corona virus situation but it's hard not to write in this assist situations hard not too hard not to at least support business owners that are getting rocked these last few months. So I feel like it's somewhat of a duty to say a few things about them. But other than that no I'd stay pretty true to the sports side and I respect and these athletes whether I disagree or agree with just a been a sports guy my life. Well. Yeah. I would probably be more like. That I would probably be more inclined to say I'm not going to know what it's crazy. All going to do the right things and I hope the businesses are going to be alright. You're you're you're not going to achieve anything with that I'm sure but I don't think PJ's worried about it I think he needs to worry about playing defense. I mean you said it like you go into these press conferences and you're prepared to talk basketball and then they throw corona virus you. Now they're trying to blow up his whole population control statement, which was not read the comments. It's how it was meant snow not how it was intended. New says if Lebron if this was Lebron, saying this nobody would say anything. I mean you would you get the other side going holy cow that was a one eighty Lebron was the first one though if you remember when this all started said, we're not playing basketball fans. Number that at first started he said that's ridiculous. No, we're not playing without fans changes to pretty quickly because the NBA said WanNa lose money. And Lebron was pretty quiet on that site. What rock has shaw lived under it's not like the altitude just starting started to be an issue when he started pitching here. Yeah I mean that's the thing like Shaw's comments in the Denver Post or certainly interesting. You Know Flying Flying Dutchman speaking of rocked go rockies. Sixty Games perfect to sneak our first division title. Yeah and with sixteen teams getting into the playoffs, the pressure to get in is you have to get in. Human I, said, yesterday they're going to blow this thing up. If they don't. There's going to be big changes coming. But so far. So good man, this is a fun team. We. Don't know where we're going to see this. You know usually sixty games. It's not bad for the rockies. Sixty Games. Dare I, say put them close to the division. I just can't see what they do with the dodgers and how that would actually look. But because I mean the dodgers to me are just They're far and above everybody. Somebody tweeted out the other day and wouldn't it be crazy if the rockies win the world series and we can't have a parade. Because like that's the nuggets I, don't know. Who Do you think is a better chance. Overall a win a title in the next twenty years or in the next lifetime, right the nuggets are the rockies. Probably, go the nuggets have a better chance. Because the nuggets have been to the Western Conference finals twice the rockies have they been to a world series, but that's as that's it and they've been the only five times. So if you WANNA look at history to make that argument, YOU'RE GONNA. Say The rockies have a bad history altitude apparently is rough on pitchers. So their altitude hurts them the nuggets, altitude helps them win right because you have players saying the opposite when it comes to playing in Denver so Wouldn't that be crazy the rockies, the team of the four of the big four probably every year they start the most unlikely to win a title would say or at least never the most likely they're never the favorite. But they somehow win it this year and it's the one time you can't gather for A. Man It would be nuts. You remember October several years ago and this this place was crazy. Right. Now, the dodgers three and two though Colfax. Four Games in for the ROCKIES and five for the dodgers the rockies are above but say, Diego's also for one. And they're going to be good. But the rockies are of the dodgers four games how about that? Man? It's really exciting. I tech slide three, one, nine, nine, six. Is. Von Miller our power to play sports poll question of the day. Is Von Miller. Still, an elite pass rusher is he still this? Guy Miller. Fast that they don't have the answer. The panthers third and ten becomes. Gotten the balls out. Recovered by the League Jackson for the touchdown was gone Miller with the Strip sack. A meeting here of the first and second picks of the two thousand eleven draft Newton I, Miller Second, second, and eleven. Scott the completion, no incomplete. How about that? Von Miller the pass rusher taken a wide receiver down field because the pressure nowhere to go. Newton's down at the twenty, two wolf and Miller. Thirty. Nine. Rushing four comes out of the hands of Newton, it's on the ground and still on the ground picked up by teaching award at the four. Yard line. Did it again out of one hundred, the NFL's top one hundred. Colefax give me a random guess you won't be wrong on this. You'll be wrong but you. Won't be like Oh, my gosh. What how where do you think he was ranked in the NFL? Top One hundred list came up already look. You killing me I didn't think you dig that up you dug it up to. Funding these Fon Taj clips that popped up twenty-six no-one normally he's in the top ten. Yeah. I was to say it's interesting because it was like two years ago he was number two I think. It was was he ten? He might have been ten and this year. It's kind of interesting to see that. Yeah wasn't thrilled. He wasn't. He wasn't mad. He just was kind of like, Hey? Landed on twenty six. But for the knife time in his career, he has been in the NFL's top one hundred list. As a prestigious I mean there's a lot of what is their fifty three active players on every team so I mean, that's still. That's still pretty damn good list just to crack that top one, hundred you doing some ass math. What are you laughing? What are you mapping thirty? How many teams are the thirty thirty, thirty, two, times fifty three yeah and that's active players. So it's almost seventeen hundred players. Yeah. So being top one hundred is pretty respectable. Dang that's quick math by you. You know top half of percentile yet is. That's way up. Even, cracking the top one hundred. Great cracking. The top thirty is pretty good. You know. And especially at his age, he took to twitter to announce. A personal challenge to come out hungry. This upcoming season proved that he deserves to be higher on the two thousand twenty list is not going to play Informa- case on why I should be higher. The broncos linebacker said I'm just going to bust my earn and play the best I can this year? I mean, he's at eight time pro bowler but there's no question. He's not at that level all those clips you're playing, of course from Super Bowl fifty and. You know we've seen. We've seen a lot of great moments from him over the years that he that were in the play offs maybe just regular season Games but. Is the elite now. Do you think that when you look at the top pass rushers and league. Look at these guys like Chandler Jones or guys that can just get after the quarterback. I mean more of a linebacker there but guys that just have a nose. For getting to the quarterback, is he one of those guys anymore Cameron Jordan Joey Bosa Shaq Barrett is now ranked higher than him according to CBS Sports Dot Com isn't that? Isn't that make you kind of kind of guy inside a little bit. Is he one of those guys right now Daniel Hunter. sedaris Smith. Khalil Mack still analyst Nick. Bosa the both the two boasts in the top ten. How about that for a family? And my two sons are the top ten pass rushers in the NFL. Things about time for daddy both retire. You got another one and get the TRIFECTA in their. Easy one of those guys anymore. I mean you you just don't. You don't hear it anymore. You don't hear like number one. T. J. Watt. Is getting a lot of praise from his season. Now they're saying, Hey, he's better than Jj. He was thirtieth pick overall in seventeen but he's gotten better every season he went from seven sacks to thirteen to fourteen and a half last season. He forced eight fumbles he only twenty five years old. So I mean he's disturbed myles Garrett got paid. He's good channel Jones Camera Jordan. Is One of those guys is he an elite pass rusher anymore and don't give me the whole he could be I saw that already he could be no easy right now. Is Von Miller an elite pass rusher at this stage in his career. No. He's not. Is he still worked the contract. Well, the contract is the contract I mean you signed it when he was worth it. now. I do believe that you have Bradley Chubb Paired, with him for a full season and you have a better offense that's not always putting a defense bad spot that maybe you could see von Miller put together a great season. But I can't look at that list and I love von Miller I'm rooting for it and I still think he could have a ton of sacks this year. But I don't think he's elite when you compare him Shaq Barrett was a man possessed last year. I mean undrafted dude out of Colorado state plays like that. He was good as I five years but he in Tampa Bay he had nineteen and a half sacks last year he's only getting better. I don't think has von ever done a nineteen and a half sacks season I'd have to look at that. He's a damn good player. Is. He is he with those guys anymore is Vaughn up there with the bozos twelve, forty, nine, the time we'll take a break that has our power to play sports question of the day you guys let me know is he elite think about that is von Miller elite is the top five he top ten if he's not top-five. Barely top ten then he's probably not elite. Could He. Still. Be. There's chances. But right now, the answer is no. Rockies baseball is right here on northern Colorado's voice thirteen, ten Kfi K.. This is Brian how Colorado Buffaloes beat writer for the Buffs Zone and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten. KFI. Don't forget at one o'clock. We have rockies pre game coverage. On your new northern Colorado home for all things Colorado rockies to see if they could take this two game series here before a day off and then. Back. Home home for the first time this season. So we'll see what they can do again the game starts at one forty here first pitch at one forty. Keep. It here, thirteen ten KFI K for all and then after the game, we'll send you over to our block party. The nerd show I think preps mid week will be preempted because of the rockies game of the nerd show Brew Talk. knickknacks in fact is of the movie. So it's fun night of programming Funday of programming Colfax I have a twenty dollar gift certificate to Windsor, mill tavern during the newly remodeled historic Windsor Mill on Main Street. It's your be your new favorite spot in northern Colorado. handcrafted cocktails and all encompassing beer list wonderful selection of whiskies. Let's go car number four on the first advantage hotline nine, seven, three, five, three, thirteen, ten, caller number, four, nights seven Oh three, five, three, thirteen, ten, get yourself a twenty dollar gift certificate to the Windsor Mill Tavern. We're live from the article Asian specialist studios and Marquez who had a great performance on Friday. And didn't they didn't win because of that. They, just could not get the bats rolling, but it was an absolute great performance by Marquez. You put him up against a tough team in Oakland. This should be it should be a hell of a game. Last night I was I was wondering about this. You know, Mingun. not a great starting pitcher was going to be more of a bullpen guy but he gets the start to go up against sends Tele last night and. Since. He was pretty good and then the offense certainly came alive and I mean, the bats are there. This is a very talented group of hitters and I do think that over time you're just going to see more of the same, very excited to see what these hitters can continue to do now if you can just have the pitching. Continue to resemble what they put together the last four games. and. Starting a really pitching has been overall great in every game even that Friday game I text line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six we'll be back at it for a full show tomorrow. But we're excited way we're okay stepping aside for those rockies and for those of you that are at work, you can't get off you can't get out and watch the game. We have you covered all season for these games especially but this is when it pays to to keep it here on thirteen ten K of K. we're looking forward to see if the rockies can win this series they've already got a split. That's the good thing playing with House Money Marquez going to the mound though and see if he can keep that going. Follow up that wonderful performance from the other night. All right that's going to do it for us. We'll be back at it on a Thursday for another Thursday night special seven, four I'm feeling great about it. Feeling unstoppable tune in find out who pick tomorrow. Good night northern Colorado.

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February 17  Hour 2  Jokic Amazes in Boston, as Nuggets Fall Flat | Broncos 1st Rd. Draft History

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February 17 Hour 2 Jokic Amazes in Boston, as Nuggets Fall Flat | Broncos 1st Rd. Draft History

"How can it be frustrating watching as our vote told us the other day the most popular athlete in pro sports in the state of colorado shine nightly basis. How can how can watching or colfax listening to this. Be frustrating for us to get some scoring good pump fake throws at yokich for three. That's take that full. His eighteenth point here the first active yokich kinda tried again turned shots go. Oh my the oh kitsch long-range again. That's good and under the yoke at your puts a bed for his third point coverage their course. Courtesy of altitude. There's chris marlowe on the call. Joker finished with forty three points. Five assists six rebounds. Two steals plus minus. I had a plus two as frustrating. Because you look around. Murray had twenty five twenty five. I'm always talking about those other stats though colfax. Well he had nine turnovers and point guard. I mean he. He murray was engaged scoring-wise last night which i liked to see if they could get him there. This is the thing. This is what i'm talking about on a daily basis on this show. I want to be right about murray. I said it. I see it. Last night i saw other than the turnovers murray was in that strike now mode you know. He made some headlines last week when he said we're tired of trying just to survive. It's time for us to punch or punch first time. I strike first. Okay like that. Murray's got to bring that mentality hit six boards and six assists in stills. So i mean take away the nine turnovers and i'm talking. Wow that's the helping needs. But for every good thing he'd do he'd have a couple of turnovers and roller pretty costly now. This isn't about me. murray was the second guy. where was everybody else now. Faulk who composite. I don't care who you are always since like. i'm just cussing I don't care if you that dumping is fun to watch. I tweeted that before. And you guys come at me. Oh he's fun to watch people blow by all the time. Can you guys realize. Let me say he's rocky. He rook he played overseas. He's an older type rookie but he's an nba rookie. The nba is much different than the way they play over where he was no question about it and he even said he wanted to thank his teammates for being patient with them as he's adjusting to this style of it is it's a different style here. He had fifteen points and eight assists so he was okay but the rest michael porter jr. Oh for eight zero points. Colfax hit seven rebounds three assists. Are you given up on porter when you watch him. When he's not scorn thirty just doesn't what is it just doesn't look the part even when he scored thirty or like how did he. How did he do that. And that's what's so a magical about this guy. His career so far is so absolutely entertaining. I find myself just watching him on the floor. And that's when you when jokers on the floor. There's magic happening out there and it's great. I mean this an up and down thing with joker it's just it's just flat out magic. You got a seven footer. Colefax sixteen twenty three member. How much. I complained when he just shot the ball fifteen times last year. You know seeing that anymore. Three for five from three point line. Eight for eight from the free. Throw line six boys. He's doing everything right now. Some think again. The body language between joker importer joker towards porter. He does look bit annoyed. And i asked mr dempsey about this. And we'll talk to him tomorrow about. It does look like he's a bit annoyed more so with porter's mistakes than anyone else's but there's a difference between porter's mistakes and barton's mistakes who didn't play last night and murray's mistakes and composites mistakes micro greens mistakes even the rookie. Zeke najji and rj hampton mistakes. There's a difference. my coach. I coach a lot on the show at coach steven great dude. He wants said. I'm not going to yell at you for physical state. You can't guard a guy because he's faster than you bigger than you stronger than you bucket. A yell at you if you can't score because you just don't have that ability. I'm not going to yell at you. I'm gonna yell at you when it's mental mistakes when i know you're just not thinking when i know you you you suddenly you're getting a showboat mode and you're forgetting the play and you think you can take a guy one on one when you're not even setting it up porter gets into this mode both defensively and offensively. I just think he forgets his assignment. He sees the ball creeps away from his guy. All right i'm playing off my guy. They teach you to do that. The ball gets closer and he just completely loses it. The idea of a good offensive basketball team is to penetrate deep into the basket. So that when the defense sucks up onto you you you pass it away. You find an open. It's his elementary. it's the easiest thing. They teach him basketball furious. Stud you try to penetrate to the basket. You suck in defenders so that somebody's open on the nba doesn't work like that. People say the nba are bad. They're bad defenders. I yes sometimes. That's true but i also say that the damn good offense a players guys can make make shots with hands in their face like you wouldn't believe this is what they do so getting a team to just lose their guy because oh this guy's dribbling up against me i got i got i got to leave. My guy. got abandon ship. Because jaylen brown's penetrating and i gotta get up on well boom porter. Does this more than anybody. I see in the nba. He leaves his man wide open. He forgets his assignment whether they're playing in a short zone for a moment whether they're in man to man he completely loses where he's going to be and then when he's not delivering offensively he is a liability. Do you want him in late. And he wasn't in late last night. I don't know at that point. He just throw them in and you hope it can be one man comeback machine. Because that's what he's on the team for. He's in a weird slump and when he's not scoring he's a bad player because he's not a good defense player he has his moments on d. but it just doesn't look like the queue is quite there for mpg so now a lot of people talking about trading porter jr. Well now you're not. What are you gonna get forum. You're not gonna get anything form right now. Dixon says murray turnovers were huge. Reporter can't go basically scoreless in. I had a shot. If he hits just a couple of those key times the game might have been different. Boston kept hitting shots when they needed to denver. Justin you're right. Denver had moments. I mean the they came all the way back to tied it up Then boston kind of goes on a run there but the but where are we with mpg. Fun guy to watch when he's role but he's just colfax he's just so out of touch with what's happening. I mean okay. Watch jamal murray. Who i think we would all say an average defender or nobody's gonna say that he's defensive player of the year but nobody says he's bad just watched the difference. Though hel watch barton who we've all talked about being an inconsistent piece to this puzzle for years to for years now. There is a difference watch. Rj hampton watch. Zeke najji rookies. Watch them play defense. They might not always be in the right spots but they don't look utterly and completely lost. I saw. I saw a tweet about this. The other day that was that was basically to play bad defense. You either don't wanna play defense or you. Mentally are just not focused enough. that mentally. Not focused enough can mean a lot of things that you're not grasping the you don't grasp you know wind a hedge out into show. When did when did help ball when wind cave down toward the hoop and get into the pain it. You just. don't get those concepts you don't get the flow of the defense or you just flat out. Don't know where supposed to be or you forget. There was one great defensive moment. Denver's all over the place and puertas find his underneath the basket wide open. I mean that's the easiest thing you can do or you just don't want to. I caught something colfax. And maybe what happens when your teammate falls down pick them back up yeah what. If you're like from meaty a little distance and i fall down pretty hard. Are you walking toward me or you kinda doing a little bit of help me help me up little job job right. Yeah cut this last night. Composite goes down dude. If you watch the nuggets composite was probably the hardest worker on floor. The guy just works. That's a lotta respect falls down pretty hard. He's pushing himself up. I see porter walking toward him. His whole hand out composite looks up kind of like an bouma. Just pops up and porter gives them a high five. Whatever it's a little thing i know but it's like i just don't see this booth with porter. I don't see this like you know. I'm going to run over there teammate. Oh i'm gonna go when i grab this rebound on smacking it and i'm holding onto that basketball tights. Nobody's getting when i go to the hoop. I am going freaking hard. Which means i'm either going to don't get in your face or i'm getting dunked on or i'm getting i'm getting blocked or i'm getting fouled and the ball just kind of did you see he's right by the ram he goes up to late up. It just falls completely over the other side of the rim. Just not strong so i mean those are little things that i'm noticing and again running over to help your teammate out. I mean that's sports. That's that's helping your team. Then just kinda of he's the only guy close to him and clearly. I know it's weird. I don't know maybe. I'm making too much of it but it's just a little thing that i'm catching them. Just like is porter like even on his worst nights. I wanna see the hustle pickup composites. Why set composite so fun to watch. The guy could be. Oh for eight. He just physically can't keep up with a certain offensive player going down swinging. He's constantly got his hands up. he's constantly looking at his head on a swivel. He's jumping he's trying to intercept a pass. I mean he is putting energy out. And i'm telling you if porter could get some of that some of that own whatever that is a kick and then i think he would be. I think you'd be something special. I want to see a hard rebound. I wanna see. He grabbed when he goes up. To rebound kenyon martin style. I want to see a bam. I smacked that ball against the other palm. And there's no freaking way you're bringing that ball out of hand. When i go up. I am going to hurt you. I am going to create a reputation in the nba. You don't wanna try to block porter's dunks because you're you're going to get an elbow to the eyeball. You're going to get a headache. big time. He may not make it. It may bounce off the back of the rim. But that's what i wanna see with this guy. I want to see it like div. I want to see it on defense to you. Might lose that battle but you go down swinging. Don't let a guy blow past you just so you can try to block the shot. If you're that damn good. All right can be used to do that. He wanted defensive player of the year. But you're not that good. You got a lot of work to do you pay attention to the little things and i don't know he's malone not getting through to a him is malone not able to connect to him. Because maybe this isn't gonna work but you're not trading them today folks can play the stocks you sell. Maybe when things are going down but also seen this stock and michael porter jr. score thirty points like nothing so you know he's capable texter. You won't like the comparison but puerto basically gets paid to make threes like von gets paid to make to get sacks if they aren't doing that the rest of their game isn't really worth it but to rebuild be really competitive. Denver needs puerta. Knock down threes almost every night. They don't have a ton of other options after joking. Murray puertas your best shooter. But i will say this. He is a pure score he is. He can be so much more than a three point shooter. I saw against the lakers. Not the one. They won the game before that where they were in the game. In the first and they got knocked down the third. But if you have that tape recorded it go back and watch it. Puerto was cutting. Lebron was guarding importer. Without the ball was cutting to the basket was cutting was trying to get that. Quick joker was finding. We haven't really seen that again. And i is that malone is malone basically little relying too much on joker and just saying we're going to design pretty much ninety five percent around joke and you can't necessarily blame him because he's the only one you can trust right now but where's that cutting that we were seeing in some games. I that's the thing i don't know. How much malone doesn't want to be involved or if it's just he doesn't use his head. I mean i think there could be a little mixture both but when i watched porter do you guys get a basketball sense from puerto or do you. Just get a guy. That's like dude. I'm in the corner. Hit me that's what i'm doing. I'm knocking down threes. And i actually his fate. I think he's better than that. Yes he's going to make his money being a three point shooter. but he's a hell of a rebounder. And when i say that he's good at getting his body in there jumping up for the board because he had his athletic abilities off the chain. He looks like he's not even trying. I guess that's my point. I want to look like he's trying. 'cause imagine what that looks like. I imagine what it imagine. What an aggressive. Off michael porter jr. could look like that's what i wanna see because i see murray get pissed off and i see some different i guess again. What i'm saying is the ceiling is still very high for him. But i gotta start. Seeing steps. last night was frustrating. You know you got to find ways against a team like well boston's and okay there. Five hundred they're expected to be better. You're on the road. Whatever but nobody else was really there and again murray had twenty five which is good for the nine turnovers were killer. Yeah they were tough. Take those away in denver wins. Take that nine down to two and half puerto score five and you probably win that game. The biggest move in the off season for the nuggets was jamal. Murray becoming a superstar carrying over what he did in the bubble and michael porter jr. taken that step to where where murray was two years ago quarters the same guys he was last year. We're just seeing more on a nightly basis and murray is not as good as he was in the bubble. He's about where he was last year. So you have both guys that reverted back to two thousand nine hundred ninety two thousand twenty versions of themselves. And that's why we said of grant. Hey losing him plumlee at a triple double the other night. That was depressing. Kantor craig's rocking. And and you're seeing murray porter the same guys as they were last season. That was supposed to be the saving grace. Oh well it doesn't matter what happens with jeremy grant. It doesn't matter what happens with those other guys as long as those two can take the next step. we're fine. they're not doing it now. Murray is starting to get in those twenties again. Which is what. I wanna see. I don't wanna see murray average nineteen points a game. I want to see murray average twenty three. He's averaging eighteen point eight points per game. i want to see twenty. Two twenty three porter. I want to see you get back up to you know. I know you're young and it was a weird year last year. But you're averaging thirteen you know your score. If you're that bad a defense you need to be so blindingly. Good offense that i look the other way on defense and you know mike malone just like he wants to throw up when puertas out there on defenseman got it. Got to see at twenty two minutes after the hour a lot to get to. Yeah you're not trading you're not trading mpg. The stock is not there. You're not getting anything. What are you getting for the package him. Okay somebody's got to be willing to take a guy that has a high ceiling but man it's going to take some some some serious coaching next level. Data get their seal mortgage great sponsor this program check them out at my special mortgage dot com their family and veteran owned. You've probably heard about interest rates all time lows so now's the time to get rid of any consumer debt that you have car loans credit cards student. That interest is not tax deductible in your house. Payment is that's seal check about at my special mortgage dot com power to play sports poll question of the day. He's von miller gone. Is he done in denver after what we're seeing today from. Espn mike klis. All that odds are probably number fifty eight hall of famer first ballot next. It's a party a northern colorado's voice. Thirteen ten kfi k. Tub block party wednesdays from four to ten. Pm power trip weekdays. Eleven thirteen ten kfi k. Everybody this is dalton. Reisner two thousand. Nineteen draft prospect out of wiggins colorado and. You're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten ks all right here. Here's a better one. I think you and i. I both agree. Von miller is the first ballot hall of fame career. Would you rather have fond miller justin. Jj watt jj. Watt was a three time defensive player of the year three times. No super bowls made it to the play-offs a couple times. Whatever von is has never been a defensive player of the year pro bowls pros both been. They both been all pro whatever but he wanted a super bowl and he's a super bowl. Mvp whose career would you rather have calico with the super bowl super bowl. Yeah and he was an mvp in it if he wasn't the mvp to you. Change your mind now. Now because if you're like jj. I mean the winning the defensive player of the year three times as pretty pretty big as far as winning that award rarely does a great defensive player play at the highest level three times in a season three seasons. I should say things play high levels. But you're talking. He's the best defensive player in the nfl three times. But yeah it's about the woods about one of the super bowl ballot fame ring famer all that stuff but it sure sounds like the end is not by for a number fifty versed advantage text line nine seven four seven eight thirteen and if you're new to the show. Kfi to that number. And you'll get involved dixon saying no way would they trade him. His stroke is so pure. Denver's always needed that threat from there from three. That can knock down and get hot. Yeah he's the best porters the best score on the team outside of joker he's the best pure shooter outside on the team even even above joker on that but right now he's in his head. It's in his head. i do think he's going to be more than just a three point shooter. Though i just i just hope he can get a little bit better defensively. That's going to be the thing. Can you get a little bit better on the defensive side. All right going back to this. We've talked a lot about it. Everybody has the whole shawn watson. I'm not on the train. I just. I liked sean. I think he's one of those elite players and can we can i. Can i give a gripe real quick here. You know my old argument about the hall of fame right colfax. If it's not obvious you're not a hall of famer. Can we stop throwing the phrase unicorn around because everyone unicorn is just like a rare player like jordan. Kobe patrick mahomes tom brady. That's a unicorn. I keep hearing radio. Tv newspaper outlets calling to shawn watson a unicorn. Not a unicorn josh allen. The unicorn josh allen not a unicorn. The watson's not a unicorn josh allen. The workhorse josh buffalo bill. But there's a difference. Russell wilson a unicorn. No you can be a hall of famer and not a unicorn. is patrick. Mahomes a unicorn. Yup absolutely he gets his own room. He he gets the unicorn cornerbacks like they're riding around on unicor the great room. It's amazing it's beautiful i. I'm sorry guys. But i i like to be i. I don't know my demand is a little bit higher. i'm not throwing. They used to call. Kristaps porzingis a unicor. Nicola yokich is a unicorn. The guy can do everything. Everything and defense is getting a little bit better to buy his hand movement. It's the way use it. Yes jokers unicorn. Lebron james is a unicorn. Kevin durant is a unicorn. Luca was getting close to that. But he's taken a step back. You need to prove your unicorn. Status into shawn. Watson is not a unicorn. Tiger woods was a unicorn. The rarest of the rare the greatest of the greats is aaron. Rodgers a unicorn. I need to see unicorns work. Miracles and i need to see unicorns raise their team to that next level and yes they do have to have some help as we're seeing with joker in the nuggets but bottom line is the. The nuggets are still playoff team right now. They're still doing all that and it's basically on the back of one man bringing every single night. They are a playoff team because of nicola yokich so when we talk about this whole unicorn thing you gotta be strict with it. So we're saying to shawn watson once in a lifetime quarterback what i thought. Patrick mahomes was a once in a lifetime. Quarterback and lamar jackson was once in a lifetime. Quarterback josh allen was a once in a lifetime quarterback. Tom brady and aaron rodgers. All these once in a lifetime quarterbacks clearly it's not once in a lifetime we got eight of them that you're talking about man. Shot has great numbers. Amazing numbers that didn't elevate. Houston they made it to the playoffs over a year ago loss to kansas city. The year before that wasn't that the year they they went to. I'm trying to blink. And how many years now have the houston. Texans been to playoffs. But i guess. I just get frustrated with this whole idea That that just sean. Is this once in a lifetime. Quarterback is he patrick. Mahomes listen. I don't even know if i'm trading everything away for patrick mahomes today because you came mahomes has proved it right and they're building around him and all this stuff but i mean the idea that you just trade off three first rounders to second rounders. One third rounder in a player or two. We throw that around like it's nothing many players that is and brady. It's a crap. Shoot the dry and it is. The draft is a crapshoot but now the broncos if you look back at their first round picks they're starting to make it all right so they made the playoffs back in two thousand nineteen that was when they lost to kansas city. They beat the bills. They made it in the wild wild card round to indy and they lost their then before that. I don't think so to shawn's been to the playoffs twice and then last year and agree. Houston's a train wreck they absolutely are. But the broncos are trainwreck. Too and they have work to do. Both sides houston and denver. Try to figure it out trying to get this right but you're sitting here acting like oh to shawn's that good that he's just gonna come over here and fix this situation. We didn't fix the situation. You're in now and this is a bad situation. And no i'm not. I'm not putting all of my hopes and dreams on jerry. Jeudy on caja hamler tim. Patrick's probably not bronco next year. So no forgive me. If i'm not just right off the bat ready to go. So does shawn is played. Three seasons in the nfl and his numbers are crazy in his second year he the second year because his first year seven games his second year he threw for forty one hundred yards twenty six touchdowns nine nine nine hundred thirty eight hundred yards and next year which again okay numbers. Twelve twelve interceptions to twenty six touchdowns two in a row and then this year. Of course he threw threw three touchdown receptions forty one hundred yards. He was awesome. He was all that team had. Those are amazing numbers. But we gotta be careful not to just throw around the whole united porn thing you know. He's a unicorn he's once in a lifetime guy. There's one guy in the nfl. That is a current unicorn. As far as the quarterback position goes. That is patrick mahomes. Tom brady is no longer a unicorn. He can no longer do exactly what he did in his in his prime can he still win year game and the fourth quarter down to down for two minutes left. Yeah i think he still has a game or two like that but yes he's going to rely at at this point. His career is going to rely on a lot. More mahomes we saw in the super bowl. That was rough but at the end of the day. Guys catch some of those passes made and he's making highlight reels for centuries some of those plays when. He's like dodgeball. Ben stiller mode going across his body like that the he's getting the ball to their hands and they're dropping it. That's just stuff you can't. I mean that's amazing steph. Curry is kind of a kind of a unicorn. There's there's a few more unicorns in in terms of nba. Then you easy because that sport lends itself to that right but one guy patrick mahomes. That's that could be in that status. So no i've talked about this a lot and then as far as people say in this colefax well the you know the broncos first round. They're screwed up anyway. Let me let me do a quiz with your facs. We'll go back since it's it's von miller doom day. I guess i'm just gonna ask you quickly first round picks just right off the top of your bat as of right now. You can't say oh well we got. We got to see whatever. I'm gonna ask you so we're going to go all the way i'll start at in two thousand eleven bust or not von miller boom okay hall of famer right so semester williams. Now he's still on the the got back and weird way bradley roby and he's a tough one because he was a part of the no fly zone but he wasn't the starting corner he was that nickel and dime guy when he came back right and didn't really much we. Yeah we got hurt. And then he came hits. That was tough for me because without him. Do you have the no fly zone intact. Because he was a huge part of that because now listen. He was drafted in fourteen nowadays. Having a third corner at third top corner is not strange at all. So i don't know i don't know where you are. We i worked out see i. Yeah i agree. I think it was. I don't think it was a bust. Because he was a part of your legendary defense shane. Ray yeah got lucky with that. Pick because they found pot in his back seat so he dropped and they picked him up. And i was like holy crap. We got lucky for a little bit of pot. We'll take it didn't work out paxton lynch big chambas garrett bowles heck yeah just proved it. You're only as good as your last season. He's the best offense player on the team. And he's the best left tackle in the nfl right now or bradley chubb. Yeah yeah bussed right. Now noah fant stephanie boom so bust jerry jeudy no all right so there's no in between ground there and we're not i guess not i would put maybe like it's working out. I don't think it's the end of the world there again. Chubb was drafted in the second round. We'd be fine. Yes if noah fant was drafted in the second round we'd be fine if jerry jeudy was drafted the second round. It'd be but yeah. I mean you have a lot of. We got to see which is better than complete boss. Jerry jeudy is mad that i think there was a station in denver. That said he's a bust. He's mad at that. Well according to your pick number fifteen and your performance last year. You're a bus compared to wear your drafted. That's the bottom line. So in bradley roby he was picked. I always i always kind of viewed as a second round pick. 'cause he was picked thirty first. All right we gotta take a break here. Well overdue yes. There's a few busts on this list but are some hints here. And so you're telling me between jerry. Jeudy noah fant bradley chubb dare polls all these picks that one out of three is not going to land. If i if i if you're a betting man colfax fee. Would you put fifty bucks on either jerry. Jeudy noah bradley chubb in five years for you to go back and say that worked out absolutely so if you trade those three picks you are getting rid of that one and three shot even the one in three shot so if you try if you trade trade. Three first round picks away for shawn watson. You're not going to even have the. Because i'm telling you man if i pick three guys in the first round next three years one's going to one of them's gonna hit in denver. Unfortunately because del elway struggled with drafts it was really one out of four with elway. But the whole reason. We'll bring a george peyton and here's because he's supposed to be better drafting. So denver is one out of four gable bradley chubb. We don't know yet. But so far one out of four garrett bowles has been a hit. Bradley roby was a von. Miller was a hit. So yeah you're closer to one out of three. So you're gonna give that up for shawn watson and if george peyton is as good as we say is the two out of three should hit productive and you don't you don't have to be the best defensive end in the history of the nfl to not be a bust. You gotta be good. I gotta see ten sacks from your next year. Bradley noah fant. I gotta see sixty plus catches and getting close to ten touchdowns from you jerry. Jeudy i gotta see eighty plus receptions and i got to flirt with a thousand yards and i got to see a flirting with ten plus. Td's that's what i got to see. I don't need you to be leading the league a lot a lot there a lot of what if still but yes right now doesn't look as great but i'm willing to take my chances on young talent. Coming in and no shawn. Watson is not unicor. Let's get the latest on the local sports flash here mornings with gail weekdays. Six to nine and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi. This is mark johnson voice for the colorado buffaloes. And you're listening to the whole. Show my buddy brady ho on thirteen ten. Kfi that's a good poll question. Facts will put that up at the whole show dot com. Who has a better chance of. Not being a first round bust and we'll go. We'll just go the last three. Is it going to be jerry. Jeudy is going to be no or bradley. Who would you say. There's a better chance of not being a first round bus now again. I'm not talking about be a ring. Famer hall of famer. I mean i'm counting on a first rounder. To give me five at least five solid years of production gombrich up on that. I mean people forget. Chubb had really good rookie year. Twelve and a half sacks after that first year. You weren't saying he was a bus. You're saying damn it's pretty good like that The team was just so bad. It was hard to remember. But then the next year he played four games so chubb is not a bust right now. He could be but he's like half and half rookie. Your made the pro bowl this year. Which okay seven. And a half sacks. He played fourteen. Games noah fant got pat shurmur has got to utilize him better. I think and again this goes back. I'm not a big pat shurmur. Guy wasn't excited with the higher last year. But i'm with you. I go bradley based on what. I've seen noah fant started to show some of those signs this year Jerry jeudy i gotta tell you of not being a bust he to me if i'm voting of as far as busts go. Yeah i think it's going to be jerry. Jeudy between those three i mean garrett bowles proved to lay that landed. He's gotta keep going but it's landed. He earned a second contract. So maybe that's maybe that's the the way you measure this earn a second contract. Earn a second contract. You've obviously been good enough. And he made some money. So yeah you gotta earn that second contract. I like that if you do that. Then you're not a bust if not yeah move on. After four years. I've realized just warm worth it. High forty eight after the hour. What's on the tube tonight. Nuggets are back at it. you know. that's the beauty of the nba. You just got to wake up and get right back at it when we come back. We'll get closing thoughts. Get the poll question up and running. Who has a better chance of of not being a first round bus bradley. Chubb noah fant or jerry jeudy inside the bears and presented by chris. Musa agency allstate. Insurance tuesday nights northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi what's happening in your own backyard. Listen to noko now with tanner's swint a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. Cody walk from the lockdown broncos. Podcast walked on nfl network. Make sure the you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten. Kfi for the latest news in broncos country change the poll question colefax to who has a better chance of being a first round bus not of not being a first round bust of being bradley. No affair jerry jeudy. Maybe that's but who do you think of those three guys. Now bradley chubb. We're eliminating for you. Who do you think has a better chance of being a first round bus. Between noah fant jerry jeudy upsides gotta be there for judy far as great player but what about bust assistance. The i don't know. I think might be the more bus worthy because of the way we talked about now again you might say well. Who was the higher draft pig. it's funny because they were all five away. Chubb was number five. When judy was fifteen. So he's not that far from from where no fan was. So noah fant was twenty so mean as far as saying well you gotta look at you gotta look at where they were drafted because more pressure is gonna come on on that side not necessarily mean. Because you're going to the pretty darn close five picks away. You're gonna say that. So i say. But i do say jerry jerry jeudy because again i. I saw more with fans in the first year that i did this year with with judy. But the this is why when new great draft picks you know people always give you a hard time because you can't really great a draft pick until five years down the road you know at least until you got to see a body of work because it's not going to be based on. oh well. They drafted him. We we know what he did in college. That doesn't make any sense. How did you do at the next level. So that's our power to play. Sports poll question. It's available now at the whole show. Come who is a better chance of being a first rambo bust. These are the last three first round picks by the by the broncos. And the whole reason. We started talking about this because again. You're talking to trading. Three first round. Picks to shawn watson and odds are one probably two of those guys are gonna be. I mean would you say like would you a one of those like would you bet on bradley chubb. An noah fant to be long-term broncos talk in second contract which which could mean whatever that could be they. They're here for five six seven. I wanna say death only chubb. Yeah and probably fant. he's already chubb's already gone fourth year. Yeah i mean when you talk about that. You're you're talking about guys are going to be a part of your your team for a while. So it's it's easy to just throw away first round picks but none of those guys and i know we did our little exercise based on right now but i think you could make a case that none of them would be a bust. I mean you. Jerry jeudy again. I am very very interested to see how he is. His career turns out but the speed the athleticism. It's all there for him. He's just gotta hold onto the ball more all right tonight. It is a winston. I would get the block party on. Kfi tonight starting at four o'clock with preps mid week denver taken on washington. Bag is a back to back games for the nuggets. Taking on the wizards now. Not a great team. They have some power though. Who's going to be the robin to the jokers. Batman by that doesn't make any sense to the yokich is batman tonight is composer. Pick it up. Can we see zero points. Are we see thirty tonight from npr. How about jamal. Murray with another twenty-five but minus the turnovers. That's going to do it for us. When we back on a thursday my thursday night special forget good night northern colorado.

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Doris Burke on NBA Playoffs

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Doris Burke on NBA Playoffs

"Me Personally as far as mentally I'm not in playoff moat physically getting there I feel like my legs are got better and better my game has improved more and more I'm getting more and more comfortable with the bubble. But as far as the mental side of it now I'm not their personality our team has their person, but we will be. That's Lebron James who says he and his Lakers struggled to get ready for this week's NBA playoffs they're not alone. Fifteen other teams are prepping for a postseason unlike any other. These Lakers have what it takes to win it all with King James. I still have to get past the red hot blazers who flourished amid the chaos from philly without Ben Simmons to how the Clippers defend Luca Danni Roche today Doris Burke joins the show from Orlando to preview the playoffs and shares how she's doing after her Markova diagnosis. I'm Pablo tour. It's Monday. August. Seventeenth. This. IS ESPN daily. Doris. I need to start with something. You said on the air earlier this month because you are a hall of fame broadcaster who had hall of Fame Line when you were calling Grizzlies Pelicans -fensive foul on Lonzo Ball. Nothing more. I do like being right. Asked my ex. Every. There's a reason it's EXA. So before we get to the actual game analysis. Mike first question is, have you heard from your ex-husband since he became famous? Actually I reached out to him and said Oh, my goodness I never expected that to get legs. The game at the moment you know was not super high quality. And it was a throwaway line. But I will tell you what my ex-husband said. I have the utmost respect for Dora. She's a great broadcaster and a better mom and I said you're a sweetheart. You could have had a little bit of fun and certainly had fun by expense but He chose not to go in that direction and Kudos. And I don't think people cure this. In this way, I was sort of making fun of my cell right or you know I I said I do like to be right like who doesn't But certainly, it got that more legs than I expected. That's for darn sure. Well your proclivity for being right is exactly why I've invited you to talk to me here today about the NBA playoffs and as entertainment goes doors. Like the Portland Trailblazers may not be the best team in the bubble, but I would say from me at least they've been responsible for the best games in the bubble and I think of Damian Lillard draining that three from the logo against the nets across the centre court circle takes a local. Local Lillard at its finest he's got thirty three. I think of CJ mccollum dribbling between his legs five straight times before pulling up on a rant to seal the game just on Saturday. mccollum torch here. I think of the resurrection of Carmelo Anthony He attacks dribbles drives and kicks mellow the three on the lake. So. What are you see when you watch these blazers? You. Know what's incredible to me is the level Damian has reached and he had a similar stretch back in January. But what is striking about what's happening now is that every single bit of what he has provided every point that incredible steal late. it's been required. So it's not only. You know this brilliant says a basketball player, his extraordinary range the fact that he made a commitment to be a better finisher at the rim and that has come to fruition. Feels like a game seven and you know what's pretty cool for me as a fan of in Pablo has been watching this in my hotel room. This this experience feels different as a broadcaster, but when I'm watching as a fan in my room. The presentation the feel of it I mean, I'm completely wrapped up and lost in the environment for me. It hasn't felt all that different them when I'm wrapped up in a playoff game that I'm not working and just watching as a fan. Every postseason, we can remember Lebron shows up with that extra gear that looks so different from the months that came before. So what kind of Lebron do you think will beginning when these games start? Listen I. I have felt so lucky to be up close and personal his career has played out. You know. He certainly made the case at least the discussion is there who's better here? Michael, it is hard for me to go against all of the history I have watched and how extraordinary he has been in those moments. What he certainly hasn't looked like he did in March and and like he was amping toward the playoffs now, what I expect the Lebron, we saw all season which was dominant leading the League in passing I. Just I can't go against what my eyes have seen for the entirety of his career and that's you know eat elite when it matters most. I mean. There are rumors speaking to what you just said of in the layoff Lebron was. At a superfan. Lakers. Like mansion where there was a replica staple center and that's where they were sort of preparing for the bubble that is not something that I know of. Where there's a clippers equivalent. So getting to this whole notion of okay. The clippers. Be Right there at the end with Lebron and the Lakers. In this series doors, the clippers have this fantastic offense. They have all these superstars that we now know of quiet Leonard Paul George but the Mavericks answer with Luca Danni, and the most efficient offense in the history of basketball. What do you see from the mavs attempt now to threaten to Los? Angeles Clippers while they're going to score I mean listen the clippers defensively and in anyway they're stacked and I sort of marveled as the your plate out and Lawrence Franken their front continued to add talent. So you add more issue ad Reggie Jackson they kept stockpiling talent and I was like Wow. Are there enough minutes? Why are they doing this and they're doing it because the west is absolutely brutal to try to come out of watching what the Clippers Front office did in terms of talent acquisition was truly striking to me and I think all of it will be required and I think they're going to score Dallas they are fully structured around this. Incredible. Striking talent in Luca Danni judge and is relentlessly touching the paint and they surround him with shooting and everything's predicated off that ability and Kristaps Porzingis has been absolutely dynamite and has gotten some juice. But the fact of the matter is I believe the clippers are the deepest most talented team here. I think some of the personnel losses particularly Avery Bradley from the Lakers. Significant. and so I think the clippers win that series and but I do think Dallas scores because I think they are that good offensively. Let's get to the other top seed in the east. Now with Milwaukee Bucks fans are probably frustrated that we've talked about three teams before even mentioning Janas Kumbo. That's that's how it works. MILWAUKEE. Sorry. But there's a fascinating evolution happening Doris Janas sort of entered the bubble. As something of still like this childlike innocent, almost foreign exchange student character. But in the bubble, we've seen him headbutt people get suspended for it. You've seen him grow into his own as kind of this. And say this word as NBA players take it as a compliment as this like a Predator type. Now they go on and they hunt the magic. So how good is this particular iteration of the Milwaukee Bucks You know they have a great season, last year and. They have fine. Tuned their defensive system. They have grooved their offense they know who they are and how they win and there's corporate knowledge and familiarity and incredible chemistry amongst the group. So they are really good and your point about Jaanus is val because he said something fascinating during the course of this year, which was last year. I was stubborn this year I want to win. So when teams wall tim off and crowded him and forced him into certain things. You know he reacted with a level of pride instead of sort of the humility that's required to say. Okay I I have to react to what they're doing. So, historically elite. Defense historically elite protecting the rim. And the fact of the matter is much. As we emphasize the three point shooting and its influence on on both sides of the ball in every organization. It is true. But the most valuable real estate and NBA basketball remains the paints and restricted area and they are historically created protecting it. They have to guys who I believe. Could have finished top five in defensive player of the year. I think is going to win it. Then become one of those rare players who wins back to back MVP and the defensive player of the. I think they're really good I. Think there are two legitimate threats to Milwaukee. The Toronto being a slightly higher. Than the Boston Celtics football's really dangerous. Coming up. Let's take a closer look at the rest of the match ups in the East, and if the raptors have shot at history's most improbable back to back championships. Yes live sports are finally back just like the rest of us and now that we're all getting back on the road again, the stops we make seem more special than before like stopping to watch the game at a friend's place or stopping at our favorite spot to cheer every amazing shots score and win in between those stops there shell stop into fill up with Shell, v Power Nitro plus premium gasoline. It's their best fuel ever and it'll help keep your engine running like. New Stopping to save with the fuel rewards program just download the APP or go to fuelrewards, dot com to join, and you'll never pay full price for gas. Gat and finally stopping to snacks in essentials that can save you even more at the pump. That's just a few of the ways. Shell helps you make the most of the stop you need to make see full terms and conditions at fuel rewards dot com in engines that continuously use gel be power nitro, plus premium gasoline. Let's talk about that sixers Celtics series now because you'd mentioned the defensive player of the year candidates in the league. One of them is Ben Simmons and Ben Simmons Obviously Doris has this knee issue. He's not gonNA be available he's out indefinitely and It's so funny because the NBA. Media NBA twitter, we all talk about Ben Simmons, not being able to shoot so much to the point where like for me he's flying car that's missing Stereo. It's a very annoying limitation I understand this, you WANNA play music in your car, but the car can fly and so now doors we lose the guy who can do all these other amazing things defend maybe foremost among them, and so the sixers defense has to. Get ready for a really really good Celtics offense without Ben Simmons there on Jason Tatum. So is there even hoped for Philadelphia at this point? Is. But I say this to you. Ben Simmons can essentially guard one through five. He agree really could guard a center in a pinch. And he's really and I mean Alitena elite on the defensive end and he would have been the matchup for Jason Tatum. And with with the way, Boston, spread you out with the way they can post mismatches, which will in the way they can teach you off the dribble. Your next best answer is Josh Richardson. Or Matisse Fiber, and so you know we can talk about the starting lineup and starting in place offense Symond Bat may change over the course of the series depending on the damage Jason Tatum is doing or maybe Kemba Walker because again once you you those match ups like Ben Simmons has guarded an absurd number of all stars. By possession all season long like it's significant. Do they have a chance? Of course? They have a chance because they have the most dominant. fearsome low post presence in the League and when Joel Embiid is engaged. And he's deciding to employ. His devastating skill set on both ends of the floor. Consistently demanding the basketball just dominating people you're going to have to send a secondary defender. You're going to put in extra shooter on the Floor Without Ben, Simmons? So yeah, you have a chance. But is Joe L. prepared to do it for seven games? I don't know the answer to that. It's a fascinating series. It is one of my games and I am truly psyched about it. So doors a little while back you mentioned your respect for the Raptors and with this raptors net series that's about to start I don't WanNa shortchange anybody involved because we also just watched the nets be so much better than I think either of US thought. Is that safe to say? To be honest with you they are Akara sliver shot from sending you know the most compelling story. You. Know. PORTLAND. Home Right? They are heiress. Lavar made basket from from ending the incredible lineup Damian Lillard. Listen I I would assume Juan has has earned some equity and it'll be interesting to see which way they go in there there coaching decision because obviously coaching this group is going to be different than coaching Kyri and Kevin Durant but yeah I've been blown away. I think Toronto's a serious amount of these and frank bogus response was I think they're a serious threat to repeat? And it may not happen obviously winning a championship is hard and I don't think he's the only coach thinking Oh boy they could possibly come out of the east like the top of the east. Really competitive. The West is it was it the grueling test the West, west? No actually not but Milwaukee. Israel Toronto Israel in Boston Israel and and how that plays out I can't wait. So on the raptors I mean, I could not have been more wrong as someone who with most people I think underestimated. Good, they would be without Kawhi Leonard and it honestly feels with all due respect to nick nurse. It feels like I'm so late in even just declaring that right now in August of two, thousand, twenty like they've proven it. But when they play together doors, what do you see because they have not missed a step without arguably the guy who was the best player in the world when they won the title with them? I see a team that has championship pedigree. I see team that loves to play and loves to. Play. Together. I see a team that can execute a game plan. And do it consistently on both ends of the floor. I see a team that has complete trust and faith in their coaches. And we'll execute in a moment's notice changing defenses, changing strategies possession to possession mid possession over the course of a game because an opponent has gotten hot I see a group that has individuals strength on the defensive end at every position. Trump tell me this pablo name name, a raptor. That's we defensively from an individual skill standpoint kyle lowry no like their deep. They're talented. They're well coached. They are legit. You. Got Me excited like I can't I can't wait for. Though the rafters Ibn. Built that team is so absurd. It's so absurd but I want to turn to another series that has me feeling if you chill bumps already because. Get Rockets Thunder and we started this conversation by talking about XS Doris but here we have James hearted and Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook all xs over the other team in question right? They have long memories and insane skill sets. What are we going to get from this particular combination? First of all the fact that Chris is an all-star near fifteen. The fact that he completely bought into everything that happened in. Oklahoma City. The fact that for the first time in his career, he was away from his family for extended stretches and still produce the level because I know that was not easy for him. I don't think we can sell short the leadership and the basketball intellect you might as well have to head coaches. You have that level of. Study and preparation, and knowledge in Chris also what an incredible advantage. Russell. Story. As it relates to the quad. Concerns may hopefully it's nothing and hopefully he misses one game or whatever the case may be doesn't even miss any. There long term success in the playoffs is predicated on him being able to give back. But James Harden, and when you look at what he has done when Russell has been off floor this year, the rockets had still been very good. You're putting an extra shooter on the floor He is a basketball virtuoso whether you like his style or you don't I think he's probably under appreciated James Harden in terms of what he has mastered. This is the drama of this alone with a bad feeling as you say, there's an intensity to the act that that makes. and all and all the story lines. We're GONNA wrap soon, but we didn't even really get to dive into t.j Warren and Jimmy Butler, which is its own soap opera over that series we didn't get to speak the name of Bowl Bowl who has emerged alongside Michael Porter Jr. as these like alien characters, I mean is there anything you want to mention about the nuggets because I know from listening to you how fascinated you are by that team in specific? Well I had I had asked Mike Malone directly. You know where Will Barton and Gary Harris guys and Mike is a true coaches coach. So you earn equity every day in practice and by your and he feels like very much. It's why Michael Porter worked so hard to get himself in the rotations because when you have history with Mike and when you've been able to contribute to winning. He values that any values at long term so it was not an easy year for Michael Porter Jr. here's what I'll tell you and I asked for our guys to document this because I have that series well, like when Michael Porter Jr. is rising firing freeze with Lebron James and his grill, it gives you some sense of confidence. This kid brings to the table he elevates their ceiling. And it may not ultimately matter because again coming out of the West is hard it's really hard but he's a shotmaker he's athletic and he's playing with arguably the best passing man that we've ever seen certainly that I have ever seen and so I'm I'm intrigued by by Denver. So. Dora's I want to finish our conversation here by just talking about you for a second here we know you contract and thankfully recovered from covid nineteen. You share that very publicly back in March you spoke about it with woes at ESPN. How was that experience giving you a perspective on what it means to be here in the middle of all of the things that you're describing to even have the chance to be in this particularly historic setting for what seems to be a particularly historic postseason. I I'm saying in the aftermath of recovering from at how how thankful I was. Because as this war on were on quickly you come to know how serious it is. And I I lost one of my closest friends baseball executive at the minor league level. He had such love for life. I have been thankful. I am more thankful and I am in awe of what the NBA has achieved. This was a monster undertaking in so many levels and it's required commitment from the players from the staff. and and from the workers who have decided to come in and do this. I'm an audit. I. Feel Lucky to be here. It's going to be historic many levels. I'm truly thankful to have an opportunity to do something I love and maybe never more so. Because of what we seen on any number of levels. Will Doris feel lucky to have you as well? So thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me Pablo. Next. ON ESPN DAILY How the NBA put all these playoff rivalries aside to join forces against their most opponent. 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Timberwolves and what happened next was weeks of calls between the NBA and the AL researchers. The League learned that grew boss team had not yet made a saliva test of their own design. And so the NBA and the NBA Players Union donated more than half a million dollars to fund the creation of one. Over the weekend that investment paid off Espn Zach Lowe reports that the US Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for the new year old test called saliva direct, and you may be familiar with this genre of test already. A few weeks ago for instance I myself spit into a plastic tube, mailed it off to a different company and got results within a couple of days. With that test cost one, hundred, fifty dollars. This one costs four dollars to make and could sell for just fifteen dollars while offering ninety percent accurate. 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GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 739: Lakers Get Exposed and Expectations for the Arizona Cardinals

GSMC Sports Podcast

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GSMC Sports Podcast Episode 739: Lakers Get Exposed and Expectations for the Arizona Cardinals

"At this is your alternate stop for everything sports the Golden state media concepts or podcast should I say more from the NFL MLB? The NBA? MMA. It's all in here. Golden state media concepts, sports podcast. Listen. Down Hello Hello Hello and welcome back to the GMC sports podcast brought to you by the GS MC podcast network. My name is Alex Masks for I am your host for today's show. Thank you so much for tuning in to today's episode tuning in to all of the episodes of this show. Before I start talking anything sports, I, want to remind you all to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss an episode so you always get those alerts on your phone on your tablet. Whatever device you might be listening on, and again, you get those notifications and those alerts. So you always know when we are dropping episode here at the GMC sports podcast. So again, if you can subscribe to the show that would be incredible beneficial to you as well also. To leave us a five star review in the comments we would really appreciate that as well whatever podcasting APP or website you're listening to this on and finally make sure to follow us on all social media platforms. And it's twitter facebook and Instagram we would love to interact with the is more and they're talking about the show about what's going on in the sports world will be a lot of fun. So again, make sure you follow us on twitter facebook and Instagram we would love to interact with you guys on. Sushmita again that's twitter facebook and Instagram I hope wherever you are and Harbour maybe listening you and your family are happy and healthy during these times in the world crazy world we're living in right now a fantastic show for you guys today the NBA bubble just keeps on chugging and we keep getting entertaining games after entertaining games and we keep getting a glimpse and we're really learning more and more about each NBA team in the bubble CERIGA into. The Los Angeles. Lakers and just a few moments and how they had a loss today and why doesn't impact them in the standings? I. Think we're really starting to see the Lakers might not be a championship team. We'll get into that in a few moments. I WanNa talk about the Denver Nuggets as well. Later on the show Michael Porter Jr. had a really big last two games. I told you guys that he is the Denver Nuggets expecter him. BO-BO will get into the Denver Nuggets how powerful all their they. Make some real noise in the West must have we talking about the Miami? Heat who beat the Boston Celtics without Jimmy Butler without their best player they beat the Boston Celtics I want to talk about how they're big threat to the Milwaukee Bucks and explain more my reasoning why I have the Miami Heat actually going to the conference finals against the Boston Celtics we'll get into him and specifically Bam out of Iowa I think might be the biggest threat to Yonathan to the coupon on the defensive end of the floor. I also WANNA talk about the Memphis Grizzlies briefly later on this show, it's really looking like that they're actually going to be really close to fighting with this eight see their own form the bubble. So far I, want definitely talk about that in the Western Conference playoff push and make sure you stick around all the way to the end of the episode. I haven't done this in a couple of episodes because of how good the NBA's been. There's been a lot to talk about I was starting to do a thing with all much each and every team at least some of the more interesting watches in the NFL why breakdown each game in their schedule and tell you where I. Come up with we know how many wins I think they will get I'm GonNa do the Arizona Cardinals today's game by game on the Arizona cardinals schedule. That's to be at the very end of the show the last segment. So you WANNA stick around for that. Again, expectations for the Arizona cardinals game by game breakdown that's going to be happening at the end of the schedule I believe I've done the patriots cowboys and buccaneers through the most interesting teams that obviously you're gonNA, Watch this year and I think the cardinals right up there as well. So I WANNA break down their schedule at the very very end of the episode were to start off tonight with what I just talked about. The Los Angeles Lakers they lost all right now I know that a lot of people are going to say, Oh my God this game does not matter for the Lakers. Right as you remember I talked about in my last episode with their last win they clinched the number one overall seed in the west and it's unlikely. They're really gonNA. CATCH UP TO MILWAUKEE for overall record not that it really matters. Anyway this year considering the floor is pretty much a neutral court. So home field advantage excuse me home home court advantage doesn't really. Matter, but I do want to talk about this game. So they lost the Oklahoma City Thunder, one hundred and five to eighty six, almost a twenty point loss and nineteen point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Now, you might have just expected Oh did the Lakers you know pack in they not really play. We saw for the Milwaukee. Bucks on the game against the nets they didn't even play honest under the control of the second half I honest more against the heat because it's a potential playoff matchup but for some games that don't. Matter you know some teams that just been packing it in things like that. So you might be wondering Lakers packing in against the Oklahoma City thunder tonight they did not Lebron James Played thirty minutes and Anthony Davis play twenty nine. So maybe not their usual forty to forty five minutes but it was a it in the fourth quarter. She can maybe make the case that was the reason why they didn't play as much at the end they were playing to win at the very beginning of the entire game and it was not A. Good. Night against the Los Angeles Lakers Star Lebron James Tonight thirty minutes, nineteen points, eleven, rebounds, forces I know that's a great stat line right for a lot of NBA, players? Lebron, James. That's worrisome. That's not the Lebron James. We're used to seeing he progress actually he was fired from three fighters from the free throw line, which is positive in the brain but again, own five from three seven of nineteen from the field really got to the foul line a lot eight times eat out of his nineteen points or Susie five out of his. Nineteen points were from the free throw line ethnic Davidson, absolutely abysmal night after having that phenomenal nate where I think he had what thirty four something like that and absolutely incredible night for Anthony. Davis. The game before you know tonight. In twenty nine minutes work yet. Points Eight rebounds five assists three eleven from the field three or four from the free throw line three from three and nobody else did pretty much anything. Either cow who's had ten waiter said fourteen again, nobody really shot well from the field tonight three point wise from the Lakers a very worrisome night. Now, this is interesting because this was a worthy opponent. And you know the Brown was trying hard maybe just out of the fact because he's playing his good friend Chris Paul and probably wants to beat them right. The Oklahoma. City. Thunder are a good team. There are no slouch team right? We know that they're a good team. They were I think it's tough to think about when you when you're when you're trying to figure out who was maybe the surprise team in the league, there's some other teams up there. I think a lot of people didn't expect the heat to be this. Good. Or even some other teams like the nuggets I would label the Oklahoma City Thunder as the surprise teams in the League or fifth in the West led by Chris Paul who Kinda got screwed over in that whole Houston Rockets situation got moved to was supposed to be maybe the worst team in the entire NBA Chris a fantastic Nike. Had Twenty, one, seven and six. Danilo gone I nineteen Stephen Adams in. Eighteen. Great. Overall night for the Oklahoma City Thunder who I think maybe are more unified as a team than anybody else in the NBA because again, they're not the most talented team their best player Chris Paul is definitely up there in age and not the player he used to be yet. They still continue to make wins or excuse me get wins and I've told this before I knows the Lakers segment but. They'll be surprised at the Oklahoma City thunder be a team in the first round that maybe is in the most unified team I. Look at the Utah Jazz we're sitting at four right now. So that four or five matchup between the Thunder Jazz I would actually heavily favor the Oklahoma City thunder and that matchup the jazz have not looked good as a team. As a collective unit and Jalen Rose said the actually Oday that he could see Donovan Mitchell leaving next offseason. So that's an interesting thing. But that's a different episode going back to the Lakers. I've said this before and I'll say it again I don't believe the Los Angeles Lakers are a championship team. They have their moments folks again, they beat the clippers. That's A. Great moment for them great team. Win. Lost to the Toronto Raptors come back and beat the UTAH. Jazz barely on big night another game against a good team the Oklahoma City thunder they just were not in it pretty much the entire game. I don't think they lead the entire game maybe at the very beginning they did again terrible night from the two superstars and What have I said about this Los Angeles Lakers team, it is a two man team right I understand that that isn't necessarily a bad thing considering a lot of people think that this year and I've said this before as well this year for the NBA it's the year of the duo's right. You have quiet Paul George Lebron ad, Butler and Bam Kemba and Tatum? Everywhere you honest and Middleton, it's been duos everywhere. No one really has a big three, right? But the surround bat means when everybody has a dual at least all the elite teams in the NBA have a duo right need to have a good cast. Otherwise, you're GONNA fall behind from these other teams and again the exposing cast the Los Angeles Lakers got exposed tonight. Now you might be thinking to yourself again, this game did not if the Lakers when it came to seating, you're right. It probably doesn't matter for Lebron James and it probably doesn't matter for Anthony Davis 'cause we know they're gonNA perform rather consistently when it comes to the playoffs and they're going to be getting their twenty five to thirty points every single night. But he doesn't matter for these other guys for these role players these guys that are playing the minutes even if Lebron James Anthony, Davis don't play the maximum amount of minutes that they usually play in the forties or high thirties. These other guys are still playing high volume minutes again, Kouzmin with twenty seven minutes and I just ten points Dion winners with twenty six he looked the best out of. and. He had fourteen points on extremely inefficient is shooting five of thirteen from the field O. of four from three I mean. This, this is what matters. Right you're GONNA see a lot a lot of the supporting cast of the Lakers over the next wherever the how many every more games over the next week or so before the playoffs really kick in because yes Lebron and they you're going to pack in a little bit. They want to go to the playoffs healthy and they already know what they are. But for the supporting cast, they're still playing each day in day out they need to get. In a groove they need to get better they need to get hot they need to get on a streak. They can't pack it in like Lebron Eighty two and again I, don't think they are this matchup this next week or so or the remaining schedule for the Lakers is extremely important for the surrounding cast members and the guys who we're GONNA help. Lebron James and Anthony Davis if you've noticed when you've been watching the Lakers games and now it'll probably continue throughout the next. Week or so however, many games left right? What Lebron has been really doing is he's been really passive. He's been really really non-aggressive not looking for his own shot. He's been passing to a Lotta guys trying to get those numbers up and I am wondering what's weird about that, Lebron? James is the NBA. Assistant later this year you're totally right he's GonNa pass the ball anyway. But this is what Lebron James is doing. Lebron James Right now is thinking to himself. I've already clinched up the number one seed I have a fantastic superstar Anthony Davis. We have a very iffy surrounding cast that slows really blended together. Yeah. Because there's a lot of faces after we lost Bradley and Rondo, who can I rely on? Who can I find in the clutch moments and the any point of the game maybe. Having a slow game on the bench who can I trust? Can Kouzmin consistently shoot give the ball the dion to the veil McGee. On the low block things like that, he is looking right now Lebron James Scouting for his next. Not necessarily a third star. But WHO's the third guy? WHO's the guy that Lebron James is going to be the trust in the corner day in day out who did I think he was going to be be honest with you I thought it was going to be Danny Green Danny Green is a veteran he's got extreme playoff experience i. think he's a two or three time NBA champion to of the Spurs obviously one last year as well. But Danny Green hasn't been good folks, Danny Green Tonight to seven from three Danny Green one or two from the line three of eight from the field just nine points and twenty three minutes. Danny Green plays big minutes. He's a great player Danny Green from the corner is usually automatic. I've seen all over Lakers twitter's and I've been watching you know pretty much every Laker game since the restart and then green is just not look good in the bubble and that's a big deal because I thought that Lebron James when it was coming to crunch time in particular. So I I know I mentioned like first second and third quarter I think he's Morgan deferred to McKee. Coups Ma and waiters in that scenario. But in fourth quarter when the is on the court, who's the third guy that's GonNa step up and consistently make shots because you don't want. Lebron, going to do the bronze pick and Roll Dante Davis in the fourth quarter and at the latest. So clogged up he's going to drive and kick which has been doing since he was eighteen years old drive and kick. WHO's the guy that's to consistently make shot specifically from the perimeter? I thought it'd be. Danny Green. It's not looking like it's going to be him cal cousteau really started off hot. Shooting from three I. Think he was at fifty percent from three going into tonight's game not so good tonight dion waiters I think has been a pleasant surprise i. think he's been better than some people expected I. Didn't think waiters would be getting this much minutes as well either I thought he was going to be more of a end of the bench guy. But again, the Rondo injury in the Avery Bradley opt out really kind of shifted those things for him. I. Think Jr Smith. Looks Worse than a lot of people believe I thought Jr Smith Dion waiters looks like right now I really thought JR Smith. Is GonNa look like that's all I thought. It was gonNA be again a JR Smith. Another guy that I thought Lebron was really gonNA rely on the fourth quarter playing with him before but they got he has not looked good again tonight and just eleven minutes zero points of three from the field I mean of two from three abysmal night from him and again. Demoted rotation again, that doesn't even matter Jason's only getting eleven points. He's getting less minutes than waiters Kuzma even Danny? Green as well. So his rule is sort of fading. Casey? Is another galbraith number line of a fourth quarter again, that's what this next week is going to be specifically for Lebron James He is scouting team I know he's played for them all year but there's a lot of other guys new guys in the coming in. Dion. Jr Smith like I mentioned who's the guy in the fourth quarter when a D is not open in the broncos drive driven Selena, a pick and roll right and it's all. Clogged up, he's facing you honest in the finals or space. PG. In the Western Conference finals or even the thunder in the second round of the rockets and the second round another good team to good teams. Then we'll give them a run for their money when the client he wants to drive in kick who's going to be the guy in the fourth quarter that does hit the perma shot Danny Green you got to figure it out Kyle Kuzma. mentioned. He's the actor for the Lakers not a great night tonight. He's been good in the bubble so I don't WanNa be too harsh on him tonight I think he'll rebound tomorrow night the Lakers play or tonight when you're watching this is gonNA be fascinated to see how they do against the Houston Rockets. It'll be a huge talking point of my next show again, just a quick little preview for the next minute or so before we take a break again. I don't think the Lakers are a championship team. I don't trust their supporting cast and everybody they're going to play in the playoffs specifically past the first round has a duo that maybe isn't as good as Lebron. Could put up similar points right. If they face the rockets in the second round May I don't think. James Harden and Russell Westbrook or necessarily as good as Lebron, James and Anthony Davis. They're gonNA put up similar points though they're gonNa have a similar impact on the game who you who's surrounding cast. You Trust right now more PJ Tucker some other guys on the Houston Rockets or in Los Angeles Lakers questions like this against the clippers you trusting Lou Williams mantras Herro more than Dion waiters, Jair Smith I can tell you for. A fact I am. So again, I don't think the Los Angeles Lakers are championship team really excited to see how they do against the Houston Rockets tomorrow night or tonight when you're watching this again, it'll be a fascinating game to see will Lebron. Be All in this game I think he will, because I notice the potential playoff matchups I, really do believe Lebron D Wa actually want to get some minutes and on these guys. So. It's going to be a lot of fun to watch. It'll be an entertaining game. I think it's on ESPN or something like that. But again, this is just continue to prove my point right I really don't think the Los Angeles Lakers are championship team i. don't think they match up when it comes to the clippers. Paul George inquired get as good as Lebron agr that can score one hundred folks. They can't score one hundred. So that's that's GonNa be the problem can around surrounding cast step up over the next week or so Lebron's really got to find guys he can rely on going forward in the bubble, not just in the bubble, but also you know in the playoffs as well. It'd be interesting to see as the Los Angeles Lakers are always the main talking point of sports and their focus of the sports world. So it's GonNa be interesting to see if the brand can find those guys that he can rely on in the fourth quarter, we'RE GOING TO TAKE A. Quick break on the other side of it. We're to talk about some more NBA teams, how scary are the Denver Nuggets Michael Puerto Junior's been popping off the last two games? Are they a scary to watch? 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See PODCASTS DOT com for more INFO. All right and we are back here the GMC sports podcast again, brought to you by the GMC podcast network I m Alex thank you so much for tuning into today's episode and listening so far. I just finished talking about the Los Angeles Lakers again I don't think there are a championship team. There's a lot of struggles going on with them some quick stats, and I also wanted to mention going back to Lakers quickly that I forgot to mention I. saw an interesting sat soon, the twenty two team bubble right so far the Lakers are twenty second in scoring twenty second free throw or excuse me. Feel. Percentage Twenty second and three point percentage twenty first free throw shooting again, there's twenty two teams in the bubble Los Angeles Lakers are twenty second scoring last in scoring last and field goal percentage last in three point percentage and second free throw percentage Lebron James and Anthony Davis are making this look good folks they're making us look good. It's a lot worse than people think they do not have a good surrounding cast around. They're not going to win a championship. All right to transition. Now it's enough with the Lakers talk I want to talk about some other teams who are really starting to surprise me. One of them the when I want talk about here, the never know gets van. Third in the West. They beat the San Antonio Spurs say since I have been playing good the spurs have been playing good. Recently I believe all the way up to the nineteen at one point I think I think Portland has nine now so I think they've dropped down ten but Denver's been playing a heck of a lot of basketball and here's the thing when the bubble I. I said some things about the Denver Nuggets that I I'm I'm wrong about now I stood the Denver. Nuggets. They don't. They're not the most interesting team in the league. They don't have that that superstar Lebron that Hardin that guy that's on ESPN every frigging night that the referees and you know the NBA or to give those calls to, and they want to see them advance, right? They WANNA see like I keep sending on strike that they wanna they WANNA see more a Houston rockets they want to see less Denver Nuggets just for entertainment entertainment purposes, right? Now now, the Denver Nuggets, one of the more interesting teams in the League and I talked about two players. The Denver Nuggets were potential X. factors for them, and that could take them to the next level because again, a lot of people think agree with me on this that the Denver Nuggets going into the bubble believed yeah they're good. They're a good team they're really young. Now there are about a piece of way good there in the small market they're just a piece away they need to for like Bradley beal or Victoria deep in the offseason then then they're really getting there. I didn't really getting there. Maybe not folks maybe maybe they're already they're already there and I told you. There's two players. One of them being bubble what a really strong. Practice and scrimmage games right before the bubble games like really really started Kinda you Kinda fell off after that one I think it just it's a matter of playing time. I think he's really raw. He's still about a year away from really getting MBA minutes I think coach mcmullen does that are knows that excuse me the other guy the other guy who I was the big big x factor for the never nuggets was that if Michael Porter. Jr. Right. If he actually you know really steps up and he looks. Really good right that he could be. He could be a legitimate x factor for them I mean he's big. He's long You know he's extremely tall. He's six ten to one hundred and ten pounds. He was a first round pick obviously ticket fourteenth by them and twenty eighteen should've gone higher was supposed to be the number one overall pick if he didn't have that back injury obviously that sidelined him you know his entire Mizzou career and I think pretty much rookie season as well. He's twenty two years. Old Right What has he been doing recently, right. This is interesting. This is very interesting. So Michael, Porter Jr. has got again the same body type I. Think it's Ben Simmons probably a little bit later you know player he reminds me a lot of are pretty much the similar age I. Don't think they came from the same exact draft I think the draft after but. Billion Jason Tatum he plays a lot like Jason Tatum again, I'm really dynamic scoring winger. Who can you know shoot from all three phases of the floor attack at the rim because of his heightened size is got a mid range game as well and he can shoot from three Michael. Porter Jr. the last two games against the Oklahoma. City. Thunder, he started both of these Games forty four minutes thirty seven points twelve rebounds twelve sixteen from the field nine of nine from the free throw line four, six from three, steal a block only three turnovers, which is important for him considering he's a he's a pretty he's got he's a ball handler for them right again just twenty two years old. Already getting thirty seven points thirty seven points. Nobody's talking about this. Now, we you about how good Michael Porter Jr. looked. Ray-ban Tatum we rave on Jalen Brown on Ben Simmons. These guys were the same age Donovan. Mitchell all those twenty two, twenty, three year olds damn onto bio as well. All these guys look. So Great. Why are we talking about Michael Porter Jr. Guess what he does today against the Sacramento kings and thirty six minutes. He's thirty points fifteen rebounds eleven of nineteen from the field three or four from the free throw line five of nine from three and a block again. Michael Puerto Junior. Doesn't look just really good. He looks better than advertised. We looks like you what he's really starting to look like what a lot of people call them. Again, if you're a member and coming out of high school number, one player in the country went to Mizzou I, think a coaching action or no. I didn't commit to Washington and then there was an issue there I, think his dad was like an assistant coach and then he got let go there. Got Picked up by mizzou's we. Went to Missouri Right. He was looking as a lot of people considered him a generational talent, his big pro comparison coming on a high school. A lot of people have made was a bigger version like a bigger. Muscle and size version of Kevin Durant and Kevin Durant. Vice said on this show before might be the be the most unguardable force in the NBA besides Shaquille O'Neal Wilt Chamberlain, just as an unguarded from an offensive standpoint. Right and they got those Kevin Durant comparisons. He's looked like Kevin Durant the last two nights again, eighty points tonight thirty seven points the game before. Absolutely, incredible shot from three was well, he's big. He's fast. He's not a skinny tight building a Brandon Ingram are Kevin Durant even against those comparisons he's bigger. He's his body type is a lot more like Jason Tatum and Ben Simmons when you watch him play no one's talking about him because he plays for Denver folks but if Michael Porter Jr. right in what I needed from him as an. X factor when I was talking about because again, they have Jamal Murray, he's just not playing due to an injury I. Think it's a hamstring injury. He's supposed to be ready for the playoffs. Once you know Real Games are obviously mattering now for when it comes to standings and things like that. But at Denver's pretty much locked into the three seed and he'll play obviously when the playoffs come around. I expected Michael Jordan Junior I said similar numbers to Kyle Kuzma. Nuggets take the next step all any from Michael Puerto Juniors. What like sixteen seventeen points a game and be an efficient three point shooter and that's considered an x factor for me. Nicole. You'll kitchen Jamal Murray can do the rest and you could maybe get to the Western Conference finals right that's what I thought for the Denver Nuggets this year if Michael Juniors averaging on I don't WanNa go crazy and say that he's going to average thirty points right what he's doing right now if you did then that puts the nuggets into title contention right? If Michael Porter is averaging twenty seven to thirty points each and every night on top of Yokich is incredible. Versatility passing. He's incredible shape everything that he's been phenomenal to Animal Murray coming back. That's a totally different story. Then I put the nuggets at championship contenders again. I don't want to go crazy and expect to Michael Porter Juniors on a hot streak right now to continue this type of behavior and this type of play. Let's say Michael Porter Jr. average between twenty and twenty three the rest of the way. What is Michael, Puerto Gene becomes the second best player in the Denver Nuggets and Jamal Adams suddenly a third because what I've been saying the problem with with the Denver Nuggets is is they have a great player I, think a car and not on the people agree with me on this I believe in the color, Yokich can be the best player in a championship team. There are a lot of. Players in the league were phenomenal. They're really freaking good but they cannot be the championship player on the Chemo they cannot be the best player championship team some players like that include Victor Depot some other guys as well. I don't I don't know if Kemba Walker can be the best player in a championship team. That's why tatum kind of like surpassed him and I think tatum can definitely be that. Against some other guys why don't think can be the best player in a championship team? I think the cool you'll get. You can actually do that. I don't trust the coal Yokich be i. don't think Jamal Adams. We've talked about the year of the duo's when it comes to like hard and Westbam Butler and beat Simmons. Lebron de. Paul George. Then I see Yokich. Okay. You got the a player then I see the be player with thome. He's a lower he's he's almost like a beer, a b-list be player right when it comes to do duos Michael Porter Jr. on the other hand reminds me a lot of Jason Tatum looks a lot like having the ramp of bigger doesn't have to give me thirty points a game because again he's he's only twenty years old Gimme twenty, two, twenty two and you're the second best player now now I see you as up. And coming superstar in this league, and you're the FBI player to Mikkola Yokich and I like that a and I could really see that going far for the number nuggets. I mean he's been incredible. You guys got to watch him play man what a cool story to go from all those injuries, those back injuries and Mizzou and not getting out of the gate in developing. It's now all the sudden by twenty two men looking like. He won't be there just yet. He'll give glimpses games where he gives you thirty five right. But down the line when he gets today three years down the line when it's twenty, five, twenty six when he's really knowing what he's doing and the coaches run the offense through them, we're getting just glimpses Michael Junior scary. The Denver Nuggets are really frigging scary to add that with baubles development how the Nikola Yokich is already nuggets scary scary team quickly the next few minutes or so I want to also discuss. The the western conference right and everybody who's going right now and I I really. I. Really Starting to think that it's it might be over might be over. For the Eastern Conference right the Eastern conference I want I want to switch here. At the Western Conference, I want talk at the bottom tier of the eastern conference right. Is it top heavy, right? So this is this is an interesting debate, right? So at the bottom of the eastern conference it's looking like if it's not already official, the Washington was going to be eliminated. They're not there's not going to be playing game there. There's there's just not going to be one so. because. Again, playing and a half the ninth seed has to be within I believe eight hundred. Four. Games of the eighth seed. So and yeah, that's exactly what is so order to trigger a playoff or play in game right? You need to have pretty much a four-game within a four-game span of being in the seat. If you're the ninety, then trigger a plan game and a plane game without essentially means is that the? To the twice while the only beat the nine seat once, and then it's over right now I think the wizards are just hanging on by a thread I. Think they're probably GonNa get eliminated, right? Yeah. That's what it's looking like right now. and. I wouldn't surprise me at all. I think the magic are eighty three. Now they might have flipped the seventh they're gonNA, they're gonNA switch it up I think eventually the nets are GonNa to follow the Eighth I WanNa talk about two teams in the Eastern Conference who I think might winsome games but I think could be early round first knockout surprises, right? The Philadelphia Seventy sixers are going to get knocked down the first round. No matter who they play right now it looks like they're gonNA play the Boston Celtics, the Miami Heat that's what it looks like they're locked into that succeed they could jump up to fifth in theory and again that's why it's going to be the celtics or the heat is for there to play talk about the heat my next segment. I think the seventy sixers are going to get knocked out in the first round and were really were really gonNA start talking about it. Man I talked about it a little bit in my last episode. Is it time to break up in beaten Simmons. Is it time and this report from bleacher report coming out that they're gonNA listen to calls for both of them and it's not other around and I can almost guarantee you if the seventy sixers get knocked down. The first round Brett Brown is the first person out the DOBER- four MB or sentence. Now, I got this question and I wanna think I really made me think I want to hear from you guys to on social media and things like that If the seventy sixers have decided. Okay. Let's get get knocked on the first round by the Boston Celtics, prep around inspired. EMBIID and Simmons there on the trade bloc, we're trading one of them. Who would you? Who would you trade? Call me crazy. Call me crazy a hint at this on my last episode. I think I. Would Trade Joylin. Be I think it would be Joel embiid. The Guy Trait Ben Simmons younger. He's cheaper right now. Yes. You have to give him a contract but again, the future for a long term is with him I think injury concerns are more concerned with NBC Vincent Has Gotten hurt a lot this year and here's what you need. I think it's easier to build a team around Benjamin's Joylin beat now if you build The right team Ranjana beat in a booms I joined can be the best player championship team. I think Ben Simmons can too I'm not as confident I know for a fact joy and can be the best championship team. I'm not a certain Ben Simmons just yet but think about this also not to mention I, think Joel embiid would actually get you a lot more in return than Ben Simmons would because there's some more questions about him Kenny Shoe. Mary running things like that. Now. Call me crazy here. I think a team that would be really really interesting Joel embiid services are obviously the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls. Now, let's assume for a minute that the seventy sixers are going to trade to a non contending team because there are some contending teams will be interested in being I don't know how many the Miami Heat come to mind cause that Jimmy Butler connection. And that would make a lot of sense from Philadelphia standpoint descend there. Again, hear me out sixer fans. You're not gonNA like it right. But if you could train beats the heat I don't think it makes a lot of sense for the heat though is that Bam Butler excuse that Bam and beat fitful Obama's versatile fast. Maybe maybe the heat on that what if you as the Philadelphia Seventy sixers could trade Joel embiid for Tyler Hero Kendrick Nunn. Dunkin Robinson and picks. I think I would take that because imagine surrounding Ben Simmons with the shooting of Hero Robinson none and s shooter in the draft that looks really good to me. Again, that's more of an unlikely scenario. Let's go back to the first one. Let's say I'm beans going to get you into a non contending team a team like the knicks the next make a ton of so much stands from a personality standpoint I think Joe would welcome the next with open arms to be honest. With you to kind of save them, it doesn't make a lot of sense from winning standpoint but again, it will be really interesting in the Chicago. Bulls. If you're, Philadelphia what what, what are you going to get Ben Simmons on the open market what team is pure shooters right now and just needs a guy who can drive into the paint not allow teams most teams have the driving to the pink is need more shooters, right? So it's harder to move bends in my opinion. What if you could trade into the new? York, Knicks for that pick for some shooters maybe I don't know what about Chicago Zaglebie Zach Levine's a forty five percent three point shooter super athletic. Super Dynamic wants to start winning fed up in Chicago that's an interesting thing to me. I think I would break up this team though I think I would I know I know it's tough for parents to hear because I feel like Philly fans and I, think a lot of national media people as well. The sixers are a lot closer than they are there the sixth seed in the east man they are under performing they're worse than the Pacers we'll get to in a second I'm very quickly they're worse than the Pacers worse than the heat they're worse than the Celtics these are three, these three teams I think going into the year a lot of people expected the seventy should be better than. Those three teams and they're just flat out not in fact, there are a lot worse than the heat. There are a lot worse than the Celtics and there are a lot worse than the Pacers in my opinion when come down with the Patriots played like a team, the sixers don't the team chemistry all full on the sex it'll be interesting situation play out quick. No, shout. TJ warrant for absolutely balling out for the Pacers. It's looking more likely than not the victory depot is on his way out in Indiana team that I think makes a lot of sense of the heat. The Nets are the nuggets as well. To try to get another piece in, take that next leap from a second round playoff team to a championship contender, right? I think he's more likely on his way out but shadow teach worn for balling out shadow naming melon for I think being a low-key top five coach in the entire Mba we don't talk about him enough. He's absolutely phenomenal could've interesting situation to see again I. Think the nuggets are scary. I would break up that Philadelphia team in after the season after you get knocked down the first round firebird Brown get Ben Simmons shooters get the best possible deal from being you can restart build around. Ben Simmons a workout in the long run won't give you immediate success that may be keeping an embiid will but long-term an when semesters twenty five and he's like the best transition player in the NBA already surrounding in with some of the League's best shooters, you can make some serious damage Dow again, you better team chemistry as well. So again, I think it would break up this philly team shot Michael Porter Jr. Man he's looking absolutely incredible looking like an absolute superstar in this League Art Riddick? Break on the other side of the break. We're GONNA talk about two things if not more one the Miami Heat who had fantastic big one against the Boston Celtics last night without Joel Embiid, they beat the Boston. Celtics. Two nights ago without Jimmy Butler. Right? That's a huge huge win for them. We'll talk about the Miami and why I think there are a really big threat to walkie bucks and why I think they are potential eastern conference team and again more explaining. Why predicted to beat the bucks in the second round Roy also going to quickly talk about the Western Conference playoff push. A lot of teams are closed who's fighting for that eight nine scene is is Memphis even in the playoff game in this point of the plane game. At this point to be interesting to see, we'll be talking Zion Pelican Spurs Phoenix Suns Devon Booker we'll talk about all of them and the Miami Heat in the next segment right after this short break. Check out the show that's built on the from. UFC. Two extreme cage abiding. But they got the fights covered check out the GSM see 'em a podcast get the latest news on past or coming fights join us as we talked to in about some of the biggest names in the. Past present and future. When it's the fight game, there's just one show to check out. GMC PODCASTS DOT COM backslash M. E. Dash podcast. Forget to like on facebook and follow them on twitter busy gs MC. PODCAST DOT COM for more INFO. All, right and we are back here the GMC sports podcast brought to you by the GMC podcast network. Thank you so much for tuning into today's episode again. Alex Mess Oregon, thank you so much for listening throughout the episode finished talking about some other NBA teams that are getting really interesting here now Michael Porter Jr. and the nuggets they're going to talk about that how interesting that is an how he might end up being the second best player on the Denver Nuggets if he continues. This you know upward trajectory that could be really really interesting I. Also talked a little bit about how I believe that Philly might need to get broken up again. I'm not sure if it's a definite that they're gonNA knocked out of the first round but I I really do believe now I don't think they can beat Boston or the Miami Heat seven game series I just don't see if that happens you already know Brett Brown it's going to get fired and then in my opinion. Anything's anything's on the table when once your coach leaves and maybe a general manager to new gene coming in, they might want to just build around Ben Simmons. Just you embiid can pick Simmons of the to build around for the future but who knows it's going to be really interesting situation to see play out I want to talk about a couple. Of other teams now again, this NBA bubbles it's been incredibly entertaining better than I thought. Honestly I thought it'd be a lot of slobby basketball and that a lot of high level basketball totally not the case high level basketball guys playing defense better than ever so much fun. Awesome stuff I want to start with the Miami Heat I've talked a lot recently. They're going to be my surprise team in the playoffs I think, maybe the Denver to they're up there as well. But to beat so recently I think Two days ago. Once you're listening to this, they beat the Boston Celtics who they were I think a game or two behind the three seed they beat them. Pre Handley was pretty much leading the entire game without Jimmy Butler who was out with some ankle foot soreness. It's not serious for Jimmy Butler. He'll be back. Soon they haven't really announced the timetable for, but it's supposedly not serious. He's Day to day but he is missing the game against Milwaukee, which is the game tonight when you're listening to this, which is going to be so much fun. So who knows maybe he can, if he'd beat the bucks'll Jimmy Butler seriously talk about as long as like Yaas is playing the whole game and he doesn't get arrested or anything like that. We're going back to the gaming. Celtics they handled them pretty soundly against Celtics. Were at full-strength chemical played without minutes restriction. Jaylen. Brown play Jason Tatum Played Gordon Hayward. Absolutely ridiculous stuff coming from the Miami Heat I'll give you the box in a second here but. I'm really starting to think now why I, don't think my prediction was too crazy when I said that the heat we're going to beat the bucks I think it's a legitimate legitimate thing. So a quick stat line here. Gordon at Fifteen Jalen Brown at Eighteen Kemba, Walker at fifteen tatum at twenty three. So now into the he beat the Celtics without Jimmy Butler those guys are playing pretty good. TATUM was great. Hayward was pretty good. Brown was good. Campbell only had fifteen, but he only played twenty seven minutes but overall good night for the Boston Celtics from a scoring perspective. It's just when you look at the Miami Heat, what they were able to do it's always somebody new th right so The amount of bio was really the focal point. It'll be the focal point of the segment to for the heat's offense that night he had twenty one twelve in to he was five of twelve. From the field and what Bam really did that game I watched the entire game what Bam really did was he recognized the Jimmy Butler was out and he was like Oh my God I need to be the aggressive i. Am the other All Star on this team I'm the one with the superpowers or whatever. Right on this to lead them guts the free throw line eighteen times eighteen times from Bamut of bio at eleven of eighteen from the free throw line didn't take three obviously big man some guys. Well, Kelly, Lennick has been bong in the bubble yet fifteen Duncan Robinson I'm telling you guys. He's a top three shooter in the game. I think behind stepping Clay Duncan Robinson number three putting him I think is the best shooter in the bubble I really do believe it's a need twenty one points six to twelve from the field five of eleven from three four from the line. engorge Roger Off the bench veteran twenty after having twenty five in Toronto off the bench he's a low key six nine of the year candidate. He won't win because I think Lou Williams also Dennis shooter deserved that award but tragic should get some votes in at least some recognition tyler hero also had eleven. So a great all around game for the Miami Heat and they begin they beat the Boston Celtics Jimmy Butler. But. This game really emphasized for me how good Bam a bio is and why I think he deserves most improved player over Brandon Ingram. Bam Tobia when he doesn't defensive end of the floor. Is Unmatched for when it comes to an energy standpoint when it comes from hostile standpoint when it comes from strength standpoint again, BIOS considered undersized for center. I believe he's only six, nine, six, nine, six, nine, six, ten, Max he's not six eleven. He's not seven feet I think he's really six nine they might listen at six ten he's just so damn strong man especially in his lower body he doesn't move when he gets back down by guys Daniel Tyson Back Down Nicole. Yokich. When they played the nuggets and beat them by twenty straight back him down Mark Salter back. Down at ten times the on Microsoft at ten points Brook Lopez's in Janas will try to begin tonight I. Think. We'll show out do strong things again I really do believe that Bam onto bio is the most versatile defender in the NBA I don't think he's necessarily the best defender in the NBA I think that's still Rudy Gobert and some other guys as well. I think Bam she gets MVP or side defensive player of the year votes I don't think he's they're just quite yet. But the ringer. And Kevin O'Connor did a phenomenal piece phenomenal youtube video. You should totally check it out on Bamut, a bio and what he brings to the Miami. Heat and I wanna go over something that they touched on. It also expanded my own points. What amount of bio does from an offensive standpoint is similar to what you Nicola? Yokich does when it's come through facilitating the offense. So the Heaton Erik Spoelstra have this basketball system that is very unselfish very ball movement eccentric, very sharing of the ball team over individual, which is interesting for the Miami Heat. They haven't always been like that and they've never really played like this from a consistent level There have been other teams that he had done really well, just like this team again, the big three teams big three teams were not into ball movement. We're not into wasn't a Lotta unselfish plays a lot of ice, oh Lebron that Eyeso- wade out of a Eyeso-. Grice Bosch as well. Not a lot of fun of ball with this heat team again has the one really big star Jimmy Butler one emerging superstar in my opinion on of I'll and a bunch of guys, and we have to talk about what the heat of done and give them applause for some develop again, Duncan Robinson. I guy from the G. League, they work his way up the develop. Bigger, they make them stronger. He's now a six six small forward and I think he's the best shooter in the bubble right now in third atop at least the top five, top three shooting the entire Mba they got him for nothing Kendrick known as a rookie of the year candidate they picked up on the last day of the season last year from looking at the G. League building him up as well. It's going to be interesting. To, see, not only this season but in the playoffs when the heat are just as asset factory of getting from turning them into MBA players not just NBA players in Kendrick, non specifically targeting Robinson standpoint like Stutz like really really good players in the NBA, they'll be supposedly flip a couple of them for Donovan Mitchell Zach Levine, a Victor Oladipo who is the most likely option in my opinion things like that to get them over the hump. But the talk about banning a bio he's off the table and all these trade talks he is. I don't think he's the best player on the Heat I. Think Jimmy Butler is definitely the best player on the Miami Heat but folks. I really believe them by the most important player on the Miami Heat I think Bam on a bio at twenty two years old is the most important player on the four seed in the eastern conference I really do believe pushing for the three see they're only like a half game back or something like that what Ben monovalent doesn't offensive end for the Miami Heat is unmatched he. Switches he one, thousand, five, he gets steals against blocks. He gets energy forces, guys at a passes. He gave I. Don't. I've never seen an NBA player. Coz, close out as well as Bam of bio and he averages under three thousand game which players can do all the defensive minutes. He does it during a mentioned. I'm blanking on the sat right now but only him in another player. Averages less fouls while guarding up like that on one through five defensive shifts in many convince contested shots. The ringer also talked about another thing that was super interesting. When you look at Janas onto the Kubo, there's one player that has defended well better than anybody else. Right. So the stat was really interesting. It was kind of a bar on who has guarded. Johnson and coupon a minimum of thirty five possessions and what did they help you compete under only one player held the honest under forty percent forty percent I think is still good from the field under forty percent. You're starting to play like play poorly who who's there's one player that held onto that was on a bio bio only. Once, in thirty five possessions that was the best in the NBA and guard him as well, and he was one of the only few players to hold him under twenty five points. The entire season against thirty five possessions minimum amount of bio. Bam on a bio is built built like almost like genetically made in the lab to defend and stop guys like honest onto the Kupu Ben Simmons Lebron, James Guys who are excellent in transition running down the floor, and again, those guys are used to being the biggest stronger player on the court but Bama's so strong specifically his lower body. What we see from honest a lot. He gets the ball on the elbow or just bringing up the ball and he a tax cuts on a diagonal angle put his elbow on somebody's chest and they got defenders GonNa just bounce off really man doesn't take that. Bam is the one who pushes back he he stands his ground he's like a tree. And, I think this is one of the reasons why the heat a major threat from walkie bucks and I think they're the only bugs of the I think they'll be only team that the bucks wouldn't WanNa. See least the only team that's undefeated against the Milwaukee Bucks a season as the Miami Heat they're playing again tonight without Jimmy Butler if the heat beat the market box without Jimmy. Butler. Best. One of these in by any team of the year so far seriously that's how big of a was to go undefeated against the Milwaukee Bucks and beat them twice without Jimmy Maher at the beginning of the season they beat him with Jimmy well. Interesting stuff. Again, man buys the most important player also by was top three in possessions from the elbow, which is another thing that the ringer talked about what ban does is he gets the ball on the elbow duly unselfish play that the he have a lot of guys running around shooters, tragic hero none and Robinson in particular are sprinting around sprinting around in a circle almost cutting the basket, etc.. Jay Jay crowder as well. Everyone's cutting or moving around trying to get the open shooter. Emam just seems to make the right pillow. He just seems to make the right pass on the only restaurant and standpoint also not many senators athletic y Kim can handle. Him Can pass like him can get rim like he can. His energy is absolutely unmatched checkouts out some highlights you will love it and I think I'm not crazy man I really do believe I believe. Again. I'll also quickly Dunkin Robinson's will. Talking about how the heat kind of like built up Gosh on the G. League to make them really good players. Robinson is an important player for this my aim he teamed Duncan Robinson. If you watch a game is drawing two, sometimes three defenders on the perimeter because they're doing, whatever they can get to shoot that frees up things for guys like Bam. In a bio and Jimmy Butler and Kendrick Nunn and Goran dragic and he he as much as we like to talk about how Jimmy Jimmy. Butler has been for the heat and I just went on a rant on how great Bam is initiating offense and being one of the. Best point of attack defenders in the entire league and being honest stopper Dunkin Robinson in his own way, he's not passing. The ball is creating so much opportunity and spacing on the floor that it's opening up the lanes for guys like am Bam on the bio and Jimmy Butler because everyone's to focus on making Dunkin Robertson again, a top three shooter in the League in my opinion from shooting three boss. So I meant amazing player development by the amazing suffering Bam on a bio. One of the most underrated players in the league I really do believe should win most improve and he's a rising superstar not there yet not there yet. Bam the Bio Rhinos averaging sixteen ten, and five next year experts an average twenty one twenty to twelve and like five again, and that's when you get into superstar status. That's when you're being one of the best players in the NBA quickly before I end this segment I wanNA talk about the Western Conference playoff race. The Memphis Grizzlies our own for. The game in the bubble, they just lost jaren Jackson Junior, who was their second best player behind John Moran obviously. The conversation has shifted now because not a lot of people believe that the Memphis is going to hang onto the eight seed, right I think I think what's going to end up happening? I think Portland's gotta get that eight seat 'cause they're playing the best basketball. They are right now shutout. Kamala for playing in the best defensive is career and being one. Of the most clutch players in the bubble he said like almost three game winners. If you look at our three clutch shots, incredible stuff stay mellow man I love Carmelo Anthony I. Think the Blazers are going to get the playing some of the best basketball and there's two teams that I think are going to get the fight for the nine seat I. Think it's time to it's over the Memphis Grizzlies. They have a terrible schedule from toughness point of view not only are they going to follow the nothing they're going to the the Portland. I think they're going to give it the ninety to either New Orleans Pelicans or the Phoenix Suns Right now, the Phoenix Suns are undefeated in the bubble they're at an all. Time High Right now, Devon Booker who's absolutely ridiculous looking like the late Kobe Bryant. He looks incredible. He had that game winner against the Los Angeles Clippers the other night love Devon Booker looks absolutely incredible I. Also Love Zion, Williams New Orleans Pelicans I. Think those two are going to be fighting. They're playing really high level basketball right now for that nine spot. Eight spot is going to get locked up by. The Portland Trailblazers and I really do believe that Memphis is gonNA fall to ten and eleven because again too much injuries they had the hardest schedule out of. Anybody in the bubble by far the Memphis Grizzlies had and they just lost your Jackson junior as well and they're already owned four. It's a sad thing to see because drama. It's GonNa Win Rookie of the year as he deserves, and I think that they probably feel a little bit screwed over again, getting the hardest schedule in the bubble and also the new rules about the ninth seed and giving. These guys and even a chance to compete with them in like kind of take that playoff spot from them again, not too much to worry about they have a super bright future with withdraw Marin everything like that. But again, I think Portland's to get that aid seed Carmella Man's and he's playing out of his mind Movin CJ mccollum of bringing it and I think that nine seat for that playoff. Game I would probably that on the Pelicans just closer right now but phoenix is on an absolute tear man I think we'll get a plan game between the either. Pelicans. Our sons versus the Portland Trailblazers it will be a lot of to see the a lot of fun to see plan period because we're not going to get in the eastern conference it just could be in the western conference aren't. Going to take one final break this episode on the other side of it. I WanNa hinting all show expectations for the Arizona Cardinals one almost interesting teams in the NFL watch this year, we're to go game by game and I'll give you my final record predictions for them and talk about a little bit. We'll do that for about eight or ten minutes or so coming up right after this break. Are you looking for help for your fantasy football team. Check out the GSM see fantasy football podcast gets in east best advice on who to start to sit even who you should draft from sleeper picks red hot lineups. They got it all covered for you. That's GSM. See PODCAST DOT COM, backslash fantasy, dash football, dash podcasts. We'll cover traditional dynasty few PR even IEP. When you need fantasy help there's just one showed up. Don't forget to like them on facebook and follow them on twitter visit GS MC podcasts dot com for more INFO. All right and we are back here at the GS MC sports podcast brought to you by again the GMC podcast network. Thank you so much for listening today's episode so far around for the final segment of today's show I've been talking about the NBA all show it really past couple shows again, the NBA has been so fantastic bring everything back high level basketball again, no corona virus testing positive nobody's playing testing by there hasn't been an outbreak no stoppage anything like that. It's been absolutely phenomenal for the MBA again entertaining basketball so much fun. Have all that back on. Have all the big names back so much fun I want to transition to the NFL quickly want something I've done a couple of episodes, which is go game by game and some of the most interesting teams in the NFL. Give you wins losses come up to a final record and kind of break down the team things like that today were to the Arizona Cardinals already done Dallas cowboys the New England patriots and the Tampa Bay buccaneers we're going to do the Arizona cardinals. Today. And I think in my original predictions video again I did that predictions video without like looking through every team schedule just very basic easy quick predictions video I have them or segment I should say a lyle go weeks ago and I think I had the Carlos going nine and seven or ten and six. So now I've looked at their schedule and I think we're actually going to have them having a better record than that when it's all said and done their schedule is actually pretty pretty light. There's a lot of toss up games. And I'll get into that og into a floor or ceiling, and then my actual prediction when they can have and we'll just get right into it for the next five six minutes or so we're going to be doing the Arizona cardinals predictions, and here we go week one Arizona cardinals at San Francisco Forty niners I love this Arizona, team I think they're pretty good I think there could be a special ofensive team you're two of the cliff Kingsbury System. Everything with Mary excites me I think if there's going to be a guy who jumps from year one year two MVP. is every favorite and a dark horses drew lock I mentioned that before but Calamari is really the favorite here get adding Deandra. Season big moves from Arizona. I think the only thing holding them back release a really tough division they play him we'll get into that. Week, one against the San Francisco Forty Niners, I like the cardinals. Your own one San Francisco's pretty much bringing their entire super bowl team back and they're also Aniston veterans potentially Ziggy Ansah as well. Apparently. So who's knows if that's actually that deal, actually it's going to be a lot of really interesting to see the San Francisco Forty niners and I do think they're going to take a step back a little bit of Super Hangover Super Bowl hangover but I think they get this week one matchup easy victory here against the cardinal start own one next up is the Washington football team in their home opener. This quick Washington's not going to be good. This year might be the worst team in the League haskins might have a really short shortly sheer when it comes to coming into the draft next year with Trevor Lawrence, trae Lance, and just in fields all up for grabs potentially. So don't be surprised this joins haskins second and last year starting quarterback for the Washington football team. I think the cardinals have them pretty easily putting them at one. And one, they get their first one of the season. Next step is the Detroit lions. I'm going to give this another one for the Arizona cardinals that's putting them at two wins so far again, the schedule is not too difficult going from the Washington football team Detroit lions to bottom five teams. The NFL cardinals should handle this pretty easily giving putting them at a two one record through the first three weeks next up is the Carolina. Panthers, the panthers are going to be a really good team. Offensively, this game is going to be a shootout. It's going to be so much fun to watch. seriously. That's what we wanted most underrated games of the year. In my opinion, there's going to be like teams are going to get into the High Twenty s thirties maybe even forties again, Matt Rule Job Ready for the Carolina Panthers Teddy Bridgewater Great. Distributor. The ball they've so many. Weapons Christian McCaffrey Jay more. Curtis. Samuel now Robbie Anderson as well. Of course on Arizona's site Kenyan, drake Christian Kirk Larry Fitzgerald, De'andre Gains Murray at at the quarterback position as well. I'M GONNA give it to the cardinals because I think the panthers are really young and I think there's not a much superstar power. The cardinals have the cardinals was also the quarterback advantage. I'm going to give that to the cardinals it'll be. Putting the cardinals at three wins on the year next up is the New York jets I. Think the jets have the chance to be the worst league. I talked about it either my last episode the episode before that guys are dropping out they trade journals they lose cj Bosley I think the worst coach in the League as well Adam Gates that is. Could be the worst team in the league I'm going to get this one of the Arizona cardinals, putting them at four wins. So they're starting foreign one in the hype is going to be really really really high for them. It's going to be almost unbearable. You know they're going to be right up there were Seattle and San Francisco and their division really easy start next that this the cowboys in Dallas at night game I ain't GonNa give this down because I think the coaching advantage I think it'll be a close game but I do think Dallas is defense is more capable of stopping the Arizona cardinals offense and Cardinals Defensive Stop The Dallas. Offense, it'll be a close game I'm going to give this one to Dallas putting them at four and two next the Seattle seahawks I think the seahawks are going to super bowl. I don't have the cardinals winning that one still at four wins for the cardinals so far than the lose that one of the seahawks next step is the dolphins dolphins are about a year or two away. It's interesting though they could make a push for the division depending to as who knows what they're going to look at that part of the season. So it's really unknown stick with the cardinals here putting them at five wins on the season so far so again. Off. Foreign one they dropped two games. They get their fifth win good stuff from Arizona still having a great year I. Think they're gonNA five wins at that point. Then they're facing the buffalo bills I. think this will be a close game I liked the bills defense a lot specifically of Davis White who might opt out stays in he hasn't decided yet. That'll be a big one not necessarily that will swing the game, but it'll be important. I think in this one I'm GonNa to give it to the buffalo bills and a very, very, very close game I. Think the Bills Defense is phenomenal I don't trust the bills offense, but against a weak. Defense like Arizona, I can get some points enough to get a victory. So I'm GONNA, give it to the buffalo bills for that. Once was still five wins, and then again, they played the Seattle Seahawks at that point that is tough. Again in Seattle I don't see them winning that one then face the Patriots they should take care of them I. Think the Patriots are to be a far worse than people believe putting the cardinals at six wins then they face the rams I think they will win that one as well. Putting them at seven wins than the giants when that one putting them at eight wins with three games left on the schedule and in. The final three games are eagles for niners and rams. I think that they should win two of those games they'll beat philly in probably beat the rams as well. I know they I have philly being over Dallas but again, I don't trust phillies offense that much I think the cardinals will be really pushing for the late late game that year I think they'll I think they'll actually lose to the forty niners that led that second last week of the year but then beat the rams the last week of the year putting the Arizona cardinals at ten wins I. think that's what they're going to be ten wins my expectation for the Arizona Cardinals I think. They have a floor the worst eras the cardinals will do the season because easy. This schedule is is eight or nine wins the highest I could see them going mean man if they could beat the bills if they could with the forty niners, they could beat the cowboys you know. Then you're talking about eleven twelve thirteen team don't have them that I think they're a year way they need more time to Mash Chris Kingsbury and Calamari do more time to develop this offensive system. I think they're going to win ten games again to the floor of eight or nine and a ceiling of twelve or thirteen. Let me know what you think of the Arizona Cardinals. Fascinating team to watch again year two of the cliff marriage going to be so much fun to watch edition of new COP. Gins really tough divisionals to win ten games that division is like winning twelve or thirteen in another. They have an easier schedule when it comes to out of division stuff was why they're going to be at ten. Could it be so much fun to watch the Arizona Cardinals that is again, thank you so much for listening to today's episode that's going to conclude today's episode. Again, it to subscribe to the PODCAST, leave us a five star review and a falls on on social media platforms well, twitter facebook and instagram. Alex mass for the GMC sports podcasts can thank you so much for listening and we'll see you all in the next episode. 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Whats next for the Denver Nuggets? w/ Harrison Wind

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Whats next for the Denver Nuggets? w/ Harrison Wind

"Thursday and Welcome to another Edition the premium house podcast. I am your host Mark Chandler joined today as always by my co-hosts Nate Georgie. We're going to call him camel snake for today because you know, I think Nate on this Christoff just for today dude, it's everyday, it's everyday you told me you're going to get a cam like what like two months ago. Yeah, I spent like 5 minutes doing my hair today and I can't even see your beautiful shining face. But you know, it is what it is. So, you know in our this is now our second podcast doing our off season previews of of the previews of the awesome gas cap off today and review of the season. And today we're bringing on Harrison wind of the NVR. If you guys were not following the NVR go do that. They provide the best coverage of any Denver sport specifically the Nuggets roll. We're talking about Harrison. How you doing today, man? I'm doing great, man. I'm doing great. I'm fully shifted and it's off season mode. So ready to talk some offseason preview recap, whatever that means. Yeah. Definitely. It's it's kind of like a morphing of the two. I feel that because I cover the Pacers and pretty much I had like three days off and I thought it was going to be a normal offseason and then Nate McMillan got fired and then I just got up and do my thing since then so we're we're making it work, but obviously, I mean this was just a wild season for Denver. I kind of want to ask you cuz I know you're from Denver. So what was this experience kind of life for you getting a witness this cuz they haven't been to the Western Conference Finals. Obviously since mellow was there in 09 and this season was just I mean, we we can get to a Buddhist crazy. It was crazy. And obviously the playoffs were like another world but everything that happened this season, it's funny cuz we have this saying at the NVR in the Nuggets, I have this saying that they've like set a ton over the last couple of years, but it's that we don't skip steps and the never gets have rebuilt this team in a way where they really haven't took steps like from drafting the cord like not trading off Jamal Murray when they could have gotten like a Kawhi Leonard Anthony Davis. They've kept that young core together and just added piece by piece by piece and to see it result in a Western Conference Finals run like it did this season. It just like felt really good. Like I don't know how to do it any other way, but it just made sense. It was kind of the culmination of what they've been preaching and what their culture has been and what their messaging has been over the last three or four years. Ever since like Michael Malone got there and the rebuilt started. So it just kind of was the next step and it's funny because in the NBA, you don't always know if that next step will come because it's just nothing is certain but the nuggets have just kept making one step after another they missed the playoffs by one game three years ago or two years ago, then they make the playoffs for the first time in the microphone error in the yoga chehra, they get to the second round then they get to the Western Conference Finals. So how the nuggets have built this thing like, it feels good to cover a team that did it the old school and not the right way. But just kind of the the tough way these days I guess. Yeah totally and it's kind of funny. I was telling Nate before we got on like I have I've watched like kind of intentionally the finals right now. Obviously, I was like religiously following everything else cuz that's what we do. But like now with the finals, I'm just like kind of fatigue like you mentioned that the the playing game against Minnesota was off. Two years ago. I don't know about you man. But I remember watching that game and feels it was like five or six years ago. Like it's so crazy looking back. I think that's the only two years from now. Yeah, I like I like how you mention Denver like not skipping steps cuz you look at a team. Like I'm a Boston fan and they kind of could have gone down that road, but they you know, they swing for the fences on a cock they made like massive free agent signings and you look at Denver and they're kind of just you know, they're obviously not, you know, hopefully they're not going to go assign the most attractive free-agent whenever they can walk in these young guys together. They getting their advancing further in the playoffs every single year and I think we're going to we're going to talk a little bit about you know moves they can make this offseason signings. Maybe you know, they got some, you know, they need a lot of money come off the books most likely so, you know, I I guess we can kind of segue into that and I kind of want to know what you think about. Cuz Jeremy grad, I mean I assume you he's not picking up this option for nine nine million with the way he played those last couple of series. I mean he played as like that Superstar level of role player at every team needs and that's what he kind of was. So what do you think you guys do you think you're going to send him or you guys like? Yeah, but do you guys think that we are talking it's emotionally right now actually, what are your thoughts on Grant? Yeah, look the nuggets out to bring them back. I mean unless the team like in Atlanta comes in with like a office that's twenty million plus which at that point the nuggets are probably walk away, but they've got to bring them back because there's nobody really out there. That's a free agent right now that I feel like that's what the way Grant does with the Nuggets next to jokic next to Michael Porter Jr. He's probably going to be starting with next season and there's not really any of those guys suck. During the trade market like did I guess went through this whole Spiel last summer when they tried to find a guy like Grant who would fit who would you know be that fourth or fifth guy off Washington a starting lineup who would fit defensively with the guys who are currently there and they landed on Grant's so there's not that many of those guys out there. So they've got to bring them back and I agree. I think the decline that off option and I think the Nuggets will pay to bring him back but like I said if like Atlanta comes in there with a huge Mammoth offer and like over pays him money probably shouldn't re-sign him but I don't necessarily think that's going to happen. So if I had to like put my money where my mouth is, I'd say they are able to bring him back but it's probably going to cost them pretty penny as it should like Jeremy Grant proved in the playoffs. He's incredibly valuable for what the Nuggets need. He defended Donovan Mitchell then Kawhi Leonard and Paul George then LeBron Anthony Davis. I don't know off. Many guys and we can do that. So I think they'll bring them back, but it's going to cost them for sure. Yeah, definitely and one thing that kind of factors in with that as well. You mentioned about Michael Porter Jr. Starting at the three next year, which I you know, in my opinion. I feel like it'd be ridiculous that if that doesn't happen but wage, um, who knows what Michael Malone is notorious for for sticking with his guys, but I do think it's at the point like you can't not play mpj. Well that also kind of leaves an interesting Mark with with Paul Millsap. I mean, obviously he was a starter all this year. He he had a really good season prior to the Hiatus and just not never really got it going in the bubble and really struggled at times in the play-offs, but I think I mean obviously I'm not in the locker room. So I can't really gauge his how his personality and Pakistan but he reminds me a lot of you know, kind of like how David West signed with the Pacers in 2011 like that veteran guy who's coming off of a pretty successful run and he's getting a Payday somewhere that maybe if you wouldn't have gone earlier in his career and he can be that veteran voice in the locker room. And I feel like he's definitely just from the wage. Side had a huge impact on how the nuggets have gone. And I wonder because I don't think it'll be quite as sought after free agency now after the bubble at least that's my read on it, but I do wonder what his job. Do you think that the front office will be looking to bring him back? Because it'd be tough to definitely tough to let him go. Yeah Millsaps interesting. I like the David West comparison because they you know step. I don't know if this was the exact situation with West but Millsaps came into an incredibly young locker room that had made the playoffs before and of course, he's made the playoffs like almost every year of his career from home to Atlanta before that before we came to Denver and he kind of just showed the Nuggets how to win to be completely honest like guys in the locker room will say that and Denver didn't play any defense of former. I've got here since Millsap has been here. They've been you know around the top-10 defense for the last few years. It's tough for people not in Denver. It's tough for people in Denver for them. Sometimes grass Millsaps value, but it's going to be interesting because yes, I don't think he's going to be very sought-after and I think the Nuggets would like to bring him back if it's on a pretty cheap deal and if Millsap is totally cool kind of transitioning into the next role of his career, which is going to be coming off the bench. I think he would if he's in a situation where things you can contend for a championship, but I do wonder if the Lakers or if the warriors were to come in with maybe a similar offer or a slightly more lucrative offer to Millsaps any views that as like a better chance to win a championship if you would jump at that. I don't know if you would because coming off the counter Denver is probably you know, just as good at as a chance at a championship is coming off the bench for the Warriors. Maybe the Lakers is a little different but he's probably just going to have to decide you know, what situation he wants for him. And you know, I I think the fact that he's got a couple of young kids right now and he has a house living in Denver at this stage of his career. That's gotta mean that Denver's are pretty enticing option. I would think if of all the variables are similar Yeah, Milsap doesn't strike me as like a ring Chaser. I don't think he's going to be maybe he would you know, like you said it's like the Lakers came over with a really, you know near veteran-minimum. I mean he deserves more than that men. Yeah, but you know if they offer them something for their bet for his bench, but I've always talked about how important I think he is for your package just too high. He can not hide it completely but he can kind of hide a little bit of Nikola jokic as weakness protecting the rim and you know with his defensive or facilities, you know is super important for them. Cuz I mean if you go forward next year with your starting line-up is Marie, let's say you got Michael Porter Jr. In there. You got Nikola jokic in there. I mean, you're kind of like going on, you know, really good Defenders there and I think they'll steps are great option for them off the bench and certain items that they can play. So I definitely expect him to re-sign their job. I what do you think? How much do you think he's going to get from Denver though? I don't know. Like you said it's good probably more than the minimum. I would at least hope it's more than minimum. But you know a lot of it might have to do with what Jeremy grants contract is going to be and then you know, the nuggets have a bunch of other free agents as well. They've got Mason Plumlee who's up for a new deal. They've got Torrey Craig who's up for a new deal. So maybe some of it depends on if they bring those guys back as well, but maybe it's like a OnePlus One for Millsap where he's getting. I don't need so like eight to ten million. Annually, I could see that like maybe at the higher end of things. Yeah, that's kind of what I was hearing around the league. I talked a couple of cap guys thousand before the bubble. They were thinking maybe like a to 430 with how he was playing just getting one last payday, but now it's probably more like a full Emily for like two years, which I think makes sense and that also log Said easier for other teams to kind of try and pry them away. So we'll see how that works out kind of going shifting into another area. One thing that I thought was really interesting. Obviously Denver run was emotional but you you someone that was always looming in the back for me it just because I followed Denver, you know, really close to this you're not as close as I did with some other teams, but Will Barton was a huge part of Denver during the regular season. I mean until Jamal kind of really came into his own after the new year. I mean I felt like will was probably the second most consistent offensive player on the team was bring a lot on defense secondary playmaker not there in the bubble obviously and I think it's so easy to miss that because of what they did, you know getting to the Western Conference Finals the entire time they're playing the Lakers thinking wow. I wish will Barton's here cuz that was like exactly that what was missing and now like we talked about with with Michael Porter Jr. Probably stepping into the starting lineup. I do wonder what will birth Places on the team moving forward because like I think it's I mean he's obviously he could play as a six-man for sure but I do think it's just a little bit murky to look at how he may be kind of girl finds his role on the team. It's totally murky and I think what you said about that Lakers series was spot-on because really throughout the playoffs the Nuggets offense off most of it was just the Murray. Okay General and you needed that third Creator and eventually that will be Michael Porter Jr. It wasn't in the playoffs this year. I don't think anybody was expecting it to be him in the playoffs just rookies don't usually do that and the play-offs but Will Barton would have been that guy so they missed him from a ton. That's for sure and look. I think I should be the starting 3 next season. I could see a scenario where the Nuggets brick big training camp and it's a quote unquote competition at that position. And yep. If they bring Bart and back it would obviously be him and empty J and you know, whoever else you might want to throw into that but look mpj is the future at that position. I think we all know that I think they need to know that I do think Michael Malone deep down definitely knows that so some of this could just be the Nuggets might have to go to Barton and say look are you okay with taking a diminished role? Maybe that's Off the Bench maybe that could be at the starting to although I wouldn't think that's the route they go are you off with playing a six-man role in you'll still be playing, you know, twenty-five to thirty minutes a night. You'll still be playing a key role for a team that's contending for a ring. And if he is willing to go along with that he can you know, they can keep him on if he's not maybe they look to trade them. But the thing about Barton is he was like the first guy and the Nuggets lock removed. Last couple of years to say okay this team has the talent to win a championship and to contend sooner rather than later and he was so excited to be a part of that so I can only imagine how much she must have killed him to just have to kind of sit on the sidelines and not be able to contribute but I have a feeling that he would be willing to take a slightly diminished role just because this team can contend but it's really going to be up to him. It's probably going to be up to him, you know to determine what his future might look like I said, I mean, I think it'll be cool. I think him as a six-man definitely suits him better with this team, you know my Porter Jr. Hopefully one day he can be like a a great Creator and he's off right now. He's best served as a you know, a lethal off-ball threat and a catch-and-shoot threat, which you stick in with your email Maria Nikola jokic to great passers that's service and better in the starting lineup. We're as well off. Is a little bit better at creating. I mean a lot better at creating for others. I think the six men roll is actually perfect for him. Which kind of segue me into talking about microphone. No Junior a lot because I just love talking about Michael Porter Jr. What do you think like this offseason? Like he needs I'll be obviously his defense needs to improve. I mean, he sure knows effort. He's got the intangibles. He's six ten thousand seven foot wingspan, but sometimes he just doesn't look like he knows what the scheme is out there or what he's doing out there. You know, I said before that he kind of just looks like a chicken with his head cut off. Sometimes the way he's chasing around screens. So I assume you think defensively is like where its biggest Improvement is, but how else you see Denver using them next year. Yeah defensively for sure and not the I think that there was like a watershed moment for him in the playoffs and he even had a couple of quotes about this but he was like, yeah, I'm getting targeted every time in the pick-and-roll. I know playoffs is all about Defense now, I know if you don't play defense, you're not going to play in the playoffs. So I think he definitely realizes that defense is working to put a lot of work and but you know, there's a lot of other countries to one of Michael Malone's messages to mtj. This summer is to become more this office is not the summer is to become a better catch-and-shoot guy and kind of like directly not directly in the mold, but I could see Denver running a lot of like Miami Heat asked sets that they run for Duncan Robinson and Tyler hero those quadruple handoffs where they or the ones where they send those guys off double triple star screens. I think Denver is going to want to run a lot of that stuff for m p j and if you can become like a quicker catch-and-shoot guy, he's going to be deadly in those situations because he's already 6:10. Nobody can really block his shot. We saw that just, you know, even in the playoffs like him just shooting it right in the eye of LeBron James and LeBron khong Do anything about it? Cuz mpj 6:10. The rest of the week can't really do anything about it either. So if you can become better in kind of those quick catch-and-shoot situations, I feel like that is a need to a lot of just easy shots for him. And I think Denver is going to run a lot of that stuff for him next season. He's got to get better moving without the ball to he just stands and watches a lot and sometimes that's easy to do when yo kitchen murderer just kind of run they're running their two-man game, but he's got to get better at moving without the ball. And another part of it is Denver's just kind of got A Sneak operate him more into their offense because I've kind of been saying this this this whole podcast, but if it wasn't the yogesh Marie to Man game a lot of times it was just TJ or Jeremy Grant or or somebody else taken a corner three or a wing three at the end of the shot clock. So Denver's also got to work to incorporate him or run some stuff for him at a higher clip than they did last year. I think they'll do that going forward. Yeah. Yeah. Definitely. I agree with that and especially speaking on I mean M PJ's shot like some of the shots he was hitting new. He's really just phenomenal at the one dribble and Pub over somebody it's just been nuts to watch but you know that kind of leads into one last part about the starting lineup and you mentioned to guard potentially starting Will Barton their unfortunate looking at Gary Harris and and where he's at. I think I wrote an article about it too and how he really helped change the Clippers series and and that's totally true. I mean, I remember I spoke to Thursday. I did a podcast with Adam right before game five against against Utah and it almost felt like we're doing a post-mortem for Denver and then I remember I hit him up to the ends after Iraq after they won game 7 I was like, I guess I should keep rooting against the the Nuggets that right. But I mean you look at what Gary did to completely change things defensively against the Jazz and and against the Clippers as well. But then he was almost unplayable against the Lakers because of his offensive shortcomings and I Think It's just tough looking at his money moving forward and his place in I mean, I think there's still a place down in line up. But then you see what happens against the Lakers and I think unless there's like a major Improvement or what would you call a re provement I guess cuz I mean you did used to have that game. It's it's hard to see him being a viable part of a clothing line up in a high-level situation like that again. Yeah, what was kind of eye-opening he was in that Lakers series and you always know Gary's going to bring a defensively like you mentioned he changed the Utah series. They don't push Utah to 7 probably or or when that serious doubt Kerry Harris home and then he was great defensively in the Clippers series, but he needed closed games for Denver against the Lakers towards the back half of that series and part of the reason was The Lakers didn't really have that match up for Gary like he you know was guarding Paul George and Donovan Mitchell Lakers and have that guard he need to shut down but also just need his offense made it so he couldn't really be on the floor. Like I said towards the back half that Lakers series montamore supplying over him. So that was big. I thought I thought that was very notable quote because you know, you would think based on how those first two series want that really regardless of what he was giving you on offense. He would be a guy that Denver and have closing games, but he wasn't home. So I think Denver will certainly try to trade him maybe not try to trade him but they're not adverse to trading him. I don't think at this point. I mean you guys know he almost in Indiana Pacer a couple of years ago or three years ago whenever that deal fell through I think though maybe attempt to go out and get a Jew holiday. Gary would have to be the main guy in that job. Package. I don't know what the Pelicans think at your holiday. I can't imagine they're too high on him after how the playoffs ended. But yeah, I don't know his money does make it tough choice if you were going to say. All right, we're going to move Gary Harris to the bench. I mean that's eighteen nineteen million coming off the bench. That's tough for a guy who doesn't give you a lot offensive Lee right now. Yeah, that's that's where I'm at with your hair. So you kind of right now the strikes you as a prototypical that prototypical shooting guard on a good team. That is a good Defender. But yeah shooter month and I like that you mentioned it hypothetical trade cuz me and Mark were talking before but I didn't really think of any hypothetical trades. I'm not like the kind of person to do that. But I definitely seen rumors about Jrue Holiday out there and brought it up man. Hey George solidly just straight-up. He talks about it with Adam on on the keeping 1000 podcast, but then he just brought it right out Twitter and that blew up and that was funny but it's been cool like seeing George being the one considering he was the last coach during the last Western Conference Finals around the way that he pioneered for for Denver was really cool. But yeah, I drew holiday makes a ton of sense, but I just I don't know how long they'd be on the tape be willing to take on Gary's money. And well, I think they would be willing to but it just depends what you be willing to package with that wage. Yeah, Denver probably has to be like, all right, we'll give you maybe 2 future firsts and you know, then the nuggets as an organization have historically been pretty adverse to giving up first-rounders absolutely have to so yeah that probably the question Denver assassin selves. Yeah, especially considering I mean I was going back through it the other day and I think Tim Conley probably has the best draft tracker out of any current, you know, hired president of basketball Lobster GM, whoever's making decisions for your front office. I mean just hitting pic after pic pretty much else. Do you have a next you have next question, right? I kind of want to talk a little bit. Well, I mean we're kind of talking about there but let's say for some reason you can't get Grandma's back or Millsap doesn't come back. Are there any like free agents in mind that you think would look good for Denver? Yeah. I mean if they don't get Jeremy Grant back if God. Something happens there like that would be a disaster for Denver. But if that did happen they would quickly look I think to bring Milsap back. Like if they don't get Grant back Mills. Is probably the fallback option and they just run it back with the entire starting lineup or you know for those five guys, you know a guy like and he might be out of Denver's price range is Jae Crowder and like I love potentially how Crowder and Porter would kind of mix and match at the three four, maybe just off for a lot of reasons why I like the Grant Porter three for combo for Denver right now, like Crowder's defense get kind of offset Porters lack of Defense a little bit. They can build shoot at their birth interchangeable there. So I like the idea of Jae Crowder in Denver if that's a possibility. Now with this playoff run. He might have Christ himself out of Denver's birth. Change but that could be an interesting option. I think yeah, so here's my theory on that. I actually I I remember you guys mentioned that recently and I like the idea of Jae Crowder. I wonder too because this is the first time that a shot above 30% from 3 in a playoff series since he was in Boston. So I wonder if somebody's going to like completely, you know sell out to pay for him and then he regresses back down again shooting from three months more like what you mentioned to you cuz even when jeremi Grant I think obviously, you know, it's modern basketball. So all positions are funky now, right and they're more interchangeable. You look at Jeremy Truck & M P J playing together just because mpj is a three doesn't mean he's not guarding Force. Right? Like I think Jeremy definitely has the ability to hang out on the perimeter and Garf guard three, we saw that throughout the playoffs and I like the idea of em, PJ just kind of being able to stick on on fours and maybe do some weeks. I'd Rim protection eventually. So I think it has the length and if he works on his timing and just as rotations you can do it cuz I think you know dead. People will pull up clips and they get blown up of him getting just torched and pick-and-roll defense, but I don't think it said he wasn't trying like he definitely is trying on defense. You just doesn't know where it'd be at and I think that makes sense. You consider Money Paid what like three games in Missouri? So he's never really had to play a high-level defense until this year and especially in like high leverage moments like you did in the playoffs. I mean, it's totally different world. Yeah. I'm going to eventually he's going to be an above-average Defender just because he has the length. I think he does have a good feel for the game, even though he hasn't really flashed that defensively and rebounding to use he's an incredible rebound. Yeah, Michael Porter Jr. I mean, he was the best rebounding rookie by a significant margin this season and that also kind of fits with Jeremy Grant in the page that Jeremy Grant doesn't really rebounds which is crazy for a guy who's who played the for most of his career and his like six nine and a good athlete but empty J. We really does Rebound. So yep. Back to what you were saying about those guys being interchangeable. Ideally, that's a 344 Denver but they can kind of switch and what quote-unquote position they're playing. Yeah, definitely am so I guess it kind of getting towards closing like if you're looking at the sea moving forward, I think it's interesting cuz something that comes up with with the me a lot when looking at the semen, especially like wow, you guys talked the steam doesn't skip steps and that's totally true but I think it brings up and obviously this is probably an unanswerable question. But what comes up for me is wage at what point do you stop taking steps the way you have been and you decide to go make that Splash for a guy like your holiday or whoever it doesn't even have to be this or maybe just next year but like you've gotten to this point doing what you've been doing, but I think there's also you asked what kind of like look at like, okay. Well, what's what's like waiting too much to do the right thing once too much trying to accrue assets or try and make sure we're not dead. Guys, and we're just trying to be careful. You know, I think that's that's something that comes up for me and I definitely wonder about that a lot for this team. Yeah, like I think they would pivot to a new direction if they obviously if they have lost to Utah on the first round and like if they hadn't taken another step if they haven't hadn't gone further in the office, they would have pivoted but you know, they made the Western Conference Finals. Like that's just the facts like yeah, they probably should have lost to Utah they probably should have lost phone numbers, but they didn't so I think that gives them some ammunition to keep on going forward with their current path. And the other thing that they're very presence bout is Jamal Murray is still twenty-three, I believe or 22 Nikola. Jokic just 25 Michael Porter Jr. Is 22 month. They want to contend but they also want to contend for as long as possible. So they're not going to mess that up. Like they're just not going to trade any of those three guys. I don't think at least six and also like I don't think age training for a Jew holiday would necessarily be skipping a step because like Gary Harris has been a part of this entire rebuild but you know Drew holiday is obviously an upgrade and your holiday has what two years left on his contract. I think the last one of those is a player option so he could be off the books by the time that Michael Porter Jr. Is up for a new contract. So that could be you know, that that could be a thing that works out for them financially. So I don't think if they were to trade for June holiday that would necessarily be skipping a step because it kind of is just maybe the next evolution of this team if you keep your three young guys together. That's York or New Jersey. To all day that just could be the next the next step. Yeah, I do. I agree with that that trading for a guide really isn't skipping a step. I think trading Jamal Murray technically be like pivoting in a different direction sure. But as long I mean Mark you kind of asked him a question that no GM has it been able to answer ever is like, when do we blow it up when I keep going what kind of moves with the Indiana Pacers you just never blow it up. So that's where we're at. But as long as you see like especially with the way Jamal Murray play the ball as long as you see things like that improvements from The Young pieces. I mean you kind of just you run it back you bank on your young guys improving and I mean if your memories next season is anything close to what he was on the bubble, you pair that with your cats you pair that with you know, I think a good supporting classic cast. I think the role players are really good and PJs should be taking steps forward. I think it's a no-brainer to run it back home. Especially if you can get Grant back and then let's say next season. I mean, I don't want to go too far ahead, but they have a disappointing loss. But then again you see more improvements for a couple of guys. Maybe there was an injury you kind of run it back. But I mean, it's just an impossible question to answer but I I see it as you know, the way Murray played you have to bring them. You have to just kind of run it back and if you can do all day for Gary Harris and something not much on top, but I'd be all for that. Yeah, definitely. I think I should rephrase the different. I mean skip a step like it's just like doing things differently, right and in terms of looking at what you're mentioning Nate crazy, cuz one thing I want to ask you is just how much your mindset or thoughts around Jamal Murray have changed because of the bubble because I think I mean before the bubble happened. I mean, I I thought I thought he was a really nice player still had some room to grow obviously and was pretty inconsistent and I think after watching like we're doing a just for the fun of it. We're doing like a top 100 ranging article for our site and what we've all come to Jamal Murray were like through he's like a top top 30 player now, like I think it's pretty undebatable like so I don't think anybody has changed more in my name is Jamal Murray has in the last two months of basketball. Yeah. My opinion on him has changed a lot. I always thought he had this in him because As going back to even his like second or third year in the league. I was always begging him as having a ceiling like between Lillard and Curry. I always thought he could get to that level and you know, his game is kind of flashed some components of both those guys, but I always thought he could get there. I didn't think it was going to happen this fast, you know over months month and half years and I don't think anybody did but there is a component to this bubble where I think coming into next regular-season if teams are playing in their home arena again, there's going to be an element of like, okay now prove that you were this kind of shooter in the bubble. Yeah, probably four guys like Jae Crowder who we just talks about but there's going to be an element of that with Jamal Murray as well. Okay, ma'am, you're this good of a shooter and look. I don't think he's like, I'm not sure what he finished up at four 3, but from 3, but for a while he was no like a 45% guy from 3 is obviously dead. That but for his whole career we were like in Denver. Why is Jamal Murray only like 34% 35% guy from 3. He's a much better shooter than this. So I think a little of that was with him kind of making the leap and showing he was a better shooter, but it's interesting you brought up that top 100 ranking cuz we are you talking about that on the podcast last night at how curious we were times where he comes in compares the guys like Jason Tatum and Devin Booker that's going to be fascinating but he definitely made the quote unquote leap. Like, however, you want to define the leap Jumanji made that in the playoffs this season. He really made it like in the first round it seemed and that was crazy and he totally dedicated. His entire just workload over the Hiatus to making sure he was in as good of a position as possible in the playoffs to make that leap and that came true. So, I mean thought word you have to consider him, you know in that starts here. I feel like unless he proves otherwise, yeah, definitely own organization. I was just going to say he's got he before the the postseason I was you know, you kind of look at them all Maurice numbers and like you mentioned like you watch and play and you're like, oh this guy's a 40% three-point shooter and then you look at phone numbers and you see the 35 36. It's like wait what but he did he shot 45% for the duration of the postseason and I think I like that you brought up the whole, you know, it was a small sample size. It was a bubble, you know people were talking about how it was easier to shoot there because of the depth perception or something like that. There's no crowd there. There's no fans so dead. I do want to see you know, not just formal Marie but a lot of these players that were just lights out in the postseason. Was it because of the environment are they? I mean cuz they did technically basically have like a wage off-season, you know, so that could have been where the Improvement was in his shootings Balmer. I mean, it was three or four months you might have just been you know shooting a shit ton. So I'm really interested to see how well he shoots it next year cuz I definitely believe you can be not well over 40% but I think you can be forty 41% three-point shooter on high volume two. Yeah, that's definitely one hundred percent off Harrison. This was a lot of fun man. I really appreciate you coming on before we get you out of here. What are you working on right now that you want people to know about or what's going on in your life. That's exciting. Yeah. Well, we got the draft a little over a month away. So we're going to be turning our attention to that over at DMV are and nuggets have a first-round draft pick for the first time in in two years. So it's time to age. Get comfortable with with some draft prospects, which I didn't do it all last year when the Nuggets didn't have a pic and then wound up with Bulbul. So the longing yeah, Yeah, the ultimate long boy, we didn't talk about Bulbul at all. But I know I was I was trying to prevent the hype a little bit. We have to we have to keep him safe for me and we're starting the highest. So yeah, I'm excited. I'm so excited see what he does man. Like I it's like again like we're talking about the bubble. I just don't have to take like I remember I wasn't watching this Denver. I can't remember against but it was the very first game when when Denver had eight guys on the bench. It was seven or eight guys and both starts at the three and just goes nuts in his first real NBA game and I just need to take some of bubble mannequin while but I think I think what you can take from bowl, is that or at least this is what I took I'd not sure he's a v anymore. I think he's like a 3/4 and I definitely thought he was back home. I had before but now I think he's more of a 3/4 guy. So yeah at the NVR, we're just going to be pivoting to the draft a little bit here over the next month and got to watch some college stuff. Gotta watch some College film. Yeah. I'm trying to hop on that same train right now. Will Harrison thank you again to everything to everyone listening. Please be sure to rate and review on Apple podcast check us out on Spotify. I'm sure to read us over premium hoops.org and obviously go follow Harrison on Twitter and check out everything that DVRs doing your some phenomenal freaking stuff. And if you live in Colorado go to the DMV our bar, what are you doing? Have a good rest of your day. Thank you. And I almost said go Pacers because I say at the end of all of my other podcasts, but have a good rest of your day.

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B.I.G. Interview | Chris Dempsey of Altitude TV on Nuggets Tough Weekend and Remainder of Series

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B.I.G. Interview | Chris Dempsey of Altitude TV on Nuggets Tough Weekend and Remainder of Series

"For kelly lyles the fort collins. Colorado your csu insider on the whole show on thirteen ten kfi k. Were back to the show live from the collision specialists studios joining me now. The first advantage hotline chris dempsey of altitude tv. Chris who saturday was that was a tough one. That was a tough one to take. That was real. Yeah you know. I i thought when you when you watch the game you understood what seem which team felt that. Their season was hanging in the balance. And you know because of that. You'll portland really played You know they played well on both sides of the bat on both sides of the court and Also you know. The nuggets played like they had margin for error. You know. I mean you when you don't feel the weight of maybe your season being over or on the brink of being over you know. Sometimes you don't bring the all out intensity that you need to. And i think we've seen some teams do that in these playoffs overall but that certainly was where the nuggets space that they lived in and and You know like cost him and So you know they'll have to try to get back here tonight. yeah was just. It was one of those games. I mean i. It was hard to point it at much. That was going right for denver. Of course not that. This was about nicoli okay but that was one of again. I think it's astonishing. Chris that were saying that that was like the one bad game of the season that we've really seen with joker which is amazing to say that right because the great players there's always say there's there's a handful of games where they just didn't have it that night We never see this from joker sixteen points minus thirty to just not his night and again. It wasn't anybody's night but it really stood out with joker the at does because he's just he's been so excellent you know that's And anything less than you know what he normally puts up. We're just gonna look at that and go wait what what happened here today And you know. I think a couple of things about his actual performance one. You know he missed a about Let's say about three or four shots you normally always make So you had those things including right off the top of the game. And i mean that that probably was the biggest invest sign that it probably wasn't going to be the nuggets night when he know drives all the way to the basket for a lay up and then misses the entire him on the way you know so it was kinda like oh that that'd probably should have been assigned all of us that this might not be the nuggets night but you also I i think just get back to making the shots that he had made the first place and then part to this. You know a couple of games ago. We talked about Catching the ball out near the angle. Three point line than getting into kind of a post up backing down. You know he did that with us a few times over three and i think what yousef has done a better job of over the course of the series then these those posts up situations where You know wanting to really talented. Get i mean he. The longer he's out there the longer the post up the the more i it becomes advantage yousef nervous. 'cause easy he gets it more of his weight into it just becomes a harder offense of play whereas when you got the ball when he when nicola got the ball in pick and roll or in fake dribble handoff i mean he got straight to the rim scored every single time. And so. i think that there's going to be more of that happening in this game as well. Just getting him the ball in space so that you isn't just leaning on him the entire time An putting yousef from their kitchen these pick and roll actions where he's not been fantastic especially in the middle pick and roll at any point this series michael porter jr. shooting what three times i mean he made. He made a three early. Chris and i think within the first couple of minutes of the game is that porter. Is that game plan not not working. I mean mixture of the two. What what's going on here. I think for michael porter Well first of all. Let's just give credit to norman powell and in portland for the job that they're doing on him Making things really really tough and You know i. I this going into the series that this was going to be the hardest test. That michael porter has Encounter in his basketball. Like it just is because what he is especially in his. Nba live because what he has not been in. The nba yet has been the first to one or two on the opposing team scouting report. And now they've got your entire game. You know slice down to to thin slices. They know what you're well they take all of that stuff away and so how do you counter that. And it's not easy in this league you know and and for young players by and large you have to go through this a couple of times before you understand how to to to to fight back and get back into a better space. The problem is the nuggets. Need this twenty one year old player to do that right now and so i think for him. I'm not looking forward to. I think he'll have a good game tonight because for him it seems the biggest piece of it for him is just fighting back okay. So they're going to be physical with these so they're not going to try to let they're not gonna let you cut the not gonna let you move freely around the court you have to want to score more than they don't want to to score and have that mentality then you start to just get to your spots anyway and if you wanna be a star in this league this is the stuff that you have to deal with all night on the other side damian. Lillard to deal with this every single night of all the games steph curry kevin durant lebron james lees players. Get the best defenders On the other team they get the best they get the the. The defense is loaded up to stop them. They get a bunch of physical players especially steph curry gets a visit. Visit a bunch of physical Beating every single night and they still get to their spots and they still get to the numbers because there's so determined that you're not going to stop them from what they're gonna do in the first place. And i think for michael porter jr. he got mad space and then partout he's just got to not some worry so much about the three point shot. Okay you can make a three point shot you. We know this. We know this but it is not your identity. You can score anywhere on the court and just because it's not the majority of majority of it's not threes long That kind of stuff doesn't matter. Just hit your twenty five to thirty that's it. That's it doesn't matter where the points come from. Just get your twenty five points that night and if he can just start to switch the mindset to those couple of things i ain't i think we'll see him really flourish in in the series at the remainder of the series. I should say. And i think that really will start tonight. He sounded like a determined player on on the nuggets interview. Yesterday with the media and I i expect a real good back for him tonight. And i think it was. We ended up with just two turnovers but one of the turnovers was really early. In that game chris and to me it just felt right then and they are going to continue to play rough and tough defense on you. I don't know right then. Something was like. Oh as puerto ready for that. So we'll see Sometimes a night away or a couple of nights away can change. Things is the beauty of these nba. Playoffs chris i got about a minute. Left will barton for tonight or thursday. Wh what are we. What are we thinking. They're yeah they keep pushing back. Martin tonight Michael malone as a matter of fact he was asked about that yesterday and he basically just sitting out. It's it's He's just not been clear. He was able to go through practice but they didn't do anything. Live so if they didn't do five on five or anything like that where you would have seen will barton running up and down the court and maybe taking contact as well So the general Thought he's not playing this game here today and but maybe game six. And i mean we're all the end of the series already so i mean you know it's It's tough if he's not been able to be cleared to play to this point you know i i. I don't know how much they can hold out That he will be in the remainder of the series and then even if he is cleared you know how much can you really play You know an and how much do you really want to put him out there When he hasn't played any basketball. And you probably have your your rotation's and everything the way you want him so It it's been tough. Because i think they certainly coach. Mike malone was very hopeful at the beginning of this series that will play at some point But now we're in game five. He's not gonna play tonight and so his only two opportunities would be In the next couple of games if there are two games actually left after after tonight and so it just It it's it. It doesn't look fantastic for him To to show up in this series. That's a bummer. Hey shirley norman powell is not going to go off for for twenty nine points again right in the rest of the series. We would hope not you know i think for for them. It's got pick him up and transition a little bit better And then and then walk him off. I mean he is a He's an explosive player to the rim. And you know if that's where he gets aggressive early and it start hitting threes A little bit at when you when you really start back it off of them or closing out slower. So i think they got to do to him. What he's doing to michael porter jr. forgive physical takeaway space And make sure you can test everything. The rent we'll see man it's a. It's a huge game tonight. What time does the action get started for. You guys. also six o'clock with the altitude pre game show The the clock for that game at seven. And then we'll be back You know to wrap it all up analyze everything that we saw after the game. So hopefully it'll be a nuggets victory and everybody will be happy. It'll be fun. Postgame show get this dub and close it out on thursday that that's all right. It's simple enough chris. I mean that's just do that. Even for say i appreciate it. We'll be watching out for you tonight. I remember we're talking to chris dempsey altitude tv. Get the i tell you. Tonight's huge a huge game. 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August 7 Hour 2 Rockies Take 4th Series In A Row | Nuggets Breakdown

"Five minutes after the hour. Welcome back to the whole show, our by CDC energy were live. Studios. Power Play Sports poll question. Better. The cardboard cutouts, these zoom style fan attendance deal or nothing. Put advertisements up there. You know. Put a big fat. The whole show picture on one of those hockey games wouldn't that be cool. How much do you think that costs? A, million dollars for game. He have anything yet. Any money. Now Probably I think he's the Hogan's like all pitched in. We could. We could make that happen. Yeah. Just a little bit come on guys. Yeah. There's a million Hogan. So we got a dollar from each of them and we can afford this. Yeah, I think. Millions of listeners million all over the world. Had it listener from like South Korea South, Korea Yep said what's up guys? He called it was like two in the morning there. Yeah. I stayed up all night. Just call just to catch the show. I mean heavy made sense to me. It's what we hear all the time and the relevancy of this show in south. Korea, is off the chain. Ken Bone Hey Brady. We think twenty twenty so far is a great year. It's going to be our first year without losing season since the late one, thousand, nine, hundred sincerely. UNC Football. Yeah. Yeah. last night was interesting for a lot of reasons. Does? Do you think Mike Malone? Jamal. Murray's really hurt. And we'll. Barton. and. I I don't know I. Mean they were fine when we had the scrimmages and then suddenly you're out for, they've already played four, they played half of their games. So. There are I don't. I don't quite understand it. It's very interesting to me about the trend for the nuggets to there's still a five hundred base pretty much team. They were kind of like their last ten before the the restart, they were five and five. And they came back up and they're back to being still five and five. Because they're five hundred right now. But they battled it out really well with Portland Portland had to win this game they had to. They really needed Denver. Phoenix really needed Denver to win that game. PHOENIX, moved up their their game and a half behind Portland that would have made things very interesting. So Portland had to have it. They had all their guys. The nuggets were without Will Barton Gary? Harris Jamal Murray Paul millsap announced a few hours before the game. He wasn't going to go and then joker didn't play in the second in the fourth quarter. So. The fact that the nuggets were even in this thing in the third, and then actually got the lead with about six minutes. Left is pretty phenomenal. Mike, Malone. Has a challenge. For MPG. And most of us can read between the lines in it saying don't be Carmelo. Anthony. Play defense. They at him and he had twenty seven at twelve. So I think Michael did a good job will shooting over him. That's one thing about Michael. He's got tremendous size and length, and he doesn't see a lot of people give Gary. Trent credit. He's trying to get into and be physical. Did a good job. So got to get stronger and also understand how to create separation I really feel if you wanted to simplify the the NBA game, it's great teams and great players create separation and really good defensive teams and defensive players were able to negate the separation. So Michael's got to figure out ways to create separation when somebody's trying to get up in them. The luxury of having a Michael. puertas. Even when you're into, he's able to raise up and shoot over you. So as I mentioned, four seven from three, ten of eighteen from the field temendous efficient might. By Michael From Primer now, there's we'll own kind of just talking about the offensive side too I. Mean, that's my mistake. We had a clip of him talking defense. He talks three point defense overall. But Malone is issued a challenge to Michael Porter Jr.. MPG was asked about text another text exchange about being a defensive player. It's a quick quick clip here, but here's MPG on that. Has always been one of my favorite players I think. He really enjoyed. Talking about always. Defensively, in. The League. Vendor. As, well as offensive player and the best ones do both. So he challenged me in that area. Through a tunnel glimpse human I do. Too, many before the show I, it might be too many might be my limit here. We're finding. A. Pull the curtain back. Colefax there. No particular order. Just tell me when I it doesn't. It doesn't have to fire in order. So we're good to go back to the order like I think we do because I gave myself. I'm waiting for you to say and I didn't say. I. Got, to be on the same page sometimes, and sometimes we're not. You know most of the time with things just happen and it works out well. But when we try to plan too much. That's interesting to me. Because Carmelo, anthony the reason we don't talk about Carmelo, Anthony? With. Lebron. James and. DWAYNE DWAYNE WADE Is because he doesn't play defense, he never played defense and you. It's hard for me to believe that an athlete can't play defense like if you're if you're that good scoring, you're that good at moving with the basketball, your quick. The hoop shouldn't you be able to play defense or is it just come down to a mental thing and I think that was? You know it was mellow. Isn't like a breakdown quick quick defender. But mentally I don't know that he always committed himself to defense. You play defense in the NBA. You have. To commit. You, you have to commit to it and it's you're seeing all the all the changes, all the although screens and guys, split, defenders. You know over helping I mean you can do that too much and they were malone talked about that. He talked about the three point defense, but overall the defensive I mean frustrated that they kind of just forgot who Damian Lillard was. Yeah, we had. Way Too, many lapses. I jumped our guys at halftime. We were guarding Damian Lillard like we didn't know who he was. We've done a really good job of defending in. The last couple of seasons including the playoffs are pickup points away too low. We closed out. We didn't run them off the three point line hands were down. We weren't up in pick and rolls a you name it. We gave it up. Gary Trent was the other guy. Know, he's one of the probably the bigger stars of the bubble. So for Gary, Princeton phenomenal for them. Shooting lights out and the seven ten tonight. Same thing over helping getting caught down the floor. Just four game plan of personal discipline to give eleven threes to dame and seven more Gary trainer. A lot of three pointers in this one I mean. It was Portland's GonNa shoot three anyway, but they shot thirty nine threes. Compared to the nuggets shooting. Twenty. Eight There is a lot of just splitting defenders. There was a lot of that. Guys over helping and Quick Gar taking advantage of. plumlee jumping out, hedging out over helping cuts inside, and then nobody's there to recover, you know when you get to get a screen if you're a defensive player and you come off of a screen. And you're showing your helping. that that defender that was screened has to be able to catch up and take that offense a player on and also be ready to switch and they were getting. So lost on the screens that it was. Having a guard drive wide open to the lane and for an easy layup. and. So defensively. This is what we talk about when we talk about Michael Porter Jr., not being able to play defense. It's not necessarily like he can't play a guy one on one. But in this time I mean teams are getting so creative with the way they set screens and. The way they set offense of plays up that you can't just play defense one on one. You have to be ready. You have to know win the screens are coming. You have to know when those switches are happening. No years next assignment. Here's your first assignment, your guarding Damian, Lillard. What happens when you get the screen what happens next and that was not what was happening for the nuggets last night. They weren't there. Carmelo Anthony was guarding MP J. Star in like that's what porter should remember like they had to switch and take off of you because you he was torching it mellows older now, but he was never good at defense. Mike? Malone. Is trying to get 'em. Pj to that point I. Don't do. We have that clip Colfax Malone talking about porter. On. The defensive side or is that just an offensive clip? Just? That offensive click. The defense, the three point defense we already did. Yeah. We've mellow on. MPG I. Let's let's hear that they asked i. Think was singer of the Denver Post asked Michael, Porter Jr.. About Carmelo Anthony a guy that he watched when he was little metal has always been one of my favorite players I. Think I didn't really get to watch a lot on the nuggets. 'cause I was so young but. He's always been an inspiration to me to be able to play against him. It's really surreal to be able to match them compete against them. Feel, real crazy. They still playing what is at this age so. Cool experience where young. You gotTa love that. You want a young guy like me says that, right? It's crazy. These still playing at that age. backhanded compliment is really. Playing well, though for Portland he really has. But this is where Malone is trying to start early, and again, porter has a great attitude. He is willing I. Mean he wasn't mellow came from Syracuse and won a championship and was like the guy he was supposed to be the guy drafted what number three by the nuggets. Puerto. He doesn't have that same path. He was hurt. So he didn't get to do achieve greatness at the college level. He wasn't drafted high. The expectations were okay. It's a really good player, but we don't know if he's going to be healthy. So the expectations were there. So porter comes in a little bit more humble than mellow, and this is key. This is key in this young man's career. Malone is to try to, he's basically saying, Hey, you want to be an elite basketball player, not an elite score, and that's Carmelo Anthony was thought that was kind of fitting. That's who he's going up against last night and Malone. Says that the post game you WANNA. Be An elite player. He texted to MPG not an elite score. You have to want to do that on both sides and if impeach now now we're really talking about it. We now are opening it up and discussing this thing. Newark was was tough as always. I? Mean that was A. That was a tough tough thing. Watch him, tear it up, and some of those dunks I mean he he's cocky. He hates the nuggets, right? Twenty two points. Seven rebounds four assists. He was four from four five from the free throw line. He was out, right. He was supposed to be out all season. This is what the restart has done. And he stares down. Bulbul. I mean, he's he dunked it in his face man poster. In Malone was upset kind of thought. It was a little too much but it was a nasty dunk. nurk is a monster of a man. I'm watching right now. It's just. Tank. That's going to be a poster and baubles right there in it That's that's a message. You know that's something that if you're Bobo, you take that and. Try to get better from it. I thought Bobo had some very nice moments last night. He had nine point four for seven but just a couple of his cuts. From the three point line. You know dribbling through defenders to get to a quick dunk. It's easy for him to write dribbling through defenders like that at seven to that is difficult. That is that is where you know this guy is not just tall center that's going to block shots. 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Get Your Day started right with up-to-date news weather and sports mornings with Gail, six am to nine am weekdays on thirteen ten, K. F. K. A.. This is Brian how Colorado Buffaloes beat writer for the Buffs Zone and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten KFI. Welcome back to the show. Joining me now on the first advantage hotline, Chris Dempsey of altitude. TV. Chris. What A, what an interesting game last night the nuggets. So short handed they, they were becoming more shorthanded as the game went on with the joker, not playing that fourth, but somehow they find a way there in the they got a three point lead with a few minutes left ultimately lose by ten, but man does it certainly looks like the future's really bright for the nuggets. Yeah. Yeah. You Know I. Think One of the best qualities about the basketball team that. You know they don't necessarily worry about who is who's dressed in his not dressed who's playing tonight and are not. You know they go out. With the same singular focus, which is to win a basketball game and you know listen I. I think it's it's pretty apparent to me, I. Think. They would've won that game. Had you know Yokich? In Monte? Morris? Been in the fourth quarter in that game But it's supposed to show you what they can do and just Kinda the firepower they have obviously Michael. Porter, Jr. has been wiped out, and you know. So you add that with some other really nice pieces and Bo Bo's getting in and contributing as well, and and you know you get a game into space where you know Portland needed that game really badly. They lost that game. They lost that game. It would have been well, I, think they would have been behind the Phoenix Suns in terms of that being in that nightspot. So Yeah. You know there's a lot of good players. It's a coaching staff that instills a lot of confidence and no excuses into them as well. You know the coaches could go in and say, well, listen, let's just give give it what we got and get Outta here. You know that's not how they operate they. They really do operate with winning in mind all the time and and the nuggets certainly do play that way. Are the. Blazers becoming a one of the bigger rival rivalry games. Now for the nuggets obviously mellows there. But the thing you Bulbul and the poster last night and he was he had a little extra pop there. Are they becoming like the enemy now among most teams for the nuggets? I think if if nuggets Sierra. Hold Nuggets fans. I mean I, I, would. I would I would guess it would be them because not only do you see them four times a year and division games, but the negative now seen them in in a playoff series and you know, and in that playoff series, obviously, they lost game seven at home to them, and so you know you have a lot of little instant I. The first thing I think you need to have is a lot of games against it. It. You know one particular team, and we're starting to get a lot of games against the Portland. Trailblazers, especially, as we know them right Damian, Lillard and CJ mccollum and and now Merkich, and you know America's first gets there. You know he way. You know you waves goodbye since summer. So you know you start with that You get into whatever other Shenanigans you get playoff series, and now I think, yeah. You know you have to look at the Portland Trailblazers as. So, by far, the closest thing that the nuggets have to an arrival in the NBA. Chris. Thought, it was interesting. You were talking to coach Malone after the game and coach talking and and MPG really talking about that defense emphasizing defense I thought it was kind of interesting because on the other side, the guy guarding MPG for the first part of that game was Carmelo Anthony in, do you think that's like in the back? Malone. Noses. History he knows nuggets, histories that in the back of his mind was thinking, I don't want to have another Carmelo Anthony Anthony was amazing grace score. But I. Want I want to have a complete player I. Want 'em PJ to really take that defensive side series i. thought that was kind of ironic last night. Yeah. In for you know Michael Malone, you know no matter how many times he ever says appraises the offense like a decent i. And and Okay and think about where we came in with Michael Porter Jr. this this season, you know the time that he was pulled off the court or did not play Games was largely because Mike Malone was not happy with his defense. It has almost nothing to do with it often and so You know. He. He wants Michael Porter Jr. I. think There's a couple of forces at work one. You know Michael. Porter. Jr.. Is hearing it hearing all the praise from everybody now, all the time starting to get national attention as well for what he's been doing offensively for the nuggets and. Coach, and it's like, okay, that's cool. But slowdown young Fella. You're not there yet. You know this is, let me give you the list of five things that you need to do to get better and on top of that list obviously is. And you when you play for Michael Bologna at better, play it or you know as as Michael Porter Jr. well knows You could find that your time is limited because of that. So I think. Michael. Puerto wants to be a better defensive player. He's like he's not unlike any clear. That's come up as a as a big time score, and that is you pay attention to that more than anything else, and usually when you're in high school into college, you could just outscore the guy who in front of you again. So. Defense by office, you know so I for him I, it's going to be. They have to continually work on his mind set on that end, and then for him Michael, porter is just continuing continuing to stay dial then and to stay active on that end of the court, and that's all that Mike, Malone is really asking for is asking for him to be the glove. He's asking for him to to be aware and to be energized on that end and if he's going to do those two things Michael Puerto will get all the minutes. He wants on the basketball court I know defensively to as a team, not just MPG. They were struggling. They were struggling with that three point defense. I. Think Malaria Malone mentioned it. You guys kind of forgot who Damian Lillard at one point shooting a eighteen three pointers getting eleven of them. That was tough. I. Mean The blazers were finding ways to almost kind of split those defenders up and maybe no malone had mentioned the kind of the over over helping side of things too. So there were times where certainly the nuggets looked out of place and I suppose that's what you see with a lot of young guys that aren't typically involved in the same getting the same minutes and working together. I. Think a little took full advantage of all players on the court. I mean, there were times where he called for the screen to isolate himself on Michael Puerto. Junior to be able to take him But there were a number of instances. You gave me a Lillard is the maybe the craftiest of the mall. So if you if you you know in in the screen roll situations if. If you're not, if you hedging kind of tight, he can still dribble. He's quick enough to dribble around the hedge, and so he can get himself into the lane. Anyway. If you. If you take that hedge out a little bit wider, you saw a couple of times. He just splits them. splits. The defenders goes right in between and then There was one, he hit a three pointer visits so. He makes you really think about how you're playing defensively. I, think yesterday was a you know the negative been pretty, pretty good against him generally this season, and that's where you need to Gary Harris. Be? You know a, he already knows all the tricks. You know. He knows how wh- the plant is how they're going to contain them and so I thought in terms of Damian. Lillard. Yesterday, you missed Gary Harris a whole heck of a lot because now you have a guy that is already well versed on how to guard this player and it is it is strong enough and quick enough, and it's got enough conditioning to be able to stay with him for an entire game. And Ben doesn't have to worry about you know offensively having legs offensively like Gary Harris could just go I. I'm GonNa play defense on all night long and you know, I, know what you're going to do and I'm going to try to stop that you know, and then if he gets tired now you can Tho Tori Craig or somebody on. So you have multiple people that you can throw at them. But nuggets just didn't have that yesterday one and then they they had a lot of young offenders who hadn't seen a lot of the stuff, and so now you know now it's a learning. Learning lesson. Now, Michael Porter can look at that film whoever else can look film and go? Oh, okay I. See you know I get what he's trying to do on a basketball court so that the next time that they are on the court you you have a better idea of of what you're going to do to combat all of the the the moves in all of the craftiness that Daniela task, Chris Dempsey joining us from altitude. TV, speaking of Gary Harris, and a few of these guys on the health side of things. What is that look like? What is the return look like for? We saw Paul MILLSAP missed that game kind of a later decision. Gary Hairs Will Barton, Jamal Murray those guys. When when can we expect when we see them at least a game or two before before the playoffs start. I can only hope yeah, I think Jamal is the closest of the of the of those three. and. So I think they would like to get him in a game, but he looks really good in their last exhibition exhibition game So I I think they're probably not even necessarily worried about his level of play because when he has played he's looked really good. So but having said that I think he if the closest out of the rest of them, I'm not so sure that we'll see. You know what Barton and skincare hair. We might not see them till the playoffs start. So we'll. We'll just. We'll see about that I I know that they want to get them all on the court. Because regardless of what a if you're saying you want to be. Healthy and whole going to the playoffs, which is obviously the most important thing you at least like to have these guys on the court together, one time at least just knock some of the rust off to get you know get some of the timing back at least understand what that timing used to look like in so that it's not completely cold you know in the first game of the. The playoffs in the first round? So I I know they're working to try to get them back for at least a game or two, but I'm not so sure that it's going to happen. Yeah, I. Guess The good thing is you continue to see porter. I. Mean. Now he's putting together consistent Games and thirties thirty, seven, twenty-seven, twelve rebounds I mean, he's putting together offensively some complete basketball games. And then again, you see Bulbul who? Chris. Whenever he cut to the basket I, feel like I'm watching a video game or something man because it's the seven to guy, it's not the dunk that it's just so fast. It's so quick. It's unbelievable to see such a tall man get to the basket so quickly. I. Mean. He's got. He really does have all the tools and you mentioned. Earlier. In here that you move completely out of the way when bowl was going back to right. He didn't want you know see these three. Those are the things that like, okay. You you if you. Now if you're going to, you know talk all this Mac and do all the the shimmy shoulder Shimmy and everything after your Doug. We'll get within. Let's stand up and and and and be there, and it's and challenge when he's coming back at you and we'll. See how that goes. So but but boll is I. Really. He really is a complete package of a player in a seven foot to audio, and you know obviously the the dimension he adds defensively is also blocking shots, but just scoring over 'em. Generally I mean, I. was on the radio call yesterday and one of the you know there were three possessions where it's like Gary Trent, try to three over and that was short. Carmelo, had a I, think it was airball three pointer. You know just trying to score over him at all very difficult and so much less if he's blocking shots and so you know the. Huge dimension that he brings to the court and then offensively listen, you can catch and shoot as you mentioned. the play where it was like a crossover dribble in two straight to the RIM and. He's got those skills and so I know for him, it's just you know just a little bit of strength I. Mean, he's never going to be the strongest strongest player out there, I mean you know, but but it it's going to be strengthened and understanding what the physicality is and continuing continuing to be in these situations so that he also learns what these players these teams are trying to do. I'm offensively and defensively, and so it's just you know it's the same old thing right experience for him because the talent is not being questioned at all. It's GonNa. Be Interesting. Chris to see what the playoff depth chart really looks like and how Malone uses everybody because let's let's assume everybody comes back. What does that do obviously first and foremost? What does that do for? Michael, porter? Juniors, minutes I mean he is he starting Barton's champion. He's championing on twitter. He's talking about grady is you got mobile I don't know what those minutes look like Heck Pj. Dosier. He's putting together some Nice Games. Are we going to see those guys? Are we going to see a lot of them in the playoffs or or what does that look like because we always know teams kind of condensed their rosters a bit once they get into the postseason. Really good question. I. Don't. I don't know how they could keep Michael Porter Jr. off the court at this point You know he just is such a a devastating score, and clearly off also a more than effective rebound. He's also he's a real. He might. He might be an elite rebounded I mean if he keeps putting double digit rebounds on the Board I, think we have to talk about him especially at his position as being an elite rebounder for for what he is on the basketball court. So. If, he's putting those two things the. Remember, where we left off with the Portland. Trailblazers in last year's playoffs, and that was the nuggets just couldn't find anybody in game six and seven to score along with Demo Murray and Nicole Yokich, and in fact, all very even out of that game game seven, church shooting shooting percentage, and so they were really really desperately in need of another player that could raise his level and score and fill that void. That was that was there and you needed to be filled, and they just couldn't find that player, and so you know one of the biggest cases for playing Michael. Porter Jr. big minutes is he when he plays He scores. That's it like he he's not having. His bad scoring games. You're. You know you're talking about, he's still got twelve. Was the game. He had eleven points, but he was still like four seven from the field. I, it was bad by his standard. But it wasn't like he went out there and shot to for eighteen, and we ended up with seven point like that will never be a part of his profile as long as he's out there. Just because of the way he can shoot the ball when he's not gonNA, attack the glass and get easy buckets as well. So th, the nuggets desperately needed that I think he is the player that most that is most capable of giving that to them on a nightly basis and I think for that reason. Maybe. Alone you know that might might be the reason why he you play him twenty five to thirty minutes every single night. I'm and it's GONNA be. So interesting Malone's already had this. You know this I guess a good problem to have throughout the course of the season and how he split splitting up the minutes. Now, his job just keeps getting harder. I'm excited to see what this team does in the bubble. But Chris. We're GONNA have a lot of interesting conversations after the season two, because how how are we gonNA work out this this roster because you're going to get to the point where you you have to make room for these young guys regardless of what you do in the bubble. Yeah. There's no doubt about it. You know they they've already tried. Right. So you know for the Michael. Porter has been down this road before when they they. Traded. Away Beasley and Juancho and you know so. you know, but but then that doesn't you know. We thought that that was going to clear out minutes for Michael. Porter to hear that didn't necessarily work out that way overtime and so yeah, they'll have. Some similar situations when there are still a number of players in the last year of their contract on his team. So Yeah, you're right. I mean, there will be interesting conversations and you know I, I think that's the other reason why Michael, Puerto Juniors probably helping gets clarity. You know if you're the executives I'm helping them get some clarity and and you know where they want what direction they want to take this and so if bowl ball gets on the court a little bit more and is improving and. And is showing all of the various things that he can do that to provide even more clarity for them after the season, but you know. But right now it's about I think for the nuggets I. think There are a true wildcard team. I. Think there are now nobody's talking about them in a real consistent contending way, and if they have all their pieces in place and if Michael Porter Jr., go just go out and go off all the time that's not going to be the team that you want to play. In the playoffs and so You know. We'll see what what, what they, what they can do. This year could be very dangerous team for sure. Chris, man appreciate you keep up the great work as always and we'll catch up with you soon. Okay, then we'll talk to you lauren. Chris Dempsey of altitude TV I think I heard. Little Chris Dempsey back there as well. So he gets he's got a Kiddo about my age. A man, it's, it's an interesting thing. It is when you look at this roster. Asked the question what happens if if impeach helps us team won a championship. What happens if bowl bowl is a big part of that. You're you're going to have I mean you have to make room for you. Because right now, you are overloaded at the power forward spot. Does that mean Paul millsaps not coming back? He's not under contract. So we had talked about that at the beginning of the season. Do you. Does. He signed like one more year deal and just kind of stay in Denver as they maybe try to get a championship or two in the next. Couple of years. But I don't know I. Don't know if the nuggets are going to be there. Because, you got Jeremy. Grant Porter is actually listed as a as a power forward. So he could play almost any position now, and that's what you're seeing in the NBA. Technically plumlee is you know at the power forwards by they don't really list him as a senator. Bob Dole can play power forward or center. Alright with there's a lot of things to go through here. Bottom Line Blues Portland last night, most nuggets fans walk away from that game. Feeling really good about this team forty, one minutes after the hour. Let's get the latest on the local sports flash thirteen. Ten K. K.? A.. preps radio is northern Colorado's home for the best high school coverage. What will back to school? Look like for Greeley Evans, school district, students, District Superintendent, Dr Deirdre pilch ways in Monday, on Mornings Gail, join US sixty nine. Forty five minutes after the hour. Welcome back. Thanks to the eating country club. 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August 4  Hour 1  Niko Medved On The Show | Nuggets Win | MPJ Superstar

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August 4 Hour 1 Niko Medved On The Show | Nuggets Win | MPJ Superstar

"Five minutes. Twelve o'clock hour. Good afternoon northern, Colorado. The whole show powered by PVC energy we're live from the auto collision. Specialists Studios. And you know I love when we can start a show off this way it's also top text Tuesday as well. So make sure you get involved today and last week was pretty strong. So we're going to see. If you guys can follow up that. Joining me on our I advantage hotline we have CSU. Head coach Niko medved coach always great to catch up with you love when we can get these interviews set up here. Great to connect Brady. Hope you're doing well, hey, we're hanging in there. It's certainly strange times for everybody but With you coach I always think about college coaches obviously there's a sports show but So. Much of what you do you have you have a system you have a set up your schedule in obviously among other things that has just been rocked these last several months. Well it is and so is everybody's right. So we're we're no different you know and feel sorry for us but it is It's been a constant just one right after the other haymaker after haymaker and constant adjustment and a great analogy I heard it. Sometimes, it feels like it's groundhog day you know you get up and you kind of look at the circumstances and you try to figure out what you can do to to move ahead and you know get accurate information and you go to sleep hopefully feeling good about what you did that day and then you get up the next day and it's like. Starting over again sometimes, it feels completely different. All right. What can happen now but it's been it's it's been good and you know we feel like we're we're plugging away. So yeah, you're exactly right I mean I it does feel like that we were talking about earlier for us here on the program we didn't have any sports to talk about for the longest time and then suddenly we're just we're just nailed with it. What was there sixty some games over the weekend? So it's certainly a strange time just trying to adapt how are your players adapting? That's another thing too. You're talking about a lot of young is. They're focused on to focus on school, but obviously, all that has changed that process changed. I think I think overall I think they're doing pretty well, you know everybody handles things different I'll say this I think young people are resilient they they find a way in La Times that there are more resilient than we are as older folks and one thing that's been great for at least our team in particular you know we've been back doing workouts here on campus we're into our third week now and I think that that's really added even though it's not a normal per se I think it's added some structure and the guys have been in the weight room we're doing workouts and just having that structure and being back together in some capacity. Is really felt like the most normal thing you know we've done in the last four or five months and I think that's been really therapeutic for all of us and so I really felt good about that and being back connecting with the guys and again, the parameters are all different around it with what we can't do but just being back together again and working towards something I think has been really really good coach was that was kind of an emotional experience. You'll get everybody back together getting the coaching staff the players they're seeing everybody was kind of an emotional thing or was it a we? Just we're going to just pick up where we left off. There was some emotions around that. I think obviously, you know we have been really connected in the in the virtual world per se and I think it was there was the excitement there is emotion. There's a little bit of anxiousness are what's GonNa be like you know because it's different right with all the parameters that are put in place and what's is GonNa look like but I did feel like you know that that first time once we. Got Back on the court and we just started to work it Kinda. It felt normal quickly. You know I think it felt really really good for everybody I. Know It was great for me as a coach. Thank. Our staff felt the same way and he just Kinda got back into your into your element and you realize so much you missed it So I've really enjoyed being back out and moby that way like I said I I think therapeutics. Is a great word but there was resolved there's a lot of emotion around that but I know our players have really enjoyed being back here and being together. We're talking to head coach Niko medved on our I advantage hotline here and and coach you know is it is it difficult at times as you're getting together you're planning you're doing all this but we we still bottom line is we still don't have a lot of answers yet I know football were still trying to sort through this and Joe Parker spoke to media today, and we're going to go over that today. But at the same time, we don't know what that future holding on immediate future holds who don't know six months down the road hold. Is there a part of the back of your head where you're kind of like man? We may work all of this up to it but we we're not sure what the season might look like. A one hundred percent. I mean. If I had a nickel for every time I am you know see somebody in Fort Collins or get on the phone or I'm out on the Golf Course Ben? Gordon. Says that culture we're going to have a season this year. What do you know you know and you don't have any? Guesses as good as mine and I think that's an on everybody's mind and and I'll say this I think that you know again, I can only speak to our players. I think their greatest fear is not playing. You know having to have everything shut down they know it's Going to different I, think that they've all come to grips with that but there is some uncertainty about the future but I think what we've tried to do, and at least in the short term, what they're doing as we got to control what we can control right put put one foot in front of the other and right now we have the ability to to work out in the weight room get on the court a little bit, and that's what we have to focus on and we hold out hope that we will be playing basketball in some capacity and our job is whenever that is we're going to be ready. House the recruiting process been for you guys. Talk about talk about that that's difficult task. Anyway, I always I always admire what you're able to do year in year out while still focusing on your current team. But what's that process been like the last few months? That's you know that's been been in really strange obviously everything's moved into into a virtual realm and I think it's as difficult on prospects as it is. You know for these schools and then both both of them are in a really difficult position because I think the reality hit everybody. Okay. Then CWA kept kicking the can down the road and you know now it's dad through June and now it's dad through July and I think people are realizing we're not going on the road anytime soon to to recruit and they're not gonNA open up the periods I. Don't you know there there's maybe a chance at some point in the fall they would allow kids that come and take visits but. Once that reality set in for everybody Kinda had to shift gears and had to shift gears with you know the evaluation which we always do a Lotta film but it became all film I. Think One of the things for us that's been good is you know we didn't have a ton of imminent recruiting your recruiting but we've Kinda short and our list, and we've really tried to hone guys that we had at. least seen in person you know before but it's different. You know you can't go and get in their element as much and you have to do everything virtually. But you make it work I think adaptability saying you gotta adapt to the circumstances that you that you're in and I think we've done that and made the most of it and You know if you follow the news I, think you can see where we're actively recruiting. I was GONNA ask that next coach you know you talked about a meeting in person and obviously zoom meetings and all these phone calls you can have your. You said you kind doing that stuff anyway but there is a lot of stock to put into meeting in person getting to know them and being up. So obviously, you've had to adapt that way of thinking, but you've maybe double or maybe tripled up the videos and the conversations via phone. I for sure. There's virtual information you can thank God, you know we've got access to great technology and we have a lot of creative people here who who work at cs you help us with that but you know I I I think both things have become clear to me in the sense Oh. Hey there's really some things. Even in the future we're going to be able to use his. Virtual platform to our advantage in a lot of ways even when we get back to some sense of normalcy but even bigger than that, it just reaffirms the the whole idea that there is nothing will never be anything like face to face communication with somebody you know sitting across from them, talking to them, seeing him them and their environment they're them coming to see us in our. Environment, and and I think that's when you really get the best feeling. You're able to really establish a connection with people but you know right now we're not able to do that. So we've got to make the most of the other, but I think having to make the most of the virtual thing I think maybe taught us some things that will be able to take with us. Moving forward. Yeah. That's what I thought about that process to tools that you're using. Now maybe that you haven't considered in the past or maybe he didn't use as much you might be using for your benefit going forward. We're talking to see as you head coach Niko medved on the program and coach go back to all the way till about this time last year a few months. Even remember that. I remember talking to you. The Picture Day right and it was such a different time. It feels like twenty years ago. I'm asking you about this team and I mean I love chatting with you like this I mean, you're saying, Hey, you know what to be honest. We'll. We'll know a lot more about this group. Once we get him out on the floor and I know fans were just pleasantly surprised. I, mean, you guys put together a lot of ws over getting twenty wins throughout the course of the season. I know that Duke experience was absolutely nuts were seeing guys like David Roddy just just take off. Did you expect all of that I mean I know I've asked you that before but I got to ask again did you expect all these young guys to take hold like that so quickly? I'd be lying if I told you I, you know new new what your expect I think we all had high hopes for these guys and we knew that or felt like they were going to be good players and we could be a good team but it'd be impossible to say you know one that's going to happen or how it's going to happen the you know the adjustment is very, very difficult. I. Think you know as we got them you know. This time last year and we went through the summer and I'll be and it was a different we to do a lot more practicing in live stuff. We had two months with these with these guys. You could see very quickly that you know the chemistry was good for having as many new players. As we did you can see chemistry was good. You could see these guys had talent and look like they could contribute but the light that's practice, right? The lights hasn't come on yet and so but I I would say a lot of ways and guys exceeded expectations for what we at least early on. But I thought you know season when on they blossomed that better and better, they continue to work at a great attitude Great Great Teammates and I was I was really pleased with how last year when I thought we took some steps forward and other real challenges is taking that next. Step and that's what are our expectations will be different is and that's what we want, and that's what they should be but we've got to find a way to take the next step and that's what we're starting to work on. Now, that'll be the challenge right now. Now, there's not a lot of these unknowns. The conference they look at you is and say, wow, this is a this was a group of young guys that maybe took the conference by storm. Everybody on this roster coach everyone is taking seriously now. Down there all and they should you know and I think at the same point in time you know you feel really good about what we have. So we also have a healthy level of respect for opponents. You know. I think there's a Lotta programs or continuing to get better and better, and there's a lot of teams that have good players and good coaches and so we feel good about what we have. But by no means, he take anything for granted I mean there's a lot of people. On the other side you know competition who are working hard and have talent and said are well coach and so gotta find ways to continue to separate ourselves and You know really focused on the process and I. That's what we're doing. But I I'm really excited about these guys I really like our group I, love our staff the really get about what's going on. I. Think. A lot of fans share that with you coach very excited. How hard are you working to find another NICO? Nico Curve obviously great. But to have another guy with the same name, you're missing that now. That's the hardest part. But I'm. GonNa, make sure we with an. Right like somebody over there but. You know I one thing. About College at that's that's great. You know it's it's a transformative time and these young people's lives, but you get great players and eventually graduated right or they move on to the next level in. A bitter sweet but it's also part of the process. It's it's a new opportunity for somebody else and it's never about you know just replacing that play. You don't find somebody who's exactly like Nico who brings, but you find guys who you know people have different attributes. They do different things. There's guys who could step into different roles and you know your team is is always a collection of the talent that you have, and so we'll. We'll miss me go and Chris and. Hiring, and all those guys were a huge part in our success. But you know now it's time for the next guy you know to come on and take the next step and showcase what he can do and what we can do and I, think if you had nico, you know on the air right now he would tell you hey, you know look out for these guys. They got some guys who are going to continue to get better and That's what it's all about. It seems like you have a lot of those guys on the roster to talk about Nico and and such a talented player. But my goodness you talk to him and he he'd rather spend fifteen twenty minutes talking about everybody else and and you see it on the floor or to and how he would lift guys up and how he make a better but it does seem like you have a lot of those guys on this roster. I hope so. That's the whole team together thing and you know the whole is is bigger than the sum of its parts, a big deal to us, and you have to have talent and you have to have character You gotTa have all those things and I think we do. But it's all about how it fits together. You know how can you play together and you know how our team compete against the other team and? I think we got guys who are bought into that but we'll see right when when the lights come on I think everybody everybody was chomping at the bit to get back on the court and I think if you probably the most teams around the country that have had the opportunity to get back together working in some capacity there I'll probably have high energy. They're all excited. They're just excited to be back. Doing doing anything, and now you know the challenge for everybody is you know whatever the future holds with our seasons Once we start really you know. Getting back to the nitty gritty and we start approaching our season. You know by the grace of God we're back on the court you know playing an actual game that's one will really find out you know as roles change and all that stuff you know are are we about what? What what we say we are I can say this based on what I know far about these guys that have a lot of confidence that that's going to be the case no, no question about joining us on our hotline assist you head coach Niko medved medved one more for your coach. We asked this guy about you. So I think it's only fair to ask you about this guy we saw Colorado coach go up north to the bad guys right to Wyoming Jeff Lender, have you have you talked to him since he took that job? Did you guys have much of a relationship even before he tab? Yeah. No Jeff suggested terrific coach and he's a great dude and yeah, you know we we were friends before and we we've talked a few times You know even now we're not. We're definitely not as good a friends anymore now. There's no. Possible. No he he he does a great job and he'll do a great job up there. You know I think Wyoming's a dark horse I. of course, I think the chance to be really really good I. Think they'll be coach law i. think they have some really good young players and their program and There's no question that you know they're gonNA, continue to trend in in in the right direction but I'll say this I mean I, I think it's great for the mountain, West and our league when everyone's strong right and the stronger the the league is from top to bottom I think that that's good for everybody. Every game in But I think the competition level and the coaching and you want all these programs at trend in the right direction because I think it makes everybody better. I, agree with you one hundred percent coach always love chatting with. You had to ask you about that other guy now in Wyoming and we're giving him a hard time to sit. Forget it. I'll probably forget his name here in a couple of weeks or that the could we call them that guy we? Coach appreciate you man and again I'm very excited about this basketball team. You guys all provided so much fun for US last year get into those twenty wins I am pumped whenever we start on pumped to see what you guys do. This upcoming season. Brady I appreciate it appreciate you having me on and the work that you're doing and Hey, everybody just stay positive stay with it. It's tough times but but this too shall pass now I love it well said my friend coach we'll talk to you soon. Okay. Thank you. All right. That's the issue head coach Niko medved great guy had to get him on the program see what they were doing. They're working out they didn't shut down. The basketball side of things they shut down the football side. So they're working out there. He said it. You know it's it's nice to see some of that normal and just get back at it but you know he's not denying in the back of his head. There's got to be that side of you. That's wondering is this season going to happen got to be a difficult task for sure as we're all experiencing Colefax, its top text Tuesday today. Triple. All. Right. So here's the deal. We got the Philip Lindsey signed Jersey thanks to fresco painter, south Platte for hooking us up and pillow fight Dan took it last week. So he's up one nothing. He could take a commanding lead of this thing. I mean, dare I say this X. Today? He could win the next week. We could give this thing away in three weeks. How about that? So I'm curious to see what the top text Tuesday texters have to say new starting us off Chris Paul is a punk kept hearing what a good leader is. Well, I hadn't laughed so hard and longtime you missed that free throw to get the W. and overtime and Michael Porter Jr. is now Michael Jordan and that's where we are. He was he was pretty terrible last week but this week he's Michael Jordan Colefax right let's get. Let's get these in Dixon O. You asked about the Lakers. By the way the Lakers didn't cover did you count that? I didn't count it as a win I don't cheat Dixon Dan I didn't think you guys would catch the spread thing twenty, four minutes after the hour we'll take a short break I want to get your texts I got assigned Philip Lindsey Jersey in the frame. It's beautiful. It'll be perfect for the man cave especially when he's not a Bronco next season no, I think you'll be I. don't know we'll see. But either way it's going to be great memorabilia for twenty four minutes after the hour. Right. Back. No Code. Now. Weekdays at four northern Colorado's voice. Thirteen ten KFI K get your taste studied right with up-to-date news weather and Sports Mornings Gail Six am to nine am weekdays on thirteen ten KFI Kay. Hey. Nuggets Andrew's coach at the Denver Nuggets, and you're listening to the whole show thirteen, ten K S K. Mosier funeral and cremation service belief hey, they've got. 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Whose they. Who Said Lebron? James couldn't win a number one seed in the western conference who who said that. Now they've locked it up officially at fifty one, fifteen the few games remaining before we start the playoffs. Is it because you know we all said, well, yeah you're in the Eastern Conference and you know you're not gonna be able to run all the way through the West I don't know that a lot of people necessarily were saying that as opposed to. It's an easier road year in year out for Lebron the east as opposed to the West. But I pretty sure Colefax. If you go back in time getting your delorean and go back the odds word that the Lakers would win the title before the season began right? That was the favourite. It was not the clippers. IT WAS NOT MILWAUKEE WASN'T TORONTO WASN'T Houston it wasn't the nuggets. It was the Lakers Lebron loves to paint himself as the underdog and he's not unless he's in a one on one against Jordan Kobe magic or bird then he's the underdog but other than that he's not he has to be so dramatic with everything and it drives me insane. You're tweeting. They said I couldn't be done I couldn't go to the Western Conference and and you've won championships before Lebron. James you've wanted three, you have three titles. The odds, the wiseguys had you winning the whole thing at the of the season. Oh. My goodness it's ridiculous to me. He just constantly have to pour it on your not the underdog. So then they're going to win the title which they won't but if they do, it's going to be the same story here. They said I couldn't do it. They said I couldn't go to the Western Conference in win. He still beat Western Conference teams when you won your titles Lebron. What are you talking about? You have three? Telling you man. The guy is sensational. He's one of the greatest players that ever do this. There's no doubt about it, but he does like He. Knew says the haters. Yeah. But. He has more even the haters have a hard time picking against the brawn James vilified dances. You can tell, Nico, talking about our interview with Niko medved is an Alpha. Sure hope he's around for as long as possible. I think medved's the kind of guy that would be around for a long time. Don't you? Sure Hope. So I sure. Hope. So he is. He's insatiable coach. He is a leader and talk about. Talk about replacing and I know he doesn't even like to go there anymore but I do. Larry you stacey who I've had on this program who? Was Brilliant Basketball Mind. But was not able to connect with the you know that whole thing was just crazy everything the way the way that went down, they had to make a hell of a higher to replace because you stay. She was good. But you had a contingency of fans at players and all that. That were like he's just too. He's he's rough and tough. He's he doesn't fit times. So Parker was in trouble. Trying to replace him and then you bring coach Medven on the surface. He's this really Nice Guy. You talk to him before you get him on the on the on the Air Colfax and I mean he's the nicest guy in the world you go watch him play or you coach basketball in a in a switch flips, but his players love him, his players respect him. And so yes, I hope they can keep him long term I hope he's like Sonny Lubick Kinda guy for CSU. Because we all know football sides still way up in the air even with Steve. Who I am excited about it's going to be interesting I event text line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six what do we have Weld County Swamy is coming in here? He didn't even he just gave up after the first hill after the first week of the McCaffrey ball he just gave up a phone at in. Let's see what he has to bring here. Today pillow fight Danka with this thing is I mean he could he get in this thing and three weeks? Well accounting's probably says Lebron, just whining. Worse Than Dixon about Elway and knew about the Dan running out of nachos by eleven on a Tuesday. I do I will say this. I do appreciate the whole against going at each other I mean that means you listen that means you listen closely you find out what? What? What makes them tick obviously Dixon I think dreams about elway every night and what he's going to say mean about him and I do think that yeah, noobs. Sadly, you know we know where he'd rather be. You know that Song Gone to Carolina in my mind, he's gone to the dinner in his mind if he's not there. So I do appreciate that you know going at each other a little bit. Pillow fight Dan. Fort. Collins is cool. But money is better. You're right. That's going to be the thing about a coach like Niko medved. Is. You're going to look at the buying you're gonNA look at the money you're going to look at the area. You're gonNA look all that stuff is going to take place. What does he is just been two years? Was it? Are we going into his third year? That's it man if it feels like he's been there awhile and a good way because the second year just jumped up to twenty wins and you've got a young group here that man it would be it would really be tough if they don't play because you're going to see I think something pretty special. But if he does something pretty special like win the conference, go to the big dance and all that. would be the kind of guy that six around here I mean he has ties. But I'M NOT SURE NEW SAYS I'm surprised. He didn't say I'm. surprised. I didn't think I would come back from torn groin but I did I did it mom in his best Terrell Owens crying voice news not a Lebron Fan Phil. Fight Dan Dixon sucks. That's too easy. Now now, it's just getting too easy. All right. When we come back here, we're just getting this this top text Tuesday presented by fresco painters and south platte hooking us up with the Philip Lindsey signed. Jersey. Pillow fight Dan could go up to nothing to everybody today so we'll see. We'll get to we'll get to this news break when we come back I wanna talk about the nuggets. Michael Porter. Jr. Rips up thirty seven points joker still there but I think the text interactions between Malone and MPG before last night's game. Are Very interesting, and we'll tell you more about that on the other side I. Let's get the latest on a local sports flash thirteen ten. KFI. preps. Radio is northern Colorado's home for the past high school coverage. Hi, this is Jesse Kurtz executive producer and lead anchor the mountain West Network, and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten KFTA. Windsor Mill Tower. I don't even know if I needed to say more. You guys are learning about it. You've been there you love it. We're trying to figure out some fantasy football who's in for fantasy football by the way. We. Do we end up zoom meeting? Are you going to do it this year although this back in the fall back get back in Dixon you just have to ignore Dixon don't get into saint. We'll keep you in Dixon out of the same okay league because he pushes a little frustrated with me. And I don't blame. I'd probably would have been frustrated with me too. But you just quit you can't people give up people quit. It's okay. You know not everybody is you know McLean and die hard every day Colfax e that'd be motivation I was good. I like that. I excited I want you to be in it. Let's see what be rats just found out schools off this. I've never needed football more. WHO SAYS TEACHING STRESSFUL I'm thirty nine and I feel great. reread set in the Gif it's an old lady. I'm thirty nine and I feel great. I liked I've seen that before but I do think those are funny. Those are good. Is that GonNa win today's GonNa win a top text. Tuesday today I. I don't know I. don't even know who's winning right now. I don't even know if anybody's winning right now I don't know it doesn't feel like there's winner out there. No, not right now. Just some you know keeping the day alive at this point at this point, you guys are just like. What is what is marketing? Its always tell us about way Davies nibbles. He just nibbles nibbles you're making you're making batters chase chase right now you're not strike anybody. Doing anything like today's Day and age of top tax. No, that's not how you close this thing down now we have material to like we have a lot of material to discuss here huge you have. You have the nuggets situation from last night I. Mean You have all these sports or rolling again? You got. This juwan James Thing is frustrating. elway is not happy but he should have seen this coming and I'm GonNa talk about that a little bit later on new says, Hey, just because the people the den no my name like the people know norms name at cheers doesn't mean I go every Tuesday but yes, their nachos are good and hot. Do you think he's really there or is that? Is that a fake thing? Is I think he's there. Let's see some picture I mean of you. There we don't need. All those pictures just US sitting in a chair out front just out front of the building. New `B. Prove it. Has No winners participation trophies only sometimes it feels like we just give away a participation trophy here on the on the top text Tuesday we've done it before. Just like no, not everybody's great. So you have to just go. You know the shiniest look interred in the toilet I know you hate that analogy but it's the it's the truth. Sometimes it's like this. All sucks. We're trying to make you guys better like. This is going to help you in your everyday life if you're whittier with texts and things like that. You know you're going to be able to do a lot in your life. I. Guess anything. Anything. You're trying to come up with something you could work on your text game with Katie's. I guess you'll have a stronger text game here translate into real life. You know if it wins a Philip Linzie Jersey, who's to say it's not GonNa win some that Princess Heart over I mean it's a possibility folks really is did Michael. Puerto Junior win the nuggets fan base over last night. I mean he was. I, keep saying last night I watched it last night I do my best to avoid knowing but that never works. Because the game was at two. And I have to work during the day. So I watched it last night and I already knew one definitely hurts knowing it because it goes to overtime. And it was a hell of a game would have been nice not to know the nuggets we're just GonNa win that thing all the time but whatever thank you guys. Thank you tanner host of Noko now thank you my friend for that. Appreciate it. Michael Porter. Jr. Thirty, seven points. He was twelve for sixteen four for six from three point line nine for nine from the charity stripe ten. Bore or twelve boards excuse me hidden assist steel he had three turnovers but he was plus twenty, five plus minus column. Unreal unreal. It was a Helluva game. Here's Mike Malone on Michael. Porter. Jr. talking about the text exchanges between the two of them before yesterday's game. Between Games. I got three texts and Michael IT MEA saying I have to be better I could do better with me all those things and I'm going to stay with you your you're young player and you're gonNA continue to grow sober-minded guys out. Injury has guys like Monty join us. We'll get a chance to store tonight Michael Order Junior took. Advantage of that. I love that these texts exchange back and forth right? I mean Michael Porter Jr. Stand Hey I was bad I think eleven points but he was like four for twelve shooting and it was a bad game and he's he said Hey I know a lot is expected of me and I feel like I. Let you down. Don't don't let I don't give up on me. Loans like what are you talking about man we invested in you you're you're our guy we took that chance and then in the draft knowing you know in the injuries and all that. But we wanted to make sure. You know. We're we're set up and he's feeling the pressure to because Jamal Murray and Gary Harrison Barnes still didn't play last night. But. It also makes things a lot easier at the end of the day have the joker I mean he just put together a measly thirty points ten assists and twelve rebound just a measly triple double there. I know the talk is is. But the joker is well I'll let Mike Malone Telia. He's the best center of the Earth team all center. He's aggressive move things happen ekeid's defense honest when they started double teaming. Up and give you ten assists like he did tonight it overtime. If you guys eligible, we wanted to joining it Stephen Adams out of the game by going to the time and time again, you guys execute got the ball. Threats. Joker thirty points. Hummy even in that's missing all three point shots. He was over five hundred, three point land but he was ten for twenty one overall ten for eleven from the Charity Stripe and again he had the triple double in this game. So the joker he I mean, he was pretty saw the other night to he was forcing it a little bit. But then in overtime, he just lights it up he just flip switch and I mean you love to see that He was one of those guys that you know you can rely on. He's becoming that that star where okay people know he's going to get the ball on crunch time Monte Morris was asked last night to in the press conference. Say Hey. What did you think of joker taking over said Hey, it's. When the game comes down to comes down to the wire and you need somebody to perform it we're going to the big man we're going to the joker. But going back to Michael Porter Jr.. This is an important game for him. He has a is probably the most to gain from the bubble I. Put together my thoughts from wandering mind finally blog. reloaded. Now. But he is the most to gain from this he was. Absolutely. Great and he was asked about Mike, Malone's text. Here's what Michael Porter Jr. had to say about his interactions with coach Malone before yesterday's game. Just told her you know. A lot more they're. Not In a effort. Last game nothing never be the case just told them that I know that especially with Jamal and Gary will out I've got to be guided steps up. I'm Tom more role so I told him that I understand that. I love that a young guy taking ownership and saying, Hey, these guys are out right now I have to be better forty nine minutes after the hour one more clip will play when we come back but talking about MPG. You know this is last night was a fun game. So power play sports poll question go to the whole show dot com to vote. Which one of you enjoy the most since we've resuming sports again, baseball hockey or basketball. I'd like to know go vote at the whole show dot com we'll take a quick break. This is the whole show powered by. Live from the article in. Specialist Studios. And Party a northern Colorado's force thirteen ten KFI K. The block party. Wednesdays from four to ten PM. The best to UNC bears target game coverage lives on thirteen ten Kfi K.. Page Dan. Patrick, you're listening to my pal Brady Hall. Check out the whole show on northern Colorado's football station thirteen ten KF gay. Shout out to the country club. Their website is eaten CC DOT net. The mission of the country club is to provide at a reasonable cost of members and enjoyable golfing experience. That's the eating country club eaten dot net. Well I want to get to. What Michael Porter Jr. also had to say about consistency. And let's let's do that right now. Michael, he was asked about, hey, you're and a half you are you starting to learn you know what you have to do every single night in order to play with the Gallic Nicoli Oh. Kitchen in order to play with that type of intensity. Different focus because an screen. Game I, advocate the scoring load. On, this team is. Focused on that on all this on bringing energy in the upper and. You. Know Locking on defense and then the rest will take excel like most of buckets expedition I had were. Just cutting playing on effort remarried Martinez departing. So I wasn't. To bring him in. And he's you know he's talking about cutting and most of a lot of his points were coming from cutting move on all over the place. So. He's starting to get starting to Gel a little bit more with the joker. So we're talking about 'EM PJ. We've talked about Bobble, but you gotta you gotTa Question Stern around that brain at your school facts are thought rather. So let's just say the nuggets go ahead and take down this championship but for whatever reason, these young players Bobo or an PJ are like a huge factor in that during the playoffs this year just for whatever reason you know Harris can't play what? I. Don't know how long it's GonNa last but let's just say they're huge contributing factor to nuggets. This year. What does that mean for next season like that can't be easy I mean malone was already having issues with. Playing time right for Michael Porter Jr. and if ballboy a lot of people have asked that well, what if full tears it up in the bubble? If he tears it up and they're both contributors to this and. You're talking a lot of other guys too. That are making some noise troy daniels this shocking everybody I mean he's playing well, he's twenty nine years old but they don't have him in the books next year. So what does that look like? This is what I'm saying Jamal Murray. Gary Harrison. We'll Barton better get out on the floor. Not. Only for first off the obvious thing is they need you I mean this team is still she hippie chip team but. What happens to 'EM PJ's as minutes when those three guys get back you know you just had a thirty seven point game from this guy you might have that all the time. So let's let's unpack that a little bit in the second hour. Let's say bowl an MP J. Workout for this team. Like really workout and you're to the point where you need to play them now or you got to move some things around when you may have to move a, you're not gonNa move pj but you gotta you gotTa figure some things out because you have Jamal Murray in the books. Point Guard twenty four to twenty, four, two, thousand, twenty, five, and last night monty Morris who's only in the books next season. He's the only one point six million. I mean there's a discussion to be had there on that side for Morris. He's twenty-five. He's still he's still fairly young of course, Murray's younger than him. A lot of questions. That's an interesting one though let's unpack on the other side top techs, Tuesday. Let me get to some of your tax when we come back let's see. I thanks again a fresh co pay. FRESCO PAINTER SOUTH PLATTE. They have the signed Philip Linzie Jersey up for grabs. Pillow fight. Dan's up one nothing. See if you guys are ready to fight for it, we'll be right back.

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B.I.G. Interview | Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets on Deadline Trades

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16:41 min | 3 months ago

B.I.G. Interview | Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets on Deadline Trades

"Everybody this is dalton. Reisner two thousand. Nineteen draft prospect out of wiggins colorado and. You're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten ks k twenty minutes after the hour. Thanks for role in with us here today on this friday afternoon. Joining me on our first advantage hotline harrison wind of dnv are nuggets harrison. My friend a busy busy day for the nba of course But especially the denver nuggets first question for you. My friend did Did the nuggets get better. Did they get as opposed to the day before or they got a lot better birdie they got a lot better they went out and i think got the guy who's gonna make the biggest difference out of anybody who was acquired yesterday at the trade deadline and especially if you look at what the other western conference contenders did. The jazz really stood pat. The clippers added rozan rondo. Who i think's gonna make an impact. The lakers really stood pat. I know they're trying to get andre drummond but didn't really pull off any trace or anything. The nuggets are the one true contender in the western conference in my mind back dot significantly better. I mean aaron. Gordon is going to help them out in a ton of ways particularly under defensive end just giving them so much more defensive versatility and on the i think can play a role off the bench for this team. I think he can be valuable to javale. Mcgee is interesting one of of course to start this to start yesterday. I think you get fifty fifty. Some fans are pumped about some fans. Are i honestly thought man. That's a good move. Even if the nuggets stopped there. But as you mentioned bringing aaron. Gordon this is a guy that i think. For a moment harrison was was. We were talking about him. Being a mega superstar kana came down to earth but certainly young enough still has that capability to become one of those top top stars in the league. He he does. But i think he's going to have to kinda rebate his game. The little from what. He wasn't orlando i mean. Early on in his orlando orlando tenor. He was really like a top offensive option. And he kinda dialed back just his usage and his field goals per game over the last couple of years but he's gonna be slotting into denver in the starting lineup. That's the fourth. Maybe sometimes the fifth option when he's playing alongside nicole yoke. It's jamal murray michael porter jr. and will barton so there's gonna be a little bit of an adjustment there and look you think. The nuggets are confident. He's gonna buy into that role if they were going to surrender are anthon in that deal. Who the nuggets for an office was very high on so they've got to be confident. There's by there. But but i think he's just gonna shine defensively Because the nuggets were really lacking that day forward who can guard Really good scores. That they're going up against that's right feel like he's gonna fit it and make the biggest impact the most. Yeah it's like you said on the western conference when you look around. I mean this was. The move wasn't a harrison. Wasn't this probably the biggest move or at least among those moves Nba wide yesterday. Yeah i mean the ball's probably be one of the other bigger moon as well getting nicole. That's kind of the other team. That just radio orlando along with denver. But i mean the bulls are still going to be know an average to. I think slightly above average the nuggets in my mind or the one contender that really went out and got somebody vaulted. I think That year and i think you can put the nuggets in that lakers and clippers to. You're right now. I really do with gordon when you look at what the nuggets ended up giving up ultimately you know some draft picks in there and i think harrison. I don't think the price was that steep obviously More of a more of a mental thing fan favorite gary harris rj ham to prospect. But gary harris. That's a tough one to swallow. Even though we know as watching this nuggets team over the years. Ever since i i started battling those injuries just wasn't quite the same player it was a it was the right move. It's a tough one to take though for a lot of nuggets fans out definitely. I mean your nuggets fan. You definitely felt a little piece of your heart. Like shift outside orlando because gary heiresses just so Integral to what. The nuggets have built on the court and culture. He's the longest tenured player on the nuggets. Will barton call him. And gary harris last couple years denver's founding fathers. Those guys had really been there from the beginning and he was a beloved team. I mean you saw that with all the social media post that almost every nuggets player put out yesterday. It was tough to see him. Go but like you said brady. It was the right move. I mean i don't think denver could have known or really could have relied on harris for anything over the rest of the year. We're just how injure he's been this year so if you can shift out him and our hansen who they really liked as well two. Who weren't even you know playing a role for the nuggets. Right now. And get back to role players and aaron gordon and jeff mcgee. I think you've gotta do that. Move yeah no question about it. It made sense and i know players. I saw the sad emojis from a lot of players to mall too. But you know they get. This was a move harrison where the nuggets said. Hey joker murray porter coach malone we're buying in we are in this window and this is that move we'll see how big of a move it all to me is but i i love what you said. You know. this team now is right. There with the lakers and the clippers and it should be very interesting to see how it unfolds. What does the starting lineup look like harrison. I know not tonight right. We're not gonna see aaron gordon. We're not going to jail magee. Gary clark obviously can't leave him out we. We're not going to guys tonight but when we kind of get in the rhythm here what do you think the starting lineup will be in a couple of weeks. I think it's gonna be jamal. Murray will barton at the two guard spots. And then michael porter. Jr. aaron gordon and nicole yoga's In the front court and when it comes to porter and gordon at the three four. They're going to be really interchangeable there. And if you remember like throughout you know. Until until jeremy grant left in detroit we're always talking about blowout him in at the three or four is going to be great grandkid. Guard the tougher Assignment on the defensive end of the floor and really porter can play the leading role in when those are on the four. Offensively it's going to be the same thing with gordon. He's gonna take tougher matchup allowing porter to take the easy one and those are kind of going to be entertained on offense. So that's how. I see the starting lineup gone. How about on the bench there suddenly. It's kinda crowded gym michael green. I know he's battled some injuries. But i don't know if he's taken that big enough step. The nuggets wanted to because obviously replacing. Jeremy grant was difficult. Paul millsap to what does it look like for both of those guys. 'cause 'cause harrison you gotta think somebody's gonna gonna lose some significant minutes. Yeah for sure. And i think you can pencil in monte morris stock with compa in. Pj dosier for backup minutes on the second unit kind of the three guard spots but the other two spots. There's kind of three guys for those minutes. It's vail mcgee. Paul millsap in jamaica. I think there will probably be some nights where all three of them play to be quite honest. They're going to be nice. When maybe it's your michael green and veiled and knowing paul millsap and he's even said this this year i think he's gonna be okay if he's out of the rotation for gains your games there A week here a week there. I think he's willing to accept a really reserve role For this team this year harrison win joining us from. Dnv are nuggets and when looking around harrison. Our poll question. today is the nuggets. Do enough to now become the favourite. Not even favor. What do you think about that. Question based on yesterday are the nuggets. The favorite or that yet to be determined i wouldn't slot them in as is the favourite quite yet because there's going to be an adjustment period. That's gotta take place I wrote this today on. Npr dot com but the offensive systems. And really just the system. In general that gordon played in orlando compared to the one. He's playing in. Denver is totally night. And day. I orlando was such like a Elementary offensive system. And he's coming to denver with a playmaker like nicole yoga. Your point guard and jamal murray. He's never play with this type of albacore. There's going to be an adjustment. So look if if everything clicks right away and you know. They've got like two months here to make sure everything clicks. Yeah maybe entering the playoffs. They could be favorite. But i think we gotta see how everything kinda messes and everybody comes together. I last one for you. Man going back to gary harris. Where where where is he in the grand scheme of things. When you look back at great nuggets i certainly not in the upper echelon the alex english the commitment tumble the mellow side of it. But is he like top twenty. I mean we're where do you put gary harris. I mean he's had a really good career with denver But where does he sit in your mind. Yeah i mean it's tough to like put a number on him by. He's just a guy who went through it all denver. He got here had a terrible rookie season under brian. Shaw and then michael malone came in day one and said you're my starting shooting guard and stuck with them ever since and gary really rewarded for that trust so he has just been absolutely integral and setting the culture I always say like jerry harris. He's such a veteran. He's been through like three nba lifetime and he's only twenty five years old. He's he went through one year. Brian shaw. He went through a couple of bad nuggets schemes. Then finally was on a couple really really good nuggets team But he's a guy. I think who any young rebuilding team would want around just because he's such a professional basis. It's so tough too because who knows harrison. What would have happened if he could have stayed healthy but it seemed like two years ago or so. He gets an injury and it really really rock. Tim i just don't feel he was ever able to get right back on track. But you're right. He has weathered all of the storms. All the transitions. i mean. emmanuel moody was his point guard at one point and brian show and then you make that transition to malone and waiting to see and you're wondering if it is it going to be yousef merkich the the big time nugget there so harris has always kind of been the guy that's just their a right move by the nuggets but man. This one just feels a bit differently than you know. Even when wilson chandler left. That was a bummer. And gallo and some of those guys this this one. This one stings man. Yeah no doubt. And talking about this trade and the inclusion of rj hampton. You know. I don't know if tim connolly this trade last year or the year before but i really do think the nuggets are in this contending window right now and the call just having an mvp and the roster is in place the key pieces of this team at yokich murray and porter all those guys are going to be here for a while. This was the right time. The right opportunity and i think for the right price to go on a guy like eric gordon surrender like a prize asset in anthony. I don't know if nuggets would have done that. This was the right time. Were you shocked at these moves yesterday. Harrison i know you're so close with this nuggets group on there was a part of me that wondered if the nuggets. We're gonna make any moves if they thought you know what we we. Just think a little more growth here getting some healthy guys. Maybe we'll be all right but ultimately it worked out. Were you shocked at all. Did you see this one. Coming especially with aaron gordon so i knew there was always a chance for gordon. Because they were in the hunt. But i didn't think that they were going to get into a bidding war with boston or anybody else and like throwing it extra first round pick or throwing an extra player and i think when it came down to it they had to put an rj hampton. But they have to go no further than they were really comfortable going Because it seems like boston. They traded from and forty eight and then didn't really seem like they were serious contenders with gordon. And i just don't know how much better the packages could have been than what denver got him for. So i think the price was also really comfortable With what the nuggets are really also comfortable with the price that they paid and i. I think that's the reason that got done to. Yeah no question about harrison. You mentioned it. What what else are you working on it. We can check out a dvr nuggets. Yes so. I got a piece going up on aaron gordon right now and as i was kinda talking about a couple of minutes ago basketball. It's never going to be easier for aaron gordon at the nba level that it's going to be denver if he wanted to be because you know he can be like a fourth or fifth option on the nuggets. Starting five have the most efficient season of his career of catching passes off of cuts from the yokich getting wide open spot up threes. Like if he is fine with that role and look also get a chance to showcase. How great of a defender. He is but if he's fine with that offensive role. I think he's going to have the most efficient season of his career and basketball. Just could be so easy for him. If you pay. Man i'm pumped. I can't wait to get these guys. Are these guys in the mix. Are you thinking sunday. As far as as far as gordon's gin action for the nuggets. Yeah so very inter- route to denver right now. They gotta do. Physicals go through All the players have to go through when they're traded probably signed some papers and whatnot. And then i think sunday the hope At home against the hawks. Where did you man. we'll be looking out for. We'll check out. Dnv are nuggets to harrison. Always appreciate you my friend. I all right you too. Harrison wind d. n. Vr nuggets putting. Something together. I like that. I like what he just said. Aaron gordon could have the easy. It could be the easiest basketball. He's ever played if he takes advantage of nasa thing. Like we say that and it sounds easy. Colfax okay jokers really keep cutting and moving. He's gonna find you. It's easier said than done. And that's you gotta be able to put yourself in those right positions with nicole yokich and playing with him. It's a it is a unique skill. Set i would say to play with the joker if you remember two years ago. Gary harris was phenomenal playing with joker. It was before jamal. Murray kind of made that next step. It was harris and joker. I remember watching an nba special on it talking about what the nuggets biggest asset is going to be. It's going to be the two man game of nicoli kitchen gary harris. It seems like a lifetime ago but that was the idea that was the year harris gets hurt to like ten. Fifteen games in. Jamal starts to climb the ladder and then it was jamal and joker kind of being more so on that too man game and then even drifted more to jokers just taken over but harris was very good at it. He was extremely good at getting a feel for wind. Cut wind move wind to get the hell out of the way porter still struggling with that at times but he's gotten much better. That's going to be thing if gordon can get a true feel for how. The joker plays basketball. Life's gonna get pretty easy. So i agree with harrison one hundred percent there. I do think they're the favorite. I don't think it's gonna show for the first few games. i think. Yeah people are going to be crap for that when you see the first four five six games. Everybody does the trade deadline. If you make moves for the better or worse it always has some growing pains to it after the fact So we might see that. A bit with denver. I i wouldn't be shocked if we do. Especially just getting aaron gordon in that mix. I'm very curious to see what mike malone does with the lineup. As far as the bench. How does the bench look. Because you're forgetting your javale. Mcgee is he going to get the nod over mills sap in jamaica green. Now he's backup center but you know again the way the way you play in this league now. It doesn't put senator the name put in power forward of the name doesn't matter what you know as big man and he's a big man over to green over over Paul millsap he's going to get the nod. I believe eventually over. Both of those guys Thirty six minutes after the hour. Let's jump out here. Get the latest on. The local sports flash.

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September 28  Hour 1  LeBron Takes Down Nuggets | Broncos Woes

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September 28 Hour 1 LeBron Takes Down Nuggets | Broncos Woes

"We sure what in football basketball and baseball all at the same time like are we surely one at all this stuff back? Oh. What a bad weekend for. US. Folks. A very bad weekend, and it just keeps getting worse little breaking news today Colefax on this. GIRAL case. GIRAL. Casey is now likely out for the season. newly-acquired Defensive End Giral Casey. Another starter out for the broncos. Listen this. This team is not good right now, but you don't even have a shot starting quarterback out one of your starting running backs because technically against Tennessee they did announce both starters out Philip Lindsay. coralline Sutton. You're starting wide receiver out. You'RE RIGHT TACKLE NOT INJURED But. Opted out because of corona virus that none of the NFL players are getting. GIRAL Casey starting defensive end out. Starting cornerback. Aj boy out. And of course, starting outside Linebacker von Miller out. Yikes. That's rough. broncos lost the bucks I I saw that coming. I I have the Broncos now winning three in a row and recovering this thing. How do I feel? I I. Well, I tell you what Colfax Thursday night football. broncos jets. It is a must win. You're blowing this thing up. I mean Y- At least somebody's losing a job I. I don't care if you're saying well drew lock. How will If you can't beat the jets the jets are a train wreck of an organization. So if you beat the jets, then you are a train wreck of an organization. So, a lot of pressure coming up Thursday. Nuggets Lakers seems like a lifetime ago already Saturday night I believed. I guess I spent a Lotta Time plan comeback in this game. and. They did they tie this thing up late. But the Lakers just. There's just too much firepower. You Know Lebron R-. Lebron did his thing. That, he's done so many times in the past thirty, eight points he was. He was unstoppable late. Jamal Murray was hurt in that game. There's no excuses. Denver did not play like the better team against the Lakers and now were left wondering what this team's going to look like. In the future, our power play sports poll question of the day. Would you like see Paul millsap back with the nuggets next season which isn't that far? Away. would. You like to see him back with Denver. Vote at the whole show dot com the whole show dot. com. Let me know what you think. been there's three options. Yes. No and sure. But maybe as some kind of a backup role which would in turn mean he would be taking some kind of minimum. At that stage, there's a lot of questions. Surrounding the nuggets now because here's the thing Colefax. Were you gotta be careful here in your build up mode to next season. Yes, you need to I like the Patriots belief. You know you're always building your team to beat that team knocked out. Whoever that is you got to figure out. All right. Well, we were pretty damn good except for when we went up against this team, we got to be able to get over that Hump. The problem is the Lakers will not be the only Hump for the nuggets to get over Golden State's coming back. The splash brothers will be back. Steph curry and Klay. Thompson will make Golden State a playoff team again. and. You play them much differently than play a Lakers type team. So yeah tough tough way to end this thing the nuggets kept battling back. It's hard for me to be disappointed in this team Colfax because they did something that no other team has done. They came back from being down three one twice in a row. And the Lakers say what you will about it say what you will about the NBA say what you will about Lebron James. They they found a way to get it done and they were good all year. They were the favorite to go to the championship. And here we are. But it was so upsetting. So disappointing like I said I I'm not I'm not disappointed. Necessarily in the roster. I it's just disappointing to see it end tonight, the nuggets would have been playing in game six. And, it was just a fun ride. Such a fun ride and unfortunately in sports. Know most of the time it's got end for for all of us except for that team that goes on to win at all. Actually all the time Colfax, not most of the time. Should Paul millsap come back in some role or or should you just move on? Most of the gains are saying. Well. Actually was kind of kind of split down the middle. That saying they move on. Make Room for Jeremy Grant and then you figure out what that backup position looks like a three of your comments. First. Events text line three, one, nine, nine, hundred, sixteen says yes. For the right price and if he's willing to accept a less less minutes. Mostly be there is veteran presence eight or younger guys. Do you need to aid younger guys anymore though? Do. You need that veteran presence anymore? Because you know you. This let's face it. This team has been through a lot together last year's playoffs. Game Sevens. Learned. A lot there. This year you forced to game sevens and you get past them, you go to the Western Conference finals. So do you need that veteran leadership anymore Jamal Murray certainly taken the next step into the superstar mode plus the leadership mode. Drew says no a younger cheaper faster player. You won't get grant for cheaper necessarily now, grants pretty much already opted out Colfax. He's that's what we knew. Jeremy Grant was going to opt out. And then now come back. And you got to figure out what you're GONNA pay him. I mean, if the the fact is Colfax, put millsaps was making bank in Nineteen, two, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty. Against the CAP over thirty Mil I mean, he's he's up there. Yeah you're you're ready to move on from that contract. You're never doing that again with Paul Millsap, he's GonNa do League minimum does he think that he's worth more than that? That'll be the question. Joker. joe-marie those are the guys you're paying high Murray's big contract starts up next year though like he's going to start getting paid now 'cause he's over twenty nine Mil in two, thousand and twenty one. He was still on his rookie contract her his last contract last year. Or this year, I should say, so you got your high money guys in Joker Murray. They're both around the thirty average. Murray's goes way up and twenty, three and twenty four. Gary Harris has two years left. There's gotTa be some questions about Gary Harris? There's gotta be Mason. Plumlee. I. Don't see the nuggets resigning back to this team. So in the toy Craig's going to be a free agent. So there's a lot of question marks about this group like Paul Millsap. Now, I'm willing to say goodbye to Plumlee in interesting one. To me, he was kind of worthless in that Western Conference final series he's not a scorer. So he's not playing great defense and rebounding he's not. He don't put him out there. But. The question is going to be if you move on from Paul Millsap, then you start Jeremy Grant and then you move Mason plumlee out. All right. So you got joker and and and and. Out There who's your backup power forward center type guy are you really going to go into the season thinking that guy like bowl bowl can take the next step and being a reserve? Maybe that's that's a lot. That's a lot to go off of. So do you like the because Bobo can play center he can play he could play power forward Halley for seven, twenty, seven, two, seven, three, he could dribble the ball we play a lot of different positions. A lot of question marks we'll try to get Chris Dempsey on the program later this week. As we kinda sort through what the offseason will look like. I avenue text line three, one, nine, nine, six, three, one, nine, nine, six most or saying hell. No. Ajax. Aka the cleaner. How about Hell? No. Yeah I'm ready to move. On. Dixon? No Hell. No is an has an option. Yeah. I. Think we're all kind of I mean. How do you sell out Paul Millsap time with the nuggets? 'cause when they signed him. He was. The biggest free agent pick up the nuggets of ever had. HAD GREAT YEARS WITH WITH UTAH and great years with Atlanta he's always kind of never a superstar but. Close to the star status maybe. He was averaging about seventeen eighteen points a game throughout his career about fourteen points through his career. Keep mine his first three years he wasn't. Wasn't great. But for Denver Yeah, his production has gone down every single year fourteen and a half is first year twelve and a half is second and then eleven and a half this year. So there's no doubt his. His production is down. So you're better off going Jeremy Grant. Starter. They're like here's what I think the starting lineup will be. Should it be this way? It's going to be Jamal Murray Gary Harris I think it's Michael Porter Jr. Time at three then Jeremy Grant four Nicole Yokich at five. The question in my mind though to questions can Michael Porter Jr. Take that next step? Can't play defense? Can he can he do things coaches telling him to because this offense they flow, they pass the ball they move around a lot. Porter is not quite does not quite fit that mold he's a shooter. He's a boy he rebounds. He's got to start moving with this team offensively and defensively I don't need to say to you guys. We've said it a lot. He needs to be better. Both actually guarding guys one on one and knowing where the hell is on the floor. Beside. Chris Joker needs a bodyguard per Dan. Patrick. Dixon says the no charge call. On. Lebron. When he lowered his shoulder on the Murray was unmarried, his crap alone should have went ahead and take and technical. The. NBA. Has To do something about it. So Yeah My guy who trying to get Niko Carpaccio on the show but he's playing in Bulgaria Colefax timings way different but he and I were going back and forth on twitter and that that player talking about Dixon I, tweeted out and said Dude Lebron gets away with everything. So Niko saying, Hey, but Jamal wasn't set tomorrow wasn't set and. James didn't even extend the arm. I tweeted back at this shoulder, not count anymore. Because I mean Colefax I don't care if you're set or not if I go up to you and poppy in the head. That's foul fight reach out and slap you in the face. If my shoulder fi lower it like a football player and jammed into you. That should be the same thing as me slapping in the face. Or extending an arm out. And if it's not which apparently in that play, it wasn't the NBA needs to fix. This players should not be allowed to lower a shoulder and push. I don't care if you're set or not. I don't care if it's not quote, unquote a charge. You should not be able to lower a shoulder and thrust forward. He did Lebron does that a lot That's frustrating to me I'm not GONNA sit here and blame this all the time Blair blame this on the refs. The nuggets have issues that need to be sorted out, but the rest didn't help and I do get tired of the NBA and the way they do this thing. Eastside Chris who can do it so as far as joker needs a bodyguard. So does joker like You need somebody tough out there. The nuggets so have Dwight Howard. That's what the Lakers have. Dwight Howard for they put Dwight Howard in there to get your brain mess with you shove guys run. You saw mcmil MILLSAP on the ground. He wouldn't gave a little elbow there. That was a turning point were the nuggets turned that into gold? He scored six on that possession. Because they hit it to. Howard gets in front of them, elbows him in the side Knox millsap. millsaps shoots technical. And then they hit a three. So you've got six points in that one possession essentially. So I mean again, the bodyguard kind of goon kind of guy like Dwight Howard is is good in some ways with terrible and others means they don't know when to stop. The nuggets don't have. That tough guy though that's kind of out there. Jabarin getting after Jamal's top, but he's a point guard. You know you don't have Dwight Howard. Lebron James is tough and mean, and menacing all in his and his own never looked happy. He's always like serious and it's go time. Who is that guy for the nuggets and and that's the thing you've got to ask because Jeremy Grants Nice player. Do you need to get that WHO's that backup coming in and listen bowl bowl. If you want to start working him into the lineup more. What does that look like? Hey. Sweet kid they're all great guys. But. You make it to the Western Conference finals. Every year you've gotten better Mike Malone's teams have gotten better every single year. So the next step for Denver would be to go to the championship, right? Has, come easier said than done. But they need another shooter. Meet another shooter and they probably need a guy with a little bit of a mean. Street. Dixon says they had no problem calling a charge on joker when created contact, you can't run straight through guys. Lebron, created all the contact in Dixon I. Believe we're talking about the same one, right? Now Jamal Murray's up on Lebron about nine extended. and. Jamal Lebron just taken it down as a point guard and just takes about two dribbles picks up and slams into his shoulder like. Knocks Jamal three or four steps back. Yeah I think we're talking about the same one now I agree. It's ridiculous. Needed change. That's got to change. Texture from the three or three Oh from Pete. Pete here Colfax. Never getting to the next level with Gary Harrison starter. If this team is going the next, you need a guy who produces similar to undergo dolla Harris's loyal guy and dependable, but never getting past the Lakers with that roster starters yours truly pete experienced big body both ends. Yeah and I hate to not Gary Harris because I'm Gary Harris Fan Colfax and I have been for very very long time. But I'm sorry we're at this stage where if he's going to be on this roster Maybe, he's better reserve role. And you need a shooter at number two. I mean, and then there's other options. Do you go do you go big at to do you? Or do you go small to and go Monte Moore said no you're not gonna go that Rao right. You could go big and get Puerto Junior to. Joker five granted at four and then start another big guy again I don't know where Tori Craig lines up and all this now. Yeah, Dixon, we're on the same page. Yeah and he's also texture here I hate him but they needed Dwight Howard type. Yeah. You don't have that that guy. You don't have that tough guy that's gonNA come in and get inside an offense a player's head that can play great defense and then can mess with the a little bit. They don't have that guy like all the nuggets players are just awesome dudes. I'm watching that beautiful video yesterday and I would never change this. Getting home. And all the little kids are there joker joker goes up to each one like grabs their head and he's like rubbing their heads I mean it's adorable. It's the cutest thing ever. And that but that's that's the nugget that same team that's loving on all these kids and be an awesome with each other and very close is the same team that's out there on the floor. Nobody has that I mean Murray Kinda gets that mean Mug and thing going but. It's it's just better when you have a big guy doing it, you have a monster doing. So those are two things that I think initially here, and we're going to be busting through a lot of this stuff and then the next few weeks as we cry over watching the NBA Finals I became a I'm a huge Jimmy Butler fan. Now Jimmy Butler would look fantastic and the nuggets uniform by the way. Just throwing it out there. East side Chris No. No Bowl will crash like a lightbulb mobile phone on the floor and yeah, that's that's the the issue with global. And probably Michael Porter like I want to see Puerto Junior in the weight room this year just just getting after it because I want to see a little bit more strength there, and then obviously mentally I want him studying defense. He could play defense. He stopped Lebron James once he stopped him once one one. Porter stopped him and I think it was Reggie Miller who said that's what's frustrating. We just saw you can't fake us out. We know you can do it. You just don't want to do it. That's you've got to get him in that mindset. How small issue with Malone as nuggets or struggling down the stretch to score and MPG on the bench at some point, you have sacrifice defense. And Brady how good. Was Monte Morris. I mean I love watching Monty Morris play. Now he played twenty eight minutes in that last game had ten points he was minus ten. He he was okay. It was kind of passive in that game. For me but I I really like seeing him play a lot I mean he's a good backup point guard does he have that ability and that confidence to take the next up to be a starting point guard? Tufted say based on what I saw in that series one time in the season I thought so. But you're missing a piece. You know you're missing a piece or two. and. And that's where we are I mean I thought the nuggets could do it with that group but. Gary Harris. Gives you three. He gives you three in that game. He's one for four, and then one for three from the three point line. That's not good. You can't have your to guy do that and then again plumlee if you're going to be out there yet seven points. Alright. But I need you to be the enforcer in employee's not that guy. So they need to look elsewhere for that guy and I don't know Bulbul. Not. Sure where he fits. You know he had some cool games. And it made us really get excited for the depth of this team but. Is He that guy is he that tough guy? So where are you want to go here? If, you don't if you keep Harris, does he move down to a backup role and then you try to bring in a shooter? Because you have have some interesting guys on this on the. Let's not forget. We'll Barton's still out there. Barton is still on this roster. He still paid. He's still paid through the next year and we're GONNA take a break here you got will Barton in two, thousand, twenty one. And he's got a player option and twenty, one, twenty, two. So do you see a future with Barton still? Because you didn't have him we'll talk about that more Colfax. When we get back, I want to get to the good the bad. The ugly from the weekend that was presented by infamous bank Broncos lose their big issues here. Oh my goodness. There are a lot of them. Go with the kid man Brett let it rip in. Let's make it happen. Stop with Blake Bortles. Stop with Jeff who we guy's name because he's done. Go with Brat. Let it rip in Boise State Pride Let's do this and win a freaking football game on. Thursday. We'll be right back. You're listening to the hall's show powered by PD energy and thirteen ten KFI. Brady will be back after the break Dan Patrick the whole show and Colin cowherd northern Colorado's voice thirteen, ten KFI. This is Brian how Colorado Buffaloes beat writer for the Buffs Zone and you're listening to the whole show thirteen, ten KFI. Vic Fangio says he'll let us know tomorrow. Who the starting quarterbacks going to be make it happen say with me whole again, saying your car's really loud right now Brett. Letter rippin let's go get him in there. I thought he looked pretty good at the end of that gaming and you can only take so much from that because backup quarterbacks to come in into the second half. Typically kind of put together a nice little run because there's just not prepared. Defenses are not prepared and you see that sometimes look, Jeff, jurisco against Pittsburgh and then look at Jeff Driscoll. Yesterday is. Tampa Bay is good defense good that defense is really good. Now Brady starting to use as weapons better. I'm feeling pretty good about my pick even though the packers look ridiculously good as well on rocks. Liquor brings us our game beer the week from elevations brewing in. Palm Springs Colorado Eight Second Kohl's pickup selections from elevation or any of our of your favorite at Oh beverages use the drive through that's open till midnight every single night. Store lobby is now open nine to nine pm for your shopping pleasure Colfax. Let's you know what we need to break here. We're going to get markets on the line. Let's talk about another train wreck going on in Denver with the Colorado rockies they're done they're done. Colefax. It's over Yeah I. Think we're happy now. We'll talk about that coming up and then I'll get to my good the bad. The ugly before we finish so much more to get to so little time. Let me see. Let Brett rippin almost as good. As almost as good as let the duck chuck from steelers. I like it. Let's get going. We've got nicknamed nicknames are good thirty, two minutes after the hour. Let's get the latest on the local sports flash. Party, a northern Colorado's voice thirteen ten Kfi K. The block party Wednesdays from four to ten PM. This is Niko medved. The men's basketball coach of the Colorado State Rams ear listening to the hall show on thirteen ten. KFI. K. A.. Welcome back to the show. The whole show powered by PDC energy joining me now. On our I advantage hotline mark. What are we doing with the rockies? Man Is it is it time to to blow this whole thing up what what's happening in the future for this team? I've been writing this for a while you look at the contract status of some of their best players including they're not obviously. and. You notice that everybody's up at the end of twenty. Twenty. One. John Gray. court Trevor Story. Charlie. Black with all their contracts up in twenty twenty one. That's no one can opt out as well. I'm kinda getting the feeling. We're not going to see a lot done. cosmetically, maybe like last year. But I think the purge the tank whatever you WANNA call it coming after. Next season. So I've changed my two a little bit being trained and you know he's GonNa be traded this off season. That's silly. Train coming off at injury WHO's own? WHO's thirty five, million dollars, and you get in for one year and I mean, that's silly but. I I now my. Cover story some of those guys the All star break next year. If things don't improve and I really want at this point we have to think they're going to improve because basically the rockies organization that hasn't shown a willingness to do anything differently You know they'll definitely insanity. you know I I've been promoting the fact that maybe. Listen, I gave Jeff Bennett came in and they got team to the playoffs two years in a row. ETC But. Tampa Bay and Oakland could not only be are not only in the plus they could win the world series and their small market teams with lower payrolls then have. So there's obviously a formula out there that works for for teams like like rocky and the dodgers actually ironic they're using that same formula even though during the big mega market. So this an unwillingness to change from what they. call the rockies way an unwillingness to maybe jeff righteous the right the job Dave Magnum certainly the right guy to be the hitting coach he's failed where he's been his his teams have gotten worse into the got worse everybody's been I think the are fifth team. So done willingness to do anything differently leads me to believe that the Roxie a whole lot of changes maybe we'll see Daniel Murphy. Killing the door hopefully. Maybe they'll be a cosmetic change but I think. Next year just the suffer through another year like this, and then the purge is gonNA come and they're gonNA come kill they're gonNA try to do a Houston but then you look at who does the rebuild 'cause the same guy doing to rebuild who failed This point. It's just it's very frustrating on on a bunch of different fronts. So what about from mark from the Nolan earn out of perspective? Obviously he and he knows he said, as he said, hey, it's it's partly on me to he's not really pulling back on that side of it but. From everything that we were somewhat led to believe before this season began it was Kinda like Nolan was frustrated that the rockies weren't building a more of a playoff team better bullpen. Better hitters From his viewpoint, he wanting out at this stage or is he is he thinking the same thing that maybe the team would be I guess let's just throw back out there because it doesn't make sense for any of us to part ways at this stage. Well, he doesn't have any leverage right now he has at the end of the year and he might have some in July. He can he can stop his feet right now nothing they don't have to train them and they're not going to get a deal for him right now, all these owners the diamondbacks owner came out and said yesterday it's not accurate or not not practical they can raise payroll next year this season of losses rockies feel the same way I guarantee guaranteed rockies everybody else feels the same way. So someone WHO's out there out there gonNA take thirty, five million dollars contract for one year. Talking to happen so he has no leverage now that might change the All star break. It probably will change the also break next year things get rolling assuming that's a big assumption. I know we have a typical season that baseball season next year and and the rockies are out of the by the All star break. Then I think is certainly see Nolan probably getting the same way too low was the issue then is what you get in return and I wrote about in the blog this this week a real trade is A. Matt Holliday for Calls Gonzales deal that works for both teams. You Know Champ Bailey for Clinton. Portis that kind of thing The rockies have shown. No willingness to do that. I mean you could say could trade Kris Bryant is unhappy in Chicago you can trade known for Kris Bryant. But the cubs are in cost cutting mode they tried to cut costs last off season before the pandemic they're certainly going to now they're not gonNA take a thirty, five, million dollars deal they and they get player control for one season. So if a trait happens it's going to be it's going to be in July in my opinion and it would probably involve team being able to negotiate no one out of that house opt out and he go somewhere. But who I don't I just don't see a market do who needs a meal? The Kid of New York is playing real third base. They loved that Kid Ursula in new. York You know dangerous have. answerin dome. The dodgers are set there. Nobody needs to third base like Iraqis too so There's just no one doesn't have much leverage right now on the bottom line is you got if you have the greatest third baseman in the world, but they have to be that to a guy have to, and this was a weird year for Nolan certainly as far as the offense is concerned so I mean. Nothing's really going well for any kind of potential move at that stage. He he's in the bigger thing is that he's hurt. In play the last two weeks with a shoulder injury. That's a red flag team trying to train and they don't know all everything's wrong. Maybe it's minor maybe it's not he was struggling before he got hurt and I think that's just mentally trying to carry the load and he can't do it. So yeah, I mean there's a whole lot of factors here that say no or not. It will be here at least trading deadline but my my concern goes pass that I mean when they signed Trevor Story to extension ladder, they had that run out in twenty twenty one, which is weird you that'd be a longer term deal but I think they're. A rebuilt I really do I think they're just saying hey, if this doesn't work this year this nucleus we're GONNA tear it down save a bunch of money like Houston did and try to rebuild it with draft picks or whatever. I just don't see that over very well fan base here I maybe I'm wrong maybe people will still buy tickets and and all that but you know knowing an auto you get rid of Trevor Story you lose John Grades Charlie Buckton you're not gonna be a better team. You can't stay take it out, take it and say we're GONNA be better now there's no way so I don't know everything's pointing towards getting worse before it gets better. So basically, what you're saying is just hold on Rockies fans this is going to get really bad. This is kind of this year. Well, they'll spin it for listen. This is how successful Astros did. So these teams have done it but again, and and if they said, okay, we're going at the end of Twenty One, twenty, one clean house but we're also getting rid of the Front Office for bringing in somebody from Tampa or somebody's vocally those they're doing how to rebuild this and that. I think people could get behind that. But nobody's going to get behind the idea of Jeff Ryan Chin Company doing a rebuilt because their track record says they're not any good at that. So mark since you're basically and I listen it's hard to disagree with you with all those contracts coming up. It's like what are you're not going to be able to do a lot? It's a weird year for baseball. Anyway. So I can't really disagree with you on on moves. But if you're the rockies organization and you're saying how do we keep this fan base somewhat engaged? There's no doubt that Moore Fan more fans will tell you. They're frustrated with Jeff Bright. It's more than anything else on this with this organization. If you're the rockies do digman for say all right. Let's move on from bright it's now and we'll claim this whole. Okay. We're GONNA make good with Nolan are not everybody's going to send by 'cause we got a new guy coming in that's going to rebuild you get rid right it's now If it were me yes. If it were me, I would I would have gone after somebody from the Tampa, Bay? Oakland school who knows how to do the analytics thing looks department is very sparse compared to even the dodgers and some of those teams that are going that direction. The rockies have the rocky way of doing things and that does not include. Hiring outside organization. Right. Right. It's has been here since two thousand, four in one capacity or another you took over Jim in two thousand fourteen. That's rock listen you you the monsters, wealth friends. I'm friends with the mom I liked him personally their way of doing business right there in Greeley in the meatpacking business is to promote from within the I have friends that started in the bottom rung in that organization. Now, really high up in organizations because they promote within that's how they do it. That's. Always run they're very successful businesses and employs their love it. They love working at twenty some Blake because they got job security and that includes the general manager who Really. I mean Ken Rosenthal wrote this last in the last week, he called it the rockies operating in a parallel universe that that they don't go do things the same way. Every other gentleman's you're in baseball WHO's had gone to Brian has would have the adjective in front of his name's beleaguered. Right. Believe General Manager. Jeff does and that's just that's just the way. Dick does things and it's frustrating to us because yeah, I think it's time to move on from this front office I think the. tweet today the dodgers. Twenty nine fix next year in the draft based on. Eight. But who do you? Think's going to put the better draft pick I mean, just judging history if you look at all these guys who've been the targets of drafted Cory Seager, cody bellinger. Walker Bueller Alex Redo, go does to me all these guys rockies goes to every single one of them every single one of. Two Zero. But now there's been some type Guy Rockies got some guys in that mix do i. You know Dave adults guys like that. Across the board the rockies had a chance to dress like that and didn't now is the drafting developing or is it both because I think the developmental process is really rockies are lagging because I think an athlete like Sam Hilliard who who's that big and that that that's all those many things should be producing at a much higher level than he is. He should be a machine he should have been a rookie to your candidate this sure he had the proper training and coaching and all that which I think the rocky sadly lacking. And in your development point you know that's It's well noted because they're you how many times do you see a guy in that first year or two and you'd go whoa these these guys are pretty good and then they kind of fall off a bit some. But yeah. And they just don't get don't reach the level you think they should bring Rogers. He was supposed to be a superstar. David Doll has had one good half season if you think about. These me the also hurt the rest of the year because one. Good how? These guys haven't reached the potential. We know they could be better better. Baseball players I mean Sam Villier Geez. How many times to see a guy six foot four that can still still fifty basis you get on base. Right with walking arm hit bald four, hundred fifty and and he can't even stay in the lineup. And that's just plain bill failures and and you know people are GonNa say well, the dodgers cody bellinger in the fourth round 'cause they knew he wanted to go to college but they they get paid. Seven hundred grand or whatever it was. Rockies don't have that slotted in their in their budget. That kind of money well, if you're getting paid. You Know Brian, Brian Shaw and Jake McGee and those guys all dictate page of money. You would have that. That's what you putting your money and development and not into high price that are crap shoot I mean Jeff. I mean what? What's his worst movie is Desmond is worst move Daniel. Murphy is worst movies, Dj Lemay. You is worse mood I mean that's A. Things that he's done wrong and you can't even really tag which one's worse the money's just not money well spent their spending it their payrolls high spend the money they're just not spending properly my opinion. Yeah. Those moves just add up. We're looking at John elway moves with the broncos today and all these little moves. You release a guy too. Soon you keep you hold onto a guy too long. You you draft the sexy picks instead of what you need. I mean it just starts to add up. Pretty soon yeah. Injuries are bad for the broncos but. It's like everything. There's no deaths in the key positions. I was one of the very few people that was against the Bradley Chubb Draft Pick. Always Great. He's not. Quinton Nelson go pick after them. He's has a rookie was all fro lineman. All pro he's going to. Be a hall of Famer because if you keep. Keep you Barrett. And I mean, how's that look right now? Right. Yeah. No question about it. It's a it's a terrible position for sure mark. Hey up against a break man I gotta take a break here. We'll catch up with the next week. All right man hey, go nuggets. For three months off season, we're ready to go again. Yeah. So that's the beauty of it. We don't have that for to go. 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Buyout Market Moves and the New-Look Nuggets | Group Chat

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This is talk of the town right now for good or bad but we've got a flurry of bio guys hitting the market bigger names than we've probably seen in past years. I wanted to see if you are buying in on some of the buyout guys rob before even do that. I mean i've seen a lot of litigation about the idea of a buyout guy. How do you. How do you feel about guys coming on the market at this time of the year especially in the way that they've done it this time around. Yeah there was a howard beck piece in sports illustrated where i guess a lot of the smaller market. Gm's were not too happy about some of these big names hitting the market. I'm a little confused about actually. I'm i'm of two minds on the one hand. I get their point because there is this new wrinkle where it seems like some of these guys are being held out. In order to force a bio which really torpedoes their trade value and ultimately just ends up with a buyout like there's no way griffin was getting traded there is no way drummond or aldridge were getting traded on the other hand like. Has anybody seen these guys play of late. I don't think this is going to be like the neck. Neither of the any of these guys are gonna be the next. Pj browns per se. It's probably going to be like you know here's a big body to throw at joel embiid for the nets of your lamarcus aldridge. When i think now i mean there's a certain degree of irony there too in the small market teams having a problem with it when i mean it wasn't your gauss casse basically the test case for this. You know when the cavs the cavs traded him away and we're trying to get him to come back on a buyout. I i will have any real philosophical objection to it. I mean i get. I get where the small market teams are coming from but to me. That's a non unique argument relative to free agency. In general like players wanna play on good teams. They wanna plan contending teams on. Hey they wanna live in new york and los angeles not not exactly breaking news there. Sure i also think the irony is. I think not to get ahead of ourselves here but i do think like milwaukee might have made the biggest bio acquisition here although it seems to be like awesome rivers falesa clear waivers but like he probably is the player who still has more juice in him than in comparison to like blake or or even maybe drummond Some curious to see how that pans out Do you want to start with german. None of that. We're talking about him. He ended up with the lakers. He hasn't played a game yet. But we'll probably debut this week. What do you think about the fit there as the lakers tried desperately to cling onto a top four seed in the western conference. I think there are actually kind of a lot of questions about where you wanna put him into the lineup and the rotation who you want him to play with because if you wanna start him which i think is a perfectly valid thing to do it. And maybe a condition if incoming. They're i don't know but then you're kind of getting in the way of ad and lebron trying to get into the lane when those guys are healthy and back which is interesting but if you bring them off the bench then all of a sudden you're kind of doing the same thing to mantras herald who i mean the lakers overall our team that posts up a lot you know outside of the sixers do post guys. And it's not just a d. And lebron it's marquee morris and its mantras heroin. It's wes matthews here and there. What is bringing a guy like drum into his so interior bound due to your spacing and you're the functioning of your offense in that. I do wonder about those sorts of things but the way in which this is a dream scenario is drummond is coming to a team that is already outstanding defensively and with complete buying. Everyone on. That team knows what they're supposed to be doing on defense in is really dedicated to doing that. Some that hasn't always been true for drummond so if he if he's coming to this team with the mentality of anita fit in with these guys i'm anxious to see what a what a fully inconsistently engaged drummond looks like on that side of the floor. Yeah i've always wanted drum into play more like javale mcgee. Because i think like he could be like one of the better versions of that. He's just like still super athletic and He does some good things on both ends of the floor is a good passer so you can move the ball a little bit my issue is. He's not that guy and they almost need him to not be that guy off. The jump and then transitioned to being the next dwight howard mcgee if and when anthony davis comes back and so i'm wondering if there's going to be a bit of whiplash like like you're saying he does post up frequently and so i wonder if they'll go to him just to have some offense. They have something as they wait. Al some of these injuries. And i think that will be good for them But the problem is when eighty comes back as you gonna wanna be the rim running guys. You're gonna be the one who wants to do the dirty work defensively. It will probably be in his best interest. But i'm curious if he's going to be and if he is going to be. I do think it will be an interesting wrinkle for the lakers. A team that had its most success in the regular season last year. Going big and i do wonder if that like they re assumed that identity of this like big imposing team If you're able to play drum a eighty for a good amount of minutes in the playoffs. Yeah i mean they're going to have a lot of big choose from and we. We haven't talked about mark assault really either and how he's gonna fit into this but they more than any of these other western conference teams are in a position to pick and choose who they want to be playing in a certain series. And maybe again it'll be. It'll be very interesting to see what the expectations are for. Like four drummond for himself personally. How much he thinks he's going to be playing in this series. Because if frank vogel wants to be totally ruthless about this they could cut down the rotation to basically play none of these bigs. Were you're five and you have one guy coming in for spot minutes behind him But that would mean markeith morris's all of a sudden. Maybe a little grumpy on the bench. You got drummond. Who came here to win a title but also to play with lebron and due to be a part of it coming you know. There's a lot of feelings management. That frank vogel has to do if he's going to optimize what this team looks like against every particular opponent they run up against. Yeah that's my issue is that they have all of these bigs but the one they probably need the most is marquee morris and he's just not shooting the three ball well. They're probably at their best as we've been saying for like two years in a row now with at the five stretched out and like maybe they can get that some of that from a dr- i was gonna say drums. Attainment bring myself to say like. Maybe it's all i don't know but like they don't have the shooting from that position and then like every team wants shooting from that position so it's gonna be tough but the guy. They were kong on last year. Just like he isn't hitting much. I wonder if that's gonna ultimately co catch up to them. Yeah and in fairness to the lakers. If lebron ad are healthy that stuff doesn't matter that it's there's still the to the best players in the all right. Let's switch to marcus aldridge in brooklyn. I thought they already had this player in blake griffin. But apparently they wanted to complete the set here. I find this one to be the most curious among the popular bio guys. What do you think about aldridge in brooklyn if you're lamarcus aldridge. Aren't you basically saying either. You don't expect to play that much and you're fine just kind of filling spot minutes or you don't think deondraye jordan blake griffin good enough to hold down minutes like if you're of saying one of those two things if you're alt-right. I think you're seeing that the andre jordan is still starting sometimes implying way too much and thinking. Well if i just get into kyrie's ear. He's actually the team. And so maybe i could start from this team. I wouldn't be surprised if he started yup and again that could be a condition coming there to especially in the with the nature of the reporting. That had him so strongly tied to miami. Something swung him from one place to the other. But you know. I i agree with you. There's there's definitely some overlap between what he gives you a gives you and with the way blake has started. I mean i think he's been pretty impactful as a ball mover as a spacer as a guy. You know getting stuff done in transition. Griffin's been pretty good. I don't know that aldridge is going to give you a meaningful upgrades over that. But maybe the size and the difference is enough as you mentioned earlier having another bigger body to throw really a joel. Embiid is who we're talking about here. Yeah i mean. I also wonder what it means for next claxton. I wonder what it means. For the bruce brown at the de facto offense of five experiment. It just seems like they're like constantly throwing conventional wisdom at steve nash. And he's just like having to make chicken salad and twenty twenty one twenty twenty one style dish where has all these nutrients and like the actual good things you want. And they're just like the the front office and perhaps some of the stars point the strings here are like constantly trying to add in like hot cheetos into the same with and be like no no. We actually don't want that. We want the good stuff november. That is i think. Nash is the reason why you do this. Because over the course this season he's already shown a willingness to press the right buttons to do some pretty dramatic things depending on what the nets need. And who's available. There's a kind of a. Why not factor here you know. Let's keep him away from other teams. Let's you know we'll pull the mark. Marcus aldridge into our locker room instead of theirs and will trust nash to sort out what we need on a day-to-day basis now. It's not a foolproof plan. If everyone's a little grumpy at the end But but given what they have now given what nash has been able to do. I think he's earned a degree of that kind of trust And the last guy here Austin rivers as you mentioned up top so we technically hasn't cleared waivers. Apparently his contract because it has non-guaranteed year or two on the end could be attractive to certain teams just because of the cat math and presents them so we we don't know for sure if he's gonna on the bucks but all the reporting i believe from Shops rania a suggest that he's going to join milwaukee if he does clear. Waivers i yell. That edition is just another. Would you rather have austin rivers than dj august. That's the thing is especially between jeff teague who they already have an austin rivers. Aren't you more or less approximating. What d- jog scene was giving you an in case you're you're really offsetting the cost of the pj tucker trade. So i i see this as being kind of tethered onto that deal where now you're you're supplementing your guard depth. You're getting yourself some veterans. In case you know dante vincenzo is having one of those nights where he's gambling for steals all the time or or whatever it is you just have some some steadier hands around. And i know that's kind of a weird thing to say about jeff teague when. He was kind of a hostile player in boston. But i think between the two of them. There's a useful playoff level contributor. They're not for big minutes but for spot minutes. Yeah and also makes the drew holiday trade look way better because they were basically banking on top four five guys being able to play heavy minutes and carry them in a way that like this really deep team in years past couldn't right and now you trade for drew and then you just pick up guys like austin rivers on on the market you pay probably a premium for. Pj tucker but he's another guy you can throw in the mix there and all of a sudden they have like a pretty solid eight to nine guys there and like you pretty much built an insurance. You're not relying on brick lopez to be the three point shooter. He was what out two years ago. Not even last season so like. I don't know increasingly finding myself being more and more convinced in milwaukee especially as we wait for kevin durant and joel embiid actually play some games here. Well they they pay the premium for tucker but they also cleared just enough salary to be able to fit to pro rated minimums under the the luxury tax line. Which for a team like the bucks who you know. You're going to go into every season. How are we going to spend our mid level. How are we going to add salary to make the team better now. The jaanus has committed to us and you know the math is almost too coincidental that i think it had to be part of their consideration in the outgoing part of that tucker deal like how much can we shed so we can get ourselves just under this line where two guys come available. We can make you know. Make some good out of it and you know this isn't the best case scenario. But it's it's pretty solid given where they were in the needs that that team had. Yeah it's been a high wire act. Ever since the failed bogdonovich trade in the off season. yeah. I don't know if they come out on top there in the ledger. But this team looks pretty good and More power to them if they make it out of here with you know of a finals berth. If not any draft picks for the next twenty years or so interesting. let's never talk about by a guy. Okay sounds good. Cool when we come back. We're going to talk to mike singer of the denver post and get into some actually healthy good. Nba players who changed teams at the trade deadline. This nba season mountain. Dew is all about the threes. The shot the can make the difference between a w. or a loss as the beverage that pushes boundaries boundaries amplifying the most epic shot in game and taking groups culture to do level brought to you by mountain dew. The official softdrink of the nba do the do all right now. We are joined by mike singer of the denver post. Probably one of the busiest guys on trade deadline day. What's up mike. are you doing. Oh probably better than you and the very least more rested probably. How was your deadline last week. It was insane Fortunately i had a sense that javale mcgee was calling. I had a sense that aaron gordon was coming. was was constantly hanging people throughout the two days preceding the trade deadline. And because i felt was coming. I had stories pre written with some context on both of those transactions. But let me just tell you. It was a stressful night that the wednesday night leading into thursday. I didn't necessarily sleep a ton. I had my phone on loud. My fiancee is like just got probably just go sleep in the other room tonight and i guess that's that's the pandemic covering nba team. But she's gotten used to it chair credit and it was wild. And then obviously you know. I heard from a lot of people within the nuggets organization. How is the trade being received was kind of public perception of it. And in my opinion i think it was very much knew that they were one of the winners of the trade deadline. Them in miami especially just because this nuggets seem was on the ascent they nine and three before the trade deadline. And they get to blue chippers in in aaron gordon jail mcgee just messing maybe but but Hell of an upgrade for them. In my opinion i feel like. We're we're nearing the point where we need a word for the angst and dread of nba media around the trade deadline around for agency when you go to sleep with the distinct feeling that if you fall asleep something is going to happen that this might be like. This might be like a post. Paul george kawhi leonard phenomenon where you wake up in the nba. A different place. That one was wild. Because i was in a bar later that night because it was like the first time where it seemed like there was an opening. We were getting updates from chris carter. Who is like the colli. Whisper like saying when we were going to get the trade. I was in a bar. There was a earthquake that night. That was the time where there was an earthquake in vegas and it stopped the zion game and then i was back at my place it was like midnight and that is when it hit and then i was working until early in the morning but luckily this one wasn't so bad mike. You can tell. Mike is a former editor because he was prepped in advance. We love that here. Yeah i make my editor's job easy. I'm like this is coming. Don't worry about it i was. I woke up that morning. I think you like six six thirty. You never know when you can sleep long enough. So i was just like screw it. I'll get up at six thirty star reaching out to people on the east coast. The nuggets were fortunately on east coast. Time at that point. So i didn't feel like i was really bugging anybody at six thirty in the morning. And that's just kinda how it went. You just start paying people in. I don't feel badly when it's that early because you know things are happening. You know teams are starting to get active from the night before starting to kind of look at things with with a clear mindset. And that's kind of what happened in selling you just before we started this like if the nuggets only would traded for javale mcgee that would have been just a laughable upgrade if that was in and of itself and in my opinion that foretold that there was something else coming after they landed avail. So then then you know the red flags are all up after the deal. Sure well the nuggets have been involved in trade rumors for what seems like an entire year. Maybe even longer they might continue into next season. If this doesn't go well why were these. The moves and specifically. Why was gordon. The guy that they finally full pulled the trigger on the nuggets knew that they were very very stand on the wing. After jeremy grant. I'm gonna say blindsided them in free agency The nuggets were under the impression that he was going to return. He ultimately doesn't he goes to detroit. And the nuggets did not have a three d. kinda stopper. They had will barton size. Three in my opinion michael porter jr. still learning nba defenses. They've recently moved him to the four. So you don't really have a way to protect the perimeter in kinda slow down the is the lebron's the lucas of the world. So they knew that they desperately needed somebody of that ilk and there's not that many guys in the nba like that. I reported that they were interested in harrison barnes. Obviously the kings ultimately did not end up moving harrison barnes but when you kind of look across the landscape. Aaron gordon was the guy who is available and they i can tell you that. The nuggets did a ton of background research. On aaron gordon and found that a he was amenable to change. He was obviously looking for a probably a better environment. A more structured environment. Some within were were he could grow with a team that had real real competitive chance in either conference and also the nuggets. Viewed aaron gordon as an undervalued undeterred underappreciated guy in orlando because he was probably miscast as the second or third offensive option in my opinion in the nuggets said. Hey if we go and get aaron ward. we're not gonna rely on him as much. Offense offensive standpoint is going to be probably the fourth or fifth option with defensively. He's going to be our guy. And so i think that when they viewed aaron gordon they saw him as a guy would they could get the best version of if they brought him to denver and ultimately the price was right for them and they recognize it. You know if we're going to get a real peace in We're going to have to go up assets something that they've historically has to do. I think the key part. There is the nuggets during the research to find t was amenable to change right because when when deals don't go down especially between targets and teams. That have been heavily rumored for for weeks going on months in advance of the deadline or the offseason or whatever it is i think we have a tendency to look at those quote unquote failed deals as they didn't offer enough or this other team went. You know win over the top and offered so much but you know that kind of background is so crucial. And it's really similar to me to like the situation with kyle lowry for example. Where your price for him and how much you're willing to give depends on whether you think he'll resign and it's almost that same kind of trying to get in a guy's head figure out what his motivations are figure out how youtube does not only on the court but whether he's going to defer to a guy like nicola yokich whether he's gonna fit in with a guy with with michael porter jr. and what we want to do with him. It seems like such a huge part of a deal like this coming together nuggets care so much about the character and the personality of the people that they bring into the locker room they do. Extensive research be draft prospects. Be at free agency. The potential trade deals they care so much about the people that they're bringing in and they have cultivated locker room really like close knit locker room with a lot of good dudes just like forget about the basketball players like nicole. Ioka choose the guy setting the tone there he. He couldn't take himself a less seriously than he does. And that trickles down to the rest of the team so what they found in the research. Was that aaron. Gordon hyper competitive. Guy was hungry to win obviously cares a ton about defense and this is the most important thing that he was. He would be willing to accept his role. He wasn't going to be a on on ball creator. A one on one guy can take guys off the dribble. He would accept being just that slash cut duck in guy with the nuggets where he's going to get so many easy. Dunks off of nicole. Leo i think his basketball life is about to get so much easier. We saw a glimpse of it in his debut the other night but life is about to get so much easier for him offensively and if he commits defensively and holds his own like he did the other night against atlanta guarding trae young guarding john collins. How many guys in the nba can switch. Do both yet incompetently guard. Both of those guys like he is going to be beloved there and in my opinion all parties win given that he accepts his role and his cool plan that fourth or fifth offensive option while being that defensive stopper that again badly needed. Yeah it was cool watching that first game against on sunday because it seemed like any time he would find daylight like yokich was right there at the ball was right on him. Yeah that one where he where he like he took murray back screen and he cut to the rim and it was just right there and he did this like it was like he was moving at half speed and still manage to do like three sixty dunk and then he had the one where he was like he was setting a pick and roll for for yokich and he had that dunk like the possibilities. There are really really exciting. Already seemed like the ball was zipping and like those guys already kind of played with with certain degree of chemistry. That fivesome in the starting lineup rob. Did you watch that game. Would you think about like the early returns of a gordon in denver. I think the best sign is that honestly the nuggets were a little bit sloppy like they were trying to move. The ball. guys weren't quite catching cleanly. The timing was a tiny bit off and they still looked pretty dominant for a lot of that game and gordon finding his spots. I think he was balancing really well. You know being in the weak side corner versus being in the dunker spot you know. And that's a that's a tough thing for guys in that position to know when to do which but he has good court sense and one thing i kind of underestimated and how he was gonna fit with. This team was the outlet factor. The idea that you know. Not many teams in the league have five guys who can handle on the court at basically as a starting lineup. But denver's uniquely positioned five guys. Who can handle with size for their positions and as you allude to my will. Barton is a little miscast and sizes three but you move him to the two and all of a sudden. That lineup looks pretty huge. That's that's the thing with aaron gordon. It crystallizes the nuggets defensively. He can play that three four. he can alternate with michael porter jr. depending on. Who's more difficult defensive. Cover obviously will barton. Like i said was a little bit undersized. When he's going up against opposing threes. Paul george tak of that cast and so you switch him down to two and now he's got good size. He competes defensively. And now like you alluded to rob the nuggets again care so much about having playmakers in versatile guys guys that can stay. They call it positions basketball. Obviously when you're center is essentially a point guard and your point guard kind of plays like a two guard and who knows what position. Aaron born is like there is so much versatility on both ends of the court. And this is kinda. The brainchild of tim connolly calvin booth. This is what they had in mind fit like. They always talk about gathering talent and accumulating as much talent as possible. And then just letting it work letting letting itself figure out on the court. It's part of the reason they went and got soccer in this offseason. It's just fun playmaker with a high basketball iq and they're like screw it. We're gonna roll him out. He might be a little undersized. But let's see if he can make meaningful impacts on the nba court in. Obviously falko has done that too. So this is a franchise. It's not scared to take a to take a chance to take a risk. And all these things are coalescing coming together Which is really giving them a real chance in my opinion to come out of the west either this season or next season while they still have gordon under contract. How much did the jeremy grant. Departure kind of loom over this franchise just in the first half of the season. I mean we the easy comparison of of gordon kind of filling. That role is there but you think like they felt the departure and do you think that like led to this deal ultimately and for them to look to of fill spot areas. No doubt that. Jeremy grant stong like. I don't think that they would readily admit that. But like i talked about earlier. They expected jeremy grant back with the nuggets. They thought he was going to be there. Starting for moving forward they even talked about it in the post season last year michael malone said we expect him to be here for years and ultimately jeremy grant wasn't happy with his role. Jeremy grant wasn't happy. Not starting a over paul millsap. Which in retrospect looks pretty damning but the really important saying that either the comparison. Everyone keeps asking me about jeremy. Grand verse. aaron ward. Jeremy grant was a second round pick floundered around the nba philly oklahoma city then denver and finally realized he established himself as an nba player. And then goes you know what. I have a higher ceiling than this. I can do more than be the fourth or fifth offensive option that is ultimately. Why one of the reasons he wanted to go to detroit to be featured option but then you look on the flipside. You look at aaron gordon. He was already featured he floundered in orlando. They only went to two postseasons. He only went to one himself because of injuries. And so what's happening is aaron gordon. They're making the bet that he will be willing to accept a lower role on offense. They are making the anti jeremy grant back and they are saying look. Aaron gordon already got paid by the magic. He doesn't necessarily care about quote unquote proving himself or establishing himself as an nba figure. This was the fourth overall. Pick in the draft. You know like this is. This is a high caliber. Blue chip guy with a ton of nba potential. So part of the reason they felt this was a necessity was the nuggets had an infrastructure. That kind of begged for a player like this and again the fact they knew that his mindset was going to be right coming to denver made them more comfortable giving up the two thousand twenty five first round. Pick and rj hampton who. I can tell you that they just hated to give up. Yeah i'm curious about that. Trade return mike when you forecast into the nuggets future. What element of that. Do you think they will ultimately regret giving up. Most is it gary harris for his perimeter defense in a playoff series. You got rj hamptons. You mentioned. they loved or that that future i. it's probably hampton. I know that orlando loved hampton going into the draft. It's not often. You get a chance to get this guy you were. You were coveting x amount of months later if you are landau so i think they jumped it back. I know that our hampton was the key to the deal. Like i don't think orlando does. The trade without rj hampton Ultimately and. i know this isn't necessarily answer your question. But ultimately gary harris has been out for a month and a half like he was not contributing. Rj hampton was in and out of the rotation given that he's a rookie and they didn't necessarily know how much they could trust him. And obviously the depth was there The guys that they got back are going to be immediate house that like earlier question. Why do they do this trade. They added an aggregate positive. There's no other way to look at this. They added a ton at the deadline and didn't lose a lot of immediate help in the future. Rj hamptons going to sting. He was a nineteen year old with a ton. A freak athlete. I i. I don't know if i'm overstepping my boundaries. But he reminds me. He has westbrook athleticism in my been. I think he is that good in his elite speed so The nuggets saw him as a combo guard. Two three guy in the future His offense like it was a work in progress. He kinda just goes too fast for his own. Good right now But they loved him. They thought he had a ton of upside. And that's the one that's gonna sting. Yes gary harris hurt to was really integral to what they did in the postseason last year to get to the western conference finals when he came back late in the jazz series and then helped them a ton against the clippers but on the nuggets star defined their defensive footing the last month and it was impossible to to look at the team. It'd be like man. they really miss gary harris. Because the defense started figure itself out. So i'm gonna go with hampton on that one and that's i mean crazy and i think a tribute to the way. The nuggets have built their team and the way they've drafted that a guy who was i mean hampton was like the twenty four th pick mitt romney somewhere in there. That you know the nuggets. I think as well as anyone in the league have found mid to late. I you know guys off the scrap heap repurposing players from other teams and said okay all of a sudden. We have a rotation that is now ten eleven deep with viable nba players. You know they almost have they have the good kind of problem now of deciding who's gonna play and who can't on a nightly basis. The guy really curious about in terms of their death is to michael green. Who was great in this first game but wants javale. Mcgee is a part of the rotation once. You're playing aaron gordon starters minutes and you wanna find time for paul millsap and you know michael porter juniors playing the four. I don't know how much time is left for jamaica green. it's a. It's a problem for the nuggets. It's not a great problem. For paul millsap funky or jamaica greed. You're right they have too many guys in the front court and in an ideal world. I betcha tim connolly would have been more comfortable giving up. Zeke nause another really really good prospect who they got twenty two who is a really good shooter. Defend on an island. he's big. he's he's intelligent like he's just he's a really great guy really great prospect to and ultimately that didn't happen so they have a log log jam at the four and Paul millsap can be a free agent this summer jamaica. Green has a player option this summer so there could be minutes Next year but this year you might have some. Ah some some angry campers especially if you sold javale mcgee on coming. You're playing and bringing that championship experience that championship pedigree and then he can't get off the bench. Because paul millsap jemima greener your backup fours and fives It's not an easy problem to have a. I don't know what the conclusion is. I think mike malone is going to have to greece some wheels. We know how much he loves. Paul millsap he was integral in bringing him back in free agency. But i know that michael malone was also really important in recruiting to michael green as well So i wish i had the answer. I i do know that zeke. Nashi is probably on the outs for the rest of this year. the the trouble is. How do you develop this dude. And the other unfortunate part. I think for all of mba. Twitter is that bobo is probably going to continue to ride the pine. Like i see no world where he gets meaningful minutes unfortunately no. I don't want to apologize by the way we have a definitive answer on whether or not it's michael malone or mike malone because i feel like at one point it just became michael moore the entire time and i was like this guy. Seems really not the buttoned-up types. I'm surprised he went the formal. I was definitely michael. Oh it's definitely michael first week. My first week on the nuggets. Beat i wrote a story and i said mike malone in the paper and i heard very quickly that he preferred michael there is and i tell all kinds of people. It's michael lake hey. Espn hey ringer is michael. He seems like such a mike though at him as michael. What's the person. What's the personality difference between mike and michael. Do you think it's a great question. I'm gonna throw a wrench into the question. Because over zoom this past year we hit the trifecta or is it more than that the the moderator goes mike singer and i asked my question to michael malone about michael porter and a much michael green played crazy malone was i think his brain broke for a second. I mean you're talking about just like the credit front court so the obvious next person is probably the dog. Here's michael porter. Jr. he probably was the angriest of campers previously but seems like he settled in giral in the starting up. What does the experience been like for him this season. And what do you think the trade is going to do for him dislike going forward. I think michael porter has basically earned a lot more. Trust this year from mike malone I said michael basically. I think that they were trying to figure out. Is he a three. Is he a four. And then jim michael and paul millsap both got hurt. And then they put michael porter at the four and he was less vulnerable defensively inside and so then again. You have paul miller than you have will barton. Plan the three which obviously isn't perfect but at least you figured out. That michael porter is more dangerous near the basket he he. He's an incredible rebounder He also has a tunnel length and can kind of use that to deter guys driving. So i just think that he's a lot more protected as four. And then when you go and get aaron born essentially what you do of. You've you've insulated michael porter. Jr. because aaron gordon can help you on the wing. You can help you inside. And whichever is the easier matchup. Michael porter is gonna take like aaron. Gordon is this kind of you know. Chess fees that you can deploy in all kinds of manners and the nuggets are not. They're not touting. Michael porter jr. as a first all defensive guy at this point but We knock him like. I have seen demonstrable growth on the defensive end from him. Be it awareness beat engagement. Just be an effort like his weakside. Rotations are there. And i've noticed that and those weren't there last year he didn't necessarily know that. And that's difficult to be thrust into a playoff series and not really know defensive coverages and he was picked on and targeted. And i think the coaches saw. I think he knew it. And he kinda committed he said you know what like one time we zoom and he was like i got tired of y'all saying i couldn't play defense and it was just like a screw. You guys moment and allie. He broke the fourth wall. And you know. I really do think he's gotten a lot better defensively What people forget about michael porter jr. He has barely played a full regular season. I think he's at like eighty seven regular season games in his career. Which is just mind numbing when you think about this third year guy who everybody can't stop picking on her talking about this. Is you know maybe going a little bit outside the lines of the game. But i think there is something to to that installation. You were talking about mike of of insulating him defensively and also insulating him from a certain kind of defensive criticism. Where if you're michael porter. Jr. and i'm with you. I think he's made pretty meaningful strides defensively this season. I'm even that atlanta game. You just saw second efforts. He wasn't making last or who didn't know that he was supposed to make. I mean who knows what the situation was. But if you're if you're doing that all season and then you get to the playoffs and the predominant story of a nuggets playoff run is you can't guard the guy you're supposed to guard. I mean i'm sure part of him. It's just like man. Fuck this you know. I i put it in. I tried to do my best. I tried to work in. It's still. I'm getting picked on for this stuff. And just having aaron gordon there to shift the conversation around the team to shift the framing of what the nuggets issues and problems are. I think that's a meaningful thing. There's no doubt it's a meaningful thing there's also there was also a lot of. I'm gonna call it either. Undo or unfounded criticism pointed at michael porter throughout the first half the year. Frankly because jamal murray was not playing up to his potential. So when you're number two is not doing as well as he can do what it is capable of doing the your point the blame elsewhere and you say okay. Well why is it number. Three picking up the slack importer was still just trying to establish himself and build trust with malone which has been up and down thing. I'm like that's not sugar coated. There have been times when when porter was benched when he probably shouldn't have been benched and he caught thirty nine. Dmp's his rookie year. Which if you kind of see your background. I don't know if people can see the background but you will forest in the back on the forest through the trees is very much. a michael malone debate. Can he see the big picture from when he is in has wanders on his in season. He's trying to win competing. Climb up the western conference. That's a hard thing to do develop order while you're also trying to win on a nightly basis in the west but it feels like the gravitational forces have aligned and it feels like malone's trust and porter's mutual trust in him. It isn't a good place. And so he's the four going forward. And i think again just like jeremy grant. They expect him to be the four for years to come know. I've expressed a little bit of skepticism on this pot about porter as a star and i i still have some of those questions but over the last fifteen twenty games i mean. He looks like just about one of the most dangerous second side players in the league like. I don't know how much you want to run. An offense threw him theoretically in the prime of his career down the line but he's just like just so enormous in driving to the basket combined with the fact that he can shoot over anybody. I mean this version of michael porter jr. looks like such a dangerous player if he again if he buys into that cutting in that moving in off ball roll like he just like gordon yokich is gonna find him so many times just cutting baseline or slipping in you know from the elbow like there are just so many easy baskets to be had and the reason it works is because you have yokich unselfish like how. Many of their elite elite franchise players do not give a damn about scoring like. He does not he will do it when the game calls for it but he would rather have twenty assists than have forty points which he by. The way is capable of doing so. I don't know if we're ever going to get into the mvp debate but to me. I always say this when people ask me about the mvp he is so malleable and can kind of shift his game to whatever the defense gives him and if they're double teaming of he's he's cool to pass if they're going one on one he will dominate you in the post so the reason the nuggets work from an offensive firepower standpoint. When you have four options like they do and yokich. Murray order and gordon. Like as long as everybody's moving everybody's unselfish this offense. I really don't know how you stop it. I really don't. They are so dangerous. Ranted one game against the hawks carport horse all that jazz I still think they look unstoppable. Both my clinical sweat defense. I for gives you the confidence. You need to ride a bull while taking down a crime ring. 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Let's let's have the mvp debate here because it does seem like yokich is becoming the front runner if only by default here because everyone else seems to be falling off except for james harden and harden has his own issues. You probably will encounter some of the voters here. My question is like we expected this leap from yokich last year and it didn't happen and it almost took him like perhaps sin thing you were talking about. Gordon moore took him a little bit of a fall in order to really like find himself a little bit different how it happened but i'm curious like why do you think it was this year. That happens the personnel is something with yokich is a conditioning. What are you saying from Up-close it's it's really interesting. Because a lot of people thought that given their deep bubble run and given that they only had sixty plus days off like given that he didn't come into camp last season into shape. Everyone kind of assumed well job is probably going to have a slow start this year. He's probably going to you. Know maybe ease into the season like he did Last season and one thing. That i don't think i have an assamese and i've been dying to ask like joker gum married this off season in serbia and i kinda wonder whether he was like you know what i'm in the best shape of my life coming out of the bubble. I'm going to get married. I'm gonna stay in fantastic show for the wedding photos. Whereas i take your theory but i love it so much. I'm going to stick to it. That's the goofy theory. And then the real theory is that. This dude is insanely competitive. I know he doesn't come off at his. And he's quick witted and he's kind of like you know self deprecating all of those things. But i did a story on him at at the all-star break with his trainer And this has been a process for six years building to an mvp level player like he lifts after every single game. He doesn't eat bad food. He told me that she feels bad. Because of all the work the nuggets trainer philippa eichenberger has put into. He feels bad when he eats chicken wings or has a beer or like this new used to drink a gallon of coke every day before coming to the nba. He hasn't touched a coke in six years. That is like discipline an mvp level commitment to your body. And i do think that. He heard all the chatter last year. I think he was like cool. Everyone's you know mocking me. Everyone thinks i'm overweight. Who'll i'm going to dominate fools. And that is what i. That's the mindset that i think he approached this season with you why he made the leap. This year i was like look. I had a fantastic bubble run. We made the western conference finals. Do people think it was a fluke. Both of our three one comebacks like he doesn't care what people think but at this point i'm just going to dominate like. I'm going to show you that. I can dominates. and he's putting up career highs across the board he is on pace to tie wilt chamberlain for the most assists from center position. All the advanced analytics support him like like head and shoulders above the next person in terms of wind shares. Bpm all that shit and cheese. He wins at all but the thing that's going to be hard for him and the thing that should endear him to the The off brand. Nba media is that he doesn't sell himself and he doesn't care to sell himself and that part is in my opinion it's endearing. I think it's hilarious. That james harden like i'm the mvp. Lebron james is like i deserve more. Mvp's and i frankly. I put this on twitter the other day. I don't know what to ask nicole yokich about the mvp. He does not care about it and he will not publicly talk about it. He's like i guess like it's cool. It's nice that they've they like me. They vote for me. But like that's not my concern. I want wanna ask about that part of it. Because i mean lebron is better at this than anybody. In terms of the marketing around an award. I noticed starting from the beginning of this season. He was like throwing out a tagline of what he wanted his message to be and it was that he wanted to be quote available to my teammates and now is about all. I'm gonna play every game. I camera i. You know. I'm not gonna load manage the season and now that he's injured. It's like i'm going to show up coach from the sidelines To show my value the mvp stuff is so tricky in that way because it is so message. Heavy you know. I think hardiman is now breaking into this race in a way we might not have expected earlier in the season. What do we think is the the biggest threat to yokich winning at this point because i agree. He's the front runner like by performance. He is the best player who has played the most games who's had the biggest impact. Do we think you know whether it's the nuggets in the in in the western conference standings not being a top top two or three team. Do we think it's hardin crashing this race. Where do we think the threats to yokich is case come from the biggest threat it's either hearted And who who has just been incredible since go into brooklyn He like you mentioned has a narrative issue I was on the nba tv other night. And they go. What do you think about Nicolas's mvp chances. I tell them what i think. But then i talk about harden and my problem with james harden is that when we talk about value and how subjective the the word valuable is. Why are we not taking into consideration the first ten or twelve games that james harden spent in houston end of value. That he like random away from the franchise. What he wasn't. It's not just the trade request in my opinion like he was a net negative toxic. Like person in that organization and so when we're considering the whole full scope of the seventy two game season why is that. Not a part of the equation for james harden. And i realized could sound like i'm stumping. I'm not necessarily stumping for yoga. I'm just saying why are we only looking. At n- james harden a vacuum with the brooklyn nets. That's my. that's my one issue with harden from threat standpoint. Donna's like still freak you know. Is there voter fatigue. Potentially what does what does one need to do to surpass two consecutive. Mvp's is there a barrier at a reasonable doubt that you need to surpass if your jaanus. I don't know what the answer is but if the coach is gonna win voters are going to need to kinda remake their definition of what the mvp needs to be. This is not a free who can jump from the free throw line. This is not a guy who can shoot from forty five feet out like staffer dame like you need to watch yokich on a nightly basis to see the way that he elevates teammates in lifts everybody up how unselfish she is the passing the scoring the rebounding. Whatever would like he any statistic anything you need him to do he can. And then you talk about like meaningful clutch moments the do and has a bunch. I i wish. I had the number off hand but he has a lot of clutch game winners game tires last few minutes. He's always there and he's always available. You talked about lebron always available. Joker hasn't missed a game. this year. so you know. I feel almost because he won't sell himself. I feel an obligation to accurately his season. And you know like he is doing everything Expected of an mvp. Paul millsap used the phrase. It would be a sin if he didn't win. And frankly from from wave to season india right now he would get my vote. The most harmful thing yokich did to the team was say that he was from harvard. In those pregame intros or whatever that was which i have to say is one of my favorite things from covid. It was the it was a bright spot in my life for that one week gotta happen. i mean the one thing kinda going for him just off of the deadline is like they might win more games if we're saying that like their place in the west is probably the biggest disadvantage like lakers. Aren't going to get much better with. Andre drummond the clippers or still kind of finding themselves and i'll have to work in rajon rondo. The jazz and the sons are probably gonna still real off wins but like we could be talking about a two team in the west by season's end and if you're looking at like the main competitors are saying well harden has the issue at the top of the season you're saying embiid maybe plays enough games like embiid is probably the one i would worry about the most if he comes back in and starts playing like the top of the season and then like john is like you mentioned just voter fatigue him like the first three time or back to back to back. Mvp and how long. and so. i don't know. I would put him up there right now. I would make him the clear. Betting favorite rob like are you in on the yokich. Mvp train or do you think like someone like janas could derail in there. I mean i think john is definitely could derail him. I'm have to sit down at the end of the season and really come to terms with the janas of it. All and how much of that is our perception of him and what he's supposed to be in the nuggets are sorry in the bucks a plow failings past versus. What does he been on the floor because he's still been great by by every measure and the hardest part is still tricky. And i i wanna fluid something by you guys that. I've been thinking about with harden witches if a lot of us are looking at the return that the rockets got for heart in the trade and saying that this is kind of underwhelming. This isn't what you would want for superstar. How much of that is the timing of. When hardens trader quest went down picking his destinations in the position that put the rockets in. Because if we're talking about broad definitions of value. Do we take something like that into account for a guy like heart and the fact that you know i mean. Raphael stone is having press conferences. Defending that return so maybe the rockets are perfectly happy with it. But i do wonder about that piece of it. Where if you're a superstar who demands a trade who's also in the running for. Mvp how much are we factoring. And not only those first ten games that mike alluded to in terms of kind of sandbagging rockets. A little bit. But the position that he put that franchise in interim vis-a-vis his trade. You know it's it's really interesting. You say that because outside of the statistics outside of narrative for for harden The raw value is what the rockets guide in return. That's the very raw valuable at this point. And so and i don't unfortunately i don't think we can answer that with all. The draft picks like raphael stones said like evaluate the trade in five six years and Are you still going to have a job in five or six years like. I think that that's a fair question but i mean harden. I just don't think that there's a. There's a motion and there's a human element to the voting's where nobody is in my opinion. I would be hard pressed to believe that people will vote for after he To use your words sandbag the franchise after he kinda sunk their value. Where the houston rockets. Right now i think they just finished at. Twenty game losing streak. How much of that can be pinned to james harden's trade requests and does that not you know when you when you bolt a franchise away. He did kind of leave with the stench that he did like in. What world can you separate his post trade requests to his current to his previous franchise. If it's in the same season to me. I just don't think voters will reward a player who did that Especially when a guy like nicola yokich but has said he wants to be in denver. He likes this small market he. He likes winning here. He goes i a couple of weeks ago. He gave it a quote. you know. I don't really want to go anywhere. And maybe we can bring in some help but who knows he goes. I'm just joking. And you're like okay dude. I don't really know what you mean by that. But joker doesn't ask for help. He's done it here us himself. I think in the same light as a tim. Duncan dirk nowitzki. Those type of players franchise guys When you're talking about narrative or legacy or that type of jazz to me i feel like voters are going to side with the golan biggest advantage for yokich and probably the disadvantage for harden is just the trauma on stephen silas his face every time you see him like every time he gets a hug from john wall in the back of your mind. You're thinking this hardens case against because it's getting rough there it's getting a particularly brutal. I could see the attack ads coming up pretty soon Well i'm gonna talk quickly just about the other guy in in the nuggets. Big three four. Whatever they are at this point Jamal murray who just seemed like a different player in the bubble and has shown that player occasionally but probably not as consistency consistently as we would have liked which seems to be the case for his entire career Where do you see jamal right now. Do you think like we'll see that guy in the bubble ever again. Or what can we expect from him. Going into blouse. There's a bunch of things going out with jamal. Beginning of the year. He was battling all kinds of injuries. he had an alibi. We had a shoulder issue yet. Glue issue like he's a gamer. He eat prides itself on plan through pain so not to make an excuse. That is one thing that was happening with jamal. Murray the second thing that was happening with jamal murray is that he was mentally exhausted. The bubble like kicked his ass We saw how emotional he was. We saw all the social justice reform. And you know how much that moved him You know i. It was a jazz series. Went when he broke down after that one game and to to do that and to exert that much mental energy Throughout the entire playoffs. Like did i mean he was unbelievable he needed to detach like he basically went home and turned his basketball brain off. Like i'm sure he was in the gym playing with his dad and his brother but to that like outside of that. I don't want anything to do with basketball. When he came back from the all star break A few weeks ago he goes. I didn't even pick up a basketball. That's why he struggled for the first few games after y'all star break because he just needed a mental break And to his credit like he played through it. He did his best. He never cited this before he actually got the break but this is a reality. This is these are things he was struggling with. And then the other thing that i think is less talked about. Is jamal murray set the bar. So freaking high in the playoffs last year that i don't never admitted this but i strongly believe that this is the case. He puts so much implicit pressure on him in all anybody wanted to talk about as he can be an all star. This year is going to be an all. Nba type. can he sustain what seventy five percent of what he did in the bubble. Is there any world where he can. You know is some kind of carbon copy of what he did in the postseason throughout the regular season which is to your point what everybody was pining for and i think that put a ton of pressure on him coming into this year and again. He hasn't admitted this but my sense is that he struggled a lot with the expectations of being This elites being honest he played in a hall of fame level throughout the postseason. Now just do it for eighty two games in another cova direct year. you know. we'll all just accept that on. Its face it's going to be an interesting one. So what are we. Think the nuggets and up here rob. Do you have a sense of if this put them into a different category in different tear in the west. Maybe i think they're probably in the same tier but they've kind moved up with an. If that makes sense you know. I think the top tier of the west is still healthy. Lakers presumably we see that. I think the jazz have earned their way into that category and the clippers. Kinda flirt with it. But i'm never really sure where they stand. And i think the nuggets are the best of that second group You know they're they're better than a flaky. Clipper flaky version of the clippers. They're better than the sons and they're credible against everybody. I mean to to what mike was saying earlier. I really don't know how you're supposed to guard them. I don't know what you're supposed to do with that. And what gordon brings. You is the hope of stops. You know you you. All of a sudden have a little bit more going in terms of being able to match up with some of these better teams in the west the just makes them more of an imposing threat in these seven game series. On if you're looking at the west hierarchy They obviously have a history with the jazz coming back from the three one in the first round last year. Obviously a history with the clippers coming back from a three three one in the second around Did not fare. Well against the lakers. They did not have will barton in that series. The obviously do not have aaron gordon. That series There is a world where the the playoffs break perfectly for the nuggets. Like if loss if the lakers fall to however far they fall. What if they see the clippers in the first round. What if they just beat up on each other What the nuggets. I can tell you given that they have two years With this core of playoff experience are not necessarily scared of the sons. The sons have done it in the regular season for sure they look dangerous. M not take anything away from them but the places a different animal. Sure chris. paul is a beast like some of those other guys are not playoff. tested If you were to give the nuggets truth serum i don't think that they're quote unquote scared of any of those opponents. I think that there is a Plausible path to beat any of those teams. I don't necessarily know that it's going to happen. But there's no reason they should be scared of any of them as good as they are especially concerned the momentum. The nuggets have built over the last month of the season. And some of that. Is i think the nuggets can go into any close game against those teams knowing that they probably have the best crunch time player on the floor. And that's against teams with chris. Paul and lebron james and kawhi leonard yokich has been that good in in huge game situations that they can feel super comfortable going star star against the best teams in the west part of the reason. Gotcha vail mcgee a my pity like this was kind of why i saw the tea leaves. They go on and get your fail mcgee. Because they assume that the lakers were going to get andre drummond in the buyout market. They saw that coming and isaiah hartenstein. Who is nicole backup was going to get it done. He fought his. Follow rate's ridiculous. He's twenty two years old. he's still he. He is a decent nba prospect. But he's just not who the nuggets needed this juncture and The nuggets around the league. They say we need rain protection. We need championship experienced an old guy. Who's familiar with denver. Javale mcgee has three championships. Comes back to the team and immediately going to be there. That enforcer on the second unit If they do run into a laker team that has a hell of a lot of size and strength download which obviously is not nicoli just forte And they'd be screwed if he got into foul trouble like most teams would If if they're superstar got into some issues yeah. I'm with rob here where they've almost set themselves up to be the major spoiler if we're saying that like the assumption is the la teams are going to be the favorites it. Just the team makes sense more than it did before like the cash in on some of the young guys but they have so many so much talent on that team now it just feels like everybody is in the right spots. I have some questions about like what they're going to do with that second unit like. I'm curious if like mike. I saw you. Were talking about the other day. I wonder if we'll barton. His best role might be in that second unit and moving monte morris into the into the The first one. But i don't know it just seems like they have the pieces and unlike a suns team which is still heavily. Reliant on young guys especially the andrey in and the jazz who like you know. The seems like they've figured out to bear. But i do wonder if you're getting smaller in the playoffs. And i wonder if that's going to be a factor there i don't know they just seem like the team. That's best position to take advantage of. Anthony davis not being there for a playoff series or leonard. Not being up to what he needs to be. Honestly you could do a whole personality profile of someone. Based on whether they think monte morris or will barton should be starting esteem. I am so happy that you brought that up. I am so happy. Like in a vacuum monte morris should be starting alongside jamal murray. The nuggets have actively tried to get jamal. Murray off the ball throughout this entire year they think fees not facing pressure. Bring the ball up the court than it might be easier for him to get his shot coming off a roll or something along. Those lines Monte morris is unbelievable facilitator distributor. And when you pair him with four a dangerous weapons like the nuggets. Now have in at starting lineup. It just makes sense however in not a vacuum in the nba. Political world will barton carries more cachet than monte morris does in what barnes paid like a starter. He's been a starter in this league. Monte morris just got an extension this off season and is paid to come off the bench that i'm not saying monte doesn't deserve to be a starter but we'll barton carries more clout At this point than monte morris does. And frankly i feel weird about criticizing it if it works like if they're winning than than i don't know what grounds i have to to to raise those questions like if there's an issue if if born start taking away a lot of shots from guys than like yes and they lose get monte morris in there and let will barton basically run the show in the second unit and get his shots like if i was michael malone i might go to will say well. You're going to get a lot more opportunities in looks if you played in the second unit does that argument land while with will doubtful. So i don't know what they're gonna do. It's one of those good problems like this team is so deep they probably go ten eleven twelve guys deep and some along going to have to make some just really difficult decisions in the next couple of months. Yeah it's going to be exciting. I love when teams do switched up at the deadline. If only because you get the second half of the season to like really explore the possibilities and like we said this is a team that could be anything they could be in the west finals. That could be in the finals down the road here. That's probably a good place to end. Mike man thank you so much for joining us. We can catch your work at the denver post and what are you. What's your twitter. Handle at 'em singer cool. Thanks so much for joining us men. Thanks this is all right We'll be back next week until then we'll see.

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The Nic Batum All-Stars and a deep dive into Rudy Gobert with Tony Jones

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The Nic Batum All-Stars and a deep dive into Rudy Gobert with Tony Jones

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If you or someone, you know has a gambling problem and I got 109 was it in Indiana promotional offer not available in Nevada? Hello and welcome to the game theory podcast. I'm your host Sam bacini. We are presented by the athletic today on the show. Tony Jones is in the building and we're going to talk about something that we have affectionately dubbed the Nic Batum All Stars the guys that come in and do this season were in some way shape or form seemingly written off by the basketball commentary and it off and some of these guys are going to be star players that maybe weren't getting the respect that they so richly deserved coming into the season. Some of them are going to be guys Thursday. We thought we're done and frankly are not done. So Nic Batum is the name that stands out there most but before we talk about them, I do want to start on Rudy gobert because the whole Rudy gobert experience to me is very fascinating and nobody is closer to home. Rudy gobert experience that doesn't play for the Utah Jazz or works for the Utah Jazz then Tony Jones. So Tony, how you doing, man? I'm doing good. I'm doing good. Thank you. First of all, thanks for having me on listen. I feel like I'm no longer a guest on your podcast. Like I just feel like I'm just you know, I'm at home. Like I can kick my feet up and all that stuff. That's what I want. I want you to hold the microphone in your hand. I want you to put those feet up on your desk and I just want you to I want you to feel relaxed as we talk about Rudy gobert and hopefully hopefully you'll get yourself in trouble with anything you say. Well, I mean, you know, that's the thing like I felt like, you know, when you when you moved to Australia I was I was a little worried that these things were stopped and then you would just tell them you'd be like podcasts. Yes podcast. Let's do it. So, you know definitely definitely glad one day. You gotta come on my page. Guess I'm in you don't have to tell me twice whenever whenever you need me. I'm there, you know. See I'm I'm serious like one day that's that's what's going to have to happen. But you know, I'm glad that I'm glad that we're doing this and yes, let's let's talk about Rudy. Gobert. What? What do we want to know about mr. Gaubert because I thought before today and obviously today is Sunday. I thought before the day that he was running away with the defensive player of the year award. And then today happened today happened. I would not go as far as running away with the defensive player wage. I thought he was running away. I thought it was a significant gap between him and everybody else. So I totally understand why you would say that their top five and defense coming into town today. They're really really good team Utah. They are arguably playing better before today than anybody in the NBA just point blank. Especially now that the Lakers have hit like off a bit of a bit of a malaise having said that I'm still saying Anthony Davis Ford Prince of player of the year because they've number one defense and he's the one the keys the number one defense in the NBA off. He's by far the most versatile defender in the NBA Rudy I think is a reasonable like honestly probably would be second for me right now Myles Turner has a case sneaky class that I've been advocating as much as I can Larry Nance would probably be in my top five right now. He is the whole reason that the Cavs have a reasonable defense. Yep. Right now a top-10 defense, but I digress nonetheless Rudy gobert has been very very good for the Utah Jazz this year and I thought that Utah's games this week. We're kind of a perfect encapsulation of the Rudy gobert experience against Dallas. He was the reason that they just come holy month and utterly annihilated the Mavericks in both of those games and I watched the first one close cuz I bet on Dallas because Utah was without Donovan Mitchell was without a favors and Dallas was getting back Dorian finney-smith was getting back to like Powell. I thought that they'd take that energy and catch you too on the back end of a back-to-back and be kind of run away with that game and that absolutely one hundred percent was the wrong side to be on and in large part. It was because of the incredible grass. City that Rudy gobert holds as a pick-and-roll offensive threat, he is completely obliterated kristaps porzingis in that in those two games like butterwood obliterated him like wipe them off the face of the Earth on both ends. He averaged 23 points and 16 rebounds. He had like three blocks. He had a couple of steals. He was dead thing that people who are Jazz fans and that yell from the rooftops about Rudy. Gobert. He was everything in those two games that people say about Rudy being like a top-12 impact player in the NBA. You'll hear sometimes in this game today against Denver Nikola jokic made him look like a parking cone on defense and Nicolas Cage does that to a lot of people because he is for my money now the best center in the NBA, I would say come over Joell embiid, even though I know that you all and beat has a very real MVP case himself yogesh dropped off. Seven en route to go Bears head today though, and it was unbelievable and looked like Denver did a good job of getting switches Denver did a good job of getting him away from gobert where they could but a lot of them came on Rudy and it's just hard I think to try and figure out what Utah's ceiling is with Rudy gobert making, you know going forward 40 million dollars a year because he has a lot of these matchups where he is a genuinely Elite Unstoppable player in that a lot of these matchups where you can really catch and I'm trying to kind of navigate my feelings on that and navigate my feelings on like that contract that he signed and try to figure out how valuable is Rudy gobert. I really thought he might be the player that I struggle to Value most in the NBA because I see all of the positives I see how incredible he is and there are some very distinct negatives that caused him real issue. An important match ups and an important moments. So Tony I will just give you the floor. I I kind of spoke a lot there and through a lot out you I just want to hear kind of where where you are on this Thursday. Okay, there's a lot to unpack. So I'm going to start by starting with the contract. And here's here's the thing about the contract off. It doesn't matter whether that contract was two hundred million dollars two hundred twenty-eight million dollars 150 million dollars 178 million million dollars. It took it done a number of the contract wherever it came in at it doesn't matter because wherever that contract came at the Jazz are going to be over the salary cap into the luxury-tax. So the dollar figure it just doesn't it just kind of doesn't matter if that makes sense. So I totally understand them. You're saying they're the only place that I would push back a little bit is in the trade ability of such a contract. Like if it was a hundred and fifty million dollars. There's no circumstance where off that deal like if you only had 150 million left on it, there's no circumstance for that deal in my opinion. Barring injury is ever a negative asset off by the time 2024 rolls around and ready to go bear has ninety million dollars for two years left on that deal. There is a chance that that's like a real net negative value contract is off part is Rudy gobert works and is in shape as that dude is and he deserves a lot of credit because there are a few players in the NBA who do work as hard as he does to stay in playing condition. Well, that's nice jazz are a betting that thirty-two-year-old really a thirty-three-year-old Rudy. Gobert still going to be a really good player. And then I'm not even saying it's a negative deal on I'm sorry and keep to interrupt. Yep. But I don't even think it's a negative deal. I'm I'm just struggling to figure out the downside of it. And I think that there it's a deal that has downsize if by the time he's thirty three years old. He is struggling to like move a little bit more. So I think if you know, he's thirty-three and he's on the last year of his deal and that deal is Donovan Mitchell sign his third contract. I think the Jazz will call that a win, you know, because if if if you go into free agency may be right now if you look at the free if you look at free agency right now, there is nobody else out of koala and that's on the market and we all know the koala is not really on the market so long you've had an entire NBA basically gear up for the summer of 2021 because the expectation was there was going to be Jana Santa Claus. Bolt on the market Paul George possibly on the market Rudy gobert possibly on the market. There are so many guys that were supposed to be on the market. And now none of them is on the market. So as hell off of the restricted guys from that 2017 draft class to like Jayson Tatum Donovan Mitchell Etc, right. So imagine if Rudy gobert was on the market as an unrestricted free agent home and that's why it to me that the contract doesn't matter the Jazz had to get that done and they had to they you know for for for the Jazz really go Bears weigh two hundred million dollars. He is he is their defensive system. He is the reason he is one of the biggest reasons why the Jazz of 15 and five right now, he's playing at a career level despite back with you know, what Sunday Sunday afternoon may have war against Nikola jokic, you know, so he's you know, he's he's he outplayed his last contract he's dead. Really well heading into to to this contract. So, you know, I don't think the Jazz are losing sleep over over that contract at all. And the other thing is if you lose your job are you definitely not getting Donovan Mitchell back for third contract or your or at the very least your chances are severely damaged and you know if the job as if this 15 is Starters five starters real in the Jazz are actually one of the top three teams in the Western Conference and you know, they can improve on Thursday next year and so on and so on then you increase the chance to keep and Donovan Mitchell for you for your third contract for his third contract in in this is you know, all of them is Big Picture stuff, you know, so, you know to me it's the you know, you're paying Rudy gobert two hundred million dollars and you know, he's dead. He's worth, you know, every penny that to the Jazz because of what what he means to their franchise as a whole now in terms of Sunday, you know, I think that there's some contacts that goes into to what jokic was was was able to do really wasn't on him. You know, he was you know, he was he was his primary Defender for a lot of possessions, but he was off as primary Defender for a lot of possessions as well as well true. Absolutely true. That was now but that opens another can of worms. Okay. So quit Schneider the whole Jazz defensive system is we want to funnel everybody to Rudy gobert and really go Bears at the basket. So, you know Quin Snyder went into summer saying we don't want Rudy chasing jokic all over all over the perimeter. So we'll start him on Paul Millsap and will start boiling bogdanovich on jokic off. The problem is that that completely backfired jokic got way too comfortable. And then before, you know it he had 30 at halftime and then you know by that time I you know, you just not going to shut his water off, you know, when he's rolling like that and I think that I think that there was some thought that okay yoke is tends to float in some games even if he's you know, a guy that can probably score on every possession and it just didn't happen like that on Sunday. He you know, he kind of smelled blood and water from the vet first possession was aggressive from the very first possession and he just got way too comfortable and by the time you know, by the time he got comfortable there was just nothing that suggests could have done off now the conversation is okay. You know, do you know if Rudy gobert or is your defensive player of the year, then you should be able to put him on jokic and off then you should be able to and he should be able to affect jokic to the point where you know, it's it's it's at least a watch the issue with that is wage free. Go bears chasing yogurts all over all over the floor. Then he's not at the basket to help with John with dribble penetration. And that's something that's that's a question that the Jazz are going to have to answer for themselves as as the year goes on because you know, there's a very real chance of these two teams meet in the playoffs, you know, so it's it's it's is definitely a layer conversation on what happened on on on Sunday night or on Sunday afternoon. I think that dead Strategically that that plays into to to what we see but you know, I also think that jokic is is just it's just evolved into a hell of a player and he's at a point right now where he's playing at an NBA MVP level, you know, so so what do you do need that? If you're Quin Snyder do you try to stay with the normal scheme and keep gobert next to the basket because if you want to do that against Denver and and a postseason series and that probably means you're going to have to go a lot with Derrick Favors and Rudy gobert on on the floor at the same time. And if you want to do that, and if you want to do that, then you know off the question then is you know, how effective offensively are you going to be? It's a fascinating thing with the Jazz because you know their song Baka there's this kristaps porzingis. They're guys who can space there are guys who can space gaubert out to the three-point line, but they don't have anywhere near, you know, the passing accuracy and off the dribble Acumen the ability to score day yoga stuff. So it's like a three-fold thing when the Jazzy Denver well and in the case of a jazz Dead series, I would imagine that you're going to see favors for Royce o'neale in that starting lineup just because Roy Springs most of his value on the defensive end not to say that Royce a good 3-point shooter now and his continued to evolve his game as a driver and I think he's like a very like quality NBA starting like fifth option right off. But if you have your guy out there for defense, you're going to want to put favors out there in order to take that tough. Yokich match up if you don't want to put go back. On yokich which it's it is a bit tough for me to wrap my head around the defensive player of the year conversation where Rudy probably is like the best help Defender at the basket in the NBA just point blank, but can you or Defensive Player of the Year really be the guy that you don't want to put on Nikola jokic twenties wage in 30 on you in the first half right? Like I get I get the reasons for it for why you would do it that way but it's it's tough for me to wrap my head around in terms of the overall value of what that person is bringing to the table. If you can't take on the tough on ball assignment, I think that we've gotten to the point a little bit where I don't want to say we're under rating on-ball defense because I don't think that that's necessarily the case, but I still think that Rudy needs to be held accountable for them. His on-ball Acumen at the end of the day, even though he is the best defender in the league at the basket. Well, I think I think that I agree with you a little bit his wife took agree. I think in in in in jazz rather handy Larson said this on Twitter today and I agree with him completely. It's less. We don't want this. It's not we're hiding brown bear from jokic. If you're asking questions, it's we're keeping gobert next to the basket so we can execute our defensive scheme. Yeah where we normally do and and took a difference to that there. I totally agree with that. Yeah. They're a hundred percent right? It's not like they're saying okay. We don't think you can guard Nikola jokic, we're going to put you on Paul Millsap. That's that's not what the Jazz are saying. That's not what they're doing. They're like, okay we want, you know when Jamal Murray beats Mike Conley or if Gary Harris beats down the Mitchell or Will Barton log. Beats Joe Ingles or bojan bogdanovic. We want them to run in the routing and he they won't run in the Rudy of Rudy is at the top of the key or at the three-point line, you know guarding choice, but to me that's just in like to me that's just you're worried about the second third fourth option at the expense of the first option down. And as we know in the NBA the first option shutting that guy down or at least slowing down the tap a little bit of that running faucet. That's the most important thing you can do. I feel like and I understand the logic behind it, but I just I don't love the adult love the choice to do that. Well, they did it against Dallas a little bit like they put boy on bogdanovich on porzingis and they said here if you if kristaps composed us up and hit mid-range twos porzingis wage. Different cuz porzingis campus, right? That's the thing. That's where the miscalculation came in cuz porzingis and yogesh could just two very very very different animals. Yeah, I happen to think that at some point, you know, he's just going to have to find a way to get stops on on your kid. Yeah, and if there's you know, but you took the Jazz of gotten away with they've been able to beat this Denver team with jokic going off for 35 and they just figure out a way to stop everybody else. They did it two weeks ago by your coach at thirty-five. He was dominant. He was every bit of Nikola jokic to jasta won the game because they shut down Jamal Murray and they shut down Will Barton. So, you know, it Thursday night was an extreme example, you know, yoga's isn't going to score forty seven against the Jazz very often, you know, you know, nobody's nobody nobody for them. Fifty years is going to go 15 for 17 from three-point range and and 1/2 mean that just doesn't happen, you know, and and the the Jazz got back into the game in the second half. I mean it was a 99-91 game early in the fourth quarter. So, you know, I just I think that you know, you don't want to overreact to one game but at the same time you want to take you want to take things away from that one game and and try to apply it from when it really matters. Yeah, and I get that and I think he's just on some level. It's reasonable to think that there's like an over-reaction at play here, especially on like in regard to what I'm saying. Right Rudy. Gobert has been very very ridiculously good this season like just a monster on the defensive class. He's been very good on the offensive glass as well creating second-chance opportunities. He's been really good wage. Can roll threat offensively he's been a legitimately like I would say he is probably pretty clearly right now the third team all-nba center, right? Like if you were gaining three of them you would say he's the third team guy behind your kitchen and beat and that's super valuable. I don't mean to diminish that at all. I just struggle a little bit I think off with the whole package of skills. It's it's like having a guy who is Elite at like three things and then who is like he is probably a month average to slightly below average Defender out in space on an island against guards. Yokich is of the world centers Etc when you're so overwhelmed good at the basket and almost doesn't matter but in playoff series it does matter. It's it's such a tricky Nuance conversation with gobert that I really don't know off. How I would feel about building around him long-term. I think the Jazz had to do it. Like you're you're a hundred percent, right the Jazz had to give him the deal that they gave them like no question. That doesn't mean it doesn't have downside three years from now if this like if you for some reason was to get hurt and then you'd see his athleticism get sapped by like 15% long term. It's a it's tough. It's tough took me to navigate what I think of gobert a long-term and what I think of him as like a a building block peace who essentially has to be the second best player on this Jazz team for them to win a title. Like Rudy. Gobert has to be the number two behind Donovan Mitchell to when it's idle. I think he can maybe he is the line of like how good a number two has to be for a team to win a championship like cross that line is really high as we've seen over the course of the past few years outside of the Toronto like semi aberration due to the injuries of Golden State not to take anything. Away from Toronto you play who was in front of you and they absolutely deserve that title, but they probably don't win that title if Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant don't get her off or a team-building perspective. So you have to have two top-15 guys in the way the NBA's going you almost have to have two top-15 guys who are versatile. Yeah. I'm just intrigued by seeing where it's Jazz team goes over the next two to three years. Maybe they are just like one of the two best or three best teams in the west now with the Clippers and Lakers and we'll get that bear itself out over the course of this year. Maybe maybe my concerns are just like kind of unfounded on this. Well, I think I think the I think that really go Bears playoff performances have been talked about pretty dishonestly to to be fair, you know, for example two years. Go against Houston, you know, we're liable, you know Twitter MBS, where was like, oh really go Bears being played off the floor yada yada yada and that was bullshit really gaubert was Utah's best player in that series took a country mile by a million miles and he was literally the only reason that the Jazz were even competitive in some of those games last year was awful for me. It was it was actually it was actually funny because in real time I was like, wow, you know Rudy's play really well on offense. I mean Rudy's playing really well offensively, but he's really struggling against yogesh defensively and then I saw how much yolk is your visceral rated the Clippers and how many issues he was given Lakers and I was like, oh my word Rudy gobert actually played him pretty well in hindsight. I you know, I don't know what to Stats bear in in playoff situations juice. But you know all of the stats and you know regular season situations, they they really go bear defense pretty well in space or he has defended pretty well spaced and you know, maybe that's you know, when you're in the regular season and you get defending, you know, Orlando's guards one night and you know, Minnesota's guards and other night, you know, that can skew that can skew the numbers a little bit off but he was but you know, he was legitimately good in the in the Nugget Series last year was just that jokic was playing, you know all World Basketball. Yeah, just might not have realized in real time that Nikola jokic was turning into like a very clear top six player in the NBA like he's been this year. And and so I think that the discourse has a globe are especially on social media has been has has has been pretty dishonest. I think that he's had issues and 2 Series M. I think that was the 2017 Golden State series and I think that first 2018 Series against Houston first series of Houston, you know like the Oklahoma Oklahoma City series. He was amazing. But then again he was playing against Steven Adams, you know Houston spaced him out in the second round that year 2019. He was really good against Houston the Jazz just couldn't score like they couldn't score at all. But their defense was the only reason that they were even that they're even that they were even competitive and off those games. There were still a five-game Series last year. He was good against the Nuggets, you know, so he's been good in the playoffs and you know, you know, I think I think that, you know narratives are hard to to overcome, you know, but I have no reason to think that you know, I have no reason to think that go Bear Song Isn't going to be good in this postseason, but now having said that if you know at some point, you know where he's got to look at yoga. She needs gotta be like, okay. I have to figure out a way to stop this guy. And well, I have to figure out a way to generate some like it doesn't matter if if jokic goes from forty if it's a 1,000 game down the stretch and and Rudy gets to stop that matters and that's what didn't happen. And that's what didn't happen against against Denver a couple of months ago in a bubble bath. And that's what like the difficult part of this conversation. Is that the Jazz were genuinely one basket away from beating Denver in a playoff series and off hook shot from Nikola jokic doesn't fall then this is an entirely different conversation. The problem is that well, it happened on Rudy. So it's hard to separate those two years. Things from one another it is and but you still have to separate it. If you're being honest with yourself. Yeah, and that shot that shot was probably a that was a sub 50/50 shot for Nikola jokic, even in that spot even as good as Nikola jokic has been all of it. That is still probably a sub 50/50 shot for new Clio catch and he made it home. So Rudy's next evolution is you know, when he runs into one of these matchups, you know, if he wants to discourse to to to to to go back to being honest then Thursday, she's just gotta do it and then the other the other matchup that's going to be interesting for him is the Lakers because figuring out what to do with Anthony Davis is going to be very interesting for Rudy. I expect I would expect if the Jazz see the Lakers in a serious. I would I expect them to start their favours along or Rudy gobert probably will but then. Probably going Anthony or favors on Davis hoping everyone filters tour Rudy if I'm the Lakers in that scenario, I start LeBron James Anthony Davis wage schruder Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and probably West Matthews and just try to like overwhelm them with shooting then then dare you to put gobert on Anthony Davis because if you'll go bear on one of West Matthews r k c p i mean those guys are 40% Shooters don't realize you're just doing what you do is you go back to your regular starting lineup. I have a question for you. That's nice to sound really crazy and like like seriously, it's legitimately going to sound nuts. But no seeing what Rudy gobert goes through gardening. Nikola. Jokic is Anthony Davis age or is it would it be worse on him? Anthony Davis is a worst offensive player than Nikola. Jokic, it wouldn't be worse on him. But so I would I would I would just suck. Okay, if you're going to adjust to that then you know, I'm going with my regular starting lineup Royce O'Neal you can go on the brand new router you can Garnet. Yeah, I think 80 is going to I think in Eighty LeBron pack role particularly is probably going to cause some problems there probably but it causes problems for everybody. So you just gotta deal with it and listen, none of the stuff happens in the vacuum. One of the reasons why the same issue so many threes because they know right now they don't have Kawhi Leonard. They don't have LeBron James. They don't have any Davis. They don't have Nikola jokic their ability to shoot from there. You'll be to surround the three-point line. Shoot the basketball play with Pace get a lot of Threes up that's their equaliser to not having those guys. Yep, and the numbers are crazy. Like they're taking almost half their shots from behind the three-point line. I love it. Right? It's great. So they're like, okay if Anthony Davis is beating us or if Anthony Davis is is making a bunch of law ensues. Then we're going to Jersey. And we're going to shoot threes if Luka doncic is getting into the teeth of our defense and he's making a bunch of floaters and we're making a bunch of 3-pointers who's winning that possession, you know life is good as Nikola jokic was against jazz on Sunday, you know, his forty seven points didn't be to Jazz. It was the 15 3-pointers out of Seventeen that they made in the first half that page just yeah. Yeah. Yeah, like composite was great Will Barton was great, you know, like you're not going to get a composite head is one good career game his first good college game. That was great Facundo campazzo. He's been like sneaky. Okay, like it's all he's been a disaster. He's just like a bought I put a ball in his hands on Sunday June the first time that I felt like that was the first time this year that Denver actually put the ball in his hands and wasn't playing them off the ball and he was he was terrific. Yeah. That's what he is. He's a backup point guard. It's a bit of a weird situation for him wage. Cuz I thought he should have went somewhere that didn't have a good backup guard that would just allow him to be the second point guard who has the ball in his hands for 15 minutes a night, but they have Mom call Maurice who is really good. So it wasn't it wasn't a clear V to me when he came to Denver but he's I don't think he's been bad. I think he's just being a ball mover for them the two rooms like have to do you respect from three, right? But that's not what that's not what he's great at. Like I think we haven't seen up until Sunday. We hadn't really seen what makes come Pazzo's as heck did as he was overseas. Well, maybe we saw Sunday. Yeah. I mean he you know, he got into the to the defense he made plays he made shots, but you know, I think I think with the Jazz are the way they're composed the way the way their roster set up. I mean they if they want to make a run in the playoffs wage. Going to have to get stops and they're going to have to make a lot of Threes. Yeah, see and this this all changes when Denver goes out and gets Bradley peeled. So would you trade Michael Porter Jr. For Bradley Bill wouldn't think twice like look you go back and look at Bradley Beal's playoff performances, even before the like off all worldly that he's made as a score. I mean, he averaged twenty five in a playoff series for the Washington Wizards at one point on like plus efficiency. They had those two playoff series back in 2017 where they played who they play it was one of them was Atlanta cuz it was like the who's like the good like 5 seed Atlanta team that people were a little bit excited about and he was really in that series and then they took Boston to 7 the next series and he was really good in that series too. So man. I am trading Michael Porter Jr. Twice and not even I'm going to pack his bags man. I'm right there. Like I am he's gone and I'll give up more than Michael Porter would you go Go to the airport and make sure he gets on the plane and strapped in. Yes. Okay. Yeah, I'm with you if my if if if Gary Harris, you know two or three first ROM on Michael Porter Jr. You can get get me Bradley Beyond on it. Yeah, simple that yeah, and it's not even a statement on me. Thinking Michael Porter is like bad at basketball. I think Porters great life hurting really really good. I think he's going to be really really good. Michael Porter ceiling is top 15 player in the league. Something like that. Bradley Beal is a top-15 player in the league right now, I think and I know people say all videos and defend he doesn't defend I think if you put them in a situation where he has to give a shit on defense, he's going to be just fine. There's there's nothing about Bradley Beal that says he can't defend other than the fact that he seems not to really care that much about defending right now. There is no need for it, right? They're going to lose most nights anyway, right right. So I totally get it. I understand that song. See behind not wanting to give up the guy that you drafted and that you're developing and that you nailed in the draft. I mean, they took Porter at thirteen when it was seen as a risk to do so look we can talk about my boss has talent. I had him at like number five or six on my board in that draft, but it was a risk to take Michael Porter Jr. At number fourteen in the draft and they did it and they nailed it and it can be hard to give up something that you have put that much Sweat Equity into but man Bradley Beal is Bradley people unbelievable. It's so good. Yeah, that's the thing about it is it goes into it basically delves into the area of asking the question like hey, what are we doing right now with like yeah, there's a discourse. You know, Michael Porter Jr. Is great. But what are we doing? This is Bradley Beal that we're talking about. You know, like what are we doing? Why are we even why were you having this discussion? I was trying You're out earlier if you are, Utah. Is there any way you can get involved in the Bradley Beal conversation there later away. The only way you could is if you gave up your entire draft much like Brooklyn dead. They don't have a draft to give up. Well, they they could give up all of their pics into the future like they could give up for first and three pick swaps. I mean, yeah, there's no way because I don't Washington if you're watching it, you just ask for for Donovan Mitchell and then the answer is no right. I don't think there's any way that the Jazz organization would ever do it just because it goes against everything that like the Jazz organization has been about in regard to like sustainability and continued success like not having a dip long-term and a Bradley Beal trade is by nature Thursday because he's only signed for a year and half longer. I would be stunned if the Utah Jazz would do it and I don't think that like if Denver offers Michael Porter Jr. Then the Jazz can't log. Off the offer at the end of the day, you know what I mean? Yeah. I mean, you know, I I just you know, I mean they're they're not going to they they can't get involved in that off just because you know, it's like okay you're giving us down in the Metro you giving us Rudy gobert, you know, you know, somebody asked me on Twitter about that. And so what would it take well would take the Jazz will never do. Yeah, and there's no way they're giving up Donovan Mitchell for Bradley Beal and I think Donovan Mitchell's contract is poison pill din a real weird way to where it would have to be exceedingly difficult to move Donovan Mitchell and said deal anyway, even if they lost their mind and decided to do so, let's take a quick commercial break and then we're going to get into the Nic Batum All Stars. This is going to be fun. It can be awkward or embarrassing to talk about erectile dysfunction. 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We wanted to talk about these guys that in some regard have been written off over the course of their careers for one reason or another and Nic Batum is the guy who has been completely written off and I don't even think that it's wrong to have written off Nic Batum to be honest because he was not very good for the Charlotte Hornets over the course of the last month or two years. Realistically. He was like a passable starter back in 2018 in 2019. He was pretty bad. And then last year he was in the 20 games. He played he did not look particularly playable in an NBA game. He is now like a definite starting basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers like he is a starting quality played. . And that is those stunning on some level, right? So my question is was Nick playing possum. Did Nick just not care last year. Did Nick not give the best effort because he knew that Jake been opportunity. Like this would be coming to try and join a contender. I mean, maybe he just checked out. Listen. How do you go from looking washed to looking basically 90% off all self cuz that's what Nick looks like right now. He looks 90% of his Prime and he genuinely did look pretty Washed by the end. So, how do you explain that? How do you go from looking washed off the plane? Basically, you know eighty-five to ninety percent of where you were when you were a borderline All-Star and some of it has to be effort related. Like I don't okay. I keyed in a deal with some injuries in Charlotte like nothing so serious that it was like totally sapping his ability, right? Like he played seventy and seventy-seven. Games the first two years he was there. He had like a little injury in 2018 if I remember correctly, but he came right back and played seventy five games in 2019. Yeah. All I know is that the fact that he has with the Clippers? I mean it might win a championship. I mean, he's it's a been a perfect fit like he's he's defending a terrific level. He's off during the basketball. Well, he's a balm over he's galvanized that line up like he's given, you know, one of the Clippers major weaknesses down here was that they didn't have any above-average kauai's gotten to a he's become a an above-average passer. Yep, but they didn't have any Dynamic passing in that office exactly what I wanted to mention to. I'm so glad you brought it up. Yeah, and and Nick Batoon has, you know just added this Dynamic cats who can make you know birth. Primary and secondary reads and you know, he's playing the foreign. He's like the fourth option like it's just it's it's just been an insane fit for for what time you want it. It's just a home run like in so many ways. I cannot believe that this is working out as well as it has he is the perfect wing for playing in between Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in because he's like a big dude like Nic Batum is like six foot eight and has long arms like you can play him three and four pretty easy and you can play em next to Paul George and Kawhi Leonard and utilize the small lineups that have a ton of shooting a ton of ball movement a ton of spacing like this Clippers offense is 3rd, June be a for a reason and it's third while maintaining a top-10 defense because Nic Batum exists like Luke Kennard would probably be they're starting their other birth. Wing in this case, right? Luke Kennard is really bad on defense. Like they they have not really been able to stop teams. Luke. Kennard has been on the court. He's been really good offensive line in everything that the Clippers hoped for when they dealt Landry shamet for him. He's been that secondary ball-handler when he's been on the court. He's been a great Cotter. He's been an incredible shooter as we expected but you put him on the court and you've a target for teams in pick-and-roll to try and get switches against and so far Nic Batum being what he's been just kind of changes things for the offers in a very real way that is really surprising. It's really really surprising to me. I am I loved Nic Batum when he played for Portland and that first year in Charlotte. I thought like that five years and twenty million dollar deals in over pay but not like a disastrous one, but man I had never saw this coming. I never saw him getting to the point that he is now. Well, I mean he wage He was like a throwing right like he's like, okay, there's there's interest on the market. He's going to go, you know, he's going to go to to a contender. He's going to play 15 minutes a night in tips them. Boom Wallah, you know, you you get him on the Clippers and he becomes this indispensable this this indispensable roster entity. Like it's it's wrong. It's riffic Story. I mean, you know, he's playing 29 minutes the night. He's you know, he's at ten points a game five rebounds, you know, two or three assists TJ, you know, it's not turning it's taking care of the ball. He's got the lowest turnover rate in the stocking V. Like it's ridiculous. Like it's ridiculous how how good how how good band and you know, so that's why I'm just like well, I mean you go from looking wash to plant being, you know, one of only two or three guys, he's the only wage He's the only he's the only guy who's in the starting lineup who started 20 games, you know, so it's it's what what's the other relation? I really think it has to be like he might of chilled for a little while knowing that he could bite his time and not like wreck his body his assist-to-turnover ratios 3.7. Yeah. No, he's being sprayed but that's insane. He has been genuinely great like it's it's bizarre. I I'm not sure I've seen someone go from guy that I thought there was a better chance, he would be cut like at the mid-season whenever they make a trade in order to shore up the wing position to own. Oh, holy shit. He might be the Clippers like fourth-best player. She might need a third. He might be the third-best player. I don't I don't get it. It's it's unlike anything I've ever seen and good for Nic Batum man. Like I'm I am here for Nic Batum turn himself into an essential piece of a playoff Contender. Now we can talk about like hey, maybe the Clippers aren't quite the 15 and 5 team that they've been so far your 16 in five if Nic Batum is your third best player. There might be a conversation to be had there. But you know what has mattered so far and they have been blowing teams out. Basically over the course of the last two weeks three weeks realistically, like maybe the Kings by 38 they beat Indiana by 32. They beat the Kings Again by 25. They beat Oklahoma City by double-digits. They be Orlando by 25 like they are just murdering teams right now. They I mean they've been playing like a birth. Hey Malik. Yeah, it's been Deming Utah. It's it's been them in Utah. And now that you know, Utah's finally lost now. It's now it's them that's that's those the brakes. That's how he goes man. I can't wait for Tuesday night. You know what Tuesday night is right. See like here's the problem when you say, you know, what Tuesday night is I don't know what day it is here in a shroud us. Right, Well, I'm sorry you're you're down under don't know that's my fault bro. That's my fault. Like it says it says on my computer right now. It's Sunday 8:50 p.m. I'm like 75% Sure. It's Monday here cuz looking at my phone. It says, it's Monday. So Okay, so Thursday night in the Western Hemisphere. I know they play Brooklyn at some point this week. I don't know whether they play they play Brooklyn on Tuesday night. It's going to be great. Brooklyn looks great, and I'm so pumped. I know that they just gave up like a bajillion points to Washington today, but they gave birth. And 47 points in regulation. Love it great. Just terrific right like really all the stock in the Brooklyn Nets. I'm like 100% off. It's a pretty it's a pretty big wait for for the Clippers and it's a you know, they they've got Brooklyn on they've got Brooklyn on Tuesday back to Boom. They should actually be able to handle a back-to-back on Wednesday in Cleveland, but they have Boston on Friday at home and then they have one two, three, four five very winnable games and then they have the Jazz back to back on February 17th and 19th. And then they play Brooklyn the next night or two nights later play Brooklyn bounce in February 21st, which is my birthday. That's a good birthday gift for you to watch Brooklyn Clippers. We love it. No, you know, I'm spending with the with the family. Okay. I'm going to page. I'll be watching don't work with the family. Yeah, I'll be ignoring the family number. Let me know when you're ready. Just let me know when you're ready to send me see me happy birthday will be fine. Oh my God. So the other Nic Batum All Stars here. I've got I've got a list of five other names here that I want to talk about. Some of them are stars are role players and I think that the guy that made me think about this most is kind of a weird name, but Harrison Barnes has been really good for the Kings this year and I feel like when people bring up Harrison Barnes, it's mostly like as a player who is like not very good and is just fine. But Harrison Barnes is like a very quality starter like Barnes is averaging 17 points 6 rebounds three assists this year shooting 50% from the field 42 from 386 from the line off. No chance of Defending when he's not on the court, they don't really have a chance of Defending when he's on the court but like he takes on tough assignments at least and they've been six points per hour sessions better defensively when he's been on the court. The problem is that there's still a hundred Seventeen and half when he's on the court because holyshit is the Kings defense just a train wreck but shut down a really good job of like trying to help these young guys and knocking down shots from the corner and driving when he has to when he's really improved as a passer like Harrison Barnes. I think God I want to say he'd be a gift for someone cuz I still think that contract has like a bit a down side. But you know what that contract does deescalate in terms of value. He has two years thirty-eight million left after this one. I don't know man, like that's I think Harrison Barnes has been great this year and I would like him to get some respect for it. Well, he said, Like a week from 26.7 rebounds 5 assist and in a road win over Toronto where he shot 66% from the field 57% from three-point line made along all of his free throws had 21.5 and four and a road win over the Orlando Magic had a 21-7 in a home win over to New York Knicks. Like he's he's legitimately been good. I think you know what you can say about him is he's he's gotten comfortable with who he is. You know, he he's figured he's eliminated to ambiguity to what he is right? Because when he South I'm that contract in Dallas, you know, the pressure was there for him to be a star and he didn't become a storm. When what he is is is a high level. Role player, which is borderline where he is bordering on okay, he can be an offensive Hub to to what choice to some you gotta get. You gotta get him back on a contender. That's my thing with him. You know, like I think he's ready to go to a contender now because I'm really glad you brought the Dallas days because if I remember correctly, he was like top five in the NBA and like percentage of possessions that ended in isolation when he Dallas and he just wasn't that guy that wasn't him home is cut them out. He's at 5% of his possessions ending in isolation. Now, he's mostly like a spot-up transition guy who can occasionally run pick-and-rolls can occasionally post like cuts off the ball and make smart choices like he does what you're asking him to do plus does so while being a positive Defender for your team. I agree man we gotta get home. Barnes back on a contender like I feel I feel like some team would do well to acquire him. Like he almost feels like cuz Boston likes to play these weird lineups like putting in Boston would be fun. Yeah putting him. Honestly like Utah kind of has it off of these guys like putting him in Utah, I think would fit his skill-set. I'm trying to think of you know, I think the ambiguity also was what position was he right? Cuz yeah, we're like, okay, he's a three. He's a three. He's a three-year. He's a three. No, he's not a threes. He's more. He's a month or yeah, and you know and and yeah, he can handle some on ball possessions but ideally want him to space the floor make secondary reads. He's he's got a really good at attacking Closeouts. Yep, and he's gotten really good at spotting up and making shots, you know, where he great thinking about this he dead. Be great in Utah, but that's neither here nor there. He be great in Phoenix i b e be perfect because is that the three what they're essentially doing in Phoenix. Is there like spotting up McHale? And whoever the four is a lot of time. It's Kim Johnson a lot of the time it's j Crowder. They're just spotting those guys up in the corner and then like running high ball screen stuff off with one of Devin Booker Chris Paul. Like that would be a perfect role for Harrison Barnes. He's really good defensively. He'd fit them lengthwise and give them a bit of a a bit more strength in length wage. Then what Jae Crowder does Jae Crowder suffer, obviously, and I would love to have Jae Crowder still on that roster. But like that's a that's where he would be kind of a killer I think is wrong X. Yeah, I agree completely other guy, by the way, and this is another Nic Batum all star and one that I hadn't thought about until now have you watched them? The Bulls this year. So are we talking about Lori marketing? I was going to say Otto Porter. Oh, well, we've talked I talked to you know, I've been talking about oh Puerto with a couple of my friends page so he's been really good. Yeah, like he's he's basically what he was in Washington again. Somebody should trade for me. He's going to have a nice contract next year. Yeah. I don't I don't think that you're going to overpay Otto Porter next year again, but somebody's going to overpay Otto Porter because the entire league thought the Yiannis is going to be a free agent. So everybody has caps. Yeah. It's a good point someone bite of like literally all of the legal like, oh we got cap space because you're honest is going to be a free agent and it's going back as big frenzy and guess what? Yeah, nobody's on the market. So that money's got to go to somebody. Yeah Otto Porter though has been good again. He's been good defensively even though again log This is another team in the Bulls that have no idea what they're doing defensively and I think that they actually have a reason for it because they have a new coach and the new coach is implementing a scheme like Billy Donovan's having them played coverage and I know that early in the season Wendell Carter like really struggled with you know, trying to figure out where his gaps were and where he needed to be standing in space just it was it was tough choice for the Bulls defensively but on a porter has been good this year like he's knocking down shots. He's passing the ball. He's still pretty useful defensively like not not quite as good as he was just didn't think he still fine on defense someone like Dallas should trade for Otto Porter someone like the sun's should trade for Otto Porter. If you thought I was going to say if you were you saw would you trade phone but I mean where you going to find twenty-eight million dollars at? Yeah, it's it's tough to salary match for Utah cuz there's no way they can do dog. Mark's then cuz Clarkson has become like essential to them now, which is has become Michael Jordan a conversation for another time. I mean underrated and Nic Batum All-Star Georgia person. I mean the money would almost have to be like favors. Who as we discussed earlier you kind of need in the west. If you're not going to play Rudy on the Stars, it's Center Page think you want to deal with Royce o'neale for Otto Porter know on that racetrack. Number one race has been really really good. This year. Number two is down in Mitchell's best friend. Yeah, that's happening. Yeah. No, that's never going to happen then. Yeah, Utah doesn't really have it cuz you're not dealing Mike Conley cuz my colleagues been really good to my colleagues been playing at an All-Star level. So yeah now they they don't really have a way to get Otto Porter. Unfortunately unless it's unless he gets bought out because nobody can trade for Otto Porter because that deal is so large. Well, that's the thing. I mean, you know and Kim can wage. Stop with the the notion that some that the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to buy out of your drama now centers are tougher because who buys out twenty-eight million dollars, but they were buying out 28th. They'll be buying out half the season and hopefully get into and 1/2 back or so. Yeah, right like that idea. That would be the idea. But do you see that happening? I don't like I think there's a reasonable chance someone trades for right? I wouldn't I will say that like I would not trade for Andre Drummond. I probably would not I think someone will every every time that he grabs a rebound and he ignores Darius Garland, sex and looking to push the ball up the floor just so he can dribble the ball up the floor himself eleven. Keep track of my veins. Don't feed it to my veins give the ball to a God and run the floor Andre. No seriously give the ball to Larry Nance. Like I don't I don't care. I don't care who it is. Not you launch pay off. Oh, man, those guys gotta be in hell right now like come on. I'm ready to push the basketball and rely note walks the ball up floor start some drivel action tries to make a decision turn overlay up together way. It's like a clipped you remember that video Blake Griffin made where he's making fun of osprey Rivers. He's like no I got it. I got it and it's like throws the ball like up up off the backboard. Yes. That's what the cabs dealing with Andre Drummond is like right now. What they've got to be like what is it going to take? Like coach? Can you tell us gotta get someone out that passed please? We're going to give him the ball and half-court off like you you you've really gotta like actually give Andre Drummond the ball to pacify him and half-court like you've got to give them the ball and you've got a clear out otherwise, no telling what's going to happen. I just I don't get it. I don't get it. I do get it but Andre Drummond, not a NIC Batum All-Star despite the numbers that he's posting off. Not not for me. One guy. That is a NIC Batum All Stars Andrew Wiggins. You wanted to talk about Andrew Wiggins and I think he fits this because he's reinvented himself in the way that we hoped. He would reinvent himself thus far in Golden State. He's still averaging 18 points a night, but what he's doing he's knocking down shots from distance and home. Actually become an active help Defender, which is something that seems crazy seemed crazy when he was in Minnesota, but his accurate now like Draymond Green him yell at him until he becomes an act of help Defender and he has he has been a terrific Defender like he's had just really freely a good years. You know, he's he's taking he's I won't say that he's cleaned up his shot profile, but he's shooting forty percent from three-point range, you know, he's been a liability on defense before this year, but he's been good defensively. He was carrying a second unit offensively, you know, he's he's you know, he's he's been good like he's been he's been legitimately good so, you know, he's been blocking shots like it's been going I'd like I've I've been nothing but impressed with with what home Unable to do this season. Yeah Wiggins weak-side shot-blocker has been really valuable for Golden State because James Wiseman has been well gosh, I like clown James Wiseman because for the most part I think it's been positive for a kid. That's like nineteen years old adjusting to the NBA the first time he's been good on offense like his ability to run the floor has really opened up the page line and transition for Steph Curry, but he's like for the most part pretty clueless out there in terms of where he needs to be in drop coverage, which is fine because playing in the NBA is exceptionally hard, but with Andrew Wiggins being there to clean up is again not something that he's ever done in the past but is doing right now and has been pretty good so far off at doing so so, you know, it's obvious that I think that that Andrew is a he's responding to coaching, but he's bought into to the system off. And that's not hard to do. I mean you're going to buy in when like Stephen Curry and Draymond Green's in your locker room, because you know urine all Steph Curry because Steph Curry is one of the best players of his generation and Draymond Green's just going to kick the shit out of you if you don't buy it, so, you know, we sure that's a guarantee given the Kelly oubre experience so far. But Kelly's tried to buy in like they told Kelly. Okay, shoot threes dunk the basketball spot-up. He's just hasn't been very good at it. Yeah, it's fair but oh he's back into the scheme, but he's like cuz I'm here in in in Phoenix. I mean, what's kelly you been doing in Phoenix, you know one read dribble go. Yeah wage like he's got to make Reeds and Golden State Matt. That part hasn't gone. Well at all. No, no. No, that's not it's gone holdback know boy. They're they're going to have to get off that deal off at some point here cuz it's bowel. It's only one year. It's not going to be that hard. Someone will take Kelly oubre. They'll use them in salary matching like in a upgrade of some sort trade deadline is going to be interesting we seemed odd during the trade deadline. I'm in I'm a hundred percent and I've got a new entrance to the Nic Batum All Stars. Here we go. Let's do it. I'm not I'm not sure. Or he qualifies, but but man Gordon Hayward has been playing at a at an All-Star level Gordon Hayward qualifies because everyone clowned that contract coming in a year anyone who listens to this podcast will tell you that I did not think that was that bad of a contract. I didn't understand why people like just totally off outright dismissed it at the time because you're Charlotte like would you rather spend spend the extra five million dollars a year on Gordon Hayward or would you rather have the extra five million in cap space go out and sign, you know X twenty million dollar player plus, you know x 5 million dollar player. Like no, you're the way that you help your roster in the way that you helped Lonzo ball Lonzo. I'm sorry. Lamelo ball and PJ Washington and Miles Bridges and Devonte Graham the way that you helped those guys develop is by going to get Gordon Hayward off. Who can fill like eight different roles on your team while also being a secondary slash even at times primary playmaker? And he can also take off sure off of your team by stepping into the lead role Gordon hayward's 100% Nic Batum All-Star, I think. Okay. So here's some numbers on the kind of season that Gordon is having a job. He's shooting forty 3.5% from three-point range. He's shooting 55% on tues 86% for the line. All three would be career highs if he maintains to space he's going through three point two points per 100 possessions. He's got a twenty one p e r that's the second-highest of his career. Like I never thought that he would go back to 2016-2017 Gordon Hayward where he was basically 23 5 and 5 all season and he's gone back to he's going back to age. Yep it every what he's been a star. He I think he's like a hundred percent in all star in the east right? Oh, he's gotta be like there's there's there's no there's no place like you've got Ben Simmons and Joell embiid for sure. You've got the three Brooklyn guys. You've got Tatum and Jaylen Brown. You've got probably Trae young will make it probably Bradley Beal would not get so that's 9 p.m. At a bios 10 because holyshit has been been good this year. I think we're at 10 and I think that nineteen eighty-five more. I think the Gordon Hayward G5 war two more today. We hear women Ang. I need to more so yeah Gordon Julius Randle. Well, I still don't have Jonas in Middleton. So that's twelve. So maybe Gordon hayward's not an All-Star this year. It's going to be 20 minute. Wait a minute. I thought for sure putting khris Middleton Nova Gordon Hayward Chris Milton Street, really good. He's been okay. I mean Middleton's 21 points on 51 4493 broad experience. So why is it by shooting 50-40-90 this year? Well, I think that a part of it is because defense is probably aren't quite there in terms of continuity yet. There's been a lot of roster turnover plus there hasn't been as much practice time is there was like during training camps and prior-year that's kind of my job. Hypothesis on why star players are shooting as well as they are and you know the lack of crowd is that helping you could absolutely could be helping it's hard cuz there's so many different variables. But but that could be a reason. Yeah. Yeah just say it's going to be tough for Hayward hayward's going to be closed and then we have like Zach LaVine by the way, who's averaging like a billion points in Chicago what I mean she comes in playoff position right third, like nine-eleven. I mean like they might be like eighth or so in the East but I don't know that we need to go as far as we need to definitely get off at an All-Star because they're in the playoffs when they're nine eleven dollars 8th currently. Yeah. I was going to say what they are not but they are nine eleven, but they have gone through Straight and one of those is on in Milwaukee. Yeah. Yeah. Do you know who won that game for them? Lamelo, holy my my guy. I'm I'm listen. I'm doing Victory laps all over the NBA. I just want to let you know that right now cuz I was the one that told you all the Mellow was going to be grown. Now, here's the thing Tony. I think that like if they got it felt like most NBA draft like public people had lamelo at number one, right? Like if she felt that way to me. I certainly had him there like I had him there like pretty clearly. I mean, I just don't get taking Anthony Edwards over him, but you know, that's the conversation for another time probably. Yeah, I'm just saying like we you know a lot of us have a mellow. Well, I guess like here's the maybe Gordon Hayward is not an All-Star. It's going to be off key is going to be in the mix though. This may be the way to put it. He'll be in the mix with Zach LaVine with I think that I probably would take Middleton like solidly over him right now and like one guy we haven't talked about is Russell Westbrook here and Russ is averaging like nineteen ninety nine again, but I don't think Russ wage. Do you think there's really a case for us to be an All-Star this year? There's no case of recipe and despite his his game against Brooklyn on Sunday night. Yeah, I mean like after that game R Us is going to be averaging off what probably twenty ten and nine something like that. That's crazy and I but know that there's a kids of his Advanced metrics or not kind they're bad wage. They're very bad and that team is 4 and 12 the way we can give a four and twelve team to All Stars and if I'm picking one of the two, I'm picking Bradley Beal. Are we giving them one off * 4 + 12 is 4 and 12. I am giving them Bradley Beal because Bradley Beal is averaging thirty-six points again. They currently have the worst record in the NBA. Yeah, I get it. I don't think it's Brad's fault. I'm just playing Devil's Advocate. I get it. I do can't can't get there also, like another guy that's going to be in this mix is Tobias Harris too, and he's dead. Another guy that like maybe a maybe maybe a NIC Batum All-Star honorable mention for Tobias Harris. I don't think Tobias was that bad last year though? I thought it was a bit. He was getting shipped from people because of the playoff performances and because of the contrary well because of his contract right but I don't think he was that bad. Yeah wage and I I don't think he's on a team. I think he's like a he's a model. Here's the thing. Here's the thing with Philly. I think it was very obvious from early in the season last year that yeah, and and I love Brett brown, but it was very obvious that his he he was running its course. Yeah, and it's not because of anything he did schematically it's just because I think it was pretty obvious that he was being tuned out. Yep. And one of the reasons why I thought off One of the reasons why I thought that Philly was going to be improved this year is because you know Doc Rivers on new Doc Rivers of command off Instant Respect from the two players that matter which is Ben Simmons in enjoy alarm beeped and he has and that meant that there was going to be a trickle-down effect of man, you know, everybody was going to that everybody was going to play well in you know not also means Tobias Harris. So, you know, I didn't think that way I didn't think he was bad last year. And here's the thing to bias to like Doc Rivers got more out of Tobias Harris and Los Angeles than anyone ever had right? Well and right now he's dead. He's been really good twenty points a game. Yep. Seven rebounds a game three assists a game a Steeler game 18.57 p e r he's been dead. Good Tobias has been great. He's been super useful for Philadelphia. But as like a sneaky thing that's been happening with Philly is that I don't even know that it's Sneaky. Like I feel like it's like a real thing that people have been noting that Ben Simmons has not been very good on offense this year. Unfortunately his I don't want to say he's taking a step back but he's stagnated assembly on offense. Like he's at least I think he's made two threes. I remember correctly this year, maybe 1/3 But the rest of his game in terms of like figuring out how to get past guys and half-court settings. It just hasn't hasn't taken that step like we want it to unfortunately wage. So he he's still just like an all-around offensive threat guy despite the fact that Seth Curry is there and just lighting the world on fire from Beyond the three-point line every single time. He's off Court Seth Curry shooting 51% from three-point range this season, I'll be honest. I don't have the numbers up. I'm surprised it's that low birth. It feels about terrorists moving. Oh my God. I I seriously feels like every time I watch them, he's shooting 75% from 3, Seth Curry Tobias need the shooting forty 7% from 3. Yeah. He's been ridiculous to Joel embiid is shooting 40% from 3. So the Sixers have this much offense of space in Benjamin's it's like still basic wage. Kind of the same guy on offense Ben Simmons shooting 16.7% from 3. Yeah. He's taking like five of them though, right? Well six cuz that 16.7 would be probably sixteen point six six six six repeater. Yeah, which would be sixteen one up 6, so or maybe there's no way he's taken twelve, right? It wouldn't be too of twelve know. He's just want to 6 a.m. So yeah, no like it's Phillies interesting feelings really good actually talk about Philly at some point more regularly, but Philly has been great this year and it's been a really fun to track two other guys that like fit the star category of the Nic Batum All Stars John Wall. I feel like which is written off because of the injury life. I did not expect John Wall to look as good as he has this year like he's gotten he's gotten all of his athleticism backwards. It's ridiculous. See I don't even know if that's the case like I don't even know job. Always like freaky man, like freaky but like he's still looks athletic now and that was a concern coming back from the Achilles. Would he look atletic he still looks at life and that's the important part for Houston. Right? Like is he is he still one of the three fastest human beings in the NBA? Probably not but but he's off is one of the ten fastest human beings in the NBA. He might be one of the ten. Yeah like de'aaron Fox is probably up there who else Collin Sextons probably up there. Yeah. It's a good question. I you guys maybe job was a little higher than I thought he was before I get to him. I mean, he's in this version. Listen, he's he's still really really really really fast like super fast. I'm surprised that Houston is as good as it is without Harden. I kind of thought that this thing would fall off a cliff and it just has not with Stephen Silas. They've done. Well you have fraud A coach on down to the last player on the roster. You have a bunch of prideful Scrappy tough dudes just tough dudes off. They all they've all come up from the mud. I mean just go down this list, you know, John Wall written off Victor Oladipo written off after the after the injury Christian would you know better than anybody he was written off during a draft written off my five different teams during his career choice there were multiple teams that had him on there. No draft list. I know that for a fact. I mean if you remember Christian would going into his draft here like when he declared for the draft was a top-20 pick any went undrafted anyone undrafted. So and I think you would even tell you like, I think he's said it before birth. Like it took him some time because like he was maturing still PJ Tucker, you know tough do written off early in his career. Je Chante Palm had to go overseas before he came back to the league PJ always tough to P J J two J's on tape was one of the toughest dudes in a Big Ten one of the most skilled dudes in the big tent didn't get draft of like, I mean just up and down the roster Boogie cousins Achilles Achilles, tear written off mean. So George Mason Jones the craziest goddamn story on this roster. Yeah Kenyon Martin, Jr. Most enjoys Mason Jones was not playing high school basketball until I senior year because he didn't want to follow in the footsteps of his two older siblings that were McDonald's all-americans. Yep. I mean, he goes within three years and becomes the club. Supporter of the year, you know my you know, and then you know Kenyon Martin Jr. Who's you know, I can't imagine that he wouldn't have to fight for everything. He had no family. Yeah Broderick Thomas is a Truman State D2D to R Nai. I can't remember two-way contract guy who like earned his way into it, too often. I feel you know, who would have thought that Mayson Jones would be better than that. I know right? That's my thing. You know Matt Jones we thought Matt Jones is going to be a lottery pick at one point. Yeah. Matt was mad a little bit before my time. He was probably like right when I started doing pre-draft stuff. Matt Jones probably would have been when did he graduate 2016? Maybe yeah around there. The the luster had come off by 2016 like it was clear that like him. Not a NBA Prospect by the time his senior year rolled around but like his freshman and sophomore years people were excited. I do remember that right? No, I mean so, you know, the the just the whole thing is that Houston has got an entire roster people with something to prove Houston is the Nic Batum All Stars. Yeah, and that's that's the most that's the the that that team is like the most dangerous team like they're like, they're not going to win a championship. I don't fire going to make the playoffs to be honest. I think they can make the playoffs they can don't get me wrong. Like they absolutely suck and make the playoffs. I don't think they will make the playoffs. I think that at some point the high of losing or like essentially being told you're not wanted by James Harden wage will wear off and they'll come back down to earth a little bit. I do think that the way they play is going to help them win. Some games the world. It's very top five defense right now, right the exclusive home which everything that's that's that's tough. And they have the Personnel to do it. It's hard to find centers who are mobile enough to switch and Christian would is at least mobile enough to switch? Yes. The last star I want to talk about something Rosen like Demar has been unbelievable this year. That's my dude. I'm so I'm so happy for him to be honest. Me, too. Speak all DeMar DeRozan. Well, I mean, you know, he's he's a guy that I think Twitter starting turned his back on because he didn't shoot threes and you know, he made his lunch money and the mid-range and he's been you know, he's he's been a guy who always played below the three-point line and you know now he's shooting threes may become a playmaker. I think it's a great story in terms of how much she's been able to mesh with the younger guys on San Antonio's roster off, you know, he's become a leader. He's he was put in a situation that he did not ask to be in and he's handled it. So professionally with so much class. I just have a lot of respect for what he has been as as a human being and you know, I hope that one day he's back. Situation where he has a chance to win a championship there might be no player in the NBA that I want to see when a championship more than DeMar DeRozan DeMar DeRozan got trade for Kawhi Leonard after building essentially like the core helping to build. The core of that Toronto team that went on to win the title had to see his best friend when a title with Kyle Lowry just that had to be really difficult to watch if you're DeMar DeRozan like you have to be exceptionally pumped for your guys that were there and that one but it had to be hard to just watch it. And this is a guy that like is off you I mean you would know this even probably better than I do. Like, I've not heard anyone saying negative worried about DeMar DeRozan have you know, not at all like universally considered a great person is really expanded his game as well. Like it's not just about shooting like he can look I've been on the DeMar DeRozan is an underrated passer bandwagon for like five or six years now wage. And now he's averaging like seven assists a game and everyone's like oh, hey look DeMar DeRozan can pass now. He's sneaky been underrated been able to pass for like the last five years but didn't always do it right now. Actually, he's passing for purpose now as much as anything and it's impressive to watch like you said like he's really meshed. Well with DeShawn Ste, Marie and off keldon Johnson has been a challenge on Sims quickly becoming one of my favorite players in the hall. I love Calvin. I love rocket man. You don't first of all you it's awful. It's it's hard to do but good gracious. It seems like San Antonio was hit on every one of these late draft picks dejounte Murray. He's been a hit Kelly Johnson. He's been a hit Lonnie Walker the 4th. He's been a hit. The one that I think is probably going to be a missed a Miss is Dominic. Yes, boss. I don't think he looks very good and what he was really bad in the League last year to he's still only like twenty I believe but yes, that one could be the mess but like even a capital who they didn't draft like they evaluated him well to go and get him from Toronto and he's pretty good. Now. He's a very good defensive player. Devon vessel is like already a clear hit for them is very loving themselves already a clear head clear hair not even. Oh, he might be a hit know. He's a hit. Yeah, I suppose the one element is just crazy. I think Trey Jones is going to be a hit to I'm continuing to go to bat for Trey Jones. I will his his 20 right now. He's got the second-best now immediately. This is a small sample size, but he's got the second-best p e r so far as he played fifty minutes yet. I bet you he is not like Fifty Min. He is not he's but he's dead. Unlimited but from Derek white to to design say Marie to keldon Johnson to Devon vessel, all of these guys have developed thousand. Okay trailer little boy tray is not gotten any better in his time in San Antonio, you know with all of these guys that are developing even Demars becoming a better player from nineteen ninety nine a game seven assists six or seven assists a game twenty two p e r started all 18 games. He shooting 37% from 3, and he's shooting to a game 89% from the line off shooting 50% from to you know, he's he's you know, he's he's just been terrific. He really has the last guy. I want to bring up here on the Nic Batum All Stars podcast. I just woke Out out Kevin Knox like there there is no player that I might have written off more in the NBA than Kevin Knox. Kevin. Knox is looked solid so far for the next he'd still can't do anything inside the arc, but he can shoot a little bit and he's a clear rotation player for a team. That is like not terrible in New York your New York Knicks are not a disaster Tony not so far. I still want K Cunningham. Well, everyone wants ke kis ke it is a little cable. I want k for sure. There's no player like say you watch a lot of college basketball and I assume this year right? Like hey Cody have is like very clearly the number one pick for you, right? Yes. 9:00. Yeah not even close. I can't fathom anything else like get it like being in this conversation right now. Like we can talk about Evan Mobley, but Evan Mobley is not in this conversation. I'm hearing Jonathan Dominguez name Yeah, Mingo, so I got asked by a friend who works for a company that has an interest in these things. What would my odds for the number one overall pick be right now and I said Kate at 1 to 1 and I don't think that that will change. He might even get lower odds, like he might be talking like 1 to to 1 to 3 by the end of the season and then I said by the end of the year comingo will probably be the second highest odds because I think he's going to end up having the best numbers in the G League among like the ignite guys and I think he's going to end up with like 20 and 8 and teams might look at like oh my God, like he's producing in the song You Can Think like that's a that's a real thing. You know what I mean? Right? Well, I think what you look at with him is that I mean this league is dead. Rawnsley, this is you know, this is LeBron's League. This is Kevin Durant's Lee. This is you know, Luka doncic is Lee, right? So yeah. The guys that can defend those guys. Those are the guys get drafted really high. So when you're six 8 you have a 7 foot wingspan, you're an explosive athlete kaminga plays above the ram in ways that you know, a lot of people can't contest and he's a fluid athlete. He has an MBA body, you know, so when you know, you take all of that it's the reason the Patrick Williams went forth. You know, we saw that coming, you know, we talked about that. We saw that coming in the months leading up to the driver rear light. Guess what somebody's going to take Patrick Williams really really high because Patrick Williams has a pro body like right away. And you know and and I think the same thing about kaminga and and and I think among is a better Prospect than Patrick Williams at the same age. You know without question. Wow, very clearly. Yeah, very so really, you know, I I I think I would say that if I had to go in my top five in order is probably going to be home. Okay one Jonathan to Evan Mobley three, Janice X4 and Jalen green V. Yeah, I'd still just have kaminga at 4 until we see them in the G league. But yeah, I totally understand. Yeah, I think those are your Five Guys, I think all five of those guys would go ahead of Anthony Edwards right now, but Lamela would go above one of those five guys could look I mean I could only go off of what the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to do less than man dead. I'm going to be on that list of I'm going to be taking Victory laps around the lap. All-season. Keep keep it going. Do you have do you have any underrated NBA prospects that you'll hear any guys near like no one's talking about this guy talk about this guy. How many people are talking about David Duke we talk about David Duke a little bit on the last podcast. Me and Matt Penny we have on offer a couple I get it. I don't know how well it's going to translate. Well asides translates. It does. He's like six five and like he's a point guard and he's a Defender really good offensive really good Defender. Is he a point here is a point guard in a way where if you have a nice play making small forward you can put them their Fair. Do you buy the jump shot? I'm not sure I buy the form right? But I mean you can't argue with the percentages. Oh, he's been forty two and half percent over his last two hundred attempts. I mean off. That's hard clearly as such I can't quite get there on the Forum because I think that as you move up levels, it's just way harder to get off those like borderline set shots like he kind of has yeah. I think it's going to be tough and then he doesn't finish inside at all like can't finish inside Daddy's if you're having these do you go back to Providence for one more year is already old. Oh, that's a good question. I see where the rest of the season goes. I don't think it's a guarantee that I would come out. Okay this I'm going to say this guy's name off and this is my just might be my favorite Prospect for the Jazz right now. Okay, Jerry Butler. Yeah Butler looks great. I think he looks awesome talent wise like I think very clearly like a late first-round pick. I mean, what do you think just a great defender can play both backcourt spots tremendous tremendous shooter off? Tremendous NBA body veteran mature, you know him and Davion Mitchell. I think the world of I think both both of those guys are really good. Yeah. I like Davion to I think both of those guys are really good calls. You have you have any other NBA prospects you want to speak about before we get out of here? I can one more. Can I do profess my love for Corey kispert? Where do you think I have kispert on my board right now? I'm pretty sure menu are Kindred Spirits. So I think you have him somewhere top fifteen page him at like seven or eight. I knew I knew that you would like that. I knew that you were like my Corey kispert call. I'm sorry. I knew that you would like that off. It's just like too easy of a fit if the next level like there's is like Kyle Korver on steroids. Well, yeah, like there's a lot of Joe Harris here birth. Like everything that Joe Harris was is Corey kispert. He has improved every year. He's the best shooter in the draft. He's got a quick release. He's in a week floor spacer. And on top of that he can actually attack her clothes out and he's six foot seven and he's six foot seven underrated athlete like he doesn't give a damn. He doesn't give a shit on the floor. That's that's what I love about him. Like he legitimately he legitimately doesn't give a shit. He's going to go after you yeah does not care and also like simultaneously like doesn't care about the number of shots he gets to like if he gets a game where he has six shots like yeah that shouldn't happen because he's probably I mean look down as I don't know like is he or Luka Garza the best offensive player in college basketball like you could sell me one way or another right? Most people I think probably will say Luca just because So dominant inside and creates as many shots as he does, but fuck man Corey kispert about the average twenty points a game and there is a chance that he goes 6059t. Yes. He's phenomenal. He might go 6059t we talked about like 180 Shooters like 50-40-90 guys, like they mean something he might go you may be the first 200 shooter in college basketball. He's just phenomenal he and he and he and he's he's an elite fit for this game for the NBA. Yeah. It's just a simple like just take Corey kispert please i, e has been really good for them to I probably have not talked about Joella enough. He's he's gotten way way better defensively to the page. Like he's really really good. Now. I like Jaden Springer another guy where I'm a little bit worried about the fit as much as anything, but I like how tough he is like you very clearly is super tough dog. Has athleticism that I think doesn't quite bear itself out on the court as much as it could at some point like he has do you remember like how much. Have been Mitchell from his first year wage level? Have you watched? I didn't start watching Donovan until Year too. So when Donovan was a was a freshman and he did a similar thing to Jaden where he'd take off off two feet every time he blowed up two feet jump and try to like finish up through guys and now he's like figured out okay, I have to go around guys. Like I'm six three and have a seven foot wingspan and have a great jumper but I still can't go through guys cuz I'm just not big enough Jaden needs to figure that out. If he does I'm very interested if he doesn't we'll see right. So, where are you on Shareef Coupe? Cuz all right. So, I'm sorry. I want to ask you that cuz I don't know like I'll be honest. I'm not sure. Okay, so he he's he's dead. Trae young wear in the sense that men it's going to be really really really hard for him to fend to defend anybody at the NBA level by anyone. Yep and Trae young get away with it because Thursday is 28 and he's gotta learn any his jump shot needs a lot of work. Yep, but he's a point A to point B guy and there's just not a lot of guys around. I think he's an elite ball handler and an elite live gerbil passer. Yes Elite. I don't think that you can quite have enough effectiveness at his size without at least the threat of a jumper like I think that the best you can do without the threat of the jumper it's six foot or whatever he is and not playing he's not dead foot. I mean, it's listed at 6-1. I was even going underneath you might be right that he's under six foot tall. But like there's a lot of like if Smith there to make em, like people are going to think that that's like super negative or But like no that's positive but if realize how to play at his size, we're like issues like okay, I can't shoot. I'm not gonna be able to defend but what I am is one of the fastest news in the league, I'm going to get an elite shape. That's what people don't realize about ish Smith or Smith is in better shape than everybody he can run all day and that's the kind of shape but you have to be in that size. You have to be the Energizer Bunny and issues masks maximize every strength that he has and he's still a change-of-pace point guard in the NBA, right? You can put them on the floor for 20 minutes tonight, right? So I want to like if Sharif Cooper shoots, he's going to be a starting NBA point guard like no questions in my mind if he doesn't shoe it's probably something like if Smith Finish Smith is like worth in early second-round pick. There's just not a lot of ball-handlers on his level in the world know. He's one of probably the 15 best like ball-handler livejournal passer like combinations on planet Earth agreed which is like I like people like meltdown when I say that about non NBA players, but we'll get lamelo ball. Like I said lamelo ball is one of the ten best lives were pastors like on planet Earth. Well, the reason why I thought labelling was going to be so good was because he's he's only pick-and-roll player. Right? Right and lomelo shown that so far. Yeah. So the same thing about Trayvon like Trae young elite-level passer from day one in the NBA zacurate off Cooper has a lot of those same properties, but he's very small and it's very difficult to play at that size in the NBA. If you can't shoot having like I would take him at like 80 off. In this draft 15 something like that. Like I wouldn't I don't know. It's like I might even take him higher I might take him at like 10. I think that's where penny and I ended up with them was like right around like 10:00 or 11:00 on the mock draft of cast. That's interesting cuz Ron Harper. So hi Ron Harper Jr. I like him. I mean I wrote about him early in the season. What do you think the minimum wage teacher? That's not a name. I know this is where you being older than me. Oh, that's right. I'm forty. I'm sorry. This is long. Are you you're going to be able to just like throw out names at me and I'm going to be like, yeah. Look, I was born in ninety. Oh my God. Were you really born in nineteen? Ninety born in nineteen? Ninety. I'm Thirty like not that young but like yeah Jesus Christ. I was born in 1978. Mark Carter, oh this is this is Philly. Okay. Here we go. This is this is your wheelhouse. Yes, Mark Archer was eight six six six to 245. Just one of the best under the range scores that that I've ever the that I've ever seen or been on a floor been on a basketball court with and that's that's that's awful. Ron Harper. He's she's more athletic. He's in he's in better shape. Mark didn't play in the league because not because of his skill level but because he just just just didn't get in great shape, but he's you know, he's he's a you know phenomenal score. That's that's one of the reasons why I like Ron Harper Jr. Wage. Karcher went 48th overall in the 2000 NBA draft. Yes. Love it. Love it. We're digging deep right now. But the same body type. They took his Wikipedia says team. Yeah that that's that's not true. Go. Look go. Look at it. Go. Look at the Google and go look at the Mark Archer images wage. I was just looking at those like 2:15. All right. Let me let Sky. It's got it looks more like Marcus fizer than looks 215. Yeah, you know, but yeah, he's not to 15. Oh my God, but yeah that that's that's that's that's on Harper Jr. To me. I think wrong what I don't know. I don't think Mark Archer katchoo cuz again no Mark Archer, he could shoot he now what he now the difference is while Harper's a real athlete at his size off. I go that far but he's off the ground. He gets off the ground. Yeah, but like it's not their laterally which is more important. Correct right off. That's true. Like I I it would be interesting to me to see what Ron will do. He's younger. He's not that old like he's a third-year player. I think he just turned twenty-three Ron Harper Jr. So there's still time like if he would come back would get to like six six 2:30 and have like a little bit more quickness. I think you'd probably be a first-rounder. So you want them to go back his senior year and might want him to go back. Let me look if I was I would probably tell them like Ron if you come out we will give you a two-way like a hundred percent. By the way. I'm willing to concede that wage my Georgetown Hoyas do not currently have an MBA. Yeah prospects. What were you in their program? This was the conversation Tony and I had a dog Like after their second game, who was I Who did who did Georgetown play Early in the season song? We played somebody and I was like you was going to be in the league and you were like, no, he's not stop bothering me with this it was it was Villanova and they were they were playing Jeremiah Robinson Earl. I think no. No there is cuz cutest like drove from the free throw line is like Blue by Jeremiah Robinson Earl. I think it was I was like, this is what worries me about JRE and years and I was like, oh what I was like, what you do is going to be in Iraq and you will I what My blue and gray bias may have gotten to me a little bit of a text message conversation took a little bit, but I'm listening is my Maricopa. I'm willing to admit that there is not currently an NBA player now next year when the meeting will probably gets their jobs. That might be different guys. They have some guys coming be good, you know, and if Jordan Riley pans out, hopefully, I'm just listen that we're for innate right now Sam. It's been is nothing left for next year. It's it's bad things are bad for Georgetown. So we we thank you and like is still their coach next year, right? Oh, yeah, you just bought in and top 10 class. He's not going anywhere. Yeah now I think but I do think he has to win next year. Yeah, I think or I think he has at least make some progress but I mean when you bring I mean he's you know, he's bringing in Mahomet. Who's are they going to home? McDonald's All-American Game who knows? You know, he's going to find that out, but I don't know my in a normal year. That's the McDonald's long. That's the McDonald's kid. Sure so long, you know you're bringing in a top ten class. So that kind of saves Jobs go get freshman or to go get Trent grad transfers. That's what they need to do. Yeah, we gotta grab transfer and he can't play I'm sorry two of them. Neither. One of them can play Sorry. Who's the who's the who thinking at now? We got shooting a bio from like North Louisiana or somewhere and we got the the kid from Arkansas. Jaylen Harris gifts that he's not very good if he's not good. No, he's he has no business plan in a big Esports and we had the the kit from Sienna Don carry the shooter. He's been okay least like Big East player. He's a big East player. He's a good shooter, you know, but he's dead. You know your fifth or sixth best plan on the roster. He's like a third best plan on his roster. Yeah, do they have they have him for next year? Cuz like he's again like I think he's actually like fun and he's supposed to get another year of Eligibility. But the speculation is that he and giammarco picket best friends. That's the reason why I picked Jewish style and giammarco's going to be out of Eligibility off. So they all have eligibility to go back right cuz they all get their Year back. Right? Right. So but I mean, you know, I mean following the whole Max speaking of that this Mac McClung approval for you yet. Not really, but I'm a lot more interested than I was when he declared for the draft last year. Well, he'll definitely go to the draft choice here Willy I would I would think so. I don't I didn't say he would get drafted. I'll say definitely goes he'd he'd still just be like a borderline top 100 guy for me if he goes, he's still not a dog. Pastor playmaker like he needs to be able to be a point guard and he's not a point guard. Right? It would actually like really helped him. I think to go back and play for them again. I agree with you definitely agree with you. They'll be good year too. They're going to be good every year cuz crispier it's really good. But like they'll be good again. Next year. Christmas is really good. Yeah. All right, Tony, let's get out of here. Tell the people you've got going on. Tell the people where they can find your work. Well, you can find me at the athletic and you can find me a Twitter on T Jones on the NBA and off, you know, thanks again for Sam for having me on another one of our marathon pods where we just talk about everything and there's so much you know with you off while we always learn a lot of time go by so when we do get on it's like okay, we got so much to catch up on that's true and wouldn't even go as deep as we could have on the draft guys. We probably could do that Jake Paul. We gotta do a draft bot. So yeah, we'll talk. We'll talk about draft prospects soon. This has been the game theory podcast. Please remember who you subscribe. I have some written words with be writers coming up this week. And then officially I can tell you that I think that the next week so not February 1st, February 8th is going to be when The updated NBA draft prospect ranking series comes out. We'll do organizational rankings will do overall Prospect rankings top 50 prospects in the NBA page that will be the following week. Not this coming week, but until next time we'll talk soon. Bye.

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