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"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Chad Ford's NBA Big Board
"I think that they needed to find pecking order, they have too many mouths to feed on that roster. I feel like if you ask 5 guys on the team, who is the best player, who is the franchise guy, I think you might get 5 different names. I think faults may think he's the guy. I think Cole Anthony believes he's the guy. Franz Wagner has played well enough to where he can make a case and say he is that guy. Window Carter may feel like if he had enough touches in the post, there was feature a little bit more. He could be the franchise guy. Then let's not forget about Jonathan Isaac who has not played since the bubble, which seems like. I know it's only been two years, but it seemed like Jonathan Isaac has a play in like four years. He just got paid and I saw that he had some type of setback. I don't know what Orlando should do. Because I think no matter what, whoever The Rookie is, he's going to go into a situation where there's a bunch of guys who are overlapping skill sets. And he's going to go into a situation where some body may not feel like he's better than the guy that is in front of him. So I think it's a really weird situation. I think there need to make some trades and kind of consolidate the roster. Don't know the best situation there. So, Orlando has some decisions to make. Again, they can go jabari Smith. He would definitely help them as far as like with outside shooting. So with Chet Orlando ranked near the bottom of the league in three point percentage in both guys shot over 40% from three so I believe that they can help there. But my biggest issue for Orlando is, who's your go to guy? Who is your franchise guy? Now, if you think jabari or Chet is a franchise guy, then they may be fine there, but I don't know, they're in a weird situation. And then you got Detroit. Detroit will be able to choose between bad Carroll, homegrown, or Juba Smith. They have the easiest choice in the sense because they know that one of those guys is going to be available for them. But if you're Detroit, do you look to add Jaden ivy? Again, Troy weaver is the guy that's in charge there and he was responsible for selecting Russell Westbrook. Not the most popular guy right now, but he was this freakishly explosive guard that was not considered a point guard out of UCLA and then he's going to end up having a Hall of Fame career. And Jaden ivy is a guy that's freakishly explosive and you don't know if he's a pointer or one or two, but I think that he can fit in well with Kate Cunningham. He gives a piston some athleticism, but also if you decide to go, let's say bank Caro, then you have, you know, your one two guys in Ben Carroll and Kate Cunningham that can just create mismatches all over the floor, both can pose both can pass both can create their own shots. I would actually love that scenario. It would kind of suck for Marvin Bagley to be replaced by a fellow dookie, but I mean, Detroit has some options. They are probably in the best position because they could end up getting the guy that they would have selected at number one. And number three. And then it just seems like the thunder no matter how bad they take. I mean, did you see their rosters, some of the worst rosters I've ever seen? I mean, they were playing like 6 guys. I don't even know if that team would have won the G league championship. And I'm just, I just don't understand why they're not getting criticized, like Sam hinkie did with the process. But the thunder, based off the standings, as bad as they tried to tank still, did not finish with the top three record, and I know it would just be awful if they don't win the number one pick or end up not picking in the top three. They will have to, I mean, they have a tough choice. Let's say bank Caro home grin and Smith. Are not available, which most people assume that they won't be available. Let's say they're not available. Does that mean that you select Jaden ivy, which made you have a little bit of redundancy there with Joe just Alexander, who's best with the ball in his hands, giddy is best with the ball in his hands, and then I mean, I guess you can say it's not too bad of a fit. And if you're the thunder, you don't necessarily draft all fit anyway, you're just drafting off talent, but they may have to either try to trade down or at least try to get a center because I think a center makes the most sense for the thunder there, which you know, you can look at Jalen durin, you can look at Mark Williams, you can look at colloquial. I just don't know if drafted another guard makes a lot of sense there. So they'll have some decisions to make. The Indiana Pacers who are projected to pick 5 based off the standings, they have some decisions to make there. I'm sure they would love for ivy to fall to them at number 5. He wouldn't have to move too far. But the guys in their range are Keegan Murray, Benedict Mather and they can choose shade and sharp. If he decides to enter the draft, which has not happened yet, that you got like AJ Griffin is somebody that's in their range. And then if you go from there between 5, 6, 7, 8. I think depending on the team, you're going to see sharp Griffin, Keegan Murray, maybe though jaylen Duran and that mix, maybe even Johnny Davis, and that mix. I think all of those guys are just going to be in that same range. So this is going to be an interesting draft. But.
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Chad Ford's NBA Big Board
"All right, the last player that I wanted to ask you about is someone that I've been high on for years. The first time I saw yawn Montero was in 2020, it was NBA all star weekend at basketball at our board. It was literally like one of the last basketball events in the world before everything changed. And I thought he was the best player at this event. I mean, he stood out, Josh giddy was at the event, and I thought my tarot was the better player at the time, and I remember talking to some agents. And they were just like, ah, he's too small. You know, like, he's not like this freak athlete. So one agent, I actually did a video. He said, if you believe in him so much, create me a video on why you think that this kid is going to be an NBA player. I'm not a 100%. Sure. So I dug up some film when he was at grand canary, put it together. And I'm a call him the agent and be like, do you see where I'm coming from now? So what is your thoughts on ya? Because he's not going to wow you with crazy size. Bouncy athleticism, but he just knows how to put the ball in the basket. What are your thoughts on him? Yeah, I felt like he, we were only allowed to go to two world practices, so I kind of had a limited viewing of him there, but you could see that handling ability, the ability to see passing lanes, kind of get the offense running. And then in the game, he got off to a really quick start and that ability to create pull up jumpers for himself. Get relocate and get open and, you know, knock down corner threes. I thought how to really strong performance in the actual game itself. I still do worry about the size though. That is one thing. I worry a bit about the size. I worry a bit about the defense. But he is crazy. It's funny. If you look at his stats, you know, he's always for overtime. Yeah, even when he played in Spain, he's always just collected multiple steals. He's always been like a really good rebounder. And he's always had like a decent amount of blocks, surprisingly. And I think he just doesn't pass the eye test of kind of what you want out of a lead guard. You want that explosiveness. Kind of reminds me of maybe a little bit of Lou Williams in a sense to where. Yeah, I mean, that's the hope for a small guard like that. Yeah. But even though he's not crazy explosive, I haven't seen anyone that can stay in front of him. I mean, the first step in the shiftiness and the offensive creativity. But he's been a pro for a lot of craft for years, yeah, so I think he makes up with me, but you look at Trae Young, that's in each tree young betrayers in there. Ideal athlete by NBA standards, which is why he fell in the draft. You know, I think obviously he goes, he goes a lot higher. Well, thank you. Thank you so much for coming on. Yes, definitely going to be. It was a strong graph. Thank you for coming on, man. I appreciate it. You're the first guest that I've brought on since I've taken over for this big board feed. Where can the listeners find you and your work? You can follow me on Twitter and NBA draft Mikey V you can follow pro insight at underscore pro insight and then go to prospective insight dot com. We have fantastic q-and-as, PI pulse, which is our media stuff, and then we're available on YouTube and Instagram as well. And then I'm going to have an article on my thoughts on the hoop summit. Last time it came out to a 45 minute read. So I'm going to make a really detailed report on the hoop summit on the stepien. Okay, cool. You can find it on there. I think I'm ahead home to the states. And that's going to be like a 13 hour flight. So if it's 45 minute read, then I'll definitely have half time for it. Well, thank you so much. I'm glad to at least help your flight go by. Yeah. Oh yeah, yeah. Luckily the flights have been so empty lately. I mean, it's off topic. I've had like 7 consecutive flights. I've had a role to myself. So that makes it really, really good. And then the flights, I mean, it's cheaper to fly from Dallas to Europe than it is domestically from Dallas to almost anywhere in the country. So luckily the flights have been pretty good. Well, thank you, man, for coming on. I really, really appreciate it now. If you stay tuned, I'm going to give you a sneak peek of my first mock draft one that drops on NBA big board dot com. Stay tuned. All right, and now with the conclusion of the regular season, we now know the standings based off of order and just going to give you a glimpse of my mock draft. Now first my draft solo mock draft under NBA big board since I've taken over. And since we know the order, I'm not going to give you all of it because I want you to check it out on the NBA big board, but we know the Houston Rockets have the number one pick. And with the number one pick, the rockets have, I mean, they have a variety of ways that they can go, they can go with shit homegrown from Gonzaga, they can go with jabari Smith from auburn. They can go Apollo bank Carol from duke, and maybe if they just want to be a little bit different, they can go with Jaden ivy from Purdue. Now, if you've been following me on the locked on NBA draft podcast or even just on social media, you know, I am driving this paddle bank Carol bandwagon. And I think the rocket should select bank Carroll simply because I think that they've already have their franchise guy in Jalen green. Jalen green got off to a slow start. I mean, I think he was like ranked as the worst player in the NBA. And he finished strong, finished with 41, last night. I mean, he looks like the star that they was hoping for him to be. But again, just got off to a slow start, but finished strong. It is not a sprint. It is a marathon. And I think that Ben Carroll would be a good second option next to Jalen Graham simply because you already know he's going to give you the rebounding. You know, you can score on the black. You know he can create his own shot, but it is the playmaking. That I am really sold on. I know it would be a very, very interesting fit next to our printing goon, because I imagine that is their center of the future. The interesting fit on the defensive end, but I think it would give the rockets two guys that can scroll on the block and two guys that I think are pretty good pastors. And I think they're interior four or 5 passing would be pretty cool. Also in just the fan of how I believe Ben Carroll will look with NBA spacing and with a more creative coach, I should say. So this was a no brainer for anyone that has been listening. Palo man Carol is my guy. But with the Orlando Magic, what should the Orlando Magic do with the second pick? You can go with homegrown, who is, you know, I guess he fits along the lines of what the magic front office like. They're like long athletic defenders. Or do you go with jabari Smith? So here's my thing with Orlando..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Chad Ford's NBA Big Board
"Kiante George, kiante is from the Dallas area. Yes, sir. I've been following him since he was a freshman. I kind of been following him from afar because the first time I heard of him, I think I was living overseas. I think he went like a state championship as a freshman. And then maybe it was a two summers ago I went to an AAU game, and you know, I'm just trying to see what the hype is about. And he showed out. And ever since then, I've been following him. I was going to his high school games last year. Some play pick up a couple of times. I know he didn't have the most productive game on paper, but what did you think of him from watching him at the practices? Well, the practices were a mixed bag with chianti. And I thought in the first practice, he had a couple of nice drives and looked pretty decent. I felt that Wednesday's practice, he struggled a little bit, like he was playing next to Nick Smith and they were playing a roster with Amari Bailey and Derek and I just felt like it wasn't necessarily the best fit. Oh, Anthony black as well, who I'd love to get into. Another kid from the Dallas. Yeah, he was a late addition, but he's a real deal prospect. But yeah, as far as Kyoto, here's where keonte really stood out. So on Thursday, they have a scrimmage against a team they refer to now as the Portland generals, where they get a bunch of local guys and they fly a few guys in to scrimmage against the world team in private and then the USA team in front of NBA scouts. And in the Thursday scrimmage, kante started off a little slow, finished with a bang. He made 5 three pointers in the fourth quarter. And like, you know, kind of like back to back to back, like just showing that, you know, when he really gets rhythm and can get a hop into that jump shot, he can get like just a scoring spree going. So yeah, that's where Kia can just have those little explosive moments and I think that that's kind of the excitement behind him. But yeah, what do you feel about like kyon is a prospect compared to the rest of this class? Any thoughts like just in terms of the other guards that were in the Nike hoop summit? I mean, as far as seeing guys in person, I haven't seen a bunch of them in person and sometimes kind of unfair to judge guys that you've seen in person against guys that you've only seen, highlights on. But I have seen Nick Smith. I saw they had a wound camp a couple, I think it was like last year, whatever. And maybe it was, I don't know, they had a camp in Dallas. And I didn't, I heard of him. I knew he was maybe like a top 25 recruit, but I felt like that was like a coming out party, and then he carried that momentum into last summer. And I've even seen like he's someone that people are considering a top 5 pick for next year's draft, which is already pretty much you get two guys that are solidified as one and two. And so looking forward to seeing him and then of course Sam with Anthony black. I mean, they're going to the same school. Now that's going to be really interesting. Speaking of interesting, I find it interesting that chianti is from what he's from the Dallas area. He's going to Baylor while Anthony black's dad, Terry, who I can sort of friend is a Baylor alum and he's going to Arkansas. But yeah, I mean, I think I'm taking hold of zone. I mean, you know, looking at just past rankings from past classes, you never know who is going to be that much better of a college player than where they were ranked and they just last year. I just did a podcast on it. Just last year, imani Bates was ranked higher than Paolo Ben Carroll and jabari Smith. Yeah. So you got to throw the rankings out. But I think depending on who was ranking. And that's ESPN, but yeah, and so but yeah, I think Keanu take can definitely hold his own. I wouldn't be surprised to see him have a big year at Baylor next year. And when I say big year, I don't expect any Baylor guard to put up like 20 points a game as a freshman, but I think that, you know, he can't showcase the shooting and he's a really good athlete. But Nick, I wanted to ask you about Nick. What did you think about Nick? I, I'm a fan of Nick Smith. I think that, you know, his touch is a shooter and his touch on floaters stood out against the other guards. And also like, he showed at least some on ball acumen. When you look at the roster, it was kind of hard to see like, you know, who was going to be the primary initiator. And Nick Smith kind of took the helm of that, at least is one of the better ones there. And then I felt like the other good primary initiative or was Anthony black. Yeah. So both of those guys go into Arkansas. And then the thing I love about Anthony black is not only is he 6 foot 7 and has the ability to handle the ball is maybe probably the best passer on the team as well. His defense was like in a game and in practices where defense is sometimes optional, even with the hoop summit being kind of more intense than a typical high school All-Star Game. Anthony black just played lockdown defense at times on ball. I thought it was really good off ball as well. And then he showed some ability off the ball as an offensive player. You'd maybe like to see a bit more of an ability to create him offense for himself,.
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Chad Ford's NBA Big Board
"Really good and transition is a good passer as well. Has the necessary length and has some athletic burst also. So he's somebody that I like as soon as I saw him at USA basketball mini camp in Colorado Springs in 2018. And he's just like stood the test of time and I think all of the time they spend in montverde academy is really paid off and they won the Geico nationals this year. So yeah, I thought Derek was solid during practices, they had a scrimmage and he was all right, but in the game, you know, he was like, yeah, absolutely. So for the audience that are the listeners that aren't familiar, describe his game, like where is he going to school, his position? Yes, just give them a little bit of insight on who he is. So, oh, for sure. Tariq is, I would say, in the 6 5 6 6 range, he's a guard who can probably play up and play the wing. I think defend a few different positions. And he is just, I wouldn't say he's like a primary initiator, but he can do some things on ball. It really good scorer and yeah, I just think that he's going to be like one of the go to guys for that duke team next year. So and they're bringing in a really solid recruiting class and they had two other players on the USA team for the Nicki hoop summit. What's crazy is if I'm not mistaken, he played high school with Kate Cunningham, was it him that played with cade and Scottie Barnes and Scotty and daeron? Yeah, yeah, he was on that team. Yeah. Arguably, that is like, I forgot who I was talking to. Maybe it was Kofi coburn and I forgot what he went to school at. But we had like a debate over which was the best high school team ever. And I mean, just naming the names on that verdict academy. That has, I mean, what school stood a chance. They could have beat. They could have went to the final four with their high school roster. If you really think of this, certainly possible. Yeah, yeah. It's certainly possible. Look at the MBA success that they've already had the guys from montverde and I think they're going to add to it from that team. All right, who else stood out to you? One guy who stood out quite a bit during practice had I wouldn't say like a quiet game, but a guy I really liked and have liked since I saw him at a young age as well as jars walker. Committed to Texas, he's about 6 foot 7, maybe pushing 6 foot 8, but the thing with Jerusalem, he's just always had like this pro body from a really young age. And I think it's just gotten better over time. He played at IMG academy, he had two fantastic games in Geico. I loved his defensive intensity. I think he's a really good cutter and slasher. I like the fact that he has quite a bit of passing ability as well. He can do some things on ball. Yeah, just with his combination of size, athleticism and strength, I think it's going to be a really great fit in Houston and I think he could be there a pretty short time, actually. All right, I had a couple more questions, but I want to talk to you about built bar all right, it is April and I'm pretty sure most of you have given up on your new year's resolutions. And if you have, even if you have it, I would suggest you try the built bar puffs if you have great, if you have not, you're missing out. It's one of the best tasting bars. It's this protein, it's actually the first ever protein infused marshmallow. They're fluffy, they're marshmallowy. Not just a protein bar. It's a treat, and it's covered with 100% real chocolate. You heard me 100% real chocolate, and it is a fan favorite and it has some incredible flavors, yummy cinnamony churro coconut marshmallow, and all the bill bars. A 100% will chop like I said, low calorie high protein. You can replace your candy bars with these. They are better. And a typical candy bar can be anywhere from two to 300 calories, but if you go to built dot com, you scroll down to the macro chart, you'll be blown away, high protein, low Cal. High fiber, low carbs, most Bill bars, 130 calories, four grams of sugar for net carbon in 17 grams of protein, now if you compare that to a candy bar, that's 240 calories, 30 grams of.
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Chad Ford's NBA Big Board
"Yo, what is that? What is up? You are listening to NBA big board, the NBA big boy podcast. I almost said locked on NBA draft, but this is my first episode taking over for Chad Ford and the NBA big board podcast. But before I get started, first of all, thank you for each and every listener that has made locked on NBA draft, even NBA big boy, your first listen of the day. And I really appreciate it. And I appreciate this opportunity to take over Chad's feed on NBA big board, Chad has been very, very instrumental in my career. And I can't say we've known each other a long time. We met last year around the NBA draft and we did a live draft show together and we just kind of clicked from there and from there he's just really been like the instrumental for him to turn over his newsletter and his podcast to me. It means a lot. It really means a lot. And so far, the listeners, I just want to let you know that I appreciate you, you know, stay in during this transition. You know, it's one of those things where you could easily just say, well, this is not chat. So I'm not going to listen. So I know I have big shoes to fill. And in order to feel those big shoes, I'm going to make the NBA big board podcast. 5 days a week. So it's like I'm wearing 5 pair of socks to fit into chat, shoes. So thank you so much for just welcome with me with open arms and all the messages that I've received. And I mean, I really, really appreciate it. So, but before we get into that, I want to tell you about bet online, it is our sponsor. And you know about bet online. But if you do not know about bet online, it has you covered for all of your needs, the season with more props ads and lives than ever before. And that is because bet online is where the game starts. I have my guy, Mikey, weissenberg, who is the basketball information specialist for pro insight. He was at the Nike hoop summit this weekend. All right, I was a long introduction. Mikey. How is everything going? You are in Portland, Oregon. I'm a blazers fan. And some of those line ups are a little crazy lately. I, you know, I'm a basketball junkie, but I feel like even the most hardcore NBA fan is on Google looking up some of the guys in the blazers rotation. So how's everything in Portland outside of the blazers being bad this year? Raphael first off just wanted to thank you so much for having me on and want to congratulate you on taking over chat for NBA draft big board. And I will say that the Portland trailblazers have been an absolute roller coaster this season. And I'm going to the season finale tomorrow. It's interesting to see some of these young players, but you just kind of wonder how many are going to stick around in the long run, but nonetheless, you get to see some young talent and, you know, them trying to solidify a roster spot. As far as the rest of Portland, I thought this week at the hoop summit went absolutely fantastic. I thought both rosters were constructed really well. And there was a lot of talent. And it was great to have it back after two years where it was canceled due to COVID-19. Yeah, one of these years, I'm going to make it. It's been on my bucket list. And the reason I'm not out didn't make it this year is because I'm in Milan, I've been trying to spend this entire year scouting in Europe and it's been tough. My wife is pregnant, so she was with me at first and then once we found out we were expecting it makes sense for her to go back to the states to go to a doctor's appointment. So I'm traveling back and forth between Dallas and wherever out of Europe it's anywhere between a 6 and 7 hour time difference. So it's like three weeks here, one week back, and now it's just starting to catch up and take a toll on me. And so I wanted to go, but then I'm like, all right, that is anywhere between 8 and 9 hour time difference from Portland to depending on what city that I'm in in Europe. And then I was already messing up my body clock by stand up till 5 o'clock in the morning watching the NCAA tournament and the final four. So I chose to miss it this year. And I wanted to go, man. I mean, there's a few guys that I've seen in the Dallas area that are planning it. But that's why I have you on. So tell me who stood out to you and who could be maybe a future blazer. In two years. Well, first off, I would say mostly came from the USA roster and I I'd say the guy that stood out to me quite a bit was direct Whitehead, who okay, you know, it was to be expected. I feel like during Whitehead is possibly the number one player in the high school class. Obviously you have Victor women Yama and scoot Henderson is the possible top two for the 2023 NBA draft. He decides to stay in school. Yeah, oh, he would be up there as well, but I think Derek could seriously compete with him also. Just really good defender can do a little bit of everything. And then during the game, he hit 5 three pointers. He was 5 of 7 from three point line. And some of them were like, you know, some tough step backs..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"Uab l. or see him alongside tires halliburton at the nineteenth and evan mobile and jalen green. They're on the same team in. Kate was arguably the best player So we've seen all these stops. He's a stud at every single spot. And you know i. I just think that he deserves a little bit more. Credit for like the transformational star. I really think he's gonna be mike who's the one or two players in this draft. That teams seem really polarized about love. Them hate them but can't figure out what to think of them. Yeah i think there's there's a few. I mean we touched on a couple of them book night is kind of one of these. These polarizing guys You know. I think jalen johnson from duke is is somebody that that teams are trying to figure out. You know they're trying to figure out One like how good is he right. You know he had the abbreviated year. You know at duke bounced around a little bit in high school You know we had him as high as four at one point this season and so when you talk about a guy who six nine six ten with that body and versatility You know you'll hear things like aaron gordon right when it comes to to jalen johnson. Then you'll also see like okay. Is he consistently competitive you know. Why didn't he show up and every single game at duke. Not when he left but like when he was actually playing. Why was it one day. Twenty five fifteen and six and then the next it's three five and to you know On a team that could use him to produce more when when he was there. So he's a guy you hear. All over the board you know zaire williams from stanford is is another one. Kind of tantalizing wing. Who's getting a little bit of buzz. you know there's a big kid from turkey alpern shangkun analytics models top five like. He's he's off the charts You know you see glimpses of like a baby yokich. Sometimes he put up monster numbers. And then you look and say okay. He's a slow six ten center So there are a lot of names like that. I think are are all over the board and in one last one. I'll give you who. I think is getting some buzz in the top. Ten is josh giddy australian national team. Six eight point guard. He's one of the only players in australian mb l. History to have back to back triple doubles lamelo ball. The other one And i i was in vegas and watched him practice for like two and a half hours and seeing him against matisse stibal one possession and then joe ingles. The next was pretty eye opening. So i think you could see him get looks as high as number seven to the. Where's the video breakdowns. You do with players. Mike and sit down with guys and watch tape with them and talk through how they see the game how they see perhaps their role in the nba where they can improve what they're really good at. I know the teams find them. Invaluable because for many teams it's access they can't get to a prospect or it's additional access that they may or may not have with a draft process. What have you how valuable has happened for you to really understand and make your evaluations of players based on not just sitting talking with a guy but getting on the film and really breaking down tape with them and and getting a sense of how they see themselves how they see themselves fit into a league in a role that might be ahead for him. I think it's huge. Having basically an hour sometimes with david on mitchell we sat down for two hours and and we could have kept going In at that point you get to see okay. This kid one remembers every single play from this past season. Like every single play and two. Oh you has been watching. Drew holiday has been watching colorado. He has been watching donovan mitchell. And you get a look at One how they see the game and then to how they handle criticism the stuff on youtube. That's twenty five minutes long. That's like the best hits but we go for about an hour and a lot of times. I'll be brutally honest and and just try to you. Know tell guys prospect young prospects like these are there is you really need to improve in. Here's proof of that right. And you see guys who understand that and then you guys who run from it or guys who make excuses and to me the players who can always like take that constructive criticism and and apply it and say how they've been trying to tackle those shortcomings Really really impressed me in so for me. It's it's been invaluable. It's it's my favorite thing. I do In this entire space a getting to know these guys on a personal level. Get into just talk basketball in a longer form. That's not just a ninety second quick hitting things so i love it. You know team teams. Say they they enjoy as well. I think the players do too. So you know it's a lot that goes into it but I think it's an important part of the process and it's something that teams do more of now like at the combine like i. I've had players come up to me. And say hey. I'm really glad we did that when we did. Because like five or six teams showed me a lot of the same place that you did So i think it's becoming more and more part of the process mike. The pandemic and how it impacted scouting and evaluation of players your as limited as the teams. Were you like. They weren't able to go out. You weren't able to go out and then eventually it started to open back up. Are we seeing. Do you feel any impact or catch up or is there going to be are. We are teams. Maybe putting a greater premium on one workout in one day versus having seen them play in person over an extended period. What's the pandemics impact on the evaluation in this two thousand twenty one draft. I think it's a big part of it because you don't get those early touch points you know for me like if i was running a front office i think getting is on prospects as many times throughout the process. Possible is so important like you can't just show up at the ncaa tournament nc. Evan moby play twenty minutes and say oh. I got them figured out. You know like you have to go see him at usa basketball camp you have to go see him At the nike hoops summit for a week and teams weren't able to do that. There was no nike hoops summit. There was no mcdonald's. All american there was no jordan brand and those are times when you know even executives are. They're sitting down watching in getting that. I look at them. Like james weisensee good example of that even though he played just three games team psalm for a week straight at hoops summit. They saw him playing amongst his peers. Scrimmaging every single day playing a game Against some of the best players in the world in their age group. So that's why when you look at a guy like jalen johnson. It's hard because i didn't see him nike hoops summit. I didn't i barely saw at usa. Basketball i was lucky enough to see him. A little bit on nike. you. I b l But you just don't have those early reference points to lean on. And i think it's played a role in this year's draft and i think it's also going to continue to play a role in these next coming classes as well. Yeah it's remarkable. And i think this is again a year where there's a lot of folks i think you jay bilas Jonathan think this might be as deep of a draft as we've had since two thousand in three and their main probably not a lebron in the strap there probably won't be a lebron in any draft perhaps ever again. There may never be anybody quite like him again. But the depth of it and i think the fact that You know you talk to teams. Who are picking in the thirties and the forties..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"Of it has to be something to do with how it's being promoted. And this is a thing where audiences do not agree with critics. That's the pop culture cosby show and the PCC multi-diverse every week on apple podcasts. Over a dozen your favorite streaming 'em podcasting options once again talking to Michael visor burke from stepping dot COM. Check out his work there and also perspective insight. I wanted to ask you real quick about these players you know. They're making life changing decisions on many occasions. they're they're testing the waters. Some are not getting agent. Some are and that's what I wanted to talk about these players who are most likely testing waters and those that have already gotten an agent. I mean some of them you just see an and they declare for the NBA draft and they're just testing the waters. Anything good move just to get an evaluation from teams where they stand. They haven't gotten agent. They've been smart about it because they're not sure where they stand. They see those. Mba mock drafts. Put out by us. Don't of the Barlow's whoever that's out there and they see that okay. Maybe there fall here. That's not as high as they would like so the gauge with the NBA teams than NBA. Teams give them some feedback and so you know they're going. Maybe isn't the right thing for me. I'll head back to college. But then there are those who right away. I don't know whether people in their ear or or what have you. They'll just go ahead. They declare and boom. They got an agent right away. So I wanna hear your thoughts on on the ones for this year's draft because we've got a lot of people I think partly because the pandemic that have declared through the NBA draft. I WANNA hear thoughts on players. That maybe are not making the right choice that have already committed already put to feed into those draft waters. I have a different kind of way of looking at it as well. I I think that for the most part you know you have two hundred five guys that declared you are probably going to see at least half of those players. Go back to school or like. Just take their names out with their European by its. I'm not sure it's like a terrible option for everybody and some of them. Maybe it's just a good option to go and make money playing basketball or doing something else even if they don't get dropped into the NBA like you figure of these. Two hundred and five players Bay said only sixty dropping. Well that's not even necessarily true because usually like twelve fifteen seniors. We'll get drafted so I'm probably only like forty five to forty eight are going to get drafted but some of them. Maybe it's a good option for them to like. They're just as high as they're going to get as nice to have that education. If you plan to play basketball for a few years you know you might as well strike while the off so yeah there are going to be just tons of guys who I feel are testing waters now and then some who just decided to colleges in for them anymore and yes. That's the way it works as far as somebody who's hired an agent or anything like that like I. I don't really want to buy throw anybody under Boston. By four a decision that is definitely bears and yet Jeff Goodman having article that just came out on watch stadium where he basically talked. Nba Decorative and gives his kind of breakdown on that and Maybe it's something that you know. I'm sure it's something. They Clair's glance over. And then I like ultimate hope. Is that whatever information they get from? The you know early entry committee like whatever reports they get their. Tell them what they need to work on and kind of give them an idea of what their ranges then they can make the decision from there like last year. Payton Richard answered. He did a few workouts for teams. That that's the major difference this year. You're not going to be able to do that so yeah I think once you third rolls around we're going to see like a significant drop off of number of players who had declared early and the way the current system set up by. I think it's good to just as much information as possible and it kind of almost encourages guys enter their name into the draft at this point but I think a lot of them end up going back to school. I don't blame you. The case of pain. Pritchard certainly worked out. Well for him yeah. I ain't just tremendous year at Oregon and you don't I don't think he falls or rises much Than what he was at this point last year he's going to be probably somewhere in the second round. I mean I picked up so last year. He averaged twelve point. Nine points a game he. He had a great end to this season but if he declared I like I don't think he gets dropped it and he's going to need to like I like victim so he he would have been my favorite pick regardless but he was definitely my favorite Pankin. Well I had a feeling you going to be picking up very sad if I did so I was making Peyton was going to be aboard. Durga fantastic year and a lot of people comparing him to like T- Jim Connell and it just seems like every time I 'cause I I I've got to see Peyton. Since he was the first time I saw him was he was a high school sophomore and played at the Nike Hoop Summit and went up against Titus Jones who was top gardens class timer least among the top point guards and when he started that game he was like the best player on the floor like he was he just had a few shots made some great passes and people are like who is this kid and then he came back the next year and then by senior year he was on team. Usa and I got to see him play and a few other places as well and it just seems like he always kind of worked his way up to wherever the competition was never really backed down was always able to make shots. He's a great ball handler so yet this year he was just he was fantastic and the ducks would would've been a mediocre team without him and I was a little white in nation with him. Yeah he definitely Deserved all the accolades had a great season. I EXPECT HIM TO BE AN NBA. Contributor Bench like you said. Tj McConnell in that framework. Maybe even like what we talked about. Here on the Lakers with Outsca Caruso just that type of individual coming off the bench can do a little bit of everything for you. I think that's what he can ultimately end up being one of the things. I wanted to ask you while I've got you. Here is these mock drafts are all over the place. And we've seen so many and I've talked about so many and it when it comes to these mock drafts. They're just you know because we're in the middle of a pandemic we have more time to go ahead and read them. Obviously there's more time to construct them but as long as they're being updated. I see this from several outlets. There's players that are just the rising lot and they're falling a lot and I question to you is. This is Kinda strange is when there's no action being played when there's no combines out there how are these players rising and falling in these projections sometimes in a dramatical case. I think that's what a mock draft kind of is like. The simple answer is not not like a mock draft and even like these high school rankings. I think sometimes they'll drop a guy down just to have him rise up again and that's just what of these things are but my a possible explanation would be that you're getting as much information as you have access to and once you get more information once you're you're able to see these guys a little bit more. Maybe you weren't watching that guy or maybe you know you've watched them a little bit more. And you just change your opinion so that I think a lot of it has to do with the Intel and just things along those lines and just watching more fell you. You're only if you're one person and you know you're making a mock draft. You're only able to watch so much and you usually. You need to sometimes rely on other people's opinions. I'm just saying for like major draft sites you need to rely on Intel and I think those are kind of The gauges that it will use to move people down there board so I think even with games being played. You're always getting new information and these guys are likely getting this new information and making the changes based on that now. Is there. Anybody that has made a dramatic rise since the beginning of the year for you as a player that's headed to the twenty two draft because we're talking about a draft that is and it's as everybody said this it's not eye opening by any stretch and machination. It's one of those on. It's not an on yours in off year. I'd say is probably the best way to say something a year that you're gonNA find a lot of good players. Nobody stands out right now but is there anyone that is moved up in your eyes than recent months that that you feels is taking the next step. As far as evaluations concern back into the great point using the word evaluation. Because sometimes you evaluate a player. And you may be up and you see a guy in high school and you think he can only do these kind of things and then he gets that next level and you're like wow he can do a little bit more and and Vice Versa. Like you know you see a player you think he will translate this way and maybe he has a lot more work on and why the players should back moved up for me definitely. Yekeh Congress started the I see him like a bid at Chino Hills. He didn't get the McDonald's all American Nomination it actually a guy who came in with them that was maybe a little more a little higher in the rankings and a little more of we whose brother Edmund is one of the top players This upcoming high school class headed. Usc USC as well their father's assistant coach there. But funny how that is and we thought. Yekeh the you know. You have all these guys this year in there. You're just want it's few variables Unknown variables as possible in echoed. Like just takes so many boxes because you know what he's going to bring you know that he's going to either really smart defender protect the rim. He's great around the basket and he's super explosive and he moves his feet while so he has responsibility is defender Didn't shoot terribly from the free. Throw line so these are all things that definitely work in his favor to move him. Updraft and I think most people are out even know if there was a major site that really had him by as a one and done or like as like a potential lottery. Pick for the year. There were some people that did by. Now he's like absolutely talk ten possible even top pick. He's grown by leaps and bounds. I did get a chance to see him in PAC twelve action even against your ducts. And he has performed very well some of that we talked about as not having the the highest of ceilings. But he's gonNA reach that MACs more likely than many of these players because the drive and the motor that he has. Because if you can describe what what I think. It's pretty apparent to see. But you know when you have a high motor you're gonNA try and get the maximum amount of whatever buildings such a gaffe. Yeah he plays with great energy. I was at the game. He played against Oregon and grab a reason. They weren't getting him. The ball near the end of the game. Org ING ENDED UP. Wayne that game in overtime. But he was an absolute force and Had some dominance stretches over that game..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"Conditioning over there, so off the court. That'd be good. And then on the court, you know, pros been through their stuff like that. So help me. I think absolutely. And that's, that's what we're seeing so much from kids your age of saying, okay? Some people ready to go to college. You're definitely not the first guy to say you know what I think playing overseas is gonna make me more pro ready coming into the NBA. You said you want to be the number one overall pick your dad already put that out there, I think twice this week saying we're going to be the number one pick. What is it linked playing under that kind of expectation? Works this a lot style plant cells three so it's just not train man, and then everybody's going to be number one pick, play an MBA. So I mean, do you feel like you've grown up just from all of this just clan overseas go into different high school in, in Ohio, how you're going to go to Australia? Definitely, I mean whole route, I think, everything this has me, get loader and learn from it. So every move on. Lamelo ball. Seventeen year old point guard played in Lithuania in twenty eighteen. Meanwhile, the NBA draft heads are way on Thursday as for the prospect of a player like a lamelo, ball ESPN draft analyst, Mike Schmitz is a lottery tallies every bit of six foot seven. His frame is developing. He has the ball on a string a little more more shifty than Lonzo was, but he has the same type of basketball IQ in terms of his passing feel, but there's still some major questions about just his ability to handle adversity his ability to play in structure, because that's something he's never done really at any level. So I think he's going to be tested in Australia with the physicality with having to defend with taking the right shots, but from a talent perspective he deserves to be in the lottery. There's no question. We'll see how draft status over the course of the coming months. Meanwhile, the players could be falling into the respective slots for this week Lakers reportedly worked out Darius garland, in secret before they. Traded the number four pick to the pelicans. Also, apparently worked out for the Cavs who are sitting at number five Lakers, worked out traded their pick. ESPN analyst, Mike Schmitz. Yeah. He was the number one point guard on our board come into the season before John Moran exploded. He's a guy that I've seen since he was fourteen years old at USA basketball Dita's euro camp. Nike hoop summit. I really thought he had a chance to kind of be the number one prospect, the number one point guard in this draft. If he had a healthy season. I think if he really put together a thirty thirty five game season at Vanderbilt teams will be talking about him. It'd be having discussions about him or John Moran because he shoots it with rain. He reminds me a little bit of Dame Lillard in terms of the style at which he plays. So we've been talking so much about this being three player draft. But I think Darius garland has all-star potential. I really do who's a player you like more than where you see him slotted in most mocks. Tiger balm. That's the name that comes to mind for me. Listen, his the dad bod'ed, right. He's got a negative wingspan can't jump over a phone book. He can't get by mere you. But this guy is a national champion. He is a gamer. He's a ball screen savant. He can make every pick and roll ridi shoots with range. I think he's a much better defender than he gets credit for. So I really think that he's going to be starting not just playing but starting four more NBA games than people think I love him. I saw him in person. He is unafraid and I, I love the guys gave I'm so glad you said that because it makes me feel like I'm smart wanna close with this one. No one travels the globe more than you following scouting. This is your job you invest in that give me an international player that you like a lot and give me a Cup because I'm not going to know what it means. Give me somebody that they're similar to Sekou doom. Boy is the name of no six foot nine French forward. He reminds me of a combination between. Pastel Siachen and alpha Rukh amino now he doesn't you know, see is the hot name right now. Right. He doesn't quite have that motor doesn't quite have that feel but didn't either at eighteen years old. He's the youngest player in the draft. He defends multiple positions. He's kind of a Swiss army knife type, and he's been a huge name and European scouting since he was fifteen years old. He was a leading score on the US eighteen team, the French team that actually won gold medal at the under eighteen European championships. He's had a tremendous pre-draft process showing teams that he can shoot it better than they thought has a little bit more skill than they thought. So he is trending toward hearing his name called in the top ten come June. Draft coming up Thursday, you'll of course, here at here on ESPN radio straight ahead. Trying to decide a champion in Omaha. Sportscenter allnight continues to ESPN radio..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Feel like you've grown up just from all of this just playing overseas? Go into different high school in, in Ohio, how you're gonna go to Australia. Definitely. I mean, the whole route, I think everything is helped me get older and they learn from it. So every move. Lamelo ball. Seventeen year old point guard played in Lithuania in twenty eighteen. Meanwhile, the NBA draft heads are way on Thursday as for the prospect of a player like a lamelo, ball ESPN draft analyst, Mike Schmitz. Here's a lottery tallies every bit of six foot seven his frame is developing. He has the ball on a string is a little bit more shifty than Lonzo was, but he is the same type of basketball IQ in terms of his passing feel, but there's still some major questions about just his ability to handle adversity his ability to play in structure, because that's something he's never done really at any level. So I think he's going to be tested in Australia with the physicality with having to defend with taking the right shots, but from a talent perspective he deserves to be in the lottery. There's no question. We'll see how draft status over the course of the coming months. Meanwhile, the players could be falling into the respective slots for this week Lakers reportedly worked out dairy garland, in secret before they. Traded the number four, pick to the pelicans, Arlen. Also, apparently worked out for the Cavs who are sitting at number five Lakers, worked out traded their pick. ESPN analyst, Mike Schmitz. Yeah. He was the number one point guard on our board come into the season before John Moran exploded. He's a guy that I've seen since he was fourteen years old at USA basketball Dita's euro camp. Nike hoop summit. I really thought he had a chance to kind of be the number one prospect, the number one point guard in this draft. If he had a healthy season. I think if you really put together a thirty thirty five game season Vanderbilt teams will be talking about him. It'd be having discussions about him or John rant, because he shoots it with range. He reminds me a little bit of Dame Lillard in terms of the style, which he plays. So we've been talking so much about this being a three player draft. But I think Darius garland has all star potential. I really do who's a player you like more than where you see him slotted in most monks. Tiger own. That's the name that comes to mind for me. Listen, he's got the dad bod'ed, right? He's got a negative wingspan. He can't jump over a phone book. You can't get by mere you, but this guy is a national champion his a gamer. He's a ball screen savant. He can make every pick and roll. Ridi shoots it with range. I think he's a much better defender than he gets credit for. So I really think that he's going to be starting not just playing but starting four more NBA games. And people think I love him. I saw him in person. He is unafraid and I, I love the guys game. I'm so glad you said that because it makes me feel like I'm smart want to close with this one. No one travels the globe more than you following scouting. This is your job you invest in that give me an international player that you like a lot and give me a Cup because I'm not going to know what it means me somebody that they're similar to Sekou doom. Boy is the name to no six foot nine French forward. He reminds me of combination between. Gene, Paseo Siaka and alpha Ruge me now. He doesn't see the hot name right now. Right. He doesn't quite have that motor doesn't quite have that feel but didn't either eighteen years old. He's the youngest player in the draft. He defends multiple positions kind of a Swiss army knife type, and he's been a huge name in European scouting, since he was fifteen years old. He was a leading score on the US eighteen the French team that actually won gold medal at the under eighteen European championships. He's had a tremendous draft process showing teams that he can shoot it better than they thought has a little bit more skill than they thought. So he is trending toward hearing his name called in the top ten come June. Draft coming up Thursday. You'll of course, here it here on ESPN radio straight ahead trying to decide a champion and all the hawk sportscenter. Allnight continues to ESPN radio. To india. Illawarra definitely not the first guy to say you know what I think playing overseas is gonna make me.
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Grown up from all of this just plan? Overseas Galindo different high school in Ohio, and how you're going to go to Australia. Definitely I mean my whole route, I think everything is helped me get older and learn from it. So every move on. Lamelo ball. Seventeen year old point guard played in Lithuania in twenty eighteen. Meanwhile, the NBA draft heads are way on Thursday as for the prospect of a player like a lamelo, ball ESPN draft analyst, Mike Schmitz is a lottery tallies every bit of six foot seven. His frame is developing. He has the ball on a string is a little more shifty than Lonzo was, but he has the same type of basketball IQ in terms of his passing feel, but there's still some major questions about just his ability to handle adversity his ability to play in structure, because that's something he's never done really at any level. So I think he's going to be tested in Australia with the physicality with having to defend with taking the right shots, but from a talent perspective he deserves to be in the lottery. There's no question. We'll see how his draft status over the course of the coming months. Meanwhile, the players could be falling into their respective slots for this week. Lakers reportedly worked out Darius garland, in secret before they. Traded the number four, pick to the pelicans, Orlando's also, apparently worked out for the Cavs who are sitting at number five Lakers, worked out traded their pick. ESPN analyst, Mike Schmitz. Yeah. He was the number one point guard on our board come into the season before John Moran exploded. He's a guy that I've seen since he was fourteen years old at USA basketball Dita's euro camp. Nike hoop summit. I really thought he had a chance to kind of be the number one prospect, the number one point guard in this draft. If he had a healthy season, I think if you really put together a thirty thirty five game season at Vanderbilt teams will be talking about him. It'd be having discussions about him or John rent, because he shoots it with range. He reminds me a little bit of Dame Lillard in terms of the style, which he plays. So we've been talking so much about this being a three player draft. But I think Darius garland has all star potential. I really do who's a player you like more than where you see him slotted in most mocks. Tiger balm. That's the name that comes to mind for me. Listen, he's got the dad bod'ed, right? He's got a negative wingspan. He can't jump over a phone book. You can't get by mere you, but this guy is a national champion his a gamer. He's a ball screen savant. He can make every pick and roll ridi shoots it with range. I think he's a much better defender than he gets credit for. So I really think that he's going to be starting not just playing, but starting for more NBA games than people think I love him. I saw him in person. He is unafraid and I, I love the guys game. I'm so glad you said that because it makes me feel like I'm smart. Want to close with this one. No one travels the globe more than you following scouting. This is your job you invest in that give me an international player that you like a lot and give me a Cup because I'm not going to know what it means. He'll give me somebody that they're similar to Sekou doing. Boy is the name to no six foot nine French forward. He reminds me of a combination between. Jean PASCAL Siaka them. And alpha Rukh amino now he doesn't see how come is the hot name right now? Right. He doesn't quite have that motor doesn't quite have that feel but Siachen didn't either at eighteen years old. He's the youngest player in the draft. He defends multiple positions. He's kind of Swiss army knife type, and he's been a huge name in European scouting, since he was fifteen years old. He was a leading score on the US eighteen team, the French team that actually won gold medal at the under eighteen European championships. He's had a tremendous pre-draft process showing teams and he can shoot it better than they thought has a little bit more skill than they thought. So he is trending toward hearing his name called in the top ten come June. Draft coming up Thursday. You'll of course, here at here on ESPN radio straight ahead, trying to decide a champion and all the hawk sportscenter allnight continues. It's ESPN radio. Us to India. The Illawarra store. Definitely not the first guy to say you know what I think playing overseas is gonna make me more big pro trying to get.
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"So glad you're with us for NBA playoff preview as we mentioned to earlier we talked about the bulls. And of course with the bulls once again, not being in the top eight in the Eastern Conference. There was the exit interview and conversation that John Paxson had with the media today. One of the things he talked about is is kind of the same thing the same drumbeat that we've heard from John Paxson in the past regarding how to attract superstars confident about what's going on. They wanted to the stories that came out of it from the Chicago sun times, and the story that says that Jim Boylan that only will be back with the bulls next year they'll be at three year extension. That's bail. Lable for Jim Boylan, and I'm just baffled by that. Because I don't think that Jim has proven himself as the head coach should be able to lead this bull's team and young things too. It's hard to determine exactly what is the core for this bull's team when they're always injured, and so John Paxson a number of things to say he talked a little bit about how the bulls have set things up here to be successful in the future. Not to be that guy always asked this question. It seems like, but I know you guys believe in God form a general manager. But why because of his scouting why not? Put a guy in place, that's General Mattis, it'd be more front and center and let gar be that player personnel scouting guy. And the second part of that question. Jerry Reinsdorf isn't the most patient guy from my history has he told you guys at any point within the last year that hey, you know, I'm gonna give you a chance to work through this rebuilt. But this this has to work or I have to look to make a change. No. He's never said that. But but like, we're all smart enough to know that the reality of this business. I mean, we. We convinced Jerry, Michael this was the right way to go at that time. So, but we all know the realities, and Jerry, of course, he gets frustrated with losing. I didn't not none of us want to lose. I mentioned earlier in the business of winning. So, but there's nothing said like that as for gar, I just keep reiterating that he's he's very good at what he does out in Portland right now at the Nike hoop summit scouting he and I work in tandem. But. I assume the leadership of the organization in my role and that that's how we're set up. So. Are are draft record. I think is very good. And and I'm going to be the one that's out front and center. That's that's how we've set it up from John Paxson, the vice president of basketball operations right here on ESPN with thousands and the SPN app. Let me give you a couple of news and notes, and I'm gonna tell you about the playoffs. So here about this. This came out today about the NBA if someone tells you on social media or is like and nobody's really watching the NBA. Nobody cares. It's really not the truth. I mean, that's your narrative, but it's not actually the truth coming off a four straight seasons of total attendance records, the overall league attendance was twenty one million nine hundred sixty four thousand four hundred forty seven was even with last year when factoring in arena capacity reductions from the new arena from building reservations, again, huge attendance seven hundred sixty games sold out while ninety five percents or more of a Rena capacity for the second consecutive. Year and second time in league history. I mean, huge number seven hundred sixty sellouts. For league, by the way, that's predicated on goals at Williams, right? When the championship, but still there are there are markets like this one that believes, you know, what the entertainment dollars cool, the juices what to squeeze I'm gonna go see the NBA product. So the idea the NBA is going backwards or it's not working. It's not the case seven or sixty sellouts, that's pretty impressive something else to want to point out to you. As far as over unders in the NBA..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Very possible very possible. In fact, I spoke to both Jerry Michael about addressing that. And. The timing will be but I Jim VR coach. And so in now committing them as far as a a three year extension and bowls fans are not happy by it. That. I mean today I've read more I will not watch the bulls again in that I have in a long long time. I also think that it's easy to say now at the end of the season when you only won nineteen games, and you're mad at the front office before knowing who they're going to get in the lottery, maybe they get Zion and a really talented point guard. Of course, would you be in first of all would they have the capacity to sign Kemba Walker to a deal or did not have they would have to make room. I would be on board with the Kemba Walker signing if you go back and look at his stature stats, but we don't see con of Charlotte basketball consistently. He's put together three or four. Really good years is is he a guy that would be worth giving a ton of money. Now, again, he may go somewhere else. But I'm just saying would you be if you're looking to sign a MAC sky. Why wouldn't you be in the Cairo, Kyrie Irving market? Well, but you need if you got Zion. And you did not you didn't have to you didn't have to draft the point guard, you need a point. Guard on any of you got Zayat, and you can make room for kyri. And all of a sudden make this an entire I'm in. I'm just thinking that it's less likely to get kyri than it is Kemba Walker. You may be more. You may have a greater success bringing Kemba Walker to town than Kyra. I don't know. That was my speculation. I'm on board for I'd be on board for for Kerry for sure understa- skin. Would you be onboard for Kemba Walker? How do you how do your basketball senses again? He's a he's a very good player in all star level player is a great player is he a superstar. I don't know is he the best you can entice town. I mean, just because he may be is that the right move to make the question. He he is finishing up his eighth season. Which means he would command thirty percent of a team salary caps. If they wanted to offer the mass, so they don't have the cash so packs was also has this today about this includes the question about his future. As the vice president of bowls operations. Jerry Reinsdorf isn't the most patient guy from my history has he told you guys at any point within the last year that hey, I'm gonna give you a chance to work through this rebuild. But this is it this has to work or have to look to make a change. No. He's never said that. But, but we're all smart enough to know the reality of this business. I mean, we. We convinced Jerry, Michael this was the right way to go at that time. So, but we all know the realities, and Jerry, of course, he gets frustrated with losing. I mean, I do not none of us. You know, want to lose the mentioned earlier in the business of winning. So, but there's been nothing said like that ask for Dr. I I'll just keep reiterating that he's he's very good at what he does is out in Portland right now at the Nike hoop summit scouting he and I work in tandem. But. I assume the leadership of the organization in my role and that that's how we're set up. So. Our our draft record. I think is very good and. And I'm going to be the one, that's you know out from center. That's that's how we've set it up. There you go there's John Paxson. So it's scar. And now Jim Boylan extended possibly there's no denying that. There's tremendous job security that exists with their front office. Yes. Loyalty that Jerry Reinsdorf commits to his front offices, not coaches front office is unmatched in any other sports franchise. So to think that they've been given an ultimatum I'm not suggesting it wasn't a good question. Of course is it's a good question. I'm not surprised. I mean, let's continue the conversation. Would you be open? Lot of Derrick rose talk the documentary errors in an hour. And he did an interview Shams today. Would you be open to the bowl signing Derrick rose in the right role? Three one two three three two three seven seven six or if you wanna react to what packs had the said today, take a cause. And get your masters update knack. Our teams offensive coordinator designs plays for every possible. Offensive scenario on the field, whether it's screen passes to the running back or long bombs to a wide receiver..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"And when he got here showed no apprehension whatsoever. I think Dirk had a healthy kind of respect for the jump that. He was making from Mayberry Germany, and it took him, you know, the full year and a half to kind of get a sea legs. But once he kicked in you know, he he never looked back. Was there a balanced for coming in make because you talk about the adjustment to the game of basketball? But he's also Justin to life in the US. I mean, how did he balance that in the beginning? Yeah. No. I mean to your point look, you know, we had to teach him where the Bank was how to bounce checkbook, you know, how to get groceries. I mean, it's literally literally or in a brand new culture. And that's where you know, certainly having you know, the city and the community, and you know, the Mavericks and having guys like Finley in Nash back in the day. The kind of teach him the ropes was extremely important. Donnie, Nelson GM president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavs Spain and fits or Spain and Jason Fitz. So obviously even back at the Nike hoop summit. You saw he could ball put up thirty plus, but how long into his time with the Mavs before you really knew that you had this hall of fame generational player. Well, it was really you're too. I think when you really saw him kind of get confidence and come into his own, you know, year one really for, you know, any rookie, you know. Sands. The superstars is is really one of learning. So yeah, it was really kind of your to where you saw him to start to kind of get that that confidence a swagger. We're talking to Johnny Nelson GM president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks. I'm gonna ask you a really difficult question here. But if you have to look back at the body of work, Dirk is there one particular moment that stands out as your all time favorite. Well, yes, it's it's when he brought a trophy and a parade the Dallas. And it's the first time in history. That's the city that we experienced that. He sang a very very bad rendition of we are the champions. Then. Yeah. That's that was remembered for many many years, you know, I wanna ask you about Dirk the person you've already alluded to it. But there are so many anecdotes about him. How he has an unlikely superstar won a great guy. He is can you tell us about the man off the court may be an anecdote or to that kind of shine a light on who he is outside of basketball. Well, I mean, you you can go no further than our last game. I mean here he is. He just you know, played a full contingent of minutes. And I walk out, you know, my door which happens to overlook the practice court in you know, in the bowels of the American Airlines center, and it's about eleven o'clock at night, and he is down there with attorney ill make a wish kid shooting jump shots and playing horse. I mean, it just shows the kind of part and compassion that he has for kids and certainly kids in need. And you know, really what kind of a humble superstar. He is. You mentioned the word superstar dear Dirk is obviously impacted not only the world. But specifically he's impacted the NBA. How has he changed the NBA? Well, I think you know, really the power forward position. And a lot of respects, you know, prototypical, if it was kind of one of those enforcer positions, I think Burke, injected skill into it not just being able to stretch defenses, you know, but to be able to, you know, put the ball on the ground, and, you know, you know, have the versatility of inside out in a lot of ways he kind of you know, maybe redefine the power for position a different way. But equally as effective as a guy like Kevin Garnett that did it with us lettuces them. And you know, all the things that he brought to the game..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"And we've really been trying to break down the experiences different experts have had the people have been close to around not only Dwayne Wade, but also Novitsky so we're now going to go to the shell Pennzoil performance. I'm where we're joined by Donnie Nelson general manager and vice president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks, Donnie, obviously historic night for Dirk you scouted him. The quote, we see is long tall skinny German drink water. What did you see in him? When you first saw him play man Jason Sarah us. He's a guy that had a knack for putting the ball in the basket from from deep and. You know, his body was just kind of you know, coming into it. But had the right stuff was definitely all of seven feet and a lot of times when kids show up from European shores. They have a tendency to sink shrink about six inches by the time. They get here. So though, no it was he certainly had the right stuff and proved it at the Nike hoop summit back in San Antonio twenty one years ago and ironically, that's where we play our last game tomorrow night. So it's a serendipitous ending to a unbelievable career. Tell me about coming to the states. We read that he was a bit apprehensive a little bit nervous. What was he like when he first arrived in Dallas? Sarah. He's a really kind of a lot like he is now he's just just an unbelievably incredible humble. You know, I guess superstar in the making back then did he was the end tip? Asus of Luca. You know, Luca really played at the highest level in Europe..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on The Russillo Show
"You have him at six I think they're times you would watch him and go why would I even take them at six that is a size thing. But I gotta tell like there were so many times, we're RJ's frustrations. Like, I I kind of understand him. But with reddish, I don't know if that's kind of the uncertainty after say the top three in this draft. Like, I just wonder you're gonna get this totally different after work outs and all sorts of stuff and reddish will be back to where we thought he was out of high school. But that first year Duke, I don't know I watched ton of those games. And I feel like it's he's still being propped up even though the stock is going down. For sure I think he's the guy who's going to benefit from the project process. Right. There's there's it's almost like there's too much time between the end of the season in June. And it gives you gives scouts kind of time to end us, frankly to talk yourself into guys, you know, you go to their age approach or you see some workouts. And you think man like, you know, he's he's six nine with a simple wingspan, and he's fluid shoot. And he's going gonna look really good in an empty, Jim. Right. And I think it wouldn't totally shock me. If he ends up going in the top five because of things like that. But you know, I think Jonathan is the one who kinda hit the nail on the head with him all year long. And like just seeing what he did in high school at so many different events and not showing up like, I'm at the Nike hoop summit right now in Portland, and he really really struggled all week. And it was a pressure packed environment. You're in this small gym with NBA GM's. It's it's quiet. There's no fans or outside noise. And he didn't show up there. He didn't show up at McDonald's practices. And and so, you know, we should have been a little bit more me personally, probably should have been a little bit more prepared for the up and down season that he had because it really was kind of his MO coming into well somebody that showed up all the time. And I remember the first job rant Tech's from scout very beginning of the year. And he's like make sure you don't sleep on this guy and don't fall into the trap of thinking because he's at Murray state. He's just dominating these weaker guys where do you see him right now in comparison like his chance versus everyone else to have the best career out of this draft. Yeah. I would say Zion is in a class of his own in in my eyes. And then I think it's I would rank jock. Clearly, the number two prospect in the draft. You know, I don't really see it a two way to be thing. I think he's going to be an absolute star. Just in terms of you. Nobody can say in front of this. You know, and it's it's not just in transition in the half court. Absolute blur. He can shoot it off the dribble with range. And I think people talk so much about his ability to get downhill the dunks. They wanna say west broker this or that. But like he's maybe the best passer and the draft and his I q is ridiculous. And then you kind of start digging on the kid and his background. And and where he's come from. And I just think that he has star, you know, written all over him. So I think he's going to have you know, usually takes point guards time. But I think with this kid he's going to be an instant guy. They want honest. Okay..
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on Get Up!
"Well, what happens defensive player goes back? He goes left just from a historical perspective, he finishes excessively better than James harden going to his left, then he didn't college and even better than this year. Let's look at this. Now, you've got Zion Williamson he's gonna Tak the paint. These guys are all frozen because of that what RJ bear recognizes is. I've got a shooter right here. I'm gonna make a simple play. I'm not going to force the game. I'm not gonna force up. Dr. Even though I'm officiant at I'm gonna make my team make better it's little things like this. It helps make RJ Barrett's game so much better. You've got his defensive player, you're helping off VAR Jaber. What do you have to do? The biggest thing is a shooter on the outside relocate just ever so slightly creates a longer run out that longer run out leads to an uncontested wide open three point shot. This is RJ Barrett to me again should be the number one pick because his talent level translates extremely well to the. NBA level. But more importantly, it's why Duke even without Zion. Williamson is going to go into Virginia Tech tonight and get a victory. I think it's interesting too because against Syracuse. You know, they play that zone. So he was almost the four like he had to go into the soft spot and constantly make plays there. We've seen his versatility. Would have you seen from the versatile RJ bear? He's never uncomfortable. Yeah. I saw this young man when he was sixteen years old going against a healthy. Michael porter jR, at the Nike hoop summit. And I left that week with everybody already signed. He was the youngest guy there by two years. He was the guy that was most impressive out of any of them. That's why I'm such a big fan out of him. Because he never gets rattled. He's been on the big stage before in the spotlight and without Zaylon. The spotlight is shining on RJ and he shining. I think we forget how young he is. Because remember he reclassified so he's one of the youngest players as well. And let's talk about the help that he may or may not receive against the Virginia Tech team. Cam reddish has to shoot the ball. Well, we have to see more from trae Jones. Do you see that happening as time progresses in Zion is not on the court? What you sort of see even from the first game. When this transpired against North Carolina. They. They were out of sorts, and they were stunned and they didn't respond. Well, you were there electric environment. Great pitchers with Obama, by the way. Thank you. All right. But you want to get Syracuse. And this was a team that was far more comfortable with where they had to get the ball. The Laurie had a much better game underneath and they're trying to find ways to get other people involved. And that's why I don't worry about too much about tonight's game. Because you're looking at Virginia Tech team without Justin Robinson that has lost their floor leader, and that's much more of a substantial loss because impacted them at both sides of the ball. RJ? Barrett is going to lead the way again tonight, the complimentary pieces are just find do. We don't have to hit the panic. The question that we always ask them. We're talking about college basketball, especially in the one and done era is where you going when you get drafted. And you take them number one overall take him number one rose almost get fired. I get fired as general manager because we want we wanted to sell seats like we would've zion's there. But this man could flat out go. He is legit. All right, fourteen for twenty against Syracuse. That's shooting seventy percent without dying on the floor against zone, by the way. In case. You didn't know it. Steve Nash is his godfather his dad played for the Canadian national team. And he's only what eighteen so the guy is pedigree. And obviously he puts up the numbers to make him productive coming up next on get up ESPN dot com released.
"nike hoop summit" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"This AM steals. I mean, he's just having a sensational season. But I was reading this. He got him out of the Adriatic league in twenty fourteen second round. I mean little background on on what they expected out of this guy when they got him and as he wildly exceeded expectations. Or was he kind of this sleeper that everybody knew one day was going to be unleashed a seven foot, dude who can shoot it and pass it. Oh, no. They had no idea that this was was, you know, nuggets front office has sort of you know, they they've shut as much. It is admitted as much talked about the things they really liked about him. Again. They they saw this guy who you could really pass the ball. The first time they really saw him was at the Nike hoop summit. You know, I think in two thousand thirteen and that was up in Portland where you have some of the best players internationally playing against some of the top American players. And they were kind of really impressed with the way that he just facilitated for a big man, you know, so they started see flashes of what he does does now. But you know, most of the teams in the league were scared away by his lack of athleticism. I mean, he's he is not a burner did any kinda way. He he does it. Look the part at all. And so I think there are a lot of teams that were kind of scared away with that the interesting part of of that whole thing was that the the nuggets in two thousand fourteen they drafted a center in the first round. They drafted Yousef Turkish and yet when they got to the second round they still they wanted some wanted some insurance there wanted. Some depth to the front court. And so they they selected the call Yokich. But yeah, they like they thought maybe he had a chance to be a decent role player. But certainly had no idea that he would break out to be, you know, one of the best young players in the NBA so early on. He's only twenty three years old. Yeah. What a story, and we'll watch him tonight for sure has the culture has nuggets cultured such a Broncos town. It's like, you know, Broncos this Broncos that new head coach for the Broncos probably dominating the the the the headlines over there. But house nuggets culture right now has the pulse of the city embracing this team question. Yeah. You you you hit on the head. I mean, it is it is certainly Broncos down. Usually like, you know, the hiring of an assistant offensive line coach will carry the day. But but it's really become. I I, you know, the sellouts there there have been I I think fifteen sellouts this year in in. I think I'm I'm not sure what the consecutive streak on that is. But it's, you know, something like seven or eight like the the the arenas filling up every night at this point right now. There is a lot. There is a lot of energy. I think people are starting to come around your, you know, you're starting to see the television news stations actually show up to the Pepsi center. So, but it's it's been it's been great. This team has been a lot of fun. You know to write about it. It's it's a good group of young young guys who are who are good to work with. And you know, I think the city is gravitating toward that again when you have a player like the color Yokich, you you you go and you watch him every night, you're going to see something different. I in his Gable completely change based on how he's defended based on what he feels like his team on a given night. He might go out and score forty like he did the other night against Trump blazers or you know, you might have sixteen assists. Like you didn't game against the jazz earlier this year. So the home crowd has seen both. And I think that's what keeps them coming back a seven footer and a Serbia rising up the NBA ranks for sure Nick, how do they view the warriors? I mean, obviously Mike Malone used to coach with Mark Jackson coach in Oakland. But you know, the worst forever or I should say forever for the last five years. Have been the gold standard. The league is clearly closed the gap. I mean aware now hustling to to to beat the the Mavericks at the buzzer and things like that. And they have yet to really put it together this year for various reasons, but how do the what's the talk about the warriors in Denver inside that locker room. I mean is this tonight a huge game? Or are they keep it in perspective? It's one of eighty two we'll see you in the spring. I mean, that's what they that's what they said, you know, about like, you know, we we just got to kind of stay focused, and you know, kind of another game kind of thing. But know, they there's a healthy respect for for what the words have done. I mean, a lot of these young guys on this team were literally kind of coming into league or even still in college as the warriors started they're kind of kinda run. So there's a lot of respect there. But the nuggets have also done a good job playing the warriors. I mean, they they've won three out of the last four games against Golden State going back to last year. So they've they feel like they can they match up pretty well with this team. Now, what would that mean for for a playoff series that could be a completely different story? But during the regular season of late the nuggets have done a pretty good job with this team. So. So I think they feel confident and and I know the crowd tonight is going to be pretty incredible. So it's not just another game. I think this team is going to really play with a lot of energy to try to match what Golden State does. And I get the sense that Golden State cares about this one tonight to like you said at the top more more than they probably would for oh January regular season game. Yes. On staff, and then just kind of just beyond Yokich Malone, and the culture and all that other players for people who are just kind of warriors fans who believe that. There's no world outside the words. You gotta start learning the other guys Jamal Murray, a Gary Harris, maybe who who to you. I think has sort of a Yokich is main supporting cast in is worth watching tonight. Yeah. So Jamal Maria. You mentioned has been the other guy that's kind of really taking a big week with his third year. His second year starting point guard for the nuggets still only twenty one years old. You know, he's already had games of forty eight forty six points this year. He had a thirty four point second half in Sacramento. So he's a guy who has really really blossom Keefer him now. Because he he he's the guy like I said that can go out and just scored absolute bunches, the key for him has been consistency. And that that's been the challenge that Michael Malone has laid down to him. But but he's a guy at twenty one years old who's giving you just about twenty points. So you know, what's interesting about Jamal Murray is is a lot of times. What what what quarter spent should watch for is that most teams, obviously, they use their center as the screener. And then the point guard comes off of it and the nuggets do that too. But they also run a lot of inverted pick and roll where the coal Yokich. We'll be the ball handler and Jamal Murray will be the one setting the screen, and it causes confusion for defense is a lotta times because you don't wanna switch up. Point guard onto Nicole Yokich because they'll just back them down from the very top of the key. So that's something to watch sports. It's a it's an interesting wrinkle in how the Doug it's rather offense. But I think is the other big guy to watch. All right, Nick should be a lot of fun. And and who knows Nick we we may be chasing you down in may. When you're coming out here telling you where to go get your burritos out here in San Francisco. You could you could be here for a week for the Western Conference finals. So anyway, that will be great. It would be fun, man. Hey, enjoy the game. We appreciate you coming on the show. And then we'll keep reading in the Atlantic, man. Really? Appreciate it. Think you guys? Hi, Nick, the cosmic of the athletic. That's one of the things about the athletic coves free ad for him is when you're a subscriber you can get access to all these other market right while I do in that especially like whenever teams coming to town. You can check out with their big asthma looking at they provide good sound eight Tim Cal commie. You owe us a slice of pizza for that free ad, right? There is where do we get that slice? Well, you can answer it. 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