19 Burst results for "Pat Connaughton"
"pat connaughton" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"This isn't on my list, but I want to ask you real quick, like, just pro or anti the hard end trade for the Clippers? Pro. I'm pro, too, I don't, again, people are like, I heard people say, like, this is not going to, like, help you beat the Nuggets, or, like, you've got to try, also, the last guy I've seen have any measure of success guarding Jokic one-on-one was somehow P.J. Tucker in that Sixers-Nuggets game last year. I'm not saying that he can do it for a full playoff series, but... He can't. It would, I think that would be an interesting matchup if both teams were at full strength. Can I just say, if I was the Clippers, the person I would be putting on Nicole Jokic is Kawhi Leonard. I think I'd put Tuck on Jokic and have Leonard on Gordon so he can roam. Or what I would do, okay, that's a fine idea, or what I would do is I would put Kawhi on Jamal Murray so I can switch that pick and roll and completely neutralize it. That's like what I would... I mean, I don't know, a lot of teams have tried, though, we're going to switch that pick and roll and completely neutralize it, and have, in fact, not neutralized it. Hey, there's only one Kawhi Leonard, baby. I thought the Heat were in decent position switching Jimmy and Bam on the Murray-Jokic pick and roll, and it was like, nope. Jimmy's great, Jimmy's not Kawhi, but... I agree. I've seen... Listen, we'll get to Jokic, but there's no one guarding him one-on-one at the end of the day. That is true. Okay, let's move on to the Bucks. Let's keep the takery going. Buy or sell, the Damian Lillard trade made the Bucks worse. I'm buying that. Ooh, let's go. Let's get some Masala right off the jump here. You know what? I thought they'd hit the ground running, and it's so funny because we spent like... I guess it was not months because the trade happened so soon before the season, but we were like, everyone. Everyone and their grandmother was like, the Giannis-Dame pick and roll, unstoppable. And it's like, they run four a game. Like none in the fourth quarter. It's like, what's going on? What have you made of the experience so far? I mean, the offense is whatever. I'm sure they'll figure it out. They're eighth right now. They're not spamming the Dame-Giannis pick and roll, and you know, I'm sure there's reasons for that or whatever. I'm sure Chris Middleton will hopefully look better and healthier and all that. I know I'm being optimistic about the offense, but I will say that Dame's statistical profile right now is almost identical to what he was two years ago, when he had the core abdominal injury, and he was just terrible, and people were starting to wonder if he was on a decline in his career. His counting stats are lower than Tyler Herro's currently, which is just fun. It's just humorous. Yeah, and he's shooting below 30% from behind the three-point line, that won't stay like that. And he's getting to the free throw line, which is great. But last year, he was arguably the best... I mean, there's catch-all statistics and metrics that had him as literally the best offensive player in the NBA. That's the type of season he had. He doesn't look like that at all so far, and they have time, so I'm not really worried about the offense. I think the defense is kind of like... The offense has to work, because the defense is not something that will ever work. I don't have any faith in that. It looks like a team that needs to make a trade, honestly. The personnel, I don't think that this defense can be corrected and fixed with who is there. And they don't have anything to trade. So it's... Unless it was like Brook Lopez, which would be a major C change for them. Yeah, sure. Like fundamentally alter who you are. That would be really tough. And he's kind of... He hasn't been as good as he was last year, but he's still a beast down low, and a real deterrent at the rim. But I just, yeah, defensively, they are... It's bad now. They're bad in transition, they're porous on the perimeter, they have just bad defenders all over the court. They're really small besides Giannis and Brook, and when those guys are resting, and they don't stagger. Adrian Griffin hasn't really gone out of his way to stagger those two either, so when they're both off the court, it's just like, oh my god, it's Bobby Portis and Pat Connaughton. It's like a free-for-all, it's just really ugly stuff. Pacers were lighting them up last night. Poor Malik Beasley, that clip is kind of going viral, I guess, of Halliburton pointing for the screen. Beasley thinking it's coming, and then Halliburton just blows right by him, and Beasley has just no idea what happened. But I'm with you, it's not just Dame that can be kind of attacked on the perimeter, because they're hiding Dame basically every night, defensively, but it's like, they start Beasley.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Now they look great against Portland. But they look good and they're healthy. And the last thing they want to do is bring the James Harden problem onto their team. So Philly has no options. He's got to come back in the next 28 days. But their best thing that happened to Philly this week was that the Bulls looked like shit yesterday. And that's probably the panic team for James Harden. If the Bulls are just like, Jesus, what do we do? Hey, all right, maybe we just get out of Zach Levine's money and figure it out. But the Sixers-Bucks thing, the thing that jumped out to me from the Philly side is, you know, in beads coming off this MVP year, he really did not have a good Boston playoff series. Certainly not a series he could feel good about in any respect. And you see some of these other guys come back from disappointments, like even somebody like Giannis. And they're like, they just look like they're in amazing shape and incredible focus. I thought he sucked tonight. And I did. Especially in the fourth quarter, I just thought, you know, he missed a bunch of shots in a row. The key play of the game, they're swinging the ball around. He does that touch pass. Oh my gosh. Maybe the worst touch pass I've ever seen. Right to the Bucks. They get a fast break and he doesn't run back. And they end up, the fast break doesn't work out. They throw it back for a three and he still hasn't run back. And it's a five point swing. And it was a lot of stuff like that. He fell down a bunch of times. And this was not a, hey man, I know we don't have James Harden, but get on my back guys. I didn't feel that way at all. You know, and he's going against Giannis too. So I thought from a Philly standpoint, that was pretty discouraging because there are other guys played really well. I thought that was a great Maxi game. Maxi, like he's got all the Bucks games circled because he's like 30 plus. They got a lot out of Oubre, and Harris in a contract here looked really good. Thought some of their bench guys looked okay, but he was the piece that didn't come through for them. And on the flip side on the Bucks, like it's just Dame and Giannis and some Lopez. And then they got a little more from Jay Crowder than I thought. But I left that game a little suspicious of both teams. I know that's weird to say, what about you? Well, I think Middleton being on a very clear minutes limit and looking like a guy on a minutes limit, it kind of bends Milwaukee's rotation in certain ways. It certainly asks a lot of not only Dame, because he's kind of taking on more ball handling, but even your Malik Beasley's and your Pat Connaughton's, like those guys are just having to do more than hopefully for the Bucks they will ultimately have to do. So I think we'll see. What's heartening about the Dame part of it is just like we've never seen Giannis play with anything remotely like this before. Oh my God, that was awesome. 39 points. And as I said earlier, there's a lot to work out in terms of what this offense is gonna look like and how those two are gonna work together. And in fairness to Giannis, figuring out your short roll game with a new teammate when Joel Embiid is waiting for you in the paint every time, like the difficulty has been ratcheted up for this particular scenario. So I'm conscious of that. But for any hand wringing you would wanna do about the Bucks, when it came time to decide like who was gonna close this game, there was complete clarity as far as who that was gonna be. And we'll see if that is because Dame was having a great night, or if that's just kind of what his role in this team is gonna be. But in terms of his place in the offense, Giannis teammates don't score this much. They just don't. Like they had categorically, historically have not. It happened two times all last season. Two Drew Holiday games where Giannis teammates scored 39 or more. No Giannis teammate ever has attempted 17 free throws before.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"I'm not going to, I'm going to put you on the spot right here. Please. And I know you love your warriors. Seat curves in all time. He's going to go to the Hall of Fame. He goes to the Hall of Fame as a coach. You know, their staff did not inform Steph curry that they didn't have any time out. That looks like a catastrophic failure on their part. Hold on, Scott. You don't want to stop you there. Look, Steph Curry said, hey, we used a challenge. I thought the challenge was a timeout. It was a little gray area there. So I'll give this, hold on. I'll give the four time champion. You're getting a little bit. No, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. Give me the give me the floor to explain that. Here we go. You've got the floor. Even the best of the best make mistakes, but every time the best of the best to make mistakes, we chalk it up eyes all right. They're 20 assistant coaches there. And none of them informed them. Okay, what about my boon holes or .5? You still have one to burn. You're not going to call that timeout. You're not going to advocate for more time on the clock. You're not going to advocate for Jimmy Butler pushing off on pat Connaughton. You're just going to let that go. You're just going to let that .5 go. So who knows what a championship two years ago? My point is even the best of the best make mistakes when every time Joe mazula does something, which all kinds of great coaches do, everyone that I are too young to have ready for the moment. So I'm telling you right now, the guy's good and he's going to be great. He could be great this year. He's learning on the fly, he's making mistakes. He's like, anybody makes a mistake. And in the playoffs. The only guy I could tell you, I really don't think has made a mistake as they're exposed to. That guy has not made a mistake. But outside of that, guys are going to do that. So I think it's appropriate for any coach in high stress positions to kind of blow a coverage here or not have your team prepared to go against a team without Joel embiid and I'll tell you what from game one to game two. You hit all the right buttons. We need to be we need to impose our will in this game. So a lot of and listen, I'm going at you, but really it's a thing up here. Everyone sits around and says, adjustments adjustments. Why are we looking at them and say, and they're adjustment is always, I wouldn't play the guy who played that. Well, you guys tell me that beforehand. You know what I mean? Anybody can go back and say, oh yeah, he should have played more. He should have played less, but in the moment, you got to make the decision that you think is best your team. I think personally Joe's doing a great job. I think he's getting kind of a bad rep here. And he doesn't even handle the outside media very well because he's kind of short to the point just gets out. And it's fine when you're Bill Belichick and you got ten super bowls and all that stuff but it's not buying your job Missoula and you're in your first year. And people in media got to get out of their feelings when they don't like a guy and then all of a sudden they think he's not very good. You can not like a guy and he really good. Or you can love a guy and that guy could not be very good. It's just the way it goes. I mean, Joe's doing a great job and he's getting sort of unfair shake right now with his team and everyone thinks that this team won the championship last year. They had their ups and downs last year too and now they're having some this year, everyone plays to Joe Missoula. Yeah, no, I understand sky. It's okay, man. I'm okay, brother. You know, I know you putting up for your guy. A certain way like someone goes back and you on Twitter. Now all of a sudden you've got it the next guy for asking the same question. That's not what it is. Right now my man Joe Missoula. No, I got him. Brian scalabrine Celtics analyst for NBC sports Boston, but the one thing I can see in looking at this series now, if Joel embiid is able to play in game three, what changes for the Celtics approach you think for their game plan? Yeah, so it was really interesting. I thought Doc Rivers really handled that. Well, a lot of people were saying in B shouldn't play why are you playing him? You're not going to win this game anyway. But I looked at that game and I think Doc Rivers looked at it the same way. This is a great game to knock the rust off. But you're not going to want to have 13 days off before he goes in place and hoist that MVP trophy and all the emotions of that. Like I thought yesterday was an appropriate way for him to kind of get out there and get his feel back and I'm expecting him B2B dominated. Do don't hoist up an MVP trophy and go out there and lay an egg. So I'm expecting a huge game from MBD and I'm also expecting Jason Tatum to bounce back only 7 points. He's scored in double figures in a 160 straight gains. That's fourth all time and Celtic history. And last night, just 7 points on foul trouble just one field goal. So I saw something really interesting. PJ Tucker has been stuck to Jayson Tatum, but last night in the third quarter, he switched over to guarding Jalen Brown, who had the high hand who really had a great game. Maybe one of the greatest games as far as the floor game I've ever seen. So where I'm expecting stars to really show up. I'm expecting Tatum to be big. And I'm expecting MB to be big. And I'm expecting to be a hostile environment. So everyone thinks it's something happened advantage. You kind of got to throw it out when like the sixers do have the best player on the floor, even though I believe the Celtics are a better team. He's Brian scalabrine. He's also a serious XM NBA radio host and you cover the entire league, not just to sell ticks. And it's been this narrative. And I heard you speaking about this the other day riding around in my car. Just kind of what's going on in Memphis. Obviously, Dylan Brooks is seem to be the scapegoat of a basketball team that underperform, right? We expect that this grizzlies team to possibly compete in the Conference Finals. They didn't make it there. And so everyone says it's because of Dylan Brooks and he poked the bear in LeBron James and LeBron James basically is going to get him who's not even on his team out of the myth out of Memphis, I know you've been around. You've been in the league when you played for 11 seasons. You won championships and all that stuff. Have you seen something like this to where people are kind of scapegoating one person, but yet it's a lot of deficiencies within that team and while they do not perform. No, never. I don't understand why Memphis went down this road. First of all, let's look at it from Memphis point of view, right? You could use Dylan Brooks as a sign and trade to get something else if you don't want to back. Right. Let's look at it from Dylan Brooks standpoint. You want your own team
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"AP sports some Josh Valtteri, a busy night of playoff action Wednesday as we start on the hardwood where Memphis tied it serious with LA one O three 93 in a game two win. The grizz played without star John morant, who has a hand injury, but Xavier Tillman scored 22 in the win. Also out west Denver took a two O series lead topping Minnesota one 22 one 13. Jamal Murray scored 40. In the east, the box tied their series with Miami one 38 one 22 Milwaukee played without Giannis Anton Takuma, who missed with a back injury, but pat Connaughton had 22 points off the bench. On the ice, the Panthers dropped Boston 6 three to even their series at a game apiece. Carolina grabbed the four three win and a two zero series lead thanks to an OT goal by yes perforce. Out west, the stars tied their series at a game of peace, dropping the wild 7 three, the oilers edged LA four two to tie that series. And on the diamond, the mets topped the Dodgers 5 three behind 5 hits from Brandon nimmo. Max Scherzer though tossed from the game after three innings following multiple umpire investigations into a foreign substance on Scherzer's pitching hand. I'm Josh rowntree, AP sports.
Bucks make 25 3s, beat Heat 138-122 without Antetokounmpo
"Playing without their big man, the bucks took it outside and crushed the heat one 38 one 22 to even the first round series at a game of peace. Milwaukee tide a record for three pointers in a playoff game, going 25 of 49. Pat Connaughton furnished a playoff career high 22 points while shooting 6 for ten from beyond the arc. Brook Lopez finished with 25 points and drew holiday added 24 for the bucks who led by 32 in the first half despite playing without Giannis at tenta kumpo. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points for the heat, who host game three on Saturday. I'm Dave ferry.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"So Chris, what do you make of their offensive struggles? Are you willing to chalk it up to, hey, they need their guys back or are you now in a position where you're maybe worried about Milwaukee? So I'm going to put a lot of it on just they have the 5th worst offense in the NBA. Right. So you mentioned before those Tom thibodeau bowls, which I always thought that they were really interesting from the standpoint of they obviously played a lot of time without Derek rose. And they held their own, you know, largely because of what you pointed out, they played their best players long minutes, even when rose was out, which was risky given that rose might have gotten hurt for that same reason. Anyway, you know, they could hold the fort for just long enough, but then I've always wondered, and there's not really a way to determine it definitively. But I've always wondered if when a team goes without a guy for so long, then they finally get that guy back and then they're right back out of the lineup again because they get hurt or because they like physically aren't right. I've always wondered if that kind of like it would be like if you ran a marathon, you get to the finish line and then when you get through the finish line, I actually got another four miles coming around. Like that has to be just kind of like, God, you know, I'm tired, I'm exhausted. And I think the bucks have enough defense to stay competitive and win a lot of these games. But one, Giannis can't play every minute because butt is not going to butt is not going to be Jason Kidd here and play his superstar 8 million minutes. If anything, we've seen the opposite in the playoffs before where he's subbing on us out with like two minutes left in a game to get him a breather. But I just wonder on some level are the guys exhausted from trying to hold down the fort for so long with that Middleton. Also Middleton is like the most traditional star have, really. Right. Where I just kind of feel like creating Giannis is capable of doing it obviously is a great passer, but he's got deficiencies that make Middleton the more dangerous player of the two. In certain moments, which is why that's stupid thing a playoff run or two ago where we were like, you know, Batman and Robin, but honest is Robin. You remember, so but if you have to have those conversations, there's obviously some truth to it that Middleton is just the guy that he's more of a mid range threat. You know, he's more of a three level scorer than Giannis. So I think that that takes a toll. I mean, if you look at it just on a base level, the role guys, a lot of the bench players have just not shot well this year. Bobby portis has had a perfectly fine year, but he's shot 32% from three. Pat Connaughton normally a very good three point shooter, one of the ones they rely on the most as a role guy shooting 31% George Hill 31%. Joe inglis, who's new to the rotation, but like his playing 20 minutes a game, 31%. So Wes Matthews 31%.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"The best team in the NBA right now. 9 in one after the loss to Atlanta on Monday. That was their third game in four nights. Understandable that they struggled in the second half of that one. Giannis is putting up MVP numbers hour. Drew holidays putting up all star numbers. They have the number one defense in the NBA and they have done all this while Chris Middleton has played exactly zero minutes for them this season. Howard, we've talked about the parody in the NBA, but is Milwaukee right now on or in a tier all to their own? They are. And by the way, when you mention Middleton hasn't played yet, yes, really important factor here, Chris Middleton, great score, great shooter. Defender, everything they'll be better when he gets back. But he's not even the only significant piece they're missing because pat Connaughton hasn't played and Joe ingles hasn't played. And the reason I bring up those guys also, they're not obviously Middleton's level, but think of how deep the rotation is. And by the way, think about how much shooting that is. Chris Middleton is a 39 percent career three point shooter. Connaughton, career 36%, ingles, career 41%, not to mention Joe angles, really good playmaker, great with the ball in his hands and another guy who, you know, between him and Middleton and Yanis and drew holiday. Like, that's a bunch of guys who can do something with the ball in their hands, make plays, get other guys open. They're going to be even better. The bucks are going to be even better. And they just suffered their first loss last night. Interestingly, they've got the by far the number one defense in the NBA, like three points per 100 possessions better than Cleveland, who's number two. And a huge leap from last year. There were 14 in defense last season, which actually surprised me. I thought they would have been better. They're up to their number one buy a lot. They're only 18th in offense right now, and that's a big plummet from last season when they were third overall. So the offense should get better. If I were going to, you know, play Milwaukee Grinch here for a minute, Chris. Giannis usage rate is through the freaking roof. And it's paying off for them. It's paying dividends, and maybe it's partially out of necessity because of the absence of Middleton when he gets back things will come back to a little more equilibrium. But even in this era of these do everything high usage players like Hardin during his Houston years and rust during his Oklahoma years and Luca and Dallas, this is still like almost a historic outlier. I looked it up real quick. So Yanis usage
"pat connaughton" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"About Milwaukee the best team in the NBA right now. 9 in one after the loss to Atlanta on Monday. That was their third game in four nights. Understandable that they struggled in the second half of that one. Giannis is putting up MVP numbers hour. Drew holidays putting up all star numbers. They have the number one defense in the NBA and they have done all this while Chris Middleton has played exactly zero minutes for them this season. Howard, we've talked about the parody in the NBA, but is Milwaukee right now on or in a tier all to their own? They are. And by the way, when you mention Middleton hasn't played yet, yes, really important factor here, Chris Middleton, great score, great shooter. Defender, everything they'll be better when he gets back. But he's not even the only significant piece they're missing because pat Connaughton hasn't played and Joe ingles hasn't played. And the reason I bring up those guys also, they're not obviously Middleton's level, but think of how deep the rotation is. And by the way, think about how much shooting that is. Chris Middleton is a 39% career three point shooter. Connaughton, career 36%, ingles, career 41%, not to mention Joe angles, really good playmaker, great with the ball in his hands and another guy who, you know, between him and Middleton and Yanis and drew holiday. Like, that's a bunch of guys who can do something with the ball in their hands, make plays, get other guys open. They're going to be even better. The bucks are going to be even better. And they just suffered their first loss last night. Interestingly, they've got the by far the number one defense in the NBA, like three points per 100 possessions better than Cleveland, who's number two. And a huge leap from last year. There were 14 in defense last season, which actually surprised me. I thought they would have been better. They're up to their number one buy a lot. They're only 18th in offense right now, and that's a big plummet from last season when they were third overall. So the offense should get better. If I were going to, you know, play Milwaukee Grinch here for a minute, Chris. Giannis usage rate is through the freaking roof. And it's paying off for them. It's paying dividends and maybe it's partially out of necessity because of the absence of Middleton when he gets back things will come back to a little more equilibrium. But even in this era of these do everything high usage players like Hardin during his Houston years and rust during his his Oklahoma years and Luca and Dallas, this is still like almost a historic outlier. I looked it up real quick. So
"pat connaughton" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Absolutely. Absolutely. And then we've got we didn't get to this yesterday. Pat Connaughton received an extension as well. With Milwaukee Bucks. Yeah. So that's no problem with that. He's an underrated rebounder. He's got the ability to shoot the three for you and everything. Yeah, you can plug them into the starting lineup when need be if you need them off the bench, he can do that. He can pretty much do whatever you need him to do. He's one of the rare players who loses almost nothing efficiency wise, starting or coming off the bench. She's basically the same guy no matter what, which is, which is good, because he's good. You know, that can be bad if the player stings, obviously, but he's a pretty good there. So yeah. And I will say on a personal note, when I was in Vegas for summer league, I hosted two events for kids that included pat Connaughton Dorian Finney Smith was involved one day demar Derozan was involved as well. And seeing the way pat worked with those kids and getting to chat with him for a bit, you know, about kind of just the way he approaches things. He was absolutely incredible. He was just in his element, working with all these kids, just having so much fun with them, coaching them up. I will forever be a pat Connor and fan now seeing the way that he was around those kids and really not just showing up to smile and wave or anything like that. But getting out there playing with the kids, working with them and really going out of his way to make to make the day for those kids. Do you know why, why, why? He's such a good guy. I have a feeling, you're going to tell me why. Because he's from Massachusetts. So we had someone say, start breaking these long pod shows in a ten minute clips. We have eclipse channel, Trevor. We do. We do. We've got our clips channel that is set up. I'll put there is a link in the description of our last video that was posted to our YouTube channel. I'll put that one over here as well. And that one is in a super chat. So start breaking these long shows into ten minute clips. You're leaving a lot of money on the table. Look, we have our clips channel that's set up. And yeah, it's definitely go check it out and go subscribe. I'll see if I can find the link in just a second here. Someone asked the hornets over officially pull the off or she wasn't an offer she did this qualifying offer for miles bridges. They did not, there's a couple of ways to think through that. I think one of the thoughts around why they wouldn't pull that qualifying offer is leaving him restricted, makes it less likely another team will swoop in and sign him.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"He's the best playmaker of this group because he's actually a pretty good passer. What will determine for Bruce Brown is do you believe he's a 40% shooter and is that percentage scalable with a little bit more volume? Because if you think he can get to three or four attempts per game maybe even 5 or 6 and maintain high 30s or low 40s as a percentage, now all of a sudden you've got a guy who's really, really good because of his all around ability to do things. So that's where let's see. With that one. But it's tough with him because yeah, 'cause this is, you know, all depends on what you think he is and what he can be for you. I want to go next to pat Connaughton. Player option, I will be shocked if he picks up his player option. He was really good. I have him in the starter tier because he did start for a lot of the year for the box, mostly due to some injuries and things like that, but this guy is just whether you stardom or you put him on your bench. He's going to come in, he's going to shoot really well. He's way more athletic than he ever gets credit for. He's got springs. Yeah, he's got like that white guy label of sneaky quick sneaky athletic. So the dogs have decided to chime in on this one. But yeah, he is, and he's tough, he's, you know, he's a guy who just fits. He's been there on championship level teams. And he raises his game in the postseason. He was better in the playoffs than he had been in the regular season. Two years running, including in the bucks title run. So I'm a big pack content guy. Again, I think probably mid level ish. Or maybe Milwaukee just says, hey, we got to lock this down right away. And he doesn't even get that close. And they can't replace him, right? So there's going to be some incentive. Like, it wouldn't shock me if we see like a Robert Covington style deal for pat conington, where the bucks just look at it and say, you know what? We don't want to deal with this guy hitting the market. Let's get this done, even if it means we have to give him, you know, maybe he's an MLE guy and the bucks give him 11 or give him 12. You know what I mean? Exactly. Yeah, hey, another team will give you the MLE..
"pat connaughton" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"You know, when yaz was going one on one, basically the Celtics were happy to let him do that. So that it meant that the bucks wouldn't get threes all over the place. That was the big change. The buck shot basically fewer threes than not even just them, but just the league that we've really seen in years, the fewest threes made that we've seen in years, certainly on that stage. And that is Milwaukee's lifeblood. And so is Boston going to keep guarding the same way. I imagine that they would since it shut down Giannis to some extent. Certainly in that first half. But if you're the bucks, do you start using him as a screener more? And do you start going to other things to try to throw Boston's defense off since they're looking for Giannis to try to go one on one? If he's not going to do that, what is their defense look like? And does it maybe give you advantages in other spots? So that's what I'm looking for is to see how much of that momentum and Reggie Miller fashion does carry over and how much they can actually take from that game plan wise to try to throw off a defense that really had their number at least in the first half first three quarters of game two. Yeah, great point. I think what's really fascinating and I'll echo it is how can Milwaukee generate efficient offense. Their offense in the first two games has been absolutely terrible. Giannis is shooting 38.5% from the floor in this series. And it speaks to his greatness that he can average was 27 11 and 9 and a half assists or something like that in two games and you look at it. Look at those numbers and you're like, wow, he's dominating. And then when you watch the games, it's like this dude is really struggling. And you got to tip your cap to Al Horford. You got to tip your cap to grant Williams, who was the star of the good news in a lot of ways. And yeah, they switched up their coverage on him a little bit less help, fewer double teams, more single coverage, all of that. But what really is fascinating to me is those empty corner screen and rolls were Giannis is the screener for grace and Allen or pat Connaughton or drew holiday. And he rolls and there's no help from the strong side corner and whoever has the ball is going middle and the Celtics just basically let them waltz in for a layup because whoever's guarding Giannis is sticking to Giannis. What's fascinating to me about that, which happened a lot of that success happened when the bucks were down by so you can't take too much away. But what's really fascinating to me is who else is on the floor and most notably brook Lopez is not on the floor. And how do how does bud adjust to what is once again? They won the title last year with brook Lopez playing a significant role, but they escaped the Brooklyn Nets series with brook Lopez just getting absolutely torched. And I do wonder right now with Chris Middleton out, which completely changes the equation for them offensively. How do you get Giannis going? And to me, it's like, you look at the numbers with and I have them right in front of me here with Giannis on the floor with brook Lopez. Milwaukee's offensive rating is 75.9. When Giannis is not on the floor, or when Yanis is on the floor without brook Lopez, it's one 17.1. And Milwaukee's starting 5, which is Bobby portis, brook Lopez, Giannis, west Matthews and drew holiday. They played 19 minutes. And their offensive rating is 69.0. So I just wonder is bud going to cut brick Lopez's minutes because the offense has just been so atrocious with him on the court. Defensively though, he is everything for them. He is so integral to how they want to play. And they've had a lot of success limiting Boston's attempts at the rim. Boston's shooting shot 93 threes in two games. Milwaukee shot 52 threes like that math is just hilarious to me. In 2022. But limiting the rim is what they want to do on defense. And if you take Brooke off the floor, how does that impact that? Do you see Jalen attacking the rim more? Do you see Giannis getting into foul trouble? Because Tatum is attacking the rim more. Are you able to get lobster rob Williams? That's sort of thing. So I think it's just a huge conundrum right now with Chris Middleton out. Do you downsize and just get more spacing or do you just trust and believe that your defense can carry you for the rest of the series? I don't know what the answer is, but that's what I'm looking for in game three. It's not, it's not a great thing and I think it gives you not to jump too far ahead. I think it gives you more appreciation for a team like Phoenix or not even not even a team, but like ayton, which if you're 8 and you've got to feel really good. Number one, you're about to make a lot of money, like a lot of money. Aside from that, which I guess being in the NBA always affords you that possibility. For all the crap you've had to hear. And I think I was guilty of it even early on is that basically, you know, I think the kings obviously are the team that looks absolute worst from that drafts, but ayton, certainly. Bagley, but then there was Trey for a while, got that criticism as well. I think a little bit. And Luca, and on how can you pass on a couple guys that could be generational as far as how many times they're all stars or the titles they're going to win or whatever else. Is the guy, you know, even Luca within that series we're watching him kind of get torched because there's no good matchup for him to be had out there. You're targeting him. I mean, the great thing about Phoenix and the great thing about 8 and to some extent is that they're kind of game plan proof as far as like it's really hard to play that dude off the floor. Now when Frank Kaminsky is having to play, you know, and not to knock him too much 'cause I know he's obviously been out this year, but obviously in the finals last year. Stuff can get rough when somebody gets hurt when somebody's out or when there's just one really bad matchup and it involves someone that you really need on one side of the ball. And it's crazy to think that Brooke would be kind of at the root of maybe some of the offensive problems because in theory that makes sense when you're talking about someone that can't shoot, it's interesting when it's Brooke Lopez and it's someone that, if anything, that's maybe become the strongest part of this offensive game and gone away against the grain from what he was as a back to the basket guy. I really slow plotting sort of guy. He's very skilled, but that there's still reasons that you kind of need more space just for where he would be if it's going to be the corner. Or if a team feels like that they can get away with ignoring him. So Adam the corner. They'll give him the corner. They're going to give you that. And especially if it means that they can have extra hands and arms in there against yeah, so it's crazy to think like how intricate all this stuff is. I think I even used this in one of my recent stories where you think about watches and all the pieces they have. And how much I think about the jobs I would never want to have as a person, like a hobby, nothing I would ever want to do. I would never want to have to be somebody that has to fix watches because there's like 8 trillion parts that are all smaller than your fingernail. In the back of one. But that's how many parts and things are going into a series at any given moment. And the idea that matchups matter in the playoffs. We know that, but it's crazy to think that someone that is literally half of the reason sometimes maybe the entire reason that Boston might struggle to score in a good game plan based around Brooke largely around him and.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"For the Milwaukee box. So why don't we just go to you off the top on this before I give my thoughts since you're the Celtics guy here, even though I am supporting you where to green shirt today? Maybe it's buck's green. I don't know. I don't know. It does lean more boxed. But in any event, Celtics bucks on a go to gets Yanis onto the Kung Pao perennial MVP candidate multi time MVP. How are you feeling going into this series? Yeah, for this Celtics, they catch a break here with Chris Middleton being out. There's no other way to put it. He is the box. People look at me a little weird when I say this. Giannis is obviously the box best creator of everything. But he just Yanis does it like a bulldozer, right? A bulldozer is going to create a whole great space. It's going to create whatever it needs. That's Giannis. Middleton is their guy. You throw the ball too. He's going to get you off the dribble shot or something like that. Drew holiday is good at that. He's not as good as it is Chris Middleton is, especially looking to score for himself. If you look at him watch the box historically, late clock, Middleton's the guy who gets the ball with under 5 on the shot clock and has to find something, whether it's a shot for himself or a driving kick or whatever it is. So that is a massive loss because what they'll do, I don't know the big against the bulls without them. They want with Bobby portis. In his place in the starting group, I don't really you can do that against Boston because Boston can match that size because of how big Jayson Tatum is on the wing. As well as Jalen Brown and Marcus smart can defend any of those guys too. In their switching system. So I think they're going to have to go to one of the shooters, whether it be pat Connaughton in there or Grayson Allen in that starting group. I think that's where you have to go in whole holiday and Giannis can create enough for you, and you kind of rebalance yourself in that way..
"pat connaughton" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"They forgot that you need quality role players to win in the NBA. I know the bucks had drew holiday, Yanis and Chris Middleton, but they got really good minutes from pat Connaughton Bobby portis types. In the playoffs last year. And that's how they were able to win. And the Lakers don't really have that. Yeah, that's again. Going back to what the Lakers did in the off season, they sacrificed a lot of their depth in order to get Russell Westbrook, hoping that he would give you so much firepower that it would overcome, not having that depth. It just hasn't worked out that way. So I have a question for you. This is, you know, you gave me the hypothetical the rockets call they do this. Here's mine to you. Here's my fake call. It's Thursday morning and Troy weaver of the Detroit Pistons coliseum. And he says, okay, I've heard all the rumblings we've had 30 conversations about how you're going to give me THT none in the first for Jeremy grant. I've said no 30 times. I appreciate that you stopped calling. But I'm willing to reopen the talks. But I need Austin Reeves. Now what do you say? The same deal you just add Austin Reeves and you get Jeremy grant. If I were the power, if I were wrong, Europe, my answer would be no. And here's why. Here's why. And this would take a little bit of working the phones and finding out information. If I'm rob, I'm out on Jeremy Graham. And this is why, because from what we've heard, and I would need to confirm that this is in fact true. What we've heard is that Jeremy grant does not want to be the third or fourth option on a team. He doesn't want that. And that's fine. There's nothing wrong with that. He's been the first option on the pistons. If he says, look, I understand the mic and traded. I really don't want to go back to being the fourth option on a team somewhere. I'm not interested in doing that at all. I feel like my game, whatever it is, whatever his reasoning is, he doesn't want to do that. That's the role on the Lakers. At best at best he would be the third option on the Lakers. And if he says, I don't want to do that. That's not where I want to be. That's not where I want my career to go, then you know you know that he's not going to sign that extension with you, and he's probably leaving, not this summer, but he's a free agent the next summer, he probably leaves at that point. Now, maybe that following summer, LeBron, maybe he sails off into the sunset. Lakers rosters Turner, all of that, maybe that changes. But most likely, he's not going to sign that extension with you. So then you're looking at potentially moving him and then while you've got him, you've got a player who's not happy in his role. Jeremy grant is good. I like Jeremy grant's skill set. He is a great fit. But if the word that you're getting is, I don't want to be there because I feel like this is me, my game taking a step.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"I'm gonna be honest, I don't think there's a good defender in that group, like pat Connaughton, I think gets by defensively and is like okay, he solid within scheme, but like there's not a plus defender in that group. Your holiday is missed like quite a bit of time. I guess he missed what maybe like 5 or 6 games looking at the minute totals now. He actually hasn't missed nearly as much as what I thought he had. But Chris Middleton has missed a little bit of time here and there. The fact that the audience has held this defense together by a string is absolutely bonkers to me. His rotational ability, his ability to play more center, his ability to be like the primary rim protector for a team that desperately needs it at times. Yeah, he's just been unbelievable defensively, and that's, oh, by the way, while averaging 28 points, 11 rebounds 6 assists, I think this is probably his best passing year that I've seen. He seems a lot more comfortable just making plays and being able to read with defenses are giving him as a passer. He's still not really shooting threes or anything, but he looks more comfortable to take the shots that are available to him in the mid range. I think that, again, this is if not the best Giannis we've seen. It's right on par with his two MVPs at this point. Yeah. I mean, I don't have a problem with any of that. Look, I'm not going to make any of these points by denigrating any of the guys on this list. NBC season in the NBA. It's because I think you're really freaking good. You know? Yeah. And the other thing that could happen unbelievable. The other thing I would add, I mean, you mentioned Giannis having an unbelievable season. I agree with all of that. You look at the rim protection numbers. Opponents are shooting 48% on layups and dunks when Giannis is the closest defender to them right now..
"pat connaughton" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"That's their net rating. So that's like they're just killing everybody. I kind of thought that this was gonna happen honestly when I saw that they signed boogie cousins. And I was like, oh, why would the Milwaukee? Because there were some positive reports. I think a couple of weeks ago, if I'm not mistaken about brook Lopez potentially returning back to lineup clearly that those were premature. And when you signed to Marcus cousins, it's like, okay, something's going on with brook Lopez here. So it didn't totally catch me off guard. It's still stinks. But at the same time, I always thought with the Milwaukee Bucks that there was this post brook Lopez iteration where Giannis played a ton of minutes at the 5 and they switched a ton, Giannis could blitz Yanis can drop down his can do whatever he wants at the 5 guarding ball screens and just being this ridiculous help defender. Their defense has been tremendous this season. And they're playing Giannis at the 5 a lot. They're playing really small. They play this Giannis plus like four guard lineup that is obliterating everybody pat Connaughton plays a little bit bigger than his height, Grayson Allen plays a little bit bigger than his height. Jihad is one of the most versatile defenders in basketball, he's tremendous Chris Middleton's a really good defender. Bobby portis, you know, I'm never gonna say anything bad about Bobby portis for the rest of my career slash life. So I think they'll be okay there. But I just think that I'm still high on this team. Actually, so if we were for the purpose of this exercise, we're going to attribute numbers to a one to ten scale here for the bucks. I would say, honestly, like, three, like I'm just not that worried, and that's no disrespect to brook Lopez, but I just really high on the bucks right now. I think they look terrific, how they are. And there is that also that element with brook Lopez where you know he's dropping against certain matchups and just getting torched. In that net series, I don't think we would look at this injury, the same if they never got to the Conference Finals. And he never had that gaming as the hawks because Kevin Durant was just raining these pull up twos over. Good point in those dropping oranges. So I'm a three. What are you here with the bucks? I'll go a four, but when it comes to playoff time where you might get matchups where you don't have Kevin Durant on the court where you can just completely kill him and take him off the court. I do think it becomes impactful..
"pat connaughton" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"Why doesn't he play more? I feel like it was a morbid revelation in the sense of like, we haven't had someone like this. So let's see how high he can jump. And teams, this is before they were starting to game plan for him. And now I think going into the season, the secret is out. People are hip, and especially after that new contract extension. I didn't hear the whole study. It was true. But I think it was a Celtics have a huge, I don't know what the numbers are. I'm not even trying to guess. They have just a huge lead in alleged already this season. Some teams like never get anything. They don't even have these, like, not even close to it. And the Celtics are pretty high, pretty high up there already. So I imagine Robert Williams is a huge part of that. So it's not like it's not happening, but I think to John's point, you'd like to get him more involved in the plays, draw plays for him in some way, shape or form, as opposed to him just sort of being in the right place at the right time or grabbing the offensive rebound. He had a couple you had a really nice big offensive rebound tonight in the fourth quarter. And smart had a good one. It was defensive read. But when he got followed, that was a nice one too. Report is kind of got him on the head. But do you guys point earlier in the show? They're showing a lot more I mean efforts the easy word to use. But there's just something about the way they're playing right now that you didn't see purpose maybe. You didn't see it in the first few games of this season. And it almost felt like they just weren't ready for the season. You know, it was like they needed a few more preseason games or something, whatever it was. But now they're kind of playing with a little bit more purpose to play with some pride. And yeah, this is the game that they probably should have won by ten and regulation based on the fact that no Giannis, no Middleton. But this happens in the NBA all the time. You know a team's best players out and somebody comes in and they give it a good good run. And the other team might be caught catch, get caught in their heels a little bit. You know, it's the MBA. Everyone can play to a certain extent. You know, obviously no one is Giannis, but you can't just take a game off and expect a win. So the luckily I got to ease up on the gas at the start when they realized Giannis wasn't gonna be there. I think they came out very locked and focused. We conflating a little. Yeah. It was. And I think it took them a little bit of time to kind of recalibrate and just realize, wait a minute. Then I don't have Yanis. I'm dealing with his brother. I'm not dealing with his brother on you. Let me take the ball off the dribble and try to get to the right. You know, I'm dealing with pat Connaughton, who's a good player, but he and Chris Middleton. Now he ain't pat Connaughton. You got Bobby portis hold on guys. We got to pay some bills, so I want to tell everybody again quick..
"pat connaughton" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"It's not Time for an update from the Gruber law. Opposite one call. That's all sports desk. Here's Greg Mats it well, it will never get old. Oh, now, Booker Tucker on him. Throws it up for eight. Shot blocked. You've got a good ball. What a block from Yannis Mike Breen with a call on ABC. It was coverage of Game four. The NBA Finals the moment in the box win over the sons. Yanis block of DeAndre Ayton at the rim, thwarting off an L. You attempt that would have tied the game at 11, ESPN's Richard Jefferson. I think everybody in the basketball community is going to remember that block from Yannis. Those are the place that you point to that are just different. Pat Connaughton had a bird's eye view. The honest thought that was going through my head was more or less kind of like shock and awe. In my opinion, the best block of all time game and perhaps series altering play that ensures there will be a Game six in Milwaukee Tuesday night. Prior to that Game five in Saturday in Phoenix, the box will travel to Arizona. Later today around one of the U. S open. Excuse me. Open Championship is in the books US Open Runner up. Louis Oosthuizen is your leader. 600 par 64 on the day for us stays in Jordan Spieth, one shot back at five under par. 47 players shoot in the sixties today. That's the good news. Not a great day for Phil Mickelson. He teed off a little later in the day when the wind started kicking up. The course was far more challenging. 10 overpower 80 on the day for Mickelson and I, It's crazy that you're seeing us citizens name atop the leaderboard met like whatever doesn't matter what the major is, he is. There he is. He's a runner up in two majors. Just this year is you have to win a major. So a lot of people rooting for Louis Oosthuizen to pull this one out. One of the smartest guys that listens to the show as Waukesha County executive Paul Pharaoh. Yes, I've always thought that he's a brilliant man. I mean, just brilliant and he wanted to weigh in. I asked him to swirl of flavor. He said No with 123456 exclamation points. Yeah, that's pretty definitive, John. If he disagreed with you, would you still think he was the smartest guests we have on our show? He might not be at the top of the list. Interesting. Thank you. He's a brilliant guy. It's 4 48 at WTMJ start planning for your retirement.
"pat connaughton" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
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"pat connaughton" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Darvin Ham team President Peter Fagan talking about your favorite basketball team from on the court. Good stretches. Where, you know, I think that the guys have executed and done some things. Well, you off. The key is I think the planning was great. The execution is going well. It's time to go courtside with the Milwaukee Bucks. Here's your host, Gail Papa. One. I'm Gail Klopfer at this is courtside with the Milwaukee Bucks. You've heard the old adage. Go West Young man. Go West. Let's just what the bucks have done tonight. The team is in the middle of the longest road trip of the season. So far, the trick actually began with a quick jog to the East, a miniseries against the Cavaliers in Cleveland, two games to convincing wins, then under Denver for a showdown with the Nuggets and a dude you can't ignore. They call him the Joker. He can drop 50 points on you in a heartbeat. Last night, he poured 35. But the Bucks took control of the second half Yannis and Chris Middleton combined for 59 points. The bench mob kept the momentum rolling, and the monks racked up their fifth win in a row. Now, the westward ho continues with stops ahead and Phoenix, Salt Lake and Oklahoma City and as the truck rolls on, you can bet that a big part of the Buck's story will be the best mob. Our guest tonight is the unofficial chairman of the mob. He honed his skills on the hard court at Notre Dame in his third season with the Bucks. He brings it every night with energy defense. Of toughness and the ability to score from up close or downtown Beverly that he's got a side hustle in the construction business. We'll talk about it all with one of the most versatile players on the Bucks. Roster. Pat Connaughton pad Welcome. Great to have you back on court side. Awesome. Appreciate you having me gallows. Very nice intro. I don't know if I deserve all of that. I think you do. Absolutely particularly if you keep shooting the way you are bad, Definitely well. Terrific. Well pad after an uneven start. The team is clearly started to jail. What what was the catalyst in your mind that helped kick the team into another gear? Um, well, I would say just the The time and you know you learn a lot about yourself. When you go through a little bit of diversity, I think in the years passed my first two years here, Um, you know, we didn't face all that much diversity throughout the regular season, and this year we have a bunch of new guys. So there's a lot of chemistry that has to be formed. And that doesn't happen overnight and especially, doesn't happen when You know, there's such a short preseason both from a practice and a preseason game standpoint on Ben, Like I said, You know, I think it's actually pretty good for us that a Zagros up with the new guys included. We went through a little bit of adversity on go. We're finding ways to, um, you know, deal with it. You know, it's better to learn about that now than to have to learn about it. You know, in playoff time, which is what we've had to do over the last few years. That makes a lot of sense, but it really does. You know, we've often talked about pro basketball being a game of adjustments. The Bucks coaching staff is clearly made changes in both the offensive and defensive schemes that what do you see is the biggest differences between this year and last Um, yeah, I think this is a lot more space on the floor offensively. Um, you know, we've changed our spacing a little bit, and we have a lot of guys that are unselfish. You want to play with each other and want to, you know, shoot as much sorry, past as much as they want to shoot. I think that's really unique in the MBA s O for us, Um Having that space allows Yonathan Crist operate with a little more freedom and, um, make sure that they see a little bit less of a crowd and then you know defensively, it's about continuing our quest to be as good defensively as possible. That's where it all starts for us, and I don't think at the beginning of the season we were as good as we needed to be. I think you could be a little more physical and I think You know, it's about getting, you know a bunch of the new guys. Uh, Up to speed with exactly how we defend because, you know, we pride ourselves on having each other's back on sometimes comes whether NBA teams that's not always the case. It's up to you to guard your own man, and you don't have as much help for us. We want over help. You want to make sure we're there for each other and one the team it has. Another too much back. There is a third teammate having that guy's back, so I think we're start finally starting to get in rhythm with that, and hopefully we continue to build upon it on this West Coast swing. How does the team continue to improve and defending the long ball? The three point shots? You know, it's about that extra effort. You know, defending three, especially say Themba is such a big deal. It's such an important part of the game that we want to make sure that we Make it a little bit harder when we weigh scramble, and it's about giving that extra little bit of effort and then making them a little bit more on cultural obviously, and says MBIA. There's guys shooting from 35 40 ft..