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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

01:40 min | 2 months ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Zach Gil Joe. Tomorrow, 12 30 Eastern 8 30% Utah It'll rain Take the pitch as the knockout stages inch closer in the end, WSL Challenge Cup. Watch it live on CBS all access and catch it again. At seven on CBS Sports Network I was reading Mark Berman. I guess this was a few days ago. But I saw this story surface yesterday and we just didn't get to it. So Damilola is a free agent in 2025. Devin Booker free agent in 2024. There's a mark Berman said on Damian Lillard. If the scoring point guard Lillard asked for a trade, it's believed the Knicks are Lakers would be his choices. Now Damien lower in the past, has passionately talked about staying in Portland and not chasing a championship if he gets traded to the Nicks. I don't think that is chasing a championship because of how abysmal the Knicks have been for a long time. If he goes to the Lakers. Then people will say, eyes chasing a championship, assuming LeBron still there, assuming At least Anthony Davis is still there as well. Who knows how that will go down? Who knows when that will go down? But when you're a player like Damian Lillard Even though you're under contract. It doesn't mean much in the N B. A. Because Paul George was under contract re sign of the big celebration. Paul George Russell Westbrook. It's okay. See, he's coming back. What an occasion. Rara rides! Awesome! Unbelievable! Palpable, Buzz, baby. Fantastic America. You serious that shot, baby. Here we go. That's addictive, like that would.

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Kawhi Leonard, Lakers And Danny Green discussed on WGR Programming

WGR Programming

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Kawhi Leonard, Lakers And Danny Green discussed on WGR Programming

"The I still consider this over the last three weeks or so the following stars have changed teams Kawhi Leonard given a rant Anthony Davis Paul George Russell Westbrook career being Kemba Walker Jimmy Butler Mike Conley whole Chris Paul al Horford and deangelo Russell stores on the move all over the N. B. A. new Lakers guard Danny green said he had no idea where his former teammate quai letter was headed but he was pretty sure would not be the Lakers he said quote I felt like he wanted to go his own route a letter at all soul wound up with a two year plus an option deals so shorter than originally thought meeting he gets back onto the open market if he wants earlier while also getting the opportunity to sign that supermax deal with the clippers as a veteran of ten plus years Brian Windhorst on the league's reaction to a shorter deal and the reason behind it have you seen what the twenty twenty one free agent classes now looking like

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on MMA Junkie Radio

MMA Junkie Radio

02:33 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on MMA Junkie Radio

"He can do it all that's why he's one of those guys that has I think he averaged a triple double one-season but anyway so now Chris Paul goes the other way but see a Guy Chris Paul. He's in the twilight of his career. I would think that's the type of guy says man. Send me somewhere why can win now. I'm not trying to build. Apparently these guys have stockpile Powell between the Paul George Trade and the Russell Westbrook trade which by the way if you're in Oklahoma City Fan one week ago. You're like okay listen. We Got Paul we got we got Paul George Russell Westbrook. We need to add a piece. You know what I mean the same way. The Lakers are trying to add Kawhi. What have we add a piece and now one week later? They're like holy cow. We got nothing other than a Shitload of draft picks but we are two stars are gone. You know if you if you have those two jerseys he's what do you do with them. That's it by the way is there gonNA be any like tampering or anything like that going towards the clippers. You're right Paul Georgia's happy as a clam no I I had heard he was now gone okay. You're writing for rolling back to last year. He did sign. He must have liked it for that half season they was there because he re-signed with them but then something must have happened this last year either with the organization I haven't all I'm. I'm just chasing headlines but I haven't seen like Oh what went wrong. We all know Paul. George eventually wanted to come home but to the Lakers he's the clippers I think I had the same dream but now they're both with the clippers and they both just gave a middle finger to Laker so they are the enemy so now you got a lot of teams that have have kind of like these two powerhouses some of them you could argue three where the like the warriors durant Curry Thompson but now durant is moving to Brooklyn will say in a year because he's going to rehab the Heuer and then Thompson same thing but yeah you're right not not too many of them had that third piece and well I guess Houston has to superstars and the clippers have it and aw I can't wait for that season and get started. One thing thunder does have is eight first round TOPIX lined up through twenty twenty six <hes> and you know I mean good for you but we just went through that with the Lakers the Angelo Russell Lonzo Ball Julius randle. What do you think we got all those guys? All those guys went in the first round a couple of number twos Brandon Ingram and we weren't really picking up traction. We're getting better but we weren't getting to the plan..

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"All capable to beat you off the dribble. Whether it's Paul George Russell Westbrook for okay seen or CJ McCollum or Damian Lillard for Portland. First free throw good McCullum sprained his left knee on March nineteenth two games. Only played since then and he was eight of twenty six field tool of eleven from three. But here he is in game one of the series. Already eight and a pair of free throws. You would know from this afternoon. Eleven lasers the oboe screen Westbrook. It's rolling atoms. Easy, catching float John for Stephen Adams. And both you've to get in. This. You mentioned coach anything they wanted the painted area pitching role. Westbrook. Could Stephen Adams is they're getting literally whatever they want. Fifteen thirteen can from the left wing drives content. You went right after George Adams. He'll go the free school. I now work truck full of free throws here. The opening minutes of this ball game. Both these teams are going to have to settle down. I don't think it's not that the reps are type there's there's a lot of files that's probably be caused by so much penetration. But we want the main guys to stay on the floor. He did the players the officials have to adjust. Free throw. Good calls on Paul George. His first teams third and here in between free throws Billy Donald stop against the first time this after seven forty seven left of the opening quarter on one so far here in Portland one possession game trailblazer. Sixteen thunder thirteen. You're listening to the NBA playoffs on ESPN radio and the ESPN app presented by indeed. Golick and window time.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Russell Westbrook is wrapped up a third consecutive triple double that. He's average on the season. I players in sixty two second ever to accomplish this. What do you think the feet means him in your mind? I think it's a lot more personally validating than Russell light say publicly. Kevin it's something that, you know, he's somebody that we all know is his whole career was kind of a chip on his shoulder, and you know, to to become the first player ever since Oscar Robertson second player ever since I was Robertson to accomplish and into around and do it again do it again. Russell Westbrook kind of lives his life as tell me what I can't do it. I'll show you how I can do it. And then so for him to kind of accomplish something that nobody ever thought was achievable to start with and then turn around and do it two more times for him in my mind. It's something that I think that really validates how in the world what what he's really kinda old about yet. You say chip. There are many believe that's a boulder sitting on probably bigger than a chip really is the the other side though, for it's great is they single individual accomplishment is for Ross this thunder squad, Royce. They haven't won more than two in a row since February. They've got. Losses recently to the likes of Dallas to Memphis. They're sitting in the seventh position. Why have they struggled with consistency? This season. Yeah, they're really falling apart because of it Kevin. This is a team that was near the top of the Western Conference. Most people felt like back around the all star break that this was a team that the Golden State Warriors should fear appropriately. And suddenly thought just jumped off a cliff and are not anywhere near the team. That was a seemed to be dangerous and a lot of that. Like, you said is is about the consistency issue. They they can beat a good team on any given night. If you look at their record against the top five teams in the NBA. They have one of the best records against the best teams. And really this was a major issue with last season's the Carmelo Anthony, Paul George Russell Westbrook trio was they would get high for the high games and low for the low games, and that was really kind of what derailed them eventually it was that same word consistency. And that was a big focus in the offseason for this team. And they started out Kevin eighteen oh against teams under five hundred and that has just slipped and fallen, and they are just not anywhere near the team that they once were know. Trying to kind of diagnose the issues. What really frustrates Billy Donovan is. It's not really one thing on any given night some nights. They just don't make free throw some nights. They don't up in the three point line some nights. They just shoot the ball terribly from three themselves and are kind of just a victim to immediate of reasons of why they lose these games. And and the other factor is this Paul George is just kind of not been MVP candidate was Ryan dealing with some shoulder issues on both shoulders and really when the team was rolling. They they were they were Paul Georgia's team, and he was the best player on the team. And that just kind of hasn't been the case as of late. Yes. Since the all-star break he has certainly dropped off because he was in that top three conversation at the all star break, thunder reporter, ESPN dot com. Voice young. Joining us our NBA insider, you said something a minute ago regarding their record against the top five teams and that leads to playoff position because right now Royster sitting in seventh spot conventional wisdom says that's great stay there. You've got you've got Denver. If you're six you get the rockets, if you're one you're going to get the warriors does positioning, Matt. Matter to this under squad. Should let me tell you. If they get the warriors they're done. I mean like they are not beating the warriors. I mean that that's that's just a fact of life for teams in the NBA this underpinning fancy themselves to be true threat as much as they want to. But if they see the warriors in the opening round the path out of that series just seems unreasonable if they were to draw the nuggets that's young team yet while the nuggets did go four no against him in the regular season. People forget the thunder went four no against the jazz last season. And then the jazz eliminated them in sixteen. So you know, the regular season matters. And you can you can take things. Learn things about matchups day postseason basketball is a whole different animal and for young team like the Denver Nuggets while they're very tough to beat. And they're building the thunder. Really? I don't think would would be too worried about that match. Now, see James harden in a playoff series. That's a little bit scary to although the thunder have had some success against the doc. It's over the years that that's a series that I don't know that you necessarily want to get into so pick. I think that they would probab-. Pick the team to win four no against them in the regular season. But again, you know, where the thunder today versus where they were a month and a half ago, you know, to to think about the possibility of singing the warriors in the first round. That's just this is something that that. They don't wanna see rois. Great stuff. I appreciate it. We look forward to talking to the playoffs, however long. The thunder are involved in this great stuff, man. All right w Batman and ROY selling ESPN thunder. Reporter our NBA insider thunder right now sitting in that seven spot again in the Western Conference playoff picture..

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock

"Play hot clock. We'll each get just twenty four seconds to give our hot aches some of the biggest stories in the day of the day. Let's start with the thunder who lost to the grizzlies last night with both Paul George. Russell westbrook. Struggling with the loss. Okay. See falls to the AC in the west. So it's still virtual lock to make the playoffs. But are you worried about okay, see in the postseason not worry because it's based off expectations. That's where you worry comes from. I never expected. Okay. See to win. It all go and stay still exists. I never expected. Okay. See really be the challenger to go and state. So I'm not worried I think this team is going to find their same comfortable fate second round. Maybe if you over achieve they could go a little further, but they're not beating Golden State. They need too much from Paul George and right now coming up to show the injury. He's not this same. Exact he no you worried about okay? See moving forward. I am worried. I'm worried. Because it seems like I while they're playing five hundred basketball, right? It's not really playing consistent. Really good basketball. Like they were playing. Now, you have an I was there was there was there's okay see in Houston teams that can beat Golden State. Don't seem like okay, she can do that at the moment right now. And I don't like how Russell's being his old self right? He's trying to take over the game. Give it back to Paul George. I'm really worried they got if the eight see they're going to have to play Golden State likely more even Denver if the seven seat, I think Denver still the number two. I don't think they can get out of the first round if they're not the sixth or fifth see. And so, yeah, I'm very worried about. Okay. See and Russell Westbrook. Is you know, a dog that can't change his bark? He's gonna mean. Russell westbrook. That's not good. All right. Let's move to Toronto. Where the raptors are reportedly growing more often it that they will. Be able to hold onto choir lynyrd, when it becomes a free agent. This off-season Marcellus you got twenty four seconds buying this that Toronto can hold on to Hawaii Linnet. I am one them quiet..

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:45 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"They don't pull them out of games until he hits a meaningless three to get thirty doesn't it bother you. Golden State one time has gone for a record. And they got it seventy three wins. They were gassed a month later injuries. Gassed Hardin now is staying in playing in blowouts to set records. It seems to me. He's too consumed with the MVP is that a fair criticism is he to consume with MVP or to consume with keeping his team afloat. So they can win because here's the bay. Like we'll players now in a situation where they can't win. No matter what. Because James harden was averaging twenty points the game and not going on this this scoring streak that he's going on thirty consecutive thirty points. You know, we were saying if they're fifty place James is not doing what he's supposed to do. He's doing what he needs to do right now to keep Houston relevant and in the playoff race the same way. Russell Westbrook is doing what he needs to do. To have Oklahoma City a game out of second place, and allowing Paul George to be Paul George. See this is what we don't talk about. Russell westbrook. We don't talk about the things that don't show up on the stat sheet. The fact that when Paul George is going than he's the first one over there, high five and Paul George Russell Westbrook. This year in the second half has taken reshot s- at one point two shots at one point. And it's not just for Paul George because now he understands for this team to get where they need to go you need Schreuder. You need me grant, you need Paul George in this year more than any of the year. I have watched Russell Westbrook lead and sacrifice his game who was best for this team. And that's wins. I hope he stake. I hope he continues to do once the playoffs hit the playoffs can change players. We know that some players rise through some shrink some rise some get less selfish, some more selfish finely Magic Johnson tampering. Now, I have a rule in life. And it's one of those things certain. People have personalities Manny Ramirez in baseball manny's being Manny, John Daly, engulf smokes. And of course, Jon just being John. Could I not defend Magic Johnson and say Magic Johnson's not tampering. He's a big personality. He loves the game. He's a business, man. This is just this is just magic being magic. It's like Charles Barkley saying. Something gets everybody worked up. That's just Charles being Charles Simon. Cal can be mean. That's just Simon Calvin Simon. Cal are we overreacting to Magic Johnson comments about other players bell. You're not reacting because of the title that Magic Johnson home. If Magic Johnson didn't hold the title that he hold the Los Angeles Lakers. I get your b I get your point. But the moment that you sign on with the Los Angeles Lakers. And now you had that tag attached to you. Now, you're held to a different standard for guardless as to how big your personality is. And everybody knows Magic Johnson has a big personality. And he's a. Fantastic guy, big smile. Excellent communicator. But when you add that tag to your to your title with the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, you have to sacrifice something else. You can't continue to be that same guy. The only way you can say all right? You know, what I want to continue to communicate with player I want to continue to our players out. Now, you have a decision to me because you can't do that a log with keeping that title. So you either drop the title and adhere to the rules or ignored the rules and move. Antonio daniels. I like when you even yell at me, even when you scream on. I'm never I'm never going that you just can't see how how you know. You don't you don't grasp the the Russell Westbrook dynamic not saying these flawless by no stress of the imagination..

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on KCBS All News

"CBS news time six fifteen the sportsline with Bruce McGowan, what happened in the NBA on Friday night, the Houston Rockets fill a Denver the nuggets just a half game back of the warriors. As Denver picked up a one thirty six twenty two win Twenty-three-year-old all to call a Yokich of Serbia sparked Denver with thirty one points. Malate Beasley with a career high thirty five James harden did score thirty for the rockets. Meanwhile, lots of talk about Anthony Davis. The unhappy star of the New Orleans pelicans who wants out of a losing situation down in by you country. A number of teams are interested in his services. Course, he's going to cost a lot of money to sign but the Lakers, according to ESPN made the first offer and includes Kyle Kuzma Rajon, Rondo, Michael Beasley in a first round pick. That's only the first offer free. Anthony davis. Let's see what happens down the line. Other finals of note, the NBA on Friday night, Paul George. He's been something else for Oklahoma City since coming over from Indiana, George with forty three points hit ten shot from beyond the three point arc Oklahoma City when its seven straight. Beat the heat in Miami one eighteen to one zero two and back at New York's Madison Square Garden, Kyrie Irving, twenty three points, ten rebounds and six assists. The Knicks lost their twelfth in a row fans were cheering for urban because he is going to be a free agent and they'd love to have him in New York. But the way the Knicks have been playing the last few years that seems unlikely that would leave a great situation in Boston to go to the Knicks who fell to the Celtics and this one one thirteen ninety nine warriors back in action Saturday late afternoon at five thirty against LeBron James and the Lakers DeMarcus cousins did not play well in his first game in front of the home, folks. But that's not a surprise. He had five excellent games in his first action in almost a year since having that torn achilles tendon in New Orleans cousins continues to work hard, obviously on still know where I wanna be. I love every day to get back to being a player better. This process is over for me. I'm still working to get back to you know, being a player that I wanna be just be Beijing. I think we're here fans are going to give DeMarcus cousins a little breathing room. They know the challenge that cousins went through in the hard work. He's shown in an effort to get back on the floor coming up and a half an hour. We'll have a little Super Bowl preview. The big game is on Sunday between the Rams and the patriots sports.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Get up first thing stop cigarette before lunch after lunch now that I'm talking about it. I kind of feeling like a loss about four hours of every day. I decided I needed to find alternative. So I started looking and then came up I did both for awhile. Eventually I just switched over. And it's very quick Mimi made the switch July twenty fifteen make the switch at J L dot com. Warning this product contains nicotine nicotine is an addictive chemical. sportscenter now despite losing to a depleted pelicans squad. James harden, did what James harden does extending his St. with at least thirty or more points to twenty four straight games finishing January with sixty one point nine points per game scored or assisted on that is the highest in a calendar month in NBA history. He's finally topped Wilt Chamberlain in something when it scoring and assistance is Meanwhile, Paul George Russell Westbrook combined for sixty Toledo okay seat with six straight win the second longest active streak in the NBA behind. Of course, the warriors George pulled into Greer, high thirty one in the first half, alone and a college basketball number eleven Kansas lost yet another road game. This time at Texas. They're not one in five and true road games. This season Texas had lost ten straight games to the hawks its longest active streak against any opponent entering last night..

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

03:52 min | 1 year ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd

"You know, he might not be the best that anything but in his era as far as playing hard consistently. That's why you love him. Yeah. I mean, he he drives me crazy too. To in terms of I don't think they're going to ever necessarily win a championship put come April may and June, especially the way they're playing. Now, there's a second seed right now. And we we're we're it's funny about this Hollywood loves the NBA. It's interesting. You never see when you watch the NFL game. They never take pictures of Hollywood people the NBA why because basketball is a free flowing, expression sport and Westbrook is your ultimate artist flawed. Crazy, impetuous temperamental amazing. He's the NBA's artist. I agree, and you know, and some of the big agencies. You know, they'll send any flunky to sit courtside if you wanted to. I mean, you know, they sent people there to go sit courtside the Knicks still they'll give anybody. They don't know. Who who they think Bernard king still playing for the Knicks? Put him courtside could be big time. Hollywood A-List as they walk out at halftime. Yeah. That's a shonda happy Hannukah. Anyway. So yeah. But Russell Westbrook. You listen, you we? Say well, we want to say triple double pad stats tenacity, not to nasty artistry. You don't wanna be playing a Paul George? Russell Westbrook and the mountain man Stephen Adams in the playoffs. Do. Oh, I do you wanna play them? Oh god. I'd love Westbrook. I'd sign up for Westbrook. First round today. You're who who the Lakers, anybody know? They don't want that team. I would sign up to play Westbrook in the playoffs today. There are tough out there going to be a tough out and you've been saying that for nine years, and they're always well last they're going to be a tough out the going to be a tough alcohol, George if he's cooking and these healthy. He's good. Okay. So Kevin Durant. I thought this was outrageous called LeBron toxic and said the media's a bunch of fan boys with him. I agree. Oh, you think I'm a fan. Boy. Well, no, I don't think you're necessarily family. But I think that it is toxic playing around. What's talks? It's not as toxic as like having hang out with joy Taylor. I'm just saying that. Kidding? Just kidding. I love joy. You're the toxic Colin. But the point is is this. It is toxic everywhere. He goes, it's toxic. And it's none is silly. Because him it's because of his greatness, it's because of his star power, it's because of his drama. I listen, I could see their in bachelor mind he's but he's by far the best player in the league. So there's drama, but toxic is more like toxic is working on a film set in your business where the star is fighting with a co star that's toxic or the or the star is getting the director fired. The film is in a position like during the middle of the the shoot like he did to David black. And that's the night. Remember when he did that he got him fired in the darkness in the night. I just work here. Now, you don't just work at you run the whole show, and then you leave. I I don't know toxic. You. I don't think Miami was toxic. I don't think that Riley Parral was in playing and also that was that was a different brand. In terms of now, he's he was a star in. He's a goal now. He's in a different level of icon. I Khan he's an icon now. He's iconic. Yeah. I hadn't proven his icon. And he didn't win a championship. The media Broussard said this earlier, I thought it was a great point. If the media were all fan boys will the media votes on the MVP. Lebron never wins it Derrick rose. Does harden does on his cO wire higher? If the media's such fan boys would LeBron. I don't agree that everybody's a fan, but he gets bashed. I bash him on gets tagged all the time by people as he should and Durant does too because he's a little bit of a he's a little rabbit ears. He's a little flaky. Yeah. You you almost slipped there, and he brings it upon himself..

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"Spain and fits well, it feels like it's inevitable. We've been hearing about it for a little while, but it seems like it's almost certain that Carmelo Anthony is headed to the rockets. So we thought we'd find out just what Houston is getting in two thousand eighteen Carmelo, Anthony, Spain, and Fitz on ESPN radio, the espionage and Sirius XM channel eighty Sarah Spain. But he was always Nick free del filling in for fits. And let's head to the shell Pennzoil performance line where ESPN thunder reporter Royce young joins us Royce. It's kind of easy to take shots at Carmelo after the way he played that last year with the thunder after he gets essentially picked up and dropped by the Hawk's just as a roster, move to dump another salary. And after a betting sports line said that the rockets chances of winning a title actually went down several percentage points by Quiring if they were to acquire commitment that he might how he's fallen, but is it? Is it legitimate criticism? Or is it maybe taking the whole. Mello's not good anymore too far? Yeah. What if that's the grand twist all this there? Is this a San prestige master plan to sabotage the rockets who's gone? Yeah. Good. I for talent. He would know if he was worth keeping her out. You know, I think that so much of what made last last season uncomfortable and awkward for Melo is that it did kind of happen last minute, you know, he even he even referenced that himself a little bit throughout the season, and he even said at Exeter, use it, it was three together. And you know, there was a lot of recruiting going on between Russell Westbrook and Paul. George mellow was on the trade bloc. Everybody knew he was available. Paul, George Russell Westbrook went out basically and kinda got mellow and got him to waive his no Trink clause for that trade to go down. And at that point, it was on those three guys to kind of figure it out and make it work and to mellows credit around Christmas time. It was actually when they went back to New York mellow called a team meeting with with the with the thunder and basically told everybody that, you know, I need to take a step back and we've all got to accept roles. And I think he understood at that point kinda through gritted teeth that he needed to accept a different role in the team. It was not going to go the way he wanted it to kind of three headed superstar, super team and you know, but. But still he, he was never quite happy with what he was being asked to do. You know if the son of asking him to be Olympic mellow. Now, you know this mythological creature that stretches the floor and knocks down catching shoot threes, but he just he didn't do it very well. And maybe that was a level of comfort. Maybe it was something he was trying that that you know, kinda for the first time in his NBA career, but the walk, it's, you know, I think that they think that they can get all those great things out of them. I think that they think is relationship with with Chris. Paul is going to get all the best qualities out of mellow because that's where they wanted him because they thought they still believe that he has one of those qualities you, he would just making too much money rose. You mentioned accepting roles. As far as mellow goes, the ego will allow him to accept the role of potentially a sixth man coming off the bench to help this offense. I don't think he will make like just how adamant he was about in Oklahoma City. And maybe he goes to the rockets with a different mindset and. He, he's already going to be taken a little bit of an ego hit when he has to sign a veteran minimum deal and look, we all know he's actually making twenty million dollars this year, but that status in the NBA all these star players that's status LeBron James defined max, you know, max level contract, one of the highest paid players in NBA history. He's basically the same age as Mila same draft class and Melo is being bought out and going to be signing for the vet Minoan. That's already a tough pill. I think mellow to swallow right there and so for him to walk into Houston, I think his probably expectation is going to be two to start,.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"To these shoot by money in the year two thousand seventeen mike it's amazing by michael is still the man even though hasn't played in a long time but then lebron james kevin durant kobe bryant james harden steph curry derrick rose damian lillard dwayne wade cari irving paul george russell westbrook quiet isn't even remotely on their ten dunkin turned away from most endorsements who's making around two million off the court as peak people like adidas at and t and a bunch of stuff i don't even understand i don't even know what have is coby in two thousand seventeen made sixteen million dollars away from his playing career away from his time doing his thing and yet dunkin scored twenty points in a single season nine times twice ma new never did a coli twice at the height of tony parker's arguably ability before you really hit a hit a wall for old age took took him down he beverage twenty eight twenty nine minutes per game when the spurs are at their best they play a whole bunch of guys they rest guys they sit guys that don't chase championships excuse me they don't chase mvp's that don't chase awards they don't haven't changed win sometimes in the regular seasons they are the tortoise trying to outlast the hair by being slow and steady and incredibly boring that can get you rings but it won't get your shoe deals it won't get you as famous as the other guys it won't make you the guy they cheer for the loudest when you walk in the club and for all the talk is really really quiet maybe what he earns forced to have his ego stroked in a way it never will be in that sandra culture and this is backed up by the report that came out last week that lebron being a laker makes him less inclined to be a laker he wants his space he wants his spotty wants to be the guy maybe the real problem is the qual leonard isn't actually a spur a real spurs selfless he doesn't care about attention he doesn't care about being celebrated the antithesis of kobe bryant is what makes you a san antonio spur you want the team to be your object you wanted to be in service of your greatness you want your nba team that pays you money to be the altar of your where your worshipped that's a kobe bryant approach and not just kobe just the best one of the best of all time to to make it all about him alan iverson same thing mellow same thing i would argue russ same thing although to his credit he recruited paul george i don't know how that happened good job russ were you thinking oh very few guys are actually willing to make a teen game about the team it's really easy to these your brothers just about how many times you've ever heard guys in sports say these are my brothers is just about the team and then johnny damon beijing and that just leave with a rival or does leave somebody else i'm not hating on cruise long but that guy was a patriot and then it became an eagle and they played in the super bowl and as much as i'm sure it was hard you're playing for a paycheck it's a cutthroat business very few guys wanna make about something bigger than themselves it's what makes me tim duncan one of the greatest of all time and i think he should get credit for that the talent incubation that happens san antonio with tony parker withdrew nobly ironically with kawhi leonard it doesn't happen unless tim dunkin's willing to let it happen to subjugate his ego to make that organization about fertile ground for other players not for his own greatness about developing a team that wins not developing himself the more that we watch guys be unable to do this the more makes to me tim duncan even more impressive and even more marvelous than what he did and remember kobe got shack magic got kareem and a bunch of other stars bird the same thing jordan pippen who did dunkin have with all respect to tony parker tony brokers real good ginobili was real good they weren't super they're all famers they weren't guys you put on the floor and you'd say man we can't stop that guy i thought kawhi leonard was the.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on WXYT CBS Sports Radio 1270

WXYT CBS Sports Radio 1270

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on WXYT CBS Sports Radio 1270

"Year two thousand seventeen mike it's amazing by michael is still the man even though he hasn't played in a long time but then it's lebron james kevin durant kobe bryant james harden steph curry derrick rose damian lillard dwayne wade cari irving paul george russell westbrook qui isn't even remotely on their tim duncan turned away from most endorsements he was making around two million off the court as peak people like adidas at and t and a bunch of stuff i don't even understand i don't even know what have is kobe in two thousand seventeen made sixteen million dollars away from his playing career away from his time doing his thing and yet dunkin scored twenty points in a single season nine times parker did it twice ma new never did a coli twice at the height of tony parker's arguably ability before he really hit a hit a wall for old age to him down he beverage twenty eight twenty nine minutes per game when the spurs are at their best they play a whole bunch of guys they rest guys they sit guys that don't chase championships excuse me they don't chase mvp's that don't chase awards they don't even chase win sometimes in the regular seasons they are the tortoise trying to outlast the hair by being slow and steady and incredibly boring that can get your rings but it won't get your shoe deals it won't get you as famous as the other guys it won't make you the guy they cheer for the loudest when you walk in the club and for all the talk the choirs really really quiet maybe what he earns forced to have his ego stroked in a way it never will be in that san antonio culture and this is backed up by the report that came out last week that lebron being a laker makes him less inclined to be a laker he wants his space he wants his spotty wants to be the guy maybe the real problem is the leonard isn't actually a spur a real spurs selfless he doesn't care about attention he doesn't care about being celebrated the antithesis of kobe bryant is what makes you a san antonio spur you want the team to be your object you wanted to be in service of your greatness you want your nba team that pays you money to be the altar of your where your worshiped that's kobe bryant approach and not just kobe just the best one of the.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"The man even though hasn't played in a long time but then lebron james kevin durant kobe bryant james harden steph curry derrick rose damian lillard dwayne wade cari irving paul george russell westbrook qui isn't even remotely on their tim duncan turned away from most endorsements he was making around two million off the court at peak people like adidas at and t and a bunch of stuff i don't even understand what have is kobe two thousand seventeen made sixteen million dollars away from his playing career away from his time doing his thing and yet dunkin scored twenty points in a single season nine times parker did it twice ma new never did a coli twice at the height of tony parker's arguably ability before you really hit a hit a wall for old age took took him down he beverage twenty eight twenty nine minutes per game when the spurs are at their best they play a whole bunch of guys they rest guys they sick is that don't chase championships me they don't chase mvp's that don't chase awards they don't haven't changed win sometimes in the regular seasons they are the tortoise trying to outlast the hair by being slow and steady and incredibly boring that can get you rings but it won't get your shoe deals it won't get you as famous as the other guys it won't make you the guy they cheer for the loudest when you walk in the club and for all the talk is really really quiet maybe what he earns forced to have his ego stroked in a way it never will be in that san antonio culture and this is backed up by the report that came out last week that lebron being a laker makes him less inclined to be a laker he wants his space he wants his spotty wants to be the guy maybe the real problem is the choir leonard isn't actually a spur a real spurs selfless he doesn't care about attention he doesn't care about being celebrated the antithesis of kobe bryant is what makes you a san antonio spur you want the team to be your object you wanted to be in service of your greatness you want your nba team that pays you money to be the altar of your your worshipped that's a kobe bryant approach and not just kobe just the best one of the best of all time to to make it all about him alan iverson same thing mellow same thing i would argue russ same thing although to his credit he recruited paul george i don't know how that happened good job russ were you thinking paul very few guys are actually willing to make teen game about the team it's really easy to use your brothers just about how many times you've ever heard guys in sports say these are my brothers is just about the team and then johnny damon beijing and i just leave with the rival or does leave for somebody else i'm not hating on chris long but that guy was a patriot and then he became an eagle and they played in the super bowl and as much i'm sure it was hard you're playing for a paycheck it's a cutthroat business very few guys wanna make it about something bigger than themselves it's what makes me tim duncan one of the greatest of all time and i think he should get credit for that the talent incubation that happened in san antonio with tony parker with ginobili ironically with kawhi leonard it doesn't happen unless tim dunkin's willing to let it happen to subjugate his ego to make that organization about fertile ground for other players not for his own greatness about developing a team that wins not developing himself the more that we watch guys being unable to do this the more it makes me tim duncan even more impressive and even more marvelous than what he did and remember coby got shack magic got kareem.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"The signed eight four year one hundred thirty seven million dollar max deal to stay with the oklahoma city thunder on the jumps agency special rules knows why tj thirteen did not follow his heart to la the lakers there's a lot of unknown it's an unproven management team this is a team that hasn't built organization yet and it's still young head coach and all of them have potential to be great that organization it's a magnet of bringing players that always has been one well players wanna come there and that may we may still see that here go on but i just think paul george russell westbrook takes on so much he's a lightning rod for defenses for criticism there are a lot of guys in the league who don't want everything that goes with being a franchise start the thunder also keep twentyfouryearold jeremiah grant only three year twenty seven million dollar deal also reporting chris paul and the rockets reach an agreement on a four year one hundred sixty dollar max contract in two times final mvp kevin durant is staying put one on one on one max deal to remain with the warriors this according to espn's christine's and the new york times he will make thirty male next season up on a thirty one point five million two years more wolves bombs dropping shut sharp shooter marco belen ellie to the san antonio spurs on each year deal were join us monday amino has an end the entire shipping container we'll get you caught up on nba free agency the.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

GSMC Basketball Podcast

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast

"Right i don't think look different i'm just trying to ask questions try to pose a question there i mean it's just a matter of in this one thing with the warriors team to that i'm starting to realize is that you got to top five players actually stiff create tough i've player let's go right here you got lebron k d james harden why anthony davis steffes you could make argument for arguably two top five players on your team four top twenty players all right and usually all those guys i mean with the thunder okay paul george russell westbrook mellow there's only one ball it's not gonna work right and yet didn't okay but for the warriors it seems like they don't care they don't have egos so that's why it works i guess so it's gonna be real interesting it's just like obviously the words they're going to win the series or whatever but if i'm the brackets i'm kind of looking over my shoulder all right the rockets y'all they've played well blew out in blow utah pretty much it was a race but it wasn't really much of a race when utah played from behind the entire time but nonetheless i mean the rockets haven't played nearly as well as the warriors have so far in the playoffs so it's going to be interesting to see really what comes about from the rockets right and we're going to be talking about them in the next segment but it's just a matter of i mean is there anyone realistically that can go out and beat the warriors that you'd be comfortable saying.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Contract paul george russell westbrook is is just insane with fury but that's his natural state off p jack nicklaus aren't you sitting right across from him so you can see what the timing is on that so you don't step on him than i do that jeff some marga are you aware of what we're doing that you you're sitting right in front of him you would just be talking like when he's not talking making that joe i don't think there was as much of an overlap as you're implying what do you think got gobi i feel like that one that one that one was okay go momma there that one deserved to laugh i feel like hey feels better so okay see loses the utah utah's defense is very good nobody really wants to see utah advanced right like nobody i don't know this utah teams kind of exciting man i mean donovan mitchell is really wiki talking about embiid ben simmons and donovan mitchell man has been out of this world what's interesting we were talking about this during the local hour the idea this is always interesting to me in the nba when usage rate and opportunity merge and you see some of the things that you see blossom gordon hayward was supposed to be the star of the utah jazz we didn't know why the utah jazz was decent to good last year and so it was thought to be gordon hayward and gordon hayward according to all the metrics is an excellent player but they swapped out hayward and they put a rookie there and that rookie has gotten the same usage rate and now he is carrying them in a way that gordon hayward never did correct and and that seeing that is always confusing to me because okay see just added this hodgepodge of what they think is talent but that hodgepodge of talent has always been at the center of usage rate an opportunity the three of them so you got three donovan mitchell is out there you got three guys who are used to just having the ball all the time and that is the one place where i say talent doesn't win over chemistry in that sport the one place if you've got three bleeping guys all do the same thing the same way right so what you got in westbrook and paul george carmelo anthony our guys who are in terms of usage rate when you.

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"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

02:37 min | 3 years ago

"paul george russell westbrook" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"The fact that oklahoma city brought in a top fifteen top10 player employee george that is undeniable they now two of the best players in the sport on safety whether longterm another have no idea but paul george russell westbrook okc's better than shooting but they're back san antonio has gotten better in this aussies dan dating get chris paul did better in the backcourt so the status quo maybe even a step below a team like houston or the thunder use thing up better now i don't know about the fit with james harden chris paul both those guys need the ball in their hands but you know pass up the opportunity to get a store player in the nba just don't do it when you have that chance when you're a now team and you gotta give up spare parts like sam decker and lou williams and mantra it could players but you get store the team i look at short four in west that matches up the best with the warriors scott abuse that because when you play the warriors you have to know that one or two of the game's is just gonna be a flat out shootout where the goals they were is it just going to be hidden every day houston it has that quality where on certain nights they all hit every day i like that day brought in a gored and chris paul who is the premier point in the league and he's one of the best offensive courts in the league that's going to help i like houston's weaponry borden okc's more than san antonio's minnesota probably still you're or soul way from being at that level so going in and next year team out west bay shot in my opinion to give the war is a run for them all emme i put my money on eastern rockettes and i feel even better about use them if they could find a way to get cornell anthony eight five five two one two four cbs eight five five two one four to seven let's said to massachusetts band out next on the program what's up at houria good or rear band which i our i watched the the thoroughly modifying and i thought he'd i'm eric brown or and you're quite right i mean and i know you don't put much stock in cuba the throwing games but they jim brown rebuked chartres who injured works for all your only wear computer warriors or get out clean out your grohmann.

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