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Fresh update on "point guard" discussed on Gary Jeff Walker
"We do a Facebook live. Show every Monday evening from house Campbell. We have a lot of fun, kind of just, you know, uninterrupted and we go until well until it gets dark. You still are until our iPad runs out of juice with every reason that we would think of to stop was getting too many, but by their will, But anyway, Terry Monday at 70, we have a house guest. There. We are. Air Wednesdays at seven to you when we can find somebody that can tolerate is long enough to do it. So we've had Katherine Nero, right? We've had Lance McAllister. We've had Andy Furman and it all kind of hear informally started with our man. Lonesome George. George wrote a little bourbon take when he came out for the baptism in Bourbon, which did not go so good for you. You need much care. Wait until the odds or he remembers tonight. I have to call. You know me? I'm staying. I'm late. You didn't remind him. Oh, no, well, darkest, darkest was on. I remembered. I didn't have to text him. He text me top well for those who don't know. Yeah, Usually our last call at 11 15 is with Vogel after he's bolting home after his eight seconds with sports during the evening news. So you know, we'll see who knows. But yeah, join us again On Monday night. Seven o'clock We'll be taking this show on the road. October 12 for the puppies and Pines Fundraiser for the league for Animal Welfare With our friends from street side brewing should be fun. That would be good. Now I'd be remiss before we lighten things up, though a tragic situation happened. Tied them or high school earlier this week, when Michael current who was a graduate of Moeller last year and a freshman student at the University of Dayton, Died early Monday morning so overnight Sunday from a traumatic head injury he suffered. I know the Dayton Police Department and the U. D. Department of Public Safety, You know, released a kind of a joint statement earlier that talked about how he had been going because I guess they won't deliver food and it was late in the evening and he had been walking and I guess, according to what I read from their statement he had been offered a ride. In a truck had fallen from the truck. It has had etcetera, but this you talk about a really good kid. I mean and student athlete just like I was a member of the golf team. He was a point guard on the basketball team who started who was a a role player. But a good one off the bench really helped him win a state championship and be undefeated his junior this past year when they were Three wins away from a repeat. He was a starting point guard and in the GCL. We have an award that we give each year called the Zhou Quin Scholar Athlete award that takes into consideration. Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, athletics in this case and community involvement each of the four schools elderly Salmore in Saint Xavier nominate one person Bay and it's on a point system and he was more his nominee. It's a Just a terrible story. I mean, his mom they lost. Michael lost his dad 10 years ago. A molar along. I know he's got a couple siblings still it more and you know Through all the competition of sports and some of the nonsense you see, you know, I know they had a soccer match for ST acts and mole or they got, you know, got around midfield before they started observed a moment of silence and two teams. So these bitter rivals, but it's just Just the oil. I can't mate. You've got a daughter. I imagine you send your your son, daughter alleged cop, but I was just going to say, friend. I mean, we just stare spoke with her for over an hour ago. She's away five hours away. And with all of the cove it and everything else that's going on. You kind of forget to have the conversation about. Keep your head on a swivel. Don't go out and put yourself in a situation where you don't know what's going on around you and you and any time you're near an urban centre, a major city you've got Tio and you know where the and I by by that, I mean, not a town that is basically the school and just that sure again. You've got to keep in mind, not just the covert stuff for your own safety, but now Things like this. The story that I've read and that I've heard I'm going to be very interested to hear a little bit more about all of this. You know, just I'm with you on that. But here's the only thing I know. It's the only one thing matters and that's what this poor Young man lost the life that was full of, you know nothing but promise forward movement and justice. Just horror Well, and I think you to your point. It goes right back to You. Never. Nobody's Gary don't tomorrow. Absolutely. You know when we can sit, we're Gretchen Mon. It's like, you know, we joke about it. I'm not going to be 80 Hell, I might not be. You know, I may not get the 40. You know the way things were going? I think you've surpassed them. But thoughts and prayers seriously his family to the entire Moeller high school community and anybody and everybody And just a terrible story. Yeah, and again, you know, keep your keep your head on a swivel on DH. Tell the people that you That you love that you love well, And I guess the thing that first popped into my mind is you know you This is a guy. This is a smart young man. You know what I mean? Smart young man away, And I wonder You know when he wasn't I mean, he was going literally a pizza. I mean, it's not like I don't know There's just some of these things are just inexplicable when the more you think about it. You don't come to any conclusion. You just kind of go. It becomes more confusing how to stuff like this happen. I would tell you that there is not one thing that's going on right now. That's can possibly be explained. No, I'm with nothing. No, I couldn't be explained so. Again Take stock of what you've got going on around. You make sure that you tell those people that you that you do love that you love him and just keep moving on with your life. We talked about it and I know Cove. It is really shut down for a lot of people. But I will tell you I'm at the point now and again. I'm not. I'm not treating this. Like, you know, I don't want everybody cause I don't want anything. Shut down again. I know in Ohio now back to 100% capacity restaurants. That's a good thing for businesses. But I'm you know what? I'm living my life. I'm going to be smart, but I'm not. I'm just I'm done. I'm living my life and I don't think I'm that dissimilar to a lot of something is similar is getting the dog and having another little energetic heartbeat in the house and all these Everything's And after the break, I want to get back to what we were talking about Puppies and pints..
Boston Celtics Blew It In Game 1
"The Western Conference finals is on Friday night game one of the Eastern Conference Final Scowl was on Tuesday night and that was a fantastic game in the eastern conference. It was a back and forth affair it looked like Boston. Had IT. Scale, the Celtics controlled most of the game up behind a thirty five, twenty, three fourth quarter including a big Jimmy Butler corner three it was a tight game heading overtime and then in in overtime scale is a fantastic finish with Boston's young star Jason Tatum having the ball driving the WHO for a game tying dunk that was blocked at the rim by tremendous defensive play by Bam at a bile. Just think of this. That that play by Bam I don't I don't know like the Lebron block comes to mind. But from a playoff standpoint man that was a big time block I think I think that blocked will be seeing for a long time to come over and over and over again on the highlight package, but you know by. The Celtics to me really blew this game. They came out with the right mindset of playing basketball the right way with force and purpose and moving the basketball, and then they just thought was too easy and they let Miami back in Miami, you know built up a six point lead in the Celtics again in the third quarter a stark afford quarter build another lead up to fourteen points in this lead now and Miami. Just completely chipped away very to me a very, very disappointing style of play from the Celtics I don't if you. WanNa, beat the Miami Heat and it's not like you shouldn't do. You should know this going in you got to move the basketball and the Celtics a trot around talking about we gotta move the ball. We got to share it when we moved the ball run stoppable and then they proceed when they get a fourteen point lead moving the ball, they go on and play isolation for the last ten minutes of the fourth quarter. I thought I thought a not a I don't want to call an embarrassing performance but I really thought it was. On characteristic for them to play that style against the heat team which you know going in, you cannot play isolation basketball against the heat you have to put those guys on the move. Yeah, you do you have to share the ball you have to move it. Boston. Look good throughout much of the game scall- especially in the second half on the third quarter looks like they took control and into the fourth quarter. What Miami made the big plays down the stretch a mentioned Jimmy Butler corner three in Bam's big block at the rim on the Celtics side sidescale some of their young wings in particular played very well Marcus smart was terrific. Yet twenty six points. He made six of thirteen threes. A Jason Tatum Jalen, Brown were. Solid almost got. One of the things that I think has a lot of people including this guy himself scratching their head that is Celtics Point Guard Kemba. Walker you really struggled scale on Tuesday night. He was just six for nineteen from the floor one for nine from three, and after the Game Kemba Walker said, I'm just playing terrible to be honest I just have to be
The Return of Playoff Rondo
"So Bill Game One against Houston was Rozan rondos first game nearly six months. Can you break down everything that he went through with injuries? Yeah. It was interesting because this is a guy who has been slowly it feels like kind of breaking down as he's gotten older he had two broken fingers on his right hand last year his first year with the Lakers. This year he had a calf injury. He had an aversion fracture in his right ring finger and this is all before we get to March and the shutdown from the pandemic. So the Lakers are off for four months they go to. ORLANDO. Rajon Rondo is with the team their first practice inside the bubble Lakers guard Rajon Rondo has suffered a broken right thumb in. He's expected to return to full basketball activities in six to eight weeks, he's going to undergo surgery to repair the fact fracture this week. So he leaves the bubble has surgery. He's out for another six weeks or so the Lakers have a first round series against the Blazers Rondo, comes back to the bubble and is actually cleared to play for game three against the Portland Trailblazers, he's on the court getting ready. For that Game Rondo was listed as active tonight for the Lakers but was a late scratch with back spasms that happened. So, by the time, we got to game one of the second round against the rockets. There was kind of this sense of porcelain Rondo forget about it what level, but is he just going to be healthy enough to play and be able to stay healthy to make a contribution to this team? What does he had to say about all of these injuries he basically downplayed the injuries and said that these are the sorts of things that are going to frustrate. Anyone was very frustrating injury and step back I'm my career fourteen years have. Everything happens for a reason. Obsolete man says talks we. Still for the moment but the timing of this latest injury, the broken thumb and the back spasms I think particularly frustrating for him because this is a guy whose entire reputation and career is built on playoff performance on being a guy who really ramps it up in the postseason. Early, in his career uses a second your point guard with the Celtics out of Kentucky playing with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen and Paul. Pierce and he ended up playing an instrumental role. You remember the two thousand, eight finals against the Lakers decisive blowout game. You know he had twenty one points against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers twenty one point seven rebounds eight assists six steals to give the Celtics a championship for that story franchises nearly ovation barrage. You've seen it win Lebron was in Miami. If you remember game three of these conference semi finals Rondo dislocated his elbow. Oh. Wow. Left arm hyper-extended boy. Didn't see it on that I replay certainly. Saw It there. When back to the locker room pop back in came back onto the court to help the Celtics with game. Time is pad. Rajon Rondo expired the crowd rare Boston. We've seen it time and time again in his career in these big moments, it's not superhuman. But when you take a player who is seen as a high level, but not superstar player can a hitting that superstar switch when the playoffs come then obviously a legend starts to grow. And for him did have another injury right when the Lakers were expecting to get him at his best was extremely frustrating. But the timing actually ended up working out he made it back for the second round series against the rockets and as we've seen was really no worse for the wear the Lakers got blown out by the rockets in game one. They're all going to be in a good mood tonight as the Houston Rockets when it one twelve to ninety seven. But after that, they rattled off four straight wins how much credit do you think Rondo deserves further taking that series. So easily I think you could make an argument that without Rajon Rondo certainly that the Lakers wouldn't have off the next four wins, but he was instrumental in games two and three and four also, but specifically games two and three with his performance in the fourth quarter game too. He knocked down a late jump shot to kind of hold off the rockets and what was a close game Rondo two. Point jump shot that's Rajon Rondo with a bucket right there ten points nine assists for Rondo and then engaged three. He was actually the guy who is Lebron James on the bench to start the fourth quarter in what was a close game at the start of that period he either scored or assisted on Lakers I eight possessions of that quarter to help kind of turn what had been another tight close game into a rout for the Lakers. Rondo. He'll three and Rondo hits another one largest laker lead tonight Rondo has. Been Spectacular and a nice Lee for Kuzma. This is sort of how his reputation has been built. But this also is kind of out of line with the way he's played for the Lakers over his first two years. He hasn't been the guy who has come up in the big moments or been clutch. You've seen the decline of a player who's in his mid thirties and has been in the League for fourteen years, but there has always been this belief from the Lakers that when the playoffs come that he. Would step up and have those sort of vintage Rondo performances and so what you saw was sort of this return to form that the Lakers have always promised would be there and you saw not only offensively. But also defensively when Houston started to make runs, it was Rajon Rondo who was picking up James Harden full court and pestering him into turnovers they double team Arden and get a steal and another round of bucket. That's a ten old laker run hard was trying to go behind the back Rondo was right there. In both game two in game three second-half possessions where rondos picking up James Harden. The former MVP of the league, hounding him into a turnover, taking his pocket and going the other way for layup that completely shifted momentum and those both are Lakers win. So when you look at what Rondo did in those two games, I, think you could easily say that the Lakers could have been down two. Oh, two one in the series instead of kind of romping to a five game series victory.
Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach
"Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. Two time MVP in high score with the Phoenix Suns. Nash was before a player development consultant with the Golden State Warriors.
Clippers vs. Nuggets: How the teams match up for playoff series
"It's the clippers nuggets this one tips today Thursday at nine PM Eastern. interrupters. Ton of Christ, says, this is weird because that is my sister. Okay well. I. Now, it's good. Good good It's too weird. All right. The clippers took two out of three regular season Games including one twenty, four, one eleven victory in the bubble. So let's get to the keys to this series clippers nuggets, and then we'll make our predictions task whether you're watching. Well, Jamal Murray is going to be the number one objective for the clippers defensively. They're just going to be a Angel Momma and I think. This is GonNa be one series where quiet Leonard has to guard Jamaa. I think whoever's playing point guard for them is going to be too little to guard Jamal Murray whether it's beverly or Landry Shamet and I think Paul George is too big. So it's just GONNA work out. That Leonard is going to be on Jamal primarily that's going to be as matchup like it has been the last two times they played during the regular season. So that's GonNa be exciting, just watching Leonard. Have to exert a lot of energy expend energy. You know it's not just your plan pick and roll Shimomura he's going to give up the ball. He's GonNa frigging run around off ball and he's going to be dancing and I think. We know that guys are going to help out. With those guys I just mentioned and if zoo this is going to be a really big really big series for him. We saw what happened in in Utah if Rudy Gobert comes up and plays Jamal Murray. The numbers change so that's going to be there huge huge vote because this is going to be so hard for me to go and come after what he just did. Now he's going to be watching Kawai. Leonard and I think we can sort of lock in on this end of the floor because I think this is Paul. George series to take over on the other end and I think it's good Paul George. He's he feels like he had a nice fresh manscaping grooming fact that the fact that this is a new series he should feel. A little rejuvenated. Also. Because he's not going to have a tough assignment I think going up on the other end. I think Jeremy Grants going to be guarding quiet he has all year. Paul George at millsaps Tori Craig's little too small former. Michael. Porter. I don't know about that. I saw Paul George should have. The Freedom and the ability just because the defender he's going to have to go offensively and. Can expend all that energy. So I think that's what's going to happen. We're GONNA have we're going to get Jamal come back to Earth a little bit because this is the clippers defense here. Yeah
Butler Scores 40, Miami Heat Top Bucks 115-104 For 1-0 Series Lead
"The Milwaukee Bucks scored forty points in the first quarter. Last night for an eleven point lead in game one of their second round NBA playoff series with. MIAMI. But things fell apart after that and Jimmy. Butler got hot for the heat solder will work against Middleton. Topped out at eight put the three out Kyrie gotta go Mike Goodness Jimmy Butler second. Of the night. It's Mike English sunset and ninety, the ticket Butler scored fourteen of his career playoff high forty points in the fourth quarter in Miami beat Milwaukee one, fifteen, four mostly credits Jimmy I thought he had several if not all of the shots he may tough shots he's capable given credit you made them but. The defense while we can always be better I. think it was a case and making tough shots. Bucks committed nineteen turnovers miss twelve free throws gave up forty two points in the paint and were out rebounded forty, six, thirty, four, Chris Middleton scored twenty eight before fouling out. Brook. Lopez added twenty four while Janas unto. Kubo didn't play as well as we expect Janas had eighteen points, ten rebounds and nine assists but committed six turnovers and missed eight of twelve free throws I want to be more. Obviously you know when you the game is over and you have the the sheet at, you'll see twelve shots you gotta wonder. Why the issue more could have been more aggressive but I think now just tried to make it up playing style was my whole game. You know whether lose you got two bucks didn't have point guard Bledsoe who sat out with a strained right hamstring status for game two tomorrow night is unclear
Raptors overwhelm Nets 150-122 to finish first-round sweep
"In the Boston Celtics. Don't tangle in the second round of the N BA playoffs after completing Four game sweeps. Let's bring in one half of quickies corner. Galen Quickie joining me here on a F in sports. Hey, Galen. Good Monday morning before they boarded you bad. Yes. Toronto raptors that you know they would They swept for Ah. Over the Brooklyn dead. They have one problem, though, Kyle Larry, they're they're great point guarded as an injury that you know that could keep about. They're a little nervous about that. Toronto really, you know, would have fried. You know, there's there's double to seize these playoff. Great Nick Nurse continues his greatness. We just want to end the coach of the year again. So that's your problem. The Toronto has Kyle Lowry could be out. They don't have a problem with their bench outside of Cairo. Lowry not being on it, possibly if he's injured 100 points in that game. That's incredible, Galen. It is And you know if you look at Toronto's roster, like you said, they're bed has been great. And a lot of people don't know what these guys are. You're probably gonna know who they are pretty soon. Just play the best. He's the the boxer considered the best at, uh, the of the best defensive team. No one plays defense like the Toronto Raptors. There, 11 and one in the bubble. We talked about how hot the Blazers were, but the Raptors are 11 and one in the bubble one loss against Boston Celtics took
It's Hot Out West: Interview with Seattle Storm's Jordin Canada
"What's going on WB Fans Meg mcpeek I am so happy to be joined by our guest Jordan Canada. She is one of the up and coming superstars in the WMBA. She obviously plays for the Seattle storm coming off a win and you know without introducing her I've got to talk about some of the accolades because you can't mention Jordan Canada and not talk about defense in this league. Here's a two, thousand, nine, hundred, wnba. All defensive first team one, she's a WNBA champion with the Seattle Storm Two thousand eighteen sweeping the Washington mystics open. Guess what she was drafted number five overall by Seattle and I think my favorite fun fact about Jordan is the fact that you are the first. Woman. First Woman in PAC twelve conference history to score eighteen hundred points. Record seven hundred assists in you joined one of the best to ever do it in Gary Payton. In I. I. think that is probably the coolest thing as well. I don't know about you. I'm so excited to have you on the show first off. Happy Belated Twenty Fifth Birthday. How was it? In the bubble. Thank. You obviously, it was quite different. I didn't really get to do much. So I had practice and then I came back and I kinda just chilled That's pretty much I can do is I've been inside the bubble but I've. Sydney gifts my parents sent me a little birthday cake and some edible arrangements. So I got to celebrate just That's amazing. I'm a big fan of the edible arrangements myself. So I am super jealous about that and you mention you know being limited on what you can do in the bubble how is life going in the bubble and? To that point what has been your favorite thing to do not hoops related. The honest we come and don't have much here. We have a pool at the legacy hotel, which is right right up. The street you can save because we're all in villa. So we have a pool that we can go to I. Know they have like early morning golf lessons. and that's pretty much it. That's all we have So for the most part I mean, if you're with your teammates hanger with team You. Aims walking by because we're all in the same areas. Say hello to each other and speak to you know speech our friends and that's pretty much a practice and you come back to your villa. You'd relax and chill we go to games I'm. Really all that we have are you try to make the most of it I? Mean I'm very simple. So it doesn't bother me as much I'm such an introvert. I'm a homebody. So mostly in my room, some of most time just watching TV and stuff. So it's been fine in the beginning of a little bit rough I know something. Terrible living conditions would it where they were saying and stuff but I never had a problem with it but it's been much better You know we've only been here a little over a month. So it's getting better and I think we're just getting used to the conditions of the environment. I'm so happy I actually have something in common with Jordan Canada I am very introverted as well and homebody. So it's good to know if I was in the bubble I would be able to survive with like you said the Gulf I'd be able to hit up. So that'd be pretty cool and it's always fun to relax outside at the pool when you have an off day. So I, know when things being in the bubble and the season being much different than what you're accustomed to. Of course, the news before heading down to a Bradenton geared kloppenburg would be filling in again for coached in Hughes just because of the health concerns with his previous health and cove nineteen how has the team been in contact with coach hugues while being in the bubble? How have you all and coach Kloppenburg still managed to integrate coach us into the day to day of the season. I mean, well, we kind of had a little bit of of that last year when our coaches out when need. Your cancer in remission stuff so. We kinda had. A few games in the season without him and we kinda had to, you know do without him and adjust, but he's always been very active and engaged with us. He I know he talked to the coaching staff allow he does takes me call me from time to time just to talk and catch up I. Don't know about the other players but yet he's just been very engaging in still keeping contact i. know the coaches do a good job of You know talk to him and him incorporating things that he sees while he's. Just, something that he wants us to do Argos very that in. So having a coach Klopp no, be the interim goes like he's had experienced last year being you know in position than he's done a great job and you know we also have like sue bird who's technically light a coach he knows that they're helping. US as well. So we have a lot of help but I know that you know we we really do Miss Dan and I know he's cheering us on from home and you know work continuing to pray for him after thought. So it's it's been a good experience at amazing and it's as if you have done this media before because we me Perfectly with mentioning sue bird and for fans that may not be aware two, thousand nineteen with sue being out with her injury. You were basically thrust in your second season into the starting role and leading this team from the point guard position and being a vocal leader at such a young age in your career. Can you tell us just how that adjustment was? Last season and dealing with that, and even if you know as you mentioned is basically an extra coach with the team on the floor now that you've got her back in the lineup, how how was that transition for you and what advice did she give you throughout last season? It was it was It was tough. I would say there was a lot of ups and downs during that season. It's very hard coming from and you're you know one of the star players on the team you're playing a lot of minutes and you come into a team that's fully stagnant at the see. Find Yourself and my rookie year I had a hard time finding my role I was very up and down I, kind of lost a little bit of my confidence. So it was it was a hard adjustment and then going overseas having to be thrust back into a starting position than have to you know get that leadership back in that confidence bag. So I think that really helped a lot going into two thousand, nineteen season I mean obviously, I didn't expect to be out but because. I was prepared and I gained a little bit my confidence back. I was able to just we know set Ryan in. Obviously there have been subscription ups and downs during that season and trying to learn as I go but sue was a big help. I mean the the best advice that she gave me was don't worry about trying to fill my shoes in in trying to be like me just play your game I know once I came into the league, everyone was talking about Oh. Jordan and ensue in is Jordan going to be able to about up to sue in an expectations and so she told me not to worry about that lying just go out inches player game two point guards, two different types of styles. But what I bring to the table is very important to the team, and so I keep that in mind last year and just trying to play my game and not. The. You know the outside noise and just Do What my team needed to do and I kinda, you know gained a lot of confidence in that and incoming in this season and having Birdie back. I mean like I? Say We're two different point guards in two different styles and if you've watched this play the season, you can kinda tell the difference of when I committed in when she's in. So it's just great to see that you know we're able to play together and you know still Kinda or me keep up the pace with the team when I'm coming in and not have a a low or did. when sue comes out so it's just been awesome experience so far she's been a tremendous help and in my growth all around. How important was that advice that she gave you of reminding you don't try to be me be yourself like how how integral was that inner growth especially, you mentioned now having her back. was very helpful I mean coming into it team like I said I was fully back in playing behind one of the. Honestly. The best point guards ever played the game I mean, that's kind of like nerve wracking and still you have your own expectations like I don't want to screw I don't. WanNa. Come in to a team as police tag playing behind the best point guard ever and you know fail I. Mean there's some of the things I not to think about my rookie year in having her tell me that especially a veteran who's been as game for so long you know she didn't have to tell me that she didn't have to step aside and say, Hey, like don't worry player game don't worry about outside noise expectations just just play your game in big about the team and you which you need to do to to get us to where we are and so to have that advice as such. Early stage in my career was is extremely helpful and it has helped me at times. I think about those times she says that it just calmed down because I know there's been times in the season last year this year where I get super rattle and try to do too much in that think about. That, like calmed down, relaxing, get back to who I am as a player. So to have that to have that advice as A. Data Mark Career is a blessing in Zomba's very thing for her.
Anthony Davis Has Room to Grow
"GonNa Focus on the Lakers, which as an editor is near and dear to my heart because sharks picked the biggest red meat team on on on the table here. But they've been really impressive with us are there to one and Anthony Davis looks like probably the best player in the bubble thus far chunks. Why don't you leaders us through some of the things that have been happening with Lakers why think for the record this is called the impossibly good-looking persons corner just clarify. For. Their how dare sir? Okay so we're looking at the Lakers thing to me that's jumped out in the first three games is how they're playing when Anthony Davis playing without Lebron on. So that was been their biggest problem. All season is those non Lebron ad minutes because he idea was. Okay. If you have a D- then Lebron can rest he can get. His breaking it as time off, and they'll still be fine. But before the restart when eighty was out of the Ron, he was minus three and five, hundred, six, hundred minutes as those are important minutes Lakers have to win in the restart I mean obviously is a very small sample size but who cares where we're doing podcasts in the restart their plus night. Eighties playing without Lebron. That's just a massive flip on their whole situation and to me watching those minutes was set out to me I think number one. Not Having region Rondo. I think that really kind of low key killed their team because when rondos playing he has to have the ball right like Rondo can't play off the ball Swiss hole in the ball he's not really a threat to score someone's really guarding him and then on defense that giving you much either so like Alex the numbers when ad and Rondo without Lebron it was minus five and without Rondo they're playing Caruso and waiters with a d the floor is spread and the thing. Anthony. Davis. You don't need a traditional point guard Anthony, Davis give eighty the ball in the mid postals kill people right? He gets the ball then it kicks shooter instead of the Rondo. So it's like ADP without Rondo back great and the other thing too is eighty at the five. So they're going eighty Kuzma than like Greener Casey Caruso waiters whatever. Eighty s numbers at the five the year are insane. They're absolutely ridiculous. So cab. Looking at that with no Devellano Dwight Eighty has a usage of twenty eight shooting of Sixty six point six. Now base that means in English as eighties in the ball, like he's hardener Jaanus and he's been the most efficient player in the league. So if looking at those two numbers, there's only been one player in NBA history that had to be that efficient at that. High usage not staff like five years ago. So basically, when eighties at the five, he does a established about shooting threes he's basically scoring at will every single time I think long story short eighty more room to grow I. Think we're seeing that right now like leading a d. plan space given him the ball he's got levels still the go to get into them right now. Yeah I. So the biggest thing off of that, which was great I just wonder if their margin for error is too thin right now obviously the Lakers have been incredible. So let's get that caveat out of the way I think probably favorite if not among the favorites for the title. People like to remind us on the group Chat specifically Chris Because I don't think sharks was. One I remember that yeah. Where we pretty much we troll the Lakers after their first loss of the season and. Venture like the succeed but clearly, they've they've far exceeded those expectations. Great. Please don't ask me. But I do wonder as bad as Rondo has been at times. As much as Bradley is the fifth most important guy on that starting lineup at times I do wonder if the margin for error is a little bit more thin and you are relying on the cruise of the world on the Casey Visa, the world more than you would like to my wrong rob now I mean I'm I'm pretty compelled by this whole situation that sharks laid out like the idea of shifting some of those pieces around and unlocking ad in a different way like makes logical sense to me given his skill set this is. The Guy, who can you know Kevin O'Connor talked in in the restart this week about how? Bam. Out of Bio Converts Defenses Ad in the mid post has a similar effect where if you clear out, you give him space and a straight line drive past almost any big in the league like that's such a powerful thing that there should be a way to orient pieces around that. Make Sense I. Think I get skeptical is in that margin for error and it's in, you know if you look at kind of the core of these lineups. AD and CAL Kuzma, and Alice Caruso or kind of the three man anchor of it and in around that, there's a revolving door of guards. You got some Danny Green minutes you get some dion waiters minutes he gets JR Smith gets in Casey ep you got whoever they cobbled together in that minute in the rotation at those guys scare the hell out of me a little bit and I think you know when you flashback to eighty as a Pelican and where he was some of where they fell apart without drew. Holiday on the floor without kind of more traditional point guards on the floor which just not having competent entry passers not having guys who could get a d. the ball in positions to score, which is it seems like such an easy thing. But the thing I don't trust dion waiters to do but it is a thing. Maybe I do trust Danny Green to do it. You know like some of these more professional veteran level guys like that distinction I think is an important one and probably the difference between bubble seating. Games bubble playoff games, right where you're getting Jr's and the demons at least lower in the pecking order if not out of the rotation on a regular basis entirely, and then you're looking at these minutes where it's you know, Danny Green Casey P. and those guys and cannot work I. Think I. Think there's a chance that it does but I do get a little bit suspect just in the sense that once playoff defenses are really keying in on what this lineup look like and how it works what does that? Mean deep because you know Jaanus has had that scrutiny in terms of a big who handles the ball who's creating for space lineups like we know what that looks like in defense is know what that looks like defensive kind of just been dealing with these Lakers lineups without Lebron floor all year haven't had a lot of trouble with them, but they haven't hammered them either in terms of the the mechanics of how they work. If this starts working, then you invite that level of
No Look Pass
"The NBA Wmba seasons have started back up I've only caught one game so far, but like many basketball fans I'm looking forward to the tempo and intensity. This season will brink. It's a lot more on the line. Players are bringing that to the game. Don't get me wrong. I'm looking forward to some highlights to Dunks, lobs crossovers, but is something about that. No look pass that true finesse to the gain. Some of the greatest. No look passes of all time. John Stockton Steve Nash Steph Curry Arguably. Rajon, Rondo Carl Malone. It's nothing like seeing a player in all confidence. Take that ball up the court. Drive into the paint in dish it off with a no look. Pass finished the player scores. In the NBA Dunks are expected, but is that no look pass that catches you off guard, which is why many have not mastered it. Two things have to happen at were four. No look pass to occur successfully. Fars the passer has to have foresight as to where the recipient will be. This is what makes the no look. Pass so smooth is just not the no look, but it's the no look with the understanding and awareness of where the recipient is going. The recipient must be ready. This can go either two ways. They can catch it or they don't, and they don't. is nothing short of a disappointment, because if caught ninety percent of the time is buckets. The second thing that must happen in order for the no look pass to be successful. The player has to be emotion. When you're in motion, you're not stopped or stationary. There's momentum being exerted. And, being emotion requires you to stay focused on what's in front of you while also anticipating what's coming at you and for the big man holding down the paint? This is not easy. These guys are huge six foot eight seven feet now is one thing to run the baseline, but a completely different one to run the court trail the pain, not clobbering the man in front of you while possibly anticipating a quick dish. From the point, Guard So many factors to account for in a lot of trust going on there. Is Not easy, even though it looks easy, you may be saying tiffany. How does this apply to me? I don't play basketball. You're right, but you might be working two jobs to make ends meet or staying at home, juggling the demands of your kids or carrying the load of school. Whatever it is, keep going stay emotion. God the Ultimate Point Guard sees it all in every now and then. He might throw you a no look pass. Will you be ready.
Arrest Made In New York Shooting Death Of 17-Year-Old Basketball Star Brandon Hendricks
"Now in the shooting death of a high school basketball star in the Bronx, 22 year old regime. Luke is expected to face murder charges in connection with the death of 17 year old Brandon Hendricks. Hendricks, a bystander was gunned down last month, just days after graduating from Monroe High School. He was the starting point guard there and was in the running for a college basketball scholarship.
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant asks judge to have Confederate 'white supremacy' monument removed
"Memphis Grizzlies star guard John Moran is asking a Kentucky judge to remove a Confederate monument in honor of Robert E. Lee in downtown Murray ran loved his time the community that feels it's disturbing to quote no the city still honors a Confederate war general defending white supremacy and hatred number of Confederate statues and monuments have been removed around the country in the wake of protest following the death of George Floyd last month in
Michael Jordan used ‘The Last Dance’ to prod his Charlotte Hornets players
"Michael Jordan is doubling down explain Daniel so this is great so according to divide take Graham the Charlotte Hornets point guard who happens to also be a J. hawk rock chalk Jayhawk after the last dance documentary Michael Jordan had a zoom call with all his players on the Charlotte Hornets and one of his messages to them was I want you to treat each other the way I treated my teammates I want you to call each other out I want you to be comfortable calling your teammates out it's going to make you guys better you're going to bond better it'll make you stronger they'll be more respect I don't want you not saying anything I don't want you guys letting each other mess up over and over again and then you keep losing losing and losing so we thought maybe Michael Jordan would be a little bit embarrassed about the way he was portrayed in the documentary we thought maybe Michael Jordan would be well I kinda didn't treat guys as kind as I should've known Michael George do the opposite Michael Jordan's telling the guys on the team he owns I want you all to treat each other the way I treated my teammates that's the standard of the Charlotte Hornets that's what we strive for
Risk versus reward: How safe are popular summer outdoor activities?
"Know what are some safe summer activities to do in your medical opinion Dr buckled well hi figura this is the real answer is still I think I'm sure the most conservative the answer to that would be you know it is not kind of minimal contact with others at least you know Gardi contact with others and sense of you know how he can kind of a close knit group of college friends family members where everybody kind of intermingled with each other but not without minimally within a larger community hello that's really where I go with that personally you know I think big mass gathering still are the ones I'm more worried about okay you know as much as I love baseball as much as I love going to the zoo do the other things where there's a lot of people in a confined area and of the most popular times raceday I'd at least to start to start with would avoid now pull my kids out of camps for that same reason you know but I think he's going to a park having a decent distance from others wearing your mask is it's a good kind of way to taking a dip your toe in the kind of getting out but I think any places that they don't have a lot of people or other things very like I think indoor were the ventilation is really unclear or that the practices are in place to really ensure safe distance and safety part of the ones in your precise decide what to do like with us when we call a public phone call I'm I'm nervous about those things not saying that nervousness is right along but I think I think it's just dipping your toes and see how things go and then you'll certainly you know if he will comport it talk about yours that are thinking about this of all right now can a liberalizing what we do people are out city county or loosen the rules as of midday it seems to be so far so good with this and that's reassuring you know we certainly have a bigger depth of knowledge of how the wicker within we did three months ago when we had no idea we had no idea how many people had it or who had it or whether no good reliable faster equipment so you know the draconian measures we took three months ago I don't think we need to go back to that well you go back all kind of business as usual either in terms of our own activities thank you buckle health officials in Missouri say they've seen no new covert nineteen cases from all those lake of the Ozarks pool parties over the Memorial Day weekend what do you think's happening there well two things one is you know it seems more evident that that the vast majority of covert infections occurred at least what we call super spreader so couple examples of this just there in the news and the news is you know the church in creole or a couple cooler affected infected pretty much the whole church about people that she immediately game and and lawn that kind of led to the current bombs there the couple other events kind of throughout the United States where there's a convention or meeting where a number of people got checked and it's usually the the vast surgeon transmissions and so you know the common traits that you know for most part and then you know you can find areas where people are close together to some degree indoor but not all the way yes the soccer match in the internal on without doors but not every event like that costs brought in so you know how I see the thing with the lake of the Ozarks is you know you'll so far again so far so good I'm not I'm not ready to say that you know that nothing's going to happen from there I think if it's a couple weeks nothing happened but he say that we dodged a bullet that being said I think it's still one of the things that just take your asking for trouble that type of circumstance so just because you have a lucky doesn't mean it's safe and I think that's important make that distinction and those people be better thank your lucky stars or you may go to a casino or do the lottery because they got really lucky necklace very very dangerous and then so far so good let's see how it plays out but but you know I I think just taking it didn't happen that should make us all feel safer from that we're talking with doctor Fred buckle Dr buckled it's a slew Kerr general internist at SSM health Saint Louis University hospital let's talk a little bit more about super spreaders Hong Kong university's Benjamin calling did a study that showed twenty percent of cases accounted for an astonishing eighty percent of transmissions we know on average for covert nineteen that one person might spread to two or three others if we weren't taking any actions to try and stop transmission a super sporting event is when a person in fact when you pull that maybe they would do on average so maybe at one person in fact six eight ten more people or even more than that most people that have infected they quite often forty being affected in a super spending event because these things do happen because a lot of transmission in order to have transmission you need a a person who's relatively more contagious and also the opportunity for them to possum inspection to lots of other people it is to some extent and usually what is actually happening enough to keep an epidemic going in to sustain an epidemic I guess the million dollar question is how do you tell who's a super spreader before it's being spread yeah that that is the million dollar question and just just because of my own internet site I just had to say this is proof again of something called the cradle principle which is generally the most natural phenomenon eighty percent of the your evidence you see is caused by twenty percent of of the people read so to like the fact that he said twenty percent or eighty percent of the factions are from twenty percent of the people is is kind of goes along the freely natural phenomenon so that just is kind of interesting that state but you're right I mean going back to the tone for example like that had the potential to be there but it didn't happen for reasons we cry you don't understand the price will never understand I mean that's kind of the magic of nature and how insanely complicated the world level of medicine but you don't know where that is and that's kind of going back to the broader confidence and can lead to this concept of herd immunity is you don't know where that infection starts and it happens at random and things and you think armored urgency in use you Amazon try to kind of intervene and of not being an emergency for reasons we don't know and I can handle the ball two thousand fourteen two thousand thirteen whenever that was pretty prominent you know there is a significant concern and you know we started having case United States but never really scratch and you know you can are you okay with us because of the big public health measures are undertaken the time or may have just been random chance and it's hard to tell you know so can I go back to the point guard the Ozarks you just don't know and I think at this point you're having these massive debts are your adventure a lot of people are in a confined space is just working with danger I don't think we're ready to do that yet once you get some degree of herd immunity that's we know or vaccine and then you have a you know a certain percentage of population vaccinated that's where it really you can say there's some safety in and going out those
Would Michael Jordan Rule in Today's NBA?
"Kirk. So I I swear. I promise we're not here to debate. Mj versus Lebron. At least not until the end of the interview believe me I have my stance. It is locked and loaded. We'll get to that. I don't want to alienate half the audience before we begin so over the last few weeks. Those of us who have watched the last dance have borne witness to the greatness. That is Michael. Jordan and that greatness does inform the Lebron debate insofar as it has reminded us of how dominant Jordan was but of course he was playing a different era. Basketball was very different from how it is today which can make it hard to compare those two players or to evaluate how Jordan would fare in today's NBA. So let's start here and established that point of comparison. What was the league like Jordan came into it? Well Jordan came into the in nineteen eighty four and it was a very very different place. The best players in the League at that time or Magic Johnson. Magic Johnson Larry Bird bird again. Larry saying the crowd here. This is what came to see. Kareem abdul-jabbar was still really good Long story short meaning the the NBA was run by big men just as it had been since its entire district and eight of the ten highest play players by the time Jordan even retired centers Jordan was drafted in Nineteen eighty-four just to give you an idea dominant. How valuable centers were sixteen of the twenty previous? Mvp Award winners heading into the one thousand nine hundred four eighty five season worst centers so Jordan entered an MBA. That's fair to characterize as a centers -ly And obviously it's very very different than what we're describing here in twenty twenty. So how big of a deal was it? That the best player in the League Michael Jordan was a shooting dude. You can't overstate. How big of a deal. It was really weird. I mean magic had showed us that point guards could be great. Bird showed us the power forwards and shooting. Forwards could be great no. Mvp had ever come from the shooting. Guard position nobody had really ever dominated the leak or won championships from that position or in that way and again one of the main things the makes Michael Jordan's such a special character in NBA. History is that he deformed the various static of MBA greatness. disrupted to use the term from from Silicon Valley. What it meant and what it looked like to be. Nba superstar love deformed as a verb because it sort of implies that he bent the League to his own. Will he did that man? I mean he came in there and it was violent and it was beautiful and it was for the betterment of the future of the sport a couple of weeks ago. You're at a piece about why. Michael Jordan was such a transcendent score. Can you explain what it was that? Made that dominant so unusual. Yeah well it starts with the fact that he's a he's a guard and again to contextualize it against what was going on in the eighties. Nineties is is shooting guards in wings didn't dominate the NBA. We had the occasional superstar like Julius Irving. So I'm not GonNa say that he was the first star wing but he was a jump shooter. Long Story Short. He was a jump shooting guard. Who could attack the Rim and boy could he attack the rim? So the early part of Jordan's careers. Obviously marked by these highlight jump. Man Silhouettes the dump contest leap from the free throw line and Chicago. Stadium can picture that in our head along Dominique to Michael Jordan but by the end Meena Jordan would beat teams with just incredible mid range shooting And if a majority of buckets in the last dance season in that second repeat came off of the mid range jump shots that either came from post plays Dribble pull-ups quick stops just an endless array of mid range jumpers. Mj On the way away. Jumper and one scout told me a really stuck out is like I've been watching the last dance for eight hours now. I haven't seen the same move twice. It's not like he had to go to move over and over again. All those phase pretty close but man he he did it all but he did it in this area that we don't use very much anymore. Aka Amid Ridge and he's also very difficult shots right thinking about it this way. If you're going up against the Bulls in his nineteen ninety two or nineteen ninety-seven and year in opposing coach. Year number one objective is pretty clear If you can stop or slowdown Michael Jordan. You have a chance. If can't you don't So almost every night the Jordan played he would get the other teams best defender. And that person would WANNA play their best game of the year because everybody in their Rena was watching it and so he did. This eighty two games a year to put up the best sort of scoring numbers in the League against the best defensive performers in the league so you made a heat map for Jordan and then in the same story you made one for harden and you put them next to each other and trying to comparison it almost looks like urban and rural America right or like to to heat maps. That are just wildly different. Almost like people playing different sports one hundred percent in hardened deserves all the credit in the world for becoming the best score of this era but this era is dominated by sort of this moneyball dogma efficiency efficiency efficiency and when you look at James Harden shot signature. You see a guy who shoots near the hoop. He's great Basket attacking guard like Jordan But then away from the painting of the student only shoots threes. He avoids the Mid Range just like he avoids a shaving cream. And and then when you look at say Jordan you see almost the exact opposite remember that old image of Pan Jia and how the continent sort of fit together these two shots hearts kind of look like South America and Africa. Where Jordan is one shape all mid range and then a hardest jump shot activity is sort of surrounding that all three point airs. Jordan didn't shoot a lot of threes.
Tar Heels star freshman Cole Anthony entering NBA draft
"Carolina point guard Cole Anthony will enter the NBA draft yes we had his freshman year cut short due to knee surgery he started the season as a potential number one overall pick forward Isaiah Thomases the committed from the university of Michigan the sign with the NBA's G. league W. N. B. A. draft Oregon star Sabrina I in this who's chosen by the New York liberty with the number one pick she saw the NC double a record for triple doubles when was the first college player to have over two thousand points one thousand rebounds and one thousand six hundred
Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft
"Several more underclassmen to declare for the twenty twenty NBA draft Arizona freshman point guard Nico Mannion and UCLA junior forward Chris Smith both told ESPN their plans to enter the draft Duke freshman guard Cassius Stanley in Maryland sophomore forward Jaylen Smith both announced via social media their plans to enter the professional ranks Jaylon Smith averaged over fifteen points and ten rebounds per game this season while making it averaged fourteen points in over five assists per game for the Wildcats Cassius Stanley shot over forty seven percent this year for Duke I'm Dennis ****
No, The Coronavirus Isn't Another Flu
"You're listening to shortwave from NPR. Madison Here with NPR science reporter paying long. Hey Ping Hey Mattie. How's life working at home for you? Hang Well Gladiolas Mattie good to hear your voice It's it's all right. You know I am Trying to work right next reconstructions and right now you might be able to hear a little bit of that noise in the background. I I do have a little pillow. Fort here to help so from my closet to your pillow for today. We're GONNA talk about an idea that's been in the air a lot lately that the krona virus is basically no worse than the flu. Thirty six thousand deaths a year. People Die Thirty six from the flu. But we've never closed down the country for the flu so you say to yourself. What is this all about? That was the president on Tuesday of this week. And so the estimated death toll last flu season in the US was about thirty. Four thousand people in experts say it can range from around twelve thousand deaths year to sixty one thousand deaths a year. By contrast the Krona virus has killed one thousand one hundred and twenty four people in the US. That's as of Thursday when we're taping this according to a Johns Hopkins Count but there is a problem with comparing the two diseases in this way especially at this point in time. Yeah it's tree. Mattie and one of the reasons is that our healthcare system is set up to deal with the flu every year. But what? It's not set up for is to deal with the current events on top of the flu. And so yeah like on purely rod numbers. More people have died from flu this year. But there is a lot of science and data that we've learned in the past three months and it suggests that the corona virus is not only a more dangerous disease. It's one that could hurt more people if it spreads unchecked. So this episode. We'll talk about that. Science and data how the Krona virus differs from the flu and why it could emphasis on could be even more dangerous to public health. Okay paying like we all do with these current virus updates. We need to be clear that the information in this episode is based on what we know right now as of March twenty six and most of what we're talking about today are estimates based on information. That's still evolving. Yeah so let's start with some symptoms flu versus Corona Virus. So this is one of the things that makes containing this illness so tricky. The most frequent symptoms of corona virus are fever dry cough fatigue and shortness of breath and those show up in both corona virus. The flu and people can also get diarrhea. But that's pretty rare and it's also something that can happened with flu and that's all information from the World Health Organization and of course it's very possible that there are symptoms out there that we haven't identified yet so for example. There's been some talk about people with Corona virus. Losing their sense of taste But that hasn't really been proven. Yeah right and of course. A huge concern is people who can pass this fires onto someone else without even knowing that they have it. Yes so let's talk about that. Let's talk about transmission so basically how flu and Crow virus passed from one person to another so flu and current a virus or both ought to be spread mainly through close contact with other people who have it so you can kiss them or they can coffin you and the droplets that come out of their noses and mouths can get into your nose and your mouth and make you sick. So that's why CD's recommending keeping a physical distance of about six feet away from other people right now right right but there is one big difference. And that's the flu can be transmitted through what we call. Airborne transmission people can offer sneeze in a room and then other people can come in and breathe in like super tiny particles of virus and get sick and obviously that type of transmission can be really hard to protect against exactly and while public health officials have said they don't think that's what's going on with occur virus community so far they are still trying to figure that out. Okay Ping so. Let's talk about how many people one person can in fact figuring that out is part of figuring how contagious diseases. There's some numbers that have been reported on the lot even seeing them in the news. But we're going to put some of that. Sweet sweet shortwave nuance in there for you. Yes shortwave where caveats are very welcome. Always okay so matty. If you look at the data from China it looks like each person. Infected WITH CORONA VIRUS. Seems to give it to two or two and a half other people on average and that is higher than the flu so person with flu only spreads it to about one point. Three other people and again that's on average. Yeah and we have to be really careful with those numbers how many people one person will infect is this average based on an equation and for Corona virus a lot of the factors that go into that equation. Like how long? Somebody's contagious. How much virus it takes to get. People sick are still unknown so that to two point five number is a rough number and it is extremely likely that that number will change for better or for worse right yeah and this one was calculated again looking at populations in China not the US and things like weather. People ride crowded subway to get around or whether cheek kissing is a common greeting. You know things like how people behave. And how many people come in contact with that can change that number. And that's why social distancing is so key right now all that being said today Dr Anthony Voucher one of the top public health officials in this country told Steph curry and NBA Point Guard. Because that's the world we live in now is much more transmissible than the flu in part of that has to do with one of the most important and honestly scary things about the corona virus that people can be contagious before they have symptoms so before they themselves. No they're sick. This also happens with the flu. But it's only for about a day right. That's what we were just mentioning that. He and with Corona virus seems like people can walk around for longer not knowing that they're sick and potentially getting other people sick so we still don't know a lot about this yet but one study looking at a bunch of provinces in China found that about thirteen percent of their cases were likely caused by people spreading the corona virus to others before they started coughing or having a fever or getting achey. Yeah and what's really wild about it and I've only seen this in this one study. Is that some of the people who got infected had symptoms before the person that infected them so it would be like if I was contagious. And I didn't know and I came to work and infected you and you had symptoms before I ever done and if you think about it. Mattie from a public health perspective so hard to deal with it's part of the reason why some people are really advocating for testing a lot of people who may have been exposed to corona. And not just the symptomatic ones. So let's talk about when you do get sick enough to go to the hospital. There's some evidence based on data from China that patients wind up in the hospital with Corona Virus. Than when it comes to the flu right it looks like about twenty percent of patients with cove in nineteen. Get seriously ill enough to be sent to the hospital. And that's about ten times the rate for flu. Here's Parker Hudson and epidemiologist at University of Texas at Austin Del Medical School where it's particularly concerning are the number of people who are progressing to need hospital level care and then eventually critical care and who are dying especially the extremes of age and we also have some data from China from Wuhan about how long people with the krona virus need to stay in the hospital. Once they wind up there. Yeah so based on information from Han in January the average hospital stay is eleven days for Corona Virus. And that's compared with five or six days for an average flu case. And when you have a patient using a hospital bed for that length of time. That's the bad that can't go to a flu. Patient or someone with a heart condition or someone in a car accident suggest because this is a new disease for our healthcare system. It doesn't mean that all the other reasons people end up in the hospital usually just magically go. Yeah and not only that based on the stories we've been hearing from Er Doctors Hospital. Nurses caring for Corona virus. Species takes a lot of work yet. It's true so an expert at the world. Health Organization says that taking care of intensive really unwell corona virus patients. It can take two to three medical staff at one time all in protective gear for hours and hours and that is super social work. And don't even get me started on the amount of disposable gloves masks and gowns that takes because we've all been hearing about that shortage and it's a whole separate
Dr. Marc Bubbs on Gut-Biomes, Phone-Vacations, Sleep and a Human First Perspective to Athletic Performance
"Thanks for having me on the performance usually with Canada basketball and work as a consultant as well so if the lead sport and also with recreational clients looking improve their performance and you know my background and nutrition also naturopathic medicine so bringing a bit of a holistic view on an athlete health and human health in terms of performance. And and that's pretty much the philosophy leeann anywhere from people trying to look better feel better all the way up to you know a lot of our guys obviously play in the NBA and people got into the Olympics. And I'm always amazed at how similarities like the problems. We're having a highest level. Could actually be quite similar to the problems. The rest of us are having your trying to perform at work and at home. So there's a lot of similarities but of course definitely differences as well. The answer that that answer kind of takes me to the first question I had for. You is the idea of fitness versus health. And I think we hear that sometimes the sense of someone who looks fit in the gym might not necessarily be healthy or vice versa. And so what's for the for a high performance perspective? Those of us who work with athletes like what's I maybe. It's not a point but is what's that point were poor health really starts to spill over into performance. I mean does it start from square. One does after hit a critical mass in anything. It's probably complex question but what What would be a good would be a good indicator of that that crossover between health and performance or health? It's a fascinating question right. Because we assume the two are are are so intertwined and swearing fitnesses. Obviously the ability form of physical task helping state of well being and they do travel together to a certain degree but then when we really just the tip of the spear they start to veer off and grey paper. Maybe three or four years ago. Now by Paul Larson film off its own. Athletes fit but not healthy and of course. The endurance crowd is is definitely one that the interns athletes are ones that tend to experience that more than than even others right. Kassir pushing the volume. They're pushing the intensity and so this notion around you over training being just a person who's unhealthy right and so from a high performance standpoint. I mean I think when we look at some of the research around again. This is more than the endurance side but international the national level competitors. We see that international competitors get sick forty percent less than national level competitors if you can just show up every day in the gym or every day of practice and not miss days at the end of that year or that block of four years and you're going to be that much further ahead in the competition and so I think it's pretty cool now that we see this athlete health component. You know the skewing first idea being more intertwined with different performance models and you know on the female side of things again on the endurance with endurance sport. We used to just be part and parcel it if you're elite female endurance athlete. You GONNA lose menzies. And that's just part of the part of the story and of course China with experts like Dr Susan Kleiner. You know new new research coming out showing that women who maintain menstrual function which again is sort of a proxy for health right actually performing better as some of these lead levels and so whole notion that if we can keep athletes healthy particularly in you know team sports like forcing basketball or you know what we would call soccer but most the world calls Football Ohio you have. These athletes were so skilled. You know if you if you can get a forty four inch vertical leap and you're the fastest guy in the floor you know. Do we really need all of the things that has just keeping you healthy enough to show up every day. Probably the biggest performance lever. So those are some of the things that you hear being discussed more now and I think it's It's been interesting in practice to be able to see what are some of the less direct things that we can improve someone's performance by just supporting these areas of health. Then allow them to just be them and show up and do the amazing things that they can do. The I really really like that Thought with the showing up in the consistency and the stats behind that and I had a couple of thoughts was just with distance runners in general. I. I always had heard the idea. I think Dan John Coach. Dan John it said something like this. If you go to a masters track meet. The spinners look ten years younger than they really are. And the distance runners look ten years old and it was It was tough one. I always I always like okay. That does seem about right. I guess like it could make sense but then I was. It was like Dr Bruce Lipton stuff and he was talking about DNA. Telomeres and repetitive tasks. Like if the task is alter repetitive eight does something to aid your telomeres. Faster and mccaw. Maybe this is why I don't know I mean I don't want to speak for everybody. Necessarily they're probably becomes that point. We're distance rains good and then turns into too much and maybe trails versus roads or diversity. This is an interesting area to me. Yeah no I think it's really interesting as well. I think as a heuristic kind of works too because you do tend to see that. I think there's a few areas like obviously training outside if you trained in the sun and you live in California Arizona. You're getting all that happens. The skin which can impact but I think the glucose aspect is a really interesting one because we know that if you're not perform on race day as elite endurance athlete you do need a significant amount of carbohydrate and month after month year after year depending on what kind of strategy you're using. I mean that's GonNa those dance to glaciated. End Products are going to start to lead to more more impact the skin. So if you're if you're more focused on how the skin is looking you may want to adopt certain strategies and maybe sacrifice performance would. I don't know if that's a conversation for the pocket. Yeah yeah that'd be the on the very specific on subserve running podcast and looking good or not aging age or something like that I the second thought I had from what you're saying. I love that idea of consistency. I think it's something that we don't we don't necessarily think of like it's not very sexy to be like well you know. Show up and do that as long as possible. I think that when especially elite athletes and I've had talks other talks with coaches on this podcast about some. There's some elite athletes who just have a really bad diet but the question is then right. How long this catches up with you. At what age is going to catch up with yours. What what ages are going to start costing you. I guess that's my My follow up to that is how do athletes with a really poor diet and who are getting away with it and early. Twenty s are these things showing up later is different for everybody What's your take on all that? I mean it's one we see. You know you see sports now like Roger Federer. When he started to thirty four thirty five he started to lose. Some of those majors look like this for him. And of course all of a sudden at thirty six thirty seven. He starts winning majors again. Australian opens repeats and then Wimbledon. Geez guys now thirty seven thirty eight thirty nine you still the top four in the world. I mean he wins. The I guess to the quarter finals of tournaments was still almost the same ease as he did when he was in his mid twenties and that from a generation ago. I mean no when I was growing up north thirty in your tennis player. Men that the drop office was. Pretty Sean Right. So I think a lot of the science around nutrition Sleep obviously recovery. Obviously things like training. I think that's flat curve a little bit and allowed a lot of these athletes to be able to to play a lot longer. I mean you know candidate Basketball Steve. Nash I mean he played until he was forty and he had a back condition. You know I mean that's just playing a point guard position in the NBA is phenomenal. And so I think that's where the buying can be difficult for young athletes because you know nowadays are nineteen or twenty into the League. You know when you're that age you're indestructible right. You're not thinking you're thirty. Everything's just feels great. You can get away with everything and so I think that's one having an environment where people are just making certain decisions Really helps because environment too powerful influence from
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Early in this year was good. Yeah well I think a lot of that was health related to that was a factor to be sure so. Let me let me ask you this. Let's say he had played at the level that he played out the last two months all season. Would that have changed your your feelings. On things. He'd be cousy closer but I still don't think I'd have in there because it takes. It takes a lot to get into this top group and he's not as reliable and you talk about the white okay. How's it going to work at the higher levels? I mean Russell Westbrook yet maybe in this Houston system. It'll work in the playoffs but again remember. We're run. He doesn't get to play on his perfect system. If we're putting in the postseason his limitations are GonNA come to bear. That's what happens. Okay well let me ask you this. Let's let's just go through the teams here and let's see like how many teams do you think like he wouldn't work on right like in? Most teams have enough shooting at the other positions and they have a five. Who can't let's? Let's do it this way. Undergo through the guys in the tier that I have money. And let's see let's see where you have so not in the tier that you do because even now because I think those are pretty clear I mean. Is this not a useful exercise? It'd be good because I I want to see like but is is it really true that he doesn't fit anywhere right. Let me get a sample of teams. Okay Okay so Boston. Let's say you replaced Walker with him. I don't I don't think it works nearly as well. So Thomas is a good enough like ties to me is about the same as PJ talk then. He's he's taking possessions away. He's not he's taking in the half court he's taking possessions away from other guys. I think it makes it harder on Jason Tatum. I I think I think your best argument here is. It's he him being out. There makes life harder on your other perimeter creators. I that I buy more than the idea of what you have to have like that. It's so hard to find those. Those are well. That's that's like two parts of the same argument. I mean it's hard to fit it because you can't fight play because it makes life harder and you have to get better players. Do you see those different arguments than sure. Yeah I mean I do a little bit because it was. The thought was like Oh. It's only working because like Houston. Has this crazy system. And I think that's a Daniel Thais Lower Wayne dead bin or at or like John Collins. If you were playing center like throw them on the jazz jazz good team you replace whoever you want to of their garbage tape with Russell Westbrook. I don't think I don't think it makes them. He's he's a bust of Westbrook's obviously a good player but it it just it becomes it becomes a challenge and all the other every the jazz even headed. I think he'd be fine on the job. Okay 'cause 'cause they have shooting at all these other positions like they're one of the best spot up shooting teams. They don't have it at the five. Okay all right. They still have like. So you're GonNa pick and roll but then then Donovan Mitchell getting mersal so if you have to use Russell Westbrook in the primary action then that means Donovan Mitchell. Then you're not using on Mitchell to his best potential like you're choosing by putting Russell Westbrook. In these circumstances you're choosing to take possessions away from other guys who who. I would say are better uses of that than Russell Westbrook. Because it's the same argument you've made all these times against Ben Simmons that if you that when he doesn't have it it's a much bigger issue and so if he's not a part of the Russell Westbrook can score thirty points a game if you put them in the right situation we all know that about Bentsen's but but you get what I'm saying. Is that you you with teams. That have other talent. Your your sidelining that talent to give it to Russell Westbrook. And so that can he can be. He'd be that guy on a certain group teams absolutely but like I brought jazz like you. Would that work on the PELICANS? I don't think it would yeah. Obviously he would help some of the bottom teams in the League for sure. That's that's not part of this necessarily but like Denver once we get into the where this sort of stuff really starts to matter outside of the. Oh yeah he can help the Bulls a lot. Yeah absolutely of course. Yeah no I mean as you go through it okay so like Minnesota. He would really help them. Sure for sure that they need a guy like teams that need a guy like him would benefit Orlando sure even though their flaws he would be. He would give them juice. That they don't have yeah Phoenix. I think booker would be would it? Would it would be harder for booker but yet in the in the Internet. I think he would help I have. I have less Brooklyn above Ricky Rubio. So that's not that's not a big surprise. Yeah so so I mean it's a I do see your point there are he. He is the toughest but then I also think that you may be underrating. The magnitude of what he's able to accomplish in the right system maybe You know so. This is a good size. One of the more the livelier discussions we've had in a while And believe me if he were still playing the way that he was at the start of the year. I would have been right there with you. I would have had him like fifteen or something so I just like the run that he had. I just was giving that a lot of respect. I mean that that I thought was extremely impressive. So but one more quick thing like let's say we had done these rankings at the end of last playoffs so latte last year. You know they they they made. They lost the first round of Portland. So how much are you putting on for reference? Last year Russell Westbrook fifty percent shooting. He took seven point. Three hundred possessions made twenty nine percent of them. Okay so you got knocked out in the first round. He wasn't the best player in his own team. Where where where would you because because to me? If you're saying I get we were saying at the beginning of the euro you would but would he abandon this tier then because then you're on to two months into no. I know I know what you're saying but this is what I'm pushing. I think it's even more recently than that because I think that you wouldn't have had him near where you do right now at the end of last season's done it's just enough but he also had to have knee surgery at the end of last year. Too I mean I really thought like one of the things too is just a visual component. That I thought he'd really lost explosion and he was really struggling to finish at the rim and I thought that that has been something that's looked much much better and and I do like the transition element I think. He takes something off the court for other players in the half court but he brings it back on for them in transition. Which I think you know doesn't completely alleviate that All right we probably push into inside on this but Yeah so you guys Let us say we ever hire or too low interested to To crowdsource this one I have number six in tier three. And what are you you have and then in the next group of next eleven okay So that close out this group for me and we we talked about. Larry I think his his plug and play ability. I think he does have an argument. But I also think that if you're really going to have a good offense he probably be your third score. He he he was the hardest for me to include in the Himalayan. Because I don't think he gets all the way there himself but the defensive value made it made it that he was more appropriate for me in this year than the one below. So that's why he ended up there. But Yeah I agree with you offensively. He's not in the same caliber as the other guys. So my to your four here was three guys. Okay low end. All-star I called it and it was kyle lowry Darren Fox and drew holiday. I thought those guys have just a little bit higher level of performance then the group below them that I considered high end starter. Which took me from eleven to sixteen How did you have a lowry And westbrook but Fox and holiday. Let's sit on them a little bit here. My next group was eight to fifteen. I kind of saw the same a little bit of the same idea that you did. But I originally actually had drew Holiday Inn tier of his of his own and then like That's a little bit. That's splitting hairs. A little bit too much so so so you're sure Kyle. Lowry is better than drew holly. I have lowry a little bit above him but especially considering a season that started now in. Lowery's age you feel comfortable with lowery being significantly better than drew all day. It's it's close. That was one of the harder distinctions that I made. I actually had the other way I and then switched it back but the but withdrew. I'm a little bit less confident. Offensively like his defenses is great. I mean I. I've been a believer in him for a long time going back to La. I used to talk to him. About how defendant Steph Curry? Because he did such a good job on him but one of the most important things that a point guard does is. They are the engine for the offense and drew. Hasn't really he hasn't quite been that consistently over the course of his his tenure New Orleans and surrounding talent they all these injuries and everything else and so is he good enough to be like your second offense of option on a good offense you think second or third. I think it's questionable to me. I I was very disappointed in what he's done. Offensively the season particularly from a shooting standpoint He's bumped up a little bit lately is actually up to Thirty six percent from three. So so he's he's heated up some of late but overall fifty four percent true shooting in a career high is fifty seven percent basically has only been above the league average one season in his career which was seventeen eighteen and he's also the age twenty nine season. It's a I if I felt a little bit more comfortable with them either as a spot up shooter or as a pick and roll threat. I would've had higher because I am thirty eight last year and it just the offensive drop off is just a little concerning to me. Yeah it was concerning to me too. And so that's why can't why he ended up here for me than So what I'm interested in and I think it might just be me being a little late to the game. I had during Fox firmly in this year I had him twelfth but I so I think part of it might be for me right now is that I I was thinking I wasn't doing the whole like off. The season started right now because he has really. He's been good when he's been healthy this whole year but especially this last run before the Haggis. Yes since January first. Twenty two points a game fifty six percent true shooting pretty good. We saw what he could do in transition last year. That hasn't been as much the case this year but I think in the right system. He could just be a massive difference maker. What transition using. Here's another part of it and this is why considered moving him higher as a staff member. Herpin this a lot. Last year was Sacramento. That they had a below average half court. Offense Deer Fox was on the floor. And it's like that was that was disconcerting. This year seventy fifth percentile. Ninety seven five ninety seven five doesn't sound great but remember half court. Offense is a lot less efficient. So he also. That's also I just first shots. No no offense of retail right right. Yeah that's that's a separate separate categories including the glass filters it so that's getting that's getting there and so it wouldn't surprise me and this is maybe why should have put a modal higher when we do this exercise a year from now if I have Fox you know like maybe in the next year up or maybe there's a split tier kind of like what you did and that he's in that but I just again. I'm a little bit sometimes. I'm a little bit late with point guards. And he wasn't quite there yet so I just kept. I kept a minister year. Yeah and that's understandable. I I'm probably a little early on him. Just also wishes work consisted defensively. He's not bad. But I like some of the players in this group like drew bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon well pregnancy consistent. But like those guys. I trust more on that under the four than I do with your Fox so you know it was it was. It was another thing that gave me a little bit of a pause. Yeah one concern for Fox. This year to three point percentage only thirty one percent and that's not fantastic. He has gotten his efficiency up to basically around the league average. I think he's taking incremental steps in this last couple of months or so and I don't think it's necessarily been like unsustainable that's got him there noting that overall three point percentage so I'm I think that the gains that he has made our sustainable Okay one more break here. And then we'll I mean we're not making a lot of progress. React to speed this up like forty minutes or we could split into a two parter who knows. Yeah that'll hey we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA rank them backup point guard honestly honestly probably could keep going be. Here's here's what's it well. Let's actually do that. Epic okay. So we're okay so okay so you had this. Is your eighth through ten correct suddenly. Have another eleven through sixteen yeah and I stopped really ranking them. This is kind of an order here. Jami rant number eleven. I actually think that in some ways he's been under utilized this year if you look at their clutch games and you see what he's been able to do down the end of that when they really are like okay. No now. We're going to it in his hands every single time when you look what he can do in an ISO as well when he even just going at his own man but then when they switched some big poor sap unto him he can blow by. Anybody can get a pretty good shot on anybody. A Luca touring the three point. Shot has come down a little bit..
"point guard" Discussed on Through the Wire
"The whole game plan was don't touch the ball. They were saying devon. Devon derek fisher had a big time shots because a lot of teams were saying we me too single net kobe win. Der efficient had opened corner three shirt. He's obviously but we just don't want anybody but koby and as i dare fish moments we big shots. I wonder their stat out there that you can look to see who got double team the most this season. I'm actually pretty interested. We sure they got they got steph. Everything iran's own. What do i even google but i i'm not would it be. The who do you think is the most honestly joel being depends on how calculated defense. I mean double team because the double team isn't always both of us crowd and you get a shade you if i could just use it as being like help extreme help so it ain't always and even seeing wti how teams not already there before you make your move your shoe so but that was cool to see i like that knows apply that joe kempston took him say and then i even watch the whole video and there was a <hes>. It was a play where <hes> joe can look list. You know the towards torch but i think i think awesome job you so. How do you feel about the white pass. We're gonna job with the lakers. You know i mean i think i've seen a lot slander with the white when i came out. I ain't really understand it. The white hope he has a lot of stuff that comes with a lot of dump things with the white one thing you can do. He's always been a double double machine. Ones back was hurting. The complimentary of buggy was a shooting was gonna bring and allowed <hes>. Andy davidson isn't believed to play together. <hes> our know how the white and davis will play together whoever they bring in. They're not gonna have that same to like. Star potential role there louis could ahead. They're going to pay like fifteen twenty minutes bugging size but not a lot of big meals. Demarcus could've potentially giving you but it's like we talked about at the day. We wanted to set it up to be placed in five years but i think that's might see that's gonna be the game lineup anywhere. He modified who especially book he's gone. He's probably gonna be anthony davis it. I like it but the top tapped point. I'm so interested to see which all garrett especially since last year. We had a terrier type talking yeah that was ah are very this. Oh my out. My guy will be three. I think he he still deserves at ten spot in his lead. I didn't think that houston houston key situation. When before i mean i didn't really base cert- mostly potential i based on your situation and just i mean how good you are play. I literally was ranking the that was coming into these. I didn't really think too much ahead in terms as a potential what they could be season but like i said i think a lot of if you just look at what beings is not a team that you probably couldn't fit on like. I say that houston situation. Maybe a couple years ago where if he was still in his prime it coulda worked better begin by defenders one more easily or taking advantage of those ice. Oh situations. I mean put on a situation like replace where eric bledsoe was an milwaukee bucks team now. He has a really do work as orchestrator on a team for the weapons..
"point guard" Discussed on Through the Wire
"Top. Ten point guards going into the season. We already got some discrepancy. Photos show even started kinda discuss it but i don't know who's on your lesson was not in your list and vice versa so it should be some on yano at least one play on my list. We you don't want play does not on his list. Don't even know how he's not on your list sleeping macos just because potential you know. I'm not even talking about auto already all i. I didn't basis of potential results. How are the man is resolved amp attention and situation near my the situation as you did not what you're gonna do this year obviously and same thing for young players so we'll get to it but that's saudi amount so you know let's start with a trivia though all right so today's trivial is brought to you by nate the great all that all author of questions come from a diverse set out anything great then the theme. I guess not really thing but these are all questions based on a twenty eight twenty nine thousand nine hundred and keep that amount hyper number number one. I should go now which of these teams has the highest payroll of any team in the n._b._a. Is it a the portland. Trailblazers is a be houston. Rockets tickets is as see the charlotte hornets or is a d._v. Miami heat the highest payroll in the in be a. I'm giving you alabama. Sam seconds three business groups are blazers rockets hornets heat. I'm more rockets. Dear comes in with rockets peer and i'm going miami miami for for mike and lastly peer give you three seconds blazes hornets. It's rockets heat. I will go the hornets the correct answer as the portland trailblazers they they just gave that large as they destroyed for hassan whiteside used previously but this this office accounts as this season <hes> yeah. This is a twenty nine thousand eight see. There's a twenty nine hundred twenty twenty twenty nineteen free agency between nineteen th part of next season's.
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"For me where I mean, just seeing you mentioned how bad Oklahoma City was without Paul George on the floor, and Russell Westbrook there. They had to start playing Westbrook. More apart from George because the shooter lead backup units were totally failing. You wanna get? He's a huge usage guy right around. Fifty percent true shooting has been for most of his career supposedly another guy who got better on defense this year. But I haven't seen eight has taken some charges, a liability, but more active as a help defender this year, but still, you know, not. So I look. At as a huge plus defensively. So that's that group there and I did put sex in that category. Though, you I think he if he continues to play well can get out of that. What do you think of my characterization of those guys it seems fair? There will be a lot of teams that just don't need what those guys can bring and then there'd be others that really do. I mean, it's sort of a similar shoe to wear the point guard starter position drops off as it is before thirty. But it is. But there are guys that other positions that can fill a lot of that role. I think it's kinda the same with backups. So the hope is that there are enough slots for those type of guys, but bringing out the fact that they're different that they don't succeed in all circumstances is reasonable, and I ended up being more negative on those type of guys overall just because their lack of plug and play to me that means first of all that means fewer teams interested from minutes perspective, but also from a dollars perspective. And I'll just mention it. My last group what I called rotation worthy. Really what that was for me is guys that you wanna give minutes to and also I thought it was a good differentiator. For guys that would give guaranteed money to like, there's a group of players below that where it's like, maybe it's a question that they're getting into it oughta that's young players that should get a lot better. But really, I think it I think it went from like, I didn't count it out. But it was like forty like fifty two or something like that. And that's about right in terms of how many capable backup point guards. Plus starting are in the league. So we wanted to go through my differentiation here. And you could just probably give a sentence or two each of these guys and built Brita stop me if you're insubstantial disagree. So here's my list of solid backups. And I'll give my list if you back actually going deeper on this group than it some positions. So my solid backups. Some guys who have Evan starters. But ideally, you'd want them to sell saw back up during Carlson, opiates it. Well from three never gets enough. I'm still say versatile enough jump shot not a plus defensively because he he's too skinny and does a really distribute a Reggie Jackson actually shot at better from three and averaging ten three point. Per hundred possessions, all of a sudden, which is a pretty high number to get into double digits there. But he's a choice defensively. You know, they always put him on the worst of the three perimeter guys. Even when you've got like, Wayne Ellington, Luke Kennard, and they've nobody else really. And he's still by far the worst of that group and his ability to get to the basket as been the same since those knee and ankle issues that he's had hasn't been as a passer, but the three point shooting is valuable, and he has some size Monty Morris as exploded on the scene this year. Maybe a little overrated at this point in time due to what he was doing early in the season impact metrics are not amazing formula to kinda got him pegged around being a normal backup point guard type of player. Other one of these guys who shot a good percentage from three but not high volume knows how to run pick and roll absolutely never gets the foul line. Absolutely. Never turns it over and defensively seems about average or so it Smith team always seems to play better when he's out there than his individual metrics didn't Katie has gotten. A little bit more with refinery. He does push the ball in transition a lot, which is helpful for this Detroit team. He does close some game sometime. I think he's our solid backup that contract..
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"I differentiate between what I called solid backups, and if he backups, and then I also had a group of guys at the very bottom that I looked at it as guys who would actually probably hurt most teams because they're either so bolt on a minute or the can't shoot or the bend your whole style. Or they just kill your defense of so many actually be. Interesting to talk about those guys. I so he here's what I had in that group. And then we can kind of parse out who we think of solid backups versus a not great backups. So here are the guys that I looked at as guys who actually are like are hurting your team if your most you know, if you're a team with a really bad offense. Maybe you just need someone like this to just create shot. So that your offense isn't just totally hopeless and it just runs so I had Colin Sexton there, if Sexton continues playing the the ways play the last month and a half or so he gets off this list lisp quickly. But the overall impact metrics and the usage for the entire year are atrocious of knees last in all of the impact metrics PI PM RPM a lot of that comes down to defense. You know, his offense is getting better be still in the negative on offense for the whole year. He's also still not distributing. Yes. He's become a way more effective individual score. But he's not passing it about more. He's not creating more value that way, which is I think for me having him in the solid backup category was a pretty big victory. For Sexton over where he started the season. Yeah. So other guys I had in this category. Dennis Smith, you know, another guy who gave me he just actually the some of the impact by tricks on his defensive improve this year. I'm not really buying that. I don't know why there'd be much better. Especially in some of the situations that he's been in you throw in. Also, the fact that you kind of forced his way out of Dallas, his shooting is very iffy. A little better than some of the guys on this list. At least in just has made to be efficient. Also said some health concerns rachana Rondo is on this list for sure one of the worst defensive point guards in the NBA at this point impact metrics have been awful really the last four or five years yet one year that was okay drink think was last year. He's shooting the ball better from three but not enough volume and team still don't guard him. He's still dominates the ball. He can't finish the Remmy never gets the foul line. He's not a positive other than just as an assist guy. But that's really more. You'll he's not creating the opening for guys. He's kinda standing. Top throwing it to guys use a great entry passer. But overall, I mean, you just can't other than looking at the assist line in the box score. You can't make an argument that he's a appears not hurting you at this point. I l I Peyton is kinda like many Rondo at this point, which is ironic that he took Rondos place on the pelicans. Isaiah Thomas budget pains me to say is in that category. Until further notice, Emmanuel moody and other guys these guys who just are not efficient. Take a bunch of shots dominate the ball and yard just dragging you down. Dennis shooter. Also is in that category..
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"So yeah, he's scoring twenty one points a game. But guys who are who have fifty three true shooting. Don't get to shoot. This many shots per game. Went back and looked at it. They're only seven times over the last five years that played with over thirty usage at this low true shooting, and their you know, a couple of Westbrook seasons. Dennis shooter last year, those types of things because the players and remember this is the best he's ever been affected from fitness point. They don't get that. So that's why the counting stats are really misleading for him. He's getting the opportunity and he's doing his thing with it. But it's not an opportunity that is presented to many guys. Donovan Mitchell is incidentally, possibly going to join this group, so more Dinwiddie people guys never even started before. Like, what are you talking about number thirteen point guard in the NBA fifty eight percent shooting? Let's go down a little bit thirty. Five percent from three take some very difficult attempts. Most of those are off the drill. So sore Russell's obviously, but did decouple in from Russell. But Spencer, Dinwiddie shoots. More free throws per one hundred possessions than any point guard in the NBA nine point one free throw times per one hundred possessions is a demon Lord second highest at e point nine, Mike. Conley incidentally is third at eight point six which is incredible. For a guy who never gets the basket mean the fact that he's able to bullshit out that many free throws and boost percentages. There is pretty good now Dinwiddie twenty-five usage, Russell thirty two. That's a big difference between those guys you know, he does throw some some good passes. But he also does not quite the every down distributor has been accused of being selfish a tiny part of that is due to his role. But and the fact that he's most prominently playing at the end of games teams are switching and they just have to go to because they don't have anyone else who can do anything defensively at the he's I'd say about averages im-. Impact metrics is rpm in particular is awful this year on defense. But watching him I don't really see anything to support that last year. He was wasn't bad and generally has been healthy than a thumb injury in his MBA greeted of that he tornadoes Yellen college, but that's quite in the rear view mirror. We have discussed Jamal Murray at all he's another one who statistically hanging out. It's it's a little dicey me. He's kinda in that Russell level of officiency, not the level of distributor that Russell is a, you know, has this reputation as shooter, but has been taking as many threes this season that hasn't been going in for him a quite as much so Murray up to thirty seven percent or three as usually started terribly. So that's a less of a concern. Now as the euro's gone on doesn't get to the foul line. A whole heck of a lot either do think that being with Nicole Yokich. And then also some of these other guys that you'll play a lot with Monty Morris. Bill play a lot with with Barton. Gary. Chris would get the pick and roll opportunities in the past. Does that hurt our perception of him or help our perception overall?.
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Department store once again. Indochino dot com. Promo code cap space. Don't get that cap space co to let them know that you came from us. Once you go custom you don't go back. Okay. I'm really interested to see how it was that you did this now of we both kinda gotten our top ten out of the way. Although I had one additional tier to do that on tier five. You're starting your tier four. So what's up with your next Syria? I think I'm onto your five as well. Anyway, this was but anyway, this was the hardest part to figure out because some of the players that were in this group before like so for me that Glades Goran Dragic who just these bad a rough a rough year to injuries. And also the end of last you know, he didn't have a great closed the last season. So he lost some of the difference. His sixteen seventeen was way better than seventeen eighteen now that's a year and a half ago. And so this group ended up being overwhelmingly, it's my mind is floor guys players that were not even in serious consideration for the top twenty last year. So it's big risers, but players that have established themselves in various. Forms as being really important to their team's success. Even though most of their success as a team has been modest, and I'll just go through all four of them. There will be anger with some that are included. There will be angry with some that are not included. I I don't care this group for me is the Aaron FOX Jamal Murray, Spencer Dinwiddie and trae. Well, that's very interesting, and we do not touch each other about these rankings beforehand by eleven through thirteen is the exact same as yours deer and FOX Trebol Marie in the same order. Yeah. In the same. I spent so much time thinking about this. This is hilarious that that's the way. I I will say I stop really stressing about the order within the tier after the top ten or so this is the last one where I stressed about the order. Yeah. Now, this is funny. So I thought this to your five guys who are above average, Spencer Dinwiddie. I'm sure many will be very surprised to hear him above the ngelo. Russell. I did put the ngelo Russell in the tier number fourteen, but below Dinwiddie in there really other than the fact. That Russell starts. There really is not any kind of disco argument that you own I wanna have an extended diangelo Russel conversation. But I think we should talk about the other guys. I just hope you have them above FOX. Maybe a part of this is that we're looking forward here. I have a little bit concerned that he might be getting slightly overrated that maybe shooting is not quite as good. I do think that what he does for the transition game. I mean, he's a top two or three transition point guard in the NBA be up there. I think with Steph and Westbrook, and those are really I can't think of anyone else really who would be up there. So you might even be close to number one. The the way he pushes the ball. And how fast he is. Maybe trae would be up to actually I did move trae out of here. I mean, I do think he's a big time positive on offense. At this point in time. The reason I didn't have this year is just that is hard for me to make the argument asserted that he's better than Dangelo. Russell right now. Russell morrison. For thirty six minutes. Better three point percentage trait does get to the following mortgage to the rim a little bit more. But as bad as Russell's defenses, and I think it's horrendous still he's gotten sub pub some pub for improving it, I haven't seen. I mean who started for such a low baseline? I guess we'll say that even having a little bit more effort doesn't do much for you. But trae is like just so much worse, man. Just generally at me, he's one of the worst defensive players in the league if not worst. Yes. So in terms of high minute guys and just the general principle that rookie is just aren't good at don't help you win. I mean, he's fighting against that. Do you want my argument because I thought of this I just smelled partially again. This was the kind of wanted to think of what in what what it was for me was the structure of their criteria. And it was remember we're starting to season. Now, I think trae young as a way better player right now than where.
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"You know, he gets a lot of his minutes within today this. But. But drew his Benny capable Ben. Like, a good creator in his own, right? He's ineffective score true shooting percentage of the fifty six percent this year on twenty five percent usage. Cysts plenty good. And he's to me the best defensive point guard in the NBA night in night out. And there are other guys with crazy high defensive ceilings we've seen Eric Bledsoe do it. And if you wanna draw the positional lines differently there other guys you can throw in this conversation. But that is a real value. Add and something that I I was thinking about when putting this together is drew Hollywood in some ways be an even more. It wouldn't be a more valuable defender to his team. But he could be more destructive. If the pelicans didn't have to do things like putting him on Kevin Durant. When they played the words because we don't have anybody who can defend threes. I mean, we saw that when they played Portland, and it was a team system. But drew was an integral part in stifling Damian Lillard in that sweep in the first round last year. Now, I certainly would understand arguments for why just about anybody in this tier could be at the top. That's what the tier is kind of supposed to be. The idea that you have a reasonable argument for any of these guys to be higher than the other. That's what makes up the tier IV Bledsoe in Lowry in their own to you're a little bit below these guys Lowry just not able to Crete as much with the ball as these other guys blood. So not really either blood Zo as reach a new level this series. Not really that good of a three point shooter defensively. He's really good when he's on ball a little bit Spacey when he's off ball. You know, he's a again has been in this perfect system with Milwaukee to look really good hasn't been at this level before and at age twenty nine I'm a little more skeptical of whether he could keep it up. Certainly the impact metrics for him are very good. But I think that's a lot of that is being on such a good team such good coach such good system. At Lowry is just he would have been right in there in previous years. But when you throw in his waning availability, some of the health issues that he's had and his inability to really be the main pick and roll. Engine any longer. You know, he's still really valuable player. I like what he can do defensively as a switch guy. A hoping to see more of that from Toronto in the play offs valuable shooter takes deep threes. But just not the same force that he was a couple years ago. So that's why I had him a little bit lower. He's a winning player. But he's also just not does a lot of things that don't necessarily show the impact ventures of always loved him in the regular season. He's generally not played as well in the playoffs. That's another little thing for him. I think you're overrating Kemba a little bit though. I mean, if you really look at what the stats are this series. Now a little bit below the league average intruding thirty five percent from three headed extremely hot first month or so when he was averaging like twenty eight a game on really good officiency. And whether it was that sprained ankle whether who's just over his head a defensively, I think he tries, but he's really small. So I I had him kind of towards the bottom of this group. You know, we haven't had a chance to see much of in the playoffs, and we won't again this year, but he's had a few games or got it disappears lately. And I just whether he's getting war down whether us over his head. I don't think that both establish low performance before this year, and then through that in with really his overall stat line this season aren't quite on the level of some of these other guys. I don't really think there's much of a statistical argument for Kemba over say, Mike Conley. At this point. I do in that there's a a meaningful difference. So far this year in terms of how their teams have played authencity when they've been on the four and while Mike Conley has worst surrounding talent right now, so using cleaning glasses filter taking out garbage time, Charlotte one thirteen offensive rating when when Kemp is on the floor..
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"You just have to get out at him. So far, we haven't seen stuff really in the last year before Steve Kerr, he was averaging a lot of assists. And then we have we've seen that. He hasn't had the bone his hands been more of a play finisher operating off the ball, although certainly very deadly with his hands as well. But Steph, even if you wanna see his offenses, similar Irving and Louis which thing it's not it's far above that. You know, Steph is shooting almost forty four percent for three point range Irving is about forty percent, but not the same type of volume and Daimler's at thirty seven percent still not quite the same type of volume as well, the vocals, gather pre Haibin three pointers. Steph to me is better on defense. He's better on on the boards. He certainly better as a leader than Irving Lillard is one of the best teammates in the NBA. Irving his come under fire for his locker room antics this year. So I think it's it's very clear that stuff is both better offensively and defensively than those guys are so I think that means we can get into tier two we've already kind of foreshadowed this with what we've said. But for me, the only two other guys that not only made my top ten, but we're in serious consideration for it career Ving and Damian Lillard this is a great example of the tier system. I ended up putting just like it didn't top ten players pudding Kyrie over Damian Lillard. Even though I think Lillard is superior regular season guy, just Irving's ability and proven ability to get his own shot to beat elite defenses. That's a marginal a marginal improvement for me there. And I would have no problem whatsoever. With with somebody saying I would rather have Lillard for a season and playoffs. They come there, especially with its ability element. But also just I mean, it's saying Damian Lillard is a better player that guy Irving is is a reasonable statement. Especially if you look at the talent that Lillard has had a rod. Him this season versus the talent that Irving his head around him. And you look at the offense of performances of both teams at how many games they've won. Now. The Celtics have been a little unlucky this season in terms of their point differential, but Portland is looking they're gonna finish with a record ten Boston. Which is pretty remarkable when you consider the surrounding talent. And some of that is that talent itself underperforming, but some of it also has to go to ring in end Lillard, obviously has been more durable. But you mentioned the superior playoff performance for Irving. We haven't seen him in a Boston uniform in the playoffs yet. And this is one where a guy to get splitting hairs between those two guys. I had Irving number two Lillard number three as well. But I think that could very easily change based on what happens in the playoffs. So now getting to United Irving the Lert those are like superstars Steph curry is like an MVP level guy. If you're gonna label these tiers tier three to me is guys who are all star level type players. I had five people actually in. This year. And I think you can make reasonable arguments for any of them to be at the top. But starting out this year. I actually had drew holiday at the as my number four point guard in the NBA, but close on his heels, Chris Paul, Mike. Conley. Russell Westbrook in Kemba Walker. I drew the lines a little bit differently. But it was again. This was a close difference between the tiers like there's more for me between tier two into your three than three and four. But so I'll just lay out both since it seems like it's almost the same guy. So I had Kemba Andrew holiday a little a little bit of a difference above the other guys. Conley Chris Paul, and then I had in. So you had Westbrook as well. Then I added in Eric Bledsoe. And Kyle Lowry there. They were on the edge of that next group. But it's it seems like it's pretty similar, but let's start with drew. I think he might be one that surprises people to have in this. How you haven't for haven't at five. I think that he is an underrated offensive player. It can be hard to parse sometimes because he gets to play with one of the best offensive big men in the league..
"point guard" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"Argument here to what i said about dennis schreuder before that if he was put in a full backup role and said hey play as hard as you can for twenty minutes a game and play against backups i think he would do well and that might be where he ends up if he doesn't improve laga disease aged twenty even when junior was a backup though in atlanta i mean greta these better now than he was that in theory but you know the the numbers were really bad for him in terms of the onoff patrick's when he was a backup to yeah he was by jeff teague that in those teams had some really strong starters ib we had millsap and mills happen horford together an korver for a lot of that time i'm not as concerned about that allman and the other russell this is twenty one season so he could certainly get a whole lot better and he's been dealing with health stuff so much but i would say right now he's on the fringe of being a positive player and if that's where you are then you're not in those first cup those first batch of tears for me you could get there he could absolutely earned that spot but i have him as the third best most valuable point guard on his own team if we're treating jeremy linn as being healthy at some point yet in the russell so i kind of had you know in that same seem tears as lonzo ball which is ironic because they both have totally different gains and you can certainly argue that lonto has a greater impact on winning this year me i think russell as he continues to get healthy can can play a little better that's part is still just a another year growth for young player going forward uh but yeah i mean it's it he's you could make the argument that he should be weighed down there and like the dennis smith ejirin fox carry cata grads where he is for me yeah uh he's slightly he slightly above those guys but not in the same group and somebody else we haven't mentioned just bob were getting lakers fans and and talking about their former players jordan clarkson i have him in this solid backup group is well i just don't believe in.
"point guard" Discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast
"Why were driving is uh you know the discussion about coroner's edited that is a great point i mean his his point is i mean a team full of guys that are six foot and their point guards was was six foot point guard as many point guards is you can possibly recruit you know they're six foot taller than her and her point guards shaven that get play corner and that they you know they they mature more you know they become a safety and a safety will like comes a up a linebacker at a linebacker that becomes a defensive linemen and the defense a lima the becomes an offer that's kinda where i took pointed wound it was a great point was somewhat hurry cornered offense let us schism athleticism and if you don't put back and forth how many point i mean how many at some point you got to have some how much is too much yeah of us some kids i also like lake that like uh guys that are athletic and and long it's six that that's about ordered razer there is going back and forth okay so now fastforward in the in the office in as he's make it a sound like i've just snap snap a backup i'm acknowledging that search snap back on my part allows us now back on your part as well and i was like now that it was very euro was a good discussion a great point but it was getting heated who's now he so we're in the obvious the turn and they were receptions overwork and you can see this kind of our eyes on the top of her head over that over the shelf you know of any good reception as and she's doing her work to to she's in our donor working and jim is disclaimer anami they're not talk and he's you get these these eyes of kinda glazed grant locked talked about ten minutes we hadn't talk it's a week we didn't talk since we got all the car will walked he went over there i sat dumb or is this going to go he sat down right across from i'm looking at him.
"point guard" Discussed on Sports Talk 1050 WTKA
"Well you ever there wasn't a you've no but that the you know that some that's going to be the key next year in again if you look at any team that's competing for big ten chant you know a conference championship as well as the those playoff spots you have to have a good quarterback you and to have good quarterback play seven three four none of 1950 let's go to eric in south carolina whatsoever what is going on man what's going on well sleep you what oh hey how was that game last night brooke in what good oh man you know i we get to that point guard petitions we gotta yes we have to find an um somebody to step up at that point guard spots because right now we get that from it and all i i think i think that's going to hurt us we don't see some improvement from that spot mubarak off with man i mean mo was what was ball on it i mean last night he just he was he was doing this thing well i didn't understand why do you didn't go to a more you got something that's working for you you know go go forth because it's not you know it nothing any other ducking i mean you've got guys uh average point waves which will help up particularly good shooter and if you get physical with dunk particularly well like you said there's maybe not consistent 3point shooters yet besides dunkin' but but i agree with your can i think you know kinda like you were saying that goes back to the that goes back to the point guard play you know mark more was killing it that was clear our adventure didn't matter who was guarding him in the post he was working every everybody whether was a little spot of jump shots for him move putting a few moves on download but again i think that goes back to you brought it up the point guard spot which on any anybody who watches listen eve in you said coach beeline even said we need to solidify that spot everybody who's watching those but i think that that goes back to because if you have a point guard whose you know the the general out there on the floor they slow everything down and say hey what's been working force mojo.
"point guard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"I don't think launch those ever going to be a superstar and i think his dad's allowed mouth and the lakers of fish bowl and but there are things he has that you can't teach and don't go away length dozen go away and to be a five long point guard will eventually be a huge huge advantage his vision he doesn't need by focal that's not going away you can't take those two things from he is never going to be a great shooter that's why i don't believe he'll ever be a superstar play and magic negative braun could he be a really solid culture changing pass first point guard surrounded by a paul george ingram coups monitor free agent absolutely could it be the fourth best player on the lakers and they could win a title yes at possible by the way a lot of these great point guards john wall can't when a second playoff series westbrook can't when a third so it's i just think he's a drummer were asking him to be a lead singer in the fish bulls brutal here coming up next something is happening in the nfl this weekend it is not getting a lot of publicity but could have a giving you could have a 15year impact in the national football league one of these stories that's not getting talked about but it'll be a franchise changer and the two franchises have already played this year and we didn't member we talked about this game being begged nobody would watch it even bigger than i thought that is coming up next plus joke latte.
"point guard" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"You know i've talked to dugout live about this could doug played deems are great great not a good but a great college basketball player and here's what's happened to the nba there's no handchecking manhattan about ten years ago this used to be a big man's game and then they took out the hand check in stone out a small man's game because nobody can stop these point guard of can touch him he michael jordan gary payton could steer your round the court can't touch point guards so everybody can get to the basket at what you're seeing more injuries with point guards than ever before because they can get to the basket and when you get to the basket to get run over by big guys walls hurt derek roses hurt tirees been hurt all the top point guards westbrook patrick beverley they can all get to the basket now so effortlessly could you can't hand check them they get hurt more because the game is such a guard driven league that you're now entering is a guard de'aaron fox without would be great lonzo ball marquel fault as a guard you are entering this league and they are going a hundred miles an hour remember college basketball is run not my players but my coaches so in college basketball very few teams play at this pace because in college basketball you come up the foreign roy williams goes awry four run the four and tommaso goes all right slow it down run the three in college basketball the coaches are constantly slowing down the pace of the game in the nba with no hand chuck check the games never been faster and so when these young guys come in the league even the talented guy hit go back and look at russell westbrook's rookie numbers he was awful and he's significantly more athletic the lonzo ball.
"point guard" Discussed on Doublestruck Stories
"Oftentimes when you do a peace like this especially if this length you kind of you know you kind of i don't wanna say trail off but the peace you know we thought it would be really great to kind of comeback around with a very strong bang um uh at the end of the piece and i i think it worked with a point guard on point guard communication the big is one of the big issues here that's been a question ever since the trading that you'd dive into it is who is going to be the ball handler for this team are they gonna divvy up the the the um in a play caller responsibilities from the time you spent with them i as there's two questions that i have is how much of an issue is this really for this team because it seems like antonis figuring it out and they're both harden and and polar saying the right things how big of a concern as it for these guys well it is a bit of a concern just because chris paul and been one person his entire one kind of player is entire career now you're going to ask him to be something a little different play off the ball a little bit and i think that is appealing to chris paul in spurts right that's the big there's a there's the rub if you will i thought it was interesting when d'antoni broke down to me that according to his math because he wants to limits paul's minutes to around thirty to a night which is exactly what he played on opening night uh he he in the way he broke down for me was they would only be on the court for a total of eighteen minutes together which is really interesting when you think about it but here's i think different d'antoni it was more important to have one of them on the court at all times than having them both on the court together at all times and i think that's a good decision on his part by the way and so what it means is concessions chris paul is gonna come out of the first quarter earlier than he ever has in his career james harden traditionally likes to play the entire first quarter nope not not this time now he's gonna have to come out with the you know.
"point guard" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"I definitely penalized on some eu uc that more on the back end of the list lehrer sort of the variances much higher and play a player could perform up to the 19th best or may be to 30 fifth best point guard and there there's a pretty is simple rule of thumb if you like miss more than half of the previous season but you've been healthy before the projection is something like sixty seven games so you have to take like a minus ten percent out of the out of the ball you're produced yeah it makes sense so in a moment i want again to some of my issues with the list in in some of things i would change but amadou a list like this guy i've done rankings before where i ranked different players are different positions and i always think it's hard when you get to number thirty and then you get to like thirty one in those you know honorable mention type guys who were some of the guys that uh that you had trouble leaving off the list you know you mentioned tony parker's been guide has come up as not being on the list but you have very valid reasons for that was there anyone or any guys in particular that you had a hard time leaving often felt like you know if the lists had continued they would have been your next few guys there are a few higher and backups who were pretty close to making less than maybe should have even cory joseph is one of them he is going to be liked backup point guard third guard for indiana this season and is yet like really really solid player at everything than one upside picked that i really would have liked to put in but i just it really couldn't let still on rights is going to play the backup point guard now for thrown out of joseph as an indiana so those were a couple of guys who were really really close.
"point guard" Discussed on The HoopsHype Podcast With Alex Kennedy
"All i think at almost every point in the list there are some fans who were not happy with it according including some pretty strange ones like why tony parker's not on list but uh and he's not on the list because you'll be injured for the most of the season and he's like 35 i won't be good next year even when he plays but but i guess i like to blunt missed by the way i like how blunt you are and i guess them but i guess the sort of most important ones are the rookies who are probably wrecked a bit too i and then just like small things like career or being is behind isaiah thomas at six and seven russell westbrook is behind curry a number two and and then there are a few few players i left at the into the twin tease who people feel like should be in like the good point guard category which to me really stops at jeff teague at seventeen so from fourteen jrue holiday than george hill beverley and then tiegen that's after that it really started getting into the more random stuff and i guess people also sought that players like schreuder or reggie jackson or even jeremy linn sort of deserve to be a me higher group in for anyone that is criticizing you i would just say you know trump putting your on this together because this is not easy to do to make a projection like this and consider all the different factors it's very difficult especially for the point guard position now you're gonna be doing these for all the different positions you're going to be doing uh you know all five positions running point guard is the toughest because every single night a point guard is basically facing you know a star level guy on the other end of the floor there are so many talented point guard so ranking them in projecting who's gonna be good next year is very difficult um who were the toughest guys for you to place you know you mentioned some of the guys that you've been criticised about but for you who were the toughest guys to find the right slot for.